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Inventor:
Froelich; Mark A
Address:
Onsted, MI
No. of patents:
10
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6439043 Static tire test fixture and related method August 27, 2002
An apparatus for the static testing of a vehicle tire to determine displacement as a function of force of the tire. A tire is placed upon several cross members that are vertically adjustable where the cross members are vertically adjusted to simulate a particular road bed profile. A
6065198 Tools for installing an oil seal May 23, 2000
A sealing element which forms a seal between a groove and an outer end of a crankshaft is installed by the use of a guide plate, an adapter and a press. The sealing element can be stretched over a frustoconical wall of the guide plate and slid along the cylindrical wall thereof on the ou
5991674 Floor shifter linkage for robotic control of vehicle November 23, 1999
An adapter engages a floor-mounted shift lever of a vehicle. The adapter holds the locking detent of the shift lever down so that the lever can be moved. A robotic actuator is coupled to the adapter via a ball joint to selectively move the shift lever.
5946644 Steering center indicator device August 31, 1999
A shaft position indicator in which a collar is formed on and moves on in accordance with a shaft. The collar is placed opposite an optical sensor and includes a notch which activates an optical sensor when the notch is located opposite the sensor. When the notch is opposite the sensor,
5913945 Pedal linkage for robotic control of vehicle June 22, 1999
A robotic device for operating a control pedal of a vehicle having a body and a pedal actuator mounted on the body. A telescoping connecting rod is coupled to the pedal actuator through a bell crank assembly, and further coupled to the control pedal for reciprocating motion thereto. The
5865266 Steering wheel linkage for robotic system for automated durability road (ADR) facility February 2, 1999
A robotic device for turning a steering wheel of a vehicle includes an electric motor and a telescoping turning shaft connected to the motor. An adapter couples the steering wheel to the turning shaft.
5835867 Base plate for robotic system for automated durability road (ADR) facility November 10, 1998
A base plate for a robotic system for automated durability road testing of a vehicle includes a seat surface positionable against a seat of the vehicle. A plurality of walls extend upwardly from and bound the surface when the surface is positioned against the seat, and a ballast space is
5821718 Robotic system for automated durability road (ADR) facility October 13, 1998
A robotic system for automated durability road testing of a vehicle includes a robotic body that is positioned on a base plate, and the base plate in turn is positioned on the driver's seat of a vehicle. The robotic body includes a brake pedal bell crank assembly for operating the brake
5816106 Column shifter linkage for robotic control of vehicle October 6, 1998
A device for coupling a robot to a column-mounted shift lever of a vehicle includes a line extending between the robot and shift lever for holding the shift lever in an unlocked position. An adapter is attached to the lever, and an actuator is coupled to the adapter via a ball joint. The
5602450 Apparatus for remotely operating an automobile ignition switch February 11, 1997
An apparatus for remotely operating an ignition switch mounted on the steering column of an automobile includes a motor mounted on the floor or other surface of the automobile away from the steering column, such that the steering column does not bear the weight of the motor. A drive cabl










 
 
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