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List of 18, C8 ME Potential Patents

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  • List of 18, C8 ME Potential Patents

    This C8 thread is our “compendium/collector” thread to list all new potential mid engine Corvette patents. Some of the following files ones will year later turn out to be “purely defensive patents,” others actually found on a version(s) of the ME, and others will most likely not appear due to GM either rejecting them for cost, manufacturing or other issues, or they figured out better ways to accomplish the intended purpose.

    Wonder how many of these potential patents will be found in a high performance version of the C8 later?


    But first, a special thank you to our member who has found many of these, but who wishes to not be identified, and another special thanks to CorvetteBlogger who also first identified many other of these patents for us.

    1). Active Aero Components: Two patents, first in March, 2017, second one this past August.

    a) https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...re-active-aero

    b) https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...nerating-ducts

    2) Convertible Air Buffeting Deflector (which would also reduce drag, increase fuel economy):

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.com/forum/main-forum/6570-me-‘vert-air-deflector-patent

    3) Twin Stage Turbo Motor:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-turbo-patent

    4) Actuated DCT With Clutch Pedal? https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ft-alternative

    5) Hybrid Powered Corvette: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...hnology-patent

    6) Adaptive Instrument Panel:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...strument-panel

    7) C8 Body Design Patent:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...esign-heritage

    8) Front Bumper Cover:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-bumper-patent

    9) GT Emblem:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...mblem-patented

    10) Hatch Venting System:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-system-patent

    11) Power Swinging Door:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-power-door

    12) Motor Oil/Air Separator:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...8-motor-patent

    13) Active Side Body Panel Aero Patent:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...y-panel-system

    14) Active Hybrid Spoiler Patent:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...d-spoiler-aero

    15) Adjustable Splitter System:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-granted-to-gm

    16) Under Body Aero Strakes:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...r-body-strakes

    17) Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT):

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...gamajajaran”

    18) Vehicle Ride-Height Dependent Control Of Air Deflector:

    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-granted-to-gm

    Thank you.
    Last edited by John; 06-11-2019, 11:54 PM.
    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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    Often in a patent drawing, especially when one is using an earlier generation to show something, nothing In a drawing is precise (far from it) other than using an item for an illustrative purpose to get a patent on specific components, e.g., how they conceptually could work with other shown or noted items.. Precision of a drawing is the last thing of importance, as he text is often way more critical.

    Reason: One does not want to give anything away to one’s competitors in a patent application. Here for example is the drawing for the ME’s “body design” patent as linked above.

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    Last edited by John; 06-11-2019, 11:55 PM.
    Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by John View Post
      Reason: One does not want to give anything away to one’s competitors in a patent application. Here for example is the drawing for the ME’s “body design” patent as linked above.

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      Now that would certainly be "not boring!"
      Last edited by John; 06-11-2019, 11:56 PM. Reason: Re-inserted missing body control patent sketch.
      SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

      Purchased 5/2/2015,
      >33,000+ miles

      Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

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      • #4
        I can’t wait for the 2020 Corvette to come out I’m gonna buy one ASAP I’m on the list to buy one

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        • #5
          Sean, we can tell you sure are excited. How wonderful for you to be on a pre-order list already! You are in a large group of Corvette mid engine lovers here.

          Thank you for joining us and for your first post.

          Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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          • #6
            I like Conti's comment about deposits.."don't send me any money" because then he will never get any relief from folks calling about the car. I would too. In my area who knows when a dealer will get one except HENDRICK 150 miles away and I saw in 2015 a $140,000 Z06 and felt bad when I left the dealership.

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            • #7
              There are excellent MECF forum dealerships who will have outstanding allocation and who never have charged a penny of MSRP.

              No time to feel gloom, instead time to methodically arrange for getting your ME at sticker.
              Excited owners of a 2015 Z06. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20 year members of NCM. Our 2020 ME C8 Corvette is next.

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              • #8
                It is good to have these patents all in one thread for long term reference.
                Last edited by Shadow; 11-09-2018, 05:46 PM. Reason: typo fix
                Looking forward to our ME arriving.

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                • #9
                  This Patent Page is awesome John. All in one location. Excellent!

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                  • #10
                    While waiting for ME news, I found this thread. I have been wandering to its related ones about different mid engine patents. Very interesting information. I wonder how many actually arrive the 2020 regular version, and how many more will be added to the ZORA version

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