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 new patent  Metal deposition methods for forming bimetallic structures, batteries incorporating bipolar current collectors made therefrom, and applications thereof

In certain aspects, electrolytic deposition and electroless displacement deposition methods are provided to form bimetallic structures that may be used as a bipolar current collector in a battery or a substrate for forming graphene sheets. In other aspects, bipolar current collectors for lithium-ion based electrochemical cells are provided. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Automated co-pilot control for autonomous vehicles

A control system for a vehicle includes at least one controller. The controller is programmed to receive first sensor readings from a first group of sensors and provide a first vehicle pose based on the first sensor readings. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Automated co-pilot control for autonomous vehicles

A control system for an autonomous vehicle includes at least one controller. The controller is programmed to receive first sensor readings from a first group of sensors, provide a first sensor fusion output based on the first sensor readings, the first sensor fusion output including a first detected state of a detected object, receive second sensor readings from a second group of sensors, and provide a second sensor fusion output based on the second sensor readings, the second sensor fusion output including a second detected state of the detected object. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  System and method for compensating multi-axis manufacturing systems

A computer controlled machining system is provided, and includes a multi-axis machining device that is configured to produce a workpiece based on a part print, which outlines nominal dimensions for the workpiece. A dimensional measuring device is configured to take or determine measured dimensions of the workpiece. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Vehicle

A vehicle including a transmission and an electronic transmission range selector system in communication with the transmission to shift the transmission to one of a park operating position and an out-of-park operating position. A clutch is movable between an engaged position grounding a portion of a planetary gear set to a transmission casing to operate the gear set in a first gear and a disengaged position. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Method for adjusting clutch fill command pressure for a transmission using a lubrication compensator model

A method for adjusting clutch fill command pressure for a transmission using a lubrication compensator model includes determining clutch fill line pressure and lubrication compensator model pressures, and adjusting the clutch fill command pressure to achieve the lubrication compensator model pressure based on the torque converter clutch status.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Damper architectures

A torque transfer assembly includes input and output members configured to transfer torque from a prime mover to an automotive transmission. A torque transfer component, such as a torque converter or a dual-mass fly wheel, and a clutch are coupled to the input member. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Determination of engine parameter based on determining a metric over three or more cylinder combustion cycles

A method, system, and engine are configured to determine a parameter based on rotational speeds of a crankshaft, over at least three cylinder combustion cycles. The method, system, and engine determine two or more estimated crankshaft rotational speeds at two or more positions in a leading cylinder combustion cycle, two or more estimated crankshaft rotational speeds at two or more positions in a middle cylinder combustion cycle, and two or more estimated crankshaft rotational speeds at two or more positions in a following cylinder combustion cycle. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Air-to-air charge air cooler (a-cac) for a vehicle

A charge air cooler (cac) includes a first header including a first interior portion, a second header spaced from the first header. The second header includes a second interior portion. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Combustion ignition device for an internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a combustion chamber formed by cooperation of a cylinder bore formed in a cylinder block, a cylinder head and a piston. A combustion ignition device is disposed in the combustion chamber and includes a nozzle defining a pre-chamber, a barrier discharge plasma igniter, including a tip portion disposed in the pre-chamber and a plurality of apertures disposed in the nozzle. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Method for validating signals generated by acoustic sensors

A method for monitoring the reductant quantity in a reservoir method is provided. The reductant is stored within the reservoir for use within an exhaust gas treatment system of a vehicle, and the reservoir comprises an acoustic sensor disposed within the reductant and capable of generating signals relating to the volume of reductant within the reservoir. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Exhaust system for an internal combustion engine and method for controlling the exhaust system

An exhaust system for an internal combustion engine for a vehicle includes a turbine positioned in an exhaust stream from the internal combustion engine, a first diesel oxidation catalyst positioned upstream of the turbine within the exhaust stream, and a bypass for selectively bypassing the exhaust stream around the diesel oxidation catalyst to the turbine.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Selective catalytic reduction filter devices having nox storage capabilities

Selective catalytic reduction filter (scrf) devices and systems incorporating the same are provided. Systems can include an exhaust gas source, an exhaust gas conduit capable of receiving an exhaust gas stream from the exhaust gas source, and an scrf device in fluid communication therewith. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

 new patent  Dual cure structural adhesive

Discloses herein is a structural adhesive that includes a curable resin composition, a photoinitiator and a thermal curing agent. The structural adhesive can be used to join two parts together.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/17/18 / #20180134259

 new patent  System and method for wiping a circular surface

A wiping system is disclosed for use with a circular sensor having a circular lens. The system may have an electric motor having an armature, and a wiping subsystem for wiping the lens in a circular motion. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/17/18 / #20180134258

 new patent  Circular spray nozzle system and method for cleaning a cylindrical surface of a component

A spray nozzle system includes a housing having an upper cap, a neck portion for helping to support the housing adjacent a component, and at least one fluid flow line for supplying a fluid to an interior area of the housing. A plurality of spray nozzles may be included which are housed in the housing and in communication with the at least one fluid line for distributing the fluid over a circumferential surface of the component.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/17/18 / #20180134234

 new patent  Vehicle sensor mounting systems

Systems are provided for mounting a sensor to a vehicle. In one embodiment, a sensor mounting system includes a mounting assembly coupled to a body of the vehicle. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180131099

Structure between radar and fascia

A system and a method of arranging a radar transceiver unit within a system are described. The system includes a radar transceiver including an antenna array to transmit and receive energy within a frequency range, and a fascia to cover the antenna array. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180131016

Metal bead seal tunnel arrangement

A fuel cell includes a first bipolar plate, a second bipolar plate and a gas diffusion layer. The first bipolar plate defines a first metal bead seal and a first plate embossment in fluid communication with the first metal bead seal. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180131015

Low temperature atmospheric pressure atomic layer deposition (ald) of graphene on stainless steel substrates as bpp coating

A flow field plate for a fuel cell includes an electrically conductive substrate at least partially defining a plurality of flow channels. A carbon layer is disposed over the flow field plate. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180130349

Methods and systems for displaying virtual signs based on vehicle to everything communications

Methods and systems are provided for notifying a user. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving information from a vehicle at a road side unit; receiving information from sensors at the road side unit; processing, by a processor of the road side unit, the information from the vehicle and the information from the sensors to determine a virtual sign display strategy; and communicating a virtual sign type to a control module to display a virtual sign to a user based on the virtual sign display strategy.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180129209

Relaxable turn boundaries for autonomous vehicles

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, by a processor, a lane plan; determining, by a processor, from the lane plan an upcoming turn; determining, by a processor, if the upcoming turn is at least one of an unprotected left turn, an inside right turn, and an inside left turn; when at least one of an unprotected left turn, an inside right turn, and an inside left turn is determined, modifying, by a processor, a lane boundary; and controlling the vehicle based on the modified lane boundary.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180129203

Processor-implemented systems and methods for automated driving

Systems and methods are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving vehicle and object environment data. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128917

Object detection in multiple radars

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a radar system of a vehicle. One or more transmitters are configured to transmit radar signals using a plurality of widely spaced antenna arrays. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128916

Object detection in multiple radars

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a radar system of a vehicle. One or more transmitters are configured to transmit radar signals. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128913

Object detection in multiple radars

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a radar system of a vehicle. One or more transmitters are configured to transmit radar signals. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128912

Object detection in multiple radars

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a radar system of a vehicle. One or more transmitters are configured to transmit radar signals. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128658

Error correction in a vector-based position sensing system

A system includes a rotary device, a vector-based position sensor outputting raw sine and cosine signals indicative of an angular position of the rotary device, and a controller. The controller executes a method by receiving the raw sine and cosine signals from the sensor, generating corrected sine and cosine signals by applying an amplitude error input signal to a first integrator block using a first predetermined trigonometric relationship, and executing a control action for the rotary device via output signals using the corrected signals. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128372

Sealing interface for corrosion protection

A sealing interface configured to prevent galvanic corrosion of a container having parts made of dissimilar materials includes a first part, a second part, and a sealant. The first part has a first sealing surface and a first exterior surface substantially perpendicular to the first sealing surface. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128334

Brake pad wear and temperature sensor

A brake pad monitoring sensor includes an erodible, electrically non-conductive body, and an electrical circuit disposed within the body. The electrical circuit includes a first wear indicating portion. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128328

System and method for determining when a selectable one-way clutch has mechanically released

A system for determining when a selectable one-way clutch has mechanically released includes an update timer identifying if each of a converter model engine torque, a transmission input torque, and a torque converter slip are positive for a predetermined period of time. An sowc slip value is calculated using an output signal from each of: at least one transmission internal speed sensor producing an output signal representative of a speed of an internal component of a transmission; and at least one transmission output speed sensor producing an output signal representative of a speed of an output of the transmission. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128200

Systems and methods for controlling fluid injections

A vehicle includes a combustion engine having at least one cylinder to burn a fuel and a fuel injector to selectively supply fuel to the cylinder. The vehicle also includes a controller programmed to issue a series of fuel pulse commands to actuate the fuel injector to supply a corresponding series of fuel pulses that sum to an aggregate target fuel mass. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128198

Method of improving active fuel management reactivation torque responsiveness

A method of improving active fuel management reactivation torque responsiveness. The method includes detecting a driver torque request signal for increased torque output during active fuel management reactivation, modifying a torque request signal ramp rate based on excess air pressure available within an engine manifold during active fuel management, performing torque shaping on the driver torque request signal using the modified torque request signal ramp rate to obtain a shaped driver torque request signal, modifying manifold model torque estimation based on the excess air pressure available within the engine manifold during active fuel management reactivation, and modifying the smoothed driver torque request signal based on the modified manifold model to increase torque output responsiveness proportional to the driver torque request signal when exiting active fuel management.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128150

Exhaust manifold

An exhaust manifold for a vehicle engine may include a plurality of pipes, a pod, a splined collector and a downpipe. Each pipe in the plurality of pipes are operatively configured to be coupled to a corresponding engine chamber at a proximate portion. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128148

Vehicle exhaust system

An exhaust system for a vehicle includes a catalytic converter, an exhaust manifold, an outlet sensor in addition to inlet and outlet pipes. The catalytic converter defines an inlet and an outlet. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128146

Reductant spray and exhaust gas flow guide and deflector

An after-treatment (at) system for an exhaust gas flow from an internal combustion engine includes first and second at devices positioned in the exhaust gas flow. The at system also includes an exhaust passage for carrying the flow of exhaust gas from the first at device to the second at device. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128141

Pressure relief device for tank

A system for pressure relief for a fluid is disclosed. The system includes a storage tank, a pump assembly in an interior of the storage tank, and a pressure relief member located adjacent to the pump assembly, the pressure relief member having a first end and a second end, the first end having a first width and the second end having a second width larger than the first width, the first end located proximate to the pump assembly.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128139

Exhaust after-treatment device conversion efficiency optimization

An after-treatment (at) system for an exhaust gas flow from an internal combustion engine includes an at device and an exhaust passage carrying the exhaust gas flow from the engine to the at device. The system also includes a heat exchanger in fluid communication with the exhaust passage upstream of the at device and configured to remove heat energy from the exhaust gas flow. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180127861

Strengthening layer attached to cylinder bore

An engine block and a method of coating an inner surface of an engine cylinder bore of an engine cylinder are provided. The method includes attaching a strengthening layer or ring onto an upper portion of the inner surface of the cylinder bore. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180127859

Increasing strength of an aluminum alloy

In an example of a method for increasing strength of an aluminum alloy, the aluminum alloy is formed in a molten state. The aluminum alloy includes from about 4 wt % to about 11 wt % silicon, from greater than 0.2 wt % to about 0.5 wt % chromium, from about 0.1 wt % to about 0.5 wt % magnesium, from about 0.01 wt % to about 0.1 wt % titanium, equal to or less than about 0.5 wt % iron, equal to or less than about 0.5 wt % manganese, and a balance of aluminum. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180127024

System and method for determining a hitch angle based on an input from a sensor and a kinematic model of a vehicle and a trailer, and for controlling the vehicle based on the hitch angle

A system according to the present disclosure includes an estimated hitch angle module, a measured hitch angle module, a corrected hitch angle module, and at least one of a driver assist module and an actuator control module. The estimated hitch angle module estimates a hitch angle, which is an angle between a longitudinal axis of a vehicle and a longitudinal axis of a trailer that is attached to the vehicle. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180127017

Seal assembly

A seal assembly includes a body having a wall. The body includes a detent that is attached to the wall at a hinge. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180126994

Systems and methods of automatic braking for manual transmissions

Methods and systems for automatic braking for vehicles having a manual transmission are disclosed. An exemplary method includes providing a vehicle with at least one vehicle sensor, at least one actuator, and a controller in communication with the at least one vehicle sensor and the at least one actuator, determining a vehicle speed and an engine speed, receiving sensor data from the at least one vehicle sensor, calculating if the vehicle speed should be reduced based on the sensor data from the at least one vehicle sensor, generating a first control signal if the vehicle speed should be reduced, calculating if the engine speed is below a predetermined idle speed, generating a second control signal if the engine speed is below the predetermined idle speed, and automatically controlling the at least one actuator based on the first and second control signals.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180126952

Virtual key for vehicle servicing

Technical solutions are described for facilitating access for servicing a vehicle. An example computer-implemented method includes receiving a servicing notification for the vehicle, and generating, in response, a virtual key for servicing the vehicle. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180126929

Push through grommet

Embodiments of a grommet are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the grommet includes a grommet body having a main body portion, a flange, and an installation extension, an outer surface of the flange at least partially defining a recess, the installation extension connected to the main body portion within the recess and extending at least partially out of the recess, the grommet body having a passage passing therethrough.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180126778

Wheel lock device

A locking device for a vehicle wheel is disclosed. In some embodiments, the locking device includes a plate having an outer surface and an inner surface and at least one opening extending through the plate, at least one enclosure extending from the inner surface of the plate, at least one retention tab extending from the inner surface of the plate, the retention tab having a lateral locating portion and a radial locating portion having a slot, and at least one lock cylinder extending through the at least one opening, a lock tab connected to the at least one lock cylinder and movable from an unlocked position to a locked position.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180126483

Method and apparatus for vibration welding

A method and associated device for joining a first workpiece to a second workpiece employing a vibration welder includes placing the first and second workpieces in a lapped arrangement and interposing an adhesive material between contiguous surfaces of the first and second workpieces. A first compressive load is applied to a spot welding locus associated with the lapped arrangement of the first and second workpieces, and then relaxed. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180126452

Aluminum alloy for forming an axisymmetric article

A vehicle wheel, or other axisymmetric shaped article, is formed of an aluminum-based alloy by a combination of a liquid forging step of a pre-form shape of the wheel and a subsequent solid-state flow forming step to complete the specified shape of the wheel. An aluminum-based alloy, containing specified amounts of zinc, silicon, and magnesium is devised for use in the forming process. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/10/18 / #20180126445

Hybrid workpiece joining

A joining device includes a nose, a punch, and a die anvil. The punch is coaxially slidable within the nose. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123188

Battery module with resistance-welded senseline tabs and method of manufacturing the same

A battery module includes a battery cell, a bus bar, and a multilayered cell sense flex circuit having a senseline tab containing a portion of a senseline. The flex circuit determines a battery cell voltage. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123144

Design of tunnel layout for a more uniformed contact pressure distribution at the intersection between metal bead seal and tunnel

A fuel cell flow field plate providing a uniform gas flow pressure includes a first metal plate and a second metal plate. The first metal plate defines a first opening for providing a first reactant gas to a fuel cell with a first metal bead that surrounds the first opening. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123142

Seal contact pressure uniformity by inserting connection at bead corners

A number of variations may include a product that may include a fuel cell stack assembly that may include at least one bipolar plate including at least one first raised bead which may include a first split corner which may include a first connection.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123141

Metal bead with stamped compression limiter

A number of variations may include a product that may include a fuel cell stack assembly that may include at least one bipolar plate that may include at least one raised bead and at least one raised limiter.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123124

Negative electrode including silicon nanoparticles having a carbon coating thereon

An example of a negative electrode includes silicon nanoparticles having a carbon coating thereon. The carbon coating has an oxygen-free structure including pentagon rings. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180122241

Method and apparatus for warning of objects

A method and apparatus for warning of occluded or obstructed objects are provided. The method includes: detecting a presence of at least one object in a predetermined area, the predetermined area being visually obstructed from an operator of a machine; determining whether at least one condition for displaying the detected at least one object is met; and in response to determining that the at least one condition is met, displaying a graphical indicator corresponding to the detected at least one object. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180121568

Method and apparatus for configuring wiring

A method and apparatus for determining settings of wires in an electrical system are provided. The method includes setting a first wire setting of a wire from among a plurality of wires to a pin setting of a pin attached to the wire if the pin has a pin setting; setting the first wire setting to a first connector setting of a first connector attached to the pin if the pin does not have a pin setting and the connector setting includes a default setting; and setting the first wire setting to at least one from among: a second pin setting of a second pin attached to the wire from among the plurality of pins; and a second connector setting of a second connector attached to the second pin if the pin does not have a pin setting and the first connector setting does not have a default setting.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180120863

Methods and systems for reconfiguring a vehicle geometry

A system for reconfiguring a vehicle geometry is disclosed. The system includes a configuration system configured to alter the vehicle geometry, a communication system, and a controller in communication with the configuration system and the communication system, the controller configured to receive a configuration signal from the communication system, determine a configuration control signal, and automatically control the configuration system based on the control signal.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180120429

Object detection in multiple radars

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a radar system of a vehicle. One or more transmitters are configured to transmit radar signals. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180120419

Vehicle radar control

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a radar system of a vehicle. One or more transmitters are configured to transmit radar signals. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180120282

System and method for vehicle gas fuel management

A vehicle gas fuel management system includes an ambient temperature sensor that detects a first ambient temperature at a first time and a second ambient temperature at a second time, a pressure sensor that detects a pressure for a volume of gas at the first time, and a controller. The controller is programmed to determine a first enthalpy and density for the volume of gas based upon the detected first ambient temperature and detected pressure, and estimate a second enthalpy for the volume of gas based upon the second ambient temperature and the first energy state.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180119858

Quick connector detection tool and method

A tool for confirming the connection status of a fluid line to a quick-connect fluid coupling assembly includes a hub portion configured to interface with an outer portion of the fluid line, a finger coupled to the hub portion, a handle portion, a spring portion coupled to the hub portion and to the handle portion, and an indicating means. When the tool is placed in contact with the fluid line, a biasing force is applied to the tool in an axial direction, and a torque is applied to the handle portion to rotate the handle portion by a predetermined amount about the longitudinal axis of the fluid line, the finger cooperates with the retaining clip to produce a reaction torque to activate the indicating means when the fluid line is properly connected to the fluid coupling assembly.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180119752

Torque transferring clutch separation

A torque transferring transmission-drive system includes a first friction surface. A second friction surface is directed toward the first friction surface. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180119751

Passive opening low loss clutch pack

A passive opening transmission clutch system includes a backing plate having multiple tab slots, each of the tab slots having a tapered wall. A first reaction plate has multiple first tapered spline teeth oriented transverse to a plane of the first reaction plate. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180119631

Methods for optimizing exhaust gas system regeneration and cleaning

Methods for optimizing exhaust gas system regeneration and cleaning are provided. The exhaust gas system can include an exhaust gas stream supplied by an exhaust gas source to a particulate filter device through an exhaust gas conduit, and a gas sensor having a sampling end disposed within the exhaust gas conduit upstream from the particulate filter device. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180118199

System and method for preventing contact between a truck cab and a fifth wheel trailer

A system according to the present disclosure includes a trailer distance module, a trailer contact module, a trailer distance module, and at least one of a driver warning module, a brake control module, and a steering control module. The trailer distance module determines a distance from a cab of a truck to a fifth wheel trailer attached to the truck based on an input from a sensor. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180118188

Systems and methods for destination based energy management

A system and method are provided for destination based energy management for a mobile platform. The provided system and method customize energy management based on user driving habits. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180118172

Washer system and method

A washer for a vehicle includes a reservoir, a pump disposed within the reservoir and a motor operatively coupled to the pump to drive the pump responsive to an energizing electric power signal. A first transceiver is arranged to wirelessly provide the energizing electric power signal, a second transceiver is wirelessly coupled to the first transceiver to receive the energizing electric power signal. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180118168

Wiper assembly and method

A wiper system incorporates a wiper motor provided with a wireless interface to provide electric power and control signals to the wiper motor. Thus, a direct electric/signal wire connection to the wiper motor is eliminated. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180118012

Planetary axis transfer gearbox

A motor vehicle planetary axis transfer gearbox system includes a connective housing connecting an engine to a transmission of a motor vehicle with the transmission being positioned forward of the engine. An axis of an engine output shaft is oriented substantially parallel to an axis of a transmission input shaft. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180117716

Methods and systems for reinforced adhesive bonding using solder elements and flux

The present disclosure relates a bonding system formed by a process that provides a first substrate and a second substrate. A flux coating is applied to the first contact surface, and a solder-adhesive mixture comprising an adhesive and a plurality of solder elements in at least a portion of the adhesive is applied to the first contact surface. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

05/03/18 / #20180117694

Methods and systems for reinforced adhesive bonding using solder elements and flux

The present disclosure relates a bonding system formed by a process that provides a first substrate and a second substrate. A flux coating is applied to the first contact surface, and a solder-adhesive mixture comprising an adhesive and a plurality of solder elements in at least a portion of the adhesive is applied to the first contact surface. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180109997

Unified in-vehicle wi-fi service

A system and method of providing a plurality of services through a plurality of vehicle-generated wi-fi channels includes: generating at a first wi-fi module a first wi-fi channel that includes a master list of services provided by the first wi-fi module as well as one or more other wi-fi modules; receiving a request for a service included on the master list at the first wi-fi module from a wireless device communicating; determining that the service is not available through the first wi-fi module; identifying a second wi-fi module that provides the service; and transmitting a message to the wireless device identifying the second wi-fi module that provides the service identified in the request.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180109273

Dynamic frequency correction in delta-sigma based software defined receiver

A method and apparatus for dynamically modifying filter characteristics of a delta-sigma modulator to accommodate for doppler shift. A transceiver in a wireless cellular communication system for adapt to changes in the rf carrier frequency for maintaining signal integrity by applying a pilot tone in calibration to determine a frequency shift response for a bandpass filter. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180109272

Dynamic frequency correction in delta-sigma based software defined receiver

A method and apparatus for dynamically modifying filter characteristics of a delta-sigma modulator to accommodate for doppler shift. A transceiver in a wireless cellular communication system for adapt to changes in the rf carrier frequency for maintaining signal integrity by applying a pilot tone in calibration to determine a frequency shift response for a bandpass filter. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180108952

Three-electrode test cell

An example of a three-electrode test cell includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode having an aperture defined therein, a reference electrode, and a first microporous polymer separator soaked in an electrolyte. The reference electrode is disposed within the aperture of the positive electrode and physically separated from the positive electrode. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180108507

Fuse element and method of fabrication

A method of fabricating a fuse includes providing a fuse element within a casing. The fuse element has a plurality of ligaments configured to direct a current therethrough. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180108254

Dynamic updating of route eligibility for semi-autonomous driving

A system and method for communicating with a plurality of vehicles. The method includes receiving route information from a plurality of telematics units installed into each of the vehicles. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180107473

Determining whether to install a vehicle system update in a vehicle

A software update system for a vehicle is disclosed, as well as a method of determining whether to install a software update at an electronic control unit (ecu) in the vehicle. The method includes the steps of: receiving at the ecu a first signal from a first vehicle system module (vsm) in the vehicle; receiving at the ecu a second signal from a second vsm in the vehicle, wherein the first and second signals each provide an indication that the vehicle is in a stationary state; based on the first and second signals, assessing at the ecu that the vehicle is in the stationary state, wherein the assessment is in accordance with a first predetermined confidence level; and in response to the assessment, authorizing at the ecu an installation of the software update on ecu memory.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180106370

Park control system for a vehicle transmission

A vehicle includes a prime mover in communication with an input shaft of a transmission, an output shaft of the transmission in communication with a final drive and drive wheels, a park actuator system internal to a housing of the transmission and a park control system mounted to an external surface of the housing of the transmission with a pivot shaft extending through the housing that connects to the park actuator system to selectively place the park actuator system in one of a park configuration and an out of park configuration.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180106202

Method of determining air charging system deficient state of health during part load operation

A method to diagnose post air charger compressor icing obstructions without the addition of a post compressor pressure sensor. The method detects when conditions exists for icing to occur and performs at least one icing mitigation strategy when the icing conditions exceed a predetermined icing condition threshold.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180106091

System and method of controlling a vehicle window assembly

A system and method for controlling movement of a window in a vehicle door assembly h includes a window actuator operable to move a window relative to a window opening in the door between a first position and at least one second position. The controller is configured monitor the position of the window relative to the window frame and transmit at least one control signal to the window actuator to move the window relative to the window opening in response to activation of the one or more devices. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180105175

Method of controlling an autonomous vehicle

A method of controlling an autonomously operating vehicle includes determining if the vehicle is currently occupied by a passenger, or if the vehicle is not currently occupied by a passenger. When the vehicle is currently occupied by a passenger, a vehicle controller controls at least one vehicle system to operate using a set of passenger present operating parameters. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180105165

Methods and systems for remote parking assistance

Methods and systems for automatically controlling a vehicle are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes an actuator configured to control one or more vehicle driving characteristics, at least one vehicle sensor configured to measure a vehicle characteristic, a remote assistant in communication with the vehicle, and a controller in communication with the actuator, the at least one vehicle sensor, and the remote assistant, the controller being programmed with an automated driving system control algorithm and configured to determine whether a failsafe condition has occurred based on sensor data from the at least one vehicle sensor, receive a control signal from the remote assistant, and automatically control the actuator based on the control signal.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180105158

Hybrid vehicle propulsion systems and methods

A vehicle propulsion system includes a combustion engine configured to output a propulsion torque to satisfy a propulsion demand, and a traction electric machine to generate a supplemental torque to selectively supplement the propulsion torque. The propulsion system also includes a controller programmed to forecast an acceleration demand based on at least one estimation model. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180105069

System and method for adjustment of an assembly

A seat assembly includes a first member and a second member located proximate to the first member. An adjustment system for adjustably positioning the first and second members of the seat assembly includes at least one positioning mechanism operatively connected to one or more of the first member and the second member and at least one actuator connected to the at least one positioning mechanism. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180105059

Method and system for diagnosing contactor health in a high-voltage electrical system

An electrical system includes a voltage bus, battery pack, power inverter module (pim), electric machine, first contactor, and controller. The pim is connected to the battery pack and has a capacitor, voltage sensor, and semiconductor switches. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180105031

Hybrid manual transmission

A vehicle powertrain includes a manual transmission with an input shaft including a plurality of input gears and at least one main shaft including a plurality of driven gears engaged with the input gears. An engine includes a drive shaft drivingly connected to the input shaft via an engine disconnect clutch and a launch clutch. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180105024

Methods and systems for controlling a sunroof shade

Methods and systems are provided for controlling a sunshade associated with a sunroof system of a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: determining, by a processor, a mode of the sunshade to be at least one of a linked mode and an unlinked mode; and selectively controlling, by a processor, a position of the sunshade based on one of a requested position of the sunshade and a requested position of a sunroof window, wherein the selectively is based on the mode.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180104917

Method of manufacturing a composite article

A method for creating a composite article using fast heat treating thermoset resin materials for 3d printing articles, including articles of complex geometry. The method includes using vacuum impregnation and subsequent heat treating as post printing processes to further strengthen and enhance the functionality of the article.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/19/18 / #20180104866

Targeted heating pad

A heating apparatus is provided, and includes a blank and a heating pad in contact with one side of the blank. The heating pad has, or is formed from, a first base matrix. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180103423

Coordination of cellular data through a selected cellular device

A system and method for coordinating wireless cellular communications for a plurality of cellular devices at a wireless coordination device. The method comprises establishing a data connection between the wireless coordination device and the plurality of cellular devices, wherein the cellular devices are configured to connect to at least one cellular network via wireless cellular communications; determining whether each cellular device is currently connected to a cellular network; determining at least one performance metric for each of the plurality of cellular devices that are currently connected to a cellular network; evaluating the performance metric(s) for each of the plurality of cellular devices; selecting one of the plurality of cellular devices based at least in part on one or more the evaluations; and configuring each of the plurality of cellular devices to carry out wireless cellular communications through the selected cellular device.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180103413

Dynamic assignment of regional network settings

A system and method of dynamically selecting regional network settings at a wireless device includes: determining a geographic location or a wireless carrier system identifier at the wireless device; accessing, at the wireless device, a database of regional network settings associated with geographic locations or wireless carrier system identifiers; selecting one or more regional network settings at the wireless device based on the determined geographic location or wireless carrier system identifier via a search of the database of regional network settings; and wirelessly transmitting the selected regional network setting(s) to a cell tower of a wireless carrier system.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180102793

Location aware software defined radio optimization architecture

A method and apparatus for dynamically modifying filter characteristics of a delta-sigma modulator. The system is used for wide bandwidth radio system designed to adapt to various global radio standards and, more particularly, to a cellular radio architecture that employs a combination of a single circulator, programmable band-pass sampling radio frequency (rf) front-end and optimized digital baseband that is capable of supporting all current cellular wireless access protocol frequency bands.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180101720

Systems and methods for free space inference to break apart clustered objects in vehicle perception systems

Systems and method are provided for identifying free space between objects. The method includes retrieving, by a processor, a voxel grid around the vehicle wherein the voxel grid has a plurality of columns. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180100581

Park control system for a vehicle transmission

A transmission for a vehicle includes an electro-mechanical park actuator mechanism that provides motive force to an actuator rod of a park actuator, a default to park mechanism that is internal to the transmission housing, and an electromechanical park inhibit mechanism that is internal to the transmission housing.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180100580

Clutch control in a continuously variable transmission

A continuously variable transmission, a transmission control system, and a method is provided. The control system is configured to determine whether a predetermined condition is met for applying a clutch critical pressure to an applied clutch. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180100414

Multi-step sliding cam actuators for internal combustion engine assembly

Disclosed are sliding cam actuators, methods for making and using such actuators, and motor vehicles with internal combustion engines employing sliding cam actuators. A sliding cam actuator is disclosed with two actuator pins projecting from an actuator housing. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180099660

System and method for control of a towed trailer

A vehicle includes a steering input device having a nominal setting, a sensor configured to detect a presence of a trailer towed by the vehicle, and a controller in electronic communication with the steering input device and the sensor. The controller is configured to communicate with a towed trailer. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180099347

Apparatus for improving weld uniformity

An apparatus for improving weld uniformity, controlling weld spatter and reducing weld joint bending stresses. The apparatus includes a first component having a welding contact point and a second component having a weld zone for engaging with the welding contact point of the first component. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/12/18 / #20180099322

Live pilot sensing apparatus

A live pilot sensing apparatus is presented herein. The apparatus includes a pneumatic cylinder, sensing plate, and at least one stabilizing plate. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097242

Design of tunnel cross section for more uniformed contact pressure distribution on metal bead seal at the intersection between bead and tunnel

A fuel cell flow field plate providing a uniform gas flow pressure includes a first metal plate and a second metal plate. The first metal plate defines a first opening for providing a first reactant gas to a fuel cell with a first metal bead that surrounds the first opening. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097238

Facile control of pore structure in carbon-supported pgm-based catalysts

A method for forming a carbon supported catalyst includes a step of providing a first carbon supported catalyst having a platinum-group metal supported on a first carbon support. Characteristically, the first carbon support has a first average micropore diameter and a first average carbon surface area. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096629

Virtual driving school

Methods and systems for providing instruction for new drivers of a vehicle are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, a system includes one or more sensors and a processor. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096493

Detection and recalibration for a camera system using lidar data

Systems and method are provided for calibrating a camera system of an autonomous vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: identifying, by the processor, a planar object from sensor data generated by a sensor of the autonomous vehicle while the autonomous vehicle is operating; identifying, by the processor, a pattern of the planar object; selecting, by the processor, planar points from the pattern of the planar object; and calibrating, by the processor, the camera system, while the autonomous vehicle is operating, based on the planar points.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095608

Method and apparatus for controlling a vehicle

A method and apparatus for controlling speed are provided. The method includes: receiving a first input to display a cruise control menu on a display; in response to receiving the first input, displaying the cruise control menu including a plurality of cruise control submenu items comprising at least two from among a speed increase menu item, a speed decrease menu item, a speed set menu item, a cruise control pause menu item, and a cruise control cancel menu item; receiving a second input, from a unitary input, to initiate a function corresponding to one of the displayed plurality of cruise control submenu items; and in response to receiving the second input, performing the function corresponding to the one of the displayed plurality of cruise control submenu items. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095475

Systems and methods for visual position estimation in autonomous vehicles

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a visual position estimation method includes providing a ground model of an environment, and receiving, at a vehicle, sensor data relating to the environment, the sensor data including optical image data acquired by an optical camera coupled to the vehicle. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095471

Feasible lane routing

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. The systems and methods calculate lane plan data including a set of lane plans defining a route from a start location to a destination location, solve a motion planning algorithm to produce solved lane plan data defining a solved lane plan and a trajectory therefor, receive forthcoming distance data representing a forthcoming distance, determine a feasible lane based on the solved lane plan data within the forthcoming distance, remove a lane plan from the lane plan data to produce feasible lane plan data including a feasible lane plan defining a route from the start location to the destination location, and control motion of the vehicle based on the feasible lane plan data.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095466

Systems and methods for entering traffic flow in autonomous vehicles

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, an obstacle management method includes receiving, via one or more sensing devices, sensor data relating to an environment associated with a vehicle, wherein the vehicle is substantially stationary and has an intended path corresponding to entering a traffic flow of a first lane. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180095465

Systems and methods for manuevering around obstacles in autonomous vehicles

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, an obstacle management method includes receiving, via sensing devices, sensor data relating to an environment associated with a vehicle, and determining, with the sensor data, the presence of an obstacle that at least partially obstructs an intended path of the vehicle in a first lane adjacent to a second lane and at least partially occludes a view of the second lane by a first sensing device. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094723

System for rationalizing measured gear ratio values in a vehicle propulsion control system

A controller for a vehicle propulsion system that includes a prime mover, a transmission connected to the prime mover to receive input torque on an input shaft and to convert the input torque to an output torque on an output shaft, a transmission input shaft speed sensor, and a transmission output shaft speed sensor. The controller provides a gear ratio value that is based upon a signal indicating an operating condition of the transmission other than a signal from the transmission input shaft speed sensor and the transmission output shaft sensor.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094710

A continuously variable transmission and method for controlling the same

A continuously variable transmission (cvt) (14) includes a drive pulley (18), a driven pulley (20), and an endless rotatable device (22) coupled between the drive and driven pulleys (18, 20). The drive pulley (18) and the driven pulley (20) each include pulley teeth (19t, 21t), and the endless rotatable device (22) includes device teeth (22t). ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094595

System and method for rationalizing torque phase ratio values in a vehicle propulsion control system

A propulsion system controller for a vehicle that includes a prime mover operable for generating an input torque on an input shaft, and a transmission connected to the prime mover that is configured to receive the input torque from the input shaft and produce an output torque on an output shaft. The controller is programmed to generate a torque phase ratio, rationalize the generated torque phase ratio, and submit a torque request to the prime mover that is based upon a desired output torque divided by the rationalized torque phase ratio.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094554

Variable camshaft

A variable camshaft includes a base shaft, an axially movable structure, and an actuator. The axially movable structure includes a plurality of lobe packs and at least one barrel cam defining a control groove having an engagement region, a first shift region, a balancing region, a second shift region and a disengagement region. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094468

Vehicle window assembly

A window assembly is disclosed for a vehicle having a window regulator rail and a window carrier configured to shift along the window regulator rail. The window assembly includes a glass panel having a mounting end and a clip assembly fixed to the mounting end of the glass panel. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093671

Systems and methods for adjusting speed for an upcoming lane change in autonomous vehicles

Systems and method are provided for speed management of an autonomous vehicle during a lane change. The method comprises identifying a planned future lane change, identifying the starting position of the future lane change, measuring the travel distance available to complete the lane change, determining the maximum speed for the autonomous vehicle at the lane change starting position based on the travel distance, setting an interpolated speed limit at a plurality of intermediate points between the current position and the lane change starting position, setting a target speed limit at each of the intermediate points by choosing for each intermediate point the minimum of the interpolated speed limit at the intermediate point and any additional speed limit at the intermediate point, and communicating the target speed limit at the intermediate points as speed constraints to a vehicle control module.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093648

Brake pedal emulator of a brake-by-wire system

A brake pedal emulator extends and is connected between a support structure and a brake pedal along a centerline. The emulator includes a hydraulic cylinder, a piston head, and a variable flow communicator. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093605

Methods and systems for unidirectional and bidirectional communications

Methods and systems are provided for notifying a user. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving perception data from a sensing device; determining a presence of an agent based on the perception data. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093600

Adjustable footrest

An adjustable footrest for an occupant of a vehicle is presented herein. The footrest includes a footpad, footplate, and width adjustment element. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093574

Method and apparatus for discharging a high-voltage bus

An electrical system for a vehicle includes a high-voltage dc power source electrically connected to a high-voltage bus, a first controller disposed to control electric power flow between the high-voltage bus and a first actuator, and a second controller disposed to control electric power flow between the high-voltage bus and a second actuator. A communication link is disposed to effect communication between the first controller and the second controller. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093549

Valve-in-receiver for a vehicle climate control system

A valve-in-receiver (vir) for a vehicle climate control system includes a receiver drier (rd) shell including an outer surface and an inner surface defining an interior portion having an opening, and a cap member mounted to the rd shell across the opening, the cap member including an evaporator inlet portion, an evaporator outlet portion, a condenser inlet and a compressor outlet.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

04/05/18 / #20180093320

Strip holding device for the die of a stamping system

A metal strip holding device configured to be connected to the die of a stamping system is presented herein. The strip holding device includes a magnetic component and a non-magnetic bracket. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180091985

Optimizing user experience in vehicles with multiple hotspots

A vehicle, and methods of operating a mobile hotspot at a vehicle including a plurality of mobile hotspots, are disclosed. The method includes detecting an availability of a first one of the mobile hotspot as an access point. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180090798

Vehicle battery cooling system

A cooling system for a battery is provided which includes a first tube, a second tube and a middle section which may be formed from an electrically insulating yet thermally conductive material. The first tube and the second tube may each be adapted to transfer coolant from a first end to a second end. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180090749

Making channeled electrodes for batteries and capacitors

The anode and/or the cathode of a lithium-transporting or sodium-transporting electrochemical battery cell or capacitor cell are formed of small (micrometer-size) electrode material particles having one or more channels extending through substantially each electrode particle. The through-channels are formed in the electrode particles as the particles are being formed from precursor materials. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180090039

System and method to place subjective messages on a vehicle

A system to exhibit subjective messages on a vehicle including a memory, controller, transceiver, external display, camera, image recognition module, and technology platform. The memory is configured to comprise modules of executable instructions. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180090005

Method and apparatus for vulnerable road user incidence avoidance

The present application generally relates communications and hazard avoidance within a monitored driving environment. More specifically, the application teaches a mechanism to monitor, identify and locating vulnerable road users in a hazard situation by receiving location and vector information from road users in an environment, determining the probability of a hazard situation arising in response to the location and vector information, and transmitting data to one or more road users in order to avoid the hazard situation.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180089859

Vehicle window image display system and method

A system to display an image on a vehicle window including a memory, controller, transceiver, external display, sensor, and a plurality of windows. The memory includes one or more executable instructions. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180088571

Autonomous vehicle operations with automated assistance

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a vehicle includes: one or more onboard sensing devices, one or more onboard actuators, and a controller that, by a processor, obtains sensor data from the one or more sensing devices, identifies an assistance event based at least in part on the sensor data, determines an automated response to the assistance event based at least in part on the sensor data and an autonomous assistance policy, and autonomously operates the one or more actuators onboard the vehicle in accordance with the automated response. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180087433

Methods of cleaning gas sensors

Methods for cleaning gas sensors used in an exhaust gas system are provided. The exhaust gas system can include an exhaust gas stream supplied by an exhaust gas source through an exhaust gas conduit, and a gas sensor having a sampling end disposed within the exhaust gas conduit. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180086223

Adaptive system and method for optimizing a fleet of plug-in vehicles

A system and method for optimizing a plug-in vehicle fleet having a plurality of battery packs across the vehicle fleet. Each vehicle includes a battery pack. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180086001

Apparatus and method for calibrating optimum size of 3d printing

The present invention relates to a three-dimensional printing optimal size correcting device and a correcting method. The present invention provides a three-dimensional printing optimal size correcting device comprising: a modeling composition module for modeling a printing target three-dimensionally, thereby composing a modeling file; a three-dimensional printing module for printing the composed modeling file three-dimensionally, thereby fabricating a target sample; a deformation data measurement module for measuring data regarding deformation of the fabricated target sample and rendering the same into a numerical value; and a size correction module for calculating a size correction algorithm formula from the deformation data, which has been rendered into a numerical value, through regression model analysis, wherein the size correction module corrects the modeling file according to the calculated size correction algorithm formula, and the three-dimensional printing module three-dimensionally prints the corrected modeling file, thereby fabricating the final target sample. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085991

Components molded with moldable carbon fiber and methods of manufacturing thereof

In various aspects, the present disclosure provides a structural component. The structural component includes a body defining at least one hollow region. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085870

Reconfigurable fastener multi-spindle tool and method

A reconfigurable fastener multi-spindle tool system includes multiple spindle assemblies, each including a support ring and a support arm sleeve received in the support ring and rotatable on a central longitudinal axis of the support ring. At least one support arm is connected to the support ring. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085855

Laser welding of copper with reaction materials

A method of forming a weld interface between a first workpiece and a second workpiece includes arranging a reactive braze material at a first joining surface of the first workpiece. The reactive material is selected to react upon being heated to a temperature below the solidus temperature of the first and second workpieces to form a liquid-containing reaction product. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180083268

High performance silicon electrodes having improved interfacial adhesion between binder, silicon and conductive particles

Methods for making a negative electrode material for use in an electrochemical cell, like a lithium ion battery, are provided. The electroactive material includes a functionalized surface having a grafted reactive group (e.g., an amino group, a carboxyl group, an anhydride group, and the like). ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180081681

Systems and methods to reverse engineer code to models using program analysis and symbolic execution

A system, for use in reverse-engineering initial input initial code to a high-level equivalent model. The system includes a hardware-based processing unit and a non-transitory computer-readable storage component including a function-extraction module that, when executed by the hardware-based processing unit (i) generates, based on the input initial code and an input variable list, a list of output and state transition functions per task; and (ii) generates, based on an input task table, a scheduler-automaton structure. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180080609

Innovative thermal management approaches of conformable natural gas tanks

A product may include a storage vessel that may define a first port opening into the storage vessel, and that may define a second port opening into the storage vessel. A first fill conduit may be connected to the storage vessel at the first port. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180080530

Continuously variable transmission

The cvt includes a first pulley and a second pulley. Each of the first and second pulleys includes a first sheave, a second sheave, and a pulley axle operatively coupled between the first sheave and the second sheave. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180080529

Continuously variable transmission with wedge actuation mechanism

A powertrain has a continuously variable transmission including a shaft rotatable about an axis. The cvt further comprises a variator assembly that includes a pulley supported on the shaft. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180080372

Internal combustion engine

An internal combustion engine includes a crankshaft and at least one piston coupled to the crankshaft for executing strokes in a cylinder as a result of rotation of the crankshaft. An eccentric shaft is coupled to the crankshaft and to the piston in such a way that strokes of the piston are adjusted by the eccentric shaft. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180080107

Method for relieving residual stress in cast-in-place liners of hpdc engine blocks

A method for relieving residual stress in cast-in-place liners of high pressure die cast (hpdc) engine blocks to prevent cracking in the liners during the machining process. The method includes locally heating up the liners and the surrounding engine block material through rapid induction heating and then cooling down the liners and surrounding engine block material with still ambient air to a predetermined temperature after the residual stress has been reduced to a desired threshold.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180079423

Active traffic participant

Systems and method are provided for assessing a target vehicle in proximity to a host vehicle. In one example, a method includes identifying the target vehicle in proximity to the host vehicle; obtaining sensor data, from one or more sensors onboard the host vehicle, pertaining to one or more characteristics of the target vehicle; and determining whether the target vehicle is an active traffic participant, via a processor, using the sensor data in connection with a mathematical classification system.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180079422

Active traffic participant

Systems and method are provided for assessing a target vehicle in proximity to a host vehicle. In one example, a method includes identifying the target vehicle in proximity to the host vehicle; obtaining sensor data, from one or more sensors onboard the host vehicle, pertaining to one or more characteristics of the target vehicle; and assessing a state of the target vehicle, via a processor, via a dynamic bayesian network, using the sensor data as inputs for the dynamic bayesian network.. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180079416

Control strategy for unoccupied autonomous vehicle

An automotive vehicle includes traction wheels, a powertrain configured to transmit drive power to the traction wheels, a sensor configured to detect a presence of an occupant, an actuator configured to control vehicle steering, acceleration, braking, or shifting, and at least one controller configured to automatically control the actuator based on an automated driving system algorithm. The powertrain is selectively operable in a first mode having a first operating characteristic and a second mode having a second operating characteristic. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180079191

Method for improvement of weatherability of open air processed composites

Compression molding methods for improving the durability and weatherability of a composite material are provided. The methods include disposing a protective surface film on a composite material; adhering the protective surface film to the composite material; and compression molding the protective surface film. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180079059

Vehicle driveline servicing apparatus and method

An apparatus to service the driveline of a vehicle is presented. The apparatus includes two members, a pivot element, and a bridge lock. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078961

Rotational paint curing device

A workpiece carrier includes a base frame, a fixture base, a plurality of locators, and a drive source. The fixture base is secured to the base frame. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078912

Low pressure drop swirling flow mixer

An assembly for mixing liquid within a gas flow includes a hollow conduit that is configured for containing a flow of gas and liquid droplets. The assembly includes a hollow conduit having an inner wall and configured for containing a flow of gas and liquid droplets. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/15/18 / #20180076153

Power module assembly with reduced inductance

A power module assembly has a plurality of electrically conducting layers, including a first layer and a third layer. One or more electrically insulating layers are operatively connected to each of the plurality of electrically conducting layers. ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc

03/15/18 / #20180075842

Remote speech recognition at a vehicle

A system and method of using remote speech recognition at a vehicle includes: receiving speech at the vehicle from a vehicle occupant; determining a wireless quality of service between the vehicle and a speech processing remote facility; transmitting the received speech to the remote speech processing facility when the wireless quality of service is above a threshold; and processing the received speech at the vehicle when the wireless quality of service is below the threshold.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operation Llc








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