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Patents on Plug-in Hybrid Electrical Vehicle (PHEV) Research & Development

Andrew A. Frank, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis


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  1. HELICOPTER STABILITY AUGMENTATION SYSTEM, 3,175,786.
    HELICOPTER PLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM - Patent US3175786

  2. SERVO SYSTEM MODULATOR-DEMODULATOR, 3,229,210.
    AC AMPLIFIER - Patent US3229210

  3. VARIABLE V-BELT TYPE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS FOR VEHICLES, 4,958,558.
    Adjusting system for the gap width of support roll pairs in a double-belt press - Patent US4958558

  4. VARIABLE V-BELT TYPE CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS FOR VEHICLES, 4,458,561.
    Control system and method for a power delivery system having a continuously ... - Patent US4458561

  5. CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM HAVING A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE RATIO TRANSMISSION, 4,458,560.
    Control system and method for a power delivery system having a continuously ... - Patent US4458560

  6. IMPROVED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM HAVING A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE RATIO TRANSMISSION, Serial No. 489,177.

  7. CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM HAVING A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE RATIO TRANSMISSION, U.S. Patent No. 4,459,878.
    Control system and method for a power delivery system having a continuously ... - Patent US4459878

  8. CONTINUOUSLY CHARGED FLYWHEEL TYPE POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM, U.S. Patent No. 4,583,505, A. A. Frank, Takashi Omitsu, 4/22/86.
    Continuously charged flywheel type power delivery system - Patent US4583505

  9. LOW POWER CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM HAVING A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE RATIO TRANSMISSION, U.S. Patent No. 4,598,611, Andrew A. Frank, 7/8/86.
    Low power control system and method for a power delivery system having a ... - Patent US4598611

  10. CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A FLYWHEEL TYPE POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM, U.S. Patent No. 4,625,823, Andrew A. Frank, 12/2/86.
    Control system and method for a flywheel type power delivery system - Patent US4625823

  11. ELECTRONIC STABILITY AUGMENTATION SYSTEM AND LATERAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM, (application submitted).

  12. LASER RADAR FOR A VEHICLE LATERAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM,
            A. A. Frank, M. Nakamura, assigned to Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Patent No. 5,202,742, Filed 10/3/90, Issued 4/13/93.
    Laser radar for a vehicle lateral guidance system -Patent US5202742 

  13. USE OF NEURAL NETWORKS IN A VEHICLE GUIDANCE SYSTEM,
            A. A. Frank, T. Saeki, assigned to Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., filed 10/3/90, File No. 07/592,232.

  14. HYDROSTATIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM,
            A. A. Frank, Y. Yasui, assigned to IMRA American Inc. Filed 3/27/92, issued 1/18/94, Patent No. 5,267,627.

  15. VEHICLE STABILITY AUGMENTATION SYSTEM,
            A. A. Frank, Y. Yasui, assigned to IMRA American, Inc. Filed 3/27/92, issued 12/07/93, Patent No. 5,267,627.
    Vehicle stability augmentation system - Patent US5267627

  16. SERIES ELECTROHYDRAULIC BRAKE BOOSTER AND ABS ACTUATION SYSTEM,
            Y. Yasui, A. A. Frank, assigned to IMRA America, Inc., filed 9/8/92, File No. 000401-049.

  17. SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING ENERGY OF ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS,
            M. Ando, A. A. Frank, assigned to IMRA America, Inc., filed 3/19/93, File No. 08/034,707.

  18. HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEM WITH ARRANGEMENT FOR IMPROVING THE BRAKE ACTUATION RESPONSE,
            T. Akita, a. A. Frank, Assigned to IMRA, filed 2/22/95, File No. 08/394/613.

  19. CHARGE DEPLETION CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HYBRID POWERED VEHICLES,
            A. A. Frank, for the University of California, filed 5/31/95, File No. 08/455,104. Issued Dec. 1, 1998 patent no. 5,842,534
    Charge depletion control method and apparatus for hybrid powered vehicles - Patent US5842534

  20. FUEL CONSUMPTIONCONTROL FOR CHARGE DEPLETION HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES, A.A. Frank  Filed april 21, 1998, issued Sept. 12, 2000, patent no. 6,116,363.
    Fuel consumption control for charge depletion hybrid electric vehicles - Patent US6116363

  21. CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE ELECTRIC HYBRID VEHICLES, A.A. Frank, FILED April 21, 1998, Issued April 25, 2000 patent no. 6,054,844
    Control method and apparatus for internal combustion engine electric hybrid ... - Patent US6054844

  22. CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE ELECTRIC HYBRID VEHICLES, A. A. Frank FILED Oct 2000,  Issued October 26, 2004 Patent no. 6,809,429 B1
    Control method and apparatus for internal combustion engine electric hybrid ... - Patent US6809429

  23. METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF A HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE, A., A. Frank  FILED June 24, 2003, Issued January 25, 2008 Patent no. 6,847,189 B2
    Method for controlling the operating characteristics of a hybrid electric ... - Patent US6847189

  24. METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING RATE OF CHANGE OF RATIO IN A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION, A. a. Frank and T. Dreumont, Filed March 19 2004, Issued Aug, 28, 2007, Patent no. 7,261,672 B2
    Method and system for controlling rate of change of ratio in a continuously ... - Patent US7261672

  25. 2003-084-4 Andrew A Frank Patent Number: 7,713,166 Patent Issued: 05/11/2010 (= 25)
    Method and system for controlling rate of change of ratio in a continuously ... - Patent US7713166

  26. EXHAUST GAS DRIVEN GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER AND ALTITUDE COMPENSATION IN VEHICLES INCLUDING HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES, Andrew A Frank and Thomas E. Darlington, Filed Sept. 10., 2003, Issued Aug. 23, 2005 Patent no. 6,931,850 B2
    Exhaust gas driven generation of electric power and altitude compensation in ... - Patent US6931850

  27. COMPACT INLINE LONGITUDINAL CVT,     Andrew A. Frank, Filed Spt. 21 2004, Issued Sept.  15, 2007,  Patent  no. 7,217,205 B2
    Compact inline longitudinal CVT - Patent US7217205 

  28. IMPROVING WIND TURBUNE SYSTEMS USING CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL,  Invented by Andrew A. Frank and James R. Winkelman,  Filed February 28, 2009        Filing no, 77873



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