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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

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04/10/2014 > 73 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20140100712 - Display system of excavating machine and excavating machine: An display system of an excavating machine includes: a vehicle condition detector detecting information related to a current position and a posture of the excavating machine having a work equipment including a bucket; a memory unit storing position information of a target surface indicating a target shape of an object... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140100713 - Gnss/imu positioning, communication, and computation platforms for automotive safety applications: A GNSS/IMU safety sensor platform is disclosed consisting of data fusion Processors, GNSS Acquisition and Tracking Processors, MEMS IMU sensors, one or multiple accelerometers able to provide orientation information, optional V2V communication modules, and optional V2I communication modules. The data fusion processors provide interface ports to GNSS/IMU processors, odometers, video... Agent:

20140100710 - Method and system for determining a primary direction of force resulting from a vehicle collision: A vehicle comprises an acceleration sensing module and a crash direction-computing module. The acceleration-sensing module is configured for generating acceleration information resulting from a vehicle collision event. The acceleration information includes a first direction acceleration value and a second direction acceleration value. The crash direction-computing module is coupled to the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies

20140100711 - Vehicle battery pack cell voltage determination: Methods and systems are provided that determine a voltage of a cell of a battery pack of a vehicle. A sensor is configured to measure a preliminary value of the voltage of the cell while the battery pack is being balanced. A processor is coupled to the sensor, and is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140100716 - Air-condition remote control system for vehicle, server, mobile terminal, and vehicle: An estimated temperature range is calculated by adding a plus-side temperature width to the temperature detected by a temperature sensor within the cabin of a vehicle and subtracting a minus-side temperature width therefrom, and is displayed on the display of a mobile terminal as a temperature state of the cabin.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140100715 - Filling an order at an inventory pier: A system includes a inventory pier and a mobile drive unit. The inventory pier includes a first side and a second side. The first side includes defined areas at which inventory holders are designated to be stationed. The inventory pier is operable to receive inventory items from at least one... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

20140100717 - Guided vehicle system and guided vehicle control method: In a guided vehicle system, articles are transported between load ports by a plurality of guided vehicles traveling with articles carried thereon along a predetermined traveling route. A guided vehicle system controller communicates with a superordinate controller and guided vehicles, and creates traveling schedules representing positions and times at which... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd

20140100714 - Vehicular squeak and rattle detection: A method for detecting buzz, squeak, or rattle of interior components in a vehicle. A sine sweep signal is output through speakers of an audio system mounted in the vehicle capable of causing buzz, squeak, and rattle by defective installed parts in the vehicle. Audible sounds within the vehicle are... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140100719 - Electromechanical braking system architecture: The invention relates to a braking system architecture for an aircraft having wheels 1 braked by means of respective brakes 2, each brake having a plurality of electromechanical actuators 3a, 3b, the braking system having controllers 8a, 8b for distributing electric power Ps to the actuators 3a, 3b in response... Agent: Messier-bugatti-dowty

20140100718 - Flight control system using simplex computers and aircraft comprising same: A system for computing flight commands, which comprises simplex computers coupled to form virtual command/monitor pairs. These virtual pairs send the commands computed to actuators whose controller implements an election of the pair whose command will be taken into account by the actuator.... Agent:

20140100720 - Airplane position assurance monitor: An onboard monitor that ensures the accuracy of data representing the calculated position of an airplane during final approach to a runway. This airplane position assurance monitor is a software function that uses dissimilar sources of airplane position and runway data to ensure the accuracy of the respective data from... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140100721 - Aircraft vision system with relief lines and associated method: The vision system for an aircraft according to the invention comprises a display management system, on a display, capable of dynamically displaying synthetic information coming from a synthetic environment generating assembly on the display. The management assembly can control the display, on a first region of the display, of relief... Agent: Dassault Aviation

20140100722 - Method and device for displaying flight parameters on an aircraft: The display device comprises display means which highlight on a screen, preferably of PFD type, the information useful to the pilot relating to at least one flight parameter, especially while reducing the corresponding scale on said screen.... Agent:

20140100723 - Automated guided vehicle sidestep motion apparatus and method: A method and apparatus for controlling the path of movement of an automatic guided vehicle relative to a first guidepath laterally along first and second cross tracks to a second guidepath laterally offset from the first guidepath. The turn indicator is mounted relative to the first and second guide tracks.... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140100724 - Method & apparatus for a hybrid train control device: A method and an apparatus for an on-board train control device are provided, and are based on converting speed codes received from wayside cab-signaling devices into movement authority limits. The device determines the train location independent of the wayside train detection system, and generates and enforces stopping profiles based on... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.

20140100726 - Control strategy for an electric machine in a vehicle: A vehicle is provided including an electric machine and at least one controller. The controller, or controllers, are configured to, in response to a reset of the at least one controller while a speed of the vehicle is greater than a threshold value, provide a current command to the electric... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140100731 - Controller for hybrid vehicle: A cooling system circulates a coolant between an engine, an inverter and a radiator to cool the engine and the inverter. A driving mode of the vehicle can be changed between an EV-mode in which the vehicle is driven only by the motor and an HV-mode in which the vehicle... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140100729 - Hybrid electric vehicle and method of controlling driving of the same: Provided is a hybrid electric vehicle that includes a turbocharger and a method for controlling driving of the hybrid electric vehicle accordingly. In particular, an engine and a motor are configured to generate power respectively. An engine clutch may be positioned between the engine and the driving motor to engage... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140100725 - Hybrid-electric vehicle powertrain and control system: In at least one embodiment, a vehicle is provided including a variable voltage controller (VVC), an electric motor configured to provide an assistive torque to an engine, and a single controller configured to read a plurality of analog signals indicative of operating conditions of the vehicle. The controller may also... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140100730 - Method and system for controlling engine start of hybrid vehicle: Provided is a method and a system for controlling engine start of a hybrid vehicle based on acceleration demanded power of a driver. More specifically, a variance of an output signal of an accelerator pedal sensor (APS) senses manipulation of an accelerator pedal reflecting an acceleration demand of a driver.... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140100727 - Method and system for operating a hybrid powertrain: A method and a system for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, operation of a hybrid driveline is adjusted in response to driving conditions that may cause wheel slip or a stuck vehicle. The approach may reduce driveline wear and improve vehicle drivability.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140100733 - Method for damping mechanical vibrations in a vehicle: A method for damping mechanical vibrations is provided, in particular torsion vibrations, in a vehicle that has a drive train comprising a combustion engine and an electrical drive motor, wherein a signal describing the current vibration behavior of at least one vehicle component is subjected to a vibration analysis, and... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140100728 - Method of controlling catalyst light-off of a hybrid vehicle: A method of warming a catalyst of an exhaust gas treatment system of a hybrid vehicle includes transitioning a rotational speed of an engine to within a pre-defined speed range with an electric motor, and reducing an engine manifold pressure to within a pre-defined pressure range. The engine is fueled... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140100732 - System, architecture, and method for minimizing power consumption and increasing performance in electric vehicles: An electric vehicle accomplishes speed changes through the use of electronically controlled, multiple electric motor configurations that are coupled to an output drive shaft instead of a speed change transmission. A parallel-coupled motor configuration includes at least two motors that are each coupled to the output drive shaft through respective... Agent:

20140100734 - Convoy travel apparatus: A convoy travel apparatus in a self vehicle of a convoy organizes plural convoys of traveling vehicles in consideration of a non-convoy vehicle that desires to pass the plural convoys when the plural convoys are traveling in parallel on a multi-lane road. The apparatus determines whether the plural convoys are... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140100735 - Guided vehicle system and guided vehicle travel schedule generation method: A traveling schedule of a guided vehicle is generated for use in a guided vehicle system for transporting articles between load ports by a plurality of guided vehicles traveling with articles carried thereon along a predetermined traveling route. A traveling schedule is created separately for each guided vehicle, disregarding interferences... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd

20140100736 - Robot cleaner and control method thereof: A control method of a robot cleaner for traveling to clean includes checking information about a predetermined traveling pattern; determining a traveling trajectory based on a traveling speed; generating a traveling pattern based on the determined traveling trajectory and the information about the predetermined traveling pattern, wherein the traveling pattern... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140100737 - System for diagnosing faults of a component in a vehicle: A system for the diagnosis of a component of a motor vehicle includes a sever configured to provide at least one test sequence for diagnosing the component and at least one execution parameter allocated to the test sequence. The system also includes a diagnostic device configured to receive at least... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140100738 - Enhanced vehicle onboard diagnostic system and method: The invention includes methods and devices for an improved onboard vehicle diagnostic system. The methods and devices provide for more detailed information and presentation of diagnostic and vehicle performance data for a user. In one example, real time diagnostic and trip system performance data is gathered and displayed relative to... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140100739 - System and method for controlling oil pump: Disclosed are an oil pump control system and method, the oil pump control method including setting an initial target oil pressure of the oil pump based on a rotation speed of an engine or an oil temperature, determining a pressure compensation value by considering the target torque or target fuel... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140100740 - Vehicle user interface systems and methods: A control system for mounting in a vehicle and for providing information to a portable electronic device for processing by the portable electronic device is shown and described. The control system includes a first interface for communicating with the portable electronic device and a memory device. The control system also... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20140100741 - Yaw rate signal offset calculation: A method of calculating the offset of a yaw rate signal may be based at least in part on signals representing pinion angle, wheel speed, and yaw rate. These signals may be determined, and threshold comparisons may be performed, and determination of the yaw rate signal may be based at... Agent: Thyssenkrupp Presta Ag

20140100742 - Method for controlling restraint devices of a motor vehicle: A method for controlling restraint devices of a motor vehicle includes measuring a movement variable of the motor vehicle, triggering a first restraint device on the basis of a first predefined threshold value for the measured movement variable being exceeded, triggering a second restraint device on the basis of a... Agent:

20140100744 - Display system of excavating machine and excavating machine: A display system of an excavating machine including a work machine having a bucket with an excavation edge and an arm to which the bucket is swingably attached, and a body to which the work machine is attached, the system including: a vehicle condition detector detecting first information related to... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140100745 - Shovel, and method for controlling shovel: A shovel includes a lower traveling body; an upper rotating body provided on the lower traveling body; an electrical energy storage device provided on the upper rotating body; a converter connected to the electrical energy storage device; and a controller that controls the converter. The controller applies a current to... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140100743 - Travel speed control system for work vehicle: A travel speed control system for a work vehicle including a control device configured to control travel speed of a work vehicle operable in a first travel mode and in a second travel mode. The work vehicle is movable between a first travel direction and an opposed second travel direction... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140100746 - System and process for predicting energetically relevant driving situations without a road map: A process and system is provided for anticipatory energy management in vehicles, including providing a driver with anticipatory driving style information. The system includes a sensor interface that acquires vehicle sensor data, a position interface that acquires position data of the vehicle, a storage module that stores an event databank,... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140100747 - Shift-by-wire selector control system for a motor vehicle transmission: A method for operating a multi-stable shift-by wire selector control system of a motor vehicle transmission. The multi-stable shift-by wire selector control system includes a multi-stable selector which is operable by the driver of the vehicle to select a respective one of the operating modes of the transmission, an arrangement... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140100748 - System and method for controlling hydraulic pressure of damper clutch: A method for controlling hydraulic pressure of a damper clutch may include determining a hydraulic pressure control mode of the damper clutch in accordance with vehicle driving conditions and a state of the damper clutch, determining a hydraulic pressure control value according to the hydraulic pressure control mode, determining target... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140100749 - System for controlling torque converter temperature during torque converter stall conditions: A method and system are provided for controlling the operating temperature of a torque converter during torque converter stall conditions. The torque converter has a pump rotatably driven by an internal combustion engine and a rotatable turbine fluidly coupled to the pump. The system first determines whether the torque converter... Agent: Allison Transmission, Inc.

20140100750 - 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 to connect the prime mover means to the first and second groups of one or more wheels such that the first group of one or more wheels may be... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140100751 - Braking system for hybrid vehicle and control method for the same: A braking system for hybrid vehicle may include a brake pedal, a pedal stroke sensor detecting stroke of the brake pedal and outputting corresponding signal, a brake control unit receiving the signal of the pedal stroke sensor, a driving wheel caliper braking a driving wheel according to control of the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140100753 - Data communication system and method for communicating data in a vehicle: A data communication system for a vehicle includes an interface gateway device that is configured to be communicatively coupled with a data acquisition module and a client module. The interface gateway device is further configured to receive a value of a data parameter related to operation of the vehicle from... Agent: General Electric Company

20140100752 - Vehicle brake hydraulic pressure control apparatus: A vehicle brake hydraulic pressure control apparatus includes an acquiring section, first and second control quantity calculators, and a holding section. The acquiring section acquires engine restarting information. The first control quantity calculator calculates a first control quantity. The second control quantity calculator calculates a second control quantity larger than... Agent: Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.

20140100755 - Method to deal with slow initial brake response for adaptive cruise control: A method of controlling braking in an adaptive cruise control (ACC) of a vehicle. The method includes determining that braking is needed, including determining an amount of braking force needed, providing an indication to the brake system that braking is needed, filling the brake system with brake fluid at a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140100754 - Method to shut off adaptive cruise control when the uphill gradient is too steep: A method of controlling an adaptive cruise control (ACC) system of a vehicle. The method including determining a torque of an engine of the vehicle, determining a torque of a transmission of the vehicle, calculating an idle force of the vehicle, obtaining a maximum tolerable gradient, obtaining an actual gradient... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140100756 - Acc reaction to target object turn offs: An adaptive cruise control (ACC) system for a vehicle. The ACC includes a vehicle speed sensor, a user interface, a steering angle sensor, a forward facing sensor, and an engine control unit (ECU). The vehicle speed sensor is configured to detect a speed of the vehicle and output an indication... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140100757 - System and method for controlling labor in a model vehicle: A system and method is provided for using load data to control a feature in a model vehicle. In one embodiment of the present invention, a model vehicle includes a controller in communication with a remote control, a motor module, a smoke module, a sound module, and a memory device.... Agent: Lionel L.L.C.

20140100758 - Engine control system and method: Methods and systems are provided for purging condensate from a charge air cooler to an engine intake. During an engine deceleration event, airflow through a charge air cooler is temporarily increased to purge stored condensate to the engine intake. By delivering condensate while an engine is not fueled, misfire events... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140100759 - Fuel control system and fuel control method of a gasoline direct injection engine: A fuel control system and fuel control method of gasoline direct injection engine can improve noise vibration harshness (NVH) by preventing fuel from flowing backward into a low pressure pump by determining whether the ignition of the engine is turned off and maintaining the operation of an inlet valve of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140100760 - Approach for controlling exhaust gas recirculation: Various embodiments related to controlling EGR in an engine are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first EGR amount is supplied to a cylinder at a first temperature and a first engine speed and load. Further, at the first engine speed and load, as engine temperature increases from the first temperature... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140100761 - Method for operating a fuel injection system: A fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine in which pressurized fuel is made available in a pressure accumulator and a fuel pressure prevailing in the pressure accumulator is ascertained with the aid of a pressure sensor and in which the fuel enters a combustion chamber of the internal... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140100762 - Method and system for knock control: Methods and systems are provided for improving engine knock control by accounting for a drop in charge cooling efficiency of a knock control fluid at higher temperatures. In response to the prediction of an elevated temperature of a knock control fluid at a time of release from a direct injector,... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140100763 - Engine automatic stop and restart apparatus and method of automatically stopping and restarting engine: The engine automatic stop and restart apparatus includes: a crank-angle sensor for detecting a crank angle of a crankshaft of an engine; a starter for cranking the crankshaft to restart the engine; a fuel injection device for injecting a fuel into the engine; an ignition device for igniting the injected... Agent:

20140100764 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: A method is described for operating an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine including an angle of rotation sensor. In normal operation, a function is activated at a first angle of rotation. In stop operation, internal combustion engine is temporarily brought to a standstill. The function is activated in... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140100765 - Approach for controlling operation of oil injectors: Various embodiments of systems and methods related to controlling oil injection for piston cooling in an engine are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes during an engine cold start event, enabling oil injection onto a piston of an engine, disabling oil injection after the engine cold start event, and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140100766 - Traffic data prediction device, traffic data prediction method and computer program: A traffic data prediction device includes an original link traffic data storage unit (103) for storing traffic data per original link as a predetermined road link, an extended link generation unit (104) for generating an extended link from the original links, and an extended link traffic data prediction unit (108)... Agent: Denso It Laboratory, Inc.

20140100767 - System and method for reviewing travel trips: A mobile communication device includes a global positioning system (GPS) capability, a digital processor, digital memory, a display screen, and a software (SW) application executing by the processor, the SW providing determining and recording a start of a trip, tracking location of the vehicle after trip start, interpreting data and... Agent: Automatic Labs, Inc.

20140100768 - Methods for robotic self-righting: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods of autonomously self-righting a maneuverable robot. In one embodiment, an autonomous method for self-righting a maneuverable robot to affect recovery from an overturned state to its nominal upright configuration may include: defining a convex hull and center of mass of each... Agent: U.s. Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20140100770 - Automotive vehicle having surrounding object pattern generator: A vehicle includes a controller and a display. At least four sensors are coupled to the controller to detect a distant and a direction of other vehicle around the user vehicle, a surrounding object pattern generator is coupled to the controller to generate a surrounding object pattern based on the... Agent:

20140100769 - Replenishing a retail facility: A system includes storage shelves and display shelves at a retail facility. The system also includes a management module operable to determine to replenish a display shelf with an inventory item stored by a storage shelf. The management module is also operable to coordinate movement of mobile drive units to... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

20140100771 - Method and apparatus for synchronized navigation by mobile agents: The present invention discloses methods, systems and devices for synchronized navigation of an environment by a plurality of mobile agents wherein aspects of the navigation of one or more of the agents are used to moderate aspects of the navigation of one or more other agents. In one embodiment, two... Agent:

20140100772 - Navigation system: A navigation system includes: a storage unit having stored therein roadmap data, first statistical traffic information data pertaining to a first area which are created based upon a first standard related to a time applicable to the first area, and second statistical traffic information data pertaining to a second area... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.

20140100773 - Method of assistance for the visually impaired: A method of providing assistance for the blind or otherwise visually impaired is provided. A user utilizes a mobile device to communicate with a remote operator in the event that the user is in need of assistance in orienting themselves with their surroundings or locating and viewing objects. The mobile... Agent: Practical Intellect, LLC

20140100774 - Navigation system configured to integrate motion sensing device inputs: A navigation system can comprise a microprocessor, a memory, a navigational signal receiver configured to receive a radio signal from at least one external system, a motion sensing device, and a navigation program executable by the microprocessor. The navigational signal receiver can be communicatively coupled to the microprocessor via a... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc. Doing Business As Honeywell Scanning & Mobility

20140100775 - Underwater navigation system: An underwater navigation system for indicating a return direction from an underwater return position to a starting position includes a processor and a power source, a three-dimensional compass, a timer, a water speed sensor and a display interfacing with the processor. The processor is adapted to determine a direction of... Agent:

20140100776 - Method for determining the position of moving objects: Method for determining the position of moving objects, wherein the object has a sensor or an apparatus for determining odometry data, having the steps of: transmitting the odometry data to a calculation device, estimating the location and position of the object with the aid of the calculation device, creating a... Agent: Deutsches Zentrum Fur Luft-und Raumfahrt E.v.

20140100777 - Vehicle dispatching method and system: A method for dispatching a plurality of vehicles operating in a work area among a plurality of destination locations and a plurality of source locations includes implementing linear programming that takes in an optimization function and constraints to generate an optimum schedule for optimum production, utilizing a reinforcement learning algorithm... Agent: Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

20140100778 - Signal verification: A first position of a satellite is calculated at a first time in dependence on received orbit data corresponding to an orbit path of the satellite. An orbit path of the satellite is modeled from the first position at the first time to a second time to determine a second... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited

20140100780 - Intelligent route navigation: Embodiments relate to providing navigation instructions to a user for reaching a destination via a route planned on a map of a navigation system, said map comprising a plurality of road segments, at least a subset of said road segments comprising an assigned familiarity score. An aspect includes tracking a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140100779 - Methods for automated and semiautomated composition of visual sequences, flows, and flyovers based on content and context: A system with the ability to dynamically compose a sequence of visual views or flows allowing a single object or region, or multiple objects or regions, to be viewed from different perspectives and visual distances is described. The sequence of views can provide smooth flyovers over positions and details on... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140100781 - Positioning network availability and reliability based routing: A routing system can be configured to determine a route based on availability and reliability of location reference devices to determine a most reliable route between a source and a destination. Visibility information that is indicative of availability of at least a threshold number of location reference devices along the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140100782 - Guided maneuvering of a mining vehicle to a target destination: A navigation device and a method for navigation are disclosed. A display is provided and a processor is connected to the display. The processor is configured to communicate with a database. The database stores information describing a plurality of objects in a mining environment. The processor is configured to identify... Agent: Modular Mining Systems, Inc.

  
04/03/2014 > 87 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20140094990 - Automated systems, devices, and methods for transporting and supporting patients: Systems, devices, and methods are described for moving a patient to and from various locations, care units, etc., within a care facility. For example a transport and support vehicle includes a body structure including a plurality of rotatable members operable to frictionally interface the vehicle to a travel path and... Agent: Elwha LLC

20140094988 - De-noising scheduled transportation data: Embodiments of the disclosure include a method for de-noising data in a scheduled transportation system, the method includes receiving a plurality of digital traces that correspond to a piece of equipment in the scheduled transportation system. The method also includes identifying a plurality of journeys from the plurality of digital... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140094991 - De-noising scheduled transportation data: Embodiments of the disclosure include a method for de-noising data in a scheduled transportation system, the method includes receiving a plurality of digital traces that correspond to a piece of equipment in the scheduled transportation system. The method also includes identifying a plurality of journeys from the plurality of digital... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140094996 - Energy management system of a vehicle: An energy management system (EMS) controls the energy flows in a vehicle by adapting pricing rules. In the EMS the price (Pm, P2, PB1) of the energy is variable dependent of the momentary supply of energy in a global energy system, i.e. the vehicle. Each auxiliary system (GEN, B, C)... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20140094993 - Imaging systems with verification pixels: An imaging system may include a pixel array having a plurality of image pixels and a plurality of test pixels. The test pixels may each include a photodiode configured to receive a test voltage. For example, the photodiodes of test pixels may be coupled to a bias voltage supply line... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation

20140094989 - Mechanism for facilitating real-time context-aware messages for vehicle-based and other computing devices: A mechanism is described for facilitating real-time context-aware messages at computing devices according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes evaluating real-time context-aware data relating to a vehicle, recommending a real-time message based the evaluation of the context-aware data. The recommended message may include one or... Agent:

20140094995 - System, method and odometer monitor for detecting connectivity status of mobile data terminal to vehicle: An odometer monitor for monitoring the connectivity status of a mobile data terminal to a vehicle is a module defined in a data processor of the mobile data terminal. The monitor is operable to detect successive timed poll events originating in the mobile data terminal and listen for arrival of... Agent: Webtech Wireless Inc.

20140094987 - Tiered level of access to a set of vehicles: An access control system allows a plurality of users various tiered levels of access to a set of vehicles, records driving information and the purposes that the vehicles are driven, and provides reports to a select subsets of users.... Agent: Intel Corporation

20140094992 - Triggering a specialized data collection mode: A system for triggering a specialized data collection mode of a vehicle event recorder comprises an input interface, a processor, and an output interface. The input interface is configured to receive a trigger indication from an external trigger source. The processor is configured to determine whether the trigger indication comprises... Agent:

20140094994 - Vehicle accessory engagement tracking: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for estimating environmental conditions. An example method can comprise determining location information associated with a vehicle and determining status information indicative of time periods when one or more vehicle accessories are engaged. An example method can also comprise providing the location information and the... Agent:

20140094997 - Automated systems, devices, and methods for transporting and supporting patients including multi-floor operation: Systems, devices, and methods are described for moving a patient to and from various locations, care units, etc., within a care facility. For example a transport and support vehicle includes a body structure including a plurality of rotatable members operable to frictionally interface the vehicle to a travel path and... Agent: Elwha LLC

20140094998 - Control system and method for remotely isolating powered units in a vehicle system: A control system includes an energy management system and an isolation control system. The energy management system generates a trip plan that designates operational settings of a vehicle system having powered units that generate tractive effort to propel the vehicle system. The energy management system determines a tractive effort capability... Agent: General Electric Company

20140095000 - Method and system for providing a user interface in a vehicle: A method and system for providing a user interface in a vehicle, wherein a wireless data link is formed between the vehicle and a mobile playback device which is releasably connected in the vehicle or is held freely by a user. Operating parameters relevant for the operation of the vehicle... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140094999 - Vehicle dispatching method and system: Vehicle dispatch system includes upper stage unit, lower stage unit and interface communication unit. The upper stage unit, configured to generate vehicle schedules, is communicatively connected to the interface communication unit. The lower stage unit, communicatively connected to the upper stage unit and the interface communication unit, has two storage... Agent: Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

20140095001 - Altitude and acceleration command altitude hold algorithm for rotorcraft with large center of gravity range: A flight control system includes an Acceleration and Attitude Command/Velocity Hold mode (AACVH) algorithm which blends attitude commands with acceleration commands This blending determines a trim attitude for a given rotorcraft flight condition.... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20140095002 - Electric hybrid drive for retrofitting to internal combustion automobiles: The subject invention is directed to a class of electric hybrid drives that can be retrofit easily to cars and trucks to reduce transportation costs. Certain embodiments include mechanisms for attachment to an existing powertrain, regenerative braking, on-the-road optimization of transportation costs depending on road and route conditions, or an... Agent:

20140095003 - Electric vehicle and method of battery set-point control: A method includes utilizing navigation data from a navigation system to segment a route to be travelled by a travelling vehicle into segments each having a road grade different than neighboring segments. The method further includes discharging a battery of the vehicle as the vehicle travels along an initial segment... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140095006 - Electrically driven dump truck: A vehicle control device 50, a controller 100, an inverter control device 30 and a steering control device 32 constitute a control device that executes control to give a yaw moment to a vehicle 1 so as to make the vehicle 1 travel while meandering around the center of trolley... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140095004 - System for managing torque in a vehicle driveline coupled to an internal combustion engine and an electric motor: A system is provided for managing torque in a vehicle driveline coupled to an internal combustion engine and to a hybrid motor/generator. An engine control circuit provides to a transmission control circuit an engine torque value corresponding to torque applied by the engine to the driveline. A hybrid control circuit... Agent: Allison Transmission, Inc.

20140095005 - Vehicle and control method of vehicle: A vehicle uses electric power from a mounted power storage device to drive a motor generator by a PCU to generate traction driving force. The vehicle can execute, as a function to discharge residual electric charge from a capacitor in PCU, MG discharging in which current is applied to the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140095009 - Autonomous movement system: A route decision system is provided to avoid an obstacle existing in a traceably moving direction for tracing a reference route from a current location of an autonomous movable body. The system computes traffic distance and a traffic width as a traffic region having a given traffic width and does... Agent:

20140095007 - Companion robot for personal interaction: A mobile robot guest for interacting with a human resident performs a room-traversing search procedure prior to interacting with the resident, and may verbally query whether the resident being sought is present. Upon finding the resident, the mobile robot may facilitate a teleconferencing session with a remote third party, or... Agent:

20140095008 - Lawn care robot: A robot lawnmower includes a body and a drive system carried by the body and configured to maneuver the robot across a lawn. The robot also includes a grass cutter and a swath edge detector, both carried by the body. The swath edge detector is configured to detect a swath... Agent: Irobot Corporation

20140095010 - Crop feeler system and method: In some embodiments, a crop feeler system automatically executes a navigational task based on a proximity of a vehicle to an obstacle. The crop feeler system includes a hub attached to the vehicle. Inside the hub are two oscillating circuits each having an oscillating frequency. A member is coupled to... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited

20140095011 - Automated systems, devices, and methods for transporting and supporting patients: Systems, devices, and methods are described for moving a patient to and from various locations, care units, etc., within a care facility. For example a transport and support vehicle includes a body structure including a plurality of rotatable members operable to frictionally interface the vehicle to a travel path and... Agent:

20140095013 - Method for operating a tire pressure-monitoring unit, and tire pressure-monitoring unit: A method for operating a tire pressure monitoring unit for monitoring pneumatic tires of a vehicle includes where a pressure measurement is taken at regular intervals using a pressure sensor and the pressure information is transmitted wirelessly at larger intervals by a transmitter. A control unit checks whether a pressure... Agent: Huf Hulsbeck & Furst Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140095012 - Systems and methods for providing a vehicle checklist: A system for providing a checklist to an operator of a vehicle includes, but is not limited to, a processor in communication with a display. Operation of at least one component of the vehicle is sensed and provided to the processor. The processor is configured to generate a checklist based... Agent: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

20140095014 - Obd based in-vehicle device providing content storage and access: One embodiment is directed to an electronic device comprising a connector configured to connect to an on-board diagnostic (OBD) connector of a vehicle, a wireless transceiver, one or more processing devices coupled to the connector and to the wireless transceiver, and storage media coupled to the one or more processing... Agent: Zubie, Inc.

20140095015 - Indicator of estimated spring life as well as gas spring assembly, system and method: An indicator of an estimated remaining life of an associated spring device can include at least one sensor and at least one processor. The at least one sensor can be operative to generate a signal having a relation to at least one of a usage condition and an environmental exposure... Agent: Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC

20140095016 - Vehicle data analysis apparatus, vehicle data analysis method, and defect diagnosis apparatus: A vehicle data analysis apparatus analyzes vehicle data that indicates chronological change of a vehicle state. The vehicle data analysis apparatus is provided with a computing unit and a recognition unit. The computing unit is configured to make obvious data fluctuation accompanying the development, in the vehicle data, of mechanical... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140095017 - Temperature sensor rationalization: A method of rationalizing a plurality of temperature sensors associated with a plurality of electrical systems of a vehicle includes: maintaining each of the respective electrical systems of the vehicle in a non-operational state for a predetermined period of time; receiving a temperature reading from each of the plurality of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140095018 - Methods and vehicle systems for selectively using energy obtained from a solar subsystem: The present disclosure relates to an automobile electrical system including a solar subsystem. Components collect and store solar energy in an advanced energy storage subsystem including a base portion and, in some embodiments, a solar-energy buffer. The components use the solar energy selectively to meet vehicle loads, including selectively using... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140095020 - Multimedia information and control system for automobiles: In a multimedia information and control system for use in an automobile, at least one interface is employed which enables a user to access information concerning the automobile and control vehicle functions in an efficient manner. The user may select one of a plurality of displayed options on a screen... Agent: American Calcar, Inc.

20140095021 - Park assist system: A park assist system for providing guidance to park a vehicle into a parking area is disclosed. The park assist system includes an imaging device, at least one indicator, and a control module. The imaging device acquires image data representative of a field of view (FOV). The indicator provides feedback... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140095019 - Vehicle: A vehicle includes: a wire that is mounted on a vehicle body to which an external force is applied according to a running state during running of the vehicle, and applies a tension to the vehicle body; an actuator to adjust the tension of the wire to change a rigidity... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140095022 - Active suspension system: An active suspension system for a sprung mass. The suspension system has an electromagnetic motor that produces force on the sprung mass and that is powered by power from a power source. The motor has an armature, and a stator with coils. Motor drive electronics include a power amplifier that... Agent:

20140095025 - Adjustable hysteresis circuit for control of air suspension: This disclosure, and the exemplary embodiments described herein, provides vehicle suspension systems and methods including a plurality of gas springs and an associated height control system. The height control system includes height sensors associated with the gas springs, a valve arrangement, a pressurized gas service and a control circuit which... Agent: Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC

20140095026 - Charging control unit and method of adjusting a distance for an inductive charging process: A method of setting an optimized distance for inductive charging between a coil system of an inductive charging station and a coil system of an electric vehicle includes determining, by the inductive charging station, the optimized distance and calculating position data based on the optimized distance determined. The method also... Agent:

20140095024 - Suspension control apparatus: A suspension control apparatus includes a damping force adjustable shock absorber disposed between a vehicle body and a wheel of a vehicle and capable of adjusting a damping force to be generated, a vertical movement detection device configured to detect a state regarding a vertical movement of a vehicle, and... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140095023 - Vehicle air suspension control system: A method of automatically adjusting the ride height of a vehicle each time the vehicle is in a particular location is provided, where the automatic ride height adjustment is based on location and ride height information previously gathered from a user.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20140095027 - Driving assistance apparatus and driving assistance method: A driving assistance apparatus includes: an advancement direction travel control unit that performs travel control in an advancement direction by applying at least one of a driving force and a braking force to a vehicle; an execution determination unit that determines whether or not the travel control in the advancement... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140095028 - Gear shift lever lock system and method: A gear shift lever lock system and an apparatus and method for operating the gear shift lever lock are provided. The gear shift lever lock includes a lock solenoid having a lock pin movable between a first position inhibiting movement of a gear shift lever from a park position and... Agent: Steering SolutionsIPHolding Corporation

20140095029 - Sunroof control interface: A sunroof control interface, as well as a method of using the interface, is provided. The interface may use a visual representation of the vehicle's exterior and/or a slide controller to help the user to quickly identify the desired sunroof position. Assuming a touch-screen interface, the user can simply tap... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20140095031 - Sunroof control interface utilizing position presets: A sunroof control interface, as well as a method of using the interface, is provided. The interface may use a visual representation of the vehicle's exterior and/or a slide controller to help the user to quickly identify the desired sunroof position. Preset sunroof positions are used with the control interface... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20140095030 - Sunroof control interface with slide control functionality: A sunroof control interface, as well as a method of using the interface, is provided. The interface may use a visual representation of the vehicle's exterior and/or a slide controller to help the user to quickly identify the desired sunroof position. Assuming a touch-screen interface, a tap-and-slide motion is used... Agent:

20140095032 - Real time scale communication between material handling devices: A system is provided for communication between material handling devices. The system includes a first material handling device with a first scale and a first controller adapted to receive information from the first scale, a second material handling device with a second scale, and a communication link between the first... Agent:

20140095033 - Twin clutch controlling apparatus: A twin clutch controlling apparatus includes an ATM control unit for controlling a shift actuator and a clutch actuator and a shift pedal P for carrying out shifting request to the ATM control unit. When a shifting request by the shift pedal P is issued, the ATM control unit drives... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140095034 - Twin clutch controlling apparatus: A twin clutch controlling apparatus includes a clutch actuator for controlling a twin clutch TCL, and a manual operation clutch capacity arithmetic operation section for converting an operation amount of a clutch lever L into an electric signal to arithmetically operate a manual operation clutch capacity arithmetic operation value (tqc1tmt)... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140095035 - System and method for avoiding engine underspeed and stall: System and method for controlling a transmission in response to transient torque events are disclosed. The method includes commanding a maximum transmission output torque; comparing the commanded output torque to a feedback torque to determine if they are equal; and incrementally increasing the transmission output torque until equal. A machine... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140095036 - Automatic shift control system for a powertrain and method: A machine powertrain having a transmission includes a control device responsive to selectively vary the transmission ratio in response to a shift signal. A lift sensor associated with a machine implement monitors an implement position and provides a lift signal. A ground speed sensor monitors the ground speed and provides... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140095037 - Engagement position storage device and brake system including the same: Provided is an engagement position storage device capable of detecting a clutch engagement position of a vehicle finely and a brake system including such a device. In an engagement position storage device 2b that stores an engagement position of a clutch to engage and disengage power of a vehicle, when... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140095038 - Method for operating a safety system for avoiding collisions and/or for reducing the severity of collisions in a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle: A method for operating a safety system for avoiding collisions and/or for reducing the severity of collisions in a motor vehicle that has a clutch pedal as an actuator for manually actuating a clutch. The safety system is designed to carry out at least one braking intervention when a collision... Agent: Audi Ag

20140095039 - Twin clutch controlling apparatus: A twin clutch controlling apparatus including a shift motor for carrying out a smooth changeover of a shift stage of a multi-speed transmission having a plurality of gear trains between a main shaft and a countershaft, a twin clutch configured from an odd number stage side clutch and an even... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140095040 - Twin clutch controlling apparatus: A twin clutch controlling apparatus wherein a clutch lever is operated during a deceleration operation in which an auto mode (Auto) is selected, then a shift down action from a gear position “N-2” at which a driving force can be transmitted only by one of an odd number stage side... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140095041 - Twin clutch controlling apparatus: A twin clutch controlling apparatus wherein an interposition of a manual operation into an automatic control clutch can be executed smoothly. The twin clutch controlling apparatus includes an AMT controlling unit for controlling a shift actuator and a clutch actuator, and a shift pedal P for carrying out a shifting... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140095042 - Disk brake apparatus: A disk brake apparatus includes a piston thrust mechanism disposed in a caliper and including a thrust member configured to thrust a piston by an electric motor, and a piston holding mechanism configured to hold the thrust piston. When the piston holding mechanism release the holding of the thrust piston,... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140095043 - Method for operating a self-propelled agricultural machine: A method for operating a self-propelled agricultural machine that has a traction drive, a service brake, a control and a man machine interface including an accelerator pedal and a brake pedal, where a user actuation of the brake pedal causes the service brake to be operated. The method includes monitoring... Agent: Claas Tractor S.a.s.

20140095044 - Vehicle control apparatus and brake control apparatus: A second ECU determines whether or not there is an abnormality in a hydraulic-pressure sensor in a first cycle based on a detection value of the hydraulic-pressure sensor, and outputs a signal indicating determination of occurrence of the abnormality to a first ECU via signal line when determining occurrence of... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140095045 - Vehicle control device: An electronic control unit performs a reduction control for reducing vehicle drive force when the accelerator and the brake are operated simultaneously. The electronic control unit also varies the amount of decrease in the vehicle drive force during the reduction control and conditions under which the reduction control is implemented... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140095046 - Vehicle brake device: A vehicle brake device comprises a hydraulic brake device, a regeneration brake device and a brake control device. The brake control device further includes a final value calculating device for calculating the target braking force FR at the time when an ABS control period ended and the cooperative control device... Agent: Advics Co., Ltd.

20140095047 - System and method for monitoring operation of vehicles: Systems, methods, devices, and computer programming products useful for the gathering and use of data relating to structural loading and other operational use of transit and other vehicles, and their systems. Systems according to the invention can, for example, comprise one or more data acquisition devices such as strain gauges,... Agent: New Flyer Industries Canada Ulc

20140095049 - Engine cooling system motor driven vacuum pump: Embodiments for monitoring fuel system degradation are provided. In one example, a method comprises driving a cooling fan with an electric motor in a vehicle, and during selected conditions, also driving a vacuum pump with the electric motor through a clutch. In this way, fuel system degradation may be indicated... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140095048 - Powertrain stall engine speed control: A control system for controlling speed of an engine of a work machine having a hydrostatic transmission is disclosed. The control system may include a power source and a hydrostatic transmission operatively coupled to the power source. The control system may also include a controller capable of receiving information from... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140095050 - Hybrid drive train, hybrid vehicle, and operating method: A method for operating a hybrid drive train involves operating an internal combustion engine using a low-NOx operating method in a range of low and average rotational speeds and/or loads, and operating the internal combustion engine using a spark ignition operating method in a range of higher rotational speeds and/or... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140095051 - Adaptive fuel manifold filling function for improved engine start: There is described a system and method for filling an engine fuel manifold. An adaptive filling function is used to determine a flow rate at which fuel is to be delivered to the fuel manifold. The filling function receives as an input a present measurement of the engine's speed and... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140095052 - End-position-monitoring of a gas injector: The invention relates to a method for checking whether an electromagnetically actuated gas injector (1) arranged in an internal combustion engine between a fuel source and a combustion chamber is in the closed end position thereof. According to said method, an electric test voltage is applied to the gas injector... Agent: Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og

20140095054 - Fuel supply system for internal combustion engine: At the time of shifting a fuel property value associated with a first imaginary passage cell as a fuel property value associated with a second imaginary passage cell located on the downstream side thereof, the fuel property value associated with the second imaginary passage cell is corrected in a controller... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140095053 - Inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio variation abnormality detection apparatus for multicylinder internal combustion engine: An inter-cylinder air-fuel ratio variation abnormality detection apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus determines imbalance of an air-fuel ratio among the cylinders based on a difference between index values correlated with crank angular velocities detected in a set of opposite cylinders belonging to different banks and having crank angles different from... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140095056 - Powertrain delta current estimation method: A vehicle includes an engine, electrical loads, and at least one controller. While the engine is on, the controller calculates the change in current demand of the electrical loads expected from turning the engine off. The decision to command the engine off is then based on the expected change in... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140095057 - Remote control device for vehicle: A remote control device for vehicle is capable of remotely controlling the start and stop of an engine mounted in a vehicle. The remote control device for vehicle includes a remote controller for transmitting a start request and a stop request of the engine, and an engine control unit for... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

20140095055 - Safety control system and method for hydrogen charging of fuel-cell vehicle: Disclosed is charging safety control system for a fuel-cell vehicle. In particular, a charging switch is provided in a fuel-cell vehicle to be manipulated in hydrogen charging as well as a vehicle speed detector for detecting a current vehicle speed. A controller within the vehicle is configured to receiving a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140095058 - Ad-hoc mobile ip network for intelligent transportation system: A method and system for intelligently managing a transportation network are provided. The method includes dynamically establishing an ad hoc data communications network that includes vehicle nodes provided by respective vehicles in a transportation network. Behavior of one or more of the vehicles can be controlled remotely in response to... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.

20140095059 - Method to determine traffic characteristics in road traffic: A method for determining road traffic characteristics utilizing movement data of vehicles which have communication devices trackable by radio positioning. The data includes time and place data regarding acceleration and braking maneuvers recorded by the communication devices. Chronological progression of acceleration and braking maneuvers is evaluated with respect to the... Agent: Skobbler Gmbh

20140095060 - System and method for calculating distance to empty of green vehicle: Disclosed is a system and method for computing distance to empty (DTE) based on available energy computed using a battery SOC vs open circuit voltage (OCV) table, battery temperature vs energy efficiency, an energy efficiency vs energy table, etc., to enable a more accurate calculation of the DTE in consideration... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140095061 - Safety distance monitoring of adjacent vehicles: A method and a system related to monitoring a safety distance of adjacent vehicles is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method of a first vehicle includes determining that a second vehicle is in motion in front of the first vehicle when the first vehicle is in motion and calculating... Agent:

20140095062 - Road maps from clusters of line segments of multiple sources: A method of generating a road map from clusters of line segments of multiple datapoint sources. The method includes defining line segments for the datapoint sources between consecutive samples from the sources, grouping the line segments into clusters according to a position criterion, applying curve fitting to the clusters to... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140095063 - Navigation system having point of interest recommendation mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: monitoring a purchase history; extrapolating a selection behavior associated with the purchase history; extrapolating a group behavior for a member designation associated with the selection behavior; generating a recommendation based on the group behavior; and generating a notification with the recommendation... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20140095064 - System and method for searching for points of interest along a route: A method and system for searching for points of interest along a route is disclosed. A relation that includes records that associate link identifiers, point of interest identifiers, and distances between the links and the points of interest is generated during the compilation process of a first version of a... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140095065 - Estimation of arrival times at transit stops: Embodiments of the disclosure include a method for providing a consolidated estimated time of arrival in a scheduled transportation system. The method includes receiving at least one of a scheduled time of arrival, a real-time estimated time of arrival and a predictive estimated time of arrival and assigning a weight... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140095066 - Estimation of arrival times at transit stops: Embodiments of the disclosure include a method for providing a consolidated estimated time of arrival in a scheduled transportation system. The method includes receiving at least one of a scheduled time of arrival, a real-time estimated time of arrival and a predictive estimated time of arrival and assigning a weight... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140095067 - Travel trace storage apparatus: A travel trace storage apparatus includes a location detection device, a positioning trace generation device, a movement distance detection device, a travel direction detection device, a dead reckoning trace generation device for generating a dead reckoning trace, in which each vector determined by a vehicle movement distance and a vehicle... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140095068 - Method and system for reducing traffic congestion: A point-based method, system and processor-readable medium for reducing traffic congestion. A license plate number associated with a vehicle can be captured utilizing an image capturing unit and/or a GPS (Global Positioning System) enabled mobile communication device to store/deduct points with respect to a user account on a point storage... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140095069 - Intelligent route planning: The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented methods and systems for intelligent route planning. An example method may include receiving, by a computation system comprising one or more processors, one or more tasks. The one or more tasks may be associated with one or more locations. The method may further include... Agent:

20140095070 - Navigation system having mileage mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system having mileage mechanism includes providing a subtotal mileage for a previous location reading along a route; calculating an incremental mileage at a current location reading from the previous location reading; and calculating a total mileage based on the subtotal mileage and the... Agent:

20140095071 - Route learning with networked assistance: Described herein are technologies related to technologies for learning a route being traveled by a mobile device based upon 1) detection of ambient identifiable wireless signal (IWS) sources while the device is traveling the route and 2) assistance from centralized or network resource. The network assistance may, for example, provide... Agent:

20140095072 - Method and system for using routine driving information in mobile interactive satellite services: A method and an apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention includes a controller to process a criterion for selecting a point-of-interest (POI). The criterion can be based on historical trip data. Data related to a POI, including a community-of-interest rating, for example, can be accessed through a satellite... Agent: Dish Network Corporation

20140095073 - Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for providing maps and directions: A device has a touch screen display configured to display a map application, which is configured to separately display a list of bookmarked locations, a list of recent queries, and a list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on an input icon associated with a search term... Agent:

  
03/27/2014 > 84 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20140088790 - Device and method to estimate the state of a moving vehicle: Device and method to estimate the state of a moving vehicle overflying a certain terrain. The device comprises a camera oriented toward the terrain, an inertial measurement unit, a device for the processing of images and a “navigation filter”. This filter uses an innovative method to obtain state estimates of... Agent: Cgs S.p.a. Compagna Generale Per Lo Spazio

20140088789 - Evaluation method for a shift feeling of a vehicle: An evaluation method for a shift feeling of a vehicle, through which the shift feeling during a kick down operation of a driver is deduced as objectively quantitative value, it may be applied to a proper shift control corresponding to an expectancy of a driver based on the quantitative value.... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140088791 - Solving traffic congestion using vehicle grouping: A method, system, and computer program product for solving a traffic congestion problem are provided in the illustrative embodiments. Using an application executing using a processor and a memory in a data processing system, a congested route section is selected from a set of congested route sections. A set of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140088792 - Vibration damping control device: In order to properly perform vibration damping control in a vehicle 1 in which vibration occurs due to driving characteristics, a vibration damping control device 10 performs sprung vibration damping control of suppressing sprung vibration generated in the vehicle 1, by control of the torque that is generated in wheels... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140088798 - Communications between a mobile device and vehicle based computer: Communications between a mobile phone and a vehicle based computer in a vehicle is disclosed. Contact information and a text message, received over a cellular network, may be provided by the mobile phone to the vehicle based computer. The text message may be subsequently displayed on a display in the... Agent: Seong Sang Investments LLC

20140088793 - Device, method, and system for portable configuration of vehicle controls: A device, method, and system for portable configuration of vehicle controls includes a mobile communication device configured to communicate with an in-vehicle computing system of a vehicle. The mobile communication device stores user vehicle configuration settings, which are selectively transmitted to the in-vehicle computing system to cause the in-vehicle computing... Agent:

20140088797 - Electronic path entering for autonomous or semi-autonomous trailer backing: A method of controlling a backing system for a vehicle and trader assembly comprises initiating a path input mode on an electronic input device associated with an electronic control unit in the vehicle An intended backing path is input into the electronic control unit by defining the intended backing path... Agent: Continental Automotive System, Inc.

20140088794 - Remote control system for in-vehicle device: A remote control system includes an in-vehicle controller that is installed in a vehicle and controls in-vehicle devices installed in the vehicle; a mobile communication device that remotely controls the in-vehicle devices via the in-vehicle controller; and a wireless communication device that is installed in the vehicle and intervenes and... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140088795 - Software application that allows a user to utilize a mobile device to control frozen precipitation treatment systems: A frozen precipitation treatment system may include a vehicle, a frozen precipitation treatment device, such as a snow plow or spreader, and an electronic mobile device that that controls the frozen precipitation treatment device.... Agent: Louis Berkman Company

20140088796 - Wireless inducememt system and auto driving apparatus for driving vehicle and method of driving the same: A wireless inducement system and an auto driving apparatus for driving a vehicle and a method of driving the same are provided. The wireless inducement system includes an implanted road positioning signaler, an auto driving apparatus, and smart roadside equipment. The implanted road positioning signaler is installed in a lane... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140088799 - Systems and methods providing a fuel-efficient rta implementation with uncertain winds: Methods for creating wind forecast uncertainty models applicable to a variety of routes through a given airspace, and for use with the flight management systems and control methods. An example wind forecast uncertainty model can be position-specific, data-driven and based on a Markov chain representing error values between historical wind... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20140088800 - Centripetal acceleration determination, centripetal acceleration based velocity tracking system and methods: The flight of an aircraft is characterized in terms of Earth-based reference system data for a first position and a second position of the aircraft that are separated by a time increment. A centripetal acceleration of the aircraft is determined based on the Earth-based reference system data for the positions... Agent: Merlin Technology, Inc.

20140088801 - System and method for testing train brakes: The present disclosure is directed to a method of monitoring the performance of a wheel brake for a wheel on a train car. The method may include detecting a first temperature of the wheel with the wheel brake deactivated. The method may also include activating the wheel brake and detecting... Agent: Progress Rail Services Corporation

20140088802 - Railway train control system having multipurpose display: A railway train control system having a multi-purpose display is disclosed. The railway train control system includes a human-machine interface having a first display and a second, display. The first display provides a train control interface that enables a first operator, such as an engineer, to control one or more... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.

20140088806 - Automatic gear shifting system for two-wheel electric vehicles: The automatic gear shifting system for two-wheel electric vehicles includes a detection unit for detecting the status of operation of the two-wheel electric vehicle, a processing unit connected with the detection unit for receiving, analyzing and filtering the detected signals so as to generate a speed-changing signal that is correspondent... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20140088812 - Control device: A control device for a vehicle drive configured with a power transfer path that includes a first engagement device, a rotary electric machine, and a second engagement device. These elements being arranged in this order from an input member coupled to an engine to an output member that is coupled... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140088813 - Control device: A control device for a vehicle drive configured with a power transfer path that includes a first engagement device, a rotary electric machine, and a second engagement device. These elements being arranged in this order from an input member coupled to an engine to an output member that is coupled... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140088809 - Detection of over-current in a battery pack: A controller identifies a condition of a hazardous internal short by comparing patterns of series element voltages to the last known balance condition of the series elements. If the loaded or resting voltage of one or more contiguous series elements uniformly drop from the previously known condition by an amount... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20140088807 - Drive control apparatus of hybrid vehicle: c

20140088805 - Engine start systems and technique for hybrid electric vehicles: An engine starting system and technique for transitioning from an electric drive mode to a hybrid drive made in a hybrid electric vehicle is disclosed. In an electric drive mode the torque demand of the hybrid electric vehicle is met by an electromechanical device. The starting technique includes slipping a... Agent:

20140088803 - Execution of half plane with limited charge capability near zero output torque growl mitigation strategy via fast actuators: A method to control a hybrid powertrain including an engine, an electric machine, and a transmission through a transition from an initial operating point to a target operating point includes monitoring a break point in a non-convex data set defined by an engine torque below which a growl condition cannot... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140088810 - Hybrid drive control device: A hybrid drive control device for a hybrid motor vehicle includes a control or regulation unit having a hybrid operating module that predictively controls or regulates at least a state of charge of an energy store as a function of at least one route parameter. The control or regulation unit... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140088808 - Motor control apparatus for hybrid vehicles: An apparatus controls a motor equipped in a hybrid vehicle. In this apparatus, a basic torque command value of the motor is calculated so as to reduce a deviation between a target rotation speed and an actual rotation speed of the motor. A torque correction value for the motor is... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140088804 - Systems and methods for transferring electrical energy between vehicles: Motor vehicles may need to exchange electrical energy. At least one vehicle may determine a target charge state. The vehicle may then identify another vehicle with which to exchange energy. The vehicles may negotiate a quantity to be transferred, transfer parameters for the exchange, and/or the like. The vehicles may... Agent: Elwha LLC

20140088811 - Vehicle and vehicle control method: An ECU executes a program including the steps of adding a prescribed value when a brake pedal has been pressed down, calculating an amount of change in pressing force of the brake pedal, performing first motoring processing when the brake pedal has been released, adding a prescribed value to a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140088814 - Driving control exchanging system and method for autonomous vehicle: Disclosed herein is a driving control exchanging method for an autonomous vehicle by which a driving control may be easily exchanged between a driver and an autonomous vehicle, acquisition of a driving control by a child or a person who cannot drive is prevented, and the relative laws can be... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140088815 - Driving assist system, driving assist device, and driving assist method: A driving assist system includes a vehicle, a mobile terminal of a user who drives the vehicle, and a driving assist device. The vehicle includes an output device outputting vehicle condition information. The driving assist device provides driving assist content to the mobile terminal. The driving assist device includes a... Agent: Yahoo Japan Corporation

20140088816 - Tire air pressure monitor device: Provided is a tire air pressure monitoring device capable of accurately determining the wheel position of a transmitter. The tire air pressure monitoring device comprises: a transmitter installed on each wheel for transmitting detected air pressure information via a wireless signal; a rotational position detection mechanism disposed on the vehicle... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140088817 - Method and safety concept for recognizing defects in a drive system of a motor vehicle: A method and associated safety system are provided for the recognition of defects in a drive system of a motor vehicle, having an electronically controllable brake control system and having at least one electronically controlled driving engine, an electronically controllable clutch and/or having an electronically controllable transmission. An electronic braking... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140088818 - Method and apparatus for identifying related fix information and parts number: A diagnostic tool and method are provided wherein a faulty part and its part number is determined based on a retrieved DTC for a specific vehicle. The part number may include the original manufacturer's number and a generic equivalent manufacturer's number (if available). The diagnostic tool can search a parts... Agent:

20140088819 - Inspection reporting including a 3d vehicle model: In one embodiment, a visual reporting system generates a 3-dimensional (3D) interactive vehicle inspection report comprising 3D model data and inspection data for a particular vehicle. The inspection data, such as recommended repair items, are associated with graphical vehicle sections in the 3D model. Further, additional inspection data, such as... Agent: Service Repair Solutions, Inc.

20140088820 - Location services in mining vehicle operations: A system of computers, wireless networks, and vehicle-based location sensors allows real time display of equipment location, utilization, and expected arrival times for mobile vehicles. Display of location by load status and expected arrival time allows monitoring of not just vehicle location but the impact on queue times at loading... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140088821 - Method and device for fault search of a vehicle: The invention pertains to a method for fault search of at least one unit (a-h) of a system (100) for providing a determined technical function. The invention also pertains to a computer program product arranged to cause a computer to implement the method. The method comprises the steps of providing... Agent: Bae Systems H&#xe4 Gglunds Aktiebolag

20140088823 - Battery system for vehicle, on-vehicle battery module, and cell controller: A battery system for vehicle comprises a battery unit that is constituted with a plurality of serially connected cell groups each include a plurality of serially connected battery cells, integrated circuits that are each disposed in correspondence to one of the cell groups of the battery unit and each measure... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd

20140088824 - Device for monitoring area around working machine: Upon displaying, on a monitor, camera images obtained by cameras mounted on a vehicle front section and vehicle rear section, the vehicle rear section with an operator's cab mounted thereon is displayed as a fixed character image while the vehicle front section is displayed as a movable character image bendable... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140088822 - Payload material density calculation and machine using same: A method of determining payload material density includes a step of determining a capacity volume of a work tool of a machine using an electronic controller of the machine. The work tool is loaded with an initial amount of loaded material matching the capacity volume, and an onboard payload mass... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140088827 - In-vehicle device controller: An in-vehicle device controller controlling an in-vehicle device for operating a high-voltage source installed in a vehicle includes a stopping unit stopping control or operation of the in-vehicle device to stop the operation of the high-voltage source when an open/close sensor detects opening of an openable member of the vehicle.... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140088825 - Methods and systems for controlling an actuator of a vehicle latch: Methods and systems are provided for unlatching a power latch system of a door. In one embodiment, a method includes determining a power mode to be at least one of a primary power mode, a backup power mode, and a series power mode; and selectively controlling power to the power... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140088826 - Power release hood latch method and system: Aspects of the disclosure provide for controlling a hood latch using an electrically actuated primary hood latch and an electrically actuated secondary hood latch. To open the hood of the vehicle, a person presses a hood release button. Before attempting to release either the primary hood latch or secondary hood... Agent:

20140088828 - Bicycle suspension: A control system for adjusting suspension settings of a bicycle, including a bicycle sensor configured to sense a coasting condition and a non-coasting condition and generate input signals indicative of the sensed condition, and a control unit in communication with the bicycle sensor and configured to generate output signals in... Agent: Sram, LLC

20140088829 - Vehicle height adjusting device: Technology is provided that enables vehicle speed to be grasped more accurately utilized for adjusting vehicle height. A vehicle height adjusting device includes: a relative position changing device capable of changing relative positions of a vehicle body frame and a rear wheel of a vehicle; a vehicle speed grasping section... Agent: Showa Corporation

20140088834 - Articulated vehicle with a controllable wheel route: An articulated vehicle with a controllable wheel route includes a first vehicle body, a first pair of wheels, which are individually suspended on both sides of the first vehicle body, and can travel on the ground, a second vehicle body hingedly connected to the first vehicle body, a second pair... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140088833 - Control device for four-wheel drive vehicle: When there is a curve in a forward driving path of a vehicle, a wheel clutch for a turning outer wheel of a rear shaft is engaged and a wheel clutch for a turning inner wheel of the rear shaft is disengaged during driving of the curve. When there is... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140088831 - Electrically driven power steering system: In an electrically driven power steering system having a blushless three phase motor, an abnormality of a control unit is detected on a basis of a direct current bus bar current of an inverter detected by a current sensor and an estimated primary current. The estimated primary current is calculated... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd.

20140088830 - Lane tracking apparatus and method using camera direction control: A lane tracking apparatus and method using camera direction control is provided. The lane tracking apparatus using camera direction control includes a lane recognition unit for obtaining lane information from an image captured and acquired by a camera. A road curvature calculation unit calculates a curvature of a road using... Agent:

20140088832 - Method for ascertaining a wheel circumference of a vehicle wheel attached to a vehicle, a parking assistance system, a motor vehicle, a computer program and a computer-readable medium: A method is provided for ascertaining a wheel circumference of a vehicle wheel attached to a vehicle with reference to the distance travelled by the vehicle and measuring signals of a wheel revolution sensor associated with a vehicle wheel. The method includes, but is not limited to positioning the vehicle... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140088835 - Electrical power assisted steering system: An electric power assisted steering assembly comprises a steering mechanism which operatively connects a steering wheel to the roadwheels of a vehicle, a torque sensing means adapted to produce a first output signal indicative of the torque carried by a portion of the steering mechanism, a means for producing a... Agent: Trw Limited

20140088836 - Method and control system for adjusting at least one side mirror of a motor vehicle: A method by which a setting, which corresponds to a type of parking space, of at least one side mirror of a motor vehicle is ensured during a parking operation, the method including at least the following: a. a control unit of the motor vehicle detects the type of parking... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140088838 - Method and system for preemptive load weight for mining excavating equipment: Provided is a method and a system for preemptively determining a load weight for mining excavation equipment. Specifically, provided is a method in which an excavation surface is scanned to generate an excavation surface profile, an excavation plan is selected for the excavation surface profile, the excavation plan for the... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.

20140088840 - Method for operating an agricultural working machine: A method for operating an agricultural working machine is configured with working assemblies and a control/regulating unit having a display unit and at least one interface for communication in order to control and/or regulate the working assemblies. In the method, an emotional state of an operator is recognized during an... Agent: Claas Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen Gmbh

20140088839 - Shovel and method for controlling shovel: A shovel includes a boom 4 or an arm 5 driven by a hydraulic oil discharged from a main pump 12. The shovel also includes a pressure sensor 17A which detects an operating condition of the boom 4, an arm angle sensor S1 which detects an arm angle β, a... Agent: Sumitomo (s.h.i.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140088837 - Vehicle with solicited carriage descent: A vehicle includes a vehicle frame, a vertical mast coupled to the vehicle frame, and a carriage movably mounted to the mast for ascending and descending along the mast. At least one hydraulic cylinder moves the carriage along the mast, a hydraulic pump pumps hydraulic fluid into the hydraulic cylinder,... Agent:

20140088841 - Method of controlling transmission of vehicle: A method of controlling a transmission of a vehicle with a DCT or AMT in which a reference center point of an actuator for gear shifting with respect to a shift direction can always be maintained at a correct position. Therefore, despite different kinds of electrical disturbances or mechanical vibration... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140088842 - System and method for controlling an automatic stop-start: A system and method are provided for controlling an automatic engine stop-start in conjunction with a transmission having one or more latching valves. The system and method is configured to determine whether conditions are met for an autostop, and if so, to latch or unlatch the latching valve(s) by changing... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140088843 - Method for adapting shifts in a motor vehicle transmission: A method provides for adapting shifts to be carried out in a transmission of a motor vehicle. The shifts are triggered by a transmission control unit and are is controlled and/or governed by the transmission control unit. An actual value corresponding to an acceleration of the motor vehicle is recorded... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

20140088844 - Method for determining a shift sequence of a change of transmission ratio of a gear mechanism device of a vehicle drive train: A method for determining a shift sequence of a change of transmission ratio of a transmission device of a vehicle drive train is described. The shift sequence is determined depending on an operating state of the vehicle drive train existing upon the actual transmission ratio inserted in the transmission device.... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

20140088846 - Bicycle shifting method: A bicycle shifting method suitable for controlling a gear ratio of a front chain ring and a rear chain ring of the bicycle is provided. The bicycle has a front electronic derailleur, a rear electronic derailleur, a controller, and a controlling switch, and the controller stores a gear-ratio table. The... Agent: Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140088845 - Shift control device for automatic transmission: An automatic transmission shift control device include a controller that is programmed to shift an automatic transmission by issuing a command for switching an interference shift element from an engaged state to a disengaged state, and by issuing a command for switching a friction shift element from a released state... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140088847 - Method and system for a vehicle: A method for running a vehicle (100) that includes a combustion engine (101) which can selectively be connected to a driveshaft (104, 105) to deliver driving force to the driveshaft (104, 105) for propulsion of the vehicle (100). When the vehicle (100) is in motion, determining whether the vehicle (100)... Agent:

20140088848 - Selective automated vehicle brake force release on an inclined surface: An system for controlling vehicle movement includes a brake assembly configured to selectively resist movement of the vehicle. A controller selectively controls a brake force applied by the brake assembly. The controller is configured to determine a drive torque condition when the vehicle is stationary on an inclined surface. The... Agent: Jaguar Cars Limited

20140088849 - Vehicle speed control apparatus, vehicle speed control system comprising the same and vehicle speed control method: Disclosed is a vehicle speed control apparatus including: a speed limit information recognition unit recognizing a location and a speed limit of a speed limit point located in front of a vehicle; a storage unit stored with deceleration characteristic values including at least one driving characteristic; a deceleration characteristic select... Agent:

20140088850 - Method for operating a longitudinally guiding driver assistance system of a motor vehicle and motor vehicle: A method for operating a longitudinally guiding driver assistance system of a motor vehicle, especially of an ACC system, which is designed to control the speed of a motor vehicle to a desired speed in a free travel mode and/or keeps a controlled distance to a vehicle in front as... Agent: Audi Ag

20140088852 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: Provided is a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine which can favorably achieve a good balance between the prevention of an excessive increase in the piston temperature and the prevention of deterioration of various performances of the internal combustion engine as a result of execution of abnormal combustion suppression... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140088851 - Control system for internal combustion engine: A control system for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of directly and properly calculating the most fuel-efficient torque according to operating conditions of the engine without setting or learning in advance operating lines indicative of the most fuel-efficient torques, thereby making it possible to reduce costs and enhance... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140088854 - Method for automatically stopping an internal combustion engine using an automatic stop-start system: A method for operating an engine automatic stop-start system used in a motor vehicle fitted with an internal combustion engine. The system allows: automatic stoppings of the engine when a set of conditions outside and inside the vehicle are satisfied; automatic startings of the engine following an automatic stopping when... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140088853 - Operating an automatic start-stop system: A method for operating an automatic stop/start system in a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine, a manually operated gearbox and a pedal-operated clutch, wherein the internal combustion engine is automatically stopped or restarted under predetermined conditions even with a gear engaged. The conditions under which the internal combustion... Agent:

20140088855 - Determining changes in a driving environment based on vehicle behavior: A method and apparatus are provided for determining whether a driving environment has changed relative to previously stored information about the driving environment. The apparatus may include an autonomous driving computer system configured to detect one or more vehicles in the driving environment, and determine corresponding trajectories for those detected... Agent: Google Inc.

20140088856 - Location metadata based on people visiting the locations: Methods and systems for a location metadata system are disclosed. A data storage subsystem stores collected data associated with locations and users. A network interface is coupled to the data storage subsystem. The network interface manages communication with devices of users to collect data associated with the locations and users.... Agent:

20140088857 - Video-graphic runway activity monitoring system: Disclosed is a system for detecting and displaying airplane and/or vehicular activity on an airport runway or its intersecting taxi ways and providing an indication of such activity to the crew of an on-ground aircraft operating upon or approaching the same active runway or taxiway. The system relies on a... Agent:

20140088858 - Assessment of driving behavior of a driver of a motor vehicle: Various embodiments relating to driving behavior of a driver of a motor vehicle are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method may include assessing driving behavior of the driver according to a comparison of a current value of a coasting characteristic relative to a reference value. The current value may be... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140088859 - Process and device to track containers being moved in a harbor terminal with the assistance of a tractor: A process to track at least one container (1a, 1b), which is loaded at the unloading area of harbor terminal (2) by container crane (5a) located there onto at least one trailer (8a, 8b) of vehicle (3), which is moved to placement position (6), and which is unloaded there by... Agent:

20140088860 - Method, apparatus and system for mapping a course of a mobile device: Techniques and mechanisms for providing information to represent a course traversed by a mobile device. In an embodiment, navigation logic of the mobile device determines context data other than any geodetic data that specifies a position of the mobile device. With such context data, the navigation logic determines a sequence... Agent: Intel Corporation

20140088861 - Historical tours: Systems and methods for generating a historical tour are disclosed. The historical tour may comprise historical images and information for selected geographic locations. In some aspects, the historical tour may sequentially move a view of a virtual map to each of the selected geographic locations along a path. At each... Agent: Google Inc.

20140088862 - Method and device for determining the position of a vehicle on a carriageway and motor vehicle having such a device: A method determines the position of a vehicle on a carriageway, in which method data of a satellite signal sensor, of a digital map, of a line detection sensor and of a vehicle movement dynamic sensor and/or of a surroundings sensor are combined in such a way that the position... Agent: Audi Ag

20140088863 - Locus correcting method, locus correcting apparatus, and mobile object equipment: Calculating a highly accurate locus is a goal. An administrative part (20) for correcting a traveling locus of a mobile object (V) is characterized by including an evaluation function generating unit (21) that sets a plurality of nodes on locus data of the mobile object (V) acquired by a wheel... Agent:

20140088865 - Apparatus and method for predicting arrival times in a transportation network: A scheduling system is provided for improving the routing performance of a plurality of objects moving through a transportation network. In one preferred application, a train scheduling system is improved by using an artificial neural network (ANN) to determine the trains' arrival times at various points in the network. Real-time... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.

20140088864 - Route estimation based upon encountered ambient wireless signal sources: Described herein are technologies related to estimating a route being traveled by a mobile device based upon detection of an array of ambient identifiable wireless signal (IWS) sources while the device is traveling. Route estimation also includes destination prediction. The ambient IWS sources are part of topography of such IWS... Agent:

20140088866 - Method and system to schedule repairs for vehicles: Systems and methods of the invention relate to identifying a repair facility for a vehicle and scheduling a repair for the vehicle while minimizing a downtime of the vehicle. Embodiments of the invention include receiving a route of a vehicle and a repair via a request for a repair. Based... Agent:

20140088867 - Travel orientation calculation apparatus, travel orientation calculation method, travel orientation calculation program, and navigation apparatus: A travel orientation calculation apparatus of the present disclosure includes a detecting unit that detects a vertical acceleration representing an acceleration in a vertical direction and a horizontal acceleration representing an orientation and a magnitude of an acceleration in a horizontal plane among accelerations generated along with walking of a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140088868 - Electronic device and method for vehicle navigation: An electronic device is connected to a cloud server. The cloud server stores an estimate time of a vehicle for passing each road during different periods. When a user selects a start position and a destination position, the electronic device calculates a shortest path from the start position to the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140088869 - Systems and methods for presenting comparative atheletic performance information: In at least one embodiment, a method for presenting route traversal information includes displaying a route map comprising a route path representing a route previously traversed by an athlete, receiving a plurality of parameter data points based on the athlete's previous traversal of the route, generating a visual cue based... Agent: Adidas Ag

20140088871 - Method for predicting a travel time for a traffic route: A system for predicting a travel time for a traffic route is disclosed. The traffic route comprises one or more road segments. A predicted travel time for each of those segments is calculated based, in part, on traffic speed data for each of the one or more road segments. A... Agent: Triangle Software LLC

20140088870 - Using multiple touch points on map to provide information: A device includes a touch sensitive surface for receiving touch input or gestures associated with two or more markers representing two or more locations defining a route on a map display. Based on the touch input or gesture, information associated with the route is provided to the user including, for... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140088872 - System and method for aligning a particular passenger with a unique vehicle: The present invention generally relates to passenger and vehicle paring. Specifically, this invention relates to a system and method for aligning a particular passenger with a unique vehicle through the use of one or more scanners and unique identifiers placed at specific entrances to a facility. The system further relates... Agent: Vcc Engineering LLC

  
03/20/2014 > 97 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories.

20140081477 - Flexible combination sensor module for a vehicle: A combination sensor module for a vehicle, having at least two sensor submodules which are situated in the combination sensor module and able to be connected to the electronics system of the vehicle, wherein the at least two sensor submodules are able to be operated independently of each other.... Agent:

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20140081478 - Solving traffic congestion using vehicle grouping: A method, system, and computer program product for solving a traffic congestion problem are provided in the illustrative embodiments. Using an application executing using a processor and a memory in a data processing system, a congested route section is selected from a set of congested route sections. A set of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140081479 - Forestry management system: A method and apparatus of managing a forest. A forestry management system comprises a forestry manager. The forestry manager is configured to receive information about a forest from a group of autonomous vehicles, analyze the information to generate a result about a state of the forest from the information, and... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140081481 - Vehicle air conditioning remote control system, server, and portable terminal: A portable terminal transmits to a server a request to start pre-air conditioning when the operations to begin pre-air conditioning are performed on the screen of the portable terminal. The server predicts whether an air conditioning device will begin cooling or heating on the basis of a set of vehicle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140081480 - Vehicle control system with parameter setting function: The present invention discloses a vehicle control system including a vehicle parameter storage device and a vehicle computer device. The vehicle storage device includes a memory module for storing vehicle parameter information, and a parameter transmission interface couple to the memory module for transmitting the vehicle parameter information. The vehicle... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20140081482 - Method and device for automatically managing the spacing of at least one following aircraft behind at least one target aircraft: The system (1) comprises means for determining the distance at the current time of the target aircraft (B) with respect to the merge waypoint (P0) along its path (TB), this distance being transmitted to calculation means in order to determine the speed control commands which are subsequently applied to the... Agent: Airbus Operations (sas)

20140081483 - Fleet operations quality management system and automatic multi-generational data caching and recovery: A fleet operations quality management system for use with one or more vehicles which includes a data recording unit and separate memory subsystem mounted on each vehicle, a remotely located data collection station to collect, store and pre-process data from multiple vehicles, a centralized data storage and retrieval system designed... Agent: Appareo Systems, LLC

20140081484 - Landing point indication system: According to one embodiment, a landing point indication system includes an image provider, a rotorcraft position provider, a pilot image generation system, and a display device. The image provider is operable to provide a visual representation of an area underneath a rotorcraft. The rotorcraft position provider is operable to provide... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140081485 - Methods for displaying aircraft procedure information: Methods are provided for presenting procedure information for an airport on a display device onboard an aircraft. A method comprises displaying a map on a display device and displaying a briefing panel overlying a portion the map. The briefing panel includes a plurality of segments, wherein each segment is associated... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140081486 - Rollback protection system and method: A method for preventing rollback of a rail vehicle from a stopped condition, includes receiving a first signal indicative of the rail vehicle's location, and, in response to the first signal, selecting from a lookup table one of a first plurality of pre-determined values of a braking parameter and selecting... Agent:

20140081487 - System and method for addressing a pneumatic emergency in a helper locomotive: Methods and systems for control and use in connection with an electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP)-equipped train after transmission of a brake pipe emergency dump command message by a helper locomotive associated with the train. These methods and systems are implemented in an effort to improve braking safety and reduce brake... Agent: Wabtec Holding Corp.

20140081488 - Method for operating railbound vehicles: A method for operating railbound vehicles includes transmitting driving information, between a first railbound vehicle and a second railbound vehicle, relating to the future driving operation of at least one of the two railbound vehicles, and coordinating the future driving operation of the two railbound vehicles on the basis of... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140081489 - Automatic control of a marine vessel during sport fishing mode: The disclosure relates to a marine vessel having a control system for automatically steering the marine vessel for the purpose of aiding an angler who has hooked a fish. The control system includes a GPS unit for determining the orientation of the marine vessel, a sonar unit for determining the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140081491 - Acceleration profile-based control of an offgoing clutch operation: A vehicle includes a torque generating device, a transmission, and a controller. The transmission has one or more clutches. The controller executes a method, which includes measuring an amount of slip across an identified offgoing clutches and determining whether the offgoing clutches have slipped prior to a modeled clutch torque... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140081499 - Drive control device of hybrid vehicle: Objects of the present invention is to improve the control accuracy of the SOC of the battery in consideration of the electric power losses of a plurality of motor generators and, in accordance therewith, to secure the protection performance of the battery and to increase the energy recovery efficiency according... Agent:

20140081500 - Drive control device of hybrid vehicle: Objects of the present invention is to improve the control accuracy of the charge state of a battery in consideration of the electric power losses of a plurality of motor generators and, in accordance therewith, to secure the protection performance of the battery, and to increase the energy recovery efficiency... Agent:

20140081494 - Electric bicycle and control method thereof: Disclosed herein are an electric bicycle and a control method thereof. The control method of the electric bicycle in which a motor is rotated using electric energy stored in a battery to drive the electric bicycle, includes receiving an acceleration instruction value to accelerate the electric bicycle, input by a... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140081496 - Electric bicycle and control method thereof: An electric bicycle and a control method thereof are disclosed. The disclosed control method, which drives the electric bicycle by rotating a motor using electrical energy accumulated in a battery, includes receiving an acceleration command value input by a user to accelerate the electric bicycle upon starting the electric bicycle... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140081495 - Electric bicycle driving apparatus: An electric-bicycle driving apparatus includes a speed change mode operator to output a low-speed mode signal or a high-speed mode signal, a controller to receive the low-speed mode signal or high-speed mode signal outputted from the speed change mode operator and to output a first control signal corresponding to the... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140081502 - Engine starting system and engine starting method: A starting system of an engine mounted in a vehicle capable of running using torque output from an electric motor includes a estimation portion that estimates engine speed and output torque of the engine when the engine is driven to realize the power requested by the driver, a comparing portion... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140081501 - Method and apparatus for operating a motor vehicle: A method is provided for operating a motor vehicle having at least one drive unit in the form of an internal combustion engine that is actuated by an accelerator pedal and a control unit that interacts with the accelerator pedal. Haptic feedback on the accelerator pedal indicates to a driver... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140081503 - Method of managing the energy consumed by a mobile system, in particular a motor vehicle, on-board device implementing such a method: the trajectories being recalculated at each sampled position by the optimization algorithm, the setpoints being constant over a given segment, a simulation predicting the energy environment of the mobile system at each sampled position as a function of the setpoints and the profile of the route, the optimization algorithm taking... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alaternatives

20140081493 - Modular instrumentation system for electric vehicle data acquisition, analysis and display, and component control: Described is a Modular Instrumentation System for Electric Vehicle Data Acquisition, Analysis and Display, and Component Control. The system acquires data from and controls (where applicable) the multitude of devices that reside onboard and offboard of the electrical vehicle. For vehicles that have been converted from internal combustion (gasoline or... Agent:

20140081498 - Self-learning regenerative braking control module, controller, and vehicle using the same: A self-learning regenerative braking control module is adapted for use with a vehicle, and includes a driving mode determining unit, an analyzing unit, and a regenerative braking determining unit. The driving mode determining unit determines a driving mode according to an accelerator signal, a brake signal, and a speed signal... Agent: Automotive Research & Testing Center

20140081497 - System and method for controlling fuel cell system: Disclosed is a system and method for controlling a fuel cell system. More specifically, a fuel cell demand current is calculated based on a driver demand current calculated from a driver demand torque. Then a target flow rate-1 of air to be supplied to a fuel cell stack is calculated... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140081492 - System and method for indicating delay in implementation of an energy-expending action in a powered vehicle system: A method for operation of a vehicle by a control system is provided. The method comprises indicating to a vehicle operator a delay in implementation of an energy-expending action in a powered vehicle system in response to receiving an implementation request from an input device based on vehicle energy usage... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081490 - System and method of converting a standard hybrid vehicle into a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (phev): A kit for converting a standard hybrid vehicle into a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) is described. The kit includes at least one battery configured to match the voltage of an original hybrid battery; connection hardware, wherein the connection hardware is configured to electrically connect the at least one battery to... Agent: Plug-in Conversions Corporation

20140081504 - Autonomous hull navigation: An autonomous hull robot navigation subsystem for guiding a hull robot on a hull of a vessel independent of external guidance devices includes a drive subsystem onboard the robot for driving and maneuvering the robot about the hull. A sensor subsystem onboard the robot senses an environmental characteristic. A navigation... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140081505 - Autonomous vehicle and method for coordinating the paths of multiple autonomous vehicles: A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code causes a processor at a first vehicle (e.g., a first autonomous vehicle) to generate a first planned path based on a current position of the first vehicle and a mission requirement assigned to the first vehicle. A first planned path associated with a second... Agent: Proxy Technologies Inc.

20140081506 - Advanced behavior engine: A method of commanding a remote vehicle includes executing a command on a controller of the remote vehicle based on a kinodynamic fixed depth motion planning algorithm to use incremental feedback from evaluators to select a best feasible action. The method also includes determining servo commands corresponding to the best... Agent: Irobot Corporation

20140081507 - Detecting road weather conditions: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to detecting road weather conditions. Vehicle sensors including a laser, precipitation sensors, and/or camera may be used to detect information such as the brightness of the road, variations in the brightness of the road, brightness of the world, current precipitation, as well as the... Agent: Google Inc.

20140081508 - Automotive control unit and automotive control system: An object of the present invention is to enhance the accuracy and the level of detail of an abnormality diagnosis by checking a transmitting-end application or controller for an abnormality by using abnormality diagnosis results concerning a plurality of communication messages. Disclosed is an automotive control unit having a plurality... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140081509 - Fail operational power system diagnostics: A method for operating a diagnostic system of a vehicle including a fail operational power system (FOPS) module and a fail operational system (FOS) module includes the FOS module requesting a microcontroller of the FOPS module to generate a diagnostic control signal. The FOS module receives the diagnostic information from... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140081510 - System for dynamic diagnosis of apparatus operating conditions: A diagnostic platform includes a processor, storage media and user interfaces, including a display screen, the processor being coupled to engine analyzer hardware and adapted to be coupled to a scanner for downloading data from vehicle on-board computers. The system stores libraries of information regarding vehicle identifications, drivability symptoms exhibited... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated

20140081512 - Air brake line airflow control device with wireless controller: A system for testing the air brake line of a train consist includes an airflow control device connected between the air brake line and a source of compressed air in a train yard. The system further includes a portable handheld device and an end-of-train pressure monitor that are able to... Agent: Fugiel Railroad Supply Corp.

20140081511 - User configurable scan tool: A diagnostic tool for a vehicle, includes a signal translator communicating with the vehicle in at least one protocol, an input device for inputting information, a processor controlling a software according to the input information from the input device and communication with the vehicle from the signal translator, the processor... Agent:

20140081513 - Sensor multiplexing in actuation systems comprising active-material actuators: A system, method, and computer storage configured for determining period-ending positions of multiple parts movable by select actuation of corresponding active materials. The operations include receiving, from a work-source sensor, work-source input indicating a distance moved by the work source and a direction of the movement, and determining, based on... Agent:

20140081515 - Automotive friction assist system with improved traction: An automotive friction assist system with improved traction enables a motor vehicle to stop quickly and start easily on low friction surfaces, such as those present during icy conditions. The system operates by introducing more static friction points between the leading contact edges of wheels of a motor vehicle. Additionally,... Agent:

20140081514 - Control systems and methods for customizing windshield wiper speed settings: A method of user-selecting a custom wiping rate using a windshield wiper control system is provided. The method includes activating a wiper motor connected to a windshield wiper by moving control stalk to a first switching position providing the windshield wiper with a first wiping rate. The control stalk is... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140081517 - Electronic device functionality modification based on safety parameters associated with an operating state of a vehicle: In an example, a method of modifying functionality of an electronic device associated with a vehicle may include assessing one or more safety parameters associated with an operating state of a vehicle. The method may further include modifying functionality of an electronic device associated with the vehicle based on the... Agent: Cloudcar, Inc.

20140081520 - In-vehicle power supply apparatus: An in-vehicle power supply apparatus that provides power supply from a secondary battery installed in a vehicle to at least one in-vehicle device, includes a voltage compensating unit that suppresses and compensates for a decrease in a power supply voltage supplied to the at least one in-vehicle device in a... Agent: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

20140081521 - Light-based touch controls on a steering wheel and dashboard: A system for use in a vehicle, including a steering element situated opposite a driver seat in a vehicle, the steering element including a plurality of proximity sensors encased in the periphery of the steering element operable to detect hand gestures along the outer periphery of the steering element, an... Agent:

20140081518 - System and method for controlling integrated network of a vehicle: The present invention relates to a system and method for controlling an integrated network of a vehicle, and more particularly, to a system and method, which separately identifies a malfunction of a plurality of communication networks applied to a vehicle and integrally controls power off and power on of the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140081519 - Systems and methods for scheduling driver interface tasks based on driver workload: A vehicle includes at least one processor that receives an in-coming communication for a driver, routes the in-coming communication to a mail system in response to a driver workload exceeding a predefined value, and after a predetermined period of time following routing the in-coming communication to the mail system, generates... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081516 - Systems and methods for vibration mitigation in a vehicle: Methods and apparatus are provided for mitigating vibration in a vehicle. The apparatus can include a first sensor that generates a first signal that indicates a first phase angle of a first wheel of the vehicle and a second sensor that generates a second signal that indicates a second phase... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140081522 - Automatic level control: A trailer vehicle function control system for a trailer. The system comprises an electronic control unit adapted to central the height of the trailer and communication means adapted to receive data concerning trailer height. In use, the communication means transmits data to the eieetronic control unit and the electronic control... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systems For Commercial Vehicles Limited

20140081523 - Vehicle with a controllable wheel route: A vehicle with a controllable wheel route includes a vehicle body, a first pair of wheels, which are individually suspended on both sides of the vehicle body to roll on the ground and can rotate around the vertical axis, a second pair of wheels, which are individually suspended on both... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140081524 - Electric power steering system: A target pinion angle computation unit computes a target pinion angle on the basis of a basic assist component and a steering torque, and computes the target pinion angle so as to rapidly increase a steering reaction force when it is determined based on the target pinion angle that a... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140081525 - Electronic power steering apparatus: When only one of sensor signals generated by the plural systems and output from a torque sensor is normal, a control variable restriction processing part performs an assist restricting process for setting an upper limit value and a lower limit value of a basic assist control variable in accordance with... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140081526 - Method and control unit for triggering at least one passenger protection means: A method for triggering at least one passenger protection means. The method includes a step of reading in a control signal which contains a command for carrying out an activation of the passenger protection means. Furthermore, method includes a step of releasing an activation of the passenger protection means as... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140081527 - Alternator and starter tester with increased load and cable identification: An alternator and starter tester system capable of generating a warranty claim code. The warranty claim code can contain information regarding a diagnostic test and the tested components. The alternator and starter tester system can also encode and transmit the warranty claim code to a supplier or a manufacturer to... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC

20140081528 - Method of controlling a vehicle drive train with a hydrodynamic retarder: The invention is characterised in that the speed of the vehicle and/or the rotational speed of the drive shaft is detected or calculated and the coupling is closed above a preset limit speed and/or above a preset limit rotation speed independent of the detection of a retarder switch-on signal to... Agent: Voith Patent Gmbh

20140081529 - Active door lock system: An active door lock system allows a user to confirm a state of a child in a vehicle before opening a door by partially opening a window of the door in the case of sensing unlock of door lock from an outer side of the door in the state in... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140081534 - Lifting device efficient load delivery, load monitoring, collision avoidance, and load hazard avoidance: A method of lifting device collision avoidance is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining a three dimensional position of a collision avoidance sensor unit coupled with a load line of a first lifting device, the determining performed by a first global navigation satellite system (i) receiver coupled with... Agent:

20140081535 - Lifting device efficient load delivery, load monitoring, collision avoidance, and load hazard avoidance: A method of lifting device load hazard avoidance is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises determining a three dimensional position of a load hazard avoidance sensor unit coupled with a load line of a lifting device, the determining performed by a first global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver coupled... Agent:

20140081536 - Lifting device efficient load delivery, load monitoring, collision avoidance, and load hazard avoidance: A hook block sensor assembly is disclosed. In one embodiment, the hook block sensor comprises a housing configured to removably couple about a lifting hook of a lifting device, a first global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver coupled with the housing and configured for determining a hook block sensor assembly... Agent:

20140081537 - Lifting device efficient load delivery, load monitoring, collision avoidance, and load hazard avoidance: A lifting device sensor unit comprises a housing, a first global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver, and a wireless transceiver. The housing is configured to removably couple about a load line of a lifting device. The first GNSS receiver is coupled with the housing and configured for determining a sensor... Agent:

20140081538 - Lifting device efficient load delivery, load monitoring, collision avoidance, and load hazard avoidance: A lifting device sensor unit comprising a housing, a load monitor, and a wireless transceiver. The housing is configured to removably couple about a load line of a lifting device. The load monitor is coupled with the housing and configured for monitoring a load coupled with the load line, including... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited

20140081531 - Positioning system using radio frequency signals: A positioning system and method for determining a position of a machine are disclosed. The system may have an optical sensing device configured to generate determined shape data associated with a portion of the worksite at the position of the machine. The system may have a first signal device configured... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140081532 - Self-propelled civil engineering machine and method of controlling a self-propelled civil engineering machine: The invention relates to a self-propelled civil engineering machine, and in particular to a slipform paver, road paver or road milling machine, and to a method of controlling a self-propelled civil engineering machine. The civil engineering machine according to the invention has a control unit which is configured to determine... Agent: Wirtgen Gmbh

20140081533 - Slow turning drum for a miner: Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium storing instructions for turning a cutting drum of a mining machine at a maintenance speed. One method includes receiving, at a controller, input signals from an operator interface, the input signals including a signal to initiate turning of the cutting drum at the maintenance speed,... Agent: Joy Mm Delaware, Inc.

20140081530 - System and method for payload estimation: A payload estimation system for a work machine is provided. The system includes a power source, a payload carrier, an actuator and a controller. The payload carrier is configured to contain a payload of material. The actuator is configured to effectuate movement of the payload carrier. The controller is configured... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140081539 - Method to control a transmission brake: A method of controlling a transmission brake of an automated change-speed transmission, of a countershaft design provided with claw clutches, the brake being functionally connected, on its input side, to a transmission shaft and actuated hydraulically or pneumatically by way of inlet and outlet valves such that, for an upshift... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

20140081540 - Method of controlling transmission and transmission system for performing the same: A method of controlling a transmission includes sensing an operation signal generated from an accelerator pedal sensor, performing a predetermined transmission in a predetermined transmission section from a current gear to a target gear, determining a change in the speed of the operation signal, controlling a constant value at which... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140081541 - Line pressure control with input shaft torque measurement: A method of controlling a line pressure in a transmission is provided. Line pressure in a transmission is set to a pressure value including a first term that is proportional to an input torque value. The first term has a coefficient of proportionality that is increased in response to a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081545 - Methods and systems for controlling braking of a vehicle when the vehicle is stationary: A method for controlling braking of a vehicle includes the steps of calculating a first pressure based on a driver request, and providing pressure that does not exceed a predetermined pressure threshold if the vehicle is stationary and the first pressure is less than the predetermined pressure threshold.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20140081542 - System and method for preventing vehicle from rolling over in curved lane: The present invention proposes a system and method for preventing a vehicle from rolling over in curved lane. The road images captured by the image capture devices are used to calculate road information. The road information together with the vehicular dynamic information, such as the speed and acceleration of the... Agent: Automotive Research & Test Center

20140081543 - Trailer access point pairing: A trailer electronic braking system comprising a braking device capable of generating a braking force on a wheel on the trailer. The braking force is applied to brake cylinders and is controllable by a braking ECU, which braking ECU is connected to a standards compliant communication bus on the trailer.... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systems For Commercial Vehicles Limited

20140081544 - Trailer access point pairing: A trailer electronic braking system comprising a braking device capable of generating a braking force on a wheel on the trailer. The braking force is applied to the brake cylinders and is controllable by a braking ECU, which braking ECU is connected to a standards compliant communication bus on the... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systems For Commercial Vehicles Limited

20140081546 - Motion control device for vehicle: A motion control device for a vehicle includes a braking means for applying a brake torque to each of a plurality of wheels of the vehicle, an avoidance control means for calculating a first target quantity, used for an avoidance control for applying the brake torque to each wheel via... Agent: Advics Co., Ltd.

20140081547 - Closed loop propulsion system transient response predictor: An electronic engine controller includes a commanded rotor speed input, an altitude input, and a current rotor speed input, a computer processor, and a memory storing a prediction logic. The prediction logic is operable to cause the processor to determine a predictive value representative of a closed loop transient response... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140081548 - Crankcase integrity breach detection: Systems and methods for monitoring crankcase ventilation system integrity are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises indicating a crankcase ventilation system degradation based on a lower vacuum than expected downstream of a PCV breather tube. For example, indicating a crankcase ventilation system degradation based on a lower vacuum... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081549 - Crankcase integrity breach detection: Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity breach. The same sensor can also be used for diagnosing air filter plugging and PCV valve degradation. Use of an existing sensor to diagnose multiple... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081550 - Crankcase integrity breach detection: Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity breach. The same sensor can also be used for diagnosing air filter plugging and PCV valve degradation. Use of an existing sensor to diagnose multiple... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081551 - Crankcase integrity breach detection: Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity breach. The same sensor can also be used for diagnosing air filter plugging and PCV valve degradation. Use of an existing sensor to diagnose multiple... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081552 - Feed forward technique and application for injection pressure control: A control method is provided for using a feed forward technique. The method includes, but is not limited to using a setpoint value of a controlled variable to calculate a compensation of the closed loop static error, summing said contribution to the setpoint value, operating an estimation of the closed... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140081553 - Knocking sensor: In a knocking sensor, including: a metal shell having a cylindrical portion, and a flange portion that is located on the cylindrical portion, and projected toward an outside of the cylindrical portion in a circumferential direction, an annular weight that is fitted onto an outer circumference of the cylindrical portion,... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20140081555 - Agricultural working machine: An agricultural working system includes a self-propelled agricultural working machine equipped with an attachment in the form of a soil-management device such as a plow, a cultivator, or a harrow, a drive unit that acts as a drive train on land wheels, a control arrangement and a user interface and... Agent: Claas Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen Gmbh

20140081554 - Diagnostic device and method for ascertaining an effect of an additive addition on a drive train of a motor vehicle: A diagnostic device for ascertaining an effect of an additive addition on a motor vehicle drive train, having a control device to control an internal combustion engine thereof during the additive addition, based on a control unit parameter(s); a detection device to detect at least one process parameter of the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140081556 - Using ion current signal for soot and in-cylinder variable measuring techniques in internal combustion engines and method for doing the same: A system and method is provided for the use of the ion current signal characteristics for onboard cycle-by-cycle, cylinder-by-cylinder measurement, for example soot measurement, load measurement such as indicated or brake mean effective pressure, or fuel consumption measurement in an internal combustion engine. The system may acquire an ion current... Agent: Wayne State University

20140081557 - Automotive control device and period measurement method for the same: The invention relates to an automotive control device and a period measurement method for measuring a period of a pulse signal input from outside. The automotive control device processes the pulse signal input from outside using an analog filter in parallel with a digital filter. When a difference between a... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140081558 - Diesel engine water in fuel separator and reservoir automatic drain system and control strategy: Methods and systems are provided for draining water separated from diesel fuel into an EGR system. In response to the water volume in the fuel system and EGR flow at pre-determined levels, water may be introduced into the EGR system. EGR flow may also be controlled in response to introducing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081559 - Engine control systems and methods for vehicle launch: A driver request module determines a driver torque request based on an accelerator pedal position, a first difference between a target engine speed and a transmission input speed, and a second difference between the transmission input speed and a measured engine speed. A request generating module generates first and second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140081560 - Engine management strategy: A system and method for controlling a vehicle to implement an engine torque management strategy. The engine torque management strategy implements a sophisticated engine knock control method that alleviates/mitigates the cause of the knock while also optimizing vehicle performance and engine efficiency without compromising engine hardware protection. Whenever suitable, the... Agent: Chrysler Group LLC

20140081561 - User interface for automatic start-stop system and method of controlling the same: Vehicles equipped with an automatic start-stop system may include an interface for conveying inhibitors preventing an engine from auto-stopping in addition to the status of the automatic start-stop system. The system may identify one or more inhibitors actively preventing an auto-stop event from occurring and select at least one of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC.

20140081562 - Vehicle and method of control thereof in start and stop condition: In one aspect of the invention there is provided a motor vehicle comprising drive means operable to provide motive power to the vehicle, the vehicle operable automatically to switch off and subsequently to restart the drive means during a drivecycle thereby to reduce a value of one or more prescribed... Agent: Jaguar Cars Limited

20140081564 - Crankcase integrity breach detection: Methods and systems are provided for using a crankcase vent tube pressure or flow sensor for diagnosing a location and nature of crankcase system integrity breach. The same sensor can also be used for diagnosing air filter plugging and PCV valve degradation. Use of an existing sensor to diagnose multiple... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081563 - Engine-on time predictor for aftertreatment scheduling for a vehicle: A method to control a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) having a compression ignition engine includes operating the engine based on an engine-on request and performing an exhaust aftertreatment procedure based on a completion time for the aftertreatment procedure compared to a predicted engine-on time determined using a driving pattern. An... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081565 - Gaseous fuel rail depressurization during inactive injector conditions: Methods and systems are provided for depressurizing a fuel pressure regulator during engine cold start and varying fuel injection pressure after cold start in a gaseous-fueled vehicle. A mechanical pressure regulator may be modified to include valves which may be controlled to depressurize a reference chamber of the regulator when... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140081566 - Method and apparatus for detecting vehicle running in blind spot, and method and apparatus for giving warning in changing cruising lane: An apparatus for detecting a vehicle running in a blind spot detects, with a predetermined accuracy, a first target position of a target which is present in a first detection area that extends obliquely rearward of the vehicle, detects, with an accuracy lower than the predetermined accuracy, a second target... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140081567 - Airport surface collision-avoidance system (ascas): Systems and methods for performing airport surface collision-avoidance. A wingtip-mounted camera allows the pilot to positively ascertain that the wingtip will clear objects located in the video. An exemplary system implemented on an aircraft includes a wingtip module having a camera that generates a video stream and a communication device... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140081568 - Computer-implemented method and system for generating swath coverage patterns for polygonal and pseudo-polygonal shaped fields: A computer-implemented method and system for generating a swath coverage pattern for a given working area to be traversed by a vehicle or equipment attached thereto.... Agent: Jaybridge Robotics, Inc.

20140081569 - Optimized flight plan management system: A method and apparatus for flight planning. Routes from a start point to an end point are identified for a flight of an aircraft from a database of routes. A plurality of different types of routes is present in the database of routes. A number of characteristics of the aircraft... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140081570 - Graphics-aided remote position measurement with handheld geodesic device: A graphics-aided geodesic device is provided. The device includes an antenna for receiving position data from a plurality of satellites and a receiver coupled to the antenna. The device further includes orientation circuitry for obtaining orientation data. The orientation data represents an orientation of the apparatus with respect to a... Agent: Javad Gnss, Inc.

20140081571 - Workflow improvements for stakeout: A navigational apparatus includes a visual display, first and second imaging devices, and one or more processors. The first imaging device has an optical axis extending in a first direction and is configured to obtain first image data. The second imaging device has an optical axis extending in a second... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited

20140081572 - Provision of navigation service including reporting of elevation information and/or vertical guidance: Methods, apparatuses and storage medium associated with navigation service are disclosed. In various embodiments, a method may include collecting, by a client mobile device, ambient barometric pressure information at a current location of the client mobile device. The method may further include providing, by the mobile device, contemporaneous navigation assistance... Agent:

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