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Motor vehicles March listing by industry category 03/09Below 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. 03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090078479 - Stretchers: A trolley is provided and includes at least one driven wheel and non-driven wheels. The at least one drive wheel may be moved to a position clear of the ground or to a position in which it contacts the ground with the adjacent non-driven wheels being raised off the ground.... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20090078480 - low surface impact skid steered all terrain vehicle: A low surface impact, skid steered, all terrain vehicle is disclosed which has a rectangular frame from the opposite sides of which sets of tandem mounted, independently movable control arms are suspended. An hydraulic motor driven wheel axle is mounted on the lower end of each control arm with at... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20090078481 - Hybrid vehicle with modular battery system: A modular hybrid vehicle uses multiple different modular battery units in a vehicle. New batteries can be added, or removed. The batteries can each be associated with a separate electric motor. Each battery individually drives a motor, allowing the characteristics of limited slip or all wheel drive. Also, the batteries... Agent: Scott C Harris
20090078482 - Modular wheelchair with in-line chassis: A modular wheelchair comprises a number of different modules that include a chassis module with frame members substantially centered along a center plane through the chassis, so that the chassis is able to lay flat when the modules are dissembled. The chassis is connected to a drive module by a... Agent: Schneck & Schneck
20090078483 - Battery powered floor conveyor: A battery powered floor conveyor, characterised in that two or more individual battery cells of a maintenance-free battery are integrated in existing cavities or other badly accessible locations of the floor conveyor in a not or only difficultly removable or not exchangeable fashion, respectively, wherein at least one battery cell... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20090078484 - Magnetic wheel: Magnetic circuit that has (a) a source of magnetic flux which includes an electromagnet or one or more permanent magnets, (b) at least two oppositely polarisable pole extension bodies associated with the magnetic flux source, the bodies being disc, wheel, roller or similarly shaped with an outer circumferential surface and... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20090078485 - Single-axle vehicle with a platform and/or a seat for a driver: An electrically driven single-axle vehicle with a platform for a driver, driven about a common wheel axis to improve its handling and its range of uses. The vehicle includes at least one attachment, the attachment being connected to the single-axle vehicle pivotably about at least one first attachment axis.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090078486 - Safety interlock system for hand operated accelerator control devices: A safety interlock system for hand operated vehicle accelerator control systems is disclosed which permits a hand operated accelerator control system to be immobilized so that it cannot be activated unintentionally or accidentally by an individual operator who is not familiar with a vehicle so equipped. The safety interlock system... Agent: Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, PC
20090078487 - Mechanical absorption systems for an active bonnet hinge: The invention relates to a safety device for raising the bonnet of a motor vehicle in the event of a collision with a pedestrian. The safety device includes a pyrotechnic actuator provided with a thrust piston secured to a mechanism for raising the bonnet and able to deploy the said... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090078488 - Auxiliary hydraulic flow control system for a small loader: A vehicle having an auxiliary power system for supplying power to an implement is disclosed. The power system includes a power enablement device having an enablement component that allows or prevents supplying power to the implement, and an auxiliary actuator operably coupled to the power enablement device. The auxiliary actuator... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090078489 - Transmission unit: The invention relates to a transmission for a motor vehicle with a transmission housing, with an electrical actuator for the actuation of the transmission and with an electrical control device for the control of the actuator. The transmission has a heat sink device 24 thermoconductively connected to the device and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090078490 - Constraint mechanism for steering device of four-wheeled vehicle: A steering device for steering front wheels of a four-wheeled vehicle is disclosed, comprising a steering wheel, a steering column, a lower column, and a steering gear box. The lower column is coupled via universal joints to the steering column and the steering gear box. The steering gear box includes... Agent: Leong C Lei
20090078493 - Electric power steering system: A main power supply and an auxiliary power supply for supplying power to a motor are provided. AMOS-FET for supplying power from the main power supply and a MOS-FET for supplying power from the main and auxiliary power supplies are provided. When a phenomenon in which a rotor of a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090078491 - Straddle type vehicle with electric power steering apparatus: A straddle type vehicle with an electric power steering apparatus includes a vehicle body frame, a bar handle disposed in a front portion of the vehicle body frame, a steering shaft transmitting a turning operation of the bar handle to a pair of right and left front wheels, an electric... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090078492 - Straddle type vehicle with electric power steering apparatus: A straddle type vehicle is provided with a body frame of a vehicle, a bar handle provided in a front portion of the vehicle body frame, a steering shaft transmitting a turning operation of the bar handle to a pair of right and left front wheels, and an electric power... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090078494 - Method for compensating for drive influences on the steering system of a vehicle using an electric power steering system: The invention relates to a method for compensating for drive influences of a drive train of a motor vehicle on its steering system, said motor vehicle having an electric power steering system. A drive train simulation model which is integrated into the motor vehicle and permanently activated is used to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090071732 - Wheel driving assembly of a moving apparatus: A wheel driving apparatus for a moving apparatus is provided. The wheel driving apparatus includes a wheel, a driving motor to generate a driving power to rotate the wheel, a gear box to transmit the rotational force of the driving motor to the wheel, and a guide shaft movable vertically... Agent: Paul D. Greeley Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20090071733 - Hybrid electric vehicle: A full hybrid electric vehicle comprises a heat engine, a one-way-clutch connected to the engine shaft, an electric motor, a planetary gear unit, a clutch with limited torque, and a transmission. The planetary gear unit includes at least a sun gear (an input element), a ring gear (an input element)... Agent: Ling Ling Zhang
20090071735 - Controller of field winding type synchronous motor, electric drive system, electric four wheel driving vehicle, and hybrid automobile: An object of the present invention is to provide a controller of a field winding type synchronous motor that can stably output torque even if the d-axis current pulsates by reducing torque pulsation without causing fluctuations in the magnetic flux acting on the torque, and also provide an electric drive... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090071736 - Vehicle control system and method: A vehicle control system calculates driver-required wheel torque, correction wheel torque to stabilize vehicle motion, required output shaft torque, alternator base torque, target engine torque and alternator torque to realize the output shaft torque. The required output shaft torque is required to realize vehicle motion, and the alternator base torque... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090071734 - Method and apparatus for generating electrical power with compressed air and vehicle incorporating the same: An apparatus for generating electrical power using compressed gas is described. The apparatus includes a source of compressed gas, such as one or more tanks. A compressed gas powered turbine and an operatively coupled electrical generator are also provided. The compressed gas is blown onto vanes of the turbine in... Agent: Leyendecker & Lemire, LLC
20090071737 - Vehicle: A utility vehicle (100) with ergonomic, safety, and maintenance features is disclosed. The ergonomic, safety, and maintenance features enhance the utility of the vehicle.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20090071738 - All terrain vehicle: The present disclosure relates to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) having an ergonomically improved rider footwell and leg well. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to ATVs having an ergonomically designed footwell leg recess to allow the rider's leg to be received therein while standing.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20090071739 - Utility vehicle having modular components: Multiple embodiments are disclosed which display modularity for accomplishing multiple modes of operation for a utility vehicle. The utility vehicle (100) may include a rear cargo platform (450), a plurality of connection points (460) disposed in matrix and adapted to couple an item to the rear cargo platform, and three... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20090071740 - Wheeled vehicle: An improved wheeled vehicle includes a platform adapted and constructed to support an operator of the vehicle. A plurality of wheels support the vehicle for movement on a surface, the plurality of wheels including at least one front wheel adapted and constructed to steer the vehicle, and at least one... Agent: Mckenna Mcgovern Burkhart
20090071741 - Motorcycle: A motorcycle is provided in which the size of the body frame is restricted from increasing in a vehicle-width direction while enhancing the frame rigidity. The body frame includes a head pipe and left and right front frame sections which extending from the head pipe. The left and right front... Agent: Jones Day
20090071742 - Joystick positioning mechanism: Aground engaging vehicle having a frame, a power unit connected to the frame, at least one ground traction device, a power transfer device directing power from the power unit to the at least one ground traction device. The control system controls the power transfer device. An input device accepts commands... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.C.
20090071743 - Electrical steering system for vehicle: A ground contact system (1) for a motor vehicle, said ground contact system comprising a steered wheel (2) and a suspension device (3) for said wheel within which non-suspended elements are integral with the axis of the wheel and suspended elements are intended to be integral with the body of... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090071744 - Gear box-typed active front steering system in vehicle: According to an active front steering system (AFS) of the invention, an actuator assembly that receives steering input from a driver and AFS input from a motor is mounted to a gear box that reciprocates a rack bar connected to tie rods that are connected to wheels. Therefore, the entire... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090071745 - Control unit for electric power steering apparatus: The present invention provides a high-performance control unit for an electric power steering apparatus structured such as to improve a steering feeling at a time of a control stop of the control apparatus by calculating a steering torque correction short-amount without stopping a function of a motor control signal monitoring... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090065270 - Vehicle body and assembly method: A vehicle, having a main body is equipped to be fitted mechanically with devices to form a wheeled vehicle, or with devices to form a crawler vehicle. The main body having of the vehicle houses the common components utilized in both configurations such as the engine and the gear box... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20090065271 - Robotic platform: An articulated tracked vehicle that has a main section, which includes a main frame, and a forward section. The main frame has two sides and a front end, and includes a pair of parallel main tracks. Each main track includes a flexible continuous belt coupled to a corresponding side of... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090065272 - Rolltainer transporter: The invention is a transporter for moving a rolltainer, a trolley, and various other multi-wheeled containers that roll on a surface. The transporter utilizes lever-assisted rotating forks to lift and position the container to provide maximum traction, stability, and safety. The transporter utilizes hub motors for increased maneuverability and to... Agent: Sabre Technical Services Corp.
20090065274 - Hybrid driving unit and vehicle carrying the same: A hybrid driving unit (7) is mounted to a vehicle by coupling a coupling section (14d) at the front end of a casing member (14) with an internal combustion engine (5) and by mounting a mounting section (14c) at the rear end of the casing member (14) to a part... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090065276 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid motor vehicle (1) with an electric energy storage unit (2) is designed to enable the improvement of the power output and to increase the service life of the energy storage unit (2). For this purpose, thermal insulation (4) is provided according to the invention.... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.
20090065275 - Engine misfire detection apparatus, hybrid vehicle equipped with the same, and engine misfire detection method: At the setting of a gearshift position to a D position or a P position (step S130) where damping control is performed with motors MG1 and MG2 to reduce the vibration of an engine 22, the procedure adopts threshold values A1, B1, and C1 for detection of an engine misfire... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090065273 - Control systems and methods for electric drive utility vehicles: Electronic control systems and related control methods for controlling electric drive motors for propelling a vehicle and electric auxiliary motors for performing work, such as electric deck motors for mower blades. The apparatus is shown in use with a vehicle that includes a mowing deck. Features of the control systems... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090065277 - Vehicle hood assembly with rippled cushion support: An energy-absorbing hood assembly for a vehicle includes an inner layer operatively secured to an upper layer having a first interface surface. The inner layer has opposing first and second surfaces defining a sinusoidal profile that is oriented to extend from the forward end of the vehicle towards the rearward... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090065278 - Right side drive conversion: A system and apparatus for converting a motorcycle with a left side drive into a motorcycle with a right side drive. This apparatus is particularly suitable for “Indian” brand, “Chief” model motorcycles manufactured in 2002 and thereafter. This apparatus includes a swing arm that facilitates the conversion and enables the... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20090065279 - Drive train for work vehicle: A drive train for a work vehicle comprises: an engine mounted to a vehicle body such that an output shaft of the engine extends in a lateral direction of the vehicle body; a hydrostatic transmission having a pump shaft, a motor shaft, and a housing, the hydrostatic transmission being mounted... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090065280 - Exhaust pipe for a vehicle: A vehicle with an engine connection. The vehicle further includes an engine, a rear wheel and a rear suspension that absorbs an impact when the rear wheel moves vertically. The engine connection has a front end connected to a rear surface of the engine, and a coil-shaped portion provided between... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090065281 - Transmission and vehicle having transversely mounted transmission and engine arranged in axial direction thereof: A vehicle includes an engine, a pair of side frames extending along a vehicle body in a front-rear direction of the vehicle, a transmission adapted to be axially connected with the engine and adapted to be transversely mounted on the vehicle body, includes an input shaft, an output shaft, a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090065282 - Transmission and vehicle having transversely mounted transmission and engine arranged in axial direction thereof: A vehicle includes an engine, a pair of side frames extending along a vehicle body in front-rear direction of the vehicle, a transmission adapted to be axially connected with the engine and adapted to be transversely mounted on a vehicle body, includes an input shaft, a first counter shaft, a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090065283 - Transmission and vehicle having transversely mounted transmission and engine arranged in axial direction thereof: A vehicle includes an engine, a pair of side frames extending along a vehicle body, and a transmission adapted to be axially connected with the engine and transversely mounted on the vehicle body, including, an input shaft, an output shaft, a first counter shaft, a second counter shaft, a reverse... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090065284 - Torque tube: The other end of a hub portion is located farther from an attachment portion at a lateral portion, which is located in a lateral direction with respect to the vehicle, than at a vertical portion, which is located in a vertical direction with respect to the vehicle. The vertical portion... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090065285 - Vehicle steering apparatus: A vehicle steering apparatus, includes a steering member for rotational operation, a support mechanism that supports the steering member so as to be movable between a housing position where the steering member is housed in a fixed frame of an instrument panel and a projection position where the steering member... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090065286 - Power steering system: A power steering system for a vehicle is described, wherein a magnetic or electromagnetic actuator, which can be acted on via a controller, is associated with a torsion bar connected to a steering wheel, and by which the torsional stiffness of the system is variable in dependence on the vehicle... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20090065287 - Rolling device employing lubricating grease composition and electric power steering apparatus employing the rolling device: (d) a base oil which is a lube base oil having a pour point of −25° C. or lower and comprising a synthetic hydrocarbon oil as the main component; and (e) an additive which is a mixture comprising an organomolybdenum complex, an organozinc compound of a dithiocarbamic acid, and an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090065288 - Electric power steering apparatus: A controller samples a motor current value detected by a motor current detector at a sampling start timing for turning on a switching device to start holding in a motor current hold section, and fetches the motor current value held in the motor current hold section at a hold timing... Agent: Michael L. Crapenhoft C/o Hiroe & Associates03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090057040 - Hydraulic traveling vehicle and control method for hydraulic traveling vehicle: With a hydraulic traveling vehicle, a controller is configured and arranged to switch a merging/diverging valve to a merging state when a working equipment is driven with the merging/diverging valve being in a diverging state and with turning of the hydraulic traveling vehicle being carried out, and when a required... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090057041 - Electric-powered vehicle chargeable by external power supply: An open/close detection unit detects whether a lid covering a charge connector is closed or opened, and outputs the result of detection to a vehicle control unit. A connection detection unit receives a first signal and detects whether a plug and the charge connector are connected or not based on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090057042 - Method of controlling a hybrid vehicle during regenerative deceleration: A method of controlling a hybrid vehicle during regenerative deceleration, the method including: determining deceleration of the vehicle; upon determining deceleration of the vehicle, operating a reversible electric machine as a generator to regenerate part of the kinetic energy of the vehicle; establishing a respective minimum speed of an internal... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090057043 - Variable pitch radiator fan control system: A control system for a variable pitch radiator fan is disclosed. The control system is capable of varying the blade pitch of the radiator fan from a normal position to a full reverse position. The control system can change the blade pitch based on a number of factors, including vehicle... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20090057044 - Hydraulic pump unit for a hydraulic cab-tilting mechanism: A first aspect of the invention relates to a hydraulic pump unit (1) for feeding a hydraulic cab-tilting mechanism, comprising a casing (3) having at least two connecting ports (4,5) for the hydraulic cab-tilting mechanism, provided with a reservoir (6) for hydraulic fluid (7) and a hydraulic pump (8) which... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090057045 - Hydraulic system to deter lift arm chatter: A skid steer or wheel loader having an implement, such as a bucket, arranged for elevational and tilting movements relative to the frame of the loader has a foot controlled hydraulic system that deters lift arm chatter. An accumulator is directly connected to the conduit between the control valve, which... Agent: Cnh America LLC Intellectual Property Law Department
20090057046 - Shaft-driven motorcycle with pivotally mounted swing arm and related support structure: A motorcycle includes a swing arm, which is swingably supported on a vehicle body frame by a support member. A suspension link member is connected between a lower portion of the vehicle body frame and the swing arm, and a rear shock absorber is disposed extending between the suspension link... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20090057047 - Methods and systems for controlling an axle disconnect device for an all-wheel drive vehicle: Methods and systems are described to automatically lock and unlock a front axle disconnect mechanism in an all-wheel drive (AWD) system responsive to driving conditions to reduce parasitic losses and increase fuel efficiency. A control algorithm is described which automatically determines whether the front axle disconnect mechanism should lock or... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20090057048 - Anti-tilt apparatus and frame structure of tilting vehicle using the same: An anti-tilt apparatus is provided in the present invention, in which a frame of a vehicle is locked or released for tilt by a locking mechanism controlled according to the vehicle moving status. In addition, the present invention further provides a frame structure of a tilt vehicle wherein the anti-tilt... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090057049 - Hydraulic traveling vehicle: A hydraulic traveling vehicle includes a right-travel motor a left-travel motor, a hydraulic pump, a merging/diverging valve and a travel switching unit. The merging/diverging valve is configured to switch between merging and separating a first hydraulic circuit and a second hydraulic circuit. The travel switching unit is configured to switch... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090057050 - Steering apparatus: A steering apparatus includes an axle housing rotatably supporting a wheel hub on which a steered road wheel is installed, and a lower suspension-system control arm adapted to be oscillatingly supported at one end on a vehicle body and having a turning portion provided at the other end for pivotably... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090057051 - Torque detecting device and electric power steering apparatus using the same: There is provided a torque detecting device including: magnetic flux concentrating rings which locate on a magnetic circuit forming member provided in a rotating body to which a torque is exerted, the rings concentrating a magnetic flux generated by the member, a detecting part which detects the torque to the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & BirchPrevious industry: Telegraphy
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