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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

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09/04/2014 > 62 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20140249691 - Trajectory planner for a trailer backup assist system: In one embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, a trailer backup assist system includes a state estimator that determines a current position of a trailer relative to a waypoint position. In addition, the trailer backup assist system includes a trajectory planner that generates first and second circular trajectories tangent to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140249693 - Controlling unmanned aerial vehicles as a flock to synchronize flight in aerial displays: A system for flock-based control of a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The system includes UAVs each including a processor executing a local control module and memory accessible by the processor for use by the local control module. The system includes a ground station system with a processor executing... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20140249695 - Low latency data link system and method: Devices and methods for a low latency data telecommunication system and method for video, audio control data and other data for use with one or more robots and remote controls are disclosed. The data transmission can be digital. The data telecommunication system can enable the use of multiple robots and... Agent: Robotex Inc.

20140249694 - Method of controlling operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle: A method of controlling operation of an unmanned aerial vehicle having a flight control system (110) comprising: a flight controller (300) for implementing a flight control strategy; and an engine control unit (117) interfaced with said flight controller (300) for controlling engine (115) operation. An engine speed target is set... Agent:

20140249697 - Model vehicle remote control system: Methods, systems, and apparatus for remotely piloting a vehicle. In one aspect, a system includes a transmitter capable to receive vehicle control signals and transmit the vehicle control signals to a vehicle including at least one receiver; one or more modules; and at least one power supply; wherein the at... Agent:

20140249696 - Remote vehicle programming system and method: A system and method for remotely programming a vehicle including a vehicle connector with a plurality of pins in communication with one or more vehicle sub-systems or modules, a vehicle communication device connected to the vehicle connector; a bi-directional communication link between the vehicle communication device and a remote communication... Agent:

20140249699 - System and method for automated establishment of a vehicle consist: A method for controllably linking propulsion units in a vehicle consist includes transmitting a linking signal having an identity of a lead propulsion unit. A remote propulsion unit is remotely controlled by the lead unit when the identity matches a designated identity stored onboard the remote unit. A de-linking signal... Agent: General Electric Company

20140249698 - System and method for controlling a trolling motor: A trolling motor control system that includes a main controller configured interface with a trolling motor is provided. The main controller is configured to control the output power and directional heading of the trolling motor. In at least one embodiment, the main controller has an electronic interface configured to establish... Agent: Johnson Outdoors Inc.

20140249692 - Unoccupied flying vehicle (ufv) inter-vehicle communication for hazard handling: Disclosed herein are example embodiments for unoccupied flying vehicle (UFV) inter-vehicle communication for hazard handling. For certain example embodiments, at least one machine may: (i) receive one or more flight attributes from a remote UFV, with the one or more flight attributes indicative of one or more flight capabilities of... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20140249700 - Aircraft gross weight and center of gravity validator: A system for validating ground determination of gross weight of aircraft includes sensor(s) that generates information regarding ground determination of gross weight while parked at parking bay; processing device that receives information regarding ground determination of gross weight of the aircraft from sensor(s); and computer memory communicatively coupled to processing... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140249701 - System and method for managing an interval between aircraft: A system and method provide situational awareness for a pilot of an ownship in managing the longitudinal interval from an aircraft from which the ownship is following and maintaining the ownship within performance limits by displaying an airspeed bar containing markers representing the ownship minimum and maximum airspeeds, the ownship... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140249702 - Configuring landing supports for landing on uneven terrain: A system for configuring landing supports of a load to land on uneven terrain includes a terrain sensor configured to detect a terrain characteristic of the uneven terrain. The system further includes landing supports configured to support the load upon landing. The system also includes a support control device operatively... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140249703 - Methods and systems to accurately display lateral deviation symbology in offset approaches to runways: Systems and methods to accurately display lateral deviation symbology in offset approaches to runways is provided. A system for on-aircraft display of lateral deviation symbology for use in offset approaches comprises means for generating a conformal video display representation of an aircraft's current position, means for notifying a flight crew... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140249704 - Steep approach performance improvements and optimization: A flight control system can achieve a relatively steep descent (using drag devices such as flight spoilers) at relatively low speeds while retaining good airplane handling qualities from the pilot's point of view. The system and method optimize the drag device's positioning used to perform steep approach to improve performance.... Agent: Embraer S.a.

20140249705 - Railway vehicle vibration damping device: Two or more front-side vibration suppression force generation sources and two or more rear-side vibration suppression force generation sources are interposed between bogies and the vehicle body. A controller calculates a sway high-frequency vibration suppression force for suppressing vibration having a frequency which is not less than a frequency of... Agent: Kayaba Industry Co., Ltd.

20140249706 - Distributed battery management system for remote repletion of electric vehicles: An apparatus for providing transportation includes an electric vehicle having a battery, an electric motor, a transceiver, and a battery manager. The battery manager includes a controller configured to control flow of charge between said battery and the electric motor at least in part in response to information received by... Agent: Talino Ev Management Systems Inc.

20140249710 - Engine start control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A control device of a hybrid vehicle for starting an engine, the hybrid vehicle has a direct injection engine directly injecting fuel into a cylinder, a clutch connecting/disconnecting the direct injection engine to/from a power transmission path, and a rotating machine acting at least as an electric motor, the hybrid... Agent:

20140249709 - Hybrid vehicle and control method thereof: A hybrid vehicle which runs on power from at least one of an electric motor and an engine includes a transmission ratio changing unit for changing a ratio of electrical transmission to mechanical transmission of an output of the engine, an engaging/disengaging control unit for releasing a clutch when the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140249707 - Method and apparatus for preventing over-shifting on electric vehicles: Methods and apparatus are provided for preventing over-shifting in electric vehicles having a multi-gear transmission and an electric motor operable in a drive mode and a regenerative braking mode. The method includes: (a) predicting the speed of the electric motor resulting from downshifting from a current gear being used to... Agent: Brammo, Inc.

20140249708 - Online battery capacity estimation: An electric vehicle includes a controller configured to estimate battery capacity in accordance with a first state of charge estimation, a charge integration, and a second state of charge estimation. The first and second state of charge estimations are in accordance with time and temperature constraints and are such that... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140249711 - System and method for measuring moving vehicle information using electrical time domain reflectometry: Systems, apparatus and methods are provided for measuring moving vehicle information. Moving vehicle information may be measured by a sensor configured to respond to one or more wheels of the vehicle, where one or more of the wheels changes the characteristic impedance of the sensor at the wheel's contact location.... Agent: International Road Dynamics

20140249712 - Remote vehicle programming system and method: A system and method for remotely programming a vehicle including a vehicle connector with a plurality of pins in communication with one or more vehicle sub-systems or modules, a vehicle communication device connected to the vehicle connector; a bi-directional communication link between the vehicle communication device and a remote communication... Agent:

20140249716 - Creating geometry for advanced driver assistance systems: A method and system for creating geometry for ADAS are described. Link chains, which are a sequence of segments, are created. The link chains are used to create 2D splines. The link chains, the 2D splines, and height data are used to create 3D splines. The 3D splines and possibly... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140249715 - Method for estimating a roadway course and method for controlling a light emission of at least one headlight of a vehicle: A method for estimating a roadway course in a roadway section ahead of a vehicle in the direction of travel is provided. The method includes recognizing at least one reflective or self-luminous object in an image of the roadway section. The method also includes ascertaining a position of the at... Agent:

20140249713 - Multi-function electronic display license plate system: Systems, methods, and computer program products for displaying license plate information and regulating the use of a vehicle's license plate through the use of a multi-function electronic display license plate system are disclosed. In an aspect of the present disclosure, the multi-function electronic display license plate system utilizes a combination... Agent:

20140249714 - Vehicle customization and personalization activities: A vehicle control and interconnection system comprises a vehicle interconnection component and a software component. The vehicle interconnection component communicably couples to a corresponding portable electronic processing device when the portable electronic processing device is suitably positioned within a corresponding vehicle. The vehicle interconnection component further couples to a vehicle... Agent:

20140249717 - Visually-distracted-driving detection device: A visually-distracted-driving detection device that can detect visually distracted driving with high accuracy. The visually-distracted-driving detection device includes a visually-distracted-driving determination unit that determines that a driver is visually distracted if the direction in which the driver is looking is greater than or equal to a predetermined angle with respect... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140249719 - Method for automatically controlling the electric steering lock for the steering column of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for controlling the electric steering lock (1) for the steering column (2) of a motor vehicle, consisting in effecting an automatic predetermined rotation of the steering column (2), locking the steering lock (2), when the engine (4) of this vehicle is stopped.... Agent: Valeo Sicherheitssysteme Gmbh

20140249722 - Method of operating a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle: A driver assistance system includes a sensor that detects objects and/or characteristics of objects in the surroundings of a motor vehicle, and an object recognition unit that evaluates data from the sensor to produce object information, and determines a confidence value indicating the probability of accuracy thereof. If the confidence... Agent:

20140249720 - Steering damper with active adjustment of damping characteristics: A device adjusts the rotational damping of a steering device such that the rotational damping varies depending on whether the rotational motion about a steering axis is caused by a force acting on the steering device of the vehicle or a force acting on the part(s) of the vehicle contacting... Agent: Ohlins Racing Ab

20140249721 - Steering system for a motor vehicle: A steering system for a vehicle that includes actuators for a wheel drive, steering, and suspension may include (a) a request level configured to determine a desired movement vector, (b) a control level, to which for each predetermined movement direction of the motor vehicle one control unit is assigned, each... Agent:

20140249718 - Vehicle controlling system and method: A vehicle controlling method which includes detecting an engagement of a vehicle tire with a rumble strip of a road, and performing first and second vehicle controls. The first vehicle control includes operating a controller to control movement of the vehicle after the vehicle tire has disengaged from the rumble... Agent: Nissan North America, Inc.

20140249723 - Control for trailer backup assist system: In one embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, a trailer backup assist system includes a sensor that senses a measured hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. The system also provides an input module that receives a desired curvature of the trailer. A controller of the system includes a... Agent:

20140249724 - Electric power assist steering motor sensor redundancy: An electric power assist steering motor sensor redundancy system is disclosed comprising a brushless motor selectively providing a first predetermined level of steering assistance for a vehicle. A first sensor and second sensor provide position information of the brushless motor to a motor controller. An alternative sensing system for the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140249725 - Variator multiplex valve scheme for a torroidal traction drive transmission: An apparatus and method are disclosed for controlling fluid flow to a variator which responsive to separate high and low pressure fluids to control an output torque thereof. A first trim valve may be responsive to a first control signal to supply a first fluid at a fluid outlet thereof.... Agent:

20140249726 - Vehicle start-up control mechanism: An object is to provide a vehicle start-up control, mechanism capable of preventing the occurrence of clutch judder with no need of paying excessive attention thereto for a driver. For this purpose, the present invention is provided with a clutch judder detection device (1) for. detecting the occurrence of clutch... Agent: Ud Trucks Corporation

20140249727 - Control method for a dual-clutch transmission: A method for controlling a drivetrain of a motor vehicle. The vehicle comprises a drive engine and a dual-clutch transmission. The dual-clutch transmission comprises a first friction clutch and a second friction clutch together with a first transmission unit and a second transmission unit, in order to establish a first... Agent:

20140249728 - Monotonic coupling assembly engagement: A system, computer-implemented method, and computer program product are provided for a monotonic coupling assembly engagement. A coupling assembly actuation force output is increased to a coupling assembly associated with a rotary power source and a piece of driven equipment. A determination is made whether a power source process variable... Agent: Wpt Power Corporation

20140249731 - G.p.s. management system: A management system using Global Positioning System receivers for tracking remote units from a central office and quickly and conveniently determining if those remote units have varied from a set of predetermined parameters of operation. The system also includes provisions that allows information to be sent from the remote units... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140249729 - Hill start in a vehicle: A hill brake system in a vehicle uses a controller to determine when a number of conditions, such as being stopped on an incline, are met and then automatically applies a braking force at least equal to a calculated grade load, that is, gravitational force. Using drive train measurements and... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140249730 - Process for controlling a start-stop operation of a vehicle having a hybrid drive, and a corresponding vehicle: A process for controlling a vehicle start-stop operation having a hybrid drive with an internal-combustion engine and an electric motor, a service brake with an ABS and an electric parking brake, includes: determining, monitoring and analyzing performance parameters of the vehicle, the internal-combustion engine, the electric motor, the service brake... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge Gmbh

20140249732 - Methods and systems for an engine: Various systems and methods for an engine system which includes a throttle turbine generator having a turbine which drives an auxiliary generator and disposed in a throttle bypass are described. In some examples, a throttle bypass valve is controlled to adjust airflow through the throttle bypass responsive to airflow to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140249733 - Active vibration isolating support apparatus: An active vibration isolating support apparatus reduces vibration transmitted from a reciprocating engine. The apparatus supports the engine via vibration isolating support units each of which includes an actuator. The vibration isolating units are disposed on opposite sides of a crankshaft of the engine. The apparatus includes a control unit... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140249735 - System and method for realtime community information exchange: System and method for traffic mapping service are disclosed for allowing plurality of users having each a navigation device to transmit their locations to a server and optionally to signal to the server their requested destination. The system and method are further capable of calculating traffic parameters such as current... Agent: Waze Mobile Ltd.

20140249734 - System for providing traffic data and driving efficiency data: Current and predicted traffic information is provided from incident data, traffic flow data, and media related to traffic received from multiple sources. The crowd sourced data may be provided passively by applications on remote mobile devices or actively by users operating the remote mobile devices. An application on a mobile... Agent: Pelmorex Canada Inc.

20140249736 - Autonomous aircraft guiding mobile unit: Embodiments of the subject application provide methods and systems for an autonomous aircraft guiding mobile unit (GMU). The GMU includes one or more light modules, one or more processing units, and one or more data storage mediums. The one or more data storage mediums include instructions which, when executed by... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140249737 - Unknown: Extended and integrated aeronautical safety and surveillance system comprising first means adapted for preventing in-flight collisions between aircraft (“TCAS”) second means for carrying out a function from among the surveillance and air traffic control functions (“ADS-B”). The system also comprises third means for carrying out at least one function from... Agent:

20140249740 - Method and device for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle during a driving maneuver: A method for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle during a driving maneuver, in which the surroundings laterally next to the vehicle are registered using a first sensor in the rear region and a second sensor in the front region. With the aid of distance values of the first... Agent:

20140249739 - System for aiding the guidance of an aircraft travelling around an airport zone: m

20140249738 - Systems and methods for unmanned aircraft system collision avoidance: Systems and methods are operable maintain a proscribed Self Separation distance between an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and an object. In an example system, consecutive intruder aircraft locations relative to corresponding locations of a self aircraft are determined, wherein the determining is based on current velocities of the intruder aircraft... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140249741 - Collision targeting for hazard handling: Disclosed herein are example embodiments for collision targeting for hazard handling. For certain example embodiments, at least one machine, such as a base station, may: (i) ascertain at least one target for at least one collision to include an unoccupied flying vehicle (UFV); or (ii) transmit at least one command... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20140249742 - Computer-implemented system and method for spontaneously identifying and directing users to available parking spaces: A computer-implemented system and method for spontaneously identifying and directing motorists to available parking spaces is provided. Parking spaces are tracked to determine a status of each space. A destination of a user is received. At least one parking space is identified as available and near the destination of the... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20140249743 - Motion based message delivery: The present disclosure relates to motion based message delivery. A method includes receiving an information about an asset, calculating the time required for an asset to reach a safe zone, displaying the time required for an asset to reach a safe zone, displaying a communication options to communicate with a... Agent: Cartasite, Inc.

20140249744 - Route planning system and method for minimizing exposure to threats: The present invention relates to a system and method for route planning. The system is arranged to be mounted on a moving object. The system comprises a route planning module arranged to plan a route of the object upon request, wherein occasions of being visible from any point in the... Agent: Saab Ab

20140249745 - Dynamic route planning: The present invention relates to a method for determining the location of a firer, furthermore a system and method for route planning (700). The system is arranged to be mounted on a moving object. The system comprises a position module (702), a firer location estimation module (704) and a route... Agent: Saab Ab

20140249746 - Method and device for establishing an alternate route in the event of a blocked roadway in a monitored region: A method and a device for establishing an alternate route in the event of a blocked roadway in a monitored region, in particular in an airport ramp. A vehicle is authorized to bypass the blocked roadway by a control center. Position data are repeatedly ascertained with respect to the vehicle... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140249747 - Automatic travel time and routing determinations in a wireless network: Aspects relate to automatically providing updated route and predicted travel time to allow a user to travel a shortest route between a first point and a second point. A route can be planned based on a multitude of route segments, wherein historical data related to speed is known for each... Agent: At&t Mobility Ii LLC

20140249748 - Route guidance at intersections: Various embodiments relate to techniques of providing route guidance along a planned route leading through at least one intersection. Predetermined attributes for a respective transition through the at least one intersection are retrieved from a database, the attributes specifying at least a curved path modelling a geometrical form of the... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

20140249749 - Augmented reality gaming via geographic messaging: Geographic gaming via a scalable, wireless geographic broadcast protocol enables multiplayer gaming between communication devices without relying on traditional network elements. Games can be fully distributed over an ad hoc network of mobile communications devices. The scalable nature of the wireless geographic broadcast protocol enables multiplayer games to function equally... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140249750 - Navigational and location determination system: A navigation and location system including an inertial navigation unit, a global positioning system, a control system, and a machine readable recording medium storing a plurality of non-transitory machine readable instructions adapted to determine a desired orientation of a sensor at a desired point with respect to the Earth based... Agent:

20140249751 - Method and system for monitoring a rental vehicle: The invention relates to a method (400) for monitoring a rental vehicle, said vehicle including a navigation/geolocation device arranged such as to determine and report the positioning coordinates of said vehicle, said method including the following steps: verifying (406) that the positioning coordinates of said vehicle are inside a previously... Agent: Bluecarsharing

20140249752 - Localising a vehicle along a route: A method and apparatus are disclosed for localizing a vehicle along a route. The method comprises initially surveying the route to be traversed by the vehicle by creating a plurality of orthographic images of the route, at a plurality of locations along the route and subsequently passing the vehicle along... Agent:

  
08/28/2014 > 107 patent applications in 60 patent subcategories.

20140244066 - Method of controlling data communication between a vehicle and heterogeneous wireless networks: A method of controlling data communication between a vehicle and a plurality of wireless networks includes tracking a location of the vehicle over time to identify a known route, and tracking a signal duration for each of the plurality of wireless networks. One of the plurality of wireless networks that... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140244070 - Parking assist apparatus, parking assist method and program thereof: A parking assist apparatus includes a detection portion detecting a parking target position from a captured image captured by an imager or from distance information measured by a distance measuring portion, a setting portion setting the detected parking target position as a target of the parking assist, a moving amount... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244067 - Road grade auto-mapping: Road grade is modeled over a region in which a vehicle is driven on roadways having a grade that varies over a plurality of predetermined grade ranges. A succession of grade values are generated while operating the vehicle at a predetermined rate, wherein each grade value identifies a respective grade... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140244069 - Vehicle component control: Described embodiments provide a device controlling at least one of components of a vehicle in response to a control command from user equipment. The device may be configured to assign a first control level and a control state to each component of the vehicle, to assign a second control level... Agent: Kt Corporation

20140244068 - Vehicle state prediction in real time risk assessments: A driver assistance system takes as input a number of different types of vehicle environment inputs including positions of objects in the vehicle's environment. The system identifies possible outcomes that may occur as a result of the positions of the objects in the environment. The possible outcomes include predicted positions... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140244071 - Adaptive vibration control for ski: A method and apparatus for controlling of ski vibration consisting an accelerator/actuator sub-system attached to the ski and a adaptive vibration control application residing in the user smart-phone and communicating with the accelerometer/actuator sub-system over Bluetooth radio interface is disclosed. The adaptive vibration control application extracts vibration frequencies and amplitudes... Agent: Ipcomm LLC

20140244074 - Control system for vehicle: A control system for a vehicle, capable of suppressing increase in power consumption and reducing running cost when electric power supplied from power source is consumed by an on-vehicle electric device. The control system 1 for a vehicle V includes an ECU 2. If a predetermined communication state where a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140244072 - System and method for incorporating gesture and voice recognition into a single system: A system and method for combining two separate types of human machine interfaces, e.g., a voice signal and a gesture signal, performing voice recognition to a voice signal and gesture recognition to the gesture signal. Based on a confidence determination using the voice recognition result and the gesture recognition result... Agent:

20140244073 - Vehicle including automatic steering portion: In a vehicle including an automatic steering means enabling the vehicle to move automatically by receiving an instruction signal for a remote operation from a transmitter outside of the vehicle, the vehicle enables correspondence to an ambient condition change when parking-out. When an automatic steering unit automatically performs parking-out by... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244075 - Damage adaptive control: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to measuring, via at least one sensor, at least one of a damage and a compromise associated with a vehicle, determining at least one of a region and a location of the at least one of a damage and a compromise and a level... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20140244076 - Stability based taxiing and turning method for aircraft with electric taxi system: Landing gear apparatus for an aircraft may include a steerable nosewheel assembly and left main landing gear wheels and right main landing gear wheels driven by motors. A controller may receive an angular position of the nosegear wheel assembly. The controller may respond to the angular position by transmitting wheel... Agent: Honeywell International, Inc., Patent Services M/s Ab/2b

20140244077 - Method for creating a vertical trajectory profile comprising multiple altitude levels: A method for creating a vertical trajectory profile of an aircraft by optimization of a criterion representative of a flight cost, comprises: performing a first iterative computation of a profile free of altitude constraints as long as a condition dependent on the criterion is not reached, replacing each free level... Agent:

20140244078 - Modular flight management system incorporating an autopilot: A modular vehicle management system is described, comprising a controller module configured to control different types of carrier modules. The controller module includes a computer system and optionally one or more sensors. The computer system is configured to perform operations comprising detecting whether a carrier module is connected to the... Agent:

20140244079 - Procedure for facilitating the approach to a platform: A procedure for facilitating the approach to a platform [PF] with an aircraft [1] including a construction stage [STP1] for a database [5] that includes, for each stored platform [PF], attributes that include at least one platform identifier, the coordinates of the platform, a landing height [HDECK] of a landing... Agent: Airbus Helicopters

20140244080 - Brake control device for a braking system of a rail vehicle, braking system, rail vehicle and method for carrying out a state analysis of a rail vehicle: A brake control device for a braking system of a rail vehicle, wherein the brake control device is connected or connectible to a vibration-sensitive sensor device for receiving vibration data. The brake control device is designed to identify at least one periodic signal from the vibration data and to store... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme F&#xdc R Schienenfahrzeuge Gmbh

20140244081 - Automatic steering device, automatic steering method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing automatic steering program: There is provided an automatic steering device with which a heading can be stably controlled even under powerful disturbance. The control computer 8 outputs an ordered rudder angle calculated based on the drift angle and the turning angular velocity. The angular velocity inversion timing acquisition component 21 acquires a timing... Agent: Furuno Electric Company Limited

20140244090 - Battery powered vehicle with immobilizing charger plug: A battery powered vehicle may include a battery power source, an electric drive motor, a charging receptacle, and a drive controller. The electric drive motor may be powered by the battery power source. The electric drive motor may be operably coupled to a wheel of the battery powered vehicle to... Agent: Husqvarna Ab

20140244088 - Control method of hybrid vehicle: A control method of a hybrid vehicle that includes engages a second clutch and in response outputs a torque through an output shaft that is connected to the second carrier via torque supplied from an engine and a first and second motor-generators. Accordingly, the speed of the engine is controlled... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140244084 - Control system, vehicle and method of controlling a vehicle: The present invention relates to a control system for a vehicle (100), the system comprising: control means operable to monitor an accelerator control signal of the vehicle and to control a powertrain of the vehicle to apply an amount of torque to one or more wheels (111, 112,114, 115) of... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140244093 - Electric assist cart: An electric assist cart includes: a body frame; a drive wheel; a control handle by which a user can input a driving force to the body frame; a torque sensor that detects a driving torque input to the body frame from the control handle; a controller that computes an assisting... Agent:

20140244085 - Failsafe devices, including transportation vehicles: A failsafe device is provided to perform an operation including at least a part or all of one or more of a mechanical system, a hydraulic system, an electrical system, and a chemical system. The failsafe device includes at least one electronic system and an least one non-electronic system. The... Agent:

20140244082 - Hybrid electric vehicle: A hybrid electric vehicle includes a high voltage DC bus and an internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine is mechanically coupled to a non self-excited generator/motor which is preferably a switched reluctance machine. A power inverter electrically and bidirectionally couples the high voltage DC bus to the non self-excited... Agent: Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc.

20140244086 - Method and system for controlling torque of hybrid vehicle provided with two motors: The present invention controls torque of a hybrid vehicle that calculates power and torque of each motor when the hybrid vehicle provided with two motors operates at a transient state are used. More specifically, target power of a battery is determined. Then calculations are performed to determine target torque of... Agent: Kia Motors Corporation

20140244087 - Oil pump controlling system of hybrid vehicle and method thereof: The present invention relates to an oil pump control apparatus of a hybrid vehicle that controls an oil pump according to a demand of an output torque and oil temperature, and a method thereof. A oil pump control method includes controlling hydraulic line pressure by operating a oil pump at... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140244083 - System and method for controlling auto cruise of hybrid electric vehicle: A system and method for controlling automatic cruise control system is provided. More specifically, a request torque for the automatic cruise control system is calculated based on the target vehicle speed and the inclination angle of a road on which the vehicle travels, and the calculated request torque is distributed... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140244092 - Vehicle and method of controlling vehicle: A vehicle includes a motor generator generating driving power for running, and an ECU. The ECU performs driving power variation operation on the motor generator in which the motor generator is switched between a first state (acceleration running) and a second state (inertial running) when power requested by a user... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244089 - Vehicle control apparatus: The control apparatus according to the invention is applied to a hybrid vehicle having a manual transmission. The control apparatus controls a motor-generator such that a torque is input to the manual transmission when a neutral switch outputs a detection signal while an internal-combustion engine and the vehicle are stopped.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244091 - Vehicle drive apparatus control apparatus: A control device of a vehicle drive device comprises an engine and an electric motor acting as a drive force source for running, a mechanical oil pump driven by at least one of the engine and the electric motor, a hydraulic power transmission device transmitting power of the engine and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244094 - Mobile robot and method of localization and mapping of the same: A method of localization and mapping of a mobile robot may reduce position errors in localization and mapping using a plurality of vector field sensors. The method includes acquiring a relative coordinate in a movement space using an encoder, acquiring an absolute coordinate in the movement space by detecting intensity... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140244096 - Apparatus and method for cooperative autonomous driving between vehicle and driver: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for performing cooperative autonomous driving between a vehicle and a driver. For this, a cooperative autonomous driving apparatus according to the present invention includes a driver state determination unit for determining a state of a driver and calculating the state of... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140244095 - Apparatus and method for guiding parking: A parking guidance method and apparatus that includes a controller that is configured to recognize and determine a user selected area as a target parking area when a vehicle parking mode is operated. In addition, the controller is configured to calculate a parking starting point based on the determined target... Agent:

20140244097 - Sensor system and method for use with an automated guided vehicle (agv): A sensor system for use with an automated guided vehicle (AGV) includes a plurality of sensor units electronically coupled to a sensor control module via parallel communications. Each sensor unit may include a sensor array having a plurality of sensor elements, a conditioning circuit having one or more filter/amplifiers, and... Agent: Fori Automation, Inc.

20140244098 - Management system of mining machine and management method of mining machine: In a management system of the mining machine, a management device collects operation information about the dump truck via a management-side wireless communication device. Routes along which the dump truck travels are identified based on position information, included in the operation information about the dump truck, about at least four... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140244099 - Vehicle diagnostic method, and external diagnostic device: In a vehicle diagnostic method and an external diagnostic device, sensor detection values acquired by communicating with an ECU are measured to determine whether the values are in a normal range while a vehicle is idling. After an engine is started, an operation to measure soundness is prohibited at least... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140244100 - Remote monitoring terminal device for mobile work vehicle or vessel: Disclosed is a remote monitoring terminal device including: connection terminals (T, . . . ); a data storage control section for storing, in a first data storage section at predetermined intervals, only a predetermined number of latest data sets fed via the connection terminals (T, . . . ); a... Agent: Yanmar Co., Ltd.

20140244101 - Stress and/or accumulated damage monitoring system: A system provides stress and/or accumulated damage monitoring on earth moving equipment, such as excavators, trucks, electric rope shovels and drills, hydraulic shovels, wheel loaders and graders. The system includes: strain gauges (51-60), each gauging strain at one of multiple strain gauge locations; a data acquisition unit (41) to acquire... Agent:

20140244102 - Systems and vehicles for determining an operational status of at least one trailer brake: Systems and vehicles for determining an operational status of at least one trailer brake are provided. A system for determining an operational status of at least one trailer brake includes machine readable instructions stored in one or more memory modules that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140244103 - Vehicle information processing apparatus and vehicle information processing method: Provided is a vehicle information processing apparatus which, in order to link driver operation information to a learning result more smoothly, learns operation information obtained in response to respective vehicle operations performed by the driver in association with locations in which the vehicle operations have been respectively performed. The vehicle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244107 - Battery charge voltage compensating system and method of operation: A vehicle electrical system comprises a generator providing electrical power to a first and a second electrical subsystems at a regulation voltage. A control device ascertains the voltage of the first electrical subsystem, the voltage of the second electrical subsystem, and/or the electrical current to the second electrical subsystem and... Agent: C.e. Niehoff & Co.

20140244106 - Method and system for adjusting performance based on vehicle occupants: A vehicle having a system is provided. The system has at least one operating output. The system includes an occupant module and a vehicle system module. The occupant module receives at least one occupant signal indicative of occupants currently located within the vehicle, and determines a current number and location... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140244108 - Method and system for controlling power distribution: A control system for controlling power distribution in a vehicle equipped with a work device comprising a first parasitic power request module configured to produce an operational value signal indicative of an operational characteristic of a first parasitic device; and a power distribution module configured to effect a distribution of... Agent:

20140244105 - Real time risk assessment for advanced driver assist system: A driver assistance system is described that takes as input a number of different types of vehicle environment inputs to provide driver assistance to a driver. To provide the assistance, the driver assistance system synthesizes the inputs. For objects in the vehicle environment detected in the inputs, object risk values... Agent:

20140244110 - Recreational vehicle interactive vehicle information, telemetry, mapping, and trip planning: An interactive system for use in connection with recreational vehicle usage includes a server system, including an off-road trail database containing trail data, trail condition information, and points-of-interest information, as well as a trip mapping system accessible by any of a plurality of riders, allowing a rider to create a... Agent:

20140244111 - System and method for monitoring vehicle speed and driver notification: A vehicle speed monitoring system and method is provided that determines a speed threshold based on provided inputs from various vehicle systems and measures the speed threshold against the current driving speed. In the event the threshold speed is exceeded, the system notifies the driver and/or makes a recommendation depending... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140244109 - Turn signal cancelling device for vehicle: A turn signal cancelling device for a motorcycle includes turn signal cancellation control unit configured to automatically deactivate a second turn signal after a second predetermined time has passed or after the motorcycle has travelled a second predetermined distance since an activation the second turn signal. The turn signal cancellation... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140244104 - Vehicle information gathering system: A vehicle information gathering system comprises an onboard communication device, an onboard storage device and an onboard controller. The onboard communication device communicates with external data sources. The onboard storage device stores a data set comprising at least one data subset reference. The onboard controller automatically determines an availability of... Agent: Nissan North America, Inc.

20140244112 - Valve switching controls for adjustable damper: A damper system for a vehicle includes a shock absorber and a damper module. The shock absorber includes a plurality of digital valves. The shock absorber is operable at one of multiple damping states based on a valve state of the digital valves. The damper module is coupled to each... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

20140244114 - Driving assistance system for vehicle: An object is to prevent a driving assistance system for a vehicle from causing a collision of the self-vehicle with a solid object by performing driving assistance. To achieve the object, when a solid object that can be an obstacle exists in the course of the self-vehicle, the driving assistance... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244113 - Velocity signal filter with reduced lag: A method of calculating a motor velocity in an electric power steering system comprises receiving a plurality of motor position signals from a motor position sensor of the electronic power steering system, calculating a plurality of angle difference based on the motor position signals prior to performing any filtering operations... Agent: Steering SolutionsIPHolding Corporation

20140244115 - Driving support apparatus: A driving support apparatus includes an output unit installed in a steering wheel that outputs steer information about a rotation operation of the steering wheel to the driver through the output unit. By providing the driver with steer information from the output unit in the steering wheel, the driver may... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140244116 - System for controlling vehicle overspeeding via control of one or more exhaust brake devices: A method and system are provided for controlling overspeeding of a vehicle carrying an internal combustion engine having one or more exhaust brake devices controllable to apply braking torque to the engine. The system may be operable determine a desired speed of the vehicle, to determine a road speed of... Agent:

20140244117 - System and method for controlling a hydrostatic drive unit of a work vehicle: A method for controlling a hydrostatic drive unit of a work vehicle is disclosed. The method may generally include determining a reference swashplate position for a hydraulic pump of the hydrostatic drive unit, wherein the reference swashplate position is associated with an uncompensated current command, and monitoring an actual swashplate... Agent: Cnh America, LLC

20140244118 - System for controlling land leveling work which uses an excavator: A grading control system using an excavator is disclosed, which determines and controls an operation amount of an attachment by combining an estimated pose of the attachment and an operator's operation signal of a joystick when a working mode for grading the ground is selected. The grading control system using... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140244119 - Method and apparatus for managing speeds in a multi-mode transmission: A multi-mode powertrain system includes a transmission configured to transfer torque among an internal combustion engine, torque machines and an output member. A method for controlling the powertrain system includes determining a desired acceleration profile for the internal combustion engine, determining a constrained acceleration profile by imposing prioritized constraints on... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140244121 - Automatic transmission: An automatic transmission capable of improving stability and reliability of connection operation of a synchronization mechanism when pre-shift control is executed, thereby making it possible to prolong the service life of the mechanism and improve marketability thereof. To change the speed position of a vehicle, one of two power transmission... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140244120 - Vehicle mass computation: A vehicle having a drivetrain is controlled based on a difference between a torque transmitted by the drivetrain when the vehicle has constant non-zero speed and the torque transmitted by the drivetrain when the vehicle is accelerating. The drivetrain torque may be measured by a drivetrain torque sensor. The effective... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140244122 - Vehicle control device and method: A vehicle control device that includes a computer which controls an in-vehicle device provided in a vehicle. The control device can be configured with a main processing unit that performs a process for operating the in-vehicle device, and a safety function processing unit that performs a safety function process for... Agent:

20140244123 - Vehicle controller: A vehicle controller includes a first abrupt deceleration determining unit (a rotation change rate determining unit, an ABS determining unit) configured to determine an abrupt deceleration state of a vehicle, and a second abrupt deceleration determining unit (a brake determining unit) having a required time for determining an abrupt deceleration... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244127 - Control device for a brake system of a vehicle, brake system for a vehicle and method for operating a brake system of a vehicle: In a control device for a brake system of a vehicle, given an actuation of a brake actuating element, a buildup of brake pressure is prevented at least in a first wheel brake caliper of a first brake circuit, a first wheel inlet valve of the first wheel brake caliper... Agent:

20140244125 - Driver behavior from probe data for augmenting a data model: In one implementation, sets of probe data are collected by probe vehicles. The probe data describes the driving characteristics of the probe vehicles. The sets of probe data are sent to a server or a mobile device for analysis. A polycurve, including a piecewise function of map data, is modified... Agent:

20140244126 - Electronic parking brake for a vehicle: An electronic parking brake for vehicle is provided that includes a movement detecting sensor that is configured to detect a movement of a vehicle once the vehicle is turned off. In particular, a controller is configure to determine whether the vehicle is on or off, and in response to determining... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140244124 - System and method for transmitting a tire pressure status signal to a vehicle ecu: A dash switch module for a vehicle includes a controller transmitting a parking brake control request message to a vehicle ECU, a signal receiving component receiving a transmitted status signal from a sensor on the vehicle indicating a status of a vehicle component, and a processor receiving the transmitted status... Agent:

20140244128 - Vehicle braking control device: A vehicle braking control device includes a braking force simultaneous control mode executing unit capable of executing a braking force simultaneous control mode for simultaneously controlling right/left wheels cylinders by a brake hydraulic pressure circuit according to slip ratios of right/left wheels, a braking force independent control mode executing unit... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244129 - Efficiency-based speed control with traffic-compatible speed offsets: Vehicle apparatus includes a speed control for adjusting a vehicle powertrain of the vehicle in response to a speed setpoint. A grade estimator determines a road grade of a roadway where the vehicle is traveling. A traffic density estimator determines a density of traffic traveling on the roadway in the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140244130 - On-board real-time speed control setpoint variation using stochastic optimization: Vehicle apparatus adjusts a vehicle powertrain of the vehicle in response to a speed setpoint. An optimizer selects a control policy to periodically generate speed adjustments for applying to the speed setpoint to operate at increased efficiency. The control policy is based on a value function providing an optimized solution... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140244131 - Method for operating a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle with a combined longitudinal and transverse guidance function: Method for operating a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle having a combined longitudinal and transverse guidance function, wherein, starting from the combined operation of the longitudinal and transverse guidance function, the longitudinal guidance function is disconnected in response to the presence of at least one determined first disconnection... Agent: Audiag

20140244133 - Aircraft engine systems and methods for operating same: A device and a method for determining a residual life expectancy of a rotor of a gas turbine. The method includes receiving at a computer operating conditions of the gas turbine, receiving a gas turbine rotor inspection result, updating, based on the operating conditions of the gas turbine and the... Agent: Nuovo Pignone S.p.a.

20140244132 - System and method for 0n-wing engine trim verification: Devices and methods relating to gas turbine engines and engine temperature trim verification are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises acquiring signals representing a plurality of engine parameters measured while the engine is operating and determining a recommended trim thermocouple resistance based at least partly on the measured parameters. The engine... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140244134 - Throttle behaviour: A controller for controlling a power source in response to a throttle input, the throttle input representing the status of a throttle control in a range from a minimum state to a maximum state, the controller being configured to control the power source in dependence on both the current status... Agent: Mclaren Automotive Limited

20140244135 - Distinguishing between egr valve and oxygen sensor degradation: A diagnostic method for an engine having a valve for controlling dilution of intake air. The method comprises, during engine fueling, indicating a degradation of the valve when the valve is commanded closed but sensor output corresponds to an oxygen level below that of air. The method further comprises, absent... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140244137 - Fuel injection control device for internal combustion engine: When injecting fuel from a direct injector and a port injector such that a requested fuel injection amount is obtained in an internal combustion engine, the direct injector is driven in the following manner. After a target fuel injection amount for the fuel injection with the higher priority among fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244136 - Reducing engine misfire due to charge air cooler condensate using in-cylinder enrichment and a positive valve overlap: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting combustion parameters to increase combustion stability during conditions when condensate formed in a charge air cooler may enter cylinders of an engine. In response to increased mass air flow and a condensate level in the charge air cooler, the engine may combust a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140244138 - Method for controlling an engine during a restart: Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle, the engine being coupled to a transmission. One example method comprises, under selected braking conditions, shutting-off the engine and spinning-down the engine to rest while the vehicle is traveling, and in response to a foot-off-brake event, restarting... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140244139 - Vehicle stop control system: A vehicle stop control system capable of finely and properly determining traveling of a vehicle in a traffic jam to permit or inhibit automatic stop according to the determination result to ensure the effect of fuel economy improvement by automatic stop and avoiding inconveniences caused by frequent execution of automatic... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140244140 - Internal combustion engine control device: An electronic control device is applied to an internal combustion engine including an engine driving pump, circulates lubricant by use of a driving force of the internal combustion engine, and reduces that driving load of the pump which works on the internal combustion engine, by executing a low-pressure control to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244141 - Using camshaft timing device with hydraulic lock in an intermediate position for vehicle restarts: A method of using a mid-position lock VCT phaser in an engine with a stop-start mode of operation with the steps of: when the engine is in a stop mode of the stop-start mode: adjusting a duty cycle of an actuator coupled to the control valve of the phaser to... Agent: Borgwarner Inc.

20140244142 - Driving assistance system for vehicle: An object is to prevent a driving assistance system for a vehicle from causing a collision of the driver's own vehicle with a solid object by performing driving assistance. To achieve the object, when a solid object that can be an obstacle exists in the course of the driver's own... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140244143 - Method and apparatus for automatic estimated time of arrival calculation and provision: A system includes a processor configured to receive information relating to a vehicle location. The processor is also configured to determine one or more filters, based on the received information, for filtering out a plurality of non-specified locations from varied location types. Further, the processor is configured to apply filters... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140244144 - Vehicle apparatus and system for controlling platoon travel and method for selecting lead vehicle: A vehicle apparatus, a platoon travel control system and a method for selecting a lead vehicle using the vehicle apparatus and the platoon travel control system. Specifically, charges for platoon travel of surrounding vehicles is calculated based on input charge calculation conditions and the calculated charges are output by matching... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140244146 - Vehicle wrong-way travel detection device: A vehicle wrong-way travel detection device includes a map information storage unit where map information is stored, a decision-making point setting unit that sets, based upon the map information stored in the map information storage unit, the connecting point located ahead along a subject vehicle traveling direction as a decision-making... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.

20140244145 - Wireless vehicle detection system and associated methods having enhanced response time: Embodiments of the invention include a wireless vehicle detection systems and associated methods with extended range and battery life. The wireless vehicle detection system can include a plurality of sensor pods in communication with an access point without repeaters. Embodiments of the sensor pod can include a vehicle detector controller... Agent: Naztec, Inc.

20140244148 - Selective exchange of vehicle operational data: Velocity information can be beneficial to various entities including other vehicles and a central traffic monitoring and routing system. Vehicles with sensors can serve as velocity probes to update speeds that are shared via a more global service. However, individuals may be reluctant to provide location and velocity information given... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140244147 - System and method for using cellular network components to derive traffic information: A traffic reporting system and method for geographic area of interest. The system includes standard wireless telecommunication components configured to establish search criteria, determine a sample size, collect traffic information, calculate additional traffic information, and generate reports.... Agent: At&t Mobility Ii LLC

20140244149 - Traffic monitoring systems and methods: In an exemplary method, a mobile device provides mobile device attribute data to a traffic monitoring subsystem, receives traffic condition data generated by the traffic monitoring subsystem based at least in part on the mobile device attribute data, presents, by way of a user interface, the traffic condition data for... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20140244150 - Driver coaching system: A driver coaching system may have an input device generating an input signal indicative of a road condition. The system may also include an advisory device determining an output conveyed to a driver and indicative of a fuel efficiency rating based on an actual vehicle speed and an optimum fuel... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140244151 - Vehicle driving assistance system: An object of the invention is to provide, in a vehicle driving assistance system that provides assistance to avoid a collision between a host vehicle and a three-dimensional object causing an obstruction, a technique for avoiding assistance in which the host vehicle is guided to a region where the presence... Agent:

20140244152 - System and method for storing and providing routes: In one aspect, a system and method is provided whereby map-related requests from mobile devices are used to store and aggregate routes. The routes are then used to determine optimum directions in response to subsequent requests.... Agent: Google Inc.

20140244153 - Method and apparatus for processing location-based imaging and trace data: An approach is provided to process imaging data associated with location trace data of one or more links of a road. A processing platform may process and/or facilitate a processing of imaging data associated with location trace data of at least one link of a road to determine maneuvering information... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140244155 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a link information acquisition unit which acquires link information obtained by associating a reproduction location of contents with geographic information regarding geography associated with a story of the contents at the reproduction location; and a display control unit which performs control for... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140244154 - Method and apparatus for transit mapping: A method, apparatus and computer program products are provided for collecting and analyzing route to determine the routes of a transit system. One example method includes receiving GPS data from a plurality of buses or uses from along a transit roué, the discreet GPS reports organized into a set, generating... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140244156 - Method and apparatus for minimizing power consumption in a navigation system: An approach is provided for providing mechanisms to minimize power consumption in a navigation system while allowing for various levels of functionality and accuracy. A device may process telematics information and/or sensor information associated with at least one vehicle to determine an estimated location of the vehicle. Then the device... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140244158 - Method and apparatus for providing navigational guidance using the states of traffic signal: A method and apparatus for predicting traffic on a transportation network where real time data points are missing. In one embodiment, the missing data is estimated using a calibration model comprised of historical data that can be periodically updated, from select links constituting a relationship vector. The missing data can... Agent: Tomtom Global Assets B.v.

20140244157 - Vehicle navigation system and method: A vehicle navigation method comprises determining a present location of a host vehicle, including a road on which the host vehicle is traveling, determining a navigation route based on a destination and the present location of the vehicle, and determining a next navigation maneuver based on the navigation route and... Agent: Nissan North America, Inc.

20140244159 - Method of operating a navigation system using images: A navigation system comprises a processor, a geographic database and a guidance application executable on the processor. The guidance application obtains data from the geographic database and obtains a photographic image. The guidance application overlays an advertisement route highlight on said photographic image. The advertisement route highlight graphically illustrates a... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC

20140244160 - Augmented reality financial institution branch locator: An augmented reality financial institution “FI”) branch locator uses the display screen of a mobile computing device (“MCD”) to show a customer that customer's real-world view of physical reality through the camera of the MCD on the MCD display screen (“camera image”), locations of FI branches for that customer's FI... Agent: Moneydesktop, Inc. A Delaware Corporation

20140244161 - Method of generating a database for a navigation device, method of outputting a three-dimensional map, and navigation device: In a method of generating a database for use in outputting three- dimensional maps, a projection of a two-dimensional road vector onto a three-dimensional surface defined by digital terrain model data is determined. At least one three-dimensional road vector (94, 95, 98, 99) is determined based on the established projection... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh

20140244162 - Data mining in a digital map database to identify insufficient merge lanes along roads and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle: Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, an intersection without traffic signals and without a sufficient merge lane. A database that represents the road network is used to determine... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140244163 - Determining user device's starting location: A user device is equipped with one or more sensors that collect data relating to a movement of a user having the user device. An estimated area within which a starting location of the user device is located is determined based on one or more signals received from adjacent signal... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140244164 - Method and apparatus for formulating a positioning extent for map matching: An approach is provided for formulating a positioning extent for map matching. The positioning extent platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of a plurality of position data points acquired by at least one positioning system to determine one or more variations in the plurality of position data points with respect... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140244165 - Repositionable graphical current location indicator: A computer-implemented method includes determining a current location of a mobile device, displaying in a map viewport a first map area surrounding the current location of the mobile device and displaying on the first map area a graphical current location indicator representing the current location of the mobile device. The... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20140244166 - Apparatus and method for improved geo-location of utility equipment: A system for geographically locating a component of utility equipment may comprise a geo-location interface (GLI) in communication with and in proximity to the component, the GLI having a navigation system that provides geo-location data, wherein the GLI receives an input relating to an operating state of the component and... Agent: Eaton Corporation

20140244167 - Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for providing a location correction cache: An apparatus for correcting one or more detected locations may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including determining whether a detected location of a communication device was previously designated as an incorrect location. The computer program code may further... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140244168 - Positioning apparatus, integrated circuit apparatus, electronic device and program: A positioning apparatus 1 includes a first positioning unit 10 that performs first positioning processing that is performed based on a radio signal, an autonomous positioning sensor 20 that detects a state of the positioning apparatus 1, a second positioning unit 30 that performs second positioning processing that is performed... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140244169 - Verfahren zum bestimmen von lagedaten eines fahrzeuges: A method for determining location data for a vehicle, a control apparatus for performing the method, and to a vehicle having the control apparatus. The method includes measuring the driving dynamics data for the vehicle, measuring at least one distance of the vehicle from a stationary object and recording a... Agent:

20140244170 - Adaptive route proposals based on prior rides: User input including a start location and an end location of a desired ride may be received. A database may be searched for completed routes matching the user input. The completed routes may include location information and travel time information associated with the completed routes. Upon identifying one or more... Agent: Sap Ag

20140244172 - Guidance system for an individual in an unknown environment and method for implementing such a system: A guidance system (SG) for an individual (IND) moving in an unknown environment establishes a guidance loop (B) between a measurement module (MM) placed on the individual and a remote guidance platform (PG). In the measurement module, a means (CP) collects measurement data (DM) that are transmitted by another means... Agent: Cassidian Sas

20140244171 - Navigation system and method: A navigation system and a navigation method are provided. The navigation method includes: receiving, by a receiving unit of a server, driving information according to a route from an electronic device; analyzing, by a feature-analysis unit of the server, the driving information and determining that the driving information belongs to... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.

  
08/21/2014 > 104 patent applications in 55 patent subcategories.

20140236381 - Crop sensing display: Signals representing a sensed crop attribute are received for a least one forage plant in at least one row being harvested by one of a plurality of portions of a harvesting width engaged in harvesting. Control signals are generated causing the display to present information for plants harvested by the... Agent: Deere And Company

20140236386 - Driving assistance apparatus: A driving assistance apparatus includes a plurality of model candidates that define a correspondence relationship between a driving operation performed by a driver and information indicating relative positions of a moving body detected on a periphery of a host vehicle and the host vehicle. The driving assistance apparatus determines a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236383 - In-vehicle apparatus: An in-vehicle apparatus in a vehicle executes a vehicular application software-program and communicates with an information center that manages a general attribute of the application software-program. The in-vehicle apparatus includes an information acquisition section and an information transmission section. The information acquisition section acquires a general-attribute information data while the... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140236382 - Server request for downloaded information from a vehicle-based monitor: A system for triggered request for downloaded information from a vehicle-based monitor comprises a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The processor is coupled to the transmitter and the receiver. The processor is configured to determine whether it is desired to receive one or more data from a vehicle-based monitor.... Agent: Lytx, Inc.

20140236385 - Vehicle and method of tuning performance of same: A method for tuning a vehicle's performance may include measuring a plurality of parameters representing the vehicle's current handling condition and the vehicle's limit handling condition, determining a margin between the vehicle's current handling condition and limit handling condition, characterizing the driver's dynamic control of the vehicle based on the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140236384 - Vehicle control software and vehicle control apparatus: A vehicle control software includes control data serving as information for controlling a vehicle; a public side software component serving as a software component for laying open the control data; a plurality of reference side software components each serving as a software component for referring to the control data; and... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140236388 - Aerial display system with floating pixels: A system for performing an aerial display. The system includes a plurality of UAVs each including a propulsion device and a display payload, and the system includes a ground station system with a processor executing a fleet manager module and memory storing a different flight plan and a set of... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20140236391 - Apparatus and method for controlling an unmanned vehicle: In one or more embodiments, an apparatus and method for operating an unmanned and autonomous vehicle includes a sensor management module configured to direct sensors as to what function they are to provide; a mission management module configured to provide execute function capabilities; an effects management module configured to provide... Agent:

20140236387 - Clickable camera window: Embodiments are directed to receiving, by a control station, an input including a command for re-location of a vehicle from a first location to a second location, the input identifying the second location, determining, by the control station, at least one of a distance, a direction, an altitude, and a... Agent: Sikorksy Aircraft Corporation

20140236392 - Mobile control system: A first control signal is computed according to a first control rule, and a second control signal is computed according to a second control rule sophisticated more than the first control rule. Based on a condition of a communication between an external center and a communication module of each vehicle,... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140236393 - Orienting a user interface of a controller for operating a self-propelled device: A self-propelled device determines an orientation for its movement based on a pre-determined reference frame. A controller device is operable by a user to control the self-propelled device. The controller device includes a user interface for controlling at least a direction of movement of the self-propelled device. The self-propelled device... Agent: Orbotix, Inc.

20140236389 - System and method of dynamically modifying a user interface based on safety level: A method of dynamically altering a user experience based on safety level is provided. A first user experience is provided to a user in a vehicle. The information is received from an information source. The information is used to calculate a safety level score for a vehicle. Then, a second... Agent: Ebay Inc.

20140236390 - Vertical takeoff and landing (vtol) small unmanned aerial system for monitoring oil and gas pipelines: Extended-range monitoring and surveillance of facilities and infrastructure—such as oil, water, and gas pipelines and power lines—employs autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capable, small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) aircraft and docking platforms for accommodating the sUAS aircraft. Monitoring and surveillance of facilities using one or more embodiments may be... Agent:

20140236395 - Device for making available navigation parameter values of a vehicle: A device for making available navigation parameter values of a vehicle is provided. The device includes components distributed in the following categories: several sensors collecting measurement data relating to at least one navigation parameter of the vehicle; several computers processing the measurement data collected by the sensors and calculating said... Agent:

20140236396 - Method and system for detecting jamming and/or uncontrolled movement of an aircraft control surface: A system for detecting jamming and/or uncontrolled movement of an aircraft control surface includes first means for estimating the value of at least one parameter of an equation simulating the feedback loop dynamic of the control surface, according to a recursive autoregressive method with exogenous variable of RARX type in... Agent: Institut Polytechnique De Bordeaux

20140236394 - Methods and systems for aircraft data communications over heterogeneous connectivity: Methods and systems for communicating data between an aircraft and an off-board network are provided. The method includes pre-loading data for the aircraft onto a secure power unit, communicatively coupling the aircraft to the secure power unit, validating the aircraft at the secure power unit based on air traffic management... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140236397 - Systems and methods providing a fuel-efficient rta implementation with uncertain winds: Flight management systems and control methods for meeting a required time of arrival (RTA) with reduced fuel burn. An example method can account for probabilistic wind forecast uncertainty in RTA calculations by reformulating the speed and thrust profile problem as a multi-stage stochastic program, using a wind forecast uncertainty model... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20140236399 - Method and device for estimating an unwanted pitch moment of an aircraft, and applications to the pitch control of the aircraft: A method and device for estimating an unwanted pitch moment of an aircraft, and applications to the pitch control of the aircraft. The device estimates an unwanted pitch moment, which can be used to form a compensation command which is added to a standard deflection command with the aim of... Agent:

20140236398 - Vision-based aircraft landing aid: The present invention discloses a vision-based aircraft landing aid. During landing, it acquires a sequence of raw runway images. The raw runway image is first corrected for the roll angle (γ). The altitude (A) can be calculated based on the runway width (W) and the properties related to both extended... Agent: Chengdu HaicunIPTechnology LLC

20140236400 - Laser landing altimeter for precision aircraft landing aid: The present invention discloses a laser landing altimeter for precision aircraft landing aid. Its measurement unit measures distance using a modulated laser beam with centimeter accuracy. Its processing unit predicts the future altitude based on a realistic landing altitude model and determines the landing maneuver time (the time to initiate... Agent: Chengdu HaicunIPTechnology LLC

20140236401 - Star tracker rate estimation with kalman filter enhancement: An attitude estimator that uses star tracker measurements and enhanced Kalman filtering, with or without attitude data, to provide three-axis rate estimates. The enhanced Kalman filtering comprises taking an average of forward and rearward propagations of the Kalman filter states and the error covariances. The star tracker-based rate estimates can... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140236410 - Control device for hybrid vehicle: A control device for a hybrid vehicle, including a mode whereby the vehicle runs using a motor only, and a mode whereby the vehicle uses both the motor and an engine. When the motor temperature of an MG(2) exceeds a threshold temperature, an ECU moves from a running mode that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236406 - Control device of vehicle drive device: The present invention provides a control device of a vehicle drive device having an engine that is a drive power source for running, a manual transmission receiving power of the engine via a clutch, an electric motor acting as a drive power source for running disposed on the downstream side... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236409 - Control system for electric vehicle, and electric vehicle equipped therewith: A control system for an electric vehicle includes: an electricity storage device that performs charging and discharging of electrical power; a plurality of load devices that receive supply of electrical power from the electricity storage device and perform operations; and a control device that controls the electricity storage device and... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140236405 - Controller for hybrid vehicle: A controller for hybrid vehicle includes: an electric generator that generates an electricity by a power of an internal combustion engine; an electric storage apparatus that is able to store the generated electricity of the electric generator; an electric motor that generates a vehicle driving power through at least the... Agent:

20140236402 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle which starts an engine safely by using a remote switch even when a charging plug is connected is provided. The hybrid vehicle can be charged from an external power source. The controller of the hybrid vehicle executes the following process, when an engine start request is received... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236403 - Method and apparatus for route completion likelihood display: A system includes a processor configured to send likelihood-of-success request, including vehicle state information. The processor is further configured to receive information representing likelihood of reaching route points, utilizing a current vehicle charge, along with effects on the likelihood based on one or more power utilization changes. The processor is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140236404 - Method and apparatus for route completion likelihood display: A system includes a processor configured to send likelihood-of-success request, including vehicle state information. The processor is further configured to receive information representing likelihood of reaching route points, utilizing a current vehicle charge, along with effects on the likelihood based on one or more power utilization changes. The processor is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140236408 - Method and device to provide adaptive oil priming functionality: A method and a device are provided for operating a pre-lubrication system for an internal combustion engine of a hybrid electrical vehicle after vehicle start up, wherein the hybrid electrical vehicle also comprises. The electric engine is turned on at vehicle start up and the internal combustion engine is turned... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140236407 - Power management in an electrically-assisted vehicle: The invention relates to a method for energy management in an electrically assisted vehicle, comprising the following steps: a) determining the quantity of total energy required for a journey; and b) allocating a quantity of electrical energy to the journey and deducing the quantity of human energy required for the... Agent: Decathlon

20140236411 - Vehicle and method of controlling vehicle: A vehicle includes a driving source generating driving power for running the vehicle, and a control device for controlling the driving source. The control device performs driving power variation operation on the driving source in which the driving source is switched between a first state where the driving source generates... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236412 - Apparatus and method for automatically parking vehicle: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for automatically parking a vehicle. The apparatus for automatically parking a vehicle includes a location/heading information provision unit and a parking algorithm computation unit. The location/heading information provision unit calculates the corrected distances of movement of first and second wheels of the vehicle... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140236413 - System and method for coordinating movement of mobile drive units: A method for moving one or more mobile drive units within a workspace includes receiving, from a first mobile drive unit, a reservation request requesting use of a first path segment to move in a first direction. The method further includes determining that a second mobile drive unit is currently... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

20140236414 - Method to detect nearby aggressive drivers and adjust driving modes: A computing device may be configured to receive sensor information indicative of respective characteristics of vehicles on a road of travel of a first vehicle. The computing device may be configured to identify, based on the respective characteristics, a second vehicle that exhibits an aggressive driving behavior manifested as an... Agent: Google Inc.

20140236415 - System for monitoring a measurement chain of a turbojet engine: A method and a system for monitoring a measuring chain arranged to collect over time measures relating to a turbojet engine of an aircraft, the system including a processor configured to build a health indicator of the measuring chain based on counting transitions between successive health words defining a validity... Agent: Snecma

20140236416 - Method and system for automatically establishing a communication connection to a vehicle: A method for automatically establishing a communication connection to a vehicle at a repair shop work station, including the tasks of connecting a plurality of mobile communication interfaces to one of a plurality of vehicles, establishing biunique assignments of the vehicles to the particular mobile communication interfaces connected to the... Agent:

20140236417 - Method and system for securing a vehicle offered for rent, and vehicle rental facility implementing such a system or such a method: The invention relates to a method (200) for securing a traveling electric vehicle offered for rent; said method including the following steps: measuring (206) at least one value of at least one parameter relating to said vehicle, comparing (208) the value of said parameter to at least one predetermined value,... Agent:

20140236418 - Shovel, shovel management device, and shovel management method: A machine controller controls a display device. The machine controller displays a suspected component which is estimated to be defective on the display device such that priority associated with the suspected component can be recognized, on the basis of failure estimation information including the suspected component and the priority associated... Agent:

20140236419 - Monitoring device for at least one subunit of a hydraulic braking system and method for examining a functional capability of at least one subunit of a hydraulic braking system: A monitoring device for, and a method for examining a functional capability of, at least one subunit of a hydraulic braking system includes: ascertaining at least one pressure variable of a pressure prevailing in the hydraulic braking system, and comparing the ascertained pressure variable to a predefined comparative value range,... Agent:

20140236424 - Fluid delivery system: A system for a machine operating on a worksite is provided. The system includes an image capturing device configured to provide an image feed associated with a fluid dispensing arrangement of the machine. The system includes a position detection module configured to generate a position signal indicative of a current... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140236423 - Method for assisting a user of a motor vehicle, multimedia system, and motor vehicle: A method for assisting a user of a motor vehicle, including: acquiring parameters associated with a context in which the motor vehicle is being used; developing a list of suggested actions; selecting a suggested action from among the list of suggested actions in accordance with the context in which the... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140236421 - Methods and apparatus for transmission control of a transit vehicle: Methods and apparatus are provided for controlling a transmission of a transit vehicle. A Vehicle Logic Unit (VLU) authenticates an operator of the transit vehicle, upon start-up of the transit vehicle and the VLU. The VLU transmits a signal enabling operator control of the transmission of the transit vehicle, when... Agent: Clever Devices, Ltd.

20140236420 - Trailer theft detection and alarm: An electronic control unit used in, e.g., a towing vehicle includes a processing device configured to determine an initial electrical load of a trailer system, detect changes in the electrical load, and generate an alarm signal if the electrical load is substantially different from the initial electrical load. A method... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140236422 - Vehicle data setting system and output setting method thereof: A vehicle data setting system is provided with auxiliary connection terminals as standard equipment in addition to connection terminals normally used. When an output setting instruction is inputted to the vehicle data setting system from a failure diagnosis tool, output data to be outputted from the connection terminals are changed... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20140236425 - Method and system of controlling the stability of a two-wheeled vehicle by electronically adjustable suspension: The present invention relates to a method of controlling the stability of a two-wheeled vehicle including a first wheel associated with a first suspension and a second wheel associated with a second suspension. The method includes: detecting a signal representing the roll angle and detecting a signal representing the roll... Agent: E-shock S.r.l.

20140236427 - Electric power steering control apparatus and method: Disclosed herein are an electric power steering control apparatus and method. The electric power steering control apparatus includes a first determination unit which determines whether or not first current torque estimation information is in a first state of being out of a preset first reference torque estimation information range, a... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140236426 - Moving body control system, moving body control method, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing control program: A moving body control system includes a driving velocity detector that detects a driving velocity of a driving device that drives a moving body, a posture state detecting device that detects posture information of the moving body, a posture controller that produces a first driving velocity command for the driving... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236428 - Driving support system for a vehicle: When a solid object is recognized in the direction of movement of an own vehicle, in a system which carries out driving support of a vehicle, turning control of the own vehicle is performed by a support control unit in order to avoid a collision with the solid object. Then,... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236429 - Method and apparatus for detecting pedestrian vehicle impact: An apparatus (50) detects a pedestrian/vehicle impact, the apparatus including a plurality of sensors (62, 64, 66) mounted near a forward location of a vehicle (52), each sensor providing an associated signal indicative of an impact event. A metric determining device (80) determines metric values for each of the sensor... Agent: Trw Automotive U.s. LLC

20140236430 - Danger sensing apparatus of vehicle and control method thereof: A danger sensing apparatus includes a data collecting unit disposed at each of a side rear-view mirror of the vehicle and an inner portion of the vehicle to collect image data of a side region of the vehicle and a situation of a door region of the inner portion of... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140236431 - Soil compaction reduction system and method: A soil compaction reduction system and method determine a path through the field for a mobile machine or control a soil compaction characteristic of the mobile machine based upon a varying soil compaction characteristic of the mobile machine as the mobile machine traverses the field and based upon a soil... Agent: Deere And Company

20140236432 - Systems and methods for monitoring a fluid system of a mining machine: A method of monitoring a fluid system of a mining machine. The method including sensing a pressure level of a fluid in the fluid system of the mining machine to generate pressure level data; analyzing the pressure level data to detect pressure level deviations; determining at least one selected from... Agent:

20140236433 - Power-split transmission for a traction drive and method for controlling the transmission: A power-split transmission for a traction drive includes a hydraulic power branch and a further power branch. In order to control a velocity, a displacement volume of a hydraulic pump of the hydraulic power branch is configured to be adjusted by a hydraulic actuating device. For the purpose of adjustment,... Agent: Dana Rexroth Transmission Systems

20140236435 - Shift by wire system: A shift by wire system for a motor vehicle, having a transmission control device and an actuation assembly, operationally connected thereto via an electrical connection. The actuation assembly is designed to generate a signal relating to an intention of the driver, corresponding to a position of the gearshift lever, by... Agent:

20140236434 - System and method for route identification using a low cost gps system: A system and method for identifying and analyzing a route using an inexpensive GPS system is provided. The system and method provides a location for storing GPS and vehicle operating data for at least one route, requiring a plurality of runs over the at least one route. Once a predetermined... Agent:

20140236436 - Structure for preventing a baulking of manual transmission e-shifter: A structure for preventing baulking of a manual transmission E-shifter includes a vibration motor disposed in a knob of a manual transmission E-shifter and a return actuator automatically returning the manual transmission E-shifter to a NULL range. The structure makes a driver recognize mis-engagement and automatically shifts to a NULL... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140236437 - Shift control device of automatic transmission: A target shift stage comes to a high speed stage at t2, during reduction toward zero of a motor torque by an accelerator pedal releasing operation from t1, and an up-shift shift request along with the torque reduction is generated. The shift request is executed for the first time at... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140236440 - Method of setting transmission shift points in real-time based upon an engine performance curve: The present invention provides a method for setting a shift point for shifting a transmission for a powered vehicle between a first gear ratio and a second gear ratio. The method includes determining input power data points based on real-time input torque data. The input torque data includes a maximum... Agent:

20140236438 - Procedure for operating a transmission device, particularly a 9-speed-transmission: A method for operating a 9-speed transmission which changes operating states by actuating shift elements. At least one of the shift elements is a form-locking shift element, which disengages to implement a defined transmission operating state during which the power flow, between transmission input and output shafts, is present or... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

20140236439 - Procedure for operating a transmission device, particularly a 9-speed-transmission: A method of operating a transmission device. At least one of the shift elements is a form-locking shift element. A sensor is associated with the form-locking shift element which can determine an operating state of the form-locking shift element. When a request to disengage the form-locking shift element occurs, a... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

20140236441 - Gear shift indication device: In a hybrid vehicle provided with a continuously variable electric transmission mechanism capable of sequential shift mode, a minimum engine rotational speed is specified for each gear specified in the sequential shift mode so that the lower the gear, the greater the minimum engine rotational speed. When the engine rotational... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236442 - Device and method for control of a motor vehicle's propulsion: A method, a device and a computer program for control of a motor vehicle's propulsion. When a clutch torque (Req T) is demanded by a driver activating of an accelerator pedal, the degree of closure (G) of the vehicle's clutch actuator is controlled by feedback on the basis of a... Agent:

20140236443 - Automatic control of driveline states: A method for controlling a vehicle driveline uses sensors to estimate a need for powering secondary wheels for each of a plurality of conditions. The estimates are scaled and the scaled estimates summed. Only primary wheels are powered when the summed estimates are less than a reference value. Both the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140236444 - Method and device for reducing the likelihood of theft at a gas station or a charging station for motor vehicles: A method for preventing fuel theft at a gas station or a charging station for motor vehicles is provided. The method includes determining whether a refueling process or recharging process of a motor vehicle is taking place and activating an emergency operating mode of the motor vehicle until a payment... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140236445 - Method for estimating tire parameters for a vehicle: A method for estimating tire parameters for a vehicle, including measuring a reference movement for the vehicle and modeling a model movement for the vehicle on the basis of a model that does not include the tire parameters to be estimated, and estimating the tire parameters of the vehicle on... Agent:

20140236446 - Refuse vehicle control system and method of controlling a refuse vehicle: The present invention relates to a control system for a refuse vehicle and a method for controlling a refuse vehicle provided with at least one refuse container location sensor, at least one vehicle speed control, and one or more electronics. The one or more electronics receive and process signals from... Agent: Volvo Group North America, LLC

20140236447 - Brake hydraulic pressure control device for vehicle: A brake hydraulic pressure control device for a vehicle in which operation of a hydraulic pressure adjustment unit that can carry out adjustment involving individually increasing/decreasing brake hydraulic pressures applied to wheel brakes for front and rear wheels is controlled for allowing differential pressure between brake hydraulic pressures of the... Agent:

20140236448 - Arrangement and method for adapting a cruise control system in a vehicle: A cruise control arrangement for a vehicle includes a cruise control speed function, a cruise control brake function and at least one selectable economy level, having a set maximum speed value corresponding to a maximum allowed vehicle speed, a set brake speed value corresponding to a brake cruise speed and... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20140236449 - Method and apparatus for reducing motor vehicle traffic flow instabilities and increasing vehicle throughput: A method and apparatus are disclosed for reducing traffic flow instabilities and increasing vehicle throughput by monitoring the distances and velocities of motor vehicles leading and following a center vehicle and controlling the velocities of the vehicles to maintain a steady relative distance between the center vehicle and the leading... Agent:

20140236451 - Avionics method and device for monitoring a turbomachine at startup: a recognition training step, based on the associations, to enable a thermal context of the turbine engine to be used to recognize the presence of a rotor thermal unbalance to be taken into account in order to avoid contacts between the rotor and the stator on starting.... Agent: Snecma

20140236450 - Determining the deterioration of a gas turbine engine in use: r

20140236453 - Method and device for monitoring an engagement process of an engaging pinion of a starter motor: A method for monitoring an engagement process of an engaging pinion of a starter motor for a vehicle drive, in which an armature of the starter motor is moved, includes detecting a magnetic coil signal while current is applied to the magnetic coil of the magnet, in order to obtain... Agent:

20140236452 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: A method for operating an internal combustion engine is described. A base controlled variable for influencing an actual value of an operating variable of the internal combustion engine is ascertained. The actual value of the operating variable is compared to a setpoint value of the operating variable. A correcting variable... Agent:

20140236455 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for the internal combustion engine has a multicore processor mounted with a plurality of the cores, calculates various tasks regarding an operation of the internal combustion engine, and distributes the tasks to the plurality of the cores respectively to perform a calculation, and a controller that makes... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236454 - Control device for a motor vehicle and method for operating the control device for a motor vehicle: A control device for a motor vehicle, with which a control input carried out by at least one finger can be detected, includes a transmitter unit to transmit a signal to the finger, a receiving unit to receive a signal reflected from the finger, a control surface element, which is... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140236456 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine (10) including a control target (60V, 52) that controls controlled variable (Pim, Regr). The control apparatus according to the invention is capable of selectively performing single control that is control for controlling the controlled variable to a target... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140236457 - Engine providing a self-adjusting system and a method to save fuel in accordance with a practical driving state of a vehicle: An engine provides a self-adjusting system and a method to save fuel in accordance with a practical driving state of a vehicle. The engine self-adjusting system includes an information center and a plurality of onboard computers. Each onboard computers has a vehicle controlling module for adjusting a response features of... Agent:

20140236458 - Method for performing evaporative emission system diagnostics on engines configured for stop-start operation: A method of operating an engine in a vehicle equipped with an evaporative emissions system is described. The engine is configured to perform automatically an engine stop and an engine restart when the vehicle stops moving to increase fuel economy of the vehicle. The method includes the steps of determining... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20140236459 - Stop/start control to increase microhybrid vehicle battery charge: A stop/start system of a vehicle autostops and autostarts an engine and, in response to an identification of a drive cycle destination indicating that the vehicle will remain parked for at least a predefined period of time, prevents autostopping of the engine during the drive cycle to increase a state... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140236461 - Method and start assisting system for facilitating start activities of a vehicle: The present disclosure relates to a start assisting system and a method performed by a start assisting system for facilitating start activities preceding start of an engine of a vehicle. The start assisting system determines whether predetermined pre-start conditions are fulfilled, which pre-start conditions comprise a condition associated with a... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140236460 - Methods, devices and systems for glow plug operation of a combustion engine: A glow plug control apparatus for an engine of a motor vehicle, comprising at least one glow plug; a power source to apply electric power to the at least one glow plug; and a control unit comprising a microprocessor configured and arranged to determine glow plug supply power to be... Agent: Southwest Research Institute

20140236464 - Crowd sourced traffic reporting: A traffic reporting service may allow for the generation of more reliable and accurate traffic reports, maps, and forecasts based on various data types and sources. Data sources include public sector sources, private entities, and end users providing crowd sourced data. Crowd sourced data is collected, verified, and used to... Agent:

20140236463 - Enhanced clear path detection in the presence of traffic infrastructure indicator: A method for detecting a clear path of travel for a vehicle utilizing analysis of a plurality of images generated by a camera device located upon the vehicle includes monitoring the images. The images are analyzed including determining a clear path upon which a potential road surface can be estimated... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140236462 - Navigation systems that enhance driver awareness: Navigation systems that enhance driver awareness are provided. Information associated with a location of a vehicle may be determined. Based at least in part upon the determined location, awareness information associated with the vehicle may be collected. The awareness information may include at least one of crime information, accident information,... Agent:

20140236465 - System and method for connecting user actions on a touchscreen electronic flight strip system: An electronic flight strip system and method of operation are disclosed. One such method receives a non-stylus touch on a touchscreen display that displays an electronic flight strip having a plurality of fields. A context-based reaction to the electronic flight strip is caused in response to which field of the... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140236466 - Devices and methods for encouraging fuel efficient driving behavior: The invention discloses methods and devices for improving the fuel economy of a trip in a vehicle. Sensors are located in and around a vehicle so as to provide at least one computing element a plurality of date for analysis. The computing element may determine the driving environment in which... Agent:

20140236467 - Method and apparatus for route completion likelihood display: A system includes a processor configured to send likelihood-of-success request, including vehicle state information. The processor is further configured to receive information representing likelihood of reaching route points, utilizing a current vehicle charge, along with effects on the likelihood based on one or more power utilization changes. The processor is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140236468 - Customizing destination images while reaching towards a desired task: Customized images can be used to improve navigation of a user to a particular destination. For example, a mobile device can receive a first destination location of the first user. Additionally, the mobile device can receive one or more media files of the first destination location, wherein at least one... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140236471 - Collision warning system: A method of estimating a time to collision (TTC) of a vehicle with an object comprising: acquiring a plurality of images of the object; and determining a TTC from the images that is responsive to a relative velocity and relative acceleration between the vehicle and the object.... Agent: Mobileye Technologies Ltd.

20140236470 - Method for determining an instantaneous or anticipated probable zone of occupancy of an aircraft in an airport navigation zone: Other steps of the method make it possible to refine this first safety zone depending on whether the aircraft is in a taxiing or takeoff phase and depending on whether it is calculated at the present instant or at the future instant.... Agent:

20140236469 - Onboard map display of positions of other aircraft flying in the vicinity of an individual aircraft: Onboard an individual aircraft, a map showing aircraft flying in the vicinity of the individual aircraft is displayed on a monitor. Navigation satellite technology, such as GPS, onboard the individual aircraft is used to determine the position of the individual aircraft. Via a communications network, position-indication signals indicating the determined... Agent:

20140236473 - Lane guidance display system, lane guidance display method, and lane guidance display program: A display control unit that causes a display unit to display a front image on which a guide line is superimposed, wherein the guide line has a front end point that indicates a position inside a recommended lane and has a rear end point that indicates a position rearward of... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140236472 - Navigation systems and associated methods: Navigation systems and associated methods for providing navigation services are provided. Information associated with a desired route for a vehicle, such as a route between a current location and a desired destination, may be determined. Additionally, contextual information associated with the vehicle may be identified. Based upon the desired route... Agent:

20140236474 - Systems, methods, and apparatus to determine physical location and routing within a field of low power beacons: A non-time of flight or time of arrival position location system for accurate determination of a user's location in an enclosed, indoor, or covered environment can include a number of beacons mounted in an arrangement within the environment. Each of the beacons is mounted in a known location and transmits... Agent: IntermecIPCorp.

20140236475 - Methods and systems for navigation in indoor environments: Several methods and systems for navigation in an indoor environment are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving coded data corresponding to a plurality of destinations in an indoor environment. The coded data is received on a device associated with a user from at least one data source provided... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140236476 - Mobile device positioning: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for determining a mobile device location. An example of a method for determining a mobile device location includes receiving signals from a transmitter, measuring signal characteristics of the received signals, and downloading data from a database corresponding to a defined region associated with the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140236477 - Positioning system utilizing enhanced perception-based localization: A positioning system and method for determining a position of a machine on a worksite are disclosed. The method may store a map of the worksite which includes one or more known objects in the worksite. The method may determine whether a locating device associated with the machine is accurately... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140236478 - Method and system that open data, files and applications automatically based on geographic location: In its simplest, basic form, the invention involves personal electronic devices that automatically open data, files and applications, based on geographic location. The device for automatically using data, files and/or applications includes means for continuously automatically precisely locating the exact global physical location of the device; and, means for identifying... Agent:

20140236479 - Attitude estimation for pedestrian navigation using low cost mems accelerometer in mobile applications, and processing methods, apparatus and systems: A user-heading determining system (10) for pedestrian use includes a multiple-axis accelerometer (110) having acceleration sensors; a device-heading sensor circuit (115) physically situated in a fixed relationship to the accelerometer (110); an electronic circuit (100) operable to generate signals representing components of acceleration sensed by the accelerometer (110) sensors, and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140236480 - Real-time movement path estimation apparatus and method using visible light communication: The present invention relates to a real-time movement path estimation apparatus using visible light communication. A server for performing communication with an agent for tracking a location of a client which is a target to be tracked includes an agent management unit for setting the agent and the client. A... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140236481 - Route guidance apparatus and method: Provided is a route guidance apparatus and method including receiving at least two pieces of route information provided from at least two route providing servers, analyzing the at least two pieces of route information and converting the at least two analyzed pieces of route information to a common data format,... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140236483 - Method and apparatus for determining travel path geometry based on mapping information: An approach for determining the geometry of a path of travel of a vehicle based on mapping information is described. A map based projection platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of mapping information associated with at least one path of travel of at least one vehicle to determine a geometry... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140236484 - Navigation device and navigation method: An object of the present invention is to provide navigation device and method, which are capable of preventing a user from erroneously recognizing a region, through which the user moves, while suppressing annoyance to the user, which follows guidance of a border. The navigation device according to the present invention... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140236482 - Path curve confidence factors: In one embodiment, navigational features of a navigation device are activated or deactivated according to the accuracy of the geographic data. The navigation features may be predictive features related to upcoming portions of a path curve. The path curve is compared to measured data. For example, a first curve is... Agent: Navteq B.v.

  
08/14/2014 > 80 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20140229032 - Broadcast of automobile related information: Through the present subject matter, mobile devices subscribers may be provided information pertaining to a motor vehicle. The characteristics of the motor vehicle are monitored. The information indicative of the monitored characteristics is sent to an entity that is not performing the monitoring of the motor vehicle. The mobile device... Agent:

20140229035 - Devices, systems and methods for controlling permitted settings on a vehicle: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for altering permitted settings of a vehicle according to a driver identified through short range wireless communication. The vehicle captures a unique identifier from a wireless communication device of the driver of the vehicle. This unique identifier is used to reference a database to... Agent: At&t Mobility Ii LLC

20140229034 - Sensor location method and system: The present invention applies model-based processing to a sensor output from a sensor such as a sonar, radar, or laser range finder. In particular, embodiments of the invention use a priori knowledge of a model signal return expected from a particular object to identify the location of the object relative... Agent:

20140229033 - Serviceability strategy for machine control system: A system and method for controlling a machine is provided. For example, the method includes coupling removeably, at an on-board controller module of a machine, a first identification device, reading, using a reader in the on-board controller module, a code stored in the first identification device, receiving, at the on-board... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140229038 - Electrical load management system: An electrical load life-cycle management and analysis system and method are disclosed. In the system and method, a database module stores electrical system configuration data and electrical system requirements, and an electrical system analysis module determines electrical system performance characteristics as a function of and based on the electrical system... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140229037 - Method of driving a main rotor of a rotorcraft in rotation in compliance with a speed of rotation setpoint of variable value: The present invention provides a method of driving a main rotor (2) of a rotorcraft (1) in rotation. A regulation setpoint (C) for a power plant (3) used for driving the main rotor (2) at a variable speed of rotation is generated by a control unit (4) and is transmitted... Agent: Eurocopter

20140229036 - Method of driving rotation of a rotorcraft rotor by anticipating torque needs between two rotary speed setpoints of the rotor: A method of driving a rotorcraft rotor (1, 2) at variable controlled speeds. Starting from a required speed (Nr), a setpoint for total power (Pt) is calculated while taking account of an anticipated power (Pf) to be delivered by the power plant (3) for driving the main rotor (1) at... Agent: Eurocopter

20140229039 - Methods and apparatus to mitigate instrument landing system overflight interference: Systems and methods to mitigate instrument landing system (ILS) overflight interference are disclosed. An example method performing a first measurement of a position of an aircraft relative to a first location based on an instrument landing system, performing a second measurement of the position of the aircraft based on inertial... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140229042 - Brake control device for a brake system of a rail vehicle, brake system, rail vehicle and method for operating a brake control device: A brake control device for a brake system of a rail vehicle, wherein the brake control device detects strain during a braking process on at least one friction brake device actuated during the braking process, the brake control device further stores wear data based on the detected strain in a... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme F&#xdc R Schienenfahrzeuge Gmbh

20140229040 - Railway safety critical systems with task redundancy and asymmetric communications capability: A railway safety critical application system substitutes commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and/or software for railway-domain specific product components, yet is validated to conform to railway safety critical system failure-free standards. The safety critical system uses a pair of tasks executed on a controller of a COTS personal computer or within... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.

20140229041 - Stopping time calculation module: A stopping-time calculation module for a vehicle contains a communication device, which enables communication with one or more other vehicles in order to transmit the vehicle's own travel-related data and/or to receive travel-related data of another vehicle or vehicles. An evaluation device is connected to the communication device and is... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140229052 - Control device for hybrid vehicle: A control device for a hybrid vehicle, including a mode whereby the vehicle runs using a motor only, and a mode whereby the vehicle uses both the motor and an engine. When the motor temperature of an MG(2) exceeds a threshold temperature, an ECU moves from a running mode that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140229048 - Control system and control method for hybrid vehicle: A control system and control method for a hybrid vehicle, which is capable of suppressing fuel consumption, thereby making it possible to improve fuel economy, when the hybrid vehicle is caused to travel using motive power of at least one of an electric motor and an internal combustion engine is... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140229050 - Information processing apparatus, motor-driven movable body, and discharge control method: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a travelable information display unit that displays before a discharge, regarding motor-driven movable bodies of a discharge source and a discharge destination driven by using electric power of batteries, information about places to which the motor-driven movable body of the discharge source... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140229051 - Method and device for controlling a powertrain: A method controlling a powertrain fitted in an automobile and including an electric motor including a rotor and stator, the method including: regulation of currents of the rotor and the stator via control signals from the electric motor, wherein the currents and control signals are expressed in a rotating coordinate... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140229044 - Method and system for controlling a user requested shift in a hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle has an engine, an electric machine connected to the engine by an upstream clutch, a transmission gearbox connected to the electric machine by a downstream clutch, and a controller. The controller is configured to, in response to a user commanded shift of the transmission, control the electric... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140229049 - Method for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for assisting a driver of a motor vehicle, in particular of an electric vehicle, during a driving process for overcoming an obstacle which is close to the ground and has a slow speed. In this context, the method has the following steps: transmission (S1)... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140229045 - Method for operating a vehicle with an electric drive machine: A method for operating a vehicle having an electric machine for driving the vehicle and a brake system. Electric energy can be recovered from a movement of the vehicle by the electric machine. In the method, a state of the brake system of the vehicle is determined, and an actuation... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140229047 - Method of recuperating energy from a motor vehicle: A system and method for recuperating energy from a motor vehicle is described in which during an engine overrun period kinetic energy from the slowing motor vehicle is used to drive a high pressure fuel pump at a high demand level so as to store fuel at high pressure in... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140229046 - Power management method for an electrically-assisted vehicle: The invention relates to a power management method for an electrically assisted vehicle, comprising the following steps: a) determining the total amount of power required for a journey; and b) assigning an amount of electric power to the journey and deducing therefrom the amount of human power required for the... Agent: Decathlon

20140229043 - Systems and methods for implementing dynamic operating modes and control policies for hybrid electric vehicles: Systems and/or methods for controlling dual motor-dual clutch powertrains for HEV and PHEV vehicles are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed comprising: determining the state of charge (SOC) of said batteries; determining the speed of the vehicle; if the SOC is greater than a given first threshold, selecting... Agent: Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

20140229053 - Autonomous mobile device: An electronic controller defining an autonomous mobile device includes a self-location estimation unit to estimate a self-location based on a local map that is created according to distance/angle information relative to an object in the vicinity and the travel distance of an omni wheel, an environmental map creation unit to... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20140229054 - Method and device for detecting wear on an electric bicycle: A method for detecting wear on at least one component of an electric bicycle, includes: monitoring the operating condition of the at least one component with the aid of at least one sensor; detecting the stress on the component over the duration of operation; and displaying the need for service... Agent:

20140229055 - Mining machine information collection system: An information collection device of an information collection system of a mining machine collects operation information from the dump truck. The information collection device transmits a position information request command to request the transmission of position information about the dump truck through a second wireless communication device at a predetermined... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140229056 - Method for predicting a horizontal stabilizer fault: A method of predicting a horizontal stabilizer system fault in an aircraft, where the method includes receiving data relevant to a characteristic of the pitch of the aircraft during flight, comparing the received data to a reference pitch characteristic, predicting a fault in the horizontal stabilizer system based on the... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems Limited

20140229057 - Determining a braking force for a rail vehicle: A control device for a brake system of a rail vehicle, wherein the brake system includes a friction bracket device which is dependent on frictional engagement. The control device determines a braking effect applied during a braking process on the basis of a brake pressure or brake current and at... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme F&#xdc R Schienenfahrzeuge Gmbh

20140229058 - Brake force detection for dynamic brakes of a rail vehicle: A control device for a rail vehicle, the rail vehicle having a braking system with at least one dynamic braking device and at least one further braking device. The control device determines the brake force exerted by the dynamic braking device during braking based on deceleration data, which represent an... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme F&#xdc R Schienenfahrzeuge Gmbh

20140229061 - Can based vehicle immobilizer: The CAN based vehicle immobilizer is a vehicle immobilizer which utilizing the CAN bus of the engine (powertrain) CAN connection on the OBDII/J1962 port or the vehicle CAN system, will completely immobilize a vehicle, preventing use of said vehicle and the starting of said vehicle engine. The vehicle immobilizer system... Agent:

20140229059 - Detecting presence of a person in a non-running vehicle: A method, comprising during a vehicle off condition comprising when a vehicle engine is off, and the vehicle is parked, measuring a humidity of a vehicle cabin, and determining a presence of a passenger in the vehicle based on the humidity of the vehicle cabin. In some examples, cabin air... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140229060 - Method and system for selecting driver preferences: A vehicle computing system enables one or more processors to control a plurality of vehicle features. The vehicle computing system may control a plurality of vehicle features while determining and selecting occupant preferences for those features. The vehicle computing system may receive input including occupant selections of an application requesting... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140229064 - Circuit for controlling an acceleration, braking and steering system of a vehicle: A circuit for controlling an acceleration, braking and steering system of a vehicle having at least two separate motors for actuating the acceleration and braking system, at least two separate motors for actuating the steering system and at least one electronic control unit for controlling the motors. The control unit... Agent: Paravan Gmbh

20140229069 - Driving support system for a vehicle: In the present invention, when a solid object is recognized in the direction of movement of an own vehicle, in a system which carries out driving support of a vehicle, turning control of the vehicle is carried out in order to avoid a collision with the solid object. However, the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140229066 - Electronic control device for electric power steering apparatus: An electronic control device for an electric power steering apparatus includes a power relay connected between a positive electrode of an on-vehicle power supply and a first line connected to the positive electrode of the on-vehicle power supply, a capacitive element connected between the first line and a second line... Agent: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.

20140229067 - Method for supplying power to an electrically assisted steering system: A method for supplying power to an electrically assisted steering system is described. In one example, the method adjusts alternator field current to increase energy supplied to the electrically assisted steering system in response to an automatic engine stop request. The method may improve operation of the electrically assisted steering... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140229062 - Power supply voltage monitoring circuit, sensor circuit for vehicle, and power steering apparatus: First and second microcomputers are connected to a ground. A first reference voltage generation circuit is connected between a first power supply and the first microcomputer, and supplies a first reference voltage to the first microcomputer when voltage of the first power supply is higher than the first reference voltage.... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd.

20140229063 - Straight-traveling/turning determination device: A straight-traveling/turning determination device includes a straight-traveling/turning determiner that determines whether a motorcycle is traveling straight or turning by comparison between a threshold and a rotary speed comparison value that is a value resulting from comparison between the rotary speed of a front wheel and the rotary speed of a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140229065 - System and method for steering torque compensation during braking event: A system and method for steering torque compensation carried out in a controller of a vehicle that detects a braking event from a comparison of actual vehicle information with a corresponding threshold value, determines a steering torque compensation signal, generates a request to implement the steering torque compensation signal, and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies

20140229068 - Vehicle drive-control device: A vehicle drive-control device which executes trajectory control in which steered wheels are controlled so as to make the vehicle travel along a target trajectory. When the possibility exists that the travel direction of the vehicle may be changed by the trajectory control, at least one of an operation position... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140229071 - Four-wheel steered vehicle and torque distribution control methods for same: A method for operating steerable rear wheels of a vehicle includes detecting a rear wheel steering angle of at least one of the steerable rear wheels, and detecting a first vehicular condition. The method further includes determining a weighted rear steering angle value based at least in part upon the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140229072 - Methods of controlling four-wheel steered vehicles: Methods for controlling a vehicle are provided. The vehicle includes a pair of steerable front wheels and a pair of steerable rear wheels. A steering angle of at least one of the steerable rear wheels is detected. A feed-forward lateral acceleration value is determined based upon the detected steering angle... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140229070 - Trailer reverse assist control: A trailer reverse assist system for a vehicle coupled to a trailer is provided. The trailer reverse assist system includes a park assist controller configured to receive a distance input from at least one rear distance sensor. The park assist controller is configured to determine a pitch angle of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140229073 - Vehicle steering controller: A vehicle steering controller includes a shape recognizer that recognizes a shape of a road on the basis of a captured image, a steering control unit that controls steering of a vehicle on the basis of the shape of the road recognized by the shape recognizer, and a determiner that... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd

20140229074 - Electronic control apparatus: An electronic control apparatus includes a control unit, a plurality of power supply units for supplying the control unit with power, and a power supply fault detector unit for detecting a fault in the plurality of power supply units. The control unit operates in a normal mode on electric power... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140229075 - Aftermarket hvac control device for controlling a vehicle climate control system: Disclosed is an HVAC control device for controlling a vehicle climate control system having a plurality of control elements. The HVAC control device includes a housing having a common size dimensioned for installing in a complementary receptacle in the vehicle climate control panel, the size common to replacement vehicle climate... Agent: Scosche Industries, Inc.

20140229076 - Transmission gear shift indication adjustment: Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle with a transmission. In one example approach, a method for a vehicle comprises, during a transmission shift having a first engine speed profile, adjusting a transmission shift indication provided to a vehicle operator based on a desired perceived shift time and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140229077 - Vehicle for deploying a mobile surveillance module: A surveillance module may be deployed from a vehicle. The vehicle to deploy the surveillance module includes a first portion configured to accommodate a user to operate the vehicle. A second portion includes a module configured to accommodate the user and comprising a roof and an entrance accessible through an... Agent: Terrahawk LLC

20140229078 - Shovel and method of controlling shovel: A shovel includes a lower-part movable body, an upper-part turnable body turnably mounted on the lower-part movable body, a boom including a first end rotatably attached onto the upper-part turnable body, an arm including a first end rotatably attached to a second end of the boom, a work element rotatably... Agent: Sumitomo(s.h.i.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140229079 - System and method for detecting a crest: A system for automated control of a machine having a ground engaging work implement includes an implement load sensor system. A controller determines a change in terrain based at least in part upon a change in the load on the ground engaging work implement. If the change in terrain exceeds... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140229081 - Road slope estimating device: A road slope estimating device which is mounted on a vehicle and estimates a slope of a road on which the vehicle is traveling, the vehicle including a motor and a transmission capable of changing a shift speed by an engagement switching operation of disengaging one of a plurality of... Agent:

20140229080 - Transmission gear shift control: A method for controlling pressure applied to a displaceable piston in a cylinder, piston displacement actuating a control element of an automatic transmission during a gearshift, includes determining whether piston displacement exceeds a free length of an isolation spring located between the piston and a friction plate of the control... Agent: Ford Global Technology Operations, LLC

20140229082 - Vehicle control apparatus, vehicle, and motor: A vehicle control apparatus includes an opening degree determination unit that determines the opening degree of a throttle valve based on an accelerator operation amount, and a change suppression unit that reduces a time rate of changing of the opening degree of the throttle valve in a gear change period... Agent:

20140229083 - Engine control system and method: An engine control strategy for a marine vessel propulsion system receives a request for a gear from among plural transmission gears, determines an engine speed for the requested transmission gear shift, adjusts the engine to the determined speed for a predetermined amount of time, and prevents the requested transmission gear... Agent:

20140229085 - Control device and control method for vehicle: Hill hold control for a vehicle that is executed in response to idling stop of an engine is cancelled on the condition that a command to restart the engine for recovery from the idling stop is issued and an engine rotation speed is higher than or equal to a predetermined... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140229084 - Vehicle turning controller: A vehicle turn control system including: a running-condition-information acquisition unit which acquires running-condition information for a vehicle; a brake-manipulation-information acquisition unit which acquires information on manipulation for braking by a driver of the vehicle; and a brake control unit which performs brake control of the vehicle based on the information... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140229086 - Vehicle brake control apparatus and brake control method: An ECU is formed of an ABS control device for controlling operation of a braking device when a slip ratio of wheels FR to RL becomes greater than a threshold, an automatic brake control device that controls operation of the braking device based on information on surroundings of the vehicle,... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140229087 - Method and apparatus for estimating the fuel consumption of a vehicle: A method of estimating the fuel consumption of a vehicle, said method comprising the steps of estimating an overall power of said vehicle, by estimating a rolling power component, an aerodynamic resistance component and an acceleration component, using at least one parameter obtained from an on board diagnostic system of... Agent: Lysanda Limited

20140229088 - Hybrid vehicle and control method of hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a motor generator capable of controlling the revolution speed of the engine, and an ECU configured to control ignition timing of the engine. The ECU modifies, in the case where the revolution speed of the engine is not controlled by the motor generator, the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140229089 - Bias mitigation for air-fuel ratio sensor degradation: Various embodiments relating to air-fuel ratio control are described herein. In one embodiment a method includes adjusting fuel injection to an engine responsive to air-fuel ratio sensor feedback with a first control structure, and in response to an air-fuel ratio sensor asymmetric degradation, adjusting fuel injection to the engine responsive... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140229090 - System and method for controlling an automatic stop-start engine system in an automotive vehicle having an electric parking brake: A system and method for controlling an automatic stop-start system of an automotive vehicle is disclosed. The system monitors the status of the parking brake to determine if the parking brake is in a state of transition between an applied state and a released state (in either direction). If the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140229091 - Enhanced drivability for a hybrid vehicle in cold climate: A diesel fuel control system is provided for a hybrid electric vehicle. The system may include a control unit and an ambient air temperature sensor connected to the control unit. The control unit may be arranged to store information about a cold filter plugging point temperature of fuel. The system... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140229092 - System and method to prevent unintended vehicle travel: A movement prevention system preventing undesired travel of a vehicle. A transmission gear sensor senses an out of park position of a vehicle transmission. An occupant detection system senses a presence of a driver in a driver seat of a vehicle in response to the vehicle transmission being out of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140229094 - Secure transmission of an aircraft trajectory: The present disclosure relates to the secure transmission of an aircraft trajectory that is to be flown or that has been flown. A ground-referenced description of the trajectory of the aircraft expressed in ground-referenced parameters is converted, using a description of an imaginary atmospheric model describing imaginary atmospheric conditions along... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140229093 - Systems and methods for managing non-integrated cpdlc systems from a first cpdlc system: In one embodiment, a method for implementing a non-integrated CPDLC solution is provided. The method includes monitoring a datalink router for messages from a first CPDLC application in a first one or more execution partitions, wherein the first one or more execution partitions are configured to implement a first CPDLC... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140229095 - Method for determining the remaining range of a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle: A method determines the remaining range of a motor vehicle which has an energy store for an electric motor drive which acts the wheels of the motor vehicle. Consumption values which describe the current consumption of the drive and of a secondary consumer are determined using a sensor. A drive... Agent:

20140229096 - Collision avoidance system for rail line vehicles: A collision avoidance system (CAS) is described that includes one or more sensor technologies, including, for example, an Ultra Wideband (UWB) sensing technology. The collision avoidance system is designed to reliably track the location and speed of vehicles and the distance between vehicles over a wide variety of track and... Agent: Metrom Rail, LLC

20140229097 - Environmental waypoint insertion: The different advantageous embodiments provide a system comprising an environmental waypoint insertion process and a processor unit. The processor unit is configured to run the environmental waypoint insertion process. The environmental waypoint insertion process is configured to receive information. The environmental waypoint insertion process determines whether and how to suggest... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140229098 - Computer-implemented system and method for triggering events: A computer-implemented system and method for triggering events is described. A plurality of zones of influence is defined. Each zone of influence is an enclosed space defined by geolocational data. At least one of the zones of influence is associated with an event for performance by a user and a... Agent: Groundspeak, Inc.

20140229099 - Location aware appointment management application: Various configurations and arrangements of various location aware appointment management applications are disclosed. Location aware appointment management applications can track the real-time location of the appointment participants, calculate the estimated time of arrival of the appointment participants based on a variety of factors including, for example, the participants' distance from... Agent:

20140229100 - System and method for aircraft navigation assistance: This aircraft navigation assistance system comprises an inertial navigation module adapted for providing first positional information from accelerometric and gyrometric measurements, and a module adapted for determining second positional information from satellite positioning data. The system is characterized in that it comprises means for estimating a first localization of the... Agent: Dassault Aviation

20140229101 - System, components and methodologies for navigation route planning: A navigation system, components and methodologies enables a process for including a specific route segment on a calculated route from a starting location to a destination. Accordingly, the navigation system, its components and the associated navigation route planning methodologies enable planning based on at least a user's personal preference for... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140229102 - Method and system for dynamic travel plan management: The various embodiments herein provide a method and system that provides curated, reliable information of destinations, information that is particularly relevant while planning a trip which travelers use to decide on what places to go and what activities to do. The system and method provides a preset itinerary of any... Agent:

20140229103 - Mobile device position and orientation from multiple unsurveyed magnetic sources: A system and method are provided that allow for localization of a mobile device using detected magnetic signals and magnetic survey data. The magnetic signals may be produced by one or more magnetic signal sources, which are located at particular positions. The mobile device may be localized without information regarding... Agent: Google Inc.

20140229104 - Method and apparatus of physically moving a portable unit to view an image of a stationary map: A portable unit is moved along at least one of the orientations of a vector. As the user moves the unit, images of the background map appear on the screen of the portable device. The user scans the stationary map presented on the screen of the portable unit. This has... Agent: Trackthings LLC

20140229106 - Lane guidance display system, method, and program: A lane guidance display system causes a display section to display a forward image on which a first guide line is superimposed in the case where a travel lane is not branched, the first guide line having, as an end point of the first guide line on the front side,... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140229105 - Mobile terminal and cloud system using the mobile terminal: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal capable of accessing a cloud server and a cloud system using the same. A mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include a user input unit configured to select an external terminal for receiving route information stored in... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140229107 - Method and apparatus for navigation based on media density along possible routes: The disclosure is directed to routing to a destination. An aspect determines a route from an origin to the destination, and recommends a location of interest. The location of interest is a location with a media density score is greater than a threshold and within a range of deviation from... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140229109 - Navigational coordinate systems in conjunction with transports and/or mobile devices: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems, methods, apparatuses, articles, and means for determining at least one navigational coordinate system to be utilized in conjunction with transports and/or mobile devices. For certain example implementations, a method by a mobile device that is at least proximate to a transport may... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140229108 - Systems and methods for off-board voice-automated vehicle navigation: A system for providing navigational information to a vehicle driver. An on-board system is disposed on a vehicle and processes and transmits to a data center, via a wireless link, spoken requests from a vehicle driver requesting navigational information. The data center performs automated voice recognition on the received spoken... Agent: Sirius Xm Connected Vehicle Services Inc.

20140229110 - Reverse natural guidance: The disclosed embodiments relate to recognition of navigation and/or guidance related information within an expressed conversational narrative between a provider of the narrative and a receiver thereof. The recognized navigation and/or guidance related information is then converted into navigation data which may be used to present a navigation route and/or... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140229111 - Navigation system and method: The invention relates to a navigation system, which includes an appliance for finding a desired route from a starting point to an end point. The navigation system includes explicit markings discernible by the senses, which are located on the route, and the markings on the route are arranged in the... Agent:

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