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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative locationBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/28/2013 > 83 patent applications in 50 patent subcategories.
20130317665 - System and method to provide telematics data on a map display: A system and method are disclosed herein to determine an insurance premium discount based on telematics data. The system includes a computer memory and a processor in communication with the computer memory. The computer memory stores data indicative telematics data received from a sensor within a vehicle, including at least... Agent:
20130317666 - Vehicle information providing apparatus: An information management center 200 receives vehicle information transmitted from a vehicle 100 and acquires message information on the basis of the received vehicle information. Also, the information management center 200 acquires maintenance information required for the vehicle 100 and campaign information for a user which are transmitted from a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130317667 - Automatic flight control for uav based solid modeling: Technologies are generally described for controlling a flight path of a UAV based image capture system for solid modeling. Upon determining an initial movement path based on an estimate of a structure to be modeled, images of the structure to be modeled may be captured and surface hypotheses formed for... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20130317668 - Oem safe aftermarket gateway: The OEM safe aftermarket gateway is used to enable aftermarket devices and systems that the OEM did not design or specify to be connected to the OEM vehicles without negatively affecting the electronics system of the vehicle. The OEM safe aftermarket gateway protects the OEM vehicle communication bus from aftermarket... Agent:
20130317669 - Acoustic ranging system using atmospheric dispersion: A method and apparatus for processing sound from a sound source. The sound from the sound source is detected. Harmonics in the sound from the sound source are identified. A distance to the sound source is identified using the harmonics and a number of atmospheric conditions.... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130317670 - Providing a description of aircraft intent: The present disclosure provides a computer-implemented method of generating a description of aircraft intent expressed in a formal language that provides an unambiguous description of an aircraft's intended motion and configuration during a period of flight. A flight intent description is parsed to provide instances of flight intent that span... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130317671 - Providing a description of aircraft intent: The present disclosure provides a computer-implemented method of generating a description of aircraft intent expressed in a formal language that provides an unambiguous description of an aircraft's intended motion and configuration during a period of flight. A description of flight intent is parsed to provide instances of flight intent, each... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130317672 - Providing a description of aircraft intent: The present disclosure provides a computer-implemented method of generating a description of aircraft intent expressed in a formal language that provides an unambiguous description of an aircraft's intended motion and configuration during a period of flight. A description of flight intent is parsed to provide instances of flight intent, each... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130317673 - Method and system of transmitting and receiving data originating from an aircraft black box: The invention relates to a method for transmitting data, characterized in that it includes a step of transmitting in-flight data between a first aircraft and at least a second aircraft, the data transmitted being data stored in at least one black box on board the first aircraft.... Agent:
20130317674 - Battery charging control apparatus of a train: A charge control apparatus of a train set having a plurality of trains, wherein the train has a generator, a battery and a motor supplied with power from the generator and the battery, power, generated by one of the generator and the motor, is able to charge to the battery,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130317675 - Transport carriage system and method for controlling running of transport carriage: In a transport carriage system, multiple transport carriages travel along a common track and each transport carriage includes a servo system that performs servo control with respect to traveling of the transport carriage, and an intermediate instruction of the servo system is generated in a predetermined cycle by an acceleration/deceleration... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
20130317676 - System and method for inspecting a route during movement of a vehicle system over the route: A sensing system includes a leading sensor, a trailing sensor, and a route examining unit. The sensors are coupled to a vehicle system that travels along a route. The leading sensor acquires first inspection data indicative of a condition of the route as the vehicle system travels over the route.... Agent:
20130317677 - Protection system for ship loading: Protection system for ship loading provided with a cover device comprising a universal adaptable cover, a coupling and operation device comprising a ring structure that houses the elements necessary for operation of the protection system, such as the fixing device, tractor assembly responsible for handling, lowering and collapsing the protection... Agent:
20130317678 - Vehicular dual mode master/slave interface: A vehicular interface may include an electromechanical interface between a hand-held electronic device and subsystems on a vehicular bus or network. In selected embodiments the interface may operate in a “master mode” when a handheld device, such as a tablet computer or smart-phone, is not inserted therein. In this mode... Agent: Nordic Capital Partners, LLC
20130317682 - Hybrid vehicle and control method thereof: When a determination is made that the running mode is an HV running mode at S10, an ECU sets the system voltage for an HV running mode. When a determination is made that the running mode is an EV running mode at S10, the ECU sets the system voltage for... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130317686 - Method and device for operating an electric machine of a motor vehicle drive train: A method for operating an electrical machine, in particular for making available drive power for a drive train of a motor vehicle, the electrical machine being controlled by several phase currents, the method including sensing an electrical variable that represents the torque delivered by the electrical machine; and monitoring the... Agent:
20130317679 - Motor drive control device: An appropriate motor control in accordance with a pedal operation of a driver is to be achieved. A motor drive control device according to the present invention is a motor drive control device for an electric power-assisted vehicle that has one-way clutches respectively provided for a motor drive system and... Agent: Microspace Corporation
20130317681 - Operator interface for vehicles: A control interface for drivetrain braking provided by a regenerative brake and a non-regenerative brake is implemented using a combination of switches and graphic interface elements. The control interface comprises a control system for allocating drivetrain braking effort between the regenerative brake and the non-regenerative brake, a first operator actuated... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
20130317687 - Power transmission control device for vehicle: A power transmission control device is used for a hybrid vehicle including an internal combustion engine and a motor (MG) as power sources, and includes a manual transmission and a friction clutch. A torque of the motor (MG torque) is generally adjusted to the smaller one (=MG torque final reference... Agent: Aisin Ai Co., Ltd.
20130317683 - Transmission control device for hybrid vehicle: In a transmission control device for a hybrid vehicle, when an engine torque is equal to or less than a predetermined value during a constant speed traveling, a learning engine rotational speed is set to a rotational speed being higher by +α than the present engine rotational speed. Then, a... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130317680 - Unmanned autonomous operating system: In an unmanned autonomous operating system having a station provided with a signal generator for supplying an area signal in electric pulse current to an area wire that defines an operating area, and an unmanned autonomous vehicle having magnetic sensors for detecting a magnetic field generated by the area wire... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130317685 - Vehicle, control apparatus for vehicle, and control method for vehicle: A vehicle includes a first electric storage device for supplying an electric power to an electric rotating machine, a second electric storage device with a lower voltage than the first electric storage device for supplying an electric power to an electric component, a converter, and a control unit. The control... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130317684 - Wheel loader: The hybrid wheel loader includes a motor generator 6 connected to an engine (1), a hydraulic pump (4) connected to the motor generator, a hydraulic actuator (51, 52, 53) driven by hydraulic oil supplied from the hydraulic pump, a travel electric motor (9) for driving wheels (61), and an electrical... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130317689 - Test system: An administrating device that administrates a plurality of units for test used for a test of a mobile object such as a vehicle or a constituting component of the mobile object comprises a recognizing part that recognizes an assembly of one or more units for test as a group for... Agent:
20130317688 - Test system and vehicle performance test system: A device management apparatus has a display part that obtains various types of information outputted from testing devices, and erasably, switchably, or movably displays the pieces of information on a display, wherein regardless of the display of the pieces of information, the display part preferentially displays three alarm icons that... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.
20130317690 - Diagnosis apparatus for vehicle battery: A vehicle battery diagnosis apparatus is provided that diagnoses a history of a usage state of a secondary battery of a vehicle and that presents a suppression measure against battery degradation. The vehicle battery diagnosis apparatus includes a storage unit and a diagnosis unit. The storage unit stores an alternative... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130317691 - Method of verifying the consistency of values given by an incidence probe of an aircraft: The invention pertains to a method and apparatus for verifying the consistency of the values given by an angle of attack probe of an aircraft. The method and apparatus verifies the proper operation of the angle of attack probe by using the aircraft's vertical load factor measurement provided by an... Agent: Airbus Operations (sas)
20130317692 - Vehicle information acquisition system and vehicle information acquisition method: A vehicle information acquisition system includes a vehicle and an information management center. The vehicle includes an information acquisition portion that acquires a piece of vehicle information, which is processed by an information processing unit, based on a set collection condition, and transmits the acquired piece of the vehicle information... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130317693 - Rental/car-share vehicle access and management system and method: A rental/car-share (RCS) vehicle access and management system and method, in some embodiments, utilizes barcodes, QR codes (or NFC/RFID), GPS, and a mobile app coupled with a wireless network to enable customers to bypass the reservation desk and pickup and drop off reserved RCS vehicles using a mobile phone, tablet... Agent:
20130317694 - Methods and systems for providing vehicle repair information: Methods and systems for providing. In an example, the computing device may be configured to receive vehicle information including identification information of a vehicle and/or information describing condition of the vehicle. The computing device also may be configured to match the vehicle information to content of a vehicle repair database... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated
20130317696 - Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring yield and vehicle weight: Systems, methods and apparatus for monitoring yield while harvesting. In one embodiment a mass flow rate sensor measures the mass flow rate of the harvested grain. A weight sensor measures the weight of the harvested grain. The measured mass flow rate is correlated with the weight of the harvested grain.... Agent: Precision Planting LLC
20130317695 - Operator interface with tactile feedback: An operator interface assembly for a machine is disclosed. The operator interface assembly comprises a base, an operator input device operable to move in a first direction in relation to the base to a second position and a third position, a first biasing member including a first spring end, and... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130317697 - Method of estimating state of charge of secondary cell, state-of-charge estimation device, cell pack, electronic apparatus, and electric vehicle: A method of estimating a state of charge of a secondary cell includes: calculating a value of (∂Eemf/∂T) in advance on the assumption that Eemf is an electromotive force of the secondary cell and T is a temperature of the secondary cell; and calculating the state of charge based on... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130317699 - Hands-on-off steering wheel detection for motor vehicle: In a method for detecting contact between a driver's hands and the steering wheel (12) of a vehicle, an actuator (14) for selectively applying a steering force and sensors (22) for measuring the instantaneous steering force and/or the steering angle being associated with the steering wheel (12), the actuator (14)... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130317698 - Lane keeping assist system and method: The present disclosure relates to a lane keeping assist system for controlling a vehicle on the basis of traveling information and road information of the vehicle when the vehicle begins to leave its lane in order to prevent the vehicle from deviating from its lane, which is a system for... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
20130317700 - Active steering system: A method for operating an active steering system of a vehicle, in which a ratio between a wheel steer angle and a steering wheel angle specified by the driver can be modified by superimposition of a superimposition angle. The method comprises detecting an offset between a requested motor angle and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130317701 - Occupant protection device: An occupant protection device includes (i) an electronic control unit having a control board, (ii) a parallel connection bus having two lines, (iii) multiple satellite sensors connected to the parallel connection bus, (iv) a squib connected to the parallel connection bus, and (v) an accident prevention diode located close to... Agent: Denso Coporation
20130317702 - Airbag start-up decision apparatus for motorcycle: A safing decision is executed using a first integrator for integrating acceleration sensor output values for a first integration interval to obtain a first arithmetic operation value, a second integrator for cumulative integration of the acceleration sensor output values using it as a trigger that the first arithmetic operation value... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130317705 - Method and apparatus for selectively activated powered actuation of a hydraulic drive system: A method and apparatus for selectively activating a gravity down mode of a hydraulic system during operation of a lift gate. An electronic control circuit is added to hydraulic control circuitry and is configured to selectively interrupt the power down mode or gravity down mode of operation of the hydraulic... Agent: Rs Drawings, LLC
20130317704 - Modular seat actuation control system and communication method: A seat actuation control system includes at least one seat having a plurality of seat devices and a plurality of control modules interconnected over a communication bus. Each module is associated with a corresponding seat control device and is configured to control its corresponding seat device. Each module includes a... Agent:
20130317706 - Parking assist system and parking assist method: A parking assist system includes: an actuator that drives a back door of a vehicle; an opening degree control unit that controls an opening degree of the back door by controlling the actuator; a storage device that stores an allowable opening degree of the back door at a park position... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130317709 - Controlling a digging operation of an industrial machine: Systems, methods, devices, and computer readable media for controlling the operation of an industrial machine including one or more components. A method of controlling the industrial machine includes determining a position of at least one of the one or more components of the industrial machine during a digging operation, determining... Agent: Harnischfeger Technologies, Inc.
20130317707 - Implement control system for a machine: This disclosure relates to a control system for a machine implement. The control system includes a measurement sensor configured to provide an implement measurement signal indicative of a velocity of a machine implement, and a controller. The controller is configured to provide an implement measurement signal and an operator command... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130317708 - Material identification system: A method and apparatus for managing undesired material in an area. A sensor system monitors the area for the undesired material. A number of operations is performed on the area using a vehicle system. The vehicle system comprises a vehicle and a structure connected to the vehicle. A computer system... Agent: Deere & Company
20130317710 - System for controlling construction machine: Redundant hydraulic pressure sensors 20, 21 provide input to a first controller 11 for calculating a swing command, and a second controller 22 provided in an inverter device 13 for controlling an electric motor 16 for swing. The second controller 2 detects an abnormality in any of the hydraulic pressure... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130317711 - Vehicle event recorder systems and networks having integrated cellular wireless communications systems: Vehicle event recorder systems are arranged to be in constant communication with remote servers and administrators via mobile wireless cellular networks. Vehicle event recorders equipped with video cameras capture video and other data records of important events relating to vehicle use. These data are then transmitted over special communications networks... Agent: Smartdrive Systems, Inc.
20130317712 - Control device for transmission and braking torque generating determination method for transmission: A control device for a transmission including m (m≧3) solenoid valves and configured to establish a plurality of shift speeds by engaging n1 (2≦n1<m) engagement elements using hydraulic pressures of n1 solenoid valves among the m solenoid valves. A current threshold setting unit sets respective currents to be applied to... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20130317713 - Speed ratio control device and control method for continuously variable transmission: A continuously variable transmission (4) comprises an endless torque transmission member (13) looped around a pair of pulleys (11, 12). At least one of the pulleys changes a winding radius of the endless torque transmission member (13) in accordance with an applied pulley thrust. A controller (22) estimates a stretch... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130317714 - Control device and control method for speed change device: One of two clutches etc. engaged concurrently with each other to establish a second speed, a third speed, or a fourth speed is determined in advance as an abnormal-time engagement element that is kept engaged when an abnormality occurs in which one different clutch or brake is engaged during concurrent... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20130317715 - Control device for vehicle: An ECU determines whether or not there is an abnormality (shift pattern abnormality) in a combination of shift signals provided from a shift position sensor. After occurrence of the shift pattern abnormality is determined, the ECU determines whether or not a first condition that a shift pattern changes into a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130317716 - Fault detection and mitigation in hybrid drive system: Fault detection and response systems and processes can be used for pumps, e.g., pump/motors used in hybrid vehicles. The fault detection systems determine when certain operating conditions, which may affect the proper operation of the system, occur. The response systems take appropriate action based on which fault conditions are triggered.... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20130317717 - Electro-hydraulic clutch system: An electro-hydraulic clutch system for a motor vehicle includes a clutch mechanism that selectively engages an engine of the motor vehicle with a gear box, an actuator that pumps and retrieves hydraulic fluid to and from the clutch mechanism to activate the clutch mechanism, and a solenoid with a valve... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130317718 - Vehicle control system and manufacturing method therefor: The vehicle control system is configured to calculate a control amount in accordance with an operating amount of the driver to control the vehicle based on the calculated control amount. The vehicle control system is provided with a calculation means that calculates the control amount by exponentiating the operating amount... Agent:
20130317719 - Control system and method for stopping vehicle: Provided are a control system and method for stopping a vehicle, which reduce jerk when a vehicle controlled by an SCC system is stopped by the SCC system without a driver's manipulation. A desired target stop distance between a controlled vehicle and a front vehicle is set. Proposed is a... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
20130317720 - Control device for vehicle: During the deactivation of a driving system of a vehicle, an ECU determines whether or not a P range abnormality occurs which exhibits that a shift signal transmitted from a shift position sensor includes a P signal and an MJ signal corresponding to the P range as well as a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130317721 - Method of evaluating a fuel injector: A method of calibration of at least one fuel injector for a fuel burner in an exhaust gas treatment system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The method is adapted for an exhaust gas system having the fuel burner mounted upstream of a diesel particle filter (DPF). The method... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20130317722 - Combustion controller for internal combustion engine: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling combustion in an internal combustion engine having a fuel delivery system includes a cylinder contents prediction module configured to predict at least one condition within a combustion cylinder of the internal combustion engine. The apparatus also includes a fueling parameter selection module... Agent:
20130317723 - Method for determining a type of air-fuel mixture error: a torque reference parameter and a lambda reference parameter are ascertained, as a function of a comparison of the torque parameter (M1) with the torque reference parameter and as a function of a comparison of the lambda parameter (λ1) with the lambda reference parameter, the type of air-fuel mixture error... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130317724 - Method for determining the water content of a mixed alcohol/gasoline fuel in an internal combustion engine, and device for implementing same: Disclosed is a method for determination of the water content of a mixed alcohol/gasoline fuel in an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, which includes the stages of: determination of a first value for alcohol content of the fuel using a measurement of combustion richness; determination of a second value... Agent: Continental Automotive France
20130317725 - Valve control systems and methods for cylinder deactivation and activation transitions: An engine control system for a vehicle includes an air control module and a valve control module. The air control module determines a desired mass of air per cylinder (APC) based on a torque request and selectively increases the desired APC in response to a command to deactivate N cylinders... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130317726 - Minimizing alcohol use in high efficiency alcohol boosted gasoline engines: A number of systems and methods are disclosed which increase the replenishment interval for anti-knock fluid. This is especially important during activities which require a large amount of anti-knock fluid, such as towing. In some embodiments, the systems and methods are used to reduce anti-knock fluid consumption. For example, changes... Agent: Ethanol Boosting Systems, LLC
20130317727 - Method and apparatus for controlling a diagnostic module for an exhaust gas sensor: A method and apparatus for controlling a diagnostic module for an exhaust gas sensor in a vehicle is provided. The exhaust gas sensor is located in an exhaust pathway in the vehicle. The diagnostic module may be configured to perform a signal range verification of an oxygen sensor portion of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130317728 - Idle stop and heater control system and method for a vehicle: An idle stop control system and method for a vehicle includes at least one electronic control unit disposed within the vehicle that is configured to determine whether an idle stop condition for the vehicle is satisfied and whether the vehicle is in a stopped condition. The at least one electronic... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
20130317729 - Start-up possibility determining apparatus and start-up possibility determining method: A start-up possibility determining apparatus that determines an engine-start-up possibility by driving a starter motor by power accumulated in a secondary battery includes a dynamic internal resistance measuring unit that measures an internal resistance of the secondary battery while the engine is being started up by the starter motor, a... Agent:
20130317730 - Method for improving the reliability of speed limit information for on-board systems: A method for assessing the quality of the information contained in a database of a remote server storing the speed limit values of various segments of which a road network is composed, in which the speeds in these segments of vehicles having geolocation devices and devices for communicating with the... Agent: Coyote System Sas
20130317731 - Defined interval (di) risk based air traffic control separation: A method and process redefining the air traffic control system-state into a derivational, optimized air traffic control environment capitalizing on data exchange and interactive surveillance modalities with satellite functionality is disclosed. Data interrogation will exchange operationally relevant real-time information amongst users and regulators, and a computer complex. Defined Interval (DI)... Agent:
20130317732 - Method and system for monitoring a mobile equipment fleet: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a message from a remote device. The message includes data. The method further includes analyzing the data using a set of rules. The analyzing includes performing a maintenance analysis by analyzing the data using a set of asset maintenance rules and a... Agent: Borgsolutions, Inc.
20130317733 - Conflict detection and resolution using predicted aircraft trajectories: A method of detecting conflicts between aircraft passing through managed airspace, and to resolving the detected conflicts strategically. The method may include obtaining intended trajectories of aircraft through the airspace and time constraints corresponding to time of arrival at specified locations, detecting conflicts in the intended trajectories, forming a set... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130317734 - Conflict detection and resolution using predicted aircraft trajectories: A method of detecting conflicts between aircraft passing through managed airspace, and resolving the detected conflicts strategically. The method may include obtaining intended trajectories of aircraft through the airspace, detecting conflicts in the intended trajectories, forming a set of the conflicted aircraft, calculating one or more revised trajectories for the... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130317735 - Method and apparatus for associating panoramic images with routing information: An approach for generating a panoramic image for depicting a selected travel route is described. A panoramic view generator processes and/or facilitates a processing of at least one route to cause, at least in part, a generation of at least one panoramic image representing the at least one route, wherein... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130317737 - Method and device for determining a shifted circular segment: A method and device for determining a shifted circular segment on the basis of an initial circular segment, the shifted circular segment being shifted by a shift distance, the method being implemented by a computer dedicated to flight management, comprises: determining a shifted final point terminating a shifted circular segment,... Agent:
20130317736 - System and method to determine an initial insurance policy benefit based on telematics data collected by a smartphone: A system and method are disclosed herein to determine an insurance policy benefit based on telematics data. The system includes a computer memory and a processor in communication with the computer memory. The computer memory stores data indicative of preliminary telematics data collected by a smartphone associated with a vehicle,... Agent:
20130317738 - Stylized procedural modeling for 3d navigation: A method of displaying a navigation map includes determining a route of a vehicle. A two-dimensional footprint of a building disposed within a geographic area is received within the vehicle. The geographic area includes the route of the vehicle. Attribute information associated with the building is received. The attribute information... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130317739 - Flight management device for an aircraft adapted to the handling of multiple time constraints and corresponding method: A device and method for flight management of an aircraft along a flight plan comprises a plurality of waypoints comprising a computation of the temporal predictions determining the temporal situation of the aircraft for each waypoint of the flight plan, a temporal situation of the aircraft being defined by at... Agent:
20130317740 - Flight management system: A flight management system of an aircraft is provided allowing notably the calculation of a trajectory over the terrestrial globe. The calculation of a trajectory is carried out with respect to a true North, true North being a navigation term referring to the direction of the geographical North pole with... Agent: Thales
20130317741 - System on a chip inertial navigation system: A system on a chip and a method for inertial navigation. The system includes a printed circuit board (PCB) on a single plane. The PCB includes a number of sensors configured to measure position, acceleration, angular rate, magnetic fields, pressure, and temperature measurements. The PCB also includes one or more... Agent: Vectornav Technologies, LLC
20130317744 - Generating segment data: A method of processing data relating to an electronic map, the map comprising a plurality of segments representing navigable segments in the area covered by the map, the method comprising using a processing apparatus to generate segment data and comprising the steps of: collecting historic travel data for the segment;... Agent:
20130317743 - Map display device: A map display device includes a map data acquiring unit 21 for acquiring map data, an HOV lane determining unit 26 for determining whether or not HOV lane information showing that an HOV lane exists is included in link data defining roads included in the map data acquired by the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130317745 - Navigation device: The GUI controller (13) displays nearby facility display switching buttons on a map. When a nearby facility display switching button is pressed (touched), the map element display controller (14) displays the nearby facility symbols of the facility category corresponding to the pressed (touched) button, in a display mode that is... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130317742 - System and method for estimating origins and destinations from identified end-point time-location stamps: A method and system are disclosed for estimating origin and destination locations of users of a transportation system. The origins and destinations of known users are determined during a segment of an analysis period from validation information for all users of the transportation system. The origins and destinations are then... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130317746 - Systems and methods for collecting and using user-contributed map data: Systems and methods are provided for collecting and using user-contributed map data. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for collecting maneuver-specific annotations. According to the method, a user is presented with a set of computer-generated driving directions comprising a plurality of maneuvers. In association with presenting to the... Agent: Mapquest, Inc.
20130317747 - System and method for trip plan crowdsourcing using automatic fare collection data: A method and system are disclosed for trip planning using crowdsourcing. Validation information from automatic ticketing validation systems is collected and used to generate validation sequences, which include an origin, destination, and boarding and alighting timestamps. A path is defined from the validation sequence as a sequence of origins and... Agent: Xerox Corporation11/21/2013 > 91 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.
20130311001 - Methods and systems for preventing unauthorized vehicle operation using face recognition: Various embodiments relate to systems and methods for detecting an unauthorized use of a vehicle. One or more facial images of one or more authorized drivers of a vehicle may be stored on a vehicle computing system. After detecting movement of the vehicle, one or more facial images of a... Agent: Harman International Industries, Inc.
20130311003 - Communication between a vehicle and a central unit: A method is provided for communicating between a vehicle and a central unit, wherein, based on a time base, the central unit transmits a message to the vehicle. Based on the message, a functionality is activated or deactivated in the vehicle. A corresponding central unit as well as a corresponding... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20130311002 - Method and system for remote diagnostics of vessels and watercrafts: The present disclosure generally relates to a bidirectional communication platform using short message communication with a telematics device for remotely updating parameters of the device, for obtaining reports and other information regarding the parameters of the device, and to upload control data and specific data to the device. More specifically,... Agent: The Morey Corporation
20130311004 - Vehicle control apparatus: When traveling control of a vehicle is performed through a remote operation from a remote control 3, a stop position of a vehicle 2 is set by a stop position setting device 9, and a movement course of the vehicle 2 is calculated by the vehicle course calculation device 10.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311007 - Aircraft information management system: A method and apparatus comprising an existing aircraft node and an information agent located in the existing aircraft node. The existing aircraft node is connected to a number of aircraft systems and a network in an aircraft network data processing system. The information agent is configured to provide access to... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130311011 - Dynamic limitation of monoblock flight control surfaces inclinations during stall susceptibility conditions: Method for dynamically limiting the inclinations of monoblock flight control surfaces (FCS) in an aircraft. Dynamic limitation of the FCS is activated if a stall susceptibility condition is detected in the current aircraft environment. The real-time calibrated airspeed of the aircraft, real-time angle of attack (AOA) of the aircraft, and... Agent: Elbit Systems Ltd.
20130311009 - Flight technical control management for an unmanned aerial vehicle: Two architectures for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and a method for executing a mission plan are provided. One architecture for a UAV includes a flight command and mission execution (FCME) component making strategic decisions, a flight technical control manager (FTCM) making tactical decisions and a vehicle management system (VMS) providing... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130311010 - Method and system for piloting a flying craft with rear propulsion unit: According to the invention, in accordance with a servo loop, the attitude (θM) of the craft (1) is measured in the vicinity of the rear end (1R) of said craft, then the orientation (β) of propulsion means (2), which can be oriented relative to said rear end (1R), is adjusted... Agent: Astrium Sas
20130311008 - Personal aircraft: A safe, quiet, easy to control, efficient, and compact aircraft configuration is enabled through the combination of multiple vertical lift rotors, tandem wings, and forward thrust propellers. The vertical lift rotors, in combination with a front and rear wing, permits a balancing of the center of lift with the center... Agent: Zee.aero Inc.
20130311012 - Rotary wing aircraft vibration control system with resonant inertial actuators: A control system for resonant inertial actuators estimates operating parameters of the resonant inertial actuators based on voltage and current feedback and dynamically limits selected parameters to maintain the safe, efficient, and cost effective operation of the resonant inertial actuators. Resistance within the electrical drives for the resonant inertial actuators... Agent: Lord Corporation
20130311005 - Systems and methods for reflected inertia parking brake: Systems and methods are disclosed for parking brake systems for use in, for example, an aircraft. In this regard, a system is provided comprising a parking brake system for an aircraft comprising an electric motor coupled to a high gear ratio transmission, a first clutch for engaging the electric motor... Agent: Goodrich Corporation
20130311006 - Triplex cockpit control data acquisition electronics: A system and method are provided for controlling aircraft flight control surfaces. The system may include at least three pilot sensor channels, each pilot sensor channel including a set of pilot sensor data. The system may also include at least three aircraft sensor channels, each aircraft sensor channel including a... Agent: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
20130311013 - Measurement assisted aerodynamic state estimator: An aerodynamic state estimation system includes a real-time actual measurement device, an air data computer, and a plurality of sensors. The measurement device receives laser scatter energy indicative of one or more atmospheric data parameters and outputs one or more truth measurements. The air data computer module receives the one... Agent: Optical Air Data Systems, LLC
20130311014 - Train control system: A train control system, in particular to a train control system for a train consist using a Distributed Power (DP) technology. This technology refers to the placement and operation of one or more groups of locomotives, which are distributed throughout a train consist including a multiple railcars and multiple locomotives.... Agent: New York Air Brake Corporation
20130311018 - Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle: t
20130311023 - Control device for vehicle: At a hybrid vehicle including a driving power generation device with an engine, a first MG (motor generator) and a second MG, and a transmission device including a power split mechanism coupling an output shaft to the engine and the first MG, and a transmission coupling an output shaft to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311016 - Distance to empty calculation method for electric vehicle: Disclosed is a Distance to Empty (DTE) calculation method for an electric vehicle, and more particularly, a DTE calculation method for an electric vehicle that provides a more accurate DTE calculation by estimating remaining available energy of an actual battery and using the estimated remaining available energy for calculation. The... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130311024 - Drive control apparatus for providing drive control to a hybrid electric vehicle, and hybrid electric vehicle: An engine, a first motor generator and a second motor generator are controlled by calculating an engine power target from a driving power target required for a vehicle, and finding a target engine operating point expressed by a set of an engine speed target and an engine torque target on... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20130311025 - Drive control apparatus for providing drive control to a hybrid electric vehicle, and hybrid electric vehicle: A torque applied to a one-way clutch when a first motor generator and second motor generator are operated in a motor generator drive mode is restrained or prevented from becoming excessively high by setting a first motor generator sharing ratio in response to a driving torque target for the vehicle,... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20130311029 - Drive control apparatus for providing drive control to a hybrid electric vehicle, and hybrid electric vehicle: An upper rotational speed limit NengUL and a lower rotational speed limit NengLL of an engine operation prohibition area are set from an upper rotational speed limit Nmg2UL and a lower rotational speed limit Nmg2LL of a motor operation predetermined prohibition area of a second motor generator. When an engine... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20130311028 - Driving source control device for hybrid motor vehicle and driving source control method for hybrid motor vehicle and hybrid motor vehicle: To provide a driving source control for a hybrid motor vehicle capable of comfortably driving a motor generator by activating an internal combustion engine only at minimum necessary timings at a time of moving backward. It is a driving source control device 1 for a hybrid motor vehicle that moves... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20130311020 - Electrically assisted cycle kit: An electrically assisted cycle kit 50 for fitting to a pedal cycle 2 comprises an electric motor 58 for assisting pedal cycle motion, a battery 52 for powering the motor 58, and a controller 60 for controlling the drive of the motor 58. A gear tooth sensor 65 provides a... Agent: Modern Times Ltd.
20130311027 - Kick-down shift control device for electric vehicle: By increasing accelerator opening APO from time t1, kick-down shift is started at time t2. While the kick-down shift is carried out by changeover from a release element to an engagement element, a motor torque tTm that is increased as Tmo with an increase in accelerator opening APO is restricted... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130311022 - Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine: A device for operating a drivetrain, which drivetrain includes an electrical machine, has an energy management unit and an electrical machine management unit. The energy management is configured for transmitting a desired electrical, and/or a lower electrical limit, and/or an upper electrical limit power to the electrical machine management unit.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130311019 - Motor drive control device: A motor drive control device of an electric power-assisted vehicle that has a gear shifter and a motor, and in which a first ratio of the number of drive rotations in the motor to the number of drive rotations of a pedal changes based on changes in a gear ratio... Agent: Microspace Corporation
20130311017 - Power monitoring system and electric vehicle: A power monitoring system includes an in-vehicle system that monitors a power state of a storage battery of an electric vehicle, and an out-of-vehicle system that is mounted on an out-of-vehicle apparatus and monitors power supply to the electric vehicle. The electric vehicle includes a first power feed port for... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130311015 - Vehicle and control method for vehicle: A vehicle includes a start switch, an engine, and a first motor-generator coupled to a rotation shaft of the engine. Upon an operation of the start switch, the first motor-generator accelerates a rotational speed of the output shaft of the engine with a torque which decreases as a rotational speed... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311026 - Vehicle and control method for vehicle: An ECU executes a program including the steps of: executing addition processing when current IB is equal to or more than a current upper limit value IB(0) and there is a divergence between command power Pc and an upper limit value Woutf of an allowable range of electric power at... Agent:
20130311021 - Vehicle and vehicle control method: A vehicle includes: an electrical storage device configured to supply electric power to a power receiving system outside the vehicle; a power generating device configured to supply electric power to the electrical storage device and the power receiving system; an engine that is a power source of the power generating... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311030 - Variable offset positioning antenna array for enhanced guidance of automated guided vehicles (agvs): An automated guided vehicle (AGV) adapted to follow a guide wire or the like, the AGV comprising at least one antenna in communication with a master control system and having a programmable microprocessor that enables the AGV to dynamically assume a linear, angular or skewed offset position relative to the... Agent: Boomerang Systems, Inc.
20130311031 - System for automated excavation planning and control: A control system is disclosed for a mobile excavation machine operating at a worksite. The control system may have a locating device mounted on the mobile excavation machine that is configured to generate a signal indicative of a current position of the mobile excavation machine at the worksite during completion... Agent:
20130311032 - Apparatus for simulating a vehicle environment: An apparatus includes a plurality of first inputs, corresponding to changeable vehicle state variables, manipuable to simulate changes in vehicle state. The apparatus includes a plurality of second inputs, corresponding to vehicle system controls, manipuable to simulate activation of vehicle controls. Also, in this embodiment, the apparatus also includes one... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130311033 - Methods and systems for determining a tire pressure status: Various embodiments may include methods and systems for determining a tire pressure status. The system may include at least one computer. An input defining an inflation status of one or more vehicle tires, as well as tire inflation data of the one or more tires, may be received. A specific... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130311034 - Method and device for monitoring the satisfactory functioning of at least one first and a second component of a vehicle drive train: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the proper functioning of at least one first and a second component (109, 110) of a vehicle drive train (100). The first and the second component (109, 110) each have an effect on the torque applied to the driveshaft (111) and are... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130311040 - Active noise cancellation apparatus: Provided is an active noise cancellation apparatus capable of reliably reducing road noise by a technique other than mounting a vibration generator on a floor panel itself or another plate-like interior part itself, while reducing costs and size of the apparatus. A reference signal detector is mounted on a knuckle... Agent: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
20130311038 - Information providing method for mobile terminal and apparatus thereof: This specification relates to an information providing method and an apparatus thereof, capable of providing information based on a user profile according to a travel state and/or a current location of a vehicle. The method includes detecting a travel state of a vehicle, detecting a current location of the vehicle;... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130311036 - Method and apparatus for interactive vehicular advertising: A system includes a processor configured to wirelessly communicate with a remote application. The system also includes one or more outputs, controllable by the processor. The processor is configured to receive an advertisement for playback on at least one output, determine the suitability of the received advertisement for playback, permit... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130311035 - Sensor system for motor vehicle: A light bar assembly can comprise an elongated housing mountable to a roof of a motor vehicle and comprising a plurality of light transmissive sections. The light bar assembly can further comprise two or more light sources disposed within the elongated housing, and one or more sensors disposed in an... Agent: Aps Systems, LLC
20130311039 - Vehicle assembly having a capacitive sensor: An illustrative assembly includes a panel and a capacitive sensor. The panel is movable between an opened position and a closed position relative to a closure of a vehicle body. The sensor is positioned on the panel such that at least a portion of the sensor is perpendicular to the... Agent: Uusi, LLC
20130311037 - Vehicular device and portable communication terminal: A vehicular device includes a communication unit that performs communication with a portable communication terminal; a display unit that display an execution screen of a terminal application; an operation input unit provided in a corresponding manner with the display unit and receives an input regarding an operation for a manual... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130311042 - Electric power steering systems and methods: An electric power steering system for a vehicle includes a steering mechanism coupling a steering wheel to a steerable element. A first actuator is in communication with a controller and operatively connected to the steering mechanism for assisting movement of the steerable element in response to a first signal from... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130311041 - In-vehicle drive pattern optimization for reduced road wear: The present principles are directed to in-vehicle drive pattern optimization for reduced road wear. A method includes monitoring statuses of various vehicle functions. The method further includes controlling the various vehicle functions to optimize the vehicle drive pattern for reduced road wear, responsive to an output of the monitoring step... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130311043 - Vehicle control apparatus: A determination processing ECU of a vehicle control apparatus which stops a vehicle regardless of whether a driver operates a brake pedal operation stops the vehicle while changing the steering angle of the vehicle based on an environment surrounding a vehicle stop position.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311044 - Electric power steering apparatus: An assisting command value calculating unit calculates a first assisting factor on the basis of the value of a torque differential control volume added to a basic assist control volume based on a steering torque value, while increasing or decreasing, on the basis of an assisting gradient, the torque differential... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20130311045 - Vehicle steering control apparatus: A vehicle steering control apparatus in a vehicle, which is provided with: a tire steer angle varying apparatus which is configured to change a tire steer angle independently of steering wheel operation; and a tire steer angle equivalent value detecting device which is configured to detect a tire steer angle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311047 - Data mining in a digital map database to identify intersections located at hill bottoms and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle: Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, an intersection located at the bottom of a hill. A database that represents the road network is used to determine locations where... Agent: Navteq B.v.
20130311046 - Motor vehicle having a centralized door locking system: A motor vehicle has a plurality of doors, each secured by a lock, peripheral control units, each connected to one of said locks, for sending a command signal to an actuator of the lock, a central control unit for sending command signals to the actuators of the locks, and an... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130311048 - Systems and methods for increasing fuel efficiency: The vehicle described herein employs an electronic control unit (“ECU”) and/or accessory control module configured to improve actual fuel economy. The ECU and/or the accessory control module monitors vehicle operating conditions and reduces load from an accessory when the vehicle achieves predetermined operating conditions. The ECU and/or the accessory control... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20130311049 - Head lamp apparatus of automobile and method of controlling the same: A head lamp apparatus of an automobile and a method of controlling the same light a curved road by rotating one of a left DBL and a right DBL to the left or right according to a relative distance reflecting a driving speed of the automobile, not an absolute distance... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd
20130311050 - Agricultural rate management: Agricultural rate adjustments performed by autopilots or farm information displays help eliminate guesswork and improve farm efficiency.... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited
20130311051 - Control device for hydraulic winch: A control device for a hydraulic winch includes: a hydraulic source; a variable-displacement hydraulic motor; a winch operation member; an accelerator operation quantity detection unit; an engine control unit; a rotation speed detection unit; a line pull detection unit; a condition decision unit; and a motor displacement control unit, wherein:... Agent: Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane Co., Ltd.
20130311052 - Hybrid construction machine and auxiliary control device used therein: Disclosed is a hybrid construction machine that includes a control device and an auxiliary control device. The control device switches between a hydraulic/electric complex swing mode in which both the electric motor and the hydraulic motor are driven to drive the swing structure by using the sum of the torque... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130311053 - Monitoring system and method: A system with an apparatus that moves on wheels along a track defined by rails, and comprises two opposite sides carried by two or more wheels. The apparatus comprises detectors, at least one detector in either side of the apparatus in a known spatial connection with a wheel for generating... Agent: Konecranes PLC
20130311054 - Swing control system for hybrid construction machine: A swing control system for a hybrid construction machine has a swing operating lever, an electric swing motor, a speed detection sensor which detects the rotary speed of a swing motor, a controller that calculates the driving speed of the swing motor by a swing operating signal created by the... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab
20130311055 - Automatic transmission input clutch control: A method of controlling the performance of a vehicle from a stationary condition includes operating a vehicle powertrain in a creep mode following the disengagement of a driver-operated braking device; and operating the vehicle powertrain in a launch mode following an engagement of a driver-operated acceleration device subsequent to the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130311056 - Continuously variable transmission device: Construction is achieved that is capable of ensuring reliability of a learned value for a position of an adjustment member 24 which becomes the criterion for the transmission gear ratio control of a toroidal continuously variable transmission 4. As conditions for allowing learning of a controller 11 that controls the... Agent: Nsk Ltd.
20130311057 - Closed-loop torque phase control for shifting automatic transmission gear ratios based on friction element load estimation: A closed loop shift control apparatus and method based on estimated torque in friction elements controls a torque transfer phase when shifting from a low gear configuration to a high gear configuration for an automatic transmission system. When pressure actuated friction elements are selectively engaged and released to establish torque... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130311058 - Charge while being flat towed feature for electric vehicles: A towed vehicle is towed by a towing vehicle. The towed vehicle includes a motor/generator for both regenerative braking and for powering wheels. A tow member connects the towed vehicle to the towed vehicle. A sensor measures or infers the tension and compression in the tow member. A computer communicates... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130311059 - Velocity sensitive passenger vehicle trailer brake controller: A method of controlling a trailer brake system using a trailer brake controller positioned within a passenger vehicle is provided. The method includes obtaining intended braking inputs and developing an effective baseline trailer brake controller output profile based thereon. The method scales the effective baseline trailer brake controller output profile... Agent: Ford Global Technologies
20130311060 - Engine wash optimisation: The present invention provides a method of optimising engine wash event scheduling. An underlying deterioration gradient and a total deterioration gradient are determined. A number of engine wash events, x, are set. Engine deterioration for x engine wash events is calculated. The washed engine cost of engine deterioration for x... Agent: Optimized Systems And Solutions Limited
20130311061 - Control device for internal combustion engine and control method for internal combustion engine: An ECU executes a program including a step of prohibiting idle priority control if automatic stop control of an engine is prohibited and a step of permitting the idle priority control if the automatic stop control of the engine is not prohibited.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311063 - Cetane number estimation device: An electronic control unit detects an index value of an amount of generated heat of fuel to be combusted in a diesel engine. The electronic control unit also executes the injection of a predetermined amount of the fuel to estimate a cetane number of the fuel and calculates an index... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311064 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: An object of this invention is to provide a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine which makes it possible to reliably avoid an abnormal increase in in-cylinder pressure due to pre-ignition. The control apparatus of this invention controls an internal combustion engine including an injector that directly injects fuel... Agent:
20130311062 - Engine system and a method of operating a direct injection engine: Systems and methods are provided for an engine. The system comprises a direct injection engine having a cylinder in which a piston is slidingly supported to form in combination with a cylinder head a combustion chamber; a fuel injector for the cylinder having a catalytic coated tip portion that projects... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130311069 - Control device of internal combustion engine: There is provided a control device of an engine that includes a turbo-supercharger and a variable valve mechanism, the control device including: a valve timing change means; an ignition timing change means; a fuel injection amount change means; an acceleration request detection means; a supercharging pressure detection means; and an... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130311068 - Coordination of cam timing and blow-through air delivery: Methods and systems are provided for reducing turbo lag by directing intake air from an intake manifold to an exhaust manifold. The intake air may be directed via an EGR passage by opening an EGR valve or by may be directed via engine cylinders by increasing positive valve overlap. Amounts... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130311067 - Direct injection gas engine and method: The disclosure describes an engine system having liquid and gaseous fuel systems, each of which injects fuel directly into an engine cylinder. A controller monitors and controls engine operation in a normal mode, during which the engine produces rated power, and in a limp-home mode, which is used when an... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20130311066 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for a vehicle engine. One example method comprises delivering a first fuel to an engine cylinder at least partially during an intake stroke, and initiating combustion in the cylinder via injection of a second fuel into the cylinder. Responsive to an indication of uncontrolled combustion... Agent:
20130311065 - System and method for controlling an engine based on ammonia storage in multiple selective catalytic reduction catalysts: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a storage estimation module and an air/fuel ratio control module. The storage estimation module estimates a first amount of ammonia stored in a first selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst and estimates a second amount of ammonia stored in a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130311071 - Charging-pressure-guided control method for an internal combustion engine: A method of controlling a charging pressure of an internal combustion engine having a particle filter for the treatment of exhaust gases, wherein the charging pressure is controlled to achieve a nominal charging pressure value and wherein the nominal charging pressure value is set as a function of operating parameters,... Agent: Fev Gmbh
20130311070 - Controller for internal combustion engine: A controller includes an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system for performing EGR control, the system including an EGR passage for recirculating exhaust gas per cylinder and an EGR device for controlling a flow rate of the exhaust gas to be recirculated. The controller is arranged to perform internal combustion engine... Agent: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311073 - Fuel alcohol content detection via an exhaust gas sensor: Various systems and methods are described for an exhaust gas sensor coupled to an exhaust system of an engine. One example method comprises, during selected engine fueling conditions, alternating between applying different voltages to the sensor; and identifying an amount of alcohol in fuel injected to the engine based on... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130311072 - Power-steering control system: In a power-steering control system installed in a vehicle, a state determiner determines whether an engine is in a state in which the engine is stopped. A steering-torque detector measures steering torque applied to a steering wheel by a driver of the vehicle. A controller holds the power steering motor... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20130311074 - Ignition event generation using data from vehicle bus: A device detects ignition on and ignition off events in a vehicle with an internal combustion engine. Ignition events are detected by reading data from the vehicle's data bus. While the ignition is off, the device awakes from time to time to either listen to or poll the data bus.... Agent: Webtech Wireless Inc.
20130311075 - Motorcycle and helmet providing advance driver assistance: A safety system for motorcycle comprises at least one sensor mounted to the motorcycle to sense a feature of an environment surrounding the vehicle. An electronic control unit is configured to receive a signal from the at least one sensor and determine a probability that a safety incident may occur... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
20130311076 - Method of generating expected average speeds of travel: A method of generating expected average speeds of travel across one or more segments in the area covered by an electronic map, each segment representing a navigable segment in the area covered by the map and having associated therewith: an average speed of travel across that segment; segment data comprising... Agent:
20130311077 - Object determination apparatus and collision avoidance assistance apparatus: An object determination apparatus includes: a sensing device that is mounted in a host vehicle, and that sends detection wave and receives the detection wave reflected from an object, and that detects the object; a detection unit that detects the state of reflection intensity of the detection wave received by... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130311078 - Low-altitude low-speed small target intercepting method based on firing table fitting: Systems and methods based on firing table fitting allow interception of a small low-altitude low-velocity target. A system includes: a target detecting system, a directing control system, a launch control system, an interception execution system, a communication bus a, a communication bus b and a communication bus c. Firing table... Agent: Beijing Mechanical Equipment Institute
20130311079 - Physical object search: A method and system for searching for items is provided. The method includes receiving, from a user, description data describing search requirements associated with a requested physical object to be located. Locations of the user are monitored and a request to locate the physical object is transmitted to video data... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130311080 - Apparatus configured to select a context specific positioning system: An apparatus comprising: a processor and memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to: detect sound from an environment proximal to a device; determine a context of the device using the detected sound; and provide signaling to... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130311081 - Methods and systems for displaying enhanced turn-by-turn guidance on a personal navigation device: Embodiment methods and systems enable personal navigation devices to warn drivers during turn-by-turn navigation directions when they are approaching a difficult turn. Personal navigation devices may report to a server when a turn is missed during turn-by-turn directions, including identifying the turn and situation information. The server may aggregate missed... Agent:
20130311082 - Navigation system for a motor vehicle: A navigation system for a motor vehicle includes: an off-board navigation system spatially separated from the motor vehicle, for calculating a suggested route for the motor vehicle; a wireless communication connection between the off-board navigation system and the motor vehicle, for transmitting the suggested route to the motor vehicle; and... Agent: Volkswagen Ag
20130311083 - Object detection device and navigation device: An object detection device includes: an ultrasonic sensor for transmitting a signal and further receiving reflected signals of the transmitted signal; a delay-sum processing unit for generating two-dimensional distance information in which the reflected signals received by the ultrasonic sensor are delay-summed in a plurality of reference planes set in... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130311084 - Method and device for indoor positioning: The present invention relates to a method for positioning a user inside a building, wherein the user has a user carried device and the device is provided with a direction sensor and a movement sensor. The method includes providing the user carried device with a vector map of the building,... Agent: Senionlab
20130311085 - Satellite navigation/dead-reckoning navigation integrated positioning device: A satellite and/or dead-reckoning navigation integrated positioning device with improved accuracy including position, velocity, etc. is disclosed. A tracking processing module performs, based on a GPS signal, acquisition and tracking thereof and demodulation of a navigation message. A GPS calculation module calculates position, velocity, and the like based on pseudo-range... Agent:
20130311086 - Navigation apparatus: A navigation apparatus includes: a map information storage unit that stores road information; a position estimation unit that estimates the position of the vehicle; a map matching unit that specifies link candidate points corresponding to the position of the vehicle; a parallel roads determination unit that detects links of parallel... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.
20130311087 - Method for making an electronic map for use in a gps radio communication device by utilizing a paper map under a condition of no gps electronic map provided: A group two-way radio system, in a condition of failing to obtain a GPS standard map, is capable of utilizing a console to control a computer to convert any paper map or electronic map not in compliance with a GPS standard to be an electronic map drawing file in compliance... Agent: Unication Group/unication Co., Ltd.
20130311088 - Mobility route optimization: A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product guides mobility-impaired pedestrians. Mobile tracking readings are received from multiple mobility assistance devices, each of which has an affixed tracking device. Based on these mobile tracking readings, multiple pedestrian routes for mobility-impaired pedestrians, including an optimal pedestrian route that has the highest... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130311090 - Computing paths between geographical localities: Technology is generally described for computing paths between geographical localities. In some examples, the technology can receive a request for a path between two or more geographical localities, and compute a path based at least on a popularity rating of intermediate geographical localities.... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20130311091 - Managing differences between geographic database versions: A method and system for managing differences between geographic database versions is disclosed. A user registers his version of a geographic database with a map management application and thereafter enters a destination on a graphical user interface. The map management application checks to see if data representing the destination is... Agent: Navteq B.v.
20130311089 - System and method for multi-plane routing: A computer-implemented system and method distilling three-dimensional structure to a two-dimensional raster with multiple discrete planes for purposes of safe and accurate route planning including a map generator (100), pixel encoder (102), map transformer (106), and route generator (108). The map generator (100) generates a raster map by populating a... Agent: Primordial11/14/2013 > 108 patent applications in 52 patent subcategories.
20130304276 - Off-board hours-of-service (\"hos\") processing: Systems, methods, and devices for providing hour-of-service (“HOS”) calculations via a web based host server instead of on an onboard mobile device. In the various embodiments, an onboard vehicle recording device and driver-carried mobile devices may operate independently. The onboard vehicle recording device and driver-carried mobile device(s) may exchange information... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130304277 - Vehicle control system: The control property of an onboard device is changeable by using an external control unit, and the data from the external control unit is authenticated. An onboard gateway unit is provided with a verification code generator for generating a security key, and an external control unit is provided with an... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304281 - Alternative authorization for telematics: A system for alternative authorization for telematics in a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a telematics unit residing in the vehicle, a radio transceiver, and a digital rights management application executing on the telematics unit. The radio transceiver couples the telematics unit with a wireless service provider. The digital... Agent: Sprint Communications Company L.p.
20130304279 - Efficient intersection autonomous driving protocol: A system and method for efficiently and continuously allowing vehicles to travel through an intersection. The method includes broadcasting a synchronization signal to all vehicles that will be entering the intersection and broadcasting an intersection flow time to all of the vehicles that will be entering the intersection that identifies... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130304278 - Smart phone app-based remote vehicle diagnostic system and method: Provided is a remote vehicle diagnostic system which utilizes a smart phone as a centralized communication hub between a vehicle and several remote resources. The system includes a program downloadable onto the smart phone to program the phone to perform desired functionality. The smart phone app may allow the smart... Agent:
20130304280 - Vehicle control and display system: A vehicle control and display system to control the vehicle systems and display vehicle information. A control processing unit communicates with remote units and the vehicle systems wherein when the control processing unit receives commands from the remote units, the control processing unit transfers these commands to the vehicle systems.... Agent:
20130304282 - Apparatus for unmanned vehicle: An apparatus and a method are disclosed, such as an apparatus wholly or partially mounted on an unmanned vehicle and arranged to act upon a payload, the payload being mounted on the unmanned vehicle and, under an action of the apparatus, being changeable from being in a first state to... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20130304283 - Method for controlling the piloting of an aircraft: A method for controlling the piloting of an aircraft comprising the steps of receiving at least one first instruction for modification of a current velocity vector of the aircraft, determining a target velocity vector of the aircraft, on the basis of said at least one first instruction received, and determining,... Agent: Airbus Operations (sas)
20130304285 - Method and device for aiding the flight management of an aircraft during a landing phase: A device aiding the flight management of an aircraft during a phase of landing on an airport includes means for automatically determining an adaptive aiming point that is shifted along the runway in the downstream direction and which can be used by different usual landing aid means of the aircraft.... Agent:
20130304284 - Methods and systems for representing missed approach information in perspective view on a cockpit display: A method is provided for displaying information on a display device of an aircraft. The method comprises determining graphics data for visual aids that represent missed approach data; incorporating the graphics data into a user interface that is in perspective view; and generating the user interface for display on the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130304286 - Method and apparatus for safety protocol verification, control and management: The present invention is an apparatus and a method for a safety verification system, or a safety verification management system. At railroads or construction sites, equipment, such as a piece of heavy machinery, or a locomotive engine, must be subjected to a safety protocol before authorized personnel are allowed to... Agent:
20130304292 - Construction vehicle control apparatus and construction vehicle: A construction vehicle control apparatus is provided including: a motor generator control unit (160) which, when regenerative electrical power generated by a motor (7) during regenerative braking surpasses acceptable charging electrical power of a capacitor (3), drives a motor generator (5) using the surplus electrical power; an engine controller (2)... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20130304296 - Control device of hybrid drive device: A hybrid drive device includes a speed change mechanism, a motor drivingly coupled to an input shaft, and a clutch interposed between an engine and an input shaft. Upon engine start during engine traveling, the clutch is engaged, and rotation of the engine is increased. A control device of the... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20130304293 - Control device of hybrid vehicle: It is provided a control device of a hybrid vehicle including an engine and an electric motor as a drive power source for running, a clutch connecting/disconnecting a power transmission path between the engine and the electric motor, and an automatic transmission coupled to the electric motor in a power... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130304288 - Control device, hybrid vehicle, control method, and program: An electric motor can assist an engine at high conversion efficiency. A lower limit is set for the torque shared with an engine by the electric motor when the engine and the electric motor are operated together for traveling, and a hybrid ECU has an assistance control unit that implements... Agent: Hino Motors, Ltd.
20130304294 - Drive control apparatus and control method for hybrid vehicles and hybrid vehicle: A drive control apparatus for hybrid vehicles adapted to facilitate controlling a rotation speed of an internal combustion engine, preventing excess speeds of a motor generator. The drive control apparatus for hybrid vehicles is adapted for a drive control of a vehicle using outputs from an engine and motor generators,... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20130304295 - Drive control apparatus and drive control method for hybrid vehicles and hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle, a drive control apparatus, and a drive control method to prevent overcharging a battery, and providing an output drive force depending on a driver's request. The drive control apparatus for hybrid vehicles outputs generated power at an internal combustion engine and a motor generator through a power... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20130304297 - Drive control apparatus and method for providing a drive control to a hybrid electric vehicle, and hybrid electric vehicle: An apparatus that both prevents excessive engine speed and satisfies a driver's requested drive torque. A control apparatus provides torque control to a hybrid electric vehicle and uses a calculated engine speed final target, and engine speed temporary target, which may not exceed an upper limit. In addition the control... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20130304289 - In-vehicle apparatus for detecting collision of vehicle: An in-vehicle apparatus for a vehicle driven by a first driving power source in a first driving mode and driven by a second diving power source in a second driving mode, includes: a collision detection device; a stopping device stopping the first and second driving modes when the collision detection... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130304290 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle includes a control device which sets a target turning angular velocity ωz_cmd to a nonzero value not only when a predetermined steering operation is performed but also at least in an external force application state in which an external force for turning the vehicle about... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304299 - Method of adjusting the electrical supply voltage for the operation of at least one electrically powered vehicle: A vehicle is supplied by a first electrical energy storage unit on board the vehicle, and a ground electrical network providing an energy supply by application of a supply voltage through electrical distribution. The first energy storage unit is controllable under a generator regime or a receiver regime. The supply... Agent: Siemens S.a.s.
20130304298 - Motor vehicle device having a charging and/or discharging unit: An electric and/or hybrid motor vehicle device includes a charge and/or discharge unit, which has a vehicle-side energy transfer unit for touch-free coupling with at least one corresponding external energy transfer unit for charging and/or discharging at least one battery device. The motor vehicle also includes a motor vehicle level-adjustment... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130304287 - Vehicle component recognition and adjustment for energy efficiency: An apparatus including a plurality of electric vehicle movement components, where a first one of the components is configurable to operate in one of a plurality of power operational modes; and a connection connecting the plurality of electric vehicle components to each other. The first component is configured to select... Agent: Curtis Instruments, Inc.
20130304291 - Vehicle, method and device for controlling vehicle: A vehicle provided with a motor generator as a driving source includes an engine and a catalyst for purifying gas exhausted from the engine. The engine is controlled in one control mode of a CS mode and a CD mode in which opportunity for operation of the engine is limited... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130304300 - Path planning autopilot: A path planning autopilot guides vehicles efficiently even when they are far from a desired path.... Agent: Trimble Navigation Ltd.
20130304301 - Automated cleaning in a sensor network: A system, method and computer program product for attending to an environmental condition by an electronic cleaning device. A computer receives one or more data signals from one or more sensors through a network, with each of the one or more sensors associated with a physical location. The computer determines... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130304303 - Method and device for requirement capture for a system for centralized maintenance for aircraft: A requirement capture device for a centralized maintenance system for aircraft is composed of a means for capturing and parametrizing the various characteristics of the centralized maintenance system. It allows the various parties to the fine tuning of the CMS system to define the data set specific to their domain... Agent: Thales
20130304302 - Method for controlling battery replacement based on distance data and system thereof: A method for controlling battery replacement based on distance data and a system thereof are provided. The method includes: reading current distance data of an electric vehicle, wherein the current distance data indicates the total distance that the electric vehicle has traveled; receiving related recharge information for the electric vehicle... Agent: Hangzhou Electric Power Bureau
20130304304 - Combination of an on-board power supply control device and at least one light control device of a motor vehicle: A combination (10) of a power-supply control device (12) and at least one light-control device (14) of a motor vehicle operates at least one semiconductor light source (36, 38). The control device (12) supplies the light-control device (14) with power via a supply line (18) connected to a first connection... Agent: Automotive Lighting Reutlingen Gmbh
20130304305 - System and method for tracking tire positions: A system and method for tracking tire positions on a vehicle. Tires are tracked by checking the position of tires synchronized at a predetermined angle when a vehicle speed is equal to or greater than a preset reference speed, on the basis of wheel phase information of a wheel sensor,... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh
20130304306 - Automotive diagnostic server: A system and method for an automotive diagnostic server can provide a portable vehicle diagnostic tool to identify a failed vehicle component. It may also provide a remote information device to serve as a connecting intermediary between devices, and to allow remote control of the devices and to provide information... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC
20130304307 - Platform health monitoring system: A platform health monitoring system including an associative memory. The associative memory stores a plurality of known health profiles for a platform. The platform health monitoring system also includes an input device in communication with the associative memory. The input device is configured to receive a current health profile of... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130304308 - Vehicle information acquisition device and vehicle information acquisition method: Provided are a vehicle information acquisition device and a vehicle information acquisition method which are capable of accelerating the update time of vehicle information that needs to be updated in a short time and enhancing convenience. A vehicle information acquisition device (200) transmits respective pieces of request data each requesting... Agent: Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd.
20130304309 - Driving force distribution control device: A driving force distribution control device controls an inductive load circuit to adjust a ratio of driving forces transmitted from a driving source to a plurality of wheels via a driving force transmitting system. The driving force distribution control device counts a number of tests performed by applying a test... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20130304310 - Fail-safe control system for vehicle: A data communication system has a pair of signal lines which connects a plurality of controllers on a vehicle. At least one controller has a failure detector which detects data communication failure. At least one controller has a fall-back detector which detects fall-back state in which data communication is performed... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130304311 - Method for detecting faults in an electronically controlled drive system of a motor vehicle: A method is provided for detecting faults in an electronically controlled drive system of a motor vehicle by way of an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit detects at least the accelerator pedal position and the longitudinal acceleration of the motor vehicle as input signals. The control unit is... Agent:
20130304314 - Brake fade determination device, brake fade determination method and braking system: A brake fade determination device determines whether a fade state of a brake device that brakes a wheel of a vehicle is occurring on the basis of the deceleration of the vehicle and the slip amount of the wheel. A braking system includes: the brake device that is able to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130304312 - Diagnostic system and diagnosing method, housing component of a lubricant container: Diagnostic system including a sensor device with a sensor for generating signals corresponding to a first operational condition, a control device with a timer and function for performance of measurements, and a signal transmission device. The system includes a device for determination of a second operational condition of the system... Agent:
20130304313 - Method for testing hydraulic braking systems in vehicles: A method for testing a hydraulic braking system. The method includes activating a brake master cylinder of the braking system mechatronically, and measuring a set of measured decision ratios pertaining to the distance travelled by the piston of the brake master cylinder to the corresponding pressure developed in the brake... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130304316 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle prevents a travel operation unit from running at a high velocity when not in contact with the ground. A ground contact point velocity detector integrates a ground contact point horizontal acceleration calculated by a ground contact point horizontal acceleration calculator so as to calculate the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304315 - Operator recognition system: A vehicular control system includes a transmitter electrode. The system also includes a receiver electrode for an input device. A control unit is in communication with the transmitter electrode and the receiver electrode. The control unit is operable to determine that an input is received at the input device, and... Agent: Elesys North America Inc.
20130304317 - Reaction force control device: Provided is a reaction force control device for reducing discomfort experienced by the driver operating the accelerator pedal when continuous curves are being traveled, and setting the characteristics of the reaction force on the accelerator pedal in accordance with the curves. In the case that the target reaction force, which... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304318 - Vehicle: Described herein are devices and methods for controlling inclination in a vehicle. In certain aspects, inclination of the vehicle can be controlled with an inclination control processing section that includes a first control value limiting processing section which calculates a moving amount of the centroid, calculates a maximum angular acceleration,... Agent: Equos Research Co., Ltd.
20130304319 - Motorized three-wheeled vehicle active suspension: A system that stiffens the rear suspension of the three-wheeled vehicle in coordination with the operator turning the front wheel to prevent leaning in turns and thus improve handling, performance and safety. The suspension system is controlled by the suspension control computer that receives input from a variety of sensors... Agent: Sabertooth Motorcycles, LLC
20130304320 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle with a tiltable rider mounting section has a first travel operation unit and a second travel operation unit, which are disposed with an interval provided therebetween in the longitudinal direction and which are capable of traveling in all directions. In a situation wherein a predetermined... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304321 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle having a tiltable rider mounting section includes a first travel operation unit and a second travel operation unit, which are disposed with an interval provided therebetween in the longitudinal direction and which are capable of traveling in all directions. In a situation wherein a predetermined... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304322 - Vehicle behavior control apparatus: A vehicle behavior control apparatus mounted in a vehicle to control steering of the vehicle. A virtual road outline, which is an outline of a drivable road region where the vehicle will travel, is determined on the basis of detection results from a location sensor. The virtual road outline is... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130304326 - Alertness monitoring systems and associated methods: Embodiments of driver alertness monitoring systems, devices, and associated methods based on steering variability and/or lane variability are described herein. In one embodiment, a method for detecting alertness of a driver operating a vehicle includes recording a steering position of the vehicle with a steering sensor and transmitting the recorded... Agent: Washington State University Research Foundation
20130304324 - Checking method implemented by a steering system regulating function: Checking method implemented by a function that automatically checks a steering system (1) of a motor vehicle comprising a steering wheel (4) to operate a powered system (20) that turns the wheels (10) under certain specific conditions of operation of this vehicle, this checking method calculating a reference steering wheel... Agent: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa
20130304323 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle has a first travel operation unit and a second travel operation unit. A controller of the inverted pendulum type vehicle controls an actuator on the basis of a restricted desired value. The restricted desired value is obtained by restricting a basic desired value of the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304325 - Motor control device: A motor control device has characteristic information that indicates a correlation between a rotation speed and a current of a motor. The motor control device sets a rotation speed characteristic value that is a reference value of the rotation speed of the motor and a current characteristic value that is... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20130304327 - Electric power steering device: An electric power steering device provides an appropriate power assist from the motor even when torque sensors have failed and the steering torque is no longer detected. If an error is detected in a torque sensor, the motor is driven based on the rotor rotation angle detected by a resolver... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304328 - Ttg for body cooling and driver alertness: A system for keeping a driver alert by employing a thermal grill that includes warm and cool regions. The disclosed system includes an alert module that configures the thermal grill to a heat sink configuration and a heat source configuration. The thermal grill in the heat sink configuration extracts heat... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304329 - Method for operating a compressed air brake system: A method for operating a compressed air brake system in a motor vehicle equipped with a brake control device includes regulating the generation of compressed air and/or the supply of compressed air into a storage container and, in particular, the regeneration of an air conditioning system, using a compressor controller,... Agent: Wabco Gmbh
20130304330 - Method and system for regulating the linear position of a fifth wheel: A method and a system for regulating, while the vehicle is in motion, the linear position of a fifth wheel of a vehicle combination which comprises a tractor unit and a semi-trailer, which linear position of the fifth wheel is regulated automatically on the basis of the vehicle speed. Forward... Agent: Scania Cv Ab (publ)
20130304331 - Display-based control for motor grader: A method, controller and system in accordance with various aspects of the present disclosure provide display-based control of a motor grader for grading near a curb or other roadway marker. A blade image is displayed to the operator on a display screen showing a portion of the blade and a... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20130304332 - Turning control apparatus for a hybrid construction machine: A turning control apparatus for a hybrid construction machine may include an engine, an oil hydraulic pump, an electric energy storage device, an engine assistant motor, a turning motor, a power converter, a battery, an HCU, an SMPS configured to apply electric power to the HCU by being supplied with... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
20130304334 - Method for establishing a driving profile: A method for establishing a driving profile includes recording a value of an operating characteristic of a motor vehicle with the aid of a sensor situated in the motor vehicle at a first point in time, linking the value to a piece of location information indicating a position of the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130304333 - Method for reducing a traffic jam risk: A method for preparing a driving profile includes: recording a value of an operating characteristic of a motor vehicle by a sensor situated inside the motor vehicle; linking the value with location information indicating a position of the motor vehicle in order to obtain linked information; transmitting the linked information... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130304335 - Vehicle deceleration control unit, vehicle deceleration control method: Provided herein is a unit and method to assist the driver with brake operation and to lessen the operation burden. This vehicle deceleration control unit is provided with an engine brake that decelerates the vehicle by putting the vehicle in a state in which the power source is driven from... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304336 - Transmission creep control: A transmission control system and method for controlling the level of creep torque supplied by a powertrain. The transmission control system having a controller configured to receive output signals from any one of a driver interface device sensor, a grade sensor, and a brake pedal sensor. Based on the output... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20130304337 - Gear shifting control device for hybrid vehicle: The gear shifting control device comprises a speed change operation completion detecting portion, a rotation difference judging portion for judging whether or not the absolute difference between the engine rotation speed and the input rotation speed exceeds a predetermined value and a clutch torque—operating amount correcting portion which replaces the... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130304338 - Clutch control system for paver: A clutch control system for a clutch provided between an engine and a load drive. The clutch control system includes a sensor, a detector, an electronic control module and a controller. The sensor is configured to determine a running condition of an engine, and generate a load signal indicative of... Agent: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
20130304339 - Device and method for controlling transmission torque to provide hill ascent and/or descent assistance: A device, system, and method for controlling transmission torque to provide hill ascent and/or descent assistance to a vehicle includes applying a clutch hold pressure to one or more clutches of a transmission to lock an output shaft of the transmission to resist roll-back of the vehicle. The clutch hold... Agent:
20130304340 - Device, system, and method for controlling transmission torque to provide hill ascent and/or descent assistance using road grade: A device, system, and method for controlling transmission torque to provide hill ascent and/or descent assistance to a vehicle includes applying a clutch hold pressure to one or more clutches of a transmission to lock an output shaft of the transmission to resist roll-back of the vehicle. The clutch hold... Agent:
20130304341 - Driving force control device for four-wheel-drive vehicle: A driving force control device for a four-wheel-drive vehicle performs, by controlling the driving force that is allocated to the rear wheels by a front and rear torque allocation clutch that is arranged between a propeller shaft and a rear diff, the control of setting front wheels as primary drive... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130304345 - Method and device for controlling an electrohydraulic brake system: A system and device and a method for controlling an electrohydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle especially adapted for brake by wire applications. The embodiments carryout position control of an actuator of an electronically activatable pressure supply unit based on the actuator position actual value and on and actuator... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
20130304343 - Method and device for operating compressed-air brakes: A method and brake control device, with closed-loop braking intervention control functionality, for operating a vehicle compressed-air brake system includes directly processing data representing at least one pressure measurement of the compressed air, such as the pressure in the brake circuit(s) and/or the system pressure. Brake system leaks can be... Agent:
20130304342 - Systems and methods for energy transfer control: A control system includes a first switching module and a second switching module. The second switching module is operably connected to the first switching module. The control system is configured to be selectably connected to at least two of an energy dissipation system, an external energy storage system, or an... Agent: General Electric Company
20130304344 - Vehicle control apparatus: An engine ECU and a brake ECU of a vehicle control apparatus performs any one of a mechanical brake which converts a kinetic energy using rotation of a driving wheel rotation into thermal energy using friction and a regeneration brake which converts the kinetic energy of the driving wheel rotation... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130304347 - Calculating speed and travel times with travel delays: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for forecasting travel delays corresponding to streets, street segments, geographic areas, geofenced areas, and/or user-specified criteria. And from the forecasted travel delays, speed and travel times that take into account such travel delays can be determined.... Agent:
20130304348 - Calculating speed and travel times with travel delays: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for forecasting travel delays corresponding to streets, street segments, geographic areas, geofenced areas, and/or user-specified criteria. And from the forecasted travel delays, speed and travel times that take into account such travel delays can be determined.... Agent:
20130304349 - Calculating speed and travel times with travel delays: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for forecasting travel delays corresponding to streets, street segments, geographic areas, geofenced areas, and/or user-specified criteria. And from the forecasted travel delays, speed and travel times that take into account such travel delays can be determined.... Agent:
20130304350 - Detection of power train oscillations: A method for damping a power train oscillation in a vehicle provided with a prime mover which rotates at a speed ω. A vibration change S in the rotation speed ω of the prime mover is determined. There is deemed to be a power train oscillation if for a predetermined... Agent:
20130304346 - System and method for machine function monitoring: Disclosed are systems and methods for monitoring the functions of a machine, particularly an engine, by measuring vibration from the machine, and optionally one or more temperatures inside of the machine.... Agent:
20130304351 - Device for monitoring the function of a machine: A device is disclosed for monitoring the function of a machine, such as an engine or compressor, or of any structure or one or more characteristics of a material. The device may be self-powered to function in remote areas and/or hazardous conditions.... Agent:
20130304354 - Internal combustion engine power output control in response to an anomalous running condition: A method for regulating the power delivered by a reciprocating engine includes the definition of the value of a constant time interval T1 and the values of a threshold for the engine rpm and of a threshold for the percentage opening of the engine throttle valve, below which an operating... Agent: Athena S.p.a.
20130304353 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: A method for operating an internal combustion engine is described. The internal combustion engine includes a high-pressure accumulator (13) and a low-pressure area (8). The high-pressure accumulator (13) and the low-pressure area (8) are connected via a pressure control valve (10). According to the method, an open position of the... Agent:
20130304352 - On-board diagnostic method and system for detecting malfunction conditions in multiair engine hydraulic valve train: An on-board diagnostic system for detecting malfunction conditions in a hydraulic valve train of a MultiAir™ engine. The system comprises a plurality of pressure sensors for generating pressure signals located in a hydraulic circuit of the hydraulic valve train; and an engine control module for performing a waveform analysis of... Agent: Chrysler Group LLC
20130304355 - Control device for internal combustion engine with supercharger: An object of the present invention is to prevent hunting of a throttle in a region in which a throttle upstream pressure and a throttle downstream pressure become substantially equal to each other in an internal combustion engine with a supercharger. For this purpose, a control device for an internal... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130304356 - Cylinder-by-cylinder air-fuel ratio controller for internal combustion engine: When executing a Local-learning, an air-fuel ratio detecting time is corrected so that a dispersion of detection values of an air-fuel ratio sensor becomes a maximum value in one cycle of an engine. While executing a cylinder-by-cylinder air-fuel ratio control, a Global-learning is executed. In the Global-learning, the air-fuel ratio... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130304357 - Diesel engine operation for fast transient response and low emissions: A method for controlling emissions in the exhaust gas of a diesel engine, the engine having an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. The engine's exhaust aftertreatment system need have only an oxidation catalyst and a particulate filter (with no NOx reduction or adsorption device). In “normal” engine conditions, the engine... Agent: Southwest Research Institute
20130304358 - Vehicular control apparatus: A vehicular control apparatus performs control of enabling idle operation of an internal combustion engine that generates a motive power applied to a driving wheel of a vehicle if a vehicle speed of the vehicle is lower than a predetermined vehicle speed that is set in advance, and disabling idle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130304361 - Automatic stop and restart device for an engine: Provided is an automatic stop and restart device for an engine that is capable of suppressing occurrence of an abnormal condition even if a transmission state is changed during an engine restart process after an engine restart condition is satisfied in an automatic engine stop process. A controller performs the... Agent:
20130304359 - Diagnosis method: In an ordinary mode, when an abnormality diagnosis of a PM sensor attached to a downstream opening downstream of a filter is performed, the PM sensor is moved to a first upstream opening upstream of the filter, and an exhaust gas is discharged from an engine. An ECU stores a... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130304360 - Fuel control system and associated method: A fuel control system for controlling the purging of alternate fuel in an internal combustion engine at shutdown includes: at least one valve device configured to deliver a fuel supply to the engine; a first fuel source configured to provide a primary fuel to the valve device; a second fuel... Agent:
20130304362 - System and method for preventing misfire during engine startup: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a stop-start module and a throttle control module. The stop-start module stops an engine when a driver depresses a brake pedal while an ignition system is on and the engine is idling. The throttle control module selectively opens a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130304363 - Identifying purpose-based origin-destination using call detailed records: Access is obtained to call data records (or other data) for a plurality of mobile telephony users. The call data records (or other data) include location-time sequences. For each of the mobile telephony users, corresponding ones of the location-time sequences are segmented into trips; a home-work-school classification model is used... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130304366 - Map display system and method: Provided are a computer system and methods related to a map display. A method includes but is not limited to receiving a request for the map, the map illustrating one or more locations; determining a status associated with at least one of the one or more locations on the map,... Agent:
20130304364 - Method for analyzing traffic flow at an intersection: A method for advising a driver of a host vehicle on traffic conditions at a road intersection. It is determined that a host vehicle is approaching the intersection. Information is received from a plurality of other vehicles via a wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication system indicating respective positions and timing of the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130304365 - Method for analyzing traffic flow at an intersection: A method for assisting a driver includes determining that a host vehicle and first and second surrounding vehicles are approaching an intersection on at least two different road segments; determining when the first and second vehicles have stopped at the intersection; determining when the first and second vehicles proceed through... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130304367 - Optimizing traffic predictions and enhancing notifications: Travel-demand forecasting methods are described for predicting traffic volume based, at least in part, on user-entered data in the form of anticipated traffic routes, demographic data and/or other types of socioeconomic data. This data can source a prediction algorithm or be used to forecast traffic patterns. Methods and systems are... Agent:
20130304368 - Trajectory planning: A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining a trajectory for a vehicle, wherein the method includes: identifying a starting position (p0) for the vehicle; identifying a desired terminal position (P) for the vehicle; linearly approximating dynamics of the vehicle; and using the starting position (p0), the desired terminal position... Agent: Bae Systems Pic
20130304369 - Trajectory planning: A method and apparatus for determining a trajectory for a vehicle are disclosed, wherein, the method includes: identifying a starting position (p0) and a desired terminal position (P) for the vehicle; linearly approximating dynamics of the vehicle; and using the starting position (p0), desired terminal position (P), and linear approximation,... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20130304370 - Method and apparatus to provide location information: A method of providing location information through a navigation device, the method including: obtaining location information from the Internet; and converting the obtained location information into data that can be used in the navigation device.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130304371 - Navigation apparatus: A navigation apparatus 100 includes a current position information acquisition unit (a self-position acquisition unit 42) that acquires current position information, and a travel direction determination unit (for example, a route search unit 44) that determines a travel direction based on the acquired current position information and destination position information.... Agent: Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.
20130304372 - Technique for determining points of interest: The disclosure relates to a technique for searching points of interest, or POIs, along a calculated route to be travelled. A method implementation thereof comprises the steps of providing an initial search corridor of predetermined size, wherein the corridor is indicative of a geographic area covering at least portions of... Agent:
20130304373 - Navigation method, navigation system and map data downloading method for navigation: A navigation method includes steps of calculating a first coordinate of a first position; taking the first coordinate to be a center of a predetermined range and calculating a first map data within the predetermined range according to a zoom scale of a map scale; downloading the first map data... Agent:
20130304374 - Apparatus and method for recognizing position of moving object: An apparatus for recognizing a position of a moving object includes a sensor information collector to collect sensor information associated with movement of the moving object, a camera to capture a front image based on the movement of the moving object, and a GPS receiver configured to receive a GPS... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130304375 - Apparatus and methdo for switching navigation mode between vehicle navigation mode and personal navigation mode in navigation device: Provided is an apparatus and method for switching a navigation mode between a vehicle navigation mode and a personal navigation mode in a navigation device supporting vehicle navigation and personal navigation. Switching between the vehicle navigation mode and the personal navigation mode is performed according to whether the navigation device... Agent:
20130304376 - Method and apparatus for position measuring of portable electronic device: A method for position measurement of a portable electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving, from a first satellite, first satellite information and state information of the first satellite information, receiving other state information of the first satellite information from a server that receives the other state information of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130304381 - Automated route determination: A preferred route may be determined from an origin location to a destination location. The determination is made by processing directed links (e.g., one-way edges) in a graph that includes one or more links and two or more nodes. The determination of a preferred route may include an estimate of... Agent: Mapquest, Inc
20130304377 - Method of creating varied exercise routes for a user: A method of creating an exercise route for a user of a personal navigation device includes receiving a selection of a length of an exercise route to be generated, and generating a first plurality of suggested exercise routes, each suggested exercise route of the first plurality of suggested exercise routes... Agent:
20130304380 - Methods and apparatus for estimating power usage: A computer-implemented method includes establishing a road network model on which a plurality of simulated vehicles may be run. The method also includes setting up a plurality of scenarios under which vehicle driving conditions vary to be run on the road network model. The illustrative method includes receiving energy usage... Agent:
20130304379 - Navigation apparatus and method: A navigation apparatus 200 comprises a processing resource 260 configured to: determine a route to a selected destination; obtain weather-related data; and modify speed data for a plurality of route segments in dependence on the weather-related data. For each route there is a respective classifier that classifies the road type... Agent:
20130304382 - Navigation device, navigation method, and program: Navigation systems, methods, and programs acquire deviated point information regarding a deviated point where a vehicle traveling a set route has deviated the route, and acquire post-deviation travel history information regarding a travel history after a deviated vehicle has deviated the route at the deviated point. The systems, methods, and... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130304378 - Public transportation journey planning: A public transportation journey planning system and method provides transit graph data from which routes can be selected using a route searching technique, for vehicle schedules that are not defined in terms of actual arrival and departure times at stations but rather in terms of a repeat schedule having common... Agent: Google Inc.
20130304383 - Systems and methods for landmark selection for navigation: Systems and methods are provided for selecting landmarks for navigation. In one embodiment, a system comprises an IMU that provides inertial measurements for a vehicle and at least one image sensor that acquires measurements of the vehicle's environment. The system also comprises a processing unit that calculates a navigation solution... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.11/07/2013 > 117 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.
20130297096 - Evaluation tool for vehicle survivability planning: Systems and methods for improving vehicle survivability. In some embodiments, an evaluation model may be built based at least in part on mission information. The mission information may comprise vehicle information regarding at least one vehicle and threat information regarding a plurality of threats to the at least one vehicle.... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20130297095 - Intelligent fleet management system and method: An intelligent fleet management system and a related method of operation provide a higher level of legal compliance and public road safety by requiring a commercial driver an electronic form of a driver's identification in a commercial vehicle. In one embodiment of the invention, the electronic form of the driver's... Agent: Hana Micron America Inc.
20130297098 - Method and apparatus for reprogramming a programmed controller of a power driven wheelchair: Apparatus for reprogramming a programmed controller of a power driven wheelchair comprises: a reprogrammable, non-volatile memory programmed with a plurality of programs executable by the controller to operate the wheelchair, the non-volatile memory disposed at the wheelchair and coupled to the wheelchair controller; a general-purpose computer programmed to reprogram the... Agent:
20130297097 - Safe driving monitoring system: A method and system for detecting unsafe or suspect activities such as distracted driving associates distracted driving events to the road type, vehicle speed and vehicle acceleration (positive, negative and lateral) at the time of the distracted driving event, and identifies severe distracted driving events from a large population of... Agent:
20130297099 - Dynamic geometry support for vehicle components: Apparatuses and methods for adjusting a position of at least one component of a vehicle for a user of the vehicle. A user is identified with a user key associated with the user. The user key and a vehicle identifier associated with the vehicle are transmitted to a server remote... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20130297100 - Methods and systems for authenticating one or more users of a vehicle communications and information system: A system includes a processor, configured to wirelessly communicate with at least a vehicle computing system, wherein the processor is further configured to receive input from a vehicle owner indicating that transfer of administrative rights to vehicle systems is desired. The processor is further configured to send a confirmation message... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297101 - Aircraft electric brake actuation system and method: A system and method of controlling aircraft brakes in an aircraft that includes a brake pedal and an electric brake actuator. An aircraft operational state is determined and an application force that is supplied to the brake pedal is determined When the determined aircraft operational state is a ground-idle state... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130297102 - Electric taxi auto-guidance and control system: An auto-guidance and control method and system is provided for use in conjunction with an aircraft electric taxi system. Aircraft status data is obtained, and airport feature data accessed. A processor generates taxi path guidance and control information including at least taxi speed guidance information, and sends commands derived from... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130297103 - System and method for collecting remotely located positional data: A computer-implemented system and method for the collection, filtering, and transmission of aviation information is disclosed. A plurality of flight information is received over a digital network at various remote locations, and the data is filtered prior to transmission to a central database for presentation and use. The database includes... Agent:
20130297104 - Programmable automatic docking system: c
20130297133 - Control device of a vehicle: In a hybrid vehicle that is in a four-wheel drive system based on FF layout and that is switchable between a two-wheel drive state and a four-wheel drive state by an electronically controlled coupling 10, the electronically controlled coupling 10 is controlled to a release side when an engine 1... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297108 - Controlling a powertrain and a clutch of a vehicle: A vehicle includes an engine and is at least partially propelled by a fraction battery and a traction motor. A clutch is configured to be coupled to the traction motor. An electrical and/or mechanical pump provides pressure to control the clutch. At least one controller determines if the clutch is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297111 - Driveline lash control method during driver tip-in/out: A hybrid electric vehicle has a traction motor, a driveline connected to a vehicle wheel, and a controller. The controller is configured to control motor torque through a region surrounding vehicle wheel torque reversal, control driveline input torque during torque reversal of driveline output torque to limit rate of change... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297105 - Engine start for a hybrid electric vehicle: A hybrid vehicle has an engine, an electric machine connected to the engine by an upstream clutch, a transmission gearbox connected to the electric machine by a downstream clutch, and a controller. The controller is configured to start the engine using one of a plurality of start sequences that control... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297129 - Hybrid vehicle: An outlet is provided to output power stored in a power storage device as commercial power, and the outlet receives power supply from the power storage device via a voltage converter. A car navigation device is configured to store information about traveling of a vehicle to a destination. An ECU... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297127 - Hybrid vehicle control device: A hybrid vehicle control system includes an engine, a motor/generator, a start clutch and a controller. The motor/generator is connected to the engine to carry out power driving and electric power regeneration. The start clutch is arranged in a driving force transmission path from the motor/generator to a drive wheel,... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130297135 - Hybrid vehicle control device: A control device of a hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a motor/generator, a first clutch, an automatic transmission, a second clutch, and startup/shifting simultaneous processing section. When engine speed increase control for increasing the engine speed by the motor/generator in order to start up the engine during travel and downshifting... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130297136 - Hybrid vehicle control device: A hybrid vehicle control device is provided with an engine, a motor/generator, a first clutch, an automatic transmission, a second clutch, and a controller having a simultaneous process selection control section. The simultaneous process selection control section performs engine startup control and downshift control in parallel in cases where the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130297106 - Hybrid vehicle control utilizing grade data: A method of controlling a hybrid vehicle having a step ratio transmission is disclosed. The method utilizes terrain data to reduce the number of shift events. The method comprises receiving data indicative of a grade profile of an anticipated route, identifying a forecast shift sequence comprising a forecast downshift event... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297128 - Hybrid vehicle engine start control device: When there is a requirement on switching from the electrically driven drive mode to the hybrid drive mode by changing an accelerator position opening, the torque capacity is generated for the first clutch to start the engine. However, as torque capacity is at β1, the engine rotational speed is quickly... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130297110 - Lash zone detection in a hybrid vehicle: A method for controlling an electric vehicle having a traction motor connected to a driveline includes controlling traction motor output torque through a region surrounding the vehicle wheel torque reversal to mitigate torque disturbances in a driveline, wherein the region is determined using a relationship between driveline input torque and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297109 - Method and system to manage driveline oscillations with motor torque adjustment: A system and method for controlling a vehicle having an electric traction motor coupled to a transmission by a clutch include modifying traction motor torque in response to the difference between rotational speed of a driveline component and the filtered rotational speed of the driveline component to reduce driveline oscillation... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297122 - Methods and systems for a driveline disconnect clutch: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, compensation for a driveline disconnect clutch is provided. The approaches may reduce driveline torque disturbances.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297112 - Methods and systems for a hybrid vehicle: Systems and methods for learning torque estimate errors and updating torque estimation models are presented. In one example, torque errors are learned during an engine shut-down, after a disconnect clutch coupled between an engine and an electric machine has been released. An updated torque estimation model is then used to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297113 - Methods and systems for a hybrid vehicle: Systems and methods for learning torque estimate errors and updating torque estimation models are presented. In one example, torque errors are learned during an engine shut-down, after a disconnect clutch coupled between an engine and an electric machine has been released. An updated torque estimation model is then used to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297119 - Methods and systems for adjusting driveline operation during an accelerator tip-out: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine may be operated at an idle speed while a driveline disconnect clutch separating the engine from a driveline is open in response to a reduction in driver demand torque. Engine torque may be... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297121 - Methods and systems for driveline mode transitions: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and providing positive torque to a driveline is presented.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297118 - Methods and systems for launching a vehicle: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is started and idled before engine torque is required so that driveline torque response may be improved.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297115 - Methods and systems for operating a driveline disconnect clutch responsive to engine operating conditions: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a driveline disconnect clutch transfer function may be adapted in response to engine operating conditions during closing of the driveline disconnect clutch.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297116 - Methods and systems for operating a vehicle driveline: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is accelerated to a speed of a driveline integrated starter/generator before the engine is coupled to the driveline integrated starter/generator.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297120 - Methods and systems for providing uniform driveline braking: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, negative torque of an electric machine is adjusted to mimic negative torque of an engine during engine braking so that the vehicle may transition from regenerative braking to engine braking in a seamless manner.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297123 - Methods and systems for reducing gear lash noise: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline gear lash gear tooth to gear tooth impact may be reduce via adjusting operation of an electric machine.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297114 - Methods and systems for transitioning between driveline braking modes: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a method for transitioning between regenerative braking and engine braking is described.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297117 - Methods and systems providing driveline braking: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, driveline braking may transition from regenerative braking to engine braking to reduce the possibility of battery degradation.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297124 - Methods for utilizing stop sign and traffic light detections to enhance fuel economy and safety: Methods for operating a vehicle as the vehicle approaches an intersection with a traffic control device are provided herein. One example method includes detecting a traffic control device at an intersection the vehicle is approaching, and releasing and applying a disconnect clutch arranged in a driveline of the vehicle intermediate... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297126 - Opportunistic charging of hybrid vehicle battery: A control system for a modular hybrid electric vehicle operates an internal combustion engine at a torque level above the driver demanded torque improving the engine's efficiency. A traction motor driveably connected to the engine is operated at a torque level such that the combined torque satisfies the driver demand.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297134 - Regenerative control device and regenerative control method and hybrid motor vehicle: A regenerative control capable of realizing a comfortable operation, along with an efficient collection of a regenerative energy of a motor generator and an effective regenerative braking control. A regenerative control device for a motor generator generates a regenerative braking power for decelerating a motor vehicle at a time of... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation
20130297125 - Torque filling and torque coordination during transients in a hybrid vehicle: A system and method for controlling a vehicle powertrain is provided. The system and method sets a required transmission input torque during a transient event. A required traction motor torque and a required engine torque, in combination, are set to fulfill the required transmission input torque. The system and method... Agent:
20130297107 - Traction control system for a hybrid vehicle: A controller and a control strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle includes entering a traction control event, and lowering a driving force transmitted from a driving wheel to a road surface by reducing the torque of a motor while maintaining the torque of an engine at a substantially constant torque... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297130 - Vehicle and control method for vehicle: A vehicle is provided with a differential gear including a sun gear, a carrier, and a ring gear, motor generators coupled to the sun gear, an engine coupled to the carrier, and a wheel coupled to the ring gear. The vehicle includes an ECU that stops the engine upon operation... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297131 - Vehicle and control method for vehicle: An ECU executes a program including the steps of: executing fuel-cut control when an IG OFF operation has been performed and a vehicle is traveling; determining torque command values of a first MG and a second MG when a charge power upper limit value Win is reduced; controlling the first... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297132 - Vehicle and control method for vehicle: An ECU executes a program including the steps of: executing fuel-cut control when an IG OFF operation has been performed and when a vehicle is traveling; executing deceleration control when vehicle speed is equal to or higher than a threshold value; ending the deceleration control and permitting restart of an... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297137 - Vehicle and method of controlling vehicle: A vehicle includes an engine, a power storage device, a motor generator using electric power from the power storage device for generating driving force, and an ECU. The vehicle is capable of running with the operation mode selectively switched between the CS mode in which the vehicle runs utilizing the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297138 - Vehicle, method for controlling vehicle, and device for controlling vehicle: A plug-in hybrid vehicle includes: an engine; a motor generator coupled to an output shaft of the engine; and an ECU that causes rotation of the output shaft of the engine by driving the motor generator, when a temperature of coolant of the engine is equal to or smaller than... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297139 - Method for operating autonomous moving cleaning apparatus: A method for operating an autonomous moving cleaning apparatus includes the steps of: a microcontroller unit (MCU) provides a digital signal which is processed through an encoding technique to form an encrypted encoding data set; the MCU continuously sends out the encrypted encoding data set; data values in the encrypted... Agent:
20130297140 - Zone driving: A roadgraph may include a graph network of information such as roads, lanes, intersections, and the connections between these features. The roadgraph may also include one or more zones associated with particular rules. The zones may include locations where driving is typically challenging such as merges, construction zones, or other... Agent:
20130297141 - Apparatus and method for monitoring abnormal state of vehicle using clustering technique: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for monitoring abnormal state of a vehicle. In the method, CAN data collected from an ECU mounted on the vehicle is transformed into coordinates. The coordinates are applied to a distribution map in a specific space, a number of clusters is... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130297142 - Oil life monitoring system with fuel quality factor: An oil-life monitoring system includes an engine revolution counter configured to provide an output corresponding to the rotation of a component of an engine, and a controller in communication with the engine revolution counter. The controller is configured to determine the composition/properties of a fuel being combusted by the engine,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC.
20130297143 - Method of processing vehicle diagnostic data: A method of processing vehicle diagnostic data is provided for identifying likely vehicle fix(s) associated with a diagnostic data, and identifying a repair procedure(s) for correcting the likely fix(s). The process receiving vehicle diagnostic data from a vehicle onboard computer at a remote diagnostic database, the database being arranged to... Agent: Innova Electronics, Inc.
20130297145 - Brake control apparatus: An brake control apparatus includes a reference temperature acquiring unit which acquires a reference temperature correlating with a fluid temperature of a vehicle; an offset amount update unit which increases an offset amount with respect to the reference temperature of the fluid temperature depending on a lapsed time from the... Agent: Advics Co. Ltd.
20130297144 - Tire inflation pressure monitoring apparatus: A tire inflation pressure obtaining unit obtains tire inflation pressure. An inflation pressure storing unit stores a tire inflation pressure after start of travel of a vehicle as an after-travel inflation pressure. A pressure reduction determining unit determines reduction in the tire inflation pressure based on the tire inflation pressure... Agent:
20130297147 - Dark current cutoff system and method for vehicle junction box: Disclosed is a dark current cutoff system and method for a vehicle junction. In particular, a controller is configured to monitor signal input through a CAN communication module to determine when other modules in the vehicle are in a sleep mode, cut off battery power to a load device by... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130297146 - Determination of sun rays inside a vehicle: Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided for determining the sun's rays inside a vehicle. A communication device is configured to obtain information as to a current angle of the sun. A process is coupled to the communications device. The processor is configured to define a ray from a point of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130297148 - Driver assistance system for a vehicle: A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes an imager and a control having an image processor. The imager is disposed at or proximate to an in-cabin portion of a windshield of a vehicle and has a forward field of view to the exterior of the vehicle through the vehicle... Agent:
20130297149 - Control device for an adjustable chassis system: A control device for an adjustable chassis system includes a connection to at least one sensor arrangement which provides at least one vehicle condition parameter of a vehicle. The measured vehicle condition parameter is spatially related to a position outside of the control device. The sensor arrangement is arranged inside... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20130297150 - Control method of wheel alignment apparatus using motor driven power steering: The present invention relates to a control method of a wheel alignment apparatus using an MDPS, which determines whether or not to cancel center alignment control due to a trouble or error is preferentially determined prior to each control step and then performs control when wheels of a vehicle having... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
20130297151 - Object tracking and steer maneuvers for materials handling vehicles: A materials handling vehicle automatically implements steer maneuvers when objects enter one or more zones proximate the vehicle, wherein the zones are monitored by a controller associated with the vehicle. The controller tracks objects in the zones via sensor data obtained from at least one obstacle sensor located on the... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation
20130297153 - Method for controlling a power steering device for a motor vehicle equipped with a stop & start system: A power-steering device and method for controlling a device for a motor vehicle including a stop and start system, the device including an electric pump unit including at least one electric motor and one processor. The method includes a stage in which the electric pump unit is switched to a... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20130297152 - Vehicle: The vehicle includes a vehicle body having a steering section and a drive section connected together; a steerable wheel which steers the vehicle body; a drive wheel which drives the vehicle body; an inclination actuator apparatus for inclining the steering section or the drive section in a turning direction; a... Agent: Equos Research Co., Ltd.
20130297154 - Tractor trailer gap control system: The present invention relates to an adjustable towing system and a method for adjusting a length of a longitudinally extending gap between a cab of a truck tractor and a trailer. The truck tractor is provided with at least one front axle, at least one rear axle, and a fifth... Agent: Volvo Group North America, LLC
20130297155 - Method for controlling a movement of a vehicle component: A method is provided for controlling movement of a first vehicle component relative to a second vehicle component, including the steps of determining a deceleration rate of the first vehicle component in order to achieve a predetermined final speed at a final position, determining a starting position for initiating the... Agent:
20130297156 - Method and apparatus for controlling a multi-mode transmission: A powertrain system includes a multi-mode transmission configured to transfer torque among an input member, torque machines and an output member. A method for controlling operation of the multi-mode transmission includes determining torque commands for the torque machines in response to a desired input speed of the input member and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130297157 - Methods and systems for improving transmission shifting: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine is couple to a transmission in response to a transmission upshift to reduce transmission output shaft torque disturbances.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297158 - Transmission: A dual clutch automated manual transmission includes a first clutch and a second clutch, and a clutch torque capacity command value for a plurality of clutch actuators arranged to drive the first clutch and second clutch based on operation of a by-wire type of clutch lever, wherein the clutch torque... Agent:
20130297159 - Vehicle control unit: There is provided a vehicle control unit. The vehicle control unit provides an automatic mode that automatically determines a gear ratio in accordance with an operational status of a vehicle and a temporary manual mode that, with a driver's operation, selects any one predetermined gear ratio from among predetermined gear... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297161 - Methods and systems for holding a vehicle stopped on a hill: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, a holding force of a vehicle parked on a hill is adjusted depending on a grade of the hill.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297160 - System and method for controlling engine torque to prevent driveline bump during a downshift when a throttle valve is closed: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a downshift determination module and a speed control module. The downshift determination module determines when a closed-throttle downshift occurs. The closed-throttle downshift is a downshift of a transmission when a throttle valve of an engine is closed. The speed... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130297162 - Dynamic shift scheduling in a hybrid vehicle having a step ratio automatic transmission: A hybrid vehicle having an engine and motor in series with a step ratio automatic transmission shifts the transmission according to a first shift schedule based on driver demand and output speed or a second shift schedule based on efficient operating speeds of the engine and motor associated with the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297163 - Brake monitoring system for an air brake arrangement: A brake monitoring system for an air brake arrangement including: at least one sensor to measure air pressure in at least one component of an air brake arrangement; at least one local controller to determine air brake data; and at least one communication device to transmit at least a portion... Agent: Wabtec Holding Corp.
20130297170 - Control device and method for operating a braking system equipped with an electric drive device and/or generator device: A control device for a braking system equipped with an electric drive device and/or generator device includes: a first receiving device with the aid of which a specified value regarding a brake pressure in at least one wheel brake cylinder of at least one brake circuit is receivable, a second... Agent:
20130297172 - Drive assisting apparatus: Provided is a drive assisting apparatus which assists follow-up travelling to a forward vehicle including an inter-vehicle information acquisition unit 10 that acquires a distance between a host vehicle and a forward vehicle, a deceleration unit 12 that performs a deceleration control based on the inter-vehicle distance, and a steering... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297168 - Method for operating a brake assistance system in a vehicle: A method of operating a brake assistance system in a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes determining a braking operation as an emergency braking situation, which in turn includes sensing a braking pressure applied to a brake pedal, determining a braking pressure gradient of the braking pressure, and evaluating at... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297167 - Method of managing the braking of an aircraft to limit its pitch: The invention relates to a method of managing the braking of an aircraft 1 having at least one controllable brake 9 for braking the aircraft 1 when the aircraft 1 is on the ground and as a function of a braking setpoint C, wherein the method includes correcting the braking... Agent: Messier-bugatti-dowty
20130297166 - Proportional brake controller: A system, device, and method for providing braking power to a trailer proportional to the deceleration of a towing vehicle.... Agent:
20130297169 - Speed control device and program for speed control device: In the case where a first condition that a first future demand acceleration which is a demand acceleration when a predetermined first time has elapsed from the present time is lower than a value obtained by subtracting a first allowable value from the accelerator-fully-closed acceleration is satisfied, an accelerator feedback... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.
20130297164 - System and method for controlling a brake system in a vehicle: A method for controlling a brake system in a vehicle includes using a first brake pedal map when the vehicle has a first load; the first brake pedal map allows a first predetermined non-friction braking torque to be reached. The method further includes using a second brake pedal map allowing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297165 - System and method for controlling a brake system in a vehicle: A method for controlling a brake system in a vehicle includes providing a first non-friction braking torque for an axle of the vehicle when the vehicle has a first load. A second non-friction braking torque lower than the first non-friction braking torque is provided for the axle when the vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297173 - Travel support apparatus: A travel support apparatus includes: a front sensor that detects an obstacle in front of a vehicle; a front contact prevention device that controls travel of the vehicle to prevent contact between the vehicle and the obstacle detected by the front sensor as the vehicle travels forward; a rear sensor... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297171 - Vehicle braking control system: A vehicle braking control system includes a wheel cylinder which applies a braking force in accordance with a fluid pressure to a vehicle wheel and a control device which controls the fluid pressure of the wheel cylinder based on the vehicle wheel acceleration. Then, the control device applies the predetermined... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297174 - Method and system for utilizing the energy storage provided by a vehicle's mass in the form of potential and kinetic energy to optimize fuel consumption: A method and system that utilizes the energy storage provided by a vehicle's mass in the form of potential and kinetic energy to optimize the fuel consumption. The system of the present invention is composed of an elevation database, a localization mechanism, and a speed optimization mechanism/engine. The optimization engine... Agent:
20130297175 - Calculating speed and travel times with travel delays: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided for forecasting travel delays corresponding to streets, street segments, geographic areas, geofenced areas, and/or user-specified criteria. And from the forecasted travel delays, speed and travel times that take into account such travel delays can be determined.... Agent:
20130297176 - Engine off time tracking: An approach to tracking the engine off time of a system including an internal combustion engine. A timer apparatus may electrically couple to the engine control unit by way of a power connection that provides electrical power to the timer apparatus from the engine control unit. The timer apparatus may... Agent: Cummins Ip, Inc
20130297177 - Method for diagnosing fuel tank leaks, and apparatus applying same: An apparatus and a method for diagnosing the leak of a fuel tank are disclosed. The leak of the fuel tank is immediately diagnosed when a vehicle is stopped by controlling the pressure of the fuel tank during the driving of the vehicle. Even if negative pressure is not formed... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh
20130297179 - Method for monitoring the signal value of a vacuum sensor: A method for monitoring the signal value of a vacuum sensor of a vacuum system in a vehicle, wherein a vacuum generator and a brake booster are provided in the vacuum system, an upper error threshold (−p_vac_errorthreshold) is calculated as a function of the operating states of the vacuum generator... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
20130297180 - Vehicle and control method for vehicle: A vehicle includes an engine, a first MG (motor generator), a second MG, a motive power split device, and an ECU. ECU temporarily determines whether or not an imbalance abnormality has occurred based on an air-fuel ratio, and when it is temporarily determined that the imbalance abnormality is present, controls... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297181 - Adaptive engine control in response to a biodiesel fuel blend: A method for operating a compression-ignition engine includes controlling an engine fueling, a compressor boost pressure, and an EGR content in a cylinder charge to maintain engine operation in response to a biodiesel blend ratio of a biodiesel fuel blend.... Agent: Gm Global Technoloby Operations LLC
20130297182 - Cold start engine control systems and methods: A control system includes a starter control module, a mode setting module, a throttle control module, and a fuel control module. The starter control module initiates cranking of a spark ignition direct injection (SIDI) engine in response to user actuation of an ignition switch. The mode setting module sets a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130297184 - Determining outgassing of a fuel from a lubricant within an internal combustion engine and lambda value adaptation based on the determined outgassing of fuel: A method for determining the quantity of outgassing of a fuel from a lubricant located in an intake section housing of an internal combustion engine may include (a) setting a first coil current through the housing, (b) measuring a first output value of a lambda controller, (c) setting a second... Agent:
20130297183 - Method of operating an internal combustion engine with direct fuel injection and low nox emissions: In an operating method for an internal combustion engine with direct fuel injection including a plurality of combustion chambers, in particular a direct-injection gasoline engine for a motor vehicle, wherein the operating method comprises low-NOx combustion (NAV) and uses a plurality of partial operating modes, wherein, in a NAV partial... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130297186 - Control device for internal combustion engine: A control device is provided that generates a target air-fuel ratio by lessening a change speed of a required air-fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine. However, when a deterioration degree of a catalyst which is disposed in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine is a predetermined reference... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297188 - Control device for internal combustion engine: An object of the present invention is to enhance precision of air-fuel ratio control after return from fuel cut in a control device for an internal combustion engine that has a plurality of fuel injection modes, and performs calculation of a fuel injection amount by a method corresponding to an... Agent:
20130297185 - Driver-assisted fuel reduction strategy and associated apparatus, system, and method: According to one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling fuel consumption in an internal combustion engine of a vehicle having a driver-actuated accelerator pedal includes an economy mode activation module and a standard fueling module. The economy mode activation module is configured to compare throttle input data with defined limits. The... Agent:
20130297187 - Methods and systems for adjusting cylinder air charge: Systems and methods for improving operation of an engine are presented. In one example, a position of a throttle is adjusted along with other actuators to improve engine starting.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297189 - Method for detecting and correcting vehicle reference speed and vehicle system: A method for detecting and correcting vehicle reference speed, in particular when the speed undergoes a controlled reduction due to drag or regeneration torque, of an all-wheel drive vehicle. The longitudinal acceleration of the motor vehicle, and the wheel accelerations are determined by sensors. The method is to provide reliable... Agent: Continental Teve Ag & Co. Ohg
20130297190 - Output characteristic control device for internal combustion engine: An output characteristic control device for an internal combustion engine includes a road traffic environment detection unit configured to detect a road traffic environment in which an own vehicle is running, a recommended vehicle speed calculation unit configured to calculate a recommended vehicle speed of the own vehicle in the... Agent: Nissan Mortor Co., Ltd.
20130297193 - Hybrid vehicle and method for controlling the same: A motor generator and a power converter are driven by an engine, to supply electric power to a power storage device. ECU causes the engine to start if SOC of the power storage device falls below a first threshold value, and causes the engine to stop if SOC exceeds a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297192 - Method for diagnosing an exhaust gas catalytic converter and/or an exhaust gas sensor of a motor vehicle internal combustion engine: A method for diagnosing an exhaust gas catalytic convertor and/or an exhaust gas sensor arranged downstream and/or upstream of the exhaust gas catalytic convertor in an exhaust gas system of a motor vehicle internal combustion engine. The internal combustion engine is operated with an air/fuel mixture having a substoichiometric air/fuel... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130297191 - Methods and systems for stopping an engine: Systems and methods for improving operation of a stop/start vehicle are presented. In one example, an engine throttle position is adjusted in response to whether or not a starter engages a flywheel during engine stopping.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130297194 - System and method for remote starting a vehicle equipped with a smart start system: A system for remote starting a vehicle equipped with a keyless go system. The keyless go system is adapted to start the vehicle upon receipt of a proper response to a challenge emitted by the keyless go system, the response being computed by a key fob. A first interface is... Agent: Lightwave Technologies
20130297195 - Autonomous vehicle positioning system for misbehavior detection: An autonomous vehicle positioning system for determining a position of a remote vehicle relative to a mobile host vehicle based on safety alert messages broadcast from the remote vehicle relating to an event in a road of travel. A host vehicle communication unit communicates with the remote vehicle for receiving... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130297196 - Vehicular driving assist apparatus, method, and vehicle: A driving assist apparatus for a vehicle includes an obtaining portion that obtains a speed of each of a plurality of vehicles, and a target speed calculating portion that calculates a target speed based on a plurality of speeds obtained by the obtaining portion and respective degrees of influence of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130297197 - Vehicle positioning and guidance system: A system for guiding a driver of a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a light sensor configured to detect light; and a processor configured to determine a position of vehicle on a roadway based on a characteristic of the detected light.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130297198 - Method for generating map data: A method and system for generating map data is disclosed, wherein the map data represents the inside of a building and/or an enclosed and/or covered area. Location related data is firstly generated by a plurality of mobile devices using at least one non-GPS navigation sensor and at least one GPS... Agent: Tomtom Belgium N.v.
20130297199 - System and method for predicting a vehicle route using a route network database: A system and method for predicting a route to be authorized by a dispatcher for a vehicle to travel on a route network comprises a computer system that has a database having stored data relative to interconnecting route segments that make up the route network. Data relative to the origination... Agent: General Electric Company
20130297200 - Systems and methods for off-board voice-automated vehicle navigation: A method of providing navigational information includes the step of processing destination information spoken by a user of a mobile processing system and transmitting the processed voice information via a wireless link to a remote data center. The processed voice information is analyzed with a voice recognition system at the... Agent:
20130297201 - Method of creating exercise routes for a user and related personal navigation device: A method of creating an exercise route for a user of a personal navigation device includes receiving a selection of a length of an exercise route to be generated, and generating a first plurality of suggested exercise routes according to a current position of the personal navigation device and the... Agent:
20130297202 - Information presentation device and navigation device: There is provided a device that receives a broadcast providing a data distribution service from a broadcast station, registers data related to facilities acquired through the data distribution service in a primary database, extracts from the primary database data related to facilities near the position of the host vehicle every... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130297203 - Methods and apparatus for low-cost inertial dead-reckoning using context detection: A method for determining a user bearing, implemented on a portable device programmed to perform the method includes determining with a physical sensor of the portable device, a first geometric orientation of the portable device with respect to gravity at a first time, determining with a magnetic sensor of the... Agent:
20130297204 - Technique for calibrating dead reckoning positioning data: A technique for calibrating sensor data used for dead reckoning positioning comprises the steps of simultaneously recording sensor data of at least one dead reckoning positioning sensor and position data of a position sensor during travel, comparing a first travel path derived from the position data with a second travel... Agent: Elektrobit Automotive Gmbh
20130297205 - System and method for indoor navigation: The system for indoor navigation includes a global coordinate generator for dividing an indoor space, extracting a feature point where images photographed by cameras installed at predetermined locations overlap, and generating a global coordinate of the feature point, a database for storing information about the image and global coordinate of... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology
20130297206 - Indicators for off-screen content: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for displaying an indication of off-screen content. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of providing an electronic map of a first geographic area that includes a first entity at a first geographic location for display... Agent: Google Inc.
20130297208 - Cartography system and method with representation by related sections: Method for automatically generating route maps, comprising receiving a route to be mapped (101); performing a formatting of the data of the route for arrangement on a support comprising splitting the route (103) to be mapped into a plurality of sections, each section comprising at least one entry point and... Agent:
20130297209 - Method and terminal for providing a route in a navigation system using satellite image: A method and a terminal for providing a route in a navigation system using a satellite image are provided. The terminal includes a route calculation unit for calculating a route from a current location to a destination when a user inputs the destination, a satellite image requesting unit for requesting... Agent:
20130297207 - Vehicle fleet routing system: A vehicle management system is described herein that can perform a variety of features related to managing fleets of vehicles. For example, the vehicle management system includes a routing module that can perform a variety of functions. Some of these functions can include determining a first route between locations using... Agent:
20130297211 - Apparatus and method for providing traffic information: A system and method for providing traffic information provides for each segment of a route between an origin point and a destination point, a time-dependent journey planning calculation is performed, based on a time during which a vehicle is predicted to be traveling through the segment, to produce a segment... Agent:
20130297210 - Route guidance apparatus and method with voice recognition: A route guidance apparatus with voice recognition includes a voice analysis unit to extract voice information of a user and analyze a directive and a keyword from the extracted voice information. The route guidance apparatus searches POI that is matched with the analyzed keyword and is defined by the analyzed... Agent: Hyundai Mnsoft, Inc.Previous industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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