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US-1,015,0368 Transaxle and power take-off unit
A transaxle is designed to accommodate a power take-off unit (PTU). The transaxle utilizes a chain to transmit power from the engine axis to the differential...
US-1,015,0365 Systems and methods for coordinating remote fuel delivery to vehicles
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing functionality of a vehicle fuel system and a vehicle evaporative emissions system, and one or more components...
US-1,015,0354 Automotive door structure for sail mounted mirrors
A vehicle door assembly includes a door structure having an inner panel and an outer panel defining an internal cavity that extends about a window surround...
US-1,015,0352 Illuminated window assemblies having light-diffusing elements
An illuminated window assembly that includes a glass substrate; a light barrier over the substrate having a reflective interior-facing and a tinted...
US-1,015,0155 Rivet tape mending process and system
A method for repairing rivet tape includes steps of cutting portions of the rivet tape on each side of a break to define at least three aligned coplanar rivet...
US-1,014,8209 System and method for in-vehicle resolver alignment
A method, implemented in one or more controllers in a vehicle, includes, in a presence of a propulsive demand of the vehicle that is driven by an engine and an...
US-1,014,7986 Traction battery assembly
A traction battery for a vehicle includes a tray having an outer surface defining an open channel configured to circulate liquid coolant. A plurality of cells...
US-1,014,7013 Method and apparatus for crowdsourced vehicle identification
A system includes a processor configured to obtain an image of a vehicle plate. The processor is also configured to determine identification characters present...
US-1,014,6317 Vehicle accessory operation based on motion tracking
A vehicle includes a vehicle computing system (VCS) and a vehicle accessory system that may be a window wiper mechanism, a power lift gate, a door lock...
US-1,014,6226 Autonomous vehicle sequential railcar loading and alignment
Method and apparatus are disclosed for autonomous vehicle sequential car loading and alignment. A vehicle comprising a wireless communication module and a...
US-1,014,5960 System and method for cell phone restriction
In at least one embodiment, a vehicle system comprising a vehicle communication module is provided. The vehicle communication module is configured to receive...
US-1,014,5953 Virtual steerable path
A computing device in a vehicle can be programmed to determine a virtual steerable path polynomial including a lane change maneuver, update the virtual...
US-1,014,5901 Method for the management of the electrical current supply in a motor vehicle
This disclosure relates to a method for the management of the electrical current supply in a motor vehicle having a combustion engine, wherein the charge state...
US-1,014,5881 Autonomous vehicle maintenance self-charge
A vehicle computer includes a memory and a processor programmed to execute instructions stored in the memory. The instructions include performing a self-check...
US-1,014,5453 Multi-speed transmission
A transmission gearing arrangement produces ten forward speed ratios and four reverse speed ratio by selective engagement of three shift elements in various...
US-1,014,5444 Systems for a crankshaft damper cover
Systems are provided for a damper cover for an engine crankshaft damper. In one example, a damper cover may include a frame and an inset, with extensions of the...
US-1,014,5401 Clip for a vehicle door assembly
A vehicle door assembly includes a door and a trim panel. The trim panel has a mount defining an aperture with a main portion and a keyway. A clip of the...
US-1,014,5349 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-1,014,5340 Systems and methods for heating a vehicle intake manifold during stop/start events
Methods and systems are provided for improving combustion events during cold-starts of a vehicle engine, where the cold-start events include start/stop events....
US-1,014,5339 Systems and method for a self disabling ejector of an air induction system
Methods and systems are provided for a self-disabling ejector of an air induction system and evaporative emissions systems. In one example, an ejector may...
US-1,014,5326 Methods and systems for mitigating fuel injector leak
Methods and systems are provided for performing mitigating actions in response to detecting a fuel injector leak. In one example, a method may include in...
US-1,014,5322 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for improving the detection and mitigation of high speed pre-ignition. In one example, high speed pre-ignition is detected...
US-1,014,5320 Methods and systems for boost and EGR control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling boost pressure and exhaust gas recirculation in a split exhaust system. In one example, a first portion of...
US-1,014,5316 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for integrating a VCR engine with a CVT transmission. Responsive to a driver demand, a controller may determine whether to...
US-1,014,5315 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-1,014,5300 Systems and methods for a crankshaft of a piston engine
Methods and systems are provided for the design and manufacture of a crankshaft of a piston internal combustion engine. In one example, a crankshaft comprises a...
US-1,014,5294 Charge air cooler shroud mounting system with one fixed and three floating attachment points
A charge air cooler shroud mounting system is provided. The charge air cooler shroud has a body having a four point attachment system including a mounting...
US-1,014,5279 Methods and systems for utilizing waste heat for a hybrid vehicle
Systems and methods for operating an engine that includes an exhaust gas heat recovery system are described. The system may reduce engine warm-up time and...
US-1,014,5277 Crankcase ventilation for turbocharged engine
An internal combustion engine for an automotive vehicle has an intake manifold receiving fresh air via an inlet duct. The engine includes a crankcase. A...
US-1,014,5165 Programmable door power assist
A motor is operatively coupled to a door of a vehicle. A controller controls the motor and a user-input device supplies the controller with one or more...
US-1,014,5164 Vehicle tailgate assembly
A vehicle tailgate assembly includes a tailgate adapted to pivotally latch to a vehicle cargo box. A hinge pivot is coupled to the tailgate and includes an...
US-1,014,4456 Strut-tower brace
A strut-tower brace includes a pair of strut-tower attachments, and front and rear cross members extending between the attachments. The rear cross member has a...
US-1,014,4454 Thirty-six cornered vehicle beam
A vehicle frame is disclosed. The vehicle frame may include an extruded metal hollow columnar beam defining in cross section, four interconnected arms, each...
US-1,014,4452 Active adaptive haptic multi-function knob
A backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer includes an input element, including a base and a rotary element rotatably coupled with the base. The...
US-1,014,4428 Traffic light operation
A plurality of vehicles predicted to pass through an intersection are identified. An acceleration and a start time are assigned for each of the vehicles. The...
US-1,014,4417 Hitch assist system and method featuring a specified angle between a vehicle heading and a trailer heading at a...
A hitch assist system and method are provided herein. A detection system determines a vehicle heading and a trailer heading. A controller is coupled to the...
US-1,014,4414 Engine control for smooth clutch engagement in a hybrid vehicle
A vehicle includes an engine, a traction motor, a clutch configured to mechanically couple the engine and traction motor, and a controller. The controller may...
US-1,014,4387 Seatbelt webbing guide
A seat includes a frame, a pyrotechnic actuator, a webbing guide, and a member. The pyrotechnic actuator includes a housing attached to the frame and a rod...
US-1,014,4386 Belly pan and energy absorption system for a motor vehicle
A belly pan is provided for a motor vehicle. The belly pan includes a body having at least one stiffener with a forwardmost zone of peak section force F.sub.1,...
US-1,014,4385 Side curtain including a strip connected to an inboard panel
An airbag includes a panel and a strip. The panel defines an inflation chamber inflatable to an inflated position. The panel includes a top and a bottom spaced...
US-1,014,4381 Vehicle impact energy absorber including inflatable webbing
A system includes an airbag, a seat, a strap, and an inflatable webbing. The airbag is inflatable to an inflated position. The seat includes a seat back. The...
US-1,014,4365 Vehicle badge
A badge is provided herein. The badge includes a substrate coupled to a bezel. One or more apertures are defined by the substrate and extend from a front...
US-1,014,4360 Restraints control module attachment assembly
A bracket and restraints control module assembly attached to the tunnel in the floor of a vehicle. The bracket includes a base plate and an intermediate plate...
US-1,014,4356 Condensation detection for vehicle surfaces via light transmitters and receivers
Method and apparatus are disclosed for condensation detection for vehicle surfaces via light transmitters and receivers. An example vehicle includes a side...
US-1,014,4345 Illuminated running board
A vehicle includes a running board operable between deployed and undeployed positions. The running board includes a light source. An energy storage device is...
US-1,014,4338 Positioning assembly and method for vehicle components
An exemplary positioning assembly for a vehicle component includes a hook structure of a lamp assembly, and a flange of a fascia. The flange is received within...
US-1,014,4337 Vehicle light assembly
A vehicle light assembly includes a light source. A lens is positioned proximate the light source. A conductive circuitry is disposed on the lens and forms a...
US-1,014,4330 Deployable headrest
A deployable headrest assembly for a seat is provided. The headrest assembly includes a headrest slidably coupleable to the seat such that the headrest is...
US-1,014,4323 Vehicle seating assembly having abrasion resistant slip cover
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback having a seatback frame. A bolster insert is positioned on a left side bolster and a right side bolster of the...
US-1,014,4322 Power head restraint with flexible closeout cover member
A vehicle seat includes a headrest assembly having an adjustment mechanism for adjusting a fore and aft position of a headrest bun. A cover member is disposed...
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