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US-9,889,812 Side-curtain airbag assembly
A side-curtain airbag assembly includes a body structure including a roof rail and a pillar extending downwardly from the roof rail. The roof rail has an...
US-9,889,809 Vehicle seat thermistor for classifying seat occupant type
A thermistor-based system and method for distinguishing between adult and child passengers and, of the child passengers, between those seated in a child...
US-9,889,801 Vehicle lighting assembly
A vehicle lighting assembly is provided herein. The vehicle lighting assembly includes a lens and a housing attached to the lens. One or more indicia defined by...
US-9,889,791 Illuminated badge for a vehicle
A badge is provided herein. The badge includes a viewable portion having indicia thereon. A viewable portion light source is configured to emit light towards...
US-9,889,786 Pivotal loading apparatus for a tailgate
A tailgate assembly is provided for a pickup truck tailgate. The tailgate assembly includes a tailgate, a bracket, an L-shaped platform, and a retractable link....
US-9,889,773 Anthropomorphic upper seatback
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback frame. An articulating upper thoracic region is operably coupled with the seatback frame and includes a...
US-9,889,769 Seating arrangement for a passenger vehicle
A vehicle seating assembly includes a front seat and a rear seat, each having a backrest and a squab. The front and rear seats are arranged in a staggered...
US-9,889,740 System and method to control engine mount temperature
Cold engine mounts are known to be stiffer than desirable causing vibration from the engine to be more easily transmitted to the engine frame and cabin...
US-9,889,735 Active grill shutter actuation system
A grille shutter actuation system for a vehicle includes a grille shutter, a linear actuator having a cylinder with first and second orifices and a piston. The...
US-9,889,723 Active pressure relief valve for automatic air extractor
A passenger vehicle comprises a passenger compartment with an interior space. An HVAC system conditions fresh air from outside the vehicle, wherein the HVAC...
US-9,889,718 Thermal transmission structure for creating heat generated graphics on external vehicle panels
A vehicle includes a body panel coupled to a vehicle frame and having an outer surface and an inner surface, a thermal structure disposed proximate the inner...
US-9,889,716 Roadway-crossing-anomaly detection system and method
A method for improving the safety and comfort of a vehicle driving over a railroad track, cattle guard, or the like. The method may include receiving, by a...
US-9,889,715 Suspension member for a motor vehicle and method of forming the same
A suspension member for a motor vehicle including a control arm or transverse link having a ball joint seat for receiving a press-fit ball joint. The ball joint...
US-D809,995 Sensor cover
US-9,887,477 Fused-wire cable connectors for a busbar
Method, systems, and apparatus are disclosed for fused-wire cable connectors for a busbar. An example cable includes wires, insulation around the wires, and a...
US-9,887,468 Spin-welded electrical ground assemblies
A friction-welded ground assembly that includes an alloy substrate with a clearance hole; an aluminum alloy weld nut having a bolt bore and an outer wall; and a...
US-9,887,439 Method of biasing a battery cell to enhance thermal energy transfer
An example electric vehicle battery assembly includes a plurality of battery cells, a cold plate, and a biasing device to urge the plurality of battery cells...
US-9,886,805 Priming vehicle access based on wireless key velocity
Method and apparatus are disclosed for priming vehicle access based on wireless key velocity. An example vehicle includes a communication module to receive a...
US-9,886,708 Method and apparatus for secure processing of fuel delivery requests
A system includes a processor configured to wirelessly instruct fuel dispensation initiation over a direct wireless connection between a vehicle and a refueling...
US-9,886,034 Vehicle control based on connectivity of a portable device
A vehicle computer is programmed to: detect a portable computing device communicatively coupled to the vehicle computer. The vehicle computer is further...
US-9,885,685 Compensating oxygen sensor aging
Various methods are provided for compensating changes in the relation between impedance setpoint and operating temperature in an oxygen sensor. In one...
US-9,885,526 Cooling system for vehicle sensor modules
A cooling system for a vehicle sensor module includes an active internal gas circulation system and a cold plate. The sensor module includes a light detector...
US-9,885,399 Engine crankshaft including a planetary gear balance unit
Methods and systems are provided for an engine crankshaft including an un-balanced mass coupled to a planetary gear set driven by the engine crankshaft. In one...
US-9,885,323 Compact ejector system for a boosted internal combustion engine
Vapors in the fuel tank of a vehicle are collected in a carbon canister. An ejector or aspirator is used to purge the carbon canister in a pressure-charged...
US-9,885,310 System and methods for fuel pressure control
Methods and systems are provided for operating a lift pump of an engine fuel system. In one example, a method may comprise closed loop operating a lift pump of...
US-9,885,309 Methods and systems for dual fuel injection
Methods and a system are provided for controlling fuel injection in a vehicle engine. The system specifically relates to an engine fueled with both port and...
US-9,885,305 Method for reducing cylinder air-fuel ratio imbalance
Methods and systems are described for monitoring air/fuel imbalance in cylinders of an engine. Engine speed signals are sampled and then run through a notch...
US-9,885,302 Method for regenerating a NO.sub.x storage catalytic converter
Methods and systems are provided for regenerating a NOx storage catalytic converter of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine comprising selectively...
US-9,885,296 Method and system for vacuum generation using a throttle body comprising a slidable throttle valve
Various systems and methods are described for generating vacuum within an engine intake. A system may comprise an intake throttle including a slidable throttle...
US-9,885,281 Engine system with two pistons
An engine system is provided. The engine system includes a first piston movable within a cylinder, a second piston movable within a hollow body of the first...
US-9,885,260 Methods and system for operating an exhaust valve of an internal combustion engine
Systems and methods for operating exhaust valves of an internal combustion engine with poppet exhaust valves are described. The systems and methods provide for...
US-9,885,252 Split turbocharger bearing assembly
A turbocharger bearing assembly of a split turbocharger for an engine is disclosed in which key rotational parts are rotatably supported by a pair of spaced...
US-9,884,654 Vehicle roof frame architecture
A roof structure includes a roof support longitudinally extending over a compartment area at a lateral centerline of a vehicle. A plurality of pillars support...
US-9,884,619 Selective electric mode for electric vehicle
An exemplary method includes using a controller to automatically operate a vehicle in an electric mode when an actual speed of the vehicle is at or below a set...
US-9,884,608 Four and six-point seat belt systems
A seat belt assembly includes a first lap belt portion having an anchored end and a first plate, and a second lap belt portion having an anchored end and a...
US-9,884,580 Ratchet tie down incorporating a standard interface plate connection
A ratchet assembly for a vehicle bed includes a ratchet mechanism having a ratchet frame and an interface anchor. An operable strap extends and retracts from...
US-9,884,579 Loading rail and sliding block for a loading rail
A sliding block for a loading rail includes a central part defining a coupling structure along an upper face thereof. The sliding block further includes at...
US-9,884,578 Pick-up truck bed with rope tie-down cleats and method of manufacturing tie-down cleats
A tie-down assembly for a pick-up truck bed that includes a cleat including a base having first and second feet defining first and second fastener receiving...
US-9,884,554 Vehicle cruise control with multiple set points
In various embodiments, the present disclosure includes a cruise control system with (a) a vehicle having a steering system, an accelerator system, a braking...
US-9,884,545 Traction battery mounting assembly and securing method
An exemplary traction battery mounting assembly includes a traction battery and a damper securing the traction battery to a vehicle frame such that the traction...
US-9,884,360 Methods for making a vehicular subassembly with a notched flange to reduce strain in bending
A method of making a vehicular subassembly includes a step for providing a roof header comprising a hollow member having a long axis, a short axis, and an outer...
US-D809,447 Vehicle wheel
US-D809,429 Vehicle
US-D809,428 Vehicle
US-9,881,219 Self-recognition of autonomous vehicles in mirrored or reflective surfaces
A controller for an autonomous vehicle receives an image stream from one or more imaging devices. The controller identifies vehicle images in the image stream....
US-9,880,013 Method and system for vehicle refueling
Methods and systems are provided for improving urea fluid usage on a vehicle. Based on when a urea tank needs to be refilled relative to when a fuel tank needs...
US-9,879,781 Plated sealing system for vehicle assembly
A sealing system includes, among other things, an exterior plate, an interior plate, a first seal received against the exterior plate and configured to restrict...
US-9,879,774 Transmission with output torque sensor
An output shaft of a transmission is fixed to a planetary gearset carrier. Output torque is measured via a surface acoustic wave sensor affixed to a face of the...
US-9,879,728 Center bearing assembly with shear member
A center-bearing assembly includes an annular housing having a circumferential wall with a lip extending radially inward and includes a flange outboard of the...
US-9,879,672 Gerotor pump for a vehicle
A gerotor pump has a pump housing defining a chamber and having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. An outer gear member is supported for rotation within the...
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