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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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Brad P Pohl, Fernand A Thomassy, Charles Lohr: Continuously variable transmission. Fallbrook Intellectual Property Company, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 13, 2013: US08506452 (39 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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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, 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 (38 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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George Doyle Clugston: Safety step for vehicles. Schmidt Johnson Hovey & Williams, June 8, 1976: US03961809 (38 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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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 (37 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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Nii Yoshihide C O Toyota Jidos: Generator controller and controlling method for hybrid vehicle.. Toyota Motor, March 29, 1995: EP0645278-A1 (37 worldwide citation)

A voltage VB of a battery (16) is compared with a predetermined value Vmax (100) and when the battery voltage VB is lower than the predetermined value Vmax as a result of the comparison, a state of charge (SOC) of the battery (16) is discriminated (104). In the case of an SOC of at least 70%, an out ...


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Gormley Joseph: Methods and apparatus for controlling operating subsystems of a motor vehicle. Ford Motor, June 22, 1994: GB2273580-A (37 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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Filippi Federico: Vehicle powerplant featuring thermal and electrical drive means.. Iveco Fiat, October 28, 1992: EP0510582-A2 (37 worldwide citation)

A powerplant comprising a combustion engine (1) connected to a transmission (2) via a propeller shaft (3) fitted with a clutch (4); a current generator (7) for supplying current to a storage battery (8), and powered by a countershaft (5) connected to the propeller shaft (3) via a first gear drive (6 ...


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Kazutoshi Tsunekawa: Automatic transmission apparatus. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, January 8, 2008: US07316631 (36 worldwide citation)

An automatic transmission apparatus includes: a torque converter including a pump impeller connected to an engine and a turbine connected to an input shaft of an automatic transmission; an oil pump connected to the pump impeller and to the turbine; and a controlling means for selecting one of the en ...



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