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Motor vehicles August inventions list 08/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100212981 - System and method for controlling an electrically heated catalyst for a hybrid vehicle: A system and control module for controlling an electrically heated catalyst includes a remote start module generating a remote start signal, a catalyst control module controlling the electrically heated catalyst based on the remote start signal and an engine control module starting the engine after preheating and/or when required by... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100212978 - Bicycle with two operation molds: A bicycle includes planet gear set in the rear wheel and cranks are connected tot eh planet gear set to drive the bicycle. A motor is located in the front wheel so as to drive the front wheel so that the bicycle can be operated in two different ways. The... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100212979 - Fuel cell-equipped vehicle and control method for fuel cell-equipped vehicle: A vehicle equipped with a fuel cell recognizes an external characteristic of a following mobile unit. Corresponding to the recognized characteristic, the vehicle controls the permission, the amount and the prohibition of discharge of the water produced along with electricity generation of the fuel cell.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100212977 - Reformer for a fuel cell system and method for operating said reformer: The invention relates to a reformer (12) for a fuel cell system (10). Said reformer comprises an oxidation zone (48) to which stored fuel can be supplied by means of a primary fuel supply device (50; 62) for reaction with an oxidant; and a mixing zone (54), arranged downstream of... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20100212980 - Power wheel: A power wheel is provided. The power wheel includes a wheel, a power-driving device, and a power supply for the power-driving device. The power supply and the power-driving device are fixed on the wheel. A power supply device such as a rechargeable battery is set in the wheel to fully... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100212982 - Cushioned pallet assembly: A cushioned pallet assembly includes a rigid pallet body having four lateral sides, an air bag unit including at least one inflatable air bag mounted to the pallet body and capable of producing a pressurized layer of air beneath the air bag, and an air supply conduit unit connected to... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100212983 - Magnetic coupling mobile robot: A robot including a frame with wheels moves over a highly magnetically permeable support surface and at least one permanent magnet able to interact magnetically with, and couple the robot to, the surface. The permanent magnet is positioned so that one pole grazes the surface and is free to oscillate... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd
20100212984 - Automatic transfer apparatus: In an automatic transfer apparatus, a carriage tractor and a carriage are respectively equipped with connecting portions and through which the carriage tractor is connected near the substantial center of the bottom of the carriage. The automatic transfer apparatus is provided with displacement restricting means for restricting lateral displacement of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100212985 - Transmission system for a cycle: A transmission system for a cycle having a drive means and at least one driven wheel. The transmission system includes a driven member operatively connected to the drive means, the driven member being selectively driven by the drive means; at least one fixture fixedly connected to the at least one... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC
20100212987 - Drinking level detecting system and drinking level detecting method: There is provided a drinking level detecting system and a drinking level detecting method capable of improving the detection accuracy of the drinking level by allowing a third person to correct the drinking level of a driver. In a system or method which detects the drinking level of a driver... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100212986 - Methods for providing secure and transparent cached ignition interlock data: Generally, in accordance with various exemplary embodiments of the present invention, the present method comprises collecting data from breath alcohol ignition interlock devices (“BIID” or “IID”), uploading the data from an IID to a central database, pairing said data with secure transactional data to provide one or more secure transactional... Agent: Michael Roth
20100212988 - Seat assembly with ignition switch and switch actuator: A seat includes a seat frame and a resilient web supported by the seat frame. The web is adapted for movement between an at rest condition in which no operator is seated on the seat, and a deflected condition in which the web is deflected with respect to the frame... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100212989 - Collision detection device for vehicle: A collision detection device for a vehicle includes an air chamber space, a pressure sensor and a collision determination portion. The air chamber space is arranged in the vehicle, and a pressure therein is changed in accordance with a collision with the vehicle. The pressure sensor detects a pressure change... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100212990 - Vehicle including silencer: A vehicle, such as a motorcycle, can include an engine, an exhaust pipe, and a silencer. The silencer can include a main body and first and second pipes. An upstream end of the first pipe can be connected to the exhaust pipe, and be provided in the main body. The... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100212991 - Fuel cell system comprising a reformer and an afterburner: The invention relates to a fuel cell system (10) which comprises a reformer (12) having an oxidation zone (48) to which stored fuel can be supplied by means of a fuel supply device (50) for reaction with an oxidant; and an afterburner (36) having an oxidation zone (60) to which... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20100212992 - Transmission control apparatus for saddle-ride type vehicle: In certain embodiments, a vehicle includes a vehicle body frame including a main frame extending rearward from a head pipe, and a pivot frame extending downward from a rear portion of the main frame. An engine is supported by the vehicle body frame. A shift pedal is provided, with which... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100212993 - Belt driven wheel support and suspension system on a personal wheeled vehicle: A belt drive and wheel support and suspension system for a personal wheeled vehicle has a drive pulley for fixed attachment to a rotating power source and a driven pulley for fixed attachment to a wheel of the vehicle. Each of the drive pulley and the driven pulley have a... Agent: Robert M. Downey, P.A.
20100212994 - Hybrid steering system: A steering system for a vehicle comprising a steering control to effect mechanical steering of the vehicle, the steering control being mechanically connected via a mechanical steering train, to at least one steerable ground engaging wheel. A power assistor apparatus is present for power assisting the mechanical steering of the... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100206646 - Oxyhydrogen vehicle: An oxyhydrogen vehicle includes an oxyhydrogen generating unit for electrolytically converting an electrolyte into oxyhydrogen gas, a combustible fuel supply unit for storing combustible fuel, an engine unit coupled to the oxyhydrogen generating unit and the combustible fuel supply unit, and an electric power supply system electrically connected to the... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20100206647 - Riding work vehicle: A riding work vehicle includes right and left wheels, at least one caster wheel, and a working machine. The lawnmower vehicle further includes traveling motor, steering motor, a traveling system clutch, and a steering system clutch. The traveling system clutch is configured to disable transmission of the rotational force from... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100206648 - Arrangement in a forestry machine and a forestry machine: The invention relates to an arrangement in a forestry machine (1), in which there are front and rear units (2, 3) and bogie wheels (14, 15) mounted on a set of swing axles (12), as well as a crawler mat (20) running around the bogie wheels (14, 15) and an... Agent: Beem Patent Law Firm
20100206649 - Transaxle: A transaxle includes an axle and a multiple motor generator unit for driving the axle. The multiple motor generator unit includes a common rotor shaft drivingly connected to the axle, armature windings serving as a first stator and a second stator aligned opposite each other in the axial direction of... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100206650 - Transport vehicle: There has been proposed a transport vehicle designed to move in a self-contained transport system as well as on the automobile roads, comprising a frame consisting of a lower part, to which a plurality of wheels is secured, and of a top part comprising at least two arc-like curved rods... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20100206651 - Robot apparatus and method of controlling the same, and computer program: In a robot apparatus having a base unit, a wheel unit of an opposed-two-wheel type mounted on the base unit and having driving wheels drivable so as to face each other, and an upper-body unit provided on an upper portion of the base unit and configured by concatenating one or... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100206652 - Dual-posture electric assist bicycle: A dual-posture Electric Assist Bicycle (EAB) permits a rider to assume a rider-upright position while peddling or a rider-recumbent position while coasting with the electric assist propulsion system engaged. The rider can alternate between positions safely and while in motion. The dual-posture EAB comprises: a seat assembly, a footrest assembly... Agent: J. Gordon Thomson
20100206653 - Canister retaining structure and vehicle including same: A motorcycle can include an engine, a fuel tank, a seat, and a canister. The fuel tank can have an upper surface and an inclined surface arranged to extend obliquely downward from a rear end of the upper surface toward a back of the motorcycle. The seat can include a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100206654 - Optionally connectable four-wheel drive vehicle: An optionally connectable four-wheel drive vehicle having: an engine having a drive shaft; two main drive wheels; a main power train permanently connecting the drive shaft to the main drive wheels and, in turn, having a transmission and a main differential; two normally driven secondary drive wheels; an optionally connectable... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP
20100206655 - Spring applied brake and drive axle assembly: A brake assembly includes a piston housing, a piston moveably arranged within the piston housing, and a bearing cover mounted to the piston housing. A spring assembly is located between the piston and the bearing cover, wherein mounting the bearing cover to the piston housing compresses the spring assembly to... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20100206656 - Ball screw unit and electric power steering apparatus: A fitting recess portion that connects fitting holes to each other is formed in a peripheral face of a ball screw nut. A circulation member includes a pair of fitted portions that are fitted in the fitting holes, and a connecting portion that provides communication between the fitted portions. A... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100206657 - Power steering device for a saddle-ridden vehicle: To suppress temperature rises of an electric power steering device provided at a vehicle equipped with a diff lock device and to restrict the operation of the electric power steering device at times other than during diff locking. An electric power steering device that is coupled to a steering shaft... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100200311 - Manually operatable motorized wheel chair: A motorized wheel chair includes two drive wheels rotatably attached to a frame with wheel axles, and a push rim attached to each drive wheel for being operated by the user to rotate the drive wheels, a motor driving device includes a gear secured to the wheel axle of the... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20100200312 - Legged locomotion robot: Disclosed is a legged locomotion robot which is structurally simple and is provided with a tiptoe portion in a foot at a low cost. The legged locomotion robot includes an upper body; two locomotive legs connected to the upper body through a joint; and a locomotive foot connected to a... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100200313 - Electric vehicle: In an electric vehicle, the generation of unusual sounds due to the movement of snow and ice remaining in an undercover is prevented, thereby enhancing silence. An electric vehicle comprising an undercover arranged below a vehicle floor is provided. The undercover comprises: a substantially flat-plate cover body that covers the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100200314 - Energy storage assembly with poka-yoke connections: An energy storage assembly with a plurality of flat electrochemical cells, each of them includes a pair of electrodes which electrically connect the electrochemical cells with each other through outward electrode terminals, wherein each electrochemical cell includes as a pair of outward electrode terminals a straight outward terminal and a... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100200315 - Road vehicle with hybrid propulsion: An embodiment of a road vehicle with hybrid propulsion including: at least one pair of driving wheels; a thermal internal combustion engine; a double clutch gearbox provided with two primary shafts, two clutches interposed between the thermal internal combustion engine and the primary shafts, at least a secondary shaft constantly... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP
20100200318 - Method for carrying out a tractive-force interrupted shifting in a parallel hybrid vehicle: A method of carrying out a shift operation with traction force interruption during hybrid operation when the electric machine has failed or the energy accumulator is full in a parallel hybrid vehicle having an automated transmission. During an upshift, the power inverter, connected to the electric machine, is actuated with... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100200319 - Control method of electric rotating machine in hybrid-type power transmission: A hybrid-type power transmission in which an internal combustion engine and an electric rotating machine are used as a source of power for driving an output shaft through a change-speed mechanism. In the hybrid power transmission, the operation of the electric rotating machine is controlled in such a manner that... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100200317 - Device for driving a fuel cell vehicle: A vehicle drive system comprises an electrical drive motor and a fuel cell system providing the electrical power. According to the invention, the drive motor and the fuel cell are integrated into a unit and firmly joined together. The fuel cell system may comprise two fuel cells or fuel cell... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100200316 - Linear motor charged electric vehicle: An all-electric, wheeled vehicle has a magnet array that can be selectively moved between a retracted position and a deployed position, to respectively operate in a motor mode or a generator mode. When in the motor mode, with its magnet array retracted, wheel rotation to move the vehicle is powered... Agent: Nydegger & Associates
20100200320 - Engine compartment shielding: A lightweight engine compartment shielding (1) is suitable for increasing the passenger's acoustic and climatic comfort. This compartment shielding is mounted on to the car body of the engine compartments and completely covers the engine compartment in one part or in several partitions. The compartment shielding (1) is build up... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100200321 - Transferring system using aero-levitation style and transferring device using aero-levitation style: A transferring system using aero-levitation style and a transferring device using aero-levitation style are provided. The transferring device using aero-levitation style includes one or more pairs of caterpillars each of which moves while drawing a track; a plurality of air bearings disposed inside of the caterpillars and levitated from an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100200322 - All wheel drive motorcycle: An all wheel drive motorcycle includes an internal combustion engine having an output shaft extending from the engine. A back wheel drive train is coupled to the output shaft with either a first chain or a first shaft. The first chain or the first shaft couples to a rear wheel... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100200323 - Work vehicle: A front wheel drive shaft is connected to a sun gears disposed at the center of the front wheel. The front wheel is rotated by rotating a ring gear disposed on the outer periphery of planetary gears through a plurality of planetary gears disposed on the outer periphery of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100200324 - Transmission cross-member: A transmission cross-member for supporting a vehicle's transmission includes a center portion, a pair of outer portions extending from the center portion and a pair of mounting flanges extending from the respective outer portions and connecting to the rails of the frame of the vehicle, wherein at least one of... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20100200325 - Driveshaft assembly with torque sensor: A driveshaft assembly that includes a first shaft member, a second shaft member, a bearing assembly and a sensor. The first shaft member has a magnetically encoded zone with a magnetic field that varies as a function of the torque that is transmitted through the first shaft member. The second... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100200326 - Electric power steering apparatus: A flange member 20, which is formed as a separate body from a motor shaft 6, is screwed to an end 6a of the motor shaft 6. The flange member 20 functions as a flange 19 of the motor shaft 6. A flange 18, which is formed at an end... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100193261 - Cost effective system for supplying solar electricity to both an extended range electric vehicle and a nearby building: The present invention is a system for supplying a long range electric vehicle and a nearby building with electricity from the sun in a cost effective way. Not only is the overall system totally efficient in the sense that virtually all solar electricity generated will be used, but the tilting... Agent: Ben Freeman
20100193260 - Electric car with maximized solar assist: The present invention is an electric car with a maximized solar panel assist. Since batteries are normally charged at night while solar energy is created during the day, this system creates an almost continuous flow of electricity to the batteries. Since the weight and cost of the batteries are the... Agent: Benjamin Freeman
20100193262 - Light power-saving foldable electric wheelchair having a solar energy charging unit: A light power-saving foldable electric wheelchair having a solar energy charging unit, A hand direction operation unit is fixed on a left elbow (10) to operate the concrete running direction of the electric wheelchair. The left and right rear wheels (3) are integrated with the motors (30) respectively, so as... Agent: Kile Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus
20100193263 - Traction apparatus to improve winter operation of rubber tracks on endless track vehicles: A traction apparatus to improve the winter operation of rubber tracks on endless track vehicle. A plurality of chains are provided each having a first end and a second end separated by multiple chain links. The chains are secured to the track at only the first end with the second... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100193264 - Motorized walker: A motorized walker, comprising a wheel mounted frame supporting a seat and retractable motor driven mid-drive drive wheels. Other features include the motor and drive wheels being mounted on a retractable sub-frame, with the retractable sub-frame comprising a pair of triangular frames, and a foot rest pivotally mounted on the... Agent: Lambert Intellectual Property Law
20100193265 - Car, walking apparatus, and method of determining shape of wheel: A car having a rotatable wheel, the car being able to run by rotating the wheel, the car having a leg used by the car for walking, and an attitude stabilization section for stabilizing an attitude of the car.... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100193267 - Inverter control device and vehicle: An inverter control device includes a DC power supply for outputting a first DC voltage, a voltage conversion unit for converting a voltage level of the DC voltage and supplying a first DC voltage to an inverter, a temperature detection unit for detecting an ambient temperature (element temperature) of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100193266 - Power supply apparatus and electric vehicle: A power supply apparatus 100 provided with a plurality of electric storage devices V1 to V3 connected in parallel, comprising a temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of each of the plurality of electric storage devices V1 to V3; a switching element connected to each of the plurality of... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20100193268 - Hybrid vehicle drive system: A drive system is provided for a hybrid vehicle that has an engine with a crankshaft and a motor/generator having a shaft member. The drive system includes a starter sprocket connected for rotation with the shaft member and a crankshaft sprocket connected for rotation with the crankshaft. A chain is... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100193269 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle having a rear-mounted internal combustion engine, an electric energy accumulator, and at least one electric machine which is provided as a generator for charging the electric energy accumulator during an energy recovery phase and respectively as at least an additional drive to the internal combustion engine during... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20100193270 - Hybrid electric propulsion system: A hybrid electric propulsion system for a vehicle. The system includes an internal combustion engine (12); a flywheel (14) operatively connected to the engine (12), the flywheel (14) having a horizontal rotation axis parallel to a rotation axis of the wheels of the vehicle, the flywheel (14) having a main... Agent: Goudreau Gage Dubuc
20100193271 - Arrangement for mounting a battery in a motor vehicle: An arrangement for mounting an accumulator battery in a motor vehicle that includes a first body structure part that forms an engine compartment, in which the first structure part includes at least two substantially longitudinal and parallel side members and which is positioned to the rear of a second, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100193272 - Method for idle speed control: A method for controlling engine output of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle having a hydraulic power steering system. The method may includes, during an idle condition where an engine speed is set to an idle speed, adjusting engine output based on a learned absolute steering wheel angle to... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100193273 - Vehicle kinetic energy utilization transmission system: The kinetic energy utilization transmission system is installed on a vehicle having a prime mover, a chassis with four wheel suspension system, a gear differential and opposing pinion input shafts, lateral wheel drive axles, drive wheels, and braking mechanism. The system includes a torque modulator configured for engagement and disengagement... Agent: Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein P.C. Willow Ridge Executive Office Park
20100193274 - Easily removable forecab for a motorcycle: A forecab and additional electrical and mechanical components attachable to a motorcycle for converting a motorcycle between its standard configuration and a three-wheeled vehicle is disclosed. The forecab has two front wheels, chassis, a body, a motorcycle front wheel cradle, headlights and parking lights, and standard automobile-type components such as... Agent: Jerome E. Sacks
20100193275 - Motorcycle: A motorcycle is shown comprising a frame comprised of plural cast components coupled together. The frame is comprised of an upper one-piece frame portion having an integrated air tank and an integrated fuel tank therein. The integrated air tank is defined by a forward portion of the upper main frame... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP-polaris
20100193276 - Cylinder head cooling system for a motorcycle: A motorcycle including a frame and an engine and transmission assembly coupled to the frame. The engine and transmission assembly includes at least one cylinder head assembly having a cooling port and defining a cooling passageway in fluid communication with the cooling port and passing through at least a portion... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100193277 - Restraint system for a hood lift device: A hood lift device with a restraint system is disclosed. The system can include a catching hole configured to constrain an actuator tip within a hood after the hood lift device is deployed. By engaging the hood lift device with a hood, the hood may be restrained from contacting a... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20100193278 - Powered drive apparatus for wheelchair: A power drive apparatus is easily attachable to a conventional wheelchair for converting it into a powered wheelchair. The only change to the conventional wheelchair is the addition of a pair of mounting studs clamped to the front of the wheelchair. The power drive apparatus has an adjustable frame to... Agent: Nicholas A. Camasto
20100193279 - Hydraulic transmission circuit: p
20100193280 - Pressure force device: The invention relates to a pressure force device for a gear train (2) in a steering system, with a housing (3), wherein a first gear member (4) is disposed engaged with a second gear member (5) at the housing (3), and with a thrust transmitting member (6), wherein the thrust... Agent: Horst M. KasperPrevious industry: Telegraphy
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