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Larry R Brandenburg, Edward T King: Hybrid electric vehicle regenerative braking energy recovery system. Ford Motor Company, Jerome R Drouillard, Roger L May, March 8, 1994: US05291960 (227 worldwide citation)

A series hybrid engine has an electric traction motor drive of the vehicle wheels and a regenerative braking system that converts the motor to a generator for the output of useful electrical energy, the latter being used either to charge the storage battery for a power source for the traction motor, ...


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Gerald M Fields, Robert G Metzner: Hybrid car with electric and heat engine. Hybricon, Lyon & Lyon, September 28, 1982: US04351405 (205 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for economical travel and minimization of atmospheric degradation by internal combustion exhaust products. A car which has, in combination, a heat engine driving a set of front wheels, storage batteries and an electric motor driving a set of rear wheels. There is also a system for selec ...


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David S Breed, Wendell C Johnson, Wilbur E DuVall: Method and system for controlling a vehicle. Intelligent Technologies International, Brian Roffe, July 27, 2004: US06768944 (199 worldwide citation)

Control system and method for controlling a vehicle or a component of a vehicle in which an inertial reference unit includes accelerometers and gyroscopes which provide data on vehicle motion and a processor processes the data and controls the vehicle or the component of the vehicle based thereon. M ...


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Naoki Maruko, Minoru Tamura, Akihiko Kobayashi, Hideaki Inoue: Method and apparatus for assisting vehicle operator braking action of a vehicle. Nissan Motor, Foley & Lardner, July 2, 2002: US06415230 (165 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for assisting operation by a vehicle operator for braking of a vehicle includes a detection system on the vehicle, which detects obstacles located in or near the direction of motion of the vehicle. Vehicle condition sensors on the vehicle provide characteristic parameters of t ...


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James L Richards, Larry W Fullerton, Donald A Kelly, David C Meigs, Timothy T Payment, James S Finn, William J Tucker, William D Welch Jr: System and method for using impulse radio technology to track and monitor vehicles. Time Domain Corporation, William J Tucker, December 31, 2002: US06501393 (141 worldwide citation)

A system, electronic monitor and method are provided that utilize the communication capabilities and positioning capabilities of impulse radio technology to enable people (e.g., mechanics, fans, broadcasters, drivers) to track a position of a vehicle as it moves around a race track and/or to enable ...


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Master cylinder. Lucas Industries, March 3, 1982: GB2082277-A (140 worldwide citation)

A master cylinder for a vehicle braking system comprises a body (2) with a bore (3) open at the rear end of the body, a reservoir (4), a transverse port (17) in the body opening into the bore (3) and positioned rearwardly of the reservoir, and a passageway defined between the exterior of the body (2 ...


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Fabrizio Lanza, Guido Livon, Stefano Masciangelo, Marco Ilic, Paolo Bassino, Giovanni Garibotto: Selectively operable industrial truck. Fiat Om Carrelli Elevatori S p A, Consorzio Telerobot, Webb Ziesenheim Logsdon Orkin & Hanson P C, August 17, 1999: US05938710 (128 worldwide citation)

An industrial truck, in particular a counterbalanced front-forklift truck, is provided which can be operated both manually and automatically and has a fork to handle pallets and loads located thereon. The forklift truck is equipped for automatic operation with a control system which can be brought i ...


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Bruce W Deffenbaugh, Hugh M Herr, Gill A Pratt, Michael B Wittig: Electronically controlled prosthetic knee. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 20, 2004: US06764520 (117 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a variable-torque magnetorheologically actuated prosthetic knee which utilizes a plurality of interspersed and alternating rotors and stators to shear magnetorheological fluid in gaps formed therebetween. Advantageously, by operating in the “shear mode” there is subs ...


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Phillip D Winslow: Override for guidance control system. Trimble Navigation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, March 6, 2001: US06198992 (108 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus which overrides a guidance control system so as to disengage the automatic steering control feature when an emergency condition is determined to exist. A sensor is coupled to the steering system which detects movement of the steering wheel. When movement of the steering wheel ...


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Garrett H DeVlieg: System and method for aircraft braking system usage monitoring. Hydro Aire, December 9, 2003: US06659233 (103 worldwide citation)

The system and method for monitoring wear of one or more aircraft parts, such as an aircraft brake, an aircraft tire, a standby system, and landing gear. One or more sensors are provided for sensing a parameter of usage, and an estimate of usage of the part can be determined based upon the signal in ...