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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative locationBelow 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. 10/02/2014 > 128 patent applications in 60 patent subcategories.
20140297058 - System and method for capturing and preserving vehicle event data: The invention relates to a system and method for capturing and preserving vehicle event data. A vehicle-mount computer is adapted to capture video and other data relating to the operation of the vehicle. Event sensors inform the system of the occurrence of a vehicle event, which may include a sudden... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20140297060 - System for controlling functions of a vehicle by speech: A system for controlling functions of a vehicle by speech is disclosed. The system includes a mobile terminal of a network, speech processor for converting recorded speech into digital characters, and a vehicle-based interface. The mobile network terminal includes a microphone for recording a user's speech, and a terminal interface... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140297062 - Torque load control system and method: A machine may include a torque producing system, and a torque consuming device including load controls operable to generate a request for torque. The machine may also include a control system coupled to the torque producing system and the load controls. The control system may be operable to receive the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140297061 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system includes an alcohol detector which detects an alcohol intake level of a driver of a vehicle; and a controller which determines whether the driver is a drunk person based on a detection result obtained from the alcohol detector, and which stops the vehicle when a determination... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297063 - Vehicle specifying apparatus: A vehicle specifying apparatus (100) is provided with: an obtaining device (1) configured to obtain, by communication, first behavior information associated with one or a plurality of communication vehicles which drive around a self-vehicle and which can communicate with the self-vehicle; and a detecting device configured to detect second behavior... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297059 - Visual confirmation evaluating apparatus and method: A visual confirmation evaluating apparatus generates unobstructed state information indicating that a driver in a vehicle at an intersection is in a position capable of visually confirming roads on the right and left. This unobstructed state information is used to evaluate a safety check made by the driver, in order... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140297064 - Audio/video processing apparatus for a car: The disclosure is related to an audio/video processing apparatus for a car such as a car audio system, which allows various applications installed at a mobile communication device of a user (for example, a smart phone, a tablet PC or the like) to be implemented using car equipment, by executing... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140297066 - Remote control system: A remote control apparatus includes a moving apparatus that has a control unit that stores map information and a target position and controls a tracking move to the target position along a moving path, and a remote control unit that transmits the target position input by a manipulating unit to... Agent:
20140297065 - System and method for controlling a remote aerial device for up-close inspection: The method and system may be used to control the movement of a remote aerial device in an incremental step manner during a close inspection of an object or other subject matter. At the inspection location, a control module “stabilizes” the remote aerial device in a maintained, consistent hover while... Agent:
20140297067 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system may include a vehicle frame, a mount secured to the vehicle frame and configured for rigidly securing a smartphone therein such that motions experienced by the vehicle frame are correspondingly experienced by the smartphone, and system electronics arranged on the frame and in communication with the... Agent:
20140297068 - Identification and analysis of aircraft landing sites: A method and apparatus for identifying and analysing an aircraft landing site during flight is provided. The method includes the steps of using image capture means such as an infrared camera to capture in-flight images of the ground in the region of a possible landing site, using a database of... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20140297069 - Automated track surveying and ballast replacement: A method of surveying a section of a railway to determine amounts of ballast to be replaced keyed to position coordinates of track locations includes moving a survey vehicle along the railway, optically scanning the track at selected intervals to obtain optical data points with associated position coordinates, recording images... Agent: Herzog Railroad Services, Inc.
20140297079 - Antiskid apparatus, vehicle, and motorcycle: An antiskid apparatus for a hybrid vehicle includes a generator control section that adjusts a deceleration torque of a driving wheel by controlling a power generator to change from an operation of decreasing a generation amount of the power generator to an operation of assisted driving of a crankshaft when... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297080 - Control apparatus of hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus of a hybrid vehicle has an engine, a motor, an engine-driven generator, and a battery. A controller determines an engine output based on an efficiency function that is defined by a drive power of the vehicle, a generated electric power from the generator, and a discharged electric... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140297089 - Control device for vehicle drive device: A control device for a vehicle drive device. A start control section executes internal combustion engine start control. A start slip control section executes start slip control of bringing one of the plurality of shift engagement devices into a slip engaged state. An intended engagement device deciding section that decides... Agent:
20140297078 - Control system for ridable machine and driving control unit: An operation control unit and a driving control unit mutually monitor an operation state of each other, and when a first control unit detects an error of the other (second) control unit, the first control unit performs a driving control on driving sources, at a speed more limited than that... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20140297075 - Control system for vehicle: An engine and a motor/generator are installed in a vehicle as drive sources. The vehicle is capable of traveling in a condition where the engine is stopped. A monitor varies an indicator in accordance with an operation performed by a driver and a condition of a device installed in the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297083 - Controller for hybrid vehicle: According to a temperature of an engine, a state-of-charge of a battery, a requirement of instruments and a driver's requirement, an engine control is switched between a first engine control and a second engine control. In the first engine control, an electric power is firstly used for a vehicle-driving prior... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140297082 - Electric driving type utility vehicle having regenerative brake force distribution control function, and regenerative brake force distribution control method thereof: An electric driving type utility vehicle having a regenerative brake force distribution control function, and a regenerative brake force distribution control method thereof are provided. The utility vehicle includes: a controller for controlling an output and a recovery of a motor; recovery sensing means for sensing a recovery braking state... Agent:
20140297086 - Electric vehicle: An electric vehicle comprises a motor controller for controlling an electric motor to execute a control routine to perform torque control when the driving power transmission path is detected to be in the driving power transmission state, and executes a control routine to perform rotational speed control, when the driving... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297085 - Electrically-powered vehicle and method of controlling the same: An inverter performs bidirectional DC/AC power conversion between a power line and a second MG so as to control an output torque of the second MG for generating vehicle driving force. A PM-ECU sets a torque command value of the second MG such that requested driving force for an entire... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297074 - Electronic park brake system for electric vehicles: A method and apparatus are provided for securing an electric vehicle from unwanted movement when the electric vehicle is parked. The electric vehicle includes a drive wheel and an electric motor for driving the drive wheel. The method includes the steps of: (a) placing the electric vehicle in an electronic... Agent: Brammo, Inc.
20140297073 - Engine clutch control system for hybrid vehicle and method of controlling engine clutch: An engine clutch control system for a hybrid vehicle has a power source including an engine and a motor, an engine clutch between the engine and the motor, a traveling information detector that detects traveling information including at least one of the vehicle speed, shift gear, displacement of the accelerator... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140297071 - Estimating vehicle fuel reid vapor pressure: Methods and systems are provided for estimating fuel volatility. During a vehicle-off condition following a refueling event, fuel volatility may be estimated. Based on estimated fuel volatility, fuel injection amount and leak test thresholds may be adjusted.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140297072 - Group of systems for making a solar electric vehicle more practical: The device is a group of mechanisms and three types of related computer functions that work together and with the driver to optimize the operation of an electric vehicle with a deployable solar array. The purposes of doing so are to keep the vehicle and its constituent parts undamaged and... Agent:
20140297088 - Hybrid vehicle and control method for hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle including an engine having a catalyst in an exhaust passage, first and second motor generators, a battery and a power transmission mechanism coupling a drive shaft, the engine and the motor generators by a gear mechanism such that torque is transmittable, and its control method, are provided.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297076 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle capable of improving consistency of the intention of an operator and the motion condition of the vehicle. When a low frequency component of an estimate value Vb_estm1_y of the translational speed in the Y-axis direction of a vehicle system center of gravity of the entirety... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297070 - Method for measuring power in a bicycle: The invention relates to a method for measuring the output power produced in a device having a crankset, including the following steps: a) measuring the orthogonal force (F) exerted on at least one pedal (9) of the crank (3); b) determining the angular velocity of the crank; and c) deducing... Agent: Decathlon
20140297077 - Power generation control device of hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle has an engine and a motor-generator as power sources and has an inter-vehicle distance detection unit to detect an inter-vehicle distance between the vehicle and a preceding vehicle. A power generation amount is restricted according to the inter-vehicle distance in a power generation travel mode in which... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297084 - System and method to determine the state of charge of a battery using magnetostriction to detect magnetic response of battery material: One exemplary embodiment includes a method including providing a battery, producing a first magnetic field so that a second magnetic field is induced in the battery, sensing a magnetic field resulting from the interaction of the first magnetic field and the second magnetic field, utilizing the sensed net magnetic field... Agent:
20140297081 - Vehicle: A vehicle includes a driving source, a shutter device, and a controller. The driving source is configured to generate a driving force. The shutter device is configured to adjust an amount of air for cooling the driving source. The controller is configured to control the driving source and is configured... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297087 - Vehicle and control method for vehicle: A vehicle includes: a motor generator generating driving power for traveling of the vehicle; an ECU for controlling the motor generator; and an inclination detecting unit for detecting an inclination of a road surface. The ECU executes a driving power change operation that causes the vehicle to travel while switching... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297090 - Autonomous mobile method and autonomous mobile device: An autonomous mobile device (1) calculates a localization precision on the basis of sensor data collected during travel through a sensor (102), and updates the localization precision stored in a storage unit (101). Also, the autonomous mobile device calculates the localization precision according to data such as an image transmitted... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20140297091 - Mining machine movement management system: An information collection device transmits a position information request command for requesting transmission of position information of a dump truck at a predetermined point in time via a second wireless communication device and determines a state of at least one of the dump truck, a relay that relays communication from... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20140297092 - Intensity map-based localization with adaptive thresholding: A system, device, and methods for autonomous navigation using intensity-based localization. One example computer-implemented method includes receiving data including a plurality of intensity values from one or more sensors disposed on a vehicle as the vehicle traverses a route and generating a first group of intensity values wherein the first... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20140297093 - Autonomous vehicle and method of estimating self position of autonomous vehicle: An autonomous vehicle includes: a first sensor which obtains environmental information on surrounding environment of the autonomous vehicle; and a control unit which controls a drive unit based on a self position. The control unit includes: a first estimation unit which calculates a first estimate value indicating an estimated self... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140297094 - Controlling vehicle lateral lane positioning: Methods and systems for controlling vehicle lateral lane positioning are described. A computing device may be configured to identify an object in a vicinity of a vehicle on a road. The computing device may be configured to estimate, based on characteristics of the vehicle and respective characteristics of the object,... Agent:
20140297095 - Method of managing the lifetime of a stack of disks of an aircraft brake: from the current level of wear and from the number of flights (N) flown since the new stack of disks was mounted, using an extrapolation method to estimate a potential number of flights (ΔN) before the stack of disks reaches a maximum acceptable level of wear (Umax).... Agent: Messier-bugatti-dowty
20140297096 - Sensor state determination system: This sensor state determination system is a sensor state monitoring system capable of accurately determining whether or not a detecting sensor used with a railroad vehicle is in an abnormal state. This system includes: a detecting sensor capable of detecting a physical value acting upon the railroad vehicle; and an... Agent: Nippon Sharyo, Ltd.
20140297097 - System and method for generating alerts: A system comprising a portable, OBD connectable dongle is in communication with a cellular telephone. The dongle and the cellular telephone are communicatively coupled, allowing the cellular telephone to receive signals from the OBD dongle. The OBD dongle monitors the output signals from the built-in OBD system for a vehicle... Agent:
20140297099 - System and method for sending and receiving messages between an electronic control unit of a vehicle and an external device: A device for sending and receiving messages between an electronic control unit of a vehicle and an external device includes a processor, a memory, a first port, and a second port. The memory, first port, and second port are each in communication with the processor. The first port is configures... Agent: Drew Technologies, Inc.
20140297098 - Test system: A test system includes an actual machine including a test piece that is a mechanical element of a vehicle, the actual machine being installed in a first location; a control device that is installed in the first location, and controls the actual machine; a model installed in a second location... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140297100 - Emergency report system: An emergency report system includes a transmitter, a fixing member, and a portable terminal. The transmitter includes an accelerometer and a transmitting section, the accelerometer detects an acceleration of a vehicle, and the transmitting section transmits acceleration information including the acceleration detected by the accelerometer. The fixing member fixes the... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140297101 - Flight recorder, aircraft with flight recorder and method for reading out flight data from a flight recorder: The present disclosure relates to a flight recorder, having a memory, a control device, which is coupled to the memory and which is configured to record flight data during the flight of an aircraft and to store said flight data in the memory, a transceiver device, which is coupled to... Agent:
20140297102 - Monitoring of high-lift systems for aircraft: Monitoring of high-lift systems for aircraft. In one configuration, a method for monitoring a high-lift system includes monitoring a first current draw of a first drive station of the high-lift system, and monitoring a second current draw of a second drive station of the high-lift system. The method further includes... Agent: The Boeing Company
20140297104 - 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:
20140297113 - Active stabilization system for truck cabins: An active suspension system for a truck cabin that actively responds to and mitigates external force inputs between the truck chassis and the cabin. The system greatly reduces pitch, roll, and heave motions that lead to operator discomfort. The assembly is comprised of two or more self-contained actuators that respond... Agent: Levant Power Corporation
20140297105 - Configurable control panels: Control panels with controls for controlling components that are reconfigurable by a user by selective placement of tiles corresponding to each of the controls and components. The controls can further be actuated by detecting an object and its motion in proximity of the selectively placed tiles.... Agent:
20140297108 - Control specifications changing system, control specifications data server, and specifications changeable vehicle: A control specifications changing system includes a control specifications data server and a specifications changeable vehicle. The control specifications data server includes a second communication device and a determining device. The second communication device is configured to communicate with the specifications changeable vehicle. The determining device is configured to determine... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297114 - High centering bases for hospital gurneys: High centering bases for hospital gurneys are disclosed. An example hospital gurney includes a sensor to detect a position of a lateral rod mechanically coupled to a foot pedal of the hospital gurney by a cross rod and a cam. The hospital gurney additionally comprises an electronically-controlled actuator to move... Agent:
20140297109 - In-vehicle communication system and in-vehicle relay apparatus: An in-vehicle communication system and an in-vehicle relay apparatus that can perform relaying between multiple in-vehicle networks if a new in-vehicle device is connected to a said in-vehicle network, and that can prevent, if an improper in-vehicle device is connected to the in-vehicle network, the entire system from being adversely... Agent: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
20140297110 - In-vehicle relay apparatus and communication system: An in-vehicle relay apparatus can restrict transmission of identification information with which a vehicle can be specified to the outside of the vehicle. A vehicle internal communication unit may communicate with at least one in-vehicle device installed in a vehicle, and a vehicle external communication unit may communicate with a... Agent: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
20140297103 - Machine system having overtaking functionality: An overtaking control system is disclosed for use with a plurality of machines operating at a common worksite. The overtaking control system may have an input device that is configured to receive an input from an operator of the first machine of the plurality of machines indicative of a desire... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140297107 - Parking assistance system and method: A parking assistance system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system is configured to detect an empty space adjacent to a vehicle, assess the suitability of the empty space as a parking space for the vehicle and estimate the distance of the empty space from an intersection or junction. The... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20140297106 - Shovel: A shovel includes a cabin in which a display monitor is provided, an upper-part turnable body that includes the cabin, an electric turning mechanism that causes the upper-part turnable body to turn, a turning electric motor that drives the electric turning mechanism, a detector that detects the state of driving... Agent: Sumitomo(s.h.i.) Construction Machinery Co , Ltd.
20140297111 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system includes an alcohol detector which detects an alcohol intake level of a driver in a vehicle, and a controller which controls the alcohol detector so that a detection of the alcohol intake level is started during a run of the vehicle just after the vehicle starts... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297112 - Vehicle security device: The invention relates to a vehicle security device (10) for fitment to a vehicle (1). Device (10) has a vehicle immobiliser (11), at least one sensor (12,13,14) to sense characteristics of a driver attempting to drive a vehicle, a memory device (15) to store characteristics of one or more persons... Agent: Howe Renovation (yorks) Limited
20140297117 - Distributed active suspension control system: A distributed active suspension control system is provided. The control system is based on a distributed, processor-based controller that is coupled to an electronic suspension actuator. The controller processes sensor data at the distributed node, making processing decisions for the wheel actuator it is associated with. Concurrently, multiple distributed controllers... Agent: Levant Power Corporation
20140297116 - Self-driving vehicle with integrated active suspension: A self-driving vehicle with an integrated fully-active suspension system. The fully-active suspension utilizes data from one or more sensors used for autonomous driving (e.g. vision, LIDAR, GPS) in order to anticipate road conditions in advance. The system builds a topographical map of the road surface. Suspension and road data is... Agent: Levant Power Corporation
20140297115 - System and method for controlling vehicle driving mode: A method for controlling a vehicle driving mode includes establishing a driving mode on the basis of a driver driving mode entered by user selection, receiving vehicle state measurement values from a plurality of vehicle sensors, comparing the received vehicle state measurement value with an emergency avoidance mode condition and... Agent:
20140297119 - Context aware active suspension control system: A method for reducing power consumption in an active suspension system through the selective use of high performance, associated with high power demand, only in situations instantaneously deemed to provide a high ratio of benefit to cost. Input events are classified ahead of time, and are identified during operation of... Agent: Levant Power Corporation
20140297118 - Method to reduce load transfer between axles of a common set during braking: When a vehicle decelerates quickly or otherwise experiences a hard brake event, the described systems and methods facilitate reducing load transfer between axles of a common set of axles (e.g. a tandem axle, a tridem axle, etc.). Transfer of suspension pressure from a dynamically unloaded axle to a more loaded... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
20140297123 - Electric power steering apparatus: An electric power steering apparatus includes a motor for applying assist torque to a vehicle steering mechanism and a controller, which controls driving of the motor to cause the assist torque to follow an assist command value. The controller calculates a basic assist command value based on steering torque applied... Agent:
20140297124 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle capable of dissipating the dissociation of vehicle steering intention of a user and a vehicle motion condition. When a base tilts toward a first designated direction, gravity center shift effect amount Vofs_x is corrected by a gravity center shift correction amount Vdep_x calculated according to... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297125 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle configured to enable a user to control the vehicle by selecting a single control mode, even while other control modes are not selected. One control mode out of plural control modes of the vehicle is selected based on a detection result of an inclination state... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297126 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle capable of making mounting and dismounting of an occupant smooth. A control device of an inverted pendulum type vehicle includes a control gain adjustment unit. The control gain adjustment unit changes the magnitude of the control gain used for motion control of an actuator device... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297127 - Inverted pendulum type vehicle: An inverted pendulum type vehicle for improving the steering performance and the comfort of the vehicle. A control device of an inverted pendulum type vehicle including a moving motion unit driven by an actuator device controls the actuator device so that the position of the center of gravity of the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297121 - Smart parking assist system and control method thereof: A method of controlling a smart parking assist system includes: determining whether an obstacle presents in a start direction; releasing a start steering assist using the smart parking assist system when the obstacle presents in the start direction; and reporting a corresponding situation to a driver, thereby preventing a collision... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140297128 - Trailer length estimation in hitch angle applications: A vehicle system for estimating a trailer length is disclosed and includes a first sensor for measuring a wheel steer angle and a second sensor for measuring a hitch angle. A processor is in communication with the first and second sensors and is operable to determine a wheel steer angle... Agent:
20140297129 - Trailer length estimation in hitch angle applications: A vehicle system for estimating a trailer length is disclosed and includes a first sensor for measuring a wheel steer angle and a second sensor for measuring a hitch angle. A processor is in communication with the at least one sensor and is operable to determine a ratio between the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140297120 - Vehicle motion control apparatus and method: Embodiments of the present invention provide a vehicle sideslip control system for maintaining a non-zero value of sideslip whilst cornering. The system comprises a vehicle sideslip controller operable automatically to control the vehicle to apply a positive or negative torque to one or more wheels of the vehicle in such... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
20140297122 - Vehicle steering system: A vehicle steering system includes an axial force sensor that detects a vibration of a vehicle wheel; and a control device including an FFT analysis unit that resolves the vibration of the vehicle wheel into a power spectrum. The control device executes compensation assist control that suppresses one of a... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140297131 - Motor control apparatus and power steering apparatus: The present invention performs pulse shift control in such a manner that a difference between switching timings of PWM duty signals can reach or exceed a second predetermined value when the difference between the switching timings of the PWM duty signals of phases falls below the first predetermined value, and... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd.
20140297130 - Surgical patient side cart with drive system and method of moving a patient side cart: A patient side cart for a teleoperated surgical system can include at least one manipulator arm portion for holding a surgical instrument, a steering interface, and a drive system. The steering interface may be configured to detect a force applied by a user to the steering interface indicating a desired... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20140297133 - Automatic child lock device: An automatic child lock device includes an electrostatic sensor installed in a seat of a vehicle, for detecting electrostatic capacitance; a detection unit that applies AC voltage to the electrostatic sensor and detects a voltage value from a current generated in the electrostatic sensor in response to the application; an... Agent: Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
20140297132 - Occupant determination apparatus using load sensor: A load sensor detects a load of an occupant on a seat of a vehicle and provides a load signal. A determination section determines a physical size of the occupant by classifying the load signal into a subject class among a plurality of classes ordered from small to large based... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140297134 - On-board apparatus: An on-board apparatus includes a measuring unit, a filtering unit, a predicting unit, an executing unit, a detecting unit, and an adjusting unit. The measuring unit periodically measures a state of an own vehicle. The filtering unit performs a low-pass filter process on measurement results from the measuring unit. The... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140297136 - Device for selecting boom extension pattern: When an extension pattern selection device is activated, a normal mode is displayed on a screen of a monitor. An operator presses a manual mode switch key of an operation unit to switch the display mode of the screen from the normal mode to an extension pattern manual rearrangement mode.... Agent: Tadano Ltd.
20140297135 - Method and system for driving a mining and/or construction machine: e
20140297137 - Diagnostic device for hydraulic pressure control actuator: A diagnostic device diagnoses a hydraulic pressure control actuator which drives a line pressure control valve to regulate a pressure of hydraulic oil between upper and lower limit line pressures, so that the pressure approaches a predetermined target line pressure. The diagnostic device includes: an actual hydraulic pressure detection unit... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297138 - Electric oil pump control system and control method for automatic transmission: A control method of an electric oil pump for an automatic transmission that minimizes power loss by normally controlling driving of the electric oil pump when a start intention of a driver is detected after a power source is turned on is provided. The method includes driving an electric oil... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140297139 - Improvements in vehicle transmissions having a park function: In response to driver selection of PARK, a vehicle transmission is commanded to momentarily select and hold NEUTRAL before PARK, whilst a vehicle wheel brake is applied. Such an arrangement avoids trapping torque in the driveline, and thus can obviate pawl ‘thump’ when PARK is next disengaged.... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
20140297140 - System and method of controlling shifting for vehicle: A system and a method of controlling shifting for a vehicle includes a data detector detecting data for a shift control, a road condition determiner determining a road condition based on the data, a short term driving tendency determiner determining a short term driving tendency of a driver based on... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140297141 - Driving force distribution control apparatus for four-wheel drive vehicle and driving force distribution control method for four-wheel drive vehicle: A driving force distribution control apparatus for a four-wheel drive vehicle includes a basic distribution determination device and a servo controller. The basic distribution determination device is configured to determine basic distribution of a driving force to secondary drive wheels in accordance with the driving force and driving conditions of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297142 - Speed ratio control device of continuously variable transmission for vehicle: Speed change inhibition control for inhibiting change of the speed ratio of a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is executed when an input shaft speed of the CVT is lower than a predetermined ABS-operating-time upper-limit input shaft speed. Therefore, the speed ratio of the CVT can be changed to the largest... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297143 - Method for selecting a starting gear: Method to control a drivetrain of a vehicle, wherein the vehicle is provided with a vibration sensor and a system for calculating the mass of the vehicle during driving, and where a starting gear of the transmission is automatically chosen dependent on the calculated mass of the vehicle. The method... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20140297144 - Electrical load control device, abnormality determination method, and abnormality determination program: A microcomputer of a driving force distribution control device detects a maximum current value among values of an upper current acquired during a predetermined period, and determines that an overcurrent abnormality has occurred in the driving force distribution control device when the maximum current value is equal to or larger... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20140297146 - Driving force control device for four-wheel-drive vehicle: Provided is a driving force control device for a four-wheel-drive vehicle that can evade an occurrence of excessive understeer and oversteer in situations unintended by the driver, by appropriately controlling driving forces to be distributed to sub-drive wheels. The driving force distribution device of the four-wheeled vehicle controls driving force... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297145 - Travel control apparatus for four-wheel drive vehicle and travel control method for four-wheel drive vehicle: A travel control apparatus for a four-wheel drive vehicle includes a throttle controller, a driving force distributor, a four-wheel drive controller, a vehicle stability assist controller, a requested target drive torque calculator, and an estimated drive torque calculator. In a case where a failure detector detects a failure and the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297148 - Electronic control unit and vehicle behavior control device: An electronic control unit which includes: a sensor board to which a sensor for detecting a predetermined physical quantity is attached; a control board which controls an operation of an electric part based on the physical quantity detected by the sensor; and a housing which accommodates the sensor board and... Agent:
20140297147 - Hybrid vehicle control methods: Vehicle mass is estimated in a hybrid motor vehicle. Upon determination of a significant change in vehicle mass, adjustments are made to control of the regenerative braking systems and to energy storage levels to improve fuel efficiency. Upon determination of an increase in vehicle mass, the amount of braking force... Agent:
20140297149 - Method for checking vehicle tyres and control unit for carrying out the method: In a method for checking vehicle tires, wheel sensor signals of at least one wheel of the vehicle are recorded over a time period, and a comparative value is determined to indicate a travel distance of the wheel. A reference travel distance covered by the vehicle in the time period... Agent:
20140297150 - Driving force distribution control apparatus for four-wheel drive vehicle and driving force distribution control method for four-wheel drive vehicle: A driving force distribution control apparatus for a four-wheel drive vehicle includes a theoretical value calculator, a normative value calculator, and a servo controller. The theoretical value calculator is configured to calculate a primary rotational speed theoretical value of primary drive wheels and a secondary rotational speed theoretical value of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297151 - Control device for vehicle: A first travel controller of a control device for a vehicle sets a first target drive force based on preceding vehicle information to control a power source when a follow-up system is in an active state. A second travel controller sets a second target drive force based on a driver's... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297152 - High-voltage system control device for vehicle: A high-voltage system control device is used for a vehicle provided with a high-voltage system including a motor as a power source and a battery to supply electric power to the motor. The device includes: an inter-vehicle distance detection unit to detect an inter-vehicle distance between the vehicle and an... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297154 - Theft prevention device and theft prevention method: A theft prevention device includes an FI-ECU that controls starting of an engine, a BCM that performs first code authentication between the BCM and the FI-ECU, a voltage detection unit that detects a voltage supplied from a power supply to the FI-ECU or the BCM, and a control unit that... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140297153 - Vehicle driving force control device: An electronic control unit adjusts drive force generated by an engine in accordance with the amount of manipulation of an accelerator pedal. When the manipulation amount of the accelerator pedal meets a predetermined condition, the electronic control unit executes drive force limiting control for limiting the drive force generated by... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297155 - Aircraft power outtake management: A system and method for controlling the operation of a gas turbine engine supplying power to an aircraft. The engine is controlled according to a reading of an amount of power drawn from the supplied power. The reading is fed directly to a control system, which issues commands for controlling... Agent: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
20140297156 - Shovel: A shovel includes a cabin in which a display monitor is provided, a main pump that generates a hydraulic pressure, an internal combustion engine that drives the main pump, and a display control part configured to generate display information to be displayed on the display monitor based on information communicated... Agent: Sumitomo(s.h.i.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20140297158 - Engine control device for a work vehicle: An engine control device for a vehicle is provided, which comprises a control unit configured to be connected to the engine of a vehicle and to control the switching of the engine from a first idle rotation speed to a second idle rotation speed in which the number of engine... Agent: Cnh Industrial America LLC
20140297157 - Method and apparatus for engine analysis and remote engine analysis: Methods of analyzing a cyclo-mechanical engine include detecting an engine signal associated with a plurality of cycles of the cyclo-mechanical engine, comparing a first sample of the engine signal with a second sample of the engine signal to determine a cycle length of the cyclo-mechanical engine, and analyzing the engine... Agent: Thompson Automotive Labs LLC
20140297159 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for different fuels injected into an engine cylinder from different fuel injectors during engine start and crank. By splitting fuel injection during start and cranking so that fuel of lower alcohol content is port injected and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140297160 - Shovel: A shovel includes a cabin in which a display monitor is provided, a main pump that generates a hydraulic pressure, an internal combustion engine that drives the main pump, and a display control part configured to generate display information to be displayed on the display monitor based on information communicated... Agent: Sumitomo(s.h.i.) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
20140297162 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for fuel injected into an engine cylinder from a plurality of fuel injectors during engine start and crank. By splitting injection of fuel during start so that a portion of fuel is port injected and a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140297161 - Methods and system for improving vehicle operation: A method and system improving vehicle operation is presented. In one example, the vehicle data is transmitted between a vehicle and a cloud computer. The cloud computer adjusts engine control parameters and the vehicle is operated based on the adjusted engine control parameters.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140297163 - System and method for gas purge control: A method for operating an engine system is provided. The method includes maintaining an intake volume positioned upstream of a throttle and downstream of air cleaner within a selected operating pressure range through adjustment of a balance purge valve positioned upstream of the intake volume and a gas discharge source.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140297164 - Stochastic pre-ignition (spi) mitigation using an adaptive spi scaler: A system includes a control module and a stochastic pre-ignition (SPI) module. The control module controls at least one performance parameter of an engine of a vehicle. The SPI module detects SPI events, determines a scaling factor based on the detected SPI events, and adjusts a limit associated with the... Agent: Gm Global Technologies Operations LLC
20140297165 - Idling stop control device, vehicle and vehicle control method: An idle reduction control device mounted on a vehicle equipped with an engine and a brake including: a detector that detects a parameter having a positive correlation to an amount of brake operation; and an engine controller that controls a start and a stop of the engine. The engine controller... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297166 - Engine controller: An engine controller includes: a warm-up control unit that performs warm-up operation for letting the engine continuously operate until an integration value of air intake of the engine comes to a predetermined integration value in order to warm up a catalyst provided in an exhaust system when the engine is... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140297167 - Vehicle position indexing: A method and apparatus for vehicle position indexing. The method includes: obtaining position information of a vehicle in real time, and monitoring a current road segment where the vehicle is located based on the position information and road segment information divided by road network information; in response to having monitored... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140297168 - Method of optically locating and guiding a vehicle relative to an airport: A method of optically locating and guiding a vehicle relative to an airport having standardized signage where the method includes generating an image of at least a portion of the airport from an optical sensor mounted on the vehicle, determining the location of the vehicle, and providing guidance for operation... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems LLC
20140297169 - Predicted position and heading/track indicators for navigation display: A visual/graphical air traffic display tool to aid flight crews in determining future heading/track and position of ownship based on current climb rate, bank angle and groundspeed under current meteorological conditions. The tool displays symbols which indicate the predicted future position and heading/track of ownship on a traffic display unit.... Agent: The Boeing Company
20140297170 - Driving support system: A driving support system detects a position of an object ahead of an own vehicle as well as predicts a course of the own vehicle. Then, a collision probability between the own vehicle and the object is determined based on the predicted course and the position of the object, and... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140297172 - Safety device for motor vehicles: A safety device for motor vehicles, having a sensor system for locating objects at least on one adjacent lane next to one's own lane, and having a prediction module for predicting a degree of blocking of at least one adjacent lane, the prediction module being configured for predicting a degree... Agent:
20140297173 - System for alerting automobile driver when opening door: An alert system for an automobile is provided with in combination a buzzer; a lamp; two sensors each disposed in a vehicle door of either side of the automobile; two activation devices each disposed in the vehicle door of either side of the automobile and operatively connected to an inner... Agent:
20140297171 - Vehicle-installation intersection judgment apparatus and program: A vehicle-installation intersection judgement apparatus determines whether a target object such as a pedestrian is located ahead and to one side of the vehicle, and if so, judges whether the object is moving laterally to intersect with the advancement of the vehicle. Successive amounts of lateral displacement of the object... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140297174 - Navigation device and display control method: A position detector is configured to detect a current position of a moving body. A condition detector is configured to detect moving conditions including a forward direction of the moving body. A display unit is configured to display a predetermined image overlaid on the landscape in front of the moving... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation
20140297175 - Intelligent reverse geocoding: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for obtaining location information from a location source. A geographic reference point is determined based on accuracy of the location information. The geographic reference point is incorporated into a location result.... Agent: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
20140297176 - Interpolating geolocation: An apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The memory can store a first address and a longitude, latitude, and altitude associated with the first address. The processor can receive a second address and determine that a user device associated with the second address is not located at the second... Agent:
20140297177 - Navigation device having dead reckoning navigation functionality and method thereof: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of determining a heading of travel of a navigation device, comprising determining a reference heading for a roadway system and determining a current heading of navigation device travel, wherein the current heading is determined as an integer multiple of a predetermined lock... Agent:
20140297178 - Navigation method, device for navigation and navigation system: The present disclosure relates to a navigation method, a device for navigation and a navigation system in the field of communication technique. Said method comprises steps of performing a location processing to obtain a location of the first terminal, acquiring a location of a second terminal; and navigating the second... Agent:
20140297179 - Physical object search: A method and system for searching for items is provided. The method includes receiving, from a user, description data describing search requirements associated with a requested physical object to be located. Locations of the user are monitored and a request to locate the physical object is transmitted to video data... Agent:
20140297180 - Mobilized sensor system: A location associated with an identified hardware device is determined. A mobilized sensor system navigates to the determined location. The mobilized sensor system captures identity information from a “located” device at the determined location. Whether or not the located device is the identified hardware device is determined based on the... Agent:
20140297181 - Lane guidance display system, lane guidance display method, and lane guidance display program: A determination unit that determines whether a vehicle is in a lane change state where the vehicle is going to make a lane change from a travelling lane to a recommended lane; and a display control unit that causes a display unit to display the front image on which a... Agent:
20140297182 - Contention avoidance: A system and method for navigating a vehicle through a mining environment to a target destination is presented. The system and method may be utilized to avoid contention in the mining environment. A route through the mining environment to the target destination for the vehicle is identified and a first... Agent:
20140297183 - Method and device for calculating predictions on a flight plan of an aircraft: The device comprises a flight management system which comprises means for generating requests, for requesting the results of performance functions and a performance function server which is external with respect to the flight management system and comprises means for calculating predictions which are capable of processing the requests and transmitting... Agent:
20140297184 - Guidance apparatus and guidance method: A guidance apparatus for guiding to a predetermined orientation includes a detection section configured to detect a contact of an object via a contact surface; a measurement section configured to measure an orientation of the guidance apparatus; a calculation section configured to calculate a direction of the predetermined orientation relative... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140297185 - Method, device and system for presenting navigational information: A method and apparatus for presenting navigational information for a mobile device. The mobile device is configured to determine its location, for example via GPS. One or more input images and navigational information are obtained. The input images may be obtained, for example, via a camera. One or more output... Agent: Blackberry Limited09/25/2014 > 106 patent applications in 54 patent subcategories.
20140288727 - Collision sensor, collision sensing system, and method: A collision sensor, a collision sensing system, and a method of mounting a collision sensor to a vehicle are disclosed herein. An embodiment of the collision sensor includes, but is not limited to, a processor and a three-axis accelerometer that is communicatively coupled with the processor. The three-axis accelerometer is... Agent: General Motors LLC
20140288728 - Vehicle-onboard apparatus system, portable terminal, and vehicle-onboard machine: A vehicle-onboard apparatus system, comprises a portable terminal and a vehicle-onboard machine that are configured to be coupled to each other for communication. The portable terminal and the vehicle-onboard machine each store operation logs including operation contents thereof. When an operation of the vehicle-onboard machine and an operation of the... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.
20140288729 - System and method to prevent unintended vehicle travel: A movement prevention system preventing undesired travel of a vehicle. A transmission gear sensor senses an out of park position of a vehicle transmission. An occupant detection system senses a presence of a driver in a driver seat of a vehicle in response to the vehicle transmission being out of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140288731 - Flight control system: A system and method for a controlling an aircraft with flight control surfaces that are controlled both manually and by a computing device is disclosed. The present invention improves overall flight control operation by reducing the mechanical flight control surface components while providing sufficient back-up control capability in the event... Agent: Textron Innovations Inc.
20140288730 - Method of flying an unmanned aerial vehicle: A method of flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in response to emergency conditions, the method including steps implemented using a controller forming part of the unmanned aerial vehicle, said steps comprising: defining a plurality of emergency conditions; associating each emergency condition with a priority level; associating each emergency condition... Agent: The Boeing Company
20140288732 - Automatic piloting method and system for an aircraft: The automatic piloting system includes an element for automatically supplying a computation unit, when the aircraft is guided according to a descending corrected speed and a new corrected speed which is greater than the corrected speed used for guidance of the aircraft is input by the pilot, with a predetermined... Agent: Airbus Operations S.a.s.
20140288733 - Systems and methods for reducing error detection latency in lpv approaches: Systems and methods for reducing error detection latency in LPV approaches are provided. In certain embodiments, a method for navigational guidance includes calibrating inertial measurements acquired from an inertial navigation system with satellite-based augmentation system position measurements acquired from a satellite-based augmentation system to create corrected inertial navigation system positions.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140288734 - Distributed train intelligence system: A system and method which may include on each locomotive a propulsion system and a braking system, a transceiver for communication between the locomotives, and sensors for sensing operational conditions on the locomotive. A processor receives the sensed operation conditions, communicates information including the sensed operational conditions to the other... Agent:
20140288735 - Tilt-angle adjusting apparatus and ship propulsion machine: To provide a technique capable of adjusting a tilt angle of a ship propulsion machine body with respect to a hull to a tilt angle suitable for a travelling state easily and with high accuracy. A motor adjusting a tilt angle of a ship propulsion machine body with respect to... Agent: Showa Corporation
20140288755 - Control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus (100) is a control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle (10), wherein the hybrid vehicle is provided with an engine (200) which operates by a burning of fuel and a rotating electrical machine (Mg) which operates by using electric power charged in a battery, the control apparatus is... Agent:
20140288740 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle includes an engine for traveling, a motor for traveling, and a battery exchanging electric power with the motor. the control apparatus including: a heater is configured to perform heating inside a cabin of the hybrid vehicle by using the engine or an electric... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288744 - Control apparatus for vehicle: A control apparatus for a vehicle includes an engine installed on the vehicle as a drive source, an electric motor installed on the vehicle as a drive source, the electric motor being configured to run the vehicle even in a condition where the engine is stopped. The control apparatus includes... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288748 - Control device for vehicle: Disclosed is a control device for a vehicle including an engine and a motor generator both for supplying a travel driving force to a driving wheel. The control device causes the engine to stop while the vehicle is traveling on a descending slope under constant vehicle speed control where the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288754 - Control device for vehicle drive device: A control device that controls a vehicle drive device in which a rotary electric machine is provided in a power transfer path that connects between an internal combustion engine and wheels. Engagement of a second engagement device is started when a change in shift range from a stop range to... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
20140288746 - Control method of electric vehicle: This electric vehicle is provided with at least a first traveling mode and a second traveling mode for which the maximum velocity (Vmax) is set lower than for the first traveling mode. The second traveling mode is a traveling mode that prioritizes travel distance per one electric power consumption unit.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140288751 - Display device of electric vehicle: Provided is a display device of an electric vehicle that enables an occupant of an electric vehicle to more easily realize an effect of regeneration of braking energy. This display device of the electric vehicle calculates integrated cumulative value of the actual driving distance of the electric vehicle as a... Agent:
20140288752 - Electric automobile: An electric vehicle is provided in which left and right drive wheels (2, 2) are driven by respective motors (6,6), and which enables slip control in a simple structure while preventing a driver who used to drive an engine vehicle with a differential from feeling uncomfortable. The vehicle includes a... Agent: Ntn Corporation
20140288739 - Electric vehicle axle mechanism: An electric vehicle axle mechanism comprising: at least one vehicle axle; a gear mechanism connected to the vehicle axle; an electric motor that comprises a rotor and that is connected to the gear mechanism for transmitting a torque to the at least one vehicle axle; a position sensing device for... Agent:
20140288758 - Electric vehicle control device: It is an object of the present invention to provide a control apparatus which can achieve a compatibility between a response characteristic of a torque which coincides an acceleration demand by a driver and a reduction effect of a gear backlash. A vehicle controller 111 includes a torque variation quantity... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20140288742 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes: an engine; a motor; a battery; a navigation system; and a controller configured to carry out navigation coordination traveling, the controller being configured to stop the navigation coordination traveling when a state of charge of the battery becomes lower than or equal to a first switching... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288743 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes an engine including a purification device, a motor, a battery, a navigation system, and a controller. The controller is configured to set a predetermined section, which is an initial section of a hybrid traveling priority section in a travel plan, for a warm-up section for warming... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288747 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes a traveling mode determination module configured to determine a traveling mode at least one of an internal-combustion engine traveling mode for running by transmitting motive power produced by the internal-combustion engine to wheels of the vehicle and an electric motor traveling mode for running by transmitting... Agent:
20140288757 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle according to one of embodiments of the present invention generates a driving torque using an internal combustion engine, an motor generator, and the like when a shift position is a driving position, the driving torque being determined based on a selected driving mode (e.g., a power mode... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288741 - Hybrid vehicle and control method therefor: A hybrid vehicle includes: an engine configured to output power for traveling; a motor configured to output power for traveling; a switch configured to set a fuel economy priority mode, in which priority is given to fuel economy, and to cancel the fuel economy priority mode; and a controller configured... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288753 - Method and arrangement in a hybrid vehicle: In a method and an arrangement for powering up a DC distribution system in a hybrid vehicle power train, the power train includes an electric storage system, an internal combustion engine, an electric motor/generator, a clutch device to connect the electric motor/generator to the internal combustion engine, a power electronics... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab
20140288738 - Method and device for operating a vehicle, computer program, and computer program product: A method, a computer program and a computer program product for operating a vehicle, which includes as a drive device a least one electric motor, that is associated with at least one electric store, wherein the electric store is charged by an external energy source when the vehicle is at... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140288737 - Method and system for controlling power of fuel cell vehicle: A method of controlling power of the fuel cell vehicle includes dividing an expected driving path of the fuel cell vehicle into a plurality of sections and setting the plurality of sections according to a gradient, and comparing whether a predicted battery state of charge variation is within a battery... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140288736 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for extending an engine-off period of a hybrid vehicle while reducing engine cold-start emissions. During an engine pull-up to meet operator demand, the engine is held at a higher power for a longer duration to aggressively heat the exhaust catalyst. Subsequently, the engine is pulled... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140288750 - Method for switching between wye and delta configurations in an electric motor: A method of operating an electric motor having a motor assembly that includes a rotor and a stator. The method includes providing the electric motor in a neutral state, and from the neutral state, determining whether to operate the electric motor in a wye configuration or a delta configuration and... Agent: Accelerated Systems Inc.
20140288749 - Power hybrid integrated management system: A power interface (14) connected to an ultra capacitor (16), a power source (18), and a load (20), with a controller (22) for managing the power interface (14), and monitoring the ultra capacitor (16), power source (18), and demands of the load (20) attached thereto. The power interface (12) selectively... Agent: Amt, Inc.
20140288756 - Vehicle and vehicle control method: In a hybrid vehicle including an engine, a motor, a generator, and a battery that is electrically connected to the motor and the generator, an ECU performs “battery-less travel control” enabling the vehicle to travel when a fault occurs in the battery by disconnecting the battery from an electrical system... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288745 - Vehicle behavior control apparatus: A vehicle includes six wheels of front left and right wheels, middle left and right wheels, and rear left and right wheels. Each of in-wheel motors is provided/installed in each of the wheels. An electronic control unit calculates a target heave force for controlling a heave behavior, and a target... Agent:
20140288759 - Systems and methods for controlling positions and orientations of autonomous vehicles: A method for controlling an autonomous vehicle includes: Receiving data relating to a plurality of proposed vehicle locations; generating a simulated vehicle path based on the received data; determining a simulated vehicle orientation for at least one point on the simulated vehicle path; presenting at least the simulated vehicle orientation... Agent: Flanders Electric Motor Service, Inc.
20140288760 - Grill shutter device: A shutter mechanism is adapted to be provided to a grill opening in a vehicle body. Opening and closing operations of the shutter mechanism are controlled by an electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU determines whether a vehicle is in a traveling end state. If the vehicle is in the... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288761 - Enhanced display unit: A diagnostic display device (DDD) receives vehicle information including diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) over a vehicle data bus and comprises a barcode generator that generates a barcode concurrently representing a plurality of diagnostic trouble codes detected in the vehicle in which is employed. The DDD includes a display or screen... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
20140288762 - Malfunction diagnosis device and malfunction diagnosis method for knock sensor: To enable, with a simple control, a malfunction of a type wherein the output from a knock sensor becomes excessively large to be detected, a knock-sensor malfunction diagnosis device includes a control section configured to determine that knocking has occurred when the magnitude of a knocking vibration frequency component derived... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20140288763 - Tracked all-terrain vehicle: A tracked ATV includes a frame, a track coupled to the frame, and a power source supported by the frame and drivingly coupled to the track. The tracked ATV further includes a steering and drive assembly, which has a first hydraulic pump coupled to the tracks for large radius turns.... Agent: Polaris Industries Inc.
20140288764 - Method for predicting a trailing edge flap fault: A method of predicting a trailing edge flap failure, the method includes receiving a position signal from the position sensor indicative of the position of at least one of the trailing edge flaps, comparing the position signal to a reference position value to define a position comparison, defining a variation... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems Limited
20140288765 - Method of building and using local map of vehicle drive path: An automotive vehicle mapping system is disclosed. The mapping system includes an on-vehicle electronic storage device, a GPS receiver, and an electronic controller. The electronic controller is configured to receive GPS data from the GPS receiver indicative of a current location of the vehicle. The electronic controller is also configured... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140288766 - Real-time monitoring of vehicle: A monitoring unit for vehicle monitoring comprising a receiving module configured to receive data from an OBD, wherein the data is associated with a plurality of jerks detected by a 3-axis accelerometer. The monitoring unit comprises an analytics module configured to compare an intensity of each jerk of the plurality... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
20140288767 - Method and method for troubleshooting a body work function pertaining to vehicles: A method for troubleshooting a built-on function pertaining to a manufactured vehicle. That vehicle undergoes building-on of at least one function, which function is provided with a computer-readable representation associated with the vehicle. During troubleshooting of the built-on function, the vehicle is connected to a diagnostic tool which determines conditions... Agent:
20140288768 - Operation data collection device for construction machines: Provided is an operation data collection device for construction machines that is capable of efficiently collecting operation data indicative of impending failure of a construction machine by reducing the amount of information to be collected and stored without degrading the quality of information used for maintenance. The device receives operation... Agent:
20140288769 - Hitch angle estimation: A method and system for estimating hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer coupled thereto. The system has a wireless receiver on the vehicle located a predetermined distance from a trailer mount, a wireless transmitter located at an end of the trailer opposite the trailer mount, and a controller... Agent: Ford Global Technologies
20140288771 - Image display apparatus for shovel: An image display apparatus for a shovel that includes a lower-part traveling body, an upper-part turning body turnably placed on the lower-part traveling body, and an attachment mounted on the upper-part turning body, and performs work in a work area by driving the attachment, includes an image display part configured... Agent:
20140288770 - Mounting sensor and aftermarket device equipped with mounting sensor: An aftermarket device is disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the aftermarket device includes, but is not limited to, a housing that is configured to be mounted to an internal surface of a vehicle. The aftermarket device further includes, but is not limited to a processor that is mounted within the... Agent: General Motors LLC
20140288773 - Automotive electronic system and power supply method thereof: An automotive electronic system and a power supply method thereof is related to the power supply method including outputting an interface signal to an automotive network, enabling a first switching regulator according to a first control signal from a control chip and/or the interface signal on the automotive network, supplying... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
20140288772 - Vehicle fault determination device: A vehicle fault determination device includes a relay, a vehicle configuration circuit, and a control section. The relay is connected to a power source. The vehicle configuration circuit is supplied with power from the power source via the relay. The control section determines whether the relay is faulty while controlling... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140288774 - Vehicle-mounted communication device and navigation device: A vehicle-mounted communication device includes wireless units 3a and 3b that switch a frequency that performs wireless communication with antennas 2a and 2b between a frequency for wireless communication for ITS and a frequency for wireless LAN communication, a parking determination unit 6 that determines whether or not a vehicle... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140288776 - Active vehicle suspension: A method of on-demand energy delivery to an active suspension system is disclosed. The suspension system includes an actuator body, a hydraulic pump, an electric motor, a plurality of sensors, an energy storage facility, and a controller. The method includes disposing an active suspension system in a vehicle between a... Agent: Levant Power Corporation
20140288775 - Method and system for predictive vehicle systems performance selection for enhanced maneuverability: A predictive enhanced maneuverability system providing enhanced timely delivery of vehicle performance selection of chassis, and steering modes for potential predicted safety collisions is disclosed. The primary inputs of the disclosed invention include a determination of the proximity to a preceding vehicle, the density of the surrounding traffic, a forward... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140288778 - Closed loop epas systems: A vehicle comprising a closed-loop electric power assisted steering (EPAS) system comprising a control unit configured to compute an artificial friction component and to compute a desired reference torque (τref) incorporating the artificial friction component, wherein the artificial friction component is dependent upon steering wheel angle (α).... Agent:
20140288777 - Detection of and counter-measures for jackknife enabling conditions during trailer backup assist: A vehicle comprises a trailer angle detection apparatus and a trailer backup control system coupled to the trailer angle detection apparatus. The trailer angle detection apparatus is configured for outputting a signal generated as a function of an angle between the vehicle and a trailer towably attached to the vehicle.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies
20140288779 - Determining steering angle of steering column of vehicle: A system and a method determine a steering angle of a steering column of a vehicle as a sum of a shifted steering angle and an offset. The steering angle is updated by adjusting the offset in response to detecting incoherence between the steering angle and a lateral vehicle dynamic.... Agent:
20140288782 - Apparatus for controlling an airbag module: An apparatus for controlling an airbag module in a vehicle cabin is provided that includes a control apparatus for triggering the airbag module, a plenoptic camera configured as a camera module that generates image data having depth information within a prespecifiable region in the vehicle cabin with the prespecifiable region... Agent: Jenoptik Optical Systems Gmbh
20140288783 - Brake light control device: A brake light control device that generates a braking force, and is used with a brake device which can control the braking force according to a signal from a brake control unit regardless of the operation of a brake operator includes: a brake light switch that is inserted and arranged... Agent:
20140288780 - Method and device for checking a sensor signal and for actuating a passenger protection means of a vehicle: A method for checking a sensor signal suitable for actuating a passenger protection arrangement of a vehicle. The method includes a step of carrying out a comparison between the sensor signal and at least one reference signal, repeatedly within a predetermined time interval, in order to obtain a plurality of... Agent:
20140288781 - Occupant protection apparatus for vehicle: A vehicular occupant protection apparatus is provided, which includes: a controller for activating an occupant protector based on a detection result of a vehicle accident detector; a communication circuit for transmitting an accident data to a emergency call apparatus; and a backup circuit connected to the emergency call apparatus for... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140288784 - Rain onset detection glazing auto-close: A vehicle system may include a plurality of exterior capacitive sensors, such as door handles, and a controller in communication with the plurality of capacitive sensors. The controller may be configured to identify a rain condition based on sensor data received from at least one of the exterior capacitive sensors... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140288787 - Clutch control device for work vehicle: A clutch control device for a work vehicle includes a determination unit that determines as to whether or not a clutch cutoff condition has been established based upon whether or not the accelerator pedal is being operated, as determined by the accelerator pedal operation determination unit, the vehicle speed of... Agent:
20140288786 - Communication device for a motor vehicle: A communication device for a motor vehicle includes a first control unit (BDC), a second control unit (SAS), a control unit arrangement (SGA), a first data bus (SB), to which the first control unit (BDC) and the control unit arrangement (SGA) are connected for the exchange of data, as well... Agent:
20140288785 - Method and system for regulating driving stability: A method in which the driving behavior of a vehicle is influenced as a function of data on the surroundings in order to assist an avoidance maneuver, as soon as a risk of a collision is detected on the basis of the data from one or more environment sensors, in... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
20140288788 - Electric grill shutter control device: An electric grill shutter control device includes: a control portion that performs an energization of a motor that drives a movable member that configures the electric grill shutter; a detection portion that detects a rotational speed of the motor; a determination portion that determines whether locking of the movable member... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288789 - Method for controlling an unload operation on a mobile farm implement: A method of automating unloading for a mobile farm implement is presented. The method includes determining whether the speed of the mobile farm implement is below a first threshold. In response to a determination that the speed of the mobile farm implement is below the first threshold, a conveyor is... Agent: Unverferth Manufacturing Company
20140288790 - Multi-disc clutch lock having a differential housing: The invention relates to a multi-disc clutch lock having a differential housing in which a differential pinion between axle bevel wheels, disc sets between the axle bevel wheels and the differential housing is untwisted, but thrust rings are arranged such as to be axially movable. The multi-disc clutch lock comprises... Agent:
20140288791 - Vehicle control apparatus, vehicle, and motor: A vehicle control apparatus includes a target value determination unit to determine a target engine torque, a target value restriction unit to restrict a target engine torque such that an output torque becomes smaller than a load torque input from a torque transmission path to an engine when a rotation... Agent: Yahamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288792 - Controlled applied resistance multiple axis continually variable differential transmission: The embodiments disclose a method and apparatus for controlling the output ratio of the speed of operation and distribution of power/energy from a primary power source, applying continuously variable resistance using a multiple axis continually variable differential transmission to a primary power source input to adjust the rotational power level... Agent:
20140288795 - Brake control unit: Towed vehicles can be extremely heavy. Accordingly, it is too much of a burden to the braking system of a towing vehicle to not have brakes on the towed vehicle. Controlling the brakes of the towed vehicle must be accurately applied otherwise undesirable conditions can be created. There is a... Agent:
20140288796 - Eddy current-based angle sensor: The invention relates to an inductive angle sensor that includes a measuring element able to be positioned, within an angle measurement range, in different angle-positions about a rotational axis, as well as a coil that is at a distance from said measuring element. The surface of the measuring element is... Agent:
20140288794 - Method and system for controlling braking of vehicle: A method and a system controls braking of a vehicle. The method includes: detecting a pedal stroke, booster negative pressure, and master cylinder hydraulic pressure; setting target master cylinder hydraulic pressure on the basis of the detected pedal stroke and the detected booster negative pressure in a case in which... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20140288797 - Method for blending a generator braking torque of a generator of a recuperative brake system having two brake circuits, and a control device for a recuperative brake system having two brake circuits: A method for blending a generator braking torque of a generator of a recuperative brake system having two brake circuits, including: controlling one of the at least two brake circuits of the brake system in a blending mode, a hydraulic connection between a master brake cylinder of the brake system... Agent:
20140288793 - Wading vehicle advisory speed display: A vehicle comprises a driver display on which is displayed an advisory maximum wading speed according to the current wading depth of the vehicle. The advisory speed is in one embodiment displayed on the vehicle speedometer. The display may also include an elevation of a vehicle on which is indicated... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
20140288798 - Control system for vehicle and control method therefor: A control system for a vehicle including a brake pedal operable by a driver and an engine includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (a) execute cruise control, the cruise control selectively executed and stopped through an operation of the driver, (b) stop the engine... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288799 - System and method for modifying adaptive cruise control set points: A driver performance mapping system for a vehicle system is disclosed. The system may include a GPS receiver generating GPS data indicative of a current location of the vehicle. In addition, the system may also have a radar device generating current gap data indicative of a current gap distance from... Agent:
20140288801 - Control device and control method for vehicle: A vehicle includes: an exhaust gas recirculation system in an internal combustion engine for recirculating part of exhaust gas to an intake passage of the internal combustion engine via a recirculation valve; and a cooling device for cooling recirculated gas, recirculated by the exhaust gas recirculation system, with refrigerant. An... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288800 - Engine non-stop warning apparatus: An engine non-stop warning apparatus for a vehicle provided with an engine stop control section configured to stop an engine on condition that a stop switch is continuously pressed for a specified time duration during operation of the engine includes an engine stop determination section configured to determine whether or... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288802 - Apparatus for detecting imbalance abnormality in air-fuel ratio between cylinders in multi-cylinder internal combustion engine: An apparatus for detecting imbalance abnormality in an air-fuel ratio between cylinders in a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine is disclosed. The apparatus includes an imbalance determining unit programmed to determine imbalance in an air-fuel ratio of a first cylinder belonging to a cylinder group based upon a difference value between... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288803 - Vehicle with engine start-stop device and method of operating same: A vehicle having an internal combustion engine can be switched off automatic and can be started automatically by way of an engine start/stop device. The vehicle includes at least one electric energy store and at least one electric consumer. In the case of an internal combustion engine which has been... Agent:
20140288805 - Fuel injection controller: A fuel injection controller includes an oxygen sensor that responds to an oxygen concentration inside an exhaust passage, and an injection amount control unit programmed to control a fuel injection amount based on the output of the oxygen sensor. The injection amount control unit includes an injection amount correction value... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288804 - Methods and systems for an oxygen sensor: Various systems and methods are described for an engine system with an exhaust gas recirculation system and catalyzing and non-catalyzing intake oxygen sensors. In one example, the catalyzing oxygen sensor is utilized to measure and control exhaust gas recirculation while fuel vapor purge is measured and controlled based on the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140288807 - Method for automatically switching off and starting an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle with an automatic transmission, during or after an overrun phase: An internal combustion engine in a motor vehicle is automatically shut off and started by way of a start-stop device, wherein an automatic shut-off process is initiated during a coasting operation phase of the internal combustion engine, and an automatic start process is initiated when at least one activation command... Agent:
20140288806 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device for controlling an engine and an electric pump includes a relay having a contact part for connecting and disconnecting a power source to the electric pump, an engine stop instruction switch provided between the power source and a coil part of the relay for connecting and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140288808 - Automatic engine de-choking: A method may comprise automatically de-choking an engine and cranking the engine in response to an engine flood event, wherein automatically de-choking the engine comprises automatically cutting fuel to the engine while opening an air intake throttle.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140288809 - Method and system for adjusting port throttles: An engine system and method for improving engine starting are disclosed. In one example, two engine cylinder port throttles are adjusted differently during engine starting. The system and method may improve engine torque control during an engine start.... Agent:
20140288810 - System and method for determining arterial roadway throughput: The present invention provides systems and methods for calculating the health of an intersection, including lane-level impacts, using traffic data obtained from the intersection.... Agent:
20140288811 - Traffic condition monitoring system, method, and storage medium: A traffic condition monitoring system, provided in a base station installed by a side of a road for monitoring a traffic condition based upon communication signals transmitted from mobile terminals in a plurality of vehicles traveling on the road, includes a receiver part operable to receive the communication signals transmitted... Agent:
20140288812 - Vehicle fuel efficiency optimization based on vehicle usage patterns: Approaches for indicating vehicle fuel efficiency for vehicle usage patterns are provided. Patterns of inefficient operation are detected and conveyed to a user to inform the user of the impact of his/her inefficient operation. In these embodiments, a fuel efficiency tool provides this capability. The fuel efficiency tool comprises: an... Agent:
20140288818 - Accident prevention system and a vehicle including the accident prevention system: A vehicle 12 having an accident prevention system 10 that is useful for preventing an accident where a vehicle that is reversing at low speed collides with a person, is disclosed. The system 10 includes a sensor arrangement 14 for sending an object within range behind a rear end 38... Agent: Surveillance Guard Co Pty Ltd
20140288813 - Collision targeting for an unoccupied flying vehicle (ufv): Disclosed herein are example embodiments for collision targeting for an unoccupied flying vehicle (UFV). For certain example embodiments, at least one machine, such as a UFV, may: (i) ascertain at least one target for at least one collision to include a UFV; or (ii) execute at least one maneuver to... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20140288816 - Driving support apparatus and driving support method: There are provided a driving support apparatus and a driving support method in which the reliability can be improved. In the driving support apparatus, in a traveling direction of the host vehicle and a direction crossing the traveling direction, an intersection where the host vehicle and the moving object cross... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140288814 - Interference suppression in blind spot monitoring: A device for detecting a moving object in a blind spot includes: at least one first ultrasonic sensor of a side view assist system; and a control unit for determining the distance and/or speed and/or position of the moving object. The control unit processes at least one signal of a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20140288817 - Obstacle evaluation technique: A vehicle configured to operate in an autonomous mode may engage in an obstacle evaluation technique that includes employing a sensor system to collect data relating to a plurality of obstacles, identifying from the plurality of obstacles an obstacle pair including a first obstacle and a second obstacle, engaging in... Agent:
20140288819 - Navigation system and control method: A navigation system includes: a sensor unit which is mounted on a movable body and which includes a first position obtaining unit that obtains first position information; and a portable movable unit which communicates with the sensor unit and which includes a display unit that displays map information and a... Agent: Pioneer Corporation
20140288820 - Methods and apparatuses for location-triggered sensor initialization: Methods, apparatuses, and devices for generating one or more harsh or diminished radiofrequency environments relative to a planned route of a mobile device user. In one example, a mobile device user a be routed through a harsh or diminished radiofrequency environment based, at least in part, on a sensor suite... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140288821 - Vehicle arrival prediction: A method and apparatus for predicting the arrival time of a transit vehicle at a transit stop of a transit route is presented. The arrival time is predicted using historical location information of a plurality of vehicles that have previously traveled the route, location information of several of the most... Agent: Navteq B.v.
20140288822 - Controlling position uncertainty in a mobile device: Systems and methods for constraining growth in position uncertainty of a mobile device are based on determination that the mobile device is in a pedestrian mode. Determination of the pedestrian mode is based on detection of steps by a pedometer, speed of motion of the mobile device, turn rate determination... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140288823 - Component registration system for a machine: A component registration system for a machine, is provided. The system comprises: a component installed on the machine, a data system located remote from the machine and configured to communicate with the machine, a locating device installed on the machine and configured to determine global position of the machine, a... Agent:
20140288824 - Method and/or system for selective application of direction of travel: Described are a system, method and apparatus for computing a navigation solution. In a particular implementation, a direction of travel (DOT) indicator or vector may be applied to augment computation of the navigation solution. The DOT indicator or vector may be selectively applied in the computation of the navigation solution... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140288825 - Heading, velocity, and position estimation with vehicle sensors, mobile device, and gnss inputs: The disclosure generally relates to determining position of a motorized vehicle using wireless techniques. Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed. A method can include: receiving absolute positioning data; receiving, from a mobile device, at least one of gyroscope data and odometry data; receiving, from a vehicle, at least one of... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140288826 - Location watching: Techniques for watching a location of a device with respect to a destination target include obtaining a current location of a device from a localization operation, calculating an interval, and performing a next localization operation after the interval has expired. The interval may be calculated based on a velocity and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140288827 - Guiding server, guiding method and recording medium recording guiding program: A guiding server according to this application includes an image storing unit, a retrieving unit, and a generating unit. The image storing unit stores a signboard image of a signboard. The retrieving unit retrieves, from the image storing unit, a signboard image of a signboard on a way to a... Agent: Yahoo Japan Corporation
20140288828 - Estimating an initial position and navigation state using vehicle odometry: The disclosure relates to estimating an initial position and navigation state associated with a vehicle using odometry and/or other data obtained from the vehicle to support dead reckoning at start-up. In particular, a last known position and last known heading at a first odometer value associated with the vehicle may... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140288829 - System and method for naming a location based on user-specific information: A method, system, and device for naming a location at which a user is present with a mobile communication device, including retrieving general information relating to the location, the general information managed by or for an entity other than the user; comparing the retrieved general information relating the location to... Agent: Scenera Mobile Technologies, LLC
20140288831 - Geographic route options based on different criteria: Described herein are one or more examples of an apparatus, the apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory. The memory comprises computer program code stored thereon, the at least one memory and computer program code being configured to, when run on the at least one processor,... Agent:
20140288830 - Maps from sketches: A sketch can be received. The sketch can include one or more sketched graphical elements and one or more sketched representations of text. Pattern matching of the one or more sketched graphical elements and the one or more sketched representations of text with a map region can be automatically performed.... Agent:
20140288832 - Method and device for providing an electronic appointment scheduler for a vehicle: A method and a device for providing an electronic appointment scheduler for a vehicle. Appointments are acquired that have associated time data and geographical positions; the residual amount of energy available for driving the vehicle is acquired and data relating to a geographical road network, including the geographical positions of... Agent:Previous industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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