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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100049374 - Follower vehicle control system and method for forward and reverse convoy movement: A vehicle control system for causing a follower vehicle to follow a leader may have a tether system mounted to the follower vehicle. The tether system may include a tether having an end adopted to be attached to the leader, a length sensor, and an angle sensor. A path tracking... Agent: Fennemore Craig, P.C.
20100049373 - Method for modular software removal: A method of managing a code module that generates output information for a computer system is provided. The method comprises searching for the output information in the computer system, if the output information is not detected by the searching step, executing the code module, generating the output information in response... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100049375 - Vehicle behavior control device: A vehicle including a vehicle behavior control device in an ECU. The vehicle behavior control device obtains a line of sight direction of the driver of the vehicle by a line of sight detecting sensor for detecting the line of sight of the driver from an eye movement of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049376 - Method and system for providing a gps-based position: A cooperative engagement group-position determining system employs a group of at least three cooperative units, for example a group of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's), with each unit including a GPS system for determining a GPS-based position, an inter-distance measurement module for measuring a distance of the unit relative to at... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)
20100049379 - Method and device for assisting in the diagnostic and in the dispatch decision of an aircraft: The invention has as its object in particular a method and a device for aiding in the diagnosis and in the decision on operation of an aircraft comprising means for detection of failures relating to the pieces of equipment thereof. After having received (400) at least one alert linked to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049378 - Method and device for assisting in the preparation and management of missions in an aircraft: The invention in particular has as its object a method and a device for an aircraft for aiding in the preparation and management of missions. After a plurality of digital data has been received (505), the said plurality of data comprising at least one datum of avionic type and one... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049380 - Method and support device for aiding in the preparation and management of missions in aircraft: The invention in particular has as its object a method and a device for an operating center for aiding in the preparation and management of missions of an aircraft. After a plurality of digital data has been received (400), the said plurality of data comprising at least one datum of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049377 - Sensor and antenna arrangement: An exemplary sensor for an aircraft includes a sensor mountable within an aircraft and operative to communicate wirelessly communications to a distributed aperture antenna. The sensor is operative to harvest energy from the aircraft to power the sensor.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100049381 - System and method for simultaneously processing telemetry data: According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a method for use in telemetry processing includes receiving telemetry data originating from a satellite, such that the telemetry data comprises a plurality of data segments. The method includes processing the plurality of data segments simultaneously and transmitting a signal to the satellite,... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20100049382 - Flight control method: c
20100049383 - Autonomous asset transportation method, apparatus and computer program product: A method, computer apparatus and computer program product are provided for autonomously transporting an asset along a track to a destination in a manner that is safe, reliable and quick. In regards to the method, instructions are received relating to the shipment of the asset to the destination. Based upon... Agent: Alston & Bird, LLP
20100049384 - System, method and computer readable media for operating a distributed power train: An embodiment of the invention for conducting a distributed power train operation, comprises a controller at the remote unit for issuing commands to control the operation of the remote unit on a track, and responsive to a communication loss between the lead unit and the remote unit. A memory, accessible... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20100049385 - Marine vessel theft deterrent apparatus and marine vessel including the same: A theft deterrent apparatus in a marine vessel including a propulsion device having an engine coupled to a starter and a power generator, includes an authentication unit arranged to operate by receiving power from a battery that is arranged to supply power to the starter and accumulate power generated by... Agent: Yamaha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100049386 - Marine vessel theft deterrent apparatus and marine vessel including the same: A theft deterrent apparatus is used in a marine vessel which includes a propulsion device. The theft deterrent apparatus includes an authentication unit, a fault detection unit arranged to detect a fault of the authentication unit, and an operation control unit arranged to control operation of the propulsion device. When... Agent: Yamaha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100049388 - Autonomous moving apparatus: An autonomous moving apparatus includes a vehicle provided with a drive unit; a cover that is attached to the vehicle such that the cover either entirely or partially covers side, upper, and lower surfaces of the vehicle, and the cover is arranged to be displaced with respect to the vehicle;... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP
20100049389 - Hybrid vehicle and motor drive continuable range displaying method: When the EV switch is on, a first motor drive continuable time is calculated based on the state of charge of the battery and the unit time driving power, and a second motor drive continuable time is calculated as a time until reaching a lower limit temperature θref allowing the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100049390 - Powertrain for a hybrid vehicle with all-wheel drive capability and method for controlling wheel slip: A hybrid-electric powertrain and control method for a vehicle having forward traction wheels and rearward traction wheels in an all-wheel drive configuration. An engine and an electric motor deliver power through delivery paths to the traction wheels. The power delivery paths may have multiple ratio gearing so that more power... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100049387 - Vehicular control device and method of controlling a vehicle: An ECU executes a program including the steps of: calculating a period of time elapsing after a stage was immediately previously shifted before the stage is currently shifted; if the elapsed period of time is at most a predetermined period of time, performing a process to advance an elevation rate... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100049391 - Autonomous moving apparatus: An autonomous moving apparatus arranged to travel autonomously in a surrounding environment preferably includes: a distance measuring sensor arranged to output detection waves, detect a distance between the apparatus and an object which has reflected the detection wave based on a reflection state of the detection wave, and acquire information... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP
20100049392 - System for demarcating an area: A system for demarcating an area comprises a first vehicle, an attachment point, a demarcating element, a motor and a vehicle control unit. The demarcating element extends from the first vehicle to the attachment point. The system furthermore comprises a camera, which camera is operatively connected to the vehicle control... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu
20100049393 - Automated dynamic vehicle blind spot determination: A driver's orientation within a vehicle is monitored. A change in the driver's orientation is detected. A change to a blind spot of the vehicle is calculated based upon the detected change in the driver's orientation. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from... Agent: Lee Law, PLLC IBM Customer Number
20100049394 - Influencing device for influencing an active chassis system of a vehicle: An influencing device for influencing an active chassis that includes a plurality of controllable spring or damper units of a vehicle is provided. The influencing device includes a roadway sensor that produces sensor data relating to a roadway located in front of the vehicle in a direction of travel, the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100049397 - Fuel efficient routing: Techniques are described to determine a fuel-efficient route for a vehicle. In an implementation, a determination is made, based on the one or more characteristics of the vehicle, as to a route between an identified location and a designated location that would cause the vehicle to consume a lesser amount... Agent: Garmin Ltd. C/o Garmin International, Inc.
20100049395 - Methods and apparatus for monitoring vehicle data: The invention relates to a method of installing a vehicle data-monitoring device and a substitute vehicle data connector into a vehicle having a vehicle data-monitoring system with an existing vehicle data connector, the method comprising the steps of: removing the existing vehicle data connector from a socket in the vehicle;... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100049396 - System for detecting interrupt conditions during an electric vehicle charging process: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for managing a charging process of an electric vehicle. The process begins by monitoring a set of operational parameters of the charging process for one or more interruptions in response to receiving, from an energy transaction execution engine, a request... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20100049398 - Vehicle movement processing system: A method as system for determining movement of a vehicle by measuring one or more output signals indicative of acceleration of the vehicle along an axis output from one or more accelerometers installed in the vehicle and processing the output signals to produce movement data characterising the movement of the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100049399 - Integrated control system for an internal-combustion engine of a motorcycle provided with a gas knob and acquisition system for detecting the angular position of a knob for the gas of a motorcycle: An acquisition system for detecting the angular position of a gas knob of a motorcycle; the acquisition system is provided with: a fixed supporting body; a mobile element, which is mounted mobile in the supporting body; a transmission device, mechanically connected to the gas knob and to the mobile element... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100049400 - Vehicle disturbance estimator and method: A Vehicle Disturbance Estimator determines estimates of a vehicle disturbance force according to vehicle operating conditions. The determined vehicle disturbance force estimate can be used, for example, in connection with controlling a cruise control system for the vehicle, in connection with fuel economy evaluations and testing, and in connection with... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100049401 - Parking assist apparatus: A target parking position setting section (23) is adapted to temporarily set a target parking position (p31, p32, p33) for the vehicle for each parking mode in a predetermined stop position. A parking mode determining section (25) is adapted to determine the parking mode and the target parking position corresponding... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100049402 - Parking assist system: The parking assist system assists the maneuvering for moving a vehicle to a reverse start position, then moving it in reverse from the reverse start position to a predetermined parking position in a manner as follows. A parking target setting section sets a parking target position corresponding to the predetermined... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100049403 - Electric power steering system having fail-safe control module operation: An electric power steering system is provided. It comprises a steering assist assembly and a motor assembly that actuates the steering assist assembly. A control module that provides steering assist commands to the motor assembly, the control module including a circuit board having a first portion having circuits thereon and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100049405 - Auxiliary video warning device for vehicles: An auxiliary video warning device for vehicles has multiple video extracting elements for extracting video images around a vehicle. Using a video switch unit, selected video signals are sent to a vehicle display to enlarge the driver's view. A video identifying unit analyzes images outside the vehicle from a certain... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100049404 - Driver's cab of a commercial vehicle having cab components which are integrated into the loadbearing structure: A driver's cab of a commercial vehicle includes a steering column which has a steering spindle mounted rotatably in a steering column tube, and at least one pedal carrier, on which at least one driving pedal is mounted. At least the steering column tube of the steering column and the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100049407 - Driver assisting system for vehicle and vehicle equipped with the driver assisting system: A system assists a driver occupying a seat within a vehicle traveling on a road. The system includes sensing apparatus that senses a plurality of different types of conditions regarding the vehicle. Information apparatus provides information regarding the different types of conditions to the driver by respective different types of... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery
20100049406 - Vehicle safety system: A vehicle safety system comprising a vehicle stability-regulating system, one or more secondary safety components and an electronic interface. The electronic interface communicates with both the vehicle stability-regulating system and the secondary safety components. The electronic interface receives data from the vehicle stability-regulating system and controls the operating condition of... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100049408 - Control device for improving the traction of a vehicle: The invention relates to a vehicle control device comprising: —means (10, 20, 30) for generating various control modes dependent on parameters concerned with the way in which the vehicle is moving such as, rotational speed of the wheels, yaw rate, lateral acceleration and longitudinal acceleration, pressure on the brake controls... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney
20100049409 - Interactive device for control of utility systems in an aircraft: The object of the invention is in particular a device for control of a plurality of support subsystems in an aircraft. This device comprises filtering means capable of determining at least one command associated with at least one support subsystem of the said plurality of support subsystems according to at... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049410 - Method of operating an apparatus: A method is described of operating an apparatus which has at least two alternative operational modes, and a plurality of controllable operating devices and a controller to which demand signals to operate the controllable operating devices are input by the operator from a main operating control structure, and from which... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100049411 - Vehicle control apparatus: A downshift allowable vehicle speed is variably set according to a torque converter slippage amount. Specifically, a downshift allowable vehicle speed is variably set by, using a reference downshift allowable vehicle speed when the torque converter slippage amount is 0 and a gear ratio of the automatic transmission after a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049412 - Control apparatus and control method for transmission: When there is a shift command for the transmission (3) during or immediately after clutch touch point learning, a shift operation value for the transmission (3) is reduced compared to what it normally is (steps ST11 and ST12). Reducing the shift operation value in this way enables the change in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100049413 - Vehicle drive assist apparatus and method: A vehicle drive assist apparatus for assisting in driving a vehicle by varying drive torque of wheels that includes: a torque-up mechanism increasing the drive torque; a step detecting mechanism detecting a step that may exist on a road surface in a traveling direction of the vehicle; and a switching... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049414 - Control apparatus for electric vehicle: The present invention provides a control apparatus for an electric vehicle which improves safety in an electric vehicle capable of traveling using creep torque. The electric vehicle includes a motor/generator for driving vehicle wheels. In a low vehicle speed region during startup or the like, creep torque is output from... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100049415 - Vehicle brake control based on learned vehicle mass: A control system for a vehicle brake comprises a compensation module that determines a compensated brake value based on a vehicle mass and at least one of a pedal force and a pedal displacement, and a brake control module that selectively adjusts a fluid pressure supplied to the vehicle brake... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100049416 - Brake control device for electric vehicle: A brake control device for an electric vehicle includes an instruction controller, a pattern generator, and comparators. The instruction controller generates an instruction signal for instructing a motor about electric brake force. The pattern generator generates a first pattern signal for changing over electric brake force to machine brake force... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100049417 - Dual ecu for aftermarket conversions of vehicles and boats to oxy-hydrogen or hybrid fuels: The herein described invention compensates for the combined mixture of oxy-hydrogen and fossil fuels to give a highly fuel efficient clean burning engine under normal operations, and automatically reverts back to fossil fuel parameter ECU mapping, if the oxy-hydrogen system should fail to deliver the required volume of oxy-hydrogen gas,... Agent: Kenneth Bailey Unit 12-a
20100049418 - Method for executing tasks and system comprising a first and a second control device: A system and a method for executing tasks for an internal combustion engine (14) has two control devices (1, 2), with the two control devices (1, 2) being provided in order to process the tasks independently of one another, with the first control device (1) having a first release signal... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100049420 - Active compression ratio modulation through intake valve phasing and knock sensor feedback: An internal combustion engine includes a piston reciprocable within a cylinder, a phase controllable valvetrain configured to alter the effective compression ratio of the engine, and a knock sensor. A method for controlling the engine includes controlling the valvetrain to a first effective compression ratio whereat knock is detectable by... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100049419 - Control apparatus for vehicle: A target throttle opening degree computing device of a control apparatus computes a target throttle opening degree of a throttle valve and includes a phase lead compensator. A filter filters the target throttle opening degree to provide an ultimate target throttle opening degree, which is used to drive a drive... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100049422 - Control device for internal combustion engine: In an internal combustion engine control device having an air-fuel ratio control device that controls the fuel injection amount so that the air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas of an internal combustion engine approaches a target stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, the control device further includes a device that calculates the lower calorific... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049421 - Control device for internal combustion engine, and control method therefor: A control device (engine control device 5) for an internal combustion engine (2) includes a carbon particulate matter amount output portion (smoke sensor 53) that produces an output that indicates the floating carbon particulate matter amount, and an accumulation amount output portion (CPU 51a) that produces an output that indicates... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100049424 - Fuel injection control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A fuel injection control apparatus for an internal combustion engine injects fuel from a fuel injection valve in each cylinder in a fuel injection mode in which an amount of fuel in the combustion chamber corresponds to a required value for starting the internal combustion engine when fuel in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049423 - Method of controlling the combustion of a compression ignition engine using combustion timing control: The method comprises determining setpoint values for physical parameters linked with the intake of gaseous oxidizer in the combustion chamber, and a setpoint value (θinj)ref for the crank angle at which a fuel has to be injected into the combustion chamber. While the engine control system controls actuators in such... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100049425 - Fuel supply device for flexible-fuel internal combustion engine: When it is detected in a fuel supply device for a flexible-fuel internal combustion engine that a refueling operation has been performed for a fuel tank, a return suppression process in which fuel in a delivery pipe is prohibited from returning to the fuel tank through a high-pressure return passage... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100049426 - Method for determining an uncontrolled acceleration of an internal combustion engine: In a method for determining an uncontrolled acceleration of an internal combustion engine, a valve opening cross section is allocated to each load state of the internal combustion engine. In the event that a controller value is outside a limit range, an uncontrolled acceleration of the internal combustion engine is... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100049427 - Start-up time memory unit for motor vehicles: A control unit controls a start-up process of a vehicle power plant in a motor vehicle. In response to a start-up request, the control unit emits a start-up signal for initiating corresponding start-up measures for starting up the vehicle power plant. The control unit determines a time duration from the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100049428 - Travel time calculation server, a travel time calculating apparatus used for a vehicle and a travel time calculation system: A travel time calculation server is provided which comprises: a probe data reception part 31 configured to receive travel time data of an intersection node 6 through which a vehicle 3 passes as well as a traffic event of each of links 1-4 connecting to the intersection node; and a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100049429 - Method for sensing covering state according to velocity and system for providing traffic information using the same method: Disclosed is a method for sensing a traveling state based on a speed. The method for sensing the traveling state based on the speed includes outputting a mean speed C for each link with respect to a number of total traversing times of a predetermined path, and updating a reference... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100049430 - Air traffic control: An air traffic control system, for use by a human controller controlling a plurality of aircraft held vertically separated in a stack above a minimum stack level, the system comprising at least one processor, and a display device for the human controller, controlled by said at least one processor; further... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100049431 - Navigation using portable reading machine: Navigation techniques including map based and object recognition based and especially adapted for use in a portable reading machine are described.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100049432 - Identification tag navigation system and method thereof: An identification tag navigation system and a method thereof are provided according to the invention. The system comprises at least an identification tag and a mobile apparatus. The method comprises steps of receiving a destination reading command, accessing a destination information of the identification tag, receiving a plurality of reference... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100049433 - Route data base generation procedures and systems, processes and products relating thereto: A route data base generating system avoids GPS satellite signals sources for land based vehicle azimuth and heading determinations in areas where reception of the satellite signals is unavailable or impaired and relies on vehicle part movements that are equatable to the heading and azimuth changes of the vehicle for... Agent: Arthur G. Yeager, Esq.
20100049434 - Vehicle navigation system having separate control interface: A vehicle navigation system having a separate control interface is provided, which includes a control device arranged on a vehicle steering wheel and a navigation device disposed in the inner of the vehicle. The control device is wirelessly connected with the navigation device, and has an input module for inputting... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100049435 - Communication routing apparatus and method via navigation system: Disclosed is a communication routing apparatus and method via navigation system, which is applicable to mobile networks. The apparatus comprises a routing protocol mechanism and a navigation module having map information and a navigation path calculating unit therein. The routing protocol mechanism inputs the location information of a source and... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20100049437 - Gps device for displaying traffic conditions and method thereof: This present disclosure provides a GPS device for displaying traffic conditions and method thereof. The GPS device defines turn distance ranges according to GPS navigation information. When running into the defined turn distance range, the vehicle turns on a video device and turn signal lamps automatically, and displays the video... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100049438 - Gps device with video security function and method thereof: This present disclosure provides a GPS device with a video security function and method for the same. The GPS device includes a communications unit to transmit communication data between the GPS device and at least one external video device, at least one motion sensing unit, the method includes steps of:... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100049436 - Undersea position and velocity measuring system and process: This invention relates to a GPS navigation system comprised of a submerged vessel having a navigation processor associated via buoyant cable with a buoy having a GPS device; wherein the cable contains: a data link between the vessel and the GPS device; and a location device for the determination of... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100049439 - Apparatus for integrated navigation based on multi filter fusion and method for providing navigation information using the same: Provided are an integrated navigation apparatus and a method for providing navigation information using the same. The integrated navigation apparatus includes a first filter, a second filter, a mode probability updating unit, a first navigation information calculating unit, a second navigation information calculating unit, a fusion unit and a navigation... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100049440 - System and method of addressing nonlinear relative motion for collision probability using parallelepipeds: Collision probability analysis for spherical objects exhibiting linear relative motion is accomplished by combining covariances and physical object dimensions at the point of closest approach. The resulting covariance ellipsoid and hardbody are projected onto the plane perpendicular to relative velocity by assuming linear relative motion and constant positional uncertainty throughout... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100042268 - Apparatus, and associated method, for tracking aircraft status: An apparatus, and an associated method, provides a visualization of an aircraft status relative to a scheduled airline timeline for the aircraft. Input information associated with the aircraft and operations associated therewith, are provided and detected. The input information is used to generate a timeline having one or more milestones... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100042267 - Programmable reverse thrust detent system and method: A reverse thrust detent system for an aircraft includes a throttle quadrant having an intermediate reverse thrust detent position, a reverse thrust scheduling system interfacing with the throttle quadrant, at least one aircraft engine interfacing with the reverse thrust scheduling system and a programmable input interfacing with the reverse thrust... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.
20100042269 - System and methods relating to autonomous tracking and surveillance: A method of protecting an asset using at least one unmanned vehicle. The method includes establishing a plurality of boundaries around the asset. The boundaries define edges of zones. The method further includes observing a target in a first one of the zones. The method further includes deploying the unmanned... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100042270 - Active pitch control method and device for an aircraft: The device (1) comprises means (4) for calculating a pitch acceleration instruction depending on a pitch objective and means (5) for calculating, from this pitch acceleration instruction, a deflection instruction for the elevators (7) of the aircraft.... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20100042271 - Method and device for moveable tail trimming in an aircraft: The invention relates to a method for actuating an adjusting drive for adjusting an elevator (12) and an adjusting drive for adjusting a moveable tail (23) provided with the steps: Generation of an elevator command to actuate the elevator adjusting drive; Calculating a moveable tail command (IHC1) for actuating the... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20100042272 - Hybrid acars communication system: The invention concerns a communication system via ACARS messages intended to be placed onboard an aircraft, said system comprising a router (310, 310′) adapted to route said messages from and to a plurality of VHF, HF, SATCOM sub-networks. The system comprises a switch (360, 365) and an AoIP conversion gateway... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100042273 - Method and device for aircraft, for avoiding collision with the terrain: This system accompanies the alarms of TAWS type and in particular the alarms of “Avoid terrain” type indicating to the pilot that he has passed the limit point of success of a standard vertical avoidance maneuver, indications (32, 33) of free-travel distances in azimuth sectors suited to a clearance maneuver... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100042274 - Attitude control method using target track approximation: Provided is a method for controlling an attitude of a satellite using target track approximation. The method includes the steps of: a) receiving coordinate information of at least one of target areas; b) generating a target track by approximating a track of a satellite based on the received coordinate information;... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100042275 - Systems and methods for generation of comprehensive airspace weather condition display from shared aircraft sensor data: Systems and methods communicate sensor data pertaining to detected weather between aircraft. An exemplary system has at least one sensor on a transmitting aircraft, wherein the sensor is configured to detect weather and configured to output sensor data. The system has a first transceiver on the transmitting aircraft that is... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services
20100042278 - Control device and method for controlling a hybrid drive: A control device for a hybrid drive, in particular for a hybrid drive of a motor vehicle having at least one combustion engine and at least one electric motor as driving motors, whose torques are coupled together to form a total torque. A controller is provided which generates an actuating... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100042280 - Control method and unit of an electric traction motorcycle according to the position of an accelerator grip: A control method and unit of an electric traction motorcycle; there are provided: an accelerator grip pivotally mounted to rotate in a first rotation direction and about a rotation axis from a neutral position towards a maximum acceleration position; an elastic member which tends to keep the accelerator grip in... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP
20100042281 - Method and a system for providing feedback to a vehicle operator: A method for providing feedback to a vehicle operator regarding an operational state of a vehicle power transmission system in operation includes the steps of detecting at least one operational parameter indicative of said operational state, and providing an audio feedback signal to the operator in response to a magnitude... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100042276 - Method for monitoring multi-motor drive: A method for controlling a vehicle drive unit, which comprises at least two individual drives, at least one of which is able to provide a negative torque. A vehicle control unit is provided, within which a continuous torque comparison is performed within a monitoring level. A permissible torque is ascertained... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100042279 - Method for torque management in a hybrid vehicle equipped with active fuel management: A control method for a hybrid powerplant includes receiving a pre-transition signal, and selectively adjusting a combustion torque of an engine of the powerplant between a first torque value and a second torque value prior to a deactivation transition period based on the pre-transition signal, wherein the second torque value... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100042277 - Method of managing power flow in a vehicle: A vehicle includes a powertrain system and a traffic sensing system. Power flow in the vehicle is managed by determining a present location and a trajectory of the vehicle, and determining traffic level information based on the present location and trajectory. A speed profile for the vehicle is predicted based... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100042282 - Travel control plan generation system and computer program: A travel control plan generating system 1 includes: upper level plan generating means 22a for generating an upper level plan corresponding to a travel policy of a vehicle A; lower level plan generating means 22b for generating a lower level plan, which is a plan for achieving the upper level... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100042283 - Aircraft integrated support system (iss): An aircraft integrated support system (ISS) downloads Integrated Vehicle Health Management System (IVHMS) data from an aircraft, processes the downloaded data to infer a status of aircraft systems and displays maintenance information via an Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM). The ISS integrates a maintenance and support environment to bind the... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100042284 - Diagnosis of sensor failure in airflow-based engine control system: An air-flow based control system for an internal combustion engine has various sensors that are used to calculate various control commands. By comparing pairs of values calculated from different sensors, errors in connection with the sensors can be detected.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20100042285 - Modifying an appearance of a vehicle based on content of the vehicle: A mechanism is provided for controlling an output of a vehicle mounted display based on the current cargo loading of the vehicle so as to change the appearance of the vehicle. The mechanisms may identify at least one identifier of contents of a current cargo loading of the vehicle. The... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20100042286 - Device and method for side impact detection in a vehicle: A method and a device for side impact detection in a vehicle. A first signal is generated by a side impact sensor system. A plausibility sensor system determines the direction and magnitude of a lateral speed of the vehicle and/or a slip angle as a plausibility signal. A processor is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100042288 - Docked/undocked vehicle communication interface module: A diagnostic system that includes a vehicle communication interface (VCI) and a diagnostic tool is provided. When the VCI and the diagnostic tool are coupled together through a wired connection, the VCI and the diagnostic tool can communicate with each other and provide power, as needed, to each other. The... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100042287 - Proactive vehicle system management and maintenance by using diagnostic and prognostic information: A system and method for providing proactive vehicle system management and maintenance using diagnostic and prognostic information. Vehicle information is collected from vehicle sensors and/or sub-systems by an on-board module on the vehicle and/or at a remote facility where the information is wirelessly transmitted to the remote facility. The collected... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100042290 - Relay connection unit and vehicle-mounted communication system: A Relay connection unit (20) connects networks (30) connected to ECUs (32) via multiple communication lines (31) and relays signals transmitted/received between the ECUs belonging to the different networks. The relay connection unit (20) comprises a recording part (24) that records the relationship between ECUs that currently transmit/receive signals to/from... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100042289 - Systems and methods for communicating aircraft data: Systems and methods for communicating aircraft data are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes a data reduction system operative to: receive aircraft data; store a first set of the aircraft data; analyze a next set of the aircraft data; and store the next set of the aircraft data... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.
20100042292 - Device and method for influencing the spring force characteristic of an active chassis of a motor vehicle: A device and a method for influencing the spring force characteristic of an active chassis of a motor vehicle are provided. A wheel spring device is arranged between a vehicle body and a wheel carrier of the motor vehicle. The spring force characteristic of the wheel spring device can be... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100042291 - Method for controlling/regulating an electronically controlled damping system in a convertible motor vehicle: A method is provided for regulating an electronically controlled damping system in a convertible motor vehicle with a vehicle roof that can be transferred into an open position and into a closed position. The damping system includes at least one vibration damper with an electronically controllable actuator for adjusting a... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20100042293 - Suspension system with optimized damper response for wide range of events: An analytical methodology for the specification of progressive optimal compression damping of a damper of a suspension system to negotiate a multiplicity of severe events, yet provides very acceptable ride quality and handling during routine events. The damping response of the damper is optimized based upon a progressive optimal constrained... Agent: General Motors LLC Legal Staff
20100042295 - Electric power steering device: An electric power steering (EPS) device including a rack actuator that applies assist force to a rack shaft, a column actuator that applies assist force to a column shaft, and an ECU that controls operation of the actuators by supplying drive power to motors, each of which is a drive... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100042294 - Triggering method for activating a lateral velocity estimating system for occupant protection devices: In a triggering method for activating a lateral velocity estimating system for occupant protection devices, one or more vehicle-dynamics variables are sensed and evaluated. Based on the sensed vehicle-dynamics variables an oversteer and understeer detection procedure and a road condition detection procedure are performed, which are evaluated for activation of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100042296 - Method and device for triggering a personal protection means for a vehicle: A method and device for triggering a personal protection device for a vehicle, in particular, an occupant protection device in a vehicle. An acceleration sensor provides a first impact parameter Formula, compared with a triggering threshold value. A chassis noise sensor provides a second impact parameter Formula. The triggering threshold... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100042297 - System and method employing short range communications for communicating and exchanging operational and logistical status information among a plurality of agricultural machines: A system, and method of use thereof, for enabling short range intercommunication and the exchange of logistical information between and among a plurality of authorized agricultural machines that are designed to be operable in conjunction with one another to effect, as a specific identified group, a given agricultural operation, including... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20100042298 - Travelling control apparatus of compaction vehicle: A travelling control apparatus 1 includes: rotational speed ratio detection units 2 configured to output signals S1, S2 of respective rotational speeds of front and rear wheels; a rotational speed ratio calculation measure 3 for calculating data Da of a rotational speed ratio of the wheels from the signals S1,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100042299 - Method for carrying out a shift of gears of an automatic transmission: A method for shifting gears of an automatic transmission of a vehicle, by way of primarily form-locking shifting elements, while driving with or without utilization of a clutch depending on a decision made by a decision device which, in the presence of certain basic conditions, causes disengagement of a starting... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100042300 - Method for controlling and/or regulating an automatic gearbox: A process of controlling and/or regulating an automatic transmission in which a predetermined shifting speed of the gear shift is carried out and adjusted during a shift program, and in which the detection of a constant-speed driving of the vehicle is carried out at least during the shift program.... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100042301 - Speed ratio control device and method for working vehicle: A working vehicle that uses the output of an internal combustion engine (30) as a working power and a traveling power includes an accelerator pedal (1) that increases a rotation speed of the engine (30) when depressed and a transmission (40) that shifts a rotation of the engine (30) and... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100042302 - Method for the emergency actuation of an automated double clutch transmission of a motor vehicle: A method for emergency actuation of an automated dual-clutch transmission of a vehicle with electrohydraulic control via a transmission control device. The method includes disengaging one clutch of the dual-clutch transmission, in order to realize emergency operation of the transmission and applying pressure on the other clutch after an error... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100042304 - Method of managing power flow in a vehicle: A vehicle includes a powertrain system having a non-combustion tractive power generating device and a positioning system. A method of managing power flow in the vehicle includes determining a present location and a trajectory of the vehicle, and determining a probability of vehicle braking at a predetermined location within the... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100042303 - Motor vehicle operator identification and maximum speed limiter: A programmable device that interfaces with a motor vehicle. The device is programmed to identify the operator who is gaining access to the motor vehicle. The device is further programmed to associate a maximum allowable speed with each person allowed to operate the motor vehicle. The device incorporates an access... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100042305 - Method for the dynamic calibration and regulation of a motor vehicle brake system: A method for the dynamic calibration and regulation of a brake system of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The method has at least one method phase and that, during a braking phase of the vehicle, a determination takes place of a vehicle declaration aveh at certain measurement times and of... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100042306 - Method for synchronizing an oil control valve as a virtual check valve: A standard cam phasing OCV may be employed as a virtual check valve to choke the backflow of oil during negative cam torque conditions, including execution of a duty cycle command in an event-based manner. Normally, OCV duty cycle commands are made on a time basis, but for VCV the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20100042307 - Fuel injection device and control method therefor: This device is applied to an internal combustion engine that has a fuel injection valve for injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber, a supercharger and an exhaust purification device. As a fuel injection from the fuel injection valve, a post-injection is executed separately from the fuel injection for torque... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100042308 - Fuel injection amount control apparatus of internal combustion engine: A fuel injection amount control apparatus controlling an amount of fuel supplied to an internal combustion engine is disclosed. An intake passage extends from the engine, and the intake passage is branched into a plurality of branch passages in an upstream section. The apparatus includes a plurality of intake air... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100042309 - Method for controlling a fuel injector of a diesel engine: A method for controlling a fuel injector of a diesel engine having a predefined control time from a control start, in which a setpoint value of a combustion start of a combustion chamber charge of the diesel engine is ascertained. The method is characterized in that an ignition delay between... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100042311 - Engine automatic stop-start controller: A first ignition cylinder that performs ignition first is set based on an engine stop position in automatic start. Existence/nonexistence of a misfire in the first ignition cylinder is determined based on whether a difference ΔNe between engine rotation speed at a predetermined crank angle in an interval from timing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100042310 - Engine oil level detection system: An oil level detection apparatus having a float-type oil level detector (50) and a mode switching unit. The oil level detector emits a signal indicating that the oil level has dropped when a movable contact disposed on a float (54) makes contact with fixed contacts once the level of said... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100042312 - System for selective display of airport traffic information: This system for displaying, on the flight deck of an aircraft travelling on the surface of an airport, an airport map mentioning the surface traffic, for the purpose of a taxiing aid and protection of the ground movements of the aircraft, shows on the airport map only the traffic occupying... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100042315 - Map information processing apparatus: A map information processing apparatus includes a map information storage unit 111 for storing map information which is separated into multiple layers, a layer-to-be-updated-with-addition determination processing unit 118 for determining one or more layers which are to be updated with addition of an unregistered road which has been detected during... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100042313 - Phone map: The invention in this patent application is to input a telephone number (instead of an address) to search for a route in a GPS navigator system or an online or electronic map.... Agent: Changgoo Kang
20100042314 - Route guidance method and system for implementing such a method, as well as a corresponding computer program and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium: The invention relates to a route guidance method and a system for implementing such a method, and a corresponding computer-readable storage medium, which in particular may be used for an adaptive route guidance, the travel routes being selected that offer the highest safety when following the required driving maneuvers. For... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100042317 - Destination display apparatus and destination display method: A destination display apparatus includes: a position obtaining unit (114) which obtains a current position of a mobile terminal; a situation obtaining unit (100) which obtains a current situation of the mobile terminal; a history accumulating unit (101) which obtains the current situation and a destination history; a destination predicting... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100042316 - Device and method for assisting in the choice of rerouting airports: The invention relates to assistance in the navigation of an aircraft in the cruising phase, particularly in an emergency rerouting situation. The invention relates to a method of assisting in the choice of rerouting airports for an aircraft having a position P and a speed V.: generating A first list... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100042318 - Method of operating a navigation system to provide parking availability information: A method of operating a navigation system includes obtaining a destination location and identifying a parking facility proximate said destination location. The method further includes providing historic parking availability information for the identified parking facility. The historic parking availability information is based on past parking availability at the identified parking... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20100042319 - Automatic ultrasonic and computer-vision navigation device and method using the same: The present invention discloses an automatic ultrasonic and computer-vision navigation device and a method using the same. In the method of the present invention, the user guides an automatic navigation device to learn and plan a navigation path; next, the automatic navigation device navigates independently and uses ultrasonic signals and... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100042320 - Location aware mobile-device software development: A development environment makes it easier to develop and use location aware software applications. Combining the currently separate and complex tasks of location information gathering, analysis, and display and making them integrated such that non-experts can build location services into their applications increases a developer's capability to write rich location-aware... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100042322 - Modular navigation system and methods: Systems and methods are provided to generate positioning and orientation data for subjects disposed in stressed environments. In an illustrative implementation, a navigation module comprises an integration module and various sensors to determine the position and orientation of the user. In the illustrative implementation, the navigation module may cooperate with... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100042321 - Navigation units having multiple operation modes for outputting a current position or a stored position, respectively, and methods and computer program product for operating the same: A navigation unit includes a position mode module that is operable to place the navigation unit in a first mode in which the navigation unit provides for output a current position of the navigation unit or a second mode in which the navigation unit provides for output at least one... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20100042323 - Collision prediction device: In a collision surface determination computing section 27, a collision prediction ECU 2 selects a surface of an own vehicle where an opponent vehicle collides when the own vehicle and opponent vehicle collide with each other. A vehicle track intersection computing section 29 calculates an intersection between the own vehicle... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100036543 - Drive assistance device for a wheel chair and a wheel chair having a drive assistance device: A drive assistance device for a wheel chair having a drive motor, a driving wheel, a sensor means which is designed such that a driving force manually induced into a driving wheel is detected, and a control unit, designed such that the drive motor is controlled to drive the driving... Agent: Houston Office Of Novak Druce And Quigg LLP
20100036544 - system for detecting a suspected area: According to certain aspects, of the invention there is provided a system and method for detecting a suspected area, comprising an underground pipe array disposed substantially in horizontal orientation under the ground and including at least two pipes, the at least two pipes being disposed at different depths, at a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100036545 - Avionic aviation system with an earth station for automatically eliminating operating malfunctions occurring in airplanes, and corresponding method: An avionic aviation system, and a corresponding method, with an earth station for automatically eliminating operating malfunctions occurring in airplanes. The avionic aviation system is connected to a plurality of airplanes via a wireless interface of the avionics. If, by sensor, an operating malfunction is detected on an airplane, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100036546 - Security apparatus for pneumatically operated devices mounted on a vehicle: A method for securing a vehicle having at least one powered component includes the steps of: (i) providing a security system having a GPS sensor and at least one actuator located with the vehicle, which actuator is operable to enable or disable the powered component; (ii) providing a locator signal... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.
20100036547 - System and methods for on-board pre-flight aircraft dispatching: Systems and methods for providing pre-flight dispatching are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for on-board dispatching of an aircraft includes a flight dispatching apparatus positioned within the aircraft that is configured to perform one or more flight dispatching tasks. A communications apparatus is configured to exchange wireless signals between... Agent: Hugh P. Gortler
20100036548 - Method and system for operating a display device on-board an aircraft: Methods and systems for operating a display device that is viewable by a user of an aircraft are provided. A first image is caused to be displayed on the display device. The first image is at least representative of a field of view from on-board the aircraft of an actual... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100036549 - Methods and systems for displaying a predicted distribution of fire retardant material from an aircraft: Systems and apparatus are provided for using a flight management system in an aircraft for airborne fire fighting. An apparatus is provided for a display system for use in an aircraft equipped for transporting a fire retardant material. The display system comprises a display device associated with the aircraft, and... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100036550 - Systems and methods for improving pilot situational awareness during landing: Systems and methods for generating an alert to the pilot of an aircraft during a deep/long landing situation. An example system includes a database that stores runway information, a position sensor that produces aircraft position information and a processor that is in data communication with the database and the position... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services
20100036552 - Aircraft systems and methods for monitoring energy height: A system is provided for monitoring an energy height of an aircraft during landing. The system includes a database including landing distance data; a processing unit configured to receive the landing distance data from the database and to calculate a landing distance of the aircraft based on a velocity and... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100036551 - Method and device for assisting an aircraft flight control during landing approach: The inventive flight control assisting device comprises first means (4) for determining the actual aircraft flight conditions, second means (5) for determining, with the aid of said actual flight conditions and a predetermined pattern, a minimum approaching distance corresponding to a minimum distance between projections on the horizontal plane of... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20100036553 - Track type transportation system: In a track type protection system comprising an automatic steering mechanism and a fail-safe mechanism, provided is a detection mechanism which can detect a deviated value of a vehicle, widthwise of a track, and which is highly reliable. The track type transportation system in which the vehicle runs on the... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100036554 - Method and apparatus for controlling a waterjet-driven marine vessel: A system for controlling a marine vessel having first and second steering nozzles and corresponding first and second reversing buckets, comprises a processor configured to receive a first vessel control signal including at least a component corresponding to a translational thrust command in a port direction, and that is configured... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100036555 - Controller for motor, and vehicle: When a short-circuit failure of any of switch portions (13) including switch elements (11) and parallel-connected feedback diodes (12) of an inverter circuit (7) is detected during the operation of a motor (1), a switch portion (13) where the short-circuit failure has occurred is checked for whether it is on... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100036556 - Autonomous mobile robot capable of detouring obstacle and method thereof: Provided are an autonomous mobile robot capable of detouring an obstacle, and a method thereof. The autonomous mobile robot includes a moving object; an extension unit connected to the moving object and extending in proportion to a pulling force of the moving object; a drive unit moving the autonomous mobile... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100036557 - System for dynamically determining axle loadings of a moving vehicle using integrated sensing system and its application in vehicle dynamics controls: A vehicle (10) includes a control system (18) that is used to control a vehicle system. The control system determines a wheel normal loading in response to heave motion wheel loading, attitude-based wheel loading, and vertical motion induced wheel loading. The various wheel loadings may be indirectly determined from the... Agent: Angela M. Brunetti, PLLC
20100036558 - Control apparatus for vehicle: In a microcomputer, a signal processing device computes a control signal, such as an accelerator position, a throttle position, based on a sensor output signal, such as an output signal of an accelerator position sensor, an output signal of a throttle position sensor. A torque control device executes a torque... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100036559 - Brake-switch failure diagnosis method and brake-switch failure diagnosis system: Inconsistency detection is performed for output signals from two brake switches 6a and 6b provided such that an operation condition of a brake pedal 1 may be detected (S102), and when inconsistency is detected, after a certain time has passed from the relevant detection point, inconsistency detection is newly performed... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20100036560 - Method, system, and apparatus of vehicle and fleet operator profile automation and deployment: A method, system, and device are presented for customizing vehicles for drivers using a vehicle-operator profile. The vehicle-operator profile contains adjustable-vehicle-related parameters related to one or more adjustable devices, such as power seats, power mirrors and entertainment devices, in a vehicle. The adjustable-vehicle-related parameters may be determined by data entry,... Agent: Honeywell/s&s Patent Services
20100036561 - Method for operating a vehicle: In a method for operating a vehicle with wheel suspensions which each have a characteristic curve, the characteristic curve generates a relation between the weight of the vehicle, applied to each wheel suspension, and the respective height of the vehicle at the wheel suspension point. At least two height sensors... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100036563 - Apparatus for travel support: A travel support apparatus sets a travel locus of a vehicle based on a gaze point of a driver of the vehicle. By utilizing the gaze point, the travel locus is calculated and set for the travel control of the vehicle, especially for a curved portion of a road, in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100036562 - Driver assistance system: In a driver assistance system having assistance functions determined by parameters, the driver assistance system is configured to be adaptive via modifiable parameters.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100036564 - Assistance system for driving in slopes for automobiles: The system of the invention includes sensors (11, 12, 13) for measuring physical values useful for driving assistance, a path correction electronic calculator (20) including a Hill Assist (HA) module for hill start assistance and a Hill Descent Control module for limiting the downhill speed, and actuators (31 to 35)... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney
20100036565 - Method and device for actuating a passenger protection means: In a method for actuating a vehicle occupant protection means a sensor system senses driving state data, and a reversible vehicle occupant protection means can be triggered before the collision time and as a result moved into an effective position. A setpoint braking deceleration, which triggers the vehicle occupant protection... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100036566 - Torque controller for on-vehicle power generator: When it is determined that accelerator operation and brake operation are performed at the same time based on the output values of an accelerator sensor and a stop lamp switch, a torque of an engine is reduced based on a brake pedal force which is computed based on a pressure... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100036567 - Seat assemblies for vehicles: Seat assemblies for a vehicles include seat panels in communication with a controller and having a fiber optic sensing device that measures pressure exerted at various locations of the seat panels and cushioning materials comprising active materials, wherein upon receipt of pressure signals by the controller from the sensing device,... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20100036569 - Drive arrangement and process for the drive of an agricultural implement: A drive arrangement for the drive of an agricultural implement is provided that includes a drive engine that can be brought into a drive connection over a separable power take-off shaft clutch with a power take-off shaft output. A drive line of the operating implement is connected with the power... Agent: Deere & Company
20100036568 - Method for operating a working machine and a working machine with an improved ability to meet transient loads: A working machine and a method for operating a working machine are provided. The working machine includes a power source and a plurality of driving wheels; a working hydraulic system including at least one hydraulic pump powered by the power source for moving an implement on the working machine and/or... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100036570 - Method for assuring synchronization between an engine controller and a transmission controller and computer program and product: Method and arrangement for assuring synchronization between an engine controller and a transmission controller on a heavy vehicle with an automatic mechanical transmission with respect to maximum allowable engine torque output levels. The engine controller is programmed to automatically communicate existing programmed maximum allowable engine torque capacities to the transmission... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100036571 - Information method of economical driving for manual transmission vehicle: The present invention relates to an information method for a manual transmission vehicle that provides information for inducing stepping on an accelerator pedal for economical driving of a manual transmission vehicle and provides information for inducing changing a shift stage for the economical driving by using a driving performance guidance... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20100036572 - Torque converter clutch control: A clutch control system comprises a clutch torque determination module and a clutch pressure control module. The clutch torque determination module determines a desired torque value for a torque converter clutch (TCC) based on a torque output of an engine, a pump torque value for a pump integrated with a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100036574 - Controlling a throttle for fuel cut acquisition: A system and method for determining a required throttle position and operating a throttle in the required throttle position to attain a required engine speed for fuel cut acquisition is disclosed. A lock-up clutch may be engaged without a shock if a required engine speed is achieved that corresponds to... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20100036573 - Half-clutch state decision device: The half-clutch state decision device of the present invention extracts a high-frequency component and a low-frequency component of an engine rotation speed through filtering when the engine rotation speed has dropped while a vehicle is stopped, and calculates a locus length of the high-frequency component and a locus length of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100036576 - Compressed air supply system and method for determining the parameters of said system: The invention relates to a compressed air supply system for motor vehicles comprising a compressed air supply part consisting of a compressor, an air drying part comprising an air dryer, a filter, a valve and a compressed air consumer part consisting of compressed air consumer circuits provided with operational brake... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100036575 - Vehicle deceleration rate control method and apparatus: A method of controlling a deceleration rate of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) includes measuring an applied regenerative braking torque (RBT) during a threshold regenerative braking event (RBE), and automatically applying an offsetting friction braking torque (OFBT) from a hydraulic braking system during the threshold RBE to provide the vehicle... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100036577 - Braking apparatus and method for controlling braking apparatus: A braking apparatus includes a hydraulic brake device that generates pressure braking-force by wheel cylinder pressure, the hydraulic brake device including a master cylinder for exerting a master cylinder pressure on a brake oil according to a manipulation force generated by the manipulation of a brake pedal by a driver,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100036578 - Automatic operation control apparatus, automatic operation control method,vehicle cruise system, and method for controlling the vehicle cruise system: An automatic operation control apparatus controls an automatic operation of a host vehicle in cooperation with another vehicle. In this apparatus, a nearby vehicle behavior prediction unit predicts the behavior of a vehicle near the host vehicle, a reception unit receives the result of prediction on the behavior of a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100036579 - Low minimum impulse bit propellant gas thruster: A gas thruster is configured to supply thrust over a relatively wide range, from a relatively low value to a relatively high thrust value, and exhibits relatively fine minimum impulse bit (MIB) performance. The gas thruster includes a thrust nozzle, a main stage, a main valve element, and a pilot... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100036581 - Internal combustion engine control device: Disclosed is an internal combustion engine control device capable of accurately achieving a target torque. At time t11, which precedes an exhaust stroke, a target throttle angle is calculated in accordance with the target torque. During a period between time t12 and time t13, the actual throttle angle is changed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100036580 - Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine: A method and a device are provided for operating an internal combustion engine which allow for an improved diagnosis of the valve mechanism of cylinders of the internal combustion engine. For this purpose, a variable characteristic of a suction performance of a cylinder of the internal combustion engine is ascertained.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100036587 - Device for controlling internal combustion engines: A device for controlling an internal combustion engine which uses, as the fuel, a heavy fuel, a light fuel, an alcohol fuel and a mixture thereof, comprising a heavy fuel/light fuel ratio detector 39 capable of detecting the ratio of the heavy fuel and the light fuel, and an air-fuel... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100036582 - Internal combustion engine camshaft scheduling strategy for maximum pumping loss reduction: A method of camshaft scheduling is disclosed which includes measuring a driver input; calculating a driver requested torque based on a measured driver input; and scheduling the camshaft based upon the driver requested torque. In one example, the driver input is an accelerator pedal position, which is related to a... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100036583 - Method and apparatus for controlling an engine capable of operating on more than one type of fuel: A control system for an engine capable of operating on more than one type of fuel includes an engine control unit that determines a default fuel volume to be injected into the engine based on relevant engine parameters and characteristics of a default fuel type. A default mass fuel flow... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100036586 - Method and system for adjusting the operation parameters of an injection thermal engine while reducing effluents: The invention relates to a method for adjusting the operation parameters of an injection internal combustion engine (10), that comprises the following steps: setting a stability setpoint Ss, calculating an engine stability index Is, calculating the stability deviation Es equal to the difference between the stability setpoint Ss and the... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney
20100036585 - Programmable fuel pump control: A programmable fuel pump control for a fuel system includes integral sensors, an expansible fill chamber and a return chamber. The control can be used in either a return-style of returnless fuel system. The expansible fill chamber is in fluid communication with the fuel rail. A restrictable fuel passage connects... Agent: Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.c.
20100036584 - Return-flow electronic fuel pressure regulator: A return-flow electronic fuel pressure regulator for a fuel-injected engine fuel system is plumbed to the fuel rail and return line of the fuel system. The regulator includes a fill chamber connected to the fuel rail, a return chamber connected to the return line and a return reservoir disposed between... Agent: Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.c.
20100036588 - Method of controlling an injection quantity of an injector of an internal combustion engine: In a method for controlling the injection amount for an injector on an internal combustion engine, dependent on a given time period and the duration of the hold phase, the energy stored in the injector is calculated either with a correction value or with the voltage and charge values at... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100036589 - Power output apparatus, internal combustion engine system, and control methods thereof: On the occasion of a cutoff of fuel supply to an engine in an accelerator-off state, the invention expands a throttle opening over a specific throttle opening set in the state of idling of the engine at the reference rotation speed. On resumption of fuel injection to the engine, the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100036591 - Engine stop control apparatus: When an engine stop demand is generated and an engine speed is less than or equal to a specified value Ne1, the engine speed is increased once and the engine stop control is started. Even if the engine speed is low at a time of the engine stop demand, the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100036590 - Engine stop control device: Target rotation speed at a reference point, which is set at a top dead center (TDC) preceding a target stop position of engine rotation by a predetermined crank angle, is set. A target trajectory of an engine rotation behavior extending since an engine rotation stop behavior starts until the target... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100036592 - Engine starting controller: When a driver of a vehicle brings his/her detection part close to a case, a sensor detects a pulse of the driver at the detection part with an optical method, and takes an image of the detection part. An individual certification means determines whether the driver of the vehicle is... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100036593 - Fuel injection control apparatus for internal combustion engine: An alcohol concentration sensor detects an alcohol concentration in fuel that is supplied to an internal combustion engine. A fuel injection quantity is controlled in accordance with a detection value of the alcohol concentration that is detected by the alcohol concentration sensor. When a temperature of the fuel, which is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100036594 - Method and apparatus for determining traffic data: Method and apparatus for determining traffic data The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for determining traffic data. The method comprises the steps of providing statistical data relating to traffic at links of a street map, providing condition data relating to links of the street map, and determining... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100036595 - Method and system for transmitting data to a traffic information server: A method for transmitting data to a traffic information server includes obtaining, at a mobile vehicle, data including at least one of a vehicle speed and a vehicle location at a then-current time, and determining whether the data is redundant. Determining whether the data is redundant may be accomplished by... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.
20100036596 - Surface management at an airport: An airport management system having a memory storing surface management data for aircraft at an airport and a processor calculating a metric using the surface management data and generating a recommendation for the aircraft based on the calculated metric. A computer readable storage medium including a set of instructions executable... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100036597 - Method and device for estimating the height of the center of gravity of a vehicle: In a method for estimating the height of the center of gravity of a vehicle, a lateral acceleration is determined. Predefined first and second driving situation are detected at a first time as a function of a determined roll rate or of a determined roll angle and at a second... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100036598 - Information processing system and method for processing information regarding consecutive units: For the further development of an information processing system (navigation assistance), an allocated navigation system, and a method for processing data with regard to successive units, such as successive spatial and/or temporal route segments of a path, at least one information list having at least one information element being allocated... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100036600 - Portable device and electronic device system: A portable device is mountable on an in-vehicle device. The portable device has a plurality of modes. A control unit is configured to automatically select one mode from among the modes when the portable device is mounted on the in-vehicle device. The one mode to be automatically selected by the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100036599 - Safest transportation routing: Methods and systems for determining a safest transportation route include determining a risk value for each of a set of candidate routes between an origin and a destination based on one or more safety factors or criteria, and comparing the risk values to determine the safest route. The risk values... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100036601 - Destination prediction apparatus and method thereof: To provide a destination prediction apparatus which predicts a destination more accurately than before. A destination prediction apparatus which predicts a destination of a mobile object includes: a stay characteristic accumulating unit (103) in which stay characteristic information indicating a time period when the mobile object will likely stay at... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100036603 - Navigation systems and navigation methods thereof: Navigation methods for navigating an electronic device are disclosed. The method comprises the following steps. First, geographic data of a specific region having a plurality of installations is acquired in which each installation has an attribute data. The installations are classified by the electronic device to generate a plurality of... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100036602 - Navigation systems and route planning methods thereof: Route planning methods for navigating an electronic device having a navigation system from a starting point to a destination are disclosed. The method comprises the following steps. First, current position of the electronic device is acquired. Next, a decision point corresponding to the current position is obtained in a planned... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100036606 - Method of and apparatus for generating routes: A method is provided of generating a plurality of diverse routes from a source to a destination in a weighted directed graph. Such a method may be used for route planning or navigation with the weighted directed graph representing a road network, but may also be used in other applications.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100036605 - Navigation systems and route planning methods thereof: Route planning methods for navigating an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes the following steps. First, the electronic device generates a planned route according to at least one destination, and performs a navigation process according to the planned route. It is determined whether a route re-planning request has been... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100036604 - Route navigation for optimal mobile coverage: A utility within a mobile device or other device computes and provides an optimal mobile coverage route. The device receives a stating point/location and a destination point/location. The mobile device downloads a provider's mobile coverage information, accesses historical data stored by the mobile device, and obtains user feedback from the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20100036607 - Apparatus and method to indicate course deviation instrument saturation: An apparatus and method to maintain traditional navigational deviation presentation in a manner that is consistent with existing training and safety methodology, but eliminates confusion generated when a navigation needle is placed in a fully pegged position by positively indicating that a needle is off-scale and not representing an actual... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100036608 - Geoboundaries using rectangular fencing and coupling of gps/lbs systems: A method for establishing a geographic boundary and monitoring an object within the boundary is provided. At least one first entity provides a second entity a request to form the geographic boundary and monitor the object within the boundary. The request may include parameters including at least a first set... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.
20100036609 - Navigation systems and navigation methods thereof: Navigation methods for navigating an electronic device are disclosed. The method comprises the following steps. First, geographic data of a specific region having a plurality of installations is acquired. A signal comprising information corresponding to the current loading statuses for each of the installations of the specific region is received... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20100036610 - Method and arrangement for reducing criminal risk to an overland transport: In navigation systems and methods thereof and, more particularly, navigation systems and methods for vehicles and, even more particularly, navigation systems and methods that reduce/minimize the incidence criminal activity during transport of cargo along a route a method is provided for determining a trip route for travel including the following... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100036611 - Telematics device and method for uploading and downloading personal car drive information file: A method of controlling a navigation apparatus placed in a vehicle, and which includes acquiring actual drive information about the vehicle driving along a preset travel route to a target location, acquiring additional information about conditions related to the vehicle driving to the target location, and creating a personal car... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100036613 - Methods and systems for implementing an iterated extended kalman filter within a navigation system: Methods and systems for implementing an iterated extended Kalman filter within a navigation system are provided. In one embodiment, a Kalman filter programmed with time updating error states and measurement updating error states relating to received data sets is provided. The said Kalman filter configured to: iterate both the time... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100036612 - System and method of passive and autonomous navigation of space vehicles using an extended kalman filter: It is presumed and commonly accepted by those skilled in the art of satellite navigation and Kalman filter design that the filter must be provided with the tracker position and velocity a priori in order to determine target position and velocity. Indeed, it is generally asserted that without a priori... Agent: Eric A. Gifford (raytheon Company)02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100030398 - Control apparatus and control method for drive source: Static demand engine torque set in a static torque setter is converted into dynamic demand engine torque in a converter using an engine model C (s) represented by a first-order lag function. A time constant T of engine model C (s) is calculated by a time constant calculator. The time... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100030397 - Vehicle: To provide a vehicle which can move independently as an own independent vehicle and can run integrally in linkage with another vehicle. A plurality of single-seat vehicles which can move independently are combined and they move integrally while a predetermined formation is maintained through linkage among respective vehicles. One of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100030399 - Multimedia emergency services: A system and method for remotely controlling one or more monitoring devices in a user's household in the event of emergency so as to more productively monitor the emergency situation on a real-time basis. The monitoring devices may include a number of multimedia instruments such as a telephone with an... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20100030400 - Automatic speech recognition system and method for aircraft: A system and method which implement automatic speech recognition (ASR) and text-to-speech (TTS) programs to permit pilots, co-pilots, and other persons to more quickly and easily perform control and monitoring tasks on aircraft. The system may be used to automatically change the frequency of an aircraft radio when a pilot... Agent: Garmin International, Inc. Attn: Legal - Ip
20100030401 - Flight deck communication and display system: A flight deck communication and display system (100) for displaying a modified flight plan transmitted to an aircraft (224) is described including a processor (104) adapted to receive (i) data representative of a current aircraft flight plan (218, 228) and (ii) a textual message representative of the modified flight plan... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100030402 - Light multi-purpose aircraft with a controlling integrated complex: f
20100030403 - Methods and apparatus for airborne systems: In various representative aspects, an airborne delivery system according to various aspects of the present invention comprises a container and an autorotating rotor system. The container may contain contents, and the rotor system facilitates control of at least a portion of the flight of the airborne system and the descent.... Agent: The Noblitt Group, PLLC
20100030405 - Aircraft display systems and methods for enhanced display of flight path information: A display system for a vehicle includes a processing unit configured to receive data representative of flight path information and terrain and to supply display commands associated with the flight path information and the terrain; and a display device coupled the processing unit and configured to receive the display commands... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100030406 - Device for rest managment for aircraft pilot: A device for managing a rest period, in flight, of a pilot in a cockpit of an airplane including parameter acquisition means, for acquiring one input parameter characteristic of a desired rest period by the pilot who wishes to have a rest, calculations means intended for calculating, from the current... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20100030408 - Integrated incorrect take-off-setting alerting system: A system implementable in an aircraft for generating a warning includes a processor, a first component configured to receive from a user a desired aircraft control-surface takeoff configuration, a second component configured to provide to the processor a first signal indicative of a current control-surface configuration of the aircraft, and... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services
20100030407 - System and method for automatically controlling take-off thrust in an aircraft: A system and method for enabling a flight management computer (FMC) on a jet aircraft to automatically select the proper take-off thrust to use for a specific aircraft operating at a specific airport, and using a specific runway. A Model/Engine Database (MEDB) is created that assigns a specific aircraft configuration... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC
20100030409 - System and method for braking system control in distributed power vehicles: A brake control system for a distributed power vehicle system includes a brake system and a distributed power control system in a first vehicle, and first and second separate communication links between the brake system and the distributed power control system. In operation, upon the initiation of a penalty brake... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100030411 - Marine vessel control system: A marine vessel control system that includes at least one primary marine propulsory mechanism providing a thrust vector and being movably attached to the vessel. An actuating system is coupled to the at least one primary marine propulsory mechanism manipulating the orientation of the thrust vector. At least one servo... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100030410 - Method for controlling a ship propulsion system comprising a surface propeller: The invention relates to a method for controlling a ship propulsion system comprising a surface propeller in which the desired capacity is interpreted as the target rotational value, the rotational speed control deviation is calculated from the desired rotational value and the actual rotational value of the internal combustion engine... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100030414 - Eco-drive assist apparatus and method: An eco-drive assist apparatus displays a quantity of eco-drive that indicates a degree of ecology and/or economy in driving in a hybrid vehicle equipped with an engine and a motor. The apparatus includes a first part configured to calculate the quantity of eco-drive on the basis of a vehicle power... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100030412 - Electric powered vehicle and its control method: A shift position of an electric powered vehicle is selected by operating a shift lever and a P position switch. A power source position is selected by operating a power switch. When any of switching elements forming an inverter device is short-circuited, selection of the shift position and the power... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100030413 - Indication apparatus for hybrid vehicle: An ECU executes a program including: steps of detecting an SOC and a temperature TB of a traction battery; when an EV switch is on, a step of calculating a temperature correction coefficient α from TB; when EV switch not on, a step of calculating a temperature correction coefficient α... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100030415 - Method and apparatus for controlling output torque of a motor for an electric vehicle in uphill mode: A method and an apparatus for controlling output torque of a motor for an electric vehicle in uphill mode, the method comprises: detecting a tilt angle value U, a current vehicle speed value V and an accelerator-pedal travel value Gain of the vehicle, determining whether the vehicle is in uphill... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100030416 - Vehicle and control method thereof: In a hybrid vehicle 20, when the ECO switch 88 is turned on, a maximum allowable charging power Pcmax is set based on a vehicle speed and an ECO mode maximum allowable charging power setting map that is a second relationship having a tendency to allow charging of a battery... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100030417 - Environmental survey robot: An environmental survey robot suitable for wireless communicating with a survey action management center having a geographic information system to scheme an advance route with multiple check points is provided. The environmental survey robot includes a moving vehicle, a controlling computer, a wireless communication network, a Global positioning system, an... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100030420 - Apparatus and method for advice provision and driving condition diagnosis: An advice provision apparatus calculates the driving condition of the vehicle for every predetermined travel section, for the purpose of comparison with the driving condition in the previous travel section. The driving condition of the current section is evaluated in a relative manner based on the comparison of at least... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100030419 - Information processing apparatus: When it is determined that a head light is turned on, the sunset time is calculated. Thus, the frequency of calculating the sunset time is significantly decreased as compared with that of continuously calculating the sunset time, thereby reducing the processing load. Further, as compared with the case where the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100030418 - Online health monitoring via multidimensional temporal data mining: A system and method for predicting the occurrence of an event in a vehicle. The method includes monitoring a data stream including multi-dimensional tokens having information about one or more vehicle operating parameters. Further, the method includes the identification of a pattern of values of the one or more operating... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100030421 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system which can ensure high reliability, real-time processing, and expandability with a simplified ECU configuration and a low cost by backing up an error through coordination in the entire system without increasing a degree of redundancy of individual controllers beyond the least necessary level. The vehicle control... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100030422 - Vehicle apparatus: A navigation apparatus carries out a diagnosing process for vehicle behavior, for example, whether sudden accelerating operation or sudden braking operation has been done, wherein the diagnosing process is carried out based on vehicle acceleration. It is necessary to accurately calculate the vehicle acceleration in order to perform a reliable... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100030423 - Automotive telemetry protocol: Disclosed is a method of conveying vehicle operation data from a vehicle to a remote monitoring recipient, comprising the steps of establishing a data link between the vehicle and the remote monitoring recipient; collecting vehicle operation data from data sources in the vehicle; packaging the vehicle operation data in a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20100030424 - View control system and view control method: A view control system is communicably connected to a display device for displaying data in accordance with an information resource. The view control system includes a view control device. The view control device includes a regulation determiner, a view regulator, and a resource data sender. The regulation determiner determines whether... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100030425 - Method and system for aligning a vehicle with an artificial horizon: A method and system for positioning a vehicle chassis in approximate alignment with a predetermined datum are provided. The vehicle includes a first longitudinal end adapted to be pivotally connected to a substantially fixed point and a second longitudinal end including at least one axle and an operatively associated two-corner... Agent: Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
20100030426 - Collision avoidance device: A collision avoidance ECU estimates a traveling locus based on an estimated curve radius of an own vehicle in a basic traveling locus estimating unit, and in a changed traveling locus estimating unit, obtains separation distances between an own vehicle and white lines based on the relative positional relationship between... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100030427 - Steering angle detection device and method therefor: A steering angle detection device includes: a shaft angle detector that detects a rotation angle of a shaft that transmits a rotation operation of a steering member to a steering mechanism; a motor angle detector that detects a rotation angle of a motor that applies a steering assist force to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100030428 - Method and device for determining an absolute value of a variable: A method and a device for acquiring a value of a defined reference point of a first variable which is measured by an incrementally measuring sensor of a motor vehicle are disclosed. The method includes the step of acquiring intermediate values of the defined reference point in at least two... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100030429 - Steering operation force detecting apparatus: A steering operation force detecting apparatus enabling to know in detail a force or a moment applied to a steering wheel rim (steering wheel) gripped by a driver during steering is provided. A force and a moment applied to each divided portion 11A and 11B of a steering wheel rim... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100030430 - Vehicle driving control apparatus and vehicle driving control method: A vehicle driving control apparatus is provided with a lane detecting device, a future position estimating device and a vehicle control device. The lane detecting device detects a lane marker of a lane. The future position estimating device estimates a future transverse position of a host vehicle after a prescribed... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100030432 - Active lower extremity crash protection system: Some embodiments of the present invention relate to motor vehicle crash safety systems and related methods. More particularly, according to some embodiments, the lower extremities of a motor vehicle occupant can be positioned in preparation for a crash event. Some embodiments include means for sensing a crash event, and means... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC
20100030433 - Collision protection system for vehicle: A collision protection system for a vehicle includes an occupant protection system and a pedestrian protection system. The occupant protection system includes a first front sensor and a second front sensor for detecting a collision of the vehicle and an occupant protection device activated based on detected results of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100030431 - Method and apparatus for managing battery power in emergency vehicles: A method and apparatus for battery power management in an emergency vehicle having its engine off and warning lights on is disclosed. The method may include monitoring a voltage level of a battery of the emergency vehicle, determining if the battery voltage level is below a predetermined threshold, wherein if... Agent: Prass LLP
20100030434 - Driver condition estimation apparatus, server, driver information collecting apparatus, and driver condition estimation system: A driver condition estimation apparatus 5 estimates condition of a driver. The driver condition estimation apparatus 5 includes a driver condition estimating unit 50a for estimating the condition of the driver before the driver starts driving; and a control variable changing unit 50b for changing control variables of in-vehicle devices... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100030435 - Vehicle seat control system and method: In a vehicle seat control system (10), before a vehicle (60) turns a curve ahead of the vehicle (60), a control circuit (28) determines lateral acceleration that is expected to occur to the vehicle (60) while the vehicle (60) is turning the curve, and in addition, determines whether a braking... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100030436 - Transmission control system and vehicle: A transmission control system includes an ECU, a throttle actuator, a clutch actuator, and a shift actuator. The throttle actuator adjusts a throttle opening under control of the ECU, the clutch actuator adjusts a state of a clutch under control of the ECU, and the shift actuator changes a gear... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100030437 - Method for adapting shift schedule of an automatic transmission based on gps/map information: A powertrain control includes monitoring map preview information, determining a road gradient factor based upon the map preview information, and adapting a transmission shift schedule based upon the road gradient factor.... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100030438 - method and a system for controlling a vehicle: A method is provided for controlling a vehicle, including receiving an operator input indicative of a desired power for at least one predetermined function, and variably controlling at least one pressure-actuated friction slip clutch in a vehicle powertrain in response to the received operator input in order to control a... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100030440 - Coaxial two-wheel vehicle and method for controlling the same: A coaxial two-wheel vehicle comprises a detection means that obtains get-on/off information indicating whether an occupant is on the vehicle or not. In the coaxial two-wheel vehicle, a control means performs attitude control by using a control gain set with respect to an occupied state is used if the control... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100030442 - Movable body, travel device, and movable body control method: A movable body according to the present invention detects an operation state including attitude information of the movable body by using an operation state detector, generates a drive velocity command based on the detected attitude information and an attitude information command to be input, generates a torque command of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100030441 - Travel device and control method of travel device: A travel device includes an attitude detector that detects attitude information of a main body, a vehicle velocity detector that detects a vehicle velocity, a pseudo-attitude command generator that generates a pseudo-attitude information command of the main body based on the detected attitude information, the detected vehicle velocity, an input... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100030439 - Vehicle control apparatus for avoiding contact with obstacle locating backward: There is disclosed a vehicle control processing when a vehicle backs up. According to this vehicle control processing, a controller backs the vehicle toward an obstacle step by step by repeating execution of back control processing for backing the vehicle to a halt at a target stop position, which is... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100030443 - Control device for vehicular differential limiting apparatus: A control device for a vehicular differential limiting apparatus is provided, for applying differential limiting torques to a left drive wheel and a right drive wheel of a vehicle during startup and running thereof with favorably suppressing occurrence of deflection of the vehicle. The control device for the vehicular differential... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100030444 - Device for determining a driving state and method for the driving-state-dependent operation of a combined vehicle brake system: A device for determining a driving state of a two-axle motor vehicle, which driving state is formed from the driving situation of the motor vehicle and the state of the underlying surface, wherein output signals from vehicle on-board sensors are evaluated in order to determine the driving situation and wherein... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100030445 - Brake force maintain control device: A brake force maintain control device for a vehicle determines whether the vehicle is in a rapidly-pressed state. The rapidly-pressed state is a state in which the brake pedal of the vehicle has been further pressed rapidly. While the vehicle is in the rapidly-pressed state, the brake force maintain control... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100030446 - Indexing system and method for determining an engine parameter: To reduce the complexity of an indicating system 6 on an internal combustion engine for determining a parameter, the invention provides that on the basis of the measured variable a computing unit 8 for the indicating system 6 computes crank angle information, and on the basis of the crank angle... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20100030447 - Method to control vehicular powertrain by monitoring map preview information: A method of operating a vehicular powertrain including an internal combustion engine includes monitoring map preview information, determining a projected vehicle path based upon the map preview information, determining likely engine operation demands along the projected vehicle path, wherein the likely engine operation demands include likely required engine speeds and... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100030449 - Fuel injection control device of an internal combustion engine: An ECU executes a program including injecting fuel only by an intake passage injector when an engine is idling, starting an addition-type PFI timer, resetting the PFI timer when a count of the PFI timer reaches a set value that is set shorter as the fuel is lighter in fuel... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100030448 - Method and system for reducing unburned fuel and oil from exhaust manifolds: Methods and systems are provided for operating an internal combustion engine having an exhaust system and a plurality of cylinders that utilize fuel and/or oil for combustion and engine lubrication purposes. In one example, a method comprises, while the engine is operating in a low-load mode or an idle mode,... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100030450 - Method for controlling a v-type internal combustion engine: A method for controlling a V-type internal combustion engine with a separate common rail system on an A side and a separate common rail system on a B side of the internal combustion engine, in which a set injection quantity is computed at least as a function of an actual... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100030453 - Cetane number detection means and engine having the cetane number detection means: A cetane number detection means in which an angular velocity detection means (10) for detecting the rotation angular velocity of the crankshaft (11) of an engine (54), and which detects a variation in the value of the amplitude of the angular velocity detected by the angular velocity detection means (10)... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100030451 - Engine boost control for multi-fuel engine: A fuel delivery system for an internal combustion engine and a method of operating the fuel delivery system is described. As one example, the method includes delivering a first fuel blend from a first fuel tank to the engine; delivering a second fuel blend from a second fuel tank to... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100030452 - High pressure oil limit based on fuel level to protect fuel injectors: A first fuel value (FL_Signal) indicative of the quantity of fuel presently in a fuel tank (34) and a second fuel value (FL_LOW_THLD) representing a quantity of fuel in the tank at which a maximum Injection Control Pressure (ICP) limit should be changed are processed by a processor (22). When... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company
20100030454 - Procedure for determining the injected fuel mass of a single injection and device for implementing the procedure: A method for determining a fuel mass of a single injection that has been injected into at least one combustion chamber of a combustion engine with at least one injection under high pressure. The method includes determining a correction variable for the single injection with the aid of a comparison... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100030455 - Internal combustion engine system, vehicle having the internal combustion engine system, and engine misfire detection method for internal combustion engine: The internal combustion engine system makes detection on the occurrence or the non-occurrence of a misfire by comparing the 240-degree difference TD240 of the 30-degree rotation time T30 (CA) with the tentative detection reference value A1 and comparing the detection base difference ratios J1 and J5 with the ranges of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100030456 - System and method for thermal management of engine during idle shutdown: A system and method for controlling an internal combustion engine of a vehicle during an automatic shutdown process, in particular to cool the engine to a predetermined safe shutdown temperature, includes the steps of determining that vehicle-idle conditions exist and whether an engine-associated temperature exceeds a predetermined first threshold temperature... Agent: Volvo Technology Of America, Corporate Patents
20100030457 - Air traffic control: An air traffic control system, for use by a controller controlling a plurality of aircraft held vertically separated in a stack, the system comprising at least one processor; a display device for the control generating a display controlled by said at least one processor, and at least one device for... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100030458 - Haptic apparatus and coaching method for improving vehicle fuel economy: An apparatus is disclosed that includes a haptic actuator operatively associated with a pedal assembly of the vehicle, a human-machine interface (HMI) for enabling the driver to select between a plurality of fuel savings settings, and a controller coupled to a data interface in the vehicle and the HMI interface... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100030460 - Map update data supply apparatus, map data update system, and map update data supply method: A map update data supply apparatus includes: isolation detection means (8) for detecting the presence and the absence of an isolated state in which some of the roads are isolated from other roads in a road network of target map data due to updating of one or more update target... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100030459 - Method of generating improved map data for use in navigation devices: In one embodiment of the present invention, an end-user can input a correction to a map error, directly on the device. The device is then able to use the correction without external processing of the correction. Hence, it is no longer necessary for an end-user to simply report errors to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100030462 - Display control apparatus, display control method, display control program, and recording medium: A display control apparatus includes a position acquiring unit that acquires position information concerning a current position of a mobile object; an extracting unit that extracts position information related to regions included on a road information sign; a calculating unit that, based on the position information concerning the current position... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100030463 - Navigation device, navigation system, navigation method, and program: A navigation device (100) is connected to a mobile communication device (150) by a radio communication. The storage unit (106) stores a map DB (131). A control unit (107) acquires telephone book data (132) and history data (133) on calling/called operations performed by the mobile communication device (150) from the... Agent: Eric Robinson
20100030465 - Navigation system, method and database using mobile devices: Provided is a navigation system for guiding a user of a mobile device to a plurality of locations including a storage means adapted to store a database comprising a plurality of records, each record comprising location data indicative of the location of a respective place; a mobile device; a location... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100030464 - Route finding system and method having a route option for avoiding hazardous turning maneuvers: A route finding system has a map database containing node data and edge data, wherein nodes represent points on a route and edges represent the connections between the nodes. A route search system determining an optimal route according to prescribed route parameters, wherein a route comprises at least one partial... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100030466 - System and method for hybrid off-board navigation: A system, method and apparatus for hybrid off-board vehicle navigation are disclosed. In the system, a multi-stop route package is created and sent from a route server to a navigation device. The route package can include a collection of vehicle attributes and corresponding road restrictions for guiding the vehicle towards... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100030461 - System, navigation method, medium, and information set: When traveling to a destination reported in a television broadcast or the like, the user has had to make a memo while watching the television and, when actually traveling by car, the user has had to enter necessary information into an in-vehicle terminal by looking at the memo. A broadcast... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100030467 - System and method for performing 4-dimensional navigation: A system and method are disclosed for computing a vehicle's motion in four dimensions (e.g., three spatial dimensions and time) and reliably predicting the vehicle's arrival time at a predetermined location, by providing a graphical display to an operator of the vehicle's progress that enables the operator to adjust the... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100030469 - Contents navigation apparatus and method thereof: A contents navigation method including displaying contents on a display screen of a navigation apparatus, sensing, via a sensing unit, a motion of the navigation apparatus, receiving an input signal configured to turn on and off the sensing unit, and controlling, via a controller, the displayed contents according to the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100030468 - Method of generating navigation message and system thereof: The present invention discloses a method of generating navigation message and navigation system thereof, which are characterized in that, during navigation, the navigation messages used to remind users comprise landmark points located about a road turn and providing significantly recognizable characters or marks, allowing users to more conveniently determine the... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100030470 - Global positioning system and dead reckoning (gps&dr) integrated navigation system: A global positioning system and dead reckoning (GPS&DR) integrated navigation system includes a GPS receiver coupled to a moving object for periodically generating GPS navigation information of said moving object, a DR system coupled to said moving object for periodically calculating DR navigation information of said moving object, and a... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20100030471 - Position detecting apparatus and method used in navigation system: A position detecting apparatus and method used in a navigation system, which can improve positional accuracy and bearing accuracy even in a system equipped with few sensors, are provided. A position detecting apparatus used in a navigation system for detecting a vehicle position includes: a sensor unit including a vehicle... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20100030472 - Collision possibility acquiring device, and collision possibility acquiring method: An own vehicle risk acquiring ECU 1 acquires a predicted track of an own vehicle and calculates and acquires a plurality of tracks of the other vehicle about the own vehicle. According to the predicted track of the own vehicle and the plurality of tracks of the other vehicle, a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100030474 - Driving support apparatus for vehicle: The object of the invention is to provide driving support with appropriate timing for both obstacles that can be visually recognized by the driver of a vehicle and obstacles that are visually unrecognizable to the driver. When an obstacle is detected, whether the obstacle is a first-type obstacle that is... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100030473 - Laser ranging process for road and obstacle detection in navigating an autonomous vehicle: A method and system provide road and obstacle detection in navigating an autonomous vehicle. The method comprises scanning a distance ahead of the autonomous vehicle to obtain a current range scan, and obtaining navigation data, including dynamics, position, and orientation measurements of the autonomous vehicle. The current range scan is... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent ServicesPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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