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 temperatures. "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. About Federal-Mogul 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 www.federalmogul.com. # # # CONTACT: Drew Shippy (330) 688-3500 Jim Burke (248) 354-4530 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Federal-Mogul Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1717242
Federal-Mogul Corporation : Federal-Mogul Awarded Patent for Innovative ANCO® Flat Blade Technology
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