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US-1,004,1286 Method of controlling a movable closure member of a vehicle
A method of controlling a movable closure member of a vehicle is provided. The method includes the steps of: determining an initial position of the movable...
US-1,004,0485 Roof structure with integrated roof rack and accessory attachment assemblies
A roof structure is disclosed for a vehicle that comprises a roof bow including a wall forming part of an exterior roof surface of the vehicle. The wall defines...
US-1,004,0455 Vehicle park mechanism actuation
A vehicle includes an engine and a vehicle park mechanism. The vehicle further includes a controller configured initiate an auto-stop of the engine in response...
US-1,004,0454 LNT control with adaptive cruise control
A method is provided for controlling a NOx storage catalytic converter that is disposed in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine of a motor...
US-1,004,0448 Systems and methods for detection and mitigation of liquid fuel carryover in an evaporative emissions system
Methods and systems are provided for detecting and mitigating the presence of liquid fuel carryover in an evaporative emissions control system of a vehicle in...
US-1,004,0447 Control strategy for an electric machine in a vehicle
A vehicle is provided including an electric machine and at least one controller. The controller, or controllers, are configured to, in response to a reset of...
US-1,004,0425 System for detecting windshield wiper noise and related methods
A system for detecting noise generated by a windshield wiper on a vehicle including a cabin is provided. The system includes a detector for detecting noise...
US-1,004,0421 Load-limiting retractor
A retractor includes a spool, a torsion bar and a torsion tube rotationally fixed to the spool, and a locking member aligned with the torsion bar. The torsion...
US-1,004,0415 Vehicle seat assembly with side-impact airbag deployment mechanism
A vehicle seatback assembly includes an outer shell coupled to a seatback carrier via a releasable coupling arrangement. The releasable coupling arrangement can...
US-1,004,0392 Vehicle puddle lamp assembly generating moving image and method
A vehicle puddle lamp assembly is provided that includes a plurality of light projectors located on a vehicle and configured to illuminate different lighted...
US-1,004,0390 Vehicle light diagnostic
A first vehicle includes a light and a controller in communication with the light. The controller is programmed to detect a second vehicle positioned to sense...
US-1,004,0366 Battery terminal voltage prediction
A vehicle may include a controller programmed to discharge and charge a battery according to battery terminal voltage values predicted for future time instants...
US-1,004,0358 Wireless power transfer for vehicles
An inductive charge system may include an inductive charging circuit having a switchgear configured to swap between a step-up converter and a step-down...
US-1,004,0028 Methods and systems for a mixer
Methods and systems are provided for an exhaust gas mixer. The system comprises a urea injector injecting urea into a perforated tube having a U-shaped bend...
US-1,003,9168 LED arrangement and method for ambient-light-dependent brightness control of LEDs
An LED arrangement comprising at least one LED, which receives an LED illumination voltage in accordance with a square-wave signal, wherein the brightness of...
US-1,003,8443 Directional proximity switch assembly
A proximity switch assembly is provided and includes a proximity sensor comprising a first electrode comprising first fingers and a second electrode comprising...
US-1,003,8351 Thermal management assembly for an electrified vehicle
An electric machine for an electrified vehicle is provided. The electric machine may include a stator, a ring plate, an encasement, and a fastener. The stator...
US-1,003,7977 Power electronics system
A power electronics assembly includes a case and an array of power stages disposed within the case. Each of the power stages includes a transistor-based...
US-1,003,7695 Personalized route indices via crowd-sourced data
Traffic incident information may be clustered to determine geographical locations in which a statistically-increased level of traffic incidents occur. Indices...
US-1,003,7632 Surrogate vehicle sensors
Upon detecting a failure in a sensor in a vehicle, a request for a surrogate sensor is sent. Communications are established with an unmanned aerial vehicle...
US-1,003,7033 Vehicle exterior surface object detection
A vehicle system includes at least one autonomous driving sensor programmed to output environment signals representing an environment around an autonomous...
US-1,003,7031 Vehicle operation states
Upper and lower limits of one or more parameters are established for each of a plurality of states of operation of a vehicle. One of the plurality of states for...
US-1,003,6681 Methods and system for an evaporative emissions system leak test using an external pressure source
Methods and systems are provided for conducting an evaporative emissions system leak test. In one example, at engine shut-down, pressure stored in a coolant...
US-1,003,6527 Vehicular light guides and assemblies with uniform illumination
A light guide is provided that includes a light chamber defined by isotropically luminant top, bottom, and back surfaces, and a front surface having a...
US-1,003,6470 Continuously variable transmission (CVT) ratio control
A vehicle includes an engine with an associated engine-speed sensor, and wheels each having a respective wheel-speed sensor. The vehicle also includes a...
US-1,003,6433 Clutch for continuously variable transmission
A continuously variable transmission includes a first shaft driveably connected to a power-plant and having a first pair of sheave disks, and a second shaft...
US-1,003,6428 Driveshaft with vented CV joint
A driveshaft includes a shaft defining a passageway and a constant velocity joint defining an interior and having a cover defining a hole. A grommet is disposed...
US-1,003,6346 Lubrication circuit and method of forming
An engine has a cylinder block formed by a block material and defining at least one cylinder. The block defines a lubrication circuit with fluid passages...
US-1,003,6333 Cylinder deactivation control system
A vehicle includes a transmission; a torque converter coupled to the transmission; a controller in communication with the transmission and the torque converter;...
US-1,003,6306 Method and systems for a charge air cooler bypass
The present disclosure concerns a charge cooler with an air cooler in a first air path and with a bypass in a second air path which is connected in parallel to...
US-1,003,6290 Crankcase ventilation valve for an engine
A positive crankcase ventilation valve for an engine is provided with a valve body defining apertures fluidly coupling a crankcase and an intake manifold of the...
US-1,003,6288 Regenerative braking power to operate vehicle electric heater
A vehicle includes an electric machine configured to recharge a battery through regenerative braking, an electric heater configured to heat a powertrain...
US-1,003,5558 Hybrid bicycle and method for controlling a drive motor of a hybrid bicycle
The invention relates to a hybrid bicycle that is driven by muscle power and electrical energy, in particular a series hybrid bicycle comprising a generator...
US-1,003,5517 Extended park mode
A vehicle may include a control module and a plurality of vehicle control modules in networked communication with the control module. The control module may be...
US-1,003,5513 Seat belt height system and method
A system for a vehicle includes a seat belt height adjuster and a sensor configured to determine eye location of a driver of the vehicle. A control module is in...
US-1,003,5510 Adaptive drive control low-traction detection and mode selection
A controller may indicate a low-traction mode of a vehicle when a longitudinal tracking accumulation exceeds a first threshold value and a lateral response...
US-1,003,5498 Vehicle camera cleaning system
A vehicle camera cleaning system includes an air source and a computer processing unit configured to communicate with the air source. The air source is...
US-1,003,5487 Side airbag including forward facing vent
An airbag includes a panel including a first lobe and a second lobe connected at a spine. The first lobe and the second lobe are affixed to each other along a...
US-1,003,5484 Airbag assembly
A seat in a vehicle includes a seatback and an airbag assembly. The seatback includes a frame and an upholstery supported by the frame. The upholstery includes...
US-1,003,5473 Vehicle trim components
A vehicle includes an instrument panel. A trim piece is positioned on the instrument panel and includes a surface defining a pattern. The pattern includes a...
US-1,003,5466 Apparatus with integral clip for tags, tickets and the like
An apparatus, a pillar trim panel and an A-pillar trim panel include an integral body having a lug and a margin outlining the lug. The margin and the lug extend...
US-1,003,5463 Door retention system
A door retention system includes a housing defining a slot configured to accept the insertion of a door. The slot is deep enough to position a majority of the...
US-1,003,5444 Cup holder assemblies
A cup holder assembly includes a pair of planar bodies each defining a rim, and a pair of fabric pouches that are each attached to one of the rims. The planar...
US-1,003,5442 Adjustable upper seatback module
A vehicle seating assembly has a seat having a lower seat and a seatback extending upwardly from the lower seat. The seatback has a lower stationary seatback...
US-1,003,5441 Deployable elongated member
A seat assembly includes a seatback, an elongated member, a pyrotechnic device, and a wire. The seat assembly may be in a vehicle. The elongated member is...
US-1,003,5438 Vehicle seat bottom with independently deployable devices
A seat bottom includes a frame, a first thigh support, a second thigh support, and a controller. The first thigh support and the second thigh support are each...
US-1,003,5435 Reclining rear seat system for a motor vehicle
A reclining rear seat system is provided for a motor vehicle. That reclining rear seat system includes a front seat, a first actuator for displacing the front...
US-1,003,5426 Battery power management in hybrid vehicles
A vehicle may include a controller programmed to charge and discharge a battery according to an upper power limit that is based on estimates of ...
US-1,003,5422 Self-limiting active discharge circuit for electric vehicle inverter
A DC link capacitor coupled to positive and negative DC busses between a high voltage DC source and an electric vehicle inverter is quickly discharged during a...
US-1,003,5419 Head-up display for a vehicle
The disclosure relates to a head-up display for a vehicle. The head-up display includes a combiner screen that is arranged between a viewer and a window pane of...
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