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Barry Wilson: Electronic control system. Autocraft, David W Carstens, Carstens & Cahoon, March 11, 2008: US07343236 (50 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a universal power control module for automatic transmissions. The power control module includes a processor and at least two sensor inputs that convey engine and vehicle data to the processor. This data may include vehicle speed, engine temperature, throttle position, ...


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Kevin D Beaty, Thomas R Bockelmann, Zhanijang Zou, Mark E Hope, Xiaosong Kang, Jeffrey L Carpenter: Hybrid vehicle powertrain system with power take-off driven vehicle accessory. Eaton Corporation, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, September 12, 2006: US07104920 (50 worldwide citation)

A hybrid vehicle powertrain system includes a first prime mover, a first prime mover driven power transmission mechanism having a power take-off adapted to drive a vehicle accessory, and a second prime mover. The second prime mover is operable to drive the power transmission mechanism alone or in co ...


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Brad P Pohl, Fernand A Thomassy, Charles Lohr: Continuously variable transmission. Fallbrook Intellectual Property Company, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 13, 2013: US08506452 (49 worldwide citation)

Inventions are directed to components, subassemblies, systems, and/or methods for continuously variable transmissions (CVT). In one aspect, a control system is adapted to facilitate a change in the ratio of a CVT. A control system includes a control reference nut coupled to a feedback cam and operab ...


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Alex J Severinsky, Theodore Louckes: Hybrid vehicles. Paice, Michael de Angeli, July 14, 2009: US07559388 (49 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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Brad P Pohl, Donald C Miller, Robert A Smithson, Jeremy Carter, Charles B Lohr: Continuously variable transmission. Fallbrook Intellectual Property Company, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 9, 2013: US08480529 (48 worldwide citation)

Embodiments are directed to a front end accessory drive (FEAD), subassemblies, and components therefor. Embodiments disclosed cover power modulating devices (PMD) which can be used in a FEAD. In one embodiment, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is coupled directly to a crankshaft of a prime ...


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Refaat Kammel: Diesel gas turbine system and related methods. Harness Dickey & Pierce, February 15, 2011: US07886522 (48 worldwide citation)

A combined diesel gas-turbine system for optimizing operation and combustion processes of a diesel engine includes a catalytic sub-system, a turbo-generator sub-system and a hybrid sub-system. The catalytic sub-system is in communication with an exhaust port of the diesel engine and is operative for ...


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Manoharprasad K Rao, Mark A Cuddihy, Jialiang Le: Autonomous vehicle with driver presence and physiological monitoring. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, October 28, 2014: US08874301 (47 worldwide citation)

A transportation vehicle with an autonomous driving control has a set-up mode, an active drive mode, a safe shutdown mode, and an emergency response mode. The active drive mode autonomously navigates along a driving route specified in the set-up mode. A driver sensing system senses a driver presence ...


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Selma Svendsen, James Allard, David S Barrett, Misha Filippov, Robert Todd Pack: System and method for multi-modal control of an autonomous vehicle. iRobot Corporation, Goodwin Procter, March 3, 2009: US07499804 (46 worldwide citation)

System and method for multi-modal control of a vehicle. Actuators (e.g., linkages) manipulate input devices (e.g., articulation controls and drive controls, such as a throttle, brake, accelerator, throttle lever, steering gear, tie rods, or transmission shifter) to direct the operation of the vehicl ...


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Masaki Ryoso: Hybrid transmission and vehicle using the same. Hitachi, August 25, 1999: EP0937600-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a transmission comprising a mechanism for distributing energy of a drive source (1) into a plurality of differential mechanisms (4,6); a plurality of motors (8,9) connected to said plurality of differential mechanisms (4,6), respectively; and a mechanism for synthesizing energies ...


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Taylor William H: Collision avoidance system.. Kollmorgen, March 11, 1992: EP0473866-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

A collision avoidance system is claimed which is particularly suited for automotive applications including an electro-optical rangefinder scanner, a processing unit and retroreflectors on target vehicles. The rangefinder scanner supplies data on the range and angle of target vehicles to the processo ...



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