Patent Number: 8,585,523

Title: Power transmitting mechanism for hybrid vehicle

Abstract: A proposition is to provide a power transmitting mechanism for a hybrid vehicle having improved energy utilization efficiency. A power transmitting mechanism for the hybrid vehicle using powers of the engine and the motor/generator in a combined manner, the mechanism includes an engine drive shaft coupled to an engine output shaft via a main clutch; a motor output shaft of a motor/generator rotatably supported separately from the engine drive shaft; a drive shaft brake releasing/fixing the engine drive shaft; a motor-brake releasing/fixing the motor output shaft; and a planetary gear mechanism.

Inventors: Yamada; Yoshiaki (Ageo, JP)

Assignee: UD Trucks Corporation

International Classification: F16H 3/72 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018