Patents by Inventor Chad Michael Korte

Chad Michael Korte has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10501080
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a powertrain and an electric parking brake. A controller activates the electric parking brake in response to the powertrain transitioning to an off state that inhibits production of propulsive torque during an ignition cycle when a vehicle speed is less than a predetermined speed and in a presence of conditions that inhibit the powertrain from transitioning to an on state that permits production of propulsive torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hafiz Shafeek Khafagy, Kirk Pebley, Eric Michael Rademacher, Hank L. Kwong, Chad Michael Korte
  • Patent number: 9975529
    Abstract: Performance electric parking brake controllers determine braking control signals for a performance electric parking brake system of a vehicle based on differing sets of operating conditions of the vehicle. A controller is configured to electromechanically actuate rear brake calipers of the vehicle in response to a first set of operating conditions of the vehicle, to hydraulically actuate front brake calipers and the rear brake calipers of the vehicle in response to a second set of operating conditions of the vehicle, and to hydraulically actuate only the rear brake calipers in response to a third set of operating conditions of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Marvin Lemmer, Curtis Hargitt, Greg David Folta, Chad Michael Korte, Scott Mlynarczyk, Alexander Ferencz
  • Publication number: 20180043867
    Abstract: Performance electric parking brake controllers determine braking control signals for a performance electric parking brake system of a vehicle based on differing sets of operating conditions of the vehicle. A controller is configured to electromechanically actuate rear brake calipers of the vehicle in response to a first set of operating conditions of the vehicle, to hydraulically actuate front brake calipers and the rear brake calipers of the vehicle in response to a second set of operating conditions of the vehicle, and to hydraulically actuate only the rear brake calipers in response to a third set of operating conditions of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Marvin Lemmer, Curtis Hargitt, Greg David Folta, Chad Michael Korte, Scott Mlynarczyk, Alexander Ferencz
  • Patent number: 9744950
    Abstract: Performance electric parking brake controllers determine braking control signals for a performance electric parking brake system based on a position of a parking brake lever. A parking brake lever has a first rate of resistance associated with movement in a first direction away from a neutral position and a second rate of resistance associated with movement in a second direction away from the neutral position opposite the first direction. The first and second rates of resistance are different. A controller is configured to electromechanically actuate rear brake calipers of the vehicle in response to a first set of operating conditions of the vehicle, to hydraulically actuate front brake calipers and the rear brake calipers of the vehicle in response to a second set of operating conditions of the vehicle, and to hydraulically actuate only the rear brake calipers in response to a third set of operating conditions of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Brian Marvin Lemmer, Curtis Hargitt, Greg David Folta, Chad Michael Korte, Scott Mlynarczyk, Alexander Ferencz, Kevin Sallee, Jason St. John
  • Patent number: 9731722
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine having auto-stop and auto-start conditions. The vehicle additionally includes a braking system having an auto-hold function. The auto-hold function is configured to, after braking the vehicle to a full stop, automatically apply braking torque independent of a brake pedal position. The vehicle further includes a controller configured to, in response to the engine being in the auto-stop condition, the auto-hold function automatically applying braking torque, and a gear shifter being moved out of a gear other than PARK, maintain the engine in the auto-stop condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hafiz Shafeek Khafagy, Kirk Pebley, Chad Michael Korte
  • Publication number: 20170203762
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a powertrain and an electric parking brake. A controller activates the electric parking brake in response to the powertrain transitioning to an off state that inhibits production of propulsive torque during an ignition cycle when a vehicle speed is less than a predetermined speed and in a presence of conditions that inhibit the powertrain from transitioning to an on state that permits production of propulsive torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Hafiz Shafeek KHAFAGY, Kirk PEBLEY, Eric Michael RADEMACHER, Hank L. KWONG, Chad Michael KORTE
  • Patent number: 9682705
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine with auto-stop and auto-start functions. The vehicle additionally includes a braking system configured to apply braking torque to vehicle wheels. The vehicle further includes a controller configured to control the engine and braking system via an ACC system in response to a detected forward object. The controller is configured to automatically control the braking system in response to a distance to the detected forward object falling below a first predefined threshold and a vehicle speed falling below a second predefined threshold. In response to these inputs, the controller automatically controls the braking system to apply a braking torque to hold the vehicle stationary in the absence of powertrain torque based on a current road grade. The controller additionally controls the engine to auto-stop in response to these inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hafiz Shafeek Khafagy, Kirk Pebley, Aaron L. Mills, Chad Michael Korte
  • Publication number: 20170043767
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine with auto-stop and auto-start functions. The vehicle additionally includes a braking system configured to apply braking torque to vehicle wheels. The vehicle further includes a controller configured to control the engine and braking system via an ACC system in response to a detected forward object. The controller is configured to automatically control the braking system in response to a distance to the detected forward object falling below a first predefined threshold and a vehicle speed falling below a second predefined threshold. In response to these inputs, the controller automatically controls the braking system to apply a braking torque to hold the vehicle stationary in the absence of powertrain torque based on a current road grade. The controller additionally controls the engine to auto-stop in response to these inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Hafiz Shafeek KHAFAGY, Kirk PEBLEY, Aaron L. MILLS, Chad Michael KORTE
  • Patent number: 9566961
    Abstract: A method for operating a braking apparatus with a service and parking brake function, which braking apparatus can be applied both in a hydraulic manner by means of a hydraulic pressure generator and by means of an electromechanical force generator. A transfer takes place from the pressure generator, which exerts the hydraulic brake application, to the force generator, which exerts the electromechanical brake application, as soon as the braking torque is active at the braking apparatus. During the transfer, the braking torque, which is applied by the hydraulic pressure generator and the braking torque which is applied by the electromechanical force generator, is at least as high as the braking torque applied solely by the hydraulic pressure generator before the transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies
    Inventors: Karl-Peter Hesseler, Mike John Mould, Chad Michael Korte, Nadja Wysietzki
  • Publication number: 20160304096
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an engine having auto-stop and auto-start conditions. The vehicle additionally includes a braking system having an auto-hold function. The auto-hold function is configured to, after braking the vehicle to a full stop, automatically apply braking torque independent of a brake pedal position. The vehicle further includes a controller configured to, in response to the engine being in the auto-stop condition, the auto-hold function automatically applying braking torque, and a gear shifter being moved out of a gear other than PARK, maintain the engine in the auto-stop condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Hafiz Shafeek KHAFAGY, Kirk PEBLEY, Chad Michael KORTE
  • Publication number: 20150197224
    Abstract: A method for operating a braking apparatus with a service and parking brake function, which braking apparatus can be applied both in a hydraulic manner by means of a hydraulic pressure generator and by means of an electromechanical force generator. A transfer takes place from the pressure generator, which exerts the hydraulic brake application, to the force generator, which exerts the electromechanical brake application, as soon as the braking torque is active at the braking apparatus. During the transfer, the braking torque, which is applied by the hydraulic pressure generator and the braking torque which is applied by the electromechanical force generator, is at least as high as the braking torque applied solely by the hydraulic pressure generator before the transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Karl-Peter Hesseler, Mike John Mould, Chad Michael Korte, Nadja Wysietzki
  • Patent number: 8881591
    Abstract: A sensed element is disclosed for incorporation into an apparatus that includes a rotatable shaft. The sensed element includes a base portion mounted directly on the shaft so as to rotate with the shaft, at least one sensor-detectible feature coupled to the base portion, for use in measuring a rotational speed of the shaft, and a projection extending from the base portion and engageable with a portion of the apparatus other than the shaft to limit movement of the element along the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Edward LeMerise, Chad Michael Korte, Patrick Meloche, John Patrick Joyce
  • Publication number: 20120291545
    Abstract: A sensed element is disclosed for incorporation into an apparatus that includes a rotatable shaft. The sensed element includes a base portion mounted directly on the shaft so as to rotate with the shaft, at least one sensor-detectible feature coupled to the base portion, for use in measuring a rotational speed of the shaft, and a projection extending from the base portion and engageable with a portion of the apparatus other than the shaft to limit movement of the element along the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Edward LeMerise, Chad Michael Korte, Patrick Meloche, John Patrick Joyce
  • Patent number: 8230739
    Abstract: A sensed element is disclosed for incorporation into an apparatus that includes a rotatable shaft. The sensed element includes at least one sensor-detectible feature detectible by a sensing device for use in measuring a rotational speed of the shaft, a base portion coupled to the shaft so as to rotate with the shaft, and a projection extending from the base portion. The projection is engageable with a portion of the apparatus to limit movement of the sensed element along the shaft. The projection may also aid in positioning the sensed element within the apparatus during installation and removal of the sensed element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Edward LeMerise, Chad Michael Korte, Patrick Meloche, John Patrick Joyce
  • Publication number: 20100281975
    Abstract: A sensed element is disclosed for incorporation into an apparatus that includes a rotatable shaft. The sensed element includes at least one sensor-detectible feature detectible by a sensing device for use in measuring a rotational speed of the shaft, a base portion coupled to the shaft so as to rotate with the shaft, and a projection extending from the base portion. The projection is engageable with a portion of the apparatus to limit movement of the sensed element along the shaft. The projection may also aid in positioning the sensed element within the apparatus during installation and removal of the sensed element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: John Edward LeMerise, Chad Michael Korte, Patrick Meloche, John Patrick Joyce