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9027695 Vehicle-body front structure of vehicle  
A first projection portion projecting outward, in a vehicle width direction, from a front side frame is provided. A front end of the first projection portion is located at the same position, in...
9022158 Four-wheel-drive vehicle and control unit for four-wheel-drive vehicle  
A four-wheel-drive vehicle includes a dog clutch provided between a propeller shaft and an engine, a torque coupling provided between a rear differential and rear wheels, and an ECU that controls...
9016150 Transmission having selectable power transfer shaft  
A vehicle powertrain includes a transaxle configured to drive front wheels and a power take-off unit configured to drive rear wheels through a driveshaft. The power take-off unit includes a...
9010876 Spindle assembly for self-propelled vehicle  
A spindle assembly includes a main housing, a spindle mounted for rotation within the housing, a wheel hub attached to the spindle, a coupling located adjacent to an inner end of the spindle, and...
8986151 Disconnecting rear drive axle for longitudinally arranged powertrains  
A powertrain with a disconnecting rear drive axle generally includes a prime mover including an output that rotates about a rotational axis. A transmission includes an output that rotates about a...
8939248 Utility vehicle transmission controls with common pivot shaft  
Utility vehicle transmission controls include a common pivot shaft extending transversely across at least part of the operator station. The common pivot shaft has an integral collar. A shift lever...
8838306 Method and device for operating a drive unit  
In a method and a device for operating a drive unit, a first output variable of the drive unit is restricted; a setpoint value of a second output variable of the drive unit is specified; and an...
8725376 Vehicle  
A vehicle can be operated in a first drive mode in which a front differential is set to a non-driven state and a rear differential is set to a differential state, a second drive mode in which the...
RE44852 Energy storage type of dual-drive coupled power distribution system  
An energy storage type of dual-drive coupled power distribution system adapted to an all wheel driving (AWD) transportation means having a revolution output end from an internal combustion engine...
8700247 Hybrid engine operation selection strategy for mitigation of driveline disturbance  
A hybrid powertrain includes an engine, an electric machine, and a transmission. A method to control the powertrain includes monitoring operation of the powertrain, determining whether conditions...
8694224 Vehicle yaw rate correction  
A control system or method for a vehicle references a camera and sensors to determine when an offset of a yaw rate sensor may be updated. The sensors may include a longitudinal accelerometer, a...
8689664 Backhoe loader  
A backhoe loader includes a multi-axis transmission that includes: an input shaft to which power is inputted; a front output shaft coupled to a front wheel; a rear output shaft disposed in a...
8670901 Brake and steer-by-braking (SFB) pedal arrangement for tractors  
A brake and steer-by-braking pedal arrangement for tractors includes a right pedal and a left pedal operating synchronously or diachronically; and at least one hydraulic or pneumatic circuit...
8640811 Frame-steered vehicle and a method for controlling a frame-steered vehicle  
A frame-steered vehicle includes a powertrain configured to provide drive torque to a transverse axle in a front vehicle section and at least one transverse axle in a rear vehicle section. At...
8622164 Control apparatus for four-wheel drive vehicle, four-wheel drive vehicle, and control method  
When a count value concerning with the travel of the vehicle in a two-wheel drive state reaches or exceeds a predetermined value, the state of drive in a transfer is temporarily switched to a...
8584785 Motor vehicle with disconnectable all-wheel drive system  
A vehicle with a primary driveline that is configured to distribute rotary power to a first set of vehicle wheels and a power transmitting device that can be selectively operated to transmit...
8571758 Continuous correction for steering wheel angle offset  
A system and method of continuously updating a steering wheel angle offset value to adapt to changing road conditions. A vehicle control system receives a plurality of vehicle parameter values...
8554441 Phasing of traction control based on vehicle speed and road slope  
A traction control system and methodology that utilize a phase-out and phase-in of maximum drive torque and/or a regenerative brake torque based on vehicle speed and road slope.
8548705 Method for controlling an automated clutch  
A method for controlling an automated clutch, which comprises a hydraulic clutch actuating system having a hydrostatic actuator, the pressure of which is detected. The method includes using the...
8534409 Drivetrain for a vehicle and method of controlling same  
A vehicle drivetrain can include a primary pair of drive wheels and a secondary pair of drive wheels and can be selectively switched between a two-wheel drive mode and a four-wheel drive mode....
8483921 Two/four-wheel drive mode shift controller for traction-transmitting part time four-wheel drive vehicle and method for controlling the same  
[Problem] A two-wheel→four-wheel drive switching for a traction-transmitting part time four-wheel drive vehicle in which a gear clutch for separating one of auxiliary driving wheels from a drive...
8473160 Device for detecting steering operation force  
A steering operation force detection device for a steering wheel including a steering wheel rim having a right-side rim section and a left-side rim section. The device includes load cells that...
8459395 Switching device of a driving power transmission system and an off-road vehicle  
A switching device of a driving power transmission system equipped in an off-road vehicle, including a switching lever configured to switch driving power transmission of the driving power...
8401748 Method and device for influencing the traction force during shifting operations of a manual transmission in vehicles  
In a method for influencing the traction force during shifting operations of a manual transmission in vehicles having at least two drive axles, the drive system of the first axle is activated in...
8382633 Axle shaft disconnect assembly  
A drive axle assembly comprises a carrier member having a trunnion outwardly extending from the carrier member, an output shaft axially outwardly extending from the carrier member, a differential...
8364360 Motor vehicle with insertable four-wheel drive  
A motor vehicle with insertable four-wheel drive, including an engine having a crankshaft, a pair of main driving wheels constantly connected to the crankshaft by interposition of a gearbox...
8353379 Optionally connectable four-wheel drive vehicle  
An optionally connectable four-wheel drive vehicle having: an engine having a drive shaft; two main drive wheels; a main power train permanently connecting the drive shaft to the main drive wheels...
8335602 System and method for controlling a hybrid power propulsion unit for a permanent four wheel drive mode operation  
A system for controlling a power propulsion unit of a hybrid type for a four-wheel-drive automotive vehicle that includes at least one electric motor part and at least one thermal engine part...
8316738 Compact transfer case with beveloid gearset  
A power transmission device for a four-wheel drive vehicle having a power source and first and second drivelines includes an input shaft adapted to be driven by the power source. A first output...
8313407 Power take-off unit with active coupling and hypoid disconnect system  
A vehicle drive train for transferring torque to first and second sets of wheels includes a first driveline adapted to transfer torque to the first set of wheels and a first power disconnection...
8234955 Power transfer unit with disconnecting input shaft  
A power transfer unit assembly for a vehicle is provided comprising a first input shaft providing rotational drive. A second input shaft is in communication with a gear train assembly which is in...
8235158 Electronic device having wheels and wheel thereof  
A wheel includes a main body, a tire, a movable fixing pin, an electromagnet, and an elastic member. The tire is sleeved on the main body and defines a fixing hole. The tire is operable to rotate...
8215440 Drive train for a vehicle with connectable secondary axle  
A drive train of a vehicle is disclosed which comprises a permanently driven primary axle and a secondary axle connectable to the primary axle via a switch-on device with a switch-on mechanism,...
8219308 Monowheel type vehicle  
An engine-propelled monowheel vehicle comprises two wheels, close together, that circumscribe the remainder of the vehicle. When the vehicle is moving forward, the closely spaced wheels act as a...
8157034 Vehicle assembly with independent electric wheel motors for electric hybrid vehicles  
A vehicle drive assembly is provided. The vehicle drive assembly includes an engine, a transmission operably coupled with the engine, an output shaft operably coupled with the transmission, a...
8157072 Transfer case with clutch actuator  
A transfer case for selectively coupling a secondary driveline with a primary driveline comprises: a first output shaft; a second output shaft; a clutch assembly disposed at the second output...
8152672 Differential assembly including differential lock and blocking member  
A differential assembly includes an axle, a differential, a differential lock, a blocking member, and a pump. The differential is coupled with the axle and configured to facilitate operation of...
8132638 Rear drive module wheel disconnect  
A wheel disconnect system is provided including a rear drive module and a constant velocity joint housing. The rear drive module includes a housing, at least one actuator, and at least one dog...
8091451 Power divider for motor vehicles comprising a controlled friction coupling  
The invention relates to a power divider for motor vehicles, comprising a housing (1), a primary shaft (2) having a drive connection to a first driven axis, a controlled friction coupling (4) and...
8078373 Vehicle dynamics prediction with lane/path information using a preview-correction-prediction approach  
A method for predicting the dynamics of a vehicle using information about the path on which the vehicle is travelling that has particular application for enhancing active safety performance of the...
8055415 Method for blocking wheels of a hybrid vehicle when stopped and associated transmission device  
The invention essentially relates to a method for blocking wheels of a vehicle when stopped in which a transmission device (1) is placed between an output (2) of a heat engine (3) and a wheel (5)...
8055420 Vehicle control device  
A main controller calculates permissible driving forces of individual wheels from a road-surface friction coefficient, ground loads of the individual wheels, and lateral forces of the individual...
8047323 Motor vehicle with disconnectable all-wheel drive system  
A vehicle with primary and secondary drivelines and a power take-off unit (PTU). The primary driveline has a first differential that is configured to distribute power to a first set of wheels. The...
8047322 Optionally connectable four-wheel drive vehicle  
An optionally connectable four-wheel drive vehicle provided with an engine having a drive shaft, two main drive wheels, a main power train permanently connecting the drive shaft to the main drive...
8042642 Motor vehicle with disconnectable all-wheel drive system  
A vehicle with a primary driveline that is configured to distribute rotary power to a first set of vehicle wheels, a power transmitting device and a secondary driveline that is configured to...
7992668 Low-angle spline coupling for power transmission units  
A power transmission device for a four-wheel drive vehicle includes an input shaft adapted to be driven by a power source. A first output shaft is rotatable about a first axis and adapted to...
7984777 Vehicle assembly with independent electric wheel motors for electric hybrid vehicles  
A vehicle drive assembly is provided. The vehicle drive assembly includes an engine, a transmission operably coupled with the engine, an output shaft operably coupled with the transmission, a...
7979188 Method for activating and deactivating the four-wheel drive of service and working vehicles without interactive differential locks  
A method for activating and deactivating the four-wheel drive of a service or a working vehicle not having interaxle differential locks. According to the method, the activation and deactivation of...
7975796 Reduced friction differential disconnect for a motor vehicle  
An axle disconnect system for selectively connecting or disconnecting a wheel-side shaft and a differential-side shaft having a common axis of rotation in a drivetrain of a motor vehicle. In the...
7954586 ATV engine power output conversion mechanism  
Disclosed is an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) engine power output conversion mechanism, which is characterized primarily by linking a first transmission assembly to the output terminal of the engine,...