Awarded Patents




FMEA with Robustness Linkages (US Patent 7412632) The document can be downloaded here (courtesy of the Ford Motor Company)

This patent concerns implementing system robustness with the FMEA, and ensuring that Detection Controls are formulated to be "noise-rich" so that they can excite failure modes associated with lack of robustness, and position them at  the optimum time relative to the Product Program Gateways.

High Mileage Concern Resolution Process (US Patent 7359832)

This Patent relates to a disciplined engineering process that was developed to identify failure modes that happen at high mileage (i.e outside warranty), and to engineer a countermeasure that can be demonstrated to fix the problem (i.e. avoid the failure mode).