Easy To Use Patents Search & Patent Lawyer Directory

At Patents you can conduct a Patent Search, File a Patent Application, find a Patent Attorney, or search available technology through our Patent Exchange. Patents are available using simple keyword or date criteria. If you are looking to hire a patent attorney, you've come to the right place. Protect your idea and hire a patent lawyer.

Searching: ford





Search by keyword, patent number, inventor, assignee, city or state:




Patent # Description
US-6,604,504 Method and system for transitioning between lean and stoichiometric operation of a lean-burn engine
An exhaust treatment system for an internal combustion engine includes a catalytic emission control device. When transitioning the engine between a lean...
US-6,604,502 Method for controlling an internal combustion engine during engine shutdown to reduce evaporative emissions
A method of controlling an engine 12 during engine shutdown to reduce evaporative emissions is provided. The method includes a step 50 of shutting off a fuel...
US-6,604,496 Longitudinally adjustable connecting rod
The invention relates to a longitudinally adjustable connecting rod (1), in which a piston part (2) and a shaft part (9) are telescopically inserted one inside...
US-6,604,412 Sensor diagnostics
A method for obtaining an accurate cylinder air-charge estimate is presented. First, a sensor-based powertrain torque estimate is obtained. Next, a torque...
US-6,604,411 Engine starting method
A method for determining engine position during engine starting is described wherein cylinder identification is determined based on either the absence or...
US-6,604,410 Method and system to detect spark loss in a multiple spark plug per cylinder internal combustion engine
The invention is a strategy to detect spark plug misfires in a multiple spark plug per cylinder internal combustion engine (ICE). The present invention monitors...
US-6,604,361 Method and system for operating an engine having a turbocharger with at least two discrete positions and...
A method and system for controlling an engine having a turbocharger with at least two discrete positions and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The method includes...
US-6,604,357 Active adaptive bias for closed loop air/fuel control system
An engine control system includes an adaptive bias sub-system (100) that generates bias values for controlling the air-fuel ratio. The sub-system (100) includes...
US-6,604,013 Tool failure detection utilizing frequency derived, pre-characterization templates
A system and method to create frequency derived, pre-characterization templates to be used by a machine operator for determining when a tool breaks in one...
US-6,603,226 Electric machine drive having sensorless control
A rotor position dependent saliency in a sensorless control electric drive machine (9) introduces a plurality of sensing slots (16) to the outer periphery of a...
US-6,603,215 Hybrid electric vehicle control strategy while traveling in reverse
A method for reverse drive mode operation of a hybrid electric vehicle includes determining an output power of the internal combustion engine, determining a...
US-6,602,545 Method of directly making rapid prototype tooling having free-form shape
A method and apparatus for directly making rapid prototype tooling from a computer model having a free-form shape. The method steps comprise essentially: (a)...
US-6,602,541 Method of preparing vaporized antimony precursors
A process for depositing an antimony-containing coating upon a surface of a heated glass substrate includes dissolving an antimony halide in an organic solvent...
US-6,602,162 Control device for the internal combustion engine and the automatic gearbox of a motor vehicle
An input device having keys for selecting rearward driving (R), neutral position (N) and forward driving (D), as well as a decrementing control switch (5) and...
US-6,601,915 Programmable seat back damper assembly for seats
A programmable seat back damper assembly for a motor vehicle includes a generally horizontal seat cushion portion and a generally upright back portion...
US-6,601,395 Control method for a vehicle having an engine and an accessory device
A method for controlling cycling of an air conditioning compressor coupled to an internal combustion engine interrupts normal cycling based on operation...
US-6,601,382 Method and apparatus for determining a temperature of an emission catalyst
A control system and method for controlling an engine (10) of an automotive vehicle having a catalyst (34) and controller (40) is set forth herein. The...
US-6,600,988 Vehicle trajectory control system and method
A method for controlling a powertrain of a vehicle is described. The method determines a desired vehicle condition based on three driver actuated elements. In a...
US-6,600,980 Torque reversal reduction strategy for a hybrid vehicle
This invention provides a strategy and system for an hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) that is not equipped with a hydraulic torque converter wherein a generator...
US-6,598,387 Reduction of exhaust smoke emissions following extended diesel engine idling
A diesel engine equipped with an exhaust gas particulate filter includes a control system that reduces exhaust gas smoke emissions normally resulting from an...
US-6,598,036 Method for serving engineering rules on a network through servlet and applet
A method is disclosed for determining the correctness of proposed values or data for engineering parameters. The method incorporates the use of a server side...
US-6,597,072 System and method for charging a high voltage bus within a hybrid electric vehicle
A system 10 for charging a high voltage bus 12 within a vehicle 14 including one or more sources of electrical power 16 which provide electrical power to the...
US-6,595,263 Method and arrangement for utilizing a psuedo-alloy composite for rapid prototyping and low-volume production...
Method and arrangement for spray forming an article. The method includes spraying a plurality of metal streams upon a low-heat resistant model and thereby...
US-6,595,190 System and method for controlling release of fuel vapor from a vapor recovery system
A system and method for adjusting fuel vapor delivery from a fuel vapor recovery system in an internal combustion engine. A requested amount of fuel vapor...
US-6,595,187 Control method for internal combustion engine
A control method adjusts fuel injection into an engine having a variable compression ratio. The method determines the cylinder air amount based on various...
US-6,594,990 Method for regenerating a diesel particulate filter
A method for regenerating a diesel particulate filter (10) in the exhaust gas system of a diesel engine (5) is disclosed in which particulate matter is burned by...
US-6,594,989 Method and apparatus for enhancing fuel economy of a lean burn internal combustion engine
A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a "lean-burn" internal combustion engine in cooperation with an exhaust gas purification system having an...
US-6,594,986 Oxidant storage capacity estimation
A method for determining the efficiency of a three-way catalyst is presented. It is shown that more accurate results are achieved if the efficiency estimates are...
US-6,594,985 Exhaust gas aftertreatment device efficiency estimation
A method for monitoring efficiency of an exhaust gas aftertreatment device is presented. The efficiency is inferred from the amount of fuel required to perform...
US-6,594,562 Diagnostic method for vehicle evaporative emissions
A method of monitoring evaporative emissions of a vehicle includes the steps of establishing a baseline pressure within a vehicle evaporative emission system...
US-6,594,561 System and method for generating vehicle alignment reports
A method and system are provided for generating vehicle alignment reports. Preferred aspects of the present invention comprise receiving at a computer a...
US-6,593,849 Wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle
A system and method for detecting wheel lift of an automotive vehicle includes a yaw rate sensor (28) that generates a yaw rate signal, a lateral acceleration...
US-6,592,947 Method for selective control of corrosion using kinetic spraying
The present invention relates to methods for selectively enhancing corrosion protection of fabricated metal parts. One method of the present invention includes...
US-6,592,935 Method of manufacturing electromagnetic devices using kinetic spray
A method of manufacturing electric machines comprised of geometrically patterned arrays of permanent magnets, soft magnetic materials, and electrical conductors...
US-6,592,642 Brake dust collection assembly
A vehicle brake assembly includes a brake rubbing interface operative to slow a vehicle when activated. The interface produces airborne brake dust particles when...
US-6,591,926 System and method for recovering energy of a hydrogen gas fuel supply for use in a vehicle
A system 10 is provided for recovering the potential energy of a hydrogen gas fuel supply within a fuel cell powered vehicle 14. The system 10 includes a...
US-6,591,925 Adaptive demagnetization compensation for a motor in an electric or partially electric motor vehicle
In an electric or hybrid electric vehicle, a voltage monitor (102) is directly coupled to a traction motor (38) and/or generator motor (30) to detect a permanent...
US-6,591,808 Adaptive PID control method and system for internal combustion engine rotation speed pulsation damping
Within both a method for operating an internal combustion engine and a system for operating the internal combustion engine there is provided an engine rotation...
US-6,591,677 System and method for detecting vehicle mechanical loading
A system for detecting the loading of a vehicle including at least one accelerometer in a first position and arranged in gravitational acceleration in the...
US-6,591,667 Method of determining throttle flow in a fuel delivery system
A method of determining throttle flow in a fuel delivery system is disclosed. First, a time-efficient throttle flow data collection method is described. The...
US-6,591,666 Engine misfire detection using adjustable windowing
An engine misfire detection circuit and method for operation includes a reference window generator that generates a misfire window reference signal having a...
US-6,591,605 System and method for controlling the air / fuel ratio in an internal combustion engine
A method and system are provided for adjusting an amount of fuel provided to an internal combustion engine based on an output signal from an exhaust gas oxygen...
US-6,591,604 Oxygen storage capacity estimation
An improved method for monitoring an efficiency of a three-way catalyst coupled in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine is presented. First, a...
US-6,591,176 Backup power supply for a crash notification system for an automotive vehicle and method of operating the same
A crash notification system (12) has a main battery (58) and a backup battery (60). The main battery has a main battery voltage and the backup battery has a...
US-6,590,387 Position sensor
A magneto-strictive sensor 82 for determining a position of a valve 70 and/or a rotor 68 of an electromechanical valve assembly 46 is provided. In particular,...
US-6,590,299 Hybrid electric vehicle control strategy to provide vehicle creep and hill holding
A control strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to meet driver expectation for hill holding or creep capability found in conventional automobiles with an...
US-6,589,605 Masking for engine blocks for thermally sprayed coatings and method of masking same
A masking for an engine block to be thermally sprayed with a coating includes a head deck mask portion adapted to engage a head deck of an engine block to...
US-6,589,034 Backflow orifice for controlling noise generated by a rotary compressor
The invention relates to the design of backflow orifices for a rotary compressor serving as a compressor for an engine. One example of such a rotary compressor...
US-6,588,860 Temperature compensated lift-throttle regenerative braking
The amount of regenerative braking that is applied to the wheels (105) of a vehicle (100) is based on ambient temperature and a lift-throttle event. An ambient...
US-6,588,535 Vehicle frame assembly
A vehicular frame assembly 10 having a pair of members 12, 14 which are generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of symmetry 16 of the vehicle which is...
← Previous | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 | Next →

File A Patent Application

  • Protect your idea -- Don't let someone else file first. Learn more.

  • 3 Easy Steps -- Complete Form, application Review, and File. See our process.

  • Attorney Review -- Have your application reviewed by a Patent Attorney. See what's included.