Patents by Inventor Ernest J. Fasick

Ernest J. Fasick has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4662489
    Abstract: A novel parking brake for motorized vehicles is disclosed. The parking brake is designed to be an integral feature of an essentially conventional drive axle housing. The novel parking brake comprises a sliding clutch shaft attached to a clutch element that, when actuated, engages a complimentary clutch element attached to the drive axle ring gear. Additional gear means prevent the engaged clutch shaft from rotating, and so, prevent the drive axle ring gear from rotating, in effect, securing the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Navistar International Corporation
    Inventors: Curtis J. Honekamp, Ernest J. Fasick
  • Patent number: 4592442
    Abstract: A control system for a two-wheel/four-wheel drive vehicle having a rear axle which can be operated in a high speed mode or a low speed mode and a front axle which can be drivingly coupled to the engine power train to place or maintain the rear axle in the low speed mode when the front axle is sensed to be engaged. The control system includes several switches. A first switch is provided for sensing when the front axle is drivingly coupled to the power train. A second switch is associated with a speed selection control system of the vehicle for causing the power train to be driven in a low speed mode or a high speed mode. A third switch is coupled to the first switch and is responsive to sensing of the front axle being drivingly coupled to the power train for preventing the second switch from causing the rear axle to be driven in the high speed mode and for forcing the rear axle to be driven in the low speed mode so long as the front axle is drivingly coupled to the power train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1986
    Assignee: International Harvester Company
    Inventors: B. Lee Wilson, Ernest J. Fasick, James H. King, Noel E. Leitzman