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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 (371 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 (318 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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Ronald Hugh Miller, Anya Lynn Tascillo: Blind spot warning system for an automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, February 22, 2005: US06859148 (253 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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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 (196 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 (190 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 (179 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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Gary S Strumolo, Hanaan Elmessiri, David M DiMeo, Ronald H Miller, Aric David Shaffer: Blind-spot warning system for an automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, Artz & Artz P C, January 9, 2007: US07161472 (163 worldwide citation)

A host vehicle system includes a blind-spot warning system providing an indication to the host vehicle a target vehicle entering a blind-spot. The system includes a vehicle bus receiving various vehicle control signals, magneto-resistive sensors receiving proximity information as a function of magne ...


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Jerome R Drouillard: Windshield washer system for automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, April 13, 2004: US06719215 (162 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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Pietro Buttolo, Stuart C Salter, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Thomas Lee Goodson, James Stewart Rankin: Proximity switch assembly and method having adaptive time delay. Ford Global Technologies, Vichit Chea, Price Heneveld, June 23, 2015: US09065447 (157 worldwide citation)

A proximity switch assembly and method for detecting activation of the proximity switch assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of proximity switches each providing a sense activation field and control circuitry processing the activation field of each proximity switch to sense activa ...