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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 ...


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Matt Y Rupp, David Dean Smit, Roger Arnold Trombley, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Erick Michael Lavoie, Taehyun Shim: Managing jackknife enabling conditions during backing of a trailer by reducing speed of a vehicle backing the trailer. Ford Global Technologies, The Regents of the University of Michigan, Angela M Brunetti, Raymond L Coppiellie, June 17, 2014: US08755984 (85 worldwide citation)

A vehicle comprises a trailer angle detection apparatus and a trailer backup control system. The trailer angle detection apparatus is configured for outputting hitch angle information generated as a function of an angle between the vehicle and a trailer towably attached thereto. The trailer backup c ...


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Jianbo Lu, Jeffrey Rupp: Integrated vehicle control system using dynamically determined vehicle conditions. Ford Global Technologies, Angela M Brunetti, Fredrick Owens, September 15, 2009: US07590481 (74 worldwide citation)

A vehicle includes a control system that is used to control a vehicle system. The control system determines a roll condition in response to a yaw rate sensor and a pitch rate sensor without having to use a roll rate sensor. A relative roll angle, relative pitch angle, global roll angle, and global p ...


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Mahendra Somasara Dassanayake, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Yitah Richard Wu, Jeff Allen Greenberg, Donald Paul Bilger, Mark George Vojtisek, Chad A Widrick, Patrick Holub: Virtual vehicle entry keypad and method of use thereof. Ford Global Technologies, Angela M Brunetti, Frank MacKenzie, March 31, 2015: US08994495 (68 worldwide citation)

Keypad indicia are integral with a window of a vehicle. The keypad indicia are formed using a ultra-violet (UV) fluorescent dye that is nearly invisible to a human eye until exposed to UV light. A UV light emitting device of the vehicle is configured for outputting UV light. The light emitting devic ...


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Douglas Scott Rhode, David Dean Smit, Erick Michael Lavoie, Martin Fitzpatrick Frey, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Taehyun Shim, Matt Y Rupp, Roger Arnold Trombley: Trailer path curvature control for trailer backup assist. Ford Global Technologies, The Regents of The University of Michigan, Angela M Brunetti, Raymond Coppiellie, December 9, 2014: US08909426 (64 worldwide citation)

A vehicle has a trailer backup steering input apparatus, a trailer backup assist control module coupled to the a trailer backup steering input apparatus, and an electric power assist steering system coupled to the trailer backup assist control module and. The trailer backup steering input apparatus ...


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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, April 24, 2012: US08165770 (64 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 ...


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Erick Michael Lavoie, Roger Arnold Trombley, Christopher Nave, John Shutko, Matt Y Rupp, Kenneth Michael Mayer, Thomas Edward Pilutti, Martin Fitzpatrick Frey, Douglas Scott Rhode, David Dean Smit: Trailer backup assist system. Ford Global Technologies, Angela M Brunetti, Raymond Coppiellie, February 2, 2016: US09248858 (56 worldwide citation)

The trailer backup assist system has a human machine interface coupled to a controller having a setup module, a calibration module, an activation module and a control module configured to receive trailer measurements, apply trailer measurements, activate and control vehicle systems to calibrate and ...


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Erick Michael Lavoie, Douglas Scott Rhode, Darrel Alan Recker: Trailer active back-up assist with object avoidance. Ford Global Technologies, Angela M Brunetti, Raymond Coppiellie, October 20, 2015: US09164955 (40 worldwide citation)

A trailer back-up assist apparatus comprises an obstacle sensing system operable to output information characterizing proximity of a object adjacent to a vehicle-trailer combination while the vehicle-trailer combination is being backed toward a targeted location and a trailer back-up assist system c ...


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Brian Bennie, Thomas Lee Miller, Thomas Michael McQuade, Ibrahim Issa: Trailer identification system. Ford Global Technologies, Angela M Brunetti, Fredrick Owens, November 29, 2011: US08068019 (40 worldwide citation)

A system and method that, upon connection of a trailer to a tow vehicle, recognizes the trailer and applies a stored trailer configuration in a controller. In one embodiment, tire pressure sensors transmit RF signals that are received by the tire pressure monitoring system. Transmissions from the se ...


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Jianbo Lu: Integrated control system for stability control of yaw, roll and lateral motion of a driving vehicle using an integrated sensing system to determine a sideslip angle. Ford Global Technologies, Angela M Brunetti, Fredrick Owens, February 8, 2011: US07885750 (38 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling a vehicle includes determining a desired sideslip angle in the moving road plane, determining an actual sideslip angle in the moving road plane, a desired yaw rate in the moving road plane, and an actual yaw rate in the moving road plane. A controller controls the vehicle sys ...