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US-1,030,0806 Vehicle and method for controlling a battery in a vehicle
A vehicle has a control system configured to perform, and a method for controlling a battery in a vehicle includes, the steps of modifying a state of charge of...
US-1,030,0777 Truck tailgate system
A vehicle includes a truck bed, tailgate, and cover. The tailgate is rotatably secured to the bed. The tailgate has internal and external panels secured to each...
US-1,030,0637 Systems and methods for internal thread forming in composite materials
Systems for defining an internally threaded bore in a composite material component include one or more thread forming tools each defining a thread forming...
US-D849,622 Vehicle center display
US-1,029,9345 Illuminated badge system for a motor vehicle
An illuminated badge system is provided for a motor vehicle. The illuminated badge system includes an illuminated badge and a controller. The controller is...
US-1,029,7880 Battery thermal management system
A battery thermal management system according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a battery pack, a coolant subsystem...
US-1,029,7807 Bus bar locating feature and method
A battery assembly according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a terminal holder, a terminal at least partially...
US-1,029,7803 Battery assembly
A battery stack is provided having lower and upper battery tiers each formed of at least two battery cell arrays. A pair of brackets are provided for connecting...
US-1,029,7251 Vehicle having dynamic acoustic model switching to improve noisy speech recognition
An automatic speech recognition system for a vehicle includes a controller configured to select an acoustic model from a library of acoustic models based on...
US-1,029,7151 Traffic lights control for fuel efficiency
Data is received from each of a plurality of vehicles proximate to an intersection indicating a kinetic energy and a time to the intersection. An optimized...
US-1,029,7092 System and method for vehicular dynamic display
One example dynamic display system includes: (a) a vehicle including steering, an accelerator, brakes, sensors recording sensor data, a display, a processor,...
US-1,029,6816 Generating training data for automatic vehicle leak detection
A vehicle controller receives images from a camera upon arrival and upon departure. A location of the vehicle may be tracked and images captured by the camera...
US-1,029,6213 Heatable vehicle keypad assembly and keypad heating method
An exemplary heatable keypad assembly includes, among other things, a touch-sensitive sensor providing a keypad, and a heating element that includes a...
US-1,029,5361 Altitude integrated navigation with DSRC network
The present disclosure generally relates to navigation systems and methods incorporating altitude data from a Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) network.
US-1,029,5250 Vehicle-based smart cooler
Example apparatus and methods are disclosed for a vehicle-based smart cooler. An example disclosed cooler includes an electric cooling unit, a plurality of...
US-1,029,5054 Method and control for operating transmission during clutch failure when shifting from gear to neutral
A vehicle includes a transmission having a first neutral with a first combination of engaged clutches and a second neutral with a second combination of engaged...
US-1,029,5044 Brace for powerplant
A powertrain includes a transmission case, a transfer case, a front axle housing, and a webbed brace. The transfer case and front axle housing are directly...
US-1,029,5014 Robust pendulum crank bumper
A bumper clip having rubber or elastomeric bumpers for use with a pendulum assembly for attachment to the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine is...
US-1,029,4883 System and methods for controlling air fuel ratio
Methods and system for controlling air-fuel ratios in an internal combustion engine are disclosed. One embodiment comprises, adjusting a sensor calibration...
US-1,029,4882 Methods and systems for adjusting fueling of engine cylinders
Methods and systems are provided for enabling a transfer function of a direct injector and a port injector, each fueling an engine cylinder, to be accurately...
US-1,029,4874 Method and system for improved dilution purging
Methods and systems are provided for expediting EGR purging in a hybrid vehicle during transient operations, such as tip-out to lower load conditions. In...
US-1,029,4833 Method and system for variable cam timing device
Methods and systems are described for an engine with a cam torque actuated variable cam timing phaser. Phaser positioning control is improved by reducing...
US-1,029,3868 Removable tailgate with locking hinge
A hinge assembly for moving a tailgate about a hinge axis. The hinge assembly includes a first hinge part and a second hinge part for mating with the first...
US-1,029,3862 Side sill assembly reinforced with a tube and box-shaped brackets
A side sill assembly for a vehicle includes an inner shell connected to an outer shell and a reinforcement assembly. The reinforcement assembly includes a...
US-1,029,3860 Rocker with internal crush pods
A rocker assembly for a vehicle includes an outer panel and a side sill secured to the outer panel and defining a cavity with the outer panel. The rocker...
US-1,029,3824 Dust resuspension system for a motor vehicle
A dust resuspension system for a vehicle includes one or more dust sensors mounted to a roof, the dust sensors being configured to observe a part of a roadway...
US-1,029,3816 Automatic park and reminder system and method of use
A parking system adaptively controlling a vehicle during a parking maneuver using a park assist system, for example an active park assist (APA) or trailer...
US-1,029,3810 Hybrid vehicle idle and creep control
A vehicle includes an engine having a crankshaft, a transmission having an input, and a torque converter mechanically coupled to the input. The vehicle further...
US-1,029,3799 Methods for transitioning into reduced braking performance modes upon failure of a primary braking system
Methods for transitioning a braking system between primary and fallback modes are provided. A method in accordance with the present disclosure may include...
US-1,029,3798 Braking system with selective braking backup system
A brake system for a vehicle may include a primary braking system, a backup braking system, and a braking system controller. The primary braking system may...
US-1,029,3787 Vehicle key management
Systems and methods for managing keys that operate a given vehicle include a processor. Responsive to identifying a received first key for operating the vehicle...
US-1,029,3783 Driver detection steering wheel
Example systems and methods for a driver detection steering wheel are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a steering wheel, a driver, a detector,...
US-1,029,3777 Multi-cushion airbag assemblies for reducing rotational velocity of an occupant's head
Airbag assemblies can reduce rotational velocity of an occupant's head during a collision event. Some airbag assemblies include a first airbag cushion that is...
US-1,029,3763 Engine cover having snap latch
An engine cover readily movable between a closed, engine-concealing position and an open, engine-accessing position is disclosed. The cover includes a front and...
US-1,029,3747 Systems and methods for vehicle battery leak detection and mitigation
Method and apparatus are disclosed for detecting and mitigating vehicle battery gas emission into the vehicle cabin. An example vehicle includes a battery, a...
US-1,029,3737 Modular trunk system
A vehicle trunk storage system may include a vehicle trunk having a trunk floor defining an opening and a lip extending around the opening, and a cart including...
US-1,029,3712 Recline adjustment assemblies for a vehicle seat
A recline adjustment assembly for a rear seat in a vehicle comprises a latch device disposed on a seatback of the seat; and a strike pivotally connected to a...
US-1,029,3706 Battery coolant circuit control
A vehicle includes a refrigerant system having a chiller and a coolant system having a chiller loop and a radiator loop. The chiller loop is arranged to...
US-1,029,3703 Method for controlling a voltage source for charging a battery of a motor vehicle
A method for controlling a voltage source is used to charge a battery of a motor vehicle, wherein the desired voltage value of the voltage source is selected...
US-1,029,3698 System and method for powering electrified vehicle with modular battery
An exemplary aspect of the present disclosure relates to an electrified vehicle including, among other things, a vehicle-mounted battery and a modular battery....
US-1,029,3680 Apparatus and method for reducing overall weight of rear differential cooling system
A method and apparatus are provided to reduce the overall weight of a rear differential cooling system of a motor vehicle. The apparatus includes a body panel...
US-1,029,3679 Aerodynamic device to optimize air flow through heat exchangers
An air flow optimization device is provided for motor vehicle heat exchangers. The device includes a body having a first air flow opening with an inlet side and...
US-1,029,3673 Electric creep torque control in vehicles having a manual/mechanical transmission
A system for providing electric creep in a manual transmission vehicle having an accelerator pedal, a brake pedal, and an engine uses an electric motor...
US-1,029,3658 Traction battery cooling system for an electrified vehicle
A cooling system is provided for a traction battery of an electrified motor vehicle. That cooling system includes a cooling circuit, a refrigerant circuit, a...
US-1,029,3654 Passenger cabin preconditioning during DC fast charging events
A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, automatically preconditioning a passenger cabin of an...
US-1,029,3653 Obstacle avoidance system with active suspensions
The present disclosure generally relates to an obstacle avoidance system with active suspensions. The obstacle avoidance system uses one or more active...
US-1,029,3371 Assembly and method of pretreating localized areas of parts for joining
An assembly and a method of joining a first part with a second part at an attachment area that includes a localized area on the first part. The localized area...
US-1,029,2207 Heated steering wheel
A heated steering wheel having a first electrical circuit including, in series, a first heating element disposed adjacent to a 3 o'clock of the wheel, a second...
US-1,029,1996 Vehicle multi-passenger phone mode
A vehicle includes one or more microphones that are each configured to selectively provide sound signals from one or more seating positions in the vehicle. A...
US-1,029,0933 Antenna and accessory mounting device for a motor vehicle
An antenna mounting device is provided for a motor vehicle. That antenna mounting device includes a body having a first mounting end with a first cross section...
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