Patents by Inventor Jay E. Bissontz

Jay E. Bissontz 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: 20210253175
    Abstract: A structure for assembling a vehicle having an axis of elongation, a frame rail and a cross member extending from the frame rail comprises a conduit extending along the axis of elongation of the vehicle. A conveyor is disposed in the conduit. At least one coupling attaches the conduit with at least one of the frame rail and the cross member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: CONSTANTIN S. BUSUIOC, JAY E. BISSONTZ
  • Publication number: 20210253176
    Abstract: A method for assembling a vehicle having an axis of elongation, a frame rail and a cross member extending from the frame rail comprises extending a conduit along the axis of elongation of the vehicle. Disposing a conveyor in the conduit. Attaching the conduit with at least one of the frame rail and the cross member with a coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: CONSTANTIN S. BUSUIOC, JAY E. BISSONTZ
  • Publication number: 20200408237
    Abstract: A fastener comprises a head end and a tail end. A shaft joins the head end and the tail end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Constantin Sebastian Busuioc, Jay E. Bissontz, Steven Franklin Wagester, Donald D. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9789764
    Abstract: A motor vehicle electrical power distribution system includes a plurality of distribution sub-systems, an electrical power storage sub-system and a plurality of switching devices for selective connection of elements of and loads on the power distribution system to the electrical power storage sub-system. A state transition initiator provides inputs to control system operation of switching devices to change the states of the power distribution system. The state transition initiator has a plurality of positions selection of which can initiate a state transition. The state transition initiator can emulate a four position rotary ignition switch. Fail safe power cutoff switches provide high voltage switching device protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Patent number: 9649939
    Abstract: A controller area network (CAN) installed on a hybrid electric vehicle provides one node with control of high voltage power distribution system isolation contactors and the capacity to energize a secondary electro-mechanical relay device. The output of the secondary relay provides a redundant and persistent backup signal to the output of the node. The secondary relay is relatively immune to CAN message traffic interruptions and, as a result, the high voltage isolation contactor(s) are less likely to transition open in the event that the intelligent output driver should fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Patent number: 9139193
    Abstract: A power take off system for a hybrid-electric vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a hybrid-electric motor and generator, a power take off mechanism, a hybrid control module, and an engaging mechanism. The hybrid-electric motor and generator couples to the internal combustion engine. The power take off mechanism couples to the internal combustion engine and the hybrid-electric motor and generator. The power take off mechanism receives torque from at least one of the internal combustion engine and the hybrid-electric motor and generator. The hybrid control module is disposed in electrical communication with an electronic system controller. The hybrid control module generates output signals for controlling the internal combustion engine. The engaging mechanism is disposed in electrical communication with the electronic system controller. The engaging mechanism has a first mode and a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Patent number: 9114723
    Abstract: Level voltage levels/states of charge are maintained among a plurality of high voltage DC electrical storage devices/traction battery packs that are arrayed in series to support operation of a hybrid electric vehicle drive train. Each high voltage DC electrical storage device supports a high voltage power bus, to which at least one controllable load is connected, and at least a first lower voltage level electrical distribution system. The rate of power transfer from the high voltage DC electrical storage devices to the at least first lower voltage electrical distribution system is controlled by DC-DC converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Patent number: 9102313
    Abstract: A method of operating a vehicle with hybrid-electric powertrain having an engine, a generator, and a battery is provided. A vehicle start input signal is received from an operator interface. A master controller initiates after receiving input from the operator interface. A secondary controller initiates after starting initiation of the master controller. A battery pack cell voltage balancing test is performed utilizing the master controller. Voltage within the battery pack cells is balanced based upon the balancing test. An isolation contactor closes after balancing the voltage within the battery pack. A signal from the master controller to the secondary controller to begin operation is generated after closing the isolation contactor. Alternately, voltage within the battery pack cells based upon results of the balancing test may take place dynamically during vehicle operation after closure of the isolation contactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Publication number: 20150217640
    Abstract: A motor vehicle electrical power distribution system includes a plurality of distribution sub-systems, an electrical power storage sub-system and a plurality of switching devices for selective connection of elements of and loads on the power distribution system to the electrical power storage sub-system. A state transition initiator provides inputs to control system operation of switching devices to change the states of the power distribution system. The state transition initiator has a plurality of positions selection of which can initiate a state transition. The state transition initiator can emulate a four position rotary ignition switch. Fail safe power cutoff switches provide high voltage switching device protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Publication number: 20150130274
    Abstract: A controller area network (CAN) installed on a hybrid electric vehicle provides one node with control of high voltage power distribution system isolation contactors and the capacity to energize a secondary electro-mechanical relay device. The output of the secondary relay provides a redundant and persistent backup signal to the output of the node. The secondary relay is relatively immune to CAN message traffic interruptions and, as a result, the high voltage isolation contactor(s) are less likely to transition open in the event that the intelligent output driver should fail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Publication number: 20150084414
    Abstract: An electrical power distribution system includes a dual mode electrical motor/generator, high voltage traction batteries, bi-directional direct current power transmission lines connectable between the dual mode electrical motor/generator and the high voltage traction batteries, first and second isolation contactors including magnetic blow out and connected into the power transmission lines to exhibit opposed polarity and an electrical system controller. In order to deenergize the electrical power distribution system the polarity of current on the bi-directional transmission lines is determined. Once the polarity has been determined the isolation contactor of corresponding polarity is selected to be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Patent number: 8977418
    Abstract: A control interface for drivetrain braking provided by a regenerative brake and a non-regenerative brake is implemented using a combination of switches and graphic interface elements. The control interface comprises a control system for allocating drivetrain braking effort between the regenerative brake and the non-regenerative brake, a first operator actuated control for enabling operation of the drivetrain braking, and a second operator actuated control for selecting a target braking effort for drivetrain braking. A graphic display displays to an operator the selected target braking effort and can be used to further display actual braking effort achieved by drivetrain braking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Patent number: 8972084
    Abstract: A vehicle having a hydraulic hybrid powertrain comprises a power take off unit, a hydraulic pump, a hydraulic accumulator, an accumulator isolation valve, an accumulator solenoid, and a vehicle hydraulic component. The hydraulic pump mechanically connects to the power take off unit and is driven by the power take off unit. The hydraulic accumulator is disposed in fluid communication with the hydraulic pump and receives and stores pressurized hydraulic fluid from the hydraulic pump. The accumulator isolation valve has a first position and second position. The accumulator isolation valve is disposed in fluid communication with the hydraulic accumulator. The accumulator solenoid connects to the accumulator isolation valve and positions the accumulator isolation valve to the first position and the second position. The vehicle hydraulic component is disposed in fluid communication with the accumulator isolation valve and the hydraulic accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E Bissontz
  • Publication number: 20150015063
    Abstract: A motor vehicle electrical power distribution system includes a plurality of distribution sub-systems, an electrical power storage sub-system and a plurality of switching devices for selective connection of elements of the power distribution system to the electrical power storage sub-system. A state transition initiator directs control system operation of switching devices to change the states of the power distribution system. The state transition initiator has a plurality of positions selection of which initiates a state transition. The number of states of the power distribution system exceeds in number the number of positions of the state transition initiator. The control system enables the state transition initiator to emulate a four position rotary ignition switch, provides for interaction with fail safe power cutoff switches and provides high voltage switching device protection during instances of control system low voltage conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Patent number: 8935028
    Abstract: An hybrid vehicle control system controls the output from one of two prime movers installed on the vehicle by reference to available angular acceleration rates for the first and second prime movers. When angular acceleration is called for and the prime mover having greater capacity for angular acceleration is active, acceleration is limited to that which would have been available from the lower capacity prime mover. One application of the system is to provide consistent throttle responsiveness, particularly for a power take-off operation vocation installed on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E Bissontz
  • Publication number: 20140375120
    Abstract: A motor vehicle electrical power distribution system includes a plurality of distribution sub-systems, an electrical power storage sub-system and a plurality of switching devices for selective connection of elements of and loads on the power distribution system to the electrical power storage sub-system. A state transition initiator provides inputs to control system operation of switching devices to change the states of the power distribution system. The state transition initiator has a plurality of positions selection of which can initiate a state transition. The state transition initiator can emulate a four position rotary ignition switch. Fail safe power cutoff switches provide high voltage switching device protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Patent number: 8838314
    Abstract: A control system for a hydraulic system comprises an electronic control module, an electronic system controller, a remote power module, and a solenoid valve. The electronic control module monitors torque output of an internal combustion engine, an electric motor and generator. The electronic system controller monitors torque demand of a first and a second hydraulic circuit. The remote power module is in electrical communication with the electronic system controller. The solenoid valve is in electrical communication with the remote power module. The solenoid valve connects to a combination valve and has a first open position and a closed position. The combination valve is in fluid communication with a first hydraulic circuit and a second hydraulic circuit. The solenoid valve moves to the open position in response to an output signal from the electronic system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Publication number: 20140136038
    Abstract: A method of operating a vehicle with hybrid-electric powertrain having an engine, a generator, and a battery is provided. A vehicle start input signal is received from an operator interface. A master controller initiates after receiving input from the operator interface. A secondary controller initiates after starting initiation of the master controller. A battery pack cell voltage balancing test is performed utilizing the master controller. Voltage within the battery pack cells is balanced based upon the balancing test. An isolation contactor closes after balancing the voltage within the battery pack. A signal from the master controller to the secondary controller to begin operation is generated after closing the isolation contactor. Alternately, voltage within the battery pack cells based upon results of the balancing test may take place dynamically during vehicle operation after closure of the isolation contactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Publication number: 20140107887
    Abstract: In a vehicle data network with power storage and distribution systems, a ground fault detector or ground insulation monitoring device provides detection of power leakages. Integrity of the power system is reported to a body computer connected to the data network. Responsive to detection of leakage, controllers for high voltage sub-systems report out of norm power usage compared to expected power demand. The system can take corrective actions including: indicating to the operator occurrence of a ground fault; indicating the likely to the source of the fault; reconfiguring operation of the sub-system which is the likely source of the fault, including turning the sub-system off but not otherwise restricting vehicle operation; turning the sub-system off or limiting its operation after a limited time allowing the operator to configure the vehicle for restricted operation; or, placing the vehicle in a restrictive mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz
  • Publication number: 20130342167
    Abstract: Level voltage levels/states of charge are maintained among a plurality of high voltage DC electrical storage devices/traction battery packs that are arrayed in series to support operation of a hybrid electric vehicle drive train. Each high voltage DC electrical storage device supports a high voltage power bus, to which at least one controllable load is connected, and at least a first lower voltage level electrical distribution system. The rate of power transfer from the high voltage DC electrical storage devices to the at least first lower voltage electrical distribution system is controlled by DC-DC converters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL TRUCK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Jay E. Bissontz