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Alex J Severinsky: Hybrid electric vehicle. September 6, 1994: US05343970 (307 worldwide citation)

An improved hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Both the motor and the engine provide torque to drive the vehicle directly through a controllable torque transfer unit. Typically at low speeds or in traffic, the electric motor alone drives the vehicle ...


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Larry R Brandenburg, Edward T King: Hybrid electric vehicle regenerative braking energy recovery system. Ford Motor Company, Jerome R Drouillard, Roger L May, March 8, 1994: US05291960 (209 worldwide citation)

A series hybrid engine has an electric traction motor drive of the vehicle wheels and a regenerative braking system that converts the motor to a generator for the output of useful electrical energy, the latter being used either to charge the storage battery for a power source for the traction motor, ...


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Keith W Klontz, Deepakraj M Divan, Donald W Novotny, Robert D Lorenz: Contactless battery charging system. Electric Power Research Institute, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, August 23, 1994: US05341083 (208 worldwide citation)

A contactless recharging system and method for recharging a battery storage device onboard an electric vehicle has a primary converter station for converting power from a power source into high frequency power at a selected charging rate. The vehicle has a secondary converter for converting high fre ...


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Jiri K Nor: Charging station for electric vehicles. Norvik Technologies, Donald E Hewson, April 13, 1993: US05202617 (206 worldwide citation)

A charging station for electric vehicles which have rechargeable batteries is provided. The charging station comprises a power section controlled by a fast acting power controller, a power connector and associated power cables for connecting to the vehicle, an interface with signal cables to carry s ...


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Paul F Carosa: Separable inductive coupler. Hughes Aircraft Company, L A Alkov, W K Denson Low, June 1, 1993: US05216402 (198 worldwide citation)

A separable inductive coupler for transferring electrical power across a dielectric medium using magnetic induction. Its coil geometry allows for easy disassembly of primary and secondary circuits. When primary and secondary coils are mated, an extremely low leakage inductance transformer is formed. ...


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John B Bates: Rechargeable lithium battery for use in applications requiring a low to high power output. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Michael E McKee, J Donald Griffin, Harold W Adams, October 29, 1996: US05569520 (195 worldwide citation)

Rechargeable lithium batteries which employ characteristics of thin-film batteries can be used to satisfy power requirements within a relatively broad range. Thin-film battery cells utilizing a film of anode material, a film of cathode material and an electrolyte of an amorphorus lithium phosphorus ...


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John B Bates: Rechargeable lithium battery for use in applications requiring a low to high power output. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Michael E McKee, J Donald Griffin, Harold W Adams, March 18, 1997: US05612152 (188 worldwide citation)

Rechargeable lithium batteries which employ characteristics of thin-film batteries can be used to satisfy power requirements within a relatively broad range. Thin-film battery cells utilizing a film of anode material, a film of cathode material and an electrolyte of an amorphous lithium phosphorus o ...


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Jiri K Nor, Josef V Soltys: Universal charging station and method for charging electric vehicle batteries. Norvik Traction, Donald E Hewson, August 20, 1996: US05548200 (186 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for charging the battery of an electric vehicle are provided. When the electric vehicle is connected to a charging station, it is interrogated to determine the nature of the charge controller that is on board the vehicle; and logic decisions invoking the particular mode for ch ...


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John P Schwind: Armature induction charging of moving electric vehicle batteries. October 13, 1998: US05821728 (185 worldwide citation)

Batteries of a moving electric vehicle are charged using an electromagnetic field extended along the centerline of a driving lane and a level controlled armature mounted on the underside of an electric vehicle by having the moving coils of the armature lowered to optimum proximity of the magnetic fi ...


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William G Meese, Robert G Pratt, Mitchell D Charneski, Robert E Brokenshire, Bruce F Whitney: Microprocessor electric vehicle charging and parking meter system structure and method. The Detroit Edison Company, Barnes Kisselle Raisch Choate Whittemore & Hulbert, July 30, 1985: US04532418 (183 worldwide citation)

Structure for and method of charging an electric vehicle at a parking location and facilitating billing for the charging energy utilized and the parking time. The structure includes a charging and parking meter at a parking space for receiving a charge card and into which a charging plug from an ele ...



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