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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative locationBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/06/2014 > 114 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories.
20140067155 - Dynamic road gradient estimation: A vehicle and vehicle system are provided with a controller that is configured to generate output indicative of a vehicle mass estimation. The vehicle mass estimation is based on a longitudinal acceleration and a wheel torque when at least one of the longitudinal acceleration, a vehicle speed and a yaw... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067154 - Kinematic road gradient estimation: A vehicle and a vehicle system are provided with a controller that is configured to generate output indicative of a kinematic road gradient estimation using an extended Kalman filter. The extended Kalman filter includes a system input based on a longitudinal acceleration and an acceleration offset, and a system output... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067158 - Method and apparatus for setting or modifying programmable parameter in power driven wheelchair: A method and apparatus for setting or modifying a programmable operating parameter associated with a power driven wheelchair is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes: a) operating a user interface device associated with a power driven wheelchair in a programming mode, b) selecting a programmable operating parameter associated with... Agent: Invacare Corporation
20140067152 - Providing vehicle operating information using a wireless device: A method of collecting vehicle operating information using a wireless device includes the steps of communicatively linking a wireless device located within a vehicle to a vehicle telematics unit; receiving vehicle data at the wireless device from the vehicle telematics unit using the link; recording the received vehicle data at... Agent: General Motors LLC
20140067153 - Road gradient estimation arbitration: A vehicle and vehicle system are provided with a controller that is configured to generate output indicative of a road gradient based on at least one of a first estimation, a second estimation and a third estimation. The road gradient is based on the first estimation when a vehicle speed... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067156 - System for identification provided by users in vehicles: The techniques described herein include a system for determining the number and the identity of users in a vehicle, and to a method for operating this system. The system comprises a vehicle with a vehicle identification (ID) and a vehicle module for the wireless transmission of vehicle-specific data. The system... Agent: Vodafone Holding Gmbh
20140067157 - Vehicle communication system: A vehicle communication system includes at least one device control apparatuses. One device control apparatus has an electronic controller. The vehicle communication system includes an information memory apparatus that is another vehicle apparatus different from the first device control apparatuses. The electronic controller of the device control apparatus stores a... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140067162 - Method and device for controlling and monitoring the surrounding areas of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav): The embodiments herein disclose a method and a remote control for controlling and monitoring surrounding areas of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) by an operator with a remote control comprising a flight display. The embodiments disclose a surprising advantageously effect for the purposes of controlling and monitoring the surroundings of... Agent: Prox Dynamics As
20140067161 - System for preventing relay attack for vehicle entry: A system for preventing a relay attack on a vehicle is provided. The system includes a base unit positioned in the vehicle and operably connected to at least one vehicle system. The base unit is configured to obtain position information of the base unit. The system further includes a portable... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140067159 - Unmanned device interaction methods and systems: Structures and protocols are presented for configuring an unmanned aerial device to participate in the performance of tasks, for using data resulting from such a configuration or performance, or for facilitating other interactions with such devices.... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware
20140067160 - Unmanned device interaction methods and systems: Structures and protocols are presented for configuring an unmanned aerial device to participate in the performance of tasks, for using data resulting from such a configuration or performance, or for facilitating other interactions with such devices.... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware
20140067163 - Vehicle intelligent key device, remote control system, and method for driving a passenger vehicle: A passenger vehicle includes: a vehicle intelligent key device, configured to send a starting signal and a control signal; and a passenger vehicle, configured to receive the starting signal and the control signal, to start a remote control mode according to the starting signal, and to control the passenger vehicle... Agent:
20140067169 - Electric taxi auto-guidance and control system: An auto-guidance and control method and system are provided for use in conjunction with an aircraft electric taxi system, wherein electric taxi guidance may be performed in a manual mode by a crew or in an auto-mode by an auto-guidance and control system. First, aircraft status data and airport feature... Agent:
20140067168 - Horizontal tail load alleviation system: A method for controlling control surfaces. A position limit is identified for movement of a control surface based on a load limit set for the control surface and a number of vehicle current operation parameters to form an identified position limit. Responsive to receiving a command to move the control... Agent: The Boeing Company
20140067166 - Method of controlling an electric propulsion system: An apparatus is described comprising: at least one processor; and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to: regulate an operation of a motor based at least in part on a control imposed on an output torque of the motor and a... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
20140067164 - Methods and apparatuses for autonomous flight termination: Embodiments include a flight safety assembly onboard an aerial vehicle, which 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... Agent: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
20140067165 - System and method for utilizing multiple sensors: A sensor system having multiple sensors and having a grid generator projecting into space a relative navigation grid and a method of utilizing multiple airborne sensors operably coupled to an aircraft and coordinating the sensor outputs from the airborne sensors based on the determined spatial position of the multiple sensors... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems LLC
20140067167 - Unmanned device interaction methods and systems: Structures and protocols are presented for configuring an unmanned aerial device to participate in the performance of tasks, for using data resulting from such a configuration or performance, or for facilitating other interactions with such devices.... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The State Of Delaware
20140067171 - Systems and methods for graphically indicating aircraft ascent and descent capabilities: Systems and methods are operable to present graphical information indicating capability of an aircraft to change altitude. An exemplary embodiment determines an altitude change capability of the aircraft; determines an altitude change capability icon based on the determined altitude change capability of the aircraft, wherein the altitude change capability icon... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140067179 - Diagnostic apparatus and diagnostic method of hybrid vehicle: A diagnostic apparatus of a hybrid vehicle has an internal combustion engine, a motor that generates a driving force for vehicle travel, and a diagnostic unit that diagnoses a vehicle state by motoring the internal combustion engine using the motor in a state where an output of the internal combustion... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140067180 - Drive control apparatus of hybrid vehicle: d
20140067172 - Electric lawn tractor power management system and method: An electric lawn tractor power management system and method including a power management switch having a normal mode setting and a power management mode setting. In response to actuation of the power management switch to the power management mode setting, a blade motor controller commands a blade motor to rotate... Agent:
20140067182 - Electric vehicle and method for controlling electric vehicle: An omni-directional electric vehicle includes: a body having a chair portion; an operation detection unit which detects an operation direction and an operation amount of an operation input; a travel control information generation unit which generates, based on the operation direction and the operation amount, travel control information including (i)... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140067176 - Hybrid construction machine: Disclosed is a hybrid construction machine including: an engine, a generator-motor, a hydraulic pump, an electric storage device, a power control device which controls electric power between the generator-motor and the electric storage device, a temperature detector which determines a temperature of the electric storage device, an unload valve provided... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20140067177 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle, and control method of inverted pendulum type vehicle: A controller 21 of a vehicle 1 is equipped with a first control 24, which is configured to control a first actuator 8 so as to move a traveling motion unit 3 according to tilting of an occupant mounting section 5, and a second control unit 25, which is configured... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140067175 - Method and system for controlling charging of battery for hybrid electric vehicle: The present invention relates to a method and system for controlling charging of a battery supplying power to a hybrid electric vehicle according to a driving state. The method includes: detecting, by a sensor, a speed of the vehicle, generating, by a generator, power according to a driving state of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140067174 - Method and system for learning and controlling torque transmission kiss point of engine clutch for hybrid electric vehicle: Disclosed a system and method of learning and controlling a torque transmission kiss point of an engine clutch. In particular, a determination is made as to whether power transference to a transmission transmitting an output from the engine and the motor has been interrupted, and whether the engine is being... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140067183 - Optimized fuzzy logic controller for energy management in micro and mild hybrid electric vehicles: An energy storage system of a vehicle includes an energy storage device, a regulation device coupled to the energy storage device, one or more sensing devices for sensing current levels, voltage levels, temperature levels, and/or pressure levels of the energy storage device and/or on components thereof, and a control unit... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company
20140067181 - Torque distribution apparatus, torque distribution method, torque distribution value generation method, and program: A torque distribution apparatus acquires an instructed torque input and a motor efficiency map for motors; detects vehicular speed and drive wheel rotational speed; calculates based on the detected speeds, a relational expression of drive wheel slip rate and a friction coefficient; creates based on the relational expression, a performance... Agent:
20140067178 - Two-wheeled inverted pendulum vehicle and control method therefor: A two-wheeled inverted pendulum vehicle includes: single-winding first and second motors respectively rotating one of two wheels; first and second control systems respectively supplying drive currents to the first and second motors; a sensor detecting a physical quantity that varies with a turn of the vehicle; a dynamic brake unit... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140067173 - Vehicle electric machine control strategy: A vehicle includes at least one electric machine and an inverter for selectively transmitting power to the electric machine. The inverter includes a power module. At least one controller controls the electric machine and the inverter. The controller at least temporarily disables the inverter during a power cycle such that... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067184 - Automatic guided vehicle system and method: An apparatus and method for guiding an automatic guided vehicle along a magnetic pathway and more specifically to an apparatus and a method capable of accurately and precisely following a weak magnetic field emitted by a substantially continuous passive magnetic marker having route junctions.... Agent:
20140067185 - In-situ robotic inspection of components: Methods and systems for inspecting a component within an assembled turbomachine are disclosed. At least one miniature robotic device having a non-destructive testing structure attached thereto is configured to travel around a surface of the component. The non-destructive testing structure gathers data related to the surface, and sends the data... Agent: General Electric Company
20140067186 - Sonar system for remote vehicle: A SONAR system for use with a robotic vacuum having SONAR emitters and receivers thereon. The SONAR system comprises a waveguide or horn located in front of the emitters and receivers that can improve the overall target resolution and reduce the number of “dead zones” where targets are not easily... Agent: Irobot Corporation
20140067187 - Construction zone detection using a plurality of information sources: Methods and systems for detection of a construction zone using information from a plurality of sources are described. In an example, a computing device, configured to control the vehicle, may be configured to receive information, from a plurality of sources, relating to detection of a construction zone on the road... Agent: Google Inc.
20140067188 - Railway maintenance device: A railway maintenance device configured for autonomous or semi-autonomous operation in a rail environment is provided. The device can process image data to move about the rail environment and perform one or more actions in the rail environment. The actions can include one or more actions related to decoupling and/or... Agent: International Electronic Machines Corporation
20140067190 - Method of determining the stress that should be applied to a tyre during a high-efficiency indoor endurance test: A method of determining the stress that should be applied to a tyre during an indoor endurance bench test, the method including the steps of: driving a vehicle along a sample road route; measuring variations in the longitudinal speed and position of the vehicle during its journey along the sample... Agent: Bridgestone Corporation
20140067189 - Verifying completion of a circuit to qualify a vehicle: Aspects of the disclosure relate to verifying the completion of a circuit around a vehicle. A location of an individual can be detected in relation to a vehicle within a time period to determine whether a circuit around the vehicle was properly completed by the individual. Upon determining completion of... Agent:
20140067191 - Vehicle condition informing system: A vehicle system 1 includes an input interface set 52 for reservation of a charge service for a batter set 15 and reservation of an air-conditioning service, an indicator set 51 disposed inside or outside a vehicle, and a controller 54 for controlling the indicator set 51 to put in... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20140067192 - Active safety systems of vehicles with graphical microprocessors: A system of a vehicle includes an engine control module (ECM), a first processor module, sensors, a second processor module, and a third processor module. The ECM controls engine actuators based on driver inputs to a steering wheel, an accelerator pedal, a brake pedal, and a cruise control system. The... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140067193 - System for predicting tire casing life: A system for predicting tire casing life remaining for a casing in a tire, the system including: a tire condition measurement unit that measures one characteristic value including tire internal pressure information indicating at least one of a tire condition and a vehicle running condition; a temperature history estimation unit... Agent: Bridgestone Corporation
20140067194 - Method for detecting and tracking the position of a movable transferring device/loading device of a bucket-wheel excavator or bucket chain excavator: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a method for detecting and tracking the position of a mobile transferring device/loading device of a bucket-wheel excavator or bucket chain excavator. The bucket-wheel excavator or bucket chain excavator includes an extraction device having a pivotable superstructure, which has inclinable cantilever, a track-drivable substructure, and... Agent: Abb Ag
20140067195 - On board diagnostic (obd) device system and method: Systems and methods for processing and transmitting on-board diagnostics (OBD) signals are provided. An electronic device includes a housing, an OBD engagement member configured to physically engage with an OBD port of an (FHV) and receive power and data communications therefrom. Computer circuitry disposed at least partially within the housing... Agent: Frias Transportation Infrastructure LLC
20140067197 - Machine-implemented method for obtaining data from a nonlinear dynamic real system during a test run: In a machine-implemented method for obtaining data from a nonlinear dynamic real system during a test run, for instance an internal combustion engine, a drive-train or parts thereof, of a sequence of dynamic excitation signals for at least one measurement channel is generated according to a previously generated design of... Agent: Avl List Gmbh
20140067196 - Warning system for vehicles: A warning system for vehicles contains a detecting device for capturing different change values of an internal resistance coefficient generating from a water quantity of an outlet tube of a water tank and different change values relative to a float voltage; a detection module used to determine the different change... Agent:
20140067198 - Display system for work vehicle having power take off (pto): A display system for a work vehicle includes a rotation speed display section for selectively displaying an engine rotation speed or a PTO rotation speed in a same display area, a display selection switch for outputting a display selection command, a discrimination display section for displaying a discrimination object for... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20140067199 - Aerospace intelligent window system: A network system for monitoring and storing data of aircraft intelligent windows or windshields to provide useable life of, provide real life performance of, and/or measure characteristics and/or properties of, the windshields forwards the data from sensors mounting the windshield to a window sensing hub having a microprocessor programed to... Agent: Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.
20140067200 - Diagnostic apparatus and diagnostic method of hybrid vehicle: A diagnostic apparatus of a hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, an electricity storage device, a motor generating a driving force for a vehicle travel using at least electricity from the electricity storage device, a diagnostic unit diagnosing a vehicle state when an output of the internal combustion engine... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140067202 - Display for the external surface of a vehicle: This invention relates to a system and method for customizing the appearance of vehicle that includes the display of content on the vehicle. The display takes up a large portion of the vehicle body and is flexible and bends with the contour of the vehicle body. The display can be... Agent:
20140067204 - Electronic apparatus, processing system, and computer readable storage medium: Provided is an electronic apparatus that perform an appropriate process according to a gesture of a subject person, the electronic apparatus including: a first input unit that inputs a detection result of a biosensor detecting a change in biological information of a person; a second input unit that inputs a... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20140067203 - Haptic feedback apparatus for vehicle and method using the same: Disclosed herein are a haptic feedback method and apparatus for a vehicle. The haptic feedback apparatus an accelerator pedal sensor unit, a control unit, and an output unit. The accelerator pedal sensor unit measures the angle of a vehicle accelerator pedal. The control unit determines whether the haptic feedback is... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140067201 - Method and apparatus for subjective command control of vehicle systems: A system includes a processor in communication with at least one input, and configured to control at least one vehicle system. The processor is further configured to receive a command including a subjective element. The processor is also configured to access a mapping associated with a user from whom the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067206 - Driver assistant system using influence mapping for conflict avoidance path determination: A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes a plurality of sensors disposed at a vehicle and operable to detect objects at least one of ahead of the vehicle and sideward of the vehicle. The driver assistance system includes a data processor operable to process data captured by the sensors... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.
20140067205 - Lane keeping control system and method: Disclosed is a lane keeping control system, including: a target distance calculator configured to calculate a target distance by receiving a speed of a vehicle; and a target trace generator configured to generate coordinates of a target point separated by the target distance by receiving vehicle information and camera image... Agent:
20140067207 - Smart parking assist system of vehicle and control method thereof: Disclosed herein are a smart parking assist system and a control method thereof in which a plurality of parking modes are prepared according to driving skill levels of drivers so as to differently set the size of a margin considered in recognition of a parking space or setting of a... Agent: Mando Corporation
20140067208 - Methods and systems for producing the environmental conditions of a media asset in a vehicle: Methods and systems are disclosed for a guidance application capable of coordinating the interior features of a vehicle (e.g., the heating/cooling system, automatic windows, automatic seats, automatic sunroof, seat heaters, etc.) to produce the current environmental conditions (e.g., sunshine, heat, wind, etc.) displayed in a media asset being accessed in... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20140067209 - Pressure-based control system for an agricultural implement: A control system for an agricultural implement is disclosed. The agricultural implement includes a ground-engaging tool and an adjustment device. The adjustment device is coupled to the ground-engaging tool. The control system includes a location-determining receiver. The location-determining receiver is configured for receiving positioning signals. A correction receiver is in... Agent:
20140067210 - Control device for transmission: When a MODE selector SW is manipulated while CVT automatic shifting mode is selected, the shifting mode is switched to STEP-AT automatic shifting mode. Then, when the shift lever of a shifting device is manipulated by the driver while the CVT automatic shifting mode is selected as the shifting mode... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Engineering Kabushiki Kaisha
20140067212 - Control system for internal combustion engine: A control system for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of quickly and properly ensuring excellent fuel economy of the engine even when atmospheric pressure has changed. The control system includes an ECU. The ECU performs weighted average calculation on lowland map values and highland map values, based on... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140067211 - System and method for automatically controlling vehicle speed: Disclosed is a system and a method for automatically controlling a vehicle speed. The method of automatically controls a driving speed of the vehicle to be a set target vehicle speed by: detecting the driving speed of the vehicle; determining a slope of a driving road; and when the driving... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140067213 - Operational parameter determination systems and methods with gear shifting compensation: An operational parameter determination system is disclosed. The operational parameter determination system may include an operational parameter predictor configured to calculate an a priori estimated operational parameter of the machine based on a previously estimated operational parameter. The operational parameter determination system may also include a gear shifting compensator configured... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140067214 - Motor vehicle with an actuator-operated clutch: A motor vehicle, in particular a passenger car, is provided with an internal combustion engine, a drive wheel arrangement that can be connected to the former, a clutch for the optional connecting and disconnecting of internal combustion engine and drive wheel arrangement, an actuator for actuating set clutch, and a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140067215 - Side-by-side diesel utility vehicle: A utility vehicle comprises a plurality of ground engaging members and a frame supported by the plurality of ground engaging members. The frame includes a front frame portion, a mid-frame portion, and a rear frame portion. The utility vehicle further comprises an attachment supported at the front frame portion. Additionally,... Agent: Polaris Industries Inc.
20140067216 - Vehicle and method of controlling a vehicle: Embodiments of the present invention provide a motor vehicle having: prime mover means; at least first and second groups of one or more wheels; and a driveline operable to connect the prime mover means to the first and second groups of one or more wheels such that the first group... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
20140067217 - Vehicle and method of controlling a vehicle: A motor vehicle having: prime mover means; at least first and second groups of one or more wheels; and a driveline operable by means of control means to connect a torque transmission path from the prime mover means to the first and second groups of one or more wheels such... Agent:
20140067218 - Vehicle and method of controlling a vehicle: Embodiments of the present invention provide a motor vehicle having: prime mover means; at least first and second groups of one or more wheels; and a driveline operable by means of control means to connect a torque transmission path from the prime mover means to the first and second groups... Agent:
20140067219 - Vehicle and method of controlling a vehicle: In one aspect of the invention there is provided a motor vehicle having: a prime mover; at least first and second groups of one or more wheels; and a driveline to connect the prime mover to the first and second groups of one or more wheels such that the first... Agent:
20140067223 - Brake pressure apply: A method for brake pressure apply in a hydraulic brake system includes commanding a cage clearance reduction phase and commanding a wheel control phase subsequent to the cage clearance reduction phase. Accordingly, the cage clearance is reduced prior to entering the wheel control phase. A method for cage clearance reduction... Agent: Ford Global Technologies
20140067222 - Control apparatus and method for brake: Disclosed herein are a brake control apparatus and methods for controlling of a brake. The brake control apparatus includes a wheel pressure selector to select one of different wheel pressure modes for a current pedal stroke produced in a brake system during driving, a wheel pressure storage unit to store... Agent: Mando Corporation
20140067221 - Electronic park brake module and system and method for use: An electronic park brake module for use with a vehicle is disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the electronic park brake module includes, but is not limited to, a processor and an electronic memory unit. The processor and the electronic memory unit are configured to cooperate to determine when a user... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140067220 - Vehicle braking based on external object communications: A method for braking a host vehicle receives input indicative of transmitted travel data of an external object. A current distance between the host vehicle and the external object is calculated based upon travel data of the host vehicle and the external object. Pressure in a brake system of the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067224 - Wheel torque disturbance suppression control for vehicle hold before/during engine startup: A vehicle-hold control method is used to hold an engine-powered vehicle from rolling backward on a road gradient during an engine start. The engine shuts down when the vehicle is stopped following operation of the vehicle under engine power. The engine is re-started during an engine cranking interval as vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067225 - Device and method for controlling driving of a vehicle in a coasting situation: Disclosed is a device and method for controlling driving operations of a vehicle in a coasting situation. The device may include a vehicle speed detector, a coasting drivable range operator, and a controller. The vehicle speed detector detects a current vehicle speed when signals from an accelerator position sensor and... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140067226 - Anticipatory cruise control: An anticipatory cruise control configured to automatically adjust travel speed responsively to upcoming changes in road conditions in a safe and comfortable manner.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140067229 - Control of vehicle driveline torque: A method for controlling a vehicle driveline includes determining, for current vehicle operating conditions, an initial engine output torque, at which the driveline meets predetermined structural criteria, establishing a factor that varies with torque converter slip, determining an engine torque limit by multiplying the factor corresponding to a current torque... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067227 - Method and system for improving starting of a turbocharged engine: A system and method for improving engine emissions is described. In one example, engine emissions may be improved via increasing rotational resistance of a turbocharger while a temperature of an exhaust after treatment device is less than a threshold temperature. The system and method may reduce an amount of time... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067228 - Methods and system for engine operation during degradation of a two-stage turbocharger: Various methods and systems are provided for engine operation with a degraded turbocharger. In one embodiment, a method for an engine comprises reducing mass flow through a first turbocharger while continuing engine operation and adjusting operation of a second turbocharger in response to detected degradation of the first turbocharger.... Agent:
20140067231 - Supplementing engine control via a diagnostics port: A secondary controller for controlling the performance of a moving automobile is described. The secondary controller can be configured to communicate with one or more vehicle controllers, such as the engine control unit, while the automobile is being driven. The secondary controller can send control commands to the vehicle controller... Agent: 128 Combustion, LLC
20140067230 - Two-stage turbocharger control systems and methods: A turbocharger control method includes: determining a first desired pressure ratio across a first compressor of a first turbocharger; based on the first desired pressure ratio, determining a first desired duty cycle for a first wastegate of the first turbocharger; determining a second desired pressure ratio across a second compressor... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140067232 - Measured fuel rail pressure adjustment systems and methods: A system for a vehicle includes a pump control module, an adjustment determination module, and an adjusting module. The pump control module selectively disables pumping of a fuel pump that is driven by a spark ignition direct injection (SIDI) engine. A predetermined period after the pumping of the fuel pump... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140067233 - Vehicle engine control system: A calculation control circuit unit 110A is provided with a microprocessor 111, an auxiliary control circuit unit 190A, and a high-speed A/D converter 115 to which the detection signals of excitation currents for electromagnetic coils 81 through 84 are inputted; based on an valve-opening command signal generated by the microprocessor... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140067236 - Methods and system to prevent exhaust overheating: Various methods and systems are provided for lowering exhaust gas temperature. In one embodiment, a method comprises increasing an air-to-fuel ratio of an engine in response to an exhaust gas temperature exceeding a threshold temperature value to lower the exhaust gas temperature to a temperature below the threshold temperature value.... Agent:
20140067235 - Non-intrusive exhaust gas sensor monitoring based on fuel vapor purge operaton: A method of monitoring an exhaust gas sensor coupled in an engine exhaust in an engine is provided. The method includes adjusting engine operation responsive to exhaust gas sensor degradation, the degradation identified during deceleration fuel shut-off (DFSO) and compensated based on whether vapor purge operation is occurring in the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067234 - Pressure control strategy for dual fuel compression ignition engine and machine using same: A method of operating a dual fuel compression ignition engine includes controlling a liquid fuel pressure within the liquid fuel common rail toward a desired liquid fuel pressure, and controlling a gaseous fuel pressure within the gaseous fuel common rail toward a desired gaseous fuel pressure that is less than... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20140067239 - Method and system for improving automatic engine stopping: A method and system for improving automatic engine stopping and starting is presented. In one example, the method adjusts conditions for engine stopping in response to operating conditions that are evaluated according to one or more cost functions. The method may improve vehicle fuel economy and limit driver annoyances.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067238 - Method and system for improving stopping and starting of a turbocharged engine: A system and method for improving engine starting and stopping is described. In one example, turbine vanes are adjusted to increase engine exhaust backpressure to reduce engine stopping time and to limit engine speed overshoot during engine starting. The system and method may reduce engine emissions and improve a vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067237 - Method to limit temperature increase in a catalyst and detect a restricted exhaust path in a vehicle: A vehicle has an engine, an exhaust aftertreatment system, an electric machine, and a controller configured to, in response to an actual engine torque output being less than an inferred engine torque, shut down the engine. A vehicle has an engine, an exhaust aftertreatment system, an electric machine, and a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067241 - Power-source apparatus for vehicle and control method of the same: The present invention relates to a power-source apparatus for a vehicle comprising a generator driven by an engine of the vehicle having a function of an idle stop and generating power, a power-storage device storing the power generated by the generator thereat, and a control device. The power-storage device supplies... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20140067240 - Static road gradient estimation: A vehicle and a vehicle system are provided with a controller that is configured to generate output indicative of a static road gradient estimation based on a filtered longitudinal acceleration. The filtered longitudinal acceleration is dependent upon a derivative of a longitudinal acceleration. An initial value of the static road... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140067242 - Fuel pump prime activated by door sensor: An engine control system includes a fuel system including a first fuel pump in fluid communication with a fuel tank and a second fuel pump in fluid communication with the first fuel pump. A pump control module selectively turns on the first fuel pump when a door opens before an... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140067243 - Centralized route determination: A method for route guidance of a user includes steps of transmitting a first item of information with respect to a planned journey from an instantaneous position to a destination position from the user to a central authority, determining, by way of the central authority, a traffic situation in an... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140067244 - System and method for sending air traffic data to users for display: A computer-implemented system and method for the processing and presentation of aviation information is disclosed. At plurality of flight information is received over a digital network and is stored in at least a database. The database includes aviation information. Upon receiving a user request, a server retrieves a result set... Agent:
20140067245 - Aircraft control system and method for reaching a waypoint at a required time of arrival: A method and apparatus includes long term and short term strategies for improving 4D trajectory reliability and required time of arrival reliability. The long term strategy changes speeds along the trajectory to remove the time error in predictions. The short term strategy compensates for wind and position error, for example,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140067247 - Method of determining an eco-driving indicator for the travel of a vehicle: The invention relates to a method of determining at least one eco-driving indicator wherein at least a first indicator (IND) is determined as an optimal speed (Vopt) that minimizes the energy consumption. Calculation of optimal speed Vopt is constrained by measured instant speeds Vmes at breakpoints of the travel where... Agent: Ifp Energies Nouvelles
20140067246 - Systems and methods for fuel consumption analysis: A system includes a vehicle control module, an operating information module, and a fuel analysis module. The vehicle control module is configured to obtain a trip plan for the vehicle. The operating information module is configured to be disposed on-board the vehicle and to autonomously obtain operating information describing one... Agent:
20140067248 - Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles: A communication system comprises a pointable range finder to calculate a distance between the vehicle and an object, a recorder for recording a status of the vehicle and a control device. The range finder sends a signal to the control device corresponding to the vehicle's distance from the object and... Agent: Vision WorksIPCorporation
20140067250 - Lane change assist information visualization system: A lane change assist information visualization system allows a vehicle driver to change lanes with minimum effort and stress by displaying a lane change option that suits the particular lane changing situation in an intuitively understandable manner, and information on the surrounding vehicles adequate for the vehicle driver to make... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140067249 - Marine threat monitoring and defense system: A marine threat monitoring and defense system and method protects a target vessel in icy or other marine regions. The system uses communications, user interfaces, and data sources to identify marine obstacles (e.g., icebergs, ice floes, pack ice, etc.) near a target vessel performing set operations (e.g., a stationed structure... Agent: Ion Geophysical Corporation
20140067251 - Hedging risk in journey planning: Embodiments of the disclosure include a method for journey planning including receiving a journey planning request, the journey planning request having an origin and a destination in a transportation network. The method also includes calculating an optimized journey plan by identifying a plurality of routes through the transportation network from... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140067252 - Method for determining an evasion trajectory for a motor vehicle, and safety device or safety system: A method for determination of an optimized evasion trajectory by a safety device or a safety system, in particular a lane change assistance system and/or evasion assistance system, of a motor vehicle, the optimized evasion trajectory being outputted to a vehicle driver, and/or a trajectory of the motor vehicle being... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140067253 - Enhanced database information for urban navigation: Techniques are provided which may be implemented in an electronic device to establish certain enhanced database information for point locations which may correspond to an estimated location of a mobile device. For example, some enhanced database information may be based, at least in part, on a satellite signal visibility mask.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140067254 - Hedging risk in journey planning: Embodiments of the disclosure include a computer system for journey planning, the computer system includes a journey planning server configured to perform a method. The method includes receiving a journey planning request, the journey planning request having an origin and a destination in a transportation network. The method also includes... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140067255 - Electronic device and navigation method for tracking target device: In a navigation method for tracking a second electronic device using a first electronic device, the first electronic device receives position information of the second electronic device. A position of the second electronic device is marked on a navigation map stored in the first electronic device. The first electronic device... Agent: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
20140067256 - Position calculation method and position calculation apparatus: A position calculation method includes: by using a current position of a mobile object, a link candidate point position, an error variance of positions of a plurality of links included in a region around the current position, and an error variance of azimuths of the plurality of links, calculating, an... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.
20140067257 - Navigation system acquisition and use of cellular coverage map data: A mobile device can obtain wireless network signal strength map data that indicates, for various nearby geographical regions, the wireless network signal strength in each such region. A mobile device can transmit that data to a vehicular navigation system responsible for automatically selecting a high-quality route of vehicular travel between... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140067258 - Navigation apparatus, method and program: A navigation apparatus, method or program extracts only a guide expression a talker such as a fellow passenger says to a driver, and outputs a presentation content which corresponds to the guide expression. Accordingly, the driver can understand the content intuitively. This makes it possible to prevent the misunderstanding of... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140067259 - Method of providing intersection assistance and related portable electronic device: A method of providing intersection assistance with a portable electronic device to remind a user of traffic rules when the user approaches traffic intersections includes receiving an input from the user indicating a destination location for generating navigation instructions to the destination location, determining a current location of the portable... Agent:
20140067260 - Interpolating geolocation: A system comprises a delivery application executing on a processor of a delivery device. The application communicates a message indicating a problem associated with locating a destination site for a user. The system further comprises a vendor server communicatively coupled to the processor of the delivery device. The vendor server... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
20140067262 - Position detection device, position detection method, and computer program product: According to an embodiment, a position detection device includes a position estimation unit and a position correction unit. The position estimation unit is configured to estimate a position of a moving object based on an absolute position of the moving object and a position change of the moving object obtained... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140067263 - Hand-held marking apparatus with location tracking system and methods for logging geographic location of same: Marking apparatus and methods to mark ground, pavement or other surfaces to provide a visual indication of a presence or an absence of an underground utility in a dig area. An example marking tool has a hand-held housing, a marking dispenser coupled to the housing to dispense one or more... Agent:
20140067264 - Course creation support apparatus, computer readable storage medium, course creation support method, and course creation support system: A course creation support apparatus includes an acquisition module configured to acquire at least one of area information indicative of an area and landmark information indicative of a landmark, an identification module configured to identify a component of a circuit course based on the information acquired by the acquisition module,... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20140067266 - Journey computation with re-planning based on events in a transportation network: Embodiments of the disclosure include a method for journey planning including receiving a journey planning request. The request includes an origin and a destination in a transportation network. The method also includes calculating an optimized journey plan based on the journey planning request and a route map corresponding to the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140067267 - Methods for determining suitable waypoint locations: Methods for determining suitable locations for placement of one or more flight plan waypoints for an aircraft within a volume of space. Such methods may include reducing the volume of space to be analyzed and analyzing the reduced volume of the volume of space for suitable waypoint locations according to... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems LLC
20140067265 - Road condition tracking and presentation: Systems and methods can discover and present to a user road conditions. A client can include sensors to measure local road conditions. Local road conditions can be measured by a sensor and reported to a server. The server can aggregate road condition information at least by location and time, and... Agent: Cvg Management Corporation02/27/2014 > 98 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories.
20140058578 - Bicycle control device: A bicycle control device includes a base member, an operating member, a detecting member and a switching member. The operating member is movably mounted relative to the base member along an operating path. The detecting member detects operation of the operating member. The switching member is electrically connected to the... Agent: Shimano Inc.
20140058579 - Driving assist device and driving assist method: A driving assist device including: a preceding vehicle behavior prediction unit that predicts whether a vehicle behavior of a preceding vehicle is a deceleration behavior or a non-deceleration behavior; a host vehicle behavior prediction unit that predicts whether a vehicle behavior of a host vehicle is a deceleration behavior or... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058581 - Dynamic autonomous system performance prediction methodology: Methods and apparatuses are presented for optimizing performance of a base vehicle platform (e.g. an automobile) and operating the base vehicle platform without human intervention. Some embodiments may receive base vehicle platform data indicative of at least one performance characteristic of the base vehicle platform. Some embodiments may also receive... Agent: Drs Sustainment Systems, Inc.
20140058583 - Event data recording for vehicles: In accordance with some embodiments, in response to the detection of a particular event, an event data recorder may enter a secure mode. In the secure mode, data from various peripherals is collected over a secure channel and stored in a secure memory within the event data recorder. That data... Agent:
20140058582 - Method and apparatus for setting or modifying programmable parameters in power driven wheelchair: A collection of diagnostic and troubleshooting information associated with a power driven wheelchair is stored for access by a microcontroller to be displayed to a user to assist in troubleshooting the power driven wheelchair. A log of fault codes transmitted by various fault-detecting mechanisms is compiled. A user may request... Agent:
20140058584 - System and method for multimodal interaction with reduced distraction in operating vehicles: A method of interaction with an in-vehicle information system includes receiving first and second inputs from an operator with first and second input devices, respectively. The method further includes identifying a service request corresponding to the first input, and a parameter of the service request with a value that is... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140058585 - Systems and methods for monitoring location: A system for providing location information of a vehicle includes a communications interface and a correlation logic that correlates location information of a communications device to location of the vehicle. The communications interface communicates electronic signals including: a first signal including data representing a request for the location of the... Agent: Macropoint LLC
20140058580 - Wheel localizer, wheel localization device, system, method and computer program for locating a position of a wheel: Embodiments can provide a system, a wheel localizer, a wheel localization device, a method or a computer program for locating a position of wheel. The system for locating the position of the wheel on the vehicle includes a detector for obtaining information related to a steering angle of the vehicle... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag
20140058588 - Device for configuring a motor vehicle: A device is provided for configuring a motor vehicle, which makes possible the setting of a plurality of operating parameters, with a control that is connected to a plurality of configurable vehicle systems, and with an input device that can be operated by a user, which is connected or can... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140058587 - Method and system for operating a vehicle by monitoring the head orientation and/or viewing direction of an operator by means of a camera device of a mobile control device: A method for autonomously controlling a movement of a vehicle includes detecting a respective actual position of the vehicle in temporal succession; recording in temporal succession with a first camera device of a mobile control device images of an operator located outside the vehicle, the mobile control device being held... Agent: Audi Ag
20140058590 - System and method for producing made-to-order designs on the surface of an extraterrestrial body: A method for producing designs involves receiving a request to create a design on the surface of an extraterrestrial body, transmitting a control signal to a device on a vehicle on the extraterrestrial body, the control signal causing the device to create the design, and receiving an image signal providing... Agent: Lift-off Technologies Corporation
20140058589 - System and method for testing crash avoidance technologies: A Guided Soft Target System is disclosed that includes a subject vehicle and a dynamic motion element (DME). The subject vehicle may be accelerated at an arbitrary rate to a speed corresponding to the speed in its own predetermined trajectory. Each of the DME vehicles computes its target speed as... Agent: Dynamic Research Inc.
20140058586 - System for passive entry and passive start using near field communication: A system for activating a vehicle to a key-on state by detecting a presence of a near field communication (“NFC”) tag is provided. The system includes a vehicle bus, a start button in communication with the vehicle bus, an NFC antenna, and a control module. The NFC antenna is positioned... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140058592 - Apparatus and method for forecasting geostationary satellite error: An apparatus and method for forecasting a geostationary satellite anomaly is provided. The method may include storing at least one piece of space environmental information, satellite information, and satellite anomaly event information, and estimating a satellite anomaly susceptibility to a space environmental phenomenon based on the at least one piece... Agent:
20140058591 - Method for providing flight data: A method of providing real-time flight data to an aircraft, which includes the flying of a first aircraft along a flight path and obtaining real-time flight data as the first aircraft is flown along the flight path. The method includes directly relaying at least a portion of the real-time flight... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems Limited
20140058593 - Low-altitude altimeter and method: A low-altitude altimeter (10) and a method of determining low altitudes for unmanned aerial vehicles (24). The altimeter includes at least two illuminators (12, 14), at least one sensor (16), and a computing device (18). The illuminators (12, 14) emit signals which are received by the sensor (16) in such... Agent: University Of Kansas
20140058594 - Aircraft environmental sensors and system: According to one embodiment, an aircraft part environmental stress analysis system includes a part failure repository, a part history repository, and a failure analysis engine. The part failure repository is configured to store a plurality of failure records, each failure record identifying a failed aircraft part. The part history repository... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
20140058598 - Cathode active material, cathode, battery, battery pack, electronic apparatus, electric vehicle, electric storage apparatus, and electric power system: A cathode active material includes a first cathode material configured of a layered rocksalt type lithium metal oxide, the layered rocksalt type lithium metal oxide including lithium and a metal other than lithium, the metal configured of nickel (Ni), or nickel (Ni) and the like. A site occupancy of metal... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140058599 - Control apparatus and control method of motive power apparatus for hybrid vehicle: In a control of a motive power apparatus for a hybrid vehicle, the coil temperatures of first and second rotary electric machines and an air pressure index value are acquired, and upper limit values of the outputs of the machines are determined on the basis of the values acquired. If... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058608 - Control systems and methods for electric drive utility vehicles: Electronic control systems and related control methods for controlling electric drive motors for propelling a vehicle and electric auxiliary motors for performing work, such as electric deck motors for mower blades. The apparatus is shown in use with a vehicle that includes a mowing deck. Features of the control systems... Agent: Hydro-gear Limited Partnership
20140058597 - Diagnosis system and method of oxygen sensor for hybrid vehicle: A diagnosis method of an oxygen sensor for hybrid vehicles is disclosed, which includes receiving a diagnosis request signal for the diagnosis of an oxygen sensor from an EMS (Engine Management System) which is configured to control the engine; determining when a passive-run condition is occurring, under which the speed... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140058603 - Drive control apparatus of hybrid vehicle: Thus, control of the plurality of motor generators (4, 5) in the case where there is a charge/discharge to/from a battery (18) can be performed, and both of assurance of a target drive force and assurance of a target charge/discharge can be satisfied in consideration of an operation point of... Agent:
20140058604 - Drive control device of hybrid vehicle: Objects are to set up control of a plurality of motor generators in a case where a battery is charged or discharged, to secure both a target driving force and target charging/discharging, and to have the breath of control of using electric power of the battery under a more specific... Agent:
20140058609 - Electric motorcycle, vehicle controller and vehicle control method: An electric motorcycle includes a driving command detecting device, a state value detecting device, an electric motor driving a drive wheel, a control unit for executing a non-normal mode causing output of the electric motor in a non-normal mode to differ from the output of the electric motor in a... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058600 - Electric-powered self-balancing unicycle: An electric powered self-balancing unicycle may include a single wheel assembly having a drive system substantially contained within the wheel, a frame and handlebars including a four-bar linkage mechanism pivotably connected to the wheel assembly by a fork.... Agent:
20140058601 - Hybrid vehicle: In a hybrid vehicle which outputs power generated from an engine and a motor generator to a drive shaft through a power transmitting mechanism and promptly passes an engine rotation speed region in which a resonance phenomenon of the engine easily occurs during the startup of the engine, the hybrid... Agent:
20140058602 - Hybrid vehicle: In a hybrid vehicle which outputs power generated from an engine and a motor generator to a drive shaft through a power transmitting mechanism, the hybrid vehicle includes: a compensation torque calculating means which calculates an inertia compensation torque for compensating a change in the rotation speed of the engine... Agent:
20140058605 - Hybrid vehicle:
20140058596 - Method and system for engine control: Methods are provided for holding an engine steady during a drive cycle to complete one or more diagnostic routines. The engine may be held steady while an operator torque demand varies if a sufficient number of diagnostic routines need to be completed and are enabled for completion. By holding the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140058595 - Online battery capacity estimation: An electric vehicle includes a controller configured to estimate battery capacity in accordance with a first state of charge estimation, a charge integration, and a second state of charge estimation. The first and second state of charge estimations are in accordance with time and temperature constraints and are such that... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140058607 - Shovel and method of controlling shovel: A shovel includes an internal combustion engine, a hydraulic pump connected to the internal-combustion engine, a generator connected to the internal-combustion engine, and a control part that controls the generator. The control part increases an electric generation load of the generator before a hydraulic load of the hydraulic pump increases.... Agent: Sumitomo(s.h.i.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20140058606 - Suspension control system: A suspension control system for a vehicle having a wheel (52) mounted to the vehicle via a suspension device mounted to a mounting point on the vehicle with an electric motor being arranged to apply to the wheel a torque for driving the wheel, the suspension control system comprising a... Agent: Protean Electric
20140058611 - Autonomous working system, an autonomous vehicle and a turning method thereof: Disclosed in the present invention is an autonomous vehicle (1), which comprises an housing (21), an driving module mounted on the housing (21), an borderline detecting module mounted on the housing for detecting the distance between the autonomous vehicle (1) and the borderline (3), an energy module mounted on the... Agent: Positec Power Tools (suzhou) Co., Ltd.
20140058610 - Method and apparatus for simultaneous localization and mapping of mobile robot environment: Techniques that optimize performance of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) processes for mobile devices, typically a mobile robot. In one embodiment, erroneous particles are introduced to the particle filtering process of localization. Monitoring the weights of the erroneous particles relative to the particles maintained for SLAM provides a verification that... Agent: Neato Robotics, Inc.
20140058612 - Method and apparatus for using unique landmarks to locate industrial vehicles at start-up: A method and apparatus for using unique landmarks to position industrial vehicles during start-up. In one embodiment, a method of using pre-positioned objects as landmarks to operate an industrial vehicle is provided. The method comprises identifying a start-up scenario from sensor data, wherein the start-up scenario comprises a unique marker... Agent: Crown Equipment Limited
20140058613 - Method and system for operating a vehicle by monitoring the movement of the vehicle by means of a camera device of a mobile control device: In a method for operating a vehicle which performs an autonomously controlled movement, images of the vehicle are recorded in temporal succession with a mobile control which is held by an operator located outside the vehicle, a position of the vehicle in the images, a change of the position of... Agent: Audi Ag
20140058614 - Trailer monitoring system and method: A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller processes images acquired of the trailer towed by a towing vehicle to assist with placement of a target on the trailer. The target monitor controller also monitors... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140058615 - Fleet anomaly detection system and method: Systems and methods for detecting anomalous behavior in one of a fleet of machines are provided. Data regarding a single characteristic representative of operation of the mechanical system is collected from each machine in a fleet. The systems and methods are configured for processing of the data to determine and... Agent:
20140058616 - Information system for industrial vehicles: Industrial vehicles communicate across a wireless environment where the wireless communication, data collection and/or processing capabilities of industrial vehicles are utilized to implement dashboard functions that thread status information from detail level views, up through intermediate views and to summary level views to facilitate efficient fleet maintenance, management and control.... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation
20140058617 - Acceleration detection apparatus: Provided is an acceleration detection apparatus installed in a vehicle and including a plurality of acceleration sensors having different characteristics, a function to input diagnosis signals in order to diagnose the outputs of the acceleration sensors and diagnose the fault detection functions while the vehicle stops, and a function to... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140058618 - Methods and systems for vehicle valuation from obd based operation data: One embodiment is directed to a method for valuating a vehicle. The method includes obtaining operation data from an on-board diagnostics (OBD) port of a vehicle, the operation data pertaining to operation of the vehicle. The method also includes determining a measure of value for the vehicle based on the... Agent: Zubie, Inc.
20140058619 - Tire pressure monitor system tool with re-learn and diagnostic procedures: A tire pressure monitor system tool that stores information regarding a plurality of tire pressure monitor systems. The information may include procedures for resetting and diagnosing the tire pressure monitor system. The tool may include a storing module that stores the information and a displaying module that causes the information... Agent: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions LLC
20140058620 - Method and system for actively locating bus faults: Methods and systems are provided for analyzing a fault in a communication system. The system includes a diagnostic module. The diagnostic module has first through fifth control logics. The first control logic is configured to determine a topology of the communication system. The second control logic is configured to request... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140058621 - Method and device for counting the number of landings performed by an aircraft tyre: A number of landings of an aircraft tyre is counted according to a method that includes: measuring a physical quantity of air contained inside the tyre, the measuring taking place in a discontinuous mode; determining at least one indicator relating to the physical quantity; comparing the at least one indicator... Agent: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
20140058622 - Method and system for monitoring placement of a target on a trailer: A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller processes images acquired of the trailer towed by a towing vehicle to assist with placement of a target on the trailer. The target monitor controller also monitors... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140058623 - System and method for communications in a vehicle consist: A method includes determining a state of operational devices in a second group coupled with a second router onboard a second vehicular unit of a vehicle consist, registering an operational device in the second group based on the determined state, and transmitting a data message from an operational device in... Agent: General Electric Compnay
20140058624 - Active downforce generation for a tilting vehicle: An example can include a frame of a vehicle. An example can include at least two wheels coupled to the frame, wherein at least one of the wheels is configured to pivot around a steering axis. An example can include a cornering force sensor to measure a cornering force of... Agent:
20140058625 - Multi-function vehicle-rollover judgment system and automatic anti-rollover device: This invention public a multi-functional rollover judgment system and automatic anti-rollover device which are all belong to vehicle area. The mentioned system at least includes two displacement sensors and ECU which is connected with mentioned sensors correspondingly, and the output device (connected with ECU). The mentioned displacement sensor is distributed... Agent:
20140058626 - Steering damper control apparatus, and a saddle riding type vehicle having the same: A steering damper control apparatus includes an MR damper having an adjustable steering damping force, a suspension pressure sensor that detects a pressure of a front suspension, a command value output unit that determines a damping force command value according to a pressure change rate of the front suspension based... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058627 - Steering damper control apparatus, and a saddle riding type vehicle having the same: In a steering damper control apparatus, when a command value output unit detects an idle spin of a rear wheel, a damper driver increases a damping force of an MR damper to be higher than a damping force thereof used when the rear wheel is not spinning idly. Therefore, skidding... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058630 - Electric power steering control device: Provided is a control device for an electric power steering device, for controlling an output torque of a motor for outputting an assist torque based on a steering-torque signal from a torque sensor for detecting a steering torque, the control device for negatively feeding back a correction signal based on... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140058628 - Electric power steering system: An electric power steering system includes a motor control device that controls driving of a motor based on an assist command value, the motor applying assist torque to a steering mechanism. The motor control device computes a first assist component based on steering torque and a vehicle speed. The motor... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140058629 - Electric power steering system: An electric power steering system includes a motor control device that controls, based on an assist command value, driving of a motor that gives an assist torque to a steering mechanism. The motor control device computes a first assist component based on a steering torque and a vehicle speed. A... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140058631 - Method and apparatus for vehicle hardware theft prevention: A computer-implemented method includes determining that an infotainment system has been activated. The method further includes accessing a vehicle network containing at least a unique vehicle identifier. The method additionally includes comparing the unique vehicle identifier to a stored vehicle identifier. The method further includes permitting access to the infotainment... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140058632 - Vehicle safety portable device disablement technology: A vehicle safety system that disables features of a portable device as a condition for starting of the vehicle. The system includes vehicle safety communication module, and a detector module that detects presence of a portable device in the vehicle, and in response, causes the portable device to communicate with... Agent: Vehicle Safety Innovations, Inc.
20140058633 - Vehicle-mounted apparatus control device and program: A vehicle-mounted control device is provided with a touch detection unit and a control unit. The touch detection unit is provided corresponding to a vehicle-mounted apparatus to be controlled, and can detect a touch operation that is of a user and that relates to a function of the vehicle-mounted apparatus... Agent:
20140058635 - Display unit of work machine and work machine mounted with the display unit: A multimonitor (display unit) is mounted in a mobile construction machine including an undercarriage and working equipment each driven by an engine, the multimonitor receiving a data of instant fuel consumption from a controller for controlling a fuel quantity to be supplied to the engine. The multimonitor includes a display... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20140058636 - Machine, controller and control method: A controller for use with a machine comprising a machine body, and a load handling apparatus coupled to the machine body and moveable by a movement actuator with respect to the machine body, the controller being configured to receive a signal representative of the position of the load handling apparatus... Agent: J.c. Bamford Excavators Limited
20140058634 - Method and apparatus for using unique landmarks to locate industrial vehicles at start-up: A method and apparatus for using unique landmarks to position industrial vehicles during start-up. In one embodiment, a method of using pre-positioned objects as landmarks to operate an industrial vehicle is provided. The method comprises identifying a start-up scenario from sensor data, wherein the start-up scenario comprises a unique marker... Agent: Crown Equipment Limited
20140058637 - Tractor-implement control system: A tractor includes an electronic tractor controller. A baler includes an electronic baler controller. The baler controller submits a halt signal to the tractor controller when a bale size is equal to or exceeds a first predetermined size. The baler controller generates a tractor halt signal in response to certain... Agent: Deere & Company
20140058638 - Control unit for four-wheel-drive vehicle: A four-wheel-drive vehicle includes a clutch that is able to allow and interrupt transmission of driving force to a propeller shaft, and a traction control unit that controls at least one of the driving force generated by an engine and braking force applied to right and left front wheels to... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140058642 - Method for operating a parking brake in a vehicle: A method for operating a parking brake having an electromechanical braking device, which includes an electric brake motor, the electromechanical braking device being re-applied in order to generate a clamping force again in the case of a fault of the release process of the electromotive braking device.... Agent:
20140058639 - System and method for operating a vehicle brake system: A method for operating a service brake system in a vehicle is described. The method includes the stages of determining whether the vehicle is stationary, and detecting whether the brake pressure exceeds a predetermined value in that stationary state. If the brake pressure value exceeds the predetermined value, as part... Agent:
20140058640 - Vehicle control apparatus: m
20140058641 - Vehicle, in particular a hybrid vehicle: A vehicle has a drive unit driving wheels of a vehicle axle and braking the vehicle via a drive train in drag mode, an electronic control unit measuring actual wheel rotational speeds of the wheels, and a brake booster for reducing the actuating force at the brake pedal. A test... Agent: Audi Ag
20140058643 - Driving force control apparatus and vehicle control method: A driving force control apparatus includes: a turning radius estimating unit that estimates a turning radius of a four-wheel-drive vehicle; a target slip angle computing unit that computes a target slip angle at the time of turning of the four-wheel-drive vehicle, on the basis of the estimated turning radius; a... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140058644 - Method, system, and apparatus for reducing a turbine clearance: A method for reducing a turbine clearance between a plurality of rotor blades of a turbine engine and a shroud of the turbine engine is provided. Said method includes determining, with a flight operation controller, that an airplane is in a first flight condition, wherein the first flight condition is... Agent: General Electric Company
20140058645 - Engine control systems and methods: A system comprising an air actuator configured to control air delivered to an engine; a fuel actuator configured to control fuel delivered to an engine; and a controller configured to: actuate the air actuator in response to a first torque signal; and actuate the fuel actuator in response to a... Agent:
20140058646 - Control device of an engine: The invention relates to a control device of an engine, including fuel supplying means, target fuel supply amount setting means, fuel supply command value providing means, supplied air amount detection means, air-fuel ratio detection means, air-fuel ratio calculation means, exhaust gas component concentration detection means and exhaust gas component concentration... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058647 - Method and system for oil dilution control: Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine in a hybrid vehicle in response to fuel and water dilution of engine lubricating oil. An engine oil dilution counter may be adjusted based on a number of engine hot starts and duration of engine operation above a threshold temperature. In... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140058648 - Purge method of canister in ffv, and purge mechanism of canister in ffv using the method: In an FFV (flexible fuel vehicle) on which an internal-combustion engine using alcohol blended fuel in mounted, the remaining amount of fuel vapor presumed to remain in a canister in accordance with a usual purge processing is presumed based on an alcohol concentration in the alcohol blended fuel. According to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140058649 - Wheel loader and control method of wheel loader: A wheel loader includes a vehicle body frame, an engine, a working unit including a boom and a bucket, a cab accommodating therein an operator seat, a boom operating member an operating member that switches forward/rearward travelling, a first sensor configured and arranged to detect that the operating member is... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20140058650 - Valvetrain fault indication systems and methods using knock sensing: A system for a vehicle includes a knock indication module, a valve control module, and a fault indication module. The knock indication module selectively indicates that knock occurred within a cylinder of an engine. The valve control module controls lifting of a valve of a cylinder of the engine and,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140058651 - Vehicle engine warm-up apparatus: A vehicle engine warm-up apparatus includes a coolant temperature sensor, an intake temperature sensor, an air intake heater, a heating system and a controller. The intake temperature sensor measures a temperature of combustion air entering the engine. The coolant temperature sensor measures a temperature of engine coolant. The air intake... Agent: Nissan North America, Inc.
20140058652 - Traffic information processing: Traffic information processing method and apparatus. The method includes the steps of: obtaining road traffic data of a plurality of road sections; predicting for at least two road sections of the plurality of road sections, based on the obtained data, traffic flow information at an expected time when arriving at... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140058653 - Driver assistance system for a vehicle: A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes a display screen disposed within an interior cabin of the vehicle and a camera disposed at the vehicle and having a rearward field of view. The display screen displays video information captured by the camera for assisting the driver during a reversing... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20140058654 - Systems and methods for providing driver shift aids: Systems and methods for displaying a driver shift aid are disclosed. In one aspect, an electronic control unit causes a shift indicator to be presented if a need for a shift is detected and vehicle performance after the shift would not be unduly impacted. If the vehicle operator follows the... Agent: Paccar Inc
20140058655 - Trailer target monitoring system and method: A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller processes images acquired of the trailer towed by a towing vehicle to assist with placement of a target on the trailer. The target monitor controller also monitors... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140058656 - Method for calculating a parking path: A method for calculating a parking path, which is capable of simplifying the parking operation and making it easier for the driver to park a vehicle. Since the operation that the driver is required to do simply includes: turning the steering wheel to the extreme left, right and to the... Agent:
20140058657 - Trajectory planning: A method and apparatus for determining a trajectory for a vehicle can include: identifying a starting position (p0) and desired terminal position (P) for the vehicle; linearly approximating dynamics of the vehicle; and using the starting position (p0), terminal position (P), and linear approximation, determining the trajectory; wherein the linear... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20140058658 - Location-based service navigation system and navigation display method thereof: This invention discloses a location-based service (LBS) navigation system and a navigation display method thereof. The location-based service navigation system comprises a storage module, a processing module and a display module. Therein, the storage module stores a piece of local information and a local characteristic point based on by a... Agent: Mitac International Corp.
20140058659 - Method for processing electronically stored calendar data in a computer-assisted manner: A method for computer-aided processing of electronically stored calendar data by a user terminal, wherein, by use of the user terminal, a calendar entry is read out of a data memory, the calendar entries including, with respect to an event, at least one piece of information concerning the beginning and... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20140058660 - System and method for presenting a computed route: A method for presenting a route includes receiving a starting point and a destination point and computing a route that includes a route segment between the two points. The method further includes determining, based on a user's travel history, that the route segment is an unfamiliar segment. The method includes... Agent: Scenera Technologies, LLC
20140058662 - Acoustic navigation method: An information processing apparatus that detects a current location of the information processing apparatus; obtains a direction of a destination from the detected current location as a target direction; detects a facial orientation of a user wearing a headphone unit connected to the information processing apparatus via a wired or... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications, Inc.
20140058661 - Real-time map data updating system and method: The present invention relates to a real-time map data updating system and method, comprising: collecting operating environment information of a terminal device, which is basic information for update condition determination; checking an update condition of the terminal device which includes one or more of a state of travel, a travel... Agent: Sk Planet Co., Ltd.
20140058663 - Apparatus and method for generating sketch map information in portable terminal: Provided is an apparatus and method for generating a sketch map in a portable terminal. The apparatus includes a sketch map generating unit. The sketch map generating unit collects information about route points of the portable terminal by using location information, generates a sketch map message including the route information,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20140058664 - Vehicle locator system: A vehicle locator system comprising: a remote keyless entry transmitter for vehicles (key fob) having a rechargeable battery, a timer, a GPS/RF locator circuit, a first, second and third button and a display window. When the key fob is inserted in the key hole or in the base cradle of... Agent:
20140058665 - Method for managing schedule using user's location information and system thereof: A method for managing a schedule based on a user's location information by a system for managing a schedule. The method comprises receiving a schedule including at least one of an appointment location, appointment contents an appointment time, and appointment target person's phone number from the user; registering the schedule... Agent: Thinkware Systems Corporation
20140058666 - Method and system for dynamic estimation and predictive route generation: The preferred embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for dynamic route estimation and prediction using discrete sampled location updates from various mobile devices for the purpose of providing a graphical representation of a mobile device's route along a known network path of map data. The... Agent: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
20140058667 - Localization and tracking system for mobile robots: Localization and tracking system. The system includes at least one laser mounted for pointing its beam at arbitrary locations within a three-dimensional space. An object within the three-dimensional space supports a screen at its top for receiving the laser beam to create a shaped image on the screen. The shaped... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20140058668 - Trailer target placement assist system and method: A vehicle trailer backup assist system and method includes a hitch angle detection apparatus and a target monitor controller. The target monitor controller processes images acquired of the trailer towed by a towing vehicle to assist with placement of a target on the trailer. The target monitor controller also monitors... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140058669 - System and method for selecting and presenting a route to a user: A method and system are provided for selecting and presenting a route to a user. An exemplary embodiment includes storing a plurality of associations, each association between a route taken by a user and at least one safety characteristic of the route. Received from a particular user is a request... Agent: Scenera Technologies, LLC
20140058672 - Calculating a travel route based on a user's navigational preferences and travel history: The disclosed subject matter relates to computer-implemented methods for calculating a travel route based on navigational preferences and travel history of a user. In one aspect, a method includes storing the navigational preferences and travel history of the user. The stored navigational preferences include routing preferences and points of interest... Agent: Google Inc.
20140058671 - Navigation device and control method for displaying detour: The navigation device includes a detour exploring portion configured to explore a detour to avoid a section in which a traffic hazard occurs using map data at a level lower than a predetermined level when a traffic hazard determining portion determines that the traffic hazard occurs on the guidance route,... Agent: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
20140058670 - Navigation device and control method thereof: This invention discloses a navigation device and a control method. The navigation device includes input modules, display modules and a processing module. The input modules receive drag signals inputted by a user. The display modules include a primary display screen and at least one secondary display screen, and the primary... Agent: Mitac International Corp.
20140058674 - Shortest travel path determination using critical start time points: A shortest path from a source to a destination for a current start time in a set of start times is determined. A processor identifies a critical start time in the set of start times that is temporally separated from the current start time by at least one intermediate start... Agent:
20140058675 - System and display element for displaying waypoint markers with integrated altitude constraint information: A flight deck display system for an aircraft includes a processor architecture configured to receive aircraft instrument data, waypoint restriction information, and position data for the aircraft and, based upon the received data, generate image rendering display commands. The system also includes a display element configured to receive the image... Agent:
20140058673 - Technique for processing cartographic data for determining energy-saving routes: A technique is described for determining an energy-saving route between two geographic positions on the basis of predefined cartographic data, the cartographic data describing a real traffic route network in the form of route segments and route nodes. A method aspect comprises the steps of subdividing the route segments provided... Agent: Elektrobit Automotive Gmbh02/20/2014 > 63 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.
20140052312 - Method for autonomous driving in a car wash and a motor vehicle: A method for autonomously driving a motor vehicle in a car wash to enhance comfort and safety includes detecting a passageway of the car wash and determine with vehicle sensors the vehicle position and the vehicle orientation of the vehicle relative to the passageway. The vehicle is subsequently automatically driven... Agent: Audi Ag
20140052313 - Navigation system activation of a vehicular directional signal: Devices, methods and systems describe a turn signal activation system. As the navigation system determines that the vehicle is approaching a turn or other operation, the turn signal may be automatically activated in the appropriate direction (e.g., right-turn signal for a right turn, and a left-turn signal for a left... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20140052314 - Systems and methods for monitoring low speed of a rotorcraft: Systems and methods to provide alerts when a rotorcraft is in a low airspeed condition. During takeoff or go-around, an aural alert is provided to the pilot before the aircraft slows to less than the effective translational lift speed. The aural, visual, and/or tactile alert gets the pilot's attention to... Agent:
20140052316 - Auxiliary power unit assembly and method of use: A locomotive assembly including an auxiliary power unit and a method of providing auxiliary power to a locomotive are disclosed. The locomotive assembly includes a locomotive having a power bus, a primary power source electrically coupled to the power bus, and a locomotive controller programmed to control the primary power... Agent: Bright Energy Storage Technologies, LLP
20140052315 - Railway train data recorder with parallel remote online incident data storage: Incident, data of the type stored in a railway train crash hardened memory module (CHMM) and/or other information acquired by a railway train data recorder are transmitted to a remote data storage site. Beneficially the remotely stored information transmitted from the train's onboard recorder may be monitored and/or otherwise analyzed... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.
20140052320 - Drive control device for hybrid vehicle: An object of the present invention is to improve the drivability and the drive feeling by optimizing a change and a delay in the torque of an internal combustion engine so as not to influence driving torque at the time of decelerating the internal combustion engine as in the initial... Agent:
20140052321 - Hybrid powertrain with geared starter motor and belt alternator starter and method of restarting an engine: A hybrid powertrain has an engine, a starter motor, and a gear train that connects the starter motor with the engine, and a motor/generator. A belt drive train connects the motor/generator with the engine. The powertrain has a first energy storage device with a first operating range of voltage and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140052317 - Method for preventing theft of an electric vehicle and an electric vehicle applying the same: A method for preventing theft of an electric vehicle includes steps (a) and (b). In step (a), when a switch detector detects that the state of a main switch is an OFF state, and when a rotation detector detects that a drive wheel is rotating, a controller is configured to... Agent: Klever Mobility Inc.
20140052319 - Remote interaction with an electrically powered vehicle: An access control device and access control method for an electrically powered vehicle such as an electric wheelchair are disclosed. The access control device comprises a data interface configured to exchange data with at least one component of the electrically powered vehicle and a webserver configured to generate a webpage... Agent: Penny & Giles Controls Limited
20140052322 - Secondary battery, method for manufacturing secondary battery, positive electrode for secondary battery, method for manufacturing positive electrode for secondary battery, battery pack, electronic instrument, electric vehicle, electrical power system and: The secondary battery includes a positive electrode including an electroconductive substrate, a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are disposed in a standing manner on the electroconductive substrate, and sulfur that is retained at least a part of spaces among at least the carbon nanotubes. The negative electrode includes a material... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140052318 - Vehicle controller and hybrid vehicle: In a set of hybrid vehicles including first and second hybrid vehicles connected in series, each of the hybrid vehicles having an electric storage device, a controller for the first hybrid vehicle comprises a monitoring unit configured to detect an amount of electric charge stored in the electric storage device... Agent:
20140052323 - Transport facility for autonomous navigation and method for determining damage to a motor vehicle: Damage caused by accidents that occur during autonomous driving of a motor vehicle should be reliably detected. For this purpose, a transport facility with a driving area which can be autonomously driven by a motor vehicle, has a detection device for detecting a first state of the motor vehicle in... Agent: Audi Ag
20140052324 - Method of determining the stress that should be applied to a tyre during an indoor endurance bench test: A method of determining the stress that should be applied to a tyre during an indoor endurance bench test. The method includes the steps of driving a vehicle along a sample road route; measuring variations in the longitudinal speed and position of the vehicle during its journey along the sample... Agent: Bridgestone Corporation
20140052326 - Method and control device for a drive train component: A method for actuating a component of a drive train of a motor vehicle. The component is mechanically prestressed into a safe state. The method has the steps: sensing a fault state; sensing whether the fault state is a first or second type of fault state; immediate interruption of the... Agent:
20140052325 - Semiconductor circuit and method in a safety concept for use in a motor vehicle: A semiconductor circuit for an electronic control device for use in a system in a motor vehicle, said system not being mechanically intrinsically safe, and a method for monitoring the semiconductor circuit, wherein the semiconductor circuit comprises a functional computer (FR), at least one monitoring unit (MU) and a monitoring... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh
20140052327 - Method and system of vehicle tracking portal: An apparatus is provided including a processor, a memory, and a vehicle tracking portal. The vehicle tracking portal is configured to obtain vehicle identification information regarding a vehicle. Then diagnostic information regarding the vehicle can be obtained. Then, based on the vehicle identification and the diagnostic information, a recommended service... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20140052328 - Predictive diagnostic calculation: There is provided a method of predicting defects likely to occur in a vehicle over a predetermined period. The method includes receiving vehicle characteristic data regarding a vehicle under consideration, and comparing the received vehicle characteristic data with a defect database. The defect database includes information related to defects that... Agent:
20140052329 - System and method for identifying, diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing a vehicle: A method for diagnosing and maintaining a vehicle at a repair shop includes connecting a first vehicle inspection device to a first work station and selecting a mobile VCI which is provided a detection software component situated on a central repair shop server and a central diagnostic device; connecting the... Agent:
20140052330 - Methods and apparatus for vehicle computing system software updates: In a first illustrative embodiment, a system includes a mobile device processor configured to communicate wirelessly with both a remote server and a vehicle computing system (VCS). The processor is further configured to query the VCS for a module version, relay the module version to a remote system and receive... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140052331 - Electric power steering system and steering angle outputting method thereof: The present invention provides a system and method of providing high reliability for an absolute angle in an electric power steering system in which the final absolute steering angle is calculated using a device configured to measure an absolute steering angle and a relative steering angle.... Agent: Mando Corporation
20140052333 - Image recognition system for a vehicle: An image recognition system for a vehicle that may include: at least one camera mounted within an interior of the vehicle, where camera monitors a driver of the vehicle; an operating system controlling the at least one camera, where the operating system includes image recognition software, a database of authorized... Agent:
20140052334 - Scalable hydraulic charging in a vehicle having engine autostop/start functionality: A method for hydraulically charging a fluid circuit in a vehicle includes calculating a fluid volume of the fluid circuit via a controller, and comparing a speed of the vehicle to a calibrated speed threshold. The method also includes calculating a vehicle deceleration rate when the speed of the vehicle... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140052332 - Tpms connected to propulsion system: A tire pressure monitoring system which is linked to the control unit or other control device of a vehicle which limits the operation, or completely disables the operation of, the vehicle when the pressure in one or more of the tires of the vehicle is insufficient. The operation of the... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
20140052335 - Wireless snow plow control: Wireless snow plow control methods and systems may include at least three units in mutual wireless communicative connection: a plow control module (PCM), a vehicle control module (VCM), and a remote controller. Each unit may be capable of operating with any one of a plurality of units of another type,... Agent: Northern Star Industries, Inc.
20140052339 - Brake system: A brake system includes: (a) friction brakes provided for at least two wheels that are at least two of a plurality of wheels of a vehicle; (b) a relative-phase obtaining device configured to obtain at least one relative phase each of which is a relative phase between corresponding two of... Agent:
20140052336 - Directing vehicle into feasible region for autonomous and semi-autonomous parking: A method of guiding a vehicle to a region for initiating a parallel parking maneuver. A region of feasible starting locations for successfully performing a parallel parking maneuver is determined by a processor. A position of the vehicle relative to the region of feasible starting locations is determined. A determination... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140052338 - Operating device for steering a vehicle and method for steering the vehicle: An operating device for steering a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, and a method for steering the vehicle by way of the operating device. The operating device comprises a control stick, in particular for operation by a human hand The control stick has at least one degree of freedom.... Agent: Zf Lenksysteme Gmbh
20140052337 - Trailer backup assist system: The trailer backup assist system has a human machine interface coupled to a controller having a setup module, a calibration module, an activation module and a control module configured to receive trailer measurements, apply trailer measurements, activate and control vehicle systems to calibrate and implement a curvature control algorithm that... Agent: Ford Global Technologies
20140052340 - Vehicle lane keep assist system: A lane keep assist system for a vehicle includes a forward facing camera and an image processor. The forward facing camera is disposed at a vehicle and has a forward field of view exterior of the vehicle. The image processor is operable to process image data captured by the forward... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.
20140052341 - Pressure and acceleration based pedestrian impact sensor assembly for motor vehicles: A sensor assembly for a motor vehicle adapted for sensing impacts including pedestrian impacts. The sensor assembly integrates functions of pressure based sensors used in one embodiment with a compressible tube extending laterally across the front surface of the vehicle and the outboard front boundary areas of the front end... Agent: Autoliv Asp, Inc.
20140052342 - Warning system for detecting infant seat buckle securement: A child seat-vehicle safety system for a passenger vehicle, including at least one child seat buckle signaling device, which includes a buckling detector, and a buckling detector for signaling the buckle status, and a portable controller device that attaches to the On-Board Diagnostic II (OBD-II) port of the vehicle, for... Agent:
20140052343 - Apparatus and method for storing and retrieving seating and instrument positions: A system for storing and retrieving seating and instrument positions based on user characteristics. The system stores seating and instrument positions for a variety of user heights or weights and retrieves an initial seating and instrument position setting based on the user's input. Preferably, the stored settings are ergonomic for... Agent:
20140052344 - Method for operating a vehicle system: A method for operating an HVAC system in a host vehicle. The method includes detecting a following distance between the host vehicle and another vehicle, and operating an on-board control device to control the HVAC system in the host vehicle to operate in a first mode while the following distance... Agent: Nissan North America, Inc.
20140052345 - Mobile ergonomic profile: According to various embodiments, a specific user may be determined to be located within a particular distance of a specific vehicle, and a vehicle model of the specific vehicle may be identified. Further, user ergonomic profile information associated with the specific user and the vehicle model may be accessed. The... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20140052346 - Soft start window regulator: A system and method is provided for regulating a window in a vehicle. The system includes a vehicular window frame that supports the window, a regulator motor, and a drive arrangement that is connected to the window frame, the regulator motor, and the window, to operate the window. A window... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140052347 - Systems and methods for detecting jack contact with ground: A method for determining when at least one jack on a vehicle has contacted the ground, in which the vehicle includes a first jack mounted to a first end of the vehicle and a pair of jacks mounted to a second end of the vehicle. The method includes the steps... Agent: Flanders Electric Motor Service, Inc.
20140052350 - Electric drive unit for construction machine: An electric drive unit for a construction machine is capable of increasing the operating time of the construction machine. The electric drive unit has an electricity storage device, a hydraulic pump of variable displacement type which is driven by a motor/generator, a regulator which performs variable control on the displacement... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery, Co., Ltd.
20140052348 - Method and apparatus for determining actual and potential failure of hydraulic lifts: An early warning system includes monitoring of the hydraulic pressure used to power the hydraulic motor used to raise a man lift during operation, and providing a prognostication algorithm coupled to the output of the sensor to predict based on data from the sensor when there will be a catastrophic... Agent: Bae Systems And Information And Electronic Systems Integration, Inc.
20140052349 - Shovel, monitoring device of the same and output device of shovel: A temporary storage device temporarily stores image data acquired by an imaging device. Each of a plurality of sensors detects a plurality of physical quantities relating to an operation state of a shovel. A control device performs an operation abnormality determination based on detection values detected by the sensors. When... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20140052351 - Shift control and method: A machine has a power train including a prime mover connected to a transmission having two or more selectable gear settings, and a user interface providing an operator selection of at least two gear identifiers of a whole number. Each whole number gear identifiers corresponds to high idle speeds for... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140052352 - Method for detection and enabling of an evasive manoeuver in a vehicle with an automated manual transmission: A method of detecting and enabling an evasive manoeuver in a vehicle with an automated transmission, in which initially the method checks whether the reverse (R) drive is engaged, and checks whether the steering-wheel angle and the steering-wheel angular velocity are valid and in excess of threshold values. If so,... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20140052353 - Supervisory thermal management system and method for engine system warm up and regeneration: This disclosure provides a thermal management system and method that can recommend operational behavior to an operator of an engine system to optimize fuel economy over a period of time in which a components of the engine system is in a warm up and/or regeneration state. In one representative embodiment,... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Property, Inc.
20140052354 - Vehicle transmission with clutch pack overrun: A drive system (14, 34) comprising an input shaft (112); a first clutch (114) configured to selectively couple a first gear (116) to the input shaft (112); an output shaft (126); a second gear (138) engaging with the first gear (116); and a drive axle clutch system (142) having different... Agent:
20140052357 - Assistance system for a motor vehicle and method for controlling a motor vehicle: An assistance system is provided for a motor vehicle that includes, but is not limited to an activation device, which switches the assistance system over into a beginner mode, a capturing device, which determines a curve radius located ahead of a road travelled by the motor vehicle, and a processing... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140052355 - Method for detecting critical driving situations of lorries or passenger vehicles and method for avoiding collisions: A method for detecting critical driving situations of motor vehicles, in particular for preventing collisions with an object in front of an own vehicle, has the following steps: detection of a current vehicle acceleration and a current vehicle velocity of an own vehicle; specification of an acceleration profile depending on... Agent: Lucas Automotive Gmbh
20140052356 - Method for operating a brake system in a stationary vehicle: In the case of a method in accordance with the invention for operating a brake system in a vehicle, preferably a service brake system, in particular in a motor vehicle, it is first established whether the vehicle is stationary. If it is established that the vehicle is stationary, it is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140052358 - Trailbraking: A system for trailbraking includes a velocity sensor providing a velocity output signal, a second sensor providing a second output signal and a trailbraking controller for receiving the velocity output signal and the second output signal. The trailbraking controller will provide an output control signal conditioned by the velocity output... Agent: Ford Global Technologies
20140052359 - System and method for controlling torque load of multiple engines: A method of controlling torque load of multiple engines according to a torque distribution algorithm includes determining a combined torque output value responsive to actual torque outputs of first and second engines. A desired torque output for the first engine is determined responsive to a first desired contribution portion of... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20140052361 - Method for operating a fuel vapor recirculation system in a motor vehicle: A method for operating a fuel vapor recirculation system in a motor vehicle having a fuel tank. In the method, in the operating strategy of the fuel vapor recirculation system, predictive route data of the motor vehicle are taken into account.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140052360 - Methods and systems for an engine: Various injector cooling structures and related engine systems and methods are provided. In one example, an injector cooling structure includes a cooling channel defined by a cooling jacket of a turbine. A cooling bore is provided at least partially within the cooling jacket, with the cooling bore configured to receive... Agent:
20140052362 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: A method for operating an internal combustion engine, in particular a gas engine having at least three cylinders, includes acquiring a cylinder-specific signal (pmax, E) from each cylinder. A reference value (pmedian, Emedian) is generated from the signals (pmax, E) from the cylinders, and at least one combustion parameter (Q,... Agent: Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og
20140052363 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: A method for operating an internal combustion engine, in particular a gas engine having at least two cylinders, includes acquiring a cylinder-specific first cylinder signal (pmax, E) from each cylinder. At least one combustion parameter (Q, Z) of the corresponding cylinder is controlled as a function of the first cylinder... Agent: Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og
20140052364 - Method and system for controlling output of hybrid starter generator: Disclosed herein is a method and a system for controlling a generation output of a starter generator connected to an engine to transmit a rotary force in a hybrid electric vehicle. The method includes receiving, by a controller, vehicle state information for determining a driving mode of the vehicle after... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140052365 - Bus stop and system capable of providing detailed bus schedules: A bus stop includes a storage unit, a communicating unit, an input unit, a control unit, and a display unit. The communicating unit communicates with a server storing relationships among bus terminals, stop information of bus stops and current locations of the bus terminals. The server determines which one or... Agent:
20140052366 - Device, system and method for controlling speed of a vehicle using a positional information device: A device, system and method for controlling speed of a vehicle are provided. The device includes a locational information module for determining location information and speed; a storage module for storing at least one geographic map including at least one route and a speed limit for the at least one... Agent: Clayco Research Limited Liability Company
20140052367 - Operating a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle and driver assistance system: A method is provided for operating a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle that includes, but is not limited to determining of a current speed and determining a current speed of further road users located in a longitudinal direction of the motor vehicle in front of the motor vehicle.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140052368 - Low fuel warning: A low fuel notification system for use in association with a vehicular navigation system is operable to generate and provide notifications to the vehicle operator of low fuel conditions and provide information regarding available refueling stations based on the station's location and the vehicle's estimated driving range.... Agent: Denso International America, Inc.
20140052370 - Mobile-body navigation device and mobile-body navigation system: A mobile-body navigation device includes a communication device 7 and a communication interface unit 9, which constitute a receiving unit for receiving information about a deviation-prone connection route identified using probe information, a deviation-prone connection route caution instructing unit 14 for instructing to send a notification when a vehicle approaches... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140052369 - System and method for providing friend's location information: A system and method of providing friend location information is provided. More particularly, when a friend appears in a region desired by a user, it is possible to track a travel route of the friend and display for the user a map where the travel route is marked and thereby... Agent: Thinkware Systems Corporation
20140052371 - Method and apparatus for vehicle tracking: A computer-implemented tracking method includes receiving a tracking request at a vehicle associated computing system (VACS). The method also includes authenticating the tracking request and determining a vehicle location via a GPS in communication with the VACS. The method further includes transmitting the vehicle location from the VACS to a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC.
20140052374 - Method and device for carrying out travel route planning for a vehicle: A method and device for carrying out travel route planning for a vehicle, in which schedule data are transmitted to a calculation unit, which is coupled to a data memory, in which data relating to a path network for the vehicle and data relating to the geographic positions of energy... Agent: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
20140052373 - Method and device for planning a travel route for a vehicle: A method for planning a travel route for a vehicle including an energy storage unit includes a) transmitting a destination sequence to an arithmetic logic unit coupled to a data memory storing data concerning a road network, b) calculating a route sequence for the destination sequence, c) calculating a projected... Agent:
20140052372 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for modification of routes based on user input: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for modification of routes based on user input. A method may include causing calculation of a route in a map. The method may further include receiving input indicating a location along the route and a user preference associated with avoidance of... Agent: Nokia Corporation02/13/2014 > 94 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.
20140046502 - Spring for a motor vehicle: A spring made of a fiber composite includes a metal thread which is connected to the spring and has an electrical resistance which changes in dependence on a deformation of the spring. The metal thread can be integrated inside the spring or may also be arranged on an outer side... Agent: Audi Ag
20140046503 - System provided with an assistance-controller for assisting an operator of the system, control-operation assisting device, control-operation assisting method, driving-operation assisting device, and driving-operation assisting method: A target-travel-path generating circuit calculates a target travel path along which a controlled object can travel in the future from a current controlled object position. An ideal-control-signal calculating circuit calculates a control profile to travel along the target travel path, and a difference calculating circuit calculates a difference between an... Agent: Delft University Of Technology
20140046507 - Collaborative automated mobile platform: A collaborative robotized system comprises: a mobile platform furnished with running means, with an electric motor propulsion assembly, and with a longitudinal mechanical linkage assembly comprising an articulation; an electrical power source; manual means of control of the system; means of remote control of the system; a computer assembly of... Agent: Thales
20140046506 - Method of autonomous movement of a vehicle in a parking area: In a method of autonomous driving a vehicle on a parking area, a movement of a vehicle is controlled by an external stationary control device which is located in or in vicinity of the parking area and capable of steering the vehicle autonomously to or from an assigned parking space.... Agent: Audi Ag
20140046505 - Mobile object, system, and storage medium: There is provided a mobile object including an input detection unit configured to detect an input from an outside, an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information detected by a sensor in a remote location, in accordance with a content of detection performed by the input detection unit, and a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140046508 - Providing vehicle services and control over a cellular data network: Providing vehicle services and control over a cellular data network is disclosed. Vehicle maintenance and operation information may be provided to a vehicle. An instruction to remotely control locks or a horn of the vehicle based on security levels and other criteria is also disclosed.... Agent: Seong Sang Investments LLC
20140046504 - Systems and methods for controlling an aerial unit: An aerial unit, a method and a system are provide, the system includes a ground unit; an aerial unit and a connecting element arranged to connect the ground unit to the aerial unit. The ground unit may include a connecting element manipulator, a ground unit controller for controlling the connecting... Agent:
20140046509 - Vehicle-use signal information processing device and vehicle-use signal information processing method, as well as driving assistance device and driving assistance method: A signal information processing device and a signal information processing method for calculating the state of a traffic light for driving assistance for traffic lights for which signal information is not transmitted from a roadside apparatus, and a driving assistance device and a driving assistance method for performing driving assistance... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046510 - Estimating a wind vector: Methods and devices for calculating an estimate of a wind vector. A maneuver of a platform may be identified as a steady-straight motion maneuver, a partial turn maneuver, or a full turn maneuver. A preliminary estimate of a wind vector corresponding to a wind condition prevailing near the platform may... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20140046512 - Automated delivery vehicle, systems and methods for automated delivery: Provided is a delivery vehicle and methods and systems for automated delivery using the delivery vehicle. The automated delivery method comprises receiving, by a processing device, an order from a buyer. The order specifies one or more products to be delivered to the buyer and itinerary information. The processing device... Agent:
20140046511 - System for controlling engine inlet air temperature: A system for controlling engine inlet air temperature may include a compressor configured to increase pressure of air at an engine air inlet and at least one aftercooler configured to reduce the engine inlet air temperature. The system may also include a temperature sensor configured to provide signals indicative of... Agent: Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.
20140046514 - Actuator for a brake system of a rail vehicle: An actuator for a brake system of a rail vehicle has a set-value detection unit that outputs a set value or a set value corrected by a reducing signal of an anti-skid control device for a decelerating force or a decelerating torque to a set-value control device. The latter controls... Agent:
20140046513 - Route examining system and method: A route examining system includes an application device, a control unit, a detection unit, and an identification unit. The application device is onboard a first vehicle of a first vehicle system traveling along a route. The control unit controls supply of electric current from a power source to the application... Agent: General Electric Company
20140046515 - Marine vessel propulsion control device, marine vessel propulsion apparatus, and marine vessel: A marine vessel propulsion control device includes a marine vessel maneuvering pattern storage section that stores a plurality of marine vessel maneuvering patterns corresponding to a plurality of combinations of a propulsion device attached to a marine vessel and an operation device attached to the marine vessel, a selection information... Agent:
20140046524 - Battery pack condensation prevention: A battery control system for an electric vehicle including a battery pack includes a dew point calculation module that receives at least a first signal indicative of humidity within the battery pack and a second signal indicative of temperature within the battery pack, and that calculates a dew point within... Agent: Cobasys, LLC
20140046527 - Drive control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A drive control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle includes first and second motor-generator, a differential gear mechanism, an accelerator position detecting unit, a vehicular speed detecting unit, a battery state-of-charge detecting unit, a target drive power setting unit, a target charging/discharging power setting unit, a target engine power calculation unit,... Agent:
20140046516 - Electric lawn tractor roll away prevention system: An electric lawn tractor roll away prevention system includes a brushless DC electric motor powering a traction drive wheel on the electric lawn tractor. The motor is connected to phase wires and provides a back EMF voltage on the phase wires if the electric lawn tractor roils and turns the... Agent:
20140046523 - Enhanced method for choosing optimal engine speed and torque: A method for determining a preferred engine speed and a preferred engine torque of a selected operating range state of an electro-mechanical multi-mode transmission configured to transfer torque among an engine, at least one electric machine and a drive includes selecting between of a first search window and a second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046517 - Method and apparatus for controlling a multi-mode powertrain system: A powertrain system includes a multi-mode transmission configured to transfer torque among an engine, torque machines, and a driveline. A method for controlling the powertrain includes executing a dual closed-loop control scheme that includes determining an engine-based output torque range employed in a first feedback loop and simultaneously determining a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046519 - Method and apparatus for determining a solution to a linear constraints problem in a multi-mode powertrain system: A method for operating a powertrain system includes determining an objective function for an object component of interest of the powertrain system. Constraints are determined for a plurality of independent variables and dependent variables. Permutations of the objective function are evaluated with reference to the independent variables and the dependent... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046520 - Method and apparatus for providing hybrid functionality in a vehicle: A method and apparatus for providing hybrid functionality aboard a vehicle having a high voltage (HV) energy storage system (ESS) electrically connected to a VITM and a battery disconnect unit (BDU) including a precharge contactor and a high voltage (HV) contactor, a voltage sensor and a controller is provided. The... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046522 - Method and apparatus for state selection stabilization for electrified powertrains: A method for stabilizing selection between a plurality of operating range states of an electro-mechanical multi-mode transmission configured to transfer torque among an engine, at least one electric machine, and a driveline includes requesting operation of the transmission in a preferred operating range state while a shift from a first... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC.
20140046521 - Method and apparatus to stablize selection of operating states using energy based stablization strategy for hybrid powertrain systems: A method for stabilizing selection between a plurality of operating range states of an electro-mechanical transmission configured to transfer torque among an engine, at least one electric machine, and a driveline includes requesting execution of a shift from a first operating range state to a second operating range state. Costs... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046528 - Method and electronic system for the automatic management of the energy autonomy of a vehicle particularly of electric vehicles: A method is described for the automatic management of the energy autonomy of a vehicle, and includes receiving a signal for indicating a distance and/or a path to cover, and dividing the distance and/or path into space intervals; calculating an allowable variation of energy capacity in a space interval based... Agent: Piaggio & C. S.p.a.
20140046518 - Method of selecting modes of operation for a hybrid vehicle: A method for enabling a user of a hybrid vehicle to assign different modes of operation to different segments of a particular route instead of, for example, simply operating the vehicle in an electric mode until its battery is depleted and then switching to an engine or charge-sustaining mode. This... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046529 - Methods and systems for operating a driveline disconnect clutch: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, application of a driveline disconnect clutch to start an engine is described. The approach applies the driveline disconnect clutch to rotate an engine and at least partially disengages the driveline disconnect clutch to reduce the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140046525 - Start control apparatus and method for a hybrid electric vehicle: Disclosed is a start control apparatus and method for a hybrid electric vehicle which provides starting of a second gear ratio or a first ratio based on an inclination of a road surface, a travel environment, and a state of the vehicle when the hybrid electric vehicle stops and then... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140046526 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device is disclosed which calculates a drive torque requirement Treq as a target running force output value for a vehicle on the basis of the amount of driving operation by a driver; calculates a correction torque ΔTreq for suppressing vehicle sprung body vibration; controls an engine and... Agent:
20140046530 - Method and system for planning a turn path for a machine: A system for controlling a first machine performing a turn includes a controller configured to identify a desired turn for the first machine. The desired turn is formed by two adjacent traffic lanes. The two traffic lanes include a first traffic lane and a second traffic lane. The controller is... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140046531 - Remote distribution of software updates in a transportation management network: A network device includes a memory, a processor, a display, and a network communication module configured to receive vehicle data, driver information, and driver communications, at pre-determined times, from at least one portable wireless data transfer and display device via a long-range wireless network. The network device is configured to... Agent: Xrs Corporation
20140046532 - Abnormality determination device and method of longitudinal acceleration sensor: The running control device and method according to the present invention are those for determining abnormality of a longitudinal acceleration sensor which detects vehicular longitudinal acceleration that is used in a vehicle running control. An integrated value of a vehicular longitudinal acceleration that is detected by the longitudinal acceleration sensor... Agent:
20140046533 - Automated inspection of aircraft landing gear internal fluid levels: A system for use in monitoring, measuring, computing and displaying the volumes of internal gas within a telescopic aircraft landing gear strut. Pressure sensors and temperature sensors and motion sensors are mounted in relation to each of the landing gear struts to monitor, measure and record the impact movement and... Agent:
20140046534 - Method and system for isolating voltage sensor and contactor faults in an electrical system: A method for isolating voltage sensor errors from contactor errors in an electrical system includes measuring a voltage between ground and a voltage bus rail when a contactor is open, and comparing the measured voltage to a first threshold voltage corresponding to a calibrated voltage reading that is expected when... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC.
20140046536 - Battery management system and battery replacement method: A battery management system includes: measuring a surface pressure of a vehicle-mounted secondary battery (battery cell) for driving the vehicle with a lapse of time; calculating a high-rate driving frequency coefficient on the basis of the measured surface pressure at intervals of a predetermined period (24 hours); deriving a high-rate... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046537 - Electronic stroke sensor for air disc brake: A vehicle brake monitor assembly for an air disk brake includes a brake actuator having a pushrod projecting from inside a chamber of said brake actuator. The pushrod releasably actuates a lever arm of a caliper thereby moving the disk brake into a braking position when the pushrod is in... Agent: Indian Head Industries, Inc.
20140046535 - Systems and methods to determine navigation states of a platform: Systems and methods to determine navigation states of a platform are disclosed. An example system includes a first processing node to determine a first aeroelastic navigation state of a platform at a first structural location of the platform with respect to a first aeroelasticity reference, a second processing node to... Agent:
20140046539 - Stablization method for vehicles: Stabilization method and system for performing dynamic chassis control in a vehicle. An electronic stability control (ESC) includes an ESC sensor set; at least one chassis actuator; and a dynamic controller operably connected to at the least one chassis actuator. The ESC sensor set generates one or more sensor fault... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140046538 - System and method for efficiently operating multiple flywheels: A flywheel assembly may include first and second flywheels having respective first and second flywheel parasitic load profiles. Operating speeds of the first and second flywheels may be selected based at least in part on the first and second flywheel parasitic loads. The operating speeds may be determined such that... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20140046545 - Detection of and counter-measures for jackknife enabling conditions during trailer backup assist: A trailer backup control system includes a jackknife enabling condition detector and a jackknife counter-measures controller. The jackknife counter-measures controller alters a setting of at least one vehicle operating parameter for alleviating an adverse jackknife condition during backing of the trailer by the vehicle when the jackknife enabling condition detector... Agent: Ford Global Technologies
20140046541 - Electric power assist device and driving method for electric vehicle: An electric power assist device and a driving method for an electric vehicle are provided. The electric power assist device adapted for the electric vehicle includes an angle sensing unit, a driving module, and a control module. The angle sensing unit senses a tilting angle of the electric vehicle on... Agent: Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
20140046540 - Mining truck spotting under a shovel: This disclosure is generally drawn to methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus related to aligning a mining truck with a shovel. Specifically, some of the disclosed example methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus relate to semi-automatic and/or automatic alignment of mining trucks relative to shovel during mining loading operations.... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20140046543 - Movable carriage: A movable carriage having front wheels and rear wheels includes, a detection unit detecting a direction caused by the operator pushing or pulling a grip unit, a rear-wheel steering angle changing unit changing a steering angle to cause a phase of the rear wheel to be the same as or... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046544 - Parking assistance apparatus and parking assistance method thereof: Disclosed herein are a parking assistance apparatus and a parking assistance method thereof. The parking assistance apparatus includes a sensing unit sensing at least one of forward and backward access distances to a current surrounding object, a controller performing an electronic parking brake operation and including predetermined forward and backward... Agent:
20140046542 - System for providing steering assist torque based on a lateral position command: A steering system providing an assist torque to a handwheel is provided, and includes a lateral position module and a torque command module. The lateral position module determines a lateral position command based on a curvature of a lane and a near field heading angle. The torque command module determines... Agent: Steering SolutionsIPHolding Corporation
20140046546 - Vehicle with a safety system involving prediction of driver tiredness: A vehicle (2) has a tachograph (4) which generates a tachograph signal (6) containing information about current clock time and the times of the vehicle's movements, a driver's report input unit (8) generates a signal (10) containing information about driving and rest times for the driver, including monitoring (12) of... Agent:
20140046548 - Control system and vehicle steering control system: A control system calculates inputs to a control target that has m inputs and n outputs (m=n, each of m and n is a natural number that is more than one), while designating a plurality of combinations of the inputs and the outputs. A feedback controller calculates, with respect to... Agent:
20140046547 - System for providing steering assist torque based on a proportional gain value: A steering system providing an assist torque to a handwheel is provided, and includes a proportional gain module and a torque command module. The proportional gain module determines a proportional gain value. The proportional gain value is scheduled as a function of a lateral position error and at least one... Agent: Steering SolutionsIPHolding Corporation
20140046549 - Method for compensating for a disturbance yaw moment in a vehicle having at least two wheel-individual drives: A device for compensating for a disturbance yaw moment in a vehicle having at least two wheel-individual drives is described. In particular in vehicles having multiple wheel-individual electric drives, wear or heavy use may result in a defect of a single drive. Since this drive is coupled to a single... Agent:
20140046550 - Vehicle event playback apparatus and methods: Vehicle event data playback systems have been devised and invented to provide authorized users means for advanced visual review. Detailed circumstances relating to vehicle operation are visually presented in these unique playback systems. In particular, a group of cooperating visual display devices operate in conjunction with each other to effect... Agent: Smartdrive Systems Inc.
20140046551 - Vehicle door structure: A vehicle door structure 1 comprises a slide door panel 6 for opening and closing a front region of a rear door opening in a vehicle body 2, a swing door panel 7 for opening and closing a rear region of the rear door opening in cooperation with the slide... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20140046552 - Electric drive unit for construction machine: An electric drive unit for a construction machine is capable of increasing the operating time of the construction machine. The electric drive unit has an electricity storage device, a hydraulic pump of the fixed displacement type which is driven by a motor/generator, a plurality of directional control valves which respectively... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20140046554 - Automatic transmission apparatus and straddle-type vehicle equipped with the apparatus: An automatic transmission apparatus includes a clutch including a drive side rotator to which torque of an engine is transmitted and a driven side rotator, a multi-gear transmission mechanism including a dog clutch, at least one actuator to drive the clutch and the transmission mechanism, a torque changing device to... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046553 - System and method for controlling an accumulator based on vehicle conditions: A system and method for controlling an accumulator in a transmission of a motor vehicle includes the steps of determining whether the motor vehicle has been turned off, sensing at least one operating condition of the motor vehicle, and comparing the at least one operating condition to a reference condition.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046555 - Gear box: A gearbox has a first shaft with at least two journalled gearwheels, a first gearwheel to drive the first shaft in a first direction and a second gearwheel to drive the first shaft in a second direction. Devices selectively lock the gearwheels situated on the first shaft for joint rotation.... Agent:
20140046556 - Method and apparatus for selecting an engine operating state for a multi-mode powertrain system: A powertrain system includes a multi-mode transmission configured to transfer torque among an engine, torque machines, and a driveline. A method for controlling operation of the powertrain system includes determining a bias engine speed based upon an engine speed. A search is executed including determining a respective candidate power cost... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046557 - System and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain: A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain includes a controller that is operative to automatically control at least one powertrain function other than engine torque based on a measured torque and a predetermined torque range. The predetermined torque range is based on a first engine torque estimate. The... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140046559 - Vehicle: A vehicle includes a friction clutch located between an engine and a driving wheel; a clutch actuator arranged to disengage and engage the friction clutch; a clutch actuator control section arranged and programmed to control the clutch actuator; a slip detection section arranged to detect a slip of the driving... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046558 - Vibration reduction control method and apparatus of power train by controlling motor torque of electric vehicle: The present invention relates to a vibration control method and apparatus of a power train in a vehicle for reducing the vibrations in a power train when driving on a protruded portion of a road surface using a motor torque control. The apparatus comprises a processor configured to determine the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140046560 - Controller and control method for vehicle: In a vehicle control, an automatic transmission is shifted using a predetermined shift model, which determines control operation amounts for achieving shift target values, by setting the shift target values on the basis of a torque on an output shaft-side rotating member and a speed variation amount of an input... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046561 - Automatic transmission apparatus and straddle-type vehicle equipped with the apparatus: An automatic transmission apparatus includes a transmission mechanism, an actuator arranged to rotate a shift drum, and a control device. The control device includes a determining unit arranged to detect a state of a straddle-type vehicle and to determine whether the straddle-type vehicle is in a first state in which... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046562 - Vehicle: A vehicle includes a friction clutch located between an engine and a driving wheel; a clutch actuator arranged to disengage and engage the friction clutch; a clutch actuator control section arranged and programmed to control the clutch actuator; a slip detection section arranged to detect a slip of the driving... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046563 - Vehicle: A vehicle includes a cruise control section arranged and programmed to perform control to maintain the vehicle speed at a prescribed vehicle speed while a clutch is engaged. A clutch actuator control section performs control to disengage the clutch when the value of a parameter becomes equal to or lower... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046564 - Control device for four-wheel drive vehicle: In a control device for four-wheel drive vehicle, yaw moment for suppressing understeer tendency of the vehicle is calculated as target yaw moment. If the average wheel speed of right and left wheels of a front shaft is more than the wheel speed of a turning outer wheel of a... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046566 - Integrated trailer brake control system and method for controlling a brake force: A trailer brake control method that includes determining, based on information from a vehicle speed sensor, a current vehicle speed of a vehicle; and regardless of the current vehicle speed, determining, using a processing unit, a minimum trailer brake control value (MTBCV) based on the equation MTBCV=R1−Cth root(the current vehicle... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140046565 - Integrated trailer brake control system and method using a learned relationship: A trailer brake control method for a vehicle towing a trailer. The method may include determining a number (N) of vehicle operating points during a first braking event when the vehicle is not towing the trailer by determining N brake operating points; determining an acceleration operating point for each of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140046567 - Method for operating a vehicle and driver assistance device: The invention relates to a method for operating a vehicle (1), in which energy is recovered in overrun and/or braking phases (T2) of the vehicle (1) and stored in an energy store (4, 5) within the vehicle, wherein the environment (E) of the vehicle (1) is detected by means of... Agent: Valeo Schalter Und Sensoren Gmbh
20140046568 - Torque distribution apparatus, torque distribution method, torque distribution value generation method, and program: A torque distribution apparatus includes an instructed torque acquiring unit that acquires input instructed torque, a determining unit that determines whether to perform power running control or regenerative braking, an efficiency map acquiring unit that based on a determination result, acquires a motor efficiency map, a vehicular speed detecting unit,... Agent:
20140046569 - Transportation management techniques: A system for communicating fleet vehicle information may include a data acquisition device configured to mount inside a vehicle and provide a wired connection to the vehicle for gathering vehicle data during operation of the vehicle. The system may also include a portable wireless data transfer and display device having... Agent: Xrs Corporation
20140046570 - Vehicle data acquisition for transportation management: A data acquisition device includes a wired module configured to provide a wired connection to a vehicle for gathering vehicle data from the vehicle during operation of the vehicle. The data acquisition device is configured to be mounted inside the vehicle. The data acquisition device further includes short-range wireless communication... Agent: Xrs Corporation
20140046573 - Control device and control method for internal combustion engine: An electronic control unit for an internal combustion engine that includes an engine-driven alternator diagnoses on the bases of an air-fuel ratio correction amount in air-fuel ratio feedback control whether a rich abnormality that the air-fuel ratio of air-fuel mixture is excessively rich is occurring in a fuel injection system.... Agent:
20140046571 - Cylinder to cylinder balancing using fully flexible valve actuation and cylinder pressure feedback: A control system for an engine includes an valve actuator, a cylinder pressure module, and a valve control module. The valve actuator opens a valve of a cylinder at a first target opening timing during a first combustion cycle of the cylinder. The cylinder pressure module receives a cylinder pressure... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046572 - Method and system for correcting engine torque based on vehicle load: A method and a system for correcting an engine torque based on a vehicle load may include: determining whether a vehicle load determination condition is satisfied continuously for a predetermined maintaining time, determining an average engine torque for the predetermined maintaining time if the vehicle load determination condition is satisfied... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140046574 - Engine control using an asynchronous data bus: An engine control unit with distributed processing includes a main ECU and remote modules with sensor inputs and ignition and injector outputs. A bidirectional asynchronous CAN data bus and a square wave timing signal operatively connect the components. Synchronous ignition and ignition data and asynchronous sensor and control data are... Agent: Autotronic Controls Corporation
20140046576 - Method and system for engine unburned hydrocarbon control: Methods and systems are provided for detecting hydrocarbon ingestion into an engine based on the simultaneous monitoring of cylinder imbalance and an elevated exhaust exotherm. Crankshaft acceleration data is monitored during steady-state and transient engine conditions while exhaust temperatures are estimated during non-regeneration conditions. Engine speed and load is limited... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140046575 - Method for controlling operation of internal combustion engine: In a method for controlling operation of an engine in which an EGR system is incorporated therein, when the engine is in a pressure-accumulable operational state in which EGR gas can be pressure-accumulated in an EGR passage between an EGR control valve and an on-off valve, these valves are brought... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140046577 - Initiating preparations for engine autostop prior to vehicle stop: A stop/start vehicle includes at least one controller that, in response to predicting a vehicle stop, initiates an engine pre-shutdown protocol such that vehicle subsystems begin to prepare for engine shutdown prior to a speed of the vehicle reaching approximately zero to reduce time between the speed of the vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140046578 - Supporting a driver of a motor vehicle in utilizing an automatic start-stop system: A method and a device for supporting a driver of a motor vehicle in utilizing an automatic engine start-stop system of the vehicle is provided. A method includes predetermining or determining a first limit value tG1 that indicates a time, which, after an engine has been stopped through the start-stop... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140046580 - Electronic apparatus and method of receiving information, and recording medium for recording program executing method of receiving information: The present invention relates to an electronic apparatus and method for receiving various pieces of information, after setting various search conditions, based on the set search conditions. According to the present invention, the electronic apparatus comprises: a communication unit; and in the case that a particular event occurs, a control... Agent: Thinkwaresystes Corp
20140046581 - Drive assistance device: A stopping vehicle estimating unit estimates one of a number of stopping vehicles and a length of a stopping vehicle line of different vehicles that are stopping at a traffic light along an estimated driving route ahead of the own vehicle closer to the traffic light than the own vehicle,... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140046583 - Method for determining the length of a path traveled by a vehicle: Methods are provided for determining the length of a path traveled by a vehicle using an onboard unit that generates a sequence of position readings and a related position quality index for each position reading. A set of consecutive position readings is extracted from the sequence. Position readings are discarded... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag
20140046582 - Method for updating a digital road map: Methods are provided for updating a digital road map in which road segments having segment lengths are stored. At least two vehicles are equipped with at least one respective onboard unit generating position readings. If a first set of position readings of a first onboard unit can be associated with... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag
20140046584 - Non-uniform weighting factor as route algorithm input: The present invention provides a method of determining a route between two locations in a navigation device by calculating the cost of paths between the two locations using a cost function. The cost function applies different weighting factors for the same type of attribute to line segments when the line... Agent:
20140046586 - Deduced reckoning navigation without a constraint relationship between orientation of a sensor platform and a direction of travel of an object: Systems, methods, and apparatus for performing deduced reckoning navigation without a constraint relationship between orientation of a sensor platform and a direction of travel of an object are described herein. A sensor fusion component can be configured to receive data from sensors of a sensor platform coupled to a pedestrian;... Agent: Invensense Inc.
20140046585 - Real-time computation of vehicle service routes: A route scheduling system for a vehicle or fleet of vehicles can recalculate a scheduled route based on input received after the formulation and/or dispatch of the initial route. The additional inputs can be used for recalculation and changes in route selection, which may include a variety of inputs, such... Agent: Telogis, Inc.
20140046587 - Techniques for positioning a vehicle: A system for determining a location of a vehicle in an environment provided with at least two landmarks whose location is known. The system includes at least one scanning distance sensor installed in the vehicle and configured to measure distance and direction from the vehicle to the at least two... Agent: Konecranes PLC
20140046588 - Wearable electronic apparatus, data analyzer, and travel record control method: An electronic apparatus refers to location measurement information measured in the past at each time when the latest location measurement information is output from a location measurement module with a predetermined measurement period, if measurement accuracy is good and it is regarded that a direction change has been made, determines... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20140046589 - Measuring system for determining 3d coordinates of an object surface: A measuring system for determining 3D coordinates of measurement points on an object surface which has a scanning apparatus for measuring the measurement points on the object surface and for determining inner measurement point coordinates in an inner scanning coordinate system. Furthermore, a referencing arrangement for producing referencing information for... Agent: Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh
20140046590 - Method, system, and device for to-do-list based navigation: A method, system, and device for to-do-list based navigation includes identifying a selection of tasks to be completed from the to-do-list. The selected tasks may be prioritized or ordered based on navigation data and context data associated with each of the selected tasks to develop a trip plan for completing... Agent:
20140046593 - Efficient k-nearest neighbor search in time-dependent spatial networks: The class of k Nearest Neighbor (k NN) queries in spatial networks has been studied in the literature. Existing approaches for k NN search in spatial networks assume that the weight of each edge in the spatial network is constant. However, real-world edge-weights are time-dependent and vary significantly in short... Agent: University Of Southern California
20140046591 - Method and apparatus for providing group route recommendations: An approach is provided for providing alternative route recommendations for a group of nearby users in a privacy preserving manner. A recommendation platform determines at least one group of one or more users within proximity of at least one location-based service, at least one location-based event, or a combination thereof.... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20140046592 - Method for operating a hybrid drive: A method operates a hybrid drive operable selectively in a first operating mode powered by only an internal combustion engine or in a second operating mode powered by only an electric motor. Prior to starting a trip, for which a route that leads from a start to a destination is... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20140046594 - Mobile-body navigation device and mobile-body navigation system: A mobile-body navigation device includes a route search unit 12 for searching for a route to a destination; a communication device 7 and communication interface unit 9 constituting a receiving unit for receiving information about a deviation-prone connection route on a route identified in accordance with probe information; a deviation-prone... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140046595 - Route planning device: A route planning device plans plural routes from a current location to a destination, calculates an amount of electricity consumed by a motor during driving to the destination along each planned route in each of plural drive modes, calculates an amount of electricity consumed by electric equipment during driving to... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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