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  • Patent number: 7267086
    Abstract: A vehicle thermal management system includes a temperature control fluid for controlling the temperature of at least a portion of a vehicle system. A pump is configured to pump the temperature control fluid through a heat exchanger to facilitate the transfer of heat between the temperature control fluid and ambient air. A fan is operable to move the ambient air across the heat exchanger to facilitate increased heat transfer. A control system is used to control operation of the pump and the fan. The control system is provided with operation data that includes optimized operating speeds for the pump and the fan to minimize power consumption, while maximizing heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: EMP Advanced Development, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Allen, Mark S. Bader, Michael W. Martin, Robert D. Chalgren, Michael P. Lasecki, Thomas J. Hollis