Patents by Assignee Ford Motor Company

Application number: 20140201977
Abstract: An apparatus, tool and method for clearing a rivet from an automated riveting tool. The riveting tool has a nose that supports the rivet as the rivet is installed by a punch. A clamping ring engages a work piece while installing the rivet. A clamping ring engages a block, but defines a clearance area into which the rivet is ejected when an unsuitable rivet is detected. A sensor monitors the rivets in the nose and prevents installation of the rivet when the rivet in the nose is not suitable for installation. System controls are provided to stop insertion of an unsuitable rivet while the robot continues to move the rivet tool through the complete cycle without inserting rivets until the unsuitable rivet is cleared.
Type: Application
Filed: January 18, 2013
Issued: July 24, 2014
Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Inventors: William C. Moision, Loi V. Nguyen
Patent number: 8786455
Abstract: A tool lubrication delivery monitoring system and a method of control. An accelerometer is provided to detect a position of a valve and fluid flow through the valve. Accelerometer data may be compared to a baseline profile to determine whether fluid flow or valve operation is within established parameters.
Type: Grant
Filed: June 23, 2011
Issued: July 22, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: James William Perry, Chandra Jalluri
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: 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
Patent number: D709412
Type: Grant
Filed: November 14, 2013
Issued: July 22, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D709413
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: July 22, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bradley A. Richards, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Richard Howard
Patent number: D709414
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: July 22, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bradley A. Richards, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Richard Howard
Patent number: D709415
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: July 22, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D709416
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: July 22, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Kemal Curic