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Taylor William H: Collision avoidance system.. Kollmorgen, March 11, 1992: EP0473866-A2 (42 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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William C Craig, Richard S Stevens, Thomas D Onofrio, David Shivy, Charles T Disaverio: System and method for stability control of vehicle and trailer. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Slater & Matsil L, August 14, 2012: US08244442 (41 worldwide citation)

A system and method for stability control of a vehicle and a trailer. The system and method can receive vehicle and trailer operating data or signals and define one of a brake-based stability control subsystem and a torque management-based stability control subsystem as the dominant stability contro ...


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Masaki Ryoso: Hybrid transmission and vehicle using the same. Hitachi, August 25, 1999: EP0937600-A2 (41 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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David S Barrett, James Allard, Misha Filippov, Robert Todd Pack, Selma Svendsen: System and method for processing safety signals in an autonomous vehicle. iRobot Corporation, Goodwin Procter, March 3, 2009: US07499774 (40 worldwide citation)

System and method for processing a safety signal in an autonomous vehicle. Safety signals are typically generated in response to the detection of unsafe conditions or are sent by the vehicle operator. In either case, the safety signals are conveyed using redundant communication paths. The paths incl ...


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Barry Wilson: Electronic control system. Autocraft, David W Carstens, Carstens & Cahoon, March 11, 2008: US07343236 (40 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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Trent A Fulghum, Emert R Whitaker: Joystick controlled scrubber. Alto U S, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, May 9, 2006: US07041029 (40 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for a floor maintenance vehicle comprises a transaxle rear drive system and a powered front wheel steering system; and a joystick control system providing integrated control of the transaxle rear drive system and the powered steering system by controlling the traverse speed o ...


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Donald C Miller, David J Allen, Robert A Smithson: Continuously variable planetary gear set. Fallbrook Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 1, 2010: US07727110 (39 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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Tsujii Hiroshi, Nakao Hatsuo, Nagano Shuji, Kuramochi Kojiro, Nakagawa Yasuki: Engine accessories drive system for a vehicle and method for operating same. Toyota Motor, May 19, 1999: EP0916546-A2 (39 worldwide citation)

In an economy running mode, auxiliary machines (11, 16) are operated by a motor generator (3) in a state where the engine (1) is stopped so as to reduce electric power consumption. The motor generator (3), the engine (1) and the auxiliary machines (11, 16) are connected through pulleys and belts. Mo ...


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Hagin Faust Dipl Ing, Drewitz Hans Dipl Ing Fh: Hybrid propulsion for vehicles.. Man Nutzfahrzeuge, July 1, 1992: EP0492152-A1 (39 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a hybrid drive for vehicles characterised by the combination of the following features, namely a conventional drive train, comprising a heat engine (1) having a constant mesh or synchromesh gearbox (2) and a clutch (KM) arranged directly between them, having an electric machin ...


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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 (38 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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