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Gregory D Goleski, Mark W Rosselot, Mark E Briscoe, Bryant L Poynter, John W Kimes: Planet pinion carrier for a gearset. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley Esq, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, May 29, 2012: US08187141 (22 worldwide citation)

A carrier assembly for an automatic transmission includes a first plate, a second plate spaced along an axis from the first plate, a third plate spaced axially from the first plate and the second plate by angularly spaced legs, the third plate being formed with angularly spaced recesses. Short pinio ...


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Mary T Bell, Melvyn J Clough, Willard R Lewis: Automotive cowl screen assembly. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley Esq, December 2, 1997: US05692953 (17 worldwide citation)

An automotive vehicle cowl cover assembly has a body cowl surface made of a material with a first coefficient of thermal expansion and an elongated ventilation screen covering the air intake opening with ventilation slots therein made from a material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion. ...


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Kevin MacFarlane, Brian Keyse, Eileen A Davidson, David Orton, Thomas R Langeland: Gear shift control of a dual clutch transmission. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley Esq, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, December 20, 2011: US08079936 (14 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling a gear shift of a dual clutch transmission having an offgoing clutch and an oncoming clutch, includes using torque transmitted by the oncoming clutch to control torque at a transmission output, using a speed of a power source to control a transfer of torque between the offgo ...


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Robert J Mezzadri, Thomas M Frusti: Seat assembly. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley Esq, July 27, 1999: US05927789 (10 worldwide citation)

A seat assembly for a motor vehicle includes a first row of seats, a second row of seats spaced from the first row of seats, a third row of seats spaced from the second row of seats, and the second row of seats slide laterally to allow ingress and egress to the third row of seats.


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Ryan A McGee, Ihab S Soliman, Urs Christen, Rainer Busch: Engine speed reduction preparatory to an engine restart. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley Esq, MacMillian Sobanski & Todd, February 7, 2012: US08112208 (9 worldwide citation)

A method for restarting an engine of a vehicle includes stopping the vehicle and holding the vehicle stationary, reducing engine speed, increasing a rate of reduction of engine speed, if engine speed is less than a reference speed when a desired restart of the engine is indicated, and initiating an ...


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Walter J Ortmann: Controlling torque in a flywheel powertrain. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley Esq, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, March 27, 2012: US08142329 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling a powertrain for an automotive vehicle includes determining a desired flywheel torque, determining, with reference to the desired flywheel torque, a desired torque capacity torque of a clutch through which torque is transmitted between the flywheel and wheels of the vehicle, ...


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Hai Yu, Mathew A Boesch, Ryan A McGee: Brake assisted control of an engine restart event. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley Esq, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, April 17, 2012: US08157705 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for restarting an engine of a vehicle includes engaging a gear of a transmission that driveably connects the engine and wheels of the vehicle; maintaining a current brake pressure greater than a reference brake pressure; initiating an automatic engine restart; using a timer to count down du ...


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Paul J Stewart, Yifan Chen: Method for locating flaws in a smooth surface of an object. Ford Motor Company, David B Kelley Esq, Roger L May Esq, May 6, 1997: US05627646 (6 worldwide citation)

A method for locating flaws in a smooth surface using at least one light source includes the steps of setting the light source at a predetermined length above the smooth surface, locating a highlight line, translating the light source across the smooth surface to create a plurality of highlight line ...


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Tim James Bowman, Robert Helle Lorentzen, Don Andreas Josephine Kees: Hybrid vehicle control apparatus and method. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley Esq, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, May 15, 2012: US08180511 (5 worldwide citation)

A hybrid vehicle has an internal combustion engine 2 and a flywheel 9. Storage and release of energy by the flywheel 9 is enabled by a continuously variable transmission 10 and clutch 11 under the control of an electronic module 14. The amount of energy transferred from the vehicle one to the flywhe ...


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Dale S Crombez: Vehicle with hand control system. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley Esq, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, January 24, 2012: US08100217 (4 worldwide citation)

The subject of the present invention is a vehicle that includes a hand control system that allows for vehicle acceleration and braking by using hand controls. The hand controls are electronically connected to vehicle controllers, which electronically control the propulsion system and brake system. T ...