Differential lock control system responsive to a plurality of vehicle parameters
Limited slip differential with locking clutch operated by an external actuator of the axial piston-cylinder type
Vehicle suspension means having variable suspension characteristics
Vehicular suspension control system with variable damping characteristics depending upon road condition and vehicle speed Patent #: 4600215
ApplicationNo. 06/927397 filed on 11/06/1986
US Classes:180/76, COMPENSATING DEVICES180/248, With differential means for driving two wheel sets at dissimilar speeds180/338, Condition responsive (e.g., responsive to speed, load, etc.)192/87.13, With selective distributor for fluid pressure192/87.18, With selective distributor for fluid pressure475/86, By fluid operated mechanical clutch74/650Nonplanetary gearing differential type (e.g., gearless differentials)
ExaminersPrimary: Rice, Kenneth R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB60G 17/015 (20060101)
B60G 17/0195 (20060101)
B60K 23/04 (20060101)
B60T 8/17 (20060101)
B60T 8/175 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1985-11-08 JP
AbstractA limited-slip differential gear unit has end adjustable slip-limitation according to the operation mode of the adjustable suspension system. A control system for the limited-slip differential gear unit, which controls the slip-limitation is associated with a suspension control system to receive therefrom a suspension mode indicative signal to select one of a plurality of preset characteristics to derive a slip-limit control signal. The limited-slip differential gear unit includes a slip-limit adjusting mechanism which is responsive to the control signal for adjusting the slip-limitation to be generated by the limited-slip differential gear unit.
Field of SearchCOMPENSATING DEVICES