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US-1,038,4522 Tonneau cover quick release removable continuous hinge
A tonneau cover includes a hinge assembly including a first portion attached to a first panel and a second portion attached to a second panel. Each of the first...
US-1,038,4514 Autonomous vehicle air register control
A method for controlling an airflow in a passenger cabin of an autonomous vehicle includes providing an input indicative of an occupied passenger seat to a...
US-1,038,4511 Method to control battery cooling using the battery coolant pump in electrified vehicles
A climate-control system for a vehicle, comprising a controller in communication with a chiller configured to cool a vehicle battery and an evaporator...
US-D856,879 Vehicle fender
US-D856,868 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D856,866 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D856,862 Vehicle front lower grille
US-D856,861 Vehicle front upper grille
US-1,038,2130 Dual mode vehicle camera for visual light communication
Method and apparatus are disclosed for a dual mode vehicle camera for visual light communication. An example vehicle includes a camera, a visual light...
US-1,038,1692 Method for monitoring the state of a battery in a motor vehicle
The disclosure relates to a method for monitoring the state of a battery. In the process, the internal temperature of the battery during a charging process is...
US-1,038,1621 Traction battery energy absorbing method and assembly
An exemplary battery pack assembly includes an enclosure having a plurality of horizontally facing sides extending between a first and a second vertically...
US-1,038,1619 Assembly and method for containing contaminants within an interior area of a traction battery pack
An exemplary traction battery assembly includes, among other things, a container disposed about a portion of a fastened joint within an interior of a traction...
US-1,038,1185 Vehicle fuse box fault indicator
A vehicle is disclosed for indicating when a fuse is blown in a vehicle fuse box. An example vehicle includes an electrical system, a fuse box comprising a door...
US-1,037,9837 Methods and apparatus for software updating
A computer-implemented method includes receiving a restore command to restore a vehicle computing system (VCS) system state. The method further includes...
US-1,037,9197 Dongles for controlling vehicle drive assist systems
Method and apparatus are disclosed for dongles for controlling vehicle drive-assist systems. An example vehicle includes an electronic control unit for...
US-1,037,8919 Control module activation of vehicles in a key-off state to determine driving routes
Method and apparatus are disclosed for control module activation of vehicles in a key-off state to determine driving routes. An example system includes a...
US-1,037,8874 System and method for characterizing surfaces using size data
A system and method for characterizing surfaces includes using a measuring device to take size measurements of a manufactured product. The raw measurement data...
US-1,037,8486 Systems and methods for diagnosing a vehicle fuel system and evaporative emissions control system
Methods and systems are provided for conducting an engine-off-natural-vacuum (EONV) test diagnostic on a vehicle fuel system and evaporative emissions system....
US-1,037,8485 Systems and methods for preheating a fuel vapor storage canister
Methods and systems are provided for preheating a fuel vapor storage canister in an evaporative emissions system prior to a vehicle start. In one example, a...
US-1,037,8472 Hydrocarbon sensor diagnostic
A hydrocarbon sensor diagnosis system includes a computer programmed to collect data from a hydrocarbon sensor while an exhaust gas recirculation system is in...
US-1,037,8470 Method and system for diagnosing boost pressure control
Methods and systems are provided for providing passive boost pressure monitoring for slow response with higher confidence. A response time of a boost pressure...
US-1,037,8460 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for integrating a VCR engine with a CVT transmission. Responsive to a driver demand, a controller may determine whether to...
US-1,037,8459 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for indicating degradation of a VCR mechanism that mechanically alters a cylinder compression ratio. Degradation is detected...
US-1,037,8458 System and method for variable compression ratio engine
Methods and systems are provided for improving calibration of a variable compression ratio engine. Cylinder-to-cylinder compression ratio variations are...
US-1,037,8425 Systems and methods for a cooling system of a vehicle engine
Methods and systems are provided for a cooling system for a vehicle engine. In one example, the cooling system includes a coolant solution circulated through...
US-1,037,8421 Automatic transmission fluid thermal conditioning system
A vehicle cooling system includes an internal combustion engine, a transmission having a cooler, a coolant pump, a first coolant loop, a second coolant loop,...
US-1,037,8417 Method and system for exhaust particulate matter sensing
Methods and systems are provided for a particulate matter sensor arranged along an exhaust passage. In one example, a particulate matter sensor includes a...
US-1,037,8413 Urea mixer
Methods and systems are provided for a urea mixer. In one example, a urea mixer may include a tube for mixing exhaust gas with urea outside of a main exhaust...
US-1,037,8404 Methods and systems for an engine after-treatment system
The present subject matter relates to a method and a treatment system monitor for monitoring an engine exhaust after-treatment system containing more than one...
US-1,037,8400 Systems and methods for particulate filter regeneration
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting engine compression ratio (CR) and spark timing to attain particulate filter (PF) regeneration temperature. In one...
US-1,037,8254 Vehicle door handle having proximity sensors for door control and keypad
A vehicle door handle is provided that includes a handle body having inner and outer sides, keypad contacts on the outer side, and a plurality of proximity...
US-1,037,7409 Enhanced vehicle steering
A manual steering torque input is measured. A manual steering mode of a vehicle is actuated when the manual steering torque input is below a first torque...
US-1,037,7389 Load management to extend electric vehicle range
A vehicle includes a controller that prompts a user to confirm a willingness to accept a reduced maximum acceleration or speed responsive to user confirmation...
US-1,037,7383 Vehicle lane change
A system includes a processor. The system includes a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to identify a relative area within a...
US-1,037,7376 Vehicle with environmental context analysis
A host vehicle may include: motor(s), brakes, sensors, processor(s) configured to: (a) predict a target path of a target vehicle based on lane boundaries of a...
US-1,037,7369 Methods and system for predicting driveline disconnect clutch torque
Systems and methods for operating a hybrid powertrain that includes an engine and a motor/generator are described. The systems and methods provide a way of...
US-1,037,7353 Park lock system for a hybrid electric vehicle
Methods and systems are provided for a park lock system for an automatic transmission. In one example, a park lock system may include a slideable element...
US-1,037,7351 Display for a vehicle
An interior cleaning system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system may include a display, and the display may include: a screen that includes a cover having a...
US-1,037,7347 Low-profile ventilation system for a motor vehicle and related method of providing a low-profile ventilation system
A low-profile ventilation system is provided for a motor vehicle. That low-profile ventilation system includes an inlet duct having an inlet-free top wall, a...
US-1,037,7343 Keyless vehicle systems
A keyless vehicle entry and start system for motor vehicles includes an input device such as a keypad and a backup electrical power supply to unlock the door...
US-1,037,7336 Molded air bag chute with door reinforced by hollow channel
An air bag chute assembly for an automotive instrument panel is injection molded to form an integral deployment chute, door, and attachment flange, The flange...
US-1,037,7328 Deployable retention device and method of retaining a charge cord in a motor vehicle
A retention device, useful in a method of retaining a charge cord in a motor vehicle, includes a housing, a retainer and an actuator. The retainer includes a...
US-1,037,7319 Holder for mobile device
A charging assembly for a mobile device in a vehicle includes a slot positioned in a vehicle console wherein the slot comprises a floating floor having at least...
US-1,037,7317 Vehicle console with coupled motion and enhanced storage capabilities
An apparatus for an interior vehicle compartment comprises a seat adapted for moving in a travel direction and a console coupled to the movable seat. The...
US-1,037,7315 In-board seat storage
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat and a seatback. The seatback further includes a compartment in a side portion of the seatback. The compartment is...
US-1,037,7300 Vehicle running board assembly
A running board assembly of a vehicle is provided herein and includes a running board having two ends, each covered by an end cap having an optic. Two light...
US-1,037,7299 Vehicle spotlight with tracking feature
A vehicle lighting system is provided herein. A spotlight is coupled to a vehicle and is configured to project light in a target direction. A controller is...
US-1,037,7295 Cargo restraining system and method for a motor vehicle
A cargo restraining system has a frame and a cargo net carried on the frame. The frame and the cargo net are displaceable between a first position partitioning...
US-1,037,7284 Holder assembly
A holder assembly includes a connector positioned at a first end of the holder assembly. An accessory-engagement portion is positioned at a second end of the...
US-1,037,7279 Integrated decking arm support feature
A seating assembly includes a seatback having a frame and a cushion assembly. A cushion carrier includes a lower member defining a frame receiving cavity. A...
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