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US-1,027,7129 Switching overlap avoidance system for controlling power supply system
A method includes controlling a power supply system to avoid an over-voltage event across one or more switching devices of the power supply system. The...
US-1,027,7041 Autonomous battery control and optimization
An apparatus includes a battery state module that determines a battery state of each of a plurality of battery cells forming a battery unit. A battery state...
US-1,027,6848 Protective vehicle battery cage and method of making a battery cage
A cage assembly is provided to protect a battery pack in a vehicle. The cage assembly includes a top sub-assembly and a bottom sub-assembly that are secured...
US-1,027,6187 Vehicle ambient audio classification via neural network machine learning
A method and an apparatus for detecting and classifying sounds around a vehicle via neural network machine learning are described. The method involves an audio...
US-1,027,5664 Perception-based speed limit estimation and learning
Systems, methods, and devices for estimating a speed limit are disclosed herein. A system for estimating a speed limit includes one or more perception sensors,...
US-1,027,5076 Vehicle human interface assembly
A vehicle human interface assembly has an interior trim portion of a vehicle, a flexible membrane, and a frame defining an opening. The flexible membrane...
US-1,027,5043 Detection of lane conditions in adaptive cruise control systems
Method and apparatus are disclosed for detection of lane conditions vehicles in adaptive cruise control systems. An example vehicle includes a communication...
US-1,027,4400 Method and system for exhaust particulate matter sensing
Methods and systems are provided for sensing particulate matter by a particulate matter (PM) sensor positioned downstream of a diesel particulate filter in an...
US-1,027,4303 Major diameter total runout gage for an external spline
A device and method for measuring dimensional variation of a part, particularly total runout, is provided. The device includes an indicator check body, a...
US-1,027,4032 Process for producing a brake disk and brake disk
A brake disk includes a circular base body having a circumferential outer brake rim, a friction layer in certain regions on the base body and an ...
US-1,027,3927 Controlling variable compression ratio with a pressure-reactive piston
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an ignition timing of an internal combustion engine responsive to a biasing force of a pressure-reactive piston....
US-1,027,3907 Systems and methods for engine-off natural vacuum leak testing
A method is provided, comprising terminating a pressure rise portion of an engine-off natural vacuum test based on an initial rate of change of a fuel system...
US-1,027,3906 Method and system for engine exhaust catalyst operations
Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust catalyst temperature during an engine cold-start by water injection. In one example, a method may...
US-1,027,3901 Cam carrier insert
Methods and systems are provided for a cam carrier insert coupled to a cylinder head of an engine. In one example, a system may comprise: a cylinder head with a...
US-1,027,3895 Methods and system for detecting engine stall
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-1,027,3874 Method and system for compressor outlet temperature regulation
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a boosted engine system, having a turbocharger and a charge air cooler, to limit overheating of a compressor...
US-1,027,3866 Supercharged internal combustion engine with turbine which can be liquid-cooled, and method for controlling the...
A method for operating an engine system in an internal combustion engine comprising during a first operating condition, circulating coolant through a coolant...
US-1,027,3828 Turbine housing
The internal combustion engine is provided which may include a cylinder head, a turbine, and a turbine housing. The turbine housing may include an exhaust gas...
US-1,027,3739 Automated system for closing a closure of a motor vehicle based upon transmission state
An automated system is provided for closing a closure of a motor vehicle. That automated system includes a plurality of closures, a plurality of closure modules...
US-1,027,3725 Customer coaching method for location of E-latch backup handles
A powered door latch system for vehicles includes a controller configured to receive data concerning vehicle operating conditions. The door latch system also...
US-1,027,3139 Refueling adapter
A refueling adapter is provided. The refueling adapter includes a nozzle section and an inlet section coupled to and positioned upstream of the nozzle section,...
US-1,027,2957 Active tire spoiler system and method
An active tire spoiler system includes a first tire spoiler, a second tire spoiler and a control module. That control module includes a controller configured to...
US-1,027,2952 Motor vehicle having an asymmetric structure
A motor vehicle is disclosed having A-pillars and B-pillars on a first side of the motor vehicle and a B-pillar but no `A` pillar on a second side of the motor...
US-1,027,2949 Sliding protective battery support tray
A battery assembly is attached to a tray below a floor pan of a vehicle on a front channel and a rear channel that extend transversely relative to the vehicle....
US-1,027,2948 Front rail for vehicle underbody assembly with varied strength zones
A vehicle underbody assembly may include a pair of front rails, a pair of hinge pillars, a pair of crush cans, a pair of bumper supports, and a bumper. Each of...
US-1,027,2925 Integrated performance braking
Integrated performance braking is disclosed. A disclosed example apparatus includes a hand-operated lever of a vehicle, a data interface to operatively couple...
US-1,027,2923 Driver-centric learning
A vehicle system includes a remote device having a processor programmed to receive driver data in real-time during operation of a first vehicle. The processor...
US-1,027,2917 Flat tow assistance
A vehicle system includes a processor programmed to establish communication between a first vehicle and a second vehicle, identify one of the vehicles as a...
US-1,027,2912 Method and system for controlling a vehicle
A method for improving operating a vehicle that includes an accelerator pedal is disclosed. In one example, the method assesses a vehicle for accelerator pedal...
US-1,027,2909 Hybrid vehicle engine start/stop system
A vehicle includes an engine, a motor, a high voltage traction battery, and a controller. The engine and the motor are each configured to propel the vehicle....
US-1,027,2907 System and method for fast engine starts with belt integrated starter generator assist during locking of...
A controller is configured to respond to an engine start command, operate the engine to produce excess torque beyond a demand torque, and in response to engine...
US-1,027,2886 Vehicle sensor system
A sensor system includes a base including first and second windows. The sensor system includes first and second optical sensors supported by the base and...
US-1,027,2872 Belt assembly allowing payout measurement
A belt assembly includes a belt, a first sensor and a second sensor. The belt has a webbing and a plurality of markers distinct from the webbing and fixed...
US-1,027,2868 Roof mounted airbag assembly for rear seat
An airbag assembly includes a base member and an airbag supported by the base member and being inflatable to an inflated position. The airbag includes a panel...
US-1,027,2864 Crushable door assembly
A door assembly includes a monolithic base including a top panel having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The monolithic base includes an...
US-1,027,2858 Bumper assembly
A vehicle component includes a main panel extending in a first direction; a plurality of lobes extending in a second direction transverse to the first...
US-1,027,2850 Roof mounting for autonomous vehicle sensor assembly
A mount for a roof-mounted autonomous vehicle sensor assembly includes a cap, a seal, and a plurality of support members. The mount is compatible in shape with...
US-1,027,2832 Lighting pipe integrated within sunroof trim ring
A trim component is provided. The trim component may include a trim panel, a backing layer, and at least one light pipe. The trim panel may have tapered side...
US-1,027,2831 Interior lighting assemblies and units that produce natural and courtesy light patterns
A dome light assembly that includes a reflective surface facing an interior; a light-diffusing element over the reflective surface having a plurality of...
US-1,027,2819 Loose layered build components and vehicle front end assembly strategy
A headlight assembly for assembly adjacent at least one skin component of a vehicle includes a housing supporting at least one light and a lens attached to the...
US-1,027,2812 Cup holder
A cup holder includes a support, a first arm connected by a first pivot to the support and a second arm connected by a second pivot to the support. The cup...
US-1,027,2807 Efficient control of temperature altering systems within a vehicle seating assembly
A method of altering the temperature of an external surface of a seating assembly for a vehicle comprising: providing a seating assembly for a vehicle...
US-1,027,2793 System and method for determining availability of vehicle charging stations
Systems and methods for determining availability of a vehicle charging station are provided. One vehicle system includes a telematics unit configured to...
US-1,027,2790 Vehicle charging system
A system includes a slidable bar, a connecting bar attached to the slidable bar, and a charging device carried by the connecting bar and movable with the...
US-1,027,2777 Manual-shift motor vehicle transmission clutch actuator with a damper
A clutch actuator for a manual-shift motor vehicle transmission, includes a driver-operated clutch pedal or lever, a clutch linkage between a clutch of the...
US-1,027,2771 Methods and systems for aging a fuel tank in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
Methods and systems are provided for aging a new plastic fuel tank in a vehicle. In one example, during a plug-in event to recharge a battery of the vehicle,...
US-1,027,2747 Convertible door assembly for a motor vehicle
A convertible door assembly includes (a) an upper door section, defining a window opening, (b) a lower door section, (c) a releasable locking feature, retaining...
US-1,027,2744 Vehicle HVAC system with auxiliary coolant loop for heating and cooling vehicle interior
A vehicle includes a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for heating and cooling a passenger compartment. The HVAC system includes a...
US-1,027,2741 Methods and system for heating a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for providing heat to a passenger cabin of a hybrid vehicle that includes an internal combustion engine are presented. The systems and...
US-1,027,2739 Method for disabling a footwell area ventilation of individual seats of a vehicle, and device for carrying out...
A method is provided for disabling a footwell area ventilation of individual seats of a vehicle. A device for carrying out the method is also provided. That...
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