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US-1,019,6994 Powertrain 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-1,019,6991 Multi-cylinder Otto-cycle engine and method for operating the same
The disclosure relates to an engine having a cylinder head which is divided into multiple sections which each delimit a combustion chamber of a cylinder of the...
US-1,019,6739 Plasma vapor deposited (PVD) coating process
A plasma vapor deposited (PVD) coating method. The method includes overlaying a primer polymer layer onto a substrate surface. The method further includes...
US-1,019,6088 Target monitoring system and method
A target monitoring system and method are provided herein. An imager is configured to image a scene rearward of a vehicle and containing a target disposed on a...
US-1,019,6067 Method and system for controlling water injection
Methods and systems are provided for integrating engine water injection technology with a CVT transmission. Responsive to a driver demand, a controller may...
US-1,019,6062 Method for longitudinal control of a vehicle
A method for stopping of a motor vehicle including providing a creep torque via a drive train of the motor vehicle and then increasing, independently of the...
US-1,019,6047 Contamination prevention of vehicle cameras and sensors
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for contamination prevention of vehicle cameras and sensors. An example vehicle includes an exterior, a camera along the...
US-1,019,6033 Seat mounted adjustable seat belt webbing guide
A webbing guide for a vehicle seat includes a base defining a length between a first end and a second end and defining first and second spaced-apart post holes...
US-1,019,6009 Cover for a switch
A cover for a switch includes a body having a thru-hole for receiving the switch. Retainers supported by the body each have a groove facing the thru-hole and...
US-1,019,6002 Vehicle seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly is provided herein. The seating assembly includes a support structure defining a bin. A subassembly is disposed over the support...
US-1,019,6001 Tambour door and storage console incorporating a tambour door
A storage console includes a housing having a storage chamber, an access opening and a guide track. The storage console also includes a tambour door including...
US-1,019,6000 Vehicle trunk
A vehicle trunk includes a panel having a leg protruding past a perimeter thereof and a trunk floor defining a recess and cavity. The leg occupies a first...
US-1,019,5999 Vehicle compartment systems
A vehicle compartment system includes a tub establishing a storage compartment and a closure panel movable between a closed position and an open position for...
US-1,019,5992 Obstacle detection systems and methods
Example obstacle detection systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method receives data from at least one sensor mounted to a vehicle and...
US-1,019,5985 Vehicle light system
A vehicle is provided herein. The vehicle includes a headliner including a cover. A first luminescent structure is disposed on the cover and is configured to...
US-1,019,5983 Motor vehicle jack positioning system and method
A motor vehicle jack positioning system includes a light source located adjacent a jack point for the motor vehicle and a controller configured to activate the...
US-1,019,5916 Suspension isolation portions, and suspension members incorporating same
An isolation portion for a suspension member may include a substantially monolithic material configured to couple to a connected end of each of a first link and...
US-1,019,5655 Vibration assisted free form fabrication
Systems and methods for forming a workpiece are disclosed. The system may include a fixture assembly for receiving a workpiece having opposing first and second...
US-D839,801 Vehicle hood
US-D839,800 Vehicle front upper bumper cover
US-1,019,4484 Apparatus and method for initiating an emergency call using a personal communication device
A vehicle system includes a controller configured to receive a vehicle state signal indicative of a vehicle being in an emergency state, repeatedly transmit a...
US-1,019,3627 Detection of visible light communication sources over a high dynamic range
A visible light communication (VLC) receiver captures frames of a scene with a camera to detect flashing light signals from a VLC transmitter such as an array...
US-1,019,3544 Minimizing ringing in wide band gap semiconductor devices
Embodiments include a power conversion circuit comprising first and second semiconductor switches, and a drive circuit configured to create a period of...
US-1,019,3494 Vehicle glass roof systems
A glass roof system includes a first glass layer, a photovoltaic module, a switching film powered by the photovoltaic module, and a control module configured to...
US-1,019,3261 Genderless electric terminals for vehicles
Method and apparatus are disclosed for genderless electric terminals of vehicles. An example genderless electric terminal includes a first arm, a second arm...
US-1,019,2125 Vehicle-window-transmittance-control apparatus and method
A vehicle is disclosed that includes systems for adjusting the transmittance of one or more windows of the vehicle. The vehicle may include a camera outputting...
US-1,019,1243 Expandable mirrors
Various expandable mirrors and a vehicle having the same are described. An expandable mirror may include a first pane having a first reflective surface and a...
US-1,019,0957 Calculation-based vehicle cabin filtration performance
A method for determining a vehicle heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) passenger cabin air filter filtration performance includes determining a...
US-1,019,0934 Systems and methods for engine-off natural vacuum leak testing with fuel enablement compensation
Methods and systems are provided for increasing the robustness of engine off natural vacuum testing. In one example, following an engine-off event, a heat...
US-1,019,0812 Method and system for reducing the possibility of vehicle heat exchanger freezing
Methods and systems for reducing the possibility of heat pump evaporator fin freezing are described. Evaporator fin temperature is compared to a threshold...
US-1,019,0742 Illuminating vehicle window assemblies for providing auxiliary brake lights
An illuminating vehicle window assembly includes a glass panel, a metallic layer secured to the glass panel, and a light source for illuminating the glass panel...
US-1,019,0544 Supercharger with exhaust gas recirculation
An engine, methods and systems are provided for supercharging charge air for internal combustion engines. The engine having an intake, and a blower with at...
US-1,019,0541 Method and system for engine water injection
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting water injection at distinct locations of an engine based on a total water injection error determined from an...
US-1,019,0523 Methods and system for reducing particulate matter produced by an engine
Methods and systems for simultaneously operating port fuel injectors and direct fuel injectors of an internal combustion engine are described. In one example,...
US-1,019,0512 Manifold volume determination based on surge frequency
Methods and systems are provided for determining a cylinder air charge based on a boost manifold volume of an engine. In one example, a method may include...
US-1,019,0507 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-1,019,0487 Systems and methods for a bi-valved variable inlet device
Methods and systems are provided for a variable inlet device of a compressor. In one example, a compressor may include the variable inlet device arranged within...
US-1,019,0480 Engine cover plate
A engine block cover plate is described having a depression shaped to guide coolant flow around a bend in a coolant circuit, the plate further including a...
US-1,019,0474 Methods and systems for an engine
Methods and systems are provided for an exhaust bypass valve and a heat exchanger upstream of a three-way valve. In one example, a method may include flowing...
US-1,019,0472 Systems and methods for sensing particulate matter
Systems and methods are provided for sensing particulate matter in an exhaust system of a vehicle. In one example, a system includes a tube with a plurality of...
US-1,019,0358 Vehicle safe and authentication system
A vehicle safe authentication system may include a vehicle safe, a vehicle camera, and a control unit programmed to receive an indication of unauthorized access...
US-1,019,0348 Systems and methods for a refueling request
Methods and systems are provided for opening a refueling door. In one example, a method may include gradually opening the refueling door in proportion to a fuel...
US-1,019,0272 Vehicle distance advise systems
A vehicle distance advise system includes a first housing section including a first reflective strip and a first warning device connected to the first...
US-1,018,9516 Vehicle aerodynamic assemblies for providing passive water management
A vehicle aerodynamic assembly includes a first end plate, an airfoil including an outboard edge portion contiguous with the first end plate, and a first...
US-1,018,9472 Smart trailer classification system
Methods and systems are provided for classification of the type and weight of a trailer being towed by a vehicle. The classification is based on a comparison...
US-1,018,9468 Paddle shifter control of hybrid powertrain
A vehicle comprises a hybrid powertrain includes an electric machine coupled between an automatic gearbox and an engine. The vehicle includes paddle shifters...
US-1,018,9466 Identifying in-range fuel pressure sensor error
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an in-range error of a pressure sensor arranged downstream of a lift pump in a fuel system of a vehicle. In one...
US-1,018,9460 Methods and system for operating a vehicle transmission
Systems and methods for operating a hybrid vehicle driveline that includes an engine and a motor are presented. In one example, the systems and methods include...
US-1,018,9451 Return-to-park spring
A parking mechanism in a vehicle is controlled to rotate, which engages and disengages a pawl with a spoke or gear of a wheel to selectively hold the wheel...
US-1,018,9449 Vehicle cleaning
A computer is programmed to, upon determining that obstruction of a window exceeds a first threshold and that a fluid level of a reservoir is above both of two...
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