If a Pennsylvania company will get its say, Ford needs to equip its F150 truck with carburetors. Or, at the very least, with something else than its current fuel injection system. TMC Fuel Injection System LLC of Wayne, Pennsylvania, sued Ford for allegedly infringing a TMC patent, Reuters says.
TMC says its 2008 patent covers a fuel flow process that improves fuel economy, cuts exhaust emissions and reduces idle speed. The system was invented in 2002 by an engineer that TMC employed, Shou Hou. He tried unsuccessfully to sell the system to Ford.
According to TMC, Ford decided against licensing the technology but has been incorporating it in its vehicles, including the F-150.
TMC is seeking a halt to the infringement, plus compensatory and triple damages.