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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location July category listing 07/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090192659 - Aircraft maintenance laptop: An apparatus comprises a portable computer, and program code stored on the portable computer. The program code is capable of being executed to establish a communications link with an aircraft network data processing system in an aircraft, obtain information about the aircraft over the communications link, display the information on... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090192658 - Vehicle guidance system and method: A vehicle guidance system in accordance with the present disclosure has a transmitter for transmitting information related to a movement of a vehicle to a receiver and logic configured to determine how to steer a vehicle so as to align the vehicle with an object, the logic further configured to... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.
20090192661 - Braking regeneration energy shunt system: A regeneration energy shunt system utilizes a module to monitor the power bus voltage and can divert excess regeneration energy to a resistor array to dissipate the excess regeneration energy. The module can monitor the state of charge of a rechargeable power source to ascertain when excess regeneration energy condition... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090192660 - Method and system for controlling a motive power system of an automotive vehicle: Environment conditions expected to be encountered by a vehicle are used as inputs in determining operating modes of a motive power system of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. A vehicle operating in charge depleting mode may transition to operate in charge sustaining mode if the vehicle is expected to encounter... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20090192666 - Driver assistance system for local and time assessment and prediction of the driving dynamics of a vehicle: The invention relates to a driver assistance system for local and time assessment and prediction of the driving dynamics of a vehicle within a traffic system and to the transmission of the information resulting thereof to neighboring vehicles. According to the invention, the data generated independently from each other in... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090192665 - Electric power steering device: A rotational angle correction controller controls generation of an inverse assist torque using the “phase deviation” due to the correction of the rotational angle θ, thereby performing the rotational angle correction control to smooth rotation of the motor during two phase drive. In addition, the rotational angle correction controller functions... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090192663 - Hybrid controller employing system remedial action function: A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) employing a hybrid system using both an internal combustion engine and a second motor/generator as a propelling power source for vehicle propulsion, and also employing a first generator driven by the engine for power generation, an integrated HEV control system is provided to control the... Agent: Daimlerchrysler Intellectual Capital Corporation Cims 483-02-19
20090192664 - Method for determining the mass of a motor vehicle: A method for determining a motor vehicle mass which is implemented in conjunction with shifting an automated shift transmission from a current gear to a desired gear. In determining the mass, a value force and movement parameters are determined partly before or after the shift operation and partly during it.... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20090192662 - Method of monitoring canbus information: The specification and drawing figures describe and show a method and system of monitoring CANbus information across an integrated wireless equipment management system and a mobile wireless communications system. The CANbus, mounted in a vehicle, provides communication and diagnostic information among vehicle components that, because the CANbus also is operatively... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090192667 - Tire monitoring system: A plurality of pressure sensors are provided in a tire of an aircraft landing gear, such sensors being carried by the same stem assembly that has the inflation-deflation valve for the tire. A communication microcircuit is provided in the stem. The communication microcircuit is connected to one coil of a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090192668 - Data recorder and storage system for line replaceable unit: A data recorder is configured to be mounted to a line replaceable unit (LRU) and utilized in conjunction with a service monitor. The data recorder includes a memory, a processor coupled to the memory and configured to store operational data pertaining to the LRU in the memory, and a monitor... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090192669 - Method for detecting the motion of a vehicle and corresponding device: A method of detecting the motion of a vehicle (13) of which at least one wheel unit (11) of said vehicle is equipped with a motion detection element (D) that generates a motion signal (20) when the vehicle is in motion, including: establishing (19) a collection of characteristics of parasitic... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090192670 - Control apparatus and control method for onboard device: A control apparatus includes a recommended operation determination section, a user interface section, and a control section. The recommended operation determination section uses a first probability model to determine a second operation associated with a first operation having been performed for an onboard device. The user interface section displays the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090192671 - Electric auxiliary heating unit for a motor vehicle: An electric auxiliary heating unit for a motor vehicle reliably avoids temperature overshoots of the heated air, especially during acceleration phases of the vehicle. The temperature of adjustment the discharged hot air is adjusted in dependence upon the vehicle speed. This is preferably done via a stored characteristic field via... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20090192672 - Flat panel touch interface for vehicle climate control system: A vehicle control panel includes knobs and a touch sensitive interface in the place of conventional mechanically activated buttons. The substitution is implemented without modification to the bezel or console assembly and with many components common to consoles utilizing conventional mechanically activated buttons.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090192673 - Bicycle user interface system and method of operation thereof: A bicycle is disclosed having a control system with a user interface and an active suspension system. The control system includes a one or more sensors arranged to measure and transmit a signal indicative of the terrain over which the bicycle is being ridden. The active suspension system includes a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090192674 - Hydraulically propelled - gryoscopically stabilized motor vehicle: A hydraulically propelled, gyroscopically stabilized muter vehicle that exhibits extremely high fuel efficiency and personnel safety. Fuel efficiency is derived from the application of a large energy wheel functioning to provide energy storage as well as inertial stabilization The energy wheel never needs to be replaced and when its energy... Agent: Gerald F. Simons
20090192675 - Motion control system for vehicle based on jerk information: In a motion control system for a vehicle including control means for controlling a yaw moment of the vehicle; first detection means for detecting a longitudinal velocity (V) of the vehicle; second detection means for detecting a lateral jerk (Gy_dot) of the vehicle; and third detection means for detecting a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090192676 - Method for populating motor vehicle yaw gain tables for use in an electronic stability control system: An automated and algorithmic method utilizing motor vehicle steering geometry knowledge, applicable to small and large turn angles, along with knowledge of motor vehicle understeer gradient, for determining motor vehicle yaw gain by which a motor vehicle yaw gain table is populated for use by an electronic stability control system... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090192677 - Vehicle communication system and method: A vehicle communication system and communication steering wheel is provided. The communication steering wheel includes a display, a wireless transceiver configured to operably connect to a wireless device, a sensor, configured to obtain directional steering information and a controller, configured to receive input from the wireless transceiver and the sensor... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090192678 - Vehicle, vehicle control device, and vehicle manufacturing method: A shape of a visible edge of a vehicle hood, a shape of a visible edge of a vehicle instrument panel, or a shape of a top edge of a ceramic line formed at a windshield glass is made to be a curve expressed by hyperbolic function y2=Ax2+2Bx+C, where x... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090192679 - Control apparatus for electric power steering apparatus: The present invention provides a control apparatus for an electric power steering apparatus comprises: a steering assist command value calculating section; a current control section that calculates a voltage command value; and a motor driving section that drives a motor based on the voltage command value, wherein an assist power... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090192680 - Steering system and method for quadrant dependant adapting of return torque: A method for generating a return torque signal in an electric servo steering system of a vehicle, including the steps of: determining a current steering wheel position; determining a current vehicle speed; generating a return torque signal as a function of the steering wheel position and the vehicle speed; determining... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20090192681 - Vehicle controller and controlling method: An ECU executes a program including the steps of: detecting a distance to an object; changing over a changeover damper from an inside air circulation to an outside air circulation when a collision is predicted; controlling a power window device to move down a door glass; turning an SMR off... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090192682 - Operator enclosure including movable top and machine using same: A machine includes an operator enclosure mounted on a machine frame. The operator enclosure includes at least first and second sides, a top, and a front access door. An operator floor space of the machine is located between the front access door and an operator seat of the machine. The... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper Intellectual Property Department
20090192683 - Vehicle control device, vehicle control method and computer program: An anti-collision control is provided under circumstances where it is determined that there is a risk of collision between a host vehicle and a preceding vehicle. The anti-collision control utilizes host vehicle information, preceding vehicle information, and surrounding road conditions to determine whether or not a collision with the preceding... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090192684 - Vehicle trajectory control system: A method for controlling an engine coupled to a transmission is described. The method is suited for a transmission having at least one gear in which an over-running clutch is present. The invention describes a method for adjusting an engine operating parameter to maintain transmission input speed at or below... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090192685 - Method of operating a transmission auxiliary pump: A method of controlling an auxiliary pump for use with a transmission in a vehicle is provided, the vehicle having a system voltage/current. The method comprises: determining an optimal auxiliary pump start voltage/current; determining if the system voltage/current is less than the optimal auxiliary pump start voltage/current; if yes, determining... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090192686 - Method and driver assistance system for sensor-based drive-off control of a motor vehicle: A method for controlling the drive-off of a motor vehicle in which the area in front of the vehicle is sensed using a sensor device and a drive-off enabling signal is automatically output after the vehicle stops, if the traffic situation allows. Features of the road in the area in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090192688 - System for sensing road and traffic conditions: A traffic sensing system for collecting information on traffic conditions is provided. A traffic sensing system includes a traffic sensing server and a mobile traffic sensing device that sends traffic reports to the traffic sensing server. An MTS device may use an accelerometer integrated into a smart phone to detect... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090192687 - Vehicle path control for autonomous braking system: A motor vehicle travel path control which monitors, during an autonomous braking event initiated by a collision preparation system the actual motor vehicle travel path in relation to the driver intended motor vehicle travel path, and in the event a departure from the driver intended motor vehicle path occurs, the... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20090192689 - Output shaft speed sensor based anti-lock braking system: An anti-lock braking system (ABS) calculates driven wheel speed without any sensors on the driven axle assembly. A powertrain control module (PCM) receives signals from an output shaft speed (OSS) sensor and adds the speed and axle ratio information to a control network bus. Access to the CAN bus is... Agent: Nugent & Smith, LLP
20090192690 - Self-energizing disk brake and control method for a self-energizing brake: A method for controlling a self-energizing disc brake having an electric actuator in which an activation force applied to the actuator is amplified using a self-energizing device arranged between the actuator and brake lining is described. The method has a brake application unit for applying at least one brake lining... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090192691 - Turf maintenance vehicle all-wheel drive system: A turf maintenance vehicle all-wheel drive traction control system includes a primary wheel propelling the vehicle. A first motor rotates the primary wheel. A traction control system has a first portion communicating with the first motor to monitor either a first motor current demand or a rotational speed of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090192693 - Control system for internal combustion engine: A control system for an internal combustion engine is disclosed. In the control system, an engine state parameter is calculated using a self-organizing map for calculating a predetermined output parameter according to at least one engine operating parameter which indicates an operating condition of said engine. The engine state parameter... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090192692 - Method and device for operating a drive unit: A method and a device are provided for operating a drive unit of a vehicle having an engine which in a first operating state is operated with a first number of cylinders and in a second operating state is operated with a second number of cylinders. The first number of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090192696 - method for evaluating the quantity of fuel injected by a fuel injector in an internal combustion engine, particularly a diesel common-rail engine: A method is provided that includes, but is not limited to acquiring the crankshaft speed signal while one fuel injector is energized for a determined period of time (ET) in which all the other fuel injectors are de-energized, processing the acquired crankshaft speed signal so as to obtain signals or... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20090192694 - Apparatus and method for adjusting the performance of an internal combustion engine: A passive control device is interposable between an oxygen sensor and an electric control unit of a motor vehicle to modify a reference voltage used by the electric control unit so that a richer fuel mixture is provided to an internal combustion engine of the motor vehicle than would otherwise... Agent: Maxey Law Offices, PLLC
20090192695 - Fuel injection control apparatus for a vehicle, and method of using same: A fuel injection control apparatus includes a low-side driver, arranged electrically downstream of an injector and operable to drive the injector with a changeover of an ON-OFF state thereof in response to a drive signal from a CPU; a high-side driver, arranged electrically upstream of the injector and downstream of... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20090192697 - Engine control system and vehicle including the same: A control system for an engine includes a regulator with an output waveform which includes a plurality of waves, each wave having a peak portion, a first portion located on a front side of the peak portion, and a second portion located on the other side of the peak portion,... Agent: Jones Day
20090192698 - Method for automatically controlling a stationary gas engine: A method for automatically controlling a stationary gas engine, where an engine speed control deviation is computed from a set engine speed (nSL) and an actual engine speed (nIST), and a set torque is determined as a correcting variable from the speed control deviation by a speed controller, where a... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20090192699 - Control system for internal combustion engine: A control system for an internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas recirculation device for recirculating a part of exhaust gases to an intake system of the engine is disclosed. An estimated exhaust gas recirculation amount is calculated using a neural network to which at least one engine operating parameter... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090192700 - Method and system for starting system prognosis and diagnosis: A starting system for an internal combustion engine includes an energy supply device, a starting device connected to the engine and the energy supply device, and a controller connected to the engine, the energy supply device, and the starting device. The controller is configured to cause the energy supply device... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090192701 - Automatic determination of major taxi-paths from aircraft surveillance data: A method and computer program using airport surveillance data to define common paths taken by vehicles on the airport surface is presented. Position data points for a group of vehicles create separate paths for each of the vehicles in the group. A matrix is created including areas measured between the... Agent: Burr & Brown
20090192703 - Method and device for providing information about points of interest using a navigation system: A method for defining a geographic area in a map detail for use in a navigation device includes: selecting an area shape; positioning the selected area shape on the map detail at a desired position; and performing a function of the navigation device as a function of a geographic area... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090192704 - Portable navigation device: A navigation device is configured to allocate display setting such as color schemes and screen contents to at least one ambient lighting condition, monitors and evaluates a signal indicative of ambient lighting conditions and determines whether display settings for the current ambient lighting conditions are already in use and to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090192702 - Situation-aware personal information management for a mobile device: A technique for providing a mobile device user with a “when to leave” alarm on his or her mobile device. The user has scheduled an appointment at a given time and location in the user's personal information manager (PIM) executing on the mobile device. A representative PIM is a calendar... Agent: Law Office Of David H. Judson
20090192705 - Adaptive and personalized navigation system: Adaptive navigation techniques are disclosed that allow navigation systems to learn from a user's personal driving history. As a user drives, models are developed and maintained to learn or otherwise capture the driver's personal driving habits and preferences. Example models include road speed, hazard, favored route, and disfavored route models.... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20090192706 - Apparatus and method for map data management: In a course of updating old map data on a hard disk drive to new map data, a low-priority portion of the old map data that has less importance/necessity is deleted to create a vacant area, and a high-priority portion of the new map data is copied to the vacant... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090192707 - Audio guide device, audio guide method, and audio guide program: A sound guiding apparatus enabling a user to intuitively understand traveling route information from a sound includes a position detecting unit that detects a current position of a user; a determining unit that determines a traveling direction based on the detected current position and a destination of the user; a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090192708 - Method and system for estimating step length pedestrian navigation system: A method and system for estimating a step length in a pedestrian navigation system is provided. The method of estimating a step length in a pedestrian navigation system includes calculating a walking frequency and an acceleration variance of a pedestrian by using acceleration data acquired from an acceleration sensor, calculating... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090192709 - Position source selection: Techniques are described for position source selection. In an implementation, an electronic device provides a variety of functionality including at least functionality to determine position. The electronic device may be further configured to select between a plurality of position sources to determine position based upon a variety of selection criteria.... Agent: Garmin Ltd. C/o Garmin International, Inc.
20090192710 - Method and system for collision course prediction and collision avoidance and mitigation: A system for collision course prediction includes a host vehicle sensor system detecting information relating to a target object including a position and a velocity relative to the host vehicle; a time-to-collision estimator control block calculating an estimated time-to-collision based on a longitudinal distance, longitudinal velocity and longitudinal acceleration of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090187290 - Collision predicting apparatus and collision predicting method: A collision predicting apparatus detects subject targets present in the traveling course of the own vehicle by using the relative distance and the relative velocity, etc. The apparatus also calculates the predicted collision time of each subject target on the basis of the relative distance and the relative velocity. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090187289 - Electronic control unit for use in a vehicle: A first microcomputer in an ECU outputs a CID of the ECU in response to a request from a scan tool when the ECU has multiple microcomputers implemented therein. Each of the multiple microcomputers has an additive value stored therein for counting an update of the software. The additive values... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090187291 - System, method, and computer software code for providing real time optimization of a mission plan for a powered system: A method for operating a powered system, the method including determining whether a mission plan of the powered system is correct to satisfy at least one mission objective of the powered system, if not, updating information used to establish the mission plan, revising the mission plan based on the updated... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20090187292 - Integrated pitch, roll, and yaw inceptor: A method and apparatus for a control system for an aircraft. The control system comprises a grip, a set of feedback components connected to the grip, and a set of sensors. The set of feedback components transmit a restoring force opposite to a movement of the grip. The set of... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090187293 - Electrically activated aircraft landing gear control system and method: An electrically activated landing gear control system is provided. A processing module of landing gear control system is provided with landing gear control system software that receives data relating to the position of a landing gear lever. Proximity sensors positioned at landing gear and wheel well areas of the aircraft... Agent: RozenblatIPLLC And The Boeing Company
20090187296 - Automatic creation, maintenance and monitoring of a guideway database: A method and system for creating, maintain, and monitoring a guideway database is disclosed.... Agent: Lockheed Martin C/o Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090187295 - Message protocol for efficient transmission of vital directives on a guideway: A method for delivering and maintaining mandatory directives data from a central office server to an on-board system in an efficient and vital manner is disclosed.... Agent: Lockheed Martin C/o Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090187294 - System and method for train awakening: A method and system for vitally determining initial vehicle location on a guideway when the vehicle is awakened is disclosed.... Agent: Lockheed Martin C/o Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090187297 - Integrated vessel monitoring and control system: A vessel monitoring and control system. Data indicative of operational conditions for vessel systems is transmitted from the vessel to one or more remote sites and commands are received from the one or more remote sites for controlling the vessel systems. Multiple transmitting and receiving components are available on the... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P. A.
20090187298 - Vehicle propulsion arrangement: An example vehicle propulsion arrangement includes a planetary gear differential. A first branch of the planetary gear differential is rotatably connected to a first source of rotation. A second branch of the planetary gear differential is rotatably connected to a second source of rotation. A third branch of the planetary... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090187299 - Method and system for autonomous tracking of a mobile target by an unmanned aerial vehicle: This invention provides a system and method for autonomously tracking a moving target from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with a variety of airframe and sensor payload capabilities so that the target remains within the vehicle's sensor field of view regardless of the specific target motion patterns. The invention uses information... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090187301 - Detection of engine intake manifold air-leaks: A method of determining an engine intake air leak may include measuring an air flow rate into an internal combustion engine, comparing the measured air flow rate to a first predetermined air flow limit, calculating an estimated air flow rate into the engine when the measured air flow rate is... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090187300 - Integrated vehicle computer system: An integrated vehicle computer system is provided. The features of the integrated vehicle computer system include a video based vehicle/driver security system that delivers immediate incident notification, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, live visual traffic grids with links to live freeway cameras, internet access and mobile wireless hub capability, email, internet music... Agent: Jones Day
20090187302 - 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 20 on the basis of a difference between a reference state amount determined by a vehicle model 16 and an actual state amount of an... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090187304 - Electronic control module integrated diagnostic flight recorder methods and systems: A control system for a vehicle is provided. The system generally includes a first setup module that configures at least one data recording trigger based on data parameters received from at least one of a telematics system and a technician tool. A data logger module records and stores real-time vehicle... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090187303 - Method for model-based diagnosis of a mechatronic system: A method for model-based diagnosis of a mechatronic system. A control unit within the mechatronic system performs error detection and an arithmetic unit outside of the mechatronic system performs error identification.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090187305 - Method of detecting manipulation of a programmable memory device of a digital controller: A method of detecting manipulation of a programable memory device of a digital controller for a motor vehicle is described; data and control programs for operation of the controller and for control/regulation of certain functions of the motor vehicle can be stored in the memory device. To permit especially reliable... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090187306 - Control module with flexible sensor inputs: A control module includes a sensor input, a discrete signal control module and a processor. The sensor input receives a sensor signal. The discrete signal control module includes a discrete signal input and selectively generates a digital signal based on the sensor signal. A processor includes a time-based input, a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090187307 - Display control device: A light ECU in a light control device performs a display process of obtaining speed limit information at a current position of the driver's vehicle on a road and of instructing a pixel light system to display the speed limit information on the surface of the road. The light control... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090187309 - Health state management device and health state management system: A health state management device according to present invention manages information on a state of health of a driver of transportation equipment, and includes: an authentication portion which authenticates the driver; a health state judgment portion which measures blood component data of the driver authenticated by the authentication portion, and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090187308 - Vehicle surroundings monitoring apparatus: In a stereo-image recognition apparatus, pixel blocks having correlation with the brightness characteristics of target pixel blocks extracted from a reference image of a stereo image are specified in a comparative image so as to calculate parallaxes of the pixel blocks. Further, distance-data calculation pixel blocks whose distance data is... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090187310 - Suspension control system and suspension control method for vehicle: A suspension control system and a suspension control method for a vehicle control the suspension based on the condition of the road surface traveled by the vehicle in addition to information pertaining to a corner obtained from a navigation device when the vehicle approaches the corner. A microprocessor controls damping... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090187312 - Electric power steering device: The rotational angle correction controller includes a second correction amount-computing part that computes a second correction amount ε2 for correcting the rotational angle θ such that the phase is shifted in the steering operation direction, and the rotational angle correction controller performs the rotational angle correction by adding the computed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090187311 - System and method for electronically power assisted steering: A system and method for controlling a vehicle steering system, comprising receiving at least one signal corresponding to one or more of a lateral acceleration, a longitudinal acceleration, a vertical acceleration, a suspension travel, and a vehicle speed, calculating or determining an optimum steering rack travel from the at least... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC (w/ Ford Motor Co.)
20090187314 - Electronic control apparatus for controlling on-vehicle devices when vehicle is about to be submerged in flooded area: An electric control apparatus, mounted on a vehicle, has a height direction and comprises an electronic circuit board, a submersion sensor, and a controller. The electric circuit board has a mounting surface and is mounted in the vehicle so that the mounting surface is along the height direction of the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090187313 - Vehicle driving assistance apparatus: In a vehicle driving assistance apparatus having an electric motor to impart steering torque to the driver and a driving control unit that conducts collision avoidance assistance control and other steering control including lane departure prevention control, power steering control and parking assistance control for providing assistance during parking of... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090187315 - Pitch plow and method of controlling an elevation of a cutting edge of a pitch plow: A pitch plow and a method of controlling an elevation of a cutting edge of a pitch plow having a frame and a shank that is pivotally mounted to the frame, with the shank defining a cutting edge includes a control system that controls an elevation of the cutting edge.... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090187316 - Pto overspeed protection strategy: An exemplary embodiment includes a method of operating a drivetrain. The drivetrain includes a PTO and a transmission having multiple speed ratios. The PTO includes a PTO output member and a PTO input member. The method includes monitoring a speed value representative of a rotational speed of a PTO component,... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090187317 - Control device of automatic transmission: An ECU executes a program including a step of regulating an opening position of an electronic throttle to be A when determination on downshifting from a fifth gear to a second gear is outputted, a step of detecting the turbine revolution number NT, a step of regulating the opening position... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090187318 - Machine control system implementing speed-based clutch modulation: A machine control system for use with a machine having a power source and a transmission is disclosed. The machine control system may have a clutch configured to connect an output of the power source with an input of the transmission. The machine control system may also have a sensor... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090187319 - Control method for four-wheel drive vehicle: A drive force control method for a four-wheel drive vehicle including a torque distributing mechanism capable of changing a drive force distribution ratio between front and rear wheels and a drive force distribution ratio between right and left front wheels or between right and left rear wheels. This method includes... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090187321 - Detector: A detector includes an image pickup unit mounted on a vehicle to obtain an image of an object; and a detecting unit for detecting an object in an object detecting area at a predetermined distance from the image pickup unit. The image pickup unit may include a monocular camera, and... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090187320 - Method and apparatus for predicting braking system friction: A brake system control method determines vehicle operating conditions, compares the conditions to an allowable range, and uses a neural network to predict an expected coefficient of friction when the conditions are within the range. When the conditions fall outside of the range, the method determines an amount of required... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090187322 - Motion control device for vehicle: A motion control device for a vehicle includes a vehicle speed obtaining means for obtaining a speed of the vehicle, a curve shape obtaining means for obtaining a shape of a curve existing ahead of the vehicle on a road on which the vehicle is traveling, a position obtaining means... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090187323 - Method for improving the overturning behavior of vehicles with the aid of rear axle intervention: A method for improving the overturn behavior of vehicles in which in an imminent or predictably expected overturn risk at least the rear wheel on the outside of the curve is braked, in an imminent or predictably expected overturn risk the rear wheel on the outside of the curve being... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090187324 - Vehicle stability control system and method: A vehicle stability control system comprises a 5-sensor cluster and a stability controller configured to communicate with the 5-sensor cluster and receive signals corresponding to a lateral acceleration, a longitudinal acceleration, a yaw rate, a roll rate, and a pitch rate from the 5-sensor cluster. The stability controller can also... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC (w/ Ford Motor Co.)
20090187325 - Method for controlling a compression-ignition internal combustion engine and control device for controlling a compression-ignition internal combustion engine: A method for controlling a compression-ignition internal combustion engine includes the following steps: predefining a setpoint combustion point for the compression-ignition internal combustion engine, predefining a calculation model for calculating a probable deviation of a future cycle of the internal combustion engine from the predefined setpoint combustion point while taking... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090187326 - Electric motor for fuel pump with improved shutdown features: An electric motor for a fuel pump is provided with a shutdown switch positioned intermediate an inverter, and its control coil. In this location, the shutdown function can be achieved without heavy components. In another feature, when the fuel pump is shut down, a signal is sent upstream to a... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090187328 - Engine vacuum enhancement in an internal combustion engine: A control system for an engine includes a manifold absolute pressure (MAP) module that compares MAP of an engine to a predetermined MAP and an air/spark module that decreases flow of air and that advances ignition spark when the MAP module indicates that the MAP is greater than a predetermined... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090187327 - Liquid pump control system: Fuel or additive pump control system comprising a fuel or additive system control unit (FSCU(6)), which communicates with an engine control unit (EDU(I)) through communication means (13). The FSCU comprises means using data from the ECU for calculating a desired fuel or additive pressure, means (10) for comparing the desired... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta
20090187329 - Method of controlling a mechanical compression ratio and a start timing of an actual compression action: An internal combustion engine provided with a variable compression ratio mechanism able to change a mechanical compression ratio and an actual compression action start timing changing mechanism able to change a start timing of an actual compression action. The mechanical compression ratio is made maximum so that the expansion ratio... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090187330 - Method and device for monitoring an engine control unit: A method for plausibilization of an engine control function for an internal combustion engine includes: provision of injection parameters with which an injection of fuel into cylinders of the internal combustion engine is controlled on the basis of a torque that is to be realized; estimation of an actual torque... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090187331 - Method and system for operating a combustion engine brake: A method and system for operating a combustion engine brake especially for a heavy vehicle like a truck or a bus is disclosed. By detecting a brake torque value which is delivered by the combustion engine brake for braking the vehicle, and, if the amount of the difference between a... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20090187332 - Method for controlling air traffic: A method is disclosed for controlling the traffic of flying vehicles. More specifically, a method using a one-to-one function is described that can assign one and only one elevation of travel to each allowable desired direction of travel.... Agent: Joshua Popik Glucoft
20090187336 - Map update server, map update system, and car navigation system: An update information providing server for providing data of an updated portion in map data composed of plural kinds of the data includes: a map data storage unit configured to store incremental update data of a difference between the data at a predefined time and newest data, and a data... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090187333 - Method and system for displaying navigation instructions: A method and a system for displaying navigation instructions of a navigation system in a vehicle, a section of the vehicle's surroundings being recorded by a camera and displayed as a surroundings image using a display unit; the navigation instruction also being displayed using the display unit; and in response... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090187334 - Method for operating a navigational system: A method for operating a navigational system, especially a navigational system for a motor vehicle, having a memory, a display unit and at least one operating element, map data being loaded from a map data memory into the memory; the map data being subdivided into first map data and second... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090187335 - Navigation device: A device for ascertaining and displaying a route course for a transportation means comprises a road network. In particular, a navigation device having a data processing device, which is also used to ascertain the route course, and having display means, which are also used to visualize the ascertained route course.... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090187337 - System and method for navigation of a building, campus or retail structure with a mobile device: The invention is concerned with a local navigational system, comprising a receiver configured to receive from a requester a request for navigational information to a destination within a facility, a locator configured to determine an initial location of the requester, a data source configured to provide navigational information from the... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20090187338 - Automatic alerting method and system for aerial vehicle target tracking: This invention provides a system and method for automatically inferring when a target that is being tracked by an aerial vehicle is doing something significant (e.g. stopping suddenly, changing direction quickly or getting out of track view), and consequently alerting an operator. The alerting system also provides a classification of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090187339 - Method of collecting information for a geographic database for use with a navigation system: A method for collecting geographic data identifies a pedestrian segment associated with a path. Location information for the pedestrian segment is collected. Additionally, lighting level attribute information is collected for the pedestrian segment. The location information and the lighting level attribute information are stored in the geographic database that is... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20090187342 - Method and apparatus for access point recording using a position device: A method and apparatus for identifying access points using a positioning device and a map having a plurality of segments; determining that the positioning device is near a first location; detecting that the positioning device is off-route at a second location; and storing the second location as a first access... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)
20090187340 - Method and apparatus for hybrid routing using breadcrumb paths: A method and apparatus for routing using a positioning device and a map having a plurality of segments; generating a first route from a first location to a second location; generating signals to provide directions along the first route using positioning information from the positioning device; detecting that the positioning... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)
20090187341 - Method and apparatus to search for local parking: A method for searching for parking for a vehicle using a positioning device and a map having a plurality of segments; determining that the vehicle is near a first location; generating a first route comprising segments from the plurality of segments, prioritizing segments closer to the first location and avoiding... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)
20090187343 - Method and device for assisting in driving a vehicle: A method and device for assisting in driving a vehicle, particularly a motor vehicle, having a surroundings detector for detecting at least a partial area of the surroundings of the vehicle, an output device for the output of information concerning the vehicle surroundings obtained from the surroundings detection to a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090182461 - Electric wiring system of a motor vehicle with an authentication apparatus: An electric wiring system of a motor vehicle with several control devices that communicate with each other via a data bus, and with an immobilizer is provided. In order to create an electric wiring system of a motor vehicle that includes an immobilizer with high reliability the immobilizer includes at... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090182460 - System and method for adjusting machine parameters: A system for adjusting machine parameters based on a skill level of an operator comprises a personal area network (PAN)-compatible electronic control module (ECM) located on a machine. The system also includes a PAN-compatible communication device associated with an operator of the machine. The PAN-compatible communication device is configured to... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090182462 - Method and system to accelerate aircraft wheels before touch-down: This invention improves the previous art to accelerate an aircraft's wheels before landing to avoid skidding in that it shows how to (1) provide adequate power by using the compressed air and gases of the jet engine, (2) rely on existing information from onboard systems to precisely control wheel spin... Agent: Rudolf H. Schmitz
20090182463 - Hybrid vehicle powertrain control method: A method for controlling a powertrain of a hybrid vehicle having an engine, a motor/generator, a battery that is rechargeable using at least one of the engine and the motor/generator, and a powertrain control module (PCM) includes determining a current location of the vehicle as a starting point of a... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090182464 - Method and apparatus for planning path of mobile robot: The apparatus includes a coarse map creating unit creating a coarse map which includes path information of the mobile robot; and a virtual door extracting unit extracting virtual doors which divide the coarse map into a plurality of sub regions, where the mobile robot sequentially cleans the sub regions one... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090182465 - Damage detection system: A damage detection system for a vehicle, a machine, and/or another type of structure may comprise a processor, and a plurality of connected transmitters communicatively connected to the processor. The plurality of connected transmitters may be adapted to be attached directly to a vehicle, a machine, and/or another type of... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC And The Boeing Company
20090182466 - Vehicle powertrain, controller thereof, and method for controlling vehicle powertrain: When a hybrid ECU determines that a malfunction in which a moment-adding flywheel cannot be connected to an engine occurs, an engine ECU controls a rotational speed of the engine to a value higher than that in a normal operation. Further, when the hybrid ECU determines that a malfunction in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090182467 - Indicating a low volume of fluid in a transmission sump: A method for sensing a volume of fluid located in an oil sump of a motor vehicle transmission includes repetitively determining a rate of change of a temperature of the oil, repetitively determining an acceleration of the vehicle, counting the number of occurrences in which said acceleration is greater than... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20090182468 - Understeer/oversteer correction for all wheel drive vehicle: A method for correcting an understeer/oversteer condition of an all wheel drive vehicle (10) by altering the torque delivered to at least one axle (14) of the vehicle is provided. The method includes a step of determining the vehicle speed and lateral acceleration (102). A calculation is made of a... Agent: Warn, Hoffmann, Miller & Lalone, .p.c
20090182469 - Adjustable mirror system: A mirror system facilitates the viewing of an area of a roadway rearwardly and to the side of a vehicle, for example, prior to changing lanes or direction in a roadway. To do so, in response to a user command, the mirror moves from a first position providing the driver... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090182471 - Lawn mower with weight transfer control system: A lawn mower or other vehicle having a pitch sensor for sensing a pitch condition of the lawn mower with respect to a horizontal level plane and generating a pitch signal corresponding to the pitch condition. The vehicle includes drive wheels, and has a front-mounted mower or other attachment at... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090182470 - Lawn mower with weight transfer mechanism: A lawn mower or other vehicle having a weight transfer mechanism to selectively transfer weight of a front-mounted mower or other attachment from the attachment to the drive wheels of the vehicle to improve traction in the drive wheels. The weight transfer mechanism may include a generally horizontal linear actuator... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090182472 - Real-time, bi-directional data management: An example method for real-time bi-directional data management includes receiving a requested data list from a field application, receiving an available data list from a data source, and subscribing to available data by mapping the available data list to the requested data list, the available data having a first data... Agent: Schlumberger Information Solutions
20090182473 - Active thermal management system and method for transmissions: An active thermal management system and method for selectively warming and cooling transmission fluid in a transmission usable with a vehicular engine is provided. The active thermal management system includes a thermal sensor which measures transmission fluid temperature and signals a valve to selectively communicate transmission fluid flow into one... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090182474 - Torque distribution system for a vehicle: A torque distribution system is provided for a vehicle that uses a planetary gear set, an electric motor, and a torque-transmitting mechanism to control a torque difference between two axially-aligned wheels on a vehicle. The torque distribution system includes a planetary gear set having a first, a second, and a... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090182475 - Work vehicle: A work vehicle includes an engine, a travel mechanism, a clutch, an inching operation member, and a controller. The travel mechanism is configured to cause the vehicle to travel. The clutch is configured to selectively transmit drive force from the engine to the travel mechanism. The inching operation member is... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090182476 - Methods and systems for calculating yaw gain for use in controlling a vehicle: A method for calculating a yaw gain for use in controlling a vehicle includes the steps of obtaining a steer angle of the vehicle, obtaining a vehicle speed, determining an adjustment factor for a baseline steering geometry equation, obtaining vehicle understeer gradient as a function of lateral acceleration, and calculating... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20090182478 - Axle torque based cruise control: An axle torque control system includes an axle torque request module that receives an axle torque request and that selectively outputs the axle torque request. An axle torque conversion module receives the axle torque request and converts the axle torque request to an engine torque request. A rate limit module... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090182480 - method and control device for adapting a minimum valve stroke: A method for adapting a preset value for a minimum valve stroke in an internal combustion engine, has the following steps: Replace the previous value for the minimum valve stroke with a new value; Determine an operating parameter of the internal combustion engine; Restore the previous value for the minimum... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090182481 - Engine performance equalization system and method: A system and method for limiting torque produced by each of piston engine driven race cars in which the engine ignition timing is set by reference to an ignition timing table and a torque table. The engine torque is sensed by a torque sensor installed in the drive train and... Agent: John R. Benefiel
20090182479 - Method for working out a temperature instruction cartography at entry into a particle filter: A method for working out instruction cartography for a temperature at entry into a filter. The method determines for each combination, which includes a soot mass in a particle filter, a temperature at the filter output, an air flowrate through the filter and a soot combustion rate in the filter... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090182483 - Method and device for controlling a self-igniting internal combustion engine: A method for controlling a self-igniting internal combustion engine includes: specifying a target combustion position; determining at least one actual combustion position of at least one cycle of the internal combustion engine; specifying a computing model for calculating a following combustion position as a function of the at least one... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090182486 - Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine: A method and a device are provided for operating an internal combustion engine, which make possible an improved characteristics curve correction of an actuator in an air supply of the internal combustion engine. In the process, an air mass flow supplied to the internal combustion engine is influenced via the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090182482 - Method for operating a self-igniting internal combustion engine, and corresponding control device: A method for operating a self-igniting internal combustion engine includes: introduction of a prespecified pre-injection quantity (PI) of a fuel into the internal combustion engine before and/or during an intermediate compression; determination of a pressure characteristic (PZV) in the internal combustion engine during the intermediate compression; prespecification of a target... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090182484 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine, computer program and control unit: A method for operating an internal combustion engine, especially an internal combustion engine that is operable, at least in a part-load range, in an operating mode with auto-ignition, in which, at an abrupt change in load and/or at a changeover between an operating mode with auto-ignition and an operating mode... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090182485 - Method for regulating an internal combustion engine, computer program and control unit: A method for regulating an internal combustion engine that is operable, at least in a part-load range, in an operating mode with auto-ignition and a combustion process of which is influenced by a manipulated variable, the method includes the steps of determining a desired value of a combustion position feature... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090182487 - method for adjusting a lookup table and a system for controlling an injector of a cylinder in a combustion engine: A method for adjusting a lookup table that includes preset on-time values for an injector of an engine linked to fuel injection quantity values (δ). The following steps are executed in a situation when the output shaft of the engine is disconnected from the output shaft of the gearbox. A... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090182488 - Temperature sensor diagnostics: A system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle includes an emission control device in an exhaust stream of the engine; an exhaust gas oxygen sensor coupled upstream of the emission control device; a temperature sensor coupled adjacent the emission control device; and a controller coupled to the exhaust... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090182489 - Intake air temperature (iat) rationality diagnostic with an engine block heater: A first method is suitable for vehicles having an ambient temperature sensor and employs an estimation model configured to estimate a minimum start-up engine coolant temperature (SUECT) if the engine block heater was operated during the previous soak period. A measured SUECT is then compared to estimated minimum SUECT from... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090182490 - Exhaust gas oxygen sensor monitoring: An internal combustion engine includes an exhaust system, an oxygen sensor in the exhaust system and a sensor malfunction monitor. The sensor malfunction monitor measures a rate of change of a signal from the sensor on detecting a turning point of the signal and detects a malfunction when a rate... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090182491 - Method and system for filtering a disturbed cylinder pressure signal from a cylinder in an internal combustion engine: For at least one disturbance variable of the cylinder pressure signal, which disturbance variable occurs only during specific limited time spans as the pressure profile of an operating cycle, a filter tuned to the type of disturbance variable is fixed and is assigned to the corresponding disturbance variable time window... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090182492 - Adaptive navigation system for estimating travel times: An estimated travel time for a route generated by a navigation system can be modified using a route-specific, custom travel factor computed from data collected by the navigation system while the user is traveling the route. In one aspect, the data can be stored in a local or remote database... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090182496 - Map information delivery server, map information delivery system and method for delivering map information: A map information delivery server includes: a memory that receives a travel record of a vehicle transmitted from an in-vehicle communication device of the vehicle, and stores the travel record; an update unit that obtains a new map data from an external information media; an extraction unit that specifies an... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090182493 - Navigation system with apparatus for detecting accuracy failures: A navigation system for a vehicle having a receiver operable to receive a plurality of signals from a plurality of transmitters includes a processor and a memory device. The memory device has stored thereon machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, enable the processor to determine a set of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090182494 - Navigation system with apparatus for detecting accuracy failures: A navigation system for a vehicle having a receiver operable to receive a plurality of signals from a plurality of transmitters includes a processor and a memory device. The memory device has stored thereon machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, enable the processor to determine a set of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090182495 - Navigation system with apparatus for detecting accuracy failures: A navigation system for a vehicle having a receiver operable to receive a plurality of signals from a plurality of transmitters includes a processor and a memory device. The memory device has stored thereon machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, enable the processor to determine a set of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090182497 - Navigation system, in-vehicle navigation apparatus and center apparatus: In a communication type navigation system, a center apparatus receives a present position and destination from an in-vehicle navigation apparatus and thereby calculates a route by searching map data, which is constantly updated. The in-vehicle navigation apparatus receives the calculated route with course information from the center apparatus. When approaching... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090182498 - Systems and methods to provide navigational assistance using an online social network: Systems and methods to provide navigation assistance and user content sharing via an online social network. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a data processing system, includes: receiving user data content tagged with navigational information, from a plurality of users of an online social network; receiving a request from... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)
20090182499 - Method and apparatus for augmented reality shopping assistant: An augmented reality shopping system in one embodiment includes a store communication network, a memory including program instructions for receiving a product location request, associating the received request with product information stored in a product database, determining the location of the product within the store, receiving shopper location information, determining... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20090182500 - System and method for dynamically downloading and displaying map data: Dynamically downloading map data to a wireless communications device is achieved by determining a map data density for an area of interest and then dynamically downloading and optionally also dynamically displaying the map data for the area of interest based on the map data density. For areas of interest with... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (rim)
20090182501 - Using a shape-changing display as an adaptive lens for selectively magnifying information displayed onscreen: A method of displaying information on a display of a handheld electronic device includes steps of determining a target area onscreen to be visually magnified and causing a shape-changing zone of the display to change shape in the target area to visually magnify information displayed in the target area. The... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20090182502 - Refining a position estimate of a low earth orbiting satellite: In a method for refining a position estimate of a low earth orbiting (LEO) satellite a first position estimate of a LEO satellite is obtained with a GNSS receiver on-board the LEO satellite. The first position estimate is communicated to a Virtual Reference Station (VRS) processor. VRS corrections are received... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited C/o Wagner Blecher
20090182504 - Network aided terrestrial triangulation using stars (natts): A method for determining a terrestrial location of an apparatus that is deployed in a generally known geographical region includes capturing, by the apparatus, an earthbound image of the sky from a terrestrial location at an identified time; communicating, by the apparatus, data representative of the captured earthbound image of... Agent: Tillman Wright, PLLC
20090182506 - Collision-preventing device for airplane moving on ground and airplane with the same: A collision-preventing device for an airplane moving(parking or taxing) on the ground and an airplane with the same comprises first and second laser emission means engaged in the tips of the wings of an airplane for emitting laser in a downward direction, respectively, wherein said first laser emission means vertically... Agent: Ipla P.A.
20090182505 - Traveling control device of vehicle: A traveling control device comprises an obstacle detecting portion to detect an obstacle in front of a vehicle, a dangerous-area setting portion to set a contact-dangerous area with a specified width which is located beside the obstacle which is detected by the obstacle detecting portion, an entry detecting portion to... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090177335 - System, method, and computer software code for optimizing performance of a powered system: A system to optimize performance of a powered system, the system including a data device configured to provide current information about current operating conditions of the powered system and/or prior information about the powered system, a controller configured to control operation of the powered system, and a processor configured to... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20090177336 - System and method for triggering vehicle functions: System and method for remotely activating a vehicle function, comprising receiving an incoming message including an identification code; identifying one or more vehicles using the identification code; and sending a command to one or more of the vehicles. The incoming message may be associated with a telephone call, and the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090177337 - Tool simulation system for remotely located machine: A tool simulation system for a machine is disclosed. The system has a user interface located remotely from the machine and a processor in communication with the user interface and the machine. The processor is configured to receive a plurality of parameters input at the machine's location, calculate tool loading... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20090177338 - Failsafe remote data concentrator: A remote data concentrator receives signals from a plurality of sensors. Each of the sensors have their signals split between at least two flow paths, such that each of the sensors are provided with redundancy.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20090177339 - Optimization and mechanization of periodic flight: The implementation of periodic flight for enhancing aircraft's endurance or range is described having at least two components in the periodic flight embodiments. The first component is the trajectory optimization which determines the optimal periodic trajectory (such as altitude, velocity and flight path angle) that produces maximal endurance or range... Agent: Michael Blaine Brooks, P.C.
20090177340 - Vertical takeoff and landing aircraft: A vertical takeoff and landing aircraft according to the invention includes multiple thrust producing devices that produce thrusts applied in the substantially vertically upward direction; a target attitude setting portion that sets a target attitude used in attitude control of the aircraft; an inertia moment deriving portion that derives an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090177342 - Method of applying an htmb guidance directive: A method of applying a “Heading Then Merge Behind” (HTMB) guidance directive sent by an air traffic control center to an aircraft comprising a flight management system, the flight management system making it possible to automatically follow the trajectory of an active flight plan. The method includes reception and validation... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090177341 - Method of decoupling the mode of automatic following of the lateral profile and the mode of automatic following of the vertical profile: The present invention relates to a method of decoupling the mode of automatic following of the lateral profile and the mode of automatic following of the vertical profile of an automatic guidance system of an aircraft (A) flying on a reference trajectory (T). The mode of automatic following of the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090177343 - System and method for selectable weather object display: Systems and methods for presenting information pertaining to a weather object on a display. A process includes displaying on the aircraft display terrain information, weather reflectivity information, and at least one hazardous weather icon corresponding to the weather, wherein the hazardous weather icon indicates a determined hazard level associated with... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090177344 - Method for the onboard determination of train detection, train integrity and positive train separation: A system and method for onboard train detection is disclosed. In some embodiments, the train detection function is segregated into a safety-critical head-of-train determination, a safety-critical end-of-train (or length-of-train) determination, and a safety-critical train integrity function. By supplementing the train detection and integrity functions with information on system latencies, guard... Agent: Lockheed Martin C/o Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090177345 - Hybrid vehicles: A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when the load is at... Agent: Michael De Angeli
20090177346 - Dynamic estimation of vehicle inertial parameters and tire forces from tire sensors: A method of estimating vehicle inertial parameters for use in a vehicle stability control system including the steps of obtaining measurements of tire normal forces, calculating an estimated total vehicle mass, calculating an estimated mass proportioned between axles, and performing a vehicle stability control calculation using an estimated vehicle inertial... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090177349 - Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling tractor/trailer vehicle systems: A status of one or more subsystems positioned on one or more trailers is communicated to a tractor electrically and mechanically connected to the trailer. The status may be automatically supplied by the subsystem or may be requested either by the operator of the tractor/trailer combination or automatically by another... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20090177350 - Systems, methods and devices for a telematics web services interface feature: A telematics system is disclosed that includes a web services interface in communication with a secondary software system, wherein the web services interface comprises at least one processor configured to retrieve, receive, analyze and/or transmit data in response to a request from the secondary software system. In addition, the telematics... Agent: Hughes Telematics, Inc.
20090177347 - Vehicle driver assistance system and method: A driver assistance system includes a sensor for sensing the speed of a first vehicle equipped with the system, a sensor for detecting a vehicle traveling ahead, a sensor for determining the speed of the vehicle ahead, at least one driving-data sensor for sensing driving data characteristics, and an electronic... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090177348 - Vehicle with a variable rear toe angle: In a vehicle provided with a rear wheel toe angle varying device for individually varying toe angles of rear wheels, upon detection of a failure to steer one of the rear wheels, the rear wheel of a healthy side is steered in a direction to enable the vehicle to travel... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090177351 - Telematics based vehicle maintenance client notification: The present invention provides a method for providing vehicle maintenance client notification within a telematics equipped mobile vehicle that includes monitoring the mobile vehicle for vehicle system maintenance information, determining an oil-life value based on the vehicle system maintenance information, determining when the oil-life value exceeds at least one oil-life... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
20090177353 - Network system for automotive shops: The invention relates to a network system for automotive shops including at least one computer-aided automotive shop machine and a respective computer network, wherein the computer-aided machine is connected to the computer network by communicating by transmitting information signals on a power supply line. Further, the invention relates to a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090177352 - System and method for motor vehicle diagnosis and vehicle reception: A vehicle diagnosis system for ascertaining, storing and transmitting diagnosis data from control units in a motor vehicle to a computer outside of the motor vehicle has components which are inside of the vehicle and components which are outside of the vehicle. The onboard components are capable of autonomously requesting... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090177354 - Method for vehicle fault diagnosis using audio sensors: A method for implementing vehicle diagnostics includes: receiving one or more sound signals from a series of sensors distributed and positioned in various operational areas of a vehicle; recording the one or more sound signals in response to a command generated by an operator of the vehicle; storing the one... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown
20090177355 - Vehicle navigation control system and method: A vehicle navigation control system and method in which the system includes a communication bus, a navigation system, a display device, and a vehicle control computer. The navigation system is connected to the communication bus to provide navigation information. The display device displays a human machine interface and one item... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090177359 - Collision damage reduction apparatus: A collision damage reducing apparatus for lessening vehicle collision damage, includes: designated obstacle detecting means detecting an object having a collision possibility to be a obstacle; calculating means obtaining a continuous detecting period, for which the object is detected as the obstacle; monitoring target acknowledging means, according to the continuous... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090177357 - Feedback loop system for passenger safety: Methods, systems and apparatus for automatically ensuring passenger safety by identifying article(s) in need of securing in a vehicle and attaching at least one wireless signaling component to each article. Each wireless signaling component includes a wireless signaling device and a mechanical blocking device that controls a wireless signal emitted... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.
20090177358 - Method and device for generating at least one feature for an occupant protection system: A method is described for generating at least one feature for an occupant protection system, which is determined from at least one basic feature and analyzed for generating a triggering signal for an occupant protection device, and a corresponding device. During normal operation, at least one short-term window integral is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090177360 - Method for operating a vehicle: A method for operating a vehicle, in which the method allows feedback about imminent risks. In this context, the vehicle moves on a predefined route at a current traveling velocity. A value characteristic of the vehicle movement along the predefined route is precalculated as a function of the current traveling... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090177356 - Methods and systems for vital bus architecture: Methods and systems for a vital bus system for communicating data in a control system are provided. The system includes a plurality of data communication buses configured in a multiple redundant orientation and at least one safety supervisor module including a database including a plurality of logic rules. The logic... Agent: Armstrong Teasdale LLP (12729 +2000) John S. Beulick
20090177361 - Automatic transmission for a motor vehicle: An automatic transmission of a motor vehicle driven by an internal combustion engine with a transmission oil circuit, a main oil pump, mechanically driven by a combustion engine, and an auxiliary oil pump (1) that can be electrically driven and is located inside an oil sump (4). It is proposed... Agent: Mikael Aronowitsch
20090177362 - Brake lining wear sensor: An apparatus is provided for measuring wear-induced displacement of a brake lining with respect to an associated brake caliper, comprising a gear mechanism for converting the wear-induced displacement into a rotary movement, having a sensor for detecting the rotary movement, wherein a contact-free coupling is provided for transmitting the rotary... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090177363 - Method and apparatus for monitoring gas turbine blades: A method (and corresponding apparatus) for monitoring gas turbine blades. The output from an eddy current sensor monitoring the movement of turbine blades past the sensor is processed to determine when the signal train from the sensor omits a signal or pulse corresponding to one of the shaft's full complement... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090177367 - Fuel injection control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A fuel injector pulse width computing unit 9a calculates, from the operational state of the internal combustion engine and the fuel pressure detected by a fuel pressure sensor, pulse width of a pulse signal which drives the valve of the fuel injector. After an valve-opening command has turned on and... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090177364 - Fuel injection control method for a direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine: A direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine including a controller that controls a fuel injector to perform a plurality of fuel injections to inject a necessary amount of fuel during an intake stroke, or from an intake stroke to a first half of a compression stroke, when homogeneous combustion... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090177365 - Injector calibration method for operating an internal combustion engine: A method for operating an internal combustion engine has the steps: (a) during an overrun phase of the internal combustion engine, activating an injector of a first combustion chamber for a predetermined activation time τinj with a predetermined activation voltage Ui±1, (b) measuring a torque variation, (c) determining, from the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090177366 - Method and device for controlling an injection valve of an internal combustion engine: In order to reduce the quantity deviation of a fuel injection valve, it is proposed according to the various embodiments that a test injection be carried out during an overrun cut-off phase of a motor vehicle in operation. In the process, the fuel rail (2) is closed on the inlet... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090177369 - Fuel injection control apparatus: For fuel injector valve opening, a driving circuit 56 supplies an electric current from a high-voltage power supply VH to the fuel injector 53, then after valve opening, switches the high-voltage power supply VH to a low-voltage power supply LV, and retains the open state of the valve. A microcomputer... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090177368 - Method for optimizing fuel injection timing in a compression ignition engine: A method for determining the optimum fuel injection timing angle in a CI engine provided with means disposed in one or more cylinders for measuring Indicated Mean Effective Pressure. The pressure level during the power stroke of a piston is a direct correlate of engine torque being generated, and the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090177370 - Estimation apparatus of alcohol component amount in fuel: An estimation apparatus includes: a learning prohibition unit, configured to prohibit a learning unit from executing a learning control and retain a learning value, which is set just before prohibiting, as a fixed learning value which is a fixed value, when the fuel component amount estimation condition is satisfied; an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090177371 - Component vibration based cylinder deactivation control system and method: A method of changing an active cylinder count of an engine may include determining a vehicle vibration limit and a vehicle vibration level. The cylinder count may be modified (increased or decreased) based upon the vehicle vibration limit and the vehicle vibration level. The vehicle vibration limit may be based... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090177372 - Start-up control device and start-up control method for internal combustion engine: An engine ECU stores a map in which a region at high temperature and high pressure, a region at low temperature and low pressure, and a region provided therebetween are defined by the relationship between the temperature and pressure of fuel and the saturation fuel vapor pressure of the fuel.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090177373 - Navigation device and method: A method of providing a graphical indication of traffic congestion along a stretch of physical road notionally divided by a traffic information provider into one or more road segments is disclosed. The invention also covers a navigation system, portable navigation device, and or software capable of implementing such a method.... Agent: Tomtom International B.v.
20090177375 - Map display system and method: Provided is a computer system and methods related to a map display. A method includes but is not limited to receiving a request for the map, the map illustrating one or more locations; determining a status associated with at least one of the one or more locations on the map,... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090177374 - Method for real-time updating background weather patern of electronic map: A method for a navigation device to change a background weather pattern of an electronic map comprises steps of: reading a plurality of positioning signals received by a positioning module and calculating a current location of the navigation accordingly; reading from a map database and a real-time weather database, respectively,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090177377 - Industrial vehicle fleet management system: Embodiments consistent with the invention are an apparatus for and method of generating data on current utilization of powered industrial vehicles, generating preferred routing assignments for powered industrial drivers, and presenting preferred routing assignments for powered industrial vehicle drivers.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090177376 - Portable terminal and method for providing network contents using a portable terminal: A portable terminal and a method for providing network contents using the portable terminal are provided. The portable terminal receives contents from a network, uses information related to a destination and a pre-stored map data to search for a travel route from a start point to the destination, determines an... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090177380 - Navigation apparatus, route guide method and program: A navigation device provides route guidance only by voice guidance even if route guidance by a display screen is impossible. A navigation device displays on a display device a navigation screen including a map about a current position. The display device can enter a no-display state. In the navigation device,... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090177378 - Navigation device and method: A system and method of operating a portable navigation device or navigation system having a digital camera associated therewith and controlled is described. The method includes capturing digital image data as well as performing a pattern recognition technique on the captured digital image data to determine whether the image includes... Agent: Tomtom International B.v.
20090177379 - Navigation device and method: A method of operating a portable navigation device or navigation system is described, together with a computer program for implementing said method and a and navigation system capable of carrying out that method. The method includes the steps of providing a means by which a user can identify a specific... Agent: Tomtom International B.v.
20090177382 - Calibration of a navigation system: A method and apparatus for correcting position error in a navigation system. A first set of positioning measurements of a device are determined from signals received from a first plurality of sources and a second set of positioning measurements of the device are determined from signals received from a second... Agent: Duane Morris LLP
20090177381 - Content display device and content display method: A meta data set correlated with position information is acquired from a server via a communication interface unit (202) or a broadcast interface unit (201). A current position information acquisition unit (208) acquires the current position information and a content processing unit (203) outputs a content list matched with the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090177384 - Method and device for presenting information associated to geographical data: The invention relates to a method for presenting points of interest (POIs) via a graphical user interface (GUI) on an apparatus. Generally, data is received via a global positioning system (GPS) and map data is received via a communications network. Next, a reference location is determined, and based on the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090177383 - Navigation device and method: This invention relates to a navigation device (200) comprising: an input interface (220, 240) configured to enable a user to select a destination; a processor (210); and a display (240) controllable by the processor; characterised in that the navigation device (200) further comprises: a store (230) for building data, said... Agent: Tomtom Internaional B.v.
20090177385 - Graphical user interface for presenting location information: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting location information. A first geographic area in which a device is currently located is estimated using a first positioning system. A second geographic area in which the device is currently located is estimated using a second positioning system. A first... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090177388 - Method for operating a navigation system: t
20090177387 - Method of planning pedestrian navigation route: The present invention discloses a method of planning a pedestrian navigation route, and the method is applied to a pedestrian navigation device. The pedestrian navigation device includes a map database having a pedestrian road data and a driving route data of at least one public transportation means. In the method,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090177386 - Navigation device and method: A method of operating a portable navigation device or navigation system is described, together, with a computer program and a PND and navigation system. The method includes the steps of providing for a specific premises, location or location range, being identifiable with reference to map data locally stored in the... Agent: Tomtom International B.v.
20090177389 - Touch-controlled navigation device and method: A touch-control navigation device and method is characterized in that when an operation interface of the navigation device is touched to select an obstacle location on a certain section of a road, a plurality of menus is shown on the operation interface. Each of the menus corresponds to at least... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20090177391 - Navigation device and method: A method of providing a logging function in a portable navigation device and a portable device adapted to provide such a function are described. The method includes the step of storing location information relating to current position and time-specific information relating to a current position in a non-volatile memory of... Agent: Tomtom International B.v.
20090177390 - Navigation device and method for updating a digital map: m
20090177392 - On-vehicle electronic system, display method and display program: An on-vehicle electronic system and method provides a more simple operation to confirm and search audio data displayed on a navigation image. The on-vehicle electronic system may include: a navigation unit configured to perform a road guidance function; an audio reproduction unit configured to reproduce audio data; a display; and... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20090177393 - Navigation device and method: A method of displaying enhanced map information on a PND, and a PND capable of displaying such enhanced information is described. In accordance with the invention, the PND determines its velocity and displays map information on a display screen thereof. The map information is continually and/or periodically refreshed to take... Agent: Tomtom International B.v.
20090177397 - Method and apparatus for distribution of positional information: A method and apparatus collect and distribute geographic information for the purposes of securing marketing information such as real estate information selected by reference to geographic information. The method includes a transmission of audio information such as DTMF tones by electromagnetic signals such as Bluetooth™ from a position information acquiring... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20090177394 - Method to identify the vessel a container is loaded on: A method and system for determining which vessel a container is loaded on. Independent location information received from the container and a vessel is compared to determine a distance between the vessel and the container. If the distance is within the length of the vessel, the container is loaded on... Agent: Ibm St-svl Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090177395 - Navigation device and method: A method of determining the position of a navigation device when only relatively poor GPS signals are available is described, together with a navigation device capable of determining its current location in such conditions. The method comprises the steps of receiving a plurality of GPS signals from a plurality of... Agent: Tomtom International B.v.
20090177396 - Navigation device and method: A method of correcting map data stored on a portable navigation device or navigation system is described, together with an appropriately enabled device or navigation system. A computer program enabling the method is also described. The method includes the steps of displaying map data on a PND or navigation system... Agent: Tomtom International B.v.
20090177398 - Angles only navigation system: An angles only aircraft navigation system. The system includes an IMU coupled with a passive optical sensor. The optical sensor provides periodic updates to the IMU in order to correct for accelerometer and gyro drifts. The IMU computes the air vehicle's instantaneous position, velocity, and attitude using gyro and accelerometer... Agent: Trex Enterprises Corp.
20090177399 - Method for estimating location and apparatus using the same: A method for estimating location, and an apparatus using the same. The method for estimating location includes receiving information on the location of a plurality of external apparatuses from the plurality of external apparatuses; setting estimable areas for estimating an area wherein there is a possibility that the device is... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090177400 - Method and system for piloting an aircraft: The invention concerns a system (1) comprising guiding means (3) which, when guiding the aircraft along a low-altitude flight path, and upon a climb command, continue guiding the aircraft along the lateral path of said low-altitude flight path, and subject the aircraft in the vertical plane to a climb along... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090171515 - Control device module, especially in or for a motor vehicle: A control device module for a motor vehicle includes a control device that has a closed housing in which a first internal pressure prevails, and at least one connecting device for coupling a connecting element of an electrical cable. A closed space is defined in the coupled state between the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090171516 - Method and apparatus for remotely controlling and stabilizing unmanned aircraft: An aid for remotely controlling unmanned aircraft and particular helicopters, which allow the pilot at least approximately to directly stir the angle of inclination, thus for instance a pitch(elevator) and/or roll angle, so that on neutralizing of the steering stick, the respective angle of attitude returns autonomously, and to a... Agent: Paul A. Fattibene Fattibene & Fattibene
20090171517 - Shooshoo: According to a preferred embodiment of present invention, a method and apparatus for Computer Controlled tail-rotor anti-torque system, utilizing stored momentum of rotating body as well as power change (speed and torque) with changing pitch is provided.... Agent: Mehrdad Alavi
20090171518 - Automatic aircraft takeoff and landing apparatus and method for accomplishing the same: An automatic takeoff apparatus for an aircraft includes: an altitude sensor; an airspeed sensor; an attitude angle sensor; a direction sensor; a takeoff command inputting section; and a control device for controlling a propulsion device and an control surface of the aircraft, wherein the control device includes: a takeoff run... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090171519 - Method and device for automatically guiding an aircraft during a spacing flight with a landing: The device (1) comprises means (2) for automatically determining first instructions enabling the aircraft to follow another aircraft with a particular separation, means (3) for automatically determining second instructions making it possible to perform a landing procedure, and means (6, 9) for automatically applying to the aircraft said first instructions... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20090171520 - Marine vessel running controlling apparatus, and marine vessel including the same: A marine vessel running controlling apparatus is applicable to a marine vessel which includes a propulsive force generating unit arranged to generate a propulsive force to be applied to a hull of the marine vessel, and a steering unit arranged to turn the hull. The marine vessel running controlling apparatus... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090171521 - Ac link bidirectional dc-dc converter, hybrid power supply system using the same and hybrid vehicle: In an AC link type boosting device, DC terminals of two voltage inverters are connected each other in series in additive polarity and plural AC terminals of each of the voltage inverters are connected to a transformer. The two voltage type inverters are AC linked to each other via the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090171522 - Hybrid vehicle having multi-mode controller: A hybrid vehicle includes a multi-mode power system. The power system includes a battery, an electrical power input, a first motor/generator, a second motor/generator, and a clutch. A first operating mode is defined by deactivation of the internal combustion engine and the operation of the vehicle by electrical force provided... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090171523 - Hybrid vehicle having multi-mode controller: A control system for a hybrid vehicle controls the various operating modes of the hybrid vehicle. Operating modes of the hybrid vehicle include an electric-only power mode, a series hybrid mode, a series hybrid dual-power mode, and a parallel hybrid tri-power mode. The control system selects one of the operating... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090171524 - Method and device for controlling a drive unit of a vehicle: A method and a device for controlling a drive unit of a vehicle are provided in which, starting from the comparison of a first acceleration variable, which is calculated at least from the operating state of the drive unit, and a second acceleration variable, an error is detected. The second... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090171525 - Tire pressure monitoring device: In a tire pressure monitoring device, a receiving apparatus 1 detects a received signal level from sensor units 2 to judge, based on the signal level, tires, a front wheel or a rear wheel, provided with the sensor units 2. It estimates collision of data signals from the sensor units... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090171526 - Vehicle control device: A basic required manipulated variable Mfbdmd_a is determined on the basis of a state amount error, which is the difference between a state amount of a motion of an actual vehicle 1 and a reference state amount, then a driving/braking force manipulation control input Fxfbdmd_n of a wheel is determined... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20090171527 - Apparatus and method for analyzing multiple fault occurrence of multiple-state device: Apparatus, and an associated method, for analyzing operation of a multiple-state device, such as a vehicular automatic transmission under multiple-fault occurrence. An identifier identifies all possible path sequences of an initial state responsive to occurrence of all possible faults and all possible remediation actions. The paths are identified for a... Agent: Docket Clerk
20090171528 - Apparatus and process for recording data associated with a vehicle: The present system for recording vehicle-related data does not involve an elaborate installation procedure and thus may be routinely transferred from one vehicle to the next. The system has a recording module and at least on sensor module. The recording module has a wireless receiver, a processor, a vehicle interface... Agent: Toler Law Group
20090171529 - Multi-screen display device and program of the same: The multi display screen is constituted of a wide-screen displaying simultaneously two or more of a navigation search control screen setting necessary requirements to search for a route from a place of departure to a destination of a vehicle, a navigation map screen displaying the position of the vehicle on... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090171530 - Aerodynamic control of a three-wheel vehicle: This invention relates generally to an aerodynamic means to stabilize and tilt a three-wheel vehicle for cornering that is speed dependant and automatic in operation. Having a wing with movable control surfaces enables use of the wing to provide a tilting force utilized in cornering. If also connected by any... Agent: Samuel Hall Bousfield
20090171532 - Method, system, and device for optimizing a vehicle's suspension: A method, system, and device for optimizing a vehicle's suspension includes: mounting at least one modified passive shock with a plurality of sensors onto a vehicle, where the shock is adjustable for a plurality of damping forces; connecting the shock to an electronic control unit being for adjusting the damping... Agent: Hammer & Associates, P.C.
20090171531 - Wheel attitude control method and wheel attitude control device: A wheel attitude control method of the invention comprises the steps of: chronologically obtaining acceleration data in a radial direction of a tire at a center position of a tire tread and at an off-center position spaced apart from the center position toward a shoulder; obtaining respective contact lengths at... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090171533 - Driving assist system: A driving assist system assists steering such that a vehicle travels along a set target course. A steering torque sensor detects a steering torque that serves as a steering operation input value generated by a driver. If the steering torque value is equal to or greater than a preset reference... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171534 - Method for active actuation of a servo valve assembly: d
20090171535 - Method and device for activating a personal protection means in the event of a rollover: A method and a device for activating a personal protection arrangement in the event of a rollover are provided, according to which, initially, at least one first driving dynamic variable is ascertained and then, based on this first driving dynamic variable, a second driving dynamic variable is determined, in order... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090171536 - Preventive safety activation in a vehicle: A method for triggering and transferring a vehicle into a pedestrian preventive safety state to increase the passive safety of the other party in an accident, in which a triggering condition of the pedestrian preventive safety state of the vehicle is generated on the basis of a signal of at... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20090171537 - Sensor-controlled anti-jamming device and motor vehicle: The invention relates to a sensor-controlled anti jamming device for preventing jamming of an object, in particular in or for a motor vehicle. Said device comprises a body part and a motor-actuatable component which is connected in a pivotable manner to the body part, at least one support element which,... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090171538 - System and method for controlling driving force of hybrid electric vehicle: The present invention provides a system and method for controlling a driving force of a hybrid electric vehicle which can reduce clutch engagement shock generated during transition from an electric operation mode to an internal combustion engine running mode. For this purpose, the present invention provides a driving force control... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090171539 - Control apparatus for automatic transmission: A control apparatus for an automatic transmission capable of operating in an automatic shift mode in which a speed ratio is automatically selected based on driving conditions of a vehicle, and a manual shift mode in which the speed ratio is changed based on an upshift command and a downshift... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171540 - Control device for automatic transmission: A control device for an automatic transmission capable of operating in an automatic shift mode in which a gear ratio is automatically selected based on driving conditions of a vehicle, and also capable of operating in a manual shift mode in which the gear ratio is changed based on an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171542 - Control device for automatic transmission: A control device for an automatic transmission capable of operating in an automatic shift mode in which a gear ratio is automatically selected based on driving conditions of a vehicle, and also capable of operating in a manual shift mode in which the gear ratio is changed based on an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171541 - Control system for automatic transmission: A control system for an automatic transmission is provided with a manual shift mode capable of performing a shift command made by manual operation. While in the manual shift mode and during the operation of a downshift command generated by a shift lever, a manual shift control unit calculates a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171543 - Shift control apparatus for automatic transmission: A shift controller controls a downshift to a low shift speed, spaced apart from a high shift speed by two or more steps, through an intermediate shift speed, by first releasing first and second shift release elements, then engaging a first shift engagement element, and finally engaging a second shift... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090171544 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system for an automatic transmission includes a range selector for outputting a range instruction signal representing the selected shift range and a range shifter for manually outputting a shift instruction signal, and a by-wire control part for controlling the change-over of the shift range according to the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090171545 - Control device for automatic transmission: An exemplary control device includes an input torque detection unit that detects an input torque input to the input shaft; and a controller that: determines torque distribution of two of the friction engagement elements that form the shift speeds; and calculates a transmission torque of the two friction engagement elements... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171546 - Control device for straddle-type vehicle and vehicle equipped with the same: A control device for a straddle-type vehicle includes a first storage means configured to store a target cruise control speed, and a first detection program which senses if the vehicle accelerator is operated in the further closing direction from the totally closed position of the accelerator. The control device also... Agent: Jones Day
20090171549 - Condition-sensitive exhaust control: A method and exhaust control system for controlling a vehicle, including adjusting a vehicle parameter in response to a determined ambient condition or to local time.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090171550 - Controller for internal combustion engine: An engine has cylinders respectively connected to branch pipes branched from a main pipe as an intake manifold. Fuel injection valves are attached to branch pipes, respectively. Further, branch pipes are connected to branch pipes branched from an EGR pipe on a downstream side of EGR valve, and exhaust gas... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090171548 - System and method for operating a vehicle: A method of operating a vehicle including, during operation of the engine, receiving a control signal broadcast from outside the vehicle including instructions for modifying a vehicle operating parameter and modifying the vehicle operating parameter in accordance with the instructions.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090171547 - Traffic-sensitive engine control: A method and engine control system for controlling a vehicle, including determining an acceptable range for an engine operating parameter responsive to traffic conditions and directing the engine to maintain the engine operating parameter within the acceptable range.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090171552 - Engine control device, engine control method, and motorcycle: An engine control device includes an engine revolution speed information acquisition device for acquiring the revolution speed of an engine, an accelerator opening sensor for detecting the opening of an accelerator operated by a rider of a vehicle mounted with the engine, a throttle opening control unit configured to control... Agent: Jones Day
20090171551 - Secondary air supply system and vehicle: A secondary air supply system includes a CPU, a first air supply pipe, a second air supply pipe, a first shut-off valve, and a second shut-off valve. First ends of the first air supply pipe and the second air supply pipe are connected to an air cleaner box and the... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090171553 - System for determining the level of sulphur poisoning of depollution means integrated into the exhaust line of a motor vehicle engine: The invention relates to a system for determining the level of sulphur poisoning of depollution means integrated into the exhaust line of a motor vehicle engine, said system being associated with means for controlling the operation thereof, for switching the system between a lean storage mode and a rich storage... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney
20090171554 - Internal combustion engine stop controller and stop control method: When engine stop control is executed, an ECU estimates input power to a power storage device in accordance with an estimation of power generated by a generator and estimation of total power consumption of circuitry from the generator to the power storage device in the current state of operation. Further,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171555 - System and method for remotely modifying vehicle operations: A method and control system for controlling an engine in a vehicle includes broadcasting a control signal including instructions for modification of a vehicle parameter to the vehicle during operation of the engine.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090171556 - Mutable mobile traffic routing system: A method of operating a mutable mobile traffic routing system includes receiving traffic routing parameters by a client from a server to be shown on a display of the client; selecting a traffic re-routing request parameters based on a traffic routing control parameter, from a portion of the traffic routing... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20090171557 - Method, control system and software program for executing the method for optimized use of the airside capacities of an airport: A method for optimized use of the airside capacities of an airport, in which by means of an electronic data processing system a current operating capacity of the airport and a current traffic demand are calculated. Information for an optimized use of the available resources is determined and outputted based... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20090171558 - Managing differences between geographic database versions: A method and system for managing differences between geographic database versions is disclosed. A user registers his version of a geographic database with a map management application and thereafter enters a destination on a graphical user interface. The map management application checks to see if data representing the destination is... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20090171565 - Diver homing display system and method: A relative positioning system enabling a user to return to a starting position or some other point on the user's path. The system may include an array of accelerometers. The output from the accelerometers may be integrated to quantify movement of the array. The various movements of the array may... Agent: Pate Pierce & Baird
20090171559 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing instructions to a destination that is revealed upon arrival: An apparatus for providing instructions to a destination that is revealed upon arrival may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive indications of context associated with a user, determine a destination for the user based on the context and user information, provide for a presentation of guidance... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090171563 - Navigation devices, methods and programs: Navigation devices, methods, and programs acquire a reference position, find an on-street parking zone that is in the vicinity of the reference position, and find a route to a road having the on-street parking zone. The navigation devices, methods, and programs find a route from the reference position to the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171562 - Navigation system: A navigation system includes a map data acquisition means 11 for acquiring map data; a current position detection means 13 for detecting the current position of a mobile unit; an operation means 14 for inputting the destination thereof; a route search means 160 for searching a guide route from the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090171561 - Personal gps navigation device: A navigation device is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the navigation device includes a storage device to store map information; a processor to determine a route of travel based upon a current position of the navigation device and an input or selected destination position; and a display to display... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090171560 - Prioritizing alternative landing facilities in flight planning: A processor-performed method of aircraft flight planning. A decision point is identified along a route of the aircraft. The decision point and an anticipated range of the aircraft at the decision point are used to define an elliptical area substantially forward of the decision point and substantially along the route.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC
20090171564 - Satellite navigation method and system: A satellite navigation method and system are provided. The system includes a global position system (GPS) module, an input unit, a picture database, a geographical information system (GIS) module, an integrating unit, and a display unit. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, a navigation area is determined through the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090171566 - Navigation devices, methods and programs: Navigation devices, methods, and programs set a destination, find an on-street parking zone that is in the vicinity of the destination, and find a route, by modifying a search cost for a road, that will arrive at the destination by way of a road having the on-street parking zone. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171567 - Navigation devices, methods and programs: Navigation devices, methods, and programs set a destination, find an on-street parking zone that is in the vicinity of the destination, and acquire parking information that pertains to the on-street parking zone. The devices, methods, and programs set a guidance route, based on the parking information, that leads to the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171568 - Methods, devices, and computer program products for geo-tagged photographic image augmented gps navigation: A method of providing augmented Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation can include detecting movement of a GPS enabled mobile device along a navigational route and displaying a photographic image on a display of the GPS enabled mobile device responsive to detecting movement of the GPS enabled mobile device along the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Mb Attn: Patent Docketing
20090171569 - Mobile object position detecting method: A control unit 10 detects the presence/absence of receiving position information based on the position data provided from a GPS receiver 14. While the GPS receiver 14 is supplying no position data, the control unit 10 computes the travel distance of a vehicle according to a vehicle speed pulse signal... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090171570 - Navigation apparatus and computer program: When a map image in the periphery of a vehicle position is displayed on a liquid crystal display in 3D, POIs existing in a first searching region within a first searching distance from a current position of the vehicle are searched in an area in the vicinity of the vehicle... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090171571 - Navigation system and method using visible light communication: A system and method for providing an in-building navigation service using VLC are provided, in which transmitters control lamp modules to generate visible light signals each in a combination of different wavelengths as information for a navigation function, a mobile terminal receives visible light signals from a plurality of lamp... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20090171572 - Navigation aid system: The invention concerns a navigation aid system comprising beacons implanted proximate single points Pi of a road network and at least one portable device, each of the beacons Bi including a transmitter associated with a storage unit containing at least one single identifier of said beacon IBi. Each of the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090171575 - Navigation apparatus and method for providing turn-by-turn position list: The present invention relates to a navigation apparatus and a method for providing a user with a list of turn-by-turn positions (TBTs) located ahead on a route. The navigation apparatus of the present invention according to an embodiment comprises a GPS receiving module for receiving navigation satellite signals and calculating... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090171576 - Navigation apparatus and method of providing information on points of interest: An apparatus of providing map information, which includes a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiving module configured to calculate positional information with respect to the apparatus, a display configured to display map information and the calculated positional information, and a controller configured to search for Points of Interests (POIs) from a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090171577 - Navigation system implementing dynamic route correction: A computer-implemented navigation method for implementation during a navigation routine for directing a user is provided. The navigation method comprises generating a navigation route. GPS signals are received and position fixes are derived from the GPS signals. The position fixes are stored and compared with the navigation route. A threshold... Agent: Dovas Law P.C.
20090171574 - Navigation system, navigation equipment and destination setting method: A navigation system sets a destination of navigation equipment by forwarding spot information managed by a server to the navigation equipment via a mobile terminal. The server includes write information accepting unit accepting write information from a plurality of users via a network, spot information generating unit generating the spot... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090171573 - System and method for providing theme zone in connection with path: A system for providing a theme zone in association with a route, the system including: a theme zone database maintaining a theme zone area for each category in association with navigation information, and point of interest (POI) information included in the theme zone area; a theme zone retrieval unit retrieving... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090171578 - Navigation system and method for providing turn-by-turn instructions: A navigation system and method for providing turn-by-turn instructions for guiding a user along a route. The navigation system includes a global positioning system (GPS) receiving module for determining position information of the navigation system, a display unit for displaying information to guide a user along a route, a storage... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090171579 - Apparatus with displaying, browsing and navigating functions for photo track log and method thereof: An apparatus with displaying, browsing and navigating functions for photo track log comprising a GPS (global positioning system) module, used to receive at least one positioning signal from satellite; an electronic map module, having a plurality of electronic maps; a storage module, used to store at least one geo-tagged photo... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090171580 - Navigation apparatus and navigation apparatus display method: Disclosed herein is a navigation apparatus for displaying maps on a display section based on map data held in a recording section, the navigation apparatus including: a current position detection section configured to detect the current position of the navigation apparatus; a touch-sensitive panel configured to be installed on a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090171581 - Three-dimensional map display navigation device, computer-readable three-dimensional map display system, and computer readable medium storing three-dimensional map display program: A three-dimensional map display navigation device includes a map database having a road database that stores road data and a stereograph database that stores stereographic data of a solid body; a route information storage portion for storing route information pertaining to a guidance route set based on the road data;... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090171582 - Vehicle navigation system: A vehicle navigation system may include an antenna, e.g. a GPS antenna, an output for providing guide advice to the vehicle driver and including a display, a memory encompassing a navigation database with electronic maps stored within, and an electronic controller. The system is capable of detecting the global position... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20090171583 - Global position system (gps) user receiver and geometric surface processing for all-in-view coherent gps signal prn codes acquisition and navigation solution: A method and system for enabling a more robust detection, acquisition and positioning solution capability for a GPS device. The system and method uses GPS satellite ranging signals based on a simultaneous, all-in-view coherent PRN code signal processing scheme, rather than acquisition of GPS signals one at a time, in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090171584 - System and method for accessing a navigation system: A user interface is provided as part of a navigation system's user interface that comprises a plurality of screens. An access screen selector is made available in multiple ones of the screens of the navigations system's user interface, which access screen selector corresponds to an access screen. The access screen... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv3)
20090171585 - Computational scheme for mems inertial navigation systemes: A computational scheme for an INS which utilizes micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors is disclosed resolving issues of unnecessarily large computational burden and numerical instability which happen in using conventional methods using high-end inertial sensors. The first aspect to reduce computational burden in MEMS application is to omit computing Earth... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates Suite 310
20090171586 - Detection method for preventing automobile from colliding: A detection method for preventing an automobile from colliding is applied to an automobile. The detection method includes the following steps: step (a): providing at least two detection devices, each detection device is used to measure a predetermined information of the automobile. A one-stage linear Kalman filter in each device... Agent: Jackson Walker LLPPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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