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Kenneth L Oblizajek: Tire manufacturing method. General Motors Corporation, Anthony L Simon, March 7, 1995: US05396438 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing tires comprising the steps of: constructing a sample set of tires; measuring at least two parameters of each tire of the sample to obtain first and second measurement data; measuring force variations of each tire of the sample set during a rotation test at a select rotation ...


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Kenneth L Oblizajek, Carl T Wright, John D Sopoci: On road corner dynamic balancing for vehicle wheels. General Motors Corporation, Laura C Hargitt, March 30, 2004: US06714858 (10 worldwide citation)

An on-road balancing system is provided that includes an analyzer, vibration sensor, and rotation sensor. The rotation sensor is coupled to at least one vehicle wheel and the vibration sensor is coupled to a component within the vehicle. The analyzer is responsive to input from the rotation sensor a ...


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Kenneth L Oblizajek, Cornelius Lauer, Eugene H Culp: Tire testing apparatus. Uniroyal Tire Company, Donald W Walk, June 10, 1986: US04593557 (9 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for the evaluation and diagnosis of tire contributions to annoying erratic motions of a vehicle, which motions are induced when the vehicle travels over longitudinally grooved pavement. The apparatus utilizes a vehicle the forward end of which is supported on a laterally mo ...


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Seymour A Lippmann, Kenneth L Oblizajek: Tread-wear prediction. Uniroyal, Philip Sands Esq, January 20, 1976: US03933036 (9 worldwide citation)

A method of predicting tread-wear for pneumatic tires, the method incorporating laboratory measurements of pressure and traction data exerted by selected tires against a surface, and the collection of actual treadwear data from road-testing of the tires in order to establish an empirical relationshi ...


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Kenneth L Oblizajek, Matthew E Carroll, Mark S Eshler, James P McKeon: Noise inhibiting wheel cover. General Motors Corporation, Laura C Hargitt, October 23, 2001: US06305755 (6 worldwide citation)

A noise inhibiting wheel cover for a wheel assembly having a wheel includes a substrate adapted to engage the wheel of the wheel assembly. The noise inhibiting wheel cover also includes a layer of noise inhibiting material located at contact sites between the substrate and the wheel of the wheel ass ...


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Kenneth L Oblizajek, Carl T Wright: Steering wheel dynamic absorber assembly. General Motors Corporation, Laura C Hargitt, December 20, 2005: US06976403 (4 worldwide citation)

An assembly operable to be used with a steering wheel of a vehicle and to suppress a vibration transmitted to the steering wheel includes a plurality of support flexures and an inertial ring attached to the support flexures. The support flexures are operable to be attached to the steering wheel and ...


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Kenneth L Oblizajek, John D Sopoci, R Larry Arbanas, Lin Wang: Reducing the effects of vibrations in an electric power steering (EPS) system. GM Global Technology Operations, Lionel D Anderson, Reising Ethington P C, June 3, 2014: US08744682 (3 worldwide citation)

The system and method described herein can be used to reduce the effects of periodic vibrations in an electric power steering (EPS) system for a vehicle, particularly, those that can lead to smooth road shake (SRS), torsional nibble, and/or other undesirable conditions. According to an exemplary emb ...


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Shawn G Quinn, Gregory J Fadler, William C Gregory, Carl T Wright, Kenneth L Oblizajek: Dual stage dampers for vehicles suspensions. GM Global Technology Operations, June 21, 2011: US07963377 (3 worldwide citation)

Dampers for vehicle suspensions include a housing comprising a tube attached to a wheel axle of a vehicle and a piston rod extending from a piston within the tube and attached to the vehicle body. The piston divides the tube into first and second chambers. In order to damp responses when minor smoot ...


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Kenneth L Oblizajek, Carl T Wright: Vehicular steering wheel and column assembly including torsional damper device. GM Global Technology Operations, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, March 22, 2011: US07909361 (3 worldwide citation)

A steering wheel and column assembly is provided for deployment on a vehicle. In one embodiment, the steering wheel and column assemblies comprises: (i) a steering column housing, (ii) a rotatable steering assembly, and (iii) a torsional damper device. The rotatable steering assembly includes a stee ...


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Kenneth L Oblizajek, Shawn G Quinn, William C Gregory, Carl T Wright, Gregory J Fadler: Damper assembly. GM Global Technology Operations, March 25, 2008: US07347437 (2 worldwide citation)

A damper assembly for a suspension system of a vehicle includes a housing adapted to be mounted to one end of a strut in the suspension system. The housing has a chamber with fluid therein. The damper assembly also includes at least one diaphragm extending across the chamber to react with the fluid, ...



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