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Andrew A Frank: Control method and apparatus for internal combustion engine electric hybrid vehicles. The Regents of the University of California, John P O Banion, April 25, 2000: US06054844 (177 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling the power output of an internal combustion engine in a vehicle, wherein a motor/generator or a generator/motor is coupled to the output shaft of the engine and the positive and negative torque of the motor/generator or the generator/motor is varied to control t ...


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Andrew A Frank, Masahiko Nakamura: Laser radar for a vehicle lateral guidance system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 13, 1993: US05202742 (146 worldwide citation)

A laser radar apparatus for producing a pulse modulated transmitted light beam and receiving reflected light beams from road mounted retroreflectors. In the preferred embodiment, a floodlight beam illuminates a portion of a roadway from 20 to 150 in front of a vehicle. Reflected beams from retrorefl ...


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Andrew A Frank: Fuel consumption control for charge depletion hybrid electric vehicles. Frank Transportation Technology, John P O Banion, September 12, 2000: US06116363 (129 worldwide citation)

A charge depletion method and apparatus for operating the electric motor and auxiliary power unit, such as an internal combustion engine, in a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) separately or together depending upon the driving conditions. Operation of the electric motor and auxiliary power unit are coor ...


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Andrew A Frank: Charge depletion control method and apparatus for hybrid powered vehicles. John P O Banion, December 1, 1998: US05842534 (120 worldwide citation)

A charge depletion method and apparatus for operating the electric motor and small auxiliary power unit, such as an internal combustion engine, in a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) separately or together depending upon the driving conditions. Operation of the electric motor and auxiliary power unit ar ...


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Andrew A Frank: Control method and apparatus for internal combustion engine electric hybrid vehicles. The Regents of the University of California, John P O&apos Banion, October 26, 2004: US06809429 (65 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling the power output of an internal combustion engine in a vehicle, wherein a motor/generator or a generator/motor is coupled to the output shaft of the engine and the positive and negative torque of the motor/generator or the generator/motor is varied to control t ...


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Andrew A Frank, Takashi Omitsu: Control system and method for a power delivery system having a continuously variable ratio transmission. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, July 10, 1984: US04458560 (49 worldwide citation)

A control system and method for a power delivery system, such as in an automotive vehicle, having an engine coupled to a continuously variable ratio transmission (CVT). Totally independent control of engine and transmission enable the engine to precisely follow a desired operating characteristic, su ...


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Masao Ando, Andrew A Frank: Systems and methods for managing energy of electric power supply systems. Imra America, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, June 13, 2000: US06075331 (41 worldwide citation)

An energy management system for optimizing low power and short term high power states of a power supply system. A significant feature of the present invention relates to a design of a power supply apparatus based on internal resistances of the power supply components. In an exemplary embodiment, the ...


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Andrew A Frank: Control system and method for a power delivery system having a continuously variable ratio transmission. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, July 17, 1984: US04459878 (41 worldwide citation)

A control system and method for a power delivery system, such as in an automotive vehicle, having an engine coupled to a continuously variable ratio transmission (CVT). Totally independent control of engine and transmission enable the engine to precisely follow a desired operating characteristic, su ...


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Andrew A Frank: Method for controlling the operating characteristics of a hybrid electric vehicle. The Regents of the University of California, John P O Banion, January 25, 2005: US06847189 (37 worldwide citation)

A control method for operating internal combustion engine electric hybrid vehicles with smaller battery packs, particularly in configurations where an electric motor (E/M) or electric motor/generator (E/MG), a battery, and associated controls are inserted between the engine and a continuously variab ...


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Andrew A Frank, Takashi Omitsu: Continuously charged flywheel type power delivery system. Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 22, 1986: US04583505 (37 worldwide citation)

An improved control system and method for controlling the operation of a flywheel type power delivery system, such as used in an automotive vehicle. A predetermined maximum vehicle speed limit dictates the working displacement of a variable displacement engine to match efficient engine output to the ...