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US-9,045,166 Short offset sheet metal reinforcement to limit rotation during crash
A vehicle frame includes a pillar having inner and outer members and an interior surface defining a cavity. A first reinforcement is disposed in the cavity and...
US-9,045,145 Vehicle and method of tuning performance of same
A method for tuning a vehicle's performance may include measuring a plurality of parameters representing the vehicle's current handling condition and the...
US-9,045,142 Sensor fusion vehicle velocity estimation system and method
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, arbitrating velocity signals derived from information from a...
US-9,045,132 System and method for engine idle stop control with starter motor protection
A system and method for controlling engine idle stop in a hybrid vehicle that uses predictive information to schedule engine stops with relatively longer stop...
US-9,045,125 Automatic transmission shift control based on torque phase detection using measured transmission input torque
A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain having a transmission to improve shift quality to detect the start of a torque phase of the shift based...
US-9,045,076 Vehicle lighting device
Vehicle lighting device that comprises at least two light-emitting strips, wherein the light-emitting strips can each be controlled selectively and are...
US-9,045,063 Articulating seat bolsters
A vehicle seating assembly for a vehicle having a seat back and a seat. Bolsters extend laterally from one of the seat back and the seat and include a static...
US-9,045,059 Driver's plastic footrest assembly
A footrest assembly includes a reinforcement plate mounted on a foam block of a foam member. The footrest assembly is disposed in a vehicle footwell and the...
US-9,045,043 Zonal vehicle glass heating strategy
A vehicle glass heating system may include a vehicle glass having two or more electrically heated zones. The system may also have a controller, which determines...
US-9,045,015 Laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle
A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and three wheels. The first and second wheels are assigned to a...
US-9,044,801 Deep draw manufacturing process
A method of manufacturing a drawn panel and a die set. The method includes clamping a blank between a binder and a die that defines a cavity. A first draw punch...
US-D730,800 Vehicle wheel
US-D730,798 Vehicle wheel
US-D730,795 Vehicle wheel
US-D730,784 Vehicle grille
US-9,043,122 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing late burn induced cylinder pre-ignition events. Forced entry of residuals from a late burning cylinder into a...
US-9,043,062 Hybrid electric vehicle powertrain and control system
In at least one embodiment, a vehicle is provided including a variable voltage controller (VVC), an electric motor configured to provide an assistive torque to...
US-9,042,824 Context adaptive content interaction platform for use with a nomadic device
A vehicle computer system comprising a transceiver in a vehicle configured to wirelessly connect with a nomadic device, wherein the nomadic device is capable of...
US-9,042,603 Method and apparatus for estimating the distance from trailer axle to tongue
A system includes a processor configured to receive a trailer image. The processor is also configured to identify an axle in the trailer image and identify a...
US-9,041,329 Vehicle electric machine control strategy
A vehicle having a traction battery and at least one electric machine for propelling the vehicle is provided. A high voltage DC bus electrically connects the...
US-9,040,210 Stable, durable carbon supported catalyst composition for fuel cell
A carbon supported catalyst composition for solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells is disclosed that shows a high mass activity and favorable stability and...
US-9,039,571 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an engine system with a variable cam timing device. In one example, the variable cam timing device is operated...
US-9,039,570 Methods and systems for adjusting driveline disconnect clutch operation
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque transferred via a driveline disconnect clutch is estimated...
US-9,039,568 Methods and systems for extending regenerative braking
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an electrical load may be automatically activated to consume...
US-9,039,385 Jet pump assembly
A system for an engine is provided herein. The system includes a primary passage, a suction passage, and an outer casing coupling the primary and suction...
US-9,039,085 Seat extension seamless gap fill
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatpan coupled with a track assembly that has a rail and a slide. The vehicle seating assembly also includes a cushion...
US-9,039,081 Wire harness for a vehicle seating assembly
A wire harness for a vehicle seating assembly includes a body portion having a plurality of engagement hooks adapted for engagement with a vehicle seat cushion...
US-9,039,063 Tank recess
A tank recess for motor vehicles comprising a recess body having a device for fastening to a vehicle body opening from outside and having a tank feed line...
US-9,039,061 Vehicle frame assemblies with threaded connections
A method of manufacturing a vehicle frame, includes: forming compatible threads on a first rail composed of a first material and a second rail composed of a...
US-9,039,035 Deployable airbag arrangement for rear seat occupant
An airbag system for protecting rear seat occupants in dynamic side impacts using an improved packaging arrangement is provided. The system includes seat base...
US-9,038,999 Fixture assembly for forming prototype parts on an incremental forming machine
An incremental forming machine binder is provided that has a blank holding opening that may be subdivided into smaller blank holding openings. The opening is...
US-9,038,876 Radar mounting device
An exemplary radar mounting device for attaching a component to a vehicle body may include a resilient grommet secured within an opening formed in the...
US-9,038,760 Active front steering system lock
A vehicle including an active front steer system including a locking mechanism having a solenoid actuated locking pin and a spring for biasing the pin toward an...
US-9,038,614 Cam cover coil on plug retention via oil separator
A system for a cylinder head is provided. The system comprises a cam cover mounted on the cylinder head and including an oil separator and a coil on plug (COP)...
US-9,038,613 Fuel rail assembly including fuel separation membrane
As one example, a fuel rail assembly for supplying pressurized fuel to a plurality of cylinders of an engine is provided. The fuel rail assembly includes a fuel...
US-9,038,611 NOx feedback for combustion control
A method for controlling combustion in an engine is provided. The method comprises under a first condition, adjusting an EGR amount of a total cylinder charge...
US-9,038,608 Internal combustion engine with intake air heating, and method for operating an internal combustion engine of...
Embodiments for an engine system are provided. One example internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder head and at least two cylinders, in which...
US-9,038,607 Air cooler and method for operation of an air cooler
An air cooler line is provided. The air cooler lines includes a first air cooler having a plurality of air flow conduits, each of the air flow conduits...
US-9,038,605 Purge valve noise attenuation system and method
A vapor purge valve in an engine is provided. The vapor purge valve includes a purge valve inlet, a purge valve outlet, and a muffler including a housing at...
US-9,038,596 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing pre-ignition that may be induced in response to actions taken to mitigate a cylinder misfire. An amount of...
US-9,038,580 Method and system for engine dilution control
Methods and systems are provided for enabling engine dilution control. One or more engine diluents are combined to provide a desired engine dilution, the...
US-9,038,382 Turbocharger arrangement for an internal combustion engine
A turbocharger arrangement in an internal combustion engine is provided. The turbocharger arrangement includes a turbocharger housing surrounding a sealed inner...
US-9,038,376 Method for exhaust-gas aftertreatment with reduced emissions
An exhaust-gas recirculation device for an internal combustion engine, a method for controlling an exhaust-gas recirculation device, a drive for a motor vehicle...
US-D730,552 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D730,551 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D730,252 Vehicle grille
US-9,037,350 Detection of and counter-measures for jackknife enabling conditions during trailer backup assist
A trailer backup control system includes a jackknife enabling condition detector and a jackknife counter-measures controller. The jackknife counter-measures...
US-9,037,349 Trailer identification system for trailer backup assist
A system and method for configuring a trailer backup assist system. The system and method communicates predetermined trailer parameters, which are embedded on a...
US-9,037,348 Lane-keeping assistance method for a motor vehicle
A lane-keeping method and system for a motor vehicle determines a transverse deviation and an misalignment angle of the motor vehicle relative to a target lane...
US-9,037,340 System and method for modifying adaptive cruise control set points
A driver performance mapping system for a vehicle system is disclosed. The system may include a GPS receiver generating GPS data indicative of a current...
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