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US-9,938,753 Lock mechanism assembly for vehicle tailgate
A check strap assembly for a pickup truck tailgate may include a truck bed, a tailgate, and opposing side panels. The tailgate is mounted to the truck bed for...
US-9,937,953 Trailer backup offset determination
A system for calibrating a backup assist system for a trailer attached to a vehicle is provided which includes a hitch sensor continuously measuring a hitch...
US-9,937,922 Collision avoidance using auditory data augmented with map data
A controller for an autonomous vehicle receives audio signals from one or more microphones and identifies sounds. The controller further identifies an estimated...
US-9,937,919 System and method for coupled and decoupled engine starting in a hybrid vehicle
A system and method for controlling engine starting in a hybrid vehicle having first and second electric machines include starting the engine in response to an...
US-9,937,916 Methods and system for reducing transmission shifting
Systems and methods for operating a transmission of a hybrid powertrain that includes a motor/generator are described. The systems and methods may permit or...
US-9,937,913 Methods and systems for hybrid driveline control
Systems and methods for operating and hybrid driveline are presented. In one example, driver demand torque may be supplied to vehicle wheels via a hydraulic...
US-9,937,878 Load compartment cover having sound-absorbing characteristics
The invention relates to a load compartment cover having sound-absorbing characteristics. A load compartment is provided between the rear seats and a tailgate....
US-9,937,869 Vehicle storage box incorporating a standard interface plate connection
A vehicle-bed storage box includes a container having an interior volume, an interface plate disposed within a vehicle-bed sidewall that selectively receives...
US-9,937,867 Deployable, expandable storage assembly for a motor vehicle
A deployable and expandable storage assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That storage assembly includes a panel, an expandable linkage assembly and a...
US-9,937,861 Vehicle blind spot system operation with trailer tow
This disclosure generally relates to a vehicle blind spot detection system, method, and module for adjusting parameters of a vehicle blind spot detection...
US-9,937,859 Vehicle proximity indicator
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising an end facing an external object, at least one vehicle light positioned adjacent to the end and projecting a light...
US-9,937,855 Automotive window glazings
A vehicle window glazing is provided that includes a transparent substrate defining a first surface with a decorative layer positioned on the first surface...
US-9,937,836 Seatback with collapsible internal support unit
A vehicle seat includes a cushion and a seatback rotatably coupled with the cushion, the seatback defining a height. The seatback further has an internal...
US-9,937,835 Collapsible car seats to increase cargo space and flexibility
A vehicle seat includes a cushion and a seatback coupled with the cushion. At least one of the cushion and the seatback includes a base and an extension portion...
US-9,937,826 Bladder system for vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat. A seat bladder is disposed between a support and trim material face. The bladder is positively pressurized when the...
US-9,937,811 Vehicle authentication for a BEV charger
A vehicle system has a first communication device configured to selectively associate with a second communication device of a premise system based on a location...
US-9,937,802 Systems and methods for determining a duty cycle for a variable voltage converter
A vehicle includes a traction battery, an electric machine, and a variable voltage converter. The variable voltage converter includes an inductor and is...
US-9,937,792 Occupant alertness-based navigation
Systems and methods are disclosed for occupant alertness-based navigation. An example vehicle includes a camera and an occupant monitor. The example camera is...
US-9,937,786 Fuel tank baffle with pivotable vanes
Methods and systems are provided for regulating fuel flow in a fuel tank. In one example, a method may comprise fueling a fuel tank by receiving a nozzle into a...
US-9,937,778 Window seal assembly for limiting air leaks from a vehicle frame into a passenger cabin of a vehicle
A vehicle door sealing assembly includes a door trim panel and an inner frame panel defining a door cavity, a window positioned proximate the door trim panel...
US-D815,375 Dust collector
US-D815,002 Vehicle central display with integrated registers
US-D814,995 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover insert
US-D814,992 Vehicle front valance
US-D814,976 Vehicle exterior
US-9,935,572 Control of alternator with front end accessory drive
Control of alternator/starters for providing electrical power to a vehicle and rotating an engine is disclosed. In one example, the alternator/starter provides...
US-9,934,688 Vehicle trajectory determination
A system includes a computer programmed to identify, from a first vehicle, one or more second vehicles within a specified distance to the first vehicle. The...
US-9,934,572 Drawbar scan solution for locating trailer hitch point
A system for locating an imaged hitch point between a vehicle and a trailer is provided herein. An imaging device is configured to capture images of the...
US-9,933,332 Dynamometer rotary table
The present invention relates to a dynamometer rotary table (1), which brings the dynamometer to the required position according to the test that will be...
US-9,933,294 Vehicle load indicator
A system for a vehicle comprises a load sensor configured to sense a load on the vehicle. The vehicle further includes a load indicator where the load indicator...
US-9,933,273 Method and apparatus for point of interest evaluation
A system includes a navigation device and a processor in communication with the navigation device and an output. The processor is configured to receive a...
US-9,933,069 Dynamic compensation for clutch control during shift
When a transmission controller issues a control command, such as pressure to control clutch torque, the response may be delayed due to dynamic properties of the...
US-9,932,991 Active swirl device for turbocharger compressor
Methods and systems are provided for mitigating noise generated by a compressor operating at low flow rates. A swirl device with two concentric flow passages...
US-9,932,944 Systems and method for an integrated fuel level and pressure sensor of a fuel tank
Methods and systems are provided for the integration of a fuel level sensor and a fuel pressure sensor in a fuel tank within a fuel system. In one example, an...
US-9,932,941 Snap-in spring clip assembly
A snap-in spring clip assembly includes a discrete clip cleat and a fastener carried on the clip cleat. The discrete clip cleat includes a body having a base, a...
US-9,932,938 Methods and systems for diagnosing an intake oxygen sensor based on pressure
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an intake oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include indicating degradation of an intake oxygen sensor...
US-9,932,937 Fuel system diagnostics
Methods and system are provided for distinguishing fuel tank vacuum generation due to canister purge valve degradation from vacuum generation due to canister...
US-9,932,922 Post-catalyst cylinder imbalance monitor
Methods and systems are provided for detecting cylinder air-fuel imbalance. In one example, a method may include adjusting engine operation based on an...
US-9,932,921 Method for utilizing condensate to improve engine efficiency
Methods are provided for controlling a vehicle engine to improve engine efficiency utilizing onboard water condensate. In one example, condensate is collected...
US-9,932,914 Method for increasing electric operation in hybrid electric vehicles
A hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine configured to provide power to traction wheels, and a controller. The controller is configured...
US-9,932,887 Exhaust gas passage with aftertreatment system
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting flow of exhaust gas from downstream of an exhaust turbine outlet to an exhaust gas aftertreatment device inlet...
US-9,932,878 Particulate matter sensor
Methods and systems are provided for sensing particulate matter in an exhaust system of a vehicle. An example system comprises a particulate matter sensor...
US-9,932,877 Integrated fuel catalyst monitor
A method is provided for monitoring an emission device coupled to an engine. In one example approach, the method comprises: following a deceleration fuel...
US-9,932,876 Systems and method for exhaust warm-up strategy
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine to adjust exhaust warm-up strategy based on a vehicle network information. In one example, in...
US-9,932,875 Mixer for mixing exhaust gas
Systems are provided for a mixer configured to be used in either an intake or exhaust passage. In one example, a mixer in the intake passage may be adapted to...
US-9,932,079 Reconfigurable vehicle model
A vehicle model including main and secondary modules is provided. The vehicle module may also include vehicle components, a frame, a camera system, and a...
US-9,932,075 Spare wheel assembly for a vehicle
A spare wheel assembly includes a spare-wheel cap having a core, and raised fins radially extending from the core toward a perimeter of the cap to form a cross...
US-9,932,031 System and method for hybrid vehicle engine starts
A method for operating a powertrain of a hybrid vehicle is provided. The method includes outputting via a controller an engine speed command that is based on a...
US-9,932,012 Inner carrier and back panel having alternating trim and side airbag attachments
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A seatback panel is operably coupled with a back side of the seatback. The seatback panel includes a front side...
US-9,932,009 Bracket for front crash sensor
A front end structure is provided for a vehicle that includes a bracket for attaching front crash sensors to the vehicle. The front end structure includes an...
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