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US-9,931,999 Back panel lower clip anchorage features for dynamic events
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback frame having a lower cross member. A back panel is operably coupled to the seatback frame and includes internal...
US-9,931,991 Rotating garment hook
A multi-purpose assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly comprises a rotational assembly comprising a first surface rotationally interchangeable with a...
US-9,931,990 Storage assembly and vehicle console employing the same
A storage assembly is provided to include a housing; a floor supported on the housing; an arm supported on the floor and elastically retractable between a...
US-9,931,969 Adjustable cupholder
An adjustable vehicle cupholder is provided. The adjustable cupholder may include a console including a recessed portion defining a cupholder and a track...
US-9,931,964 Occupant weight and height estimation
A vehicle classification system includes a processor programmed to determine a seated height and seated weight associated with a vehicle occupant. The processor...
US-9,931,961 Battery enclosure surrounded by internally reinforced cylindrical impact absorbing elements
A battery enclosure for the battery of an electric vehicle is disclosed that is provided with cylindrical impact absorbing tubular members. The tubular members...
US-9,931,960 Electric or hybrid vehicle battery pack voltage measurement functional assessment and redundancy
Systems and methods for measuring voltage of a battery pack for an electrified vehicle, such as an electric or hybrid vehicle, include a battery having internal...
US-9,931,954 Vertical wireless power transfer system for charging electric vehicles
A park assist system may, in response to receiving a signal indicating that a remote inductive charge source is within a vicinity of a vehicle, transition from...
US-9,931,949 Fault detection in a multi-high voltage bus system
A vehicle bus system includes a controller programmed to, after issuing a command to close first and second contactors, wherein the first and second contactors...
US-9,931,944 Variable voltage convert system with reduced bypass diode conduction
A vehicle powertrain includes a bypass diode and a controller. The bypass diode is configured to clamp an inverter DC terminal voltage to a battery voltage. The...
US-9,931,920 Vehicle roof assembly
A roof assembly includes a vehicle body defining an opening and having a track extending along the opening. The track is elongated along a track axis. The roof...
US-9,931,908 HVAC air inlet with blend mode and fresh-restricted mode
An air inlet system for an automotive HVAC system has a housing comprising a first cylindrical segment enclosing an interior space and having a first radial...
US-D814,371 Vehicle windshield
US-D814,142 Hospital gown
US-9,929,688 Electric machine torque capability determination
A vehicle comprises an electric machine configured with at least one controller issuing torque commands with the use of a voltage bus. The controller may be...
US-9,929,388 Traction battery assembly
A traction battery assembly includes first and second arrays each having cells with terminals on a terminal side of the array. The arrays are arranged with the...
US-9,928,746 Vehicle-to-vehicle cooperation to marshal traffic
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for vehicle-to-vehicle cooperation to marshal traffic. An example disclosed cooperative vehicle includes an example...
US-9,928,025 Dynamically equalizing receiver
Systems and methods are disclosed for a dynamically equalizing receiver. An example disclosed system includes a mobile device and a vehicle. The example mobile...
US-9,927,776 Intentionally increasing a non-torque output of an electric machine in an electric vehicle
An example method includes operating an electric machine to produce a torque output and a non-torque output. The method maintains the torque output and...
US-9,927,642 Vehicle display unit
A display unit for a vehicle includes a screen module and a cover. A bracket supports the screen module and the cover. The bracket extends between the screen...
US-9,927,114 Illumination apparatus utilizing conductive polymers
A light emitting assembly is disclosed. The light emitting assembly comprises a first electrode and a second electrode extending parallel to the first...
US-9,927,022 Vibration isolator for manual transmission shifter with a single reaction arm
A manual transmission shifter includes a reaction arm mounting the shifter to a transmission via a bushing. The bushing includes a resilient member having a...
US-9,926,958 Method and apparatus for limiting compression between flanges of a sealed structure
A two-part fastener for an assembly having a sealed joint formed by at least two flanges or sealing surfaces. A first flange defines a first opening, a second...
US-9,926,936 Variable discharge compressor control
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to controlling a compressor. In one example, method of controlling a compressor comprises regulating a discharge capacity...
US-9,926,902 Optimizing the automatic engine start/stop mechanism for driving operation
A system and method for starting/stopping an engine in a moving vehicle include stopping the engine, by a controller, in response to a time needed to start the...
US-9,926,881 Stop/start control for stop/start vehicle in turn lane
An engine of a stop/start vehicle, after the engine has been automatically stopped, may be commanded to automatically restart in response to detecting that the...
US-9,926,875 Fuel tank pressure sensor rationality testing using V2X technology
Methods and systems are provided for conducting a fuel tank pressure transducer rationality test diagnostic procedure in vehicles with sealed fuel tanks. In one...
US-9,926,872 Methods and systems for estimating ambient pressure using an oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for leveraging the pressure dependency of an oxygen sensor for estimating an engine ambient pressure. An intake or exhaust...
US-9,926,871 Methods and systems for estimating an air-fuel ratio with a variable voltage oxygen sensor
A method for an engine may comprise, responsive to a first condition comprising a reference voltage of a first exhaust oxygen sensor operating in variable...
US-9,926,820 Oil system for a diesel engine and method for operating a diesel engine
An example oil system is provided, including at least one oil chamber forming an oil sump, an oil reservoir, which is arranged separately from the oil chamber,...
US-9,926,018 Vehicle cargo area extender work surface
A work surface apparatus for a vehicle cargo area includes a tailgate including at least two panel-supporting posts adapted for translating between a stowed...
US-9,926,015 Method for joining a hydro-formed tube to an extrusion
An assembly is provided that includes a front end support frame and radiator support beam. The front end support frame has an end that defines an opening that...
US-9,926,012 Vehicle frame including bracket for small offset rigid barrier test
A vehicle frame includes a first frame rail and a second frame rail spaced from each other. A casing is supported by the first frame rail, and elongated in a...
US-9,926,008 Trailer backup assist system with waypoint selection
A method of backing a trailer attached to a vehicle is provided herein. The method includes the steps of generating a plurality of waypoints on a display of the...
US-9,925,978 Vehicle pivot technique
A vehicle includes: motor(s), steering, processor(s) configured to: (a) receive a current heading; (b) receive a desired heading; (c) calculate a first steering...
US-9,925,975 Method and system for hybrid vehicle control
Methods and systems are provided for synergizing the benefits of an engine exhaust driven fuel reformer in a hybrid vehicle system. A vehicle controller may...
US-9,925,974 System and methods for improving fuel economy
Methods and systems are provided for controlling hybrid vehicle engine operation, where the vehicle engine comprises one or more cylinders dedicated to...
US-9,925,972 Method and system for reducing driveline NVH
A method and a system for reducing driveline speed oscillations related to a driveline resonance frequency are described. Driveline speed oscillations may be...
US-9,925,945 Airbag assemblies in a vehicle
An airbag assembly in a vehicle is provided. The airbag assembly comprises a base and a housing to be inserted into the base. The housing includes a first...
US-9,925,933 Pre-charge quick key cycling protection
A vehicle is disclosed comprising a pre-charge circuit, including a resistor, that selectively connects a traction battery to an electrical impedance. A...
US-9,925,931 Reversible bracket for vehicle b-pillar trim
A reversible trim piece bracket includes a body including a first attachment edge and a second attachment edge that is differently configured from the first...
US-9,925,920 Extended lane blind spot detection
A vehicle system includes at least one sensor that can detect a first target vehicle in a first blind spot and a second target vehicle in a second blind spot....
US-9,925,917 Concealed lighting for vehicles
A vehicle illumination apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an emitting layer comprising a plurality of printed light sources and configured to...
US-9,925,914 Vehicle headlight system with adaptive light distribution
An adaptive headlight system for a vehicle uses an adaptive headlight controller which controls one or more headlights so as to illuminate a scene visible to a...
US-9,925,901 Multi-component spring system for dynamic thigh and cushion support
A vehicle seat includes a tilt plate rotationally coupled at a first horizontal axis to a front of a base. A cushion spring extends from a rear of the base to...
US-9,925,897 Door trim armrest substrate structure
A vehicle armrest including a fabric member tensioned across a gap defined between inner and outer armrest substrates that are formed around a portion of the...
US-9,925,894 Apparatus and method for a vehicle massage function for a vehicle seat
A method for customizing a vehicular massage function includes providing massage element indicia, creating massage subroutines using the massage element...
US-9,925,888 Battery cell state of charge initialization in a presence of voltage measurement uncertainty
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a controller. The controller is programmed to detect a voltage measurement error associated with a battery cell. The...
US-9,925,884 Contactor coil current reduction during vehicle battery charging
Methods and systems are described to control the use of electrical power when charging a traction battery. A vehicle module can drive the contactor coils with...
US-9,925,883 Automatic self-locating transmit coil for wireless vehicle charging
Electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles include a rechargeable traction battery. An automated vehicle charging system is configured to charge the traction...
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