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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...