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US-1,015,5511 Opportunistic charging of hybrid vehicle battery
A control system for a modular hybrid electric vehicle operates an internal combustion engine at a torque level above the driver demanded torque improving the...
US-1,015,5499 Methods and apparatus to facilitate vehicle locking
Methods and apparatus are disclosed to facilitate vehicle locking. An example vehicle comprises an engine, wheels, a door, a door lock, a torque lock, and a...
US-1,015,5496 Airbag with side chambers
An airbag includes a middle chamber having a front panel and first and second side panels spaced from each other and extending from the front panel. The airbag...
US-1,015,5495 Side and seat-back airbag
An airbag has a main panel and at least one side panels that is arranged to extend substantially perpendicularly from the main panel when the airbag is...
US-1,015,5492 Rainwater recycling system and method
A rainwater recycling system for a motor vehicle includes a rainwater collector, a rainwater reservoir connected to the rainwater collector and a heat exchanger...
US-1,015,5488 One-piece headliner and pillar trim assembly of a vehicle
A headliner and pillar trim assembly of a vehicle comprises a headliner portion including the headliner cover layer and a headliner backing layer; and a...
US-1,015,5486 Reversible load floor for a motor vehicle
A reversible load floor is provided for a motor vehicle. The reversible load floor includes a body having a first user surface and a second user surface wherein...
US-1,015,5478 Centerline method for trailer hitch angle detection
A system for detecting a hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer is provided herein. An imaging device is configured to capture images of the trailer and a...
US-1,015,5474 Running board illumination system with passive marker light glow
A running board illumination system is provided for a motor vehicle. That running board illumination system includes a first illumination element and an optical...
US-1,015,5471 Headlight setting activation via a stalk switch
Method, apparatus, and computer storage media are disclosed for headlight setting activation via a stalk switch. An example vehicle includes a stalk switch and...
US-1,015,5457 Seat back pivot assembly with self-locating feature
A seat back pivot assembly includes a floor mounting bracket and a seat bushing assembly. The floor mounting bracket includes a receiver having an entry end, a...
US-1,015,5436 Motor vehicle door assembly with water management feature on window subassembly
A motor vehicle door assembly includes a door having an internal compartment and a door latch mechanism within that internal compartment. The motor vehicle door...
US-1,015,3523 Traction battery thermal management method and system
An exemplary method includes circulating a fluid along a fluid circuit that extends through a heat exchanger and a battery pack, and, during the circulating,...
US-1,015,2962 System and method for personalized sound isolation in vehicle audio zones
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising an audio system configured to create a plurality of audio zones within a vehicle cabin, and at least one display...
US-1,015,2058 Vehicle virtual map
A vehicle includes: motor(s), local sensors, processor(s) configured to: generate a virtual map based on the local sensors; receive a plurality of reports from...
US-1,015,2037 System and method for feedback error learning in non-linear systems
A method for operating an actuator is disclosed. The actuator may be a linear or non-linear actuator. In one example, a pseudo-inverse piecewise bilinear model...
US-1,015,1340 High-contrast engine connecting rod
After a connecting rod for an engine is formed, it is broken or fractured at a fracture point to allow the connecting rod to assemble around a portion of a...
US-1,015,1278 System and method for a variable exhaust gas recirculation diffuser
Methods and systems are provided for an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system for an internal combustion engine. In one example, the EGR system comprises an...
US-1,015,1273 Methods and systems for evaporative emissions control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing evaporative emissions from a vehicle by performing a fine leak test at a vehicle assembly plant. Fuel tank...
US-1,015,1265 Methods and system for a hydrocarbon sensor rationality check
Methods and systems are provided for performing rationality check of a hydrocarbon sensor in an evaporative emission control system. In one example, a method...
US-1,015,1236 Exhaust control valve controlling exhaust gas flow in a turbocharger system
Methods and systems for adjusting a branch communication valve in a dual scroll turbocharger system are provided. In one example, a method may include adjusting...
US-1,015,1233 Method and system for maintaining an engine coolant level
Methods and systems are provided for maintaining a desired engine coolant level and a relative glycol amount in the engine coolant by using water sourced from...
US-1,015,1228 Ammonia slip detection
Methods and systems are provided for detecting ammonia slip from a catalytic converter. In one example, a method may include recirculating exhaust gas...
US-1,015,1223 Valve deactivating system for an engine
Systems and methods for operating an engine with deactivating valves are presented. In one example, a groove in a camshaft controls oil flow to a valve operator...
US-1,015,1136 Methods and systems for opening of a vehicle access point using audio or video data associated with a user
Methods and systems for opening an access point of a vehicle. A system and a method may involve receiving wirelessly a signal from a remote controller carried...
US-1,015,1132 Power Management for vehicle door system
A vehicle door system is disclosed. The system comprises an actuator, a power source, and a controller. The actuator is configured to adjust a position of a...
US-1,015,0520 Spare tire retaining clamp and tool kit
A spare tire retainer includes a plurality of studs fixed to and extending from one surface of a supporting wall. A tire is assembled to a wheel that defines a...
US-1,015,0517 Vehicle roof structure corner connector
A vehicle body includes a longitudinal roof spine and a plurality of roof bows extending laterally from the roof spine to a plurality of pillars that extend...
US-1,015,0516 Pickup truck box reinforcement for fifth wheel pedestal
A reinforcement panel for the floor of a pick-up truck bed. The reinforcement panel is assembled between the floor of the pick-up truck and a fifth wheel cross...
US-1,015,0515 Modular truck bed floor
A pick-up truck bed includes a plurality of plates longer in a longitudinal direction than in a transverse direction that are assembled together along...
US-1,015,0506 Trailer backup assist input with two-stage spring rate
A steering input apparatus for a trailer backup assist system includes a control element moveable away from a center position sequentially through a first range...
US-1,015,0480 Vehicle all-wheel drive control system
A vehicle includes a first axle, second axle, driveshaft, engine, clutch, and controller. The first and second axles are coupled by the driveshaft. The engine...
US-1,015,0476 Methods and systems for controlling a vehicle being overtaken
A method is provided to control a first vehicle when the first vehicle is being overtaken. The method comprises determining whether a rear vehicle is...
US-1,015,0472 Method for automatically assessing a risk of collision between a vehicle and an object
A method for automatically assessing the risk of collision between a vehicle and an object includes determining a danger value characteristic of the risk of...
US-1,015,0468 Step-ratio transmission control for a hybrid vehicle
A shift strategy is provided for a hybrid electric vehicle to cause a speed of a motor to approach a target motor speed to increase fuel economy for an engine...
US-1,015,0467 Control of transmission during regenerative braking
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, an electric machine, a transmission, and a controller. The transmission is configured to alter clutch pressures in...
US-1,015,0461 Method and assembly for powertrain braking and friction braking a vehicle
An exemplary method includes applying both friction braking and powertrain braking when decelerating a vehicle to a stop, the applying in response to a driver...
US-1,015,0448 Autonomous vehicle unauthorized passenger or object detection
A vehicle system includes a sensor programmed to output an occupant or object detection signal indicating a presence of an unauthorized occupant or unauthorized...
US-1,015,0446 Belt assembly including payout measurement
A belt assembly includes a belt retractor, a sensor having a detection field, and a belt retractably payable from the belt retractor through the detection...
US-1,015,0444 Frangible bump stop support
A support assembly includes a bump stop having a shaft. The support assembly includes an insert having a guide ring disposed around the shaft, a bump stop...
US-1,015,0440 Restraints control module attachment assembly
A restraints control module (RCM) assembly attached to the tunnel in the floor of a vehicle. The bracket includes a base plate supporting the restraints control...
US-1,015,0437 Bumper unit for a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a bumper unit for a motor vehicle, having a crumple element attached to a bumper and a connecting plate that is adapted to be connected...
US-1,015,0432 Autonomous vehicle conversion
An assembly includes a sensor module having an external surface configured to receive a seal and defining a perimeter. The assembly includes a plurality of...
US-1,015,0430 Electrical socket seating device and vehicle interior trim employing the same
In one or more embodiments, a seating device is provided to support an electrical socket. The seating device includes a body, and a lip extending from the body....
US-1,015,0420 Doors off storage
A vehicle includes a cargo area. A recessed area is defined within a cargo floor. A door retention system is positioned within the recessed area. A hinge plate...
US-1,015,0419 Linkage for retractable running board
A retractable running board assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a running board and a linkage...
US-1,015,0414 Pedestrian detection when a vehicle is reversing
Techniques and implementations pertaining to detection of moving objects, such as pedestrians, when a vehicle moves in a rearward direction are described. A...
US-1,015,0412 Drive history parking barrier alert
A driving assistance system includes a drive detection component, a presence component, and a notification component. The drive detection component is...
US-1,015,0396 Vehicle cup holder assembly with photoluminescent accessory for increasing the number of available cup holders
A vehicle cup holder assembly is provided herein. A receptacle is assembled to a vehicle console and a light source is coupled to the receptacle. An accessory...
US-1,015,0371 Regenerative braking method
A vehicle system includes a controller that is programmed to, in response to a speed differential between the vehicle and a forward detected object, decelerate...
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