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US-1,011,8646 Chassis-subframe arrangement for improving crash protection
A chassis-subframe is attached to a vehicle body and is connected via a plurality of fasteners to high load-bearing body parts. The chassis subframe is...
US-1,011,8624 Torque converter having variable pitch stator and bypass clutch
A transmission includes a torque converter with both a variable pitch stator and a bypass clutch. These are controlled in two modes to maintain a target slip...
US-1,011,8610 Autonomous vehicle using path prediction
A controller in a host vehicle includes a processor and a memory storing processor-executable instructions. The processor is programmed to calculate an error...
US-1,011,8608 Method for engine laser ignition system
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a laser ignition system of an engine. In one example, a controller may operate the laser in a sealed cylinder...
US-1,011,8605 Methods and system for a hybrid vehicle
Methods and systems are provided for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle that includes an internal combustion engine, a rear drive unit electric machine,...
US-1,011,8593 Police vehicle monitor
Systems and methods are disclosed for a police vehicle monitor. An example disclosed police vehicle includes first beacons positioned on a chassis of the police...
US-1,011,8592 Diagnostic port protection to body control module
A body controller may monitor a vehicle bus for diagnostic requests received from a scan device connected to a diagnostic port when a vehicle perimeter alarm of...
US-1,011,8582 Restraint system
A restraint system includes a side air curtain, a sail panel, and a secondary cushion. The side air curtain is inflatable to an inflated position and has a top...
US-1,011,8570 Shift console for a motor vehicle
A shift console for a motor vehicle includes a receiving region for a shift lever. In order to provide a beverage holder for the central seat of a front seat...
US-1,011,8568 Vehicle badge having discretely illuminated portions
A badge includes a housing having a front viewable portion, a first light source disposed rearwardly of the viewable portion, a second light source disposed...
US-1,011,8562 Automatic sliding roof rail system
A system for providing storage on a vehicle roof is provided. The system comprises at least one partially hollow pillar for supporting the vehicle roof, a rail...
US-1,011,8558 Cargo securing mechanism for a trunk door of a vehicle
A vehicle trunk door includes a door panel. A hinge is coupled to the door panel for rotating the door panel between a plurality of rotational positions. A...
US-1,011,8546 Stop lamp and cargo lamp assembly
A stop lamp and cargo lamp system comprises a circuit board; a stop lamp mounted on the circuit board; a first cargo lamp assembly including a first cargo lamp...
US-1,011,8542 Vehicle side lighting arrangement
A vehicle comprising: a front, a rear, a first side, and a second side; a first light capable of emitting light from the first side; a controller in...
US-1,011,8538 Illuminated rack
A vehicle roof rack includes a first side-rail and a second side-rail. Each of the rails define a first groove and a second groove. The second is defined below...
US-1,011,8518 Passive air suspended seat comfort layer having areas of differing pressures
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seating frame. A plurality of cellular supports include multiple base cells and multiple support cells. The multiple...
US-1,011,8500 Battery capacity estimation based on open-loop and closed-loop models
A vehicle power system may include a controller programmed to output an electric only range indicator based on a change in capacity of a traction battery...
US-1,011,8499 Distance until charge prediction for vehicles
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a controller programmed to, in response to a first ignition cycle after a charging of the traction battery, output a...
US-1,011,8495 Vehicle power distribution having relay with integrated voltage converter
A vehicle power distribution system includes a battery having a nominal voltage, a vehicle electrical load having a supply voltage different than the nominal...
US-1,011,8471 Tonneau cover conceal and divide system
A vehicle cargo area is disclosed that includes support brackets supported on sides of the vehicle cargo areas. The support brackets are movable between a first...
US-1,011,8470 Method of re-initializing a vehicle power-operated moon roof or sunroof
A method for re-initializing a moon roof control system includes sequentially re-initializing first a sunshade controller and then a moon roof panel controller....
US-1,011,8460 Vehicle charge and climate control system
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and method of operation, which include an engine and an electric machine and storage battery coupled to power electronics, and a...
US-1,011,8452 Motor vehicle wheel suspension
A wheel suspension for a motor vehicle including a wheel carrier supporting a wheel. The wheel carrier connected via at least one upper camber link, a lower...
US-1,011,8083 Portable snow sports equipment locker
A portable snow sports equipment locker is disclosed. The portable snow sports equipment locker features a varying depth and tapered shape. A pair of doors...
US-D833,045 Vehicle headlight
US-1,011,7062 Method and apparatus for vehicular device-function control
A system includes a processor configured to transmit a series of impulses into a vehicle interior. The processor is also configured to receive data from a...
US-1,011,6249 Reduced ripple inverter for hybrid drive systems
A powertrain for a vehicle includes a wye wound electric machine and a controller. The electric machine is coupled with an inverter. The controller is...
US-1,011,5979 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 power converter, and a controller. The...
US-1,011,5025 Detecting visibility of a vehicle to driver of other vehicles
Example blind spot detection systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a primary vehicle detects a secondary vehicle ahead of the primary...
US-1,011,4156 Vehicle components utilizing infrared reflective detectable layer and infrared transmissive decorative layer
A vehicle body panel includes a substrate defining an exterior surface. A detectable layer is positioned on the exterior surface and is configured to interact...
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...
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