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US-9,050,982 Driver feedback for vehicle operation
The following description relates to systems and methods for adjusting vehicle response parameters in response to indications of vehicle operator preferences....
US-9,050,969 Trip oriented energy management control
An engine, electric machine and battery of a vehicle are operated such that a state of charge of the battery generally decreases and then achieves approximately...
US-9,050,967 Methods and systems for a stop/start engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of a vehicle are presented. In one example, automatic engine stopping is inhibited in response to a driver...
US-9,050,935 Assessment of driving behavior of a driver of a motor vehicle
Various embodiments relating to driving behavior of a driver of a motor vehicle are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method may include assessing driving...
US-9,050,913 Vehicle load floor assembly
A vehicle load floor includes a seatback pivotal to a stowed position. A cargo floor is rearward the seatback. A foldable panel assembly is movable between...
US-9,050,885 Systems and methods for managing bleed emissions in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
A method for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, comprising: during a first condition, including an engine-off condition and the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle...
US-9,050,163 Urethral anastomosis device and method
Provided herein is a two-part coupling assembly for re-connecting a first hollow body part to a second body part and an instrument and method for emplacement....
US-D731,686 Vehicle taillight
US-D731,389 Vehicle wheel
US-D731,388 Vehicle wheel
US-D731,379 Vehicle mirror
US-D731,372 Steering wheel stalk
US-9,049,584 Method and system for transmitting data using automated voice when data transmission fails during an emergency call
A vehicle communication system enables one or more processors to receive indication that an emergency event has taken place from an emergency detection sensor...
US-9,047,774 Method and apparatus for crowd-sourced traffic reporting
A system includes a processor configured to project monitoring needs for a road segment. The processor is further configured to contact one or more vehicles...
US-9,046,581 Supervisor monitoring system
A supervisor monitoring system for autonomous test supervision is presented. A system can include a first supervisor monitor (SM) and a second SM, each...
US-9,046,202 Tether for tubes of an exhaust system joint
A tether for connecting tubes includes two mutually spaced pads, each pad located on an opposite side of a lateral axis and releasably connectable to one of the...
US-9,046,063 Vehicle air intake system
The present disclosure relates to air intake systems and methods for manufacturing the same. Systems include an air inlet that defines a slope equal to a...
US-9,046,047 Control for stop/start vehicle when approaching controlled intersections
A controller in a stop/start vehicle may anticipate a vehicle stop and engine shutdown event in response to detecting a vehicle approach to an intersection. The...
US-9,045,172 Powertrain catcher bracket
A catcher bracket disposed between a powertrain and a sub-frame of a vehicle. The catcher bracket defines a load path in a collision that is sufficient to...
US-9,045,168 Vehicle roof brace
A roof support for a vehicle is provided containing a first side roof rail; a transverse roof bow fixed to and extending from the first side roof rail; and a...
US-9,045,166 Short offset sheet metal reinforcement to limit rotation during crash
A vehicle frame includes a pillar having inner and outer members and an interior surface defining a cavity. A first reinforcement is disposed in the cavity and...
US-9,045,145 Vehicle and method of tuning performance of same
A method for tuning a vehicle's performance may include measuring a plurality of parameters representing the vehicle's current handling condition and the...
US-9,045,142 Sensor fusion vehicle velocity estimation system and method
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, arbitrating velocity signals derived from information from a...
US-9,045,132 System and method for engine idle stop control with starter motor protection
A system and method for controlling engine idle stop in a hybrid vehicle that uses predictive information to schedule engine stops with relatively longer stop...
US-9,045,125 Automatic transmission shift control based on torque phase detection using measured transmission input torque
A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain having a transmission to improve shift quality to detect the start of a torque phase of the shift based...
US-9,045,076 Vehicle lighting device
Vehicle lighting device that comprises at least two light-emitting strips, wherein the light-emitting strips can each be controlled selectively and are...
US-9,045,063 Articulating seat bolsters
A vehicle seating assembly for a vehicle having a seat back and a seat. Bolsters extend laterally from one of the seat back and the seat and include a static...
US-9,045,059 Driver's plastic footrest assembly
A footrest assembly includes a reinforcement plate mounted on a foam block of a foam member. The footrest assembly is disposed in a vehicle footwell and the...
US-9,045,043 Zonal vehicle glass heating strategy
A vehicle glass heating system may include a vehicle glass having two or more electrically heated zones. The system may also have a controller, which determines...
US-9,045,015 Laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle
A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and three wheels. The first and second wheels are assigned to a...
US-9,044,801 Deep draw manufacturing process
A method of manufacturing a drawn panel and a die set. The method includes clamping a blank between a binder and a die that defines a cavity. A first draw punch...
US-D730,800 Vehicle wheel
US-D730,798 Vehicle wheel
US-D730,795 Vehicle wheel
US-D730,784 Vehicle grille
US-9,043,122 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. Forced entry of residuals from a late burning cylinder into a...
US-9,043,062 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain and control system
In at least one embodiment, a vehicle is provided including a variable voltage controller (VVC), an electric motor configured to provide an assistive torque to...
US-9,042,824 Context adaptive content interaction platform for use with a nomadic device
A vehicle computer system comprising a transceiver in a vehicle configured to wirelessly connect with a nomadic device, wherein the nomadic device is capable of...
US-9,042,603 Method and apparatus for estimating the distance from trailer axle to tongue
A system includes a processor configured to receive a trailer image. The processor is also configured to identify an axle in the trailer image and identify a...
US-9,041,329 Vehicle electric machine control strategy
A vehicle having a traction battery and at least one electric machine for propelling the vehicle is provided. A high voltage DC bus electrically connects the...
US-9,040,210 Stable, durable carbon supported catalyst composition for fuel cell
A carbon supported catalyst composition for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells is disclosed that shows a high mass activity and favorable stability and...
US-9,039,571 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an engine system with a variable cam timing device. In one example, the variable cam timing device is operated...
US-9,039,570 Methods and systems for adjusting driveline disconnect clutch operation
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque transferred via a driveline disconnect clutch is estimated...
US-9,039,568 Methods and systems for extending regenerative braking
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an electrical load may be automatically activated to consume...
US-9,039,385 Jet pump assembly
A system for an engine is provided herein. The system includes a primary passage, a suction passage, and an outer casing coupling the primary and suction...
US-9,039,085 Seat extension seamless gap fill
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatpan coupled with a track assembly that has a rail and a slide. The vehicle seating assembly also includes a cushion...
US-9,039,081 Wire harness for a vehicle seating assembly
A wire harness for a vehicle seating assembly includes a body portion having a plurality of engagement hooks adapted for engagement with a vehicle seat cushion...
US-9,039,063 Tank recess
A tank recess for motor vehicles comprising a recess body having a device for fastening to a vehicle body opening from outside and having a tank feed line...
US-9,039,061 Vehicle frame assemblies with threaded connections
A method of manufacturing a vehicle frame, includes: forming compatible threads on a first rail composed of a first material and a second rail composed of a...
US-9,039,035 Deployable airbag arrangement for rear seat occupant
An airbag system for protecting rear seat occupants in dynamic side impacts using an improved packaging arrangement is provided. The system includes seat base...
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