Patents by Inventor Veronica Garza

Veronica Garza has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11878559
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein are configured to determine if a trailer is connected to a vehicle. The methods may include determining a connection during an off-state and an on-state of the vehicle. The determinations may be compared to determine whether to enable use of the off-state determination with respect to features of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: J. Elias Ruiz, Veronica Garza, Mijail Avila, Cesar Sanchez Razo
  • Publication number: 20230333152
    Abstract: A trailer test module of a vehicle is electrically connected between a trailer tow electrical connector of the vehicle and a wiring harness of the vehicle that carries electrical signals for a trailer such that when the electrical connector of the trailer is attached to the trailer tow electrical connector, the trailer tow electrical connector is between the trailer test module and the electrical connector of the trailer. The trailer test module includes circuitry that replicates an electrical load of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: J. Elias Ruiz, Alba Bautista, Veronica Garza, Ivan Cabrera
  • Patent number: 11753038
    Abstract: An electrical resistance of a lamp in communication with a computer is determined. A respective classification for each of the electrical resistance, a vehicle length, and a trailer length is determined. Each classification is associated to a respective range of values of one of the electrical resistance, the vehicle length, or the trailer length. Based on the classifications a trailer that is attached to a vehicle is detected. One or more components of the vehicle are actuated to move the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: J. Elias Ruiz, Sergio Becerril, Mijail Avila, Veronica Garza, Cesar Sanchez Razo
  • Publication number: 20230173902
    Abstract: An electrified vehicle backup battery system includes a traction battery pack of an electrified vehicle, and a backup battery assembly that is removably mounted to the electrified vehicle. The backup battery assembly is configured to recharge the traction battery pack through a charge port of the electrified vehicle. A traction battery pack charging method includes recharging a traction battery pack of an electrified vehicle from a backup battery assembly that is mounted above a roof of the electrified vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: J. Elias Ruiz, Sergio Becerril, Veronica Garza, Jose Uriel Hernandez
  • Publication number: 20220281273
    Abstract: The systems and methods disclosed herein are configured to determine if a trailer is connected to a vehicle. The methods may include determining a connection during an off-state and an on-state of the vehicle. The determinations may be compared to determine whether to enable use of the off-state determination with respect to features of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: J. Elias Ruiz, Veronica Garza, Mijail Avila, Cesar Sanchez Razo
  • Publication number: 20220266866
    Abstract: An electrical resistance of a lamp in communication with a computer is determined. A respective classification for each of the electrical resistance, a vehicle length, and a trailer length is determined. Each classification is associated to a respective range of values of one of the electrical resistance, the vehicle length, or the trailer length. Based on the classifications a trailer that is attached to a vehicle is detected. One or more components of the vehicle are actuated to move the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: J. Elias Ruiz, Sergio Becerril, Mijail Avila, Veronica Garza, Cesar Sanchez Razo