06506140 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 2 patents.

A vehicle control system is described for controlling a torque converter coupled to an engine. The controller engages the torque converter before negative powertrain output becomes less than a predetermined value. Such an approach allows for torque converter locking in the negative powertrain output region. Such an approach is especially suited to vehicles having certain torque converters, which are difficult to lock at large negative torque values.

Title
Control for vehicle with torque converter
Application Number
9/670354
Publication Number
6506140 (B1)
Application Date
September 26, 2000
Publication Date
January 14, 2003
Inventor
Ralph Wayne Cunningham
Milan
MI, US
Michelle S Grytzelius
Canton
MI, US
Michael John Cullen
Northville
MI, US
Dennis Allen Light
Monroe
MI, US
Bradley Dean Riedle
Northville
MI, US
Brian Michael O&apos Neil
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Agent
John F Buckert
US
Allan J Lippa
US
John D Russell
US
Assignee
Ford Global Technologies
MI, US
IPC
F16H 61/14
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