Patents by Inventor Henry Todd Young

Henry Todd Young has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200094811
    Abstract: Embodiments of the subject matter disclosed herein relate to controlling engine operating points and power for full throttle command in an off-highway vehicle, such as a diesel electric haul truck, to increase fuel efficiency. In one example, a system includes an engine and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a target engine horsepower and associated target engine speed, command the engine to operate at a first engine speed above the target engine speed, adjust a load placed on the engine to reach the target engine speed, and command the engine to operate at a second engine speed to reach the target engine horsepower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Jeffrey John Wolff, Aaron Craig Mellinger
  • Patent number: 10525964
    Abstract: Embodiments of the subject matter disclosed herein relate to controlling engine operating points and power for full throttle command in an off-highway vehicle, such as a diesel electric haul truck, to increase fuel efficiency. In one example, a system includes an engine and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a target engine horsepower and associated target engine speed, command the engine to operate at a first engine speed above the target engine speed, adjust a load placed on the engine to reach the target engine speed, and command the engine to operate at a second engine speed to reach the target engine horsepower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Jeffrey John Wolff, Aaron Craig Mellinger
  • Publication number: 20190372473
    Abstract: A phase module assembly includes a first flat laminated busbar elongated along a first direction, including a positive layer, a negative layer, and a load layer that is configured to be conductively coupled with a load. The first flat laminated busbar is conductively coupled to a second flat laminated busbar extending in a plane that is orthogonal to the first direction. The second flat laminated busbar is conductively coupled with a power source of direct current. The phase module assembly also includes one or more switches conductively coupled with internal terminal connectors of the first flat laminated busbar and configured to convert the direct current into one phase of a multi-phase alternating current, and to output the phase to the load. The phase module assembly also includes one or more capacitors mechanically mounted on and conductively coupled with the second flat laminated busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Fabio Carastro, Mark Murphy, Jason Kuttenkuler, Alvaro Jorge Mari Curbelo
  • Publication number: 20190366951
    Abstract: A vehicle electrical power system includes a phase module assembly of a multi-phase inverter. The phase module assembly includes first and second flat laminated busbars extending in orthogonal planes. The phase module assembly also includes one or more transistors that convert direct current into one phase of a multi-phase alternating current of the multi-phase inverter, and to output the phase of the multi-phase alternating current to the load. The phase module assembly also includes one or more capacitors conductively coupled with the internal positive and negative terminal connectors and with the external positive and negative bushings configured to be conductively coupled with the power source of direct current. The assembly can be useful for vehicles because the components of the system are configured to carry large amounts of current in a more reliable and sustainable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Fabio Carastro, Mark Murphy, Jason Kuttenkuler, Alvaro Jorge Mari Curbelo
  • Publication number: 20190329655
    Abstract: A control system includes a current sensor and one or more processors. The current sensor is configured to be disposed onboard a vehicle and to monitor a measured current conducted into a resistor leg of the vehicle. The resistor leg has a braking chopper and one or more resistive elements, and is connected with a traction bus of the vehicle. The one or more processors are configured to receive the measured current from the current sensor and, in response to the measured current differing from an expected current through the resistor leg, the one or more processors are configured to generate a control signal configured to one or more of increase an engine speed of an engine of the vehicle, increase cooling to the one or more resistive elements of the resistor leg, restrict movement of the vehicle, or schedule maintenance for the resistor leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Edward Thomas Petrak, Henry Todd Young, Jeffrey Wolff
  • Patent number: 10384559
    Abstract: A method includes selecting a link voltage based on voltage efficiencies of components in an electric drive motor system, and applying the link voltage to an inverter electrically coupled to a drive motor to increase system efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Henry Todd Young, Jeffrey John Wolff
  • Patent number: 10225961
    Abstract: A cooling system for power electronics of an engine-powered unit includes at least one power electronics component, a liquid chamber in thermal communication with a frame of the engine-powered unit, and a pump configured to circulate a cooling fluid through the at least one power electronics component and the liquid chamber. The liquid chamber is configured to conductively transfer heat from the cooling fluid to the frame to cool the cooling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GE Global Sourcing LLC
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Sean Patrick Cillessen
  • Publication number: 20190036284
    Abstract: A current shaping phase leg bus bar for power electronics systems includes a first terminal connector, a second terminal connector, insulated from the first terminal connector, and a third terminal connector, insulated from the first and second terminal connectors. At least one of the terminal connectors is a current shaping terminal connector that includes one or more layers having a plurality of pre-defined locations for electrical connections, said plurality of pre-defined locations including one or more first locations and a plurality of second locations, and includes one or more gaps within or among its one or more layers, to provide substantially balanced conductive pathways among its one or more first locations and its plurality of second locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Alvaro Jorge Mari Curbelo, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Tiziana Bertoncelli, Sean Patrick Cillessen
  • Publication number: 20190023271
    Abstract: A method includes reducing automatically a speed of an engine from a first speed value to a second speed value in response to both the first speed value being at or above a first speed threshold value and a rate of change of one or both of (i) engine power and (ii) the engine speed is substantially zero for a designated period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Henry Todd Young
  • Publication number: 20190009691
    Abstract: A method includes selecting a link voltage based on voltage efficiencies of components in an electric drive motor system, and applying the link voltage to an inverter electrically coupled to a drive motor to increase system efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jason Daniel KUTTENKULER, Henry Todd YOUNG, Jeffrey John WOLFF
  • Publication number: 20180354491
    Abstract: Embodiments of the subject matter disclosed herein relate to controlling engine operating points and power for full throttle command in an off-highway vehicle, such as a diesel electric haul truck, to increase fuel efficiency. In one example, a system includes an engine and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a target engine horsepower and associated target engine speed, command the engine to operate at a first engine speed above the target engine speed, adjust a load placed on the engine to reach the target engine speed, and command the engine to operate at a second engine speed to reach the target engine horsepower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Jeffrey John Wolff, Aaron Craig Mellinger
  • Patent number: 10128625
    Abstract: A current shaping phase leg bus bar for power electronics systems includes a first terminal connector, a second terminal connector, insulated from the first terminal connector, and a third terminal connector, insulated from the first and second terminal connectors. At least one of the terminal connectors is a current shaping terminal connector that includes one or more layers having a plurality of pre-defined locations for electrical connections, said plurality of pre-defined locations including one or more first locations and a plurality of second locations, and includes one or more gaps within or among its one or more layers, to provide substantially balanced conductive pathways among its one or more first locations and its plurality of second locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Alvaro Jorge Mari Curbelo, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Tiziana Bertoncelli, Sean Patrick Cillessen
  • Patent number: 10086703
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a power source, a controller, a converter configured to receive a first voltage from the power source and to convert the first voltage to a second voltage, an auxiliary inverter system electrically coupled to an output of the converter and to an accessory having an electric motor, the auxiliary inverter system configured to convert the second voltage received from the converter for powering the electric motor, and a first communication link between the controller and the auxiliary inverter system. The auxiliary inverter system is further configured, responsive to interruption of the first communication link, to control a speed of the electric motor based on a level of the second voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Henry Todd Young, Aaron Mellinger
  • Patent number: 10081349
    Abstract: Embodiments of the subject matter disclosed herein relate to controlling engine operating points and power for full throttle command in an off-highway vehicle, such as a diesel electric haul truck, to increase fuel efficiency. In one example, a system includes an engine and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a target engine horsepower and associated target engine speed, command the engine to operate at a first engine speed above the target engine speed, adjust a load placed on the engine to reach the target engine speed, and command the engine to operate at a second engine speed to reach the target engine horsepower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Jeffrey John Wolff, Aaron Craig Mellinger
  • Patent number: 9982728
    Abstract: A system and method for auxiliary clutch failure detection determines a difference between a first output power of a powered system when a clutch system is controlled to engage and drive a load at a first output of the load and a second output power of the powered system when the clutch system is controlled to drive the load at a larger, second output. A control signal indicative of clutch failure is generated responsive to the difference being less than a designated threshold. The control signal may be used to implement one or more remedial actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Jeffrey John Wolff, Aaron Craig Mellinger
  • Patent number: 9931943
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle includes an electric drive system, a drive system control unit, and a friction brake system. The electric drive system is associated with a first set of wheels of the vehicle. The drive system control unit is configured to control the electric drive system to selectively provide electric motive power to the first set of wheels to propel the vehicle and electric retarding to slow the vehicle. The friction brake system includes first and second friction brake units associated with the first and second sets of wheels, respectively. The drive system control unit is further configured to determine a functionality of the second friction brake unit, for a friction brake application to the second set of wheels, independent of operation of the first friction brake unit, and to control at least one vehicle system based on the determined functionality of the second friction brake unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Henry Todd Young, Timothy Warren Brown, Jeffrey John Wolff
  • Publication number: 20180086292
    Abstract: Cooling control systems described herein detect decreased operation of a cooling system of a vehicle, restrict movement of the vehicle without stopping movement responsive to decreased operation of the cooling system, and restrict movement of the vehicle by preventing the vehicle from traveling at a speed and/or power output for a non-zero designated period of time. This can allow for the vehicle to continue moving for a temporary period of time to avoid blocking traffic. Other control systems determine predicted distances and/or times that the vehicle can continue moving before coolant in the cooling system decreases below a designated threshold. Movement of the vehicle can be changed responsive to an upcoming distance and/or time that the vehicle is to travel exceeding the predicted distance and/or time. Other control systems modify a coolant flow rate based on differences between designated and ambient conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Edward Thomas Petrak, Jason Strode, Henry Todd Young, Timothy Warren Brown, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Robert John Zill, JR., Kenneth Paul Nedley, Jeffrey John Wolff, Pritamkumar Gangwal, Janaki Gadiyaram, Maryam Abdollahi, Joseph Audu Ishaku, Christian Roland Tollefson, Lindsey Dodis, Shivakumar Katukam
  • Patent number: D827582
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Murphy, Jeffrey John Wolff, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Henry Todd Young
  • Patent number: D834529
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen Murphy, Jeffrey John Wolff, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Henry Todd Young
  • Patent number: D849797
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GE Global Sourcing LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Keith Linker, Henry Todd Young, Jr., Sean Cillessen, Sagar Mehta