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20100299000 - Driving assistance apparatus: A driving assistance apparatus is configured such that, in a case in which determination has been made there is a road marking within a predetermined range from a vehicle, the road marking is detected based upon an image acquired by a rear-side camera. In a case in which there is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100299001 - Vehicle communication terminal and vehicle communication system in which radio transmissions by the vehicle communication terminals are controlled by radio communication from base stations: In a vehicle communication system, a base station transmits radio signals conveying transmission control designation information to communication terminals of respective vehicles, and each vehicle communication terminal performs control of radio signal transmissions based on the most recently received transmission control designation information. Control may be specified for selected vehicle... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100299003 - Real-time compensation of inertial sensor bias errors under high spin rate conditions: A method of estimating bias errors for an air vehicle in flight under high spin conditions is provided. The method comprises collecting a first set of data samples at a first time and collecting a second set of data samples at a second time. The first time and the second... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100299004 - System and method to assist in the braking of an aircraft on a landing runway: A system includes a means of acquiring the position of the aircraft on the runway and its speed in the taxiing phase, a means of storing data concerning the runway and a predefined deceleration law, a function for calculating the distance that the aircraft will have traveled on the runway... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100299005 - System and method to assist in the braking of an aircraft on a landing runway: A system includes a means of acquiring the position of the aircraft on the runway and its speed in the taxiing phase, a means of storing data concerning the runway and a predefined deceleration law, a function for calculating the distance that the aircraft will have traveled on the runway... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100299006 - Method and system for providing redundancy in railroad communication equipment: A railway communication system (10) includes a transmitter (12) receiving an input and producing a communication signal (18). The communication signal (18) includes at least two different portions (20,22) for separately encoding respective indications (38,40) of the input. The system also includes a receiver (14) coupled to a controlled device,... Agent: David G. Maire Beusse Brownlee Wolter Mora & Maire, P.A.
20100299007 - Method & apparatus for hybrid train control device: A method and an apparatus for an on-board train control device are provided, and are based on converting speed codes received from wayside cab-signaling devices into movement authority limits. The device determines the train location independent of the wayside train detection system, and generates and enforces stopping profiles based on... Agent: Nabil N. Ghaly
20100299008 - Apparatus and method for activating system of vehicle: Until a vehicle system is activated, a switching circuit outputs a pilot signal to an OR circuit. As a result, lowering of the potential of the pilot signal caused by a resistance circuit is avoided, and the pilot signal is provided in a non-pulsed manner. A power supply CPU is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100299011 - Controller and controlling method of electric vehicle: A controller of electric vehicle includes: sensor sensing vehicle information; torque target value setter; torque command value calculator; first paragraph calculator implementing first filtering treatment of the torque command value, the first filtering treatment including transmission characteristic having hand pass filter characteristic; second paragraph calculator implementing second filtering treatment of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100299009 - Method for operating a drive device, in particular a hybrid drive device: A method for operating a drive device, in particular a hybrid drive device, of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, having at least one internal combustion engine and at least one electrical machine as drive units, which are mechanically coupled to one another, as a function of a torque... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100299010 - Method of energy management in a motor vehicle: A method of energy management in a motor vehicle including an electric traction system supplied by at least one battery, and an electrical energy source which is auxiliary to the battery and which is able to supplement power provided by the battery to supply the electric traction system, the auxiliary... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100299012 - System for managing a power source in a vehicle: A system for managing a power source in a vehicle having an engine and an electric machine can set first and second discharge limits for the power source, where the second discharge limit is higher than the first discharge limit. A buffer value can be determined as a function of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100299014 - System and method to automatic assist positioning of subject in mobile image acquistion: A method of and system to perform image acquisition of a subject supported from a floor is provided. The system includes an imaging system and a table system having a tabletop in support of the subject from the floor. The table system also includes a mobile device having a drive... Agent: Ge Healthcare,IPDepartment
20100299013 - Using topological structure for path planning in semi-structured environments: A method of creating a lane network of a semi-structured environment for a vehicle, assigning a corresponding cost function to each of a plurality of coordinates of the semi-structured environment using the lane network and a state of the vehicle, the state of the vehicle corresponding to a coordinate location... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100299016 - Activation system for a robotic vehicle: The invention relates to an activation system (1) for a robotic vehicle (2), comprising at least one external camera (8) configured for generating image data of a work area (3) and of at least one robotic vehicle (2), and comprising at least one external logic unit (10) configured for determining... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100299015 - System and method to automatic assist mobile image acquisition: A system and method to perforin image acquisition of a subject is provided. The system includes a mobile device to move an imaging system across a floor, and a brake system that restrains movement of the mobile device. A controller includes a memory having program instructions to instruct a processor... Agent: Ge Healthcare,IPDepartment
20100299018 - Electronic motor vehicle control system of modular design: A modularly constructed electronic motor vehicle control system, includes wheel speed sensor inputs, at least one brake controller, and inertial sensors. The signals from the wheel speed sensors are fed into a chassis base module. The module evaluates the signals and feeds them to an electronic brake controller spatially separated... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100299017 - Methods and systems for providing vehicle information: In an exemplary embodiment a system provides vehicle information to an operator of a vehicle having a plurality of components. The system comprises an onboard database configured to store vehicle-specific data and behavior-specific data and an operator interface. The system includes an onboard processor coupled to the onboard database, the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100299020 - System and method for provisioning a vehicle interface module: The present invention provides systems and methods for provisioning a vehicle interface module comprising receiving a VIM from a VIM manufacturer and entering appropriate VIM data into a dealer inventory, activating a SIM card for the VIM and installing the VIM in a predetermined vehicle, selecting a wireless activated VIM... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20100299019 - Vehicle driving-force control device: Friction-circle limit values of wheels are calculated, requested resultant tire forces and resultant tire forces of the wheels are calculated, requested excessive tire forces and excessive tire forces of the wheels are calculated, an over-torque is calculated, and a control amount is calculated. With reference to a preset map, the... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100299023 - Electronic control unit and vehicle control system: An electronic control unit (ECU) and a vehicle control system are disclosed. When a vehicle ID rewrite instruction and a malfunction information erasure instruction are inputted to the system from an external scantool, one ECU in the system erases the malfunction information stored therein and determines whether the malfunction information... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100299022 - Method of informing dealer service operation and customer of vehicle misfueling in non-flex fuel vehicles: An engine control system comprises a fuel composition module, a comparison module, and a memory module. The fuel composition module determines a fuel composition and an amount of undesired fuel in the fuel composition. The comparison module compares the amount of undesired fuel to a misfueling threshold. The memory module... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100299021 - System and method for recording data associated with vehicle activity and operation: A system and method for recording data associated with events relevant to the operation of a vehicle. The system can include one or more mechanisms to capture data relevant to operation of a vehicle, such as audio or video data, as well as information pertaining to the activity of the... Agent: Reza Jalili
20100299025 - Autowiper controller: First and second temperature check portions 7 and 8 determine whether an ambient temperature T1 is lower than 20° C. or not, whether an external surface temperature T2 of a windshield S is lower than 25° C. or not and whether a temperature difference (T2−T1) is lower than 20° C.... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20100299024 - Safety concept for an intelligent actuator: The present invention relates to an actuator device for use in a motor vehicle, comprising an actuator, a control unit for controlling the actuator and a processing unit, which is or can be connected to an external main control device via a control connection in order to transfer actuator setting... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100299026 - Electric steering system for rapidly increasing damper gain after steering speed exceeds a specific value: An electric steering system includes a steering torque measuring device for measuring a steering torque input into a steering system, a steering speed measuring device for measuring a steering speed of the steering system; a target current computing section for computing a target current based on the steering torque measured... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20100299027 - Electric power steering apparatus and control method thereof: An electric power steering apparatus includes: a torque sensor including a first sensor element and a second sensor element; a control unit; and a motor. When the first sensor element and the second sensor element are both normal, the first sensor output that is output by the first sensor element... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100299028 - Method for controlling an electronically adjustable steering damper for a two-wheeled vehicle and apparatus implementing it: The present invention refers to a method for controlling an electronically adjustable steering damper in a two-wheeled vehicle or motor vehicle, and to an apparatus implementing it, in which the steering damper is able to exert a damping torque on a steering assembly (45) of the two-wheeled vehicle (40) that... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100299029 - Automatic control of a large bale loading apparatus: A control system for managing rotation of a bale loading arm in a bale loader in which a pair of sensors combined with a purposefully designed sensor target enable loading arm position to be efficiently derived by a controller in order to direct the actuator movements based upon loading arm... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20100299032 - Control engine speed within a machine: An apparatus and a method for controlling an engine are disclosed. Control means (122) may control a power output of an engine (102) configured for propelling a machine. Detection means (128) may detect a reverse driving direction operation of said machine. The control means are arranged for controlling the power... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper Intellectual Property Department
20100299031 - Semiautomatic control of earthmoving machine based on attitude measurement: The blade on an earthmoving machine is controlled by a semiautomatic method comprising a combination of a manual operational mode and an automatic operational mode. An operator first enters the manual operational mode and manually sets the height of the blade. The operator then enters the automatic mode and sets... Agent: Wolff & Samson PC Attn: Jeffrey M. Weinick
20100299030 - System and method for controlling a material application system: An engine speed sensor determines engine speed data of an internal combustion engine for moving a material distribution vehicle. A ground speed sensor measures a ground speed of the material distribution vehicle. A data processor for controlling a dispensation system to distribute an agricultural input or material at a rate... Agent: Deere & Company
20100299033 - Method for controlling pump transitions in a multi-mode hybrid transmission: A method of controlling a pump for a hybrid transmission includes commanding a first line pressure of the transmission and deriving a first torque value—an open-loop torque value—from the first line pressure command, and commanding the pump to operate at the first torque value. The method monitors actual speed of... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100299037 - Accelerator reaction force control apparatus: An accelerator reaction force control apparatus has an accelerator position detecting device that detects an accelerator position and a reaction force varying device that varies a reaction force of an accelerator. The reaction force varying device increases the accelerator's reaction force beyond a base reaction force in response to the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100299038 - Method and device of calculating aircraft braking friction and other relating landing performance parameters based on the data received from aircraft's on board flight data management system: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for the calculation of aircraft braking friction and other relating landing parameters, including but not limited to aircraft braking action, aircraft takeoff distance, aircraft landing distance, runway surface conditions and runway surface friction based on the data collected by and available in... Agent: William P. Oberhardt
20100299039 - Method and device of calculating aircraft braking friction and other relating landing performance parameters based on the data received from aircraft's on board flight data management system: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for the calculation of aircraft braking friction and other relating landing parameters, including but not limited to aircraft braking action, aircraft takeoff distance, aircraft landing distance, runway surface conditions and runway surface friction based on the data collected by and available in... Agent: William P. Oberhardt
20100299036 - Method for controlling the regenerative braking of a vehicle including at least one electric motor: A method for controlling regenerative braking of a vehicle including at least one thermal engine and/or at least one electric motor, including calculating a GMP braking force setpoint at the wheel, including a regenerative braking force, that is independent from a relation between the brake pedal depression and the braking... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100299034 - Methods and apparatus for a brake controller autoswitch: An autoswitching brake controller is provided for a vehicle having a first brake controller system and a second brake controller system. The controller includes an autoswitch relay coupled to the first brake controller system and the second brake controller system. The autoswitch relay is configured to receive an ignition signal... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100299035 - Parking brake device and method for operating same: A parking brake device for motor vehicles is described, having an operator control element and at least two electromechanical actuators for generating a parking braking force at in each case one wheel of the motor vehicle, and having in each case one wheel actuation unit per electromechanical actuator, and a... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100299040 - Method and device of calculating aircraft braking friction and other relating landing performance parameters based on the data received from aircraft's on board flight data management system: This invention relates to a method and apparatus for the calculation of aircraft braking friction and other relating landing parameters, including but not limited to aircraft braking action, aircraft takeoff distance, aircraft landing distance, runway surface conditions and runway surface friction based on the data collected by and available in... Agent: William P. Oberhardt
20100299041 - Cruise control systems and methods with selective target speed updating for passing maneuvers: A cruise control system comprises a passing detection module and a speed regulator module. The passing detection module selectively detects execution of a passing maneuver based on an accelerator pedal position (APP) measured by an APP sensor and actuation of a Set/Coast input to the cruise control system when a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100299042 - Method and system for encouraging vehicle operator compliance: A method for encouraging operator compliance with vehicle functions, comprises monitoring at least one vehicle function, monitoring an operator input related to the at least one vehicle function, the vehicle function being responsive to the operator input, the operator input being selectable from at least two choices, wherein one choice... Agent: Volvo Technology Of America, Corporate Patents
20100299043 - Method and device for regulating the speed of a motor vehicle: For regulating the speed of a motor vehicle, a control apparatus is equipped with an object detection system, and the reference speed is determined as a function of at least one preceding vehicle in the evaluation region of the object detection system, such that upon recognition of an imminent lane... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100299044 - Vehicle control device: To provide a vehicle control device that improves the accuracy of an automatic follow-up control in an inverted pendulum vehicle, a vehicle control device according to the present invention performs an automatic follow-up running control in an inverted pendulum vehicle so as to automatically follow a preceding vehicle. The vehicle... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100299045 - Vehicle control apparatus: A vehicle control apparatus 3 according to an embodiment of the present invention is incorporated in a vehicle equipped with an engine 1 that is configured such that a lubricating oil and a working oil are circulated inside the engine 1 by an oil pump 9 driven by a crankshaft... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100299049 - Control strategy for operating a homogeneous-charge compression-ignition engine subsequent to a fuel cutoff event: A multi-cylinder spark-ignition direct-injection internal combustion engine is re-fired subsequent to a fuel cutoff event wherein fuel to all cylinders is cutoff. Re-firing the engine includes selectively firing individual cylinders during re-firing engine cycles exclusively at a predetermined fixed fuel mass until all cylinders have been fired at least once,... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100299048 - Engine for an agricultural harvester having isochronous torque curve with power bulge: A method of operating an IC engine in an agricultural harvester includes the steps of: operating the IC engine in a normal mode with a base torque curve as a function of engine operating speed and engine power output, the base torque curve being generally isochronous at a rated operating... Agent: Deere & Company
20100299050 - Method and apparatus for controlling an internal combustion engine: In a method for controlling an internal combustion engine comprising an intake pipe and a throttle valve that is arranged therein, the pressure in the intake pipe is regulated by modifying the opening angle of the throttle valve, and the desired pressure value is adjusted when the valve lift of... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100299047 - Method and device for operating a gas injection system of a gas fuel and a liquid fuel operated internal combustion engine: In a method for generating an internal combustion engine configured to run on both a gas fuel and a liquid fuel, the shutoff valve of the gas injection system is initially closed, the engine is then operated with the liquid fuel, and subsequently all gas injection valves of the gas... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100299046 - Method for controlling the air system in an internal combustion engine: In a method for closed loop controlling the air system in an internal combustion engine, in particular a diesel internal combustion engine with a first actuating element for recirculated exhaust gas in the exhaust gas recirculation tract and a second actuating element for air in the inlet tract, the two... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20100299051 - Fuel injection and combustion fault diagnostics using cylinder pressure sensor: Systems and methods useful for detecting a combustion fault in a combustion engine include determining cylinder power density values for cylinders present on the engine during its operation and determining cylinder imbalance parameters for the cylinders, based on the cylinder power density values. The cylinder imbalance parameters are compared with... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100299052 - Fuel systems and methods for cold environments: Fuel systems and methods for cold environments which includes a fuel pump having at least one solenoid coil in an unlaminated magnetic circuit, the fuel pump being disposed in a fuel tank, and a pump drive and pulsing system, the pump drive providing pump actuation current to the solenoid coil... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100299053 - System for controlling starter for starting internal combustion engine: In a system for controlling a starter, the starter includes a pinion shiftable between an engagement position and a disengagement position. The starter includes an actuator configured to shift the pinion from the disengagement position to the engagement position when energized, and a motor configured to rotate the pinion when... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100299054 - Method and system for managing the operation of a motor vehicle as a function of driving conditions: A method of managing operation of a motor vehicle as a function of driving conditions of the vehicle during a journey towards a programmed destination includes: determining driving parameters relative to the journey to be taken; determining a position of the vehicle in the journey; and calculating a drive energy... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100299057 - Method and apparatus for verifying route in route verification system: In a route verification method for verifying a route that allows arrival at a destination in a shortest time, a server obtains, via a network, route information including a starting point and destination of a vehicle having a car navigation device, calculates a route with a shortest required time from... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100299055 - Method and machine for generating map data and a method and navigation device for determing a route using map data: A method of processing speed data is disclosed for use in the provision of enhanced map data including a plurality of navigable segments which together may define a navigable route in an area covered by a digital map. In at least one embodiment, the method includes (i) obtaining the speed... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20100299058 - Method and system for providing travel time information: Location technologies are combined with other information systems to provide augmented information for individuals such as a traveler in an automobile.... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100299056 - Method for determining a route and device therefor: A method for determining a route from a starting point to a destination includes optimizing the route with regard to a mixture of two criteria to minimize the energy consumption, a first criterion being the length of the route, and a second criterion represents a number of acceleration operations along... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100299059 - Method for operating a navigation system and a navigation system: A method for operating a navigation system, in which position data is determined, a route to a destination is calculated on the basis of the position data and map data, and destination guidance instructions is created and issued according to the route. A deviation factor is ascertained for the position... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100299061 - Multi-function navigation system: A multi-function navigation system for guiding a user to a destination and displaying information of scenic spots stored in an electronic book comprises an input module configured to receive instructions of the user; a position detection module; an electronic book databank configured to store the electronic book information of the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100299060 - Timed location sharing: Rule-based location sharing may be provided. A location determining device, such as a Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled device, may receive a request to share the location. A rule may be used to determine whether to share the location with the requestor. If the rule allows the location to be... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20100299062 - Navigation device displaying travel information: A navigation device, programmable with map data and a navigation application that enables a route to be planned between two user-defined places; the device is operable to read a removable memory card storing the device operating system, the navigation application, and the map data. It does not need to store... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100299063 - Current position determining device and current position determining method: Provided is a technology capable of improving the accuracy of determining a position of an own vehicle in the vicinity of a branch point, in a current position determining device. The current position determining device identifies a detection range according to states of a road on which a vehicle is... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100299065 - Link-node maps based on open area maps: Systems and methods for generating and using geographic data are disclosed. For example, one method comprises generating and/or identifying an open area map. A route is generated using the open area map. A path segment record and/or a node record is created based on the generated route. The path segment... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20100299064 - Method of processing positioning data: A method of processing positioning data to create map data is disclosed, the map data including a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in the area covered by the map with each segment being arranged to have speed data associated therewith. In at least one embodiment,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100299066 - Ins based gps carrier phase cycle slip detection and repairing: An apparatus comprising a position system configured to determine a global positioning (GPS) change vector, and an inertial navigation system (INS) change vector. The position system is configured to determine a relative position between a first platform and a second platform based on the GPS change vector and the INS... Agent: Carmen Patti Law Group, LLC
20100299067 - Collision avoidance and warning system: A collision avoidance and warning system for a helicopter uses a type of emitted energy, for example radio frequency radar, from a transceiver positioned to cover a selected field of view for detecting an object or pedestrian in the vicinity of the helicopter. For helicopters that include a tail rotor... Agent: Law Offices Of James E. Walton, PLLC11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100292866 - Method and device for operating a motor vehicle, method and device for accessing an assignment rule and computer-program product: To operate a motor vehicle (2) when at least one predefined event (EVE1) of a motor vehicle (2) occurs (ACT), at least one vehicle function (FCT) assigned to the predefined event (EVE1) is determined by assignment (LINK) via at least one first adjaceny list (AD_LIST1). Then, the determined vehicle function... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100292867 - Motor vehicle control device: According to the invention, a motor vehicle control device is provided, comprising: a microkernel; several entities; and a software bus, via which the entities can communicate with each other and with the kernel, wherein one or more of the entities represent respectively one or more modules of the AUTOSAR base... Agent: Beem Patent Law Firm
20100292868 - System and method for navigating a remote control vehicle past obstacles: A method for navigating a remote control vehicle carrying a video camera which produces a sequence of images, the method comprising tracking a current position of the vehicle as the vehicle moves along a path of motion, determining a location of the current position within a prior image, the prior... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20100292871 - Adaptive surveillance and guidance system for vehicle collision avoidance and interception: A surveillance and guidance method and system for use with autonomously guided, man-on-the-loop or man-in-the-loop guided vehicles where the presence of obstacles must be considered in guiding the vehicle towards a target includes a navigation system configured to determine the position of the vehicle on which it is equipped. A... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100292869 - Aircraft dispatch information: Systems and methods to manage aircraft dispatch information are provided. A particular method includes receiving fault information at a dispatch information computing system. The fault information is associated with an aircraft. The method also includes accessing operational restriction information associated with the aircraft based on the fault information. The method... Agent: Boeing (tlg) C/o Toler Law Group
20100292870 - Fadec and avionic component distributed architecture: The invention relates to a device for motorized aircraft comprising at least one avionic component (300) positioned in the said aircraft, at least one engine interface (310) positioned in the said aircraft and at least one engine controller (315) positioned in or near an engine (320) of the said aircraft.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100292872 - Method and device for automatically detecting a lateral dissymetry of an aircraft: The device (1) includes means (2, 3, 4) for observing the overall conditions of the aircraft and for determining whether the lateral behaviour thereof is normal.... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100292873 - Vehicle control system including related methods and components: An unmanned aerial vehicle variable autonomy control system is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the system includes a control mode interface that provides a plurality of selectable control modes for an unmanned aerial vehicle, wherein one of the plurality of selectable control modes comprises a target tracking mode. Also included... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100292874 - Vehicle control system including related methods and components: An unmanned aerial vehicle variable autonomy control system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a control mode interface that provides a plurality of selectable control modes for an unmanned aerial vehicle, wherein one of the plurality of selectable control modes comprises an autonomous landing mode. Also included is... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100292875 - Method for braking a rail vehicle: The invention relates to a method for braking a rail vehicle which has at least two individually actuable brake systems, in particular at least one electric brake system and at least one mechanical brake system, wherein the brake systems are actuated depending on their availability. There is provision for the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100292876 - Boat propelling system: A boat propelling system capable of determining operation accuracy of a transmission mechanism includes an outboard engine main body, a swivel bracket arranged to allow the outboard engine main body to pivot in a right-left direction with respect to a hull, an electric motor provided in the swivel bracket to... Agent: Yamaha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100292877 - Comprehensive engineering / operation system for electric vehicle and smart networked and decentralized power storage: Comprehensive, Systematic and Practical Engineering/Manufacture/Operation/Management System for Electric Vehicle with dual usage for Decentralized Smart Power Storage that includes: Smart Battery Subsystem (SBS), which includes the Smart Battery Assembly (SBA) with embedded computer/data logger and the Battery Compartment (BC) on the EV and in the Swapping Recharge Stations (RS); the... Agent: Paul Zi Fang Lee
20100292879 - Automotoive vehicle and method of controlling an electric machine therein: A method for controlling an electric machine of a vehicle drivetrain may include determining a rotational speed of the electric machine, determining a rotational speed of a drivetrain component other than the electric machine, and modifying a torque command to the electric machine based on a difference between the rotational... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100292881 - Control apparatus for vehicle drive system: Over rotation limitation control is performed to control an engine rotation speed so that a rotation speed of a pinion gear of a planetary gear set will not exceed a limit value, when a travel mode is changed to a limp-home travel mode in response to an abnormality in an... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100292878 - Drive control apparatus for electric car: [Means for Resolution] Wheel-diameter correction information output means includes wheel-diameter information calculation means for calculating wheel-diameter calculation information expressive of a wheel diameter of an electric car, on the basis of two-phase current information. The wheel-diameter correction information output means also includes selection output means. The selection output means selects... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100292880 - Method for managing battery power within a hybrid powertrain system: A hybrid powertrain system includes an internal combustion engine and a torque machine wherein electrical energy is controllably transferred between an electric energy storage device and the torque machine by a control system. A method for controlling the hybrid powertrain system includes monitoring a voltage, a current, and a power... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100292882 - Vehicle behavior control device, and vehicle behavior control method: Required torques that individual wheels are required to generate are computed on the basis of vehicle behavior. With respect to the computed required torque of each wheel, a torque value provided uniformly for the wheels is set as a value of the friction braking torque that the wheel is caused... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100292883 - Control device for guided travel of unmanned vehicle: A control device for guided travel of an unmanned vehicle, in which the unmanned vehicle is guided to travel by receiving a signal sent from a GPS satellite by the unmanned vehicle, measuring its own vehicle position based on the signal, and controlling such that a positional shift between the... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20100292884 - Device for influencing navigation of an autonomous vehicle: A device for controlling the reflection of incident beams to influence navigation of an autonomous device having a navigation sensor comprising a beam emitter and a beam detector for detecting reflected emitted beams. The device comprises at least one surface having a geometry configured to direct a reflection from the... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC (w/irobot Corp.)
20100292885 - Control unit and method for trigger passenger protection means: A control unit and a method for triggering a passenger protection arrangement are described, a first hardware path and a second hardware path together inducing the triggering on the basis of at least one accident signal from an accident sensor system. An analyzer circuit for processing the at least one... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100292887 - Method and system for controlling safety means for a vehicle: In a method and a system for controlling a safety system for a vehicle, a sensor suite is provided to generate at least one yaw-acceleration signal. An evaluation circuit is used to sample the at least one yaw-acceleration signal with a sampling time of less than 10 ms, and to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100292886 - Turn by turn graphical navigation on full windshield head-up display: A system to display graphical images upon a windscreen of a vehicle including navigational aids includes the windscreen having a transparent windscreen head up display, an enhanced vision system manager monitoring a planned travel route, and generating display requirements based upon the planned travel route. The system further includes a... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100292888 - Vehicle travel control apparatus and vehicle travel control method: A vehicle travel control apparatus that controls state of travel of a vehicle by adjusting force that acts on the vehicle includes: an acting force adjustment portion that adjusts the force that acts on the vehicle, according to the state of travel of the vehicle; an operating state detection portion... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100292889 - Brake operation built-in test equipment: A system, apparatus and method provide a means for testing operation of vehicle brake system. More particularly, a brake actuator is automatically commanded to engage a brake disk stack while the vehicle is in a benign state. An engagement force applied to the brake-disk stack by the actuator then is... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)
20100292890 - Vehicle rules engine: A system and method for generating custom rules to detect desired conditions of a vehicle and customize the information returned when the desired conditions are met. The system includes an authoring device having an authoring tool to author the custom vehicle retrieval rules. The authoring device communicates with the vehicle... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100292892 - Electronic control system and method for vehicle diagnosis: A vehicle diagnosis system includes an electronic control unit, which executes a diagnosing process for determining whether any abnormality is present in a vehicle based on signals from vehicle devices. When any abnormality is detected, the electronic control unit stores in an EEPROM a diagnosis result indicative of the abnormality... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100292891 - Failure diagnostic apparatus and method of strong of storing failure information: A failure diagnostic apparatus determines the environment in which the condition of a vehicle is examined and selects an appropriate storage location for information regarding the condition of the vehicle. In particular, the failure diagnostic apparatus includes a vehicle-condition diagnostic portion, a plurality of failure-information storage portions, a diagnostic-environment determination... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100292893 - Air-conditioner controlling device: An air-conditioner controlling device includes a first control unit and a second control unit. The first control unit changes an air-conditioner operation from a standard to an energy-saving, when a vehicle is determined to be located in a target area. The target area is defined by a predetermined interval from... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100292894 - Method and apparatus for controlling an active vehicle subsystem: A method is provided for controlling at least one active subsystem in a motor vehicle. The method includes, but is not limited to the steps of repeatedly collecting vehicle motion data (ai, vi, i=1, . . . ), selecting a setting for at least one operating parameter of the active... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20100292896 - Control apparatus for electric power steering system: The control apparatus for an electric power steering system is designed to satisfy the first spec that a first relation characteristic between speed of the electric motor to generate steering assist force and the steering wheel torque is the same as a basic relation characteristic in which the electric motor... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100292895 - Driving support device: In a case where it is determined that a road surface marking exists within a specified range from a vehicle 2 (YES at S2), the road surface marking is recognized based on an image that has been acquired by a rear camera 3 (S3), an on-road distance from the vehicle... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100292897 - Vehicle centering in a chassis alignment stand and associated method: A device and method for centering a vehicle in a test stand having at least two pairs of rollers for supporting at least one of the front wheels and the rear wheels of the vehicle, and a measurement system. A controller is connected to the steering system of the vehicle,... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100292898 - Control and monitoring device of a vehicle having a tire-monitoring control unit and a brake control unit integrated in a subassembly: A control and monitoring device of a vehicle, including at least one controlled brake system (ABS, EBS), which during braking adjusts the brake slip and/or the brake pressure to a setpoint value, including at least one brake control device (ECU-EBS, ECU-TEBS) as well as a device (TPMS) for monitoring the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100292899 - Automatic transmission control apparatus and method: When an automatic transmission is in a manual mode, a transmission ECU calculates a speed sftrng manually requested by the driver and a speed sftrngmap set by a shift map and then performs a shift prohibition procedure. In this procedure, if the engine coolant temperature is equal to or lower... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100292900 - Control apparatus and control method for continuously variable transmission: In order to suppress the clutch applying shocks at a garage shift time of a continuously variable transmission equipped with a hydraulic type forward-backward switching device, an ECU starts a timer of a predetermined time period, when the engine starts. If the garage shift occurs before a timer-up, the ECU... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100292901 - Hybrid electric vehicle and method for controlling a powertrain therein: A method for controlling a hybrid electric powertrain includes, in response to a request to increase a powertrain braking force on at least one of a plurality of traction wheels, (i) commanding at least one clutch to increase a gear ratio of a transmission, and (ii) during clutch stroke, commanding... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100292903 - Device for controlling the driving dynamics of a vehicle: A device for controlling the driving dynamics of a vehicle, including at least one steering-angle sensor, one yaw-rate sensor, one acceleration sensor for measuring at least the transverse acceleration of the vehicle, as well as evaluation electronics for evaluating the signals supplied by the sensors, and for influencing a brake... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100292902 - Technique for starting a motor vehicle on a downhill route: A method for starting a motor vehicle on a downhill route from an idle state includes the steps of maintaining a sufficient brake force to hold the motor vehicle in the idle state, even if brake actuation by the driver is withdrawn; detecting a wish by the driver to drive... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20100292904 - Vehicle running control system: A vehicle running control system includes: a speed pattern creating unit that creates a speed pattern according to a target traveling path, a running control unit that controls running of the vehicle based on the speed pattern, a first speed condition correcting unit that correct speed conditions in a direction... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100292906 - Method of controlling engine performance: The present invention provides a method of controlling engine performance that includes obtaining at least one optical wavelength-dependent measurement from at least one combustion event in at least one combustion chamber. The method further includes analyzing the optical wavelength-dependent measurement for determining adjustments to the at least one combustion event.... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20100292905 - System and method of estimating gas turbine engine performance: An example method of estimating gas turbine engine performance deterioration includes monitoring debris in at least a portion of an engine and estimating performance deterioration of at least one component of the engine using information from the monitoring. The method may use gas path parameters, such as pressures, temperatures, and... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100292908 - Electric current supply control apparatus for glow plug, and glow plug and electric current supply apparatus connected to the glow plug: An electric current supply control apparatus for a glow plug, and glow plug and the electric current supply control apparatus connected to the glow plug. In a transition state in which the load acting on an engine increases such as at the time of acceleration (S14: YES), an instruction signal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100292907 - Sliding mode control system for internal combustion engine: A system and method for using a sliding mode control algorithm to control flow rates from air handling actuators and fuel injectors of an internal combustion engine. The sliding mode control is based on an engine model that represents the engine in terms of pressure and oxygen content states of... Agent: Chowdhury & Georgakis, P.c
20100292909 - Injection advancement for piston cooling in spark ignition direct injection engines: An engine system comprises a temperature determination module, a temperature comparison module, and a fuel injection control module. The temperature determination module determines an engine temperature. The temperature comparison module compares the engine temperature and a temperature threshold. The fuel injection control module adjusts a timing of fuel injection from... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100292910 - Method for reducing diesel engine emissions, and diesel engine: A method for controlling combustion in a multi-cylinder engine includes injecting fuel into at least one cylinder of the multi-cylinder engine and, for each cylinder, separately controlling at least one fuel injection parameter to produce a desired exhaust composition for that cylinder. A multi-cylinder engine is also disclosed.... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100292911 - Systems and methods for using secondary fuels: The present application provides a system and method for determining a secondary fuel amount for an engine. The method comprises measuring an injector signal from an engine's Engine Control Unit (ECU) for a primary injector. A delay time of the primary injector can be determined using a lookup table. An... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20100292912 - Aircraft clearance enforcement: A clearance enforcement system for a vehicle includes a transceiver to communicate over a data link that communicatively couples the vehicle to a control center external to the vehicle and a management unit configured to enforce a vehicle clearance policy. The vehicle clearance policy specifies that a vehicle must receive,... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100292915 - Car navigation system: A car navigation system includes a distance sensor 2; an angular velocity sensor 1 for detecting angular velocity having a sensor detection axis in a vertical direction of a casing; an acceleration sensor 3 for detecting acceleration having a sensor detection axis in a back and forth direction of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100292914 - Method and apparatus of route determination: An approach is provided for off-road navigation. A starting point and a destination point to assist a user in navigating are received. A path from the starting point to the destination point using a vector function that represents cost of each area along the path is determined. The cost is... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100292913 - Storage medium for map data, method for generating maps, and navigation device: A storage medium on which geographic data of a geographic region are stored together as map units, a corresponding method for generating a map from the geographic data, and a corresponding navigation device. In order to reduce the amount of data to be processed, the map units are structured hierarchically,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100292920 - Navigation services based on position location using broadcast digital television signals: A service depends on the location of a device. The device location is determined using DTV signals. More specifically, the device location is determined based on pseudo-ranges between the device and a plurality of digital television (DTV) transmitters and the pseudo-ranges are determined based on broadcast DTV signals received by... Agent: Law Office Of Richard A. Dunning, Jr.
20100292919 - Navigation system and method for exchange mutual location information using messenger: A navigation system and method of exchanging location information through a messenger. The navigation system exchanging location information through a messenger, the navigation system includes a messenger program-installed navigation device which includes a communication device, transmits/receives messenger information including the location information to/from another navigation device, and displays the location... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100292916 - Navigation system for a motor vehicle: A navigation system displays multiple alternative routes, some of which use a carpool lane. The calculation of multiple alternative routes allows the user the choice to select a route with a desired number of passengers after the routes and comparative times to travel those routes has been calculated.... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20100292917 - System and method for guiding a user through a surrounding environment: A method, system and computer program product for guiding a user through a surrounding environment is disclosed. The method can include receiving user preferences; determining the current geographical location of the user, receiving a destination request from the user; creating a route for the destination; as the route is being... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20100292918 - Vehicle navigation system and navigation method thereof: A vehicle navigation system and navigation method thereof are disclosed. The vehicle navigation system comprises a location detector to acquire a current location of a vehicle, a calculation unit to calculate a navigation route from a departure location to a destination, a database including map data and a plurality of... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100292921 - Mode of transport determination: A method of determining a mode of transport for a portion of a user's journey is described. The method comprises: receiving, at a portable device being carried by a user, position data for current locations of the user over a period of time; determining, from the position data, a characteristic... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20100292924 - Mobile communication terminal: A mobile communication terminal 10 has a navigation function to perform a route guidance from a present location to a destination by utilizing a network 100 and a GPS signal. A geomagnetism sensor 46, a direction detecting circuit 44 and a gyro sensor 48 detects a traveling direction of the... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100292923 - Portable electronic device with guide function: An exemplary embodiment of portable electronic device with guide function includes a housing, a processing unit, a command unit, and a guiding unit. The processing unit and the guiding unit are positioned inside the housing, and the command unit is positioned at least partially outside of the housing. The processing... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100292922 - Route guidance system and route guidance method: A route guidance system includes: a current position detecting unit; a display condition determination processing unit that determines, for each of pieces of lane data that correspond to a lane list display section set in a forward direction of a vehicle position, whether a display condition for creating a lane... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100292925 - Direction indication device of a global positioning system: The present invention is a direction indication device of a global positioning system which is composed of a host having a voice device and a display panel. An exterior of the display panel is enclosed with a cover, a proper position on which is installed with an indication unit including... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100286845 - Fail-safe system for autonomous vehicle: A fail-safe system is provided for an autonomous vehicle. The vehicle has a source of electrical power and electrical loads. The fail-safe system includes an operator controlled remote unit, a wireless transmitter connected to the remote unit for transmitting a wireless keep alive signal, a wireless receiver mounted on the... Agent: Deere & Company
20100286847 - Multi-mode unmanned and manned vehicle systems and methods: An apparatus for converting a manned aircraft of a type including at least one pilot control capable of manipulation to affect operation of the aircraft for unmanned flight operations includes first and second actuators, each configured to selectively provide movement or resistance to movement in a first manner including linear... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100286846 - Vehicle central lock antitheft method and system: A vehicle central lock antitheft method and system includes a central lock system which is connected by radio with a remote controller for identity verification using rolling codes (S101, S102), wherein the central lock system chooses a security state (S103) and transmits the security state to an engine management system... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20100286848 - Integrating avionics functions: Systems, methods and computer program products for integrating one or more avionics functions are provided herein. In an embodiment avionics functions (e.g., ADS-B functions) are integrated by (1) receiving input from at least one avionics function module that executes at least one avionics function; (2) determining which of the avionics... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20100286849 - Systems and methods for controlling aircraft flaps and spoilers: Systems and methods for controlling aircraft flaps and spoilers are disclosed. Systems in accordance with some embodiments include a wing having a trailing edge, and a flap positioned at least partially aft of the wing trailing edge and being deployable relative to the wing between a first flap position and... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP (boeing)
20100286850 - Standby instrument for aircraft: The invention relates to a standby instrument for the piloting of aircraft allowing a pilot to restore a display similar to that of a head-up display in the event that the latter should fail. According to the invention, the standby instrument comprises means for determining and displaying a speed vector... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100286851 - Systems and methods for selectively altering a ground proximity message: Systems and methods for selectively altering a ground proximity warning message. In an embodiment, a ground proximity warning system for a flight vehicle includes a processor that is configured to generate a look-ahead envelope that defines a region extending outwardly from the flight vehicle and to generate a terrain proximity... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services
20100286852 - Method for aircraft landing assistance using gps and mls in case of calculated axial approach: In a method for aiding aircraft landing using a GPS and an MLS within the context of a computed axial approach, the method uses coordinates of an azimuth antenna and/or of an elevation antenna as a reference point for the computation of a position of the aircraft in a reference... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100286853 - System, method, and computer software code for distributing and managing data for use by a plurality of subsystems on a locomotive: A communication system for controlling sharing of data across a plurality of subsystems on a locomotive, the communication system including an open defined interface unit configured so that a plurality of applications may access locomotive control system data in a common defined manner with predictable results.... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P.A.
20100286857 - Alternator controlling apparatus and alternator controlling method: An alternator controlling method includes: performing alternator braking/driving force control such that alternator braking/driving force generated by an alternator mounted in a vehicle and applied to the vehicle is controlled based on a running state of the vehicle; calculating an SOC value based on a charge status of a battery;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100286858 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle control apparatus is provided with an engine, an electric motor, a holding element, an automatic transmission, a range position detecting device and a controller. The holding element is arranged between the engine and the electric motor to selectively connect and disconnect the engine and the electric motor... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100286854 - Driving apparatus for improving vehicle fuel efficiency: A driving apparatus for improving fuel efficiency of vehicle is provided. The driving apparatus includes an engine connected to a transmission system of the vehicle; a clutch connected to the engine for power engaging or disengaging with the engine; a generator connected to the clutch for power engaging or disengaging... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100286856 - Hybrid vehicle with a body builder equipment circuit and battery set: d
20100286855 - Torque management method for hybrid electric motor: A motor torque management method of hybrid vehicles. The method includes torque synthesis and limitation in electric driving mode, torque synthesis and limitation in electricity generating mode, and torque arbitrating management. Wherein, the torque arbitrating management arbitrates torque according to its priority, and sends the torque request with the highest... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100286859 - Methods for generating a flight plan for an unmanned aerial vehicle based on a predicted camera path: Methods are provided for generating a flight plan for an aerial vehicle equipped with a surveillance module by using a control unit having a display device. A method comprises graphically identifying, on a map displayed on the display device, a desired target for the surveillance module. A flight plan generated... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100286861 - Agricultural harvester with dual engines and power sharing based on engine temperature: An agricultural harvester includes a first power unit and a second power unit. The first power unit is couplable with a first primary load, including a threshing system load. A first temperature sensor associated with the first power unit provides a first output signal. A second temperature sensor associated with... Agent: Deere & Company
20100286862 - Method for operating a mobile navigation device in a vehicle: a) transmitting process data of the vehicle (2) (vehicle data) via the data bus (4) and the wireless data interface (5) of the vehicle (2) to the navigation device (1), b) receiving the vehicle data at the wireless data interface (7) of the navigation device (1), c) editing and processing... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100286860 - Propulsion prognostics apparatus and systems for unmanned aerial vehicles: Propulsion prognostics apparatus and systems for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are provided. One propulsion prognostics apparatus comprises a prognostics module configured to generate prognostics data and a power output sensor configured to be coupled to the engine system and configured to generate power output data representing an actual power... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100286863 - Safe determination of contact point: Implementation of a safety function that secures the value of the contact point, which is important for twin clutch systems, against wrong determination. It is part of a safety system that ensures functional safety for twin clutch systems.... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100286864 - Vehicle communication system: The present invention provides a vehicle communication system by which even when the number of other vehicles around a traffic line is increased, it is possible to prevent occurrence of a situation that there are located vehicles the number of which is larger than the capacity of a communicable network,... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100286865 - apparatus for tracking and recording vital signs and task-related information of a vehicle to identify operating patterns: An apparatus is provided for diagnosing the state of health of a vehicle and for providing the operator of the vehicle with a substantially real-time indication of the efficiency of the vehicle in performing an assigned task with respect to a predetermined goal. A processor on-board the vehicle monitors sensors... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100286866 - Method for controlling a driver assistance system: In a method for controlling a driver assistance system, the activation of LKS (lane keeping support) function may result in lateral pendulum motions of the vehicle. Zones having specified conditions are defined in a region of the traffic lane in front of the vehicle. Within the zones, a check is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100286867 - Vehicle system comprising an assistance functionality: The vehicle system, controlled by control inputs, provides functionalities in the motor vehicle (1) and has an interface (9) for acquiring the control inputs and outputting data as well as a control device (5) for controlling the functionalities in accordance with the acquired control inputs. A storage medium (7) on... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100286871 - Control apparatus for electric power steering apparatus: The present invention provides a control apparatus for an electric power steering apparatus comprises: a steering assist command value calculating section; a current control section that calculates a voltage command value; and a motor driving section that drives a motor based on the voltage command value, wherein an assist power... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100286868 - Electric power-assist steering system: An electric power-assist steering system that provides a steering assist control in accordance with the steering angle right after the idle stop to reduce an unpleasant steering feeling and is installed in a vehicle having an idle stop mechanism (engine controller) that automatically performs an idle stop operation in a... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20100286869 - Methods and systems involving return torque: A method of controlling a motor of a power steering system is provided. The method includes: estimating a scale factor based on a vehicle speed and a hand wheel torque; applying the scale factor to a return command; and generating a motor command signal based on the applying the scale... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-general Motors
20100286872 - Parking assisting apparatus: The present invention relates to a parking assist apparatus 10 used for a vehicle which has a four-wheel steering mode in which front wheels and rear wheels can be steered independently, comprising: traveling path calculation means for calculating a traveling path for guiding the vehicle to a target position; and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100286870 - Steering controller: To accurately extract a pulsating component generated due to a cogging torque or a torque ripple to reduce a pulsation, the pulsating component is extracted using a bandpass filter having a variable time constant, and the time constant is set according to a frequency of cogging torque or torque ripple... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100286874 - Collision warning device having guardrail detection: A collision warning device for motor vehicles includes: a locating system for locating objects in the area in front of the vehicle; a control device for evaluating the data of the locating system and for outputting a warning signal in the event of an imminent risk of a collision; and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100286873 - Method and system for electronically operating a vehicle occupant seat safety restraint system: An electrically activated, electronically controlled web grabber in conjunction with a pre-impact braking system that holds the vehicle safety belt from the moment of activation, restricting forward movement of the occupant and can be activated prior to the impact to ensure occupant containment and deactivated upon command in order to... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
20100286875 - Sensor system for vehicle: A sensor system has object detection sensors 4 which are mounted on door mirrors 2 and have a parking space search mode for searching for an object within ranges extending laterally from a vehicle 14, and a vehicle monitoring mode for searching for an object in rear lateral sides of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100286876 - Power split device and method: A variable power split device having radially inner and outer races, each comprising at least two axially spaced parts. A plurality of planetary members are arranged for rolling contact between the races and a planet follower carrier engages the planetary members. A first rotatable power element spindle connects with the... Agent: Weide & Miller, Ltd.
20100286878 - Method for cold start protection of a vehicle drivetrain: A method for cold start protection of a vehicle drivetrain is provided. If temperature is below a certain predetermined temperature limit, which is lower than normal working temperature of an engine, then maximum allowable engine torque and/or maximum allowable engine rate of rotation is/are limited to define a limited drivetrain... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100286877 - Temperature dependent minimum transmission input speed: A system and method is employed to regulate a minimum transmission input speed based on automatic fluid temperature. The system includes a temperature sensor for sensing a temperature of the automatic transmission fluid and a controller for setting a minimum engine speed of the engine based on the temperature of... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC
20100286879 - Safe clutch position: A procedure for monitoring a clutch position of a clutch which is arranged in a double clutch transmission of an automotive vehicle, wherein the clutch position is determined to be a safe position or a non-safe position.... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20100286880 - Autobrake and decel control built-in test equipment: A system, apparatus and method provide a means for testing operation of a vehicle brake system. More particularly, a brake controller for controlling operation of the brake system includes a signal generator that can generate data indicative of wheel speed. Based on a user command, the controller uses either actual... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)
20100286881 - Brake wear control system: A system, apparatus and method provide a means for managing wear of brake friction material such that even friction material wear is experienced between brakes. The available friction material of each brake is monitored to determine an amount of wear. Based on the amount of wear, a braking force applied... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)
20100286885 - Method for controlling an engine braking device of an internal combustion engine and an internal combustion engine for a motor vehicle: In a method for controlling an engine braking device of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle during an up-shift process of a transmission device connected to the internal combustion engine which includes a first cylinder bank and a second cylinder bank, an engine braking device acting on individual... Agent: Klaus J. Bach
20100286882 - Methods and systems for controlling braking in vehicles: A method for controlling braking in a vehicle having a brake pedal includes the steps of calculating an intended amount of brake torque corresponding to a braking request made via application of the brake pedal, applying the intended amount of brake torque if a pre-determined condition pertaining to the vehicle... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100286883 - Vehicle driving apparatus and control method for same: When the condition for starting an engine (50) is satisfied, the controller (90) executes the lock switching control in which the wheels (88) are forcibly locked by the brake device (86) and the parking lock mechanism (200) is released to unlock the driveshaft (step S4, step S5), and then the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100286884 - Vehicle system: A vehicle system comprises: a detector for detecting the position and direction of a vehicle during its displacement; a database of mapping information; a database of gradient information; a display for presenting mapping information relevant to said vehicle's position and its anticipated displacement path; said display being configured to indicate... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100286886 - Method and system for controlling an engine and transmission using a dual request closed loop request: A method and control module for operating a vehicle powertrain in response to a cruise control includes a primary closed loop control module generating a primary closed loop control signal and a primary torque request signal based on the primary closed loop control signal. The control module also includes a... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100286887 - Inter-vehicle distance control device: A preceding vehicle speed estimation unit estimates a preceding vehicle speed after a predetermined period of time based on a preceding vehicle speed and an acceleration of the preceding vehicle, and an ACC target vehicle speed setting unit sets a target vehicle speed for the vehicle following based on an... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100286888 - Hydraulic propulsion, gyroscopic energy storage vehicle drive system: A high efficiency vehicle propulsion system to propel a vehicle using a hydraulic motor pump functioning as motor connected to the vehicle wheels. Vehicle braking and deceleration energy is recaptured using the same hydraulic motor pump functioning as a pump and stored in an inertia wheel configured as a gyroscope.... Agent: Gerald F. Simons
20100286890 - Automated tuning of gas turbine combustion systems: A system for tuning the operation of a gas turbine is provided based on measuring operational parameters of the turbine and directing adjustment of operational controls for various operational elements of the turbine. A controller is provided for communicating with sensors and controls within the system. The controller receiving operational... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper LLP (us)
20100286889 - Methods relating to gas turbine control and operation: A method of controlling variable extraction flow in a combustion turbine engine, wherein extraction flow comprises a supply of compressed air extracted from the compressor and supplied to the turbine through extraction conduits, and wherein the extraction conduits includes a variable extraction orifice, the method comprising the steps of: measuring... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100286891 - Method and apparatus for using an accelerometer signal to detect misfiring in an internal combustion engine: The method comprises operating an engine and collecting a real-time accelerometer signal from an accelerometer sensor. The real-time accelerometer signal is digitized and filtered to isolate data in a frequency range associated with combustion to produce a filtered signal data set. The filtered signal data set is integrated to produce... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100286893 - Method and apparatus for determining a normal combustion characteristic for an internal combustion engine from an accelerometer signal: The method comprises operating a calibration engine, and collecting combustion characteristic data and reference accelerometer signals, which are correlated with each other and stored in a calibration table. The calibration table can be used by an engine to determine a real-time normal combustion characteristic when the engine is operating by... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100286892 - Method and device for the diagnosis of the cylinder-selective uneven distribution of a fuel-air mixture fed to the cylinders of an internal combustion engine: With an internal combustion engine (1) there is the problem that the fuel-air mixture directed into the combustion chamber of the cylinders (2) can be substantially influenced by manufacturing tolerances and ageing of the fuel injectors and uneven distribution is thus created. According to the invention it is therefore proposed... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100286894 - Method and device for adapting an injection characteristic curve: When the internal combustion engine is in an injection-free operating mode, a selected injector is open for injecting a small fuel amount, whereby at least one working cycle with injector control follows or precedes one cycle without control, a differential of two subsequent segment times of the cylinder associated with... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100286895 - Method for monitoring at least one glow plug of an internal combustion engine and corresponding device: A method for monitoring at least one glow plug of an internal combustion engine in which a time-dependent variable, which characterizes the current flowing through the at least one glow plug, is compared for fault recognition to at least one time-dependent minimum and/or maximum threshold value, and a fault is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100286897 - Method and apparatus for controlling traffic flows with hazardous goods transport vehicles moving through a safety critical traffic area in a road network, in particular through a road tunnel: A method and a device for controlling traffic flows with vehicles transporting hazardous goods, the vehicles moving through a security-critical traffic area of a road network, in particular through a road tunnel. When a vehicle approaches the traffic area it is established whether it is a vehicle transporting hazardous goods,... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100286896 - Vehicle control system and method using navigation data: While a vehicle travels in a regular point, an absolute position of the vehicle is detected based on detection signals of a GPS sensor, a gyro sensor and a vehicle speed sensor. Then, a map matching process is performed such that the detected absolute position is corrected to be matched... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100286898 - Apparatus for supplying road conditions: An exemplary apparatus for supplying road conditions includes a detector, an information processing device, and a transmission device. The detector configured to detect current road conditions. The information processing device communicatively coupled to the detector for receiving information on the current road conditions. The information processing device stores predetermined information... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100286899 - Combining road and vehicle traffic information: A computer-implemented method includes obtaining road sensor data reflecting speeds of traffic on road segments, transforming the road sensor data using vehicle probe data for the road segments reflecting vehicle speeds, and producing speed estimates for the road segments using the transformed road sensor data. The method can further include... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100286900 - Method and device to help an aircraft to altitude change in case of reduced separations: A method and device to help an aircraft change altitude in case of reduced separations is disclosed. The device, embarked on board the airplane, comprises means for determining a performing time range during which the altitude change maneuver within reduced spacings being desired by the pilots is able to be... Agent: J. Rodman Steele Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100286904 - Device assembly for performing a driver assistance function: A device assembly for performing a driver assistance function includes a mobile terminal, and a holder removably installed in the vehicle for temporarily receiving the mobile terminal. At least one image recording device is connected to the holder and, to support the performance of the driver assistance function, is connectable... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100286903 - Method for operating a navigation system: A device and a method for operating a navigation system having a data receiving device and a memory, map data of a map being stored in the memory, and when updated map data are received, these are entered, the map data being hierarchically organized and information being assigned to the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100286901 - Navigation device and method relating to an audible recognition mode: A method and device are disclosed for navigation. In at least one embodiment, the method includes receiving an indication of enablement of an audible recognition mode in a navigation device; determining, subsequent to receiving an indication of enablement of the audible recognition mode and subsequent to receiving an audible input,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20100286902 - Navigation route determining method and related apparatus: A navigation route determining method for planning a target navigation route from a specific start point to a specific end point, includes: determining a plurality of candidate navigation routes, wherein each of the candidate navigation routes is from the specific start point to the specific end point; estimating a plurality... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100286905 - Systems and methods for filtering potentially unreliable visual data for visual simultaneous localization and mapping: The invention is related to methods and apparatus that use a visual sensor and dead reckoning sensors to process Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). These techniques can be used in robot navigation. Advantageously, such visual techniques can be used to autonomously generate and update a map. Unlike with laser rangefinders,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100286907 - Method of processing positioning data: A server arranged to process GPS data to generate enhanced map data is disclosed. The enhanced map data includes a plurality of navigable segments representing segments of a navigable route in an area covered by a map. In at least one embodiment, the server is connected with a wireless telecommunications... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20100286906 - Navigation server, navigation apparatus, and navigation system: Provided is a navigation system capable of matching map information used by a navigation apparatus and a navigation server with an appropriate frequency and at an appropriate timing. When there is differential information between the navigation map information and the support map information, index information for identifying the differential information... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100286909 - Route planning system and method: A system for selecting a route from a starting location to a predetermined destination includes a vehicle having a battery, a data storage medium, and a processor. The data storage medium stores a map database that describes a road network defining a plurality of possible routes from the starting location... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100286908 - Route planning system for vehicles: A navigation system includes a user-operable input device configured to receive a desired destination. A storage medium stores a map database that describes a road network comprising route segments. The map database includes, for each of the route segments, a respective attribute value and a respective energy cost. A processor... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100286910 - Illuminated safety net: An illuminated safety net having a matrix arrangement of woven flexible material including an array of intersecting rows and columns that define a plurality of open spaces and an outer edge thereabout having a mounting means for attachment to a surface; a plurality of electrical leads interlaced within the rows... Agent: Mchale & Slavin, P.A.
20100286911 - Electronic device with object guiding function and an object guiding method thereof: The present invention discloses an electronic device with object guiding function and the method thereof. In one embodiment, the electronic device includes a view window area, via which a user may watch a view. The electronic device may determine whether an object is located in the view window area when... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100286912 - Positioning system and in-vehicle device: A positioning system is configured such that an in-vehicle device includes an in-vehicle-side positioning unit that obtains in-vehicle-side positioning data that includes in-vehicle-side positioning coordinates representing positioned coordinates and a transmitting unit that transmits the in-vehicle-side positioning data obtained by the in-vehicle-side positioning unit to a portable terminal device, and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100286913 - System including two combined instruments and method for aligning said system: The invention relates to the instruments for aiding the piloting of aircraft and more precisely a system comprising two instruments (ICS1, ICS2) making it possible to display flight parameters and notably the attitude of the aircraft. Each instrument comprises an inertial measurement unit (121, 122). The invention makes it possible... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100280681 - Vehicle-mounted electronic controller: A vehicle-mounted electronic controller which executes applications by using the data acquired from the same vehicle-mounted device and in which the plurality of applications with different execution periods are installed comprises a storage section for storing the data acquired from the vehicle-mounted device and elapsed time(tb) from the time of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100280682 - Method for active power management and allocation of functionality: Methods for active power management, i.e., the power management method may be activated in response to changes in the supply and demand of power in a system, are disclosed. The power management method may use dynamically collected data reporting levels of electrical power utilized by systems while matching them to... Agent: Honeywell/shimokaji Patent Services
20100280683 - Train information management device: It is an object to provide a train information management system that performs high-order priority processing of brake commands without using a relay, and that achieves improved redundancy, enables high-speed processing, and achieves high reliability with a simple configuration. For that, by performing high-order priority processing of brake notches that... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100280685 - Method and system for increasing or decreasing engine throttle in a marine vessel: A method of adjusting engine throttle in an electronic shift and throttle system comprises determining a position of a control lever which allows an operator to manually control throttle functions. A throttle command is calculated based on the position of the control lever. The throttle command is adjusted in response... Agent: Cameron Ip
20100280684 - Synchronization of shift and throttle controls in a marine vessel: A method of synchronizing shift and throttle functions of first and second engines in an electronic shift and throttle system includes computing an initial direct throttle command based on a position of a control lever used to control the shift and throttle functions of the first engine. The initial direct... Agent: Cameron Ip
20100280686 - Awarding privileges to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A device may include a determination module for determining at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for propelling a hybrid vehicle; and a transmitter coupled with the determination module for transmitting the at least one of the status indicative... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280688 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include receiving at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for a hybrid vehicle; and allocating a standing based upon the at least one of the status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or the status indicative of... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280689 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include receiving at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for a hybrid vehicle; and allocating a standing based upon the at least one of the status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or the status indicative of... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280690 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include receiving at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for a hybrid vehicle; and allocating a standing based upon the at least one of the status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or the status indicative of... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280691 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include receiving at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for a hybrid vehicle; and allocating a standing based upon the at least one of the status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or the status indicative of... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280692 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include receiving at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for a hybrid vehicle; and allocating a standing based upon the at least one of the status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or the status indicative of... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280693 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include receiving at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for a hybrid vehicle; and allocating a standing based upon the at least one of the status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or the status indicative of... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280695 - Braking method for hybrid vehicles compensating for an electric braking torque: The invention relates to a braking method for a hybrid vehicle (1) comprising a drivetrain (3) controlled by a drivetrain computer (12), and a hydraulic braking system (15) controlled by a braking computer (21). In this method, as soon as the drivetrain computer (12) detects that the electrical braking torque... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney
20100280698 - Hybrid vehicle and method for controlling electric power of hybrid vehicle: A charge port receives power supplied from a power supply on the outside of a vehicle. A charger is constituted to charge a power storage device by performing voltage conversion of power inputted from the charge port. A block heater warms up an engine by receiving an operating power from... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100280697 - Hybrid-type construction machine: In the hybrid-type construction machine, the control unit (60) includes a drive distributing unit (60-8) and an output condition calculating unit (60-9). The output condition calculating unit (60-9) calculates output conditions inclusive of an output setting of the electric storage device determined from a state of charge of the electric... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20100280694 - Method for driving a hybrid traction chain based on the battery charge state: The invention relates to a method that comprises the following steps: —a first step (1) of acquiring the acceleration desire of the driver for determining the power for the corresponding wheel (Pwheel), of acquiring the charge state level of the battery (SOC) between a minimum authorised threshold (SOCmin) and a... Agent: Nicolas E. Seckel Patent Attorney
20100280687 - Method of controlling vehicle powertrain and vehicle control system: A method of controlling a vehicle powertrain and a corresponding vehicle control system are provided that enable operation in an electric-only operating mode for an extended range by adjusting the threshold minimum state of charge of the battery, i.e., the state of charge of the battery at which the engine... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100280696 - Vehicle skid control device: Provided is a vehicle skid control device that avoids a skid erroneous judgment in a high revolution range of a motor. The vehicle skid control device detects the number of revolutions of the motor. When the number of revolutions of the motor is equal to or larger than a predetermined... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100280699 - System and method for simultaneous localization and map building: An autonomous vehicle comprises at least one image sensor to provide measurements of landmark position for a plurality of landmarks; and processing functionality to estimate the position of the plurality of landmarks in a global frame and in the autonomous vehicle's frame, and to estimate the kinematic state of the... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100280701 - Fuel system diagnostics by analyzing cylinder pressure signal: A method for diagnosing combustion within a direct-injection, internal combustion engine including a plurality of combustion chambers and operative lean of stoichiometry includes monitoring pressure readings in the plurality of combustion chambers across engine crank angles, estimating a mass fraction burn percentage for each pressure reading, determining respective crank angles... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20100280700 - User-distributed shared vehicle system: A vehicle resource load in a shared-vehicle system 100 is balanced. A central home-station 104 is provided and allocated a number of vehicles 102. A number of day-stations 106 are associated with the central home-station 104 with facilities for docking and reenergizing the vehicles 102. The vehicles 102 are distributed... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC
20100280702 - Process for updating the scheduling of a service stop for a machine: A process for updating the scheduling of a service stop for a machine includes determining, for at least one service operation, a service occurrence specification, monitoring the machine's usage severity, and setting an earliest occurrence point and a latest occurrence point for the service occurrence specification which are determined according... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100280703 - Awarding privileges to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A device may include a determination module for determining at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for propelling a hybrid vehicle; and a transmitter coupled with the determination module for transmitting the at least one of the status indicative... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280704 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include, but is not limited to, receiving a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization in comparison to electricity utilization for a vehicle and conveying a standing, the standing based upon the status indicative of combustible fuel utilization in comparison to electricity utilization for the vehicle.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280705 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include, but is not limited to, transmitting to an off-site entity a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization in comparison to electricity utilization from a vehicle.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280706 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include, but is not limited to, querying a hybrid vehicle for at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for the vehicle.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280707 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include, but is not limited to, receiving at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization for a hybrid vehicle and forwarding to an off-site entity the at least one of the status indicative of combustible fuel utilization... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280708 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include, but is not limited to, transmitting to an off-site entity at least one of a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization or a status indicative of electricity utilization from a hybrid vehicle.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280709 - Awarding standings to a vehicle based upon one or more fuel utilization characteristics: A method may include, but is not limited to, receiving a status indicative of combustible fuel utilization in comparison to electricity utilization for a vehicle and forwarding to an off-site entity the status indicative of combustible fuel utilization in comparison to electricity utilization for the vehicle.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100280712 - Hybrid vehicles and control methods: A hybrid vehicle 1 incorporates a drivetrain having a flywheel-based energy storage and recovery system 10 which can drive or be driven by the input shaft 4 of an automatic manual shift gearbox 5. The arrangement minimises vehicle driveline lash and provides a large number of operating modes.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20100280710 - Method and device for operating a vehicle having at least one driver assistance system: In a method for operating a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, having at least one driver assistance system, it is provided that the driver has the option of activating the driver assistance system in a critical driving situation, and that the driver assistance system assumes control of the vehicle... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100280711 - System and method of using a portable device to recognize a frequent driver: A system and method for identifying a vehicle driver using a portable electronic device that the driver may be carrying that transmits a unique identification signal, and then using the identification of the driver to automatically put vehicle devices and systems in a desirable pre-set location for that driver. In... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100280715 - Control apparatus for electric power steering apparatus: The present invention provides a control apparatus for an electric power steering apparatus comprises: a steering assist command value calculating section; a current control section that calculates a voltage command value; and a motor driving section that drives a motor based on the voltage command value, wherein an assist power... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100280714 - Motor controller and electric power steering apparatus: An angle calculator determines an angle of a rotor. An angular speed calculator determines an angular speed of the rotor. A command current calculator determines a command current defined on a dq-axis. An open loop controller determines a command voltage defined on the dq-axis in accordance with a circuit equation... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100280713 - Route guidance assistance by moment support at the steering wheel: A device and a method for route guidance assistance in a vehicle that is connected to a navigation system. In order to make it easier for the driver to follow a route calculated by a navigation system, an assisting device is provided for route guidance. The assisting device includes a... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100280716 - Active steering system: A method for operating an active steering system of a vehicle, in which a ratio between a wheel steer angle and a steering wheel angle specified by the driver can be modified by superimposition of a superimposition angle. The method comprises detecting an offset between a requested motor angle and... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC (w/ford Motor Co.)
20100280718 - Occupant protection device: An occupant protection device which causes less discomfort to an occupant after danger is avoided. When danger is detected (estimated collision time t is less than t1), a seat is adjusted to set the inclination angle of a seatback within a predetermined appropriate range. After that, when the danger is... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100280717 - Sensing system for monitoring a predetermined space: A sensing system (10) for monitoring a predetermined space comprises a control unit, one or more antenna electrodes (14) connected to the control unit and an autonomous modulator (12). The autonomous modulator (12) is arranged at a certain distance from the antenna electrode (14) operable as emitter antenna electrode in... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100280719 - Method and control unit for activating occupant protection means for a vehicle: A control unit and a method for activating an occupant protection unit for a vehicle are provided, the occupant protection unit being activated as a function of a first signal of a first sensor system. The activation is validated as a function of an additional sensor signal, which validation is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100280720 - Method and device for influencing the traction force during shifting operations of a manual transmission in vehicles: In a method for influencing the traction force during shifting operations of a manual transmission in vehicles having at least two drive axles, the drive system of the first axle is activated in such a way that the interruptions in traction force occurring at the second axle during shifting operations... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100280721 - Control method of a vehicle provided with an automatic manual transmission during a gear shifting or during a drive-away: A control method for controlling, during a gear shifting or during a drive-away, a vehicle provided with an automatic manual transmission, the control method including the steps of: determining, in a design phase, a transmissibility function of a clutch, which provides the torque which is transmitted by clutch according to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100280722 - Method and system for controlling rate of change of ratio in a continuously variable transmission: Systems and methods for efficiently and effectively controlling the rate of change of ratio, not simply the ratio, in a CVT. By controlling the rate of change of ratio, the acceleration or deceleration of a vehicle can be controlled in an efficient manner. Furthermore, the rate of change of ratio... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20100280725 - Distributed pedal system for aircraft: A braking system that can reduce wiring without sacrificing performance. The system includes a data concentrator in the form of a distributed sensor processor unit for receiving braking command signals from a plurality of sensors and, based on the command signals, generating a brake control signal to be sent to... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)
20100280723 - Method and device for controlling the braking system of a vehicle: In a method and a device for controlling the braking system of a vehicle having a vacuum brake booster and a vacuum source, it is provided that a variable triggering threshold value, at the exceeding of which an automatic braking procedure is triggered, is a function of the vacuum level... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100280724 - Methods and systems for calibrating braking systems and controlling braking in vehicles: A method for controlling braking in a vehicle having a brake pedal includes the steps of obtaining a first measure of braking intent based on movement of the brake pedal, obtaining a second measure of braking intent based on a force applied to the brake pedal, controlling the braking based... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100280726 - Prevention of a rear crash during an automatic braking intervention by a vehicle safety system: A method for preventing a rear crash after the activation of an automatic braking intervention by a vehicle safety system. The danger and severity of a possible rear crash by a vehicle following behind can be significantly reduced if a model is used for the approach of a hypothetical vehicle... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100280727 - Antiskid control - combined paired/individual wheel control logic: An anti-skid brake control system for a multi-wheeled vehicle includes both a paired function and an individual function. The paired function controls the wheels of the vehicle in unison. The individual function controls the wheels of the vehicle individually. A paired/individual logic circuit alternatively activates and deactivates the paired function... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100280728 - Driver inputs allowing full speed range adaptive cruise control to release brake hold: A method for implementing adaptive cruise control for a vehicle includes the steps of stopping the vehicle, determining whether a driver of the vehicle has taken a deliberate action to move the vehicle, and moving the vehicle, on the condition that the driver has taken the deliberation action to move... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100280729 - System and method for controlling a foundation brake: A system and a method are provided for controlling a foundation brake of a vehicle having at least one foundation brake device, wherein the usability of the foundation brake is limited to a predetermined total application-time of the foundation brake within a predetermined time interval.... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20100280733 - Gas turbine shutdown: A gas turbine includes a rotor, and a controller for controlling a shutdown of the gas turbine based on a target fuel-to-air ratio profile and/or controlling a rotor speed according to a target speed schedule to attain a specified duration for the shutdown. The controller controls the rotor speed by... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100280732 - Method for detecting gas turbine engine flashback: A method for monitoring and controlling a gas turbine, comprises predicting frequencies of combustion dynamics in a combustor using operating conditions of a gas turbine, receiving a signal from a sensor that is indicative of combustion dynamics in the combustor, and detecting a flashback if a frequency of the received... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100280730 - Method of monitoring a gas turbine engine: Operation of gas turbine engines and in particular gas turbine engines utilised for aircraft, in an efficient manner is a desired objective. Thus engine efficiency is typically determined through use of an engine performance parameter. One such engine performance parameter is with regard to specific fuel consumption. However, such parameters... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20100280731 - Systems and methods for controlling fuel flow to a turbine component: Systems and methods for controlling fuel flow to a turbine component are provided. One or more parameters associated with a fuel flow to a turbine component may be monitored. The fuel flow may be modeled based at least in part on the one or more monitored parameters. The fuel flow... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100280734 - Method and apparatus to encode fuel use data with gps data and to analyze such data: System and method for analyzing position data and fuel injector data from a vehicle equipped with a geographical position system (GPS) and fuel injector sensors to enable fuel use patterns of the vehicle to be analyzed. Data defining a flow of fuel through the vehicle's fuel injectors is combined with... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20100280740 - Control device and control method for vehicle: An ECU executes a program including: detecting an amount of an aqueous urea solution; setting a predetermined operation line if the solution amount is equal to or more than 15%; setting a predetermined operation line if the solution amount is equal to or more than 10%; setting a predetermined operation... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100280739 - Coordination of variable cam timing and variable displacement engine systems: A method of controlling an engine with a first group of cylinders having selectively deactivatable cylinders valves and a variable camshaft timing actuator coupled in a hydraulic system is described. In one example, the method includes during a first mode where the first group of cylinders is activated to carry... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100280737 - Engine control device and method for a hybrid vehicle: The invention comprises an engine control device and method for use in a vehicle incorporating an internal combustion engine and a motor that are capable of transmitting motive power to an axle. The device has an engine utilization reduction portion configured to reduce the power supplied by the engine when... Agent: Erickson Law Group, PC
20100280735 - Method and device for controlling at least one glow plug of a motor vehicle: A device and a method for controlling at least one glow plug of a motor vehicle are described. The at least one glow plug is controlled as a function of the operating state of the internal combustion engine. In this case, the control is effected as a function of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100280738 - Method and system for controlling torque during a vehicle launch condition: A method and control module for controlling an engine includes a requested torque module that generates a requested torque and a maximum toque capacity module that determines a maximum torque capacity corresponding to a maximum torque capacity of the engine. A launch trim torque threshold determination module determines a launch... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100280736 - Method for operating a hybrid vehicle and control unit for implementing the method: The invention relates to a method and a control unit for operating a hybrid vehicle in which at least two power units, at least one of which is an internal combustion engine, provide torque for a hybrid vehicle drive. It is proposed that a required total reserve torque is determined,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100280742 - Control system and method for controlling an engine in response to detecting an out of range pressure signal: A method and control module for operating an engine that includes a pressure range determination module that determines a pressure value for a pressure sensor in a fuel rail is out of range. A fuel rail pressure estimate module that determines a predicted pressure value. An engine control module that... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100280741 - Fuel pressure sensor performance diagnostic systems and methods based on hydrodynamics of injecton: An engine control system comprises a model pressure determination module and a sensor diagnostic module. The model pressure determination module determines a modeled fuel rail pressure based on an injection duration of a fuel injector and a desired fuel mass injected by the fuel injector. The sensor diagnostic module generates... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100280743 - Individual accumulator, high-pressure component, and common rail fuel injection system, as well as an internal combustion engine, electronic control unit, and method for the open-loop and/or closed-loop control of an internal combustion engine: An individual accumulator for a high-pressure component of a high-pressure fuel guide of a common rail fuel injection system. The individual accumulator is equipped with a pressure sensor, and the common rail fuel injection system is equipped with a source of high pressure and a fuel injector, which has a... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100280744 - Device for controlling the operation of an internal combustion engine, with improved rephasing of injection events: A device (D) is dedicated to controlling the operation of an internal combustion engine (M) including at least two cylinders (Ci), each equipped with at least one inlet valve (SA) and at least one injector (IJ), and of the so-called indirect and sequential fuel injection type. This device (D) includes... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100280745 - Vehicle: When a vehicle is stationary on a slope, the vehicle is allowed to remain stably stationary without consuming much energy by controlling the attitude of a vehicle body by moving an active weight portion with no torque applied to a drive wheel by actuating a braking device to stop rotation... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100280746 - Navigation assembly, a foldable mount and a navigation assembly including such a mount: A portable navigation assembly is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the portable navigation assembly includes a portable navigation device including a housing, the housing including a speaker port defined by a speaker port periphery; and a mount including a connector arm. In at least one embodiment, the connector arm... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20100280747 - Navigation device and method for displaying map information: Methods and devices are disclosed for providing map information to a user. The map information corresponds to a field of view. In at least one embodiment, the navigation device includes an input device to receive an input for selecting a desired destination and a display device to display map information... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20100280749 - On-vehicle guidance apparatus: An on-vehicle guidance apparatus is characterized in including an output sound control means for acquiring a sound volume setting of onboard equipment, a sound volume determining means for determining whether or not the sound volume setting is smaller than a predetermined threshold, and a guidance output control means for issuing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100280750 - Estimating probabilities of arrival times for voyages: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are present for generating a route for a ship. A start point and an end point are identified for the ship. A number of forecasts of weather conditions is obtained for a period of time to travel from the start point to the... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100280751 - Road physical condition monitoring techniques: Arrangement and method for managing information about the condition of travel lanes on which vehicles travel includes a sensor system arranged in each vehicle for obtaining information about the maintenance state of the travel lane, a communication system arranged in each vehicle and coupled to a respective sensor system for... Agent: Brian Roffe, Esq
20100280752 - System and method for monitoring participant security in a rideshare environment: A system and method for monitoring participant security in a rideshare environment is provided. A rideshare participant device is made available to at least one rideshare participant during a rideshare. A security check is triggered while the rideshare is in progress. An action is performed based on the security check... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20100280753 - Methods and systems for updating a map in response to selection of content for display on the map: Methods and systems are provided for presenting information on a display device associated with an aircraft. A method comprises displaying a navigational map in a viewing area on the display device with initial display settings, identifying selection of a first category of information, and identifying content associated with the first... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20100280754 - Systems and methods for adding landmarks for visual simultaneous localization and mapping: The invention is related to methods and apparatus that use a visual sensor and dead reckoning sensors to process Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). These techniques can be used in robot navigation. Advantageously, such visual techniques can be used to autonomously generate and update a map. Unlike with laser rangefinders,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLPPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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