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US-1,005,2965 Method for charging the starter battery of a vehicle
A method for charging the starter battery of a motor vehicle at a voltage source includes charging the starter battery after a traction battery of the vehicle...
US-1,005,2954 Information display system and method
An information display system may include an information display including a gauge specifying energy consumption of a vehicle and an average efficiency...
US-1,005,2938 Reinforcement pillar for a vehicle having an integrated heater duct
A reinforcement assembly for a structural pillar includes an upper reinforcement that extends over a top of a wheel house and first and second surfaces. An area...
US-1,005,2936 Driver personalized climate conditioning
An HVAC system for a vehicle includes infrared skin temperature sensors for measuring actual skin temperatures of the driver and a cabin temperature sensor for...
US-1,005,2673 Forming method and die assembly using a bead with a step
An exemplary die assembly includes, among other things, a first die having a male bead, a second die having a female bead configured to receive the male bead to...
US-1,005,2396 Ultraviolet B lighting system for a motor vehicle
A UVB lighting system for a motor vehicle includes a printed circuit board including a UVB light source and a map light. A controller operates the system. A...
US-D826,108 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-1,005,0467 Vehicle battery status detection by tracking a temperature gradient
This disclosure generally relates to a system, apparatus, and method for diagnosing a vehicle battery for further charging purposes. A battery diagnostic tool...
US-1,005,0303 Batteries including solid and liquid electrolyte
Rechargeable batteries (e.g., Li-ion) including hybrid liquid and solid electrolytes are disclosed. One embodiment of a battery may include an anode; a cathode;...
US-1,004,9654 Accelerometer-based external sound monitoring
Method and apparatus are disclosed for accelerometer-based external sound monitoring. A vehicle includes accelerometers, speakers, and an infotainment head...
US-1,004,9573 Active park assist detection of semi-trailer overhang
Method and apparatus are disclosed for active park assist detection of semi-trailer overhang. An example vehicle includes a first range detection sensor, a...
US-1,004,9512 Vehicle puddle lights for onboard diagnostics projection
A diagnostic system of a vehicle is provided herein. The system includes a control unit onboard the vehicle for controlling at least one of a vehicle system and...
US-1,004,9284 Vision-based rain detection using deep learning
A method is disclosed for using a camera on-board a vehicle to determine whether precipitation is failing near the vehicle. The method may include obtaining...
US-1,004,8691 Distinguishing lane markings for a vehicle to follow
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for distinguishing roadway surface lane markings for a vehicle to follow....
US-1,004,8302 Vehicle communications signal diagnostics using radio receiver
An automotive diagnostic tool includes an antenna, a speaker, and a controller. In response to a vehicle diagnostic request, the controller generates a carrier...
US-1,004,8188 System for sensing particulate matter
Systems and methods are described for sensing particulate matter in an exhaust system of a vehicle. An example system comprises a first outer tube with a...
US-1,004,8113 Vehicle load indicator
A system for a vehicle comprises a load sensor configured to sense a load on the vehicle. The vehicle further includes a load indicator where the load indicator...
US-1,004,8082 Route and model based energy estimation
Described herein is a route and model based energy estimation system and methods therein for predicting an energy consumption of a vehicle for a selected road...
US-1,004,7911 Photoluminescent emission system
A vehicle emissions system is provided that includes a tail pipe configured to emit a first emission, a heat shield positioned proximate the tail pipe having a...
US-1,004,7800 Driveshaft with single constant-velocity joint and locking mechanism
A vehicle has a transfer case that is configured to receive power from a transmission, and transfer the power to one or both of a front axle and a rear axle....
US-1,004,7705 Systems and methods for reducing vehicle evaporative emissions
Methods and systems are provided for managing fuel vapor in a vehicle evaporative emissions system configured with a fuel vapor canister for capturing and...
US-1,004,7695 Crankcase oil catcher with movable guide
A crankcase assembly for an engine comprising: a crankcase comprising a crank sump; the crank sump comprising primary and secondary sump volumes; one or more...
US-1,004,7665 Methods and systems for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of an electric motor coupled to a compressor at high altitude engine operation. In one example, the...
US-1,004,7659 Photoluminescent engine indicium
A vehicle engine is provided that includes an exhaust manifold configured to emit a first emission. A heat shield is positioned proximate the exhaust manifold...
US-1,004,7652 Method and system for removing sulfur from a lean NOx trap
A method of removing sulfur from a lean NOx trap of a mild hybrid vehicle while the vehicle is stationary is disclosed, the method comprising connecting an...
US-1,004,7554 Ice breaking strategy for vehicle side windows
Described herein is a vehicle side window system and method for implementing an ice breaking strategy. The ice breaking strategy receives and analyzes sensor...
US-1,004,7425 Artificial aging process for high strength aluminum
A method of age hardening a 7xxx series aluminum alloy is provided that includes heat treating the alloy at a first temperature for a first exposure time and...
US-1,004,6720 Vehicle-integrated reaching aid
A vehicle includes trim panel walls defining a cargo compartment. At least one trim panel wall has an indented portion defining a recess. A reaching aid is...
US-1,004,6709 Under-seat vehicle compartment having a clamp assembly for engaging a tube support and for absorbing tolerances...
A storage container for a vehicular seat includes a cushion pan for supporting a cushion. A lateral support bar extends between opposing side members and is...
US-1,004,6675 Vehicle with slidable seats
A vehicle includes a wall having a hanger. The vehicle also includes a floor having a track. A seatback of a seat is supported by the hanger and the track.
US-D825,798 Vehicle headlight
US-D825,795 Vehicle headlight
US-D825,411 Vehicle front bumper cover
US-D825,408 Vehicle front lower bumper cover
US-D825,406 Vehicle front upper grille
US-D825,404 Vehicle front lower grille
US-1,004,3396 Passenger pickup system and method using autonomous shuttle vehicle
A passenger pickup system and method is provided herein. A mobile electronic device is used by an intended passenger to input a pickup request. A vehicle is...
US-1,004,3329 Detection and protection against jam intercept and replay attacks
Method and apparatus are disclosed for detection and protection against jam intercept and replay attacks. An example disclosed key fob includes a first wireless...
US-1,004,3326 Driver indentification using vehicle approach vectors
Systems and methods for driver identification using vehicle approach vectors are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a plurality of beacons...
US-1,004,2815 Road gradient estimation arbitration
A vehicle and vehicle system are provided with a controller that is configured to generate output indicative of a road gradient based on at least one of a first...
US-1,004,1650 Illuminated instrument panel storage compartment
An illuminated storage assembly disposed within a vehicle is provided herein. The illuminated storage assembly includes a housing defining a storage compartment...
US-1,004,1591 Transmission park mechanism
A park-by-wire system uses a single spring to bias the system towards park and to permit a ratcheting feature which delays the engagement of park until vehicle...
US-1,004,1552 Methods and systems for controlling a vehicle air conditioner using a pressure sensor located within a compressor
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting operation of an automotive air conditioning system including a pressure sensor positioned within a compression...
US-1,004,1451 Methods and systems for controlling air flow paths in an engine
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a temperature of gases within a heat exchanger, a ratio of gases output by the heat exchanger, and selectively...
US-1,004,1449 Evaporative emissions testing using inductive heating
Methods and systems are provided for conducting an evaporative emissions test on a fuel tank and an evaporative emissions system in a vehicle. In one example,...
US-1,004,1448 Systems and methods for boost control
Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag in an engine system configured with a cylinder dedicated for exhaust gas recirculation and distinct...
US-1,004,1434 Fuel injection operation
A method of operating an engine with multi-fuel injector per cylinder capabilities to accommodate reaching minimum fuel pulsewidth conditions of any of the...
US-1,004,1433 Methods and systems for dual fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for reducing port injection fuel errors by selectively reactivating a direct fuel injector. Responsive to an increase in driver...
US-1,004,1428 Methods and systems for estimating exhaust pressure with a variable voltage oxygen sensor
Methods and systems are provided for estimating an engine exhaust pressure based on outputs from an exhaust oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include...
US-1,004,1424 Methods and system for catalyst reactivation
Embodiments for reactivating a catalyst are provided. In one example, a method for reactivating a catalyst coupled to an engine comprises when the engine is...
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