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US-9,566,884 Powered head restraint electrical connector
A powered head restraint includes a base bracket with elongate supports that are configured to easily engage a seatback guide during vehicle assembly and to...
US-9,566,592 Dust collector able to prop open a fallen dust bag
A dust collector able to prop open a fallen dust bag is to have a cover plate of a dust bucket bored with an insert hole fixed therein with a hose, which is...
US-9,566,552 Temperature maintenance and regulation of vehicle exhaust catalyst systems with phase change materials
A vehicle exhaust system is provided and comprises a catalyst positioned in an exhaust passage of a vehicle. The catalyst is in the form of a washcoat supported...
US-D778,802 Vehicle wheel
US-D778,801 Vehicle wheel
US-9,565,625 Multiprotocol vehicle communications
A system includes a computer including a processor. The processor is programmed to receive data mapping one or more predicted signal metrics for each of one or...
US-9,564,642 Durable fuel cell with platinum cobalt alloy cathode catalyst and selectively conducting anode
The degradation associated with repeated startup and shutdown of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells comprising PtCo alloy cathode catalysts can be...
US-9,562,933 Diagnostic method for multiple speed relay-controlled electric fan
Methods and systems are described for diagnosing a multiple speed, relay controlled engine cooling fan system. One method includes measuring the change in...
US-9,562,604 Axle heat absorber
An axle includes a differential, a cover, and a heat absorber. The differential has a ring gear disposed within a housing. The ring gear is configured to pump a...
US-9,562,506 Method and apparatus for vehicle and mobile device coordination
A system includes a processor configured to receive vehicle GPS coordinates. The processor is also configured to compare the received GPS coordinates to known...
US-9,561,836 Bicycle control system
A system includes a computer in a bicycle, and the computer has a processor and a memory. The computer is programmed to determine user characteristics for a...
US-9,561,804 Distance to empty prediction with short term distance compensation
A vehicle is provided which may include an energy conversion device, an energy source to supply power to the energy conversion device, and at least one...
US-9,561,786 System and method for brake pedal feel control
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, adjusting the feel of a brake pedal based on a comparison...
US-9,561,780 Vehicle window wiper assembly with curvilinear guide rail
A windshield wiper assembly includes a telescoping wiper head having a first section fixed to a pivot drive shaft and a second section capable of translating...
US-9,561,774 Winged driver airbag
A vehicle includes a steering wheel having a steering wheel cover and an airbag module. The airbag module includes an airbag arrangement and an inflator...
US-9,561,765 Fuel tank assembly including inflatable member
A fuel tank assembly includes a fuel tank, and an airbag assembly connected to a fuel tank. The fuel tank includes a first portion facing in a first direction,...
US-9,561,755 Vehicle garment hook assembly
A vehicle garment hook assembly for use on a vehicle includes a housing mounted to a trim component on a vehicle, and a garment hook pivotally mounted to the...
US-9,561,753 Console bin assembly with a removable tray
A console bin assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That console bin assembly includes a housing defining a storage compartment. Opposed channels are...
US-9,561,752 Orbiting platform storage system for a vehicle
A storage system is provided for a vehicle. The storage system comprises a base including a guideway and a follower received in the guideway. Further the...
US-9,561,749 Pickup truck bed lighting system
A pickup truck bed lighting system for mounting on a bed rail of a cargo bed side wall. The system including a scuff plate having a plurality of downward...
US-9,561,746 Combined cup holder and storage bin
A combined cup holder and storage bin is provided. Such a device includes a rotating body having a first feature, a second feature and a third feature. The...
US-D778,213 Vehicle front bumper
US-9,559,688 Proximity switch assembly having pliable surface and depression
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-9,559,390 Battery degradation accumulation methods
A vehicle includes a traction battery subject to alternating cycling and storage modes and a controller. The controller is programmed to calculate an...
US-9,559,346 Traction battery electrical joint
An exemplary assembly includes an array plate of a traction battery and an insert held by the array plate. The insert is in electrical communication with a bus...
US-9,558,597 Road emergency activation
A vehicle system includes a processing device programmed to monitor an operating state of a vehicle and the operation of at least one subsystem module....
US-9,558,408 Traffic signal prediction
An aerial image relates to a geographic area. The aerial image is analyzed to identify at least one traffic signal in the geographic area. Based at least in...
US-9,558,254 Automatic wireless device data maintenance
A computer-implemented method includes downloading data elements from a wireless device. The method includes determining whether a user account exists in...
US-9,558,015 Methods and apparatus for activating applications
A computer-implemented method of application control includes receiving a list of applications available on a wireless device in communication with a vehicle...
US-9,557,981 Method and apparatus for automatic module upgrade
A computer-implemented method includes determining that a connection to an update server should be established. The method also includes establishing a wireless...
US-9,557,748 Powertrain creep torque control
A vehicle powertrain control system causes friction torque to be delivered to wheels at a generally constant value for a range of increasing requested friction...
US-9,557,741 System and method for autonomous valet parking using plenoptic cameras
Exemplary embodiments provide systems and methods for autonomously valet parking a vehicle based on images obtained from a plurality of plenoptic (light field)...
US-9,556,946 Vehicle transmission gear assembly
A transmission gear assembly, including: at least two gearwheels fitted with teeth on their periphery and connected together. One of the at least two gearwheels...
US-9,556,804 Multi-cylinder internal combustion engine and method for operating a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine
A method for partial cylinder cutoff is provided. The method comprises operating a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine with applied ignition, in which an...
US-9,556,787 Method and system for improving stopping and starting of a turbocharged engine
A system and method for improving engine starting and stopping is described. In one example, turbine vanes are adjusted to increase engine exhaust backpressure...
US-9,556,785 Method and system for binary flow turbine control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the opening of a scroll valve of a binary flow turbine. Scroll valve adjustments are used at different engine...
US-9,556,784 Method and system for vacuum control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a fuel injection split between a direct injection and a port injection based on engine vacuum demand. When more...
US-9,556,771 Method and system for catalyst temperature control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling and coordinating control of a post-catalyst exhaust throttle and an EGR valve to expedite catalyst heating. By...
US-9,556,767 Intake manifold ports and PCV passages integrated into cam cover
An internal combustion engine having manifold ports and positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) passages integrated into the cam cover is disclosed. The engine...
US-9,556,662 Window regulator and method of providing articulating motion to a window in a vehicle door
A window regulator is provided for a window in a vehicle door. The window regulator includes a drive mechanism having a first cable and a second cable. The...
US-9,556,661 Frameless-door window operating system
A frameless-door window operating system is provided for a vehicle door. The system includes a door actuator, a door latch controller, a window controller and a...
US-9,556,648 Retractable striker cover assembly for vehicle
A retractable cover assembly is provided for a vehicle to cover a latching component such as the striker of a trunk door. The assembly includes a retractable...
US-9,555,885 Automotive drone deployment system
This disclosure generally relates to an automotive drone deployment system that includes at least a vehicle and a deployable drone that is configured to attach...
US-9,555,832 Display system utilizing vehicle and trailer dynamics
A display system for a vehicle and trailer is disclosed. The system comprises an interface configured to receive a directional input and a controller in...
US-9,555,814 Unexpected thermal event assist
A vehicle system may include a thermal sensor; and a vehicle connectivity module in communication with the thermal sensor and a plurality of vehicle systems...
US-9,555,795 Controlling a hybrid vehicle having an overdrive coupling member
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine coupled to a planetary gearset and an electric motor configured to provide motor torque directly to a torque transfer set....
US-9,555,792 System and methods for assisted direct start control
Systems and methods for assisted direct start control are provided. An example method varies engine torque, forward clutch engagement pressure, and wheel brake...
US-9,555,718 Estimation and compensation of battery measurement and asynchronization biases
A hybrid or electric vehicle includes a traction battery to store and provide energy for the vehicle. The traction battery includes a number of battery cells....
US-9,555,716 Automotive vehicle charge system
A vehicle charging system includes a base plate having an inclined surface defining at least a portion of a recess, and an arm arrangement having a base end...
US-9,555,704 System and method for inhibiting engine operation during fueling
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, inhibiting operation of an internal combustion engine of a...
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