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US-1,012,2040 Reactant manifolds for fuel cell stacks operating below freezing
At below freezing temperatures, ice blockages can be prevented in the reactant outlet manifolds of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stacks by modifying the...
US-1,012,2025 Proton exchange membrane fuel cell with stepped channel bipolar plate
A fuel cell assembly includes a pair of corrugated bipolar plates. Each of the plates is defined by peak portions and sidewalls connecting the peak portions....
US-1,012,2004 Quick connect assembly for busbars in an electrified vehicle
A battery assembly according to a non-limiting aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a busbar, an array of battery cells including an...
US-1,012,1616 Window switch assembly of a vehicle
A window switch assembly of a vehicle comprises a base; a rail on the base; and a control member partially received in the rail and slidable in the rail. The...
US-1,012,1464 Subband algorithm with threshold for robust broadband active noise control system
An active noise control (ANC) system includes a speaker and one or more processors. The one or more processors implement an adaptive subband filtered reference...
US-1,012,1376 Vehicle assistance
A computer is programmed to receive a message from a second vehicle indicating a fault in a second vehicle component. The computer is further programmed to...
US-1,012,1367 Vehicle lane map estimation
A computer can receive, from a vehicle sensor, data about a plurality of second vehicles, define two or more vehicle clusters based on location data of second...
US-1,012,1291 Method and apparatus for visual accident detail reporting
A system includes a processor configured to request vehicle sensor data upon crash detection. Further, the processor is configured to assemble the data into a...
US-1,011,9597 Transmission assembly
The output gear of a transmission is externally supported from an interior support by two ball bearings. The output gear is fixed to a shell. A carrier of a...
US-1,011,9577 Cooling system for a dry dual clutch of a dual clutch transmission
A dual-clutch for a motor vehicle includes an input, first and second outputs, friction plates for producing a drive connection between the input and the first...
US-1,011,9540 Variable displacement vane pump
A sliding vane pump includes a passageway that fluidly connects one or more pumping chambers to a side chamber. The passageway pressurizes the side chamber....
US-1,011,9515 Method for pre-ignition control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling pre-ignition in a boosted engine in a newly manufactured vehicle. One method comprises, during a...
US-1,011,9503 Method and system for vacuum generation in an intake
Methods and systems are provided for a vacuum generating device. In one example, a vacuum generating device comprises a venturi device upstream of an annular...
US-1,011,9499 Exhaust gas recirculation system and method for operation thereof
An engine system is provided. The engine system may include an exhaust gas heat exchanger valve including an actuatable valve plate, a valve actuation assembly...
US-1,011,9490 Methods and systems for central fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting engine operating conditions for mitigation of pre-ignition in one or more engine cylinder. In one example, a...
US-1,011,9479 Methods and systems for boost control based on exhaust pressure greater than a threshold
Methods and systems are provided for mitigating excessive exhaust pressures in an engine. In one example, a method may include adjusting an intake throttle...
US-1,011,9438 Positive crankcase ventilation systems and engine systems including the same
An engine system comprises an intake manifold including a manifold body downstream of an intake port and having a first through-aperture and a second...
US-1,011,9418 Split turbocharger bearing assembly
A turbocharger bearing assembly of a split turbocharger for an engine is disclosed in which key rotational parts are rotatably supported by a pair of spaced...
US-1,011,9316 Sliding door brake assembly
A vehicle sliding door brake assembly configured for attachment to a sliding door mechanism of a vehicle may include a brake member connectable to the sliding...
US-1,011,9308 Powered latch system for vehicle doors and control system therefor
A latch system for vehicle doors includes a powered latch including a powered actuator that is configured to unlatch the powered latch. An interior unlatch...
US-1,011,8646 Chassis-subframe arrangement for improving crash protection
A chassis-subframe is attached to a vehicle body and is connected via a plurality of fasteners to high load-bearing body parts. The chassis subframe is...
US-1,011,8624 Torque converter having variable pitch stator and bypass clutch
A transmission includes a torque converter with both a variable pitch stator and a bypass clutch. These are controlled in two modes to maintain a target slip...
US-1,011,8610 Autonomous vehicle using path prediction
A controller in a host vehicle includes a processor and a memory storing processor-executable instructions. The processor is programmed to calculate an error...
US-1,011,8608 Method for engine laser ignition system
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a laser ignition system of an engine. In one example, a controller may operate the laser in a sealed cylinder...
US-1,011,8605 Methods and system for a hybrid vehicle
Methods and systems are provided for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle that includes an internal combustion engine, a rear drive unit electric machine,...
US-1,011,8593 Police vehicle monitor
Systems and methods are disclosed for a police vehicle monitor. An example disclosed police vehicle includes first beacons positioned on a chassis of the police...
US-1,011,8592 Diagnostic port protection to body control module
A body controller may monitor a vehicle bus for diagnostic requests received from a scan device connected to a diagnostic port when a vehicle perimeter alarm of...
US-1,011,8582 Restraint system
A restraint system includes a side air curtain, a sail panel, and a secondary cushion. The side air curtain is inflatable to an inflated position and has a top...
US-1,011,8570 Shift console for a motor vehicle
A shift console for a motor vehicle includes a receiving region for a shift lever. In order to provide a beverage holder for the central seat of a front seat...
US-1,011,8568 Vehicle badge having discretely illuminated portions
A badge includes a housing having a front viewable portion, a first light source disposed rearwardly of the viewable portion, a second light source disposed...
US-1,011,8562 Automatic sliding roof rail system
A system for providing storage on a vehicle roof is provided. The system comprises at least one partially hollow pillar for supporting the vehicle roof, a rail...
US-1,011,8558 Cargo securing mechanism for a trunk door of a vehicle
A vehicle trunk door includes a door panel. A hinge is coupled to the door panel for rotating the door panel between a plurality of rotational positions. A...
US-1,011,8546 Stop lamp and cargo lamp assembly
A stop lamp and cargo lamp system comprises a circuit board; a stop lamp mounted on the circuit board; a first cargo lamp assembly including a first cargo lamp...
US-1,011,8542 Vehicle side lighting arrangement
A vehicle comprising: a front, a rear, a first side, and a second side; a first light capable of emitting light from the first side; a controller in...
US-1,011,8538 Illuminated rack
A vehicle roof rack includes a first side-rail and a second side-rail. Each of the rails define a first groove and a second groove. The second is defined below...
US-1,011,8518 Passive air suspended seat comfort layer having areas of differing pressures
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seating frame. A plurality of cellular supports include multiple base cells and multiple support cells. The multiple...
US-1,011,8500 Battery capacity estimation based on open-loop and closed-loop models
A vehicle power system may include a controller programmed to output an electric only range indicator based on a change in capacity of a traction battery...
US-1,011,8499 Distance until charge prediction for vehicles
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a controller programmed to, in response to a first ignition cycle after a charging of the traction battery, output a...
US-1,011,8495 Vehicle power distribution having relay with integrated voltage converter
A vehicle power distribution system includes a battery having a nominal voltage, a vehicle electrical load having a supply voltage different than the nominal...
US-1,011,8471 Tonneau cover conceal and divide system
A vehicle cargo area is disclosed that includes support brackets supported on sides of the vehicle cargo areas. The support brackets are movable between a first...
US-1,011,8470 Method of re-initializing a vehicle power-operated moon roof or sunroof
A method for re-initializing a moon roof control system includes sequentially re-initializing first a sunshade controller and then a moon roof panel controller....
US-1,011,8460 Vehicle charge and climate control system
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and method of operation, which include an engine and an electric machine and storage battery coupled to power electronics, and a...
US-1,011,8452 Motor vehicle wheel suspension
A wheel suspension for a motor vehicle including a wheel carrier supporting a wheel. The wheel carrier connected via at least one upper camber link, a lower...
US-1,011,8083 Portable snow sports equipment locker
A portable snow sports equipment locker is disclosed. The portable snow sports equipment locker features a varying depth and tapered shape. A pair of doors...
US-D833,045 Vehicle headlight
US-1,011,7062 Method and apparatus for vehicular device-function control
A system includes a processor configured to transmit a series of impulses into a vehicle interior. The processor is also configured to receive data from a...
US-1,011,6249 Reduced ripple inverter for hybrid drive systems
A powertrain for a vehicle includes a wye wound electric machine and a controller. The electric machine is coupled with an inverter. The controller is...
US-1,011,5979 Apparatus and method for heating a fuel cell stack
An apparatus for heating a fuel cell stack in a cold start mode is provided. The apparatus comprises a fuel cell stack, a power converter, and a controller. The...
US-1,011,5025 Detecting visibility of a vehicle to driver of other vehicles
Example blind spot detection systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a primary vehicle detects a secondary vehicle ahead of the primary...
US-1,011,4156 Vehicle components utilizing infrared reflective detectable layer and infrared transmissive decorative layer
A vehicle body panel includes a substrate defining an exterior surface. A detectable layer is positioned on the exterior surface and is configured to interact...
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