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307900100 - VEHICLE MOUNTED SYSTEMS

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307100700 Battery protection 29
307100600 Ignition or starter circuits 24
307100200 Antitheft 11
307100800 Lighting circuits 3
20110204716OPERATION CONTROL SYSTEM - In an operation control system, when a selection manipulation for blinking one of turn lamps is inputted using an in-vehicle combination switch, a frequency signal corresponding to the selection manipulation is outputted from a signal oscillation section to a signal transformation section via a common control line. In addition, the signal transformation section causes, out of two individual signal lines, an individual signal line corresponding to the inputted frequency signal to be in an active state. One of driver sections blinks one of turn lamps corresponding to the individual signal line being in the active state. It is noted that a drive control section stops temporarily operations of the turn lamps while both the input signal lines are in the active state.08-25-2011
20110291476Conversion of Vehicular Indicator Lights to Multi-Function Indicators - Vehicle indicator lights, such as run-brake lights and/or side running lights, are converted to run-turn-brake indicator lights. A run-turn-brake converter is connected to vehicle-supplied run, brake, left turn, and right turn signal leads, the run-turn-brake converter producing left and right run-turn-brake signals. Existing vehicle wiring is reconfigured by disconnecting a first lead wire from the low-intensity input of a first three-terminal brake-run light socket, disconnecting a second lead wire from the low-intensity input terminal of a second three-terminal brake-run light socket, disconnecting a third lead wire from the high-intensity input terminal of the second three-terminal brake-run light socket, and connecting the second lead wire to the high-intensity input terminal of the second three-terminal brake-run light socket. The left and right run-turn-brake signals are connected to the sockets via the second lead wire and via a fourth lead wire, respectively.12-01-2011
20110241422WIRING STRUCTURE TO SUPPLY POWER TO LICENSE LIGHT OF TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE - A wiring structure to supply power to a license light provided in a two-wheeled vehicle includes a wire, a connector, a vehicle-body-side harness, and a plug. The wire is connected to the license light attached to a fender support. The fender support is attached to a back surface of a rear fender which is detachably attached to a vehicle body. The connector is attached to a leading end of the wire and to the fender support. The vehicle-body-side harness is fastened to a vehicle-body frame with a fastener at a position lower than an attachment position of the connector. The vehicle-body-side harness extends upward toward the connector. The plug is provided to the vehicle-body-side harness and is connected to the connector to supply power from the vehicle body to the license light.10-06-2011
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20110198921POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR FUEL CELL VEHICLE - A power supply device includes: a first line, a second line, and a third line, each having a different electric potential from one another; a battery circuit in which a fuel cell stack and an electric storage device are connected in series; and a first DC-DC converter, wherein both ends of the battery circuit are connected to the first line and the third line, a connection point of the electric storage device and the fuel cell stack of the battery circuit is connected to the second line, a primary side of the first DC-DC converter is connected to the second line and the third line, a secondary side of the first DC-DC converter is connected to the first line and the third line, and electric power is outputted from the first line and the third line.08-18-2011
20130026828POWER SOURCE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A vehicle power source device which can improve the accuracy of battery deterioration detection. The vehicle power source device (01-31-2013
20130026827Multistage Power Supply System and Method for Providing Uninterrupted Power to Vehicle Circuitry - A multistage power supply system and method for providing uninterrupted low voltage electrical power to control circuitry in an electric or hybrid-electric vehicle. A first stage includes a converter for receiving a low voltage input from a vehicle battery and converting the vehicle battery low voltage input to a high voltage output. A second stage provided in series communication with the first stage includes a converter for receiving one of a rectified AC high voltage input and the first stage high voltage output and converting the one of the rectified AC high voltage input and the first stage high voltage output to a low voltage output for use in powering the vehicle control circuitry. The low voltage output is produced by the second stage from the rectified AC high voltage input when the rectified AC high voltage input is present, and the low voltage output is produced by the second stage from the first stage high voltage output when the rectified AC high voltage input is absent.01-31-2013
20100090525SYSTEM, VEHICLE AND RELATED METHOD - A system includes a first energy storage system electrically coupled to the DC-link, and the first energy storage system comprises a first energy source that can exchange electrical power with an electric motor through the DC-link; a boost converter coupled to the DC-link; a second energy storage system that can be reversibly electrically coupled to the boost converter through a contactor, and wherein an operating voltage of the second energy storage system is less than an operating voltage of the first energy source; and the second energy storage system comprises both an energy battery and a second energy source, and the second energy source has an operating voltage that is higher than the energy battery and is lower than the first energy source operating voltage. A vehicle incorporating the system and a related method are provided.04-15-2010
20100013301ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - An electric power supply system mounted on a moving body, which supplies electric power from a plurality of direct-current power source devices to an alternating-current drive apparatus that functions as a drive source of the moving body. Each of the plurality of direct-current power source devices is connected to a corresponding inverter, which converts a direct-current output of the direct-current power source device into an alternating-current output, thereby forming one alternating-current output unit. Alternating-current wirings are used to make connection between each alternating-current output unit and the alternating-current drive apparatus and between respective alternating-current output units. Thereby, it is possible to keep electrical insulation between electric power supply wirings and a moving body with relative ease and also make connection between the direct-current power source devices in a simple and easy way.01-21-2010
20080258552Fuel Filler Door Interlock Assembly - An interlock assembly is provided for a vehicle having a body with a selectively openable slidable door and a selectively openable fuel filler door mounted thereto. The fuel filler door is operatively connected with the interlock assembly. The interlock assembly has a first interlock state, operable to restrict the opening of the slidable door when the fuel filler door is in an open position, and a second interlock state, operable to restrict the opening of the fuel filler door when the slidable door is in an open position. Preferably, the interlock assembly is mounted with respect to a rear jamb formed by the body.10-23-2008
20110193409POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A power supply device is provided for a vehicle having an idling-stop function, the power supply device including a boosting converter circuit with small loss that compensates for a voltage drop of a battery during starting of the engine and performing a protection function against a case in which the polarities of the battery are mistakenly connected in reverse. A series circuit including two MOSFETs serially connected to one another and an inductor is connected to the ends of a DC power source. A diode is connected to the connection point between the two MOSFETS serially connected to one another and the inductor, and a capacitor is connected in parallel to the two MOSFETS serially connected to one another. The two MOSFETs are serially connected such that the polarities of respective body diodes thereof are opposite to each other.08-11-2011
20090200865DEVICE FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN A MOTOR VEHICLE AND A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH SUCH A DEVICE - In a device for generating electrical energy in a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle with such a device, a microturbine 08-13-2009
20100078993POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A power supply device for a vehicle includes a battery, a power line (power supply line and ground line), a connection unit, a charger that is an electric power supply unit, an accessory load, a voltage sensor and a control device. When the accessory load is operating, the control device sends signals to the connection unit to turn off all of three system main relays. Thereby, battery is electrically disconnected from charger. The control device further produces a power command based on a predetermined target voltage and a voltage detected by the voltage sensor such that the detected voltage attains the target voltage.04-01-2010
20130076128Active Switching Frequency Modulation - A method of controlling a variable frequency power converter disposed on a vehicle, and a machine with such a variable frequency power converter is disclosed. The method may comprise providing a power controller, the variable frequency power converter and an electrical energy storage repository disposed on the vehicle. The method may further comprise receiving, by the power controller, a desired reference value, and adjusting a switching frequency of the variable frequency power converter from a first switching frequency to a second switching frequency based on the desired reference value.03-28-2013
20100045106Wiring harness - A buffering part 02-25-2010
20100102628HYBRID VEHICLE - A hybrid vehicle (04-29-2010
20130134778BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A vehicle controls power consumption of a battery on the basis of a target battery remaining amount set by a user and detects or stores a deterioration-related parameter relating to deterioration of the battery. A server calculates a deterioration parameter coefficient that represents the degree of the effect of the deterioration-related parameter on the deterioration of the battery. The vehicle controls the power consumption of the battery in accordance with the deterioration parameter coefficient and the deterioration-related parameter. The degree of actual battery deterioration is calculated on the basis of the actual battery remaining amount at a point when the vehicle reaches a destination. A table for use in calculating the deterioration parameter coefficient is modified in accordance with the degree of actual battery deterioration.05-30-2013
20100109430MODULAR POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS HAVING CONFIGURABLE OUTPUTS - A system, method, and apparatus for controlling the supply of power for components of a vehicle. The system comprises a plurality of power modules or apparatuses, a J1939 bus, a plurality of electrical components, and a power supply. Each component is coupled to at least one power module, and the power modules are configured to supply power to electrical components coupled thereto. Each power module includes a controller, a plurality of power output lines, a plurality of pluggable power elements, and a power supply line. The controller is configured to electronically control at least one of the pluggable power elements for each power output line. Thus, the outputs of the power modules are configurable based on controlling the pluggable power elements.05-06-2010
20130082522SYSTEM FOR POWER TRANSMISSION - A system for reducing electromagnetic noise generated by common mode currents in electrical connections of a power inverter and battery in an electric or hybrid electric vehicle. A pair of spaced apart electrical conductors extends along the vehicle chassis and electrically connects the power inverter to the battery. An electrically conductive metal plate is positioned in between the spaced apart electrical conductors. This metal plate is electrically connected to the chassis adjacent at least both of the power inverter and the battery/motor. Besides this, more connecting points are required to keep the distance between two points less than half wavelength of the maximum frequency of EMI requirements, and most preferably this metal plate is electrically connected to the chassis all the way with infinite connecting points. The metal plate is positioned so that the metal plate is closer to the electrical conductors than the space in between the electrical conductors and the vehicle chassis.04-04-2013
20130082523MOTOR VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - A motor vehicle electrical system having a DC-to-DC converter with a high-voltage side and a low-voltage side, wherein at least one traction battery is connected to the high-voltage side and electrical loads are connected to the low-voltage side, wherein the DC-to-DC converter can be switched on or woken up by a control signal of an electrical device, wherein the electrical device is arranged on the high-voltage side or is designed with an electrical energy store locally associated with the electrical device. Also disclosed is a method for operating such a motor vehicle electrical system.04-04-2013
20130082521SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ELECTRICAL LOADS IN A VEHICLE - A system and method for managing electrical loads in a vehicle includes a high voltage power source capable of providing electrical power to at least one high voltage load. An electrical converter is operable to receive an input of high voltage power from the high voltage power source and to provide an output of low voltage power to one or more low voltage loads. A control system is in communication with the converter, and it is configured to receive signals from the converter related to the converter output, and cut power to at least one of the low voltage loads when the signals received from the converter indicate that the high voltage power source cannot provide full power to the low voltage loads.04-04-2013
20120181860DUAL BIPOLAR MAGNETIC FIELD FOR LINEAR HIGH-VOLTAGE CONTACTOR IN AUTOMOTIVE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY SYSTEMS - A device and method for operating automotive battery system relays and related switches. By creating a dual bipolar magnetic field adjacent the contactor portion of a switching mechanism in the relay, the magnetic field used to promote arc extinguishing is shifted, which in turn reduces the Lorentz force that forms as a byproduct of the field. Such a configuration has the potential for simultaneously maintaining arc-extinguishing capability and improving short-circuit withstanding capability while reducing the tendency of the Lorentz forces to interfere with the operation of a solenoid or other switch-activating mechanisms. Such devices and methods may be used in conjunction with hybrid-powered and electric-powered vehicles.07-19-2012
20130049459SERIES REGULATOR ON ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE - A capacitor connected to a microcomputer voltage wiring is downsized. A series regulator on an electronic control unit for automotive includes a battery as an in-vehicle power supply, a relay, an input side capacitor, a series regulator circuit, and an output side capacitor, and is connected to a microcomputer. The series regulator circuit includes an n-channel MOSFET, a gate voltage regulator circuit as an output control circuit of an FET, and a gate voltage holding capacitor. A capacitor GND voltage (gate voltage) is adjusted by the gate voltage regulator circuit to convert an input side capacitor voltage into an output side capacitor voltage, and supply a microcomputer current to the microcomputer.02-28-2013
20130049460METHOD FOR PREVENTING OVERVOLTAGES IN AN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A method for preventing overvoltages in an electrical system of a motor vehicle is provided. The electrical system has as voltages sources an electric machine coupled to an internal combustion engine and a motor vehicle battery. The electric machine has a stator winding, a rotor winding and a field regulator assigned to the rotor winding for controlling a field current flowing through the rotor winding. The voltage generated by the electric machine is limited to an upper voltage threshold value if (i) a rotational speed corresponding to the rotational speed of the electric machine is below a rotational speed threshold value, and (ii) a temperature corresponding to the temperature of the motor vehicle battery is below a temperature threshold value.02-28-2013
20090302679Electrical system for controlling coach resources - An electrical system for controlling coach resources for improved reliability and economy. The electrical system may comprise a plurality of smart modules networked together on a multiple channel network, one or more work modules each communicably connected with one of the smart modules, and one or more electrical devices controllably connected with one of the work modules. In one embodiment, the multiple channel network comprises multiple CAN busses and the work modules communicate to smart modules via RS422/485.12-10-2009
20120217798VEHICLE ELECTRIC LOAD SYSTEM - An electric load system and method for a vehicle includes an electric load, electric devices, an electrically driven element operating in an operating state, an electric load detector to measure an electric load generated by the electric devices, and an electric control unit communicating with the electric load detector and the electrically driven element to determine an electric load of the electric load system. The method includes estimating an electric load of the electrically driven element based on an operating state of the electrically driven element via the electric control unit and adding the electric load from the electrically driven element to an electric load measured by the electric load detector.08-30-2012
20130057064POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR AIR CONDITIONER OF CAR - A power supply system for an air conditioner of a car includes a battery, an alternator, a detection circuit to detect whether the alternator is operating and outputting a detection signal according to the detection result, a processing unit to output a control signal according to the detection signal, and a switching circuit to connect either the battery or the alternator to the air conditioner.03-07-2013
20130069426HYBRID POWER AND ELECTRICITY SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES - In a hybrid power and electricity system for an electric vehicle, the system provides two kinds of electricity sources for the electric vehicle to resolve conventional problems such as insufficient driving range and long charging time. The system includes a compressed gas power engine that uses compressed gas to generate power; a gas tank that supplies compressed gas to the compressed gas power engine; a generator that is driven by the compressed gas power engine to generate electricity; a battery that is charged by the generator or an external electricity source; a motor that propels the electric vehicle. The motor consumes electricity that is supplied by the battery or the generator driven by the compressed gas power engine. The electric vehicle can be driven and charged at the same time, and has an increased driving range. Furthermore, compressed gas is inexpensive and easily available.03-21-2013
20130069427CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND ASSOCIATED CONTROLLER FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - The invention relates to a circuit arrangement (03-21-2013
20120112538WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS - A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to be coupled to the load by a converter capable of converting energy captured by the second electromagnetic resonator into a form usable by the load, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator.05-10-2012
20120112537Vehicle Drive Unit - A vehicle drive unit includes a motor as a power source, a power control unit supported by a vehicle body, and a three-phase cable that connects the power control unit and the motor. A first end portion of the three-phase cable is connected to the power control unit toward the rear of the vehicle in a direction orthogonal to a rotary axis of the motor, a second end portion of the three-phase cable is connected to the motor toward the front of the vehicle in the orthogonal direction, and a U-shaped swing absorber that is curved to extend in the orthogonal direction is provided between the first end portion and the second end portion of the three-phase cable.05-10-2012
20120112536WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR VEHICLES - A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver includes a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to be coupled to the load, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is of substantially different size from the first electromagnetic resonator, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and comprising an inductive loop and configured to be coupled to the load via a capacitive network comprising at least one capacitor in series with the inductive loop and one capacitor in parallel with the inductive loop.05-10-2012
20120112535WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR VEHICLES - A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver including a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle configured to be coupled to the load, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is moveable relative to the first electromagnetic resonator while power is transferred, the second electromagnetic resonator configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and comprising an inductive loop and configured to be coupled to the load via a capacitive network comprising at least one capacitor in series with the inductive loop and one capacitor in parallel with the inductive loop.05-10-2012
20120112534WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH MULTI RESONATOR ARRAYS FOR VEHICLE APPLICATIONS - A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver includes a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to be coupled to the load, at least one other electromagnetic resonator configured with the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator in an array of electromagnetic resonators to distribute power over an area, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the array to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator.05-10-2012
20120112533POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR HYBRID VEHICLE - A power supply system for a hybrid automotive vehicle having a battery which produces a first high voltage sufficient to power one or more electric motors to propel the vehicle. A first voltage step down circuit is connected to the battery circuit which reduces the first voltage to a second voltage sufficient to actuate fuel injectors in the internal combustion engine also used to propel the vehicle. A second step down voltage circuit is connected to either the battery circuit or the first voltage step down circuit which reduces the voltage to a third voltage sufficient to power a low voltage electrically powered device in the drive system of a vehicle.05-10-2012
20090278405SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIPLE SOURCE POWER CONVERSION - An embodiment of a system for multiple source power conversion is implemented in a vehicle that includes an alternating current (AC) power source and first and second direct current (DC) power sources. The system includes an inverter, a DC-to-DC converter, and a controller. The controller receives external commands, inverter feedback signals, and DC-to-DC converter feedback signals, and executes and inverter control algorithm and DC-to-DC converter control algorithm. An embodiment of a method for multiple source power conversion between an AC power source, and first and second DC power sources includes receiving external commands from a remote source, inverter feedback signals from an inverter, and DC-to-DC converter feedback signals from a DC-to-DC converter. The method also includes executing an inverter control algorithm and a DC-to-DC converter control algorithm to generate drive signals for the inverter and DC-to-DC converter, respectively, based on the received commands and feedback signals.11-12-2009
20110012425POWER MODULE LAYOUT FOR AUTOMOTIVE POWER CONVERTERS - An automotive power converter is provided. The automotive power converter includes a substrate, first and second electronic devices on the substrate, at least one conductive member coupled to the substrate and having a first device portion electrically coupled to the first electronic device and a second device portion electrically coupled to the second electronic device, and first and second terminals electrically coupled to the at least one conductive member. When a power supply is coupled to the first and second terminals, current flows from the first terminal to the first device portion substantially in a first direction and from the second terminal to the second device portion substantially in a second direction. The first direction has a first component and the second direction has a second component opposing the first component.01-20-2011
20110012424CIRCUIT FOR VOLTAGE STABILIZATION IN AN ONBOARD POWER SUPPLY - The invention relates to a circuit (01-20-2011
20130062940ON-BOARD ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ON-BOARD ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - To operate a safety load in a vehicle electric system and compensate for power surges, a vehicle electric system has a vehicle battery, an electric load, an energy storage device in form of double-layer capacitor, and a switching assembly. In a first switching state, the system can compensate for a power surge by connecting the double-layer capacitor in series with the vehicle battery with opposite polarity. The vehicle electric system also has an additional load, for example for providing functionality that is relevant for the safety of the vehicle occupants. The additional load can be supplied with a voltage present at the vehicle battery and/or with a voltage present at the electric load. A DC-to-DC converter taps an electric voltage present at the energy store and converts the tapped voltage into a supply voltage, with which the additional load can be redundantly supplied.03-14-2013
20130062939REPLACEABLE BATTERY MODULE FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE - The present invention relates to a replaceable battery module for an electrically driven vehicle, with at least one bracket that can be detachably arranged on a bearing structure of the motor vehicle, and carries at least one battery unit.03-14-2013
20130134777CONVERTER FOR AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT DESIGNED TO SUPPLY ELECTRICAL PROPULSION POWER ON BOARD A MOTOR VEHICLE - An electrical circuit for supplying electrical propulsion power on board a motor vehicle is disclosed. The electrical power is obtained from power delivered to the electrical circuit by a battery of the vehicle and converted by at least two cells. The circuit includes inductive elements connected to transistors for managing the current flowing in the inductive elements, and the inductive elements are coupled to form a magnetic circuit. The magnetic circuit is alternatively controlled according to a common mode in which an apparent inductance of the said magnetic circuit is of the order of magnitude of the sum of the inductances specific to each inductive element, or according to a differential mode in which the apparent inductance of the said magnetic circuit is of the order of magnitude of the leakage inductance of the coupling between the said coupled inductive elements.05-30-2013
20120235476ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE - An energy conversion system transfers energy between an energy source, or storage unit, and an electric device via a first port and a second port and at least one of receives and provides energy via a third port.09-20-2012
20120235475SWITCH DEVICE - A switch device includes a switch operation unit to be mechanically operated so as to be in on or off state; a detecting unit configured to detect whether the switch operation unit is in the on or off state; a first mechanism to be configured to close electrical contacts of at least one circuit when the switch operation unit is operated to be in the on state; and a second mechanism configured to maintain the electrical contacts in an closed state and switch the electrical contacts to an open state in response to electrical signals indicating off, on, and, off to be received sequentially while the switch operation unit is in the off state.09-20-2012
20120235474WINDSHIELD EMBEDDED POWER COIL FOR WIRELESS CHARGING - A wireless power charging or supply system provides a wireless charging coil mounted on or in a vehicle windshield. The wireless charging coil is positioned so that an electronic device that is mounted to the vehicle windshield will receive power from the wireless charging coil.09-20-2012
20130162028WIRING SYSTEM FOR CAR REVERSING CAMERA APPARATUS - Wiring for a car reversing camera system in which a single, long multicore cable carries power and signal wires from a rearward camera position to a forward monitor position. The multicore cable feature at least one narrow width connector that can pass through apertures in a vehicle chassis without drilling holes in the chassis. Power is provided to the long multicore cable from a junction unit that steals power from a car's electrical system that is actuated upon reversing.06-27-2013
20130162029ON-BOARD ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE - An on-board electrical system for a motor vehicle contains a first energy storage unit with a first voltage level and a second energy storage unit with a second voltage level. A control unit controls a flow of current between the first energy storage unit and the second energy storage unit in both directions. A polarity-reversal protection diode connects the first energy storage unit for supplying operating voltage to the control unit. A switching element bridges the polarity-reversal protection diode when the polarity of the first energy storage unit is correct. The first voltage level is compared with the second voltage level by a comparator and the switching element is moved to its open state when the first voltage level drops to a threshold voltage value which is below the second voltage level.06-27-2013
20130162030POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR POWERING AN ELECTRIC LOAD OF A VEHICLE - An electrical power supply system for powering an electric load of a vehicle includes a main battery, a support battery and a battery control module. The battery control module includes a first terminal for connection to the main battery, a second terminal for connection to the support battery and a third terminal for connecting to the electric load. A switch is arranged between said second terminal and said third terminal. The battery control module is arranged to connect the support battery to the load by turning the switch conducting in case the voltage at the third terminal drops below a predetermined voltage. The system provides the automatic activation of a support energy source when the output voltage falls below a specified voltage threshold. The support battery supports the main battery when needed or acts as a redundant power source.06-27-2013
20130162031Operating Structure for an Electrically Operated Vehicle - An operating structure for an electrically operated vehicle is disclosed, in which the windings of the electric motor are used as inductors for power factor correction during charging of the vehicle by means of the vehicle-dedicated convertor. The windings are interconnected in such a way that little or no torque is generated in the motor during the charging operation.06-27-2013
20130162032ENERGY SUPPLY UNIT FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE - An energy supply unit (06-27-2013
20110001355POWER SUBASSEMBLY FOR MICRO-HYBRID SYSTEM IN AN AUTOMOBILE - The power sub-assembly (01-06-2011
20120043809Auxiliary Device Using Primary Inverter Feeds - An electric machine system includes an electric motor, an auxiliary device configured to receive filtered electric power, and a filter. The filter is configured to receive electric power and to pass filtered electric power to the auxiliary device at a frequency not used for power conversion to rotational energy by the electric motor. A method for operating the electric machine system is also disclosed.02-23-2012
20120286569CIRCUIT SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - A circuit system for a vehicle electrical system, including a base vehicle electrical system having an energy store, a vehicle power supply system having an additional energy store, and a DC/DC converter. The energy store and the additional energy store are connected in series, and the DC/DC converter is provided for coupling between the base vehicle electrical system and the vehicle power supply system. A method for operating a vehicle electrical system is also described.11-15-2012
20110278919CANCEL SWITCH - A cancel switch is intended for use with a vehicle equipped with an audiovisual system having a compulsory switching unit which compulsorily switches a video on a monitor screen to a still image or a navigation screen during a running condition of the vehicle. The cancel switch includes a deactivation unit deactivating the compulsory switching unit so that the video is displayed even during the running condition of the vehicle. The deactivation unit includes a proximity sensor which detects proximity of an object by a non-contact manner and a switching circuit which conducts or breaks a signal line through which a determination signal indicative of the running condition of the vehicle is transmitted.11-17-2011
20110278920APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING POWER SUPPLIED TO ON-VEHICLE ELECTRICAL LOADS - A power control apparatus is applied to a vehicle provided with a receiving port connected with an external power supply device placed outside the vehicle and on-vehicle electrical loads including a second battery which stores power supplied from the external power supply device via the receiving port. The power control apparatus for vehicles has power supply processing means that performs a power supply process for supplying desired power to the loads during a stop of the vehicle. This power supply processing means predicts cost required to supply the desired power, based on future predicted power cost information, in planning a power supply process needed during the stop of the vehicle. This planned power supply process is performed.11-17-2011
20120104846Power Controller for Recreational Vehicles and Travel Trailers and Method for Use of Same - A power controller for electrically connecting recreational vehicles and travel trailers to a power pedestal including a primary circuit and a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) circuit, and a method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, the power controller includes an electrical housing configured to be installed in a mobile vehicle. A relay switch located within the power controller operates under the direction of a control circuit and, depending on the load conditions, is configured to switch between (i) a first circuit configuration that delivers power from a first electrical input to a first electrical output, and (ii) a second circuit configuration that delivers power from the first electrical input to the first electrical output and, in isolation, from the second electrical input to the second electrical output.05-03-2012
20110285201Redundant Parallel Operation of Motor Vehicle Electrical System Generators - In a method for controlling a group of at least two electrical generators which supply a motor vehicle electrical system, each individual generator of the group provides a generator workload value, which indicates a workload of the individual generator, to each other one of the group of generators. The workload values represent an absolute value which indicates an actual power which is generated by the individual generator. Alternatively, the workload values represent a relative value, which indicates a ratio of the actual power to a nominal power of the individual generator.11-24-2011
20110291475VEHICULAR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS - Vehicular electrical systems are provided. The vehicular electrical systems include a first direct current (DC) voltage supply, a second DC voltage supply coupled to the first DC voltage supply, a first direct current-to-direct current (DC/DC) power converter coupled to the first and second DC voltage supplies, a second DC/DC power converter coupled to first and second DC voltage supplies and the first DC/DC power converter, and a power receptacle electrically connected to the second DC/DC power converter. The second DC/DC power converter is configured to regulate power flow between the first and second voltage supplies and the power receptacle.12-01-2011
20110291474Vehicle Control System with Proximity Switch and Method Thereof - A control system for controlling a position of a window and method thereof are provided. The control system includes a cover at least partially adapted to have a trough, the cover having a interior side and an exterior side, and a first proximity sensor adjacent to the interior side that is configured to detect an object within the first portion of the trough. The control system further includes a second proximity sensor adjacent to the interior side that is configured to detect the object within the second portion of the trough, and a processor in communication with the sensors, and configured to communicate a control signal to the window as a function of the detection of the sensors, wherein the control signal is based upon a most recent detection of the sensors when both sensors are activated within a first time period.12-01-2011
20090273237REGULATOR CIRCUIT AND CAR PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - A regulator circuit stabilizes the input voltage applied to an input terminal before outputting the output voltage via an output terminal. An output transistor is provided between the input terminal and the output terminal. An error amplifier adjusts the voltage applied to the control terminal of the output transistor such that a voltage that corresponds to the output voltage approaches a predetermined reference voltage. A fluctuation detection capacitor is provided on a path from the input terminal to the grounded terminal. One terminal of the fluctuation detection capacitor is set to a fixed electric potential. In a case that the input voltage is lower than the voltage at the other terminal of the fluctuation detection capacitor, an undershoot suppressing circuit forcibly reduces the gate voltage of the output transistor.11-05-2009
20080309159INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURES FOR SYSTEMS FOR GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ENERGY ON BOARD MOTOR VEHICLES - The system allows the generation and distribution of energy on board a motor vehicle provided with a propulsion unit, a tank for fuel at least one distribution network or line for electric energy, electrical energy generation devices connected to the at least one distribution network or line, and a plurality of selectively activatable electrical utiliser devices or apparatus connected or connectable to the at least one distribution network or line. The electrical energy generator devices includes (at least) a microcombustor electricity generator matrix or battery connected to the fuel tank, and a supervision and control unit associated with this generator matrix or battery and coupled to the distribution network or line and arranged to control the operation of the generator matrix or battery in a predetermined manner as a function of the electrical power required or consumed by the network or line.12-18-2008
20110260531POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A power supply apparatus for a vehicle is provided which supplies electric power to a power supply unit and charges electric power from the power supply unit via a power port. The vehicle includes a plurality of power inverter circuits which are connected to a common storage unit in parallel. The plurality of power inverter circuits include an electric power transferring power inverter circuit connected to the power port via an electric power transferring electric path, and are divided into a first category including the electric power transferring power inverter circuit and a second category. The power supply apparatus includes a connection prohibiting unit which realizes a state in which the power inverter circuit included in the first category is electrically connected to the storage unit, and the power inverter circuit included in the second category is disconnected from the storage unit.10-27-2011
20110260530VEHICULAR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, AND AUTOMOTIVE PROPULSION SYSTEMS - Vehicular electrical systems are provided. The vehicular electrical systems include a source device including an electrical component, a load device, and a cable assembly interconnecting the source device and the load device. The cable assembly includes a conductive core electrically interconnecting the electrical component and the load device, a conductive shield surrounding and being electrically insulated from the conductive core, the conductive shield having a first portion and a second portion, and an insulating body positioned between the first and second portions of the conductive shield such that the first and second portions of the conductive shield are electrically separated.10-27-2011
20100102629Method for Controlling the Movement of an Adjusting Element in a Motor Vehicle - A method controls a movement of an adjusting element in a motor vehicle, preferably a window mechanism or a sliding roof. A closing operation is started by a user of the vehicle via a suitable operating unit. The movement of the adjusting element is monitored for resistance and the movement of the adjusting element is stopped upon detection of resistance. After a movement for opening the adjusting element has been stopped the current degree of opening of the adjusting element is determined and compared to a predefinable reference value, the adjusting element moving back automatically to the closed position if the degree of opening is below the predefinable reference value.04-29-2010
20090315393Conversion device for automobile - A conversion device is provided for an automobile, including a conversion circuit, input port(s), output port(s), and a power flow sensor. The input port function to receive a power input. The conversion circuit includes a DC bus and a plurality of converters. An input side of the DC bus is connected to an input conversion module, and an output side of the DC bus is connected to a DC/DC converter, a DC/AC inversion converter, and a bi-directional DC/DC converter for converting the power input from the input port. The power flow sensor is connected between the input port and the input conversion module of the input side to sense and feed power flow of the power input from the input port to the conversion circuit for carrying out power conversion. The output port is connected to the converters of the output side for output of power. As such, the power input at the input port is converted by the conversion circuit and supplied through the output port and the power flow sensor detects the power flow of the input power at the input port to various power sources to continuously supply power to the automobile thereby providing practicability and convenience of ensuring continuous supply of power and substantially enhancing the cruising distance of the automobile.12-24-2009
20090096285DUAL ENERGY-STORAGE FOR A VEHICLE SYSTEM - A switching control unit for the controlling the transfer of electrical power in a vehicle from at least one of a starter generator and a supercapacitor bank to/from at least one of a service battery and a plurality of electrical devices is provided. A switching device selectively connects/disconnects the at least one of the starter generator and the supercapacitor bank to/from the at least one of the service battery and the plurality of electrical devices. A switch controller is adapted to measure a voltage across the supercapacitor bank to generate a bank voltage signal, to measure a voltage across the service battery to generate a service voltage signal, and to control the switching device to connect/disconnect the at least one of the starter generator and the supercapacitor bank to/from the at least one of the service battery and the plurality of electrical devices in response to the voltage signals.04-16-2009
20110062779METHOD FOR A KIT FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY FROM SOLAR PANELS - A kit for generating electricity from solar power to an electrical system inside any vehicle relying on a photovoltaic panels in the format of a foldable solar panel (03-17-2011
20090289498POWER SUPPLY CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A power supply control device for a vehicle includes a plurality of electrical loadings installed in a vehicle; a feeding part configured to supply electric power to the electrical loadings; and a presumption part configured to presume an electrical power demand for operating the electrical loadings based on sign information for foreseeable operations of the electrical loadings. Electrical power supply from the feeding part to each electrical loading is adjusted based on the result of presumption by the presumption part.11-26-2009
20130099563DISTRIBUTED CHARGING OF MOBILE DEVICES - A system and method for distributed charging of mobile devices. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a secondary coil or receiver associated with a mobile device. When the mobile device is placed in proximity to a base unit having one or more primary coils, each primary coil having a generally planar shape so that when a current is passed through the primary coil a magnetic field is generated in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of the primary coil, the perpendicular magnetic field is used to inductively generate a current in the secondary coil or receiver associated with the mobile device, to charge or power the mobile device. In accordance with various embodiments the system can incorporate efficiency measures that improve the efficiency of power transfer between the charger and receiver.04-25-2013
20090267411REGULATOR - A regulator includes a power-converting circuit and a protection circuit. The power-converting circuit is for converting a primary voltage to a secondary voltage. The protection circuit is coupled to the power-converting circuit. The protection circuit receives the primary voltage earlier than the power-converting circuit. When a voltage spike of the primary voltage occurs, the protection circuit shunts the high instantaneous voltage to ground. An electrical device and a car using the regulator is also provided.10-29-2009
20090008991POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR SLIDING DOOR - The power supply apparatus for sliding door 01-08-2009
20090039703Power Supply Device and Control Method of the Power Supply Device - A power storage device is in parallel to a battery, and is connected to a power supply line and a ground line. A service plug internally includes a resistance and is attached to the power storage device for connecting the resistance between contacts of a relay circuit. The service plug is a member independent of an ordinary service plug arranged at the power storage device. When residual charges in the power storage device are substantially zero, an operator appropriately attaches the service plug to the power storage device in place of the ordinary service plug. Accordingly, when the power storage device enters an overdischarged state due to a maintenance or the like of the power storage device, a vehicle system to which the service plug internally having a current limiting device is attached is started so that occurrence of a rush current can be prevented.02-12-2009
20120292989CONTROL OF A CONVERTER FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE - Control of a converter for an electric vehicle may control the converter of the electric vehicle where the converter is adapted to drop voltage and a counting unit is adapted to count a signal generated by the converter. The control includes inputting a signal generated by the converter to the counting unit during operation of the converter; counting the signal by the counting unit; determining whether a counting result of the counting unit corresponds to a predetermined interval; and deciding that the converter is out-of-order in a case that the counting result does not correspond to the predetermined interval.11-22-2012
20110198920Vehicle power supply apparatus - A first power supply system is constituted by an alternator and a main battery while a second power supply system is constituted by electrical equipment and a sub-battery. Further, a switch is provided between the first power supply system and the second power supply system. During vehicle deceleration, the switch is switched to a disconnected state, whereby the first power supply system and the second power supply system are disconnected. As a result, a generation voltage of the alternator can be raised, enabling an increase in the generation amount, without applying an excessive voltage to the electrical equipment. Hence, the main battery can be charged sufficiently during deceleration, and therefore the alternator can be halted during acceleration and steady travel. Furthermore, by halting the alternator, an engine load can be reduced, and as a result, an improvement in the fuel efficiency of the vehicle can be achieved.08-18-2011
20080238192POWER FEED CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR ON-VEHICLE ELECTRONIC CONTROL APPARATUSES - First and second on-vehicle electronic control apparatuses which communicate with each other through serial communication interface circuits are fed with powers through an output contact of a power source relay from an on-vehicle battery, an electromagnetic coil of the power source relay is energized through a transistor when a power source switch has been closed, first and second microprocessors are activated upon closure of the output contact, a first watchdog timer generates a self-holding command signal and keeps an operating state of the power source relay when intervals of a watchdog signal which is generated by the first microprocessor are normal, and the self-holding command signal is stopped to deenergize the power source relay, when the first and second on-vehicle electronic control apparatuses have completed their save processing steps in accordance with opening of the power source switch.10-02-2008
20100201191Power Supply For By-Wire System - The invention relates to an electric power supply system for a by-wire vehicle system. There is a need for a power supply system which allows the integrity of the battery and alternator to be monitored. A vehicle electric power supply system includes a battery, an alternator, a key operated switch and at least two electronic control units (ECUs). A battery line is connected to the battery, to the second ECU, and to the key switch. An alternator line connects the alternator to the first ECU and to the key switch. A relay includes a relay switch which opens and closes a connection between the battery line and the alternator line. A relay coil is energizable to cause the relay switch to connect the battery line to the alternator line. Energization of the relay coil is controlled by one of the ECUs. This ECU causes the relay coil to move the switch element disconnect the alternator line from the battery line so that voltage from the alternator and battery can be independently tested.08-12-2010
20120292988ON-VEHICLE ELECTRONIC CONTROL APPARATUS - A fourth constant-voltage power circuit directly powered from an on-vehicle battery is connected, in parallel through a serial resistor, to a second constant-voltage power circuit powered from the on-vehicle battery through an output contact of a power relay, and is connected to a drive power terminal of a microprocessor. When the output contact is closed, the microprocessor operates with an output voltage of the second constant-voltage power circuit, and an output current of the fourth constant-voltage power circuit is limited to less than or equal to a predetermined value by the serial resistor. During the operation stop at which a power switch is open, a micro standby current is supplied from the fourth constant-voltage power circuit to the microprocessor.11-22-2012
20090015061Switching Device - The invention relates to a switching device for the switching of the power supply of a high-powered load of a motor vehicle comprising a vehicle electric system connector to be connected to the vehicle electric system of a motor vehicle, a load connector to be connected to the load, a control input for the activating of the switching device by means of an external control signal, a power semiconductor that is arranged as switch between the vehicle electric system connector and the load connector and an control unit for the control of the power semiconductor, being the control unit arranged between the control input of the switching device and a control input of the power semiconductor.01-15-2009
20080203814In-vehicle emergency report apparatus - An in-vehicle emergency report apparatus is so constructed that the operating power source is switched from a vehicle battery to an auxiliary battery only when a pre-crash safety ECU determines that a vehicle will collide with something. That is, the operating power source is switched from the vehicle battery to the auxiliary battery only when there is a possibility that the vehicle will collide with something to thereby perform emergency report operation. This makes it possible to effectively switch the operating power source from the vehicle battery to the auxiliary battery and to prevent the capacity of the auxiliary battery from being uselessly consumed.08-28-2008
20090152943METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VEHICULAR POWER DISTRIBUTION UTILIZING POWER OVER ETHERNET - Aspects of a method and system for vehicular power distribution utilizing power over Ethernet are provided. In this regard, power may be distributed via one or more Ethernet links to one or more devices of a vehicular electronics network, where the Ethernet links may also communicate multimedia and/or control information to and/or from the devices. Power may be distributed to devices of the vehicular electronics network in accordance with power over Ethernet standards. At least one component in the vehicular electronics network may operate as power supplying equipment (PSE). At least one component in the vehicular electronics network may operate as a powered device (PD). At least one component in the vehicular electronics network may operate as a powered device. An amount of power distributed to one or more of the devices may be determined based on a power classification of the one or more devices.06-18-2009
20080272649Electrical connectivity system for use in a vehicle - An electrical connectivity system for use in a vehicle includes a first plurality of electrical devices a first plurality of electrical devices coupled to at least one utility carrier and a control module coupled to the at least one utility carrier. The first plurality of electrical devices are configured to communicate a plurality of utilities on the at least one utility carrier. The control module is also coupled to a second plurality of electrical devices and is configured to control the selection and distribution of the plurality of utilities to the second plurality of electrical devices. The control module includes a user interface configured to receive user input commands regarding the selection of utilities distributed to the second plurality of electrical devices. The control module and second plurality of electrical devices may be mounted to a modular system in the vehicle.11-06-2008
20080265669Printed Circuit Which Can Detect Accidental Heating - The invention relates to a printed circuit (10-30-2008
20110006599POWER SUBASSEMBLY FOR MICRO-HYBRID SYSTEM IN AN AUTOMOBILE - According to the disclosure, a power sub-assembly (01-13-2011
20130119759POWER MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - The power management apparatus provided in a vehicle includes: a switch 05-16-2013
20110204715POWER SUPPLY CONTROL DEVICE - A power supply control device includes a body block having a power supply control circuit and a housing accommodating the power supply control circuit, a power side cable, and a vehicle side cable. At least one of the power side cable and the vehicle side cable has a holder holding contacts. The body block has terminals electrically connected to the power supply control device and held by the housing such that a portion of each of the terminals is exposed out of the housing. The housing is provided with at least one joint part to which the holder is detachably coupled. The contacts are brought into contact with the respective terminals in the state where the holder is coupled to the joint part, so that the respective wires are electrically connected to the power supply control circuit.08-25-2011
20130214593RELAY BUSBAR DEVICE WITH BUILT-IN CURRENT SENSOR FOR VEHICLE - A relay busbar device of one embodiment is a relay busbar device with a built-in current sensor, which is interposed between a motor casing and an inverter casing, and includes a relay busbar both ends of which enter into both of the casings; a resin plate, through which the relay busbar penetrates, and which is interposed between the two casings; a magnetic core, positioned within the resin plate and surrounding the relay busbar; and a magnetic sensor provided in a removed portion of the magnetic core. The relay busbar is mold-formed integrally with the resin plate during resin molding thereof, and changes in magnetic field occurring in the removed portion due to the current flowing in the relay busbar are detected by the magnetic sensor, and the value of the current flowing in the relay busbar is measured.08-22-2013
20090026838Power supply management system - A power supply management system includes means for detecting required electric power supply from electric loads installed in the motor vehicle, means for determining a distribution of amounts of the electric power to be distributed to the electric loads from an electric power resource in the motor vehicle based on the requirements of the supply of the electric power from the electric loads, and means for supplying one of amounts of the electric power to a corresponding one of the electric loads in accordance with the distribution of the amounts of the electric power.01-29-2009
20090026837ON-VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - An on-vehicle power supply device is connected to a vehicle battery with revealing. The on-vehicle power supply device is used for receiving a DC input power supplied by the vehicle battery, and the on-vehicle power supply device induces a plurality of high-frequency voltages through a single isolation transformer at the same time, and then transforms the high-frequency voltages to produce at least one AC output voltage and DC output voltage. In addition, the on-vehicle power supply device further includes a rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery can be charged when the DC input power is importing. When the DC input power stops importing, the rechargeable battery is used for supplying a backup power to the isolation transformer, and the rechargeable battery keeps producing AC output voltage and DC output voltage. Hence, the present invention can achieve the effects of multipurpose, safety, and continuity.01-29-2009
20090206661Daycab auxiliary power conversion apparatus - Auxiliary power is provided to an auxiliary heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) subsystem located compactly beneath the passenger seat of a daycab. Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) or suitably alternative battery power is inverted to drive the HVAC subsystem, and the batteries are charged from the daycab's alternator when the daycab's engine is running or from a roadside power grid when the daycab is idle.08-20-2009
20120104845METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRICAL NETWORK, IN PARTICULAR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A method for operating an electrical network, in particular of a hybrid motor vehicle, the network having at least one electrical accumulator, in particular a high-voltage accumulator, at least one electric machine, and at least one inverter controlling the electric machine, the electrical accumulator being electrically disconnected from the network when a malfunction is detected and the inverter being switched to a short-circuit operating mode when a specifiable voltage limit of a network voltage of the network is subsequently exceeded. There is a provision for switching power semiconductors of the inverter in such a way that the driven electric machine induces a voltage and provides it via free-wheeling diodes on the electrical network and the induced voltage is used for operating the electric machine as a generator such that a specifiable network voltage is set by the electric machine.05-03-2012
20120139338HIGH VOLTAGE SYSTEM OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES - The present invention provides a high voltage system of an electric vehicle. More particularly, it relates to a high voltage system of an electric system which makes it possible to remove a sub-battery conventionally required in such systems by allowing a high voltage battery to function as the sub-battery. The high voltage system includes a high voltage battery, in which a cell and/or a module of the high voltage battery is connected to low voltage electric equipment through an NC relay, such that power of the cell and/or the module of the high voltage battery is supplied to the low voltage electric equipment at ignition-off.06-07-2012
20110221268Power Converter and In-Car Electrical System - Downsizing, cost reduction, and a low inductance of an input/output circuit are to be achieved with a power converter in which a multilayer board having a power semiconductor module 09-15-2011
20090167078Vehicle conductor - A vehicle conductor for use with an electric automobile can include a protection pipe including a wire in the protection pipe capable of supplying power, and a cooling pipe positioned proximate the wire in the protection pipe.07-02-2009
20090033148Electrical system architecture having high voltage bus - An electrical system architecture is disclosed. The architecture has a power source configured to generate a first power, and a first bus configured to receive the first power from the power source. The architecture also has a converter configured to receive the first power from the first bus and convert the first power to a second power, wherein a voltage of the second power is greater than a voltage of the first power, and a second bus configured to receive the second power from the converter. The architecture further has a power storage device configured to receive the second power from the second bus and deliver the second power to the second bus, a propulsion motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus, and an accessory motor configured to receive the second power from the second bus.02-05-2009
20090230765SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING POWER TO AN ELECTRIC MOTOR OF AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE - A plurality of electronically controlled parallel electro-mechanical switches are each configured to deliver power from a power source to an electric motor of an automotive vehicle. The electric motor has an expected number of activation cycles for the life of the automotive vehicle. Each of the electro-mechanical switches has a specified number of activation cycles that defines its useable life. The specified number of action cycles for each of the electro-mechanical switches is less than the expected number of activation cycles of the electric motor.09-17-2009
20080284246Multi-Voltage Vehicle Electrical Supply System for a Motor Vehicle and Method for Operating the Same - A multi-voltage vehicle electrical system for a motor vehicle is provided, including at least one multi-voltage generator, a first energy store, whose energy may be fed into a first low-voltage vehicle electrical system branch having low-voltage consumers, and a second energy store, whose energy may be fed into a second high-voltage vehicle electrical system branch having high-voltage consumers, as well as at least one controllable switching device, using which the energy generated by the multi-voltage generator may be distributed to the first and the second vehicle electrical system branches, the first and the second energy stores being connected in series to one another and the first vehicle electrical system branch being connected to a node between the first and the second energy store and to a reference potential of the first energy store.11-20-2008
20110227410MICRO-HYBRID SYSTEM PROVIDED FOR SUPPLYING POWER TO AN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION NETWORK OF AN AUTOMOBILE - Described is a micro-hybrid system for an automobile including: 1)a rotating electrical machine (i.e., a starter/alternator); 2) at least one power converter connectable to an electricity distribution network of the automobile, this network including a power storage unit; and, 3)a control circuit capable of controlling the power converter to provide a power supply current to the electricity distribution network. The system additionally provides a device associated with the control circuit for controlling, during a change of state between the states of providing and not providing the power supply current to the electricity distribution network, an at least partially gradual variation in a charge voltage generated by the power converter so as to obtain a corresponding gradual variation in a network voltage of the electricity distribution network from a first network voltage value to a second network voltage value, a duration of the variation between the first and second network voltage values being predetermined so as to eliminate a negative effect or consequences (surges, dimming of lights, etc.) of a state change on the electronic environment of the micro-hybrid system.09-22-2011
20090001812Fused Power Intercept - A modified vehicular fuse is disclosed wherein an end of a bus electrode can extend through a fuse housing where it may be connected to a wire and thereby provide an additional circuit. A removable cover on the modified vehicle fuse enables the fuse to be adapted to a multitude of uses. A cover can be optional, wherein the terminal extension can be protected in another manner. A circuit incorporating the modified vehicular fuse with a double U connector is also disclosed. The circuit may comprise a fuse comprising a shell and a pair of electrodes extending beyond the terminus of the shell, thus providing an additional fused circuit.01-01-2009
20090212626System and Method for Dual Energy Storage Management - A dual-energy storage system is described, having two energy sources: (a) a fast-energy storage devices (FES) such as an ultracapacitor, and (b) a long duration or steady power device, such as a fuel-cell or battery. A power converter or controller executes an energy management algorithm to determine when to provide bursts of additional power/current from the fast-energy storage device, and when to recharge the fast-energy storage device.08-27-2009
20090212625OUTPUT VOLTAGE CONTROLLER FOR AC VEHICLE GENERATOR - An output voltage controller for an AC vehicle generator is proposed. The output voltage controller can easily suppress variation in rectified output voltage due to a switching surge without using a slope generation circuit in a voltage adjustment circuit. An excitation circuit that excites a field coil 08-27-2009
20080315683Self-protective high-current low-loss bi-directional semiconductor switch module and method of operation - A high current, light weight, thermally stable, bidirectional semiconductor switch module in an electrical system uses MOSFET technology in a back-to-back parallel architecture. The device comprises a controller which permits it to operate in high electrical noise environments. The device is further controlled to operate in either or both directions based on external events such as voltage changes associated with the electrical system and with vehicle operating conditions. The device operates at currents typically from a few amperes to 1000 amperes and may be used as a circuit breaker, over voltage switch, isolation switch, transient protection switch, and voltage converter. The device functions to replace the solenoids and relays associated with starter motors in a vehicle electrical system.12-25-2008
20090243387DUAL BATTERY VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS - A dual battery electrical system for a vehicle having an engine comprises a primary load and a secondary load and is switchable between an ON state in which the engine is running, an OFF state in which the engine is not running, a START state in which the primary load requires power to start the engine, and a PAUSE state in which the engine is not running. A first battery powers the primary load, a second battery powers the secondary load, a battery switch is closable to connect the first battery to the second battery such that both batteries can provide power to both loads. The transition to and from the OFF state is via a user activated mechanism and transition to and from the PAUSE state is via a user-independent mechanism. A controller controls operation of the battery switch when the system enters and/or leaves the PAUSE state.10-01-2009
20090256420LINE CONNECTION STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A line connection structure for a PCU includes: the PCU mounted in an engine room positioned on a front side of a hybrid vehicle; an air cleaner that is provided on a rear side of the vehicle so as to face the PCU and that includes a resin portion deforming easier than electric equipment; and a cable connected to the PCU. The cable is formed by three-phase cables of U, V, and W phases being gathered. The cable is connected to the PCU on the side surface of the PCU positioned on the vehicular-rear side. The three-phase cables positioned between the PCU and the air cleaner is provided so as to align on the identical plane parallel to the width direction of the hybrid vehicle.10-15-2009
20100187904Centralized HV Interlock System - A centralized high voltage interlock system includes an electrical source, an interlock control unit electrically connected to the electrical source, at least one high voltage component disposed in direct electrical contact with the interlock control unit and a high voltage electrical interlock disposed in electrical contact with the at least one high voltage component.07-29-2010
20100019571METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SUPPLYING OPERATING VOLTAGE TO A CONTROL UNIT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - A method for supplying operating voltage to a control unit of a motor vehicle, the control unit being continuously supplied by a vehicle battery, and a device for implementing the method. In the case of a method for supplying a control unit of a motor vehicle with operating voltage, where the power supply to the control unit is reliably ensured in the off and non-running state, respectively, during vehicle start-up, while entailing minimal outlay for circuitry, a potential of the vehicle battery is connected to the control unit at all times via at least one of the lines that are connected to the control unit.01-28-2010
20100187905All wheel drive electric vehicle power assist drive system - A method and apparatus for an all-electric vehicle using a primary drive system and a secondary drive system is provided. While the primary drive system utilizes a single electric motor, the secondary drive system utilizes a pair of electric motors. In one configuration, a single electrical energy storage system (ESS) is used to supply power to both drive systems. A DC/DC converter can be used so that the two drive systems can utilize different DC bus voltage ranges. In another configuration, each drive system is coupled to a different electrical ESS. A bi-directional DC/DC converter can be used to provide an electrical path between each motor's inverter and the electrical ESS of the other drive system. An energy transfer control module connected to the bi-directional DC/DC converter and one or more sensors can be used to control the use of the bi-directional DC/DC converter.07-29-2010
20130214594Power Supply Unit for a Vehicle Electrical System of a Motor Vehicle - An improved power supply unit for a vehicle electrical system of a motor vehicle, which has an a.c. generator, that provides a phase signal, having an excitation coil, a field regulator assigned to the excitation coil and a rectifier having rectifier elements for the rectification of the generator voltage supplied by the a.c. generator. The field regulator has a voltage recording range for the evaluation of the phase signal having a minimum value and a maximum value, the maximum value being adjusted to the nominal voltage of a power supply unit of the motor vehicle.08-22-2013
20100019570Auxiliary electrical power system for vehicular fuel economy improvement - Method and apparatus for improving the fuel economy of a vehicle of the type having a vehicle electrical system that includes a generator senses a vehicle voltage of the vehicle electrical system during determined intervals, and supplies an offset current from an external source of electrical energy to the vehicle electrical system in response to the sensing of a vehicle voltage of the vehicle electrical system. In this manner, the electrical power output of the generator, and its effect on fuel consumption, are reduced in response to supplying of the offset current. A source of electrical energy external to the electrical system of the motor vehicle is controlled by an electronic control unit coupled to the source of electrical energy. A power converter receives on and off commands from the electronic control unit in response to vehicle voltage measurements by the electronic control unit.01-28-2010
20100001582PRECHARGING A HIGH-VOLTAGE BUS USING A VOLTAGE-REGULATED POWER SUPPLY - Systems and methods are provided for precharging high-voltage buses. The precharge system comprises an energy source having a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein a first voltage is equal to a potential difference between the first terminal and the second terminal. The precharge system further comprises a bus having a first rail and a second rail, wherein a second voltage is equal to a potential difference between the first rail and the second rail. A first contactor is coupled between the first terminal and the first rail and a second contactor is coupled between the second terminal and the second rail. A controller is coupled to the energy source, the bus, and the contactors. The controller is configured to activate the second contactor, and thereafter activate the first contactor if the magnitude of a difference between the first voltage and the second voltage is less than a threshold tolerance.01-07-2010
20110057510POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - A subsidiary power supply (03-10-2011
20090167079DC-DC Converter for Electric Automobile - Provided is a cost-reduced DC-DC converter for an electric automobile. This DC-DC converter is interposed between an accumulation device and a drive motor of the electric automobile for raising the electric power of the accumulation device at the power driving time of the drive motor by using a reactor, a boosting switching element and a boosting diode, and for lowering a regenerative electric power at the regenerating time of the drive motor by using the reactor, a step-down switching element and a step-down diode. The boosting switching element has a higher current allowance than that of the step-down switching element.07-02-2009
20090072619SIGNALLING INTERCONNECT - A connector assembly for supplying power and transmitting signals from a vehicle to a towed trailer or other towed equipment. The connector assembly comprises a trailer hitch having a cross tube extending horizontally behind the vehicle. The cross tube has a wall separating an inside cavity from an outside surface of the cross tube. A first connector attached to the outside surface or mounted in a first opening in the wall of the cross tube has a connecting portion outwardly of the outside surface. Likewise, a second connector mounted at the outside surface or in a second opening in the wall of the cross tube has a connecting portion outwardly of the outside surface of the trailer hitch. One or more conduits extend across the inside cavity between the first and second connectors for interconnecting the vehicle to the towed trailer for supplying power and transmitting signals between them.03-19-2009
20090108673METHOD FOR DETERMINING A VOLTAGE LEVEL ACROSS AN ELECTRIC CIRCUIT OF A POWERTRAIN - A method for determining a voltage level across an electrical circuit of a powertrain includes measuring a plurality of voltage levels and utilizing a comparison test between at least two voltage levels of the plurality of voltage levels to determine the circuit voltage level.04-30-2009
20110018340System and method for sequentional electrical power delivery from two generators in a vehicle electrical system - A vehicle electrical system comprises two generators coupled with one or more electrical subsystem, each of which includes at least one of a stored energy source and electrical load. Each generator is regulated via its associated voltage regulator at a common regulation voltage. Sequential electrical power delivery from the generators is achieved via a sequencing means. Where two or more electrical subsystems are present, electrical isolation is achieved via an isolating means. Overcharge protection is achieved by sensing and responding to the highest voltage of the two or more electrical subsystems.01-27-2011
20090066156ELECTRIC POWER-FEEDING STRUCTURE - An electric power-feeding structure for feeding electric power to a moving body which is driven to be raised or lowered, includes: an arm having a distal end connected to the moving body movably in a horizontal direction and a proximal end rotatably driven to swing, to thereby drive the raising or lowering of the moving body. An electrical wire is routed alongside the arm, and one end of the electrical wire extending from the distal end is connected to the moving body. In a vicinity of a rotating shaft of the arm, the electrical wire is fixed to the arm at a first fixing point and to a base for supporting the arm at a second fixing point. The first fixing point is provided on a straight line defined by the rotating shaft and the second fixing point when the arm is at an intermediate position of its swinging range.03-12-2009
20090066155ELECTRIC POWER-FEEDING STRUCTURE - An electric power-feeding structure for feeding electric power to a moving body which is driven to be raised or lowered, includes: an arm having a distal end connected to the moving body movably in a direction perpendicular to a raising or lowering direction of the moving body and a proximal end adapted to be rotatably driven so as to swing, to thereby drive the raising or lowering of the moving body. An electrical wire is routed alongside the arm, and one end of the electrical wire extending from the distal end of the arm is connected to the moving body to feed electric power to the moving body. The electrical wire is routed alongside a side surface of the arm.03-12-2009
20110025127VARIABLE VOLTAGE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HYBRID VEHICLE - A system for controlling voltage to be supplied to electronic devices in a hybrid vehicle that includes: a main battery for storing power to be supplied to a motor of the vehicle; a sub-battery for storing power to be supplied to electronic devices of the vehicle; a low-voltage DC/DC converter (LDC) for converting a high voltage of the main battery into a low voltage and providing the low voltage to the sub-battery and the electronic devices; and a power controller for controlling power of the main battery, the LDC, and the sub-battery. The power controller controls the voltage to be supplied to the electronic devices with a low voltage, a reference voltage higher than the low voltage, and a high voltage higher than the reference voltage in accordance with an idle stop state, a constant velocity traveling state, an acceleration state, and a deceleration state of the vehicle.02-03-2011
20110115289MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE, ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM, AND VEHICLE STEERING SYSTEM - In a motor control device that is used for, for example, an electric power steering system or another vehicle steering system equipped with a motor, a relay circuit (05-19-2011
20110115290ELECTRIC VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS - An electric vehicle control apparatus includes: a main power source (05-19-2011
20110115288MILD HYBRID SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mild hybrid system according embodiments of the invention may include: a motor-alternator; an inverter for controlling electrical energy flow to and from the motor-alternator; an electrical energy storage for storing electrical energy generated by the motor-alternator; and a unidirectional DC/DC buck converter including a bypass means for providing a physical connection between the motor-alternator and a vehicle electrical load. With the system, the manufacturing cost can be reduced, packaging process can be simplified, and an additional cooling device is not required.05-19-2011
20090033149USB power port in a vehicle dashboard - A vehicle dashboard mounted USB port connected to the vehicle electrical power through a voltage conversion circuit for receiving standard vehicle operating voltage and converting it into standard USB voltage.02-05-2009
20110148191POWER FEEDING CONTROL APPARATUS - A power feeding control apparatus includes a housing for accommodating at least a relay unit which opens and closes power feeding lines, a control circuit for controlling the relay unit, a leakage current detection circuit for detecting leakage current in the electric vehicle and a power supply circuit for generating a control electric power. The apparatus further includes a power source side connector and a vehicle side connector. The leakage current detection circuit includes a zero current transformer through which the power feeding lines extend and is configured to detect leakage current based on unbalanced currents flowing through the power feeding lines. Lead plates constitute a part of the power feeding lines and pass through a central opening of the zero current transformer, and the zero current transformer includes a positioning member molded within the central opening to fix the positions of the lead plates.06-23-2011
20090322149ONBOARD ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL DEVICE - An onboard electric power control device which comprises a power unit, a control unit and a power source unit, in which: an opening portion of a case containing components of the power unit and an opening portion of a case containing components of the control unit are abutted so as to be coupled; a case of the power supply unit is fitted to an opening portion being provided on a side surface of the case of the power unit so that the both cases are coupled; the power unit and the control unit is connected by a flexible connecting conductor; and the connecting conductor is folded and is contained between a resin molded portion formed inside of the case of the power unit and a resin molded portion formed inside of the case of the control unit.12-31-2009
20110101774EMERGENCY ENERGY SUPPLY DEVICE FOR A HYBRID VEHICLE - An emergency energy supply device for providing an emergency energy supply for a hybrid vehicle includes a high-voltage battery for driving an electric drive and a low-voltage battery. The emergency energy supply device includes an energy store, which is electrically connectible to the high-voltage battery and/or to the low-voltage battery and is arranged to provide the emergency energy supply.05-05-2011
20100244560VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A vehicle power supply system has a power supply unit for supplying power to each unit of a vehicle, a plurality of actuation units actuated by the power from the power supply unit, an operation unit arranged for each of the plurality of actuation units, and operated when actuating the corresponding actuation unit, and a control unit for performing a control of starting supply of power from the power supply unit to each of the plurality of actuation units according to the operation of the corresponding operation unit when an actuation condition of the actuation unit corresponding to the operation unit is satisfied.09-30-2010
20100001583Power supply system, vehicle with the same, control method of power supply system and computer-readable recording medium bearing program causing computer to execute control method of power supply system - A temperature increase power command producing unit produces a temperature increase power command value for transferring a power between power storage devices when heating control for raising temperature of the power storage device is performed. The temperature increase power command producing unit provides the temperature increase power command value to a current control unit, and provides a command value prepared by inverting a sign of the temperature increase power command value to a current control unit. The current control unit performs current control based on a first current command value and the temperature increase power command value, and the current control unit performs current control based on the second current command value and the command value prepared by inverting the sign of the temperature increase power command value.01-07-2010
20080238194Device for Managing the Supply to a Network of Power-Consuming Elements for a Motor Vehicle - A switching unit for a device for managing the supply to a network of power-consuming elements for a motor vehicle, said management device including: a main network (Rp), a main energy storage element (Bp) which is intended to supply the main network (Rp), a secondary network (Rs), and a secondary energy storage element (Ucap) which is intended to supply the secondary network (Rs). According to the invention, the unit is intended to connect the secondary network (Rs) electrically with the secondary energy storage element (Ucap) when the vehicle is in a parking mode. The secondary energy storage element (Ucap) comprises a super-capacitor (Ucap) and includes means (D10-02-2008
20110133549MOTOR DRIVE SYSTEM FOR HYBRID VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention provides a motor drive system for a hybrid vehicle and a method for controlling the same, which can prevent a counter electromotive force generated from a motor during turn-off of a main relay from being applied to non-powertrain components such as a DC converter and an electric air conditioner inverter, thus protecting the non-powertrain components and preventing the occurrence of failure.06-09-2011
20110260529ON-DEMAND ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL STRATEGY - A motor vehicle includes an internal combustion engine configured to generate engine power, and a transmission operatively connected to the internal combustion engine and configured to transmit the engine power for driving the vehicle. The vehicle additionally includes a three-phase electrical device configured to operate on three-phase power, and an alternator operatively connected to the engine. The alternator is configured to operate on three-phase electric power, to supply un-rectified three-phase power to directly operate the three-phase electrical device, and to cease supplying power when the engine is off.10-27-2011
20110095603EMERGENCY CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USE - The present invention provides an emergency control apparatus, and method which maintains the power flow between a battery and an inverter and the operation state of an electric vehicle in the event of failure of a bidirectional DC-DC converter connected between the battery as a power source and the inverter for operating a drive motor.04-28-2011
20100194193SYSTEM WHERE THE NUMBER OF CONDUCTORS IS EQUAL TO OR ONE MORE THAN THE NUMBER OF SENSORS - A system including circuits, conductors and sensors. The circuits are configured to supply voltages. The conductors are configured to receive the supply voltages and the sensors are configured to provide data. Each of the sensors is configured to receive the supply voltages via a different set of two of the conductors and provide data via the different set of two of the conductors. The number of conductors is equal to the numbers of sensors or one more than the number of sensors.08-05-2010
20110187185ELECTRIC TRACTION CHAIN FOR AN AUTOMOBILE - The invention relates to an electric traction chain (08-04-2011
20110187184ELECTRICALLY POWERED VEHICLE - A path for charging a main battery from an external power source is established by turning on a first relay and a second relay. This charging path is provided independently of an electric path between a motor generator for generating a vehicle driving force and the main battery established by turning on a third relay. Further, an auxiliary load system including an auxiliary battery is not connected to the above-mentioned electric path, but receives operating power through a power line between the second relay and a power converter so as to be operable even with the third relay turned off.08-04-2011
20100026091Daycab auxiliary power conversion apparatus - Auxiliary power is provided to an auxiliary heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) subsystem located compactly beneath the passenger seat of a daycab. Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) or suitably alternative battery power is inverted to drive the HVAC subsystem, and the batteries are charged from the daycab's alternator when the daycab's engine is running or from a roadside power grid when the daycab is idle.02-04-2010
20090174255ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY FOR CONTROLLING A FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM OF A LARGE COMBUSTION ENGINE - The invention relates to an actuator assembly for controlling fuel injection of a large combustion engine, especially a diesel engine, including an electric motor (07-09-2009
20120098332STARTING DEVICE FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE COMPONENTS OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - The present invention provides a starting device for high-voltage components of a fuel cell vehicle and a method for controlling the same, which can improve starting performance during start-up of the fuel cell vehicle by eliminating a DC-DC converter for the operation of the high-voltage components (e.g., air blower, water pump, etc.) of the fuel cell vehicle, and mounting a separate starting means, which can be operated solely by the power of a 12 V battery, directly on a drive shaft of the high-voltage component.04-26-2012
20090121544Electrical power control system - An electrical power control system operable in a plurality of modes for use with a recreational vehicle or similar load to selectively control power thereto from either a utility power source or a generator power source comprising a power control stage coupled to the utility power source and the generator power source by a power supply stage wherein the power supply stage includes a low-voltage direct current power supply to operate the electrical power control system and a utility/generator switch arrangement to selectively direct the power from either the utility power source or the generator power source to the recreational vehicle and wherein the power control stage includes a control processor section to monitor polarity, phase and voltage levels, a load management section to control the operation of the electrical power control system to control the utility/generator switch arrangement to selectively feed power from either the utility power source or the generator power source to the recreational vehicle under a predetermined plurality of operating parameters or conditions and fault conditions and a mode selector section to select the mode in which the electrical power control system is to be operated.05-14-2009
20110109158EXTRACTION, STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION OF KINETIC ENERGY - An energy conversion system (ECS) is described for energy conversion and distribution including the conversion of vehicle-stored energy into electrical energy and the distribution of the electrical energy locally at the home or via a utility grid level. The ECS includes a system coupled or connected to a vehicle powertrain and comprising a storage cell, a control and monitoring device, a converter unit that converts direct current (DC) energy to alternating current (AC) energy (also referred to as a converter or as an inverter), and an electric generator which extracts kinetic energy created by a moving object or vehicle, converting it into electric energy. This energy is stored in discrete storage cells in the object or vehicle until it can be downloaded into an electrical distribution system or grid.05-12-2011
20120146407POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS FOR SLIDING DOOR - The power supply apparatus for sliding door 06-14-2012
20110304202BATTERY DISCONNECTION IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES - Systems and methods for disconnection of battery power from vehicular components in an electric vehicle upon the occurrence of a crash event are described. In an embodiment of an electric vehicle, upon detection of a crash event, an appropriate signal is transmitted through a controller area network (CAN). A battery management unit (BMU) detects the signal and then severs a power connection between the battery and one or more vehicular components of the electric vehicle. In another embodiment of an electric vehicle, a crash event is detected and a signal to deploy an airbag and/or a pretensioner is emitted. Once a decision is made to deploy the airbag and/or the to pretensioner, the BMU then cuts off battery power to one or more vehicular components of the electric vehicle.12-15-2011
20110304203Power Conversion Installment Kit for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle - A power conversion system for HEV, which comprising: a battery pack and inverter power conversion module for generating DC voltage; the inverter power conversion module is used to convert DC voltage into DC high voltage required for driving the motor of HEV; while the power conversion effect is guaranteed, the present invention could reduce markedly the amount of batteries for the battery pack, minimize the cost and weight, while the connections of batteries and possible unreliable factors are cut down for more reliable connection and simpler processing.12-15-2011
20110304201Regulating Device of General Automobile Performance - A regulating device for general automobile utilizes automobile batteries, the plug of the lighter, or the DC output of the engine to obtain power. It has a voltage recognition circuit; when voltage is ≧12.9V, the circuit is started up; when the voltage is ≦12.8V, the circuit is cut off; as a result, the storaged batteries can be protected effectively. When the automobile is started, the circuit will generate pulse energy of 5KHz-10KHz; the pulse has the function of clamping voltage reversely and therefore will eliminate the electromagnetic induction ripple derived from the lightering and fuel feeding circuit, shorten the primary and secondary induction time of lighter coils, quicken the on/off action of a fuel injection needle valve, and improve sprayability effects, make combustion more fully and cut down the carbon deposits; torque can be increased, emission can be cut; accordingly, the whole automobile performance will be improved greatly.12-15-2011
20120306267DEVICE FOR MINIMIZING THE CURRENT CONSUMPTION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE GENERATOR FROM THE BATTERY DURING THE STARTING PHASE OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE - A device for minimizing the current consumption of a motor vehicle generator from the battery during the starting phase of a motor vehicle, has a generator unit and a generator regulator. The generator regulator includes a regulator control, which has a unit for providing a first control signal having a fixedly specified pulse duty factor, a unit for providing a second control signal having a pulse duty factor that is a function of the excitation current, and a unit for selecting the control signal having the smaller of the two pulse duty factors, which is supplied to the output stage of the generator regulator as the control signal.12-06-2012
20090121543SYSTEM FOR DRIVING ELECTRICAL APPPLIANCES ASSOCIATED WITH A HEAT ENGINE - The invention concerns a system for driving electrical appliances and accessories via a generating function associated with a heat engine comprising a crankshaft, wherein all the consuming appliances (05-14-2009
20120043810Method and system for eliminating fuel consumption during dynamic braking of electric drive machines - A drive system (02-23-2012
20110316334WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A wireless power supply system has a power sending resonance coil, a power receiving resonance coil, and a relay resonance coil. The power sending resonance coil has a predetermined resonance frequency characteristic, and transmits power wirelessly. The power receiving resonance coil has the same resonance frequency characteristic as the power sending resonance coil, and receives power wirelessly with a magnetic field resonance mode generated by synchronization of the resonance frequency. The relay resonance coil has the same resonance frequency characteristic as the power sending resonance coil and the power receiving resonance coil, and relay power from the power sending resonance coil to the power receiving resonance coil wirelessly with the magnetic field resonance mode generated by synchronization of the resonance frequency with them.12-29-2011
20120062029DISCHARGE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A power control unit (PCU) case accommodates an electric circuit of a PCU that includes a first capacitor and is operated by a storage battery. In the electric circuit, a first bus bar is connected to a part in the vicinity of the anode of the first capacitor, and a second bus bar is connected to a part in the vicinity of the cathode of the first capacitor. A discharge mechanism is formed by connecting in series a switch activated by an explosive actuator and a discharging resistor. The discharge mechanism is integrally fixed to the PCU case. When a collision of the vehicle is detected, the discharge mechanism short-circuits the first bus bar and the second bus bar with each other through the activation of the switch. Accordingly, the discharge mechanism is connected in series with the first capacitor, so that the discharging resistor discharges the first capacitor.03-15-2012
20110049979Portable electric energy supplying device - An electric energy supplying device includes a set-up circuit coupled to an electric energy source, a limited current circuit and a voltage regulator coupled to the set-up circuit, a battery coupled to the set-up circuit with a charge electrocircuit for being charged by the electric energy the charge electrocircuit, another set-up circuit is coupled to the battery for receiving the electric energy from the battery and includes an output device for coupling and supplying the DC electric energy to a failed or weak or not charged battery of a vehicle, and an inverter circuit is coupled to the battery and includes an output device for coupling and supplying the AC electric energy to charge various electric facilities.03-03-2011
20120056477Electrically Drivable Motor Vehicle - An electrically drivable motor vehicle with at least two parallel connectable vehicle batteries is provided with an electronic circuit arrangement. The electronic circuit arrangement includes a number of electronic load interrupter switches corresponding to the number of vehicle batteries, via which the vehicle batteries can be connected through individually or together to an electrical consumer. The load interrupter switches respectively comprise two power branches arranged anti-parallel to each other.03-08-2012
20120056476ELECTRICAL SYSTEM HAVING AN ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER - An electrical distribution assembly comprises an insulating base member comprising a primary bus bar channel, including an isolation plate and sidewalls, to electrically isolate and support a current carrying primary bus bar and position the primary bus bar in the electrical distribution assembly. A bus bar securing boss is disposed in the primary bus bar channel to engage a bus bar opening in the primary bus bar. A plurality of sub-bus bar channels, that are smaller in size than the primary bus bar channel are defined by the bus bar securing boss and the isolation plate and sidewalls, and are configured to electrically isolate and support a secondary bus bar and position the secondary bus bar in the electrical distribution assembly.03-08-2012
20120013185FUEL CELL SYSTEM - The largest possible compartment space is secured in a fuel cell hybrid vehicle. A reactor unit, a voltage-increase control unit 01-19-2012
20100060077GLAZING - An automotive glazing having a non-galvanic contact for an electrical device associated with the glazing is disclosed. The glazing comprises a first ply and a second ply of transparent glazing material having a ply of interlayer material extending between the plies of glazing material. The glazing also comprises an electric circuit, having a first connector portion, situated adjacent the ply of interlayer material, the first connector portion being configured to form a coupling region such that electrical signals in the circuit are can be coupled between the coupling region and an electrical device placed on the glazing. A second connector portion is included on the surface of the second ply of glazing material situated away from the interlayer material, and connectable to an electrical device. The second connector portion is adapted to receive a ferromagnetic core. This leads to an increased coupling factor (efficiency), making the connection suitable for powering a variety of electrical devices used within automotive vehicles and conventionally mounted on glazings.03-11-2010
20120153719Semiconductor Element Control Device and In-Vehicle Electrical System - A semiconductor element control device that controls a semiconductor element that performs switching operation for converting DC power into AC power, or AC power into DC power, includes: a drive unit that outputs a drive signal for controlling the switching operation of the semiconductor element to a terminal of the semiconductor element; a short-circuit detection unit that detects short-circuit of the semiconductor element on the basis of the voltage at the terminal, and outputs a short-circuit detection signal; and a drive interruption unit that interrupts current flowing in the semiconductor element on the basis of the short-circuit detection signal output from the short-circuit detection unit.06-21-2012
20120153718Thermal Management System for Use with an Integrated Motor Assembly - An integrated drive system assembly is provided that combines an electric motor, a power inverter assembly and a gearbox into a single, multi-piece enclosure. Combining these components into a single enclosure reduces weight, reduces drive system complexity, reduces system volume, simplifies assembly integration into an electric vehicle, reduces manufacturing cost, allows the flexible and lengthy electrical cables between the power inverter and the electric motor to be replaced with short, low loss, rigid bus bars, and simplifies component cooling by allowing the use of a common thermal management system. The common thermal management system includes a liquid coolant loop that is thermally coupled to the electric motor, the power inverter assembly and the gearbox.06-21-2012
20110068622VEHICLE HIGH VOLTAGE CABLE LAYOUT STRUCTURE - In a layout structure for a high voltage cable of an electric vehicle, the high voltage cable running from front to back is arranged to be kept towards the center of the vehicle, thereby avoiding damage to the cable even in the event of side impact. The high voltage cable (03-24-2011
20120119575WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR VEHICLES - A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver includes a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to be coupled to the load, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator; and wherein the field of at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator is shaped using a conducting surface to avoid a loss-inducing object.05-17-2012
20110089758Method for Allocating High Voltage Electrical Energy to Vehicle Systems During Propulsion - A method is disclosed that defines a protocol for distributing power to high voltage components when two conditions exist: they being when the vehicle is being propelled or operated and when the power requested of the power supply is less than what the power supply can provide. The method determines which high voltage components can receive reduced or intermittent voltage and still allow the vehicle to operate in a proper manner. Calibrations of the usage and energy loss are based on parameters that dictate how important it is that a particular high voltage component receives as much of its requested power as possible. The critical function components will be weighted differently than those less critical components.04-21-2011
20120119576SAFETY SYSTEMS FOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER IN VEHICLE APPLICATIONS - A vehicle powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply. The wireless receiver including a load configured to power the drive system of a vehicle using electrical power, a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed upon the vehicle and configured to be coupled to the load, a safety system for to provide protection with respect to an object that may become hot during operation of the first electromagnetic resonator. The safety system including a detection subsystem configured to detect the presence of the object in substantial proximity to at least one of the resonators, and a notification subsystem operatively coupled to the detection subsystem and configured to provide an indication of the object, wherein the second resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second resonator from the first resonator.05-17-2012
20120119574POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - The invention has an object of providing a power supply device for vehicle of high efficiency while keeping longer service life of a capacitor. By supplying an electric power of a capacitor to various electronic devices for a first predetermined time period after a vehicle engine has been stopped and discharging an electric power of the capacitor to a battery for a second predetermined time period after the first predetermined time period has ended, the voltage of the capacitor is reduced. By forcing the electric power of the capacitor to discharge at a forced discharge circuit until the voltage of the capacitor is substantially equal to a predetermined voltage after the second predetermined time period has ended, the time period during which the capacitor is held at a high voltage is made shorter. Longer service life of the capacitor and higher efficiency of the power supply device can be achieved.05-17-2012
20120119573Ultra High Efficiency Transmission, with Grid Tied Energy Storage Capability, for a Wind Turbine or a Fuel Cell or Battery Powered Electric Vehicle - A transmission for a motor vehicle is provided. The transmission is a plurality of switches that reeonfigurably interconnects constrained energy sources through switch settings. In one embodiment, the energy sources are batteries or fuel cells for an electric or hybrid motor vehicle. The transmission is in communication with a controller that receives energy from the plurality of energy sources and regulates output energy. In one embodiment the controller is a pulse width modulation controller and may also be an inverter and/or converter. A device for converting the output energy of the controller into one of a force or a rate is provided. In one embodiment the device is an electric motor.05-17-2012
20120126614AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - The main electric power source is connected to a lower-voltage side of a DC/DC converter by a first switch, and an electrical double-layer capacitor and a regulator circuit is connected to a higher-voltage side of the DC/DC converter. In addition, permanent magnets are disposed on a rotor so as to generate a magnetic field that is in a reverse direction to excitation by a field coil inside a claw-shaped magnetic pole portion of the rotor. A power supply control circuit controls opening and closing of the first switch so as to be in an open state when the engine is at rest, and so as to be set to a connected state after the regulator circuit is operated to make the alternator generate electric power to precharge the electrical double-layer capacitor after the engine is started.05-24-2012
20120133204POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE AND ELECTRICALLY-POWERED VEHICLE HAVING THE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A charger converts electric power supplied from an AC power supply external to a vehicle into a predetermined charging voltage. A relay is provided between the charger and a power storage device. A charging ECU controls the charger and the relay. An AC/DC converter converts electric power supplied from the AC power supply into a predetermined power supply voltage and supplies the electric power converted into the power supply voltage to a charging device constituted of the charger, the relay and the charging ECU. While the power storage device is charged by the AC power supply, the charging device operates with the operating electric power it receives from the AC/DC converter.05-31-2012
20100225164AUTOMOTIVE POWER SYSTEM - A power system for an automotive vehicle includes a plurality of power storage units, a multiplexer electrically connected with the power storage units, and a switching converter electrically connected with the multiplexer. The switching converter is configured to selectively act as a flyback switchmode power converter or a forward switchmode power converter.09-09-2010
20100052419CAR POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - The car power source apparatus is provided with a driving battery 03-04-2010
20120175950MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE CAPABLE OF SUPPLYING ELECTRICITY TO EXTERNAL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - A multi-purpose vehicle includes a frame, two aligned seats, an engine, a first generator driven by the engine, and a second generator driven by the engine. The frame includes two side frame portions, a base connected between the side frame portions, and two seat supports disposed on the base for supporting the seats, respectively. The second generator is disposed on the base and under one of the seats for supplying electricity to external electrical appliances.07-12-2012
20100038962VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, AND VEHICLE - A vehicle power supply apparatus includes a battery that is the main power storage device, a power feed line through which power is supplied to an inverter that drives a motor generator, a boost converter provided between the battery and power feed line to convert voltage, batteries that are a plurality of subpower storage devices provided parallel to each other, and a boost converter provided between the plurality of subpower storage devices and power feed line to convert voltage. The boost converter is selectively connected to any one of the plurality of subpower storage devices to convert voltage.02-18-2010
20120074775ON-BOARD ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRICAL LOAD - Disclosed is a method allowing the advantageous operation of an on-board electrical system (03-29-2012
20120074774APPARATUS FOR ENERGY TRANSFER USING CONVERTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - According to an aspect of the invention, a motor drive circuit includes a first energy storage device configured to supply electrical energy, a bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter coupled to the first energy storage device, a voltage inverter coupled to the bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter, and an input device configured to receive electrical energy from an external energy source. The motor drive circuit further includes a coupling system coupled to the input device, to the first energy storage device, and to the bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter. The coupling system has a first configuration configured to transfer electrical energy to the first energy storage device via the bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter, and has a second configuration configured to transfer electrical energy from the first energy storage device to the voltage inverter via the bi-directional DC-to-DC voltage converter.03-29-2012
20120074773METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONTROL CIRCUIT, PARTICULARLY FOR USE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE - A method for operating a control circuit having a first output and a second output and having an allocated first switching arrangement and an allocated second switching arrangement, in which a control voltage present between the outputs for operating a load, in particular of a motor vehicle, is formed in that the first output is optionally connected by a switching arrangement to a first potential or to a second potential, and the second output is optionally connected by a switching arrangement to the first potential or to the second potential, a state in which the control voltage is intended to be at least briefly and at least approximately zero being brought about in a first case in that the two outputs are simultaneously connected by the two switching arrangements to the first potential, and being brought about in a second case in that the two outputs are simultaneously connected by the two switching arrangements to the second potential, both cases being brought about at least once during operation of the control circuit, and, both in the first case and in the second case, a difference between two output potentials that characterizes the control voltage present at the outputs, or that characterizes a current flowing through at least one shunt resistor situated in series to the outputs and/or in series to switches, being acquired and being subjected to a comparison.03-29-2012
20100007207Method and Device for Providing a Supply Voltage by Means of Generator Units Connected in Parallel - A method and a device are provided for providing a supply voltage for the consumers of a vehicle electrical system, using generator units connected in parallel. The measurement voltage inputs and the monitor outputs of the controllers of the generator units are used in the initialization phase for the assignment of master or slave function, as well as for address assignment if warranted, and during later parallel operation are used to bring the degree of utilization of the generators of the generator units connected in parallel into agreement.01-14-2010
20120187759POWER SOURCE SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC POWERED VEHICLE - A PLG-ECU for external charging is provided separately from an HV-ECU for vehicle running, and configured to be capable of controlling external charging relays to be turned on/off. A sub DC/DC converter converting the output voltage of a charger into an auxiliary system voltage at the time of external charging is provided separately from a main DC/DC converter of large capacity used at the time of vehicle running. At the time of external charging, PLG-ECU can execute external charging without starting a vehicle running system while sub DC/DC converter can generate an auxiliary system voltage. Since external charging can be executed while system main relays each are kept turned off, a high voltage is not applied to components at the succeeding stage. Consequently, a main battery can be externally charged without exerting any influence on the durability and the life of each component of the vehicle running system.07-26-2012
20120187758Direct Electrical Connection for Multi-Motor Hybrid Drive System - A system for a hybrid vehicle includes an engine; a first inverter coupled to a second inverter; a first electrical machine coupled to the engine and the first inverter; a second electrical machine coupled to the second inverter and a wheel axle of the vehicle; a high voltage battery coupled to both the first inverter and the second inverter; and a switch box disposed between the first electrical machine and the second electrical machine. The switch box includes switches adapted to switch open and closed to allow direct electrical connection from the first electrical machine to the second electrical machine.07-26-2012
20120256481HYBRID DRIVE OF A HYBRID VEHICLE - A hybrid drive of a hybrid vehicle has an internal combustion engine (10-11-2012
20120261984Automotive Electrical System Configuration - Disclosed herein are a variety of different electrical system topologies intended to mitigate the impact of large intermittent loads on a 10-18-2012
20120228931Series Connection of Switching Regulators for Energy Transfer in Battery Systems - An energy transformer for a battery system is disclosed. The energy transformer includes a first and a second primary DC/DC converter each having two inputs and two outputs. The inputs are designed for connecting a battery module and the first and the second primary DC/DC converters are connected in series on the output side. The energy transformer has at least one first secondary DC/DC converter having two inputs that are connected to the outputs of the second primary DC/DC converter and a first output connected to one of the outputs of the first primary DC/DC converter.09-13-2012
20120299377POWER SOURCE SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC POWERED VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An electric powered vehicle is equipped with a main battery for storing electric power input to and output from a motor, and an auxiliary battery as a power source for an auxiliary system including a control system. A DC/DC converter converts an output voltage of the main battery to a level of an output voltage of the auxiliary battery. During operation, a BAT-ECU monitors states of charge of the main battery and the auxiliary battery and controls operation/stop of the DC/DC converter. When the electric powered vehicle is in a key-off state (running stop state), the BAT-ECU is intermittently operated, while an external charging system and a vehicle running system are stopped.11-29-2012
20120319473CURRENT SENSOR WITH A SELF-TEST FUNCTION - A current sensor includes a core arranged around a conductor, a sensing element arranged on the core and configured to generate an output variable dependent on a magnetic field in the core, and a measuring unit configured to detect the output variable and to derive a measured value of the current. The current sensor further includes a test coil arranged around the core and a test current generator connected to the test coil. The test current generator is configured to generate a test current signal of a specified amplitude and to output the test current signal to the test coil. The current sensor further includes a testing unit connected to both the measuring unit and the test current generator and configured to output information regarding the current sensor. The information is output as a test signal dependent upon comparing a first and a second measured value.12-20-2012
20120091793VEHICLE WINDOW OPENING AND CLOSING CONTROL DEVICE - The driver seat unit and the other-seat unit are connected by the single signal line. A direction of a current passed through a motor is switched using contacts of a window opening switch and a window closing switch in the other-seat unit. When a window closing manipulation is performed by the driver seat unit, the current is passed through a coil of a relay via the contacts of the window closing switch, and a contact of the relay is switched to pass a forward current through the motor. When a window opening manipulation is performed by the driver seat unit, the current is passed through a coil of a relay via the contacts of the window opening switch, and a contact of the relay is switched to pass a reverse current through the motor.04-19-2012
20120091792METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHARGING OR DISCHARGING AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE - An apparatus for charging and discharging an electrical device in vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a switch, first and second power sources, and first and second contactors. The first power source is configured to provide a low voltage. The switch is configured to enable/disable the first power source. The second power source is configured to provide a high voltage for charging the electrical device. The first contactor is operably coupled to the first power source and to the second power source, the first contactor being configured to enable the second power source to provide the high voltage for charging the electrical device in response to the switch enabling the first power source. The second contactor is operably coupled to the first power source and to the second power source, the second contactor being in an open state in response to the switch enabling the first power supply.04-19-2012
20130009466CONTROL DEVICE, ELECTRIC STORAGE SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ELECTRIC VEHICLE, AND ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM - A battery system including a battery unit including a plurality of battery cells, and a control device including a power supply boot-up unit. The power supply boot-up unit is configured to receive a voltage from the plurality of battery cells, and supply a control signal in response to the voltage supplied by the plurality of battery cells.01-10-2013
20080238193Auto (Car) inverter, & auto timer, with always-on and timed sockets and outlets - Improved inverters for use in cars and other vehicles, and a “Car Timer for 12v Socket” are disclosed. For example, the invention comprises embodiments including but not limited to systems, methods and apparatus such as: 10-02-2008
20130169039HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY CONVERTER - Disclosed is a high-voltage battery converter including a first-order DC-DC converter electrically connected to a high-voltage battery for boosting a high DC voltage outputted by the high-voltage battery to an intermediate voltage having a predetermined voltage level when the high DC voltage is dropped, and a second-order DC-DC converter electrically connected to the first-order DC-DC converter for converting the intermediate voltage into a low DC voltage for driving at least one load in an electric vehicle.07-04-2013
20130169040SWITCHING DEVICE FOR THE TOP-END OF AN AUTOMOBILE VEHICLE STEERING COLUMN - The invention relates to a switching device for motor vehicle column top comprising a microcontroller (07-04-2013
20080224537Motor Vehicle Supply System Featuring Battery-Independent Buffering of the Generator Current - The present invention relates to a motor vehicle electrical system, comprising a generator, a battery, a high-capacity capacitor and a power distributor for controllably supplying energy to individual load circuits of the motor vehicle. The generator, the battery and the high-capacity capacitor are connected in parallel. The electrical connection line between the battery and the power distributor has a cross-section of less than 10 mm09-18-2008
20130169041WIRE HARNESS SYSTEM IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A wire harness system in a hybrid electric vehicle in which HEV parts including a battery are installed in a vehicle rear part includes a floor harness that is arranged along a floor panel from a front part towards a rear part of a passenger compartment. A rear end of the floor harness is in a vicinity of a panel that separates the passenger compartment and a rear luggage compartment. A rear harness is provided separately from the floor harness and is composed of a group of electric wires for connection to vehicle rear part-installed parts that include HEV parts, including a battery, that are installed in the vehicle rear part, a rear lamp, a license-plate lamp, and the like. The floor harness, and said one floor harness and the rear harness are connected to each other when installed in the vehicle.07-04-2013
20130169038UNINTERRUPTIBLE BATTERY POWER FOR ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLE - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for assuring uninterruptible battery power for a typical electric motor vehicle powered by an array of series-connected member batteries. Such assurance results from a provision of an electrically-operated bypass switch configured to form a closed electrical bypass circuit path across a faulty first member battery upon activation, thus keeping the vehicle powered up. In one embodiment, the bypass switch is a double-pole multi-contact selector switch connected to each member battery and complimented by a pole-connect switch. For an atypical electric motor vehicle, such as with a multiple battery array parallel configuration, a backup battery may be provided and connected with the faulty battery array in series to displace the bypassed member battery, thus maintaining equal voltage outputs from the battery arrays.07-04-2013
20130093239VEHICLE STRUCTURE - A vehicle structure includes a composite supporting structure made of a substantially electrically non-conducting composite material and at least one ground connection line. The ground connection line is integrated into the composite supporting structure.04-18-2013
20130099562CONNECTOR FOR COUPLING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR TO A POWER SOURCE - A connector is provided for coupling an electric motor of a vehicle to a power source. The connector comprises electrode and a connector housing receiving at least a portion of the electrode. The connector housing is configured to snap-fit into a powertrain housing of the vehicle via compliant flanges. In this way, the connector may be coupled to the vehicle powertrain housing without other fasteners.04-25-2013
20130200697ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE AND IN-VEHICLE ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE SYSTEM - A rotary electric machine includes a rotor; a stator magnet core; a transformer primary coil wound around the stator magnet core in an insulation state and connected to a power circuit; a transformer secondary coil wound around the stator magnet core in an insulation state and connected to a battery by interposing a DC/AC converter.08-08-2013
20130127247BATTERY MANAGEMENT APPARATUS FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SAME - The present invention relates to an electric vehicle, and to a method for managing the charging of an auxiliary battery for an electric vehicle. The electric vehicle according to the present invention comprises: a high voltage battery for driving the electric vehicle; an auxiliary battery for supplying a plurality of electronic loads with driving power; a converter converting the voltage of the high voltage battery to a voltage required by the electronic loads via PWM switching; and a current detection unit for detecting the output current of the converter wherein the converter includes a converter control unit for reducing the output voltage of the converter when the energy required by the loads, based on the current detected by the current detection unit, is greater than the rated capacity of the converter. Accordingly, energy supplied to the loads can be handled by the converter and the auxiliary battery so as to enable the safe operation of an electric vehicle system.05-23-2013
20130127246MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LATCH MECHANISM - A motor vehicle door latch mechanism, comprising a circuit arrangement with at least one sensor (05-23-2013
20130127245POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR ON BOARD HYDROGEN GAS SYSTEMS - Power supply systems for a vehicle comprise at least one current sensing device, and a regulatory microprocessor coupled to the at least one current sensing device. In some embodiments, contemplated power supply systems comprise at least one electronic pressure sensor. Contemplated electronic pressure systems may comprise a manifold absolute pressure sensor or MAP sensor. In other embodiments, contemplated systems comprise a maximum energy power limiter. Engine systems are also disclosed that include at least one battery or storage system, a power supply system, a hydrogen or hydrogen/oxygen gas generator, and an engine.05-23-2013
20130119760ELECTRIC VEHICULAR POWER CONTROLLER SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE - An electric vehicular power controller support structure includes a sub-frame to support a power controller. The sub-frame is detachably attached to a vehicle body of an electric vehicle as a member separate from the vehicle body. The power controller is configured to control power supplied from a battery of the electric vehicle and is configured to supply the power to a motor of the electric vehicle. The sub-frame is disposed to overlap with the power controller in a position of a top-bottom direction of the electric vehicle. The sub-frame is disposed to surround the power controller as viewed from the top-bottom direction.05-16-2013
20080197700Method For the Attachment of Ribbon Cable Systems - The invention refers to a method for mounting subassemblies (08-21-2008
20130147267ENCAPSULATED CONTROL MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A control module for a motor vehicle having a base plate and electronic modules situated thereon is described. The electronic modules are encapsulated and the insulating compound which protects against environmental influences and is used for this purpose is a distance away from the edge of the base plate over the entire circumference.06-13-2013
20100308650ELECTRIC CIRCUIT FOR AUTOMOBILE - The invention relates to an electric circuit for an automobile, that comprises a ground line (M), an onboard network (R) with a battery (12-09-2010
20130154363Method for internally generating electric energy in electric vehicles - Disclosed is a method to create an extra electric energy source to power electric batteries while the electric vehicle is in motion. This electric energy source is generated from a separate internally installed component (a specially designed “Eco-Generator”). This component converts the axel shaft rotational energy through a delivery device.06-20-2013
20130181512WIRE-HARNESS ROUTING DEVICE - The wiring-harness routing device 07-18-2013
20130181513POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND VEHICLE USING THE SAME - A power supply device includes functional modules, and a main controller that is connected to and controls the modules. Each module includes a battery block, a communication interface, a memory and a battery state detector. The block includes a battery cells that are connected in serial and/or in parallel to each other. The interface exchanges data with other modules or the controllers. The memory can store data exchanged through the interface. The battery state detector can detect at least one of current, voltage and temperature of the block. When the module is connected to the controller, the controller assigns a unique address to the module. The module stores the unique address, which is assigned by the controller, in the memory. The module exchanges data based on the address.07-18-2013
20130181514POWER SOURCE APPARATUS - A power source apparatus is provided with a plurality of battery modules connected in series, and a voltage detection circuit to detect the voltage of each battery module. Bypass-capacitors are connected at both ends of each voltage detection line to connect all adjacent voltage detection lines in series and form a series-connected line. A resistive element is connected between the bypass-capacitor at the battery module end of each voltage detection line and the battery module electrode terminal to connect one end of each voltage detection line to a battery module. A signal generator that outputs AC or pulse detection signals is connected to one end of the series-connected line while a signal detection circuit is provided at the other end of the series-connected line. Detection signals output from the signal generator are detected by the signal detection circuit to detect failure in the series-connected voltage detection lines.07-18-2013
20110309674POWER CONTROL SYSTEM AND VEHICLE POWER CONTROL DEVICE - A power control system includes a vehicle having a first battery and a second battery separate from the first battery; a power converter provided at a building, the power converter converting power charged in the first battery and supplying the converted power to electrical equipment; a first connection line connecting the first battery and the power converter and supplying the power from the first battery to the power converter; and a second connection line connecting the second battery and the power converter and supplying control power to activate the power converter from the second battery to the power converter.12-22-2011
20130187450LOAD DRIVING DEVICE, VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH LOAD DRIVING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING LOAD DRIVING DEVICE - A Wout calculating portion summates limit values of respective power storage devices to calculate an output power limit value of a power storage portion. An excess current FB control portion executes an excess current FB control if at least one of currents IB07-25-2013
20130187449VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A vehicle power supply system includes a power supply connector having a power supply port which is provided within a trunk room and electrically connected to a DC power source, and an inverter device which is provided separately from a fuel cell automobile (an electrically driven vehicle) and is disposed within the trunk room, wherein the trunk room is provided therein with an inverter installation space where the inverter device may be installed at a position which does not overlap with the power supply port when viewed from a forward and rearward direction of the vehicle, and the invert device is provided with a connection cable which is drawn from a side surface thereof and of which a front end portion has a connector portion connected to the power supply port.07-25-2013
20120019061BATTERY MODULE, BATTERY SYSTEM AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery block composed of a plurality of battery cells and a voltage detecting circuit (state detecting circuit) for detecting a voltage between terminals of each battery cell are included, and a flexible printed circuit board, in which a voltage detecting line for electrically connecting a positive electrode terminal or a negative electrode terminal of the battery cell and the voltage detecting circuit (state detecting circuit) is integrated with a substrate made or a flexible material, is provided.01-26-2012
20130193752Coupling Unit and Battery Module having an Integrated Pulse-Controlled Inverter and Increased Reliability - A coupling unit for a battery module, includes a first input, a second input and an output. The coupling unit is configured to connect the first input or the second input to the output in response to a control signal. The coupling unit and at least one battery cell are included in a battery module. The at least one battery cell is connected between the first input and the second input of the coupling unit. A first terminal of the battery module is connected to the output of the coupling unit, and a second terminal of the battery module is connected to the second input of the coupling unit.08-01-2013
20120032505POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - Converters are connected in parallel with each other to a pair of electric power lines. When required electric power required by a drive force generation unit is not more than a threshold value, a converter ECU causes a voltage converting operation of one of the converters that is associated with a power storage device of a higher output voltage to perform voltage converting operation, and causes the voltage converting operation of the other converter to be stopped, based on output voltages of the power storage devices detected by output voltage detection units. The first power storage device and the second power storage device are configured so that one of the power storage devices has a higher power supply voltage by a predetermined value than the power supply voltage of the other power storage device. The predetermined value is defined based on errors which may be included in detected values of the output voltage detection units.02-09-2012
20120292990METHOD OF CONTROLLING FUEL CELL VEHICLE - In a case where a load amount of a load is a predetermined value or less, a control device of an FC vehicle implements extremely low current control for performing power generation at an extremely low current below a lower limit current of an FC for normal operation. At the time of implementing the extremely low current control, upper and lower limit values of a target output voltage of the converter are set in correspondence with the extremely low current, and the output voltage of the FC is controlled to be within a range between the upper and lower limit values.11-22-2012
20130200693Coupling Unit and Battery Module comprising an Integrated Pulse Width Modulation Inverter and Cell Modules that can be Replaced During Operation - A coupling unit for a battery module, includes a first input, a second input, a first output and a second output. The coupling unit is configured to connect the first input to the first output and the second input to the second output, on a first control signal, and, on a second control signal, to separate the first input from the first output and the second input from the second output, and to connect the first output to the second output.08-08-2013
20130200694Battery comprising an Integrated Pulse Width Modulation Inverter - A battery includes at least one battery cell line having a plurality of battery cells mounted in series between a respective positive battery pole and a respective negative battery pole. The battery further includes a pulse width modulation inverter integrated into the battery, at least one first and one second input, and at least one output. The first and second inputs are connected to the positive battery pole or the negative battery pole.08-08-2013
20130200695CONVERTER APPARATUS FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPRISING A HIGH-VOLTAGE SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD FOR A HIGH-VOLTAGE SYSTEM COMPRISING A CORRESPONDING CONVERTER APPARATUS - A converter apparatus (08-08-2013
20130200696CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE - An ECU is mounted on a vehicle equipped with a converter that can boost a voltage of a power storage device storing electric power for obtaining driving force to output the boosted voltage to a drive load device. The ECU starts boosting at the converter upon satisfaction of at least any of a first condition that a boost request signal Req is received (that is, an output voltage request value of the converter exceeds a voltage Vb of the power storage device) and a second condition that output electric power P of the power storage device is higher than a value obtained by subtracting charge electric power AP transiently occurring at the start of boosting from rated electric power Wout (that is, it is predicted that output electric power P will exceed rated electric power Wout in response to the start of boosting).08-08-2013
20130200692DISCHARGE DEVICE AND DISCHARGE METHOD TO ACTIVELY DISCHARGE A CAPACITOR USED IN THE ELECTRIC-POWER SYSTEM OF AN ELECTRIC DRIVE VEHICLE - A discharge device actively discharges a main capacitor in an electric-power system of an electric-drive vehicle. The discharge device comprises a discharge branch of a circuit that is connected in parallel to the main capacitor and includes a discharge transistor that is biased to “conduction” mode when the discharge transistor is required to discharge the main capacitor. A control device is connected to a “gate/base” terminal of the discharge transistor and commands the discharge transistor, biasing the discharge transistor to the “conduction” mode when the discharge transistor is required to discharge the main capacitor. A control unit activates, when the main capacitor is required to be discharged, an electronic high-voltage power converter that is connected in parallel to the main capacitor and drives an electric machine to circulate through the electric machine an electric current that causes no generation or absorption of torque. A method actively discharges the main capacitor.08-08-2013
20120068532POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND VEHICLE - A relay that is electrically connected/disconnected to/from a battery in parallel with a smoothing capacitor on an inverter side with respect to a system main relay is provided. Thus, when the system is turned off, the battery and electrode buses are electrically disconnected from each other by the system main relay, and the positive electrode bus is thereby connected to the negative electrode bus by the relay. As a result, electric power accumulated in the smoothing capacitor is more reliably and more swiftly discharged.03-22-2012
20130207459Battery Module with Battery Module Housing and Battery Cells - A battery module comprises a battery module housing with parts made of plastic and a plurality of prismatic battery cells that have a cell housing with four side walls. Two parallel side walls are larger than the two other side walls. The electrolyte of the battery cells is preferably SO08-15-2013
20130207460POWER SUPPLY DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A battery pack locked to a vehicle body for mounting to and detaching from the vehicle body. A battery case is provided with an extension part extending to above a battery cell accommodating part. The extension part includes a handle including a grip part having an orientation set so as to extend in the vehicle longitudinal direction when the battery case is mounted on the vehicle. The handle is provided on the battery case in the state of being deviated toward either of vehicle-width-directionally left and right sides. A lock device attached to a main frame of the electric vehicle is provided with a lock pin that is advanced and retracted. The extension part on the battery case side is provided with an engagement hole for accepting the lock pin, the engagement hole being formed in either of side surface portions in the longitudinal direction of the electric vehicle.08-15-2013
20130207461HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY SYSTEM - Provided is a high-voltage battery system, including a battery pack, a relay part, a relay control part, and a low pass filter part, so that the low pass filter part receives a relay control signal outputted from an output terminal of the relay control part and removes noise therefrom, to thereby remove fundamental causes of fusion of a relay.08-15-2013
20130207462Method for Determining at least one State of a Plurality of Battery Cells, Computer Program, Battery and Motor Vehicle - The disclosure relates to a method for determining at least one state of a plurality of spatially combined battery cells connected to each other by circuitry. The state is determined by observing battery cells by means of at least one observer structure. A subset of a plurality of battery cells is observed and the state derived from the observation is determined for more battery cells than for the observed battery cells. The disclosure further relates to a battery comprising a battery management system, which is configured such that the method according to the disclosure can be carried out thereby. The disclosure also relates to a motor vehicle comprising a battery according to the disclosure.--08-15-2013
20130207458DISCHARGE DEVICE AND DISCHARGE METHOD FOR THE ACTIVE DISCHARGE OF A CAPACITOR FOR USE IN THE ELECTRIC-POWER SYSTEM OF AN ELECTRIC-DRIVE VEHICLE - A discharge device actively discharges a main capacitor in an electric-power system of an electric-drive vehicle and comprises a discharge branch of a circuit connected in parallel to the capacitor and including a discharge transistor biased to “conduction” mode when the capacitor must be discharged. A control device is connected to a “gate/base” terminal of and controls the transistor, biasing the transistor to the mode when the capacitor is required to fee discharged. A control transistor maintains the discharge transistor in a “non-conductive” state when the control transistor is in the mode. The control transistor is in the state for the discharge transistor to be in the mode. A safety capacitor is interposed between the terminal and a power supply and charges when the discharge transistor is in the mode, causing a progressive decrease of current at the terminal, until the discharge transistor is biased to the state.08-15-2013

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