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Inventor:
Bowen; Thomas C.
Address:
Rochester Hills, MI
No. of patents:
57
Patents:


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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8157072 Transfer case with clutch actuator April 17, 2012
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 shaft, the clutch assembly including inner and outer drum members, one of the inner and oute
7878933 Hydraulic coupling with disconnect pump clutch February 1, 2011
A power transfer assembly for use in a motor vehicle and having a hydraulic coupling operable to transfer drive torque to a driveline in response to slip. The hydraulic coupling includes a transfer clutch, a clutch operator for engaging the transfer clutch, a fluid actuation system i
7568568 Hydraulic coupling with disconnect clutch August 4, 2009
A power transfer assembly for use in a motor vehicle and having a hydraulic coupling operable to transfer drive torque to a driveline in response to slip. The hydraulic coupling includes a transfer clutch, a clutch operator for engaging the transfer clutch, a fluid actuation system i
7510041 Drive axle assembly with torque vectoring drive mechanism March 31, 2009
A drive axle assembly includes a pair of axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels, and a drive mechanism for selectively coupling a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes first and second drive units that can be selectively engaged to control
7410040 Conical clutch pack actuator especially for a transfer case August 12, 2008
An actuator for selectively causing axial compression of friction elements in a clutch is disclosed. The actuator comprises a pair of beveled wedge washers and a bearing race supported between the washers. The race supports conical bearing rollers in a generally radial orientation. An
7377871 Transfer case with torque limiting clutch assembly May 27, 2008
A power transfer unit is provided with a torque limiting coupling that limits the amount of torque that can be transferred to the driveline components when torque peaks occur while torque is transferred to the non-slipping wheels. The torque limiting coupling includes an engagement m
7370550 Power take-off unit May 13, 2008
A power take-off unit includes an input shaft for operative connection to a source of motive power and a first drive gear operatively mounted to the input shaft and having a first set of drive teeth. The power take-off unit also includes a second drive gear having a second set of drive t
7294083 Torque vectoring axle assembly November 13, 2007
A drive axle assembly includes first and second axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels and a drive mechanism operable to selectively couple a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential, a speed changing unit operably disposed betwee
7267628 Motor vehicle with torque vectoring drive axle September 11, 2007
A motor vehicle having a drive axle assembly including first and second axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels and a drive mechanism operable to selectively couple a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential, a speed changing u
7267627 Torque vectoring axle assembly September 11, 2007
A drive axle assembly includes first and second axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels and a drive mechanism operable to selectively couple a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential, a speed changing unit operably disposed betwee
7258187 Torque vectoring axle August 21, 2007
A drive axle assembly includes a pair of axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels, and a drive mechanism for selectively coupling a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes first and second drive units that can be selectively engaged to control
7238134 Torque vectoring drive axle assembly July 3, 2007
A drive axle assembly includes first and second axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels and a drive mechanism operable to selectively couple a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential, a speed changing unit operably disposed betwee
7211019 Torque vectoring drive mechanism having a power sharing control system May 1, 2007
A torque transfer mechanism is provided for controlling the magnitude of a clutch engagement force exerted on a multi-plate clutch assembly that is operably disposed between a first rotary and a second rotary member. The torque transfer mechanism includes a clutch actuator assembly for
7175559 Torque vectoring axle assembly February 13, 2007
A drive axle assembly includes first and second axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels and a drive mechanism operable to selectively couple a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential, a speed changing unit operably disposed betwee
7175558 Torque vectoring drive units with worm driven ball screw clutches February 13, 2007
A torque transfer mechanism for controlling the magnitude of a clutch engagement force exerted on a clutch pack that is operably disposed between a first rotary member and a second rotary member includes an actuator having an inner sleeve, an outer sleeve, and a plurality of balls. T
7175557 Torque vectoring device having an electric motor/brake actuator and friction clutch February 13, 2007
A torque transfer mechanism is provided for controlling the magnitude of a clutch engagement force exerted on a multi-plate clutch assembly that is operably disposed between a first rotary and a second rotary member. The torque transfer mechanism includes a clutch actuator assembly for
7086982 Torque vectoring drive axle assembly August 8, 2006
A drive axle assembly includes first and second axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels and a drive mechanism operable to selectively couple a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential, a speed changing unit operably disposed betwee
7083539 Torque distributing drive axle assembly August 1, 2006
A drive axle assembly includes first and second axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels and a drive mechanism operable to selectively couple a driven input shaft to the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential assembly, a planetary gear assembly operably disposed betw
7059992 Power transfer assembly for four-wheel drive vehicle June 13, 2006
A power transfer assembly for a four-wheel drive vehicle includes first and second output shafts and a drive mechanism operable to selectively transfer drive torque from a driven input shaft to the output shafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential assembly, a planetary gear
7059990 Torque vectoring drive axle assembly June 13, 2006
A drive axle assembly includes first and second axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels and a drive mechanism operable to selectively couple a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential, a speed changing unit operably disposed betwee
7044880 Torque distributing differential assembly May 16, 2006
A drive axle assembly includes first and second axleshafts connected to a pair of wheels and a drive mechanism operable to selectively couple a driven input shaft to one or both of the axleshafts. The drive mechanism includes a differential assembly, a planetary gear assembly operably
6945375 Torque transfer device having an electric motor/brake actuator and friction clutch September 20, 2005
A torque transfer mechanism is provided for controlling the magnitude of a clutch engagement force exerted on a multi-plate clutch assembly that is operably disposed between a first rotary and a second rotary member. The torque transfer mechanism includes a clutch actuator assembly for
6931964 Transfer case with multi-gear transfer mechanism August 23, 2005
A transfer case is provided and includes a first output shaft driven by a powertrain and operably interconnected with a first pair of wheels, a second output shaft selectively driven by the first output shaft and operably interconnected with a second pair of wheels and a transfer gear
6881168 Transfer case for hybrid vehicle April 19, 2005
A hybrid transfer case includes a mainshaft, front and rear output shafts, an electric motor/generator connected to the mainshaft, and an input clutch for selectively coupling the transmission to the mainshaft. The transfer case further includes a planetary gearset having a sun gear
6851537 Worm driven ball screw actuator for traction clutches February 8, 2005
A torque transfer mechanism for controlling the magnitude of a clutch engagement force exerted on a clutch pack that is operably disposed between a first rotary member and a second rotary member includes an actuator having an inner sleeve, an outer sleeve, and a plurality of balls. T
6808053 Torque transfer device having an electric motor/brake actuator and friction clutch October 26, 2004
A torque transfer mechanism is provided for controlling the magnitude of a clutch engagement force exerted on a multi-plate clutch assembly that is operably disposed between a first rotary and a second rotary member. The torque transfer mechanism includes a clutch actuator assembly for
6808052 Torque transfer device with double ball screw clutch actuator October 26, 2004
A torque transfer mechanism is provided for controlling the magnitude of a clutch engagement force exerted on a multi-plate clutch assembly that is operably disposed between a first rotary and a second rotary member. The torque transfer mechanism includes a clutch actuator assembly for
6725990 Torque transfer clutch with magnetorheological actuator and ball screw operator April 27, 2004
A transfer clutch includes a magnetorheological actuator which controls operation of a ball screw operator for controlling the magnitude of clutch engagement force exerted on a multi-plate clutch assembly that is operably disposed between an input member and an output member. The mag
6719656 Drivetrain with hybrid transfer case April 13, 2004
A hybrid transfer case includes a mainshaft, front and rear output shafts, an electric motor/generator connected to the mainshaft, and an input clutch for selectively coupling the transmission to the mainshaft. The transfer case further includes a planetary gearset having a sun gear
6716126 Hybrid drive system for motor vehicle with powershift transmission April 6, 2004
A multi-speed transmission having an input shaft driven by the engine, an output shaft connected to the driveline, an electric motor, a planetary geartrain driven by one or both of the engine and the electric motor, a plurality of power-operated clutches operable for selectively engaging
6702709 Drivetrain for hybrid motor vehicle March 9, 2004
A hybrid transmission includes a multi-speed planetary gearbox, an automated shift system, and an electric motor/generator. The electric motor is operably controlled to drive the gearbox to establish an electric drive mode. The electric mode is further operable to provide a speed syn
6679799 On-demand two-speed transfer case for four-wheel drive hybrid vehicle January 20, 2004
A hybrid transfer case includes a mainshaft, front and rear output shafts, an electric motor/generator connected to the mainshaft, and an input clutch for selectively coupling the transmission to the mainshaft. The transfer case further includes a planetary gearset having a sun gear
6668961 Full-time all-wheel drive power take-off unit for motor vehicle December 30, 2003
A full-time all-wheel drive system for a motor vehicle equipped with a transversely mounted engine and transaxle includes a power take-off unit. The power take-off unit includes an interaxle differential which drives a first power path connected to the front wheels and a second power pat
6604591 Electric drive motor axle with integrated reduction and differential gearset August 12, 2003
A drive axle adapted for use in hybrid vehicles and having an electric motor and a gearbox packaged within a common housing assembly. The gearbox includes a differential assembly driven by a planetary-type reduction unit. The reduction unit includes a first planetary gearset having a fir
6595308 Electric drive axle for hybrid vehicle July 22, 2003
An electric drive axle for use in hybrid vehicles has an electric motor driving a compact gearbox. The gearbox includes a planetary reduction unit and a differential assembly. The planetary reduction unit has compound planet gears supported from a planet carrier which mesh with a fixed r
6589128 On-demand two-speed transfer case for four-wheel drive hybrid vehicle July 8, 2003
A hybrid transfer case includes a mainshaft, front and rear output shafts, an electric motor/generator connected to the mainshaft, and an input clutch for selectively coupling the transmission to the mainshaft. The transfer case further includes a planetary gearset having a sun gear
6582337 Power transfer assembly equipped with a co-planar gear assembly June 24, 2003
A power transfer assembly is provided with a coplanar gear assembly. The coplanar gear assembly can be utilized in a differential, a multi-speed transmission, a four-wheel drive transfer case, and a fluid pump.
6579201 Electric hybrid four-wheel drive vehicle June 17, 2003
An electric continuously variable transmission includes first and second planetary gear sets each having a corresponding electric motor/generator. Both planetary gear sets are integrally linked to an input shaft that transfers torque from an engine. The electric motor/generators switch
6533693 Transfer case for hybrid vehicle March 18, 2003
A hybrid drive system for a four-wheel drive system arranged to supply motive power to a transfer case from an internal combustion engine and/or an electric motor/generator. The transfer case is comprised of a planetary gearset having a first input driven by the motor/generator, a second
6533692 Drivetrain with hybrid transfer case March 18, 2003
A hybrid transfer case includes a mainshaft, front and rear output shafts, an electric motor/generator connected to the mainshaft, and an input clutch for selectively coupling the transmission to the mainshaft. The transfer case further includes a planetary gearset having a sun gear
6513615 Full-time all-wheel drive power take-off unit for motor vehicle February 4, 2003
A full-time all-wheel drive system for a motor vehicle equipped with a transversely mounted engine and transaxle includes a power take-off unit. The power take-off unit includes an interaxle differential which drives a first power path connected to the front wheels and a second power pat
6499549 Drive axle for hybrid vehicle December 31, 2002
An electric drive axle for use in hybrid vehicles has an electric motor driving a compact gearbox. The gearbox includes a planetary reduction unit and a differential assembly. The planetary reduction unit has a sun gear driven by the electric motor, and compound planet gears supported fr
6499370 Twin clutch automated transaxle with motor/generator synchronization December 31, 2002
An automated twin-clutch multi-speed transmission is disclosed which functions to transfer power from the engine to one or more drivelines of a motor vehicle. The transmission includes a first engine clutch operable to establish a releasable drive connection between the engine and a firs
6490945 Twin clutch automated transmission with integrated transfer case December 10, 2002
An automated twin-clutch multi-speed transmission is disclosed for use in a four-wheel drive vehicle. The transmission includes a first engine clutch operable to establish a releasable drive connection between the engine and a first input shaft, a first motor/generator connected to the f
6484834 Electric drive motor axle with integrated reduction and differential gearset November 26, 2002
A drive axle adapted for use in hybrid vehicles and having an electric motor and a gearbox packaged within a common housing assembly. The gearbox includes a differential assembly driven by a planetary-type reduction unit. The reduction unit includes a first planetary gearset having a fir
6481519 Electric drive axle for hybrid vehicle November 19, 2002
An electric drive axle for use in hybrid vehicles has an electric motor driving a compact gearbox. The gearbox includes a planetary reduction unit and a differential assembly. The planetary reduction unit has compound planet gears supported from a planet carrier which mesh with a fixed r
6464608 Transfer case for hybrid vehicle October 15, 2002
A hybrid drive system for a four-wheel drive system arranged to supply motive power to a transfer case from an internal combustion engine and/or an electric motor/generator. The transfer case is comprised of a planetary gearset having a first input driven by the motor/generator, a second
6460425 Twin clutch automated transmission October 8, 2002
An automated twin-clutch multi-speed transmission includes a first engine clutch operable to establish a releasable drive connection between the engine and a first input shaft, a second engine clutch operable to establish a releasable drive connection between the engine and a second
6428438 Hybrid automated manual transmission August 6, 2002
A split path transmission is provided which is operable by an electric motor/generator and a combustion engine. The transmission is operably attached to both the electric motor/generator and the combustion engine via a planetary splitter and drives a differential. Additionally, the t
6427550 Twin clutch automated transaxle August 6, 2002
An automated twin-clutch multi-speed transmission adapted to transfer power from the engine to one or more drivelines of a motor vehicle. The transmission includes a first engine clutch establishing a releasable drive connection between the engine and a first input shaft, a second en
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