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Inventor:
King; Robert Dean
Address:
Schenectady, NY
No. of patents:
52
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8587164 High power-density, high efficiency, non-permanent magnet electric machine November 19, 2013
A system and method of manufacturing an electric machine comprising a rotor and a stator, wherein the stator comprises a fractional-slot concentrated winding having two sets of terminals, wherein a first set of terminals configures the fractional-slot concentrated winding to have a f
8274190 Electric machine rotor bar and method of making same September 25, 2012
A method, system, and apparatus including an electric machine having a plurality of rotor bars and a first coupling component configured to electrically couple the plurality of rotor bars together. Each rotor bar of the plurality of rotor bars includes a first metallic material having
8274173 Auxiliary drive apparatus and method of manufacturing same September 25, 2012
An auxiliary drive circuit including a first energy storage device coupled to a first DC bus and configured to output electrical power to the first DC bus, and a first DC-to-DC voltage converter coupled to the first DC bus and to a second DC bus, the first DC-to-DC voltage converter
8229682 Apparatus and method for bearing condition monitoring July 24, 2012
An electrical motor bearing condition monitoring system includes an assembly that includes a shaft, a first bearing race coupled to the shaft, a plurality of bearing balls, and a second bearing race coupled to the first bearing race via the plurality of bearing balls. A portion of th
8222855 System and method for non-sinusoidal current waveform excitation of electrical machines July 17, 2012
A system and method for exciting an electrical machine with instantaneous non-sinusoidal current waveforms is disclosed. The system includes an inverter that controls current flow and terminal voltages in an electrical machine. The controller is further programmed to receive feedback
8154151 Apparatus, method, and system for conveying electrical energy April 10, 2012
An apparatus, system, and method, the apparatus includes an intelligent energy transfer system including a configurable switching system electrically coupleable to a vehicle. The vehicle includes one of an electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The configurable switc
8154149 Method and apparatus for charging a vehicle energy storage system April 10, 2012
A propulsion system is provided that includes an energy system, wherein the energy system comprises a first energy storage system electrically coupled to a direct current (DC) link, a bi-directional boost converter electrically coupled to the first energy storage system and to the DC
8120290 Energy management system to improve efficiency of electric and hybrid drive trains February 21, 2012
A propulsion system is provided that includes an electric drive, a first energy storage system electrically coupled to the electric drive through a direct current (DC) link, and a second energy storage system electrically coupled to the electric drive. The propulsion system further i
8115434 High-speed self-cascaded electric machine February 14, 2012
An electric machine is disclosed comprising a first energy source, a second energy source, and a stator which comprises a first set of windings and a second set of windings. The electric machine has a rotor and a controller, the controller configured to control the first energy sourc
8115334 Electrically driven power take-off system and method of manufacturing same February 14, 2012
A system and method for operating power take-off (PTO) systems aboard hybrid and electric systems and vehicles is disclosed. The PTO system includes an energy storage device configured to supply electrical power and at least one electrical drive system electrically connected to the e
8102148 Augmented distribution transformer and method of making same January 24, 2012
A method, system, and apparatus including a distribution transformer having a communication module. The distribution transformer is configured to convert a first high voltage electricity from a high voltage distribution line to a first low voltage electricity and convert a second low
8080973 Apparatus for energy transfer using converter and method of manufacturing same December 20, 2011
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
8063609 Method and system for extending life of a vehicle energy storage device November 22, 2011
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a power transfer rate in to and/or out of a vehicle energy storage device to affect a current state of charge of the energy storage device. The vehicle may be on a mission comprising a plurality of future power transfer opportunities. In
8030884 Apparatus for transferring energy using onboard power electronics and method of manufacturing sa October 4, 2011
An apparatus comprises a first energy storage device configured to output a DC voltage, a first bi-directional voltage modification assembly coupled to the first energy storage device, and a charge bus coupled to the first energy storage device and to the first bi-directional voltage
8026638 System for multiple energy storage and management and method of making same September 27, 2011
A propulsion system comprising an electric drive, a DC link electrically coupled to the electric drive, and a first energy storage system electrically coupled to the electric drive, the first energy storage system comprising at least a high specific-power energy storage device is sho
8025115 Hybrid vehicle power control systems and methods September 27, 2011
A method for controlling a power system of a hybrid vehicle includes determining, during a motoring mode of operation, a desired operating voltage of a direct current (DC) bus included in the power system at a given speed. The desired operating voltage is based on a minimum operating
8013548 System, vehicle and related method September 6, 2011
A system includes a first energy storage system electrically coupled to a 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
8001906 Electric drive vehicle retrofit system and associated method August 23, 2011
A system is provided for retrofitting an electrically propelled vehicle. The vehicle has an engine-driven generator, and at least a first traction motor and a second traction motor coupled to the generator. The system includes an energy storage device capable of being coupled to at least
7992662 Vehicle and method of assembling same August 9, 2011
A parallel hybrid vehicle includes a heat engine, a transmission including an input and an output, and an electrical device. The transmission input is coupled to the engine and the transmission output is coupled to the electrical device such that substantially all of the torque gener
7973424 Method and apparatus for producing tractive effort with interface to other apparatus July 5, 2011
An apparatus and method for determining and providing a controlled power from a first apparatus to another apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an energy source configured to generate a power output, a power converter electrically connected to the energy source to receive the
7960857 System and method for vehicle based uninterruptable power supply June 14, 2011
A system and method for controlling a vehicle-based source of uninterruptable power is disclosed. The vehicle-based UPS includes an energy storage system located on-board a vehicle and configured to generate DC power transferable to an external load, and an DC-AC inverter connected t
7960855 System and method for providing power control of an energy storage system June 14, 2011
A control circuit comprises a circuit adapted to determine a state of charge of a high side power source using a sensed output current to provide a variable gain signal based on the state of charge. The control circuit may also contain a circuit configured to provide a fixed gain sig
7932633 Apparatus for transferring energy using power electronics and machine inductance and method of m April 26, 2011
A traction inverter circuit includes a first energy storage device configured to output a DC voltage, a first bi-directional DC-to-AC voltage inverter coupled to the first energy storage device, and a first electromechanical device. The first electromechanical device includes a first
7928598 Apparatus, method, and system for conveying electrical energy April 19, 2011
An apparatus, system, and method, the apparatus includes an intelligent energy transfer system including a configurable switching system electrically coupleable to a vehicle. The vehicle includes one of an electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The configurable switc
7866425 Hybrid electric propulsion system and method January 11, 2011
A hybrid prolusion system comprising a first energy storage unit operable to supply power to a traction drive motor. A second energy storage unit is coupled with the first energy storage unit to provide additional power on demand to the traction drive motor. An auxiliary power unit (APU)
7847558 Battery system for monitoring a battery December 7, 2010
A locomotive, a battery system and a method for monitoring a battery are provided. The battery has a first plurality of cells electrically coupled in series to one another. The first plurality of cells includes a second plurality of cells and a third plurality of cells electrically coupl
7780562 Hybrid vehicle and method of assembling same August 24, 2010
A parallel hybrid vehicle includes a heat engine, a transmission including an input and output, and an electrical device. The transmission input is coupled to the engine and the transmission output is coupled to the electrical device such that substantially all of the torque generated by
7750641 Battery system and method for monitoring a battery July 6, 2010
A battery system and a method for monitoring a battery are provided. The battery has a first plurality of cells electrically coupled in series to one another. The first plurality of cells includes a second plurality of cells and a third plurality of cells electrically coupled together at
7723932 Propulsion system May 25, 2010
A propulsion system for a vehicle is provided. The propulsion system includes a first traction drive system and a second traction drive system. The first traction drive system includes a heat engine and a first drive motor. The heat engine supplies energy to the first drive motor to
7595597 Vehicle propulsion system September 29, 2009
A vehicle propulsion includes an alternating current (AC) traction drive, a first energy storage system electrically coupled to the traction drive through a direct current (DC) link, a second energy storage system electrically coupled to the traction drive such that the voltage output
7568537 Vehicle propulsion system August 4, 2009
A vehicle propulsion includes an alternating current (AC) traction drive, a first energy storage system electrically coupled to the traction drive through a direct current (DC) link, a second energy storage system electrically coupled to the traction drive such that the voltage output
7489093 Method and apparatus for producing tractive effort February 10, 2009
An apparatus for producing tractive effort, the apparatus comprising: an energy source adapted for generating a high DC voltage; a motor drive adapted for generating a motor voltage from the high DC voltage; and a motor adapted for producing the tractive effort from the motor voltage,
7489048 Energy storage system for electric or hybrid vehicle February 10, 2009
A battery load leveling system for an electrically powered system in which a battery is subject to intermittent high current loading, the system including a first battery, a second battery, and a load coupled to the batteries. The system includes a passive storage device, a unidirectiona
7190133 Energy storage system and method for hybrid propulsion March 13, 2007
A hybrid propulsion system. The system comprises one or more hybrid propulsion traction drives having an electric motor operable to produce mechanical power for propulsion. A hybrid propulsion traction drive is operable to receive power from an on-board power generation system. The e
7155075 Optical battery temperature monitoring system and method December 26, 2006
Several methods for measuring and monitoring temperature have been presented for systems requiring temperature monitoring. In one implementation, the system has been applied to battery assemblies. Temperature measurements for every part of the battery assembly are disclosed. In one a
7137344 Hybrid energy off highway vehicle load control system and method November 21, 2006
A system and method for managing electrical power generated by an engine for use in connection with operating a hybrid energy off highway vehicle load control system. A load control circuit determines a current operating condition of the Off Highway Vehicle, and determines a correspo
7129593 Low-energy storage fast-start uninterruptible power supply method October 31, 2006
An uninterruptible power supply system has standby and backup modes and can change to backup mode upon detection of a grid fault. In both modes an alternator rotates at synchronous speed so that backup mode capability is ready. An energy storage unit through a DC-AC inverter remains coup
7078877 Vehicle energy storage system control methods and method for determining battery cycle life proj July 18, 2006
A method for equalizing a storage parameter for a vehicle energy storage system having one or more energy storage banks associated therewith includes identifying a quiescent period of operation for the vehicle, and determining whether the value of a defined storage quantity for a first
7061131 Method and system for optimizing energy storage in hybrid off-highway vehicle systems and trolle June 13, 2006
A hybrid energy system for propelling an off-highway vehicle includes an engine rated at a first power capacity, and a power converter driven by the engine for providing primary electric power. A traction motor system receives the primary electric power, the traction motor system propell
7049792 Method and apparatus for a hybrid battery configuration for use in an electric or hybrid electri May 23, 2006
A power system for an electric motor drive such as may be used in an electrically propelled vehicle incorporates the combination of a high power density battery and a high energy density battery to provide an optimal combination of high energy and high power, i.e., a hybrid battery s
6915220 Integrated, self-powered battery monitoring device and system July 5, 2005
An integrated battery monitoring device includes a pair of input leads for coupling across the terminals of a battery cell to be monitored and a sensor for sensing a desired battery cell parameter. A self-contained power supply has the voltage across the battery cell terminals as an inpu
6737822 Traction motor drive system May 18, 2004
A power system for an electric motor drive such as may be used in an electrically propelled vehicle incorporates the combination of a high power density battery and a high energy density battery to provide an optimal combination of high energy and high power, i.e., a hybrid battery s
6507128 Low-energy storage fast-start uninterruptible power supply system and method January 14, 2003
An uninterruptible power supply system has standby and backup modes and can change to backup mode upon detection of a grid fault. In both modes an alternator rotates at synchronous-speed so that backup mode capability is ready. An energy storage unit through a DC-AC inverter remains coup
6486568 Power system using a multi-functional power interface unit November 26, 2002
A power system for a locomotive generally having an internal combustion engine coupled to drive a main alternator and an auxiliary alternator is provided. The main alternator is coupled to power one or more traction motors and the auxiliary alternator is coupled to power predetermined
6441581 Energy management system and method August 27, 2002
An energy management system comprises: an energy storage system comprising flywheels and batteries; and an energy storage system controller adapted to cause the flywheels and batteries to store energy during load-supplying periods and to supply energy during load-receiving periods. The f
6331365 Traction motor drive system December 18, 2001
A power system for an electric motor drive such as may be used in an electrically propelled vehicle incorporates the combination of a high power density battery and a high energy density battery to provide an optimal combination of high energy and high power, i.e., a hybrid battery s
6326763 System for controlling power flow in a power bus generally powered from reformer-based fuel cell December 4, 2001
A control system for controlling power flow in a power bus generally powered by a reformer-based fuel cell system (FCS) is provided. The control system comprises an energy storage device (ESD); a power interface unit coupled to selectively and bi-directionally pass power between the
6281598 Method and system for predicting incipient failure in a locomotive energy storage unit or energy August 28, 2001
One method for predicting incipient failure includes starting an engine of a locomotive; obtaining charge current sample values of the energy storage unit during energy storage unit charging at a predetermined rate for a predetermined period of time; calculating an average value of the c
5903449 Bi-directional power control system for voltage converter May 11, 1999
A control system for a voltage converter includes: a power comparator for comparing a power signal on input terminals of the converter with a commanded power signal and producing a power comparison signal; a power regulator for transforming the power comparison signal to a commanded
5723956 Low cost electronic ultracapacitor interface technique to provide load leveling of a battery for March 3, 1998
A battery load leveling arrangement for an electrically powered system in which battery loading is subject to intermittent high current loading utilizes a passive energy storage device and a diode connected in series with the storage device to conduct current from the storage device to t
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