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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location April category listing, related patent applications 04/12Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/26/2012 > 75 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120101655 - Electronic control device: A main microcomputer abnormality determination section checks whether or not a voltage value of Vcc based on digital data output from a main microcomputer analog-to-digital converter is equal to or higher than a threshold value to thereby perform abnormality determination for the main microcomputer analog-to-digital converter and Vref. A sub... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120101654 - Method for safely parking vehicle near obstacles: Method, storage medium and system of optimizing a destination for a vehicle by obtaining a map corresponding to a desired destination of the vehicle and identifying objectives of the map based on multiple parameters including collision avoidance, driver time, legal constraints and social consensus. A cost function is constructed to... Agent: Toyota Motor Engin. & Manufact. N.a. (tema)
20120101657 - Motion control unit for vehicle based on jerk information: In a motion control system for a vehicle including control means for controlling a yaw moment of the vehicle; first detection means for detecting a longitudinal velocity (V) of the vehicle; second detection means for detecting a lateral jerk (Gy_dot) of the vehicle; and third detection means for detecting a... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20120101656 - System for controlling an in-vehicle device: According to one embodiment, a system for controlling an in-vehicle device is provided. The system has an in-vehicle device and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit generates control signals to control the in-vehicle device and transmits the generated control signals to the in-vehicle device. The in-vehicle device has... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120101661 - Autonomous behaviors for a remote vehicle: A method for enhancing operational efficiency of a remote vehicle using a diagnostic behavior. The method comprises inputting and analyzing data received from a plurality of sensors to determine the existence of deviations from normal operation of the remote vehicle, updating parameters in a reference mobility model based on deviations... Agent: Irobot Corporation
20120101658 - High power laser system: A modulation device for directing a mobile tracking device away from an asset is provided. The modulation device includes a continuous wave laser source whose output is directed at a seeker head of the mobile tracking device. The modulation device causes the generation of localized sources within the mobile tracking... Agent:
20120101660 - Non-manipulation operation system and method for preparing for non-manipulation operation of vehicle: A notification unit causes a notification device to notify that a consent input person has whereabouts of a responsibility related to a non-manipulation operation to operate a vehicle without manipulation of an occupant of the vehicle. An information acquisition unit obtains consent-input person information for identifying the consent input person... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120101662 - System for controlling a multimachine caravan: A control system is disclosed. The control system includes a first set of operator input devices and a laser target located on a first machine. The control system also includes a first laser measurement system located on a second machine and configured to measure a distance to the laser target.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20120101659 - Telematics device for electric vehicle and remote air-conditioning control method thereof: A telematics device for an electric vehicle and a remote air-conditioning control method thereof are provided. A vehicle driver remote adjusts an indoor temperature of the electric vehicle by driving an air-conditioning unit of the vehicle during the battery charging, so that a travelable distance based on the battery life... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120101666 - Aircraft occupant protection system: An occupant protection system for an aircraft comprising a sensor system for sensing flight condition information and a control system, which includes an impending crash detection system and an impact detection system. The impending crash detection system receives flight information from the sensors determines whether a crash is likely to... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
20120101663 - Distributed flight control system implemented according to an integrated modular avionics architecture: A flight control system for an aircraft, intended for controlling a plurality of actuators adapted for actuating control surfaces of the aircraft from information supplied by piloting members and/or sensors of the aircraft. The system includes a primary control system adapted for controlling a first set of control surface actuators... Agent: Airbus Operations (inc As A Societe Par Act Simpl)
20120101664 - Method of controlling steering control equipment for aircraft, and steering control equipment for aircraft and aircraft provided therewith: A steering control equipment has a controller having a provisional-target-angular-position calculating section calculating a provisional target angular position of a steering mechanism corresponding to the operation amounts of a steering handle and rudder pedals, a speed setting section setting the aircraft speed on the basis of detected ground speed and... Agent: Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd.
20120101665 - Vehicle interface based on the weight distribution of a user: In one embodiment, the invention is an interface for communicating a vehicle command from a user to a vehicle. The interface preferably includes a support system to support at least a portion of the weight of a user, a sensor system to sense the weight distribution of the user, and... Agent:
20120101667 - Article transport facility and article transporting method: An article transport facility in which movable bodies can merge into a merging portion while preventing collisions between the movable bodies. A communication relay device is provided to each of the first merging path, the second merging path, and the post-merging path. Each communication relay device includes an antenna portion,... Agent: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
20120101668 - Apparatus, method, and program for automatically discriminating ship: This disclosure provides an automatic ship discrimination apparatus, which includes a transceiver for transceiving ship information in a predetermined format, a storing module for storing the ship information received from a ship, and a data processor for processing transceived ship information data. The data processor refers to the ship information... Agent:
20120101671 - Electronic system and method of automating, controlling, and optimizing the operation of one or more energy storage units and a combined serial and parallel hybrid marine propulsion system: A method of integrating, optimizing and combining in a marine hybrid system, the operation of one or more variable speed high voltage direct current (HVDC) generator(s), one or more energy storage units and a combination of one or more HVDC parallel hybrid and serial hybrid propulsion systems through use of... Agent:
20120101670 - Method and apparatus for controlling a marine vessel: One embodiment of the invention comprises a method for controlling a marine vessel having a first steerable propulsor, a corresponding first reversing device, a second steerable propulsor and a corresponding second reversing device. The method comprises receiving a first vessel control signal corresponding to a rotational movement and no translational... Agent:
20120101669 - Sail usage sensing system and method: A system for collecting and analyzing sail usage data. The system has a sensor on a sail for sensing heel, vibration or tension on the sail, an RFID tag connected to the sensor, an RFID tag reader for reading data of the first parameter from the RFID tag, a memory... Agent:
20120101676 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: It is provided a control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle provided with an engine and an electric motor serving as a vehicle drive power source, a power transmitting system for transmitting a drive force of said vehicle drive power source to a drive wheel, an electric-energy storage device for storing... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120101678 - Control apparatus for vehicle: A control apparatus for a vehicle is provided for a vehicle that has a normal mode and a power mode as vehicle driving characteristics. The control apparatus includes a continuously variable transmission mechanism that steplessly changes a speed ratio when rotational driving force of an engine output shaft is transmitted... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120101673 - Hybrid vehicle control system for cold plate refrigeration and method of the same: A hybrid vehicle control system for cold plate refrigeration and method of the same. The hybrid vehicle control system for cold plate refrigeration uses inputs from sensors which read parameters such as battery voltage, environmental temperature, vehicle temperature, door status, fan status, refrigerant pressure, and mechanical cooling system status. The... Agent:
20120101672 - Method and apparatus for enhancing the robustness of a hybrid vehicle torque security diagnostic: A vehicle includes electrical components, current sensors which determine current flowing through the electrical components, and a control system. The control system calculates and records error index values over an interval using the currents. The control system increments a first counter with every sample in the series, increments a second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120101674 - Method for determining a state of a rechargeable battery device in real time: A method of determining and predicting a state of a rechargeable battery device in real time involves measuring a current and a voltage of the rechargeable battery in real time, inputting the measured current and voltage into an algorithm, and applying the algorithm to determine the state of the rechargeable... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120101675 - Motor control apparatus for electric vehicle: A motor control apparatus for an electric vehicle includes a first motor driving the front wheels of the electric vehicle and a second motor driving the rear wheels. A motor driving control distributes a demand torque to be demanded for the electric vehicle and controls the first and second motors;... Agent:
20120101677 - Power output apparatus: At least one of a state and a storage amount of a battery is detected, and a battery output that can be outputted by the battery is calculated on the basis of it. A state of an electric motor is detected, and at least one of electric motor torque and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120101679 - Method and system for enhancing operating performance of an autonomic mobile robotic device: A mechanism for optimizing behavior of an autonomous mobile robotic device. A first set of robotic behaviors is created based on a set of work area parameters and a behavior selection. The autonomous mobile robotic device is controlled using the first set of robotic behaviors. Performance data indicative of a... Agent:
20120101680 - Control and systems for autonomously driven vehicles: An autonomous controller for a vehicle. The controller has a processor configured to receive position signals from position sensors and to generate operation control signals defining an updated travel path for the vehicle. The controller has a programmable interface providing communication among the position sensors, the operation control mechanisms, and... Agent: The Gray Insurance Company
20120101681 - Method for operating at least one sensor of a vehicle and vehicle having at least one sensor: A method is provided for operating a sensor of a vehicle. The sensor is configured to detect objects within a detection range and the method includes, but is not limited to detecting an object with the sensor. In addition, a position of the object is determined with data from the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120101682 - Method and system for collection state information of parts in a passenger cabin of a vehicle: A method for collecting defect data of parts in a passenger cabin of a vehicle includes, but is not limited to connecting an electronics device allocated to a user to a central communication device, retrieving a user interface provided by the communication device by the electronics device, dialog-based inquiring of... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20120101683 - Electric power steering system: An electric power steering system includes an overheat protection current value arithmetic unit that computes an overheat protection current value to which a current flowing into a motor is limited, and an overheat protection control unit that limits the current, which flows into the motor, on the basis of the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120101684 - Motor vehicle steering system: A steering system for a motor vehicle equipped with a cargo-handling machine including a pair of left and right loading portions is provided. The steering system includes a turning actuator that turns a steered wheel according to an operation of a steering member, and a side shift actuator that shifts... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20120101685 - Power steering system for a vehicle and method for limiting a torque applied by a power steering system: A power steering system (1) for a vehicle comprises a torque limiter (5) for limiting a torque applied by the power steering system (1), wherein the limitation is based on the anticipated reaction by the vehicle.... Agent:
20120101686 - Electric drive steering locking apparatus: An electric drive steering locking apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention includes an electric motor, a motor driving control unit that allows the motor to perform locking actuation or unlocking actuation, a lower-level microcomputer that outputs an unlocking actuation signal and a locking actuation signal to the motor... Agent:
20120101687 - Method and a system for assisting a driver of a vehicle during operation: A method is provided for assisting a driver of a vehicle during operation by providing the driver with a desired steering feel, wherein the vehicle includes a steering arrangement including a manually operated steering device, at least one pair of ground engaging members and a mechanical interconnection between the steering... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20120101689 - Method for operating a motor vehicle and motor vehicle: A method is provided for operating a motor vehicle. The method includes, but is not limited to determining whether at least one control is activated by a driver of the motor vehicle while driving the motor vehicle. The at least one control is here part of an onboard system, selected... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120101688 - Occupant protection apparatus and control method therefor: A vehicular occupant protection apparatus (10) is equipped with a seatbelt (12) including a shoulder belt portion (12A) fitted to a occupant (P) from a shoulder part thereof to a lumbar part thereof, a pretensioner mechanism (24) that is actuated to remove slack in the seatbelt (12), a force limiter... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120101690 - System for vehicle security, personalization and cardiac activity monitoring of a driver: The present invention provides a system for vehicle security, personalization, and cardiac activity monitoring of a driver wherein electrocardiography of a driver is monitored and registered which is used for identification of a person entering in the vehicle and personalization of vehicle based on user preferences thereby act as intruder... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
20120101691 - Vehicular damping control system: A vehicular damping control system that executes damping control that suppresses sprung mass vibration in the vehicle by controlling a power source mounted in a vehicle changes the control mode of the damping control according to the operating range of the power source. Changing the control mode of the damping... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120101692 - Vehicle lamp controller, vehicle lamp system, and vehicle lamp control method: A vehicle lamp controller, a vehicle lamp system, and a vehicle lamp control method are provided. The vehicle lamp system includes an acceleration sensor, a vehicle lamp, and the vehicle controller. The controller includes a receiver configured to receive an acceleration information detected by the acceleration sensor, a control unit... Agent: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20120101694 - Crane, particularly crawler crane or mobile crane: The invention relates to a [crane], particularly crawler crane or mobile crane, with at least one monitoring and simulation means, by means of which a state of the crane can be monitored and/or simulated, wherein the monitoring and simulation means comprise at least one input means and at least one... Agent: Liebherr-werk Ehingen Gmbh
20120101696 - Rotation control device for working machine: A working machine swing control system is provided with an actual rotation speed sensor and a controller. The actual rotation speed sensor senses an actual rotation speed of a swing motor. The controller controls a drive torque of a drive unit, which drives the swing motor, such that a difference... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20120101693 - System for limiting contact between a dipper and a shovel boom: A system for limiting contact between a dipper and dipper attachments and a boom and machinery desk of a shovel, the system defining dipper to boom relative position in terms of crowd amount or hoist length, the system defining the relative position boom limits in terms of a second order... Agent:
20120101695 - System for vehicular guidance with respect to harvested crop: A discriminator identifies windrow pixels associated with a windrow within a collected image. A definer defines a search space with respect to a vehicle. An evaluator determines respective spatial correlations between the defined search space and the windrow pixels for different angular displacements of the search space. An alignment detector... Agent:
20120101697 - Negative-torque downshift execution for fixed-gear transmissions: A method of executing a downshift in a fixed-gear powertrain having an input node and an output node related by a starting speed ratio before the downshift and a finishing speed ratio after is provided. The downshift includes a torque phase and an inertia phase. A starting output torque is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120101698 - Method and device for controlling a vehicle cruise control: A method and device are provided for controlling a vehicle cruise control in a vehicle, the method including registering a starting point and an end destination for a possible traveling route of the vehicle, registering a desired traveling time for the traveling route, calculating and setting limits for parameters of... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20120101699 - Brake assist function: A method of controlling a vehicle having a transmission system, an engine system, and a braking system includes detecting a braking condition of the braking system. The braking condition is at least one of a brake temperature being above a predetermined brake temperature limit and a braking load being above... Agent:
20120101700 - System and method for controlling a transmission to improve exhaust braking: A system for controlling a transmission of a vehicle powered by an engine includes a torque determination module and a shift determination module. The torque determination module determines a desired exhaust brake torque for the engine based on an actual speed of the vehicle and a desired speed of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120101703 - Driving assistance device: Disclosed is a driving assistance device capable of appropriately performing deceleration control in a moving vehicle having a variable wheelbase length. A driving assistance device 1 includes a wheelbase length detection sensor 11 which detects the wheelbase length of a moving vehicle X having a variable wheelbase length, a laser... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120101702 - Driving assisting system, method and vehicle incorporating the system: A system for assisting an operator in driving a vehicle. The system calculates risk potential associated with the vehicle. Responsive to an acceleration command issued by the operator via an operator-controlled input device to perform an intended acceleration operation, the system conveys information related to the calculated risk potential by... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20120101701 - Vehicle collision avoidance and warning system: A collision avoidance system in a host vehicle that employs combined automatic braking and steering. The collision avoidance system defines thresholds that identify a time to collision with a target vehicle by the host vehicle that are based on the speed of the host vehicle, the acceleration of the host... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120101704 - Method for operating at least one sensor of a vehicle and vehicle having at least one sensor: A method is provided for operating at least one sensor of a vehicle. The at least one sensor is configured for detecting objects lying within a predetermined detection range and the method includes, but is not limited to: position data emitted by at least one object is received by means... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120101705 - Method and controller for controlling output torque of a propulsion unit: Method for controlling output torque (Teng) of a propulsion unit in a vehicle powertrain including driven wheels drivingly connected to the propulsion unit via a mechanical transmission with a drive shaft, wherein the method including the steps of registering driver torque demand (Td) for vehicle propulsion, registering propulsion unit rotational... Agent:
20120101707 - Method for operating an injector: A method for operating an injector, in particular of an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, in which a component of the injector, in particular a valve needle, is driven with the aid of an electromagnetic actuator. According to the present invention, a variable which characterizes the acceleration of... Agent:
20120101708 - Start-up control system for internal combustion engine: An object is to provide a technology that enables starting of fuel injection under a condition that allows injected fuel to ignite and burn at the time of start-up of an internal combustion engine. To achieve the object, a start-up control system for an internal combustion engine according to the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120101709 - Method and apparatus for operating an internal combustion engine: In a method and the corresponding apparatus for operating an internal combustion engine with a plurality of cylinders (Z1 to Z4) which are assigned in each case one injection valve (18) for metering in fuel, a control apparatus (25) is provided with in each case one output stage (25a) for... Agent:
20120101710 - Method and system for reducing runway incursion at airports: The present invention relates to a system and method for minimizing or preventing runway incursion at airports by utilizing data packets of information transmitted over the voice communication channel used by pilots at the airport. The data packets of information contain the latitudinal and longitudinal position of the aircraft provided... Agent:
20120101711 - Collision warning apparatus: A collision warning apparatus for a host vehicle which has stopped along a lane of a highway, comprises at least one sensor associated with the host vehicle which generates a data stream in response to radiation received from a scene rearwards of the host vehicle, a memory in which the... Agent: Trw Limited
20120101712 - Method for assessing driver attentiveness: The attentiveness of the driver of motor vehicle traveling in a lane provided with boundaries on both sides is assessed by measuring the distance of the vehicle from one of the boundaries, determining the objective lateral freedom of movement of the vehicle in the lane, specifying a desired range of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120101713 - Optimal acceleration profile for enhanced collision avoidance: A system and method for providing an optimal collision avoidance path for a host vehicle that may potentially collide with a target vehicle. The method includes providing off-line an optimization look-up table for storing on the host vehicle that includes an optimal vehicle braking or longitudinal deceleration and an optimal... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120101714 - Management of an object: A method and associated system for managing an item in a place. The method detects that: (i) the item in the place is being moved, (ii) an operating object inside the place is moving, and (iii) the operating object inside the place and the item in the place are within... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120101715 - Estimating position and orientation of an underwater vehicle based on correlated sensor data: A method and system are described that can be used for combining two sources of position and orientation (pose) information where the information from one source is correlated with the information from the other and the sources produce information at differing rates. For example, the method and system allow for... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20120101716 - Navigation device, navigation system, and method of operating the same: A navigation device and a method of operating the same are provided. Further, a method of operating a navigation system including a navigation device, a data server and an electronic device is provided. The navigation device includes a communication unit; a display; an input unit for receiving an input of... Agent: Thinkwaresystems Corp
20120101719 - Apparatus and method for detecting locations of vehicle and obstacle: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for detecting locations of a vehicle and an obstacle. The apparatus for detecting locations of a vehicle and an obstacle includes at least one distance measurement unit and a data processing unit. The distance measurement unit measures distance data relevant to a vehicle and an... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120101717 - Customizable exercise routes for a user of a personal navigation device: A method of creating a customizable exercise route for a user of a personal navigation device is disclosed. The method includes receiving a selection of terrain type or difficulty level from the user, receiving a selection of a length of an exercise route to be generated, generating an exercise route... Agent:
20120101718 - Map-matching apparatus using planar data of road, and method for same: A map matching apparatus and method are provided. The map matching apparatus comprises a location determining unit configured to determine whether a GPS receipt location is located within planar data for a road, and a map matching unit configured to perform map matching on the GPS receipt location depending on... Agent: Thinkwaresystems Corp
20120101720 - Storage medium saving program and capable of being read by computer, computer program product, navigator and control method thereof: The invention discloses a storage medium storing program capable of being read by a computer, a computer program product, a navigator and a control method thereof. The navigator comprises a positioning unit, an image capturing unit and a processing unit. The positioning unit locates the navigator and correspondingly provides a... Agent: Mitac International Corp.
20120101721 - Navigation system with xpath repetition based field alignment mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: receiving an entry for a point of interest; locating a review on an original webpage for the point of interest; generating an identical segmentation shared by a field in the review from a display format of the original webpage; selecting the... Agent: Telenav, Inc.
20120101722 - Portable electronic device, and method for operating portable electronic device: A mobile phone includes: a first housing having a first display part; a second housing having a second display part; acquisition means for obtaining image data and position information associated with the image data; position information acquisition section for obtaining current position information concerning a current position; a guide information... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120101723 - Method of monitoring fitness levels with a personal navigation device and related device thereof: A method of creating a customizable exercise route for a user of a personal navigation device is disclosed. The method includes providing routing instructions for a user along a first route, recording a first speed for a user traveling between a first point and a second point on the first... Agent:
20120101724 - Location based entertainment with a personal navigation device: A method of method of providing location based entertainment with a personal navigation device includes determining if a user wishes to start an entertainment program on the personal navigation device that provides localized entertainment and starting the entertainment program using content about a current location of the personal navigation device... Agent:
20120101725 - Method and system for determining a planned path of a vehicle: A boundary definer defines an outer boundary of a region as a series of interconnected generally linear segments joined at one or more nodes. A concave surface identifier or data processor identifies each concave surface associated with a corresponding concave node. At least one subdivision line is established to divide... Agent:
20120101726 - Frequency of geographic location updates for an electronic device based on user communication: A method, computer program product, and system are provided to update geographic location information for an electronic device. The method can include transmitting the geographic location information for the electronic device to a server device at a first time interval. A determination can be made regarding whether the electronic device... Agent: Google Inc.
20120101727 - Open area maps: Systems and methods associated with an open area map are disclosed. For example, one method comprises obtaining an image of a layout. The layout represents a real-world area in which a person moves about. A grid is applied on the image. The grid may include tiles that fill in a... Agent:
20120101728 - Route search device and route search method: A technology for searching for a recommended route matched to a search condition is provided for route search that involves substitution with a learned route. A route search device comprises: a storage means to store therein, as learned routes, routes corresponding to sections where traveling deviated from recommended routes have... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.04/19/2012 > 66 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120095617 - Vehicle guidance system: A vehicle guidance system is provided with a controller configured to receive input indicative of a relative position between a charging port and a charging pad, and to provide output indicative of a distance vector therebetween in response to the input. An interface communicates with the controller and is configured... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120095618 - Automotive active remote encryption and switching device: An automotive active remote encryption and switching device is revealed. Remote images and information are transmitted through wireless communication for monitoring vehicle status. The device includes at least one video mobile phone with specific permission, a control mainframe for receiving signals from the video mobile phone, a remote video recorder... Agent: Da Ar Fa International Co., Ltd.
20120095620 - Method and system for coordinated vehicle control with wireless communication: A control system controls a pair of vehicles in coordination to traverse a respective pair of trajectories. The control system is configured to specify a plurality of successive waypoints, a safe stopping interval and an intermediate interval greater than the safe stopping interval, and exchange waypoints between vehicles. The system... Agent:
20120095619 - Remote vehicle missions and systems for supporting remote vehicle missions: An operator control unit having a user interface that allows a user to control a remote vehicle, the operator control unit comprising: a transmission unit configured to transmit data to the remote vehicle; a receiver unit configured to receive data from the remote vehicle, the data received from the remote... Agent: Irobot Corporation
20120095622 - Systems and methods for energy conserving wireless sensing with situational awareness: A system and method is provided for monitoring aircraft health and status using a situation-aware sensing system. The system includes an independent power source, a sensor that continuously measures a signal of interest to yield sensor data, and a processor that compares the sensor data to threshold data. The processor... Agent: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
20120095621 - Trajectory tracking flight controller: A six degree-of-freedom trajectory linearization controller (TLC) architecture (30) for a fixed-wing aircraft (46) is set forth. The TLC architecture (30) calculates nominal force and moment commands by dynamic inversion of the nonlinear equations of motion. A linear time-varying (LTV) tracking error regulator provides exponential stability of the tracking error... Agent: Ohio University
20120095623 - Device for assisting aircraft crew when performing flight level changes: This device providing assistance to aircraft crew for a flight level change of the aircraft in air traffic, comprising means for viewing the position of the aircraft in the vertical plane, is wherein the viewing means comprise: display means capable of displaying an image comprising at least one zone corresponding... Agent: Dassault Aviation
20120095624 - Transportable device for recording flight data: A transportable device for recording flight data obtained from an avionics system in an aircraft is provided. The device includes a case containing a laptop computer. The case limits the electromagnetic disturbances between the laptop and the avionics system. The laptop is connected to the avionics system, so as to... Agent: Thales
20120095625 - Systems and methods for alerting potential tailstrike during landing: Systems and methods for alerting for potential tailstrike during landing. A processing device located onboard an aircraft determines whether the aircraft is in a landing operational mode. If the aircraft is determined within the landing operational mode, the processing device determines whether aircraft speed is less than a previously defined... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120095626 - Communication system for a rail vehicle and method for communicating with a rail vehicle: A communication system for a rail vehicle includes a transceiver assembly, a selection module, and a monitoring module. The transceiver assembly selectively communicates a data signal over a plurality of communication channels. The data signal is related to distributed power operations of the rail vehicle. The selection module is communicatively... Agent:
20120095627 - Method of alerting horn rule timing: The present method includes determining the locomotive's present location on the track; and determining the present speed of the locomotive. From the present location of the locomotive and the present speed of the locomotive, a horn rule locations on the track for a point of interest is determined; and the... Agent: New York Air Brake Corporation
20120095628 - Safety system for marine vessels: There is elucidated a safety system for a marine vessel. The vessel includes two engines coupled to propellers for propelling the vessel through water. The vessel is provided with a digital anchor in communication with the two engines for maintaining the vessel substantially at a defined location when the anchor... Agent: Ab Volvo Penta
20120095629 - System and method for controlling the position of a instrument cable towed in water: System and method for controlling an instrumented cable (30) towed in water, such as a marine seismic streamer and/or an instrumented towed cable array (streamer array), to which at least one instrumented cable (30), control devices (10, 20) are arranged to control the individual instrumented cables (30) both in shape... Agent: Kongsberg Seatex As
20120095635 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: An object of the present invention is to detect the generation of a drag torque in a locking mechanism, in a hybrid vehicle in which a speed change mode can be changed between a fixed speed change mode and a stepless speed change mode by the action of the locking... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120095636 - Control system for a lawnmower vehicle having a plurality of electric motors: A control system for a lawnmower vehicle having a plurality of electric motors may include at least one controller for controlling operation of the drive wheel electric motor in response to an operation amount of at least one operator. The controller may control operation of a driver for driving a... Agent: Kanzaki Kokyukoki Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20120095630 - Control system for series-type hybrid vehicle: There are provided a hybrid control unit, an engine control unit that controls an engine based on command information received from the hybrid control unit and an operation status of the engine, and a communication abnormality detection means that detects an abnormality in communication between the hybrid control unit and... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120095633 - Electric vehicle and method for controlling the same: An electric wheelchair includes a body portion, an operating section to detect an operation by an operator, an obstacle sensor to detect an obstacle existing in the vicinity of the body portion, an obstacle determination section to form a search region extending from the body portion in an operating direction,... Agent:
20120095637 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system includes a converter for boosting the output voltage of a fuel cell stack and supplies the boosted voltage to a first inverter for a drive motor and a second inverter for an air compressor motor, voltage acquisition means, and converter control means. The voltage acquisition means... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120095631 - Method for operating a hybrid vehicle: A method is provided for operating a hybrid vehicle (1) having an internal combustion engine (2) and an electric machine (4) that can be used individually or jointly to drive at least one axle (9, 10) of the hybrid vehicle (1) by connecting a clutch (15), and having a regeneratable... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c.f. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
20120095634 - Motor torque control device: A motor torque control device of an electrically-driven vehicle equipped with a motor serving as a driving source, is configured to limit an output of the motor when both a brake pedal and an accelerator pedal of the electrically-driven vehicle are stepped. A motor limit torque, which is an upper... Agent:
20120095632 - Start support apparatus for electromotive vehicle: A start support apparatus to be disposed in an electromotive vehicle includes a requested driving force calculation portion, the startable driving force calculation portion, and an indication portion. The requested driving force calculation portion calculates a requested driving force that is generated at a motor based on operation by a... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120095638 - Waste management system: The illustrative embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for managing a plurality of items. A housing has an opening and is configured to receive a plurality of items through the opening of the housing. A first bag has a first end that is sealed and an... Agent:
20120095640 - Definition of control data for automatic control of mobile mining machine: The present invention relates to a method for arranging automatic control of a mobile mining machine equipped with a bucket. The method comprises generating a general purpose bucket emptying model that defines at least the path of the bucket of the mining machine for emptying it. The bucket emptying model... Agent:
20120095639 - Determination of routes for arranging automatic control of mobile mining machine: The present invention relates to a method of determining routes for arranging automatic control of a mobile mining machine. A return route is determined computer-aidedly for the mining machine on the basis of data concerning a route taught by driving by executing, by a data processing device configured for generating... Agent:
20120095641 - Method for wireless communication between vehicles: The invention relates to a method for wireless communication between vehicles (2, 3), according to which a second vehicle (3) located in relation to a first vehicle (2) is identified by the first vehicle; the second vehicle (3) emits wireless driving information which is received by the first vehicle, the... Agent: Continental Automotive Gmbh
20120095642 - In-vehicle device, vehicle authentication system and data communication method: An in-vehicle device includes a storage unit storing a PIN code and an in-vehicle device ID kept confidential for a user and registered one for each vehicle; a first authentication unit determining whether the in-vehicle device is allowed to be connected to a mobile terminal on the basis of a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120095643 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for modifying a user interface format: Various methods for modifying a user interface format are provided. One example method comprises receiving vehicle-based data at a mobile device via a communications link between the mobile device and an on-board vehicle analysis system, determining an environmental context based at least on the vehicle-based data, and modifying a user... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20120095646 - Intersection vehicle collision avoidance system: The vehicle collision avoidance device generate a first warning alarm signal to warn the driver if the driver is not in compliance with the traffic light condition, if the driver becomes none responsive to the first warning alarm signal, the collision avoidance device transmits a secondary warring alarm signal(s) to... Agent:
20120095645 - Method and device for operating a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle or utility vehicle: A method operates a vehicle having an acquisition device for acquiring defined route section data of an upcoming route section to be passed through via the vehicle, in particular a utility vehicle. Accordingly, the route section data, which are acquired by the acquisition device are evaluated in an evaluation device... Agent: Man Truck & Bus Ag
20120095644 - Method of controlling an energy storage unit in a vehicle micro-hybrid system: A method of controlling a supercapacitor energy storage unit (12), included in a motor vehicle micro-hybrid system, is disclosed. The storage unit is suitable for performing the functions of an alternator, starter and automatic stop-restart of the vehicle heat engine, regenerative braking and torque assistance. The energy storage unit (12)... Agent: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur
20120095647 - Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles: A communication system for a vehicle includes a vehicle speed sensor configured to emit a periodic function with a parameter correlated to the speed of the vehicle, an acceleration monitoring system, a braking system engagement detector to detect a braking status of the vehicle, an alerting device capable of signaling... Agent: Vision WorksIPCorporation
20120095649 - Continuous correction for steering wheel angle offset: A system and method of continuously updating a steering wheel angle offset value to adapt to changing road conditions. A vehicle control system receives a plurality of vehicle parameter values each from a different vehicle sensor. The system then calculates a plurality of observed steering angle values, each using a... Agent:
20120095648 - Motor vehicle steering system: A motor vehicle steering system includes a knob that is for rotating a wheel of a steering member, has a knob center, and is supported rotatably around the knob center by the wheel. A control unit sets a predetermined period after detection of gripping on the knob by a grip... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20120095650 - Method for determining a position point of a movable element: The invention relates to a method for determining a position point of a movable element, particularly a window (33) or a roof of a motor vehicle that can be advanced into at least one elastic receptacle (36) by means of a drive, comprising the steps of continually determining a spring... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120095653 - Crane, in particular crawler crane or mobile crane: The present invention relates to a crane, in particular to a crawler crane or mobile crane having at least one monitoring and simulation means by means of which a state of the crane can be monitored and/or simulated, wherein the monitoring and simulation means has at least one input means... Agent: Liebherr-werk Ehingen Gmbh
20120095654 - Harvester with automatic depth and level control: In one aspect, the disclosure describes an apparatus that harvests crops as the apparatus moves in a direction of travel across a field. The apparatus includes a crop harvesting assembly configured as a line of implements, the line being transverse to the direction of travel. First and second devices for... Agent: Amity Technology, LLC
20120095652 - Material identification system: A method and apparatus for managing undesired material in an area. A sensor system monitors the area for the undesired material. A number of operations is performed on the area using a vehicle system. The vehicle system comprises a vehicle and a structure connected to the vehicle. A computer system... Agent:
20120095651 - Method and apparatus for machine coordination which maintains line-of-site contact: A method and system that facilitates operation of autonomous equipment by providing a mission planner to maintain line-of-sight contact between a plurality of coordinated machines, including a method for maintaining line-of-sight (LoS) communication between a plurality of machines that creates a mission plan for a work site that includes a... Agent:
20120095655 - Motor control device for working vehicle: A working vehicle motor control device includes: a rotational speed control device that controls a motor rotational speed in accordance with an operation amount of an accelerator pedal; a travel drive device that transmits rotation of the motor to wheels through a torque converter and a transmission; a speed ratio... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20120095656 - System and method for determining vehicle shifter position: A system for controlling a transmission of a vehicle based on input from a shifter includes first, second, third, and fourth position sensors and a position determination module. The shifter includes a shift lever. The first and second position sensors sense first and second positions of the shift lever, respectively,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120095657 - Rocking enabled shift-by-wire system: A shift-by-wire system includes an incremental shift interface that generates an incremental shift signal. A rock control module enables a rocking mode and generates a rock control signal based on status of a vehicle parameter. The rocking mode includes shifting between a first mode and a second mode and back... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120095658 - Control apparatus: A control apparatus which is capable of enhancing the accuracy of control of a controlled object having characteristics that dead time and response delay thereof vary. The control apparatus includes an ECU. The ECU calculates four predicted values as values of a controlled variable associated with respective times when four... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120095659 - Automatic control of driveline states: A method for controlling a vehicle driveline includes using current conditions to estimate wheel slip probability and vehicle dynamics handling support requirements, producing two-wheel drive operation, if said slip probability and handling support requirement is low and a condition for forced driveline connection is absent, and producing four-wheel drive operation,... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20120095660 - Method for correctly carrying out autonomous emergency braking in a road vehicle: The invention proposes a method for correctly carrying out autonomous emergency braking in a road vehicle (1) in order to reduce the severity of an accident, the speed of the vehicle being determined during the autonomous emergency braking. According to the method, a determination of speed which is independent of... Agent:
20120095661 - Distributed small engine fadec: A full authority digital engine controller (FADEC) controls an engine attached to an airframe. The FADEC includes an electronic engine controller (EEC) attached to the engine, an airframe data concentrator (ADC) attached to the airframe, and a digital data bus electrically connecting the ADC to the EEC. The ADC is... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20120095662 - Electronic engine control software reconfiguration for distributed eec operation: A system for configuring a full authority digital engine controller (FADEC) for use with an engine and an airframe combination. The system includes the FADEC and a data entry plug. The FADEC includes an electronic engine controller (EEC) attached to the engine, an airframe data concentrator (ADC) attached to the... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20120095663 - Fmu mounted eec for small aircraft engine applications: A fuel metering unit (FMU) for an aircraft engine includes an effector and an electronic engine controller (EEC). The effector is electrically connected to the EEC to adjust a rate of fuel flowing into the engine. The adjustment is in response to a control signal sent from the EEC. The... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20120095666 - Adaptive desulfation and regeneration methods for lean nox trap: An adaptive method is used for LNT desulfation and regeneration. The desulfation method involves adapting the amount of sulfur loading to trigger a desulfation event in accordance with the current adsorption capacity of the LNT. The method involves monitoring the current sulfur loading and the current LNT adsorption capacity. This... Agent: Southwest Research Institute
20120095664 - Malfunction detection apparatus and malfunction detection method for an egr system: A determination is made more simply as to a malfunction of a low pressure EGR device that supplies an EGR gas from a low pressure EGR passage connecting between an exhaust passage at a location downstream of a turbine and an intake passage. Provision is made for a high pressure... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120095665 - Method and system for controlling a vehicle having a hybrid drive: In a method for controlling a hybrid drive which is driven by an internal combustion engine designed as a first drive unit, and by a second drive unit, the internal combustion engine and the second drive unit contribute individually or jointly to the drive of the vehicle, and pollutant emissions... Agent:
20120095667 - Fuel pump control device for an internal combustion engine: An engine fuel pump control apparatus is provided. The engine fuel pump control apparatus is connected to an engine and a transmission. A fuel pump is interposed in a fuel conduit between a fuel tank and the engine and the fuel pump has a selectively variable fuel delivery rate. A... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20120095668 - Method for feed-forward controlling fuel injection into a cylinder of an internal combustion engine: A method is provided for feed-forward controlling fuel injection into a cylinder of an internal combustion engine that includes, but is not limited to setting a desired value of a combustion parameter indicative of a fuel combustion within the cylinder, determining a value of one or more engine operating parameters,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120095669 - Fail-safe controller for direct injection engine: A fuel pressure varies according to whether a fuel pressure sensor and a high-pressure pump have a malfunction or not. In view of this, a first threshold Perr1 is defined for determining whether the fuel pressure sensor has a malfunction and a second threshold Perr2 is defined for determining whether... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120095670 - Intelligent engine idle stop logic: A method of controlling an internal combustion engine of a vehicle may involve turning on the internal combustion engine, stopping the vehicle or while the vehicle is approaching a known potential stopping location, inquiring whether a first predetermined quantity of data samples exists in memory and further inquiring whether the... Agent: Denso International America, Inc.
20120095672 - Method for locating road shapes using erroneous map data: A system includes a transmitting apparatus having a first digital map and a receiving apparatus having a second digital map. The second digital map shows a road segment at a different location from the first digital map due to errors. The transmitting apparatus transmits location information to the receiving apparatus.... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120095671 - Vehicle group forming device and vehicle group forming method: Disclosed are a vehicle group forming device and a vehicle group forming method capable of effectively using a priority lane. A vehicle group forming device which forms a vehicle group with a plurality of vehicles includes vehicle group forming means for selecting vehicles forming a vehicle group or determining the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120095673 - Apparatus and method for providing driving information for vehicles based on high speed movement long distance impuse radio ultra wideband: An apparatus for providing driving information for a vehicle based on high speed movement long distance impulse radio-ultra wideband (IR-UWB) is provided. The apparatus includes an IR-UWB module configured to generate a packet based on high speed movement long distance IR-UWB, transmit the generated packet, and interpret a received packet... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120095674 - Navigation system with lane-level mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: detecting an acceleration for monitoring a movement of a device; determining a travel state based on the acceleration; identifying a travel sequence involving the travel state; setting a lane-level granularity movement as a predetermined sequence of the travel state; and determining... Agent: Telenav, Inc.
20120095675 - Method for creating and taking a driving tour: Embodiments of methods for creating and taking a driving tour using information derived from crowd sourcing are disclosed herein. A method includes, but is not limited to accessing an Internet website that is configured to enable a user to compose a driving tour based in part on the information derived... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120095676 - On demand tts vocabulary for a telematics system: A driving directions system loads into memory a limited subset of prerecorded, spoken utterances of geographic names from a mass media storage. The subset of spoken utterances may be limited, for example, to the geographic names within a predetermined radius (e.g., a few miles) of the driver's present location. The... Agent: Nuance Communications, Inc.
20120095677 - System and method for tracking mass transit vehicles: Disclosed is a system and method for tracking mass transit vehicles, including monitoring a Base Station IDentification (BS ID) of a base station registered with a communication device; identifying a change in said BS ID; determining a current location of said communication device; determining a previous location of said communication... Agent:
20120095678 - Method and system for providing expanded access to navigational services: An approach is provided for retrieving mapping information of a premise for use by a mobile device upon the mobile device reaching the premise. A prompt is generated for presentation by the mobile device for a destination point within the premise. A determination is made of the position information of... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120095679 - Vehicle guidance and sensor bias determination: Systems and methods for guiding a vehicle and vehicle sensor bias determination methods are disclosed. A method for guiding a vehicle includes a primary antenna of a primary survey-grade GNSS-receiver and a secondary antenna of a secondary GNSS-receiver mounted to the vehicle, which are at least temporarily receiving GNSS-signals of... Agent: Leica Geosystems Ag
20120095680 - Gps navigator: Disclosed is a method and system for identifying a location of interest between a user and an identified endpoint and creating a user preference profile containing at least one location of interest to the user. A sampling bandwidth is designated based on current distance to the identified endpoint, wherein the... Agent:
20120095681 - Multi-user relationship-based navigation apparatus and navigation management method using the same: Disclosed herein is a multi-user relationship-based navigation apparatus. The multi-user relationship-based navigation apparatus includes a traveling situation information collection unit, a traveling situation information transmitting/receiving unit, a path information extraction unit, and a path display unit. The traveling situation information collection unit collects the traveling situation information of a user.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120095682 - Methods and systems for creating digital street network database: In a method for creating a digital representation of a transportation network location measurement data is acquired, and a plurality of maneuvers between choke points are generated from the location measurement data. The digital representation of the transportation network is then created and stored based on the plurality of maneuvers.... Agent:04/12/2012 > 61 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120089271 - Vehicle management: A system for golf course vehicle management can include a tag device having a transceiver and a vehicle management process. The vehicle management process includes an application service for receiving the location of the tag device from the transceiver, at least one geographical zone, and a tracking module for comparing... Agent:
20120089272 - Vehicle monitoring device based on use of dashboard indicators: A vehicle monitoring device may include a set of sensors that may be mounted over indicators and analog gauges displayed on a vehicle's dashboard. The vehicle monitoring device may use these sensors to deduce the current state of the dashboard indicators and in turn generate an output signal that resembles... Agent:
20120089276 - Dynamic transmission control for a wireless network: In one possible embodiment, a wireless network with dynamic transmission control is provided that includes a multiple of nodes. The nodes include an arbiter and multiple client nodes. The arbiter is configured to control an operation of the client nodes by defining communications operation cycles and allocating a bandwidth to... Agent: Aerovironment, Inc.
20120089274 - Electronic device and method for controlling unmanned aerial vehicle: An electronic device for controlling an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) displays a portion of a 3D virtual scene of a monitored area of the UAV on a screen, and displays a representation icon of the UAV on a preset position of the screen. The electronic device further converts an operation... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120089273 - External presentation of information on full glass display: A method to display a graphic describing a desired communication upon a substantially transparent screen of a vehicle includes monitoring the desired communication, monitoring an external presentation mode to present the desired communication, determining the graphic describing the desired communication, registering a location of the graphic upon the substantially transparent... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120089275 - Simulation transmitter for remote operated vehicles: A simulation transmitter for remote operated vehicles (STROV) is disclosed for allowing users in the toy and hobby industry to realistically simulate, everyday driving experiences and implement them into any remote-controlled vehicle. The STROV system remotely operates land, air and sea remote controlled hobby vehicles, boats and planes. It includes... Agent:
20120089277 - Variable gain control nose wheel steering system: A method for determining a target steering angle for nose landing gear of an aircraft includes receiving rudder pedal input data into a steering control unit, receiving aircraft speed data into the steering control unit, calculating a normal gain, calculating a parking gain, and adding the normal gain and the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.,
20120089278 - Method and kit for engine emission control: Methods and systems are provided for operating an engine including a first and a second bank of cylinders. One example method comprises, adjusting engine injection timing based on a first temperature of a first intake of the first bank and a second temperature of a second intake of the second... Agent:
20120089284 - Clutch control device of hybrid vehicle: A clutch control device of a hybrid vehicle includes a battery, a generator, a motor, a motor shaft connected with a driving shaft of the vehicle by using electricity from the generator or the battery, an engine which drives the generator and the vehicle, a clutch, and a control unit.... Agent:
20120089285 - Clutch control device of hybrid vehicle: A clutch control device of a hybrid vehicle includes a clutch driven by a motor and connected with a drive shaft. A hydraulic unit controls the clutch by oil pressure. An oil temperature detecting unit detects temperature of the oil and a unit which detects vehicle velocity. A control unit... Agent:
20120089279 - Energy management and storage system: Heavy equipment is designed for operation in a substantially-repetitive work cycle that includes lifting, rotating, and lowering steps. The heavy equipment includes a generator, an electrical bus, an energy storage component, and working components. The generator provides a substantially constant electrical output to the electrical bus, which is communicated to... Agent: Bucyrus International, Inc.
20120089280 - Energy management system for heavy equipment: Heavy equipment includes a body, an electrical bus, and working components coupled to the body and powered by electricity conveyed via the electrical bus. The heavy equipment further includes a generator set providing an electrical output to the electrical bus, an energy storage element configured to be coupled to the... Agent: Bucyrus International, Inc.
20120089287 - Hybrid electric power device for crane and control method of hybrid electric power device for crane: A disclosed hybrid electric power source device for a crane includes an engine generator, an electric power accumulating unit, and a control unit for controlling the engine generator and the electric power accumulating unit, wherein the control unit includes an electric power load calculating part which acquires electric power loaded... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries Engineering And Services Co., Ltd.
20120089288 - Hybrid-type construction machine and control method for hybrid-type construction machine: A hybrid-type construction machine includes a controller configured to control a revolution speed of an engine; a hydraulic pump configured to be driven by the engine; a motor generator configured to assist the engine; and a hydraulic circuit configured to supply an operating oil discharged from the hydraulic pump to... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120089289 - Intuitive force controlled system: The invention relates to a transportation unit (1) such as a wheelchair, a bed, a lift or the like. The transportation unit (1) is configured for transporting a disabled person, and comprises electrically controlled drive means (DM) for controlling and driving one or more wheels (2) of said transportation unit... Agent: Hecare Systems Aps
20120089281 - Method and driveline stability control system for a vehicle: A method for controlling driveline stability in a vehicle includes generating an activation signal indicative of a predetermined vehicle maneuver, which may include a hard braking maneuver on a low coefficient of friction surface. A quick automatic shift to a neutral gear state is executed with a rapid dumping or... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120089282 - Method and engine stability control system for a hybrid electric vehicle: A method for controlling a hybrid electric vehicle having a control system, a traction motor, and an engine includes generating an activation signal during a predetermined vehicle maneuver. The predetermined vehicle maneuver is a threshold hard braking maneuver on a surface having a low coefficient of friction. The method also... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120089283 - Operating method for a hybrid vehicle: An operating method for a hybrid vehicle having an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, in which driving, in particular a start of a journey, occurs in a purely electric-motor mode if a velocity (vF) drops below a predefined limiting value, a temperature (TB) of a vehicle battery drops... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
20120089290 - Power supply system for electrically powered vehicle and method for controlling the same: A power supply system includes a main power storage device and a plurality of sub power storage devices. A converter is connected to a selected one of the sub power storage devices to convert voltage between the selected sub power storage device and an electric power feeding line bidirectionally. Connection... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120089286 - Vehicle control system and automobile: A vehicle control system includes: a chemical storage unit 110 such as a lithium ion battery; a physical storage unit 120 such as a capacitor; an inverter 140 that is driven upon receiving a direct current from the storage units 110 and 120; and a motor 150 that is driven... Agent:
20120089292 - Architecture and interface for a device-extensible distributed navigation system: A method for navigating a moving object (vehicle) utilizing a Navigation manager module and comprising the steps of: communicating with all sensors, processing units, mission manager and other vehicles navigation managers; configuring and reconfiguring sensors based on mission scenario objectives, in-vehicle and global constraints; sensor grouping according to relationship to... Agent:
20120089291 - Autonomous machine control system: An offboard operator interface station configured to display a graphics user interface for an autonomous machine control system is disclosed. The graphics user interface may have an overall machine response field configured to display an arbitrated machine action currently being implemented on an autonomous machine. The graphics user interface may... Agent:
20120089293 - Autonomous machine control system: An autonomous control system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The autonomous control system may have a plurality of system modules each configured to monitor a status of at least one machine component and generate a corresponding recommended machine action based on the status, and a control module configured to... Agent:
20120089294 - Device and method for supporting a driver of a motor vehicle during a driving maneuver: A method and device for supporting a driver of a motor vehicle during a driving maneuver during which longitudinal guidance and/or lateral guidance is/are performed in an automated manner. A trajectory for performing the driving maneuver being determined and the vehicle being guided with automatic control along the trajectory, while... Agent:
20120089295 - Moving robot and method to build map for the same: A moving robot and a method to build a map for the same, wherein a 3D map for an ambient environment of the moving robot may be built using a Time of Flight (TOF) camera that may acquire 3D distance information in real time. The method acquires 3D distance information... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120089297 - Sensor offset amount estimate device: Provided is a sensor offset amount estimate device capable of accurately estimating the offset amount of a sensor. In a sensor offset amount estimate device, a sensor correction calculation unit estimates the offset amounts of a left and right acceleration sensor, a steering angle sensor, and a yaw rate sensor... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120089298 - Aftermarket telematics unit and method for installation verification: An aftermarket telematics unit (“ATU”) for use with a telematics service system having a call center is disclosed herein. The ATU is adapted for mounting to a vehicle and is configured for operation in an on-mode, a standby-mode, and an off-mode. The aftermarket telematics unit includes, but is not limited... Agent: General Motors LLC
20120089300 - Navigation system activation of a vehicular directional signal: Devices, methods and systems describe a turn signal activation system. As the navigation system determines that the vehicle is approaching a turn or other operation, the turn signal may be automatically activated in the appropriate direction (e.g., right-turn signal for a right turn, and a left-turn signal for a left... Agent:
20120089299 - Wireless transmission system for vehicular component control and monitoring: Vehicle with wireless sensors includes a frame, at least one sensor assembly fixed to the frame and each including a sensor arranged to obtain data about a condition or property of the vehicle or part thereof or an environment in or around the vehicle, and a wireless transmission component coupled... Agent: Automotive Technologies International, Inc.
20120089301 - Steering control system: A tire angle change motor steers a host vehicle according to a tire angle corresponding to the rotation angle of a steering wheel detected by a steering wheel angle sensor. A gear ratio calculating unit of a tire angle control unit changes the amount of steering corresponding to the rotation... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120089303 - Holding device and method for holding a vehicle occupant in a vehicle seat: A holding device (195) for holding a vehicle occupant (180) in a vehicle seat (190); the center of mass (S) of the vehicle occupant (180) being in a predetermined center-of-mass region (330) over a vehicle seat surface when the vehicle occupant (180) sits on the vehicle seat (190); and the... Agent:
20120089302 - Illuminated seat belt receptacle: A seat belt system for a vehicle may include a plurality of seat belt assemblies each including a seat belt receptacle, a light source for selectively illuminating the receptacle, and a latch mechanism for releasably latching a seat belt buckle to the receptacle. A controller may be operatively associated with... Agent:
20120089305 - Industrial truck with height-adjustable load bearing means: An industrial truck having height-adjustable load bearing means, lifting height controls in which a plurality of predetermined lifting heights are saved, a lifting height detection system for the load bearing means that detects an actual value of the lifting height and provides it to the lifting height controls, and a... Agent: Jungheinrich Aktiengesellschaft
20120089304 - Tracking carbon output in agricultural applications: Novel tools and techniques to enhance and/or facilitate the collection, tracking, and/or verification of greenhouse gas emissions and/or savings, particularly (but not exclusively) in agricultural applications. Some tools, for example, can assist in the verification of carbon credits that may result from conservation tilling activities. Other embodiments can track greenhouse... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited
20120089306 - Pressure regulation method for an automatic transmission: A transmission control system for a vehicle includes a transmission control module (TCM), a solenoid valve, a pressure regulator valve, and a transmission element. The TCM includes a control algorithm providing output signals to valve drive electronics, where the valve drive electronics supply current to the solenoid valve. The solenoid... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120089307 - Work vehicle control device: A work vehicle control device includes: a rotation speed control unit that controls an engine rotation speed in correspondence to an accelerator pedal operation quantity indicating an operating extent of an accelerator pedal; a speed ratio detection unit that detects a ratio of speed at an input shaft and at... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20120089308 - Method and apparatus for actuating an automated transmission, in particular an automated transmission of a commercial vehicle, and test bench: A method for actuating an automated transmission, in particular an automated transmission of a commercial vehicle, which is coupled to a drive motor, where data and/or signals are supplied to a controller of the automated transmission via an interface. When a defined event occurs, a temporally predictive non-steady profile of... Agent: Man Truck & Bus Ag
20120089309 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device includes an accelerator pedal adjusted in degree of operation, thereby adjusting power generated by an engine as a power source when running a vehicle. In the vehicle control device, in order to enhance fuel economy more reliably, fuel cut is carried out when the degree of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120089310 - Two/four-wheel drive mode shift controller for traction-transmitting part time four-wheel drive vehicle and method for controlling the same: [Means for solving problem] In a case where a two-wheel→four-wheel drive switching request occurs during a traveling of the vehicle (step S11 and step S12), an operation of switching a traction-transmitting transfer from a non-transmitting state to a transmitting state is preceded (step S18 and step S22) and, thereafter, the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20120089311 - Electromechanical deceleration system and method for operating the same: A deceleration system may be used for decreasing a speed of a vehicle having a plurality of wheels. The deceleration system may include a brake command receiving device configured to receive a brake command for decelerating the vehicle, a brake command sensor configured to determine a brake magnitude and a... Agent:
20120089312 - Method and module for determining of velocity reference values for a vehicle control system: A method for determining speed set-point values vref for a vehicle's control systems including determining a horizon from position data and map data of an itinerary made up of route segments with at least one characteristic for each segment; calculating threshold values for the characteristic of segments according to one... Agent:
20120089313 - System and method for reducing brake fade: A vehicle braking control system includes a vehicle brake associated with a wheel on the vehicle. A pedal activated by an operator of the vehicle controls application of the brake. An electronic control unit determines a grade mode of the vehicle and controls application of the brake independent of the... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
20120089317 - Method for controlling an automatic shutdown and start-up process of a drive unit in a motor vehicle: A method controls an automatic shutdown and start-up process of a drive unit in a motor vehicle by way of a start and stop device, by which the drive unit is automatically shut down when the motor vehicle comes to a halt if predefined shutdown conditions are met, and by... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20120089315 - Pre-ignition estimation/control device for an internal combustion engine: A pre-ignition estimation/control device includes: an octane number estimation module for estimating an octane number of a fuel based on detection signals received from an intake air temperature sensor, a water temperature sensor, etc; a pre-ignition-occurrence-index calculation module for calculating a pre-ignition occurrence index based on the estimated octane number... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120089316 - Single piston sleeve valve with optional variable compression ratio capability: An internal combustion engine can include a piston moving in a cylinder and a junk head disposed opposite the piston head in the cylinder. The junk head can optionally be moveable between a higher compression ratio position closer to a top dead center of the piston and a lower compression... Agent:
20120089314 - System and method for determining compression device degradation: Systems and methods for determining compression device degradation of an engine of a rail vehicle are provided. In one embodiment, a rail vehicle system includes an engine, an air-intake passage coupled to the engine, a compression device including a compressor positioned along the air-intake passage, a barometric air pressure sensor... Agent:
20120089318 - Method for controlling the air supply in a cylinder of a four-stroke internal combustion engine with controlled ignition: A method for controlling air supply in a cylinder of a four-stroke internal-combustion engine with controlled ignition includes steps of: determining, in a phase prior to a suction phase, an estimate of mass of desired air to be sucked into the cylinder during the suction phase; determining, in a phase... Agent: Magneti Marelli S.p.a.
20120089319 - Gps-based relative positioning enhancement method using neighboring entity information: A method and system is provided for determining a relative position between a host vehicle and a remote vehicle using an indirect assisting entity technique. A GPS position of the host vehicle and a remote vehicle are obtained. A number of common satellites providing GPS data to the host vehicle... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120089320 - Method of automatic positioning for loading and unloading of container ships in container terminals: A method is provided for automatically locating a container in a stowage location of a container ship for loading and unloading of the container ship in container terminals. The method includes the following steps: obtaining the position information of the container ship from container ship positioning units, obtaining the position... Agent: Containertrac, Inc.
20120089321 - System and method for alarming front impact danger coupled with driver viewing direction and vehicle using the same: Featured are a system and a method for alarming a front impact danger coupled with a driver viewing direction and a vehicle Such a system includes: a driver viewing direction recognition unit recognizing a driver viewing direction; an obstacle sensing unit sensing obstacles existing in directions that a driver does... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120089322 - Computation of travel routes, durations, and plans over multiple contexts: A route planning system comprises a receiver component that receives a request for directions between a beginning point and a destination point. An analysis component analyzes a traffic system representation that varies as context varies and outputs expected amounts of travel time between the beginning point and the destination point... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120089323 - Optical navigation aid within a beacon field: A secondary optical system for object navigation in an array of beacons is provided that includes an optical source having at least one optical emitter emitting an optical signal and that is mounted to either the moving object or a beacon of the array of beacons. The moving object in... Agent:
20120089324 - Device, system and method for controlling and storing sensitive information on a gps device: A system and method for controlling and storing sensitive information on a global positioning system (GPS) device are provided. The system includes a locational information module for determining location information of the device; an encryption module for encrypting the location information; a processing module for storing the encrypted location information... Agent: Reagan Inventions, LLC
20120089325 - Method for exchanging messages in a navigation system using visible light communications: Method and device for exchanging messages in a VLC navigation system is provided, in which a map server generates a provision message in the form of visible light signals through all lamps in an area, using a PLC network, where a navigation service is provided, a terminal that wants to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120089327 - Route related information providing apparatus, method for providing route related information, a computer-readable storage medium, and route guidance system: Apparatuses, methods, programs, and systems obtain fuel efficiency information indicative of a zone associated with a fuel efficiency if a vehicle were to travel the zone, for each of a plurality of zones. The apparatuses, methods, programs, and systems provide information related to a first route searched according to a... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20120089326 - Selected driver notification of transitory roadtrip events: Stored executable logic causes a processor to operate so as to receive route parameter data, including a start location and end location for future travel, from various users. The processor generates route data based on the received route parameter data for each user. The generated route data for each user... Agent:
20120089328 - Navigation system with distance limitation mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: executing a distance bounded function for displaying on a device; setting a reference location; receiving a user location for monitoring a location of the device; measuring a distance travelled with the user location from the reference location only when the distance... Agent: Telenav, Inc.
20120089329 - Navigation system for electric vehicle and navigation service method thereof: The present invention provides a navigation system for an electric vehicle and a navigation method for the same. The navigation system searches for the location of a charging station and paths where traveling of an electric vehicle is possible; provides the charging station location information and information of the searched... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120089330 - System and method for wavelet-based gait classification: A motion classification system comprises an inertial measurement unit configured to sense motion of a user and to output one or more channels of inertial motion data corresponding to the sensed motion; and a processing unit configured to calculate a coefficient vector for each of the one or more channels... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120089331 - Systems and methods for determining a destination location from a communication: Systems and methods for determining a destination location from a communication are described. One embodiment of a method includes receiving electronic communications data from a mobile communications device, at a computing device. The electronic communications data is parsed to identify a partial address term of interest related to the destination... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.04/05/2012 > 63 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20120083943 - Method and module for determining of reference values for a vehicle control system: A method for determining set-point values for a vehicle's control systems having the steps of: determining a horizon by means of position data and map data of an itinerary made up of route segments with at least one characteristic for each segment; calculating threshold values for at least one characteristic... Agent:
20120083942 - Method and system for risk prediction for a support actuation system: The present invention relates to a method and system for risk prediction for a support actuation system. The present invention includes a support actuation system for an automobile having a support actuation module and/or a risk prediction system. The risk prediction system includes a sensor, a processor, and/or a memory.... Agent:
20120083945 - Helicopter with multi-rotors and wireless capability: The present invention relates to a helicopter having a modular airframe, with multiple layers which can be connected easily, the layers which house the electronics (autopilot and navigation systems), batteries, and payload (including camera system) of the helicopter. The helicopter has four, six, and eight rotors, which can be easily... Agent:
20120083944 - Remote controlled vehicle: A method of directional drilling includes forming first and second pits on corresponding first and second sides of a barrier, forming a pilot bore from the first pit to the second pit, enlarging the pilot bore to a final bore, and extending a cable through the final bore between the... Agent: Southeast Directional Drilling, LLC.
20120083947 - Integrated framework for vehicle operator assistance based on a trajectory and threat assessment: Various types and levels of operator assistance are performed within a unified, configurable framework. A model of the device with a model of the environment and the current state of the device and the environment are used to iteratively generate a sequence of optimal device control inputs that, when applied... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20120083946 - Tailored arrivals allocation system trajectory predictor: The different advantageous embodiments provide a system for generating trajectory predictions for a flight comprising a flight object manager and a trajectory predictor. The flight object manager is configured to generate flight information using a number of flight plans, a number of flight schedules, and flight status information. The trajectory... Agent: The Boeing Company
20120083954 - Control apparatus for motor-assisted bicycle: A control apparatus for a motor-assisted bicycle detects a pedaling torque applied to a crankshaft with a pedaling force sensor, controls a motor unit of the motor-assisted bicycle in a regenerative control process to charge a battery if the torque value of the detected pedaling torque is equal to or... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120083956 - Control apparatus for motor-assisted bicycle: A control apparatus for a motor-assisted bicycle detects a pedaling torque applied to a crankshaft with a pedaling force sensor, controls a motor unit of the motor-assisted bicycle in a regenerative control process to charge a battery, if the torque value of the detected pedaling torque is equal to or... Agent:
20120083957 - Control apparatus for motor-assisted bicycle: A control apparatus for a motor-assisted bicycle detects a pedaling torque applied to a crankshaft with a pedaling force sensor, controls a motor unit in a regenerative control process to charge a battery if the torque value of the detected pedaling torque is equal to or smaller than a predetermined... Agent:
20120083953 - Control device: A control device capable of executing damping control of outputting a damping torque command that suppresses vibration of a rotational speed of a rotating electrical machine caused at least by elastic vibration of a power transmission mechanism. This is accomplished by using feedback control based on the rotational speed of... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20120083952 - Control of engine start for a hybrid system: A powertrain includes an electric motor providing propulsion torque to a transmission input shaft, an internal combustion engine, and an engine disconnect clutch selectively providing torque transfer between the engine and the motor. A method to control a flying engine start in the powertrain includes monitoring an output torque request,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120083950 - Enhanced stability control for an electric powertrain: A vehicle having an electric powertrain includes a control system for executing a driveline stability control method. A host machine determines vehicle speed prior to an electric-only (EV) mode or EV mode shift/transition, filters an initial motor torque command to the traction motor via a notch filter as a function... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120083955 - Front-and rear-wheel-drive vehicle: One embodiment provides a vehicle including: a first drive system configured to drive first wheels; and a second drive system configured to drive second wheels, wherein the first drive system includes: an electric motor; a motor controller; an engagement/disengagement unit provided between the electric motor side and the first drive... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120083948 - Method and apparatus for managing multiple battery packs in a hybrid or electric vehicle: A vehicle includes first and second battery packs having respective first and second banks of contactors. The packs are wired in electrical parallel. A propulsion system is driven using electrical power from the packs. A controller determines which pack has the highest state of charge (SOC), and balances the SOC... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20120083951 - Method and system for controlling an ev mode transition in a two-mode hybrid vehicle: A method of executing an electric-only (EV) mode transition in a vehicle includes determining vehicle operating values using a control system, processing the values to identify the transition, and executing the transition to or from the first or second EV mode. The transition is executed by selectively engaging and disengaging... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120083949 - System and method for controlling a motor of a hybrid vehicle: The invention provides a method for controlling the motor of a hybrid vehicle comprising the steps of detecting states of a plurality of motors and planetary gear sets; deciding total demand torque of the motors in a case that the plurality of motors operates under a predetermined condition; determining whether... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120083958 - System for simulating manual transmission operation in a vehicle: An embodiment of a method for simulating manual transmission operation in a vehicle having an automatic transmission includes receiving a selection of a transmission model profile which includes a simulated manual transmission model. The method further includes receiving a gear position user input signal indicative of a position of a... Agent: PotensIPHoldings LLC
20120083959 - Diagnosis and repair for autonomous vehicles: A system and method of controlling a vehicle is provided. In one aspect, the system and method determines the amount of wear on a component of the vehicle and, based on the amount of wear and information derived from the environment surrounding the vehicle (e.g., another vehicle in the path... Agent: Google Inc.
20120083960 - System and method for predicting behaviors of detected objects: Aspects of the invention relate generally to autonomous vehicles. Specifically, the features described may be used alone or in combination in order to improve the safety, use, driver experience, and performance of these vehicles.... Agent: Google Inc.
20120083961 - Control apparatus for autonomous operating vehicle: In an apparatus for controlling an autonomous operating vehicle having an operating machine and a magnetic sensor adapted to detect a border of a travel-scheduled area, the vehicle is controlled to travel around the area from a start point along the border to sequentially record traveling directions and traveled distances... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120083962 - Control apparatus for autonomous operating vehicle: In an apparatus for controlling an autonomous operating vehicle having a prime mover and operating machine, it is configured to have a geomagnetic sensor responsive to magnets embedded in the area, detect angular velocity generated about z-axis in center of gravity of the vehicle, detect a wheel speed of the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120083963 - Control apparatus for autonomous operating vehicle: In an apparatus for controlling an autonomous operating vehicle, a traveling direction and traveled distance are calculated based on outputs of wheel speed sensor and angular velocity sensor, and the vehicle is controlled to, as traveling straight, perform the operation using an operating machine in accordance with a predetermined travel... Agent: Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
20120083964 - Zone driving: A roadgraph may include a graph network of information such as roads, lanes, intersections, and the connections between these features. The roadgraph may also include one or more zones associated with particular rules. The zones may include locations where driving is typically challenging such as merges, construction zones, or other... Agent: Google Inc.
20120083965 - Particulate filter ash loading prediction method and vehicle with same: A particulate filter (PF) ash loading prediction method includes the steps of: regenerating the PF using a first soot loading prediction model or a second soot loading prediction model; determining whether the regeneration of the PF was initiated by the first soot loading prediction model or the second soot loading... Agent:
20120083967 - Particulate filter ash loading prediction method and vehicle using same: A particulate filter ash loading prediction method including the steps of determining a service age for the particulate filter; calculating an ash accumulation rate in the particulate filter; determining a maximum service age for the particulate filter dependent upon the ash accumulation rate; and comparing the service age to the... Agent:
20120083966 - Particulate filter ash loading prediction method and vehicle with same: A particulate filter ash loading prediction method including the steps of determining a maximum average lifetime for the particulate filter; performing a calculation of a running average of time between regenerations of the particulate filter; calculating an end-of-service-life ratio of the particulate filter dependent upon the maximum average lifetime and... Agent:
20120083968 - Performance-based haulage management system: A method for managing haul routes in work environments comprises collecting performance data associated with a machine operating in a work environment. The method also includes determining a drive axle torque of the machine and estimating a total effective grade associated with the machine based on the drive axle torque.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20120083969 - Systems and methods for improving haul route management: A method for managing haul routes in work environments comprises receiving performance criteria associated with a haul route and establishing a target total effective grade for at least one machine associated with the haul route based on the performance criteria. The method also includes collecting performance data associated with the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20120083970 - Aftermarket telematics system: An aftermarket telematics system for use with a vehicle having a vehicle bus is disclosed herein. The aftermarket telematics system includes, but is not limited to, an aftermarket telematics unit that is configured to be mounted to the vehicle, to communicate with the vehicle bus, and to detect when the... Agent: General Motors LLC
20120083971 - Method and apparatus for a task priority processing system: A vehicle system comprises multiple processors and a communication system adapted to run real-time vehicle applications. The system adds new devices, identifies data generated by the new device and identifies another device that can input or output the data. The vehicle system also includes a dynamic configuration system configured to... Agent: Eagle Harbor Holdings
20120083972 - Determination of a force acting on a steering mechanism: Provided is a way of using an estimator to determine a force (Fz), which acts from the outside on a steering gear of a steering device in a vehicle by way of a steering linkage, wherein a motor for generating a steering torque is assigned to the steering device. This... Agent:
20120083973 - Posture control device of motorcycle and motorcycle: A system for performing posture control of a motorcycle is such that in outputting a synthesized output by adjusting a yaw direction output and a roll direction output outputted from a displacement detection sensor by an adjustment part respectively, a synthesized output in which the yaw direction output is larger... Agent: Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
20120083974 - Method and system for combining sensor data: A method is provided for combining sensor data collected by at least two sensors coupled to at least one application, wherein at least one of the sensors provides driver-related sensor data of a driver-related behaviour and at least one external sensor provides sensor date not related to driver-related behaviour. The... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20120083975 - Dc power line control for light bars and sirens: A light bar and/or a siren controlled by a control head via control signals on power lines connected to the control head, the light bar and/or the siren. Isolated power line communication (PLC) modules between the light bar, the siren and the control head transmit the control signals over the... Agent: Code 3, Inc.
20120083977 - Continuously variable transmission and shift control method: Continuously variable transmission includes: a variator; a stepwise auxiliary transmission mechanism; and a shift controller configured to set a desired through transmission ratio based on the calculated desired target rotational speed, the shift control section including; a slope road upshift prohibiting section configured to prohibit upshift of the auxiliary transmission... Agent: Jatco Ltd
20120083978 - Control device for automatic transmission: A control device for an automatic transmission configured with a command output portion that outputs a command that causes an electric pump to be driven so that oil pressure generated by the mechanical pump and the electric pump becomes greater than or equal to a needed oil pressure for a... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20120083976 - Method and system for adjusting a gear map: The present invention is directed to a method and system for adjusting a gear map. The present invention can be an automobile including a continuously variable transmission system, an ignition detecting ignition data, and/or a display unit. The continuously variable transmission system can include a continuously variable transmission, a memory... Agent:
20120083979 - Vehicle, control method for transmission and control device for transmission: One control mode is selected from a plurality of control modes each setting a target value of a primary pulley revolution speed NIN and prioritized in a predetermined order. When the control mode is changed, the target value of the primary pulley revolution speed NIN is set so as to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120083980 - System for selecting a transmission economy-based shift schedule: The present invention provides a method of selecting an economy mode shift schedule for a transmission coupled to a motor vehicle. The method includes calculating vehicle acceleration and determining a change in accelerator pedal position. Also, a net tractive effort force of the vehicle is determined for a current gear... Agent:
20120083981 - Vehicle running control apparatus: A vehicle running control apparatus for executing a turn assist control which controls longitudinal forces of wheels so that longitudinal force of a turning inner wheel is lower than longitudinal force of a turning outer wheel by lowering the longitudinal force of the turning inner wheel. The lowering of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20120083984 - Method and module for determining of velocity reference values for a vehicle control system: A method for determination of speed set-point values vref for a vehicle's control systems, includes determining a horizon from position data and map data of an itinerary made up of route segments with length and gradient characteristics for each segment; calculating threshold values for the gradient of segments according to... Agent:
20120083982 - System and method for governing a speed of an autonomous vehicle: A method of adjusting a speed of a mobile machine is provided. Image data of a location is collected where currently generated sensor data and previously generated sensor data indicate a discontinuity in sensor data. The image data is analyzed to determine if a non-motion blur score for the image... Agent:
20120083983 - Vehicular braking control device: A vehicular braking control device equipped with collision detecting means that detects a collision of a host vehicle and braking force applying means that applies a braking force to the host vehicle when a collision of the host vehicle has been detected includes: following vehicle running state detecting means that... Agent: Bosch Corporation
20120083985 - Method and module for controlling a velocity of a vehicle: A method for regulating a vehicle's speed including the steps of: determining a horizon by means of position data and map data of an itinerary made up of route segments with length and gradient characteristics for each segment; calculating threshold values for the gradient of segments according to one or... Agent:
20120083986 - Module for determining of reference values for a vehicle control system: A module for determination of speed set-point values vref for a vehicle's control systems, comprising an input unit adapted to input, e.g., by the vehicle's driver, of a reference speed vset which is the speed desired by the driver for the vehicle. The module includes a horizon unit to determine... Agent:
20120083987 - Adaptive cruise control acceleration rate control: An adaptive cruise control system for a host vehicle. The adaptive cruise control system includes a sensor and a controller. The sensor is configured to detect a vehicle in front of the host vehicle. The controller receives an indication of the detected vehicle from the sensor and is configured to... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120083989 - Combustion detecting method of engine:
20120083988 - Engine controlling apparatus:
20120083992 - Combustion detecting method of engine:
20120083991 - Engine controlling apparatus:
20120083990 - Particulate filter ash loading prediction method and vehicle using same: A particulate filter ash loading prediction method including the steps of determining a maximum average time for the filter; performing a calculation of a running average of time between regenerations of the filter; calculating an end-of-service life ratio of the filter dependent upon the maximum average time and the running... Agent:
20120083994 - Controller for internal combustion engine: A multicylinder engine is provided with a fuel injector for each cylinder. An ECU defines a fuel injection condition of the fuel injector based on an engine driving condition and executes a fuel injection control for each cylinder based on the defined fuel injection condition. The ECU computes an engine... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120083993 - Engine controlling apparatus: The correction unit adds a torque increment for coping with a fluctuation of the external load to the demand torque to determine an increment correction demand torque and increases or decreases the increment correction demand torque in response to a displacement amount of the ignition timing from a predetermined reference... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120083996 - Data collection and traffic control using multiple wireless receivers: Methods, systems, and devices for monitoring roadway traffic. A method includes transmitting wireless signals from a plurality of roadside equipment (RSE) devices, including from a first RSE device and from a second RSE device that are located at separated positions of an intersection. The method includes receiving responses by the... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20120083995 - System for transmitting, processing, receiving, and displaying traffic information: A system for sharing and processing road condition information includes a number of road condition information computer systems within individual vehicles or devices and a virtual road condition information server on a mobile network. The road condition information computer systems are each connected through a peer-to-peer radio, cellular, Wi-Fi, or... Agent:
20120083997 - Tailored arrivals allocation system clearance generator: The different advantageous embodiments provide a method for generating an integrated aircraft clearance. Flight information, preference information, environmental information, and constraints are retrieved from a number of sources. The flight information includes at least one of flight plan information, flight scheduling information, flight status information, and environmental information. The flight... Agent: The Boeing Company
20120083998 - Other vehicle information providing device: An other vehicle information providing device, can be configured to assign priority to a plurality of other vehicle information inputted to the own vehicle and provides other vehicle information having high priority. The other vehicle information providing device includes a priority memory means for storing priority information. An information switching... Agent: Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
20120083999 - Drive support system: A drive support system can provide drive support information on traveling of an own vehicle with respect to another vehicle based on positional information. The drive support system can include a drive support level determination part which changes the degree of offer of the drive support information in a stepwise... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20120084000 - Travel route planning using geo-tagged photographs: Systems, methods, and devices are described for providing customized trip plans. Based on information provided by a user, geo-tagged photographs, and/or travelogues, one or more travel destinations are identified. Travel paths typically taken by tourists within each of the travel destinations and stay times within those travel destinations may be... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120084001 - Communication system and movable terminal: A movable terminal stores previously a travel time schedule in a regular travel state of a public transportation. The movable terminal executes a route retrieval from candidates containing route sections traveled by using the public transportation and route sections traveled by using different transportation (i.e., foot, vehicle) other than the... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120084002 - Map data, method for preparing the same, data product containing the same, storage medium containing the same, and navigation apparatus using the same: Map data define a road in units of links, and a multilink as links connected consecutively with an identical attribute while containing: a road management information list storing fixed-length road management information elements, each indicating the number of links in each multilink; a lower level link information list storing fixed-length... Agent: Denso Corporation
20120084003 - Electronic device and operation method of the same: The present invention relates to an electronic device and an operation method of the electronic device. The present invention provides an electronic device and an operation method of the electronic device that can provide a user with wanted information at a proper time and at a proper location by obtaining... Agent:
20120084004 - Device for storing the path followed by a bearer: A device for storing a path followed by a bearer, notably to guide a person. The device includes a set of sensors with which the bearer can be equipped, capable of at least giving a measurement of distance covered by the bearer and a measurement of change of heading made... Agent: Commissariat Al'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies AlternativesPrevious industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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