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US-1,005,3149 Static steering windup reduction
A vehicle includes a steering system. The steering system pivots a wheel of a vehicle to a first road wheel angle relative to a starting position. The steering...
US-1,005,3144 Method and apparatus for limiting an assist steering torque
A method and apparatus for limiting assisting steering torque in a steering system having electronic power assisted steering is provided. In accordance with the...
US-1,005,3143 Systems and methods for improving torque feel in column EPAS
A controller for a power steering system estimates rack force and its derivative, such as based on lateral acceleration, yaw rate, vehicle speed, or other...
US-1,005,3094 Analytic design of pedal override for adjustable speed limiting
A system for overriding a vehicle speed limit setting via accelerator pedal override is disclosed, comprising a vehicle including steering, an accelerator...
US-1,005,3077 Method of controlling an aspirator valve
A method of controlling an aspirator valve of a vacuum assisted braking system that rapidly fully opens and closes the aspirator valve when an engine of a motor...
US-1,005,3059 Detection and identification of opaqueness of vehicle windows
Method and apparatus are disclosed for detection and identification of opaqueness of vehicle windows. An example vehicle includes a window including an interior...
US-1,005,3055 Method for preventing thefts of motor vehicles
The disclosure relates to a method for preventing thefts of motor vehicles. The method includes detecting motor vehicles within a predetermined neighborhood of...
US-1,005,3050 Energy absorbing seat belt retractor
An energy absorbing seat belt retractor used with a seat belt assembly of a motor vehicle. The seat belt retractor includes a reel for winding and unwinding the...
US-1,005,3046 Side pillar air curtain guide
A side pillar air curtain guide includes a main body having a ramp receiver and an air curtain ramp insert connected to the ramp receiver. The main body is made...
US-1,005,3040 Restraint system
A restraint system includes an instrument panel. The restraint system includes an airbag coupled to the instrument panel and having an impact panel facing away...
US-1,005,3027 Sliding joint applique
A composite applique assembly for a vehicle interior trim piece includes a flexible receiver element and a flexible insert connected to the flexible receiver...
US-1,005,3020 Storage device for a pick-up box
A vehicle having a pick-up box includes a front wall, first and second sidewalls, and a tailgate forming a pick-up box. A first slide member is longitudinally...
US-1,005,3014 Virtual tag display system
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a virtual tag display system. Generally, the virtual tag display system is configured to display one or...
US-1,005,3006 Illuminated assembly
An illuminated assembly is provided herein that includes a light-diffusing element disposed between an outer panel and an inner panel. A light source is...
US-1,005,3004 Headlamp with backlit side bezel signature image
A lighting system for a vehicle comprises a headlamp light source. A trim piece is mounted adjacent the light source having an inner surface illuminated by...
US-1,005,2998 Vehicle with headlight sweep
A vehicle includes: adaptive headlights, each configured to produce a continuous beam sweeping effect, processor(s) configured to: (a) detect failure of an...
US-1,005,2990 Extended seatback module head restraint attachment
A vehicle seating assembly for a motor vehicle has a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The seatback comprises a forward facing...
US-1,005,2977 Recline assembly used in a rear seat of a vehicle
A recline assembly used in a vehicle seat is provided. The recline mechanism comprises a recline mechanism and a guide bracket disposed on a vehicle body; a...
US-1,005,2965 Method for charging the starter battery of a vehicle
A method for charging the starter battery of a motor vehicle at a voltage source includes charging the starter battery after a traction battery of the vehicle...
US-1,005,2954 Information display system and method
An information display system may include an information display including a gauge specifying energy consumption of a vehicle and an average efficiency...
US-1,005,2938 Reinforcement pillar for a vehicle having an integrated heater duct
A reinforcement assembly for a structural pillar includes an upper reinforcement that extends over a top of a wheel house and first and second surfaces. An area...
US-1,005,2936 Driver personalized climate conditioning
An HVAC system for a vehicle includes infrared skin temperature sensors for measuring actual skin temperatures of the driver and a cabin temperature sensor for...
US-1,005,2673 Forming method and die assembly using a bead with a step
An exemplary die assembly includes, among other things, a first die having a male bead, a second die having a female bead configured to receive the male bead to...
US-1,005,2396 Ultraviolet B lighting system for a motor vehicle
A UVB lighting system for a motor vehicle includes a printed circuit board including a UVB light source and a map light. A controller operates the system. A...
US-D826,108 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-1,005,0467 Vehicle battery status detection by tracking a temperature gradient
This disclosure generally relates to a system, apparatus, and method for diagnosing a vehicle battery for further charging purposes. A battery diagnostic tool...
US-1,005,0303 Batteries including solid and liquid electrolyte
Rechargeable batteries (e.g., Li-ion) including hybrid liquid and solid electrolytes are disclosed. One embodiment of a battery may include an anode; a cathode;...
US-1,004,9654 Accelerometer-based external sound monitoring
Method and apparatus are disclosed for accelerometer-based external sound monitoring. A vehicle includes accelerometers, speakers, and an infotainment head...
US-1,004,9573 Active park assist detection of semi-trailer overhang
Method and apparatus are disclosed for active park assist detection of semi-trailer overhang. An example vehicle includes a first range detection sensor, a...
US-1,004,9512 Vehicle puddle lights for onboard diagnostics projection
A diagnostic system of a vehicle is provided herein. The system includes a control unit onboard the vehicle for controlling at least one of a vehicle system and...
US-1,004,9284 Vision-based rain detection using deep learning
A method is disclosed for using a camera on-board a vehicle to determine whether precipitation is failing near the vehicle. The method may include obtaining...
US-1,004,8691 Distinguishing lane markings for a vehicle to follow
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for distinguishing roadway surface lane markings for a vehicle to follow....
US-1,004,8302 Vehicle communications signal diagnostics using radio receiver
An automotive diagnostic tool includes an antenna, a speaker, and a controller. In response to a vehicle diagnostic request, the controller generates a carrier...
US-1,004,8188 System for sensing particulate matter
Systems and methods are described for sensing particulate matter in an exhaust system of a vehicle. An example system comprises a first outer tube with a...
US-1,004,8113 Vehicle load indicator
A system for a vehicle comprises a load sensor configured to sense a load on the vehicle. The vehicle further includes a load indicator where the load indicator...
US-1,004,8082 Route and model based energy estimation
Described herein is a route and model based energy estimation system and methods therein for predicting an energy consumption of a vehicle for a selected road...
US-1,004,7911 Photoluminescent emission system
A vehicle emissions system is provided that includes a tail pipe configured to emit a first emission, a heat shield positioned proximate the tail pipe having a...
US-1,004,7800 Driveshaft with single constant-velocity joint and locking mechanism
A vehicle has a transfer case that is configured to receive power from a transmission, and transfer the power to one or both of a front axle and a rear axle....
US-1,004,7705 Systems and methods for reducing vehicle evaporative emissions
Methods and systems are provided for managing fuel vapor in a vehicle evaporative emissions system configured with a fuel vapor canister for capturing and...
US-1,004,7695 Crankcase oil catcher with movable guide
A crankcase assembly for an engine comprising: a crankcase comprising a crank sump; the crank sump comprising primary and secondary sump volumes; one or more...
US-1,004,7665 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of an electric motor coupled to a compressor at high altitude engine operation. In one example, the...
US-1,004,7659 Photoluminescent engine indicium
A vehicle engine is provided that includes an exhaust manifold configured to emit a first emission. A heat shield is positioned proximate the exhaust manifold...
US-1,004,7652 Method and system for removing sulfur from a lean NOx trap
A method of removing sulfur from a lean NOx trap of a mild hybrid vehicle while the vehicle is stationary is disclosed, the method comprising connecting an...
US-1,004,7554 Ice breaking strategy for vehicle side windows
Described herein is a vehicle side window system and method for implementing an ice breaking strategy. The ice breaking strategy receives and analyzes sensor...
US-1,004,7425 Artificial aging process for high strength aluminum
A method of age hardening a 7xxx series aluminum alloy is provided that includes heat treating the alloy at a first temperature for a first exposure time and...
US-1,004,6813 Part assembly and vehicle deflector assembly employing the same
A part assembly includes: a first part and a second part. The first part defines thereupon an aperture and a first tongue extending from a first edge of the...
US-1,004,6810 Truck cargo bed
A vehicle includes a truck bed. The truck bed includes a side member, cross-member, and an extruded member. The side member has an upward extending pillar that...
US-1,004,6800 Trailer wheel targetless trailer angle detection
A backup assist system for a vehicle and trailer combination includes a steering system, a camera generating an image of the trailer, and a controller. The...
US-1,004,6760 System and method for autonomous valet parking using plenoptic cameras
Exemplary embodiments provide systems and methods for autonomously valet parking a vehicle based on images obtained from a plurality of plenoptic (light field)...
US-1,004,6724 Method and apparatus for attaching police push bars
A push-bar assembly including a push-bar and a pair of push-bar supports. The push-bar supports are attached by a pair of upper brackets and a pair of lower...
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