Patents by Assignee Ford Motor Company
  • Patent number: 9397362
    Abstract: A modular fuel cell power system includes a coolant source, a reactant source and a plurality of fuel cell modules. Each of the fuel cell modules includes a fuel cell stack and a fluid distribution plant in fluid communication with the reactant source, coolant source and fuel cell stack. The fluid distribution plant controls the flow of reactant between the reactant source and fuel cell stack. The fuel cell stacks are configured to be selectively electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Kurt David Osborne, Donald Paul Alessi
  • Patent number: 9397357
    Abstract: A membrane electrode assembly for a fuel cell is disclosed, which comprises at least one porous ionomer containing layer disposed at the interface between the cathode electrocatalyst material and the ion exchange membrane of the fuel cell. The porous ionomer containing layer comprises a catalyst migration impeding compound. The membrane electrode assembly exhibits improved stability against Pt dissolution and Pt-band formation within the ion exchange membrane, hence having improved durability and lifetime performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Dmitri Bessarabov, Sumit Kundu, Stephen Lee, Scott McDermid
  • Patent number: 9391337
    Abstract: Additives can be used to prepare polymer electrolyte for membrane electrode assemblies in polymer electrolyte fuel cells in order to improve both durability and performance. The additives are chemical complexes comprising certain metal and organic ligand components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Keping Wang, Yunsong Yang, Jing Li
  • Patent number: 9383281
    Abstract: A fuel storage system includes a storage vessel including a dielectric liner, a voltage sensor formed by a pair of plates disposed on opposing surfaces of the liner, and a controller configured to determine a gas pressure in the storage vessel based on voltages measured by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Hasdi R. Hashim, Shahid Ahmed Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9371094
    Abstract: An attachment joint for attaching a first panel to a second panel includes a threaded bolt, a cooperating speed nut, and a support plate interposed between the speed nut and a surface of the first panel opposite a mating surface of the first panel. The support plate is configured to engage and support a contour formed in an edge of the first panel. A motor vehicle panel subassembly including a first panel having a mating surface and an opposed surface and including at least one contour formed in an edge thereof and a second panel having a cooperating mating surface and a cooperating edge contour is assembled using the described attachment joint. The first panel may be a plastic motor vehicle fascia and the second panel may be a metal motor vehicle body panel such as a fender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company Brasil Ltda
    Inventors: Victor Ferauche, Rubens Faria
  • Patent number: D758927
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D758928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D758929
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Ernesto Rupar
  • Patent number: D759295
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Ernesto Rupar, Stefan Lamm
  • Patent number: D760630
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Ernesto Rupar, Claudio Messale
  • Patent number: D760634
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D760636
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Ulrike Kolb, Wolfgang Gotschke
  • Patent number: D760933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Berk Keskin, Wolfgang Otschke
  • Patent number: D761164
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon M Platto, Bradley A Richards, Dong H Park, William K Moore
  • Patent number: D761177
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Darrell Behmer, Henry Bernardo, Damon Depeyster
  • Patent number: D761464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Berk Keskin, Wolfgang Otschke
  • Patent number: D761706
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D761707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Shawn Wehrly, Moray S Callum, Max Wolff, Kemal Curic
  • Patent number: D761980
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Berk Keskin, Wolfgang Otschke
  • Patent number: D761997
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello