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09/18/2014 > 35 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20140262559 - Self-propelled windrower tailwheel non-zero caster for stability: A non-zero caster angle for the rear axle swivel caster wheels on a self-propelled agricultural harvesting machine wherein steering is accomplished by varying speed and/or direction of forward drive wheels. The non-zero caster angle may be fixed or an adjuster mechanism may be provided to allow adjustment within a range... Agent: Cnh America, LLC

20140262560 - Steering assembly indicator system for a lawn care or zero-turn vehicle: A riding lawn care vehicle may include a steering assembly and an indicator system may be incorporated into a portion of the steering assembly. The steering assembly, which may be, for example, a steering lever on a zero-turn vehicle, is coupled to a mechanism to move at least one wheel,... Agent:

20140262561 - Locomotion system and method of controlling a robotic device: A locomotion system for use with a robotic device is provided. The locomotion system includes a first micropillar array including at least a first micropillar, a second micropillar array including at least a second micropillar, a control circuit associated with each micropillar of the first and second micropillar arrays, and... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140262562 - Rig walking system with cantilever-mounted lifting jack assemblies: A walking system for moving a load over the ground includes a substructure having laterally spaced-apart, rigidly interconnected main beams for carrying the load above the ground. A jack support beam is mounted as a cantilever on top of each main beam on opposite ends thereof, and each includes a... Agent:

20140262563 - Vehicle track assembly: A vehicle wheel assembly is provided which includes a vehicle frame having a first axle, a wheel assembly having a housing with an aperture engaging the first axle and enabling the wheel assembly to pivot in a first plane about a first axis formed by the first axle. A cylindrical... Agent: Camoplast Solideal Inc.

20140262564 - Traction wheel apparatus with non-uniform tread teeth: The present disclosure relates to a wheel apparatus that includes a rim module coupleable to an axle and a solid tire module that extends from the rim module. The solid tire module includes a plurality of tread teeth that form a peripheral edge. The peripheral edge forms at least a... Agent:

20140262566 - Lift mechanism and tilt mechanism for a power wheelchair: A lift mechanism a power wheelchair includes linear actuators on opposing sides of the chair that provide a space into which a tilt mechanism can nest when the lift mechanism is in its retracted position. The linear actuators perform both the function of operating the lift mechanism and structurally supporting... Agent: Pride Mobility Products Corporation

20140262565 - Portable wheel rolling apparatus: A portable powered roller assembly configured to impart a motive force to a wheeled vehicle or structure consists of a roller mounted in a rolling support structure. The roller is rotationally driven by a battery-powered drive unit coupled through a torque multiplying transmission, and is configured for engagement with the... Agent: Hunter Engineering Company

20140262567 - Conversion kit for converting a gasoline powered mid engine car to an electric powered car: A conversion kit for converting a gasoline powered mid engine car to an electric powered car that includes a front battery assembly, a mid-front battery assembly, a passenger side battery assembly, a driver side battery assembly, a rear battery assembly, a mounting assembly for mounting a power controller above the... Agent: Red Point Engineering, Inc.

20140262568 - Straddle electric vehicle: A straddle electric vehicle comprises a battery case for storing a battery unit; an inverter for converting DC power stored in the battery unit into AC power; a plurality of electric components connected to the battery unit and the inverter; and an electric motor for generating driving power for rotating... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140262569 - Straddle electric vehicle: A straddle electric vehicle comprises a seat on which a rider is seated in a straddle state; right and left foot steps on which the rider puts feet, an electric motor for generating driving power for moving the straddle electric vehicle; a battery unit which is an electric power supply... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140262570 - Hydraulic excavator: A hydraulic excavator is provided, facilitating access to the lower side inside an engine compartment, allowing a maintenance job to be performed in a reasonable posture. The hydraulic excavator includes a revolving frame, an engine arranged on the revolving frame, and a counterweight arranged on the revolving frame, at the... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140262571 - Straddle-type vehicle: A straddle-type vehicle has reduced wiring and a mass of the vehicle as measured in top-to-bottom and front-to-rear directions with respect to the vehicle is concentrated while minimizing the effects of heat from the engine on an engine control unit and ignition coil. An air cleaner is located rearward of... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140262572 - Straddle-type vehicle and method of manufacturing the same: A motorcycle includes a body frame, an engine, a lead-in duct, and an air cleaner case. An air cleaner includes a convex cleaner element protruding in a direction opposite to a direction extending toward the lead-in duct, and a convex support frame that supports the inner surface of the cleaner... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140262573 - Battery pack for electric vehicle: In a battery pack for an electric vehicle, since a cooling air suction port of a suction duct that sucks cooling air into a cooling passage formed in an interior of a battery case is disposed between a vehicle compartment and the battery case beneath the vehicle compartment, the cooling... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140262575 - Motion assistance system for wheelchairs: The presently disclosure describes a motion assistance system for a wheelchair, for example, a powered drive wheel system that can continually drive a wheelchair in a circular or elliptical path. The motion assistance system comprises a mounting mechanism attachable to one or more structural elements of the wheelchair, and a... Agent: Max Mobility, LLC

20140262576 - Motorized walking shoes: The present invention aims to provide incremental automotive transportation to a person wearing a pair of identical motorized shoes. Each shoe houses in its sole an assembly of electrically powered set of wheels clasped over longitudinally by a conveyor from heel to toe. The assembly, skewed at an adjustable angle... Agent:

20140262574 - Powered personal transportation systems and methods: A personal vehicle system including a deck having a substantially flat top surface, where the top surface is substantially flat and is of sufficient area to support two feet of a user, a truck coupled to the deck, where the truck consist of a first portion coupled to the deck... Agent: Stealth Electric Longboards

20140262577 - Towing system: A tow control remotely controls a connected towing vehicle by generating and transmitting a signal that controls the propulsion of the towing vehicle. The towing vehicle is controllable to generate propulsion for the tow control, a towed vehicle, and an operator. A flexible tow line joins the tow control to... Agent:

20140262578 - Three-wheeled vehicle: A three-wheeled vehicle having an arrangement of wheels with two forward wheels and one back wheel and a profile adjustment feature is described. The back wheel may be configured as the steering wheel, and in some cases is the only steering wheel. The two forward wheels are configured essentially parallel... Agent:

20140262579 - Self-stabilizing platform, carrier, or base: A two-wheel movable platform, carrier, or base having canted wheels is disclosed. In one embodiment, the two-wheel movable platform, carrier, or base includes adjustable canted wheels in which the angle of the canted wheels is adjustable. In this embodiment, the two-wheel movable platform, carrier, or base includes a pair of... Agent: Opobotics, Inc.

20140262580 - Two-wheeled vehicle: A two-wheeled vehicle includes a frame having a front frame portion, a mid-frame portion, and a rear frame portion. The mid-frame portion is coupled to the rear frame portion and the front frame portion. The vehicle further includes a plurality of ground-engaging members for supporting the frame. The front frame... Agent:

20140262581 - Flywheel assemblies and vehicles including same: A vehicle includes a frame, an engine, a steering assembly, a steerable wheel, a flywheel assembly, and a controller. The frame has a front end and a rear end and defines a roll axis extending between the front end and the rear end. The engine is supported by the frame.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140262582 - Straddle-type vehicle: A motorcycle includes an engine, a first main frame extending in top-to-bottom and front-to-rear directions with respect to the vehicle to support the engine, a first rear frame extending from the first main frame rearwardly with respect to the vehicle and connected with the first main frame in at least... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140262583 - Modular off-road vehicle: An off road vehicle of modular construction, which a user may insert or remove modules to perform particular functions.... Agent:

20140262584 - All-terrain vehicle: An ATV is disclosed having a frame and a plurality of wheels. A power train is defined by an engine, transmission and front and rear final drives. The engine is mounted to the frame skid plate by way of die cast legs. The transmission may include a CVT, which includes... Agent: Polaris Industries Inc.

20140262586 - Links-vxi suspension system: In various embodiments, the present invention teaches the use of two or more “floating pivot points” in a trailing/leading arm suspension system. A complimentary steering system is also described herein. The present invention eliminates a number of significant shortcomings of the traditional trailing/leading arm suspension type, thereby offering substantial performance... Agent: Tempus Motor Works LLC

20140262585 - System and method for operating vehicle drive wheels: An agricultural machine, such as a combine harvester, includes a chassis supported by a pair of front wheels and a pair of steerable rear wheels, a first drive mechanism for driving at least one of the front wheels to move the chassis at a designated forward speed, and a second... Agent: Agco Corporation

20140262587 - Vehicle having actuator for door and methods for same: A vehicle includes a body, a door, an actuator, and a controller. The body includes an upper portion, a lower portion and a pillar member. The actuator is coupled with the pillar member and includes a movable member that is movable between deployed and retracted positions. The controller is electrically... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140262588 - Passenger car and passenger car module: The invention relates to a passenger car with a chassis, an engine (3, 103) and a vehicle axle, comprising a crossmember (1) connected to the chassis and two wheels movably connected laterally via a respective connection arrangement, wherein the wheels can be moved by the engine (3, 103) via the... Agent:

20140262590 - Passenger service vehicle: Exhaust systems and passenger service vehicles, for example, buses are used together. The exhaust system can be arranged, in use, to be above an engine compartment. The exhaust system includes a first filter and a second filter, each filter having an inlet and an outlet. The inlets are inline with... Agent: Alexander Dennis Limited

20140262589 - Work vehicle: A partition wall is arranged between an engine and a radiator in an engine room. A first exhaust processing unit has a first exhaust processing apparatus and a first mount section. The first exhaust processing apparatus is arranged between the engine and the partition wall. A second exhaust processing unit... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140262591 - Self-powered apparatus: Self-powered apparatus are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a front chassis portion and a rear chassis portion. The front chassis portion is to be coupled to the rear chassis portion. The front chassis portion is substantially the same as the rear chassis portion. When the front and rear chassis portions... Agent: John Deere

20140262592 - Contoured backrest with integrated control module for use with a material handling vehicle: A contoured backrest for a material handling vehicle includes a support surface for supporting a vehicle operator, a rear surface facing away from the support surface, a top barrier ridge joining the support surface and the rear surface, a control module support extending upwardly from the rear surface and above... Agent:

20140262593 - Electrical steering assist features for materials handling vehicles: A system for providing an electrical steering assist for a materials handling vehicle includes a drive housing; a steerable wheel coupled to the drive housing; a steering arm pivotally mounted to the drive housing; a steer drive unit coupled to the steerable wheel; an input sensing device; and a controller.... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation

09/11/2014 > 28 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.

20140251701 - High voltage converters for electrostatic applications: A wall-crawling robot or other electroadhesive device can include a battery or other low voltage power source driving a motor that provides a primary device function, a voltage convertor adapted to convert the low voltage to a high voltage using the motor output, and electrodes configured to apply the high... Agent: Sri International

20140251702 - Humanoid robotics system and methods: Systems and methods related to construction, configuration, and utilization of humanoid robotic systems and aspects thereof are described. A system may include a mobile base, a spine structure, a body structure, and at least one robotic arm, each of which is movably configured to have significant human-scale capabilities in prescribed... Agent: Willow Garage, Inc.

20140251703 - Vehicle for the transport of construction materials in hard to reach areas: This invention is a vehicle for the transportation of construction materials in hard to reach areas, which includes: a chassis composed of transverse and lateral axles; tires to transport the vehicle; a transmission system; a steering and speed control system; a pair of fixed posts on the chassis, arranged vertically... Agent:

20140251704 - Electric assist cart: An electric assist cart includes: a body frame where a burden can be loaded; a drive wheel provided in the body frame; a control handle by which an operator can input a driving force to the body frame; a torque sensor that detects a driving torque applied to the body... Agent: Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.

20140251705 - Vehicle: A vehicle, particularly motor vehicle, having a plurality of wheels that form unsprung structural component parts rotatable around wheel axles and a vehicle body forming a sprung structural component part. An energy generation device is arranged in the vehicle body by which a movement of the vehicle body or of... Agent:

20140251706 - Vehicle radiator support structure: Provided is a vehicle radiator support structure which comprises: a plurality of upper holding members each attached to an upper shroud member which is one of a plurality of structural members of a vehicle body and configured to hold an upper portion of a radiator in such a manner as... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20140251707 - Snowmobile having improved clearance for deep snow: A snowmobile comprises a chassis with a front portion and a tunnel, and a power train unit supported by the chassis. The snowmobile further includes a plurality of ground-engaging members cooperating with the power train unit to operate the snowmobile. The plurality of ground-engaging members includes a pair of front... Agent: Polaris Industries Inc.

20140251708 - Uni-wheel personal mobility vehicle with self-balancing function: Uni-wheel personal mobility vehicle with self-balancing function is disclosed. This transportation device can be pedaled by a driving force provided by the driver's manpower and/or the in-wheel motor's electric power. The uni-wheel personal mobility vehicle with self-balancing function is equipped with an inertial sensing and control driving module, an in-wheel... Agent: National Tsing Hua University

20140251709 - Vehicle having a pedal drive and a reverse gear mechanism: A vehicle that includes a vehicle frame having a steering device, a first vehicle wheel fastened to the steering device, one or more second vehicle wheels fastened to the vehicle frame, a braking device, and a drive device having a pedal crank that can be driven by pedals. The vehicle... Agent: Synergy Biosurgical Ag

20140251710 - Suspension structure and driving assembly comprising the same: A suspension structure utilized in a driving assembly of a vehicle with a first suspension arm, a second suspension arm, a third suspension arm and a shock absorber component is provided. The first suspension arm has a first fixed end and a first swing end opposite to the first fixed... Agent: Gogoro Inc.

20140251711 - Cab suspension and repositioning system: A cab suspension and repositioning system (110) for a truck includes a control arm assembly (130) having two control arms (134, 136) with distal ends pivotably attached to a truck chassis (112) and proximal ends pivotably attached to a cab (102), and one or more follower control arms (144, 146)... Agent: Paccar Inc

20140251712 - Utility vehicle: A vehicle is described herein having a rear drive mounted to a sub-frame where the sub-frame is movable relative to the frame, and where a suspension is movable relative to the sub-frame. Thus the vertical travel of the wheels is a combination of the vertical travel of the wheels relative... Agent: Polaris Industries Inc.

20140251713 - Working vehicle: A working vehicle includes a traveling machine assembly, a drive unit, a bonnet configured to cover the drive unit, and a cover provided below the bonnet and configured to be removably attached to the traveling machine assembly, including a main body portion extending in a longitudinal direction of the traveling... Agent: Kubota Corporation

20140251714 - Mid-engine chassis: A chassis for a vehicle is suitable for mounting the engine of the vehicle between the forward and rear axle assemblies of the vehicle. A first forward rail is positioned opposite a second forward rail, and an engine cradle is positioned between the forward and rear axle assemblies. The engine... Agent: Paccar Inc

09/04/2014 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.
08/28/2014 > 16 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.

20140238755 - Omni-directional terrain crossing mechanism: The present disclosure provides an omni-directional terrain crossing mechanism, including a transformable mechanism with a plurality of claw wheels, in order to be capable of fast moving on the flat ground or in uneven terrain environments. The omni-directional terrain crossing mechanism includes a first body and a second body. Each... Agent: National Taiwan University

20140238756 - Autonomous surface treating appliance: An autonomous surface treating appliance comprising a chassis having a drive arrangement and a control system interfaced to the drive arrangement so as enable control of the appliance across a surface to be treated, wherein the drive arrangement comprises at least one traction unit, each traction unit comprising a surface-engaging... Agent: Dyson Technology Limited

20140238757 - Working vehicle: According to one embodiment, a working vehicle includes: a transmission case including a front transmission case and a rear transmission case, and a power transmission mechanism, arranged in the transmission case, configured to transmit rotating power from an engine to rear wheels or front wheels and transmit the rotating power... Agent: Iseki & Co., Ltd.

20140238758 - Hybrid vehicle drivetrain: A drivetrain for a hybrid vehicle has at least one ground engaging element, a torque transmission shaft operatively connected thereto, an electric motor, a transmission having an input shaft and an output shaft, and an internal combustion engine operatively connected to the input shaft of the transmission. The electric motor... Agent: Brp-powertrain Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140238759 - Construction machine with air suction structure: Provided is a construction machine including a guard panel with an air suction port and capable of ensuring a required intake opening area with suppressed disadvantages of the air suction port. The construction machine includes an engine, a cooling fan, and a heat exchanger which are accommodated in a device... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery, Co., Ltd.

20140238760 - Machine main body and operating machine provided with same: A first panel includes an engaging section configured to engage with an engaged section so as to allow displacement of the engaged section according to swinging of a hood between a closed position and an open position and restrict the swinging of the hood in a state where an opening... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140238761 - Truck fairing: A truck includes a frame, an operator cab on the frame and a drive axle having a differential. The differential can be connected to a drive shaft. A fairing for directing air flow around the differential is attached to the frame forward of the drive axle and forward of the... Agent:

20140238762 - Multi-purposed self-propelled device: Disclosed are a multi-purposed, self-propelled device and method for operation of the self-propelled device. Certain variations can include a spherical housing having an internal drive system and a multifunctional payload space for use in a variety of applications.... Agent: Orbotix, Inc.

20140238763 - Snowmobile with leaning capability: A snowmobile has a snowmobile body and an arm assembly pivotally coupled to the snowmobile body. The arm assembly is configured to pivot on an axis through the snowmobile body. A first hydraulic actuator has a first end coupled to the snowmobile body and a second end coupled to the... Agent:

20140238764 - Two-rear-wheel electric vehicle: A two-rear-wheel electric vehicle configured to lean its vehicle body frame when turning includes a vehicle body frame, a pair of right and left rear arms, a battery, and a shock absorber. The vehicle body frame includes a head pipe, a front inclined portion, a bottom portion, and a rear... Agent:

20140238765 - Electric car: In an electric car, a power control unit includes: a heat sink that has an electric device fixed thereto and performs a heat exchange with the electric device; and a case that is attached to a surface of the heat sink to which the electric device is fixed and that... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140238766 - Vehicle and vehicle driving device: A vehicle includes: a pair of front wheels; a pair of rear wheels; a front-wheel motor configured to drive the front wheels; a rear-wheel motor configured to drive the rear wheels; and a reducer configured to reduce a rotation speed of one of the front-wheel motor and the rear-wheel motor,... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140238767 - Wheel loader: A wheel loader comprises an engine, an exhaust gas post-processing device, an engine room, a top plate, a cooling room, a partition wall, and a drainage mechanism. The exhaust gas post-processing device is disposed above the engine in the engine room and includes a diesel particulate filtering device and a... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140238768 - Electric power steering apparatus: An end determination unit determines that a steering apparatus is in an end touching state when an angle deviation, which is a difference between an actual turning angle and a target turning angle, exceeds a threshold. This angle deviation exceeds the threshold before a large axial force is generated in... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140238769 - Electric power steering apparatus: A zero point change model executes banked road correspondence control when a vehicle travels on a banked road. By this control, a target turning angle when the total torque is zero can be changed from a neutral turning angle to a lower side of an inclined road surface. Thus, a... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140238770 - Electric power steering apparatus: An electric power steering apparatus includes a controller that controls, based on an assist command value, driving of a motor used to apply assist torque to a steering mechanism. The controller calculates a first assist component based on a steering torque transmitted to the steering mechanism and calculates a steered... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

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