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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...
US-8,574,123 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-8,574,122 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle engine coupled to a stepped-gear-ratio transmission. One example method comprises, in response to a...
US-8,574,121 Park disengagement clunk mitigation
A method for controlling a transmission gearshift includes engaging control elements whose engagement is required for operation in first gear and reverse gear...
US-8,574,119 Pinion carrier assembly
A pinion carrier includes a shell including a face plate, a lip spaced axially from the face plate, a hub including a plate spaced from face plate and a collar...
US-8,574,113 Multiple speed transmission
A family of transmissions produces at least eight forward and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of various combinations of three clutches or...
US-8,574,110 Transmission producing stepless variable speed ratios
A transmission includes a variator including a cone secured to an input, and a second cone driveably connected to the cone, producing a variable speed ratio...
US-8,573,675 Reverse pedestal seat
A vehicle including a seat base having a first slide assembly disposed on each of first and second sides of the seat base. A first support column is disposed...
US-8,573,668 Retracting storage tray system with locking trunnion
A tray system has a trunnion carriage mounted to a recess in a housing. A trunnion body is rotatably mounted to the carriage. A push member is slidable within...
US-8,573,657 Latch mechanism
A latch system for a door of a vehicle a latch assembly having a catch and a pawl, an actuatable inside handle, a linkage assembly mechanically linked between...
US-8,573,643 Active bolster with gas directing channels
An active bolster has an expandable inner wall including a bay having first and second opposing ends and a central bowl. An expandable outer wall overlies the...
US-8,573,641 Airbag having a pressure responsive vent
An airbag has a fabric enclosure, a vent in the fabric enclosure, and a flow control device made up of a flexible membrane fastened around part of a periphery...
US-8,573,640 Side collision occupant protection system
A system and a method for protecting the occupant of a vehicle during a side-impact detects an approaching vehicle and identifies a collision threat. A...
US-8,573,553 Holder for beverage container
A foldable holder for a beverage container comprises a fastening plate, a supporting ring coupled pivotably to the fastening plate, a holding bracket coupled...
US-8,573,182 Method for starting an engine automatically
A method for improving starting of an engine that may be automatically started is provided. In one example, spark timing of an automatically started engine is...
US-8,572,961 Turbocharger control
Various systems and methods for controlling a turbocharger of an engine via a wastegate are described. In one example, actuation of the wastegate is limited...
US-8,572,952 Diesel particulate filter control
Methods and systems are provided for managing particulate emissions in an engine including a particulate filter and a CO.sub.2 sensor downstream of the filter....
US-8,572,898 Method for assembling flush glass assembly
A method for assembling an automobile door is provided that comprise providing a lower frame comprising a movable glass piece disposed within an inner panel and...
US-8,572,897 Weatherstrip cinch clip
A weatherstrip cinch clip for an automobile including a substantially vertically aligned first wall, a substantially vertically aligned second wall extending...
US-D692,814 Vehicle front upper grille trim
US-D692,807 Vehicle front side grill
US-D692,806 Vehicle front lower grille
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