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US-1,029,0407 Grain boundary diffusion process for rare-earth magnets
In at least one embodiment, a single sintered magnet is provided having a concentration profile of heavy rare-earth (HRE) elements within a continuously...
US-1,029,0159 Potential chassis damage identification, validation, and notification
A vehicle has one or more accelerometers for detecting acceleration of a chassis component. One or more separate sensors are also provided in the vehicle. A...
US-1,029,0158 System and method for assessing the interior of an autonomous vehicle
An autonomous vehicle includes interior sensors including an IR camera and a visible light camera. Images of an interior of the vehicle are captured using the...
US-1,028,9113 Autonomous occupant attention-based control
Signals are received from a plurality of sources, representing aspects of the vehicle, a vehicle operator, and an environment surrounding the vehicle. An...
US-1,028,8691 Method and system for estimating battery model parameters to update battery models used for controls
A powertrain having a traction battery is operated according to performance variables of the battery based on state variables of a reduced-order electrochemical...
US-1,028,8249 Pattern styling for reducing glare in vehicle lighting assemblies
A vehicle lighting assembly includes a lighting component, a metallic layer formed on a first portion of the lighting component to establish a reflective...
US-1,028,8246 Vehicle headlamp assembly
A vehicle headlamp assembly is generally shown. The headlamp assembly includes a housing, and a lens supported by the housing. The headlamp assembly includes a...
US-1,028,8160 Drive unit with limited slip and driveline disconnect capability
A clutch assembly includes a first clutch assembly having first clutch plates rotatably fixed to a first shaft and first carrier plates rotatably fixed to a...
US-1,028,8099 Attachment feature for securing two parallel workpieces together
An attachment feature is provided for securing two workpieces together. That attachment feature includes a first wall, a second wall, and a cantilever snap...
US-1,028,8021 Method of controlling aspirator motive flow
Methods and systems are provided for controlling an aspirator shut-off valve in a boosted engine. One example method includes increasing an opening of the...
US-1,028,8019 Secondary system and method for controlling an engine
Systems and methods for evaluating whether or not degradation of an engine air intake air filter is present based on a pressure drop across the air filter are...
US-1,028,8016 System and method for operating an engine
Methods and systems for operating an engine including an external exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system are presented. In one non-limiting example, output of a...
US-1,028,8014 Internal combustion engine with exhaust-gas recirculation arrangement and method for operating an internal...
A method for operating an internal combustion engine is provided. The method includes closing an EGR valve positioned in an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR)...
US-1,028,8013 Systems and methods for preventing fuel tank overfilling
Methods and systems are provided for preventing fuel tank overfilling during refueling events, wherein overfilling of the fuel tank is prevented by delivering a...
US-1,028,8012 Arrangement for introducing water into the intake manifold of an internal combustion engine and control device
Methods and systems are provided for introducing water into an intake manifold of an internal combustion engine. In one example, the system may include a water...
US-1,028,7999 System and method for intake manifold pressure control
Systems and methods for operating an engine with deactivating and non-deactivating valves are presented. In one example, engine volumetric efficiency actuators...
US-1,028,7941 Engine exhaust system control
Methods and systems are provided for expediting catalyst warm-up. In one example, a method may include flowing exhaust gas from an engine first through an...
US-1,028,7938 System and methods for reducing particulate matter emissions
A method for a vehicle comprises responsive to installation of a new exhaust particulate filter, doping fuel with an ash-producing additive, and combusting the...
US-1,028,7937 Exhaust system for an engine
An exhaust system for an engine has a volume element such as a muffler or a silencer. First and second exhaust pipes are connected as dual exhaust pipes...
US-1,028,7936 Oil drain for an internal combustion engine
An internal combustion engine is provided with one or more oil drain-back passages. The oil drain-back passage include an entrance into a crankcase via a...
US-1,028,7813 Bump stop for vehicle hood
An apparatus, according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a hood inner panel having a rear edge and a front edge, a...
US-1,028,7807 Glovebox downstop with bi-directional interlocking feature
A vehicle glovebox includes a frame rotationally operable within a housing. A downstop is defined within the frame, wherein the downstop in a blocking position...
US-1,028,6962 Method of fastening vehicle parts
An improved joining process interlocks parts together and avoids breakthrough in joints that would otherwise be infeasible. The process is used to join a...
US-1,028,6953 Autopark steering wheel snap reduction
A system and strategy for reducing rapid steering wheel movement at the end of an autopark maneuver. The strategy includes maintaining or ramping-out...
US-1,028,6950 Speed optimized trajectory control for motor vehicles
A trailer backup assist system for motor vehicles includes an auxiliary user input feature that can be used by a vehicle operator to provide a steering...
US-1,028,6923 Tire vibration and loose wheel detection
A vehicle computer includes a memory and a processor programmed to execute instructions stored in the memory. The instructions include receiving a wheel speed...
US-1,028,6899 Operation of power electronics during battery communication loss
A vehicle includes a battery control module and a controller. The battery control module is configured to issue at regular intervals a message indicative of a...
US-1,028,6892 Autonomous motor control during loss of motor communications
A computer-implemented method includes, responsive to absence of a motor controller receiving communication packets for a predetermined time during a drive...
US-1,028,6891 Vehicle parking system failure management
A system includes an autonomous sub-system that includes first and second braking modules. Each of the modules includes a processor and a memory, the memory...
US-1,028,6882 Motor vehicle with dust collector
A motor vehicle includes at least one air-conducting structure. That at least one air conducting structure is arranged downstream of a vehicle wheel in the...
US-1,028,6880 Sensor cleaner
A system includes a nozzle directed toward a sensor window and a Venturi valve including a discharger that is connected to the nozzle. The Venturi valve is...
US-1,028,6879 Window washer fluid reservoir contoured to firewall
A window washer fluid reservoir is provided for a motor vehicle. The reservoir includes a flattened washer fluid tank having an outer wall contoured to hug a...
US-1,028,6872 Energy-absorbing restraint system
A restraint system includes a housing and a rotor engaged with the housing. The housing and the rotor define a cavity therebetween. A resilient material is...
US-1,028,6850 Integrated center console latch opening close-out feature
A storage bin shell for a vehicle includes a main bin portion defining a storage bin having a latch opening and an integrated latch opening close-out member...
US-1,028,6849 Cargo management system incorporating a dynamic load floor and a swing arm assembly
A cargo management system is provided for a storage area of a motor vehicle. That cargo management system includes a dynamic load floor, a storage tub and a...
US-1,028,6848 Storage tray
A vehicle cargo area includes a retention structure having an upper portion, a vertical portion, an arcuate portion, and an angled portion. The vehicle cargo...
US-1,028,6840 Vehicle lighting assembly using panel with light reflecting film
A vehicle lighting assembly is provided that includes a window panel provided on a vehicle body and a light reflecting medium provided on a surface of the...
US-1,028,6837 Vehicle light assembly
A light assembly is provided herein. The light assembly includes a pair of light assemblies disposed on opposing sides of a rear portion of a vehicle. Each...
US-1,028,6831 Cargo management system incorporating a mat of memory foam
A cargo management system is provided. That cargo management system includes a mat of memory foam and at least one adjustable stop positioned below the mat and...
US-1,028,6830 Hinged cargo tie-down cleat
A retaining apparatus includes a base member having a backing portion engaging a first side of a fixed plate and a cleat engaging a second side of the fixed...
US-1,028,6826 Vehicle flooring component
A vehicle includes a metallic floor pan. A plurality of trim components defining a foot well is proximate the floor pan. A flooring component is coupled with...
US-1,028,6825 Support assembly for a vehicle seat
A support assembly for a vehicle seat includes a base plate and a support plate. The support plate is rotatably coupled to the base plate at a peripheral edge....
US-1,028,6824 Spreader plate load distribution
A seating assembly includes a seat having a seat frame. The seat generally defines a seating surface. A seatback is pivotally coupled with the seat. A carrier...
US-1,028,6822 Adjustable headrest assembly for vehicle seat
A headrest assembly is provided herein. A mounting assembly is pivotally coupled to a seatback. A frame is movably coupled to the mounting assembly. A locking...
US-1,028,6821 Armrest core, armrest incorporating that armrest core and method of manufacturing that armrest assembly
An armrest core includes a lattice having a plurality of void channel clusters. The void channel clusters have a section geometry characterized by a lateral...
US-1,028,6818 Dual suspension seating assembly
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback and a seat base. The seat base is operably coupled to the seatback. The seat base includes a first suspension...
US-1,028,6816 Vehicle loadspace floor
A vehicle loadspace floor comprising a first deployable portion and a second deployable portion, the first and second deployable portions cooperating to form a...
US-1,028,6815 H-point lift options for sleeper seats
A seating assembly includes a seat. A seatback is rotatably coupled with the seat to a fully reclined position. A rear seat lift device includes a mechanism...
US-1,028,6813 Forward member and harness engagement element to manipulate wiring harness between underside of a seat and...
A vehicle comprises: a floor portion; a seating assembly disposed above and positionable relative to the floor portion, the seating assembly comprising: a seat...
US-1,028,6807 Location-based electric vehicle preemptive cooling for DC fast charge
Methods and systems for electric vehicles, such as battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), include preemptively cooling a...
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