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US-9,816,308 Methods and systems for opening of a vehicle access point using audio or video data associated with a user
Methods and systems for opening an access point of a vehicle. A system and a method may involve receiving wirelessly a signal from a remote controller carried...
US-9,815,520 Electric cycle
A kit for an electric cycle includes a powertrain module including a case, a battery disposed in the case, an electric motor in communication with the battery...
US-9,815,499 Reinforced moldable rivet assembly for a vehicle
An assembly of vehicle components includes first and second components abutting each other. At least one of the first and second components includes a...
US-9,815,473 Manual transmission clutch control using driveline measurements
A method for controlling a manual transmission includes using a controller to determine a desired torque transmitted through an input clutch for the desired...
US-9,815,456 Methods and systems for temperature sensor fault detection
A vehicle includes a transmission, a motor, and at least one controller. The motor is configured to be selectively coupled to the transmission. The at least one...
US-9,815,427 External roof-rack mounted airbag
Systems for providing for an external vehicle airbag to mitigate the negative effects of vehicle rollover are described. In an exemplary implementation, one or...
US-9,815,425 Autonomous vehicle restraint deployment
A vehicle system includes a base, a driver seat rotatably disposed on the base, a sensor, and a processor. The sensor is programmed to measure an angular...
US-9,815,402 Tailgate and cargo box illumination
A vehicle includes a cargo box including at least one side wall. A tailgate is coupled to the box and operable between open and closed positions. A light...
US-9,815,385 Vehicle front seat adjustment based on anthropometric characteristics of a rear passenger
A vehicle system includes a front row seat and at least one controller. The front row seat may be a driver seat or a front passenger seat. The at least one...
US-9,815,373 Battery state of charge target based on predicted regenerative energy
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine; a traction battery; and a controller or a vehicle control system having a controller. The controller is programmed to...
US-9,815,342 Vehicle positioning to charge TPMS batteries
A controller may be configured to generate commands to position a vehicle relative to primary inductive charge coils that are configured to charge TPMS...
US-9,815,217 System and method for forming holes onto a sheet-metal assembly
Various approaches for forming holes onto a sheet-metal assembly are described. In one implementation, a sheet-metal assembly is received through a conveyor...
US-9,815,169 Honing tool
A head assembly of a honing tool includes a carrier having a proximal end connectable to a spindle, a distal end, and a plurality of stones. The head assembly...
US-9,813,878 Method and apparatus for vehicle occupant location detection
A system includes a plurality of wireless transceivers deployed in a vehicle cabin and a processor configured to receive a relay signal from a transceiver,...
US-9,813,541 Mobile device control for powered door
A vehicle door system is disclosed. The system comprises an actuator, at least one communication circuit, and a controller. The actuator is configured to adjust...
US-9,813,009 Active gate clamping for inverter switching devices using grounded gate terminals
An inverter for an electric vehicle comprises a phase leg having series-connected upper and lower transistors between a positive bus and a ground bus. Upper and...
US-9,811,935 Emotive advisory system and method
Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input...
US-9,811,760 Online per-feature descriptor customization
An image processing system includes a processing device having a memory device for storing computer-executable instructions. The processing device is programmed...
US-9,810,401 Luminescent trim light assembly
A vehicle trim light assembly is provided herein. The trim light assembly includes a substrate mated to a housing. A light source and luminescent structure are...
US-9,810,394 Vehicular signal and daytime running light assemblies with uniform illumination
A vehicular signal assembly that includes an inner chamber defined by a substrate comprising LED light sources and spaced apart, corresponding Fresnel lenses;...
US-9,810,176 Unitary composite cam cover and carrier and assembly method
A valve cover module includes a unitary cover and carrier made of a carbon fiber composite. The unitary cover and carrier has a lower side with a peripheral...
US-9,810,171 Method for determining an offset of a manifold pressure sensor
Methods and systems are provided for determining an offset of a manifold pressure sensor. In one example, an engine method may include indicating degradation of...
US-9,810,170 Mass flow rate determination
Various systems and methods are provided for a mass flow rate sensor. In one example, a mass flow rate sensor comprises a first signal input, a second signal...
US-9,810,143 Exhaust control valve branch communication and wastegate
Methods and systems for adjusting a branch communication and wastegate valve in a dual scroll turbocharger system are provided. In one example, a method may...
US-9,809,441 Systems and methods for preventing fuel tank overfilling
Methods and systems are provided for enabling a vehicle operator to select a desired amount of fuel to add to a fuel tank, and wherein overfilling of the tank...
US-9,809,256 Vehicle body structure
A vehicle includes a frame and a body supported above the frame. The body includes a pair of hinge pillars disposed on opposite sides of the body and a bulkhead...
US-9,809,255 Vehicle underbody structure for multiple load paths
A vehicle an underbody structure includes a bumper, a subframe, and a frame. The frame interconnects the bumper and the subframe. The frame includes first and...
US-9,809,250 Intuitive driver interface for trailer backup assist
A trailer backup steering input apparatus is coupled to a vehicle. The trailer backup steering input apparatus comprises a rotatable control element (e.g., a...
US-9,809,230 Unexpected thermal event assist
A vehicle system may include a thermal sensor; and a connectivity device of a vehicle, in communication with the thermal sensor, configured to receive an...
US-9,809,218 System and method for autonomous valet parking using plenoptic cameras
Exemplary embodiments provide systems and methods for autonomously valet parking a vehicle based on images obtained from a plurality of plenoptic (light field)...
US-9,809,214 Battery state of charge control using route preview data
A vehicle includes an engine and at least one controller. A first engine cycling command based on route information and a second engine cycling command...
US-9,809,213 Power split hybrid electric vehicle motor torque control using state estimation
A vehicle includes a traction motor coupled to a driveline. An engine and a generator are coupled to the driveline through a planetary gearset. A controller...
US-9,809,212 Methods and system for launching a vehicle
Systems and methods for operating a hybrid vehicle driveline that includes an engine and a motor are presented. In one example, the systems and methods include...
US-9,809,185 Method and apparatus for subjective command control of vehicle systems
A system includes a processor in communication with at least one input, and configured to control at least one vehicle system. The processor is further...
US-9,809,178 Compression limiter having a drain
A vehicle includes a body panel assembly including first and second panels. Each panel defines different materials, and the first and second panels are fastened...
US-9,809,167 Stopped vehicle traffic resumption alert
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for a stopped vehicle traffic resumption alert. An example disclosed vehicle includes a collision detection unit and a...
US-9,809,161 Illuminated cup holder
A vehicle cup holder includes a console substrate defining a cup well. A light source is positioned to emit light into the cup well. An insert is positioned...
US-9,809,160 Tailgate illumination system
An illumination system for a vehicle includes a truck bed defining a cargo space, a bumper positioned vehicle rearward of the truck bed, and a tailgate defining...
US-9,809,152 Smart light assembly and smart lighting system for a motor vehicle
A smart light assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That smart light assembly includes an electronic sensing device dedicated to the smart light assembly,...
US-9,809,151 Adjustment device for aiming two oppositely pivoted lamp elements of a motor vehicle
An adjustment device is provided for aiming two oppositely pivoted lamp elements. That device includes a single aim adjuster screw, a first connection...
US-9,809,131 Anthropomorphic pivotable upper seatback support
A vehicle seating assembly a lower seat and a seatback structure extending upwardly relative the lower seat, the lower seat and the seatback structure defining...
US-9,809,105 Hybrid transaxle
A power-split hybrid transaxle uses a chain-only final drive. In addition to transferring power from the primary axis to the differential axis, the chain...
US-9,809,055 Wheel locking assembly and method
A wheel locking assembly is provided for securing a wheel to a wheel hub of a motor vehicle. That wheel locking assembly includes a locking cylinder and a wheel...
US-9,807,704 Key fob transmission compensation
A method for adjusting a power setting of a key fob includes receiving an input signal from a sensor by a processor. The processor determines, based at least in...
US-9,806,831 Method and apparatus for radio signal strength detection and reporting
A system includes a processor configured to determine signal strength of a broadcast radio signal received at a vehicle. The processor is also configured to...
US-9,806,381 Serpentine cooling element for battery assembly
A traction battery assembly includes a battery array with a plurality of stacked cells and a serpentine heat exchanger. The heat exchanger defines passageways...
US-9,806,320 Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly includes adjacent battery cells supported by a tray and a busbar electrically connecting the adjacent battery cells. The busbar...
US-9,805,602 Parking service
A vehicle system includes a communication interface and a processing device. The processing device determines a proximity of a host vehicle to a target...
US-9,805,599 Method and apparatus for vehicle message recall
A system includes a processor configured to receive a request for publication of a message to a vehicle. The processor is further configured to determine if the...
US-9,804,227 Electric machine fast transient condition detection
During a transient operating condition in an electric machine, a diagnostic routine associated with the electric machine may erroneously indicate a fault....
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