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US-1,010,9829 Support assembly for traction battery
A vehicle traction battery assembly including an array of stacked prismatic can cases and a support structure is provided. Each of the can cases may define a...
US-1,010,9823 Battery pack cover system
A battery pack includes an enclosure assembly including a tray and a cover system secured relative to the tray. The cover system includes a first cover and a...
US-1,010,9176 Power generation shutdown alert
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, communicating an alert to a location remote from a vehicle in...
US-1,010,8197 Deceleration determination of a vehicle
A current state of a vehicle can be identified. At least a minimum acceleration capability of the vehicle is determined. A desired acceleration profile to...
US-1,010,8191 Driver interactive system for semi-autonomous modes of a vehicle
Method and apparatus are disclosed for a driver interactive system for semi-autonomous modes of a vehicle. An example disclosed vehicle with semiautonomous...
US-1,010,7847 Diagnostic method for contactor resistance failure
A diagnostic method for contact resistance failure includes estimating electrical contact surface resistance of at least one contactor, determining a faulted...
US-1,010,7672 Systems and methods for fuel level estimation
Methods and systems are provided for estimating fuel levels in a fuel tank. In one example, a method may comprise adjusting estimates of a fuel level in a fuel...
US-1,010,7638 Vehicle seat with system and method for communicating navigation instructions
A vehicle includes a navigation system outputting at least one route guidance instruction and a vehicle seat having a plurality of inflatable bladders therein...
US-1,010,7398 Extruded gasket side by side end cut system
An extruded interlocking flexible gasket with a first side with at a least one first side spline and at least one first side groove on the gasket to be...
US-1,010,7390 Torque converter clutch engagement pressure
A vehicle may include a controller configured to, in response to an accelerator pedal release and an expected regenerative braking event, increase an engagement...
US-1,010,7350 Folding bellows for use with a vehicle subassembly
A folding bellows for protecting an interior of the folding bellows effectively from environmental influences and managing pressure changes in the interior. The...
US-1,010,7346 Dry friction damped metallic material and methods of manufacturing and using same
A method and system for improving the vibration damping properties in a metal product are disclosed. The product incorporates a dry friction, layered metallic...
US-1,010,7343 Thermoelectric energy recovery from a brake system
An exemplary brake assembly includes a brake pad, an actuator that selectively moves the brake pad to contact a rotor, and a thermoelectric generator device...
US-1,010,7296 Turbocharger systems and method to prevent compressor choke
Systems and methods are provided for a turbocharger compressor, where the system may comprise: an actuatable annular disk comprising choke slots therein; an...
US-1,010,7248 Combined coolant and transmission pump motor drive for stop-start vehicle
A vehicle includes an internal combustion engine having an auto stop function, an electric pump motor drivably coupled to a transmission pump and a heat...
US-1,010,7236 Exhaust gas temperature regulation in a bypass duct of an exhaust gas recirculation system
An exhaust gas recirculation system is provided in a motor vehicle to pass exhaust gas out of an exhaust tract into an intake tract of a motor vehicle, said...
US-1,010,7233 Evaporative emissions diagnostics for a multi-path purge ejector system
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a high load purge line of a boosted engine system for undesired evaporative emissions. In one example, a method...
US-1,010,7220 Systems and methods for a split exhaust engine system
Methods and systems are provided for operating a split exhaust engine system that provides blowthrough air and exhaust gas recirculation to an intake passage...
US-1,010,7219 Method and system for engine cold-start
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting engine cranking speed, fueling, and spark initiation to increase fuel vaporization during cold-start conditions....
US-1,010,7217 System and method for determining engine knock
Systems and methods for detecting and controlling knock in an engine are presented. In one example, engine knock sensors are selected based on whether or not...
US-1,010,7216 System and method for reactivating engine cylinders
Systems and methods for operating an engine with deactivating valves are presented. In one example, deactivated valves may be reactivated to increase a rate of...
US-1,010,7213 Method and system for exhaust gas recirculation and heat recovery
Methods and systems are provided for a single heat exchanger coupled to a main exhaust passage upstream of one or more exhaust catalysts or in between two...
US-1,010,7208 System and method to operate an engine
Systems and methods for controlling operation of deactivated engine cylinders are presented. In one example, intake valve timing of deactivated engine cylinders...
US-1,010,7184 Method and system for wastegate control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a wastegate coupled to a turbine. In one example, a method may include during steady engine operation,...
US-1,010,7182 Method and system for improving turbocharger efficiency
Methods and systems are provided for enhancing turbocharger performance for a boosted engine system configured to operate with a pattern of deactivated...
US-1,010,7180 Two-stage supercharging internal combustion engine having an exhaust-gas aftertreatment arrangement, and method...
A supercharged internal combustion engine includes at least two exhaust-gas turbochargers arranged in series, wherein a first exhaust-gas turbocharger serves as...
US-1,010,6210 Compact efficient system to quickly raise and slowly lower an air dam
A front air dam assembly for a vehicle includes a translatable front air deflecting panel for altering an airflow beneath the vehicle, a deploying mechanism for...
US-1,010,6208 Tailgate assembly with integrated table and seating subassembly
A tailgate assembly includes a tailgate having an internal storage compartment. A table and seating subassembly is displaceable between a stowed position held...
US-1,010,6206 Structural storage compartment in a vehicle cabin
An autonomous vehicle can include a front seat facing rearward, and a rear seat facing forward. This provides a common foot or leg area between the seats that...
US-1,010,6204 Vehicle joint assembly with expandable structural material
A vehicle joint assembly may include a lower housing, an upper housing, an expandable material, first and second vehicle components, and a fastener. The lower...
US-1,010,6197 Device and assembly for protecting a front end module of a motor vehicle
A protection assembly for a front end module of a motor vehicle includes a bumper beam, a subframe and a protection device bridging between the bumper beam and...
US-1,010,6193 Enhanced yaw rate trailer angle detection initialization
A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer includes a sensor module adapted to attach to the trailer and generate a trailer yaw rate or a...
US-1,010,6190 Methods and apparatus for determining kinetic friction in electromechanical steering actuators
Methods and apparatus for determining kinetic friction in electromechanical steering actuators are disclosed herein. In some examples, the apparatus comprises a...
US-1,010,6172 Shared vehicle system
A selection for a shared vehicle is received. Whether the shared vehicle is in view of a user device camera is determined. At least one of directions to the...
US-1,010,6162 Methods and system for starting an engine
Systems and methods for starting an engine of a hybrid powertrain or driveline that includes an engine and a driveline disconnect clutch are described. In one...
US-1,010,6150 Methods and system for operating a hybrid vehicle
Methods and systems are provided for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle that includes an internal combustion engine, an electric machine, and a...
US-1,010,6149 Torque converter clutch engagement pressure control for regenerative braking
A vehicle system may include a controller configured to increase, after a specified delay, an engagement pressure of a torque converter clutch prior to...
US-1,010,6148 Electric machine torque control during transient phase of bypass clutch
A vehicle includes an engine having a crankshaft, a transmission, an electric machine, and at least one controller. The transmission includes a torque converter...
US-1,010,6146 Method and system for torque control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing torque pulsations during hybrid engine shutdown and restarts. A valve actuating mechanism may be actuated to...
US-1,010,6145 Adaptive control of backlash in a vehicle powertrain
A system and method for controlling backlash in a vehicle powertrain includes the step of controlling a torque request of the powertrain with a first control...
US-1,010,6137 Adjustment of maximum brake pump speed based on rate of change of target deceleration
Method and apparatus are disclosed for adjustment of maximum brake pump speed based on target and measured decelerations. An example vehicle includes a brake...
US-1,010,6106 Automated driving solution gateway
A gateway module of a vehicle may be in communication with vehicle components over a vehicle bus and with an autonomous driving system over a non-vehicle bus...
US-1,010,6103 Guide rib structure for sliding mechanism
A sliding mechanism a first part and a second part adapted for sliding translation within the first part. A guide rib structure is included on the first part to...
US-1,010,6093 Motor vehicle drawer assembly
A motor vehicle drawer assembly is disclosed having a slideable drawer and a moveable plate housed in a casing. The drawer and the plate both have overlying...
US-1,010,6092 Expandable and reconfigurable console
A center console includes a base and a bin supported on the base. The bin has a first section and a second section that define a variable volume storage...
US-1,010,6089 Track assisted sliding tray cargo cover
A vehicle having a cargo area accessible through a lift gate opening frame and partially defined by a floor and side quarter panels is provided. The vehicle...
US-1,010,6087 Detachable workpiece support apparatus for a tailgate step
A workpiece support is provided for a pickup truck tailgate. The tailgate includes a retractable step including a pair of step support members. The attachment...
US-1,010,6080 Systems and methods for delivering discrete autonomous in-vehicle notifications
Method and apparatus are disclosed for providing discrete autonomous notifications to a passenger of a vehicle. An example vehicle includes a plurality of...
US-1,010,6078 Vehicle lamp assembly
A vehicle overhead console is provided herein. The vehicle overhead console includes a housing and a substrate defining a cavity therebetween. A light source is...
US-1,010,6076 Three mode police mirror
A warning indicator system for a vehicle side-view mirror includes light sources disposed to emit light in patterns and/or colors visible through a partially...
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