US 11,655,042 B2
Battery integrated isolated power converter and systems for electric vehicle propulsion
Dong Dong, Schenectady, NY (US); Manoj Ramprasad Shah, Latham, NY (US); Rui Zhou, Niskayuna, NY (US); Hao Huang, Troy, NY (US); and Di Zhang, Niskayuna, NY (US)
Assigned to General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (US)
Filed by General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (US)
Filed on Jun. 4, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/431,015.
Application 16/431,015 is a continuation of application No. 14/984,992, filed on Dec. 30, 2015, granted, now 10,351,253.
Prior Publication US 2019/0283889 A1, Sep. 19, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. B64D 27/24 (2006.01); H02M 7/797 (2006.01); H02M 5/458 (2006.01); H02M 7/483 (2007.01); B64D 27/02 (2006.01); H02M 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC B64D 27/24 (2013.01) [H02M 5/458 (2013.01); H02M 7/483 (2013.01); H02M 7/4835 (2021.05); H02M 7/797 (2013.01); B60Y 2200/51 (2013.01); B60Y 2200/92 (2013.01); B64D 2027/026 (2013.01); B64D 2221/00 (2013.01); H02M 1/0077 (2021.05); Y02T 50/40 (2013.01); Y02T 50/60 (2013.01); Y10S 903/903 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electric propulsion system for a vehicle, the electric propulsion system comprising:
at least one generator configured to generate electric current;
at least one drive engine coupled to the at least one generator;
at least one electrical device, the at least one electrical device being a motor; and
at least one battery integrated isolated power converter (BIIC) comprising a plurality of BIIC modules (BIICM), each of the plurality of BIIC modules comprising an energy storage device;
wherein the at least one BIIC is between the at least one generator and the at least one drive engine such that the at least one BIIC is configured to decouple the at least one generator from the at least one drive engine;
wherein the at least one BIIC is configured to receive at least a part of the electric current from the generator through a first line into the at least one BIIC, store the electric current in the storage device of at least one of the plurality of BIIC modules, and transmit the electric current to the at least one electrical device from a second line out of the at least one BIIC.