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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. 02/23/2012 > 63 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120046803 - Apparatus for controlling speed of mobile object: In an obtainer for obtaining speed feeling of a driver of a movable object, a gaze point setter sets a gaze point of the driver, and a motion detector detects relative motion of an environmental field around the mobile object with respect to the mobile object. A divergent component calculator... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120046802 - Apparatus for supporting drive of mobile object based on target locus thereof: In an apparatus for supporting drive of a mobile object, a curl component calculator projects relative motion of a environmental field in a coordinate system formed by modeling a retina sphere of a driver of the mobile object. The curl component calculator calculates each of rotational components of the projected... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120046804 - Method and system for generating a data set: Systems, methods, and stored coded instruction sets for reducing the amount of data captured, i.e., retained, by a computerized system, such as an aircraft flight control or monitoring system. Such systems can, for example, be used in monitoring and/or controlling the operation of one or more aircraft engines, flight controls,... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20120046806 - Specification information estimating device and vehicle: Disclosed is a specification information estimating device which estimates the steering gear ratio n of a vehicle. A specification information estimating device includes a steering angle sensor 26 and a yaw rate sensor 51 which acquire the wheel steering angle St and the yaw rate Yr of the vehicle during... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120046805 - Vehicle controller: According to one embodiment, there is provided a vehicle controller including: a sudden change judgment section that judges whether a change rate of a detected yaw rate is equal to or more than a predetermined value; a normative yaw rate calculator that calculates a normative yaw rate based on a... Agent: Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
20120046809 - Fleet management system: Position dependent operation of a materials handling vehicle, comprises utilizing a processor on the materials handling vehicle to communicate across a wireless computing environment to a corresponding server computer via a transceiver on the materials handling vehicle. Operation further comprises obtaining from at least one device on the materials handling... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation
20120046807 - System and method for preventing theft of vehicle diagnostic equipment: Disclosed are systems and methods for detecting and responding to a potential theft of a display device and/or vehicle diagnostic device in a modular vehicle diagnostic system. Display devices and/or vehicle diagnostic devices may monitor a status of a wireless communications link between them and, responsive to detecting a break... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated
20120046808 - Vehicular communication system: Under a state where an in-vehicle navigation apparatus and a cellular phone intercommunicate with each other by connecting a Bluetooth communication link, when a changeover relative to an application program is determined in one of the in-vehicle navigation apparatus and the cellular phone, an application program synchronization operation is executed... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120046810 - Fuzzy logic-based control method for helicopters carrying suspended loads: The fuzzy logic-based control method for helicopters carrying suspended loads utilizes a controller based on fuzzy logic membership distributions of sets of load swing angles. The anti-swing controller is fuzzy-based and has controller outputs that include additional displacements added to the helicopter trajectory in the longitudinal and lateral directions. This... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals
20120046811 - Railcar handbrake monitor: A device for monitoring the status of a railcar handbrake having a hand operated handle, which device has a load bearing member configured to be inserted in the linkage of a railcar handbrake system so that the force applied to the brake system passes through the load bearing member. A... Agent: Amsted Rail Company, Inc.
20120046812 - Hybrid power train rate control: A system includes a hybrid power train having a combustion torque device, an electrical torque device, a driveline mechanically coupled to the torque devices, a battery that exchanges energy with the driveline, and a torque input device that provides a torque request. The hybrid power train is at least partially... Agent:
20120046813 - Method and system for operating an electrical machine, controlled by an inverter, in a motor vehicle in a fault situation: An electrical machine in a motor vehicle is controlled by an inverter, which motor vehicle has an automatically or manually actuatable transmission. The electrical machine generates, in generator mode, electrical energy that is stored in an energy reservoir. In a fault situation, at least one variable characterizing the charge state... Agent:
20120046815 - Method for optimizing battery pack temperature: A method for limiting the adverse effects of temperature on the electrical energy storage system (ESS) of an electric vehicle after the vehicle has been turned off is provided. In general, whether or not coolant is circulated through a coolant loop coupled to the ESS depends on the difference between... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20120046814 - Vehicle control apparatus: A vehicle control apparatus for a vehicle that includes an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, and that is capable of traveling by motive power from at least one of the internal combustion engine and the electric motor includes: a control portion that causes the vehicle to travel in... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120046816 - Advanced cooperative defensive military tactics, armor, and systems: This invention provides impact detection and vehicle cooperation to achieve particular goals and determine particular threat levels. For example, an impact/penetration sensing device may be provided on a soldier's clothing such that when this clothing is impacted/penetrated (e.g., penetrated to a particular extent) a medical unit (e.g., a doctor or... Agent:
20120046817 - Driving assist device: A driving assist device includes a first control portion that controls a vehicle to carry out automated driving, and a second control portion that controls the vehicle to make a shift to manual driving, in which the vehicle travels on a basis of an driving operation by a driver, when... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120046818 - Integrated automation system for regions with variable geographical boundaries: Methods and systems are described for effecting autonomous operations within a defined geographical region (1110). A plurality of localised zones (1102, 1104, 1106, 1108) having operation-defined geographical boundaries are specified within the region. A plurality of control modules are established associated with respective ones of the localised zones and autonomous... Agent:
20120046821 - Steering and control system for a vehicle for the disabled: The present invention relates to a control system comprising at least one unit for operating the steering or navigation of a mobile assistive device for disabled persons, wherein said control system is adapted to be connectable to an existing assistive device for disabled persons.... Agent:
20120046819 - System for integrating dynamically observed and static information for route planning in a graph based planner: Methods and systems of controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. A method comprises controlling operations of the vehicle based at least in part on edge costs. An edge is a representation of a path the vehicle can traverse. Edge costs are determined by an estimation system and are based on... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120046820 - Systems and methods for obstacle avoidance: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for obstacle avoidance. In some embodiments, a robotically controlled vehicle capable of operating in one or more modes may be provided. Examples of such modes include teleoperation, waypoint navigation, follow, and manual mode. The vehicle may include an obstacle detection and avoidance... Agent:
20120046822 - Method of initiating vehicle movement: A method for initiating movement of a mobile machine is provided. In response to determining that the mobile machine needs to move to a new location based on environmental parameters corresponding to a current position of the mobile machine, a safe location for the mobile machine is determined based on... Agent:
20120046823 - Automatic engine oil life determination adjusted for volume of oil exposed to a combustion event: A method is provided for determining remaining oil life prior to an oil change in an internal combustion engine that uses a body of oil. The method includes transferring the body of oil to the engine and determining a volume of the transferred body of oil. The method also includes... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120046824 - System and method for extending communication range and reducing power consumption of vehicle diagnostic equipment: Disclosed are systems and methods for transmitting obtained vehicle diagnostic data to a separate display device. The method includes a first vehicle diagnostic device obtaining vehicle diagnostic data via a vehicle interface to a diagnostic port of a vehicle, determining whether a direct wireless connection with one or more display... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated
20120046825 - System and method for universal scanner module to buffer and bulk send vehicle data responsive to network conditions: Disclosed are systems and methods for retrieving and transmitting vehicle diagnostic data from a vehicle to a display device. The method includes receiving vehicle diagnostic data via a vehicle interface to a diagnostic port of a vehicle and monitoring a status of a wireless interface for transmitting the vehicle diagnostic... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated
20120046826 - System and method for a vehicle scanner to automatically execute a test suite from a storage card: Disclosed are systems and methods for a vehicle scanner to automatically execute applications from a removable storage card. The method includes detecting a presence of one or more executable diagnostic requests in removable data storage, and responsive to the detection, transmitting one or more corresponding requests for vehicle diagnostic data... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated
20120046829 - Damping force control apparatus: The magnitude of a linear damping coefficient Cs is set so as to decrease the greater a maximum amplitude value α of an intermediate frequency sprung acceleration is. In the case where a damping force control apparatus carries out control for dampening vibrations of a sprung member using a nonlinear... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120046830 - Method for controlling a pneumatic spring assembly of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for controlling a pneumatic spring assembly of a motor vehicle, wherein discrete condition parameters are derived from the condition of the motor vehicle and combined into parameter sets, wherein each parameter set is furthermore associated with a defined height control behavior, and wherein a... Agent:
20120046827 - Ride height control system and method for controlling load distribution at target ride height in a vehicle suspension system: A ride height control system and method may be used to control load distribution at wheel locations in a vehicle suspension system at target ride height. Load distribution may be controlled by adjusting the forces applied by the suspension system at respective wheel locations while maintaining a target ride height.... Agent: Fourth Floor Associates, Inc.
20120046828 - Ride height control system and method for controlling load distribution at target ride height in a vehicle suspension system: A ride height control system and method may be used to control load distribution at wheel locations in a vehicle suspension system at target ride height. Load distribution may be controlled by adjusting the forces applied by the suspension system at respective wheel locations while maintaining a target ride height.... Agent: Fourth Floor Associates, Inc.
20120046831 - Vertical load control apparatus for a vehicle: A first stabilizer (SBr) is disposed on an axle for driving wheels, a second stabilizer (SBf) is disposed on a different axle from the axle for driving wheels, a stabilizer control unit (RT, FT) is provided for adjusting torsional rigidity of the first stabilizer and second stabilizer, a turning state... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20120046833 - Information providing device for vehicle: An information providing device includes: a vehicle condition detector for detecting a vehicle condition; a support information generating element for generating support information for a driver; and a tactile sensibility notification element in a steering wheel for notifying the support information to the driver. The steering wheel includes a wheel... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120046836 - Method for determining a toothed rack force for a steering device in a vehicle: Disclosed is a method for determining a toothed rack force on a steering device in a vehicle, wherein the toothed rack force (forZS) is determined as a function of a plurality of models, and wherein a component (forESM) of the toothed rack force (forZS) which relates to a driving process... Agent:
20120046834 - Method of controlling the yawing movement of an aircraft running along the ground: using closed-loop control which as its input has the yaw rate setpoint and which generates a command to steer the bottom part in order to steer it through a steering angle θc equal to the sum of this prepositioning angle θp and of an angle θz which is determined taking... Agent: Messier-bugatti-dowty
20120046835 - Vehicle and feedback control method: A vehicle capable of easily translating in an arbitrary direction. A vehicle comprising: wheels composed of two front wheels and two rear wheels; four steering actuators connected to the wheels, respectively, and steering the wheels; four drive actuators connected to the wheels, respectively, and driving the wheels; a joystick (64)... Agent: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
20120046832 - Vehicle steering system: A current increase-decrease amount (ΔIγ*) computed by a command current increase-decrease amount computing unit is added to an immediately preceding value (Iγ*(n−1)) of a command current value (Iγ*) in an adder. The command current value (Iγ*) obtained by the adder is given to a high/low limit limiter. The high/low limit... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20120046837 - Automated plant problem resolution: The illustrative embodiments provide an apparatus for performing horticultural tasks comprising a number of data storage devices, a diagnostic system, and a processor unit. The number of data storage devices includes a horticultural knowledge base, a logistics database, and a home site database. The processor unit executes the diagnostic system... Agent:
20120046839 - Implement with linkage assembly and work assembly wherein work assembly has dynamic skid shoe and a scraping edge: An implement including a work assembly for clearing materials on a ground, the work assembly including an edge and at least one dynamic skid shoe. The implement may have a pair of dynamic skid shoes. The dynamic skid shoe includes a surface contact component for contacting a street surface, a... Agent:
20120046838 - Seed spacing monitoring system for use in an agricultural seeder: A seed spacing monitoring system is used In an agricultural seeder for planting seeds. The agricultural seeder has a furrow opener, a seed meter for metering seed to be dispensed in the furrow, and a furrow closer to cover the seed in the furrow. The seed spacing monitoring system includes... Agent:
20120046840 - Methods and systems for vehicle control during braking of the vehicle: Methods and systems are provided for vehicle control during braking for vehicles having a transmission gear movable between at least a drive position and a neutral position. A wheel speed sensor measures a wheel speed of the wheel. A controller is coupled to the wheel speed sensor. The controller calculates... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120046841 - Method for operating a vehicle having a freewheel mode or a rolling mode: A method of operating a vehicle in a freewheel mode or a rolling mode, in which the vehicle has a drive train comprising a controllable drive engine, an automatic or automated transmission, and a controllable shifter for interrupting a flow of power in the drive train. To enable fuel-efficient and... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20120046842 - Method for producing a differential torque acting on the vehicle wheels of a vehicle: In a method for generating a differential torque in a vehicle, in the case in which the vehicle is in a load change state and simultaneously in an extreme driving situation, in which wheel torques of different magnitudes are present at the vehicle wheels, the torque distribution between the vehicle... Agent:
20120046844 - apparatus and method for movement control of a vehicle: When a start-up operation by a driver is detected while a vehicle is maintained at a stopped state, a target driving force for suppressing the movement of the vehicle on the road to be driven is calculated, based on the grade obtained regarding the road to be driven on. After... Agent:
20120046843 - Method for maintaining a driver-independent braking intervention after a collision: In a method for maintaining a driver-independent braking intervention in a motor vehicle after a collision accelerator operation by the driver is detected; it is ascertained whether an engine torque influence via the accelerator can in fact be carried out; and when it is ascertained that the engine torque influence... Agent:
20120046846 - Intelligent drive control system: A drive control system for a moving device such as a vehicle uses a dynamic force vector program that is hosted by a computer on the vehicle. Variable controllers receive input from the computer that automatically adjusts drive and slave motors which in turn propel an associated drive member so... Agent:
20120046845 - Method for operating a diesel engine: A method is provided for operating a Diesel engine that includes, but is not limited to measuring a value of an oxygen concentration in an exhaust gas flow discharged by the Diesel engine, determining a value of a parameter indicative of a fuel quantity that has been injected into the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC.
20120046850 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: An arithmetic processing unit 20 can calculate PVκ variable according to a crank angle θ and dPVκ/dθ as a rate of change in PVκ. For convenience' sake, a “crank angle at which dPVκ/dθ is a maximum while PVκ is increasing” is to mean a “crank angle at a combustion proportion... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120046849 - Control system and method based on estimated engine speed: A control system includes a speed determination module and a profile estimation module. The speed determination module determines previous engine speeds based on a predetermined profile of a crankshaft position sensor and previous pulse times corresponding to teeth on the crankshaft position sensor. The profile estimation module performs data fitting... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120046847 - Method for estimating and controlling accoustic noise during combustion: A method for controlling combustion in a direct injection internal combustion engine operable in a lean combustion mode includes monitoring in-cylinder pressure, utilizing a time-based filter to calculate an actual combustion noise based upon the monitored in-cylinder pressure, monitoring combustion control parameters utilized by the engine, determining an expected combustion... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120046848 - System and method for detecting engine oil aeration and starvation based on engine vibration: An engine control system includes a determination module and a detection module. The determination module, based on an engine vibration signal generated by an engine vibration sensor, determines a frequency of engine vibration and determines a crankshaft position corresponding to the engine vibration. The detection module detects engine oil aeration... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120046851 - Variable valve timing control apparatus for engine: A variable valve timing control apparatus includes a variable valve timing device and a valve timing controller to control the variable valve timing device in a manner that an actual VCT phase coincides with a target VCT phase. When the target VCT phase is set into a predetermined phase, learning... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120046852 - Closed loop control of fuel viscosity in multi-fuel engine: A system and method for controlling the viscosity of liquid fuel delivered from a fuel tank to the fuel injectors of an internal combustion engine. A viscosity sensor is placed in the fuel line, or in a bypass fuel line, in close proximity downstream the fuel injectors. A heat exchanger... Agent: Southwest Research Institute
20120046853 - System and methods for improved efficiency compression ignition internal combustion engine control: The present invention relates to a compression ignition engine control system and methods for improving fuel efficiency. The system includes a fuel processor which receives instructions for a desired engine output and current operating conditions. The fuel processor generates fueling instructions for a plurality of cylinders. The fueling instructions include... Agent:
20120046854 - Method and device for controlling diesel engine: This disclosure provides a method of controlling a diesel engine. The method includes adjusting an EGR ratio according to an engine load so that a cylinder O2 concentration decreases gradually to a predetermined load with an increase in the load of the engine, while the O2 concentration increases gradually above... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20120046855 - Arrangement and method for recognizing road signs: Various embodiment include a system and a method for recognizing road signs. An image of a road sign may be captured by least one image sensor. A vehicle computer may receive the image data representing one or more road signs along a route and display one or more images of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120046856 - Vehicle: When measurements by sensors are impossible, the angular position of the vehicle is estimated from the conditions including rotation of the drive wheel and the driving torque so that the vehicle may travel in an inverted-pendulum position even in case of a failure of measurements of the vehicular position of... Agent: Equos Research Co., Ltd.
20120046857 - Visual recognition area estimation device and driving support device: An object of the invention is to provide a visual recognition area estimation device that can accurately estimate an area recognized by a driver in real time. The visual recognition area estimation device of the present invention calculates the visual recognition area recognized by the driver by means of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120046859 - Mobile device with scalable map interface for zone based energy management: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a mobile energy management system includes controlling at least one network device at a site using the proximity detection of a mobile device based upon the detection of a plurality of zones. Various features may be presented on a graphical user interface of... Agent: Allure Energy, Inc.
20120046858 - Organizing media data using a portable electronic device: The present invention relates to an electronic communication device, a portable electronic device, a method, a computer program product, a computer program element, and a system for organizing electronic media data in relation to fix points of geographic locations. The method for organizing electronic media data in relation to fix... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab
20120046860 - Passive crowd-sourced map updates and alternate route recommendations: Systems and methods for providing passive crowd-sourced alternate route recommendations are disclosed. In one embodiment, locations of users of a number of mobile location-aware devices are tracked over time. Upon receiving a request, users of mobile location-aware devices that have traveled from a desired start location to a desired stop... Agent: Kota Enterprises, LLC
20120046861 - System for displaying points of interest: A navigation system includes a display for displaying map sections and point of interest (POI) data to a user and a database for storing POI data. A retrieval unit is provided to retrieve from the database POI data for the map section to be displayed. The POI database includes POIs... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
20120046862 - Tagging a location by pairing devices: A method of tagging a location using a mobile device entails obtaining position data for a current location of the mobile device, detecting a proximity of another device using a short-range wireless interface, and automatically storing the position data for the current location of the mobile device in response to... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120046863 - Orbit covariance, estimation and analysis tool: Improved orbit/covariance estimation and analysis (OCEAN) system and method are presented utilizing ground station observations collected from satellites passing overhead to estimate the positions, velocities, and other parameters of multiple satellites using weighted least squares (WLS) batch and/or Kalman filter smoothing (KFS) estimation algorithms to estimate each parameter, with or... Agent: The Government Of The Us, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy
20120046864 - System, method, and computer program product for social networking utilizing a vehicular assembly: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for social networking utilizing a vehicular assembly. In operation, a vehicular assembly is utilized to communicate with a mobile device. Information about social contacts is received, utilizing the mobile device. Further, the information about social contacts is displayed, utilizing the vehicular... Agent: Boadin Technology, LLC02/16/2012 > 63 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120041616 - Motor vehicle: A motor vehicle, is provided with a plurality of operator control units which can be operated individually by an occupant in order to initiate functions of the motor vehicle, a plurality of display units that can be illuminated, and a display control logic unit. In response to operator activation of... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20120041617 - Vehicle periphery monitoring device: Provided is a vehicle periphery monitoring device having: a first distance calculating unit (25) which calculates a distance between a vehicle (10) and an object, using a parallax gradient of image sections of the same object among a plurality of images captured by infrared cameras (2R, 2L) at different times... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120041618 - Smart vehicle searching system with automatic positioning function: A smart vehicle searching system with automatic positioning function is disclosed. The smart vehicle searching system with automatic positioning function includes a vehicle having a control module for outputting a control signal; a vehicle searching module having a first global positioning system unit and connected to the control module for... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.
20120041619 - System for aircraft: This invention relates to a sensing system with networking capabilities that is integrated into an aircraft that allows for rapid reconfiguration, monitoring, and access control of the aircraft by way of using fastening mechanisms, namely those with intelligent capabilities that provide sensing, control, and monitoring capabilities.... Agent:
20120041620 - Systems and methods for providing spoof detection: Spoof detection can be performed by various systems and methods. The systems and methods can provide for detection by passive listening, active interrogation, and other techniques. Moreover, systems and methods can also provide for reporting and displaying information relating to detected spoofing. For example, a method can include receiving, on... Agent:
20120041622 - Charge rate modulation of metal-air cells as a function of ambient oxygen concentration: A system and method for charging a metal-air battery pack at the maximum possible rate while maintaining an ambient oxygen concentration below a preset concentration is provided, thereby minimizing the risks associated with generating oxygen during the charging cycle.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20120041623 - Charge rate modulation of metal-air cells as a function of ambient oxygen concentration: A system and method for charging a metal-air battery pack at the maximum possible rate while maintaining an ambient oxygen concentration below a preset concentration is provided, thereby minimizing the risks associated with generating oxygen during the charging cycle.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20120041628 - Control, collection and use of metal-air battery pack effluent: A system and method for maintaining an ambient oxygen concentration below a preset concentration while charging a metal-air battery pack is provided, the system utilizing an on-board means for collecting and storing the oxygen-rich effluent generated during the charge cycle.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20120041625 - Efficient dual source battery pack system for an electric vehicle: A method of optimizing the operation of the power source of an electric vehicle is provided, where the power source is comprised of a first battery pack (e.g., a non-metal-air battery pack) and a second battery pack (e.g., a metal-air battery pack). The power source is optimized to minimize use... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20120041626 - Efficient dual source battery pack system for an electric vehicle: A method of optimizing the operation of the power source of an electric vehicle is provided, where the power source is comprised of a first battery pack (e.g., a non-metal-air battery pack) and a second battery pack (e.g., a metal-air battery pack). The power source is optimized to minimize use... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20120041627 - Efficient dual source battery pack system for an electric vehicle: A method of optimizing the operation of the power source of an electric vehicle is provided, where the power source is comprised of a first battery pack (e.g., a non-metal-air battery pack) and a second battery pack (e.g., a metal-air battery pack). The power source is optimized to minimize use... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20120041624 - Electric vehicle extended range hybrid battery pack system: A power source comprised of a first battery pack (e.g., a non-metal-air battery pack) and a second battery pack (e.g., a metal-air battery pack) is provided, wherein the second battery pack is only used as required by the state-of-charge (SOC) of the first battery pack or as a result of... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.
20120041629 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes a regenerative charging area detection section, a recovery loss estimation section, and a motor use ratio increase section. The regenerative charging area detection section detects arrival of a regenerative charging possible area in which a regenerative charging from a motor to a battery is possible. The... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120041630 - Hybrid vehicle and control method of hybrid vehicle: The vehicle speed is set as the intermittent operation prohibition vehicle speed before the accumulated charge amount condition where each accumulated charge amount of the master battery and the slave battery becomes each preset value is satisfied, and the vehicle speed that is less than the vehicle speed is set... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120041621 - Vehicular propulsion systems and methods for managing the same: Vehicular propulsion systems and methods for managing propulsion systems are provided. The remaining energy in an energy supply coupled to a propulsion actuator on-board a vehicle is monitored. The energy provided to an on-board auxiliary non-propulsion load device from the energy supply is automatically limited based on the remaining energy... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120041632 - Combined lane change assist and rear, cross-traffic alert functionality: A system and method for detecting a potential threat to a vehicle. The system generates a warning to a driver of the vehicle of the potential threat. The system includes an object detection device, a controller, and a human-machine interface (HMI). The object detection device is configured to detect objects... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120041631 - Method and apparatus for engine control module wake-up test: A fuel system diagnostic wakeup system for a vehicle includes a first control module. The first control module generates a wakeup request, powers off when the vehicle powers off, and powers on and performs a fuel system diagnostic in response to a wakeup signal while the vehicle is powered off.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120041633 - Systems and methods for regulating control of a vehicle infotainment system: One or more embodiments include systems and methods for regulating control of a vehicle infotainment system. In one embodiment, a vehicle computing system includes a user interface which has one or more output components and one or more input components. Software executing in memory of the vehicle computing system may... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120041634 - System and method for detecting and isolating faults in pressure sensing of flush air data system (fads): A system and method for detecting and isolating faults in pressure ports (2) and pressure transducers (3) of a pressure sensing system are disclosed. The system comprises a set of pressure ports (2) flushed to a nose cap (1) of a space vehicle in crucifix form. Three pressure transducers (3)... Agent: Indian Space Research Organisation
20120041635 - Method and system for performing diagnostics or software maintenance for a vehicle: A method and system for performing diagnostics or software maintenance on a vehicle comprises a data processor for performing a particular task. A resource monitor is arranged for determining if resource consumption of the data processor for the respective particular task exceeds a threshold amount of resource consumption. A loop... Agent:
20120041636 - Method and system for performing diagnostics or software maintenance for a vehicle: A method and system for performing diagnostics or software maintenance on a vehicle comprises recording high-fidelity data at the vehicle consistent with configuration files to support engineering analysis or diagnostics on vehicle components, systems or performance. Supplemental data is retrieved via a low bandwidth transmission at the vehicle to supplement... Agent:
20120041637 - Engine diagnostic system and method for capturing diagnostic data in real-time: A diagnostic system for a vehicle that provides vehicle operational data during a fault code occurrence is disclosed. The diagnostic system includes an onboard diagnostics system and an engine control module. The onboard diagnostics system is configured for generating vehicle diagnostics codes when the vehicle operates outside predetermined operating parameters.... Agent: Detroit Diesel Corporation
20120041638 - Method for performing diagnostics or software maintenance for a vehicle: A method for performing diagnostics or software maintenance on a vehicle comprises storing components of configuration files in a central processing system. An update of the configuration files is requested for the vehicle from a central electronic data processing system based on a user request. The requested update of components... Agent:
20120041639 - System and method to assess and report the health of landing gear related components: The different advantageous embodiments provide an apparatus comprising a number of landing gear components for a vehicle, a number of systems, and a number of processor units. The number of systems is configured to generate data about the number of landing gear components and the vehicle. The number of processor... Agent: The Boeing Company
20120041640 - Vehicle mirror and telematics system: Vehicle mirrors and telematics systems are provided. A vehicle mirror comprises a mirror housing and an accelerometer. The mirror housing is configured to be mounted within a vehicle. The accelerometer is disposed within the mirror housing, and is configured to measure an acceleration of the vehicle. A diagnostics device is... Agent: General Motors LLC
20120041641 - Stability display apparatus: Disclosed herein are stability display apparatus and methods. One apparatus comprises a driving state detection unit configured to detect a driving state of a vehicle in operation; a controller comprising an instability estimation unit configured to estimate an instability index indicating driving instability of the vehicle based on the driving... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20120041643 - Device and method for controlled damping of a vehicle: A method and device for controlled damping of a vehicle stores a set of controller parameters R1 to Rn for controlling the damping of the unloaded vehicle as a function of the dynamic driving situation thereof 1 to n, detect a loading condition b of the vehicle, adapt the set... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20120041642 - Motor vehicle having a ride height control system: Motor vehicle having a closed ride height control system which contains a control unit in which a switch-off limiting value for at least one operating parameter of at least one component of the ride height control system is monitored, wherein in raising processes the activation of the component is prohibited... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co Ohg
20120041644 - System and method for determining a steering angle for a vehicle and system and method for controlling a vehicle based on same: A system for determining an angular position of a pair of steerable wheels of a vehicle having a plurality of wheels can include a yaw rate sensor, a pair of wheel speed sensors and a controller. The yaw rate sensor can be configured to output data representative of an angular... Agent:
20120041645 - Steering control apparatus for vehicle and steering control method: A method for controlling a steering device with steering power support means for a motor vehicle with at least one steerable road wheel, where the steering device may include a steering shaft with a first end to adopt a steering wheel, a control device controlling said power support means, sensing... Agent: Thyssenkrupp Presta Ag
20120041646 - Device and method for generating a control signal: A device is described for generating a control signal for controlling a passenger protection arrangement of a motor vehicle, having a first acceleration sensor for generating a first acceleration signal, having a second acceleration sensor for generating a second acceleration signal, having a first structure-borne noise sensor for generating a... Agent:
20120041648 - Device for adjusting position of headrest and method for adjusting position of headrest: To automatically adjust a position of a headrest accurately by preventing an unnecessary movement of the headrest, a headrest position adjusting device includes a sensing electrode 1 and a detecting circuit 2 embedded in a headrest 13 provided on a seat 10, an arithmetic circuit 5, a headrest driving motor... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20120041647 - Method and device for controlling a vehicle movement capability and/or a closure device: A method and a device (1) for controlling a vehicle movement capability and/or a closure device (2), which closes at least one vehicle interface for receiving external feed equipment. It is possible for external feed equipment to be received only when a closure device is open. The vehicle movement capability... Agent: Volkswagen Ag
20120041649 - Rear wheel toe angle control system: An electric actuator (electric motor) is thermally protected without causing any unfamiliar impression in steering a vehicle. A temperature compensation gain computing unit (25) reduces the manipulated variable of the electric actuator (40L, 40R) by using a gain that diminishes with the rise in the temperature of the actuator.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120041650 - Method for high capacity stone delivery with concentric flow and enhanced nosecone for soil improvement: A method for measuring the volume of a material discharged and the depth over which the material is discharged into a soil to create a column. Wherein the system comprised of the hopper, the stone chamber, the stone feed pipe, the transition splitter pipe, and the vibratory probe mechanism are... Agent:
20120041651 - Traction control device: The invention provides a traction control device capable of ensuring a sufficient acceleration and course traceability during the turning of a vehicle irrespective of the type of driving system or a road surface condition. A traction control device of the invention includes: a control-start determiner that determines whether or not... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20120041653 - Control system and method to inhibit automatic transmission downshifing during trailer sway: A control system for a vehicle that is towing a trailer, the control system including a lateral acceleration sensor coupled to the vehicle for determining a lateral acceleration of the vehicle caused by the trailer swaying and generating a lateral acceleration signal based on the lateral acceleration of the vehicle... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20120041652 - Determination method for actuation touch point pressure value of a friction shift element: A method of determining an applied actuation touch point pressure value of a frictionally engaged shift element of a transmission at which transmission, via the shift element, is approximately zero, and an increase in pressure relates to an increase of the power transmission via the shift element. The method includes... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20120041654 - Method and apparatus for clutch pressure control: A method, apparatus and system for controlling transmission clutch system output pressures is provided. A transmission control unit and a pressure control device including an electro-hydraulic valve and a pressure switch cooperate to provide self-calibrating clutch pressure control systems.... Agent:
20120041655 - Device for controlling a robotised gearbox of a motor vehicle: A device for controlling a robotised gearbox of a motor vehicle is connected to a computer/electronic control unit to switch, at will, from a manual mode to an automatic mode. The control member is a touch screen subjected to the following steps: standby; storing of first coordinates of a digital... Agent: Dura Automotive Systems Sas
20120041656 - Operation method of a transmission device: A method of operating a transmission device comprising at least one input shaft and at least two output shafts. Torque that is present at the input shaft can be distributed between the two output shafts with a variable degree of distribution which can be changed according to the operating state... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20120041657 - Method for detecting the clutch condition: A method for detecting the clutch condition in engine-powered vehicles. To ensure a reliable detection of the clutch condition even in extreme driving situations, the engine torque of at least one vehicle engine is increased or reduced automatically by pulses and the response of the engine to the torque pulse... Agent:
20120041658 - System and method for determining a steering angle for a vehicle and system and method for controlling a vehicle based on same: A system for determining an angular position of a steerable wheel of a vehicle can include a plurality of sensors and a controller in electrical communication with each of these sensors. The controller can be configured to compare a first data set and a second data set to respective straight... Agent:
20120041660 - Active shimmy mitigation: A system mitigates shimmy of a wheel of a vehicle. The wheel is rotatable about an axis and is steerable by varying a steering angle of the wheel about a steering axis. The system includes a shimmy detection device that detects whether an oscillation/shimmy of the steering angle of the... Agent:
20120041659 - Independent trailer sway controller: An independent trailer sway controller and method for mitigating trailer sway. The independent trailer sway controller is a modular unit swappable between different trailer types. The independent trailer sway controller includes a trailer length input for receiving length data indicating a length of the trailer and a sway sensor for... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120041662 - Method for operating a boosted brake system of a vehicle and control device for a boosted brake system of a vehicle: The invention relates to a method for operating a brake boosted brake system of a vehicle, comprising the monitoring of a mode of operation of the brake boosted brake system with regard to agreement of a total braking torque applied to at least one wheel of the vehicle by the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120041661 - Parking lock device: A rotation of a right wheel (3RR) and a rotation of a left wheel (3RL) of a vehicle are locked respectively by independent parking lock mechanisms (6). Each parking lock mechanism (6) comprises a locking operation prevention mechanism (63c,63d) which mechanically prevents the locking operation of the parking lock mechanism... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20120041663 - Abnormality detecting device for construction machine: Provided is an abnormality detecting device for a construction machine that can estimate an abnormality occurring to a component (engine, pump, etc.) of the construction machine based on the relationship among a plurality of pieces of sensor information and thereby prevent machine failure. A correlation coefficient calculation unit 102 calculates... Agent:
20120041665 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine with gas as a fuel: A method for operating an internal combustion engine is provided. The method comprises, during low and medium load conditions, introducing fuel from a fuel tank by intake pipe injection into at least one intake air line coupled to at least one cylinder, and during high load conditions, introducing the fuel... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120041664 - Method for powering an apparatus: An internal combustion engine is coupled to a supercharger operable to supply varying amounts of air to the engine responsive to the load on the engine. The supercharger has a pair of screw rotors driven by the engine to move air to the engine and a control apparatus for varying... Agent:
20120041667 - Device and method for operating an internal combustion engine, computer program, computer program product: In a method for operating an internal combustion engine having a first injection valve for a first combustion chamber and a second injection valve for a second combustion chamber, the engine is operated in a first operating mode in which the fuel is injected by the first and by the... Agent:
20120041666 - Method for controlling an internal combustion engine: A method is disclosed for controlling an internal combustion engine having a plurality of fuel injectors, each for injecting fuel into one combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine, comprising the following steps: activating the fuel injectors in order to supply a first target total fuel quantity using a first... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120041668 - Method for controlling the fuel supply in a cylinder of a four-stroke internal combustion engine with controlled ignition: Method for controlling the fuel supply in a cylinder of a four-stroke internal combustion engine with controlled ignition; the control method comprises the steps of: determining, prior to the exhaust phase, a first forecast (PPR-1) of the suction pressure during the suction phase; determining, prior to the exhaust phase, an... Agent: Magneti Marelli S.p.a.
20120041669 - Traffic information management device, traffic information management method, and traffic information management program: Conventionally, different traffic information cannot be sent in accordance with an output reason of a request to send. According to the present invention, a request to send traffic information, which is output in response to an instruction given by a user operation or an automatically given instruction, is acquired, an... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20120041670 - Method and system for assessing vehicle tolls as a function of fuel consumption: A system for assessing a toll on a vehicle traveling past a toll station in which a tag mounted on the vehicle transmits an output signal having data representative of the fuel consumption of the vehicle and the identity of an account associated with the tag. A receiver at the... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20120041671 - Information providing device, information providing method and computer-readable storage medium: An information providing device, having a route acquisition unit that acquires a reference travel route between two points, a route finding unit that finds a fuel-saving travel route between the two points, a fuel cost calculating unit that calculates a difference in cost of fuel between the reference travel route... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20120041672 - Automated social routing: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing automated social routing. In general, a starting point and a stopping point are obtained from a requesting user. A desired number of recommended routes from the starting point to the stopping point are then programmatically generated for the requesting user by dynamically selecting... Agent: Waldeck Technology LLC
20120041673 - Point of interest search, identification, and navigation: A computer-implemented navigation method for identifying one or more points of interest (POI) in a geographic location includes calculating a navigation route and receiving a reference point input. The reference point input may be unrelated to the navigation route and usable for identifying one or more POIs. The method further... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120041674 - Navigation device and method for the geographic output of navigation instructions: A system and method for determining and displaying a navigation route on a navigation device from one vehicle position to a travel destination. The navigation device can include processor with RAM, a mass storage device for holding a database with geographic data, as well as a display. Embodiments of the... Agent: Navigon Ag
20120041675 - Method and system for coordinating transportation service: A method and system for coordinating transportation service is provided. A request is received for a trip generated by a client application executing on a mobile device. Which one of a set of transportation vehicles is best suited to provide the trip is determined. The one transportation vehicle to provide... Agent:
20120041676 - Navigation aid method for determining the path of an aircraft: Navigation aid method for determining, by an instruction giver, the path of an aircraft initially following a predetermined path in an approach phase and upon which are defined a safety altitude and an alarm limit, said aircraft including a navigation system of the INS/GNSS type including a satellite information receiver... Agent: Thales
20120041677 - System and method for managing mobile drive units: A method for moving a mobile drive unit within a workspace includes receiving a path. The path includes at least an initial segment and one or more additional segments. The initial segment includes a portion of the path adjacent to the first point; and at least one of the additional... Agent: Kiva Systems, Inc.
20120041678 - Position information detecting apparatus, position information detecting method, position information detecting program and storage medium: The position information detecting apparatus obtains pinpoint information which coincides with the first address part of the inputted address information, and thereafter detects the pinpoint information which coincides with the second address part inputted. If the position information detecting apparatus can detect the pinpoint information, it determines the position information... Agent: Pioneer Corporation02/09/2012 > 66 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120035784 - Method for stabilizing a vehicle having an integrated rollover prevention function: A device for regulating the driving dynamics of a motor vehicle. A setpoint variable (ψ) for regulating the transverse dynamics of the vehicle is predefined and limited to a maximum value that is set in such a way that the transverse acceleration (ay) of the vehicle does not exceed a... Agent:
20120035785 - 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 obtains movement data of an object on a display screen of the electronic device, and converts the movement data of the object into control signals. The method further sends the control signals to the UAV, and changes... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120035786 - Weight shifting system for remote vehicle: The present teachings provide a system and a method to shift a center of gravity of an unmanned ground vehicle, the system configured to determine, by a movement sensor, a present turn angle of the vehicle, determine, by a processor, a desired turn angle of the vehicle according to a... Agent:
20120035787 - Layered architecture for customer payload systems: A layered architecture for customer payload systems is disclosed to provide a scalable, reconfigurable integration platform targeted at multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and remove both UAV specific and payload equipment specific characteristics that increase complexity during integration. The layered architecture is a modular design architecture that is split by... Agent:
20120035788 - Navigation and control system for autonomous vehicles: A navigation and control system including a sensor configured to locate objects in a predetermined field of view from a vehicle. The sensor has an emitter configured to repeatedly scan a beam into a two-dimensional sector of a plane defined with respect to a first predetermined axis of the vehicle,... Agent: Gray & Company, Inc.
20120035789 - Enhanced flight vision system for enhancing approach runway signatures: Methods and apparatus are provided for visually enhancing approach runway signatures on en Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS). The EFVS may retrieve a location and an approach course for a runway, display, on the EFVS, a representation of the runway and the approach course for the runway relative to a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120035790 - System and method for computing railcar switching sequence in a switchyard: As embodied and broadly described herein the invention includes a system for computing a preferred sequence in which cars in a switching queue of a railway switchyard are to be sequentially switched to classification tracks. The system has a processing entity for determining within a given set of cars at... Agent: Canadian National Railway Company
20120035791 - Method for controlling a railway vehicle: The invention relates to a method for controlling a railway vehicle having a double drive system, wherein each drive system comprises an internal combustion engine and a transmission unit, wherein a target drive torque (M(SL)) is provided as a power requirement by means of a drive lever, wherein an actual... Agent: Mtu Friedrichshafen Gmbh
20120035795 - Distance oriented energy management strategy for a hybrid electric vehicle: A vehicle and a method to control a vehicle includes selecting a trip route for the vehicle using a user interface, generating a charge reference profile of a battery coupled to an electric motor based on the trip, and commanding propulsion devices in the vehicle based on a location of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120035796 - Hybrid fuel cell vehicle with multi-power source and multi-drive system and method of controlling the same: A hybrid fuel cell vehicle with a multi-power source and a multi-drive system includes:, a plurality of primary power sources sharing a single main bus terminal and connected in parallel to each other; a plurality of drive systems receiving power from the main bus terminal to generate output torque so... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120035792 - Hybrid motor vehicle device: A hybrid motor vehicle device with a data input unit, which has at least one operating element for a user input of at least one drive distance parameter, and with a calculating unit, which is provided to adapt a hybrid operating strategy to the at least one drive distance parameter.... Agent: Daimler Ag
20120035794 - Method and apparatus for controlling speed of an electric pump in a vehicle: A vehicle includes a clutch set, a tank with fluid, an auxiliary battery, an electric fuel pump, and a controller. The electric fluid pump delivers some of the fluid from the tank to a designated oncoming clutch of the clutch set. The controller calculates a predicted flow value for the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120035793 - Method for managing transitions in internal combustion engines with a hybrid drive powertrain: A method for controlling combustion mode transitions for an engine of a hybrid powertrain includes commanding an increase in engine torque, adjusting motor torque output from a torque machine responsive to the operator torque request and the commanded increase in engine torque, executing the combustion mode transition, and operating the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120035797 - Autonomous moving body and control method thereof: To enable stable collision avoidance operation without the need to install an infrastructure or the like even in a dangerous area where running out is likely to occur. An autonomous moving body according to the present invention includes: a distance measuring sensor that measures a distance to an object existing... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035798 - Guidance, navigation, and control system for a vehicle: The present invention provides a guidance, navigation, and control method and system for an underground mining vehicle that allow said vehicle to be taught a route by a human operator and then have it automatically drive the route with no human intervention. The method works in three steps: teaching, route... Agent: Macdonald, Dettwiler & Associates Inc.
20120035799 - Method and system for operating a self-propelled vehicle according to scene images: The present disclosure relates to a robotic system including one or more self-propelled motorized vehicles 120 (SPMV) whose motion is controlled in accordance with electronic image data acquired by one or more observing camera(s) 110 configured to image a scene including the SPMV 120. In some embodiments, the SPMV includes... Agent: Meimadtek Ltd.
20120035801 - Diagnostic method and apparatus for electric power steering system: A method and apparatus diagnoses a correct operation of a phase or star point isolation relay in an electric power steering system of the kind including a motor drive circuit and at least one phase isolation relay which connects a part of the drive circuit to a phase of the... Agent: Trw Limited
20120035802 - Learning diagnostic system, state diagnostic device, and state learning device for working machine: A state learning device 201 sorts inputted sensor data 101a into one under a steady operating state and one under a transient operating state, and generates, through learning, steady state data 102a and intermediate state data 103a, each including a permissible error. A state diagnostic device 202 uses the steady... Agent:
20120035800 - Vehicle diagnostic, communication and signal delivery system: A diagnostic tool that includes components that allow the diagnostic tool to record data while the vehicle is driven in order to capture data for intermittent faults. The diagnostic tool can operate in harsh conditions such as high and low temperatures. The diagnostic tool includes a capacitor to power the... Agent: Spx Corporation
20120035803 - Event-driven data mining method for improving fault code settings and isolating faults: A parameter identification-based fault isolation technique is provided for improving fault code settings and isolating faults. DTCs and PIDs are retrieved from a current serviced vehicle. PID data is obtained from prior serviced vehicles having same vehicle specifications as and under substantially similar operating conditions as the current serviced vehicles.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120035804 - Diagnostic tool with recessed connector: A diagnostic tool that includes components that allow the diagnostic tool to record data while the vehicle is driven in order to capture data for intermittent faults. The diagnostic tool can operate in harsh conditions such as high and low temperatures. The diagnostic tool includes a capacitor to power the... Agent: Spx Corporation
20120035805 - Error message details for debug available to end user: A diagnostic tool for diagnosing 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... Agent: Spx Corporation
20120035806 - method for clocking cumulative operating time for a cargo-handling vehicle, and the cargo-handling vehicle by use of the method: An accumulated use time measuring method for cargo handling vehicles and a cargo handling vehicle both enable accurate continuation of the use time till a display unit containing a time measuring device is replaced even if the time measuring device fails and prevention of false alteration after shipping while infallibly... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
20120035807 - Electronic power steering apparatus, control method therof and program: Provided are: an electric motor that applies steering assist force to a steering wheel; a target current determination unit 25 that calculates a target current to be supplied to the electric motor on the basis of steering torque of the steering wheel; and a correction unit 27 that, when a... Agent:
20120035808 - Land vehicles and systems with controllable suspension systems: The land vehicle includes a body, a power plant and a plurality of land engagers, the land engagers for engaging land and propelling the land vehicle across land. The land vehicle includes a controllable suspension system, the controllable suspension system for controlling suspension movements between the body and the land... Agent:
20120035811 - Determination of a correcting variable for controlling a moment regulator in a vehicle steering system: So as to provide, with high accuracy, an actuating variable for actuating a torque control element in an electric vehicle steering system and achieve this with reduced complexity as compared to the known methods and devices, an actual torsion-bar torque (MD) is detected, a differential torque is found from a... Agent: Zf Lenksysteme Gmbh
20120035810 - Steering control apparatus: In a steering control apparatus, a worm gear is configured to have a lead angle for a self-lock operation, by which a worm wheel is allowed to rotate by rotation of a worm but the worm is not allowed to rotate by rotation of the worm wheel. Thus, a lock... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120035809 - Vehicle: To provide a vehicle capable of maintaining a stable state when a rider gets on the step plate or get off the step plate. A vehicle is a vehicle that performs a turning movement based on the rotation of step plates on which a rider rides in the left/right direction.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035812 - Body velocity estimating device, and collision safety protecting system: Body velocity estimating device 10A is constituted by acceleration measurement unit 11, acceleration separation unit 12, filter processing operation unit 13, acceleration addition unit 14, integration processing operation unit 15, and estimated body velocity output unit 16. The unit 12 compares an acceleration measured by the unit 11 with set... Agent:
20120035814 - Device for controlling a door leaf: The invention relates to a device for controlling a door leaf (3) of a passenger compartment, in particular of an automobile, comprising: a detection field formed on at least one active surface of the door leaf (3); a unit (5) for detecting a gesture of a user on said active... Agent: Dav
20120035813 - Wall movement synchronization slide-out room system and method: A slide-out room system for a vehicle includes a slide-out room movably connected to the vehicle and at least four room slides supported by the vehicle and operable to move the slide-out room relative to the vehicle. A first of the four room slides is disposed in a first quadrant... Agent:
20120035815 - Hybrid type working machine: A hybrid-type working machine 1 includes an engine 11; a supercharger 42; an electric generator 12 that performs electricity generation by the driving force of the engine 11 and assists the driving force of the engine 11 through its own driving force; an inverter circuit 18A that is connected to... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120035818 - Driving force control device: A driving force control device for controlling engine torque generated by an internal combustion engine mounted on a vehicle and the engine revolution speed of the internal combustion engine based on the operation amount of driving force request operation on the vehicle to control the driving force of the vehicle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035817 - Idle stop vehicle and control method thereof: An idle stop vehicle performs an idle stop to automatically stop an engine during a stop of the vehicle. The vehicle includes an idle stop condition determination unit for determining whether or not an idle stop condition holds, and an engine control unit for performing the idle stop when the... Agent: Jatco Ltd
20120035816 - Vehicle control apparatus: A vehicle control apparatus (100) for controlling a vehicle (10) provided, as a drive system, with: an internal combustion engine (200) in which a compression ratio is variable; and a transmission (500) which has a torque converter (300) and a lockup mechanism (400) between an input shaft and an engine... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035819 - Real time estimation algorithm for torque converter clutch feed forward pressure for eccc control: A powertrain includes a torque generative device and a torque converter having an impeller, a turbine and a torque converter clutch. A method to control torque converter slip includes monitoring a reference slip and a turbine speed of the torque converter, determining a turbine torque based upon the reference slip... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120035820 - Method and device for operating a vehicle, in particular a hybrid vehicle: A method is described for operating a vehicle, in particular a hybrid vehicle, in which each of the two axles of the vehicle, which are not mechanically coupled, is driven by at least one drive unit, thus transmitting a torque to the wheels of the respective axle. To make optimal... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120035824 - Abnormality detection device for detection circuit and electric circuit, and detection system and electronic system which uses abnormality detection device: In an electric circuit whose behavior is changed corresponding to a peripheral environment, an abnormality detection device can surely detect abnormality in the electric circuit even in a state where a value of the peripheral environment cannot be specified. An abnormality detection device according to the present invention detects abnormality... Agent: Bosch Corporation
20120035825 - Drive assisting device: A radar sensor detects a traveling state of a host vehicle. An inter-vehicle control ECU gives the amount of operation for the predetermined amount of control of the host vehicle so that the traveling state of the host vehicle detected by the radar sensor becomes a predetermined state. The amount... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035822 - Method and control device for operating a combustion engine of a motor vehicle and motor vehicle: A method is provided for operating a combustion engine of a motor vehicle during a deceleration of the combustion engine. The method includes, but is not limited to determining a degree of depression of an accelerator pedal of the motor vehicle takes place, determining of a degree of depression of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120035821 - Method and device for evaluating a condition of a chassis of a vehicle: In a method for evaluating the condition of a chassis of a vehicle equipped with a brake control system and a device for detecting trip data, at least one control signal of the brake control system is combined with at least one output signal of the device for detecting trip... Agent:
20120035823 - Navigation systems and methods for wheeled objects: A navigation system uses a dead reckoning method to estimate an object's present position relative to one or more prior positions. In some embodiments, the dead reckoning method determines a change in position from the object's heading and speed during an elapsed time interval. In embodiments suitable for use with... Agent: Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.
20120035829 - Control device for internal combustion engine: A control device for an internal combustion engine according to an embodiment includes: cooling units arranged on a path where a coolant is circulated, and cooling an exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine with the coolant flowing through the cooling units; a pump circulating the coolant; and ECUs estimating... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035830 - Control device for internal combustion engine: A control device for an internal combustion engine according to the present embodiment, includes: cooling units 40L and 40R arranged on a path where a coolant is circulated, and cooling an exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine with the coolant flowing through the cooling units 40L and 40R; and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035828 - Drive control device for a vehicle: A drive control device for a vehicle is preferably used for controlling an internal combustion engine and/or a transmission, for example. A total fuel consumption amount calculating unit calculates total fuel consumption amount by integrating fuel consumption when the vehicle travels a unit distance at a predetermined vehicle speed and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035827 - Idle stop control method and control device: There is provided an idle stop system that can more quickly restart with small noise in conducting idle stop. In preparation for a restart request during an engine inertial rotation, after a motor is rotated in a state where a starter motor is not coupled to the engine, a pinion... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20120035826 - Internal combustion engine control device: The invention aims at providing an internal combustion engine control device 1 which can make suppression of a rise in the temperature of an engine control ECU 2, and fuel cut control of an engine compatible with each other. An internal combustion engine control device 1, which controls an engine... Agent:
20120035831 - Air-fuel ratio imbalance among cylinders determining apparatus for a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine: A judging device comprises a catalyst, an upstream air/fuel ratio sensor having an air/fuel ratio sensing element covered with a diffusion resistance layer, and a downstream air/fuel ratio sensor. The judging device performs main feedback control to equalize the air/fuel ratio indicated by the output value of the upstream air/fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035832 - High operation repeatability and stability fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine: A fuel injection system for an internal combustion engine, comprising: at least one fuel electroinjector; and one electronic control unit designed to supply the fuel electroinjector, in a fuel injection phase in an engine cylinder, with at least a first electrical command to perform a pilot fuel injection, and a... Agent:
20120035833 - Method for estimating an hydraulic dwell time between two injection pulses of a fuel injector: A method is provided for estimating a hydraulic dwell time between a first injection pulse and a second injection pulse performed by a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine. The method includes, but is not limited to determining a value of an electric dwell time between the first injection... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120035834 - Control device for internal combustion engine: Disclosed is a control device that is used for an internal combustion engine and capable of periodically varying an air-fuel ratio while keeping torque generated by the internal combustion engine at a target torque. The control device can periodically vary a target air-fuel ratio and controls a fuel injection amount... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120035835 - Method and system for pre-ignition control: Methods and systems are provided for mitigating engine pre-ignition based on a feed-forward likelihood of pre-ignition and feedback from a pre-ignition event. In response to an indication of pre-ignition, a cylinder may be enriched while an engine load is limited. The enrichment may be followed by an enleanment to restore... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120035836 - Onboard network for a vehicle having a start-stop system: An onboard network for a vehicle having a start-stop system includes a central module having a control unit SG and switch elements, the central module including terminals port A, port B, port C, port D, port E, and port F for the connection of further components of the onboard network.... Agent:
20120035837 - System for restarting internal combustion engine when engine restart request occurs: In a system, a starter includes a motor for rotatably driving an output shaft with a pinion and an actuator that shifts the pinion toward a ring gear to be engaged with the ring gear. A monitor unit monitors a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine. The rotational speed... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120035838 - Method and device for acquiring and transmitting operating data of an internal combustion engine: A method for acquiring operating data of an internal combustion engine in a control unit during a diagnostic function of the control unit, and for transmitting the operating data from the control unit to a diagnostics device, the operating data being determined in the control unit with the aid of... Agent:
20120035839 - Optimizing traffic predictions and enhancing notifications: Travel-demand forecasting methods are described for predicting traffic volume based, at least in part, on user-entered data in the form of anticipated traffic routes, demographic data and/or other types of socioeconomic data. This data can source a prediction algorithm or be used to forecast traffic patterns. Methods and systems are... Agent: Hntb Holdings Ltd
20120035840 - Vehicle speed monitor: A vehicle speed monitor for monitoring the speed of a moving vehicle is provided to the vehicle at an entrance to a road. The vehicle speed monitor records instantaneous accelerations of the vehicle along three axes over time. The vehicle speed monitor may be implemented as a contact or contactless... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20120035841 - Airborne separation assurance system and required time of arrival function cooperation: Methods and systems are provided for enhancing the functionality of an airborne separation assurance system (ASAS) by modifying it to cooperate with a required time of arrival (RTA) functionality. The system comprises an autopilot configured to execute a trajectory of an aircraft and a flight management system (FMS) in operable... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120035842 - Method and system for display of guidance reference for traffic situational awareness: Situational Awareness and Guidance Reference (SAGR) and associated methods and systems are disclosed. A system in accordance to one embodiment of the disclosure includes a display system utilized for a traffic application and an SAGR associated with the own-ship symbol providing longitudinal and lateral guidance reference. In a manual implementation,... Agent: The Boeing Company
20120035843 - Navigation device, navigation method, and navigation program: A navigation device apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes a fuel consumption determination unit that determines a fuel consumption during a travel of a vehicle. Also included is a fuel consumption information storage unit that stores point information identifying a departing point and a destination in the travel... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20120035844 - Cruise assist system: A cruise assist system for a vehicle, which is structured to contain magnetic particles in the stop line, and integrate results of measurement of the stop line position based on the GPS positioning, which has been conducted every time the vehicle stops at the stop line for the purpose of... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20120035847 - Collision avoidance method, system and apparatus: A technique for avoiding collisions between trains includes equipping a plurality of trains each with a transceiver and broadcasting a signal periodically from the transceiver of each train. The signal contains a unique identification of a respective train and a unique identification of a track the respective train is moving... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20120035845 - Determining locations of wireless mobile devices: In certain embodiments, an apparatus comprises an input and one or more processors. The input receives known locations of wireless mobile nodes over a wireless link. The one or more processors determine geometric features associated with the locations, and calculate an apparatus location of the apparatus from the known locations... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120035846 - External environment recognition device for vehicle and vehicle system using same: An external environment recognition device for a vehicle and a vehicle system capable of assuring safety and reducing the processing load in a compatible manner are provided. An external environment recognition device 100 for a vehicle includes: first collision determination means 103 for computing a risk of collision of a... Agent:
20120035848 - Route search device, route search method, and computer program: Route search devices, methods, and programs acquire basic congestion information, the basic congestion information being congestion information for specific links. The systems, methods, and programs set a destination and search for a first travel route from a departure point to the set destination using the acquired basic congestion information. Based... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20120035849 - Data driven route strip: A method, computer system, and computer program product for displaying flight information. A number of elements for a number of phases of flight for a route of an aircraft are identified. The number of elements in association with the number of phases of flight is displayed on a strip on... Agent: The Boeing Company02/02/2012 > 96 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120029728 - Charging device for vehicle and vehicle: A charging device for a vehicle includes a device-side power line communication (PLC) modem, a device-side control pilot (CPLT) signal generating circuit, a device-side CPLT signal detecting circuit and a device-side low-pass filter (LPF). The device-side PLC modem is used for PLC between the vehicle and the charging device. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20120029727 - System and method for detecting vehicle motion: A control system for a vehicle includes a period determination module and a motion detection module. The period determination module determines a period for the vehicle to travel a predetermined distance based on a desired transmission output shaft speed (TOSS), a target transmission output shaft position, a final drive ratio... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120029730 - Engine automatic control system: A roadside communicator in a roadside around an intersection transmits, to vehicles around the intersection, traffic light information on traffic light at the intersection and mobile object information on vehicles and pedestrians around the intersection. An in-vehicle communicator mounted in a subject vehicle acquires the traffic light information and the... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120029732 - Harvester with a sensor mounted on an aircraft: A sensor for monitoring a plant population in front of a harvester and a transfer process of the crop from the harvester to a transport vehicle is arranged on an unmanned aircraft. The aircraft moves in the vicinity of the harvester in the harvesting mode and communicates in a wireless... Agent:
20120029729 - Remote control system for a hybrid vehicle: A remote control system for a hybrid vehicle includes an input device for selection of one or more features of the hybrid vehicle. The one or more features include control of an electric motor within the vehicle. The system also includes a remote device. The system also includes a configurable... Agent:
20120029733 - T-harness connection for vehicle remote starters: In one embodiment there is a remote starter system for a vehicle having an ignition connected to vehicle controllers by a serial data interface. The remote starter system includes a T-Harness connector having at least a first, second, and third serial data connectors and a remote starter module. The remote... Agent: Psi Patents, LLC
20120029731 - Touch-screen vehicle remote control: A vehicle remote control device includes a communications device for transferring vehicle movement control signals to a remote vehicle and a touch-screen interface configured to present a graphical representation of the remote vehicle and to allow a user to manipulate the graphical representation on the touch-screen. A conversion component converts... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20120029734 - Vehcile remote starter using an electronic igniion module emulator: A remote starter system for a vehicle having an electronic ignition module connected to vehicle controller modules by a serial data interface. The electronic ignition module is capable of receiving at least one keycode from a cryptographic controller vehicle key for verification before changing the state of at least one... Agent: Psi Patents, LLC
20120029737 - Centralized navigation information management method and system: In a centralized navigation information management system installed on board an aircraft which is in a current position at a current time, the aircraft having a warning management system and a route management system with means for creating a route plan, the route plan having a future route plan corresponding... Agent: Thales
20120029735 - Method and system for vertical navigation using time-of-arrival control: A method and systems for controlling an aircraft during descent are provided. The control system includes an input device configured to receive a speed margin for the vehicle and a processor communicatively coupled to the input device wherein the processor is programmed to automatically determine a flight path of the... Agent:
20120029736 - Method for dynamically consolidating items of an aeronautical procedure: A method is provided for dynamically consolidating items of an aeronautical procedure in order to present to the operator the best action to perform according to the context of all the systems, in order to reduce his cognitive workload faced with an action to be carried out. The method consists,... Agent: Thales
20120029738 - Aircraft capable of hovering, aircraft maneuvering assist method, and interface: An aircraft capable of hovering, and characterized by having at least one sensor, which has a plane sweep region and is designed to acquire, when the aircraft is manoeuvring, values of respective distances between first points on an obstacle within the plane sweep region, and a second point on the... Agent:
20120029739 - Systems and methods for handling the display and receipt of aircraft control information: Methods and systems for handling aircraft control information are disclosed. A system in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes a display medium coupleable to a flight manager, with the flight manager configured to receive and direct instructions for automatically controlling aircraft functions at a future time during flight... Agent: The Boeing Company
20120029740 - Method and device for monitoring speed: A method and a corresponding device enable monitoring the speed of rail vehicles. In order to enable a reduction and simplification of the required system components and a speed monitoring that is not only intermittent, it is provided that the rail vehicle emits a signal, the propagation time of which... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20120029750 - Auto-seek electrical connection for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: An auto-seek operating mode for an electric vehicle adjusts the vehicle in a direction transverse to a vehicle central axis using a vehicle power steering system and using a motor and a battery to advance the vehicle toward a target connector for a utility power grid for charging the battery.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029744 - Electric vehicle and method of controlling the same: An electric vehicle and a method of controlling the electric vehicle are disclosed. In one embodiment, the electric vehicle includes i) a battery configured to provide electric energy to the motor, ii) a remaining energy-amount detector configured to detect a remaining energy-amount of the battery and iii) a manipulation unit... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.
20120029748 - Hybrid electrical vehicle powertrain with an enhanced all-electric drive mode system and method of control: A system and method of controlling a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain is provided. The hybrid-electric powertrain includes an engine, a battery, an electric motor, an electric generator and a transmission with a planetary gear unit. The planetary gear unit mechanically couples the engine, the electric motor and the electric generator... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029742 - Hybrid powertrain with electronic throttle and method of controlling throttle position: A hybrid powertrain and a method of controlling a throttle in an engine of the hybrid powertrain are provided. A throttle system has a throttle at an optimal position for the engine to power a first motor/generator when an electric throttle motor is de-energized to minimize current consumption by the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120029745 - Method of controlling energy buffer drive: An energy buffer drive apparatus alternates between a state wherein a vehicle is caused to travel while rotational energy of a heat engine is intermittently stored in a flywheel, and a state wherein the vehicle is caused to travel using only the stored energy. In a process where the flywheel... Agent:
20120029751 - Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: A method of operating a hybrid vehicle propulsion system includes selectively operating the engine to consume fuel stored on-board the vehicle based on a residence time of the fuel stored on-board the vehicle and further based on a profile of ambient conditions over the residence time.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029741 - Power module active current management for efficiency improvement: A vehicle includes a motor, an alternating current (AC) power bus, a power inverter module (PIM), and a controller. The PIM includes a semiconductor die assembly with semiconductor power switches arranged in electrical parallel for delivering AC power to the motor via the bus. The controller determines an operating mode... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120029743 - Shift control system of hybrid vehicle with automatic transmission and method thereof: A shift control system of a hybrid vehicle with an automatic transmission may include a fuzzy function calculator that receives an accel position sensor (APS) signal that may be an input variable, and outputs a severity value by determining a driver's driving severity value through a plurality of fuzzy rules... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120029749 - Turbocharger launch control: A method for launching a vehicle is disclosed. The method comprises increasing alternator and boost pressure while maintaining idle speed at idle before pedal tip-in, and decreasing alternator load responsive to pedal tip-in. In this way, increased turbocharger output may be used to quickly accelerate the vehicle.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029746 - Vehicle controlling system: A vehicle controlling system includes an engine as a power source of a vehicle, an electric storage device, a generator that generates power by rotating in conjunction with a rotation of the engine, a starting device that starts the engine by consuming power from the electric storage device, and a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120029747 - Vehicle-use electricity management system, vehicle-use electricity information management apparatus and vehicle-use electrical load: The vehicle-use electricity management system includes an electricity demand detection means to detect electricity consumed by electrical loads, and an electricity price information generation means to generate electricity price information indicative of a price of electricity supplied to the electrical loads based on the electricity demand. At least one of... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120029754 - Robotic mower boundary sensing system: A robotic mower boundary sensing system includes a boundary driving circuit on a charging station transmitting an encoded signal on a boundary wire, a boundary sensor on a robotic mower and including an inductor receiving the encoded signal, and a vehicle control unit on the robotic mower receiving the encoded... Agent:
20120029753 - Robotic mower home finding system: A robotic mower home finding system includes a charging station connected to an outer boundary wire loop, and a vehicle control unit on the robotic mower that directs a traction drive system to drive the robotic mower along a path offset a specified distance from an outer boundary wire loop... Agent:
20120029752 - Robotic mower stuck detection system: A robotic mower stuck detection system includes a boundary sensor on the robotic mower that can detect when the robotic mower reaches a boundary wire, an accelerometer on the robotic mower that can detect when the robotic mower encounters an obstacle; and a vehicle control unit on the robotic mower... Agent:
20120029755 - Robotic mower area coverage system: A robotic mower area coverage system includes a load sensor on the robotic mower signaling load on a cutting blade motor, a boundary sensor on the robotic mower indicating the distance from the sensor to a boundary wire, a timer on the robotic mower indicating when the robotic mower last... Agent:
20120029756 - Robotic mower boundary coverage system: A robotic mower boundary coverage system includes a vehicle control unit on the robotic mower commanding a traction drive system to drive the robotic mower at a specified yaw angle with respect to a boundary wire, and a boundary sensor on the robotic mower signaling the distance between the boundary... Agent:
20120029760 - Malfunction diagnosing apparatus for vehicle: An output limiting control is carried out for limiting an output of a driving source when an acceleration pedal as well as a brake pedal is operated at the same time. An acceleration opening degree for a malfunction diagnosis is set based on a detected acceleration opening degree. A required... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120029759 - Method of providing vehicle maintenance information and service: A method of providing safety and maintenance vehicular service includes the steps: capturing information indicative of a vehicle status parameter electronically by means of a vehicle monitoring system; transmitting captured information through at least one vehicle connectivity system; transmitting captured information from the vehicle connectivity system to at least one... Agent:
20120029757 - System and method for automatically controlling deck plate position on a corn header: The system and method automatically controls the position of at least one deck plate of a harvesting unit of a corn header so as to increase the width of a stalk receiving channel or reduce pinching forces between the plates when entering a stand of corn to facilitate alignment with... Agent:
20120029758 - Telematics unit and method and system for initiating vehicle control using telematics unit information: A method and system are provided for initiating control of a vehicle. A telematics unit includes a connector and a relay unit. The connector is configured to be coupled to a vehicle component. The relay unit is coupled to the connector, and is configured to provide information pertaining to the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120029761 - Multi-vehicle high integrity perception: The illustrative embodiments provide a method for processing sensor data and controlling the movement of a vehicle. In one illustrative embodiment, a vehicle having a plurality of sensors attempts to receive sensor data. In response to an inability of the vehicle to obtain needed sensor data, collected sensor data is... Agent:
20120029762 - Apparatus, methods, and systems for testing connected services in a vehicle: Various embodiments include tools and methods for diagnosing connected services in a vehicle. Communication with a vehicle computing system in a vehicle may be established. A diagnostic connection to a diagnostics server may also be established. Vehicle information and diagnostic data from one or more connected services may be received... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029763 - Method and system for alerting a driver to a condition of a vehicle: A system for alerting a driver to a condition of a vehicle is disclosed herein. The system includes, but is not limited to, a telematics unit that is mounted to the vehicle and that is configured to receive a fault notification from a subsystem on board the vehicle when a... Agent: General Motors LLC
20120029764 - Collect vehicle performance with a pdt: A mobile device comprising: a display; a data reader for reading data from an information bearing medium; at least one vehicle data collection device; a global positioning system (GPS); a wireless communications module; a memory device; a processor; and a housing configured for placement in a vehicle and supporting the... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20120029766 - Driving support device, driving support method, and driving support program: A driving support apparatus and method is provided. The apparatus includes a regenerative electric power specification unit that determines electric power generated by a regenerative brake. Also included is a guidance unit that performs guidance to encourage the deceleration of a vehicle at a timing based on a distance from... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20120029765 - Emergency egress lighting system: An emergency egress lighting system for a vehicle having multiple egress portals, including first sensors and second sensors that sense information as to vehicle orientation in pitch and roll. A plurality of indicators is changeable between a positive indication and a negative indication locatable inside the vehicle near one of... Agent:
20120029768 - Machine control system and method: An electronic control module for a machine may include instructions for performing a method. The method may include obtaining a total torque load limit for one or more hydrostatic transmission loops in the machine. The method may also include allocating the total torque load limit between the one or more... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20120029767 - Tire pressure monitoring system wheel rotation auto location: A TPM system wheel unit measures rotational period over a number of wheel revolutions, calculates a value of a period of the revolutions and wirelessly transmits the calculated value of the period to a tire pressure monitoring system receiver in the vehicle mounting the wheel. Alternatively, each wheel unit transmits... Agent:
20120029769 - Architecture and methodology for holistic vehicle control: A method to control a vehicle includes monitoring desired vehicle force and moment, monitoring real-time corner constraints upon vehicle dynamics which includes monitoring corner states of health for the vehicle, and monitoring corner capacities for the vehicle. The method further includes determining a desired corner force and moment distribution based... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120029770 - Vehicle body attitude control apparatus: The present invention provides a vehicle body attitude control apparatus capable of improvement of cornering operability, steering stability, and a ride comfort while a vehicle is running. A controller includes a gain, a determination unit, a multiplication unit, an FF control unit, a difference calculation unit, an FB control unit,... Agent:
20120029773 - Control apparatus for vehicle: Lane keeping control is ended in accurate timing which does not give an uncomfortable feeling to a driver. In a vehicle 10 which is provided with a steering mechanism 200, an EPS actuator 300, and a VGRS actuator 500 and which can change a rudder angle regardless of a driver's... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120029772 - Steering control apparatus: A steering control apparatus (100) controls a steering mechanism to limit a behavior of a vehicle in the vehicle (10) equipped with the steering mechanism (200) which can independently steer front wheels and rear wheels. The steering control apparatus is provided with: a controlling device for controlling the steering mechanism... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120029771 - Steering control from scanned wheel information: A method for automatically controlling the extension and steering of left side and right side wheels (112, 114) in a work vehicle (102), the vehicle (102) having a digital microcontroller (172) configured to control the steering of left side and right side wheels (112, 114) by electronically scanning data from... Agent:
20120029774 - Method of detecting external impacts in vehicle steering systems: The invention relates to a method of detecting external impacts in vehicle steering systems (12) which include a rotatable steering shaft (16) and a servomotor (22) for generating a steering assist torque, the method including the steps of: (a) continuously measuring a first characteristic; (b) continuously measuring a second characteristic;... Agent: Trw Automotive Gmbh
20120029775 - Hydraulic tool control that switches output: The present disclosure provides embodiments directed towards a system for the control of hydraulic output by a hydraulic power source. In one embodiment, a system is provided. The system includes a hydraulic supply system having a drive, a hydraulic pump coupled to the drive, a first hydraulic output configured to... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
20120029776 - Gearbox control device: A transmission control device (6) for an automatic or automated transmission (2). A shifting strategy of the transmission control device (6) controls and/or regulates the operation of the transmission (2) based on driving condition data such as vehicle mass, driving resistance, vehicle inclination, vehicle velocity, vehicle acceleration, engine rotational speed... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20120029777 - Gear preselect systems for a dual clutch transmission: A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) system includes a vehicle speed offset module that generates a vehicle speed offset signal based on a preselect time and a vehicle acceleration signal. A compensated vehicle speed module generates a compensated vehicle speed based on the vehicle speed offset signal and a vehicle speed. A... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120029778 - Method for operating a transmission device with a plurality of friction-locking and positive-locking shifting elements: A method of operating a transmission device comprising friction-locking and form-locking shift elements for obtaining different gear ratios. A shift request for engaging a shift element undergoes a time delay dependent upon an operating state prior to a time of engagement of the shift element. A rotational speed differential between... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag
20120029779 - Control system and method for automatic control of selection of on-demand all-wheel drive assembly for a vehicle drivetrain: A vehicle drivetrain can include various structures, such as a multi-ratio transmission, a two-speed final drive assembly connected in series with the multi-ratio transmission and including a low speed final drive ratio and a high speed final drive ratio, a pair of front driveshafts driven by the two-speed final drive... Agent:
20120029780 - Method for controlling a speed difference between the front wheels and rear wheels of a four-wheel drive vehicle: A method for controlling a speed difference between speed of wheels of a front axle and speed of wheels of a rear axle of a four-wheel drive vehicle. The method: determines an initial speed difference set point based on the speed of the vehicle; determines one or more intermediate speed... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20120029782 - Behavior control device for a combination vehicle: There is provided a behavior control device for the prevention of a jackknife phenomenon of a combination vehicle including a tractor and a trailer pivotably coupled with the tractor, taking into account that the relative pivoting action of the trailer and tractor varies according to the magnitudes of a vehicle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120029781 - Low range drive ratio transfer changeover anti-rollback system and method: A vehicle anti-rollback system and method can be incorporated into a vehicle that includes a pair of front wheels, a pair of rear wheels, a power unit, and a transmission connecting the power unit to at least one wheel of the front and rear wheels. The transmission can include a... Agent:
20120029783 - Road surface friction coefficient estimating device: A road surface friction coefficient estimating device includes a means which finds a first estimated value Mnsp_estm of an external force to be compared (S102 to S116, S118-2), a means which finds a second estimated value Mnsp_sens (S118-1), and a plurality of increasing/decreasing manipulated variable determining means 34_k, each of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120029784 - Computer program and numerical calculation apparatus: In order to cause a computer to execute integral calculation of an integrand, to thereby calculate a value of a second variable used at each calculation time point, the integrand being defined by: a first variable to which a value is given at all calculation time points; and the second... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20120029785 - Method for determining the wheel pressure in an electronically actuable motor vehicle brake control system: A method is described in which the wheel pressure in an electronically controlled motor vehicle brake system is determined. The brake system includes inlet valves and outlet valves in the wheel circuits. At least one of the valves allows adjusting the valve current. The basis for this are previously determined... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
20120029786 - Aircraft engine control during icing of temperature probe: Methods for controlling an aircraft turbofan engine during icing of a temperature probe and devices for carrying out such methods are described. The methods may comprise: using one or more signals representative of temperature received from a heated temperature probe to generate one or more control signals for use in... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20120029788 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: The present invention provides a control apparatus used in an internal combustion engine that can switchably use a compressed natural gas and gasoline. The control apparatus carries out a miss fire check on the internal combustion engine over two or more combustion cycles, and, based on the results of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120029787 - Increased fuel economy mode control systems and methods: An engine control system includes a desired manifold absolute pressure (MAP) module, a MAP to torque module, a threshold determination module, and a fuel economy (FE) mode module. The desired MAP module determines a desired MAP for operation of an engine in one of a cylinder deactivation mode and a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120029790 - Air-fuel ratio diagnostic device for internal combustion engine: An air-fuel ratio diagnostic device for an internal combustion engine. The device includes an air-fuel ratio that detects oxygen concentration in the exhaust. A determination unit determines a variation in air-fuel ratio between engine cylinders based on a detection value of the air-fuel ratio sensor. A change amount in the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120029789 - Methods of detecting pre-ignition and preventing it from causing knock in direct injection spark ignition engines: A method of preventing a pre-ignition event within a cylinder (20) of a spark ignition engine (100) involves taking in-cylinder measurements and using the measurements to determine the instantaneous heat being released within the cylinder (20) as a function crank angle. If significant heat is being released before the intended... Agent: Southwest Research Institute
20120029791 - Pre-delivery strategy for diesel- engine vehicles: A method to supply fuel to an engine of a vehicle is provided. The method includes adjusting a direct injection of fuel into a cylinder of the engine based on whether the vehicle is in a pre-delivery state. In one example, the method includes reducing an amount of fuel in... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029793 - Calibration scheme for an exhaust gas sensor: Various systems and methods are described for controlling an engine in a vehicle in response to an equilibrium value of an exhaust gas constituent generated from an exhaust gas sensor. One example method comprises during engine fueling below a threshold amount where at least one intake valve and one exhaust... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029792 - Fuel injection amount control system and fuel injection amount control device for multi-cylinder internal combustion engine: A fuel injection amount control system corrects the amount of fuel injected from each fuel injection valve in a feedback manner, based on an output value of an upstream air-fuel ratio sensor, so that the air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing into a three-way catalyst coincides with a target air-fuel... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120029794 - Method and system for controlling an engine via compressor speed: An engine air estimation method is described. In one example, an amount of air entering an engine is determined in response to a speed of a compressor. The method may be especially useful for increasing engine reliability.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029795 - Method and system for controlling fuel usage: Methods and systems are provided for improving fuel usage while addressing knock by adjusting the use of spark retard and direct injection of a fluid based on engine operating conditions and the composition of the injected fluid. One or more engine parameters, such as EGR, VCT, boost, throttle position, are... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029796 - Engine idle speed control system and method for vehicular gear: An engine idle speed control system and a method for a vehicular gear are provided. The system includes an electronic controller, an engine connected to an ignition unit and a fuel supply unit, a battery, a starter switch connected to the battery, and a starter motor connected to the starter... Agent:
20120029797 - System for cranking internal combustion engine by engagement of pinion with ring gear: In a system, a predictor predicts a future trajectory of a rotational speed of a crankshaft during drop of the crankshaft's rotational speed in a forward rotational direction due to automatic stop of an engine. An engaging unit , in response to when an engine restart condition is met during... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120029800 - Providing cost information associated with intersections: A method and device for providing cost information associated with intersections of a road network are provided. Driving data indicative of at least one condition of a vehicle upon passage of the vehicle through a plurality of intersections are retrieved. For each intersection of the plurality of intersections, a set... Agent: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
20120029798 - Signal control apparatus and method with vehicle detection: A roadside equipment (RSE) system that can be used for controlling traffic signals and other equipment and corresponding method. A method includes wirelessly receiving vehicle data by an RSE system and from an onboard equipment (OBE) system connected to a vehicle. The vehicle data includes location data, time data, and... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.
20120029799 - System and method for lane-specific vehicle detection and control: A roadside equipment (RSE) system that can be used for controlling traffic signals and other equipment and corresponding method. A method includes wirelessly receiving vehicle data from an onboard equipment (OBE) system connected to a vehicle, the vehicle data including location data, time data, and vehicle identification data related to... Agent: Siemens Industry, Inc.
20120029801 - Driving characteristics detector and route search device: A driving characteristics detector includes: a driving information obtaining element for obtaining driving information, which relates to a driving condition of a vehicle; and a driving characteristics determining element for determining driving characteristics of a driver of the vehicle based on the driving information. The driving information includes vehicle speed... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120029802 - Reducing airport delays using information and analytics: A system and method for receiving, from a data source, at least one type of information for a plurality of aircraft, calculating efficiency data based on the received information, distributing the efficiency data to users of the system and storing the calculated efficiency data, the efficiency data including an average... Agent:
20120029803 - Fuel-consumption projecting apparatus, fuel-consumption projecting method, fuel-consumption projecting program, and recording medium: A fuel-consumption projecting apparatus estimates fuel consumption by a vehicle for a given interval. A projecting unit uses a first equation to project the fuel consumption before the vehicle begins travel along the given interval. An estimating unit uses a second equation that sets acceleration during travel as a variable,... Agent: Pioneer Corporation
20120029804 - System and method for multi-resolution routing: A system, method and computer program product for efficiently generating on- and off-road travel routes using multi-resolution maps including a map generator (108), map database (106), route generator (100), heuristic generator (102), and search envelope factor generator (104). The map generator (108) converts input raster and vector map data into... Agent: Primordial Inc.
20120029806 - Efficient navigation data downloading: A packetization method includes preparing data comprising driving instructions for delivery to a vehicle. The illustrative method also includes determining a portion of the data to deliver in a first packet to a vehicle computing system in communication with a server executing the method, based at least in part on... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029807 - Vehicle navigation method and system: A vehicle based computing system processor is operable to receive the coordinates from a GPS and transmit the coordinates to a remote network. The processor is operable to receive map data pertaining to a route to be traveled by the vehicle, including a recommended starting road. The processor is able... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029805 - Vehicle navigation system and method: An efficient route-defining method includes determining a route to a destination. The exemplary method also includes determining a wireless device to server connection type and assigning a tolerance in accordance with a connection type. The tolerance is usable to determine if a vehicle is off-route, and the tolerance is increased... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120029808 - Apparatus and method for displaying service information provided in service zone: A terminal comprising: a controller configured to determine, in a service zone, whether or not service information corresponding to a service zone is identical to service information previously used in the service zone, and provide control to display previously stored service information or updated service information based on the determination;... Agent:
20120029809 - Apparatus and method for providing road view: An apparatus and method for providing road view data corresponding to an inputted location. The apparatus includes a manipulation unit to received user information containing a road view data request signal; a display unit to output image data containing road view data; a camera to capture an image in a... Agent: Pantech Co., Ltd.
20120029810 - System and method for moving-base rtk measurements: In a system and method for navigating a moving object according to signals from satellite, a moving object receives satellite navigation signals from a number of satellites. The moving object also receives moving base data from a moving base. The received moving base data includes satellite measurement data of the... Agent:
20120029811 - Pnd repositioning detector for better navigation accuracy in a car: An apparatus and method for a personal navigation apparatus comprising a personal navigation device (PND) for providing navigational guidance information. The PND may include a single-dimensional magnetic detector for sensing magnetic flux amplitudes of a magnetic field generated by a magnet. Alternatively, the PND may include a three-dimensional magnetic detector... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120029812 - Method and system for automatically planning and scheduling a remote sensing satellite mission: The present invention provides method and system for automatically planning and scheduling a remote sensing satellite mission. A swath coverage of a remote sensing satellite at a specified time interval is determined from a ground station. Thereafter, a set of points-of-interest lying within the swath coverage of the remote sensing... Agent: King Abdul Aziz City For Science And Technology
20120029813 - Method for judging vehicle traveling position and vehicle traveling position judgment device: A vehicle traveling position judging method of the present invention is a vehicle traveling position judging method for judging the traveling position of a preceding vehicle, and includes: a relative position information acquisition step of acquiring the relative position information of the preceding vehicle and a host vehicle at a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120029814 - Collision detecting device: An object is to be able to accurately discriminate an object of a collision. A device has a collision detection to which are connected a pressure sensor that detects pressure within a pressure chamber, and a vehicle speed sensor that detects vehicle speed, and the collision detection determines effective mass... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120029815 - System and method for identifying individual loads of chopped forage in storage: Thus the field factors of crop, soil and harvest conditions that affect feeding quality or a quality analysis of the load can be associated with the forage as it is removed from storage and fed to livestock.... Agent:
20120029816 - Navigation apparatus and navigation method: In order to notify a user that a facility is present in the neighborhood of a route to a destination, a mobile phone includes a location obtaining portion to obtain a present location (S03, S09), a destination setting portion to set a point of destination (S02), a departure point setting... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120029817 - Map handling for location based services in conjunction with localized environments: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems, methods, apparatuses, devices, articles, and means for map handling for location based services in conjunction with localized environments. For certain example implementations, a method may comprise storing map information corresponding to a particular localized environment that is associated with a particular location... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120029818 - Triply redundant integrated navigation and asset visibility system: Methods and apparatus are described for a navigation system. A method includes providing a global positioning system fix having a plurality of tracking parameters; providing a theater positioning system fix; monitoring the plurality of tracking parameters for predetermined conditions; and, when the predetermined conditions are met, sending a notifying signal... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC
20120029819 - Microfabricated flexible ground reaction sensor cluster for navigation in gps-denied environments: Embodiments are directed to a ground reaction sensor cluster (GRSC) and to methods for precisely determining zero velocity points and bearing changes using a GRSC and for navigating using a GRSC and an inertial motion unit (IMU) in a global positioning satellite (GPS)-denied environment. The GRSC device itself includes an... Agent:
20120029820 - Diver homing display system and method: A relative positioning system enabling a user to return to a starting position or some other point on the user's path. The system may include an array of accelerometers. The output from the accelerometers may be integrated to quantify movement of the array. The various movements of the array may... Agent:
20120029821 - Presenting a travel route: Techniques are provided for presenting a route using a route presentation that provides both a context map and one or more detail route maps. Narrative instructions for the route also may be presented. The presentation of the context map and the one or more detail route maps may be interactive.... Agent: Aol Inc.
20120029822 - Method for operating an information system, information system, and memory medium: A navigation system for a motor vehicle configured to output information via an output unit has a memory and a computing unit, map data being provided with map elements, and attributes for the map data being provided, the attributes representing properties of map elements. The map data include edges and... Agent: Robert Bosch GmbhPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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