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US-8,943,670 Composite engine part and fastener assembly and method of securing a composite part to an engine
A method of securing a composite plastic part to an engine with a bolt or a bolt and washer. The bolt has a head including teeth that are adapted to engage...
US-8,943,665 Motor vehicle window regulator with low friction guide rails
A motor vehicle window regulator in which a matrix coating is applied to a metal blank. The matrix coating is comprised of particles of a fluoropolymer (such as...
US-8,942,907 Method of avoiding brake disc scoring in a vehicle
A method for avoiding reducing scoring of the brake disc or the brake drum of a vehicle driven under rainy conditions calculates a product of three parameters,...
US-8,942,889 Vehicle control system and method
A vehicle control system for a vehicle having an onboard diagnostics connector and a connector interface connected to the onboard connector includes at least...
US-8,942,876 Method and system for controlling a user requested shift in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle has an engine, an electric machine connected to the engine by an upstream clutch, a transmission gearbox connected to the electric machine by a...
US-8,940,293 Transplantation of bone marrow stromal cells for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
The present invention relates to a treatment of an autoimmune demyelinating disease/disorder. Also included in the present invention is the use of bone marrow...
US-8,939,862 Final drive mechanism and power take off for a transmission
A drive mechanism includes a transmission including a pinion centered at an axis, a differential mechanism centered at a second axis forward of the axis,...
US-8,939,621 Headlamp with backlit side bezel signature image
A lighting system for a vehicle comprises a headlamp light source. A trim piece is mounted adjacent the light source having an inner surface illuminated by...
US-8,939,493 Instrument cluster finish panel with tear seams
An instrument panel trim apparatus mounts in a vehicle to frame an instrument cluster above a collapsible steering column. An integrally molded plastic panel...
US-8,939,491 Multiple container holder assembly
A multiple container holder assembly is a convertible assembly having a base portion and an upper panel assembly. The base portion includes one or more...
US-8,939,480 Energy absorbing apparatus for a bumper rail
A collision energy absorption apparatus and a vehicle front end structure including the apparatus. The apparatus is welded to a bumper beam and is laterally...
US-D721,836 Vehicle headlight
US-D721,630 Vehicle wheel
US-D721,627 Vehicle windshield
US-D721,626 Vehicle windshield
US-D721,625 Vehicle rear bumper cover
US-D721,624 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D721,623 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D721,622 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D721,621 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-8,938,340 Automatic transmission shift control based on clutch torque capacity detection using calculated transmission...
A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain having a transmission to improve shift quality is based on detection of an initial rise time of an...
US-8,938,327 Methods and systems for transitioning between driveline braking modes
Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and...
US-8,938,224 System and method for automatically enabling a car mode in a personal communication device
In one embodiment, a system for transmitting information to a personal communication device (PCD) is provided. The system includes a communication module for...
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...
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