Ford Motor Patent Grants

Vehicle wheel

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: D784895

Grille carrier

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630655
A grille carrier for at least partially supporting a vehicle grille during installation is provided. The grille carrier includes a base, first and second walls extending from the base, and a top having an upper surface. The top is supported by a U-shaped support forming part of a stem attached to and extending from the base. The upper surface of the top includes a pair of projections for at least partially supporting the grille during installation. The projections are positioned at…

Convective flow field for fuel cell stack

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634345
The reactant distribution in a gas diffusion layer adjacent the landings of a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell can be improved by using a flow field plate in which suitable sequential protrusions have been incorporated in the channels. The reactant flow field in the plate comprises a plurality of parallel channels in which protrusions are arranged in a sequence along each channel's length and the sequential protrusions in any given channel are offset with respect to the sequential…

Vehicle tote bag

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: D784015

Vehicle wheel

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: D784236

Vehicle wheel

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: D784237

Vehicle wheel cap

Granted: April 18, 2017
Patent Number: D784240

Vehicle wheel

Granted: April 11, 2017
Patent Number: D783488

Vehicle wheel

Granted: April 11, 2017
Patent Number: D783498

Vehicle wheel

Granted: April 11, 2017
Patent Number: D783499

Fuel cell having perforated flow field

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9608282
A fuel cell system includes a bipolar plate having a flow field formed therein. The flow field is partially defined by at least two adjacent channel portions separated by a wall portion. The wall portion includes a surface at least partially defining a passageway between the channel portions. The passageway may be sized so as to create a pressure difference between the channel portions. The pressure difference may draw at least a portion of a liquid droplet obstructing one of the channel…

Vehicle wheel

Granted: March 14, 2017
Patent Number: D781202

Vehicle headlight

Granted: March 7, 2017
Patent Number: D780963

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