Wheel lift identification for an automotive vehicle

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6593849
APP PUB NO 20020056582A1
SERIAL NO

10038364

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A system and method for detecting wheel lift of an automotive vehicle includes a yaw rate sensor (28) that generates a yaw rate signal, a lateral acceleration sensor (32) that generates a lateral acceleration signal, a roll rate sensor (34) generating a roll rate signal, and a longitudinal acceleration sensor (36) for generating a longitudinal acceleration signal. A controller (18) is coupled to the yaw rate sensor (28), the lateral acceleration sensor (32), the roll rate sensor (34), and the longitudinal acceleration sensor (36). The controller determines a dynamic load transfer acting on the plurality of wheels as a function of yaw rate, lateral acceleration roll rate, and longitudinal acceleration. Normal forces for each of the plurality of wheels is determined as a function of the dynamic load transfer. Wheel lift is indicated when at least one of the normal forces for each of the plurality of wheels is less than a normal force threshold.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLCDEARBORN, MI9715

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brown, Todd Allen Dearborn, MI 71 2135
Chubb, Erik Christopher Royal Oak, MI 9 109

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