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US-9,151,085 Passive entry side door latch release system
A vehicle passive entry side door latch release system engageable with a release cable connected a door latch. The door latch release system may include a...
US-9,150,272 Folding bicycle chain stay and frame
A bicycle frame component includes a yoke member, a driveside arm fixed to the yoke member, and a pivot arm coupled to the yoke member opposite the driveside...
US-9,150,258 Vehicle body structure and method for assembling same
A modular body structure and a method for assembling a body structure in a vehicle includes fitting a pillar having first and second ends between a roof rail...
US-9,150,224 Transitioning from autonomous vehicle control to to driver control to responding to driver control
Instructions are provided to at least one vehicle control for autonomous operation of a vehicle. A change in position is detected of at the least one vehicle...
US-9,150,219 Hybrid electric vehicle and method of starting engine
Two methods may be used to start the engine of a hybrid electric vehicle while the vehicle is moving under electric power. When smoothness is most important, a...
US-9,150,210 Method and control system for opening the drivetrain of a motor vehicle
A system and method for selectively opening a drivetrain of a vehicle is described. In one example, an electrically operated clutch is opened during selected...
US-9,150,200 Method and apparatus for changing an autonomously travelling motor vehicle to a safe state
A method and an apparatus for changing a motor vehicle in an autonomous travel mode to a safe state when the driver of the motor vehicle is not able to monitor...
US-9,150,186 Passenger airbag with secondary chamber
A vehicle airbag comprises a primary chamber, a secondary chamber affixed to the primary chamber, and a passage between the primary chamber and the secondary...
US-9,150,180 Inflatable protection mechanisms for vehicle instrument panel
An apparatus includes first and second cover segments adjacent one another and collectively defining a surface of an instrument panel for a vehicle in an...
US-9,150,178 Seatbelt restraint system for reversible vehicle seat
A vehicle seat includes a back and a cushion. A mounting assembly supports the cushion and includes a first mounting arm coupled with the back and rotatable...
US-9,150,175 Vehicle front end airbag assembly and system
A vehicle front end assembly includes a radiator assembly, a fascia component overlapping the radiator assembly, and a grill laterally aligned with the radiator...
US-9,150,159 Vehicle roof rack system
A vehicle roof rack system for use on a roof of a vehicle which may include a moonroof the roof rack system includes first and second side rail members adapted...
US-9,150,157 Convertible vanity mirror assembly
In a convertible mirror assembly for a vehicle visor, a flexible mirror is operably coupled to a housing and is operable between first and second display...
US-9,150,154 System and method to mask incoming calls for a communication device connected to an automotive telematics system
In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for masking an in-coming call from a portable communication device (PCD) in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus...
US-9,150,132 Vehicle comfort system with efficient coordination of complementary thermal units
An HVAC comfort system operates in a cabin of a vehicle. A plurality of vehicle status parameters are measured including a cabin temperature and a seat...
US-9,150,108 High-frequency signal injection based high voltage interlock
Systems, methods and apparatus are presented to determine high voltage cable connectivity between an inverter module and a remote electric machine. A high...
US-9,150,107 Automotive vehicle power system interlock detection
A vehicle power system may include a signal driver system electrically connected with a signal receiver system, and a traction battery electrically connected...
US-9,150,084 Intrusion mitigation door bracket
A vehicle includes a rocker panel and a pillar reinforcement extending in a direction transverse to the rocker panel. The vehicle further includes a door having...
US-9,149,509 Methods for improving neurological outcome after neural injury and neurodegenerative disease
Thymosin .beta.4 can be used to treat neuronal and brain injuries that are accompanied by neuronal cell death or injury, including injuries caused by stroke or...
US-D740,188 Vehicle fender
US-D740,185 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D740,184 Vehicle front lower grille
US-9,148,033 System of securing a wide-range of devices during wireless charging
A system for securing and wirelessly charging a chargeable device on a charger, particularly in a vehicle, is provided. The system includes at least one...
US-9,147,920 Metal oxygen battery containing oxygen storage materials
In one embodiment, a metal oxygen battery system includes a metal oxygen battery having an electrode compartment. The electrode compartment includes an...
US-9,147,890 Fuel cell with embedded flow field
A fuel cell may include a porous plate having an embedded flow field formed therein, a catalyst supported on and within the porous plate, and a proton exchange...
US-9,146,899 System and method of arbitrating audio source streamed by mobile applications
A system for attenuating vehicle audio for mobile application audible statements, the system comprising a vehicle computing system having one or more processors...
US-9,146,281 Electric vehicle battery contactor switch monitoring
Contactor switches between a multi-cell battery pack and an electric vehicle load are monitored. A main microcontroller having a chassis ground is digitally...
US-9,146,167 Torque sensor assembly for a motor vehicle and method of measuring torque
A torque sensor assembly is used to measure torque in a powertrain of a motor vehicle, the powertrain including a power source and a transmission. A sensor is...
US-9,145,969 Deceleration fuel shut off scheduling based on vehicle parameters
A method for enacting DFSO in a motor vehicle having an engine and a transmission. The method includes, during a condition of normal engine-braking efficiency,...
US-9,145,966 Hydraulic pump configuration for automatic transmission
An automatic transmission pump assembly includes a torque converter housing and pinion that rotate about a first axis, an idler engaged with the pinion, a gear...
US-9,145,953 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces up to ten forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of various combinations of three...
US-9,145,886 Electric vacuum pump backup control system and method
An electric vacuum pump backup control system includes a brake on/off switch, a primary electric vacuum pump control interfacing with the brake on/off switch, a...
US-9,145,864 Stop/start vehicle and method for controlling engine of same
A stop/start system of a vehicle can issue auto stop commands and auto start commands. An engine of the vehicle is auto stopped in response to the auto stop...
US-9,145,862 Hybrid electric vehicle engine starting with a preloaded damper spring
A method for starting an engine includes preloading a spring of a torsion damper by transmitting torque having a magnitude less than engine cranking torque from...
US-9,145,858 Intake system with an integrated charge air cooler
An intake assembly in an engine is provided. The intake assembly includes a compressor and a plenum in fluidic communication with the compressor, the plenum...
US-9,145,840 Automotive vehicle and method for operating an engine therein
A method for operating an engine in a vehicle includes measuring a current to or from a generator mechanically coupled with the engine and determining at least...
US-9,145,823 Method for purging condensate from a charge air cooler
Methods and systems are provided for performing a pro-active condensate clean-out of a charge air cooler. In response to condensate in a charge air cooler and...
US-9,145,822 Method and device for controlling a four-stroke internal combustion engine
A system is disclosed for a four-stroke internal combustion engine comprising: at least two cylinders; a fuel direct injection device; a variable valve timing...
US-9,145,716 Deployable hood latch for pedestrian head protection
A motor vehicle hood latch mechanism for engaging a striker of a hood having a closed locked position and a released position is disclosed. The mechanism...
US-9,145,176 Vehicle box reinforcing brace
A vehicle includes a frame having a pair of longitudinal rails and a box. The box includes a bed supported by the rails and a pair of opposing sidewalls...
US-9,145,168 Laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle
A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and at least three wheels. The first and the second wheels are...
US-9,145,147 Method and system for warning a driver of a motor vehicle
An apparatus and method for altering the drivability of a vehicle so as to alert a driver of the vehicle of a potentially hazardous condition. The vehicle has...
US-9,145,143 Road characteristic prediction
A vehicle system includes at least one sensor and a processing device. The sensor is configured to output sensor signals representing infrastructure information...
US-9,145,133 Method and system for selecting an engine operating point for a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an engine and an electric machine (M/G) connected by an upstream clutch, and a gearbox connected to the M/G by a torque...
US-9,145,129 Vehicle occupant comfort
Data is collected related to motion of a vehicle. Based on the collected data, it may be determined that a threshold associated with motion sickness is...
US-9,145,128 Coordinating regenative braking with torque converter clutch operation
A method for controlling a vehicle regenerative braking event includes maintaining a converter clutch closed while braking, while an engine connected to the...
US-9,145,123 Methods and systems for controlling catalyst temperature
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, operation of a driveline disconnect clutch is based on...
US-9,145,118 Method and system for reducing vacuum use in a vehicle
A system and method for conserving vacuum within a vehicle is described. In one example, a vacuum level in a working chamber of a vacuum operated brake booster...
US-9,145,110 Vehicle wireless charger safety system
A vehicular charging system is provided that includes a battery and a charger region. The system also includes a wireless charger for generating an electric...
US-9,145,064 Battery cell capacity balancing system and method
A vehicle may include an electric machine that generates motive power for the vehicle, a plurality of cells that store energy for the electric machine, and at...
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