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Title:
WHEEL END SENSOR FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/040763
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A wireless sensor for a wheel end assembly of a heavy-duty vehicle is provided. The wheel end assembly includes a wheel hub and a hub cap mounted on the wheel hub. The sensor includes mounting means disposed in the hub cap. Sensing means are mounted on the mounting means to sense at least one condition of the vehicle. A processor is mounted on the mounting means and is electrically connected to the sensing means to process data from the sensing means. Communication means are mounted on the mounting means and are electrically connected to the processor to communicate the processed data to a user. An electrical energy storage device is mounted on the mounting means and is electrically connected to the sensing means, the processor and the communication means, enabling the sensor to be independent from the vehicle power supply. The sensor also accommodates components of a tire inflation system.

Inventors:
WHITE JAY D (US)
MORRIS JEFFREY S (US)
ERNENWEIN KEITH M (US)
KARICH MATTHEW (US)
ZAWACKI JEFFREY R (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2015/049617
Publication Date:
September 29, 2016
Filing Date:
September 11, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
HENDRICKSON USA LLC (US)
International Classes:
B60C23/04; B60C23/20; G01P3/42
Foreign References:
US6742386B12004-06-01
US20030221911A12003-12-04
US20050251996A12005-11-17
US20110029156A12011-02-03
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US5184069A1993-02-02
US20090284362A12009-11-19
Other References:
See also references of EP 3191319A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DURESKA, David P. et al. (US)
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