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Robert Michael Bartley: Electrical connector with combination seal and contact member. General Motors Corporation, Cary W Brooks, October 20, 1998: US05823802 (137 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector is plugged onto an electrical device that has a hollow sleeve and an annular bonnet that has an outer electrical contact ring. The electrical connector includes an annular insulator, a lower elastomeric seal ring, a combination seal and contact member, a shielded conductor to ...


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Robert M Bartley, Michael S Zwolinski, Mark E Burns: Switch having combined light pipe and printed circuit board. General Motors Corporation, William A Schuetz, Cary W Brooks, May 28, 1996: US05521342 (103 worldwide citation)

An illuminated elastomeric keypad switch assembly has an optical conductor on which a printed circuit is printed via electrically conductive ink and a keypad provided with translucent areas for passage of light. The optical conductor has recesses located adjacent the key caps whose width and depth p ...


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Douglas R Sparks, Ronald E Brown, Robert L Healton, John C Christenson: Method of micromachining an integrated sensor on the surface of a silicon wafer. Delco Electronics Corporation, Cary W Brooks, Jimmy L Funke, June 27, 1995: US05427975 (87 worldwide citation)

A method for micromachining the surface of a silicon substrate which encompasses a minimal number of processing steps. The method involves a preferential etching process in which a chlorine plasma etch is capable of laterally etching an N+ buried layer beneath the surface of the bulk substrate. Such ...


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Matthew Howard Fronk, Rodney Lynn Borup, Jay S Hulett, Brian K Brady, Kevin M Cunningham: Corrosion resistant PEM fuel cell. General Motors Corporation, Lawrence B Plant, Cary W Brooks, April 16, 2002: US06372376 (86 worldwide citation)

A PEM fuel cell having electrical contact elements comprising a corrosion-susceptible substrate metal coated with an electrically conductive, corrosion-resistant polymer containing a plurality of electrically conductive, corrosion-resistant filler particles. The substrate may have an oxidizable meta ...


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Chris M Schreiber, Bao Le: Integral copper column with solder bump flip chip. Packard Hughes Interconnect Company, Cary W Brooks, August 4, 1998: US05790377 (82 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes an integral copper column with a solder bump flip chip. An integrated circuit chip is provided having an electrical circuit and including at least two contact pads. A thin layer of barrier metallization is provided over the contact pads. A support substrate is provided ...


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Michael James Boehm, Peter John Straub, Richard Darrell Kirkwood: Thermal probe assembly with mold-over crimp sensor packaging. General Motors Corporation, Cary W Brooks, May 12, 1998: US05749656 (78 worldwide citation)

The present invention generally includes a thermal sensor assembly for a vehicle application including an insert molded part having a thermistor/wire sub-assembly and terminal that are assembled with a "F" crimp and resistance welded that are insert molded to a pre-mold or connector that has a shut- ...


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Kevin Leo Davies: Low density-high density insert reinforced structural joints. General Motors Corporation, Cary W Brooks, September 15, 1998: US05806919 (69 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes the use of a low density composite or foam core to support a high density rigid composite or foam layer or shell within a structural joint. The high density rigid layer or shell is located in areas immediately adjacent the joint welds while a substantial portion of the ...


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Joseph V Mantese, Adolph L Micheli, Dennis F Dungan: Ferroelectric-ferromagnetic composite materials. General Motors Corporation, Cary W Brooks, April 30, 1996: US05512196 (64 worldwide citation)

A material which possesses both capacitive and inductive properties for suppressing electromagnetic interference is provided, wherein the material is a composite of a ferroelectric material and a ferromagnetic material. The ferroelectric-ferromagnetic composite material is formulated and processed s ...


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Mary O Litteral: System for performing work on workpieces. Delco Electronics Corporation, Cary W Brooks, December 21, 1993: US05271953 (61 worldwide citation)

Work is performed on workpieces, e.g., coating circuit boards, of different types in random order in assembly line fashion on a rotary table of an apparatus under programmed control. The table is rotated stepwise to move successive sections thereof from a load-unload station at which the respective ...


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Rodney L Borup, William H Pettit: Method for operating a combination partial oxidation and steam reforming fuel processor. General Motors Corporation, Karl F Barr Jr, Cary W Brooks, Linda M Deschere, February 18, 2003: US06521204 (59 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, the present invention provides a method for operating a fuel cell system. The system comprises a reactor having one or more catalytic beds and is fed a hydrocarbon fuel along with air and steam. Where more than one catalytic bed is present, such catalytic beds are preferably arranged ...