Patents by Inventor JOACHIM VAN DINGENEN

JOACHIM VAN DINGENEN 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: 20240059133
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an electric driveline are provided. In one example, the electric driveline system includes a transmission with a planetary gearset, with a first gearset component rotationally coupled to a first electric machine and a second electric machine, and a first output interface and a second output interface rotationally coupled to a first axle and a second axle, respectively, and a second gearset component in the planetary gearset. The driveline system further includes a first friction clutch configured to selectively brake a third gearset component and a second friction clutch configured to selectively couple the first gearset component to an output shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Joachim VAN DINGENEN, Bert HANNON, Jessica VERSINI
  • Patent number: 11885413
    Abstract: A torque convertor and direct drive unit arrangement and operating methods are provided herein. In one example, a prime mover may be configured to be coupled to a transmission via one of a torque convertor and a direct drive unit, the direct drive unit including a higher range clutch and a lower range clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: DANA BELGIUM N.V.
    Inventors: Kurt Cattoor, Filip D. Schacht, Joachim Van Dingenen, Tommy Van Acker
  • Patent number: 11872875
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an electric driveline are provided. In one example, the electric driveline system includes a transmission with a planetary gearset, with a first gearset component rotationally coupled to a first electric machine and a second electric machine, and a first output interface and a second output interface rotationally coupled to a first axle and a second axle, respectively, and a second gearset component in the planetary gearset. The driveline system further includes a first friction clutch configured to selectively brake a third gearset component and a second friction clutch configured to selectively couple the first gearset component to an output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: DANA BELGIUM N.V.
    Inventors: Joachim Van Dingenen, Bert Hannon, Jessica Versini
  • Publication number: 20230392682
    Abstract: A lubrication system for a rotating shaft having multiple channels is provided. In one example, the system includes a pump coupled to a central lubricant channel, the rotating shaft having a plurality of channels, an air intake channel positioned parallel to an axis of rotation of the rotating shaft, and a first orifice of a first channel of the plurality of channels, where the first orifice is positioned between the air intake channel and the central lubricant channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Kurt CATTOOR, Joachim VAN DINGENEN, Filip D. SCHACHT, Jessica VERSINI
  • Publication number: 20230356581
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a transmission. In one example, the transmission includes electric motor arranged on both sides thereof. In at least one example, electric motors on opposite sides of the transmission are coupled to a single input shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Kurt CATTOOR, Filip D. SCHACHT, Filip VAN RAEPENBUSCH, Bert HANNON, Joachim VAN DINGENEN
  • Patent number: 11807094
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an electric drive unit are provided. A transmission system in an electric drive unit includes first, second, and third input shafts rotationally coupled to first, second, and third electric machines, respectively, wherein the first and third electric machines are arranged on a first side of the transmission and the second electric machine is arranged on a second opposing side of the transmission. The transmission system further includes an idler shaft that connects the first, second, and third electric machines and couples to a sun gear of a planetary gear set. The planetary gear set is arranged between a first and second clutch wherein the first clutch couples to a carrier and the second clutch couples to a ring gear. An output shaft is spaced away from the planetary gear set via gear and includes two flanges to couple the transmission to outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Dana Belgium N.V.
    Inventors: Kurt Cattoor, Filip D. Schacht, Filip Van Raepenbusch, Joachim Van Dingenen, Jan Markey
  • Publication number: 20230349447
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an electric drive unit are provided. A transmission system in an electric drive unit, in one example includes an input shaft rotationally coupled to each of a first electric machine and a second electric machine and a first clutch arranged coaxial to a first countershaft, where a first gear is fixedly coupled the first clutch and meshes with a second gear that is fixedly coupled to the input shaft. The transmission system further includes a second clutch arranged coaxial to a second countershaft and spaced away from the first countershaft and a third gear that is fixedly coupled to the second clutch and meshes with the first gear, where the first clutch and the second clutch are configured to shift the transmission system between multiple gear ratios and deliver mechanical power to an output shaft that is spaced away from the second countershaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Kurt CATTOOR, Filip VAN RAEPENBUSCH, Filip D. SCHACHT, Joachim VAN DINGENEN, Bert HANNON
  • Patent number: 11802596
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for wet clutch pressure control to reduce drag and degradation of rotary seals in a transmission. In one example, a method may include determining an upper threshold pressure based on a rotational speed of a shaft of the transmission, determining a lower threshold pressure based on the rotational speed of the shaft, and adjusting a pressure of hydraulic fluid applied to the clutch to be between the upper threshold pressure and the lower threshold pressure. In this way, the pressure of the hydraulic fluid applied to the clutch may be maintained at a level that allows full torque transfer by the wet clutch while reducing drag on the rotary seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: DANA BELGIUM N.V.
    Inventors: Kurt Cattoor, Filip D. Schacht, Joachim Van Dingenen, Tommy Van Acker
  • Patent number: 11796039
    Abstract: An electric driveline, comprising at least a first and a second electric machine, at least a first and a second output, and at least a first planetary gear set including three drivingly connected components including a sun gear, a planetary carrier and a ring gear. The first and the second electric machine are drivingly connected or connectable with the first and the second output via the first planetary gear set. At least one of the first and the second electric machine is selectively connected with the same one of the three components of the first planetary gear set via at least two different gear ratios, and/or the same one of the three components of the first planetary gear set is selectively connected with each of the first and the second output via at least two different gear ratios. The disclosure further concerns a method of operating an electric driveline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Dana Belgium N.V.
    Inventors: Bert Hannon, Joachim Van Dingenen, Kurt Cattoor, Jessica Versini
  • Patent number: 11788607
    Abstract: A transmission, such as a transmission for a vehicle, a driveline including the transmission, and a method of performing a gear shift using the transmission. The transmission comprises a first transmission shaft, a first gear disposed on the first transmission shaft, a first wet clutch, and a first synchronizer. The first wet clutch and the first synchronizer are configured to selectively drivingly engage the first gear with the first transmission shaft and are connectable in series between the first gear and the first transmission shaft, such that the first gear is drivingly engaged with the first transmission shaft only when both the first wet clutch and the first synchronizer are engaged, and such that the first gear is drivingly disengaged from the first transmission shaft when either one or both of the first wet clutch and the first synchronizer is/are disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Dana Belgium N.V.
    Inventors: Joachim Van Dingenen, Bert Hannon, Kurt Cattoor, Tommy Van Acker
  • Patent number: 11788620
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a transmission. In one example, the transmission may include a brake system arranged in-line with a second brake along a longitudinal axis of the transmission. Each brake may have a plurality of separator plates which may be secured to a housing of the transmission by at least one pin. The brake system may further include an end plate positioned between the first brake and the second brake, the end plate secured to the housing by a plurality of dowel pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Dana Belgium N.V.
    Inventors: Kurt Cattoor, Filip D. Schacht, Jessica Versini, Joachim Van Dingenen, Hein Nevejant
  • Publication number: 20230322063
    Abstract: A dual-motor transmission therefor, comprising a first and a second electric traction motor, a first gear arrangement, a second gear arrangement, and a summation box. The first gear arrangement includes a shaft and at least a first gear and a second gear, wherein each of the first and the second gears can be selectively engaged and disengaged with the shaft via a clutch, and the first gear arrangement supplies a first torque from the first motor to the summation box. The second gear arrangement includes a shaft and at least a first gear, wherein the first gear can be engaged and disengaged with the shaft via a clutch, and the second gear arrangement supplies a second torque from the second motor to the summation box, and the summation box is configured to combine the first and second torques and to output a combined output torque.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Joachim VAN DINGENEN, Bert HANNON, Kurt CATTOOR, Filip SCHACHT
  • Patent number: 11773914
    Abstract: A clutch assembly may have an axially slidable first plate, an axially fixed second plate disposed opposite the first plate, and a clutch pack arranged between the first plate and the second plate. The clutch pack may have a number of axially slidable consecutively arranged friction plates and separator plates. The assembly may also have an actuator axially movable between a first position and a second position, where, in the first position, the clutch pack is opened and, in the second position, the clutch pack is closed and the friction plates are frictionally engaged. The assembly may also have a return spring configured to bias the actuator in a direction away from the clutch pack towards the first position. The assembly may also have an engagement spring element configured to exert an elastic force on the clutch pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Dana Belgium N.V.
    Inventors: Joachim Van Dingenen, Tommy Van Acker, Marc Van Tomme, Filip Schacht, Kurt D M Cattoor
  • Publication number: 20230304576
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a transmission. In one example, the transmission may include a brake system arranged in-line with a second brake along a longitudinal axis of the transmission. Each brake may have a plurality of separator plates which may be secured to a housing of the transmission by at least one pin. The brake system may further include an end plate positioned between the first brake and the second brake, the end plate secured to the housing by a plurality of dowel pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kurt CATTOOR, Filip D. SCHACHT, Jessica VERSINI, Joachim VAN DINGENEN, Hein NEVEJANT
  • Publication number: 20230258253
    Abstract: The present document relates to a support assembly for a torque converter reaction member, comprising a support member comprising an indentation and a shoulder portion, a retention member partially received in the indentation of the support member, at least one one-way clutch disposed on the support member and defining a rotation axis, and a sleeve member supported on the at least one one-way clutch. At least one of the at least one one-way clutch and the sleeve member is disposed at least partially axially in between the retention member and the shoulder portion of the support member and is axially supported on the retention member and on the shoulder portion of the support member. The present document further relates to a torque converter assembly including said support assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Kurt CATTOOR, Joachim VAN DINGENEN, Filip SCHACHT
  • Publication number: 20230250873
    Abstract: A torque convertor and direct drive unit arrangement and operating methods are provided herein. In one example, a prime mover may be configured to be coupled to a transmission via one of a torque convertor and a direct drive unit, the direct drive unit including a higher range clutch and a lower range clutch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Kurt CATTOOR, Filip D. SCHACHT, Joachim VAN DINGENEN, Tommy VAN ACKER
  • Publication number: 20230243391
    Abstract: An electric driveline system is provided. The electric driveline system includes a first electric machine and a second electric machine mechanically coupled to a transmission and a power take-off (PTO) assembly coupled to the first electric machine. The PTO assembly includes a first clutch coupled to a PTO gearset and designed to selectively disconnect a PTO from the first electric machine and the PTO gearset is mechanically coupled to the first electric machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Jessica VERSINI, Joachim VAN DINGENEN, Bert HANNON
  • Patent number: 11655863
    Abstract: An electric driveline system is provided. The electric driveline system includes a first electric machine and a second electric machine mechanically coupled to a transmission and a power take-off (PTO) assembly coupled to the first electric machine. The PTO assembly includes a first clutch coupled to a PTO gearset and designed to selectively disconnect a PTO from the first electric machine and the PTO gearset is mechanically coupled to the first electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Dana Belgium N.V.
    Inventors: Jessica Versini, Joachim Van Dingenen, Bert Hannon
  • Publication number: 20230151856
    Abstract: An electric driveline system is provided. The electric driveline system includes a first electric machine and a second electric machine mechanically coupled to a transmission and a power take-off (PTO) assembly coupled to the first electric machine. The PTO assembly includes a first clutch coupled to a PTO gearset and designed to selectively disconnect a PTO from the first electric machine and the PTO gearset is mechanically coupled to the first electric machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Jessica VERSINI, Joachim VAN DINGENEN, Bert HANNON
  • Patent number: 11649893
    Abstract: A torque convertor and direct drive unit arrangement and operating methods are provided herein. In one example, a prime mover may be configured to be coupled to a transmission via one of a torque convertor and a direct drive unit, the direct drive unit including a higher range clutch and a lower range clutch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Dana Belgium N.V.
    Inventors: Kurt Cattoor, Filip D. Schacht, Joachim Van Dingenen, Tommy Van Acker