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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location November USPTO class listing 11/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080294301 - Vehicle integrated-control apparatus and vehicle integrated-control method: One of the manager control units among multiple control units includes a first coordination portion that coordinates a control target value derived based on an instruction from a driver or a first control unit and expressed by a first unit of physical quantity, with an instruction value from a second... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080294302 - Recording and reporting of driving characteristics using wireless mobile device: A system and method for monitoring a vehicle uses a wireless mobile device. The wireless mobile device, such as a cell phone, smart phone, PDA, etc., includes some of the hardware that could be utilized to monitor and analyze data and transmit the data (or summaries, statistics or analyses of... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20080294306 - Method and device for monitoring a position indication of an aircraft: The device (1) comprises means (8, 9, 10) for calculating a global error relating to a position indication of the aircraft, means (13) for comparing this global error with a threshold value which depends on the flight constraints, and alarm means (15).... Agent: Stevens Davis LLP
20080294304 - Method for optimizing a fuel consumption of an aircraft during the flight thereof: The invention relates to a method for optimizing the fuel consumption of an aircraft during flight. At a given point of the flight, a fuel excess (EXTRA) is determined relative to the statutory loads depending on the flight profile and weather conditions forecast for the rest of the flight. If... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20080294303 - Onboard execution of flight recorder application: An apparatus in an example comprises an onboard controller and a flight recorder application. The onboard controller is onboard a vehicle and comprises an onboard operating system (OS). The flight recorder application is executable onboard the vehicle by the onboard operating system.... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
20080294305 - Rotorcraft control system:
20080294307 - Aircraft guidance using localizer capture criteria for rectilinear displacement data: Systems and methods for aircraft guidance using a localizer capture criteria for rectilinear displacement data are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes determining a rectilinear deviation D between a current aircraft location and a final defined path (FDP) of an aircraft and determining a location at which the aircraft... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080294308 - Method and apparatus for real-time polars: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for real-time creation of vessel performance models. Performance inputs are received from a set of sensors during a voyage of a vessel. The performance inputs are data associated with a performance of the vessel during the voyage. A real-time performance model... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080294309 - Autonomous agriculture platform guidance system: A guidance system for an agriculture platform that is capable of making decisions concerning the platforms direction and velocity regarding the pathway the platform is moving along as well as obstacles in the path of the platform, is provided. The autonomous agricultural platform guidance system and method will make it... Agent: Jondle & Associates P.C.
20080294310 - Control method for a motorized vehicle in the case of a fault that advises/imposes driving the vehicle with reduced performance: Control method for a vehicle with an engine in the case of a fault that advises/imposes driving the vehicle with reduced performance; the control method provides for the phases of: diagnosing the fault, limiting the maximum performance of the vehicle by degrading the performance of an engine of the vehicle... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080294311 - Fault diagnostics: A fault diagnostics technique for use with an engine controller and a hydromechanical device including a memory device comprises the steps of using diagnostics characteristics data stored in the memory device to modify a fault diagnostics algorithm of the engine controller, and using the modified fault diagnostics algorithm in conjunction... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20080294312 - Securely calculating and storing vehicle odometer data: Aspects of the present invention are directed at securely calculating and storing odometer data associated with a vehicle. In accordance with one embodiment, a method is provided that checks the integrity of odometer data being received from a vehicle's engine. More specifically, the method includes receiving a first and second... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20080294313 - Electric power steering apparatus: An electric power steering apparatus includes a first torque command value calculating means that calculates a first torque command value on the basis of steering torque detected by a steering torque detecting means, a malfunction torque detecting means that detects malfunction of the steering torque detecting means, and a self... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20080294314 - Obstruction detection device for vehicle door and method: An obstruction detection device for a motor vehicle having a door assembly movably connected to a vehicle body is provided. The device controls the vehicle door's opening angle to prevent inadvertent contact with an object foreign to the vehicle, while providing the largest opening for vehicle ingress and egress. The... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080294315 - System and method for controlling vehicle headlights: Control system and method for automatically controlling headlights of a vehicle includes an optical system for imaging external sources of light within a predetermined field of view and an image processing system for processing images from the optical system and providing a control signal for controlling the headlights as a... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20080294316 - Method for controlling a hydraulic cylinder in a work machine and control system for a work machine: A method is provided for controlling a hydraulic cylinder in a work machine, which hydraulic cylinder is arranged to move an implement that is subjected to a load, with the hydraulic cylinder being controlled by a hydraulic machine. The method includes detecting that a lifting movement of the implement is... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20080294317 - Method and apparatus to shift-by-speech for semi-manual transmissions with intelligent shifting algorithm: A shift-by-speech transmission system with intelligent shifting algorithm allows a driver or a motorcyclist to choose a desired gear by voice command. An intuitive and engaging shift-by-speech technology disclosed in the present invention, called “VoiceShift”, allows the driver or the motorcyclist to switch gears by voice commands. VoiceShift also allows... Agent: Invent Capture, LLC
20080294318 - Feedback adjustment for open-loop torque control map: A variator torque control system and method utilize a hydraulic actuator to control the variator output via a torque control map, wherein the values of the torque control map are evaluated and modified during use of the map to improve map accuracy. In an example, errors in the map are... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20080294320 - Method and system for controlling a vehicle provided with a servo mechanical gear-change: A method and system for controlling a vehicle, according to which it is determined whether the vehicle is on a slope; it is detected whether the internal-combustion engine is turned on; it is detected whether the vehicle is stationary; a parking brake is activated automatically and independently of the action... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP
20080294319 - System for vehicle driver support for stopping and starting procedures: The invention relates to a system for vehicle driver support, carrying out assist functions to support the driver for stopping and starting procedures, activated depending on a first comparison between at least one vehicle state parameter and a threshold value and/or based on first operating signals from an operating means... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20080294321 - Vehicle speed control apparatus in accordance with curvature of vehicle trajectory: In order to fit a driver's driving feeling, a vehicle speed control system includes a unit calculating the instantaneous curvature and a unit controlling a vehicle speed, and controls to reduce the vehicle speed when the instantaneous curvature tends to increase and to enhance the vehicle speed when the instantaneous... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080294322 - Method for controlling the pressure dynamics and for estimating the life cycle of the combustion chamber of a gas turbine: A method is described for controlling the combustion in a gas turbine. The method comprises the phases of measuring, by means of one or more probes (30) situated in correspondence with the combustion chamber (14) of the turbine, the amplitude of the pressure oscillations inside the combustion chamber (14) and... Agent: General Electric Company Global Patent Operation
20080294323 - Apparatus and method for calculating work load engine: A device and method for calculating the work load of an engine more efficiently and accurately. The device for calculating the work load of an engine comprises a means for determining a desired frequency component to calculate the work load of the engine obtained through frequency decomposition of the volume... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20080294325 - Controller of internal combustion engine: A controller includes a first intermediate mode which, when the operation mode of an internal combustion engine is shifted from a compression ignition operation mode to a spark ignition operation mode, is interposed between both the operation modes, and a second intermediate mode which, when the operation mode of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080294324 - Engine control unit: An engine control unit for controlling an automobile engine, which is equipped with a booster circuit for boosting the voltage of battery power source, an injector driving circuit for driving an injector by making use of a boosted high voltage, and a microcomputer for controlling the engine; wherein the engine... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080294326 - Method for determining fuel injection pressure: A method for determining fuel injection pressure or detecting a discrepancy in the fuel injection process of an internal combustion engine is provided. The engine includes a camshaft that actuates at least one fuel injector of the engine's fuel injection equipment. The method includes the step of determining a value... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20080294327 - Control apparatus for internal-combustion engine: Provision is made to avoid a fuel discharge timing and a fuel injection timing during the ordinary operation of the engine from being limited, by, upon the activation of an engine, making a high-pressure fuel pump perform high-pressure-fuel discharge operation prior to initial fuel discharge operation by a fuel injection... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080294328 - Internal combustion engine knock determination device and knock determination method: An engine ECU executes a program including: the step (S222) of increasing a determination value V(J) by a correction amount A(3) if the number of knock intensities N not lower than the determination value V(J) is not smaller than a threshold value B(1) (YES at S220) among knock intensities N... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080294329 - Engine controller: An engine controller for a vehicle equipped with an emission reduction apparatus determines whether the emission reduction apparatus has malfunction. When it is determined that the emission reduction apparatus has malfunction an execution of an idle shutdown control process is permitted. When a predetermined condition is established during an engine... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080294330 - Apparatus and program for navigation: A navigation apparatus acquires a traffic event and accordingly determines whether or not to change a guiding route to a destination. Based on an affirmative determination, the navigation apparatus displays icons corresponding to traffic events causing the affirmative determination near a road containing the traffic event in a map image... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20080294331 - Method of estimation of traffic information, device of estimation of traffic information and car navigation device: There is provided a method and a device for accurately estimating traffic information of a link having no traffic information even if different types of roads are mixed. The device finds a parameter characterizing a damping curve of a quantity of change of relative speed based on stored traffic information... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080294332 - Method for image based navigation route corridor for 3d view on mobile platforms for mobile users: The invention proposes a method for displaying an image based navigation route corridor for 3D view on mobile platforms for mobile users. The invention comprises the combination of some technical solutions. 1. Display of a relevant area around a selected or calculated route (route corridor). 2. Selection of the relevant... Agent: Lilling & Lilling PLLC
20080294333 - Method for operating a navigation system: Method for operating a navigation system for calculating a travel route, whereby a starting point and a destination point are entered via an input device and whereby a trip calculator calculates a travel route leading from the starting point to the destination point by taking into account road network data,... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20080294334 - System for diminishing the load of platform which traces the location of moving objects and method thereof: In existing moving object tracking, there is a great communication load between a terminal and a platform, because the terminal should report its location to the platform every second or every minute and the platform should frequently process the location form the terminal. It is possible to reduce the great... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20080294335 - System for managing the terminal part of a flight plan: The management system plots the route to be flown in a flight plan, at least partially, by a chaining of published navigation procedures accessible from a NavDB navigation database and constituted of sequences of waypoints and/or turn points associated with specific flight constraints. It comprises a mirror memory storing the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20080294336 - Bearing display apparatus and bearing display method: A bearing display apparatus provided with a geomagnetic sensor for detecting earth-magnetism, a display unit, and a control unit for calculating a geographical bearing based on detection values of the geomagnetic sensor and making the display unit display the information of the calculated bearing. The control unit monitors for an... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20080294338 - Method of mapping and navigating mobile robot by artificial landmark and local coordinate: A method of mapping and navigating a mobile robot by an artificial landmark and a local coordinate is provided. The method of creating a map includes: a) recognizing an artificial landmark in a target space and defining the recognized artificial landmark as a predetermined node; b) defining an adjacent artificial... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080294337 - Travel-related information processing system: A method and implementing computer system are provided in which users are enabled to provide spontaneous routing and driving condition information to a data base which is made available to other drivers on a real-time basis. Users are also enabled to define new routes between travel points and upload new... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)
20080294339 - Route display apparatus and route display system: A navigation system includes a control circuit that controls scrolling of a navigation route together with economical driving information pertaining to a part of the navigation route on a display unit so as to match a moving point along the navigation route to a standard point of the display unit... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20080294340 - Generic object exchange profile message: In a method for generating a generic object exchange profile message, navigation data is inserted into the generic object exchange profile message.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080294341 - Interactive route information transmitting and receiving device for two-wheel vehicle: An interactive route information transmitting and receiving device for two-wheel vehicle includes a route sensing unit, a microprocessor, a memory unit, and a wireless transceiver. The route sensing unit detects dynamic route coordinates of the two-wheel vehicle. The microprocessor receives the dynamic route coordinates detected by the route sensing unit... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080294342 - Position detecting device and position detecting method: A dead reckoning unit calculates vehicle position from a pitch angle and a yaw angle of dead reckoning sensors, a sensor installation pitch angle and a sensor installation yaw angle, and a moving distance calculated by a speed sensor, and calculates vehicle speed from an acceleration signal. On a first... Agent: Alpine/bhgl11/20/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080288127 - Data processing device and method for the operation thereof: A data processing device (1), particularly a tachograph (DTCO) for a motor vehicle, has functional modules (FM) that control certain functions of the data processing device (1) or connected apparatuses, and data modules (DT) which trigger the functional modules in order to utilize the functions. The disadvantage in prior art... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20080288126 - Method for controlling two actuators of a vehicle capable of being responsive to a common request: A method for controlling multiple actuators of a vehicle capable of being responsive to a common request, at least one of the actuators having a bandwidth and/or a saturation. The method determines for at least one of the actuators a setpoint value integrating an output physical quantity of at least... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080288128 - Stair climbing platform apparatus and method: A platform wheeled apparatus that incorporates an intelligent wheel configuration for each wheel in which each wheel can dynamically change its radius to negotiate various obstacles. The intelligent wheel has a rotational hub and support disc that carries a series of arcuately spaced extendable, weight bearing radial spoke mechanisms that... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080288129 - Vehicle control system: An electronic control system comprises a remote control radio transmitter (RCRT) and/or an auxiliary wired control (AWC) configured to transmit an operational control signal. A CANbus radio receiver (CRR) is in electronic communication with the RCRT and/or AWC. A programmable logic control system (PLC) is in electronic communication with the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20080288131 - Method of entry and exit of a remote control mode of a locomotive brake system: A method of transitioning a locomotive brake control system between a remote operated locomotive RCL mode and an electronic air brake EAB mode includes initializing the system in the EAB mode; and determining a value of an RCL enable. Transitioning from the EAB mode to the RCL mode includes a)... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20080288132 - Method of operating vehicle and associated system: A method of operating a vehicle having an electric drive is provided. The method includes defining a first zone and a second zone. The first zone has an associated first characteristic and the second zone has an associated second characteristic that differs from the first characteristic. The method further includes... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20080288133 - Fast fuel adjustment system diagnostic systems and methods: A control system for diagnosing a fuel system of a vehicle is provided. The system generally includes a correction term module that estimates a fuel correction term based on a first fuel correction value and a second fuel correction value, wherein the first fuel correction value is based on a... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080288134 - Load control apparatus and method for processing diagnosis signal for the same: A load control apparatus outputs a PWM signal to a switching element to control a load. The switching element is connected between a power supply and a grand in series with the load. An abnormal increase detecting unit outputs an abnormal increase detection signal when detecting abnormal increase in applied... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20080288135 - Secure data strategy for vehicle control systems: A method of providing secure data from vehicle operational variable data that includes a plurality of data message bits includes the steps of dividing the plurality of data message bits into a first group of data message bits and a second group of data message bits, encoding the first group... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080288136 - Drive recorder system: A drive recorder system capable of ensuring a fixed level of security of drive recorder information at a comparatively low cost is provided. The drive recorder system includes an on-vehicle camera capable of constantly obtaining an image of the surroundings of a subject vehicle, an HDD, a terrestrial digital broadcast... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20080288137 - Vehicle-mounted load drive control system: It is an object of the invention to provide a vehicle-mounted load drive control system that allows synchronous drive of electrical loads located at dispersed sites while achieving great efficiency in mounting in a limited space. Bus connections between an electronic control unit (13A) connected to a load drive switch... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080288138 - Method for controlling the quantity of air in a self-contained air supply system for a chassis: In order to simplify air flow control in a self-contained air supply system, an average control speed is calculated on the basis of a defined movement of the air springs (3, 4) and compared with an optimum control speed. The result of the comparison of the control speeds is used... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.
20080288139 - Method of adjusting a motor vehicle electronic stability program: The invention relates to a method of adjusting an electronic stability program (ESP) for a motor vehicle. This method comprises various steps, including in particular: establishing the curve of the consumption values (Cesp) as a function of time, said curve being representative of the differences (dCM) of the measured yaw... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080288140 - Vehicle driving assistance system: A riskiness reference value Riskm is corrected and calculated for each target object according the a road surface friction coefficient based on a vehicle-to-target time and a collision allowance time, and a riskiness Riskm (ΔAm) for each three-dimensional object is set based on the riskiness reference value Riskm with a... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20080288141 - Active anti-bunching d-ring seat belt system: A motor vehicle seat belt system having an active system for avoiding bunching of webbing in a D-ring during a rapid deceleration event. The system includes a controlled locking mechanism engageable with a rotatably mounted D-ring to restrict backward rotation of the D-ring.... Agent: Autoliv Asp
20080288142 - Remote control kit system for full-sized vehicle: A remote control kit system for installation in a full-sized vehicle, the kit for remotely controlling the vehicle, the kit including an engine starter module servo, a steering module, a brake and throttle module, a gear shift module servo and a hand-held remote controller unit. The present invention also includes... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20080288143 - Method and apparatus for assessing driver head pose with a headrest-mounted relative motion sensor: A relative motion sensor mounted in the headrest of a vehicle driver seat is used to assess the head pose of a vehicle driver and adjust the headrest position to optimize both the safety of the driver and the sensitivity of the relative motion sensor. At the beginning of each... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20080288144 - Agricultural working machine: An agricultural working or harvesting machine has at least one working unit and a driver's cab in which, in a basic electronic display area of a display unit, several machine and/or crop material parameters set up in different functionality windows are visualized. The machine and/or crop material parameters set up... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20080288145 - Powertrain control apparatus and method, and program for implementing the control method: In a control apparatus for a powertrain that includes an automatic transmission, occurrence of slip in a one-way clutch is determined when one gear is formed if a first rotation member and a second rotation member of the one-way clutch rotate relatively. If slip in the one-way clutch is detected,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080288146 - Systems and methods for detecting and reducing high driveline torsional levels in automobile transmissions: The present disclosure provides systems and methods to detect and reduce any high driveline torsional levels, such as due to the cylinder deactivation in variable displacement system engines or aggressive lock-up strategies for fuel efficiency, in automobile transmissions. The present disclosure utilizes a controller in an automobile to operate a... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20080288149 - Method and system for regulating vehicle dynamics: A method of regulating the driving dynamics of a vehicle by controlling a torque distribution from a vehicle engine between at least two axles of the vehicle is disclosed. The method comprises controlling the torque distribution with a nominal velocity difference between the different axles as an input value. According... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20080288148 - Single channel roll stability system: A method and system for assessing and preventing overturn of a vehicle, the method and system being particularly suitable for use with commercial vehicles with brake systems typically used in North America, wherein a vehicle equipped with single brake pressure modulator is controlled to increase or decrease brake pressure, depending... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080288147 - System and method for self-adaptive control of an electromechanical brake: A control system for an electromechanical-braking system provided with actuator elements configured to actuate braking elements for exerting a braking action has a control stage for controlling the braking action on the basis of a braking reference signal. The control stage comprises a model-based predictive control block, in particular of... Agent: Graybeal, Jackson, Haley LLP
20080288150 - Vehicle control apparatus: The vehicle control apparatus includes a control section computing a command value indicative of acceleration/deceleration behavior to be taken by a vehicle, and an acceleration/deceleration controller controlling acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle by use of an acceleration/deceleration actuator on the basis of the command value. The acceleration/deceleration controller transmits... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080288151 - Control module for single 3/2 solenoid controlled relay valve: In one embodiment, a vehicle braking system, for delivering pressurized air to a brake chamber to achieve a desired braking response, includes an air-pressure controlled relay valve for delivering the pressurized air to the brake chamber. A solenoid receives a variable control input pressure and delivers the control input pressure... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC
20080288152 - Inter-vehicle distance control apparatus and method for controlling inter-vehicle distance: An inter-vehicle distance control apparatus is provided to provide comfortable acceleration feeling to a driver of a vehicle in various situations. The inter-vehicle distance control apparatus is configured to perform an acceleration control operation when a correction distance condition evaluation index at a present time, which takes into account a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080288153 - Electronic throttle control remedial action desensitization: A control system for an engine comprises a fault determination module and a remedial action control module. The fault determination module generates a fault signal after detecting an infrastructure fault. The remedial action control module directs a throttle valve of the engine to a default position after receiving the fault... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080288154 - System for discrimination of spurious crank encoder signals: A system for discrimination of spurious crankshaft encoder signals. A position encoder connected to an engine crankshaft sends a pulsed signal indicative of crankshaft rotational performance to an engine controller. The controller is programmed to trigger an interrupt service routine (ISR) on every falling or rising edge of each pulse.... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20080288155 - Control device for an internal combustion engine: Provided is a control device for an internal combustion engine, including a crank angle sensor, a cam angle sensor, a real phase angle detector for detecting a real phase angle of a cam shaft based on a detection signal of the sensors, a target phase angle setting unit including a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080288156 - Engine control apparatus and engine control method: A target engine torque after an environmental correction is calculated by interpolating it between an environmentally corrected maximum engine torque and an environmentally corrected minimum engine torque such that a ratio of a nominal target engine torque between a nominal maximum engine torque and a nominal minimum engine torque under... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080288158 - Control for knock suppression fluid separator in a motor vehicle: A fuel system for an engine of a vehicle and a method of operating the fuel system are described. As a non-limiting example, the fuel system includes a fuel tank; a fuel separator configured to separate a fuel mixture received at an inlet into a first separated fuel at a... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20080288157 - High efficiency stoichiometric internal combustion engine system: A power system including a stoichiometric compression ignition engine in which a roots blower is positioned in the air intake for the engine to control air flow. Air flow is decreased during part power conditions to maintain the air-fuel ratio in the combustion chamber of the engine at stoichiometric, thus... Agent: Deere & Company
20080288159 - Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine is provided with at least one modulator for adjusting an air mass in a cylinder. It is also provided with an injection valve for metering fuel to which fuel is supplied via a fuel supply device. A maximum fuel quantity which can be metered to the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080288160 - Monitoring system for internal combustion engine: An injection pulse output portion outputs an injection pulse to the fuel injector based on a target fuel injection timing and a target fuel injection quantity. A fuel injection monitor portion computes an actual fuel injection timing and an actual fuel injection quantity and determines that there is an malfunction... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080288161 - Engine starting apparatus: Control over vehicle power supply, engine starting control, and control over locking/unlocking of a steering are to be reliably exercised at a reduced cost. Even when there is a breakage in a ground line of a power supply ECU, a ground line for the power supply ECU is formed by... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20080288162 - Combined short range and long range communication for traffic analysis and collision avoidance: A method and system for combining short range communication and long range communication for traffic related applications is presented. In one example, a central server is equipped and configured to receive information via long range communication from one or more individual traffic objects, analyze the received information to determine the... Agent: Ware, Fressola, Van Der Sluys & Adolphson LLP
20080288163 - On-vehicle navigation system: The present invention provides an on-vehicle navigation system in which a user can perform predetermined driving using a special lane such as a carpool lane appropriately and without anxiety where advancing from a normal lane in a predetermined advancing authorized section and exiting to the normal lane in a predetermined... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20080288164 - Systems and methods for real-time conflict-checked, operationally preferred flight trajectory revision recommendations: Systems and methods for actively seeking and generating real-time, conflict-checked, operationally preferred flight trajectory revision recommendations are disclosed. The system analyzes air traffic based on a plurality of uniquely integrated inputs, to produce at least one conflict-checked, operationally preferred flight trajectory revision opportunity for an operating vehicle, and a communications... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20080288165 - Displaying a map having a close known location: A system and method is provided for displaying a map having a close known location and a destination and for providing navigation recommendations for traveling from the close known location to the destination. A user may use a mobile device to submit a request for navigation instructions for navigating from... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080288166 - Portable navigation terminal and program: A portable navigation device where a map being displayed on a display section is fixed by performing map stop operation at a portable navigation terminal where an appropriate map is selected and displayed so as to correspond to the speed of movement. A portable navigation terminal (10) has speed detecting... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080288167 - Method and apparatus for providing integrity information for users of a global navigation system: In a method for providing integrity information for users of a global navigation system, which comprises several space vehicles like satellites transmitting information to a device for position detection, the transmitted information comprises first information from the global navigation system about the accuracy of a signal in space error SISE... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080288169 - Terrain avoidance system for transport aircraft: This system accompanies the “Avoid terrain” type alarms indicating to the pilot that he has passed the limit-point of success of a standard vertical avoidance maneuver either with complementary indications such as the azimuth sectors suitable for a disengagement maneuver or a predefined disengagement path, or an automatic engagement of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP11/13/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080281477 - Distributed train intelligence system & method: A system and method which may include on each locomotive a propulsion system and a braking system; a transceiver for communication between the locomotives; and sensors for sensing operational conditions on the locomotive. A processor receives the sensed operation conditions, communicates information including the sensed operational conditions to the other... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20080281478 - Programmable automatic trim control system for marine applications: A programmable automatic trim control system for marine applications preferably includes a controller, a control panel, at least one display device and a plurality of sensors. The controller receives input from the control panel and the plurality of sensors. Each display device shows various data from the controller. Each sensor... Agent: Vonbriesen & Roper, S.c.
20080281480 - Control apparatus for electric vehicles: A motor control unit controls the input electric power of a MG unit to thereby suppress variations of a system voltage and stabilize the system voltage. The torque control of an AC motor and the input electric power control of the MG unit are executed independently from each other, so... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080281479 - Method of operating propulsion system: A method is provided that includes propelling an electrically driven vehicle at a first, slower speed, and potentially high torque by supplying electricity at a first, lower voltage from an energy storage device to a second electric motor; and includes propelling the vehicle at a second, faster speed, and moderate... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20080281481 - Robotic vacuum cleaner: An autonomous robot, that is for example, suitable for operations such as vacuuming and surface cleaning includes a payload configured for vacuum cleaning, a drive system including a steering system, a navigation system, and a control system for integrating operations of the aforementioned systems.... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20080281483 - Singular value decomposition-based method for optimal estimation of turbofan engine thrust and other unmeasurable parameters: A new linear point design technique is presented for the determination of tuning parameters that enable the optimal estimation of unmeasured engine outputs such as thrust. The engine's performance is affected by its level of degradation, generally described in terms of unmeasurable health parameters related to each major engine component.... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn Amsrl Cs Cc Ip
20080281482 - System for estimating vehicle states for rollover reduction: A system and method for estimating vehicle states, such as vehicle roll-rate, vehicle roll angle, vehicle lateral velocity and vehicle yaw-rate, for use in rollover reduction. The system includes an extended Kalman filter observer responsive to a steering angle signal, a yaw-rate signal, a roll-rate signal, a speed signal and... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080281484 - Data acquisition system: A data acquisition system for a vehicle, including a plurality of sensors for sensing the value of a condition relative to the vehicle; at least one collector electronically connected with and configured to receive first data from at least one of the sensors and configured to output second data to... Agent: Bahret & Associates
20080281485 - Distributed vehicle event recorder systems having a portable memory data transfer system: Data transfer systems for vehicle event recorders are provided as: a vehicle event recorder, a vehicle event recorder resident memory, and upload module in conjunction with, a communication port suitable for coupling with, a portable memory device, a server computer datastore, a server download module in conjunction with, a similar... Agent: Smartdrive Systems, Inc.
20080281486 - Driving skill judging apparatus, variable steering apparatus, vehicle and driving skill judging method: A driving skill judging apparatus for a vehicle includes: a steering angle detecting section configured to detect a steering angle of the vehicle; a high order function calculating section configured to calculate a high order function of a third order or more, and which is for approximating a transition state... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080281487 - Method and apparatus for vehicle rollover mitigation: A method is provided for detecting a rollover event of a vehicle. A lateral kinetic energy of the vehicle is determined in response to vehicle longitudinal velocity and vehicle side slip angle. A lateral acceleration of the vehicle is measured. A tire normal force is measured. A rollover potentiality index... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20080281488 - Vehicle roll control method using controllable friction force of mr dampers: A system for providing vehicle roll control that controls the friction-force of dampers provided at the wheels of the vehicle. The system includes a lateral acceleration sensor for determining the lateral acceleration of the vehicle, a steering angle sensor for determining the steering angle of the vehicle and a speed... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20080281489 - Method for controlling the orientation of the rear wheels of a vehicle: A method for controlling orientation of rear wheels of a vehicle, by a computerized control system, including a module for calculation of a deflection angle for the rear wheels as a function of a deflection angle of the front wheels. In the method, when the front wheels are oriented for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080281490 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for steering travel limit determination for electric power steering: Methods, systems, and computer program products for steering travel limit determination for electric power steering. Exemplary embodiments include a method, computer program product and system incorporating the method, for implementing steering travel limit determination for electric power steering, including measuring end of travel positions of a handwheel of a vehicle,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20080281491 - Steering control apparatus for a vehicle: A steering control apparatus for a vehicle having a power source for generating power, and drive shafts for transferring the power to driving wheels of the vehicle, and a traction control device for controlling braking torque applied to the wheels. The apparatus comprises a detection device for detecting the braking... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20080281492 - Method and device for estimating at least one characteristic: A method and device for estimating at least one characteristic which is derived from at least one base characteristic and which is evaluated for the generation of a triggering signal for a passenger protection device, a contact time is calculated at a first time after an impact has occurred, the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080281493 - Vehicle occupant weight classification system: A vehicle occupant classification system categorizes vehicle occupants into various classes such as adult, child, infant, etc. to provide variable control for a vehicle restraint system such as an airbag. The classification system utilizes sensors that are installed in various locations in the vehicle. The sensors are used to generate... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20080281494 - Adaptive integrated powertrain control: A powertrain controller for a vehicle comprises a vehicle load estimation module, an adaptive power demand module, a throttle map module, and a transmission gearshift map module. The adaptive power demand module selects one of N mappings from pedal position to power demand based upon a vehicle load index and... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080281495 - Method and apparatus for the generation of a setting signal for an actuator of a clutch unit of a motor vehicle: A method and control apparatus for the generation of a setting signal for an actuator of a clutch unit of a motor vehicle with which the torque to be transmitted by the clutch unit can be set. A desired value for the torque to be transmitted is determined by a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080281496 - Cam phaser compensation in a hybrid vehicle system: A method of regulating a torque output of an internal combustion engine in a hybrid electric vehicle includes determining whether a cam phaser system of the engine is in one of an inactive state and an active state and monitoring at least one engine operating parameter. An engine torque array... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080281497 - Engine controller: In an engine controller capable of carrying out spark ignition type combustion and compressed self-ignition type combustion, in order to suppress operation performance deterioration and exhaust performance deterioration at the time of switching a combustion mode from the compressed self-ignition type combustion to the spark ignition type combustion, intake pipe... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080281499 - Fuel-injection-timing adapting method and apparatus for direct injection engine: A computer simulates a relationship between a fuel-rate of fuel which collides with the cavity of the piston and the fuel injection timing, and/or the relationship between the fuel-rate of fuel which collide with the cylinder inner wall and the fuel injection timing. A range of the fuel injection timing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080281500 - Injection characteristic detection apparatus, control system, and method for the same: A fuel injection characteristic detection apparatus is applied to a fuel feed system. The fuel feed system is configured to inject fuel into one of a cylinder, an intake passage, and an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine by using a fuel injection valve. The fuel injection characteristic detection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080281498 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: The procedure is used for the operation of an internal combustion engine (1) with several cylinders (2, 3, 4, 5) into each of which fuel is injected. For a current operating point (15), the current correction factor (KM) for the injection into one of the cylinders (2, 3, 4, 5)... Agent: Fasse Patent Attorneys, P.A.
20080281501 - Method of adapting an internal combustion engine to the quality of the fuel used: A method of controlling fuel supply means of an internal combustion engine, employed when the engine is started, this method includes: measuring at least one characteristic value (11) of an engine speed representative of a richness of a fuel/oxidant supply mixture for the engine, comparing the measured characteristic value (11)... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080281502 - Control apparatus for a source of rotational drive force: A control apparatus for controlling a source of rotational drive force based on a target rotational speed. The control apparatus includes a target model rotational speed calculation section, an actual rotational speed detection section, and a target rotational speed adjustment section. The target model rotational speed calculation section calculates a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080281503 - Regulator device for compensating for dispersions of injectors: Injectors each having a piezo actuator are assigned to cylinders of an internal combustion engine. A regulator device is configured for furnishing a cylinder-specific controlled variable and a command variable to a controller whose primary manipulated variable is a variable representing an electrical power supplied to the piezo actuator during... Agent: Siemens Schweiz Ag I-47, Intellectual Property
20080281504 - Knock control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A knock control apparatus for an internal combustion engine can avoid an incorrect knock determination thereby to prevent output power reduction and suppress knocks occurring in succession. A knock detection section outputs a knock detection signal based on an ionic current, and a threshold setting section sets a knock determination... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080281505 - Engine starting system: Provided is an engine starting system which is highly reliable in that a battery does not run out even if a manual switch is tampered and operated many times by a third party. Equipment on the propelled object side (2) includes an actuation signal refusing unit (22a) which avoids responding... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080281506 - Start control device for vehicle and method for controlling same: The start control device for a vehicle has previously stored a plurality of coolant temperature maps in association with information on a plurality of engines in which determination rotational speeds for use in determining whether or not the each engine has achieved complete combustion are determined for several different engine... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080281509 - Gps recorder capable of attaching positional information to image file: The invention discloses a GPS recorder comprising a GPS receiver, a memory, a card connector, and a USB OTG controller. The GPS receiver is used for receiving a plurality of positional information and a plurality of first time information. The memory is used for storing the positional information and the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20080281507 - System and method for obtaining map coordinates to fixed location: A method for obtaining directions to fixed location such as a restaurant includes using a telephone to call the restaurant, and providing a prompt to the caller during the call to push a button on the telephone to download GPS location of the restaurant. The GPS information is transferred from... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20080281508 - Vehicle navigation system and method thereof: A vehicle navigation system comprises a signal receiving module, a location selection module, a route planning module, an image obtaining module, a display module and a route selection module. The signal receiving module is used for obtaining first location information of a vehicle; the location selection module is used for... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080281511 - Navigation device and position registration method: The present invention provides a navigation device which includes an obtaining unit that, when updating contents introduction data which introduces the latest updating contents of an arbitrary home page is sent from the outside, obtains the updating contents introduction data, a position information generation unit that generates position information according... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080281510 - Recommending actions based on context: A system creates filters and provides tasks based on a geographic location associated with each task. The geographic location may be in one of several types of coordinate formats, and determined by the actual user location when the task is created of input associated with a desired location. When a... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20080281512 - Method and apparatus for displaying a symbol for a vehicle: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for displaying a symbol representing an aircraft. The symbol is displayed representing the aircraft at a location on a map at a first level of detail. The symbol represents a position of the aircraft on the map, moves on the... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20080281513 - Navigation apparatus, methods, and programs: Apparatus, methods, and programs accept an area search condition that limits a facility search to facilities located within a specific position range. The apparatus, methods, and programs access stored facility data, the facility data including area information and position information for each facility in the stored facility data. Based on... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080281514 - System and method for notice posting and verification: This invention includes a tax authority computer readable medium having a set of delinquent tax records wherein each delinquent tax record contains delinquent tax information representing a real estate property that has delinquent taxes; a posting computer readable medium in communications with the tax authority computer readable medium; a portable... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.
20080281516 - Advertising management in a wireless client-server navigation system: In a vehicle navigation system, advertising content is provided in a way that is noticeable, does not interfere with the navigation function of the device, and is relevant to the user's desires. If, after being provided with advertising content, the user indicates a desire to travel to a location relevant... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20080281517 - Apparatus and methods for reducing data transmission in wireless client-server navigation systems: Methods and apparatus reduce data transmission in a wireless client-server navigation system. In the preferred method, reduction of data sent is made possible by giving the user control over rerouting decisions. In many navigation systems, the navigator automatically generates a new route if a user strays from the route it... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20080281515 - System and method for navigation using visible light communications: A navigation system and a navigation method inside of a building using Visible Light Communications (VLC) are provided. The navigation system includes a map server, in which map information required to provide a navigation function is stored, for transferring the map information to each lamp, a plurality of lamps, installed... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20080281519 - Navigation device and evaluation value setting method: The present invention provides a navigation device that improves the usability. The navigation device includes an evaluation setting unit that generates position information having first evaluation value by setting an evaluation value selected by a user so that the evaluation value corresponds to position information, a position information extraction unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080281520 - Positioning system and receiving terminal used therein: In a positioning system, an arithmetic processor analyzes positioning data acquired by a receiving terminal and determines a positioning target location. Upon reception of positioning data, the arithmetic processor accumulates the positioning data on analysis data stored in a storage section prior to the reception, stores an accumulated data as... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080281518 - Vehicular communication and information system and method of using the same: The vehicular communication and information system provides a computer system mounted within a vehicle, with a global positioning system receiver being in communication with the computer system. Location and motion data related to the vehicle are recorded within a first data storage medium associated with the vehicle-based computer system, and... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20080281522 - Method for optimizng the display of data relating to the risks presented by obstacles: The invention relates to a method for optimizing the display of data relating to the risks associated with obstacles. The method includes extracting from an obstacle database, a list of obstacles included in the geographic zone defined by the range, the orientation and the position of the aircraft. Obstacle related... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20080281521 - Vehicle running control method for avoiding that a vehicle collides with an obstacle: A vehicle controller selects a collision avoidance route corresponding to steering of a vehicle by a driver, to control the vehicle so that the vehicle runs based on the selected collision avoidance route. Accordingly, it can be prevented that a vehicle operation being performed by the driver is disturbed, in... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 50011/06/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080275596 - Vehicle control system: The present invention relates to control system for a vehicle. The control system includes a manually operable control lever, such as a joystick, an actuator, a sensor and a control unit. The control lever sets a state variable of the vehicle. The actuator applies a force to the control lever.... Agent: Deere & Company
20080275597 - Balancing the power of two turboshaft engines of an aircraft: The present invention relates to a method and to an associated fuel metering system for balancing the power delivered by two aircraft turboshaft engines by determining first and second limiting margins of the engines (M1, M2) which are transformed into first and second power margins. Thereafter, the values of the... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080275598 - Trajectory estimation system for an orbiting satellite: In one embodiment of the disclosure, a computing system includes a processor and a computer readable medium. The computer readable medium is operable to, when executed on the processor, determine an estimated trajectory of a satellite using a sequential mode of operation, perform a thruster burn, receive a data point... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20080275599 - System and method for aircraft braking system usage monitoring: The system and method for monitoring wear of one or more aircraft parts, such as an aircraft brake, an aircraft tire, a standby system, and landing gear. One or more sensors are provided for sensing a parameter of usage, and an estimate of usage of the part can be determined... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20080275600 - Method of operating a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: A method of operating a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is provided including the steps of: A) determining whether the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is receiving power from an external power source; B) disabling the operation of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and executing a thermal program if the plug-in hybrid... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080275601 - Mode change control system for hybrid vehicle: In a hybrid vehicle in which a mode change between an electric drive mode and a hybrid drive mode is carried out based on information concerning an operating condition and a driving status, an impairment of operability due to a change of the drive mode at a reverse travel of... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.
20080275602 - Method and apparatus for automatic vehicle guidance using continuous 2-d poly-point path: A method for using an arbitrary shape 2-D poly-point path for an automatic vehicle guidance comprising the steps of: (A) determining a set of 2-D reference points; (B) selecting a set of 2-D interpolating curves to fit the set of 2-D reference points, wherein each 2-D interpolation curve connects a... Agent: The Law Offices Of Boris G.tankhilevich
20080275603 - Method and control system for stabilizing a vehicle: In order to adapt a method of stabilizing a vehicle, in particular for stabilizing the vehicle with respect to tilting movements, to the load condition of the vehicle, it is disclosed to perform a control method for the vehicle stabilization depending on a load condition of the vehicle, and the... Agent: Gerlinde Nattler Continental Teves
20080275605 - Method and apparatus for monitoring the status of automotive service equipment and signaling the status by a wireless technology to the operator: Automotive service equipment and method of servicing an automotive vehicle use an automotive service machine having at least one automatic mode of operation during which an operator is not required to be present. A first, stationary communication module connected to the service machine receives first signals from the machine indicating... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080275604 - Method and system for selectively monitoring vehicle systems and for controlling vehicle system parameters: A method for selectively monitoring one or more vehicle systems is disclosed. The method includes recognizing, at the vehicle, an activation device that is configured to trigger predetermined setting(s) for the one or more vehicle systems. The telematics unit transmits to a secure server a signal indicative of the fact... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080275606 - Vehicle active suspension system: The invention relates to a vehicle active suspension system. There is a need for an active suspension system which can alert an operator to certain conditions. The suspension system includes an actuator for moving a second vehicle part relative to a first vehicle part. The suspension system also includes sensors... Agent: Deere & Company
20080275607 - Method for operating an active chassis system: A method is provided for operating an active chassis system, in which wheels of at least one axle are arranged with a toe-in angle, and actuating elements which interact with supporting assemblies which are arranged between the wheels and a vehicle body. Wheel contact forces of the wheels assume different... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080275608 - Contro assisting system for a motor vehicle: The inventive control-assisting system for a motor vehicle comprises a power steering (1) associated with a steering wheel (2) and a power steering actuator (3) whose operation is controlled by a data processing unit (4) for applying power torque to the vehicle steering and is characterized in that said data... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney
20080275609 - Automatic steering system and method for a work vehicle with feedback gain dependent on a sensed payload: An automatic steering system for a work vehicle comprises a position sensor for detecting a position of the vehicle, a memory for storing information about a nominal path of the vehicle and a control unit coupled to the position sensor, to the memory and to a steering actuator for steering... Agent: Deere & Company
20080275610 - Crane and controller thereof: A method and a system for controlling a crane drive unit so as to suppress sway of a load suspended by a rope of a crane, which sway occurs when the load has been transported from a first position to a second position, the control being made by operating a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080275611 - Method and apparatus to determine rotational position of an internal combustion engine: A control system for a hybrid powertrain which determines engine crank angle position based upon signal inputs from electric machines of the powertrain is provided. The hybrid powertrain comprises an internal combustion engine and electric machines and an electromechanical transmission selectively operative to transmit torque therebetween. The electric machines are... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080275613 - Method for operating a multi-step automatic transmission: Described is a method for operating a multi-step automatic transmission, particularly an automatic transmission of a drive train of a vehicle with a combustion engine. In downshifting from the third gear ratio to a second gear ratio, higher inertias must be shifted than when shifting from the third gear ratio... Agent: Davis Bujold & Daniels, P.l.l.c.
20080275612 - Shift control method for an automatic gearbox: A method of shift control for an automated vehicle transmission which is connected to an engine by an automated clutch. The internal combustion engine includes a controllable fuel injection such that, during a gear shift from a gear under load to a target gear, before the loaded gear is disengaged,... Agent: Davis Bujold & Daniels, P.l.l.c.
20080275614 - Method for determining the clutch application point: A method is proposed for determining a clutch application point in a transmission of a vehicle having a spring-actuated clutch system in which the clutch application point is adapted according to at least one adequate regulated quantity of the clutch system.... Agent: Davis Bujold & Daniels, P.l.l.c.
20080275615 - Method for controlling rotation speed: The invention relates to a method for controlling rotation speed of at least one rotary element in the drive line of a vehicle. A first control model and a second control model are defined. The first control model calculates a permitted slip of at least one of the ground engagement... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20080275616 - Seat belt/accelerator behavioral system: The computer 26 sends actuating signals to the resistive device 38 to resist the occupant input to the accelerator 22, but only when the vehicle speed exceeds a threshold while the seat belt 24 is not fastened about the occupant 28. This invention is characterized by applying the resistance and... Agent: Harold W. Milton, Jr. Dickinson Wright PLLC
20080275617 - Method for calculating the low pressure in the servobrake of a vehicle comprising an otto engine: The subject of the invention concerns at least a method for the determination, without a pressure sensor, of a pressure in a brake booster actuated with an actuator for a motor vehicle with engine system including an inlet pipe subjected to inlet pipe pressure, for optimized performance of a braking... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20080275618 - Slow or stopped vehicle ahead advisor with digital map integration: A driver assistance or collision avoidance system is adapted for use with trailing and preceding host vehicles, and in a preferred embodiment includes a preceding vehicle speed sensor for determining the current speed of the preceding vehicle at a point; a vehicle-to-vehicle communication sub-system; a normal speed determining sub-system operable... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080275619 - Ignition detecting method for gas turbine: A gas turbine which can detect ignition in a combustor regardless of startup conditions of the gas turbine, such as the hot startup or the cold startup. An ignition detecting method for the gas turbine comprises the steps of calculating a difference between the exhaust temperature detected at a particular... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20080275620 - Ignition detecting method for gas turbine: A gas turbine which can detect ignition in a combustor regardless of startup conditions of the gas turbine, such as the hot startup or the cold startup. An ignition detecting method for the gas turbine comprises the steps of calculating a difference between the exhaust temperature detected at a particular... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20080275623 - Air-fuel ratio controller for an internal combustion engine and diagnosis apparatus for intake sensors: A computer calculates an estimated cylinder-intake-air amount based on outputs from an airflow meter and a throttle position sensor, and then calculates a reference cylinder-intake-air amount based on an air-fuel ratio in an exhaust gas and fuel injection amount. An error of the estimated cylinder-intake-air amount is calculated by comparing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080275621 - Internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine 10 includes a fuel injection valve 37 for injecting a gasoline fuel into a combustion chamber 25, and a spark plug 35. When the internal combustion engine is operated in a light-load region, the fuel is injected at an early and/or middle stage of an intake... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080275622 - Method for auto-ignition operation and computer readable storage device for use with an internal combustion engine: A method for controlling an engine having a variable valve actuator, the method comprising of operating the engine in a first mode where the engine carries out spark ignition combustion of air and fuel; and changing operation to a second mode where the engine carries out homogenous charge compression ignition... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20080275624 - Method and apparatus to control engine restart for a hybrid powertrain system: There is provided a control scheme for restarting an internal combustion engine of a hybrid powertrain during ongoing vehicle operation. The method comprises generating a torque output from an electrical machine to rotate the engine, and determining an engine crank torque. The torque output from the electrical machine is selectively... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080275625 - Method and apparatus to control engine stop for a hybrid powertrain system: A control scheme is provided for stopping an internal combustion engine of a hybrid powertrain during ongoing vehicle operation. The method, executed as program code in an article of manufacture comprises the following steps in the sequence set forth. First, engine operation is controlled to stop firing the engine. A... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080275626 - Vehicle and control method of vehicle: In a vehicle equipped with both an engine and a motor as the driving power source, in the event of incompletion of learning a control demand for regulation of an idling rotation speed of the engine, intermittent operation prohibition control of the invention permits intermittent operation of the engine under... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080275627 - Fuel injection control device for internal combustion engine: The invention provides a fuel injection control device for an internal combustion engine that can improve the accuracy of combustion control regarding smoke suppression. The fuel injection control device is applied to an engine provided with an EGR device for returning, as a part of an intake gas flown into... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20080275628 - Method and apparatus for communicating traffic information: A method and apparatus for communicating traffic information, that in certain embodiments performs the actions of associating (215) with a traffic group that corresponds to a traffic region, determining (220) at least one traffic related parameter of the mobile communication device while operating within the traffic region, and transmitting (235)... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20080275629 - Selecting route according to traffic information: A method and apparatus for selecting a travel route in which first and second positions values for searching a travel route are received, and travel prediction information of all road sections from a first position to a second position are calculated by applying a pre-set weight value to each road... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080275633 - Apparatus and methods for reducing data transmission in wireless client-server navigation systems: Methods and apparatus reduce data transmission in a wireless client-server navigation system. A request for data representative of a map-related feature is received at a central server from a mobile unit. Data describing the feature is obtained in the form of line segments interconnecting points having coordinates such as a... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20080275634 - Map information display apparatus and method thereof: A map information display apparatus that displays a map for a mobile object includes: a grouping unit (111) that divides a map included in an image displayed by a map display unit (115) into a plurality of areas; a display position determination unit (113) that selects, for each of the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20080275635 - Method for recognizing traveling lane and making lane change: Methods and systems for recognizing a vehicle traveling lane and making a lane change are provided. Preferred methods and systems recognize the lane on which a vehicle is traveling and if the vehicle speed of that lane is noticeably slower compared to others, then the vehicle receives an order to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20080275631 - On-vehicle map display apparatus, map display method: This on-vehicle map display apparatus comprises a map scale setting unit that sets a map scale, a summary map generation unit that generates a summary map by abbreviating road shapes if a map scale that is less than a predetermined scale is set by the map scale setting unit, a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080275632 - Vehicle navigation user interface customization methods: Apparatus and methods are directed to the use and customization of user interfaces associated with vehicle navigation systems. Aspects of this customizability may include selection of interface “skins,” selection of context for clarification, and autocompletion functions. The navigator may be a wireless client server navigation system comprising mobile clients used... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20080275630 - Venue guiding assistance system, apparatus and method: An interactive system, apparatus and/or method for operative use within a venue (10) is provided. The system and/or apparatus include data processing means (20, 54), data storing means (22, 56), communicating means (30, 52), and guiding means (40, 58), all of which cooperate to enable one or more individuals to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080275638 - Conducting localized searches in a wireless client-server navigation system: A system and method are disclosed for conducting searches and generating routes to selected points of interest using a wireless client-server (WCS) navigator. A method includes the step of requesting, at a mobile unit, information about one or more locations meeting certain criteria. Locations meeting the criteria are displayed on... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20080275636 - Navigation device, route searching method, route searching program, and computer-readable recording medium: A deviation judging unit judges whether a moving object has deviated from a guided route to a destination, a distance calculating unit calculates a distance from a deviated point to a planned route point when the deviation judging unit judges that the moving object has deviated from the guided route... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080275637 - System and method for providing telematics service: The telematics service providing system generates a path from the departure point to the destination based on traffic information, generates guidance information for each guidance point where a turn to a direction that is different from the current progress direction of the client is needed on the generated path, clips... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC
20080275639 - Method of selecting route and terminal thereof: A method of selecting a travel route including receiving message information formed in a hierarchical structure and including traffic information, receiving a first position value and a second position value corresponding to first and second positions, searching for travel routes between the first and second positions, classifying the travel routes... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080275640 - Method of selecting route and terminal using the same: A method of selecting a travel route, which includes receiving message information formed in a hierarchical structure and including traffic information, receiving a first position value and a second position value corresponding to first and second positions, searching for travel routes between the first and second positions, dividing the travel... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080275641 - Wireless client0-server navigator traffic methods: A wireless client-server (WCS) navigator provides routes optimized for travel time based on traffic flow rate and incident data, inexpensively and in a timely manner. A server, having a database of geographical information including road segments at a server, receives information representing traffic flow rates or traffic incidents along the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20080275642 - Methods and systems for displaying airport moving map information: Methods and systems for presenting a current position of a vehicle on a moving map display are provided. The method includes determining a current position and a path of travel of the vehicle, determining a current position of at least one of a second vehicle, an object, and an area... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20080275645 - In-vehicle navigation apparatus and method: An in-vehicle navigation apparatus and method displaying a route from a current position of a vehicle to a destination on a map on a display screen. The in-vehicle navigation apparatus and method include accepting an entry of a destination, detecting a current position, storing a plurality of pieces of map... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080275643 - Optimum route planning for service vehicles: Transportation costs are minimized with a novel system for optimizing a route for a service vehicle, for example, a package delivery van. Based upon static and dynamic information, a computer on board the service vehicle determines an optimum route for the vehicle to travel between multiple locations. The computer on... Agent: Watchstone P+d, PLC
20080275644 - System and method for providing route information to a driver of a vehicle: A system and method for providing route information to a driver of a vehicle given a predetermined destination having more than one route available to reach the predetermined destination includes receiving a driver input indicating a vehicle operating preference. Operating characteristics for the vehicle, such as a predicted time to... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20080275646 - Method and system for minimal detour routing with multiple stops: The present invention provides a system and method for optimizing routes that include multiple stops. This is accomplished by allowing users to identify a starting point, a destination, and types of businesses or other locations to be visited along the way. A route processor then provides users with a list... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, & Christofferson, P.C.
20080275647 - System for guiding an obstacle avoidance direction including senses for supersonic waves: An obstacle avoidance system having an ultrasonic sensor is provided. The system includes an ultrasonic sensor array having at least one ultrasonic sensor for measuring a distance to an obstacle using an ultrasonic wave, an orientation tracker for tracking a proceeding direction, an controller for receiving distance data and orientation... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLPPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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