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Hybrid powertrain system

United States Patent

7,272,987
September 25, 2007
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A powertrain system is provided that includes a first prime mover and change-gear transmission having a first input shaft and a second input shaft. A twin clutch is disposed between the first prime mover and the transmission. The twin clutch includes a first main clutch positioned between the first prime mover and the first input shaft and a second main clutch positioned between the first prime mover and the second input shaft. The powertrain system also includes a second prime mover operably connected to one of the first and second input shafts.
Hughes; Douglas A. (Wixom, MI)
Eaton Corporation (Cleveland, OH)
11/ 235,490
20060021456
September 26, 2005
This Invention was made with Government support under NREL Subcontract No. ZCL-2-32060-01, Prime Contract DE-AC36-99G010337 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this Invention.