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Hirak Chanda
Hirak Chanda, Marcin Kowalewski: Banked curve detection using vertical and lateral acceleration. Robert Bosch, Michael Best & Friedrich, October 27, 2015: US09168950

A banked curve detection system determines the presence of a vehicle on a banked curve by sensing a vertical acceleration and a lateral acceleration of a vehicle. A banked curve is determined when the vertical acceleration and lateral acceleration are each greater than previously sensed vertical and ...


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aaron alls
Aaron Alls, Joseph Beck, Bruce W Farber: Gusseted torsion system for an open frame vehicle. Kelly Lowry & Kelley, August 13, 2009: US20090200836-A1

A gusseted torsion system minimizes torsional deflection in an open frame vehicle having a generally U-shaped frame with two generally parallel beams. The gusseted torsion system includes cross members extending between the parallel beams and gussets adjacent each end of the cross members. The gusse ...


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David C H Shaw, Judy Z Z Shaw: Vehicle collision avoidance system. Henderson & Sturm, June 25, 1996: US05529138 (332 worldwide citation)

An automobile collision avoidance system based on laser radars is disclosed for aiding in avoidance of automobile collisions. The very small beam width, very small angular resolution and the highly directional character of laser radars provide a plurality of advantages as compared with microwave rad ...


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Thomas H Noonan, John Fisher, Barry Bryant: Autonomous lawn mower. Mobot, Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson, April 20, 1993: US05204814 (259 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an automatic, self propelled lawn mower that references its position within a cutting area using electronically stored path and terrain information as a primary navigation system, senses a non magnetic, non-current carrying metallic guide path as a secondary navigation system, senses un ...


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Russell Wilson Jones, Raglan Horatio Andrew Harold Tribe, Michael Appleyard: Driver assistance system for a vehicle. Lucas Industries public company, Oldham & Oldham Co A, June 9, 1998: US05765116 (242 worldwide citation)

A video camera or equivalent sensor is mounted on a vehicle and used to detect the lane markings on the road (usually the white painted lines). An associated signal processor (11) estimates the vehicle's lateral position in relation to the lane markings. An electric motor (4) coupled to the steering ...


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Engelbert Lu, Kevin McLaughlin: Recovery of calibrated center steering position after loss of battery power. TRW Automotive U S, MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, November 13, 2007: US07295907 (231 worldwide citation)

The steering angle of a vehicle is monitored using position sensors of an electric motor of an electric power assisted steering (EPAS) system. A position of the electric motor corresponding to the straight-ahead, center position of the steering system is stored in non-volatile memory during a steeri ...


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Randy Scott Miller, Paul Ashby Murphy: Steering angle determaination method and apparatus. General Motors Corporation, Edmund P Anderson, September 7, 1999: US05948030 (221 worldwide citation)

In a vehicle with a hand wheel, steerable wheels positionally responsive to the hand wheel and a steering position sensor coupled to the handwheel and providing a handwheel angle signal indicative of an angular position of the handwheel, a steering angle determination method comprising the steps of: ...


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Jean Louis D C Soupert, Joel O P Poujon: Process and autonomous apparatus for the automatic cleaning of ground areas through the performance of programmed tasks. Onet, Ladas & Parry, August 30, 1994: US05341540 (212 worldwide citation)

An autonomous apparatus for automatically cleaning ground areas including various cleaning tools and a control mechanism for directing the apparatus along a prescribed path over a preselected area to be claimed in response to the execution of a series of instructions stored in a computer memory or t ...


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Mark Betker, Frederick M Bores, Edward T Biegel, Thomas Francis: Automatic controlled cleaning machine. Windsor, Sheridan Ross & McIntosh, January 18, 1994: US05279672 (210 worldwide citation)

A robotic cleaning apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an automatically controlled cleaning machine and coded reflective targets used to provide information to the cleaning machine for positioning it along desired cleaning paths. The apparatus determines it position on a real time basis, ...


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Gordon L Rinard: Vehicle drag reduction system. Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett, January 25, 1994: US05280990 (203 worldwide citation)

Vehicle mountable subsystems include a modified nose cone, deflecting air between the trailer and its tractor. Drag at the rear is reduced by vertical vanes at its rear corners, mounted by spring biased supports to allow opening rear doors and restoring the deflecting positions upon closing. Air fro ...



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