|RENAULT S.A.S. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150251559||POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE - An electric power supply system for an electric vehicle, including a low-voltage network powering auxiliary devices of the vehicle and a high-voltage network powering a propulsion mechanism of the vehicle. The low-voltage network includes a low-voltage battery storing electric energy and a first converter connected to the high-voltage network powering the low-voltage network, while the high-voltage network includes a high-voltage battery and a switching mechanism isolating the high-voltage battery. The system further includes a first supervisor controlling the switching mechanism and a first monitoring mechanism determining if the charge of the low-voltage battery is below or above a first threshold, the supervisor configured to control the switching mechanism to connect the high-voltage battery if the first monitoring mechanism indicates the battery charge is below the first threshold.||09-10-2015|
|20150248176||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING THE ACTUATION OF A FUNCTION IN THE FORM OF A PRE-DETERMINED PATH ON A TOUCH-SENSITIVE SURFACE OF AN OBJECT - A system detecting actuation of a pre-determined function, the actuation executed by touch contact with a pre-determined path associated with the function on a touch-sensitive surface of an object, including: at least two separate sources for transmitting bulk acoustic waves in the touch-sensitive surface, configured to generate acoustic interference between the transmitted waves; at least one bulk acoustic wave receiver after propagation and interference thereof in the touch-sensitive surface, configured to supply a reception signal based on the acoustic waves received; a mechanism storing plural reference spectral signatures associated with the pre-determined path, each of the spectral signatures associated with a localization of a touch on the pre-determined path; and a mechanism detecting actuation of the pre-determined function by comparing at least one spectral signature of the reception signal to a spectral envelope, or reference spectral envelope, of the plural reference spectral signatures associated with the pre-determined path.||09-03-2015|
|20150239358||SYSTEM FOR CHARGING A MOTOR VEHICLE BATTERY - A system for charging a motor vehicle battery, configured to be connected to a first multiphase power supply network or to a second multiphase or single phase power supply network of which the power is lower than that of the first network, including: a filtering stage including plural capacitors; a first rectifier stage including switches; and an inverter stage configured to be connected to the battery. The charging system includes: a second rectifier stage including plural switches, and configured to be connected between the power supply network and the battery, in parallel with the filtering stage and at least a portion of the first rectifier stage; and a capacitor of which the capacity is lower than that of the capacitors of the filtering stage, connected between two phases or between a phase and a neutral of the second power supply network.||08-27-2015|
|20150239353||METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE CHARGING OF A BATTERY OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN A NON-CONTACT CHARGING SYSTEM - A method for controlling charging of a battery of an electric drive motor vehicle or a hybrid motor vehicle, in a non-contact charging system wherein a power generator including a direct current source followed by an inverter feeds a load including an inductor arranged in series with the inverter, the method including: controlling the inverter at a working frequency slaved to a load resonance frequency by transmission of first and second pulse-width modulation command signals respectively to first and second switching arms of the inverter; and performing a closed-loop regulation on an intensity of a supply current of the inverter, a supply current set value being defined according to a maximum current that can be supplied by the direct current source.||08-27-2015|
Patent applications by RENAULT S.A.S.