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US-D779,693 Vehicle head lamp
US-D779,399 Vehicle hood
US-D779,398 Vehicle hood
US-9,572,191 Methods and apparatus for lost connection handling
A computer-implemented method, executable by a vehicle computing system (VCS), includes determining that a connection between a wireless device and a VCS has...
US-9,570,760 Fuel cell electrode assembly and method of making the same
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a fuel cell electrode assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the fuel cell electrode assembly...
US-9,569,967 Collision warning for a vehicle
A method and apparatus for warning a driver of a motor vehicle of a predicted collision with a stationary object. A proximity sensor is used to determine a...
US-9,569,564 Automated cad process for creating mold packages
The present invention provides methods to create a pattern part, and a subsequent mold core package, that can be used in the casting process to cast one or more...
US-9,569,403 Methods and systems for authenticating one or more users of a vehicle communications and information system
A system includes a processor, configured to wirelessly communicate with at least a vehicle computing system, wherein the processor is further configured to...
US-9,568,894 Method and control system for a compressor that is operable with a climate system
A control system for a compressor is provided. The control system includes a controller and first and second control portions. The first control portion is...
US-9,568,527 Proximity switch assembly and activation method having virtual button mode
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,568,325 Advanced map information delivery, processing and updating
An illustrative method of data gathering includes determining that a vehicle traveling characteristic has changed beyond an expected parameter. The method...
US-9,568,048 Bearing cap
A bearing cap having a top wall, a side wall extending away from the top wall, a peripheral wall extending away from the top wall forming a receiver, a bottom...
US-9,567,950 Turbocharged engine with naturally aspirated operating mode
A system and method for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas turbocharger with a compressor coupled to a turbine...
US-9,567,660 Method and system for using an irreversible thermo-chromatic indicator for quality assurance of a part...
A system and method of verifying that a part is heat treated to strengthen the part. The part is marked with a thermo-chromatic composition before heat...
US-9,567,002 Steering systems including locking controls for a motor vehicle, and motor vehicles including steering systems
A steering locking system is provided for a motor vehicle that includes a pin, a locking disc to receive the pin, an actuation device, and a control unit. The...
US-9,566,977 Methods and systems for operating a driveline clutch
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, operation of a driveline disconnect clutch is adjusted to...
US-9,566,961 Method for operating a braking apparatus with a service and parking brake function
A method for operating a braking apparatus with a service and parking brake function, which braking apparatus can be applied both in a hydraulic manner by means...
US-9,566,930 Vehicle seat assembly with side-impact airbag deployment mechanism
A vehicle seatback assembly includes an outer shell coupled to a seatback carrier via a releasable coupling arrangement. The releasable coupling arrangement can...
US-9,566,929 Vehicle oblique impact absorbing system
An instrument panel includes a frame, an intermediate airbag supported by the frame in an uninflated position, and a first airbag supported by the frame. The...
US-9,566,922 Vehicle frame component
A vehicle frame component for limiting the movement of the wheel of the vehicle toward the cab of a cab on frame vehicle including a base member welded to...
US-9,566,916 Hybrid electric vehicle power-up sequencing with VVC test
A method for operating a hybrid electric vehicle having a variable voltage converter (VVC) includes commanding a first voltage across a VVC in response to a...
US-9,566,912 Automatic closing arrangement for vehicle stowage compartments
A vehicle stowage assembly including a storage compartment defining an opening to permit access to the compartment. A door is movably mounted proximate the...
US-9,566,911 Vehicle trailer angle detection system and method
A vehicle 1 towing a trailer 4 is fitted with three video cameras 5, 6, 7 fitted to the rear of the vehicle and on each door mirror. A view from any camera can...
US-9,566,888 Vehicle seat having extendable bolsters and thigh supports
A vehicle seating assembly for a vehicle has a lower seat with a center seat cushion and a forward thigh supporting portion having a first refracted position...
US-9,566,884 Powered head restraint electrical connector
A powered head restraint includes a base bracket with elongate supports that are configured to easily engage a seatback guide during vehicle assembly and to...
US-9,566,592 Dust collector able to prop open a fallen dust bag
A dust collector able to prop open a fallen dust bag is to have a cover plate of a dust bucket bored with an insert hole fixed therein with a hose, which is...
US-9,566,552 Temperature maintenance and regulation of vehicle exhaust catalyst systems with phase change materials
A vehicle exhaust system is provided and comprises a catalyst positioned in an exhaust passage of a vehicle. The catalyst is in the form of a washcoat supported...
US-D778,802 Vehicle wheel
US-D778,801 Vehicle wheel
US-9,565,625 Multiprotocol vehicle communications
A system includes a computer including a processor. The processor is programmed to receive data mapping one or more predicted signal metrics for each of one or...
US-9,564,642 Durable fuel cell with platinum cobalt alloy cathode catalyst and selectively conducting anode
The degradation associated with repeated startup and shutdown of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells comprising PtCo alloy cathode catalysts can be...
US-9,562,933 Diagnostic method for multiple speed relay-controlled electric fan
Methods and systems are described for diagnosing a multiple speed, relay controlled engine cooling fan system. One method includes measuring the change in...
US-9,562,604 Axle heat absorber
An axle includes a differential, a cover, and a heat absorber. The differential has a ring gear disposed within a housing. The ring gear is configured to pump a...
US-9,562,506 Method and apparatus for vehicle and mobile device coordination
A system includes a processor configured to receive vehicle GPS coordinates. The processor is also configured to compare the received GPS coordinates to known...
US-9,561,836 Bicycle control system
A system includes a computer in a bicycle, and the computer has a processor and a memory. The computer is programmed to determine user characteristics for a...
US-9,561,804 Distance to empty prediction with short term distance compensation
A vehicle is provided which may include an energy conversion device, an energy source to supply power to the energy conversion device, and at least one...
US-9,561,786 System and method for brake pedal feel control
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, adjusting the feel of a brake pedal based on a comparison...
US-9,561,780 Vehicle window wiper assembly with curvilinear guide rail
A windshield wiper assembly includes a telescoping wiper head having a first section fixed to a pivot drive shaft and a second section capable of translating...
US-9,561,774 Winged driver airbag
A vehicle includes a steering wheel having a steering wheel cover and an airbag module. The airbag module includes an airbag arrangement and an inflator...
US-9,561,765 Fuel tank assembly including inflatable member
A fuel tank assembly includes a fuel tank, and an airbag assembly connected to a fuel tank. The fuel tank includes a first portion facing in a first direction,...
US-9,561,755 Vehicle garment hook assembly
A vehicle garment hook assembly for use on a vehicle includes a housing mounted to a trim component on a vehicle, and a garment hook pivotally mounted to the...
US-9,561,753 Console bin assembly with a removable tray
A console bin assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That console bin assembly includes a housing defining a storage compartment. Opposed channels are...
US-9,561,752 Orbiting platform storage system for a vehicle
A storage system is provided for a vehicle. The storage system comprises a base including a guideway and a follower received in the guideway. Further the...
US-9,561,749 Pickup truck bed lighting system
A pickup truck bed lighting system for mounting on a bed rail of a cargo bed side wall. The system including a scuff plate having a plurality of downward...
US-9,561,746 Combined cup holder and storage bin
A combined cup holder and storage bin is provided. Such a device includes a rotating body having a first feature, a second feature and a third feature. The...
US-D778,213 Vehicle front bumper
US-9,559,688 Proximity switch assembly having pliable surface and depression
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,559,390 Battery degradation accumulation methods
A vehicle includes a traction battery subject to alternating cycling and storage modes and a controller. The controller is programmed to calculate an...
US-9,559,346 Traction battery electrical joint
An exemplary assembly includes an array plate of a traction battery and an insert held by the array plate. The insert is in electrical communication with a bus...
US-9,558,597 Road emergency activation
A vehicle system includes a processing device programmed to monitor an operating state of a vehicle and the operation of at least one subsystem module....
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