US Patent No: 7,120,528

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System and method for operating a rollover control system in a transition to a rollover condition

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A method of operating a hydraulic safety system 38 includes determining a relative roll angle, determining a relative a slip angle, determining a yaw rate and determining a pressure build rate for the hydraulic safety system 38 in response to a relative roll angle, the yaw rate, slip angle, and yaw rate. The method further includes determining a precharge pressure level in response to the relative roll rate, the slip angle and the yaw rate and controlling the safety system 38 in response to the precharge pressure level.

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FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLCDEARBORN, MI7092

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Brown, Todd Allen Dearborn, MI 71 1904
Geurink, Mathijs Willem Olofstorp, SE 6 62
Ghani, Hani Abdul Dearborn Hts., MI 5 58
Salib, Albert Chenouda Ypsilanti, MI 14 94

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