Patents by Assignee Ford Motor Company
  • Patent number: 9496569
    Abstract: A rotating power transfer system for an automotive fuel cell vehicle includes one of an impeller and turbine in fluid communication with a fuel cell stack, an electric machine and a shaft operatively associated with the one of impeller and turbine. The system also includes a heating element disposed within the shaft. The heating element is configured to be selectively electrically coupled with a stator coil of the electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Hans Buus Gangwar
  • Patent number: 9484590
    Abstract: A fuel cell system may include a fuel cell stack having a header and active area in fluid communication with the header. The fuel cell system may also include a wedge disposed within the header and configured to alter the cross-sectional area of the header along the length of the stack such that, during operation of the stack, a flow velocity of gas through the active area is generally constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Thomas Alan Wagner, Ronald David Brost, Shinichi Hirano
  • Patent number: 9469230
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a handle intended to be gripped by an occupant of a vehicle is shown to comprise the steps of selecting a substrate including a first part and a second part. The first part and second part are wrapped with a covering material that may be a premium material such as leather and may also include a layer of foam padding. The first part and second part are assembled together and attached to each other. After the two parts are wrapped, the first part and second part are assembled together and attached to each other. A line of stitches may be formed on the covering material before the wrapping step that are wrapped to be visible on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: John Andrew Stakoe, David Huelke, John Q. White, Mahesh Bhattacharyya, William Bauer
  • Patent number: D764982
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon M Platto, Bradley A Richards, Dong H Park, Anthony Meyer
  • Patent number: D764983
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon M Platto, Bradley A Richards, Dong H Park
  • Patent number: D764993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D764998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Soohyoung Kim, Max Wolff, Kemal Curic
  • Patent number: D767292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Johnathan A Line, Marc S Kondrad, Daniel Ferretti, Nahshon Francis, Kevin Preuss, Soo Y Kang-Morales
  • Patent number: D768045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Kemal Curic, Darrell Behmer, Christopher Svensson, Moray Callum, Joel Piaskowski
  • Patent number: D768895
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, William K. Moore, Richard Howard, Bruce P. Williams
  • Patent number: D769159
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon M Platto, Bradley A Richards, Dong H Park, William K Moore
  • Patent number: D769160
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon M Platto, Bradley A Richards, Dong H Park, William K Moore
  • Patent number: D769163
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon M Platto, Bradley A Richards, Dong H Park, William K Moore
  • Patent number: D769778
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D769779
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Shawn Wehrly, Moray S Callum, Max Wolff, Kemal Curic
  • Patent number: D770085
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Richard Howard
  • Patent number: D770942
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: David Woodhouse, Shawn Wehrly, Moray S Callum, Max Wolff, Kemal Curic
  • Patent number: D771527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Claudio Messale, Roberto Giachin, Thomas Morel, Domenico Tonello
  • Patent number: D771850
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, Richard Howard, Bruce P. Williams
  • Patent number: D771851
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Gordon Platto, Sean Tant, William K. Moore, Richard Howard, Bruce P. Williams