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General Motors Company, commonly known as GM, is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, that designs, manufactures, markets and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts and sells financial services. General Motors produces vehicles in 37 countries under thirteen brands: Alpheon, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, HSV, Opel, Vauxhall, Wuling, Baojun, Jie Fang, UzDaewoo. General Motors holds a 20% stake in IMM, and a 77% stake in GM Korea. It also has a number of joint-ventures, including Shanghai GM, SAIC-GM-Wuling and FAW-GM in China, GM-AvtoVAZ in Russia, Ghandhara Industries in Pakistan, GM Uzbekistan, General Motors India, General Motors Egypt, and Isuzu Truck South Africa. General Motors employs 212,000 people and does business in more than 120 countries. General Motors is divided into five business segments: GM North America , Opel Group, GM International Operations , GM South America , and GM Financial.General Motors led global vehicle sales for 77 consecutive years from 1931 through 2007, longer than any other automaker, and is currently among the world's largest automakers by vehicle unit sales.General Motors acts in most countries outside the U.S. via wholly owned subsidiaries, but operates in China through 10 joint ventures. GM's OnStar subsidiary provides vehicle safety, security and information services.In 2009, General Motors shed several brands, closing Saturn, Pontiac and Hummer, and emerged from a government-backed Chapter 11 reorganization. In 2010, the reorganized GM made an initial public offering that was one of the world's top 5 largest IPOs to date and returned to profitability later that year. Wikipedia.


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Patent
GM Global Technology Operations LLC | Date: 2017-02-22

The present disclosure relates to a protecting device; for protecting a battery effectively by absorbing an impact energy which can be received from a lateral direction of an electrical automobile; and for preventing a secondary damage due to the breakage of the battery, and the present disclosure relates to the battery protecting device of the electrical automobile including: a frame (10) for forming a body of a floor (30) positioned in a lower portion of the electrical automobile (100); and at least one protecting bar (20) positioned inside the frame (10), and the vertical cross-section of the protecting bar (20) is a shape including: a pair of closed spaces (21); and a brim (22) for forming the pair of closed spaces (21), in which the brim (22) is connected between the pair of closed spaces (21) so as to make the pair of closed spaces (21) separated by a predetermined distance. In the present disclosure, the impact energy received from outside, especially the impact energy from the lateral side of the electrical automobile, can be transmitted to, and absorbed by: an impact-absorbing member installed in the lower portion of the electrical automobile; and the protecting bars of a specific shape, thereby preventing the breakage of the battery effectively.


Patent
GM Global Technology Operations LLC | Date: 2017-03-01

The present disclosure relates to a connector using a ball and a detent and, more particularly, to a connector in a clutch connection structure used in an electrical automobile, which includes: a locking part formed at a body; a latch in contact with the locking part; a first solenoid driving part disposed on one side of the latch; and a second solenoid driving part disposed on the other side of the latch, in which the first solenoid driving part and the second solenoid driving part face each other with the latch being interposed there between, such that an operation of a clutch when the clutch operates becomes simple, and thus, noise, vibrations, and durability thereof are improved.


Patent
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc | Date: 2017-03-14

One embodiment includes a method comprising the steps of providing a first dry catalyst coated gas diffusion media layer, depositing a wet first proton exchange membrane layer over the first catalyst coated gas diffusion media layer to form a first proton exchange membrane layer; providing a second dry catalyst coated gas diffusion media layer; contacting the second dry catalyst coated gas diffusion media layer with the first proton exchange membrane layer; and hot pressing together the first and second dry catalyst coated gas diffusion media layers with the wet proton exchange membrane layer therebetween.


Patent
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc and Laval University | Date: 2017-03-15

A movement device is moved along an X axis and a Y axis by providing a sensor configured to measure angle of rotation of at least one of a first and a second kinematic link about a respective axis of rotation. A force is imparted on the first and second kinematic links such that an angular displacement of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation is achieved. The angular displacement of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation is determined. The movement device is moved along the X axis and/or the Y axis in response to the determination of the angle of rotation of the first and second kinematic links about the respective axis of rotation until first and second kinematic links are vertical.


Patent
GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Bilik and Russian Academy of Sciences | Date: 2017-05-10

Methods and systems for a vehicle cognitive radar are provided. The system includes a transmitter is configured to transmit a first plurality of transmittal signals for a cognitive radar system of a vehicle, the cognitive radar system having at least a first modality. An interface is configured to receive sensor data from one or more sensors having a second modality that is different from the first modality. A processor is coupled to the interface, and is configured to select an adjusted waveform for a second plurality of transmittal signals for the cognitive radar system using the sensor data.


Patent
GM Global Technology Operations LLC and ElringKlinger AG | Date: 2017-02-01

The invention relates to a fastening element (1) for screwing onto a threaded bolt, comprising a rotationally symmetric hole (3) formed by an opening, which hole has an inside diameter that is greater than the thread base diameter and less than the thread major diameter of the threaded bolt, wherein at least one chip-accommodating groove (5) extending in a longitudinal direction of the opening is formed in the opening of the penetration and the fastening element (1) has a lower hardness than the threaded bolt.


Patent
GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Stainvas Olshansky, Bilik and Russian Academy of Sciences | Date: 2017-05-10

Methods and systems are provided for selectively analyzing radar signals of a radar system of a vehicle. A receiver is configured to receive a plurality of radar signals of a radar system of a vehicle. The interface is configured to obtain data from one or more sensors of the vehicle having a modality that is different from the radar system. The processor is coupled to the receiver and to the interface, and is configured to selectively analyze the plurality of radar signals based upon the data.


Patent
GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Stainvas Olshansky and Bilik | Date: 2017-05-10

Methods and systems are provided for classifying an object proximate a first vehicle having a first radar system. First information is received from a first radar signal of the first radar system pertaining to the object. Second information is received from a second radar signal of a second vehicle pertaining to the object. The object is classified using the first information and the second information.


Patent
GM Global Technology Operations LLC and Teijin Ltd | Date: 2017-01-03

Methods of repairing defects in polymeric composite structures are provided. The methods include filling or bonding defects with a pre-polymerization solution and polymerizing the pre-polymerization solution in situ. Patches or support structures can be disposed at the site of the defect to increase the strength of the repair or to make the repair cosmetically pleasing, respectively. Such a method of repairing a defect may include applying a pre-polymer solution having a reinforcing material and a monomer to the defect in a polymeric composite structure; disposing a support structure on a surface of the polymeric composite structure over at least a portion of the defect having the applied pre-polymer solution; and polymerizing the monomer in the pre-polymer solution to form a repaired region in the polymeric composite structure including a polymer having the reinforcing material distributed therein.


Patent
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc | Date: 2017-01-19

A bumper module for a vehicle has a cross member including at least one shell made of fiber-reinforced plastic which is stiffened by plastic material, in particular ribs, injection molded between mutually opposite walls of the shell.

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