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 new patent  Def dosing for selective catalytic reduction catalysts

A method to reduce NOx breakthrough and NH3 slip is provided when the SCR system is increasing in temperature and/or increasing exhaust gas mass flow. The method includes the steps of monitoring states of parameters of the exhaust gas upstream of an SCR catalyst where the states of parameters include... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 new patent  Laser welding of overlapping metal workpieces assisted by varying laser beam parameters

A method of laser welding a workpiece stack-up that includes at least two overlapping metal workpieces is disclosed. The method includes advancing a beam spot of a laser beam relative to a top surface of the workpiece stack-up and along a beam travel pattern to form a laser weld joint,... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 new patent  High strength high creep-resistant cast aluminum alloys and hpdc engine blocks

Aluminum alloys having improved properties are provided. The alloy includes about 8 to about 12 weight percent silicon, about 0.5 to about 1.5 weight percent copper, about 0.2 to about 0.4 weight percent magnesium, 0 to about 0.5 weight percent iron, about 0.3 to about 0.6 weight percent manganese, 0... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 new patent  Exhaust gas treatment device having integrated gas sampling sensor

An exhaust gas treatment device includes a housing having a wall. The wall of the housing defines an interior chamber. A substrate is supported by the housing within the interior chamber of the housing. The substrate extends along a longitudinal axis. The substrate includes a flow through structure that allows... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 new patent  Method and road surface grip level differentiation

A system and method for estimating road grip conditions. More particular, the invention relates to a system and method for computationally estimating a road condition of a road location using tire-road grip data received from at least one or a plurality of vehicles and transmitting this road condition via a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

 new patent  Coated aluminum bipolar plate for fuel cell applications

A fuel cell flow field plate includes an aluminum substrate plate having a first side and a second side wherein the first side of the aluminum substrate plate defines a plurality of channels for transporting a first fuel cell reactant gas. The flow field plate also includes a first metal... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Glass run channel and applique attachment and method

A glass run channel and applique attachment for a door having a door frame and an openable window includes a glass run channel, an applique, and a fastener. The glass run channel has a first locating feature adapted for attachment to the door frame and a first snap-fit feature. The... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Inner support panel with multi-sided mounting interface for hardware module of vehicle door assembly

Disclosed herein are vehicle door inner panels, methods for making such inner panels, and motor vehicles with door assemblies using inner support panels. Presented is a door inner panel for a vehicle door assembly with a hardware module. The door inner panel includes a header section with a window frame... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Seat frame for a height-adjustable and tiltable seat pan

A seat frame is disclosed for a height-adjustable and tiltable seat pan of a motor vehicle seat. The seat frame has two side rails, a first cross bar, a second cross bar, and a drive unit. The first cross bar is supported in the two side rails and the second... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Motor vehicle seat and motor vehicle with such a motor vehicle seat

A motor vehicle seat includes a reclining or pivotable backrest, on which an electrical load is arranged and a transmission device for transmitting signals and/or power between the electrical load and a vehicle-side device. Signals and/or power can be contactlessly transmitted by the transmission device.... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Electric vehicle sound enhancement systems and methods

An audio system of a vehicle includes: an acceleration state module that sets an acceleration state signal to a first state when a longitudinal acceleration of the vehicle is greater than a first predetermined acceleration, where the first predetermined acceleration is positive; a sound control module that selectively sets audio... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Motor vehicle with load compartment floor

A mounting mechanism for mounting a moveable bearing part relative to a counter-bearing part, including the moveable bearing part with a plurality of bearing elements, the counter-bearing part with counter-bearing elements which are locally moveable relative to the remaining counter-bearing part from a starting position into a deformation position and... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Brake-by-wire system for a vehicle with an adjustable brake pedal emulator assembly

A brake pedal assembly of a brake-by-wire system of a vehicle includes a support structure, a brake pedal pivotally engaged to the support structure at a first pivot axis, and a brake pedal emulator assembly. The brake pedal emulator assembly extends between and is pivotally engaged to the brake pedal... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Selectable torque transfer mechanism for a vehicle transmission

A selectable torque transfer system includes an input member to receive an input torque, and an output member that is selectively coupled to the input member. The selectable torque transfer system also includes an engaging member disposed between the input member and the output member and a biasing element configured... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Shape memory allow thermally compensating damping system

A damper assembly includes a housing that defines an interior chamber. A rod is supported by the housing, and is at least partially disposed within the interior chamber. A piston assembly is attached to the rod within the interior chamber. The piston assembly separates the interior chamber into at least... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Powertrain torque transfer damping mechanism

A torque transfer mechanism includes an input member to receive an input torque from a propulsion source, and an output member coupled to the input member to transfer the input torque to a driveline component. A multi-component damping mechanism is disposed between the input member and the output member which... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Idler assembly

An idler assembly includes a cam, an idler pulley, a baseplate, an idler pulley bracket, and a belt. The cam is pivotally mounted to an idler pulley bracket, the cam may pivot between a first position and a second position via a first pivot. The idler pulley is mounted to... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Hydraulic control system for an automatic transmission with electronic transmission range selection

A hydraulic control system for a multiple speed motor vehicle automatic transmission having electronic transmission range selection (ETRS) provides both a forward gear ratio and Park options during default conditions where the transmission loses electronic control when the ETRS system is in a drive mode. The hydraulic control system includes... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Systems and methods for sensor platform

Apparatus are provided for a sensor platform. The sensor platform includes a sensor mount adapted to receive a sensing device, and a first articulation system that has a first rotational axis. The sensor platform includes a second articulation system that has a second rotational axis, and the second rotational axis... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Systems and methods for sensor platform

Methods and apparatus are provided for controlling a movement of a sensor platform. The method includes receiving a desired position of the platform from a source. The desired position includes a first coordinate value and a second coordinate value. The method includes, based on the first coordinate value and the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Systems for autonomous vehicle route selection and execution

A system for determining and executing an autonomous-vehicle vehicle travel route, including a hardware-based processing unit and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. The storage medium includes an input-interface module that, when executed by the hardware-based processing unit, obtains factor data indicating factors relevant to determining a vehicle travel route. The... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Vehicle remote assistance mode

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes calculating, via a router of a vehicle system that accesses road map data, at least one route to a destination based on the road map data, thereby producing route solution data. The vehicle system enters... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Path planning of an autonomous vehicle for keep clear zones

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: identifying, by a processor, at least one keep clear zone having a beginning and an ending within a roadway; determining, by a processor, if a speed of the vehicle is expected to be below a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Titanium diboride nanotubes for trapping gases in lithium ion batteries

A lithium ion battery includes an electrolyte maintained in a separator, the separator having two sides; a negative electrode of lithium titanate (Li4Ti5O12) disposed on one side of the separator; a negative current collector associated with the negative electrode; a positive electrode disposed on an opposite side of the separator;... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Tool assembly and manufacturing an automotive body panel

A method for manufacturing a body panel, the method includes drawing a metal sheet into a body panel, trimming a first and second portion of the body panel to form a first and second opening and a cross member. The cross member extends between the first and second openings. The... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Cradle to body joint release mechanism

A mount assembly for attaching a cradle to a vehicle frame includes an inner sleeve. The inner sleeve defines an inner sleeve aperture having a first aperture portion having a first diameter and a second aperture portion having a second diameter. The mount assembly also includes a bushing having a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Fluid level indication for vehicle reservoirs

A system and method are provided for estimating a fluid level in a reservoir disposed in a vehicle compartment having a compartment cover. The method includes monitoring at least one operational parameter relating to the reservoir, monitoring a state of the compartment cover using a sensing device, detecting a triggering... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Radar-based vehicle perimeter security and control

A method and system perform perimeter security and control of a vehicle. The system includes a radar system arranged in the vehicle, a maximum range of the radar system being less than 100 meters, and a communication unit to communicate with the radar system. The system also includes a control... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Driving behavior analysis based on vehicle braking

A system, for use in evaluating operation of a vehicle, includes a hardware-based processing unit, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage component including various functioning modules. The modules in various embodiments include an input module that, when executed by the hardware-based processing unit, receives, from a vehicle-braking sensor, braking data indicting... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Dynamic assignment of driver identifiers and related adjustment of vehicle settings based on detection of driver identifiers

An automated vehicle configuration system for a host vehicle is presented here. The system includes a driver identifier module onboard the host vehicle, and a subsystem onboard the vehicle. The driver identifier module has a database and a processor device to execute processor-executable instructions. The database has database objects, each... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Instrument carrier of a motor vehicle and motor vehicle

An instrument carrier of a motor vehicle includes at least one hollow space lying in an end region transversely to the driving direction. The hollow space has an inner surface forming a slide-in contour. A housing is arranged in the hollow space, which contains a vehicle component.... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

System and joining plastic components

An automotive vehicle includes a body with a front portion and a rear portion. The vehicle additionally includes a spoiler coupled to the rear portion. The spoiler includes a first portion, a second portion, and a cap. The first portion includes a first plastic material, the second portion includes a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Method and controlling reductant injection into an exhaust gas feedstream of an internal combustion engine

An exhaust aftertreatment system including a selective catalytic reduction device (SCR), a NOx sensor and a reductant injection system is described. A method for controlling the reductant injection system to inject reductant into the exhaust gas feedstream upstream relative to the SCR includes monitoring engine operation, and determining an initial... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Coordination of vehicle actuators during firing fraction transitions

A variety of methods and arrangements are described for controlling transitions between firing fractions during skip fire and potentially variable displacement operation of an engine. In general, cam first transition strategies are described in which the cam phase is changed to, or close to a target cam phase before a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Clutch plate having discontinuous friction material pattern

The invention comprehends friction plates, typically fabricated of metal, having friction material that is disposed in multiple concentric bands disposed in interrupted or discontinuous segments or a combination of both. In a first embodiment, the friction material is arranged in two concentric bands on each face, an inner band having... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170371028

Dynamic adjustment of radar parameters

A control system and method dynamically adjust radar parameters of a radar system on a platform. The method includes obtaining inputs including platform parameters, wherein the platform parameters includes speed and braking duration, and obtaining a characterization of driving behavior based on the inputs. Modifying the radar parameters is based... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170371030

Low latency decoding in multi-input multi-output radar

A multi-input multi-output (MIMO) radar system and method of performing low-latency decoding in a MIMO radar system. The method includes transmitting a different linear frequency-modulated continuous wave (LFM-CW) transmit signal from each of N transmit elements of the MIMO radar system, each transmit signal associated with teach of the N... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170371348

Ground reference determination for autonomous vehicle operations

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a vehicle includes: an imaging device, a ranging device, a data storage element to maintain calibration data associated with a relationship between the imaging device and the ranging device, one or more actuators, and a controller. The controller... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/28/17 / #20170372690

Method, system and addressing road noise

An apparatus and system for addressing road noise are provided. The apparatus is configured to determine at least one from among a location of a vehicle and a noise feature of a road on which the vehicle is traveling, retrieve road noise cancellation information based on the determined at least... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361392

Multistep electrode weld face geometry for weld bonding aluminum to steel

A spot welding electrode and a method of using the electrode to resistance spot weld a workpiece stack-up that includes an aluminum workpiece and an adjacent overlapping steel workpiece are disclosed. The spot welding electrode includes a weld face having a multistep conical geometry that includes a series of steps... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361540

Ultrasonic welding of dissimilar sheet materials

A ultrasonic welding method of joining dissimilar-material workpieces, such as sheet materials, and the joined components formed thereby. The method includes applying ultrasonic energy to a thermoplastic piece to fill a hole of a dissimilar piece to form a weld point that is made up with polymer from the thermoplastic... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361683

Motorized duct outlet for hvac system

A ventilation system for a vehicle includes a duct with an outlet. A housing is in fluid communication with the outlet. A vane is disposed within the housing. The vane has a first pivot axis and a second pivot axis. A first electric motor is configured to pivot the vane... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361685

Motor vehicle device comprising a movable windowpane, motor vehicle comprising a motor vehicle device of this type, and operating a motor vehicle device of this type

A motor vehicle device includes a movable windowpane, which can be moved into a first end position, and an actuation mechanism having a touch-sensitive surface and by which a sliding movement of an operating element on the surface can be detected. The actuation mechanism cooperates with a drive of the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361699

Radiator shutter for a motor vehicle

A radiator shutter for a motor vehicle includes a carrier, which has a cross-sectional surface, through which air can flow, at least one lamella, which is arranged on the carrier, and which has a longitudinally extended flexible and elastic bending rod and at least one planar segment, wherein the planar... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361701

Shutter with track-guided louvers

A shutter system for controlling a flow of an incident airstream through a grille opening in a vehicle includes a track arranged transverse to the airstream. The shutter system also includes a plurality of louvers configured to shift along the track and be guided thereby. The shutter system additionally includes... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361740

Seat track support damper

A vehicle seat is disposed on a floor portion of a passenger compartment, and includes first and second upper seat tracks, and a seat bottom disposed thereon. First and second lower seat tracks are each disposed longitudinally in the vehicle and secured to the floor portion at respective fore and... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361775

Glove box arrangement, dashboard arrangement and passenger compartment arrangement

A glove box arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a glove box and a pivoting element. The pivoting element can be moved between an idle position and an active position and includes an activity surface that is covered toward an exterior space in the idle position and accessible from the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361783

Trim module for a pillar of a motor vehicle

A trim module is disclosed for a pillar of a motor vehicle, in particular for an A-pillar of a motor car. The trim module includes a trim body, a basic body configured to connect to the pillar, a latch and a jointed connection. The trim body includes a pivot portion... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361794

Bumper for a vehicle

A bumper for a vehicle includes a bumper crossbeam and two crash boxes extending away from a back of the bumper crossbeam. A one-piece blank made of fiber-reinforced sheet material extends from a wall section of the bumper crossbeam connecting the crash boxes, right into the crash boxes.... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361804

Automatic seat belt retractor

An automatic seat belt retractor includes a belt reel configured to wind a seat belt and a sensor configured to permanently record a rotational speed of the belt reel. The sensor cooperates with an element that is speed-coupled to the belt reel to record the rotational speed. The automatic seat... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361806

Ultrasound assisted location and access control

A system and method for performing an operation at a vehicle is disclosed. The system includes a first acoustic transceiver that transmits and receives inaudible acoustic signals and a second acoustic transceiver that transmits and receives inaudible acoustic signals. The second acoustic transceiver is stationary with respect to the vehicle.... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361811

Vehicle rear wiper and washer activation

Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided for controlling rear wiper units and rear washer units for a rear windshield of a vehicle. In accordance with one embodiment, the vehicle includes, in addition to the rear windshield, the rear washer unit, and the rear windshield, a control system. The control system... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361824

Vehicle brake control system including eboost regulated voltage control

A vehicle includes at least one brake assembly configured to brake at least one wheel of the vehicle in response to an applied voltage. A power supply is in signal communication with the at least one brake assembly. The power supply is configured to operate in a first mode that... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361828

Control of multiple torque actuators across at least two controllers in a powertrain assembly

A powertrain assembly has multiple torque actuators. The assembly includes a first controller configured to control a first torque actuator and a second controller configured to control a second torque actuator. The first controller is configured to receive a signal from an input sensor and convert the signal into a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361842

Propulsion system control with mpc

A propulsion system, control system, and method are provided for optimizing fuel economy, which use model predictive control systems to generate first and second predicted actual axle torques and first and second predicted actual fuel consumption rates based on first and second sets of possible command values, respectively. The sets... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361872

Autonomous vehicle steering control methods and systems

Methods, apparatus and systems are provided for steering a vehicle, for example, during autonomous operation. One exemplary method involves operating a locking system associated with a first set of one or more wheels of the vehicle to lock an angle of the wheel(s) and detecting a steering adjustment condition based... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170362471

Adhesive strip for application to an object, manufacturing such an adhesive strip and applying such an adhesive strip to an object

An adhesive strip for application to an object, more particularly for application to an object with a strongly curved and/or angled surface or an object with a large surface area is disclosed. Methods of manufacturing and applying such an adhesive strip are disclosed as well. The adhesive strip includes a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170362691

Surface texture providing improved thermal spray adhesion

An improved substrate surface texture i.e., roughness, significantly improves the adhesion of thermal spray coatings. The surface texture is defined by two metrology parameters and the invention comprehends a range of average roughness (Sa) between 9 and 15 μm and developed interfacial area ratio (Sdr) of greater than 100%. This... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170362982

Method and system for non-uniform catalyst heating for internal combustion engine

A method and system for non-uniform catalyst heating for reducing exhaust gas emissions when the catalyst is below a predetermined light off temperature is provided. The method includes providing a catalyst formed of a plurality of electrically conductive subsections and at least one catalyst heating device that is operable to... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170362995

Vehicle air intake system

A vehicle having an air intake system includes a charge air cooler, an intake duct, an outlet duct, and a bypass duct. The charge air cooler has a charge air inlet that is disposed at a first end of a charge air cooler core and a charge air outlet that... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170362996

Wastegate closed position detent feature

A vehicle powertrain includes an engine having an air intake system and an exhaust system. A turbocharger includes a turbine section connected to the exhaust system and a compressor section connected to the air intake system. A wastegate is disposed in the exhaust system and movable between an open and... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363030

Method of identifying a faulted component in an automotive system

A method of identifying a faulted component in an automotive system including an internal combustion engine managed by an Electronic Control Unit. The internal combustion engine is operated according to a predefined detection routine. A noise signal emitted by the activated internal combustion engine is recorded in a data carrier... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363039

Method for controlling variable oil pressure to a piston squirter based on piston temperature

A method for controlling variable oil pressure to a piston squirter based on piston temperature according to an exemplary embodiment includes a temperature estimation module and an oil pump pressure control module. The temperature estimation module estimates a piston temperature associated with a cylinder based on engine operating conditions. The... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363040

Mass efficient piston

An integrally formed piston has a crown portion having an upper crown surface and an undercrown surface. A ring belt extends from the undercrown surface at a periphery thereof. The ring belt includes an uppermost ring land and at least one oil galley contoured to extend around at least two... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363133

Low profile bolt/clip assembly

A fastening system includes a fastener having a shank with a threaded portion and a head region disposed at an end of the shank and defining a retaining cavity in an end thereof. A clip includes a base region snap fit in the retaining cavity of the fastener and an... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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12/21/17 / #20170363154

Clutch for a transmission

A torque transmitting device for an automotive transmission includes a clutch housing with a plurality of internal splines, a clutch hub with a plurality of external splines extending radially outwardly from the clutch hub, a plurality of friction plates with internal teeth and a first and a second surface. The... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363179

Upshift shudder mitigation through clutch manipulation

A method and system are provided for shifting a vehicle transmission having several members. Each member is a first, second, or third node of a planetary gear set (of multiple planetary gear sets), or an input, output, or stationary member. A first torque transmitting mechanism is applied to transfer torque... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363184

Continuously variable transmission with wedge actuation mechanism

A continuously variable transmission (CVT comprises a shaft rotatable about an axis, and variator assembly, and an actuator mechanism. The variator assembly includes a pulley supported on the shaft and having a ramp surface, and an endless rotatable device frictionally engaged with the pulley. The ramp surface inclines in an... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363781

Display assembly with diffusing member for appearance matching

A display unit includes a display region and a border region. The display region is configured to include a dark state. A diffusing member is positioned adjacent to the border region such that the diffusing member is coextensive with the border region. A first electromagnetic ray bundle incident on the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170364147

Apparatus and determining intent of user based on gaze information

A method and apparatus for tracking intent or awareness based on a gaze of a user are provided. The method includes receiving gaze information of the gaze of the user; based on the gaze information, determining whether a function of the vehicle was activated by the user; in response to... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170364758

Systems and methods for vehicle signal light detection

Systems and methods are provided for analyzing vehicle signal lights in order to operate an autonomous vehicle. A method includes receiving an image from a camera regarding a vehicle proximate to the autonomous vehicle. Data from a lidar sensor regarding the proximate vehicle is used to determine object information for... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170364759

Systems and methods for determining the presence of traffic control personnel and traffic control signage

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a determination is made that a traffic control person and a traffic control sign are present within the environment of the vehicle based on sensor data, such as optical camera data. The position and orientation of the traffic... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170364760

Apparatus and predicting targets of visual attention

An apparatus for tracking a gaze of a user is provided. The apparatus includes a memory including computer executable instructions; and a processor that reads and executes the computer executable instructions. The instructions cause the processor to receive gaze information associated with the gaze of the user; based on the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170365222

Control of led array in a liquid crystal display assembly

A display assembly includes a display unit having a liquid crystal layer and an LED array configured to illuminate the liquid crystal layer. A driver circuit is operatively connected to the LED array and configured to control a luminance of the LED array. A control module is operatively connected to... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170365824

Thermal composite

An example of a thermal composite includes a substrate, a primer layer, a first adhesive layer, a blanket layer, a second adhesive layer, and a metal layer. The blanket layer includes basalt fibers or glass fibers. The thermal composite may be incorporated into a battery pack as a battery enclosure.... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170365882

Lithium ion battery

A lithium ion battery includes positive and negative electrodes, and a nanoporous or microporous polymer separator soaked in an electrolyte solution, between the positive electrode and the negative electrode. Chelating agent(s) are included to complex with transition metal ions while not affecting movement of lithium ions across the separator during... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170365883

Lithium ion battery

A lithium ion battery includes a positive and a negative electrode, and a nanoporous or microporous polymer separator soaked in electrolyte solution and disposed between the electrodes. At least two different chelating agents are included and selected to complex with: i) two or more different transition metal ions; ii) a... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/21/17 / #20170365984

Monolithic two-dimensional vcsel array

A two-dimensional VCSEL array may include a VCSEL array including a VCSELs arranged in a two dimensional matrix forming a monolithic structure, a light-emitting surface, and a rear surface, first metal contacts provided on the light-emitting surface; and second metal contacts provided on the rear surface. The VCSELs may be... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355149

Inspection and repair of adhesive-bonded joint using ultrasonic pulses

A method of inspection and repair of a joint in an assembly. The joint is formed by a first work piece and a second work piece. An adhesive placed between the first and second work pieces to define the joint. The assembly includes an ultrasonic welding device including an ultrasonic... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355150

Ultrasonic weld-bonding of thermoplastic composites

Methods for ultrasonic welding of thermoplastic polymer workpieces and assemblies made therefrom are provided. The method may comprise disposing a first region of a first thermoplastic polymer workpiece and a second region of a second thermoplastic polymer workpiece between an ultrasonic horn and an anvil of an ultrasonic welding device.... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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12/14/17 / #20170355350

High voltage electrical systems and disconnect mechanisms

An electrical system includes a contactor having a pair of contacts and a coil configured to electrically close and open the contacts. The electrical system also includes a high voltage (“HV”) circuit including a power supply electrically connected to at least one of the contacts of the contactor. The electrical... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355368

Adaptive cruise control system and operating the same

A system and method are provided for operating an autonomous or semi-autonomous host vehicle. The method includes receiving data measured from a plurality of sensors, wherein the measured data relates to one or more target vehicles in the host vehicle's field of view, calculating a desired speed command based on... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355377

Apparatus for assessing, predicting, and responding to driver fatigue and drowsiness levels

A system for analyzing driver fitness to drive with consideration given to any of various conditions such as driver drowsiness, fatigue, and anxiety. The system includes a processing hardware unit, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage device comprising various modules to determine if the driver is impaired. The modules include an... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170355537

System and inducing vibration on a stack of non-ferrous panels to improve the ease destacking the panels

A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes at least one bracket and at least one vibrator. The at least one bracket is configured to be mounted to a pallet adjacent to a stack of panels disposed on the pallet. The at least one vibrator is attached... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170356327

Electric pump operating strategy

A strategy for controlling an electric pump and control valve in an internal combustion engine cooling system compensates for backpressure variations and maintains system operation within design parameters. The method comprises the steps of measuring the coolant temperature, measuring the electrical current and voltage to the pump motor, determining the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170356350

System and predicting a pedal position based on driver behavior and controlling one or more engine actuators based on the predicted pedal position

A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a pedal position prediction module and an engine actuator control module. The pedal position prediction module predicts a pedal position at a future time based on driver behavior and vehicle driving conditions. The pedal position includes at least one... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170356362

Control air fuel imbalance and cylinder deactivation

A torque request module determines a torque request for an engine based on a driver input. A cylinder control module determines a target fraction of a total number of cylinders of the engine to be activated based on the torque request. An air fuel imbalance (AFIM) module selectively commands that... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170356376

Engine stop position control system and method

An engine control system for an auto-stop/start vehicle includes an auto-stop/start module that generates an auto-stop command for shutting down an engine while an ignition is ON and subsequently generates an auto-start command for re-starting the engine. The system includes an actuator control module that disables an engine load, parks... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170356396

Turbocharger variable inlet duct

An internal combustion engine is provided with a turbocharger having a compressor section and a turbine section. The turbine section is in communication with an exhaust manifold of the engine. The compressor section includes an exhaust gas recirculation passage in communication with the exhaust gas recirculation line and a variable... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170356498

Lubrication a ball bearing

A gravity fed bearing lubrication system for distributing lubricant to powertrain components in a motor vehicle, including a lubricant supply, a bearing, and a bearing housing. A three-dimensional cast-in portion of the bearing housing controls the communication of lubricant to the bearing.... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170356635

Light assembly with led string

A light-emitting diode (LED) string includes an electrically conductive wire and a plurality of LEDs. The LEDs are electrically connected to the wire in series along an axial length of the wire. The LED string may include a solder layer, with the LEDs electrically connected to the wire via the... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358151

Vehicle health check via noise and vibration level

Technical solutions are described for autonomously monitoring health of a vehicle, such as a car, a truck and so on. An example computer-implemented method includes receiving sensor data of the vehicle. For example, the sensor data includes vibration data and microphone data. The vibration data measures vibration experienced by an... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170348804

Method and evaluating an ultrasonic weld junction

A method and a test fixture for evaluating a battery cell are described, wherein the battery cell is composed of a cell body having a plurality of electrode foils that are joined to both a positive terminal and a negative terminal at weld junctions. The method includes retaining the cell... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170348846

Adjustable grip size for curved or straight grip

A product that may involve a product that may include a structure that may be formed to be gripped. A sheath may surround a core. An actuator may be connected to move the core to adjust the sheath between an expanded position and a contracted position, providing adjustable grip size... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349027

System for controlling vehicle climate of an autonomous vehicle socially

A system, for controlling socially one or more climate-affecting vehicle devices, such as for use with an autonomous vehicle. The system includes a non-transitory computer-readable storage component comprising an interface module that, when executed by a hardware-based processing unit, obtains a ride-sharer passenger profile for each of multiple passengers of... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349148

Method and detecting road condition data and weather condition data using vehicular crowd-sensing

A method for acquiring road data onboard a vehicle, the road data associated with a segment of road is provided. The method obtains, via vehicle onboard sensors, sensor data associated with current weather conditions, current road conditions, and a physical road state; determines whether the current weather conditions indicate existence... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349167

Real-time driver-controlled dynamic vehicle balance control system

An automotive vehicle includes a steering system and a steering wheel configured to control the steering system. The vehicle additionally includes a dynamic vehicle balance control system configured to modify a yaw rate of the vehicle during a drive cycle to modify understeer behavior. The vehicle also includes a sensor... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349176

Method for optimizing inter-vehicle distance and equitably sharing fuel benefits in a vehicle platoon

A method for optimizing inter-vehicle order and distance includes communicating vehicle characteristics representative of a first and at least one second vehicle as the first vehicle approaches the at least one second vehicle. Based on the vehicle characteristics, a position in a driving order of the first vehicle with respect... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349184

Speech-based group interactions in autonomous vehicles

A system, for determining autonomous-driving-vehicle actions associated with a group of autonomous-driving-vehicle passengers. The system includes an input-interface module that, when executed by a processing unit, obtains, from at least a first autonomous-driving-vehicle passenger of the group of autonomous-driving-vehicle passengers, an autonomous-vehicle-passenger input relating to the group. The system also... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349209

Systems and methods for variable steering assist - ii

Methods and apparatus are provided for controlling a steering assist unit of a vehicle. The method includes receiving first accelerometer data, second accelerometer data, and third accelerometer data then comparing and calculating differences between the first accelerometer data, second accelerometer data and the third accelerometer data to determine a relative... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349213

System and displaying a forward drive trajectory, providing a jackknifing warning and providing a trailer turn aid

A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an expected trajectory module and an electronic display. The expected trajectory module determines an expected forward drive trajectory of a vehicle and determines an expected forward drive trajectory of a trailer being towed by the vehicle. The electronic display... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170349228

Method for conveying at least one vehicle component to a vehicle body with at least one robot device in an assembly station and assembly station having the robot device

A method is disclosed for conveying a vehicle component to a vehicle body with a robot device in an assembly station. The assembly station includes a provisioning position in which the vehicle component is provisioned for conveying to the vehicle body. The assembly station further includes a final assembly location... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170350168

Electric child locks for vehicles with power release door latches

A vehicle door lock system includes an interior door handle for a rear door. A door release switch is mechanically connected to the interior door handle. A child door lock switch for the rear door is accessible by a driver. A power release door latch for the rear door is... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170350286

Integrated pcv oil separator and oil fill tube

An engine assembly includes an engine structure including an engine block defining a combustion chamber and a crankcase, and a cylinder head mounted to the engine block. An oil fill tube is connected to the engine structure. A separator assembly includes a separator chamber having a positive crankcase ventilation tube... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170350303

Engine cooling systems and methods

An engine coolant system includes a variable-opening valve having a plurality of tubes in fluid flow communication with an engine block and a radiator. The coolant system also includes an electrically-powered pump arranged to cycle coolant through the radiator and the engine block to regulate an engine temperature. The coolant... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170350307

Expansion tank for a coolant circuit of a motor vehicle

An expansion tank for a coolant circuit of a motor vehicle includes a housing with an upper part with an upper joint and a lower part with a lower joint. An inlet is arranged on the upper part. An outlet is arranged on the lower part. The upper part is... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170350340

Systems and methods for performing prognosis of fuel delivery

An engine includes a plurality of combustion cylinders configured to burn a fuel to power the engine, and a plurality of fuel injectors. Each of the fuel injectors is arranged to distribute fuel delivered from a fuel tank to one of the plurality of combustion cylinders. The engine also includes... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170350353

Condensation control system for internal combustion engine

An engine assembly with an air intake system and a turbocharger device in fluid communication with the air intake system includes an electronic control unit in communication with the air intake system and turbocharger device. A CAC system is in downstream fluid communication with the turbocharger device and in upstream... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170350503

Transmission fluid pressure control continuously variable transmissions

A switching valve control module selectively actuates a switching valve of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) either: (i) from a closed position to an open position; or (ii) from the open position to the closed position. The switching valve prevents and allows transmission fluid flow through a flow path between... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170350504

Pump switching control continuously variable transmissions

A target module determines a target ratio between a speed of an input shaft and a speed of an output shaft of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) based on an accelerator pedal position. A maximum rate of change (ROC) module determines a maximum ROC of the target ratio. A switching... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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12/07/17 / #20170350982

Multi-wavelength array lidar

A multi-wavelength array lidar system and a method of designing an array lidar system include arranging a plurality of lasers in an array to transmit a respective plurality of beams, arranging a lens to disperse the plurality of beams at a respective plurality of angles, and arranging a band pass... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170351107

Display system and creating an apparent three-dimensional image of an object

A method of creating an apparent three-dimensional image of an object includes determining a first position of a user, creating a first two-dimensional image of the object, determining a second position of the user that is different from the first position, creating a second two-dimensional image of the object that... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170351266

Sensor-based association of traffic control devices to traffic lanes for autonomous vehicle navigation

A system for generating mapping data includes a host vehicle and at least one sensor coupled to the host vehicle. The sensor is capable of detecting a traffic control device and capable of detecting motion of a vehicle. The system additionally includes non-transient data storage and a processor. The processor... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170351990

Systems and methods for implementing relative tags in connection with use of autonomous vehicles

A system for serving a shared-ride user, including a non-transitory storage component and a hardware-based processing unit performing module functions. The storage includes a user-input-interface module that receives, from a machine interface, user-input data regarding a user/co-passenger interaction. The storage includes a ride-sharing module determining, based on input data, an... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170352211

Relay-attack deterrence relay-attack deterrence

A relay attack deterrence system includes a mobile platform including a plurality of mobile platform transmitter components and a mobile platform receiver component provided therein. The system further includes a fob device having a fob receiver component, a fob transmitter component, and a motion sensor component configured to produce motion... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170352267

Systems for providing proactive infotainment at autonomous-driving vehicles

A system for providing proactive service to a passenger of an autonomous vehicle during an autonomous-driving ride. The system includes a hardware-based processing unit, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage component including an input-interface module that, when executed by the hardware-based processing unit, obtains input data indicating a condition related to... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353574

System and mobile platform cache using mobile devices

A system and method that enables large content data transfers to mobile platforms is provided. The mobile platform cache system and method provided build a cache suitable for large content data transfers using the available storage capacity of one or more frequently used, existing mobile devices. The provided mobile cache... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353650

System and adaptive flickering reduction from video sequence

A method of detecting and correcting flicker. A video stream of a scene at various instances of time is captured by an image capture device. A local spatio-temporal feature extraction technique is applied, by a processor, to regions of the capture scene within each frame. Candidate flickering region detection is... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353698

Method and apparatus of add-on wireless camera solution for vehicular trailer applications

A method and apparatus are disclosed for wirelessly communicating signals from trailer-mounted cameras to a towing vehicle, where the techniques overcome packet loss challenges caused by interferences, fading and poor signal strength. An advanced spectrum hopping algorithm monitors conditions on multiple channels in multiple frequency bands, detects congestion or collisions... Gm Global Technology Operations Llc








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