US Patent No. 10,363,833

INDUCTIVE CHARGING ACTIVE SUSPENSION


Patent No. 10,363,833
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Inductive Charging Active Suspension
Inventorship Aed M. Dudar, Canton, MI (US)
Assignee FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,363,833

1. A vehicle computer comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing processor-executable instructions,
wherein the processor is programmed to
determine a target charging height based on charging information received from a remote server, including a predicted quality of charge based on prior charges at a charging station,
adjust a height of an inductive pick-up in a host vehicle in accordance with the target charging height prior to an inductive charging process,
determine an actual charging height used during the inductive charging process, wherein the actual charging height is based on the height of the inductive pick-up when receiving a highest efficiency charge from a charging station; and
store the actual charging height in the memory and relate the actual charging height in the memory to a unique identifier of the charging station stored in the memory.