Jeffrey Arthur Cook, Narayanan Sivashankar, Jing Sun: Vapor recovery control system for direct injection spark ignition engines. Ford Global Technologies, Allan J Lippa, September 14, 1999: US05950603 (94 worldwide citation)

A vapor recovery control system for a direct injection spark ignition engine is used to purge vapors in both a homogeneous air/fuel and stratified air/fuel mode. When purging vapors in a stratified mode, a portion of the cylinders receive purge vapors and operate in a homogeneous mode while the rest ...

Thomas G Leone, Robert A Stein, Jeffrey C Lyjak: Method for controlling injection timing of an internal combustion engine. Ford Global Technologies, Allan J Lippa, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, October 9, 2007: US07278396 (93 worldwide citation)

A method to control injection timing for an internal combustion engine having a plurality of injectors in at least a cylinder, the method comprising of injecting a first fuel amount to at least a cylinder of an internal combustion engine from a first injector, injecting a second fuel amount fuel to ...

Kenneth A Marko, Doug Thornburg, George Halow, Shane Rachedi: Remote diagnostics and prognostics methods for complex systems. Ford Global Technologies, June 1, 2004: US06745151 (90 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic/prognostic system monitors performance of a vehicle or other apparatus wherein the vehicle has a plurality of operational components. Each operational component has a predetermined nominal operating state and generates respective electrical signals pursuant to its operation. A data coll ...



Anya Lynn Getman, Perry Robinson Macneille, Aric David Shaffer: Trailer oscillation detection and compensation method for a vehicle and trailer combination. Ford Global Technologies, Angela M Brunetti, Fredrick Owens, August 30, 2011: US08010252 (88 worldwide citation)

A system and method of controlling a vehicle with a trailer comprises determining the presence of a trailer, generating an oscillation signal indicative of trailer swaying relative to the vehicle, generating an initial weighted dynamic control signal for a vehicle dynamic control system in response ...

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 (88 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 ...

Roger Arnold Trombley, Christopher Scott Nave, Thomas Edward Pilutti, John Shutko, Shane Elwart, Kenneth Michael Mayer: Trailer target placement assist system and method. Ford Global Technologies, Raymond L Coppiellie, Price Heneveld, January 6, 2015: US08930140 (87 worldwide citation)

A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller processes images acquired of the trailer towed by a towing vehicle to assist with placement of a target on the trailer. The target monitor contr ...

Steven Thomas, Matthew Hammond: Multi-speed transmission and integrated drive transfer mechanism. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, October 18, 2005: US06955627 (87 worldwide citation)

A multiple speed transmission capable of producing five underdrive gear ratios, one direct drive ratio, four overdrive ratios, and four reverse ratios includes four interconnected planetary gearsets, multi-plate clutches and brakes controlling the gearset elements, and a coupler that changes between ...