What Automotive Patent Would You Hang on Your Wall?

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
what automotive patent would you hang on your wall

The fine brain trust at How a Car Works has a great idea: print out free high-res patents and frame them because all our money goes to cars and not decorations, obviously.

It got our motors running. What would we want to hang on the walls?

How a Car Works has the Willys Jeep patent available ( here if you want to spend money on a print):

A 1938 drawing of an internal combustion engine would do nicely:

Wankel’s rotary engine from 1958:

Ballamy’s differential gear from 1950:

Anything we missed?

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  • Lon888 Lon888 on Aug 19, 2015

    The patent for the electric parking brake - so I can throw darts at it!

    • Cls12vg30 Cls12vg30 on Aug 20, 2015

      You know, before last week I would have agreed with you. But then I bought a manual Jeep Renegade, and the execution of the electronic parking brake makes it a non-issue for me. Between the slope-detecting hill-holder function, the auto-engage when shutting off the engine, and auto-disengage if you start to slip the clutch while it's on, I actually kind of like it.

  • Autojim Autojim on Aug 20, 2015

    My own automotive patent: https://www.google.com/patents/US8011899 (At USPTO: http://goo.gl/OdfvDu ) I'd also put my oilfield-related patent on the wall.

  • Oberkanone Does GM build anything to compete with this? Does GM build any competent hybrids?
  • Dukeisduke So, it'll be invisible, just like all other Gen 6 Camaros?
  • Alterboy21 The gov't has already mandated control of your vehicle. 10 years ago they required cars to have ABS and traction control.I am not sure I agree that automatic breaking is ready for primetime, but taking control of a cars driving behavior is not new ground for the NHTSA. 
  • Parkave231 Collector's Edition hood ornament or GTFO.
  • Dave M. Once again Mustang remains solely on the throne. But obviously the day of the ponycar has long passed....