Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Hybrid vehicle with integral generator for auxiliary loads

United States Patent 7,231,994
Buglione , et al. June 19, 2007


A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine coupled to a combined starter/motor/generator which is, in turn, coupled to a transmission of the vehicle. The starter/motor/generator is coupled to a high voltage battery pack via an inverter and to a deployable power output panel for serving loads external to the vehicle. Whenever external loads are to be powered, a control unit automatically places the vehicle in PARK, or alternatively activates an electrical parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary.

Inventors: Buglione; Arthur J (Troy, MI), Moore; Thomas S (Oxford, MI), Cilibraise; Gerald (Livonia, MI), Lee; Kathi S (White Lake, MI), Reed, Jr.; Richard G (Royal Oak, MI), Schroeder; Del C (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Malcolm; Robert G (Waterford, MI), Tworkowski; Edmund (Rochester Hills, MI), Hartwig; Kenneth (Ortonville, MI), Eanes, Sr.; Lewis Charles (Waterford, MI), Lucas; Glenn E (Macomb, MI), Davis; Robert L (Rochester Hills, MI), Doolittle, III; William W (Ann Arbor, MI)
Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation (Auburn Hills, MI)
Appl. No.: 10/839,468
Filed: May 5, 2004

Current U.S. Class: 180/65.3 ; 180/65.8
Current International Class: B60K 1/00 (20060101)
Field of Search: 180/65.3,65.8,65.2,65.1,65.6 322/10,1 165/42,48.1 361/836,623 307/10.7

No comments: