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System and method for filling a plurality of isolated vehicle fluid circuits through a common fluid fill port

United States Patent

October 14, 2014
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A vehicle having multiple isolated fluid circuits configured to be filled through a common fill port includes a first fluid circuit disposed within the vehicle, the first fluid circuit having a first fill port, a second fluid circuit disposed within the vehicle, and a conduit defining a fluid passageway between the first fluid circuit and second fluid circuit, the conduit including a valve. The valve is configured such that the first and second fluid circuits are fluidly coupled via the passageway when the valve is open, and are fluidly isolated when the valve is closed.
Sullivan; Scott C. (Clinton Township, MI), Fansler; Douglas (St. Clair, MI)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
13/ 005,759
January 13, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with U.S. Government support under an Agreement/Project number: VSS018, DE-FC26-08NT04386, A000, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.