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1. (WO2013112408) INFINITELY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS, CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS METHODS, ASSEMBLIES, SUBASSEMBLIES, AND COMPONENTS THEREFOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/112408    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/022419
Publication Date: Fri Aug 02 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 22 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: F16H 15/52
Applicants: FALLBROOK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY LLC
Inventors: THOMASSY, Fernand, A.
SMITHSON, Robert
JACKSON, David Brian
LOHR, Charles B., III
Title: INFINITELY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS, CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS METHODS, ASSEMBLIES, SUBASSEMBLIES, AND COMPONENTS THEREFOR
Abstract:
Inventive embodiments are directed to components, subassemblies, systems, and/or methods for infinitely variable transmissions (IVT). In one embodiment, a control system is adapted to facilitate a change in operating mode of an IVT. In another embodiment, a control system includes a drive clutch coupled to a source of rotational power; the drive clutch is configured to selectively engage a traction ring and a carrier of the IVT. The control system includes a one-way clutch assembly configured to selectively engage the traction ring and the carrier. In some embodiments, the control system governs the actuation of the one-way clutch to selectively lock and unlock components of the IVT. In some embodiments, the control system implements an IVT mode wherein the carrier selectively couples to a source of rotational power.