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Modified sprag assemblies for one-and two-way clutch applications

Vision system for vehicle

A system and method to mask incoming calls for a communication device connected to an automotive telematics system

Date/App# patent app List of recent Automotive-related patents
07/24/14
20140207519
 System and method for identifying retail tire sales patent thumbnailnew patent System and method for identifying retail tire sales
The present invention describes a system and method for evaluating an automotive service center's opportunities for retail tire sales and service, including projecting potential sales and generating other business information for creating a tire service center at an existing repair service center. The present invention may be utilized for service centers which are independent or part of a dealership.
07/24/14
20140205523
 Automotive catalyst composites having a two-metal layer patent thumbnailnew patent Automotive catalyst composites having a two-metal layer
Provided are catalyst composites whose catalytic material is effective to substantially simultaneously oxidize carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons and reduce nitrogen oxides. The catalyst composites have a two-metal layer on a carrier, the two-metal layer comprising a rhodium component supported by a first support comprising a refractory metal oxide component or a first ceria-zirconia composite; a palladium component supported by a second support comprising a second ceria-zirconia composite; one or more of a promoter, stabilizer, or binder; wherein the amount of the total of the first and second ceria-zirconia composites in the two-metal layer is equal to or greater than the amount of the refractory metal oxide component.
07/24/14
20140205366
 Ball joint for automotive suspension patent thumbnailnew patent Ball joint for automotive suspension
A ball joint comprising: a housing having an inner cavity defined inward of a seat end, a side wall and a closure end having an opening, an edge about the opening in an assembly position extending upwardly; a ball stud having: a lower ball end with an outer convex spherical surface, a middle portion, and a connector end; a first bearing, slidably housed within the cavity, having an inner concave spherical surface; a retention plate, housed within the cavity inward of the edge about the opening, wherein the edge of the opening extends inwardly engaging an outer surface of the retention plate in a closed position; a first disc annular recess disposed in: an outward surface of the first bearing; an inward surface of the retention plate; or an inward surface of the seat end of the housing, and a first disc spring disposed in the first disc annular recess, the first disc annular recess laterally restraining: an outer circular edge of the first disc spring; or an inner circular edge of the first disc spring, during compression of the first disc spring, and a peripheral annular shoulder adjacent the first disc annular recess axially limiting axial movement, thereby limiting compression of the first disc spring.. .
07/24/14
20140204212
 Vision system for vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Vision system for vehicle
A vision system for a vehicle includes a single forward facing camera and a control having a processor, with the camera and processor disposed in a unitary module installed in the vehicle. The processor, responsive to processing of captured image data, detects headlights of oncoming vehicles and the control, responsive to the detection, provides an output for a headlamp control system of the vehicle.
07/24/14
20140203926
 A system and method to mask incoming calls for a communication device connected to an automotive telematics system patent thumbnailnew patent A system and method to mask incoming calls for a communication device connected to an automotive telematics system
In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for masking an in-coming call from a portable communication device (pcd) in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a controller that is configured to receive a driver status signal indicative of a driver being one of a primary driver and a secondary driver.
07/24/14
20140203518
 Elastomeric shaft seal formed without oven post curing patent thumbnailnew patent Elastomeric shaft seal formed without oven post curing
An elastomeric seal (20), such as a shaft seal for automotive vehicle applications, includes an elastomeric compound (22) chemically coupled to a metal sealing ring (24) and is formed without an oven post curing step. The elastomeric seal (20) provides exceptional physical properties, similar to those of elastomeric seals of the prior art formed with an oven post curing step.
07/24/14
20140203214
 Flexible, semiconducting nanocomposite materials based on nanocrystalline cellulose and polyaniline patent thumbnailnew patent Flexible, semiconducting nanocomposite materials based on nanocrystalline cellulose and polyaniline
A new approach is conceived for the development of organic polymeric conducting materials synthesized from nanocomposites of nanocrystalline cellulose (ncc) and polyaniline (pani). The process involves oxidative-radical polymerization of aniline in the presence of ncc using either in situ or emulsion polymerization.
07/24/14
20140202821
 Modified sprag assemblies for one-and two-way clutch applications patent thumbnailnew patent Modified sprag assemblies for one-and two-way clutch applications
A modified sprag clutch, which can freewheel in both directions until its locking function is employed at which time it will lock in one direction and freewheel in the other, or lock in both directions depending on the placement of the sprag elements, is described. Among other applications, the present modified sprag clutch permits conventional clutch packs and sprag clutches currently employed in automotive transmissions to be retrofitted to eliminate the high-wear friction discs, and to replace conventional one-way sprag clutches.
07/24/14
20140202820
 Selectable one-way torque transmitting device using control rail patent thumbnailnew patent Selectable one-way torque transmitting device using control rail
A torque transmitting device for use in an automotive transmission is provided. The device includes a first annular race and a second annular race disposed concentrically around the first annular race.
07/24/14
20140202674
 Fin structure for heat exchanger for automotive applications, in particular for agricultural and on-site machines patent thumbnailnew patent Fin structure for heat exchanger for automotive applications, in particular for agricultural and on-site machines
A heat exchanger for heat exchange between air and a heat exchange medium includes a plurality of heat transfer conduits arranged parallel to each other as flow paths for the heat exchange medium and a plurality of fin members. The fin members are configured to provide: an air inlet end for air inflow, an air outlet end for air outflow, and an air flow path.
07/24/14
20140202605
new patent Pneumatic tire for use in two-wheeled automotive vehicle
A tread 4 of a tire 2 includes a center region ta, in an axial direction, including an equator plane, and a pair of shoulder regions tb located outward of the center region ta in the axial direction. Each shoulder region tb includes a base layer 20, a middle layer 22 layered outward of the base layer 20 in a radial direction, and a top layer 24 layered outward of the middle layer 22 in the radial direction.
07/24/14
20140202598
new patent Lightweight, crash-sensitive automotive component
The present invention provides a casting having increased crashworthiness including an an aluminum alloy of about 6.0 wt % to about 8.0 wt % si; about 0.12 wt % to about 0.25 wt % mg; less than or equal to about 0.35 wt % cu; less than or equal to about 4.0 wt % zn; less than or equal to about 0.6 wt % mn; and less than or equal to about 0.15 wt % fe, wherein the cast body is treated to a t5 or t6 temper and has a tensile strength ranging from 100 mpa to 180 mpa and has a critical fracture strain greater than 10%. The present invention further provides a method of forming a casting having increased crashworthiness..
07/17/14
20140199771
Method and apparatus for analysis and selective catalytic reduction of nox-containing gas streams
An apparatus and method for measuring and controlling the nox and ammonia slip content of a nox-containing gas stream such as, for example, a combustion engine exhaust stream discharged from a selective catalytic reduction (scr) system. The apparatus includes an analyzer container which preferably has an ammonia slip catalyst element and a pair of automotive type nox sensors positioned therein.
07/17/14
20140198368
High gain display screen with rotated microlens array
A transparent screen includes a microlens array. The microlens array includes microlenses that are individually rotated to reflect a projected image to a common eyebox.
07/17/14
20140197854
Resistance determination for temperature control of heated automotive components
Electrical resistance of a heated component is determined for temperature control and monitoring. A voltage-representation signal, which is proportional to a voltage across a heater component, is received.
07/17/14
20140197154
Resistance determination with increased sensitivity for temperature control of heated automotive components
Electrical resistance of a heated component is determined for temperature control and monitoring. A voltage-representation signal, which is proportional to a voltage across a heater component, is received.
07/17/14
20140196796
Assembly for an electrically operated valve
The invention relates to an assembly for an electrically operated valve in the automotive field aimed to increase the injection pressure of fuel distributed to combustion chambers, said assembly comprising both a coil unit, wherein a solenoid can control the movements of the electrically operated valve in a housing along a given axis, and an hydraulic unit to provide fuel at the injection pressure, a clip ring being located into a cavity of the coil unit and a cavity of the hydraulic unit to maintain the coil unit and the hydraulic unit associated. The invention is characterized in that the coil unit presents a plurality of slots providing access to the clip ring, across the coil unit, from the exterior of the assembly..
07/10/14
20140195123
Vehicle turning efficiency improving apparatus
A vehicle turning efficiency improving apparatus is applicable to an automotive vehicle (20) of a type equipped with either a braking system (4l, 4r, etc.) or a driving train (6), which is capable of performing a braking force control or a driving force control separately on vehicle wheels (1l and 1r) and a steering unit (3) capable of steering the left and right vehicle wheels (1l and 1r) separately. A control unit (9) is provided for performing a turn assist control, in which a time difference is generated in steering operation of the left and right vehicle wheels (1l, 1r) and a braking/driving force difference is generated in the left and right vehicle wheels (1l, 1r) to thereby generate a yaw moment..
07/10/14
20140195120
Adaptive emergency brake and steer assist systems based on driver focus
An automotive vehicle includes a driver analyzer and a driver assistance system, both of which are coupled to a controller. The controller includes a non-transitory storage medium storing instructions for causing the controller to determine a level of attentiveness of a driver of the automotive vehicle and to adapt a response of the driver assistance system in response to the determined level of attentiveness..
07/10/14
20140195102
Vehicle communications via wireless access vehicle environment
Vehicle communications using ieee 802.11p wave functionality includes structure and method whereby a smart phone (sp) linked to an on board unit (obu) having wave functionality, and incorporating automotive telemetry protocol (atp), has at least one processor to configure the sp as a gui for the obu, and to enable wave authentication of the sp through a networked road side unit. Preferably, the obu opens, after a command from an atp client, a virtual connection for streaming data between the vehicle data bus and a remote server providing an automotive scan tool.
07/10/14
20140193597
Resin fuel tube
A resin fuel tube is provided, which includes at least one resin layer, wherein the resin layer is made of a resin composition comprising: (a) a polypropylene prepared through polymerization with the use of a metallocene catalyst; and (b) a polypropylene material having a melting point of 137° c. To 160° c., the resin composition having a mixing weight ratio of the components (a) and (b) satisfying (a)/(b)=95/5 to 50/50, wherein the resin layer has a structure such that a soft structural portion (y) of the component (a) intrudes into a space between crystalline structural portions (x) of the component (b).
07/10/14
20140191538
Detachable positioning and reinforcement structure and method of disassembling a front end assembly for a vehicle
A detachable positioning and reinforcement structure includes a first wing structure operably coupled to a first automotive component. Also included is a second wing structure operably coupled to a second automotive component.
07/03/14
20140188407
Multi-modal fluid condition sensor platform and system therefor
This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation.
07/03/14
20140188404
Multi-modal fluid condition sensor platform and system therefor
This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines and vehicle transmissions. These circulating systems perform constant internal lubrication, and heat and contaminant removal to protect the internal moving parts from the inherent friction and damage in normal operation.
07/03/14
20140188386
Map distribution server for automotive navigation systems, map data distribution system, and road difference data production method
Automotive navigation map data has a multilevel structure in which links have a relationship of association with one another among the minutest level and upper levels that are different from the minutest level in scale. A lowermost-level translation unit uses as original data items old and new rdb-form map data items of the minutest level to produce rdb-form difference data of the minutest level.
07/03/14
20140187140
Heater for an automotive vehicle and method of forming same
A heated seat comprising: a cushion with one or more trench areas; a heater comprising: a carrier with a periphery, the carrier further including: a first electrically functional layer that is made of a conductive material that substantially circumscribes at least a portion of the carrier; and a second electrically functional layer that is made of a resistive material; one or more electrical conductors attached to the first electrically functional layer; a trim layer that covers the cushion when the heater is placed over the cushion; and wherein the periphery includes a first side edge and a second side edge, and each side edge includes a cutout, and the cutouts are located adjacent to each other forming a neck portion; wherein the heater is attached to the cushion by placing an attachment device over the neck portion of the heater and securing one or both ends of the attachment device to the cushion so that the neck portion is pulled into the trench; wherein the neck portion is free of the second electrically functional layer; and wherein the first electrically functional layer and the second electrically functional layer form a checkered pattern.. .
07/03/14
20140186633
Color match verification of multi-layer coatings utilizing precoated color chips
Precoated color chips having a reference colored basecoat and at least one reference effect appearance midcoat partially covering a portion of the basecoat are used to verify the colors of multi-layer automotive coatings when they are applied to automotive components. Visual characteristics of multi-layer automotive coatings may be verified by comparing an applied colored basecoat to the corresponding reference colored basecoat of the precoated color chips, followed by comparing an applied effect appearance midcoat to the corresponding reference effect appearance midcoat of the precoated color chips.
07/03/14
20140186147
Component transferring system for automotive assembly line
A component transferring system for a vehicle assembly line may include a carriage unit that is operated by an electrical signal to move along a vehicle assembly line, the carriage unit including a cylinder unit that is disposed at both sides of a front side and a rear side to move up and down in accordance with the moving direction, a both side conveyor that is disposed along a moving route of the carriage unit, and a carriage lifting unit that is disposed at an inside of the both side conveyor in at least one area of the vehicle assembly line to move an object loaded on the carriage unit to the both side conveyor.. .
07/03/14
20140183834
Sub frame structure of automotive vehicle
A sub frame attached to a vehicle-body rear portion from below comprises a pair of right-and-left side members and a front cross member which interconnects substantially respective central portions, in a vehicle longitudinal direction, of the side members. As attachment portions for attaching lower links, there are provided a central attachment portion which is provided at an interconnection portion between the side member and the front cross member, a front attachment portion which is provided at the side member at a position located in front of the interconnection portion, and a rear attachment portion which is provided at the side member at a position located in back of the interconnection portion.
07/03/14
20140182980
Electric brake device
To provide an electric brake device in an automotive vehicle, which a freezing that takes place while the automotive vehicle is parked can be assuredly avoided with a simplified mechanism. The electric brake device includes an electric motor (2), a braking force application mechanism (4), a lock mechanism (5), a temperature sensor (6) for measuring an ambient temperature of the automotive vehicle, and a freezing preventive power supply unit (7).
07/03/14
20140182647
Process for manufacturing a thermoelectric device, especially intended to generate an electrical current in an automotive vehicle, and thermoelectric device obtained by such a process
The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a thermoelectric device comprising a plurality of thermoelectric components (4) for creating an electric current from a temperature gradient applied between two faces (3a, 3b) thereof. In the method, a thermally conductive support (30) is provided in contact with a hot or cold source, a thermally conductive and electrically insulating material is thermally sprayed on the support (30) to produce a coating (21), and an electrically conductive material is thermally sprayed onto the coating (21) to form electric conduction tracks (22) which are intended to receive the thermoelectric components (4) via the faces (3a, 3b) thereof.
07/03/14
20140182620
Uses for an acetal based composition and method of thinning/cleaning/stripping
An acetal-based composition is described which includes an acetal of formula r—o—ch2—o—r′. R and r′ are mutually independent alkyl or alkoxyalkyl substituents with at least three carbon atoms.
07/03/14
20140182533
Valve actuation mechanism and automotive vehicle comprising such a valve actuation mechanism
A valve actuation mechanism for an internal combustion engine includes rockers moved by a camshaft, each rocker being adapted to exert a valve opening force on at least a portion of a opening actuator of each cylinder, via an activation piston of the rocker movable with respect to the rocker under action of a fluid pressure raise in a chamber, from a first position to a second position, in which a cam follower of the rocker is adapted to read at least one auxiliary valve lift sector of a cam of the camshaft so as to perform an engine operating function. Each rocker includes a valve for releasing fluid from the chamber, wherein the valve actuation mechanism includes, for each rocker, a stopper fast with a housing of the engine and adapted to exert, on a member of the rocker, a variable force for opening the fluid releasing valve..
06/26/14
20140180607
Method of torque prediction for automotive air conditioning compressor
The torque of a vehicular air-conditioning compressor is predicted by the steps of starting a vehicle air-conditioning system having an engine and engine control module for controlling multiple vehicle functions, calculating a steady state torque value using an rpm value from the engine, calculating an engine rpm transient torque value using the rpm value from the engine, calculating a electronic control valve current transient torque value using a current value applied to an electronic control valve, selecting a final torque value from a group consisting of the steady state torque value, the engine rpm transient torque value, and the electronic control valve transient torque value, and providing a final torque value to the vehicle engine control module to control a predetermined vehicle function.. .
06/26/14
20140179179
Outboard drive device
An outboard drive device (10) comprising a motor (11) having a crankshaft (16), wherein said outboard drive device (10) further comprises a propeller shaft (12) with a propeller which propeller is below the hull (13) of a boat when said outboard drive device (10) is operated, and a power coupling system for transferring power from the motor (11) to the propeller shaft (12). The motor (11) is an automotive motor or an industrial base engine, wherein the crankshaft (16) is substantially horizontal and substantially parallel to the propeller shaft (12) when said outboard drive device (10) is operated.
06/26/14
20140178513
Non ionic/electrolyte, liquid/gaseous, mechanically refined/nanoparticle dispersion building materials/high wear-heat resistant part brushes, windings, battery cells, brake pads, die cast molding, refrigeration, polarized/integrated optical, spectrometric processors, central processor unit processors, electronic storage media, analogous series/parallel circuit generators/transceivers, particulate matter pm carbonaceous-polyamide, crystalline silica, and cellulosic filament extraction/miners suit
The variable hydraulic press and distillation reservoir process scientific formula non ionic or electrolyte mechanically refined and nanoparticle dispersion preform slurry extrusion with or without ionic suspension preform slurry high wear-heat resistant parts electronic composite coils, windings, annealing, drawn, spun, coils, windings, wire, woven textile mesh, shielding, parts brushes, inductors, antinode couplers, electric rheostats, starters, motors, alternators, generators, ionic suspension enhanced composite coils, composite windings, spun wound coils and windings beryllium be4, magnesium mg12, copper cu29 and carbon nanofoam c6, electronic parts capacitors, ionic suspension circuit battery cells, electronic parts rheostats, resistors, transformers, transducers, rectifiers, power supplies, or heat sinks preform slurry high wear-heat resistant parts aerospace, automotive, and transportation brake calipers, rotors, pads, and bushings preform slurry non ionic or electrolyte mechanically refined and nanoparticle high wear-heat resistant parts precision casting molds 2.5 phase die cast molding building materials fine concrete, mortar, brick, and tiles.. .
06/26/14
20140177251
Automotive lamp system
An automotive lamp system adapted for providing illumination for a vehicle includes an led, a controlling motor and a reflecting mirror module. The reflecting mirror module is connected to the controlling motor via a driving shaft.
06/26/14
20140175978
Automotive headlamp apparatus
An automotive headlamp apparatus includes a light source, in which a plurality of led chips are arranged at intervals from each other, and a projection lens for projecting the light, emitted from the light source, toward a front area of a vehicle as a light source image. The semiconductor light-emitting elements may be located within than a focal point of the projection lens.
06/26/14
20140175939
Rotor for automotive alternator
A rotor includes a rotating shaft and a pair of first and second pole cores fixed on the rotating shaft. Each of the first and second pole cores includes a plurality of magnetic pole claws each having a root portion and a distal end.
06/26/14
20140175137
Collapsible automotive storage container
In an embodiment, a collapsible storage container for a bed of a vehicle includes a set of panels, a connection system, and a support system. The set of panels are configured to form an enclosed area in a bed of a vehicle.
06/26/14
20140174865
Super-compressible piston shock absorber
Piston-in-cylinder type shock absorbers are disclosed that are compressible to less than half of their extended length, thereby eliminating the current need for automotive suspensions to accommodate unwieldy shock absorbers that, even when fully compressed, must be longer than the amount of permitted axial suspension travel at the shock absorber's connection point. Since the disclosed shock absorbers are super-compressible, they are also super-extendable, which is extendable beyond double their compressed length.
06/26/14
20140174506
Unitary solar roof and glass structure
Disclosed is a solar roof structure unified with glass, more particularly a solar roof structure unified with glass having transparency at a part where viewing therethrough is required and having a dye-sensitized solar cell panel equipped inside a transparent support, thus being applicable as a power source while ensuring viewability therethrough, and hence being applicable to, for example, an automotive sunroof.. .
06/26/14
20140174397
Casing structure for an internal combustion engine
A casing structure of an automotive internal combustion engine includes an upper/lower divided crankcase structure. A crankshaft and a first transmission shaft of a pair of transmission shafts parallel to the crankshaft of a transmission are axially supported by a dividing surface of the upper crankcase and the lower crankcase.
06/26/14
20140174319
Friction material
The present invention relates to the friction material for the use of disc brake pads and brake shoes for automotive brake devices, and an object of the present invention is to provide the friction material with sufficiently stable braking force and sufficient mechanical strength. In the friction material without a metal or a metal alloy, the friction material includes the plate-like titanate with average particle diameter of 10 to 50 μm and the hydrous magnesium silicate.
06/19/14
20140172239
Turning guide assistant for trailer towing
A turning guide assistant system relates to automotive vehicles, and more particularly to advanced driver assistance systems and active safety systems for automotive vehicles. The turning guide assistant system provides a plurality of projected beams located along the vehicle.
06/19/14
20140172228
Automotive ecu mobile phone interface
The invention is a system for interfacing mobile phones with an on-board diagnostic computer in a vehicle, wherein the on-board diagnostic computer monitors a set of operational characteristics of a vehicle. The information derived from this system will be processed on the mobile phone coupled with additional information and displayed on the mobile phones screen, while simultaneously transmitting this information over the internet to be stored in a database..
06/19/14
20140168900
Scalable and modular approach for power electronic building block design in automotive applications
A power electronic building block includes a housing; a power module mounted within the housing; a controller mounted within the housing and coupled to the power module; a capacitor assembly coupled to the power module and mounted within the housing; an ac bus bar mounted within the housing; and a dc bus bar coupling the capacitor assembly to the power module and mounted within the housing.. .
06/19/14
20140167707
Alternator control for battery charging
In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, an electrical system for an automotive vehicle has an electrical generating machine and a battery. A set point voltage, which sets an output voltage of the electrical generating machine, is set by an electronic control unit (ecu).
06/19/14
20140167542
Automotive rotary electric machine
An automotive rotary electric machine according to the present invention includes: a mounting bolt that is inserted through a penetrating aperture that is formed on a bottom portion of a protective cover and that is fixed to a portion at a first axial end of a casing; and a metal mounting device that is fixed to a portion of the mounting bolt that projects out through the penetrating aperture, and a harness clamp is held by the metal mounting device.. .
06/19/14
20140167451
Linkage for dual grille shutter system
A shutter system is provided for a grille of an automotive vehicle. A first vane set is disposed at a first grille opening section configured to pivot to a master position.
06/19/14
20140167438
Mobile device retention and charging tray
A console assembly for an automotive vehicle and use with a mobile device. The console assembly including a storage compartment having a floor, a pair of sidewalls, and a pair of end walls.
06/19/14
20140165956
Containment assembly for flowable materials
A combination usable together in an automotive vehicle includes an engine block, a cover, and a band clamp. The engine block includes an opening configured to provide access to an interior volume, a first flange having a periphery that surrounds the opening, and a first engagement surface disposed proximate the first flange.
06/19/14
20140165764
Automotive transmission
An automotive transmission is provided that includes a shift lever configured to move in a first direction to select a gear shifting position and a moving member that is configured to move in a second direction along a guide groove formed in the shift lever. A movement blocker is configured to selectively block the movement of the shift lever based on a position of the moving member.
06/19/14
20140165405
Fastenable member for sealing, baffling or reinforcing and method of forming same
There is disclosed a member for sealing, baffling and/or reinforcing components of an automotive vehicle. The assembly generally includes a carrier, an expandable material and at least one fastener..
06/19/14
20140165362
Two stage serviceable safety clip and method of assembly
A serviceable safety clip for retaining an automotive trim panel to an inner panel. The serviceable safety clip includes a pin secured to the trim panel, wherein the pin includes a plurality of blades that each include a low retention detent and a high retention detent.
06/12/14
20140163881
Control of an external drivebox
A system including an automotive navigation system; an external drive; a first bus for connecting the external drive with the automotive navigation system; a second bus, which is different from the first bus, for connecting the external drive with the automotive navigation system. The external drive is connectable to the automotive navigation system via the first bus and the second bus.
06/12/14
20140163775
Geodetic marking system for marking target points
A geodetic marking system for marking a known target point, having an automotive, unmanned, remotely controllable air vehicle and having a geodetic position determination arrangement for determining the external actual position of the air vehicle. The air vehicle also has a marking unit for marking the target point, and the marking system has a control unit such that the air vehicle can be positioned relative to the target point position on the basis of the external actual position, which can be determined continuously.
06/12/14
20140162924
Method of improving the efficiency of automotive transmissions
Wherein d′, pa, d″ are polymer blocks as defined herein; and (c) a performance additive package.. .
06/12/14
20140161981
Polyurethane coating material composition, multistage coating methods using these coating material compositions, and also the use of the coating material composition as clearcoat material and pigmented coating material, and application of the coating method for automotive refinish and/or for the coating of plastics substrates and/or of utility vehicles
Where r5=hydrogen and r1, r2, r3, and r4 are each identical or different radicals, r1 and r3 being hydrogen or an alkyl radical or an aryl radical, and r2 and r4 being an alkyl radical or an aryl radical, and at least one monomeric aromatic, optionally substituted carboxylic acid (s) whose carboxyl group is in conjugation with a π-electron system.. .
06/12/14
20140161647
Vacuum pump for use in the automotive sector
A vacuum pump for use in the automotive sector includes a rotor element fixed on a rotor shaft and arranged in a rotor housing, an electric drive arranged in a motor housing, a housing wall comprising at least one passage opening, and a bearing device. The rotor housing comprises at least one inlet and at least one outlet.
06/12/14
20140160683
Lightweight audio system for automotive applications and method
A lightweight radio/cd player for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material that is molded to provide details to accept audio devices such as playback mechanisms (if desired) and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation.
06/12/14
20140158927
Composition for manufacturing a tannin-based foam material, foam material obtainable from it, and manufacturing process thereof
A composition for manufacturing a foam material based on flavonoid tannins, includes a flavonoid tannin powder mainly of the prorobineditinidin and/or the profisetinidin type, according to an amount in weight in the range between 40% and 45% of the composition, furfuryl alcohol, a blowing agent, and a catalyst. The composition is totally formaldehyde-free, and contains an amount of furfuryl alcohol greater than 20% in weight of the composition.
06/05/14
20140156137
Lightweight trace based measurement systems and methods
An automotive electronics system includes an electronic control unit and a trace adapter. The electronic control unit is configured to receive measurement signals and provide control signals.
06/05/14
20140155217
High torque capacity reverse clutch
A reverse clutch and planetary gear set are provided that can be installed in an automotive transmission. In some embodiments, the reverse clutch and planetary gear set are configured and dimensioned to be installed in a powerglide transmission case.
06/05/14
20140152828
Power management systems for automotive video event recorders
Video event recorders are coupled to a vehicle power source via an on-board diagnostic system including its power bus, data bus, and scanner port connector. Video event recorders are provided with a power input arranged in conjunction with a standard odbii type “d” connector.
05/29/14
20140147671
Monofilament or multifilament hppe yarns
The invention relates to a treated hppe yarn characterized in that the treated hppe yarn comprises: elemental metal; the elemental metal forms a layer that adheres to the surface of the hppe yarn and covers at least partly the surface of the hppe yarn, wherein the elemental metal is deposited to the outer surface of a hppe yarn via sputtering, preferably plasma sputtering. The invention further relates to an article comprising the treated hppe yarn, a device comprising the treated hppe yarn or the article.
05/29/14
20140146482
Lightweight audio system for automotive applications and method
A lightweight radio/cd player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation.
05/29/14
20140144400
Valve actuation mechanism and automotive vehicle comprising such a valve actuation mechanism
A valve actuation mechanism for an internal combustion engine includes rockers moved by a camshaft, each rocker being adapted to exert a valve opening force on at least a portion of a valve actuation mechanism of each cylinder belonging to a housing of the engine, via an engine brake activation piston, housed in a bore of the rocker, and movable with respect to the rocker under action of a fluid pressure raise in a chamber fluidly linked to the bore, from a first position, in which an engine brake function is deactivated, to a second position, in which a roller of the rocker reads at least one engine brake bump of a cam of the camshaft so as to perform the engine brake function. Each rocker includes a discharge valve movable in translation with respect to the rocker, adapted to reduce fluid pressure in the chamber.
05/29/14
20140144198
Hot stamping system and method
A system for forming a plurality of hot stamped steel parts for automotive applications includes a furnace with a stack of sealed chambers, each containing an individual heater, for simultaneously heating a plurality of blanks. Each chamber is removable from the furnace, so that if the heater contained therein malfunctions, the heater can be repaired while the other chambers continue to heat the blanks.
05/29/14
20140144026
Ultrahigh-integrity interlocking nut and washer system for trailer axles
An interlocking nut and washer system complies with new standards identified in the society of automotive engineers (sae) recommended practice j2535, setting preload in heavy-duty wheel bearings, and with maintenance recommendations issued by the technology maintenance council (tmc) recommended practice rp618, wheel bearing adjustment procedure. The system includes an improved inner washer, adjustment nut, intermediate washer, and outer nut that interlocks with the intermediate washer following the introduction of an established level of preload force by the adjustment nut.
05/22/14
20140142801
Failsafe communication system and method
Methods and systems for analyzing failsafe conditions. One method includes receiving, at a processor, a message transmitted over a vehicle bus, wherein the message includes a data field.


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