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US-9,073,574 Autonomous vehicle with reconfigurable interior
A vehicle includes a steering wheel located in a passenger compartment. The steering wheel is configured to be moved from an operational position to a stowed...
US-9,073,547 Entering and exiting parallel operation of a powersplit hybrid powertrain
A generator brake is controlled such that a powersplit hybrid powertrain enters and exits a parallel mode of operation. The generator brake may be an...
US-9,073,508 Driver airbag to steering wheel gap reduction
A motor vehicle steering wheel has an airbag module received and mounted within a recess having an opening of a predetermined shape. A cover having an outer...
US-9,073,504 Vehicle immobilizer method and system
A system and method of immobilizing a vehicle include receiving a driver presence signal and a transmission state signal and commanding a transmission tie-up in...
US-9,073,494 Vehicle interior conversation mirror assembly
An overhead console assembly for a vehicle comprising a sunglass bin is disclosed. The sunglass bin defines an outer perimeter configured to be disposed in an...
US-9,073,486 Deploy and extend step pad
A vehicle includes a step pad assembly that includes a first step pad, a second step pad, and a telescoping extension. The second step pad is rotatably attached...
US-9,073,468 Vehicle seat bracket assembly
A recliner bracket for a vehicle includes a web defining a recliner heart receiving aperture. The recliner heart receiving apertures is operably connected with...
US-9,073,408 Register vane air deflector and method
A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning register for use in an automotive vehicle has a hollow housing having an inlet, an outlet, and an inner housing...
US-9,073,401 Vehicle suspension mounting system
A vehicle suspension subsystem is provided having a leafspring that is mounted to a vehicle frame with a clevis type mounting bracket. An end of the leafspring...
US-D733,947 Vehicle headlight fascia
US-D733,629 Vehicle trunk lid
US-D733,622 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-9,071,568 Customer-identifying email addresses to enable a medium of communication that supports many service providers
A system comprising one or more transceivers in communication with a vehicle computing system, the one or more transceivers are also in communication with at...
US-9,070,298 Reconfigurable vehicle model
In one embodiment, a vehicle model is disclosed. The vehicle model includes a main vehicle module including a primary base and a number of components. The...
US-9,070,293 Device and method for traffic sign recognition
A method and apparatus for determining whether to alert a driver of a vehicle to the presence of a traffic sign in the vehicle's driving environment. An optical...
US-9,070,276 Method and apparatus for detecting a left-behind phone
A system includes a vehicle computing processor. The processor is configured to, through wireless communication with a phone, and after determining that a...
US-9,069,653 Methods for utilizing stop sign and traffic light detections to enhance fuel economy and safety
Methods for operating a vehicle as the vehicle approaches an intersection with a traffic control device are provided herein. One example method includes...
US-9,068,708 Illuminable vehicle beverage holder assembly
An illuminable beverage holder assembly is provided and includes at least one side wall coupled an illuminable base member to form a receptacle for receiving a...
US-9,068,648 Automated transmission and method for operating an automated transmission
An automated transmission comprises a hydraulic control device and one or more hydraulically actuated gear units. The hydraulic control device comprises a...
US-9,068,630 Multi-speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces up to nine forward and one reverse speed ratios by selective engagement of three couplers in various...
US-9,068,617 Pendulum-absorber brake
A crankshaft comprising a cheek, a torsion-absorbing pendulum pivotally coupled to the cheek, and a rotational speed actuated brake to oppose motion of the...
US-9,068,548 Spark plug degradation detection
Methods and systems are provided for identifying and indicating degradation of an engine cylinder spark plug. In response to a cylinder misfire event during...
US-9,068,546 Methods and systems for engine cranking
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine may be started in one of two ways depending on...
US-9,068,537 Intake system including remotely located filter assemblies and method for operation of an intake system
An intake system for an engine including a first air filter assembly in fluidic communication with an intake manifold and a second air filter assembly spaced...
US-9,068,534 Compressed natural gas pressure regulator protective bracket
A protective bracket for a compressed natural gas pressure regulator mounted in an engine compartment of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The compressed natural...
US-9,068,522 Method for diagnosing an engine
A method for operating an engine in response to a waste gate position is presented. In one example, the method adjusts an actuator to reduce the possibility of...
US-9,068,501 Branch communication valve for a twin scroll turbocharger
Methods and systems are provided for a branch communication valve in a twin turbocharger system. A branch communication valve may be positioned adjacent to a...
US-9,068,500 Boosted in-line variable-displacement engine
An engine includes a first turbine fluidically coupled to a first group of adjacent cylinders, and a second turbine fluidically coupled to a second group of...
US-9,068,497 Oil supply system for an engine
An oil supply system for a reciprocating piston internal combustion engine is disclosed in which the supply of oil to piston cooling jets is controlled by...
US-9,068,496 System for cooling an engine block cylinder bore bridge
An engine is provided with an open deck cylinder block having an open water jacket that surrounds a plurality of cylinders that are joined together in a Siamese...
US-9,068,492 Motor vehicle on-board diagnostics to distinguish degradation from tampering
A method for responding to conditions detected in an on-board diagnostic unit of a motor vehicle and signaling degradation of a component of the motor vehicle....
US-9,068,491 SCR catalyst diagnostics
In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises operating the engine with an upstream exhaust sensor, intermediate exhaust sensor, and downstream exhaust...
US-9,068,486 Crankcase integrity breach detection
Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity...
US-9,068,477 Valve system
A valve system for providing closing force to one or more valves of an engine is provided. In one example, the system comprises a first tappet bore in fluid...
US-9,067,784 Hydrogen storage material and method of using the same
In one embodiment, a method of using hydrogen includes forming a crystalline solid mixture of a metal halide M.sup.2(H.sub.L).sub.y with a metal borohydride...
US-9,067,626 Vehicle with segmented rear hatch
A vehicle includes a rear hatch opening and a segmented hatch that is moveably connected to the vehicle structure. A lid is moveably connected to the upper...
US-9,067,600 Engine speed control apparatus and method for a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle powertrain system has an engine, a damper and an electric machine configured to be selectively mechanically coupled with the engine via damper. The...
US-9,067,595 Hybrid vehicle control when towing
A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having an engine includes automatically stopping the engine in response to vehicle power demand dropping below...
US-9,067,594 Methods and systems for hybrid driveline control
Systems and methods for operating and hybrid driveline are presented. In one example, driver demand torque may be supplied to vehicle wheels via a hydraulic...
US-9,067,589 Hybrid powertrain mode determination based on spatial domain route segmentation
A vehicle includes a powertrain having an engine and an electric machine, and a battery configured to power the electric machine. The vehicle further includes a...
US-9,067,587 Torque based energy management in hybrid vehicle
A system and method for controlling a powertrain in a hybrid vehicle having an engine and a traction motor include commanding the engine to provide an engine...
US-9,067,566 Active bolster for pedestrian protection
A vehicle instrument panel has a pedestrian protection zone along a forward side. The instrument panel generally has a low stiffness that avoids impact forces...
US-9,067,557 Active bolster with heat-staked reinforcement
An active bolster for an interior trim surface of a vehicle has a trim panel with a closed-loop bonding section on an inside surface. A first stud extending...
US-9,067,555 Side impact vehicle restraint deployment
A vehicle system includes at least one sensor configured to detect an impact and a restraint device configured to deploy in response to the impact. A processing...
US-9,067,553 Vehicle fascia integrated pushers
A vehicle includes a fascia, a bumper beam, and a sensor including a pressure chamber disposed between and along the fascia and bumper beam. The vehicle further...
US-9,067,552 Adaptive energy absorber for a vehicle
An energy absorption system, comprises a vehicle bumper. An energy absorption member is attached to the bumper, the energy absorption member comprising a first...
US-9,067,549 Collision deflector assembly
A vehicle frame is provided having a frame. The frame includes a main rail and a lateral rail. A bracket is operably coupled to the main rail. The vehicle frame...
US-9,067,504 Perturbative injection for battery parameter identification
A battery system includes a traction battery and at least one controller that implement a model of the traction battery. The system may monitor current input...
US-9,067,486 Air cooling system for high voltage battery cell arrays
A vehicle is provided including a battery module with front and rear battery cell arrays arranged generally parallel to and spaced apart from one another. The...
US-D733,344 Vehicle headlamp
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