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US-1,010,6206 Structural storage compartment in a vehicle cabin
An autonomous vehicle can include a front seat facing rearward, and a rear seat facing forward. This provides a common foot or leg area between the seats that...
US-1,010,6204 Vehicle joint assembly with expandable structural material
A vehicle joint assembly may include a lower housing, an upper housing, an expandable material, first and second vehicle components, and a fastener. The lower...
US-1,010,6197 Device and assembly for protecting a front end module of a motor vehicle
A protection assembly for a front end module of a motor vehicle includes a bumper beam, a subframe and a protection device bridging between the bumper beam and...
US-1,010,6193 Enhanced yaw rate trailer angle detection initialization
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer includes a sensor module adapted to attach to the trailer and generate a trailer yaw rate or a...
US-1,010,6190 Methods and apparatus for determining kinetic friction in electromechanical steering actuators
Methods and apparatus for determining kinetic friction in electromechanical steering actuators are disclosed herein. In some examples, the apparatus comprises a...
US-1,010,6172 Shared vehicle system
A selection for a shared vehicle is received. Whether the shared vehicle is in view of a user device camera is determined. At least one of directions to the...
US-1,010,6162 Methods and system for starting an engine
Systems and methods for starting an engine of a hybrid powertrain or driveline that includes an engine and a driveline disconnect clutch are described. In one...
US-1,010,6150 Methods and system for operating a hybrid vehicle
Methods and systems are provided for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle that includes an internal combustion engine, an electric machine, and a...
US-1,010,6149 Torque converter clutch engagement pressure control for regenerative braking
A vehicle system may include a controller configured to increase, after a specified delay, an engagement pressure of a torque converter clutch prior to...
US-1,010,6148 Electric machine torque control during transient phase of bypass clutch
A vehicle includes an engine having a crankshaft, a transmission, an electric machine, and at least one controller. The transmission includes a torque converter...
US-1,010,6146 Method and system for torque control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing torque pulsations during hybrid engine shutdown and restarts. A valve actuating mechanism may be actuated to...
US-1,010,6145 Adaptive control of backlash in a vehicle powertrain
A system and method for controlling backlash in a vehicle powertrain includes the step of controlling a torque request of the powertrain with a first control...
US-1,010,6137 Adjustment of maximum brake pump speed based on rate of change of target deceleration
Method and apparatus are disclosed for adjustment of maximum brake pump speed based on target and measured decelerations. An example vehicle includes a brake...
US-1,010,6106 Automated driving solution gateway
A gateway module of a vehicle may be in communication with vehicle components over a vehicle bus and with an autonomous driving system over a non-vehicle bus...
US-1,010,6103 Guide rib structure for sliding mechanism
A sliding mechanism a first part and a second part adapted for sliding translation within the first part. A guide rib structure is included on the first part to...
US-1,010,6093 Motor vehicle drawer assembly
A motor vehicle drawer assembly is disclosed having a slideable drawer and a moveable plate housed in a casing. The drawer and the plate both have overlying...
US-1,010,6092 Expandable and reconfigurable console
A center console includes a base and a bin supported on the base. The bin has a first section and a second section that define a variable volume storage...
US-1,010,6089 Track assisted sliding tray cargo cover
A vehicle having a cargo area accessible through a lift gate opening frame and partially defined by a floor and side quarter panels is provided. The vehicle...
US-1,010,6087 Detachable workpiece support apparatus for a tailgate step
A workpiece support is provided for a pickup truck tailgate. The tailgate includes a retractable step including a pair of step support members. The attachment...
US-1,010,6080 Systems and methods for delivering discrete autonomous in-vehicle notifications
Method and apparatus are disclosed for providing discrete autonomous notifications to a passenger of a vehicle. An example vehicle includes a plurality of...
US-1,010,6078 Vehicle lamp assembly
A vehicle overhead console is provided herein. The vehicle overhead console includes a housing and a substrate defining a cavity therebetween. A light source is...
US-1,010,6076 Three mode police mirror
A warning indicator system for a vehicle side-view mirror includes light sources disposed to emit light in patterns and/or colors visible through a partially...
US-1,010,6075 Vehicle hazard notification system
A hazard notification system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of exterior lights and a positioning system configured to identify a...
US-1,010,6074 Vehicle lamp system
A vehicle mirror assembly is provided herein. The mirror assembly includes a housing. A first light source is disposed within the housing and is operably...
US-1,010,6071 Automotive exterior lamp assembly with charge port
A vehicle includes a battery charger and an exterior lamp assembly. The assembly includes a housing defining a cavity, and an electrical port including at least...
US-1,010,6068 Modular head restraint structure and styling enablement features
A headrest assembly for a vehicle seat includes a front panel with a base portion and a support portion. A rear panel includes a base portion and a support...
US-1,010,6061 Air-suspended seat surfaces with flow control valves
A vehicle seat includes a cushion having a compressible edge bladder and a compressible inflation bladder positioned aft of the edge bladder. An inflation line...
US-1,010,6040 Regenerative braking system and method
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and methods for operation having a powertrain that includes an engine, an electric machine and storage battery, and a...
US-1,010,6025 High voltage battery cooling plenum
A system for cooling a traction battery includes a battery inlet housing having first and second inlets. A first duct is coupled to the first inlet, and a...
US-1,010,6017 Sun visor assembly having multiple mirrors
A sun visor assembly including a visor body and a mirror panel pivotally connected to the visor body. The mirror panel includes a first mirror oriented in a...
US-1,010,5691 Multiple zeolite hydrocarbon traps
Hydrocarbon (HC) traps are disclosed. The HC trap may include a first zeolite material having an average pore diameter of at least 5.0 angstroms and configured...
US-1,010,4203 Method and apparatus for seamless application portability over multiple environments
A system includes a processor configured to receive data, gathered by a vehicle, for use by a mobile application. The processor is further configured to receive...
US-1,010,3488 Vehicle connectors for monitoring connection with trailer connectors
Apparatus are disclosed for vehicle connectors for monitoring connection with trailer connectors. An example connector of a vehicle for coupling a trailer to...
US-1,010,3368 Array frame design for electrified vehicle battery arrays
A battery pack includes a tray, an array frame positioned relative to the tray and that houses at least one battery cell, and a retention clip mounted to the...
US-1,010,3366 Battery array including integrated lifting features
A battery array according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a plurality of battery cells, a support structure...
US-1,010,2702 Automotive powered door activation using accelerometer
Voice control is extended outside of an automotive vehicle by an access system associated with a door and window. An accelerometer is mounted on the window to...
US-1,010,1149 Methods to control adhesiveness using topography
Methods and systems are disclosed for analyzing the adhesiveness of enamel frits using topography. One method includes analyzing a topography of a defined area...
US-1,010,1018 Dome light assembly with integral removable lamp unit for use in emergencies
A dome light assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That dome light assembly includes a housing having a receiver. A removable lamp unit is releasably held...
US-1,010,0999 Apparatus for radiating light from a virtual source
A lighting assembly that includes an LED source that generates a light cone (solid angle); and a transparent near field lens having a front surface, a...
US-1,010,0900 Engine balance assembly using electric motors
A balance assembly for an engine is provided. The balance assembly includes a first electric motor coupled to the engine and configured to rotate a first...
US-1,010,0873 Radially deflectable bushing and steering gear assembly using the same
A bushing is provided for adjusting to differences in diameter between concentric elements of an assembly. The bushing may be provided with a plurality of leaf...
US-1,010,0857 W-shaped winged spring clip with at least one reinforcing gusset
A spring clip includes a body having (a) a base, (b) a support post carried on the base, (c) a first cantilever bar carried on the support post, (d) a second...
US-1,010,0791 Intake manifold water management negative draft containment features
A method and a system to eliminate the flow of accumulated liquid water from the intake manifold into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine are...
US-1,010,0790 Diagnosing an air filter with an electric boosting device
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an air filter for a vehicle. In one example, a method may include actuating a motor to flow air through the air...
US-1,010,0782 Systems and methods for vehicle evaporative emissions system diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for conducting a diagnostic routine of the fuel vapor system using pressure generated by raising or lowering a vehicle body...
US-1,010,0774 Systems and methods for fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for pressurizing a step chamber of a direct injection fuel pump. In one example, the step chamber may be pressurized to a...
US-1,010,0773 Method and system for dual fuel engine system
Methods and systems are provided for accurately estimating an engine volumetric efficiency in a multi-fuel engine system operating with different fuels and...
US-1,010,0771 Method and system for sensor rationality check
Methods and systems are provided for performing rationality check of a hydrocarbon sensor in an evaporative emission control system. In one example, a method...
US-1,010,0770 Systems and methods for on-board cylinder leakdown testing
Methods and systems are provided for performing an onboard cylinder leakdown test in response to an indication of cylinder misfire. In one example, following an...
US-1,010,0767 Method and system for engine cold-start control
Methods and systems are provided for improving engine start roughness. In one example, a method for reducing engine start NVH includes operating the engine with...
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