Patents by Assignee Ford Motor Company

Patent number: 8775010
Abstract: A method of conducting vehicle usage data analysis is provided. The method includes providing usage data about at least one vehicle to a database. The usage data may be analyzed and compared to a member of a set of vehicle development models to determine whether to update a vehicle development model. The usage data may also be analyzed to determine whether to transmit a communication to a vehicle.
Type: Grant
Filed: May 16, 2011
Issued: July 8, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Raja Shekar Sohmshetty, Zhiyong Cedric Xia, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Matthew John Zaluzec
Patent number: 8758955
Abstract: Ligand additives having two or more coordination sites in close proximity can be used in the polymer electrolyte of membrane electrode assemblies in solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells in order to reduce the dissolution of catalyst, particularly from the cathode, and hence reduce fuel cell degradation over time.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 7, 2011
Issued: June 24, 2014
Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Jing Li, Keping Wang, Yunsong Yang, Scott McDermid, Sumit Kundu
Patent number: 8751104
Abstract: A vehicle includes a computing platform configured with first configuration information, an identification module that receives driver identification information and determines whether to enable the computing platform based on the identification information, and a communication module that establishes communications between the computing platform and an off-vehicle information store storing second configuration information if the computing platform is enabled. The vehicle also includes an update module that updates the computing platform with the second configuration information if the second configuration information is different than the first configuration information.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 15, 2011
Issued: June 10, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Thomas Hermann, Timothy P. Curtis
Patent number: 8740519
Abstract: A tool holder assembly including a cutting tool and a tool holder. The cutting tool includes at least one fluid passage. The tool holder includes a conduit and a bore adapted to receive the cutting tool. An adapter or adapter portion may be provided that provides a fluid to one or more fluid passages in the cutting tool.
Type: Grant
Filed: December 17, 2010
Issued: June 3, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Alexander Stoll, Ed Exner, George Nordstrom
Patent number: 8736230
Abstract: A system and method for rebalancing a battery in a vehicle during vehicle operation, the battery including a plurality of modules, is provided. The method may include determining when an automatic rebalance mode start condition is satisfied, modifying a target state of charge for the battery at least in part in response to the start condition being satisfied such that the target state of charge is raised from a standard operating value to a rebalance value, operating the vehicle with the target state of charge at the rebalance value, determining when an automatic rebalance mode end condition or an interrupt condition is satisfied, and modifying the target state of charge in response to the automatic rebalance mode end condition or the interrupt condition being satisfied such that the target state of charge is lowered from the rebalance value to the standard operating value.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 30, 2009
Issued: May 27, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Patrick Maguire, Bob Taenaka, Jacob Mathews, Ronald Elder
Patent number: D706695
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: June 10, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bardley A. Richards, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Dong H. Park, Richard Howard
Patent number: D706699
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: June 10, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bradley A. Richards, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, William K. Moore, Dong H. Park
Patent number: D706700
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: June 10, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bradley A. Richards, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Dong H. Park
Patent number: D706701
Type: Grant
Filed: December 17, 2013
Issued: June 10, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Garen Nicoghosian, Mark Kaski
Patent number: D708111
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: July 1, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bradley A. Richards, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Dong H. Park
Patent number: D708112
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: July 1, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Garen Nicoghosian, Mark Kaski
Patent number: D708365
Type: Grant
Filed: March 8, 2012
Issued: July 1, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bruce P. Williams
Patent number: D708368
Type: Grant
Filed: March 29, 2012
Issued: July 1, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Solomon H. Song, Darrell Paul Behmer
Patent number: D708369
Type: Grant
Filed: March 29, 2012
Issued: July 1, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Solomon H. Song, Darrell Paul Behmer
Patent number: D708370
Type: Grant
Filed: March 29, 2012
Issued: July 1, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Solomon H. Song, Darrell Paul Behmer, Shawn Wehrly
Patent number: D708371
Type: Grant
Filed: March 29, 2012
Issued: July 1, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Solomon H. Song, Darrell Paul Behmer, Shawn Wehrly
Patent number: D708560
Type: Grant
Filed: December 10, 2013
Issued: July 8, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Kevin George, George Bucher, Steven Gilmore, Shawn Wehrly
Patent number: D708993
Type: Grant
Filed: November 14, 2013
Issued: July 15, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D708998
Type: Grant
Filed: November 14, 2013
Issued: July 15, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D709010
Type: Grant
Filed: August 20, 2013
Issued: July 15, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Kemal Curic