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US-9,577,902 Method and apparatus for application launch and termination
A system includes a processor configured to receive a first input corresponding to an application launch command. The processor is also configured to launch a...
US-9,577,296 Electric vehicle battery with series and parallel fluid flow
A fluid cooled series/parallel battery pack is provided with a fluid flow system. A plurality of prismatic battery cells are arranged in parallel in two or more...
US-9,577,230 Integrated high voltage service disconnect for traction batteries
A traction battery includes a battery housing having a tray and a cover cooperating to define an interior. A plurality of battery cells are arranged in an array...
US-9,574,629 Brake rotors with inclined posts
A brake rotor for attachment to a wheel of a vehicle may include an inner friction member and an outer friction member. The brake rotor may further include a...
US-9,574,509 System and method for exhaust gas recirculation estimation with two intake oxygen sensors
Methods and systems are provided for estimating exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) flow based on outputs of two different intake oxygen sensors arranged in an...
US-9,574,260 Process for producing a brake disk
The invention relates to a process for producing a brake disk for a vehicle, in which a friction layer is arranged at least in certain regions on a base body of...
US-9,573,648 Wheel coupling
An apparatus includes a first component having with a first coupling surface and a first axial aperture therethrough. The first component has an axial recess in...
US-9,573,646 Electric bicycle
An apparatus includes a bicycle frame defining a bore, and a bicycle seat assembly including a post received in the bore. An indicating unit is configured to...
US-9,573,630 Light weight tailgate structure
A pick-up truck tailgate is disclosed that is constructed of components made of aluminum alloys. A hinge reinforcement and hinge plate reinforce a lower corner...
US-9,573,579 Methods and system for transitioning between control modes while creeping
Systems and methods for transitioning a torque source between speed control and torque control modes during a vehicle creep mode are disclosed. In one example,...
US-9,573,576 Vacuum boost for vehicle braking
Methods for controlling vacuum within a brake booster by modifying powertrain operation include determining an intake manifold vacuum in response to actuation...
US-9,573,544 Protective structures for air sensors in a vehicle body structure
A pair of vehicle door panels defines a cavity. An air sensor has an air inlet protruding into the cavity and senses an air pressure within the cavity. A shield...
US-9,573,528 Integrated seatback storage
A vehicle seating assembly includes a rear panel having an outer surface. A rear pocket is defined by a recess in the rear panel. A rigid polymeric rear door is...
US-9,573,527 Roll cover assembly
A roll cover assembly for covering a cargo space of a vehicle includes a cassette housing an extendable/retractable roll cover, a first receptacle adjacent a...
US-9,573,520 Luminescent console storage bin
A vehicle lighting apparatus is disclosed. The lighting apparatus comprises a vehicle console comprising a storage bin. An emissive portion comprising a...
US-9,573,519 Engine compartment lighting to moving parts
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises a light source disposed proximate an engine compartment configured...
US-9,573,518 Floor console IR bin light
A lighting system of a vehicle is provided herein. A floor console bin is provided having a housing and a movable lid. A reflective target is coupled to the...
US-9,573,517 Door illumination and warning system
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a closure frame configured to engage an opening formed by a body of the vehicle. A...
US-9,573,516 Rear vehicle lighting system
A rear vehicle light system is provided herein. The system includes a rear windshield and a plurality of photoluminescent structures that are each disposed at a...
US-9,573,512 Low profile highly efficient LED lighting modules and assemblies
A lighting module is provided that includes a single-piece lens having an input surface including a plurality of near-field lens elements, and an exit surface,...
US-9,573,497 Armrest retractable upon an adverse event and seat assembly employing the same
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a seat assembly of a vehicle, including a seat base, a seat back communicating with the seat base, an...
US-9,573,474 Capacitor precharging and capacitance/resistance measurement in electric vehicle drive system
An electric drive system for an electric vehicle has a DC power source and a contactor with an output coupled to a main bus and an input adapted to be connected...
US-9,573,463 Transmission having selectable power transfer shaft
A front wheel drive transmission is adapted for all-wheel drive by the addition of a selectively engageable power take-off shaft. When a disconnect clutch is...
US-9,573,443 Method of manufacturing a vanity assembly
A vanity mirror and light assembly is provided for use on a vehicle visor. The vanity assembly includes a clear frame molded to a reflective film to define a...
US-9,573,186 Method of fastening vehicle parts
An improved joining process interlocks parts together and avoids breakthrough in joints that would otherwise be infeasible. The process is used to join a...
US-D779,716 Vehicle fog lamp bezel cover
US-D779,693 Vehicle head lamp
US-D779,399 Vehicle hood
US-D779,398 Vehicle hood
US-9,572,191 Methods and apparatus for lost connection handling
A computer-implemented method, executable by a vehicle computing system (VCS), includes determining that a connection between a wireless device and a VCS has...
US-9,570,760 Fuel cell electrode assembly and method of making the same
According to at least one aspect of the present invention, a fuel cell electrode assembly is provided. In one embodiment, the fuel cell electrode assembly...
US-9,569,967 Collision warning for a vehicle
A method and apparatus for warning a driver of a motor vehicle of a predicted collision with a stationary object. A proximity sensor is used to determine a...
US-9,569,564 Automated cad process for creating mold packages
The present invention provides methods to create a pattern part, and a subsequent mold core package, that can be used in the casting process to cast one or more...
US-9,569,403 Methods and systems for authenticating one or more users of a vehicle communications and information system
A system includes a processor, configured to wirelessly communicate with at least a vehicle computing system, wherein the processor is further configured to...
US-9,568,894 Method and control system for a compressor that is operable with a climate system
A control system for a compressor is provided. The control system includes a controller and first and second control portions. The first control portion is...
US-9,568,527 Proximity switch assembly and activation method having virtual button mode
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,568,325 Advanced map information delivery, processing and updating
An illustrative method of data gathering includes determining that a vehicle traveling characteristic has changed beyond an expected parameter. The method...
US-9,568,048 Bearing cap
A bearing cap having a top wall, a side wall extending away from the top wall, a peripheral wall extending away from the top wall forming a receiver, a bottom...
US-9,567,950 Turbocharged engine with naturally aspirated operating mode
A system and method for controlling a multiple cylinder internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas turbocharger with a compressor coupled to a turbine...
US-9,567,660 Method and system for using an irreversible thermo-chromatic indicator for quality assurance of a part...
A system and method of verifying that a part is heat treated to strengthen the part. The part is marked with a thermo-chromatic composition before heat...
US-9,567,002 Steering systems including locking controls for a motor vehicle, and motor vehicles including steering systems
A steering locking system is provided for a motor vehicle that includes a pin, a locking disc to receive the pin, an actuation device, and a control unit. The...
US-9,566,977 Methods and systems for operating a driveline clutch
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, operation of a driveline disconnect clutch is adjusted to...
US-9,566,961 Method for operating a braking apparatus with a service and parking brake function
A method for operating a braking apparatus with a service and parking brake function, which braking apparatus can be applied both in a hydraulic manner by means...
US-9,566,930 Vehicle seat assembly with side-impact airbag deployment mechanism
A vehicle seatback assembly includes an outer shell coupled to a seatback carrier via a releasable coupling arrangement. The releasable coupling arrangement can...
US-9,566,929 Vehicle oblique impact absorbing system
An instrument panel includes a frame, an intermediate airbag supported by the frame in an uninflated position, and a first airbag supported by the frame. The...
US-9,566,922 Vehicle frame component
A vehicle frame component for limiting the movement of the wheel of the vehicle toward the cab of a cab on frame vehicle including a base member welded to...
US-9,566,916 Hybrid electric vehicle power-up sequencing with VVC test
A method for operating a hybrid electric vehicle having a variable voltage converter (VVC) includes commanding a first voltage across a VVC in response to a...
US-9,566,912 Automatic closing arrangement for vehicle stowage compartments
A vehicle stowage assembly including a storage compartment defining an opening to permit access to the compartment. A door is movably mounted proximate the...
US-9,566,911 Vehicle trailer angle detection system and method
A vehicle 1 towing a trailer 4 is fitted with three video cameras 5, 6, 7 fitted to the rear of the vehicle and on each door mirror. A view from any camera can...
US-9,566,888 Vehicle seat having extendable bolsters and thigh supports
A vehicle seating assembly for a vehicle has a lower seat with a center seat cushion and a forward thigh supporting portion having a first refracted position...
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