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 new patent  Primer device and application system applying the device

An application system is provided and includes a primer device configured to apply a primer, a sealer unit configured to apply a sealer and a change tool selectively connected to the primer device and the sealer unit. The application system further includes a connecting portion that is coupled to the... Kia Motors Corporation

 new patent  Control stability of intermediate phase continuously variable valve timing system

A control method for stability of an intermediate phase Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) system may include comparing an oil temperature of the intermediate phase CVVT system with a predetermined value, and interrupting an operation of controlling the CVVT system when the oil temperature is lower than the predetermined value,... Kia Motors Corporation

 new patent  Integration battery for vehicle

An integration battery for a vehicle includes: a housing in which an inlet duct from which air is introduced and an outlet duct through which the air is discharged are mounted; a high voltage battery mounted in the housing and disposed between the inlet duct and the outlet duct; and... Kia Motors Corporation

Sensor cap exchange tool device

A sensor cap exchange tool device may include a support bolt; a support bracket that is fixed to a front end portion of the support bolt; a mover that has a second screw thread that is engaged with the first screw thread at of the support bracket; a tool guide... Kia Motors Corporation

Apparatus for preventing overcharge of battery in eco-vehicle

An apparatus for preventing overcharge of a battery in an eco-vehicle includes: a detector detecting the overcharge of the battery; and a signal processor controlling a high voltage relay according to an output signal output from the detector to block a charge of the battery.... Kia Motors Corporation

Charging control electric vehicle and billing system using the same

An EV charging control apparatus may include a controller receiving a charging approval message for an EV from a charging management server, starting a charging to the EV in response to the charging approval message, measuring and accumulating an amount of energy charged to the EV, recognizing a charging termination... Kia Motors Corporation

Height adjustment vehicle seat

A height adjustment apparatus for a vehicle seat may include a pinion gear mounted in a side frame having a front portion and a rear portion are connected to a seat bracket by links; a rack gear engaged with a top end of the pinion gear and coupled with the... Kia Motors Corporation

Multi-link knob type armrest and armrest console and vehicle using the same

An armrest may include an armrest module, a sliding knob to be rotated by a manipulating force provided thereon, a hook knob facilitating rotation of the sliding knob to be converted into rotation for releasing console locking force for binding the armrest module, and a multi-link at which sloping angle... Kia Motors Corporation

P-range engagement vehicle and control device thereof

A P-range engagement method of the vehicle and a device thereof are disclosed. The P-range engagement method is applied to the vehicle equipped with an electronic shift lever, and the method includes performing the vehicle stopping process based on detection of stopping of a traveling vehicle through a control device,... Kia Motors Corporation

Fuel supply device for lpdi engine and start control lpdi engine having the fuel supply device

A fuel supply device for a liquefied petroleum direct injection (LPDI) engine in which liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is directly injected into a combustion chamber and a start control method of an LPDI engine having the fuel supply device, wherein the high pressure fuel pump receives and compresses fuel to... Kia Motors Corporation

Method of diagnosing malfunction in dual clutch transmission

Disclosed is a method of diagnosing a malfunction in a dual clutch transmission (DCT) attributable to a gear synchromesh failure, without an output shaft speed sensor. The method includes: calculating, a difference (referred to as a first difference) between a first input shaft speed and the product of a wheel... Kia Motors Corporation

Door inspection system for vehicle and inspection the same

An inspection system for a vehicle includes a vision inspection device including a plurality of vision camera and a plurality of laser device which move along exterior and sides of a door, which will be inspected, and inspect segmented sections respectively, a hanger device clamping the hemmed door on a... Kia Motors Corporation

Valve device and system for controlling air flow of fuel cell stack

A valve device for controlling an air flow of a fuel cell stack includes: a housing connected to the fuel cell stack and including a plurality of manifolds formed therein; a disk rotatably provided in the housing to control the air flow of the fuel cell stack; and a central... Kia Motors Corporation

Apparatus and controlling transmission of personal information

The present disclosure provides a control method of an Audio Video Navigation AVN system for vehicles. The control method may include: connecting the AVN system to a terminal through a wired connection based on a first protocol, transmitting an activation signal to the terminal through the wired connection, receiving address... Kia Motors Corporation

Air conditioning control vehicles

An air conditioning control system and method for a vehicle may include: an alternate control entering temperature difference excess determination step of determining whether a difference in temperature between a side vent temperature sensor and a shower duct temperature sensor exceeds an alternate control entering temperature difference; and an alternate... Kia Motors Corporation

Plug-in vehicle and controlling the same

A plug-in vehicle is provided which prevents impossibility of driving even when a charging connector is not connected to the vehicle and a method of controlling the same. The method includes determining whether the vehicle is stopped and determining whether recognition of a connection of the charging connector to the... Kia Motors Corporation

Wireless power transfer electric vehicle based on auxiliary battery status and electric vehicle for the same

A wireless power transfer (WPT) method based on a state of an auxiliary battery and an electric vehicle (EV) for the same includes receiving, by an EV charging apparatus, a wireless jump start request message from a user terminal; transmitting, by the EV charging apparatus, a primary jump start power... Kia Motors Corporation

In-cable control box mounted on electric vehicle charging cable and charging electric vehicle using the same

An in-cable control box (ICCB) mounted on an electric vehicle (EV) charging cable, which performs conductive charging for an EV as connected to a power outlet and an inlet of the EV, includes at least one processor, a first communication module, a second communication module, and a memory storing instructions... Kia Motors Corporation

Cup holder and manufacturing the same

A cup holder may include a holder body having a holding groove opened at an upper portion thereof, and provided such that a container is inserted into the holding groove, a guide integrally or monolithically formed in the holder body with an elastic adjustment body interposed therebetween, so as to... Kia Motors Corporation

Control improving fuel efficiency in cacc system

Disclosed herein is a control apparatus and method for improving fuel efficiency in a CACC system, which can improve fuel efficiency through control of a vehicle speed so that a vehicle travels using an optimized cost in consideration of a target vehicle speed, current vehicle speed, minimum driving speed set... Kia Motors Corporation

System and controlling power of high speed vehicle

There are provided a system and a method for controlling power of a high speed vehicle. The system for controlling power of a vehicle includes: a latch relay configured to supply power to a vehicle load or to block power to the vehicle; a communication part configured to output a... Kia Motors Corporation

Apparatus and supplying component of fuel cell stack

An apparatus for supplying a component of a fuel cell stack includes a cartridge in which a plurality of components is stacked, a gripper for vacuum-adsorbing an uppermost component among the plurality of components stacked in the cartridge, and a lift generating unit for generating a lift force to lift... Kia Motors Corporation

Electromagnetic wave absorber

An electromagnetic wave absorber that improves an electromagnetic wave absorption rate in a specific frequency is provided. The electromagnetic wave absorber includes a dielectric layer; a first metal conductive layer disposed on a first surface of the dielectric layer and having a slot positioned symmetrical about a center of the... Kia Motors Corporation

Apparatus and detecting a state of a driver based on biometric signals of the driver

An apparatus and a method is provided for detecting biometric signals of a driver and classifying the driver into a normal state or a fatigued state based on the biometric signals. An apparatus may include: a biometric signal measuring part configured to measure the biometric signals including a blood flow... Kia Motors Corporation

Method of duplicating texture and pattern of natural material using low temperature embossing process

A method of duplicating texture and pattern of a natural material using a low temperature embossing process is provided. More particularly, in the method of duplicating texture and pattern of a natural material using a low temperature embossing process, a polymer resin having low glass transition temperature is coated on... Kia Motors Corporation

Under body for electric vehicle

An under body may include a side sill inside front panel bent similar to the side sill inside panel to connect a front end portion of the side sill inside panel with a dash panel to be bonded to each other; a front side member connecting member connected with a... Kia Motors Corporation

Hybrid vehicle including battery and fuel tank

A hybrid vehicle may include a battery and a fuel tank, wherein the battery is mounted in a space defined under a body floor, on which a double seat is disposed, and the fuel tank is disposed over an upper end portion of a rear-wheel suspension and a rear of... Kia Motors Corporation

Charging control electric vehicle

A charging control method for an electric vehicle is provided. The method uses a vehicle charging device that includes a power factor correction circuit (PFC) and a DC/DC converter. The method includes receiving, by a PFC controller, a control pilot (CP) signal from an external charging device and restricting by... Kia Motors Corporation

Front vehicle body reinforcing structure

A front vehicle body reinforcing structure may include a dash panel, a front side member extending along a length direction of a vehicle for coupling to a lower part of the dash panel, a fender apron member extending along the length direction of the vehicle and coupled to an upper... Kia Motors Corporation

Exhaust side block insert, cylinder block assembly including the same, and heat management system of engine including the same

A cylinder block assembly may include a cylinder block, a cylinder body disposed in the cylinder block, with a plurality of cylinder bores formed in the cylinder body, a fluid jacket, which is formed between an inner circumferential surface of the cylinder block and an outer circumferential surface of the... Kia Motors Corporation

Differential carrier case with inserted pipe for high pressure casting

A differential carrier case with an inserted pipe for high pressure casting may include a mold core into which a first end of a pipe is inserted, a mold core pin fixed to the mold core to fix the mold core and the first end of the pipe, a drive... Kia Motors Corporation

System and guiding result of remote control using mobile device

Provided are a system and a method for guiding a result of remote control using a mobile device, and particularly, a system and a method for guiding a result of remote control, which determines a scheme that feeds back the remote control result of a vehicle to a mobile device... Kia Motors Corporation

Coil alignment method in wireless power transfer system and apparatus using the same

A coil alignment method performed in a vehicle-side coil alignment apparatus coupled to a vehicle assembly (VA) controller includes: moving a light-blocking unit protruding from a vehicle parked in a wireless charging area in a first direction toward the ground facing one side of a vehicle-side wireless power transfer pad... Kia Motors Corporation

Coil alignment method and electric vehicle wireless power transfer apparatus using the same

A coil alignment method performed in a coil alignment apparatus coupled to a VA controller includes: sensing magnetic field intensities induced from a ground assembly (GA) coil through a first auxiliary coil and a second auxiliary coil which are fixedly coupled to a VA coil; comparing a first magnetic field... Kia Motors Corporation

Seat device for vehicle

A seat device for a vehicle includes: a seat cushion and a seat base of a rear row seat, the seat base mounted on a floor of a vehicle standing upward from the floor and forming a support structure of the seat cushion; a movable cushion portion forming a sitting... Kia Motors Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361791

Battery management system of vehicle

A battery management system of a vehicle is provided to prevent a lithium battery from being overcharged and over-discharged and to safely protect the lithium battery from various conditions degrading the lithium battery when the lithium battery is used as a low-voltage battery in the vehicle. The battery management system... Kia Motors Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361796

Method for integratedly operating active and manual safety devices

A method for controlling operations of safety devices of a vehicle includes determining whether there is a possibility of a collision with a preceding vehicle on the basis of vehicle driving information, determining occupancy information of a passenger or a type of a passenger or determining whether a passenger has... Kia Motors Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170362989

Nitrogen oxide purification system and control the same

A nitrogen oxide purification system includes an exhaust line exhausting exhaust gas from a combustion chamber. A first nitrogen oxide purification device is mounted at an upstream side of the exhaust line to primarily purify nitrogen oxides (NOx) included in the exhaust gas, and a second nitrogen oxide purification device... Kia Motors Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363141

Center bearing bush unit for propeller shaft

A center bearing bush unit for a propeller shaft can effectively decrease the amount of large/small displacement that occurs in the propeller shaft during driving of a vehicle. A center bearing bush unit for a propeller shaft includes an inner pipe; an outer pipe disposed on a common axis as... Kia Motors Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363142

Center bearing bush unit for propeller shaft

A center bearing bush unit for a propeller shaft can effectively decrease the amount of large/small displacement that occurs in the propeller shaft during driving of a vehicle. A center bearing bush unit for a propeller shaft includes an inner pipe; an outer pipe disposed on a common axis as... Kia Motors Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365917

Roof antenna for vehicles and watertight structure for roof antenna for vehicles

A roof antenna attached to a vehicle includes an adhesive applied to a designated thickness, an upper case formed in a streamlined dome shape having an opened lower surface, and a lower case combined with the upper case, the lower case shielding the opened lower surface of the upper case... Kia Motors Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366049

Device and detecting an object within a wireless charging region

An assembly and method are provided for detecting an object within a wireless charging region of an electric vehicle. The method includes applying by a controller, a voltage to the wireless charging region to generate a capacitance value and measuring by the controller, the capacitance value of an electromagnetic shield... Kia Motors Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170366430

Operation communication node for detecting link errors in network

An operation method of a first communication node in an Ethernet-based vehicle network includes identifying a link status between the first communication node and each of a plurality of communication nodes included in the vehicle network; receiving a first frame from a second communication node whose link status is normal... Kia Motors Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355324

Heat protector for vehicle

A heat protector for a vehicle, includes: a first protrusion pattern having a plurality of protrusions formed with an elliptical shape, and the plurality of protrusions are radially disposed based on a first center point, and a second protrusion pattern having a second plurality of protrusions formed with an elliptical... Kia Motors Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355339

Knee bolster of glove box for vehicle

A knee bolster of a glove box for a vehicle is provided. The knee bolster of a glove box increases the stiffness of the front surface of the glove box with which the knees of a passenger may collide when a vehicle collision occurs, and thus restrains the knees of... Kia Motors Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355382

Utilization of a multi-touch smartphone display as a track pad in a motor vehicle

A multi-touch smartphone display used as a track pad in a motor vehicle is provided. A system includes a handheld device having a multi-touch display, a vehicle controller that transmits and receives data from the handheld device when the handheld device is docked into the vehicle, and a display that... Kia Motors Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356090

Composition for phosphate film optimizing mn content and a phosphate treatment of zn electric-plated steel sheet

A composition for a phosphate film of a Zn electric-plated steel sheet may comprise zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni), and manganese (Mn), wherein a content of Mn is 6 to 8 wt %.... Kia Motors Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356544

Emergency steering system for vehicle

An emergency steering system for a vehicle, may include a planetary gear mounted in an inlet space of a gear box for a steering apparatus so that the planetary gear is ordinarily operated at a gear ratio of 1:1 and has an increased gear ratio in the event of failure... Kia Motors Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170356951

System and measuring insulation resistance of fuel cell vehicle

A system for measuring the insulation resistance of a fuel cell vehicle is provided. The system includes a fuel cell that supplies power, a rechargeable high-voltage battery, and a bidirectional converter, disposed between an output terminal of the fuel cell and the high-voltage battery, to adjust a voltage at the... Kia Motors Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358061

Image processing performing preprocessing to obtain image with improved sharpness

An image processing apparatus for transforming a wide-angle image into a narrow-angle image includes a deblurrer performing deblurring on the wide-angle image to generate a deblurred image; a super-resolution (SR) unit performing SR processing on the deblurred image to generate an upscaled transformed image; and a view transformer performing view... Kia Motors Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358892

Plug unit for vehicle

A plug unit for a hybrid vehicle is provided. The plug unit includes a low voltage plug connected to or disconnected from a low voltage circuit formed by a low voltage battery and a low voltage component, and allows a current to flow between the low voltage battery and the... Kia Motors Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170348725

Natural composite material multilayer structure and manufacturing the same

A method of manufacturing a natural composite material multilayer structure includes: manufacturing a felt layer; spraying a thermosetting resin onto one surface or both surfaces of the felt layer; forming an intermediate layer of the sprayed thermosetting resin to form a composite material; heat-pressing the composite material through a heated... Kia Motors Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349021

Apparatus and controlling variable axle for preventing safety accident

There are provided an apparatus and a method for controlling a variable axle for preventing a safety accident. An apparatus for controlling a variable axle that controls operation power to one switch which is short-circuited or opened according to a manipulation of a user, and supplies the operation power for... Kia Motors Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349047

Apparatus and controlling ldc in electric vehicle

An apparatus and a method are provided for controlling a low DC-DC converter (LDC) in an electric vehicle by prioritizing respective controllers, connecting the controllers in series in ascending order according to priority, and determining a command voltage of the LDC on the basis of output voltages of the respective... Kia Motors Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349114

Apparatus for ejecting electric dvd deck

An apparatus for ejecting an electric DVD deck may include a housing fixedly disposed in an internal space of a vehicle body trim panel, the DVD deck disposed in a lower portion of the housing, an actuator disposed between the housing and the DVD deck such that the DVD deck... Kia Motors Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349210

Cowl cross bar for vehicle

A cowl cross bar for a vehicle comprising a main cross bar disposed in front of a driver's seat in a transverse direction of the vehicle, a sub-cross bar disposed in front of a passenger seat in the transverse direction of the vehicle, and a center supporter configured to couple... Kia Motors Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349981

Iron-based alloy powder for powder metallurgy, and sinter-forged member

An iron-based alloy powder for powder metallurgy contains 2.0 mass % to 5.0 mass % of Cu, the balance being Fe and incidental impurities. From 1/10 to 8/10 of the Cu is diffusion bonded in powder-form to the surfaces of iron powder that serves as a raw material for the... Kia Motors Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170352900

End cell heater assembly and fuel cell stack having the same

An end cell heater assembly includes: a case which has a first surface joined to an end plate of a fuel cell stack; a planar heating element installed in an accommodating groove formed in a second surface of the case; a terminal plate which is stacked and interposed between the... Kia Motors Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170341487

System and controlling engine for vehicle interior heating

A method and system of controlling an engine for vehicle interior heating is provided. The method includes performing a first engine control when the engine is not in an engine-on state for vehicle driving, to perform heating control for interior heating at a predetermined range of a reference coolant temperature.... Kia Motors Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342250

Composition of polypropylene having high impact strength and high adhesion

A composition of polypropylene composite resin having high impact strength and high adhesion is provided. The composition of polypropylene composite resin having high impact strength and high adhesion can largely enhance base adhesion and impact resistance due to a high friction coefficient while providing a similar mechanical property to the... Kia Motors Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342749

E-latch with mechanical backup and electronic override cancel feature

A latch assembly and a method of disengaging the latch assembly for a vehicle door are provided. In particular, the latch assembly includes a releasing lever that is moveably attached to the latch assembly via a pawl and is moveable between an engaged and disengaged position to unlatch the latch... Kia Motors Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343366

Vehicle system and navigation path selecting the same

A vehicle system includes: a battery; an input; and a processor configured to receive a user input setting a navigation destination through the input, to retrieve one or more first paths from a current location to the navigation destination, to retrieve charging stations which are able to arrive with a... Kia Motors Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343442

Pressure sensing device having temperature sensor

Disclosed is a pressure detecting device having a temperature sensor, the device including: a housing having a first chamber, a second chamber, and a port part having a fluid guide tube that guides a pressure transmitting fluid to the second chamber; a lead frame coupled to the housing and configured... Kia Motors Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346108

Cooling water direct injection type fuel cell

A cooling water direct injection type fuel cell is provided. The fuel cell includes an air-side separator that has an air channel through which air flows, and a cooling water inlet aperture that is formed on an introduction portion of the air channel. A hydrogen-side separator is joined with the... Kia Motors Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346112

Gas and condensed water discharge system for fuel cell system and control method thereof

Disclosed are a system and a method for discharging a gas and condensed water for a fuel cell system. The gas and condensed water discharge system comprises: a fuel cell stack that includes cathodes and anodes and produces an electric current by an electrochemical reaction of oxygen and hydrogen; a... Kia Motors Corporation

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11/30/17 / #20170346145

Aluminum alloy for diecasting having improved thermal conductivity and castability, heat sink for battery using aluminum alloy for diecasting and manufacturing method thereof

The present invention relates to an aluminum alloy for diecasting having improved thermal conductivity and castability. Provided herein is an aluminum alloy for diecasting having improved thermal conductivity and castability by forming an aluminum alloy containing about 10.0 wt % to about 12.0 wt % of silicon (Si), about 0.5... Kia Motors Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346172

Composite sheet metal component and body panel

A composite sheet metal component for an automobile comprises an inner metal sheet, an outer metal sheet and an intermediate polymer sheet arranged between the inner and the outer metal sheet. The intermediate polymer sheet comprises a semiconductor device and the outer metal sheet comprises at least one functional area.... Kia Motors Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170347500

System and charging plug-in hybrid vehicle

A system and method for charging a plug-in hybrid vehicle can improve the on-board charging efficiency of the plug-in hybrid vehicle by adjusting a frequency of operation of a cooler when cooling an on-board charger (OBC) by circulating coolant when the temperature of the OBC rises while a high-voltage battery... Kia Motors Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333882

Catalyst and manufacturing catalyst

A catalyst manufacturing method includes: preparing UZM-35 zeolite; manufacturing ion-containing UZM-35 zeolite by substituting ions in a structure of the UZM-35 zeolite; and manufacturing metal-containing UZM-35 zeolite by exchanging copper (Cu) ions or iron (Fe) ions in a structure of the ion-containing UZM-35 zeolite.... Kia Motors Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334073

Wheel nut engagement checking system and checking method

A wheel nut engagement checking system for a vehicle delivered by a conveyor includes: a moving member disposed at one side of the conveyor; a wheel lifting apparatus disposed on the moving member, and lifting a wheel of the vehicle from the conveyor to a predetermined height; a wheel nut... Kia Motors Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334308

Circuit for protecting battery for electric vehicle and driving method thereof

A circuit for protecting a battery for an electric vehicle includes a high voltage battery configured to output a DC voltage, an inverter configured to selectively receive the DC voltage from the high voltage battery and invert the DC voltage into an AC voltage when the inverter receives the DC... Kia Motors Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170335091

Epdm based rubber composition for sponge section in weather strip of passenger car

An ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) rubber composition for a sponge in a weather strip is provided. In the EPDM rubber composition free sulfur and 1,6-bis(N,N-dibenzylthiocarbamoyldithio)-hexane (BDBzTH) are included in a EPDM rubber having a pattern viscosity (ML1+8 at 125° C.) value of 90 or more and a content of 5-ethylidene-2-norbornene (ENB)... Kia Motors Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170335098

Non-painting metallic polypropylene resin composition

A metallic polypropylene resin composition is provided herein. The metallic polypropylene resin composition provides appearance characteristics that are similar to those provided by painting, but without painting. The metallic polypropylene resin composition of the present invention has excellent physical properties such as scratch resistance, and thus may be applied to... Kia Motors Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170335480

Coating clad steel and coating solution for coating clad steel

A coating method for a clad steel in which stainless sheets are combined on adjacent surfaces of an aluminum sheet may include preparing the clad steel, preparing a coating solution in which an epoxy resin and titanium dioxide (TiO2) powder are combined in an acrylic resin, etching the clad steel... Kia Motors Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170335807

Air filter and air cleaner using high density filter paper and vehicle using the same

Disclosed is an air filter using high density filter paper. The filter paper may include a thermally bonded non-woven fabric filter paper 10 having air permeability to filter foreign materials of passed polluted air and change the polluted air to fresh air. The non-woven fabric filter paper includes wrinkled portions... Kia Motors Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338498

Bus plate unit

A bus plate unit is provided. The bus plate unit electrically connects a unit stack for a fuel cell having a (+) and a (−) stack terminal at both sides. The unit includes a (+) bus plate having a first end portion bent toward a first side surface of the... Kia Motors Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170338961

Method of providing security for controller using ecryption and apparatus therefor

The present disclosure relates to a method of managing a controller with reliability and, more particularly, to authentication and data exchange during installation/use/removal of a vehicle controller, a gateway and a tester using an encryption algorithm. A method of authenticating a controller by a gateway in a vehicle includes: transmitting... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170326983

Vehicle system and battery charging method thereof

A vehicle system includes: a battery; a display; an input; and a processor configured to display a user interface for setting a distance-to-empty (DTE) value after charging or a charge time on the display, to receive a user input for setting a distance-to-empty (DTE) value after charging or for setting... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170327047

Cargo screen assembly, operating the same and releasing the same

A cargo screen assembly for opening or closing an upper portion of a cargo space defined between a rear seat and a back door of a vehicle, the cargo screen assembly may include a cargo screen rail mounting groove formed horizontally in a rear surface of the rear seat of... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170327103

Recharge systems and methods

A charging device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include: a battery adapted and configured to store a DC voltage, first and second motors adapted and configured to operate as a motor or a generator, first and second inverters adapted and configured to operate the first... Kia Motors Corporation

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11/16/17 / #20170327116

Adaptive cruise control apparatus and operating adaptive cruise control in consideration of traffic condition

An adaptive cruise control apparatus includes a sensor device for acquiring information on vehicles around a subject vehicle including information on a distance between a forward vehicle and the subject vehicle, and a controller for calculating an acceleration of the subject vehicle based on the information on vehicles around the... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170327956

Method and system for die compensation and restoration using high-velocity oxy-fuel thermal spray coating and plasma ion nitriding

A method and system for die compensation and restoration uses high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) thermal spray coating and plasma ion nitriding to compensate for a particular part (damaged part) of a press die that causes formation of fine curves at a door of a vehicle to restore it to its original... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328313

Egr cooler for vehicle

An EGR cooling system for a vehicle may include an EGR cooler having an inlet at a first side and an outlet at a second side thereof, in which a gas channel may be disposed between the inlet and the outlet for heat exchange with coolant in coolant channels, and... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328533

Dual light path forming type projection optical system and head lamp and vehicle to which the same optical system is applied

A dual light path forming type projection optical system may include a reflector allowing light generated from a light source to be formed into a lower reflecting light reflected to an upward path directing upward and an upper reflecting light reflected to a downward path directing downward, a prism lens... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330550

Apparatus for controlling engine noise reflecting engine vibration and driving conditions

An apparatus for controlling engine noise reflecting engine vibration and driving conditions includes a sound generator that generates reinforcement noise in order to reinforce non-linear engine noise. The apparatus includes a vibration sensor measuring engine vibration as a noise source of the engine, a signal processing controller receiving the signal... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330644

Charging cable having flexibility at low tempeature and oil resistance

A charging cable is provided. The charging cable includes wires for supplying power, a wire for transferring a signal and a sheath, and exhibits substantially improved mechanical properties such as low-temperature flexibility and abrasion resistance, substantially improved chemical properties such as oil resistance and substantially improved electrical properties such as... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330703

Method for manufacturing lighting button key

A method for manufacturing a lighting button key is provided. The method includes forming a button body by processing a metal plate, attaching a thin film to the button body and performing double etching on a rear surface of the button body to process a symbol pattern. Additionally, the method... Kia Motors Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170331719

Method for configuring stream communication path in network

A method for configuring a communication path comprises: receiving a first frame requesting to configure a communication path through which a stream is transmitted; configuring a table of the first communication node based on information included in the first frame, when a second frame having a same stream identifier as... Kia Motors Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170318971

Leg rest apparatus

A leg rest apparatus is provided. A leg rest panel is configured to be adjusted between a deployed position and a stored position. The apparatus includes a lift link that articulates a rear end and a front end rotatably coupled to the seat and the leg rest panel, respectively. A... Kia Motors Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170321595

Flow control valve and controlling the same

The present invention relates to a technology that can simultaneously control the flow rate of a coolant and perform variable separate cooling by controlling the opening rate of a flow control valve. The flow control valve has an inlet port connected to a coolant outlet of a cylinder block and... Kia Motors Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170321596

Engine cooling system, electronic thermostat control system and control the same

An electronic thermostat control system may include a control duty determination portion outputting PWM duty signal for controlling the coolant temperature according to a coolant temperature, a rising rate of the coolant temperature, an engine speed, a load and a vehicle speed, a driving portion applying a time condition to... Kia Motors Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170321744

Thrust bearing for vehicle air compressor

A thrust bearing includes: a thrust plate in a disc shape having an outer diameter and an inner diameter formed by perforating a central portion of the thrust plate; a plurality of bump foils disposed radially on a top surface of the thrust plate; a plurality of top foils in... Kia Motors Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170321812

Coolant control valve unit having sealing structure

Disclosed is a coolant control valve unit having a sealing structure, the control valve unit including: a rotary valve provided with a valve coolant passage formed from an inner surface to an outer surface of the rotary valve; a valve housing in which the rotary valve is rotatably provided; a... Kia Motors Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170322067

Device and detecting water level of water trap in fuel cell

A device and a method for detecting a water level of a water trap in a fuel cell can accurately output a water level of water collected in the water trap by reaction of the fuel cell. The device and the method for detecting a water level of a water... Kia Motors Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170312677

Circular air filter and air cleaner assembly for vehicle having the air filter

A circular air filter for vehicle is provided. The circular air filter is mounted in an air cleaner body disposed between an air inlet configured to suction air from an exterior and an air duct configured to provide filtered air to an engine. A frame is formed in a cylinder... Kia Motors Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170312956

Method of manufacturing emergency lamp switch

A method of manufacturing an emergency lamp switch is provided. The method includes printing a symbol on a film using inks of a plurality of colors and injection-molding an emergency lamp switch body on a symbol print surface of the film. The symbol print surface is transferred to the emergency... Kia Motors Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170313299

Anti-jerk control system and eco-friendly vehicle

An anti jerk control system and method of an eco-friendly vehicle are provided to prevent a driver from sensing a difference in vehicle starting at an initial stage when the vehicle is parked on a downhill road. The anti-jerk control method uses a motor as a driving source and includes... Kia Motors Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170313360

Reinforcement unit of engine room

A reinforcement unit of an engine room includes a first mounting bracket mounted to a front end module disposed at a front of a vehicle body; a second mounting bracket corresponding to the first mounting bracket and mounted to a cowl disposed at a rear of the vehicle body; a... Kia Motors Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170313864

Compositions of polypropylene having excellent tactile sensation and dimensional stability

The compositions of polypropylene composite resin provided herein also have excellent impact strength and rigidity as well as excellent tactile sensation such as a thermoplastic rubber and low shrinkage anisotropy. Thus, they exhibit excellent moldability and the compositions can be molded into a vehicle component. Furthermore, the compositions of polypropylene... Kia Motors Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170314937

Navigation device and traffic information matching method thereof

A navigation device includes: a memory storing map data of a map used for route searching; a traffic information receiving unit receiving traffic information from an external server; a matching unit matching a traffic event included in the received traffic information to the map used for route searching based on... Kia Motors Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170316090

Terminal, vehicle and controlling method therefor

A vehicle includes: a communication unit enabling communication with an external device; a storage storing a plurality of song information of audio songs stored in the external device; an input unit receiving a play command from the external device; a controller controlling the storage so as to store the plurality... Kia Motors Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170318267

Method and controlling operation of side and rear monitoring camera system

A method and an apparatus of controlling an operation of a side and rear monitoring camera system of a vehicle are provided. The method and apparatus provide side and rear information based on a user's convenience and request by receiving a request signal for securing of side and rear visual... Kia Motors Corporation








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