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Jeffrey Allen Doering, Bradley Dean Riedle, Ronald Thomas Cowan: Method of controlling engine idle speed during launch from neutral idle operation. Ford Global Technologies, John F Buckert, Allan J Lippo, October 21, 2003: US06634984 (18 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling engine idle speed in a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and multi-ratio transmission when launched from a neutral idle rest condition. At neutral idle, the transmission is controlled such that the input and output members are decoupled. During vehicle launch ...


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William Koetting, Josh Payne: Battery systems, battery modules, and method for cooling a battery module. LG Chem, Buckert Patent & Trademark Law P C, John F Buckert, March 4, 2014: US08663829 (16 worldwide citation)

Battery systems, battery modules, and a method for cooling a battery module are provided. The battery module includes a first battery cell, and a first cooling fin having a first panel portion and first and second rail portions that are disposed on first and second ends, respectively, of the first p ...


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Brian Michael O&apos Neil, Bradley Dean Riedle, Dennis Allen Light, Michael John Cullen, Michelle S Grytzelius, Ralph Wayne Cunningham: Control for vehicle with torque converter. Ford Global Technologies, John D Russell, Allan J Lippa, John F Buckert, January 14, 2003: US06506140 (14 worldwide citation)

A vehicle control system is described for controlling a torque converter coupled to an engine. The controller engages the torque converter before negative powertrain output becomes less than a predetermined value. Such an approach allows for torque converter locking in the negative powertrain output ...


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Daniel Michael Kabat, Allan Joseph Kotwicki, Bryan Christopher Stoll, Furqan Zafar Shaikh, Rodney John Tabaczynski: Valve assembly and method for controlling flow of gases from an engine crankcase to an engine intake manifold. Ford Global Technologies, John F Buckert, Allan J Lippa, November 4, 2003: US06640793 (14 worldwide citation)

A valve assembly and method for controlling flow of gases through a passage between an engine crankcase and an engine intake manifold is provided. The method includes increasing a flow of gases through the passage between the crankcase and the intake manifold when a temperature of the gases is below ...


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Derek Albert Channing: Constant power, part load control strategy for electronic engine controls. Ford Global Technologies, John F Buckert, April 16, 2002: US06371884 (13 worldwide citation)

A method and system for an electronic engine control includes a strategy that correlates an accelerator pedal position with a selected, constant driveshaft power level regardless of changes in the transmission ratio. The invention includes adjusting the engine speed and torque so that the driveshaft ...


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Vaughan Daniel, Michael Trader, JongMin Park, David C Robertson: Battery management system and method for transferring data within the battery management system. LG Chem, John F Buckert, Buckert Patent & Trademark Law Firm P C, December 25, 2012: US08341449 (11 worldwide citation)

A battery management system is provided. The system includes a battery monitoring device having a microprocessor and a hardware component. The microprocessor identifies a non-modifiable node ID from the hardware component. The microprocessor also obtains operational parameters associated with the at ...