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Rotating-body driving device and image forming apparatus

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A rotating-body driving device that includes a rotating body; a driving source; a reduction gear that includes an output shaft and a gear rotating at a non-integer ratio of rotation period to a rotation period of the output shaft, and the reduction gear reducing rotation speed of the driving source; a pulse-signal generating unit; a pulse-count storage unit; a speed-fluctuation storage unit that stores therein a rotation speed fluctuation of the output shaft; and a driving-source control unit. The driving-source control unit detects the speed fluctuation information associated with the accumulated number of pulse signals from the speed-fluctuation storage unit, and performs for the driving source a feedforward control to set off the rotation speed fluctuation.



Device with multiple reduction gear transmission between a drive shaft and a pair of propellers coaxial with this shaft

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A transmission to drive two propellers through a single shaft comprises several, generally three planetary gear systems, each of which comprises one principal element directly supported on fixed surrounding structures that resist cantilever forces, support the rotating bodies and carry fluid and electrical cable ducts to control the operation of the downstream propeller elsewhere than through the central shaft of the machine in which the volume is reduced.



Planetary roller gear drive

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A planetary roller gear drive with a spindle nut (1) that is arranged on a threaded spindle (2) and with planets (3) that are arranged distributed around the periphery and are in rolling engagement with the spindle nut (1) and the threaded spindle (2). The planets (3) revolve on planetary orbits (P) that are arranged perpendicular to the spindle axis and the planets (3) are each divided into multiple planet parts arranged one behind the other in the axial direction.



Multi-speed transmission

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A transmission is provided having an input member, an output member, at least four planetary gear sets, a plurality of coupling members and a plurality of torque transmitting devices. Each of the planetary gear sets includes first, second and third members. The torque transmitting devices include clutches and brakes actuatable in combinations of three to establish a plurality of forward gear ratios and at least one reverse gear ratio.



Multi-speed transmission

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A transmission is provided having an input member, an output member, at least four planetary gear sets, a plurality of coupling members and a plurality of torque transmitting devices. Each of the planetary gear sets includes first, second and third members. The torque transmitting devices include clutches and brakes actuatable in combinations of three to establish a plurality of forward gear ratios and at least one reverse gear ratio.



Speed changing apparatus

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A speed changing apparatus includes a planet gear set having a sun gear, planet pinions, a planet pinion carrier and a ring gear mounted inside a rotary sleeve. The sun gear is driven by a D.C. motor to rotate in either of two opposed rotary directions. Clutch arrangements are operative to lock one of either the carrier arm or the ring gear to a rotationally fixed component and to drivingly couple the other of the carrier arm and the ring gear to the sleeve ring depending on the direction of rotation of the motor. Different gear ratios are selected by reversing the direction of rotation of the motor whilst the sleeve ring is always driven in same direction. The speed change apparatus may be part of a hub of an electric vehicle in which the sleeve ring is a hub shell and the apparatus is mounted about an axle.



Multi-speed gearbox

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Multi-stage transmission comprising four gear sets, shafts and shift elements. Sun of first set is connected to eighth shaft connected to sun of second set and is connectable, via third clutch, to drive shaft. Drive shaft is connectable, via first clutch, to fourth shaft connected to ring of first set and is couplable, via first brake, to the housing. Drive shaft is connectable, via second clutch, to seventh shaft connected to carrier of second set and being connectable, via fourth clutch, to third shaft which is connectable to ring of third set. Sixth shaft is connected to ring of second set and carrier of fourth set. Sun of third set is coupled to housing. Fifth shaft is connected to carrier of first set and sun of fourth set and is couplable, via second brake, to housing. Output shaft is connected to carrier of third set and ring of fourth set.



Multi-ratio transmission

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A multi-stage transmission with eight forward and one reverse gear, including drive and output shafts, planetary gearsets, gear stage, shift elements and shafts. The drive shaft couples the carrier of gearset (P1) and can couple shaft (5) via clutch (15). Shaft (5) couples the ring and sun gears of respective gearsets (P2, P3). The ring gear of gearset (P1) couples shaft (6), which couples the sun gear of gearset (P2). Shaft (3) couples the sun gear of gearset (P1) and the ring gear of gearset (P3) and can couple the housing via brake (03). The carrier of gearset (P2) couples shaft (4), which can couple the output shaft via gear stage (S1) and clutch (24). The carrier of gearset (P3) couples shaft (7), which can couple the output shaft via gear stage (S2) and clutch (27), and clutch (46, 56, 45) engages to block gearset (P2).



Flow-formed differential case assembly

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A differential case assembly includes a differential case and a pinless gear assembly. The differential case has an open end and a side wall with an interior surface. The pinless gear assembly includes a retainer insert and a side gear with a shaft extending outwardly therefrom. The retainer insert is disposed adjacent the interior surface of the side wall. The retainer insert defines at least a portion of an aperture that receives an end of the shaft to align the gear assembly within the differential case.



Electric drive for a motor vehicle

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electric drive for a motor vehicle comprising an electric motor and a drive unit is disclosed. The drive unit has a first gear stage, driveable by the electric motor, a second gear stage, driveable by the first gear stage, and a differential drive, driveable by the second gear stage. The first gear stage has a driving wheel and an output wheel, wherein the driving wheel is arranged coaxially to the output shaft of the electric motor and is rotatingly driveable by the electric motor around a first rotational axis A. The output wheel is drivingly connected to the driving wheel and is rotatingly driveable around a second rotational axis B, wherein the second rotational axis B is arranged parallel off-set to the first rotational axis A. The second gear stage and the differential drive are arranged coaxially to the second rotational axis B.



Electric vehicle driving system

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electric vehicle driving system includes an energy-storage apparatus (1), a first motor (2), a speed regulating motor (3) and a single row planetary mechanism. Said first motor (2) and said speed regulating motor (3) are connected electrically to the energy-storage apparatus (1). The single row planetary mechanism includes a sun gear (4), a gear ring (5) and a planetary carries (6) with planetary gears (7). The planetary gears (7) in the planetary carrier (6) mesh the gear ring (5) and the sun gear (4) separately. The output axle of the first motor (2) is connected to the gear ring (5), and the output axle of the speed regulating motor (3) is connected to the sun gear (4) by a brake (8). The invention takes the speed regulating motor and the single row planetary mechanism instead of the gearbox in a transmission driving system, and achieves a simple and compact structure, easy assemble, light weight, and low manufacturing cost. With the speed regulation of the speed regulating motor, the first motor works in high efficiency speed range, which increases energy utilization rate and endurance mileage.



Powered dispensing tool

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A powered dispensing tool includes a housing, a motor at least partially positioned within the housing, a rack operably coupled to the motor for powered translation, and a transmission selectively operably coupling the motor and the rack. The transmission includes an output shaft rotatable in response to rotation of the motor, and an output member drivably coupled to the rack and supported on the output shaft for relative rotation therewith. The transmission also includes a clutch member coupled for co-rotation with the output shaft and movable along the output shaft between a first position, in which the clutch member is engaged with the output member for transferring torque from the output shaft to the output member, and a second position, in which the clutch member is disengaged from the output member to inhibit torque transfer between the output shaft and the output member.



Transmission-integrated electromechanical device

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A transmission assembly for use in a motor vehicle is provided. The transmission assembly has a case for housing components of the transmission and an electromechanical device operable to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy. The electromechanical device is disposed within the transmission case. The case may have a main housing portion and a bell housing portion, with the electromechanical device housed in the main housing portion, in some variations. A transmission shaft may be rotatably supported within the case and configured to be connected to an engine of the motor vehicle. A connecting device may continuously interconnect the electromechanical device with the transmission shaft.



Dual electric driving device and inner speed shifting dual electric motor with clutching and speed reducing driving device thereof

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A dual electric driving device, comprising: a main driving motor including a driving rotary shaft, with a shifting transmission gear being mounted on the front end of the driving rotary shaft; an outputting module being correspondingly mounted on the shifting transmission gear, the outputting module including a shifting driving shaft being rotatable by a driving force of the shifting transmission gear; a clutching and speed reducing driving device being correspondingly sleeved onto the back end of the driving rotary shaft of the main driving motor and coaxially rotatable by being engaged with the driving rotary shaft in one single direction; and an accessory driving motor including a driving shaft, the driving shaft being correspondingly mounted through the clutching and speed reducing driving device, and further being able to push the driving rotary shaft in one single direction to rotate by driving the clutching and speed reducing driving device.



Flywheel assembly for a turbocharger

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A flywheel assembly for a turbocharger a rotatable flywheel shaft that is separate from a turbocharger shaft, and a flywheel body coupled to the flywheel shaft. A flywheel sensor determines a flywheel operating parameter and supplies a flywheel feedback signal indicative of the flywheel operating parameter, and a flywheel clutch selectively couples the flywheel shaft to the turbocharger shaft. A controller operates the flywheel clutch based on the flywheel feedback signal. The flywheel shaft and flywheel body may be disposed in a flywheel housing that is separate and spaced from a turbocharger housing.



Motor drive assembly for a vehicle and a motor vehicle

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A motor drive assembly can prevent a two-way roller clutch of the current speed ratio and a two-way roller clutch of the next speed ratio from engaging simultaneously, and includes a first-speed friction plate formed with engaging protrusions on the first-speed side, and a shift ring formed with engaging recesses. While the shift ring is in a first-speed shift position SP1f, the engaging protrusions are adapted to be engaged in the engaging recesses, thereby preventing rotation of the shift ring relative to the first-speed friction plate. The shift ring is provided with projections on its inner periphery. The drive assembly further includes an annular protrusion formed with cutouts. When the projections are axially and circumferentially displaced from the respective cutouts, the projections are adapted to interfere with the annular protrusion, thereby preventing axial movement of the shift ring between the first-speed shift position SP1f and a second-speed shift position SP2f.



Backlash-free planetary gear unit with planet carriers preloaded relative to each other

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a backlash-free planetary gear unit with a sun gear and with a ring gear, which mesh with at least one first planet gear of a planetary stage, wherein the planetary stage comprises a first planet carrier on which the first planet gear is rotatably mounted, wherein there is furthermore at least one second planet gear in the planetary stage that also meshes with the ring gear and the sun gear, wherein the at least one second planet gear is rotatably supported at a second planet carrier of the planetary stage, wherein the two planet carriers are in the circumferential direction of the sun gear preloaded relative to each another such that also the at least one first planet gear is preloaded relative to the at least one second planet gear in the circumferential direction of the sun gear.



Vehicle starter and overload-protection and damper device

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An overload-protection and damper device for a vehicle starter is disclosed, the starter comprising an electric motor and a planetary-gear type speed reducing mechanism coupled with an output shaft of the electric motor. The overload-protection and damper device comprises a ring gear of the speed reducing mechanism, the ring gear having an outer circumference of a frusto-conical shape and defining an axial direction, a holder ring for receiving the ring gear therein, the holder ring having an inner circumference of a frusta-conical shape, with the outer circumference having a cone angle which is substantially equal to that of the inner circumference, and an elastic element applying an axial pushing force to the ring gear towards the holder ring so that the outer circumference biases against the inner circumference, forming a frictional fit therebetween. An increased maximum output torque can be provided by a simple structure.



Automatic transmission

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An automatic transmission (11) includes a planetary gear set (PS), first to third clutches (C-1 to C-3), first to third brakes (B-1 to B-3), and a counter gear (100) that outputs shifted rotation. The counter gear (100) is placed axially on one side of the planetary gear set (PS), and the second brake (B-2) is placed axially on the opposite side from of the counter gear (100) from the planetary gear set (PS). The second brake (B-2) that does not make higher speed rotation than other clutches and brakes can thus be separated from the planetary gear set (PS), and other clutches and brakes and the counter gear (100) are arranged near the planetary gear set (PS). Thus, members having a large thickness are reduced in length, whereby the automatic transmission is made compact and reduced in weight.



Multi-speed planetary vehicle transmission

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A multi-gear planetary transmission for a vehicle having four planetary gearsets (RS1, RS2, RS3, RS4), a plurality of shafts (I, II III, IV, V, VI, VII VIII, IX) and six shifting elements (A, B, C, D, E, F) which can be actuated to obtain a plurality of gears. At least the fourth planetary gearset (RS4) is a plus planetary gearset, the first shaft (I) is the drive input (An) which is connected to the planetary carrier (PT1) of the first planetary gearset (RS1) and to the third shifting element (C). The second shaft (II) is the drive output (Ab) which is connected at least to the ring gear (HO4) of the fourth planetary gearset (RS4). For each gear, at least four of the shifting elements (A, B, C, D, E, F) are engaged.



Vehicular automatic transmission

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A vehicular automatic transmission includes three single pinion planetary gear sets and a plurality of engagement elements. A plurality of gears is selectively established by three of the plurality of engagement elements being engaged and three of the plurality of engagement elements being released. One of the plurality of engagement elements is a dedicated reverse engagement element that is engaged when a reverse gear is established and is released when a forward gear is established.



Differential gear

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A differential gear having a gear housing, an epicyclic gear housing which is arranged in the gear housing in a manner allowing rotation about a gear axis, a planetary carrier which is arranged in the epicyclic gear housing coaxial to the gear axle, a first output sun gear, a second output sun gear, a planetary arrangement accommodated in the planetary carrier for the purpose of coupling the two output sun gears in a manner allowing rotation in opposite directions, a brake device having a brake disk pack for the purpose of generating a coupling torque which couples the planetary carrier to the epicyclic gear housing, and an actuating mechanism for the purpose of generating an axial force which engages the brake device. The planetary arrangement comprises multiple revolving planets which as such are able to rotate about planetary axes which are oriented parallel to the gear axle.



Torque transmission arrangement for a motor vehicle

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A torque transmission arrangement for a motor vehicle has a drive element (4) and at least one output element connected to one another via a transmission (6) and a shift clutch arrangement (8). The shift clutch arrangement (8) has an actuator (40) that moves a first clutch element (32) axially in the direction of a second clutch element (34) via a displacement element (42, 44) in such a way that a positive connection can be produced between the drive element (4) and the output element. The first clutch element (32) bears via an axial bearing arrangement (50) against the displacement element (42, 44) as seen in the axial direction. The axial bearing arrangement (50) has a rolling bearing (58) and a bearing disk element (62) directed toward the first clutch element (32).



Transfer case with stationary low range planetary

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A transfer case (10) includes an input shaft (12), first and second output shafts (14, 16) and a planetary gearset (18) having a sun gear (74), a ring gear (70), a carrier (84, 90) and a pinion gear (78) meshingly engaged with the sun and ring gears. A range actuator (20) includes first, second and third range sleeves (22, 24, 26) abutted in series being axially translatable between a first position (H) to provide a drive connection between the input shaft (12) and the first output shaft (14), a second position (HL) providing a direct drive ratio connection between the input shaft (12) and the first output shaft (14) as well as the input shaft (12) and a second output shaft (16), and a third position (L) to provide a reduced speed drive ratio connection between the input shaft (12) and the first output shaft (14) as well as the input shaft (12) and the second output shaft (16). The gears of the planetary gearset (18) are not driven when the range sleeves are at the first and second positions.



Window treatment operating apparatus with cycloidal drive

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus for selectively activating a window treatment includes an input member, such as a pulley activated by a bead chain, an output member such as a sleeve activating a mandrel, a stationary guard for mounting the window treatment and a rotor. The rotor, pulley, and stationary base are coupled to form a cycloid drive, wherein rotation of the pulley causes the rotor to precess with respect to the pulley.



Speed reduction mechanism and motor torque transmission apparatus including the same

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A speed reduction mechanism includes a bearing mechanism arranged on an axis of an output mechanism and including ball bearings that are arranged in parallel with each other in an axial direction of a differential case. The differential case is rotatably supported by the ball bearings of the bearing mechanism such that the entirety of an outer periphery of one of the ball bearings faces an inner periphery of a first housing element that accommodates the differential case and that is made of a material having a stiffness lower than a stiffness of a material of a rotation force applying member, and the entirety of an outer periphery of the other one of the ball bearings faces an inner periphery of the rotation force applying member.



Direct drive transmission decoupler

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An electric drive module for use in electric vehicles includes an electric traction motor, a geared reduction unit driven by the electric motor, a differential unit interconnecting a pair of axleshafts to a pair of wheels, and a disconnect mechanism for selectively coupling and uncoupling the geared reduction unit and the differential unit. The disconnect mechanism is configured to normally couple the geared reduction unit to the differential unit. The disconnect mechanism uncouples the geared reduction unit from the differential unit to prevent peak torque transients and torque reversals between the electric motor and the wheels.



Drive unit having a transmission

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A drive unit having a transmission, which has an input axis and an output axis, which are arranged parallel to one another and spaced apart. In a drive unit of this kind, provision is made for the transmission to be designed as a cartridge which forms a unit and is connected to a support element forming a component part of the drive unit. A drive unit embodied in this way allows quick and easy mounting of the transmission while allowing for the required transmission forces and transmission torques of the transmission. Moreover, the transmission can be embodied in a space-saving way.



Planetary gear for transmitting a driving torque in a vehicle, and drive unit comprising the planetary gear

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A planetary gear and a drive unit having the planetary gear, the planetary gear being characterized by very good integratability. For this purpose, a planetary gear (5) for transmitting a drive torque in a vehicle is proposed, having a first sun wheel attachment (12a) and a second sun wheel attachment (12b), each of the sun wheel attachments (12a, b) being coupled to a shaft (2a, b) in a rotationally fixed manner, and the sun wheel attachments (12a, b) being rotatable relative to one another, and the sun wheel attachments (12a, b) being situated in an overlapping area (11), overlapping in the radial direction.



Drive device for hybrid electric vehicle

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A drive device for a hybrid electric vehicle includes a power splitting gear set including a first planetary gear set having three rotatable elements of a first sun gear, a first ring gear and a first pinion carrier, and first and second motors/generators. An input shaft is connectable with the first ring gear. The output shaft is connected with the first pinion carrier. The first motor/generator is connected with the first sun gear. The second motor/generator is connectable with the output shaft and the first ring gear. The first ring gear is capable of being fixed to a stationary part.



Control valve body with integrated pump for automatic transmissions

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An integrated control valve body and hydraulic pump for an automatic transmission includes a control valve body having a plurality of control valves and passageways and an internal cavity having an inlet and an outlet, a pump rotor received within the internal cavity and having a plurality of radially and axially extending slots, radially moveable vanes and a shaft, and a device for transferring drive energy from a drive shaft extending between an output of a torque converter and an input of the transmission to the shaft of the hydraulic pump. The device for transferring drive energy may be a pair of chain sprockets and a chain, a pair of spur or helical gears or other inter-axis power transfer components and may affect a speed increase or reduction.



Fitting for a vehicle seat

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A fitting for a vehicle seat is disclosed, in particular for a motor vehicle seat. First and second fitting parts are geared with one another via a meshing gearwheel and gear rim. A peripheral eccentric is driven by a drive element for driving a relative rolling movement of the gearwheel and the gear rim, and the first fitting part receives the eccentric which is supported on the second fitting part. A blocking element blocks the eccentric in the non-driven state of the fitting via toothing on the first fitting part, and releases the eccentric when driven. The gear rim is formed on the first fitting part and the gearwheel is formed on the second fitting part.



Evacuated transmission case

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A vehicle transmission includes at least one rotatable component and is disposed in an environment at a first pressure. A transmission housing includes a sump portion disposed near a bottom portion of the transmission housing, where the transmission housing substantially encloses the at least one rotatable component. A hydraulic fluid is disposed at least partially in the sump portion of the transmission housing and a vacuum source is in pneumatic communication with the transmission housing. The vacuum source at least partially evacuates a gas from the transmission housing so that an interior of the transmission housing is at a second pressure. The at least one rotatable component is partially exposed to a gas at the second pressure and partially submerged in the hydraulic fluid when the transmission is under a predetermined dynamic load.



Robotic apparatus for minimally invasive surgery

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A robotic arm especially suited for laparoscopic surgery, having a torsional joint and a flexural joint forming serially arranged joints is described. The joints provide respective degrees of freedom for the arm, which further receives drive means for such joints. The robotic arm also has transmission means placed between the drive means have and the joints. The transmission means a first and a second assembly of three gear wheels, preferably conical gear wheels, and a train of three additional gear wheels, preferably straight-cut gear wheels, which couple the first and second assembly to form a differential mechanism.



Modular gear unit for a wind turbine

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A planetary gear unit (21) of a gearbox of a wind turbine comprising a sun gear (27), planet gears (25, 25′), a ring gear (24), a planet carrier (29) and an outer casing (31); the ring gear (24) being mounted on the outer casing (31); the planet carrier (29) comprising a bogie plate (35) where planet gears (25, 25′) are rotatably mounted on planet shafts (41); the planet carrier (29) comprising a main body (51) and a backplate (53) which can be joined/disjoined to the main body (51) for facilitating the assembly/disassembly of the planetary gear unit (21); the planet carrier (29) being rotatably mounted on said outer casing (31) by means of a first bearing (72) in contact with said main body (51) at the rotor side and by means of a second bearing (73) in contact with said backplate (53) at the generator side.



Multi ratio drive

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A multi ratio drive including a first drive chain having a first drive chain engaged state and a first drive chain disengaged state; and a second drive chain having a second drive chain engaged state and a second drive chain disengaged state. The first drive chain drives the axle with a first gear ratio between the drive shaft and the axle when the first drive chain is in the first drive chain engaged state and the second drive chain is in the second drive chain disengaged state; the second drive chain drives the axle with a second gear ratio between the drive shaft and the axle when the second drive chain is in the second drive chain engaged state and the first drive chain is in the first drive chain disengaged state; and the first gear ratio is different from the second gear ratio.



Multi-speed transmission with an engine start/stop enabler

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A transmission includes an input member, an output member, four planetary gear sets, and a plurality of torque transmitting mechanisms that are selectively engageable to establish at least ten forward speed ratios and at least one reverse speed ratio between the input member and the output member. The transmission further includes one or more locking mechanisms that engage one or more of the plurality of torque transmitting mechanisms during a start/stop event.



Disconnecting axle assembly

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An axle assembly having an axle housing assembly having a carrier housing and first and second end caps that are mounted to the carrier housing. The first end cap cooperates with the carrier housing to define a differential cavity for receipt of a differential assembly, while the second end cap cooperates with the carrier housing to define a clutch cavity for receipt of a clutch. A spindle drivingly couples a first output of the differential with an input of the clutch member. A first output member is coupled for rotation with a second output of the differential and a second output member is coupled for rotation with an output of the clutch. The spindle is received through a tubular portion of carrier housing.



Power transfer unit shaft input

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A power transfer unit assembly for a vehicle. The power transfer unit includes a housing, an internal variable speed differential positioned within the housing, a first front side shaft rotatively connected to the differential, a second front side shaft rotatively connected to the differential, an input shaft interconnected to at least one of the first and second side shafts, and at least one shifting mechanism for engaging at least one of the first and second shafts with at least one mode selection gear set. Engagement of the mode selection gear set transfers torque through the input shaft to selectively engage with a second gear set interconnected to a power transfer final drive unit assembly having an internal variable speed differential.



Device for controlling automatic transmission and method for controlling same

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A device for controlling an automatic transmission includes: a position detection means for detecting a shift position; a vehicle speed detection means for detecting a vehicle speed; a rotation frequency detection means for detecting an input rotation frequency of the automatic transmission; and a control means for, when the shift position has been switched from a parking position or a neutral position to a driving position, making a determination about switching from stopped-state control to running-state control based on the vehicle speed after a physical amount indicating a state of the automatic transmission becomes equal to or larger than a predetermined value, the stopped-state control being control for a hydraulic pressure supplied to engaging elements based on the input rotation frequency of the automatic transmission, and the running-state control being control for the hydraulic pressure supplied to the engaging elements without using the input rotation frequency of the automatic transmission.



Control apparatus for automatic transmission

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A control apparatus for an automatic transmission including three frictional engagement elements is configured to set engagement pressures of first and second frictional engagement elements at the time when a predetermined shift speed is established such that a torque capacity of a third frictional engagement element becomes smaller than torque capacities of the first and second frictional engagement elements in the case where an engagement pressure is generated in the third frictional engagement element at the time when the predetermined shift speed is established.



Hydraulic regeneration apparatus

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A hydraulic motor/pump regenerator system for recovering energy from the moving vehicle having high efficiency and precise control, thereby allowing the maximum amount of energy to be recovered and reused, is described. Three, fixed-displacement pump/motors are used to enable the system to recover and reapply energy at efficiencies expected to be above 70% in most circumstances. The invention is not limited to the use of three fixed displacement hydraulic units since using more units may in some drive cycles further improve efficiency. By selecting an appropriate combination of pump/motor units for providing the driveshaft torque required by the driver, embodiments of the present invention generate high recovery efficiency at any speed.



Electric tracklaying gear and use thereof for a self-propelled working machine

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to an electric tracklaying gear and the use thereof for a self-propelled working machine, preferably for a construction or earth-moving machine or a surface mining machine such as Surface Miner, which includes an endlessly circulating track chain which can be driven by a crawler drive that is arranged inside the path of circulation of the track chain. It is proposed to associate a cooling device with a closed fluid cooling circuit to the electric motor of the crawler drive arranged in the interior of the path of circulation of the track chain. Due to the high thermal capacity of a suitable cooling fluid such as oil or water-glycol mixture small volumetric flow rates in the fluid cooling circuit and hence small conduit cross-sections are sufficient. On the other hand, due to the closed formation of the fluid cooling circuit any dust input into the crawler drive and also any generation of dust by exhaust air can be avoided.



Machine tool, in particular handheld machine tool

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A power tool, in particular a hand-held power tool, preferably embodied as a cordless screwdriver, is equipped with a torque limiting unit in which the release torque is settable by way of a locking brace that is equipped with a spring brace for locking elements that abut axially against parts of a planetary drive, in particular the ring gear thereof or the planet carrier thereof as a last gear stage, the spring elements of the spring brace and the locking elements being located with a radial offset from one another.



Control for managing actuator output pressure applied to a torque transmitting mechanism of a multi-speed transmission

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method for managing torque transmitting mechanism actuator output pressure under low supply pressure conditions is provided. The method is executable to control engagement of a torque transmitting mechanism during such conditions.



High efficient and high power plane centric gear unit

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A plane centric gear unit has a circumferentially floating ring gear 1. Both ends of the ring gear 1 are respectively fixed with cloth boards 3 equipped with hollow shaft sleeves 4; the reaction forces of the ring gear 1 and external gear 2 are equal and in opposite directions, and act on inner ring bearings 7 of the hollow shaft sleeves 4 on the same straight line; the outer ring bearings 8 of the hollow shaft sleeves 4 are unloaded, therefore the sum of the bearing reaction forces is reduced, the total transmission efficiency and power reaches above 97% and tens of thousands KW grade, the noises are lower, the gear surface contact pressure is about 1/10 of the external mesh pair, the gear surface contact life is increased by 1000 times than the external mesh pair, and the total weight is reduced by 2˜3 times.



Multi-ratio transmission

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A multi-stage transmission with eight forward and one reverse gear, including input and output shafts, planetary gearsets, gear stages, shift elements and shafts. Input shaft couples the carrier of gearset (P1) and, via clutch (15), can couple shaft (5) that couples the ring and sun gears respectively of gearsets (P2, P3). The ring gear of gearset (P1) couples shaft (6), which couples the sun gear of gearset (P2). Shaft (3) couples the sun gear of gearset (P1), can couple the housing via brake (03), and can couple shaft (8), which couples the ring gear of gearset (P3). The carrier of gearset (P2) couples shaft (4), which can couple the output shaft (2) via gear stage (S1) and clutch (24). The carrier of gearset (P3) couples shaft (7), which couples gear stage (S2), which couples the output shaft. A clutch (46, 56 or 45) can engage to block gearset (P2).



Automatic transmission assembly

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A transmission includes gearsets each including rotating members, a support held against rotation, brake servos located in the support, brakes each actuated by one of the brake servos for producing a connection between the support and a respective gearset member, a housing, clutch servos located in the housing, and clutches each actuated by one of the clutch servos for producing a drive connection between the housing and a respective gearset member.



Hypoid gear set for drive axle

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A hypoid gear set for a vehicle drivetrain includes a pinion gear in meshing engagement with a ring gear. The hypoid gear set has a negative pinion offset. The hypoid pinion and ring gears provide a predetermined gear ratio that can be varied up to a fifty percent faster ratio within a single carrier packaging envelope defined by a maximum ring gear diameter.



Axle assembly having differential assembly with inverted differential bearings

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An axle assembly having a carrier housing, a pair of axle tubes, a differential case, a pair of differential bearings and a pair of bearing adjusters. The carrier housing includes a cavity, which is configured to receive the differential case, and a pair of axle tubes that are mounted to the carrier housing. The differential case includes bearing bores into which the outer races of the differential bearings are received. The bearing adjusters are threaded to the carrier housing and support the differential bearings on a side opposite the differential case.