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US-1,012,4769 Global stolen vehicles tracking
A vehicle information server maps a unique identifier of a stolen vehicle to a network identifier of the vehicle. Responsive to receiving the network identifier...
US-1,012,4767 Vehicle exterior keypad having interior lamp
An input keypad assembly on a vehicle is provided and includes a keypad located on a vehicle body member and configured to receive a user input on an exterior...
US-1,012,4765 Keypad master code
A vehicle keypad lock control system includes a computer programmed to determine whether the keypad master code should be deactivated based at least on data...
US-1,012,4762 Apparatus and method for improving wear-comfort of a seatbelt
An apparatus and method for improving the safety-relevant wear-comfort of a seatbelt worn by an occupant of a vehicle seat uses at least one sensor to detect...
US-1,012,4747 HVAC condenser condensate deflector that deflects and channels the HVAC condensate
An acoustic barrier panel for reducing transmission of sound between a motor vehicle engine compartment and a motor vehicle passenger compartment includes an...
US-1,012,4739 Integrated bicycle rack attachment feature for rear spoiler
A bicycle carrier attachment for a vehicle includes at least one bracket held within an interior of a vehicle spoiler. The at least one bracket is attached to a...
US-1,012,4737 Retractable and adjustable hook assemblies
A vehicle hook assembly may include a housing having an internal cavity receiving a slidable portion having a hook at a distal end thereof and a rail extending...
US-1,012,4736 Article storage device in a vehicle
An article storage device comprises a housing having a storage space defined by a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls; and a partition plate extending between...
US-1,012,4731 Controlling side-view mirrors in autonomous vehicles
Side-view mirror deployment in autonomous vehicles can be diagnosed by determining one or more first rates of fuel consumption and deploying one or more...
US-1,012,4730 Vehicle lane boundary position
A method for determining a position of a vehicle in a lane includes receiving perception information from a first camera positioned on a first side of a vehicle...
US-1,012,4725 Customizable vehicle charge status tones
A vehicle includes an audio transducer and a controller. The controller is configured to, in response to a state of charge (SOC) of a battery crossing a charge...
US-1,012,4696 Estimation and compensation of battery measurement and asynchronization biases
A hybrid or electric vehicle includes a traction battery to store and provide energy for the vehicle. The traction battery includes a number of battery cells....
US-1,012,4651 Systems and methods for controlling electrically powered heating devices within electrified vehicles
An electrified vehicle includes a passenger cabin, an electrically powered heating device configured to heat airflow for conditioning the passenger cabin, and a...
US-1,012,4649 Auxiliary heating system for vehicles
An auxiliary heating system for a vehicle interacts with an ignition controller having a Run state in which an engine of the vehicle is running and an Off state...
US-1,012,4647 Methods and systems for coolant system
Methods and systems are provided for controlling coolant flow through parallel branches of a coolant circuit including an AC condenser and a charge air cooler....
US-1,012,4640 Vehicle suspension member
A suspension member for connecting a vehicle wheel to a vehicle. In one example, the suspension member is a control arm having a control arm body and at least...
US-1,012,4354 Plasma nozzle for thermal spraying using a consumable wire
The invention relates to a device for thermally coating a surface, which has at least one housing (6), a cathode (9), a primary gas distributor (11), a...
US-D833,346 Drift stick
US-1,012,3465 Power-module assembly
A method of forming a power-module assembly includes arranging power stages in a cavity of a container such that the power stages are spaced apart from walls of...
US-1,012,3179 Method and arrangement for routing vehicles in road traffic
A central routing unit receives traffic-related data from vehicles that are involved in the road traffic, and transmits routing information to at least one...
US-1,012,2357 Sensorless temperature compensation for power switching devices
An inverter for an electric vehicle drive has a bridge including a plurality of power switching devices having respective insulated gate terminals and emitter...
US-1,012,2294 Active gate clamping for inverter switching devices with enhanced common source inductance
An inverter phase leg has upper and lower gate drive circuits supplying gate drive signals to upper and lower transistors. Each gate drive circuit includes an...
US-1,012,2040 Reactant manifolds for fuel cell stacks operating below freezing
At below freezing temperatures, ice blockages can be prevented in the reactant outlet manifolds of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stacks by modifying the...
US-1,012,2025 Proton exchange membrane fuel cell with stepped channel bipolar plate
A fuel cell assembly includes a pair of corrugated bipolar plates. Each of the plates is defined by peak portions and sidewalls connecting the peak portions....
US-1,012,2004 Quick connect assembly for busbars in an electrified vehicle
A battery assembly according to a non-limiting aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a busbar, an array of battery cells including an...
US-1,012,1616 Window switch assembly of a vehicle
A window switch assembly of a vehicle comprises a base; a rail on the base; and a control member partially received in the rail and slidable in the rail. The...
US-1,012,1464 Subband algorithm with threshold for robust broadband active noise control system
An active noise control (ANC) system includes a speaker and one or more processors. The one or more processors implement an adaptive subband filtered reference...
US-1,012,1376 Vehicle assistance
A computer is programmed to receive a message from a second vehicle indicating a fault in a second vehicle component. The computer is further programmed to...
US-1,012,1367 Vehicle lane map estimation
A computer can receive, from a vehicle sensor, data about a plurality of second vehicles, define two or more vehicle clusters based on location data of second...
US-1,012,1291 Method and apparatus for visual accident detail reporting
A system includes a processor configured to request vehicle sensor data upon crash detection. Further, the processor is configured to assemble the data into a...
US-1,011,9597 Transmission assembly
The output gear of a transmission is externally supported from an interior support by two ball bearings. The output gear is fixed to a shell. A carrier of a...
US-1,011,9577 Cooling system for a dry dual clutch of a dual clutch transmission
A dual-clutch for a motor vehicle includes an input, first and second outputs, friction plates for producing a drive connection between the input and the first...
US-1,011,9540 Variable displacement vane pump
A sliding vane pump includes a passageway that fluidly connects one or more pumping chambers to a side chamber. The passageway pressurizes the side chamber....
US-1,011,9515 Method for pre-ignition control
Various systems and methods are described for controlling pre-ignition in a boosted engine in a newly manufactured vehicle. One method comprises, during a...
US-1,011,9503 Method and system for vacuum generation in an intake
Methods and systems are provided for a vacuum generating device. In one example, a vacuum generating device comprises a venturi device upstream of an annular...
US-1,011,9499 Exhaust gas recirculation system and method for operation thereof
An engine system is provided. The engine system may include an exhaust gas heat exchanger valve including an actuatable valve plate, a valve actuation assembly...
US-1,011,9490 Methods and systems for central fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for adjusting engine operating conditions for mitigation of pre-ignition in one or more engine cylinder. In one example, a...
US-1,011,9479 Methods and systems for boost control based on exhaust pressure greater than a threshold
Methods and systems are provided for mitigating excessive exhaust pressures in an engine. In one example, a method may include adjusting an intake throttle...
US-1,011,9438 Positive crankcase ventilation systems and engine systems including the same
An engine system comprises an intake manifold including a manifold body downstream of an intake port and having a first through-aperture and a second...
US-1,011,9418 Split turbocharger bearing assembly
A turbocharger bearing assembly of a split turbocharger for an engine is disclosed in which key rotational parts are rotatably supported by a pair of spaced...
US-1,011,9316 Sliding door brake assembly
A vehicle sliding door brake assembly configured for attachment to a sliding door mechanism of a vehicle may include a brake member connectable to the sliding...
US-1,011,9308 Powered latch system for vehicle doors and control system therefor
A latch system for vehicle doors includes a powered latch including a powered actuator that is configured to unlatch the powered latch. An interior unlatch...
US-1,011,8646 Chassis-subframe arrangement for improving crash protection
A chassis-subframe is attached to a vehicle body and is connected via a plurality of fasteners to high load-bearing body parts. The chassis subframe is...
US-1,011,8624 Torque converter having variable pitch stator and bypass clutch
A transmission includes a torque converter with both a variable pitch stator and a bypass clutch. These are controlled in two modes to maintain a target slip...
US-1,011,8610 Autonomous vehicle using path prediction
A controller in a host vehicle includes a processor and a memory storing processor-executable instructions. The processor is programmed to calculate an error...
US-1,011,8608 Method for engine laser ignition system
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a laser ignition system of an engine. In one example, a controller may operate the laser in a sealed cylinder...
US-1,011,8605 Methods and system for a hybrid vehicle
Methods and systems are provided for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle that includes an internal combustion engine, a rear drive unit electric machine,...
US-1,011,8593 Police vehicle monitor
Systems and methods are disclosed for a police vehicle monitor. An example disclosed police vehicle includes first beacons positioned on a chassis of the police...
US-1,011,8592 Diagnostic port protection to body control module
A body controller may monitor a vehicle bus for diagnostic requests received from a scan device connected to a diagnostic port when a vehicle perimeter alarm of...
US-1,011,8582 Restraint system
A restraint system includes a side air curtain, a sail panel, and a secondary cushion. The side air curtain is inflatable to an inflated position and has a top...
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