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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

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11/13/2014 > 93 patent applications in 56 patent subcategories.

20140336841 - Method and apparatus of assisting with unparking of vehicle and system using the same: The apparatus of assisting with unparking of a vehicle according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a receiving unit configured to receive information obtained by sensing obstacles located at the front, rear, left, and right of a vehicle parked perpendicularly which is a vehicle to be unparked;... Agent:

20140336843 - Navigation environment establishing method for an intelligent moving-assistance apparatus: A navigation environment establishing method for an intelligent moving-assistance apparatus moving in a movement area having a plurality of regions includes steps of: a navigation map is set, and the content of the navigation map including the relative locality of the regions. A current data indicating a current region is... Agent: Yuan Ze University

20140336842 - System and method for detecting road surface conditions: A system for identifying road surface conditions includes a road surface measurement sensor attached to a vehicle and configured to generate a measurement signal for a road surface condition, and a controller. The controller is configured to digitalize the measurement signal received from the road surface measurement sensor, calculate a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140336845 - System and method for reducing vehicle generated carbon dioxide emissions: A system is disclosed having a primary vehicle and a secondary vehicle that is carried by the primary vehicle when not in use. The system further includes at least one of an immobilizing device to immobilize the primary vehicle if the secondary vehicle is removed from the primary vehicle, a... Agent:

20140336844 - Third-order polynomial-based course prediction for driver assistance functions: Methods and systems for performing vehicle driver assistance. One method includes determining, at a controller, whether the vehicle is steering toward a drive-straight state and when the vehicle is steering toward the drive-straight state, calculating, at the controller, a predicted course trajectory using a third order polynomial. The method also... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140336846 - Robotic vehicle systems for inspecting remote locations: Devices, systems, and methods for inspecting and objectively analyzing the condition of a roof are presented. A vehicle adapted for traversing and inspecting an irregular terrain includes a chassis having a bottom surface that defines a higher ground clearance at an intermediate location, thereby keeping the center of mass low... Agent: Tobor Technology, LLC

20140336847 - Method for optimizing operation of aircraft ground travel drive system: A method is provided for automatically or manually. optimizing independent ground travel operation in an aircraft equipped with one or more self-propelled nose or main wheels powered by a driver means, wherein selected operating parameters indicative of optimized ground travel are monitored by sensors or detectors to provide data and... Agent:

20140336848 - System and method for detecting, tracking and estimating the speed of vehicles from a mobile platform: A method and system for measurement of ground based vehicle speed includes a movable platform that includes an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) located in proximity to a roadway, the UAV operates under control and navigation of a UAV control unit, and the UAV also carries camera and monitoring equipment, the... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20140336849 - System and method for displaying rate-of-climb on an avionics vertical speed indicator: A system and method are providing for providing an aircraft with adequate clearance over an obstacle in the aircraft's takeoff departure path. The correct rate-of-climb to clear the obstacle is determined in a processor; for example a TOLD system. The result is then rendered on a display for viewing prior... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140336850 - Dedicated channel establishment method for high speed data transmission in railway wireless sensor network: Disclosed is a railway wireless sensor network system. The railway wireless sensor network system includes a plurality of sensors which are included in a railway vehicle and measure an operation state of the railway vehicle in real time, a plurality of routers which receive information on the measured operation state... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140336851 - Train information managing apparatus and selection method for control software of train information managing apparatus: Train information managing apparatuses each include a plurality of pieces of control software of versions different from each other. The train information managing apparatus mounted on a head car compares version information of software for devices collected concerning all devices in a formation and version correspondence information included in each... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140336854 - Bidirectional wireless controls for marine devices: A marine device, such as a trolling motor, a trim tab, a downrigger or a sonar device, is operated based upon commands generated by a wireless remote control device. The marine device is connected to a controller that provides commands to the marine device. The controller communicates with the remote... Agent: Johnson Outdoors Inc.

20140336853 - Methods for automatically optimizing ship performance and devices thereof: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and performance optimization computing device for optimizing the performance of a ship. Data associated with one or more operational parameters associated with the ship is obtained. One or more performance values corresponding to the obtained data are identified. One or more optimal operational parameters... Agent: Esrg Technology Group, LLC

20140336852 - System and method for determining engine fuel limits: A method of determining fuel limits for an engine includes measuring an actual fuel value for the engine and creating a plurality of engine speed points. The method further includes calculating respective static fuel limit points for each of the engine speed points utilizing the actual fuel value. The static... Agent: General Electric Company

20140336859 - Adaptation of a simulated engine-braking instruction: A method for adapting an engine-braking simulation for a vehicle provided with a regenerative braking device includes generating an arbitrated braking signal based on a simulated engine-braking signal developed on the basis of signals output from an acceleration pedal, and based on at least one signal output from at least... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140336856 - Anti-skid control device for a vehicle having an electromotive drive system: An anti-slip control device for a vehicle having an electromotive drive system includes one or more electric driving motors. In order to limit wheel slip, the rotational speed of the driving wheels is regulated by controlling the rotational speed of the rotary field generated in at least one electric driving... Agent:

20140336858 - Electric vehicle: An electric vehicle comprises an electric motor; a manual transmission which selects one driving power transmission path and shifts a present driving power transmission path to the selected driving transmission path, in response to a rider changing a speed of the electric motor; a shifting state detecting device for detecting... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140336861 - Method and apparatus for power management of an electric drive for a hybrid vehicle: The invention relates to a method and a device for power management of an electrical drive for a hybrid vehicle, wherein the method comprises the following steps: detecting (S1) an adjustable power requirement for the electrical drive device and an available electrical battery capacity of the electrical energy store by... Agent:

20140336857 - Method for automatic adjustment of pedelec: A method for automatic adjustment of a pedelec having a first assist level and a second assist level includes the following steps. The pedelec is operated at an initial assist level. A pedal torque index is measured and compared with a predetermined numeric section having an upper threshold and a... Agent: Darfon Electronics Corp.

20140336860 - Method of controlling electric vehicle: Provided is a method of controlling an electric vehicle capable of preferably performing a regenerative control when a plurality of forward driving ranges are shifted to each other. During travelling on a downhill road, the vehicle executes a downhill regenerative control for adjusting the regenerative amount of an electric motor... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd,

20140336855 - Method of controlling operation mode of fuel cell in fuel cell vehicle: Disclosed is a method of controlling an operation mode of a fuel cell in a fuel cell vehicle wherein, (a) when a driver-demanded torque is lower than a first torque, and a current state of charge (SOC) in a battery is higher than a first SOC, the operation mode of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140336862 - Method and system for remote monitoring, care and maintenance of animals: A system for remote animal care is presented and includes a housing and a mobility portion coupled to the housing and operable to move the housing. The system includes a data communications system and communicatively coupled with an external data communications system, and an electronic data processor controlling the mobility... Agent:

20140336863 - Cleaning robot and control method thereof: A cleaning robot may have a body, a moving unit provided on the body to move the body in a cleaning space, a cleaning unit provided on the body to clean a floor of the cleaning space, a floor image obtaining unit configured to obtain a floor image of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140336864 - Actuator control apparatus: An actuator control apparatus including a by-wire control circuit, a monitor circuit, a drive determination section, and a prohibition section is provided. The by-wire control circuit electrically controls an actuator acting as a drive source of an on-board apparatus. The monitor circuit monitors whether or not the by-wire control circuit... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140336865 - Method for diagnosing a trailing edge flap fault: A method of diagnosing a trailing edge flap fault in an aircraft having a trailing edge flap system including multiple trailing edge flaps, a flap handle for setting the position of the trailing edge flaps, and a flap position sensor, the method includes receiving a position signal, determining a variation... Agent: Ge Avivation Systems Limited

20140336866 - Method for determining input data of a driver assistance unit: In a method for determining input data of a driver assistance unit, information data are provided, which were determined as a function of a measurement signal of a first sensor using a predefined first calculation rule. Raw data are provided, which are representative of a measurement signal of the first... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140336867 - System and method for economic usage of an aircraft: The present application relates to a system and method for providing real-time indications of economic impact of aircraft operations to an aircraft operator. The system and method allow the aircraft operator to reduce economic impact during flight of the aircraft. Such an analysis and cue to the aircraft operator allows... Agent:

20140336868 - Vehicle software upgrade techniques: System and method for maintaining functionality of software includes initially providing the vehicle with software resident on computer-readable medium to enable it to operate and interact with components thereof and updating the vehicle software by receiving a wireless transmission from one or more remote locations, e.g., a location maintained by... Agent:

20140336869 - Automating predictive maintenance for automobiles: An approach is provided to automate predictive vehicle maintenance. In the approach, a vehicle's information handling system receives vehicle data transmissions from a number of other vehicles in geographic proximity to the vehicle. Both the vehicle and the other vehicles correspond to various vehicle types that are used to identify... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140336870 - Method for determining load on power shovel member: A method of determining a load on at least one member of a power shovel may include the steps of: sensing a strain in a boom of the power shovel; determining a plurality of member joint loads based on strain sensed in the boom; and determining the load on the... Agent:

20140336871 - Method for diagnosing a speed brake system fault: A method of diagnosing a speed brake fault, where the method includes receiving a position signal from the at least one position sensor , determining a variation in the position signal relative to a reference position and diagnosing a fault in the speed brake system based on the variation.... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems Limited

20140336872 - Method for diagnosing a bleed air system fault: A method of diagnosing a bleed air system fault, where the method includes receiving a sensor signal from the at least one of the bleed air system sensor to define a sensor output, comparing the sensor output to a reference value, and diagnosing a fault in the bleed air system... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems Limited

20140336873 - Internal orifice characterization in leak check module: Systems and methods for internal orifice characterization in an evaporative leak check module are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises operating a pump to draw air from an emission control system through an orifice to obtain a reference pressure, and indicating a leak in response to pressure in... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140336874 - Dynamic tip-off detection, display and location selection: Tip-off is a process of bringing a transport vehicle to a target weight by using only part of a bucket of a loader. By observing sensor data, tip-off may be automatically determined. Once determined, a visual indication may be made to an operator, allowing the operator to both confirm that... Agent:

20140336875 - System and method for providing customized audio content to a vehicle radio system using a smartphone: A method is disclosed for providing real time information content from a remote content source to an individual travelling in a vehicle over a personal electronic device (PED) of the individual, for playback over a subsystem of the vehicle. A control is designated on the vehicle subsystem which enables the... Agent: Myine Electronics, Inc.

20140336876 - Vehicle vision system: A vision system of a vehicle includes an interior monitoring system operable to determine a gaze direction of the driver of the vehicle. A plurality of cameras is disposed at a vehicle and the cameras have respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle. A heads up display system is... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.

20140336878 - Rotational-angle detection device and electric power-steering device provided with rotational-angle detection device: When a shaft misalignment detection part detects occurrence of a shaft misalignment that is a misalignment in a relative position in a radial direction of a rotary shaft between a magnet part and a sensor part, the shaft misalignment detection part outputs a shaft misalignment determination flag to a correction... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140336877 - Vehicle running control apparatus and method: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle running control apparatus and a vehicle running control method. The invention calculates a compensation torque for preventing the pulling of the vehicle by reflecting the speed difference between the driving wheel and the driven wheel of the vehicle, thereby enabling the vehicle to... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140336879 - Active seat belt apparatus and method: Provided is an active seat belt apparatus, including: a motor which is driven to fasten or unfasten an active seat belt; a motor driving unit which includes the motor and drives the motor; a current measuring unit which measures a value of a current of the motor driving unit in... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20140336880 - Method for activating a safety actuator of a motor vehicle: A method for activating a safety actuator of a motor vehicle, including: ascertaining an endangerment model of the motor vehicle with the aid of an anticipatory sensor system and at least one characteristic value of a driving operation of the motor vehicle; ascertaining a controllability of the motor vehicle by... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140336883 - Determining the relative orientation of members of an articulated work machine: An articulated work machine determines the relative orientation of two members of the machine utilizing output from inertia sensors mounted on the members. The machine includes a first frame and a second frame having a body and a chassis, the body pivotally connected to the chassis at a pivot point.... Agent:

20140336882 - Optimized bank penetration method: A method of optimizing machine performance in a plurality of load cases. According to the present invention, a maximum load case, which involves application of a maximum force to at least one member of a machine, is determined for the machine. For each of a plurality of member joints of... Agent:

20140336881 - System and method for re-directing a ripping path: A system for re-orienting a machine during a ripping operation includes a position sensing system, a ripper, and a controller. The system stores a ripping path, determines the position of the machine, and compares the position of the machine to the ripping path. A drawbar pull of the machine is... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140336884 - Dynamic vehicle display for communicating multiple vehicle parameters: Systems and methods are described for a graphical vehicle cluster display that conveys vehicle acceleration information. A controller is configured to receive a signal indicative of vehicle acceleration. A substantially circular icon is displayed on the screen when the signal indicates that the acceleration is approximately zero in a forward... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140336885 - Method and system for controlling anti-jerk of vehicle: A method and system for controlling anti-jerk in order to reduce vibration of a vehicle is provided. More specifically, a rotation speed (ωm) of a driving source device of the vehicle is received and a speed (ωlwh, ωrwh) of a left wheel and a right wheel connected to the driving... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140336886 - System and method for controlling a transmission: A system for operating a vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission and a vehicle road speed limiter (RSL) which is programmable to limit the maximum vehicle speed for a given transmission gear includes at least on controller. The at least one controller is operable, when the speed limiter (RSL) is... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company LLC

20140336887 - System and method of speed-based downspeed coasting management: A velocity profile can be used in conjunction with vehicle operating condition data to determine a gear shift schedule that mitigates the amount of service brake effort required to slow a vehicle by making optimal use of engine speed, friction and engine brakes. The gear shift point drives the engine... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc.

20140336888 - Control method for an automated gearbox of an automotive vehicle, system for controlling such a gearbox and automotive vehicle equipped with such a system: A method is provided for controlling an automated gearbox of an automotive vehicle that is adapted to work in a first automatic mode and at least one second driver initiated mode which is different from the first mode. This method includes monitoring the vehicle driving behavior is monitored, analyzing the... Agent: Renault Trucks

20140336889 - Grade-based anti-hunt timer: A system and method are provided for grade-based anti-hunt shift control of an automatic transmission powering a machine. A shift controller determines a recommended gear in which to operate the transmission and sets an anti-hunt timer upon recommending a shift from a first gear to a second gear. The anti-hunt... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140336890 - System and method for optimizing downshifting of a transmission during vehicle deceleration: The present disclosure provides a method of selecting a gear ratio of a transmission. The method includes measuring a current road grade with a sensing device and communicating the current road grade measurement to the controller. The controller receives a signal corresponding to a service brake input and determines a... Agent:

20140336891 - Drive system for a high lift system of an aircraft and method for detecting a misalignment between a transmission shaft and an opening in a drive system for a high lift system of an aircraft: An arresting apparatus for arresting a rotational motion of two components relative to each other is provided. The arresting apparatus includes a first arresting means having a longitudinal axis and at least one first engaging element, and a second arresting means having an opening and at least one second engaging... Agent:

20140336892 - Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles: A communication system for a vehicle comprises a mechanism for sensing a motion status of a vehicle, a control device, plurality of data acquisition sensors, and one or more alerting device activation circuits. The communication system is customizable with the plurality of data acquisition sensors and one or more alerting... Agent:

20140336895 - Adaptive control of motor vehicle powertrain: A method and system is disclosed for blending between different torque maps of a vehicle in a smooth and progressive manner. Blending is delayed if the vehicle driver cannot detect that blending is taking place, for example when the difference between a source map and target map is below a... Agent:

20140336896 - Brake control apparatus: An appropriate deceleration is achieved. A brake control apparatus is a brake control apparatus which performs a brake assist control for assisting a brake operation by a driver of a vehicle, the brake control apparatus is provided with: a calculating device which calculates a contact possibility of the vehicle contacting... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140336893 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device includes: an engine and a first motor generator from both of which a driving force for traveling is output to drive wheels; and an electricity storage device that storages electric power for driving the first motor generator. When a vehicle weight is in a reference state... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140336894 - Vehicle control device and vehicle control method: A vehicle control device includes a state quantity detection device and a friction brake orientation control device. The state quantity detection device is configured to detect a state quantity indicating a vehicle body orientation. The friction brake orientation control device is configured to minimize pitching motion in the vehicle body... Agent:

20140336897 - Device and method for oeprating a driver assistance system for a vehicle: A device for operating a first driver assistance system for a vehicle includes: a control unit for controlling an operating state of the first driver assistance system, the control unit being designed to control the operating state as a function of an operating state of another driver assistance system for... Agent:

20140336898 - Adaptive cruise control with stationary object recognition: An ACC system and object detection method for a vehicle. The ACC system includes a vehicle parameter sensor, an object detection sensor, and a controller. The controller is configured to calculate the vehicle's path based on a signal from the parameter sensor, detect an object based on the vehicle's path... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140336899 - Integrated fuel catalyst monitor: A method is provided for monitoring an emission device coupled to an engine. In one example approach, the method comprises: following a deceleration fuel shut-off duration, indicating degradation of the emission device based on an amount of rich products required to cause a sensor to become richer than a threshold.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140336900 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: A method for operating an internal combustion engine, in which a most probable position angle is ascertained. The most probable position angle generally corresponds to a rotational position of the internal combustion engine. Position angles are each assigned at least two probabilities. The at least two probabilities are linked with... Agent:

20140336901 - High-pressure fuel pump protection: A method to protect a high-pressure fuel pump in a diesel-engine system includes enabling the high-pressure fuel pump when fuel pressure in the diesel-engine system is above a threshold, and disabling the high-pressure fuel pump if the fuel pressure is below the threshold. In this manner, the high-pressure fuel pump... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140336902 - Electrical control unit: An electrical control unit includes a constant voltage supply unit which supplies a constant voltage to a fuel injector, a boosted voltage supply unit which supplies a boosted voltage to the fuel injector, a control unit which controls supply timings of the constant voltage supply unit and the boosted voltage... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140336903 - Mass airflow sensor calibration evaluation: An engine has a controller for causing an EGR system to disallow EGR while concurrently executing a strategy for evaluating calibration of a mass airflow sensor in an intake system by operating the engine at each of different combinations of engine speed and engine load, and for each combination of... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC

20140336905 - Good-efficiency rpm zone display device for construction machinery: An apparatus for displaying an RPM section having a good efficiency for a construction machine is disclosed, which includes a control unit outputting different control signals depending on whether a current engine RPM belongs to a predetermined RPM section having the good efficiency, and a good-efficiency display unit selectively turning... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140336906 - Method for predicting a rotational speed of a crankshaft in an internal combustion engine: Method for predicting a rotational speed (n) of a drive shaft (16) in an internal combustion engine (13), wherein a past rotational speed (n) of the drive shaft (16) is determined, characterised in that in order to determine a theoretical rotational speed (nT1, nT2) of the drive shaft (16) at... Agent:

20140336904 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device includes a direct-injection engine and an electric rotating machine connected to the engine, wherein the vehicle control device stops the engine after opening a throttle while maintaining an engine speed by the electric rotating machine at the time there is a request to stop the engine.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140336907 - Vehicle engine automatic control device and vehicle engine automatic control method: A vehicle engine automatic control device has a brake pedal operation amount detecting unit that detects an amount of brake pedal operation by a driver, a negative pressure-based force multiplying unit that multiplies a force, with which a brake is operated, using an intake negative pressure of an engine, a... Agent:

20140336908 - Vehicle engine automatic control device and vehicle engine automatic control method: A vehicle engine automatic control device has a brake operation amount detecting unit that detects an amount of brake operation by a driver, an engine stopping/re-starting unit that stops an engine when the amount of brake operation that is detected exceeds a first threshold during coast drive, and re-starts the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140336911 - Control device for vehicle drive device: A control device that controls a vehicle drive device. A starting control section executes internal combustion engine starting control in which the internal combustion engine in a stationary state is started while causing the disconnecting engagement device to transition from a disengaged state to a direct engagement state. A timing... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140336910 - Method and system for engine starting: A method and a system for improving operation of an automatically started engine are described. In one example, engine speed is adjusted to a sole run-up speed and, held at the desired engine run-up speed for a desired period, before being ramped to an idle speed.... Agent:

20140336909 - System and method of using rotational speed predictions for starter control: A system and method of coupling a pinion of a starter to a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine, including: predicting a future trajectory of the drop of the rotational speed of the crankshaft based on information associated with the drop of the rotational speed of the crankshaft and determining... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140336912 - Method and device for detecting a starting intention of a stopped vehicle: In a method for detecting a starting intention of a stopped vehicle, a starting intention criterion is ascertained upon detection of a stopped vehicle, and decision data are formed based on the starting intention criterion, which decision data include an item of information on whether or not the stopped vehicle... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140336913 - Routing based on detected stops: In some implementations, a mobile device can transmit traffic information to a server for analysis. The traffic information can include movement information including detected stops and durations of detected stops. The traffic information can be analyzed to detect traffic patterns that indicate locations of stop signs and/or stop lights. The... Agent:

20140336914 - System and method for processing, receiving, and displaying traffic information: A system for sharing and processing traffic information includes a number of traffic information computer systems within individual vehicles or devices and a virtual traffic information server on a mobile network. The traffic information computer systems are each connected through a peer-to-peer radio, cellular, Wi-Fi, or other similar types of... Agent:

20140336915 - System and method for providing advisory support information on downlink clearance and reports: A method for requesting air traffic control (ATC) clearance comprising receiving user input to display an ATC clearance request page corresponding to a respective flight parameter; based on the received user input, requesting a computed value for the respective flight parameter from a flight management (FMS) system; and displaying the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140336916 - System for providing fuel efficiency information of construction machinery: According to the present disclosure, there is provided a system for providing information about fuel efficiency of construction machinery, including: a TMS controller obtaining information about reference fuel efficiency through a communication network from a server, and providing the information about the reference fuel efficiency as display information; and an... Agent:

20140336917 - Vehicle controller: A vehicle controller includes: a collision preventing unit that performs a collision avoiding operation of a vehicle with an object around the vehicle, an operation of the collision preventing unit being suppressed when turning behavior of the vehicle is detected; and a control unit that controls the operation of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140336919 - Navigation system with priority notification mechanism: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: generating a system message along a route determining a priority value for the system message; sorting the system message based on the priority value and a message play time for the system message; calculating an available play time for the system... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20140336918 - Navigation system with route classification mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: determining a route classification of a candidate route; determining a misclassification of the route classification for identifying the candidate route misclassified; updating the route classification based on the misclassification for reclassifying the candidate route; generating a travel route based on the... Agent:

20140336921 - Avionics navigation power range indicator: An electronic device is described that includes a range indicator for conveying a range of travel until the electronic device ceases operation due to loss of power. In implementations, the electronic device includes a display device, a memory operable to store one or more modules, and at least one processor... Agent: Garmin International, Inc.

20140336920 - Mobile mapping in underground or shielded environments: A method for providing location information such as a map in an underground or shielded environment entails storing first near-field communication (NFC) data obtained by reading a first NFC tag at a first location, reading a second NFC tag at a second location, obtaining map data for an area encompassing... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20140336922 - Navigation method and system with route in successive windows: Navigation system (1) comprising access to roadmapping data (19), at least one microprocessor (11), at least one working memory (18), a route calculation module (13), and furthermore comprising: a navigation window generation module (14), enabling the route data to be formatted into a plurality of successive fixed windows, each corresponding... Agent:

20140336923 - Apparatus and method for computing vehicle path by considering satellite communication channel states: Disclosed are an apparatus and method for computing a vehicle path by considering satellite communication channel states. The method includes: searching for a plurality of candidate paths, each path connected from a starting point to a destination; analyzing a satellite communication channel state with respect to each of the candidate... Agent: Agency For Defense Development

20140336924 - Navigator capable of providing real-time traffic information: A navigator includes a storing module storing a map, a navigating module for obtaining a present location via a navigating network, an interface connecting the navigator to a portable communication terminal, a user interface for receiving user input, and a processing module. The portable communication terminal communicates with a service... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140336926 - Adaptive clustering of locations: Example techniques and systems include generating cluster information to consolidate multiple locations. In one example, a method includes receiving, at a computing device, a plurality of location identifiers corresponding to a plurality of locations at which a mobile computing device was previously located, defining, by the computing device, a plurality... Agent:

20140336925 - Displaying map icons based on a determined route of travel: Example methods and systems to display map icons, such as icons associated with a traveler or other user associated with a mobile device, based on a determined and/or identified route of travel are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access information identifying a movement of a mobile... Agent:

20140336927 - Watercraft auto-pilot: Improvements to auto pilots and other control systems for watercraft are disclosed. The disclosed autopilot features may be used for example in conjunction with an improved electrically powered watercraft detailed herein, or with other types of watercraft. The improved electrically powered watercraft evidences significant advancements in steerability, portability, efficiency and... Agent: Volt Boats LLC

20140336928 - System and method of automated civil infrastructure metrology for inspection, analysis, and information modeling: A system and method of automated civil infrastructure metrology for inspection, analysis, and information modeling utilizes an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with a position tracking system and digital cameras to capture a plurality of images of a structure to be inspected. The UAV is flown in a scan pattern... Agent:

20140336929 - Determining spatial orientation information of a body from multiple electromagnetic signals: A method for determining a spatial orientation of a body, including receiving, by receiving equipment located with the body, at least three electromagnetic signal sets, each of the received signal sets having been transmitted by a different one of at least three separate transmitters at different locations, detecting, for each... Agent:

20140336930 - Electronic device: An electronic device comprises a circuit substrate, and a moulded interconnect device incorporating integral legs to mount the interconnect device upon the substrate, the legs spacing at least part of the interconnect device from the substrate, at least one of the legs carrying a conducting track to provide an electrical... Agent: Atlantic Inertial Systems Limited

20140336931 - Providing convergence points: In general, a method includes receiving a first geographic location of a first mobile device, receiving a second geographic location of a second mobile device, determining, based at least in part on the first geographic location and the second geographic location, a geographic point of convergence for the first mobile... Agent:

20140336932 - Providing a description of aircraft intent: The present invention provides a computer-implemented method of generating an aircraft intent description expressed in a formal language that provides an unambiguous four-dimensional description of an aircraft's intended motion and configuration during a period of flight. A flight intent description is parsed to provide instances of flight intent that span... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140336933 - Safe driving support system: A driving support system is provided for guiding a vehicle safely to the desired destination. To this end, use is made of a database of the past traffic accidents owned by an insurance company or public institution. Based on the comparison between the GPS data about the current position of... Agent: Aioi Insurance Co., Ltd.

  
11/06/2014 > 70 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20140330451 - Apparatus for managing reflecting plate for fruit tree and method using the same: An apparatus and a method for managing a reflecting plate for a fruit tree are disclosed. The apparatus for managing a reflecting plate for a fruit tree includes: a solar sensor configured to sense the amount of sunlight; a fruit-tree database configured to store therein types and locations of fruit... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140330450 - Mobile monitoring device for vehicles: A mobile monitoring device for monitoring a vehicle comprising a mobile unit, a vehicle engaging element movably mounted to the mobile unit and comprising a monitoring device and a movement imparting assembly mounted to the mobile unit for imparting a movement to the mobile unit and to the vehicle engaging... Agent:

20140330448 - Passive entry and passive start system with operator walking detection: A passive entry passive start (PEPS) vehicle security system configured to activate a vehicle function when an activation signal is received. The system includes a nomadic device configured to detect a change of a magnetic field relative to the nomadic device, and emit an activation signal only if the change... Agent:

20140330449 - Relay attack prevention for passive entry passive start (peps) vehicle security systems: A passive entry passive start (PEPS) vehicle security system configured to thwart a relay attack on the system. The system includes one or more ultra wideband transceivers (UWBX) installed on a vehicle and configured to transmit a request pulse at a request time. A mobile UWBX, possibly installed in a... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc

20140330452 - Robotic disinfection system: A robotic platform is provided having a disinfection unit configured to disinfect a technical area.... Agent:

20140330453 - Vehicle remote control system, server, and remote control terminal: After start of pre-air-conditioning, when a preset set condition is satisfied, an in-vehicle terminal transmits information regarding a vehicle state and a screen display command for selection between continuation and termination of the pre-air-conditioning to a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal receives the screen display command and displays a notification... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140330455 - Alternative method to determine the air mass state of an aircraft and to validate and augment the primary method: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for identifying air data for an aircraft. The lift for the aircraft is identified. The number of surface positions for the aircraft is identified. The angle of attack during flight of the aircraft is identified. A synthetic dynamic pressure is computed from the... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140330456 - Landing site designation in an autonomous delivery network: A method and system of landing site designation in an autonomous delivery network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a landing server marks a geo-spatial location as an autonomous delivery location upon receiving a designation data communicated through a network by a recipient user. The designation data indicates the geo-spatial location... Agent:

20140330457 - Methods and apparatuses for autonomous flight termination: A flight safety assembly onboard an aerial vehicle includes a first sensor configured to sense first information related to flight of the aerial vehicle and a second sensor configured to sense second information related to the flight of the aerial vehicle. A sensor input is adapted to receive third information... Agent:

20140330454 - Taxiing aircraft vicinity visualization system and method: According to an embodiment, a method provides information regarding the vicinity of a vehicle. The method includes, in the vehicle, providing a sensor signal representative of an environmental condition in a vicinity of the vehicle, transmitting the sensor signal over a power line in the vehicle, receiving the sensor signal... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140330458 - Method and system for determining an airspeed of an aircraft: A method and system for determining an airspeed of an aircraft, known as assisted aircraft, comprises: a) determining a position; b) measuring a ground speed; c) receiving a plurality of messages from a plurality of other assisting, aircraft, each message containing a first item of information, indicating a position of... Agent:

20140330459 - Optical particle detector: An optical device mounted on the interior of an aircraft for distinguishing the morphology of individual atmospheric particles, identifying them as water droplets, ice crystals, dust particles or volcanic ash, including a source of collimated, polarized light and providing this information to the flight crew to assist them in making... Agent: Droplet Measurement Technologies

20140330462 - Hybrid-vehicle power generation control apparatus: A hybrid-vehicle power generator control apparatus includes an integrated control unit that issues a driving command and a control command to an engine control unit and an electric-power conversion system control unit, respectively, based on requested electric power requested by a load apparatus, and a limiter that limits the control... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140330460 - Method and system for controlling energy demand of vehicles on a network: A method includes monitoring an available amount of electrical energy on an electrical power grid for powering one or more loads at one time. The available amount of electrical energy represents an amount of electrical energy that may be consumed at one time without exceeding a grid capacity. The method... Agent: General Electric Company

20140330461 - Power conversion system for high-speed railway vehicles and method of controlling power conversion system for high-speed railway vehicles: A plurality of power conversion apparatuses disposed in a traveling direction of a plurality of vehicles coupled to one another each includes a conversion unit to convert electric power; a heat dissipation unit to dissipate heat that is generated in the conversion unit to a traveling wind; and a control... Agent: Central Japan Railway Company

20140330465 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: Control apparatuses for hybrid vehicles are disclosed which rapidly decrease the voltage of an inverter following a collision. The control apparatus increases a force of engagement of a clutch when an operating speed of an engine is lower than an operating speed of an electric motor after a collision, and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140330469 - Control device: A control device for a hybrid vehicle performs start control for an internal combustion engine. The start control includes (i) transition control that controls the transition of first and second engagement devices between a direct engagement state, a slip engagement state and a disengaged state, and (ii) rotational speed control... Agent:

20140330474 - Control device: A control device for a vehicle. A shift assist control section executes shift assist control of increasing a rotational speed of an input-side rotating member of the speed change mechanism. A possibility determining section that determines whether or not the rotating electrical machine can output required input torque. A mode... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140330467 - Controller for hybrid vehicle: There is provided a controller for a hybrid vehicle which can improve fuel consumption performance and driveability. A controller for a hybrid vehicle which can run in an EV drive mode in which an electric motor 101 is driven by electric power of a battery 113 only and a series... Agent:

20140330470 - Electric vehicle control device: An angular acceleration monitor may monitor whether or not an angular acceleration of a wheel detected by an angular acceleration detector is equal to or smaller than an acceptable angular acceleration (W) that is calculated with the following formula: W=k1×R×Tt/m/r2 where k1 is a constant, Tt is a total drive... Agent:

20140330468 - Electric-power supply system, and vehicle: A vehicle is capable of supplying electric power to an electric load external to the vehicle. The vehicle includes an electric-power generation device generating the electric power, a first connection terminal for electrically connecting the vehicle to another first vehicle to output the electric power generated by the electric-power generation... Agent:

20140330466 - Hybrid electric vehicle and method of control thereof: A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) comprises an engine (121) and at least one electric machine (123). The vehicle is operable in an electric vehicle (EV) mode in which the electric machine (123) develops torque to drive the vehicle whilst the engine (121) is switched off. According to the invention, the... Agent: Jaquar Land Rover Limited

20140330475 - Hybrid vehicle: After satisfaction of an overrun condition that a tentative torque Tm1tmp of a motor overruns a torque limit Tlim1, a torque command Tm1* of the motor is set by limiting the tentative torque Tm1tmp with the torque limit Tlim1. With respect to an engine, the greater between a converted power... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140330464 - Method and system for control of apparatus: The present invention relates generally to manually controlling an apparatus and/or a multiplexer. More particularly, the present invention relates to controlling an apparatus and/or a multiplexer by signals that preferably include both proportional-output signals and rate-of-change signals. The signals may be generated by either tilt transducers or switches capable of... Agent:

20140330471 - Motor control device: An inverter (31) is provided with a temperature sensor (Sa) of detecting the temperature (Tc) of the inverter (31). A plurality of threshold values are set up for the temperature (Tc) detected by the temperature sensor (Sa), electric current restricting conditions different from each other are set up for each... Agent:

20140330476 - Stop control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A stop control apparatus for an internal combustion engine is provided with: a motor (MG1) configured to output torque to a crankshaft (205) of the internal combustion engine (200); a number-of-revolutions detecting device (110) configured to detect the number of revolutions of the internal combustion engine; a crank angle detecting... Agent:

20140330463 - System and method for cell balancing of battery pack: A system and method of cell balancing of a battery pack using a cell balancing device of a battery pack is provided and includes a controller that detects an inter-cell voltage deviation in the battery pack. In addition, the controller is configured to determine whether to perform cell balancing on... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140330472 - Vehicle control device: When the accelerator and the brake pedal are simultaneously depressed, braking occurs with drive force being produced. This increases the amount of heat produced by a friction braking device. Therefore, when the accelerator and the brake pedal are simultaneously depressed (S100: Yes), the range of use for a regenerative braking... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140330473 - Vehicle control device, vehicle and vehicle control method: There is a need to further improve the fuel consumption of a vehicle. There is provided a vehicle control device mounted on a vehicle having: an engine; a battery that is chargeable with an amount of electric power generated by a generator which is driven with power of the engine;... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140330478 - Engaging and disengaging for autonomous driving: Aspects of the present disclosure relate switching between autonomous and manual driving modes. In order to do so, the vehicle's computer may conduct a series of environmental, system, and driver checks to identify certain conditions. The computer may correct some of these conditions and also provide a driver with a... Agent:

20140330477 - Method of generating commands for controlling coordination of displacement members of a moving platform and corresponding generator: The invention relates to a method for generating control commands for coordinating displacement members of a moving platform, so as to make said moving platform progress between an initial speed and a final speed according to at least two locomotive situations. The method of the invention is characterized in that... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (c.n.r.s.)

20140330479 - Predictive reasoning for controlling speed of a vehicle: Methods and systems for predictive reasoning for controlling speed of a vehicle are described. A computing device may be configured to identify a first and second vehicle travelling ahead of an autonomous vehicle and in a same lane as the autonomous vehicle. The computing device may also be configured to... Agent: Google Inc.

20140330480 - Method and device for determining the installation position of a sensor module in a vehicle, and vehicle having such a device: A method and device are provided for determining the installation position of a sensor module in a vehicle—namely, for determining whether the sensor module has its longitudinal axis oriented longitudinally or transversely. The sensor module has a longitudinal acceleration sensor for measuring a longitudinal module acceleration in the direction of... Agent:

20140330481 - Device and method for ascertaining and monitoring an assembled counterweight on a crane: A device for detecting and monitoring an assembled counterweight on a crane includes a turntable steelwork construction comprising a counterweight cylinder; a sensor which is arranged in the region of a connection between the counterweight cylinder and the turntable steelwork construction; and a computational unit (8), wherein the sensor is... Agent: Manitowoc Crane Group France Sas

20140330482 - Refueling detection for diagnostic monitor: Methods and systems for detecting a refueling event for diagnostics are disclosed. In one example approach a method comprises discontinuing leak diagnostics in response to a temperature change in a fuel vapor canister coupled to a fuel tank in an emission control system while the leak diagnostics are being performed... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140330483 - Adaptive active suspension system with road preview: A method for controlling an active suspension is disclosed. The method includes steps of determining a dimension of a road abnormality ahead of the vehicle; comparing the dimension with a vehicle dimension; responsive to the comparison, classifying the abnormality as one type of a plurality of predetermined types; responsive to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140330484 - Method for activating a safety actuator of a motor vehicle: A method for activating a safety actuator of a motor vehicle includes: ascertaining an endangerment model of the motor vehicle with the aid of an anticipatory sensor system and at least one characteristic value of a pose of a driver of the motor vehicle; ascertaining a controllability of the motor... Agent:

20140330485 - Method for detecting an imminent rollover of a vehicle: A method and a device for detecting an imminent rollover of a vehicle. The method comprises taking a series of images of the surroundings of the vehicle, in particular of the road ahead, with a camera; determining and tracking point features in the series of images; eliminating point features which... Agent:

20140330486 - Method for opening a movable panel of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for opening a movable panel of a motor vehicle, including the following steps: Step A (1)—the presence of at least one body part of a person is detected by a capacitive or non-capacitive sensor; Step B (2)—the person is authenticated as being authorized to... Agent: Valeo Securite Habitacle

20140330487 - System for controlling the adjustment of a side rearview device: The invention relates to a system for controlling the adjustment of a side rearview minor mounted on a vehicle, where the system comprises at least one side rearview minor operated by a motor controlled by a control unit, wherein the system comprises at least one direction guide, where the direction... Agent:

20140330489 - Industrial machine: An industrial machine includes a power converter. The power converter includes: at least one power module; a capacitor; and a bus bar provided between any two among a load to be driven, the power module, and the capacitor. The bus bar includes: a first plate; a second plate; a first... Agent:

20140330488 - Materials handling vehicle monitoring a pressure of hydraulic fluid within a hydraulic structure: A materials handling vehicle is provided comprising: a support structure including a fixed member; a movable assembly coupled to the support structure; a hydraulic system; and a control system. The support structure further comprises lift apparatus to effect movement of the movable assembly relative to the support structure fixed member.... Agent:

20140330490 - Work vehicle: Provided is a work vehicle which is capable of appropriately setting the height of a work tool as a control threshold value for a ride control device or an automatic transmission control device, and which is excellent in operability, travel stability, and work efficiency. A value detected by an angle... Agent:

20140330491 - Shift-by-wire selector control system for a motor vehicle transmission: A method for operating a multi-stable shift-by wire selector control system of a motor vehicle transmission. The multi-stable shift-by wire selector control system includes a multi-stable selector which is operable by the driver of the vehicle to select a respective one of the operating modes of the transmission, an arrangement... Agent:

20140330492 - Engine control device for vehicle: A vehicle engine control device in a vehicle including an engine, a supercharger pressurizing intake air of the engine, a supercharging pressure adjustment mechanism adjusting a supercharging pressure of the supercharger, and a stepped automatic transmission outputting power of the engine to drive wheels provides supercharging pressure suppression control of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140330494 - Device for controlling automatic transmission: In a control apparatus for an automatic transmission, a gear shift from a second gear shift stage to a first gear shift stage is inhibited and the gear shift from the first gear shift stage to the second gear shift stage is continued, when, during the gear shift from the... Agent: Jatco Ltd And Nissan Motor Co. A Corporation

20140330493 - Method and apparatus for controlling the engagement of an input gear with an output gear: The present invention relates to a method of engaging an input gear with an output gear in a drivetrain (3). The input gear is coupled to an input shaft (7) and the output gear is coupled to an output shaft (9). The method includes calculating a target input speed (S1′)... Agent:

20140330495 - Motor vehicle drive train comprising a hydrodynamic retarder that can be disengaged, and control method therefor: The invention relates to a motor vehicle drive train including a hydrodynamic retarder that comprises a revolving bladed impeller and a stationary or counter-rotating bladed turbine which jointly form a working chamber that can be filled with a working medium to switch on the retarder. The hydrodynamic retarder can be... Agent:

20140330500 - Apparatus for controlling vehicle: An electronic control unit reduces output of an engine using a detection value of an acceleration sensor such that acceleration of a vehicle does not exceed a predetermined threshold value. In a case where there is an abnormality in the acceleration sensor, the electronic control unit sets the acceleration threshold... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140330499 - Method and control device for controlling foreseeable haptically perceivable signals in an acceleration pedal of a motor vehicle: A method and a control device for controlling a haptic acceleration pedal in a motor vehicle includes determining a foreseeable signal position in which a haptically perceivable signal is foreseeably to be generated by the acceleration pedal at a future time. The signal position is configured to be located between... Agent:

20140330497 - Method and device for preventing a stationary vehicle from rolling away: A method for preventing a stationary vehicle (12) from rolling away, wherein a holding mode can be activated by actuating a brake pedal (18), wherein at least one wheel brake device (14) of the vehicle (12) is controlled in the holding mode in order to generate a braking force in... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140330496 - Trainable robotic apparatus, system and method: An automated, robotic apparatus, system and method, such as a robotic lawnmower apparatus, system and method, and a control system for same. The present invention provides an automated, robotic apparatus, system and method for mowing lawns, and similar outdoor applications, in both residential and commercial applications, such as in order... Agent:

20140330498 - Vehicle operation support system and navigation apparatus: A vehicle operation support system includes a navigation device, and a drive control device. The navigation device includes: part for storing road information including branch point information; and part for acquiring road curvature information with reference to the road information, and providing the drive control device with the road curvature... Agent:

20140330501 - Braking force control system and braking force control method: A braking device and a controller are provided. The braking device individually adjusts braking forces that are respectively generated at wheels of a vehicle. The controller executes braking force distribution control for individually controlling the braking forces at the right and left wheels of the vehicle such that slip conditions... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140330503 - Module and method pertaining to mode choice when determining reference values: Described is a method for determining a reference value for a vehicle. The method includes: performing a number of simulation cycles Sj each comprising simulation steps: making a first prediction of the vehicle's speed vpred—cc along the determined horizon with a conventional cruise control; comparing, in a first comparison, the... Agent: Scania Cv Ab

20140330502 - System and method for adjusting braking pressure: A vehicle control system includes a forward vehicle sensor transmitting a forward vehicle message based on a distance to a forward vehicle. An adaptive cruise controller receives the forward vehicle message and receives at least one additional message indicating a respective status of the vehicle, the adaptive cruise controller sets... Agent:

20140330504 - Method and systems for engine fuel injection control: Various methods and systems are provided for indexing an injector map and subsequently controlling fuel injection to an engine. In one embodiment, a non-transitory computer readable storage medium with memory comprises fuel injector activation data indexed in the memory according to an input parameter, instructions for determining a modified pressure... Agent: General Electric Company

20140330505 - Predictive travel notifications: Various embodiments can predict a user's intended driving route in order to provide the user with traffic warnings for traffic conditions along the same. A user's driving route, in at least one embodiment, is predicted by collecting travel data, such as information associated with the date, time, location, and direction... Agent:

20140330506 - Human machine interface for real time trip comparison: A method and system for comparing vehicle trip data of a current vehicle trip to historical vehicle trip data in real time includes recording vehicle trip data and creating a record of historical vehicle trip data and during the current vehicle trip, evaluating the current vehicle trip. The record of... Agent: Audi Ag

20140330507 - Method of estimating mounting angle error of gyroscopes by using a turning device, and corresponding turning device: Bias values of pitch axis and roll axis angular velocity sensors in a stationary state where a reference yaw axis of a two-wheeled inverted pendulum vehicle body is stationary in parallel with a vertical direction are acquired. Bias values of the pitch axis and roll axis angular velocity sensors in... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140330508 - Three dimensional feature location and characterization from an excavator: A system for locating a work vehicle at a job site, locating a topographic feature with respect to the work vehicle, and further characterizing the topographic feature from the work vehicle.... Agent:

20140330509 - Route comparison device, route comparison method, and program: Provided is a route comparison device including a point information acquisition unit for acquiring location information of a starting point and a goal point, a reference route acquisition unit for acquiring shape data of a reference route between the starting point and the goal point, a route search unit for... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140330510 - Automated location-intelligent traffic notification service systems and methods: Traffic notification systems include a location determination system that can determine a geographic location of a subscriber, and an automated traffic notification system that can automatically transmit a traffic notification message that is based on the geographic location of the subscriber to a wireless terminal associated with the subscriber.... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140330511 - Augmented reality data center visualization: Datacenter datasets and other information are visually displayed in an augmented reality view using a portable device. The visual display of this information is presented along with a visual display of the actual datacenter environment. The combination of these two displays allows installers and technicians to view instructions or other... Agent: Panduit Corp.

20140330512 - Electronic device with object indication function and an object indicating method thereof: The present invention discloses an electronic device with object guiding function and the method thereof. In one embodiment, the electronic device includes a view window area, via which a user may watch a view. The electronic device may determine whether an object is located in the view window area when... Agent:

20140330513 - Linear and radial legend based on motion: The present disclosure is directed to a method for indicating a direction of motion and a scale on a map. The method includes the step of detecting a position, a speed, and a direction of motion. The method also includes the step of calculating a vector based on the position,... Agent:

20140330514 - Method and system for saving and retrieving spatial related information: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for storing, referencing, retrieving, and graphically displaying spatial and non-spatial related information of a mobile computing device, such as a laptop computer or a cellular telephone. The spatial-related information may be obtained by using positioning tracking systems such as a... Agent:

20140330515 - System and method for gesture-based point of interest search: A user, such as the driver of a vehicle, to retrieve information related to a point of interest (POI) near the vehicle by pointing at the POI or performing some other gesture to identify the POI. Gesture recognition is performed on the gesture to generate a target region that includes... Agent:

20140330516 - Navigating with a camera device: A navigation system and method are described. A destination may be determined for a user. A starting location may be determined for the user using data obtained via a mobile device of the user. The user may be enabled to establish a route from the starting location to the destination... Agent:

20140330517 - Method and apparatus for a transit timeline: A method comprising determining a transit timeline indicative of a commute from a start location to a destination location, and causing display of a representation of the transit timeline such that, at least part of, the transit timeline is configured to surround a center point such that time along the... Agent:

  
10/30/2014 > 100 patent applications in 55 patent subcategories.

20140324247 - Vehicular image processing apparatus and method of sharing data using the same: Provided are a vehicular image processing apparatus and a method of sharing data using the same that may verify a driving route of a vehicle or detect and share a location of a vehicle by analyzing recorded images of the image processing apparatus, for example, a black box, thereby increasing... Agent: Thinkware Systems Corporation

20140324249 - Delayed telop aid: The proposed system, Delayed Telop Aid (DTA), improves the teleoperator's ability to control the vehicle in a three step process. First, DTA predicts robot motion given the operators commands. Second, DTA creates synthetic images to produce a video feed that looks as if the robot communication link had no delay... Agent:

20140324252 - Method for characterizing a portable device by way of an antenna on board a motor vehicle: e

20140324251 - Power tailgate system: A power tailgate system for a vehicle includes an actuator for moving a tailgate of the vehicle between an open position and a closed position. The power tailgate system also includes a spring spaced apart from the actuator for counter-balancing a weight of the tailgate and a coupler assembly for... Agent:

20140324248 - Telematics for a towed vehicle: A telematics system for a vehicle to be towed is provided. The telematics system includes a vehicle communication network configured to receive vehicle data from at least one vehicle system of a plurality of vehicle systems. The telematics system also includes a telematics module configured to determine a towing mode... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140324250 - Vehicle portable key: A portable key switchable between a first mode and a second mode for operating a vehicle has a transmission antenna that transmits a signal to the vehicle, a reception antenna that receives a signal from the vehicle, a changeover switch that is operable by a user when the portable key... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140324253 - Autonomous control of unmanned aerial vehicles: A control module for an unmanned aerial vehicle is provided. In one example, the control module includes a plurality of control modes, wherein each control mode represents a different autonomy setting, a command generator configured to generate a command causing a selection of a first of the plurality of control... Agent: L-3 Unmanned Systems, Inc.

20140324254 - Multi-axis serially redundant single channel, multi-path fly-by wire flight control system: A multi-axis serially redundant, single channel, multi-path fly-by-wire control system comprising: serially redundant flight control computers in a single channel where only one “primary” flight control computer is active and controlling at any given time; a matrix of parallel flight control surface controllers including stabilizer motor control units (SMCU) and... Agent:

20140324255 - Aircraft emergency system using ads-b: A safety system for an aircraft using ADS-B has a touch screen device or switch interfaced with an emergency computer, wherein the emergency computer sends an emergency signal to the ADS-B system in response to a command from the touch screen device or switch.... Agent:

20140324256 - Process for controlling a hybrid naval propulsion system and hybrid propulsion system: A method for controlling the hybrid drive system of a water craft, comprising a combustion engine (1), an electric engine/generator (2), a drive train (5) having a propeller (7) and a storage battery (3), a control unit (8) and a clutch (4). In order to increase efficiency, during travel in... Agent:

20140324262 - Abnormal battery detecting system and abnormal battery detecting method for battery module: An abnormal battery detecting system for an electric vehicle includes a power supply unit, a displaying unit, a battery module, a safety protection unit, a detecting unit, and a controlling unit. The battery module a main power source of the electric vehicle. The safety protection unit is connected with the... Agent:

20140324259 - Control device for controlling an operating device: A control device (10) for controlling an operating device (100), comprising an evaluation unit (20), a first position sensor unit (30a) for determining the position of a first component (130a) of the operating device (100) and a second position sensor unit (30b) for determining the position of a second component... Agent:

20140324263 - Control device for vehicle drive device: A control apparatus for a vehicular drive system is provided with: a fluid-operated power transmitting device having an input rotary member configured to receive a drive force from an engine, an output rotary member from which the drive force is transmitted to drive wheels, and a lock-up clutch configured to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140324264 - Hybrid-vehicle control device: A hybrid vehicle provided with a hybrid system that serves as the driving force thereof and has an engine and a motor, wherein: the engine torque is maintained while the output transmitted to the drive wheels is decreased by controlling the motor torque, when the accelerator and the brake pedal... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140324265 - Motor control device: A motor control device of controlling a motor unit (6) that drives a wheel (2) is provided. The device include a temperature sensor (Sa) that senses a temperature (Tc) of a motor coil, and a motor current limiter (95). The motor current limiter (95) sets a plurality of threshold values... Agent:

20140324260 - Power feeding system for vehicle, electrically powered vehicle and power feeding apparatus for vehicle: An IPA-ECU (410) recognizes a position of a power transferring unit by image recognition based on image information from a camera (120) incorporated in a vehicle. Then, the IPA-ECU (410) performs guidance control such that the vehicle is guided to the power transferring unit based on a result of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140324258 - Speed control system for motor vehicles: A speed control system for a motor vehicle has an electronic control device which generates actuation signals for controlling the speed of the motor vehicle to a specified desired speed, and a control element, on the actuation of which an intervention which influences the speed control is performed. The control... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140324257 - System and method for controlling the transmission of high voltage current to an electric motor in an electric vehicle: A system for controlling the transmission of high voltage current to an electric motor in an electric vehicle having a torque control module which controls high voltage power to the electric motor and a powertrain control module. The powertrain control module is connected to the torque control module via a... Agent:

20140324261 - Vehicle and method for controlling vehicle: A vehicle includes: a power storage device; a motor generator that generates traveling driving power using electric power from the power storage device; an ECU; and an inclination detecting unit for detecting inclination of a road surface. The ECU performs power changing driving in which the vehicle is traveled while... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140324266 - Methods and systems for detecting weather conditions including fog using vehicle onboard sensors: Methods and systems for detecting weather conditions including fog using vehicle onboard sensors are provided. An example method includes receiving laser data collected from scans of an environment of a vehicle, and associating, by a computing device, laser data points of with one or more objects in the environment. The... Agent: Google Inc.

20140324267 - Automated guided vehicle, system having a computer and an automated guided vehicle, and method for operating an automated guided vehicle: The invention relates to an automated guided vehicle, a system having a computer and an automated guided vehicle, and a method for operating an automated guided vehicle. The automated guided vehicle is to travel along track sections automatically from a start point to an end point.... Agent: Kuka Laboratories Gmbh

20140324268 - Zone driving: A roadgraph may include a graph network of information such as roads, lanes, intersections, and the connections between these features. The roadgraph may also include one or more zones associated with particular rules. The zones may include locations where driving is typically challenging such as merges, construction zones, or other... Agent:

20140324269 - Domestic robotic system and robot therefor: A domestic robotic system that includes a robot, which is programmed to move within a working area defined by a boundary and has boundary distance sensors that enable it to estimate the current distance from the boundary; the robot is programmed to move across the working area and, secondly, so... Agent: F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd

20140324271 - Cleaning robot, home monitoring apparatus, and method for controlling the cleaning robot: A cleaning robot is provided. The cleaning robot includes a main body, a moving assembly to move the main body around a home, an imaging unit to obtain images around the main body, a controller to generate a map of the home using the obtained images, and a communication unit... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140324270 - Mobile robot: A mobile robot including a light emitting unit, a processing unit, an optical component, an image sensing unit, a control unit and a moving unit is provided. The light emitting unit emits a main beam. The processing unit diverges the main beam to a plurality of sub-beams. The sub-beams constitute... Agent: Msi Computer (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140324272 - Operating system for and method of operating an automatic guidance system of an agricultural vehicle: An operating system for operating an automatic guidance system of an agricultural vehicle includes a three-dimensional imaging device for capturing a real object and for deriving a three-dimensional data set for the real object and, a touch-sensitive display unit for displaying an object and for receiving a touch input. The... Agent: Claas Agrosystems Kgaa Mbh & Co Kg

20140324273 - Method for generating an operator control message when an operator control event occurs: The invention relates to a method for detecting an operator control event using a sensor arrangement having at least one proximity sensor and a sensor controller, the operator control event being generated by a user of a vehicle. A first coarse evaluation of the sensor measured values for the occurrence... Agent: Brose Fahrzeugteile Gmbh & Co. Kg, Hallstadt

20140324274 - Test apparatus for avionic sensors and method of testing avionic sensors: A test apparatus for avionic sensors including a helicopter, an avionic sensor test pod equipped with at least one avionic sensor and a cable suspension system connecting the test pod to the helicopter.... Agent:

20140324276 - Engine diagnostic system for high volume feedback processing: An engine diagnostic system in accordance with an embodiment not only captures the written feedback from each technician, but also tracks every step/click that the technician took during the diagnostic process and classifies those clicks into desirable or undesirable behavior patterns that indicate missing or miss-tagged content, inefficiently presented materials,... Agent:

20140324275 - Online vehicle maintenance: A system includes a vehicle controller having a processor and in communication with a communications device and vehicle display, the controller configured to receive a sensor input containing at least one of a fault trigger and a contextual data captured during the fault trigger. The controller may analyze, via the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140324277 - Electronic control apparatus: An electronic control apparatus includes a vehicle state storing processing part, which stores a vehicle state data when a predetermined trigger is generated, and a trigger setting processing part, which sets the trigger in correspondence to a designation from an external side. The electronic control apparatus further includes a data... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140324278 - Networked monitoring system for automobiles: A system for providing monitoring of automobiles includes a database comprising a plurality of automobile records, and a plurality of technician records. The system further includes a computing device comprising a network interface device, a sensor coupled to the automobile and a processor for reading the sensor data from the... Agent:

20140324279 - Remote monitoring terminal device for mobile work vehicle or vessel: Disclosed is a remote monitoring terminal device for a mobile work vehicle or vessel, capable of informing the user of maximum, minimum, and average values for each sensor and a turn-on count of a switch. The remote monitoring terminal device includes: connection terminals; a data abridging control section for computing... Agent: Yanmar Co., Ltd.

20140324280 - Determining rotorcraft collective adjustment during ground test: A method for evaluating a collective alignment of rotor blades for an aircraft while the aircraft is on the ground is disclosed. The method includes determining an air density altitude, and determining a torque value for each engine of the aircraft, while the aircraft rotor blades are operated at a... Agent: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

20140324281 - Driver identification based on face data: A system for identifying a driver comprises an image capturing device, a processor, and a memory. The image is captured during vehicle operation and of an expected driver location. The processor is configured to detect a face of a driver in the image, determine a set of face data from... Agent: Lytx, Inc.

20140324283 - Failure diagnosis method for brake system of vehicle: A failure diagnosis method for a brake system of a vehicle determines whether the failure occurs in a regenerative braking device, a front-wheel friction braking device or a rear-wheel friction braking device. The method may include comparing a driver's required acceleration/deceleration with a current acceleration/deceleration of the vehicle, determining that... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140324282 - Method and device for monitoring a drive of a drive system of a vehicle: A method for monitoring a drive system of a vehicle for faults, the drive system having a drive engine which provides a torque depending on an injected fuel amount, includes the following steps: carrying out a threshold value comparison between a variable ascertained from information about an injected fuel amount... Agent:

20140324284 - Evaporative emission control system monitoring: A monitoring sub-system coupled to an evaporative emission canister fluidically coupled to a fuel tank and an engine of a machine includes a temperature sensor and a control module coupled to receive sensory output from the temperature sensor. The temperature sensor measures temperature within the evaporative emission canister. The control... Agent: Sgs North America, Inc.

20140324287 - Collision mitigation device: A collision mitigation device sets an actuation condition indicating a condition for actuating a collision mitigating section configured to mitigate collision damage when an own vehicle is in a collision. A target object is positioned near the own vehicle and detected. The collision mitigating section is actuated when a positional... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140324285 - Vehicle assistance device and method: An example of a vehicle assistance method includes obtaining a surroundings image captured by at least one camera. The method then controls a converting unit to convert the obtained surroundings image into a birds-eye view. Next, the method determines a panorama area according to a rightmost road marker or a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140324286 - Vehicle-use collision mitigation apparatus: A collision mitigation apparatus for mitigating damage to a vehicle at a time of collision, on which the collision mitigation apparatus is mounted, includes an operation control unit that detects a collision object present around the vehicle, makes a comparison between a collision time indicative of a time remaining before... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140324289 - Suspension control apparatus: When a controller is started up by a power source controller (a power source unit), the controller switches a control current from 0 ampere to a maximum current value I6 at the same time as the startup. After that, the control shifts to normal control. As a result, even if... Agent:

20140324288 - Wading depth estimation for a vehicle: A predictive method of detecting the depth of water ahead of a wading vehicle comprises providing a wading sensor and an attitude sensor on the vehicle, and using this information to estimate the depth of water at a location ahead of the direction of vehicle movement. Corresponding apparatus is disclosed.... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140324291 - Gnss and optical guidance and machine control: A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and gyroscope control system for vehicle steering control comprising a GNSS receiver and antennas at a fixed spacing to determine a vehicle position, velocity and at least one of a heading angle, a pitch angle and a roll angle based on carrier phase position... Agent: Agjunction LLC

20140324295 - Hitch angle monitoring system and method: A hitch angle monitoring system and method are provided. A display shows an imaged scene of a hitch connection between a tow vehicle and a trailer. A processor is configured to superimpose an overlay on the imaged scene, wherein the overlay indicates a hitch angle position limit. A hitch angle... Agent:

20140324292 - Information display device and course setting method: An information display device includes a preset course information receiver, a symbol display processor, a change mode execution processor, and a preset course information transmitter. The preset course information receiver receives preset course information from an automatic steering device. The symbol display processor displays a symbol representing a preset course... Agent: Furuno Electric Company Limited

20140324293 - Method for providing torque reliability and control apparatus: The present invention relates a method and a control apparatus for providing torque reliability. In particular, the present invention relates to a method and a control apparatus for providing torque reliability in which it is determined whether a signal output from a torque output element includes an error, and when... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140324294 - Providing assist torque without hand wheel torque sensor: A method of controlling an electric power steering system of a vehicle is provided. The method determines that one or more hand wheel torque sensors of the vehicle are not enabled. The method generates an assist torque command by estimating a lateral acceleration of the vehicle based on a hand... Agent: Steering SolutionsIPHolding Corporation

20140324290 - Traction and cornering properties of a motor vehicle: A method for controlling cornering of a motor vehicle having a front wheel drive and an electronically controllable locking differential. A motion model of the motor vehicle is calculated on the basis of the control inputs of a vehicle driver, a lateral movement parameter of the motor vehicle is measured.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140324296 - Vehicle safety system: A safety system for a motor vehicle having at least a front wheel arrangement having one or more wheels and rear wheel arrangement having one or more wheels, the arrangement having: a control unit; and one or more vehicle inertial sensors to detect acceleration experienced by the vehicle, the inertial... Agent: Autoliv Development Ab

20140324297 - Collision avoidance apparatus and method for vehicle: Provided are collision avoidance apparatus and method for a vehicle, which are capable of maintaining a braking force and assisting a steering force by providing a braking control signal and a steering control signal to a wheel of a driver's steering intention direction during braking for collision avoidance, thereby achieving... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140324298 - Optical measuring device for a vehicle and corresponding vehicle: An optical measuring device for a vehicle includes an optical transmitter that generates transmitter radiation and radiates it into a monitoring region, and a receiver that receives resulting receiver radiation from the region. An evaluation and control unit evaluates the receiver radiation for object recognition. A first transmitter generates a... Agent:

20140324299 - Vehicle, a boat or an airplane comprising a closed compartment, a multimedia information source and a control system: A vehicle, a boat or an airplane with a closed compartment and an integrated control system to be applied in the closed compartment, the control system having included access to data and control of: Internet multimedia information sources, local server resident multimedia information sources, light sources (e.g. lamp & daylight),... Agent:

20140324300 - Position identification system with multiple cross-checks: A position identification system for use with a mobile machine at a worksite is disclosed. The system may include an integration module configured to integrate information from at least one motion sensor and at least one GPS receiver to generate a location signal indicative of an actual location of the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140324301 - Wear monitoring system for track type machine: A wear monitoring system is disclosed for use with a track type machine. The wear monitoring system may have at least a first radius sensor configured to generate a first signal indicative of a change in radius of at least one idler wheel, and a displacement sensor configured to generate... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140324303 - Method of determining when a payload loading event is occurring in a hauling machine: A programmable controller implemented method of determining occurrence of bed loading events in a hauling machine. The method includes determining if the machine was stationary for a period, if the bed is in a loading position, other factors contributed to movement of the machine, calculating a bounce amplitude based upon... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140324302 - Method of estimating mass of a payload in a hauling machine: A method implemented by a programmable controller to estimate the payload mass in a bed of a moving hauling machine. The method includes determining whether the machine is at a steady acceleration and grade, estimating transmission torque, calculating axle torque at at least one of the ground engaging elements, calculating... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140324304 - Automatic transmission and select operation determination method for automatic transmission: A transmission controller determines that a select operation has been performed from a reverse range to a drive range if a time during which a range other than the drive range has been selected is longer than a predetermined time threshold value and an input rotation speed of a transmission... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140324305 - System and method for operating an engine of a vehicle: A system and a method for operating an engine of a vehicle are provided wherein a transmission coupled to the engine has a freewheeling mode. The engine is switched off by setting the transmission into the freewheeling mode and interrupting fuel supply to the engine in the freewheeling mode depending... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20140324306 - Method of managing available operating states in an electric vehicle powertrain: A method of managing available operating states in an electrified powertrain includes: identifying a plurality of operating states; determining an allowable hardware operating speed range for each of the plurality of operating states; determining a real operating speed range for each of the plurality of operating states; determining an ideal... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140324307 - Automatic transmission and starting time control method: A transmission controller increases an indicated hydraulic pressure to a starting frictional engagement element to a normal hydraulic pressure, causes a hydraulic piston to stroke and executes a learning control of the indicated hydraulic pressure so that a time until the starting frictional engagement element starts generating a transmission capacity... Agent: Jatco Ltd

20140324308 - Control of a transmission friction element using an adaptive transfer function: A transmission clutch control method includes defining a transfer function relating clutch torque to a control signal under transmission operating conditions; determining a target clutch torque for current operating conditions; determining the target control signal from the transfer function to produce target torque at the clutch; correcting clutch torque on... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140324309 - Method and system for calibrating an estimated clutch characteristic curve: t

20140324313 - Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles: A method of and system for detecting absolute acceleration along various axes relative to a desired movement vector while moving relative to a gravity source includes steps of determining a vertical acceleration, perpendicular to the desired movement vector and substantially anti-parallel to a gravitational acceleration due to the gravity source;... Agent: Vision WorksIPCorporation

20140324311 - Brake control unit: An ECU which includes a receiving portion that receives a control signal related to braking of a vehicle transmitted from an external ECU installed outside the ECU and a yaw rate estimation portion that estimates a yaw rate of the vehicle, based on a vehicle speed and steering angles which... Agent:

20140324314 - Brake control unit: Towed vehicles can be extremely heavy. Accordingly, it is too much of a burden to the braking system of a towing vehicle to not have brakes on the towed vehicle. Controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle must be accurately applied otherwise very dangerous conditions can be created. A method... Agent:

20140324315 - Castor control system: A system for controlling at least two castors (1) in a castor control system (28) is provided. The castor comprises a brake activator (7) which can be used to set the castor (1) in three different positions: directional lock, neutral or braked. The brake activator (7) can be operated manually,... Agent: Linak A/s

20140324310 - Parking assist control apparatus and control method: A parking assist control apparatus includes an obstacle detector that detects an obstacle around a vehicle; a parking operation assist unit that executes a parking operation assist for preventing a close approach between the obstacle and the vehicle when judges that a distance of the obstacle to the vehicle becomes... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140324312 - Vehicle identification apparatus and method: A vehicle identification apparatus mounted in a vehicle provided with a detection unit configured to detect a speed of a first other vehicle and a communication unit configured to receive information indicative of a speed of a second other vehicle from the second other vehicle. In the apparatus, a calculation... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140324316 - Brake system and method of control: A vehicle brake system and a method of control. A friction brake torque and a secondary brake torque may be applied with a friction and secondary brakes, respectively, under various operating conditions, such as when a brake torque command is less than a threshold brake torque command.... Agent: Arvinmeritor Technology, LLC

20140324317 - Display device and method for presenting vehicle variables for a motor vehicle: A display device for presenting vehicle variables for a motor vehicle, wherein the display device has a display unit for displaying the vehicle variables, a first selection module for selecting vehicle variables to be displayed and at least one interface to at least one vehicle device of the motor vehicle,... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140324318 - Powertrain creep torque control: A vehicle powertrain control system causes friction torque to be delivered to wheels at a generally constant value for a range of increasing requested friction torque values such that commanded powertrain torque values are reduced to a generally constant floor value. The range of increasing requested torque values is less... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140324319 - Control device for internal combustion engine: A power output of engine is restricted to become a power output which is calculated by using a first restriction accelerator operation degree when a brake operation with a brake pedal is detected in addition to an accelerator pedal operation with an accelerator pedal; and the power output of the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

20140324320 - Energy conservation systems and methods: Methods and systems are described for conserving energy used by an energy consuming device. In certain embodiments, an energy conservation system can be configured to deliver energy to the energy consuming device for a period, followed by a period where energy delivery is dampened and/or cut. By cycling the delivery... Agent: Fuel Saving Technologies, LLC

20140324321 - Multiple mode throttle control: A multiple mode throttle control having a plurality of different modes to command the speed of a utility vehicle engine. The modes include a normal mode in which an electronic engine control unit commands engine speed to vary based on the position of the throttle pedal; a stationary mode in... Agent:

20140324322 - Construction machine: During an operation, a control device (38) for performing output control of an engine (10) determines whether or not the engine (10) and/or an exhaust gas purifying device (18) has a malfunction. If it is determined that the engine (10) and/or the exhaust gas purifying device (18) has a malfunction,... Agent:

20140324323 - Automotive combination sensor: Systems are provided for EGR mass and air mass estimation during steady state and transient operations. By utilizing a combination sensor comprising of a manifold absolute pressure sensing element and a differential pressure sensing element sharing a common pressure chamber with connections to the intake manifold, errors in EGR mass... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140324324 - Laser ignition safety interlock system and method: A safety interlock system and method is provided for a laser ignition system. The laser device can be disabled upon receiving an indication that the laser device has been removed from the cylinder. The removal can be inferred based on an estimated distance between the cylinder piston and the laser... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140324325 - Method and device for estimating the number of lanes and/or the lane width on a roadway: A system for estimating the lane width and/or the number of lanes on a roadway includes environmental sensors mounted on a vehicle to monitor respective detection areas behind and to the sides of the vehicle. The sensors detect a roadway edge and the system determines a distance to the roadway... Agent:

20140324326 - Apparatus and system for monitoring and managing traffic flow: An apparatus and system for monitoring and managing traffic flow. The system includes a plurality of remote sensor devices arranged in a plurality of vehicles, a plurality of remote communication hub devices operatively arranged along one or more roadways and in communication with the plurality of remote sensor devices, a... Agent:

20140324327 - Methods and systems for providing geotemporal graphs: Technology for generating geotemporal graphs is disclosed where geotemporal graphs provide representations of areas based on an expected travel time between points, instead of the geographical distance between points. Travel times may vary based on travel conditions, and geotemporal maps may be generated that show travel times that account for... Agent: University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization

20140324328 - Method for estimating the energy consumption of a motor vehicle: A method for estimating energy consumption of a motor vehicle during a given journey, including: a) cutting the journey into portions of journey, b) allocating a setpoint speed to each portion of journey, as a function of at least one characteristic of the portion, c) estimating, for each portion of... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140324330 - Collision determination device and collision mitigation device: A collision determination device is mounted to an own vehicle and determines a probability of a collision with a moving object. The collision determination device determines whether or not an own vehicle will collide with a moving object that is detected within a captured image. The collision determination device determines... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140324329 - Safe distance determination: A method includes, a first computer determining a stopping distance information for a first vehicle; broadcasting the stopping distance information for the first vehicle to at least one other vehicle; a second computer, in the at least one other vehicle, receiving the stopping distance information for the first vehicle determines... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140324331 - Portable navigation device and method with active elements: A portable navigation device and method are capable of presenting a destination direction to a user without resorting to visual sensation with a relatively simple configuration. Vibration elements are disposed on or in different positions of a housing. The respective vibration intensities of the vibration elements are determined on the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140324332 - Navigation service system and method using mobile device: A method and apparatus are provided. The method includes obtaining, at an electronic apparatus, one or more candidates based at least in part on a first input associated with a plurality of geographical locations, selecting a destination from the one or more candidates based at least in part on a... Agent:

20140324333 - Display terminal and server installed in vehicle: A smartphone (10) includes an area information obtaining unit (17), a map information obtaining unit (18), and a display unit (12). The area information obtaining unit (17) obtains area information indicating at least one area communicable directly or indirectly. The map information obtaining unit (18) obtains location information indicating a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140324334 - Information processing system, information processing device and center server: An information processing system includes a center server, a first moving object that performs communication with the center server, and a second moving object that performs communication with the center server. The first moving object includes a submission information acquisition unit that acquires submission information related to a travel guiding,... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140324335 - Apparatus and a method of providing information in relation to a point of interest to a user: An apparatus and a method of informing a user of a POI (point of interest) having a boundary, the method comprising providing information relating to the POI, while the user is outside the boundary and, when the user is inside the boundary, providing information to the user relating to positions... Agent: Gn Store Nord A/s

20140324336 - Navigation of on-road vehicle based on vertical elements: A vehicle can include a navigation unit configured to determine a position of the vehicle. A detection unit can be configured to recognize position and features of objects external to the vehicle. An identification unit can be configured to identify objects expected to be detected based on a determined position... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140324337 - Method of enrichment of road information data: Road information data is enriched and a vehicle drive train is controlled on basis of this data. Based on vehicle position, data about possible routes which may be taken is collected from at least three sources (A, B, C). Data with the highest quality is chosen for controlling the drive... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20140324338 - System and method for continuous and incremental location tracking of a smartphone based on situation-aware control of the level of background sensing: a

20140324340 - Information processing device, processing method, and medium: While a user carrying a mobile terminal is aboard a vehicle, communication is available between on-vehicle equipment and the mobile terminal by near field communication, and therefore, the mobile terminal stands by and only the location information measured by the on-vehicle equipment is transmitted to a server. After the user... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation

20140324339 - Method and apparatus for the tracking of multiple objects: Tracking systems using multi-object-tracking (MOT) combine data from a plurality of sensors (101) to derive a state estimate of one or more objects (103) are described. The interfaces to the sensors (101) are such that different ones of the sensors (101) can be used. The tracking (102) in the system... Agent:

20140324343 - Method and apparatus for mixed static and dynamic routing: Techniques for mixed static and dynamic routing include determining a subset of less than all of a plurality of stopover points of an initial route of ordered stopover points. In the subset, all stopover points are marked as dynamic to indicate that their order is allowed to change. It is... Agent:

20140324342 - Systems and methods for path finding in maps: Systems and methods are provided for path finding. For example, a map is obtained; a plurality of first nodes in the map are determined, the first nodes being reachable nodes in the map; the first nodes are merged to obtain one or more second nodes according to a predetermined order... Agent:

20140324341 - Systems, methods, and software for providing wayfinding orientation and wayfinding data to blind travelers: To support the independence and mobility of blind pedestrians, the present inventors devised, among other things, free systems, methods, and software for providing narrative blind-ready wayfinding information. One exemplary system receives user input identifying a starting landmark and ending landmark in a particular selected geographic region, such as a city,... Agent: Intouch Graphics, Inc.

20140324344 - Method, server, and system for obtaining navigation information: Various embodiments provide methods, servers, and systems for obtaining navigation information. In an exemplary method, a first obtaining request of a client device can be received and the first obtaining request can at least contain navigation key information and a public account ID. According to the public account ID, a... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140324346 - In-vehicle information providing apparatus: An in-vehicle information providing apparatus includes a storage unit that stores therein a station-facility image management table in which station-facility image selection conditions including at least a station name, a traveling direction, and a door opening direction are associated with station facility images, and a station-facility image database in which... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140324345 - Method and system for determining optimized travel path for agricultural implement on land with obstacle: Methods for identifying and addressing inefficiencies in agricultural production activities caused by physical obstacles in the target field. A method and system is disclosed for determining an optimized travel path for an agricultural implement, specifically in the presence of an obstacle or obstruction such as an access road, oil well... Agent:

  
10/23/2014 > 97 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories.

20140316607 - Occupant presence detection and identification: A system includes a presence sensor that generates a presence signal representing a presence of an occupant in a vehicle, an occupant identification device that generates an occupant identification signal, and a customization controller that applies a default setting to a vehicle feature before receiving the occupant identification signal and... Agent: Ford Global Technologeis, LLC

20140316608 - Sustained over-the-horizon vertical takeoff and landing sensing system: An electrically powered of the vertical takeoff and landing aircraft configured for use with a tether station having a continuous power source is provided including at least one rotor system. The vertical takeoff and landing aircraft additionally has an autonomous flight control system coupled to the continuous power source. The... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20140316611 - System and method of operation for remotely operated vehicles with superimposed 3d imagery: The present invention provides a system and method of utilizing superimposed 3D imagery for remotely operated vehicles, namely 3D, reconstructed images of the environment of the ROV. In another aspect, it includes generating a virtual video of 3D elements in the operation environment, synchronizing the angle and position of the... Agent:

20140316609 - Systems and methods for location based customization: Methods and apparatus are provided for a customization control system for a vehicle having a cabin. The apparatus can include a source of vehicle location data, and a door coupled to the cabin and including a window movable relative to the door between a first, closed position and a second,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140316612 - Vehicle access system: A system facilitating access to a vehicle when the main battery is incapable of supplying sufficient power for actuating the vehicle's power locks. The system comprises an access device for identifying an authorized user of the vehicle; means positioned in the vehicle for authenticating the remote access device; means positioned... Agent:

20140316610 - Vehicle portable key: A portable key switchable between a first mode and a second mode for operating a vehicle has a transmission antenna that transmits a signal to the vehicle, a reception antenna that receives a signal from the vehicle, a changeover switch that is operable by a user when the portable key... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140316613 - Aircraft performance monitoring system: A method and apparatus for monitoring an aircraft. A current performance of the aircraft is identified during operation of the aircraft using a model of the aircraft and flight state data. A current capability of the aircraft is identified from the current performance of the aircraft. An operation is performed... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140316614 - Drone for collecting images and system for categorizing image data: A data collection system provides a first computer media for collecting image data, a second computer media for analyzing the image data and locating anomalies in the image data, a third computer media for linking particular image data to address data of the property where the anomaly is present and... Agent:

20140316615 - Method and apparatus for aircraft sensor and actuator failure protection using reconfigurable flight control laws: A method and apparatus for reconfiguring flight control of an aircraft during a failure while the aircraft is flying. The method and apparatus provide a control law that is software-implemented and configured to automatically send flight control data to a mixing/mapping matrix. The method and apparatus also provide a reconfiguration... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140316616 - Unmanned aerial vehicle and methods for controlling same: One variation of a method for imaging an area of interest includes: within a user interface, receiving a selection for a set of interest points on a digital map of a physical area and receiving a selection for a resolution of a geospatial map; identifying a ground area corresponding to... Agent: Airphrame, Inc.

20140316617 - Flight system for an aircraft having an autoland system: A method and system for operating an aircraft having an autoflight system comprising flight guidance functionality and autoland functionality providing input to a flight control system such that both the autoflight and autoland functionality and their corresponding systems are operated at a Design Assurance Level A.... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems LLC

20140316619 - Information processing apparatus, communication terminal, information processing method, and program: Accident information determination server apparatus, when receiving a request from mobile communication terminal operated by a requester, specifies a train line, a terminal location, a moving direction, and a car number where mobile communication terminal that has made the request resides. Then, accident information determination server apparatus determines an impact... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.

20140316618 - System and method for determining dynamically changing distributions of vehicles in a vehicle system: A system and method for determining dynamically changing distributions of vehicles in a vehicle system are disclosed. The system and method determine handling parameters of the vehicle system. The handling parameters are determined for different distributions of the vehicles among different groups at different potential change points along a route.... Agent:

20140316620 - Method and device for averting and damping rolling of a ship: This invention relates to a method and a device for averting and damping rolling of an engine-driven marine vessel with propeller propulsion. The proposed method recognizes the fact that the speed controller of a ship responds to heel angle variations by propeller speed adjustments. A speed controller is reading such... Agent: Q-tagg R&d Ab

20140316627 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus for a vehicle including a second clutch capable of switching between input and output shafts connecting state in which a motor-generation is connected. The control apparatus drives the wheels by the motor-generation so a torque transmitted to the wheels does not fluctuate in case the gear shift... Agent:

20140316631 - Drive control device for hybrid vehicle: A drive control device for a hybrid vehicle which is provided with: a first differential mechanism and a second differential mechanism which have a total of five rotary elements; and an engine, a first electric motor, a second electric motor and an output rotary member which are respectively connected to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140316628 - Driving environment prediction device, vehicle control device and methods thereof: There is a need to predict a driving environment with high responsiveness by a simple configuration. There is provided a driving environment prediction device that predicts a driving environment of a vehicle that causes a vehicle stop. The driving environment prediction device comprises: a first vehicle stop time rate calculator... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140316624 - Hybrid vehicle and control method thereof: An ECU determines whether or not fuel in a fuel tank deteriorates. A heating system is configured to be able to perform heating (engine heating) using heat of an engine which heating uses the engine under operation as a heat source, and heating (heat-pump heating) using a heat pump cycle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140316621 - Laser ignition system based diagnostics: Methods and systems are provided for enabling engine diagnostics, including visual inspections of an engine cylinder, using existing hardware from a laser ignition system. Light pulses from a laser ignition device are received at a photodetector during non-combusting conditions and used to generate images of an inside of the cylinder... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316622 - Laser ignition system based diagnostics: Methods and systems are provided for enabling engine diagnostics, including visual inspections of an engine cylinder, using existing hardware from a laser ignition system. Light pulses from a laser ignition device are received at a photodetector during non-combusting conditions and used to generate images of an inside of the cylinder... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316630 - Method for controlling the temperature of a vehicle with at least a partial electric drive, vehicle and charging station: A method for controlling the temperature of a vehicle with at least a partial electric drive while the vehicle is connected to a charging station includes setting up a data link for bidirectional communication between the vehicle and charging station. Vehicle-side data is acquired with vehicle-side means for acquiring data,... Agent:

20140316623 - Shift shock reduction system of electrically driven utility vehicle: A shift shock reduction system of an electrically driven utility vehicle comprises: a motor controller which controls an output of a motor; an automatic transmission which has a pair of electrically-powered means with two speeds or more; and a transmission control unit which is electrically connected with the controller, and... Agent:

20140316626 - Vehicle and method for controlling vehicle: A vehicle includes: a motor generator for generating driving power for traveling thereof; an ECU for controlling the motor generator; and an inclination detecting unit for detecting inclination of a road surface. The ECU performs power changing driving in which the vehicle is traveled while switching the motor generator between... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140316625 - Vehicle control system and controller: A vehicle control system includes a controller configured to be able to perform a slip control in which an internal combustion engine becomes a non-operation state by setting a first clutch to a release state and an electric rotating machine is driven by setting a second clutch to a slip... Agent:

20140316629 - Vehicle regenerative deceleration actuator and indicator system and method: An indicator system for regenerative slowing of a hybrid or electric vehicle includes at least one deceleration indicator positioned on the rear of a vehicle, a vehicle deceleration monitor configured to monitor deceleration and produce a control output signal if deceleration exceeds a predetermined level, a vehicle braking module configured... Agent:

20140316634 - Autonomous working device: An autonomous working device, in particular an autonomous lawn mower, comprising a computing unit. The autonomous working device is configured to cover a surface to be treated in strips. The computing unit is configured to adjust an overlap of the strips according to at least one parameter.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140316632 - Enhanced park assist wheel speed compensation technique: A method of parking a vehicle includes calibrating a wheel speed count of the vehicle based on a measured length that is external to the vehicle, and parking the vehicle based on the calibrated wheel speed count.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316633 - Vehicle control system and vehicle control method: A position measurement portion manages a measurement target area by dividing the area into a plurality of section areas, and also manages, or keeps track of, an intra-area interfering object number which is the number of interfering objects in a given section area, independently for each of the plurality of... Agent: Daifuku Co., Ltd.

20140316635 - Autonomous travel system: Provided is an autonomous travel system having an operation management unit including a map database with a combination of topological region maps, on which the range of travel of a vehicle is expressed as points and lines, and metric region maps, on which the travel range is expressed on planar... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140316636 - Moving robot, user terminal apparatus and control method thereof: A moving robot configured to generate a map of an environment of a territory and allow a user to set a structure of the territory and information on the map used for a location-based service and to use a more intuitively intelligent service is provided. The moving robot includes an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140316637 - Active suspension with load detection and adaptation: A method for estimating a location of a center of gravity (CG) of a sprung mass of a vehicle includes steps of a) determining whether the vehicle is stationary or moving; b) if the vehicle is stationary, calculating estimated x and y coordinates of the CG; c) storing the estimated... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316638 - Hybrid vehicle fuel system leak detection: Methods and systems for fuel system leak detection in a hybrid electric vehicle using a fuel reservoir are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, during an engine off condition, delivering fuel from a fuel tank into a reservoir while the fuel tank is vented to atmosphere, and sealing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316639 - Data conversion apparatus and method of using a cell phone to update fault code data and maintain vehicles using on-board diagnostic systems: An apparatus for obtaining diagnostic codes from vehicles with on-board diagnostic systems, using a cell phone as the code reader, and employing a signal converter between the cell phone and vehicle to allow communication between the cell phone and the vehicle's on-board diagnostic system, and allowing the cell phone to... Agent:

20140316640 - Autonomous system, device and method to provide data of the autonomous system: A device to provide data of an autonomous system is configured to receive, from the autonomous system, data that are generated by the autonomous system, and to send the received data to an archiving device for storage. The archiving device is arranged external to the autonomous system and is independent... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140316643 - Hydraulic brake system for a motor vehicle and fault condition detection for same: The present disclosure provides a hydraulic brake system for a motor vehicle and a method for the detection of a fault condition of the hydraulic brake system. An electronic control device determines at least one pressure value of the brake fluid of the brake system and at least one volume... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316642 - Method of detecting solenoid valve failure of vehicle electric brake booster and failure detecting apparatus for implementing the same: The present invention provides a method of detecting solenoid valve failure of a vehicle electric brake booster, the method including: a) driving the motor so that the piston moves forward until the piston closes at least the cut-off hole in a state in which the solenoid valve is locked; b)... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20140316641 - Techniques for detecting supercharger belt slip: A technique can include receiving, at a controller for a vehicle, the controller including one or more processors, a signal indicative of a pressure in an intake manifold of an engine of the vehicle. The vehicle can include a supercharger configured to supply pressurized air to the intake manifold. The... Agent:

20140316646 - Fuel injection valve: A fuel injection valve includes a cylinder internal pressure sensor disposed in the vicinity of a distal end thereof. The cylinder internal pressure sensor detects a cylinder internal pressure in a cylinder and outputs a first sensor signal Ss1 responsive to the detected cylinder internal pressure. Further, a signal processor,... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140316644 - System and method for diagnosing failure of thermostat: A system and method for diagnosing failure of a thermostat that includes a controller configured to measure a coolant temperature and a coolant model temperature and determine a temperature of engine oil, when the coolant temperature is greater than a first reference temperature and the coolant model temperature is equal... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140316645 - Vehicle tyre pressure checking: A sensor array (13) for checking the pressure of a vehicle tyre whilst being moved over the array comprises two sets (14) and (19) of aligned, facing sensor members. The first set (14) of sensor members is formed by slits (15) cut into a plate of metal to form first... Agent: Wheelright Limited

20140316647 - Active control method of accelerator pedal effort: An active control method of accelerator pedal effort identifies a driver's habit of manipulation when a driver starts a vehicle having a pedal effort controllable accelerator pedal from a stationary state. Thus, the active control method can actively vary the accelerator pedal effort according to accelerator pedal manipulation habits of... Agent:

20140316649 - Active control method of accelerator pedal effort: An active control method of accelerator pedal effort comprises steps to actively vary pedal effort. When a vehicle having a controllable pedal effort accelerator pedal runs, the active control method can actively vary the accelerator pedal effort according to an accelerator position sensor operation percentages selected by a driver, thereby... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140316648 - Active control method of pedal effort for accelerator: An active control method of pedal effort for an accelerator comprises steps to actively vary pedal effort. When a vehicle having a controllable pedal effort accelerator pedal runs, the active control method can actively vary the accelerator pedal effort according to accelerator pedal manipulation habits of a driver, thereby improving... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140316650 - Control system for auxiliary power unit of a vehicle: A method of controlling an auxiliary power unit of a vehicle. The auxiliary power unit is in communication with an air conditioning system of the vehicle and includes an engine and an alternator coupled to the engine. The method includes determining a state of a compressor of the air conditioning... Agent:

20140316651 - Vehicle having an auxiliary battery: The present invention relates to a vehicle comprising: a third control unit for sensing the gear being placed into a parking mode and the removal of an ignition key; a control unit including a temperature-setting part for setting a temperature for a cooling or heating operation, a second sensor for... Agent: Leader Tech Co., Ltd

20140316652 - Method and apparatus for an adjustable damper: A method for controlling vehicle motion is described. The method includes: comparing a measured acceleration value associated with a movement of a vehicle component of a vehicle with a predetermined acceleration threshold value that corresponds to the vehicle component, wherein the vehicle component is coupled with a frame of the... Agent:

20140316653 - Vehicle control device and vehicle control method: A vehicle control device includes a motive power source orientation control device, a friction brake orientation control device, a damping force control device, and an orientation control device. The orientation control device controls vehicle body orientation via the motive power source orientation control device when the absolute value of the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140316655 - Motor vehicle with road evaluation device: A motor vehicle including an adjustable steering assistance is disclosed. The adjustable steering assistance includes an evaluation unit for evaluating the grip of a road travelled, in which the extent of the steering assistance is variable as a function of the result of the road grip evaluation. The effectiveness of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140316654 - Surgical patient side cart with steering interface: A patient side cart for a teleoperated surgical system includes at least one manipulator portion for holding a surgical instrument and a steering interface. The steering interface may include at least one sensor positioned to sense turning, fore, and aft forces exerted by a user to move the cart. The... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

20140316657 - Stabilized directional control systems and methods: Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide stabilized directional control for a vehicle. A directional control system for an embodiment may include a logic device adapted to receive directional data about a vehicle and determine nominal vehicle feedback from the directional data. The nominal vehicle feedback may be... Agent:

20140316658 - Steering control apparatus: A control computing unit allocates a feedback axial force and a feedforward axial force at an allocation ratio based on an axial force difference which is a difference between the feedback axial force and the feedforward axial force to set a final axial force as a steering-rack axial force. The... Agent:

20140316656 - Steering system clatter mitigation: A steering system clatter mitigation apparatus and method. The clatter mitigation apparatus excites the steering system at a frequency within a range of an existing engine noise. The excitation of the steering system at a different frequency than the clatter sound greatly reduces the clatter sound. The sound produced by... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316659 - Airbag control apparatus and method for controlling airbag device of vehicle: In a method for controlling an airbag device of a vehicle, the vehicle includes a steering wheel equipped with a depth-sensing camera, a gyroscope, a drive device, and at least one airbag device. The airbag device includes at least one airbag. The depth-sensing camera captures a 3D scene image of... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140316663 - Drinking vessels and related systems and methods: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems configured to determine an amount of alcohol in an alcohol-containing liquid discharged from a drinking vessel or an amount of the alcohol-containing liquid discharged from the drinking vessel, drinking vessels configured to measure alcohol content or other property of an alcohol-containing liquid held... Agent:

20140316662 - Portable multifunctional mobility aid apparatus: A portable, foldable, and multifunctional mobility aid apparatus that assists a user in standing, sitting, and/or walking process. The apparatus has an integrated power source and is based on 4 wheels. Users can stand on it and drive it as an electric mobility device, or disable it and use it... Agent:

20140316661 - Seat system for a vehicle: A seat system for a vehicle includes a seat having a seat bottom on which a person can sit. An intermediate support structure is secured to the seat and the vehicle which allows the seat to rotate relative to the vehicle. An actuator can interact with the seat to cause... Agent:

20140316660 - Seat-integrated occupant presence detector: A system includes a vehicle seat with an embedded presence detector that can detect a presence of an occupant and output a presence signal. A position controller is configured to receive the presence signal and adjust a position of the vehicle seat to a predetermined driving position in response to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316664 - Aggressive and stable speed control: A system and method are provided for controlling a movable element in accordance with a speed command. The movable element, which may be an excavator swing platform, is moved via an actuator that is driven in accordance with a torque command. The speed of the movable element is sensed, and... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140316665 - Collision detection and mitigation systems and methods for a shovel: Systems and methods for detecting collisions. One system includes a processor configured to receive data from at least one sensor installed on a shovel, identify a plurality of planes based on the data, determine if the plurality of planes are positioned in a predetermined configuration associated with a haul truck... Agent:

20140316669 - Device and method for controlling braking of a motor vehicle: A method for control of braking by a supplementary brake (290-296) of a motor vehicle (100; 110): Choose (s410) supplementary braking by a control device (270). Continuously determine 20) total available supplementary brake torque (Mtot) and determine (s430) by the control device (270) a chosen proportion (Mshare) of total available... Agent:

20140316667 - Hydraulic control device and hydraulic control method thereof: Disclosed are a hydraulic control device and a hydraulic control method thereof. The hydraulic control device includes a hydraulic-valve sensing unit to sense the magnitude of current brake-pressure from a hydraulic valve, a pressure creating-state sensing unit to sense the magnitude of currently created pressure from a pressure creating/providing unit... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140316666 - Method of, and apparatus for, controlling the speed of a vehicle: s

20140316668 - Vehicular driving support system: According to the invention, in a system that provides driving support for a vehicle, if a solid body is recognized in an advancing direction of a host vehicle, at least one avoidance target trajectory that allows a collision of the host vehicle with the solid body to be avoided are... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140316670 - Setting device for motor vehicle assistance function units and steering column lever operator control assembly: A device is configured for setting at least three assistance function units that influence the speed of a motor vehicle. The assistance function units are selected from a group consisting of a speed maintaining assistance function unit, a predictive distance control assistance function unit, a speed limiting assistance function unit,... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140316671 - Platoon travel system: A platoon travel system organizes a platoon having plural platoon vehicles traveling in two vehicle groups, in which a preset inter-vehicle distance is reserved between each of the platoon vehicles. When a new vehicle joins in the platoon, the platoon travel system adjusts the inter-vehicle distance by decelerating, among all... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140316672 - Humidity sensor and engine system: Methods and systems are provided for an engine coupled temperature-based humidity sensor. Degradation of the humidity sensor may be determined while flowing gasses into an engine intake air downstream of a humidity sensor and upstream of a compressor, indicating humidity sensor degradation when relative humidity readings change by less than... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316674 - System and method for integrally controlling a transmitter via a vehicular operation: A vehicle device and method for controlling facility exhaust ventilation systems in facilities related to first responder and other commercial vehicles, wherein the device and method automatically reengages operation of the facility exhaust ventilation system, based on vehicle status inputs.... Agent:

20140316673 - System and method for providing spark to an engine: An approach for supplying spark to engine cylinders is disclosed. In one example, the approach increases ignition energy supplied to spark plugs of deactivated cylinders to reduce the possibility of spark plug fouling for the deactivated cylinders.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316678 - Air-fuel ratio detection device and air-fuel ratio detection method: When an air-fuel ratio detection performed by detecting an output of a downstream sensor, which is a limiting-current type air-fuel ratio sensor arranged at a downstream side of a catalyst in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine, and calculating an air-fuel ratio at the downstream side of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140316677 - Dual fuel common rail depressurization during engine shutdown and machine using same: A machine includes a compression ignition engine fueled from common rail fuel injectors that predominately inject natural gas fuel that is compression ignited with a small pilot injection of liquid diesel fuel. When an engine shutdown command is communicated to an electronic controller, the supply of gaseous fuel to the... Agent:

20140316676 - Humidity sensor and engine system: Methods and systems are provided for an engine coupled capacitance-based humidity sensor. Degradation of the humidity sensor may be determined based on humidity readings while flowing gasses into an engine intake air downstream of the humidity sensor and upstream of a compressor change by less than a first threshold while... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316675 - Preserving combustion stability during compressor-surge conditions: A method to avoid over-dilution of an intake-air charge of an engine includes, during a first condition, applying at least some feedback control to the opening and closure of a valve that adjustably admits exhaust to the intake-air charge. During a second condition predictive of compressor surge, no feedback control... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140316680 - Control device and control method for internal combustion engine: The control device for an internal combustion engine including a plurality of cylinders includes: a misfire detection unit for detecting a misfire state for each of the plurality of cylinders; a plurality of electronic throttles each provided on an intake pipe corresponding to each of the plurality of cylinders, for... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140316679 - In-vehicle engine control device and control method thereof: In an inductive element which is intermittently excited by a boosting opening and closing element and charges a high-voltage capacitor to a high voltage, an inductive element current proportional to a voltage across both ends of a current detection resistor and a boosted detection voltage which is a divided voltage... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140316681 - Airflow control systems and methods using model predictive control: A torque requesting module generates a first torque request for a spark ignition engine based on driver input. A torque conversion module converts the first torque request into a second torque request. A setpoint control module, based on the second torque request, generates a mass of air per cylinder (APC)... Agent:

20140316682 - Airflow control systems and methods using model predictive control: A torque requesting module generates a first torque request for a spark ignition engine based on driver input. A torque conversion module converts the first torque request into a second torque request. A setpoint control module generates setpoints for the spark ignition engine based on the second torque request. A... Agent:

20140316683 - Airflow control systems and methods using model predictive control: A torque requesting module generates a first torque request for a spark ignition engine based on driver input. A torque conversion module converts the first torque request into a second torque request. A setpoint control module generates air and exhaust setpoints for the spark ignition engine based on the second... Agent:

20140316684 - Multiple engine sequencer: Multiple engine sequencers in memory interfaces are disclosed. Individual sequencer engines of multiple engine sequencers perform at least portions of their respective operations in parallel with other individual sequencer engine operations performed in the memory interface. In at least one embodiment, sequencer engine operations are performed at least partially concurrently... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.

20140316686 - Method for transmitting route data for traffic telematics: A method for providing traffic telematics information about the travel route of a vehicle traveling on a road system having multiple roads interconnected between road junctions includes: determining a probability of the vehicle approaching a road junction and assigning the probability to the respective road junction, and transmitting information regarding... Agent:

20140316685 - Onboard-installation for a vehicle: The present subject matter relates to an onboard unit for a traffic telematics system, comprising: a first communication module, designed for near-range radio communication with a first external communication device, a second communication module, designed for far-range radio communication with a second external communication device, and a non-volatile memory, which... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag

20140316688 - Estimating time travel distributions on signalized arterials: A system is provided for estimating time travel distributions on signalized arterials. The system may be implemented as a network service. Traffic data regarding a plurality of travel times on a signalized arterial may be received. A present distribution of the travel times on the signalized arterial may be determined.... Agent:

20140316687 - Real-time traffic condition measurement using network transmission data: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a first location, at time one, of a plurality of automobiles using cell phone tower triangulation to locate a cell phone within each of the plurality of automobiles, identifying a second location, at time two, for each of... Agent:

20140316689 - Electronic device and anticollision alarming method: In a method of monitoring an actual distance between a first vehicle and a second vehicle, using a recipient electronic device which is positioned in the second vehicle positioned after the first vehicle, the recipient electronic device calculates the actual distance according to position information of the first and the... Agent: Fih (hong Kong) Limited

20140316690 - Device and method for determining the position of a vehicle: A device for determining a position of a vehicle, including a position determining device for determining the position, and a transmitter for sending the position to the vehicle. Also described is a method and a system for determining a position of a vehicle. In addition, a computer program is also... Agent:

20140316691 - Method and terminal for providing electronic map: A method for a device to provide an electronic map includes receiving user input to start an electronic map; obtaining, responsive to the receiving, electronic map filtrating information; and determining, from a plurality of electronic maps, an electronic map matching the electronic map filtrating information.... Agent: Xiaomi Inc.

20140316692 - Spray drift systems and methods including an input device: Systems and methods for adjusting or providing instructions to spraying systems are provided. In an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, an apparatus to identify sensitive areas is provided. The apparatus comprising: a module to electronically receive sensitive area information, the sensitive area information related to one or more sensitive... Agent:

20140316693 - Automatic positioning system and method of using same: The present disclosure provides an automatic positioning system that is in a mobile device. The mobile device communicates with a vehicle. The system includes a first detection module, a second detection module and a positioning module. The first detection module detects the mobile device is in a moving state or... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140316694 - Method and system for mobile device selectively reporting of gps position information to others: A privacy enhancement device for electronic device such as a cellular telephone. The privacy enhancement device may include a jammer which may produces false information, e.g. false information indicative of pseudo ranges. In addition, the navigation information used on the position detecting device may be locally stored versions of dynamically... Agent: Platt Technology Investments LLC

20140316695 - Using routing symbols to describe a drving maneuver: Driving directions are presented where a maneuver in the driving directions includes a road symbol and an action symbol. A road symbol identifies the road involved in the particular maneuver, and an action symbol identifies an action to be performed to execute the particular maneuver. In one example, a road... Agent: Mapquest, Inc.

20140316696 - Navigation device and navigation method capable of presenting prompt information with different light effects: The present disclosure discloses a navigation device and a navigation method. The navigation method includes a satellite signal receiving module of the navigation device for receiving a positioning signal, a control unit of the navigation device for controlling a display module to display a navigation map on a map region... Agent:

20140316697 - Real-time and post-processed orbit determination and positioning: Novel methods and systems for the accurate and efficient processing of real-time and latent global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) data are described. Such methods and systems can perform orbit determination of GNSS satellites, orbit determination of satellites carrying GNSS receivers, positioning of GNSS receivers, and environmental monitoring with GNSS data.... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20140316698 - Observability-constrained vision-aided inertial navigation: This disclosure describes techniques for reducing or eliminating estimator inconsistency in vision-aided inertial navigation systems (VINS). For example, an observability-constrained VINS (OC-VINS) is described which enforce the unobservable directions of the system to prevent spurious information gain and reduce inconsistency.... Agent: Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

20140316699 - Automatic image capture: In one embodiment, a mobile device generates sensor data configured to describe a geographic position of a mobile device. A list of events is defined according to position data and time data. The geographic position of the mobile device is compared to positions in the list of events of interest... Agent:

20140316700 - Systems and methods for path finding: Systems and methods are provided for path finding. For example, a first path of a first object and a second path of a second object are calculated during a predetermined time period; one or more first interpolating points are set at one or more first times associated with the first... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140316701 - Control system for indicating if people can reach locations that satisfy a predetermined set of conditions and requirements: Managing routes to meet one or more predetermined conditions, in one aspect, may comprise receiving user information associated with a user via a user's device. Based on the user information, at least a target location to where the user is traveling may be determined. Path information associated with one or... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140316702 - Control system for indicating if people can reach locations that satisfy a predetermined set of conditions and requirements: Managing routes to meet one or more predetermined conditions, in one aspect, may comprise receiving user information associated with a user via a user's device. Based on the user information, at least a target location to where the user is traveling may be determined. Path information associated with one or... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140316703 - Vehicular navigation apparatus: A vehicular navigation apparatus configured to independently operate a dedicated application and an externally-introduced general-purpose application is provided. The navigation apparatus includes a control device and a management device. The management device notifies the control device of attribute information of the general-purpose application in operation. Based on the attribute information,... Agent: Denso Corporation

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