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James K Mainquist, Larry T Nitz: Control valving for a torque converter and clutch assembly. Saturn Corporation, Donald F Scherer, November 17, 1992: US05163540 (19 worldwide citation)

A control valve arrangement for a torque converter and clutch assembly is operable to control the torque converter outlet pressure at one pressure level during clutch engagement and at another pressure level during clutch disengagement.


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James K Mainquist, Robert B Deady, Robert C Downs: Transmission control with a clutch priority valve. Saturn Corporation, Donald F Scherer, July 12, 1988: US04756213 (17 worldwide citation)

A hydraulic transmission control uses a plurality of solenoid valves to control the engagement of friction devices during the shifting of a transmission between gear ratios. A clutch priority valve is provided to prevent the continuous simultaneous engagement of friction devices which will establish ...


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James K Mainquist, Robert C Downs, Larry T Nitz, Kyle K Kinsey: Lubrication control with increased lubrication during shift and during cruise for a multi-plate friction device for an automatic transmission. Saturn Corporation, Donald F Scherer, September 20, 1994: US05347886 (11 worldwide citation)

A lubrication system for multi-plate clutch assemblies is controlled to provide increased lube flow. During steady state operation, lube flow is increased periodically for a short time interval. At other times during steady state operation, the lube flow is maintained at a level requiring minimum fl ...


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Robert C Downs, James K Mainquist, Larry T Nitz, William L Aldrich III: Multiplexed hydraulic clutch control. Saturn Corporation, Vincent A Cichosz, December 31, 1996: US05588327 (10 worldwide citation)

A five-speed parallel-shaft clutch-to-clutch shifting automatic transmission has an hydraulically responsive clutch priority valve effective to exhaust fluid pressure from lower priority clutches upon undesirable simultaneous application two or more clutches. Two clutches associated with numerically ...


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Rimas S Milunas, James K Mainquist, Larry T Nitz: Internal combustion engine control. Saturn Corporation, Michael J Bridges, June 4, 1996: US05522365 (8 worldwide citation)

Automotive internal combustion engine air/fuel ratio control accuracy improvement is provided through correction of engine cylinder volumetric efficiency to account for variation in engine intake air temperature away from volumetric efficiency calibration intake air temperature, and to account for h ...


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James K Mainquist, Robert C Downs, Larry T Nitz: Servo shift control for a forward/reverse mechanism. Saturn Corporation, Donald F Scherer, September 10, 1991: US05046592 (5 worldwide citation)

A mechanical clutch is provided to selectively interconnect a forward or reverse gear member to a transmission shaft. The clutch is operated by a servo piston and fork structure. The servo piston is slidably disposed in a housing and urged in the forward select position by a spring. The housing and ...


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Bradley J Backes, Jim Chang, John Isbell, James K Mainquist, Christopher M Shaw: Capacity altering device, holder, and methods of sample processing. IRM, Timothy L Smith, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, February 12, 2008: US07329393 (3 worldwide citation)

This invention provides capacity altering devices that facilitate the processing of samples whose volume exceeds the capacity of external sample processing regions (e.g., sample tubes or wells). The invention also provides holders that can be used with such devices, e.g., to allow centrifugation of ...


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James K Mainquist, Robert C Downs, Mark R Weselak, Andrew J Meyer: Automated precision object holder and method of using same. Genomics Institute, Of The Novartis Research Foundation, March 28, 2002: US20020037237-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an object holder for precisely positioning an object such as a microtiter plate on a support fixture. The object holders can also include a retaining device on a support fixture for receiving an object. In use, the object is generally positioned on the fixture relative to ali ...


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Bradley J Backes, Jim Chang, John Isbell, James K Mainquist, Christopher M Shaw: Capacity altering device, holder, and methods of sample processing. Irm, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group PC, July 1, 2004: US20040126283-A1

This invention provides capacity altering devices that facilitate the processing of samples whose volume exceeds the capacity of external sample processing regions (e.g., sample tubes or wells). The invention also provides holders that can be used with such devices, e.g., to allow centrifugation of ...


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Andrew Meyer, Robert C Downs, Mark Weselak, Helin Dong, James K Mainquist: Closed cell washer. Irm, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group PC, April 3, 2003: US20030062067-A1

This invention provides an apparatus and method for washing a biological chip cartridge. A washing station comprises a cartridge holder that includes at least two cartridge mounting tubes that are structured to retain the biological chip cartridge on the washing station without doors. At least one f ...