Patents by Inventor Del C. Schroeder

Del C. Schroeder has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7658249
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine coupled to a combined starter/motor/generator which is, in turn, coupled to a transmission of the vehicle. The starter/motor/generator is coupled to a high voltage battery pack via an inverter and to a deployable power output panel for serving loads external to the vehicle. Whenever external loads are to be powered, a control unit automatically places the vehicle in PARK, or alternatively activates an electrical parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: Arthur J Buglione, Del C Schroeder, Edmund Tworkowski
  • Patent number: 7654349
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine coupled to a combined starter/motor/generator which is, in turn, coupled to a transmission of the vehicle. The starter/motor/generator is coupled to a high voltage battery pack via an inverter and to a deployable power output panel for serving loads external to the vehicle. Whenever external loads are to be powered, a control unit automatically places the vehicle in PARK, or alternatively activates an electrical parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: Kathi S Lee, Del C Schroeder, Robert G Malcolm, Kenneth Hartwig, Lewis Charles Eanes, Sr., William W Doolittle, III
  • Patent number: 7615171
    Abstract: A composite wheel and a method of manufacture is provided for a vehicle wherein the composite wheel has a first and second section mounted to an annular mount. At least one of the first wheel section and second wheel section is composed of a resin having at least one braided polymeric fiber. The first and second sections are each formed by folding the braided fiber into a preform and then injecting resin into a mold containing the preform. The first and second sections are then bonded to each other and the annular mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventors: Del C Schroeder, Mariana G Forrest, Joseph G Salmonowicz, John G Argeropoulos, Jason E Fulcher, Ida M Baier, Janice M Makarewicz, David G Speth
  • Publication number: 20090148927
    Abstract: A method of mass production of algae is provided, including an algae growth trough having an algae introduction end having a first width and an algae extraction end having a second width wider than the first width. Water is supplied to the trough from a water treatment facility and carbon dioxide is introduced to the water from a combustion source. The algae is allowed to grow within the algae growth trough while light is provided to the trough. The algae is extracted from the extraction end of the trough, and as the algae continues to grow under optimal conditions, the algae is continuously harvested for commercial use. The mass production of algae allows for the consumption of enormous amounts of carbon dioxide which can be generated from a coal electrical generation facility or other industrial facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: SEQUEST, LLC
    Inventors: Del C. Schroeder, Robert W. Truxell, Michael J. Bartus
  • Patent number: 7424925
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine coupled to a combined starter/motor/generator which is, in turn, coupled to a transmission of the vehicle. The starter/motor/generator is coupled to a high voltage battery pack via an inverter and to a deployable power output panel for serving loads external to the vehicle. Whenever external loads are to be powered, a control unit automatically places the vehicle in PARK, or alternatively activates an electrical parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2008
    Assignee: Chrysler LLC
    Inventors: Arthur J Buglione, Del C Schroeder, Edmund Tworkowski
  • Patent number: 7380793
    Abstract: A game is provided that generally includes a structure having a first playing surface. The playing surface includes a plurality of marked spaces. A first group of marked spaces form a perimeter, a second group of marked spaces extend from the first group of marked spaces and form a series of starting regions, and a third group of marked spaces extend from the first group of marked spaces and form a series of home regions. Each of the adjacent starting regions has an equal number of marked spaces from the first group disposed therebetween. Each of the adjacent home regions has an equal number of marked spaces from the first group disposed therebetween. Movable pieces are provided that are configured for movement between the marked spaces. A move-determining structure configured for determining a number of marked spaces that a player may move one of his movable pieces is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Dellightful Games, LLC
    Inventors: Del C. Schroeder, Janet L. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 7231994
    Abstract: A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine coupled to a combined starter/motor/generator which is, in turn, coupled to a transmission of the vehicle. The starter/motor/generator is coupled to a high voltage battery pack via an inverter and to a deployable power output panel for serving loads external to the vehicle. Whenever external loads are to be powered, a control unit automatically places the vehicle in PARK, or alternatively activates an electrical parking brake system to hold the vehicle stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur J Buglione, Thomas S Moore, Gerald Cilibraise, Kathi S Lee, Richard G Reed, Jr., Del C Schroeder, Robert G Malcolm, Edmund Tworkowski, Kenneth Hartwig, Lewis Charles Eanes, Sr., Glenn E Lucas, Robert L Davis, William W Doolittle, III
  • Patent number: 7040714
    Abstract: A composite wheel and a method of manufacture is provided for a vehicle wherein the composite wheel has a first and second section mounted to an annular mount. At least one of the first wheel section and second wheel section is composed of a resin having at least one braided polymeric fiber. The first and second sections are each formed by folding the braided fiber into a preform and then injecting resin into a mold containing the preform. The first and second sections are then bonded to each other and the annular mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Del C Schroeder, Mariana G Forrest, Joseph G Salmonowicz, John G Argeropoulos, Jason E Fulcher, Ida M Baier, Janice M Makarewicz, David G Speth
  • Publication number: 20040255462
    Abstract: A composite wheel and a method of manufacture is provided for a vehicle wherein the composite wheel has a first and second section mounted to an annular mount. At least one of the first wheel section and second wheel section is composed of a resin having at least one braided polymeric fiber. The first and second sections are each formed by folding the braided fiber into a preform and then injecting resin into a mold containing the preform. The first and second sections are then bonded to each other and the annular mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Del C. Schroeder, Mariana G. Forrest, Joseph G. Salmonowicz, John G. Argeropoulos, Jason E. Fulcher, Ida M. Baier, Janice M. Makarewicz, David G. Speth
  • Patent number: 6811169
    Abstract: The present invention includes a flexible, resilient composite spring pivotally connected to the vehicle wheel assembly by standard means such as a ball joint and knuckle. The composite spring is formed having a sinusoidal profile with rectangular cross-section preferably spanning transversely between parallel vehicle wheel assemblies. The composite spring is pivotally connected to the parallel vehicle frames by opposing perpendicular brackets welded to an upper and lower portion of the vehicle frame. A rubber bushing is preferably provided within each bracket and is in contact with opposing sides of the composite spring, allowing the spring to pivot between the vehicle frame. The composite spring is preferably formed with carbon and glass fibers. The sinusoidal composite spring blank is preferably molded with a neutral axis extending along the length of the spring at a midpoint of the sinusoidal profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Del C Schroeder, Lawrence J Oswald, David G Speth, Craig A Patterson, Suresh Nagesh
  • Publication number: 20040091690
    Abstract: A reinforced polymer matrix composite material with an anti-anisotropy reinforcement array is disclosed having three dimensional fiber reinforcement structures. The fiber reinforcement structures are formed of a plurality of bound or bonded fibers, which form multi-dimensional structures capable of maintaining cross structure during molding. The structures are sized to allow their use in various molding processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas S. Moore, Gilbert B. Chapman, Del C. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 6726292
    Abstract: A two piece fiber reinforced composite wheel includes a molded inner rim portion defining an outboard engagement surface and a molded outer rim portion defining an inboard engagement surface. The inner and outer rim portions are conformed so as to interlock together and are adhesively bonded. The inner and outer rim portions engage forming a plurality of spoke sections having substantially box shaped cross sections. The spoke sections are further connected with fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Del C Schroeder, John G Argeropoulos, Jeremy A Panasiewicz, David J Hunter, David G Speth, Suresh Nagesh
  • Publication number: 20040070112
    Abstract: A method and arrangement of bonding a film applique to a molded item produces a bright, textured and/or colored surface on a resin transfer molded item. The film is vacuum formed and placed into a female cavity of a mold. The film bonds to the molded item during the resin injection and solidification steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Del C. Schroeder, Richard D. Pistole, Jeremy A. Panasiewicz, David G. Speth, Kenneth C. Oikarinen
  • Publication number: 20040036348
    Abstract: A composite wheel and a method of manufacture is provided for a vehicle wherein the composite wheel has a first and second section mounted to an annular mount. At least one of the first wheel section and second wheel section is composed of a resin having at least one braided polymeric fiber. The first and second sections are each formed by folding the braided fiber into a preform and then injecting resin into a mold containing the preform. The first and second sections are then bonded to each other and the annular mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Del C. Schroeder, Mariana G. Forrest, Joseph G. Salmonowicz, John G. Argeropoulos, Jason E. Fulcher, Ida M. Baier, Janice M. Makarewicz, David G. Speth
  • Patent number: 6595568
    Abstract: A removable, bag-like protective liner is provided for the interior of a motor vehicle with a rear opening. The liner defines an internal compartment for storage of cargo in the rear of the vehicle while protecting the interior of the vehicle from damage by the cargo. The liner is supported by a plurality of attachments which secure the liner to the interior of the motor vehicle. In addition, a sidewall portion and the forward end portion are configured such that the height of the liner can be selectively adjusted based upon the interior height of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Del C Schroeder, Jeremy A Panasiewicz, Jason E Fulcher, Gerard Olszewski, Patrick J O'Mahony
  • Patent number: 6536827
    Abstract: A flexible pick-up box enclosable liner for use in a motor vehicle having a pick-up box rear compartment. The flexible pick-up box liner includes an enclosable liner arranged to form a base portion, several sidewalls, and an upper portion, which collectively define an internal compartment, as well as an adjustable fastener system for selectively reducing and expanding the volume of the internal compartment. The liner preferably includes several fasteners for attaching the liner to a pick-up box, and a structural support system for retaining the upper portion of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence J Oswald, Del C Schroeder, John Sabol, William W Doolittle, III
  • Publication number: 20020153689
    Abstract: The present invention includes a flexible, resilient composite spring pivotally connected to the vehicle wheel assembly by standard means such as a ball joint and knuckle. The composite spring is formed having a sinusoidal profile with rectangular cross-section preferably spanning transversely between parallel vehicle wheel assemblies. The composite spring is pivotally connected to the parallel vehicle frames by opposing perpendicular brackets welded to an upper and lower portion of the vehicle frame. A rubber bushing is preferably provided within each bracket and is in contact with opposing sides of the composite spring, allowing the spring to pivot between the vehicle frame. The composite spring is preferably formed with carbon and graphite fibers. The sinusoidal composite spring blank is preferably molded with a neutral axis extending along the length of the spring at a midpoint of the sinusoidal profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Del C. Schroeder, Lawrence J. Oswald, David G. Speth, Craig A. Patterson, Suresh Nagesh
  • Patent number: 6457768
    Abstract: A vehicle plastic body panel such as a vehicle hardtop is formed with an integral reinforcing component including a structural fiber material molded into the body panel. The reinforcing component provides internal structural support for the use of horizontal plastic body panels such as a roof or a hood panel without the panel sagging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Del C Schroeder, Jeremy A Panasiewicz, David G Speth, Russell C Fielding
  • Publication number: 20020096902
    Abstract: A flexible pick-up box enclosable liner for use in a motor vehicle having a pick-up box rear compartment. The flexible pick-up box liner includes an enclosable liner arranged to form a base portion, several sidewalls, and an upper portion, which collectively define an internal compartment, as well as an adjustable fastener system for selectively reducing and expanding the volume of the internal compartment. The liner preferably includes several fasteners for attaching the liner to a pick-up box, and a structural support system for retaining the upper portion of the liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Oswald, Del C. Schroeder, John Sabol, William W. Doolittle III
  • Patent number: 6354641
    Abstract: An automobile bumper retention system is provided including a plastic foam energy absorbent bumper which is held firmly in place by a metal bumper beam. The beam is provided with integral ribs or beads that fit into a matching groove in the energy absorbing bumper in order to support the energy absorbing bumper in a snap-fit engagement or a slide-in engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Del C. Schroeder, Gary R. Slusser, David G. Speth