Patent Number: 6,254,507

Title: Reverse one-way torque converter clutch

Abstract: A hydrokinetic torque converter of the type having a lock-up clutch plate that is operated in response to drive line conditions to connect the torque converter turbine and the torque converter impeller so as to provide a direct drive from an engine to a drive line transmission is modified to include a one way clutch that is connected between the impeller and the turbine and operative to free wheel during torque transfer from an engine to a transmission connected to the output from the torque converter and operative to lock up in the coast or back direction of drive to prevent engine stall during vehicle coasting maneuvers.

Inventors: Downs; Robert Charles (La Jolla, CA)

Assignee: General Motors Corporation

International Classification: B60K 6/04 (20060101); B60K 6/00 (20060101); F16H 61/14 (20060101); B60L 011/14 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018