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US-1,011,4113 Ultrasound range correction
A vehicle system includes a processor having a memory. The processor is programmed to receive a first distance signal output by a radar sensor and calibrate an...
US-1,011,4079 System and method for identifying vehicle battery decay
A vehicle includes a traction battery. A controller is configured to operate the traction battery according to a capacity estimate. The capacity estimate is...
US-1,011,4058 System and method for high voltage leakage detection
A vehicle includes a traction battery capable of being selectively coupled to a voltage bus. An inverter selectively couples the voltage bus to an electric...
US-1,011,4041 Ground loop reduction apparatus
A voltage probe holster includes a support member disposed on a base. The support member defines a plurality of apertures sized to receive a plurality of...
US-1,011,3853 Methods for positioning rechargeable tire pressure monitoring sensors
Example systems and methods for aligning tire pressure monitoring sensors on a vehicle are disclosed. An example disclosed method includes positioning the front...
US-1,011,3643 Compression piston ring for an internal combustion engine
A compression ring for an engine piston includes an upper and lower face, and an inner face positioned between the upper and lower faces along an inner diameter...
US-1,011,3615 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement has four simple planetary gear sets and five or six shift elements. One embodiment has two brakes and three clutches and...
US-1,011,3611 Torsional vibration damper and engine assembly including the same
A torsional vibration damper mounted at a crankshaft of an engine is provided. The torsional vibration damper comprises a hub having a first mounting surface...
US-1,011,3586 Hydrodynamic axial plain bearing
Methods and systems are provided for a thrust bearing. In one example, a system may include a thrust bearing located adjacent to a crankshaft and a connecting...
US-1,011,3520 Intake manifold retention bracket for long-short runner control
A positioning bracket or a retention bracket to position an actuating arm connected to and at least partially external of an intake manifold, where the...
US-1,011,3502 Cylinder head for an internal combustion engine
A cylinder head includes an inner structural member having a plate forming a deck face of the cylinder head and forming at least one dished cylinder roof, and a...
US-1,011,3494 Fuel vapor flow based on road conditions
Methods and systems are provided for regulating engine operating parameters such as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) based on road roughness conditions. Based on...
US-1,011,3476 Hydraulic turbocharged engine with automatic start-stop
Methods and systems are provided for a vehicle engine including a turbocharger coupled to a hydraulic pump and hydraulic accumulator. In one example, a method...
US-1,011,3469 Method of protecting a diesel particulate filter from overheating
A method for preventing overheating of a diesel particulate filter during regeneration when an engine is idling may include using an electric machine to apply a...
US-1,011,3351 Intelligent vehicle access point opening system
Methods and apparatus pertaining to an intelligent vehicle access point opening system are provided. A method may involve detecting a presence of an object in a...
US-1,011,3338 Motor vehicle door lock status system and related method
A motor vehicle door lock status system is provided. That system includes a door lock actuator, a door lock status indicator for indicating lock status of the...
US-1,011,2660 Vehicle spare tire lift assembly
A tire lift assembly may include an upper plate, a rod, and a pair of handles. The rod may connect the upper plate to a trunk support surface spaced from the...
US-1,011,2655 Structural reinforcement for vehicle upper rear corner panel
A structural reinforcement assembly for a vehicle body structure is provided. The assembly may include a pillar portion, a roof cross member, and a bead...
US-1,011,2654 C-pillar assembly for vehicle body
A vehicle C-pillar assembly including a C-pillar, a rear quarter extension, and a rocker panel is provided. The rear quarter extension mounts to the C-pillar...
US-1,011,2646 Turn recovery human machine interface for trailer backup assist
A backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer includes an input receiving a backing command and outputting a control signal based thereon. A...
US-1,011,2613 Systems and methods for managing torque
A method of managing torque at a vehicle standstill includes outputting torque from a powertrain to satisfy a driver torque demand. The method also includes, in...
US-1,011,2612 Coordinated actuation of vehicle stop modes
A vehicle includes an engine operable in an auto stop-start (SS) mode. The engine is adapted to auto stop and auto start in the SS mode. The vehicle further...
US-1,011,2598 System and method of controlling engine torque of hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine and a motor selectively coupled by a clutch. A controller of the vehicle is programmed to, responsive to driver-demanded torque...
US-1,011,2597 Automatic drive mode selection
A vehicle includes, an engine, an electric machine having an associated battery, and a controller. The controller is configured to disable the engine and...
US-1,011,2596 Hybrid vehicle operating strategy during loss of motor controllability
A vehicle includes a hybrid powertrain. The hybrid powertrain includes an engine and an electric machine. In response to a loss of controllability of the...
US-1,011,2585 Vehicle cleanliness detection systems and methods
Example vehicle cleanliness detection systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method positions a vehicle proximate an image capture station...
US-1,011,2582 Windshield cleaning system and method
Disclosed herein is a windshield cleaning system including a computer in electronic communication with a windshield wiper controller, an image device, a fluid...
US-1,011,2573 Rotatably supported airbag
An assembly includes a base having a pinion. The assembly includes an airbag supported by the base. The assembly includes a rack configured to engage the...
US-1,011,2570 Seat supported airbag
A seating assembly for use in a vehicle includes a seat back and an airbag. The seat back has a bottom, a top, and a midpoint between the bottom and the top....
US-1,011,2556 Proximity switch having wrong touch adaptive learning and method
A proximity switch assembly and method are provided having wrong touch feedback and adaptive learning. The method includes the steps of detecting multiple...
US-1,011,2555 Package tray umbrella holder
A vehicle cargo space comprising a package tray and an umbrella drainage system is disclosed. The package tray cooperates with a rear seat defining a cargo area...
US-1,011,2554 Vehicle trim panel retainer
A vehicle trim panel retainer is provided. A vehicle door inner includes a bracket for extending into the interior passage, the bracket including an opening. A...
US-1,011,2537 Trailer angle detection target fade warning
A method of detecting degradation of an optical target on a trailer. The method includes generating a first set of data corresponding to optical characteristics...
US-1,011,2531 Vehicle badge with improved resolution
A vehicle badge is provided herein. A first number of light sources is configured to successively illuminate, wherein at least a majority of the first number of...
US-1,011,2516 Dual function stowable armrest
An armrest assembly for a vehicle includes a displaceable armrest element and a linkage assembly. The linkage assembly is configured for translating the...
US-1,011,2495 Vehicle wireless charging system including an inverter to control a voltage input to a vehicle power converter
A wireless vehicle charging system includes at least one controller configured to operate an inverter to control a voltage input to a power converter in a...
US-1,011,2487 System and method of maintaining high voltage battery charging with detected auxiliary battery fault
A system using a computer to be configured to perform particular actions by virtue of having software, firmware, hardware, or a combination installed. One...
US-1,011,2463 Vehicle door beam assembly
A vehicle door includes a door inner, a beam having a first end and a second end spaced from each other along a longitudinal axis, and a bracket. The bracket is...
US-1,011,2450 Tow-hook assembly
A retractable tow-hook assembly may include a vehicle frame and a bumper arranged thereon, a cable attached to the vehicle frame, and a tow-hook arranged at an...
US-D832,180 Vehicle wheel
US-D832,179 Vehicle wheel
US-D832,168 Vehicle front lower bumper cover center trim
US-D832,157 Vehicle rear lower bumper cover
US-D832,146 Vehicle exterior
US-D832,143 Vehicle exterior
US-D832,142 Vehicle exterior
US-1,011,0862 Video display with photo-luminescent dyes
A video display system includes a light source configured to generate light and a substrate having a plurality of pixels deposited on a first side of the...
US-1,011,0327 System and method for remote keyless system characterization
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for characterizing the radio frequency (RF) functionality of a vehicle remote keyless...
US-1,010,9901 Battery thermal interface material installation assembly and method
An exemplary thermal interface material installation method includes, among other things, moving a material through a conduit to a cavity within a battery...
US-1,010,9897 Battery thermal management system for electrified vehicle
A battery system includes a first battery module, a second battery module, a supply line, a return line, and a film heater. The supply and return lines are...
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