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Alfred Klatt: Method and apparatus to automatically determine the weight or mass of a moving vehicle. WABCO Westinghouse Fahrzeugbremsen, J O Ray Jr, October 22, 1985: US04548079 (62 worldwide citation)

This invention teaches a method and apparatus for the determination of the weight of a moving vehicle driven by an internal combustion engine. The invention provides means for the determination of a value corresponding to the driving torque of the engine, and for the determination of an acceleration ...


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Alfred Klatt: Gearshift selection system for a power-assisted transmission. WABCO Westinghouse Fahrzeugbremsen, J B Sotak, December 23, 1986: US04631679 (31 worldwide citation)

A vehicle gearshift mechanism for a power-assisted transmission with a unilateral gearshift actuator which can be moved into speed selection positions and into a neutral position. The gearshift only has one speed selection position for a shift-up or shift-down, respectively. A respective optimum gea ...


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Alfred Klatt: Method and apparatus to determine constant speed torque on an engine. WABCO Westinghouse Fahrzeugbremsen, J O Ray Jr, December 23, 1986: US04630508 (29 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for generating signal values that are representative of the vehicle engine's momentary drive torque, the weight of the vehicle, and the acceleration of the vehicle. The constant speed drive torque is then determined in a computing device which subtracts the product of the signal value o ...


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Harald Bortfeld, Lutz Danne, Joachim Lehrmann, Alfred Klatt: Combination gear-selector, sensor device. WABCO Westinghouse Fahrzeugbremsen, G E Hawranko, April 28, 1987: US04660430 (28 worldwide citation)

A combination gear-selector, sensor device for use with vehicle transmissions having a plurality of gear positions and certain special gear functions and being controlled by an electronic circuit includes a shift lever having a first, square magnet which, when moved over distinct gear position senso ...


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Alfred Klatt, Erich Reinecke: Transmission control apparatus and method for determining shift signals on downhill slopes. WABCO Westinghouse Fahrzeugbremsen, J O Ray, March 10, 1987: US04648291 (26 worldwide citation)

A transmission control is disclosed for a road vehicle for the determination of shift signals on downhill slopes. The invention includes a device for the determination of the stationary or constant speed drive torque M.sub.stat, which is necessary for the unaccelerated drive of the vehicle. The tran ...


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Alfred Klatt: Transmission gear shift control system. WABCO Fahrzeugbremsen, G J Falce, March 26, 1985: US04507736 (25 worldwide citation)

A gear shift control system for a motor vehicle in which a micro-computer is fed signals representative of the output speed of the transmission and the selected gear position. This information allows the computer to recognize when the engine speed is within an optimum range. A latching mechanism ass ...


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Alfred Klatt: Apparatus to protect a clutch from overheating. WABCO Westinghouse Fahrzeugbremsen, J O Ray Jr, March 17, 1987: US04651142 (25 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an apparatus for the protection of a clutch against overheating, specifically a clutch which is located between a combustion motor and a transmission. To ensure protection of the clutch against overheating for most operating conditions, there is an apparatus to determine the ...


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Alfred Klatt: Transmission control apparatus and method for vehicle traveling uphill or downhill. WABCO Westinghouse Fahrzeugbremsen, J O Ray Jr, December 15, 1987: US04713764 (22 worldwide citation)

A control apparatus is disclosed for a road vehicle, which contains a transmission control. The control apparatus includes, among other things, devices which recognize whether the vehicle is on the crest of a hill or in a valley, and whether the vehicle is travelling uphill or downhill over the cres ...


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Alfred Klatt: Gearshift selection system for a power-assisted transmission. WABCO Westinghouse Fahrzeugbremsen, J B Sotak, July 1, 1986: US04598374 (22 worldwide citation)

A vehicle gearshift selection system for a multiple-speed power-assisted transmission having a gearshift lever which is shiftable into a single shift-up position or a single shift-down position. A gear sensor for monitoring the position of the gearshift lever and connected to an evaluation control c ...


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Alfred Klatt: Gearshift lever arrangement to control the speed of shifting gears in power-assisted transmission. WABCO Westinghouse Fahrzeugbremsen, G J Falce, February 18, 1986: US04570502 (19 worldwide citation)

A transmission gearshifting arrangement in which the gearshift lever is provided with a normal shift position and a fast shift position, the latter resulting in relative motion between the gearshift lever and a cam plate. This relative motion produces closure of a fast shift switch to signal the ele ...