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9035477 Integrated energy generating damper  
A linear energy harvesting device that includes a housing and a piston that moves at least partially through the housing when it is compressed or extended from a rest position. When the piston...
9037347 Vehicle  
Described herein are devices and methods for controlling inclination in a vehicle. In certain aspects, inclination of the vehicle can be controlled with an inclination control processing section...
9026310 Wading depth estimation for a vehicle  
A predictive method of detecting the depth of water ahead of a wading vehicle comprises providing a wading sensor and an attitude sensor on the vehicle, and using this information to estimate the...
9026309 Variable-geometry suspension apparatus and vehicle comprising such apparatus  
A variable-geometry suspension apparatus for a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus having a resiliently compressible member, such as a coil-over damper, an actuator and support structure, such as...
9020698 Suspension system  
A suspension system for a traveling vehicle body is disclosed. The system includes a suspension reference position varying mechanism (18) for varying a reference position of a suspension stroke of...
9008964 Device for road and urban mobility and for solving the problem of traffic congestion  
A device for road and urban mobility and for solving the problem of traffic congestion, installed on a vehicle in order to make traffic flow more fluid in and between cities. The device consists...
9008891 Temperature sensor rationalization  
A method of rationalizing a plurality of temperature sensors associated with a plurality of electrical systems of a vehicle includes: maintaining each of the respective electrical systems of the...
9002578 Vehicle control system  
A vehicle control system configured to judge a vehicle behavior or a driving preference of a driver based on acceleration of the vehicle including at least longitudinal acceleration. An...
8996249 Adaptive active suspension system with road preview  
A method for controlling an active suspension is disclosed. The method includes steps of determining a dimension of a road abnormality ahead of the vehicle; comparing the dimension with a vehicle...
8989963 Method of operating a reactive air suspension system  
A method is provided in which the ride height of a vehicle is automatically increased when an on-board sensor system detects an obstacle within the vehicle's pathway.
8985594 Vehicle  
A spring constant of each of four suspension springs and a shared load on each of four wheels are adjusted so that a sprung resonance frequency corresponding to two front wheels and a sprung...
8983698 In-vehicle apparatus for detecting collision of vehicle  
An in-vehicle apparatus for a vehicle driven by a first driving power source in a first driving mode and driven by a second diving power source in a second driving mode, includes: a collision...
8981918 GAWR exceed warning system for a vehicle  
A warning system for a vehicle having an air suspension system can include an indicator, an event data recorder, and a controller. The controller can be configured to determine a load on a front...
8972087 Vehicle control system  
A vehicle control system includes: a controller that configured to obtain an index on the basis of a running condition of a vehicle and that configured to vary a running characteristic of the...
8972108 Method and apparatus for controlling a semi-active suspension system for motorcycles  
A method and an apparatus for controlling a semi-active suspension system (1) for motorcycles are described. According to the present invention, the damping forces applied to controllable force...
8970142 Control apparatus for linear motor, and linear motor apparatus  
A control apparatus (10) includes a position detection unit (108) which detects a position of a mover of a linear motor (20) based on a change in an output signal from a magnetic sensor (27), a...
8955565 Suspension system for vehicle and tire for vehicle  
Road-going assembly consisting of a vehicle comprising a front axle and a rear axle, and of a set of tires which are mounted on their mounting rim in order to be fitted to the front axle and the...
8954232 Vehicle control system  
A vehicle control system includes a control portion configured to determine a single parameter based on a running condition of a vehicle, and determine control amounts for a plurality of actuators...
8954214 Motor assembly  
A motor assembly comprises an electric power train that is adapted to be connected to a power source and is also adapted to impart a torque to a wheel when the motor assembly is operating. The...
8948968 Surface vehicle vertical trajectory planning  
An active suspension system for a vehicle including elements for developing and executing a trajectory plan responsive to the path on which the vehicle is traveling. The system may include a...
8938333 Active wheel damping  
An active wheel damper. An active suspension damps vertical displacement of an unsprung mass in a frequency range and reduces vertical displacement of a sprung mass in another frequency range.
8935047 Control device for damping-force adjustable damper  
A damping-force-adjustable-damper control device includes a target damping force setting unit which sets target damping force, a stroke position detecting unit which detects a stroke position of...
8935038 Vibration analyzer for vehicle diagnostics  
A vibration analyzer with an integrated sensor and method are provided to sense a vibration in a component of a vehicle. The vibration analyzer includes a three-axis accelerometer, a controller, a...
8935046 Navigation device  
Techniques are described for visualizing a roadway transition along an ascertained route course for a navigation device. In an implementation, the navigation device may include a display and a...
8930074 Apparatus of automatic vehicle suspension system using real-time road contour  
An apparatus of automatic vehicle suspension system is provided. Road conditions are precisely monitored for reducing vibrations of cabin. Uneven road surface is crossed over through fast...
8930075 Control method of an active suspension of a car  
A control method for an active suspension of a vehicle, wherein the determination of an optimal camber angle of the active suspension includes the steps of: estimating the slip angle of the wheel...
8924109 Vibration detection and mitigation in a vehicle  
A method of controlling a vehicle includes detecting vibration in a drivetrain of the vehicle with a fore/aft accelerometer during a launch event. An operating regime of the vehicle is identified...
8918253 Ride performance optimization in an active suspension system  
An active vehicle suspension system includes an active damping mechanism operatively coupled to a vehicle wheel and configured for controlling a damping force applied to the wheel responsive to a...
8914193 Damping force control apparatus  
The magnitude of a linear damping coefficient Cs is set so as to decrease the greater a maximum amplitude value α of an intermediate frequency sprung acceleration is. In the case where a damping...
8909419 Apparatus and method for horn control using touch pattern  
Disclosed is an apparatus and method for outputting horn sounds using a touch pattern. The apparatus includes: a storage unit configured to store horn sounds matched to various touch patterns; a...
8892303 Vehicle control device  
In a vehicle control device, a dynamic characteristics description unit includes a model element simulating dynamic characteristics of motion or deformation of a controlled object. By using the...
8892307 Vehicle axle control method, device and system  
A control method is provided for a vehicle, especially a utility vehicle trailer, that has at least one lifting axle that can be lowered and raised in a controllable manner and/or at least one...
8892280 Sprung mass damping control system of vehicle  
A sprung mass damping control system of a vehicle, which aims to suppress sprung mass vibration generated in a vehicle body of a vehicle provided with at least a motor-generator (first and second...
8892304 Adaptive crash height adjustment using active suspensions  
A vehicle crash safety system includes a pre-crash sensing system configured for gathering and/or receiving target vehicle ride-height data, and at least one actuator operatively coupled to the...
8886403 Suspension system for a bicycle and method of controlling a suspension system  
A suspension system and a method for controlling a suspension system for a muscle-powered two-wheeled vehicle having a damper device with a first damper chamber and a second damper chamber coupled...
8886402 Actively variable shock absorbing strut and system  
Methods and apparatus are provided for an actively variable shock absorbing system for actively controlling the load response characteristics of a shock absorbing strut. In one embodiment the...
8886404 Control system for a motor vehicle with a box body and motor vehicle  
The invention relates to a control system for a motor vehicle, especially for a commercial vehicle that has a box body supportable on a chassis, with at least one detection means generating...
8880292 Device for estimating vehicle body vibration and controller for suppressing vehicle body vibration using same  
A vehicle body vibration estimating device for estimating a vehicle body vibration as a sprung mass of a vehicle where wheels are suspended via a suspension device. The vehicle body vibration...
8874309 Method for acquiring information  
A method for acquiring information from a driving operation of a vehicle, in which first information is acquired with respect to at least one operating state of the vehicle and additional second...
8868294 Adjustable hysteresis circuit for control of air suspension  
This disclosure, and the exemplary embodiments described herein, provides vehicle suspension systems and methods including a plurality of gas springs and an associated height control system. The...
8862334 Vehicle having a device for setting an open position of an upwardly pivotable tailgate, and a method of operating the vehicle  
A vehicle has a device for setting an open position of a tailgate, which can be pivoted upwards and, after an opening command to a first control unit, can be adjusted into a predefined open...
8855856 Vehicle roll control method using controllable friction force of MR dampers  
A system for providing vehicle roll control that controls the friction-force of dampers provided at the wheels of the vehicle. The system includes a lateral acceleration sensor for determining the...
8849513 Modular control system  
A modular control system (500, 510) is disclosed for providing for modular control functions within vehicles. One embodiment of the modular control system (500) includes a driver interface unit...
8849465 System and method for controlling semi-active actuators arranged to minimize vibration in elevator systems  
A method controls a set of semi-active actuators arranged in an elevator system to minimize a vibration of an elevator car. The elevator system is represented with a model of a virtual elevator...
8843274 Suspension device  
A suspension apparatus 1 includes an electric shock absorber 30 having a motor 40 and a ball screw mechanism 35, an electric circuit 101, an inverting amplification circuit 120, and an inertia...
8843273 Bicycle suspension  
A control system for adjusting suspension settings of a bicycle, including a bicycle sensor configured to sense a coasting condition and a non-coasting condition and generate input signals...
8840118 Active suspension with on-demand energy flow  
Various embodiments related to hydraulic actuators and active suspension systems as well as their methods of use are described.
8833775 Electronic control suspension system for vehicles  
An electronic control suspension (ECS) system for vehicles is provided. The ECS system includes a strut assembly which is coupled to a vehicle body, and a lower portion of which is inserted...
8838335 Methods and apparatus for suspension set up  
A method and apparatus are disclosed that assist a user in performing proper setup of a vehicle suspension. A user may utilize a device equipped with an image sensor to assist the user in proper...
8831868 Watercraft automation and aquatic effort data utilization  
Watercraft automation and aquatic data are utilized for aquatic efforts. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the...