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US-9,707,975 Vehicle and method for advising driver of same
A method for advising a driver of a vehicle including a haptic driver interface may include determining a speed of the vehicle, determining a distance between...
US-9,707,974 Vehicle with identification system
A vehicle may include an identification system configured to acquire information from a token in a vicinity of the vehicle and to classify a driver of the...
US-9,707,963 Systems and methods for operating a vehicle with a manual shift transmission
Systems and methods for operating a vehicle that includes a manual transmission are presented. In one example, a clutch actuator that responds to a position of...
US-9,707,961 Tracking objects within a dynamic environment for improved localization
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for tracking objects within a dynamic environment for improved localization....
US-9,707,953 Methods and systems for improving hybrid vehicle gear shifting
Systems and methods for improving transmission shifting of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, output torque of an electric machine is adjusted in...
US-9,707,912 Human scanning for interior preferences setup
Systems and methods for human scanning for interior preference setup are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a target lamp on a side view mirror of...
US-9,707,905 Reinforcement for pickup truck floor pan
A reinforcement assembly is provided for a pickup truck bed. The reinforcement is assembled to a cross member that supports the pickup truck bed. The...
US-9,707,899 Console lid integrated dual pawl latching package
A vehicle center console assembly includes a console having a side wall dimensioned to receive a bin therein and a bin including a side wall having a top edge...
US-9,707,898 Extruded multi-layer molded running board
A vehicle running board includes opposing vertical walls extending along a length of a tubular structure and including a carbon-fiber component. Opposing...
US-9,707,887 Vehicle mirror assembly
A vehicle provides a seating assembly including a retaining member. A headliner is positioned above the seating assembly. A mirror assembly is positioned within...
US-9,707,884 Camouflaged vehicle having additional lighting equipment
A camouflaged vehicle includes a vehicle having lighting equipment and a plurality of windows, a camouflage positioned over an exterior of the vehicle and...
US-9,707,883 Rope tie down apparatus
A tie-down apparatus is disclosed for a pick-up truck bed that includes a cleat having a base portion adapted to be attached to the pick-up truck bed and a loop...
US-9,707,877 Independent thigh extension and support trim carrier
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base. A seatback is operably coupled to a rear of the seat base. First and second independently moveable thigh...
US-9,707,873 Flexible seatback system
A vehicle seat suspension system includes first and second side supports that define a seatback frame. A front trim piece is coupled between the first and...
US-9,707,870 Flexible seatback system
A vehicle seat suspension system includes first and second side supports defining a seatback structure. An upper component and a lower component are provided,...
US-9,707,857 System and method for adjusting battery pack state of charge limits
Systems and methods for operating a battery pack supplying power to propel a vehicle are disclosed. One example method comprises, adjusting a battery pack state...
US-9,707,855 Battery overcurrent diagnostic system
A diagnostic system for a vehicle includes a traction battery including a plurality of cells, and a controller configured to indicate an overcurrent condition...
US-9,707,852 Protective shield for an electric vehicle inductive charging pad
A vehicle includes a vehicle coil assembly configured to couple with a ground coil assembly in a presence of a magnetic field therebetween for wireless power...
US-9,707,838 Powertrain housing assembly
A powertrain housing assembly (200) for a vehicle powertrain has a powertrain housing (210) configured to house at least a portion of the vehicle powertrain...
US-9,707,836 Powertrain roll restrictor
A roll restrictor for restraining movement of a vehicle powertrain relative to a vehicle sub-frame. The roll restrictor has a bracket for coupling to the...
US-9,707,831 Active glass retention system
A retaining system for a motor vehicle includes a vehicle body having a door opening with a frame disposed therearound. A door is mounted adjacent the door...
US-9,702,605 Method for adjusting fan and compressor power for a vehicle cabin heating system
Systems and methods for operating a heater for a passenger cabin of a vehicle. In one example, fan speed of an evaporator cooling fan is adjusted to improve...
US-9,702,326 Internal combustion engine having a fuel supply system for stop-and-go operation
Embodiments for an internal combustion engine are provided. In one example, and internal combustion engine comprises at least two cylinders each including an...
US-9,702,309 Engine valve deactivation system
A system and method comprising four valves per cylinder of a multi-cylinder engine is provided to control cylinder intake and exhaust valves independently from...
US-9,702,298 Diagnostic method for a compressor recirculation valve
Methods are provided for identifying degradation in components of a compressor bypass valve (CBV). One method comprises commanding a periodic signal to the CBV...
US-9,702,295 Twin scroll turbocharger in a variable displacement engine
Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine with variable displacement engine (VDE) operation coupled to a twin scroll turbocharger. One method...
US-9,702,294 Reducing turbocharged engine overheating
A method comprising in response to coolant loss in a turbocharged engine, deactivating one or more engine cylinders while limiting engine load of one or more...
US-9,701,356 Electric bicycle
A bicycle includes a frame including first and second segments pivotable relative to each other between a folded position and an unfolded position. A magnet is...
US-9,701,352 Method of manufacturing vehicle trim component having beverage retainer
A vehicle trim assembly is provided having a beverage retainer formed in a storage compartment on the door of an automotive vehicle. The trim assembly includes...
US-9,696,721 Inductive loop detection systems and methods
Example inductive loop detection systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method receives image data from a camera of a vehicle and...
US-9,696,420 Active park assist object detection
A method of assessing an area for parking a vehicle includes ultrasonically scanning the area to obtain ultrasonic data, radar scanning the area to obtain radar...
US-9,696,176 Information display system and method
A trip gauge for a vehicle information display may convey vehicle trip information and vehicle range information graphically to assist drivers in qualitatively...
US-9,695,930 Transmission assembly
Two brakes of a transmission utilize the transmission front support as a clutch housing. One brake, which selectively holds a sun gear against rotation, is...
US-9,695,853 High energy absorption joint
Joints and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The joint may include a first component including an indentation formed therein having a width, a second...
US-9,695,822 Adjustable core turbocharger
A turbocharger is provided herein. The turbocharger includes a housing and an adjustable core at least partially circumferentially surrounded by the housing,...
US-9,695,744 Engine drive system
A system for an engine drive that engages a single timing band with a camshaft, a crankshaft and various accessory drives in such a configuration that the...
US-9,694,824 Method and system for selecting vehicle performance
Methods and systems for selecting vehicle operating modes in response to output of remote security token devices are described. In one example, a vehicle...
US-9,694,779 Seatback with side airbag energy management system
A seatback assembly includes a seatback frame with an airbag deployment system coupled to a side member thereof. The airbag deployment system includes an airbag...
US-9,694,778 Vehicle seat side air bag assembly
A vehicle seat includes a frame, a cover, and a seat side airbag assembly. The seat side airbag assembly includes a chute mounted to the frame and extending to...
US-9,694,768 Vehicle safety power management
A vehicle system with a processing device programmed to determine an ignition state and determine a vehicle speed and then send a control signal to enable power...
US-9,694,766 Compression algorithms for vehicle-bus-messaging of preview data
Disclosures teach providing data over a vehicle bus, data providing values for a road attribute indexed to points anticipated to be traversed by a vehicle. To...
US-9,694,743 Dual purpose lighting assembly
A dual purpose lighting assembly for a vehicle is provided herein. The dual purpose lighting assembly includes a puddle lamp assembly disposed proximate a...
US-9,694,674 Systems and methods for determining the integrity of internal fuel tank structural supports
A fuel system comprises a fuel tank including at least a top wall, a bottom wall, and one or more stanchions positioned within the fuel tank, each stanchion...
US-9,693,830 Evaluating prosthetic heart valve placement
A method for evaluating the placement of a prosthetic heart valve in a structure of interest. The method comprises acquiring one or more depictions of an...
US-9,691,204 Method and apparatus for secure vehicle system access from a remote system
A system includes a processor configured to receive a vehicle-access-PIN generation request from a vehicle computing system (VCS). The processor is also...
US-9,689,354 Engine exhaust gas recirculation system with at least one exhaust recirculation treatment device
An exhaust gas recirculation system for an engine is provided. The system comprises an exhaust duct configured to receive and exhaust gases from the engine; an...
US-9,689,350 System and methods for mechanical vacuum pump exhaust
A system for an engine is provided, the system comprising a vacuum pump at least partially deposed within an engine crankcase, and a fuel vapor canister coupled...
US-9,689,342 Methods and systems for adjusting a direct fuel injector
Systems and methods for improving fuel injection of an engine that includes a cylinder receiving fuel from a direct fuel injector are disclosed. In one example,...
US-9,689,341 Method and system for fuel system control
Methods and systems are provided for increasing a lift pump voltage to a high threshold voltage responsive to a DI pump efficiency being below a threshold...
US-9,689,298 Integrated fuel catalyst monitor
A method is provided for monitoring an emission control device coupled to an engine. In one example approach, the method comprises, following a deceleration...
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