Patents Assigned to FCA US LLC
  • Patent number: 11414016
    Abstract: A step assembly for a tailgate of a vehicle, which includes a retractable rail secured to a housing located within the tailgate. The retractable rail is configured to extend from the housing and the tailgate when in a deployed state, and be entirely received within the housing and the tailgate when in a non-deployed state. A sliding stop device is positioned within the housing and connected to an end of the retractable rail. The stop device includes a tubular member having an aperture formed therein, and a movable arm located in the tubular member that is biased to extend outward from the aperture such that as the retractable rail is moved to the deployed state, the aperture of the sliding stop device is aligned with the opening of the housing, and the movable arm is engaged with the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventor: Frederick F Bender
  • Patent number: 11407388
    Abstract: Park control systems and methods operate such that, in response to a request to engage or disengage a park pawl of a vehicle park pawl system, a controller commands a hydraulic brake system to maintain a hydraulic brake pressure therein generated in response to depression of a brake pedal by a driver of the vehicle, when vehicle movement is detected after maintaining the hydraulic brake pressure, commands a vacuum-independent electric brake booster to generate and provide additional hydraulic brake pressure to the hydraulic brake system, commands the park pawl system to engage or disengage the park pawl to/from a transmission output shaft, and after the park pawl is engaged or disengaged to/from the transmission output shaft, commands the hydraulic brake system to release its hydraulic pressure at a defined rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: James R Hollowell, Zachary Rogalski
  • Patent number: 11407413
    Abstract: Powertrain propulsive torque monitoring and remedial action techniques for a cruise control mode of an electrified vehicle comprise obtaining a set of inputs indicative of a driver torque request and a state/grade of a road along which the vehicle is traveling, operating in a cruise control mode including determining a total torque request for an electrified powertrain, determining and commanding a distribution of the total torque request to the electrified powertrain, and determining the road state/grade based on at least some of the set of inputs, and monitoring the operating in the cruise control mode including determining an actual torque being generated by the electrified powertrain, determining upper and lower acceptable torque limits for the cruise control mode based on the road state/grade, and taking remedial action regarding the cruise control mode when the actual torque is outside of the upper and lower acceptable torque limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Behrouz Ashrafi, Sathya Manivasagam, Feisel F Weslati
  • Patent number: 11401565
    Abstract: A laser beam is scanned along spaced apart side-by-side laser tracks to form corresponding spaced apart side-by-side hardened metal tracks across a binder surface of the forming die. Each hardened metal track is oriented to extend longitudinally in a direction that is normal to the metal flow direction across the binder surface during a sheet metal forming operation. The scanning forms the corresponding hardened metal tracks across the binder surface without needing to perform a post-hardening machining operation on the sheet metal forming die to remove distortion caused by the laser hardening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Dajun Zhou, Yongjun Zhou, Robert D Miller
  • Patent number: 11391844
    Abstract: Systems and methods of detecting and tracking a pole-shaped object proximate to a vehicle comprise down-sampling three-dimensional (3D) light detection and ranging (LIDAR) point cloud data for each of a plurality of frames according to a user-configurable voxel size, filtering the down-sampled 3D LIDAR point cloud data to remove data points corresponding to ground surface reflections, dividing the 3D LIDAR point cloud data into a plurality of clusters that are parallel to the vehicle's moving direction, projecting the plurality of clusters to a plane that is parallel to sides of the vehicle to generate an image, detecting a pole-shaped object in the image, and tracking the pole-shaped object by deep sorting across multiple frames of the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Chen, Zijian Wang
  • Patent number: D957995
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness
  • Patent number: D957996
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness
  • Patent number: D958712
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Lou L. Gasevski, Kohl J. Kohrman, Mark C. Trostle, Brian H. Nielander
  • Patent number: D958713
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness
  • Patent number: D958715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness
  • Patent number: D958716
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Chris A. Benjamin, Winnie W. Cheung, Dan M. Zimmermann, Cecile M. Giroux
  • Patent number: D959715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness
  • Patent number: D959730
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Nicolas R. Stone, Irina Zavatski
  • Patent number: D959731
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Nicolas R. Stone, Irina Zavatski
  • Patent number: D960061
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness
  • Patent number: D960062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness
  • Patent number: D960067
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventor: Anthony L. Vincent
  • Patent number: D960409
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness
  • Patent number: D960410
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness
  • Patent number: D960411
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Tome Jovanoski, Timothy W. Anness