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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. 12/29/2011 > 61 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110320063 - Handlebar control system: A handlebar control system for a motorcycle. The system includes a controller, a network interface, a plurality of user actuated devices coupled to the controller, an electronic switch coupled to the controller, a first connector having terminals linking to motorcycle power and a network bus, and a second connector coupled... Agent:
20110320064 - Method for operating a sensor apparatus and sensor apparatus: A sensor apparatus includes a housing with a security device, a secure first computation device, a second computation device (AC) and a sensor element. The sensor apparatus detects a temperature in the housing, to activate the first computation device only when the detected temperature is in a predefined temperature range,... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh
20110320065 - Network node with integrated power distribution: A control network comprises a plurality of network nodes arranged in a plurality of tiers, with first-tier nodes and lower tier nodes. A master control bus interconnects the first-tier nodes, which are also connected to a power source. Lower-tier buses interconnect groups of the lower tier nodes. The lower-tier buses... Agent: I/o Controls Corporation
20110320066 - Vehicle information display: An information display system for a vehicle includes a display screen disposed at an interior cabin of a vehicle so as to be viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle. The information display system is operable to display on the display screen vehicle user information so as to provide... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20110320068 - Electronic device and method for controlling unmanned aerial vehicle using the same: A method for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using an electronic device determines a designated relay station of the UAV using the electronic device, and creates a new flight path for the UAV according to the designated relay station. The method further directs the UAV to fly to the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110320069 - Shadow shaping to image planetary or lunar surfaces: A method is disclosed for forming a shadow pattern on a planetary or lunar surface, including providing a rough terrain vehicle having a plurality of wheels capable of imparting to the planetary or lunar surface shadow shaping components to produce a shadow pattern capable of being seen from a distance;... Agent: Moon Publicity Corporation
20110320067 - Vehicle control device and vehicle mounted with the device: There is provided a vehicle control device and a vehicle mounted with this device, capable of properly setting a braking force to bring an operator's feeling into an optimal state. In a control device 10 mounted on a vehicle including an accelerator opening detecting sensor 2 which detects an accelerator... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
20110320070 - Systems and methods for adjusting target approach speed: Systems and methods for adjusting target approach speed for use in a “Too Fast” approach to landing condition. An exemplary system stores predefined maximum wind setting and a predefined reference speed and a pilot set bug speed value. A processing device sets a target speed equal to the bug speed,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110320071 - System and method of determining train length: A system for determining number of cars within a train consist includes one or more cars, at least one automatic train controller (ATC) for the one or more cars, and a train line spanning the consist. Each car comprises a frequency generator and a frequency modifier. Each frequency modifier in... Agent: Bombardier Transportation Gmbh
20110320073 - Method and arrangement for controlling energy consumption in a marine vessel: An apparatus and a method are disclosed for controlling energy consumption in a marine vessel having a plurality of energy consuming users and fuel consuming engines. An exemplary apparatus includes a voyage management tool for planning a route for the marine vessel and for estimating energy consumption on the route;... Agent: Abb Oy
20110320072 - Variable trim deflector system and method for controlling a marine vessel: A method and a system for controlling a marine vessel having first and second trim deflectors is disclosed. The first and second trim deflectors have a first surface having a first area and a second surface having a second area, wherein the second planar surface is coupled to the first... Agent:
20110320081 - Electric automobile, hybrid automobile, automobile, automobile brake network system, in-vehicle network system, and electronic control network system: In order to prevent an automobile from keeping running in an unsafe state when communication via an in-vehicle network becomes impossible, the present invention provides an in-vehicle network in which a synchronization execution node is selected from electronic control units which perform electronic control on the running or power of... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20110320082 - Hybrid vehicle controller and control method: A charge/discharge power upper limit value is set by referencing different maps for a catalyst warm-up period and other period so as to limit charge/discharge of a main battery in accordance with increase of the battery temperature. As a result, during the catalyst warm-up period, a limit start temperature at... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110320074 - Kinetic energy recovery and electric drive for vehicles: A kinetic energy recovery and electric drive system for automotive vehicles comprises an electric pancake motor-generator (11, 211) having its stator housing (14, 214) coupled, combined or integrated with the gearbox housing (18, 218) of a gearbox (216) or final drive mechanism (16) and its rotor shaft (12, 212) oriented... Agent:
20110320080 - Method for operating a vehicle electrical system having at least two onboard subsystems: A method for operating a vehicle electrical system of a motor vehicle, the vehicle electrical system having at least two onboard subsystems having different electrical voltages, and a coupling is provided which allows a flow of electrical energy between the onboard subsystems, the one onboard subsystem being connected to a... Agent:
20110320084 - Mislocking preventing apparatus: In a hybrid vehicle in which a fixed speed change mode can be realized by the locking of a rotational element, the mislocking of the rotational element is prevented. A hybrid drive apparatus which has an engine, a MG1 and a MG2 and which functions as a power unit of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110320077 - System and method for starting control of hybrid vehicle: The present invention relates to a system and a method for starting control of a hybrid vehicle which secures robust drivability when the hybrid vehicle starts. A method for starting control of a hybrid vehicle according to another aspect of the present invention may include: deciding a target torque according... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20110320076 - System for controlling engine starting of hybrid vehicle and method thereof: The present invention relates to a system for controlling engine starting of a hybrid vehicle and a method thereof which prevents torque impact when controlling the engine starting by using a clutch slip. In an exemplary embodiment, the present invention includes: determining whether a starting condition using a clutch slip... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20110320078 - Systems and methods for retrofitting combustible fuel vehicles to a plug-in electric hybrid: A system (1) can retrofit a combustible fuel vehicle to form a plug-in electric hybrid vehicle An electric motor/generator unit (4) has an electric motor mode and an electric generator mode and can be switched between modes in response to a switching signal. A vehicle drive train interconnection (8) is... Agent:
20110320075 - Torque blending systems for hybrid electric vehicles with electrically continuous variable transmissions: A hybrid control system for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) includes a hybrid control module. The hybrid control module includes a first motor control module that controls output torque of a first motor. A second motor control module controls output torque of a second motor based on a second motor... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110320079 - Vehicle electronic control system, vehicle electronic control unit, and vehicle control synchronization method: A vehicle electronic control system includes a first electronic control unit that completes execution of a first control process in a predetermined time, and a second electronic control unit connected to the first electronic control unit that executes a second control process inseparable from the first control process. The first... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110320083 - Vehicular electric power source control device: A vehicular electric power source control device provided on a vehicle provided with an engine that may be stopped even in a vehicle drivable state which is established when a predetermined condition is satisfied and in which a vehicle drive force can be generated, and an electric-energy storage device which... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110320085 - Machine with automated steering system: A system is provided for regulating a travel course of a machine. The system has a steering system operationally connected to at least one ground engaging device. Additionally, the system has a path generator configured to generate a path along which the machine can travel. The system also has a... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110320086 - Methods and apparatus for generating and accessing information in binary files: An embodiment of a method for generating a binary file includes receiving information defining an entity that forms a portion of loadable diagnostics information, generating metadata defining a location within a binary file where the entity is to be located, and generating the binary file to include the metadata and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110320087 - Remote control adjustable threshing cage vane system and method: A system and method for remote control of an adjustable threshing cage vane, including while the threshing system is operating, for improving threshing performance and other operating parameters, utilizes an actuator in connection with the at least one vane and remotely controllable for adjustably varying the position thereof, e.g, pitch... Agent:
20110320088 - System and method for displaying power status of hybrid vehicle: The present invention features a system and method for displaying a power status of a hybrid vehicle, which can provide more extensive and detailed information such as a power status of a motor and an engine, a battery charge/discharge status, an operational status of an engine brake, etc. during running... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20110320089 - Over-the-air vehicle systems updating and associate security protocols: A method of updating a vehicle ECU includes establishing communication between a data communications module of a vehicle and an update server via a cellular network; validating the vehicle using a key exchange protocol between the data communications module and the update server; and sending update information from the update... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20110320090 - Method for determining the understeering ratio of a vehicle provided with electric power steering and for optionally correcting the power steering: The invention relates to a method for calculating the understeering ratio of automobiles provided with electric power steering (EPS) including an electric assistance motor (9) driven by an onboard electronic computer (11), a sensor (12, 14) providing a first piece of information on a real angular position of the steering... Agent: Jtekt Europe
20110320091 - Vehicle rollover detection: A system and method for detecting a rollover of a vehicle that includes at least one wheel reaction force sensing device for transmitting wheel reaction force signal indicative of an amount of force exerted on at least one wheel of the vehicle is provided. The system includes a controller operably... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110320092 - Environmentally friendly mobile office with location based advertising: A vehicle for use on surface streets providing a viable working environment that allows at least 6 passengers to conduct work during commuting time. The configuration of each individual workspace is sufficiently large and separate from other passengers to serve as an effective alternative workplace until the passenger has arrived... Agent:
20110320093 - Bicycle control system: A bicycle control system includes at least one user input member, a value generating unit, a wireless transmitter and a wireless receiver. The value generating unit includes a memory component that at least temporarily stores a generated value. The value generating unit updates the generated value that was memorized in... Agent: Shimano Inc.
20110320094 - Transmission control method: A method of operating a transmission device with a plurality of gears which can operate in an automatic shifting mode, during which a gear is selected automatically depending on the current driving situation, and also in a manual shifting mode during which a gear is selected depending on a driver's... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20110320095 - Control system having load-adjusted economy mode: A control system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The control system may have an engine configured to propel the mobile machine, at least one operator input device configured to indicate a desired engine speed and a desired mode of operation, and a controller in communication with the engine and... Agent:
20110320096 - Control apparatus for an automatic transmission: In the case where the shift range is switched to an N range (“YES” in the step S11), an ECU controls an So3 solenoid valve to enter an energized state (step S15), and controls a speed change mechanism to enter a non-transmission state, when the ECU judges that vehicle speed... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110320097 - Control apparatus and control method for automatic transmission: When a post-direct shift gear position does not match a target gear position during a direct shift but before engagement of an input clutch for the post-direct shift gear position begins, an ECU executes engagement control on a reaction brake for the new target gear position instead of executing engagement... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110320098 - Transmission power control parameter calculation method and device: A cubic metric calculator performs a calculation of a time average of power of the amplitude of a transmission signal when a cubic metric value is calculated as a product-sum operation between a transmission power-dependent term including an amplitude value depending on the transmission power of a transmission signal and... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110320099 - Braking control system and method for vehicle: Provided are a braking control system for a vehicle which is controlled in a priority order, and a method of the same. In more detail, the present invention relates to a braking control system for a vehicle equipped with an electronic brake at each wheel, in which the braking control... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
20110320100 - Method of maintaining optimal braking and skid protection for a two-wheeled vehicle having a speed sensor failure on a single wheel: The method of maintaining optimal braking and skid protection for a two-wheeled vehicle wheel with a wheel speed sensor failure involves providing pulsed braking pressure to the affected wheel with the wheel speed sensor failure. If an incipient or initial skid on another wheel with a functioning wheel speed sensor... Agent: Hydro-aire, Inc.
20110320101 - Method of maintaining optimal braking and skid protection for a two-wheeled vehicle having a speed sensor failure on a single wheel: The method of maintaining optimal braking and skid protection for a two-wheeled vehicle wheel with a wheel speed sensor failure involves providing pulsed braking pressure to the affected wheel with the wheel speed sensor failure. If an incipient or initial skid on another wheel with a functioning wheel speed sensor... Agent: Hydro-aire, Inc.
20110320102 - Vehicle travel control device: An ECU designates a value of a variation “Vunder” based on at least one of information about driver's operation, a velocity, and a road surface gradient when an actual velocity “V” is higher than a target velocity, sets a value of a variation “Vtarget” based on the designated value of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110320103 - Exhaust treatment methods and systems: A method of evaluating a particulate filter of an exhaust treatment system is provided. The method includes: selectively enabling at least one of data collection and resistance evaluation based on a particulate matter level in the particulate filter; when data collection is enabled, computing a particulate filter resistance based on... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110320105 - Electronically controlled diesel engine: An object is to provide an electronically controlled diesel engine capable of inhibiting the drastic increase of the fuel injection quantity from the fuel injection quantity before acceleration without the measurement of the relation between the number of revolutions of an engine, boost pressure, and the upper smoke limit of... Agent: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
20110320104 - Engine combustion control using ignition dwell: An engine control system, a controller for the engine control system, and a method of controlling a combustion process in an internal combustion engine operating at an engine operating condition. The engine control is based on closed-loop control of ignition dwell. Ignition dwell is defined as time or crank angle... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20110320106 - Air-fuel ratio control apparatus and air-fuel ratio control method for internal-combustion engine: An air-fuel ratio control apparatus for an internal-combustion engine includes an air-fuel-ratio sensor, a control-input calculator, an air-fuel-ratio controller, and a gain calculator. The air-fuel-ratio sensor is disposed in an exhaust channel in the internal-combustion engine and is configured to detect an air-fuel ratio in exhaust gas. The control-input calculator... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110320107 - Fuel injection control device for engine: A fuel injection control device for an engine executes a split injection constructed by a fixed injection and a variable injection. A required injection amount of the fixed injection is set in a low range. A required injection amount of the variable injection is set in a high range. An... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110320108 - Method of controlling automobile-mount diesel engine and the automobile-mount diesel engine: This disclosure provides a method of controlling a diesel engine, which includes executing a premix combustion pattern fuel injection containing one or more injections at a first timing, while introducing an amount of EGR gas according to an operating condition of the engine into a cylinder, when an engine load... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20110320109 - Automotive electrical system operation management during coasting and with engine off: An automotive electrical system for a motor vehicle comprising an internal combustion engine, the automotive electrical system comprising a main electrical power source, a secondary electrical power source, safety critical electrical loads and non-safety critical electrical loads, and an electrical switching device arranged between the main and secondary electrical power... Agent: Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.a.
20110320110 - Methods and systems for delivering travel-related information: Methods and systems are provided for delivering travel related information with an intelligent network. One method embodiment includes establishing a communication with the intelligent network through an access device, determining a location of the access device, and obtaining the travel-related information with the access device through the intelligent network, wherein... Agent:
20110320111 - System and method for providing road condition and congestion monitoring using smart messages: A communication device for providing road conditions and monitoring congestion, contains a memory and a processor configured by the memory to perform the steps of: extracting key current vehicle and/or traffic insight; determining if the extracted key current vehicle and/or traffic insight represents a departure from expected vehicle and/or traffic... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technolgoy
20110320112 - Solar or wind powered traffic monitoring device and method: A system for monitoring the flow of vehicular traffic comprising: a plurality of detectors that detect the passage of a vehicle along a predetermined roadway; the detectors being powered by one of solar or wind power; at least one transmitter for transmitting the data relating to the passage of a... Agent:
20110320113 - Generating driving route traces in a navigation system using a probability model: A navigation system includes a display screen and a host machine operable for calculating and displaying a recommended travel route within a road network using a Markov or other probability model. The probability model statistically models a distribution pattern of speed or other actual driving behavior within a road network.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110320114 - Map annotation messaging: A map annotation message including map annotation data that represents a route is received by a receiving device. The map annotation data is analyzed to determine a route represented by the map annotation message, and the determined route is presented by the receiving device.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110320115 - Navigation system for vehicle and navigation service method for the same: A navigation system for a vehicle and a navigation method for the same are disclosed. The navigation system collects transportation information and fuel efficiency information from several source vehicles located in a specific region, generates an optimum route for the corresponding region, and informs a target vehicle having requested a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20110320117 - Navigation system: Including a vehicle position determining unit (4, 6, 7, 11) for determining current position of a mobile unit; a map DB 15 that stores map data; a display unit 18 for displaying on its screen the map data and a vehicle mark indicating the position of the mobile unit on... Agent:
20110320116 - Providing an improved view of a location in a spatial environment: Technologies are described herein for providing an improved view of a location in a spatial environment. A current image associated with a current location of a geographic area is displayed. A user-selected point on the current image is received. A target location of the geographic area is determined based on... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110320118 - Travel time determination: The present invention relates to travel time determination, for example, determining a predicted travel time between locations based on historical data. One aspect of the invention is directed toward a method for determining a predicted amount of time required to travel from one location to another that includes dividing a... Agent: Dds Wireless International Inc.
20110320119 - Location brokerage system: A location brokerage system is described herein. A plurality of computing devices that are configured to output data that is indicative of a geographic location of a user are registered with the location brokerage system, and a plurality of location-based applications are registered with the location brokerage system. The location... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110320120 - Method of operating a navigation system to block unwanted advertisements: A method of operating a navigation system to block advertising messages is disclosed. A spatially based advertising filtering parameter defining a portion of a geographic region and an advertising message are obtained. A current location of the navigation system and a location of a business associated with the advertising message... Agent:
20110320121 - Navigation device and road lane recognition method thereof: Provided is a road lane recognition method in a navigation device, which can differentiate a road lane occupied by a vehicle running on bidirectional lanes, including estimating a vehicle location based on satellite signal received from a carrier-based navigation satellite system and correction information received from a master station; determining... Agent: Korea Aerospace Research Institute
20110320122 - Track information generating device, track information generating method, and computer-readable storage medium: Track information generating devices, methods, and programs acquire a self-contained navigation track of a vehicle indicated by time-series pieces of self-contained navigation information, and acquire a GPS track that is a track of the vehicle indicated by time-series pieces of GPS information. The devices, methods, and compare the self-contained navigation... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20110320123 - Apparatus for recognizing position using range signals and method thereof: A position recognizing apparatus and method is provided. The position recognizing apparatus includes a range sensor which senses a distance between the position recognizing apparatus and a range landmark, and a candidate range landmark information generating unit which generates information about candidate range landmarks. The candidate range landmark information is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.12/22/2011 > 74 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110313592 - Vehicle drive support device: In a vehicle drive support device 10a including an optical beacon communicator 11 that acquires exterior information on roads from an optical beacon communicator 100 on the roadside outside a subject vehicle, a navigation system 12 that acquires interior information on roads inside the subject vehicle and a vehicle drive... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110313595 - Electronic key: An electronic key includes an electronic key body that executes a function to communicate with and control a controller for an on-board device to drive a device mounted on a vehicle, and a mechanical key that fits a cylinder lock provided on the vehicle. The electronic key body includes an... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110313594 - On-vehicle remote control apparatus and method for controlling remotely controllable on-vehicle device: An on-vehicle remote control apparatus includes a use-state determining device configured to determine whether a vehicle is in use. The vehicle has a remotely controllable on-vehicle device. An emergency-mode determining device is configured to determine whether the vehicle is in an emergency mode. A remote-control-execution determining device is configured to... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110313596 - Remote control system having a touchscreen for controlling a railway vehicle: The present invention is directed to a remote control system for controlling a railway vehicle. The remote control system including a remote control device for transmitting signals to a first controller module. The first controller is mounted to the railway vehicle and controls and monitors the functions of the railway... Agent: Hetronic International, Inc.
20110313593 - Vehicle on board diagnostic port device with gps tracking, auto-upload, and remote manipulation: A device of embodiments of the disclosed technology comprises an interface adapted for engagement with an on-board diagnostic port of a vehicle, a global navigation satellite system receiver, a data storage device for storing received global navigation system data from the global navigation satellite system receiver, and a wireless network... Agent:
20110313599 - Aircraft backup control: A system is disclosed for controlling an aircraft when the hydraulic system of the aircraft has been compromised. The system includes a digital fly-by-wire control system configured to rescale at least one gain vector. The gain(s) may then used by a digital control to modulate engine thrust. In this manner,... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110313598 - Method and system for dynamically managing a flight procedure of an aircraft flight plan: A method of managing a flight procedure of an aircraft flight plan, which has at least one segment, includes a step in which an additional attribute of the segment representative of a compulsory or optional nature of the flight of said segment is dynamically selected.... Agent: Thales
20110313597 - Methods and systems for displaying annotations on an aircraft display: Methods and systems are provided for presenting content on a display device onboard an aircraft. A method comprises displaying, on the display device, information corresponding to a first procedure and displaying an annotation associated with the first procedure on the display device. The first procedure is associated with an airport... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110313600 - Integrated approach navigation system, method, and computer program product: Systems, computer program products, and methods for displaying navigation performance based flight path deviation information during the final approach segment to a runway and during landing of non-precision flight modes are provided. Improved graphical depictions of navigation performance based flight path deviation information provide pilots and flight crew members with... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110313608 - Construction machine and industrial vehicle having power supply system: A construction machine or industrial vehicle having a power supply system which includes a chargeable and dischargeable capacitor and a feeder circuit connecting a battery and the capacitor to a load capable of power running and regeneration. The capacitor is connected through a DC/DC converter which includes a controller that... Agent:
20110313602 - Drive control apparatus and drive control method for hybrid vehicle: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a drive control apparatus for hybrid vehicles and methods of driving control. In one such embodiment, a drive controller is configured to calculate a basic motor-generator torque value based on the basic engine torque value and the target driving torque value, set a target engine... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20110313604 - Electric vehicle and method of controlling the same: The present invention has an object of providing an electric vehicle which makes an assisting movement based on an operation by an operator without making a movement when an operator is not operating the electric vehicle or a movement which widely differs from a movement intended by the operator in... Agent:
20110313601 - Method for determining the actual state of a hybrid drive train: Within the scope of the method for determining the actual state of a hybrid drive train of a parallel hybrid vehicle as information for the hybrid operating strategy or the strategic layer of the hybrid control, an abstract strategy actual state is formed, on the basis of the actual state... Agent:
20110313605 - Moving body: Water contained in exhaust gas discharged from a fuel cell stack is separated by a gas-liquid separator and is accumulated in a recovery tank. The procedure of the invention sets a release amount of water and selects one or multiple positions for water release, based on the driving conditions including... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110313606 - Moving body: Water contained in exhaust gas discharged from a fuel cell stack is separated by a gas-liquid separator and is accumulated in a recovery tank. The procedure of the invention sets a release amount of water and selects one or multiple positions for water release, based on the driving conditions including... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110313607 - Speed control system: The present invention provides a speed control system, a speed control wheel mechanism and a spring compression system where magnetism is used as a unique speed reduction means to control excessive speed of a free rolling wheel, roller or pulley. The action takes place where a plurality of braking fins... Agent:
20110313603 - System and method for optimizing use of a battery: A battery optimization system and method for regulating and discharging a battery so as to optimize the use of the battery in accordance with the user's preference is provided. The battery optimization system includes a power source, a charging/discharging station connecting the battery with the power source, and a controller... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20110313609 - Vehicle drive support device: A GPS and a map information database acquire information regarding an arrow light which displays a signal for prohibiting travel in a particular direction, such as a red arrow light. A display and a loudspeaker supply information to a motorist of a host vehicle based on the information acquired by... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110313612 - Arrangement and method for detecting failure of an electromechanical brake: The invention relates to an arrangement and method for detecting failure of an electromechanical brake in an electromechanical drive system. The arrangement being characterized in that it comprises a control unit arranged to: send a drive torque signal to an electrical traction motor in the electromechanical drive system while the... Agent:
20110313613 - Electric storage device: An electric storage device including a state detection unit managing and controlling the state of a battery unit, wherein the state detection unit captures an inter-terminal voltage of each of a plurality of batteries measured by a battery management unit in a no-load state where the battery unit is separated... Agent: Hitachi Vechicle Energy, Ltd.
20110313610 - Method and a system for providing a driving-range forecast for a vehicle: A method of providing a forecast of a driving-range of a vehicle employing an energy storage device is disclosed. The method includes determining a state of charge (SOC) of the energy storage device, accessing geographical and road map data from a remote source, and calculating a historical average distance traveled... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110313611 - Tire autolocation system and method using an angular velocity: The present invention includes an air pressure detector and a body control module, wherein the air pressure detector includes an air pressure detecting module detecting air pressure of a tire and angular velocity sensors symmetrically mounted at left and right sides and detecting angular velocity of the tire and the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20110313614 - Integrated aeroelasticity measurement for vehicle health management: Systems and methods for aeroelasticity measurement and vehicle structural health analysis and monitoring are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer based system to monitor structural integrity of an aircraft comprises a processor and a memory module coupled to the processor and comprising logic instructions stored on a computer readable medium... Agent:
20110313615 - Diagnostic method and apparatus for an exhaust pressure regulator: A diagnostic method for an exhaust pressure regulator provided in an exhaust system connected to a turbocharged internal combustion engine includes demanding engine brake, measuring a back pressure in the exhaust system by a back pressure sensor provided between the exhaust pressure regulator and a turbo unit when demanding engine... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20110313616 - Vehicle failure diagnostic device: A vehicle failure is diagnosed based on data recorded in an electronic control unit (ECU) of a vehicle. Driving data pertaining to multiple parameters which are stored in the electronic control unit of the vehicle for when a vehicle failure occurs are compared with reference values representing data during normal... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110313618 - Electronic control unit and vehicle control method: Disclosed is an electronic control unit capable of being mounted to any vehicle regardless of the change of a voltage level of a vehicle power system, and a method for controlling the vehicle in which the electronic control unit is mounted to the vehicle and the vehicle operates with a... Agent: Mando Corporation
20110313617 - Sound-directed-outside-vehicle emitting device: A sound-directed-outside-vehicle emitting device includes a storage unit 2-A for storing criteria by each of which to determine whether or not a running zone is a high-risk zone, each of the criteria describing a status of the vehicle, and a navigation device 1-A for acquiring information showing a status of... Agent:
20110313619 - Vehicle keyless entry assembly having capacitance sensor operative for detecting objects: A keyless entry assembly for a vehicle includes a sensor carrier, a sensor in the form of an electrically conductive pad, and a controller. The sensor is mounted to the sensor carrier and the sensor carrier is positioned adjacent a panel such that the sensor is adjacent the panel. The... Agent: Uusi, LLC
20110313621 - Power steering apparatus and method: An apparatus for use in turning steerable vehicle wheels includes a power steering motor assembly connected with the steerable vehicle wheels. An engine driven pump connected with the power steering motor assembly is driven by an engine of the vehicle to supply fluid under pressure to the power steering motor... Agent: Trw Automotive U.s. LLC
20110313620 - Steering control apparatus: A VGRS device checks whether assist control of an EPS device for assisting steering operation of a steering wheel is being stopped. If the assist control of the EPS device is being stopped, a speed increase ratio is determined so that the rotation angle of the output shaft is less... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110313622 - Occupant posture sensing apparatus and occupant posture sensing method: To be configured inexpensively to enable cost reduction and sense sitting posture of an occupant highly accurately, occupant posture sensing apparatus 100 includes capacitance sensor unit 10 and circuit unit 20. Capacitance sensor unit 10 includes first and second sensing electrodes 11 and 12 provided at portions of vehicle interior... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20110313624 - Rear wheel toe angle control system: Provided is a rear wheel toe angle control system that can prevent the impairment of the tracking performance of the electric actuator and enable the rear wheel toe angle control system to ensure the stability of the vehicle even when the electric actuator for steering the rear wheel according to... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110313623 - System and method for peforming auto-location of a tire pressure monitoring sensor arranged with a vehicle wheel: Auto-location systems and methods of tire pressure monitoring sensor units arranged with a wheel of a vehicle detect a predetermined time (T1) when a wheel phase angle reaches angle of interest using a rim mounted or a tire mounted sensor. The systems and methods transmit a radio frequency message associated... Agent:
20110313625 - Coupler with coupling status sensors: A coupler (24) for coupling an accessory (28) to an excavator arm (12) of an excavator (10), the coupler comprising a first jaw (30) that points in a generally longitudinal direction relative to the frame of the coupler (24), the jaw (30) being for receiving a first attachment pin of... Agent: Miller International Limited
20110313626 - Method and system for automatically setting, adjusting, and monitoring load-based limits on a well service rig: A method and system for automatically setting adjusting and monitoring load-based limits is capable of monitoring the hookload, rig weight and combined measured weight and compare those parameters to limits. If any of the hookload, rig weight or measured weight should increase to a level beyond its limit, the system... Agent: Key Energy Services, LLC
20110313627 - Vehicle control unit and vehicle equipped with the same: A vehicle control unit and a vehicle equipped with the vehicle control unit are provided, the vehicle control unit being capable of preventing a shift change from being permitted in a direction opposite to a vehicle traveling direction caused by an erroneous operation of a shift lever during a traveling... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd
20110313628 - Control apparatus and control method for drive source: An ECT torque controlling system sets a torque demand amount. The torque demand amount set by the ECT torque controlling system is converted by a converter of a power train manager into a torque demand amount changing with a delay relative to the set torque demand amount. A selector of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110313629 - System and method for determining vehicle speed: A system for a vehicle includes a speed determination module, a buffer module, and a speed prediction module. The speed determination module determines changes in measured vehicle speed. The buffer module stores the determined changes in measured vehicle speed. The speed prediction module predicts a speed of the vehicle when... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110313630 - Calibrating transmission motor torque: The described system and method allow a controller to calibrate a transmission variator of a continuously variable transmission for torque control by obtaining static and dynamic qualities and parameters of the variator through an automated calibration procedure. The system and method employ a pair of transmission mode configurations and operational... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110313631 - Gear selection method for an automatic transmission for a traction phase after a coasting phase of a motor vehicle: Disclosed herein is a gear selection method and device for an automatic transmission for a traction phase (Z2) after a coasting phase (S) of a motor vehicle. According to the method, in a traction phase (Z1) before the coasting phase (S), a sliding average value of the rotational speed level... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
20110313632 - Vehicle power transmission apparatus: A control unit (200) executes fail-safe control that forcibly releases a lockup clutch (15) by activating a fail-safe valve (112), abnormality diagnosis control that determines whether a solenoid valve (DSU) is suffering from a solenoid ON abnormality when the vehicle has started with the fail-safe control executed, and reproduction control... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110313633 - Device for navigating a motor vehicle and a method of navigating the same: A method and system for navigation of a motor vehicle with reference to current traffic conditions in an area are presented. The navigation of the motor vehicle includes transmitting signals by a signal transceiver to a navigation unit in the motor vehicle, the signals include at least (a) current velocity... Agent:
20110313635 - Automotive-vehicle-borne miniature spectrometer having a single measurement and reference detector: A device for measuring a spectrum of a light beam, in a wavelength range chosen beforehand, the spectrum being generated by a sample to be analyzed, the optical measuring device including at least one light source, a measurement cell and a measurement detector placed on a measurement optical pathway, the... Agent: Continental Automotive France
20110313634 - Egr control apparatus for internal combustion engine: An EGR control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of accurately controlling an inert gas amount and an inert gas ratio of two types of EGR gas supplied to cylinders of the engine via two paths different from each other, thereby making it possible to ensure a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110313636 - Method for operating a drivetrain of a motor vehicle: A method for operating a drivetrain of a motor vehicle, the drivetrain having a drive unit with an internal combustion engine and with at least one turbocharger, a driver demand torque being determined as a function of a present accelerator pedal actuation (PI), a drive unit torque (MNEW) which is... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
20110313637 - Combustion apparatus and method for combustion control: A combustion apparatus (water heater) includes a combustion means (burner) combusting fuel, at least two flame detecting means (flame rods) detecting whether there is a flame or not in the combustion means, a determination unit (control device) determining whether or not to be a misfire based on detected results of... Agent: Takagi Industrial Co., Ltd.
20110313638 - Method and system for delivering enrichment to an engine: The present invention includes an automobile including an enrichment delivery system. The enrichment delivery system includes an engine, a catalytic converter, multiple sensors, a memory, and a control unit. The engine includes an enrichment delivery unit, which delivers base fuel and enrichment to the engine. The engine generates an output... Agent:
20110313639 - Service bay high pressure common rail injector performance test: A method for testing a fuel injector including providing an engine with a common rail fuel injection system having one or more fuel injectors; operating the engine at a selected set of operating conditions; conducting a motoring event; allowing a first settling duration; measuring a first rail pressure; operating a... Agent:
20110313642 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine including variable valve operating mechanism: Provided is a control apparatus, which can successfully suppress that deterioration of combustion is caused in response to inflow of a large amount of blow-by gas to cylinders at the time of a valve return from a valve stop state in an internal combustion engine including a positive crankcase ventilation... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110313640 - Control system including electronic control apparatus and sensor apparatuses bus-connected to electronic control apparatus: The control system has a structure in which sensor apparatuses each having a data communication function are connected to an electronic control apparatus through a common communication line, and the sensors of the sensor apparatuses are connected to the electronic control apparatus through separate individual signal lines to transmit sensor... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110313641 - Method and system for pre-ignition control: Methods are provided for controlling an engine in response to a pre-ignition event. A pre-ignition threshold and a pre-ignition mitigating action are adjusted based on a rate of change of cylinder aircharge. As a result, pre-ignition events occurring during transient engine operating conditions are detected and addressed different from pre-ignition... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110313643 - Internal combustion engine with cylinders that can be de-activated, with exhaust gas recirculation by variable control of the intake valves, and method for controlling an internal combustion engine: A multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is provided with a system for the variable actuation of the intake valves. At least one part of the engine cylinders is deactivated, cutting off fuel supply to said cylinders, under operating conditions that do not require the maximum power of the engine and in... Agent: C.r.f. Societa Consortile Per Azioni
20110313644 - System and method for detection of average speed of vehicles for traffic control: The invention relates to a method and a system for identifying moving objects by employing a tag, said tag comprising at least alphanumeric characters and said tag being extracted from pictures taken by cameras located in at least two different points within a certain distance comprising extracting alphanumeric characters of... Agent:
20110313645 - System and method for aircraft taxiing and guidance using a communication network: A system and method for aircraft taxiing and guidance using ground station's communication network is disclosed. In one embodiment, in a method of aircraft taxiing and guidance, a communication link between an aircraft computing system and a ground station system is established using a communication network provided by the ground... Agent:
20110313646 - Fuel and vehicle monitoring methods and systems: The invention, in one aspect, features a fuel and vehicle monitoring method. The method includes receiving, via a first processor, a first odometer value and a first fuel acquisition value for a vehicle at a first instance. The method also includes determining, with a second processor, whether the first odometer... Agent: Wright Express Corporation
20110313647 - Power management systems and designs: Described herein are devices, systems, and methods for managing the power consumption of an automotive vehicle, and thereby for optimizing the power consumption of the vehicle. The devices and systems for managing the power consumption of the vehicle typically include power management logic that can calculate an applied power for... Agent: Motility Systems
20110313650 - Inertial sensor orientation detection and measurement correction for navigation device: Implementations relating to methods, apparatuses and systems are disclosed for obtaining corrected inertial measurements based on an observed orientation of an inertial sensor system relative to a reference body.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110313649 - Method and apparatus for providing smart zooming of a geographic representation: An approach is provided for custom zooming of geographic representation. A custom zooming application determines an input specifying a level of zoom for rendering a geographic representation presented at a device, the geographic representation including a plurality of objects. The custom zooming application determines respective degrees of relevance of the... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20110313648 - Probabilistic map matching from a plurality of observational and contextual factors: Systems, methods, and devices are described for implementing map matching techniques relating to measured location data. Probabilistic models, including temporal Bayesian network models and Hidden Markov Models, may be used for combining multiple classes of evidence relating to potential locations of points traversed on routes over time. Multiple route segments... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110313651 - Travel route mapping based on radiation exposure risks: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable detection and/or monitoring and/or control of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) exposure of target body-related portions of a user operating a telecommunication device. In some embodiments a risk-assessment output is provided based on a safety threshold or predetermined intrusion level of EMR exposure. A further aspect... Agent:
20110313654 - Gps navigator: Disclosed is a method and system for identifying a location of interest between a user and an identified endpoint and computing at least one reference vector based on current positional information, current velocity information, and an identified endpoint. A sampling bandwidth is designated based on at least one of current... Agent:
20110313652 - Managing electrical power utilization in an electric vehicle: Managing energy capacity in an electric vehicle based on a driver profile. This is achieved by various means, including interactively determining a travel plan with a user, calculating a total travel distance for the travel plan, determining how far the electric vehicle can travel based on its current energy level,... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110313653 - Method, device and system for presenting navigational information: A method and apparatus for presenting navigational information for a mobile device. The mobile device is configured to determine its location, for example via GPS. One or more input images and navigational information are obtained. The input images may be obtained, for example, via a camera. One or more output... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20110313655 - Navigation assistance method and system: In a navigation assistance system, information is received from a user pertaining to a water trip contemplated by the user. The system includes a database storing waterway data. The database is accessed in response to the information from the user. At least one recommended over-water route is derived in response... Agent:
20110313656 - System and method for transferring vehicle operating data to an external navigation system: A vehicle information system is provided that includes an interface module configured to receive operating data from a vehicle information system. The interface module is also configured to transfer the operating data to a navigation system that is not built-in to the vehicle to facilitate vehicle position determination without using... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company
20110313657 - Context-sensitive point of interest retrieval: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on one or more computer storage devices, for context sensitive point of interest retrieval. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a current location of a user's electronic device and retrieving multiple points of interest within a predetermined distance to the current... Agent: Google Inc.
20110313659 - Map information processing apparatus: An apparatus includes a map information storage section (16) for storing map information on an area by area basis formed in meshes; a positioning section (15) for measuring its own present location; a new road detecting section (19) for deciding that a new road is detected when the present location... Agent:
20110313658 - System and method for enhancing computer-generated images of terrain on aircraft displays: A system and method are disclosed for enhancing the visibility and ensuring the correctness of terrain and navigation information on aircraft displays, such as, for example, continuous, three-dimensional perspective view aircraft displays conformal to the visual environment. More specifically, an aircraft display system is disclosed that includes a processing unit,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110313661 - Map information processing apparatus: An apparatus includes a map information storage section (16) for storing map information on an area by area basis formed in meshes; a positioning section (15) for measuring its own present location; a new road detecting section (19) for deciding that a new road is detected when the present location... Agent:
20110313660 - Method for exchanging messages in a navigation system using visible light communications: Method and device for exchanging messages in a VLC navigation system is provided, in which a map server generates a provision message in the form of visible light signals through all lamps in an area, using a PLC network, where a navigation service is provided, a terminal that wants to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110313662 - Navigation apparatus and system: A navigation apparatus and system provided on a mobile carrier performs error correction for positioning information and orienting information of the carrier through a position sensing module and an orientation sensing module and analyzes the corrected positioning information and orienting information by the usage of a route planning module, so... Agent:
20110313663 - Determining relative spatial information between vehicles: A method for determining relative spatial information between a first vehicle and a second vehicle, the method including monitoring a communication channel at the first vehicle and receiving a current communication signal sent by the second vehicle on the communication channel. The current communication signal is received at a received... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110313664 - Apparatus for predicting the movement of a mobile body: A movement region prediction apparatus includes a mobile body detection device that detects a mobile body around a host vehicle; a prediction device that predicts a movement region of the detected mobile body; and a degree-of-normality acquisition device that acquires degree of normality of a situation of movement of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110313665 - Method for automatically detecting a driving maneuver of a motor vehicle and a driver assistance system comprising said method: b) that threshold values (Ith, TTCA,B,th) are determined for said indicator quantities (LOL, LOR, TTCA,B, I), which threshold values are used as criteria for detecting partial maneuvers of an overtaking or evasive maneuver, in particular a maneuver to follow a vehicle driving ahead, a lane change, a maneuver to pass... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg12/15/2011 > 59 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110307122 - Device and method for controlling the driving behavior of a vehicle when approaching a stopping point: A device is provided for controlling the driving behavior of a vehicle when approaching a stopping point with a sensing device, which determines the distance between the vehicle and the stopping point, and with an evaluation device which taking into account at least the current vehicle speed determines a rolling... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110307120 - Method for locating the longitudinal position of the wheels of a vehicle: A method for locating the longitudinal position, either on the front chassis or on the rear chassis of a vehicle, of wheels (2) equipped with an electronic module (6) (or called wheel unit) designed to emit, to a central processing unit mounted on the vehicle, signals representative of operating parameters... Agent: Continental Automotive France
20110307121 - Road-installed driving supporting device, vehicle-mounted driving supporting device, and driving supporting system: A vehicle-mounted driving supporting device 2 supports driving on the basis of the presence of a nonpriority vehicle A entering a priority road 50 from a nonpriority road 40. The vehicle-mounted driving supporting device 2 includes an information provision determination device 34 which, when a host vehicle is traveling on... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110307118 - Vehicle aerodynamic efficiency advisor systems and methods: A method is provided. The method includes estimating aerodynamic efficiency values of a vehicle; comparing the aerodynamic efficiency values to determine vehicle settings; and generating a recommendation based on the at least one of the efficiency values and the vehicle settings.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110307119 - Web portal system for managing vehicle usage and mobility: A network including a web portal gathers, compiles and formats information on vehicle usage across a vehicle community. The vehicle community is comprised of a plurality of vehicles whose users and owners have joined the network and communicate through the web portal to allow gathering and accumulation of vehicle operation... Agent: Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.
20110307124 - Automated geo-fence boundary configuration and activation: A geo-fence is defined and established automatically based on a current location of an asset along with some range or distance, avoiding the need for a user to manually specify a location by drawing a perimeter, specifying a point location, or by any other means. Once established, the geo-fence can... Agent: Gordon * Howard Associates, Inc.
20110307123 - Electric power line communication system for vehicle: An in-vehicle electric power line communication system includes: a pair of direct current electric power lines functioning as electrically equilibrated communication lines; multiple communication devices communicating with each other via the communication lines; and an ignition switch. Each communication device applies a high frequency signal to the communication lines so... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110307125 - Method of monitoring the effectiveness of a damper, and a device for implementing said method: The present invention relates to a method of monitoring the effectiveness of a damper system, wherein the method consists in measuring the relative movements of two strength members, in filtering the measurements in order to isolate those that relate to the lead-lag resonant frequency of the blade, in rectifying the... Agent: Eurocopter
20110307126 - Measuring of a landing platform of a ship: A system for predicting the movement of a surface for autonomous landing of unmanned aerial vehicles thereon. At least two beam emitters are each movable to measure along at least one line on the surface. The lines measured by the two beam emitters are crossed so that they have at... Agent: Saab Ab
20110307128 - Automatic vessel position holding control method and controller: An automatic vessel position holding control method for holding a vessel position and a vessel heading of a vessel on the ocean in order to reduce a positional deviation and a heading deviation sharply as compared with the conventional automatic vessel position holding control by performing feedforward control for estimating... Agent:
20110307127 - Method and system for controlling engine performance: Methods and systems are provided for operating a vehicle including an engine comprising a turbocharger including a compressor and a turbine. The engine further includes a bypass path configured to selectively route gas from downstream of the compressor to upstream of the turbine. In one embodiment, the method comprises selectively... Agent:
20110307134 - Control system and control method: A control for a hybrid vehicle includes; obtaining information that an EV switch that is operated when a travel of the vehicle in an EV mode in which priority is given to an EV travel in which the vehicle travels by a motive power only from a rotary electric machine... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110307136 - Device and method for controlling vehicle: An ECU executes a program including the steps of: setting a target boost voltage to a maximum value when a request for changing a sub power supply is made; temporarily increasing discharge electric power of a main power supply and then restricting discharge electric power of the sub power supply... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110307131 - Device for the energy management of a vehicle: A device for the energy management of a vehicle, which has an air-conditioning system and a controller controlling the air-conditioning system. The air-conditioning system includes an air-conditioning compressor coupled mechanically to the drive train and a thermal storage unit. The controller controls the air-conditioning compressor in such a way that... Agent:
20110307135 - Engine control apparatus and hybrid vehicle including thereof: An engine control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle is provided with a conversion angle detecting device, an angle determining device, an engine load calculating device and an engine control device. The conversion angle detecting device detects a rotational phase of a cam with respect to a crankshaft as a detected... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20110307137 - Generator power-based cold start strategy: A system and method for controlling engine starting in a hybrid electric vehicle that includes a battery, an engine and a generator acting as a motor control generator power during engine starting so that generator torque complements or assists the engine to develop a stable running speed throughout an engine... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110307130 - Selectable driving modes: Electric vehicle driving modes and methods of use thereof are described. A vehicle includes a driving mode selection unit. The driving mode selection unit can be used to select a particular driving mode from amongst a plurality of driving modes. A vehicle may be capable of using more energy in... Agent: Coda Automotive, Inc.
20110307133 - System for adjusting go-kart speed: A system and related methods to automatically equalize acceleration rates and speeds of an electric go-kart based on the weight and other characteristics of the driver. Each kart is equipped with a transponder with a unique frequency that is controlled by a remote control transmitter via radio frequency (RF). The... Agent:
20110307132 - Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control method: In a vehicle control for a vehicle that includes: an internal combustion engine; a vehicle-driving rotary electric machine that generates drive force on a drive wheel; and an electricity storage device that supplies electric power to the vehicle-driving rotary electric machine, the internal combustion engine includes an exhaust passageway, a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110307129 - Vehicle steerability and stability control via independent wheel torque control: An independent wheel torque control algorithm is disclosed for controlling motor torques applied to individual electric motors coupled to vehicle wheels in an electric vehicle. In a first range of vehicle states, vehicle steerability is favored so that the operator of the vehicle suffers little or no longitudinal propulsion loss... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110307138 - Positioning system and method: A positioning method that calculates a lower accuracy positioning solution and applies an offset to the lower accuracy positioning solution to form a final positioning solution if a higher accuracy positioning solution is unavailable. The offset represents a difference between the lower accuracy positioning solution and the higher accuracy positioning... Agent: Leica Geosystems Ag
20110307139 - Computationally efficient intersection collision avoidance system: The present invention discloses a back-propagating intersection collision avoidance (ICA) system for preventing two or more vehicles from colliding at an intersection. The ICA system can calculate predicted positions of the two or more vehicles in the near future, and both the current and future positions can be broadcast to... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20110307140 - Configurable functions for vehicle parameters: The user configures to process at least two data sources without depending on preprogrammed functions or resorting to reprogramming the basic software of the device.... Agent: Webtech Wireless Inc.
20110307141 - System and method for determining equipment utilization: A method for measuring vehicle utilization includes determining, with an ignition sensor, an ignition status of a vehicle and determining, with a motion sensor, a motion status of the vehicle. The method further includes determining a utilization of the vehicle based, at least in part, on the ignition status and... Agent: On-board Communications, Inc.
20110307142 - Vehicle motion control system: Provided is a vehicle motion control system that comprises a plurality of vehicle behavior control units that are controlled in a mutually coordinated manner, and is configured to operate as designed even when one of the vehicle motion control units should fail. If a RTC-ECU (61) has ceased a control... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110307143 - Method and system for facilitating the exchange of information between a vehicle and a remote location: The present invention is directed to a system and method that includes a vehicle that exchanges information with the remote location by way of a communication network. A remote server transmits vehicle-related information to the vehicle by way of a communication system. Information may also be broadcast to and received... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110307144 - Method and system for transmitting and receiving vehicle information: The present invention provides a method and system for transmitting and receiving vehicle information, in which a wireless transmitting and receiving unit and a vehicle computer recording a first information is disposed in the vehicle, and a processing computer is disposed in a vehicle station. When the vehicle enters the... Agent: National Chiao Tung University
20110307145 - Power generation control apparatus and power generation control system: A power generation control apparatus can switch, by controlling a power generation apparatus capable of generating power by power of a power source which makes a vehicle travel, between a first power generation control of mainly performing power generation at the time of deceleration of the vehicle while suppressing power... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110307146 - Safety detection apparatus for exiting a vehicle: A safety detection apparatus for exiting a vehicle is disclosed, according to an embodiment, the safety detection apparatus utilizes a circumstance detecting means such as an infrared detector, a radar detector, or a video monitor to detect a moving object signal. A parameter determining means generates a relative position signal... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20110307147 - Vehicle control system with advanced tire monitoring: A control system (11) for a vehicle (10) includes vehicle dynamics sensors (35-47) providing a vehicle dynamics signal. Tire monitoring system sensors (20) in each wheel generate tire signals including temperature, pressure and acceleration data. A controller (26) communicates with the tire monitoring system sensors (20) and at least one... Agent: Ford Global Technonolgies
20110307148 - Occupant detection system and method having heater element electrical isolation: A system for determining an occupant proximate to a vehicle seat, a controller for use in the system, and a method for electrically isolating a heater element from an occupant detection electrode. When a heater element in a seat is coupled to a heater voltage source to generate heat, the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20110307149 - Automatic grain transfer control system based on real time modeling of a fill level profile for regions of the receiving container: A grain transfer control system for automatically controlling relative positions of an unloading system discharge nozzle of a work machine and a receiving container based on a real time model of a fill level profile for regions of the receiving container, the profile being modeled using known or estimated rates... Agent:
20110307150 - Damping oscillations during a gear ratio change of a dual clutch powershift transmission: A method for controlling an upshift in a vehicle transmission includes transferring engine torque from an offgoing clutch to an oncoming clutch, using a torque capacity of the offgoing clutch to dampen oscillations when a difference between a speed of a transmission offgoing input and a calculated expected speed of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110307151 - Method and device for preventing a surging of fluids in a tank of a tank truck: A method and device for preventing a surging of fluids in a tank of a tank truck, during transportation, the tank truck having a drive train including an internal combustion engine, a clutch device and an automatic or automated transmission device, and the drive train is controlled by an electronic... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20110307152 - Vehicle travel control device: There is provided a vehicle travel control device capable of controlling acceleration and deceleration without causing a driver to feel uncomfortable. The vehicle travel control device includes: a vehicle deceleration control section which operates at least two of a throttle control section, a downshifting control section, and a brake control... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110307153 - Method and device for controlling disengagement of an automated vehicle master clutch: A method and device are provided for controlling disengagement of an automated vehicle master clutch arranged in a vehicle drivetrain between a vehicle propulsion unit and a step geared transmission. The method includes the steps of determining a first output torque of the propulsion unit prior to initiation of a... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20110307154 - Braking/driving control apparatus for vehicle: A braking/driving control apparatus for a vehicle includes a basic control unit which calculates and outputs a target axle torque based on a target acceleration and a driving resistance of the vehicle and which determines an axle torque for a power train of the vehicle and an axle torque for... Agent: Advics Co., Ltd.
20110307155 - Method and system for limiting a dynamic parameter of a vehicle: The present invention relates to a method for limiting a dynamic parameter of a vehicle, such as speed or acceleration, and to a vehicle dynamics control module (VDCM), an engine control module (ECM) and a system for carrying out the method as well as to a computer product associated thereto.... Agent:
20110307156 - Automobile communication system: A communication system for use with an automobile having an accelerator, a brake, a cruise control, and a brake lamp includes a display, a transmitter, a receiver, and a cruise lamp visible from outside the automobile. The communication system includes a processor in data communication with the accelerator, the brake,... Agent:
20110307157 - Airflow generating device for alternator cooling and vapor canister purging: Various systems and methods for an engine in a vehicle which includes an airflow generating device coupled between an alternator and a fuel vapor canister are described. In one example, airflow from the airflow generating device is directed to cool the alternator during a first mode such as when the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110307158 - Apparatus to control internal combustion engine, method for controlling internal combustion engine and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium: An apparatus to control an internal combustion engine includes a cylinder operation controller configured to switch a cylinder operation between an all-cylinder operation and a cylinder deactivation operation. A deactivation time parameter integrating device is configured to integrate a deactivation time parameter indicating a deactivation time of the part of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110307159 - Control apparatus of internal combustion engine: A control pattern corresponding to a ultra high expansion cycle is executed, wherein an actual timing IVCa of an intake valve closing timing is controlled to agree with a steady adapted value IVCt, an actual value εma of a mechanical compression ratio is controlled to agree with a steady adapted... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110307160 - System for monitoring and indicating filter life: Disclosed are systems, methods, and algorithms for monitoring and indicating filter life. In particular, the disclosed systems, methods, and algorithms may be utilized for monitoring and indicating the useful life of a filter in an internal combustion engine.... Agent: Cummins FiltrationIPInc.
20110307161 - Method and device for operating a fuel injection system: A method is described for operating a fuel injection system, in particular of an internal combustion engine, in which fuel under pressure is made available in a pressure reservoir and a fuel pressure prevailing in the pressure reservoir is ascertainable with the aid of a pressure sensor. Fuel is removed... Agent:
20110307162 - Control device for internal combustion engine: A control device in an IC engine estimates a future cylinder inside air quantity by delaying an operation of a throttle to make responsiveness of the IC engine and estimation precision of the cylinder inside air quantity compatible with each other. A delay time is provided in a calculation process... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110307163 - Controller of internal combustion engine: A controller performs compression self-ignition combustion control for combusting a mixture gas by injecting fuel into a cylinder in a negative valve overlapping period (NVO period), in which both of an exhaust valve and an intake valve are closed, and by causing self-ignition of the mixture gas using compression in... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110307164 - Control device for in-cylinder fuel injection type internal combustion engine: Provided is a control device for an in-cylinder injection engine which reduces an amount of fuel attaching and remaining on a piston crown surface so as to bring the first injection as advanced as possible and suppress an increase in the number of exhaust particles of PM, when fuel injection... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20110307166 - Method for computing an energy efficient route: Probe data is analyzed to derive Longitudinal Speed Profiles (LSPs) and an Optimal Longitudinal Speed Profile (18) for each road segment or link in a digital map network. The Longitudinal Speed Profiles (LSPs) profiles are calculated during defined time spans whereas the Optimal Longitudinal Speed Profile (18) is based on... Agent:
20110307165 - Method for creating speed profiles for digital maps: Probe data collected at times of low traffic density is analyzed to derive a Raw Road Design Speed Limit (RRDSL, 16) for each road segment or group of segments in a digital map. The RRDSL (16), comprised of longitudinally distributed Pt speeds, is associated with the road segment and stored... Agent:
20110307167 - Method and system for providing geographically targeted information and advertising: A system and method of providing information based on the location of the target. The system is ideal for use with voice based technology, and uses street segments to allow users to identify their location by cross street. The system can target advertisements to users based on the location of... Agent:
20110307168 - Weather-sensitive route mapping: A wireless phone navigation system that obtains and uses weather system data to alert and re-route a user around inclement weather located at a point on the user's navigated route, as predicted to be at a time in the future that the user would otherwise be expected to traverse that... Agent:
20110307169 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, information processing system, and program: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a map matching section configured to extract, based on a result obtained by measuring a position of a user, a candidate for a road along which the user is proceeding, and a selection section configured to select a road along which the... Agent:
20110307170 - Navigation system: A navigation system includes a map database 11 that stores map information, broadcast wave receivable area information indicating an area capable of receiving a broadcast wave, and broadcast wave reception blocked area information indicating an area incapable of receiving a broadcast wave; a vehicle position detecting unit 15 for detecting... Agent:
20110307171 - Gps location refinement method in environments with low satellite visibility: A map data base can be used to assist GPS and other vehicle sensors (i.e., wheel speed, gyro, . . . ) in location estimation by allowing techniques such as determining if location is valid or invalid, best-fit determination, and others. Reduction in map data dependency can be achieved by... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
20110307172 - Hand-held navigation aid for individuals with visual impairment: The present application relates to a hand-held navigation aid and method that assists the visually impaired individuals to navigate and perform routine activities independently. The method enables visually impaired individuals to identify the hindrances using navigation means. The method assists visually impaired individual to navigate in all types of environment,... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
20110307173 - Use of inertial sensor data to improve mobile station positioning: An implementation of a system and method for using inertial sensor data to improve mobile station positioning is provided. Many mobile devices include an inertial sensor. These inertia measurements typically produce low resolution inertial measurements, which may be used to generate an uncertainty value and/or to select a positioning filter... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110307174 - Navigation method, apparatus, computer program and user interface: An apparatus, method, computer program and user interface wherein the method comprises: a controller configured to determine locations of interest within a predetermined distance of a first location; a display configured to simultaneously present a map, a first bounded area of the map and a list of the determined locations... Agent:
20110307175 - Method and system for collision assessment for vehicles: Methods and systems are provided for assessing a target proximate a vehicle. A location and a velocity of the target are obtained. The location and the velocity of the target are mapped onto a polar coordinate system via a processor. A likelihood that the vehicle and the target will collide... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110307176 - Vehicle handling assistant apparatus: A vehicle handling assistant apparatus is discloses, the vehicle handling assistant apparatus utilizes an environment acquisition means to acquire an environment signal and utilizes an environment presentation means to present the environment signal. The vehicle handling assistant apparatus also utilizes an obstacle detection means to detect an obstacle from the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.12/08/2011 > 68 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110301781 - Method for calibrating an angle sensor and vehicle with an angle sensor: A method for calibration of at least one angle sensor sensing an angular position of a pivotable element rotatable from a first position to a maximum position is provided, wherein during an operation time of the pivotable element at least one adjustable angle corresponding to an extreme value of the... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment
20110301782 - Seat weight detecting subsystem: It is provided a subsystem for seat weight detection, the configuration of which enables improved assemblability and economization of space in layout. A seat weight detecting subsystem is provided for each seat 7 mounted inside a vehicle. Each seat weight detecting subsystem 4 includes weight detection sensors 8 which are... Agent: Yazaki Corporation
20110301780 - System and method for monitoring the location of a communication device in a vehicle: In at least one embodiment, a system for locating a personal communication device (PCD) in a vehicle is provided. The system includes a controller that is configured to receive a first signal indicative of a location of at least one PCD in a vehicle and to determine whether the at... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110301779 - Vehicle relative position estimation apparatus and vehicle relative position estimation method: A vehicle relative position estimation apparatus includes: a motional state acquiring unit that acquires vehicle control information for controlling the motional state of a vehicle or the motional state of the vehicle detected by an in-vehicle apparatus of the vehicle, and vehicle control information for controlling the motional state of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110301785 - Biologically inspired compliant locomotion for remote vehicles: A method for providing a uniform ground contact pressure when operating a tracked remote vehicle comprises: sensing the terrain below the remote vehicle using a series of proximity sensors that are configured to measure a distance from an underside of a chassis of the remote vehicle to the terrain directly... Agent:
20110301784 - Helicopter: The present invention relates to a reduced scale industrial helicopter, with an integrated automatic flight control system, that includes core autopilot functions, GPS management, and full-function navigation systems. The autopilot technology includes rapid launch capability, real-time in-flight switching between one or more of a) remote control, b) autopilot-directed, c) ground... Agent:
20110301787 - Method of synchronized control of electric motors of a remote- controlled rotary wing drone such as a quadricopter: Each motor is controlled by a microcontroller and the set of microcontrollers is driven by a central controller. According to the invention, said method comprises: a preliminary step consisting at least in establishing an asynchronous serial communications link over a line between the central controller and each of the microcontrollers,... Agent: Parrot
20110301786 - Remote vehicle control system and method: A system increases an operator's situational awareness while the operator controls a remote vehicle. The system comprises an operator control unit having a point-and-click interface configured to allow the operator to view an environment surrounding the remote vehicle and control the remote vehicle, and a payload attached to the remote... Agent:
20110301783 - Systems and methods for inertially controlling a hovering unmanned aerial vehicles: Systems and methods for inertially controlling a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle (HUAV) are provided. One inertial controller includes a frame and a sensor for detecting a change in an orientation and/or motion of the frame with respect to a predetermined neutral position. The inertial controller also includes a processor for... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110301788 - Engine control system and method: An engine control strategy for a marine vessel propulsion system receives a request for a gear from among plural transmission gears, determines an engine speed for the requested transmission gear shift, adjusts the engine to the determined speed for a predetermined amount of time, and prevents the requested transmission gear... Agent: Cummins Intellectual Properties, Inc.
20110301789 - Battery power service management system and battery power service management method: A battery power service management system and a battery power service management method are provided. The present invention is adapted for providing an instant battery power service in which a backup battery having an electric power volume sufficient for driving the vehicle to run a desired mileage is provided for... Agent:
20110301794 - Electric drive vehicle, system and method: An electric drive system is provided for use in a vehicle that is operated in environments with stringent emissions and ventilation regulations. In one embodiment, the electric drive system comprises a motor capable of propelling the vehicle and an energy storage device coupled to the motor, and selectively couplable to... Agent:
20110301791 - Electric launch of a hybrid vehicle having a belt alternator starter and a dual clutch transmission: A controller-executable method provides an electric-only (EV) launch mode in a vehicle having an accelerator pedal, an engine, a motor generator unit (MGU), a dual-clutch transmission (DCT), and a belt alternator starter system adapted for selectively rotating the crankshaft using motor torque from the MGU. Execution of the method uses... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110301799 - Electricity storage control device for hybrid vehicle: An electricity storage control device for a hybrid vehicle that includes: an internal combustion engine; a battery that is charged by a power generator driven by the internal combustion engine; and a motor that is driven upon receiving an electric power from the battery, the hybrid vehicle conducting travel in... Agent:
20110301795 - Increasing vehicle security: A method, computer-readable medium, system, and apparatus for increasing vehicle security are disclosed.... Agent:
20110301797 - Method and device for operating a hybrid drive for a vehicle: A method and a device for operating a hybrid vehicle, which ascertain the torque necessary for starting the non-operating internal combustion engine, and this torque is reserved by an additional drive unit. The torque necessary for starting the non-operating internal combustion engine is minimized by appropriately adjusting parameters of the... Agent:
20110301793 - Method and system for controlling hydraulic apparatus for continuously variable transmission of hybrid vehicle system: The present invention provides a method and system for controlling hydraulic apparatus for CVT of a hybrid vehicle system, which adjust rotation speed of an input axial and output axial by means of hydraulic pressure generated from a first and a second hydraulic pump and guided through hydraulic circuits coupled... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110301798 - Method for regulating rotational speed: e
20110301790 - Optimizing use of solar photovoltaic-generated electricity in electric or hybrid vehicles: An electric or hybrid-electric vehicle is provided with vehicle-mounted solar cells capable of generating electrical power. The power from the array is directed to vehicle systems according to a pre-determined algorithm intended to most effectively extend the vehicle range when operated under electric power. Power from the solar cells is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110301796 - Power transmitting apparatus for a hybrid vehicle: A power transmitting apparatus for a hybrid vehicle can transmit the driving force of engine E to the motor M or reversely the driving force of motor M to the engine E when the vehicle is stopped while avoiding transmission of the driving force of either of them to the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha F.c.c.
20110301792 - Transitioning between series-drive and parallel-drive in a hybrid-electric vehicle powertrain: A method for operating a powertrain includes determining maximum and minimum series-drive power limits of powertrain electric components; operating in parallel-drive if vehicle speed exceeds a reference, demanded wheel power is between said limits, or demanded engine power exceeds a reference demanded engine power; and operating in series-drive if vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110301800 - Automatic guided vehicle and method for drive control of the same: An automatic guided vehicle and a method for drive control enable driving of the vehicle with a coordinate system, while using designation of a movement position by address. The automatic guided vehicle measures a surrounding state by a laser, performs matching between map data and measurement data obtained by the... Agent: Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd.
20110301801 - Horizontal order-picker: A horizontal order picker with an operating platform and a load section which is provided for accommodating at least one order-picking container, wherein an operational control is provided in the operating platform, upon actuation of which the horizontal order picker moves for a predetermined distance (D) automatically, the length of... Agent: Jungheinrich Aktiengesellschaft
20110301803 - Control device for automatic transmission: A control device for an automatic transmission that outputs a command signal to an actuator to control the automatic transmission. The control device configured with a main control section that receives a state of the automatic transmission, that determines an abnormality in the automatic transmission on the basis of the... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20110301804 - Suspension system: A suspension system comprises a suspension unit having a chamber arranged to contain a fluid; a piston slidably disposed within the chamber so as to act on the fluid; and a sensor arranged to measure load data relating to the load through the suspension unit. The suspension system also comprises... Agent: Horstman Defence Systems Limited
20110301802 - System and method for vehicle speed monitoring using historical speed data: A target (not-to-exceed) speed for a vehicle over a road segment ahead of the vehicle is established based on a desired relationship with a speed profile of the segment. The speed profile is generated by analyzing a statistical distribution of historical speed data over the segment collected by probe vehicles.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110301806 - Method and system for intelligent fuel monitoring and real time planning: A method and system are provided for intelligent fuel monitoring and real-time dynamic route planning for a vehicle. The system includes one or more sensor devices monitoring a vehicle status; and a processing system coupled to the one or more sensor devices, the processing system having a memory and a... Agent:
20110301808 - Method for checking the plausibility of the signals of a tank filling level sensor: A method for checking the plausibility of the signals of a tank filling level sensor of a motor vehicle (120) is characterized in that the roadway inclination of the roadway (130) which is traveled on by the motor vehicle (120) is determined, and definitive information about the possibility of using... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20110301811 - Automobile electronic control unit comprising a voltage step-up device and control method: An electronic control unit (3) for a motor vehicle includes a microcontroller (30) which controls the operation of an engine of the motor vehicle, a regulator (31) of a voltage delivered to the microcontroller (30) by an electric power source (2), and a voltage step-up device (32) including control elements... Agent: Continental Automotive France
20110301809 - Touch sensitive control for a latch mechanism: A seat assembly includes a first member. There is a second member located proximate to the first member. A latch mechanism is located between the first member and the second member and is configured to selectively prevent movement of the second member relative to the first member. A latch release... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110301810 - Vehicular input manipulation apparatus: A vehicular input manipulation apparatus has a target parameter switchover manipulating device and a setup changeover manipulating device in order to change setup contents of several control parameters for drive control of an in-vehicle apparatus. The target parameter switchover manipulating device executes switchover to designate one of the control parameters... Agent: Toyota Shatai Kabushiki Kaisha
20110301813 - Customizable virtual lane mark display: A method of displaying virtual lane markings relative to a vehicle position within a roadway lane may entail reading vehicle data such as speed into a vehicle control module, determining if the vehicle data is above a particular threshold, switching a virtual lane display switch, determining weather conditions, and displaying... Agent: Denso International America, Inc.
20110301814 - Method for parking or exiting a parking bay and for avoiding a collision of a vehicle, and corresponding assistance systems and vehicle: An obscured state of a vehicle, in which a distance measuring sensor of an assistance system is obscured by a part of the vehicle, is automatically detected. If the obscured state is present, a steering intervention of the assistance system into a steering system of the vehicle during a parking... Agent:
20110301815 - System and method for determining a steering lock angle of a vehicle: In a method for determining a steering angle for a vehicle, a steering angle is determined using a single-track model of the vehicle, wherein the steering angle is corrected only if the difference between the derivative of a measured steering lock angle and the derivative of a calculated steering lock... Agent:
20110301816 - Method and system for improving curtain air bag deployment using an actuator attached to a headliner: The present invention is a method and system for improving curtain air bag deployment using an actuator attached to a headliner. The present invention can include an automobile having a roof, a headliner, an actuator, a curtain air bag, a door, a sensor, and/or a processor. The roof can also... Agent:
20110301817 - Dual monitor information display system and method for an excavator: The operator of a excavator sits in a seat that has a one computer monitor on the left side and another computer monitor on the right side. A control system produces first and second sets of information regarding operation of the excavator with the first set of information being particularly... Agent:
20110301819 - Method for operating a transmission with at least one positive-locking shifting element: A method of operating a transmission (1) with at least one interlocking shift element (F) having at least two shift element halves that can be brought into interlocked engagement with one another. When a command is received to close the interlocking shift element (F), a current rotational speed difference between... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20110301818 - Rotary encoder gear selector for vehicle: Gear selector apparatus for a vehicle includes a rotary encoder having detents at positions corresponding to driving modes of the vehicle, the rotary encoder outputting at least one encoder signal in response to rotation of the rotary encoder by a driver of the vehicle, a display assembly configured to indicate... Agent: Coda Automotive, Inc.
20110301820 - Electrically actuatable module of a motor vehicle and method for identifying an electrically actuatable module of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to an electrically actuatable assembly of a motor vehicle having at least one component comprising a non-volatile memory. The component has base functionality characteristic for the component and required for the operation of the assembly. The memory comprises a memory region not utilized for realizing the base... Agent: Magna Powertrain Ag & Co. Kg
20110301821 - Vehicle control system with advanced tire monitoring: A control system (11) for a vehicle (10) includes vehicle dynamics sensors (35-47) providing a vehicle dynamics signal. Tire monitoring system sensors (20) in each wheel generate tire signals including temperature, pressure and acceleration data. A controller (26) communicates with the tire monitoring system sensors (20) and at least one... Agent: Ford Global Technologies
20110301822 - Method and system for controlling a gas turbine and a gas turbine including such a system: A method for controlling a gas turbine including a compressor assembly including at least one variable geometry portion, a combustion chamber, and a turbine assembly. The method generates a flow rate setpoint value for fuel to be fed to the combustion chamber as a function of a desired speed of... Agent: Snecma
20110301824 - Electronic throttle control: An electronic throttle control (ETC) system is disclosed for use on a recreational or a utility vehicle. The ETC system includes a drive mode selection device for selecting between a plurality of drive modes. The ETC system provides an adjustable engine idle speed and an engine power limiting feature.... Agent: Polaris Industries Inc.
20110301825 - Electronic throttle control: An electronic throttle control (ETC) system is disclosed for use on a recreational or a utility vehicle. The ETC system includes a drive mode selection device for selecting between a plurality of drive modes. The ETC system provides an adjustable engine idle speed and an engine power limiting feature.... Agent: Polaris Industries Inc.
20110301823 - On-board vapor recovery system and apparatus: A vapor recovery system for an internal combustion engine is provided, the system having a fuel tank containing fuel and vapor that is in select fluid communication with an intake of the internal combustion engine, a compressor, a condensate tank, a condensate composition sensor, and an engine control unit. The... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University System Of Alabama
20110301826 - Bi-fuel engine with variable air fuel ratio: A conventional gasoline engine is retrofitted to operate as a bi-fuel engine calibrated to burn Hydrogen gas as a primary fuel and gasoline as a secondary fuel at various acceptable air fuel ratios while avoiding forbidden air fuel ratios. The engine is preferably operated to burn Hydrogen fuel in a... Agent:
20110301827 - Control device for internal combustion engine: Even when an engine is started in various combustion states, an excessive increase in engine speed at the start of the engine is suppressed without an influence of the combustion states and with an excellent responsiveness. Ignition timing (or a combustion injection amount) at the start of an internal combustion... Agent:
20110301828 - Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine: In a control apparatus, when an engine is cranked, “an air-fuel mixture (an air-fuel mixture used for determination of fuel property) including fuel in a first predetermined fuel amount TAUm and air in a first predetermined air amount Mcm”, which generates torque that does not make the engine autonomously operate,... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110301829 - System and method for providing predictive departure and arrival rates for an airport: A system and method for determining estimated departure and arrival rates. The system and method including receiving predicted airport constraint information for a predetermined time period, querying historical airport data to determine historical time periods having similar constraint information and determining an estimated arrival rate and an estimated departure rate... Agent:
20110301830 - Geometrically constraining a travel route using a navigation system: A navigation system for use with a geospatial database includes a presentation device and a host machine in communication with the database. The host machine executes an algorithm to calculate a geometrically-constrained auxiliary travel route between a route origin and a route destination using mapping data from the geospatial database... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110301831 - Method and apparatus for generating map-based snippets: Various methods for generating map-based snippets are provided. One example method includes determining that a content page identifier includes an indication that a content page includes a map. In this regard, data for rendering the content page may include at least destination information. The method may also include in response... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20110301833 - Route guidance system, route search server, and route guidance method: A route guidance system comprises first and second route search severs, which are provided with first and second areas as service providing areas, and terminals. When the terminals request route search, the first route search server determines the second route search sever, determines whether or not the terminals can perform... Agent: Navitime Japan Co., Ltd.
20110301832 - Searching similar trajectories by locations: Techniques for providing a trajectory route to multiple geographical locations of interest are described. This disclosure describes receiving global position system (GPS) logs associated with respective individual devices, each of the GPS logs including trajectories connecting a set of geographical locations previously visited by an individual of a respective individual... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110301834 - Device and method for vehicle navigation: A method and an electronic device enables warning in a wrong way driving of a vehicle navigation. The electronic device sets a target location for navigation and presets a determination distance for checking whether on a path of a navigation route. Then, the electronic device starts a direction module and... Agent: Foxconn Communication Technology Corp.
20110301838 - Motor vehicle having a navigation system: A motor vehicle has a navigation system, which includes a graphic display unit and by which accurate-lane destination guidance is made possible on a planned route. A road map containing lane information can be displayed on the display unit. Within or in superimposition of the displayed road map, the route... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20110301837 - Optimum route determination with tiling: An optimum route search may be conducted through the use of a tiling overlay on the network of road segments. Overlaying the tiling (grid) over the road segments allows for a reduction of the number of road segments considered for an optimum path as road segments can be evaluated on... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
20110301836 - Personal navigation device which provides portable electronic map and related navigating method: A personal navigation device includes a navigation console and a peripheral device. The navigation console is configured to acquire a navigation instruction from a start point to a destination and a detailed map which depicts a predetermined area around the destination. The peripheral device is connected to the navigation console... Agent:
20110301835 - Portable vacation/travel planner, and family tour guide device: A portable device for planning a vacation/business travel itinerary, which begins with customizable itinerary templates that utilize a stored database of destination information, including a country's regions/cities, tourist sites, and other sites of interest located therein, and a corresponding photographic library. One such template returns itineraries based upon: duration, arrival/departure... Agent:
20110301839 - Method of using vehicle location information with a wireless mobile device: A system and method for monitoring vehicle position includes receiving vehicle location information at a mobile wireless device via short-range communication from the vehicle, storing the received vehicle location information at the wireless mobile device, receiving a request from a user of the wireless mobile device for a navigational route... Agent: General Motors LLC
20110301840 - Navigation system with shared transportation and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: receiving a transport request for transporting a transport entity; identifying one or more transportation modes based on the transport request for locating a transportation provider; generating a navigation instruction based on the transport request and the transportation modes, the navigation instruction... Agent: Telenav, Inc.
20110301841 - Navigation system and method for providing departure times: A navigation system comprises a processing resource (202) configured to receive destination data representative of a destination, to determine an expected travel time to the destination, and to determine a departure time in dependence upon the expected travel time to the destination, and an output device (206) for providing the... Agent: Tomtom International Bv
20110301842 - Display of navigation limits on an onboard display element of a vehicle: A method of displaying navigation limits for a planned travel route of a vehicle is presented here. The method calculates estimated navigation limits for the vehicle using an onboard subsystem of the vehicle, where the estimated navigation limits represent self-assessed navigation accuracy of the vehicle relative to the planned travel... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110301843 - Navigable topological maps: Disclosed herein are methods of providing location-based information with respect to a topological map. A method may include (a) receiving a query for location-related information, (b) optionally generating data representing the topological map, (c) accessing the location-related information in a map-to-scale, (d) optionally determining an association between one or more... Agent: Navteq North America, LLC
20110301844 - Vehicle-mounted information processing apparatus and information processing method: An object of the invention is to provide a vehicle-mounted information processing apparatus capable of specifying the position of another vehicle with high accuracy using information related to the distance between another vehicle and an intersection point. The vehicle-mounted information processing apparatus includes: a map information storage unit (11) that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110301845 - Object recognition device and object recognition method: Provided is an object recognition device and an object recognition method that can estimate the size of an object detected by a radar, through a simple configuration. The object recognition device includes: a detection section for radiating an electromagnetic wave to an object in a forward direction of the vehicle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110301846 - Vehicle perimeter monitor: A vehicle perimeter monitor includes: a shooting device mounted on a vehicle for shooting an image of an outside of the vehicle; a controller including a detector and a generator, wherein the detector sets a detection line in a shot image, and detects a change amount of brightness of a... Agent: Denso Corporation12/01/2011 > 60 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110295445 - Method and apparatus to facilitate providing a synthetic view of terrain for use in a moving vehicle: Specific determinations are made in a moving vehicle (901) and with respect to a person in the vehicle who has an ordinary expected gaze directionality while in the moving vehicle. These determinations can comprise automatically determining a position (101) of the moving vehicle with respect to terrain past which the... Agent: Embedded Control Systems
20110295444 - Methods and systems for implementing and enforcing security and resource policies for a vehicle: In one or more embodiments, a vehicle resource usage control system includes a vehicle computer having security policies that define usage rules for one or more vehicle resources. One or more devices communicating with the vehicle computer may have installed in memory software applications that use one or more vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110295446 - Vehicle visual and non-visual data recording system: The system described in this invention can be used for monitoring and analyzing real time visual and non-visual information pertaining to the occupant, vehicle, and surroundings prior to, during and post eccentric operating conditions for a given period of time. The system stores vehicle and occupant data from sensors throughout... Agent:
20110295447 - Direction device and operation system utilizing the same: A direction device controlling a traveling route of a cleaning robot and including a receiving unit, an emitting unit and a control unit is disclosed. The receiving unit receives an encoded ultrasonic wave emitted by the cleaning robot. The emitting unit emits at least one wireless signal. The control unit... Agent:
20110295448 - System aboard an aircraft: The invention relates to a device aboard an aircraft comprising output means (3) configured to restore information relating to the aircraft status from aircraft systems (7a-7c), the device including a module (5, 5a) providing interface between said output means (3) and said aircraft systems (7a-7c), said module (5, 5a) being... Agent: Airbus Operations (s.a.s.)
20110295449 - Methods and systems for reducing angular velocity using a gyroscope array: Methods and systems are provided for reducing angular velocity of a vehicle using a gyroscope array. A method comprises dithering a gyroscope of the gyroscope array, obtaining current through a gimbal motor of the gyroscope while dithering the gyroscope, determining a gimbal rate command to reduce angular velocity of the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110295450 - Apparatuses and methods for displaying and receiving tactical and strategic flight guidance information: Methods and apparatuses for displaying and receiving tactical and strategic flight guidance information are disclosed. A method in accordance with one aspect of the invention includes displaying at least one first indicator to an operator of the aircraft, with a first indicator corresponding to a first instruction input by the... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110295453 - Electric powertrain for work machine: An electric powertrain includes an engine configured to provide mechanical energy and a generator operably coupled to the engine and configured to convert at least a portion of the mechanical energy into electric energy. The electric powertrain further includes at least one electric motor operably coupled to the generator, a... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20110295456 - Hybrid vehicle and parameter display method for hybrid vehicle: On a display, a running power determined in accordance with an accelerator position or the like is displayed. When the hybrid vehicle is controlled in a CS mode, the running power is displayed together with eco-acceleration power greater than a first engine starting power. When the hybrid vehicle is controlled... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110295455 - Method for adapting a separating clutch in a drive train system of a vehicle and drive train system: A method for adapting a separating clutch in a drive train system of a vehicle, the drive train system having an electric machine, an internal combustion engine as well as an automatic transmission having an hydraulic torque converter and a torque-converter lockup clutch, and the separating clutch lying between the... Agent:
20110295451 - Method for reducing a driving power of a vehicle drive: A method for reducing a driving power of a vehicle drive includes detecting a temperature difference between a temperature of at least one component of the vehicle drive and a temperature threshold value, detecting an instantaneous driving state of the vehicle drive, establishing whether or not the instantaneous driving state... Agent:
20110295452 - Two wheeled vehicle with all wheel drive system: A two wheeled vehicle with a first wheel and a second wheel includes a first electrical motor operable to drivingly rotate the first wheel and a second electrical motor operable to drivingly rotate the second wheel. The vehicle also includes a controller operable to independently control the first and second... Agent:
20110295454 - Two wheeled vehicle with modular features: A two wheeled vehicle includes a main body, a first wheel that is rotatably coupled to the main body, and a second wheel that is rotatably coupled to the main body. The vehicle also includes a motor that is supported by the main body and that drivingly rotates at least... Agent: Boxx Corp.
20110295459 - Method and apparatus for monitoring a starter motor for an internal combustion engine: A method for monitoring a starter motor for an internal combustion engine includes calculating a first engine power during a starting event based on an electric power flow from the battery to the starter motor, calculating a second engine power during the starting event based on an engine kinetic energy,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110295457 - System for controlling a vehicle with determination of its instantaneous speed relative to the ground: A vehicle control system is described which comprises a determination of the instantaneous ground speed of a vehicle having at least two wheels, each equipped with a sensor (11) designed to supply a measurement that is a function of the movement of said wheel. It comprises a module indicating the... Agent: Societe De Technologie Michelin
20110295458 - Systems and methods for selectively disabling one or more features of a mobile access device and/or a vehicle associated with the mobile access device: An exemplary method includes a vehicle operation safety system detecting an operating parameter of a vehicle, detecting that a mobile access device is located within a predefined vicinity of the vehicle, and disabling one or more features of the mobile access device in response to the detecting of the operating... Agent: Verizon Virginia
20110295460 - Remote management system for equipment: A system is provided for monitoring system and operational parameters on one or more pieces of machinery or equipment. The system can monitor the pieces of machinery or equipment in real time, i.e., the time delay between the taking of a measurement on a piece of equipment and its subsequent... Agent: Gvm, Inc.
20110295461 - User configurable scan tool: A diagnostic tool for a vehicle, includes a signal translator communicating with the vehicle in at least one protocol, an input device for inputting information, a processor controlling a software according to the input information from the input device and communication with the vehicle from the signal translator, the processor... Agent: Spx Corporation
20110295463 - Methods and systems for providing accessory steering wheel controls: An aftermarket steering wheel control includes a housing that includes a user-operable switch and a control module. The control module is configured to determine whether the user-operable switch has been operated, generate a data frame corresponding to a control signal for operating a vehicle component, and transmit the data frame... Agent: Circuit Works, Inc.
20110295462 - System for controlling clock for vehicle using gps information: A system for controlling a clock for a vehicle using Global Positioning System (GPS) information, may include a GPS reception unit for receiving the GPS information from satellites, a clock oscillator for measuring a time value by generating clocks, a switch unit for supplying a user-changed time value by manipulation... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20110295464 - Methods and apparatus for a vehicle emergency control system: A vehicle control system defines a set of predetermined criteria relating to the motion of the vehicle and a set of vehicle actions associated with the set of predetermined criteria. The vehicle actions each specify a steering action and/or a braking action. Friction data indicative of a frictional attribute (for... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110295465 - Method for a vehicle steering using a vehicle steering device: A method is provided for vehicle steering using a steering actuation apparatus operable by the driver. The vehicle steering device has electromechanical control assemblies for this purpose for controlling a steerable wheel, located on the right and left on a vehicle body, of a wheel pair of at least one... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110295466 - Seating status detection apparatus and occupant monitoring system for a moving body: There is provided a seating status detection apparatus that includes: an antenna element that receives thermal noise radiated from an occupant seated on a seat in a moving body; and a recognition device that recognizes the occupant seated on the seat based on a reception level of the thermal noise... Agent: Masprodenkoh Kabushikikaisha
20110295467 - Pre-collision assessment of potential collision severity for road vehicles: A method of predicting severity of a potential collision of first and second vehicles. The method includes determining that a probability of a potential collision of the vehicles is greater than a threshold value. Vehicle condition-defining signals are exchanged between the vehicles when the probability of the potential collision is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20110295468 - Control of a vehicle powertrain in response to brake pedal input: In the event that the brake pedal and accelerator pedal are depressed simultaneously, powertrain output is decreased monotonically with brake pedal input. In a lower range of brake pedal input, the brakes are prevented from actuating or are allowed to actuate minimally. In a higher range of pedal input, the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20110295469 - Contactless obstacle detection for power doors and the like: Time-of-flight (TOF) three-dimensional sensing systems are deployed on or in a motor vehicle to image contact zones associated with potential contact between an avoidable object and the vehicle or vehicle frame and/or remotely controllable motorized moving door or liftgate. An algorithm processes depth data acquired by each TOF system to... Agent: Canesta, Inc.
20110295471 - Procedure and device for the controlling vertical cut-off lines in headlamps within a swivel range: wherein the control device (10) is suitable and equipped for the definition of at least the left-hand boundary of the swivel range of the right-hand cut-off line and the right-hand boundary of the swivel range of the left-hand cut-off line depending on the second signal.... Agent: Hella Kgaa
20110295470 - Tractor trailer gap control system: A method for increasing the aerodynamic efficiency of a vehicle includes monitoring operating condition of a vehicle, determining if a pre-selected event has occurred with respect to the operating condition of the vehicle, communicating a spacing value to a moving device and adjusting a spacing between a cab and a... Agent: Volvo Group North America, LLC
20110295472 - Control system and method for adaptive control of transmission fluid operating pressures: A control system for a transmission includes a pressure control module and a pressure adapt module. The pressure control module operates a hydraulic control system of the transmission at a target pressure during steady-state operation of the transmission. The target pressure is based on first and second learned pressures for... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110295474 - Transmission load predicting system for a stop-start system and a hybrid electric vehicle: An engine system of a vehicle includes an engine torque module. The engine torque module determines an engine output torque profile including predicted torque outputs based on an accelerator signal and an engine state variable. A load control module determines a dynamic transmission load profile based on the engine output... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110295473 - Variator pressure-set torque control: A method and system for configuring a hydromechanical transmission having a hydraulic pump and a hydraulic motor driven by the hydraulic pump and a pressure-driven actuator employs a particular torque-pressure curve configuration to maximize torque resolution with respect to actuator pressure changes while ensuring that the curve is substantially monotonic... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20110295475 - Speed changing control apparatus for vehicle: A speed changing control apparatus for use in a vehicle includes: a driving power source configured to generate driving power for running; a transmission having a synchromesh mechanism configured to synchronize an input shaft revolution number with an output shaft revolution number and an actuator configured to automatically carry out... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110295476 - System for and method of detecting clutch engagement of a manual transmission: A system and method of detecting clutch engagement of a manual transmission of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The system and method include a clutch switch for detecting clutch engagement and a backup method for detecting clutch engagement. The backup method includes varying a target speed of an engine drive... Agent:
20110295477 - Device for preventing sudden acceleration of vehicle: A device for preventing sudden acceleration of vehicles is revealed. The device includes a vehicle accelerator pedal that is electrically connected with an accelerator pedal sensor (APS), two load feedback signal lines of the APS that are electrically connected with an electronic control unit (ECU) of vehicles and a voltage... Agent:
20110295478 - Method of controlling electric parking brake: A method of controlling an electric parking brake of a vehicle includes calculating a desired braking force based on the vehicle condition at an instruction of applying a braking force, and starting a braking motor of the electric parking brake. The method further includes determining whether a braking force is... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
20110295480 - Vehicle control apparatus: Provided is a vehicle control apparatus that can prevent the deterioration of drivability. An ECU executes a reduction control when speed reduction of a vehicle is determined as a control permit condition is established, and does not execute the reduction control when the speed reduction is not determined as the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110295479 - Vehicle engine controller: If it is determined that a brake pedal is pressed while an accelerator pedal is pressed, accelerator position limit control for bringing an accelerator position for engine control to a limit value corresponding to vehicle speed is performed, thereby securing safety at the time when both of the accelerator pedal... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110295481 - Method for setting a wheel torque in a vehicle: In a method for setting a wheel torque in a vehicle, a setpoint value for a slip-adhesion coefficient gradient for one wheel of one vehicle axle is ascertained, and the wheel torque is set in such a way that the actual value of the gradient is approximated to the setpoint... Agent:
20110295486 - Automated anti-idle warning and shutoff system and method: Systems and methods for assessing engine idle condition, comparing current idle conditions to allowable conditions for specific roadway locations, warning drivers and others as to status of current engine idle conditions, and automatically shutting down the engine when idle thresholds are exceeded.... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
20110295483 - Cylinder air mass prediction systems for stop-start and hybrid electric vehicles: An engine system includes a first module that determines a cylinder of an engine to be in one of M prediction types and generates a distance from intake signal indicating a number of prediction steps the cylinder is away from an intake stroke. M is an integer greater than or... Agent: Gm Global Technology Opeartions, Inc.
20110295485 - Fault analysis method and fault analysis device for an internal combustion engine: in a fault analysis method for an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, an angular speed of the internal combustion engine is determined, and one parameter of the combustion process of one of the plurality of cylinders (6) is adapted in order to equalize the times taken by... Agent:
20110295482 - 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
20110295484 - Waveguide and associated automotive-vehicle-borne spectrometer: wherein the spectrometer is borne by an automotive vehicle and includes an element for forming an incident optical beam emitted by the at least one light source, and for dividing the optical beam into a measurement beam and a reference beam, in the form of a waveguide.... Agent: Continental Automotive France
20110295491 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine, control method for internal combustion engine and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium: A control apparatus for an internal-combustion engine includes a diagnosis device. The diagnosis device includes a determination section and an exhaust flow rate calculator configured to calculate an exhaust flow rate that reflects a volume flow amount of exhaust gas. A filter is configured to filter a signal representing an... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110295488 - Control system and method for low quantity fuel injection: A control system for an engine includes a parameter determination module and a period determination module. The parameter determination module determines a first fuel injection parameter based on a rate of change of a quantity of fuel injected during a period, and determines a second fuel injection parameter based on... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110295490 - Fuel supply apparatus for internal combustion engine: A fuel supply apparatus for an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, which supplies fuel through fuel injection valves provided corresponding to the plurality of cylinders. An amount of fuel supplied to the engine is controlled by changing a fuel injection period of said fuel injection valve, and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110295492 - Internal combustion engine controller: At the time of drop of an injector current of an internal combustion engine controller, the drop is performed quickly while heat generation of a drive circuit is suppressed, and valve closing response speed of the injector is enhanced. The internal combustion engine controller includes a drive circuit which drives... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20110295493 - Method for operating a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine: A fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine delivers fuel into a fuel rail via a high-pressure pump. The quantity of the delivered fuel is influenced by a quantity control valve operated by an electromagnetic operating device. A trigger signal supplied to the electromagnetic operating device is defined by... Agent:
20110295489 - Selective cylinder disablement control systems and methods: An engine control system for an auto-stop/start vehicle includes a mode control module and an actuator control module. The mode control module selectively initiates an engine startup event when an engine startup command is generated. The actuator control module cranks an engine during the engine startup event, provides fuel to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110295487 - System and method for improved transitions between engine combustion modes: A control system for a homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine includes a timing adjustment module and a combustion control module. The timing adjustment module, per combustion event, advances timings of N fuel injections and retards timings of M fuel injections and spark during a transition from HCCI combustion to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110295494 - Controlled engine shutdown system for a stop-start system and a hybrid electric vehicle: An engine system includes a stop-start module that generates a shut down signal to shut down an engine. A friction module that generates a friction signal based on the engine shut down signal. The friction signal indicates an estimate of a sum of friction forces between components of the engine.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110295495 - Intake manifold refill and holding control systems and methods: An engine control system for an auto-stop/start vehicle includes an auto-stop/start module and an actuator control module. The auto-stop/start module selectively generates an auto-stop command for shutting down an engine while an ignition is in an ON state. The actuator control module disables fuel to the engine when the auto-stop... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110295496 - Method and system for automatically directing traffic on a site: In a method for automatically directing traffic on a site, information is received regarding a plurality of selected entities on the job site. An indication of a first priority assigned to a first of the plurality of selected entities is received. An indication of a second priority assigned to a... Agent:
20110295498 - Communications device having a commute time function and methods of use thereof: Apparatuses and methods to operate a commute time function of a communications device are described herein. In one embodiment, the commute time function is automatically activated based on an event and is then performed by (i) determining an up-to-date commute time based on commute information and (ii) displaying or speaking... Agent:
20110295497 - Determining alternative routes: Alternative routes to an optimal route may be determined and presented to a user via a computing device. Alternative routes are selected from candidate routes that meet admissibility criteria. In an implementation, admissibility of a candidate route (in order for it to be considered an alternative route) may be determined... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110295499 - Navigation device: A navigation device includes: a map information memory; a current position detector; a route searching unit; a map image generating unit for generating a plan view map image including a current position and a destination; a display; and a display controller. The map image generating unit defines a tilt axis... Agent: Denso Corporation
20110295500 - System and method for collecting and processing agricultural field data: A system and method for managing the collection and processing of agricultural field data from a single location is provided. The system includes functionality to create workorders for the taking of samples at a predetermined location, transmit the sampling workorders to the equipment or operators at a job site, e.g.,... Agent: Gvm, Inc.
20110295501 - Method of planning, trajectory computation, predictions and guidance for compliance with an aircraft flypast time constraint: A method and device establishes trajectory planning, predictions and guidance so as to obtain the satisfaction of a time constraint (RTA). This objective is achieved by undertaking a computation of a trajectory up to the point where the flypast time constraint applies, on the basis of a profile of altitude... Agent: Thales
20110295502 - Visual pairing and data exchange between devices using barcodes for data exchange with mobile navigation systems: A method of operating first and second electronic devices includes providing the first device with a display screen, and providing the second device with a camera. A tag is displayed on the screen. The tag is associated with information stored within the first device. An image of the tag is... Agent:
20110295503 - Method of determining the own-vehicle position of a motor vehicle: A method of determining the own-vehicle position of a motor vehicle having a navigation system fixedly installed in the motor vehicle includes the steps of: providing a mobile terminal having the suitability for self-localization; providing an interface for the communication-related link-up of the mobile terminal to the motor vehicle; determining... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke AktiengesellschaftPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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