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 new patent  Haptic feedback for steering system controls

A system for haptic feedback for steering system controls includes a touch sensor input detection module and an actuator haptic response driver module. The touch sensor input detection module acquires a touch sensor input from one or more touch sensors of a steering system and identifies a touch gesture type of the touch sensor input. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

 new patent  Variable stiffness joint assembly having a bushing assembly

A bushing assembly for a variable stiffness joint assembly includes a bushing body. The bushing body is disposed about a shaft assembly. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

 new patent  Methods to control a steering system

An embodiment of a system for evaluating a torque sensor includes an input module configured to receive torque signals from a hand wheel torque sensor in a vehicle, and a sensor evaluation module configured to perform monitoring a condition affecting the hand wheel torque sensor, and determining whether the condition indicates a desired situation in which a probability of an input torque being applied to the hand wheel is below a selected threshold. The sensor evaluation module is also configured to perform, based on detecting the desired situation, automatically analyzing the torque signals received during a time duration of the desired situation to estimate one or more torque sensor error values, and outputting at least one of a corrected torque signal and the one or more error values to a torque command generation module, the torque command generation module configured to generate a torque command to an electric motor.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

 new patent  Electric actuator mechanism for retractable steering column assembly with manual override

An electric actuator mechanism for a retractable steering column assembly includes an electric motor. The mechanism also includes a drive gear driven by the electric motor. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Torsion bar for a steering system assembly

A torsion bar for a steering system includes a main body. Also included is an end region having a cylindrical outer surface extending from an axial end surface. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Power steering gear assembly having an end of travel valve assembly

A self-setting valve assembly for a power steering gear assembly includes a plug, a first plunger, a second plunger, and a biasing member. The plug extends between a first end and a second end. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Low cost stamped shift assembly and steering column

A steering column assembly that includes an upper jacket and a gear shift assembly. The upper jacket extends along a steering column axis. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Sensor fusion for autonomous driving transition control

A system for sensor fusion for autonomous driving transition control includes a sensor fusion module and a decision making module. The sensor fusion module fuses a plurality of steering sensor data from one or more sensors of a steering system with a plurality of driver state data from a plurality of driver state sensors as a plurality of fused state data aligned in time. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Integrated torque sensor in controller board and eps system incorporating the same

An electric power steering system includes a system housing, an electric motor, a steering shaft assembly, and an electronic control unit. The electric motor is disposed within a motor housing that is disposed within and is attached to the system housing. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Rotation control assembly for a steering column

A rotation control assembly for a steering column assembly includes a steering shaft. Also included is a driving tab rotatable with the steering shaft. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Worm gear hub

A method of making a worm gear. The method includes forming a gear blank having a plurality of individual lugs formed about an outer circumferential edge of said blank to facilitate a uniform flow of a material around said plurality of individual lugs. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Stationary energy absorption strap control assembly for vehicle steering column

A steering column assembly includes an upper jacket. Also included is a lower jacket, the upper jacket translatable relative to the lower jacket. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Steering system handwheel angle determination

Technical solutions are described for estimating handwheel angle of a steering wheel of a vehicle based on road wheel rotational speed data. In one or more examples, the technical solutions are used when the vehicle does not have a sensor to measure the handwheel angle, or if the handwheel angle sensor is faulted and unable to provide data on the actual handwheel angle.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

Steering column energy absorbing system

A steering column assembly includes a lower jacket, an upper jacket, a telescope actuator assembly, and an energy absorbing system. The upper jacket is at least partially received within the lower jacket. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097461

Torque ripple cancellation algorithm involving supply voltage limit constraint

A system for reducing a torque ripple cancellation command is provided and includes a current regulator that provides motor voltage commands to a motor, and a torque ripple cancellation module that generates a torque ripple cancellation command based on input currents to the current regulator. A ramp-down command generator module that provides a ramp-down command to the torque ripple cancellation module is also provided. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097420

Brushless motor assembly

A brushless motor assembly includes a housing, a cover assembly, an insert, and a sensor assembly. The housing is disposed about a motor. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093700

Steering compensation with grip sensing

A system for grip-based handwheel compensation includes a net handwheel torque moment determination module that determines a net handwheel torque moment between a left grip and a right grip on a handwheel. The system also includes a filter transition compensation module that applies a filter to smooth transitions in the net handwheel torque moment as a bias compensation. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091074

Current prediction for delay compensation in motor control systems

An embodiment of a control system includes a pulse modulation module configured to generate a modulation signal controlling application of voltages to an electric motor, the modulation signal having a series of one or more successive pulses corresponding to a control cycle. The system also includes a current prediction module configured to receive a sampled electric current value from the electric motor taken at a sample time during a first control cycle n, predict a value of the electric current at a subsequent time related to an immediately following control cycle n+1 based on the sampled electric current value and a voltage applied to the motor during the first control cycle n, and output the predicted electric current value to the pulse modulation module. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086378

Position detection system for a retractable steering column

A retractable steering column assembly for a selectively autonomous vehicle includes a lower jacket. Also included is a column housing moveable between an extended position and a retracted position. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086371

Real-time stability monitoring in steering systems

Technical solutions are described for scaling a stability signal in a steering system. An example method includes computing, by a torque boost module, an assist torque command to cause a motor of the steering system to generate an assist torque. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086370

Power steering gear assembly having an end of travel valve assembly

A self-setting valve assembly includes a plug, a first plunger assembly, a second plunger assembly, and a biasing member. The plug has a first portion and a second portion. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086368

Steering system with failsafe torque sensor communication

Technical solutions are described for providing failsafe assist torque in steering systems. An example method includes determining, by a first controller, a first assist torque signal using a first set of torque sensor signals from a first sensor and a second set of torque sensor signals from a second sensor, the first sensor corresponding to the first controller, and the second sensor corresponding to a second controller. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086363

Rake adjustment mechanism for steering column

A rake adjustment mechanism of a steering column assembly includes a lower jacket defining a first tapered slot and a second tapered slot, the first and second tapered slots disposed on opposing sides of the lower jacket. Also included is a rake bracket coupled to the lower jacket. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086297

Steering wheel with video screen and airbag

A steering assembly includes a steering wheel and display interface. The steering wheel has an airbag module disposed within a hub of the steering wheel. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180079444

Telescoping roller i-shaft and method of assembly

A roller i-shaft includes an inner shaft, a hollow outer member, and a plurality of bearings. The inner shaft extends along an axis, and includes an outward face defining a plurality of first and second grooves that both extend axially and are alternately spaced circumferentially from one-another. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180079443

Dual direction locking mechanism for telescoping steering column

A locking mechanism for a telescoping steering column includes an energy absorption strap having a plurality of teeth disposed therealong. Also included is a clamp bolt rotatably driven by an adjustment lever. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180079442

Rotation control system for a steering wheel and method

A rotation control system for a steering wheel is provided. The rotation control system includes a steering wheel and a steering shaft operatively coupled to the steering wheel. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072341

Intermediate shaft assembly for steer-by-wire steering system

A steer-by-wire steering system includes a steering wheel. Also included is a steering shaft operatively coupled to the steering wheel and rotatable therewith. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072340

Lever assembly for controlling a lock of a steering column assembly and method of manufacturing

A lever assembly for controlling a lock of a steering column assembly includes a lever body extending from a first end to a second end. Also included is a pivot portion integrally formed with the lever body and disposed at the second end of the lever body, the pivot portion defining a hollow portion and pivotable about an axis. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072339

Steering column decoupling system

A steering column decoupling system includes a steering shaft. Also included is an intermediate shaft. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180071129

Lumbar support apparatus for powered exoskeleton

A lumbar support apparatus for a powered exoskeleton includes a support member and a lumbar support member. The support member includes a back portion, a first arm, and a second arm. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063301

Vehicle inter-controller communication

Technical solutions are described for inter-controller communication in a protocol agnostic manner. For example, a method includes generating, by a sending controller, a protocol agnostic data frame including a pattern identifier, a rolling counter, a message identifier, a signal group, a cyclic redundancy check (crc), a complement of the pattern identifier, and a complement of the rolling counter. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050725

Power steering system

A power steering system including a first linkage arm pivotally coupled to a cross-link member extending in a transverse direction. Also included is a first shaft generally orthogonal to the first linkage arm, the first shaft configured to rotate the first linkage arm. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180050720

Steering assembly having a telescope drive lock assembly

A steering column assembly includes an upper jacket assembly, a lower jacket assembly, a telescope drive assembly, and a telescope drive lock assembly. The upper jacket assembly is at least partially received within the lower jacket assembly. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043925

Steering rack and method of manufacturing the same

A steering rack includes an elongate member, a plurality of steering rack teeth, and a ramp function. The elongate member has a first portion disposed opposite a second portion. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032413

Uninterrupted data availability during failure in redundant micro-controller system

Technical solutions are described for providing a redundant processor. An example processing unit includes a source processor coupled with a system communication bus via a first communication line; a backup processor coupled with the system communication bus via a second communication line; and an inter-microprocessor communication channel for communication between the source processor and the backup processor. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029640

Electric power steering mode determination and transitioning

Technical solutions are described for facilitating an electric power steering (eps) system to determine an operating mode of a vehicle that is equipped with the eps, where the operating mode is indicative of a level of autonomous driving being used by the vehicle. The technical solutions further facilitate detecting a change in the operating mode of the vehicle, and facilitating a transition in computing an assist signal for the eps system during the transition between the operating modes.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029632

Electric power steering column assembly

An electric power steering column assembly includes a steering shaft and a travel stop assembly. The steering shaft has a first end that is configured to attach to a steering wheel. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029630

Adjustable steering column assembly having a locking assembly

An adjustable steering column assembly includes a locking assembly having a first member, a second member, and a third member. The first member has a first member first surface that defines a first recess and a second recess and has a first member second surface disposed opposite the first member first surface. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180015948

Payload estimation using electric power steering signals

Technical solutions are described for a payload detection module that detects payload using one or more steering system control signals and generates an axle load factor. An example payload detection module includes a rack torque module to determine a rack torque, a reference model module to determine a reference rack torque for the steering system based on a load scale factor, and a load factor calculation module to compute the axle load factor based on a difference between the rack torque and the reference rack torque. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010629

Split ball sleeve

A rolling element shaft assembly includes a solid shaft having a first end and a second end, a tubular shaft configured to receive the shaft first end, and a bearing sleeve coupled to the solid shaft. The bearing sleeve includes a first portion defining a first edge, a second edge, and at least one first bearing aperture, and a second portion defining a third edge, a fourth edge, and at least one second bearing aperture. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180001881

Concentric mechanism electric brake booster and master cylinder assembly

An electric booster and master brake cylinder assembly includes a master cylinder housing, a booster housing, a primary piston, and a ball screw assembly. The master cylinder housing defines a piston bore. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180001880

Electric brake booster

An electric booster and master brake cylinder assembly includes a hydraulic master cylinder, a plunger, a brake pedal push rod, and a transmission. The hydraulic master cylinder includes a primary piston that is slidably positioned in a piston bore of a master cylinder housing. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170369091

Adas wheel locking device

A steering column assembly includes a first shaft assembly, a second shaft assembly, and a locking assembly. The first shaft assembly has a first shaft. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364389

Runtime determination of real time operating systems task timing behavior

Technical solutions are described for determining and analyzing timing parameters to prognosticate a failure of one or more rtos tasks. An example method includes dequeing a buffer queue entry from a buffer queue. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361870

Prognostication of real time operating system health

Embodiments are described for prognostication of real time operating system (rtos) health. An example computer-implemented method includes monitoring, for a task from a plurality of tasks being executed by the rtos, an execution time, an inter-arrival time, and a blocking time. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361869

Electrical power steering with two controllers and closed-loop integral action

Technical solutions are described for a motor control system, such as one used in a steering system, the motor control system including multiple controllers. In an example, the motor control system includes a first arbitration module associated with a first controller, and a second arbitration module associated with a second controller. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170361863

Self-locking telescope actuator of a steering column assembly

An extendable steering column assembly includes a steering shaft, an energy absorption device, and a self-locking telescope actuator. The steering shaft is configured to rotate about an axis, and includes a forward shaft portion mounted for rotation to a fixed support structure, and a rearward shaft portion mounted for rotation to a jacket. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170355396

Driver intent estimation without using torque sensor signal

A system for determining driver torque includes a rack torque estimator module that determines an estimated rack torque value based on a motor angle, and a motor velocity. The system further includes a driver intent detection module that computes a disturbance torque scaling factor based on the estimated rack torque value. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349203

Steering column assembly

A steering column assembly includes an energy absorption assembly, an adjustment lever, and a rocker member. The energy absorption assembly has an energy absorption strap and a cam member. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346424

Supply current limiting of dc machines

An embodiment of a control system includes a current command module configured to receive a torque command and output a current command for controlling a direct current (dc) motor, and a supply current limiting module configured to receive a supply current limit as an input and actively compute a motor current limit based on the supply current limit, the supply current limiting module configured to limit the current command based on the motor current limit.. . ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346423

Current capability limiting of dc machines

An embodiment of a control system includes a current command module configured to receive a torque command and output a current command for controlling a direct current (dc) motor, and a current capability limiting module configured to receive the current command and a current limit indicating a maximum motor current, limit the current command based on the current limit, and actively further limit the current command based on a capability limit value.. . ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170341677

Steering column with manual retraction

A steering column assembly for an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle includes a first steering shaft operatively coupleable to a steering wheel, the first steering shaft and the steering wheel rotationally coupled to each other. Also included is a second steering shaft operatively coupled to the first steering shaft, the first and second steering shafts manually telescopingly movable relative to each other between an extended position and a retracted position, the first steering shaft disengaged from the second steering shaft in the retracted position and the first steering shaft engaged with the first steering shaft in the extended position, the retracted position rotationally decoupling.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334478

Radially preloaded rack bearing

A rack and pinion steering system includes a housing, a rack, a pinion gear, and a radially preloaded rack bearing. The rack is supported by the housing, and the pinion gear is meshed to the rack. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170320513

Steering column assembly

A steering column assembly includes an energy absorption assembly. The energy absorption assembly includes an energy absorption strap, a bracket, a pin, and a cam member. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305458

Electrical power steering control using system state predictions

An embodiment of a method of controlling one or more components of a vehicle includes receiving a reference steering command and one or more measurement signals related to a steering system of a vehicle, and estimating, by a processing device, a state of the steering system based on the one or more measurement signals, the steering system including at least a handwheel and a steering motor. The method also includes determining a maximum state achievable by the steering system at one or more times subsequent to receiving the one or more measurement signals, and controlling, by a control module, the steering system based on the steering reference command and the maximum state.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293306

Steering system for autonomous vehicle

A steering system for an autonomous vehicle includes an autonomous driving assist steering system for controlling steering of the autonomous vehicle in a primary steering mode. Also included is an alternate steering mechanism controlling steering of the autonomous vehicle in a secondary steering mode, wherein the alternate steering mechanism is not a steering wheel.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170285592

Motor exchange system for a machine

A machine includes a first device, a second device and at least one controller. The first device includes a first motor located at a first address and associated with first operating characteristic data. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170283027

Column based electric assist marine power steering

An embodiment of a system for controlling a marine vessel includes an electrical power steering unit coupled to a mechanical control system, the mechanical control system including a steering wheel connected by a shaft to a mechanical cable assembly, the mechanical cable assembly configured to be actuated by the steering wheel to control a steering mechanism of the marine vessel. The electrical power steering unit includes an electric motor configured to apply a torque to the mechanical cable assembly. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170282854

Ignition lock assembly

An ignition lock assembly includes a lock housing and an ignition lock actuator assembly. The lock housing has a first portion and a second portion that extends from the first portion along an axis. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170280617

Seed depth auto-learn system associated with a seed depth device for an agricultural planter

A seed depth device for an agricultural planter includes an electric motor, an actuator, a stop, a controller, and a seed depth auto-learn system. The actuator is driven by the electric motor, and is constructed and arranged to move between a home position and a full extension position. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276185

Textured ball tracks in tripot type housings

A tripot housing includes a housing body that extends between a first housing end and a second housing end along an axis. The housing body defines a guide channel that extends from the first housing end towards the second housing end. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170267273

Adjustment lever deceleration assembly for a steering column

An adjustment lever deceleration assembly for a steering column includes an adjustment lever moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position. Also included is a clamp bolt operatively coupled to the adjustment lever. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170261089

Steering assembly having an injected isolator

A steering assembly includes a rack assembly coupled to a road wheel. The rack assembly includes a housing, a ball screw, a bearing, and a retainer. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259842

Steering column assembly

A steering column assembly includes a first energy absorption strap and an energy absorption strap mounting assembly coupled to a jacket assembly. The energy absorption strap mounting assembly includes an engagement surface and at least one standoff. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259841

Adjustable steering column assembly

An adjustable steering column assembly includes a support bracket, a jacket assembly, and a locking assembly. The support bracket is configured to connect to a vehicle. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170253192

Steering wheel with keyboard

A steering wheel assembly is provided. The steering wheel assembly includes a steering wheel body having a first surface and a second surface disposed opposite the first surface. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170253191

Steering wheel with keyboard

A steering wheel assembly includes a panel and a projector assembly. The panel is connected to a steering wheel body and has a first surface disposed opposite a second surface. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170250641

Flux estimation for fault tolerant control of pmsm machines for eps

A system for estimating flux linkage in an electric motor includes a flux estimation module that generates estimated flux linkages based on a back electromagnetic force and estimated velocity of the electric motor, the flux linkages having an alpha flux linkage component and a beta flux linkage component, and a velocity estimation module that generates an estimated motor velocity based on the back electromagnetic force and the estimated flux linkages.. . ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170240202

Steering system having a pressure sensor

A power steering system includes a steering column assembly, a steering gear assembly, and a pressure sensor, and a torque sensor. The steering column assembly has a steering shaft and the steering gear assembly is operatively connected to the steering shaft. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237375

Detection of offset errors in phase current measurement for motor control system

A system for detecting offset error in a power steering system is provided. The system includes a programmable high pass filter module configured to filter a final voltage command and generate a filtered final voltage command. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232999

Detection of offset errors in phase current measurement for motor control system

A system for detecting offset error in a power steering system comprises a programmable high pass filter module configured to filter a final voltage command and generate a filtered final voltage command that includes the sinusoidal component, a gain and phase compensation module configured to perform a gain compensation and a phase compensation on the filtered final voltage command to generate a compensated final voltage command; and an error detection module configured to determine an offset of the compensated final voltage command in a stator reference frame.. . ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232998

Steering system detecting vehicle motion states

Technical features are described for a steering system to compute a state flag value that is indicative of a vehicle motion state, such as an understeer or an oversteer condition. The steering system further generates a reference torque signal based on the state flag value, and generates a motor-assist torque signal based on the reference torque signal. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232996

Adjustment mounting bracket assembly for steering column

An adjustment mounting bracket assembly for a steering column includes a mounting bracket mountable to a steering column mating element, the mounting bracket having a bracket aperture configured to receive a clamp bolt therethrough, the mounting bracket also having an arcuate slot. The bracket assembly also includes a spacer having a spacer aperture configured to receive the clamp bolt therethrough to align the spacer with the mounting bracket, the spacer having a first engaging feature disposed within the arcuate slot of the mounting bracket and a second engaging feature engageable with a recess of the steering column, disposal of the first engaging feature within the arcuate slot and disposal of the second engaging feature within the recess restricting the degree of freedom of the mounting bracket relative to the steering column.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170232995

Steering shaft assembly

A steering shaft assembly is disclosed with an outer shaft operatively connected to a one of a steered member or a steering control. The outer shaft has an open end and a receiving chamber associated with the open end. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170217480

Method of controlling an inverter during mosfet shorts

Technical solutions are described for mitigating braking torque in a motor of a steering system caused by a fet short. For example, an example mitigation system includes a mitigation module that adjusts a motor torque in response to a fet short. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170204927

Ball screw assembly for spring downforce actuator adjustment

A spring downforce actuator adjustment assembly includes a spring exerting a downforce on an object. Also included is a ball screw extending within an interior location defined by the spring. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170202132

Automated electronic precision planting system

A seed planter adjustment system includes at least one component of a seed planter that is adjustable for controlling a seed planting depth. Also included is a controller in operative communication with the at least one component. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170190353

Nylon resin driven pulley

A torque transmitting assembly is provided. The assembly includes a ball nut having an outer diameter and keyway slot therein, and a pulley positioned on the ball nut. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170174249

Steering column assembly

A steering column assembly includes a jacket assembly, a mounting bracket, and a first telescope guide. The jacket assembly defines a first guide slot. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166249

Steering system with magnetic torque overlay lash compensation

Technical solutions for compensating for lash in a steering system are described. An example method includes determining a rack pressure value based on a driver torque value and a differential pressure across a rack of the steering system. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170158222

Torque feedback system for a steer-by-wire vehicle, vehicle having steering column, and method of providing feedback in vehicle

A torque feedback system for a vehicle includes a steering shaft having a longitudinal axis, a jacket surrounding the shaft, the shaft rotatable with respect to the jacket, and at least one mechanical energy storing element arranged to provide torque feedback when the steering shaft is rotated. The at least one mechanical energy storing element includes a first mechanical energy storing element having a first end engageable with the jacket and a second end engageable with the shaft, and a second mechanical energy storing element having a first end engageable with the jacket and a second end engageable with the shaft. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170151977

Active-damping based approach to mitigate effects of high rack loads on eps system

A system for actively damping a power steering system includes a damping activation module that generates a damping activation signal based on a motor velocity signal, a t-bar torque signal, and a final motor command; a command calculation module that generates a calculated command based on the motor velocity signal and a vehicle speed signal; and a damping calculation module that generates a damping command based on the damping activation signal and the calculated command, the damping command reduces a motor velocity of a motor of the power steering system to mitigate a rack disturbance.. . ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170151851

Automated suspension adjuster

A shock absorber assembly that includes a piston rod damper is provided. The shock absorber includes a partially hollow screw acting as a telescoping tube for the piston rod damper, a coil spring at least partially surrounding the screw, a nut affixed to the screw and acting as a spring seat for an end of the coil spring and a motor drive for actuating the nut to selectively compress or decompress the spring.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170120945

Tunable steering column energy absorption system

A steering column assembly includes an upper jacket assembly received within a lower jacket assembly and an energy absorption strap. The energy absorption strap has a first portion that defines a first slot that receives a first fastener to couple the first portion to a telescope drive bracket disposed on the upper jacket assembly. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170120943

Design changes enabling the elimination of processes for a torsion bar

In one aspect of the invention, a torsion bar assembly is provided. The assembly includes a first shaft having a first bore, a second shaft having a second bore, the second shaft operatively coupled to the first shaft, and a torsion bar positioned within the first and second bores. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170113712

Retractable steering column assembly having lever, vehicle having retractable steering column assembly, and method

A steering column assembly includes a steering column having a longitudinal axis; and a lever. The lever includes a first end and a second end. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170113589

Tray table, steering wheel having tray table, and vehicle having steering wheel

A tray table includes a deformable body and a pivot portion. The deformable body includes a first edge and a second edge. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170106962

Marine electric power steering system with cable assembly

A marine electric power steering system includes an actuator assembly, a gear assembly, and a cable assembly. The actuator assembly has an actuator assembly input and an actuator assembly output. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170106961

Marine electric power assist steering rack and pinion

A marine electric power steering system includes an actuator assembly, a power steering module, and a cable assembly. The actuator assembly includes an actuator assembly input and an actuator assembly output. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170106960

Marine electric power assist steering system with cable

A marine electric power steering system includes an input assembly, a steering actuator, and a cable assembly. The input assembly is operatively connected to a steering shaft. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170106894

Steering column with stationary hub

A steering column assembly is provided. The assembly includes a column shaft rotatable about an axis and configured to couple to a steering wheel rim and a hub support configured to be non-rotatably coupled to a support structure of the vehicle. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170106835

Steering column assembly having a lock mounting bracket

A steering column assembly includes a jacket assembly and a bracket. The bracket has a first end portion defining a first opening and a second end portion defining a second opening. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170102280

Magnetic support structure of torque sensor assembly

A magnetic support structure of a torque sensor assembly includes a central hub surrounding an upper shaft. Also included is a plurality of spoke segments extending radially outwardly from the central hub, each of the spoke segments comprising a pair of magnet supports. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170101127

Payload estimation using electric power steering signals

A payload estimation system and a method for estimating payload estimation using electric power steering (eps) signals are provided. In certain embodiments, the aspects of the invention may include: receiving, by a payload detection module, multiple eps signals to generate an additional axle load factor, determining, by a blend factor table, a load blend factor according to the additional axle load factor, generating, by a first multiplier, a blended nominal base assist signal by combining the load blend factor and a handwheel torque signal processed by a nominal base assist module, generating, by a second multiplier, a blended highload base assist signal by combining the load blend factor and the handwheel torque signal processed by a highload base assist module, and combining, by a merge module, the blended nominal base assist and the blended highload base assist to generate a motor torque command for the eps system.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170089442

Vehicle steering column assembly and method of assembling

A vehicle steering column assembly includes a first shaft having a first shaft cavity extending from an end of the first shaft. Also included is a second shaft operatively coupled to the first shaft, the second shaft having a second shaft cavity disposed therein. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170088162

Ball screw assembly

A ball screw assembly includes a helical path for a plurality of balls to be routed through, the helical path extending from a first end to a second end. The ball screw assembly also includes a recirculation path extending from a first transition location to a second transition location. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074328

Multi-rate torsional bar

A driveline joint includes an outer member, an inner member, and a biasing member. The outer member is connected to a first shaft and has a back wall, an end portion, and an inner surface extending between the back wall and the end portion. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170074325

Steering column assembly with improved bearing assembly

A steering column bearing assembly is disposed between an upper column jacket and a steering control shaft, supporting the steering control shaft for rotation within the upper column jacket. The steering column bearing assembly comprises an inner race, an outer race, and a plurality of ball bearings disposed between the inner race and the outer race, each ball bearing having a ball bearing diameter. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170066473

Model based driver torque estimation

A control system for a power steering system includes an error module that generates an error signal based on a difference of an estimated output vector and an output vector, a scaling module that calculates a feedback correction signal based on the error signal and an observer gain value, an extended state vector estimation module that determines an extended state vector estimate based on the feedback correction signal and a motor torque command, and a gain module that applies a gain to the extended state vector estimate to generate an estimated driver torque signal, the estimated driver torque signal is applied in control of the power steering system.. . ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170066472

Disabling controlled velocity return based on torque gradient and desired velocity error

A power steering system includes a gain module that generates an estimated driver torque, and a blending module for determining a blend value. The blend value is based at least in part on a derivative of the estimated driver torque, and the blend value is applied to a return torque of a handwheel.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170066467

Steering column assembly

A steering column assembly includes a plunger assembly received within an opening defined by a mounting bracket. The plunger assembly includes a sleeve, a plunger, and a biasing member. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/09/17 / #20170066405

Steering column lock cylinder module

A keyed cylinder sleeve includes a body and an anti-rotation feature. The body extends between a first end and a second end along an axis. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170057541

Overload protection for belt drive mechanism

An assembly includes a steering shaft and a primary drive system eccentrically coupled to the steering shaft and configured to transfer a torque applied to the steering shaft to a vehicle steering system. The assembly also includes a secondary drive system coupled to the steering shaft and configured to transfer the torque applied to the steering shaft if the primary drive system is inactive and substantially unable to transfer the torque.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170057536

Electronic release linkage with collapsible link member for vehicle steering column

An electronic release linkage assembly for a vehicle steering column includes a stationary portion of a steering column. Also included is a module mounting bracket of an electronic release module, the module mounting bracket coupled to the stationary portion. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170057535

Electronic release module linkage assembly for vehicle steering column

An electronic release linkage assembly for a vehicle steering column includes a stationary portion of a steering column. Also included is a module mounting bracket of an electronic release module coupled to the stationary portion of the steering column. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170045079

Self-locking insert

A self-locking insert includes an insert body having an outer surface. Also included is a bore extending through the insert body, the bore defining an inner surface and configured to receive a lead screw. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170043746

Locking assembly for vehicle steering column and method of manufacturing

A locking assembly for a vehicle steering column includes a shaft. Also included is a slip ring having a plurality of apertures defined by a plurality of aperture walls, each of the aperture walls having a corner, the slip ring surrounding at least a portion of the shaft. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170030417

Centering mechanism arrangement for double cardan joints

A joint assembly including a first yoke and a second yoke is provided. A sleeve is coupled to the first and second yokes and a centering device engages the ends of the first and second yokes. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170030416

Centering mechanism arrangement for double cardan joints

A joint assembly is provided. The joint assembly includes a first yoke having a base portion and an end, a second yoke having a base portion and an end, a sleeve coupled to the first and second yokes, and a centering device engaging the ends of the first and second yokes. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029085

Electric power steering assist and control of a marine vessel

An embodiment of a system for controlling a marine vessel includes a torque and/or position sensor configured to measure at least one of a torque applied by a steering wheel of the marine vessel and a rotational position of the steering wheel, and a processing device configured to receive a measurement of the steering wheel and electronically control a steering mechanism at a stern region of the marine vessel. The processing device is configured to estimate an angle of the steering wheel, determine a corresponding angle to be applied to the steering mechanism, and transmit a steering command based on the corresponding angle to an actuation device at the stern region.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029084

Column based electric assist marine power steering

An embodiment of a system for controlling a marine vessel includes an electrical power steering unit coupled to a mechanical control system, the mechanical control system including a steering wheel connected by a shaft to a mechanical cable assembly, the mechanical cable assembly configured to be actuated by the steering wheel to control a steering mechanism of the marine vessel. The electrical power steering unit includes an electric motor configured to apply a torque to the mechanical cable assembly. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029019

Inertia compensation frequency shaping for improved eps system stability

A control system for a power steering system includes a motor; a control module in communication with the motor, the control module providing a compensated velocity loop command to the motor. The control module includes a stability compensation filter module that receives a vehicle speed and a velocity loop command, the stability compensation filter applies a second order filter on the velocity loop command to generate the compensated velocity loop command used by the motor.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029018

Rotation control system for a steering wheel and method

An autonomously driven vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes an autonomous driver assist system configured to provide directional control of a vehicle during an autonomous vehicle driving condition. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029017

Pulley assembly having idler, power assist system having pulley assembly, and method

A pulley assembly including a drive pulley, a driven pulley, a flexible belt configured to connect the drive pulley to the driven pulley, an idler including a bearing and an idler pulley, the idler pulley engaged with the belt, the idler rotating about a first longitudinal axis, and an axial trap within the pulley assembly configured to restrict longitudinal movement of the idler along the first longitudinal axis.. . ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170029009

Retractable steering column with dual actuators

According to one exemplary embodiment of the present invention a steering column assembly is provided. The steering column assembly includes a steering column shaft. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170028976

Power assist system with ball nut, brake boost actuator, and method

A power assist system includes a motor having a rotor shaft, a drive pulley attached to the rotor shaft, a driven pulley, a flexible belt configured to connect the drive pulley to the driven pulley, and a ball screw assembly. The ball screw assembly includes a rotatable ball screw rotatable with the driven pulley, a linearly translated ball nut surrounding the ball screw, and an anti-rotation device arranged to prevent rotation of the ball nut.. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170027097

Electric row cleaner actuation assembly

An electric row cleaner actuation assembly is provided. The electric row cleaner actuation assembly includes a row cleaner unit engageable with a soil to clear a planting area for a seed planting device to dispense seeds. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170021860

Magnetic torque overlay steering system with off-road damping

Technical solutions are described for generating a damping torque in a magnetic torque overlay (mto) steering system. An example method includes generating a damping torque based on a vehicle speed value, a handwheel velocity value, and a differential pressure value. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

01/26/17 / #20170021856

Spherical washer assembly

According to one exemplary embodiment of the present invention a steering mounting assembly to couple a rack and pinion steering mechanism to a vehicle is provided. The steering mounting assembly includes a first spherical washer to interface with the rack and pinion steering mechanism. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation

01/12/17 / #20170008553

Eccentric adjustment retainer

According to one exemplary embodiment of the present invention an eccentric adjuster assembly is provided. The eccentric adjuster assembly includes a housing, an eccentric adjuster, an axial retainer, and an eccentric adjuster retainer configured to retain the eccentric adjuster relative to the housing, the eccentric adjuster having an eccentric adjuster radial position and an eccentric adjuster axial position. ... Steering Solutions Ip Holding Corporation








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