US 11,056,910 B1
Engine transmission-dependent control for electric auxiliary power generation
Steven Knight, Avon, CT (US); Ken Wittamore, Fowey (GB); and Nigel Calder, Newcastle, ME (US)
Assigned to Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland, OH (US)
Appl. No. 16/771,370
Filed by Parker-Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland, OH (US)
PCT Filed Sep. 12, 2018, PCT No. PCT/US2018/050544
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 10, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/125541, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 27, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/646,469, filed on Mar. 22, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/607,338, filed on Dec. 19, 2017.
Int. Cl. H02J 9/08 (2006.01); B60K 25/02 (2006.01); H02J 7/14 (2006.01)
CPC H02J 9/08 (2013.01) [B60K 25/02 (2013.01); H02J 7/14 (2013.01); B60K 2025/022 (2013.01); H02J 2310/42 (2020.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for controlling power distribution for a vehicle, the vehicle including a primary electric power source for powering a prime mover and an auxiliary electric power source operative to provide supplemental power to the prime mover and to power one or more ancillary equipment devices other than the prime mover, wherein the auxiliary electric power source is coupled to the prime mover, and wherein the prime mover is coupled to a transmission having a plurality of operating modes, the method comprising:
detecting an operating mode of the transmission;
selecting a control algorithm for controlling power output by the auxiliary electric power source for distributing power between the prime mover and the one or more ancillary equipment devices, said selection based on the detected operating mode of the transmission; and
regulating the power output by the auxiliary electric power source between the prime mover and the one or more ancillary equipment devices based on the selected control algorithm.