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Trent A Fulghum, Emert R Whitaker: Joystick controlled scrubber. Alto U S, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, May 9, 2006: US07041029 (45 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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Nagano Shuji, Kuramochi Kojiro, Tabata Atsushi, Nakao Hatsuo, Mizutani Koichi, Nomura Tokuhisa, Kusaka Yasushi: Stop and restart device for vehicular engine. Toyota Motor, April 5, 2000: EP0990793-A2 (45 worldwide citation)

An automatic engine stop and restart device for a vehicle provided with a brake booster using an intake negative pressure generated by the engine rotation as the boost source, is provided with a sensor for detecting the negative pressure of the brake booster. The engine is restarted (steps 180 and 1 ...


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Seguchi Masahiro, Banzai Keiichiro: System and method for driving electric vehicle. Nippon Denso Co, August 7, 1996: EP0725474-A1 (43 worldwide citation)

A torque-speed converter (1000) is composed of a first rotor (1210) which has a first control coil (1211), a second rotor (1310) and a stator which has a second control coil (1411). The second rotor (1310) has a first magnetic field member (1220) such as permanent magnets which supplies the first co ...


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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 (40 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 (40 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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George Doyle Clugston: Safety step for vehicles. Schmidt Johnson Hovey & Williams, June 8, 1976: US03961809 (39 worldwide citation)

A tailgate-mounted safety step assembly for pickup trucks and the like is provided which includes a linkage assembly coupled with a step for permitting shifting of the latter between a storage position and a lowered horizontal use position, in conjunction with a selectively engageable clutch lock op ...


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Syrus C Nemat Nasser, Andrew Tombras Smith: Driver identification based on face data. Lytx, Van Pelt Yi & James, June 3, 2014: US08744642 (38 worldwide citation)

A system for identifying a driver comprises an image capturing device, a processor, and a memory. The image is captured during vehicle operation and of an expected driver location. The processor is configured to detect a face of a driver in the image, determine a set of face data from the image, and ...


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Carter Jeremy, Pohl Brad P, Mcdaniel Loren T, Keilers Cyril, Ruggles Tim, Rogers David, Diehl Eric, Orand Austin, Delz Alan M, Parks Paul A, Bartholomew Mark E, Vasiliotis Christopher M: System and methods for control of transmission and/or prime mover. Fallbrook Technologies, Carter Jeremy, Pohl Brad P, Mcdaniel Loren T, Keilers Cyril, Ruggles Tim, Rogers David, Diehl Eric, Orand Austin, Delz Alan M, Parks Paul A, Bartholomew Mark E, Vasiliotis Christopher M, HART Daniel, August 7, 2008: WO/2008/095116 (38 worldwide citation)

Disclosed here are inventive systems and methods for a powertrain of an electric vehicle (EV). In some embodiments, said powertrain includes a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coupled to an electric drive motor, wherein a control system is configured to control the CVT and/or the drive motor ...


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Gormley Joseph: Methods and apparatus for controlling operating subsystems of a motor vehicle. Ford Motor, June 22, 1994: GB2273580-A (38 worldwide citation)

Parameters for operation of a number of vehicle operating subsystems (118, 128, 134, 138) are stored in a vehicle controller (102) and selected to control and configure the operating subsystems based on recognised operators of the vehicle or a selected operating mode. If a vehicle is to be operated ...



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