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US-1,013,8781 Method and system to improve cold-start catalyst light-off
Methods and systems are provided for expediting light-off of a catalyst during engine cold-start conditions by inhibiting rotation of the turbocharger shaft. In...
US-1,013,8772 System and method for reducing friction
Systems and methods are described for reducing friction within a transmission and an internal combustion engine including a PCV system. A gaseous fuel source is...
US-1,013,8129 Carbon spheres and methods of making the same
Carbon particles are disclosed, as well as methods and systems for forming the particles. In one embodiment, the system may include a receiving vessel...
US-1,013,7952 Method of manufacturing support structure for a pickup truck bed
A vehicle includes a pair of longitudinal frame rails and a bed above the frame rails. A plurality of roll-formed aluminum cross-members contact the bed and are...
US-1,013,7947 Vehicle spare tire and towing system
A vehicle includes a frame, load floor, subfloor, spare tire, jack, and a tow-eye. The frame defines a trunk. The load floor and the subfloor are each secured...
US-1,013,7941 Vehicle body component
A vehicle body component includes a basic element reinforced with a reinforcing element of fiber-reinforced plastics material. The basic element reinforced with...
US-1,013,7937 Roof assembly for a vehicle
A roof assembly for a vehicle has a roof panel and includes a bow having an upper surface for supporting the panel. The bow may define a hole extending in a...
US-1,013,7936 Collapsible vehicle roof support assembly
A vehicle includes a body structure, a side bracket secured to the body structure, and a spacer bracket secured to the side bracket. The spacer bracket extends...
US-1,013,7906 Method and apparatus for persistent transferrable customizable vehicle settings
A system includes a processor configured to receive a user request to edit vehicle feature settings from a computer remote from a vehicle. The processor is also...
US-1,013,7900 Methods for vehicle speed accuracy compensation
A method and system for calibrating a speed displayed in a vehicle is provided. In one example, a method includes adjusting a determination of vehicle speed...
US-1,013,7898 Vehicle operator notification system
A vehicle includes an ignition, selector, and controller. The ignition is configured to start and shutdown the vehicle. The selector is configured to transition...
US-1,013,7886 Methods and system for mitigating undesirable conditions during regenerative braking
Systems and methods for operating a transmission of a hybrid powertrain that includes a motor/generator are described. The systems and methods may classify...
US-1,013,7885 Method and device for operating a motor vehicle
A system and method for operating a vehicle having different operating modes affecting emissions include activating, by a vehicle controller, at least one of...
US-1,013,7869 Automatic brake hold with low speed maneuverability
A transportation vehicle has an autohold selector, such as a push button switch or other human-machine interface (HMI). A gear selector in the vehicle includes...
US-1,013,7860 Remote keyless entry message authentication
Method and apparatus are disclosed for remote keyless entry authentication. An example remote keyless entry system includes a key fob and a vehicle. The key fob...
US-1,013,7857 Vehicle unlocking systems, devices, and methods
Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for unlocking a vehicle. An example vehicle includes an ultraviolet keypad coupled to a window. The vehicle also...
US-1,013,7854 Headliner assembly for a vehicle and a vehicle system using the same
The present disclosure provides a headliner assembly for a vehicle. The headliner assembly includes a base panel and a cover layer disposed below the base...
US-1,013,7848 System identifying a driver before they approach the vehicle using wireless communication protocols
A vehicle wireless beacon scheduling system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a vehicle including steering, an accelerator, brakes, a...
US-1,013,7846 Connector used for connecting vehicle parts and a vehicle employing the same
A connector used in a vehicle part comprises a base plate connected with the vehicle part; and a clip housing disposed on the base plate and forming a receiving...
US-1,013,7831 Vehicle seal assembly
An illuminated seal assembly is provided herein. The illuminated seal assembly includes a carrier that is configured to attach to a vehicle. The carrier has a...
US-1,013,7829 Smart drop off lighting system
A lighting system is provided herein. The lighting system includes a number of lights and a portable electronic device carried by a vehicle occupant. A...
US-1,013,7826 Photoluminescent vehicle appliques
A vehicle applique is provided that includes a decorative layer and an over-mold positioned over the decorative layer. The over-mold is substantially...
US-1,013,7825 Vehicle lamp assembly
A vehicle mirror assembly is provided herein. The mirror assembly includes a first light source disposed within a housing and is operably coupled with a first...
US-1,013,7822 Headlamp fastening system for motor vehicles and method
A headlamp fastening system for a vehicle is provided herein. The headlamp fastening system includes a support structure, a headlamp structure, and an alignment...
US-1,013,7818 Third-row conveyor load floor
A conveyer mechanism for a vehicle cargo area load floor includes a power seat assembly and a folding conveyer assembly carried by the power seat assembly and...
US-1,013,7802 Detecting occupant presence on a vehicle seat
A system for detecting that an occupant is present in a vehicle seat. The system includes a bladder disposed in the vehicle seat, a pressure sensor, and a fluid...
US-1,013,7799 System and method for controlling multiple electric drives
An electric vehicle includes a plurality of electric drive units coupled to one or more axles of the electric vehicle. The drive units have an associated power...
US-1,013,7798 Busbars for a power module assembly
A vehicle power module assembly is provided. The assembly many include an array of stacked frames, a power stage housed within each of the frames, and busbars....
US-1,013,7797 Battery state of charge estimation based on current pulse duration
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a controller programmed to, in response to a duration of current flow through the traction battery exceeding a...
US-1,013,7792 Vehicle control based on lithium plating detection in electrified vehicle battery
A vehicle having a traction battery with at least one cell includes a controller coupled to the traction battery and programmed to control charging and...
US-1,013,7790 System and method for noise reduction in electrified vehicle powertrain with multi-three-phase electric drive
An electric machine is configured with at least two sets of phase windings. A plurality of power switches is configured to selectively couple voltage terminals...
US-1,013,7789 Signal pin arrangement for multi-device power module
A power module provides one or more power transistors and support elements in a card shape. The pins/terminals for signal-level input/outputs (e.g., gate drive,...
US-1,013,7775 Vehicle all-wheel drive control system
A vehicle includes a driveshaft, first axle, second axle, first clutch, second clutch, and controller. The driveshaft is selectively coupled to outputs of the...
US-1,013,7773 Non-linear spring mechanism
Methods and systems are provided for a non-linear spring mechanism coupled to a cover element. As an example, a system may comprise: a bar linkage mechanism...
US-1,013,7761 Integrated roof bow and HVAC duct with a headliner providing a close-out wall of the duct
A vehicle having a body including a roof supported between spaced roof rails. A plurality of roof bows extend between and are attached to the roof rails that...
US-1,013,7748 Vehicle wheel suspension
A wheel suspension for a vehicle including a carrier having a rotatably mounted bearing element. A spring damper strut connects to the carrier and the vehicle...
US-1,013,5319 Electric machine for vehicle
A vehicle electric machine includes a stator having an end face and a yoke region defining a channel. End windings are adjacent to the end face. An annular...
US-1,013,5208 Hinged low profile modular electrical power bar for a vehicle
Systems and apparatus are disclosed for a hinged low profile modular electrical power bar of a vehicle. An example disclosed vehicle power bar includes a...
US-1,013,5110 Vehicle antenna assembly with cooling
A vehicle may include a battery and an antenna assembly mounted on the vehicle. The antenna assembly may be mounted on the roof of the vehicle. The antenna...
US-1,013,5077 Corrosion resistant metal bipolar plate for a PEMFC including a radical scavenger
The present disclosure includes fuel cell bipolar plates and methods of forming a radical scavenging coating on a bipolar plate. The bipolar plates may include...
US-1,013,4415 Systems and methods for removing vehicle geometry noise in hands-free audio
Method and apparatus are disclosed for determining and accounting for distortions to an audio signal due to the geometric properties of the interior cabin of a...
US-1,013,4261 Method and apparatus for vehicular item tracking
A vehicle comprising includes lights and a controller. The controller, responsive to reception of signals indicative of an opening and closing of a door of the...
US-1,013,4206 Method and apparatus for video composition, synchronization, and control
A system includes a smart-phone processor configured to receive a video recording feed from a camera. The processor is also configured to receive a vehicle data...
US-1,013,2876 Tester for wireless electrified vehicle charger
An exemplary assembly for testing a wireless charge transmit system includes a portable tester that is configured to mimic a vehicle mounted charge receive...
US-1,013,2460 Vehicle lighting assembly and lighting method
An exemplary vehicle lighting assembly includes, among other things, a lens, a light source, a phosphor layer, and a reflective layer that is separate from the...
US-1,013,2407 Method of adjusting a gear lever neutral position
A vehicle includes a gear shifter operable to shift a manual transmission. An actuator is connected to the shifter and actuatable to bias the shifter to at...
US-1,013,2404 Transmission with integrated clutch and gear set
A transmission includes a simple planetary gear set and several clutches. A first clutch selectively couples the carrier of the planetary gear set to a first...
US-1,013,2403 Engine and transmission temperature control system
A transmission oil cooler transfers heat between Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) and engine coolant. During initial vehicle warm-up, heat is transferred from...
US-1,013,2401 Thermostatic bypass valve
A thermostatic bypass valve has an intentional flow resistance through a bypass passageway when fluid is at a normal operating temperature. This flow...
US-1,013,2400 Differential mounting system
According to one embodiment, a vehicle powertrain includes an engine having a first locking feature defining first mating surfaces, and a differential coupled...
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