Sunday, November 26, 2006

Toyota Prius engineer dies in crash of experimental plane

AP reported that Toyota engineer David Hermance, 59, died while piloting an experimental plane when it went down around Saturday afternoon about 50 yards off of Los Angeles' San Pedro area.

Toyota spokesman Mike Michels said: "He was widely recognized as the most authoritative individual on hybrid power vehicles in the U.S."

A search of the USPTO patent database for IN/Hermance gave no hits.

Toyota's Prius is involved in some patent lawsuits. Look

here and

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