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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location July category listing 07/11Below 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. 07/28/2011 > 60 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. category listing
20110184589 - Method and system for modifying operation according to detected orientation: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) mountable within a vehicle receives input power and produces a first output in response to the received input power even in the absence of the input power. A detector is coupled to the UPS and detects a situation parameter associated with the vehicle and/or the... Agent:
20110184588 - System and method for estimating and detecting speed: A system for determining instances when a vehicle's indicated speed exceeds a governing speed includes a receiver to receive information from which a vehicle's location envelope, indicated direction of travel, and indicated speed can be derived, and a processor. The processer is configured to ascertain a location envelope in which... Agent:
20110184590 - Unmanned aerial vehicle take-off and landing systems: Unmanned aerial vehicle take-off and landing systems are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method of landing an unmanned aerial vehicle includes programming a landing location for the unmanned aerial vehicle utilizing a user input device. The unmanned aerial vehicle is launched. Communications between the unmanned aerial vehicle and the... Agent: Geneva Aerospace
20110184591 - System and method for determining characteristic parameters in an aircraft: The present invention provides a method and a calculation system for an aircraft, with at least one sensor for detecting aeroelastic and flight-mechanical momenta of the aircraft, for detecting positions and movements of control surfaces of the aircraft or for detecting speeds of gusts of wind acting on the aircraft... Agent:
20110184592 - Alternate airspeed computation when air data computer (adc) fails: An avionics system comprising a primary airspeed data source and a flight management computer is provided. The primary airspeed data source is configured to calculate a primary airspeed. The flight management computer is configured to use airspeed as an aid to control an aircraft, wherein the flight management computer is... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110184593 - System for facilitating control of an aircraft: A system for providing flight control instructions to an aircraft is claimed, wherein using aircraft position or velocity data, an outer control loop algorithm determines an aircraft target angle and an inner control loop algorithm outputs commands to cause the aircraft to achieve the target angle. Utilizing the commands outputted... Agent:
20110184594 - Systems and methods for providing aircraft heading information: Systems and methods for providing aircraft heading information are provided. In one embodiment, an attitude heading reference device comprises: at least one interface for receiving heading information from one or more IRUs; at least one set of gyroscopes and accelerometers; a memory device for storing data representing heading information received... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110184596 - Method for platooning of vehicles in an automated vehicle system: Disclosed is a method of increasing track capacity in an automated vehicle system, the automated vehicle system comprising a network of tracks along which vehicles are adapted to travel, the network comprising at least one merge point at which at least two up stream tracks merge to form a downstream... Agent: Posco
20110184600 - Adaptive initial estimation and dynamic determination and update of distance until charge of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: An electric vehicle such as a PHEV or a BEV and a method of control includes receiving from a user of the vehicle, at an interface of the vehicle, a distance until charge (DUC) value indicative of the distance from a current position that the vehicle is intended to be... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110184597 - Device for reducing the likelihood of damage to a trailing cable: A device for reducing damage to an electric vehicle powered by a trailing cable, the device including an electric sensor for determining the mobile equipment's position relative to a hazard, and an electric controller responsive to the electrical means for operating a motor to change the operation of the electric... Agent: Joy Mm Delaware, Inc.
20110184603 - Direction determination for active park assist: A vehicle has a hybrid electric system and a parking assist system. The hybrid electric system includes at least one motor outputting a direction-indicating speed signal. The parking assist system configured for affecting steering and speed control of the vehicle for maneuvering the vehicle into a target parking location. Affecting... Agent:
20110184602 - Hybrid vehicles: A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when the load is at... Agent: Paice LLC
20110184598 - Parallel hybrid vehicle optimal storage system: The present invention is a method and apparatus by which power is controlled in a hybrid electric vehicle such that high levels of performance and efficiency are realized. The present invention includes a method and apparatus developed to optimize the use of energy in a hybrid vehicle application from the... Agent: Bowling Green State University
20110184601 - System and method for operating a vehicle in multiple transportation networks: A system and method for operating a vehicle in multiple zones is disclosed. In one aspect, there is a vehicle for transporting a load comprising an energy storage device configured to receive and store energy originating from at least one of a power source and a linear motor and a... Agent:
20110184599 - Transmission for a road vehicle with hybrid propulsion: Transmission for a road vehicle with hybrid propulsion; the transmission having: a gearbox provided with one primary shaft, one secondary shaft and at least one pump actuated by an activating shaft; at least one clutch connected to the primary shaft and having a part which is normally conductive and can... Agent: Ferrari S.p.a.
20110184604 - Hierarchical contingency management system for mission planners: A system controls a team of vehicles. The system includes a plan dependency identifier, a contingency monitor, and an alert formulator. The plan dependency identifier analyzes a mission plan and identifies mission constraints of the mission plan. The contingency monitor continuously reviews execution of the mission plan for violations of... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20110184605 - Driverless vehicle: Each respective vehicle of a plurality of vehicles transports a vehicle navigation system. A position determining system determines a position and a velocity of the respective vehicle and an information acquisition system is operable to determine a displacement and velocity between the respective vehicle and a vehicle adjacent to the... Agent:
20110184606 - Method and device for the calibration or diagnosis of a motor vehicle brake system having a cyclically operated pump: A method for the calibration or diagnosis of a motor vehicle brake system having a cyclically operated pump. At least one parameter (URPOff), representing the electromotor force of the reference pump, is repeatedly ascertained during operation of a reference pump under defined guidelines. A statistical characteristic variable (<URPOff>) is derived... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
20110184607 - Method and system for exposing and recording embedded avionics data: A method of exposing and recording embedded avionics data using dynamically assigned labels assigns a first plurality of data labels to aircraft controller parameters designated for at least one aircraft sub-controller. A second plurality of data labels are dynamically assigned to desired embedded parameters of an aircraft main controller. At... Agent:
20110184608 - Controlling method for a steering system: if the difference is lower than a threshold value (ε) and if the speed (V) of the vehicle is higher than a threshold value (Vmin), the instantaneous value of the rack load (FR) is stored into the control device (10, 16) as offset value.... Agent: Thyssenkrupp Presta Ag
20110184609 - Power assisted steering for an automobile: The invention relates to a power assisted steering system (21) that includes an electric assist motor (22) arranged to assist the manual force exerted by a driver on the steering wheel of the automobile, a processing means (23) arranged to control the electric assist motor (22), the processing means (23)... Agent: Jtekt Europe
20110184610 - Detection method for a motor vehicle: e
20110184614 - Methods for control of transmission and prime mover: Embodiments relate to methods of controlling a prime mover and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT has a group of spherical power adjusters. Each power adjuster has a tiltable axis of rotation. Embodiments also relate to methods of optimizing a vehicle having a drive motor and a continuously variable... Agent:
20110184611 - Multi-stage non-sequential downshift control for an automatic transmission: An improved downshift control for an automatic transmission optimized for sequential shifting achieves a non-sequential fifth gear to third gear downshift by reducing the main pressure of the transmission hydraulic control system, allowing a offgoing clutch to slip, disengaging the offgoing clutch, using torque reduction to control engine speed, engaging... Agent: General Motors Corporation@@gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110184613 - Multiple-ratio automatic transmission control method and system for ratio upshifts: A speed ratio shaft control for multiple ratio vehicle transmission has controlled release of an off-going transmission clutch and controlled engagement of an on-coming transmission clutch during a speed ratio upshift, at least one clutch being a friction torque establishing clutch. A controller, using shift-timing software strategy, actively manages in... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110184612 - Ratio shift control system and method for a multiple-ratio automatic transmission: A control system and method for controlling a multiple gear ratio automatic transmission in a powertrain for an automatic transmission having pressure activated friction torque elements to effect gear ratio upshifts. The friction torque elements are synchronously engaged and released during a torque phase of an upshift event as torque... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110184615 - Anti-rollback control system for hybrid and conventional powertrain vehicles: The present invention provides an anti-rollback control system for use in a motor vehicle, having a powertrain which includes an ICE and/or an electric motor, and an automatic or automated transmission system, for preventing undesired rolling of said vehicle on an incline. Said anti-rollback control system comprises: a tilt sensor;... Agent:
20110184616 - Method for controlling the torque converter clutch (tcc) pressure during power downshift events: A method is provided for controlling the torque converter clutch (TCC) pressure during power downshift events. In order to provide a method for controlling the torque converter clutch (TCC) pressure during power downshift events, the present invention proposes that an inertia torque is computed at the beginning of the shift... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110184617 - Driver assistance system for avoiding collisions of a vehicle with pedestrians: A driver assistance system for avoiding collisions of a vehicle with pedestrians, the system including a camera sensor and/or a beam sensor. When an object moving at a given speed on a pedestrian crossing is detected, the object is detected as being a pedestrian with a probability that is sufficiently... Agent: Adc Automotive Distance Control Systems Gmbh
20110184618 - Emergency braking system: An emergency braking system for a vehicle is designed to be operated upon detecting generation of an electromyogram in a driver. An electromyography is provided on a steering wheel of the vehicle. When the electromyogram detected by the electromyography exceeds a predetermined level, a braking system is operated. The electromyography... Agent:
20110184621 - Method and apparatus for increasing the stopping accuracy of a moving object: A method and a device increase the stopping accuracy of a moving object, in particular a rail vehicle, at a predetermined stopping point. An RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) signal generated at the stopping point is received by the object and is used as a guidance variable for approaching the stopping... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20110184620 - Vehicle braking apparatus suppressing excessive slip of wheel during braking: A vehicle braking apparatus that can exert high braking performance during vehicle braking is implemented by a control mode that can be realized in a braking apparatus. In controlling the braking apparatus of a vehicle, a climb rate of a wheel cylinder braking oil pressure is decreased smaller than a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110184619 - Vehicle controlling apparatus and train: According to one embodiment, a vehicle controlling apparatus includes a storage unit, a setting unit, a changing unit, and a controller. The storage unit stores plurality sets of target information. The setting unit sequentially sets at least part of the plurality of target information to be satisfied until a vehicle... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110184623 - Differentiated takeoff thrust method and system for an aircraft: A method for propelling an aircraft (1), wherein the engines (M1-M4) of the aircraft (1) with three or more engines are controlled in such a manner that the aircraft (1) can apply the current method to take off from a short and/or slippery runway (A) with a higher takeoff weight... Agent:
20110184622 - Vehicle drive control apparatus, travel section pick-up apparatus and method of picking up travel section: A vehicle drive control apparatus for use in a vehicle collects the number of travels in each of road sections in a traveled route for each of travel directions, extracts road sections having been traveled for more than a threshold number for each of travel directions, and stores extracted road... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110184624 - Gas detection device: The present invention relates to a gas detection device (200) comprising a laser sensor unit (100). The laser sensor unit (100) is adapted to emit laser light being adapted to be at least partially absorbed by a gas to be detected (50). The laser sensor unit (100) is further adapted... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110184627 - Engine control system: A ground engaging vehicle including a frame, an engine, a controller, an accelerator, a position sensor and an interpreter. The engine is supported by the frame and the engine includes a throttle. The controller is in communication with the engine. The position sensor is associated with the accelerator. The position... Agent:
20110184626 - Method and device of a control for a start- stop control operation of an internal combustion engine: In a method of control for a start-stop operation of an internal combustion engine in a motor vehicle for briefly stopping and starting the internal combustion engine, which is started by an electric machine as starter, a detection device detects the position and the rotational speed of a crankshaft following... Agent:
20110184625 - Spark plug having a thermosensor: A spark plug includes a ground electrode, a center electrode and a thermosensor for detecting a temperature, the thermosensor being situated on a combustion chamber-side end of the spark plug near the combustion chamber, and an end area of the thermosensor being situated so that it is exposed on the... Agent:
20110184628 - Fuel correction systems and methods: A fuel control system for a vehicle comprises a fuel delivery module, a torque ratio determination module, and a correction factor module. The fuel delivery module supplies first and second amounts of diesel fuel to a cylinder of an engine during first and second combustion cycles for the cylinder, respectively.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110184629 - Fuel-based injection control: Systems and methods of operating an engine with a varying fuel composition. In one example, a split injection is performed during engine cranking with at least some fuel injected in the intake stroke and some fuel injected in the compression stroke. Further, a split ratio of the injection is adjusted... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110184630 - Method for controlling an engine valve of an internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine system is equipped with a controllable engine valve actuation system. Controlling lift of an engine valve includes periodically monitoring engine valve lift and engine crank angle. A preferred engine valve lift profile is determined in a crank angle-domain. A preferred engine valve position is determined in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110184631 - Nox control during load increases: A method of controlling a diesel engine connected to a load, the method including the steps of detecting an increased torque requirement and matching a fuel flow with an airflow. The detecting an increased torque requirement step detects an increased torque requirement for the engine, the increased torque requirement taking... Agent:
20110184632 - Adaptive intake oxygen estimation in a diesel engine: A method for estimating an oxygen concentration in an intake manifold of a diesel engine utilizing exhaust gas recirculation includes monitoring engine operation, monitoring an exhaust gas recirculation valve, and monitoring an exhaust air fuel ratio. When the engine operates in steady state with the exhaust gas recirculation valve in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110184633 - Method for starting an internal combustion engine: A method for starting an internal combustion engine, in which a control unit starts at least one function at a specific crankshaft angle, the function being shifted from the start of the internal combustion engine until a final condition is reached by a relative angle to a later crankshaft angle.... Agent:
20110184634 - Traveling vehicle system: A controller (140) included in a traveling vehicle system (100) includes: a traveling-prohibited section setting unit (145) configured to set a traveling-prohibited section which is a section of a traveling path (130) which a traveling vehicle cannot travel; a determination unit (147) configured to determine, for each of stations, when... Agent: Murata Machinery Ltd.
20110184635 - Closed airport surface alerting system: A system and a method alerts the occupant of an aircraft that the aircraft is in, or approaching, a zone of awareness associated with a closed surface at the airport.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110184637 - Map interface with a movable marker: A map user interface is described, including a view transmitted from a server computer system to a client computer system, the view including a map and a location marker at an initial location on the map, the location marker being movable from the initial location to a target location on... Agent: Iac Search & Media, Inc.
20110184638 - Map interface with a movable marker: A map user interface is described, including a view transmitted from a server computer system to a client computer system, the view including a map and a location marker at an initial location on the map, the location marker being movable from the initial location to a target location on... Agent: Iac Search & Media, Inc.
20110184636 - Method of operating a navigation system to provide geographic location information: A computer implemented method of operating a navigation system to provide geographic location information is provided. The method comprises receiving a query text string representing a query for a geographic location from a user and obtaining data records that represent a plurality of candidate geographic locations. The method computes a... Agent:
20110184640 - Automatic origin determination for faster route request initiation and resulting system response time: When a user enters, initializes, or otherwise starts using a navigation function, such as a navigation function on a mobile phone or a stand-alone device, a current location is automatically estimated, prior to or in the absence of a GPS fix, for use as an origin in route determination. The... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20110184642 - Fuel efficient routing system and method: A more fuel efficient route between two locations is determined from a plurality of possible different routes and displayed. The different routes can be made up of links or route segments that can begin and end with a node or link transition, each different route comprising at least one different... Agent: Daimler Trucks North America LLC
20110184639 - Method of operating a navigation system to provide route guidance: A method of operating a navigation system to provide a route guidance message for traveling a route is disclosed. A preferred name of a feature visible from a road segment is obtained in a native language from a geographic database associated with the navigation system. The parts-of-speech of the preferred... Agent:
20110184643 - Mobile content creation, sharing, and commerce in a geo-spatial environment: A method, apparatus, and system of a mobile content creation, sharing, and commerce in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes communicating a positioning data of the mobile device to a server at a periodic interval, automatically generating in the mobile device, in response to the... Agent:
20110184641 - Navigation apparatus, navigation method and program: There is provided a navigation apparatus including a storage unit that stores vehicle lane information for a guidance point, a determination unit that determines a traveling direction of a vehicle, a detection unit that detects whether or not there is the guidance point in the traveling direction of the vehicle,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110184644 - Tightly coupled gps and dead-reckoning vehicle navigation: A tightly coupled GPS and dead-reckoning system collects wheel speed transducer data over a vehicle's network to compute vehicle range and direction. The dead-reckoning bridges over gaps in navigation solutions that would otherwise occur when GPS signal transmission is lost in tunnels, parking garages, and other common situations. Continual calibration... Agent:
20110184645 - Use of accelerometer only data to improve gnss performance: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for improving satellite navigation by assessing the dynamic state of a platform for a satellite navigation receiver and using this data to improve navigation models and satellite tracking algorithms. The dynamic state of the receiver platform may be assessed using only accelerometer data,... Agent: Sirf Technology Holdings, Inc.
20110184646 - Using relative position data in a mobile computing device: A mobile computing device comprises a relative position determination circuit, a position determination circuit, and a processing circuit. The relative position determination circuit is configured to provide relative position data from a first position of the mobile computing device to a second position of the mobile computing device. The position... Agent: Palm, Inc.
20110184647 - Airborne widefield airspace imaging and monitoring: A Widefield Airspace Imaging and Navigation System to provide UASs with wide field airspace imaging and collision avoidance capabilities. An array of optical lenses are distributed throughout the aircraft to provide an unobstructed view in all directions around the aircraft. Each collection lens is coupled through an optical fiber to... Agent:07/21/2011 > 58 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. category listing
20110178657 - Guided vehicle system: A guided vehicle system that achieves a higher conveyance efficiency by manipulating an exclusion control executed with respect to a junction section includes a traveling path, a plurality of guided vehicles, and a guided vehicle controller. The traveling path includes a linear section, an exit-side connecting path, and a second... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
20110178656 - Method and apparatus for setting programmable features of an automotive appliance: An interactive interface facilitates the setting of preferences and other programmable parameters of an automotive appliance. The interface is hosted by a server on a global computer network. The automobile owner initiates a connection to the server and is presented with a graphical user interface for setting the preferences and... Agent:
20110178654 - Method of monitoring vehicle batteries: A method for monitoring a vehicle battery includes running a timer while the vehicle and a controller are in off states. The method wakes the control module after a first time increment measured by the timer, and sets a second time increment. If needed, the method samples a first state... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110178655 - Multi sensor detection, stall to stop and lock disabling system: A multi sensor detection and disabling lock system includes detector cases for holding interchangeable detectors that sample for chemical, biological and radiological compounds, agents and elements, with each detector case disposed in or upon the monitored product whereupon light alarm indicators (color coded) on the detector case light up when... Agent:
20110178658 - Systems and methods for monocular airborne object detection: Systems and methods for airborne object detection using monocular sensors are provided. In one embodiment, a system for detecting moving objects from a mobile vehicle comprises: an imaging camera; a navigation unit including at least an inertial measurement unit; and a computer system coupled to the image camera and the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110178659 - Method for controlling a hybrid drive in a rail vehicle: A method is proposed for controlling a hybrid drive in a rail vehicle in which an electronic route timetable (SPL) is predefined as route-section-related speeds by means of a train control device, route-section-related types of drive for the rail vehicle are predictively determined by means of the electronic route timetable... Agent: Mtu Friedrichshafen Gmbh
20110178666 - Anti-rollback control system for motor vehicles: The present invention provides an anti-rollback control system for use in a motor vehicle having a powertrain that includes an accelerator pedal that is mechanically incorporated with at least one position-sensing electronic device, for preventing undesired rolling of said vehicle on an incline. Said anti-rollback control system comprises: a tilt... Agent:
20110178661 - Control algorithm for low-voltage circuit in hybrid and conventional vehicles: A method for controlling a low-voltage circuit of a vehicle having a generator includes monitoring operating conditions of the vehicle and determining whether surplus generator load is available. Available surplus generator load is captured and used to power the low-voltage circuit. The low-voltage circuit may include a low-voltage battery, which... Agent:
20110178665 - Controller for hybrid system: A controller for the hybrid system includes: an alcohol concentration detector that detects alcohol concentration of fuel; a demanded coolant temperature setting device that sets a demanded coolant temperature higher as the alcohol concentration increases; an internal combustion engine stopped state determination device that determines whether an internal combustion engine... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110178662 - Derivative-based hybrid drive motor control for driveline oscillation smoothing: A method minimizes driveline disturbances in a vehicle having a motor generator unit (MGU) and a controller, which may be a motor control processor or a hybrid control processor. The method includes determining a set of motor values of the MGU, including a change in motor speed, a derivative of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110178660 - Drive system for a vehicle: The invention relates to a drive system for a vehicle, in particular, for an agricultural or industrial commercial vehicle. The drive system (10) comprises a first and a second drive module (12, 14), a first and a second branch (22, 24), at least one controller (16) and at least one... Agent:
20110178664 - Hybrid 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 a 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. In... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110178663 - Plug-in electric vehicle interlock: To prevent damage of a cord set used to charge a plug-in electric vehicle when the vehicle is driven away while the cord set is attached, an interlock can be provided to disable the vehicle. Such interlock may be based on a protective door over the charging receptacle being open... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110178667 - Vehicle, controller and controlling method of the same: The vehicle is provided with a body; a pair of right and left wheels; a first motor that drives one of the wheels; a second motor that drives the other one of wheels; a controller for receiving a target current value for the first motor and controlling current of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110178669 - Autonomous mobile device: An electronic controller defining an autonomous mobile device a self-location estimation unit to estimate a self-location based on a local map that is created according to distance/angle information relative to an object in the vicinity and the travel distance of an omni wheel, an environmental map creation unit to create... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
20110178668 - Environmental map correction device and autonomous mobile device: An environmental map correction device that acquires an environmental map that matches an actual ambient environment includes a conversion unit arranged to convert object existence probability information of respective grids configuring a global map into image information (shading information of a black and white image, a display unit arranged to... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
20110178671 - Diagnosis of wheel alignment using gps: A method to monitor alignment of wheels of a vehicle through analysis of a GPS signal includes monitoring the GPS signal, determining an actual trajectory of the vehicle based upon the GPS signal, monitoring a vehicle sensor indicating an expected change in vehicle heading, determining an expected trajectory of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110178675 - Method and device for locating the longitudinal position of the wheels of a vehicle: A method for locating the longitudinal position of wheels (2, 3, 5, 6) of a vehicle (1) in which each wheel is fitted with a tangential measurement sensor (16) suitable for delivering measurement signals including a carrier of amplitudes and frequencies that are a function of the vibratory impacts sustained... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh
20110178674 - Method for detecting leaks in a tank system: The invention relates to a method for preparing models of technical devices, wherein each technical device comprises units that are connected to each other by means of connection point, wherein, when performing the method, at least one structure made of units connected to each other by means of connection points... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20110178672 - Protective device against corrosion for an onboard electrical system and method for the control thereof: A protective device against corrosion for an onboard electrical system, in particular thermal corrosion. The protective device includes at least one sensor for detecting a shunt and a switching device which is controllable by the sensor and outputs a switching pulse for the activation of a control unit upon control... Agent:
20110178670 - System and method for indicating an efficiency level of energy usage by an automotive vehicle: A system and method is provided for indicating an efficiency level of energy usage by an automotive vehicle to a passenger in the vehicle. The system includes a computer-readable storage medium, a controller, an interior-lighting system, and a display unit. The controller processes energy usage signals to obtain the given... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110178676 - Tire and detection-alarm mechanism thereof: A detection-alarm mechanism is provided. The detection-alarm mechanism for a tire includes a sensor, an electronic processing unit, a post-processing unit and a display unit. The sensor includes a substrate disposed in the tire and at least one photoelectronic element fixed to the substrate. If the tire is cracked, light... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110178673 - Weight detection device for vehicle and method for detecting weight of vehicle component: A vehicle includes a wheel and a vehicle body connected with each other via a suspension having a spring. An oscillation detection unit detects an oscillation of the vehicle body in forward and backward directions. A resonance frequency detection unit detects a resonance frequency of the vehicle body according to... Agent: Nippon Soken, Inc.
20110178677 - Machine control and guidance system incorporating a portable digital media device: A machine control and guidance system for an earthmoving machine, includes one or more sensors and a portable digital media device mounted on the earthmoving machine. The portable digital media device may comprise an iPhone, an iTouch, or other similar device. Each of the sensors senses the position or orientation... Agent: Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies LLC
20110178678 - Vehicle state management system, vehicle, vehicle state management program: A system and the like capable of preventing the over discharge of the power source mounted on the vehicle, while alleviating the work for monitoring the power supply ability of the power source is provided. According to a vehicle state management system 10 of the present invention, a power supply... Agent: Honda Motot Co., Ltd.
20110178679 - Method for operating a control system of a motorcycle: The invention relates to a method for operating a control system (63) of a motorcycle (60), which moves an electromechanical steering lock (10) from an unlocked position (1) to a locked position (2) and vice-versa, with an ignition system (62) to start the engine of the motorcycle (60), which is... Agent: Huf Hulsbeck & Furst Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110178680 - Vehicle control device and vehicle control method: A vehicle control device (10) is provided that can predict a driving operation of a driver earlier to respond to the driving operation quickly. The vehicle control device (10) includes: a posture measuring unit (11) to measure a posture indicating a state of at least one of the buttock region,... Agent:
20110178681 - Method of protecting motor-driven steering system from overheat: In a method of protecting a motor-driven power steering system from overheat, it is possible to prevent a set temperature value from being largely increased by the peripheral circuits of the electronic control unit and improve safety of the motor-driven power steering system by controlling steering current on the basis... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
20110178683 - Method and control device for detecting a lateral and/or a roof position of a vehicle: A method for detecting a lateral position and/or a roof position of a vehicle, the method including a first step of receiving a lateral value and/or a vertical value via an interface, the lateral value representing a lateral acceleration and/or the vertical value representing a vertical acceleration. Furthermore, the method... Agent:
20110178682 - Method for selecting safety measures to be taken to increase the safety of vehicle occupants: In a method for selecting safety measures to be taken to increase the safety of occupants of a vehicle, which safety measures relate to a hazard due to environmental influences, a relevance of the hazard is inferred from received position data and warning message data, and at least one safety... Agent:
20110178685 - Device for evaluating the transverse acceleration of an automobile vehicle and corresponding method: A device for evaluating the transverse acceleration of a motor vehicle measures the rotational speeds of two wheels of the vehicle, estimates the transverse acceleration of the vehicle from these speeds, and calculates, as a function of vehicle operating parameters, particularly of the rotational speeds of the wheels and of... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20110178686 - Method and apparatus for multivariate active driveline damping: A multivariate control method and system to control torque output from a powertrain system to a driveline is provided, to reduce driveline oscillations. The powertrain preferably comprises hybrid powertrain having a plurality of torque-generative devices connected to a transmission. Desired powertrain and driveline operating states are determined, as are a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110178684 - Speed change system for work vehicle: A speed change system for work vehicle having a continuously variable transmission device selects a first change gear ratio which is set larger than a smallest change gear ratio, when an engine rotational speed is a first set rotational speed which is set equal or close to an idling rotational... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20110178687 - Adjustable brake booster: s
20110178689 - Device for controlling traveling of vehicle: After a vehicle has entered a curve, a deviation (Sch) between a target turning state quantity Td and an actual turning state quantity Ta is computed. In a stage in which Sch does not reach a predetermined value after the vehicle has entered the curve, the possibility of the vehicle... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20110178688 - Method and device for hydraulic brake boosting: A technique for boosting hydraulic brake pressure in a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system is proposed, wherein a first pressure component of a brake pressure in the brake system is generated in a driver-controlled manner. A method in this respect comprises the steps of acquiring a deceleration value that indicates... Agent:
20110178690 - Variation estimating device of object: The variation estimating device of object is preferably used for estimating the variation of the object with respect to the time axis. The first estimating unit estimates the variation of the object behind the actual variation of the object, and the second estimating unit estimates the variation of the object... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110178691 - Accelerator pedal torque request systems and methods: An engine control system comprises a pedal torque request module, a filtering module, a selection module, and an arbitration module. The pedal torque request module determines a first pedal torque request at a first time and determines a second pedal torque request at a second time. The first time is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110178692 - Method for controlling the flow of a cooling liquid: A method for controlling flow of a cooling liquid in a combustion engine, including a casing and a water pump. A material temperature estimate, corresponding to the hottest point in the casing, is carried out from a stored power calculation calculated by a restored power integral corresponding to power restored... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20110178694 - Control device for variable valve actuation system: A control device for a variable valve actuation system includes: an engine valve; a variable valve actuation mechanism that variably controls a valve timing of the engine valve and at least one of a valve operating angle and valve lift of the engine valve; a variable setting unit that variably... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110178695 - Control device of automatic engine stop and start: In a control device, an engine self-restart means tries the engine restart when an engine restart request is issued while the engine rotation speed is within a first rotation speed range. A pre-gear synchronizing control means executes gear rotation speed synchronization between pinion and ring gears, and then retries the... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110178693 - Method and apparatus to monitor a mass airflow metering device in an internal combustion engine: A method for operating an internal combustion engine configured to operate in a controlled auto-ignition combustion mode and equipped with a mass airflow metering device includes monitoring an engine combustion state, monitoring states of engine operating parameters, calculating a nominal intake air mass flowrate corresponding to the states of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110178696 - Control unit for one or more electromagnetic actuators of a heat engine valve, and different assemblies of such control units and such electromagnetic actuators: The invention relates to a control unit (19, 20) for one or more electromagnetic actuators (15, 16) of the valve (13, 14) of a heat engine, wherein said control unit can be connected by linking means (24, 25) to a main management unit (21) of the heat engine, the control... Agent: Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur
20110178699 - Container, navigation data recording module, and navigation data recording apparatus: This disclosure provides a container, which includes a containing part, a cooling part arranged outside of the containing part and for cooling by a heat absorbing action at the time of a phase transition, and a heat insulating part arranged outside of the cooling part. The container may further include... Agent:
20110178698 - Navigation device & method: A navigation device is disclosed which is operable to generate an output indication representing whether or not journey conditions are favourable. In at least one embodiment, the navigation device includes a processing resource configured to: determine first journey time information for traversing at least one segment of a navigation route... Agent:
20110178697 - Point of interest based directions in a mapping application: Systems and methods are provided for defining a route from a starting point to a destination. The route can include several steps, each including an instruction directing a user to move in a particular manner, and a reference around or near which to follow the instruction. To assist the user... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110178700 - Method and apparatus for performing quick search of path display terminal: A method and apparatus for performing a quick search of a path display terminal are provided. The quick search device of a path display terminal comprises: a vehicle position display unit for displaying a position of a vehicle on a map generated based on map data; a quick search display... Agent: Thinkwaresystem Corp.
20110178701 - Methods and apparatuses for use in route navigation involving a mobile station: Techniques are provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses to allow for delay zone information to be gathered by one or more mobile stations used in route navigation, provided to one or more computing devices and processed in some manner to establish navigation information that may be... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110178703 - Navigation apparatus and method: A navigation apparatus includes an input device for receiving time data representative of a user return time by when a user is to return to a parked vehicle, and a processor configured to monitor the time remaining until the user return time and to provide an alarm signal in dependence... Agent:
20110178702 - Optimum travel times: A device may receive a request, from a user device, to determine optimal starting times for a trip. In addition, the device may obtain a destination address and a starting address of the trip from the request, identify a first route based on the destination address and the starting address,... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab
20110178704 - Navigation device capable of adding path to navigation plan independently: A navigation device capable of adding paths to a navigation plan independently is disclosed. The navigation device includes a global positioning module, a dynamic path-adding module, and a navigation module. The global positioning module receives road track coordinates signals of new paths to be created. The dynamic path-adding module creates... Agent: Micro-star International Co., Ltd.
20110178705 - Using filtering with mobile device positioning in a constrained environment: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems, methods, apparatuses, devices, articles, and means for using filtering with mobile device positioning in a constrained environment. For certain example implementations, a method may comprise obtaining at least one position measurement of a mobile device and filtering the at least one position... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110178706 - Gps device with personalized instruction: A GPS device is configured to allow a driver to enter personalized texts or record voices that are to be accessed as direction instructions. Thus personalized instruction is pronounced when there is a need to alert a driver.... Agent: Infogation Corporation
20110178707 - Apparatus and methodology for calibration of a gyroscope and a compass included in a handheld device: Novel techniques for estimating compass and gyroscope biases for handheld devices are disclosed. The handheld devices can include wireless phones, navigational devices and video gaming systems. The compass bias can be determined by causing a small movement of the handheld device and comparing the data obtained from the compass with... Agent: Invensense, Inc.
20110178708 - Using object to align and calibrate inertial navigation system: The initialization of an inertial navigation system is performed using information obtained from an image of an object. Positional and orientational information about the object in a global reference frame and positional and orientational information about the camera relative to the object are obtained from the image. Positional and orientational... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110178709 - Apparatus and method generating a grid map: An apparatus and method generating a grid map are provided. The grid map generating apparatus generates a grid map while turning 360 degrees at a dynamically adjustable rotational velocity. The dynamically adjustable rotational velocity allows grid points to have equal intervals on the grid map. The grid map generating apparatus... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110178710 - Collision mitigation system and method for braking a vehicle: A collision mitigation system for a vehicle may include a forward sensing system and at least one controller in communication with the forward sensing system. The forward sensing system may be configured to detect objects in front of the vehicle. The at least one controller may be configured to determine... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110178711 - Helicopter having collision avoidance apparatus: The invention relates to a helicopter, comprising a tail jib (12), at least one distance sensor (16.1) attached to the tail jib (12) for capturing a distance (A) from an object (18) that may be present in a surrounding area of the tail jib (12), and an electric evaluation unit... Agent: Deutsches Zentrum Fur Luft- Und Raumfahrt E.v.07/14/2011 > 71 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories. category listing
20110172849 - Control network for motor vehicles: A control network for motor vehicles, having nodes in the form of control devices, sensors, and/or actuators, that are connected to each other and temporally synchronized by a time-controlled bus, wherein each node has a time reference system synchronized with the bus, that indicates a global time shared by all... Agent:
20110172850 - Infantry robotic porter system and methods useful in conjunction therewith: A robotic system comprising a robotic platform; a follow-path functionality enabling the robotic platform to follow a leading soldier, at least selectably, without reliance on GPS; and a Human Machine Interface between the platform and a leading soldier.... Agent: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
20110172852 - Supervisory control and data acquisition system for energy extracting vessel navigation: A Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system guides navigation of a vessel enabled to extract energy from wind and/or water currents primarily in offshore marine environments. An exemplary SCADA system could embody server and client software applications running on microprocessor systems at a remote control central service logging and... Agent: Integrated Power Technology Corporation
20110172851 - System incorporating software program and/or hardware circuitry for intercepting and interpreting or altering commands for generating i/o activity for enabling real-time external or user interface by sending substitute data or signals to automotive vehicl: A system is described to provide access to an automotive vehicle's input and output devices and making those available for an external system or device, while preserving original functionality of the input and output devices in the vehicle. The system includes a set of circuits coupled to the vehicle's input... Agent:
20110172853 - Method and device for attenuating the effects of turbulence on an aircraft: A method for attenuating effects of turbulence on an aircraft, and a device to implement the method, the method including: using at least one signal on a wind profile signal, along an excitation direction, representing, at a given moment in an aircraft referential, a component along the excitation direction of... Agent: Airbus Operations (inc. As A Soc Par Act Simpl.)
20110172854 - System and method for effecting vehicle maneuver to compensate for imu error: The effects of IMU gyro and accelerometer bias errors are significantly reduced in accordance with the present teachings by a system or method for commanding an IMU or vehicle through a series of preprogrammed maneuvers. The maneuvers can be designed to minimize the effects of other gyro errors including scale... Agent:
20110172855 - Aircract attitude systems and related methods: Aircraft attitude systems are provided. A representative aircraft attitude system includes: a detection system operative to determine an attitude of an aircraft in which the detection system is mounted; a warning system operative to alert a pilot when the attitude of the aircraft corresponds to at least one predefined attitude... Agent: Pilot Disorientation Prevention Technologies, L.L.C.
20110172857 - Model train control system: A system which operates a digitally controlled model railroad transmitting a first command from a first client program to a resident external controlling interface through a first communications transport. A second command is transmitted from a second client program to the resident external controlling interface through a second communications transport.... Agent:
20110172856 - Short headway communications based train control system: A train control system, including: a communication device associated with at least one control unit located on a first train; and a communication device associated with at least one control unit located on a second train; wherein at least one of the control units of the first train and the... Agent: Wabtec Holding Corp.
20110172858 - Joystick controlled marine maneuvering system: A marine propulsion and steering system for a vessel having multiple modes of operation, an axial propulsion system, a maneuvering propulsion system and a maneuvering control system including a pilot controllable joystick for generating propulsion and maneuvering control inputs representing vessel motions desired by a pilot. An input loop is... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20110172864 - Adaptive real-time driver advisory control for a hybrid electric vehicle to achieve fuel economy improvement: A vehicle powertrain controller includes a fuzzy logic-based adaptive algorithm with a learning capability that estimates a driver's long term driving preferences. An adaptive algorithm arbitrates competing requirements for good fuel economy, avoidance of intrusiveness and vehicle drivability. Vehicle performance is maintained in accordance with a driver's driving style.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172868 - Anti-rollback control system for motor vehicles: The present invention provides an anti-rollback control system for use in a motor vehicle having a powertrain that includes an ICE and/or an electric motor, for preventing undesired rolling of said vehicle on an incline. Said anti-rollback control system comprises: a tilt sensor; a sensor that detects a selected operating... Agent:
20110172863 - Dynamic traction control: A vehicle in which propulsion can be distributed between first and second axles includes: a first electric motor coupled to the first axle and a second electric motor coupled to the second axle. An electric control unit (ECU) coupled to the motors causes electrical energy to be generated by the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172859 - E-drive pwm frequency strategy: A pulse width modulation (PWM) Frequency Adaptation Mechanism (PFAM) is configured to receive vehicle state input, and in response to the vehicle state input, provide a PWM parameter for PWM switching of electronics in a power conversion circuit of an electric drive system (EDS) for a hybrid electric vehicle. In... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172867 - Engine power elevation and active battery charge energy management strategies for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles: A method for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) having an engine and a battery configured to respectively deliver engine power and battery power to provide a total output power for powering the vehicle includes the following. An elevated engine power which falls within a total output power range where... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172869 - Hill hold for an electric vehicle: A method for braking an electric utility vehicle including a motor and an electromechanical brake. The method includes storing a value indicative of at least one of an amount of current, voltage, and power that is commanded to a motor of the electric utility vehicle to maintain the electric utility... Agent: Textron Inc.
20110172866 - Method for operating an electric vehicle: A method for operating an electric vehicle, the electric vehicle having an electric motor and a brake device, and the electric motor and the brake device being capable of being influenced by a control device. When the electric vehicle is at a standstill, when there is an error of the... Agent:
20110172865 - Method for optimizing powertrain efficiency for a vehicle: A vehicle powertrain includes an engine, an electric machine operable to output torque to at least one vehicle wheel, and an electric power source operable to provide electric power to the electric machine. A method for optimizing powertrain efficiency includes generating a plurality of three-dimensional maps of optimized engine speeds... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172860 - Method of operating a hybrid powertrain: A method of operating a hybrid powertrain including an engine, an electric motor and a high voltage battery includes preventing a fuel flow to the engine when the high voltage battery includes a state of charge at or above a pre-defined upper limit, and driving the engine with torque supplied... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110172862 - Multiple-ratio transmission downshift strategy for hybrid electric vehicle powertrains: A control system and method for a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain supplies battery power boost torque to vehicle traction wheels to modify shift points for a multiple ratio transmission in the powertrain. A shift schedule is adjusted to avoid a downshift for small changes in torque demand, thus reducing shift... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172861 - Systems and methods for converting imported vehicles to meet regulatory requirements and to improve safety: Systems and method are disclosed for modifying an imported vehicle to meet regulatory requirements by installing a vehicle charger with a charge interlock and a master cut-off and a master fuse on the vehicle; modifying the vehicle to comply with government safety requirement; limiting a vehicle Gross Vehicle Weight Rating... Agent:
20110172872 - Apparatus for determining turning vehicle condition: An apparatus for quickly and accurately determining a counter steer state of a vehicle is provided. The apparatus comprises a turning direction obtaining unit 70 obtaining a turning direction of a vehicle, an oversteer state determination unit 71 determining whether the vehicle is in an over steer state, a steering... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110172871 - System and method for measuring energy efficiency in vehicles: A system for measuring energy efficiency in a vehicle includes means for measuring instantaneous consumption of stored energy in the vehicle, means for measuring the change of the sum of potential and kinetic energy over time, a processor and an application. The application includes computer-implemented instructions for calculating the energy... Agent:
20110172873 - Emotive advisory system vehicle maintenance advisor: A vehicle maintenance advisor system for use by a driver of an automotive vehicle includes a computer. The computer is configured to receive input indicative of a vehicle history. The vehicle history includes how the vehicle is driven over time. The computer is further configured to identify a need to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172874 - Fault prediction framework using temporal data mining: A vehicle fault diagnosis and prognosis system includes a computing platform configured to receive a classifier from a remote server, the computing platform tangibly embodying computer-executable instructions for evaluating data sequences received from a vehicle control network and applying the classifier to the data sequences, wherein the classifier is configured... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inv.
20110172875 - Transport system: A mobile moving system that faculties freight movement includes movable approach ramps and a mobile base. The mobile base includes material handling devices configured to move freight longitudinally between a loading position, a transport position, and an unloading position. Parallel pocket members having a hollow-box-like shape are positioned along a... Agent: Cls International
20110172876 - Vehicle device controller and temperature sensor anomaly detection method therefor: There is provided a controller for controlling a vehicle device, which includes a circuit board having mounted thereon a control circuit that controls operations of the vehicle device, a first temperature sensor mounted on a first specific region of the circuit board to output a first signal responsive to a... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
20110172878 - Brake system functional integrity detection: A method is provided for detecting a level of functional integrity of a braking system. The method includes applying a brake actuator, sensing via a first sensor the displacement of the braking actuator, and sensing via a second sensor the hydraulic pressure in the braking system. The method also includes... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110172877 - Mass, drag coefficient and inclination determination using accelerometer sensor: A method and system of determining a vehicle's driving characteristics such as the vehicle mass, drag force coefficients and driving surface inclination. The vehicle's mass, drag force coefficients and inclination are determined using signals input from the vehicle's accelerometer.... Agent:
20110172879 - Vehicle repair/replacement information management system, and vehicle abnormality cause information management system: When repair/replacement information is acquired by a repair/replacement information acquisition device, feature quantities of vehicle state information acquired by an vehicle state information acquisition device are detected, and a content of repair or parts replacement is estimated using the detected feature quantities of the vehicle state information, and supervised training... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110172880 - Air conditioning control device and air conditioning control method: A prediction element predicts a predicted arrival time at a destination based on a travel route found by a search element. In normal control mode, the first learning element learns the time period from the time point at which a vehicle is stopped, until an air-based on the predicted arrival... Agent: Pioneer Corporation
20110172881 - Method for stabilizing vehicle motions of a single-track motor vehicle, using the angle of inclination and the attitude angle, as well as a device for same: In a method for stabilizing a vehicle motion of a single-track motor vehicle, e.g., a motorcycle, an angle of inclination of the motor vehicle relative to the roadway is recorded via inclination sensors and, after the processing of the angle of inclination in a computing device, a control signal based... Agent:
20110172882 - Collision mitigation system: A collision mitigation system for a vehicle has a frame assembly including a pair of frame members extending longitudinally along opposite lateral sides of a vehicle. A bumper beam extends across forward end portions of the pair of frame members. The bumper beam has a curved asymmetrical profile for guiding... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110172883 - Steering control system for vehicle: A steering control section has a first steering angle correction amount calculating section, a second steering angle correction amount calculating section, and a motor rotational angle calculating section. The first correction amount calculating section calculates a first correction amount based on a vehicle speed and an actual steering wheel angle.... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110172884 - Manual transmission neutral switch diagnostic and movement prevention method and system: A method and system for preventing vehicle movement during start-up arising from a false-neutral indication. Using signals from one or more wheel speed sensors of the vehicle, a vehicle processor determines if the vehicle is moving during start-up, and if so, outputs a termination signal to shut-down the vehicle before... Agent:
20110172885 - Universal garage door opener and appliance control system: A control module may be configured to support wireless transmission and/or receipt of signals used to direct universal garage door openers and other appliance control systems. The control module may be operable to prevent certain garage door opener and/or application control requests in the event certain security measures are not... Agent: Lear Corporation
20110172886 - Vehicle and its control method: To provide a vehicle having high operability and its control method. A vehicle includes a passenger seat on which a passenger rides on, a chassis that support the passenger seat, wheels that move the chassis, a force sensor that outputs a measurement signal according to a force exerted on a... Agent: The University Of Tokyo
20110172887 - Vehicle assembly control method for collaborative behavior: The present invention relates to a method for controlling vehicle assemblies using respective controllers. Each controller is in communication with a database. Each controller is configured to perform the step of placing a bid in the database in relation to a task to be performed by the vehicle assembly. The... Agent:
20110172888 - Method for changing gear stages and transmission arrangement: The invention relates to a method for changing gear stages in a transmission having a hydrostatic transmission and a downstream manual transmission, and a corresponding transmission arrangement. First, a desire to shift is detected within the manual transmission to change the gear stages. The hydrostatic transmission and the downstream manual... Agent:
20110172889 - Controlling wheel hop in a vehicle driveline: A method for controlling wheel-hop in a vehicle driveline includes detecting that a wheel-hop condition occurs upon determining an amplitude and frequency of speed oscillations of a component that transmits power to wheels of the driveline, engaging a transmission friction clutch that transmits torque in the driveline between an engine... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172891 - Direct injection alcohol engine with boost and spark control: Boosted engine operation and spark timing of an engine may be adjusted with alcohol content of the fuel in a direct injection engine. Further, various adjustments may be performed in numerous related systems to account for increased maximum engine torque, such as traction control, transmission shifting, etc.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172890 - Transmission fluid heating via heat exchange with engine cylinder walls: Various systems and method are provided for heating transmission fluid by directing the transmission fluid through a cylinder block of an engine. In one example, the transmission fluid is directed to flow through the cylinder block of the engine while engine coolant is directed to flow through the cylinder head... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110172892 - Pto control system: A PTO control system for allowing selection between an independent PTO mode and an interlock PTO mode, comprising a mode-switch command input device 11 for giving an instruction on selection between the independent PTO mode and the interlock PTO mode, a PTO setting device 12 having an engaging position for... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20110172893 - Gas turbine control device and gas turbine system: An object of the present invention is to provide a gas turbine control device which is capable of performing correction on the basis of a fuel composition of fuel gas to be supplied to a gas turbine, and is capable of changing an amount of correction in response to variation... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20110172894 - Method of operation of an electric turbocompounding system: A method of operation of an electric turbocompounding system for a reciprocating engine comprises the steps of retrieving from the engine ECU data pertaining to engine condition, retrieving from a set of turbine efficiency data an optimum turbogenerator speed at the engine condition, setting a desired turbogenerator set speed based... Agent:
20110172895 - Condition evaluation system for engine-driven traveling vehicle: A fuel consumption amount evaluation system is disclosed. The system includes a rotational speed detecting section (5b) for detecting an engine rotational speed of the engine-driven traveling vehicle as a measured rotational speed, an accelerator opening degree detecting section (5a) for detecting an accelerator opening degree, a fuel injection amount... Agent: Kubota Corporation
20110172896 - Cylinder intake air amount calculating apparatus for internal combustion engine: A cylinder intake air amount calculating apparatus for an internal combustion engine is provided. The cylinder intake air amount calculating apparatus calculates a cylinder intake air amount which is an amount of fresh air sucked in a cylinder of the engine using an intake air pipe model equation which is... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110172898 - Internal combustion engine system control device: A device with models constructed based on thermodynamics laws and fluid dynamics laws including the energy conservation law, momentum conservation law and mass conservation law. Compressor outflow flow rate calculation section calculates the flow rate of air that flows out of a compressor based on a relationship between an in-cylinder... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110172897 - Plant control apparatus: A plant control apparatus includes a plant model and a control input determining device. The plant model estimates a control variable of a plant based on an input including a control parameter to adjust a first control variable of the plant. The control input determining device is configured to correct... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110172899 - Multi-pulse injection fuel and load balancing control system: A method for adjusting fuel injection quantities in an internal combustion engine configured to operate multi-pulse fuel injections in a cylinder of the engine includes monitoring in-cylinder pressure, determining a burnt fuel mass for main combustion based upon the in-cylinder pressure, determining a burnt fuel mass for post combustion based... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110172900 - Controller for idle stop system: When a request for re-start of an engine or a request for start occurs during inertial revolution of the engine by fuel cut at the time of request for idle stop, an operation of starting by re-start of fuel injection and an operation of driving the starter overlap, and a... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20110172901 - Control device for controlling automatic engine stop and start: A control device performs fuel injection without cranking when engine-speed Ne is within a first-range (Ne>N1) and an engine-restart request occurs. The device performs the cranking after the synchronization in rotation-speed between pinion and ring gears, and the gear meshing operation between them when the engine-speed Ne is within a... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110172902 - Computer-aided route selection: In some aspects, a processor may receive a starting point and an ending point from a runner. The processor may receive calorie information from the runner. The processor may receive pace information from the runner. The processor may receive a mile marker input from the runner. The processor may display... Agent: Strategic Design Federation W, Inc.
20110172905 - Assisting a user in arriving at a destination in time: To allow a user to select a route to the destination himself, an exemplary embodiment relates to a method for assisting a user in arriving at a destination point within a time limit. The exemplary method comprises receiving a determined position and the destination point. The exemplary method also comprises... Agent: Vodafone Holding Gmbh
20110172907 - Guidance, navigation and information system especially adapted for blind or partially sighted people: The present invention concerns an orientation, navigation and information system, especially adapted for blind or visually impaired people. It is essentially a system that allows blind or visually impaired people to access information usually made available only to public transportation users visually, through posters or informative signs, or through dynamic... Agent: Universidade Do Porto
20110172904 - Method of utilizing a personal navigation device to predict paths and related personal navigation device: A method of utilizing a personal navigation device to predict paths taken by a user of the personal navigation device includes storing profile data for a user of the personal navigation device in a memory of the personal navigation device, detecting a current path that the user is traveling on... Agent:
20110172903 - Points of avoidance in a personal navigation device: A method of incorporating points of avoidance into navigation instructions generated by a personal navigation device includes storing a plurality of points of avoidance into a memory of the personal navigation device, each point of avoidance having corresponding position coordinates, receiving a request from a user of the personal navigation... Agent:
20110172906 - Scalable routing for mobile station navigation with location context identifier: Examples disclosed herein may relate to identifying up to a specified amount of points of interest nearest to an estimated position of a mobile station on a first map, selecting a second map identified by a first location context identifier associated with a first point of interest of the identified... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110172908 - System and method for presenting a computed route: A method for presenting a route includes receiving a starting point and a destination point and computing a route that includes a route segment between the two points. The method further includes determining, based on a user's travel history, whether the route segment is an unfamiliar segment, and identifying, based... Agent:
20110172909 - method and apparatus for an integrated personal navigation system: A method and apparatus to provide a global positioning system receiver is described. The Personal navigation system includes at least one motion sensor, the motion sensor capable of identifying a user activity, and distinguishing between walking and driving, or other manual v. mechanical locomotion. The system automatically switches modes to... Agent:
20110172910 - Enhanced location information for points of interest: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for identifying a serviceable address associated with a street network connection point and an actual location point. For example, in one embodiment, the serviceable address may be associated with a street network connection point that is part of a digital map. The... Agent:
20110172911 - Enhanced location information for points of interest: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for identifying a serviceable address that is associated with a street network connection point and a parcel drop-off point. For example, in one embodiment, the serviceable address may be associated with a street network connection point that is part of a digital... Agent:
20110172912 - Position-fixing control apparatus and storage medium storing position-fixing control program: A position-fixing control apparatus includes a position-fixing device fixes a position of the position-fixing control apparatus, an acquisition unit acquires a travel speed and vibration information of the position-fixing control apparatus, a first modifier modifies a measurement period of position fixing of the position-fixing device to a first period when... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110172914 - Method and device for checking the conformity of an aircraft trajectory: A method and device checks the conformity of a trajectory calculated by a flight management system of an aircraft in relation to reference data comprising a reference map. The method includes: geo-referencing of a reference map; determination of a reference trajectory from the geo-referenced reference map; detection of nonconformity in... Agent: Thales
20110172915 - Method and device for determining the location of a vehicle: A method for determining the location of a vehicle using a GPS receiver (9) and a predefinable coordinate system, in particular a city map, a map, a nautical chart or the like, comprises the following method steps: determination of the GPS coordinates by means of a GPS receiver or some... Agent:
20110172913 - Road learning apparatus: In adding a new road to update road map data, an amendment process is executed to remove an accumulated error included in a travel locus based on dead reckoning navigation at the time of running the new road. The new road can be thus added in updating the road map... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110172916 - Mobile device positioning in a constrained environment: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems, methods, devices, articles, apparatuses, means, etc. for mobile device positioning in a constrained environment. For certain example implementations, a method may comprise obtaining an estimated velocity distribution and an estimated direction of movement distribution of a mobile device for a current position... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110172917 - Adjusting a level of map detail displayed on a personal navigation device according to detected speed: A method of adjusting a level of map detail for content displayed on a personal navigation device includes displaying a map of a current location of the personal navigation device on a display of the personal navigation device, calculating a current speed of the personal navigation device, adjusting a level... Agent:
20110172918 - Motion state detection for mobile device: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided to indicate whether a mobile device is at rest or in motion based, at least in part, on inertial sensor measurements obtained from one or more inertial sensors located on-board the mobile device. Inertial sensor measurements may be combined with navigation signals obtained from... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110172919 - Turbulence avoidance operation assist device: An object of the present invention is to provide a turbulence avoidance operation assist device that automatically generates an optimal trajectory of emergency avoidance and reports this trajectory to a pilot when distant turbulence is detected during an aircraft flight. The turbulence avoidance operation assist device in accordance with the... Agent:07/07/2011 > 66 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. category listing
20110166721 - Object tracking and steer maneuvers for materials handling vehicles: A materials handling vehicle automatically implements steer maneuvers when objects enter one or more zones proximate the vehicle, wherein the zones are monitored by a controller associated with the vehicle. The controller tracks objects in the zones via sensor data obtained from at least one obstacle sensor located on the... Agent:
20110166722 - Altitude measurement apparatus and method: Provided is an altitude measurement apparatus and method that may measure an altitude of an aircraft without using a separate altimeter. The altitude measurement apparatus may include a camera unit being provided to a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft to collect an image of a circular mark formed on... Agent:
20110166723 - Method and device for aiding the piloting of an aircraft during a landing: Method and device for aiding the piloting of an aircraft during a landing phase. The device (1) comprises means (13) for alerting the crew, during a landing, of the selecting of an insufficient braking mode on an automatic braking system (3).... Agent: Airbus Operations (s.a.s.)
20110166724 - Marine vessel propulsion control apparatus and marine vessel: A marine vessel propulsion control apparatus is arranged to control a propulsion unit and a steering unit. The marine vessel propulsion control apparatus includes a joystick unit, and a control unit programmed to control an output of the propulsion unit and a steering angle of the steering unit in accordance... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20110166725 - Charge utilization control system and method: A charge utilization control system for an electric vehicle includes a controller, an electric motor connected to the controller, a battery connected to the electric motor and an internal combustion engine connected to the controller. The controller is adapted to minimize electric charge stored in the battery as the electric... Agent:
20110166732 - Distance based battery charge depletion control for phev energy management: In a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the vehicle may be operated in a charge-(CD) mode to ensure that the battery is effectively discharged or in a charge-sustaining (CS) mode in which the battery state of charge is maintained by operating the internal combustion engine predominantly for propulsion. In trips... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166731 - Energy management control of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: A drive-home button is provided in the dashboard of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The driver presses this button when heading home or to other predetermined destination at which charging is routinely performed. The actual route, the driving style, and other relevant vehicle/road information during the trip home are... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166730 - Engine transient mitigation for hybrid vehicles: A method and system for limiting a fast transient in an engine in a hybrid vehicle is provided. The predicted fuel loss percentage is calculated from an inferred air-fuel ratio (inferred lambda). The rate limit term is calculated from a measured air-fuel ratio (measured lambda) and an engine torque command... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166727 - Method and system for controlling operation of an electric oil pump in a hybrid electric vehicle (hev): A system and method is provided for controlling operation of an electric oil pump in a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). The HEV includes an engine and a transaxle including an electric motor coupled to a traction battery. A commanded speed for the electric oil pump is determined and whether the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166729 - Method and system for enhancing fuel economy of a hybrid electric vehicle: A method and system is disclosed for enhancing fuel economy of a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) with a high-voltage storage battery and a heat transfer device. Whether a user has elected to enhance the fuel economy of the HEV is determined. When the user has elected to enhance the fuel... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166735 - Method for setting a motor drive unit in a motor vehicle: In a method for setting a motor drive device in a motor vehicle having at least two drive units whose torques are separately settable, in order to determine a consumption-optimal torque distribution, the sum of the individual consumption values of the drive units is ascertained for a plurality of differently... Agent:
20110166726 - Motor vehicle control system: A control system for controlling a vehicle with a hybrid drive comprising an internal combustion engine and an electric motor and a plurality of functional components each divided into at least a strategy sub-component, a control sub-component and an actuator sub-component, the functional components including at least an engine functional... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20110166733 - Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery state of charge hold function and energy management: A plugin hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a battery, an electric machine, and a controller. The vehicle is operable in a primary electric vehicle driving mode (EV mode) and in a hybrid electric vehicle driving mode (HEV mode). The controller is programmed to receive input from the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166736 - Propulsion control apparatus for electric vehicle: A propulsion control apparatus for an electric vehicle includes an inverter that converts a direct-current voltage into an alternating-current voltage, a power storage element, and a DCDC converter connected to the power storage element. The control apparatus further includes a circuit selector unit that selects any one of power supplied... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20110166734 - Silent key start climate control demand: A hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a high voltage traction battery, an electric motor powered by the traction battery, an electric air conditioning (AC) system, and a controller. The controller is programmed to start the vehicle. The vehicle is started by, if a climate control demand requires... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166728 - System and method for controlling chassis coupling current: An automotive vehicle may include a battery charger that receives electrical energy, via an electrical connection including a ground wire, from an electrical source remote from the vehicle, and outputs the electrical energy to at least one electrical load. The vehicle may also include at least one controller that commands... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166737 - Route planning method, route planning device and autonomous mobile device: A route planning device that is capable of comprehending, in advance, a route clearance at a pass-through point on a planned travel route, includes a global map acquisition unit arranged to generate a global map showing an obstacle area in which an obstacle exists, an extended area generation unit arranged... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
20110166738 - Vehicle motion control device and method: The objective of the present invention is to provide a vehicle motion control device capable of controlling the driving force distribution to the wheels with superior stability and response while effectively utilizing the tire grip. Specifically, the present invention provides a vehicle motion control device for a vehicle, the vehicle... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20110166739 - Vehicle maintenance event reporting system: A vehicle maintenance event reporting system and method that utilizes a vehicle email notification system in which triggers are used to initiate the generation and transmission of email messages that provide diverse types of dynamic vehicle information to the owner or other authorized subscriber. The email notifications are triggered by... Agent: General Motors LLC
20110166742 - Method and system for connecting a telematics device to a vehicle using wireless transceivers configured to transmit and receive diagnostic data: An embodiment provides a system for connecting a telematics device to a host vehicle. The system may comprise a short-range wireless transmitter and a short-range wireless receiver. The short-range wireless transmitter may be connected to an in-vehicle diagnostic system. The short-range wireless receiver may be connected to the telematics device... Agent:
20110166740 - Method, system, and apparatus for operating a vehicle: Operating a vehicle includes receiving, by a central controller, positional data related to the vehicle and environmental data related to a current route of the vehicle. The central controller calculates a desired energy allocation based on the positional data and the environmental data, and transmits the desired energy allocation to... Agent:
20110166741 - Mobile telemetry system: An automotive vehicle may include a processor configured to buffer records of vehicle information created at a scheduled acquisition rate, and to buffer event files of vehicle information created upon the occurrence of predetermined triggering events. The processor may be further configured to cause the buffered records to be wirelessly... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166743 - Vehicular information storage apparatus and vehicle diagnosis system: In cases that one of conditions registered in a record data classification table is satisfied, the accordance with a condition for recording in a nonvolatile record data database is determined. A cycle record data element according with a record content corresponding to the condition determined to be satisfied is retrieved... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110166745 - Automated start-stop systems and methods for internal combustion engines: An automated start/stop system for a vehicle comprises an auto-stop module, a diagnostic module, and an auto-start module. The auto-stop module selectively initiates an auto-stop event and shuts down an engine while the vehicle is running. The diagnostic module selectively diagnoses a fault in a clutch pedal position sensor of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110166746 - Driver assistance system: The invention relates to a driver assistance system for a motor vehicle, comprising a speed detection device (22) for detecting driving data in the form of a speed (vk) of the motor vehicle (10), a preceding vehicle detection device (14), which comprises as a first component at least one video... Agent:
20110166744 - Enhanced yaw stability control to mitigate a vehicle's abnormal yaw motion due to a disturbance force applied to vehicle body: An enchanced stability control system (200) for a vehicle includes a vehicle status sensor that generates a sensor signal. A driver input sensor that generates an input signal. A controller (214) may disable normal yaw stability control operation and enable body-force- disturbance (BDF) yaw stability control (YSC) operation, which includes... Agent:
20110166749 - Line replaceable unit for an aircraft: The subject matter of the invention is, furthermore, an arrangement comprising an LRU according to the invention and a database (12) with appropriate individual software, as well as a corresponding method for operation of an LRU.... Agent: Lufthansa Technik Ag
20110166748 - Multi-display vehicle information system and method: Embodiments of the present invention include a vehicle human machine interface (HMI) for control by a vehicle occupant. The HMI may include a first graphical display, a second graphical display, a plurality of input controls, and a vehicle computer communicating with the first and second graphical displays. The vehicle computer... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166747 - System and method for controlling temperature in an automotive vehicle: A system and method is provided for controlling temperature in an automotive vehicle having a driver-side area, a front passenger-side area, and a climate control system with at least one interface. The interface allows a user to select a driver-side temperature setting and a passenger-side temperature setting. The system includes... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166750 - Electric power steering device: There is provided a electric power steering device which can perform torque control through a simple arithmetic process using a synchronous reluctance motor having a nonlinear current/torque characteristic. A target torque is transmitted from an EPS control unit 41 to a motor control unit 51. The motor control unit 51... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110166751 - Method for positioning at least one component, in particular a seat, in or on an aircraft or spacecraft, and aircraft or spacecraft: The present invention provides methods for positioning at least one component, in particular a seat, in or on an aircraft or spacecraft comprising the following steps: controlling at least one light source of the aircraft or spacecraft to display at least one desired position of at least one component; and... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20110166752 - Method for estimating and controlling driveline torque in a continuously variable hydro-mechanical transmission: The method of estimating and controlling driveline torque in a continuously variable hydro-mechanical transmission uses pressure data and other metrics of a hydrostatic power unit of the transmission in lieu of actual driveline torque data. A mechanical efficiency of the transmission is determined as a function of whether the power... Agent:
20110166753 - Walking assistance device with detection members: The present invention relates to a walking assistance device with detection function, which includes a movable frame, a power transmission device mounted under the frame, a detachable power unit mounted on the frame, at least one signal transmitter and at least one signal receiver for detecting the distances from a... Agent:
20110166755 - Control system for vehicle: A demand driving force parameter indicative of a demand driving force of the engine is set based on the accelerator pedal operation amount, and a target value of an engine driving force control amount is set based on the demand driving force parameter. The engine driving force control amount is... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110166754 - Cruise control system with improved fuel economy: A cruise control system for a vehicle includes a speed setpoint module that stores a speed setpoint. A speed variance module stores a predetermined speed variance. The predetermined speed variance can be user defined or preset. A shift inhibiting module receives a transmission downshift request, prevents the requested transmission downshift... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110166756 - Anti-rollback control system for hybrid and conventional powertrain vehicles: Said anti-rollback control system comprises: a tilt sensor; a sensor that detects the selected transmission's operating mode; operator-independent accelerator pedal position-adjusting device; and an accelerator pedal control module. The control module receives signals from the sensors, process said signals, and send instructions accordingly to said accelerator pedal position-adjusting device to... Agent:
20110166757 - Closed-loop feedback control and reduction of the torque converter clutch slip for enhanced drivability for heavy tip-in maneuvers: A method for responding to a rapid change in engine torque includes monitoring a change in engine torque and determining a rapid change in engine torque when the change in engine torque exceeds a threshold change in engine torque. Subsequent to determining a rapid change in engine torque, an increase... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110166759 - Gear control device and method for a gear control device: m
20110166758 - Stochastic detection of torque converter slip speed and related control: A method for controlling torque converter slip includes operating the torque converter in a controlled slip mode, monitoring slip in the torque converter, statistically analyzing the monitored slip to determine a likely condition of the torque converter, and utilizing the likely condition of the torque converter to control the torque... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110166760 - Method for controlling a clutch unit: A clutch unit comprises a wet friction clutch for controllable transmission of a torque from an input element to an output element, oil for cooling the friction clutch, and an actuator for actuating the friction clutch. In order to control the clutch unit, a temperature is ascertained in the friction... Agent: Magna Powertrain Ag & Kg
20110166762 - Brake system and method for operating a brake system: A method for controlling a brake system including receiving a braking signal for setting a braking action by the brake system, ascertaining a minimum rate of pressure increase in the brake system in order to effect the braking action within a predefined response time, and setting a pumping capacity of... Agent:
20110166761 - Method and device for determining a maximum coefficient of friction between a tire and an underlying surface: A method for determining a maximum coefficient of friction μmax between a tire and an underlying surface entails empirically determining a reference curve μref(S) of a coefficient of friction μref as a function of a slip S between the tire and an underlying reference surface, determining a first momentary slip... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh
20110166763 - Apparatus and method detecting a robot slip: An apparatus and method for detecting a slip of a robot. According to the apparatus and method, the probability of a slip occurring may be preliminarily determined using a first acceleration obtained from an acceleration sensor and a second acceleration obtained from an encoder. Then, finally the occurrence of a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110166764 - Method for controlling speed and/or distance in motor vehicles: The invention relates to a method for controlling speed and/or distance in motor vehicles having distance-related longitudinal control systems, wherein during clear driving, a clear drive acceleration value is set to reach a preset speed, and while following a detected target object, a following acceleration value is set to maintain... Agent:
20110166765 - Method and system for fuel vapor control: A method and system for fuel vapor control in a hybrid vehicle (HEV). The HEV fuel vapor recovery system includes a fuel tank isolation valve, which is normally closed to isolate storage of refueling from storage of diurnal vapors. The method for fuel vapor control includes selectively actuating the fuel... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166766 - Method for controlling the movement of a component that moves towards a position defined by a limit stop in an internal combustion engine: A method for controlling the movement of a component that moves towards a position defined by a limit stop in an internal combustion engine; the control method comprises the steps of detecting, by means of at least one acoustic microphone, the intensity of the microphonic signal generated by the impact... Agent: Magneti Marelli S.p.a.
20110166767 - Compensation for oxygenated fuels in a diesel engine: A fuel compensation factor (FCF) is determined to account for the amount of oxygenated fuel blended in diesel fuel. In one embodiment, the FCF is based on an expected exhaust gas oxygen concentration compared to an actual exhaust gas oxygen concentration. The FCF is used to estimate an amount of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166768 - Control device for engine: A control device for an engine, capable of accurately estimating the quantity of exhaust heat from the engine and performing engine control which improves the exhaust quality and fuel consumption of the engine in various operating conditions thereof, by using the accurate extimated value of the quantity of exhaust heat.... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20110166770 - Diesel engine fuel soundness control system and diesel engine fuel soundness evaluation method: A diesel engine fuel soundness control system includes: a density measuring instrument 11 that measures a density of a fuel F of a diesel engine (D/E) in real time; a micro carbon residue (MCR) measuring instrument 12 that measures an MCR in the fuel F of the diesel engine (D/E)... Agent:
20110166769 - Supplemental vapor fuel injection system for internal combustion engines: A supplemental vapor fuel injection system for internal combustion engines capable of utilizing numerous supplemental vapor type fuels such as propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquid natural gas (LNG), butane, ammonia, biogas, hydrogen, ammonia, and Hythane®. The system includes a vaporizer/pressure regulator that provides pressure regulated vapor fuel to two... Agent:
20110166771 - Fuel control system: A fuel control system of the present invention is a fuel control system that controls a fuel injection quantity of an internal combustion engine by controlling combustion of a fuel at a theoretical air-fuel ratio, and is characterized in that the fuel control system estimates a volume of the fuel... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20110166773 - Method and device for evaluating vehicle's fuel consumption efficiency: A method is provided for evaluating fuel consumption efficiency of a vehicle driven by a driver. The method comprises the steps of: a) collecting data associated with said driver's driving performance from a plurality of sensors comprised in the vehicle; b) identifying a plurality of driving events based on the... Agent: Greenroad Driving Technologies Ltd.
20110166774 - Conservational vehicle routing: A route-determination method includes gathering road-related data in a vehicle navigation system (VNS) for a plurality of routes between two locations. This may include weighting two or more of the possible routes in the VNS based at least on the road-related data. Also, this may include adjusting the weighting in... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110166780 - Data server, user terminal, route information providing system and control method thereof: According to the first aspect of the present invention, there is a data server (110) providing modified route information to a first user terminal (130) used by a first user, comprising a receiving unit (114) configured to receive a request from the first user terminal for requesting a second user... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)
20110166778 - Information providing device and information providing system: The invention aims to provide an information providing device and an information providing system which can provide suitable destination information according to the utilization situation of a user. The information providing device related to the invention is an information providing device which is mounted on a vehicle and provides information... Agent:
20110166779 - Interior rearview mirror system: An interior rearview mirror system includes a rearward facing camera, an interior rearview mirror assembly and a video display screen disposed behind a mirror reflective element of the interior rearview mirror assembly. The video display screen is viewable by a driver of the vehicle when the driver is normally operating... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20110166776 - Method, navigation device, system and computer program product for using a navigation application: A method for using a navigation application of a navigation device that is assigned to a communication module and disposable at a departure location includes requesting an input information via an electronic data message using a client device which includes the communication module. The navigation application is configured to use... Agent: Deutsche Telekom Ag
20110166777 - Navigation application: In the field of electronic mapping and GPS related or location based navigation software applications for mobile devices, many applications and features exist to aid a user in knowing current or future conditions of travel like traffic status, current speed, direction, time and distance remaining to reach a certain destination,... Agent:
20110166775 - Navigation device, navigation method and program: There is provided a navigation device including a position information acquisition section which acquires a current position, a final destination setting section which sets a final destination, a stop-off genre setting section which sets a genre of a facility to be stopped at, a stop-off point selection section which selects... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110166781 - Navigation system: A navigation system has a current position detecting unit 32 for detecting a current position, a map data acquiring unit 31 for acquiring map data including road data representing an HOV lane and an ordinary lane in a single link; a driving link decision unit 38 for identifying a link... Agent:
20110166782 - Display device: A display device includes a camera for capturing an image around a vehicle body; a monitor provided in a vehicle interior; and a display control unit for controlling a display of the monitor. The monitor has a rectangle-shaped display face, and is supported switchably between a vertically elongated posture and... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20110166783 - Stylized procedural modeling for 3d navigation: A method of displaying a navigation map includes determining a route of a vehicle. A two-dimensional footprint of a building disposed within a geographic area is received within the vehicle. The geographic area includes the route of the vehicle. Attribute information associated with the building is received. The attribute information... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20110166785 - Interior rearview mirror system: A vehicular interior rearview mirror system includes an interior rearview mirror assembly, a global positioning system operable to determine a geographical location of the vehicle, and a display device. Data relevant to the geographical location of the vehicle is carried from an external provider to the vehicle via a wireless... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20110166784 - Methods and apparatus for data collection and reporting: A data reporting and collection system according to various aspects of the present invention is configured to signal a global positioning satellite enabled mobile device to collect data relating to the relative position of the device over a period of time. In one embodiment, the data reporting and collection system... Agent:
20110166786 - System for correction of inaccuracies of inertial navigation systems: The system is formed by the first differential pressure sensor where its one input is connected by means of the first pressure feed to the first monitoring point of the body and where its second input is connected by means of the second pressure feed to the second monitoring point.... Agent: Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke V PrazePrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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