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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 (139 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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Donald J Lewis, Allan J Lippa, John D Russell: System and method for engine starting. Ford Global Technologies, Allan J Lippa, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, January 9, 2007: US07159568 (136 worldwide citation)

A system for an engine of a vehicle, comprising of a cylinder of the engine, a first injector configured to inject a first fuel to said cylinder, a second injector configured to inject a second fuel to said cylinder, and a controller configured to, during a first operating condition, commence combus ...


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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 (133 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 ...


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Manoharprasad K Rao, Mark Cuddihy, Eric L Reed: System and method for combined blind spot detection and rear crossing path collision warning. Ford Global Technologies, Franklin MacKenzie, Ford Global Technologies, October 8, 2013: US08552848 (132 worldwide citation)

A vehicle is equipped with blind spot detection and rear crossing path collision warning system. Programmable maximum range limit radar sensors mounted on the vehicle are used to provide blind spot object detection warning when the vehicle is traveling in a forward direction and rear crossing path c ...


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Ingo la Tendresse, Holger Mueller: Warning apparatus for a motor vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, Brooks Kushman P C, September 20, 2011: US08022818 (130 worldwide citation)

Warning apparatus (2) for a motor vehicle (1) having an indicator system (6) for indicating a change of lane comprising at least one signal display (7) arranged in the field of view of the driver and having a sensor system for detecting obstacles in the blind spot (4), wherein the sensor system gene ...


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Jeffrey Michael Stefan, Dana Brian Fecher, Gregory Howard Williams: Vehicle navigation system having inferred user preferences. Ford Global Technologies, Mark L Mollon, April 3, 2001: US06212473 (121 worldwide citation)

A vehicle navigation system for providing route guidance in response to an input destination. The navigation system comprises a position sensing unit for sensing the location of the vehicle, a user input device for entering preferred route criteria and the desired destination, a display for outputti ...


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Wolfram Buschhaus, Bradford Bates, Richard C Belaire, Allan R Gale: Parallel hybrid powertrain for an automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Richard D Dixon, Roger L May, February 3, 1998: US05713425 (115 worldwide citation)

A hybrid powertrain for an automotive vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine and transmission assembly providing a first selectably shiftable geared torque flow path to vehicle traction wheels and an electric motor-generator unit defining a second geared torque flow path that is located be ...


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Lawrence Edward Rinehart, Venkateswara Anand Sankaran: Isolated gate driver for power switching device and method for carrying out same. Ford Global Technologies, Semipower Systems, Raymond L Coppiellie, Roger L May, May 4, 1999: US05900683 (109 worldwide citation)

An isolated gate driver device for a power switching device having a plurality of transistors includes a primary circuit having a voltage source of a first voltage potential. The primary circuit constantly switches the voltage source to generate first and second load signals based on control signals ...