Control system for supercharger in internal combustion engine
Control method and apparatus of engine for driving generator
Control system for internal combustion engines
Generator controller and controlling method for hybrid vehicle
Operating method for a hybrid vehicle
Electric hybrid vehicle Patent #: 5588498
ApplicationNo. 637536 filed on 04/25/1996
US Classes:322/14, COMBINED CONTROL OF GENERATOR AND DRIVING MEANS60/285, Engine fuel, air, or ignition controlled by sensor of reactor condition60/608, With condition responsive drive means control180/65.4Generating means is driven by a prime mover
ExaminersPrimary: Stephan, Steven L.
Assistant: Ponomarenko, Nicholas
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH02P 009/04
Foreign Application Priority Data1995-04-28 JP
AbstractAn electric power generating apparatus is mounted on a vehicle which has a propulsive electric motor powered by a battery, and has an electric generator and an internal combustion engine for actuating the electric generator to charge the battery depending on a charged/discharged state of the battery. A first operation controller operates the internal combustion engine to enable the electric generator to charge the battery if the amount of electric energy stored in the battery is smaller than a predetermined value or the time-dependent rate of increase of an amount of electric energy discharged from the battery is greater than a predetermined level. A second operation controller operates the internal combustion engine to purge a canister if the charged/discharged state of the battery fails to satisfy a condition for the first operation controller to operate the internal combustion engine and if the amount of a purged gas adsorbed in the canister is greater than a predetermined amount. The first and second operation controllers operate the internal combustion engine in modes established respectively for the first and second operation controllers such that a load imposed on the internal combustion engine when the internal combustion engine is operated by at least the second operation controller is smaller than a load imposed on the internal combustion engine when the internal combustion engine is operated by the first operation controller.