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Joseph Robert Brown, Marshall Lawrence Quade, David Webster Clark: Seamless side inflatable restraint deployment system. Ford Global Technologies, Daniel M Stock Esq, Roger L May Esq, June 9, 1998: US05762363 (58 worldwide citation)

A seamless side inflatable restraint deployment system for an occupant seated in a seat includes a side inflatable restraint module attached to a frame of the seat and having an inflatable restraint, a pad disposed adjacent the side inflatable restraint module having a deployment opening therein, an ...


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Norman C Otto, William J Pielemeier, Raymond C Meier Jr: Vehicle vibration simulator. Ford Motor Company, Joseph W Malleck Esq Roger L May Esq, April 8, 1997: US05618995 (42 worldwide citation)

A vehicle vibration simulator to simulate occupant exposure to vibration in a motor vehicle includes a reaction mass, a seat portion, a seat actuator between the reaction mass and the seat portion for providing at least one degree of vibration freedom, a steering column portion, a steering column ac ...


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Adam M Janotik, Lawrence P Kazyak: Split joint construction for a space frame. Ford Motor Company, Daniel M Stock Esq, Roger L May Esq, August 27, 1996: US05549352 (40 worldwide citation)

A split joint construction for a space frame on an automotive vehicle includes at least one rocker member extending longitudinally, at least one structural member having extensions extending longitudinally in a first direction and in a second direction opposite to the first direction, each of the ex ...


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Joseph M Raad, Steven J Reimers, Ray A Sackett, Ronald J Collins, Christine L Gordon: Method for allowing enhanced driver selection of suspension damping and steering efforts. Ford Motor Company, Gregory P Brown Esq, Roger L May Esq, May 27, 1997: US05632503 (29 worldwide citation)

A method for allowing enhanced driver selection of suspension damping and steering efforts for a motor vehicle includes the steps of presenting to a driver of the motor vehicle a plurality of suspension damping modes and steering efforts modes for the motor vehicle, allowing the driver to select onl ...


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Freeman C Gates, Gregory McCliment, Joseph W Pratt: Pressure feedback exhaust gas recirculation system. Ford Motor Company, Jerome R Drouillard Esq, Roger L May Esq, March 25, 1997: US05613479 (28 worldwide citation)

A pressure feedback EGR system including an EGR tube having a metering orifice therein and extending between an exhaust passageway and an intake passageway of the internal combustion engine, a first pressure tap connected to the EGR tube on one side of the metering orifice, a second pressure tap con ...


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Qun Liu, Rebecca McNally Gilden, Jeffrey Paul Luther: High capacity condenser. Ford Motor Company, Raymond L Coppiellie Esq, Roger L May Esq, May 19, 1998: US05752566 (25 worldwide citation)

A heat exchanger acting as a condenser having a plurality of tubes for cooling a refrigerant flowing through the tubes to condense the vapor phase of the refrigerant to a liquid is shown wherein the condenser has a plurality of headers having baffles and/or phase separators positioned therein. The r ...


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Rasik N Patel, Randy Craig Linn: Trim component having energy absorbing feature. Ford Motor Company, Daniel M Stock Esq, Roger L May Esq, June 24, 1997: US05641195 (24 worldwide citation)

A trim component for mounting to a structural member of an automotive vehicle including a body fixedly mounted to a structural member, the body including a plurality of energy absorbing ribs spaced relative to one another along the body and disposed adjacent to the structural member when the trim co ...


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Matthew Bryne Diggs: Finger follower rocker arm system. Ford Motor Company, Jerome R Drouillard Esq, Roger L May Esq, August 5, 1997: US05653198 (24 worldwide citation)

A finger follower rocker arm system for an internal combustion engine includes a body having a first end engagable with a valve stem of the internal combustion engine and a second end engagable with a pivot fulcrum of the internal combustion engine, an arm mounted on the body between the first end a ...


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Gintaras Vincent Puskorius, Lee Albert Feldkamp, Kenneth Andrew Marko, John Victor James, Timothy Mark Feldkamp: Method for identifying misfire events of an internal combustion engine. Ford Global Technologies, Mark L Mollon Esq, Roger L May Esq, March 24, 1998: US05732382 (23 worldwide citation)

A method for identifying engine combustion failure of an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, a crankshaft and a crankshaft position sensor includes the steps of operating the internal combustion engine to rotate the crankshaft, measuring rotational quantities of the crankshaf ...


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Gary E Kopp, Paul R Goodes: Method and apparatus for detecting drive line system imbalance. Ford Motor Company, Joseph W Malleck Esq, Roger L May Esq, June 24, 1997: US05641904 (18 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for detecting drive line system imbalances in an automotive vehicle includes an angular position and speed sensor located at a preselected position spaced from, but associated with the drive shaft in non-contacting relationship therewith, the sensor generates a signal responsive to the ...