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US-1,037,7269 Method of controlling a vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle includes a front seating assembly and a rear seating assembly. An occupant sensor senses occupancy of the front seating assembly. A proximity sensor...
US-1,037,7264 Vehicle conductive charge port having cooling infrastructure
A vehicle conductive charge port is configured to conductively transfer charging current from an external source to the vehicle for charging a traction battery...
US-1,037,7247 High voltage battery contactor arrangement for DC fast charging
A charging system for a high voltage battery includes a pair of contactors each electrically connected to one of positive and negative terminals of the battery...
US-1,037,7243 Electrified vehicle energy dissipation
An exemplary electrified vehicle assembly includes a coolant circuit and a controller configured to selectively direct energy into at least one component of the...
US-1,037,7234 Vehicle ignition systems and methods
Methods and systems are disclosed for activating a vehicle ignition system. An example vehicle includes an ignition system, a plurality of sensors, and a...
US-1,037,7226 Vehicular duct system and duct support method utilizing a supportive and compliant skeleton
An exemplary vehicular duct system includes, among other things, a duct wall of a first material composition, and a skeleton of a different, second material...
US-1,037,7218 Reinforced heel kick assembly and heel kick reinforcement method
An exemplary reinforcement assembly includes, among other things, a heel kick that extends horizontally between rockers of an electrified vehicle, and a...
US-1,037,7217 Power supply device
A vehicle power supply includes a housing, a backing plate, a power assembly, and a clamp. The housing has a bottom wall and a side wall. The backing plate...
US-1,037,7208 Use of discharge air sensors to control recirculation door during heat request
A heating system for a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle includes a blower motor, one or more vents, a heater core, and a controller in communication...
US-1,037,7205 Systems and methods for compressor clutch control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an air conditioning compressor clutch. In one example, a method includes monitoring a clutch of an air...
US-1,037,7173 Motor vehicle wheel module
A wheel module for a motor vehicle, the wheel module including a wheel carrier, a wheel hub, a wheel bearing separate from the wheel hub that supports the wheel...
US-D856,552 Vehicle tail lamp
US-D856,551 Vehicle front fog lamp
US-D856,251 Vehicle wheel
US-D856,250 Vehicle wheel
US-D856,248 Vehicle wheel
US-D856,243 Vehicle liftgate
US-D856,216 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D856,209 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-D856,202 Vehicle rear upper bumper cover
US-D856,200 Vehicle front lower grille
US-1,037,5764 Systems and methods for vehicle load current detection and control
Method and apparatus are disclosed for determining and controlling a vehicle load current and temperature through the use of a common current sensor. An example...
US-1,037,3316 Images background subtraction for dynamic lighting scenarios
A method and an apparatus for background subtraction highly applicable in autonomous driving scenarios are described. The method involves a reduction of...
US-1,037,3019 Low- and high-fidelity classifiers applied to road-scene images
Disclosures herein teach applying a set of sections spanning a down-sampled version of an image of a road-scene to a low-fidelity classifier to determine a set...
US-1,037,2996 Automatic vehicle leak detection
A vehicle controller receives images from a camera upon arrival and upon departure. A location of the vehicle may be tracked and images captured by the camera...
US-1,037,2270 Ultrasonic haptic control system
An ultrasonic haptic control system for a motor vehicle is provided. The system includes a steering wheel assembly comprising a ring-shaped member configured to...
US-1,037,2131 Vehicles changing lanes based on trailing vehicles
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for vehicles changing lanes based on trailing vehicles. An example vehicle includes a vehicle speed sensor to measure a...
US-1,037,2128 Sinkhole detection systems and methods
Example sinkhole detection systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method receives data from multiple sensors mounted to a vehicle and...
US-1,037,2121 Determination of continuous user interaction and intent through measurement of force variability
A system for controlling a vehicle from a remote device, such as a mobile device, is disclosed. In one embodiment, the mobile device includes a mobile phone. In...
US-1,037,1535 Automatic map generation
Map data is augmented using GPS traces captured by navigation systems of vehicles. A GPS trace is reduced to key points identified based on magnitude of bearing...
US-1,037,1296 No contact connectors
The present disclosure provides a pipe coupling that includes a coupling body, a first pack joint nut, and first and second sleeves. The coupling body is made...
US-1,037,1262 Transition gasket
A mechanical pipe joint assembly is provided that connects pipes of different diameters. The mechanical pipe joint assembly includes an annular pipe socket end...
US-1,037,1235 Multiple speed transmission
A family of transmission gearing arrangements produces nine forward and one reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of various combinations of three...
US-1,037,1215 Transmission and transmission clutch system
A vehicle transmission includes a first rotating element, second rotating element, first retainer ring, and second retainer ring. The first rotating element has...
US-1,037,1181 Traction battery enclosure clamping device and securing method
An exemplary battery assembly includes first and second pieces of an enclosure, a flange of the first piece, and a clamping device compressing together the...
US-1,037,1112 Methods and systems for activating a stop/start engine
Systems and methods for improving operation of a vehicle are presented. In one example, a controller notifies a human vehicle driver before electric power...
US-1,037,1102 Systems and methods for limited emissions refueling
A method is presented, comprising, during a first condition, including an active refueling event, receiving an indication of hydrocarbon breakthrough from the...
US-1,037,1088 Heat exchanger for a rankine cycle in a vehicle muffler
A vehicle is provided with an engine having an exhaust gas system comprising a muffler body containing a valve controlling exhaust gas flow through a tuning...
US-1,037,1079 Method and system for knock sensor rationality check
Methods and systems are provided for determining engine knock sensor degradation. In one example, a method may include sending an excitation signal to an...
US-1,037,1070 Active cylinder configuration for an engine including deactivating engine cylinders
Systems and methods for operating an engine with deactivating and non-deactivating valves are presented. A common engine block and cylinder head may be used in...
US-1,037,1068 Systems and methods for calibrating vehicle sensing devices
Methods and systems are provided for calibrating one or more vehicle sensors. In one example, a method comprises calibrating a sensor coupled to a vehicle and...
US-1,037,1037 Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas aftertreatment system and method for operating an internal...
An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The exhaust system includes an exhaust manifold receiving exhaust gas from a cylinder, an...
US-1,037,1034 Combination exhaust gas heat exchanger/noise reduction member
A combination exhaust gas heat exchanger and noise reduction unit is disclosed, whereby a heat exchanger and a noise reduction member are arranged side-by-side...
US-1,037,1031 Methods and systems for introducing reductant into an exhaust passage
Methods and systems are provided for an exhaust passage having a plurality of catalysts. In one example, a method may include injecting reductant via one or...
US-1,037,1028 Method and system for a particulate filter having a bypass
Methods and systems are provided for an emission control device that includes a particulate filter with a bypass. In one example, a method includes bypassing...
US-1,037,0238 Refueling systems and methods for mixed liquid and gaseous fuel
A fuel tank system, comprising: a fuel tank configured to store a liquid fuel and a pressurized gaseous fuel capable of partially dissolving in the liquid fuel;...
US-1,037,0044 Tire carriers for vehicles and related methods
Tire carriers for vehicles and related methods are disclosed. An example tire carrier includes a hinge to be pivotally coupled to a vehicle. A support arm has a...
US-1,037,0040 Vehicle impact absorbing structure
A vehicle body includes a floor side panel, a rocker panel, and a reinforcement structure. The floor side panel is secured to the rocker panel. The floor side...
US-1,037,0030 Trailer backup assist curvature control
A vehicle has a trailer backup steering input apparatus, a trailer backup assist control module coupled to the a trailer backup steering input apparatus, and an...
US-1,037,0005 Method and apparatus for vehicle valet control devices
A system includes a processor configured to place a vehicle into a valet mode, restricting vehicle usage. The processor is also configured to determine that a...
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