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Alex J Severinsky, Theodore Louckes: Hybrid vehicle configuration. Paice, Michael de Angeli, April 21, 2009: US07520353 (69 worldwide citation)

A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when th ...


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Donald Klemen, Michael R Schmidt: Light hybrid vehicle configuration. GM Global Technology Operations, Quinn Law Group PLLC, October 12, 2010: US07810592 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a hybrid conversion module configured to easily attach to existing powertrain components in order to produce a light hybrid vehicle. The hybrid conversion module includes an electric motor/generator operable to transmit power to a torque converter and thereby drive the ...


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Hata Yushi, Matsui Hideaki, Ibaraki Takatsugu: Power output device, hybrid vehicle and control method for the same. Toyota Motor, August 27, 2003: JP2003-237392 (4 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a hybrid vehicle that is switchable between a parallel hybrid and a series hybrid.SOLUTION: A planetary carrier 123, a sun gear 121 and a ring gear 122 of planetary gear 120 are respectively connected with an engine 150, a motor 130, and a motor 140 and an axle 116. ...


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Aed M Dudar: Periodic engine lubrication for PHEVs. Ford Global Technologies, James Dottavio, McCoy Russell, June 6, 2017: US09669825 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for periodically activating a vehicle engine such that issues that may occur responsive to engine inactivity, such as rust and the sticking of components of the valve train, may be prevented. In one example, a vehicle engine increment off timer is used to monitor a d ...


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Thomas G Leone, Kenneth James Miller, Douglas Raymond Martin: Method and system for engine control. Ford Global Technologies, David Kelley, McCoy Russell, October 3, 2017: US09776624

Methods and systems are provided for synergizing the benefits of an electric fuel separator in a hybrid vehicle system. A vehicle controller may hold the engine in a narrow operating range where usage of a selected higher octane or lower octane fuel fraction is optimal while using motor and/or CVT a ...


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Daniel Scott Colvin, Christopher Alan Lear, Bernard D Nefcy, Andrew E Burt: EV mode shift strategy for hybrid vehicle. Ford Global Technologies, David Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, October 10, 2017: US09783188

A vehicle includes a generator, a battery, a transmission, and a controller. The generator is configured to recharge the battery at a maximum power output when a generator speed is above a threshold speed. The transmission is configured to downshift during regenerative braking such that the generato ...


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Seong Ik Park: Power transmission system for hybrid vehicle. Hyundai Motor Company, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, Peter F Corless, June 20, 2017: US09683635

A power transmission system for a hybrid vehicle including an engine, a first planetary gearset and a second planetary gear set is provided. In particular, the first planetary gearset includes a plurality of first rotational elements, one of which is coupled with an output shaft of the engine and on ...


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Dan J Showalter: Anti-kickback clutch for starter gear. BORGWARNER, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, October 31, 2017: US09803611

In a permanently engaged starter system (20), a one-way clutch (40) is located between a starter motor (21) and a starter gear (54) for initiating the start of an internal combustion engine. The clutch (40) can include a starter gear (54), an outer race (56), an inner race (60), a roller cage (42) s ...


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Kazuhito Hatta, Nobuaki Shimosaka: Battery, battery pack, electronic equipment, electric vehicle, power storage device, and power system. Murata Manufacturing, K&L Gates, April 17, 2018: US09947964

A battery includes a positive electrode formed with a positive electrode active material layer containing a positive electrode active material at least on one side of a positive electrode current collector, a negative electrode formed with a negative electrode active material layer containing a nega ...


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Alexander O Connor Gibson, Felix Nedorezov, Jeffrey Allen Doering, Xiaoyong Wang, Walter Joseph Ortmann: Hybrid vehicle and method of controlling an engine disconnect clutch for engine start-up. Ford Global Technologies, David Kelley, Brooks Kushman P C, April 24, 2018: US09950705

A vehicle includes an engine, a transmission, a clutch, and a controller. The clutch is configured to couple the engine and transmission during engine starts. The controller is programmed to alter an engine start torque apply schedule for the clutch such that the actual engine start time is less tha ...