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US-1,002,9620 Hidden storage compartment within center console
A vehicle includes a console disposed between driver and passenger seats and adjacent an instrument panel. The console defines a storage area. The vehicle also...
US-1,002,9618 Removable and expandable storage unit for a motor vehicle
A storage unit is provided for a motor vehicle. That storage unit includes an expandable body and a connector that releasably secures the expandable body to a...
US-1,002,9617 Cover for a gap behind a rear seat backrest in a vehicle
A cover is provided for covering a gap between a rear seat backrest of a vehicle and a luggage space cover of the vehicle, which cover extends in the transverse...
US-1,002,9610 Lighting system and indicating method for a vehicle
An exemplary vehicle lighting system includes a braking indicator having a lens with a first region colored differently than a second region, and a control...
US-1,002,9608 Automatic vehicle lighting control
A vehicle includes headlights, a headlight switch, and a controller. The headlight switch may have automatic and override positions, and include a biasing...
US-1,002,9595 Center armrest lock
A locking assembly for a vehicle armrest includes a pivoting catch member disposed below an armrest body and a catch wire disposed on a seat back frame member....
US-1,002,9594 Seat suspension with maximized downward deflection feature
A seat assembly includes a seat frame assembly supporting a cushion carrier. A suspension system is suspended from the cushion carrier and includes one or more...
US-1,002,9573 Vehicle battery charging system notification
A battery electrical vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle includes a battery which may be charged by an electrical charging station coupled to the...
US-1,002,9546 Electric soft cap for pickup truck bed
A deployable cap assembly for a pickup truck bed includes a collapsible frame assembly, at least one motor operatively connected to the collapsible frame...
US-1,002,9535 Suspension system wear extent estimation
The present subject matter relates to a method for estimating extent of wear of a suspension system in a vehicle using a computing device. The baseline...
US-1,002,9524 Tow hook mounting structure for use with vehicle having curved frame
The disclosed inventive concept provides a robust tow hook mounting structure for use with vehicles having curved frames in which the tow hook remains fixed to...
US-1,002,7262 Pseudorandom PWM variation based on motor operating point
An electric drive for a vehicle uses an inverter circuit configured to provide a multi-phase AC drive signal to an electric machine according to a PWM drive...
US-1,002,7148 Portable electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) system
An electrified vehicle includes a surface, an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) system attachable to the surface, and a retention assembly configured to...
US-1,002,6998 Electric vehicle operation to manage battery capacity
Battery state of charge control systems and methods provide techniques to assist in managing battery capacity and battery life under various environmental,...
US-1,002,6317 Autonomous probability control
An action probability factor is developed based at least in part on a plurality of probability arrays predicting one or more probabilities of a deviation from...
US-1,002,6291 Methods and systems for workplace safety risk avoidance
A method is provided to avoid risk at a workplace. The method comprises establishing an indication including a first region with a first safety level at the...
US-1,002,6192 Color harmony verification system
A system for non-contact color harmony analysis is provided. The system may include an image acquisition system and an image analysis system. One or more...
US-1,002,5424 Vehicle with headlight control
A vehicle including: a headlight that produces a beam, a touchscreen, a camera, processor(s) configured to: (a) display images captured by the camera on the...
US-1,002,5319 Collision-warning system
A controller includes a processor and a memory storing processor-executable instructions in a host vehicle. The processor is programmed to designate a target...
US-1,002,4926 Method and device for monitoring at least one traction battery of a motor vehicle
A method for monitoring at least one traction battery of a motor vehicle includes the steps of determining basic data for the prediction of a deeply discharged...
US-1,002,4750 Cleaning cycle for capless refueling neck
A method for a vehicle, comprising: following a refueling event, venting a capless refueling assembly to a fuel tank; and then executing an evaporative...
US-1,002,4370 Hybrid transmission having electro-magnetically actuated pawl clutch
An electro-magnetically actuated pawl clutch is adapted to establish a fixed overdrive ratio in a powersplit type hybrid gearing arrangement. The...
US-1,002,4291 Engine start and stop control
A vehicle includes an engine and a brake system. The vehicle includes a controller configured to maintain an ignition state of the engine such that changes in...
US-1,002,4290 Method for controlling an engine during a restart
Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle, the engine being coupled to a transmission. One example method comprises,...
US-1,002,4281 Intake manifold integrated vacuum solenoid
An intake manifold integrated vacuum solenoid comprising a vacuum solenoid integrated into an intake manifold is provided. The solenoid includes a body and a...
US-1,002,4275 Condensate management system for an exhaust gas cooler and heat recovery device
Methods and systems are provided for condensate management in an EGR cooler of an engine system. In one example, an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system with...
US-1,002,4265 Systems and methods for estimating exhaust pressure
Methods and systems are provided for estimating exhaust pressure based on an exhaust air/fuel ratio sensor. In one example, a method may comprise estimating an...
US-1,002,4260 System for sensing particulate matter
Methods and systems are provided for a particulate matter sensor. In one example, the sensor may include a concave inlet for admitting exhaust gas from an...
US-1,002,4256 System and method for intake manifold pressure control
Systems and methods for operating an engine with deactivating and non-deactivating valves are presented. In one example, engine volumetric efficiency actuators...
US-1,002,4255 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-1,002,4254 Methods and systems for open loop and closed loop control of an exhaust gas recirculation system
Methods and systems are provided for estimating exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) flow in an engine including an EGR system. In one example, a method may include...
US-1,002,4252 Methods and systems for an exhaust gas recirculation system
Methods and systems are provided for an exhaust gas recirculation valve. In one example, a system may include a valve being cleaned following a delay subsequent...
US-1,002,4251 Method for crankcase ventilation in a boosted engine
Methods and systems are provided for ventilating a crankcase in a boosted engine. An example method may include selectively enabling one of crankcase...
US-1,002,4227 Method and system for boost pressure control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling boost pressure in a staged engine system comprising a turbocharger and an upstream electric supercharger based...
US-1,002,4226 Method and system for boost pressure control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling boost pressure in a staged engine system comprising a turbocharger and an upstream electric supercharger. In...
US-1,002,4083 Vehicle door latch with inertial lock
A vehicle door includes a latch mechanism having a fork-bolt that is configured to engage a striker and prevent opening of the vehicle door when the latch...
US-1,002,3244 Rear rail barrel nut reinforcement
A reinforcement assembly for a rear rail of a vehicle is disclosed that includes inner and outer bulwark brackets. The brackets include radially extending walls...
US-1,002,3229 Multi-mode trailer backup assist interface knob
A steering input apparatus for a trailer backup assist system includes a control element operable in a first movement mode into an instantaneous one of a...
US-1,002,3198 Method for determining a relative gradient of a roadway
A method for determining an incline in a road that is some distance ahead of a motor vehicle relative to the section of road that is currently being driven on...
US-1,002,3190 Method and control for operating a transmission in neutral
A vehicle powertrain includes an engine and a transmission coupled to the engine. The transmission has a first neutral state in which a first combination of...
US-1,002,3179 Minimizing engine pull-ups and gear shifts in a hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle includes powertrain components such as an engine, an automatic transmission, and a traction motor selectively coupled to the engine via a...
US-1,002,3177 System and method for engine starting in a hybrid vehicle based on engine stop position
A system and method for controlling engine starting in a hybrid vehicle having an engine, a first electric machine selectively coupled to the engine by a first...
US-1,002,3175 Optimal engine operating power management strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain
A method for managing power in a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having multiple components including at least two of a group comprising an engine, a motor,...
US-1,002,3174 Methods and systems for hybrid vehicle power delivery
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting engine operation of a hybrid vehicle to increase power output and fuel efficiency. In one example, a method may...
US-1,002,3152 Method of preventing a windshield wiper from freezing to a windshield and related circuit
A method of preventing a windshield wiper from freezing to a windshield of a vehicle is provided. The method broadly includes the steps of: (a) receiving...
US-1,002,3146 Vehicle seat assembly including airbag
A seat assembly for a vehicle includes a seatback and a seat bottom extending away from the seatback. An airbag is supported by the seat bottom and includes a...
US-1,002,3137 Cable assembly for an electric vehicle that includes floor supported and sub-floor components
A power supply cable including high voltage wires and connectors for a traction motor, charger, upper battery pack and lower battery pack. The power supply...
US-1,002,3124 Luggage compartment for a vehicle
A vehicle includes a seat mount, and a luggage compartment. The instrument panel has a steering-wheel opening. The luggage compartment is attachable to the seat...
US-1,002,3115 Autonomous vehicle handoff alert
A vehicle alert system includes a processor programmed to receive a handoff request indicating a transition of a host vehicle from an autonomous mode of...
US-1,002,3112 Battery joint monitoring method and assembly
An exemplary method includes providing an alert in response to an analysis of an array that includes at least a first recorded value and a second recorded...
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