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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

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09/25/2014 > 106 patent applications in 54 patent subcategories.

20140288727 - Collision sensor, collision sensing system, and method: A collision sensor, a collision sensing system, and a method of mounting a collision sensor to a vehicle are disclosed herein. An embodiment of the collision sensor includes, but is not limited to, a processor and a three-axis accelerometer that is communicatively coupled with the processor. The three-axis accelerometer is... Agent: General Motors LLC

20140288728 - Vehicle-onboard apparatus system, portable terminal, and vehicle-onboard machine: A vehicle-onboard apparatus system, comprises a portable terminal and a vehicle-onboard machine that are configured to be coupled to each other for communication. The portable terminal and the vehicle-onboard machine each store operation logs including operation contents thereof. When an operation of the vehicle-onboard machine and an operation of the... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.

20140288729 - System and method to prevent unintended vehicle travel: A movement prevention system preventing undesired travel of a vehicle. A transmission gear sensor senses an out of park position of a vehicle transmission. An occupant detection system senses a presence of a driver in a driver seat of a vehicle in response to the vehicle transmission being out of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140288731 - Flight control system: A system and method for a controlling an aircraft with flight control surfaces that are controlled both manually and by a computing device is disclosed. The present invention improves overall flight control operation by reducing the mechanical flight control surface components while providing sufficient back-up control capability in the event... Agent: Textron Innovations Inc.

20140288730 - Method of flying an unmanned aerial vehicle: A method of flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in response to emergency conditions, the method including steps implemented using a controller forming part of the unmanned aerial vehicle, said steps comprising: defining a plurality of emergency conditions; associating each emergency condition with a priority level; associating each emergency condition... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140288732 - Automatic piloting method and system for an aircraft: The automatic piloting system includes an element for automatically supplying a computation unit, when the aircraft is guided according to a descending corrected speed and a new corrected speed which is greater than the corrected speed used for guidance of the aircraft is input by the pilot, with a predetermined... Agent: Airbus Operations S.a.s.

20140288733 - Systems and methods for reducing error detection latency in lpv approaches: Systems and methods for reducing error detection latency in LPV approaches are provided. In certain embodiments, a method for navigational guidance includes calibrating inertial measurements acquired from an inertial navigation system with satellite-based augmentation system position measurements acquired from a satellite-based augmentation system to create corrected inertial navigation system positions.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140288734 - Distributed train intelligence system: A system and method which may include on each locomotive a propulsion system and a braking system, a transceiver for communication between the locomotives, and sensors for sensing operational conditions on the locomotive. A processor receives the sensed operation conditions, communicates information including the sensed operational conditions to the other... Agent:

20140288735 - Tilt-angle adjusting apparatus and ship propulsion machine: To provide a technique capable of adjusting a tilt angle of a ship propulsion machine body with respect to a hull to a tilt angle suitable for a travelling state easily and with high accuracy. A motor adjusting a tilt angle of a ship propulsion machine body with respect to... Agent: Showa Corporation

20140288755 - Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus (100) is a control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle (10), wherein the hybrid vehicle is provided with an engine (200) which operates by a burning of fuel and a rotating electrical machine (Mg) which operates by using electric power charged in a battery, the control apparatus is... Agent:

20140288740 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle includes an engine for traveling, a motor for traveling, and a battery exchanging electric power with the motor. the control apparatus including: a heater is configured to perform heating inside a cabin of the hybrid vehicle by using the engine or an electric... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288744 - Control apparatus for vehicle: A control apparatus for a vehicle includes an engine installed on the vehicle as a drive source, an electric motor installed on the vehicle as a drive source, the electric motor being configured to run the vehicle even in a condition where the engine is stopped. The control apparatus includes... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288748 - Control device for vehicle: Disclosed is a control device for a vehicle including an engine and a motor generator both for supplying a travel driving force to a driving wheel. The control device causes the engine to stop while the vehicle is traveling on a descending slope under constant vehicle speed control where the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288754 - Control device for vehicle drive device: A control device that controls a vehicle drive device in which a rotary electric machine is provided in a power transfer path that connects between an internal combustion engine and wheels. Engagement of a second engagement device is started when a change in shift range from a stop range to... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140288746 - Control method of electric vehicle: This electric vehicle is provided with at least a first traveling mode and a second traveling mode for which the maximum velocity (Vmax) is set lower than for the first traveling mode. The second traveling mode is a traveling mode that prioritizes travel distance per one electric power consumption unit.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140288751 - Display device of electric vehicle: Provided is a display device of an electric vehicle that enables an occupant of an electric vehicle to more easily realize an effect of regeneration of braking energy. This display device of the electric vehicle calculates integrated cumulative value of the actual driving distance of the electric vehicle as a... Agent:

20140288752 - Electric automobile: An electric vehicle is provided in which left and right drive wheels (2, 2) are driven by respective motors (6,6), and which enables slip control in a simple structure while preventing a driver who used to drive an engine vehicle with a differential from feeling uncomfortable. The vehicle includes a... Agent: Ntn Corporation

20140288739 - Electric vehicle axle mechanism: An electric vehicle axle mechanism comprising: at least one vehicle axle; a gear mechanism connected to the vehicle axle; an electric motor that comprises a rotor and that is connected to the gear mechanism for transmitting a torque to the at least one vehicle axle; a position sensing device for... Agent:

20140288758 - Electric vehicle control device: It is an object of the present invention to provide a control apparatus which can achieve a compatibility between a response characteristic of a torque which coincides an acceleration demand by a driver and a reduction effect of a gear backlash. A vehicle controller 111 includes a torque variation quantity... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140288742 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes: an engine; a motor; a battery; a navigation system; and a controller configured to carry out navigation coordination traveling, the controller being configured to stop the navigation coordination traveling when a state of charge of the battery becomes lower than or equal to a first switching... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288743 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine including a purification device, a motor, a battery, a navigation system, and a controller. The controller is configured to set a predetermined section, which is an initial section of a hybrid traveling priority section in a travel plan, for a warm-up section for warming... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288747 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes a traveling mode determination module configured to determine a traveling mode at least one of an internal-combustion engine traveling mode for running by transmitting motive power produced by the internal-combustion engine to wheels of the vehicle and an electric motor traveling mode for running by transmitting... Agent:

20140288757 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle according to one of embodiments of the present invention generates a driving torque using an internal combustion engine, an motor generator, and the like when a shift position is a driving position, the driving torque being determined based on a selected driving mode (e.g., a power mode... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288741 - Hybrid vehicle and control method therefor: A hybrid vehicle includes: an engine configured to output power for traveling; a motor configured to output power for traveling; a switch configured to set a fuel economy priority mode, in which priority is given to fuel economy, and to cancel the fuel economy priority mode; and a controller configured... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288753 - Method and arrangement in a hybrid vehicle: In a method and an arrangement for powering up a DC distribution system in a hybrid vehicle power train, the power train includes an electric storage system, an internal combustion engine, an electric motor/generator, a clutch device to connect the electric motor/generator to the internal combustion engine, a power electronics... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20140288738 - Method and device for operating a vehicle, computer program, and computer program product: A method, a computer program and a computer program product for operating a vehicle, which includes as a drive device a least one electric motor, that is associated with at least one electric store, wherein the electric store is charged by an external energy source when the vehicle is at... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140288737 - Method and system for controlling power of fuel cell vehicle: A method of controlling power of the fuel cell vehicle includes dividing an expected driving path of the fuel cell vehicle into a plurality of sections and setting the plurality of sections according to a gradient, and comparing whether a predicted battery state of charge variation is within a battery... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140288736 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for extending an engine-off period of a hybrid vehicle while reducing engine cold-start emissions. During an engine pull-up to meet operator demand, the engine is held at a higher power for a longer duration to aggressively heat the exhaust catalyst. Subsequently, the engine is pulled... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140288750 - Method for switching between wye and delta configurations in an electric motor: A method of operating an electric motor having a motor assembly that includes a rotor and a stator. The method includes providing the electric motor in a neutral state, and from the neutral state, determining whether to operate the electric motor in a wye configuration or a delta configuration and... Agent: Accelerated Systems Inc.

20140288749 - Power hybrid integrated management system: A power interface (14) connected to an ultra capacitor (16), a power source (18), and a load (20), with a controller (22) for managing the power interface (14), and monitoring the ultra capacitor (16), power source (18), and demands of the load (20) attached thereto. The power interface (12) selectively... Agent: Amt, Inc.

20140288756 - Vehicle and vehicle control method: In a hybrid vehicle including an engine, a motor, a generator, and a battery that is electrically connected to the motor and the generator, an ECU performs “battery-less travel control” enabling the vehicle to travel when a fault occurs in the battery by disconnecting the battery from an electrical system... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288745 - Vehicle behavior control apparatus: A vehicle includes six wheels of front left and right wheels, middle left and right wheels, and rear left and right wheels. Each of in-wheel motors is provided/installed in each of the wheels. An electronic control unit calculates a target heave force for controlling a heave behavior, and a target... Agent:

20140288759 - Systems and methods for controlling positions and orientations of autonomous vehicles: A method for controlling an autonomous vehicle includes: Receiving data relating to a plurality of proposed vehicle locations; generating a simulated vehicle path based on the received data; determining a simulated vehicle orientation for at least one point on the simulated vehicle path; presenting at least the simulated vehicle orientation... Agent: Flanders Electric Motor Service, Inc.

20140288760 - Grill shutter device: A shutter mechanism is adapted to be provided to a grill opening in a vehicle body. Opening and closing operations of the shutter mechanism are controlled by an electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU determines whether a vehicle is in a traveling end state. If the vehicle is in the... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288761 - Enhanced display unit: A diagnostic display device (DDD) receives vehicle information including diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) over a vehicle data bus and comprises a barcode generator that generates a barcode concurrently representing a plurality of diagnostic trouble codes detected in the vehicle in which is employed. The DDD includes a display or screen... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

20140288762 - Malfunction diagnosis device and malfunction diagnosis method for knock sensor: To enable, with a simple control, a malfunction of a type wherein the output from a knock sensor becomes excessively large to be detected, a knock-sensor malfunction diagnosis device includes a control section configured to determine that knocking has occurred when the magnitude of a knocking vibration frequency component derived... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140288763 - Tracked all-terrain vehicle: A tracked ATV includes a frame, a track coupled to the frame, and a power source supported by the frame and drivingly coupled to the track. The tracked ATV further includes a steering and drive assembly, which has a first hydraulic pump coupled to the tracks for large radius turns.... Agent: Polaris Industries Inc.

20140288764 - Method for predicting a trailing edge flap fault: A method of predicting a trailing edge flap failure, the method includes receiving a position signal from the position sensor indicative of the position of at least one of the trailing edge flaps, comparing the position signal to a reference position value to define a position comparison, defining a variation... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems Limited

20140288765 - Method of building and using local map of vehicle drive path: An automotive vehicle mapping system is disclosed. The mapping system includes an on-vehicle electronic storage device, a GPS receiver, and an electronic controller. The electronic controller is configured to receive GPS data from the GPS receiver indicative of a current location of the vehicle. The electronic controller is also configured... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140288766 - Real-time monitoring of vehicle: A monitoring unit for vehicle monitoring comprising a receiving module configured to receive data from an OBD, wherein the data is associated with a plurality of jerks detected by a 3-axis accelerometer. The monitoring unit comprises an analytics module configured to compare an intensity of each jerk of the plurality... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited

20140288767 - Method and method for troubleshooting a body work function pertaining to vehicles: A method for troubleshooting a built-on function pertaining to a manufactured vehicle. That vehicle undergoes building-on of at least one function, which function is provided with a computer-readable representation associated with the vehicle. During troubleshooting of the built-on function, the vehicle is connected to a diagnostic tool which determines conditions... Agent:

20140288768 - Operation data collection device for construction machines: Provided is an operation data collection device for construction machines that is capable of efficiently collecting operation data indicative of impending failure of a construction machine by reducing the amount of information to be collected and stored without degrading the quality of information used for maintenance. The device receives operation... Agent:

20140288769 - Hitch angle estimation: A method and system for estimating hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer coupled thereto. The system has a wireless receiver on the vehicle located a predetermined distance from a trailer mount, a wireless transmitter located at an end of the trailer opposite the trailer mount, and a controller... Agent: Ford Global Technologies

20140288771 - Image display apparatus for shovel: An image display apparatus for a shovel that includes a lower-part traveling body, an upper-part turning body turnably placed on the lower-part traveling body, and an attachment mounted on the upper-part turning body, and performs work in a work area by driving the attachment, includes an image display part configured... Agent:

20140288770 - Mounting sensor and aftermarket device equipped with mounting sensor: An aftermarket device is disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the aftermarket device includes, but is not limited to, a housing that is configured to be mounted to an internal surface of a vehicle. The aftermarket device further includes, but is not limited to a processor that is mounted within the... Agent: General Motors LLC

20140288773 - Automotive electronic system and power supply method thereof: An automotive electronic system and a power supply method thereof is related to the power supply method including outputting an interface signal to an automotive network, enabling a first switching regulator according to a first control signal from a control chip and/or the interface signal on the automotive network, supplying... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

20140288772 - Vehicle fault determination device: A vehicle fault determination device includes a relay, a vehicle configuration circuit, and a control section. The relay is connected to a power source. The vehicle configuration circuit is supplied with power from the power source via the relay. The control section determines whether the relay is faulty while controlling... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140288774 - Vehicle-mounted communication device and navigation device: A vehicle-mounted communication device includes wireless units 3a and 3b that switch a frequency that performs wireless communication with antennas 2a and 2b between a frequency for wireless communication for ITS and a frequency for wireless LAN communication, a parking determination unit 6 that determines whether or not a vehicle... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140288776 - Active vehicle suspension: A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active suspension system is disclosed. The suspension system includes an actuator body, a hydraulic pump, an electric motor, a plurality of sensors, an energy storage facility, and a controller. The method includes disposing an active suspension system in a vehicle between a... Agent: Levant Power Corporation

20140288775 - Method and system for predictive vehicle systems performance selection for enhanced maneuverability: A predictive enhanced maneuverability system providing enhanced timely delivery of vehicle performance selection of chassis, and steering modes for potential predicted safety collisions is disclosed. The primary inputs of the disclosed invention include a determination of the proximity to a preceding vehicle, the density of the surrounding traffic, a forward... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140288778 - Closed loop epas systems: A vehicle comprising a closed-loop electric power assisted steering (EPAS) system comprising a control unit configured to compute an artificial friction component and to compute a desired reference torque (τref) incorporating the artificial friction component, wherein the artificial friction component is dependent upon steering wheel angle (α).... Agent:

20140288777 - Detection of and counter-measures for jackknife enabling conditions during trailer backup assist: A vehicle comprises a trailer angle detection apparatus and a trailer backup control system coupled to the trailer angle detection apparatus. The trailer angle detection apparatus is configured for outputting a signal generated as a function of an angle between the vehicle and a trailer towably attached to the vehicle.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies

20140288779 - Determining steering angle of steering column of vehicle: A system and a method determine a steering angle of a steering column of a vehicle as a sum of a shifted steering angle and an offset. The steering angle is updated by adjusting the offset in response to detecting incoherence between the steering angle and a lateral vehicle dynamic.... Agent:

20140288782 - Apparatus for controlling an airbag module: An apparatus for controlling an airbag module in a vehicle cabin is provided that includes a control apparatus for triggering the airbag module, a plenoptic camera configured as a camera module that generates image data having depth information within a prespecifiable region in the vehicle cabin with the prespecifiable region... Agent: Jenoptik Optical Systems Gmbh

20140288783 - Brake light control device: A brake light control device that generates a braking force, and is used with a brake device which can control the braking force according to a signal from a brake control unit regardless of the operation of a brake operator includes: a brake light switch that is inserted and arranged... Agent:

20140288780 - Method and device for checking a sensor signal and for actuating a passenger protection means of a vehicle: A method for checking a sensor signal suitable for actuating a passenger protection arrangement of a vehicle. The method includes a step of carrying out a comparison between the sensor signal and at least one reference signal, repeatedly within a predetermined time interval, in order to obtain a plurality of... Agent:

20140288781 - Occupant protection apparatus for vehicle: A vehicular occupant protection apparatus is provided, which includes: a controller for activating an occupant protector based on a detection result of a vehicle accident detector; a communication circuit for transmitting an accident data to a emergency call apparatus; and a backup circuit connected to the emergency call apparatus for... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140288784 - Rain onset detection glazing auto-close: A vehicle system may include a plurality of exterior capacitive sensors, such as door handles, and a controller in communication with the plurality of capacitive sensors. The controller may be configured to identify a rain condition based on sensor data received from at least one of the exterior capacitive sensors... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140288787 - Clutch control device for work vehicle: A clutch control device for a work vehicle includes a determination unit that determines as to whether or not a clutch cutoff condition has been established based upon whether or not the accelerator pedal is being operated, as determined by the accelerator pedal operation determination unit, the vehicle speed of... Agent:

20140288786 - Communication device for a motor vehicle: A communication device for a motor vehicle includes a first control unit (BDC), a second control unit (SAS), a control unit arrangement (SGA), a first data bus (SB), to which the first control unit (BDC) and the control unit arrangement (SGA) are connected for the exchange of data, as well... Agent:

20140288785 - Method and system for regulating driving stability: A method in which the driving behavior of a vehicle is influenced as a function of data on the surroundings in order to assist an avoidance maneuver, as soon as a risk of a collision is detected on the basis of the data from one or more environment sensors, in... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

20140288788 - Electric grill shutter control device: An electric grill shutter control device includes: a control portion that performs an energization of a motor that drives a movable member that configures the electric grill shutter; a detection portion that detects a rotational speed of the motor; a determination portion that determines whether locking of the movable member... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288789 - Method for controlling an unload operation on a mobile farm implement: A method of automating unloading for a mobile farm implement is presented. The method includes determining whether the speed of the mobile farm implement is below a first threshold. In response to a determination that the speed of the mobile farm implement is below the first threshold, a conveyor is... Agent: Unverferth Manufacturing Company

20140288790 - Multi-disc clutch lock having a differential housing: The invention relates to a multi-disc clutch lock having a differential housing in which a differential pinion between axle bevel wheels, disc sets between the axle bevel wheels and the differential housing is untwisted, but thrust rings are arranged such as to be axially movable. The multi-disc clutch lock comprises... Agent:

20140288791 - Vehicle control apparatus, vehicle, and motor: A vehicle control apparatus includes a target value determination unit to determine a target engine torque, a target value restriction unit to restrict a target engine torque such that an output torque becomes smaller than a load torque input from a torque transmission path to an engine when a rotation... Agent: Yahamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288792 - Controlled applied resistance multiple axis continually variable differential transmission: The embodiments disclose a method and apparatus for controlling the output ratio of the speed of operation and distribution of power/energy from a primary power source, applying continuously variable resistance using a multiple axis continually variable differential transmission to a primary power source input to adjust the rotational power level... Agent:

20140288795 - Brake control unit: Towed vehicles can be extremely heavy. Accordingly, it is too much of a burden to the braking system of a towing vehicle to not have brakes on the towed vehicle. Controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle must be accurately applied otherwise undesirable conditions can be created. There is a... Agent:

20140288796 - Eddy current-based angle sensor: The invention relates to an inductive angle sensor that includes a measuring element able to be positioned, within an angle measurement range, in different angle-positions about a rotational axis, as well as a coil that is at a distance from said measuring element. The surface of the measuring element is... Agent:

20140288794 - Method and system for controlling braking of vehicle: A method and a system controls braking of a vehicle. The method includes: detecting a pedal stroke, booster negative pressure, and master cylinder hydraulic pressure; setting target master cylinder hydraulic pressure on the basis of the detected pedal stroke and the detected booster negative pressure in a case in which... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140288797 - Method for blending a generator braking torque of a generator of a recuperative brake system having two brake circuits, and a control device for a recuperative brake system having two brake circuits: A method for blending a generator braking torque of a generator of a recuperative brake system having two brake circuits, including: controlling one of the at least two brake circuits of the brake system in a blending mode, a hydraulic connection between a master brake cylinder of the brake system... Agent:

20140288793 - Wading vehicle advisory speed display: A vehicle comprises a driver display on which is displayed an advisory maximum wading speed according to the current wading depth of the vehicle. The advisory speed is in one embodiment displayed on the vehicle speedometer. The display may also include an elevation of a vehicle on which is indicated... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140288798 - Control system for vehicle and control method therefor: A control system for a vehicle including a brake pedal operable by a driver and an engine includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (a) execute cruise control, the cruise control selectively executed and stopped through an operation of the driver, (b) stop the engine... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288799 - System and method for modifying adaptive cruise control set points: A driver performance mapping system for a vehicle system is disclosed. The system may include a GPS receiver generating GPS data indicative of a current location of the vehicle. In addition, the system may also have a radar device generating current gap data indicative of a current gap distance from... Agent:

20140288801 - Control device and control method for vehicle: A vehicle includes: an exhaust gas recirculation system in an internal combustion engine for recirculating part of exhaust gas to an intake passage of the internal combustion engine via a recirculation valve; and a cooling device for cooling recirculated gas, recirculated by the exhaust gas recirculation system, with refrigerant. An... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288800 - Engine non-stop warning apparatus: An engine non-stop warning apparatus for a vehicle provided with an engine stop control section configured to stop an engine on condition that a stop switch is continuously pressed for a specified time duration during operation of the engine includes an engine stop determination section configured to determine whether or... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288802 - Apparatus for detecting imbalance abnormality in air-fuel ratio between cylinders in multi-cylinder internal combustion engine: An apparatus for detecting imbalance abnormality in an air-fuel ratio between cylinders in a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is disclosed. The apparatus includes an imbalance determining unit programmed to determine imbalance in an air-fuel ratio of a first cylinder belonging to a cylinder group based upon a difference value between... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288803 - Vehicle with engine start-stop device and method of operating same: A vehicle having an internal combustion engine can be switched off automatic and can be started automatically by way of an engine start/stop device. The vehicle includes at least one electric energy store and at least one electric consumer. In the case of an internal combustion engine which has been... Agent:

20140288805 - Fuel injection controller: A fuel injection controller includes an oxygen sensor that responds to an oxygen concentration inside an exhaust passage, and an injection amount control unit programmed to control a fuel injection amount based on the output of the oxygen sensor. The injection amount control unit includes an injection amount correction value... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288804 - Methods and systems for an oxygen sensor: Various systems and methods are described for an engine system with an exhaust gas recirculation system and catalyzing and non-catalyzing intake oxygen sensors. In one example, the catalyzing oxygen sensor is utilized to measure and control exhaust gas recirculation while fuel vapor purge is measured and controlled based on the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140288807 - Method for automatically switching off and starting an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle with an automatic transmission, during or after an overrun phase: An internal combustion engine in a motor vehicle is automatically shut off and started by way of a start-stop device, wherein an automatic shut-off process is initiated during a coasting operation phase of the internal combustion engine, and an automatic start process is initiated when at least one activation command... Agent:

20140288806 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device for controlling an engine and an electric pump includes a relay having a contact part for connecting and disconnecting a power source to the electric pump, an engine stop instruction switch provided between the power source and a coil part of the relay for connecting and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140288808 - Automatic engine de-choking: A method may comprise automatically de-choking an engine and cranking the engine in response to an engine flood event, wherein automatically de-choking the engine comprises automatically cutting fuel to the engine while opening an air intake throttle.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140288809 - Method and system for adjusting port throttles: An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, two engine cylinder port throttles are adjusted differently during engine starting. The system and method may improve engine torque control during an engine start.... Agent:

20140288810 - System and method for determining arterial roadway throughput: The present invention provides systems and methods for calculating the health of an intersection, including lane-level impacts, using traffic data obtained from the intersection.... Agent:

20140288811 - Traffic condition monitoring system, method, and storage medium: A traffic condition monitoring system, provided in a base station installed by a side of a road for monitoring a traffic condition based upon communication signals transmitted from mobile terminals in a plurality of vehicles traveling on the road, includes a receiver part operable to receive the communication signals transmitted... Agent:

20140288812 - Vehicle fuel efficiency optimization based on vehicle usage patterns: Approaches for indicating vehicle fuel efficiency for vehicle usage patterns are provided. Patterns of inefficient operation are detected and conveyed to a user to inform the user of the impact of his/her inefficient operation. In these embodiments, a fuel efficiency tool provides this capability. The fuel efficiency tool comprises: an... Agent:

20140288818 - Accident prevention system and a vehicle including the accident prevention system: A vehicle 12 having an accident prevention system 10 that is useful for preventing an accident where a vehicle that is reversing at low speed collides with a person, is disclosed. The system 10 includes a sensor arrangement 14 for sending an object within range behind a rear end 38... Agent: Surveillance Guard Co Pty Ltd

20140288813 - Collision targeting for an unoccupied flying vehicle (ufv): Disclosed herein are example embodiments for collision targeting for an unoccupied flying vehicle (UFV). For certain example embodiments, at least one machine, such as a UFV, may: (i) ascertain at least one target for at least one collision to include a UFV; or (ii) execute at least one maneuver to... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20140288816 - Driving support apparatus and driving support method: There are provided a driving support apparatus and a driving support method in which the reliability can be improved. In the driving support apparatus, in a traveling direction of the host vehicle and a direction crossing the traveling direction, an intersection where the host vehicle and the moving object cross... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140288814 - Interference suppression in blind spot monitoring: A device for detecting a moving object in a blind spot includes: at least one first ultrasonic sensor of a side view assist system; and a control unit for determining the distance and/or speed and/or position of the moving object. The control unit processes at least one signal of a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140288815 - Method and device for determining the risk of collision on the ground of an aircraft: d

20140288817 - Obstacle evaluation technique: A vehicle configured to operate in an autonomous mode may engage in an obstacle evaluation technique that includes employing a sensor system to collect data relating to a plurality of obstacles, identifying from the plurality of obstacles an obstacle pair including a first obstacle and a second obstacle, engaging in... Agent:

20140288819 - Navigation system and control method: A navigation system includes: a sensor unit which is mounted on a movable body and which includes a first position obtaining unit that obtains first position information; and a portable movable unit which communicates with the sensor unit and which includes a display unit that displays map information and a... Agent: Pioneer Corporation

20140288820 - Methods and apparatuses for location-triggered sensor initialization: Methods, apparatuses, and devices for generating one or more harsh or diminished radiofrequency environments relative to a planned route of a mobile device user. In one example, a mobile device user a be routed through a harsh or diminished radiofrequency environment based, at least in part, on a sensor suite... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140288821 - Vehicle arrival prediction: A method and apparatus for predicting the arrival time of a transit vehicle at a transit stop of a transit route is presented. The arrival time is predicted using historical location information of a plurality of vehicles that have previously traveled the route, location information of several of the most... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140288822 - Controlling position uncertainty in a mobile device: Systems and methods for constraining growth in position uncertainty of a mobile device are based on determination that the mobile device is in a pedestrian mode. Determination of the pedestrian mode is based on detection of steps by a pedometer, speed of motion of the mobile device, turn rate determination... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140288823 - Component registration system for a machine: A component registration system for a machine, is provided. The system comprises: a component installed on the machine, a data system located remote from the machine and configured to communicate with the machine, a locating device installed on the machine and configured to determine global position of the machine, a... Agent:

20140288824 - Method and/or system for selective application of direction of travel: Described are a system, method and apparatus for computing a navigation solution. In a particular implementation, a direction of travel (DOT) indicator or vector may be applied to augment computation of the navigation solution. The DOT indicator or vector may be selectively applied in the computation of the navigation solution... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140288825 - Heading, velocity, and position estimation with vehicle sensors, mobile device, and gnss inputs: The disclosure generally relates to determining position of a motorized vehicle using wireless techniques. Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed. A method can include: receiving absolute positioning data; receiving, from a mobile device, at least one of gyroscope data and odometry data; receiving, from a vehicle, at least one of... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140288826 - Location watching: Techniques for watching a location of a device with respect to a destination target include obtaining a current location of a device from a localization operation, calculating an interval, and performing a next localization operation after the interval has expired. The interval may be calculated based on a velocity and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140288827 - Guiding server, guiding method and recording medium recording guiding program: A guiding server according to this application includes an image storing unit, a retrieving unit, and a generating unit. The image storing unit stores a signboard image of a signboard. The retrieving unit retrieves, from the image storing unit, a signboard image of a signboard on a way to a... Agent: Yahoo Japan Corporation

20140288828 - Estimating an initial position and navigation state using vehicle odometry: The disclosure relates to estimating an initial position and navigation state associated with a vehicle using odometry and/or other data obtained from the vehicle to support dead reckoning at start-up. In particular, a last known position and last known heading at a first odometer value associated with the vehicle may... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140288829 - System and method for naming a location based on user-specific information: A method, system, and device for naming a location at which a user is present with a mobile communication device, including retrieving general information relating to the location, the general information managed by or for an entity other than the user; comparing the retrieved general information relating the location to... Agent: Scenera Mobile Technologies, LLC

20140288831 - Geographic route options based on different criteria: Described herein are one or more examples of an apparatus, the apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory. The memory comprises computer program code stored thereon, the at least one memory and computer program code being configured to, when run on the at least one processor,... Agent:

20140288830 - Maps from sketches: A sketch can be received. The sketch can include one or more sketched graphical elements and one or more sketched representations of text. Pattern matching of the one or more sketched graphical elements and the one or more sketched representations of text with a map region can be automatically performed.... Agent:

20140288832 - Method and device for providing an electronic appointment scheduler for a vehicle: A method and a device for providing an electronic appointment scheduler for a vehicle. Appointments are acquired that have associated time data and geographical positions; the residual amount of energy available for driving the vehicle is acquired and data relating to a geographical road network, including the geographical positions of... Agent:

  
09/18/2014 > 283 patent applications in 90 patent subcategories.

20140277829 - Drive system power measurement and diagnostic system: An apparatus comprising a housing, a gearing system disposed within the housing and comprising a plurality of targets, a plurality of sensors incorporated within the housing, a processor in electrical signal communication with the sensors, and a user interface in signal communication with the processor. A method comprising providing a... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140277833 - Event triggered trip data recorder: Technology is disclosed for performing a combination of detecting events and recording data associated with the events (“the technology”). The technology monitors for various predefined events, where the events can include any unsafe vehicle operation, any unusual objects on the road, a scenic view, a traffic incident, etc. The technology... Agent: Mighty Carma, Inc.

20140277823 - Method and apparatus for determining traffic conditions: A system includes a vehicle processor configured to detect one or more brake presses. The processor is also configured to detect one or more accelerator presses. Further, the processor is configured to add values related to the brake presses and accelerator presses to aggregate an index value based on detected... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277831 - Method and apparatus for reducing data transfer rates from a vehicle data logger when a quality of the cellular or satellite link is poor: System and method for reducing data transfer rates when a quality of the cellular or satellite link (i.e., a long range wireless data link) is poor. Such a concept is particularly well suited to embodiments where the vehicle data being logged or collected includes position data, because consumers of vehicle... Agent: Zonar Systems, Inc.

20140277826 - Seat occupant determining apparatus: A seat passenger determination apparatus includes: a door closing timing detector configured to detect door closing timing after having gotten out of the vehicle directly or indirectly; a counter unit configured to start counting when the load detected by the load detector falls within a threshold value and reset the... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140277830 - System and method for providing vehicle driving information: A system and method for providing vehicle driving information are provided. The method includes receiving, by a controller, one or more status variables that indicate a driving pattern of a driver and determining whether the one or more input status variables are within a predetermined error range of a stored... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140277828 - System and method for wireless vehicle content determination: A fleet management system providing a manager with a tailored user interface based on the enabled features recognized in a vehicle. The fleet management system may monitor two or more vehicles, wherein each vehicle may have one or more processors. The one or more processors may receive an initialization signal... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277832 - System for detecting abnormal driving behavior: In an abnormal driving behavior detection system for a vehicle, an obtainer repeatedly obtains an observed value indicative of at least one of a running condition of the vehicle and a driver's driving operation of the vehicle. A mode-probability calculator calculates, each time an observed value is obtained at a... Agent: C/o Denso Corporation

20140277824 - System, method, and apparatus to detect and report track structure defects: A system, method, and apparatus for detecting and reporting track defects while a train is in motion on railway tracks includes at least one defect sensor configured to sense an acceleration of at least a portion of the train; and at least one computer-readable medium. The at least one computer-readable... Agent: Wabtec Holding Corp

20140277827 - Vehicle measurement apparatus having a system-on-a-chip device and a sensor: A vehicle measurement apparatus and a method for measuring vehicle data are provided. For example, the vehicle measurement apparatus includes a system-on-a-chip (SoC) device configured to integrate a programmable module with a microcontroller unit to receive vehicle data, process the vehicle data, and communicate the processed vehicle data to a... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC

20140277825 - Vehicle signal lever proximity sensing for lane change intention detection with following recommendation to driver: A system includes a turn signal lever, at least one exterior sensor configured to detect a condition of an area surrounding a vehicle, and a display configured to display information about the condition of the area surrounding vehicle. The turn signal lever includes at least one sensor configured to detect... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140277847 - Accessory robot for mobile device: A robot controllable by a portable device, the robot including a head configured to removably retain the portable device, a support removably mounted to the head, and a base mounted to the support, the base including a first wheel coaxially aligned with a second wheel and a balancing mechanism configured... Agent: Double Robotics, Inc.

20140277844 - Apparatus, method and article for providing information regarding a vehicle via a mobile device: A network of collection, charging and distribution machines collect, charge and distribute portable electrical energy storage devices (e.g., batteries, supercapacitors or ultracapacitors). Relevant information regarding vehicles that use the collection and distribution machines is communicated to or acquired by mobile devices of users associated with one or more of the... Agent:

20140277834 - Inter-vehicle flight attribute communication for an unoccupied flying vehicle (ufv): Disclosed herein are example embodiments for inter-vehicle flight attribute communication for an unoccupied flying vehicle (UFV). For certain example embodiments, at least one machine may: (i) obtain at least one indication related to imparting at least one flight attribute corresponding to a UFV; or (ii) transmit to a remote UFV... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20140277837 - Key fob security copy to a mobile phone: A mobile device enabling one or more processors to receive vehicle key security codes from a vehicle key. The mobile device may receive a signal from a transmitter associated with a vehicle key, the signal being indicative of one or more security codes associated with the vehicle key. The mobile... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277852 - Method for determining threat status for combat aircrafts: The invention relates to a method for decision support of a first combat aircraft (1) in a combat situation comprising the steps of: a) detecting (3) a second combat aircraft (2), wherein the second combat aircraft (2) is different from the first combat aircraft (1), b) analyzing (4) the second... Agent: Saab Ab

20140277841 - Motorized luggage or luggage platform with wired or wireless guidance and distance control: The present invention comprises a motorized luggage container, luggage bag, or luggage rack apparatus that has a wired or wireless control for controlling the movement of the device. The motorized luggage container, luggage bag, or luggage rack apparatus includes a plurality of wheels, of which one or more of the... Agent:

20140277838 - Remote function control system for a vehicle having a data communications bus and related methods: A remote function control system for a vehicle including a data communications bus extending throughout the vehicle and coupled to vehicle devices may include a wireless data bus device in the vehicle coupled to a wired vehicle electrical power system. The wireless data bus device may include a wired interface... Agent:

20140277850 - Remote motion control using a wireless mobile device: In one embodiment, a general-purpose wireless mobile device having a touch-sensitive screen and executing a remote control application is used to remotely control a vehicle (e.g., a marine vessel). The general-purpose wireless mobile device communicates via a wireless network with an interface (e.g., a server) that is coupled to an... Agent: Savant Systems, LLC

20140277848 - Remote start control system for a vehicle with a bus controllable transmission and associated methods: A remote start control system is for a vehicle including a data communications bus extending through the vehicle, an engine, a transmission associated with the engine and having a selectable disengaged position based upon a disengage transmission position command on the data communications bus, and a vehicle climate control system... Agent: Omega Patents, L.L.C.

20140277839 - Remote start system including temperature based engine stoppage and related methods: A remote start system for a vehicle having an engine, and a vehicle data communications bus extending throughout the vehicle may include at least one external temperature sensor coupled to the vehicle data communications bus to sense an external vehicle temperature, and at least one internal temperature sensor coupled to... Agent: Omega Patents, L.L.C.

20140277835 - Route navigation with optimal speed profile: Energy consumption of a vehicle is optimized while traveling a route assembled of road segments between a first position and a destination. A speed profile generator is located at least partially off of the vehicle and uses an energy consumption model of the vehicle together with road grade data corresponding... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277843 - Stateful integration of a vehicle information system user interface with mobile device operations: A method, device, and vehicle information system are provided for persisting application context from the vehicle information system to the mobile device. The mobile device provides access to at least one application executing on the mobile device to the vehicle information system. On termination of that access, an operating context... Agent:

20140277836 - Steering control system for radio control vehicle and a radio controlled car comprising the same: A steering control system for a RC vehicle is provided. The steering control system comprises an angular speed sensor and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured to receive a first steering signal from a receiver of the radio controlled vehicle which indicates a position of a control stick... Agent: Hpi Racing & Hb

20140277842 - System and method for controlling a remote aerial device for up-close inspection: The method and system may be used to control the movement of a remote aerial device in an incremental step manner during a close inspection of an object or other subject matter. At the inspection location, a control module “stabilizes” the remote aerial device in a maintained, consistent hover while... Agent: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

20140277846 - System and method for controlling automatic shut-off of an engine: A method for controlling automatic shut off of an engine includes determining if a control system of a propulsion-generating vehicle is operating in a remote control mode or an onboard control mode. The operations of the vehicle are remotely controlled from an off-board source when the control system is in... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277845 - System and method for remotely controlling a vehicle consist: A method for remotely controlling a vehicle system includes selectively identifying, among two or more consists in the vehicle system, a selected consist to remotely control. Each of the two or more consists including a propulsion-generating vehicle. The method also includes initiating remote control of the propulsion-generating vehicle in the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277849 - Trackless vehicle and system for synchronous control of trackless vehicle: A system to transport a payload platform along a predefined path in an amusement facility, including a system controller to generate and transmit a timing signal and a propulsion platform, coupled to and supporting the payload platform, to traverse the predefined path in synchronism with the timing signal received from... Agent:

20140277840 - Vehicle immobilizer: Disclosed is a base unit that may be used to demobilize a vehicle. The base unit may include a microprocessor, a relay connected to the microprocessor, and at least one transceiver connected to the microprocessor. In example embodiments, the microprocessor may be configured to receive data related to a number... Agent:

20140277851 - Watercraft automation and aquatic effort data utilization: Watercraft automation and aquatic data utilization for aquatic efforts are disclosed. In one aspect, an anchor point is obtained and a watercraft position maintenance routine is actuated to control the watercraft to maintain association with the anchor point. In another aspect, prior aquatic effort data is obtained in association with... Agent:

20140277855 - Compensating for lead-lag in rotor system: A control system for a rotor assembly includes a plurality of sensors configured to detect a lead-lag rate of each rotor blade of a plurality of rotor blades rotatable around a shaft and a flight control computer configured to generate lead-lag compensation signals based on the detected lead rate and... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20140277854 - Modular drone and methods for use: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a drone. The drone may include: a navigation unit configured to determine the location of the drone and navigate the drone to designated locations; a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader configured to read RFID tag information from RFID tags; and a wireless network transceiver configured... Agent: Azure Sky Group LLC

20140277853 - System and method for determining aircraft operational parameters and enhancing aircraft operation: A method for identifying variations in aircraft operational parameters includes processing a four-dimensional (4D) aircraft trajectory for a flight along a defined route. The method also includes determining an aircraft intent corresponding to the flight along the defined route based at least in part on an aircraft performance model from... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277856 - Avionics device, systems and methods of display: The present general inventive concept relates to methods and systems to select and display information on an avionics display screen. The systems and methods allow for the selection and display of information using knobs to highlight and select the desired information for display, eliminating the need for a cursor function.... Agent: Aspen Avionics, Inc.

20140277857 - Methods, systems and computer readable media for arming aircraft runway approach guidance modes: Methods, systems, and computer readable media are disclosed for direct arming aircraft runway approach guidance modes, for example and without limitation, for aircraft operational. In some aspects, a method for directly arming a runway approach guidance mode of an aircraft includes displaying on a display unit an airport, selecting the... Agent: Airbus Operations (sas)

20140277862 - Apparatus and method for controlling a locomotive consist: A locomotive assembly including a legacy locomotive controller and an intercept locomotive controller and a method of controlling a locomotive are disclosed. The locomotive assembly includes a locomotive having a power bus, a primary power unit coupled to the power bus, and a legacy locomotive controller programmed to transmit control... Agent: Bright Energy Storage Technologies, LLP

20140277858 - System and method for optimizing energy consumption in railway systems: A method optimizes energy consumption in a railway system including a set of trains and a set of substations connected to a grid. The method optimizes control parameters controlling at least part of the energy consumption of the railway system to produce optimized control parameters minimizing a total power provided... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20140277861 - System and method for optimizing energy consumption in railway systems with energy storage devices: A system and method optimizes energy consumption in a railway system including a set of trains, a set of energy storage devices, and a set of substations connected to a grid by first optimizing control parameters controlling at least part of the energy consumption of the railway system to produce... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20140277860 - System and method of vehicle system control: A method for controlling a vehicle system includes obtaining an off-board-based input speed of a vehicle system traveling along a curved segment of a first route. The off-board-based input speed is obtained from data provided by an off-board device disposed off the vehicle system. The method also includes determining a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277863 - System for monitoring movement of railroad track: A system for monitoring movement of railroad track includes a plurality of data collection units secured to respective railroad ties in a curved section of railroad track. Each data collection unit includes a GPS receiver. The data collection units collect location data from the GPS receivers and transmit the location... Agent: Herzog Railroad Services, Inc.

20140277859 - Train integrity and end of train location via rf ranging: Systems and methods that can be used in a Positive Train Control system to continuously monitor train integrity and end of train location using radio frequency (RF) ranging techniques to determine the line of sight distance between the head end and the end of the train. The systems and methods... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20140277865 - Method and apparatus for real-time polars: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for real-time creation of vessel performance models. Performance inputs are received from a set of sensors during a voyage of a vessel. The performance inputs are data associated with a performance of the vessel during the voyage. A real-time performance model... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140277864 - System and method for navigation for unmanned undersea vehicles: System and method for navigating an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) using three-dimensional acoustic reflectivity data sets and a beam steered downward looking sonar capturing sub-bottom features and creating three-dimensional representations to compare with the reflectivity data sets to general navigation corrections. Acoustically senses and exploits sub-bottom features for navigation of... Agent: The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20140277879 - Battery electric hybrid drive for a combine harvester: A hybrid drive system for a combine includes a control wherein the hybrid system control determines a battery pack state-of-charge of the battery pack, and the hybrid system control also receives the current engine load estimate and engine speed from the engine control. Depending upon these variables, the hybrid control... Agent:

20140277868 - Cleaning machine with collision prevention: A floor cleaning machine includes a set of obstacle sensors that detect when the machine is approaching an obstacle. If the obstacle is less than a threshold distance away from the machine, the machine may output an alert and override the operator's command with a command to reduce the speed... Agent: Intellibot Robotics LLC

20140277877 - Control and operator interface for combine having hybrid drive: Methods are provided to operate a battery electric drive for a combine to ensure battery charge sufficiency during operation of the drive. One method includes monitoring the actual state of charge (SOC) of the battery pack during combine operation; calculating a running average of the actual SOC over a selected... Agent: Deere & Company

20140277891 - Control apparatus for vehicle: In a vehicle with a driving power source (an engine, a motor generator, or a similar component) to output driving power for running to a driving wheel, in a case where a restart is requested on the driving power source in an accelerator-on state after a stop operation is performed... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140277890 - Control device for hybrid vehicle: Provided is a control device for a hybrid vehicle capable of attaining an assist torque generated by a clutch mechanism at an appropriate timing, upon starting the engine. Since an electronic control device outputs an engagement command for engaging a clutch (clutch mechanism) at a time preceding an (ignition) start... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140277882 - Control strategy for an electric machine in a vehicle: A system and method for controlling an electric vehicle include at least one controller configured to detect an over-voltage condition when an electric-machine voltage exceeds an over-voltage threshold. In response to the over-voltage condition, the electric machine and a variable voltage controller (VVC) are disabled. Upon determining the electric-machine voltage... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277873 - Control strategy to alter available wheel power in a vehicle: A hybrid electric vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine for providing propulsion forces to wheels of the vehicle. In an electric-only propulsion mode, the engine is disabled and the electric machine acts as the power source for the wheels. In a hybrid propulsion mode, the engine is activated... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277884 - Drive system and method for driving a vehicle: A drive system includes a control unit and a traction device. The control unit is configured to receive a load variation signal indicating a vehicle load is to be or being changed and generate a traction torque in response to the load variation signal. The traction device is coupled to... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277888 - Dynamic control for light electric vehicles: A method for dynamic control of an electric vehicle operable based on a throttle value received from a throttle and a default throttle map correlating default output values with throttle values, the method including: determining a user parameter; detecting a condition indicative of perturbation; in response to detecting the condition... Agent: Boosted, Inc.

20140277870 - Extended-range electric vehicle with supercapacitor range extender: A vehicle includes an engine, fraction motor, final drive assembly, battery pack, and a supercapacitor module electrically connected to the battery pack. The vehicle also has first and second clutches and a controller. The clutches have opposite apply states. The first clutch connects an engine driveshaft to the motor to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277892 - Hybrid drive system: In order to provide a hybrid drive system that suppresses a useless change of a pump driving path and that has a high durability, a plurality of drive sources, an output mechanism that outputs rotational power to an outside on the basis of those operation states, a control device that... Agent:

20140277875 - Hybrid electric vehicle driveline active damping and transient smoothness control: A method and system for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle include controlling torque in a traction motor in response to a provisional motor torque that has been adjusted based on a difference between a measured traction motor speed and a calculated vehicle speed and filtered to attenuate a resonant driveline... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277876 - Hybrid vehicle and method of braking by controlling an exhaust heat recovery device bypass valve on a hybrid vehicle: A method of braking a vehicle includes determining via a controller a desired braking power for braking the vehicle. Under the method, a bypass valve that controls exhaust gas flow through the exhaust heat recovery device is moved via the controller to a relatively restrictive position to provide at least... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277885 - Hybrid vehicle control apparatus: A control device of a hybrid vehicle minimizes fuel consumption by an internal combustion engine while controlling, for a preset period that substantially corresponds to an update cycle of an instructed fuel consumption change rate, an electrical charge-discharge energy balance of a battery to have a predetermined value, (i) by... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140277881 - Hybrid-electric vehicle engine starting method and system: A system or method for controlling an engine in a hybrid vehicle include cranking the engine subject to a first torque limit in response to an engine start request, receiving an engine rotational position signal, and cranking the engine subject to a second torque limit in response to the engine... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277874 - Information display system and method: A user interface for conveying tips on driving behaviors or vehicle settings that will improve vehicle efficiency may be provided. The tips may be listed on an information display along with an efficiency impact value associated with each tip. The efficiency impact values may be conveyed in terms of fuel... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277869 - Method and system for controlling an electric vehicle while charging: An electric vehicle has a thermal circuit connected to a traction battery and a cabin climate system, a user interface, and a controller. The controller is configured to charge the traction battery to a target state of charge, condition the traction battery to a target battery temperature, and condition a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277887 - Method and system for detecting battery type and capacity and automatically adjusting related vehicle parameters: An electric vehicle and a method for adjusting vehicle parameters based on a type of battery modules inserted into a vehicle. A processor is configured to: receive at least one input parameter from the battery modules housed in the vehicle; determine at least a type (e.g., lithium or lead acid)... Agent:

20140277878 - Method for operating hybrid vehicle: A method and system used to identify an optimal hybrid vehicle operating mode based on a variety of potential factors, and then recommend the optimal operating mode to the driver so that they can make an informed decision regarding their operating mode selection. In one embodiment, the method uses geographic-,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277880 - Moving body: A fuel cell vehicle is provided that can perform communicative filling only in a case in which it is possible to perform communicative filling appropriately. The vehicle includes: a pressure sensor and temperature sensor; a communication system that transmits data signals generated based on the outputs of these sensors; a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140277866 - Reduced central processing unit load and memory usage battery state of charge calculation: A vehicle having a battery pack with cells grouped into subsets and at least one controller programmed to charge and discharge the battery pack is disclosed. A control output is generated based on a pack state of charge derived from each cell's initial state of charge at vehicle activation and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277889 - System and method for vehicle performance control: A system and method are provided for controlling a drivetrain of a vehicle which includes a prime mover operatively connected to at least one tractive element. The system and method include determining the vehicle's total weight and, using an electronic controller carried by the vehicle, causing the prime mover to... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277883 - System and method of vehicle system control: A method for controlling a vehicle system includes determining a vehicle reference speed using an off-board-based input speed and an onboard-based input speed. The off-board-based input speed is representative of a moving speed of the vehicle system and is determined from data received from an off-board device. The onboard-based input... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277871 - Systems and methods for maintaining an industrial lift truck within defined bounds: Systems and methods maintain a lift truck within defined bounds. A controller analyzes actual and/or predicted lift truck behavior, and based on the analyzed lift truck behavior, the controller control at least one lift truck performance parameter. The performance parameter is controlled to maintain the lift truck center of gravity... Agent:

20140277872 - User interface system and method: A system and method for controlling an electric-vehicle is provided. The system and method calculates a likelihood of arriving at a destination based on vehicle data and a current route. The likelihood is compared to least a first threshold and a second threshold. A first action is implemented when the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277886 - Vehicle control apparatus: A vehicle control apparatus includes a determination portion determining whether a vehicle is running by using a motor without using an engine or the vehicle is running by using both of the engine and the motor, a detection portion detecting a start-up request of the engine, a drive power calculation... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140277867 - Vehicle mass detection system: A vehicle system and a method for calculating a vehicle mass is provided. In at least one embodiment, the system and the method measure current consumed by an electric machine of the vehicle to calculate vehicle mass. A controller of the vehicle uses the calculated mass to control operation of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277895 - Apparatus and method for autonomous control and balance of a vehicle and for imparting roll and yaw moments on a vehicle for test purposes: An autonomous vehicle control system for use on a vehicle, such as a motorcycle or an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) to autonomously control the vehicle without a driver during vehicle testing is provided. The vehicle control system comprises a moment generator coupleable to the vehicle and configured to selectively generate a... Agent:

20140277894 - Autonomous vehicle comprising extracorporeal blood treatment machine: An autonomous vehicle is provided that includes an autonomous vehicle control system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the autonomous vehicle control system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the autonomous vehicle is... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20140277896 - Dual-state steering wheel/input device: A steering wheel is configured as a dual-state input device configured to operate in two distinct states based on a current driving mode. In a manual driving mode, the input device is configured to control a limited set of vehicle functions and in an autonomous mode the input device is... Agent:

20140277893 - Steering system for an autonomously driven vehicle and methods of steering the same: A steering system for an autonomously driven vehicle and methods of steering the vehicle are disclosed. A main controller signals a secondary steering assembly to operate in a first phase when a power steering controller is in a first mode and a second phase to steer the vehicle when the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277897 - System for automatic driving and for warning of areas of reduced speed for vehicles: The system for automatic driving and for warning of areas of reduced speed for vehicles which consists of placing in the lower area of the vehicle a signal detector and sensor system using reflective encoded elements, strips or bands arranged on the road surface or underground in the same. The... Agent:

20140277900 - Mapping search engine offering sidewalk maps: Disclosed are a method and a system of a mapping search engine offering sidewalk maps, according to one embodiment. In one embodiment, a method of a sidewalk mapping server includes calculating a slope angle of a sidewalk transitioning into a street in at least one of a start location and... Agent:

20140277898 - Vehicle guidance based on tractor position: Guiding a leading vehicle according to a desired trailing vehicle path includes generating one or more proceeding paths for one or more intermediate locations along an implement train between a trailing vehicle first location and a leading vehicle second location. The proceeding paths generated with a propagation and transformation algorithm... Agent: Raven Industries, Inc.

20140277899 - Work vehicle coordinating system: Disclosed is a work vehicle coordinating system configured to carry out a ground work by a main work vehicle and an un-manned controlled sub work vehicle that follows up the main work vehicle. This system includes a main-vehicle position detection module, a sub-vehicle position detection module, a main-vehicle traveling path... Agent: Kubota Corporation

20140277901 - Use of uncertainty regarding observations of traffic intersections to modify behavior of a vehicle: Methods and devices for using uncertainty regarding observations of traffic intersections to modify behavior of a vehicle are disclosed. In one embodiment, an example method includes determining a state of a traffic intersection using information from one or more sensors of a vehicle. The vehicle may be configured to operate... Agent: Google Inc.

20140277903 - Method and device for displaying operating states of units of a vehicle: A method for displaying operating states of units of a vehicle wherein a control device generates graphics data which control a display device so that a first graphics object is displayed with a representation of the vehicle in a first state, and that a second graphics object is generated with... Agent:

20140277902 - System and method for crowdsourcing vehicle-related analytics: Currently vehicles typically include an engine computer that outputs diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) that are indicative of some fault condition in a vehicle. DTCs can tell a specific problem with a particular part such as that a cylinder in an engine is misfiring, but do not provide any indication as... Agent: Telogis, Inc.

20140277904 - Method for monitoring a subsystem installed in a motor vehicle: A method for monitoring a subsystem installed in a motor vehicle involves a diagnostic unit checking the subsystem for system errors at least during driving cycles of the motor vehicle, the check being carried out for an occurrence as well as for a correction of a system error. The diagnostic... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140277905 - Methods and apparatus to manage a fleet of work machines: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for managing a fleet of work machines. An example method disclosed herein includes determining corresponding performance metrics for a plurality of machine configurations to complete corresponding missions at a work site of an operation; assigning a machine configuration of the plurality of machine configurations to... Agent: Deere & Company

20140277906 - Method and system for monitoring vehicles: The invention provides a method for monitoring a vehicle that features the steps of: 1) generating a data packet including vehicle data retrieved from the vehicle using a wireless appliance; 2) transmitting the data packet over an airlink with the wireless appliance so that the data packet passes through a... Agent:

20140277907 - Alternator and starter tester with capacitive element: A diagnostic system configured to test the performance of a vehicle component may include a processor configured to process test information from the vehicle component and control the vehicle component to be tested. The system may also include a memory configured to store the test information of the vehicle component... Agent:

20140277909 - Auto id and fingerprint system and method thereof: A diagnostic tool that can communicate with a computing device such as smart phone is provided. The diagnostic tool can include a power management system that allows the dynastic tool to enter lower power state in order to prevent the power drain of vehicle battery. The diagnostic tool can also... Agent:

20140277908 - Graphical user interface with vehicle scanned function: A graphical user interface is provided that can be used on a diagnostic tool. The graphical user interface allows a technician to operate various functions of the diagnostic tool including searching for additional information on the Internet, receiving weather information that is relevant to certain diagnostic tests, and displaying in... Agent:

20140277913 - Graphical user interface capable of changing units of measurement: A graphical user interface is provided that can be used on a diagnostic tool. The graphical user interface allows a technician to operate various functions of the diagnostic tool including searching for additional information on the Internet, receiving weather information that is relevant to certain diagnostic tests, and displaying in... Agent:

20140277914 - Graphical user interface with enlarged data window function: A graphical user interface is provided that can be used on a diagnostic tool. The graphical user interface allows a technician to operate various functions of the diagnostic tool including searching for additional information on the Internet, receiving weather information that is relevant to certain diagnostic tests, and displaying in... Agent:

20140277912 - Graphical user interface with on board and off-board resources: A graphical user interface is provided that can be used on a diagnostic tool. The graphical user interface allows a technician to operate various functions of the diagnostic tool including searching for additional information on the Internet, receiving weather information that is relevant to certain diagnostic tests, and displaying in... Agent:

20140277910 - Predictive peer-based tire health monitoring: A method, apparatus and program product determine a health condition for the tires on one or more vehicles by performing an individual self-comparison and a peer-based comparison for each tire, where the individual self-comparison reduces variances between the plurality of tires on the vehicle, and the peer-based comparison reduces variances... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

20140277915 - Smart power management system and method thereof: A diagnostic tool that can communicate with a computing device such as smart phone is provided. The diagnostic tool can include a power management system that allows the dynastic tool to enter lower power state in order to prevent the power drain of vehicle battery. The diagnostic tool can also... Agent:

20140277916 - System and method for facilitating transportation of a vehicle involved in a crash: A system, method, and computer-readable medium to facilitate treatment of a damaged vehicle by gathering crash information, estimating an extent of vehicle damage, and requesting transport of the damaged vehicle from the crash site to a treatment facility.... Agent: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

20140277911 - Vibration analyzer for vehicle diagnostics: A vibration analyzer with an integrated sensor and method are provided to sense a vibration in a component of a vehicle. The vibration analyzer includes a three-axis accelerometer, a controller, a connector, a wireless interface and a battery. The vibration analyzer receives vibration data and vehicle data and packages them... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC

20140277918 - Method for processing data and an electronic device thereof: A method and apparatus for processing vehicle driving data in an electronic device are provided. The method includes receiving driving data, corresponding to a vehicle, from a driving data acquiring device; transmitting the driving data to a server; and receiving standard driving data, which is obtained by standardizing the driving... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140277917 - Wireless vehicle-monitoring system: Embodiments of the present invention provide a wireless appliance for monitoring a vehicle. The wireless appliance includes a microprocessor configured to select a vehicle-communication protocol of a host vehicle, and then communicate with the host vehicle through the vehicle-communication protocol. The appliance also includes a vehicle-communication circuit, in electrical communication... Agent:

20140277919 - Method for providing vehicle configurations: A method for providing vehicle configurations, the providing of at least one vehicle configuration is a function of a local position of the vehicle.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140277920 - Apparatus and method for preventing a vehicle from running out of fuel: An apparatus for use with a motor vehicle to simulate fuel loss to encourage early refueling to prevent stranding. The apparatus may cause stumbling and hesitation by interrupting various engine management systems to simulate low fuel in the tank by cutting either spark or fuel momentarily or applying the brakes.... Agent:

20140277921 - System and method for data entity identification and analysis of maintenance data: A method for identifying and analyzing data entities from (maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO)) data is provided. The method includes obtaining MRO data comprising unstructured text information. The method also includes performing named entity recognition on the MRO data to extract entities from the unstructured text information and label the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140277922 - Diagnostic tool with a plurality of operating systems: A diagnostic tool may include a user interface operating system comprising a computer processor that operates in a first operating environment. The diagnostic tool may also include a vehicle diagnostic operating system comprising a computer processor that operates in a second operating environment, wherein the second operating environment is different... Agent:

20140277923 - Deployable flight recorder: A deployable airfoil unit is disclosed. It has a housing comprising a front surface and a rear surface joined by a top surface, two opposing side surfaces, and a bottom surface. The top surface and the front surface form an acute angle, and the top surface is larger than the... Agent: Drs C3 & Aviation Company

20140277924 - Flight recorder deployment system and method: Embodiments of the invention provides an automatic deployable flight recorder (ADFR) system that includes a deployable fight recorder, a plurality of crash sensors, and a recorder release unit. The recorder release unit is communicatively coupled to the deployable fight recorder and the plurality of crash sensors, and is configured to... Agent: Drs C3 & Aviation Company

20140277925 - Vehicular system, ecu, storing instruction transmission device, and storage request transmission device: A vehicular system includes a master ECU, a first slave ECU, and a second slave ECU. The second slave ECU transmits a storing request to the master ECU on detection of a malfunction. The master ECU transmits a storing instruction for causing diagnostic information to be stored, on reception of... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140277926 - Dynamic tire slip angle estimation system and method: A dynamic slip angle estimation system and method uses measured vehicle acceleration and yaw rate parameters in estimating a tire slip angle. From load sensor(s) mounted to the vehicle tire, a tire static load estimation is made and a tire slip angle is calculated at low frequency. The vehicle center... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

20140277928 - Electronic stroke sensor for air disc brake: A vehicle brake monitor assembly for an air disk brake includes a brake actuator having a pushrod projecting from inside a chamber of said brake actuator. The pushrod releasably actuates a lever arm of a caliper thereby moving the disk brake into a braking position when the pushrod is in... Agent: Indian Head Industries, Inc.

20140277927 - Fuel consumption compensation for evaporative emissions system leak detection methods: A method for monitoring an evaporative emissions control (EVAP) system that includes compensating a diagnostic leakage test based on a fuel consumption amount during a test interval is disclosed. The method includes establishing a leak test pressure in the EVAP system, operating the operating the associated valves and pumps such... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20140277929 - Method of detecting wear of a tyre: A method for detecting a wear condition of a tyre utilizes tread pattern elements included on the tyre. The elements are adapted to generate first and second acoustic footprint noises (BEA1, BEA2), with one of the first and second acoustic footprint noises being characteristic of the wear condition of the... Agent: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin

20140277940 - Display system and method thereof: A display system for use in a vehicle is disclosed including an imager configured to capture images corresponding to a field of view rearward of the vehicle. The imager is in communication with a processing unit configured to receive data representative of the captured images from the imager. A display... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140277938 - Dual function electronic control unit: Methods and apparatus are provided for an electronic control unit that can be adjusted or changed to operate in different manners for different circumstances. The apparatus includes an electronic control unit (ECU) for operation of a plurality of electronic components, such as latch motors. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277937 - In-vehicle access of mobile device functions: In-vehicle access of mobile device functions is provided wherein a vehicle is coupled to the mobile device, and obtains a list of apps installed thereon. A user manipulates vehicle controls to operate a select app and the vehicle modifies its display based on the app.... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140277933 - Interactive engine: A system includes a unit configured to read information of a vehicle system, a projector configured to display the information on a surface of a vehicle, and a sensor configured to receive gesture input from a user. The information displayed on the surface of the vehicle is manipulatable based on... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140277934 - Method and apparatus for ambient lighting incoming message alert: A system includes a processor configured to receive settings for one or more vehicle ambient lighting activation sequences. The processor is further configured to receive a signal relating to a notification for which an audio sound could be played. The processor is additionally configured to recognize that an ambient light... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277932 - Method and system for supervising information communication based on occupant and vehicle environment: A vehicle computer system includes one or more processors configured to receive context data representative of a vehicle's environment from one or more modules. The one or more processors are programmed and configured to receive the context data from one or more modules, determine an attention demand value utilizing the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277930 - Motor vehicle active noise reduction: A device and method that is configured to operate an active noise reduction system for a motor vehicle, where there is an active noise reduction system input signal that is related to the vehicle engine operation, and where the active noise reduction system comprises one or more adaptive filters that... Agent:

20140277936 - System and method for controlling a vehicle user interface based on gesture angle: An in-vehicle computing system allows a user to control components of the vehicle by performing gestures. The user provides a selecting input to indicate that he wishes to control one of the components. After the component is identified, the user performs a gesture to control the component. The gesture and... Agent:

20140277939 - Time and environment aware graphical displays for driver information and driver assistance systems: A graphics display system for driver information and driver assistance applications generates controllable and dynamic graphical effects in conjunction with 3D visualization of maps. The system generates a display of a map in a 3D virtual environment that responds to the environment changes in a dynamic and visually intuitive manner... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140277931 - Vehicle power systems and methods employing fuel cells: Power systems and methods described herein can provide power system management and power delivery, among other functionality. The power systems and methods for a vehicle can employ a fuel cell, such as a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC), as a power source in conjunction with another power sources, such as... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc.

20140277935 - Vehicle tracking of personal devices with response system: A method for tracking an object through a system onboard a motor vehicle is provided. The method includes detecting a wireless device, determining a position of the wireless device, recognizing the position of the wireless device relative to the vehicle, analyzing the position of the wireless device with respect to... Agent: Denso International America, Inc.

20140277943 - Display apparatus and method for assisting parking: A display apparatus and method for assisting parking is disclosed, the method comprising combining images of all directions of a vehicle photographed by a photographing unit installed on the vehicle into an around view, generating an expected travel trace of the vehicle using steering angle information of the vehicle, overlaying... Agent:

20140277944 - Electric power assisted steering systems: A vehicle comprising an electric power assist steering (EPAS) system, wherein the EPAS system is configured to receive a detected value of steering wheel angle and/or steering wheel angular velocity and wherein the EPAS system is configured to improve the accuracy of the detected value of steering wheel angle and/or... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140277941 - Jackknife condition for backing up of a vehicle attached to a long wheelbase dual axle trailers: A jackknife warning condition controller and control method notifies a driver of a potential jackknife situation while backing up a vehicle with an attached trailer. The vehicle has a front axle with steerable front wheels controlled by the driver and a rear axle with non-steerable rear wheels. The trailer has... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140277942 - Trailer length estimation in hitch angle applications: A vehicle system for estimating a trailer length is disclosed. The system incorporates at least one sensor configured to measure a wheel steer angle and a trailer angle in communication with a processor. The processor is operable to determine a first length by a first computation method and determine a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277946 - System and method for reducing steering wheel vibration in electronic power steering systems: Methods and apparatus are provided for reducing steering wheel vibrations in electronic power steering systems. The apparatus includes a processor and performs a method that estimates an average angular wheel speed of at least one wheel of the vehicle; determines an average wheel angle from the average angular wheel speed;... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277945 - System for providing assist torque based on a vehicle state: A control system for providing an assist torque is provided. The control system includes a control algorithm module and a comfort limit module. The control algorithm module calculates a corrective steering torque based on a target vehicle state and an estimated vehicle state. The comfort limit module receives a handwheel... Agent: Steering SolutionsIPHolding Corporation

20140277949 - Airbag apparatus: An airbag apparatus connected with a battery includes activation circuits each of which has a squib and a high-side switching element, a safing switching element connected between the battery and the activation circuits, a safing switch control circuit controlling the safing switching element to provide a target voltage to the... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20140277947 - Apparatus for determining a seat occupancy: A seating determination apparatus includes a transition processing unit 29 configured to make a transition of the state between a first seating determination state in which an airbag apparatus is brought into an operation-permitted state and the second seating determination state in which the airbag apparatus is in the operation-prohibited... Agent:

20140277950 - External airbag deployment method and system: Disclosed herein is an external airbag deployment method. The method includes setting, by a controller, a detection area located in front. In addition, the method includes setting, by the controller, a target object from objects detected in the detection area, when an object has a relative velocity greater than a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140277948 - Seat belt warning device: In a seatbelt warning apparatus, a control unit performs a transition process configured to transfer the mode to a baggage recognition mode on the condition that a load detection unit detects a load larger than a first load and smaller than a second load continuously for a preset time in... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140277951 - Vehicle device controller for operating devices installed in vehicle: A vehicle device controller and a method for operating devices installed in a vehicle can operate devices by disposing electrodes with an elastic material therebetween on a steering wheel and utilizing the amount of change in capacitance due to gripping pressure by a driver. The vehicle device controller for operating... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140277953 - Seat slide apparatus for vehicle: A seat slide apparatus includes a lock device, which is switchable between locked and released states, and a control device, which controls the operation of the lock device. The control device includes a manipulation detection portion, a first control portion, which switches the lock device to the released state in... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140277952 - System and method for controlling vehicle seat movement: A system and method are disclosed for controlling movement of a seat in a vehicle. A sensor assembly includes a sensor configured to sense a presence of an object and to generate an output signal representing a proximity of the object to the sensor. A control unit is configured to... Agent: Lear Corporation

20140277966 - Automated blade with load management control: There is here disclosed an excavation machine having an automatic controlled excavation implement that adjusts the excavation implement to maximize the earth moved in accordance with vehicle operating parameters, and finished terrain parameters.... Agent: Deere & Company

20140277967 - Distributed worksite management system: A distributed worksite data management system is provided. The system includes a plurality of machines, each having a data communication device and a controller on-board the machine. The controller is configured to read sensor data associated with the machine and transmit the sensor data to the data communication device. A... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140277955 - Driven loadable construct system and method for using the same: An apparatus, system, and method for a driven loadable construct, the apparatus, system and method utilizing a construct, at least one rotatable wheel mounted for enabling the construct to roll along a surface, at least one motor and power source coupled to the construct to be used to impart rotational... Agent:

20140277965 - Gps planting system: A seed planting system that plants seeds at a precise location within a field to allow for efficient in-row cultivation is provided herein. The planting system receives a GPS signal, processes that signal to determine the precise time at which to dispense a seed from an agricultural seeder or planter,... Agent:

20140277960 - Harvester with fuzzy control system for detecting steady crop processing state: A method, a system and a harvester (100) are arranged to detect a steady operating state of the harvester (100). A crop sensor (178b, 178c, 178e, 178f, 178g) senses a crop parameter. A processing result sensor (172a, 172b, 174, 178a, 178d) senses at least one processing result parameter. The crop... Agent:

20140277970 - Hybrid construction machine and method for controlling the same: The hybrid construction machine has: a swing structure; a work machine attached to the swing structure; an engine mounted on the swing structure; a first electric motor driven by the engine, the motor being capable of generating power; a hydraulic pump driven by the engine and the first electric motor;... Agent:

20140277962 - Implement performance: Disclosed are work implements, power machines and methods of operating implements and power machines using machine and implement controllers. An implement controller receives information from a power machine with which the work implement is paired indicative of operational characteristics of the power machine. The implement controller is configured to responsively... Agent:

20140277963 - Method for controlling unload of a mobile farm implement: A method of unloading mobile farm implements is presented. Unloading the mobile farm implement is accomplished by transmitting commands to unfold an auger arm and to open a container door and by monitoring weight measurements from the implement.... Agent: Unverferth Manufacturing Company

20140277969 - Mobile crane: The present application relates to a mobile crane comprising a telescopic boom which has a hinged section and at least one telescopic section which can be telescoped out of it, or to a crawler-mounted crane. In accordance with one embodiment, as a position detection device, it has at least one... Agent: Liebherr-werk Ehingen Gmbh

20140277959 - Multi-seed planter control system and method for the same: A method of automatically planting two or more seed types with an agricultural planter includes monitoring a planter location on a prescription map of an agricultural field. The planter includes one or more remotely adjustable planting characteristics. A seed type is selected based on the monitored planter location on the... Agent:

20140277961 - Operating state detection system for work machine with fusion considering sensor value reliabilty: A system for detecting an operating state of a work machine (100), comprises at least two sensors (160, 162, 164, 166, 168, 170, 178b, 178c, 178e, 178f, 178g, 172a, 172b, 174, 178a, 178d) for sensing parameters affecting an operation state of the machine (100) and an operating state evaluation circuit... Agent:

20140277957 - System and method for determining a ripping path: A system for determining a ripping path includes a position sensing system, a work implement, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine a plurality of positions of the machine as the machine moves along an operating path and the work implement moves a volume of material and sense... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140277954 - System and method for determining implement train position: Leading vehicle position information can be used to determine a location and heading of one or more implements of a trailing vehicle in an implement train that includes the leading vehicle. In an example, the leading vehicle pulls one or more trailing vehicles, and information about the leading vehicle position... Agent: Raven Industries, Inc.

20140277956 - System and method for heavy equipment navigation and working edge positioning: A system and method for automatically controlling working edges on a heavy equipment vehicle is provided. A GNSS/INS system determines a location of the vehicle. A vision system calculates a location of the working edge in a vision system coordinate system by obtaining images of a target connected to the... Agent: Novatel Inc.

20140277964 - System and method for monitoring a brake system of a mining machine: A mining machine including a brake operable to halt motion of a component of the mining machine; a first sensor operable to sense a characteristic of the brake to generate brake data; a second sensor operable to sense motion of the component of the mining machine to generate motion data;... Agent:

20140277958 - Systems and methods for sensor controlled reach carriage: Automated systems and methods control the velocity of the extension arm of a reach carriage. In particular, the extension arm is allowed to operate at full velocity when it is not approaching its extension or retraction limits. At the limits, the extension arm is gradually slowed to a stop. A... Agent:

20140277968 - Tractor: Provided is a tractor which allows continuation of a plowing work by appropriately elevating a plow when slip occurs in wheels. The tractor includes draft controlling means (34) for elevating the plow to a target machine body level value obtained by making reference to control information with a draft load... Agent: Kubota Corporation

20140277971 - In-truck fuel economy estimator: A system and method for generating vehicle fuel economy estimates. Information describing a path of travel and a vehicle are received from a user. A detailed representation of the path of travel is obtained. Road condition information for segments of the path of travel is obtained, and the path of... Agent: Paccar Inc

20140277972 - System and method of determining long term driving tendency of driver: A system and a method of determining a long term driving tendency of a driver may include a data detector detecting data for determining the long term driving tendency and a short term driving tendency of the driver; and a controller determining the short term driving tendency and the long... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140277973 - Vehicle immobilizer method and system: A system and method of immobilizing a vehicle include receiving a driver presence signal and a transmission state signal and commanding a transmission tie-up in response to the driver presence signal and the transmission state signal. In one embodiment, controlling a transmission element to tie-up a transmission includes braking approximately... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277974 - Automatic transmission shift control based on clutch torque capacity detection using calculated transmission input torque: A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain having a transmission to improve shift quality is based on detection of an initial rise time of an on-coming clutch torque capacity, which indicates the start of the torque phase. The initial rise time is detected using a transmission input shaft... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277975 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a transmission shift schedule in engine systems configured to operate with multiple fuels. During low engine speed and high engine load conditions, when an air charge temperature is elevated, engine operation is shifted from gasoline usage to CNG usage. The torque advantage of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277976 - Vehicle controller: A vehicle controller includes a lock-up clutch disposed to a power transmission path between an engine and a driving wheel, and a clutch configured to connect and disconnect the power transmission path, wherein at the time of switching driven traveling for causing a vehicle to travel by connecting the power... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140277978 - Apparatus and method for learning filling parameters for a clutch: A method and a device for calibrating a wet clutch is provided. The clutch comprises a pump, a piston, a proportional valve, a controller, and a pressure sensor. The method comprises the steps of closing the clutch by sending a pressure profile with fill parameters from the controller to the... Agent:

20140277977 - System and method of executing a double transition shift in a transmission with transitioning clutch having opposite clutch slip and torque carrying directions: A method of executing a double transition shift in a transmission includes determining via a controller that one of four clutches involved in the shift has a clutch slip direction relative to input member rotation direction in one of the current gear and the commanded gear and an opposite clutch... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277980 - Hill hold decay: A hill hold decay (HDD) system of a vehicle. The system includes a longitudinal acceleration sensor, a wheel speed sensor, a brake pedal detector, a gas pedal detector, a gear sensor, and a controller. The controller is configured to determine the vehicle has come to a standstill, determine a slope... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140277981 - Method for operating a hydraulic brake system: A method of operating a hydraulic brake system is described. A method of operating a hydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle having a mechatronic brake booster to boost a hydraulic pressure generated in a brake master cylinder of the brake system by a brake pedal of the motor vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277982 - Method for operating a motor vehicle: A method is provided for operating a motor vehicle having at least one drive unit which is suitable for providing a drive torque. A drive torque prompted by the driver by way of the accelerator pedal, in the case of a rapid change of the accelerator pedal position, is filtered... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140277979 - System and method for maintaining operational states of vehicle remote actuators during failure conditions: A system and method for maintaining operational states of vehicle remote actuators during failure conditions is described. The system controller determines if the actuator controller is operating properly by monitoring an enable line and initiates a safe mode of operation if the actuator is not operating properly.... Agent: Autoliv Asp, Inc.

20140277983 - Vehicle and method for controlling regenerative braking: A vehicle includes a control system configured to implement a method for regenerative braking control. The control system has at least one controller and is configured to control regenerative braking torque to be no greater than a regenerative braking torque limit when a wheel slip of a wheel of the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277984 - Coordinated brake control of wheels on a common differential: A hybrid vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and an electric motor for powering two wheels. The wheels are separated by a common differential. A controller is provided to execute certain commands related to the braking of the vehicle. During braking of the two wheels, one wheel exceeds its slip... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277985 - Traction control for power machine: A disclosed power machine has a power source with a rotational output that drives a first axle assembly with first and second wheels with one of the first and second wheels being a sensed wheel. Wheel speed and rotational speed sensors monitor the rotation speed of the first sensed wheel... Agent: Clark Equipment Company

20140277986 - Systems and methods for predicting traffic signal information: Systems and methods for predicting traffic signal information are provided. An exemplary method includes obtaining data from a plurality of types of sources and analyzing the data to predict states of a plurality of traffic signals. The data include crowdsourced data. The predictive traffic signal information may be used to... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140277987 - Vehicle speed control system and method: A system and method of operating a vehicle at a driver selected target speed. The system and method configured to identify a target speed based on a position of a gear shift selector and control engine torque and brake pressure to control the vehicle to operate at the target speed.... Agent:

20140277988 - Vehicle speed control system and method: A system for controlling vehicle speed in accordance with a current value of vehicle set-speed. The system responds to user input to change the current value of vehicle set-speed to a different value and is configured to store the current value of set-speed in a memory as a stored set-speed... Agent:

20140277989 - Adaptive cruise control system and method incorporating regenerative braking and start-stop functions: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a cruise control module, an engine control module, and a brake control module. The cruise control module determines a cruise torque request based on at least one of a following distance of a vehicle and a rate at which... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140277990 - Method and system for adaptively controlling distance and speed and for stopping a motor vehicle, and a motor vehicle which works with same: A method for stopping a motor vehicle, having an electronic environmental control device for evaluating the data of one or more environmental sensors, and an electronic braking control device for actuating a braking system, these exchanging information and/or instructions via a data bus. The method comprises: acquiring a distance to... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

20140277992 - Integrated health management approach to propulsion control system protection limiting: A real-time engine management system having a controller system configured to control demand on a first component of an engine. The controller system is also configured to access a first set of prognostic data about the first component, where the first set of prognostic data includes a remaining lifespan approximation... Agent: Rolls-royce North American Technologies, Inc.

20140277991 - Prognostic health management approaches for propulsion control systems: A real-time gas turbine management system includes a controller system coupled to a gas turbine engine. The controller system is configured to control demand on a first and second component of a gas turbine engine. The controller system is configured to identify a set point reference of the first component,... Agent: Rolls-royce North American Technologies, Inc.

20140277993 - Motor vehicle lift control system: An automatic motor vehicle lift control system responds to a motor vehicle wheelie event when a motor vehicle front lifts off from an operating surface. It functions to reduce power output from an engine of a vehicle in wheelie to prevent an accident. This automatic motor vehicle lift control system... Agent:

20140277999 - Cam phaser control: Arrangements for stabilizing valve timing adjustment mechanisms such as cam phasers during operation of an engine are described. The described approaches are particularly well suited for use during skip fire control, although they may be used advantageously in other applications as well. In general, the phase of an adjustable phase... Agent: Tula Technology, Inc.

20140277997 - Electronic detection of engine malfunction: Technologies for detecting malfunctioning of an engine are disclosed. The technologies include filtering an operation signal of the engine, converting the filtered signal to a direct current signal, and determining whether the engine is malfunctioning based on an amplitude of the direct current signal. The operation signal may be filtered... Agent:

20140277995 - Hierarchical vehicle de-rate and notification system: An on-board vehicle computer system is configured to detect a condition of a vehicle; identify a de-rate cause for the vehicle in a hierarchical set of de-rate causes, wherein the de-rate cause is associated with the condition; select a de-rate type from a set of possible de-rate types based at... Agent: Paccar Inc

20140277998 - Hybrid vehicle exhaust diagnostics: Methods are provided for performing diagnostic routines in a hybrid vehicle. In one example approach, a method for operating a hybrid vehicle comprises inhibiting engine shutdown and enabling deceleration fuel shut off to perform a monitoring test while a vehicle speed is above a threshold speed.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140277994 - Sliding mode controller for engine thermal management: A sliding mode controller for one or more valves in an engine induction or exhaust system provides improved thermal control over an engine. Double discrete variable rate filters generate position and velocity profiles for various intake and exhaust valves. Alternatively, double discrete fixed rate filters may be used to generate... Agent:

20140277996 - System and method for controlling airflow through a ventilation system of an engine when cylinders of the engine are deactivated: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an airflow determination module and a cylinder activation module. The airflow determination module determines an amount of airflow through a ventilation system for a crankcase of an engine. The cylinder activation module, when a cylinder of the engine is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140278000 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system includes: an engine; a power transmission device that transmits power from the engine to drive wheels; a mechanical pump that supplies oil for operating the power transmission device to the power transmission device by driving of the engine; and an electric pump that supplies the oil... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140278002 - Altitude compensation for target engine speed in hybrid electric vehicle: A method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle includes selecting a first target engine speed in response to a driver power request, calculating an available engine torque at the first target engine speed, adjusting the target engine speed if the available engine torque is insufficient to satisfy the driver power... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140278004 - Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine: A method for stopping an internal combustion engine, in which an air flow supplied via an air metering device, in particular a throttle valve of the internal combustion engine, is reduced after a stopping request has been ascertained, an undershoot point in time is ascertained, at which an ascertained speed... Agent:

20140278003 - Rejuvenation control of palladium-only diesel oxidation catalyst: A method is disclosed for assessing and maintaining the use of a palladium-only (i.e., platinum free) oxidation catalyst body to oxidize carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons in the exhaust stream of a diesel engine powered vehicle, which is operated at a fuel-lean air-to-fuel ratio (A/F) for much of the time it... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140278001 - System and method for controlling an operating frequency of a purge valve to improve fuel distribution to cylinders of an engine: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an engine speed module and a valve control module. The engine speed module determines a speed of an engine based on a position of a crankshaft. The valve control module selectively adjusts an operating frequency of a purge valve... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140278008 - Automotive vehicle and method for operating an engine therein: A method for operating an engine in a vehicle includes measuring a current to or from a generator mechanically coupled with the engine and determining at least one operating parameter of the engine. The method also includes providing an amount of fuel to the engine based on the current and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140278006 - Method for controlling an amount of fuel and vehicle including same: A method is provided for operating a vehicular engine that comprises a plurality of pistons and a plurality of cylinders. The method comprises detecting an engine temperature and detecting an alcohol concentration of fuel. The method further comprises selecting an amount of fuel according to the engine temperature and the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140278005 - Method for improving engine starting: A method and system for improving starting of an engine that may be repeatedly stopped and started is presented. In one example, the method adjusts a port fuel injection amount in response to engine stopping position. The engine stopping position may be indicative of a fraction of injected fuel that... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140278007 - Using cylinder firing history for combustion control in a skip fire engine: Various methods and arrangements for determining a combustion control parameter for a working chamber in an engine are described. In one aspect, an engine controller includes a firing counter that stores a firing history for the working chamber. A combustion control module is used to determine a combustion control parameter,... Agent:

20140278009 - Phaser control systems and methods for balancing mean effective pressure: An engine control system includes a mean effective pressure (MEP) module, an imbalance module, and a phaser control module. The MEP module determines MEPs for combustion cycles of cylinders, respectively, of an engine. The imbalance module selectively determines whether first and second banks of the cylinders are imbalanced based on... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140278010 - Engine knock detection systems and methods: A method includes: generating an indicator of present operating conditions of an engine; determining a first amount of noise based on vibration measured during a first plurality of combustion events of a cylinder; storing the first amount of noise and a first value of the indicator in a mapping based... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140278011 - Advanced exhaust gas recirculation fueling control: For exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) fueling control, at least one donor cylinder of a plurality of cylinders in an engine provides exhaust gas to an air intake for the plurality of cylinders. A fuel variable restriction initially provides fuel concurrent with an intake stroke for the at least one donor... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140278013 - Fault diagnostic systems and methods using oxygen sensor impedance: A diagnostic system of a vehicle includes an impedance module and a diagnostic module. The impedance module determines an impedance of a sensing element of an exhaust gas oxygen sensor based on a response of the sensing element to a change in current through the sensing element. The diagnostic module... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140278012 - System and method for sampling and processing mass air flow sensor data: A vehicle includes an engine having cylinders in fluid communication with an intake air flow, a mass air flow (MAF) sensor positioned with respect to the intake air flow which outputs a pulse train signal describing the frequency of the intake air flow, and a controller. The controller includes a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140278016 - Engine torque spike cancellation device: A torque spike cancellation device for an internal combustion engine is provided. The torque spike cancellation device comprises a first member, a second member, and a third member. The first member is in driving engagement with an output of the internal combustion engine. The second member is in driving engagement... Agent:

20140278015 - Rotational sensor and controller: Engine control systems having rotational sensors and controllers, and associated methods and systems, are disclosed herein. An engine control system in accordance with a particular embodiment can include a drum operably coupled to a rotating shaft of an engine. The drum can include a pattern positioned on its surface and... Agent:

20140278014 - System and method for engine transient power response: There is provided a system and method for controlling an engine. A request signal indicative of a demand for the engine to output a required power level is first receive. A position control signal is then generated in response to the request signal. The position request signal is indicative of... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

20140278017 - Apparatus, system, and method for reducing engine knock: A system and method for reducing engine knock associated with an internal combustion engine. An exhaust gas recirculation sub-system is fluidly connected to the internal combustion engine and includes a compressor and an exhaust gas storage tank fluidly connected to the compressor. In response to measuring that engine knock is... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc.

20140278020 - Diagnostic system and method for vehicle starter: A diagnostic system and method for a vehicle with a starter-based stop-start system. At least one diagnostic check is performed before stopping the engine as a function of the stop-start system. Both diagnostic checks may be performed. If a diagnostic check indicates a failure of the starter motor or solenoid,... Agent:

20140278018 - Method and system for improving engine starting: A method and a system for improving operation of an automatically started engine are described. In one example, slip of a disconnect clutch is adjusted to limit an amount of engine torque transferred to vehicle wheels. The method and system adjust disconnect clutch slip in response to transmission input shaft... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140278019 - System and method for optimizing availability of vehicle energy conserving modes: Vehicles capable of operating in an energy conserving mode may include an interface for conveying inhibitors preventing activation of the energy conserving mode. The system may identify the inhibiting features and prompt an operator of the vehicle for authorization to disable the inhibiting features or adjust the feature states to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140278023 - Method for supplying a rail pressure in a common rail system: A method is described for supplying a rail pressure sufficient for a restart of a common rail internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine is operated in a start/stop operation in which the internal combustion engine is stopped in response to a stop request and is started up again in... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140278022 - Power supply device, on-vehicle electronic system, and method for controlling boosting circuit: A power supply device is mounted in a vehicle capable of starting an engine with power supplied from a battery, and includes a booster configured to boost voltage supplied from the battery, a detecting unit configured to detect an engine start, a counting unit configured to count an engine start... Agent: Alpine Electronics, Inc.

20140278025 - Remote start control system for a vehicle with a bus controllable brake and associated methods: A remote start control system is for a vehicle including a data communications bus extending through the vehicle, an engine, at least one vehicle brake being selectively operable based upon a parking brake command on the data communications bus, and a vehicle climate control system operable based upon a climate... Agent: Omega Patents, L.L.C.

20140278024 - Remote start control system for a vehicle with a bus controllable window and associated methods: A remote start control system is for a vehicle including a data communications bus extending through the vehicle, an engine, a window motor associated with a window and operating the window based upon a move window command on the data communications bus, and a vehicle climate control system operable based... Agent: Omega Patents, L.l.c

20140278021 - Steering wheel direction indicator for neutral start: A visual steering wheel direction indicator for a self-propelled machine. The indicator may additionally exhibit an indicator of the amount that the steering wheel must be turned in order to reach neutral. The indicator may be integrated into a neutral start system and may include dedicated direction indicators that function... Agent: Cnh America, LLC

20140278026 - Apparatus and system for monitoring and managing traffic flow: An apparatus and system for monitoring and managing traffic flow. The system includes a plurality of remote sensor devices arranged in a plurality of vehicles, a plurality of remote communication devices arranged along one or more roadways and in communication with the plurality of remote sensor devices, a central server,... Agent:

20140278029 - Methods and software for managing vehicle priority in a self-organizing traffic control system: Methods and software for managing vehicle priority proximate to a potential travel-priority conflict zone, such as a roadway intersection, where travel conflicts, such as crossing traffic, can arise. Coordination involves forming an ad-hoc network in a region containing the conflict zone using, for example, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and developing a dynamic... Agent:

20140278027 - Methods and systems for associating vehicles en route to a common destination: Methods and systems are provided for associating vehicles en route to a common destination. A request is received from a first vehicle as to an identification of one or more additional vehicles en route to the common destination. The first vehicle is associated with the additional vehicles as part of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140278028 - Security system with traffic monitoring: The present disclosure relates to approaches for providing real time traffic information to a user using a control panel of a building automation system. The control panel includes a processor, a memory in electronic communication with the processor, and instructions stored in the memory that are executable by the processor... Agent: Vivint, Inc.

20140278030 - Automobile traffic detection system: An traffic detection system (TDS) can receive an information signal associated with a sensed vehicle. The vehicle may be sensed on a roadway by one or more sensors. The system can identify data within the received signal indicative of characteristics of the vehicle, and determine a classification of the vehicle... Agent: Harman International Industries, Incorported

20140278031 - Event-based traffic routing: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for to creating an avoidance zone spatially proximate a venue, where the avoidance zone is created based upon identifying road segments where increased traffic congestion is expected due to an event at the venue. Information pertaining to the avoidance zone, such as... Agent: Inrix, Inc.

20140278032 - Traffic causality: One or more techniques and/or systems for providing congestion information for a road segment presently experiencing traffic congestion and/or likely to experience traffic congestion in the future are provided. In some embodiments, traffic models are configured to determine road segments where traffic congestion is likely to occur, to determine a... Agent: Inrix, Inc.

20140278033 - Window-oriented displays for travel user interfaces: Vehicular travel may be facilitated by user interfaces presenting travel information. Such user interfaces often involve visual displays positioned peripherally to a window through which an individual operates the vehicle (e.g., displays mounted in a dash or console) and/or non-visual interfaces (e.g., audio, speech recognition, and manual controls). While presenting... Agent: Inrix, Inc.

20140278035 - Real-time traffic condition measurement using network transmission data: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a first location, at time one, of a plurality of automobiles using cell phone tower triangulation to locate a cell phone within each of the plurality of automobiles, identifying a second location, at time two, for each of... Agent:

20140278034 - System and method for improved traffic flow reporting using satellite digital audio radio service (sdars) and vehicle communications, navigation and tracking system: Systems and methods are provided for improved traffic flow reporting (e.g., system bandwidth conservation and timely traffic flow updates) using in-vehicle devices, service hub, and communications system for transmitting aggregated traffic flow data to the vehicles. In-vehicle devices store data relating to monitored segments of roadways (e.g., segment identifiers or... Agent: Sirius Xm Radio Inc.

20140278037 - Aircraft taxiing system: An aircraft taxiing system is provided, comprising a flight control system, an electric taxi system having controls, a flight management system (FMS), at least one data input source coupled to the FMS, and a traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS). The FMS is programmed with instructions to calculate guidance speed and... Agent:

20140278036 - Departure sequencing systems and methods: A departure sequencing system models airport operations and provides suggested gate pushback times for aircraft. In various embodiments, a departure sequencing system includes an airport state analyzer, a taxi-out predictor, and a pushback optimizer. The departure sequencing system may utilize stochastic models, and resolve aircraft conflicts using a business rules... Agent: Us Airways, Inc.

20140278039 - Managing fuel in aircraft: A method and apparatus for managing aircraft. Data about components for the aircraft is identified. Fuel efficiency of the aircraft is identified using the data about the components for the aircraft and a model of the aircraft. The model of the aircraft identifies fuel use. The aircraft is managed using... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140278038 - Vehicle range projection: A system adapted to determine a projected range of a vehicle is described. The system includes: a storage element adapted to store a set of parameters associated with a vehicle; a map evaluation element adapted to retrieve information regarding a geographic area associated with a position of the vehicle; and... Agent:

20140278041 - Method to determine vehicle weight: A system is provided for determining the current weight of a vehicle and any implement or trailer being towed or carried thereby. The system has an electronic control unit and means to determine the current value of vehicle operating parameters indicative of the current wheel output torque and acceleration of... Agent: Agco International Gmbh

20140278040 - Vehicle dynamic load estimation system and method: A dynamic load estimation system and method is provided, the system including a tire supporting a vehicle; a vehicle-mounted acceleration sensor for determining a vehicle lateral acceleration and a vehicle longitudinal acceleration; a roll angle calculating model for determining a vehicle roll angle; a roll rate calculating model for determining... Agent: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

20140278045 - Assistance system and generation method of dynamic driving information: An assistance system and a generation method of dynamic driving information, which acquire object information of an ambient object near by a main vehicle to establish an ambient object relation list of the main vehicle, receive an ambient object relation list of an ambient vehicle, and determine object information of... Agent:

20140278044 - Dynamic determination of device location reporting frequency: A mobile device associated with a mobile asset (and a method operating on such a mobile device) determines the location of the mobile asset and reports the location to a tracking server. To conserve power and bandwidth resources, the mobile device reports the current location and movement data of the... Agent:

20140278046 - Fire hydrant locator for emt personnel: A communication system for first responders includes a plurality of mobile communication devices (MCDs) in communication with a global positioning system (GPS) and a cloud database via a wireless link. Software resident in the MCDs provides an application in which first responders can view and input data showing types and... Agent: Mobius Exchange, Inc.

20140278042 - Method and system of sharing a broadcast preset table between a vehicle tuner and an external device: A method of sharing a preset table between a vehicle infotainment system including a vehicle tuner, memory for storing a first preset table and a broadcast signal receiver that receives a broadcast signal based on the first preset table, and an external device coupled to the vehicle infotainment system, includes... Agent:

20140278043 - Traffic analysis system utilizing position based awareness: A system and method of analyzing traffic in a vicinity of a first machine is disclosed. The method may include determining, by one or more computer processors, a projected position of the first machine based on a yaw rate and velocity of the first machine. The method may further include... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140278048 - Calculating time to go and size of an object based on scale correlation between images from an electro optical sensor: A method for calculating a Time To Go value between a vehicle and an intruding object. First and second images of the object are retrieved at first and second points of time. A scaling factor is selected and the second image scaled with the scale factor. The scaled image is... Agent: Saab Ab

20140278047 - Enriching driving experience with cloud assistance: Described is a technology by which driver safety technology such as collision detection is implemented via mobile device (e.g., smartphone) sensors and a cloud service that processes data received from vehicles associated with the devices. Trajectory-related data is received at the cloud service and used to predict collisions between vehicles... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140278049 - Grid-based environmental model for a vehicle: A sensor system for sensing the environment of a motor vehicle having has an evaluation unit, wherein a grid-based environmental model is calculated and at least one discrete value of environmental data is assigned to each grid cell. Discretization is carried out by comparing the environmental data with at least... Agent:

20140278052 - Lane-level vehicle navigation for vehicle routing and traffic management: A lane-level vehicle routing and navigation apparatus includes a simulation module that performs microsimulation of individual vehicles in a traffic stream, and a lane-level optimizer that evaluates conditions along the candidate paths from an origin to a destination as determined by the simulation module, and determines recommended lane-level maneuvers along... Agent: Caliper Corporation

20140278050 - Method of calibrating a heading reference system: A method of calibrating a vehicle's heading system, such as the attitude heading and reference system of an aircraft or the heading system of a ship, positioned along the Earth's surface involves obtaining both actual and theoretical readings for the magnetometer of the heading system, and comparing these values to... Agent:

20140278051 - Prediction engine: Some embodiments of the invention provide a novel prediction engine that (1) can formulate predictions about current or future destinations and/or routes to such destinations for a user, and (2) can relay information to the user about these predictions. In some embodiments, this engine includes a machine-learning engine that facilitates... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140278053 - Navigation system with dynamic update mechanism and method of operation thereof: A navigation system includes: a location unit configured to calculate a current location for locating a device; a control unit configured to: select a remote target; determine a local navigation route from the current location to a remote location of the remote target for following the remote target; and generate... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140278054 - Environmental awareness for improved power consumption and responsiveness in positioning devices: A system and method for switching a positioning device between using a first positioning technology and using a second positioning technology includes determining a location of the positioning device based on the first positioning technology, determining environment information corresponding to the location of the positioning device, and determining a location... Agent: Crs Technology Inc.

20140278055 - Updating road maps: A technique for updating road maps is disclosed. A number of GPS traces can be matched with a number of roads in a map. Matched GPS traces may be processed by a matched segment module to produce proposed changes to the map. The map can be updated using a map... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140278057 - System and method for automatically calendaring events and associated reminders: A method and structure for automatically scheduling a meeting and associated reminders in an electronic calendar system combining location, time, traffic, and weather conditions. Calendars and locations of one or more participants invited to a meeting being scheduled are accessed. A participant's location and a corresponding weather, traffic, or other... Agent:

20140278056 - System and method for route-specific searching: Systems and methods of route-specific searching are provided. Information about a first location and second location may be processed. The information about the second location may be from a user and may indicate a destination. A first route from the first location to the second location may be identified. A... Agent:

20140278058 - Automatic origin determination for faster route request initiation and resulting system response time: When a user enters, initializes, or otherwise starts using a navigation function, such as a navigation function on a mobile phone or a stand-alone device, a current location is automatically estimated, prior to or in the absence of a GPS fix, for use as an origin in route determination. The... Agent: Blackberry Limited

20140278059 - Integrated navigation and collision avoidance systems: An integrated navigation and collision avoidance system for a source object may include a navigation module and a collision avoidance module. The collision avoidance module may identify an external object that could possibly collide with the source object. The collision avoidance module may determine a likelihood of collision with the... Agent: Harman International Industries, Incorporated

20140278060 - Collaborative creation of indoor maps: This disclosure provides techniques for the creation of maps of indoor spaces. In these techniques, an individual or a team with no mapping or cartography expertise can contribute to the creation of maps of buildings, campuses or cities. An indoor location system can track the location of contributors in the... Agent: Trx Systems, Inc.

20140278062 - Navigation system for use in an airport or harbor transportation: The present invention relates to a navigation system for preventing an airplane or a ship carrying freight and passengers from becoming involved in an accident with other transport means. To this end, the navigation system of the present invention includes: a GPS module for obtaining position information on first transport... Agent: The Korea Transport Institute

20140278061 - Systems and methods for monitoring, managing, and faciliting location- and/or other criteria-dependent targeted communications and/or transactions: A method for monitoring, managing, and facilitating location- and/or other criteria-dependent targeted communications and/or transactions includes: receiving signals and/or information that include or provide, or facilitate or initiate a process of providing access to, location information and one or more criteria, requirements, preferences, and/or other inputs pertaining to, or initiating... Agent:

20140278063 - Systems and methods for generating electronic map displays with points-of-interest information based on reference locations: Methods and systems are provided for generating an electronic map display. In one implementation, a method is provided for receiving route information associated with a route having an origination point and a destination point, determining a location of a reference point along the route, assigning a spatial identifier to the... Agent: Mapquest, Inc.

20140278064 - System, apparatus, and procedure for providing route suggestions: An apparatus or web server for assisting a user in selecting a route based on tracked popularity of routes traveled by other users and a desired user activity. The apparatus may include a memory for receiving and storing route data for routes previously traveled by a plurality of users and... Agent: Garmin Switzerland Gmbh

20140278066 - Context-sensitive navigational aid: A navigational aid including an intelligent display mode and a communication system communicates with a vehicle's sensor system and/or historical- or time-based information to reduce the number of businesses that are displayed on the map by filtering out unneeded or less preferred services. When the vehicle's fuel level sensor detects... Agent:

20140278065 - System and method for distortion correction in three-dimensional environment visualization: A method for graphics in a three-dimensional virtual environment corresponding to a physical environment around a vehicle includes photographs in a plurality of directions extending outward from the vehicle, generating sensor data corresponding to a relative distance from the vehicle and a direction from the vehicle of an object in... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140278067 - System and method for indicating user location and facing direction on a digital map: A system and method may indicate a user location and compass direction on a digital map. Map data may be requested from a remote mapping system server using a client computing device. The request may include a geographic area. The map data may be received from the remote mapping system... Agent: Google Inc.

20140278068 - System and method for gesture-based point of interest search: A user, such as the driver of a vehicle, to retrieve information related to a point of interest (POI) near the vehicle by pointing at the POI or performing some other gesture to identify the POI. Gesture recognition is performed on the gesture to generate a target region that includes... Agent:

20140278071 - Estimating times to leave and to travel: In an embodiment, a data processing method comprises obtaining a present location value indicating a present location of a computing device and event data indicating an event location and an event time; determining a route of travel between the present location and the event location for a mode of transportation... Agent: Incredible Labs, Inc.

20140278069 - Methods and systems for representing time of arrival information on a cockpit display: A method is provided for displaying information on a display device of an aircraft. The method comprises receiving data indicating a point selected from a trajectory of a flight path; determining an estimated time of arrival minimum and an estimated time of arrival maximum based on the point; and displaying... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140278072 - Voice and touch user interface: Various examples are directed to an electronic device capable of touch input through a touch-sensitive surface and/or voice input through a microphone. In some examples, the electronic device may be used in an automobile. For example, some or all of the electronic device may be mounted in a dashboard for... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140278070 - Warning for frequently traveled trips based on traffic: Some embodiments of the invention provide a novel prediction engine that (1) can formulate predictions about current or future destinations and/or routes to such destinations for a user, and (2) can relay information to the user about these predictions. In some embodiments, this engine includes a machine-learning engine that facilitates... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140278073 - Methods, devices, and computer program products for geo-tagged photographic image augmented files: A method of providing augmented Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation can include detecting movement of a GPS enabled mobile device along a navigational route and displaying a photographic image on a display of the GPS enabled mobile device responsive to detecting movement of the GPS enabled mobile device along the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140278076 - Determining a crane tilt angle: In a method for determining a tilt angle of a crane, a portion of the crane is rotated about a pivot point. A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver antenna is disposed on the portion of said crane. At least three locations of the GNSS receiver antenna are determined by... Agent:

20140278074 - Navigation using crowdsourcing data: Method, computer program product, and apparatus for providing navigation guidance to vehicles are disclosed. The method may include receiving crowdsourcing data from a plurality of vehicles, determining information corresponding to a route of interest to at least one vehicle using the crowdsourcing data, and providing navigation guidance to the at... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140278075 - System and method of determining a position of a remote object: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods and/or processes may determine a location of a remote object (e.g., a point and/or area of interest, landmark, structure that “looks interesting”, buoy, anchored boat, etc.). For example, the location of a remote object may be determined via a first... Agent:

20140278077 - Using multiple sources of location-aid data to determine position information: A wireless location/position computation system, device, and method are directed to multiple aid-data sources each providing location-related aid information, a wireless device configured to communicate with the aid-data sources, and a location computation module either integrated with or external to the wireless device. The wireless device may include a transceiver... Agent:

20140278078 - Self calibration for crane geometry: Methods and systems are disclosed for calibrating a crane for crane geometry. A Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver antenna is disposed on a point along a boom assembly of the crane, the crane configured to pivot about a pivot point. A working arm of the crane is rotated about... Agent:

20140278079 - Qibla orientation device: The Qibla orientation device is a small, hands-free device enabling a user of the device to determine Qibla, or the proper orientation to face the Kaaba in Mecca. The device contains a GPS receiver, magnetic direction sensor, directional indicator lights, audio directional output, and a longitudinally aligned laser projector. The... Agent:

20140278080 - Method to scale inertial location data using directional and/or scale confidence constraints: Methods, systems, and computer readable storage media are presented for directional scaling of inertial path data to satisfy ranging constraints. The presented techniques take into account scaling confidence information. In addition to bounding potential scale corrections based on the reliability of the inertial path and the magnetic heading confidence, the... Agent: Trx Systems, Inc.

20140278081 - Parking information based on destination: In one embodiment, a mobile device includes position circuitry and routing algorithms for generating routing instructions from a current position of the mobile device to a destination. The destination is specified in a navigation request and may describe a point-of-interest. A database associates points-of-interest individually or by category with estimated... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140278082 - Tracking target objects orbiting earth using satellite-based telescopes: A system for tracking objects that are in earth orbit via a constellation or network of satellites having imaging devices is provided. An object tracking system includes a ground controller and, for each satellite in the constellation, an onboard controller. The ground controller receives ephemeris information for a target object... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20140278083 - System & method for determining a location of an unloaded unit of agricultural product & locating a desired unit of agricultural product: A system and method for determining a location of an unloaded unit of agricultural product and locating a desired unit of agricultural product or identifying a candidate unit of agricultural product as a function of sensing system information indicating contact of the unit with the ground or other surface onto... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140278084 - Method and apparatus for intelligent acquisition of position information: Improved methods and systems for position acquisition and/or monitoring are disclosed. The position acquisition and/or monitoring can be performed with improved intelligence so that data acquisition, transmission and/or processing is reduced. As a result, the position acquisition and/or monitoring is able to be performed in a power efficient manner.... Agent:

20140278085 - Determining an optimal vehicular transportation route: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for determining an optimal vehicular transportation route using location based services. A computing device receives a point of origin and destination. The computing device determines a plurality of vehicular transportation routes between the starting point and destination.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140278086 - Using historical location data to improve estimates of location: In an embodiment, a data processing method comprises obtaining, from a calendar database associated with a particular mobile computing device, an event record specifying an event, and a date value and a time value indicating a date and time of the event; obtaining, from a user location history table accessible... Agent: Incredible Labs, Inc.

20140278087 - Method and apparatus for predicting times of high driver demand: A system includes a processor configured to receive information representing a driver demand level for a plurality of driving locations. The processor is further configured to aggregate the received information to identify likely high driving demand areas. The processor is additionally configured to access stored aggregated driving demand information to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140278088 - Navigation device: A navigation device includes a map display means for displaying a large-area map screen showing a large-area map and displaying an enlarged map screen showing a partial enlarged map obtained by enlarging a partial region of the large-area map in superposition on the large-area map screen; a speed calculation means... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140278096 - Concepts for defining travel paths in parking areas: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for defining travel paths in parking areas. In one embodiment, travel paths in parking areas can be defined by connecting street networking connection points within the parking areas. In another embodiment, such defined travel paths can be merged with... Agent: United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.

20140278101 - Concepts for defining travel paths in parking areas: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for defining travel paths in parking areas. In one embodiment, travel paths in parking areas can be defined by connecting street networking connection points within the parking areas. In another embodiment, such defined travel paths can be merged with... Agent: United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.

20140278098 - Display control device, display control method, and tangible non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: A display control method for displaying an alternative position different from a position of a destination when the position of the destination is unable to be displayed at a specific point in a center of a map as a result of a destination search, acquires, when the alternative position is... Agent: Toyota Mapmaster Incorporated

20140278100 - Image display device, image display method, storage medium, and image display system: A head- or face-mounted image display device includes an environmental information acquisition unit that acquires environmental information, a state information acquisition unit that acquires state information, a guidance information generation unit that generates guidance information for guidance into a state in which the influence of environment is reduced or increased... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140278090 - Method and apparatus for enhanced driving experience including dynamic poi identification: A system includes a processor configured to receive vehicle coordinates. The processor is also configured to compare the vehicle coordinates to geo-fence coordinate sets of a plurality of geo-fences surrounding point of interest (POI), wherein at least a portion of each geo-fence is within some predetermined distance from the vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140278095 - Method and apparatus for two-stage planning: A plan through a space having a near field and a far field is determined. Using a sensor device, measurements of the far field are obtained and stored in an electronic memory. A processor uses the measurements to determine the viability of each far field plan among a plurality of... Agent:

20140278102 - Motor vehicle ignition key, motor vehicle navigation device, motor vehicle system, and methods: What is described is a motor vehicle ignition key and a method including a movement sensor for detecting the movement of the motor vehicle ignition key, a motor vehicle navigation device, and a method including a calculator for calculating a driving route in dependence of movement data, and a motor... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20140278091 - Planning under destination uncertainty: The subject disclosure is directed towards resolving an uncertain transportation context by suggesting one or more potential diversions. An automated routing system may generate routing information that includes map data as well as a location of a diversion having an expected cost in compliance with the uncertain transportation context. Such... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140278103 - Route search method: A route search method includes: a step in which the computer generates a first network by, for each of nodes and each of links, generating a plurality of duplicates thereof; a step in which the computer generates a second network by adding first additional links to the first network; and... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd

20140278093 - Sketch aided route selection for navigation devices and applications: One particular example includes a system, comprising a processor and a memory to store instructions that when executed by the processor performs operations, comprising displaying a map of a first area on a display; receiving an instruction to designate a second area on the map to be avoided; displaying the... Agent:

20140278092 - System and method for vehicle routing using monetary cost: A vehicle routing system and method in which routing is based in part on the monetary cost of various candidate routes. The candidate route that has a monetary cost less than a user determined cost parameter is selected as the route to be presented to the user.... Agent: 8318808 Canada Inc.

20140278099 - Systems and methods for defining attributes of attended delivery/pickup locations: A computer system for defining attributes associated with attended delivery/pickup locations is described. In various embodiments, the system is configured to enable an authorized user (e.g., a manager of an attended delivery/pickup location) to define certain attributes of a particular attended delivery/pickup location. In some embodiments, the system is configured... Agent:

20140278097 - Systems and methods for guidance: Systems and methods for indoor or outdoor environment guidance using mobile applications and communication devices. More specifically, a method implemented in a computer infrastructure is provided for having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable to: receive at least one indicia at... Agent:

20140278094 - Systems and methods for transferring navigation data: Systems and methods for transferring navigation data are provided. A system includes a map module configured to receive, at a first mobile device, the navigation data for navigating from a beginning location to a target destination. The navigation data includes at least one of the target destination, directions from the... Agent: Google Inc.

20140278089 - User interface system and method based on calendar event: A vehicle interface system and method is provided. The system and method includes an interface for communicating with a vehicle user. A controller is in communication with the interface and configured to retrieve a calendar event and verify the calendar event based on an input from the user via the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140278104 - Electric vehicle emergency recharge assistance: A system and method for obtaining an emergency recharge in an electric vehicle is provided. The system may leverage a network of electric vehicle owners and drivers to facilitate a peer-to-peer emergency recharge of an electric vehicle unable to reach a charging station before its energy storage device is depleted.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140278105 - Computing apparatus and method for providing transportation information: A computing apparatus includes at least one interface that receives a request for at least one route to an end destination. The interface provides image icons for transportation modes for use for the route, wherein each of the image icons corresponds to a different transportation mode. The interface receives an... Agent: Nimbler World, Inc.

  
  
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