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 new patent  Rotor and method of forming same

. . A method of forming a rotor includes isolating a bridge area of an electrical steel lamination. The bridge area is disposed between a first portion of the electrical steel lamination and a second portion of the electrical steel lamination that is adjacent to the first portion. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Method to detect fuel cell gas leak

A method for determining if there is a gas leak in an anode volume of a fuel cell stack in a fuel cell system. The method includes determining a total amount of gas loss in the anode volume of the fuel cell stack during a predetermined period of time, and monitoring losses of the gas from the anode volume during the predetermined period of time, such as reaction losses, crossover losses and overboard losses. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Method for reducing residual water content in battery material

A method for reducing residual water content in a battery material includes placing the battery material having residual water adsorbed therein in a channel substantially sealed from an ambient environment. A gaseous mixture is caused to flow through the battery material in the channel. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Systems and methods to detect unexpected electric bicycle events

An unexpected event detection system is provided for a rider operating an electric bicycle. The system includes a bicycle data unit configured to receive bicycle data from the electric bicycle; a wireless device data unit configured to receive device data from a wireless device; an unexpected event module coupled to receive the bicycle data from the bicycle data unit and to receive the device data from the wireless device, the unexpected event module configured to identify an unexpected event associated with the electric bicycle based on the bicycle data and the device data and to generate an alert message upon identification of the unexpected event; and an alert module coupled to the unexpected event module and configured to initiate sending the alert message to an assistance center.. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Methods and systems for providing notifications on camera displays for vehicles

Methods and systems are provided for providing notifications on camera displays for vehicles. In accordance with one embodiment, camera is mounted on a body of the vehicle, and is configured to generate camera images. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Methods and systems for processing local and cloud data in a vehicle and a cloud server for transmitting cloud data to vehicles

Methods and systems are provided for receiving local data via a vehicle sensing module of a vehicle control system, receiving remote data via a cloud interface unit of the vehicle control system from a cloud server, and processing the local data and the remote data via a processing unit of the vehicle control system. Based on the processing of the local data and the remote data, at least one vehicle feature is controlled. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Methods and apparatus for optimizing a trajectory for an autonomous vehicle

A method for performing autonomous operation of a vehicle is provided. The method obtains object data, by a plurality of vehicle onboard sensors; obtains road data, by one or more cameras onboard the vehicle; determines, by at least one processor, an initial vehicle trajectory, based on the object data and the road data; identifies, by the at least one processor, a set of constraints associated with the initial vehicle trajectory; determines a final vehicle trajectory, based on the potential vehicle trajectory and the set of constraints; and transmits the final vehicle trajectory to a steering mechanism onboard the vehicle.. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Method and apparatus for isolating root cause of low state of charge of a dc power source

A vehicle including an internal combustion engine, a dc power source and a controller are described. The internal combustion engine includes an engine starting system and an electrical charging system. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Method of determining volatile organic compounds

A number of variations may involve a method that may include providing a non-conductive layer. A conductive layer may be provided and may overly the non-conductive layer to form a sensor device. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Estimating a cabin temperature of a vehicle

Methods and systems are provided for estimating a temperature of a cabin of a vehicle and using the estimated cabin temperature. The methods and systems obtain, via at least one temperature sensor, a surface temperature of at least a first internal surface of the cabin of the vehicle. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Sound dampening coating for a transmission housing and method for applying a sound dampening coating on a transmission housing

A method for applying a sound dampening coating on a surface of a vehicle transmission housing includes providing the transmission housing, and applying a sound dampening material directly on a surface of the transmission housing.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Journal bearings with surface features for improved bearing oil supply

Disclosed are journal bearing assemblies, methods for making and methods for using journal bearing assemblies, and motor vehicles employing journal bearing assemblies. A disclosed friction-reducing journal bearing assembly includes a first (upper) bearing shell insert and a second (lower) bearing shell insert. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  Engine combustion phasing control during transient state

An engine assembly includes an engine with an engine block having at least one cylinder. A crankshaft is moveable to define a plurality of crank angles from a bore axis defined by the cylinder to a crank axis defined by the crankshaft. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

 new patent  System with pulleys and steel cable for pick up truck end gate position adjustment

A cargo box for a pickup truck includes a base portion having a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion defining the cargo box. A first side wall extends on a first side of the cargo box. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194353

 new patent  Fault-tolerant automotive braking system

A vehicle includes a fault-tolerant braking system that controls a brake assembly which is configured to adjust a braking force applied to one or more wheels. The fault-tolerant braking system further includes a brake-by-wire (bbw) system and a vehicle control module (vcm). ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194300

 new patent  Stake joint fastening system

A vehicle door trim panel fastening system is presented herein. The system includes a stake joint and mating part. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194299

 new patent  Joining arrangement and method with molded stake and aperture

Arrangements and methods are provided for joining. The joining arrangement includes a stake extending outward from a surface of a first substrate or panel. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194228

 new patent  Adaptive instrument cluster

An adaptive instrument cluster for a vehicle actively repositions during driving so that at least one or more depicted instruments remain viewable at most steering wheel angles. The instrument cluster may include an electronic display on which one or more instruments are depicted during vehicle operation. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194212

 new patent  Structural enhancements of an electric vehicle

An electric vehicle includes a chassis frame and a battery pack disposed below and engaged to the chassis frame. The chassis frame includes a first cross member, and the battery pack includes a support structure having a first cross component. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194211

 new patent  Structural enhancements of an electric vehicle

An electric vehicle includes a bushing mount and a battery pack having a support structure engaged to the bushing mount.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194196

 new patent  Systems and methods utilizing heat pumps to recover thermal energy from exhaust gas

Thermal management systems for a vehicle powered by internal combustion engines (ices) are provided. Systems include a coolant circuit configured to circulate a coolant and transfer heat between the coolant and a heat consumer appurtenant to the vehicle, and a refrigerant circuit configured to circulate a refrigerant such that the refrigerant is capable of extracting heat from exhaust gas generated by the ice and subsequently transferring heat to the coolant. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194189

 new patent  Spring-damper assembly

A spring-damper assembly for a suspension corner employed in a vehicle having a vehicle body and a road wheel includes a fluid spring configured to suspend the vehicle body relative to the road wheel. The spring-damper assembly also includes a damper configured to attenuate compression and rebound oscillations of the fluid spring. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194087

 new patent  Method for manufacturing a leak tight porous component

A method for manufacturing a leak tight porous component includes the steps of forming a porous component; applying a first application of a surface sealant layer to the component; providing pressurized gas into a wall of the component via a known leak in the surface sealant; applying liquid to the component while pressurized gas is flowing into the wall of the component via the known leak. The method further includes the steps of inspecting the component for the formation of bubbles; identifying a new leak area in the component; removing at least a substantial amount of liquid from the component; and applying a second application of surface sealant to the new leak area.. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191888

Wireless-enabled consumer port apparatus for accommodating after-market devices flexibly in vehicles

A vehicle system, for implementation at a subject vehicle, including a vehicle storage component having a device-discovery module that, when executed by a vehicle processing unit, determines, using vehicle communication hardware, presence of non-subject-vehicle devices. The storage component also includes a service-discovery module that, when executed, uses the communication hardware in determining needs of various devices including any of the non-subject-vehicle devices and any vehicle device. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188079

Systems for observing a rotation of a wheel

Systems are provided for observing a rotation of a wheel of a vehicle. In one embodiment, a system includes: a wheel insert positioned within a center bore of the wheel. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187762

Limited slip differentials with centrifugal spring mass actuator for vehicle powertrains

Disclosed are limited slip differentials (lsd), methods for making and methods for using such lsds, and motor vehicles employing an lsd. An lsd for a motor vehicle is disclosed that includes a differential casing that drivingly connects to the driveshaft, and two side gears rotatably mounted inside the casing. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187618

System and method for vehicle engine speed control during a garage shift

A method and system for controlling vehicle engine speed during a garage shift includes determining a k-factor of a torque converter, and controlling an engine speed based upon the determined k-factor.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180187581

Oil pan assembly

An oil pan assembly for a vehicle is provided which reduces and the movement of the oil pan relative to the engine block, and reduces the mechanical strain on the room temperature vulcanizing (rtv) layer between the oil pan and the engine block. The oil pan assembly includes a brace and an oil pan having a base and sidewalls, and optionally an oil pan cover. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186412

Aerodynamic floor pan for a vehicle

A floor pan includes a mid-body portion having a bottom wall. The bottom wall includes a forward end and a rearward end spaced from each other along a longitudinal axis. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186383

Tracking diagnostic for continuously variable valve systems

A variable valve, method, and diagnostic system are provided that determine accuracy of a position of a variable valve. The variable valve, method, and diagnostic system are configured to determine a system error, the system error being the difference between a commanded position of the valve and a measured position of the valve provided through a feedback signal of the valve. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186359

System and method for propulsion system control

A method and system for controlling a vehicle that includes a first propulsion system with a first torque generator and coupled to a first drive member, a second propulsion system with a second torque generator and coupled to a second drive member. The method includes measuring a speed of the first drive member, estimating a speed of the first drive member using a model of the first propulsion system that includes a modeled first rotational inertia and a modeled first translational inertia that are rigidly connected to each other and a model of a first coupling between the modeled first propulsion system and a model of the second propulsion system, and comparing the measured speed of the first drive member to the estimated speed of the first drive member.. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186328

Systems and methods for deployable reaction surface for roof rail airbag system

An occupant restraint system of a vehicle includes a roof rail airbag that is located at a roof rail of the vehicle and above a door of the vehicle and that is configured to deploy in an outboard direction. A deployment device, when triggered, deploys the roof rail airbag. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186264

Twist-lock articulating assist mechanism

An assist mechanism, attachable to a frame, includes an assist bezel and an assist handle. The assist bezel has a clip attachable to the frame. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186262

Vehicle seat accessory

An accessory adapted to releasably affix to at least one rail of the adjustable headrest for a vehicle seat is herein presented. The accessory includes a body and grommet. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186229

Transmission for a hybrid powertrain

A transmission for a hybrid powertrain includes a first input, a second input, a third input, and an output. A sun gear is attached to and rotatable with the first input. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186178

Isolator design for vehicle wheel

A number of variations may include a vehicle which may have a vehicle body and a vehicle hub operably coupled to the vehicle body. A vehicle wheel may be operably coupled to the vehicle hub. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186144

Metallic microsphere thermal barrier coating

A metallic thermal barrier coating for a component includes an insulating layer having a plurality of metallic microspheres applied to a substrate. A second metallic non-permeable layer is bonded to the insulating layer such that the sealing layer seals against the insulating layer. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185921

Sheet metal system and manufacturing process joining incremental forming and direct metal deposition

A sheet metal system having incremental forming and direct metal deposition, includes a plate. A groove is created in the plate. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185876

Method of depositing one or more layers of microspheres to form a thermal barrier coating

A method of forming a thermal barrier coating onto a surface of a ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part involves depositing a layer of hollow microspheres to a surface of the component part or to a previously deposited layer of hollow microspheres through heating and cooling of a metallic precursor setting layer composed of copper, a copper alloy, or a nickel alloy. Once deposited in place, the layer(s) of hollow microspheres are heated to sinter the hollow microspheres to each other and to the surface of the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part to form an insulating layer.. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185832

Solution-based approach to make porous coatings for sinter-resistant catalysts

Catalyst systems that are resistant to high-temperature sintering and methods for preparing such catalyst systems that are resistant to sintering at high temperatures are provided. Methods of forming such catalyst systems include contacting a support having a surface including a catalyst particle with a solution comprising a metal salt and having an acidic ph. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185831

Ion adsorption of oxide layers to hinder catalyst sintering

Catalysts that are resistant to high-temperature sintering and methods for preparing such catalysts that are resistant to sintering at high temperatures are provided. The catalyst may be prepared by contacting a solution comprising an ionic species with one or more charged surface regions of a catalyst support. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183308

Rotor and method of forming

A rotor casting includes a lamination stack and a cast structure including proximal and distal cast end rings respectively adjacent proximal and distal end faces of the lamination stack. Cast axial ribs are distributed radially on a peripheral surface of the lamination stack and extend between the proximal and distal cast end rings. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180182242

Vehicle system using vehicle-to-infrastructure and sensor information

A method includes approaching, with a vehicle, first stretch of road having a reference target. Next, data is obtained regarding the first stretch of road from both an onboard vehicle sensor and an infrastructure signal provided about the reference target. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180719

Extendable sensor mount

Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a position of a sensing device relative to a vehicle. In one embodiment, a system includes the sensing device configured to provide sensor data associated with an environment of the vehicle. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180708

Vehicle positioning system using v2x, sensor, and gnss information

A method includes identifying a reference target with both a vehicle sensor and an infrastructure position signal. A position of a host vehicle with respect to the reference target is then determined. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180437

Method for operating a navigation system

A method is disclosed for operating a navigation system with a graphic display of a north-pointing map section of a digital road map. A map section to be displayed includes a current position and at least one section of a route to a specified destination. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180180005

Pump assembly and a propulsion system

A pump assembly and a propulsion system that utilizes the pump assembly includes a casing defining an opening. The pump assembly also includes a first member at least partially disposed in the opening. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179975

Engine control system including feed-forward neural network controller

An automotive internal combustion engine combusts an air/fuel mixture to generate a drive torque. An engine control unit (ecu) determines a torque request to output a fuel request signal indicative of an amount of the fuel to inject into a cylinder of the engine. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179970

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 or other dynamic firing level modulation operation of an engine. In general, actuator first transition strategies are described in which an actuator position (e.g., cam phase, tcc slip, etc.) is changed to, or close to a target position before a corresponding firing fraction change is implemented. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179965

Method of feedforward turbocharger control for boosted engines with multi-route egr

An engine includes an exhaust gas recirculation system with a high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop and a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, and an air charging system. A method of controlling the air charging system includes monitoring an actual exhaust gas recirculation rate, operating conditions of a compressor and turbine in the air charging system. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179799

Active hood hinge with upstop

A hinge assembly for attaching a hood to a body of a vehicle includes a body-side bracket fixedly attached to the body and a hood-side bracket fixedly attached to the hood. A pivot mechanism is configured to place the hinge assembly in: a stowed position, in which the hood is adjacent the body; an access position, in which the hood rotates toward a rear of the vehicle; and an active position, in which the hood rotates toward a front of the vehicle. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179793

Instant center latch system

A latching device for engaging a striker includes a rotatable locking plate configured for receiving the striker. A linkage is configured to counterbalance the locking plate in a first, latched position. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180179623

Thermal spray deposition of hollow microspheres

Methods of forming an insulating coating from thermal spraying are provides. In one variation, the method includes thermally spraying a jetted stream having a maximum temperature of greater than or equal to about 900° c. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178778

Transmission with torque converter disconnect clutch and engine braking friction clutch

A transmission includes a housing, and a transmission input member. A torque converter includes a pump and a turbine. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178765

Brake assist system and method

A vehicle braking system integrates information regarding relative distance and velocity of both a preceding vehicle/obstacle and a proceeding vehicle in order to execute a braking scheme that optimizes the operating distance between the host vehicle to both the preceding vehicle/obstacle and the proceeding vehicle.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178693

Climate control system and method for heating and cooling a seat of a vehicle based on an occupant pressure distribution, and a method of manufacturing a seat climate control system

A system includes a climate control module and a thermal device control module. The climate control module, based on at least one of a user input and a first input from a temperature sensor that measures a temperature of a seat of a vehicle, generates one of (i) a heating command signal indicating an instruction to heat the seat and (ii) a cooling command signal indicating an instruction to cool the seat. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178690

Active vehicle seat architecture for inertial compensation in motor vehicles

Disclosed are active vehicle seat assemblies, methods for making and using such seat assemblies, and vehicles with active seat assemblies for counteracting unwanted inertial forces. An active vehicle seat assembly is disclosed that includes an occupant chair with interconnected seat and backrest portions. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175373

Systems and methods for lithium-ion cell manufacturing to reduce cell contamination

A system for forming an electrode for a lithium-ion battery cell includes an electrode material, a material-supply mechanism, a wetting mechanism, a debris-generating tool, and a conditioner. The material-supply mechanism is configured to deliver the electrode material. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174486

Impairment detection device with performance feedback system and method of operating the same

Methods and apparatus are provided for an impairment detection device. The apparatus comprises a feedback device that provides feedback during an impairment test. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174419

Method and apparatus for providing reminder of occupant

A method and apparatus for providing reminder of occupant status are provided. The method includes in response to detecting rear passenger door of vehicle has been opened, determining whether vehicle is in first power mode or second power mode; in response to determining that vehicle is in first power mode, setting timer corresponding to time limit for detecting transition from first power mode to second power mode; in response to detecting transition from first power mode to second power mode and timer being unexpired, turning on setting to output reminder of an occupant; in response to determining that vehicle is in second power mode, turning on setting to output reminder of occupant; and in response to detecting transition from second power mode to first power mode, outputting reminder of occupant if setting to output reminder of occupant is turned on. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173230

Contextual-assessment vehicle systems

A user-centric driving-support system for implementation at a vehicle of transportation. The system in various embodiments includes one or more vehicle sensors, such as a camera, a radar, and a lidar, and a hardware-based processing unit. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172613

Method of determining deformation location

A number of variations may involve a method that may include providing a non-conductive layer. A conductive layer may be provided overlying the non-conductive layer with the conductive layer to form a sensor device. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171928

Systems and methods for controlling fluid injections

A vehicle includes an engine having a combustion cylinder, and at least one fuel injector configured to supply a number of fuel pulse to the cylinder. A controller is programmed to issue a first fuel pulse command to actuate the fuel injector allowing fuel to pass through the fuel injector as a first fuel mass. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171855

Method and apparatus for monitoring flow resistance in an exhaust aftertreatment system

An internal combustion engine fluidly coupled to an exhaust aftertreatment system that includes an exhaust purifying device is described. A pressure monitoring device is disposed to monitor a pressure differential between an inlet and an outlet of the exhaust purifying device. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171684

System and method for controlling a vehicle door

A system and method of controlling operation of a vehicle door assembly for a vehicle includes monitoring a door handle sensor to detect at least one open request generated by the door handle. A first control signal is transmitted by a controller to a door unlatching actuation mechanism in response to a first open request. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180171683

System and method for controlling a vehicle door lock system

A system and method for controlling a door locking system includes a controller and at least one locking mechanism operatively connected to each of a plurality of doors. At least one lock switch connected to the controller selectively locks the at least one locking mechanism based at least partially on actuation of the at least one lock switch. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170457

Downforce generating duct for a vehicle

A duct is configured for a vehicle having a vehicle body arranged along a longitudinal body axis. The vehicle body includes a first vehicle body end configured to face oncoming ambient airflow when the vehicle is in motion, a second vehicle body end opposite of the first vehicle body end. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170456

Air rail assembly for improved aerodynamic performance of motor vehicle cargo compartments

Disclosed are air rail assemblies for improved vehicle aerodynamics, methods for making and methods for using such air rail assemblies, and motor vehicles employing air rail assemblies for reducing turbulent flow and wake bubbles in and around the rear cargo bed. An air rail assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed that includes an inlet port that extends through the rear quarter panel of a cargo bed sidewall. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170331

Vehicle braking mode for competitive driving

A braking system for a vehicle has a first axle with a first road wheel arranged proximate a first vehicle end, and a second axle with a second road wheel arranged proximate a second vehicle end. The braking system includes a first brake assembly configured to apply a braking force to the first road wheel and a second brake assembly configured to apply a braking force to the second road wheel. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170326

Systems and methods to control vehicle braking using steering wheel mounted brake activation mechanism

Methods and systems for controlling vehicle braking using a steering wheel mounted brake activation mechanism are disclosed herein. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for braking a vehicle includes providing the vehicle with a steering system including a steering wheel having a brake activation mechanism, a braking system, and a controller in electronic communication with the braking system and the brake activation mechanism, receiving a user input from the brake activation mechanism, calculating an amount of vehicle braking to apply based on the user input, and automatically controlling the vehicle braking system based on the calculated amount of vehicle braking.. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170325

Spring-based force-feedback device

A force-feedback assembly includes a first shaft with a shaft end. The first shaft is movable between a shaft first position and a shaft second position. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170288

Method for determining fuel consumption of an internal combustion engine

A method can be used for determining fuel consumption of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, in real time. The method includes determining a fuel injection quantity of the internal combustion engine based on an oxygen concentration signal from an oxygen sensor and a maf signal from a mass airflow (maf) sensor. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170278

Display device for arrangement on a motor vehicle window

A display device is disclosed for arrangement on a window of a motor vehicle. The display device includes a carrier with a flat rear side having at least one splice configured to be attached the carrier to the window. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170252

Light bar for a motor vehicle

A light bar for a trunk of a motor vehicle includes a tubular element. The tubular element includes a straight or slightly curved bar forming an interior. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169975

Online die face monitoring

A die face monitoring system may include an upper die having an upper die face and an upper die opening extending towards the upper die face. Similarly, a lower die may include a lower die face and a lower die opening extending towards the lower die face. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169961

System and method for bonding structures

A system and method for bonding structures includes a method of bonding a first panel to a second panel. An adhesive material is applied to at least one of the first panel and the second panel and is disposed between the first panel and the second panel. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169918

Method of injecting a liquid between two panels, and a tool therefore

A method of injecting a liquid between a first panel and a second panel positioned flat against each other includes providing a tool defining an internal passageway having an inlet and an outlet. The first panel and the second panel are separated with the tool, to form a pocket between the first panel and the second panel, such that the outlet of the passageway is positioned in fluid communication with the pocket. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169722

Systems, methods and devices for 3d rolling of multi-gauge parts

Disclosed are metalworking rollers for fabricating multi-gauge sheet metal parts, methods for making and methods for using such rollers, and rolling mill machines employing variable-radius metalworking rollers for fabricating multi-gauge metal components. A metalworking roller for a rolling mill machine is disclosed. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167095

Compact 3d receiver architecture using silicon germanium thru silicon via technology

A wide bandwidth radio system designed to adapt to various global radio standards and, more particularly, to a system and method incorporate a compact receiver array design to support the demand for increased mobile broadband services using a through-silicon vias to interconnect front-end analog functions in sige bicmos to backend circuitry in cmos.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180166794

2d-mimo radar antenna array geometry and design method

A multiple input multiple output (mimo) antenna for a radar system includes a plurality of transmitter antennas forming a planar transmitter antenna array, wherein the plurality of transmitter antennas are configured to emit orthogonal waveforms, and a plurality of receiver antennas forming at least two receiver antenna arrays, wherein along a first axis an interelement spacing between the plurality of receiver antennas in each receiver antenna array is dense relative to an interelement spacing between the plurality of transmitter antennas; and along a second axis the interelement spacing between the plurality of transmitter antennas is dense relative to the interelement spacing between the plurality of receiver antennas.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180166774

Vehicles, methods, and systems using internal capacity band antennas

Vehicles, systems, and methods are provided electronic communication in a vehicle. A vehicle includes a vehicle body, a first antenna cluster, and a second antenna cluster. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180166410

Power module assembly with dual substrates and reduced inductance

A power module assembly has a first substrate including a first layer, second layer and a third layer. The first layer is configured to carry a switch current flowing in a first direction. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165127

Method of data exchange between a primary core and a secondary core in a real-time operating system

A method of exchanging data in a real-time operating system, between a primary core and a secondary core in a multi-core processor, includes executing a primary path via the primary core and executing a secondary path via the secondary core. The primary path is configured to be a relatively faster processing task and the secondary path is configured to be a relatively slower processing task. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164827

Systems and methods for autonomous vehicle path follower correction

Systems and methods are provided for generating a vehicle path to operate an autonomous vehicle. A method includes using a lateral re-entry planner system to correct for a lateral reentry error. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164822

Systems and methods for autonomous vehicle motion planning

Systems and methods are provided for generating a vehicle path to operate an autonomous vehicle. A method includes a lateral spatial plan being generated by applying a lateral-related optimization model to lateral pre-planning data. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164423

Method for computationally simple range-doppler-angle tracking using goerzel filter

A radar system and method of determining a tracking parameter for a target in a radar system is disclosed. A transmitter transmits a source signal at a target and a receiver receives an echo signal from the target corresponding to the source signal. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164422

Doppler ambiguity resolution at high signal to noise ratio

A system and method of determining a relative velocity of an object at a radar system is disclosed. A transmitter transmits a source signal at the object and a receiver receives an echo signal that is a reflection of the source signal from the object. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180164405

Method for lfm radar accuracy improvement without increasing fft length

A method and apparatus for determining a frequency of an echo signal obtained by a radar system is disclosed. The echo signal in response to a source signal of the radar system is received at a receiver. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163794

Spring pack assembly for a torque transmitting device

A torque transmitting device having a spring pack assembly, includes a first spring retainer ring abutting a hydraulically actuated piston, a second spring retainer ring abutting a piston housing, and a plurality of coiled springs biasing the first spring retainer ring apart from the second retainer ring, thereby urging the hydraulically actuated piston slideably apart from the fixed piston housing. A composite spring support ring is coaxially disposed between the first spring retainer ring and the second spring retainer ring. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163676

Adjustable sound distribution system and a vehicle

A vehicle and an adjustable sound distribution system that includes an engine operable to produce a pulsation and a sound assembly coupled to the engine. The sound assembly is disposed upstream from the engine. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163673

Method and apparatus for operating an internal combustion engine employing first and second egr flowpaths

An internal combustion engine system includes a first egr valve to control flow in a first flow path, and a second egr valve to control flow in a second flow path. A temperature sensor is disposed in the exhaust gas feedstream upstream of the exhaust purifying device, and a controller is in communication with the internal combustion engine and the temperature sensor and is operatively connected to the first and second egr valves. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163604

Estimating nitrogen oxide values for vehicles

Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided for estimating nitrogen oxide values for vehicles. In accordance with one embodiment, a system includes a memory and a processor. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163589

Method and apparatus for controlling reductant injection into an exhaust gas feedstream from an internal combustion engine

An exhaust aftertreatment system includes first and second selective catalytic reduction devices (scrs) and a single reductant injection system. A total ammonia storage capacity and an ammonia storage level are determined for the first and second scrs, and determine a total scr ammonia storage level for the first and second scrs based upon the ammonia storage level on the first and second scrs. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180163581

Camshaft deactivation system for an internal combustion engine

A camshaft drive system for an internal combustion engine, includes a camshaft including a plurality of cam lobes thereon. A planetary gear system including a first component drivingly connected to the camshaft. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162459

Onboard diagnostics of an active air dam assembly

A vehicle includes a body and an active air dam assembly. The body has a first end facing an ambient airflow and a second end facing away from the ambient airflow. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162458

Airflow management system for a vehicle

An airflow management system is employed for a vehicle having a body configured to face an oncoming ambient airflow at a first body end and an underbody section configured to receive an underbody portion of the oncoming airflow when the vehicle is in motion. The system includes a vehicle fascia at the first body end for receiving a fascia portion of the oncoming airflow and an airflow deflector on the underbody section proximate the first body end. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162412

Systems and methods for low level feed forward vehicle control strategy

Systems and methods are provided for controlling an autonomous vehicle. A method includes using a lateral controller system for determining a vehicle's curvature. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162303

Cap design for fiber-reinforced composite crush members

A crush assembly for a vehicle is provided. The crush assembly includes a fiber-reinforced composite crush member and a cap assembly. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162187

Vehicle with suspension force decoupling system

A vehicle includes a vehicle body, a road wheel, and a suspension corner connecting the road wheel to the vehicle body. The suspension corner includes a suspension arm connected to the road wheel and to the vehicle body, and also includes a suspension force decoupling system disposed on an axis extending between the suspension arm and the vehicle body. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162097

Spinning joining of similar and dissimilar materials

A spin fastening system includes a first member and an adhesive layer applied to the first member. A second member is positioned in contact with the adhesive layer. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161948

Indexable plenum

An indexable plenum and a method of using the plenum to collect dust and/or debris during a cutting or milling process are disclosed. The plenum, when attached to the spindle nose of a conventional machine, enables the conventional machine that does not have a hollow spindle nose to be used with a hollow or conventional solid cutter to remove dust and/or debris generated during the cutting process. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161850

Single-sided joining machine

A joining machine includes a robotic arm having a distal end, a tool configured for driving a fastener into a workpiece, and a compensation device mounted between the distal end of the robotic arm and a first end of the tool. The compensation device is configured to move the tool in at least one of a linear and a rotational direction to compensate for deflection of the robotic arm when the fastener is driven into the workpiece.. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180160030

Systems and methods for varying field of view of outside rear view camera

A side rear view camera is located at a driver or passenger side of the vehicle, captures video beside and behind the vehicle, and has a predetermined field of view (fov). The predetermined fov is defined by a first predetermined horizontal angle of view (aov) and a first predetermined vertical aov. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159535

Encapsulated magnet position switch

An encapsulated magnet position switch includes a non-magnetic tubular body including a first end wall closing a first end of the tubular body and an oppositely positioned second end wall closing a second end of the tubular body. Multiple equally angularly spaced non-magnetic guide rails are connected to an inner wall of the tubular body between the first end wall and the second end wall. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159246

Modular architecture of the mimo radar

A multiple input multiple output (mimo) antenna for a radar system, the antenna for at least one first module having a plurality of antenna elements forming a linear array, wherein the plurality of antenna elements in the linear array are uniformly separated by a first distance; and for at least one second module having a plurality of antenna elements forming a planar array, wherein the plurality of antenna elements in the planar array are uniformly separated by a second distance; and wherein the at least one first module and the at least one second module are selectively configured to function as transmitter modules or receiver modules, and wherein an interleaving between the plurality of antenna elements in the linear array of the at least one first module with the plurality of antenna elements in the planar array of the at least one second module produces a uniform virtual antenna array.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157267

Vehicle environment imaging systems and methods

A vehicle includes at least one image capture device and a user display configured to display images receive from the at least one image capture device. The vehicle also includes a controller programmed to generate a user prompt to set a home vehicle position in response the vehicle entering a first parked state. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156911

Direct doppler-free velocity measurement in linear frequency modulation radar

A method and system to estimate a velocity of a target use a radar to transmit a linear frequency modulated chirp from each of a plurality of transmit elements and receive resulting reflections. The system also includes a processor to process the reflections resulting from a frame of chirps at a time and compute the velocity based on determining a number of the frames of chirps for the target to move a specified distance. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156892

Multiple modulation element radar waveform generation

A radar system and method of configuring a radar system that includes two or more antennas to transmit a respective transmit waveform. Two or more waveform generation devices include respective modulation elements. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156682

Event-based dynamometer duty cycle

A method for testing a component includes mounting a first component on a dynamometer, and controlling the dynamometer to perform a dynamometer duty cycle event that includes exerting torque and speed over time on the first component that is substantially similar to torque and speed exerted over time on a second component during a vehicle testing event.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156646

Sensor device and methods of making and using the same

A number of variations may include a product including a substrate and a sensor device including a non-conductive layer and a conductive layer overlying the non-conductive layer wherein the sensor device is constructed and arranged to measure or monitor a variable comprising at least one of temperature, pressure, voc concentration, state of charge, or state of health of a substrate.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156330

Method of controlling a transmission to simulate clutch pedal functionality

A method of controlling a transmission includes initiating a temporary neutral mode of the transmission, in which at least one clutch of the transmission is disengaged to prevent power flow through the transmission, when an upshift paddle selector and a downshift paddle selector are both engaged within a pre-defined engagement time window. At least one of the upshift paddle selector and the downshift paddle selector is held in their respective engaged positions to maintain the temporary neutral mode of the transmission. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156283

Spring pack assembly for a torque transmitting device

A torque transmitting device having a spring pack assembly, includes a first spring retainer ring abutting the hydraulically actuated piston, a second spring retainer ring abutting the piston housing, and a plurality of coiled springs biasing the first spring retainer ring apart from the second retainer ring, thereby urging the hydraulically actuated piston slideably apart from the fixed piston housing. The first and second spring retainer rings includes a plurality of radially extending spring support surfaces defining center openings and a plurality of axially extending tabs. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156164

Turbine housings and turbine housing manifolds having integrated bypass valves for dedicated exhaust gas recirculation engines

Provided herein are turbocharger manifolds, and turbocharger and exhaust gas recirculation (egr) systems incorporating the same. The manifold comprises a body, at least one non-dedicated egr vein, a dedicated egr vein, and an egr bypass valve in fluid communication with the dedicated egr vein, wherein the dedicated egr vein converges with the at least one non-dedicated egr veins downstream from the egr bypass valve. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156151

Method of detecting a clogging of a fuel injector in an internal combustion engine

A method and apparatus are disclosed for detecting a clogging of a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine. Each fuel injector of the plurality of fuel injectors may be tested for a clogging. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156099

Method of measuring an exhaust gas temperature

A method of measuring exhaust gas temperatures in an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine is disclosed. A value of a mass flow rate of exhaust gasses flowing into the exhaust pipe is determined. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180156089

Soot oxidation catalyst materials and selective catalytic reduction filter devices incorporating the same

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

06/07/18 / #20180156064

Turbocharger heat shield thermal barrier coatings

Provided herein are thermal barrier coatings (tbc) and turbocharger heat shields comprising the same. The turbocharger heat shield can be metallic and include a front face having an aperture capable of accepting a turbocharger shaft. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154902

Vehicle control using road angle data

Vehicles, vehicle control systems and methods are provided for controlling a vehicle function. An acceleration component of a vehicle is measured. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154878

Vacuum system for a brake booster

A vacuum system for the brake booster of a motor vehicle includes a demand-driven vacuum pump and a vacuum line connected on one end to the vacuum chamber of the brake booster and connected on another end to an intake port of the demand-driven vacuum pump. The vacuum system may include a discharge device arranged on an exhaust air opening of the vacuum system for ensuring bidirectional air volume flow between the external surroundings of the discharge device and the exhaust air opening of the vacuum system, which preventing liquids from reaching the exhaust air opening of the vacuum system as an air volume flows from the exterior surroundings into the exhaust air opening of the vacuum system. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154835

Cargo management system

A cargo management system for a cargo area at least partially defined between opposing sidewalls and a load floor of a vehicle includes at least one guide surface disposed proximate the load floor and a support structure adjustably connected to the at least one guide surface. The support structure includes a first post and a second post adjustable relative to the first post. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154783

Powertrain with high-power distribution module and high-current ring terminal connection for the same

A system includes a rechargeable energy storage system (ress) having an enclosure, battery cells, contactors, a first pair of high-voltage interlock (hvil) ports, and female blind-mate electrical sockets selectively connected to the battery cells via the contactors. The battery cells and contactors are within the ress enclosure. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154768

Fuel door arrangement for a motor vehicle

A fuel door arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a filler neck compartment, a fuel door and a pivot arm carrying the fuel door. The pivot arm is coupled to the filler neck compartment and can be pivoted between a closed position and an open position about a pivoting axis. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154751

Sealing profile, vehicle body equipped with such and method for working it

A sealing profile includes an elastomer body with a first and a second profile section. The first profile section is harder than the second profile section and has an elongated cross section with an exposed flank. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154426

Hybrid workpiece joining

A method for joining a plurality of workpieces includes providing a rotating drive tool. A fastener is secured to the drive tool. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154345

Nucleation layers for enhancing photocatalytic activity of titanium dioxide (tio2) coatings

A photocatalytic system having enhanced photo efficiency/photonic efficacy is provided that includes a thin nucleation material coated on a substrate. The nucleation material enhances lattice matching for a subsequently deposited photocatalytic active material. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152880

Controlling use of vehicular wi-fi hotspots by a handheld wireless device

A system and method of controlling use of vehicular wi-fi hotspots by a handheld wireless device includes: detecting that the handheld wireless device is communicating via a wi-fi hotspot; determining at the handheld wireless device that that the wi-fi hotspot is provided by a vehicle; and enabling one or more default prohibitions against transmitting low-priority data from the handheld wireless device via a cellular wireless carrier system while the handheld wireless device communicates with the wi-fi hotspot provided by the vehicle.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152485

Methods and systems for internet protocol multimedia subsystem (ims) deregistration

Methods and systems are provided for a telematics system capable of performing a deregistration of a device with an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (ims) responsive to a detected voice capability over packet connection is supported by a target network. In an embodiment, a telematics system includes a memory comprising processor readable instructions for deregistering with an internet protocol multimedia subsystem (ims) communicatively coupled to the telematics system, and a processor. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152066

Synchronous reluctance motor with magnetic leakage path saturated by permanent magnets

A synchronous reluctance motor includes a stator and a rotor. The rotor is configured to rotate relative to the stator about a rotational axis. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180151887

Coated lithium metal negative electrode

An example of a negative electrode includes a lithium metal active material and a coating disposed on the lithium metal active material. The coating consists of one of: (i) a polymeric ionic liquid; or (ii) a vec polymer formed from vinyl ethylene carbonate; or (iii) a homo-polymer formed from ethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate, triethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate, or polyethylene glycol methyl ether methacrylate; or (iv) a combination of any two or more of (i), (ii), and (iii).. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150081

Systems and methods for path planning in autonomous vehicles

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method of path planning includes receiving sensor data relating to an environment associated with a vehicle, and defining, with a processor, a region of interest and an intended path of the vehicle based on the sensor data. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150080

Systems and methods for path planning in autonomous vehicles

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes defining a region of interest and an intended path of the vehicle based on sensor data, and determining a set of predicted paths of one or more objects likely to intersect the region of interest within a planning horizon. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149744

Accurate self localization using automotive radar synthetic aperture radar

A vehicle, driving system and method for driving a vehicle is disclosed. The driving system includes a radar system, a processor and an autonomous driving system. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149743

Soft detection of safety zone using automotive radar

A system and method for navigating a vehicle with respect to an object is disclosed. The system includes a transmitter for transmitting a source signal, a receiver for receiving an echo signal that is a reflection of the source signal from the object, and a processor. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149738

Method to resolve interfering targets jointly at multiple dimensions

A system and method for resolving a first target from a second target by radar is disclosed. The system includes a transmitter for transmitting a source signal, a receiver for receiving first and second echo signals from reflection of the source signal from at least a first target and a second target, respectively. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149260

Apparatus for active thermal management of transmission lubricant

An apparatus for active thermal management of transmission lubricant includes a transmission having a housing and a rotating gear. A baffle arrangement is disposed within the housing operative to shroud a portion of the rotating component and direct transmission lubricant flow through at least one route. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149254

Vehicle differential

A differential housing includes a body including an outer surface. The body has a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion extending therebetween. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149253

Vehicle differential

A differential barrel includes a body having a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion extending therebetween. A ring gear support member extends outwardly at the second end. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149121

Condensate dispersion assembly

A condensation dispersion device for a turbocharged vehicle engine includes a valve body, a movable valve, and a biasing means. The movable valve and biasing means are disposed within the valve body. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149076

Anti-rattle devices and turbocharger wastegate assemblies including the same

Provided herein are anti-rattle devices, and turbocharger wastegate assemblies including the same. The anti-rattle devices can include an elongated body having a first end and a second end, a first bend, wherein the first bend and the first end define a first section of the body, a second bend, wherein the first bend and the second bend define a second section of the body, and the second bend and the second end define a third section of the body, a first cavity defined by the first section, the first bend, and the second section, a second cavity defined by the second section, the second bend, and the third section, a first aperture positioned in the first section of the body; and a second aperture extending between the second section and the third section. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149056

Method for controlling an exhaust gas treatment system

A method for controlling an exhaust gas treatment system is provided. The exhaust gas treatment system includes an exhaust gas stream supplied by an exhaust gas source to a selective catalytic reduction device, and a reductant supply source utilizing a volumetric pump. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149051

Dry sump system warm up strategy

A drive unit, method, and control system are provided that warm drive unit fluid in a drive unit having a main pump, a scavenge pump, and an electric motor for powering an axle of a vehicle. The control system and method are configured to fill a main sump of the drive unit with drive unit fluid to a predetermined fill level. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148108

Angled air curtain extensions for controlled airflow

According to aspects, an angled extension for an air curtain, the angled extension includes a base and a projection extending from the base. The base is configured to be attached to a front surface of a wheel well and is configured to be is disposed proximal to an interior side of an air-curtain outlet. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148103

Body mounting system for an exoskeleton vehicle

A vehicle includes a frame assembly, a body, and a first strip isolator disposed between the body and the frame.. . ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148096

Torque reaction frame for mitigation of rear impact effects

A device for rear impact mitigation of a vehicle is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the device includes a y-shaped frame having a first leg, a second leg, and a reaction member, the reaction member having a first end and a second end, the first leg and the second leg extending from the first end of the reaction member at a first area and defining an angle therebetween, the reaction member having a straight portion proximate the first end and a curved portion defining a second area proximate the second end, wherein the frame is configured to deform at one or more of the first area and the second area upon application of a force from a rear impact event to the vehicle.. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148051

Systems and methods for unprotected maneuver mitigation in autonomous vehicles

Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In various embodiments, a method of path planning for a vehicle includes receiving sensor data relating to an environment associated with the vehicle; defining a region of interest for the vehicle, based on the sensor data; defining a graph comprising a plurality of nodes, each of the plurality of nodes comprising a state of the vehicle and an associated cost, based on a cost function as applied to the state of the vehicle, at one of a plurality of points in time; and performing, via a processor, a search of the graph, based on the associated costs of each node of the graph, to determine a selected path for the vehicle through the region of interest that minimizes a total cost via the graph.. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/24/18 / #20180145357

Mitigation strategies for enhanced durability of pfsa-based sheet style water vapor transfer devices

A membrane humidifier assembly for fuel cell applications includes a first flow field plate adapted to facilitate flow of a first gas thereto, a second flow field plate adapted to facilitate flow of a second gas thereto, and a polymeric membrane disposed between the first flow field plate and second flow field plate. The polymeric membrane is adapted to permit transfer of water. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/24/18 / #20180145353

Reduction of pressure variation with stamped embossment at bead neighbors

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 Inc

05/24/18 / #20180144560

Motor vehicle device and system controller and method

A controller mediated system to control a motor vehicle device or system includes a switch having a switch state that is operably coupled to a controller, wherein the controller is responsive to the switch state to affect operation of the controlled device or system. The controller further includes a circuit framework. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143789

Systems and methods for retaining data in a memory

Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided for retaining data in a vehicle. In various embodiments, the vehicle includes a sensor, a processor, and a memory. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143250

Vehicle including multiple analog switch monitoring system with simultaneous switch-state detection

An automotive vehicle includes a switch detection system with a hardware controller having a power supply configured to generate a supply voltage. A first switch assembly includes an input terminal configured to receive the supply voltage. ... Gm Global Technology Operations Inc








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