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Kitzner Ernest W, Rhodes Alex, Shachter Moses: Catalytic converter with electrically resistive catalyst support. Ford Motor Company, November 6, 1973: US3770389 (106 worldwide citation)

A corrugated stainless steel sheet and a flat stainless steel sheet are sandwiched together and wound spirally so the corrugations form a plurality of small gas flow passages connecting the converter inlet with the converter outlet. Alumina coatings on the sheets electrically insulate the sheets fro ...


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Kitzner Ernest W, Rhodes Alex, Schachter Moses: Catalytic converter with electrically preheated catalyst. Ford Motor Company, October 30, 1973: US3768982 (79 worldwide citation)

Heat from an electric heater is transferred conductively through a monolithic support to a catalyst located on the surfaces of the monolithic support. Engine exhaust gases passing through the monolithic support contact the heated catalyst, which assists in converting undesirable components of the ex ...


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Daniel Roger P, Rhodes Alex: Steering wheel inflatable cushion device. Ford Motor Company, August 14, 1973: US3752501 (60 worldwide citation)

An inflatable cushion device for protective interposition between a vehicle operator and the rim and hub of a vehicle steering wheel assembly. The cushion is compartmented to provide, when inflated, peripheral ring compartmentation in juxtaposition to the steering wheel rim and center compartmentati ...


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Daniel Roger P, Rhodes Alex: Energy absorbing steering column. Ford Motor Company, Zerschling Keith L, Sadler Clifford L, September 3, 1974: US3832911 (9 worldwide citation)

An energy absorbing steering wheel support for a motor vehicle according to an embodiment of this invention includes a steering column outer tube with a telescopic steering shaft rotatably supported therein. A deforming assembly and a releasable support assembly connect the column tube to vehicle su ...


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Rhodes Alex, Wright Allen C: Release valve for a compressed gas container. Ford Motor Company, January 23, 1973: US3712319 (7 worldwide citation)

A release valve for a compressed gas container in which the gas is sealed in the container by a frangible closure. The release valve houses a lever adapted to impact and perforate the frangible closure to release the compressed gas. The perforating lever is coupled to an actuating lever which in tur ...


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Kitzner Ernest W, Rhodes Alex, Rose James: Energy absorbing steering column assembly. Ford Motor Company, April 3, 1973: US3724286 (5 worldwide citation)

An energy absorbing steering column having an outer tube secured to vehicle support structure. The tube rotatably supports a steering shaft which has a steering wheel connected to its upper end and a steering gear connected to its lower end. Spaced apart support members connect the column to the sup ...


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Kitzner Ernest W, Rhodes Alex, Wolfe Earl W: Energy absorbing steering wheel support. Ford Motor Company, Zerschling Keith L, Sadler Clifford L, June 18, 1974: US3817118 (4 worldwide citation)

An energy absorbing steering column according to an embodiment of this invention includes an outer column tube with a telescopic steering shaft rotatably supported therein. A deforming assembly and a releasable assembly connect the column to vehicle support structure. The deforming assembly has proj ...


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Rhodes Alex, Rose James: Lockable steering column assembly. Ford Motor Company, May 15, 1973: US3732710 (3 worldwide citation)

A lockable steering column assembly for an automotive vehicle including a steering shaft, a shift tube positioned about the steering shaft and an outer tube secured to the body of the vehicle enclosing the shift tube. The lock means includes a slotted collar rotatable with the steering shaft and a s ...


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Kitzner Ernest W, Rhodes Alex: Transmission shift control linkage. Ford Motor Company, April 13, 1971: US3575062 (3 worldwide citation)

A gearshift linkage mechanism for use with a so-called mini-steering column in an automotive vehicle comprising a shift tube which is mounted concentrically with respect to a steering column of abbreviated length, a gearshift selector shaft mounted in spaced, parallel disposition with respect to the ...


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Kitzner Ernest W, Rhodes Alex: Energy absorbing steering column assembly. Ford Motor Company, January 9, 1973: US3709057 (3 worldwide citation)

An energy absorbing steering column having an outer tube secured to vehicle support structure. The tube rotatably supports a telescopic steering shaft. Spaced apart deforming and guiding assemblies connect the column tube to the support structure. The deforming assembly has projections which engage ...