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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/26/2009 > 64 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090292406 - Methods and systems for reducing the phenomenon of structural coupling in the control system of an in-flight refuelling boom: A method for controlling a boom (11) for in-flight refueling for increasing the damping of its displacement by means of a movement of control surfaces (16) related to its angular velocity, that comprises the following steps: a) At least two sensors (32, 33) are arranged in two sections of the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090292407 - Solar-powered aircraft with rotating flight surfaces: A solar-powered aircraft having a rotating tail assembly and/or a fore assembly is provided. The tail and fore assemblies have solar cells mounted on their upper surfaces and are rotated during flight to track the sun.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090292405 - Wing-body load alleviation for aircraft: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for symmetric and anti-symmetric control of aircraft flight control surfaces to reduce wing-body loads. Commands are sent to symmetrically deploy outboard control surfaces to shift wing air-loads inboard based on airplane state and speed brake deployment. Surface rate retraction on... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090292408 - System and method for communicating intent of aircraft: A method of an aircraft communicating a current position status, a current movement status, a current intent, and/or an intended future path, position, or intent of the aircraft may include the aircraft generating explicit first ownship information related to the current position status and/or the current movement status of the... Agent: RozenblatIPLLC And The Boeing Company
20090292410 - Piloting method and device avoiding the pilot induced oscillations: m
20090292409 - Responding to aircraft excursions from flight envelopes: A method of monitoring an aircraft during use. Flight parameters of the aircraft are monitored to detect an excursion from a flight envelope. While the aircraft is still in flight, the monitored flight parameters are used to determine the severity of a detected excursion, aircraft component(s) possibly affected by the... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC
20090292411 - System, method, and computer software code for linking a plurality of powered systems having different linking protocols to operate as a single powered system: A method for linking together three or more powered systems to operate as a single distributed power system, the method includes identifying a first linking protocol between at least a first powered system and a second powered system, determining whether at least a third powered system is compatible with the... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20090292412 - Vehicular guidance system having compensation for variations in ground elevation: A system and method of guiding a vehicle comprises establishing elevation data and corresponding location data for a work area. A particular location of a vehicle within the work area is determined. Roll data and pitch data are estimated corresponding to the particular location. The vehicle is guided based upon... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090292413 - Dangerous drive predicting apparatus: A dangerous drive predicting apparatus is provided which is capable of rapidly recognizing a future situation of the own vehicle by other vehicles. The dangerous drive predicting apparatus is equipped with: drive information detecting section 110 for detecting drive information containing at least one of a drive action and vehicle... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090292414 - Universal vehicle input/output transceiver and method of operation thereof: A vehicular diagnostic tool configured to interface with a plurality of vehicular computing systems that each utilize a different communications protocol. The tool includes a transceiver that itself includes a voltage threshold controller and a current threshold controller. Also, a method of using a single vehicular diagnostic tool to communicate... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090292415 - Method and apparatus for detecting a circuit failure in a vehicle brake system: In a vehicle brake system including first and second brake circuits, a dual-circuit brake actuator, first and second control lines, the first brake circuit including a first brake pressure regulating valve and a first pressure sensor, the second brake circuit including a second brake pressure regulating valve and a second... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090292416 - Apparatus and method for remotely testing multiple communication channel inputs to a vehicle computer: An embodiment of the present invention includes an apparatus for remotely testing a plurality of communication channel inputs to an automobile computer. The apparatus may include a microprocessor electrically connected to a persistent memory. The memory may have stored therein communication channel test messages corresponding to each of two or... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20090292417 - Vehicle failure analysis system, vehicle failure analysis apparatus, and vehicle failure analysis method: A vehicle failure analysis system for a vehicle equipped with a plurality of control systems, each of which includes one or more components, includes: a faulty system identification unit that identifies a faulty control system from among the plurality of control systems; and a faulty component identification unit that identifies... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090292418 - Trip logger: An accessory device for vehicles, such as automobiles and light trucks, that automatically creates a log of all trips taken by the vehicle. The log includes date, time, odometer reading, stopping location, and miles traveled from previous stop. The device produces a log in a format that meets the regulation... Agent: Charles C. Mccloskey
20090292419 - Suspension control apparatus: The present invention provides a suspension control apparatus capable of an excellent vibration control by a model thereof designed to incorporate nonlinearity and a time-lag element of a control damper. The present invention employs the backstepping method which is one of nonlinear control methods, and is designed so as to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090292420 - Method of reducing current consumption of electric hydraulic power steering system for vehicle: A method of reducing current consumption of an electric hydraulic power steering system for a vehicle includes determining whether or not a steering wheel is manipulated after an engine is started, and activating a sleep mode if it is determined that the steering wheel is not manipulated and if a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090292421 - Steering apparatus: An apparatus for use in turning steerable vehicle wheels upon manual rotation of a hand wheel includes a torque sensor connected with the hand wheel. A controller is connected with the torque sensor and a rear steering gear. The controller is operable to effect operation of the rear steering gear... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090292422 - Fail-safe apparatus and method for disposal of automobile pyrotechnic safety devices: A method for disposing of a pyrotechnic safety device includes providing an electronic control unit having a primary control unit and an auxiliary control unit. The auxiliary control unit includes a safing mode and a scrap mode, and operates in the safing mode in an initial state. The auxiliary control... Agent: Autoliv Asp
20090292423 - Vehicle occupant presence and position sensing system: Sensors in a vehicle seat provide data for classifying occupants. Information from the sensors may be used to determine the position of an occupant relative to the seat and relative to the vehicle, the weight of the occupant, whether the seat belt is latched, and the position of the occupant... Agent: Law Office Of Clay Mcgurk
20090292424 - Vehicle rollover detection: A system and method for detecting a rollover of a vehicle that includes at least one wheel reaction force sensing device for transmitting wheel reaction force signals indicative of an amount of force exerted on at least one wheel of the vehicle is provided. The system includes a controller operably... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20090292425 - Seat control device: A seat control device has an input unit for performing at least one of an operation to incline and move a first seat, and a drive control unit for at least one of inclining and moving the first seat based on an output of the input unit. the seat control... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090292427 - load weight measuring device for a multi-stage mast forklift truck: A load weight measuring device for a multi-stage mast forklift truck has a mast assembly, an oil passage, a flow regulator valve, a pressure sensor, a detecting device, a memory, a selector, and a calculator. The mast assembly has a lift bracket for receiving a load weight, a multi-stage mast... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090292426 - System and method for controlling a planter: A system and method for controlling a planter comprises a boundary definer for establishing a boundary associated with a field. A location-determining receiver determines a position of a planter. A detector is capable of generating an activation signal if the location-determining receiver crosses the established boundary. An actuator is arranged... Agent: Deere & Company
20090292428 - Control system for a motor vehicle provided with a semiautomatic gearbox with discrete ratios: an adder capable of adding the torque partial values or contributions to corresponding other torque partial values or contributions, to be delivered or transmitted as relevant, determined by predetermined methods, in order to supply in the total output signals or data indicating the torque to be generated in the engine... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090292429 - Device and method for controlling transmission mechanism, and method for controlling motor vehicle: In a motor vehicle having a clutch and a transmission, an additional shift command is accepted during an already ongoing shift operation, thereby providing control that makes possible a responsive shift operation. When a shift command is issued during an ongoing shift operation and engagement operation of the clutch, the... Agent: Jones Day
20090292430 - Shift controller of vehicle automatic transmission: A shift controller includes: a shift control unit automatically shifting gears of an automatic transmission using a basic shift line map; a shift line map switching control unit switching from the basic shift line map to a high fluid temperature shift line map set on a lower vehicle speed side... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090292431 - Control apparatus for shift range changeover device: A control apparatus for a shift range changeover device determines temporary abnormality, when a detection output of a rotation position of a motor continues to be abnormal for a first abnormality determination period. The control apparatus further determines persistent abnormality and performs predetermined failsafe processing, when the detection output further... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090292432 - Clutch connection control apparatus and vehicle including the same: A pressure sensor detects the change in pressure within a cylinder in a clutch master cylinder in a case where a clutch shifts from a connected state to a disconnected state. The pressure within the cylinder is detected at a time point where a rate of the pressure increase is... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090292433 - Method and system of determining effectiveness of an aircraft braking system on an aircraft during an aircraft landing: A method of determining effectiveness of an aircraft braking system on an aircraft during an aircraft landing including generating a scalar deceleration value when a predefined braking event occurs that corresponds to effectiveness of a braking system associated with an aircraft landing operation during occurrence of a predefined braking event... Agent: Tung & Associates
20090292434 - Method for synchronising components of a motor vehicle brake system and electronic brake control system: The invention relates to a method for synchronising components of a motor vehicle brake system with an electronic main control device with a main timer associated therewith, at least one sub-control device, which is subordinate to the main control device, with a timer associated therewith, wherein the main control device... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20090292435 - Security for engine torque input air-per-cylinder calculations: An air-per-cylinder (APC) security system for a vehicle comprises an APC determination module, an APC threshold determination module, and an APC diagnostic module. The APC determination module determines first and second APC values for first and second cylinders of an engine, respectively, based on mass airflow (MAF) into the engine.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090292436 - Control of combined cycle power generation system: A control system for a combined cycle power generation system including a gas turbine engine (GT), a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG), and a steam turbine (ST) includes a display wherein an operator may observe information about predicted operating parameters; a user interface wherein an operator may provide additional operating... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090292437 - Systems and methods involving multiplexed engine control signals: Systems and methods involving multiplexed engine control signals are provided. In this regard, a representative engine control system for a gas turbine engine includes: a signal relay device operative to receive multiplexed signals from an engine electronic control (EEC), demultiplex the signals, and provide demultiplexed signals to corresponding ones of... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20090292438 - Circuit detecting combustion-related variables: In a circuit for and a method of detecting combustion-relevant variables in an internal combustion engine an ionization signal is determined in dependence on the flame. To improve the accuracy of detection the ionisation measurement circuit is connected to the ignition electrode and decoupled from the ignition coil by way... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department
20090292440 - Control apparatus for multi-cylinder internal combustion engine: Provided is a control apparatus for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine equipped with fuel injection valves provided respectively for the cylinders including: a revolution measuring means for measuring a revolution speed for a predetermined angle for each cylinder; an inter-cylinder revolution-difference calculating means for calculating, from the measured revolution speed,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090292439 - Method of controlling cylinder deactivation: A method of controlling a cylinder deactivation system is disclosed. Information from one or more sensors is received by a control unit. The control unit compares the current values of a parameter with one or more prohibited ranges in order to determine if cylinder deactivation should be prohibited. The one... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20090292442 - Approach for enhancing emissions control device warmup in a direct injection engine system: A method of controlling fuel supplied to an engine of a vehicle is provided. The vehicle includes a first fuel storage tank to store a first type of fuel, a second fuel storage tank to store a second type of fuel, and an emissions control device. The engine includes at... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090292443 - Approach for reducing overheating of direct injection fuel injectors: A method of controlling fuel supplied to an engine is provided. The engine includes at least one cylinder having a port injection fuel injector being supplied with fuel from at least one of a first fuel storage tank and a second fuel storage tank and a direct injection fuel injector... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090292444 - Boosted engine control responsive to driver selected performance: Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine in a vehicle in response to a driver performance/economy mode. One example method comprises delivering a first fuel to a cylinder of the engine from a first injector, delivering a second, different, fuel to the cylinder of the engine from... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090292446 - Control apparatus and control method of internal combustion engine: A control apparatus of an internal combustion engine performs control to warm up a catalyst. More specifically, the control apparatus keeps a wastegate valve open when the temperature of the catalyst is less than a predetermined temperature and closes the wastegate valve when the temperature of the catalyst becomes equal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090292441 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus (100) controls the operating condition of an engine (200) comprising a valve operating apparatus (10) capable of changing valve operating characteristics of an intake valve (203) and an exhaust valve (204). This is provided with: an intake valve control device (110) for controlling the valve operating apparatus... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090292448 - Engine controller: An engine controller capable of optimizing both the air-fuel ratio and the ignition timing to provide HC-minimized performance under the relevant driving conditions (environmental conditions) in order to minimize the amount of HC emitted from an engine at the time of start-up (before catalyst activation) is provided. The engine controller... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090292447 - Fuel control for internal combustion engine: A fuel injection control for an internal combustion engine is provided. Fuel is injected into a cylinder of the internal combustion engine. The fuel injection is divided into main injection and pilot injection in advance of the main injection. An actual compression ignition timing is detected based on a combustion... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090292450 - Method and vehicle electric system for a motor vehicle with a pre-emptive temporary torque restriction of the internal combustion engine: A method for reducing energy consumption of a motor vehicle having an internal combustion engine and a vehicle electric system, to which at least a first electric consumer is connected. To achieve an efficient vehicle electric system with a reduced energy consumption, the internal combustion engine is operated in a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090292445 - Method for determining the quality of the fuel for an internal combustion engine: A method for determining the quality of the fuel for an internal combustion engine, in particular a direct-injection internal combustion engine in a vehicle, which is characterized by the following be performed: the internal combustion engine is operated in idle mode under predefinable operating conditions, the curve of the injection... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090292449 - Power output apparatus, vehicle equipped with the same, and method of controlling power output apparatus: In a power output apparatus, when the fuel vapor concentration is high and the target purge rate is high, an operating point on a purge priority operating line is selected as a target operating point of an engine. As a result, the intake manifold negative pressure greater than that when... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090292451 - Variable operation angle mechanism and apparatus for and method of controlling engine: The present invention relates to a variable operation angle mechanism that can improve engine performance at transient operation by optimally setting a ratio between change amounts of opening and closing timings accompanying a variation in valve operation angle of intake valve, and relates to an apparatus for and a method... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090292452 - Control apparatus for an internal combustion engine: The control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a throttle opening learning value calculation unit for calculating a throttle opening learning value based on a deviation between a target throttle opening and a learning throttle opening, controls the throttle opening by a learning corrected target throttle opening obtained by... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090292453 - Control unit for controlling an automatic shut-off and /or start-up process of a vehicle power plant: A control unit and method are provided for controlling an automatic shut-off process of a vehicle power plant in a motor vehicle, wherein the control unit emits a shut-off signal for initiating corresponding shut-off measures for automatically shutting off the vehicle power plant, when predetermined shut-off request conditions are fulfilled,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090292455 - Method and start control device for controlling an automatic start-up process of a drive unit: A method and a start control device are provided for controlling an automatic start-up process of a drive unit of a motor vehicle. The drive unit is automatically started when all of the predetermined start-up conditions are fulfilled. However, even in the event that an absence of the driver is... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090292454 - Vehicle control apparatus: In a case where an engine ECU determines that the engine is started (restarted), the engine ECU notifies an EPSECU that cranking is to be performed to start the engine before performing the cranking. When such a notification is received, the EPSECU gradually reduces a current command limit value I*_lim... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090292456 - Traffic information generating method, traffic information generating apparatus, display, navigation system, and electronic control unit: An embodiment provides a traffic information generating method for generating traffic information about a road on which a vehicle travels. A vehicle speed is detected by a vehicle speed sensor at predetermined distance or time intervals. By referring to a prescribed speed, a prescribed distance, and a link determination distance,... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090292459 - Cooperative geolocation based on inter-vehicular communication: A cooperative event location system is provided having a first system in a first vehicle and a second system. The first system includes a first event detection component to detect an occurrence of an event, a first measurement component to determine a distance traveled from the event, a first processing... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090292458 - Map distribution systems, methods and programs: Map information distribution systems, methods, and programs that update map information based and distribute the update information, send update request information for requesting the update information of the map information, receive the update request information, and obtain the update information corresponding to the received update request information. The systems, methods,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090292457 - Method and system for representing pedestrian crosswalks in a geographic database used by a navigation system: A geographic database used by a navigation system includes data regarding which corners of an intersection are connected by a crosswalk and the type of crosswalk. The geographic database also includes data regarding locations of crosswalks at a location other than an intersection. Using this information, the navigation system can... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20090292460 - System and method for navigating a facility: Systems and methods are described for enabling the monitoring and navigation of a complex of known rooms or facilities having known objects, attributes and/or people associated therewith, wherein different locations of the objects, attributes and/or people within the facilities are related and accessible over known, well-defined alternate paths. Sensor information... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20090292461 - Dynamic delivery of waypoint data associated with travel reservations: Capabilities are added to a travel reservation system by delivering a traveler's destination information to a car reservation company computer for subsequent downloading as waypoint data into a global positioning system (GPS) device in the car being rented by the traveler. The traveler creates a travel itinerary, including a request... Agent: Law Firm Of Dan Shifrin
20090292463 - System and method for determining routing information: A system and method for determining an optimal set of routes from an origin to one or more destinations. The system comprises a reverse geo-code database of closest intersections for one or more locations of a particular geographical region, a matrix generator, and a vehicle routing problem solver. The matrix... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group
20090292462 - Systems and methods for collecting and using user-contributed map data: Systems and methods are provided for collecting and using user-contributed map data. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for collecting maneuver-specific annotations. According to the method, a user is presented with a set of computer-generated driving directions comprising a plurality of maneuvers. In association with presenting to the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090292464 - System and method for providing geographic markers on electronic objects and real-world objects: A system and method for attaching geographical markers to a variety of objects, including real-world objects, electronic documents, people, software applications, and other items of information, including stationary and moving entities. In accordance with an embodiment, the system provides an object location identifier (OLI), and can use additional forms of... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090292465 - System and method for navigating a facility: Systems and methods are described for enabling the monitoring and navigation of a complex of known rooms or facilities having known objects, attributes and/or people associated therewith, wherein different locations of the objects, attributes and/or people within the facilities are related and accessible over known, well-defined alternate paths. Sensor information... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP
20090292466 - Navigation sytem for a vehicle: A vehicular rearview mirror-based navigation system includes a rearview mirror system, including an interior rearview mirror assembly, having an interior reflective element and interior mirror housing for the interior reflective element. The interior rearview mirror assembly further includes a scrolling display. The scrolling display displays scrolling driver informational messages on... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090292467 - System, method and computer program product for ranging based on pixel shift and velocity input: A system, method and computer program product provides for determining a location of an external object sensed by a mobile object on a display of the mobile object. The method may include determining a first position of the external object on the display, the first position being sensed by the... Agent: Venable LLP
20090292468 - Collision avoidance method and system using stereo vision and radar sensor fusion: A system and method for fusing depth and radar data to estimate at least a position of a threat object relative to a host object is disclosed. At least one contour is fitted to a plurality of contour points corresponding to the plurality of depth values corresponding to a threat... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler P.C.11/19/2009 > 64 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090287363 - Weapon integrated controller: The present disclosures are systems, apparatus and methods for communicating with a robot via a weapon. In one embodiment, the weapon comprises a barrel, a receiver assembly, a handgrip, and a first controller. The receiver assembly is coupled to an end of the barrel and to the handgrip. The first... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i
20090287364 - Visual aircraft spacing tool: An air traffic display aid and method that uses parameters for defining a heading for an alpha approach and a beta approach. These can be intersecting or converging runways, dependent or independent parallel runways or airways in en-route configurations. A target reference point is determined in dependence upon the alpha... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090287365 - Converter for converting a load factor command into a longitudinal attitude deviation instruction: The invention relates to flight control systems for aircraft, which have large control loops delivering load factor commands and which are applied to flight controls more suited to the following by the pilot of a longitudinal attitude deviation instruction than to the following of a load factor instructions. It consists... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090287366 - Electric vehicle (ev) driving mode optimization for a parallel hybrid electric vehicle: A method of operating a parallel hybrid electric drive train may include manually selecting a first mode by a user. The first mode include an electric mode that provides for propelling a vehicle using only an electric motor. The method may also include propelling the vehicle in the electric mode,... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090287367 - Method and apparatus for driver control of a limited-ability autonomous vehicle: A vehicle system for providing an interface for driver control of at least a partially autonomous vehicle. The system includes a driver command processor that receives request signals from a driver interface device of the driver's desire for the vehicle system to take certain actions and sends appropriate signals in... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20090287368 - Motor vehicle having a driver assistance system: A motor vehicle has a driver assistance system for outputting a warning message and/or for engaging in a driving operation, an activity of the driver assistance system occurring if a variable triggering threshold is exceeded. To increase the active and passive traffic safety, further external circumstances, in particular influencing variables... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20090287370 - Failure diagnosis system, and vehicle-mounted ecu for use in the failure diagnosis system: A failure diagnosis system that erases diagnostic information applied to a vehicle that includes an ECU for that stores a vehicle identification number (VIN) and diagnostic information (hereinafter, referred to as “VIN storage ECU”), and an ECU that does not store the vehicle identification number but stores the diagnostic information... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090287369 - Method and system for providing supplemental services to telematics systems: The embodiments of the present innovation provide a method and system for providing supplemental services to telematics systems. The method and system receives data from a telematics provider in a non-proprietary format, parses the data, stores the data, provides the data to a third party application, obtains an output from... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20090287371 - Shock absorber health and condition monitoring device: Apparatus and method for determining shock-absorber wear are presented. The device includes a shock absorber, a temperature sensor, and an electronics assembly. The temperature sensor may generate temperature data for the shock absorber. The electronics assembly may determine a condition of the shock absorber based on the temperature data. The... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090287372 - Pit road display: Instruments or gauges arranged to provide feedback detectable by the peripheral vision of a driver when vehicle operating parameters, such as engine speed, temperature, pressure, and voltage, are in a critical range, include one or more of the following types of instruments or gauges and/or features: (a) a tachometer that... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090287373 - Control system for a work machine and method for controlling a hydraulic cylinder: A control system for a work machine is provided, which system includes an electric machine, a hydraulic machine and at least one hydraulic cylinder. The electric machine is connected in a driving manner to the hydraulic machine. The hydraulic machine is connected to a piston side of the hydraulic cylinder... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20090287374 - Method and system for evaluating driving conditions of a vehicle: The method and system evaluate driving conditions of a vehicle whereby drivability of the vehicle can be evaluated accurately and objectively. To evaluate drivability of the vehicle under different driving conditions, a plural pieces of driving load information including biological information on a driver and movement information of the vehicle... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090287375 - Method for determining absolute steering wheel angle from a single-turn steering wheel angle sensor: A method and algorithm for determining a steering wheel angle of a vehicle steering mechanism upon power up of a vehicle using a single-turn steering wheel angle sensor by eliminating plausible steering wheel angles until one and only one steering wheel angle possibility remains.... Agent: Angela M. Brunetti, PLLC
20090287377 - Vehicle body drifting suppresion device: A vehicle body drifting suppression device including a steering torque detection unit which detects a steering torque of a vehicle, wherein a vehicle body drifting suppression is performed according to a vehicle body drifting suppression control-amount, and the vehicle body drifting suppression control-amount is adjusted according to a temporal sustention... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090287376 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device calculates an operation amount and a motion state amount for varying an operation amount necessary for a real vehicle's operation based on a dynamic vehicle model modeling the motion state of a vehicle running in accordance with running targets such as a target path and a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090287378 - Drag torque request security diagnostic systems and methods: An engine control system for a vehicle comprises a torque module and a drag request evaluation module. The torque module controls torque output of an engine based on a driver torque request and increases the torque output based on a wheel drag torque request generated based on a driven wheel... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090287379 - System and method for receiving and recording a closure panel release request: A system and a method are provided for receiving and recording a closure panel release request. The system comprises an input device for transmitting the closure panel release request, a closure mechanism for securing the closure panel in the closed position, and a processor that is coupled to the vehicle,... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20090287381 - Determining and reconstructing changes in load on lifting gear: The invention relates to a method of determining changes in loads on lifting gear, whereby a change in load is determined within load curve data at a transition point of the load curve gradient, and whereby the load curve is broken down into discrete-time observation intervals at the transition points.... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger
20090287380 - Work machine, system and method for broadcast spreading of a material in wind conditions: A work machine includes a spreader configured for broadcast spreading of a material from the work machine; an input device configured to provide wind condition data; an orientation control device configured to determine an orientation of the work machine; and a controller coupled to the spreader, the input device and... Agent: Taylor & Aust, P.c/deere & Company
20090287383 - Shift-by-wire control system for vehicle automatic transmission: A SBW control system is disclosed which is powered by an electric power source on a vehicle to electrically control mode shifting of an automatic transmission of the vehicle. The SBW control system includes: 1) means for inputting a shift command to shift a current operating mode of the automatic... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090287382 - Vehicle control system and method: A vehicle control system includes a first powertrain, a second powertrain, and a third powertrain. The first powertrain includes a first power source. The second powertrain includes a second power source. The third powertrain includes a third power source. The vehicle control system also includes an operator control interface. The... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20090287384 - System and method for controlling thrust force of belt of continuously variable transmission: The present invention relates to a system and a method for controlling the thrust force of a belt of a CVT. The method includes: determining whether a rough road condition is satisfied; continuously calculating, in a case that the condition is satisfied, a thrust force for a first predetermined time... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090287385 - Method for controlling a shift point in an automatic transmission: The method according to the invention for shift point control in automatic transmissions by means of an electronic control device, which receives a performance requirement value and the vehicle speed as input signals and triggers up-shifts and down-shifts, by means of a functional module. The functional module controls the shift... Agent: Barley Snyder, LLC
20090287386 - Clutch control system: The clutch control system includes a motor in a liquid pressure modulator for engagement/disengagement of a clutch, a clutch control unit for controlling the operation of the motor, vehicle condition detection means which detects at least that an engine is in working and which detects the running speed of the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090287387 - Clutch control system: When a predetermined time has passed without detection of engine stall and without detection of the neutral state and without detection of a vehicle starting operation, in a first control state in which a clutch is in a disengaged state, a clutch control system effects transition to a second control... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090287388 - System for controlling a vehicle driving downhill: A system for a hill descent control in the braking equipment of a motor vehicle comprising an electrically controllable service brake system, which is designed both for an anti-locking control function and for a braking function irrespective of actuation by the driver, a brake actuator which permits an individual adjustment... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20090287390 - Control system for internal combustion engine and control method for internal combustion engine: A control system for an internal combustion engine includes: a fuel amount detector; a smoothing calculation unit that calculates a smooth output value, which is obtained by smoothing an output value of the fuel amount detector in a temporal direction; a continuous low speed condition detection unit that detects a... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090287389 - Method for increasing the resolution of output signals from at least one measuring sensor on an internal combustion engine and corresponding controller: The resolution of output signals from at least one measuring sensor on an internal combustion engine can be increased by: the working level range of the sensor is divided into at least two range sections, each section is provided with the same given output level range limited with relation to... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090287393 - Direct fuel injection control with variable injector current profile: A direct fuel injection control for an internal combustion engine includes first and second controllers. The first controller has a microprocessor and generates injection timing and duration signals on injector select lines. The second controller is a state machine including injector controls that receive the injection timing and duration signals... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090287391 - Engine fuel control system: A fuel control system is provided. The fuel control system includes an electronic control system coupled to a pair of control valves for blending pipeline fuel with waste fuel at a blend ratio for controlling fuel flow to an internal combustion engine. The fuel control system can estimate energy content... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20090287394 - Idling rotation speed control apparatus: There is provided an idling rotation speed control apparatus that can reduce the development man-hours and the cost and that enables operation during a trolling cruise to be readily performed. The idling rotation speed control apparatus includes an engine rotation speed detection means, an engine temperature detection means, an engine... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090287392 - Method and system for closed loop lambda control of a gaseous fueled internal combustion engine: A method and system in accordance with the present invention provides for improved lambda control utility that includes the following: the introduction of an inner control loop to the lambda control based on the pressure of the gaseous fuel downstream of the fuel control valve and upstream of the carburetor... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20090287395 - Engine control device: An engine control device, which is capable of preventing fuel from being consumed more than necessary when a PTO device is in operation, is provided. An engine control device (5), in which a PTO device (12) is connected to a vehicle engine (1) and which controls a fuel injection quantity... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20090287396 - Fuel property determination system, and fuel property determination method for internal combustion engine: The fuel injection amounts into each cylinder are set on the assumption that a heavy fuel will be injected during the engine starting process, and a specific torque is allowed to be generated by combustion in a specific cylinder when a fuel with a specific property between those of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090287397 - Parallel sequential turbocharger architecture using engine cylinder variable valve lift system: An exemplary controller includes one or more processors, memory and control logic to individually control at least one of two exhaust valves of a cylinder of an internal combustion engine to either provide exhaust from the cylinder to a single exhaust turbine or to provide exhaust from the cylinder to... Agent: Honeywell Turbo Technologies
20090287398 - Internal-combustion-engine control apparatus: Provision is made for an internal-combustion-engine control apparatus whose knocking detectability is high regardless of the type of an engine. Preparation is made for a data group consisting of serial segments each including a predetermined number of values obtained by A/D-converting a signal that appears within a knocking detection window... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090287399 - Method and device for controlling a combustion engine during a temporary stoppage: A method for controlling, during temporary stoppage, a four-stroke combustion engine including a block delimiting cylinders which define combustion chambers equipped with pistons into which opens an intake pipe and an exhaust pipe, both provided with valves that can move between open and closed positions. The method involves detecting conditions... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090287400 - Approach for engine start synchronization: A method of starting an engine is provided. The engine includes a cylinder and a fuel injector configured to directly inject fuel into the cylinder. The method includes: at an engine start condition, receiving a sensed engine position, in response to the sensed engine position correlating with a stored engine... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090287403 - Method and device for fusion of traffic data when information is incomplete: A method for merging imprecisely localized traffic reports with precisely localized traffic data includes obtaining a plurality of possible positions (x) of the localized traffic reports having imprecise position indications. The plurality of possible positions is evaluated using overlap functions. Substantially precise positions for the localized traffic reports are defined... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090287401 - System and method for realtime community information exchange: System and method for traffic mapping service are disclosed for allowing plurality of users having each a navigation device to transmit their locations to a server and optionally to signal to the server their requested destination. The system and method are further capable of calculating traffic parameters such as current... Agent: Eitan Mehulal Law Group
20090287404 - System for providing traffic information: A system for providing traffic information to a plurality of mobile users connected to a network. The system comprises a plurality of traffic monitors, each comprising at least a traffic detector and a transmitter, the traffic detector generating a signal in response to vehicular traffic and the transmitter transmitting the... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP
20090287402 - Virtual traffic sensors: Techniques are described for virtual traffic sensors (VTS). 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 ascertain locations of one or more virtual traffic sensors. In at least some embodiments, locations of... Agent: Garmin Ltd. C/o Garmin International, Inc.
20090287405 - Traffic data quality: Techniques are described for traffic data quality. In an implementation, an electronic device provides a variety of functionality including functionality to determine position. The device may use determined position to ascertain geographic locations as collection points where traffic related data may be collected. In at least some embodiments, traffic data... Agent: Garmin Ltd. C/o Garmin International, Inc.
20090287407 - Method and system for dynamic estimation and predictive route generation: The preferred embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods and systems for dynamic route estimation and prediction using discrete sampled location updates from various mobile devices for the purpose of providing a graphical representation of a mobile device's route along a known network path of map data. The... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20090287406 - Vehicle-mounted equipment: Vehicle-mounted equipment includes a storage unit 12 for storing data for a plurality of destinations, a vehicle-mounted network connecting unit 11 for receiving destination data indicating a destination via a vehicle-mounted network, a destination determining unit 21 for determining the destination on the basis of destination data received by the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090287408 - Method for offering a user reward based on a chosen navigation route: A method for offering a user reward based on a chosen navigation route includes calculating alternative routes from a starting location to a destination location by taking into consideration route segments including public transportation route segments and road network route segments. The alternative routes are presented to a user. A... Agent: Manfred Beck Pa
20090287409 - Navigational planning and display method for the sailor's dilemma when heading upwind: A method is disclosed that resolves a long-standing seafaring problem of how close to the wind to sail. Sailboats need a convenient way to determine the optimal heading to minimize the Tacking Time to Destination (TTD). Unlike Velocity Made Good (VMG), the method disclosed here allows route planning before the... Agent: Roberts & Roberts, LLP Attorneys At Law
20090287410 - Apparatus and program for finding vehicle position: A navigation apparatus calculates a current position candidate of a vehicle based on absolute position information, and calculates a travelable area based on road width data and the like, and further calculates a center locus of the travelable area and an estimated position of the vehicle. The estimated position of... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090287412 - Method and apparatus for transmitting vehicle-related information in and out of a vehicle: A method for transmitting vehicle-related information in and out of a vehicle and an apparatus for carrying out the method are disclosed. The method includes the steps of (i) receiving location information via reception means for position finding, (ii) evaluating vehicle-related information and location information via means for coordinating an... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090287411 - System and method for managing messages in a network data processing system using a check-in policy: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing messages in a network data processing system. In one illustrative embodiment, the process receives input associated with a set of check-in policy settings for a user of a first communication device. The process generates a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090287413 - Systems and methods for improving magnetic heading output from an inertial navigation system: Systems and methods for determining magnetic heading information for a vehicle. In one example, the system identifies at least one polar exclusion area based on predefined rate-of-change of magnetic variation (magvar). Locally stored magvar information is retrieved based on received vehicle position information that is outside the polar exclusion areas.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090287414 - System and process for the precise positioning of subsea units: A system for precise positioning of subsea units has a remotely operated vehicle, an inertial measurement unit positioned on the vehicle so as to produce a signal relative to a position of the subsea unit, a doppler velocity log coupled to the vehicle in producing a signal relative to the... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20090287415 - Systems, devices and methods for increasing location based service accuracy: A method of increasing location based service accuracy by correcting location data associated with a fixed source using a mobile communication device. The method includes the step of receiving, on the mobile communication device, a first set of location data. The first set of location data is originated from the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP11/12/2009 > 64 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
11/05/2009 > 64 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090276105 - Robotic vehicle remote control system having a virtual operator environment: A control system for a remotely operated vehicle is disclosed. The control system includes a sensor tracking system configured to sense the remotely operated vehicle. The control system is coupled to the sensor tracking system and is configured to remotely control the remotely operated vehicle. The control system includes a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090276106 - Multiple telemetry stream parsing and reconstruction system: The invention generally relates to a telemetry system and method for parsing a set of archived telemetry streams for the purpose of reconstructing the data contained within the set of archived telemetry streams into a newly constructed set of telemetry streams. The newly constructed set of telemetry streams are used... Agent: Navairwd Counsel Group
20090276107 - Method for controlling an active running gear of a rail vehicle: A method for controlling an active running gear of a rail vehicle including at least one first wheel unit with two wheels, wherein by means of at least one first actuator, which acts between the first wheel unit and a vehicle structure supported thereon by means of a first primary... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090276108 - System and method for processing images of wayside equipment adjacent to a route: A system is provided for processing images of wayside equipment adjacent to a route. The system includes a video camera configured to collect visible spectral data of the wayside equipment. The video camera is positioned on an external surface of a powered system traveling along the route. Additionally, the system... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20090276109 - Slip control for a materials handling vehicle: A vehicle is provided comprising: a main body; a plurality of wheels coupled to the main body; a traction motor associated with the main body and coupled to at least one of the wheels for driving the one wheel; control apparatus coupled to the traction motor and generating a motor... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP
20090276111 - Autonomous ground vehicle control system for high-speed and safe operation: The present disclosure relates to a reference yaw rate generator for an autonomous ground vehicle control system. The reference yaw rate generator is configured to generate a reference yaw rate (rr) based on an actual latitudinal position (Y), a desired latitudinal position (Yd), an actual longitudinal position (X), a desired... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20090276110 - System and method for detecting reflection with a mobile sensor platform: Systems and methods for planning and executing a search route by a mobile sensor platform for detecting reflection are disclosed. The search route of the mobile sensor platform is based on the angle of a radiation source relative to the ground in a search area. While executing the search route,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090276112 - Method for detecting offset for a pedestrian protection device: A method for detecting offset for a pedestrian protection device, in which sensor data are ascertained and evaluated for determining an impact point of an object. In the event of a collision with an object, characteristics are extracted for determining the offset of the impact point using the sensor data... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090276114 - Vehicle motion measurement apparatus, a vehicle abnormal motion prevention apparatus and a drive recorder: The apparatus comprises a measured signal detector 11, a vehicle parameter obtainer 12, a sideslip angle temporary estimator 13, a sideslip angle differential corresponding value computer 14 and a sideslip angle real estimator 15. A sideslip angle temporary estimate value is computed from one or plural vehicle parameters including at... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20090276113 - Wheel-state estimation device and vehicle control device: In a wheel-state estimation device which estimates a force or acceleration acting on a wheel provided in an automotive vehicle, a plurality of wheel side detection units are respectively provided in a plurality of wheels of the vehicle, each wheel side detecting unit detecting a force or acceleration acting on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090276115 - Handheld automotive diagnostic tool with vin decoder and communication system: Provided is a method of receiving data from a vehicle onboard computer. The onboard computer is configured to transmit vehicle identification data in response to receipt of an identification request, which is transmitted in a basic communication protocol. The onboard computer is further configured to transmit private operational data in... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090276116 - G.p.s. management system: A management system using Global Positioning System receivers for tracking remote units from a central office and quickly and conveniently determining if those remote units have varied from a set of predetermined parameters of operation. The system also includes provisions that allows information to be sent from the remote units... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing
20090276117 - Simultaneous vehicle protocol communication apparatus and method: A diagnostic tool for simultaneously communicating with a plurality of motor vehicle control units and implements at least two different communication protocols within a single motor vehicle. The diagnostic tool includes a processor and a field programmable gate array. The processor simultaneously executes a plurality of diagnostic routines and thereby... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090276118 - Method and apparatus for processing trip information and dynamic data streams, and controller thereof: A method for processing trip information and dynamic data streams are provided, and includes the following steps. (1) A dynamic data stream including a plurality of video frames is received. (2) Plural batches of trip information are received. (3) At least one batch of trip information and at least one... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090276119 - Sump with controlled oil level: A motor vehicle having a transmission sump with a controlled oil level is disclosed. The motor vehicle includes a scavenge pump which draws oil from the transmission sump via a scavenge valve. The scavenge valve may be controlled to cause the scavenge pump to draw oil from a selected oil... Agent: Allison Transmission, Inc.
20090276120 - Vehicle security system and method: A method and apparatus for validating a vehicle operator. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises an input device for allowing entry of vehicle operator identification information, a transceiver for transmitting a message and receiving a response to the message, an interface for allowing a processor to communication with a vehicle... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090276122 - Steering system and method for train of wheeled vehicles: A steering system and method are capable of steering a plurality of vehicles arranged in a train with adjacent vehicles pivotally connected to each other for movement about a vertical axis. Each vehicle has a pair of steerable wheels with one pair at one end of the train being a... Agent: Lipsitz & Mcallister, LLC
20090276121 - Vehicle steering control system and control method therefor: A vehicle steering control system that controls the operation of an electric vehicle steering device, which applies a steering assist force to a steering mechanism via a gear mechanism and includes: a temperature estimating section for estimating the temperature of or around the gear mechanism; and a correcting section for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090276123 - Steering system of a motor vehicle: A steering system of a motor vehicle has a steering wheel which engages a steering rack via a steering pinion of a steering column. A steering torque is exerted by a driver on the steering rack via the steering wheel. A steering torque assistance unit is provided and has an... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090276124 - Vehicle stability control device: There is provided a new and novel vehicle stability control device through steering wheels independently of the driver's handling operation, in which a suitable steering angle parameter in determining a target value for a turning state parameter is selected. The control device calculates a provisional target steering angle for wheels... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090276125 - Device and method for controlling a passenger protection system of a vehicle: A device for controlling a passenger protection system of a motor vehicle includes at least one structure-borne noise sensor, used to receive body vibrations, and an evaluation device, used to evaluate the structure-borne noise signal. The evaluation provides information about an impact object and/or the characteristics of the impact. The... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090276127 - Correction in position with hitch position sensor: An automatic guidance system for an agricultural vehicle includes a tractor, a towed implement, an absolute tractor position sensor, a relative implement position sensor, and an electronic control system. The operator inputs the implement geometry and field information into the control system. The control system combines this data with the... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20090276126 - Mobile crane and method for operating a mobile crane: This invention relates to a mobile crane with at least one memory unit in which limit curves or limit values are stored for various crane parameters, which should not be exceeded, or only by issuing an alarm signal, to ensure safety during operation of the crane, and with means for... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP
20090276128 - Cooridnated torque control operation with de-energized throttle: An engine control system comprises an air control module and a spark control module. The air control module controls a throttle valve based on a first desired torque when the throttle valve is in an operable state. The spark control module controls spark advance based on the first desired torque... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090276130 - Air conditioning torque compensation energy matching inertia transfer: An engine control system comprises a torque control module, an air conditioning (A/C) load comparison module, and an A/C load compensation module. The torque control module controls an engine to produce a first torque request based on a first torque maintains a current speed of the engine. The A/C load... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090276129 - Method and system for protecting a starting clutch: The present invention relates to a method of protecting a starting clutch that generates an estimated equivalent temperature of the starting clutch and performs an operation for protecting the starting clutch if the estimated temperature exceeds critical temperature, in order to prevent the burnout of the starting clutch caused by... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090276131 - Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles: A method of and system for detecting absolute acceleration along various axes relative to a desired movement vector while moving relative to a gravity source includes steps of determining a vertical acceleration, perpendicular to the desired movement vector and substantially anti-parallel to a gravitational acceleration due to the gravity source;... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20090276133 - Aircraft brake control system and method: A method includes receiving an input brake command that indicates a desired amount of braking for a vehicle. A brake control signal is then derived from the input brake command to facilitate applying a braking force to a wheel of the vehicle, and the braking force facilitates achieving the desired... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)
20090276132 - Method and system for determining a brake pressure predefined by a vehicle control system: A method and system for determining a brake pressure which is predefined by a vehicle control system involve effecting a vehicle braking process initiated by an electronic braking system and/or the vehicle driver, determining a vehicle deceleration a, and a brake pressure pestim, comparing the brake pressure pestim against a... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090276134 - Slip control for a materials handling vehicle: A vehicle is provided comprising: a main body; a plurality of wheels coupled to the main body; a traction motor associated with the main body and coupled to at least one of the wheels for driving the one wheel; control apparatus coupled to the traction motor and generating a motor... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP
20090276135 - Adaptive cruise controller having dynamics matching as a function of the situation: An adaptive cruise controller having dynamics matching as a function of the situation includes an identification device for identifying various predefined categories of single-file driving situations, and for selecting a dynamic profile matched to the situation identified.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090276136 - Method for calculating confidence on prediction in fault diagnosis systems: A method and system is developed that provides a confidence measure of a prediction of a fault in a gas turbine engine. The confidence measure is developed based upon evaluating the results of a plurality of past predictions and comparing them to an actual fault.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20090276137 - Method to include fast torque actuators in the driver pedal scaling for conventional powertrains: An engine control system comprises a pedal torque determination module, a driver interpretation module, and an actuation module. The pedal torque determination module determines a zero pedal torque based on a desired engine torque at a zero accelerator pedal position and a minimum torque limit for an engine system. The... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090276139 - Engine regulation system and method for qualifying the components of the engine regulation system: An engine control system is provided having a control unit and a monitoring module. The monitoring module, together with the control unit, forms one structural unit and is designed as a detachable module having an independent electromagnetic shielding.... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20090276140 - Spark ignition type internal combustion engine: 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. An amount of intake air in accordance with the required load is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090276138 - Time and angle based cylinder pressure data collection: A control module for determining a time and angle based cylinder pressure includes a crankshaft position determination module that determines a first crankshaft position in an engine at a first time, a time-based cylinder pressure determination module that determines N time-based cylinder pressures in the engine at N times, wherein... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090276144 - Control device for internal combustion engine: A fuel supply system includes a first non-return valve for a low-pressure delivery connection pipe and a second non-return valve for a pump supply pipe. The former non-return pipe does not allow fuel to flow from the low-pressure delivery pipe to the low-pressure supply pipe. The second non-return valve does... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090276142 - Engine valve operation: Various approaches are described for operating an engine in a vehicle having variable valve operation for an intake and/or exhaust valve of the cylinder. In one example, a method comprises delivering a first fuel to a cylinder of the engine from a first injector; delivering a second fuel to the... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090276141 - Feed-forward control in a fuel delivery system & leak detection diagnostics: A method for operating a fuel delivery system with a first pressure pump fluidly coupled to a second higher pressure pump and a fuel rail including adjusting pump operation of at least one of the first and second pumps during engine starting, the variation based on engine starting conditions. When... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20090276143 - Method for estimation of indicated mean effective pressure for individual cylinders from crankshaft acceleration: A method for inferring Indicated Mean Effective Pressure as total transient indicated engine torque in an internal combustion engine, comprising the steps of acquiring at least one crankshaft time stamp for use in determining a cylinder-specific engine velocity; calculating an incremental change in engine kinetic energy from the previously fired... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090276146 - Method for the individual control of a set of valve actuators by the ecu: The invention relates to a system for controlling a thermal engine with valves, that comprises an engine control unit (1) and a plurality of valve actuators (3), wherein the engine control unit is connected to a communication bus (2) and the actuators are distributed into at least two sets each... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090276145 - Synchronization device for an engine: A synchronization device for an engine is provided that has a first active sensor and a second active sensor. The first active sensor is adapted to determine an angular position of a first shaft and the second active sensor is adapted to determine the angular position of a second shaft.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090276147 - Engine knock diagnostic: A knock diagnostic module having a knock module that increments a sample count when a cylinder firing signal corresponding to a first cylinder is received and selectively increments a knock count based on a knock detection signal that corresponds to the cylinder firing signal of the first cylinder A knock... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090276148 - Safety system for marine vessels: There is elucidated a safety system for a marine vessel. The vessel includes two engines coupled to propellers for propelling the vessel through water. The vessel is provided with a digital anchor in communication with the two engines for maintaining the vessel substantially at a defined location when the anchor... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20090276149 - Cognitive aricraft hazard advisory system (cahas): Integrated surveillance systems and methods for processing multiple sensor inputs and determining a best route for avoiding multiple hazards. An example method performed on a first aircraft includes generating a plurality of routes for avoiding a previously determined alert from a first advisory system. Then, probability of success information is... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090276150 - Route determination system: A system for determining a route is provided. The system includes a method for determining estimation function values corresponding to a plurality of vertices on a first graph, where the first graph corresponds to a first route network. The method further includes searching for a first route from a first... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP
20090276151 - Method and system for providing video mapping and travel planning services: An approach is provided for providing a first-person perspective video mapping service. Information corresponding to a geographic area is received from a subscriber of the mapping service over a network. One or more first-person perspective videos of at least a portion of the geographic area are retrieved based on the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090276152 - Method for the supply of encoded geoimage data: Uncoded geographical image data for a pre-defined geographical region is stored in a server unit and at least one wireless communication interface is provided between the server unit and at least one navigation receiver module. At least one position information message is transmitted from the navigation receiver module to the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090276153 - Navigating method and navigation apparatus using road image identification: A navigating method and a navigation apparatus capable of real-time road image identification are disclosed. The apparatus equips a camera used to capture the road image in some specific sections, and the image is used to be identified, so that the navigation accuracy can be improved. The preferred embodiment of... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090276154 - Method and system for coordinating group travel among mobile devices: An approach is provided for coordinating travel. A plurality of mobile devices is identified as a group, wherein each of the mobile devices is configured to obtain location information. A lead mobile device is designated among the group. Routing information or information about a common destination, specified by the lead... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090276155 - Systems and methods for determining location information using dual filters: System and methods of increasing reliability of determined location information by using two integration filters are provided. An exemplary embodiment integrates inertial navigation system information and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) information in a real time Kalman filter; determines a real time location of the aircraft with the real time... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent ServicesPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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