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Thomas Dörfler has worked on the following 69 EPO patent applications which have been published in the last five years:

EP12732430

INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHOD

IPC classification:
B60Q 1/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP12192730

Process for repairing a cylinder running surface by means of plasma spraying processes

IPC classification:
C23C 4/02, C23C 4/12, C23C 4/18, F01D 5/00
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP12705850

METAL REINFORCING SHEET FOR A B PILLAR

IPC classification:
B62D 25/04
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13161283

Torque converter for motor vehicles

IPC classification:
F16H 45/02, F16H 61/14
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12737771

LOADING RAIL AND SLIDING BLOCK FOR A LOADING RAIL

IPC classification:
B60P 7/08
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12740540

METHOD FOR WELDING A WELD-ON ELEMENT ONTO A MATING PIECE

IPC classification:
B23K 9/20
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13163740

Method and apparatus for operating a motor vehicle multimedia system

IPC classification:
B60K 37/06, B60R 11/02, H04M 1/60
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14151308

Demand-activated remote control system for motor vehicles

IPC classification:
G05D 1/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12746108

VEHICLE HAVING A SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM

IPC classification:
B60J 5/04, B60J 5/06, E05D 15/10
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP12770065

SYNCHRONIZATION DEVICE

IPC classification:
F16D 23/02, F16D 23/06
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12769371

PLASMA SPRAYING METHOD

IPC classification:
B05B 7/22, C23C 4/06, C23C 4/08, C23C 4/12
Applicant:
Ford-Werke GmbH
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12769643

PLASMA SPRAY METHOD

IPC classification:
C23C 4/12, C23C 4/16
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13185643

Method and device for the operation of an automatic start/stop system

IPC classification:
F02N 11/08, F02N 11/10
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12700974

TANK RECESS

IPC classification:
B60K 15/03, B60K 15/04, B62D 25/02
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP14150075

Sliding conversation mirror assembly with friction tabs for vehicle

IPC classification:
B60R 1/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Andreas Theobald, pateris Patentanwälte PartmbB
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP14150895

Method and device for preventing or reducing collision damage to a parked vehicle

IPC classification:
B60W 30/06, G08G 1/16
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13716274

METHOD FOR SWITCHING FROM A SAIL OR FREEWHEEL MODE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE TO AN OVERRUN CUT-OFF MODE

IPC classification:
B60W 10/02, B60W 10/06, B60W 30/18
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14150074

Sliding conversation mirror assembly with magnetic assist for vehicle

IPC classification:
B60R 1/00, B60R 1/04, B60R 11/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Andreas Theobald, pateris Patentanwälte PartmbB
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP14150974

Method and device for vehicle access control

IPC classification:
B60R 25/25
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP13722313

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING AN AUTONOMOUSLY TRAVELLING MOTOR VEHICLE TO A SAFE STATE

IPC classification:
B60K 28/06, B60Q 1/52, B60W 50/14, B60W 50/16, G05D 1/00, G05D 1/02, G08B 21/04, G08B 21/06
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14186083

Loading space cover

IPC classification:
B60R 5/04
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14186656

Sensor for a contactless electrocardiographic measurement, sensor array and seat or couch

IPC classification:
A61B 5/00, A61B 5/0408, A61B 5/18
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP13742475

PROTECTIVE COVER FOR A STEERING SPINDLE

IPC classification:
B62D 1/16, B62D 1/20
Applicant:
Ford-Werke GmbH
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Ford-Werke GmbH
Agent:
Hans-Carsten Drömer, Ford-Werke AG
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13759997

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A RAISED SEAM

IPC classification:
F16B 11/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13756184

RAISED SEAM

IPC classification:
F16B 11/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP13759996

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A RAISED SEAM

IPC classification:
F16B 11/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP15159440

Sealing device

IPC classification:
B65D 39/12, F16J 13/02, F16L 55/11
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15159541

Head restraint for a vehicle seat

IPC classification:
B60N 2/48
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP13820756

APPARATUS FOR THERMALLY COATING A SURFACE

IPC classification:
B05B 7/22, B05B 13/06, C23C 4/12, H05H 1/48
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP13811944

APPARATUS FOR THERMALLY COATING A SURFACE

IPC classification:
B05B 7/22, B05B 13/06, B05B 15/02, C23C 4/12
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP15165576

METHOD FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ELECTRICAL CURRENT SUPPLY IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

IPC classification:
H02J 7/14
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15165595

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SPEECH RECOGNITION, PARTICULARLY IN A VEHICLE

IPC classification:
G10L 15/06, G10L 15/07, G10L 15/22, G10L 15/30
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP15165620

COMPONENT GROUP FOR JOINING TOGETHER VEHICLE PARTS

IPC classification:
B60R 19/24, B62D 25/16, F16B 5/02
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP15159937

HEAD REST FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

IPC classification:
B60N 2/48
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15168717

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AN IGNITION PLUG FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND IGNITION PLUG FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

IPC classification:
C23D 5/00, H01T 13/14, H01T 21/02
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15168604

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AN INJECTION VALVE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND INJECTION VALVE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

IPC classification:
C23D 5/00, F02M 61/18
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14701582

INTEGRATED COOLING SYSTEM FOR A DRY DUAL CLUTCH OF A DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION

IPC classification:
F16D 13/72
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP15178302

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PREVENTING OR REDUCING COLLISION DAMAGE TO A PARKED VEHICLE

IPC classification:
G08G 1/16
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP15175191

LOAD CARRIER FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, IN PARTICULAR IN THE FORM OF A ROOF RACK

IPC classification:
B60R 9/045, B60R 9/048
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
APPLICATION PUBLISHED
EP15175207

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ASSISTING THE PROCESS OF COLLECTING PURCHASED GOODS

IPC classification:
G06Q 10/08
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
APPLICATION PUBLISHED
EP15175175

STARTING MECHANISM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

IPC classification:
B60K 28/06
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15179481

HEADREST FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

IPC classification:
B60N 2/48
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
APPLICATION PUBLISHED
EP14718973

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING NON-MOTORISED ROAD USERS

IPC classification:
G06K 9/00
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP14724405

INTEGRATED COOLING SYSTEM FOR CLUTCH TRANSMISSIONS HAVING A DRY SINGLE CLUTCH OR A DRY DUAL CLUTCH

IPC classification:
F16D 13/72
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12701688

DEVICE FOR THERMAL COATING OF A SURFACE

IPC classification:
B05B 7/22, B05B 13/06, C23C 4/12, H05H 1/48
Applicant:
Ford-Werke GmbH
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP14823579

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING SURFACES USING SIZE DATA

IPC classification:
G01B 11/02
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP14735893

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BRAKE DISK, AND BRAKE DISK

IPC classification:
C25D 11/02, C25D 11/04, C25D 11/16, C25D 11/26, F16D 65/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS
EP14747910

METHOD AND OPERATING DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE VIA A TOUCHSCREEN

IPC classification:
G06F 3/041, G06F 3/0488
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Applicant:
Ford-Werke GmbH
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
GRANT OF PATENT INTENDED
EP12275158

A Method for Controlling an Engine of a Motor Vehicle

IPC classification:
B60W 10/06, F02D 41/02
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Ford Motor Company Ltd
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP16150394

VEHICLE SEAT HAVING AN AIRBAG MODULE WHICH IS ARRANGED IN A SEAT PORTION

IPC classification:
B60N 2/70, B60R 21/207, B60R 21/231
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15193161

HIGH STIFFNESS AND HIGH ACCESS FORMING TOOL FOR INCREMENTAL SHEET FORMING

IPC classification:
B21D 31/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Moser Götze & Partner Patentanwälte mbB
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15195185

A TWELVE-CORNERED STRENGTHENING MEMBER, ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING A TWELVE-CORNERED STRENGTHENING MEMBER, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING AND JOINING THE SAME

IPC classification:
B60R 19/34
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP16151217

LOAD COMPARTMENT COVER HAVING SOUND-ABSORBING CHARACTERISTICS

IPC classification:
B60R 5/04
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP12275074

An airbag having a pressure responsive vent

IPC classification:
B60R 21/239
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Multiple attorneys, Ford Motor Company Ltd
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP12186130

Insert for a dashboard

IPC classification:
B60R 7/06, B60R 11/02
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP11778621

MULTI-GEAR GEARBOX

IPC classification:
F16H 3/62, F16H 3/66
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP11764576

METHOD FOR JOINING COMPONENTS MADE OF HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL

IPC classification:
B21D 39/04, B62D 27/02, F16B 17/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP15200640

METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEAT EXCHANGER ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND HEAT EXCHANGER ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

IPC classification:
F01P 7/16
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP12192047

Independent rear wheel suspension of a vehicle

IPC classification:
B60G 3/18, B60G 3/20
Agent:
Andreas Theobald, pateris Patentanwälte PartmbB
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
NO OPPOSITION FILED WITHIN TIMELIMIT
EP16160803

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING TRAFFIC-RELATED DATA IN ROAD TRAFFIC

IPC classification:
G08G 1/01, G08G 1/0962, G08G 1/0967
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP11790782

METHOD FOR ROUGHENING AND COATING A SURFACE

IPC classification:
C23C 4/02, F16J 10/04
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
PATENT GRANTED
EP16151801

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY PARKING A VEHICLE AND AUTOMATICALLY PARKING VEHICLE

IPC classification:
B62D 15/02
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP15701541

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BRAKE DISC, AND BRAKE DISC

IPC classification:
F16D 65/12
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
EXAMINATION REQUESTED
EP16173371

DEVICE FOR VENTILATING AN ENVIRONMENT OF A STEERING WHEEL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE DEVICE

IPC classification:
B60H 1/00, B60H 1/24, B60H 1/34, B62D 1/04
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
Examination is in progress
EP16186269

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADAPTING ACCELERATION IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

IPC classification:
B60W 30/16, B60W 50/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
APPLICATION PUBLISHED
EP16184883

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING AUDIO SIGNALS

IPC classification:
H03G 3/30, H03G 7/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
The application has been published
EP17150849

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE

IPC classification:
B60N 2/02, B60W 50/08, B60W 50/14, G05D 1/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
The application has been published
EP17150827

CHASSIS-SUBFRAME ARRANGEMENT FOR IMPROVING CRASH PROTECTION

IPC classification:
B62D 21/15
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
The application has been published
EP17150957

METHOD OF MONITORING AN EXHAUST GAS AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM, ESPECIALLY AN NOX STORAGE CATALYST, AND CONTROL UNIT FOR AN EXHAUST GAS AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM AND MOTOR VEHICLE

IPC classification:
F01N 3/08, F01N 11/00
Applicant:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Agent:
Thomas Dörfler, Ford-Werke GmbH
Status:
The application has been published

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