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Kenneth G Slotkowski, Paul A Michaels, Harold R Macks, Henry J Ewald: Automatic headlamp dimmer having improved signal discrimination and signal processing. Lectron Products, Ford Motor Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, July 12, 1994: US05329206 (250 worldwide citation)

An automatic headlamp dimmer system for switching a vehicle's headlamps from high beam to low beam when lights from another vehicle are detected in front of the vehicle. To prevent spurious responses to reflected light from signs and other sources, the dimmer system includes a light detector which i ...


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Kenneth G Slotkowski, Paul A Michaels, Harold R Macks, Henry J Ewald: Automatic headlamp dimmer. Lectron Products, Ford Motor Company, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 26, 1993: US05182502 (244 worldwide citation)

An automatic headlamp dimmer system for switching a vehicle's headlamps from high beam to low beam when lights from another vehicle are detected in front of the vehicle. To prevent spurious responses to reflected light from signs and other sources, the dimmer system includes a light detector which i ...


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Larry R Brandenburg, Edward T King: Hybrid electric vehicle regenerative braking energy recovery system. Ford Motor Company, Jerome R Drouillard, Roger L May, March 8, 1994: US05291960 (224 worldwide citation)

A series hybrid engine has an electric traction motor drive of the vehicle wheels and a regenerative braking system that converts the motor to a generator for the output of useful electrical energy, the latter being used either to charge the storage battery for a power source for the traction motor, ...


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Thomas C Gordon: Apparatus and method for calibrated testing of a vehicle electrical system. Ford Motor Company, Peter Abolins, Clifford L Sadler, June 10, 1980: US04207611 (198 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a vehicle electrical system tester which connects in parallel across the vehicle battery and the portion of the electrical system to be tested and measures voltage changes upon selective actuation of portions of the vehicle electrical system. Comparison of these measured ...


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Eugene I Farber, Lyman M Forbes: Automatic headlamp dimming system. Ford Motor Company, Paul K Godwin Jr, Clifford L Sadler, August 29, 1989: US04862037 (189 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically responding to headlamp radiation from oncoming vehicles to down-switch beam patterns in a tri-beam headlamp system in an automotive vehicle. A mid-beam sensor is provided to detect only that headlamp radiation from oncoming vehicles present within the defined ...


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Rudolf Beim, Daniel W McCarrick: Six speed automatic transmission for automotive vehicles. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, February 4, 1997: US05599251 (183 worldwide citation)

An automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle includes multiple planetary gear units, each including a sun gear, a ring gear surrounding the sun gear, a set of planet pinions continually engaged with the sun gear and ring gear, and a planet carrier rotatably supporting the planet pinions. Vari ...


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Thomas A Spoto, Hiroshi Higashide, James S Rankin II: Method and system for processing and presenting on-line, multimedia information in a tree structure. Ford Motor Company, Joseph W Malleck, Roger L May, July 23, 1996: US05539869 (171 worldwide citation)

Method and system are provided for processing and presenting on-line, multimedia information such as diagnostic information for a machine tool. The system uses multimedia information tools (i.e. graphics, documentation, drawings, photographs, full motion video with audio, PLC ladder, etc.) and techn ...


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Lakhi N Goenka: Supersonic exhaust nozzle having reduced noise levels for CO.sub.2 cleaning system. Ford Motor Company, Richard D Dixon, Roger L May, February 21, 1995: US05390450 (169 worldwide citation)

A CO.sub.2 nozzle receives and expels liquid CO.sub.2 through orifices sized for converting the CO.sub.2 liquid into CO.sub.2 snow. A body, defining an elongated cavity therein, is coupled to the CO.sub.2 nozzle such that the CO.sub.2 snow is ejected into the cavity. An exhaust nozzle is coupled to ...


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David Andrew Richard: Method of providing dynamic regionally relevant data to a mobile environment. Ford Motor Company, August 31, 2004: US06785551 (161 worldwide citation)

A dynamic method of delivering regionally relevant information to a plurality of geographically disperse and mobile environments, such as, for example, motor vehicles, allows passengers to immediately access regionally relevant information, such as weather, traffic, points of interest, restaurants, ...


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Mark J Timm, Walter A Dorfstatter: Vehicular emergency message system. Ford Motor Company, Mark Mollon, November 5, 1996: US05572204 (158 worldwide citation)

A vehicle user can request emergency or roadside assistance from a response center by activating a button in the vehicle. The global positioning system is used to continuously store the vehicle location. A cellular telephone network is used to contact a response center and transfer a data string via ...