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1. (US20030230443) Advanced composite hybrid-electric vehicle

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 10337730 Application Date: 08.01.2003
Publication Number: 20030230443 Publication Date: 18.12.2003
Publication Kind : A1
IPC:
B60K 1/00
B60G 3/04
B60G 3/12
B60G 3/20
B60G 7/00
B60G 17/04
B60K 1/04
B60K 6/32
B60K 6/40
B60K 6/52
B60K 7/00
B60K 15/07
B60K 17/04
B60R
B62D 21/15
B62D 23/00
B62D 25/08
B62D 27/02
B62D 29/00
B62D 29/04
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
1
Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
G
VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
3
Resilient suspensions for a single wheel
02
with a single pivoted arm
04
the arm being essentially transverse to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
G
VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
3
Resilient suspensions for a single wheel
02
with a single pivoted arm
12
the arm being essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
G
VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
3
Resilient suspensions for a single wheel
18
with two or more pivoted arms, e.g. parallelogram
20
all arms being rigid
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
G
VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
7
Pivoted suspension arms; Accessories thereof
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
G
VEHICLE SUSPENSION ARRANGEMENTS
17
Resilient suspensions having means for adjusting the spring or vibration-damper characteristics, for regulating the distance between a supporting surface and a sprung part of vehicle or for locking suspension during use to meet varying vehicular or surface conditions, e.g. due to speed or load
02
Spring characteristics
04
Fluid-spring characteristics
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
1
Arrangement or mounting of electrical propulsion units
04
of the electric storage means for propulsion
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
6
Arrangement or mounting of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion, e.g. hybrid propulsion systems comprising electric motors and internal combustion engines
20
the prime-movers consisting of electric motors and internal combustion engines, e.g. HEVs
22
characterised by apparatus, components or means specially adapted for HEVs
32
characterised by the fuel cells
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
6
Arrangement or mounting of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion, e.g. hybrid propulsion systems comprising electric motors and internal combustion engines
20
the prime-movers consisting of electric motors and internal combustion engines, e.g. HEVs
22
characterised by apparatus, components or means specially adapted for HEVs
40
characterised by the assembly or relative disposition of components
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
6
Arrangement or mounting of plural diverse prime-movers for mutual or common propulsion, e.g. hybrid propulsion systems comprising electric motors and internal combustion engines
20
the prime-movers consisting of electric motors and internal combustion engines, e.g. HEVs
50
Architecture of the driveline characterised by arrangement or kind of transmission units
52
Driving a plurality of drive axles, e.g. four-wheel drive
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
7
Disposition of motor in, or adjacent to, traction wheel
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
15
Arrangement in connection with fuel supply of combustion engines; Mounting or construction of fuel tanks
03
Fuel tanks
063
Arrangement of tanks
067
Mounting of tanks
07
of gas tanks
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
K
ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PLURAL DIVERSE PRIME-MOVERS; AUXILIARY DRIVES; INSTRUMENTATION OR DASHBOARDS FOR VEHICLES; ARRANGEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH COOLING, AIR INTAKE, GAS EXHAUST, OR FUEL SUPPLY, OF PROPULSION UNITS, IN VEHICLES
17
Arrangement or mounting of transmissions in vehicles
04
characterised by arrangement, location, or kind of gearing
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
R
VEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62
LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
21
Understructures, i.e. chassis frame on which a vehicle body may be mounted
15
having impact absorbing means, e.g. a frame designed to permanently or temporarily change shape or dimension upon impact with another body
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62
LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
23
Combined superstructure and frame, i.e. monocoque constructions
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62
LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
25
Superstructure sub-units; Parts or details thereof not otherwise provided for
08
Front or rear portions
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62
LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
27
Connections between superstructure sub-units
02
rigid
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62
LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
29
Superstructures characterised by material thereof
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
62
LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS
D
MOTOR VEHICLES; TRAILERS
29
Superstructures characterised by material thereof
04
predominantly of synthetic material
Applicants: CRAMER DAVID
TAGGART DAVID
MOORE TIMOTHY
COOPER DAVID
PLOUMEN SERVE
SIM MALCOLM
WAREING DAVID
WRIGHT CHRIS
Inventors: Cramer David
Taggart David
Moore Timothy
Cooper David
Ploumen Serve
Sim Malcolm
Wareing David
Wright Chris
Agents: MICHAEL D. BEDNAREK SHAW PITTMAN
Priority Data: 10337730 08.01.2003 US
60345638 08.01.2002 US
60350015 23.01.2002 US
Title: (EN) Advanced composite hybrid-electric vehicle
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

An advanced composite hybrid-electric vehicle including one or more of lightweight, advanced composite structures, modular rear suspension and traction motor units, fuel-cell hybrid-electric powertrains, integrated electromagnetic and pneumatic suspension systems, and a digital network-based control system and information management architecture that uses a fault tolerant ring main power supply.