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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/24/2011 > 71 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110046815 - Apparatus and method for remotely controlling vehicle engine speed: An apparatus for remotely controlling the speed of an engine includes a housing and a control knob. A position shaft is fixedly connected to the control knob for rotation therewith and a position gear is fixedly secured to the position shaft for rotation therewith. A rotary encoder has a shaft... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20110046816 - Methods and systems for providing accessory steering wheel controls: An aftermarket steering wheel control includes a housing that includes a user-operable switch and a control module. The control module is configured to determine whether the user-operable switch has been operated, generate a data frame corresponding to a control signal for operating a vehicle component, and transmit the data frame... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20110046813 - Steer correction for a remotely operated materials handling vehicle: A materials handling vehicle automatically applies a steer correction maneuver if an object is detected in a steer bumper zone in front of the vehicle. A controller detects whether an object is in front of the materials handling vehicle and automatically determines whether a steer correction maneuver should be to... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP
20110046814 - System, method and device for segregated and independent command and control of wireless service selection, routing, transport and/or delivery: Systems, methods, and devices are operable to system for communicate with vehicles. An exemplary embodiment employs a vehicle device and a server. The vehicle device is configured to communicate with a control network and at least one carrier. The server is configured to communicate with the control network and the... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20110046817 - Incremental position-based guidance for a uav: Disclosed herein is a method and system for flying a ducted-fan aerial vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The method includes receiving a flight plan comprising a plurality of waypoints and a plurality of path segments connecting the plurality of waypoints in an order of execution. The method... Agent: Honeywell/s&s Patent Services
20110046819 - Method and system for deactivating a steering system of an aircraft's front landing gear: A method for deactivating a steering system of a front landing gear of an aircraft, including detecting an activated status of the steering system, detecting a pilot control unit in neutral position, detecting towing conditions of the aircraft, detecting a rotational movement of the nose gear, and deactivating the steering... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP
20110046822 - Method for reducing outside air inflow required for aircraft cabin air quality: A method for calculating an aircraft fuselage leakage calculation of an aircraft is provided. The method comprises determining a calculation period for an aircraft fuselage leakage value and inputting the calculation period into a computer to obtain a first input data. The method further comprises obtaining one or more outside... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20110046818 - Onboard airplane community noise and emissions monitor: A method for monitoring airplane noise and emissions may include receiving a predetermined set of engine performance data for an airplane and receiving a predetermined set of airplane flight data for the airplane. The method may also include predicting at least one of a noise level and an emissions level... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Boeing
20110046821 - Reconfigurable aircraft: A reconfigurable aircraft having a fuselage and a series of wing segments that form a wing, and an extra wing segment that is interchangeable with a wing segment that is part of the wing. The wing segments are readily attachable and detachable from the fuselage, allowing for the interchanging of... Agent: The Law Office Of John A. Griecci
20110046820 - Test equipment for testing an additional center tank (act) system of an aircraft: The present invention provides test equipment for testing an additional center tank (ACT) system of an aircraft. The ACT system comprising control means configured to perform functions of an Auxiliary Fuel Management Computer (AFMC) and an Auxiliary Level Sensing Control Unit (ALSCU). The test equipment comprises at least one test... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20110046823 - Process and device for optimising the performance of an aircraft in the presence of a lateral dissymetry: A process and device for optimising the performance of an aircraft in the presence of a lateral dissymmetry is disclosed. The device (1) includes means (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9) for controlling, during a lateral dissymmetry, at least one rudder such as to generate an optimum sideslip for reducing... Agent: J. Rodman Steele, Jr. Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20110046825 - Estimation of a criterion of load to which a structural component of an aircraft is subjected, and assistance for the detection of a so-called \"hard\" landing by virtue of such a criterion: The present invention relates to methods and systems for estimating a loading criterion relating to the load (C) experienced by a structural component (100, 102, 104) of an aircraft (10), and assistance with detecting a so-called “hard” landing. These methods involve measuring (50) parameters of said aircraft and calculating (54)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110046826 - Component vehicle: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a method for determining whether first and second components of a vehicle are physically coupled together, the method comprising: transmitting a first signal from the first component of the vehicle; receiving a second signal from the second component of the... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20110046827 - Apparatus and method for controlling speed in automatic train operation: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for controlling speed in an automatic train operation, capable of estimating and controlling a speed at which a train should run at each position where the train will run in order to satisfy a restrictive speed profile and to make passengers... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20110046831 - Electrically powered motorized vehicle with continuously variable transmission and combined hybrid system: The present invention describes an electric vehicle with hybrid drive system, which provides optimization of speed, power and maximizing efficiency levels. In one embodiment, the vehicle includes at least one driven wheel, an electric motor connected to the driven wheel through a fixed transmission system or a continuous variable transmission... Agent: Sean Liam Kelleher KelleherIPPLLC
20110046832 - Electronic assistance system and method: An electronic assistance system and method for an electrical vehicle is provided that integrates the following functions: display of relevant information on the vehicle on a dashboard using visual or audio cues, as well as dials and/or graphical or alphanumeric displays; communication with people outside the vehicle through a loudspeaker;... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20110046829 - Method and apparatus for controlling creep torque in a vehicle equipped with a hybrid powertrain system: Vehicle creep control includes executing a first control scheme to determine a preferred output torque as a first function of the operator input to the brake pedal when the actual direction of vehicle travel is a first direction and the operator-selected direction of vehicle travel is also the first direction,... Agent: Cichosz & Cichosz, PLLC
20110046834 - Method and system for determining a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle expected drive range: A vehicle may include an engine and electric machine each configured to generate motive power for the vehicle, a battery configured to store energy for the electric machine, and a tank configured to store fuel for the engine. The vehicle may further include one or more controllers configured to determine... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20110046833 - Method for determining the starting torque in a hybrid vehicle: A method for determining the starting torque in a hybrid vehicle, comprising an internal combustion engine and an electric machine, wherein the internal combustion engine can be decoupled from the drive train by opening a clutch, said method providing for the determination of the starting torque by detecting the holding... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110046830 - Redundant hardware architecture for the control signals stage of system for braking a vehicle all of whose wheels are each linked to at least one rotary electric machine: System for electrical braking of a road vehicle of which at least one wheel is linked in rotation to at least one rotary electric machine, at least one wheel drive electronic module 23 driving the electric machine or machines of one and the same wheel, comprising a central unit 3... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20110046828 - System and method for controlling electric power in a plug-in vehicle from an external power source: A system and method is provided for controlling electric power in a plug-in vehicle, such as a pure electric vehicle or hybrid electric vehicle. The electric power is controlled from an external power source to one or more predetermined components in the plug-in vehicle. The power source is external to... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20110046835 - Vehicle travel control system: An ECU that integrally controls a vehicle travel control system includes an initial travel plan producing section which produces an initial travel plan including a decelerating interval in which an engine of a vehicle is stopped to decelerate the vehicle, a travel plan reconfiguring section which reconfigures the initial travel... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110046836 - Modular and scalable positioning and navigation system: The different illustrative embodiments provide an apparatus that includes an autonomous vehicle, a modular navigation system, and a number of modular components. The modular navigation system is coupled to the autonomous vehicle.... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20110046837 - System and method for resource allocation and management: To improve the scheduling and tasking of sensors, the present disclosure describes an improved planning system and method for the allocation and management of sensors. In one embodiment, the planning system uses a branch and bound approach of tasking sensors using a heuristic to expedite arrival at a deterministic solution.... Agent: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP (raytheon)
20110046838 - Automatic search system and method: An automatic search system and a method for assisting a mobile apparatus to search for a matching device are provided. The automatic search method includes the following steps. First, N sets of consecutive images are captured at N time points respectively when the mobile apparatus moves along a first direction.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20110046840 - Method and apparatus for communication within control systems: A drive-by-communication-signal vehicle includes a driver interface subsystem having a sensor responsive to an operational characteristic of the driver interface subsystem, a controller responsive to the sensor, a vehicle subsystem responsive to the controller, and a communication channel in signal communication with the driver interface subsystem, the controller, and the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-general Motors
20110046839 - Moving vehicle system and in-position determination method for moving vehicle: A moving vehicle system for making an in-position determination when a moving vehicle enters an in-position range, includes a sensor arranged to determine a position, a velocity, and an acceleration of the moving vehicle, and computation unit arranged to determine whether a stop position of the moving vehicle is within... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP
20110046841 - Vehicle body flow suppression device: A vehicle body drifting restraining device restraining a drifting of a vehicle body of a vehicle, the vehicle body drifting restraining device comprising: an activeness level determination unit determining an activeness level of a driver with respect to a movement of the vehicle in a longitudinal direction; and a vehicle... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20110046842 - Satellite enabled vehicle prognostic and diagnostic system: In one embodiment, a vehicle prognostic and diagnostic system comprises: a vehicle maintenance computer (VMC) for prognosis and diagnosis of faults; a vehicle operations network (VON) providing a communications link between the VMC and vehicle related processors; sensors communicatively coupled to the VON providing sensor data relating to operations of... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20110046844 - System and method for changing the state of vehicle components: An electronic/electric vehicle infrastructure system is provided for controlling the electronic/electric functions and/or functionalities of a vehicle as well as a method for controlling such a system, wherein the electronic/electric vehicle infrastructure system includes at least two electronic/electric vehicle infrastructure subsets each including a plurality of electronic/electric vehicle infrastructure elements,... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20110046843 - Systems and methods of vehicular path prediction for cooperative driving applications through digital map and dynamic vehicle model fusion: Method and system of vehicular path prediction for a vehicle travelling on a road. A yaw rate of the vehicle is estimated over a prediction time period based on vehicle sensor information and map information for the road. Then, a further path of the vehicle on the road is predicted... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110046847 - Method for operating an oil supply and controller: A method is provided for operating an oil supply for a combustion engine and/or a transmission system of a motor vehicle particularly with start/stop-automatic, comprises the steps, that a deceleration of the motor vehicle is detected, at least one status parameter, which correlates with the manner of the deceleration, is... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20110046846 - Process and system for controlling air quality within an interior of a motor vehicle: The present invention discloses a process for controlling air quality within an interior of a motor vehicle. The process can include providing a motor vehicle with a heating-venting-air conditioning (HVAC) system, the HVAC system having an internal air supply option and an external air supply option. The process can also... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.
20110046848 - Device and method for automatically adjusting the horizontal ride level of a utility vehicle: The present invention relates to a device (8) and a method for improved automatic ride level control of utility vehicles on an inclined underlying surface. In particular, the invention relates to the use of a lateral acceleration sensor (15) for sensing the inclination of a utility vehicle in the stationary... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110046850 - In-vehicle image display apparatus: An in-vehicle image display apparatus for use in a vehicle is provided which includes a state detecting device that detects a state of surroundings of the vehicle; a shape detecting device that detects a three-dimensional shape of an object to be detected in the surroundings of the vehicle; a display... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.
20110046849 - Method for controlling the side slip angle of a rear-wheel drive vehicle when turning: A method for controlling the side slip angle of a rear-wheel drive vehicle when turning; the control method provides for the steps of: detecting the position of an accelerator control which is displaced along a predetermined stroke; using a first initial part of the stroke of the accelerator control for... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20110046852 - Power steering device: A power steering device includes an oil-hydraulic pump, an electric motor to drive the pump, an inverter, a control valve, a power cylinder to produce a steering assist, and a control unit to control the drive signal of the inverter. The control valve includes a pump port supplied with oil... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20110046851 - Rear wheel steering vehicle: In a rear wheel steering vehicle equipped with a vehicle motion stability control system that can be selectively switched on and off, the motion stability of the vehicle is prevented from being impaired when an abnormal condition should develop to a rear wheel steering device of the vehicle. In addition... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20110046853 - Method and control device for triggering passenger protection means for a vehicle: A method and a control device for triggering passenger protection means for a vehicle, wherein the triggering takes place as a function of an analysis of at least one accident signal via a constant fraction discrimination method.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110046854 - Vehicle comprising an air conditioning system: A vehicle comprising a motor-driven air conditioning system comprising a power control device for controlling the temperature in a space inside the vehicle, and an internal combustion engine equipped with a motor management system that is arranged for determining the energy expended by the internal combustion engine, which internal combustion... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP
20110046855 - Apparatus for power seat: An apparatus for a power seat includes: a motor; a transmitting member mechanically connected to a seat and driven by the motor, thereby changing a state of the seat; an operational switch outputting an operational signal indicating a changing direction of the state of the seat; a sensor outputting a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20110046856 - Method and device for computer-aided detection of jamming of an object: In a computer-aided detection of the jamming of an object, wherein, when adjusting a component of a motor vehicle using an adjusting drive (6), measurement values related to the adjusting force (F) are compared to a prescribed threshold value (FR), initiating a slowdown, stop, or reversing of the adjusting motion... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20110046857 - Implement control system for a machine: This disclosure relates to a control system for a machine implement. The control system includes a measurement sensor configured to provide an implement measurement signal indicative of a velocity of a machine implement, and a controller. The controller is configured to provide an implement measurement signal and an operator command... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20110046858 - Work vehicle and method for controlling work vehicle: In this work vehicle, a control unit controls a shift in a speed gear of a transmission according to the vehicle velocity. The control unit determines whether or not the acceleration rate of the vehicle is equal to or less than a predetermined threshold when the vehicle velocity is within... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20110046859 - Transmission actuator device and method of operating the transmission actuator device: A transmission actuator device has a plurality of valves and a controller which is designed to actuate the plurality of valves. The transmission actuator devices includes an interface for a further controller which is primarily provided for actuating components other than the transmission actuator device, wherein at least a number... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20110046860 - Linear actuator with position sensing system: An electromagnetic actuator assembly with a frame, a movable element, first and second sensor targets that are coupled to the movable element for movement therewith, first and second sensors that are coupled to the frame and a controller. The first sensor is configured to sense a position of the first... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110046861 - Hydraulic control apparatus: A switching apparatus is provided in a hydraulic control apparatus having a fluid transmission apparatus; a lockup clutch; a switching valve that controls engagement of the lockup clutch; and a control oil pressure generation apparatus that pressurizes oil and outputs a control oil pressure to control activation of the switching... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110046862 - Device and method for determining a mapping of the torque transmitted by a clutch in an automobile and hill-start assistance system for an automobile equipped with such device: A device for determining, when driving a vehicle, a mapping of torque transmitted by a clutch of the automobile based on a position of a clutch control member. The device includes a mechanism updating the mapping based on position thresholds of the clutch control member. The updating modifies values of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110046863 - Control apparatus for aeroplane gas turbine engine: An apparatus for controlling an aeroplane gas turbine engine has various sensors and devices for operating the engine, and two control channels each calculating a command value for controlling operation of the engine based on signals outputted from the sensors. In each of the control channels, it is determined whether... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20110046864 - Engine controlling apparatus: An engine controlling apparatus for executing (i) an engine automatic stop control and/or (ii) an engine automatic restart control, during running of a vehicle. The controlling apparatus includes: an allowing/inhibiting device configured to selectively allow and inhibit execution of (i) the engine automatic stop control and/or (ii) the engine automatic... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110046865 - Motorized vehicles spark timing control for use with biofuel gasoline mixture: The present invention provides apparatus for varying an engine's combustion spark timing for use of hybrid fuels, such as bio-fuel and gasoline. An operator selectable switch enables or disables an on-board computer selecting between gasoline and bio-fuel mixtures as the on-board fuel so that engine mounted sensors provide data used... Agent: Michael I Kroll
20110046866 - Engine control responsive to varying amounts of alcohol in fuel: Various systems and methods are described for operating an engine in a vehicle in response to fuel having varying amounts of alcohol. One example method comprises delivering fuel to the engine, limiting engine speed during vehicle operation to a maximum permitted engine speed, the maximum permitted engine speed responsive to... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20110046867 - Vehicle proximity detection and control systems: Multiple vehicles are each equipped with a global positioning system (GPS) and a plurality of accelerometers to provide information related to said vehicle's current state. A controller is provided to predict concurrent presence of at least two of said vehicles at a location at some future time. At least one... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20110046868 - Aircraft guidance system for assisting in airport navigation: An aircraft guidance system for assisting in airport navigation includes: at least one airport database comprising topology data of an airport, called airport DB; at least one configuration database comprising aircraft configuration data and the position of a guidance point; a positioning system delivering aircraft kinematic and attitude parameters; at... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20110046869 - Programming airplane systems based on instructions: A method of receiving an instruction by an airplane from a control system includes facilitating, by the airplane, a user of a system of the airplane in accepting or rejecting the instruction. The instruction may be received by the airplane via a data link between the control system and the... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20110046874 - Assistance data specifications and protocols for navigation systems: Assistance data specifications and protocols for navigation systems in cellular networks and/or other networks. These specifications and protocols do not impact system-specific control plane protocols. According to various embodiments, a bearer and satellite system-independent meta structure may be protected for periodic and/or continuous transfer, e.g., streaming, of assistance data in... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20110046871 - On-vehicle device: An on-vehicle device with a storage unit that includes a transfer unit that transfers data stored in the storage unit to another on-vehicle device of equal capability that is also equipped with a storage unit. In the on-vehicle device, the transfer unit is configured by a data transfer jack provided... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110046875 - Providing sponsorship information alongside traffic messages: A method and system for providing sponsorship information to a user of a traffic message receiver is disclosed. Sponsorship messages are sent to the traffic message receiver and include data to be stored in the memory of the receiver. The transmission of the sponsorship messages is performed as a background... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20110046872 - Route calculation method for a vehicle navigation system: Traffic information, including flow information and incident information, obtained through a traffic management system for providing and facilitating the exchange of traffic information between a remote location and a vehicle may be used in route calculation by a navigation device. The navigation device may recalculate a route based on anticipated... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20110046873 - Signalized intersection information acquiring device, signalized intersection information acquiring method, and signalized intersection information acquiring program: In order to precisely specify a lighting pattern of an actual traffic signal, traveling direction information indicating a traveling direction of a vehicle at a signalized intersection is acquired from a plurality of vehicles, and the information on the lighting pattern of the traffic signal at the signalized intersection is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110046870 - System for providing information to an operator of a vehicle: Methods and apparatus are provided for a system that provides information to an operator of a vehicle. The system includes, but is not limited to a call center that configured to provide the operator with route guidance to a location. The system also includes a plurality of internet websites. Each... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20110046876 - System of finding objects and information on a map view and routes on the map view: The invention is a system with methods that make use of publicly available online map systems and personal computers or mobile devices to provide intuitive user interfaces through which users can browse vicinities of their interests and search for objects and information associated with the vicinities with the need of... Agent: Li Pan Yu Pan
20110046878 - Method and apparatus for generating, managing, and sharing moving path: Methods and apparatuses are provided for generating, managing, and sharing moving-path related information. A first mobile communication device, among the plurality of mobile communication devices, generates moving-path related information regarding a moving path generated by movement of the first mobile communication device. The moving-path related information of the first mobile... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20110046877 - Model based method to assess road curvature effect on travel time and comfort for route planning: Methods and systems for assessing the effect of road curvature on the travel time and the comfort level of a path determined by a ground based route planning system. The methods and systems identify a path and determine an allowable speed profile of the path, wherein the allowable speed profile... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc
20110046879 - method and system for presenting information associated with a location: An enhanced navigation system in which present location is compared to a database of points of interest. Data for each point of interest include a reference to a source of dynamic information reflecting the real time status of the point of interest. Such a reference may comprise, for example, an... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law
20110046882 - Device and method for determining the position of another road user: A method for determining the position of another road user includes the following steps: determining the position of a road user with the aid of a position detection unit; estimating a distance of the road user to the other road user with the aid of a distance sensor; and determining... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110046880 - Golf gps device: A golf GPS device is disclosed herein. The device includes a GPS unit, a memory for storing data for a plurality of golf courses, a display for displaying animations of portions of golf courses, a user input for inputting a plurality of location points on the display, and a processor... Agent: Callaway Golf C0mpany
20110046881 - Personal mapping system: A system and method for providing a personal mapping system, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20110046883 - Methods and systems for testing navigation routes: Various embodiments may include a method and system for testing data defining one or more navigation routes. A starting location may be input at a computer remote from the starting location. A destination location may also be input. Map data including GPS information based on the starting location input and... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl02/17/2011 > 59 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110040425 - Device, program product and computer implemented method for touchless metrology using an inertial navigation system and laser: A metrology device, computer program product and computer-implemented method generating survey data without having the device touch subsea objects being surveyed. The metrology device may be used with an underwater vehicle or diving personnel, and may comprise an inertial navigation system having gyroscopes to detect angular velocity and accelerometers for... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20110040427 - Hybrid mobile robot: An autonomous hybrid mobile robot includes a base link and a second link. The base link has a drive system and is adapted to function as a traction device and a turret. The second link is attached to the base link at a first joint. The second link has a... Agent: Pinhas Ben-tzvi
20110040426 - Two step keyless start system: A keyless ignition start system in which authentication of a coded key fob is carried out twice, first to activate the ignition switch to allow starting the engine and second at the time when the brake pedal is depressed to put the car in a drive gear. The two step... Agent: John R. Benefiel
20110040424 - Vehicle keyless operation system and method: A keyless function system and method includes a portable device having a vehicle function actuator thereon for initiating operation of a vehicle function. The portable device transmits an actuation signal to the vehicle when the vehicle function actuator is actuated. The receiver onboard the vehicle receives the actuation signal from... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20110040429 - Active vibration damping (avd) system for precision pointing spacecraft: An active vibration damping (AVD) control system for spacecraft provides a simple-to-implement and robust formulation that provides a novel damping control method for reducing spacecraft structural vibrations and improving antenna and instrument pointing. The AVD control system comprises an excitation signal generator configured to generate excitation input signals, and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110040430 - Integrity monitoring of inertial reference unit: Systems, methods, and machine-executable programming products adapted for the control of aircraft or other vehicles by receiving from at least one Inertial Reference System (IRS), including a plurality of Inertial Reference Units (IRUs), signals representing vehicle state data; receiving from at least one Augmented Direct Mode Sensor (ADMS) signals representing... Agent: Thomas & Karceski, P.C.
20110040428 - Transportation information management system: A computer-implemented transportation information management system and method permits entry, recording, and transmission of operation and maintenance data related to FAA recordkeeping and recording requirements within an SQL database. A secure website permits entry and display of operation and maintenance data as well as facilitating data input using input devices... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Brown, LLC
20110040431 - Automated take off control system and method: Methods and systems for operating an avionics system on-board an aircraft are provided. In one embodiment, an indication of a position of the aircraft is received, the position is calculated based on the indication, the calculated position is compared to navigational information to establish the suitability of the calculated position... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20110040433 - Method and device for determining and predicting a starting torque or a starting torque characteristic curve required for starting an internal combustion engine: A method and a device for determining, ascertaining and predicting at least one starting torque or starting torque characteristic curve required for starting an internal combustion engine for a vehicle, especially a hybrid vehicle having at least one internal combustion engine and at least one additional motor. The determination and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110040432 - Method and device for operating a hybrid drive: The invention relates to a method and a device for operating a hybrid vehicle, comprising a parallel hybrid drive train (2, 2′) having an internal combustion engine (3), at least one electrical machine (5), at least one shift element (4), by means of which the at least one electrical machine... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110040434 - Motorcycle: A motorcycle that transmits a rotation of an engine to a driving wheel via a power transmission device having a main clutch comprises a sub-clutch inserted between the power transmission device and an output shaft of the engine and a motor generator having a rotating shaft coupled to the power... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20110040436 - Power supply system for electrically powered vehicle and method for controlling the same: A power supply system includes a main power storage device and a plurality of sub power storage devices. A converter is connected to selected one of the sub power storage devices to convert voltage between the selected sub power storage device and an electric power feeding line bidirectionally. When a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110040435 - Throttle-free transmissionless hybrid vehicle: In a high speed mode of operating and electric-gas hybrid car, the combustion engine is directly engaged to the wheels without a transmission and that vehicle speed is controlled without a throttle by electric generator loading of the engine.... Agent: Law Office Of Robert M. Wallace
20110040437 - Robot confinement method: A confinement device for a mobile robot. A confinement device for a mobile robot preventing the robot from entering a space or region in which the user would like to safeguard or to keep the robot bound within a given space eliminating travel into sensitive or dangerous areas. The confinement... Agent: James Lynch
20110040439 - Method for detecting changes in the rigidity of a hydraulic brake system: In a method for detecting air in the brake circuit of a motor vehicle having a hydraulic brake system that has a vacuum brake booster, the pressure prevailing in the vacuum chamber of the vacuum brake booster in the operated and the non-operated states of the brake is measured, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110040438 - Method of estimating a propulsion-related operating parameter: A method is provided for estimating a propulsion-related operating parameter of a vehicle for a road segment, and for determining routes based on the estimate. The method may be employed, for example, in a vehicle navigation system. In one example method, at least one operating parameter of the vehicle is... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP
20110040441 - Device for system diagnosis: The invention relates to a device for system diagnosis of an aircraft. The device includes: means for the monitoring of equipment of the system, the means for emitting messages of observations on the basis of effects produced by equipment; means for the determination of a set of observations on the... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20110040440 - Information system for industrial vehicles: Industrial vehicles communicate across a wireless environment and the wireless communication, data collection and/or processing capabilities of industrial vehicles are utilized to implement dashboard functions that thread status information from detail level views, up through intermediate views and to summary level views to facilitate efficient fleet maintenance, management and control.... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP
20110040442 - Integrated net-centric diagnostics dataflow for avionics systems: A net-centric avionics diagnostics and automated maintenance environment system includes a storage medium on which is stored diagnostic data concerning the operation of systems of an aircraft and diagnostic data of aircraft systems, including BIT data, an organizational level automated maintenance environment server to transport maintenance and diagnostic information throughout... Agent: Department Of The Navy (naval Air Warfare Center -aircraft Division)
20110040443 - Method and apparatus for rapid wheel toe angle measurement and adjustment: A method for conducting a basic front-end wheel alignment measurement and adjustment procedure together with a routine vehicle maintenance procedure of a vehicle service shop. Vehicle front wheel turn plate assemblies, and optionally, vehicle rolling mechanisms, are incorporated into a support structure in a service area within the vehicle service... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.
20110040444 - Method of managing malfunctions of a modular-architecture control system of a motor vehicle power plant and corresponding control system: A method of managing information interchanged within a modular-architecture control system of a motor vehicle power plant and values of which are liable to be affected by malfunctioning of the control system and/or of the power plant. In the method an indication of the validity of the value of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110040445 - Method and apparatus for operating a drive device, in particular an engine cooling fan of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method and a device for operating a drive device. According to the invention, it is provided that the lower speed limit and the upper speed limit of a critical speed range of the drive device are determined when operating the drive device, that the target... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20110040448 - Steering apparatus: There is provided a steering apparatus including a pinion communicating with an operation of a steering member, a rack shaft having a rack meshed with the pinion, and a support yoke resiliently coming into contact with the rack shaft, and being configured to convert rotation of the pinion into movement... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110040446 - Steering control device: A steering control device for a vehicle includes a steering characteristic setting unit setting the range of a steering manipulation angle corresponding to a tire angle in a predetermined range (near an induction target tire angle for guiding to a target locus), which is determined on the basis of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110040447 - Vehicle driveability control system: In a vehicle driveability control system for determining a control variable that is applied to a vehicle for a given control input including a front wheel steering angle according to a response of a vehicle model (10) to the given input, a parameter of the vehicle model is changed according... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20110040449 - Method for correcting measurements of the torque exerted on a steering wheel of an automobile vehicle electric power-assisted steering: The method consists of, when the instantaneous speed of the vehicle is greater than a pre-determined threshold: identifying that the vehicle travels in a straight line without torque exerted on the steering wheel; if the prior condition is met, determining an average residual torque for the steering wheel by calculating... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110040450 - Electric power steering apparatus: An electric power steering apparatus drives a motor to generate a steering assist force according to a steering torque and includes an output circuit for supplying the motor with electric power from at least one of a battery and an auxiliary power supply. The electric power steering apparatus has a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110040453 - Method and control device for triggering passenger protection means for a vehicle: A method and a control device for triggering passenger protection devices for a vehicle are provided, a rollover event causing the triggering of the passenger protection devices. The rollover event is detected as a function of kinematic and rotation variables, an adhesion, and a static stability factor. A state of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110040451 - System and method for classifying a vehicle occupant: A system for classifying an occupant using a reduced quantity of force sensors. The system includes one or more force sensors, an electronic control unit (“ECU”), and a vehicle safety system. The force sensors are, for example, i-Bolt™ sensors, or other suitable force sensors or force sensing systems. The ECU... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110040452 - Vehicle occupant protection apparatus: A vehicle occupant protection apparatus includes a first collision detection mechanism provided for a vehicle and that detects a collision of the vehicle; a second collision detection mechanism provided closer to a middle of the vehicle than the first collision detection mechanism and that detects a collision of the vehicle;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110040454 - Method and device for activating at least one vehicle component of a vehicle: A method is provided for activating at least one vehicle component of a vehicle in a braking situation of the vehicle. The method includes, but is not limited to raking of the vehicle to a halt and monitoring of at least one second vehicle component take place, and the second... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20110040455 - Motor vehicle: The present invention relates to a motor vehicle having a steering wheel, the motor vehicle including a first display, integrated into the steering wheel, for the variable representation of information; a first touchscreen, situated over the first display, for the input of commands; a second display, integrated into the steering... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110040456 - Binary adjustment method for the angular position of the plane of a motor vehicle wheel: A method of adjusting the angular rolling position of the plane of a motor vehicle wheel, in which the wheel is mounted on a vehicle so that the plane of the wheel can present a static angular position and a safety angular position, the method providing for the plane of... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20110040457 - Method and device for learning the neutral position of the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle: In a method and a device for learning the neutral position of the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle, the lowest pedal voltage is determined during a first drive cycle, the voltage remaining constant over a specific period of time and repeating itself several times within the drive cycle. A... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20110040460 - Traction control method and apparatus for a vehicle with independent drives: A loader vehicle including a frame system, a plurality of wheels, a plurality of drive units and a controller. The plurality of wheels are subject to rapidly changing loads and are associated with the frame system. The plurality of drive units are each associated with a corresponding subset of at... Agent: Deere & Company
20110040458 - Working vehicle engine output control system and method: An engine output control system is for a work vehicle composed of an engine, a travel device and a power transmission unit, the power transmission unit including a torque converter and transmitting an output of the engine to the travel device via the torque converter. The engine output control system... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20110040459 - Working vehicle, control device for working vehicle, and hydraulic oil amount control method for working vehicle: When one or a plurality of first digging operation conditions are satisfied and when a second operation condition that it is not detected that the loading operation is being performed is also satisfied, a control unit executes fluid amount reduction control of reducing the amount of hydraulic oil supplied from... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20110040461 - Systems and methods for controlling manual transmissions: A method for controlling a manual transmission of a vehicle includes providing a manual transmission comprising a shift fork actuator and a shifter assembly comprising a shift lever, a shift knob disposed on the shifter lever, a shift lever position sensor and a shifter tactile sensor. The tactile sensor may... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20110040462 - Method for controlling a transmission of a motor vehicle: A method for controlling a motor vehicle transmission (11) is disclosed in which a sensor (18) used to produce an indication of position of a selector (17) is calibrated such that positioning the selector (17) at a peak force feedback position produced by a peak and trough force feedback mechanism... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20110040463 - Method and system for calibrating a pressure sensor for an automatic transmission: A method and control system for operating a transmission includes a transmission control module determining a transmission sensor signal and a transmission pressure sensor offset prior to starting a vehicle engine and an engine start initiator starting the vehicle engine. The transmission control module controls a transmission function in response... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110040465 - Braking control device, and braking control method: A first stroke sensor and a second stroke sensor in a braking control device detect the pedal depression amount. A brake ECU calculates a target wheel cylinder pressure by utilizing the detected pedal depression amount, and increases/decreases the wheel cylinder pressure by controlling the hydraulic actuator so as to achieve... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110040464 - Sensor drift amount estimating device: On the basis of a sensor signal corresponding to a detected value of a motion state amount of vehicle motion, an attitude angle estimating means of a sensor drift amount estimating device computes a derivative amount of an attitude angle with respect to a vertical axis of a vehicle body,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110040466 - Decentralized electric brake system: An electric aircraft brake control system has a plurality of wheel and brake assemblies, each having a wheel, wheel speed transducer, brake assembly and a brake actuator. Electromechanical control units are uniquely associated with and connected to certain of the wheel and brake assemblies, and each of the electromechanical control... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20110040467 - Adaptive cruise control system: The invention relates to an adaptive cruise control system for a motor vehicle, having a service brake comprising an electric controller (24), which is equipped to detect the driving data of the motor vehicle and distance data to a preceding vehicle, to compile a movement prediction based on the driving... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110040468 - Method and apparatus for lane recognition for a vehicle: A method and an apparatus for lane recognition for a vehicle that is equipped with an adaptive distance and speed control system are provided, the adaptive distance and speed controller having conveyed to it, using an object detection system, the relative speed of detected objects, a variable for determining the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110040469 - Gas turbine combustion dynamics control system and method: A gas turbine engine control system comprises a data acquisition and analysis system for receiving a signal from a combustion dynamics sensor and providing an output signal and a combustion dynamics control system for controlling combustion dynamics based on the output signal. The control system is associated with a purge-air... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20110040470 - Starter control valve failure prediction machine to predict and trend starter control valve failures in gas turbine engines using a starter control valve health prognostic, program product and related methods: Starter control valve failure prediction machines, systems, program products, and computer implemented methods to predict and trend starter control valve failures in gas turbine engines using a starter control valve health prognostic and to make predictions of starter control valve failures, are provided. A computer implemented method according to an... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20110040471 - Road grade coordinated engine control systems: An engine control system of a vehicle includes a road grade module and a predictive control module. The road grade module detects a grade of a road that is ahead of the vehicle. The predictive control module detects that a first cylinder of an engine of the vehicle is deactivated... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110040472 - Method and system for fuel injection control to reduce variation: A method and system for controlling an engine includes a desired fuel mass determination module that determines fuel mass for injection into a cylinder. The system also includes a split determination module that splits the fuel mass into split fuel masses and a pulsewidth determination module that converts the split... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110040473 - Method for regulating an air/fuel ratio and method for recognizing a fuel quality: In a method for regulating an air/fuel ratio, and in a method for recognizing a fuel quality, a lambda sensor is provided in the exhaust of the internal combustion engine, wherein after fueling of the tank the second adaption value is first adjusted due to a deviation of the lambda... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20110040474 - Fuel injection control device of engine: Increase in combustion noise and deterioration of exhaust gas performance caused by inter-cylinder correction are prevented, and decrease in temperature rise performance of a diesel particulate removal device caused by inter-cylinder correction is prevented. A fuel injection control device of an engine comprises inter-cylinder correction amount calculation means 5 for... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20110040475 - Misfire detection through combustion pressure sensor: A method is provided for controlling an internal combustion engine. The method includes, but is not limited to the step of measuring in-cylinder pressure of an expansion phase of a combustion cycle of a cylinder of the internal combustion engine and measuring in-cylinder pressure of a compression phase of the... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20110040476 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, which can generate exhaust pressure pulsation at an early period while suppressing the degradation of volumetric efficiency and can effectively utilize a scavenging effect while softening a torque difference, when a request to enhance the exhaust pressure pulsation is made in the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110040477 - Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine with an automatic engine cut-off and starting system: In a control method suitable for an internal combustion engine (1) of a motor vehicle with an automatic engine cut-off and starting system (33) by which the internal combustion engine (1) can be cut off and started independently from the driver of the motor vehicle, the starting of the internal... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20110040478 - Navigation update system for a vehicle: A navigation update system includes a key of a vehicle. The key includes a memory storage device storing data for a navigation device of the vehicle. The data includes instructions for execution by the navigation device and/or map data for use by the navigation device to provide navigation services to... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Indy Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110040479 - Route guidance system, route search server, route guidance method, and terminal: First and second route guidance systems provided with country or region-specific map data or route search network data are linked. If the departure place and the destination are in different areas, a first route guidance system (A) extracts a candidate connection which is the border between the different areas to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20110040480 - Navigation device and method for displaying a static image of an upcoming location along a route of travel: A method and device are disclosed for navigation. In at least one embodiment, the method includes determining map information for display on an integrated input and display device of a navigation device, based upon a determined route of travel of the navigation device; displaying the determined map information, in three... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20110040481 - False event suppression for collision avoidance systems: A collision warning apparatus includes sensors, output devices, memory locations, a GPS device, and a processor. The processor may receive information from the sensors. The processor may also process the information to identify a detected object as a present potential collision object. The processor may compare present GPS coordinates of... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20110040482 - Lidars: A Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) apparatus and method are disclosed having a rotatable light source enabled to emit a light ray, the light ray being emitted at a plurality of angular intervals; a reflection device, which can be parabolic in shape, and an analysis device for calculating a position... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC02/10/2011 > 72 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110035079 - Unmanned vehicle controller with interchangeable function bridge modules: Handheld, unmanned vehicle controllers including interchangeable function bridge modules attached to the grip handles of the controllers are described herein. Interchangeable function bridge modules can include, but are not limited to, a display screen module, a pushbutton module, and a keyboard module. An operator may quickly and easily swap modules,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20110035080 - Vertical required navigation performance containment with radio altitude: A monitor on-board an aircraft which uses radio altitude measurements as the basic observable altitude during runway approach. The basic concept utilizes the aircraft's navigation system, which includes means to store and retrieve radio altitude thresholds as a function of the distance along the desired path from the runway thresholds.... Agent: Ostrager Chong Flaherty & Broitman, P.C.
20110035081 - Method for stand-alone alignment of an inertial unit for an onboard instrument capable of being mounted in an aircraft, and an onboard instrument being able to use such a method: In a method for stand-alone alignment of an inertial unit for an onboard instrument capable of being mounted in an aircraft, the method includes monitoring the appearance of a movement of the inertial unit during the alignment, suspending the alignment of the inertial unit in the event of the appearance... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20110035082 - Flight management system, process, and program product enabling dynamic switching between non-precision approach modes: Embodiments of a process and a program product are provided suitable for implantation by a flight management system (FMS), which is deployed onboard an aircraft and including a display device and a user interface. The FMS operable in a plurality of non-precision approach modes. In one embodiment, the process includes... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services
20110035083 - System and method for the automatic generation of movement authority solutions in a rail system: A dual-process system for the automatic generation of railway route-solution candidates and their concomitant movement authorities includes a central authority server that accepts dispatcher-provided start and end point data and time information and executes two different independent routing processes to provide two independently determined route-solution candidates. The two solutions are... Agent: Wallace G. Walter
20110035084 - Method for calculating the efficiency of an energy store, and use of said efficiency: Within the scope of the method for calculating the efficiency of the energy store in a parallel hybrid vehicle, said energy store being connected to the electric machine of a parallel hybrid vehicle and comprising an internal combustion engine and at least one electric machine, the efficiency of the energy... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110035085 - Method for operating a hybrid drive device: A method for operating a hybrid drive device, in particular for a motor vehicle, which has at least one combustion engine and at least one electric machine, the combustion engine and the electric machine being mechanically and operatively connectible to each other by a separating clutch, and a slip torque... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110035086 - Steering method for vehicle and apparatus thereof: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for steering a vehicle, and more particularly to an apparatus and a method for steering an autonomous vehicle. One aspect of the present invention provides a method of steering a vehicle in an apparatus for steering the vehicle, the method... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
20110035087 - Method and apparatus to plan motion path of robot: A suitable waypoint is selected using a goal score, a section from a start point to a goal point through the waypoint is divided into a plurality of sections based on the waypoint with a solution of inverse kinematics, and trees are simultaneously expanded in the sections using a Best... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110035092 - Analog/digital conversion circuit, semiconductor device, and electric power steering controlling unit: The present invention provides a method in which a counting source is provided in data after analog/digital conversion to lessen a load placed when new and old data after the conversion are compared to each other. A log function is prepared in an A/D conversion controlling circuit. The log function... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110035091 - Sensor system for motion control of a moving unit and a method of installing a sensor system for motion control of a moving unit: A sensor system for motion control of a moving unit such as a vehicle, which is comprised of a uniaxial physical value sensor having a single detection axis and the uniaxial physical value sensor being installed in a unsprung mass of a suspension device provided in the moving unit, wherein... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20110035093 - Sensor system, vehicle control system and driver information system for vehicle safety: A sensor system is described, using self-mixing laser sensors (10) and an analyzer circuit (30) in order to determine the velocity of a vehicle, such as a car, and the rotational velocity of a wheel (20) of the car. Deviations between the velocity of the vehicle and the rotational velocity... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20110035089 - Suspension control apparatus: The present invention provides a suspension control apparatus enabling a driver to obtain an excellent driving feeling. A suspension control apparatus according to the present invention controls an actuator disposed between a vehicle body and a wheel of a vehicle. The suspension control apparatus comprises a lateral acceleration detector operable... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20110035088 - System and method for detecting an anomaly in a hidden layer of a multi-layer structure: Systems and methods are provided for detecting an anomaly in a hidden portion of a first layer of a multi-layer structure. A monitoring element is provided on at least one exposed end of a fastener that extends through the multi-layer structure, and another monitoring element on an exposed portion of... Agent: Alston & Bird, LLP
20110035090 - Torque distribution control apparatus for four-wheel drive vehicle: A torque distribution control apparatus for a four-wheel drive vehicle includes a torque distribution controller configured to control a sub-driving-wheel distribution torque to be transmitted to right and left sub-driving wheels via right and left torque distribution clutches in accordance with a target distribution torque. A driving-torque calculator is configured... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20110035094 - System and method for automatic fault detection of a machine: A system and method for automatic fault detection of a machine is described. In one embodiment, a semantic structure is constructed using the words and values associated with the parameter identification numbers used by the on-board diagnostic system in a vehicle. The semantic structure is enhanced, analyzed, and reduced to... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
20110035095 - Vehicular diagnostic tool with detachable memory and method of operation thereof: A vehicle diagnostic tool configured to interface with a removable memory device. The removable memory device is configured to store information about the vehicle such as, for example, the maintenance history of the vehicle and notes or special instructions from one or more mechanics having performed the maintenance. The memory... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20110035096 - Scan tool with mobile broadband capability and method of operation thereof: A vehicle diagnostic tool that is configured to perform one or more diagnostic tests on one or more systems of a vehicle. Once the test has been performed and data collected, the data may be forwarded to a location outside of the diagnostic tool through a mobile broadband connection device... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20110035102 - Control device for hybrid construction machine: The amount of assist for a sub-pump (SP) is reduced when a rotating motor (RM) is singly operated, and the amount of assist for the sub-pump (SP) is increased except when the rotating motor (RM) is singly operated. A controller (C) has a function which, when a signal representing single... Agent: Cozen O''''connor
20110035099 - Display control device, display control method and computer program product for the same: In a display control device, a direction of a light source in a region around a self-vehicle is estimated, and whether the direction of the light source coincides with a display arrangement direction which indicates an arrangement direction of a display portion as viewed from a passenger in the self-vehicle... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20110035100 - Information presentation device: An information presentation device includes: a directional information obtaining element for obtaining directional information based on a signal from an enhancement device for safety or comfort of a passenger of a vehicle; an information presentation controller for generating a driving signal based on the directional information; and a stimulation element... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20110035098 - Information providing system, information providing method, and computer program: An on-vehicle device (200) includes a self-position detection unit (254), a position match judgment unit (255), an advance direction detection unit (256), and a direction match judgment unit (257). At the moment when a mobile body such as a vehicle having the on-vehicle device passes through an intended point of... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.
20110035097 - Method and apparatus for determining a value of a zero point offset of a yaw rate sensor: There is described a method for determining a value of a zero point offset of a yaw rate sensor. The method comprises measuring over time the output of the yaw rate sensor, determining whether the measured output has remained within a set of limits for a pre-determined period and if... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110035101 - Vehicle and its control method: To provide a vehicle capable of performing a transition between a stable state and an inverted state with a simple structure. A vehicle in accordance with an aspect of the present invention is a vehicle that moves by inverted pendulum control, including a rider seat, a chassis, a right driving... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110035105 - Land vehicles and systems with controllable suspension systems: The land vehicle includes a body, a power plant and a plurality of land engagers, the land engagers for engaging land and propelling the land vehicle across land. The land vehicle includes a controllable suspension system, the controllable suspension system for controlling suspension movements between the body and the land... Agent: Lord Corporation Patent & Legal Services
20110035103 - Method and system for manipulating the movement of a vehicle body of a motor vehicle controllable or adjustable with respect to its movement processes and vehicle: A method and a system generates signals for influencing the movement of the body of a vehicle, wherein the chain of movements of which can be controlled or adjusted. The movement of the vehicle body is determined by sensors in relation to at least three wheels of the motor vehicle... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20110035104 - Suspension conversion method and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for modifying a vehicle chassis. In one embodiment the modified vehicle is capable of being placed close to the roadway at a position suitable for deployment of a wheel chair ramp that complies with ADA requirements. In yet another embodiment, the vehicle can be raised to a... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20110035107 - Electric power steering apparatus and control method therefor: An electric power steering apparatus comprises a charge-discharge circuit capable of configuring a circuit for charging an auxiliary power supply and a circuit for discharging a battery and the auxiliary power supply as well as configuring a discharge-preference circuit which enables only the discharge of the auxiliary power supply while... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110035106 - Method for setting an actuator that influences the driving dynamics of a vehicle: In a method for setting an actuator that influences the driving dynamics of a vehicle as a function of signals of a surround sensor system, the lateral distance of the vehicle from another vehicle is determined, and in case a minimum lateral distance is undershot, the actuator in the vehicle... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110035108 - Steering device for vehicle: A vehicle steering device has an electric power abnormality detection portion that detects abnormality of the source power supply capability of an electric power source device, a vehicle speed detection portion that detects the vehicle speed, and a motor control portion that controls the driving of the electric motor on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110035114 - Motor control device and electric steering system: A motor control device includes: a rotation angle detection portion that detects a rotation angle of a motor and outputs a rotation angle signal; an abnormal condition detection portion that detects the presence or absence of an abnormal condition of the rotation angle detection portion; a rotation angle estimation portion... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20110035110 - Power steering device for automobile: The steering system of the invention includes a processing means (26) comprising a means for determining (30) a driving signal (S3) of the power means (25) on the basis of: a first control signal (S1) determined from the measure of a torque applied by the driver on the steering wheel... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP
20110035112 - Steering system having multiple strategies and variable deadzone: A steering system for a machine having at least one steerable traction device is disclosed. The steering system may have a steering actuator operatively connected to the at least one steerable traction device, and a travel speed sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a travel speed of the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20110035109 - Steering system with automated articulation control: An articulated machine and method of operation, the articulated machine having a first frame with a first traction device and a steering apparatus that controls a steering angle thereof, the first frame pivotally coupled to a second frame at an articulation joint, the second frame having a second traction device,... Agent: Caterpillar Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20110035111 - Three wheel vehicle electronic stability system and control strategy therefor: A method for enhancing stability of a three wheel vehicle having a pair of front wheels and a single rear wheel, each of the wheels having a tire with a tire grip threshold. The method including deploying an electronic stability system (ESS) on the vehicle, providing the ESS with input... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (brp)
20110035113 - Vehicle toe angle controller: It is possible to drive a motor (7) with a high output during a low-speed travel and perform steering with a high resolution during a high-speed travel. An electric power steering device (1) causes the motor (7) to generate an auxiliary torque based on the steering torque specified by a... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20110035115 - Control unit and method for activating passenger protection means and sensor for outputting a crash-relevant signal: A control unit and a method for activating passenger protection arrangement, as well as a sensor for outputting a crash-relevant signal, are proposed. A digital signal, which is relevant for activating the passenger protection arrangement, is output with the aid of an interface. The interface has a plurality of power... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110035118 - Method of determining impact severity and adaptive impact attenuation: An adaptive energy absorption system for a vehicle seat is disclosed, utilizing an adaptive energy absorber or variable profile energy absorber (VPEA) for mitigating occupant injury due to extreme vehicle movement (e.g., during a vehicle shock event), and/or for mitigating vibration experienced by an occupant of the vehicle seat during... Agent: Ober / Kaler C/o Royal W. Craig
20110035116 - Occupant protection system for vehicle: An occupant protection system for vehicle, includes an own-vehicle information acquisition unit acquiring an own-vehicle information including a route information on a course of an own vehicle to a destination, an other-vehicle information acquisition unit acquiring other-vehicle information that is received through vehicle-to-vehicle communication and that includes position information of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110035117 - Seatbelt control device: In the case of a severe collision, the severity of the collision exceeds a first threshold value at which a pretensioner mechanism starts to activate, and then exceeds a second threshold value within a collision-discriminating time range T following the start of the activation; therefore, the force limiter mechanism unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110035119 - Automated drag reduction in moving objects: A system for reducing drag on a vehicle body moving through fluid includes a sensor mounted on the vehicle body for measuring data adjacent to the vehicle body surface, an eddy disrupter element mounted on the vehicle body for motion to a transverse position relative to the plane of the... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20110035120 - Vehicular wireless communication system: A vehicular wireless communication system includes a control in a vehicle operable to communicate with an external service provider via a wireless communication link between the equipped vehicle and the external service provider. The control may receive a user input and responsive thereto, may establish the wireless communication link between... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20110035121 - Shift rail transmission position sensing: Receiving sensor data related to position of a gear in a transmission, the sensor data including data from a first sensor and data from a second sensor; determining a first indicated position of the gear from the data from the first sensor; determining a second indicated position of the gear... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20110035123 - Shift rail transmission position sensing with tolerance for sensor loss: Further, providing a first common reference to a first set of shift rail position sensors; providing a second common reference to a second set of shift rail position sensors; receiving sensor data from each position sensor; determining that the data from the first set of position sensors is unreliable; and... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20110035125 - Control apparatus for automatic transmission: A control apparatus for an automatic transmission includes a torque calculator configured to calculate a torque required during a speed change for a hydraulic clutch at a target speed stage based on an output torque of an engine. A supply fluid pressure calculator is configured to obtain, from the calculated... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20110035124 - Method of operating an automatic transmission as well as controller: A method is provided for operating an automatic transmission for a vehicle, that includes, but is not limited to detecting whether a target speed of the vehicle is set, calculating an optimum acceleration gear in dependence of an actual virtual accelerator pedal position, and, if the optimum acceleration gear differs... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20110035126 - Driving force controlling apparatus of vehicle: A driving force controlling apparatus includes a driving force controller configured to determine a state of a road surface. A driving force controller is configured to control a driving force of a vehicle based on the road surface state. A rear-wheel speed sensor is configured to detect a rear-wheel speed.... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20110035127 - Vehicle transmission control apparatus: A vehicle transmission control apparatus includes an expected-acceleration calculator configured to calculate an expected acceleration of a vehicle based on at least an engine load and a vehicle speed. An actual-acceleration calculator is configured to calculate an actual acceleration of the vehicle. An uphill determination device is configured to calculate... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20110035128 - Electronic device for prevention and control of the street accidents risks attributable to the use of alcohol and/or their associated substances: An electronic device related to the air composition in the car's compartment in general, purposed for the prevention and control of the street accident risks attributable to the use of alcohol and/or of associated substance taking one or more environment sensors (S1, . . . , Sn) of concentration observance... Agent: Themis Law
20110035129 - Motion control device for vehicle: A motion control device for a vehicle includes a braking means for applying a brake torque to each of a plurality of wheels of the vehicle, an avoidance control means for calculating a first target quantity, used for an avoidance control for applying the brake torque to each wheel via... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20110035130 - Torque distribution control apparatus for four-wheel drive vehicle and four-wheel drive vehicle having the same: A torque distribution control apparatus for a four-wheel drive vehicle includes a vehicle-speed detector configured to detect a vehicle speed of the vehicle. A wheel-speed detector is configured to detect wheel speeds of main driving wheels and sub-driving wheels of the vehicle. A sub-driving-wheel distribution-torque calculator is configured to calculate... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20110035131 - Speed control apparatus for vehicle: A plurality of position data sets representing a plurality of points on a road ahead of a vehicle are acquired, and the degree of curvature of the road at each point is computed. On the basis of the degree of curvature, a constant curvature degree section of a curve is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20110035132 - Method for automatically controlling an internal combustion engine: A method for automatically controlling an internal combustion engine, in which an axial displacement (s(t)) and an angle of rotation (w(t)) of a gas-exchange valve are measured during a valve stroke. A displacement deviation is computed from the displacement (s(t)) relative to a reference valve, and an angle of rotation... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20110035133 - Method for controlling an internal combustion engine: A system and method are disclosed for controlling an internal combustion engine in which actual concentration of combusted gas in the intake is compared with desired concentration of combusted gas in the intake. When a difference is detected, at least one of start of injection timing and quantity of fuel... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20110035134 - Valve timing control apparatus: A valve timing control apparatus for a valve timing adjusting unit that adjusts valve timing of an engine. The control apparatus learns a reference position. The control apparatus computes an actual phase based on the learned reference position. The control apparatus computes a target phase based on an engine operational... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110035135 - Active coast and cruise control system and methods: An engine control system of the present disclosure comprises a target speed module and a coupling module. The target speed module determines a target speed of a vehicle based on a speed of the vehicle and at least one of an accelerator input and a speed control input. The coupling... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110035136 - Control device and control method for vehicle: An engine ECU executes a program including: a step of estimating the occluded amount of NOx if an engine is self-rotating and a catalyst temperature is equal to or higher than a predetermined temperature Ta(0); and a step of performing NOx reduction treatment if the estimated occluded amount of NOx... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20110035137 - Vehicle operation diagnostic device, vehicle operation diagnostic method, and computer program: Vehicle operation diagnostic devices, methods, and programs detect an idling stop of a vehicle. The devices, methods, and programs acquire a fuel consumption required for an engine of the vehicle to start, and acquire, if the idling stop is detected, an amount of fuel consumed if idling were to be... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110035138 - Method and apparatus for automatic selection of alternative routing through congested areas using congestion prediction metrics: A scheduling system and method for moving plural objects through a multipath system described as a freight railway scheduling system. The scheduling system utilizes a cost reactive resource scheduler to minimize resource exception while at the same time minimizing the global costs associated with the solution. The achievable movement plan... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Dc
20110035141 - Displaying road traffic condition information and user controls: Techniques are described for displaying or otherwise providing information to users regarding various types of road traffic condition information in various ways. The information may be provided, for example, as part of a user interface (or “UI”), which may in some situations further include one or more types of user-selectable... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20110035139 - System for monitoring vehicle use: A system for monitoring of vehicles and particularly heavy vehicles and their compliance with specific network (e.g. road) access conditions uses vehicle telematics solutions. The system includes an in-vehicle unit (IVU) associated with a vehicle being monitored. The IVU includes a receiver for receiving positioning signals, a processor for processing... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110035140 - Vehicle sensing system utilizing smart pavement markers: A roadway system is described, consisting of enhance, smart pavement markers. These smart pavement markers contain elements such as motion sensors, solar cells, radio receiver/transmitters, active lighting and processing capability. These markers can be configured in many ways, including as vehicle speed sensors, and information display systems. Such pavement marker... Agent: Mark Rodgers
20110035143 - Method and apparatus for trip planning and recording medium: A method and an apparatus for trip planning and a recording medium are provided. The method is suitable for a mobile device having a touch screen. In the method, a trip plan panel comprising a plurality of waypoint blocks arranged according to an arrangement sequence is displayed on the touch... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20110035144 - Navigation apparatus and operation part display method: A navigation apparatus which accepts an operation of an operation button displayed on a display part, the navigation apparatus including: a vehicle operation detector detecting a vehicle operation when the vehicle travels; a driver characteristics learning mechanism learning driver characteristics of a driver based on the driver operation information; and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110035145 - Navigation device: When setting a spot by designating a desired position on a map displayed on a display unit, a spot setting menu picture is displayed in the vicinity of the designated position, thereby improving the visibility of a positional relation to improve operability. A navigation device (1) is provided with an... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20110035142 - Navigation system with single initiation mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: receiving a single selection for a desired item; generating a destination for the desired item with a prioritization and a learned knowledge of a user's behavior for improving an accuracy of the destination that is generated; and calculating a route to... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20110035146 - Distributed traffic navigation using vehicular communication: A method for distributed traffic navigation in a vehicular network is presented. At each vehicle entering the network, information associated with the vehicular network is acquired and stored, and destination addresses are broadcasted as route requests. At each vehicle in the network, the stored information is updated through vehicle to... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
20110035147 - Method of determining vehicle route and navigation system: A method of determining a vehicle route includes the steps of calculating a current location; memorizing ramp section definition information, a main road route tilt attribute, and a bifurcation route tilt attribute, per ramp section; ramp section determining whether or not the current location of an own vehicle is in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110035148 - Navigation device: A navigation device includes a route searching unit for searching for a whole route leading to a destination via waypoints set by a setting unit, a route guidance unit for carrying out route guidance according to the whole route, an output unit for outputting a message showing that a vehicle... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110035149 - Flight technical control management for an unmanned aerial vehicle: Two architectures for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and a method for executing a mission plan are provided. One architecture for a UAV includes a flight command and mission execution (FCME) component making strategic decisions, a flight technical control manager (FTCM) making tactical decisions and a vehicle management system (VMS) providing... Agent: Honeywell/s&s Patent Services
20110035150 - Simple technique for dynamic path planning and collision avoidance: A system and method for dynamically mapping the position and speed of objects around a vehicle for collision avoidance purposes. The method determines the velocity of the vehicle in at least two orthogonal directions along with the position of the vehicle. From this information, a distance function map of the... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation02/03/2011 > 88 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110029155 - Bow riding unmanned water-borne vehicle: A system and method are provided for launching and recovering an unmanned, water-borne vehicle (UWBV) from a mother ship. The UWBV mimics the behavior of dolphins and is positioned ahead of the ship in preparation for bow riding. The UWBV uses a guidance system to position and keep in the... Agent: Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
20110029157 - Remote rechargeable monitoring system and method: A system including a remote server connected over a network to a battery charger is configured to track usage of rechargeable batteries. Values of various sensed parameters of a battery, such as temperature, charge, current, and water level are stored with the battery and uploaded to the remote server, either... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20110029156 - Wireless sensor system for a motor vehicle: A wireless sensor system for a transmission and other powertrain components in a motor vehicle includes a wireless sensor connected to a component of the motor vehicle. The wireless sensor includes an antenna in communication with a wireless power source and with a wireless transceiver. The wireless power source includes... Agent: Vivacqua Law, PLLC
20110029159 - Method and device for reducing on an aircraft lateral effects of a turbulence: A method and device for reducing on an aircraft lateral effects of a turbulence. The device (1) includes means (2, 3, 5, 7, A1, A2) for calculating and applying a roll control command and a yaw control command enabling the side effects generated by a turbulence event to be attenuated... Agent: J. Rodman Steele, Jr.
20110029158 - Method and system for vertical navigation using time-of-arrival control: A method and systems for controlling a speed of a vehicle are provided. The control system includes an input device configured to receive a required time of arrival (RTA) at a waypoint and a processor communicatively coupled to said input device, said processor programmed to automatically determine a dynamically adjustable... Agent: John S. Beulick (12729) C/o Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20110029160 - Methods and apparatus for a tandem divert and attitude control system: An aeronautical vehicle includes at least one set of tandem divert thrusters incorporated into the body. Each set of tandem divert thrusters includes a first divert thruster and a second divert thruster, each configured to provide substantially equal thrust forces at substantially the same time and in substantially opposite directions... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (raytheon)
20110029161 - Visual autopilot for near-obstacle flight:
20110029162 - 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
20110029164 - Aviation yoke hsi interface and flight deck control indicator and selector safety system: An aviation yoke HSI interface and flight deck control indicator and selector safety system enhances flight safety. The system incorporates a multi-controlled HSI with a yoke heading adjustment control, a yoke VOR radial selector, and a yoke heading centering control positioned on the captain yoke. The system may also incorporate... Agent: Gallagher & Dawsey Co., L.p.a.
20110029163 - Method of correcting guidance commands for fluid medium: A method of approximately correcting a vehicle's guidance system command for the disturbing effects of the medium through which it is moving, without having to sense or estimate the speed and direction of that medium. The correction is determined by taking the ratio of two scalar quantities: the speed of... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.
20110029165 - Method for determining the speed at which an aircraft breaks free of the ground effect: According to the invention, during take-off, the aircraft (AC) is given the tail strike attitude (θts) and the ailerons (6G, 6D) arc deflected fully downwards.... Agent: J. Rodman Steele, Jr.
20110029166 - Train crew support device: A train classification information interface receives train classification information, an ATS interface obtains ATS control information transmitted by an ATS system, a memory unit stores therein the train classification information, an operation determining unit determines the door opening-closing side based on a door opening information table stored in the memory... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20110029167 - Train slide control device and train slide control method: A train slide control device and a train slide control method capable of further improving the precision of slide control are achieved. The train slide control device comprises: an electromagnetic valve unit; a relay valve that outputs a pressure of the brake cylinder; and a slide controller that includes: a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20110029172 - Apparatus and method for controlling motor position and creep of electric vehicle: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for controlling motor position and creep of an electric vehicle, in which when a running vehicle is stopped, motor position control for maintaining the vehicle in the stopped position even when a brake pedal is released is performed, and then creep torque... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20110029175 - Control system and method for hybrid construction machine: A control system and method for a hybrid construction machine is provided. The control system for a hybrid construction machine includes an engine, a hydraulic pump driven by the engine to drive a hydraulic actuator, a motor-generator driven by the engine to generate electricity and to drive the hydraulic pump... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20110029169 - Controller and methods of controlling a personal electric motorized vehicle based on a weight of an operator: A personal electric motorized vehicle, a controller for controlling operation of the vehicle, and methods of controlling the vehicle are provided. The vehicle may include a weight determination device for determining a weight of an operator and a controller for controlling operation of the vehicle based on the weight of... Agent: Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP
20110029174 - Drive-train system of a vehicle, and method for controlling the operation of a drive-train system of a vehicle: A drive-train system of a vehicle having at least one internal combustion engine, which may be started using an electric machine able to be coupled thereto via a clutch and controllable via an engine-speed controller. A control value of the engine-speed controller is detected toward the end of at least... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110029173 - Hybrid vehicle qualification for preferential result: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that may be subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a possible consequential result related to a user-selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029176 - Method for operating a fuel evaporation retention system: A method is provided to prevent an undesirable flooding or breaching of an activated charcoal filter during the operation of a hybrid vehicle or of a motor vehicle with automatic start/stop. The method includes monitoring during the operation of the vehicle at least one factor that has an effect on... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20110029179 - Motor control device and motor system equipped with motor control device: A motor control device includes: an electric circuit that supplies power, which is supplied from a power source and controlled by the electric circuit, to a motor; and a control circuit that generates a command signal to be used to control operation of the electric circuit, wherein: the control circuit... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20110029177 - Multi-fuel and electric-drive hybrid power train and vehicle using the same: A system and method to control delivery of driving force generated from multiple energy sources to a drive train of a vehicle in motion. In one embodiment, the method includes checking whether the vehicle is in one of a first fuel mode, a second fuel mode, and a third fuel... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20110029168 - Route oriented paradigm for hybrid vehicles using route calculation and system utilizing same: A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a hybrid drive system utilizing route information. The route information may be learned by the vehicle's control system using an exemplary drive of the route or entered into the vehicle's control system manually or in conjunction with mapping or other software.... Agent: Michael A. Guth
20110029171 - Selective control system for vehicle operating parameters: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a preferred consequential result related to a selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029170 - System for selective vehicle operation modes: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a preferred consequential result related to a selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029178 - Traction motor control apparatus for vehicle: The traction motor control apparatus has a correction means for correcting an error included in a rotation detection signal outputted from a rotation angle sensor and outputting it as corrected rotation data for control of a motor. The correction means includes a rotation time predicting section configured to predict a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110029180 - Device for measuring the movement of a self-guided vehicle: A device for measuring the movement of a self-guiding vehicle, that has an enhanced measuring reliability, in particular during an adhesion loss and independently from the travel profile of the vehicle in terms of slope, turn and slant. To this end, the device for measuring the movement of a self-guiding... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20110029184 - Road vehicle drive behaviour analysis method: determining and memorizing the instantaneous position of the vehicle (1) expressed in geographic coordinates; determining and memorizing at least one dynamic characteristic characterizing motion of the vehicle (1); classifying a current road section just travelled by the vehicle (1); determining the space-dependent pattern of the dynamic characteristic along the current... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford
20110029181 - Selective control of an optional vehicle mode: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a preferred consequential result related to a user-selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029183 - Testing device and method for checking the operability of a nose wheel steering control unit in an aircraft: The invention relates to a testing device (12) for checking the operability of a bow steer control unit (10) in an aircraft. The bow steer control unit has a plurality of input ports and a plurality of output ports, wherein at least one of the input ports of the bow... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP
20110029182 - Vehicle system for varied compliance benefits: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a possible consequential result related to a user-selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029185 - Vehicular manipulation input apparatus: A vehicular manipulation input apparatus for a vehicle includes a manipulation panel, and a display device which displays a position indication image for displaying an indication position on the manipulation panel. It is specified whether a finger state of a hand opposing the manipulation panel is a manipulation intention expression-use... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110029186 - Failure diagnostic information generating apparatus and failure diagnostic information generating system: A failure diagnostic information generating apparatus includes a repair information acquiring unit that acquires repair information indicating the content of repair or replacement conducted for a vehicle malfunction or a cause of the malfunction; an malfunction-time vehicle information acquiring unit that acquires malfunction-time vehicle information indicating a vehicle state detected... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110029187 - Promotional correlation with selective vehicle modes: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a possible consequential result related to a user-selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029189 - Promotional correlation with selective vehicle modes: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a possible consequential result related to a user-selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029188 - Remote processing of selected vehicle operating parameters: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a possible consequential result related to a user-selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029190 - Remote processing of selected vehicle operating parameters: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a possible consequential result related to a user-selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029193 - Monitoring battery health in an hvac system: Systems and methods of monitoring battery health in an HVAC system. The charge state of a rechargeable battery and the number of amp-hours provided to or from the rechargeable battery are monitored. The number of amp-hours provided is recorded and an end-of-life condition is detected based on the number of... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110029191 - Processor system and fault managing unit thereof: A processor system having a processor core, a plurality of modules connected to the processor core and configured to generate respective fault signals, and a fault managing unit connected to the processor core and to the plurality of modules. The fault managing unit is adapted to collect a first fault... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20110029192 - Selective implementation of an optional vehicle mode: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable selective control of an operational mode for a vehicle that is subject to an administrative standard. In some instances a qualified person or entity may attain a preferred consequential result related to a selected vehicle operation mode that may involve a vehicle operation paradigm... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20110029195 - Drive assistance device: Disclosed is a drive assistance device capable of performing proper drive assistance by reducing unnecessary drive assistance operations. The drive assistance device performs drive assistance relative to stopping of a vehicle at an intersection. When the vehicle approaches the intersection where an arrow lamp device is installed at a traffic... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110029194 - Securable cover for vehicle lights: A cover for use in connection with one or more vehicle lights is provided. A lens of the cover contains an electrically activatable material that prevents the transmission of visible light from entering into and reflecting out from one or more of the vehicle lights when the electrically activatable material... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP
20110029196 - Vehicle-state based parameter adjustment system: The operation of a vehicle electronic module is influenced by vehicle-state received on a vehicle communication bus. The electronic module analyzes vehicle-state data that includes information about the vehicle's environment. The electronic module improves or maintains electronic module performance by adjusting communication processing parameters to improve driver or passenger communication.... Agent: Rim/bhgl
20110029197 - Electrically-powered actuator driving control apparatus and driving control method and vehicle having electrically-powered actuator driving control apparatus: It is a task of the invention to obtain a favorable thrust force characteristic with respect to a stroke of an actuator even if the actuator is used in a thrust force control. To solve the task, in the present invention, a linear motor type electrically-powered actuator AC with a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110029198 - Vehicular damping force control device: A suspension ECU 13 calculates a target characteristic changing coefficient a_new for changing a target characteristic, which is represented by a quadratic function, by use of the maximum actual roll angle Φ_max generated in a vehicle body during the current turning state and a turning pitch angle Θ_fy_max which is... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20110029200 - Pull drift compensation using active front steering system: A method for correcting straight-ahead driving of a motor vehicle having an active front steering system comprising the steps of determining a straight-ahead driving condition of the motor vehicle, detecting pull or drift of the motor vehicle during the straight-ahead driving condition and adjusting the steering column using the active... Agent: Angela M. Brunetti, PLLC
20110029199 - Steering control device and steering control method for working vehicle: A stationary steering operation determination means determines whether or not stationary steering operation is being performed repeatedly at a determination cycle period that is set to be longer than a cycle period at which a certain signal is detected. And a stationary steering operation determination means makes a decision as... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20110029201 - Vehicle auxiliary hydraulic system: An auxiliary hydraulic system for vehicles, in particular pick-up trucks, is configured to supply hydraulic fluid under pressure to both on-board and off-board auxiliary equipment such as snow plows, dump boxes and wood splitters. The auxiliary hydraulic system includes a multi-piston fluid pump with electrically selectable poppet valves and an... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20110029202 - Vehicle motion stability control system: Provided is a vehicle motion stability control system that combines the VSA and RTC devices in a favorable manner, and is able to effectively control the behavior of the vehicle over an entire operating range including an extreme operating region and a normal operating region. An output of the RTC... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP
20110029203 - Occupant classification system: A system for classifying an occupant located on a seating surface of a vehicle seat. The system includes a movable element and an electrode located in the vehicle seat. A sensing circuit is provided to supply a signal to the conductor. The sensing circuit also includes measurement electronics configured to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110029204 - Vehicle occupant classification system: A vehicle seat pressure sensor includes a light source, a non-fiber optical polymer sheet, a boundary layer and a detection unit. The non-fiber optical polymer sheet is composed of non-woven flexible optical polymer material and has a first surface with a peripheral edge surrounding the first surface. The peripheral edge... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20110029205 - Positive open grain saving unloading system: An unloading system for an agricultural harvesting machine for reducing grain loss by detaining a grain saver door after movement to a fully open position during the unloading process, and by rapidly returning the door to a closed position with sufficient force for urging grain in the door area back... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20110029206 - Swing control system and method for construction machine using electric motor: A swing control system and method for a construction machine using an electric motor is provided. The swing control system includes a swing electric motor swinging an upper swing structure and a swing control unit. The swing control unit includes a reference speed calculation means for calculating a reference swing... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20110029207 - Control device for automatic transmission: A control device for an automatic transmission includes a speed change controller configured to generate a speed change instruction. A temperature calculator is configured to calculate a temperature of at least one frictional engagement element among frictional engagement elements. A rotation difference calculator is configured to calculate a rotation difference... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20110029209 - Control device and control method for continuously variable transmission: An ECU executes a program including the steps of starting restriction of a target revolution number NINT of a primary pulley revolution number NIN to a limit value NGRD or lower and canceling restriction of the target revolution number NINT to the limit value NGRD or lower when a condition... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110029208 - System and method for monitoring the stability of a hybrid powertrain: A system and method for monitoring the stability of a hybrid powertrain system includes monitoring the system and its subsystems output response signals to its inputs to identify the system operating status. For example, for a hybrid powertrain system equipped with an electrically variable transmission (EVT), three signals are monitored.... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110029210 - Holistic control for stabilizing vehicle-trailer swaying: A trailer sway intervention system. The trailer sway intervention system includes a trailer having a plurality of wheels, each wheel having a brake, and a vehicle towing the trailer. The vehicle includes a plurality of sensors configured to sense operating characteristics of the vehicle, and a controller. The controller receives... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110029212 - Method of identifying positions of brake monitors: A method of identifying positions of brake monitors in relation to wheel brake units of a vehicle is provided. The brake monitors communicate by wireless to a control apparatus of the vehicle. The method includes steps of: (a) installing the brake monitors in association with the brake units; (b) individually... Agent: Wrb-ip LLP
20110029211 - Reducing brake noise during low pressure braking: A mechanism for reducing brake noise during braking of a vehicle. The mechanism includes controllers and methods that “hold” a currently applied braking torque rather than applying the operator-requested braking torque when a vehicle is traveling at a low speed and the operator-requested braking torque is within a predetermined range.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20110029213 - Train braking device and train braking method: The train braking device includes an air brake controller in which a plurality of friction coefficients corresponding to a brake command and a brake initial velocity are stored, an electropneumatic conversion valve that converts a pressure control signal transmitted from the air brake controller into a pneumatic signal, a relay... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20110029214 - Device and method for monitoring vehicle tires: A method for monitoring vehicle tires by: 1) determining that a complete deflation or blow-out occurs if speed variation of one wheel of a vehicle is larger than or equal to a threshold value, and wheel speeds of other wheels of the vehicle are approximately constant, 2) associating a blow-out... Agent: Matthias Scholl
20110029215 - Method for controlling a vehicle brake system, the slip of which can be regulated electronically: The invention relates to a vehicle braking system, the slip of which can be regulated electronically, for which, in the event of an automatic braking process, the activation of the foot pedal by the driver, does not result in a significant actuating path. The driver therefore disadvantageously perceives different pedal... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20110029216 - Diagnostic systems and methods for sensors in homogenous charge compression igintion engine systems: An engine control system for a homogenous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine includes an airflow determination module and a sensor diagnostic module. The airflow determination module generates a first plurality of estimates of airflow into the HCCI engine when the HCCI engine is operating in a first combustion mode, wherein... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110029219 - Alternate fuel blending system and associated method: A fuel control system for controlling the use of primary fuel and alternate fuel in an internal combustion engine without cross-contamination of fuel types. Cross-contamination of fuel types may eliminate the ability to receive certain benefits or financial incentives associated with use of alternate fuel, including but not limited to... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20110029218 - Engine control apparatus: The present invention performs correction appropriately according to errors in the fuel system and air system respectively and corrects both variations in the air-fuel ratio and torque. When the difference between a target air-fuel ratio and a real air-fuel ratio is equal to or below a predetermined value when feedback... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20110029217 - Fuel injection pin displacement profile interpolation: According to various embodiments of the invention, a map of injection pin profiles is experimentally determined at various locations spanning an engine operating plane. Injector pin profiles at points within the continuum spanned by the experimentally determined profiles are determined by interpolating between surrounding experimentally determined injector pin profiles. Various... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20110029220 - Intake system control device and method: an intake system control device includes: an acquisition section that acquires an operation condition of an engine; a steady-state value determination section that determines input and output steady-state values for an intake system of the engine based on the acquired operation condition; a gain determination section that determines a gain... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110029221 - Control method and control device for engine: One example method for an engine having an automatic stopping function in which the engine is automatically stopped when a predetermined engine stopping condition is satisfied, and then the engine is automatically restarted when a predetermined engine restarting condition is satisfied, includes the following: a first step for driving a... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20110029222 - Method for controlling cylinder deactivation: A method of controlling a cylinder deactivation system is disclosed. Information from one or more sensors is received by a control unit. The control unit compares the current values of a parameter with one or more prohibited ranges in order to determine if cylinder deactivation should be prohibited. The one... Agent: Plumsea Law Group, LLC
20110029223 - Method for detecting electric power blips and managing the operation of a motor: The present invention relates particularly to a method for detecting electric power blips during transmission of an electric signal representative of a magnitude detected by a sensor (1) to an electronic control unit associated with a motor, characterized in that it includes the steps of: a) measuring said electric signal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110029224 - Assessing road traffic flow conditions using data obtained from mobile data sources: Techniques are described for assessing road traffic conditions in various ways based on obtained traffic-related data, such as data samples from vehicles and other mobile data sources traveling on the roads, as well as in some situations data from one or more other sources (such as physical sensors near to... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20110029225 - Systems and methods for providing optimal taxi clearances: A system is delineated comprising a display and a receiver coupled to the display for receiving data for presenting on the display, the data representing spoken VHF messages.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20110029226 - Information technology for finding a location based on an image at another location: A computer system displays an image of a first geographic location by a computer system, receives a user selection of a portion of the image of the first geographic location, processes the user-selected image portion to identify a meaning for the user-selected image portion, computes a logical connection between the... Agent: Ibm Svl (anthony England)
20110029228 - Map information delivery system, method, and program: A map information delivery system, including a navigation apparatus, is capable of preferentially receiving map updating information based on a host vehicle's state. The updating information may be preferentially received based on whether a destination has been set, a location of the updating information relative to an updating position or... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110029227 - Navigation device and method for emphasising a map route: A method, a device and a computer readable medium are disclosed for navigation. The method includes determining map information for display on an integrated input and display device of a navigation device, based upon a determined route of travel of the navigation device; and differentiating at least a portion of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20110029232 - Distribution system and vehicle-mounted device: In a distribution system comprising a center device for distributing, content information and an vehicle-mounted device, when information on a parking lot that is a distribution destination exists, the center device transmits content information including the information on the parking lot to the vehicle-mounted device (step S9). This constitution enables... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.
20110029231 - Method for route determination and device for it: A method is provided for determining a route for a route guidance, in which a first route is determined on the assumption of a first traffic situation, a second route is determined on the assumption of a second traffic situation, the second route being compared to the first route, and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110029230 - Navigation apparatus and guide route search method: A traffic jam guide image showing traffic jam conditions of a plurality of road sections ahead of a current location of a vehicle is displayed together with a map image during a guidance of a guide route from the current location to a destination. Based on a user operation performed... Agent: Alpine/bhgl
20110029229 - System and method of providing directions to a user of a wireless communication device: A wireless communication device communicates Radio Frequency (RF) signals with a wireless communication network, and receives navigation signals from a constellation of satellites orbiting the Earth. When the device travels to an area where the RF signals from the network are weak or non-existent, the device automatically activates its Global... Agent: Coats & Bennett/sony Ericsson
20110029233 - System and method for delivery route assistance: A system, method, and apparatus for delivery route assistance. A method includes receiving a delivery location and an image associated with each of a plurality of items and determining a planned delivery route for delivery of the items. The method also includes displaying execution instructions for the planned delivery route... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110029234 - Threat analysis toolkit: A method and system for managing an aircraft's flight path by identifying and categorizing potential threats in the aircraft's original flight path and determining an alternate flight path. The alternate flight path is selected from potential flight paths and has a threat value lower than any of the potential flight... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20110029235 - Vehicle control: A method of vehicle control, in which a global target trajectory is tracked by successively calculating an optimum local trajectory in 4D output space to approach the global trajectory and observe vehicle performance limits and surrounding obstacle clearance. A receding horizon framework is proposed which successively updates the optimum local... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20110029236 - Gps-based wireless network connection selection and network topology overlay on satellite geographic map: A method enables users to automatically switch available network connections for the current position as indicated by GPS while maintaining Internet connection. The selection of the network connection depends on a network connection profile which may be built up gradually and the score of each connection. Moreover the local network... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20110029237 - Portable navigation device, portable electronic communications apparatus, and method of generating radio data system information therefor: A portable navigation device includes a processing resource operably coupled to a Radio Data System communications unit and a location determination unit. In at least one embodiment, the processing resource supports a country code selector and is operably coupled to a data store capable of storing Radio Data System country... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20110029238 - Satellite navigation apparatus and associated method: A navigation method, which is applied to a satellite navigation apparatus, includes: determining whether the satellite navigation apparatus is in a free-run mode; and, when the satellite navigation apparatus is under the free-run mode, recording a route, which the satellite navigation apparatus passes through, in a database for the use... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20110029239 - Navigation system, in-vehicle device, navigation method, and computer-readable medium: A navigation system is provided. An in-vehicle device is mounted on a vehicle. A data providing apparatus provides data regarding navigation to the in-vehicle device. The data providing apparatus detects current position data of the vehicle, accumulates map image data, cuts the map image data in a display size of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110029240 - Host based satellite positioning systems: Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide a host based positioning system. The host based positioning system includes a tracker hardware interface that connects to a dedicated hardware space vehicle tracker. The tracker hardware interface receives positioning information from the space vehicle tracker. The host based positioning system... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20110029241 - Personal navigation system and associated methods: A personal navigation system, including: at least one inertial sensor module associated with a user, the inertial sensor module comprising at least one sensor to generate location data associated with the user; a communication device to receive and/or transmit at least a portion of the location data; and an onsite... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20110029242 - Generating a kinematic indicator for combat identification classification: In accordance with a particular embodiment of the invention, a kinematic indicator generator may receive tracking data describing the position and velocity of a target. The tracking data may be used to identify an event describing an action of the target that may have occurred. The probability that the event... Agent: Baker Botts LLPPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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