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US-1,003,0682 Two-part fastener
A fastener with a central longitudinal axis, including a grommet including a leg portion which ends with a toe portion, and a pin including a head portion, a...
US-1,003,0626 System and method for controlling a stop-start vehicle after jump start or battery replacement
A stop-start vehicle and a method of controlling a stop-start vehicle include a controller configured to, in response to a power-reset event, inhibit an engine...
US-1,003,0600 Methods and systems for adjusting sensors and actuators during engine fuel-off conditions
Methods and systems are provided for monitoring and adapting sensors and actuators in the induction system and exhaust system of an internal combustion engine...
US-1,003,0592 Method and system for secondary fluid injection control in an engine
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the amount of secondary fluid being injected into an engine. In one example, a method may include adjusting an...
US-1,003,0575 System and method for flowing a mixture of coolants to a charge air cooler
Methods and systems are provided for flowing a first coolant and a second coolant to a charge air cooler. In one example, a method may include flowing only a...
US-1,003,0557 Exhaust passage having first and second catalysts
Methods and systems are provided for at least one catalyst and an oxygen filter. In one example, a method may include filtering oxygen through the oxygen filter...
US-1,003,0432 System and method for window motion control
A vehicle window control system is disclosed. The system comprises a window positioning device and a controller in communication with a mobile device. The...
US-1,003,0431 Automotive door power assist
A method of closing a vehicle door includes the steps of providing a door pivotally coupled to a vehicle body, transmitting a door closing signal to a...
US-1,003,0429 Bumper stop of a vehicle structural member and a restraint assembly
The present disclosure provides a bumper stop for a vehicle structural member. The bumper stop includes a main body having a supporting surface, an assembling...
US-1,002,9736 Roof frame including a brace reinforcing arched members
A vehicle structure includes a body and a roof frame. The roof frame includes two side members, two cross members and a brace. The two side members are spaced...
US-1,002,9734 Rocker insert formed by connected tubular members
An elongated beam, or rocker assembly, is disclosed that includes a first panel and a second panel attached to the first panel to define a cavity. A...
US-1,002,9695 Methods and systems for a belt-driven integrated starter generator
Methods and systems are provided for identifying degradation of a belt-driven integrated starter generator (BISG) active belt tensioner coupled to a vehicle...
US-1,002,9688 Controlling engine auto-start while in reverse
A stop/start hybrid vehicle includes an engine configured for stopping and restarting during travel, a multiple-ratio transmission, a brake pedal, and an...
US-1,002,9679 Controlling skidding vehicles
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for controlling skidding vehicles. In general, a vehicle adjusts its...
US-1,002,9673 Speed limiting of altitude compensation for target engine speed in hybrid electric vehicles
A system and method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having an engine, first and second electric machines coupled to a traction battery and configured to...
US-1,002,9671 Methods relating to exhaust after-treatment devices
An operating method for a motor vehicle having a hybrid drivetrain includes, during a demand check, comparing at least one value which characterizes a current...
US-1,002,9670 System and method to prevent driveline float in lash region
A vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine coupled to a gearbox through a torque converter. The vehicle includes a controller programmed to command an...
US-1,002,9654 Enhanced vehicle cleaning
A cleaning apparatus is actuated to move At least one object from a vehicle floor to a container. A vehicle seat is sprayed with a cleaning fluid from a nozzle.
US-1,002,9643 Airbag including a plurality of fingers extending from an impact surface
An airbag includes a panel and a plurality of fingers. The panel includes an impact surface and defines an inflation chamber inflatable to an inflated state....
US-1,002,9621 Rear view camera system using rear view mirror location
A rearward viewing system for an automotive vehicle comprises an image display mounted proximate to a front windshield of the vehicle. An exterior image sensor...
US-1,002,9620 Hidden storage compartment within center console
A vehicle includes a console disposed between driver and passenger seats and adjacent an instrument panel. The console defines a storage area. The vehicle also...
US-1,002,9618 Removable and expandable storage unit for a motor vehicle
A storage unit is provided for a motor vehicle. That storage unit includes an expandable body and a connector that releasably secures the expandable body to a...
US-1,002,9617 Cover for a gap behind a rear seat backrest in a vehicle
A cover is provided for covering a gap between a rear seat backrest of a vehicle and a luggage space cover of the vehicle, which cover extends in the transverse...
US-1,002,9610 Lighting system and indicating method for a vehicle
An exemplary vehicle lighting system includes a braking indicator having a lens with a first region colored differently than a second region, and a control...
US-1,002,9608 Automatic vehicle lighting control
A vehicle includes headlights, a headlight switch, and a controller. The headlight switch may have automatic and override positions, and include a biasing...
US-1,002,9595 Center armrest lock
A locking assembly for a vehicle armrest includes a pivoting catch member disposed below an armrest body and a catch wire disposed on a seat back frame member....
US-1,002,9594 Seat suspension with maximized downward deflection feature
A seat assembly includes a seat frame assembly supporting a cushion carrier. A suspension system is suspended from the cushion carrier and includes one or more...
US-1,002,9573 Vehicle battery charging system notification
A battery electrical vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle includes a battery which may be charged by an electrical charging station coupled to the...
US-1,002,9546 Electric soft cap for pickup truck bed
A deployable cap assembly for a pickup truck bed includes a collapsible frame assembly, at least one motor operatively connected to the collapsible frame...
US-1,002,9535 Suspension system wear extent estimation
The present subject matter relates to a method for estimating extent of wear of a suspension system in a vehicle using a computing device. The baseline...
US-1,002,9524 Tow hook mounting structure for use with vehicle having curved frame
The disclosed inventive concept provides a robust tow hook mounting structure for use with vehicles having curved frames in which the tow hook remains fixed to...
US-1,002,7262 Pseudorandom PWM variation based on motor operating point
An electric drive for a vehicle uses an inverter circuit configured to provide a multi-phase AC drive signal to an electric machine according to a PWM drive...
US-1,002,7148 Portable electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) system
An electrified vehicle includes a surface, an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) system attachable to the surface, and a retention assembly configured to...
US-1,002,6998 Electric vehicle operation to manage battery capacity
Battery state of charge control systems and methods provide techniques to assist in managing battery capacity and battery life under various environmental,...
US-1,002,6317 Autonomous probability control
An action probability factor is developed based at least in part on a plurality of probability arrays predicting one or more probabilities of a deviation from...
US-1,002,6291 Methods and systems for workplace safety risk avoidance
A method is provided to avoid risk at a workplace. The method comprises establishing an indication including a first region with a first safety level at the...
US-1,002,6192 Color harmony verification system
A system for non-contact color harmony analysis is provided. The system may include an image acquisition system and an image analysis system. One or more...
US-1,002,5424 Vehicle with headlight control
A vehicle including: a headlight that produces a beam, a touchscreen, a camera, processor(s) configured to: (a) display images captured by the camera on the...
US-1,002,5319 Collision-warning system
A controller includes a processor and a memory storing processor-executable instructions in a host vehicle. The processor is programmed to designate a target...
US-1,002,4926 Method and device for monitoring at least one traction battery of a motor vehicle
A method for monitoring at least one traction battery of a motor vehicle includes the steps of determining basic data for the prediction of a deeply discharged...
US-1,002,4750 Cleaning cycle for capless refueling neck
A method for a vehicle, comprising: following a refueling event, venting a capless refueling assembly to a fuel tank; and then executing an evaporative...
US-1,002,4370 Hybrid transmission having electro-magnetically actuated pawl clutch
An electro-magnetically actuated pawl clutch is adapted to establish a fixed overdrive ratio in a powersplit type hybrid gearing arrangement. The...
US-1,002,4291 Engine start and stop control
A vehicle includes an engine and a brake system. The vehicle includes a controller configured to maintain an ignition state of the engine such that changes in...
US-1,002,4290 Method for controlling an engine during a restart
Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle, the engine being coupled to a transmission. One example method comprises,...
US-1,002,4281 Intake manifold integrated vacuum solenoid
An intake manifold integrated vacuum solenoid comprising a vacuum solenoid integrated into an intake manifold is provided. The solenoid includes a body and a...
US-1,002,4275 Condensate management system for an exhaust gas cooler and heat recovery device
Methods and systems are provided for condensate management in an EGR cooler of an engine system. In one example, an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system with...
US-1,002,4265 Systems and methods for estimating exhaust pressure
Methods and systems are provided for estimating exhaust pressure based on an exhaust air/fuel ratio sensor. In one example, a method may comprise estimating an...
US-1,002,4260 System for sensing particulate matter
Methods and systems are provided for a particulate matter sensor. In one example, the sensor may include a concave inlet for admitting exhaust gas from an...
US-1,002,4256 System and method for intake manifold pressure control
Systems and methods for operating an engine with deactivating and non-deactivating valves are presented. In one example, engine volumetric efficiency actuators...
US-1,002,4255 Systems and methods for a split exhaust engine system
Methods and systems are provided for operating a split exhaust engine system that provides blowthrough air and exhaust gas recirculation to an intake passage...
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