Patents by Inventor Steve A. Mikel

Steve A. Mikel 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: 4289048
    Abstract: A lock-up system for an automatic transmission torque converter including a single movable piston disposed axially between a housing fixed to the torque converter impeller and the torque converter turbine, normally held in a free position by transmission regulated fluid forces and movable in response to a reversal of the fluid forces acting on it to a position where frictional sealing surfaces on the piston and the housing effect a mechanical interconnection of the turbine and impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Steve A. Mikel, Alfred P. Blomquist