PG Drives Technology Ltd.
|PG Drives Technology Ltd. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20110238265||Controller And Control Method For A Motorised Vehicle - A controller for a motorised vehicle having at least a left wheel and a right wheel is provided, where the left wheel and the right wheel are driven independently by a motor arrangement. The controller is arranged to receive control signals from a user input device of the motorised vehicle, the control signals determining a requested left wheel velocity and a requested right wheel velocity. A requested speed of the motorised vehicle is given by a mean of the requested left wheel velocity and the requested right wheel velocity and a requested spin of the motorised vehicle is given by a mean difference of the requested left wheel velocity and the requested right wheel velocity. A scaling unit determines a scaling factor in dependence on the requested speed and the requested spin and scales both the requested speed and the requested spin by the scaling factor to generate a target speed and a target spin. The controller is configured to convert the target speed and the target spin into a target left wheel velocity and a target right wheel velocity and the motor arrangement is responsive to the controller to drive the left wheel at the target left wheel velocity and to drive the right wheel at the target right wheel velocity.||09-29-2011|
|20110232977||CONTROLLER AND CONTROL METHOD FOR A MOTORISED VEHICLE - The technology disclosed relates to a controller and a control method for a motorised vehicle, and in particular to the control of a motorised vehicle having at least a left wheel and a right wheel, the left wheel being driven by a left motor and the right wheel being driven by a right motor. In accordance with such motorised vehicles, linear motion of the vehicle is typically effected by driving the left motor and the right motor in the same direction, whilst spinning of the vehicle is typically effected by driving the left motor and the right motor in opposite directions. A typical example of such a motorised vehicle is an electric wheelchair.||09-29-2011|
|20110071711||Controller And Control Method For A Motorised Vehicle - A controller and control method for a motorised vehicle such a wheelchair are provided. The motorised vehicle has at least two driven wheels driven independently by a motor arrangement, and the controller receives a number of input signals from a user input device of the motorised vehicle. The controller comprises drive control circuitry for generating control signals for controlling the driving of the driven wheels by the motor arrangement, the control signals being dependent on the input signals. Speed assist circuitry is responsive to an indication of current consumed in driving the driven wheels to detect occurrence of a loading condition. On detection of occurrence of a loading condition, the speed assist circuitry is then arranged to boost at least one of the input signals in order to boost top speed in the presence of the loading condition. This significantly improves the control of the motorised vehicle in situations where the occurrence of the loading condition may otherwise prevent the vehicle from moving, as for example may occur when seeking to turn the vehicle at low speed.||03-24-2011|
|20100171468||CHARGER PROTECTION CIRCUITRY - The present invention provides charger protection circuitry for a rechargeable battery, and a method of protecting a charger cable during charging of a rechargeable battery. A switch controller is used to turn a switch element on and off in dependence on a direction of current flow through the charger protection circuitry during charging and otherwise. If current is flowing in the first direction the switch controller turns on the switch element such that the auxiliary current tripping element is bypassed, whereby the main current tripping element controls interruption of current flow. If instead current is flowing in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the switch controller turns off the switch element, whereby the auxiliary current tripping element is connected into the current flow path to control interruption of current flow.||07-08-2010|
|20090211822||Method and Apparatus for Stall Detection - Stall detection apparatus for an electric motor controller has an input for receiving a drive error flag indicating if the controller is unable to achieve the required motor velocity and an input for receiving a signal in order to measure, directly or indirectly, the actual motor velocity. The actual motor velocity is determined in order to indicate whether the motor is stationary and, only if so, a stall signal is outputted in order to indicate that said motor has stalled.||08-27-2009|
|20080315866||Control system - A control system for use in safety critical human/machine control interfaces is described, more particularly a joystick type control system and particularly a joystick type control system utilizing magnetic positional sensing. The control system provides a control input device having a movable magnet, a pole-piece frame arrangement positioned about the magnet, at least three magnetic flux sensors being positioned in said pole-piece frame arrangement and a monitoring arrangement for monitoring the output signal of each of said at least three sensors.||12-25-2008|
Patent applications by PG Drives Technology Ltd.