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US-1,041,2581 Secure session communication between a mobile device and a base station
A vehicle includes: (i) a main telematics module, (ii) a connectivity module including antenna(s) and processor(s). The connectivity module is configured to:...
US-1,041,2546 Method and apparatus for phone as a key including dynamic wireless band switching
A system includes a processor configured to detect a vehicle wireless signal at a first frequency-band. The processor is also configured to choose a second...
US-1,041,1314 Battery thermal management assembly and method
An exemplary battery thermal management assembly includes a first structure having a first material composition, and a second structure having a different,...
US-1,041,1313 Biasing a battery cell
An example electric vehicle battery assembly includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells, a cold plate, and a cantilevered member to urge the...
US-1,041,0524 Systems and methods of an overtaking lane control
An overtaking lane control system in a vehicle comprises a lane determination unit to recognize road configuration; an obstacle monitoring unit to detect...
US-1,041,0522 Communicating animal proximity to a vehicle
Example systems and methods for communicating animal proximity to a vehicle are described. In one implementation, a device implanted in an animal is activated...
US-1,041,0450 Wireless backscatter with time-of-flight for vehicle communication
Method and apparatus are disclosed for wireless backscatter with time-of-flight for vehicle communication. An example vehicle includes a communication module...
US-1,041,0290 Vehicle damage detector
A vehicle damage detector includes: a vehicle with a motor, a suspension, a wheel, a sensor configured to report a suspension displacement; processor(s)...
US-1,041,0074 Systems and methods for locating target vehicles
A vehicle includes: motor(s), local sensors, processor(s) configured to: receive an instruction including first properties of a target vehicle; verify the...
US-1,040,9426 Motion based capacitive sensor system
A proximity sensing system may include a conductive first trace and a conductive second trace adjacent to, interleaved with, and electrically isolated from the...
US-1,040,9286 Highway detection systems and methods
Example highway detection systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method receives data from a vehicle data bus in a first vehicle and...
US-1,040,8937 Metal bridge detection systems and methods
Example metal bridge detection systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method receives LIDAR data from a LIDAR system mounted to a vehicle...
US-1,040,8921 Vehicle detection of external objects
A vehicle computer is programmed to receive reflections of radio-magnetic beams transmitted by an antenna mounted to a vehicle body, and, when it is determined...
US-1,040,8408 Automotive headlamp with S-polarizer filter to reduce glare
A headlamp for a vehicle comprises: a light source emitting light forming a beam pattern, the light comprising light waves having an electric field vector...
US-1,040,8347 Transmission park control system
A park valve performs a multi-plexing function in which an out-of-park circuit is connected to line pressure when the valve is in an out-of-park position and is...
US-1,040,8342 Transmission control to avoid gain switch during shift
In a transmission hydraulic control system, a gain control valve may be used to switch between a low gain and a high gain based on line pressure. Line pressure...
US-1,040,8333 Rear axle lubrication oil temperature control using exhaust heat recovery and a thermal battery
Methods and systems are provided for regulating the temperature of rear axle lubrication oil. In one example, a rear axle coolant system may include a coolant...
US-1,040,8332 Transmission oil filter with internal magnets
A transmission oil filter includes a housing having a bottom cover defining a top side, a bottom side, and an inlet. A filter is disposed in the housing to...
US-1,040,8279 Brake clutch connection
A transmission is provided. The transmission may include a planetary gearset. The transmission may also include a thrust hub that may be fixed to the planetary...
US-1,040,8264 Bearing arrangement
A bearing arrangement for connecting two components including a bearing bushing having an inner sleeve and an elastic element surrounding the inner sleeve. Two...
US-1,040,8183 Methods and systems for improving engine starter durability for a stop/start vehicle
Systems and methods for restarting an engine are presented. In one example, an engine may be automatically stopped and started in response to thresholds that...
US-1,040,8178 Fuel rail for internal combustion engine
The present disclosure provides a fuel rail for use with an internal combustion engine. The fuel rail includes a plurality of fingers extending away from the...
US-1,040,8171 Method of cleaning an exhaust gas recirculation valve
A method of cleaning an EGR valve operatively connected to an exhaust flow from an engine includes determining when cleaning is required, and when cleaning is...
US-1,040,8169 Exhaust gas recirculation mixer
Methods and systems are provided for an exhaust gas recirculation mixer. In one example, a mixer may include a separate chambers configured to receive exhaust...
US-1,040,8154 Fuel injector diagnostics in a variable displacement engine
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a degraded fuel injector delivering undesired additional fuel in a variable displacement engine. In one example,...
US-1,040,8152 Methods and system for adjusting cylinder air charge of an engine
Systems and methods for operating an internal combustion engine based on output of an intake manifold pressure sensor and output of an in cylinder pressure...
US-1,040,8143 Systems and methods for improving fuel vapor canister purging operations in a PHEV
Methods and systems are provided for rationalizing a hydrocarbon sensor in a hybrid vehicle, the hydrocarbon sensor used for feed-forward air/fuel ratio control...
US-1,040,8142 System and method for starting a diesel engine
Methods and systems for starting and stopping a diesel engine are presented. In one example, a cetane enhancer is selectively mixed with diesel fuel to provide...
US-1,040,8114 Gasoline particulate filter diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for diagnostics of a gasoline particulate filter in an exhaust system. In one example, a method may include during conditions...
US-1,040,7970 Initiation of vehicle liftgate actuation
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for initiation of vehicle liftgate actuation. An example vehicle includes a liftgate, a proximity sensor for monitoring an...
US-1,040,7069 Methods and system for controlling engine braking
Systems and methods for operating a vehicle that includes a continuously variable transmission are described. The systems and methods adjust engine speed...
US-1,040,7067 Vehicle hill start assist system
A hill start assist system for a motor vehicle including a control system using sensor data from at least one sensor to provide the hill start assist with...
US-1,040,7056 Systems and methods for starting an engine in a hybrid vehicle
Methods and systems are provided for starting an engine in a hybrid vehicle. In one example, a method includes cranking an engine of the vehicle by controlling...
US-1,040,7053 Systems and methods for hybrid vehicle launch
Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle driveline where the vehicle driveline does not include a torque converter. In one example, a method...
US-1,040,7050 Auxiliary power supply for hybrid electric vehicle
A vehicle includes a first electric machine configured to generate low-voltage power. The vehicle includes a second electric machine configured to generate...
US-1,040,7048 Hybrid vehicle motor cooling
A vehicle utilizes an internal combustion powertrain to propel front wheels and an Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD) to propel rear wheels. In some circumstances,...
US-1,040,7023 Remote starting of engines via vehicle keypads
Method and apparatus are disclosed for remote starting of engines via vehicle keypads. An example vehicle includes a keypad, a communication module to...
US-1,040,7018 Roof mounted airbag
A system includes a roof and an airbag supported by the roof. The airbag is inflatable away from the roof to an inflated position. The airbag includes an apex...
US-1,040,7015 Restraint system
A restraint system includes a seat and a seat airbag supported by the seat and inflatable to an inflated position. The restraint system includes an instrument...
US-1,040,7014 Vehicle underride impact detection systems and methods
Devices and methods are disclosed for detecting or predicting an underride impact. An example vehicle includes a camera for capturing an image of a target...
US-1,040,7010 Cellular structures with eight-sided cells
A strengthening member for an automobile includes a cellular structure having a plurality of cells. A cross section of each cell has eight sidewalls...
US-1,040,7003 Short-circuit protection for vehicle redundant power architecture
A power distribution system for a vehicle includes a plurality of switching devices arranged in a circuit to selectively control power flow between a plurality...
US-1,040,6990 A-pillar mountable device holders
Device holders for vehicles comprises a housing, a claw comprised of a first claw half and second claw half, and a latch for releasably securing the claw within...
US-1,040,6976 Multi-purpose automotive sound device
A vehicle includes a multi-purpose automotive sound device for alerting pedestrians. The vehicle includes front and rear wheels, side mirrors, a sound device,...
US-1,040,6966 Device for securing loads on a loading surface of a vehicle
A device for securing loads on a loading surface of a vehicle, comprising at least one floor plate retained on the loading surface and having recesses arranged...
US-1,040,6959 Vehicle seating assembly having extendable panel
A vehicle seating assembly is provided herein. The vehicle seating assembly includes a seat. A seatback is pivotally coupled to the seat. The seatback includes...
US-1,040,6957 Head restraint with hidden storage receptacles
A head restraint for a seating assembly of a vehicle comprising: an exterior surface; one or more interior wall surfaces disposed beneath the exterior surface...
US-1,040,6951 Seating assembly with liner
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat coupled to a seatback. The seat includes a cushion divided into a first part and a second part. The first part and...
US-1,040,6937 Electric vehicle charger and charging method
An example electric vehicle charging method includes charging a battery of a vehicle using an external power source, and adjusting the charging based on a...
US-1,040,6929 Charge coil positioning and data encoding magnet arrays for vehicle charging
A charging facility includes a primary coil, magnets arranged relative to the primary coil in a pattern such that fields generated by the magnets can be used to...
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