US 10,890,101 B1
Vehicle thermal management system applying an integrated thermal management valve and a cooling circuit control method thereof
Cheol-Soo Park, Yongin-si (KR); Dae-Kwang Kim, Yongin-si (KR); and Dong-Suk Chae, Seoul (KR)
Assigned to HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, Seoul (KR); and KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, Seoul (KR)
Filed by HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, Seoul (KR); and KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, Seoul (KR)
Filed on Mar. 12, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/817,029.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2019-0133842 (KR), filed on Oct. 25, 2019.
Int. Cl. F01P 7/14 (2006.01); F01P 5/10 (2006.01); F02M 26/22 (2016.01); F01P 3/18 (2006.01); F01P 3/02 (2006.01)
CPC F01P 7/14 (2013.01) [F01P 3/02 (2013.01); F01P 3/18 (2013.01); F01P 5/10 (2013.01); F02M 26/22 (2016.02); F01P 2003/028 (2013.01); F01P 2007/146 (2013.01); F01P 2060/08 (2013.01); F01P 2060/18 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle thermal management system, comprising:
an Integrated Thermal Management Valve (ITM) for receiving coolant through a coolant inlet connected to an engine coolant outlet of an engine, and distributing the coolant flowing out toward a radiator through a coolant outlet flow path connected to a heat exchange system comprising at least one among a heater core, an oil warmer, and an Auto Transmission Fluid (ATF) warmer and the radiator;
a water pump positioned at the front end of an engine coolant inlet of the engine;
a coolant branch flow path branched from the front end of the engine coolant inlet to be connected to an EGR cooler together with the coolant outlet flow path; and
a Smart Single Valve (SSV) for adjusting a coolant flow in a coolant outlet flow path direction and an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler flow path direction on the coolant branch flow path.