Ford Global Technologies, Llc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Ford Global Technologies, Llc

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Ford Global Technologies, Llc look like?

Total Applications: 21,710
Granted Patents: 17,759
Grant Index 88.45 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 2,319 (11.55%)
In-Process Applications: 1,564
Average Grant Time: 2.52 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.45

Which Technology Area Ford Global Technologies, Llc is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3747 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 3,065
3612 Surface Transportation 1,581
3748 Thermal & Combustion Technology, Motive & Fluid Power Systems 1,127
3616 Surface Transportation 858
3661 Computerized Vehicle Controls and Navigation, Radio Wave, Optical and Acoustic Wave Communication, Robotics, and Nuclear Systems 789

How many patents are Ford Global Technologies, Llc filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 207*
2020 1,177
2019 1,707
2018 2,120

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Ford Global Technologies, Llc in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220026902A1
Application number: 17/499,211

Techniques and examples pertaining to virtual reality remote valet parking are described. A processor of a control system of a vehicle may establish a wireless communication with a remote controller. The processor may provide a stream of video images captured by a camera of the vehicle to the remote controller. The processor may receive a signal from the remote controller. The processor may maneuver the vehicle from one location to another according to the signal.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, Llc
Inventors: Alexandru Gurghian Mihai

Publication number: US20220025810A1
Application number: 17/450,531

Methods are provided for engines. In one example method, at higher engine load, cool compressed air is drawn into an engine via an air intake passage, and at lower engine load, ambient air is drawn into the engine via a duct while retaining cooled compressed air in the air intake passage. The compressed air may be released from the air intake passage based on heat transferred to the compressed air during the lower engine load, in at least one example.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, Llc
Inventors: Jacquita Mckinney

Publication number: US20220026919A1
Application number: 17/496,925

The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatuses for autonomous driving vehicles or driving assistance systems and more particularly relates to vehicle radar perception and location. The vehicle driving system disclosed may include a storage media, a radar system, a location component and a driver controller. The storage media stores a map of roadways. The radar system is configured to generate perception information from a region near the vehicle. The location component is configured to determine a location of the vehicle on the map based on the radar perception information and other navigation related data. The drive controller is configured to control driving of the vehicle based on the map and the determined location.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, Llc
Inventors: Myers Scott Vincent

How are Ford Global Technologies, Llc’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/499,211 Virtual Reality Remote Valet Parking OPAP Central, Docket
17/450,531 Pressurized Air Induction System OPAP Central, Docket
17/496,925 Vehicle Radar Perception And Localization OPAP Central, Docket
17/493,566 Method And Apparatus For Wireless Proximity Based Component Information Provision OPAP Central, Docket
17/490,704 Simultaneous Diagnosis And Shape Estimation From A Perceptual System Derived From Range Sensors OPAP Central, Docket