Patents Assigned to Webasto Charging Systems, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190288525
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Webasto Charging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul SODEN, Albert Joseph FLACK, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Patent number: 10348103
    Abstract: A portable electric vehicle support equipment (EVSE) unit is formed as a cord of plural insulated conductors and a flexible outer sheath enclosing said plural insulated conductors. The cord includes an EVSE docking connector on a docking end of the cord and a utility plug on a utility end of the cord, said cord being divided into a docking section terminated at said docking connector and a utility section terminated at said utility connector. The cord further includes an in-line EVSE controller and a housing enclosing said controller, said housing sealed with said flexible outer sheath and disposed at an intermediate section of said cord between said docking and utility sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Webasto Charging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul Soden, Albert Joseph Flack, Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Larry Hayashigawa, Brendan Francis O'Donnell, Francis Patrick Wong, Robert Barrosa
  • Patent number: 10333318
    Abstract: In electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), interruption of charging due to overheating is prevented by adjusting the pulse duty cycle on the control pilot conductor communicating the maximum allowed current level to the electric vehicle, the adjustment being performed whenever the EVSE temperature exceeds a predetermined threshold temperature below the maximum operating temperature as a function of the approach of the temperature to the maximum operating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Webasto Charging Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Joseph Flack
  • Patent number: 10319548
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for an electrical switch including: an enclosure; a hinged armature disposed within the enclosure; a moveable contact electrically coupled to the hinged armature and disposed substantially parallel to the hinged armature; and a rib positioned between the hinged armature and an outer edge of the electrical switch, where the rib transfers external forces applied to the electrical switch to the enclosure by limiting movement of the hinged armature towards an outer edge of the electrical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: WEBASTO CHARGING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Ryan Shumaker
  • Patent number: 10308490
    Abstract: Methods of and apparatus for removing heat generated by cells of a battery pack. The methods and apparatus may employ one or more fan modules disposed between or next to cells of the battery pack, or one or more fans directly mounted to the battery pack or battery pack case housing the cells. Further, a motor controller isolation system operates to electrically isolate the motor controller of the electric vehicle when the battery pack is being charged. The motor controller isolation system may be integrated with the integrated battery pack and thermal and ventilation system. The integrated system, or “integrated battery unit (IBU),” is preferably manufactured in a manner that requires no, modifications to the electric vehicle in which the IBU is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: WEBASTO CHARGING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Blake E. Dickinson, Larry Hayashigawa
  • Patent number: 10243394
    Abstract: An electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) system includes an EVSE case having a front plug face, a rear face, and left and right gripping sides that collectively define a trapezoidal prism cross section, the left and right gripping sides further having left and right convex gripping portions, respectively, a relay positioned within the EVSE case, and a controller positioned within the EVSE case and in communication with the relay, the controller responsive to a pilot duty signal, when a pilot duty signal is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: WEBASTO CHARGING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Herman Joseph Steinbuchel, IV, Albert Joseph Flack, Richard Elliott Zanteson
  • Patent number: 10211658
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an enclosure for a charging station is provided having a peripheral casing configured to retain a charging cable on an upward facing surface of the peripheral casing between a front user interface side and a charging station mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Webasto Charging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Holden Alexander Bonwit, Greg A. Petrie