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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location August inventions list 08/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100217455 - Establishing quality parameters of a digital map: A device and method for the establishment of quality parameters of a digital map. A currently determined position of the vehicle and a measured value of an attribute of this position is used to calculate a quality parameter which serves as additional information for the data of the digital map.... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100217457 - Anti-theft system for a vehicle, and method for the operation of an anti-theft system: An anti-theft system, especially in the form of an access and/or starting system for a vehicle has a vehicle-mounted receiver for receiving a request signal containing the instruction to find out whether objects that are associated with the vehicle, e.g. lost identifiers, are located in specific areas of the vehicle.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100217456 - Apparatus for controlling aircraft ground movement: A method and apparatus is disclosed for reversing an aircraft on the ground comprising driving the aircraft using at least one self-propelled undercarriage wheel. An apparatus for controlling at least one of speed and at least one direction of an aircraft having a self-propelled nosewheel, on the ground, is disclosed.... Agent: Borealis Technical Limited
20100217458 - Interactive information system for an airplane: An interactive information system is indicated for an aircraft to provide passengers with information, which access both an onboard data storage device and an off-board data storage device. A computer uses the onboard and off-board data to compute informative data, which are then visualized to the passenger. The passenger can... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100217459 - Method for aiding the formulation of the speed strategy of an aircraft with a view to adhering to a time constraint: With this aim, the method according to the invention consists in optimizing the margin available for the formulation of the aircraft's speed strategy, by calculating a first target required time of arrival (RTAtarget) which is higher, respectively lower, than the required time of arrival (RTA), in the case where said... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP
20100217460 - Flight control system: A flight control system commands drag devices such as flight spoilers according to pilot or autopilot longitudinal command. Furthermore, the flight control system monitors a set of flight parameters to determine whether the aircraft is operating inside the permitted safe envelope, hence, incorporating envelope automatic exceeding disengagement. This invention allows... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100217461 - Implementing continuous descent approaches for maximum predictability in aircraft: The present invention relates to continuous descent approaches that ensure the greatest certainty in arrival time. The continuous descent approach is flown by maintaining an aerodynamic flight path angle, thereby allowing a ground speed to be followed with greater accuracy. An improvement is described that accounts for turns made during... Agent: Charles L. Moore Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20100217462 - Operating system and method for controlling a powered vehicle: A system for the communication of data used in the operation of a powered vehicle comprises a plurality of controllers onboard the powered vehicle for controlling operations of the vehicle. At least one of the controllers has a memory in which data is stored and the data is accessible and... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20100217463 - Actuation system for a drive unit of a motor vehicle: An actuation system for a drive unit of a motor vehicle includes a control unit which is assigned to the drive unit and which has a function level, a function monitoring level, and a power output stage for actuating the drive unit or actuators or sensors which are assigned to... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100217464 - Dynamic hysteresis evaluation method for hybrid vehicles based on optimal power loss control strategy: A hybrid control system comprises a power loss (PL) determination module, a hysteresis estimation module, and a mode determination module. The PL determination module determines a power loss of a hybrid drivetrain based on an engine speed, a motor speed, and a vehicle speed. The hysteresis estimation module determines an... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100217468 - Externally chargeable electric/hybrid vehicle: An object is to take measures to reduce engine exhaust gas of an externally chargeable electric/hybrid vehicle. An externally chargeable electric/hybrid vehicle comprises a battery for supplying electrical power to the motor, a generator that charges the battery with electrical power generated by the driving forces of the engine, and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100217467 - Inputs for optimizing performance in hybrid vehicles: A hybrid vehicle controller operates to use GPS navigation information to determine how much energy should be delivered from or sent to, the battery. The battery charge can be better managed by using knowledge of the future path of the vehicle.... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20100217465 - Method for regulating the charging state of an energy accumulator for a vehicle comprising a hybrid drive: A method for regulating a charging state of an energy accumulator for a vehicle with a hybrid drive includes detecting a driving speed variable value of the vehicle and determining a nominal charging state of the energy accumulator as a function of the driving speed variable value by a control... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100217466 - Power supply system, vehicle provided with the same and control method of power supply system: A power supply system includes power storage units formed of battery assemblies, respectively, converters corresponding to the power storage units, respectively, and a charger receiving an electric power from an external power supply for externally charging the power storage units. An ECU estimates an SOC of each power storage unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100217473 - Apparatus and method for detecting deformations on a vehicle component: An apparatus and a method for detecting deformations of a vehicle component on a motor vehicle are disclosed, which are capable of unambiguously determining the location and temporal progression of the deformation, as well as the severity of the deformation, within a very short time after the deformation of the... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20100217470 - Auxiliary pump diagnostic systems and methods: An auxiliary pump diagnostic system includes a slip determination module and a fault determination module. The slip determination module determines slip of a torque converter based on an engine speed and a transmission input speed. The fault determination module diagnoses a fault in an auxiliary pump based on the slip... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100217474 - Driver assistance system for agricultural working machines: A driver assistance system for an agricultural working machine, in particular a combine harvester has a large number of working mechanisms, an arithmetic logic unit, and at least one display unit, in which the arithmetic logic unit may process information generated by machine-internal sensor systems, external information, and information that... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20100217475 - Low current vehicle accessory system for trucks and atvs: A capacitor module is utilized as part of a vehicle accessory system to accommodate the use of accessories that require high current power supplies on many different vehicles, thereby reducing the demands on the vehicle electrical systems. The capacitor module includes a plurality of ultracapacitors capable of maintaining relatively high... Agent: Patent Department Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.
20100217472 - Securing driver requested torque: An engine control system comprises a driver axle torque request module (DATRM) and a driver axle torque security module (DATSM). The DATRM determines a pedal torque request based on minimum and maximum scaling torques and a torque scalar. The DATRM determines a raw driver torque request. The DATRM selectively shapes... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100217477 - Speed deviation indicator: Apparatus and methods for indicating speed deviations of a motor vehicle are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, upon a user engagement of a user input interface (for example, a button or dial or any other input device), a reference speed of the motor vehicle is desired. Indications of subsequent speed... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20100217469 - System for controlling a motor vehicle driving downhill: A system for a hill descent control in the braking equipment of a motor vehicle comprising an electrically controllable service brake system, which is designed both for an anti-locking control function and for a braking function irrespective of actuation by the driver, a brake actuator which permits an individual adjustment... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100217471 - Tire pressure deviation detection for a vehicle tire: A method, system and computer program product for detecting a tire pressure deviation in a tire of a vehicle by determining tire pressure indicating data indicative of a tire pressure condition of the tire and determining tire pressure deviation data indicative of a tire pressure deviation in the tire.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100217476 - Vehicle traveling controller: A vehicle traveling controller performs emergency evacuation traveling in the case of an emergency. The vehicle traveling controller determines whether a vehicle traveling in accordance with a normal traveling rule is not dangerous and becomes proper traveling or not based on environmental information around the vehicle, when it is determined... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100217479 - Diagnostic connector assembly (dca) interface unit (diu): In a diagnostics system for use on vehicles, wherein the improvement comprises a connector assembly that translates diagnostic connector assembly signals into a digital format suitable for computer based analysis and fault diagnosis on an individual vehicle and vehicle fleet basis.... Agent: Robert K. Tendler
20100217480 - Method and system for providing targeted area marketing and services in an sdars network: A targeted area audio distribution system for Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services Receivers (“SDARS”) provides specific content to listeners based on location. A service provider can facilitate delivery of local content using a telematics device installed in the listener's vehicle. The telematics device uses a content database indexed on an... Agent: Hughes Telematics, Inc.
20100217478 - Telematics-based vehicle status monitoring and customer concern resolving: A system and method for monitoring the state of health of vehicle components, sub-systems and systems on board the vehicle and/or remotely, and use collected information and data about the vehicle to establish a database for the vehicle as to the state of health of the various components, sub-systems and... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100217481 - Agricultural working vehicle and display unit therefor: A display unit is provided in an agricultural working vehicle to display at least one operating parameter of the working vehicle, so that it is possible to change the operating parameter as a function of one or more setting parameters of the working vehicle. The display unit is designed to... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20100217485 - Charging control device and charging control method: A charging control device is a charging control device for independently controlling charging of power storage devices in a plurality of vehicles, respectively, each having the power storage device mounted thereon, from an external power supply, in which a control ECU detects a state of charge of the power storage... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100217484 - Vehicle control system having automatic engine stop function selectively enabled/disabled based on estimated charge amount in battery: Each time that starting of a vehicle engine is completed, a vehicle control system derives an estimated amount by which the charge in the vehicle battery is less than a predetermined upper limit value of stored charge, and subtracts the estimated amount from the difference between the upper limit value... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100217482 - Vehicle-based system interface for personal navigation device: A vehicle-based system can communicate with a personal navigation device, to pass both automatic instructions and driver instructions to the personal navigation device. Using information and instructions passed from the vehicle-based system, the navigation device can be controlled to, among other things, provide directions, provide vehicle status warnings, and navigate... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100217483 - Vehicular driving support apparatus: When a vehicle makes a right turn at an intersection, the intersection as a traffic environment around the vehicle, the vehicle and an oncoming vehicle are displayed along with the respective current positions. A traveling track of the right turn of the vehicle and a traveling track of the oncoming... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100217486 - Travel control device and vehicle: Disclosed is a travel control device for easily achieving a target acceleration/deceleration even by a manual operation of a driver. A travel control device for controlling at least acceleration/deceleration of a vehicle includes acceleration/deceleration characteristic setting means for setting the range of an accelerator operation amount or a brake operation... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100217487 - Electric power steering apparatus, control method thereof and computer readable medium: The electric power steering apparatus is provided with: a steering torque detector that detects steering torque of a steering wheel; an electric motor that applies steering assist force to the steering wheel; a current detector that detects an actual current actually supplied to the electric motor; a target current setting... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100217488 - Failsafe parking assistance system: A method is described for protecting a parking assistance system from a failure of the service brake system. In order to prevent a collision of the vehicle with a surrounding object, the function of the service brake system is monitored and if an error is present, at least one other... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100217489 - Method and system for controlling a vehicle engine during performance driving events: A system and method for controlling a vehicle engine during one or more performance driving events, such as a performance takeoff, shifting or cornering event. The engine control system may be used to maintain stability when the vehicle is being driven in a competitive or aggressive fashion by temporarily controlling... Agent: General Motors Corporation C/o Reising Ethington P.C.
20100217491 - Camber angle controlling device: A camber angle applying device is controlled to adjust the camber angle of wheels to a predetermined value. Therefore, the characteristics (or a high gripping property) of a high gripping force and the characteristic (or a low rolling resistance) of a small rolling resistance can be separately used as the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100217490 - Retractable wheel covers: Disclosed herein are embodiments of wheel covers and vehicles having at least one wheel cover. One embodiment of a vehicle having at least one wheel mounted for rotation about an axle comprises a body structure having a portion of which is adjacent to the wheel, a mounting structure fixed to... Agent: Young Basile
20100217492 - Pedal lock control device for work vehicle: A pedal lock control device for work vehicle includes: a motor driving device that drives a travel hydraulic motor according to an operation amount of a travel pedal; a locking device that locks the travel pedal in a state of being operated; an instruction device that instructs lock and unlock... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100217493 - Idle stop system for vehicles: In an idle stop system for an engine mounted in a vehicle, when it is determined predetermined stop conditions are met, the engine is automatically stopped. During the engine stop, when it is determined that predetermined restart conditions are met, the engine is automatically restarted. Further, it is determined whether... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100217494 - Adaptive speed control device: An adaptive speed control device includes a posted speed change detecting section, a notification section, a set speed signal receiving section, and an adaptive speed control section. The posted speed change detecting section is configured to detect an upcoming change to a posted speed limit at. The notification section is... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100217495 - Method for assessing the compatability of braking systems of a vehicle combination and compatibility assessment device: The invention relates to a method and a device for assessing the compatibility of braking systems of a vehicle combination comprising a tractor and a trailer. According to the invention, an, applied braking power (Wa) for a braking process of the trailer is determined, and a required braking power for... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100217496 - Motor vehicle and control method of motor vehicle: In response to a downshift operation (step S160) in a moving motor vehicle under an accelerator released state, a torque demand correction value Tα(T) is set to give the greater torque variation against the lower speed in a downshifting gear position and against the higher vehicle speed V, until elapse... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100217497 - User input for vehicle control: A user input for controlling acceleration of a vehicle. The user input has a movable member capable of deflection by a user such that a degree of deflection corresponds to a specified velocity commanded by the user. The correspondence between the degree of deflection and the specified velocity may include... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100217498 - Engine control method based on graphic signatures: A method of extracting useful information for control of an internal-combustion engine, based on graphic signatures is disclosed. A signal carrying at least information relative to engine operation is acquired. This signal is then converted, for each engine cycle, to a graphic signature translating a set of characteristic features of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100217499 - Mechanical power generation: Systems, processes, devices, and articles of manufacture for mechanical power generation may be implemented by various techniques. In certain implementations, a mechanical power generator may include a number of cylinders that each have at least two combustion chambers with interconnected pistons. The power generator may also include a fuel controller... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100217503 - Approach for enhancing emissions control device warmup in a direct injection engine system: A method of controlling fuel supplied to an engine of a vehicle is provided. The method may improve engine starting during cold operating conditions. In one example, the type of fuel injected to the engine is changed in response to operating conditions.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100217500 - Diesel fuel engine injection system and method therefore: Disclosed is a method of injecting LPG gas into a diesel fuel engine for combustion with diesel fuel therein. One aspect includes injecting LPG gas into an air-stream of an engine air intake or manifold, measuring the percentage of LPG gas injected into the airstream or other efficiency gauge, varying... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100217501 - Fuel injection control system of internal combustion engine: A fuel injection control system of an internal combustion engine includes a required injection setting mechanism, a rapid rotational speed change detector, and an injection controller. The required injection setting mechanism calculates a required number of injections and required injection times with regard to a plurality of fuel injections, based... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100217502 - Fuel management system for a motor vehicle: A fuel management system for a motor vehicle has a means for shutting down the engine when the accelerator is released and the vehicle slows down, as measured by the engine's deceleration sensor. Moreover, when the transmission is put to park, or in the case of a manual transmission, when... Agent: Michel Bouchard
20100217504 - Method of controlling engine system and engine system: A valve overlap period is increased as a desired torque of an engine increases by advancing an opening timing of an intake valve at a rate greater than that of retarding a closing timing of an exhaust valve in a low engine-torque area in which the desired torque of the... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100217505 - Engine control system: An engine control system includes a unit which outputs a command for changing an air-fuel ratio of an exhaust gas, a unit which computes an in-cylinder oxygen concentration, a memory which stores a first value and a second value of parameters (ignition timing, injection pressure, pilot injection quantity). The first... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100217506 - Internal combustion engine air-fuel ratio control apparatus and method: Internal combustion engine air-fuel ratio control apparatus and method in which the target air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing into an exhaust-gas purification catalyst unit is controlled through at least proportional-integral control such that the correction amount per unit time of the oxygen amount in said catalyst unit is maintained... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100217507 - Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles: A vehicle monitoring system for turning off an idling engine comprises a vehicle speed sensor configured to detect a lack of motion, or “stationary status” of a vehicle and emit a parameter correlated to the motion status of the vehicle, a transmission status detector configured to detect a transmission status... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20100217508 - Method for treatement of a driveline: A method of operating a drivetrain of a motor vehicle. The drivetrain comprises a drive aggregate formed as a hybrid drive with a combustion engine and an electric machine, and a transmission connected between the drive aggregate and a drive output. The drivetrain also comprises a pressure reservoir system with... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100217510 - Method for managing the flight of an aircraft: The invention relates to a method for managing the flight of an aircraft flying along a trajectory and being subject to an absolute time constraint (on a downstream point) or relative time constraint (spacing with respect to a downstream aircraft), the said aircraft comprising a flight management system calculating a... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100217509 - Systems and methods for displaying off screen traffic: A system according to aspects of the present invention includes a processor, a user interface (including a display) in communication with the processor, and a memory in communication with the processor. The processor executes instructions stored in the memory to present a first symbol on the display of the user... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20100217512 - Method and apparatus for detecting and correcting freeway-ramp-freeway situation in calculated route: A method detects a particular freeway-ramp-freeway situation in a calculated route and corrects the route by replacing the freeway-ramp-freeway situation with all-freeway segments. The method includes the steps of: establishing a calculated route to a destination; examining the calculated route to detect whether there is a first point where the... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates
20100217511 - Method for coding traffic interruptions and calculating a route: A method for coding interruptions along a route, on the basis of a digital map, items of information about interruptions in the direction along the route being taken into account and transmitted to the navigation system, wherein coded items of information about the existence or non-existence of interruptions on side... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100217513 - Navigation apparatus and route search method: The route search method for a navigation apparatus by which a route to a destination defined by a predetermined segment having its endpoint at an intersection is searched in the case where a destination or a stopover point is the intersection. In the case where the destination or the stopover... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20100217514 - Presenting a travel route: Techniques are provided for presenting a route using a route presentation that provides both a context map and one or more detail route maps. Narrative instructions for the route also may be presented. The presentation of the context map and the one or more detail route maps may be interactive.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100217515 - Electronic apparatus and navigation image display method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a storage module, a location measuring module, a communication module, and a navigation image generating module. The storage module stores image data corresponding to respective symbols, and data of simplified diagram templates in each of which positions are set on an image... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100217516 - Method for generating reference driving tracks for agricultural working machines: Generation of one or more reference driving tracks for use in automatic route planning of an agricultural working vehicle includes driving along a starting route of an agricultural field to be worked, recording the starting route in a data processing device, selecting at least one section of the recorded starting... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100217518 - Navigation apparatus and method: A navigation configured to be installed in a motor vehicle, and a corresponding method. According to an embodiment, there is a method that includes: a) reproducing video information corresponding to a straight section included in the route information at a speed faster than a typical reproduction speed; and b) reproducing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100217517 - Navigation device, method, and program: Devices, methods, and programs correct an estimated path found by dead reckoning navigation. A point correlation value s is calculated based on a distance to a reliability circle whose radius is a speculative maximum error e that indicates a distance of an error range with respect to a GPS position.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100217519 - Method and navigation device for determining the estimated time of travel: By means of the present invention, the user-specific driving behavior in determining the estimated time of travel can be automatically taken into consideration by a navigation device and the estimated time of arrival of the user can be determined as a function of various, particularly temporal and/or geographic road attributes,... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100217520 - Process for generating computer flight plans on the internet: A alternate embodiment includes wherein said elements include a local area network consisting of a service and number of local Client computers or an Intranet network which is connected by means other than wires such as infrared or radio signals. A preferred embodiment includes further comprising the step(s) of computing... Agent: Stenbock & Everson, Inc
20100217521 - Method for displaying map labels for geographical features having alternate names: A method of displaying a map on a portable electronic device entails requesting map data that includes label data for at least one map label for a map feature known alternatively by a first name and a second name. The method further involves determining, based on a predetermined criterion, which... Agent: Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (rim)
20100217522 - Navigation device, method, and program: Devices, methods, and programs provide vehicle navigation. A speculative heading error is acquired that corresponds to the reliability of the vehicle heading, which corresponds to an estimated vehicle position that was calculated using a previous vehicle position as a reference. A best candidate position or the estimated vehicle position is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100217523 - Safety-critical updating of maps via a data channel of a satellite navigation system: A device, system and method for an update system for updating a digital map for a vehicle. The update data is sent from a control center via a satellite navigation system to the individual receivers. The update data is received by the receivers in parallel with the position data from... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100217524 - Navigation device, method, and program: Devices, methods, and programs identify a leading candidate point by calculating a cost for candidate points on a road, and match a vehicle position to the identified leading candidate point. The devices, methods, and programs acquire an estimated vehicle position based on dead reckoning navigation, acquire a GPS position of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100217526 - Method for simple optical autonomous refueling system: The present inventions provides for a system and method to facilitate dynamic spatial positioning of a second vehicle in relation to a first vehicle autonomously. The system includes a first vehicle, a second vehicle, a light pattern located on the first vehicle, an imaging system, and a processor. The imaging... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100217525 - System and method for delivering sponsored landmark and location labels: A method for constructing geo-location service replies (e.g. “You are near Bob's Café”, or “Proceed one block north to Bob's Café”) based on landmark-related relevance factors (e.g. if the user's location is close to a known landmark or sponsored location) to serve to a client terminal (e.g. a user's a... Agent: Stattler - Suh PC
20100217527 - Obstacle avoidance control device and recording medium: An obstacle avoidance control device has a detector for detecting the distance between a vehicle and an obstacle and the relative speed of the vehicle with respect to the obstacle, a memory for storing a map for calculating vehicle generation force to avoid the obstacle based on a parameter set... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100217528 - Path risk evaluating apparatus: A path risk evaluating apparatus includes a secondary collision likelihood direction evaluating unit (108) and a secondary collision likelihood distance evaluating unit (109) which evaluate, based on the relationship between a movement path and a position of objects in an environment where a mobile device moves, the likelihood of the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100211235 - Travel control device: A travel control device which controls vehicle travel by feedback control so that the vehicle travels according to a travel plan is characterized by including: a control item determining unit that determines a prioritized control item for every position of a target locus in the travel plan; a control gain... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100211236 - Wireless engine monitoring system: A wireless engine monitoring system (WEMS) includes an engine monitoring module that is mounted directly on an aircraft engine and records, stores, encrypts and transmits full flight engine data. The system preferably interfaces to the Full Authority Digital Engine Controller/Engine Control Unit (FADEC/ECU) and can record hundreds of engine parameters... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist
20100211237 - System and method for rendering a synthetic perspective display of a designated object or location: A method for displaying information on a flight deck display element of an aircraft begins by obtaining a user interface command that represents a user-entered selection of a designated target. Relevant data is accessed and processed in response to this command, including aircraft status data for the aircraft, terrain data... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100211238 - Public highway system: The public highway system includes automated, elevated single lane throughways having wide and narrow gauge rail track arranged in various combinations. A control system regulates spacing of bimodal vehicles while maintaining a uniform speed for all vehicles on the system. The bimodal vehicles perform as conventional automobiles on conventional roadways... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100211239 - Towrope winch dead start: A system for starting from a dead start position may comprise a towrope winch, and a computing device configured to send and receive data to and from the towrope winch, in which the computing device is configured to operate the towrope winch and watercraft based on data inputted by the... Agent: Steven L. Nichols Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & Mccarthy
20100211241 - High performance and improved efficiency electric vehicle and methods of production: Motor systems are disclosed that include: a motor component, at least one motor stator module, and at least one binary controller, wherein the binary controller is coupled to the at least one module. In some embodiments, a contemplated motor system also comprises at least one primary motor controller, wherein the... Agent: Buchalter Nemer
20100211242 - Operation of a range extended electric vehicle: One embodiment includes a method that includes monitoring a battery state of charge circuit that is coupled to a vehicle battery, calculating an averaged value of the state of charge over a time period, charging the vehicle battery by powering a generator with a fuel burning engine that powered on... Agent: Telsa Motors, Inc.
20100211240 - System and method for displaying an instantaneous fuel economy of a vehicle: An information display system and method are provided for displaying an energy efficiency of a vehicle. The vehicle may include an engine and an electric machine that operates to provide torque to propel the vehicle. The vehicle may also include an energy source that provides energy to the electric machine.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100211243 - Traveling control method, medium, and apparatus for autonomous navigation: A traveling control method, medium, and apparatus for autonomous navigation. The traveling control method of controlling an autonomous navigation machine, having at least on the right and left sides thereof at least first and second receivers that receive a radio signal transmitted from a transmitter disposed at a specific position... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100211244 - Apparatus and method for generating and using a grid map path: An apparatus and method for generating a path using a limited memory size are provided. An approximate path is generated based on a reduced grid map generated by reducing an original grid map. Then, an approximate path is mapped onto the original grid map, and the mapped path is enlarged... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100211251 - Collision determination device, collision determination method, and occupant protection device: A collision determination device for determining a collision occurrence against a door part of a vehicle has: a door acceleration detector that detects an acceleration generated on the door part of the vehicle and a direction of the acceleration; and a collision determination part that determines that a collision has... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100211254 - Driving mode changing device: The present invention provides a driving mode changing device. The driving mode changing device includes a storage unit for storing three or more driving modes including a normal mode and other modes, an input unit for selecting and inputting an arbitrary one from among the driving modes, and a control... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100211253 - Intelligent continuous monitoring system for application in shock absorbers: The present invention relates to a continuous monitoring system for shock absorbers, for use in motor vehicles or in any kind of machine which requires them, which will enable the shock absorbers to be evaluated during normal operation. It is essentially characterised by all the necessary components being embedded into... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100211245 - Method and device for triggering personal protection means during a rollover accident: A device and a method for triggering personal protection devices, characterized in that a roll rate sensor generates a roll rate while an acceleration sensor detects the transverse acceleration and the vertical acceleration. An integrator is provided to integrate the roll rate to yield an angle. The integrator starts integrating... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100211250 - Method for indirect tire pressure monitoring and tire pressure monitoring system: A system and method for indirect tire pressure monitoring. A pressure loss variable (X, f, c) is determined based on an analysis of an oscillation behavior of a tire of a motor vehicle for the detection of a pressure loss in the tire of a wheel. A variable (α, α/v)... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100211255 - Road surface frictional coefficient estimating apparatus: A road surface frictional coefficient estimating apparatus includes a device which determines a first estimated value of a to-be-compared external force acting on a vehicle due to the resultant force of road surface reaction forces by using a determined frictional coefficient estimated value and the like, and a device which... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100211256 - Road surface frictional coefficient estimating apparatus: A road surface frictional coefficient estimating apparatus has a device for determining a first estimated value of a yaw moment Mnsp_estm generated at an NSP of a vehicle due to the resultant force of road surface reaction forces acting on each wheel by using, for example, a frictional coefficient estimated... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100211249 - System and method for detecting vehicle maintenance requirements: System and method for monitoring the operation of a vehicle. A preferred embodiment comprises monitoring forces applied to the vehicle along one or more axes during operation of the vehicle, monitoring observed vehicle movement in response to the one or more forces, comparing the observed vehicle movement to a profile... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100211248 - System and method for stability control using gps data: A system and method for stability control of a vehicle using GPS data. The system and method can receive GPS data and optionally vehicle operating data or signals and define one of a brake-based stability control subsystem and a torque management-based stability control subsystem as the dominant stability control system.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100211247 - System for producing an adaptive driving strategy based on emission optimization: The system includes a road scenario sensor, a vehicle control unit, and a computer processing unit. The road scenario sensor detects upcoming road scenarios for the system vehicle. The computer processing unit receives an input from the road scenario sensor and determines a upcoming driving event based upon the detected... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.
20100211246 - Vehicle control method and vehicle control apparatus: When a control target value is determined by mediating three or more requests having set priorities relative to a control variable to be controlled in a vehicle, these requests are sequentially selected in descending order of the priorities and a request overlap portion is sequentially calculated. If, at this time,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100211257 - Vehicle operation assisting system: When a collision avoidance operation determiner determines a collision avoidance operation by a driver, a target assist electrical current calculator calculates a target assist electrical current based on a deviation between a standard yaw rate corrected in accordance with avoidance momentum calculated by an avoidance momentum calculator and an actual... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100211252 - Vehicle-mounted electronic appliance: A vehicle-mounted electronic appliance has a vehicle state detection portion which detects a vehicle being parked, a sound indication portion, and a sound indication control portion. When the vehicle state detection portion detects that the vehicle is parked, the sound indication control portion makes the sound indication portion indicate a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100211258 - Vehicle control system: In a vehicle control system in which a large number of ECUs operate in coordination via a network, each node has an intra-network node status determination section, other node's status decision transmitting/other nodes' status decision receiving section, and failed-node identification section. The nodes exchange decisions made by the intra-network node... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100211259 - Driver mentoring to improve vehicle operation: A system and method for mentoring a driver of a vehicle can include a monitoring device in communication with an onboard diagnostics unit coupled to an engine, the monitoring device monitoring at least one of a plurality of vehicle parameters received from the onboard diagnostics unit including vehicle speed, fuel... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100211260 - System and method for detecting the polluting emissions of road vehicles or the like: System for detecting the polluting emissions of road vehicles or the like, comprising an electronic appliance installable on at least one vehicle and suitable for collecting data relating to the use of the vehicle, and at least one remote unit suitable for determining the polluting emissions of the vehicle, during... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20100211261 - Vehicle behavior control system: Provide is a vehicle behavior control system that can achieve a rear wheel steering control demonstrating a high rate of response at all times without requiring the actuator for the rear wheels to be steered to be unduly increased. A control unit (20) for controlling the rear wheel steering angle... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100211264 - Device and method for controlling a steering system in a vehicle: A method for controlling a vehicle steering system having a plurality of subsystems that generate steering requests for the steering system comprising the steps of receiving a plurality of steering requests at an electronic control unit, receiving a plurality of vehicle parameter signals at the electronic control unit, the vehicle... Agent: Angela M. Brunetti, PLLC
20100211266 - Electric power steering apparatus: In an electric power steering apparatus including a charge-discharge circuit 16 that selectively configures a first output mode in which only a main power supply including a battery 9 is used to supply an electric power to a motor 4 or a second output mode in which the main power... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100211262 - Electric power steering device: An object of the present invention is to provide an electric power steering device which reduces the variation of viscous feeling due to the change of steering velocity and presents better steering feeling than conventional power steering devices. A basic assist torque Tab and the like are calculated; filter parameters... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100211263 - Learning controller for the compensation of torque pulsations in a steering assembly: A control device for controlling an electric steering assembly is provided to reduce torque pulsations in the steering assembly. The control device comprises a learning control device for the suppression of periodic disturbances in a steering assembly. The learning control device is referred to as POISON (periodic on-line iterative signal... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20100211265 - Parking assist apparatus: A parking assist apparatus (1) has: an identifying portion (2a) that identifies a target parking position when the vehicle is at a temporary stop position having a predetermined positional relation with the target parking position; a parking-assisting portion (2b) that assists steering operation of a driver of the vehicle based... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100211268 - Driver state estimation device: A driver state estimation device 1 includes a steering angle sensor 2 detecting a steering angle of a steering, a steering torque sensor 3 detecting steering torque applied to the steering, and an ECU 4 having a steering angle estimation unit 5 and a driver state estimation unit 6. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100211269 - Motion control device of vehicle: A motion control device of a vehicle comprises: a steering angle controller which controls a steering angle of a steering wheel so that an actual turning control variable becomes a target turning control variable; and a braking force controller which controls a vehicle braking force so that the actual turning... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100211267 - Parking assistance apparatus, vehicle-side apparatus of parking assistance apparatus, parking assist method, and parking assist program: An image of a mark M in a parking space S is taken by a vehicle-side camera 7. A relative position calculation portion 8 calculates a relative positional relation between the vehicle and a target parking position T based on the taken image of the mark M. A backward locus... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100211270 - Vehicle stability enhancement control adaptation to driving skill based on highway on/off ramp maneuver: A system that classifies driver driving skill based on on-ramp or off-ramp maneuvers. The system reads sensor signals for vehicle speed and vehicle yaw rate. The system determines that the vehicle has made an on-ramp or off-ramp maneuver using the vehicle speed signal and the yaw-rate signal and then classifies... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100211271 - Motion control device of vehicle: A motion control device of a vehicle comprises: a steering angle controller which controls a steering angle of a steered wheel so that an actual turning controlling variable becomes a target turning controlling variable; and a braking force controller which controls a vehicle braking force so that the actual turning... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100211273 - Method and device for increasing the precision of the position determination of a motor-driven closure element of a vehicle: In a method and a device for increasing the precision of the position determination of a motor-driven closure element of a vehicle, the data corresponding to a force-displacement reference curve and the data corresponding to a force-displacement actual value curve are used, a correlation function is calculated, the maximum thereof... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100211272 - Vehicle control device and control method: In order to simplify a door lock operation by a user after starting an energy supply receiving operation, an ECU mounted on a vehicle stores an ID code beforehand. Furthermore, ECU locks all the doors, if a charging paddle on the power supply device side is connected with a charging... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100211274 - Braking force control apparatus for vehicle: A braking force control apparatus for a vehicle is provided with a brake device that brakes a rotation of a drive wheel of a vehicle equipped with a continuously variable transmission and adjusts a magnitude of a braking force acting upon the drive wheel on the basis of a brake... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100211275 - Control device of vehicular automatic transmission and method of controlling the same: A control device of a vehicular automatic transmission determines, during shifting to a first target gear position, whether the transmission should be shifted to a second target gear position that is remote from the current gear position than the first target gear position, and determines whether a gearshift to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100211276 - Control device for automatic transmission: In order to realize favorable transmission characteristics in power-off upshift in clutch-to-clutch shift, an ECU detects an upshift request in a power-off state (request of clutch-to-clutch shift), and then outputs a control signal to a hydraulic circuit such that an on-coming clutch is engaged. When the on-coming clutch torque capacity... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100211282 - Brake control apparatus and control method for the brake control apparatus: In a brake control apparatus that controls braking forces which are applied to wheels based on the pressure of the hydraulic fluid, when the pressure detected by a control pressure sensor (73) is equal to or higher than a predetermined value while a partition valve (60) is closed, a master... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100211281 - Method and arrangement for applying a parking brake of a vehicle depending on the roadway conditions: In a method for applying a parking brake of a vehicle depending on the roadway conditions, at least one electromechanical braking system has a parking brake and an operational brake function. An operational brake force is produced on each wheel to slow the vehicle down to a standstill. A parking... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100211279 - Method and arrangement for measuring and estimating a brake factor in a vehicle brake system: The invention relates to a method for measuring and estimating a brake factor in a vehicle brake system, said vehicle including a towing vehicle and a trailer having a plurality of wheel axles, wherein said method includes: initiating a controlled braking manoeuvre involving at least a first wheel axle and... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100211280 - Regenerative braking control method for hybrid vehicles and/or four-wheel-drive vehicles and arrangement for vehicle using said method: A regenerative braking control method for a hybrid vehicle and an arrangement for a vehicle using the method, whereby the vehicle is provided with an electric machine coupled to the rear wheels of the vehicle by a coupling mechanism and which includes a controller for powering and/or electrically charging an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100211278 - System and method for stability control: A system and method for stability control of a vehicle. The system and method can receive current vehicle operating data or signals as well as data or a signal from a traction control subsystem. Based on the received current vehicle operating data or signals data or a signal from a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100211277 - System and method for stability control of vehicle and trailer: A system and method for stability control of a vehicle and a trailer. The system and method can receive vehicle and trailer operating data or signals and define one of a brake-based stability control subsystem and a torque management-based stability control subsystem as the dominant stabiliy control system. Based on... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100211283 - Vehicle stability control method: A method of controlling travel of a vehicle equipped with an antilock braking system, including the steps of determining potential for one or more wheels to lift off the ground, deactivating the system in respect of the wheels with the lift off potential so the speed of these wheels is... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100211284 - Device, system and method for controlling speed of a vehicle using a positional information device: A device, system and method for controlling speed of a vehicle are provided. The device includes a locational information module for determining location information and speed; a storage module for storing at least one geographic map including at least one route and a speed limit for the at least one... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20100211285 - Operation management apparatus: Operation management apparatus includes a control section for controlling operation of an internal combustion engine, a storage section for storing data of an integrated operating time of the engine monitored by the control section, and a display section capable of displaying not only operating states of the engine but also... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100211286 - Device for limiting output of internal combustion engine when the engine has abnormality: An output restriction device for restricting engine output when a drive power output system for an internal combustion engine has an abnormality is provided. The output restriction device includes an abnormality detection unit, and initial restriction unit, and a secondary restriction unit. The abnormality restriction unit detects an abnormality in... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100211287 - Internal combustion engine control device: The internal combustion engine control device includes a request output section and a mediation section. The request output section expresses a plurality of requests about internal combustion engine functions (drivability, exhaust gas, and idling) in terms of physical quantities (torque, efficiency, and air-fuel ratio) and outputs the requests. The mediation... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100211290 - Abnormality diagnostic device and abnormality diagnostic method for multicylinder internal combustion engine: A fuel injection amount from fuel injection valves is actively controlled and an input air-fuel ratio is caused forcibly to oscillate. A system from the fuel injection valves to the air-fuel ratio sensor is simulated by a first order delay system, and a gain and time constant are identified on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100211289 - Device and method for detecting degradation of fuel for internal combustion engine: A transmittance sensor that detects the optical transmittance of biofuel is provided on a fuel tank that stores biofuel to be supplied to an internal combustion engine. An ECU periodically acquires the optical transmittance detected by the transmittance sensor, and calculates the amount of change from the previous value. In... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100211288 - Methods and systems for engine starting: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle system including an engine that is selectively deactivated during engine idle-stop conditions and selectively reactivated during engine restart conditions. One example method comprises, during an engine restart from an idle stop, performing a first combustion event in a cylinder with a... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100211291 - Abnormality detection device: An abnormality detection device determines whether an injection correction amount of each cylinder at the time when maximum rotation numbers are equalized is outside a normal range if the equalization of the maximum rotation numbers among cylinders is completed in an idle stable state. The abnormality detection device determines that... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100211294 - Control device for internal combustion engine: The present invention provides a control device that is used with an internal combustion engine and capable of achieving a target torque with high accuracy and without being affected by EGR. A target torque setup device sets a target torque for the internal combustion engine. A target EGR rate setup... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100211292 - Engine and method of maintaining engine exhaust temperature: In a method of maintaining temperature of engine exhaust gas from cylinders of a multi-cylinder engine (23) with a desired range, exhaust gas from a first group of cylinders (25) including at least one cylinder is routed to at least one of an EGR system (53) and an exhaust system... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100211295 - Fuel admission control unit to control a diesel engine: This invention aims at providing a fuel admission control unit to control a diesel engine, with which ensuring compatibility between the exhaust gas performance and the engine speed response performance is achieved by a simple control with a consideration of the residual oxygen in the EGR gas. A control unit... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100211293 - Internal combustion engine exhaust gas system and control method of the same: An internal combustion engine exhaust gas system includes a filter arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, a fuel adding valve which is arranged upstream of the filter and supplies fuel into the exhaust passage, and a low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation apparatus that removes some of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100211296 - Method and apparatus for misfire detection: In a method of monitoring for a misfire event in an internal combustion engine signals representative of engine speed are monitored for successive engine revolutions subsequent to each firing event. The monitored signals are stored (e.g., in a buffer) and processed to detect changes in the monitored speed signals. Changes... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100211297 - Coordination of variable cam timing and variable displacement engine systems: Systems and methods are provided for operating an internal combustion engine including a variable cam timing (VCT) mechanism in cooperation with a plurality of deactivatable cylinders, each cylinder with a plurality of cylinder valves. One example method comprises, operating at a first cylinder valve timing before a transition of reactivating... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100211299 - Electromechanical valve timing during a start: A method for starting an internal combustion engine with electrically actuated valves, the method comprising during at least a run-up in engine speed of engine starting, adjusting intake valve timing of an electrically actuated valve of a cylinder to provide a desired air amount in said cylinder, based on at... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100211298 - Method for starting a vehicle engine: A method for starting a vehicle engine includes determining a throttle angle command output based on a throttle adjustment parameter. The throttle angle command output may be further adjusted based on a learned compensation adder and may be based on a number of vehicle engine starts. A throttle angle corresponding... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100211301 - System and method for analyzing traffic flow: A system and method for analyzing traffic flow comprises receiving location reports from a plurality of mobile devices, each of the location reports identifying a current location and current speed for a particular mobile device. For each of the location reports, the system identifies a current street from a street... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100211300 - System and methods for geoboundary based traffic monitoring using quick tear down boundaries: A location based service and method configured to provide a mechanism for delivering traffic information to a subscribing user. The method is implemented on a computing infrastructure and includes setting up geo-boundaries at one or more predefined intervals. The method further includes receiving a signal from an active mobile device... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100211302 - Airspace deconfliction system: According to one embodiment, an airspace deconfliction system includes a deconfliction tool coupled to a data repository that stores records describing airspace objects, such as routes to be taken by an aircraft, airspace regions, and/or corridors. The deconfliction tool determines conflicts in the geographic location of the one airspace object... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20100211305 - Guide route distribution device and guide route distribution method: A guide route distribution device includes a reception unit which receives information indicating a start point, information indicating a destination, map data generation information, and route search program generation information from an on-vehicle terminal, a storage unit, a first route search unit which searches for a first route, a second... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100211306 - Method and system for maintaining spatio-temporal data: A system and method for maintaining spatio-temporal data for a given area (e.g., an airspace) containing a given node (e.g., an aircraft) and one or more other nodes (e.g., aircraft). The given aircraft may break the given airspace into a first plurality of smaller airspaces, and may also break the... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100211303 - Navigation device: A navigation device capable of displaying the public transportation service and method thereof are disclosed. The navigation device comprises a navigation module and a map database. The map database is for storing at least one digital map and the frequency of runs and the route forming the at least one... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100211304 - Personalized user routing and recommendations: Methods and systems of personalizing navigation for a user on a computer system are generally disclosed. Example methods and systems can be arranged for evaluating user observation data received from a navigation device remote from the computer system over a network includes receiving, at the computer system, the user observation... Agent: Carlineo, Spicer & Kee, LLC
20100211308 - Identifying interesting locations: Interesting location identification embodiments are presented that generally involve identifying and providing the interesting locations found in a given geospatial region. This is accomplished by modeling the location histories of multiple individuals who traveled through the region of interest, and identifying interesting locations in the region based on the number... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100211307 - Method of storing the position of a parked vehicle and navigation device arranged for that: The present invention relates to a navigation device comprising a processor unit (11). The navigation device (10) is arranged to detect parking of a vehicle, and, when parking is detected, determine information regarding the position of the parked vehicle. Next, the information regarding the position of the parked vehicle is... Agent: Tom Tom International
20100211310 - Mounted-on-a-car instrument and utterance priority method: It is an object to provide a mounted-on-a-car instrument configured to prevent duplicate reproduction of the same contents. A mounted-on-a-car instrument (10) is provided with a DSRC unit (3) that receives contents information from a center device (30) through a roadside apparatus (20) and a car navigation unit (1) that... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.
20100211309 - Navigation server: A navigation server rapidly generating guide support information in view of a traffic state after occurrence of an accidental situation in a road section, and make a navigation device recognize the same. After occurrence of the accidental situation in a target road section, a changing pattern g2(t) of a cumulative... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100211311 - Method for updating map data of a navigation device and related device: A method for updating map data of a navigation device includes forming a keypad, and recording information of a current position of the navigation device when the keypad is triggered.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100211312 - Routing optimization system and method: A system and method for flight planning determines an optimal route by considering a region of operation for an aircraft in a flight segment, dividing the region into subregions; estimating a minimum cost to traverse each subregion, determining the optimal route based on the sum of the estimates.... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100211313 - Method and system for managing and detecting multiple routes in a navigation system: According to a first aspect, the invention relates to a method for controlling the navigation system of a carrier (P) receiving signals from a plurality of transmitters (T1-T3) and capable of measuring a pseudo-distance to each transmitter, wherein the elevation of each of the transmitters (T1-T3) is controlled relative to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100211314 - Portable multiband antenna: A portable DGPS navigation apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a receiver assembly and a DGPS antenna assembly. The receiver assembly includes a GNSS antenna, a GNSS receiver, and a DGPS modem. The DGPS antenna assembly includes a DGPS antenna; a top connector for coupling the DGPS antenna assembly to... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100211315 - Gps composite navigation apparatus: In a GPS composite navigation apparatus of a configuration having a GPS receiver, variation in an estimated position, an estimated velocity, and an estimated azimuth of a moving body when the moving body is not moving is resolved, and the GPS/INS integrated navigation system with good response characteristics from a... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100211316 - Highly integrated gps, galileo and inertial navigation system: The navigation system described here utilizes GPS and Galileo satellite signals combined with Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), where a Coupled Antenna (CAN) provides both GNSS and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) data to a Highly Integrated GNSS-Inertial (Hi-Gi) receiver. Such receiver makes use of a high fidelity relation between GNSS unprocessed... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100211317 - Determining velocity using multiple sensors: A system described herein includes a receiver component that receives first velocity data that is indicative of a velocity of a vehicle over a period of time, wherein the first velocity data corresponds to a first sensor. The receiver component also receives second velocity data that is indicative of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100204853 - Flight control system and aircraft comprising it: P
20100204852 - Prognostic and health management accuracy maintenance system and method: A prognostic and health accuracy maintenance system and method for a system following on-site replacement of a component in the system is provided. A system characterization model of at least portions of the system is generated and embedded within a controller in the system. The system characterization model is adapted... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100204854 - Architecure with optimized interfacing for an aircraft hybrid cockpit control panel system: A hybrid electronics cockpit control panel system architecture is provided that includes optimized interfacing and partitioning. The architecture includes a digital function block with a digital signal processor and digital communication capabilities. The architecture also includes integrated cockpit control panels that employ a printed circuit board to avoid wire/cable connections... Agent: Kraguljac & Kalnay
20100204855 - Method and device for assisting in the control of the on-board systems in a aircraft: The object of the invention is in particular a method and a device for aiding in the control of systems installed on board an aircraft comprising at least one display device capable of displaying configuration parameters of the said aircraft and at least one associated acquisition device. After the state... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100204857 - Diagnostic system and method for monitoring a rail system: The vehicles (12) of at least one fleet of rail vehicles are provided with on-board sensors (22) and rail vehicle positioning means (23). The rail infrastructure on which the rail vehicles circulate is provided with fixed rail infrastructure sensors (18). The rail infrastructure-related sensor data is merged with the rail... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu
20100204858 - Method and apparatus for swapping lead and remote locomotives in a distributed power railroad train: A communications system for a train having spaced apart first and second locomotives each capable of lead and remote operation and rail cars. The first locomotive operating as a lead unit controlling the second locomotive operating as a remote unit. The train comprising a brake system comprising a brake pipe... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P. A.
20100204856 - Method and system for using location information in conjunction with recorded operating information for a railroad train: A method for recording operating information of a railroad train (10) comprising a lead locomotive (14), a remote locomotive (12A), and a trailing locomotive (15). The method comprises recording the operating information of at least one of the railroad train (10) and/or a distributed power communications system onboard the railroad... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20100204860 - Control apparatus and control method for vehicle: A plug-in hybrid vehicle has a battery, a DC/DC converter, an auxiliary battery, an auxiliary device, and an ECU. Provided between the battery and the DC/DC converter is an SMR, which serves as a relay to switch between a state in which the battery and each of the DC/DC converter,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100204862 - Control device for vehicle: In a hybrid vehicle that speed-shifts the output of a motor/generator using an automatic transmission and transmits the speed-shifted output to a drive wheel, a magnet temperature of the motor/generator is estimated, and when the magnet temperature is higher than a reference temperature, an oil pressure command value for engaging... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100204861 - Control system for secondary battery, electrically powered vehicle having same, and method for controlling secondary battery: During use of a secondary battery, a concentration change ratio estimating unit estimates a ratio of change in electrolytic solution concentration based on a charging/discharging current. According to the estimated ratio of change, a concentration estimated value calculating unit sequentially calculates an electrolytic solution concentration estimated value during the use... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100204859 - Electrically powered vehicle: In a vehicle, a power storage device starts to be charged at a set time. An electric power control unit monitors a charging/discharging device from startup of the charging/discharging device to the moment when charging starts. When the electric power control unit detects a problem in the charging/discharging device, a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100204864 - Hybrid vehicle and control method thereof: When the catalyst warm-up is not completed and the driving power Pdrv is larger than the battery output allowable power (k·Wout), the power demand Pe* to be output from the engine 22 is set as a power obtained by subtracting the battery output allowable power from the driving power Pdrv... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100204865 - Plug-in vehicle management system: A plug-in vehicle management system enables charging of a plug-in vehicle from a power supply station through an electric power line and power line communication between the power supply station and the vehicle. When a vehicle-side connector and a station-side connector are connected to enable the power-line communication between a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100204863 - Vehicle drive power generation control apparatus: A hybrid vehicle control ECU calculates an estimated EV travelable distance based on a minimum travel cost and a usable charge amount of a battery, when a next external charge point, at which an external power source is available for charging, is set. The minimum travel cost indicates a minimum... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100204866 - Path planning for autonomous parking: A method is provided for determining a vehicle path for autonomously parallel parking a vehicle in a space between a first object and a second object. A distance is remotely sensed between the first object and the second object. A determination is made whether the distance is sufficient to parallel... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza
20100204867 - Collision avoidance system and method: A collision avoidance system for use with an unmanned vehicle, the system includes a plurality of radar elements arranged parallel to the longitudinal axis of the unmanned vehicle, wherein the radar elements transmit a plurality of pulses about the vehicle and receive a plurality of return signals from one or... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20100204873 - Construction equipment including rear view camera: Construction equipment including a hydraulic pump driven by an engine, a lower driving structure, an upper swing structure swingably mounted on the lower driving structure, a working device mounted on the upper swing structure and having a boom, an arm, and a bucket respectively driven by a hydraulic cylinder is... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100204875 - Dialogue system: In a dialogue system for a motor vehicle, the dialogue system including a plurality of control keys, assigning a function from a predefined set of functions to at least one of the control keys in such a manner that the function is executed upon actuation of the control key. At... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100204870 - Following distance control device and following distance control method: A following distance control device includes a vehicle speed detecting device that detects the vehicle speed VSPD of an own vehicle and outputs a vehicle speed equal to or less than a predetermined speed as zero, a following distance detecting device that detects a following distance between a preceding vehicle... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100204871 - Motor vehicle monitoring apparatus and associated method for controlling the electric current of an actuator: A motor vehicle monitoring apparatus has a controller as a component of a control loop for controlling the electric current of an actuator. The vehicle power supply system voltage of a motor vehicle voltage source is applied to the actuator. A correction unit is provided in the forward path of... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100204868 - Powertrain and ignition diagnostic system and method: A control system comprising a powertrain relay diagnostic module that determines a single continuous period that a powertrain relay voltage is less than an ignition relay voltage, that compares the single continuous period to a single predetermined period, and that diagnoses a powertrain relay out of correlation (OOC) error when... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100204869 - Tire pressure classification based tire pressure monitoring: In indirect tire pressure monitoring of tires of a vehicle, the following steps and means to carry out the same, respectively, are contemplated: —providing a tire classification database indicating at least one classified tire type; —determining a vehicle tire type for the vehicle on the basis of vehicle data in... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100204874 - Universal motorcycle cruise control system: A universal motorcycle cruise control system comprised of three elements: control panel, microprocessor based controller and electromechanical drive assembly. The control panel is mounted to allow the vehicle operator access and allows the operator to command the system and receive visual feedback. The controller monitors commands from the control panel,... Agent: Michael William Oyer
20100204872 - Vehicle controller and vehicle mounted with the same: Provided are a vehicle controller and a vehicle mounted with the vehicle controller capable of performing a control for realizing an operator's intention to stop or start a vehicle without performing a troublesome driving operation. In a controller 20 mounted to a vehicle and including a vehicle speed sensor 2... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100204876 - System and method for testing vehicle emissions and engine controls using a self-service on-board diagnostics kiosk: A system and method for testing vehicle emissions and engine control components using a standalone self-service kiosk. The self-service kiosk includes a computer capable of gathering Vehicle Information (VIN) and OBD information from a vehicle being tested using a barcode reader and an OBD reader, respectively. The self-service kiosk generates... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20100204878 - Modular vehicular diagnostic tool: A vehicle computer interface and software upgrade tool is in the form of a module. A base module contains basic vehicle interface, information and software. Additional modules can be connected to the base module or similar modules to provide a user or technician with the latest interface and software upgrades... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20100204877 - Vehicle state detection: This application describes the detection of the state of a vehicle and various actions to be performed based on the detected state. The detection of the state is done by a portable device, carried by the user, which uses onboard sensors to receive operations indicators, and uses rules in a... Agent: Zarick Schwartz
20100204879 - Transmission control module: An exemplary transmission system includes a plurality of sensors each configured to output a signal at least partially representative of a speed of at least one of a first transmission input shaft, a second transmission input shaft, a transmission output shaft, and an engine. A transmission control module is in... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100204880 - Data processing device for an embedded system: A data processing device having a security processor for processing data in a manner secure from manipulation and/or a confidential manner. At least one ASIC circuit is connected to the security processor via an internal bus. The ASIC circuit has a plurality of interfaces for connecting peripheral units, and the... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100204881 - Damping apparatus for reducing vibration of automobile body: A damping apparatus for an automobile is provided, capable of ensuring a high level of reliability while obtaining excellent damping effect with simple configuration. The damping apparatus for an automobile that reduces vibrations of an automobile body may include an actuator that is attached to the automobile body and drives... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100204884 - Input system for vehicle: An input system for vehicle includes an actuator operable by an operator, a controller outputting a display signal in response to an operation on the actuator, and a display to display an image based on the display signals. The controller outputs a control signal to a target device that performs... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100204883 - Operation assisting system and driving force controlling system: An operation assisting system, which is capable of adjusting an operational feeling to operate an operating device to an actual resultant physical quantity, thereby mitigating uncomfortable feeling of the driver. The operation assisting system includes a drive unit for generating a power for driving a vehicle, an operating device for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100204882 - System and method for adjusting control parameters of an onboard control device in an automotive vehicle: This system is used for adjusting the control parameters of an onboard electronic control device of an automotive vehicle in view of a journey or type of journey. This system includes a computation arrangement adapted to generate a set of control parameters to be used by the electronic control device... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100204885 - Suspension system: A suspension system including: (a) a vibration obtaining device configured to obtain vertical vibration of each of at least one of a sprung portion and an unsprung portion of a vehicle; (b) a processing device configured to subject the obtained vibration to a phase advance processing, and having a plurality... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100204886 - Method and system for increasing a vehicle side slope operating capabilities: A method and system for orienting the attitude of a vehicle. The method includes determining a path of travel of the vehicle, determining a slope of the terrain over the path of travel, and adjusting a height of at least one adjustable support of the vehicle.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20100204888 - Rear wheel steering control system: In a rear wheel steering control system for a vehicle, a rear wheel steering control unit (53) forces the toe angle of each rear wheel (3rl, 3rr) to a substantially neutral position or a slightly toe-in position when a road condition estimating unit (63) has detected a rough road surface.... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100204887 - Turning motion assistance device for electric vehicle: A turning motion assistance device for an electric vehicle including steered wheels 101 and 102, driving wheels 103 and 104, motors 105 and 106, and a steering wheel 108 for controlling a steering angle of the steered wheels 101 and 102, includes a target wheel slip angle calculating unit 151... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100204889 - Electric power steering system designed to generate torque for assisting driver's turning effort: In an electric power steering system installed in a vehicle and designed to generate, by a motor, assist torque for assisting the driver's turning effort of the steering wheel, a self-aligning torque determiner determines a value of self aligning torque applied to the vehicle. A commanded-value generator determines a value... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100204890 - Power-assistance method for uphill maneuvers: A method providing assistance with hill starts to a vehicle including a power plant connected to the driven wheels by a clutch and an automatic parking brake. The method generates an instruction to store in a memory a characteristic of a gradient which corresponds to a state in which it... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100204891 - Acceleration control for vehicles having a loader arm: A control system for a vehicle having a loader arm, such as a skid steer loader, telescopic handler, wheel loader, backhoe loader or forklift, reads a load height sensor, a load weight sensor; dynamically calculates the static center of gravity of the combined vehicle and load; calculates the acceleration necessary... Agent: Cnh America LLC Intellectual Property Law Department
20100204892 - Control device of vehicular automatic transmission: In a control of a vehicular automatic transmission, an engaging device provided in a power transmission path between an engine and driving wheels is brought into a slipping state or a release state when a certain neutral control condition is satisfied while a shift lever is placed in a running... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100204893 - Process for monitoring the direction of frictional drive from a vehicle transmission at near-zero vehicle speed: A process of monitoring a drive direction of an automatic or automated vehicle transmission at near-zero vehicle speed via an engaged gear. A desired direction of drive of the transmission is determined from an engaged gear at the time the vehicle begins motion. An actual direction of drive is determined... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100204894 - Brake system for a vehicle and method for operating a brake system for a vehicle: A brake system for a vehicle has a first and a second brake control device, four wheel actuator devices, and a first and a second signal line, the first signal line connecting the first brake control device to two of the four wheel actuator devices and the second signal line... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100204895 - Method and device for controlling the traction slip of the driven wheels of a vehicle with the engine torque as a set parameter: A method for controlling the traction slip of driven wheels of a vehicle between the wheels and the carriageway, in the case of which a manipulated variable is calculated for a drive engine of the vehicle on the basis of a detection of the instantaneous wheel speed and the calculation... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100204896 - Cruise control systems and methods with adaptive speed adjustment rates: Embodiments include methods and apparatus for performing cruise control in a motor vehicle. Signals are received (e.g., by a positioning system interface) from at least one external infrastructure component, and a geographical location of the motor vehicle is determined (e.g., by a processing and control subsystem) based on the signals.... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100204897 - System and method for validating adaptive cruise control operations: A method of operating a vehicle comprising an adaptive cruise control system and an engine control module is provided. The engine control module is coupled to the adaptive cruise control system. The method comprises issuing a speed reduction signal from the adaptive cruise control system, verifying a speed reduction with... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100204898 - Engine control system: This disclosure relates to a method of configuring an engine control system for controlling the engine of a vehicle. The method involves displaying one or more graphical representations of functional elements to be performed by the engine control system and then modifying the one or more functional elements by making... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC
20100204904 - Air-fuel ratio control apparatus and air-fuel ratio control method for internal combustion engine: An amount of fuel injected into an internal combustion engine is controlled to adjust an air-fuel ratio. An air-fuel ratio sensor is disposed upstream of a three-way catalyst. An ammonia sensor is disposed downstream of the three-way catalyst. Main feedback control based on the air-fuel ratio sensor is performed such... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100204903 - Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine (10) includes intake valve control means (50). The internal combustion engine (10) includes a variable intake valve operating mechanism (66) that changes a valve opening characteristic of an intake valve (64), and rich combustion is performed in the internal combustion engine (10)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100204905 - Control unit of diesel engine: A diesel engine is provided with an exhaust fuel addition valve capable of adding fuel from an exhaust passage on an upstream side of an exhaust post-treatment device. An ECU, which is a control unit of the diesel engine, has a function to estimate biofuel concentration in the fuel and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100204901 - Fuel injector having algorithm controlled look-ahead timing for injector-ignition operation: The present invention provides an injector-ignition fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine, comprising an ECU controlling a heated catalyzed fuel injector for heating and catalyzing a next fuel charge, wherein the ECU uses a one firing cycle look-ahead algorithm for controlling fuel injection. The ECU may further incorporate... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20100204900 - Method and device for controlling a valve with several lift phases, and method for supplying a thermal engine with oxidant: The invention relates to a method for controlling a valve (13) in a thermal engine (10), the valve having a closed position and an opened position, the method comprising at least one step of opening the valve, said step including at least one phase (I) for bringing the valve into... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100204902 - Stop-start control apparatus and method for an internal combustion engine: A stop-start control apparatus for a port injection engine (1) including cylinders (2) stops the engine (1) by stopping fuel injection from each injector (13), when a predetermined stop condition is fulfilled. An estimated position of a piston (5) in each cylinder (2) after the engine (1) is stopped is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100204899 - System, method, apparatus and computer program product for providing improved engine control: An apparatus for providing an antisurge operating mode for a turbocharged engine may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive indications of engine operating parameters and engine accelerator pedal position, determine whether the received indications correspond to antisurge mode activation conditions, and, in response to a determination... Agent: Honeywell/alston & Bird Patent Services
20100204906 - Vehicle control system: A method is provided for controlling an engine via an outlet control device of an intake manifold, such as via variable valve lift operation. The engine may further include an inlet control device, such as an electronic throttle, as well as coordination between the inlet and outlet control devices for... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100204907 - Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes phase change means (60) for advancing or retarding phases of an opening timing and a closing timing of an intake valve (62); duration change means (60) for increasing or decreasing a duration of the intake valve (62); and EGR gas amount... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100204908 - Engine stop control device: Target rotation speed at a reference point set at TDC slightly preceding a target stop position of engine rotation is set. A target trajectory of an engine rotation behavior extending since an engine rotation stop behavior starts until the target rotation speed at the reference point is reached is calculated... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100204909 - Method for aiding the taxiing of an aircraft: r
20100204912 - Method for generating a digital road map, navigation system and method for operating a navigation system: The present invention pertains to a method for generating a digital roadmap that can be stored on an electronic storage medium and in which a geographical area is specified by a multitude of data sets. The present invention further pertains to a navigation system that features a memory on which... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100204910 - Navigational display for parachutists: A display system for a parachutist is provided based on navigation data and calculations of locations where the parachutist should steer the parachute to increase likelihood of reaching a target. A two-dimensional representation of a navigation funnel is displayed. The display may increase situational awareness by use of color to... Agent: Burleson Cooke L.L.P.
20100204911 - Travel trace generation method and travel trace generation device: A first convergent computation section 25 for deriving a running locus by a convergent computation such as to achieve a first constraint condition based on a target passing time ts and a road boundary of a road D and a running locus deriving section 26 for deriving a running locus... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100204913 - Using route narrative symbols: Techniques are provided for displaying a route symbol with narrative driving directions. A route symbol for a particular maneuver may be used to represent the road to which the maneuver relates. For example, one type of a route symbol that may be used to represent a road may be an... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100204914 - Active widgets for mobile navigation systems: A method for communication includes running a navigation application on a mobile navigation device, so as to present to a user navigation instructions from a navigation server on the display of the mobile navigation device. A widget chosen by the user is activated to run on the mobile navigation device... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd
20100204915 - Dialogue system for a motor vehicle: In a dialogue system for a motor vehicle, the dialogue system including a plurality of control keys, assigning at least one of at least on of the control keys a function from a predefined set of functions in such a manner that the function is executed upon actuation of the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100204916 - Gnss positioning using pressure sensors: Systems, methods and devices for improving the accuracy of GNSS data are provided. Specifically, embodiments of the invention can advantageously use sensor input to improve the accuracy of position fixes. The use of physical sensors in navigation systems is deemed particularly advantageous, especially where altitude data derived from the pressure... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100204917 - Map data distribution server and method for processing map data: A reading unit reads position information on a home point of a user, position information on a registered point associated with the user or a user's device and stored in a storage medium, first map data same as map data used by the user in version, and second map data... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100204918 - Time synchronization method for vehicles having navigation device: Provided is a method of performing time synchronization using a navigation device. The method includes: (a) performing time synchronization between a GPS satellite and a navigation device by receiving GPS signals by a navigation device from at least one GPS satellite; (b) establishing an interface between the navigation device and... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100198427 - Open architecture for dynamic vehicle network: A self-configuring and self-learning network optimizes itself for battery usage, and allows users to simply mount modules implementing new functionality to the vehicle at any location on the vehicle. The use of network zones and wireless gateways between zones reduces network traffic within zones by isolating data not required outside... Agent: International Truck Intellectual Property Company,
20100198430 - Method for monitoring hydrogen vehicles: A system and method for remotely monitoring the status of a hydrogen vehicle includes a data acquisition/communication module configured to receive a plurality of signals representing one or more status conditions associated with the vehicle. The data acquisition/communication module is further configured to report one or more of the status... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100198428 - Multi-purpose fob system: A wireless device is provided having an integrated vehicle fob and entertainment functionality. The wireless device includes a vehicle fob transponder for providing signals to a vehicle for at least one of remote keyless entry, passive entry, passive start, and immobilization functions. The wireless device also includes one or more... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402
20100198429 - Supervisory control and data acquisition system for energy extracting vessel navigation: A Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system guides navigation of a vessel enabled to extract energy from wind and/or water currents primarily in offshore marine environments. An exemplary SCADA system could embody server and client software applications running on microprocessor systems at a remote control central service logging and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100198431 - Maintenance computer system for an aircraft: A maintenance computer system for an aircraft, including a network partitioned into a secured avionics zone and an open zone. The system includes a first software module accommodated in the avionics zone and a second software module accommodated in the open zone, the first module configured to follow a fault-finding... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100198432 - Stable approach monitor (sam) system: An improved stable approach monitor (SAM) system provides an audible advisory to a pilot when an aircraft is on a final landing approach. More specifically, the SAM system compares a measured airspeed of the aircraft to a predetermined flap placard speed. If the measured airspeed exceeds the predetermined flap placard... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services
20100198433 - Flight management system with optimization of the lateral flight plan: Flight management system for aircraft comprising computation means capable of determining a gain or a loss in terms of flight time remaining to a point of arrival, and in terms of fuel consumption, following the input by an operator of a modification of an initial flight plan using the Direct... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100198434 - Track brake controller: A track brake control system for providing braking of a railway vehicle is disclosed. The control system operates upon receipt of an emergency braking command. The control system includes a member for receiving deceleration information from one or more sensing devices. The control system further includes member for comparing the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100198435 - Automated fuel economy optimization for marine vessel applications: A method and system for operating a marine vessel includes a cruise control module operating the marine vessel at a speed and a trim control module positioning an outdrive into a plurality of trim positions. A fuel economy determination module determines a plurality of fuel economies for each of the... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100198441 - Control apparatus: A control device corrects the alignment of wheels of a vehicle during travel to improve fuel consumption performance. Operating conditions of a suspension device (alignment adjustment device) are controlled by alignment control while the vehicle is traveling, and when the alignment of the wheels is adjusted, travel resistance of the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100198438 - Control apparatus of hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle 1 includes as drive sources an internal combustion engine 20, to which fuel stored in a fuel tank 21 is supplied, and a second M/G 32, to which electricity stored in a battery 40 is supplied. The vehicle 1 also includes a battery charger 70 for charging... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100198436 - Coordination of operating modes and torques for hybrid vehicle drives: A method for operating a driving device of a vehicle, in particular of a motor vehicle, that has as drive units at least one internal combustion engine and at least one electric machine whose torques are used for generating a drive torque of the vehicle as a function of different... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100198439 - Hybrid vehicle driving system, hybrid vehicle, and driving method: When a driver turns on an accelerator, a CPU permits revolution of planetary gears, and a motor rotates a ring gear to drive wheels. Then, when the driver turns off the accelerator, the CPU calculates a target RPM to be output by a Stirling engine according to a depression amount... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100198437 - Method and device for operating a drive unit: In a method and a device for operating a drive unit, a first output variable of the drive unit is restricted; a setpoint value of a second output variable of the drive unit is specified; and an actual value of the second output variable of the drive unit is determined.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100198440 - Vehicle and method of charging vehicle: An ECU executes a program including a step of calculating a first charging current value in accordance with the state of a battery pack; a step of calculating a second charging current value in accordance with the current capacity of a charging cable coupling a hybrid vehicle and an external... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100198442 - Method and system for automatically guiding an unmanned vechile: An unmanned vehicle is guided by selecting locations along a predetermined mute defining adjacent first, second and third linear portions. If an imaginary circle can be constructed that is mutually tangential to all three linear portions or to projections thereof, the vehicle is guided according to the circle intercept method... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20100198443 - Path planning device, path planning method, and moving body: To provide a path planning device and a path planning method capable of, when installed in a moving body such as a robot, exhibiting a natural moving action, and a moving body having such a path planning device installed therein. A path planning device includes a path guide area setting... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100198444 - Intermediate pivot device for positioning a pulled implement: An intermediate pivot device is positioned between a towing vehicle and a pulled implement. The intermediate pivot device includes a positioning component that can be actuated in accordance with position implement control data to compensate for the drift of a pulled implement.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100198447 - Device and method for controlling a drive unit: In a method for controlling the operation of an internal combustion engine, a target torque to be produced is determined in several steps: In a first step a torque requested by a user is determined and modified in subsequent steps by different functions, which reproduce the influences of at least... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100198452 - Driver workload-based vehicle stability enhancement system: A vehicle stability enhancement system that is adapted for an estimated driver workload. The system includes a driver workload estimation processor that estimates the driver workload based on certain factors, such as the vehicle speed or driver-behavior factors. The driver workload estimation is used to adjust the damping ratio and... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100198450 - Method for integrating multiple feature adaptive cruise control: The velocity of a vehicle is controlled according a cruise control system that has a plurality of cruise control features. Each of the cruise control features has a current desired velocity requirement which can be used to determine a single current desired velocity for controlling the vehicle. A future desired... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100198445 - Method of operating an electronic stability control system: A method of stabilizing a vehicle is provided. The vehicle is travelling at a forward speed and a lateral speed, and comprises a lateral acceleration sensor, a yaw sensor adapted to detect an actual yaw rate of the vehicle around a central axis, a steering mechanism adapted to steer the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100198451 - Process for operating a dialogue system for a motor vehicle: In a dialog system for a motor vehicle having a plurality of control keys of which at least one can be occupied by several functions, one such control key can be occupied by several functions of a hierarchical menu structure that, when the control key is operated, as a function... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100198448 - Vehicle body speed estimating device: A vehicle body speed estimating device. An attitude angle estimating mechanism estimates a roll angle and a pitch angle. A longitudinal speed computing mechanism computes longitudinal vehicle body speed. A vehicle body speed estimator estimates lateral vehicle body speed by using, as state amounts of vehicle motion, the longitudinal vehicle... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100198446 - Vehicle safety system: A vehicle safety system for detecting a side impact, the system comprising at least one sensor operable to detect one or more parameters relating to the rate of yaw of the vehicle, and to provide an output that is dependent upon the longitudinal position along the vehicle of the side... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor
20100198449 - Vehicular control device and method of controlling a vehicle: In a vehicle having a brake hold control function an ECU cancels brake hold control when an actual value of a degree of operation of the accelerator pedal is larger than a predetermined degree. The ECU calculates a rate of increasing the vehicle's requested driving force after the brake hold... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100198455 - Information distributing system and vehicle-mounted device: An information distributing system and a vehicle-mounted device that are able to distribute or acquire information related to vehicle maintenance. The information distributing system comprises vehicle-mounted devices (10) and a center apparatus (30). Each vehicle-mounted device (10) includes a communication part (3b) that communicates with the center apparatus (30) via... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.
20100198453 - Systems and methods for integrating a portable electronic device with a bicycle: Systems and methods are providing for interfacing an electronic device with a bicycle system. The electronic device can receive the output from sensors coupled to the bicycle and generate riding characteristics for display to the user. The electronic device can in addition receive communications from other electronic devices and provide... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20100198454 - Traffic information processing apparatus, traffic information management server, traffic information management system: Provided is an apparatus and the like for improving the communication efficiency of travel information and the like by taking account of the degree of necessity of collecting the travel information of a vehicle in view of an operating state or attribute of the vehicle. A traffic information processing apparatus... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100198456 - Driving assistance system for vehicle and vehicle equipped with driving assistance system for vehicle: A driving assistance system for vehicle detects short-duration data representing a current traveling condition and drive operation, and intermediate-duration data representing a travelling condition and drive operation of this day. Drive diagnosis is carried out by comparing distribution of the short-duration data and distribution of the intermediate-duration data.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100198460 - G.p.s. management system: A management system using Global Positioning System receivers for tracking remote units from a central office and quickly and conveniently determining if those remote units have varied from a set of predetermined parameters of operation. The system also includes provisions that allows information to be sent from the remote units... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing
20100198459 - In-vehicle communications apparatus: Application data generated by an ECU is wireless transmitted by a transmission device in a subject vehicle so as to periodically change a communications distance by changing, every transmission timing, at least one of (i) a transmission rate, which is used in transforming a transmission packet into a transmission signal... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100198458 - Navigation system with haptic assist: An apparatus and method of indicating to a vehicle operator a desired left/right direction of a turn required to follow a desired route generated by a navigation system. Haptic stimuli are provided to the operator in advance of the turn point by activating vibration generators to create vibrations in a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100198457 - System and method for adaptive mounting an assembly: A system for mounting an assembly, such as a motor vehicle engine, on a supporting structure such as a vehicle body. Disposed between the assembly and the supporting structure is a soft mount and/or a soft rubber spring featuring a damping and/or spring excursion along which the soft mount damps... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20100198462 - Electric motor controller and electric motor controller for vehicle steering apparatus: An electric motor controller for controlling an electric motor that includes a rotor and a stator that faces the rotor. The electric motor controller includes a current drive unit; an addition angle calculation unit; a control angle calculation unit; a torque detection unit; a changing unit and a suspending unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100198461 - Method and apparatus for controlling an electric assist motor using a modified blending filter: A method for controlling an electric assist motor for providing steering assist in response to a sensed torque signal includes the step of filtering the sensed torque signal to provide a low frequency torque signal and a high frequency torque signal. A low frequency assist torque signal is determined as... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100198464 - Diagnosable magnetic switch assembly: A diagnosable magnetic switch assembly and method for determining a seat occupant. A network in the assembly includes a resistor in series with a magnetic switch, and a resistor in parallel with the series combination. Such an arrangement provides distinct assembly resistance values when the magnetic switch is open or... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402
20100198463 - Driver observation and security system and method therefor: A driver observation and security system has a plurality of sensors located on a vehicle. Te sensors will indicate unauthorized entry into the vehicle. A plurality of interior camera modules is mounted in an interior of a vehicle. The interior camera modules provide real time images of the interior of... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC
20100198465 - Control device for a motor vehicle: A controller for a motor vehicle with a carrier plate for receiving a component carrier with a component carrier foot. The carrier plate has a recess through which the component carrier can be passed and which is suitable for receiving the foot, wherein the dimensions of the recess in the... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100198466 - Method for providing an operator of a work machine with operation instructions and a computer program for implementing the method: A method is provided for providing an operator of a work machine with operating instructions when the work machine is used in a repeated work cycle. The method includes automatically instructing the operator of the work machine how to operate the work machine in an optimum way with regard to... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100198468 - Control device for vehicle drive device and control method for vehicle drive device: A control device for a vehicle drive device that includes a drive source that outputs a drive force for running and an automatic transmission that has multiple speeds, the control device includes: a blipping control device that performs blipping control in which an output torque of the drive source is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100198469 - Controller for automated variable-speed transmission in a motor vehicle with all-wheel drive: A method of controlling an automated variable-speed transmission in a drivetrain of a motor vehicle having all-wheel drive in which, during driving operation under difficult ground conditions, measures are provided for suppression of the automatic shift processes. To reliably prevent undesired automatic shift processes when the vehicle is in an... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20100198470 - Method and device for determining the clutch engagement point in a motor vehicle: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for determining a clutch engagement point in a motor vehicle.... Agent: Kristy J. Downing, Esq.
20100198473 - Brake system for a vehicle and a method for operating a brake system for a vehicle: A brake system for a vehicle having a sensor device for providing a first and second sensor signal, a first and a second brake control device, which are directly connected to the sensor device and to provide a corresponding control signal for the first and/or second sensor signal, and a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100198474 - Deceleration control apparatus for vehicle: A deceleration control apparatus for a vehicle including a controller that performs deceleration control based on a first target deceleration set based on a distance to a starting point of an upcoming curve, when the deceleration control for the curve is started at a position distant from the starting point... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100198471 - Method for setting characteristic variables of a brake system in a motor vehicle: The invention provides a process for preparing organic nanoparticles comprising the steps of: (a) preparing a solution comprising an unsaturated polyester and/or a vinyl ester resin, an initiator and a hydrophobic monomer; (b) emulsifying the solution obtained in step (a) in an aqueous phase; and thereafter (c) curing the emulsified... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100198472 - Work vehicle and method for controlling work vehicle: The work vehicle includes a braking device, a lubricant feeding section, and a controlling section. The controlling section configured to execute a first control in which an amount of the lubricant fed to the braking device is controlled based on a temperature of a rotating member of the braking device.... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100198475 - Method for operating a vehicle brake system and vehicle brake system: A method for operating a vehicle braking system for motor vehicles including a hybrid or electric drive and hydraulically actutable wheel brakes on the front axle, wherein the wheels associated with the rear axle are driven at least partially by an electric motor that can be operated as a generator... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100198476 - Brake control system and brake control method: A brake control system includes a first wheel cylinder that applies braking force to a first wheel according to hydraulic pressure; a second wheel cylinder that applies braking force to a second wheel according to hydraulic pressure; a brake actuator that receives current and individually controls the hydraulic pressure of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100198477 - Inter-vehicle distance control apparatus and inter-vehicle distance control method: In an inter-vehicle distance control apparatus and an inter-vehicle distance control method, object detection information is obtained from a detection portion that detects a first preceding vehicle ahead of a vehicle, and an object ahead of the first preceding vehicle; a first possible target stop position is calculated taking into... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100198478 - Method and apparatus for target vehicle following control for adaptive cruise control: A host vehicle's speed is controlled with a target vehicle following control system when following a target vehicle. The target vehicle following control system monitors a range with respect to a target vehicle and a speed of the host vehicle. The target vehicle following device determines operation of the vehicle... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100198480 - Method for detecting a \"rotating stall\" fault in a compressor fed by an inverter: The invention relates to a method for detecting a rotating stall fault in a compressor (12) which is driven by means of a three-phase current motor (8) fed by an inverter. According to the invention, an instantaneous estimated value (̂m) which is calculated from measured power converter output currents (iS1,... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC Henry M Feiereisen
20100198479 - Method of controlling a vtg engine: When controlling an engine having a Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) the VTG is closed some predicted time period before an up-gear shift is performed. This is advantageous because when the gear shift begins the engine breaking is already maximized and full engine brake can be obtained during the entire gear... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100198481 - Fuel tank system for direct ethanol injection octane boosted gasoline engine: Fuel tank system for a direct ethanol injection octane boosted gasoline engine. The system includes a gasoline engine and a main fuel tank that contains a mix of gasoline and gasoline E85. A smaller secondary tank is provided to contain ethanol or E85. An injector directly injects in a separately... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20100198485 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine that accurately incorporates demands related to various capabilities of the internal combustion engine. A demand output unit outputs various capability demands of the internal combustion engine, expressed in terms of either torque, efficiency, or an air-fuel ratio data. A torque mediation unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100198483 - Engine: In an engine which may show a behavior where an engine speed is not always minimized after compression top dead center of a cylinder in which poor fuel injection occurred, the cylinder in which poor fuel injection occurred is detected. A common rail diesel engine (1) includes a individual reference... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100198484 - Engine: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an engine having a revision means which regulates rotation speed of each of cylinders while reflecting specific unevenness of rotation of each of the cylinders. With regard to an engine 2 having a plurality of cylinders wherein opening timing of each... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100198482 - Method and device for operating an internal combustion engine having cylinder shutdown: A method and a device for operating internal combustion engine, in particular in an unfired state, are described, which make possible a largely jerk-free switchover between two operating states of internal combustion engine, having different numbers of cylinders that are activated regarding the charge cycle. Air is supplied to the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100198486 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a method for operating an internal combustion engine, which can be operated with fuels and fuel mixtures of said fuels, said fuels differing from each other in the air quantity they require for a stoichiometric combustion. A fuel quantity to be supplied to the internal combustion... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100198487 - Method and apparatus for identifying through traffic: In a method and an apparatus for identifying through traffic, entry into and exit from a predefined area are ascertained and the transit time is used to determine whether unauthorized transit through the area has occurred.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100198488 - Method and device for identifying traffic-relevant information: A method is presented for recognizing traffic-related information (I) in a driving motor vehicle, in which sensor data (B) from a sensor and map data (K) from a navigation system are interpreted for recognition purposes, wherein the sensor data (B) is inspected in a first scene interpretation for the presence... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100198490 - Extension of aircraft tracking and positive identification from movement areas into non-movement areas: At most airports, responsibility of air traffic control starts and stops at the entrance or exit to the runway movement areas, which are taxiways and runways. In the non-movement areas, such as hangers, ramps, and aprons, aircraft movements and separation are no longer the responsibility of air traffic control, but... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney
20100198489 - Systems and method for managing airport ground traffic: An air traffic control system for control of airport ground traffic includes a graphical display system configured to display a surface map, and configured to enable a controller to input, via a graphical input device, a taxi route along the surface map. Furthermore, the system includes a processor operatively coupled... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100198491 - Autonomic vehicle safety system: A vehicle safety system is disclosed that monitors vehicle surroundings, operational conditions, etc., in order to identify potential safety concerns or hazardous operational conditions. In doing so, the vehicle safety system collects data from one or more sources, such as sources that generate data from the vehicle itself (e.g., internal... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20100198493 - Car, walking apparatus, and method of determing shape of wheel: A car having a rotatable wheel, the car being able to run by rotating the wheel, the car having a leg used by the car for walking, and an attitude stabilization section for stabilizing an attitude of the car.... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20100198492 - Center-of-gravity detection system, lateral rollover limit velocity estimation system, and cargo weight estimation system: A center-of-gravity detection system includes a vehicle capable of carrying cargo and adapted to be towed by a towing vehicle, a shake detector configured to detect shakes in the directions of the self-weight and width of the towed vehicle during travel of the towed vehicle, and an arithmetic unit. The... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100198494 - Navigation system having adaptive coverage and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system having adaptive coverage includes: detecting a no service region or an intermittent loss of service region upcoming in a route; selecting an adaptive coverage operations block based on the no service region or based on the intermittent loss of service region for... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20100198495 - Using boundaries associated with a map view for business location searching: A system aggregates entity location information from multiple documents distributed among multiple locations in a network. The system searches the entity location information to identify a first set of entities located within the entirety of a first geographic region selected by a user. The system provides a first digital map... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20100198502 - Navigation apparatus: A navigation apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: map display means that displays a map on the basis of map data in a database that stores the map data, facility type information about the type of the facility and facility information about the facility; route guidance... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100198501 - Navigation device: A navigation device is provided that presents a travel direction of a vehicle at a guide point along with a map around the vehicle, without significantly reducing a display area of the map around the vehicle. The navigation device of the present invention includes current position locating means 9 for... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100198500 - Navigation device, navigation server and navigation system: A navigation device and the like capable of harmonizing a navigation route for guiding a mobile body set on the basis of a support route search result by a navigation server and a navigation route for also guiding the mobile body set independently of the navigation route, from a view... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100198496 - Navigation system with path prediction and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: detecting a location reading; selecting a route having a current edge with an endpoint and a shape point; predicting a navigation instruction based on a calculation with the location reading, the shape point, and a time delay for the calculation; and... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20100198499 - Providing access to a collection of content items: In a collection(2) ofcontent items, each content item is represented by at least one signal for rendering in a perceptible form on a rendering system(5,6;25,26,27,28,29), and each content item is linked to data(8,10) specifying at least one geographical location for each content item. A method of providing access to the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100198498 - Use of a mobile navigation device as a parking time assistant: The present invention relates to a method for operating a mobile navigation device, including the following process steps: a) approaching a parking space with a vehicle in which the mobile navigation device is disposed; b) identifying the current position of said vehicle as a parking space; c) automatically storing the... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20100198497 - Vehicle navigation system including movable display device: A vehicle navigation system includes a movable display device having a display panel, a voice output device, a navigation screen determining portion, and a voice guidance control portion. The navigation screen determining portion determines whether a route guidance is being performed by displaying a navigation screen on the display panel... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100198503 - Method and system for assessing quality of location content: A method and system for assessing the quality of location content is disclosed. The method includes evaluating the quality of location content based on who provided the content, the accuracy of the location data associated with the content, the integrity of the content, and when the content was provided. As... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20100198504 - Method and system for managing relationships between location identifiers: A method and system for managing relationships between location identifiers is disclosed. A relationship includes an originating identifier and a target identifier. A unique relationship is defined by the location codes and relationship types associated with the originating and target identifier. A synonym service, a translation service, and a validation... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20100198505 - Method for representing linear features in a location content management system: A method for representing linear features in a location content management system is disclosed. A linear feature is represented using a sequence of routing points that define a unique path when routed on a map through those points. A routing point consists of latitude, longitude, and optional stack position. Stack... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20100198506 - Street and landmark name(s) and/or turning indicators superimposed on user's field of vision with dynamic moving capabilities: The invention provides for street and/or landmark name(s) to be displayed or projected on, behind or in front of a window or windshield of a vehicle or the surface of a pair of eyeglasses and in a manner such that the user (e.g. driver) does not have to turn his... Agent: Robert S. Neihouse
20100198507 - Route guiding system and method thereof: The present invention discloses a route guiding system and a method thereof. The route guiding system in accordance with the present invention determines whether a user is approaching a crossway point based on the user's current position. In case the user is determined to approach a crossway point, other crossway... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20100198508 - Navigation system having route customization mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system having route customization mechanism includes: generating a base route; selecting a custom route priority based on a route preference; generating a modified route based on the base route and the custom route priority; and sending the modified route for displaying on a... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20100198509 - 3d maps rendering device and method: The invention uses altitude, determined from a GPS receiver, or GPS receiver with additional sensor input, to provide additional input to the map rendering application or to a pointer device. The advantage lies in improving the user experience in particular situations where map rendering using horizontal position from GPS plus... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100198510 - Device, system and method for controlling and storing sensitive information on a gps device: A system and method for controlling and storing sensitive information on a global positioning system (GPS) device are provided. The system includes a locational information module for determining location information of the device; an encryption module for encrypting the location information; a processing module for storing the encrypted location information... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20100198511 - Portable navigation system: The system has the following attributes: the solution is produced seamlessly, even if one source of navigational information is temporarily out of service; the accuracy of the solution is assisted by use of the mode of conveyance and orientation information; and there is no requirement for the module to be... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100198512 - Method and apparatus for providing reliable extended ephemeris quality indicators: The present invention is related to location positioning systems, and more particularly, to a method and apparatus for providing reliable extended ephemeris information and indicators of quality. According to one aspect, the invention employs a concept of Approximate Accuracy Symmetry, in which a history of broadcast ephemerides is logged for... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20100198513 - Combined vehicle-to-vehicle communication and object detection sensing: A vehicle awareness system for monitoring remote vehicles relative to a host vehicle. The vehicle awareness system includes at least one object sensing device and a vehicle-to-vehicle communication device. A data collection module is provided for obtaining a sensor object data map and vehicle-to-vehicle object data map. A fusion module... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza
20100198514 - Multimode unmanned aerial vehicle: A system comprising an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) configured to transition from a terminal homing mode to a target search mode, responsive to an uplink signal and/or an autonomous determination of scene change.... Agent: Michael Blaine Brooks, P.C.Previous industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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