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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

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04/16/2015 > 82 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.

20150105935 - Method and system for managing operation of multi-line public transportation: A method for managing operation of multi-line transportation includes setting an operation line of a transportation system, generating an operation pattern of the operation line including the day type of the operation day, generating a vehicle operation plan using the operation line and the operation pattern, generating a driver operation... Agent: Lg Cns Co., Ltd.

20150105936 - Method for guiding a vehicle and a driver assistance system: A method for guiding a vehicle, at least one parameter of the surroundings of the vehicle being detected by at least one sensor; a travel corridor being ascertained based on the parameter; a trajectory being ascertained as a function of at least one other parameter within the travel corridor; and... Agent:

20150105937 - Method for representing vehicle surroundings: The invention relates to a method for representing vehicle surroundings for a vehicle (1) having a sensor system for detecting the environment, wherein a boundary of a traffic lane on which the vehicle is currently being driven is represented by position points (4, 7, 8, 11) that have a predefined... Agent:

20150105940 - Mobile body and mobile body system: A mobile robot (mobile body) according to an aspect of an embodiment includes a moving unit, an upper body, and a step-climbing control unit (control unit). The moving unit has a plurality of front and rear driving wheels disposed along a traveling direction. The upper body is supported at the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150105939 - Operating system for a motor vehicle: An operating system for a motor vehicle, having a first operating unit for detecting user gestures, at least one second operating unit for detecting user inputs, and an evaluation unit which assigns the user gestures and user inputs detected by the operating units to operating functions. The evaluation unit checks... Agent:

20150105933 - Remote vehicle monitoring: A monitoring device receives an aerial image, data relating to a vehicle and a request for an image of the vehicle. The vehicle is located in the image. A portion of the aerial image that includes the vehicle and/or information based thereon is provided.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105934 - Vehicle event playback apparatus and methods: Vehicle event data playback systems described herein may provide users means for reviewing events recorded by a vehicle event recorder. Circumstances relating to vehicle operation may be visually presented in these playback systems. Video playback from multiple recording devices may be synchronized with each other and/or with information related to... Agent: Smartdrive System , Inc.

20150105938 - Vehicle speed determination system, stability control system, and saddled vehicle having the same: A vehicle speed while curving through steering maneuver is determined. A vehicle speed determination system is applicable to a vehicle having a front wheel and a rear wheel. The system includes: a wheel speed sensor configured to detect a wheel speed Vf of the front wheel; and an arithmetic circuit... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150105944 - Accessory control with geo-fencing: A vehicle accessory can transmit a first signal to a mobile device, the first signal including a location of a vehicle. The mobile device can monitor its own location. The mobile device can assess whether one or more location-based criteria have been satisfied based on the location of the mobile... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150105943 - Devices, program products and computer implemented methods for touchless metrology having virtual zero-velocity and position update: Embodiments of a metrology device and a computer-implemented method generate survey data without touching the subsea objects being surveyed. The metrology device can include an inertial navigation system (INS) outputting position and orientation data of the metrology device; an aiding device positioned at a known distance and orientation with respect... Agent:

20150105941 - Method for securely authorizing vehicle owners to an in-vehicle telematics feature absent in-car screen: A system includes a processor configured to receive remote vehicle identification information and a user-confirmable vehicle variable value from a remote vehicle computing system. The processor is also configured to receive vehicle identification information and user-confirmable variable value user-input, input in conjunction with a remote process remote access request. Further,... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105942 - Wiper system and control method thereof: A wiper system and a control method thereof are provided. The wiper system includes a first camera provided inside a vehicle to photograph outside of the vehicle beyond a windshield glass. A wiper apparatus removes foreign materials from the windshield glass, and a body control module operates the wiper apparatus.... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150105945 - Control interface for leading and trailng edge devices: A system for controlling a high-lift device of an aircraft may include an interface for placement in a flight deck of an aircraft. The interface may include an edge control device for controlling a position of the high-lift device. The interface may be operable to select any of a plurality... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150105946 - Three-dimensional manipulation of teams of quadrotors: A system and method is described for controlling flight trajectories of at least two flying vehicles towards goal positions. The system includes at least two flying vehicles with onboard inertial measurement units for determining and updating orientation, angular velocities, position and linear velocities of the at least two flying vehicles,... Agent: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

20150105954 - Drive control device for hybrid vehicle: A drive control device for a hybrid vehicle is provided with a differential device including four rotary elements; and an engine, first and second electric meter motors and an output rotary member which are respectively connected to the four rotary elements. One of the four rotary elements is constituted by... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150105949 - Hybrid vehicle control for traveling over a grade: A method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having an engine includes automatically stopping the engine in response to vehicle power demand dropping below currently available electrical power, and automatically starting the engine when vehicle power demand is at a first offset below currently available electrical power to reduce a time... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105950 - Method and system for controlling torque in an electric drive powertain: This disclosure provides a method of controlling an electric drive powertrain system. The method includes providing an electric motor capable of running between a motor minimum speed and a motor maximum speed such that the electric motor can produce different amounts of torque between a first region defined between the... Agent:

20150105958 - Method for controlling an internal combustion engine and an e-machine of an hybrid electrical vehicle: A method for controlling an internal combustion engine and an E-machine of a hybrid electrical vehicle. In this case, the control of the internal combustion engine takes place as a function of a current and an expected waste heat of an electrical drive of the hybrid electrical vehicle.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150105955 - Power system of electric vehicle, electric vehicle comprising the same and method for heating battery group of electric vehicle: A power system of an electric vehicle, an electric vehicle including the same and a method for heating a battery group of the electric vehicle are provided. The power system comprises: a battery group; a battery heater connected with the battery group; a battery management device connected with the battery... Agent:

20150105956 - Power system of electric vehicle, electric vehicle comprising the same and method for heating battery group of electric vehicle: A power system of an electric vehicle, an electric vehicle comprising the same and a method for heating a battery group of the electric vehicle are provided. The power system comprises: a battery group; a battery heater, in which the battery heater comprises a output power adjusting module configure to... Agent:

20150105951 - Regenerative braking in the presence of an antilock braking system control event: A hybrid electric vehicle includes at least one wheel, a friction brake, a motor, and at least one controller. The friction brake is coupled to the wheel and configured to provide friction brake torque, and the motor is coupled to the wheel and configured to provide regenerative brake torque. The... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105947 - System and method for adjusting battery pack state of charge limits: Systems and methods for operating a battery pack supplying power to propel a vehicle are disclosed. One example method comprises, adjusting a battery pack state of charge window in response to vehicle mass. Adjusting the battery pack state of charge window in response to vehicle mass may allow the battery... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105948 - System and method for adjusting battery pack state of charge thresholds: Systems and methods for operating a battery pack supplying power to propel a vehicle are disclosed. One example method includes, increasing a battery pack state of charge window in response to a negative grade of a section of road a vehicle is traveling. The method also includes decreasing the battery... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105952 - System and method for controlling air supply of fuel cell vehicle: A method for controlling an air supply of a fuel cell vehicle is provided. In particular, an air supply of a fuel cell vehicle is controlled by calculating an available power which is currently being used by a vehicle; calculating a motoring request power from a driving motor, based on... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150105957 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle includes an engine, a first MG, a second MG, a main battery which can be charged and discharged, and a heating device. The heating device includes an exhaust heater which uses an exhaust heat of the engine, and a heat pump system which uses an electric power of... Agent:

20150105959 - Vehicle stabilization for a hybrid vehicle in the event of brake slip of the drive wheels or increased risk thereof: A method and system are provided for vehicle stabilization of a hybrid vehicle in an event of brake slip of the drive wheels or an increased risk thereof. The method presupposes that the hybrid vehicle includes, between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor, a clutch by which the... Agent:

20150105953 - Vibration control apparatus of vehicle with motor: A vehicle vibration control apparatus includes a motor for supplying driving torque; left and right drive wheels at the s ends of a drive shaft rotated by driving torque produced by a motor; ABS for controlling braking force applied with the drive wheels; and a control unit for controlling the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150105962 - Autonomous systems, methods, and apparatus for ag based operations: The use of self-powered, autonomous vehicles in agricultural and other domestic applications is provided. The vehicles include a self-propelled drive system, tracks or wheels operatively connected to the drive system, a power supply operatively connected to the drive system, an attachment mechanism for attaching equipment to the vehicle, and an... Agent:

20150105963 - Autonomous systems, methods, and apparatus for ag based operations: The use of self-powered, autonomous vehicles in agricultural and other domestic applications is provided. The vehicles include a self-propelled drive system, tracks or wheels operatively connected to the drive system, a power supply operatively connected to the drive system, an attachment mechanism for attaching equipment to the vehicle, and an... Agent:

20150105961 - Autonomous vehicle and task modelling: A method, and apparatus for the performance thereof, comprising providing a first meta-model (8, 9) thereby providing a basis for a first model; providing a second meta-model (8, 9) thereby providing a basis for a second model; providing the first model; and using the first model and a set of... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20150105960 - Autonomous vehicle media control: An event is detected arising during autonomous operation of a vehicle. An index in media content associated with the event is identified. At least one instruction is provided to a media module to pause or modify play of the media content based on the event.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105964 - Method and apparatus for simultaneous localization and mapping of mobile robot environment: Techniques that optimize performance of simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) processes for mobile devices, typically a mobile robot. In one embodiment, erroneous particles are introduced to the particle filtering process of localization. Monitoring the weights of the erroneous particles relative to the particles maintained for SLAM provides a verification that... Agent: Neato Robotics, Inc.

20150105965 - Autonomous systems, methods, and apparatus for ag based operations: The use of self-powered, autonomous vehicles in agricultural and other domestic applications is provided. The vehicles include a self-propelled drive system, tracks or wheels operatively connected to the drive system, a power supply operatively connected to the drive system, an attachment mechanism for attaching equipment to the vehicle, and an... Agent:

20150105966 - Condition based lifing of gas turbine engine components: A system and methods for the condition based lifing of a gas turbine engine component is disclosed. The system and methods determine the stress and caused by fatigue and creep for each load cycle of the gas turbine engine, and use a ductility exhaustion method to combine the fatigue and... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated

20150105967 - Plug-in communication device for a motor vehicle: An apparatus for transferring data from a motor vehicle to a remote data processing system includes a first plug-in device for insertable into an on-board diagnostic (OBD) port of the vehicle and a second plug-in device insertable into a power socket of the vehicle. The first plug-in device receives power... Agent:

20150105968 - Computerized vehicle maintenance management system with embedded stochastic modelling: A computerized maintenance management system for vehicles comprises a data warehouse, comprising a communications link for receiving data relating to vehicle maintenance, a storage component for storing received data, and a modeling component comprising modeling algorithms stored within the data warehouse. The modeling component is thus able to process the... Agent:

20150105969 - System and methods for evaporative emissions leak detection based on a vehicle location: A method for detecting evaporative emissions system leaks, comprising: adjusting a leak detection threshold based on a vehicle geographical location including jurisdiction borders; and indicating a leak based on the adjusted threshold. In this way, a vehicle may perform OBD EVAP leak tests in accordance with local regulations. This method... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105970 - Global airframe health characterization: According to one aspect, a controller, including a processor, sets an initial vibration frequency to be applied to an airframe. The controller commands one or more force generators to apply a vibratory load to the airframe at the initial vibration frequency. The controller determines a vibration response of the airframe... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20150105972 - Hand held data retrieval device with fixed solution capability: A diagnostic scan tool is provided including a connect/configure module for establishing a communication link between the scan tool and a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU). A vehicle specification module operates to identify a vehicle under test in response to receipt of a vehicle identification number (VIN). A trouble code... Agent:

20150105971 - Wireless automotive interface device: A method of automatically establishing a data connection between a wireless automotive interface component and a mobile communication device, comprising: providing a wireless automotive interface component connected to a vehicle's On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port, the interface component comprising: a short range communication module; and a vehicle network protocol interface; providing... Agent:

20150105973 - Vehicle network health assessment: Determining a vehicle health status includes sending a request to a gateway device to initiate a diagnostic test for a vehicle network. The request includes an instruction to measure, for a predefined period of time, a voltage produced by the gateway device. The vehicle health status is further determined by... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150105975 - Electropneumatic towing stabilizer system: An automatic stability control system is provided which determines the lateral acceleration and lateral velocity of a towed trailer and forward velocity of the tow vehicle. When the lateral acceleration and/or velocity of the towed trailer exceeds predetermined values established for the current forward velocity of the tow vehicle, the... Agent:

20150105976 - Processing method, program, processing apparatus, and detection system: A processing method for a processing apparatus, the processing method causing a computer of the processing apparatus to execute steps comprising: detecting a position and a state of a passenger inside a vehicle on the basis of information indicating a state of space including seats of the vehicle, the information... Agent:

20150105974 - Snow plow blade detection and compensation system: A snow plow blade detection and compensation system and method operable to detect when a plow blade is attached to the vehicle and then, when the driver is in plowing mode, take appropriate compensating actions. The systems and methods may include: (1) computer vision based recognition of plow blade position,... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105977 - Air suspension system and control method thereof: Disclosed is a control method of an air suspension system includes: sensing an error of a tire or an air spring; and controlling the height of a peripheral air spring based on the tire or the air spring in which the error occurs.... Agent:

20150105978 - Vehicle braking/driving force control apparatus: When an ECU carries out vehicle yaw motion control on such a vehicle that a conversion rate of converting the braking/driving force into a vertical force is larger on rear wheels than on front wheels, a driver-requested braking/driving force is distributed to the four wheels so that a distribution ratio... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150105979 - Data-logging truck control system: A data-logging truck control system controls magnetorheological fluid dampers to protect a data-logging equipment payload of a data-logging truck from vibration and/or impulse shock forces.... Agent:

20150105980 - Power steering system, vehicle equipped with same, and control method thereof: Power steering system including: an electric pump to supply fluid to a power steering unit; and an engine control unit (ECU) to control an amount of the fluid by a rotation speed of the electric pump. The ECU includes a first device for calculating an on-slope standby rotation speed and... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited

20150105981 - Steering systems and methods for supporting the straight running of a vehicle: A steering system is provided to support a straight running of a vehicle. The steering system included an active steering assistance system, a support torque section, and a correction section. The support torque section is configured to calculate a supporting torque based on a steering torque applied to a steering... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105982 - Vehicle collision determination apparatus: A vehicle collision determination apparatus includes a first sensor and a second sensor provided in a cabin of a vehicle, and a determining portion that determines severity of a frontal collision of the vehicle based on the difference between an output from the first sensor and an output from the... Agent:

20150105983 - Power split tailgate system and method: A power split tailgate system is provided that allows each of an upper and a lower tailgate door to be simultaneously or independently driven between open and closed positions. The tailgate system may be operated in a chauffer mode where the lower tailgate door is opened to allow for the... Agent:

20150105984 - Agricultural harvester configured to control a biomass harvesting rate based upon soil effects: An agricultural harvester (100) has a control system (166) that is configured to control a biomass harvesting rate based upon electronically calculated soil effects.... Agent:

20150105985 - Seed research plot planter and field layout system: A seed research plot planter includes a rotating seed plate for picking up and transporting seeds from a seed chamber to a release point, and a sensor that detects the rotational position of the seed plate. A distance measuring device measures a distance traveled by the planter. A controller uses... Agent:

20150105987 - Apparatus and method for measuring rotation speeds of tires of vehicle: The present invention relates detecting the rotation speed of tires for a vehicle. In the present invention, signals are received from a plurality of wheel speed sensors, a reverse gear sensor, and a brake sensor. Errors of the wheel speed sensors are estimated using the received signals, a signal having... Agent: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.

20150105986 - Method for detecting the origin position of a shift element: A method for recording an initial position of at least one positive-locking shifting element (A, F) of a transmission of a vehicle is proposed, whereas an initial position of the shifting element (A, F) is determined and assigned depending on a recorded operating pressure curve (III) for the actuation of... Agent:

20150105988 - Automatic transmission and method for controlling same: The automatic transmission includes a first friction engagement element which is engaged when a first gear position is realized and disengaged when a second gear position is realized, a second friction engagement element which is engaged when the second gear position is realized and disengaged when the first gear position... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20150105989 - Method for supporting a traffic-light-sequence assistant of a vehicle, said assistant detecting traffic lights: The invention relates to a method for supporting a traffic-light-sequence assistant of a vehicle (10), said assistant detecting the traffic light sequences of traffic lights (11) by means of a camera (1). The invention provides that when traffic lights (11) are detected in the visual range (1a) of the camera... Agent:

20150105990 - Predictive vehicle stability control method: A method of controlling vehicle stability includes the steps of obtaining a measured yaw rate from the vehicle, generating a predicted yaw rate based on the measured yaw rate, calculating a first error signal based on a difference between the measured yaw rate and a desired yaw rate, calculating a... Agent:

20150105991 - Method and apparatus for controlling an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle: A method for controlling an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle includes detecting a driving situation of the motor vehicle and determining a setpoint torque (M2) based on the detected driving situation. An expected driving situation of the motor vehicle is ascertained and a torque reserve is determined based... Agent:

20150105992 - Vehicle drive train control method and system: A vehicle traction system includes a first traction wheel forming part of a first propulsion system including a mechanical drive train, a second traction wheel forming part of a second propulsion system including a hydraulic pump for powering a hydraulic motor, one sensor indicating a take-off condition, and a control... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20150105993 - System and apparatus for controlling speed in excess speed enforcement section: An apparatus and method for controlling a speed in an excess speed enforcement section are provided. The method includes determining one of a target speed, a lower limit speed, and a speed limit as a final target speed using a relationship between a target speed, a lower limit speed, and... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150105994 - Motor vehicle, and method relating to the turning off of a drive device in a motor vehicle: A motor vehicle has a drive device, a control device for starting and turning off the drive device and a detection device for monitoring the presence of a person in the motor vehicle. The control device is designed to turn off the drive device if the detection device signals that... Agent:

20150105997 - Method and device for monitoring a drive of a motor vehicle: A method for the safe operation of a drive of a motor vehicle, including rotational speed monitoring in which, if an actual rotational speed (n) of an internal combustion engine exceeds a predefinable lower rotational speed threshold (n_max_lower), a fault response action is carried out, the fault response action being... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150105996 - Viscosity detection using starter motor: Various methods for inferring oil viscosity and/or oil viscosity index in an internal combustion engine are provided. In one example, a new control method comprises cranking the engine during a start mode with an electric motor connected to a substantially constant source of electrical power, inferring engine oil viscosity based... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105995 - Viscosity detection using sump: Various methods for inferring oil viscosity and/or oil viscosity index in an internal combustion engine are provided. In one aspect, a new control method comprises: after engine shutdown, learning engine oil viscosity based on time to drain the oil back into an engine sump and oil temperature during the draining,... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150105998 - Controlling method for flame jet ignition engine: A controlling method for a flame jet ignition engine includes: a setting step of setting a map as a low load operation region, a medium load operation region, and a high load operation region depending on a load which is measured at the time of the driving of the engine;... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150106000 - Method of controlling an automatic engine stop during coasting phase: The present disclosure provides a method of controlling an automatic engine stop of an automotive system, during a coasting phase. A dynamic speed threshold is calculated as a minimum value of a plurality of dynamic speed values. Each dynamic speed value is calculated as a function of an automotive system... Agent:

20150105999 - Vehicle auto-stop control in the vicinity of an emergency vehicle: A stop/start vehicle includes an engine and a stop/start system that selectively prevents an auto stop or auto start of the engine in response to a detected vehicle proximity and direction of travel relative to an emergency vehicle. The stop/start system may be programmed to prevent an auto stop of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150106002 - Display device for vehicle: A vehicle speed acquisition unit acquires speed information indicating a vehicle speed. An output acquisition unit acquires output information indicating an output of a drive unit that drives the vehicle. An output rate derivation unit derives an output rate indicating a ratio of the output to a rated output of... Agent:

20150106003 - Method and system for improved fuel mileage measurement: The subject invention is directed to a method and system for generating an improved fuel mileage value for a powered vehicle. Said method and system take into account real-time operational parameters of a vehicle, such as the rate of fuel consumption, vehicle velocity, vehicle acceleration and deceleration, the kinetic and... Agent:

20150106001 - Vehicle fueling route planning: An estimated fuel consumption may be determined for a route for a vehicle. At least in part on the estimated fuel consumption, it may be determined that an amount of fuel in the vehicle is insufficient for the vehicle to traverse the route and/or one or more waypoints may be... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150106004 - Auto recognition of at least one standoff target to determine position information for a mobile machine: A method and system for auto recognition of at least one standoff target to determine position information for a mobile machine. One example automatically scans for at least one standoff target. A location for the at least one standoff target is determined. In addition, a distance and direction between the... Agent:

20150106005 - Methods and systems for avoiding a collision between an aircraft on a ground surface and an obstacle: The disclosed embodiments relate to methods and systems for avoiding a collision between an aircraft on the ground and an obstacle. The method includes receiving a direction signal from a sensor indicating the forward direction of the aircraft and receiving a video image from a camera representing a field of... Agent: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

20150106006 - Method of route scheduling and devices thereof: A method of planning a route for a plurality of destinations, including: a mobile device receiving information about a plurality of destinations for a day, the information including an address, a time and a duration; the mobile device calculating a start time and a stop time for each of the... Agent:

20150106008 - Devices and methods for passive navigation: Devices and methods are disclosed for determining position and controlling navigation by sensing movement through the Earth's magnetic field. Change in position is determined by integrating velocity which has been normalized for spatial and temporal field variation. Position is registered with respect to starting point and/or subsequently detected environmental feature.... Agent:

20150106007 - Driving support apparatus: A driving support apparatus 1 performs a driving support based on travel data obtained while a driver causes a vehicle to travel by a driving operation. The apparatus includes storage units 20 and 41 that store a vehicle speed at each position on a traveling route using the vehicle speed... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150106009 - Apparatus and method for integrated positioning: Provided is an apparatus and method associated with a location based service, and an apparatus for integrated positioning that may sense positioning-associated information that is in proximity to a user. The apparatus may hierarchically classify the sensed positioning-associated information into multiple categories of accuracy based on a predetermined criterion, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150106010 - Aerial data for vehicle navigation: An aerial image is received. A portion of the aerial image is identified that represents an area of interest that includes a vehicle. The portion of the aerial image is analyzed to generate an identification of one or more objects in the area of interest related to a route of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150106011 - Systems and methods for initiating mapping exit routines and rating highway exits: Systems and methods are provided for inferring a user's intent to stop at a predefined location or breakpoint along a predetermined route, such as an exit along a highway, and to enable users to report back to systems maintaining exit or breakpoint POI data. An application executing on a user's... Agent: Mapquest, Inc.

20150106012 - Simplified audio navigation instructions: In some implementations, a mobile device can be configured to provide simplified audio navigation instructions. The simplified audio navigation instructions can provide a reduced set of audio navigation instructions so that the audio instructions are only presented to the user when the user wishes to or needs to hear the... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150106013 - Navigation device, server, navigation method and program: When a navigation device receives an input of speech from a user, it transmits data of inputted speech to a server and receives a speech recognition result. If a guide route includes a communication impossible area, the navigation device obtains terminal-use speech recognition data necessary for the navigation device to... Agent:

20150106014 - Apparatus and method for providing map data and system thereof: A system and a method are provided that are capable of providing map data for supporting a variety of user network environments and selecting data zones freely. A navigation terminal includes a reception unit adapted to receive a file in which map data of a specific zone is stored, from... Agent:

  
04/09/2015 > 64 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.

20150100178 - Driving support device, vehicle, and control program: There is provided a driving support device includes a communication unit configured to perform communication with another vehicle; a storage unit configured to store reference information including information regarding positional relationship of the another vehicle with respect to an own-vehicle, information regarding a direction of relative displacement of the another... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150100177 - Parking support apparatus: A parking support apparatus includes: a host vehicle positional information acquisition unit acquiring host vehicle positional information indicating a current position of a vehicle; an obliqueness calculation unit calculating obliqueness between a vehicle length direction and a longitudinal direction of the parking lot, based on the host vehicle positional information;... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150100179 - System and method for dynamic in-vehicle virtual reality: A computer-implemented method and system for in-vehicle dynamic virtual reality includes determining a spatial environment around a vehicle and one or more maneuver paths for the vehicle in the spatial environment. The method includes updating a virtual view based on the spatial environment and the maneuver paths. Updating the virtual... Agent:

20150100183 - Aircraft instrument and backup power therefor provided by magneto p-lead: An aircraft instrument includes an engine display area providing aircraft engine parameters simultaneously with an electrical system display area that selectively provides one of a plurality of aircraft electrical system parameter displays. In the event of an aircraft electrical power supply failure, the instrument may be automatically powered by otherwise... Agent:

20150100180 - Electricity generation system: An electricity generation system according to the present invention comprises a first electric generator designed to generate electricity by rotation of a high-pressure shaft of a compressor constituting a jet engine, a second electric generator designed to generate electricity by rotation of a low-pressure shaft of the compressor, a power... Agent: Ihi Aerospace Co., Ltd.

20150100181 - Electrified rotorcraft: An electrified propulsion system for a rotary wing aircraft includes a flight control computer that receives a signal indicative of a power demand on an engine; an engine control system that is in communication with the engine and is configured to control operation of the engine at a selected operating... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20150100182 - Method for fighter takeoff and landing within ultra-short distance (ultra-stol): A method for a fix-wing fighter to take off and land on an ultra-short distance is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for a fighter to take off with an ultra-short distance may include providing a runway on a predetermined height, wherein the runway is shorter than a normal runway;... Agent:

20150100184 - System and method for computing mach number and true airspeed: A system and method are provided for calculating Mach number and true airspeed without reference to data from a pitot static sensor. The true airspeed and Mach number are calculated using the altitude information from GPS, IRS, Radio Altimeter and other onboard sensors other than the air data computer (ADC).... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20150100185 - Arrangement and method in a ship: A ship is disclosed which can include a hull, at least one propulsion unit having a propulsion engine, transmission, at least one propeller connected via the transmission to the propulsion engine, and an oscillation sensor situated in a vicinity of the at least one propeller in order to sense cavitation... Agent:

20150100186 - Synchronous drive trim alignment device: A unique method for automatically monitoring, trimming, and adjusting or synchronizing multi-propeller drives of a boat to remain aligned with each other in the desired trim positions during operation. In each instance that a driver or operator activates all of the stern drives at the same time to adjust or... Agent:

20150100188 - Method and apparatus for operating a battery arrangement of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method (40) for operating a battery arrangement (14) of a motor vehicle (10), in particular a traction battery of the motor vehicle (10), wherein expected environmental conditions and/or use parameters of the motor vehicle (10) are determined (42), wherein an expected withdrawal of energy from... Agent:

20150100187 - Method of operating an electric or hybrid vehicle: A method of controlling a motor in a hybrid electric vehicle mitigates the risk of an incorrectly wired or incorrectly connected wiring harness. Following the connection or re-connection of a wiring harness, the vehicle responds to a torque request by limiting the magnitude of the motor torque until the proper... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150100192 - Apparatus and method for controlling autonomous vehicle platooning: An apparatus and method for controlling autonomous vehicle platooning are disclosed. The apparatus for controlling autonomous vehicle platooning includes a frame format configuration unit, a synchronization unit, and a contention window assignment unit. The frame format configuration unit configures the format of a frame included in a communication channel applicable... Agent:

20150100190 - Monitoring autonomous vehicle braking: Instructions are provided to a vehicle braking mechanism for autonomous operation of the braking mechanism. At least one first parameter is retrieved for governing control of the braking mechanism. The first parameter is applied to operation of the braking mechanism. Data is collected relating to operation of the vehicle. At... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150100191 - Monitoring autonomous vehicle steering: A vehicle steering mechanism is autonomously operated. At least one first parameter for governing control of a steering mechanism is retrieved. The first parameter is applied to operation of the steering mechanism. Data is collected relating to operation of the vehicle. At least one second parameter for governing control of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150100193 - Parking assistance device: A parking assistance device includes: a route information storage unit storing in advance route information indicating a travel route at the time of parking, the route information being stored according to the forward start position; an inclination calculation unit configured to calculate a current inclination of a vehicle length direction... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150100189 - Vehicle-to-infrastructure communication: A vehicle system includes at least one autonomous driving sensor that detects a location of a target vehicle, a communication device that receives infrastructure information from an infrastructure device, and a processing device that controls operation of at least one vehicle subsystem according to the infrastructure information. An exemplary method... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150100194 - Trajectory generation device, moving object, trajectory generation method: A trajectory generation device includes a storage unit that stores a plurality of trajectories; a trajectory acquisition unit that acquires a trajectory, corresponding to an environment similar to a current environment, from the plurality of trajectories stored in the storage unit; and a trajectory generation unit that calculates a longest... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150100195 - Routing evaluation events: A method of task management for a vehicle telematics unit, including the steps of receiving at a vehicle task manager (VTM) a requested vehicle telematics unit task; receiving at the task manager a first evaluation event for a first condition having a THEN relation with a second condition, the first... Agent: General Motors LLC

20150100196 - System and method for display of information using a vehicle-mount computer: A system and method displays information using a vehicle-mount computer. The system includes (i) an input device and a display device for inputting and displaying information; (ii) a motion detector for detecting vehicle motion; (iii) a proximity sensor for detecting proximity to an item; and (vi) a vehicle-mount computer in... Agent:

20150100197 - Securing vehicle service tool data communications: A system and method of securely communicating information between a vehicle and a central facility includes receiving at a vehicle diagnostic tool a challenge query from the vehicle; establishing a wireless connection between the vehicle diagnostic tool and a central facility; transmitting the challenge query from the vehicle diagnostic tool... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150100198 - Health management of rechargeable batteries: A vehicle includes a body and at least one propulsion unit operatively coupled to the body. The vehicle also includes an electrical power system at least partially disposed within the body. The electrical power system includes a rechargeable battery and a health management unit operatively coupled to the rechargeable battery.... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150100199 - Vehicle location and fault diagnostic systems and methods: A fault diagnostic system of a vehicle includes: a global positioning system (GPS) receiver and a diagnostic module. The GPS receiver determines a location of the vehicle. The diagnostic module diagnoses a fault in a component of the vehicle. In response to the diagnosis of the fault, the diagnostic module... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150100200 - Calibration data selection: A system is provided that includes an audio source configured to drive at least one audio output and a module under calibration integrated in a vehicle. The module under calibration is configured to receive a calibration command sequence from the audio source and decode the calibration command sequence into a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150100201 - Aircraft part and subassembly damage reporting method, system and mobile computer software application: A preferred method of the invention is executed by code stored on a non-transient medium to control a portable computing device with a touchscreen. The code generates graphical interfaces includes an application that allows a user to capture necessary data for reporting data to permit quick and efficient diagnoses of... Agent:

20150100202 - Driving information restoration system and method for vehicle: A driving information restoration system of a vehicle includes: a cluster configured to be operated in a receiving standby mode or transmit driving information stored therein to a diagnosis system depending on a comparison result of the driving information stored therein and driving information stored in controller, display hot key... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150100204 - Handle switch device: There is provided a handle switch device provided at a position adjacent to a grip part at an end portion of a handle and provided with a control device for controlling an operation of a predetermined vehicle-mounted device by an operation of a passenger. The control device includes a touch... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation

20150100203 - In-vehicle lighting device and operating method: e

20150100206 - Methods and apparatus for supspension adjustment: A shock absorber includes a gas spring cylinder containing a piston moveable between an extended position and a compressed position within the gas spring cylinder. A mechanical actuator is arranged whereby a bleed port is automatically closed when the gas spring is compressed to a predetermined position corresponding to a... Agent:

20150100205 - Vehicle braking/driving force control apparatus: Provided is a vehicle braking/driving force control apparatus for securing travel stability of a vehicle by priority when a slip occurs on a wheel for generating a braking/driving force while a plurality of motions are controlled. An electronic control unit identifies a slipping wheel having the maximum slip ratio (Si... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150100207 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system which can ensure high reliability, real-time processing, and expandability with a simplified ECU configuration and a low cost by backing up an error through coordination in the entire system without increasing a degree of redundancy of individual controllers beyond the least necessary level. The vehicle control... Agent:

20150100209 - Method and apparatus for providing a safing function in a restraining system: An apparatus (10) is provided for controlling an actuatable restraint (14, 16) in a vehicle (12). An sensor (24) is mounted in the vehicle (12) and outputs an electrical signal having a characteristic indicative of a vehicle event. A discrimination circuit (42) is coupled to the sensor (24) and determines... Agent:

20150100208 - Method for activating safety systems of a vehicle: A method for activating safety systems of a motor vehicle, the method including the steps of: monitoring signals from at least one vehicle sensor; analysing the signals from the at least one sensor to determine that the vehicle appears to be involved in a particular one of a plurality of... Agent:

20150100210 - Reach truck: Reach truck 1 with a control system 2 for controlling the lowering movement of a fork 10, the control system 2 comprising a height sensor 20, for determining the lifting height h of the fork 10 of the reach truck 1, a proportional electrical hydraulic valve 50 connected to a... Agent:

20150100211 - Energy-based shift control of a binary clutch assembly: A vehicle includes an engine and a transmission assembly having a stationary member, gear sets, an input member connected to one of the plurality of gear sets, a binary clutch assembly, and a transmission control module (TCM). The binary clutch assembly includes a freewheeling element which holds torque only in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150100212 - System and method of controlling fail safe for hybrid vehicle: A system and method of controlling a fail-safe for a vehicle is provided. The method includes determining, by a controller, that remaining hydraulic pressure exists in the clutch when the clutch is not opened and a target value of oil pressure for opening the clutch is maintained for a predetermined... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150100215 - Method for adjusting a parking brake in a vehicle: In a method for adjusting the clamping force which is exerted by a parking brake and is generated by an electric brake motor, in the event of a jump in the voltage or the current of the electric brake motor, a correction current is ascertained on which the calculation of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150100214 - System and method for estimating allowable regenerative braking of vehicle: A system and a method for estimating regenerative braking of a vehicle are provided to correct allowable regenerative braking and braking linearity by estimating allowable regenerative braking in consideration of a current status of a battery and a motor. The system for estimating allowable regenerative braking for a vehicle, includes:... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150100213 - Vehicle alerting device: A vehicle alerting device is to be mounted to a rear side portion of a vehicle and includes first and second groups of light emitting components mounted to a base seat, and a central control unit receiving a brake lamp signal and turn signals from the vehicle, and controlling activation... Agent:

20150100216 - Adaptive cruise control with on-ramp detection: Methods and systems for controlling the speed of a host vehicle during an on-ramp merging situation. One method includes identifying a position of an upcoming on-ramp merging with a lane where the host vehicle is currently traveling based on lane markings identified in an image captured by a forward-facing image... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150100217 - Preceding vehicle selection apparatus: A preceding vehicle selection apparatus estimates a curvature of a traveling road on which an own vehicle is traveling, detects an object ahead of the own vehicle, and determines a relative position in relation to the own vehicle, for each object ahead. Based on the estimated curvature and the determined... Agent:

20150100218 - Sudden acceleration shutdown device using hydraulic brake pressure detector to disable vehicle on driver panic: A safety shutdown system for a vehicle has a device for detecting a panic-level force applied to a vehicle control with a first state indicative of no detected panic-level forces, and a second state indicative of detected panic-level force. This device is coupled to disable a powerplant of the vehicle... Agent:

20150100220 - Aircraft engine fuel system: This invention concerns a method of delivering fuel to an aircraft engine 60, which involves providing a plurality of distinct fuel sources 20, 22, a first fuel source 20 comprising a first fuel having a first aromatic content and a second fuel source 22 comprising a second fuel having a... Agent:

20150100219 - Fuel delivery system: This invention concerns a fuel delivery system for an engine, in which two or more discrete fuel compositions are made available to the engine. The system has a vapour trail detection sensor configured to generate a detection signal indicative of a characteristic of a vapour trail. A regulator is configured... Agent:

20150100221 - Noise/vibration reduction control: In one aspect, a system for reducing noise or vibration generated by an internal combustion engine is described. An engine controller is arranged to generate firing information suitable for operating the working chambers of the engine in a skip fire manner to deliver a desired amount of torque. A noise/vibration... Agent:

20150100222 - Automated holding method for a vehicle on a slope: A method for holding a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, on a slope in an automated manner, wherein a vehicle driver allows the vehicle to stop on the slope, wherein the vehicle rolls on the slope in a manner largely uninfluenced by the vehicle driver, and wherein, after this,... Agent:

20150100224 - Driving support system, driving support method, and in-vehicle unit: Traffic information is provided to an in-vehicle unit of a vehicle located in a shadow portion of a large-sized vehicle and to an in-vehicle unit of a vehicle at a location separated from an intersection 193. A UHF beacon unit 112 is installed at the intersection 193, thereby distributing the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150100223 - Operator free system for self-propelled small cars for children: An operator free system permitting use by children of self-propelled vehicles has a track delimited by a fence. An input door device allows access into the track by only one child a time, an access detector signaling each child's entry. One exit door device allows exit from the track, an... Agent:

20150100225 - Method and device for cooperatively based navigation: A method for navigation by road users in the area of a traffic congestion, includes the steps of determining a group of road users in the area of the traffic congestion, who are users of a predetermined service, the capturing of travel data of the members of the group, the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150100226 - Efficiency gauge for plug-in electric vehicle: A user interface for a vehicle may include an information display configured to display an efficiency gauge having an efficiency indicator. The position of the efficiency indicator may correspond to a range per full charge value. The range per full charge value may be calculated based on an amount of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150100227 - Method for expanding aircraft center of gravity limitations: A method which creates a justification basis to expand an aircraft's Center of Gravity limitations, which are established by the aircraft designer; relating to aircraft landing gear strength assumptions. Strut load sensors such as pressure sensors are mounted in relation to each of the landing gear struts to monitor, measure... Agent:

20150100228 - Preceding vehicle selection apparatus: A preceding vehicle selection apparatus detects an object ahead of the own vehicle, and determines a relative position and a relative speed in relation to the own vehicle for each object ahead. Based on detection results of the object ahead, a lateral movement speed of the object ahead is determined.... Agent:

20150100231 - Navigation system for providing personalized directions: The disclosure includes a system and method for providing personalized recommendations. The system includes a navigation application comprising a route engine, an intersection extractor, a historical analyzer and a user interface module. The processing unit receives data and transmits the data to the corresponding component in the navigation application. The... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150100232 - Navigation system with content retrieving mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: determining a travel context with a control unit based on a vehicle information for identifying a vehicle; determining a restriction level based on the travel context for controlling a content retrieval by a head unit from a device; and determining the... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20150100229 - Navigation system with guidance delivery mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: receiving a navigation request for reaching a destination; generating a navigation information based on the navigation request; generating an information segment from the navigation information; and generating a transmission sequence for prioritizing an information type of the information segment for displaying... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20150100230 - Navigation system with travel information display mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: determining a designated location for estimating travel information; generating a travel information A for traveling from an designated location to a destination A; generating a travel information B for traveling from the designated location to a destination B; and presenting the... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20150100233 - Method of and system for assisting a computer aided dispatch center operator with dispatching and/or locating public safety personnel: A computer aided dispatch (CAD) center operator can view a displayed location indicator indicative of a last location of a public safety (PS) device on a geographic information system (GIS) map, together with a displayed confidence indicator indicative of the likelihood that the displayed last location of the PS device... Agent: Motorola Solutions, Inc

20150100234 - Method and device for operating a head-up display for a vehicle: Predefined route data for a driving route situated in front of the vehicle in the driving direction are provided. Further, at least one predefined predictive operating variable for the vehicle is provided. A three-dimensional model for a predefined environment of the vehicle is determined as a function of the route... Agent:

20150100235 - Seismic survey using an augmented reality device: Various implementations described herein are directed to a seismic survey using an augmented reality device. In one implementation, a method may include determining current location data of an augmented reality (AR) device in a physical environment. The method may also include receiving placement instructions for a first seismic survey equipment... Agent:

20150100236 - Navigation system: A navigation system for enabling a user to navigate via his computerized device without having to insert the address of the destination is disclosed herein. Such a system may be used by tourists, for example, who have difficulties to insert the details of the destination. Such a navigation system address... Agent:

20150100237 - Navigation system with mode based mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: identifying an activity area with a control unit based on a user's travel meeting or exceeding a travel threshold; determining a guidance mode based on a current location within the activity area and the current location for locating a device; and... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20150100238 - Large scale demand responsive transit framework: Described herein is a descriptive framework to facilitate large scale demand responsive transit. In accordance with one aspect of the framework, one or more trip requests from one or more commuter devices are received. A trip request indicates at least one start location and at least one end location. In... Agent:

20150100239 - Message filtering based on destination, plan, intent, expectation, or route: Systems and methods for disseminating messages to a user via a mobile computing device are provided. In an embodiment, a route of the mobile computing device that includes at least a destination and one or more segments is determined, and one or more generally-broadcast messages, each corresponding to a geographic... Agent: The Mitre Corporation

20150100240 - Generating dynamic vocabulary for personalized speech recognition: The disclosure includes technology for generating custom vocabularies for personalized speech recognition. The technology includes an example system including a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: detect a provisioning trigger event; determine a state of a journey associated with a user based on... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

  
04/02/2015 > 82 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20150094876 - Determining available storage capacity of a vehicle: Tracking remaining storage capacity of a vehicle using sensors via a wireless system of the vehicle is presented herein. A method can include receiving, by a system comprising a processor, first data representing an object; receiving, by the system, second data representing a storage space of a vehicle; and determining,... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20150094877 - Systems and methods for vehicle status notification: Methods and apparatus are provided for notifying a user of a condition of a vehicle. The method includes receiving sensor data from one or more sensors associated with one or more systems of the vehicle. The one or more sensors observe conditions associated with the one or more systems of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150094878 - Vehicle control apparatus: An apparatus for controlling operation of a vehicle that is communicable with a moving object through a portable terminal carried by the moving object, comprising: a receiving unit adapted to receive a moving plan of the moving object to be sent from the portable terminal, a driving plan preparing unit... Agent:

20150094881 - Dynamic geometry support for vehicle components: Apparatuses and methods for adjusting a position of at least one component of a vehicle for a user of the vehicle. A user is identified with a user key associated with the user. The user key and a vehicle identifier associated with the vehicle are transmitted to a server remote... Agent:

20150094880 - Dynamic stabilization system and methods: Systems and methods for stabilizing the steering and throttle of a radio-controlled (RC) vehicle are described herein. More specifically, sensors and circuitry are configured to control the wheel speed and wheel direction of a RC vehicle based on rotational information. In operation, one or more sensors may be configured to... Agent: Horizon Hobby, LLC

20150094879 - Self-propelled robot assistant: A self-propelled robot and method for operating the same are provided. The self-propelled robot includes a base, a drive motor, a communication transceiver, at least two laterally spaced-apart range finding sensors and a processor. The base defines a bottom of a payload receiving space. The drive motor is operable to... Agent:

20150094883 - Multi-part navigation process by an unmanned aerial vehicle for navigation: Embodiments described herein may relate to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) navigating to a target in order to provide medical support. An illustrative method involves a UAV (a) determining an approximate target location associated with a target, (b) using a first navigation process to navigate the UAV to the approximate... Agent:

20150094882 - Panel and system for aircraft cabin management: An aircraft cabin management panel and an aircraft cabin management system including the aircraft cabin management panel. The aircraft cabin management panel includes a user interface and a control unit configured to communicate a control instruction to at least one of a plurality of cabin components provided in an aircraft... Agent:

20150094884 - Regenerative braking emergency stop system: In a regenerative braking emergency stop system, a substation includes: a rectifier transformer configured to transform AC power received from outside; a rectifier configured to convert the transformed AC power into DC power; and a switch disposed on an electrical path between the rectifier and a power-feed rail and configured... Agent: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150094885 - Track-data verification: A track-data verification vehicle and method for verifying positive train control (PTC) track data. The vehicle includes a 360° camera and a precision positioning system co-located on a vertical axis on the vehicle. The 360° camera provides a video image with indicators that are useable to align an asset with... Agent: Herzog Technologies, Inc.

20150094886 - Jet propelled watercraft: A jet propelled watercraft includes a vessel body, a jet propulsion mechanism, an engine, at least one switch, and an emergency contact unit. The at least one switch includes an engine stop switch, a lanyard switch, and a rollover switch. The engine stop switch is configured to stop the engine... Agent:

20150094888 - Communication and control system and method regarding electric vehicle charging equipment for wireless electric vehicle electrical energy transfer: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically accessing energy impartation information regarding imparting of wireless electrical energy from one or more wireless electrical energy imparting stations to an electric vehicle, the energy impartation information including aspects regarding evidence of intended activity... Agent: Elwha LLC

20150094891 - Computer-implemented method for generating software, a battery, and a motor vehicle: The disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for generating software for a battery management unit. Said method comprises at least the step of: generating a central battery configuration. In addition, the disclosure relates to a battery that can be operated using the software, and to a motor vehicle which comprises... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20150094894 - Controller for hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle controller controls a start or a stop of an engine according to a heating requirement or an engine-warming requirement. When at least one of the heating requirement and the engine-warming requirement is generated and a state of charge (SOC) of a main battery is higher than a... Agent:

20150094887 - Device alignment in inductive power transfer systems: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for wireless power transfer and particularly wireless power transfer to remote systems such as electric vehicles. In one aspect, a wireless power receiver includes a first inductive element configured to receive wireless charging power from a transmitter. The wireless power receiver further includes... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150094895 - Engine control system: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting the operation of an electric coolant pump in a hybrid vehicle system. During vehicle compression braking conditions, a motor propels the vehicle while the engine spins un-fueled to absorb torque. During such conditions, the coolant pump is operated based on the absorbed torque... Agent:

20150094893 - Hybrid temperature regulation circuit: A temperature regulation apparatus for a hybrid vehicle having a forced induction combustion engine and an electric drive motor, the apparatus comprising: a temperature regulating circuit carrying a fluid coolant; a heat exchanger for cooling the coolant; and a first coolant pump for circulating the coolant around the temperature regulating... Agent: Mclaren Automotive Limited

20150094892 - Hybrid vehicle and control method for hybrid vehicle: A control device is configured to select one of a CD (Charge Depleting) mode in which an SOC of a power storage device is consumed and a CS (Charge Sustaining) mode in which the SOC is maintained within a predetermined range. The CS mode includes a first CS mode selected... Agent:

20150094890 - Method and device for controlling a pedal-operated vehicle: In a method for controlling a pedal- and motor-driven bicycle, the motor in the vehicle being able to assist the driver at least in a pushing operation, the movement or state variable of the pedal is compared with a threshold value in the pushing operation, and the driving of the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150094889 - Method for controlling regenerative braking of vehicle: A method for controlling regenerative braking of a vehicle is provided, in which a driving area of a motor is decided when shifting gears during regenerative braking, and an amount of regenerative braking is determined based on the decided result. The method includes a first process of deciding whether motor... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150094896 - Autonomous vehicle entertainment system: A vehicle system includes an autonomous mode controller and an entertainment system controller. The autonomous mode controller controls a vehicle in an autonomous mode. The entertainment system controller presents media content on a first display while the vehicle is operating in the autonomous mode and on a second display when... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150094897 - Autonomous vehicle entertainment system: A vehicle system includes an autonomous mode controller that controls a vehicle in an autonomous mode and an entertainment system controller that presents media content while the vehicle is operating in the autonomous mode. The entertainment system actuates a projection screen inside a passenger compartment of the vehicle and enables... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150094899 - Method for driver assistance system of a vehicle: a driver assistance system of a vehicle where the driver assistance system is able to control the vehicle at least partially automatically, a method alerts the driver to retake control of the vehicle from the driver assistance system based on the distance between the current location of the vehicle and... Agent:

20150094898 - Vehicle autonomous mode deactivation: A vehicle system includes an autonomous mode controller configured to control at least one vehicle subsystem when operating in an autonomous mode and a processing device configured to monitor a vehicle condition, compare the vehicle condition to a parameter defined by a maintenance schedule, and disable the autonomous mode when... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150094900 - Industrial vehicles with overhead light based localization: According to the embodiments described herein, a method for environmental based localization may include capturing an input image of a ceiling comprising a plurality of skylights. Features can be extracted from the input image. The features can be grouped into a plurality of feature groups such that each of the... Agent: Crown Equipment Limited

20150094901 - Method for operating a motor vehicle during and/or following a collision: A method for operating a motor vehicle (1), particularly the supply of power to a motor vehicle (1), during and/or in the time period following a collision, wherein the motor vehicle (1) is at least partially deenergized, wherein the supply of electrical power of a vehicle system (9) is determined... Agent: Audi Ag

20150094902 - Remote monitoring terminal device for mobile work vehicle or vessel: Disclosed is a remote monitoring terminal device for a mobile work vehicle or vessel, capable of informing the user of maximum, minimum, and average values for each sensor and a turn-on count of a switch. The remote monitoring terminal device includes: connection terminals; a data abridging control section for computing... Agent:

20150094903 - Vehicle diagnostic and prognostic systems and methods: A diagnostic device having a computer processor in communication with a wireless transceiver, the wireless transceiver capable of communication with a remote computer located remotely from the processor. The computer processor may be configured to enable the diagnostic device to select one or more variables from a database in communication... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150094904 - System and method for underwater vehicle simulation: System and method for using forecast ocean currents to improve the prediction of an underwater vessel's trajectory as compared to using a simple dead reckoned path determined by vessel commanded heading and speed through the water. System and method for position-tagging long-term underwater time series data collected by a submerged... Agent: The Government Of The United States, As Represented By The Secretary Of Navy

20150094905 - Vehicle inspection verification and diagnostic unit: A diagnostic display device is coupled to a vehicle data bus and receives vehicle identification information which is used to identify one or more expected onboard systems installed on the vehicle. Expected systems are queried to determine that they are present and operating properly. Presence and operation status information are... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

20150094906 - Vehicle monitoring system with multiple inputs for a tractor-trailer: A vehicle monitoring system for monitoring pressures on the service and emergency brakes, tires and suspension of a tractor trailer. The system also monitors electrical stoplight power to the ABS brakes as well as various additional vehicle systems listed within the claims. The monitoring system also provides visual and audible... Agent:

20150094907 - Method and device for detecting the condition of a driver: A method for determining a variable which represents the condition of a driver of a vehicle, the variable being determined independently of the time using at least one other variable representing the light intensity to which the driver is exposed.... Agent:

20150094908 - Laser radar apparatus: A laser radar apparatus includes a beam projecting unit and a beam receiving unit that receives via a glass surface a reflective wave occurring when a beam projected from the beam projecting unit is reflected from an object. The laser radar apparatus further includes control unit that commands a prompt... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150094909 - Method for operating a stabilizer arrangement: A method for operating a stabilizer arrangement which has two stabilizer modules and an actuator, wherein the stabilizer modules are arranged along an axle of a motor vehicle and are acted on by the actuator, wherein at least one kinematic variable of each wheel which is oriented in the vertical... Agent:

20150094911 - Device and method for determining the driving state of a vehicle: m

20150094914 - Method and apparatus for biological evaluation: A medical device for monitoring biological parameters through an Abreu Brain Thermal Tunnel (ABTT) is provided. By monitoring and analyzing the temperature of the ABTT, it is possible to diagnosis changes in a patient or subject under a variety of conditions, including predicting the course of medical conditions. Furthermore, since... Agent: Geelux Holding, Ltd.

20150094913 - Method and system for manoeuvring a mobile mining machine in a tunnel and a mobile mining machine: Method of manoeuvring a mobile mining machine including two or more self steered and optionally self propelled interconnected units being connected as train units over a respective articulating joint, said mobile mining machine having a forward and a backward direction, wherein in a tunnel following mode the method includes: —producing... Agent: Atlas Copco Rock Drills Ab

20150094912 - System and method for wheel disturbance order detection and correction: An active nibble control (ANC) includes an anti-notch filter that increases the gain margin of the control and, therefore, greater disturbance rejection. The closed loop frequency response of the ANC is further enhanced by the addition of a lag-lead phase compensator filter. The addition of the lag-lead compensation filter allows... Agent: Trw Automotive U.s. LLC

20150094910 - Vehicle multi-mode vertical-split-screen display: A vehicle information system includes a “portrait” in-dash touchscreen display for simultaneously displaying both vehicle-specific and application-specific information as vertically-stacked “landscape” renderings, or for displaying a selected one of either the vehicle-specific or application information as a single “portrait” rendering. A further region of the touchscreen's active surface, preferably along... Agent:

20150094915 - Lane keeping control system for vehicle: A vehicle lane keeping control system calculates a feedforward control amount on the basis of a vehicle traveling path, calculates a first positional deviation amount between a vehicle and a target course at a first forward attention point when the vehicle travels in a straight line to the first forward... Agent:

20150094917 - Agricultural devices, systems, and methods for determining soil and seed characteristics and analyzing the same: Agricultural seed planting systems are provided. In some aspects, the system includes a processing unit, a frame, a furrow opener coupled to the frame for opening a furrow in soil, and a sensor in communication with the processing unit and adapted to sense a characteristic associated with seed planting. The... Agent:

20150094916 - Systems, methods and apparatus for multi-row agricultural implement control and monitoring: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring and controlling an agricultural implement, including seed planting implements. Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for detecting seeds being conveyed by seed conveyor. Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring and controlling deposition of secondary crop inputs such as fertilizer and... Agent:

20150094918 - System, method, and vehicle for safe driving: The present invention provides a system, a method, and a vehicle for safe driving. The vehicle includes a speed sensor, an automatic gearbox, a processor, and a communication unit. The vehicle communicates with a server via the communication unit. The processor executes a determining module and a speed control module.... Agent:

20150094919 - Vehicle transmission: A vehicle transmission includes a main transmission, a sub-transmission, a sub-transmission shift position sensor, and a map switching device. The main transmission is an automatic transmission configured to perform gear shifting according to a gear shift map selected between a first gear shift map and a second gear shift map... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150094921 - Method and apparatus for controlling an automatic transmission: In a motor vehicle, the shifting characteristics for kick-down shifting for gear selection in the sense of a kick-down simulation are activated by at least one selection device by which the gears of the transmission can be manually shifted up and down in a manual mode, and by an electronic... Agent:

20150094920 - Method for damping vehicle drive train vibrations: A method for assuring that a signal, for damping drive train vibrations, is overlaid during the same time period as the drive train vibration, and not delayed by one time period. The method comprises the steps of continuously calculating a correction torque for the vibration damping, determining, through a parallel... Agent:

20150094923 - Method to control the torque transfer rate of a clutch, clutch control unit for a clutch and transmission with such a control unit: The disclosure relates to a procedure for controlling torque transmission rate of a clutch. The clutch is in connection with a transmission and an electric machine, configured to receive torque from the electric machine by a couple half of the clutch, and configured to produce a torque guiding connection between... Agent:

20150094922 - System and method for automatically calibrating the clutches within a transmission of a work vehicle: In one aspect, a computer-implemented method for automatically calibrating clutches within a transmission of a work vehicle may include determining, with a computing device, whether a plurality of predetermined conditions are satisfied for performing a clutch calibration on a clutch of the transmission. The predetermined conditions may require that the... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20150094926 - Braking system for a vehcile: A braking system for a vehicle includes a regenerative braking system and a friction braking system. The friction braking system includes one or more conventional friction brakes, and a cooling device operable to cool the one or more friction brakes. The regenerative braking system includes an electric motor that is... Agent: Bentley Motors Limited

20150094924 - Method and apparatus for performing driving assistance: The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for performing driving assistance for a controlled vehicle, involving determining a longitudinal acceleration target value on the basis of a lateral acceleration of the controlled vehicle and one or more setting parameters, and controlling a longitudinal acceleration of the controlled vehicle on... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20150094925 - Parking lock device for vehicle: A parking lock device for a vehicle includes: first left and right wheels; first left and right parking lock section of an engagement type which are arranged to fix the left and right wheels independently; second left and right wheels which are not provided with the left and right parking... Agent:

20150094928 - Driving assistance device: A driving assistance device that performs driving assistance based on a learning vehicle speed, including: a storage portion that stores vehicle speeds in relation to each place on a travel route for multiple times by using a vehicle speed acquired when a driver performs accelerating and decelerating operations to make... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150094927 - Method and apparatus for performing driving assistance: The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for performing driving assistance for a controlled vehicle, involving determining a first longitudinal acceleration target value on the basis of a lateral acceleration of the controlled vehicle, determining a second longitudinal acceleration target value on the basis of a target speed of... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20150094929 - Vehicle diagnostic and prognostic systems and methods: A vehicle computing system having a computer processor in communication with a wireless transceiver, such that the wireless transceiver is capable of communication with a wireless communication device located remotely from the processor. The computer processor is configured to receive one or more instructions from a remote server through the... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150094931 - Method for performing maintenance on an engine: A method for performing maintenance on an engine includes: providing an engine maintenance system including a database system having a database and a database management device: providing a first performance parameter stored in the database and characterizes an engine performance before an engine maintenance procedure; providing a maintenance parameter stored... Agent:

20150094930 - Minimum power consumption for cool down diagnostic based on cylinder deactivation: A diagnostic system for an engine of a vehicle includes a temperature determination module, a comparison module, and a fault indication module. The temperature determination module receives an indication of whether one or more cylinders within the engine are deactivated and selects a first temperature threshold based on the indication.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150094932 - Smart vehicle sensor: Various systems and methods are described for controlling operation of a motor vehicle based on a sensor. One example method comprises receiving sensed parameter data from the sensor, receiving calibration data from the sensor, and adjusting a vehicle operating parameter in response to the sensed parameter data and the calibration... Agent:

20150094933 - Cold start emissions reduction diagnostic system for an internal combustion engine: A cold start emissions reduction diagnostic system for an internal combustion engine includes a coolant temperature module including a coolant temperature input, and a memory module having a coolant temperature look-up table. The cold start controller also includes a cold start emissions reduction module configured to selectively compare coolant temperature... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150094934 - Engine rotational speed control device: An engine rotational speed control device (4) includes a noise removal processing unit (6) which corrects a command value, wherein the noise removal processing unit (6) is configured to set a current first output value (B(i)) to be identical to a previous first output value (B(i−1)) in a case where,... Agent:

20150094935 - Fuel conservation systems and methods: Methods and systems are described for conserving fuel used by an engine. In some embodiments a control module processes a user-provided input, as a first function, into a second function. The second function can be used to direct the engine with a directive output power. The directive output power may... Agent:

20150094936 - Industrial vehicle: An industrial vehicle which is equipped with an engine and having an Eco-mode in which torque of the engine is restricted includes an accelerator, an accelerator opening detector that detects an opening of the accelerator, a vehicle speed detector that detects a speed of the vehicle, an engine speed detector... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

20150094937 - Exiting vehicle transport mode using fuel level: A method for exiting the vehicle transport mode including placing the vehicle ignition in a predetermined position, monitoring the fuel level and exiting the vehicle transport mode when the fuel level exceeds a predetermined threshold. The method may also include the step of monitoring the inclination angle of the vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150094938 - System for preventing a mechanical damage of an internal combustion engine due to an inefficient lubrication of the engine itself: System for preventing a mechanical damage of an internal combustion engine, due to an inefficient lubrication of the engine itself, comprising means for measuring or estimating a pressure of a lubrication circuit (P) of the internal combustion engine, processing means (ECU) configured to activate means for preventing a mechanical damage... Agent:

20150094939 - Powertrain control system: Systems and methods are described for powertrain controls optimization. One method comprises adaptively learning engine settings for a sparse sample of a speed-load map, which includes engine operation at boundary conditions of a speed-load map, and generating a dynamic node look-up table based on the learned engine settings for the... Agent:

20150094940 - Method for transforming probe data across transportation modes: Disclosed herein is a method. A relationship between a first probe type and a second different probe type is determined. The first probe type includes one of a deficient probe or an abundant probe. The second different probe type includes the other of the deficient probe or the abundant probe.... Agent: Here Global B.v.

20150094941 - Filtering road traffic data from multiple data sources: Techniques are described for assessing road traffic conditions in various ways based on obtained traffic-related data, such as data samples from vehicles and other mobile data sources traveling on the roads and/or from one or more other sources (such as physical sensors near to or embedded in the roads). The... Agent:

20150094942 - Preceding vehicle selection apparatus: A preceding vehicle selection apparatus estimates a curvature of a road on which an own vehicle is traveling, detects an object ahead of the own vehicle, and determines a relative position in relation to the own vehicle. Based on the curvature and the relative position, an own vehicle lane probability... Agent:

20150094943 - Collision avoidance assistance device: Disclosed is a collision avoidance assistance device including: an assistance region setting unit is configured to set an assistance region in the vicinity of a vehicle based on a set lateral acceleration determined according to a vehicle speed during steering; and an assistance control unit is configured to permit collision... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150094944 - Computer-implemented method and system for dynamically positioning a vehicle relative to another vehicle in motion for on-the-fly offloading operations: Computer-implemented methods and systems are disclosed for automatically positioning a moving first vehicle relative to a moving second vehicle traveling in a given area. The method includes the steps of: (a) tracking the second vehicle and guiding the first vehicle to attain a given position relative to the second vehicle;... Agent: Jaybridge Robotics, Inc.

20150094945 - Method and apparatus for generating a vehicle path: A method and apparatus for generating a representation of a vehicle path for display via a computer is disclosed, which involves receiving start location information including a start location and an initial orientation of the vehicle and end location information including a desired end location of the vehicle, and receiving... Agent:

20150094946 - Light indicating device, positioning device and positioning method: A light indicating device includes a plurality of light sources located in at least two positions, and at least one driving unit configured for driving the light sources to flash. Light sources at a same position flash at a same frequency, and light sources at different positions flash at different... Agent:

20150094947 - Place description information acquisition method, and terminal: Place description information acquisition method, terminal, server and system are provided. First location information of a first location where a first user is located and second location information of a second location where a second user is located are acquired. Third location information and place description information of selectable meeting... Agent:

20150094950 - Device, system and method of landmark-based and personal contact-based route guidance: A mapping system is disclosed that provides route guidance in the form of a map and verbal or textual directions which includes reference to both landmarks and personal contacts. Landmarks and contacts can be rated for suitability in providing route guidance. Depending on the rating, guidance using landmarks or personal... Agent:

20150094949 - Information processing cooperation system, information processing terminal and computer readable medium for the same: An information processing cooperation system, comprising: a first information processing terminal mounted on a vehicle; a second information processing terminal having a plurality of types of applications, wherein the first information processing terminal comprises: a condition determination unit configured to determine current conditions of at least one of the vehicle... Agent:

20150094948 - Roadway-induced ride quality reconnaissance and route planning: Route planning for road vehicles is performed taking into account a ride quality that results from the roadway conditions along road segments on a route. A plurality of vehicles equipped with controlled suspensions calculate ride quality indices as the vehicles move over a plurality of road segments. The plurality of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150094951 - Aviation watch: A wearable electronic device utilizes indicators on a display screen, such as tick marks positioned around the perimeter of the display, to point to the bearing of a desired location such as a nearest airport when GPS is enabled. The electronic device may be implemented as an aviation watch that... Agent:

20150094952 - Exterior hybrid photo mapping: Embodiments disclosed pertain to the use of user equipment (UE) for the generation of a 3D exterior envelope of a structure based on captured images and a measurement set associated with each captured image. In some embodiments, a sequence of exterior images of a structure is captured and a corresponding... Agent:

20150094953 - System for locating and characterizing a topographic feature from a work vehicle: The present disclosure relates to a work vehicle having a system for locating and characterizing a topographic feature at a job site. The located topographic feature may be characterized using or more optical instruments, such as a visible-light camera, an infrared-radiation camera, a spectrometer, an infrared thermometer, and a laser-based... Agent:

20150094954 - Information processing system: A navigation apparatus includes hierarchically road map data having third-, second-, and first-layer data respectively representing a high, intermediate, and low road rank. The layer data are contiguously disposed in a storage portion in the order of the road ranks. The first- and second-layer data include area data about individual... Agent:

20150094956 - Method and apparatus for providing geospatial and temporal navigation: A method and apparatus for processing at least one information feed are disclosed. For example, the method receives at least one content via at least one automated feed. The method associates the at least one content to one or more geographical locations on a map, wherein the one or more... Agent:

20150094955 - Methods and systems for notifying user of destination by route guide: A method of providing destination information to a user through a location-based service includes: determining whether the user has approached a destination along a guided route for the user based on mapped location information for the user, the destination being designated by the user; and activating a visual notification function... Agent:

20150094957 - Communication and control system and method regarding electric vehicle for wireless electric vehicle electrical energy transfer: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically receiving electric vehicle prospective use information associated with aspects indicating one or more future travel plans involving prospective use of an electric vehicle, the electric vehicle including one or more wireless electrical energy transfer... Agent:

  
03/26/2015 > 90 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories.

20150088335 - Dynamic uploading protocol: A dynamic uploading protocol comprises an input interface configured to receive a manifest comprising a plurality of events which may be uploaded; wherein the manifest additionally comprises sensor information relating to each of the plurality of events. The system for a dynamic uploading protocol additionally comprises a processor configured to... Agent: Lytx, Inc.

20150088338 - Method and device for determining a lane-adaptation parameter for a lane-keeping system of a vehicle, as well as method and device for lane guidance of a vehicle: A method for determining a lane-adaptation parameter for a lane-keeping system of a vehicle having at least one surround sensor. The method includes reading in, from a sensor signal from the at least one surround sensor, an obstacle-extension area of a visibility obstacle, caused by at least one vehicle driving... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150088337 - Method and system for vehicle personalization: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a system and method for vehicle personalization. According to one embodiment, at least one customizable setting of a plurality of configuration settings associated with the vehicle is determined. Upon receiving a request for personalization of at least one configuration setting, user profile and preference... Agent:

20150088334 - Systems and methods for insurance based upon status of vehicle software: A vehicle may be configured to determine a characteristic of a software program operating on the vehicle. The characteristic may be provided to an insurer, and the insurer may determine a property of an insurance policy based on the characteristic. The characteristic may be, for example, a feature, a setting,... Agent:

20150088336 - Vehicle operation device: A vehicle operation device is provided, including: a gesture sensor configured to sense a user's hand to generate image information, and a gesture recognizer configured to recognize a gesture by using the image information and generate feature information of the recognized gesture. A controller is configured to generate vehicle state... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150088339 - Emergency vehicle control application: A system, method, and computer program for remotely controlling a plurality of functions of an emergency vehicle, wherein at least one of the functions is activating the emergency lights. The method comprises connecting a mobile computing device to a central control unit through a wireless network, inputting a command on... Agent: Horton Emergency Vehicles

20150088341 - Control system for an aircraft: The control system of an aircraft including at least two communication networks and a controlled device control unit connected to one of them. The system determines control commands for the device with a DAL-A quality assurance level requirement and includes a set of at least three physical units each including... Agent:

20150088340 - Optimized flap positioning for go-around operations: A system for optimizing a flap setting of an aircraft may include a flap optimizing computer configured to compute an optimum flap setting for one or more flaps of an aircraft. The system may further include a flap control system communicatively coupled to the flap optimizing computer. The flap control... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150088342 - System and method for processing and displaying wake turbulence: A system and method to display, when within an envelope of an ownship's flight path, a symbol representing wake turbulence from another aircraft based on aircraft type and flight parameters received from the other aircraft, the symbol being formatted to indicate the severity of portions of the wake turbulence. The... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20150088343 - Method for assisting implantation of access points of a radio-communications infrastructure along a railway track: With first and second wagons (1, 3), including an emitter similar to the one of an access point and a receiving wagon (2), including a receiver similar to the one of a device onboard a train and measuring a quantity relating to a received signal, this method consists of: placing... Agent:

20150088344 - Simulated isolation of locomotives: A method of controlling one or more locomotives in a consist includes receiving a command and control signal at a controller associated with one of the one or more locomotives, the command and control signal indicative of a desired performance goal for the consist. Operational characteristics of the one locomotive... Agent: Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.

20150088345 - System and method for determining a quality value of a location estimation of equipment: A system is provided for determining a quality of a location estimation of a powered system at a location. The system includes a first sensor configured to measure a first parameter of the powered system at the location. The system further includes a second sensor configured to measure a second... Agent:

20150088346 - System and method for providing information on fuel savings, safe operation, and maintenance by real-time predictive monitoring and predictive controlling of aerodynamic and hydrodynamic environmental internal/external forces, hull stresses, motion with s: A system for monitoring a physical change of a marine structure includes a complex optical measuring instrument configured to detect a behavior and structural change of the marine structure by using at least one optical sensor by means of optical fiber Bragg grating.... Agent:

20150088350 - Drive control device for hybrid vehicle: A drive control device for a hybrid vehicle provided with: a differential device which includes a first differential mechanism and a second differential mechanism and which has four rotary elements; and an engine, a first electric motor, a second electric motor and an output rotary member which are respectively connected... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150088347 - Driving mode switching device for electric gear box: A driving mode switching device for an electric gear box includes a body having a room and a clutch member is located in the room. A first active gear and a second active gear are located in the room, the first and second active gears are co-axially connected to each... Agent:

20150088354 - Electric power supply controller for vehicle: A restart section in an electric powered vehicle restarts a controller from a sleep mode, when a voltage higher than a restart voltage is supplied for over a response time. In a charge mode, a stand controller provides a connection check function by using a normal CPLT (Control Pilot signal)... Agent:

20150088353 - Electric vehicle: In an electric vehicle, a torque to rotate a drive wheel is generated by a motor. An accelerator grip is operated by a rider in order to adjust the torque of the motor. An operation amount of the accelerator grip is detected by an accelerator sensor. Further, a brake lever... Agent:

20150088356 - Method and control device for operating a road-coupled hybrid vehicle: A method and a control device are provided for operating a road-coupled hybrid vehicle. The hybrid vehicle has an electronic control unit, a primary motor associated with a first axle, and a secondary motor associated with a second axle. By way of the electronic control unit, the primary motor and... Agent:

20150088351 - Method and device for operating a drive device of a vehicle: The invention relates to a method for operating a drive device (1) of a vehicle, in particular, a motor vehicle, said device having at least one electric or hydraulic machine (2) as a drive unit. Said method consists of the following steps: determining a target drive direction (ZR) that can... Agent:

20150088348 - Method and system for controlling downshift for hybrid vehicle: A method and system for controlling a downshift for a hybrid vehicle includes: determining whether a running mode of the hybrid vehicle is an electric vehicle (EV) mode; determining whether a kick-down occurs when the hybrid vehicle is in the EV mode, wherein the kick-down requires a downshift; operating an... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150088352 - Method for performing at least one computation process in a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle: A method for performing at least one computation process in a motor vehicle having an electric motor and an energy store associated therewith, wherein during a charging process for the energy store a communication link to at least one further motor vehicle that is in the charging process is set... Agent:

20150088355 - Method for shutting off an internal combustion engine: A method is described for shutting off an internal combustion engine in a vehicle that comprises an internal combustion engine and an electrical machine, an electrical torque furnished by the electrical machine being adapted in such a way that a change per unit time in a total torque lies within... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150088349 - Vehicle control apparatus: An object is to provide a vehicle control apparatus capable of enhancing fuel economy when coasting is performed by disconnecting a clutch disposed between an engine and drive wheels of the vehicle. A travel path and a travel pattern of a vehicle are predicted by a vehicle outside information collection... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150088360 - Method for autonomous parking of a motor vehicle, driver assistance device for performing the method and motor vehicle with the driver assistance device: An autonomous parking procedure of a motor vehicle involves transferring a command to activate the autonomous parking procedure using a communication link between an operator situated outside the motor vehicle and the motor vehicle. Before beginning the autonomous parking procedure of the motor vehicle the target position and/or last driven... Agent: Daimler Ag

20150088359 - Mobile robot with returning mechanism: A mobile robot having a returning mechanism includes one or more moving members mounted on a body of the mobile robot; and a cable member connected to one side of the mobile robot so as to supply the mobile robot with electrical power. Further, the mobile robot includes a returning... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150088357 - Transitioning from autonomous vehicle control to driver control: Data is obtained concerning at least one attribute of a vehicle operator. The attribute is used to determine an instruction for positioning a vehicle component during autonomous operation of the vehicle. Autonomous operation of the vehicle, including positioning the vehicle component according to the instruction, is performed.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150088358 - Transitioning from autonomous vehicle control to driver control to responding to driver control: Instructions are provided to at least one vehicle control for autonomous operation of a vehicle. A change in position is detected of at the least one vehicle control. A determination is made whether to modify operation of the vehicle at least in part according to the change in position of... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150088362 - Scr aftertreatment system maintenance inducement method: Systems and methods are disclosed that relate to an SCR aftertreatment system and incentives/inducements for an operator/user to maintain the SCR aftertreatment in compliance with operating requirements and/or regulations. An engine is operationally coupled to at least one of a DEF tank and an SCR aftertreatment system. An inducement signal... Agent:

20150088361 - System and method for monitoring contactor health: A method for monitoring contactor health according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, storing wear data associated with a contactor, categorizing the wear data into at least a first bin and a second bin, assigning a first health level to the wear data associated... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150088363 - Method for identifying a piece of defective equipment in an aircraft: The disclosure relates to a method of assistance for troubleshooting. A purpose is to prioritize identifiers each associated with a piece of equipment the failure of which can be the cause of a fault within an aircraft. The method is based on transmitting to an expert system, a list of... Agent:

20150088364 - Thermostat failure detection device and thermostat failure detection method: A thermostat failure detection device sequentially calculates a normal-time minimum water temperature on an assumption that a thermostat is normal and an internal combustion engine is operated in a state where the engine water temperature is less likely to rise, sequentially calculates a failure-time maximum water temperature on an assumption... Agent:

20150088365 - Driver utilization of real-time continuous diagnostic data for an operational vehicle: t

20150088366 - Faulty cart wheel detection: A system and method of identifying carts exhibiting tendencies that are indicative of damaged or defective wheels. A shopping cart may be identified and tracked visually through one or more surveillance cameras. By comparing the cart's tracked movement to known symptomatic movement patterns, the system may identify defective or damaged... Agent:

20150088367 - Vehicle information collection system and module therefor: A method for managing vehicle check in at an automotive service center comprising the steps of connecting a device to the diagnostic port of an unknown vehicle and, without user input to the device, automatically downloading vehicle identification data and odometer data from the vehicle, transferring the vehicle identification data... Agent:

20150088368 - Rough road detection and misfire control: Computer-implemented techniques include determining, at a controller of a vehicle, a wheel speed for each of two front wheels of the vehicle and two rear wheels of the vehicle. The techniques include calculating, at the controller, a difference between (i) an average of the wheel speeds for the two front... Agent:

20150088369 - Method and apparatus for determining tire condition and location using wheel speed sensors and acceleration sensors: A tire condition sensing apparatus includes a tire-based sensor for sensing two relative rotational positions of its associated tire relative to the earth's horizon as the tire rotates and provides first and second signals indicative thereof. A transmitter for transmits tire condition information and a signal processing time delay value... Agent: Trw Automotive U.s. LLC

20150088370 - Systems and methods for identification of a compromised module: A vehicle computing system having a computer processor in communication with a wireless transceiver, such that the wireless transceiver is capable of communication with a wireless communication device located remotely from the processor. The computer processor may be configured to receive input identifying at least one checksum value from one... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150088371 - Brake load alleviation functions: A system, method, and apparatus for brake load alleviation amongst at least one first brake and at least one second brake is disclosed. The method involves sensing an amount of brake pedal application in response to engagement of at least brake pedal. The method further involves determining whether the amount... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150088372 - Apparatus and method for monitoring health of articulating machinery: An apparatus for acquiring repeatable and trendable performance data for monitoring the health of an articulating machine includes sensors, a programmable logic controller, a machinery monitoring system, and a display device. The sensors collect performance data as the machine performs prescribed motions. The programmable logic controller includes memory for storing... Agent: Emerson Electric (us) Holding Corporation (chile) Limitada

20150088374 - Autonomous vehicle window clearing: At least one datum is received relating to a condition of a window in the vehicle. A determination is made to change a parameter based on the at least one datum, the parameter governing clearing the window. An instruction is provided to initiate or change operation of a vehicle component... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150088376 - Display control device: In an adjustment mode, a control unit of a display control device displays, on a display, frame bodies imitating shapes of measuring instruments, and changes the display positions or/and the shapes at which or in which the frame bodies are displayed on the basis of input operation received by the... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20150088377 - Method for operating a motor vehicle in a presentation mode: A method for operating a motor vehicle having one or more electrical systems/devices, wherein the systems/devices are operable in at least two different modes. In a normal mode, a vehicle key is required for activation of at least one of the electrical devices. After enabling of a presentation mode, activation... Agent:

20150088373 - Optical communications and obstacle sensing for autonomous vehicles: A system and method is provided that permits optical communication between vehicles or vehicles and transportation fixtures by modulating an optical source located on either a vehicle or a transportation fixture. The optical source is modulated to include information about the vehicle or fixture. The modulated optical signal is then... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150088375 - System for informing functions of vehicle: A system for informing a function of a vehicle includes a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs) to control a corresponding function. A telematics multimedia system center (TMS) terminal receives signal values and state changed values input/output to/from the ECUs and transmits the received signal values and state changed values... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150088378 - Road surface condition estimating apparatus: A camera takes an image or images of a region including a vehicle (vehicle-in-front) running in front of a driver's own vehicle. A wheel information acquiring unit acquires the positional information of a wheel or wheels of the vehicle-in-front in the image taken by the camera. More specifically, the boundary... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150088379 - Suspension system: The present invention is directed to providing a suspension system capable of improving maneuverability and stability. A controller, which controls each of shock absorbers, includes a main control calculation unit, a longitudinal force reaction force calculation unit, a lateral force reaction force calculation unit, an addition unit, and a suspension... Agent:

20150088380 - Active torque steer compensation during negative powertrain torque for hybrid and electric vehicles: A system and method for compensating for drive influences of a drive train of a vehicle, where the vehicle has a traction motor and a power steering system including a servomotor configured to provide torque to a vehicle steering rack, include commanding the servomotor to apply a compensation torque to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150088382 - Driving assistance device: A driving assistance device including: a preceding vehicle detection portion; a speed control portion controlling the speed adjustment to the host vehicle to obtain a target inter-vehicle distance; a preceding vehicle travel trajectory acquisition portion; an entering vehicle detection portion; an entering vehicle travel trajectory acquisition portion; a target trajectory... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150088381 - Electric power steering apparatus: An electric power steering apparatus that is capable of efficiently suppressing vibrations and simultaneously minimizing steering performance degradation such as an increase in a steering wheel's viscous feeling by extracting a vibration component having an arbitrary amplitude and an arbitrary frequency range depending on an electric power steering state parameter... Agent: Nsk Ltd.

20150088383 - Power steering apparatus: A power steering apparatus has a first characteristic which is a characteristic of a command signal with respect to steering torque and a second characteristic which is a characteristic different from the first characteristic. When switching is to be made to a characteristic selected from between the first and second... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd.

20150088384 - Drive arrangement: A drive arrangement (1) comprising an input (2) from a primary power source (5) and an auxiliary power source (7). The drive arrangement (1) incorporates a DC-DC converter (8) and a motor driver circuit (14). The motor driver circuit (14) is connected to a motor (18) in a motorised seat... Agent:

20150088385 - Device for nighttime motor vehicle driving assistance: A device for assisting the nighttime driving of a motor vehicle fitted with a lighting device for emitting a beam for illuminating the road scene in front of the vehicle, the illumination emitted by the lighting device being variable periodically between a maximum value and a minimum value, the device... Agent: Valeo Vision

20150088386 - Agricultural working machine having a display device: An agricultural working machine has at least one working unit and a display device for displaying or adjusting parameters of the working machine the at least one working unit of both. The display device has a display unit with jointly depictable display elements for visualization of parameter-based values, the display... Agent:

20150088388 - Coefficient of friction correction device for belt-type continuosly variable transmission: A coefficient of friction correction device for a belt-type continuously variable transmission is provided in which the coefficient of friction corrector calculates a coefficient of friction correction factor from the coefficient of friction calculated by the coefficient of friction calculator for a predetermined gear ratio and the default value of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150088387 - Position diagnostic test for a shift-by-wire system, and a method thereof: A position diagnostic test for a shift-by-wire system is provided. The shift-by-wire system includes a shift lever configured to move along a shift path, a first and a second position sensor configured to generate a first and a second position signal, respectively, of the shift lever along the shift path,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150088389 - Transmission control system: A transmission control system is provided for used in a bicycle having a crank, a front sprocket that is rotatable independent of the crank, a rear wheel, a rear sprocket that is rotatable independent of the rear wheel, a chain that engages with the front sprocket and the rear sprocket,... Agent: Shimano Inc.

20150088390 - Control device for vehicle drive device: A control device for a drive device of a vehicle which is provided with an engine, a supercharger to raise a pressure of intake air introduced in said engine, an accelerating member manually operable by an operator of the vehicle to accelerate the vehicle, and an automatic transmission constituting a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150088391 - Gear shifting control system of vehicle continuously-variable transmission: A gear shifting control system for a vehicle includes an engine, a continuously-variable transmission, and an electronic control unit. The vehicle includes driving wheels. The engine includes an electronic throttle valve controlling a torque of the engine. The continuously-variable transmission is disposed in a power transmission path between the engine... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150088393 - Method for controlling a powertrain and a transmission system: A method for controlling a powertrain includes the following steps: (a) determining whether a vehicle is coasting to a stop based on an accelerator pedal position; (b) determining whether an automatic transmission is in first gear; (c) shifting an input clutch from an engaged state to a disengaged state in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150088392 - Transmission gear shift indication techniques: Transmission gear shift control techniques can include calculating, at a controller of a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine, the controller including one or more processors, brake specific fuel consumption (BSFC) for each of: (i) a current gear of a transmission of the vehicle, (ii) a lower gear than... Agent:

20150088395 - Method for operating a powertrain in a motor vehicle: A method is provided for operating a powertrain in a motor vehicle, the powertrain having an internal combustion engine and components for coupling the internal combustion engine to the drive wheels of the motor vehicle in a controllable manner. The internal combustion engine is decoupled from the drive wheels if... Agent:

20150088394 - System and method for controlling a dry dual clutch transmission of a vehicle: A system and method can control the dry dual clutch transmission (dDCT) of a vehicle. The method includes modifying a recorded torque-to-position (TTP) table based on a calculated clutch torque difference between a calculated clutch torque and a commanded clutch torque. The commanded clutch torque is provided by a transmission... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150088396 - Method for operating an electronically controllable brake system: An electronically controllable braking system includes a hydraulic brake-pressure generator which generates the brake pressures for the wheel brakes. In the hydraulic connection to the brake-pressure generator, a valve arrangement has been assigned to each wheel brake in order to adjust the brake pressures demanded for the wheel brakes in... Agent: Lucas Automotive Gmbh

20150088397 - Vigilance monitoring system: The present invention pertains to a system and method of monitoring the alertness or wakefulness of a driver. The monitored parameters include cardiac, respiratory and movement parameters. Sensors are located in various locations of the driver side section to detect the vigilance of a driver. These sensors include pressure sensors... Agent: Compumedics Limited

20150088398 - Exhaust system and method of estimating diesel particulate filter soot loading for same using two-tier neural network: A method of estimating soot loading in a diesel particulate filter (DPF) in a vehicle exhaust system includes estimating an engine-out soot rate using a first neural network that has a first set of vehicle operating conditions as inputs. The method further includes estimating DPF soot loading using a second... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150088400 - Actuating drive for an air passage apparatus and method for controlling an actuating drive: An actuating drive for an air passage apparatus for engine cooling in a vehicle is provided. The actuating drive comprises a drive motor for adjusting the air passage apparatus and a control unit for controlling the drive motor, in which control unit are stored operating parameters for a first operating... Agent:

20150088399 - Exhaust system and method of estimating diesel particulate filter soot loading for same: A method of estimating soot loading in a diesel particulate filter (DPF) in a vehicle exhaust system includes determining engine operating conditions of an engine in exhaust flow communication with the diesel particulate filter, and monitoring a pressure differential of the exhaust flow across the diesel particulate filter. The method... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150088401 - Throttle learning control apparatus: There is obtained a throttle learning control apparatus that raises the reliability of throttle fully closed and opened learning even when a self-shutoff delay abnormality occurs and can suppress various defects that occur when a throttle fully closed learning value or a throttle fully opened learning value is not updated.... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150088402 - Control apparatus for operating a fuel injector: A control apparatus for operating a fuel injector is provided. The control apparatus includes an electronic control unit configured to: identify when the engine is running under a fuel cut-off condition, and then perform a learning procedure to determine an actual value of energizing time that causes the fuel injector... Agent:

20150088403 - Control apparatus for operating a fuel injector: A control apparatus is disclosed for operating a fuel injector of an internal combustion engine. The control apparatus includes an Electronic Control Unit configured to: perform a first calculation task in order to calculate a set of Start Of Injection values (SOIi) of a train of injections, calculate an angular... Agent:

20150088404 - Motor vehicle comprising a drive device that automatically turns off when a person gets out of the motor vehicle, and corresponding method for the motor vehicle: A motor vehicle has a drive device, a control device for shutting down the drive device, a detection device for monitoring a presence of a person in the motor vehicle and a switching device for shutting down at least one predetermined electrical load. The control device is designed to shut... Agent: Audi Ag

20150088405 - Vehicle control device: A control device for a vehicle configured to automatically stop an engine while the vehicle is running, the control device includes: an engine stop request outputted in accordance with an operation of a driver, and an engine stop prohibition request outputted based on a driving state of the vehicle which... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20150088406 - Method and system for optimizing road traffic control in the presence of incidents: A method (and structure) for adjusting control parameters of a traffic management system in a presence of one or more incidents on a network, including representing, using a tree format, a prioritization across network junctions prior to an incident. An incident-affected junction is elevated higher in priority on the tree,... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150088409 - Methods and systems for determining optimum fuel station: A system and method for planning fueling during a travel. The method comprises receiving information identifying a starting point and a destination for the travel; determining a route between the starting point and the destination; identifying one or more candidate fuel stations that are accessible from the route; determining scores... Agent: Wex, Inc.

20150088407 - Navigation system with customization mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: determining a start guidance area excluding a current location; determining an end guidance area excluding a destination; and generating a navigation guidance with a control unit for traversing from the start guidance area to the end guidance area to reach the... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20150088408 - Pedestrian observation system, recording medium, and estimation of direction of travel: A pedestrian observation system includes a circuitry acquires an acceleration in accordance with a uniquely defined terminal coordinate system accompanying a pedestrian; obtains a power of an acceleration in a horizontal plane containing mutually perpendicular first and second directions based on acceleration components in the first and second directions, thereby... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20150088410 - Methods and systems for determining optimum fuel station: A method of providing destination information includes storing route information in which location information identifying locations, coordinate points information, and information of locations adjacent to the locations are associated with each other; storing probability information in which current locations, destinations, and probabilities of moving from the current locations to the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150088411 - Providing digital images to an external device during navigation: To provide navigation data to a head unit installed in a vehicle, an indication of a current location and a current orientation of the vehicle are received. Map data for generating a digital map of a geographic area including the current location is received from a network device via a... Agent: Google Inc.

20150088412 - Systems and methods for providing navigation data to a vehicle: A set of instructions implements an application programming interface (API) for providing navigation data from a portable device to a head unit of a vehicle. When invoked by a companion application executing on the portable device, the API is configured to obtain navigation data for navigating a user between a... Agent: Google Inc.

20150088413 - Signature based map caching: Systems, methods, and computing devices for building, operating and using map systems with signature-based map caches are disclosed. Based on the desired map properties included in a formatted map request, a map signature can be generated. The map signature can be used to access a signature based map cache to... Agent:

20150088414 - Vehicle route selection based on energy usage: Vehicle management systems and associated processes can consider energy consumption when selecting routes for fleet vehicles. Vehicle management systems and associated processes are described that, in certain embodiments, evaluate vehicle energy usage based on factors such as terrain or elevation, vehicle characteristics, driver characteristics, road conditions, traffic, speed limits, stop... Agent: Telogis, Inc.

20150088416 - Dynamically varied map labeling: Methods for dynamically varying label density and label placement on a map display used in mapping and/or navigation solutions. Label density and label placement on a map display are adjusted dynamically based on: a function class of a road being navigated, a function class of a road to be navigated... Agent:

20150088415 - Map display apparatus and navigation system: When a search condition is supplied, a road name drawing process acquires a target road name corresponding to a search target spot. The road name drawing process searches a plurality of display map datasets for character data corresponding to a plurality of scales and acquires a scale for a display... Agent:

20150088417 - System and method for dynamic path optimization: Techniques of dynamic path optimization are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method comprises receiving an instruction to determine an optimal path from a source geographical location to a destination geographical location, and determining an optimal path from the source geographical location to the destination geographical location using corresponding historical traffic... Agent: Sap Ag

20150088418 - Human-like global positioning system (gps) directions: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request for a route from a first geolocation to a second geolocation; calculating the route from the first geolocation to the second geolocation; identifying one or more inferred paths that coincide with at least a portion of the route; replacing one or... Agent:

20150088419 - Method, system and apparatus for vehicular navigation using inertial sensors: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, the relative attitude between an inertial measurement unit (IMU), present on a mobile device, and the frame of reference of the vehicle carrying mobile device is estimated. The estimated relative attitude is used to translate the IMU measurement to the vehicle frame... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20150088421 - Controlling navigation software on a portable device from the head unit of a vehicle: A mapping between controls of the head unit of a vehicle and functions of a navigation service application running on a portable device is received. Subsequently, an indication that one of the controls has been actuated is received via a communication link between the portable device and the head unit.... Agent: Google Inc.

20150088420 - Systems and methods for providing input suggestions via the head unit of a vehicle: To assist a driver with requesting navigation data via a head unit of a vehicle, partial user input provided to the head unit is received via a short-range communication link and suggested input corresponding to the partial user input is generated. The partial user input includes a sequence of alphanumeric... Agent: Google Inc.

20150088423 - Method and apparatus for recommending content based on a travel route: An approach for rendering one or more graphical elements associated with one or more content items recommended for consumption during travel based on travel times associated with one or more travel routes is described. A content item recommendation platform determines travel times associated with travel routes. The content item recommendation... Agent:

20150088422 - Method and system for dynamically adapting user interfaces in vehicle navigation systems to minimize interaction complexity: A method adapts a user interface of a vehicle navigation system. Based on an input vector representing a current state related to the vehicle, probabilities of actions are predicted to achieve a next state using a predictive model representing previous states. Then, a subset of the actions with highest probabilities... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

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