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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 (193 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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Juan C Haygood, Ted L Harman: Keyless entry system. Ford Motor Company, Paul K Godwin Jr, Clifford L Sadler, May 27, 1980: US04205325 (145 worldwide citation)

A keyless entry system for an automotive vehicle permits a plurality of operations to be achieved from outside the vehicle by one who is knowledgeable of predetermined digital codes. Functions such as unlocking the doors of the vehicle, opening the rear deck lid, opening a roof window, lowering the ...


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Ronald J Bil, Robert H Lewis: Battery diagnostic method and apparatus. Ford Motor Company, Peter Abolins, Clifford L Sadler, November 30, 1982: US04361809 (124 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a method and apparatus for testing batteries in which a diagnostic cycle includes a discharge cycle and a charge cycle of five charging pulses and another discharge cycle. The discharge cycle durations are respectively one and twenty seconds. A typical duration for the c ...


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Allen H Meitzler, George S Saloka: Composite light pickup device. Ford Motor Company, Paul K Godwin Jr, Clifford L Sadler, February 24, 1987: US04645975 (114 worldwide citation)

A composite light pickup device for use in an automotive vehicle to collect light from both the ambient surroundings and from oncoming vehicles and employing separate optical fiber couplings of the collected light to a headlamp system that responsively activates the vehicle headlamps when the ambien ...


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Robert A Strasser, Stephen W Goch: End cap for a propellant container. Ford Motor Company, John J Roethel, Clifford L Sadler, February 1, 1983: US04370930 (110 worldwide citation)

An end cap for a tubular container having a deep drawn flanged cup adapted to receive an igniter device for igniting the explosive contents of the container, such as the propellant for generating gas for expanding an air bag in a vehicle passenger restraint system. The cup has in its bottom wall, a ...


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Frederick G Willis, Richard R Radtke, Joseph Ellison, Steven R Fozo, Glenn A Kern: Method for generating a table of engine calibration control values. Ford Motor Company, Peter Abolins, Clifford L Sadler, May 17, 1983: US04383441 (106 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a method for generating a table of engine calibration control values for an adaptive spark and EGR control strategy. The adaptive strategy adjusts spark timing and magnitude of EGR as a function of engine energy usage per distance traveled while maintaining feedgas emiss ...


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Melvin G Gable, Richard H Sherman: Interface between communication channel segments. Ford Motor Company, Peter Abolins, Clifford L Sadler, August 18, 1981: US04284976 (103 worldwide citation)

A plurality of transceivers frequently share a common communication medium or radio frequency channel. A broadcast channel can support only a limited number of transceivers. At some point, the shared channel will become so busy that additional transceivers will divide up more of an already inadequat ...


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John J Lambe: Field emitter device with gated memory. Ford Motor Company, Paul K Godwin Jr, Clifford L Sadler, March 1, 1988: US04728851 (94 worldwide citation)

A field emitter device utilizing a gate electrode adjacent a carbon fiber electron emitter cathode for controlling the initial flow of electrons between the cathode and a collector element. Subsequent disconnect of the gate electrode from its power source does not affect the electron flow and thereb ...


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Ching C Han, Harry J Gould: Microwave antenna system. Ford Motor Company, Robert W Brown, Clifford L Sadler, September 19, 1978: US04115782 (94 worldwide citation)

An antenna for use in propagating or receiving microwave radiation having both left-hand and right-hand circular polarization. The left-hand and right-hand circularly polarized radiation may be transmitted or received simultaneously without interference with one another, that is, they are isolated f ...