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George E Lemieux, Tom T Tibbles: Electronic and hydraulic control system for automatic gear change transmission. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, September 28, 1982: US04351206 (32 worldwide citation)

A manual selector valve, whose setting is controlled by the vehicle operator, distributes flow from a fluid pump to an ON-OFF valve and to a hydraulic clutch which on being engaged disposes the transmission for forward drive. Two ON-OFF valves act as pressure distributors and enable the manual valve ...


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Timothy A Droste, Jerome J Middione, Himat B Kher: Dual purpose automatic transmission oil pan. Ford Motor Company, Kevin J Heinl, Frank G McKenzie, Keith L Zerschling, February 26, 1991: US04995971 (31 worldwide citation)

A dual purpose automatic transmission oil pan (10) for covering transmission components (20,22) and containing a reservoir of oil in a sump portion (32). First and second drainback channels (34,36) extend to the sump portion (32) from spaced drain openings (16,18) of a closed-barrel transmission cas ...


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Donald L Carriere: Differential traction drive with extreme overall torque ratios for use in a gas turbine engine driveline. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, August 17, 1982: US04344336 (31 worldwide citation)

A power transmission mechanism for a gas turbine engine driveline comprising a geared differential and planetary gear system adapted to receive the output power of a single shaft turbine rotor and to effect a high speed reduction and a split torque delivery path whereby a portion of the driving torq ...


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Raymond Stocker: Cable length self-locking adjustment device. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, September 26, 1989: US04869123 (30 worldwide citation)

In a cable length adjuster, a slider is guided for movement within a housing and is biased by a spring to take up unnecessary slack in the cable. A latch is moveable, normal to the direction of slider movement, and becomes engaged with teeth on the slider. A stud carried on the housing fixes the pos ...


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Raymond Stocker: Transmission kickdown cable adjuster. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, April 21, 1987: US04658668 (30 worldwide citation)

A cable assembly for transferring motion between two pivotally mounted levers includes a mounting bracket for fixing the device against movement, a sleeve formed with grooves or teeth on its outer surface, an adjustment lock mechanism including a clip adapted to engage the teeth on the sleeve, and a ...


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Davorin D Hrovat, Daniel S Colvin: Automatic transmission bypass clutch slip control using nonlinear nverse dynamics. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Roger L May, June 18, 1996: US05527238 (30 worldwide citation)

In a powertrain including an engine controlled by engine manifold conditions, a hydrodynamic torque converter having a bypass clutch, multiple ratio automatic transmission connected to the drive wheels of the vehicle, a solenoid-operated hydraulic valve, supplying pressurized fluid to engage and rel ...


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Dennis W Person, Stanley L Pierce, Polung Liang: Hydraulic control system for electronic transmission control. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, September 17, 1985: US04541308 (29 worldwide citation)

The hydraulic control circuit for an automatic transmission includes solenoid-operated clutch pressure valves which selectively connect line pressure to the selected clutch as the winding of the solenoids are energized and de-energized by an electronic control system. A solenoid feed valve and feedb ...


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Wolfgang V D Lippe, Sieghart Biederman, Winfried Schulz, Hans Peter Wirtz, Johann Kirchhoffer: Control system for a hydrokinetic torque converter lock-up clutch. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Keith L Zerschling, October 22, 1991: US05058716 (29 worldwide citation)

A control system for a torque converter lock-up clutch operates in a hydraulic circuit having line pressure applied to a lock-up clutch control valve and supplied selectively to a clutch-apply pressure chamber or a clutch-release pressure chamber. The control valve includes a valve spool, four contr ...


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W H R Lake, D H Grandinett: Clutch driven front axle fourwheel drive system. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, January 15, 1985: US04493387 (29 worldwide citation)

A four wheel drive system has two overrunning clutch drive assemblies drivably connected to each of the front axle shafts. The rear axle shafts are driven from a standard or limited slip differential. The front axle shafts in a forward drive condition with no slippage are driven at a slower speed th ...


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Prabhakar B Patil: System for computer controlled shifting of an automatic transmission. Ford Motor Company, Frank G McKenzie, Donald J Harrington, January 17, 1989: US04799158 (29 worldwide citation)

In an automotive vehicle having an automatic transmission that driveably connects a power source to the driving wheels, a method to control the application of hydraulic pressure to a clutch, whose engagement produces an upshift and whose disengagement produces a downshift, the speed of the power sou ...