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US-9,981,686 Creep assist for steering management
Controlling a vehicle steering system includes determining a rack position of a rack needed to execute a maneuver. A minimum velocity allowing the desired...
US-9,981,662 Speed limiting comfort enhancement
A vehicle includes a speed detector detecting a vehicle speed, a brake system and a control system implementing a control mode including determining a threshold...
US-9,981,657 Autonomous vehicle parking and transition to manual control
A system of computers configured to perform particular operations or actions by virtue of having software, firmware, hardware, or a combination of them on the...
US-9,981,656 Vehicle parking assist system
A parking assist system for a vehicle is provided that includes a proximity sensor configured to sense a distance to an obstacle, a parking controller...
US-9,981,654 Methods and systems for surge control
Methods and systems are provided for improving surge control. When surge conditions are anticipated, motor torque usage is increased to discharge a battery to a...
US-9,981,651 Torque modification during an upshift in a hybrid vehicle
A control system is provided to account for differences in engine response times and motor response times during an upshift in a transmission. A vehicle...
US-9,981,649 System and method for controlling a brake system in a vehicle
A method for controlling a brake system in a vehicle includes providing a first non-friction braking torque for an axle of the vehicle when the vehicle has a...
US-9,981,644 Method and system for an aspirator for a brake booster
Methods and systems are provided for providing vacuum to a brake booster via an aspirator system. In one example, a system may include an aspirator system...
US-9,981,643 Method and system for an aspirator for a brake booster
Methods and systems are provided for providing vacuum to a brake booster via an aspirator system. In one example, a system may include an aspirator system...
US-9,981,631 Methods and systems for starting a vehicle
Systems and methods for selectively activating operation of one or more vehicle powertrain elements are presented. In one example, a propulsion source of a...
US-9,981,588 Vehicle seat with sealed inflation system
A vehicle seat includes a sealed inflation system having first and second inflation bladders interconnected by first and second supply lines for exchanging an...
US-9,981,585 Vertically deployable actuating vehicle armrest
A vehicle armrest includes a top member having a cushion and defining an upper surface. A bottom member is rotationally coupled to a bottom portion of the top...
US-9,981,582 Overmolded track for an integrated thigh-extension of a vehicle seat
A thigh-extension for a vehicle seat includes a metallic thigh-extension plate, an extension track defined by a low-friction resin overmolded onto the...
US-9,981,575 Armrest substrate having detachable elongated support bands
A collapsible vehicle armrest includes an armrest substrate extending between a door frame and a door trim and defining an opening therebetween. The opening has...
US-9,981,570 Ball bearing application for seat recliner disk mechanisms
A vehicle seat includes a seat base and a seat back rotationally connected at a pivot. The seat base is rotatable about the pivot between a plurality of...
US-9,981,533 Articulating closure mechanism for non-aligned closure panels
A liftgate/decklid assembly for a motor vehicle includes a liftgate panel hingedly connected to the vehicle to define a liftgate swing arc. A decklid panel is...
US-9,979,058 Battery thermal energy transfer assembly and method
An exemplary battery thermal transfer assembly includes a thermal interface material having a first side with a plurality of protrusions compressed against a...
US-9,976,936 Testing fixture for vehicle impact simulation
A fixture includes a vehicle body and a tube connected to the vehicle body. The tube has an axis, and the fixture includes a piston slideably disposed in the...
US-9,976,645 System and method of transferring heat between transmission fluid and coolant in oil pan
A system for transferring heat between a transmission fluid and a coolant in a transmission, such as in a motor vehicle, includes a transmission pump for...
US-9,976,625 Pendulum crank cycloid insert for pendulum crankshaft having integral carrier
A pendulum crankshaft for an internal combustion engine includes a pendulum crankshaft having pendulum crank cycloid inserts. The inserts may be formed from...
US-9,976,616 Pawl return spring with inactive coils
A pawl return spring includes a surface contacting portion adapted to contact a transmission housing. The surface contacting portion includes a first connection...
US-9,976,592 Automatic transmission shift cable clip
A shift cable clip for use in automatic transmission vehicles is described. In some embodiments, two clip segments encircle a circumference of a transmission...
US-9,976,543 Transmission for motor vehicle and method of pumping transmission fluid through the transmission
A transmission for a motor vehicle includes an input shaft, a transmission pump, a transmission sump and a pump-driving element, which is preferably a drive...
US-9,976,521 Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation system diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for on-board diagnostics of an exhaust gas recirculation system. In one example, a method may include dynamically estimating...
US-9,976,519 Confidence-modified exponentially weighted moving average filter for engine-off natural vacuum testing
Methods and systems are provided for conducting an engine-off natural vacuum test and filtering the output of the engine-off natural vacuum (EONV) test based on...
US-9,976,513 Piston with enhanced cooling and engine assembly employing the same
A piston of an internal combustion engine is provided and includes a piston skirt enclosing at least a portion of an underside of a piston crown. A cooling oil...
US-9,976,512 Internal combustion engine with direct injection and reduced particulate emissions
Methods are provided for an engine including modifying fuel injection timing based on engine operating conditions. A delay time period calculation may be based...
US-9,976,503 Method for estimating charge air cooler condensation storage and/or release with an intake oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating water storage in a charge air cooler (CAC). In one example, an amount of water in charge air exiting the CAC may...
US-9,976,502 Methods and system for injecting water at different groups of cylinders of an engine
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an amount of water injected upstream of a group of cylinders based on a determined maldistribution of water among...
US-9,976,500 Method and system for selective cylinder deactivation
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a cylinder deactivation pattern to improve camshaft phasing. In response to a request for actuating a camshaft...
US-9,976,473 Condensation control in a charge air cooler by controlling charge air cooler temperature
Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and reducing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to charge...
US-9,976,471 Method for warming an internal combustion engine, and internal combustion engine
The disclosure relates to a method for expediting warm up of an internal combustion engine cylinder block and engine oil utilizing an existing oil coolant...
US-9,975,580 Joint assembly for vehicle body
A vehicle body assembly may include a header, a roof rail, and a gusset component. The header may define a lateral axis extending across a vehicle body. The...
US-9,975,578 Light weight hybrid B-pillar
A structural member for a vehicle includes an outer panel defining a U-shaped channel. The outer panel is formed from a first material. The structural member...
US-9,975,573 Enhanced steering operation
An operation mode of a first actuator engaged with a steering rack is determined. An operation mode of a second actuator engaged with a steering column is...
US-9,975,569 System and method for controlling electric power steering assist
An automotive vehicle may include an engine, an electric power steering system and at least one controller. The at least one controller may, during an auto stop...
US-9,975,547 Methods and systems for automatically detecting and responding to dangerous road conditions
A method for automatically detecting and safely traversing an accumulation of ice on an impending bridge. The method automatically identifies, by the vehicle,...
US-9,975,529 Performance electric parking brake controllers
Performance electric parking brake controllers determine braking control signals for a performance electric parking brake system of a vehicle based on differing...
US-9,975,518 Airbag
An airbag assembly for a vehicle is provided. The airbag assembly comprises an airbag and an inflator to inflate the airbag when deployed. The airbag comprises...
US-9,975,514 Automotive air bag chute door hinge with variable extension
An air bag chute assembly attaches an air bag module to an automotive instrument panel. An outer collar attaches the assembly to the instrument panel. A tubular...
US-9,975,507 Reinforcement block
A vehicle bumper assembly may include a fascia, a bumper beam arranged inside of the fascia including an upper portion and a lower portion, and a reinforcement...
US-9,975,500 Engine cover applique backing
An apparatus includes an engine assembly and an engine cover. The engine cover includes at least one through hole extending from a top surface to a bottom...
US-9,975,491 Retractable cargo cover system
A retractable cargo cover system is provided for a motor vehicle having three rows of seating. That retractable cargo cover system includes a first receiver...
US-9,975,481 Method and apparatus for animal presence alert through wireless signal detection
A system includes a processor configured to detect a wireless signature indicating an animal presence within a predefined proximity to a vehicle. The processor...
US-9,975,476 Illuminated vehicle foot pedal assembly
An illuminated vehicle foot pedal assembly is provided that includes a foot pedal and at least one light source located on the foot pedal. The assembly further...
US-9,975,475 Notification device for vehicle
A vehicle lighting device is disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of light sources configured to selectively emit a first light color and a second light...
US-9,975,455 Release lever counterweight
A counterweighted release lever for a vehicle seat back release mechanism is described. The release lever includes a counterweight providing sufficient weight...
US-9,975,446 Vehicle charge system
A vehicle charge station includes at least a first interface and second interface coupled with a power converter and a controller. The controller is configured...
US-9,975,440 Charge port covering assembly and method
An exemplary charge port covering assembly includes a door assembly moveable between a covering position where the door assembly blocks access to a charge port,...
US-9,975,434 System and method for monitoring contactor health
A method for monitoring contactor health according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, storing wear data associated...
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