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US-1,007,2626 Methods and systems for improving electric energy storage device durability for a stop/start vehicle
Systems and methods for restarting an engine are presented. In one example, an engine may be automatically stopped and started in response to thresholds that...
US-1,007,2625 Method of controlling an engine of a motor vehicle
A vehicle start-stop system includes an engine and a controller. The controller is programmed to operate the system in a first mode when a first input is...
US-1,007,2601 Method for operating a common rail injection arrangement for an internal combustion engine having a stop-start...
Methods and system are provided for operating a fuel system of a stop-start engine system. In one example a method may comprise powering off a lift pump and...
US-1,007,2600 Method and system for port fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for controlling fuel injection via a port fuel injector. At low load conditions, a lift pump coupled to a port injector may be...
US-1,007,2448 Vehicle door handle
A vehicle door includes a door structure having an interior space and a ramp disposed within the interior space. The vehicle door further includes a latch and a...
US-1,007,1732 Windshield stone impact response
A vehicle includes a windshield having an integral pressure sensor. A signal from the pressure sensor is used to identify an impact against the windshield as a...
US-1,007,1729 Tow damping system
A vehicle includes a trailer hitch, an axle having an electronic limited slip differential, and a controller. The electronic limited slip differential includes...
US-1,007,1724 Regenerative torque limit control
A vehicle includes a powertrain and at least one controller programmed to, in response to a brake request and a shaft speed associated with a speed of the...
US-1,007,1708 Controller for vehicle wiper system
A system for a vehicle wiper is disclosed. The system comprises a first rain sensor disposed on a fore portion of a vehicle and a second rain sensor disposed on...
US-1,007,1701 Vehicle rollover safety system
A vehicle includes a body, door, glass dome, and dynamic pillars. The body defines a cabin and has first and second static pillars. The door that accesses the...
US-1,007,1700 Rear impact guard for a vehicle
A vehicle includes a frame and a bumper pivotally connected to the frame. A step is attached to the bumper so that the step is pivotal between a storage...
US-1,007,1691 Combined cup holder and storage bin
A combined cup holder and storage bin is provided. Such a device includes a rotating body having a first feature, a second feature and a third feature. The...
US-1,007,1690 Expandable top for vehicle center console
A vehicle center console includes an expandable top disposed on a storage bin. The center console is slidably connected to a floor pan and is movable towards...
US-1,007,1675 Autonomous vehicle headlight deactivation
A vehicle system includes an autonomous driving sensor and a processor. The autonomous driving sensor is programmed to output an object detection signal...
US-1,007,1664 System and method for variable sound dampening in an adjustable vehicle seat
A vehicle seat includes a first inflatable bladder and a pump fluidically coupled with the first bladder. A sound dampening assembly is fluidically coupled...
US-1,007,1653 Speed controlling an electric machine of a hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid powertrain includes an engine having a crankshaft, and an electric motor having a rotor selectively coupled to the crankshaft via a disconnect clutch...
US-1,007,1652 Dual mode IGBT gate drive to reduce switching loss
A vehicle powertrain includes an electric machine, an inverter including an IGBT having a gate configured to flow current through a phase of the electric...
US-1,007,1635 System and method for voltage regulator short circuit protection
A controller includes a tracking regulator having a reference voltage input and a voltage output and configured to regulate the voltage output to the reference...
US-1,007,1634 Dynamic IGBT gate drive to reduce switching loss
A vehicle powertrain includes an IGBT that conducts current between a supply and load. The vehicle powertrain also includes a controller that applies voltage to...
US-1,007,1625 Flow control assembly and method utilizing apertured shutters
An exemplary flow control assembly includes, among other things, shutters each having at least one aperture. The shutters are configured to move back and forth...
US-1,007,1617 Vehicle roof shade
A vehicle includes a first roller having a first roller magnet and a second roller having a second roller magnet. A shade includes a first shade magnet and a...
US-1,007,1616 Cardan mounting for an air vent
The invention relates to a cardan mounting for an air vent, comprising a fixed part and a moving part, which are each pivotably attached to a cardan ring,...
US-1,007,1482 Robotic vehicle painting instrument including a terahertz radiation device
A method comprising scanning a first painted surface of a first vehicle having two or more paint layers with a robotic terahertz radiation instrument to obtain...
US-1,007,0722 Storage bin double track system
A sliding storage compartment assembly for a motor vehicle includes a storage bin slidably received in a storage bin holder by a dual track assembly defined by...
US-1,007,0717 Stowable table assembly
A stowable table assembly includes: a table portion rotatable between a deployed position and a stowed position; a carrier configured to be slidably received in...
US-D828,263 Vehicle deployable stairs
US-1,006,9379 Electric motor cooling system
An electric motor system includes a stator and a cover. The stator has windings that are affixed to an end periphery of the stator. The cover is secured to...
US-1,006,9180 Thermoelectric battery cooling system and method
An exemplary electrified vehicle assembly includes a first coolant loop extending from a battery pack to a radiator, and a second coolant loop extending from...
US-1,006,9175 Grooved cover for battery array
A battery array according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a circuit connector assembly and a cover that partially...
US-1,006,9148 Fuel cell with selectively conducting anode
Use of a selectively conducting anode component in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells can reduce the degradation associated with repeated startup and...
US-1,006,9123 Battery pack securing method
An exemplary securing method includes securing a battery pack relative to a portion of an electrified vehicle by engaging a retention feature inside a perimeter...
US-1,006,8485 Platooning autonomous vehicle navigation sensory exchange
A vehicle system includes a communication interface programmed to communicate with a plurality of platooning vehicles, including a rear vehicle, and receive...
US-1,006,8477 System and method for detecting and communicating slipping of non-connected vehicles
Systems and methods for detecting and communicating slipping of non-connected vehicles are disclosed. An example disclosed vehicle includes a wireless...
US-1,006,8388 Automated system for suggesting wiper replacement
A system for determining a need for a vehicle windshield wiper blade replacement includes a detector for detecting a wiper blade operating noise and a processor...
US-1,006,7165 Isolated differential voltage probe for EMI noise source
A differential voltage probe for providing accurate measurement of differential voltage with high frequency components is disclosed that is further configured...
US-1,006,6741 Transmission and hydraulic control system
A hydraulic control system for an automatic transmission with a torque converter includes two regulator valves controlled by a single variable force solenoid...
US-1,006,6708 External spring to increase tension on belt tensioner for internal combustion engine
An easily attached and highly tunable spring arrangement for use with existing front end accessory drive automatic belt tensioners is provided. The spring...
US-1,006,6657 Anti-rotation and pull resistant fastener inserts
An insert according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body extending along an axis between a proximal portion and...
US-1,006,6594 Internal combustion engine having a spark plug
Methods and systems are provided for an internal combustion engine having at least one combustion chamber for burning a fuel mixture and a spark plug for...
US-1,006,6587 Methods and systems for a variable volume engine intake system
Methods and systems are provided for varying the volume of an engine intake system to increase the volumetric efficiency of the engine. In one example, a...
US-1,006,6585 Dual fuel refueling
Embodiments are disclosed that relate to refueling a dual fuel internal combustion engine. In one example, a method comprises supplying a liquid fuel to a fuel...
US-1,006,6577 Extruded cylinder liner
Extruded cylinder liners and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The extruded engine cylinder liner may include a cylindrical body having a longitudinal...
US-1,006,6575 Method and system for gasoline particulate filter operations
Methods and systems are provided for optimal operation of a gasoline particulate filter coupled to an engine exhaust system. Based on engine operating...
US-1,006,6573 Method and system for engine starting control
Methods and systems are provided for restarting an engine when a high pressure fuel pump is degraded. In response to an indication of high pressure fuel pump...
US-1,006,6571 Methods and system for central fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for leveraging the charge cooling effect of a manifold fuel injection. A charge cooling effect of a scheduled manifold fuel...
US-1,006,6570 Methods and systems for fuel injection control
Methods and systems are provided for continuously estimating a direct injector tip temperature based on heat transfer to the injector from the cylinder due to...
US-1,006,6559 Method and system for engine control
Methods and systems are provided for coordinating cylinder deactivation adjustments with changes to individual cylinder piston displacement. In doing do, the...
US-1,006,6558 Method and system for torque control
Methods and systems are provided for detecting air-fuel ratio imbalances across all engine cylinders. In one example, a method (or system) may include...
US-1,006,6542 Automatic branch communication valve
Methods and systems are provided for an automatic branch communication valve. In one example, a method includes rotating the valve to a second position in...
US-1,006,6530 Exhaust gas mixer
Systems are provided for a mixer. In one example, the mixer may include tubes and an outer pipe configured to receive exhaust gas.
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