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20090138137 - In-vehicle electronic control apparatus having monitoring control circuit: An in-vehicle electronic control apparatus having a monitoring control circuit is configured in such a way that a monitoring control circuit unit transmits question information from a logic circuit unit; a main control circuit transmits answer information generated by a microprocessor; the monitoring control circuit unit applies an addition and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090138136 - On-vehicle database distribution node and on-vehicle database system: A on-vehicle database system includes: a memory for recording an on-vehicle database connected to an on-vehicle LAN network and to an ECU for registering data inputted from respective ECU as attribute value data all at once; and data output means for registering data in the on-vehicle database when the data... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090138138 - Imaging and display system to aid helicopter landings in brownout conditions: An imaging and display system provides helicopter pilots with an unobstructed display of a landing area in a brownout or whiteout condition by capturing a high resolution image of the landing area prior to obscuration. Using inertial navigation information from the aircraft or an independent system, the system transforms the... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090138139 - Technical data navigation system and method: The present invention is directed to a technical data navigation system and method that provides a single point of access search, retrieve and aggregate vehicle post delivery technical data via a lightweight three-dimensional (3D) navigational interface. The system and method provide for a streamlined process of virtually locating and identifying... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20090138141 - Vehicle health monitoring system architecture for diagnostics and prognostics disclosure: A health monitoring system for a vehicle system includes an operational support system including a plurality of managers and a decision support module. Each manager corresponds to a different sub-system of the vehicle system, and comprises a plurality of reasoners and a fusion block. Each reasoner is configured to obtain... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090138140 - Vehicular linear sensor system: Vehicular sensor systems are provided. The vehicular sensor systems includes a support, first, second, and third sensors, and a support actuator. The first sensor is coupled to the support and configured to rotate about a first sensor axis. The first sensor has a first field of detection with a first... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090138142 - Motion-resolving hover display: An integrated flight instrument which provides unambiguous information regarding the motion of a hovering aircraft. The instrument accurately depicts motion in six degrees of freedom (roll, pitch, yaw, forward translation, lateral translation, and vertical translation), as well as aircraft power requirements and utilization.... Agent: John Wiley Horton, Attorney Pennington, Moore, Wikinson, Bell & Dumbar, P.A.
20090138143 - Virtual control panel for aeronautics attitude reference units: The general field of the invention relates to devices for controlling the two attitude reference units of the AHRS type for aircraft, each AHRS comprising at least a first set of magnetometer measurements and at least a second set of gyroscopic measurements, each AHRS having two modes of operation, the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090138144 - Vertical path control augmentation using lateral control surfaces: In one embodiment of a method for reducing vertical position errors of an aircraft, the displacement of the aircraft from a commanded vertical path may be determined. A determination may be made as to whether a magnitude of a vertical path error meets criteria. No more steps of the method... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC And The Boeing Company
20090138145 - Method of protecting an aircraft by signalling against the risks of collision with the terrain in procedures with reduced protection corridor with specific functions: The present invention relates to a method of protecting an aircraft in approach by signalling against the risks of collision with the terrain in steep-sided environments, in order to avoid unwanted warnings emanating from the clearance sensors of the onboard TAWS system while protecting the aircraft when it fails to... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090138146 - Automatic pilot device and method with instinctive target lock-on: The invention relates to automatic pilot devices on board aircraft, and more particularly aircraft of the maritime patrol or surveillance type. The invention is a device able to be engaged instinctively, calculating at least two flight path modes, the first one being a horizontal circular flight path around a location... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090138147 - Low-frequency flight control system oscillatory faults prevention via horizontal and vertical tail load monitors: The Tail Load Monitoring System detects faulty low frequency (e.g. those in the range from 0.1 to 1 Hz) oscillatory conditions caused by Flight Control System malfunctions while the aircraft is in air by means of a continuous assessment of the estimated tail load behavior and data processing. Both estimation... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090138148 - Corrosion protection system: A system for corrosion protection is disclosed. The system includes at least one component subject to corrosion and forming a cathode element. An anode element is disposed proximate the at least one component. A reference element is provided proximate the at least one component and configured to provide a voltage... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090138149 - Energy-regulating system for a vehicle: An energy-regulating system for a vehicle, suitable for use in a mass transportation system between a departure station and an arrival station along a predetermined route, has advantageously a high-power electrical storage device placed on board the vehicle, supplying power to the vehicle, at least during acceleration. The energy recovered... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090138150 - Automatic position-based guide toy vehicle apparatus: An apparatus uses a guide toy vehicle and has a smart floor environment. The smart floor environment is filled with location tags. Data can be found in a back-end database for location tags of an exhibit unit through a wireless network. The data comprise multimedia information to improve learning. Thus,... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20090138151 - Method and system for locating and navigating a target: Techniques and methodologies are disclosed for minimizing inaccuracies in distance measurements and location determinations for autonomous vehicles or targets ranging to subsets of beacons. Such techniques and methodologies can be used to better control (e.g., navigate) an autonomous vehicle in an area and/or along a pathway, or trajectory.... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC
20090138152 - Method for estimating the derivative of a motor vehicle wheel slippage and computing unit for performing said estimation: A method for estimating the derivative of a motor vehicle wheel slippage including: a) inputting data concerning speed of the wheels, engine torques applied on the wheels, braking pressures, engaged gearbox ratio; b) estimating acceleration of each wheel while performing a discrete derivation and a filtering of the speed of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090138153 - Advanced algorithm framework: A method for performing diagnostics on a system of a vehicle includes the steps of receiving a request form an external source, obtaining data relevant to the request, processing the request using the data, and generating a report based at least in part on the processing of the request. The... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090138154 - Intake air temperature diagnostic system: A method of evaluating intake air temperature (IAT) sensor rationality may include measuring a first intake air temperature associated with an engine using an IAT sensor when the engine is in a non-operating condition, determining a second intake air temperature associated with the engine using a hot wire air flow... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090138155 - Vehicle climate control apparatus and method: A vehicle climate control apparatus and method realizing a satisfactory drive feeling and in-compartment comfort, at the same time, by estimating the behavioral intention of the driver at an early time are disclosed. The vehicle climate control apparatus comprises an air-conditioning control unit for controlling the air-conditioning state in the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090138156 - Active chassis stabilization system: The invention relates to an active chassis stabilization system including a hydraulic pressure supply unit, a hydraulic stabilizer assembly which is associated with a front axle, a hydraulic stabilizer assembly which is associated with a rear axle, and a control unit. The active chassis stabilization system is a two-channel system.... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20090138157 - Suspension device and method for use with a vehicle: A suspension device has in- and out-configurations for use with a vehicle, including means for damping and/or spring action, the damping and/or spring action being controllable, wherein the controllability of the damping and/or spring action includes a locked or substantially locked state in the out-configuration. A method of using the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090138158 - Method for operating a superposed steering system for a motor vehicle: In a method for controlling a motor vehicle via driving dynamics, using an auxiliary steering system, including a power steering assistance unit, a superposed transmission, and a final control element to correct a driver-steering angle by applying an auxiliary steering angle, an overall steering angle is formed to modify the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090138160 - Passenger protection device: In a passenger protection device, an object detection unit detects a relative position of an object in a circumference of a vehicle to the vehicle. A side collision prediction unit predicts that the object is about to collide with a side face of the vehicle, based on the relative position... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090138159 - Safety system for a vehicle: A safety system for a vehicle having at least one safety device, which records and/or ascertains and evaluates one or a plurality of variable(s) regarding driving dynamics to activate at least one protection device. In response to user-dependent inputs, a parameterization device specifies settings and/or applications and/or parameters for the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090138161 - Control device of an adjustment apparatus of a motor vehicle: A control device of an adjustment apparatus of a motor vehicle for controlling a driven adjustment element of the motor vehicle in an adjustment movement along an adjustment path includes a memory unit with a non-volatile digital memory with more than 108 writing cycles and is configured to acquire a... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090138162 - Abnormal-period automatic shift control apparatus of automated manual transmission: In an abnormal-period automatic shift control apparatus of an automated manual transmission (AMT), a controller includes a first state detecting section configured to detect whether the AMT is in a first state where the AMT is thrown into a shift stage during an engine starting period, and a second state... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090138164 - Deceleration control apparatus and method for automotive vehicle: In deceleration control apparatus and method for an automotive vehicle, a deceleration control is performed in accordance with a turning travel situation of the vehicle; and an engine throttle opening angle is controlled gradually in a closure direction at a preset variation degree.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090138163 - Method for engaging a gear in a gear position in an automated shift transmission: A method for shifting a gear into a gear position in an automated shift transmission with several gears and an automated shift transmission adapted to perform said method are suggested. Via a shifting fork, a shifting sleeve can be shifted from a neutral position into respective gear positions and reaches... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.
20090138165 - Automobile operation apparatus and method designed for failure of drive gear of automatic transmission: Provided is an automobile operation apparatus and method designed for failure of a drive gear of an automatic transmission that enable an automobile to be driven by moving only a gearshift lever when a D gear for forward driving malfunctions. The automobile operation apparatus is designed for failure of a... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090138166 - Multiplexed hydraulic control for a two-coupling all-wheel drive system: The present invention is directed toward incorporating a single actuation unit to actuate two or more couplings. The clutch actuation arrangement has a first coupling (36) connected to a first valve (32), a second coupling (38) connected to a second valve (34), and an actuator (24) operably connected to the... Agent: Philip R. Warn Warn Partners, P.C.
20090138167 - Adaptive driver assistance systems with robust estimation of object properties: A computer-implemented system and method for estimating properties of objects represented in digital images, comprising the steps of (a) encoding input data from a sensor in a neural map comprising neurons having numerical activation values, wherein the activation values in the neural maps have continuous time dynamics defined by an... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090138169 - Antilock brake system control device and method: An object of the present invention is to provide an antilock brake system control device that can realize an accurate constant speed running control by cooperating an ABS control and a constant speed running. The control device includes: an ABS control hydraulic circuit that controls an ABS of each wheel;... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090138168 - Method for operating a cruise control system for a vehicle: A method for operating a cruise control system for a vehicle. The method can identify certain low speed environments, like parking lots, where usage of the cruise control system is usually inappropriate and can disable the system accordingly. According to one embodiment, a full speed range adaptive (FSRA) cruise control... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20090138170 - Method for operating a gas turbine and also gas turbine for carrying out the method: A method is provided for operating a gas turbine, which especially feeds power to a local isolated power supply network, and which comprises a compressor for compressing combustion air which is drawn in from the environment, a combustion chamber for combusting supplied fuel by the compressed combustion air, a turbine... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Alstom
20090138171 - Method for anti-alias dual processing loop data acquisition in an internal combustion engine: A method to operate an electronic controlled internal combustion engine with an electronic controller having memory and tables resident therein to obtain and use sensor data beyond the Nyquist threshold.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090138177 - Air-fuel ratio control method of engine and air-fuel ratio control apparatus for same: An engine revolution number is controlled by operating opening and closing of a throttle valve by an engine revolution number control means on the basis of a deviation between a detected engine revolution number and a target engine revolution number, and air-fuel ratio control means applies the engine revolution number... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090138172 - Air-fuel-ratio control apparatus for internal combustion engine: The air-fuel-ratio control apparatus for an internal combustion engine obtains a composite air-fuel ratio abyfs from a downstream-side correction value Vafsfb(k) based upon an output value Voxs from a downstream air-fuel-ratio sensor 67 and an output value Vabyfs from an upstream air-fuel-ratio sensor 66, and obtains an upstream-side feedback correction... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090138176 - Control device of internal combustion engine: A fuel cut failsafe function monitoring section of a microcomputer sets a fuel cut failsafe function diagnosis period in a period, in which an operation of an engine is stopped (e.g., a period before engine start), and sends a fuel cut failsafe execution command signal to a fuel cut failsafe... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090138173 - Evaporative emissions purge control: A fuel vapor control module for a vehicle comprises a refill diagnostic module, a refill volume calculation module, a canister loading module, and a purge adjustment module. The refill diagnostic module diagnoses a refueling event when an engine is started. The refueling volume calculation module determines a refueling volume based... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090138178 - Fuel injection control method of engine and fuel injection control device for same: In a fuel injection control method of an engine which an intake air flow rate is estimated by a predetermined calculating method, using data on detected intake pipe pressure and engine rotating speed, a fuel injection time is determined by a predetermined calculating method, using the intake air flow rate,... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090138179 - Fuel injection system: A fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine comprises a plurality of pumps arranged to supply respective flows of pressurized fuel to a common accumulator volume that supplies the pressurized fuel in turn to a plurality of fuel injectors. An engine control unit controls the flow rate of pressurized... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090138175 - Method for controlling a fuel supply system of an internal combustion engine: In a method for controlling a fuel supply system of an internal combustion engine with at least one combustion chamber, into which fuel can be injected via a fuel injector, the fuel injector being activated for the implementation of a normal start-up with specified injection parameters when the fuel supply... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090138174 - Two-cycle engine: A 2-cycle engine 1 is provided with an ignition device 8; an exhaust control valve 24; and a controller 40 for controlling the ignition device 8 and the exhaust control valve 24. The controller 40 controls spark ignition combustion by activating the ignition device 8 in a high load range,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090138180 - Method for the direct re-entry in the cai operating mode of an internal combustion engine following a pull fuel cut off phase as well as a pertinent control unit: For the direct re-entry in the CAI operating mode following a pull fuel cut off phase the CAI specific valve lift is maintained during its pull fuel cut off phase. Upon a request signal for the CAI re-entry after the closing time of the particular cylinder, an advance fuel injection... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090138181 - Fuel injection control apparatus and control method of internal combustion engine: A fuel injection correction coefficient for a first fuel injection valve and a second fuel injection valve with respect to a second fuel injection proportion in a second combustion is learned (step 107) in each of learning regions based on the fuel supply amount supplied into a cylinder, by carrying... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090138182 - Method for adjusting the air/fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a method for adjusting a fuel/air ratio by means of an on-off controller as well as a diagnostic method in which a desired fuel/air mixture is regulated in accordance with a test signal of a lambda probe that is embodied as a jump probe. The switching... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090138183 - Adaptive positioning method for an actuator: In an adaptive positioning method for an actuator, in particular, for a throttle butterfly on an internal combustion engine, during the adaptive positioning method, after a request for a set position and selection of a pilot value a corresponding pilot position for the actuator is adopted. The pilot position is... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090138184 - Apparatus for controlling operation of engine mounted on vehicle provided with idle stop function: An apparatus is for controlling rotation of an engine mounted on a vehicle. In the apparatus, a count of a crank counter is updated based on a signal changing in accordance with rotation of a crankshaft. The count indicates a rotational position of the crankshaft. The rotation of the engine... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090138185 - System and method for detecting misassembly of an exhaust aftertreatment system of a machine: A method of detecting an assembly condition, such as, for example, a misassembly, of an exhaust aftertreatment system of a machine includes a step of executing an aftertreatment assembly diagnostic algorithm. The executing step includes detecting an electronic identification feature of an aftertreatment component of the exhaust aftertreatment system, and... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper Intellectual Property Department
20090138187 - Method and device for the automatic generation of traffic management strategies: There is described a method and a device for automatically generating traffic management strategies in the event of suddenly occurring traffic events that lead to a disruption in the flow of traffic. During the method, a database is used in which information concerning elements of the influencing of traffic and... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090138188 - Method, device and system for modeling a road network graph: There is provided a method, device and system for modeling a road network graph, comprising the steps of receiving information data from a plurality of vehicles, said information data comprising at least positional data, and modeling said road network graph in accordance with said received data.... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090138186 - System and method for evidential reasoning for transportation scenarios: The system contains a programmable device. At least one camera is in communication with the programmable device. The camera is directed towards at least one road. The camera provides a camera signal to the programmable device. A map of an area, which includes the road, is stored in a memory... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20090138189 - Terminal for collecting traffic information and method of generating traffic information: The present invention provides a terminal for collecting traffic information generates a data set, including information about a measurement start point and a travel locus, periodically measured for a predetermined period from the start point, using DR information based on DR and GPS information, and transmits the data set to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090138190 - System and method of providing traffic data to a mobile device: A traffic data server wirelessly provides relevant traffic details to mobile subscribers at minimal data transmission, while supplying enough data for re-routing and detouring. Two-way wireless data connectivity allowing the server to know what data the mobile device has received in the past, allows the server to send, to a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)
20090138191 - Technique for detecting shifted cargo: A technique for determining shifted cargo on a vehicle is described. A method realisation of this technique comprises the steps of acquiring data from a positional sensor and determining a change in a balance of loads upon wheels of the vehicle. Shifted cargo is determined if the change in load... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090138192 - Navigation system: [Solving Means] In the navigation system, using a generating line which is of a route predicted by counting a vector defined by the speed and the direction of the aircraft in the pieces of element data such as a rotating axis, the performance, the air stream, and the trouble, a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090138194 - Personal gps navigation device: o
20090138193 - Vehicle navigation apparatus and vehicle navigation program: A vehicle navigation apparatus includes: a vehicle position information obtaining unit detecting a vehicle position; a special section detecting unit detecting a special section from a guidance route ahead of the vehicle position; a leading lane shift detecting unit detecting a shift of the vehicle from a main line to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090138195 - System and method utilizing non-gps satellite content in real-time navigation: A navigation device is provided that includes a GPS input that receives GPS information from a GPS satellite. The system also includes a non-GPS input that receives real-time content from a non-GPS source. The real-time content includes updates to travel conditions. The system also includes a navigation module that analyses... Agent: Garmin Ltd. C/o Garmin International, Inc.
20090138198 - Apparatus and method for sharing the landmark information of the location service using a java record management system in a wireless communication terminal: A method and an apparatus for sharing landmark information of a location service in a wireless communication terminal are provided. The method includes obtaining location information in a JAVA application and storing the landmark information based the location information using a backup database format in a file system region.... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090138197 - System and method of vehicular wireless communication using a group manager: A system and method of vehicular wireless communication over a Dedicated Short Range Communication service band is provided. The system includes a vehicle having a navigation means, a processor, and a communication means for transmitting a message via a wireless communications link. The system includes a control channel for communicating... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.
20090138196 - System and method of vehicular wireless communication using an integrated coordinating access point: A system and method of vehicular wireless communication over a Dedicated Short Range Communication service band is provided. The system includes a vehicle having a navigation means, a processor, and a communication means for transmitting a message via a wireless communications link. The system includes a control channel for communicating... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.
20090138199 - Location determination system for vehicles: A vehicle location determination system and method provide an estimate of real time location of the vehicle along a route in response solely to vehicle GPS information and vehicle speed information such that the estimated real time distance is robust to errors and disturbances associated with both the vehicle GPS... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090138200 - Portable navigation system: An apparatus and method for providing personal navigation and location information is disclosed. For one embodiment, a personal navigation system includes a navigation module to receive and determine personal navigation and location information and a display communicatively coupled to the sensor for displaying the personal navigation and location information to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090138201 - Method for operating a vehicle having a collision avoidance system and device for carrying out such a method: A method for operating a vehicle having a collision avoidance system including a sensor for sensing potential other parties to a collision and having an evaluator, connected to a control unit, for evaluating a risk of a collision. It is proposed that when the other party to a collision comes... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090132099 - Vehicle with on-board overweight and obesity preventing system and method: A motor vehicle and a method of operating same, including an on-board vehicle microcomputer having a memory, and a display connected to the microcomputer. An on-board weighing apparatus located in the vehicle is adapted to weigh a person in the vehicle and provide an input to the on-board vehicle microcomputer... Agent: Robert H. Bachman
20090132100 - Flight control system: An aircraft (1) and a terrestrial station (40) for communicating with each other are provided. An airframe and a payload device of an aircraft is controlled from the terrestrial station. The aircraft (1) transmits data concerning a situation of the airframe, a situation of a flight, and a situation of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090132101 - Supervisory control and data acquisition system for energy extracting vessel navigation: A Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system guides navigation of a vessel enabled to extract energy from wind and/or water currents primarily in offshore marine environments. An exemplary SCADA system could embody server and client software applications running on microprocessor systems at a remote control central service logging and... Agent: Andrew R. Gizara
20090132102 - Actuator control reducing the level of vibration of an associated flexible structure: The aim of the method of controlling at least one mechanical system exhibiting at least one flexible structure element and at least one actuator or group of actuators is to reduce the level of vibrations of said element while controlling the actuator or group of actuators in such a way... Agent: Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.
20090132103 - System for securing an aircraft flight plan: The system for securing an aircraft flight plan has a flight management system delivering: a flight plan and points comprising passage setpoints in terms of speed, altitude and time; an avionics computer; at least one resource for storing environmental data constituting a hazard for the aircraft; a performance model of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090132104 - Longitudinal and vertical gust feed forward compensation using lateral control surfaces: In one embodiment of a method to reduce vertical position errors of an aircraft, a disturbance input acting on the aircraft may be determined. The magnitude of the disturbance may be converted into a delta lift command if the magnitude of the disturbance is outside a criteria. The delta lift... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC And The Boeing Company
20090132105 - Proximity spacecraft maneuvering: Provided is a method and system for maneuvering a first spacecraft relative to a nearby second spacecraft that occupies a finite volume of space including obstacles in the vicinity of the second from a measured present relative position to a desired ending relative position. A trajectory is computed for the... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP
20090132106 - Flight management system for generating variable thrust cutback during aircraft departure: A flight management system is provided for generating a variable thrust cutback during aircraft departure. The flight management system includes memory storing a sound exposure level limit for a navigation flight and storing expected sound exposure levels for an aircraft, and one or more inputs for receiving sensed aircraft variables... Agent: General Electric Company
20090132107 - Method of generating variable thrust cutback during aircraft departure: A method of producing a variable thrust cutback of an aircraft during aircraft departure is provided. The method includes the steps of storing expected sound exposure levels for an aircraft in memory, and storing a sound exposure level limit for a navigation flight in memory. The method also includes the... Agent: General Electric Company
20090132108 - Method for limiting setpoint torques during engine control: A method for controlling a motor vehicle drive, in particular a hybrid drive, is provided, the motor vehicle drive having at least two individual motors. In a first method step, at least one total setpoint torque is calculated. In a second step, the at least one total setpoint torque is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090132109 - Method and control device recognising, specific to a driver, inattentiveness of a driver of a vehicle: A method and a device are provided for detecting when the driver of a motor vehicle becomes inattentive. A steering inactivity phase and a subsequent steering action are detected in this context. A steering inactivity phase is detected if the absolute value of the steering wheel angle, of its change... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090132110 - Checking of repairs for electronic vehicle systems: The solution is arrived at with a computer-based diagnostic tester which can exchange information with the control devices installed in the motor vehicle using a diagnostic program via a diagnostic interface and via data lines. The motor vehicle-mounted control devices have program routines for self-diagnostics of the control devices and... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
20090132111 - Real-time aircraft maintenance terminal: There is described a method for maintenance of an aircraft component, the method comprising: connecting electrically to the aircraft component via a maintenance terminal; retrieving maintenance data relating to the aircraft component using the maintenance terminal; performing maintenance operations on the aircraft component by entering data via a user interface... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)
20090132112 - Plausibilization of sensor signals in the event of a collision: A method for plausibilizing sensor signals of a vehicle system, the sensor signals being monitored with regard to compliance with one plausibility criterion or a plurality of plausibility criteria with the aid of a plausibilization algorithm. The function of the vehicle system is able to be maintained even in critical... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090132113 - System and method for managing mobile asset: A system includes a location determination unit for determining a geographic location of a mobile asset having an engine that produces one or more emissions during use; a memory for storing a plurality of predetermined characteristic profiles, the characteristic profiles including information regarding geographic location and at least one of... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090132118 - Common control apparatus and vehicle control system: A common control unit in an intra box performs common control that is independent from behavior control for controlled objects extracted from function domain controllers. A control condition management unit manages control conditions that are commonly used by the function domain controllers for performing the behavior control. An inspection unit... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090132114 - Control device and adjusting mechanism of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a control device for an adjustment mechanism of a motor vehicle, wherein the control device includes an arithmetic unit that is configured to control a function unit of the motor vehicle, a volatile memory for storing control data, a non-volatile memory, and a circuit. The volatile... Agent: King & Spalding
20090132116 - Drive system for electrically driven dump truck: includes a prime mover, an electric generator, electric motors for traveling, each of which is driven by the electric power supplied from the electric generator 5 and inverters for controlling the electric motors, respectively. A total control unit calculates a correction coefficient Kp in response to the hydraulic fluid temperature... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090132119 - Electrical system of a vehicle, provided for the towing away of the same: A suitable electrical system for a motor vehicle is provided, which system requires a voltage supply during a possible towing-away operation. A voltage-supply control device recognizes the provision of an external voltage supply, in particular by way of a towing vehicle for the motor vehicle, and controls the voltage supply... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090132117 - Vehicular memory management apparatus: When a non-volatile memory such as an EEPROM has a trouble code storage area and a status information area, status information is stored in the status information area after completion of storage of a trouble code in the trouble code storage area. Even when storage of the trouble code in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090132115 - Wiper control method and wiper control system: When a wiper is started, a wiper arm is moved at first in the backward path direction (S1). If a motor is locked (S2) before an original point position signal is outputted, a reciprocating operation for moving the wiper arm temporarily in the forward path direction and then moving the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090132122 - Shock absorber for controlling damping force characteristics: Disclosed herein is a shock absorber capable of controlling damping force characteristics. The shock absorber includes a cylinder filled with an operating fluid, a piston valve disposed inside the cylinder to divide an interior of the cylinder into a first chamber and a second chamber, a piston rod having one... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090132121 - Sprung mass velocity estimating apparatus: A sprung mass velocity estimating apparatus used in a four-wheeled vehicle to estimate a sprung mass velocity for each wheel of the vehicle, comprises a state quantity detecting unit for detecting a state quantity of the vehicle, a base value calculating unit for calculating a sprung mass velocity base value... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090132120 - System and method of detecting a rough road condition: A system and method of detecting a rough road condition is provided. The system includes a shaft, a wheel connected to the shaft, wherein as the shaft rotates, the wheel rotates. The system further includes a sensor in communication with the wheel, wherein the sensor monitors the rotation of the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090132123 - Apparatus and method of controlling vehicle wheel spin: The present invention provides a vehicle wheel spin control apparatus that, when it is determined that a wheel spin occurs, reduces engine torque to prevent the wheel spin, including: detecting driving control information and information on the state of a vehicle and determining whether basic conditions required to perform engine... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090132124 - Intelligent powered mobility for infants and special needs children: A powered mobility device for advancing cognitive, perceptual and motor abilities of a child lacking natural mobility is disclosed. The device includes a seat sized for the child to be secured therein and a motorized drive assembly coupled to the seat. A local operating instrument is operably coupled to the... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090132125 - Lane deviation prevention device and method: Disclosed herein are embodiments of controllers and methods of control to enable prevention of departure of vehicle even when the degree of the tendency of the vehicle to depart from the travel lane is low. One such controller comprises a lane departure tendency determining device configured to determine a departure... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.
20090132126 - Electric power steering device: When an electrification failure occurs in any of the phase of a motor, a control device of an electric power steering device executes current control for generating, in each of two electrification phases other than a phase with the electrification failure, a phase current that changes in the form of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090132127 - Control module for seat belt retractor and seat belt retractor: A control module for seat belt retractor capable of controlling a winding torque of a seat belt within a predetermined range, and such a seat belt retractor are provided. The seat belt retractor includes a spool 300 around which a seat belt for vehicle is wound, a motor 200 that... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090132128 - Occupant monitoring and restraint status system: An occupant monitoring and restraint status system is provided. The system includes an occupant boarding and de-boarding system. The occupant boarding and de-boarding system detects boarding and de-boarding of occupants. The system also includes a bench type seat that has a plurality of seat locations. Each of these seat locations... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090132129 - Side impact sensor systems: Vehicle including an occupant protection apparatus for protecting an occupant in the event of an impact into a side of the vehicle and an electronic side impact crash sensor for detecting the side impact and which includes a sensor housing positioned to cause lateral movement of the sensor housing responsive... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20090132130 - Vehicle display apparatus: A vehicle display apparatus includes an image display device (30) disposed in a region where an operator is unable to operate the display apparatus (30), and a transparent display input device (100) installed in a region from a surface portion of the instrument panel (40) to an upper portion of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090132132 - Method and system for preventing herbicide application to non-tolerant crops: A method controlling an agricultural sprayer includes identifying an herbicide to be sprayed using the agricultural sprayer, determining a geoposition associated with the agricultural sprayer within a field, determining if crop planted at the geoposition is tolerant to the herbicide using as-planted data, and if the crop is not tolerant... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C Attn: Pioneer Hi-bred
20090132131 - Working machine: A working machine control device is provided which can surely determine whether working equipment attached to a working machine is in an operation state. The working machine control device is configured to control a vibration generating device that is supplied with pressure oil from a hydraulic pump to generate vibration... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090132133 - Clutch control system for transmission: A clutch control system for a transmission for detecting if hydraulic control during shifting is not executed. A first clutch and a second clutch are switched from a disengagement state to an engagement state by receiving a predetermined pressure generated by a hydraulic pump. A transmission executes shifting to an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090132134 - Dynamically adjustable inch/brake overlap for vehicle transmission control: A motorized vehicle includes a transmission system and an inch/brake device providing at least two ranges of motion. An engagement force of the transmission system is provided in a first range of motion of the inch/brake device, and a braking force of the motorized vehicle is provided in a second... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090132135 - Controller for variable transmission: An electronic controller for a variable ratio transmission and an electronically controllable variable ratio transmission including a variator or other CVT are described herein. The electronic controller can be configured to receive input signals indicative of parameters associated with an engine coupled to the transmission. The electronic controller can also... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090132136 - Method and device for controlling a fluid-actuated control system: A method and device for controlling a fluid-actuated control system, to optimize post-switching times for actuation of control elements in such systems. The system includes at least one pressure medium source, at least one hydraulically controlled control element and a device for controlling the fluid-actuated control system. The optimum post-switching... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20090132137 - Controller of vehicle: A driving/braking force manipulation control input of a k-th wheel, which denotes one or more specific wheels among a plurality of wheels of a vehicle, is determined such that a required condition concerning a relationship among a road surface reaction force that may act from a road surface on the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090132139 - Vehicle controller, control method, and computer program: A deceleration start point where a driver performs a deceleration operation of a vehicle before entering a curve when the vehicle is to travel on a curve is identified from a vehicle operation history in the past, and an acceleration start point where the driver performs an acceleration operation of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090132138 - Vehicle drive control device: A vehicle drive control device includes a target driving torque value control means, a target braking torque value control means, and an automatic drive control means for controlling the target driving torque value control means and the target braking torque value control means through a control signal, for executing an... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090132140 - Antiskid control unit and data collection system for vehicle braking system: A wheel speed transducer including a magnetic device associated with a wheel and a sensor device associated with the axle of the wheel provides data indicative of the velocity of the wheel. A processor located at the axle receives the wheel speed data and processes it to perform antiskid control... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20090132141 - Traction control system and method for a vehicle: A system for a vehicle, comprising of a traction control system for adjusting powertrain output to reduce wheel slip; an input device located in said vehicle configured to identify an environmental condition; and a powertrain controller to control powertrain output based on actuation of a pedal of the vehicle by... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090132142 - Adaptive cruise control for heavy-duty vehicles: An adaptive cruise control system and a method for controlling the speed of a vehicle are disclosed. The system generally includes a controller which determines a torque instruction associated with a limit speed of the vehicle which is less than a selected speed. The method generally includes determining a distance... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090132143 - Parking support control apparatus and parking support control system: An initial value θ0 of a vehicle deflection angle θ and an initial value L0 of a distance L are set, a normalized coefficient R is determined from the ratio of the vehicle deflection angle θ or the distance L to the initial value θ0 or the initial value L0... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090132144 - Apparatus and method for calculating work load of engine: Work done by an engine can be accurately calculated regardless of the part in an observation section where the cylinder internal pressure signal is detected. The apparatus for calculating the work done by an engine establishes in advance correlation of phase between the cylinder internal pressure of the engine and... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090132146 - Diagnostic system for valve actuation mechanism: A diagnostic system for an engine includes a pressure monitoring module that determines a plurality of first average pressure values and a plurality of second average pressure values of a fluid supply provided to a camshaft phaser. A diagnostic module identifies one of a plurality of cylinders associated with a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090132147 - Evaporative emission canister purge actuation monitoring system having an integrated fresh air filter: An evaporative emission canister purge actuation monitoring system includes an integrated valve body having a main flow passage, and an air filter assembly disposed adjacent the valve body and providing fluid communication between the main flow passage and the ambient air. A first one-way umbrella valve mounted to the valve... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.
20090132148 - Method and device for determining the ambient pressure by means of a charge pressure sensor in a turbocharged engine: In turbocharged engines, there is the problem that, in particular under load, the ambient pressure (AMP) cannot be determined directly from the measurement values of a charge-pressure sensor (8). In order to avoid the installation of a further pressure sensor which is suitable for the detection of the ambient pressure... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090132145 - Method for the estimation of combustion parameters: Method for combustion engine control comprising an engine, at least one sensor and at least one engine control unit (200) arranged to control the engine (100) by the use of real time sensor data S(k) characterized in that a prior (P1(k, j; z), P2(k ; X, Y) is used to... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20090132149 - Ejector system for a vehicle and ejector system controller: A vehicle ejector system (100A) has an in-flow port (31a) and an out-flow port (31b) connected in the intake passage of an intake system (10) of an internal combustion engine (50), which provides communication between the atmosphere and each cylinder of the internal combustion engine, so as to include a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090132150 - Engine stop control device: An engine stop control device, which is capable of performing a stop operation of an engine without imparting an unpleasant sensation to the driver, is provided. An engine stop control device (8) is provided with a fuel injection device (2) for supplying fuel, an intake air amount adjustment device (3)... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20090132151 - Fuel injection control method of engine and fuel injection control device for same: In a method of permitting an electronic control device 10A that is a fuel injection control device constituting a part of a fuel injection system of an engine 1 to generate a fuel injection signal depending on an engine operation state while determining fuel injection timing by an engine rotation... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090132152 - Fuel injection controller and fuel injection system using the same: A fuel injector performs a main injection and a pilot injection prior to the main injection. A fuel injection controller detects an ignition timing of a fuel injected at the main injection, detects a driving condition of the internal combustion engine, and varies a pilot injection quantity of the pilot... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090132153 - Controlling exhaust gas recirculation in a turbocharged compression-ignition engine system: A method of controlling exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in a turbocharged compression-ignition engine system including an engine, an induction subsystem in upstream communication with the engine, an exhaust subsystem in downstream communication with the engine, a high pressure EGR path between the exhaust and induction subsystems upstream of a turbocharger... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.
20090132154 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: An electronic control unit 9 performs a delay control for extending the period from when an engine stop request is made to when the engine is actually stopped. During non-execution of the delay control, the electronic control unit 9 adjusts the opening degree of a throttle valve 38 according to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090132155 - Starting system and method of internal combustion engine: In a starting system of an internal combustion engine, an injector for injecting fuel directly into a combustion chamber and an ignition plug for igniting an air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber are provided, and a throttle device is provided in an intake pipe. During stopping of the engine, the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090132156 - Apparatus for monitoring traffic: A personal traffic congestion avoidance system for drivers of motor vehicles traveling on roadways in motor vehicles with GPS-based navigational systems. The system includes a GPS-based navigational system that includes a GPS receiver connected to a visual display, a map database and a wireless communication device for communicating with a... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090132157 - Systems and methods for constructing variable offset paths: A method is provided for constructing an offset, and includes constructing the capture path, which includes selecting a capture path start point on a first leg of the flight path and selecting a first capture path angle; determining whether a first capture path segment extending from the capture path start... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090132160 - Map information processing apparatus, navigation system, and program: Conventional map information processing apparatuses have the problem of not being able to automatically provide appropriate information according to map browse operations. The present invention provides a map information processing apparatus, comprising: a map information storage portion in which map information, which is information of a map, can be stored;... Agent: Day Pitney LLP
20090132159 - Navigation apparatus: A navigation apparatus is provided for performing navigation functions with self-generated power from light from the sun. The navigation apparatus includes a main body and a solar panel. The main body is mainly for performing the navigation functions. The solar panel is pivotally connected to the main body. The solar... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090132161 - Navigation device and its method: In a navigation device for providing a guide from an origin to a destination, a display section (5) displays a guide image indicating the guide to the destination. A state acquisition section (10) acquires a state outside a vehicle. A photographed guide generation section (9) generates a photographed guide image,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090132158 - Navigation system for disabled persons, in particular visually impaired persons: A navigation system for disabled persons, in particular visually impaired persons. The navigation system comprises a plurality of transponders (10, 10′, 10″, 100) with RFID tags (14), said transponders (10, 10′, 10″; 100) being installed at known locations and each of said RFID tags (14) having a unique identifier. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090132162 - Navigation device, navigation method, and vehicle: A route search section (102) searches for a route leading to a set destination. An imaging regulation setting section (107) determines an imaging regulation of an imaging section (109) at a junction which exists on the searched route. A distance calculation section (104) calculates a distance between a position of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090132163 - Configuring and using multi-dimensional zones: A method to define a three-dimensional geographical zone that is utilized with a movable entity having at least one attached transponder is disclosed. The method comprises allowing a user to enter at least one waypoint, and loading at least one waypoint on at least one transponder. In one or more... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20090132164 - System and method for intelligent turning of kalman filters for ins/gps navigation applications: Disclosed is a reinforcement learning technique for online tuning of integration filters of navigation systems needing a priori tuning parameters, such as Kalman Filters and the like. The method includes receiving GNSS measurements from the GNSS unit of the navigation system; and IMU measurements from IMU of the navigation system.... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20090132165 - Method and arrangement for determining position of vehicles relative each other: A relative positioning system, an arrangement, and a method. A method for determining a position of a second vehicle relative to a first vehicle. At least an image of a field of view wherein the second vehicle is positioned within the field of view is recorded using an optical device... Agent: Venable LLP05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090125162 - Electronic unit, a communication unit and a communication system and method: An electronic control unit has a gateway function for connecting a plurality of communication networks formed in a vehicle with each other and performs functions allotted beforehand by transmitting and receiving signals via the communication networks. The electronic control unit includes a plug-in connecting portion (39) to be plug-in connected... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090125161 - Entertainment system including a vehicle: The entertainment system of one of the preferred embodiments includes a recreational vehicle, an event sensor attached to the recreational vehicle, an event element able to be detected by the event sensor, a processor connected to the event sensor, and a game program operated by the processor. The entertainment system... Agent: Schox PLC
20090125160 - Relieving urban traffic congestion: A commuter vehicle is disclosed for use on commuter lanes. A typical commuter vehicle weighs less than 650 lbs., has at least three wheels, an enclosed seating compartment, and a low center of gravity with at least one occupant. In one embodiment, occupants sit in a near-kneeling position to lower... Agent: Moore Patents
20090125163 - Vehicle control system including related methods and components: Embodiments are disclosed for a vehicle control system and related sub-components that together provide an operator with a plurality of specific modes of operation, wherein various modes of operation incorporate different levels of autonomous control. Through a control user interface, an operator can move between certain modes of control even... Agent: Christopher L. Holt Westman, Champlin & Kelly
20090125166 - Active user interface haptic feedback and linking control system using either force or position data: A system and method are provided for supplying haptic feedback to, and for electronically linking, pilot and co-pilot user interfaces. The user interface haptic feedback and linking are implemented using either force or position data. If the force or position data become unavailable, then position or force data, respectively, are... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090125164 - Integrated electronic module for visualizing digital instruments on a display: An electronic control unit includes in combination: a data collection element form sensors and instruments existing on board of the transport device, a collected-data processing element, a data storage element, a graphic display element, a radio communication element, and an input/output pilot interface element. The storage element includes a removable... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090125165 - Method and device for piloting a pitching aircraft: The invention relates to a method and device for piloting a pitching aircraft. The inventive device (1) comprises: means (4) for receiving an ordered load factor (NZc); means (11) for estimating a load factor (NZcg) that is applied to the aircraft; a means (12) for calculating a control order for... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090125167 - Method and apparatus for detecting icing conditions for an aircraft: A method for detecting icing conditions for an airborne aircraft operating within a zone defined using one or more aircraft-related parameter and one or more environment parameter includes: (a) In no particular order: (1) measuring the aircraft-related parameter(s) to obtain aircraft-related parametric value(s); and (2) measuring the environment-related parameter(s) to... Agent: Law Office Of Donald D. Mondul
20090125168 - Takeoff and landing performance indicator for fixed wing aircraft: A runway performance monitor and method for an aircraft, includes providing a control, and monitoring aircraft performance. The control has baseline performance data of the aircraft during takeoff and/or landing. The control compares actual performance of the aircraft during takeoff and/or landing with the baseline performance data and calculates predicted... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090125169 - Systems and methods of improving or increasing information concerning, particularly, runway conditions available to pilots of landing aircraft: Addressed are systems and methods for providing to pilots of landing aircraft real-time (or near real-time) information concerning runway conditions and aircraft-stopping performance to be encountered upon landing. The systems and methods contemplate using more objective data than utilized at present and providing the information in automated manner. Information may... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20090125170 - System and method for optimizing a braking schedule of a powered system traveling along a route: An optimization system is provided for a braking schedule of a powered system traveling along a route. The braking schedule is based on at least one predetermined characteristic of the powered system and is configured to be enacted in a braking region along the route. The optimization system includes a... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20090125172 - Hybrid vehicle and control method thereof: In an OFF condition of an ECO switch, a stop decision reference value Wstop is set to a value W1 (step S420). In an ON condition of the ECO switch, the stop decision reference value Wstop is set to a value W2 (step S430). When an output limit Wout of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090125173 - Hybrid vehicle with internal combustion engine and electric motor installed: A display unit includes a speed display unit. The speed display unit includes an area, a threshold line and a pointer. The area indicates a vehicle speed (km/h). The threshold line indicates a threshold value at which operation and stop of an engine is switched. The threshold line is variably... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090125171 - Processor security diagnostics for hybrid vehicle electric motor control system: A diagnostic system for a hybrid vehicle comprises a processor module and a motor control module. The processor module outputs a first seed value. The motor control module controls torque output by an electric motor of the hybrid vehicle and outputs a key value based on the first seed value.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090125174 - Computerized driverless vehicles and traffic control system: A transportation system, including a network of roads for traveling to and from various destinations, a plurality of vehicles for transporting passengers, each vehicle situated within the network of roads, and each vehicle including a power supply, a positioning system, for identifying the position of the vehicle, a transmitter, coupled... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC
20090125175 - Apparatus and method for generating three-dimensional map using structured light: A three-dimensional map-generating apparatus and method using structured light. The apparatus for generating a three-dimensional map using structured light includes an odometer detecting the pose of a mobile robot, and a distance-measuring sensor including a light source module that emits light upward and a camera module that captures an image... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090125177 - Driving assistance apparatus: A driving assistance apparatus that performs accurate driving assistance in accordance with actual road environment is provided. An electronic control unit (ECU) acquires shape information and vehicular swept path information about a subject vehicle and a nearby vehicle, representing vehicles and movement thereof as rectangular solids. A three-dimensional space is... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090125176 - Method for operating a motor vehicle alternator-starter: A method for operating a reversible polyphase rotating electrical machine (2) in a motor vehicle which consists in performing the high-level and low-level management of the machine with a remote-control unit (1), which exchanges physical data, via a plurality of links (3) with a power module (20) integrated in or... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC
20090125178 - Automotive ecu mobile phone interface: A system uses a mobile phone to extract automotive data from an automobile's engine control unit. The system translates the data into human readable form. The translated data is displayable on the mobile phone. The translated data is also transmitted over a network, such as the Internet, in order to... Agent: Kuta Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20090125179 - Method and apparatus for monitoring battery drain and starter current: A parasitic drain tester measuring the parasitic battery drain of a vehicle and the high current used by the vehicle starter motor, includes a current measuring circuit and a unit. The current measuring circuit includes a capacitor smoothing the current distribution within the circuit, a first interface connected to a... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090125180 - Methods and systems for mobile carbon dioxide monitoring: A telematics device coupled to vehicle onboard computer system calculates carbon dioxide output of the vehicle. The device uses inputs from existing vehicle performance and parameter sensors, such as speed, fuel efficiency, mass air flow and oxygen present in the vehicle's exhaust, to calculate carbon dioxide output. Speed divided by... Agent: Hughes Telematics, Inc.
20090125184 - Circuit board with integrated connector: Removable circuits and related mounting hardware for removably connecting circuits to a vehicle's control system. Circuits and connectors form an addressable assembly which may be enclosed in a flowable material.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20090125182 - Driver assistance system for motor vehicle/trailer combinations: A driver assistance system for motor vehicle/trailer combinations having a towing vehicle and at least one trailer, having a sensor unit for detecting the dynamics of the trailer, an electronic analysis unit for analyzing the data of the sensor unit, and an output unit for outputting an instability signal, which... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090125185 - In-vehicle equipment system: Front-mounted in-vehicle equipment arranged to a front part of a vehicle internal space, rear-mounted in-vehicle equipment arranged to a rear part of the vehicle internal space, and a connection adapted to connect the front-mounted in-vehicle equipment and the rear-mounted in-vehicle equipment is described. Rear-mounted in-vehicle equipment controls the front-mounted in-vehicle... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090125181 - Method and system for assisting a driver when parking or maneuvering a motor vehicle: A method for assisting a driver when parking or maneuvering a motor vehicle having at least one driver assistance system and a vehicle safety system is provided. The method includes the steps of detecting the surroundings and calculating a desired path in a calculation model, in which the differences in... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090125183 - Wiper apparatus control method and wiper control system: A wiper apparatus (1) includes: a wiper blade (2a) driven by a motor (3a); and a wiper blade (2b) driven by a motor (3b). The motors (3a, 3b) are drive-controlled by control microcomputers (5a, 5b), respectively. The control microcomputers (5a, 5b) are connected to each other through a communication line... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090125186 - Active steering nibble control algorithm for electric steering systems: A system and method for actively cancelling steering nibble and/or brake judder in an electric power steering system using a controller and an electric motor by converting a selected wheel speed to a frequency, selecting a nibble order, determine nibble enable frequencies for cancellation, selecting a damping factor based on... Agent: Angela M. Brunetti, PLLC
20090125187 - Control unit of electric power steering apparatus: In a control unit of an electric power steering apparatus for driving a motor with a current command value and giving an assist torque to a steering mechanism by driving the motor, the control unit is provided with a motor angle sensor; a torque sensor; a relative steering angle detecting... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090125188 - Method of determining an assist torque set-point value for an electric motor driven power steering system: A method of determining an assist torque set-point value for an electric motor driven power steering system that is a function of a steering torque, a vehicle speed and an angular velocity of the steering system motor.... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20090125189 - Power steering apparatus: A power steering apparatus includes: a steering mechanism connected with a steering wheel; a transmitting mechanism connecting the steering mechanism and a steered wheels; a motor arranged to drive the transmitting mechanism based on a torque inputted to the steering mechanism to provide a steering assist force to the steered... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090125190 - Power steering apparatus: A power steering apparatus includes a power cylinder including first and second pressure chambers; a reversible pump including a first outlet port and a second outlet port; a first hydraulic passage including a portion made from an elastomer; a second hydraulic passage including a portion made from an elastomer; a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090125191 - Power steering apparatus: A power steering apparatus includes a power cylinder; a reversible pump; first and second hydraulic passages; a reservoir tank; a first supply passage arranged to supply the hydraulic fluid through the reversible pump to the second hydraulic passage; a first one-way valve provided in the first supply passage; a second... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090125192 - Method for transmitting an activation decision for an actuator system from a first to at least one second control unit; first control unit for a vehicle; second control unit for a vehicle; device for transmitting an activation decision for an actuator sys: A device and a method for transmitting an activation decision for an actuator system from a first to at least one second control unit is provided, the second control unit activating the actuator system as a function of at least two messages from the first control unit.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090125193 - Telematic method and apparatus with integrated power source: Telematic method and apparatus adaptively uses fuel cell power source in vehicle with integrated power system, electrical system, telematic system, and body/powertrain system. Telematic communications systems including internet, digital video broadcast entertainment, digital audio broadcast, digital multimedia broadcast, global positioning system navigation, safety services, intelligent transportation systems, and/or universal mobile... Agent: Fernandez & Associates LLP
20090125194 - Vehicle comprising a spring-mounted vehicle seat and a spring-mounted vehicle cab, and suspension method: There is described a vehicle comprising a spring-mounted vehicle seat (3; 13) in a spring-mounted vehicle cab (2; 12), wherein the vehicle seat (3; 13) is spring-mounted by means of at least one first spring element (24) and/or one first damping element (25) relative to the vehicle cab (2; 12)... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20090125195 - Operator control unit for devices in a motor vehicle: An operator control unit for devices in a motor vehicle, having a carrier element and at least one operator control element arranged on the carrier element for generating an actuating signal for at least one device in the motor vehicle. The carrier element when in the installed state forms a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20090125198 - Apparatus and method for controlling engine revolutions for excavator: An apparatus and method for controlling engine revolutions for an excavator is provided, which can set the excavator not to perform a normal operation so as to induce an operator to check an air cleaner by reducing a flow rate of hydraulic fluid discharged from a hydraulic pump through lowering... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090125196 - Apparatus and method for monitoring the stability of a construction machine: Systems and methods for monitoring the stability of a construction machine are provided. A gyroscope is configured to detect an angle of inclination of the construction machine relative to a vertical axis and generate an inclination signal representative thereof. A processor in operable communication with the gyroscope is configured to... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090125197 - Method for monitoring the quality of crop material: A method for estimating a portion of undesired particles in crop material includes taking a photograph of the crop material; identifying images of at least one type of undesired particle in the photograph that was taken; measuring the surface area covered by the image of every particle shown in the... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20090125199 - Driving force control device and driving force control method: The invention relates to a driving force control device and method employed in a vehicle including a drive source and an automatic transmission which is connected to the drive source and which changes a speed ratio in a stepwise manner or continuously. With the control device and method, a first... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090125200 - Control system for a torque transmitting device in an automatic transmission: A control system for controlling a torque transmitting device in a transmission includes a controller, a plurality of solenoids, and a valve assembly. The valve assembly has a plurality of signal control areas in communication with the solenoids that are used to control the torque transmitting device to provide multiple... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090125201 - Method for setting the filling pressure for a clutch: A method for determining the filling pressure for a clutch and a hydraulic clutch adapted to conduct said method are suggested where clutch linings are brought into engagement against the force of a clutch release spring by a hydraulic pressure system. The hydraulic pressure is controlled such that an engagement... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.
20090125202 - Torque converter with turbine mass absorber: A torque converter having a first damper stage, a second damper stage, a floating flange torsionally connecting the first and second damper stages, an inertia element, and a tuned torsion damper. The torsion damper connects the inertia element and the flange. In a preferred embodiment, the inertia element is a... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20090125203 - Adaptive cruise control system: An adaptive cruise control system and a method for controlling the velocity of a host motor vehicle. An object detecting device is capable of simultaneously detecting several target objects. A separate control order is generated for each detected target object for influencing engine controls and brake controls of the host... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090125204 - Vehicle drive assist system: In automatic steering control, when both a traveling lane and a preceding vehicle are detected, a target position on a first vehicle traveling path based on traveling lane information and a target position on a second vehicle traveling path based on preceding vehicle information are set as a first target... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090125206 - Automatic detection and notification of turbine internal component degradation: An automated computer-implemented steam turbine engine monitoring and control arrangement provides continual monitoring and performs ongoing analysis of turbine system operational parameters to identify turbine internal component degradation. Current operational data for selected parameters are compared with accumulated past operational parameter data on a continuing basis to detect gradual changes... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090125207 - Gas turbine control device and gas turbine system: An object of the present invention is to provide a gas turbine control device which is capable of performing correction on the basis of a fuel composition of fuel gas to be supplied to a gas turbine, and is capable of changing an amount of correction in response to variation... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090125205 - Method of optimizing the performance envelope of a turbine engine: A method of optimizing an initial performance envelope of a rotorcraft turbine engine, the initial envelope being associated with a maximum number of flying hours that the turbine engine can perform before being overhauled, and also with at least a first initial rating defined by two first initial performance levels... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090125212 - Engine control apparatus: Each cylinder of the engine having an injector 112 performs fuel injection from the injector a predetermined number of times for each cylinder combustion. The control unit 200 controls fuel injection from the injector and the ignition timing from a spark plug. The control unit 200, upon combustion mode changeover... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090125213 - Homogenous charge compression ignition engine: An HCCI engine operated in HCCI and SI combustion modes. The engine includes an external EGR apparatus for performing external EGR. A control unit executes combustion control by specifying either one of HCCI and SI combustion ranges based on the driving state of the engine and a combustion range map... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090125210 - Method and device for the determination and input of fuel into an internal combustion engine on the basis of an air-fuel ratio target and ionic current sensor: The invention relates to the field of method and devices for determining and putting in fuel into an internal combustion engine on the basis of an air-fuel ratio in proximity to the stoichiometric value. The present invention is based on the use of the ion current released by a device,... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090125211 - Method of controlling a mechanical compression ratio, a closing timing of an intake valve and air stream: A spark ignition type internal combustion engine comprises a variable compression ratio mechanism able to change a mechanical compression ratio, a variable valve timing mechanism able to control a closing timing of an intake valve, and an air flow control valve controlling an air flow in a cylinder and able... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090125208 - Plant control system: In a system calculating control input Ucain based on the linear controller that calculates a provisional input Usl to converge an output of the plant to a desired value in accordance with response-specifying control algorithm based on the linear element and on the nonlinear compensator, the nonlinear characteristic adapter is... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090125209 - Process and system for controlling effective compression ratios in an engine cylinder: The present disclosure is directed at the control of an effective compression ratio setting in an engine which may use a variety of fuels or fuel blends. The effective compression ratio may be selected based upon information from a fuel sensor and stored information regarding the detected fuel composition. The... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20090125214 - Air-fuel ratio control device of internal combustion engine: A dead time in the case where an output of an air-fuel ratio sensor changes in a lean direction and a dead time in the case where the output changes in a rich direction are sensed respectively. The number of elements constituting data of past feedback correction amounts used for... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090125216 - Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine: Provided is a control apparatus for an internal combustion engine which controls the internal combustion engine in such a manner as to prevent excessive overshoot of an actual phase angle at a time of phase angle feedback control. The control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes: a unit for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090125215 - Variable valve timing control system and method: An engine control system is provided for an internal combustion system having variable valve timing operated by at least one variable valve actuator. The engine control system is operable to calculate fuel injection amounts based on predicted volumetric efficiency and to delay a control signal for initiation of the variable... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090125217 - Method and apparatus for controlling low pressure egr valve of a turbocharged diesel engine: A low pressure EGR valve is controlled by mixing EGR gas into an intake air. Steps of the method include detecting temperature and pressure of an intake air passing through an air cleaner, detecting temperature and pressure of the intake air at a downstream side of an intercooler, detecting temperature... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090125218 - Method and apparatus for providing public traffic information: Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for providing traffic information for a public transportation means, such as a bus, and utilizing the provided information. A method of encoding traffic information according to the present invention creates information about a bus stop, creates identification information for respective bus routes passing... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090125219 - Method and apparatus for providing transportation status information and using it: A method and apparatus for providing road status information and using the same are disclosed. A method for encoding traffic information includes the steps of: generating message management information including message identification (ID) information indicating that the traffic information is status information; generating status information including traffic status information; generating... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090125220 - Method and system for measuring traffic information in cdma network: A method for measuring traffic information, conducted by a traffic information analyzing device interworking with a radio operating device connected to BSS (Base Station Subsystem) of a synchronous CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) network or RNC (Radio Network Controller) of an asynchronous WCDMA (Wideband Division Multiple Access) network, includes acquiring... Agent: Jones Day
20090125221 - Automated separation manager: Providing separation management of vehicles is disclosed. In an embodiment, a separation management system includes a data input module for receiving and filtering aircraft information and airspace information related to a control aircraft and a relevant aircraft, the aircraft information enabling the calculation of a trajectory window for each aircraft.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090125222 - Flight plan comparison system and method: A flight plan comparison method is provided to be carried out by a display system deployed on an aircraft. The flight plan comparison method includes the steps of storing a group of flight plans and generating a first flight plan comparison page wherein the values of a first type of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090125224 - Method for selecting a designation: Presented is a method for selecting a label from a multiplicity of labels stored in a memory element. The method includes inputting a handwritten character into a handwritten input apparatus, associating an alphanumeric character with the handwritten input character using a character recognition apparatus, adding the associated alphanumeric character to... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090125226 - Network-based navigation system having virtual drive-thru advertisements integrated with actual imagery from along a physical route: A network-based navigation system includes a user interface and a computer server system that can access a map database, an actual imagery database and an advertisement database in order to provide visual route guidance information having virtual drive-thru advertisements integrated with actual imagery from along a physical route. The user... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090125227 - Stateful, double-buffered dynamic navigation voice prompting: A navigation system written in J2ME MIDP for a client device includes a plurality of media players each respectively comprising a buffer. A navigation program manages the state of the plurality of media players. The plurality of media players are in either one of an acquiring resources state, and a... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC
20090125225 - Vehicle routing and path planning: A method of determining a path having an ordered set of waypoints to be visited by a mobile agent to accomplish a mission includes: producing candidate paths using a multi-objective optimization algorithm, subject to a path production heuristic; selecting a path from the candidate paths, subject to a path selection... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090125223 - Video navigation: A system and method for video navigation are disclosed. Motion analysis can be performed upon camera images to determine movement of a vehicle, and consequently present position of the vehicle. Feature points can be identified upon a video image. Movement of the feature points between video frames is indicative of... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090125229 - Corridor mapping with alternative routes: A navigation system computes an optimal route between an origin and a destination using a map server. The map server identifies likely points of deviation from the optimal route, and prior to transmitting map data to a client device, establishes alternative optimal routes from the deviations to the destination. A... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090125228 - System and method for providing dynamic route information to users of wireless communications devices: Dynamically updated route information is provided to a user of a wireless communications device. The method involves receiving a destination location, determining a current location of the device, generating a route from the current location of the device to the destination location, and providing route information to the user representing... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (rim)
20090125231 - Mobile object location providing device and mobile object location providing system: In a mobile object location providing device, time required for distribution of distribution data per kind of the communicating unit is stored, a current location and a movement history of a mobile object is calculated, distribution time that is time required for distributing the distribution for a communicating unit is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090125230 - System and method for enabling location-dependent value exchange and object of interest identification: A system and method for enhancing the value of social networking is disclosed wherein information broadcast/disclosed by a social network member includes information about a social network member's temporal geographic location or availability to facilitate, for example, value exchange and object of interest location.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20090125233 - Information presentation apparatus, information presentation method, information presentation program, and computer-readable recording medium: A detecting unit of an information presentation apparatus detects information concerning driver gaze directed toward a screen displaying map information indicating a current position of a mobile object. A determining unit determines information concerning specific items to be given to a driver from among predetermined information items. An obtaining unit... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090125232 - Navigation system and application thereof: A navigation system is disclosed. The navigation system includes a display element, a storage element and a reverse switch. The display element displays a position image, wherein the position image is generated according to position data received by the navigation system. The storage element stores an image-reversing process. Once the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090125234 - Navigation device with camera-info: The present invention relates to a navigation device (10). The navigation device (10) is arranged to display navigation directions (3, 4, 5) on a display (18). The navigation device (10) is further arranged to receive a feed from a camera (24). The navigation device (10) is further arranged to display... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090125235 - Method of updating navigation map data: A method of updating navigation map data obtains at least one corresponding coordinate position with movement of the global positioning system navigator by receiving at least one satellite positioning signal. When it is determined that a vehicle is traveling to a street intersection, at least one image of road scene... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090125236 - Method for reducing nuisance alarms for anti-collision with obstacles on aircraft: A method for filtering anti-collision alarms for aircraft, the said aircraft comprising means for calculating its speed and extrapolated positions on its trajectory, the said extrapolated positions being calculated over a fixed maximum time period, called extrapolation time, and a topographical database of the terrain, the said database comprising, within... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090125237 - Monitoring target detecting apparatus associated with collision damage reducing apparatus: A monitoring target detecting apparatus, which is associated with a collision damage reducing apparatus, includes designated obstacle detecting means, which is equipped with the vehicle, detecting an object being positioned in the moving direction and having a possibility of a collision with the vehicle to be a designated obstacle; detecting... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090118874 - Systems and methods for controlling aircraft electrical power: Systems and methods for controlling aircraft electrical power are disclosed. A system in accordance with one embodiment includes an electric motor, an aircraft load coupled to the electric motor and powered by the electric motor, and a motor controller coupled to the electric motor to vary an output of the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP (boeing)
20090118875 - Systems and methods for coordination of entities and/or communicating location information: Systems and methods that may be employed to communicate location information between two or more aerial vehicles or other types of vehicles or other entities, and/or that may be used to facilitate coordinated operations of two or more such entities. In one example, an aerial vehicle may be kept aware... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP
20090118876 - Decompression vent latching mechanism: A decompression vent latching apparatus, includes a flap placed on a door opening to a first area from a second area, a housing fastened to the flap on the door, a plunger mounted within the housing, having rotational and lateral movement within the housing, a stop block connected to the... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090118882 - Control architecture for output torque shaping and motor torque determination for a hybrid powertrain system: A powertrain system includes a transmission device operative to transfer power between an input member and a plurality of torque machines and an output member. The torque machines are connected to an energy storage device and the transmission device is operative in one of a plurality of operating range states.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118877 - Creation and depletion of short term power capability in a hybrid electric vehicle: Short term power limits of an electrical energy storage device are progressively tightened toward long term power limits in accordance with net energy flow or magnitude or duration metrics.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118881 - Detecting program flow fault in torque security software for hybrid vehicle electric drive system: A diagnostic system for a hybrid vehicle comprises a processor module and a motor control module. The processor module outputs a seed value. The motor control module controls torque output by an electric motor of the hybrid vehicle, receives the seed value, generates a final key value based on the... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090118884 - Method for controlling a powertrain system based upon torque machine temperature: A powertrain system includes an engine coupled to an input member of a transmission device operative to transmit torque between the input member and a torque machine and an output member. The torque machine is connected to an energy storage device. A method for controlling the powertrain system include monitoring... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118878 - Method for controlling electric oil pump for hybrid electric vehicle: For this purpose, the present invention provides a method for controlling an electric oil pump for a hybrid electric vehicle, the method including: turning on the electric oil pump when a current vehicle speed is less than a first reference vehicle speed C1, at which a mechanical oil pump in... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090118887 - Method for controlling regenerative braking and friction braking: A vehicle includes a powertrain system and a friction braking system communicating tractive torque with a driveline, the powertrain system including a torque machine, and an energy storage device connected to the torque machine, said torque machine communicating tractive torque with the driveline. A method for controlling regenerative braking and... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118888 - Method for controlling regenerative braking in a vehicle: A vehicle includes a friction braking system and a powertrain system including a torque machine operative to react tractive torque input from a wheel of the vehicle. A method for controlling braking in a vehicle includes monitoring operation of the powertrain system, determining a driver intended total brake torque, determining... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118883 - Method for operating an engine in a hybrid powertrain system: An engine and an electric machine are operative to communicate tractive power with a transmission device to control output power to an output member. The electric machine is electrically coupled to an energy storage device. A method for controlling the engine and electric machine includes monitoring an operator request for... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118880 - Method for predicting a speed output of a hybrid powertrain system: A method for controlling a powertrain includes determining an operator torque request, determining a time-based derivative of the operator torque request, determining a first future time, and predicting a change in the operator torque request based upon the operator torque request, the time-based derivative of the operator torque request, and... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118879 - Method for predicting an operator torque request of a hybrid powertrain system: A method for controlling a hybrid powertrain system based upon a predicted speed of an output member, a predicted operator torque request, and a predicted accelerator pedal position is disclosed. The method comprises predicting the accelerator pedal position based upon a monitored accelerator pedal position and a filtered accelerator pedal... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118886 - Method of operating a vehicle utilizing regenerative braking: A vehicle includes a powertrain system and a friction braking system, the powertrain system including a hybrid transmission operative in one of a fixed gear operating range state and a continuously variable operating range state to transmit torque between an input member and a torque machine and an output member... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118885 - System architecture for a blended braking system in a hybrid powertrain system: An engine and a second power generating device transmit power through a transmission to a driveline to a wheel. A control module determines a regenerative braking axle torque capacity and a regenerative braking torque. Power output from the second power generating device is controlled based upon a regenerative braking axle... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118889 - Method of driving plurality of mine vehicles in mine, and transport system: A method of driving mine vehicles in a mine, and a transport system. A plurality of mine vehicles is arranged in succession and driven in convoy between working areas. A master vehicle in the convoy is driven manually, and slave vehicles follow the master, provided with no mechanical connection. In... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090118890 - Visual navigation system and method based on structured light: A visual navigation system and method based on structured light are provided. The visual navigation system at least includes at least one projector for generating a specific path pattern formed by structured light, and a visual server. In addition to facilitating the visual navigation system to detect an obstacle, the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090118896 - Method and apparatus for generating at least one voted flight trajectory of a vehicle: A method for generating a voted trajectory of a vehicle in a first vehicle. First trajectory data is received from at least one second vehicle in a receiver in the first vehicle. Trajectory data is calculated in a trajectory calculator in the first vehicle. The calculated trajectory data and the... Agent: Venable LLP
20090118894 - Method and system for diagnosing the condition of a motor vehicle tyres: The invention concerns a method for diagnosing the condition of tires of a front wheel and of a rear wheel of a motor vehicle arranged on the same side of the vehicle and connected to the body shell thereof via suspension means. Said method includes a step (102) of acquiring... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney
20090118897 - Method for damage forecast of components of a motor vehicle: e
20090118891 - Method of calculating deflection of rotating tire, method of accumulating data of rotating tire, method of calculating contact length of rotating tire: A method of calculating deflection of a rotating tire, through high speed data processing, based on measurement time series data of acceleration on a tire tread portion has the following steps. A step of acquiring measurement time series data of acceleration on a tire circumference in a radial direction of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090118893 - Method of integrated detection for automobile instruments: This Invention Makes Known by a Method of Integrated Detection for automobile instruments. Its characteristic is that the program-controlled signal generator sends out the signal. Then the signal is sent to the automobile instruments which need to be detected after power amplifying and amplitude regulation. Resistance signal system is composed... Agent: GlobalIPServices
20090118895 - Mobile object monitoring device: The present invention reduces power consumption as much as possible when an engine is off state. A mobile object monitoring device 40, which is installed in a mobile object 10 with an engine 11 as a drive source, includes a monitoring control unit 41 that collects information about the mobile... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090118898 - Radio communication system for controlling a vehicle: A radio control system for controlling a vehicle includes a transmission node for transmitting vehicle control data, the vehicle control data including at least one of a measured value of a vehicle state or a driver's manipulated variable and a control target value of a control actuator in the vehicle,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090118892 - Rollover judging device: A rollover judging device adjusts the magnitude of an angular velocity component ω of a vehicle in a direction of a rollover, which is measured by an angular velocity sensor 1, by using an ω adjusting unit 3c on the basis of an acceleration component of the vehicle in its... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090118899 - Method and apparatus for secure storage and remote monitoring vehicle odometer: The disclosure generally relates to a method for remote reading the tamper-proof storage of the odometer reading in a vehicle by, for example, making available an alternative wireless method for the accessing of odometer reading data. In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to a method for remotely reading odometer data... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)
20090118901 - Method and apparatus for securing output torque in a distributed control module system for a powertrain system: A method to monitor integrity of a motor torque command for a transmission in a hybrid powertrain system includes calculating motor torque commands for the torque generating machines. Torque corrections for the motor torque commands are determined. The motor torque commands are adjusted based upon the torque corrections. The adjusted... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118900 - Parking assisting device and parking assisting method: A parking assisting device is equipped with a imaging device (1), a gaze position determining sections (3, 11), target parking position setting sections (1, 11), and a parking assisting section (2). The imaging device (1) takes images of surrounding of a vehicle. The gaze position determining sections (3, 11) determine... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090118902 - Operating method and operating system for a vehicle: An operator control method for a vehicle having at least one switch which, when operated, activates an associated application or application group, where a stored last state or a prescribed basic state for the associated application or application group is set and is shown on a screen display, and to... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090118903 - Vehicle information record device, vehicle information collection device, and vehicle information record-collection system: A vehicle information record-collection system includes a plurality of drive recorders, and a center system. The center system sends setting change request information that includes vehicle information designated to be a record object to the drive recorder of each investigation object vehicle through wireless communication. The drive recorder of each... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090118904 - Method and system for planning the path of an agricultural vehicle: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to methods and systems for planning the path of an agricultural vehicle. In one embodiment, a first point of a first planned path and a second point of a second planned path are determined. A path plan is then automatically generated connecting the first... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher
20090118906 - Vehicle behavior control apparatus: In an electronic control unit including a master integrated ECU and a slave VSA ECU, the VSA ECU is provided with a request restriction unit which receives a request of the integrated ECU. The request restriction unit prohibits the use of the request and prioritizes the control of the VSA... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090118905 - Vehicle control device: A control input for operating an actual vehicle actuator and a control input for operating a vehicle model are determined by an FB distribution law based on a difference between a reference state amount determined by a vehicle model and an actual state amount of an actual vehicle such that... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090118907 - Vehicular behavior controller: A vehicular behavior controller is disclosed. The controller comprises a turning force application mechanism and a stabilization controller. The turning force application mechanism applies a turning force to a vehicle. The stabilization controller is operable to regulate the turning force application mechanism in such a manner that a turning characteristic... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.
20090118908 - Vehicle safety zone system: A remote tire measurement system (82) periodically transmits interrogation pulses from controller (88) with transceiver (84) that are detected by telemeters (70). The telemeters will not respond unless the remote measurement system is within communication range of the telemeter, thereby forming a safety perimeter around a vehicle (102). The remote... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP
20090118909 - Process for detecting a phenomenon limiting the visibility for a motor vehicle: A process and system for detecting a phenomenon limiting the visibility for a motor vehicle. The process and system comprises the steps of determining at least one point of interest in an image captured of the environment of the vehicle (CALC_H(I)); determining a region of interest in the image (CALC_ROI(I));... Agent: Matthew R. Jenkins, Esq.
20090118911 - Control assembly for auxiliary hydraulics: A ground engaging vehicle including a tool having a moving member and a control system controlling a speed of the moving member. The control system includes an adjustable proportional control and a triggering control. The adjustable proportional control creates a signal to thereby select a direction and a speed of... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.C.
20090118912 - Engine control system of a self-propelled working machine: In an engine control system of a self-propelled working machine, a method for operating an engine control system of this type, and a self-propelled working machine equipped with at least one drive engine—the rotational speed of which may be regulated—and working units that are driven in such a manner that... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20090118910 - Method of operating a planter for planting seeds in a field for experimental purposes: A method of operating a planter where plot characteristics are input into a controller that is associated with a planter. A distance measuring device associated with the controller senses ground speed and distance traveled and transmits the sensed information to the controller. The controller then automatically adjusts the rotational speed... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C
20090118913 - Vector controlled leveling system for a forestry machine: The present invention provides a leveling control system for a forestry machine (10) employing position sensors that relay information about the orientation of the carriage (12) in relation to the swing-house assembly (14) in order to control roll and pitch in a manner that maximizes the operating envelop of the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090118915 - Method and apparatus to prioritize transmission output torque and input acceleration for a hybrid powertrain system: A powertrain includes an electro-mechanical transmission mechanically-operatively coupled to an internal combustion engine and an electric machine adapted to selectively transmit mechanical power to an output member. A method for controlling the powertrain includes operating the transmission in an operating range state wherein input speed can operate independent of output... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118914 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine for a hybrid powertrain system: A hybrid powertrain system includes an internal combustion engine operatively connected to a second torque machine to transmit torque to an output member. A method for operating the hybrid powertrain system includes monitoring an operator torque request, determining an output torque command based upon the operator torque request, commanding a... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118916 - Method to manage a high voltage system in a hybrid powertrain system: A powertrain includes an electromechanical transmission operative to transmit torque between an input member and an electric machine and an output member to transmit tractive torque. The electric machine is electrically connected to an inverter device which is electrically connected to an energy storage device. A method for operating the... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118936 - Control of engine torque during upshift and downshift torque phase for a hybrid powertrain system: A powertrain includes an electromechanical transmission mechanically-operatively coupled to an internal combustion engine and an electric machine adapted to selectively transmit mechanical power to an output member through selective application of a plurality of clutches. A method for controlling the powertrain includes commanding a shift from a fixed gear operating... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118928 - Control of engine torque for traction and stability control events for a hybrid powertrain system: An internal combustion engine is mechanically coupled to a hybrid transmission to transmit mechanical power to an output member. A method for controlling the internal combustion engine includes determining an accelerator output torque request based upon an operator input to the accelerator pedal, and determining an axle torque response type.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118932 - Engine control system for torque management in a hybrid powertrain system: An engine is coupled to an input member of a hybrid transmission, the hybrid transmission operative to transfer power between the engine and a second torque machine and an output member. A method for controlling the engine includes monitoring an operator torque request, commanding operation of the hybrid transmission in... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118930 - Method and apparatus for developing a control architecture for coordinating shift execution and engine torque control: A method for controlling a powertrain system including a transmission mechanically coupled to an engine and an electric machine to transfer power to an output member, the transmission selectively operative in one of a plurality of operating range states includes monitoring operator inputs to an accelerator pedal, determining a preferred... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118941 - Method and apparatus for dynamic output torque limiting for a hybrid powertrain system: A powertrain system includes a hybrid transmission device operative to transfer power between an input member and torque machines and an output member in one of a plurality of operating range states. The torque machines are connected to an energy storage device. A method for operating the powertrain system includes... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118922 - Method and apparatus for soft costing input speed and output speed in mode and fixed gear as function of system temperatures for cold and hot operation for a hybrid powertrain system: Methods and systems for manipulating inputs relating to transmission shifting events in a hybrid-engine powered vehicle equipped with an electro-mechanical hybrid transmission include sets of preferability factors inputted from engine sensors are combined in a microprocessor or computer with other preferability factors generated during engine and vehicle operation to provide... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118917 - Method and apparatus to control launch of a vehicle having an electro-mechanical transmission: A method and apparatus to control an electro-mechanical transmission is provided, selectively operative in a plurality of fixed gear modes and continuously variable modes, and comprising first and second electrical machines and hydraulically-actuated clutches. Included is launching a vehicle so equipped, comprising operating the electro-mechanical transmission in a continuously variable... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118944 - Method and apparatus to determine a preferred output torque for operating a hybrid transmission in a fixed gear operating range state: A hybrid transmission includes a torque machine and an energy storage device connected thereto. The hybrid transmission is operative to transfer power between an input member and an output member and the torque machines in a fixed gear operating range state. A method for controlling the hybrid transmission includes determining... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118943 - Method and apparatus to determine a preferred output torque in mode and fixed gear operation with clutch torque constraints for a hybrid powertrain system: A hybrid transmission is operative to transfer torque between an input member and torque machines and an output member in one of a plurality of fixed gear and continuously variable operating range states through selective application of torque transfer clutches. The torque machines are operative to transfer power from an... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118931 - Method and apparatus to reprofile input speed during speed phase during constrained conditions for a hybrid powertrain system: A method to control a powertrain including a transmission, an engine, and an electric machine includes monitoring an input speed, monitoring an output speed, upon initiation of a transmission shift, determining a plurality of input acceleration profiles for controlling the engine and electric machine during the shift, identifying an input... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118935 - Method for controlling a hybrid powertrain system based upon hydraulic pressure and clutch reactive torque capacity: A powertrain system includes an engine coupled to an electro-mechanical transmission to transfer power between the engine and a plurality of torque generating machines and an output member. The transmission is operative in one of a plurality of operating range states through selective application of torque transfer clutches and the... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118923 - Method for controlling a powertrain system based on penalty costs: A method for controlling a powertrain system includes monitoring an operator torque request, selecting a candidate powertrain system operating point, and determining a preferred engine torque range, a preferred torque machine torque range, and a preferred energy storage device output power range. The method further includes determining an engine torque,... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118938 - Method for controlling a powertrain system based upon energy storage device temperature: A powertrain system includes an engine coupled to an input member of a transmission device operative to transmit torque between the input member and a torque machine and an output member. The torque machine is connected to an energy storage device. A method for controlling a powertrain system includes monitoring... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118927 - Method for controlling a speed level and torque of an engine within a powertrain: A method to determine a preferred operating point for an internal combustion engine includes determining a current set of candidate operating points for a current search iteration. The method further includes iteratively determining an operating cost for operating the internal combustion engine at each candidate operating point of the current... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118939 - Method for controlling an engine of a hybrid powertrain in a fuel enrichment mode: An engine is coupled to an input member of a hybrid transmission. The hybrid transmission is operative to transfer torque between the input member and a torque machine and an output member to generate an output torque in response to an operator torque request. The torque machine is connected to... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118926 - Method for controlling input torque provided to a transmission: A method for controlling an input torque provided to a transmission includes executing a first iterative search within a first range of permissible torque values to determine a first torque value based on a first cost value. The first cost value is based on a first set of powertrain measurements... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118934 - Method for determining a preferred engine operation in a hybrid powertrain system during blended braking: A hybrid transmission is operative to transfer power between an input member and a torque machine and an output member. A method for controlling the powertrain system during a braking event includes evaluating candidate input torques. An output torque reactable through the transmission to the driveline and limited within the... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118942 - Method for determining constraints on input torque in a hybrid transmission: A hybrid transmission includes torque machines and an energy storage device connected thereto. Thee hybrid transmission is operative to transfer power between an input member and an output member and the torque machines. A method for controlling the hybrid transmission includes monitoring operating parameters of the hybrid transmission, monitoring an... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118919 - Method for determining inertia effects for a hybrid powertrain system: A method for controlling a hybrid powertrain system based upon determined inertial effects for a continuously variable operating range state includes monitoring an operator torque request and a rotational speed of the output member, determining an inertial effect on an input speed of the input member for a continuously variable... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118945 - Method for managing lash in a driveline: A hybrid powertrain system includes a transmission device operative to transfer power between an input member, a torque machine and an output member, the output member coupled to a driveline coupled to a wheel to transfer tractive torque therebetween. A method for controlling the hybrid powertrain system includes monitoring an... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118940 - Method for operating a powertrain system to control engine stabilization: An engine is selectively operative in one of a plurality of engine states to transfer torque to an input member of a hybrid transmission. The hybrid transmission is operative to transfer torque between the input member and a torque machine and an output member to generate an output torque in... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118937 - Method for operating a powertrain system to transition between engine states: A powertrain system includes a multi-cylinder engine coupled to a hybrid transmission. The engine is selectively operative in one of a plurality of main engine states to transfer engine torque to the hybrid transmission. A method for operating a powertrain system includes monitoring an operator torque request, determining a preferred... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118921 - Method for stabilization of mode and fixed gear for a hybrid powertrain system: A powertrain system includes an engine mechanically coupled to an electro-mechanical transmission selectively operative in one of a plurality of transmission operating range states and one of a plurality of engine states. A method for controlling the powertrain system includes determining a current transmission operating range state and a current... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118918 - Method for stabilization of optimal input speed in mode for a hybrid powertrain system: A method for improving drivability of the powertrain system having an accelerator control includes determining a first transmission input speed having an associated first power loss and operating said transmission using said first transmission input speed. An operational parameter relating to said accelerator control is determined and a second transmission... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118933 - Method to compensate for transmission spin loss for a hybrid powertrain system: A powertrain system includes an engine coupled to an input member of a hybrid transmission. The hybrid transmission is operative to transmit torque between the input member and a torque generating machine and an output member. A method for controlling the powertrain system includes monitoring an operator torque request, determining... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118920 - Optimal selection of hybrid range state and/or input speed with a blended braking system in a hybrid electric vehicle: A method for operating a vehicle includes determining a transmission input speed, operating the transmission using the transmission input speed, and providing a braking torque request to cause braking of the vehicle according to a scheme selected from the group consisting of a first braking mode and a second braking... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118929 - Predicted and immediate output torque control architecture for a hybrid powertrain system: A method for controlling torque in a hybrid powertrain system to selectively transfer mechanical power to an output member includes monitoring operator inputs to an accelerator pedal and to a brake pedal. An immediate accelerator output torque request, a predicted accelerator output torque request, an immediate brake output torque request,... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118925 - System constraints method of controlling operation of an electro-mechanical transmission with two external input torque ranges: A method to control an electro-mechanical transmission mechanically-operatively coupled to an internal combustion engine and first and second electric machines to transmit power to an output member includes determining motor torque constraints and battery power constraints. A preferred output torque to an output member is determined that is achievable within... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118924 - System constraints method of determining minimum and maximum torque limits for an electro-mechanical powertrain system: A powertrain including an electro-mechanical transmission mechanically-operatively coupled to an internal combustion engine and first and second electric machines to transmit power to an output member is disclosed. A method for controlling the electro-mechanical transmission includes determining minimum and maximum motor torque constraints for the first and second electric machines,... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118949 - Method and apparatus for developing a deceleration-based synchronous shift schedule: A method for controlling a powertrain includes monitoring a desired synchronous transmission shift during deceleration of an output member including a desired operating range state, monitoring an output speed, predicting output deceleration through the desired synchronous transmission shift, determining a penalty cost associated with the desired synchronous transmission shift based... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118948 - Method and apparatus for maximum and minimum output torque performance by selection of hybrid range state and input speed for a hybrid powertrain system: A powertrain system includes an engine mechanically coupled to an electro-mechanical transmission selectively operative in one of a plurality of transmission operating range states and one of a plurality of engine states. A method for controlling the powertrain system includes determining a current transmission operating range state and engine state,... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118950 - Method and apparatus to determine a preferred output torque for operating a hybrid transmission in a continuously variable mode: A hybrid transmission includes a torque machine and an energy storage device connected thereto. The hybrid transmission is operative to transfer power between an input member and an output member and the torque machine in a continuously variable operating range state. A method for controlling the hybrid transmission includes determining... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118946 - Method and apparatus to provide necessary output torque reserve by selection of hybrid range state and input speed for a hybrid powertrain system: A method for controlling a powertrain system includes determining a current transmission operating range state and engine state, determining at least one potential transmission operating range state and engine state, providing at least one operator torque request, determining preferability factors associated with the current transmission operating range state and engine... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118947 - Method for selection of optimal mode and gear and input speed for preselect or tap up/down operation: A powertrain system includes an engine mechanically coupled to an electro-mechanical transmission at an input thereto selectively operative in one of a plurality of transmission operating range states and one of a plurality of engine states. A method for controlling the powertrain system includes combining sets of preferability factors inputted... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118952 - Control architecture and method for two-dimensional optimization of input speed and input power including search windowing: A microprocessor driven two dimensional search engine examines transmission operating points within a plurality of search range spaces and assists in determining properties associated with the driveline at various operating points within the space. The size of the space is reduced by rearrangement of data.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118951 - Method for developing a trip cost structure to understand input speed trip for a hybrid powertrain system: A powertrain system includes an engine mechanically coupled to an electro-mechanical transmission selectively operative in one of a plurality of transmission operating range states and one of a plurality of engine states. A method for controlling the powertrain system includes determining a current transmission operating range state and engine state,... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118953 - Fluid supply device and fluid supply method of fluid coupling: An ECU executes a program including outputting, when the oil temperature THO of ATF<the threshold value THO (0), a control signal to the solenoid valve to control the solenoid valve to cause the lock-up relay valve to enter the state of resupplying the ATF discharged from the torque converter to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090118954 - Method for monitoring an auxiliary pump for a hybrid powertrain: A powertrain system includes a hybrid transmission coupled to an engine and an auxiliary hydraulic pump. The auxiliary hydraulic pump is commanded to operate at a predetermined speed only when enable criteria are met. An engine-off state is inhibited based upon a difference between a commanded speed and a monitored... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118955 - Control device for vehicular drive system: Execution-timing control means 82 is provided to command switching control means 50 and step-variable shifting control means 54 to sequentially execute a switching control by the switching control means to switch transmission mechanism 10 between an electrically established continuously-variable shifting state and a step-variable shifting state, and a shifting control... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090118956 - Method for supporting a brake system in case of reduced effectiveness: Disclosed is a method for increasing the braking effect in a motor vehicle with a hydraulic brake system. In the method, in case of a reduced effectiveness of the brake system, a brake pressure in at least one wheel brake is increased by switching on an energy supply unit. A... Agent: Craig Hallacher Continental Teves, Inc.
20090118957 - Optimal selection of blended braking capacity for a hybrid electric vehicle: A hybrid powertrain system includes a transmission operative to transfer power between an input member and a torque machine and an output member coupled to a driveline coupled to a wheel including an actuable friction brake. The torque machine is operative to react torque transferred from the wheel through the... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118958 - Vehicle travel control device and vehicle travel control method: Target acceleration of a subject vehicle is set; a reference limit value is obtained based on the set target acceleration; actual acceleration of the subject vehicle is obtained; a limit value magnification is calculated so that a limit value for limiting a change of the target acceleration becomes larger as... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090118961 - Method for regulating the brake pressure in motorcycles: A brake system for motorcycles and a method for regulating the brake pressure in a motorcycle having an anti-lock function and having an integral brake function are provided. By means of the integral brake function, front wheel brake means are actuated in connection with brake actuation at a rear wheel... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090118959 - System and method for supplying power to abs for vehicle: A system and method for supplying power to an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for a vehicle includes: determining whether an ignition key has been turned on; comparing voltage of a first battery unit, configured to apply the power to an ABS actuation unit, with voltage of a second battery unit,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090118960 - Vehicle stability control apparatus: An apparatus for controlling the stability of a vehicle including a controller which is adapted to detect when conditions exist under which vehicle rollover is likely and, when such conditions exist, to trigger an alarm signal or initiate a control intervention by means of which the vehicle travel is controlled... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090118963 - Method for altitude-compensated transmission shift scheduling: A powertrain system includes an engine coupled to a transmission operative in one of a plurality of operating range states to transfer power between the engine and an output member. A method for controlling the powertrain system includes monitoring an operator torque request, monitoring barometric pressure and engine input speed... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118964 - Method for controlling electric boost in a hybrid powertrain: A powertrain system includes an engine coupled to an input member of a transmission operative to transmit power between the input member, a torque machine and an output member. The torque machine is connected to an energy storage device. The engine is selectively operative in engine states comprising an engine-on... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118962 - Method for controlling output power of an energy storage device in a powertrain system: A method for controlling a powertrain system includes monitoring a state-of-charge of the energy storage device and determining a first set of electric power limits and a second set of electric power limits based on the state-of-charge of the energy storage device. The method further includes providing a power range... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118965 - Reserve torque management for engine speed control: An engine control module comprises a base reserve module, a power steering reserve module, a reserve torque module, first and second engine actuator modules, and an engine speed control module. The base reserve module determines a base reserve torque. The power steering reserve module determines a power steering reserve torque.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090118968 - Engine torque control with desired state estimation: An engine control system comprises a predicted airflow module, a first actuator determination module, a first desired air module, and an actuator position module. The predicted airflow module determines a predicted engine airflow based on a desired torque. The first actuator determination module determines a first engine actuator value based... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090118972 - Inverse torque model solution and bounding: An engine control system includes a spark bound module that determines a bounded spark value based on a desired spark value, a torque bound module that determines a bounded torque value based on the bounded spark value and a desired torque value, and an inverse torque calculation module that determines... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090118971 - Method and apparatus for determination of fast actuating engine torque for a hybrid powertrain system: An engine is coupled to an input member of a hybrid transmission and the hybrid transmission is operative to transfer torque between the input member and a torque machine and an output member to generate an output torque in response to an operator torque request. The torque machine is connected... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118969 - Method and apparatus to control warm-up of an exhaust aftertreatment system for a hybrid powertrain: An internal combustion engine is controlled to achieve a preferred temperature of the exhaust aftertreatment system and to minimize a total engine energy loss. A transmission is controlled to achieve a torque output based upon the preferred engine operation.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090118966 - Method of torque integral control learning and initialization: A torque control system comprises a torque correction factor module, a RPM-torque transition module, and a selection module. The torque correction factor module determines a first torque correction factor and a second torque correction factor. The RPM-torque transition module stores the first torque correction factor. The selection module selectively outputs... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090118970 - System and method for optimizing vehicle performance in presence of changing optimization parameters: A method for controlling operations of a power system having at least one internal combustion power unit includes: (a) identifying a plurality of discrete potential dynamic events; (b) for each potential dynamic event, computing an optimization profile which describes power settings for the power system to follow in order to... Agent: Trego, Hines & Ladenheim, PLLC
20090118967 - Torque based crank control: A control system and method of regulating operation of an engine includes a minimum torque module that determines a torque request based upon at least two of measured revolutions per minute (RPM) of an engine, a barometric pressure, and a coolant temperature of the engine. A first engine air module... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090118973 - Apparatus, system and method for operating a dual fueled spark ignition engine: Described herein are various embodiments of an apparatus, system and method for operating a dual fueled spark ignition engine. For example, according to one illustrative embodiment, a method for operating a dual fueled spark ignition engine includes fueling the engine solely with a combustion promoter within a first engine load... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20090118978 - Combustion control system of a diesel engine: A combustion control system of a diesel engine, which controls a fuel-injection timing by switching from one to another of a normal combustion mode, a premix combustion mode, and a transition mode of between these modes, and switches from the normal combustion mode to the transition mode if an intake... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090118980 - Control apparatus and method for internal combustion engine: An engine ECU (280) and an HV_ECU (320) control a throttle motor (296) such that the throttle valve opening degree (TH) does not exceed a prescribed limit (THlim) and a rate of increase (Ta/t) in the throttle valve opening degree is equal to or lower than a predetermined opening degree... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090118975 - Control for internal combustion engine provided with cylinder halting mechanism: A control for an internal combustion engine having a fuel injection valve for directly injecting fuel to a combustion chamber of the engine, an ignition device for burning an air-fuel mixture containing the fuel injected from the fuel injection valve, and a variable cylinder management mechanism that is capable of... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090118977 - Cylinder fueling coordination for torque estimation and control: An engine control system comprises a torque control module and a fueling control module. The torque control module selectively generates a deactivation signal for a first cylinder of a plurality of cylinders of an engine based on a torque request. The fueling control module halts fuel delivery to the first... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090118974 - Fuel injection control apparatus and fuel injection control method of internal combustion engine: A fuel injection control apparatus of an internal combustion engine is provided with a fuel injection valve that injects fuel directly into a combustion chamber and a controller. When the engine is cold started (i.e., YES in step S10), a first fuel injection is performed and the injected fuel is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090118976 - Fuel injection quantity control system for general-purpose engine: A fuel injection control system corrects the amount of fuel injected by fuel injection valves toward an increased side when an acceleration state resulting from operation of a throttle occurs. A control unit includes a detector, an acceleration state determinor, and an acceleration corrector. When an increase in the detected... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090118979 - Throttle controlling apparatus for diesel engine with supercharger: An apparatus for controlling a throttle opening degree of a diesel engine with a supercharger is disclosed. The apparatus includes an electronic control unit having functions of detecting section, a computing section, a correcting section, and a correction limiting/inhibiting section. The detecting section detects the atmospheric pressure, and the computing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090118983 - Fuel injector designed to minimize mechanical stress on fuel pressure sensor installed therein: A fuel injector for an internal combustion engine is provided. The fuel injector is to be installed in a cylinder head of the engine and has a fuel pressure sensor working to measure the pressure of fuel within a injector body. The fuel pressure sensor is installed in a portion... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090118982 - Fuel injector with electric shield: A fuel injector for an internal combustion engine is provided. The fuel injector is equipped with a fuel pressure sensor, a sensor circuit such as an amplifier, and a valve actuator such as a piezoelectric actuator. The fuel injector also includes a conductive shield which is disposed between the sensor... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090118981 - Fuel injector with fuel pressure sensor: A fuel injector for an internal combustion engine is provided. The fuel injector is equipped with a fuel pressure sensor which is installed in a metallic injector body. The fuel injector also includes an amplifier working to amplify an output of the fuel pressure sensor and a thermal insulating member... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090118986 - Control device of direct injection internal combustion engine: When engine rotation speed is increasing in a compression stroke injection mode, a control device determines that a crank angle at injection end timing of an injector deviates toward a delayed crank angle side and performs additional ignition at timing when (or immediately before or after) a crank angle at... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090118984 - Ignition method with energy conservation and environmental protection for gasoline engine: This invention makes known by a method of the ignition, which is energy conservation and environmental protection. Its characteristic is that the ignitor can fire possibly to close with the point of ignition which is under the control of digital single-chip microcomputer-controlled circuit in some working conditions. The degree of... Agent: GlobalIPServices
20090118985 - Secured count of cylinders fueled in a coordinated torque control system: A control system for a vehicle includes a first counter that indicates a first count of a number of cylinders of an engine of the vehicle that are fueled. A second counter indicates a second count of the number of cylinders that are fueled. A control module determines a secure... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090118987 - Air-fuel ratio control apparatus: An air-fuel ratio control apparatus is applied to an internal combustion engine including a variable lift mechanism which changes a lift amount of an intake valve. An oxygen sensor, which outputs a signal indicating an oxygen concentration in exhaust gas, is provided downstream of an exhaust gas purification catalyst in... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090118988 - Torque converter clutch control system and post oxygen sensor performance diagnostic system: A system comprises a post oxygen performance diagnostic (POPD) module that performs a POPD of a post oxygen sensor, wherein the POPD includes a deceleration fuel cutoff (DFCO) portion. A torque converter control module adjusts operation of a torque converter clutch (TCC). The POPD module and the torque converter control... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090118990 - Internal combustion engine system and misfire determining method for internal combustion engine: An influence component N30m of every 30 degrees in a 30 degree rotation speed N30 base as time required for 30 degree rotation of a crankshaft is calculated by using a frequency characteristic of an influence given to a rotation fluctuation of a crankshaft by output torque output from a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090118989 - Knock signal detection in automotive systems: In an automotive system (300), a knock detection scheme is provided for detecting knock events in an internal combustion engine that are sensed by a transducer structure, such as a non-intrusive acoustic accelerometer sensor (310) to generate sensor signal information which is processed by a signal processing structure (312, 316,... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP - Freescale
20090118991 - After-stop fuel pressure control device of direct injection engine: A pressure reducing valve is provided for reducing fuel pressure in a high-pressure fuel system, which supplies high-pressure fuel from a high-pressure pump to an injector, after an engine stops. An ECU detects or estimates an engine stop position when the engine stops and sets after-stop target fuel pressure in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090118992 - Method for controlling a start-up of an internal combustion engine: Method for controlling a start-up of an internal combustion engine, an actuation of the internal combustion engine being begun and maintained by an electric machine in order to set the internal combustion engine into independent motion, thereby characterized, in that the actuation of the internal combustion engine is concluded before... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090118993 - Adapting indicated engine torque during regeneration of a diesel particulate filter: In a motor vehicle powertrain that includes a diesel engine, a particulate filter and a torque converter, a method for correcting an indicated engine output torque includes estimating a magnitude of torque being transmitted from the engine to the torque converter while regenerating the particulate filter, determining a reference magnitude... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20090118995 - Automated location-intelligent traffic notification service systems and methods: Traffic notification systems include a location determination system that is configured to determine a geographic location of a subscriber and an automated traffic notification system that is configured to automatically transmit a traffic notification message that is based on the geographic location of the subscriber to a wireless terminal that... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20090118994 - Vehicle and lane recognizing device: A lane recognizing device comprises: an image processing means which performs a process of estimating a lane of a road by processing an image of the road and outputs a result of the process as first lane information; a lane estimating means which performs a process of estimating the lane... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090118996 - System and method for determining a prediction of average speed for a segment of roadway: The present invention provides a system and method for determining the necessary departure time to allow for an on-time or desired arrival time at a particular location over a particular route based on the evaluation of historic, present, and predicted road conditions.... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20090118998 - Flight tracking display systems and methods: A computer-based method of displaying real time flight information for aircraft. includes retrieving data previously stored for which there is real time flight information and causing display, on a screen of a client computing device, automatically and repetitively of a plurality of views of a geographic map. Such views collectively... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090118997 - Integrated flight data interface for airport traffic control towers: A method of displaying electronic flight data together with airport surface detection data in an airport traffic control tower system. The Integrated Electronic Flight Data Interface incorporates Electronic Flight Data with a surface surveillance system.... Agent: Martin E. Robinson, Jr. Federal Aviation Administration, Agc-500
20090118999 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine to transmit power to a driveline: A method for operating an engine includes defining a two-dimensional search region based upon an input power transmittable between the internal combustion engine and an electromechanical transmission. The method further includes iteratively dividing the two-dimensional search region into a plurality of subregions based upon one of the input power and... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20090119000 - Method and device for determining mass-related variables of a vehicle: A method for determining mass-related variables of a vehicle is described. Spring compression travel values (Le,1, Le,r) are measured on at least one sprung axle of the vehicle, and an actual value (zs,1) for the height of the center of gravity of the vehicle is determined from the measured spring... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090119001 - Method and system for finding multimodal transit route directions based on user preferred transport modes: A method and system for finding multimodal transit route solutions with a computer software program is described that finds the most efficient transit routes based on user preferred modes of transport. The route finding system has four layers that include a presentation layer, an application layer, a component layer and... Agent: Feldman Law Group, P.C.
20090119003 - Navigation system and route guidance method: A navigation system provides guidance for performing a U-turn. The navigation system includes a processing unit, which acquires guidance route information and road information to determine whether the guidance route requires a turning around in a divided two-lane road. If a turning around is required, the processing unit specifies an... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20090119002 - Terminal for satellite navigation system: n
20090119004 - Method for providing contents in real time and navigation system for executing the method: The present invention relates to a method of providing a content in real time and a navigation system for providing a content in real time which recognizes an allowance time for providing the content by considering a time, a distance, a road straightness from a current guide point to a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090119005 - Navigation control device, navigation equipment, server and destination setting system: A navigation control device, which is mounted in navigation equipment searching for a route and sets a destination from plural pieces of position information forwarded, includes: accepting portion accepting the plural pieces of position information forwarded from the mobile terminal; present position information acquiring portion acquiring present position information about... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090119006 - Method, system and computer program products for real-time departure estimations for transportation systems: Methods, systems and computer program products estimate a departure time for a transportation user using a mobile device. A range of departure times, a user location and/or travel time to a station, and a transportation route can be received. Real-time location information for a plurality of transportation units on the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Mb Attn: Patent Docketing
20090119008 - Electronic guide system, contents server for electronic guide system, portable electronic guide device, and information processing method for electronic guide system: Tour guide contents stored in a tour guide apparatus carried by a user at a tour destination are provided with points of interest information and map data. This information includes latitude and longitude information for the site of each point of interest, and information on the providers of the information... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090119007 - Navigation system: A navigation system including: a map image storage device which stores a map image having a polygon image being correlated to a facility name; a facility information storage device which stores the facility name and a facility location and also correlates the facility name to the facility location; a display... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090119010 - Multidimensional evidence grids and system and methods for applying same: Mapping, localization, and navigation systems for use with a mobile unit are provided that use a sensor model with adjustable parameters. The system includes range sensors configured to collect range data and a data storage system having stored therein an evidence grid representing an environment and a sensor model comprising... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20090119011 - Navigation apparatus: A navigation apparatus includes: an input operating unit; a map image storage member; a current position detecting member; a destination determination member; a visiting order determination member which determines a visiting order of each of the plurality of destinations in an revisable manner; a display control member which displays on... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090119012 - Navigation apparatus: The navigation apparatus includes: a storage member which stores map data; a display member which displays the map data and related information to an operator; a current position detecting member which detects the current position of the operator; a destination obtaining member which obtains one or a plurality of destinations... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090119009 - System and method for displaying address information on a map: A method of displaying a map on a wireless communications device includes steps of determining a current position of the wireless communications device, determining address information corresponding to the current position of the wireless communications device, and presenting the address information to a user of the device. The address information... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (rim)
20090119013 - Content creation, distribution, interaction, and monitoring system: A system for managing an end-user's request for information and entertainment. This information can be retrieved using a kiosk with a computer, using software over the Internet with a hardwired computer-like device, or using software with a wireless handheld device. Applications include any areas including commercial, industrial, and government where... Agent: Matt O'malley
20090119014 - Navigation system for alerting drivers of nearby vehicles: A navigation system having a transceiver configured to receive a first GPS location signal corresponding to a geographic location of the navigation system and a second GPS location signal corresponding to a geographic location of a vehicle, a processor operatively coupled to the transceiver, the processor configured to determine a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20090119015 - Systems and methods for processing navigational solutions: Systems and methods for processing navigational solutions are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes a navigational computing device comprising a processor and memory that stores a navigational solution manager that is executed by the processor to provide a receiver position. The navigational solution manager is configured to collect... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090119016 - Vehicular present position detection apparatus and program storage medium: There is a need for improving the accuracy of estimating a gain error for an angular velocity sensor. An error estimation section and a correction section are provided as well as a gyroscope that detects an angular velocity of a vehicle. The error estimation section assumes the gain error of... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090119017 - Localization key and corresponding methods: Disclosed are methods of providing an electronic device and a corresponding localization key to a customer for localization of the electronic device, as well as a corresponding localization key and computer-readable medium. The methods select a localization key corresponding to the location of the customer, and provide the electronic device... Agent: Prass LLPPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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