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  1. Ford Files Patent for 11-Speed Transmission

    Ford Brand News - Global
    Ford Files Patent for 11-Speed Transmission Autoguide A new patent document published on April 9 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests that Ford is eyeing an 11-speed automatic transmission. The document includes details for three different embodiments of the transmission using...
  2. Ford Cleared of Technology Patent Infringement

    Ford Corporate News
    Ford Cleared of Technology Patent Infringement, Jury Rules Automotive News March 27, 2015 - 2:41 pm ET DETROIT (Reuters) -- A jury has found that Ford Motor Co. did not infringe on four patents owned by a Washington state company in its onboard computer systems, clearing the company in a $240...
  3. Infiniti LE production version leaked in patent pics?

    Competition News
    Infiniti LE production version leaked in patent pics? It was April 2012 when Infiniti unveiled the LE concept at the New York Auto Show, a sleek electric sedan which now seems will finally get a production version. Chances are it will use an adaptation Nissan Leaf’s powertrain so expect an...
  4. Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed in patent photos

    Competition News
    Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed in patent photos Porsche has been taking its time developing the most hardcore 911 models for the latest 991 chassis. While the GT3 has been on the market for a little while, it suffered from some teething issues. The 911 GT3 RS is certainly on the radar since...
  5. Next Ford Everest Leaked Through Patent Drawings

    Ford Brand News - Global
    China – Ford Everest (India-bound new Endeavour) patented by Anjan Ravi Mar 17 2014 Indian Autos Blog Ford revealed the Everest Concept (the next generation Ford Endeavour) in August last year in Australia. The SUV is to have its market launch by August next year, and these are the patent...
  6. New Ford Escort hits the patent office

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  7. US Bound Next Generation Transit Leaked Through Design Patent

    FIN Headline News
    Kansas City built Transit is finally seen May 16, 2012 By: Austin Rutherford Just a month after its all-new smaller sister debuted with the front wheel drive Transit Custom, the rear wheel drive Transit has had a design patent leak just months before it was suppose to...
  8. Four-door Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG suggested by patent filings?

    European Competition
    Chris Paukert Feb 22nd 2012 Perhaps more than most, Mercedes-Benz has proven to be remarkably adept at platform sharing, pulling and pushing at their various architectures to create new models. Take, for example, the marque's E-Class range, which in addition to sedan, coupe, convertible and...
  9. NON-electric Plug-In?: Ford patent

    The Lounge
    Ford applies for patent on non-electric plug-in vehicle - Green.Autoblog by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Aug 2nd 2010 at 11:56AM Plug-in vehicles are all the rage right now – witness the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt and Ford Transit Connect Electric all coming to market between now and the end...
  10. Jetta Coupe Patent Drawings - CarScoop

    European Competition
    Volkswagen Files Design Patents for Jetta Coupe - CarScoop Found on the trademark office, are these patent drawings of the Volkswagen Jetta Coupe, or as the German automaker named the concept version of the car at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the NCC (New Compact Coupe). Those skimming...
  11. GM Makes A Patent Application for a 9 Speed Transmission

    General Motors Discussion
    Abstract: The transmission has a plurality of members that can be utilized in powertrains to provide nine forward speed ratios and one reverse speed ratio. The transmission includes four planetary gear sets, six torque-transmitting devices, and four fixed interconnections. The powertrain...
  12. Ford applies for patent on turbocharged pushrod V8

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Ford applies for patent on turbocharged pushrod V8 The staff at intellectual property law firms spend much of their time scouring the database at the US Patent Office for applications that might impact their clients. At Delaware-based Stamoulis & Weinblatt, they have discovered a...
  13. Sedan or Hatch? New patent from Skoda blurs the line

    European Competition Sorry for linking to another Forum - but it took me a while to put that post together. Igor