Patents Examined by Nathan Jensen
  • Patent number: 5626535
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a motor vehicle, including a fuel cutting device for cutting a fuel supply to an engine while a throttle valve is placed in an engine idling position, a clutch control device for effecting partial or full engagement of a lock-up clutch disposed in parallel with a fluid-filled power transmitting device while the throttle valve is placed in the engine idling position, an automatic cruising control device for controlling the throttle valve so that the vehicle runs at a substantially constant speed, and a restricting device for restricting or inhibiting the engagement of the lock-up clutch by the clutch control device while the throttle valve is controlled by the automatic cruising control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsumi Kono, Shinya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 5537887
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system for 4-speed automatic transmission which is controlled by torque control hydraulic pressure in regular succession and can provide a skip shift comprises a fluid pump (32), a pressure regulator valve (34) for regulating the line pressure generated at the fluid pump (32), a plurality of frictional elements (108, 62, 120, 84, 94, 100, 126) actuated by drive hydraulic pressure or reverse hydraulic pressure in accordance with the position of a valve spool of a manual valve (58), a first transmission control portion (D) having at least two valves (78, 86, 98) for supplying hydraulic pressure to at least one of the frictional elements, and a second transmission control portion (E) for selecting at least one of the frictional elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jaeduk Jang, Kibeen Lim, Doki Lim