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United States Patent

May 13, 2008
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A motor/generator is provided for connecting between a transmission input shaft and an output shaft of a prime mover. The motor/generator may include a motor/generator housing, a stator mounted to the motor/generator housing, a rotor mounted at least partially within the motor/generator housing and rotatable about a rotor rotation axis, and a transmission-shaft coupler drivingly coupled to the rotor. The transmission-shaft coupler may include a clamp, which may include a base attached to the rotor and a plurality of adjustable jaws.
Hickam; Christopher Dale (Glasford, IL)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
11/ 141,064
June 1, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under the terms of Contract No. DE-FC26-04NT42258 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.