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Title:
THROUGH THE ROAD PARALLEL HYBRID VEHICLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/064619
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A through the road (TTR) hybridization strategy is proposed to facilitate introduction of hybrid electric vehicle technology in a significant portion of current and expected trucking fleets. In some cases, the technologies can be retrofitted onto an existing vehicle (e.g., a truck, a tractor unit, a trailer, a tractor-trailer configuration, at a tandem, etc.). In some cases, the technologies can be built into new vehicles. In some cases, one vehicle may be built or retrofitted to operate in tandem with another and provide the hybridization benefits contemplated herein. By supplementing motive forces delivered through a primary drivetrain and fuel-fed engine with supplemental torque delivered at one or more electrically-powered drive axles, improvements in overall fuel efficiency and performance may be delivered, typically without significant redesign of existing components and systems that have been proven in the trucking industry.

Inventors:
HEALY, Thomas Joseph (1967 Eastern Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15147, US)
SA, Wilson (1967 Eastern Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15147, US)
CULBERTSON, Morgan (1967 Eastern Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15147, US)
Application Number:
US2017/054587
Publication Date:
April 05, 2018
Filing Date:
September 29, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
HYLIION, INC. (1967 Eastern Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15147, US)
International Classes:
B62D59/04; B60K6/40; B60K6/52; B60K11/06; B60K17/356; B60L1/00; B60L1/02; B60L7/18; B60L11/12; B60L11/14; B60L11/18; B60W10/06; B60W10/08; B60W20/10; B60W30/18
Foreign References:
US20150204741A12015-07-23
US20100065344A12010-03-18
Other References:
ZULKIFLI S.A. ET AL: "Split-Parallel Through-the-Road Hybrid Electric Vehicle: Operation, Power Flow and Control Modes", 2015 IEEE TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION CONFERENCE AND EXPO (ITEC), 17 June 2015 (2015-06-17), pages 1 - 7, XP055431956, ISBN: 978-1-4673-6741-7, Retrieved from the Internet [retrieved on 20171205], DOI: 10.1109/ITEC.2015.7165774
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
O'BRIEN, David W. et al. (2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700Dallas, Texas, 75219, US)
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