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  • 11447 Tanbark Dr, Reston, VA 20191 (703) 860-3078
  • 22336 Olmstead St, Dearborn, MI 48124 (313) 359-4965
  • Hyde Park, MA
  • Northville, MI
  • Troy, NY
  • Glens Falls, NY
  • Lancaster, PA
  • 22336 Olmstead St, Dearborn, MI 48124 (313) 402-5828

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Company: Orbital atk Position: Senior director

Education

Degree: Associate degree or higher

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Senior Director

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Location:
Reston, VA
Work:
Orbital Atk
Senior Director

Publications

Us Patents

Engine On Idle Arbitration For A Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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US Patent:
6664651, Dec 16, 2003
Filed:
Nov 14, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/712436
Inventors:
Stephen John Kotre - Ann Arbor MI
Deepa Ramaswamy - Ypsilanti MI
Joanne Theresa Woestman - Dearborn MI
Mary Theresa Breida - Ann Arbor MI
Assignee:
Ford Motor Company - Dearborn MI
International Classification:
B60K 604
US Classification:
290 29, 290 40 R, 290 40 B, 290 40 C, 290 34, 180 654
Abstract:
This invention is a method and system for determining whether the engine should be running in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle during vehicle idle conditions. Specifically, a controller determines if the vehicle is in idle and if engine operation is necessary. To determine whether engine operation is necessary, the controller determines whether the battery needs charging, whether vacuum needs to be replaced in the climate control system or brake system reservoir, whether the vapor canister requires purging, whether the adaptive fuel tables require fast adapting, whether the engine or catalyst temperatures are unacceptable, or whether the air conditioning has been requested. Once the controller determines that the engine must be running, the controller determines in which control mode to run the engine, either speed control mode (using powertrain controllers) or torque control mode (using a generator and generator controller). Finally, the controller optimizes engine running conditions, to the extent possible depending upon the control mode, to perform any necessary functions during vehicle idle.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle With Variable Displacement Engine

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US Patent:
6691807, Feb 17, 2004
Filed:
Apr 11, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/547275
Inventors:
Chinu P. Bhavsar - Ann Arbor MI
Joanne T. Woestman - Dearborn MI
Prabhakar B. Patil - Southfield MI
Assignee:
Ford Global Technologies LLC - Dearborn MI
International Classification:
B60K 602
US Classification:
180 652
Abstract:
A hybrid electric vehicle having a propulsion system which integrates a motor-generator and a variable displacement internal combustion engine. Motor-generator and engine are each operatively coupled to drive train of vehicle , and cooperatively power vehicle.

Wheel-End And Center Axle Disconnects For An Electric Or Hev

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US Patent:
6793034, Sep 21, 2004
Filed:
Jan 18, 2002
Appl. No.:
09/683556
Inventors:
Abbas Raftari - Northville MI
Curtis Lee Tyson - Plymouth MI
John ORear - Whitmore Lake MI
Joanne Theresa Woestman - Dearborn MI
Vijay K Garg - Canton MI
Assignee:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC - Dearborn MI
International Classification:
B60R 602
US Classification:
180285, 180277, 180 652
Abstract:
This invention is a method and system to disconnect drive wheels from the powertrain of any electric powered vehicle. A vehicle controller monitors input from, for example, an inertia switch and electric motor generator conditions and can disconnect the output shaft from the drive wheels in predetermined vehicle conditions such as during a rear-end collision, or abnormal electric motor conditions such as over-torque, over-temperature, or over-current. The invention can be configured to monitor and respond to driver demand for four-wheel drive, two-wheel drive, and neutral tow. The disconnect device can comprise a disconnect actuator and joint attached to an axle disconnect. The axle disconnect can be electric or vacuum powered and positioned as a center disconnect or a wheel-end disconnect. The invention can be configured for conventional or limited slip axles.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle With Variable Displacement Engine

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US Patent:
6986399, Jan 17, 2006
Filed:
Dec 9, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/707372
Inventors:
Chinu P. Bhavsar - Ann Arbor MI, US
Joanne T. Woestman - Dearborn MI, US
Prabhakar B. Patil - Southfield MI, US
Assignee:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC - Dearborn MI
International Classification:
B60K 6/04
US Classification:
180 652, 701 70
Abstract:
A hybrid electric vehicle having a propulsion system which integrates a motor-generator and a variable displacement internal combustion engine. Motor-generator and engine are each operatively coupled to drive train of vehicle , and cooperatively power vehicle.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle With Variable Displacement Engine

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US Patent:
7240749, Jul 10, 2007
Filed:
Aug 19, 2004
Appl. No.:
10/922491
Inventors:
Chinu P. Bhavsar - Ann Arbor MI, US
Joanne T. Woestman - Dearborn MI, US
Prabhakar B. Patil - Southfield MI, US
Assignee:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC - Dearborn MI
International Classification:
B60K 6/04
US Classification:
180 652, 903941, 903943
Abstract:
A hybrid electric vehicle having a propulsion system which integrates a motor-generator and a variable displacement internal combustion engine. Motor-generator and engine are each operatively coupled to drive train of vehicle , and cooperatively power vehicle.

Method And Apparatus For Controlling The Engine Idle Speed In A Hybrid Electric Vehicle

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US Patent:
20020163199, Nov 7, 2002
Filed:
May 3, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/848491
Inventors:
Deepa Ramaswamy - Ypsilanti MI, US
Joanne Woestman - Dearborn MI, US
Mary Breida - Ann Arbor MI, US
Stephen Kotre - Ann Arbor MI, US
International Classification:
H02P009/00
US Classification:
290/04000C
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for controlling the idle speed of a hybrid electric vehicle drive system or transaxle () including an internal combustion engine (), a generator/motor () which is coupled to engine () by use of a planetary gear set (), and an electric motor (). Drive system () includes a brake or clutch assembly () which is operatively and selectively coupled to a generator/motor () and is effective to supplement the generator-produced reaction torque, thereby cooperating with the generator/motor () to control the idle speed of engine () in a wide variety of engine operating conditions.

Strategy To Use An On-Board Navigation System For Electric And Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management

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US Patent:
20020188387, Dec 12, 2002
Filed:
May 9, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/852075
Inventors:
Joanne Woestman - Dearborn MI, US
Prabhakar Patil - Southfield MI, US
Ross Stuntz - Birmingham MI, US
Thomas Pilutti - Ann Arbor MI, US
International Classification:
B60L011/00
US Classification:
701/022000, 180/065300
Abstract:
The present invention integrates an on-board navigation system to provide energy management for an electric vehicle (EV) and a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). The HEV control strategy of the present invention accommodates the goals of fuel economy while always meeting driver demand for power and maintaining the functionality of the traction motor battery system using battery parameter controllers. In the preferred embodiment of the present strategy, a vehicle system controller tightly integrates the navigation system information with energy management while en route to a known destination. Present vehicle location is continuously monitored, expectations of driver demand are determined, and vehicle accommodations are made. The system can be configured to includes as part of its present vehicle location data on road patterns, geography with date and time, altitude changes, speed limits, driving patterns of a vehicle driver, and weather. The vehicle accommodations can be configured to use discrete control laws, fuzzy logic, or neural networks.
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