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13Toyota involoved in hybrid patent infringement case with Efficient Drivetrains

Japanese automaker Toyota is involved in a hybrid patent infringement case with Palo Alto, CA-based Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI). Similar to the PAICE case, Toyota is being accused of using technologies that have been patented by another corporation. This time 'round, it's Efficient Drivetrains against Toyota.

36Toyota loses latest bid to dismiss hybrid patent infringement case against Paice

Toyota has, once again, failed to shake the long-looming hybrid patent infringement case brought forth by Paice LLC. In this latest development, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge dismissed Toyota's bid to end the lawsuit, continuing a trend. Toyota has long argued that the suit filed by Paice is invalid and should be dismissed, but the courts have routinely ruled otherwise. An earlier court ruling forced Toyota to pay royalties for several of its vehicles which encroach upon hybrid pat

30Mazda gets patent for offset wheel-mounted electric motor

Mazda was granted a new U.S. patent this week for the design of an offset wheel-mounted motor for electric and hybrid vehicles. In previous wheel/hub motor configurations, the motor has typically been mounted concentric with the wheel. The essence of the patent is that the motor is offset from the wheel axis, with a gearset installed to provide drive torque to the hub.

26Mazda gets patent for offset wheel mounted electric motor

Mazda was granted a new U.S. patent this week for a design of an offset wheel-mounted motor for electric and hybrid vehicles. In previous wheel/hub motor configurations, the motor has typically been mounted concentric with the wheel. The essence of the patent is that the motor is offset from the wheel axis with a gear-set installed to provide drive torque to the hub.

9REPORT: Toyota Prius imports under threat from U.S. patent trade case?

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

35Toyota Prius importation under threat due to U.S. patent trade case?

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64EDITORIAL: Attention Wall Street Journal - Ford does not use Toyota's hybrid system!

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery

25EDITORIAL: Attention Wall Street Journal - Ford does not use Toyota's hybrid system!

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery

6First hybrid patent awarded 100 years ago this month

The first known hybrid was developed by the original Ferdinand Porsche back around the beginning of the twentieth century. The first U.S. hybrid patent, though, was granted to German-born inventor Henri Pieper around the same time, on March 2, 1909. The patent was awarded for something Pieper called "Mixed Drive for Autovehicles," and in his application, submitted in 1905, he wrote that:

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