Patents Assigned to Delphi Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10017659
    Abstract: A wire terminal assembly is disclosed in which a conductive terminal is connected to a conductive cable core along a conductive connection interface. A coating is disposed over the conductive connection interface that is the product of a free radical polymerization reaction of a coating composition applied over the conductive connection interface, the coating composition including: (1) an oligomer comprising at least two active unsaturated bonds, (2) a monomer comprising an unsaturated bond, and (3) a compound comprising a plurality of thiol groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Robert A. Smith, Frank A. Ciapala, Gina Sacco, Sean P. Krompegel, Christopher R. Rudzinskas, Evangelia Rubino
  • Patent number: 10021469
    Abstract: A sound emitter device for use on a motor vehicle comprises a casing comprising an axial wall and a bottom wall, the axial wall extending along a vertical axis from the bottom wall toward an opening opposite the bottom wall, a control circuit, an acoustic membrane that closes the opening of the casing and that is provided on its lower face with excitation means controlled by the control circuit a peripheral rim that is arranged in the opening, the external peripheral edge of the acoustic membrane being mounted to bear on the peripheral rim, a secondary wall that is made in one piece with the peripheral rim and that is bent toward the peripheral rim so as to retain the acoustic membrane by clamping its external peripheral edge between the peripheral rim and the secondary wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michal Kamon, Grzegorz Tkaczyk
  • Patent number: 10021797
    Abstract: A mounting-bracket configured to attach to a mounting-surface includes a base and sides, a retainer, an electrical-assembly, and a blocking-device. The mounting-surface defines a mounting-hole. The base and sides define a cavity. The base includes a retention-device that extends through the mounting-hole. The retention-device has an inner-surface and an outer-surface. The inner-surface defines an aperture and the outer-surface includes locking-tabs. The retainer is received within the aperture of the retention-device. The retainer has an end and walls generally perpendicular to the end. The walls are in direct contact with the inner-surface and prevent an inward-flexure of the locking-tabs. The electrical-assembly has a lower-surface that is received within the cavity. The blocking-device is in direct contact with the lower-surface of the electrical-assembly and the end of the retainer, thereby preventing a removal of the retainer from the aperture when the electrical-assembly is received within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick A. Rodriguez, Michael F. Loew
  • Patent number: 10020599
    Abstract: A back shell is described herein. The back shell is configured to be attached to a connector body defining a first attaching feature in its outer surface. The back shell has an attachment portion defining a second attaching feature and a generally tubular support portion extending from this attachment portion. The second attaching feature is configured to engage the first attaching feature of the connector body to secure the back shell to the connector body. An outer surface of the attachment portion of the back shell defines a third attaching feature that is identical in configuration and function to the first attaching feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Garcia Lepez, Cynthia Fraga Hernandez, Alejandro Garcia Cabello
  • Patent number: 10019014
    Abstract: A lane-keeping system suitable for use on an automated vehicle includes a camera, an inertial-measurement-unit, and a controller. The camera is configured to detect a lane-marking of a roadway traveled by a vehicle. The inertial-measurement-unit is configured to determine relative-motion of the vehicle. The controller in communication with the camera and the inertial-measurement-unit. When the lane-marking is detected the controller is configured to steer the vehicle towards a centerline of the roadway based on a last-position, and determine an offset-vector indicative of motion of the vehicle relative to the centerline of the roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Premchand Krishna Prasad, Michael I. Chia, Ehsan Samiei
  • Patent number: 10017134
    Abstract: A locking retainer system configured to secure an automotive component within a motor vehicle includes a panel defining a T-shaped aperture and a retainer. The T-shaped aperture has a vertical aperture portion and a longitudinal aperture portion. The vertical aperture portion is defined by a first planar portion of the panel and the longitudinal aperture portion is defined by a second planar portion of the panel. The first planar portion is laterally offset from the second planar portion. The retainer has a vertical retainer portion and a longitudinal retainer portion and is attached to the automotive component by an elongated strut intermediate the vertical retainer portion and the automotive component. The panel is configured to receive the retainer within the aperture, thereby securing the automotive component to the panel and limiting motion of the automotive component relative to the panel along vertical, longitudinal, and lateral axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Pickens, Jesus R. Morales
  • Patent number: 10014583
    Abstract: A meander-type, frequency-scanned antenna with reduced beam squint suitable for use on an automated vehicle radar system includes a plurality of parallel sub-arrays, each sub-array equipped with a plurality of radiators. The antenna is formed by a serpentine-arrangement of a continuous-strip of material. The serpentine-arrangement configured so a first sub-array characterized by a signal propagating in a first-direction is adjacent to a second sub-array characterized by the signal propagating in a second-direction opposite the first-direction. The first sub-array and the second sub-array are each further configured to define a plurality of radiators configured such that a radar-beam emitted by the antenna in response to the signal is characterized by a direction-angle that is substantially unchanged when a frequency of the signal is varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chan-Ping E. Lim, Shawn Shi
  • Patent number: 10008786
    Abstract: A coaxial-cable-assembly includes a coaxial-cable and a tubular-ferrule. The coaxial-cable includes an outer-jacket and an exposed outer-shield conductor. The tubular-ferrule includes a crimp-zone, a skirt-zone, and a transition-zone therebetween. The tubular-ferrule defines a relief-slot having an open-end, a closed-end, and two parallel-edges that extend from the crimp-zone to the skirt-zone. The crimp-zone is brought into forcible contact with the exposed outer-shield conductor by drawing the two parallel-edges into close proximity, such that a crimp-zone-diameter is reduced to less than a skirt-zone-diameter. As a result, the closed-end of the relief-slot forms an aperture in a junction of the transition-zone and the skirt-zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Duane L. Brantingham
  • Patent number: 9989966
    Abstract: A crosswalk navigation system for operating an automated vehicle in an intersection includes an intersection-detector, a pedestrian-detector, and a controller. The intersection-detector is suitable for use on a host-vehicle. The intersection-detector is used to determine when the host-vehicle is proximate to an intersection and determine when the intersection includes a cross-walk. The pedestrian-detector is suitable for use on the host-vehicle. The pedestrian-detector is used to determine a motion-vector of a pedestrian relative to the cross-walk. The controller is in communication with the intersection-detector and the pedestrian-detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Junqing Wei, Wenda Xu, Jarrod M. Snider
  • Patent number: 9991620
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly is presented herein. The electrical connector includes a pair of connector blocks each defining a groove in an end surface that is configured to have an electrical conductor of an electrical cable partially disposed within it, e.g. a carbon nanotube conductor. The electrical connector also includes a housing configured to receive connector blocks, align the groove of one connector block with the groove of the other connector block, and hold the connector blocks together such that the electrical conductors within the grooves are in direct physical and electrical contact with the one another and are compressed. An electrical cable assembly incorporating such as connector and an method of manufacturing a cable assembly using such a connector is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Boyer, John F. Heffron, Evangelia Rubino, Duane L. Brantingham, Zachary J. Richmond
  • Patent number: 9983301
    Abstract: A radar system suitable for an automated vehicle includes a radar sensor and a controller. The radar-sensor is mounted on a host-vehicle. The radar-sensor is operable to detect radar-signals reflected by scattering-points of a target-vehicle located proximate to the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the radar-sensor. The controller is configured to determine a present-range-rate, a present-azimuth, and optionally a present-range, of each of the scattering-points at a present-time. The controller is also configured to recall a prior-range-rate, a prior-azimuth, and optionally a prior-range, of each of the scattering-points at a prior-time. The controller is also configured to calculate a yaw-rate of the target-vehicle at the present-time based on the present-range-rate, the present-azimuth, the prior-range-rate, and the prior-azimuth, and optionally the present-range and the prior-range, of each of the scattering-points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Liu, Jan K. Schiffmann
  • Patent number: 9975437
    Abstract: A conductor winding tool configured to stow a flexible electrical conductor, such as a conductor attached to an automotive battery charger. The tool includes a handle that is configured to be grasped by a human hand and a body defining an aperture through which the flexible electrical conductor passes. The tool is used to stow the flexible electrical conductor by winding the flexible electrical conductor into a storage device, such as a spool, reel, or storage bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Steven A. Musick
  • Patent number: 9978707
    Abstract: A circuit-board-assembly includes a printed-circuit-board, an integrated-circuit-die, a ball-grid-array, a barrier-material, and an adhesive-material. The printed-circuit-board includes a mounting-surface that defines a plurality of contact-pads and a continuous-trace that interconnects a selected-group of the contact-pads. The integrated-circuit-die includes an electrical-circuit having a plurality of solder-pads. The ball-grid-array includes a plurality of solder-balls interposed between the contact-pads and the solder-pads. The plurality of solder-balls establish electrical communication between the electrical-circuit and the contact-pads. The barrier-material is located between a string of solder-balls that are attached to the selected-group of the contact-pads to create a barrier. The barrier segregates an underfill-region from a non-underfill-region between the printed-circuit-board and the integrated-circuit-die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Zimmerman, Michael J. Pepples, David W. Ihms
  • Patent number: 9979167
    Abstract: A wire cable assembly, such as those used in electric or hybrid electric vehicles, having a plurality of shielded wire cables that are spliced together is presented. The assembly. A resilient shield clip electrically interconnects the shield conductors of at least a portion of the plurality of shielded wire cables. The shield clip defines a first wire receiving portion that is characterized as being omega-shaped in cross section. A first shield conductor portion is received within the first wire receiving portion. The shield clip further defines second and third wire receiving portions in which the second and third shield conductor portions are received respectively. A conductive shield sleeve is in electrical contact with the shield clip and encloses the first, second, and third shield conductor portions. A method of splicing shielded wire cables using such a shield clip is also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Volpone, Troy A. Iler
  • Patent number: 9960502
    Abstract: A wiring harness assembly is presented. The wiring harness assembly is formed by a method that includes the steps of crimping an electrical wire cable within a crimping feature of an electrical terminal having wire strands protruding from the crimping feature and fusing the wire strands of protruding portion, or “wire brush” so that the wire strands are in intimate contact, thereby eliminating voids between individual wire strands of the wire brush. The wires may be fused by laser welding, soldering, or brazing. The method may be especially beneficial for wire strands having an insulative oxide layer, such as aluminum. The bonding reduces the resistance between the wire strands due to insulating oxide layers on the surface of the wire strands and inhibiting of corrosion by eliminating inter-strand gaps where electrolytes in solution may enter and cause galvanic corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Geroge Albert Drew, Kurt Paul Seifert, Gina Sacco
  • Patent number: 9960550
    Abstract: A coaxial connector assembly is described herein. The coaxial connector assembly includes an inner contact that is configured to terminate a center conductor of a coaxial cable, an insulative inner sleeve holding the inner contact, a tubular outer contact surrounding the inner sleeve and the inner contact, said outer contact configured to terminate a shield braid of the coaxial cable and an insulative cylindrical outer sleeve defining a central cavity extending longitudinally therethrough in which said outer contact is disposed. The cavity has an opening configured to receive a corresponding coaxial connector. A lip on a forward end of the outer sleeve extends into the opening such that a forward edge of the outer contact is not exposed within the opening. The coaxial connector assembly may be configured to meet the FAKRA connector standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Cory R. Ensley, John R. Morello, Michael Jerry Demonica, Matthew L. Penn, James M. Rainey, Geronimo Mauricio De La Torre, Crystal F. Krompegel
  • Patent number: 9953476
    Abstract: An illustrative example method of operating a capacitive vehicle entry control device includes: determining a plurality of capacitance values of the vehicle entry control device during a measurement period; determining an average capacitance of the plurality of capacitance values; determining whether the determined average capacitance exceeds an average threshold; determining a range of the plurality of capacitance values; determining whether the determined range exceeds a range threshold; and initiating a vehicle entry process when the determined average capacitance exceeds the average threshold or when the determined range exceeds the range threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan D. Murphy, Kevin J. Hawes, Kris R. Stark
  • Patent number: 9952319
    Abstract: A Pseudo-Random Phase Modulation (PRPM) multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) radar system suitable for use on an automated vehicle includes a first transmit-antenna that transmits a first transmit-signal generated by a first PRPM-code, a second transmit-antenna that transmits a second transmit-signal generated by a second PRPM-code, a receive-antenna used to detect a first reflected-signal arising from the first transmit-signal and a second reflected-signal arising from the second transmit-signal, and a controller. The controller is in communication with the receive-antenna and is operable to generate the first PRPM-code and the second PRPM-code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James F. Searcy, Alebel Hassen Arage, Stephen W. Alland, Siyang Cao
  • Patent number: 9944318
    Abstract: A rear-wheel steering system suitable for use on an automated vehicle includes an object-detector, and actuator, and a controller. The object-detector is used to detect an object proximate to a host-vehicle. The actuator is used to adjust a rear-steering-angle of rear-wheels of the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the object-detector and the actuator. The controller is configured to determine a location of the object relative to the host-vehicle based on information from the object-detector, and operate the actuator to avoid the object when the host-vehicle moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brian R. Hilnbrand, Ludong Sun
  • Patent number: 9929509
    Abstract: A connector assembly including a first connector having a primary locking lever pivotably mounted to the first connector. The primary locking lever defines a pair of beams extending to a primary latch. The primary latch defines a ridge along a rearward edge providing a secondary striker. The second connector includes a primary striker that with the primary latch locks the first and second connectors together. The assembly further includes a CPA device slideably mounted to the first connector and a CPA lever defining a secondary latch. The secondary latch engages the lateral ridge to inhibit movement of the CPA device from an initial position to a final position until after the first and second connectors are fully mated. The secondary latch of the CPA device engages the secondary striker when the CPA device is moved to the final position, thereby preventing disengagement of the primary latch from the primary striker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Penn, Geronimo Mauricio De la Torre, Cory R. Ensley