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Gary Steven Strumolo: 360° vision system for a vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, Artz & Artz, October 21, 2003: US06636258 (274 worldwide citation)

A vehicle monitoring system including a camera mounted on top of the vehicle reflector in operative relation to the camera. The camera and the conical reflector provide a 360° field of view image around the vehicle. A controller is also included is adapted to detect objects within the field of view ...


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Amer Mohammed Samman, Gregory Hugh Smith, James Stewart Rankin II, Samuel Edward Ebenstein: Vehicle blind spot monitoring system. Ford Global Technologies, May 18, 2004: US06737964 (209 worldwide citation)

A blind spot monitoring system for a vehicle includes two pairs of stereo cameras, two displays and a controller. The stereo cameras monitor vehicle blind spots and generate a corresponding pair of digital signals. The display shows a rearward vehicle view and may replace, or work in tandem with, a ...


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Reid Alan Baldwin, Peter Hodges, Volker Poenisch: Multiple speed overdrive transmission for a motor vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank G McKenzie, April 25, 2000: US06053839 (187 worldwide citation)

A multiple speed transmission for motor vehicles includes three simple planetary gearsets hydraulically actuated friction clutches and brakes for controlling operation of the gearsets and altering the torque delivery path between an input shaft and an output shaft. An overrunning brake is provided f ...


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Reid Alan Baldwin, Peter Hodges, Volker Poenisch: Multiple speed overdrive transmission for a motor vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank G McKenzie, July 4, 2000: US06083135 (182 worldwide citation)

A multiple speed transmission for motor vehicles includes three simple planetary gearsets, and hydraulically actuated friction clutches and brakes for controlling operation of the gearsets and altering the torque delivery path between an input shaft and an output shaft. A friction brake is provided ...


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Joanne T Woestman, Prabhakar B Patil, Ross M Stunz, Thomas E Pilutti: Strategy to use an on-board navigation system for electric and hybrid electric vehicle energy management. Ford Global Technologies, Carlos L Hanze, November 26, 2002: US06487477 (155 worldwide citation)

The present invention integrates an on-board navigation system to provide energy management for an electric vehicle (EV) and a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). The HEV control strategy of the present invention accommodates the goals of fuel economy while always meeting driver demand for power and main ...


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Ronald Hugh Miller, Anya Lynn Tascillo: Blind spot warning system for an automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, February 22, 2005: US06859148 (144 worldwide citation)

A warning system (12) for a source vehicle (10) is illustrated. A camera (20) generates a plurality of images. A controller (30) is coupled to an indicator (36). The controller (30) generates a size signal and position signal for a rear-approaching vehicle. The controller (30) activates an indicator ...


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Jerome R Drouillard: Windshield washer system for automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, April 13, 2004: US06719215 (144 worldwide citation)

A windshield washer system for an automotive vehicle includes a fluid reservoir, a pump mounted within the fluid reservoir, a heater mounted in proximity to the pump so as to provide heat to the fluid contained within the reservoir and a nozzle operatively associated with the pump for applying fluid ...


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Paul J Stewart, Yihan Chen: Force feedback haptic interface for a three-dimensional CAD surface. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, December 2, 1997: US05694013 (138 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a haptic interface between a user held physical device and a computer generated parametric surface determines if a collision has occurred therebetween. If a collision has occurred, a force to apply to the physical device is determined and a force actuation mechanism is activat ...


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Thomas Patrick Harvey: Battery measurement method. Ford Global Technologies, Mark S Sparschu, June 2, 1998: US05760587 (137 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for detecting an electrical conductivity leakage path in a vehicle having a plurality of batteries coupled in series and having a chassis ground. The method comprises the step of (a) providing a voltage divider for each of the batteries, each voltage divider h ...


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Ming Lang Kuang, David Estes Smith, Fazal Urrahman Syed: Closed-loop power control for hybrid electric vehicles. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, October 2, 2007: US07275610 (136 worldwide citation)

A control system and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having an engine, an electric motor and an electric generator with gearing for effecting split power distribution from separate power sources. Power delivery to vehicle traction wheels is coordinated to meet a driver's dema ...



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