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US-1,016,6993 Customer driving mode for vehicles
An access assessment tool is described for providing a technical solution for selectively controlling access to restricted information and/or implementation of...
US-1,016,6989 Clutch torque trajectory correction to provide torque hole filling during a ratio upshift
A control system and method for controlling a multiple gear ratio automatic transmission in a powertrain for an automatic transmission having pressure activated...
US-1,016,6980 Vehicle mass computation
A vehicle having a drivetrain is controlled based on a difference between a torque transmitted by the drivetrain when the vehicle has constant non-zero speed...
US-1,016,6961 Vacuum scavenging in hybrid vehicles
A method for a hybrid-electric vehicle may comprise, while the hybrid-electric vehicle is moving and in an absence of fuel being directed to an engine,...
US-1,016,6940 Extendable vehicle grille
A vehicle comprising a base, a grille and a bumper. The grille is supported by the base, and is movable between a retracted position and an extended position....
US-1,016,6935 Trim article with reflectance reducing features
In a dimmable trim component for a vehicle interior, a trim article includes a reflective member having a photoreactive or an electro-optic coating disposed...
US-1,016,6928 Storage compartment divider having partition with hinged telescoping sections
A storage compartment divider includes a partition having a first section with a first peg and a second section with a second peg. A hinge connects the first...
US-1,016,6913 Side marker illumination
A vehicle includes a side mirror positioned on an A-pillar. A light assembly is coupled with a bottom surface of the side mirror. The light assembly is...
US-1,016,6900 Internal upper seatback support for driving and sleeper seats
A vehicle seating assembly includes a frame having first and second side members. A seatback and a head restraint are supported on the frame. A paddle includes...
US-1,016,6895 Seatback comfort carrier
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A back panel includes a front closeout panel. A carrier supports the seatback and includes an upper thoracic...
US-1,016,6894 Seatback comfort carrier
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A back panel includes a front closeout panel. A carrier supports the seatback and includes an upper thoracic...
US-1,016,6887 Seatback lift mechanism for a supine motor vehicle seating assembly
A motor vehicle comprises an upper back support comprising a substantially U-shaped tubular member pivotally attached at a first end to one of a pair of opposed...
US-1,016,6865 Automatic control of driveline states
A method for controlling a vehicle driveline uses sensors to estimate a need for powering secondary wheels for each of a plurality of conditions. The estimates...
US-1,016,6863 Biodiesel resistant PVC/NBR rubber composition
A PVC/NBR rubber composition includes (A) 100 PHR polyblend (33-45 ACN) PVC/NBR, (B) 20-50 PHR conductive carbon black, (C) 2-20 PHR rice husk ash containing at...
US-1,016,6665 Disconnection tool for quick-disconnect couplings
A hand tool for releasing a quick-detach coupling (QDC) from engagement with a mating component includes a handle having first and second spaced-apart forks...
US-1,016,6626 Method for the non-releasable connection of components or component regions and non-releasable connection
A method for the connection of components or component regions and a non-releasable connection produced in this manner. Two connection faces are partially...
US-1,016,5417 Method and apparatus for normalizing navigation data for vehicle computing system playback
A system includes a processor configured to communicate wirelessly with a mobile device, wherein the processor is further configured to receive output data from...
US-1,016,5234 Vehicle scratch detection and monitoring
A method and apparatus are disclosed for vehicle scratch detection and monitoring. An example vehicle includes insulated wires located below an exterior...
US-1,016,4631 Holographic proximity switch
A vehicle switch is provided that includes a substrate. A holographic film is positioned on the substrate. A first light source and a second light source are...
US-1,016,4450 Early alert of battery thermal state based on voltage
A battery management controller includes input channels to receive a voltage signal from a battery and output channels to provide diagnostic signals to an...
US-1,016,4433 Adjusting electrified vehicle operation to balance electrical grid
A method for balancing electrical grid production with electrical grid demand, according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other...
US-1,016,4303 Traction battery thermal management systems and methods
A battery thermal management system includes an inner housing containing a plurality of battery cells, and an outer housing enclosing the inner housing. A fluid...
US-1,016,4273 Apparatus and method for heating a fuel cell stack
An apparatus for heating a fuel cell stack in a cold start mode is provided. The apparatus comprises a fuel cell stack, a boost converter, and a controller. The...
US-1,016,3351 Enhanced lane detection
A roadway lane of a host vehicle is determined based on a sound from an impact between a tire of the host vehicle and a set of protrusions in a roadway. A...
US-1,016,3279 Method to adjust fuel economy readings for stored energy
Methods and systems are provided for compensating an instantaneous fuel economy reading for stored energy. One method comprises, when a vehicle undergoes a...
US-1,016,3278 Method for sharing and receiving vehicle fuel quality alerts
Methods and systems are provided for a vehicle wirelessly communicating with a central server. In one example, a method may include monitoring faults and...
US-1,016,3273 Method and system for operating mobile applications in a vehicle
In various embodiments, a user interacts with remotely executing mobile applications from a vehicle. The vehicle may include at least one computer that includes...
US-1,016,3074 Vehicle-based methods and systems for managing personal information and events
Various embodiments may include a vehicle-based system and method for managing a user's personal information and events. A user's personal communications (such...
US-1,016,3015 Detecting foliage using range data
A system for detecting and identifying foliage includes a tracking component, a tracking parameters component, and a classification component. The tracking...
US-1,016,2625 Vehicle control storage methods and systems
A vehicle can include methods and systems to update controls for a plurality of vehicle systems that operate using updatable controls, wherein each control is...
US-1,016,1760 Systems, methods, and devices for communicating drive history path attributes
A method for providing path attributes to controllers in a vehicle includes managing a subscription list that indicates what type of messages or data to which...
US-1,016,1426 Transmission and transmission clutch system
A transmission includes a case, a clutch pack, a piston. The case defines a bore that transitions along a step from a first to a second diameter. The piston is...
US-1,016,1365 Expansion shear pin for use with thread-forming screw
A coupling system for attaching a first part to a second part using a locator and expansion shear pin is disclosed. The first part has a first flange and may be...
US-1,016,1362 Systems and methods for an exhaust gas recirculation mixer
Methods and systems are provided for a mixer. In one example, a system may include an EGR mixing having a downstream surface with a plurality of venturi tubes...
US-1,016,1354 Composite combustion engine
A combustion engine is provided that includes an engine block with a fiber material in a resin. The engine block defines a piston bore and a bore liner...
US-1,016,1351 Gaseous fuel system and method for an engine
A vehicle method for gaseous fuel loss detection, including for each of a high and low pressure portion of a fuel system including a gaseous fuel, indicating...
US-1,016,1349 Method and system for fuel system control
Methods and systems are provided for increasing a lift pump voltage to a high threshold voltage responsive to a DI pump efficiency being below a threshold...
US-1,016,1347 Zero flow lubrication for a high pressure fuel pump
Methods and systems are providing for improving zero flow lubrication (ZFL) of a high pressure fuel pump coupled to direct fuel injectors via a direct injection...
US-1,016,1346 Adjusting pump volume commands for direct injection fuel pumps
Methods are provided for controlling a direct injection fuel pump, wherein a solenoid spill valve is energized and de-energized according to certain conditions....
US-1,016,1344 Leaky injector mitigation action for vehicles during idle stop
Methods and systems are provided for mitigating the effects of a leaky fuel injector during vehicle idle stop conditions. In one example, a method may include...
US-1,016,1336 System and method for determining valve operation
Systems and methods for determining operation of a cylinder deactivating/reactivating device are disclosed. In one example, degradation of the cylinder...
US-1,016,1334 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...
US-1,016,1332 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...
US-1,016,1326 Methods and systems for cylinder misfire detection
Methods and systems are provided for detecting cylinder misfire in a vehicle engine via a plurality of sensors, based on dual mass flywheel (DMF) operating...
US-1,016,1324 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...
US-1,016,1319 Method and system to provide engine torque
An exemplary method of providing torque-assist to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine includes, among other things, assisting a rotation of the...
US-1,016,1303 Systems and methods for generating auxiliary torque
Systems and methods for generating auxiliary torque are provided. In one example, a method for controlling a supercharger comprises, responsive to requested...
US-1,016,1290 Cooling system for an internal combustion engine
An engine cooling system is provided with an internal combustion engine defining a head cooling jacket and a block cooling jacket in a split flow configuration....
US-1,016,1177 Anti-pinch moonroof and associated method
A motor vehicle according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a moonroof, a roof rail, a wire adjacent the roof rail,...
US-1,016,1174 Vehicle having a braked sliding door
A vehicle has a sliding door fitted with a rotatable brake member to apply a braking force to the sliding door when the vehicle is on a slope. The brake member...
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