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Thomas M McQuade, Steven Yellin Schondorf, Scott Howard Gaboury: Method and apparatus for monitoring seat belt use of rear seat passengers. Ford Global Technologies, Gary A Smith, March 26, 2002: US06362734 (78 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring the secured/unsecured status of seat belts in rear seating rows of a vehicle notes the number and/or location of seat belts secured at a base time when all doors are closed and the vehicle starts in motion. The vehicle operator is alerted to any later change in the number of ...


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Daniel M King, Keith Z Doorenbos, Scott Howard Gaboury, Steven Yellin Schondorf, Thomas M McQuade, Thomas A Spoto: Secondary seat belt warning system. Ford Global Technologies, David B Kelley, December 31, 2002: US06501374 (28 worldwide citation)

A secondary seat belt warning system for a motor vehicle includes at least one control module for activating at least one secondary warning signal. The secondary seat belt warning system also includes a driver seat belt sensor for producing an input signal indicative of a state of a driver seat belt ...


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Thomas M McQuade: Method and apparatus for automatically identifying the location of pressure sensors in a tire pressure monitoring system. Ford Global Technologies, Gary Smith, May 6, 2008: US07369043 (10 worldwide citation)

A tire pressure monitoring system (12) for a vehicle (10) has a plurality of tires (14A-D) in respective rolling locations having a respective plurality of tire transmitters (16A-D) that generate a respective plurality of transmitter identification signals. A respective plurality of initiators (20A- ...


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Robert Kwiecinski, Brian Bennie, Thomas M McQuade, Daniel J Bartz: Vehicle having remote start and carbon monoxide detection. Ford Global Technologies, Frank MacKenzie MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, February 19, 2013: US08375913 (7 worldwide citation)

The subject of the present invention is a method for remote starting an internal combustion engine of a vehicle that may include: detecting a wireless remote start signal; after detecting the wireless remote start signal, activating a carbon monoxide detector to detect a level of carbon monoxide adj ...


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Eric L Reed, Steven Y Schondorf, Brian Bennie, Thomas M McQuade: Cross traffic alert with parking angle trajectory. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie Esq, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, December 6, 2011: US08072352 (2 worldwide citation)

The subject of the present invention is a host vehicle that determines a parking angle while backing out of a parking space and employs this parking angle when using a cross traffic alert system. The parking angle is determined based on the trajectories of the host vehicle and a target vehicle. The ...


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Robert Kwiecinski, Brian Bennie, Thomas M McQuade, Daniel J Bartz: Vehicle Having Remote Start and Enclosed Space Detection. Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, February 10, 2011: US20110032115-A1

The subject of the present invention is a method for remote starting an internal combustion engine of a vehicle comprising the steps of: detecting a wireless remote start signal; after detecting the wireless remote start signal, activating a parking aid system to detect the presence or absence of a ...


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Robert Kwiecinski, Brian Bennie, Thomas M McQuade, Daniel J Bartz: Vehicle Having Remote Start and Carbon Monoxide Detection. Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, February 10, 2011: US20110030639-A1

The subject of the present invention is a method for remote starting an internal combustion engine of a vehicle that may include: detecting a wireless remote start signal; after detecting the wireless remote start signal, activating a carbon monoxide detector to detect a level of carbon monoxide adj ...


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Eric L Reed, Steven Y Schondorf, Brian Bennie, Thomas M McQuade: Cross Traffic Alert with Parking Angle Trajectory. Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, October 28, 2010: US20100271238-A1

The subject of the present invention is a host vehicle that determines a parking angle while backing out of a parking space and employs this parking angle when using a cross traffic alert system. The parking angle is determined based on the trajectories of the host vehicle and a target vehicle. The ...