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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 (38 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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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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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 (37 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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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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Yu Tanaka: Parking assist system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion PLLC, February 12, 2013: US08374749 (36 worldwide citation)

The parking assist system assists the maneuvering for moving a vehicle to a reverse start position, then moving it in reverse from the reverse start position to a predetermined parking position in a manner as follows. A parking target setting section sets a parking target position corresponding to t ...


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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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Nakamura Masaki, Ishikawa Tomoaki, Aisaka Satoshi, Kanba Motoki: Driving support device. Aisin AW, June 14, 2007: JP2007-145251 (35 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a driving support device capable of performing an accurate driving assist to a control object in various situations by calculating, based on the detection of a road sign formed on a road surface, a road distance to the control object associated with the detected road ...



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