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Alex J Severinsky, Theodore Louckes: Hybrid vehicles. Paice, Michael de Angeli, July 1, 2008: US07392871 (89 worldwide citation)

A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when th ...


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Alexander Serkh: Two speed transmission and belt drive system. The Gates Corporation, J A Thurnau Esq, J L Mahurin Esq, P N Dunlap Esq, June 1, 2010: US07727115 (82 worldwide citation)

A two speed transmission and belt drive system utilizing the transmission. The two speed transmission comprises a planetary gear train comprising an input pulley connected to an input carrier, and a sun gear and a ring gear. The input carrier also comprises a plurality of planetary gears disposed be ...


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Wilson Jones Russell, Tribe Raglan Horatio Andrew Ha, Appleyard Michael: A driver assistance system for a vehicle.. Lucas, March 1, 1995: EP0640903-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

A video camera or equivalent sensor is mounted on a vehicle and used to detect the lane markings on the road (usually the white painted lines). An associated signal processor (11) estimates the vehicle's lateral position in relation to the lane markings. An electric motor (4) coupled to the steering ...


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Evans John Martin Jr, Weiman Carl Frederick Reinhold, King Steven Joseph: Visual navigation and obstacle avoidance structured light system.. Transitions Research, March 14, 1990: EP0358628-A2 (75 worldwide citation)

A vision system for a vehicle, such as a mobile robot (10) includes at least one radiation projector (14,16) which projects a structured beam of radiation into the robot's environment.The structured beam of radiation (14a, 16a) preferably has a substantially planar pattern of sufficient width to enc ...


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Donald C Miller, David J Allen, Robert A Smithson: Continuously variable planetary gear set. Fallbrook Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 9, 2008: US07422546 (73 worldwide citation)

A continuously variable planetary gear set is described having a generally tubular idler, a plurality of balls distributed radially about the idler, each ball having a tiltable axis about which it rotates, a rotatable input disc positioned adjacent to the balls and in contact with each of the balls, ...


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KEILERS CYRIL: Methods for control of transmission and prime mover. FALLBROOK TECHNOLOGIES, Rickenbrode John G, February 11, 2010: WO/2010/017242 (68 worldwide citation)

Embodiments relate to methods of controlling a prime mover and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT has a group of spherical power adjusters. Each power adjuster has a tiltable axis of rotation. Embodiments also relate to methods of optimizing a vehicle having a drive motor and a cont ...


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Sinji Miyata, Daping Liu: Continuously variable transmission. NSK, Sughrue Mion PLLC, July 18, 2006: US07077777 (67 worldwide citation)

A continuously variable transmission has: an input shaft, an output shaft, a toroidal type continuously variable transmission, and a planetary gear mechanism including a sun gear, a ring gear and a planetary gear. The power transmitted to first and second power transmission systems is made to conver ...


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Alex J Severinsky, Theodore Louckes: Hybrid vehicles. Paice, Michael de Angeli, October 6, 2009: US07597164 (66 worldwide citation)

A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when th ...


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Schneider Arthur: Contiuously-variable multi-speed transmission. Volkswagen, June 3, 1998: EP0845618-A2 (56 worldwide citation)

The transmission has a cogwheel gearbox with at least two drive input shafts (12, 14) associated with different gear stages (16, 18, 20, 22). The shafts can be coupled together via an auxiliary drive (24), e.g. an electric motor or hydromotor. The IC engine (26) is coupled to one or both of the driv ...


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Robert C DeVault: Self-learning control system for plug-in hybrid vehicles. UT Battelle, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, December 14, 2010: US07849944 (54 worldwide citation)

A system is provided to instruct a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle how optimally to use electric propulsion from a rechargeable energy storage device to reach an electric recharging station, while maintaining as high a state of charge (SOC) as desired along the route prior to arriving at the recharg ...



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