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US-8,994,236 Electromagnetically actuated axial one-way clutch
A clutch including a rotatable member including a first ramp and first teeth, a second member held against rotation, axially displaceable, including a second...
US-8,994,228 Proximity switch having wrong touch feedback
A proximity switch assembly and method are provided having wrong touch feedback. The switch includes a plurality of proximity switches each including proximity...
US-8,993,929 Heated/cooled thermoelectric steering wheel
A steering wheel includes a central portion connected to the steering column for rotation about an axis, and a rim extending around the central portion. A...
US-8,992,365 Mechanism for actuating a power transfer unit
A drive system includes a differential for transmitting power between a power source and first axles; a clutch including a first member driveably connected to...
US-8,992,060 Uniform illumination of lamps
One embodiment of a vehicle lamp assembly may include a housing, which includes a pair of opposing reflective surfaces defining a chamber therebetween. The...
US-8,991,903 Deflector-catcher for small overlap vehicle impacts
A front-end assembly including a deflector and a catcher bracket. The V-shaped deflector is attached to a bumper of a vehicle, a rear leg of the deflector has a...
US-8,991,892 Cowl trim assembly with adjustable footrest
A cowl trim assembly includes a panel body having an outwardly extending support base. An adjustable footrest assembly is supported on the support base between...
US-8,991,544 Passively deployed small overlap rigid barrier deflector
A front bumper assembly including a bumper beam and two deflectors are provided on right and left sides of the front bumper assembly. The deflectors include...
US-8,991,339 Multi-zone vehicle radiators
The present disclosure relates to a multiple zone vehicle radiator, including: a housing; a first zone included in the housing; a second zone included in the...
US-D725,809 Illuminating device
US-D725,573 Vehicle wheel
US-D725,572 Vehicle wheel
US-D725,570 Vehicle wheel
US-D725,567 Vehicle wheel
US-D725,566 Vehicle tail gate
US-D725,565 Vehicle air intake
US-D725,560 Vehicle rear quarter louvered window
US-D725,557 Vehicle hood
US-D725,555 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D725,550 Vehicle exterior
US-8,990,135 Personalized health risk assessment for critical care
A method for assessing whether a patient is at risk of developing a clinical condition includes receiving training data representing a set of patient-related...
US-8,990,000 Active suspension with load detection and adaptation
A method for estimating a location of a center of gravity (CG) of a sprung mass of a vehicle includes steps of a) determining whether the vehicle is stationary...
US-8,989,992 Method and system for estimating pressure in a motor vehicle
Method for estimating the negative pressure in a motor vehicle brake force booster, and a stop/start control device is disclosed. One embodiment of the...
US-8,989,978 Method for operating a vehicle powertrain
Methods and systems for controlling a vehicle powertrain that may be automatically stopped and started are presented. In one example, a method adjusts a...
US-8,989,935 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for extending an engine-off period of a hybrid vehicle while reducing engine cold-start emissions. During an engine pull-up to...
US-8,989,839 Method and apparatus for diagnosis of tumor activity using tumor interstitial fluid pressure
A scanning apparatus, is used to effect multiple images of a tumor in which a contrast agent has been localized as a detectable marker over a selected time to...
US-8,989,699 Methods and apparatus for selective emergency alert notification and response
Various embodiments include communicating emergency information to a vehicle. A computer may receive one or more emergency notifications issued by a government...
US-8,988,672 Headlamp aiming using high-dynamic range camera
A method of aiming a light source includes using an image-capturing device to capture a light beam pattern from the light source. Here, the light beam pattern...
US-8,988,465 Physical-virtual hybrid representation
A virtual environment, including at least one virtual element representing a component of an item is generated. The virtual environment is mapped to a physical...
US-8,986,163 Methods and systems for engine control
Systems and methods are provided for restarting an engine that can be selectively deactivated during idle-stop conditions. In one embodiment, the engine is...
US-8,986,157 Overrunning clutch reacting a force produced by a hydraulically actuated friction brake
An assembly for an automatic transmission includes a casing, a carrier of a planetary gear set, a hydraulically actuated brake that driveably connects the...
US-8,986,155 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements provides a plurality of forward speed ratios and one or more reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of shift...
US-8,985,711 Method for operating a mechanical parking brake
The invention relates to a method for operating a brake device, in particular of a motor vehicle, wherein the brake device comprises a service brake and a...
US-8,985,685 Seat with integrated trim assembly and storage bin
A vehicle seating assembly having a seat back including a polymeric body portion defining a forward support frame having a plurality of forwardly extending...
US-8,985,675 Vehicle liftgate reinforcement
A vehicle liftgate system comprises an outer panel that includes a Class A surface and a sole lamp opening extending for a first horizontal distance that...
US-8,985,671 V shape bumper extension
A V shape bumper extension for a vehicle is provided where the V shape member has an extension member and a support member. The extension member extends...
US-8,985,632 Sheet metal bead
A bracket has an elongate portion of a predetermined length. The elongate portion terminates in a clamp end that includes a downward sloping portion connected...
US-8,985,604 Cross axis joint with elastomeric isolation
A front lower control arm assembly includes a front lower control arm and a bushing attached to the arm. The bushing has a first central axis. A ball joint is...
US-8,985,595 Individual wheel suspension with automatic camber adaptation
The invention relates to a wheel suspension for vehicles, with a vehicle body and wheels articulated on the vehicle body by means of wheel suspension parts. The...
US-8,985,564 Workpiece holding fixture for machining multiple prismatic parts
A workpiece holding fixture including a base plate having an engagement surface including a travel slot. A first static riser includes a position control member...
US-8,985,291 Differential unit with damper system
A vehicle differential unit (DU), including: a torsional damper assembly having a plurality of independently sprung damper assemblies positioned with respect to...
US-8,985,258 Vehicle frame component
A body on frame vehicle includes a vehicle frame having a small offset impact load management system including upper and lower rear blocker structures and a...
US-8,985,077 Valvetrain impact absorber
Embodiments may provide a valve train for an engine including a valve stem configured for reciprocating movement to open and close a port in a combustion...
US-8,985,067 Heat pipe assembly in an engine lubrication system
An engine lubrication system is provided. The engine lubrication system includes an oil pan housing a lubricant, an oil pump having a pick-up tube including an...
US-8,984,934 Method and system to validate a fuel level indicator in a vehicle
A vehicle is provided with a controller and a fuel system having a fuel tank, a fuel level indicator (FLI), and a pressure sensor. The controller is configured...
US-8,984,878 Internal combustion engine with charge air cooling
An internal combustion engine has a cylinder head having at least one cylinder. A cover is connected to the cylinder head and covers the cylinder and related...
US-8,983,721 Method of controlling the operation of a rear wiper system of a motor vehicle
A method and system for detecting the presence of a carrier mounted on the rear of a motor vehicle or of an object carried by the carrier that may cause damage...
US-8,983,717 Vehicle camera system operable in off-road mode and method
A camera system and method of assisting a driver of vehicle for off-road mode use is provided. The camera system includes one or more cameras located on the...
US-8,981,921 Status indicator and reminder system for vehicle temporary mobility kit
A status indicator and reminder system for a temporary mobility kit for use in a vehicle having a tire pressure monitoring system. A tire sealant containing...
US-8,981,916 Method and apparatus for customized vehicle sound-based location
A system includes a vehicle-based processor configured to receive a wireless vehicle-locate request from a remote device. The processor is also configured to...
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