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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. 12/04/2014 > 23 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.
20140353051 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: In an inverted pendulum type vehicle no excessive load is exerted on a sub-wheel even in the case where some downward load is exerted on a sub-wheel arm. The inverted pendulum type vehicle includes a main wheel capable of moving forward, rearward, to the left and to the right with... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140353053 - Control group mounting relative to controlled hardware: A mounting apparatus for positioning an actuator managing the pivotal position of rotatable pintel arms controlling the output of a pair of tandem-mounted hydraulic drive pumps providing motive power for an agricultural machine. The pumps are resiliently connected to the machine main frame, permitting relative movement to reduce vibration transmission... Agent:
20140353052 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: To suppress the height of a vehicle body frame of an inverted pendulum type vehicle in consideration of mounting and dismounting the vehicle. Left and right drive units are disposed so as to be juxtaposed in the left-right direction at same-height positions higher than a main wheel. The left and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140353054 - Steering device for wheel: A steering device basically includes an in-wheel motor drive wheel, a dedicated in-wheel motor drive unit, an upper side fixing seat, a lower side fixing seat and a steering mechanism. The dedicated in-wheel motor drive unit includes an electric motor as a power source. The dedicated in-wheel motor drive unit... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20140353055 - Variable resistance serial hybrid electric bicycle: A drivable exercise machine may include an electric vehicle with human power input provided by a high output, variable-resistancepedal-driven generator. The vehicle may include a computing device with a user interface that mimics an electric exercise bicycle. Using one or more program modes, a user may activate pre-set, custom and... Agent:
20140353056 - Axle support structure: An axle support structure includes a drive source output shaft, an axle, a vehicle body-side member, a vehicle wheel bearing and a floating shaft. The drive source output shaft is configured to be rotated by a drive source. The axle is disposed coaxially with the drive source output shaft to... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20140353057 - Shovel: A shovel including a power storage device; and an electrically driven part driven by discharge electric power from the power storage device. The power storage device includes a lower housing having a bottom panel and side panels; at least two power storage modules arranged at a distance from each other... Agent:
20140353058 - Vehicle: A vehicle, including: one or more fuel filters through which fuel that is supplied from one or more fuel tanks to an engine is to pass; and an operating seat in which a worker is to perform operation for activating the vehicle and a working implement that is installed on... Agent: Iseki & Co., Ltd.
20140353059 - Hovercraft without lift fan: A hovercraft without lift fan includes: a hull; and a power device; wherein the hull includes: a main body; and two sub-bodies; wherein bottom surfaces of the sub-bodies are lower than a bottom surface of the main body, the two sub-bodies are symmetrically aligned under a front portion of the... Agent: Chongqing Yunhan Marine Technology Co., Ltd.
20140353060 - Regenerative suspension with accumulator systems and methods: In exemplary embodiments, a regenerative suspension system replaces or complements a standard shock absorber on a vehicle. A pump attaches via a hose to a central accumulator cylinder that is mounted on a vehicle. Pressurized fluid, air, or other material charges the accumulator. The Pressurized fluid, air, or other material... Agent: Physics Lab Of Lake Havasu, LLC
20140353062 - Electric drive, vehicle having an electric drive, and method for operating an electric drive: An electric drive, particularly for vehicles, includes at least one first and at least one second electric machine. The electric machines are arranged relative to one another in a manner comparable to the cylinders of a conventional opposed-cylinder internal-combustion engine.... Agent:
20140353061 - Fuel-cell vehicle: A fuel-cell vehicle includes a vehicle body provided with a vehicle body frame, a fuel cell that is disposed in an inside space of a vehicle body frame and generates electric power using hydrogen as fuel, a fuel tank including a tank main body storing hydrogen fuel to be supplied... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20140353063 - Lightweight multipurpose vehicle: The present invention relates to a lightweight multipurpose vehicle, wherein the lightweight multipurpose vehicle further comprises an engine run by petrol and natural gas, a three phase or a single phase electric induction motor sourced from batteries, paddles, inverters and a switch that allows the driver to drive the lightweight... Agent:
20140353064 - Modular exhaust system: A modular exhaust system is disclosed for treating the exhaust from a fossil fuel powered prime mover; the exhaust system includes bricks, inserts placed inside of the bricks and funnels to direct exhaust through various flow paths in order to treat the exhaust.... Agent:
20140353065 - Electric power steering apparatus for vehicle: Disclosed is an electric power steering apparatus for a vehicle. The electric power steering apparatus for the vehicle has a structure in which a motor shaft, an input shaft, a pinion shaft, and the like are coaxially disposed to improve a structure of a conventional art in which an electric... Agent: Mando Corporation
20140353069 - Electric power steering apparatus for vehicle: Disclosed is an electric power steering apparatus for a vehicle. The electric power steering apparatus for a vehicle has a structure in which a motor shaft, an input shaft, a pinion shaft, and the like are coaxially disposed to improve a structure of a conventional art in which an electric... Agent: Mando Corporation
20140353066 - Rear wheel steering apparatus for vehicle: A rear wheel steering apparatus for a vehicle includes a housing, an electric motor, a planetary gear mechanism, a linear motion mechanism including a nut member and a rod threadedly engaged with the nut member, the housing including a cylindrical body which includes a lock portion provided at an inner... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140353067 - Rear wheel steering apparatus for vehicle: A rear wheel steering apparatus for a vehicle includes a housing including a cylinder portion and a connection cover, an electric motor housed in the housing, a speed reduction mechanism housed in the housing, a linear motion mechanism including a nut member and a rod for converting a rotation of... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140353068 - Steering system: In an electric power steering system, rotation of a motor is transmitted to a rack shaft via a drive pulley, a belt, a driven pulley and a ball nut. A ball bearing and the driven pulley are fitted to the outer periphery of the ball nut. A flange is formed... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140353070 - Steering system: A ball nut of a steering system has an external thread portion at a first end portion, and a flange at a second end portion. A ball bearing, a flange member and a driven pulley are sandwiched between a locknut and the flange in the axial direction of the ball... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140353071 - Displacement detection apparatus for linear motion mechanism and rear wheel steering apparatus for vehicle including the same: A displacement detection apparatus for a linear motion mechanism includes a nut member, a rod including elongate grooves elongating in an axial direction of the rod and a through hole, a permanent magnet disposed parallel to the rod, a magnet block made of synthetic resin and including a retaining portion... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140353072 - Rear wheel steering apparatus for vehicle: A rear wheel steering apparatus for a vehicle includes a housing including a cylinder portion and a casing, a linear motion mechanism including a nut member and a rod, the casing including at least one opening portion that opens in parallel to the rod and a communication hole provided separately... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140353073 - Electric power steering apparatus: An electric power steering apparatus includes an electric motor configured to apply an assist torque to an steering system of a motor vehicle, a rotational quantity detection unit for detecting a rotational quantity of the electric motor while the rotational quantity detection unit is in a wake-up state, and a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.11/27/2014 > 11 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.
20140345956 - Manually propelled vehicle: A manually propelled vehicle includes a vehicle body, a grip for a user to grip when walking, a wheel for moving the vehicle body along with the walking user, a wheel driver that electromotively drives the wheel, a grip sensor that monitors distribution of pressure applied to the grip, and... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20140345957 - Magnetically coupled accessory for a self-propelled device: A self-propelled device includes a spherical housing and an internal drive system including one or more motors. The internal drive system acts to provide power to an interior surface of the spherical housing, thereby causing the self-propelled device to move. A biasing mechanism is coupled to the internal drive system... Agent:
20140345959 - Apparatus for cooling electric motors: A device for propelling a vehicle includes at least two electric motors, whereas each of the electric motors is equipped with a cooling device. The cooling device includes at least one cooling fluid line, whereas the cooling fluid lines are connected to the two cooling devices through a common cooling... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20140345958 - Lightweight polycarbonate suspension for vehicle: A lightweight suspension system for vehicles comprised of resilient polycarbonate plastic is disclosed. The system includes front and rear suspension components for four wheeled electric vehicles.... Agent:
20140345960 - Structure for protecting on-board device: The present invention provides a structure for protecting a corner of a case of an inverter (an on-board device), and provides the structure for protection having improved assembling efficiency. The present Description discloses the structure for protecting a corner of a case of an inverter. The structure includes a protector... Agent:
20140345961 - Vehicle: A vehicle 100 according to the present invention includes a battery pack 2, wherein the battery pack is disposed, in the vehicle, forward Fr of a space S2 formed between a driver's seat 11 and a passenger's seat 12 provided side by side in a vehicle width direction, and rearward... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140345962 - Straddle-type electric vehicle: A straddle-type electric vehicle includes a seat, a foot rest portion, a leg shield, and a receptacle configured to receive a gun-type plug and located in a position facing an opening portion. The opening portion located in a position within a width of the leg shield and between the leg... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140345963 - Components for active pedestrian safety mechanism: A latch assembly for driving a closure panel from a closed panel position to an open panel position. The latch assembly comprises: a latch mechanism having a first latch element for retaining a mating latch component in a latched position and for moving the mating latch component from the latched... Agent:
20140345964 - Work/utility vehicle: A work or utility vehicle utilizing a drive source, a vehicle body frame, left and right front wheels supported on the vehicle body frame and left and right rear wheels supported on the vehicle body frame. A transmission case is supported on the vehicle body frame and transmits a driving... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20140345965 - Power steering system: A power steering system includes an EPS and a HPS. At normal times, an assist force required by a steering system is computed based on a steering torque and a vehicle speed, and the required assist force is generated by the EPS and the HPS. The torsional stiffness of a... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140345966 - Electric power steering system: An electric power steering system includes: a steered shaft, a housing containing the steered shaft therein in a movable manner; a ball screw nut engaged threadedly to the steered shaft via a plurality of balls and configured to move the steered shaft in an axial direction; a double row angular... Agent: Jtekt Corporation11/20/2014 > 21 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.
20140338991 - Conversion system for a wheeled vehicle: A track assembly 30 for converting a wheeled vehicle 10 into a tracked vehicle. The track assembly 30 has a longitudinally adjustable support frame 40 having a motive source 170 with a drive sprocket 190, a plurality of support rollers 80, 84, 88, a tensioning assembly 90, and an endless... Agent:
20140338992 - Powertrain and steering assembly layout: A vehicle includes an engine assembly configured to power a vehicle. The engine assembly defines a first engine end and a second engine end opposite the first engine end. The first engine end is spaced apart from the second engine end along a first direction. The engine assembly defines a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140338993 - Flywheel module for a vehicle, as well as methods of operating the flywheel module: A flywheel module comprises a bypass transmission with three rotational members, and a flywheel connected to a first one of the rotational members. A second one of the rotational members is connected to the input/output. An electric machine which can function both as a motor and as a generator is... Agent:
20140338994 - Agricultural tractor front end installation: An agricultural tractor (10) comprises an engine (26) and a cooling package (24) supported in front of a cab (18). The cooling package comprises a radiator (30) and fan (28) disposed between the engine and cab, the radiator having a major surface which is aligned longitudinally so that an airflow... Agent:
20140338995 - Battery enclosure systems and methods: System and methods for retaining a battery system included in a vehicle are presented. In certain embodiments, a system for enclosing a battery system may utilize a plurality of modular components. The modular components may include a plurality of first side components and a plurality of second side components coupled... Agent:
20140338998 - Battery pack for electric vehicle and battery pack mounting structure: In a battery pack for an electric vehicle, since a cooling air suction port (48a) is provided in the vicinity of an end part, on the downstream side in a direction of flow of cooling air, of a battery case (24) so as to oppose the direction of flow, cooling... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140338999 - Structure for mounting battery pack on vehicle: In a structure for mounting a battery pack on a vehicle, since a recess portion, into which a cross member is fitted, is formed on an upper face of a battery case so as to extend in a vehicle width direction, it is possible to mount the battery pack on... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140338997 - Vehicle body structure: A vehicle body structure is provided to avoid the damage to a battery pack due to invasion of an electric device in a side impact crash. The vehicle body structure includes a battery pack on its inner side in a vehicle width direction, and an electric device on its outer... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140338996 - Vehicle underbody structure: A vehicle underbody structure includes a pair of longitudinal rails. A tunnel is spaced between the longitudinal rails. A number of nonintrusive support members span between the tunnel and the longitudinal rails. The support members have a hoop shape that surrounds an enclosed area. The hoop shape of the nonintrusive... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140339000 - System and method for reducing power train air resistance: A vehicle system, comprising an internal combustion engine, a transmission enclosed within a transmission case coupled to a gaseous fuel source, the transmission case having an amount of gaseous fuel located therein. Housing the transmission in a case containing low density gaseous fuel reduces the power losses from air resistance... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140339001 - Cab, and work vehicle: A first blowing section is arranged inside a cab body on a right side, and blows cool air or warm air. A second blowing section is arranged inside a cab body on a left side, and blows cool air or warm air. An inlet, a first vent, and a second... Agent:
20140339002 - Apparatus for forming a vacuum adhesion: A method, apparatus, and system for adhering a vacuum to a surface is provided. A seal is positioned relative to a surface. The seal is associated with a structure and is in communication with a channel within the structure. The seal is rotated relative to the structure such that the... Agent:
20140339003 - Control of a personal transporter based on user position: An apparatus controller for prompting a rider to be positioned on a vehicle in such a manner as to reduce lateral instability due to lateral acceleration of the vehicle. The apparatus has an input for receiving specification from the rider of a desired direction of travel, and indicating means for... Agent:
20140339004 - Climbing vehicle with suspension mechanism: This patent discloses a climbing vehicle capable of high payload to weight ratio and capable of climbing surfaces with geometric variations. The climbing vehicle makes contact with the climbing surface through a suspension that is able to conform to a large range of surface irregularities while providing push and pulling... Agent:
20140339005 - Wheelchair suspension: A suspension for a vehicle is provided. The suspension includes, for example, a frame, at least one drive assembly and at least one caster pivot arm. The at least one drive assembly and the at least one caster pivot arm are pivotally connected to the frame at a common pivot... Agent:
20140339006 - Electric saddle-ridden vehicle: In an electric saddle-ridden vehicle including a swing arm, a power unit supported on an arm portion of the swing arm while having an electric motor and a reduction gear reducing in speed an output of the electric motor and transmitting it to a wheel side of the rear wheel,... Agent:
20140339008 - Straddle electric vehicle: A straddle electric vehicle includes a battery unit which is an electric power supply for an electric motor; a vehicle body frame including a main frame unitarily joined to a head pipe; and a sub-frame extending rearward from an upper portion of the main frame. The main frame includes a... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140339007 - Straddle-type electric vehicle: A straddle-type electric vehicle includes a seat disposed farther forward than a rear wheel, foot rest portions configured to support feet of an occupant seated on the seat, stands between a front wheel and the rear wheel and supported so as to swing, a leg shield including a surface which... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140339009 - Electric vehicle: The electric motor control unit of this electric vehicle is disposed at a first primary surface and/or a facing second primary surface of a plate-shaped member disposed along the anterior-posterior direction of the electric vehicle and having a higher rigidity than peripheral components or vehicle-configuring elements. An electricity storage device... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140339010 - Locking mechanism for pedestrian hood lifters: A hood lifting mechanism includes a housing and a piston assembly movably mounted in the housing. The piston assembly has a groove formed therealong. A retainer is coupled to the housing so as to form a cavity therebetween. A locking member is positioned in the cavity so as to be... Agent: Tk Holdings Inc.
20140339011 - Worm gear hub: A gear blank is provided. It includes a disk having a first face and a second face. A first plurality of individual lugs formed on said first face circumferentially adjacent an outer circumferential edge of said disk. Each lug of said first plurality of individual lugs has a first inner... Agent:11/13/2014 > 19 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.
20140332291 - Trolley for the transportation of a load on staircases: The present invention is a trolley that can safely transport a load on staircases, so as to prevent ruining or overturning the load. The trolley can easily ascend onto the first step and easily descend from the last step of a staircase. The trolley provides adjustable transport conditions during the... Agent:
20140332292 - Powered guard group for a machine: The disclosure describes, in one aspect, a powered guard group for a machine, the guard group including a frame, a linkage, a door, and an actuator for moving the guard group between an open position and a closed position.... Agent:
20140332293 - Snowmobile: A drive apparatus for a track of a snowmobile includes a drive shaft and a drive sprocket coupled to the drive shaft. The drive sprocket includes a first drive member having a plurality of teeth configured to engage drive lugs on an inner surface of the track and a second... Agent:
20140332294 - Electrohydraulic hybrid work vehicle: A hybrid work vehicle having a direct-current electric power bus for connecting at least an electric power controller, an electric machine for driving the vehicle, a reversible electric machine, and a battery.... Agent: Merlo Project S.r.l. Con Unico Socio
20140332295 - Transporter vehicle: A cooling air supply device (22) for supplying cooling air to an alternator (19) and an electric motor (20) for traveling is provided with a cooling air inlet port (24B) for taking in outside air as cooling air; a cooling air supply line (23) for establishing connection between the cooling... Agent:
20140332296 - Wheel assembly for a golf trolley: A wheel assembly 10 for a golf trolley (30) comprises a wheel 12, a motor for driving the wheel, a battery 20 for powering the motor, detection means for detecting whether or not the wheel 12 is rotating, a control unit 22 for controlling the motor and releasable connection means... Agent:
20140332297 - Motorized skateboard and method of use: A motorized skateboard with a single pedal foot controller. The motorized skateboard employs mechanical brakes instead of using electric or motor braking The brake is activated by a spring raising the single front pedal, which is ultimately attached to the braking mechanism. The invention features a recoverable opening situated on... Agent:
20140332298 - Ski and front track assembly for a snowmobile: A ski and front track assembly has a track assembly including: an endless track, and at least two wheels disposed inside the track. At least one of the at least two wheels is disposed forwardly of at least one other of the at least two wheels. The ski and front... Agent: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
20140332299 - Electric cart: A transport device has a carriage and at least three wheels mounted at a minimum of two axles. One of the axles is a driven axle which carries only a single, centrally mounted, electrically driven wheel. A support unit is configured to accommodate an elongated load, such as a golf... Agent: Aurotech Gmbh
20140332300 - System and method for controlling a vehicle: In accordance with one aspect of the techniques described herein, there is provided a vehicle comprising an engine, an automatic, robotic, or continuously variable transmission mechanically coupled to the engine, a four-wheel drive system, a vehicle control system coupled to the engine, the four-wheel drive system and the transmission, a... Agent:
20140332301 - Drive train of an all-electrically drivable motor vehicle with two electric machines: A drive train (1) of an all-electrically drivable motor vehicle has a first axle (2) with a differential (6), and two electric machines (15, 16). The first axle (2) can be driven by the electric machines (15, 16) via a transmission (17). One (16) of the two electric machines (15,... Agent:
20140332302 - Fender located pedestrian protection airbag: A number of variations may include a product comprising an airbag mounted in a fender region laterally adjacent a hood and forward of a vehicle side door which deploys from the fender region when activated to protect a pedestrian from impacting at least a portion of the frontal area of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140332303 - Fender located pedestrian protection airbag: A number of variations may include a product comprising an airbag which propels a moving member that releases a hood hinge mechanism upon deployment and which deploys a cushion to provide pedestrian protection from at least one of a rearward region of the hood, a lower windshield, an A-pillar, an... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140332304 - Fender located pedestrian protection airbag: A number of variations may include a product comprising an airbag mounted in a fender region laterally adjacent a hood and forward of a vehicle side door which provides a means for deployment through a discrete door to provide protection to a pedestrian from impacting the frontal area of a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140332305 - Fender located pedestrian protection airbag: A number of variations may include a product comprising: an airbag mounted in a fender region laterally adjacent a hood and forward of a vehicle side door which deploys through a fender integrated deployment door to protect a pedestrian from impacting at least a portion of the frontal area of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140332306 - Placement of an opposed-piston engine in a heavy-duty truck: An engine placement configuration for a heavy-duty truck includes a chassis having two spaced-apart frame rails running in a longitudinal direction of the chassis, between front and rear ends, and a front wheel assembly with an axle attached to the frame rails. An opposed-piston engine is supported on the frame... Agent: Achates Power, Inc.
20140332307 - Utility vehicle with a continuously variable transmission having a system for selectively establishing a fixed maximum transmission ratio: A continuously variable transmission for a vehicle comprises a primary pulley, a secondary pulley, and a belt entrained around both pulleys in an opposite manner between the fixed and movable sheaves thereof. One pulley carries a selectively deployable stop that may be placed into position to mechanically limit the range... Agent: The Toro Company
20140332308 - Power steering assembly with differential angle sensor system: A power steering assembly having an input shaft for connection to a steering wheel, an output shaft coupled to the input shaft for operational engagement with a steering rod, a servo controller, an actuator, a sensor system, and an evaluation unit for evaluating measurement values provided by the sensor system.... Agent:
20140332309 - Steering system for wheeled construction equipment: Disclosed is a steering system which is capable of ensuring that a wheeled excavator travels straight while being driven on a paved road. The steering system for wheeled construction equipment includes: a hydraulic oil pump; a steering motor connected to the hydraulic oil pump; a steering valve controlling the operation... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment AbPrevious industry: Telegraphy
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