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US-8,903,620 Method and device for autonomous braking of a vehicle following collision
A method of controlling a vehicle braking system, includes: (i) detecting whether a collision has occurred; (ii) detecting whether a predetermined condition...
US-8,903,618 Method and device for providing braking assistance in a motor vehicle after an initial collision
A method and system for providing braking assistance in a motor vehicle after an initial collision involves detecting an initial collision, pre-charging a brake...
US-8,903,605 System to remotely unlatch a pickup box tailgate
A pickup truck includes a tailgate that is movable between open and closed positions. A powered latch provides for remote release of the latches of the...
US-8,903,579 User override for electric-only operation of a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle and a method of controlling the vehicle are provided. The vehicle controller is configured to (i) in response to the user interface receiving input...
US-8,903,578 Hybrid vehicle control utilizing grade data
A method of controlling a hybrid vehicle having a step ratio transmission is disclosed. The method utilizes terrain data to reduce the number of shift events....
US-8,903,354 Method and system for emergency call arbitration
A method of call arbitration includes connecting a vehicle computing system to a remote phone system. The vehicle computing system is used to transmit a...
US-8,903,351 Method and system for emergency call handling
A vehicle communication system includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory. The system also includes a local...
US-8,901,844 Lighting device and method of transitioning color outputs
A vehicle lighting device and method of transitioning color output by a vehicle lighting device are provided. The method includes activating the lighting device...
US-8,901,797 Brushless motor system for a vehicle fuel pump
A rotor for a brushless motor is resistant to degradation in alternative fuels and has desirable magnetic properties. A stator for a brushless DC motor includes...
US-8,899,671 Vehicle headliner attachment system
A vehicle headliner attachment system includes a moonroof assembly having a peripheral structure surrounding at least one glass panel. A headliner has an upper...
US-8,899,658 Liftgate hinge reinforcement
A reinforcement assembly for a liftgate system includes vertical and horizontal portions. The horizontal portion includes a protuberant portion that includes a...
US-8,899,602 Vehicle suspension support structure
A vehicle suspension support structure including a lower arm (17) formed by, for example, a lower arm 17 rotatably supporting a knuckle for a front wheel, and a...
US-8,899,212 Method and system for improving engine starting
An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, engine port throttles are adjusted to improve fuel vaporization of a...
US-8,899,209 System and method for compensating cetane
Methods and systems for adjusting a plurality of fuel injections supplied to a cylinder during a cycle of the cylinder are described. In one example, fuel...
US-8,899,203 Engine position identification
A method for starting an internal combustion engine, the method comprising identifying cylinder stroke during the engine start responsive to a fuel rail pressure.
US-8,899,096 High-throughput modular hydrogen storage engineering properties analyzer
A cover, sample tray and base may form a hydrogen storage engineering properties analyzer. In at least one embodiment, the sample tray includes a plurality of...
US-D718,696 Vehicle wheel
US-D718,689 Vehicle mirror
US-8,589,025 Tire cornering power on-board estimation and monitoring using steering moment
A tire cornering power estimation and monitoring system may include a steering torque sensor, a steering wheel angle sensor, a yaw rate sensor, a lateral...
US-8,586,888 Flotation device safety light switch
A safety device for attachment to a flotation device is disclosed comprising a light source, a housing, an actuator mounted within the housing and slideable...
US-8,586,149 Environmentally friendly reactive fixture to allow localized surface engineering for improved adhesion to...
The present invention provides a method of increasing the surface energy of an article having a polymeric surface increasing the relative amount of nitrogen...
US-8,585,087 Knee bolster bracket
A knee bolster assembly having a vehicle frame structure, a bracket structure having a base portion and two contoured side wall portions that extend from the...
US-8,584,650 Ignition energy control for mixed fuel engine
A method of operating an engine including varying a level of ignition energy provided to the engine during an engine start is provided. For example, the...
US-8,584,628 Engine with cylinder head cooling
A cylinder head for an engine is provided. The cylinder head may include an upper cooling jacket including at least a first inlet and a first outlet and a lower...
US-8,583,351 Approach for controlling a vehicle engine that includes an electric boosting device
A method of operating a vehicle including an engine is provided. The engine may include at least one cylinder, a boosting device to boost intake air to the at...
US-8,583,301 Engine speed control for an engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain for improved noise, vibration and...
A control strategy is disclosed for regulating speed of an engine in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain that includes an electric motor and gearing. An...
US-8,582,091 Vision-based headlamp aiming
A method for accurately aiming vehicle headlamps, with apparatus for practicing the method. A vision system, including a digital camera, is positioned in front...
US-8,581,714 Method and apparatus for generating vehicle vibration to alert vehicle user of warning
A drive torque modulation is generated in response to an unintentional lane departure or traffic/obstacle intervention in an electric vehicle or a...
US-8,580,460 Apparatus and method for managing fluids in a fuel cell stack
A plurality of flow field plate assemblies forms a fuel cell stack. Each flow field plate assembly has a first flow field plate positionable on an anode side of...
US-8,580,448 Fuel cell with selectively conducting anode component
By incorporating a selectively conducting component in electrical series with the anode components in a solid polymer fuel cell, degradation during startup and...
US-8,579,765 Hybrid electric vehicle hold function
A vehicle powertrain with engine start-stop characteristics is capable of maintaining a vehicle stationary on a roadway with a gradient when wheel brakes are...
US-8,579,585 Inlet swirl control for turbochargers
An inlet duct, an induction system, and a system are disclosed for directing an inlet flow into an inlet compressor for use in an internal combustion engine. An...
US-8,579,564 Protective wheel chock for transporting motor vehicle
A protective chock for use when transporting a vehicle having a wheel and a flexible underbody component, such as an air dam or skirt, adjacent the wheel. The...
US-8,579,382 Road wheel ornament
A road wheel includes an outboard surface; an ornament configured to attach to the outboard surface; a post formed with the ornament, configured to fasten to...
US-8,579,091 Dynamic displacement energy management device
A dynamic energy management restraint anchor device interfaces with a child seat in a vehicle, engaging common child seat attachment clip features. A device...
US-8,579,068 Hood latch and striker system for pedestrian protection
A system for releasing and lifting an automobile hood includes a sensor located proximate a front location of an automobile that detects impact with an object....
US-8,578,906 Oil system for an engine
A system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The system includes an oil pan, a pick up tube; and a spacer. The spacer is positioned vertically above...
US-8,578,897 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-8,578,893 Multi-stroke hybrid propulsion system
A hybrid propulsion system for a vehicle and method of operation are described. In one example, the engine may operate in a two stroke cycle to provide...
US-8,577,555 Dual-chamber impact detector
An impact detection system has two chambers disposed adjacent to one another. The two chambers have opposing tapered shapes, so that an impact anywhere along...
US-8,577,552 Forward collision warning system with road-side target filtering
A method of filtering/rejecting targets detected by a forward collision warning system of a motor vehicle when entering a curved road segment. The width of a...
US-8,577,550 System for vehicle control to mitigate intersection collisions and method of using the same
A control system and method to mitigate intersection crashes is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes an electronic control module equipped with...
US-8,577,548 System and method for controlling an entertainment device in a vehicle based on driver status and a...
In at least one embodiment, an apparatus and a method for transmitting at least one of an audio signal and a video signal based on driver status and an...
US-8,577,514 Ambient temperature estimation
A method for predicting an ambient temperature around a moving motor vehicle includes utilizing measured ambient temperatures and Newton's Cooling Law. A linear...
US-8,577,424 Method and apparatus for communication between a vehicle based computing system and a remote application
A vehicle-based computing apparatus includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory. The apparatus also includes a...
US-8,576,061 System and method for controlling one or more vehicle features based on driver status
In at least one embodiment, a device for controlling one or more vehicle features for a primary driver and a secondary driver is provided. The device comprises...
US-8,575,949 Proximity sensor with enhanced activation
A vehicle component is provided that includes a console surface, at least one circuit board proximate the console surface, and an array of proximity sensors...
US-8,575,778 Variable voltage converter (VVC) with integrated battery charger
A variable voltage converter (VVC) is configured to provide bidirectional voltage boost and buck from an input side to an output side. A VVC can include a...
US-8,574,473 Foamed resin injection molding method
An injection molding apparatus and method are provided. The method includes a molded cavity coupled to a resin injection apparatus which injects molten resin...
US-8,574,125 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing audible clunks and objectionable drive feel in vehicles including start/stop systems. In one example, a vehicle...
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