GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS,INC.
Detroit, MI US
|GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS,INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120091963||BATTERY FAULT TOLERANT ARCHITECTURE FOR CELL FAILURE MODES PARALLEL BYPASS CIRCUIT - A by-pass circuit for a battery system that disconnects parallel connected cells or modules from a battery circuit or controls the current through the parallel connected cells or modules. If a cell has failed or is potentially failing in the system, then the by-pass circuit can disconnect the cell or module from other cells or modules electrically coupled in parallel. If a cell or module has a lower capability than another cell or module, then the by-pass circuit can control the current to the cell or module to maximize the performance of the system and prevent the system from creating a walk-home condition.||04-19-2012|
|20110071679||EMBEDDED DIAGNOSTIC, PROGNOSTIC, AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A HUMANOID ROBOT - A robotic system includes a humanoid robot with multiple compliant joints, each moveable using one or more of the actuators, and having sensors for measuring control and feedback data. A distributed controller controls the joints and other integrated system components over multiple high-speed communication networks. Diagnostic, prognostic, and health management (DPHM) modules are embedded within the robot at the various control levels. Each DPHM module measures, controls, and records DPHM data for the respective control level/connected device in a location that is accessible over the networks or via an external device. A method of controlling the robot includes embedding a plurality of the DPHM modules within multiple control levels of the distributed controller, using the DPHM modules to measure DPHM data within each of the control levels, and recording the DPHM data in a location that is accessible over at least one of the high-speed communication networks.||03-24-2011|
|20110067517||ROTARY SERIES ELASTIC ACTUATOR - A rotary actuator assembly is provided for actuation of an upper arm assembly for a dexterous humanoid robot. The upper arm assembly for the humanoid robot includes a plurality of arm support frames each defining an axis. A plurality of rotary actuator assemblies are each mounted to one of the plurality of arm support frames about the respective axes. Each rotary actuator assembly includes a motor mounted about the respective axis, a gear drive rotatably connected to the motor, and a torsion spring. The torsion spring has a spring input that is rotatably connected to an output of the gear drive and a spring output that is connected to an output for the joint.||03-24-2011|
|20100273095||METHOD OF COATING A SURFACE OF A FUEL CELL PLATE - A method of coating a surface of a fuel cell plate is disclosed herein. The method involves forming a sol gel mixture including a metal oxide modified with at least one functional group, where the at least one functional group is configured to improve adhesion; and adding carbon modified with a hydrophilic functional group to the mixture, thereby forming a suspension. The suspension is applied to the surface of the fuel cell plate, and is activated to form a porous, hydrophilic, and conductive film on the surface of the fuel cell plate.||10-28-2010|
|20100253136||Metering Check Valve for Active Brake Pads Retraction System - In an active brake pads retraction system, the improvement is a metering check valve which limits the retraction. The metering check valve is interfaced with an anti-lock brake system (ABS), disposed in the hydraulic brake line between the brakes apply system of the ABS and a caliper member of the ABS located at each brake corner. Brake pads are retracted with respect to the brake rotor responsive to predetermined conditions of the motor vehicle in which braking is not required, wherein a retraction volume within the metering check valve limits the amount of brake pads retraction.||10-07-2010|
|20090215580||TEN-SPEED TRANSMISSION - A transmission is provided having an input member, an output member, four planetary gear sets, a plurality of coupling members and a plurality of torque transmitting devices. Each of the planetary gear sets includes first, second and third members. The torque transmitting devices include clutches and brakes.||08-27-2009|
Patent applications by GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS,INC.