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In reference to the patent: US9102221

It reads like this is just a bunch of off the rack parts and a little fabrication of brackets

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What is patented is defined by the claims. In this case there is only one claim (below). One thing to remember about claims. Long complicated claims where there are a lot of specifics are usually narrow and thus easily circumvented. Short claims are generally broader. In this case, there is a very long claim with many specifics. I'm not sure why the examiner found this patent sufficiently novel, but I would say as an engineer, it should be trivial to engineer around this patent.

  1. An internal combustion engine to electric motor conversion kit system for supporting vehicle components in operative proximity to an electric direct/alternating current motor and for powering such supported vehicle components from the electric direct/alternating current motor, the supporting and powering being done in a safe, ecological, convenient and economical manner, the system comprising, in combination:

    a vehicle having a plurality of wheels and an operator controlled region,

    the electric direct/alternating current motor being within the vehicle, the electric direct/alternating current motor having a forward end and a rearward end and a cylindrical side wall, the electric direct/alternating current motor having a central shaft, the central shaft having a rearward section within the electric direct/alternating current motor and a forward section extending forward of the electric direct/alternating current motor, the central shaft being rotatable about a horizontal axis;

    a support assembly for retaining the electric direct/alternating current motor in an operative position, the support assembly including a central motor support and side motor supports, the motor mounts, the motor mounts coupling the central and side motor supports to the vehicle, the support assembly also including two vertically extending lateral brackets coupling the side wall of the electric direct/alternating current motor to the central motor support;

    a primary bracket formed with a vertically oriented first section removably coupled to the forward end of the electric direct/alternating current motor, the primary bracket formed with a vertically oriented second section rearwardly of and above the first section, the primary bracket formed with a third section perpendicular to and joining the first and second sections, an aperture in the first section in a key-hole shape for the passage of wires and the central shaft; vehicle components including at least one alternator and at least one air conditioning compressor and at least one power steering pump, the vehicle components being rotatably coupled to the second section of the primary bracket;

    a motion imparting assembly for driving the vehicle components, the motion imparting assembly including at least one drive pulley secured to and rotatable with the central shaft, the motion imparting assembly also including at least one driven pulley on the at least one alternator, at least one driven pulley on the at least one air conditioning compressor, and at least one driven pulley on the at least one power steering pump, the motion imparting assembly also including at least one idler pulley and at least one tensioning pulley, the motion imparting assembly also including at least one belt movable in a vertical plane and operatively coupling the at least one drive pulley and the at least one driven pulleys and the at least one idler and tensioning pulleys;

    a supplemental bracket secured to the second section of the primary bracket at an elevation above the third section, cable lines mounted on the supplemental bracket to increase and decrease the speed of the electric direct/alternating current motor and the vehicle; a radiator and a cooling fan, the radiator and cooling fan being positioned forward of the electric direct/alternating current motor to facilitate cooling of the electric direct/alternating current motor and the vehicle components;

    and a battery pack and controller in the vehicle for powering and controlling the electric direct/alternating current motor.

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