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US-1,007,1652 Dual mode IGBT gate drive to reduce switching loss
A vehicle powertrain includes an electric machine, an inverter including an IGBT having a gate configured to flow current through a phase of the electric...
US-1,007,1635 System and method for voltage regulator short circuit protection
A controller includes a tracking regulator having a reference voltage input and a voltage output and configured to regulate the voltage output to the reference...
US-1,007,1634 Dynamic IGBT gate drive to reduce switching loss
A vehicle powertrain includes an IGBT that conducts current between a supply and load. The vehicle powertrain also includes a controller that applies voltage to...
US-1,007,1625 Flow control assembly and method utilizing apertured shutters
An exemplary flow control assembly includes, among other things, shutters each having at least one aperture. The shutters are configured to move back and forth...
US-1,007,1617 Vehicle roof shade
A vehicle includes a first roller having a first roller magnet and a second roller having a second roller magnet. A shade includes a first shade magnet and a...
US-1,007,1616 Cardan mounting for an air vent
The invention relates to a cardan mounting for an air vent, comprising a fixed part and a moving part, which are each pivotably attached to a cardan ring,...
US-1,007,1482 Robotic vehicle painting instrument including a terahertz radiation device
A method comprising scanning a first painted surface of a first vehicle having two or more paint layers with a robotic terahertz radiation instrument to obtain...
US-1,007,0722 Storage bin double track system
A sliding storage compartment assembly for a motor vehicle includes a storage bin slidably received in a storage bin holder by a dual track assembly defined by...
US-1,007,0717 Stowable table assembly
A stowable table assembly includes: a table portion rotatable between a deployed position and a stowed position; a carrier configured to be slidably received in...
US-D828,263 Vehicle deployable stairs
US-1,006,9379 Electric motor cooling system
An electric motor system includes a stator and a cover. The stator has windings that are affixed to an end periphery of the stator. The cover is secured to...
US-1,006,9180 Thermoelectric battery cooling system and method
An exemplary electrified vehicle assembly includes a first coolant loop extending from a battery pack to a radiator, and a second coolant loop extending from...
US-1,006,9175 Grooved cover for battery array
A battery array according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a circuit connector assembly and a cover that partially...
US-1,006,9148 Fuel cell with selectively conducting anode
Use of a selectively conducting anode component in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells can reduce the degradation associated with repeated startup and...
US-1,006,9123 Battery pack securing method
An exemplary securing method includes securing a battery pack relative to a portion of an electrified vehicle by engaging a retention feature inside a perimeter...
US-1,006,8485 Platooning autonomous vehicle navigation sensory exchange
A vehicle system includes a communication interface programmed to communicate with a plurality of platooning vehicles, including a rear vehicle, and receive...
US-1,006,8477 System and method for detecting and communicating slipping of non-connected vehicles
Systems and methods for detecting and communicating slipping of non-connected vehicles are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a wireless...
US-1,006,8388 Automated system for suggesting wiper replacement
A system for determining a need for a vehicle windshield wiper blade replacement includes a detector for detecting a wiper blade operating noise and a processor...
US-1,006,7165 Isolated differential voltage probe for EMI noise source
A differential voltage probe for providing accurate measurement of differential voltage with high frequency components is disclosed that is further configured...
US-1,006,6741 Transmission and hydraulic control system
A hydraulic control system for an automatic transmission with a torque converter includes two regulator valves controlled by a single variable force solenoid...
US-1,006,6708 External spring to increase tension on belt tensioner for internal combustion engine
An easily attached and highly tunable spring arrangement for use with existing front end accessory drive automatic belt tensioners is provided. The spring...
US-1,006,6657 Anti-rotation and pull resistant fastener inserts
An insert according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body extending along an axis between a proximal portion and...
US-1,006,6594 Internal combustion engine having a spark plug
Methods and systems are provided for an internal combustion engine having at least one combustion chamber for burning a fuel mixture and a spark plug for...
US-1,006,6587 Methods and systems for a variable volume engine intake system
Methods and systems are provided for varying the volume of an engine intake system to increase the volumetric efficiency of the engine. In one example, a...
US-1,006,6585 Dual fuel refueling
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to refueling a dual fuel internal combustion engine. In one example, a method comprises supplying a liquid fuel to a fuel...
US-1,006,6577 Extruded cylinder liner
Extruded cylinder liners and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The extruded engine cylinder liner may include a cylindrical body having a longitudinal...
US-1,006,6575 Method and system for gasoline particulate filter operations
Methods and systems are provided for optimal operation of a gasoline particulate filter coupled to an engine exhaust system. Based on engine operating...
US-1,006,6573 Method and system for engine starting control
Methods and systems are provided for restarting an engine when a high pressure fuel pump is degraded. In response to an indication of high pressure fuel pump...
US-1,006,6571 Methods and system for central fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for leveraging the charge cooling effect of a manifold fuel injection. A charge cooling effect of a scheduled manifold fuel...
US-1,006,6570 Methods and systems for fuel injection control
Methods and systems are provided for continuously estimating a direct injector tip temperature based on heat transfer to the injector from the cylinder due to...
US-1,006,6559 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for coordinating cylinder deactivation adjustments with changes to individual cylinder piston displacement. In doing do, the...
US-1,006,6558 Method and system for torque control
Methods and systems are provided for detecting air-fuel ratio imbalances across all engine cylinders. In one example, a method (or system) may include...
US-1,006,6542 Automatic branch communication valve
Methods and systems are provided for an automatic branch communication valve. In one example, a method includes rotating the valve to a second position in...
US-1,006,6530 Exhaust gas mixer
Systems are provided for a mixer. In one example, the mixer may include tubes and an outer pipe configured to receive exhaust gas.
US-1,006,6431 Bellows spring damper
A damper for a storage compartment closure includes a bellows chamber and damper air passage structures each configured to provide an air volume intake during a...
US-1,006,5682 Thirty-two-cornered strengthening member
A strengthening member for an automotive vehicle includes a thirty-two-cornered cross section having adjacent sides defining internal angles and external...
US-1,006,5675 Systems and methods for correcting steering offsets
A system for correcting a steering offset generated by an active steering system of a vehicle may include a steering wheel angle sensor and a controller...
US-1,006,5670 Steering wheel for a motor vehicle
A steering wheel for a motor vehicle has an outer steering wheel rim. The outer steering wheel rim is fixedly connected, via at least one spoke, to a steering...
US-1,006,5641 Brake fade and brake capacity based powertrain operation
A cruise control system for a vehicle includes a controller configured to maintain a speed of the vehicle about a setpoint, and in response to predicted brake...
US-1,006,5637 Method for avoiding a collision of a vehicle with an object
A method for operating a driver assistance system (DAS) to avoid a collision of a vehicle with an object At least one object in the vehicle environment is...
US-1,006,5636 Vehicle tire saturation estimator
A vehicle and associated method for calculating tire saturation is provided. The method may include the stability control computer calculating slip ratio and...
US-1,006,5628 Location enhanced distance until charge (DUC) estimation for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)
A method and a system augment or improve a distance until charge (DUC) estimation for a vehicle such as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) by using...
US-1,006,5626 Feed forward and feedback adjustment of motor torque during clutch engagement
A hybrid electric vehicle having a motor and an engine that are selectively connected on a driveline and controlled by a controller. The controller is...
US-1,006,5618 Vehicle braking system and method
A system and method for increasing brake line pressure after brake booster vacuum has been exhausted is presented. In one example, brake line pressure is...
US-1,006,5602 Vehicle with automatic snow removal
A vehicle configured to automatically clear snow from windows of the vehicle includes: a prime mover, a first window with a first vibration sensor, processor(s)...
US-1,006,5592 Airbag including hub and inflatable fins
An airbag includes a hub defining an inflation chamber and inflatable fins. The inflatable fins are connected to the hub and spaced from each other around a...
US-1,006,5586 Deployable device mounted to vehicle frame
A vehicle includes a frame, a wheel supported by the frame; and a device fixed to the frame. The device includes an inflator and an inflatable member in fluid...
US-1,006,5579 Scuff plate for cargo retention
A scuff plate for a vehicle includes a sloped front side in physical contact with a cargo-area floor panel. The cargo-area floor panel can have a slope angle...
US-1,006,5570 Electronic device holder for a vehicle seat
An electronic device holder includes a mounting surface configured to receive and retain an electronic device. First and second doors are disposed on opposite...
US-1,006,5569 Vehicle centre consoles
A reversible pad is provided for use on a vehicle center console. The pad includes a first side provided with a utility surface, a second side provided with a...
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