Friday, February 22, 2008

Production Update

(21X) 6.1L Hemi V8 engine has a final build date of 4/18/08*

(29R) Pkg. has a final build date of 4/11/08* (LX*C48)

Chrysler LLC Patent Update

1 7,333,869 Full-Text Designing vehicle manufacturing workstations using ergonomic design rules
2 D560,352 Full-Text Key FOB
3 D559,153 Full-Text Automobile body
4 D558,096 Full-Text Automobile body
5 D557,637 Full-Text Automobile body
6 7,306,286 Full-Text Hold-open assembly for a recliner seat locking mechanism
7 7,304,239 Full-Text Wire routing device for a vehicle
8 7,303,505 Full-Text Method for controlling rate of change of ratio in a continuously variable transmission
9 7,302,930 Full-Text Air induction system and assembly method for an intake manifold with a single shaft and sensor for activating air control valves
10 7,301,857 Full-Text Media player including a resume function
11 7,301,479 Full-Text Trailer detection circuit for a vehicle park assist system
12 7,301,118 Full-Text Welding gun with controller and method for using same
13 7,300,697 Full-Text Reinforcement array for high modulus reinforcement of composites
14 7,300,385 Full-Text Control strategy for a dual crankshaft engine coupling arrangement
15 7,300,105 Full-Text Vehicle seat assembly and storage panel
16 7,300,099 Full-Text Clip in structural load transfer member
17 7,300,090 Full-Text Split seat stowage system
18 7,300,088 Full-Text Collapsible vehicle storage container
19 7,300,064 Full-Text Lateral control mechanism for an axle beam suspension system
20 7,299,684 Full-Text Automated tool and workspace analysis
21 7,299,677 Full-Text Vehicle occupant analysis model for vehicle impacts
22 7,297,880 Full-Text Load limiter for strain gauge occupant classification sensor
23 7,296,493 Full-Text Offset transmission shift lever and isolator arrangement
24 7,296,490 Full-Text Switch assembly for selecting among plurality of shift schedules on an electronically controlled transmission
25 7,294,085 Full-Text Three stages differential assembly and method of operating the same
26 7,294,082 Full-Text Powertrain arrangement for a skid-steer vehicle
27 7,293,465 Full-Text Conveyor diagnostic system having local positioning system
28 D554,563 Full-Text Automobile body
29 7,292,928 Full-Text Method for controlling an operating condition of a vehicle engine
30 7,292,922 Full-Text Target volume based torque phase control during upshift
31 7,288,046 Full-Text Torque converter slip control for multi-displacement engine
32 7,283,488 Full-Text J1850 application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and messaging technique

Trademark Update: AMC


Standard Character claim: No

Current Status: Registered.

Date of Status: 2007-08-07

Filing Date: 2005-02-24

Transformed into a National Application: No

Registration Date: 2007-08-07

Register: Principal

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Date In Location: 2007-07-02



1000 CHRYSLER DRIVE CIMS 483-02-19
United States
Legal Entity Type: Ltd Liab Co
State or Country Where Organized: Delaware


International Class: 025
Class Status: Active
Basis: 1(a)
First Use Date: 2005-11-00
First Use in Commerce Date: 2005-11-00


Design Search Code(s):
26.05.02 - Plain single line triangles; Triangles, plain single line
26.05.03 - Incomplete triangles (must have two angles); Triangle, incomplete (two angles)
26.05.21 - Triangles that are completely or partially shaded
26.11.21 - Rectangles that are completely or partially shaded



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2008-02-20 - Assignment Of Ownership Not Updated Automatically

This Day in Auto History:

Automobile Quarterly
Automobile Quarterly

Clinton Firestone of Firestone-Columbus dies
The 1,000,000th Chevrolet is produced
Dr. J. Harry Clo, Director of Research for A. Schrader’s Son and an authority on air controlled automotive devices, dies in Waynesville, NC at age 65
Severt Sundberg is killed when his Ferrari 166 crashes during an ice race in Burtrask, Sweden
Victor Lasky, the critical biographer of Henry Ford II, dies in Washington, DC at age 72

Source: Automobile History Day By Day, by Douglas A. Wick

Chrysler workers in Del. offered buyouts

DETROIT NEWS - Workers at Chrysler LLC's Newark, Del., assembly plant were offered early retirement and buyout packages this week, spokeswoman Michele Tinson said. About 1,600 United Auto Workers members work at the plant. With these offers, all UAW-represented Chrysler factory workers have been offered deals. Some non-manufacturing employees, including those at Mopar parts distribution centers, have yet to receive offers. The early-retirement plan gives workers $70,000 and full retiree health care and pension benefits. The buyouts pay workers $100,000 to walk away from the automaker.

Ex-Chrysler dealer's suit is dismissed

Bias claims came amid business fight


The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court recommendation to dismiss a lawsuit filed against DaimlerChrysler AG by a former auto dealer who alleged racial discrimination when he and the automaker became embroiled in a business dispute.

The allegations by Chicago-area dealer Gerald Gorman resulted in a high-profile boycott of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep products in 2004, and the clash was regarded as one of the most politically and racially charged fights ever between a dealer and automaker.

There were political demonstrations on the floor of the Chicago auto show as a result.

In harsh language, Chief Judge Frank Hoover Easterbrook agreed Wednesday with a lower court conclusion that Gorman lied under oath and otherwise engaged in "chicanery" in the case.

DaimlerChrysler, now called Chrysler, had maintained throughout the case that it does not tolerate discrimination and that the Chicago lawsuits were a smokescreen to cover up financial and legal improprieties by Gorman's dealership, including falsifying information on credit applications.

Bill Porter, director of corporate communications for Chrysler Financial, said that the opinion "has been a long time in coming and we are extremely pleased."

Attempts to reach Gorman were unsuccessful.

The heated dispute started in 2003, when Gorman, a white dealer who owned dealerships in minority neighborhoods, alleged in a lawsuit that Chrysler's financial arm used its computerized lending program to discriminate against dealerships that served a high proportion of minorities. He also alleged that Chrysler's lending executives used racist language in conducting business.

One lawsuit was filed on Gorman's behalf, saying the practice ruined his business. Another suit was filed on behalf of his customers who alleged they were harmed.

Gorman's accusations also led to a similar set of dealer and customer lawsuits in Texas.

In depositions, Chrysler employees testified that the company's longtime zone manager in Chicago regularly used racist language in the office and asked the race of a loan applicant at least once.

By mid-2005, the automaker had settled all of the discrimination cases stemming from Gorman's allegations without admitting fault.

Chrysler's financial arm agreed to spend $1.7 million to settle with the black and Hispanic customer plaintiffs in Chicago.

The automaker also agreed to train its employees on diversity issues and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Chrysler also settled with the dealer and customer plaintiffs in Texas; the terms of that agreement were not disclosed.

However, the automaker continued its fight against Gorman.

In June 2005, a federal magistrate in Chicago recommended that Gorman's case against Chrysler be dismissed, after he concluded that Gorman lied under oath.

Gorman appealed, but the higher court agreed with the magistrate's findings.

Easterbrook concluded in the opinion that Gorman and his associates "have behaved like a pack of weasels and can't expect any part of their tale to be believed. Anyway, discrimination against would-be purchasers of cars is actionable by the persons discriminated against. A suit by persons claiming to be the victims of discriminatory failure to make loans has been filed and settled."

Porter, the Chrysler spokesman, said the lawsuits were resolved "in the best possible way for the parties that were involved."

GOP front-runner McCain talks autos with executives


He looks to mend fences with voters, too


After losing the Michigan primary a month ago, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain made another move for Michigan's auto-centric voters Thursday -- visiting the Ford plant in Wayne and meeting with leaders of Detroit's embattled automotive industry.Just a year ago, Ford was planning to close the Wayne Stamping & Assembly Plant as part of its restructuring plan.

But after agreeing to a 4-year labor contract with the UAW, Ford decided to keep open the facility that employs 2,800 workers.

Before a tour of the plant, where Ford put several alternative-fuel vehicles on display, McCain spent time with Mark Fields, Ford's president of the Americas, and Joe Hinrichs, Ford's group vice president for global manufacturing.

Later, he had a private meeting at the Somerset Inn in Troy with Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Co. CEO; Bob Nardelli, Chrysler LLC chairman and CEO; and Fritz Henderson, General Motors Corp.'s chief financial officer.

McCain's visit and meetings show the presumptive Republican nominee is trying to improve his image in the state.

Not only does McCain support increased fuel efficiency standards, his comments about job losses being permanent seemed to rub many people in Michigan the wrong way a month ago.

"I know how difficult the economy has been here and how tough it's been on the families of this state. And I've got to look you in the eye and say that some of those jobs aren't coming back," he said during a visit on Jan. 10, just days before the Republican primary on Jan. 15.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney -- who won the Michigan primary -- pounced on those comments and since then, McCain has been trying to reach out and emphasize how much he wants to help the auto companies.

"I am wildly optimistic about the future of this industry," McCain said at the Detroit auto show on Jan. 14.

At the Chrysler exhibit that day, McCain had a long conversation with Nardelli about the fuel economy standards Congress passed.

But Democrats won't let McCain downplay his comments about job losses.

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. John Dingell issued the following statement:

"The last time he was in Michigan, Sen. McCain talked about jobs lost and said they would never come back. That's not straight talk -- that is surrender."

Chrysler CEO to keynote SAE World Congress Banquet.

Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE)

Release date: February 12, 2008

Chrysler Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to Keynote SAE World Congress Banquet

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 12, 2008 - Robert Nardelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chrysler LLC, will be the featured speaker at the SAE 2008 World Congress Annual Banquet, scheduled Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m., at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center.

The event, which has grown into one of the largest gatherings of global automotive industry leaders, caps off the four-day SAE 2008 World Congress hosted this year by Chrysler.

The SAE 2008 World Congress begins Monday, April 14, and is held at Cobo Center in Detroit . The SAE 2008 World Congress offers the global automotive industry's most comprehensive technical program, featuring technical papers, SAE seminars, exhibits, the AVL Technology Leadership Theater, the FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum and the SAE Executive Business Theater.

Members of the press can request credentials for the SAE 2008 World Congress by visiting or emailing

February 22, 2008 - Robert Nardelli, Chairman and CEO of Chrysler LLC, will be featured speaker at SAE 2008 World Congress Annual Banquet, scheduled for April 17 at Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center. Event caps off 4-day SAE 200 World Congress, which offers global automotive industry's most comprehensive technical program, featuring technical papers, SAE seminars, exhibits, AVL Technology Leadership Theater, FEV Powertrain Innovation Forum, and SAE Executive Business Theater.

Chicago Auto Show...someone should looked beneath the hood. :)

100th Chicago Auto Show '08.