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Takao Taniguchi, Shoichi Miyagawa, Kazumasa Tsukamoto, Shigeo Tsuzuki, Satoru Tanaka, Takeshi Inuzuka, Masashi Hattori, Takeshi Hara: Vehicular drive unit. Aisin AW, Oliff & Berridge, December 8, 1998: US05846155 (200 worldwide citation)


A vehicular drive unit having a combustion engine, a motor-generator for converting electric energy coming from a battery into mechanical energy to output the converted mechanical energy or for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy to store the converted electrical energy in the batter ...


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Donald C Miller: Continuously variable transmission. Motion Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 5, 2001: US06241636 (198 worldwide citation)


A continuously variable transmission. The transmission includes a plurality of power adjusters, such as spherical balls, frictionally interposed between a driving and a driven member. The driving and the driven member are each rotatably disposed over a main shaft. The spherical balls are configured ...


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Donald C Miller: Continuously variable transmission. Motion Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 16, 2002: US06419608 (197 worldwide citation)


A continuously variable transmission is disclosed for use in rotationally or linearly powered machines and vehicles. The single axle transmission provides a simple manual shifting method for the user. An additional embodiment is disclosed which shifts automatically dependent upon the rotational spee ...


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Gregory J Marier: V-belt type continuously variable transmission. Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, April 29, 1986: US04585429 (194 worldwide citation)


A V-belt continuously variable transmission in which a V-belt is made to run on a drive pulley having a speed responsive mechanism and a driven pulley having a torque responsive mechanism. The torque responsive mechanism of the driven pulley includes a spring cap slidably mounted on a sleeve to whic ...


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Maurice C Terry Sr: Continuously variable transmission. Curtis Morris & Safford, March 20, 1990: US04909101 (191 worldwide citation)


A continuously variable transmission includes a power input driving a sun gear which in turn drives a plurality of planetary gears. Within each planetary gear is mounted an over-rolling clutch. The planet gear is free to rotate about its raceway in one direction and is locked from rotation in the op ...


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Donald C Miller, David John Allen: Continuously variable transmission. Motion Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 10, 2004: US06689012 (190 worldwide citation)


A continuously variable transmission is disclosed for use in rotationally or linearly powered machines and vehicles. The transmission provides a simple manual shifting method for the user. Further, the practical commercialization of traction roller transmissions requires improvements in the reliabil ...


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Donald C Miller: Continuously variable transmission. Donald C Miller, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 27, 2001: US06322475 (189 worldwide citation)


A continuously variable transmission. The transmission includes a plurality of power adjusters, such as spherical balls, frictionally interposed between a driving and a driven member. The driving and the driven member are each rotatably disposed over a main shaft. The spherical balls are configured ...


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Donald C Miller, David J Allen, Robert A Smithson: Continuously variable transmission. Fallbrook Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 14, 2006: US07011600 (179 worldwide citation)


A variable speed transmission having a plurality of tilting balls and opposing input and output discs is illustrated and described that provides an infinite number of speed combinations over its transmission ratio range. The use of a planetary gear set allows minimum speeds to be in reverse and the ...


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John Paul Papanicolaou: Infinitely and continuously variable transmission system. Galaxy Shipping Enterprises, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, September 19, 2000: US06119539 (176 worldwide citation)


An infinitely and continuously variable transmission system capable of gradually multiplying TORQUE while decreasing RPM and vice-versa. For a given input shaft TORQUE and RPM, the system delivers to the output shaft such increases or reductions in TORQUE with inversely corresponding increases or re ...


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Takashi Imanishi, Hisashi Machida: Dual cavity toroidal type continuously variable transmission. NSK, Shapiro and Shapiro, July 29, 1997: US05651750 (176 worldwide citation)


A toroidal type continuously variable transmission is arranged to support one disc on the input side, facing a pressure device, on the outer circumference of an input shaft through a needle bearing. The other disc on the input side is supported on the input shaft by means of a spline coupling and a ...



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