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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 (352 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 (299 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 (235 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 (178 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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Jerome R Drouillard: Windshield washer system for automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, April 13, 2004: US06719215 (157 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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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 (150 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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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 (149 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 ...