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US-8,937,528 Apparatus and method for registering users and managing biometric data thereof in a vehicle
An apparatus for managing biometric information for a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprising a first key, a second key, and a vehicle controller. The...
US-8,936,531 Stop-in-park control for micro-hybrid vehicles
A stop/start system of a micro-hybrid vehicle may selectively initiate an engine auto start in response to a PRNDL gear lever/transmission being moved/shifted...
US-8,936,301 Vehicle load floor assembly for a seatback
A vehicle load floor assembly includes a vehicle seat that has a seatback that pivots between upright and stowed positions. A cargo floor extends rearward from...
US-8,936,273 Weld seam stress relief for active bolster with plastic-molded bladder
An active bolster at an interior trim surface of an automotive vehicle has a plastic-molded outer trim panel and a plastic-molded expandable bladder member. The...
US-D721,314 Vehicle fender
US-D721,313 Vehicle windshield
US-D721,312 Vehicle windshield
US-D721,311 Vehicle windshield
US-D721,307 Vehicle hood
US-D721,306 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D721,305 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D721,304 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D721,303 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D721,302 Vehicle grille
US-D721,301 Vehicle front bumper lower grille
US-8,935,080 Engine response adjustment
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an engine output delivered in response to an operator pedal actuation based at least on a grade of vehicle...
US-8,935,044 Refueling detection for diagnostic monitor
Methods and systems for detecting a refueling event for diagnostics are disclosed. In one example approach a method comprises discontinuing leak diagnostics in...
US-8,935,043 Temperature compensated battery parameter estimation
A vehicle is provided with a vehicle system having an electric machine and a battery. The electric machine is configured to provide drive torque and the battery...
US-8,933,822 Method and apparatus for extra-vehicular emergency updates following an accident
A system includes a processor configured to receive instructions from a vehicle computing system (VCS) to being reporting a mobile device location. The...
US-8,933,708 Proximity switch assembly and activation method with exploration mode
A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of a proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity...
US-8,932,179 Methods and systems for transitioning between braking modes
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between driveline braking and wheel...
US-8,932,076 Cord wrap and power plug receptacle arrangement for inflator
A temporary mobility kit to minimize or prevent the inadvertent outflow of tire sealant is provided. The temporary mobility kit includes a switch-inflator...
US-8,931,844 Easy slim fold seat
A vehicle seating assembly including a seat having a top surface. A seatback includes a back support surface. A tab extends forward from the seatback. A track...
US-8,931,824 Pedestrian-friendly structure for motor vehicle front end
A pedestrian-friendly forward structure of a motor vehicle includes a grill opening reinforcement (GOR), a front fascia located forward of and spaced from the...
US-8,931,611 Connected assembly of two shafts and a clutch housing
An assembly of transmission components includes a first shaft including first and second surfaces, and axial cutting-spline teeth on the second surface, a...
US-8,931,461 Exhaust gas recirculation system with a NO.sub.x sensor
Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine system having a sensor coupled to an exhaust gas recirculation system in a motor vehicle. One...
US-8,931,444 Head packaging for cylinder deactivation
Systems and methods for an overhead cam shaft coupled to an inline engine with inner cylinders and outer cylinders are disclosed. In one example approach, an...
US-8,931,443 Variable displacement solenoid control
Methods are provided for improved control of valve activation/deactivation mechanisms. One example method comprises, adjusting an electromechanical actuator to...
US-8,931,441 Engine assembly
An engine cylinder head is provided. The engine cylinder head includes a portion of a first combustion chamber, an upper coolant core and a lower coolant core...
US-8,931,369 Cover for an aperture
A cover for an aperture in a vehicle wall for a handbrake lever includes various elements. For example, the cover might include an opening region with an...
US-8,931,273 Stored compressed air management for improved engine performance
Methods and systems are provided for raising an exhaust temperature to spin a turbocharger turbine and reduce turbo-lag. Pressurized air is discharged from a...
US-8,931,272 Method and system for limiting output of a boosted engine
A method for operating a turbocharged engine is disclosed. In one example, during a first condition an engine operation is adjusted in response to a...
US-8,931,162 Three piece floor mat retention system
A three piece fastener is provided for attaching two layers, e.g. a floor mat for a vehicle to a floor carpet which may then stabilize the mat relative to the...
US-D721,027 Vehicle wheel
US-8,930,140 Trailer target placement assist system and method
A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller...
US-8,930,116 On-board real-time speed control setpoint variation using stochastic optimization
Vehicle apparatus adjusts a vehicle powertrain of the vehicle in response to a speed setpoint. An optimizer selects a control policy to periodically generate...
US-8,930,115 Efficiency-based speed control with traffic-compatible speed offsets
Vehicle apparatus includes a speed control for adjusting a vehicle powertrain of the vehicle in response to a speed setpoint. A grade estimator determines a...
US-8,930,060 Post-impact path assist for vehicles
An environment monitor has a plurality of sensors for detecting predetermined safety risks associated with a plurality of potential destination regions around a...
US-8,928,869 Dynamic headlamp aim buy-off window
A method for aiming headlamps on a vehicle achieves a reduced variation in beam heights without making any changes to existing test equipment. A cutoff height...
US-8,928,336 Proximity switch having sensitivity control and method therefor
A vehicle proximity switch and method are provided having sensitivity control based on a user selected sensitivity input. The switch includes a proximity sensor...
US-8,927,170 Flow field plate for reduced pressure drop in coolant
The pressure drop associated with the coolant flow in the coolant transition regions of a typical high power density, solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack...
US-8,926,910 Hydrocarbon trap for reducing cold-start engine emissions
A hydrocarbon trap is provided for reducing cold-start hydrocarbon emissions. The trap contains an acidic absorption material for improving absorption of low...
US-8,926,292 Nozzle insert for boosting pump inlet pressure
A pump assembly includes a pump housing including an inner surface, a pump inlet and an excess flow passage, a filter assembly including a spout extending into...
US-8,925,991 Reinforced frame-to-body attachment
A reinforced frame structure for a vehicle is provided. The frame structure includes a frame portion having a first portion and a pair of wall portions...
US-8,925,705 Electromagnetic one-way coupling
A one-way coupling includes a cam plate including cams, a pocket plate including pockets, struts, each strut located in one of the pockets, and an electromagnet...
US-8,925,581 Hydraulic suction line
A pump suction line assembly includes a sump including a wall formed with a bore and a seat, a tube including an inlet, an outlet, a length connecting the...
US-8,925,531 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-8,925,528 Engine balancing supercharger
An engine is provided. The engine includes a piston operable to reciprocate in a cylinder, a crankshaft rotatably coupled to the piston, and a supercharger...
US-8,925,527 Charge air cooler (CAC) corrosion reduction utilizing grille shutters
Methods and systems are provided for reducing corrosion of a charge air cooler and preventing engine misfire due to condensate formation. In response to a...
US-8,925,520 Intake system including vacuum aspirator
In some examples, reduced engine displacement reduces an engine's ability to provide brake booster vacuum. The present application relates to intake systems...
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