Ford Motor Patent Grants

Vehicle hood

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: D779398

Vehicle fog lamp bezel cover

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: D779716

Vehicle front bumper

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: D778213

Durable fuel cell with platinum cobalt alloy cathode catalyst and selectively conducting anode

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9564642
The degradation associated with repeated startup and shutdown of solid polymer electrolyte fuel cells comprising PtCo alloy cathode catalysts can be particularly poor. However, a marked and unexpected improvement in durability is observed as a result of incorporating a selectively conducting component in electrical series with the anode components in the fuel cell.

Vehicle front lower grille

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: D777613

Vehicle front bumper

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: D777617

Vehicle exterior

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: D775551

Vehicle rear bumper

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: D775561

Method for forming a boundary layer between two layers via catalyzed reaction of components from both layers

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: 9534142
A wet on wet coating application method. The method includes contacting a polyol-containing layer including a polyol in an amount of 10 to 70 percent by weight and a isocyanate-catalyst-containing layer including an isocyanate and a catalyst to form a boundary layer between the layers being the reaction product of the polyol and isocyanate catalyzed by the catalyst and carried out at 68° F. to 75° F.

Vehicle front upper grille

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: D775000

Vehicle front upper grille

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: D775001

Vehicle front upper grille

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: D775002

Vehicle front air dam

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: D775025

Vehicle front air dam

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: D775026

Vehicle roof marker lamp

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: D775382

Vehicle rear wheel lip molding

Granted: December 6, 2016
Patent Number: D773362

Vehicle front upper grille

Granted: November 15, 2016
Patent Number: D771527

Vehicle headlight

Granted: November 15, 2016
Patent Number: D771850

Vehicle tail lamp

Granted: November 15, 2016
Patent Number: D771851

Automotive rotatable power transfer system and method of operating same

Granted: November 15, 2016
Patent Number: 9496569
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.