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Joanne T Woestman, Prabhakar B Patil, Ross M Stunz, Thomas E Pilutti: Strategy to use an on-board navigation system for electric and hybrid electric vehicle energy management. Ford Global Technologies, Carlos L Hanze, November 26, 2002: US06487477 (178 worldwide citation)

The present invention integrates an on-board navigation system to provide energy management for an electric vehicle (EV) and a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). The HEV control strategy of the present invention accommodates the goals of fuel economy while always meeting driver demand for power and main ...


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Timothy E Pulliam, Don G Bartkowiak, Daryl L Champagne: Communication schema of online system and method of ordering consumer product having specific configurations. Ford Motor Company, Carlos L Hanze, Baker & Botts, August 19, 2003: US06609108 (148 worldwide citation)

An online communication schema for communicating online vehicle orders is provided. The communication schema includes a customer request message, which includes an order message having order information, contact information and vehicle configuration. The order message includes a fleet order message, ...


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Joe J Hanzek: Communication schema of online system and method of status inquiry and tracking related to orders for consumer product having specific configurations. Ford Motor Company, Carlos L Hanze, Baker Botts, November 25, 2003: US06654726 (132 worldwide citation)

An online communication schema for inquiring and tracking status of an online order for a product is provided. The communication schema comprises a consumer status request message, which includes a source identifier identifying a web site from which the consumer status request message originated, an ...


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Stephen Smith: Communication schema of online system and method of locating consumer product in the enterprise production pipeline. Ford Motor Company, Brooks Kushman P C, Carlos L Hanze, May 17, 2005: US06895388 (89 worldwide citation)

An online communication schema for an online vehicle ordering and tracking system is provided. The communication schema includes a search request message and a search reply message. The search request message includes at least one search criteria, including make and model of a vehicle, and a weighti ...


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Jialin Yang: Engine control strategy for a hybrid HCCI engine. Ford Global Technologies, Carlos L Hanze, May 21, 2002: US06390054 (74 worldwide citation)

A method of operating a hybrid homogenous-charge compression-ignition (HCCI) engine and spark ignition (SI) engine. The engine includes at least two cylinder groups, and each of the cylinder groups further include at least one cylinder. The method comprises the steps of detecting a transition reques ...


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Marcus Rothoff: System and method for detecting vehicle mechanical loading. Ford Global Technologies, Carlos L Hanze, July 15, 2003: US06591677 (71 worldwide citation)

A system for detecting the loading of a vehicle including at least one accelerometer in a first position and arranged in gravitational acceleration in the preferred direction may be used as a reference value for the accelerometer. The accelerometer related to detect the deviation of acceleration rel ...


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David Gabriel, Stephen John Kotre: Power electronics cooling for a hybrid electric vehicle. Ford Motor Company, Carlos L Hanze, September 17, 2002: US06450275 (62 worldwide citation)

This invention is a method and system for cooling Hybrid Electric Vehicle (“HEV”) components. The present invention cools HEV components, including an A/C system, an Internal Combustion Engine and its associated parts, an electric drive system and its associated parts, including an inverter, a DC/DC ...


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Stephen John Kotre, Deepa Ramaswamy, Joanne Theresa Woestman, Mary Theresa Breida: Engine on idle arbitration for a hybrid electric vehicle. Ford Motor Company, Carlos L Hanze, Brooks & Kushman, December 16, 2003: US06664651 (60 worldwide citation)

This invention is a method and system for determining whether the engine should be running in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle during vehicle idle conditions. Specifically, a controller determines if the vehicle is in idle and if engine operation is necessary. To determine whether engine operation is neces ...


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Hans Andersson, Martin Apelryd: Method and system for controlling a vehicle. Ford Motor Company, Carlos L Hanze, Dykema Gossett PLLC, December 28, 2004: US06836719 (57 worldwide citation)

A method and system for controlling a vehicle includes receiving vehicle position information from a positioning system and combining the position information with information from a map database and a driver behavior model to control the vehicle's speed and braking for not only the current roa ...