Patents Assigned to FCA US LLC
  • Patent number: 10829162
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a cargo area having a surface and a floor assembly. The floor assembly includes a pair of elongated trim panels, a floor panel and a pair of locking mechanisms. The pair of elongated trim panels are mounted to the surface of the cargo area at opposite sides thereof. The floor panel is slidably disposed onto the surface of the cargo area and between the pair of trim panels. The pair of locking mechanisms connect the floor panel and the pair of trim panels to prevent vertical and horizontal movement of the floor panel when the floor panel is fully disposed onto the surface of the cargo area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Flor Elena Quiros Perez, Edgar Ceballos, Maurice J Gisler, John H Pray, Uzziel Ramirez, Jacob Wright
  • Patent number: 10830122
    Abstract: An air cooling system for a vehicle engine includes an air intake configured to receive intake air for delivery to the engine, a first coolant loop thermally coupled to the air intake to provide cooling to the intake air, and a second coolant loop thermally coupled to the air intake to provide further cooling to the intake air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Eric M Lott, Hussam El-Jobran
  • Patent number: 10828958
    Abstract: Sun load on a cabin of a vehicle is determined without a sun load sensor by affixing a relative humidity/temperature sensor to an inside of a windshield of the vehicle. The relative humidity/temperature sensor includes a relative humidity sensor that senses relative humidity of air at the relative humidity sensor, a temperature sensor that senses temperature of the air at the relative humidity sensor and a glass temperature sensor that senses temperature of glass of the windshield. A controller determines the sun load based on readings from the relative humidity/temperature sensor of relative humidity of the air at the relative humidity sensor, temperature of the air at the relative humidity sensor and temperature of the glass of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventor: Allan A Flanagan
  • Patent number: 10829159
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body and a reinforcement assembly. The vehicle body has first inner and outer walls that define a cavity and second inner and outer curved walls that define another cavity. The reinforcement assembly includes a plurality of inserts. One insert of the plurality of inserts is at least partially disposed in the cavity defined by the first inner and outer walls and another insert of the plurality of inserts is at least partially disposed in the another cavity defined by the second inner and outer curved walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Paul R Stibich, David M Biernat, Radhakrishnan Raman
  • Patent number: 10823098
    Abstract: A low speed pre-ignition detection, mitigation, and driver notification system and method utilize a controller to analyze a knock signal from a knock sensor to detect LSPI knock of the engine and in response to detecting the LSPI knock, enrich a fuel/air ratio of the engine and limit a torque output of the engine to a level that is less than a maximum torque output of the engine, and when enriching the fuel/air ratio of the engine and limiting the torque output of the engine does not mitigate the LSPI knock, output at least one message for a driver of the vehicle instructing the driver to take remedial action to mitigate the LSPI knock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Ethan E Bayer, Jonathan D Stoffer, David A Lawrence, William P Attard, Tyler Tutton
  • Patent number: 10823855
    Abstract: An advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and method for a vehicle utilize a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system configured to emit laser light pulses and capture reflected laser light pulses collectively forming three-dimensional (3D) LIDAR point cloud data and a controller configured to receive the 3D LIDAR point cloud data divide the 3D LIDAR point cloud data into a plurality of cells corresponding to distinct regions surrounding the vehicle, generate a histogram comprising a calculated height difference between a maximum height and a minimum height in the 3D LIDAR point cloud data for each cell of the plurality of cells, and using the histogram, perform at least one of adaptive ground removal from the 3D LIDAR point cloud data and traffic level recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Dalong Li, Andrew Chen
  • Patent number: 10823120
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling a forced-induction engine having a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation (LPEGR) system comprise determining a desired differential pressure (dP) at an inlet of a boost device based on an engine mass air flow (MAF) and a speed of the engine, wherein the engine further comprises a dP valve disposed upstream from an EGR port and a throttle valve disposed downstream from the boost device, determining a desired EGR mass fraction based on at least the engine MAF and the engine speed, determining a maximum throttle inlet pressure (TIP) based on the engine speed, the desired EGR mass fraction, and a barometric pressure, and performing coordinated control of the dP valve and the throttle valve based on the desired dP and the maximum TIP, respectively, thereby extending EGR operability to additional engine speed/load regions and increasing engine efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Tutton, William P Attard, Michael Barkey
  • Patent number: 10807540
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body having a roof and a roof bow. The roof bow is removably coupled to the roof of the vehicle body and includes a cross member and end brackets pivotably attached to opposing ends of the cross member. The end brackets are pivotable between a deployed position in which the end brackets extend outwardly from the cross member and a stowed position in which the end brackets are positioned substantially between opposing ends of the cross member. A length of the roof bow is greater when the end brackets are in the deployed position then when the end brackets are in the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Dorinel Neag, Carl Mather
  • Patent number: 10807550
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle door and a diaphragm. The vehicle door includes an inner door panel and an outer door panel that define a door cavity therebetween. The diaphragm is disposed within the door cavity and is attached to an inner surface of the outer door panel. The diaphragm cooperates with the inner surface of the outer door panel to define a diaphragm cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Dipu Purushothaman, Kalu Uduma, Hamid Keshtkar
  • Patent number: 10808590
    Abstract: Improved systems and methods for dosing agent injection adaptation for a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system of an engine of a vehicle involve an adaptation procedure that is generally divided into distinct phases based upon the requirement to obtain an accurate dosing adaptation. The phases themselves provide the specific functions of catalyst ammonia storage depletion, catalyst ammonia storage and NOx conversion stabilization, and adaptation value factor determination and verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Mark A Shost, John D Phillips, Cornelius Opris, Arpit Shukla
  • Patent number: 10808434
    Abstract: An integrated grocery bag hook and fuel door release cable coupling member extends through a keyway opening of an interior trim panel. When the integrated member is received in the opening, the grocery bag hook portion is positioned on the front side of the trim panel, and the fuel door release cable coupling is positioned on the back side of the trim panel. When the integrated member is received in the opening in an unlocked orientation, the key portion is oriented in alignment with the keyway opening to permit the key portion to pass through the keyway opening. When the integrated member is received in the keyway opening in a locked orientation, the integrated member is oriented with a locking detent engaging and retaining the integrated member in the locked orientation in which the key portion is prevented from passing through the keyway opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Asif Zia, Matt J Schulte, Amir Siddiqui, Graham Payne
  • Patent number: 10807148
    Abstract: An upset protrusion joining gun for joining two parts together by forging a protrusion of one part that extends through an opening in the other part to form a boss that extends over a portion of the other part surrounding the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Kurt P Damphousse, Stephen D Logan, John Macdonald, Kenneth Martz
  • Patent number: D899997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy T. Glover, Timothy A. Doyle
  • Patent number: D900588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Rolfs, Nicholas Vardis
  • Patent number: D900683
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Deyan Ninov, Michael C. Gillam, Joseph S. Dehner
  • Patent number: D900684
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Deyan Ninov, Michael C. Gillam, Joseph S. Dehner
  • Patent number: D900685
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Gillam, Joseph S. Dehner
  • Patent number: D901349
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Deyan Ninov, Everard J Scott, Michael Gillam, Gregory A. Howell
  • Patent number: D901356
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Deyan Ninov, Timothy A. Doyle
  • Patent number: D901357
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Rolfs, Nicholas Vardis