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US-1,000,5463 System and method for generating vacuum via an engine
Methods and systems for improving vacuum generation for an engine that may be operated at higher altitudes are presented. In one non-limiting example, a...
US-1,000,5462 System and method for operating a transmission during an engine stop and start for a rolling vehicle
Methods and systems for improving operation of a vehicle driveline that includes an engine and an automatic transmission with a torque converter are presented....
US-1,000,5461 Brake assisted vehicle engine restart on a road grade
A method for restarting an engine of a vehicle stopped on a grade, comprising the steps of engaging a gear of a transmission through which the engine and wheels...
US-1,000,5453 System and method for coordinated operation of integrated starter generator and power converter in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a hybrid powertrain with a motor/generator electrically coupled to a high-voltage bus to provide propulsion. The vehicle also includes an...
US-1,000,5448 Load based engine start-stop control
An engine control system for a vehicle includes a controller that initiates a start of the engine in response to a state of charge (SOC) of a battery falling...
US-1,000,5406 Attachment sleeve and vehicle interior trim employing the same
An attachment sleeve to attach an article to a base comprises first and second walls connected to each other with a first wall angle there-between, a first...
US-1,000,5404 Integrated electronic device holder for cup holder
A cup holder assembly includes a door configured for translation between an open and a closed configuration, at least one receiver sidewall, and at least one...
US-1,000,5396 Retractable truck bed extender with removable support
An apparatus for extending a vehicle bed includes a tailgate having first and second retractable members adapted for being recessed within the tailgate and for...
US-1,000,5387 Vehicle locator system
A vehicle locator system may include a sensor in communication with a lighting system, a wireless transceiver, an illumination assembly received within a...
US-1,000,5375 Vehicle system and method for controlling torque delivery during transmission engagements with road grade and...
A method includes controlling a torque output of an electric machine of an electrified vehicle based on estimated loads present during a transmission engagement...
US-1,000,5372 Virtual assessment of battery state of health in electrified vehicles
A vehicle includes a traction battery and a controller programmed to operate the traction battery according to an estimated value of a battery state of health...
US-1,000,5361 Mobile computer retainer for display of vehicle operational data
A vehicle including a mobile computer retainer disposed directly forward of the operator's seat. The mobile computer retainer holds a mobile computer, which...
US-1,000,5359 Manual transmission driving assistant
A vehicle with a manual transmission includes vibration devices on the clutch pedal and the accelerator pedal. To assist the driver, a controller activates...
US-1,000,5352 Electrical bicycle modular powertrain
A drive unit for a vehicle includes a drive unit spindle. The drive unit spindle extends along an axis for connecting the drive unit to the vehicle. The drive...
US-1,000,5350 Traction battery securing assembly and method
An exemplary traction battery securing assembly includes, among other things, a platform to support a battery pack, and a bracket supporting the platform in a...
US-1,000,5349 Structural underbody support in a vehicle
A vehicle frame and underbody assembly includes a pair of longitudinal frame rails and a rear bumper assembly connected to the frame rails via crush cans. A...
US-1,000,5342 Removable vehicle windowpane assembly
A vehicle comprising: a removable windowpane assembly comprising an unretractable windowpane and a door-attachment projection attached to the unretractable...
US-1,000,5341 Air guide nozzle for ventilating the interior of a motor vehicle
The invention relates to an air guide nozzle (1) for ventilating the interior of a motor vehicle, the air guide nozzle having an air outlet duct (3) at the...
US-1,000,5224 Method for forming a headliner
A headliner includes a ceiling and an edge flange extending away from the ceiling. The edge flange has a backing section at a free end and a wall section...
US-1,000,5118 Method for joining components made of high-strength steel
A method for the joining of hollow profiles made from high-strength steel, in particular to form a motor vehicle frame, the hollow profiles being connected to...
US-1,000,4286 Glove having conductive ink and method of interacting with proximity sensor
A glove is provided that includes a body configured to engage a hand and a plurality of finger sheaths configured to cover fingers of the hand. The glove also...
US-1,000,4024 Method and apparatus for varied-host shared vehicular remote connectivity
A system includes a processor configured to wirelessly broadcast connection credentials including host identification, responsive to a group-creation...
US-1,000,3113 Fastening assembly and method
An exemplary fastening assembly includes a washer having a washer bore to receive a shank of a fastener, and a gasket secured about a radially outer perimeter...
US-1,000,3089 Multilayer coating for corrosion resistant metal bipolar plate for a PEMFC
The present disclosure includes a fuel cell bipolar plate including a coating and methods for forming the coating. The bipolar plate may include a steel...
US-1,000,3081 Catalyst assembly and method of making the same
According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a catalyst assembly. In one embodiment, the catalyst assembly includes a two-dimension (2-D)...
US-1,000,3052 Compression limiters for electrified vehicle battery assemblies
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a compression limiter including a body and an...
US-1,000,2470 Method and apparatus for predictive driving demand modeling
A system includes a processor configured to record vehicle inputs during travel over a predefined distance. The processor is also configured to record...
US-1,000,2467 Apparatus and method of error monitoring with a diagnostic module
A vehicle computer system configured to communicate with a mobile device, comprising a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with the mobile device....
US-1,000,2082 Method and apparatus for cyclical key-off file replacement
A system includes a processor configured to erase external working memory and program a target image of an authenticated update file into the erased working...
US-1,000,1197 Multiple speed transmission with integrated low range
A transmission gearing arrangement includes four simple planetary gear sets, a range selection clutch, and five other clutches including one brake. The...
US-1,000,1191 Pneumatically tuned vehicle powertrain mounts
A system for securing a powertrain component to a body structure of a vehicle may include first and second mounts each having a base and a first elastomeric...
US-1,000,1181 Method for producing a brake disk and a brake disk
The disclosure relates to a brake disk and a method for producing a brake disk. The method may include roughening at least some area(s) of a surface of the main...
US-1,000,1175 Transmission output shaft
A transmission includes a case, a torque sensor, and a two-piece output shaft. The torque sensor is attached to the case and defines an inner diameter. The...
US-1,000,1094 Engine variable charge motion system
Methods and systems are provided for introducing a charge motion to a cylinder via a protrusion system coupled to an intake port of an engine. In one example, a...
US-1,000,1093 Intake manifold having slosh prevention baffles
A method and system to restrict the flow of accumulated liquid water from the intake manifold into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine by reducing...
US-1,000,1089 Sludge detection and compensation for the continuously variable compressor recirculation valve
Methods and systems are provided for improving boost pressure control by adjusting a variable compressor recirculation valve. In one example, a method may...
US-1,000,1088 Convection heating assisted engine-off natural vacuum test
Methods and systems are provided for conducting an engine off natural vacuum test in a vehicle in order to indicate the presence or absence of undesired...
US-1,000,1045 Non-intrusive air/fuel sensor diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a fault condition of an exhaust gas oxygen sensor downstream of a catalyst in an exhaust system of a vehicle. In...
US-1,000,0961 Temperature control for powered vehicle doors
A vehicle door controller is disclosed. The vehicle door controller is in communication with an actuator configured to control a door and is further in...
US-1,000,0948 Crash safety locking device for a motor vehicle door
A locking device is provided for a door of a motor vehicle. That locking device includes a pin having a first end fixed to the door and a second end including...
US-1,000,0947 Auto-lock system for door window frame lateral retention
A lateral impact retention system for a vehicle door includes a door window frame retainer configured for mounting to the vehicle body and a pivoting catch...
US-1,000,0241 Rocker reinforcement bracket having anti-corrosion holes
A bracket for a rocker panel assembly includes a first flange and a second flange. The second flange is at an end of a body opposite the first flange and...
US-1,000,0213 Spare tire detection
A pressure of a spare tire of a vehicle is determined. Whether the spare tire is installed is determined based at least in part on the pressure. A vehicle...
US-1,000,0207 Vehicle hitch detection system and method
A vehicle hitch detection system is provided. The vehicle hitch detection system includes a camera arranged to capture images of a vehicle hitch and a...
US-1,000,0203 EV mode shift strategy for hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes and an engine, a motor, a transmission, and a controller. The transmission is configured is to receive power from the engine and the motor....
US-1,000,0186 Belt assembly including plus-two-point belt reminder
A plus-two-point belt system is disclosed. The plus-two-point belt system includes a longitudinal webbing anchored at a first end to a seat and fixed at a...
US-1,000,0176 Vehicle seat part
A vehicle seat part has a cover with a tear seam and an airbag module with an airbag and a force concentrator. The force concentrator partially surrounds the...
US-1,000,0172 Detecting hazards in anticipation of opening vehicle doors
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting hazards in anticipation of opening vehicle doors. Vehicle sensors...
US-1,000,0171 Vehicle energy-absorbing device
An energy-absorbing device includes a beam having a longitudinal axis and a plurality of lobes attached to and positioned sequentially along the beam. The lobes...
US-1,000,0159 Storage bin system for a motor vehicle
A storage bin system is provided for a motor vehicle. That storage bin system includes a first cargo compartment sidewall having a first storage cavity with a...
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