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 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. The mounting assembly has a first mounting plate spaced apart from a second mounting plate by at least one isolation member. The... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 new patent  Circular spray nozzle 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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 new patent  System and 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. The wiping system may be driven rotationally by the armature of the electric... Gm Global Technology Operations 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 Operations 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. The SCRF device can include a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 new patent  Exhaust system for an internal combustion engine and 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. At least one conduit extends between the first header and the second header. The at least one conduit includes a... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. A torsional vibration damper includes a... Gm Global Technology Operations 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 Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 new patent  System and 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. A compensation processor... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. The first vehicle pose includes a first location and a first orientation... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 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. The bimetallic... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Hybrid workpiece joining

A joining device includes a nose, a punch, and a die anvil. The punch is coaxially slidable within the nose. A fastener is arranged within the nose and is coaxially slidable within the nose and movable by the punch. An ultrasonic vibration is focused through the die anvil to a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Method and 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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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. The computer-implemented method also includes facilitating access for servicing the vehicle based on the virtual key.... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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. The detent is bendable about the hinge in a radial direction relative to a central axis. A locking pin is supported by a post extending from the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

System and 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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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. The strengthening layer or ring may be... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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. The exhaust manifold may be operatively configured to couple at least one vehicle combustion chamber to the inlet... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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. The pod is operatively configured to align... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

05/10/18 / #20180128328

System and 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. Electrical continuity of the first wear indicating portion is broken when the body erodes, in response to abrasion against a brake rotor,... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. The second part... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. A plurality of antennas or arrays are configured to receive return radar signals after the transmitted radar signals are deflected from an object proximate the vehicle. A... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. A plurality of antennas or arrays are configured to receive return radar signals from the transmitting and other transmitting antennas after the transmitted radar signals are deflected... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. A plurality of antennas or arrays are configured to receive return radar signals after the transmitted radar signals are deflected from an object proximate the vehicle. A... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. A plurality of widely spaced antenna arrays are configured to receive return radar signals after the transmitted radar signals... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

05/10/18 / #20180129203

Processor-implemented automated driving

Systems and methods are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving vehicle and object environment data. A search graph is generated based upon the received data. The search graph contains a grid of points for locating objects and is used to determine a desired trajectory... Gm Global Technology Operations 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,... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. The carbon layer includes graphene, carbon nanotubes, or combinations thereof and has a thickness less than about 10... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. The second bipolar plate defines a second metal bead... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. The system also includes a structure disposed... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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 Operations 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. A wireless transmitter may be provided within a first body portion of a vehicle and... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. The provided system and method for energy management leverage available mobile platform GPS data and control auxiliary mobile platform systems based on... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

05/03/18 / #20180118199

System and 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. The first tapered spline teeth are positioned... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. A reaction plate is positioned between the first friction surface and the second friction surface. A piston is actuated by a fluid pressure to displace the first friction surface... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

05/03/18 / #20180120282

System and 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. A plurality of receivers are configured to receive return radar signals after the transmitted radar signals are deflected from an object proximate the vehicle. A processor is... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. A plurality of receivers are configured to receive return radar signals after the transmitted radar signals are deflected from an object proximate the vehicle. A processor is... Gm Global Technology Operations 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... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

05/03/18 / #20180121568

Method and 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;... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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05/03/18 / #20180122241

Method and 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... Gm Global Technology Operations 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. The negative electrode with the silicon nanoparticles having the carbon coating thereon may be incorporated into a lithium-based battery. In an example of a method, silicon... Gm Global Technology Operations 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 Operations 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 Operations 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 Operations Llc

05/03/18 / #20180123188

Battery module with resistance-welded senseline tabs and 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. The bus bar has surface projections, possibly with a variable height and/or width, such that... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180111111

Catalysts with atomically dispersed platinum group metal complexes and a barrier disposed between the complexes

A catalytic converter includes a catalyst. The catalyst includes a metal oxide support and platinum group metal (PGM) complexes atomically dispersed on the metal oxide support. The PGM complexes include a PGM species selected from the group consisting of an atom of a platinum group metal, a cluster including from... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180111112

Catalysts with atomically dispersed platinum group metal complexes

A catalytic converter includes a catalyst. The catalyst includes a non-modified metal oxide support and platinum group metal (PGM) complexes atomically dispersed on the non-modified metal oxide support. The PGM complexes include a PGM species selected from the group consisting of an atom of a platinum group metal, a cluster... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180111143

Paint circulation system

A paint circulation system includes a paint reservoir, a pressure transducer, a servo motor driven pump, an electronic servo drive and controller, one or more paint applicators in a spray booth and an isolation valve. The pressure transducer provides a signal to the controller indicating the current pressure in the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180111226

Hot cracking reduction in aluminum laser welding

A method of laser welding a workpiece stack-up that includes two or three overlapping aluminum alloy workpieces involves constraining a free end of an overlapping portion of a first aluminum alloy workpiece against movement away from an underlying second aluminum alloy workpiece to counteract the thermally-induced forces that cause out-of-plane... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180111231

Method for metallurgically bonding a cylinder liner into a bore in an engine block

A method for metallurgically bonding a cylinder liner in a bore in an engine block includes axially aligning the cylinder liner with a bore in the engine block, rotating the cylinder liner about the aligned axis, and translating the cylinder liner along the aligned axis to position the cylinder liner... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180111480

Method and door status detection

A method and apparatus for detecting a status of a vehicle door are provided. The method includes detecting a status of a door based on at least one image received from a camera of a vehicle, determining a function to be performed from among a plurality of functions based on... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180111509

System and controlling seat movement using magnetic sensing

An improved system and method for controlling a moveable object associated with a mobile platform are provided. The provided system and method generates an application specific protected volume between the moveable object and a feature of the mobile platform to be protected. The provided system and method use magnetic sensing... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180111650

Aerodynamic actuator control systems and methods

An aerodynamic control system of a vehicle includes a utilization module that, based on a longitudinal force on a tire in a longitudinal direction and a latitudinal force on the tire in a latitudinal direction, determines a utilization force on the tire of the vehicle and a direction of the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180111718

Tank assembly with at least one compressible member

A tank assembly includes a tank having a plurality of tank walls surrounding an interior cavity. The interior cavity is configured to store a fluid. The fluid is configured to expand upon a change in temperature. A fill channel and a vent channel are each in fluid communication with the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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04/26/18 / #20180112567

Integrated oil separator assembly for crankcase ventillation

An internal combustion engine includes an engine block defining a plurality of cylinders each receiving a piston. A crankcase extends from the engine block and supports a crankshaft drivingly connected to the pistons and including a chamber enclosed by a wall portion that defines a first blow-by flow passage and... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180112579

Method and apparatus to control regeneration of a particulate filter of an exhaust gas feedstream

Operation of the direct-injection internal combustion engine includes executing a particulate filter service routine in response to a regeneration command, wherein the particulate filter service routine includes a warm-up phase and a steady-state phase. The service routine includes determining a first temperature in the exhaust gas feedstream upstream of the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180112616

Multivariable engine torque and emission closed-loop control for internal combustion engine

Disclosed are engine torque and emission control (ETEC) systems, methods for using such systems, and motor vehicles with engines employing ETEC schemes. An ETEC system is disclosed for operating an internal combustion engine (ICE) assembly. The system includes an engine sensor for monitoring engine torque, an exhaust sensor for monitoring... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180112617

Detection of irregularities in engine cylinder firing

A powertrain assembly includes an engine having at least one cylinder and at least one electric machine operatively connected to the engine. A motor speed sensor is operatively connected to and configured to obtain motor speed data of the electric machine. A controller is operatively connected to the motor speed... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180112621

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 supply a fuel mass to the at least one cylinder. The vehicle also includes a controller programmed to cause the fuel injector supply a series of fuel pulses that sum... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180112633

Method for operating an internal combustion engine employing a dedicated-cylinder egr system

A multi-cylinder spark-ignition internal combustion engine includes a plurality of first and second intake valves disposed between the air intake system and a corresponding plurality of engine cylinders. The engine also includes a dedicated-cylinder exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system including an exhaust runner fluidly connected between exhaust valve(s) of one... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180112710

Variable stiffness bushing for shaft support assembly

A propeller shaft with a variable stiffness bushing is disclosed. The propeller shaft includes a first shaft and a second shaft, each of the first shaft and the second shaft having a first end and a second end, the second end of the first shaft coupled to the first end... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180112755

Multi-axis final drive assembly

A final drive assembly for a vehicle drive axle having first and second axle-shafts that are configured to rotate about a common first axis. The final drive assembly includes a first gear-set configured to be operatively connected to the first axle-shaft. The final drive assembly also includes a second gear-set... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180112774

Park control system for a vehicle transmission

A vehicle includes a park actuator motor that is external to a transmission housing in the vehicle, a default to park mechanism that is internal to the transmission housing, and a park inhibit solenoid that is internal to the transmission housing.... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180112997

Traffic light state assessment

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving semantic map data, via a processor, wherein the semantic map data includes traffic light location data, calculating route data using the semantic map data, via a processor; viewing, via a sensing device, a traffic... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180113191

Radar interference mitigation and collaborative operation

A radar system mounted on a platform includes a transmitter turned off during a silent interval, and a receiver to receive one or more signals resulting from transmission by one or more other radars that transmit linear frequency modulated signals during the silent interval. A processor estimates parameters of the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180113192

Chirp modulation via chirp slope switching

A system and method generate a signal for transmission by a radar system. A bit modulator outputs a bit of a binary code. A digital frequency controller outputs a range of frequencies. An order of the range of frequencies is based on the bit. A phase-locked loop generates a signal... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180113195

Radar calibration with known global positioning of static objects

A system and method perform calibration of a radar system on a mobile platform. A position of the platform is obtained along with a relative position of one or more stationary objects from the platform using the position of the platform and a mapping algorithm as ground truth and one... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180113204

Systems and methods for aligning an inertial measurement unit in a vehicle

Methods and systems are provided for aligning an inertial measurement unit (IMU) of a vehicle. In one embodiment, a system includes a sensor device configured to provide sensor data associated with an environment of the vehicle. The system further includes a sensor data processing module configured to process the sensor... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180113206

Time synchronization of spatially separated radars

A system and method synchronize two radars by transmitting a linear frequency modulated first signal from a first radar, receiving a first reflection at the first radar based on the first signal, transmitting a linear frequency modulated second signal from a second radar, and receiving a second reflection at the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180113331

Smart sensor-cover apparatus and methods and computer products for implementing same

A smart sensor-cover apparatus for covering a sensor, such as a vehicle sensor, includes controllable layers, responsive to inputs, such as a wavelength-filtering controllable layer to selectively filter out select wavelengths of light; a polarizing layer controllable layer to selectively polarize or allow through light; a concealing controllable layer to... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180113476

Methods and systems for vehicle-to-vehicle communication

A method for vehicle-to-vehicle communication is disclosed. The method includes establishing a communication connection between the first vehicle and the second vehicle, receiving one or more communications from the second vehicle, determining, by the first vehicle, vehicle parameter targets based on the one or more communications, communicating the vehicle parameter... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180114991

Optimization of tunnel location for uniform contact pressure distribution

A number of variations may include at least one bipolar plate which may include at least one bead, the bead may include a plurality of crest portions and a plurality of trough portions having at least one tangent portion disposed between adjacent crest portions and trough portions; the bipolar plate... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180114992

Plate assembly having sealing members in an offset alignment

A plate assembly includes a first plate and a second plate positioned adjacent to one another. The first plate includes a first sealing member formed thereon. The second plate includes a second sealing member formed thereon. The first sealing member includes a first end surface and first opposing sides extending... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180114994

Bipolar plate for a fuel cell, and a method manufacturing the same

A bipolar plate for a fuel cell includes a first plate having a first bead seal, and a second plate having a second bead seal. The first bead seal and the second bead seal are disposed opposite each other and extend along a centerline. An outer weld connects the first... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180115269

Electric motor power connection prognosis systems and methods

A vehicle includes an electrically-driven motor configured to actuate a vehicle component and a power source configured to provide power to the motor over an electrical circuit. The vehicle also includes a controller programmed to monitor at least one signal indicative of motor output and store data indicative of a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180115328

Method and joint equalization and noise shaping in a software defined radio

A method and apparatus for dynamically modifying filter characteristics of a delta-sigma modulator in order to perform signal equalization of a signal in the delta signal modulator. The system is used for wide bandwidth radio system designed to adapt to various global radio standards and, more particularly, to a cellular... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

04/26/18 / #20180115687

Vehicle with multi-focal camera

A vehicle includes a sensor unit, a body, a camera, a display, and a controller. The sensor unit obtains sensor data pertaining to conditions pertaining to the vehicle. The camera is mounted on the body, and includes a lens. The display is disposed within the body, and provides images from... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc








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