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Reid Alan Baldwin, Peter Hodges, Volker Poenisch: Multiple speed overdrive transmission for a motor vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank G McKenzie, April 25, 2000: US06053839 (194 worldwide citation)

A multiple speed transmission for motor vehicles includes three simple planetary gearsets hydraulically actuated friction clutches and brakes for controlling operation of the gearsets and altering the torque delivery path between an input shaft and an output shaft. An overrunning brake is provided f ...


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Reid Alan Baldwin, Peter Hodges, Volker Poenisch: Multiple speed overdrive transmission for a motor vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank G McKenzie, July 4, 2000: US06083135 (188 worldwide citation)

A multiple speed transmission for motor vehicles includes three simple planetary gearsets, and hydraulically actuated friction clutches and brakes for controlling operation of the gearsets and altering the torque delivery path between an input shaft and an output shaft. A friction brake is provided ...


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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 (181 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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Larry Thomas Brown, Walter Joseph Ortmann, Marvin Paul Kraska: Hybrid vehicle powertrain and control therefor. Ford Global Technologies, Frank G Mckenzie, January 23, 2001: US06176808 (101 worldwide citation)

A powertrain assembly for an automotive vehicle having an interanal combustion engine and transmission gearing for delivering engine torque to traction wheels of a vehicle. An electric induction motor is situated in the torque flow path between the engine and the transmission. The induction motor co ...


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Stanley L Pierce, Larry T Brown, Pramod K Jain: Transmission clutch control system and method. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, July 9, 1985: US04527678 (88 worldwide citation)

A control system for transferring torque from a first, offgoing clutch to a second, oncoming clutch while a gear shift is being made includes speed sensors for determining the speeds of the engine shaft and the output shaft of the transmission, a gear selector position indicator, a throttle position ...


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Larry T Brown, Davorin D Hrovat: Transmission clutch loop transfer control. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, December 13, 1988: US04790418 (86 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling the transfer of load from one friction element to another friction element while making a gear ratio change in an automatic transmission. The synchronous engine speed is increased by slipping the offgoing clutch. A constant is calculated from known speed ratios of the gear s ...


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Alan R Fisher: Dual clutch multiple countershaft transmission. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, July 24, 1984: US04461188 (85 worldwide citation)

First and second concentric input shafts are connected to an engine crankshaft through friction clutches, one for each input shaft. Two countershafts carrying forward speed ratio and reverse drive output gears are driven from pinions carried by each of the input shafts. Synchronizer clutches connect ...


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Forrest William Hoge, Daniel Warren McCarrick: Method for operating a traction drive automatic transmission for automotive vehicles. Ford Global Technologies, Frank G McKenzie, August 8, 2000: US06099431 (85 worldwide citation)

A method for operating an automatic traction drive transmission for use in motor vehicles having a first gear unit for operation in an infinitely variable mode and a second gear unit for operation in a continuously variable mode includes connecting the first gear unit to the transmission output, dis ...


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Arnold D Nielsen: Variable force solenoid. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, January 13, 1987: US04635683 (83 worldwide citation)

A variable force solenoid for operating a hydraulic pressure regulating valve which includes an actuator shaft aligned with the central axis of the valve and solenoid, a coil of electrical conducting wire, a cylindrical core on which the wire is wound and through which the induced magnetic flux flow ...


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Philip Thomas Koneda, Thomas William Megli, Alexander O Gibson: Control strategy for a hybrid powertrain for an automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Frank G McKenzie, April 2, 2002: US06364807 (60 worldwide citation)

A control strategy for a hybrid powertrain for an automotive vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine, a geared transmission mechanism for transmitting driving torque to the vehicle traction wheels, and an electric motor arranged in parallel with respect to the internal combustion engine at ...