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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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GM Global Technology Operations LLC | Date: 2017-02-13

A vent for a motor vehicle transmission includes a housing attached to a bell housing of the transmission. A plate is mounted in the housing, and the plate has an open position to enable heat to dissipate from the interior of the bell housing through an opening of the housing and a closed position to prevent debris or water from entering through the opening of the housing into the interior of the bell housing. The vent is a passive vent with a biasing mechanism that moves the plate to the open position when an interior temperature of the bell housing reaches a predetermined temperature threshold and moves the plate to the closed position when the interior temperature of the bell housing falls below the predetermined temperature threshold.


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, 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, 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 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 | Date: 2017-02-06

An apparatus or assembly for forming injection molded magnets in permanent magnet rotors or laminations for such rotors. The assembly includes a plurality of platens defining an axial boundary of a die cavity and a plurality of support shoes that are radially moveable between a closed position defining a radial boundary of the die cavity, and an open position creating a gap between the rotor core and the plurality of support shoes. The assembly has an injection system for filling at least one of the plurality of voids of the rotor core with a magnetic slurry, and a plurality of alignment magnets configured to magnetically align the magnetic slurry.


Patent
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc | Date: 2017-01-03

One or more ductile metal inserts may be selectively incorporated into articles of limited ductility, including metal castings and molded polymers. The inserts are positioned at joint locations for joining of the article to other articles using self-piercing riveting (SPR). The inserts are of suitable ductility, thickness and strength to receive and retain self-piercing rivets and enable a strong riveted joint between the article and a second article. In an embodiment the articles are magnesium alloy castings formed by any of sand casting, die casting and semi-solid metal casting. The chemical composition of the insert may be informed by the anticipated corrosive environment of the joint and the casting temperature of the magnesium alloy. For magnesium alloy castings which may be exposed to corrosive environments, aluminum alloy inserts are preferred.


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

Systems and methods are provided for controlling a vehicle based on a physiological trait. The method includes: receiving physiological data from one or more physiological sensors; processing the received physiological data, by a processor, to determine one or more physiological conditions; and based on the determined physiological condition, outputting one or more control signals to a vehicle system to control an operation of the vehicle system.

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