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Interrelated power delivery controls, including engine control June archive of inventions by patent app class 06/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 06/28/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archive of inventions by patent app class
20070149351 - Control apparatus of automatic transmission: A control apparatus of an automatic transmission includes first, second and third frictional elements, first and second shift control sections issuing a hydraulic pressure command to the first, second and third frictional elements for engagement and release thereof at primary and secondary shifts, a judging section judging a shift from... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070149349 - Power output apparatus, vehicle equipped with power output apparatus, and control method of power output apparatus: A vehicle is equipped with a planetary gear mechanism including a sun gear, a carrier, and a ring gear that are respectively connected to a first motor, an engine, and a driveshaft. A second motor is further linked to the driveshaft. An air-fuel ratio sensor located in an exhaust system... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070149348 - Vehicle propulsion system: A vehicle propulsion system includes an internal combustion engine having an engine output, an electromechanical transmission and a control system. The engine output is coupled to the transmission output at a speed ratio which is established by one of a plurality of electrically variable or fixed operating modes. Selection and... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20070149350 - System and method for controlling vehicle speed: A system is provided for controlling the speed of a vehicle having a powertrain including a power plant operably coupled to a transmission. The system includes a control unit configured to receive a signal indicative of vehicle speed, receive a signal indicative of power plant output speed, and determine a... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070149352 - System and method to improve drivability with deceleration fuel shut off: A method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle having an all wheel drive or 4×4 system comprises restricting deactivation of the fuel injection during some deceleration conditions when the vehicle is in an all wheel drive, or 4×4, low gear. According to another aspect, a method... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20070149353 - Control device and control method for air amount regulating mechanism: An ECU executes a program including the steps of calculating a correction coefficient K (1) having a value that is greater as an accelerator pedal position is greater, calculating a first throttle position (1) as a product of a reference value BSE (1) and the correction coefficient K (1), calculating... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070149354 - Speed change control device and speed change control method for automatic transmission for vehicle: Since there are provided an inertia phase final period decision unit which decides whether or not the final period of the inertia phase of a speed change is currently occurring, a return control unit which, taking an affirmative result of this decision as a starting condition, performs return control in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070149355 - Oil pressure control system of automatic transmission: An automatic transmission includes six forward speeds and a reverse speed and includes first and second clutches, first, second, and third brakes, and first, second, and third planetary gear sets. An oil pressure control system of the transmission includes a first clutch and second brake controller allowing the first clutch... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20070149356 - Control device and control method for automatic transmission: When an N position sensor is ON, even though the N position is selected, the oil pressure supplied to a clutch C1 which is engaged during the transition from the non-running state to the running state is raised in advance to a predetermined oil pressure; and, if a running request... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070149357 - System and method to control fuel injector reactivation during deceleration fuel shut off: A method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle comprises reactivating fuel injectors based on release or decrease of driver braking during deceleration fuel shut off operation. According to another aspect, a method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle comprises reactivating fuel injectors... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20070149358 - System and method to reduce stall during deceleration fuel shut off: A method of controlling fuel injection in an engine of a vehicle having an anti-lock braking system comprises under conditions of degraded operation of an anti-lock braking system, restricting deactivation of the fuel injection during deceleration vehicle operating conditions. According to another aspect, the method comprises under conditions where the... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP06/21/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archive of inventions by patent app class
20070142165 - Method for operating a drive system: The invention relates to method for operating a drive system for a motor vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine (1) and an electric machine (6), it being possible to accelerate a driveshaft (4) of the internal combustion engine by means of the electric machine (6), and in the event of... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070142166 - Control of a vehicle powertrain with multiple prime movers: A vehicle powertrain having multiple prime movers including a primary prime mover coupled inline to a transmission and a secondary prime mover selectively coupled to the transmission by a substantially concentric coupling. A method of powertrain control is also disclosed, wherein powertrain torque demand and torque available from the primary... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20070142167 - Method for controlling rate of change of ratio in a continuously variable transmission: A method for controlling a rate of change of speed ratios in a continuously variable transmission (CVT) includes sensing a vehicle speed, sensing an engine speed, and sensing a change in a position of an accelerator pedal. The method includes determining a desired engine speed based on said change in... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20070142168 - Oil warming strategy for transmission: A method is provided for increasing a temperature of oil in a continuously variable transmission during engine start-up, the transmission including a fluid pump and motor, and a mechanical transmission. The method includes starting the engine, maintaining the fluid pump at substantially zero displacement, and heating the transmission oil by... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20070142169 - Erroneous sudden acceleration neutralization system and method: A system for controlling an acceleration of a vehicle, including a control pressure evaluator evaluating a pressure applied on an acceleration control and producing pressure data, at least one sensor producing drive data corresponding to driving conditions of the vehicle, a driver input analyzer characterizing a driver input based on... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20070142170 - Controlling a gear ratio in a continuously variable transmission: This invention provides a method for controlling a gear ratio in an automatic transmission of a vehicle. The method includes detecting a desired engine braking condition associated with the vehicle. Once the engine braking condition is determined, a decay factor is determined for reducing the gear ratio of the transmission.... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20070142171 - Tip-in/tip-out gear shift control for a powershift automatic transmission: A method for shifting a transmission from a current gear to a target gear following release of an accelerator pedal, the transmission having first and second clutches for alternately connecting and disconnecting a power source and first and second input shafts, respectively, first couplers for alternately connecting and disconnecting a... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20070142172 - Shift control system of automatic transmission and method thereof: A shift control system of an automatic transmission and a method thereof include controlling the off-going and on-coming clutches according to hydraulic pressures of the off-going and on-coming clutches calculated based on a flare amount when a flare occurs, controlling the on-coming clutch according to hydraulic pressure of the on-coming... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20070142173 - Line pressure control apparatus and line pressure control method for automatic transmission: An ECU executes a program that includes the steps of setting a line pressure to a line pressure (1) that is appropriate for improving fuel efficiency, if an automatic transmission is not shifting, and a deceleration slip control for a lock-up clutch is not being executed; setting the line pressure... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070142174 - Method and system for controlling engine speed, engine torque and output from a torque converter: The present invention broadly comprises a method for controlling engine speed, engine torque, and torque converter output including the steps of applying engine torque to a torque converter and modulating the transferring of the torque to a pump for the torque converter. In some aspects, the torque converter further comprises... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC06/14/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archive of inventions by patent app class
20070135257 - System for integrating body equipment with a vehicle hybrid powertrain: A control system for a hybrid vehicle equipped with power takeoff equipment provides a multi-bus, network environment, integrating operation of a vehicle electric traction motor, power takeoff equipment including prospectively hydraulic motion control equipment and a vehicle thermal engine. The control system is readily programmable to allow reconfiguration depending upon... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,
20070135258 - Device for controlling and/or regulating a hydraulically activatable shifting element of a gearing mechanism and a gearing mechanism: A device (1) is described for controlling and/or regulating a hydraulically activatable shifting element. The shifting element (2) is configured with a piston-cylinder unit (3) that can be acted upon by a hydraulic operating pressure (p) and can be arranged in an installation space that is connected to an oil... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20070135259 - Automatic transmission: An automatic transmission is capable of shifting between multiple speeds by engaging and disengaging multiple frictional engagement devices including at least one clutch and one brake, and is capable of switching between a driving range and a non-driving range with operation of a shift lever, wherein a first brake is... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070135260 - Solenoid device for engaging power takeoffs: A device for engaging power takeoffs, primarily used to drive a load from the engine of a vehicle, has an electromagnet with a single winding of small size which is driven by a microprocessor system in PWM mode allowing to differentiate the current intensity of the engaging phase and of... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd
20070135261 - Method and device for operating especially an automatic or automated gearbox comprising a parking brake and a runaway locking mechanism: The invention relates to methods and devices for actuating a parking brake in a gearbox which is actuated in an automated manner, whereby gear changes are carried out by means of at least one electrically driven actuator, gear positions can be selected by means of a selector device, and the... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20070135262 - Control system of starting motor for automatic transmission vehicle: A control system of a starting motor for an automatic transmission vehicle includes a starting switch having a plurality of nodes and an ignition key for connecting the plurality of nodes to a battery, a position sensor detecting a shift lever position and generating a pulse width modulation signal corresponding... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20070135263 - Method and device for the control of starting driving or switching processes on a motor vehicle: A method and a device for controlling starting, driving and shifting processes of a motor vehicle with a drive motor (2) and a gearshift (6), which can be brought into effective drive connection with one another using a starting and shifting clutch (4), with a clutch actuation device (25, 26)... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.06/07/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archive of inventions by patent app class
20070129209 - Method for determining an engaged ratio in a gearbox: The invention relates to a method for determining the speed of a vehicle with the aid of sensors on board said vehicle, whereby the vehicle is moved by an engine (6) coupled to a gear box (8), wherein the speed is determined by multiplying the value of the engine rpm... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070129210 - Vehicle control system and method: A vehicle control system for a vehicle includes a backup device which enables manual control of an automatic transmission apparatus, when a shift-by-wire device cannot electronically control the transmission apparatus. The backup device is normally restricted from operating, but released from the restricted condition when the shift-by-wire device is inoperable... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070129211 - Method for increasing the spontaneity of overlapping shifting operations in an automatic transmission: A procedure for increasing the readiness of crossover gearshifts in an automatic transmission which, with the switching command or immediately thereafter, a motor fueling is provided through which a snatch operation of the disengaging switching element and/or an increase of the rotational speed gradient (turbine revolution speed) is achieved.... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20070129213 - Device for controlling an automatic transmission having an electronic control unit: For controlling an automatic transmission having an electronic control unit and having a power control element, the control unit detects a desired-power signal corresponding to the position of the power control element and, basically as a function of this desired-power signal, causes a change of gear corresponding to the characteristic... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070129212 - Method for controlling shift pattern: A method is disclosed for controlling a shift pattern such that an engine brake is operated well during deceleration, and a fast response is possible for reacceleration, by maintaining a gear ratio for a predetermined time duration. A method for controlling a shift pattern according to an exemplary embodiment of... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20070129214 - Shift control device and shift control method of vehicular automatic transmission: In a shift control device and a shift control method of a vehicular automatic transmission that performs a coast downshift by engagement switch between a release-side engagement element and an element-side engagement element at a time of deceleration of a vehicle, it is determined whether or not there is a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070129215 - Method and system for controlling an operation of a damper clutch: The present invention relates to a method and a system for controlling an operation of a damper clutch for reducing a shock that occurs when a damper clutch is directly coupled, and reducing a time to become completely coupled. A method for controlling an operation of a damper clutch according... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)Previous industry: Friction gear transmission systems or components
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