Patents by Assignee Ford Motor Company

Patent number: 8833341
Abstract: In one example, a method for controlling a fuel system with fuel is provided. The method includes, in response to an engine shutdown, increasing communication between a fuel rail and a fuel tank to increase boiling of fuel in the rail, and then decreasing the communication after the fuel rail cools.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 21, 2011
Issued: September 16, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited
Inventors: Andrew Paul Chee Aun Wong, Adam Nolan, Jamie Terence Slaymaker
Patent number: 8835070
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: May 11, 2010
Issued: September 16, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Thomas Alan Wagner, Ronald David Brost, Shinichi Hirano
Patent number: 8831857
Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a fuel system configured to deliver a gaseous fuel to an engine. Following tank refilling, the fuel composition is selectively updated based on fuel tank pressure, temperature, and air content data. When the engine is subsequently restarted, the fuel rail is primed for a duration based on the updated composition.
Type: Grant
Filed: March 7, 2012
Issued: September 9, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited
Inventors: Adam Nolan, Jamie Terence Slaymaker, Andrew Paul Chee Aun Wong, Phuoc Bui Buiquang
Patent number: 8818543
Abstract: Various embodiments may include a computerized system and method for determining a selection of technologies or processes for use in part production. A dataset of technologies or processes may be considered and standardized. Generic CAD models may be generated from the standardized dataset. Optimization metrics for each generic CAD model may be received. Data from a sourcing, a manufacturing and a design data source may also be received. An optimization algorithm may be used for each generic CAD model based on the optimization metrics and the data from the data sources. One or more optimized CAD models may be generated and one or more optimized technologies or processes for use in part manufacturing may be obtained. The optimized technologies or processes may be based on the one or more optimized CAD models. The optimized technologies or processes may be transmitted for selection and use in producing manufactured parts.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 14, 2010
Issued: August 26, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Raj Shekar Sohmshetty, Zhiyong Cedrick Xia, Nicholas P. Warrick, Shawn Michael Morgans
Application number: 20140236336
Abstract: A manufacturing process including a quality control procedure for verifying the completion of forming processes, heat treating and chemically treating parts. Sheet formed blanks, tubular blanks, extrusions and casting are traced through a manufacturing process from the time the parts are received. Metallurgical data relating to parts as received is recorded and marked on the parts. Forming data, heat treating data and chemical treating data may also be recorded by scanning and marking parts throughout the manufacturing process.
Type: Application
Filed: February 15, 2013
Issued: August 21, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Brett D. Irick, Jerome A. Berendt, Richard J. Hare, Stephen Kernosky, Laurent Bernard Chappuis, James Engle
Patent number: D712317
Type: Grant
Filed: December 10, 2013
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Kevin George, George Bucher, Steven Gilmore, Shawn Wehrly
Patent number: D712318
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D712319
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D712320
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D712321
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D712323
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D712575
Type: Grant
Filed: August 15, 2012
Issued: September 2, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventor: Wolfgang Gotschke
Patent number: D712797
Type: Grant
Filed: December 16, 2013
Issued: September 9, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: J C. Mays, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Darrell Behmer, Kemal Curic
Patent number: D713074
Type: Grant
Filed: November 1, 2012
Issued: September 9, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Paul Campbell, Paul Jonathan Alexander Wraith, Simon Spearman-Oxx, Wolfgang Gotschke
Patent number: D713314
Type: Grant
Filed: December 3, 2013
Issued: September 16, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Gordon M. Platto, Bradley A. Richards, Moray S. Callum, Joel Piaskowski, Dong H. Park
Patent number: D713316
Type: Grant
Filed: March 29, 2012
Issued: September 16, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Solomon H. Song, Darrell Paul Behmer
Patent number: D713571
Type: Grant
Filed: November 1, 2012
Issued: September 16, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Paul Campbell, Paul Jonathan Alexander Wraith, Simon Spearman-Oxx, Wolfgang Gotschke
Patent number: D713572
Type: Grant
Filed: November 1, 2012
Issued: September 16, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventors: Paul Campbell, Paul Jonathan Alexander Wraith, Simon Spearman-Oxx, Wolfgang Gotschke
Patent number: D713596
Type: Grant
Filed: August 15, 2012
Issued: September 16, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventor: Ernesto Rupar
Patent number: D713597
Type: Grant
Filed: August 15, 2012
Issued: September 16, 2014
Assignee: Ford Motor Company
Inventor: Ernesto Rupar