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Gregory A Kern: Method and apparatus for providing energy to a lighting system. Applied Power Corporation, Chrisman Bynum & Johnson, June 27, 2000: US06081104 (220 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering power to a battery and to a load includes a power source that supplies energy to the battery and the load. The battery can be charged by the power source and used to supply energy or power to the load when the power source is unable to provide sufficient energy and power to t ...


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Andrew M Beard: Active vehicle seat suspension system. Applied Power, Quarles & Brady, November 2, 1999: US05975508 (61 worldwide citation)

A seat of a vehicle is connected to the vehicle body by a support linkage that enables movement of the seat. A hydraulic actuator is connected between the seat and the vehicle body to produce motion which counteracts the influence of the vehicle body movement on the seat. An air bag, coupled between ...


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David Jacobs: Snap-in fastener. Applied Power, Edward A Gordon, November 27, 1990: US04973212 (60 worldwide citation)

A snap-in type fastener for securing an object to an apertured support includes a shank member having predetermined diameter and length. A locking member integral with one end of the shank member is provided to extend through the support aperture to facilitate engaging of the apertured support by th ...


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George R Steber, Dale A Knutson: Magnetically assisted piezo-electric valve actuator. Applied Power, Quarles & Brady, January 14, 1997: US05593134 (57 worldwide citation)

A piezo-electrically actuated fluid control valve has a nozzle type seat, a magnet opposite from the seat, and a piezoelectric actuator in sheet form between the seat and magnet. The actuator includes a piezo-ceramic layer laminated to an electrode sheet, so that the composite is parallel to the sea ...


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Robert H Schneider: Expandable room flat floor system utilizing notched inner rails and ramped outer rails. Applied Power, Quarles & Brady, May 11, 1999: US05902001 (55 worldwide citation)

An interior arrangement used in an expandable room structure includes a first room section having a stationary floor with an upper surface. A second room section is movable relative to the first section between a retracted position and an extended position to expand the interior volume of the vehicl ...


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Richard H Florer, Peter A Puetz: Automobile wheel alignment device and method. Applied Power, June 20, 1978: US04095902 (53 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for measuring toe in vehicle wheels. The apparatus ordinarily includes a pair of head units. Each of the head units is mounted upon one of the front wheels of the vehicle. Each head unit includes a projecting element for projecting a light beam generally laterally across the ...


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Ray Clark: Integral shock absorber and spring assembly. Applied Power, John J Byrne, Bradford E Kile, Kevin M O Brien, March 5, 1985: US04502673 (49 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a tilt cab suspension system comprising integral shock absorber and air spring assemblies located between the truck frame and the cab. The shock absorber assembly comprises a hydraulic circuit which provides for circulation of hydraulic fluid during an upstroke and/or downstroke of a pi ...


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Robert H Schneider: Low profile slide-out operating mechanism for expandable vehicle room. Applied Power, Quarles & Brady, September 12, 2000: US06116671 (45 worldwide citation)

A low profile operating mechanism for selectively extending and retracting a slide-out section of a vehicle body includes a pair of substantially parallel outer rails secured to the vehicle body. Each of the outer rails has an inner end and an outer end. A pair of substantially parallel inner rails ...


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Andrew M Beard, Andreas H von Flotow: Active vehicle suspension system. Applied Power, Quarles & Brady, February 18, 1997: US05603387 (43 worldwide citation)

An active vehicle suspension employs a multi-point support system between a vehicle's chassis and cab. Each support point has an isolator which includes a linear hydraulic actuator that is connected at its quiet end to the payload by a passive vibration isolator and is connected at its vibrating end ...


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Ray Clark, Frank M Schmer Jr: Hydraulic system for a mobile transport vehicle that supports and positions a load relative to a docking structure. Applied Power, Andrus Sceales Starke & Sawall, June 9, 1987: US04671728 (43 worldwide citation)

A hydraulic system for a mobile vehicle that supports and positions a load relative to a docking structure, such as a patient relative to a medical diagnostic apparatus. The mobile vehicle includes a wheeled base, a carriage on the base, a hydraulic cylinder for raising and lowering the carriage rel ...