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Ming Lang Kuang, David Estes Smith, Fazal Urrahman Syed: Closed-loop power control for hybrid electric vehicles. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, October 2, 2007: US07275610 (147 worldwide citation)

A control system and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having an engine, an electric motor and an electric generator with gearing for effecting split power distribution from separate power sources. Power delivery to vehicle traction wheels is coordinated to meet a driver's dema ...


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Ming Lang Kuang, David Estes Smith, Fazal Urrahman Syed: Closed-loop power control for hybrid electric vehicles. Ford Global Technologies, Brooks Kushman P C, Carlos Hanze, January 31, 2006: US06991053 (36 worldwide citation)

A control system and control method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain having an engine, an electric motor and an electric generator with gearing for effecting split power distribution from separate power sources. Power delivery to vehicle traction wheels is coordinated to meet a driver's dema ...


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Dimitar Petrov Filev, Oleg Yurievitch Gusikhin, Fazal Urrahman Syed, Erica Klampfl, Thomas J Giuli, Yifan Chen: Emotive engine and method for generating a simulated emotion for an information system. Ford Global Technologies, Jennifer M Stec, Brooks Kushman P C, August 19, 2014: US08812171 (32 worldwide citation)

Information about a device may be emotively conveyed to a user of the device. Input indicative of an operating state of the device may be received. The input may be transformed into data representing a simulated emotional state. Data representing an avatar that expresses the simulated emotional stat ...


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Fazal Urrahman Syed, Ming Lang Kuang, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Kerry Eden Grand: Method and system for controlling a motive power system of an automotive vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, October 5, 2010: US07809487 (17 worldwide citation)

A motive power system of a vehicle is controlled based on a driving style of a driver of the vehicle. Parameters related to a state of the vehicle are used as inputs to a fuzzy controller in order to characterize the driving style of the driver of the vehicle.


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Qing Wang, Matthew Allan Herrmann, Ming Lang Kuang, Fazal Urrahman Syed, Ryan Abraham McGee: Hybrid vehicle and associated engine speed control method. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, February 25, 2014: US08657045 (11 worldwide citation)

A hybrid vehicle and method of control are disclosed wherein the ratio of engine speed to vehicle speed varies continuously in some operating conditions and is controlled to be one of a finite number of preselected ratios in other operating conditions. The transition from continuously variable mode ...


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Fazal Urrahman Syed, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Fling Tseng: Adaptive real-time driver advisory control for a hybrid electric vehicle to achieve fuel economy improvement. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, May 29, 2012: US08190319 (10 worldwide citation)

A vehicle powertrain controller includes a fuzzy logic-based adaptive algorithm with a learning capability that estimates a driver's long term driving preferences. An adaptive algorithm arbitrates competing requirements for good fuel economy, avoidance of intrusiveness and vehicle drivability. Vehic ...


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Qing Wang, Fazal Urrahman Syed, Ming Lang Kuang, Shailesh Shrikant Kozarekar, Ryan Abraham McGee: Transient operation energy management strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, June 25, 2013: US08473133 (9 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a dynamic torque band for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) transient management includes determining a torque band indicative of an engine torque operation region representing efficient operation of the powertrain across a range of engine speeds. An engine torque comma ...


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Douglas Raymond Martin, Matthew Allen Warner, Mathew Alan Boesch, Fazal Urrahman Syed: Method and system for vehicle speed control. Ford Global Technologies, Julia Voutyras, Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, January 21, 2014: US08634939 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods are provided for controlling a vehicle speed during a downhill travel. Based on the estimated grade of the downhill travel and further based on an input received from the operator, different combinations of an engine braking torque and a regenerative braking torque are used to maintain the v ...