Federal-Mogul Corporation : Federal-Mogul Awarded Patent for Innovative ANCO®
Flat Blade Technology
Southfield, Michigan, July 18, 2013.Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ: FDML) has been
awarded a U.S. patent for its innovative flat ("beam") blade wiper design,
which includes a number of proprietary features that help ensure superior
windshield contact and wiping performance on today's curved windshields. The
Articulated Contact Technology ^ TM (ACT), covered by U.S. Patent 8,347,449,
is featured on all ANCO Contour^® and Profile^® flat blades.
"This important technology helps enhance the performance of flat blade wipers
in a full range of operating conditions, providing exceptional conformance to
curved windshields," said Michael McKee, director, global visibility,
Federal-Mogul. "This patented design gives Federal-Mogul and the ANCO brand a
competitive advantage in the wiper category."
The patented ANCO ACT technology incorporates a unique spoiler design that
generates down force to reduce wind lift and maintain optimum blade-to-glass
contact. This innovative technology, featuring two co-extruded materials,
permits unrestricted flexing of the blade for more uniform pressure
distribution and improved conformance and contact with the windshield. It is
also specially formulated to prevent stiffening of the flexor in cold
"The spoilers utilized in many flat blades can interfere with the articulation
of the blade flexor, leading to reduced wiping performance," McKee said. "They
can also be much less effective in colder temperatures, which makes the ANCO
design a much better choice for all-season performance. The patent award shows
the commitment of ANCO to develop innovative technology for our customers."
Like ANCO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ANCOwiperblades. To identify the
right ANCO product for any vehicle, simply use the convenient www.GetANCO.mobi
electronic catalog for mobile devices or the www.FMe-cat.com catalog covering
all Federal-Mogul brands and products. For additional information regarding
ANCO wiper blades and related technologies, please visit your nearest ANCO
dealer or log on to www.ANCOWipers.com.
Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of
products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles
and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial,
marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The
company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced
emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business segments, each with a chief
executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul's Powertrain segment designs and manufactures original equipment
powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive,
heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul's Vehicle
Components segment sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through
more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle
aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with
products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The
company's aftermarket brands include ANCO^® wiper blades; Champion^® spark
plugs, wipers and filters; AE^®, Fel-Pro^®, FP Diesel^®, Goetze^®, Glyco^®,
Nüral^®, Payen^® and Sealed Power^® engine products; MOOG^® steering and
suspension parts; and Ferodo^® and Wagner^® brake products.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs 45,000
people in 34 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield,
Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit
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