Patents by Assignee Ford Motor Company

Patent number: 8903351
Abstract: A vehicle communication system includes a computer processor in communication with persistent and non-persistent memory. The system also includes a local wireless transceiver in communication with the computer processor and configured to communicate wirelessly with a cellular telephone located at the vehicle. The system further includes a backup power circuit comprising a charge storage device such as a local battery or capacitor having enough charge to power the computer processor and local wireless transceiver long enough to send an emergency call signal to the cellular telephone, and an emergency call command signal is sent from the local wireless transceiver to the cellular telephone in the event a vehicle emergency is detected at the computer processor and vehicle power is lost. The signal causes the cellular telephone to place or continue an emergency call to an emergency responder or agency over the cellular telephone network.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 6, 2009
Issued: December 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Joseph J. Berry, Mark J. Scalf, Douglas R. VanDagens, Francis Luk, Timothy Robert Nixon
Application number: 20140342264
Abstract: Bipolar plate assemblies are disclosed in which the transition fuel channels are offset from the transition oxidant channels in the transition regions on the active sides of the plates. This configuration allows for a reduced pressure drop in the coolant flow in the transition regions on the inactive, coolant side of the plates and thereby improves coolant flow sharing. The assemblies are suitable for use in high power density solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stacks.
Type: Application
Filed: May 12, 2014
Issued: November 20, 2014
Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Richard Fellows, Simon Farrington
Patent number: 8892351
Abstract: To obtain point of interest information in a vicinity of a vehicle, the vehicle selects a reference point away from the current location of the vehicle. A region is formed, including the current location of the vehicle, based on the reference point. Points of interest falling within the region are communicated to the vehicle.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 20, 2007
Issued: November 18, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Matthew Whitaker, Christopher Kurecka, Emily Reyna, Hari Srinivasan
Application number: 20140329168
Abstract: Hybrid bipolar plate assemblies comprising a metal subassembly and a carbonaceous flow field insert can be used to provide for greater current densities from smaller volume fuel cell stacks. In particular, such hybrid bipolar plate assemblies allow for the combination of preferred oxidant channel structures, which can be formed in carbonaceous oxidant flow field inserts, with preferred smaller bipolar plate assembly thicknesses, which are possible with the use of metal plate subassemblies.
Type: Application
Filed: April 25, 2014
Issued: November 6, 2014
Assignees: Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Wayne Dang, Robert Wingrove, Robert Alois Esterer, Robert Henry Artibise
Patent number: D715705
Type: Grant
Filed: February 6, 2014
Issued: October 21, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Paul Cambell, Jordan Bennett
Patent number: D715708
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: October 21, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D715711
Type: Grant
Filed: May 21, 2014
Issued: October 21, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Dillon R. Blanski, Murat Gueler, Christopher Hamilton
Patent number: D715718
Type: Grant
Filed: February 13, 2014
Issued: October 21, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Wolfgang Gotschke, Ulrike Kolb
Patent number: D715719
Type: Grant
Filed: May 5, 2014
Issued: October 21, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bradley A. Richards, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Dong H. Park
Patent number: D715723
Type: Grant
Filed: February 13, 2014
Issued: October 21, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Wolfgang Gotschke, Ulrike Kolb
Patent number: D717976
Type: Grant
Filed: December 20, 2012
Issued: November 18, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Murat Gueler, Darrell Paul Behmer, Dillon Blanski, Sang D. Kim
Patent number: D717977
Type: Grant
Filed: December 21, 2012
Issued: November 18, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bruce Preston Williams
Patent number: D717993
Type: Grant
Filed: December 21, 2012
Issued: November 18, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Brad Alan Richards, Dong Park, Jonathan Fontaine
Patent number: D718190
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: November 25, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bradley A. Richards, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, John Kim, William K. Moore, Dong H. Park, Bruce P. Williams, Richard Howard, Anthony Meyer
Patent number: D718206
Type: Grant
Filed: March 29, 2012
Issued: November 25, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Solomon H. Song, Darrell Paul Behmer
Patent number: D718207
Type: Grant
Filed: February 18, 2014
Issued: November 25, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: James E. Grake, George Bucher, Michael Smith, Joel Piaskowski
Patent number: D718689
Type: Grant
Filed: May 21, 2014
Issued: December 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Dillon R. Blanski, Murat Gueler, Christopher Hamilton
Patent number: D718696
Type: Grant
Filed: February 13, 2014
Issued: December 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Wolfgang Gotschke, Ulrike Kolb
Patent number: D719076
Type: Grant
Filed: February 14, 2014
Issued: December 9, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventor: John McLeod
Patent number: D719689
Type: Grant
Filed: August 15, 2012
Issued: December 16, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventor: Wolfgang Gotschke
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