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  1. Coulomb Gets Patent for LAN-Connected EV Charger

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    http://evtechpatents.com/?p=119 Looks like Coulomb is quickly racking up the issued patents. This one gives them protection for EVSEs that have local area network interfaces, such as WiFi. The EVSEs communicate with a local gateway device which ultimately connects to Coulomb's servers. The...
  2. GM Seeks Patents To Harvest Vehicle Engine Heat

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    GM is hoping to increase the efficiency of their combustion engine cars by recapturing some of the emitted heat. The post below shows how they are thinking of doing this. Short answer: shape memory materials that change shape at different temperatures...
  3. GM Seeking Patent on Location-Based Car Noise

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    http://www.techperse.com/2011/05/gm-seeking-patent-on-location-based-car.html Not really a surprise, but it looks like GM is seeking a patent on a vehicle generating noise based on its location. Nice idea, but I would much prefer no noise...ever.
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