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Rik W A A De Doncker, Robert D King: Technique for decoupling the energy storage system voltage from the DC link voltage in AC electric drive systems. General Electric Company, Jill M Breedlove, Marvin Snyder, December 13, 1994: US05373195 (172 worldwide citation)

An ac electric drive system includes a bidirectional power semiconductor interface between a battery, or an auxiliary energy storage device, and a power inverter for boosting an input dc voltage and for decoupling the dc link voltage from the input dc voltage such that the dc link voltage is substan ...


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Adam C Bennett, Jyjen F Sah, Gregory A Hubbard: Automatic engine stop and restart mode for reducing emissions of a hybrid electric vehicle. General Motors Corporation, December 14, 2004: US06832148 (162 worldwide citation)

This novel silent operating mode for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) reduces noise and emissions compared to traditional HEV operating modes. It is a complementary series of software control functions that allows the vehicle to operate with reduced noise and emissions where specifically needed, whil ...


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William R Cawthorne, Gregory A Hubbard: Method for adjusting battery power limits in a hybrid electric vehicle to provide consistent launch characteristics. General Motors Corporation, Leslie C Hodges, March 15, 2005: US06868318 (151 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for improving the performance of an energy storage system that incorporates a high density electrical energy storage device, such a battery or ultracapacitor. The method may be implemented in an energy storage system of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) as a computer control algo ...


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Bradford Bates, Ronald I Sims, Rodney J Tabaczynski: Hybrid drive system. Ford Motor Company, Roger L May, Damian Porcari, June 7, 1994: US05318142 (118 worldwide citation)

A hybrid drive system for use in an electric vehicle comprising an electric motor generator for moving the vehicle, plural electrical energy sources in electric contact with electric motor/generator and a control source in electrical contact with the plural electrical energy sources include a variab ...


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Charles W Grennan: Compressed gas energy storage system with cooling capability. Dresser Rand Company, Nixon Hargrave Devans & Doyle, June 3, 1997: US05634340 (115 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the present invention relates to a process of cogeneration utilizing a compressed gas energy storage system which includes a gas storage area, a compression train for pressurizing a gas to be stored in the gas storage area, and an expansion train for depressurizing high pressure gas re ...


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Mark W Kroll: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator having a high voltage capacitor. Angeion Corporation, Brad D Pedersen, August 19, 1997: US05658319 (114 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system that is electrically connected to two or more implantable discharge electrodes for implantation into a human patient for treating cardiac dysrhythmias. The ICD system has a battery system and a stepup transformer for cha ...


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Ajith Kuttannair Kumar: Hybrid energy power management system and method. General Electric Company, Carl Rowold, Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel, September 2, 2003: US06615118 (109 worldwide citation)

An energy management system for use with off-highway vehicles, including locomotives, that traverse a known course. A processor determines power storage and transfer parameters, including data indicative of present and future track profile information. The energy management system controls the stora ...


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Koutz Stanley L: Energy storage system and method. Gulf Oil Corporation, July 18, 1972: US3677008 (100 worldwide citation)

A method and system are described for using compressed air for storing and utilizing energy. Air is compressed and stored and the heat of compression is removed from the air prior to storage. The air is subsequently removed from storage and the stored heat is restored to the air prior to expansion o ...


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James O Burke: Vehicle with supplemental energy storage system for engine cranking. Kold Ban International, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 5, 2001: US06242887 (100 worldwide citation)

A vehicle having an internal combustion engine that drives a generator and a cranking motor that cranks the engine is provided with a standard electrical system as well as a supplemental electrical system. This supplemental electrical system includes a capacitor that is charged by the primary electr ...


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David Richens Brigham, Sandra Giardini, Amos Lev, Timothy Romlein, Michael Alan Tamor: Method for controlling energy flow in a hybrid electric vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, Roger L May, Mark S Sparschu, October 13, 1998: US05820172 (97 worldwide citation)

An operating strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) manages the flow of energy to both supply the motive demand power of the HEV and maintain the charge of the energy storage system (ESS). A controller operates the main power unit (HPU) and ESS and, using an optimal fuel cost strategy, scans a ...



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