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US-9,550,498 Traffic light anticipation
A vehicle includes at least one autonomous driving sensor configured to detect a traffic flow pattern relative to an intersection. An autonomous mode controller...
US-9,550,488 Hybrid vehicle and method of controlling a hybrid vehicle powertrain
A vehicle includes an engine, an electric machine, a torque converter and a controller. The torque converter includes an impeller and receives power from the...
US-9,550,486 Systems and methods for detecting a stuck brake friction component
A system for detecting a stuck brake friction component of a motor vehicle may include a tire pressure monitoring system and a steering wheel angle sensor. The...
US-9,550,467 Tunable crash bolster
An apparatus comprises a vehicle door closeout panel. The closeout panel comprises a pelvis bolster having a plurality of load points. Each load point is...
US-9,550,465 Airbag for oblique vehicle impacts
An airbag system includes an inflator and an airbag in communication with the inflator. The airbag system includes a tether actuator and tethers extending from...
US-9,550,450 Exit warning system for a motor vehicle having a sliding door
An exit warning system is provided for a motor vehicle having a sliding door. That exit warning system includes a sliding door status sensor, a projector and a...
US-9,550,447 Headlamp retaining bracket assembly
A vehicle assembly includes a front end module, an upper panel, and a fender covering the upper panel. The vehicle assembly also includes a housing, mounted to...
US-9,550,439 Air-suspended seat surfaces for folding vehicle seats
A vehicle seat includes a seatback having a coverstock defining a seat surface with a flexible lower region and a flexible upper region. The seatback further...
US-9,550,422 Vehicle high voltage interlock startup
A vehicle high voltage system may include switches (e.g., IGBTs, contactors, relays, etc.), wires, a traction battery, electrical components with electrical...
US-9,549,291 Crowd enhanced connectivity map for data transfer intermittency mitigation
A vehicle includes a communication interface, a memory device, and a processing device. The communication interface is configured to communicate over a...
US-9,548,733 Proximity sensor assembly having interleaved electrode configuration
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,547,172 Vehicle image display
A heads up display system includes a computer that is programmed to receive data from one or more sources in a vehicle. The computer is further programmed to...
US-9,546,894 System and methods for fuel level inference
A method for a fuel system, comprising: monitoring a fuel tank pressure during a refueling event; determining a fuel flow rate based on a steady-state portion...
US-9,546,876 System for determining clearance of approaching overhead structure
A vehicle system for detecting low clearance locations may include a controller configured to access a geographical information database configured to maintain...
US-9,546,729 Electro-mechanical one-way-clutch and method of operation
A transmission utilizes an electro-magnetically actuated selectable one-way-clutch. The one-way-clutch prevents rotation of a transmission member in both...
US-9,546,720 Torque split continually variable transmission
A transmission includes a first drive secured to an input, producing a fixed drive ratio; a second drive secured to an input, producing a variable drive ratio;...
US-9,546,706 Pendulum absorber with sliding joint
A pendulum absorber assembly including a rotor coupled to a rotating shaft, a pendulum absorber moveably coupled to the rotor and including a preloaded sliding...
US-9,546,677 Methods and systems for powering a generator with a vehicle power take-off
Methods and systems are presented for powering a generator via a flexible driveshaft coupled to a vehicle power take off unit. In one example, a flexible...
US-9,546,628 Identifying fuel system degradation
Various methods are thus provided for identifying degradation in a fuel system. In one embodiment, a method of operating a fuel system comprises applying a...
US-9,546,620 Canister design for evaporative emission control
Methods and systems are provided for purging a fuel vapor canister into an engine intake. A method comprises flowing fuel vapors from a fuel tank through a full...
US-9,546,590 Charge air cooler condensate reservoir
A condensate reservoir for a charge air cooler of an engine has one or more inlets for receiving condensate from the charge air cooler, and a chamber for...
US-9,546,583 Octane separation system and operating method
An engine method, comprising delivering high octane fuel to a high octane fuel tank and delivering low octane fuel to a low octane fuel tank and injecting...
US-9,545,958 Offset shear plate
A reinforcement plate is assembled inside a D-pillar of a pick-up truck to prevent twisting or matchbox deflection of the D-pillar when an accessory, such as a...
US-9,545,946 Steering systems and methods for supporting the straight running of a vehicle
A steering system is provided to support a straight running of a vehicle. The steering system included an active steering assistance system, a support torque...
US-9,545,915 Electric vehicle and method of battery set-point control
A method includes utilizing navigation data from a navigation system to segment a route to be travelled by a travelling vehicle into segments each having a road...
US-9,545,908 Clutch stroke adaptation on engine shutdown
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling a transmission system of a vehicle by positioning...
US-9,545,877 Steering wheel bezel with integrated horn switch function
A steering wheel assembly for a motor vehicle includes a steering wheel having a rim, a hub, and spokes connecting the rim and hub. An airbag module is disposed...
US-9,545,873 Pickup truck box reinforcement for fifth wheel pedestal
A reinforcement panel for the floor of a pick-up truck bed. The reinforcement panel is assembled between the floor of the pick-up truck and a fifth wheel cross...
US-9,545,849 Vehicle system and method for adapting lift pedal regeneration
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, controlling an electrified vehicle by increasing lift pedal...
US-9,545,843 Hybrid electric vehicle control for minimizing high voltage battery power limits violations
A control system and method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with mechanical and electro-mechanical power sources that use an intelligent...
US-9,545,839 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain with enhanced reverse drive performance
A method for controlling a hybrid electrical vehicle powertrain having an engine that is a source of power during forward drive and an electric motor that is a...
US-9,545,657 Method of hydroforming an extruded aluminum tube with a flat nose corner radius
A method of hydroforming a vehicle rail from an extruded aluminum tube includes the steps of positioning the extruded aluminum tube into a hydroforming die and...
US-D776,866 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D776,865 Vehicle fog lamp bezel
US-D776,864 Vehicle daytime running lamp bezel
US-D776,863 Vehicle daytime running lamp bezel
US-D776,847 Vehicle daytime running lamp
US-D776,596 Vehicle wheel
US-9,544,742 Determining vehicle occupant location
A method includes receiving, in a vehicle computer, a message from a first user device including data concerning movement of the first user portable device. The...
US-9,544,412 Voice profile-based in-vehicle infotainment identity identification
A computing platform of a vehicle may communicate with a plurality of mobile devices. The computing platform may identify a voice profile as matching voice...
US-9,543,557 Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly for a vehicle includes an array of cells stacked on a tray. The array of cells defines opposing longitudinal sides and opposing...
US-9,543,556 Battery assembly
A battery stack is provided having lower and upper battery tiers each formed of at least two battery cell arrays. A pair of brackets are provided for connecting...
US-9,543,069 Temperature regulation of an inductor assembly
A vehicle is provided with a transmission having an inductor assembly. The inductor assembly is mounted within the transmission such that it is directly cooled...
US-9,542,781 Vehicle system communicating with a wearable device to provide haptic feedback for driver notifications
A system includes a user interface and a controller in communication with a transceiver and the user interface. The controller is configured to receive a...
US-9,541,469 Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring
A method for monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises indicating exhaust gas sensor...
US-9,541,237 System and method for generating vacuum for a vehicle
Systems and methods for improving generation of vacuum for a vehicle are disclosed. In one example, an air conditioning compressor bypass valve is selectively...
US-9,541,226 Anti-rotation worm gear clamp
An assembly for clamping a tube includes a fitting including a land, a bolt housing, legs, and a tooth on each leg, a band surrounding an axis, contacting the...
US-9,541,158 Stamped steel pendulum and pendulum carrier for crankshaft
A pendulum assembly comprises a cold forged steel pendulum or cold formed steel pendulum attached to a cold forged steel carrier or cold formed steel carrier....
US-9,541,099 Self replenishing accumulator
An accumulator includes a cylinder for containing a working fluid and a first volume of pressurized gas, the gas and fluid being separated by a displaceable...
US-9,541,052 Misfire detection using ion current integration and RPM adaptation
An ignition system controlled by a powertrain controller via a dwell line carrying a dwell signal has a state machine to monitor a dwell period between...
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