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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location March listing by industry category 03/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090082912 - System and methods for controlling vehicular functions: A method of controlling a control system for a vehicle comprising: providing at least one data communications bus; providing at least one firewall in communication with at least one data communications bus, wherein the at least one firewall creates at least two data communications bus from the at least one... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC
20090082913 - Method and apparatus for preventing an unauthorized flight of an aircraft: A fly-by-wire (FBW) system (104) is coupled to cockpit controls (102) of an aircraft for controlling the aircraft, and an automatic flight control system (AFCS) (108) is coupled to the FBW system for maintaining the aircraft in stable flight. An unauthorized-flight detector (110) is coupled to the FBW system and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090082915 - Apparatus for transporting a load: An apparatus (10) for transporting a load, in particular for transporting a container, particularly of the gantry type, includes an electrical power user element (30a, 30b, 30c, 30d, 32a) which has a respective control element (30′a, 30′b, 30′c, 30′d, 32′a), and an element (34, 36) for supplying electrical power to... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090082916 - Charging system for vehicles: A charging system provided for vehicles prevents theft of a charging cable, insertion of foreign matter into a vehicle-side receptacle, or tampering when an onboard battery usable for running power is charged from a household power supply. A cable connector of the charging cable is opposed to the vehicle-side receptacle... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090082914 - Electric motor and conversion system for manually powered vehicles: An electric motor and conversion system converts a manually powered vehicle such as a bicycle to an electric vehicle. The electric motor includes a direct current power source, a rotor with two sides and two series of permanent magnets alternating in polarity, two stators on opposing sides of the rotor... Agent: Etherton Law Group, LLC
20090082918 - Motions dynamics recorder: A motion dynamics recorder is provided, including a controller; a sensor array in communication with the controller, and configured for measuring at least one characteristic of the motion of a vehicle and/or its systems and environment; a memory module slot for receiving a removable, local memory module; and an optional,... Agent: Law Office Of Michael D. Eisenberg Intellectual Property Law
20090082917 - Vehicular drive assist system and vehicular drive assist method: A vehicular drive assist system that analyzes information collected from a vehicle and sends a result of analysis to the vehicle and/or another vehicle, including a vehicle-mounted apparatus (101) mounted in the vehicle, and a communication center (102) that communicates with the vehicle-mounted apparatus (101). The vehicle-mounted apparatus (101) detects... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090082919 - Method and system for efficient data collection and storage: A system for collecting and storing performance data for an engine is provided. The system includes one or more sensors configured to generate sensor data signals representative of one or more engine data performance parameters. The system further includes a data sampling component, a data quantizing component, a data storage... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090082920 - On-vehicle communication device: An on-vehicle communication device according to the present invention includes initial signal estimating unit 243b for estimating initial data based on a part of the transmission command signal from the mobile device. Thus, it also includes PN signal generating unit 243c for generating a PN signal based on the initial... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090082921 - Level control system for a motor vehicle: Disclosed is a level control system in which the operational readiness of the compressor (2) is tested by connecting the pressure sensor (10) to the output (6) of the compressor (2) via a compressed-air sensor line (8). All other compressed-air lines that are connected to the output (6) of the... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.
20090082922 - Motor vehicle equipped with a pneumatic level control system: Disclosed is a pneumatic level control system equalizer of a motor vehicle equipped with a battery and a generator supplying the battery, as well as a compressor driven by an electric motor and associated with the level control system equalizer, the electric motor of the compressor being only supplied with... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.
20090082923 - Method for reducing the rollover risk in vehicles: In a method for reducing the rollover risk in vehicles, at least one state variable which characterizes the transverse dynamics of the vehicle is ascertained and is used as the basis for an intervention into the steering system and the braking system which stabilizes the vehicle. A multivariable control is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090082924 - Active resetting function for a steering wheel: A method for resetting a steering wheel of a motor vehicle having electric power assisted steering, with a resetting torque being determined in order to move the steering wheel from a diffracted steering position to a neutral position. The resetting torque differs for low and high friction values wherein a... Agent: Angela M. Brunetti, PLLC
20090082925 - Electric power assisted steering yaw damping method: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for electrically controlled assistance to a vehicle In order to stabilize a vehicle in the event of oversteering, the invention provides that a nominal yaw damping torque is determined and is multiplied by an oversteer signal such that an additional torque... Agent: Angela M. Brunetti, PLLC
20090082926 - Safety system for seat belt securement: A automotive vehicle safety system for seat belt securement that prevents the transmission from being engaged until all seated occupants have buckled their seat belts includes a weight sensing pad for each seat cushion interconnected in circuit to a buckle switch in each seat belt buckle with the buckle switches... Agent: The Inventors Network, Inc.
20090082927 - Integrated seat conditioning and multi-component control module: An integrated control unit for a vehicle comprising a housing adapted to package an air fluid mover, a plurality of microprocessors in electrical communication with and a plurality of connectors and the connectors are adapted send and receive electrical signals to and from the plurality of microprocessors and at least... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC
20090082928 - Wireless communications system and method: A system for communicating information facilitates wireless communication between electronic devices. The system includes a transceiver provided in a vehicle. The transceiver communicates with an electronic device located external to the transceiver.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090082929 - Autoload system for excavation based on productivity: A control system for a mobile excavation machine is disclosed. The control system may include a ground engaging work tool, a sensor, and a controller. The sensor may be configured to sense a parameter indicative of a current travel speed of the mobile excavation machine and generate a speed signal... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090082930 - Implement lift apparaturs control system position sensing: An agricultural machine includes a lifting apparatus to which an implement or tool is attached. A control system controls the lifting apparatus in response to sensed parameters and operator inputs. The control system includes a first acceleration sensor positioned on the lifting apparatus and/or on the implement, and at least... Agent: Deere & Company
20090082931 - Shift control device for automatic transmission and control method thereof: An automatic transmission calculates a current thermal load state of the frictional element, predicts (S24, 531), prior to the start of the shift, a heat generation amount of the frictional element during the shift, predicts (S25, S32) a thermal load state of the frictional element upon shift completion on the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090082932 - Select assist device for automatic transmission: A control unit 3 of a select assist device includes a start halt judging part 31 for judging a start halt by comparing a relative displacement amount and a start threshold value, a target relative displacement amount part 32 for setting a target relative displacement amount so that it is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090082933 - Shift control device for automatic transmission and control method thereof: An automatic transmission calculates a current thermal load state of the frictional element, predicts (S41), prior to the start of the shift, a heat generation amount of the frictional element during the shift, predicts (S42) a thermal load state of the frictional element upon shift completion on the basis of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090082934 - Power transfer assembly with torque sensors and torque control system: A transfer case for a motor vehicle having an input shaft, a first output shaft, a second output shaft, a clutch, a transfer mechanism, a sensor portion and a magnetoelastic torque sensor. The clutch has a clutch pack and a thrust mechanism that is configured to exert an engagement force... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090082935 - Methods and systems to control braking of a trailer hitched to a vehicle: A method for controlling braking of a trailer hitched to a vehicle with a braking control system during a braking event includes the steps of determining vehicle speed, measuring an amount of braking intent applied to the braking control system, determining a first level of braking output, providing the first... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20090082936 - Apparatus, system, and method for preventing turbocharger overspeed in a combustion engine: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for preventing turbocharger overspeed in a combustion engine. The method includes determining a turbocharger error term as a difference between a nominal turbocharger maximum speed and a current turbocharger speed. The method further includes determining a turbocharger speed derivative with respect to time.... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090082942 - Apparatus for and method of controlling fuel injection of internal combustion engine: A first fuel injection valve is arranged in an intake port of an internal combustion engine and also a second fuel injection valve capable of exhibiting a spray property having a vaporization characteristic higher than that of the first fuel injection valve is arranged on the intake air flow downstream... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090082939 - Control apparatus for cylinder injection internal combustion engine with high-pressure fuel pump: There is provided a control apparatus for a cylinder injection internal combustion engine which suppresses fuel pulsation caused by cam phase deviation and thereby prevents internal combustion engine exhaust deterioration, so that the reliability of a high-pressure fuel system using a high-pressure fuel pump is improved. The control apparatus for... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090082938 - Control method of exhaust gas purification system and exhaust gas purification system: An exhaust gas purification system has an exhaust gas purification device (12) for purifying components in exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine (10) such as a diesel engine. In order to recover the purification ability of the exhaust gas purification device (12), and in order to prevent oil dilution... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090082941 - Controller for fuel injection system: A fuel pressure sensor is provided to each fuel injector respectively and is disposed in a fuel passage between the accumulator and a fuel injection port of the fuel injector in such a manner as to be close to a fuel injection port relative to the accumulator. Output values of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090082943 - Engine control system designed to manage schedule of engine control tasks: An engine control system for managing a schedule of execution of engine control tasks is provided. The system works to schedule execution of the engine control tasks upon receipt of requests to initiate the engine control tasks. The system determines a sequence of execution of the engine control tasks and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090082937 - Fuel injection control device for engine: A fuel injection control device for an engine including a cylinder injector and an air intake passage injector is provided. The device changes a fuel injection style, from a compression stroke cylinder injection by the cylinder injector which is executed from a predetermined instant immediately after the beginning of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090082940 - Internal combustion engine control device: A control device of an internal combustion engine calculates a rotation increase amount caused in connection with a small injection based on a sensing value of a crank angle sensor and calculates an actual torque increase amount based on the calculated rotation increase amount. The control device senses fuel pressure... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090082944 - Process for controlling an internal combustion engine: A process for controlling an internal combustion engine, in which an actual position of a reciprocating gas valve is detected by a position sensor, a positional deviation is calculated from the actual position and a zero position, a total length change of the reciprocating gas valve is calculated as a... Agent: Klaus P. Stoffel Wolff & Samson
20090082945 - Continuously variable transmission system with power boost: A method is provided of boosting power to a continuously variable transmission having a motor. The continuously variable transmission is powered by an engine. The method includes selectively adjusting a power output of the engine above a steady state power output rating of the engine when an acceleration of the... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090082946 - Fuel injection system learning average of injection quantities for correcting injection characteristic of fuel injector: A fuel injection system designed to execute a learning operation to spray fuel through a fuel injector in a cycle to calculate an average of actual injection quantities for correcting an injection duration so as to minimize a deviation of the average from a target quantity. The system samples the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090082947 - Fuel injection controller of flexible fuel internal combustion engine: A fuel injection controller of a flexible fuel internal combustion engine is disclosed. A oxygen concentration sensor is provided in an exhaust passage of the engine. A correcting section performs a concentration learning procedure in which a concentration of the alcohol of the fuel in a fuel tank is learned... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090082948 - Traffic incident detection system: An object of the present invention is to provide a traffic information system that detects an unexpected incident such as a traffic accident or construction work from traffic information about surrounding road links. Historical traffic information is used to perform component analysis for a group of links that are targets... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090082949 - Method and system for automatically directing traffic on a site: In a method for automatically directing traffic on a site, information is received regarding a plurality of selected entities on the job site. An indication of a first priority assigned to a first of the plurality of selected entities is received. An indication of a second priority assigned to a... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher
20090082950 - System for transmitting, processing, receiving, and displaying traffic information: A system for sharing and processing traffic information includes a number of traffic information computer systems within individual vehicles and a traffic information server system. The traffic information computer systems are each connected to the server system through a network, which are additionally connected to one another by peer-to-peer radio... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090082951 - Intelligent restriction of device operations: A navigation system includes a user interface for detecting touch input. The system uses touch input to determine if a driver or passenger is operating the navigation system. If the system determines that the driver is operating the system, then an action is initiated (e.g., the user interface is locked... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090082952 - Route search apparatus: An apparatus calculates a coefficient b that reflects a road slope condition of each section based on an altitude difference of both ends of each section stored in a memory, and identifies a carbon dioxide discharge amount that changes in proportion to the distance of each section by multiplying a... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090082953 - Navigation apparatus and program storage medium: A navigation apparatus mounted in a subject vehicle designates an inference destination point based on historical data and calculates a reference route to the inference destination point. If the subject vehicle deviates from the reference route before arriving at the inference destination point, the navigation apparatus records a shift route... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090082955 - Method of plotting a portion of trajectory of an aircraft comprising a circular arc of constant radius: A method is disclosed for plotting a trajectory portion (6, 6″), using flight management means of an aircraft, and linking a known position (7) of the aircraft to a point in space (4), denoted the “exit point”. A circular arc is defined, the coordinates of whose centre (1) are known,... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090082954 - Systems and methods for terrain warning suppression using flight plan information: A method according to an aspect of the present invention includes determining if terrain presents a hazard to an aircraft based on the current position of the aircraft and the intended flight plan for the aircraft and providing an alert if it is determined that the terrain presents a hazard... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20090082956 - Apparatus and program for route search: A route search apparatus stores a section of a route to a database when drowsiness of a driver is detected by a drowsiness detector in the section of the route. The route search apparatus refers to the database and determines whether route candidates include a drowsiness-detected route section when the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090082957 - Electric vehicle network: An electric vehicle that includes an electric motor that drives one or more wheels of the vehicle and is powered by a battery. The electric vehicle determines a status of a battery of the vehicle and a geographic location of the vehicle. The electric vehicle then identifies at least one... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20090082959 - In-vehicle information apparatus and in-vehicle navigation apparatus: From among high upland area determination data stored in a hard disk drive, only a portion corresponding to a required segmental region is read into an external memory along with traveling of a vehicle. Determining of a high upland area is then executed based on the portion of the high... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090082958 - Travel route display system: Steps executed by a travel route display system include a searching step (step S403) of searching a database based on a given search condition; a numerical data calculating step (step S404) of executing a predetermined calculation on a result obtained at step S403 to calculate numerical data displayed together with... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090082961 - In-vehicle information apparatus and in-vehicle multi-media system: When a present position is determined to be included in a high upland area, it is determined whether a presently displayed image can be displayed continuously during the stop of a hard disk drive. For example, a map image may be presently displayed based on map data stored in the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090082960 - Navigation system with enhanced display functions: A method and apparatus for enhancing a user's visual perception of map data in a navigation system of the type used in automotive vehicles. A portion of an object, such as a building, is selected on the screen and a perspective view of the three-dimensional map data corresponding to the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090082965 - Hard disk system and program for same: An in-vehicle apparatus includes a position detector, a hard disk drive, a display, a speaker, an operation switch, a non-volatile memory, and a control unit. When it is determined that a current vehicle position is a low precision position where GPS signals cannot be received by the apparatus, an estimated... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090082962 - Routing drivers to trailers effectively: A method and apparatus for locating a specific asset using navigation technology or specific signaling capabilities. This system improves a driver's productivity by providing location information or signals to a driver to assist him in locating a specific trailer. An embodiment includes a system for navigating/routing drivers to their assigned... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090082964 - System and method for monitoring production of agricultural products: In harvesting an agricultural product from a field to allow for later identification of a specific section of field where the harvesting occurred, harvest source information is inputted. A first Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinate corresponding to a first location in the specific section of field is captured. The agricultural... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090082963 - Vehicle locator: A location apparatus for guiding a user to a location, including: a system unit configured to determine a current location using radio signals; a user interface unit having a display area and a button; a memory unit; a processor configured store a first location in the memory unit in response... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090082966 - Navigation device: A navigation device is designed to calculate the present position thereof based on the output data of a GPS unit in association with an acceleration sensor and a magnetic sensor. When the absolute value of the acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor is above the prescribed threshold, the navigation device... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090082967 - Route length calculation apparatus, route length calculation method, route length calculation program, automotive air conditioner, and controller for apparatus mounted in mobile object: A route length calculation apparatus comprises: a location detection unit for acquiring current location of a mobile object; an event detection unit for detecting the occurrence of an applicable event; a route history information storage unit for storing, upon occurrence of a first event, past route information containing at least... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090082968 - Material handling vehicle location system: A first reflector plate S is attached to each of the upright frame members and a plurality of second reflector plates R are attached to the lateral frame member along longitudinal direction thereof, a first sensor 3 and a second sensor 4 each for emitting a light beam and receiving... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090076662 - In-vehicle device, computer readable medium for controlling the same, and method for controlling navigation device: An in-vehicle device includes: a hard disk drive for storing data; a communication element for transmitting a message to an user; an input element for receiving an instruction from the user; a communication control element for obtaining altitude information; and an activation control element for controlling activation of the hard... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090076663 - Method and device for assigning a wheel of a motor vehicle: A method and device for assigning a vehicle wheel to axles having different wheel sizes. The method includes measuring the acceleration “a” sensed by an acceleration sensor of a wheel electronic system in a wheel. The measured acceleration value is transmitted to an evaluation unit, which compares the measured acceleration... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090076664 - Control system for a pallet truck: A control system for controlling motion of a pallet truck vehicle includes three modes of operation for controlling coasting of the vehicle. In a first, constant pressure mode, the vehicle coasts for as long as an activation button is depressed. In a second, time controlled mode, the vehicle coasts for... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090076666 - Method and device for assigning a first automobile to a second automobile: A method for assigning a first motor vehicle to a second motor vehicle by exchanging electromagnetic signals. The electromagnetic signals are transmitted from the first motor vehicle in a predetermined temporal signal pattern and received by the second motor vehicle, where they are compared as to whether the received electromagnetic... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090076665 - Method and system to control operation of a device using an integrated simulation with a time shift option: A method to control a device may include forming an integrated simulation model of an actual environment in which the device is or will be operating. The integrated simulation model may be formed using pre-existing data and real-time data related to the actual environment. The method may also include presenting... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Boeing
20090076667 - System, method and computer software code for determining a mission plan for a powered system using signal aspect information: A mission planner system for a powered system, the mission planner system including a receiving device to collect aspect information as the powered system performs a mission, said aspect information being received from a remote location, a processor to determine a speed limit based at least in part on the... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20090076668 - Method and apparatus for providing power in an aircraft to one or more aircraft systems: A method and apparatus is disclosed in which an aircraft system such as the landing gear system or braking system is operated at least partially under power provided by a generator driven by the wheels of the landing gear.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090076669 - Methods and systems for controlling multi-body vehicles with fuel slosh: Methods and systems for controlling multi-body vehicles with fuel slosh are provided. In a method for stabilizing a vehicle with fuel slosh, a controller for a multi-body assembly is formed by selecting vehicle configuration and velocity as states of a rigid body. Equations of motion are written for the multi-body... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090076670 - Olivo-cerebellar controller: Non-linear control laws are disclosed and implemented with a controller and control system for maneuvering an underwater vehicle. The control laws change the phase of one Inferior-Olive (IO) neuron with respect to another IO. One control law is global, that is, the control law works (stable and convergent) for any... Agent: Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
20090076671 - Watercraft: A watercraft includes a plurality of watercraft operating devices arranged to adjust an amount and/or a direction of a propulsive force or a resistance provided to a prescribed position of the watercraft, operation devices arranged to operate the plurality of watercraft operating devices, actuators arranged to actuate the respective watercraft... Agent: Yamaha Marine Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090076672 - Method and apparatus for managing torque inputs to an electro-mechanical transmission: A hybrid-electric vehicle powertrain control is trained to predefined trips, enabling efficient use of torque events during such trips.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090076673 - Partial manual control state for automated vehicle navigation system: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for automated control of a moving vehicle. An alarm condition is detected, and in response to the alarm condition, the current radius of curvature of the vehicle is maintained. The radius of curvature may be calculated by using data received from sensors. The alarm condition... Agent: Weinick & Associates, LLC
20090076674 - System for the automatic movement of material: The present invention relates to a system for the automatic movement of material in a working area comprising at least one movable piece of equipment, wherein the system has a control for the automatic movement of the piece of equipment with an automatic recognition of obstacles. In accordance with the... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20090076676 - Input apparatus for vehicle: An input apparatus for a vehicle, the apparatus being used for operation input to various vehicular electronic devices, sets position input permission areas on a two-dimensional operation surface of an operation input device discretely by control of a main controller. In control modes of a reaction force, a guide input... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090076675 - Reminder device for eliciting behavioral response in a vehicle: A reminder device for alerting or triggering the memory of a vehicular occupant includes one or more visual, auditory and tactile indicators which the occupant associates with the presence of a person, pet, plant or inanimate object located in the vehicle.... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC
20090076677 - Method for determination of engine lubrication oil consumption: A method of determining lubrication oil consumption in a gas turbine engine that has an engine operating cycle interval comprising a starting phase, a running phase and a shutdown phase, comprises the steps of: measuring lubrication oil level upon initialisation of the starting phase of each engine operating cycle interval;... Agent: Stephen George Mican
20090076678 - Cellular phone configured with off-board device capabilities and starter/charger and battery testing capabilities: The present invention is directed toward a cellular phone that connects to an existing vehicle data link to perform the functions of an off-board device, such as a scan tool, for displaying diagnostic information relating to vehicles. In addition, the cellular phone connects to a starter/charger system and/or a battery... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090076679 - Method and apparatus to monitor an output speed sensor during operation of an electro-mechanical transmission: There is provided a method to monitor a sensing system adapted to monitor an output of an electro-mechanical transmission. This includes monitoring rotational speed of a wheel operatively connected to a driveline operatively connected to the output of the electro-mechanical transmission. A first expected output of the transmission is determined... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090076681 - Memory management apparatus: A vehicular memory management apparatus includes in an SRAM a mirror area for mirroring information from a PDTC storage area and an update information storage area for storing update information of the SRAM. When a fault is detected, a DTC is stored in both of the mirror area and a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090076682 - Vehicle subsystem control method and apparatus: A method is provided for controlling at least one setting parameter in at least one active subsystem in a vehicle chassis. The method includes, but is not limited to the steps of identifying the driver and selecting the decision function associated to the identified driver from a set of predetermined... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20090076683 - Vehicle anti-rollover system and method: An anti-rollover system including a processor, a side impact sensor in communication with the processor, and a controllable suspension-based system and/or a controllable brake-based system in communication with the processor, wherein the controllable suspension-based system and/or the controllable brake-based system is actuated when the side impact sensor detects a side... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090076684 - Motorcycle: A motorcycle is provided with a fork-like wheel carrier, on the lower end of which a front wheel is supported, a handlebar by which the wheel carrier can be steered in a steering direction to the left or the right during travel, and a transmission unit by which the handlebar... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090076685 - Restraining device for an occupant of a vehicle: In a restraining device for an occupant of a vehicle, having a belt that can be drawn out or retracted by a lockable retractor, and a reversible seat-belt tightener, in the case of an impending but still avoidable first event the reversible seat-belt tightener automatically exerts and maintains a first... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090076686 - Vehicle interface to communicate a safety alert mode command: One of the embodiments of the invention includes an interface for communicating a vehicle command from a user to a vehicle. The interface preferably includes an engagement system to engage the torso and an appendage of a user, a sensor system to sense forces imparted by the user, a processor... Agent: Schox PLC
20090076688 - Lamp system and lamp deflection control method: A processing section determines whether a steering angle of a steering wheel of a vehicle is within or outside a range-to-be-ignored and sets an output steering angle depending on whether the steering angle is within or outside the range-to-be-ignored. A deflection angle calculating section calculates a deflection angle based on... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090076687 - Position detection arrangement for a moveable functional element which can be positioned motor-driven in a motor vehicle: A position detection arrangement for a functional element (1) which can be positioned motor-driven in a motor vehicle, a drive arrangement (2) being coupled via a drive train (3) to the functional element (1) and the functional element (1) thus being positionable by a motor (4), there being a measuring... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20090076689 - Automatic transmission solenoid control system and method: An automatic transmission controller system and method are disclosed. In particular, disclosed is a system and method for controlling solenoid pressure control valves associated with an automatic transmission. The automatic transmission controller system comprises a controller which is configured to receive one or more electrical signal inputs for attributing each... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090076690 - Engine hydraulic parallel series rear wheel drive hybrid vehicle: The present invention relates to an engine hydraulic parallel series rear wheel drive hybrid vehicle, including a power transmission system for conventional vehicle, an electric control unit and a hydraulic auxiliary power transmission system, that is, braking energy regeneration auxiliary system and idling energy control system. A brake pedal and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090076691 - Method for controlling a motor vehicle powertrain: The invention is concerned with control of a motor vehicle powertrain having a transmission of torque-controlled type. The powertrain also has an engine which provides a controllable engine torque. The method involves determining a reaction torque requirement and an engine torque requirement suitable to create a desired wheel torque and... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090076692 - method to determine an optimized shift point, in particular upshift point, for a manual transmission: In order to determine an optimized upshift point, it is proposed that a control circuit, on the basis of a current engine operating point (TQCUR;N) calculates a new engine operating point (TQNEW; NNEW) produced when shifting up at approximately the same vehicle speed, wherein the current engine operating point is... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090076693 - Control device and control method for vehicle power transmission device: When an engine stop control is executed while an automatic ratio shift portion is in a neutral state, a switching clutch is operated, so that a differential portion carrier of a differential portion planetary gear device that is linked to an engine, and a differential portion ring gear linked the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090076694 - Controller of driver for vehicle: Electric-energy restriction control means 84 is provided to place differential portion 11 in a non-differential state or to place switching clutch C0 or switching brake B0 in a partially engaged state, when an amount of transmission of electric energy through the electric path has increased to a thermal limit, so... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090076695 - Method for controlling a friction clutch: A method is proposed in which the distance sensor of a friction clutch operated automatically by a clutch actuator is calibrated in the disengaged state, wherein if the calibration is lost the friction clutch is slowly engaged until the friction clutch is in an engaged state, and when the friction... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20090076696 - System and method for managing a powertrain in a vehicle: A vehicle include a first disconnect disposed between a prime mover of the vehicle and a certain one of the vehicle drive wheels. The first disconnect is operable to connect and disconnect the prime mover to and from the certain one of the drive wheels. A second disconnect is disposed... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20090076698 - Driving assisting apparatus: A driving assisting apparatus acquires a stoppable condition for allowing a vehicle to stop at a stop position and a driver characteristic concerning a driving operation for stopping the vehicle, and determines whether to determine the condition for starting assisting the driving operation according to the stoppable condition or driver... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090076697 - Method and system for controlling a motive power system of an automotive vehicle: A motive power system of a vehicle is controlled based on a driving style of a driver of the vehicle. Parameters related to a state of the vehicle are used as inputs to a fuzzy controller in order to characterize the driving style of the driver of the vehicle.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20090076699 - Vehicle automatic operation control device: It is an object of the present invention to provide a vehicle automatic operation control device that can perform automatic operation of a vehicle while the actual acceleration favorably tracks the target acceleration. The device comprises a target required torque calculating part (31) which determines the target required torque from... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090076700 - Apparatus and method for managing vehicle speed: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to receive speed limit information from a remote wireless transmitter where the speed limit information comprising a speed limit and an applicable speed area, receive location information associated with a vehicle,... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090076701 - Vehicle cruise control apparatus and vehicle cruise control method: A vehicle cruise control apparatus includes a vehicle speed adjusting device that adjusts a vehicle speed to a set target vehicle speed, a brake operation detecting device that detects brake operation performed by a driver, and a first controller that controls the vehicle speed adjusting device based on a target... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090076702 - Method and apparatus for predicting a movement trajectory: In order to be able to undertake a reliable prediction of a movement trajectory of an object moving in road traffic even for relatively long prediction periods, a method is proposed in which there is firstly determined (203) with the aid of an evaluation of a determined movement variable of... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.
20090076704 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, includes: a crankshaft; a crank angle detection unit that outputs a crank signal; a generator that rotates in synchronization with the rotation of the crankshaft, and that outputs alternating voltage signals with one-phase; and a control unit, to which the alternating voltage... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090076703 - Systems and methods for estimating residual gas fraction for internal combustion engines using altitude compensation: An engine control system comprises a first factor calculating module that calculates a first factor based on intake cam position (ICAM), exhaust cam position (ECAM), engine speed (RPM) and first calibration factors. A second factor calculating module calculates a second factor based on ICAM, ECAM, RPM and second calibration factors.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090076706 - Control device for internal combustion engine and straddle type vehicle provided with the same: Startability of an internal combustion engine using a mixed fuel of gasoline and alcohol is improved. An intake passage of the engine has a main flow channel provided with a throttle valve and a bypass flow channel for bypassing the throttle valve. A bypass quantity adjusting mechanism adjusts the bypass... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090076711 - Control method for a direct injection system of the common-rail type provided with a shut-off valve for controlling the flow rate of a high-pressure fuel pump: A control method of a direct injection system of the common-rail type; the control method contemplates: feeding the pressurized fuel to a common rail by means of a high-pressure pump which receives the fuel through a shut-off valve; cyclically controlling the opening and closing of the shut-off valve for choking... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20090076712 - Device for the control of an internal combustion engine operable with liquid and/or gaseous fuel: Presented is a device for controlling an internal combustion engine operable with at least on of liquid and gaseous fuel. The device includes a rotational speed controller that outputs a control signal, which is dependent on the actual rotational speed of the engine and which influences the power output of... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090076710 - Engine starting for engine having adjustable valve operation: A method for controlling an engine including at least a first cylinder having a first piston and a second cylinder having a second piston, at least one of said first and second cylinders having at least an adjustable valve, the method comprising before engine rotation: closing electrically actuated valves in... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090076714 - Fuel injection control device for internal combustion engine: A fuel injection control apparatus is provided with a fuel injection nozzle, a crank angle detector, a timer, and a control computer. The crank angle detector outputs a pulse signal corresponding to each tooth portion of a signal rotor and a pulse signal corresponding to a tooth missing portion. The... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20090076707 - Fuel injection system with injection quantity learning function: A fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine which is designed to determine an instantaneous engine speed in a cycle of, for example, 30° CA of the engine to learn an actual injection quantity that is the quantity of fuel actually sprayed from a fuel injector. The system filters... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090076713 - Gaseous fuel engine charge density control system: A spark ignited gaseous fuel engine including an exhaust gas recirculation system and method for operating a gaseous fuel engine are provided. The exhaust gas recirculation system has an adjustable flow and is operable to supply exhaust gas to at least one engine cylinder. The engine further includes means for... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper
20090076708 - Method and device for integrative control of gas engine: An integrative control method and device for controlling gas engines is proposed which is improved load responsivity of the engine in transient operation. The control method comprises a speed control process for controlling engine rotation speed by controlling the fuel gas flow control valve based on deviation of actual engine... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090076709 - Method and device for integrative control of gas engine: An integrative control method and device for controlling gas engines is proposed which load responsivity of the engine is improved while maintaining air fuel ratio control and stable control is performed when fuel gas of different calorific value is used. The control method comprises a speed control process for controlling... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090076705 - Power modulated, dual fuel, small displacement engine control system: The engine control system allows a small and efficient engine to deliver increased power upon demand over conventional automotive engines. The system modulates boost pressure when using a secondary fuel for operations at an increased power level. The power level increase occurs from the combination of lower stoichiometric, or higher... Agent: Charles C. Mccloskey
20090076716 - Characteristic number method for engine real-time diagnostics application: A method of internal combustion engine operation that include real time engine diagnostics to detect hardware malfunctions that combines the signals for two or more sensors to detect the severity of a hardware malfunction.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090076715 - Intake charge deficit method for engine real-time diagnostics application: The present invention relates to a method of engine operation to provide a real time engine diagnostic to detect EGR, turbocharger or compressor malfunctions and to prevent such malfunctions from damaging the engine.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090076717 - Method for assisting an aircraft to rejoin a flight plan by interception of a flight segment close to the aircraft: A method for assisting an aircraft to rejoin a flight plan is disclosed. The flight plan is composed of a number N of flight segments (LEGi, i⊂[1, N]) with a flight segment LEGi being defined by a departure end (WPTi−1) and by an arrival end (WPTi). A navigation mode is... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090076718 - Navigation sign: This invention relates to signs and cartography, and provides a sign which makes it easier for tourists to find their way around a town or city. In particular the invention provides a navigation sign (1) having a plurality of components. The components are suitable for incorporation into a paving system.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090076719 - System to navigate within images spatially referenced to a computed space: A system for navigating images spatially referenced to a plurality of location coordinates from at least one coordinate location within a computed space provides travel with a non-linear itinerary. Specifically, serial navigation of a plurality of geographic images spatially referenced to location coordinates of a geo-planar space from a selected... Agent: Cr Miles, P.C. Craig R. Miles
20090076720 - Image mapping to provide visual geographic path: Provided is a computer system and method for mapping a visual path. The method includes receiving one or more images included in a predefined area; receiving one or more parameters associated with the image; and integrating the images and parameters into a map of the predefined area to enable mapping... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090076721 - Navigation aid method: The invention relates to a navigation aid method and device for an aircraft. The aircraft occupies a position PPOS outside its flight plan and seeks to rejoin the flight plan. The flight plan includes a succession of waypoints. A waypoint WPTi is called sequenced once the aircraft has passed by... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090076722 - Road profiler and method therefor: A profiling system to precisely locate and define a position along a traveled path includes a vehicle module, the vehicle module further comprising a light source and a receiver, and a marker, the marker further comprising a light sensing device and a transmitter, wherein the marker is adapted to respond... Agent: Paparella & Associates, PLC
20090076724 - Apparatus and program for navigation: A vehicular navigation apparatus reads from an external memory a highland flag that is turned on when a vehicle travels at an altitude of 3,000 meters or higher, and prohibits an operation of a hard disk drive (HDD) if the highland flag is turned on. By prohibiting the hard disk... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090076723 - Targeting location through haptic feedback signals: A data processing apparatus and a method of operating a data processing apparatus are disclosed. The data processing apparatus comprises a memory for storing target location data representative of the location of a target, a position determining component configured to generate a position signal representative of a position of the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090076725 - Conveyance mode aware navigation device: Illustrative embodiments provide a navigation device for determining an optimal route for a user. The navigation device comprises a location unit capable of determining the present position of the navigation device and a selection unit capable of receiving user input indicating a selected destination. Further, a memory capable of storing... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090076726 - Transmission line data acquisition system: Acquiring structural defects and vegetation conditions on electric transmission lines and the right of way a touch screen laptop including memory capability associated with a GPS unit. Operating the laptop off of store geographic coordinates of structures and acquiring such coordinates when desired. The touch screen has buttons corresponding to... Agent: Joseph A. Gemignani, Sr.
20090076727 - Integrated positioning apparatus and implementation method thereof: An integrated positioning apparatus includes a processing module, a satellite positioning module, an inertial positioning module, a transmission interface and a switching module. The processing module is utilized for executing a navigation program. The satellite positioning module functions to provide satellite positioning information. The inertial positioning module is used for... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090076728 - Aircraft terrain avoidance and alarm method and device: The device (1) comprises a first means (2) knowing the profile of the terrain at least that which is located at the front of the aircraft, a second means (3) for determining an avoidance trajectory, a third means (4) which is connected to the first and second means (2, 3)... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090069952 - Control target recognition system and vehicle object detection system: There is provided a system in which when a gate having a reflection level of a threshold or higher and having been recognized as a control target by last time is not recognized as the control target this time, the gate is assumed to be actually detected, and extrapolation device... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090069953 - Electronic control system and associated methodology of dynamically conforming a vehicle operation: An electronic control system for a vehicle and an associated method of dynamically conforming a vehicle operation recommendation to an environment external to a vehicle are provided. Input parameters relating to the environment external to the vehicle are received. The vehicle operation recommendation is then adjusted based on the input... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090069951 - Method and a system for determining the load transferred from a semi-trailer to a first axle of a towing vehicle: A method and a system determine the load transferred from a semi-trailer to a first axle of a towing vehicle which has at least one further, second axle. The semi-trailer is partly supported by the towing vehicle at a “fifth wheel”. A first value representing the load transferred from the... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20090069956 - Central control system of wireless remote-control model: A central control system of a wireless remote-control model is capable of controlling a flight safety and effectively according to an operation control instruction signal data or a detector detection data instead of a single control value. Information such as the control, movement and abnormal detection of an electronic control... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20090069954 - Control and system notifications using remote access: The present system provides a method to allow vehicle users to locate, monitor, and control their vehicle and receive notifications of constraint violations by using a hand-held device and/or internet web browser. Such constraints may be customized by vehicle or group of vehicles, over the air or by a user... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090069955 - Remote control method for a motion heading by referring to a relative angle between a receiving end and a transmission end: A method to control a motion heading at a receiving end by referring to a relative angle between the receiving end and a transmission end includes the following steps: Step A: solving a command angle, α, between an original heading and a user inputted direction of transmission end; Step B:... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090069958 - Systeme de freinage differentiel: A braking system for the landing gear of an aircraft, which landing gear includes a bogey containing at least four wheels, each equipped with a brake, with the bogey having at least two axles that are connected to the aircraft by a telescoping strut, wherein when the aircraft makes a... Agent: Perman & Green
20090069957 - Unmanned helicopter: GPS devices (GPS receivers and corresponding GPS antennas) for detecting a location of an airframe are provided. An autonomous control section (e.g., an autonomous control box) including a data communication device for communicating with the ground and a control board having a built-in control program is provided. An unmanned helicopter... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090069959 - Altitude range filter for cockpit traffic display: A system and method for filtering various targets (such as ground vehicles, stationary objects, and aircraft) from display on a display screen within the cockpit of an “Own Ship” aircraft. The system and method withhold from display any non-exempt targets that have an altitude that is either: (1) greater than... Agent: Garmin At, Inc. C/o Garmin International, Inc.
20090069960 - Method and apparatus for detecting anomalies in landing systems utilizing a global navigation satellite system: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for detecting anomalies in a landing system. In one embodiment, a magnitude difference between a blended inertial deviation magnitude and a raw deviation magnitude is identified to form a magnitude difference. The magnitude difference is compared to a magnitude threshold. If the magnitude... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090069961 - Change over valve for a transition system: The present interface system includes a controller monitoring pressure on a locomotive brake pipe port, controlling pressure on a train brake pipe port in response to the pressure on a locomotive brake pipe port, providing ECP commands on an ECP trainline via a train electrical terminal in response to the... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090069962 - Guidance of marine vessels: A method for controlling the cruise of an autonomous vessel incorporates using a subsystem of a payload of the vessel functional in generating locational data relating to a target. A controller for controlling the cruise control subsystems determining the bearing and the velocity of said vessel.... Agent: Yoram Tsivion
20090069964 - Electric drive vehicle control system: Electronic control systems and related control methods for controlling electric drive motors for propelling a vehicle and electric auxiliary motors for performing work. The apparatus is shown in use with a vehicle that includes a mowing deck. Features of the control systems allow for safe and efficient use of the... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg
20090069963 - Fuel cell vehicle: To provide a fuel cell vehicle capable of reducing power consumption during a time of stopping of the vehicle. The fuel cell vehicle includes a scavenging execution determination unit 411 which determines whether or not to carry out scavenging; an ISU 40 including a microcomputer 41 installed on the scavenging... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090069965 - Vehicular drive system: A power distributing mechanism 16, which is provided with a differential-state switching device in the form of a switching clutch C0 and a switching brake B0, is switchable by the switching device between a differential state (continuously-variable shifting state) in which the mechanism is operable as an electrically controlled continuously... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090069966 - Vehicular drive system: A power distributing mechanism 16, which is provided with a differential-state switching device in the form of a switching clutch C0 and a switching brake B0, is switchable by the switching device between a differential state (continuously-variable shifting state) in which the mechanism is operable as an electrically controlled continuously... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090069967 - Method and apparatus for vehicle auto-guidance: Methods and apparatus are disclose for auto-steering of an auto-guided vehicle. A sensor coupled to a steering shaft detects when an operator requests control of the vehicle. The sensor then transmits information indicative of the request to one or more controllers of an auto-guidance system, which initiates a shutdown of... Agent: Weinick & Associates, LLC
20090069968 - Unmanned autonomous vehicle for displacing feed: An unmanned autonomous vehicle for displacing feed lying on a floor is provided with two wheels that are separately drivable, a distance determining device for determining the distance from the vehicle to a wall portion, an orientation determining device for determining the orientation of the centre line of the vehicle... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu
20090069970 - Component identification system and method thereof: Disclosed are a system and a method for identifying components in an assembly. The system comprises an assembly including one or more components and a power harvesting device, and a reader. The power harvesting device provides power to the one or more components and queries component identification information from the... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC C/o Intellevate, LLC
20090069971 - Driving force controller of vehicle: A driving force control apparatus includes a driver model which is a functional block adjusting characteristics relevant to human senses and a powertrain manger which is a functional block adjusting vehicle's hardware characteristics. The driver model includes a target base driving force calculation unit (static characteristics) calculating a target driving... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090069972 - Gps triggered narration and recording for drive events: Automatically presenting content to an occupant of a vehicle as the vehicle traverses a route (e.g., during a test drive or other drive event). Content items are associated with GPS coordinates the route. A GPS device on the vehicle identifies the vehicle location as the vehicle traverses the route, and... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20090069969 - Tire sensor system and method: A tire sensor system includes a first sensor and a second sensor spaced apart from the first sensor. The first and second sensors are mounted to a tire. A processor receives input signals from the first and second sensors, and is programmed to determine the length of a contact patch... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20090069973 - Warning method and device for deviation of a moving vehicle: A warning method for deviation of a moving vehicle and the device of the same uses a video camera to continuously capture road images behind the vehicle and generates a video signal. A graphics processor analyzes a static background of the road based on the video signal, analyzes whether the... Agent: Patenttm.us
20090069976 - Control appropriateness illumination for corrective response: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer code product for a data processing system provide feedback to an operator of a vehicle indicating the appropriateness of an attempted actuation of a vehicle control. A current operating state of the vehicle is first identified. Responsive to identifying the current operating state,... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090069974 - Display control device: It is an object of the present invention to provide a display control device that can assist a driver to check a blind spot more appropriately. In a control device 16 to be mounted on a vehicle to control left front and right front obstruction sensors 11a and 11b for... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090069975 - Fuel cell vehicle performance mode: A system and method for putting a fuel cell vehicle into a performance mode by preloading sub-systems in the fuel cell system so that high power is available from the fuel cell stack quicker than during normal fuel cell system operation. For example, if a driver activates a vehicle performance... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20090069977 - Apparatus and methods for automatically activating a motor vehicle turn signal lamp: Motor vehicles and methods are provided for automatically activating a motor vehicle turn signal. One motor vehicle includes a navigation system configured to determine a route to a destination, the route having a turn. The navigation system is also configured to monitor a present location of the motor vehicle and... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20090069978 - Vehicle behavior control apparatus: A control section includes a first turning direction estimating mechanism for estimating a first turning direction from a sign of the first yaw rate when an absolute value of the first yaw rate is a first threshold value or more, a second turning direction estimating mechanism for estimating a second... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090069980 - Electric power steering system: The electric power steering system detects a steering torque Ts applied to a steering member (not shown), determines a q-axis current i*q and a d-axis current i*d of a motor in dq coordinates, on the basis of the detected steering torque Ts, determines a q-axis voltage V*q and a d-axis... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090069981 - Method for determining in real time, the grip on a steering wheel of an electric power-assisted steering system for an automobile: The invention concerns a method which includes: filtering the torque signal using a low-pass filter of the first order at a variable cut-off frequency which takes on, respectively, a minimum value or a maximum value depending on whether the amplitude of the torque signal is, respectively, lower or higher than... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090069982 - Method for monitoring the vehicle handling of a two track vehicle: A method monitors the vehicle handling of a vehicle with respect to vehicle stability by comparing a measured variable, which reflects the yaw rate or the lateral acceleration, with a comparison value, which is derived from the steering angle, specified by the driver. The gradients of the regression lines, which... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090069979 - Steering assistance device for vehicle: A steering assist apparatus for a vehicle includes an electric motor for steering assist. Rotation output of the electric motor is reduced in speed by a ball-screw mechanism and converted to rectilinear motion, which is transmitted to a rack bar. An electronic control unit determines a target current value in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090069983 - Occupant restraint systems for use in military land vehicles and other vehicles: Occupant restraint systems for use in land vehicles and other vehicles are disclosed herein. A restraint system configured in accordance with an embodiment of the invention includes an elongate belt or web configured to extend across an occupant seated in a vehicle, such as a military land vehicle. A proximal... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090069984 - Automatic window repositioning to relieve vehicle passenger cabin wind pressure pulsation: Methods and apparatus are provided for the detection of conditions indicative of a wind pressure pulsation within the passenger cabin of a vehicle, and for the reduction of the intensity of the pressure pulsation via automatic window repositioning. The apparatus comprises vehicle sensors for detection of a pressure pulsation condition,... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20090069985 - Headrest apparatus for vehicle: A headrest apparatus for a vehicle includes a headrest rear portion supported at a seatback, a headrest front portion movable between a fully closed position and a fully open position, a driving device for moving the headrest front portion, a capacitance sensor detecting a change in capacitance in association with... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090069986 - Apparatus and method using imaging in building a cotton module: A cotton module building apparatus, utilizing imaging apparatus operable for capturing real-time images of the module building process, including accumulated cotton in the module building chamber, cotton inflow, and the in-process cotton module, and a method for building a cotton module using the images. The imaging apparatus includes a camera... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20090069987 - Automatic blade control system with integrated global navigation satellite system and inertial sensors: Disclosed are method and apparatus for controlling the blade elevation and blade slope angle of a dozer blade. Elevation and slope angle measurements are calculated from measurements received from a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) antenna and an inertial measurement unit mounted on the dozer blade. The inertial measurement unit... Agent: Weinick & Associates, LLC
20090069988 - Automatic calibration for a header flotation system: A system and method for calibrating a header flotation system of an agricultural vehicle that can be employed while the vehicle is in motion, including when traversing a field, which does not rely on, or require calibration of, height and/or pressure sensors.... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20090069989 - Method and control architecture for selection of optimal engine input torque for a powertrain system: A method and article of manufacture are provided for operating an internal combustion engine adapted to transmit torque to a hybrid transmission. The method comprises determining engine input torque transmittable to the hybrid transmission for each of a plurality of engine states. Costs are determined for operating the engine and... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090069990 - Procedure and computer program for feedback control of a drive: The invention relates to a method for regulating a drive (1) having a drive machine (2) and a hydrostatic gearing (3) with an adjustable hydraulic pump (4) and an adjustable hydraulic motor (5). The adjustable hydraulic pump and the adjustable hydraulic motor are connected to one another in a hydrostatic... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090069991 - Vehicle drive control device: A vehicle device control device includes an automatic drive control device for executing an automatic drive control by controlling at least a driving torque generating device, which applies a driving torque on a vehicle, so that a vehicle speed reaches a preset target vehicle speed, and a shift position determination... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090069992 - Method and device for adapting the control of the clutches of a double clutch transmission: A method of adapting control of clutches of a double clutch transmission, including: during a shifting process, controlling torque transmittable by an opening clutch and torque transmittable by a closing clutch according to nominal curves; during a shifting process, determining a difference between a nominal value and an actual value;... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20090069994 - Operation assist apparatus: An operation assist apparatus including: an assist controller that assists a driver of a vehicle in operating the vehicle before a stop point; and a watching action detector that detects a watching action of the driver for watching the stop point. The assist controller changes an assist manner in which... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090069993 - Running road determination device, vehicle running control apparatus and vehicle running control method: A vehicle running control apparatus, which performs automatic running control by controlling an engine for applying a driving torque to a vehicle C and a brake device for applying a braking torque to the vehicle C such that a vehicle speed of the vehicle C becomes equal to a preset... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090069996 - Vehicle control apparatus: A vehicle control apparatus controlling a driving force or a braking force to be applied to a vehicle and conducting a vehicle control based on wheel speeds includes a detecting means detecting the wheel speed of each wheel provided at the vehicle, a storing means storing a predetermined valid wheel... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090069995 - Vehicle drive control device: A vehicle drive control device includes a wheel speed detecting means for detecting a rotational speed of a plurality of wheels of a vehicle, a vehicle speed calculating means for calculating a vehicle speed on the basis of the rotational speed of the plurality of wheels detected by the wheel... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090069997 - Vehicle control device and vehicle control method: A vehicle control device for controlling the driving force and braking force that is applies to a vehicle to maintain a target wheel speed includes: a plurality of determination parts each of which determines the wheel speed of a corresponding one of a plurality of wheels of the vehicle; a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090069998 - Event-driven starter controller: An event-driven starter controller regulates the speed of a gas turbine engine based on detected events. The event-driven starter controller is used to supply motive force to the gas turbine engine, prior such that the gas turbine engine is able to ignite (i.e., achieve light-off). In particular, in response to... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090070000 - Control apparatus: When a variable valve lift control apparatus is in a steady condition, a fluctuation control is performed. In the fluctuation control, a target lift amount is increased by a fluctuation width during an up-time and then the target lift amount is decreased by the fluctuation width during a down-time which... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090070001 - Controller for hybrid vehicle: A fuel vapor treatment apparatus includes: a detection passage provided with a restrictor therein; a pump generating a gas-flow in the detection passage; and a differential pressure sensor detecting a pressure loss at the restrictor. A fuel vapor concentration is computed based on a pressure loss when air passes through... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090069999 - Onboard trip computer for emissions subject to reduction credits: Methods and a system are provided for monitoring and processing the emissions footprint of one or more vehicles. An embodiment of an onboard vehicle method involves the collection of vehicle data from onboard data sources and the computation of an emissions value from the vehicle data. The emissions value indicates... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20090070007 - Control apparatus for cylinder injection type internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for a cylinder injection type internal combustion engine wherein the variable lift mechanism lessens the lift of the intake valve so as to set the time of opening the intake valve in a retarded angle position, in cold starting of the engine. The time of closing the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090070011 - Control for an internal-combustion engine: A control for an engine having a variable valve actuation mechanism is provided. A map indicating a correlation among a rotational speed, a gauge pressure of an intake manifold, a lift amount of an intake valve, a phase of the intake valve and an intake air amount of the engine... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090070003 - Device for controlling the operating state of a catalytic converter of an exhaust line pertaining to an internal combustion engine, and engine comprising one such device: A device for controlling an operating state of a catalytic converter of an exhaust line pertaining to an internal combustion engine. The device determines the temperature upstream of the catalytic converter, adds fuel to the exhaust line of the engine at the moment at which the temperature of the exhaust... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090070002 - Diesel engine control device: In a diesel engine control device, a normal injection mode that implements normal combustion and a premixed injection mode that implements premixed combustion are set, the normal injection mode is implemented when the actual engine operating conditions are in the normal region, and the premixed injection mode is implemented when... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20090070004 - Fuel injection controller: A fuel injection controller used for a fuel injection device that pumps high-pressure fuel to an accumulator and distributes the high-pressure fuel accumulated in the accumulator to injectors mounted in respective cylinders of an internal combustion engine calculates an input quantity and an output quantity of the fuel to and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090070008 - Method and apparatus for operating a dual fuel internal combustion engine: In an internal combustion engine that can burn two fuels, the main fuel may become unavailable, either temporarily or until the main fuel is replenished. The present apparatus determines when to fuel an engine with main fuel and secondary fuel, or secondary fuel alone. The apparatus includes a main-fuel supply... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090070012 - Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine: In a first operating state, the fuel metering of one of the cylinders is controlled in first metering pulses with the same pulse characteristic during a respective one working cycle, and the metering of fuel into the other cylinders by at least one second metering pulse with a different pulse... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090070009 - Method for determining the trapping efficiency and/or a scavenging air mass of an internal combustion engine: A method for determining the trapping efficiency and/or a scavenging air mass of an internal combustion engine has the steps of: for operating points (BP), in which a scavenging of a cylinder of the internal combustion engine with air takes places, an efficiency curve (ηKL, ηKL,M1) of the internal combustion... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090070005 - Method for measuring initial hydrocarbon concentration in canister and controlling fuel injection thereby, and system thereof: A method of measuring an initial hydrocarbon concentration in a canister includes opening a purge control valve thereby introducing hydrocarbons from the canister to a cylinder; calculating an amount of air introduced into the cylinder; and calculating the initial hydrocarbon concentration based on the amount of air. A method of... Agent: Hyung Kee Kim
20090070010 - Throttle valve control apparatus of an internal combustion engine: The invention provides a throttle valve control apparatus of an internal combustion engine having at least a first cylinder group (B1) and a second cylinder group (B2). A first throttle valve (S1) is arranged in an intake passage (31) of the first cylinder group and a second throttle valve (S2)... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090070006 - Valvetrain control systems for internal combustion engines with different intake and exhaust leading modes: A valve control system for an internal combustion engine includes a valve actuation system. The valve actuation system actuates at least one of an intake valve and an exhaust valve between N open lift modes via lift control valves. The control module enables transitioning of at least one of the... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090070013 - Control system for internal combustion engine: To provide a control system for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of attaining both the securing of excellent drivability and the reduction of impact occurring when a movable part abuts against a restriction part at the same time. The control system 1 includes a variable valve lift mechanism... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090070014 - Control system for internal combustion engine: An object of the present invention is to provide a technique that enables to more preferably suppress an unpreferable exhaust emission in an internal combustion engine having a supercharger while the supercharging pressure is increased by the supercharger. According to the present invention, in an internal combustion engine having a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090070015 - Valvetrain control systems for internal combustion engines with multiple intake and exhaust timing based lift modes: A valve control system for an internal combustion engine includes a valve actuation system that actuates each of an intake valve and an exhaust valve between N open lift modes where N is an integer greater than one. A control module defines a switching window having a start time based... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090070016 - Valvetrain control systems for internal combustion engines with time and event based control: A valve control system includes a vehicle control module that generates a lift mode command signal to transition one of intake and exhaust valves between N open lift modes. A time module generates a response time signal that indicates a duration of the transition and a lift limit signal that... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090070017 - Method to determine a fuel composition: The invention deals with a method to determine the fuel composition of a fuel mixture from a first fuel and a second fuel for the operation of an internal combustion engine, wherein the first and the second fuel have different octane numbers and wherein the internal combustion engine has at... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090070019 - Method and control architecture for optimization of engine fuel-cutoff selection and engine input torque for a hybrid powertrain system: There is provided a method and article of manufacture for operating an internal combustion engine adapted to transmit torque to a hybrid transmission. The method comprises determining an engine input torque transmittable to the hybrid transmission for a plurality of engine states, the engine states comprising a fueled-engine operation and... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090070018 - Method and device for controlling a drive unit: A method and a device for controlling a drive unit are provided, which allow for a reproducible load reversal damping. For this purpose, a setpoint value for an output variable of the drive unit is limited so that an overrun fuel cutoff of the drive unit is prevented. A limiting... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090070020 - Diesel engine system and method of controlling diesel engine: In a process of automatically stopping a diesel engine upon fulfillment of automatic engine stop conditions, an ECU cuts off fuel injection when the engine speed equals a preset first engine speed N1. The ECU limits the amount of intake air at the first engine speed N1 and, then, increases... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20090070021 - Warm up strategy for ethanol direct injection plus gasoline port fuel injection: A system for an engine, comprising of a cylinder of the engine; a first injector configured to inject a first substance to said cylinder; a second injector configured to inject a second substance to said cylinder; and a controller configured to commence combustion in the engine by injecting fuel into... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090070022 - Calibration systems and methods for scheduled linear control algorithms in internal combustion engine control systems using genetic algorithms, penalty functions, weighting, and embedding: A method for calibrating an engine control system comprises identifying engine calibration sub-problems for an engine calibration; seeding an initial generation for one of the engine calibration sub-problems with known/good individuals; optimizing free parameters in the one of the engine calibration sub-problem over a parameter/coefficient scheduling space using a genetic... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090070023 - Control unit: Upon initiation of a initiation processing by a task management, reference is made to a initiation table for processing of initiation, and processing of measurement is performed by an input measurement processing in response to the preset timing. Then the input value is stored in a input value storage buffer.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090070025 - Dynamic prediction of traffic congestion by tracing feature-space trajectory of sparse floating-car data: A traffic situation is predicted based on the correlation in the traffic situation between road sections. A base vector generation unit generates the base vectors constituting a feature space representing the correlation between a plurality of links by making a principal component analysis for the necessary time in the past... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090070024 - Gps traffic load balancing system congestion prevention: A routing system includes: at least one vehicular unit including a global positioning system (GPS) receiver for receiving coordinate information, an interface for receiving destination information and a processing system adapted for two-way communications; and a load balancing system adapted for receiving the coordinate information and the destination information from... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Lotus
20090070026 - In-vehicle communication apparatuses, methods, and programs: In-vehicle communication apparatuses, methods, and programs store a database including a plurality of points set within the vicinity of an intersection and a plurality of frequencies associated with a each of the points. The apparatuses, methods, and programs receive a signal and detect a frequency of the received signal. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090070027 - Methods and systems for determining driver efficiency in a vehicle: A method for determining driver efficiency in a vehicle includes the steps of measuring a vehicle parameter, and calculating the driver efficiency based, at least in part, on the vehicle parameter. The vehicle parameter is influenced, at least in part, by an action taken by a driver.... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20090070028 - Computer-implemented method, system and computer program product for transmission of feedback information: To support user-friendly services for error reporting or for possible feedback information on faulty or outdated digital maps and/or additional services of navigation systems, a computer-implemented method, system and computer program product for transmission of feedback-information is provided, the method comprising receiving a first message comprising a registered error in... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090070029 - Information delivery apparatus, information receiving apparatus, information delivery method, information receiving method and information delivery system: There is provided an information delivery apparatus including an event information storage portion to store event information including a place, date and time of an event held in a predetermined place on predetermined date and time, a location information receiving portion to receive location information indicating a current location of... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090070030 - Mobile terminal,context management server, application registration server, and application execution method: A mobile terminal that executes an application using context information in a plurality of environments in which determined context information is different. A storage stores an environment ID indicating environment in which a user is located and corresponding context information indicating user's context in association with an application ID; a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090070031 - System and method for automated updating of map information: Traffic information readings corresponding to a vehicle are received, the readings including at least a location. The traffic information readings are compared to information already within a map database, and are used to derive additional map information augmenting or correcting that already within the database, the additional map information subsequently... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090070032 - Systems, methods and devices for trip management functions: A network based computerized system for managing a trip. The network based computerized system includes a network, which includes one or more of the Internet and a wide area network. The network based computerized system includes a server coupled to the network running a network based application for allowing a... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher
20090070033 - Systems, methods and devices for trip management functions: A Web based application system for managing a trip. The Web based application system for managing a trip includes a graphical user interface for allowing a client computer coupled to a network to access a server computer to retrieve and store data relating to the trip therewith, one or more... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher
20090070034 - Method for recording an annotation and making it available for later playback: A method that is used with a vehicle navigation system and enables a driver or other vehicle occupant to record personalized information, such as verbal annotations, so that they may be automatically played back at a later time. When the voice annotations are recorded, the vehicle navigation system assigns them... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20090070035 - Method for adaptively constructing and revising road maps: A method for constructing and revising road maps in a vehicle map database using vehicle location signals to provide traffic flow information for recognized vehicle patterns from past vehicle travel. The method includes identifying vehicle travel segments as a series of exemplar points from the location signals. Exemplar points in... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20090070036 - Voice guide device, voice guide method, voice guide program, and recording medium: A reception unit (103) receives selection of a guide execution item. Furthermore, the reception unit (103) receives setting of execution information specifying a condition for executing a voice guide for a guide execution item not selected by the reception unit (103). If the guide execution item has been selected, the... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090070037 - Automated narration and recording for drive events: Automatically presenting content to an occupant of a vehicle as the vehicle traverses a route (e.g., during a test drive or other drive event). Content items are associated with data tags placed throughout the route. A data tag reader on the vehicle reads each data tag as the vehicle traverses... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20090070038 - Navigation device with automatic gps precision enhancement: A navigation device is disclosed including a processor arranged to receive position information from a positioning device. The processor is also arranged to receive movement information from a movement detector and determine whether said device is standing still using said movement information. In at least one embodiment, if a standstill... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090070039 - Method for determining relevant objects: Disclosed is a method for determining relevant objects in the vicinity of a motor vehicle by an environmental detection sensor. A calculation of the probable trajectory of objects is thus not necessary. The only objects that are classified as relevant are those with a greater probability of a collision despite... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20090062971 - Method and system for gps based navigation and hazard avoidance in a mining environment: A system and method for GPS based navigation and hazard avoidance in a mining environment are described. The system includes a central application that has a dynamic roadmap definition module adapted to at least allow a user to arbitrarily define features in a geographical information systems database and import overhead... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090062972 - Systems and methods for presenting and obtaining flight control information: Systems and methods for presenting and obtaining flight control information are disclosed. In one embodiment, information corresponding to a vertical motion of the aircraft can be displayed between information corresponding to a lateral motion of the aircraft and information corresponding to an airspeed of the aircraft. The information displayed can... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP (boeing)
20090062973 - Stall, buffeting, low speed and high attitude protection system: A flight control system moves elevators according to a pilot command summed with an automatic command. The flight control system monitors a set of flight parameters to determine if the flight vehicle is operating inside a permitted envelope. The flight controls system incorporates automatic protections thru the automatic elevator command... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C. Attorneys At Law
20090062974 - Autonomous mobile robot system: An autonomous mobile robot system having plural mobile robots and integrative planning means to plan the moving zone of the plural mobile robots, wherein: the integrative planning means is installed on the plural mobile robots including a main mobile robot to travel autonomously and a subordinate mobile robot to travel... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090062975 - Display system: Abstract A mobile, real-time visual information method and system to provide motorists stuck in traffic congestion the opportunity to receive instantaneous and up-to-the-second news, traffic, weather and other relevant information that is localized to that specific location by combining various transmissions with a prominent and safe display system. A display... Agent: Greenberg & Lieberman, LLC
20090062978 - Automotive diagnostic and estimate system and method: The method provides users with estimates for vehicle repairs. The user, typically the vehicle owner, provides details sufficient to identify the vehicle, and location details to enable the system to locate suitable mechanics and replacement parts, and determine labor costs and times. The user may provide symptoms of the problem,... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20090062976 - Duel control solenoid circuit: A solenoid control system for a vehicle comprises a primary controller, a failover controller, and a failover control module. The primary controller generates a first solenoid drive signal based upon a control signal. The failover controller selectively generates a second solenoid drive signal based upon the control signal. The failover... Agent: Paul S. Schuster
20090062977 - Method for diagnosing a component of a vehicle: A method for diagnosing a component of a vehicle, which presents the steps of: identifying a series of classes, each of which is associated to a given mode of operation of the component; identifying at least one control signal of the component; providing a mathematical model of the component designed... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20090062979 - On-vehicle electronic device control system: An on-vehicle electronic device control system includes a base-device-layer on which base-inputting-devices and base-driven-devices are disposed and plural control layers on which plural control units are disposed. Each of the control units has a lower-to-higher-layer-data-input-portion for inputting data from a lower layer and a higher-to-lower-layer-data-output-portion for outputting control-command-data to a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090062981 - Vehicular behavior determination device and vehicular behavior determination method: According to a vehicular behavior determination device (100) of the present invention, an angular velocity vector ω(k) which represents an angular velocity around each of 3 axes of a vehicle (1) can be determined in high accuracy on the basis of a temporal variation mode of a posture vector psti(k)... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090062980 - Vehicular posture estimation device and vehicular posture estimation method: The present invention provides a vehicular posture estimation device for estimating a posture of a vehicle, including: a first processor, which determines a vehicular velocity, a roll axial component of a vehicular acceleration in a roll axis and a pitch axial component of the vehicular acceleration in a pitch axis... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090062982 - Apparatus and method for controlling in-vehicle equipment: In an in-vehicle equipment control apparatus that includes a vehicle status detection unit, a plurality of steering switches for performing an operation on controlled in-vehicle equipment, and a memory, when an operational instruction given via the plurality of steering switches is detected, a signal corresponding to the operational instruction is... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20090062983 - Suspension system with optimized damping response: An analytical methodology for the specification of progressive optimal compression damping of a suspension system to negotiate severe events, yet provides very acceptable ride quality and handling during routine events. In a broad aspect, the method provides a progressive optimal unconstrained damping response of the wheel assembly with respect to... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090062985 - Vehicle height adjustment device: A vehicle height adjustment device includes a vehicle height adjustment unit that changes the vehicle height at each wheel of the vehicle; a vehicle height sensor that detects the vehicle height at each wheel; a vehicle height control unit that executes the vehicle height control; a pressure sensor that detects... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090062987 - Automatic controlling system for maintaining safely the running range in the car and method thereof: Disclosed is an automatic control system and method for keeping a car at a safe distance in traffic from an obstacle or other car. The inventive automatic control system comprises: a sensing device 100 for sensing a car or an obstacle in front of the system-installed car in the traveling... Agent: Rene A. Vazquez Williams Mullen
20090062986 - Guide-by-wire vehicle steering: Guide-by-wire vehicle steering involving (a) preparing a vehicle lane in a roadway with a passive, lane-following, elongate, lateral-triangulation responder, (b) equipping a selected vehicle having signal-controllable steering mechanism with a lateral-triangulation transceiver operatively associated, and interactive, with the responder, and signal-control-linked to the selected vehicle's signal-controllable steering mechanism, (c) with... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.
20090062988 - Safety device for a motor vehicle having at least one closable opening to the interior: A safety device is provided for a motor vehicle having at least one closable opening to the interior, with a closing element that is driven by an electric adjusting drive. A control unit evaluates data which are relevant for driving safety for an imminent accident and actuates the electric adjusting... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090062989 - Seat device for vehicle: A headrest 5 includes a base portion 5a and a movable portion 5b, which is movable relative to the base portion 5a. The movable portion 5b is moved and driven by a drive unit 8a between a retracted position 5X proximate to the base portion 5a and an extended position... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090062991 - Control system of vehicle: A brake-related ECU (46) terminates control on the basis of a control stop signal sent from a body-related ECU (40) connected with the brake-related ECU by a CAN 1, an engine revolving speed supplied from an engine ECU (42) connected with the brake-related ECU by the CAN 1, and wheel... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090062990 - Systems and methods for encouraging the use of vehicle seat belts: Seat belt detection systems and methods for encouraging the use of vehicle seat belts are provided. One system includes a driver seat including a seat belt, a seat belt detector coupled to the seat belt, at least one interior component, and a controller in communication with the seat belt detector... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090062992 - Motor vehicle with a navigation system and an afl-headlight system: A motor vehicle is provided that has a navigation system and an AFL-headlight system. The alignment of at least one headlight of the motor vehicle can be influenced with the information of the navigation system. In order to improve the illumination of road sections lying ahead, a number of traffic... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20090062993 - Excavating system utilizing machine-to-machine communication: A method for enhancing productivity for an excavating operation is disclosed. The method includes establishing a machine-to-machine communication system for a fleet of machines, including at least two machines. The method also includes removing material during the excavating operation with at least a first machine of the fleet of machines.... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090062994 - Automatic gear shifting control device of vehicle: An automatic gear shifting control device of a vehicle can execute an automatic gear shifting control in response to a larger rotational speed. The automatic gear shifting control device includes a gear shifting control instruction part that executes an automatic gear shifting operation of an AMT in response to at... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090062995 - Continuously variable transmission control device, continuously variable transmission, and vehicle equipped with the same: A transmission 20 includes an input shaft 12, an output shaft 13, a primary sheave 23 that rotates together with the input shaft 12, a secondary sheave 24 that rotates together with the output shaft 13, and a belt 25 wound around both the primary sheave 23 and the secondary... Agent: Watchstone P+d, PLLC
20090062996 - Multi ratio transmission: A multi-ratio tractor transmission system including a series arrangement of a speed changing gearbox and a range changing gearbox. The system is selectively operable in a field working automatic mode and a road working automatic mode, wherein the transmission can only operate automatically within its speed change gearbox when the... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP
20090062997 - Control device of automatic transmission, and control method of automatic transmission: ECU executes in-neutral control in a case where a first clutch is brought into a half-engagement state on the basis of execution of neutral control. During the in-neutral control, ECU detects engine speed and input-shaft rotating speed, and detects differential rotation before an oil pressure change. Subsequently, in a case... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090062998 - Driving-force distribution control device: A driving-force distribution control device includes a distributing mechanism, a distribution controller, an anti-skid brake system, an acceleration detector, a synthesized acceleration calculator and a control coefficient controller. The distributing mechanism is operable to variably distribute a driving force from an engine to individual drive wheels of a vehicle. The... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090062999 - System and method for automatically and independently controlling wheel torque or speed usiing wheel hubs having engagement/disengagement mechanisms integrated therewith: A system and method for controlling torque and/or speed of wheels of a vehicle. The system and method receive one or more vehicle operating signals. Based on the received vehicle operating signals, the system and method determine whether one or more of a vehicle's wheels require torque or speed modification.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090063000 - Vehicle control system: When a vehicle is started on an uphill road, slip may easily occur between vehicle wheels and a sloping road surface. When vehicle condition is changed from its stopping condition to its traveling condition on the uphill road, vehicle acceleration is controlled in a feed-back operation in such a manner... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090063001 - Brake force control apparatus: When a brake force control arrangement senses starting of application of a swingback inducing force on a vehicle body through an application start timing sensing arrangement, the brake force control arrangement reduces a brake force. Then, when the brake force control arrangement senses ending of the application of the swingback... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063002 - Vehicle motion control device and control method: A vehicle motion control device and method computes a size of a using friction circle in each of wheels by multiplying a size of an each wheel friction circle indicating a maximum generating force in each of the wheel tires by a previously computed each wheel using percentage, computes the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090063003 - Method and system for detection of gas turbine combustion blowouts utilizing fuel normalized power response: A method and controller for identifying lean blowout conditions in a Dry Low NOx (DLN) combustor during a premix mode. An effective approach to quickly and reliably identify a blowout during operation in the premix mode is by the effect on fuel normalized power (FNP). FNP is a useful signal,... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20090063005 - Method for determining the composition of a fuel blend: The invention relates to a method for determining the composition of a fuel blend from a first and at least a second fuel to operate an internal combustion engine with at least one combustion chamber, wherein fuel blends of different composition combust at different optimal ignition angles ZWmax with an... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090063004 - Reverse engine rotation detection system: A method of determining reverse engine rotation includes calculating a ratio of on time to off time of a camshaft position signal during camshaft rotation, determining whether a predetermined camshaft state has been entered based on said ratio, comparing the most recently determined camshaft state with a predetermined camshaft state... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090063008 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, includes: a crankshaft; a crank angle detection unit; a generator; and a control unit to which alternating voltage signals are input, that ascertains ignition timings based on crank signals, performs ignition control so as to spark the internal combustion engine at the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090063006 - Driving authorisation system comprising an electronic immobiliser function: A driving authorization system comprises an electronic immobilizer function which is coupled to a rotary shaft sensor. The rotary shaft sensor senses the position and/or rotational speed of the rotary shaft by means of a pickup wheel arranged on a rotary shaft, and transmits that information to a vehicle control... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090063007 - Power controller for hybrid vehicle: An operation point of the engine where the fuel economy is optimal is obtained based on an iso-fuel-economy curve which is defined by engine speed and engine torque. Each of the operation points is connected to each other to form an efficiency characteristic line on which the demand operation point... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063009 - Vehicle and control method of vehicle: In a vehicle of the invention, the lower between a first permissive water temperature based on an outside air temperature Tout and an elapsed time since system activation and a second permissive water temperature based on a target air outlet temperature in an air conditioning system is set to an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090063017 - Apparatus for controlling quantity of fuel to be actually sprayed from injector in multiple injection mode: In an apparatus, an actual fuel spray characteristic obtaining unit obtains, based on an operation of a learning fuel injection instructing unit in a learning mode, an actual fuel spray characteristic of an injector relative to a variable of a target interval period within at least one section in a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063014 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, includes: a fuel injection unit; an ignition unit; a crank angle detection unit; a fuel pump; a booster unit; an ignition discharge unit; and a control unit that controls the fuel injection unit, the ignition unit, and the fuel pump, that ascertains... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090063013 - Fuel injection characteristic sensing device and fuel injection command correcting device: A fuel injection characteristic sensing device obtains an injection characteristic of a target injector (an injector of each cylinder of a multi-cylinder engine) at each time. The device has a program for sequentially sensing fuel pressure at a sensing point corresponding to a fuel pressure sensor, which is provided at... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063015 - Fuel injection control apparatus: A fuel injection control apparatus includes: an internal combustion, engine; a fuel injection unit provided in the internal combustion engine; an intake state detection unit that detects an intake state value indicating an intake state of the internal combustion engine, and that outputs an intake state signal; and a control... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090063010 - Fuel injection control device: A fuel injection control device (ECU) for controlling injection supply of fuel to a target engine has a program for sequentially sensing fuel pressure fluctuating with injection of a predetermined injector a program for detecting an injection centroid of a diagram as a profile of a transition of an injection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063012 - Fuel injection controller for internal combustion engine: A common rail type fuel injection system of an engine includes: a common rail for accumulating and holding high-pressure fuel; a fuel pump for pressure-feeding fuel to the common rail; and an injector for injecting the high-pressure fuel accumulated and held in the common rail. A pressure sensor is disposed... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063011 - Fuel injection device and method for examining the same: A fuel injection device includes a fuel injection valve for injecting fuel. A pressure sensor is configured to output detection signal correspondingly to pressure of the fuel. The fuel injection device further includes a storage unit for storing individual difference information, which indicates an output characteristic of the detection signal.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063016 - Injection control device of internal combustion engine: A fuel injection control device (ECU) for controlling injection supply of fuel to an engine is applied to an injector that has a valve body formed with a fuel injection hole, a needle accommodated in the valve body for opening and closing the injection hole, and a piezoelectric element for... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063019 - Apparatus for controlling quantity of fuel to be actually sprayed from injector in multiple injection mode: In an apparatus, a shift quantity calculating unit tentatively shifts a reference fuel spray characteristic to an obtained actual fuel spray characteristic in a phase direction and in a magnitude offset direction while monitoring a distance between the reference fuel spray characteristic and the obtained actual fuel spray characteristic therebetween.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063018 - Fuel injection system with injection characteristic learning function: A fuel injection system designed to learn the quantity of fuel sprayed actually from a fuel injector into an internal combustion engine. When the engine is placed in a given learning condition, the system works to spray different quantities of the fuel for different injection durations in sequence to the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063020 - Fuel injection system with injection characteristic learning function: A fuel injection system designed to determine a correction value for correcting the quantity of fuel sprayed from a fuel injector into an internal combustion engine. The fuel injection system instructs the fuel injector to inject the fuel into the engine a plurality of times cyclically to learn an injection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063021 - Control apparatus of cylinder injection type internal combustion engine: An object of the invention is to reduce an HC generated in a so-called fast idle period in which an engine and a catalyst are warmed up, stabilize a combustion and achieve an early activation of the catalyst, at a cold starting time of a cylinder injection type engine. In... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090063022 - Fuel injection system with learning control to compensate for actual-to-target injection quantity: A fuel injection system designed to execute a learning operation to spray fuel through fuel injectors at each of given pressures of the fuel to determine the quantity of fuel sprayed actually from each of the fuel injectors (i.e., an actual injection quantity) into an internal combustion engine. The system... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063023 - Exhaust gas control system for internal combustion engine: The ratio between the amount of exhaust gas recirculated by a high-pressure EGR device and the amount of exhaust gas recirculated by a low-pressure EGR device (mixture ratio) is controlled based on the operating state of an internal combustion engine and the correlation between the fuel consumption rate of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090063026 - Method and device for reducing vibrations during the shutdown or startup of engines, in particular internal combustion engines: A method and a device for reducing vibrations during the shutdown or startup of an engine, in particular an internal combustion engine, in which the vibration behavior of the engine is determined at least during shutdown and/or startup, a control signal is applied to at least one engine mounting whose... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090063025 - Method and devices equipped with a high-pass filter for appraisal of the knocking in every cylinder of an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to the field of methods and devices for evaluating the knocking inside every cylinder of an internal combustion engine by making advantageous use of the ionisation current generated during the combustion of the fuel in each cylinder of said engine. The invention develops over various phases, each... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090063024 - Misfire detection apparatus for internal combustion engine: In an internal combustion engine including a flywheel damper, an operation range in which misfire detection is affected by the flywheel damper is set in advance. Whether or not an operation state of the internal combustion engine is within an operation range affected by the flywheel damper is determined. When... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090063027 - Fuel or additive pump controller: Fuel or additive pump controller is integrated to a fuel system control unit (FSCU), and communicates with an engine control unit (ECU) and/or crash sensors through communication means. The controller comprises means for generating a pump control signal. Said means use data on crash occurrence from the ECU or from... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta
20090063028 - Engine flare management system and method: A method of controlling an internal combustion engine during a start up phase, include cranking the internal combustion engine to initiate the start up phase and controlling an alternator load so as to increase load on the engine during at least a part of the start up phase, thereby to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090063029 - Method for starting an internal combustion engine: A method is described for starting an internal combustion engine having an E-machine coupled to it in a motor vehicle, after the input of a certain torque command at a drive control of the internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine being accelerated for the start by the E-machine, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090063031 - Performance-based haulage management system: A method for managing haul routes in work environments comprises collecting performance data associated with a machine operating in a work environment. The method also includes determining a drive axle torque of the machine and estimating a total effective grade associated with the machine based on the drive axle torque.... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090063030 - System and method for traffic condition detection: A system and method for detecting traffic conditions. Communications are performed wirelessly with a traffic detector. A determination is made whether a vehicle is approaching a traffic condition within safe parameters. A driver is alerted of the traffic condition in response to determining the vehicle is not approaching the traffic... Agent: Ip Department Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090063033 - Method for operating a navigation system: s
20090063032 - Methods, systems, and apparatus for routing a vehicle to avoid an adverse condition: Methods, systems, and apparatus are provided for generating a route to a destination for a vehicle to travel to avoid an adverse condition. One method includes defining a boundary of the adverse condition and identifying a plurality of reference points between a present location of the vehicle and the destination.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090063034 - Navigation apparatus using image map and method thereof: A navigation apparatus using image map and a method thereof are disclosed. The navigation apparatus comprises a storage module, an input module, a satellite positioning module and a processing module. The storage module is for storing an image map. The input module is for setting a plurality of positioning locations,... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090063035 - Method and apparatus for path planning and distance calculation: Methods and apparatuses enable generation of a managed space layout model defining permissible pathways for travel through the managed space. Each permissible pathway can be defined as a line segment or an edge bounded by coordinate pairs. Items and locations within the managed space are associated with permissible pathways, which... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090063038 - Navigation system having location based service and temporal management: A method of operating navigation system having location based services and temporal management comprising selecting a temporal component including a time of interest in a client, a server, or a combination thereof; filtering navigation and location based information with the temporal component by the client, the server, or a combination... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20090063037 - Navigation system with web interface: A user can selectively download complete databases of selected favorite chains (or other selected destinations or collections of destinations) from a server and store them on a portable media device. The user can also create his own address book with locations that he selects. The user can also create trip... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090063036 - Virtual omnimover: A ride control system for controlling a plurality of vehicles on a path includes a path processor and a bi-directional voting circuit in circuit with the path processor. Each vehicle of the plurality of vehicles may include a vehicle processor supported by the at least one vehicle and shunt relays... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090063039 - Image navigation device: A navigation device obtains real-time coordinates of an image for positioning. Data of the image are then transferred by a terminal to be analyzed. A route is thus obtained for navigation between position of the image and position of the terminal. The navigation device is able to navigate without a... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20090063043 - Navigation apparatus: A navigation apparatus in a vehicle acquires use history information relative to electronic money payment from an electronic money payment apparatus such as an IC card or a cellular phone. The use history information includes detail information such as position information, a name, and a corresponding terminal ID with respect... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090063044 - Navigation apparatus and information service system: A navigation apparatus in a vehicle acquires from an outside (i) introduced party link information relative to introduced facilities, which are introduced by facilities, and (ii) introducing party link information relative to introducing facilities, which introduce facilities. If a first facility, which satisfies a search condition inputted by a user,... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090063041 - Navigation apparatus and navigation method: A navigation apparatus includes map data, a control unit that searches for a route over which a vehicle is to be directed, using the map data, and a display unit that displays an arrow indicating a right turn or a left turn of the vehicle when the vehicle approaches a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090063040 - Navigation device and method for operating a navigation device: A navigation device (1) including an input device for inputting operator commands and/or location data, particularly starting points and/or destinations, a road network database, a route calculating unit for calculating a planned route with consideration of the location data and the road network database, wherein the route leads from the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090063042 - Pre-fetching navigation maps: A method for providing map tiles associated to a route is described. Generally, a route comprising a number of route segments is received. Then, a respective route segment attribute for each of the route segments is determined. Next, associated map tiles for each of the route segments are determined, using... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090063045 - Gps based fuel efficiency optimizer: Routing options for fuel efficient use of a motor vehicle employing a GPS-based navigation system are computed based on travel information and external data. A navigation device receives route input from a driver or by recording a travelled route. External data such as traffic conditions, weather conditions, actual fuel consumption,... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090063046 - Method and apparatus for displaying optimal path of moving objects in a navigation device: A method and apparatus for displaying an optimal path of moving objects, capable of providing forward path information of while the vehicle is waiting for its traffic signal at an intersection or is in a standstill state, in a navigation device are provided. An optimal path is set and stored... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090063047 - Navigational information display system, navigational information display method, and computer-readable recording medium: A navigational information display system includes latitude-and-longitude information and image receiving unit which receives latitude and longitude information of active type electronic tags installed in real space, and receives an image of a real scene containing objects. This system further includes an image-and-object matching processing unit which separates an image... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090063048 - Navigation apparatus: In a navigation apparatus, a control device superimposes, on a displayed map in a display device, a plurality of marks for indicating a guidance route around a guidance point. The control device fixes a real distance of an interval between the marks without depending on the change in the scales... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090063049 - Bicycle computer having position-determining functionality: A bicycle computer having position-determining functionality is described. In an implementation, an apparatus includes a housing configured to attach to a bicycle. The apparatus has one or more modules to store training metrics of a user of the bicycle as a function of geographic position.... Agent: Garmin Ltd. C/o Garmin International, Inc.
20090063050 - Systems and methods for improving pull-in performance in gps signal processing: Systems and methods for avoiding non-linear behavior of conventional early-minus-late correlator-based code loop discriminators. The present invention provides a model of correlator behavior that takes into account whether both correlators are on the same side of the correlation peak or they straddle the peak. The result is a piecewise solution... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Ab-2b
20090063051 - Method and apparatus of updating vehicle position and orientation: A method of updating the position and orientation of a vehicle at startup of a navigation system using both a GPS receiver and a dead reckoning sensor includes the acts of storing the vehicle position and orientation when the navigation system is inoperative and setting the stored vehicle position and... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20090063052 - Transporting system, and method of controlling the transporting system: A transporting system is provided with: a track having a junction point; a plurality of transporting vehicles, each travelling on the track; and a transferring device which has (i) a left portion disposed on an edge on a left side of each of two track portions that are located at... Agent: Young & ThompsonPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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