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US-1,020,7696 Timing transmission gearing shifts for a hybrid electric powertrain
A transmission shift is timed for a hybrid electric powertrain as a function of a torque capacity of an electric machine relative to a shifting torque required...
US-1,020,7648 Multi-configurable cargo panel system
A vehicle having a cargo area includes a first cargo panel having a first recess extending into the first cargo panel, and a second cargo panel having a second...
US-1,020,7641 Vehicle proximity indicator
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising an end facing an external object, at least one vehicle light positioned adjacent to the end and projecting a light...
US-1,020,7637 Dome light assembly for a motor vehicle
A dome light assembly is provided for mounting to a headliner in a motor vehicle. That dome light assembly includes a mounting bracket having a flange engaging...
US-1,020,7636 Seatbelt stowage assembly
A seatbelt stowage assembly comprises a housing including an outer rim and a cover and further defining a compartment. The housing is disposed within a...
US-1,020,7628 Vehicle light assemblies
A vehicle includes a bezel defining a lamp cavity. A lamp assembly includes a base slide coupled with the bezel. A lamp slide is slidably coupled with the base...
US-1,020,7623 Portable entertainment support system for a pickup truck box
An entertainment support system is attached to a pickup truck having a plurality of receptacles in sidewalls of a truck box spaced above a truck bed. The...
US-1,020,7614 Resettable armrest bracket, armrest mounting system and method of mitigating injury in event of a side impact
An armrest mounting system includes an armrest having at least one projecting mount, a door inner including an inner margin defining an armrest accommodation...
US-1,020,7610 Articulating locking mechanism for a seatback
An articulating locking mechanism includes a support bracket having a receiving slot and a retaining flange. A pivot member is received in the receiving slot. A...
US-1,020,7609 Vehicle seat back with feature for grasping of seatbelt
A seat assembly for a vehicle includes a seat back having a cushion surface forming a bolster along a lateral edge thereof, a recess formed in the bolster, and...
US-1,020,7600 Inflatable air cushion system and seat assemblies including the same
The present disclosure provides an inflatable air cushion system of a vehicle seat. The inflatable air cushion system includes an inflatable air cushion...
US-1,020,7596 Adaptive identification of the wiring resistance in a traction battery
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a controller coupled to the traction battery and having a memory, the controller being programmed to control the...
US-1,020,7583 Post-impact control system
A control system in a vehicle includes a sensor and a control module. The sensor is programmed to detect an impact to the vehicle while the vehicle is in a...
US-1,020,7567 Heater core isolation valve position detection
A vehicle is disclosed that has multiple coolant paths selected by control of a three-way valve in which the position of the valve is detectable. A method for...
US-1,020,7560 Roadway-crossing-anomaly detection system and method
A method for improving the safety and comfort of a vehicle driving over a railroad track, cattle guard, or the like. The method may include receiving, by a...
US-1,020,6314 Power module assembly and manifold
A vehicle power module assembly including a stacked array of module frames, a manifold, and a pair of endplates is provided. The stacked array of module frames...
US-1,020,5890 Systems, methods, and devices for rendering in-vehicle media content based on vehicle sensor data
A system for providing media content in a vehicle includes a content component, a noise component, and a closed captioning component. The content component is...
US-1,020,5338 Illuminated vehicle charging assembly
A wireless vehicle charging system is provided herein. The charging system includes a charging station having a power source and a charging station interface...
US-1,020,4729 Inductor cooling systems and methods
Inductor cooling systems and methods are disclosed. A vehicle may include a transmission case including a coolant inlet and an inductor assembly having a flange...
US-1,020,4280 Vehicle exterior light outage
A computer includes a processor that is programmed to activate a vehicle exterior light, and measure a luminance in a predetermined region outside the vehicle...
US-1,020,4024 Sent error generator
A test generator includes a computer programmed to receive at least one input instruction including a message to be transmitted by the test generator and an...
US-1,020,3032 Updating shifting profiles for adaptive transmissions
A computer having a processor and memory that stores instructions executable by the processor, wherein the computer is programmed to: receive adaptive...
US-1,020,2947 Multiple tap aspirator with leak passage
Systems and methods are provided for engine systems including a multiple tap aspirator with a throat tap and a diffuser tap. Suction passages coupled to the...
US-1,020,2945 Method and device for controlling a motor-vehicle internal combustion engine fitted with a fuel injection...
Embodiments are provided herein for controlling a motor-vehicle internal combustion engine fitted with a fuel injection system and an exhaust gas recirculation...
US-1,020,2934 Cylinder head
A cylinder head for an internal combustion comprises a plurality of exhaust outlets distributed along a longitudinal axis of the cylinder head, wherein the...
US-1,020,2933 Combined oil filter and restrictor assembly
A combined oil filter and restrictor assembly is disclosed having an oil flow restrictor interposed between first and second filters so that, irrespective of...
US-1,020,2923 Method for estimating intake air humidity
Embodiments for estimating intake air humidity in an engine are provided. In one example, an engine method comprises adjusting an engine parameter in response...
US-1,020,2917 System and method to filter engine signals
Systems and methods for controlling an engine with cylinders that may be selectively activated and deactivated are presented. In one example, coefficients of a...
US-1,020,2914 Method to determine canister load
Methods and systems are provided for determining a load of a canister included in an evaporative emissions system of a vehicle. One example method comprises...
US-1,020,2913 Method and system for boosted engine system
Methods and systems are provided for operating an electric supercharger as an on-board air pump and/or vacuum pump. During conditions when a vehicle is not...
US-1,020,2912 System and method for reducing variable compression ratio engine shutdown shake
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a compression ratio of a variable compression ratio (VCR) engine during engine shutdown. In one example, a method...
US-1,020,2911 Method and system for an engine for detection and mitigation of insufficient torque
A method may include restricting cam movement while the vehicle is moving in response to an oil pressure below a threshold oil pressure, and an engine speed...
US-1,020,2910 System and method for selective cylinder deactivation
Embodiments for operating an engine with skip fire are provided. In one example, a method comprises during a skip fire mode or during a skip fire mode...
US-1,020,2908 Oil pressure control for a variable camshaft timing system
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an oil pressure supplied to an engine and a variable cam timing (VCT) responsive to a condition of the VCT...
US-1,020,2898 Method and system for fuel injection control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a fuel direct injection split ratio and injection timing in a variable compression ratio engine. In one example,...
US-1,020,2889 Degas bottle having centrifugal air separator for use in engine cooling system
A degas bottle for inducing a cyclonic direction of flow to incoming coolant is disclosed. The degas bottle includes a body and an air separator having a...
US-1,020,2888 Engine air path cooling system
Methods and systems are provided for selectively re-cooling intake air downstream of a charge air cooler. In one example, a system may include a cylinder head...
US-1,020,2161 Electric bicycle
A bicycle includes a frame including first and second segments pivotable relative to each other between a folded position and an unfolded position. A magnet is...
US-1,020,2152 Pickup box header and integrated toolbox assembly
A pickup truck box assembly may include a header, an extruded upper rail, and a toolbox. The header may include a first flange extending at an angle away from a...
US-1,020,2144 Vehicle curvature determination
A current state of a vehicle is identified. Vehicle path curvature limits are determined. A curvature performance profile to follow is determined based at least...
US-1,020,2120 Methods and system for decelerating a vehicle
A method for improving operation of a vehicle that includes an engine, a transmission, and a torque converter clutch is disclosed. In one example, the method...
US-1,020,2106 Vehicle trailer detection
Method and apparatus are disclosed for vehicle trailer detection. An example vehicle includes an accelerometer and an electronic stability control unit. The...
US-1,020,2081 Package tray assembly including hidden expandable storage system
A package tray assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. The package tray assembly includes a package tray having a vehicle forward end, a vehicle rearward end...
US-1,020,2069 Illuminated vehicle container assembly and container illumination method
An exemplary vehicle container assembly includes an outer bin, an inner bin received within the outer bin, and a lighting assembly that illuminates an interior...
US-1,020,2060 Seat leveler for transporting cargo
A seat leveler device is configured for use with a vehicle seating assembly having a rearwardly inclined seating surface. The seat leveler device includes a...
US-1,020,2043 Structure to optimize electricity generation in a vehicle
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide system for optimizing electricity generation in a vehicle by managing temperature in vehicle engine and...
US-1,020,2028 Vehicle Traction Battery Sub-Frame Assembly
A vehicle underbody including a rear underbody structure, a rear differential, a sub-frame, and a traction battery is provided. The rear differential is mounted...
US-1,020,2026 Multi-panel moonroof and method of using the same
A moonroof for a motor vehicle according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first panel, a second panel, and a...
US-1,020,2024 Vehicle door assembly with removable door panel for easy ingress and egress
A vehicle door assembly includes a primary door body having a receiver, a removable interior door panel and a retainer. That retainer secures the removable...
US-1,020,2009 Trailer hitch architecture adaptable to multiple conventional drawbar sizes having drawbar adaptor...
The disclosed inventive concept provides a trailer hitch arrangement for use with a drawbar that is adaptable to universally use a high strength conventional...
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