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Alex Gibson, Nate Trask, Dennis Reed, Ilya V Kolmanovsky: Vehicle braking control. Ford Global Technologies, Allan J Lippa, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, April 19, 2011: US07930087 (88 worldwide citation)

A method of operating an engine for a vehicle having at least a first cylinder, the method comprising of operating the first cylinder to provide at least one of compression braking and expansion braking by holding one of an intake valve and an exhaust valve of the first cylinder closed while opening ...


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Jeff Doering: Engine system and method accounting for engine misfire. Ford Global Technologies, Allan J Lippa, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, August 8, 2006: US07086386 (87 worldwide citation)

Various systems and methods are disclosed for carrying out combustion in a fuel-cut operation in some or all of the engine cylinders of a vehicle. Further, various subsystems are considered, such as fuel vapor purging, air-fuel ratio control, engine torque control, catalyst design, and exhaust syste ...


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Jialin Yang: HCCI engine intake/exhaust systems for fast inlet temperature and pressure control with intake pressure boosting. Ford Global Technologies, January 13, 2004: US06675579 (87 worldwide citation)

An intake/exhaust system and a method of controlling intake air temperature and pressure for a dual-mode homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine is provided. The system may include an air compressor including at least two output air flow paths, an intercooler for cooling air from one o ...


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Forrest William Hoge, Daniel Warren McCarrick: Method for operating a traction drive automatic transmission for automotive vehicles. Ford Global Technologies, Frank G McKenzie, August 8, 2000: US06099431 (85 worldwide citation)

A method for operating an automatic traction drive transmission for use in motor vehicles having a first gear unit for operation in an infinitely variable mode and a second gear unit for operation in a continuously variable mode includes connecting the first gear unit to the transmission output, dis ...


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Paul Joseph Tennison, Paul M Laing, Christine Kay Lambert, Robert Henry Hammerle, William Charles Ruona: Exhaust gas aftertreatment systems. Ford Global Technologies, Allen J Lippa, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, August 16, 2005: US06928806 (84 worldwide citation)

A system for effective NOx and particulate matter control in a diesel or other lean burn internal combustion engine is presented. The system includes a urea-based SCR catalyst having an oxidation catalyst coupled upstream of it and a particulate filter coupled downstream of the SCR catalyst. This sy ...


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Irving Toivo Salmeen, Ronald Hugh Miller, David M DiMeo, Gary Steven Strumolo, Mahendra Somasara Dassanayake, Sheran Anthony Alles, David Anthony Wagner: Adaptive vehicle communication controlled lighting system. Ford Global Technologies, Frank MacKenzie, June 2, 2009: US07541743 (81 worldwide citation)

A vehicle safety system (10) includes a light source (32). A beam-forming assembly (34) is optically coupled to the light source (32). An object detection sensor (16) detects an object and generates an object detection signal. A controller (18) is coupled to the beam-forming assembly (34) and the ob ...