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US-1,008,1335 Automotive rain detector using psycho-acoustic metrics
An automatic wiper control system for a vehicle window determines the presence of rainfall based on window vibrations. During a vehicle driving cycle, a...
US-1,008,1303 Full size tailgate step
An apparatus, according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a rail assembly supported by a vehicle body, a tailgate...
US-1,008,1296 Illuminated exterior strip with photoluminescent structure and retroreflective layer
A light strip for a vehicle panel is provided herein. The light strip includes a light-producing assembly. A photoluminescent structure is disposed on the...
US-1,008,1295 Illuminated badge for a vehicle
A badge is provided herein. The badge includes a housing having an integrally formed first layer and second layer. A light source is disposed within the badge....
US-1,008,1293 Headlight beam adjustment system and related method
A headlight beam adjustment system for a vehicle includes a first bracket attached to the vehicle and supporting a headlamp assembly, a second bracket attached...
US-1,008,1292 Vehicle tailgate tie-down
A vehicle is provided herein. The vehicle includes a tailgate adapted to pivotally latch to a vehicle cargo box. A tie-down member having a base portion is...
US-1,008,1291 Anchor plate for pick-up truck box
An anchor plate attached to a base wall of a recess in a sidewall or inner surface of a tail gate. The anchor plate includes a connection wall that defines an...
US-1,008,1283 Armrest for a vehicle
A vehicle armrest includes a unitary frame defining a horizontal portion having a thinner pliable body and a thicker stiffer perimeter surrounding the body, and...
US-1,008,1282 Inner carrier module for seatback assembly
A seatback assembly includes an inner carrier module having an upper cross member. The upper cross member includes first and second mounting slots and first and...
US-1,008,1279 Articulating thigh extension trim tensioning slider mechanism
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat frame, a first extendable member disposed on a forward portion of the seat frame and operable between an extended...
US-1,008,1272 Method of positioning a vehicle seat
A method of moving a vehicle seat between a forward-facing orientation and a rear-facing orientation includes the steps of: translating the vehicle seat within...
US-1,008,1270 Front seat sleeper seat and features
A seating assembly for a vehicle includes a seat having an extendable leg support. A seatback is operably coupled with the seat. The seating assembly includes...
US-1,008,1269 Bushing assembly and vehicle seat assembly employing the same
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a bushing assembly to support a seat frame, where the bushing assembly includes first and second...
US-1,008,1261 High-voltage battery off-board chargers
A vehicle charging system includes a charger configured to receive power form an external power source and a connector. The connector is configured to receive...
US-1,008,1239 Hybrid transaxle
Two hybrid transaxles permit location of a traction motor in a more favorable location, decreasing the risk of occupant injury in a vehicle collision. Each...
US-1,008,1164 Glass substrate with pigmented ceramic enamel layer
A vehicle windshield assembly including a glass layer, a first layer, and a second layer is disclosed. The glass layer has inner and outer surfaces. The first...
US-1,008,0257 Windshield deicer power conservation system
Vehicle apparatus includes a glass windshield and a wiper system. A wiper blade has a parking region on the windshield. A deicer selectably provides heat to the...
US-1,007,9084 Fine-grained Nd--Fe--B magnets having high coercivity and energy density
Magnets and methods of making the magnets are disclosed. The magnets may have high coercivity and may be suitable for high temperature applications. The magnet...
US-1,007,8043 Method and system for exhaust particulate matter sensing
Methods and systems are provided for a particulate matter sensor positioned downstream of a diesel particulate filter in an exhaust system. In one example, a...
US-1,007,8033 Oxygen sensor element blackening detection
The present description relates generally to methods and systems for detecting thermal aging and blackening in oxygen sensors. Thermal aging and blackening...
US-1,007,7838 Piston ring configured to reduce friction
A piston ring for a piston, the piston ring having a circumferential surface configured to engage an inner surface of a cylinder, the inner surface having at...
US-1,007,7790 Spring clip with three cantilevered bars and integral 4-way locator
A spring clip includes a body having a base, a support post carried on the base, three cantilevered bars carried on the support post and a 4-way locator fixed...
US-1,007,7750 Method for operating a direct-injection internal combustion engine, and applied-ignition internal combustion...
Systems and methods are provided for operation of fuel injectors within an applied-ignition, direct-injection internal combustion engine. In one example, a...
US-1,007,7749 Method for cooling a direct injection pump
Methods and systems are provided for cooling a high pressure fuel pump. One method includes, when a spill valve is in a pass-through state, circulating fuel...
US-1,007,7733 Systems and methods for operating a lift pump
Methods and systems are provided for operating a lift pump of an engine fuel system. In one example, a method may comprise predicting when a fuel rail pressure...
US-1,007,7731 Method for detecting fuel system degradation
Methods and systems are provided for detecting leaks in an engine fuel system coupled in a vehicle including a first fuel tank and a second fuel tank, and a...
US-1,007,7726 System and method to activate and deactivate engine cylinders
Systems and methods for determining when one or more cylinders of an engine may be activated or deactivated are presented. In one example, an actual total...
US-1,007,7724 Methods and systems for a fuel injector
Methods and systems are provided for a fuel injector coupled to mixing passages for entraining combustion chamber gases with a fuel injection to decrease...
US-1,007,7697 System and method for controlling an engine that includes low pressure EGR
Methods and systems for operating an engine that includes a low pressure EGR passage and a selective reduction catalyst are disclosed. In one example, an...
US-1,007,7576 Vehicle keypad illumination assembly and method
An exemplary vehicle keypad assembly includes, among other things a virtual button having a first area and a second area, a first phosphor between the first...
US-1,007,7078 Vehicle frame
A vehicle includes a vehicle frame. The vehicle frame includes two roof rails spaced apart and a rear header elongated along an axis transverse to the roof...
US-1,007,7073 Method and apparatus for controlling a parking process of a vehicle
A method and apparatus for controlling a parking process of a vehicle. The method including setting an upper speed limit; using a speed-limiting device to limit...
US-1,007,7054 Tracking objects within a dynamic environment for improved localization
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for tracking objects within a dynamic environment for improved localization....
US-1,007,7042 System and method for controlling backlash in a vehicle powertrain
A system and method for controlling backlash in a vehicle powertrain includes the step of controlling a torque request of the powertrain with a first control...
US-1,007,7041 Variable compression ratio engine
Methods and systems are provided for a variable compression ratio engine. In one example, an engine system may comprise: varying a compression ratio of a...
US-1,007,7032 Method and system for reducing brake drag
Systems and methods are described for reducing brake drag in a brake system of a vehicle. It may be determined that the vehicle is stationary. A brake pressure...
US-1,007,7012 Localized silicone heat shielding for extension dash panels
A method for making an insulated vehicle extension dash panel includes injection molding an extension dash panel from a structural polymer. The method further...
US-1,007,7011 Vehicle underbody acoustic panels
An acoustic panel for a vehicle includes a floor panel, an underbody acoustic shield, and a perimeter seal positioned between the floor panel and the underbody...
US-1,007,6991 Bed extender incorporating one or more retractable lines
A bed extender is provided for a bed of a truck. That bed extender includes a reel mounted to a first sidewall of the bed, a line received on that reel, and a...
US-1,007,6981 Climate comfort system for vehicle seat
A vehicle seating assembly includes a frame. A cushion assembly includes a plurality of closed base cells disposed on the frame. Each base cell includes a fixed...
US-1,007,6978 Power lift and recliner release/fold device
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base, a seatback, and a recliner heart. The recliner heart is rotatably coupled to the seat base and the seatback and...
US-1,007,6970 Method and system for an energy storage system
Methods and systems are provided for a network in communication with one or more vehicles. In one example, a method may include transferring energy back and...
US-1,007,6967 Method and apparatus for wireless charging access point identification
A system includes a processor configured to detect communication signals from an access point. The processor is also configured to determine an access point...
US-1,007,6958 Collapsible panel duct for a vehicle HVAC system
A vehicle dashboard includes an air duct proximate an access aperture. The air duct selectively defines sealed and collapsed positions. A display module is...
US-1,007,6944 Vehicle cabin air conditioning and battery cooling system
A vehicle includes a cooling arrangement that includes an air conditioning loop and a battery cooling loop connected together by a common chiller and arranged...
US-1,007,6939 Suspension systems for laterally tiltable multitrack vehicles
A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle suspension may include first and second steering knuckles. The suspension may also include a first set of control arms...
US-1,007,6937 Vehicle tow capacity estimator
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for a vehicle tow capacity estimator. An example disclosed vehicle includes memory and a processor. The example memory...
US-1,007,6187 Drawer assembly with bezel including an integral drawer centering device
A drawer assembly is provided. That drawer assembly includes a drawer and a bezel. The bezel includes an integral drawer centering device whereby smooth sliding...
US-1,007,5806 Wireless vehicle tracking
A vehicle tracking system includes a remote portable wireless device. The system also includes a wireless transceiving device included in each of a plurality of...
US-1,007,5013 Vehicle apparatus for charging photoluminescent utilities
A vehicle charging compartment is disclosed. The compartment comprises a charging device comprising a plurality of light sources configured to emit a charging...
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