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APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING POWER TO AN AIR CONDITIONING COMPRESSOR FOR A VEHICLE

United States Patent Application

20170368913
A1
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The disclosure relates to a climate control system for use in on-highway semi-trucks and includes a rechargeable battery, an internal combustion engine which can be coupled or decoupled to a motor generator (MG), and an air conditioning compressor which can be coupled or decoupled to the MG or a second MG.
Kumar, Mahesh Madurai (Columbus, IN), Parker, Gary L. (Columbus, IN), Varigonda, Subbarao (Columbus, IN), Paquette, Joseph E. (Columbus, IN), Padgett, Benjamin David (Columbus, IN), Fields, William Brent (Seymour, IN), Muralidhar, Praveen Chitradurga (Ann Arbor, MI), Sujan, Vivek Anand (Columbus, IN), Deter, Dean (Knoxville, TN), Smith, David E. (Knoxville, TN)
Cummins Inc. (Columbus IN), UT-BATTELLE, LLC (Oak Ridge TN)
15/ 633,192
June 26, 2017
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made under a CRADA NFE-13-04402 between Cummins Inc. and UT-Battelle, LLC operated for the United States Department of Energy (DOE). This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC05-000R22725 awarded by the DOE. The government has certain rights in the invention.