Patents Assigned to FCA US LLC
  • Patent number: 10940724
    Abstract: An air induction system for filtering a compressible fluid to an electromechanical component mounted on a wheel of a vehicle. The system may make use of a first plurality of float valves arranged in series in a non-linear first flowpath path, with at least one of the float valves forming an inlet for intaking the compressible fluid into the first flowpath, and one being in communication with an inlet of the electromechanical component. Each of the float valves may have a buoyant float valve element therein which is responsive to change position when submerged in water, to close off its respective float valve depending on an angular orientation of the wheel, and thus an angular orientation of the float valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventor: Tarek Abdel-Baset
  • Patent number: 10933458
    Abstract: A stamping press binder assembly for forming a finished stamped product from a blank includes an upper die for at least partially forming the finished stamped product, a stationary punch, an inner lower binder, and an outer lower binder. The inner and outer lower binders are both supported by a single cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Dajun Zhou, Changqing Du, Robert D Miller, Richard J Siemen
  • Patent number: 10937186
    Abstract: Advanced driver assistance (ADAS) systems and methods for a vehicle comprise capturing an image using a monocular camera system of the vehicle and detecting a landmark in the image using a deep neural network (DNN) trained with labeled training data including generating a bounding box for the detected landmark, predicting a depth of pixels in the image using a convolutional neural network (CNN) trained with unlabeled training data captured by a stereo camera system, filtering noise by averaging predicted pixel depths for pixels in the region of the bounding box to obtain an average depth value for the detected landmark, determining a coordinate position of the detected landmark using its average depth value, and performing at least one ADAS feature using the determined coordinate position of the detected landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Zijian Wang, Stephen Horton
  • Patent number: 10933743
    Abstract: A power-take off (PTO) system for a vehicle having a powertrain comprising an engine and a hybrid electric transmission includes a PTO device configured to provide power to an accessory load of the vehicle, a housing for a gear clutch of the transmission, the housing being formed of steel, needle bearings for the gear clutch, and a gear defined by or attached to an outer surface of the housing, wherein at least one electric motor of the transmission is configured to drive the PTO device via the gear clutch and the gear while the engine is disconnected from the transmission or is shut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Tejinder Singh, James E Adams, Robert E Lee
  • Patent number: 10927729
    Abstract: A positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system for an internal combustion engine having an air induction system configured to supply air to the includes a PCV line configured to fluidly couple between a crankcase of the engine and the air induction system, a condenser disposed on the PCV line and configured to condense water vapor and fuel vapor contained in blow-by gases received from the crankcase to separate the water vapor and fuel vapor from the blow-by gases and form a water/fuel mixture and a lean blow-by gas, and an oil separator disposed on the PCV line and configured to receive the lean blow-by gas from the condenser and separate oil therefrom to form a filtered blow-by gas for return to the air induction system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Iain J Read, Timothy J Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10929986
    Abstract: An advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and corresponding method for a vehicle utilize a camera system configured to capture an image and a controller configured to receive the captured image, detect an object in the captured image using a simple neural network model, track the detected object using a tracking technique to obtain a tracked position, project a trajectory of the detected object using a trajectory projection technique to obtain a predicted position, determine a most likely position of the detected object based on at least one of the tracked and predicted positions, generate a two-dimensional (2D) birdview projection illustrating the detected object according to its determined most likely position, and control at least one ADAS feature of the vehicle using the generated 2D birdview projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Zijian Wang, Dalong Li, Ivan Roman
  • Patent number: 10926717
    Abstract: A vehicle with an integrated portable audio system includes an interior body defining an interior passenger compartment and a docking station having a back wall, an upper wall, a lower wall, and side walls that define a receiving compartment. A wireless speaker is removably dockable with the docking station. When docked with the docking station, the wireless speaker is configured to connect to an audio system of the vehicle. When removed from the docking station, the wireless speaker is portable and configured to connect to a peripheral device for playing audio media on the wireless speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Matthew A Berg, Coby S Clark
  • Patent number: 10914362
    Abstract: A modular hybrid transmission configurable between a 9-speed configuration and an 8-speed configuration includes first, second, third, and fourth planetary gear sets each having first, second, and third elements. Seven torque transmitting devices are each selectively engageable to interconnect one of the first, second, and third elements of one of the planetary gear sets directly with (i) one of the first, second, and third elements of another one of the planetary gear sets, (ii) a housing, or (iii) an input member. The seven torque transmitting devices are selectively engageable to establish nine forward speed ratios and at least one reverse speed ratio. Upon removal of a fourth torque transmitting device, the transmission is arranged in the 8-speed configuration and the remaining six torque transmitting devices are selectively engageable to establish eight forward speed ratios and at least one reverse speed ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Tejinder Singh, John C Collins
  • Patent number: 10899355
    Abstract: A misfire detection system and method for a vehicle utilize a controller to obtain a crankshaft speed signal indicative of a rotational speed of an engine crankshaft connected to a device that mitigates vibrational disturbances at the crankshaft caused by misfires of the engine, detect that a first firing event of the engine is a first misfire based on the crankshaft speed signal, monitor a vibrational response of the crankshaft, detect that a consecutive second firing event of the engine is a second misfire based on a first modified crankshaft speed signal and the first set of thresholds, and in response to detecting the second misfire, reset the monitoring of the vibrational response of the crankshaft including modifying the amplitude of the crankshaft speed signal to obtain a second modified crankshaft speed signal and comparing the second modified crankshaft speed signal to a set of thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Jaeyeong Chang, Richard K Moote, Arthur J Varady, Ilias Anagnostopoulos-Politis, Zhe Wang, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10899386
    Abstract: A vehicle front rail has an elongated body with a first end adapted to couple with a bumper and a second end adapted to couple with a rocker panel. A portion of the body, adjacent the first end, has a cross section with an overall dumbbell shape. It includes a first and second portion separated by a narrow portion. A reinforcement member is positioned in the narrowed portion of the dumbbell cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Sunil Waghmare, Abhijeet Thorat, Meenakshi Solaimalai
  • Patent number: D908557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Laura Arias, Irina Zavatski
  • Patent number: D909917
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Brian H. Nielander, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D909918
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Brian H. Nielander, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D909938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Deyan Ninov, Michael Gillam, Gregory A Howell
  • Patent number: D909945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Brian H. Nielander, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D910493
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Brian H. Nielander, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D910504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Everard J Scott, Michael Gillam, Gregory A. Howell
  • Patent number: D911890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Brian H. Nielander, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D912305
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Taylor A. Langhals, Brian H. Nielander, Mark T. Allen
  • Patent number: D912579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Frank Dionisopoulos, Nicholas Vardis