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US-9,776,635 Apparatus and method to maximize vehicle functionality and fuel economy with improved drivability during engine...
An auto stop-start equipped vehicle power management system includes a primary power source supplying energy to an electrical starter to crank a vehicle engine...
US-9,776,624 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for synergizing the benefits of an electric fuel separator in a hybrid vehicle system. A vehicle controller may hold the engine...
US-9,776,608 Enhanced regenerative braking control method for brake booster pressure build-up delay compensation
A regenerative braking control method. An illustrative embodiment of the method includes selecting a vehicle speed at onset of transition from regenerative...
US-9,776,595 Soft close safety belt tongue/latch plate stowage compartment
A vehicle safety belt webbing and tongue/latch plate stowage assembly includes a safety belt webbing retractor disposed in a compartment and a pocket disposed...
US-9,776,579 Hood air extractor and hood assembly incorporating same
A hood air extractor includes a support defining a first passageway. A first flap is carried on the support. The first flap is displaceable between a first...
US-9,776,563 Geofencing application for driver convenience
A vehicle computer system, comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a mobile device. The vehicle computer system further comprises a...
US-9,776,557 Dual direction light producing assembly
A light-producing assembly is provided herein and includes a first portion of LEDs biased to direct light in a first direction, a second portion of LEDs biased...
US-9,776,543 Integrated independent thigh supports
A vehicle seating assembly has a seat having a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The lower seat comprises a cushion frame...
US-9,776,537 Air suspended seat having auxiliary air supplies for comfort, dimensional adjustment, and personalized comfort DNA
A vehicle seating assembly includes a cushion assembly having a plurality of closed base cells disposed on a seat frame. A plurality of trim cells are disposed...
US-9,776,533 Torsion bar upper seatback support assembly
A vehicle seating assembly including a lower seatback. An upper seatback is operably coupled to the lower seatback. The upper seatback is pivotally mounted to...
US-9,776,527 Powertrain for electric vehicles
A method for controlling a vehicle driveline includes connecting an electric motor to each of respective vehicle wheels, determining from driver input a...
US-9,776,521 Vehicle and charging system for a vehicle
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes a charging port configured to couple to a connector of an external power source in order to recharge a battery, a...
US-9,776,519 System and method for controlling electric power in a plug-in vehicle from an external power source
A system and method is provided for controlling electric power in a plug-in vehicle, such as a pure electric vehicle or hybrid electric vehicle. The electric...
US-9,776,494 Motor vehicle frame with cantilevered engine mount bracket
A motor vehicle body structure includes a frame rail and a bracket attached to the rail and adapted for attaching an engine mount. The bracket has a first...
US-9,776,469 Engine start-up method for hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine, a climate control system, a cabin, and a controller. The controller is programmed to, in response to the climate control system...
US-9,776,465 Rolling trailer hitch cover assembly
A trailer hitch cover assembly is provided. That trailer hitch cover assembly includes a roller and a flexible cover that is received on the roller. The...
US-9,775,883 Methods, systems, and compositions for promoting recovery of peripheral neuropathy
Without limitation, some embodiments comprise a method of treatment for promoting recovery of peripheral neuropathy in a subject, including administering to a...
US-D798,787 Vehicle wheel
US-9,773,495 System and method for personalized sound isolation in vehicle audio zones
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising an audio system configured to create a plurality of audio zones within a vehicle cabin, and at least one display...
US-9,772,026 Differential and differential lubricating fluid management system
A differential is provided. The differential includes a housing that has a sump, an input shaft, a ring gear, a carrier that is affixed to the ring gear, and a...
US-9,771,995 Silent block
A silent block comprises a first basic element and a rubber body at least partially surrounding the first basic element. The rubber body has, on its bearing...
US-9,771,910 Systems and methods for fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for delivering fuel to a port injector fuel rail in a port fuel direct injection (PFDI) engine. In one example, the port...
US-9,771,909 Method for lift pump control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a low pressure pump in port fuel direct injection (PFDI) engines. One method includes, when operating a high...
US-9,771,899 Methods and systems for diagnosing fuel tank oil-canning
Methods and systems are provided for detecting a fuel tank oil-canning event during conditions when a vacuum is applied to the fuel tank, such as during a fuel...
US-9,771,887 Single rail combined fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of an internal combustion engine configured for dual fuel injection from a single fuel rail. In one...
US-9,771,879 Systems and methods for improving torque response of an engine
Systems and methods for improving engine torque response are presented. In one example, engine idle speed is increased to shorten engine torque response based...
US-9,771,862 Assembly for a V-engine
A cylinder block assembly for a V-engine is provided. In one example, the cylinder block assembly includes a cylinder block including a plurality of cylinders...
US-9,771,857 System and method for engine boosting
An internal combustion engine may be coupled to a two-step engine boosting system to provide desired boost to the engine to meet torque demand. The two-step...
US-9,771,841 Crankcase ventilation for turbocharged engine
An internal combustion engine for an automotive vehicle has an intake manifold receiving fresh air via an inlet duct. The engine includes a crankcase. A...
US-9,771,743 Impact-activated latch lock device, system, and method for glove box doors
A glove box latch system for an automotive vehicle is provided. A glove box door is mounted in an instrument panel housing. The glove box door comprises a...
US-9,771,124 Wheel rim-mounted regeneration coil-magnet system
A bicycle includes a frame, a charging circuit carried by the frame and configured to capture energy associated with movement of the bicycle, a power module...
US-9,771,111 Spare wheel lift mechanism for a motor vehicle
A spare wheel lift mechanism is provided for a motor vehicle. That spare wheel lift mechanism includes a holder for receiving and holding the spare wheel and a...
US-9,771,110 Method of enhancing in-service structural performance of a sheet metal component
A method is provided for enhancing in-service structural performance of a sheet metal component incorporating a discontinuity. The method comprises ...
US-9,771,108 Vehicle body assembly and method of joining vehicle body components
A vehicle assembly is provided. The vehicle assembly includes a roof panel, a bodyside panel and a bolt. The roof panel and bodyside panel collectively form a...
US-9,771,071 Dynamic lane positioning for improved biker safety
A vehicle includes a steering wheel and a controller. The controller is configured to, in response to receiving location and speed data from other vehicles...
US-9,771,064 Systems and methods for improving vehicle driveline operation
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle driveline are presented. In one example, pressures applied to two different clutches are...
US-9,771,063 Methods and system for mitigating undesirable conditions during regenerative braking
Systems and methods for operating a transmission of a hybrid powertrain that includes a motor/generator are described. The systems and methods may classify...
US-9,771,044 Leather trim panel skin hidden tear seam with disrupted fiber matrix
A vehicle interior trim system such as an instrument panel or a door panel includes a panel substrate defining a deployment aperture. An inflatable device such...
US-9,771,027 Console support panel and console assembly employing the same
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a console support panel which includes a first portion defining a cavity to receive therein a pivot...
US-9,771,026 Vehicle storage container
One or more embodiments of the present invention relate to a storage container including first, second and third walls, a first panel having first and second...
US-9,771,019 Photoluminescent vehicle illumination
An illumination apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The illumination apparatus comprises at least one light source disposed in a portion of a side mirror...
US-9,771,011 Vehicle trim panel having beverage retainer
A vehicle trim panel assembly is provided having a beverage retainer formed in a storage compartment on the door of an automotive vehicle. The trim panel...
US-9,771,003 Apparatus for customizing a vehicle seat for an occupant
An apparatus for customizing a vehicle seat includes a seat having a cushion and a back coupled thereto and a plurality of force sensors in respective locations...
US-9,770,997 Detection of imbalance across multiple battery cells measured by the same voltage sensor
A vehicle having a battery pack with cells arranged in at least groups of two cells in series is disclosed. A controller balances the cells based on a change in...
US-9,770,980 System and methods for determining fuel fill level and diagnosing fill level indicator
A method, comprising indicating an amount of a residual fuel in a fuel tank based on an initial rate of change of a fuel tank pressure during a refueling event....
US-9,770,979 Object positioning method
A fuel tank having one or more support domes configured to engage with, and assist in positioning, a fuel tank insert.
US-9,770,976 Filler pipe bracket assembly of pickup truck
A filler pipe bracket of an aluminum pickup truck includes a two-tiered body, a first side member, and a second side member. The two-tiered body includes a...
US-9,770,972 Push-pull heat management system for a motor vehicle
A heat management system is provided for a motor vehicle. That heat management system includes a first wheel rim having an air inlet, a thermal load downstream...
US-9,770,790 Metal sheet laser welding clamp
A metal sheet laser welding clamp comprising a laser wavelength transparent body having a laser welding portion, the laser welding portion including an upper...
US-9,770,780 Pulse joining cartridges
A pulsed joining tool includes a tool body that defines a cavity that receives an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member and a pulse joining...
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