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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

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08/07/2014 > 98 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories.

20140222244 - Drive support device and drive support method: A drive support device that supports driving operation of a vehicle, includes: a vehicle speed sensor that detects a current vehicle speed of the vehicle; a target vehicle speed control unit that calculates a reference target vehicle speed range of the vehicle, that sets an indication upper limit speed on... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140222245 - System and method for reducing driving skill atrophy: A system for preventing driving skill atrophy comprises a trainer module that determines the driver's current skill level, disables certain automated features based on the determined skill level, and forces the driver to use and hone her driving skills. The system collects data to determine through on-board vehicle sensors how... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140222249 - Apparatus for use on unmanned vehicles: An apparatus, and a method performed by the apparatus, are disclosed wherein the apparatus can be mounted on an unmanned vehicle and arranged to act upon a payload. The payload can be mounted on the unmanned vehicle and, under an action of the apparatus, is able to be activated. The... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20140222253 - Device for setting at least one operating parameter of at least one vehicle system in a motor vehicle: A device sets at least one operating parameter of at least one vehicle system of a motor vehicle. The device has at least one movement detection apparatus for determining the movement of at least one person located inside or in the vicinity of the motor vehicle, which movement detection apparatus... Agent: Audi Ag

20140222250 - Location based access control of material transportation vehicle resources: A method for transportation of material includes operating a material transportation vehicle according to a material transportation plan. The plan includes a representation of one or more regions within a geographical area, each of the regions being associated with a group of one or more communication stations and a representation... Agent:

20140222252 - Remote control for a parking assistance system and a parking assistance system which can be controlled by remote control: A remote control for a parking assistance system for automated parking of a passenger motor vehicle is provided. The parking assistance system has an environment sensor system that supplies sensor information, and an obstacle detection device for detecting the presence of an obstacle based on the sensor information. In addition,... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140222251 - Robot confinement: A method of confining a robot in a work space includes providing a portable barrier signal transmitting device including a primary emitter emitting a confinement beam primarily along an axis defining a directed barrier. A mobile robot including a detector, a drive motor and a control unit controlling the drive... Agent: Irobot Corporation

20140222246 - Software-defined multi-mode ultra-wideband radar for autonomous vertical take-off and landing of small unmanned aerial systems: A small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) is used for aerial and on the ground surveillance while an operator of the sUAS, or other personnel, remain at a safe distance. The sUAS system can perform an autonomous landing and can be operated at an extended, e.g., greater than 100 meters, standoff... Agent:

20140222247 - System and method for adjusting the operation of a machine: A system for controlling movement of a machine includes a drive system, a position sensor, and a communications system. A controller is configured to determine the position of the machine and determine a signal transmission threshold based at least in part upon the position of the machine. The controller may... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140222248 - Unoccupied flying vehicle (ufv) coordination: Disclosed herein are example embodiments for unoccupied flying vehicle (UFV) coordination. For certain example embodiments, at least one machine, such as a UFV, may: (i) obtain one or more theater characteristics; or (ii) coordinate at least one behavior of at least one UFV based, at least partially, on one or... Agent:

20140222255 - Apparatus and method for monitoring status of satellite: Provided is an apparatus and method for monitoring a status of a satellite, including classifying satellite telemetry information and space weather information and storing the information in a storage unit including respective databases, predicting whether a predetermined type of satellite failure occurs based on the space weather information, and generating... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140222254 - Method and apparatus for a passive avionics data transfer device for use with cots tablet equipment deployed as class i or ii electronic flight bag systems: The present disclosure provides an aerospace grade data conversion apparatus. The data conversion apparatus includes an avionics interface module for: collecting data outputs from a plurality of analog and digital avionics and electrical data sources; aligning digital data respectively output from the plurality of digital data sources; and commingling the... Agent: Asig, LLC

20140222256 - A method of assisting piloting an aircraft by adapting the display of symbols: The invention relates to a method of assisting piloting an aircraft. The method is performed when the real position of a symbol for display lies outside the display limit of the screen. The symbol is representative of a parameter associated with the dynamic behavior of the aircraft (FPV, . .... Agent: Airbus Operations (sas)

20140222257 - Method and apparatus for generating a virtual inner marker for an aircraft landing approach: A system and method is disclosed for anticipating a missed approach point (MAP) during an instrument landing of an aircraft. Symbology is generated and displayed that graphically represents a lateral distance between a runway threshold and a virtual inner marker. The MAP is identified as the location of the aircraft... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140222258 - Brake control device for a brake system, brake system, rail vehicle and method for operating a brake system: A brake control device for a brake system for a rail vehicle, the brake system having at least one adhesion-type friction brake device. The brake control device receives brake actuation data, which are assigned to the at least one adhesion-type friction brake device, from a brake actuation sensor device of... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme F&#xdc R Schienenfahrzeuge Gmbh

20140222259 - Speed profile creation device and automatic train operation apparatus: A speed profile creation device includes: a traveling simulator that creates, from a traveling instruction, a speed profile of allowing the train to travel through a traveling section together with a traveling time and energy consumption amount thereof by using a route condition, train performance, and a traveling condition; a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140222260 - Steering apparatus for a steered vehicle: A steering apparatus comprises a rotatable steering shaft and a sensor which senses angular movement of the steering shaft. An electromagnetic actuator actuates a stop mechanism to releasable engage the steering shaft. There is a microcontroller which causes the electromagnetic actuator to actuate the stop mechanism to fully engage the... Agent: Marine Canada Acquisition, Inc.

20140222265 - Ac/dc hybrid electric drivetrain system and method for use in high-performance electric vehicles: Described is a three-part electric vehicle drivetrain architecture incorporating (1) a hybrid motor assembly incorporating both AC and DC motor architectures to combine high power of the DC motor with the efficiency of the AC motor, (2) a power stage that delivers the precise amount of the electrical energy to... Agent:

20140222267 - Apparatus and methods for control of a vehicle: Method for controlling a vehicle that includes a support, at least one wheel, a platform coupled to the at least one wheel, a coupling structure having a support portion coupled to the support and a platform portion coupled to the platform that allows the support portion to move or slide... Agent: Segway, Inc.

20140222271 - Autonomous mobile robot inductive charging system: Systems and method for inductive charging of autonomous mobile robots are provided. The systems and methods increase safety and reduce contaminants such as metal particles in a clean room environment reduce impurities in charging that increase the transfer resistance during charging.... Agent: Metralabs Automation, Inc.

20140222268 - Bicycle control apparatus: A bicycle control apparatus is basically provided for controlling a bicycle in which a first rotational force of a crank and a second rotational force of an electric riding assistance motor for riding assistance are transmitted to a rear sprocket. The bicycle control apparatus includes a rotational force detector and... Agent: Shimano Inc.

20140222261 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle includes a torque determining device for determining respective divided torques outputted from a first electric motor and a second electric motor on the basis of total torque required for driving of a hybrid vehicle; a torque correcting device for correcting the respective divided... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140222269 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: Embodiments described herein relate to control apparatuses for hybrid vehicles which permit starting the engine and a shift-down action of the transmission while assuring not only a reduction of the heat generated by a clutch, but also an improvement in the response of the vehicle to an operator's desire for... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140222270 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: The embodiments described herein relate to control apparatuses for hybrid vehicles which permit starting of an engine and a shift-down action of a transmission, while assuring a reduction of heat generated by a clutch and an improvement of a response of the hybrid vehicle to a vehicle operator's desire for... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140222274 - Hybrid excavator and method of controlling hybrid excavator: A hybrid excavator includes a control unit that is arranged at an upper turning body and is configured to supply a drive signal to at least one of a motor generator control part and a charge/discharge control part. During a regeneration operation performed by a motor, the control unit sets... Agent: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140222275 - Hybrid vehicle and method for setting specifications of engine and motor/generator in hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle (100) is a parallel hybrid vehicle including a motor/generator (5) arranged between an engine (1) and a transmission (62). The engine (1) is configured to perform lean operation in a low-load operating range. The hybrid vehicle is configured such that a rotation speed at a maximum point... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20140222266 - Integrated electronic power control unit of environmentally-friendly vehicle: An integrated electronic power control unit of an environmentally-friendly vehicle that may reduce costs and enhance structure and space utilization by integrally configuring at least two or more electronic power control units (EPCUs) disposed within the environmentally-friendly vehicle. The integrated electronic power control unit (EPCU) includes a plurality of EPCUs... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140222272 - Method for improving the driving stability: The invention relates to a method for improving the driving stability of a motor vehicle in which driver-independent braking interventions are triggered if a critical driving situation is to be expected on the basis of route information and instantaneous position data of the motor vehicle, and to a corresponding system.... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

20140222273 - Methods and systems for a hybrid vehicle: Systems and methods for learning torque estimate errors and updating torque estimation models are presented. In one example, torque errors are learned during an engine shut-down, after a disconnect clutch coupled between an engine and an electric machine has been released. An updated torque estimation model is then used to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140222262 - System, method, and apparatus for controlling power output distribution in a hybrid power train: A system includes a hybrid power train comprising an internal combustion engine and electrical system, which includes a first and second electrical torque provider, and an electrical energy storage device electrically coupled to first and second electrical torque provider. The system further includes a controller structured to perform operations including... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140222263 - System, method, and apparatus for controlling power output distribution in a hybrid power train: A system includes a hybrid power train including an engine, a first electrical torque provider, and a second electrical torque provider. The system further includes a load mechanically coupled to the hybrid power train. The hybrid power train further includes a clutch coupled to the engine and the second electrical... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140222264 - System, method, and apparatus for controlling power output distribution in a hybrid power train: A method includes operating a hybrid power train having an internal combustion engine and an electrical torque provider. The method further includes determining a machine power demand and an audible noise limit value for the internal combustion engine. The method includes determining a power division description in response to the... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20140222277 - Display systems and methods for autonomous vehicles: Methods and control systems are provided for automatically controlling operation of a vehicle. In one embodiment, the control system includes an exterior sensor for sensing the environment outside the vehicle. A processor is in communication with the exterior sensor and configured to calculate a driving plan of the vehicle based... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140222276 - Systems and methods for controlling movement of unmanned vehicles: Control units (10) for use with unmanned vehicles (12) include an input device (50) that moves in response to a user input, sensors (70) coupled to the input device (50), and a controller (16). The sensors (70) generate outputs related to the movement of the input device (50). The controller... Agent: Harris Corporation

20140222278 - Autonomous driving control system for vehicle: Information regarding a vehicle is acquired by a vehicle information acquisition unit provided in the vehicle, and an object to be avoided is detected by an avoidance-target object detection unit. On the basis of the vehicle information and the distance and angle of the object to be avoided, the location... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140222279 - Methods and systems for complete coverage of a surface by an autonomous robot: A robot configured to navigate a surface, the robot comprising a movement mechanism; a logical map representing data about the surface and associating locations with one or more properties observed during navigation; an initialization module configured to establish an initial pose comprising an initial location and an initial orientation; a... Agent: Irobot Corporation

20140222280 - Vehicular vision system: A vision system for a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a vehicle and viewing forwardly of the vehicle. An image processor is operable to process image data captured by the camera. Responsive at least in part to a determination that the vehicle is at a red light and the... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.

20140222281 - Method and apparatus for on-board/off-board fault detection: A method for monitoring a subsystem of a subject vehicle includes, in an off-board environment, executing a controller-based scheme. The scheme includes determining a plurality of residuals based upon expected and observed states of parameters associated with operation of the subsystem, determining a subsystem operating signature based upon the residuals,... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140222282 - Secured repair data package: An arrangement for storing a data set in an ECU in a vehicle control system, wherein the arrangement includes a computer connected to the vehicle, where the computer is adapted to execute an access application, where the access application includes vehicle specific information and service action specific information, and where... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20140222283 - Diagnostic fluid flow de-restrictor apparatus and method: The present invention is directed toward apparatuses for cleaning or cooling a vehicle component and methods of installing and operating such apparatuses on vehicle components, such as radiators of newly manufactured vehicles or radiators of used vehicles, vehicle air filters, oil filters or other suitable components.... Agent:

20140222284 - Method for monitoring a wheel of a rail vehicle: A method for monitoring a wheel mounted on a bogie of a rail vehicle. The method includes detecting a deformation of a brake for braking the wheel in a wheel circumferential direction of the wheel and checking the plausibility of the detected deformation based on a comparison with a target... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme F&#xdc R Schienenfahrzeuge Gmbh

20140222285 - System and method for controlling a pto accessory: A system and method for controlling movement of a vehicle body is disclosed. The system and method determines conditions operator input, vehicle speed, and a selected gear. PTO engagement, hydraulic valve displacement, and engine speed commands are determined in response to the conditions.... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140222286 - Vehicle vision system with yaw rate determination: A vision system for a vehicle includes a camera disposed at or proximate to an in-cabin portion of a windshield of the vehicle. The camera has a forward field of view to the exterior of the vehicle through the windshield of the vehicle. The camera is operable to capture image... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.

20140222287 - Suspension control device: A vehicle mounted time of flight camera provides repeating images of the scene ahead of a vehicle. Such images are processed to determine topographical features in the scene, and the vehicle suspension is commanded to adopt in advance a configuration appropriate to the nature of the topographical features.... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140222289 - Drive support apparatus: To improve traveling safety of a vehicle by continuing an alarm after the end of a crash prevention control for preventing a crash between an own vehicle and a target object, a drive support apparatus of the invention detects the target object which exists in a predetermined detection area ahead... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140222291 - Method of performing control of a steering aid for a steering system of a vehicle: In accordance with various exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides a method for controlling a steering aid for a steering system of a vehicle. Upon activation of a vehicle in which a steering aid has been deactivated, a signal instructing a driver to rotate a steering wheel of the steering... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140222290 - Rotary electric machine control apparatus and electric power steering system using the same: Comparators of a rotary electric machine control apparatus acquire terminal voltages of each phase, which are developed at junction points between high-potential side FETs and low-potential side FETs, respectively. In switching over ON and OFF of the high-potential side FETs and the low-potential side FETs, a control unit determines a... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140222288 - Trailer active back-up assist with object avoidance: A trailer back-up assist apparatus comprises an obstacle sensing system operable to output information characterizing proximity of a object adjacent to a vehicle-trailer combination while the vehicle-trailer combination is being backed toward a targeted location and a trailer back-up assist system correction apparatus coupled to the obstacle sensing system. The... Agent: Ford Global Technologies

20140222292 - Vehicle electric power steering control system: A vehicle electric power steering (EPS) control system includes a motor operatively coupled to an EPS linkage arrangement, the motor comprising a first winding and a second winding. Also included is a power source for the motor. Further included is a controller in operative communication with the motor and the... Agent: Steering SolutionsIPHolding Corporation

20140222294 - Auxiliary power supply device and electric power steering system including auxiliary power supply device: An auxiliary power supply device includes a capacitor that is connected to a main power source, and that is able to discharge an electric current to an electric motor, the main power source supplying electric power to the electric motor; and a booster circuit that boosts a voltage of the... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140222295 - Method and apparatus for limiting an assist steering torque: A method and apparatus for limiting assisting steering torque in a steering system having electronic power assisted steering is provided. In accordance with the method and apparatus, a steering angle change desired by the driver is determined and a range of valid steering angle changes dependent upon the steering angle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140222293 - Pull-drift compensation enhancements: A pull-drift compensation controller device for a vehicle configured to perform operations including identifying a current pull-drift compensation torque and a current driver input torque while in an adapt-and-compensate state in which pull-drift compensation torque is learned and applied, wherein the vehicle is moving at a substantially straight heading; and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140222297 - Device for switching between a vehicle navigation system and a night vision system as well as switching method thereof: The present invention discloses a device for switching between a vehicle navigation system and the night vision system as well as switching method thereof. The said device includes a navigation system switching module connects to the navigation system and a night vision system module connects to the night vision system,... Agent: Shenzhen Protruly Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140222296 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system vehicle control system configured to adjust a control characteristic of a vehicle in accordance with a driving preference of a driver. The vehicle control system detects an intentional operation of the driver based on a pattern of a change in a speed of an operation carried... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140222298 - Systems for a shared vehicle: The present invention relates to a system for automatically adjusting a vehicle feature of a vehicle, where the system includes a first sensor, an onboard computer, a camera, a mirror, a controller; an actuator; and an algorithm. The algorithm instructs the onboard computer in steps for adjusting one or more... Agent:

20140222301 - Apparatus for adapting a hoe bucket for depth control: A kit for modifying a digging bucket for controlling the depth cut, including an elongated member operationally connectable to a hoe bucket defining a cutting edge, an actuator operationally connectable to the elongated member, an electronic controller operationally connectable to the actuator, and a position sensor operationally connectable to the... Agent:

20140222303 - Method for controlling dump body of a hauling machine: A method for controlling a dump body of a hauling machine wherein the hauling machine includes an engine, at least one extendable cylinder, a lift energy source, and a controller is provided. The method includes initiation of the dump operation, detection of payload from the payload signal, calculation of engine... Agent: Caterpillar S.a.r.l.

20140222300 - Mobile machine, braking system and method of controlling mobile machine: A mobile machine, a braking system of a mobile machine and a method of controlling a mobile machine. The mobile machine (1) comprises a movable carrier (3) and several wheels (4). The mobile machine is driven (D) on a work site by means of a hydrostatic drive system. The machine... Agent: Avant Tecno Oy

20140222299 - System and method for preventing power head rollover during a dump operation by monitoring front struts: A system is disclosed for preventing power head rollover of a vehicle during a dump operation. The system includes a dump signal indicating when the vehicle is dumping, a strut sensor reading indicating a condition of the front struts, and a controller receiving the dump signal and strut readings, and... Agent: Deere & Company

20140222302 - Tractor control/display systems: A tractor control/display system includes a display means (28) for displaying to a tractor operator tractor performance parameters and receiving operator's inputs. Sensors (30, 34, 37) are also provided to determine various operating conditions of the tractor (10), and a processing unit (27) for receiving the sensor signals and operator's... Agent: Agco International Gmbh

20140222304 - System and method for controlling a continuously variable transmission during a shuttle shift: A method for controlling a continuously variable transmission of a work machine during a shuttle shift is disclosed. The method may generally include initiating a directional swap by disengaging an off-going directional clutch of the continuously variable transmission and slipping an on-coming directional clutch of the continuously variable transmission to... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140222305 - Device and method for regulating a dual-clutch transmission for achieving a safe state: A device and method for regulating a hydraulically or electromechanically actuated dual-clutch transmission in a motor vehicle. A main computer selects a separate hardware unit in the emergency mode. A monitoring unit monitors the main computer and also selects the separate hardware unit in the emergency mode. At least one... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh

20140222307 - Method for tightening an electromechanical brake, and electromechanical brake: A method and apparatus for retightening an electromechanical brake of a type having an actuator driven by an electric motor to provide parking brake functionality, which presses a brake element against a brake body during a force stroke. A number of successive force strokes are performed wherein the force strokes... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

20140222306 - Vehicle safety control system: A vehicle safety control system that executes a safety stop control for safely stopping a vehicle after a vehicle collision is detected is provided. The vehicle safety control system includes a first collision detector, a first collision determination part, a behavior detector, a behavior determination part, a traveling state determination... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140222308 - Vehicle traction control: A method for controlling wheel slip comprising determining an actual wheel slip of a set of driven wheels on a vehicle, adjusting the actual wheel slip for cornering distortion, setting a target slip condition using a traction control unit with a multi-position switch depending upon road conditions, calculating overslip of... Agent: Hondata, Inc.

20140222309 - Vehicle motion control device: There is provided a vehicle drive control system that feels less unnatural and that enables an improvement in safety performance. A vehicle motion control system capable of independently controlling a driving force and a braking force of four wheels comprises: a first mode (G-Vectoring control) in which substantially the same... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140222310 - Engine monitor for a multi-engine system: An engine monitor includes a first tuned modeling unit, a second tuned modeling unit and a monitoring unit. The first tuned modeling unit models dynamics of a first engine by processing first control data with a first engine model to provide modeled first engine parameter data, and at least partially... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140222312 - Method for analyzing the efficiency of the high-pressure pump of a fuel injection system: A method for analyzing the efficiency of a high-pressure pump of a fuel injection system includes analyzing the efficiency of the high-pressure pump with respect to individual pumping strokes of the high-pressure pump, detecting and analyzing the pressure build-up and the pressure drop for the individual pumping strokes, and drawing... Agent:

20140222311 - Variable cylinder engine: A variable cylinder engine is provided. The engine includes an engine body having a plurality of cylinders, a cooling mechanism for cooling the engine body by using a coolant, and a controller for controlling a temperature of the coolant and changing the number of active cylinders according to an operating... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20140222313 - Method of controlling fluid pressure-actuated switching component and control system for same: A method includes energizing a solenoid valve of a hydraulic control system according to a predetermined timing schedule to move a valve member of the solenoid valve. The solenoid valve is operatively connected to the switching component by a fluid control passage, such as a passage in an engine block,... Agent: Eaton Corporation

20140222316 - Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus and a control method for an internal combustion engine in a vehicle in which a battery and the internal combustion engine are mounted estimate a temperature of the internal combustion engine based on battery voltage. The control apparatus estimates water temperature TWS, at the time of starting... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140222317 - Multi-fuel system and method: A method provides for operating an engine configured to use a plurality of differing fuels. The method includes determining a fuel combustion ratio of the plurality of the fuels associated with at least one engine cylinder of the engine based at least in part on one or more of a... Agent: General Electric Company

20140222314 - System and method for compensating biodiesel fuel: Methods and systems for adjusting a plurality of fuel injections supplied to a cylinder during a cycle of the cylinder are described. In one example, fuel amounts are adjusted in response to a biodiesel concentration in fuel supplied to an engine.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140222315 - System and method for preventing stochastic pre-ignition: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a stochastic pre-ignition module and a fuel control module. The stochastic pre-ignition module determines whether operating conditions of an engine satisfy predetermined criteria associated with stochastic pre-ignition. The fuel control module enriches an air/fuel ratio of the engine when... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140222318 - External egr rate feedback: An engine control system for a vehicle includes an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) rate-estimation module and a control module. The EGR rate-estimation module receives a first signal indicating a first relative humidity of a flow of air and a second signal indicating a second relative humidity of a mixed flow... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140222319 - Minimizing alcohol use in high efficiency alcohol boosted gasoline engines: A number of systems and methods are disclosed which increase the replenishment interval for anti-knock fluid. This is especially important during activities which require a large amount of anti-knock fluid, such as towing. In some embodiments, the systems and methods are used to reduce anti-knock fluid consumption. For example, changes... Agent: Ethanol Boosting Systems, LLC

20140222322 - Method and system for using intersecting electronic horizons: A method and system for using data associated with a first vehicle and a given road segment defined for a road network and using data associated with a second vehicle and the given road segment to determine a multi-vehicle probability value that indicates a probability that the first vehicle and... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140222320 - Operating method of road guide system and road guide method of portable device: Provided is an operating method of a road guide system including collecting traffic information around a portable device through the portable device; delivering, to a server, the traffic information collected from the portable device and travel path information; updating the delivered travel path information based on the delivered traffic information;... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140222323 - Rogue vehicle detection: The present subject matter relates to a method for rogue vehicle detection. The method includes receiving at least one violation report for a vehicle from at least one mobile communication device. The at least one violation report is indicative of a traffic violation made by the one or more vehicles.... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited

20140222321 - Traffic state estimation with integration of traffic, weather, incident, pavement condition, and roadway operations data: An integrated traffic state estimation framework ingests information from multiple input data sources having an impact on traffic flow and correlated to specific road links in a segmented roadway network, and generates output data representative of predictive traffic states. The predictive traffic states are then modeled to generate routing information... Agent:

20140222324 - Live traffic view: A traffic condition detection system is provided for accessing traffic detection units and obtaining traffic data from the accessed traffic detection units. By analyzing the obtained traffic data, an end to a traffic congestion pattern may be estimated.... Agent:

20140222325 - System and method to assess and report the health of landing gear related components: The different advantageous embodiments provide an apparatus comprising a number of landing gear components for a vehicle, a number of systems, and a number of processor units. The number of systems is configured to generate data about the number of landing gear components and the vehicle. The number of processor... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140222326 - Driving support device and driving support method: A driving support device and a driving support method, which can appropriately determine whether driving support is necessary and perform effective driving support, are provided. A driving support device calculates TTC, which is a time required for the vehicle to arrive at an intersection point at which the vehicle and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140222327 - System and method for displaying terrain altitudes on an aircraft display: A system and method are provided for displaying terrain altitudes on an aircraft display that are easily understood by the pilot. A plurality of bands are defined, wherein each band defines a range of altitudes of terrain in the vicinity of the aircraft. A list of altitudes representing each band... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140222328 - Dynamic route mapping between mobile devices: Generally, this disclosure describes dynamic route mapping between mobile devices. Techniques may include initiating communication between a first mobile device at a first location and a second mobile device at a second location; receiving a first location indicator by the second mobile device, the first location indicator transmitted from the... Agent:

20140222329 - Dynamic emergency aid: Dynamic output of information for the evacuation of persons, in particular from buildings, is provided to a portable device based on current position data of the device as determined by a position determination system. The current usability of escape routes located in the building is determined by a sensor system.... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140222330 - Integration of contextual and historical data into route determination: Generally, this disclosure describes a method and system for route personalization. A method may include, in an embodiment, requesting that a user of a computing device provide a trip modifier in response to a request from the user to map a route from a first location to a second location;... Agent:

20140222331 - Bezier curves for advanced driver assistance system applications: A method and system for using Bezier curves in vehicle positioning and electronic horizon applications for providing data to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications are disclosed. The Bezier curves are obtained from B-splines. The obtained Bezier curves are subdivided in a manner that allows the vehicle positioning application to... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140222332 - Mobile terminal, electronic navigational chart server, and method for updating electronic navigational chart based on crowdsourcing thereof: An electronic navigational chart updating system receives navigational chart information regarding navigation collected from mobile terminals of a plurality of information providers embarked in a plurality of vessels, and updates an electronic navigational chart by using the received navigational chart information.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140222333 - Travel mode determination devices and methods for controlling a travel mode determination device: A travel mode determination device is described comprising: an inertial sensor (or a plurality of inertial sensors); a first filter configured to filter a first frequency band of the inertial sensor (for example in an electrical car (for example in motion), or on a bicycle (for example in motion); a... Agent:

20140222334 - Method and apparatus for identification of points of interest within a predefined area: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a system and method for identification of points of interest within a predefined area. Location estimates for substantially stationary mobile devices may be utilized to determine locations of one or more points of interest. Location estimates for mobile devices in motion may be... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140222335 - Concurrent multi-point contact gesture detection and response: A mobile device including a touchscreen display can detect multiple points of fingertip contact being made against the touchscreen concurrently. The device can distinguish this multi-touch gesture from other gestures based on the duration, immobility, and concurrency of the contacts. In response to detecting such a multi-touch gesture, the device... Agent:

20140222336 - Method and system for determining displacement of an anchor: A method for determining a displacement of an anchor comprises the steps of: determining an initial position of the anchor; determining a displacement of the anchor by measuring anchor acceleration values, measuring at least one further physical quantity associated with the anchoring, deciding whether the anchor is at rest or... Agent:

20140222337 - Route modeler for improving desired environmental and economic flight characteristics: A method and apparatus for processing routes is disclosed. An area of interest associated with a number of routes for a number of aircraft and an identification of a number of weightings for a number of characteristics for the number of routes are identified. The number of characteristics includes at... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140222339 - Holiday expression and sharing in a geospatially constrained social network: Disclosed are methods of verifying a user of a geospatial social network has a primary residence in a particular location associated with a claimed neighborhood using a processor and a memory. The user verified in the geospatial social network as having the primary residence at the particular location is permitted... Agent:

20140222340 - Method for managing a map of a personal navigation device and device thereof: A method for managing a map (140) stored in a memory (130) associated with a personal navigation device (10), including a command and data entry unit (115) operable by a user, wherein the map (140) can be visualized on a display (115) and includes a road network, the method including... Agent: Sisvel Technology S.r.l.

20140222338 - User-specified route rating and alerts: In some implementations, a user can provide ratings for routes, streets and/or locations. In some implementations, the user can initiate an alert associated with a location. In some implementations, user-specified ratings and alerts can be included in a route determination. In some implementations, route rating and alert information can be... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140222341 - Managing navigation changes: In accordance with some embodiments, multiple navigation changes to a navigation system may be managed. The navigation system may receive and first set of navigation changes. Then, the navigation system may establish communication with a user device. The navigation system may then receive a second set of navigation changes associated... Agent:

  
07/31/2014 > 98 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > 72 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.

20140207308 - Absolute acceleration sensor for use within moving vehicles: A communication system for a vehicle includes a vehicle speed sensor configured to emit a periodic function with a parameter correlated to the speed of the vehicle, an acceleration monitoring system, a braking system engagement detector to detect a braking status of the vehicle, an alerting device capable of signaling... Agent: Vision WorksIPCorporation

20140207307 - Vehicle driver assist arrangement: A vehicle driver assist arrangement includes a processor configured to receive road profile data representative of a road profile in front of the vehicle and to receive current vehicle velocity data representative of a current velocity of the vehicle. The processor processes the road profile data to detect if the... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140207309 - Vehicle driver determination and behavior monitoring: What is disclosed are various methods, systems, and software for operating vehicle monitoring systems. Information is processed to determine the driver of a vehicle, if the driver is using a wireless device, and driving events.... Agent: Cartasite, Inc.

20140207313 - Communication system and communication device: A communication system has a first communication device, and a second communication device that conducts wireless communication the first communication device. The first communication device has a first transmitter that transmits a signal to the second communication device while modulating the signal, and a first transmission controller that controls the... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140207312 - Method and system for customizing, on the fly, a vehicle offered for hire: The invention relates to a method (300) for configuring a vehicle on the fly and comprising the following steps: identifying (302, 304) a user using means of identification, loading (308), from a central site through a wireless communications network and/or from a means of identification, at least one value, known... Agent: Bluecarsharing

20140207311 - Radio controlled aircraft, remote controller and methods for use therewith: A radio controlled (RC) vehicle includes a receiver that is coupled to receive an RF signal from a remote control device, the RF signal containing command data in accordance with a first coordinate system, wherein the first coordinate system is from a perspective of the remote control device. A motion... Agent:

20140207310 - System and method for providing wireless power and control signals to a trolley: A trolley system for the entertainment industry can receive power and control signals wirelessly. The trolley system can be wirelessly powered by an inductive power transfer system that is associated with the support member the trolley travels along. The trolley system can use a leaky feeder system for the wireless... Agent: Ftsi, LLC

20140207314 - Display system for an aircraft and associated method: The system includes additional display means including at least one additional screen and additional graphic interface handling means of the additional screen (able to display on the additional screen, a summary window depending on the operational state of the aircraft. The summary window comprises at least one first pictogram able... Agent: Dassault Aviation

20140207315 - Apparatus and method for displaying a helicopter terrain intercept point during landing: A system and method displays an intercept point on a synthetic vision display that conforms to the flight path intercepting the terrain when the nose of the helicopter is pitched up during landing. A steep approach during landing may be detected by an evaluation of, for example, attitude of the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140207316 - Exhaust treatment system implementing coordinated locomotive control: An exhaust treatment system may be associated with a plurality of locomotives in a consist. A plurality of individual controls may each be associated with a separate locomotive, and each of the individual controls may be configured to receive signals indicative of power plant operating parameters and exhaust gas parameters... Agent: Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.

20140207317 - Route examining system and method: A system includes an application device, a control unit, a detection unit, an identification unit, and a secondary analysis module. The application device is configured to be at least one of conductively or inductively coupled with a route. The control unit is configured to control supply of electric current to... Agent: General Electric Company

20140207319 - Apparatus and method for rapid charging using shared power electronics: An apparatus comprises a power electronic energy conversion system comprising a first energy storage device configured to store DC energy and a first voltage converter configured to convert a second voltage from a remote power supply into a first charging voltage configured to charge the first energy storage device. The... Agent: General Electric Company

20140207323 - Control device: A control device that that performs starting control for an internal combustion engine. A first transition control during which a first engagement device is caused to transition from a disengaged state to a slipping engagement state is started after the starting request for the internal combustion engine is made. A... Agent:

20140207318 - Energy storage control system and method: A system for providing power to a power network includes an energy storage device connected to the power network, a sensor connected with the energy storage device for measuring a state of the energy storage device during a rest period, which corresponds to a time span during which a current... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20140207324 - Engine startup system: In the course of starting up an engine during electric travel node, this engine startup system performs a semi-engagement operation (S2) of engaging the clutch while making same slip in order to crank the engine, and then performs a disengagement operation (S4, S5) of disengaging the clutch after starting to... Agent:

20140207321 - Method of operating vehicle and associated system: A method of operating a vehicle having an electric drive is provided. The method includes defining a first zone and a second zone. The first zone has an associated first characteristic and the second zone has an associated second characteristic that differs from the first characteristic. The method further includes... Agent: General Electric Company

20140207322 - Propulsion control apparatus for electric motor car: A propulsion control apparatus includes first and second power converting units capable of performing bidirectional power flow control, an ACL provided on each alternating-current end side of the power converting units, a first switching device performing connection switching to connect a power storage device or a direct-current overhead wire to... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140207320 - Vehicle dynamics control in electric drive vehicles: Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a geared traction drive system configured to drive a wheel of a vehicle, comprising: a driveshaft for transmitting power to the wheel; an electric drive motor for driving the driveshaft, the electric drive motor configured to receive signals from a vehicle dynamic control... Agent: Wrightspeed, Inc.

20140207325 - Efficient data flow algorithms for autonomous lane changing, passing and overtaking behaviors: A system and method for providing lane changing maneuvers in an autonomously driven vehicle. The vehicle includes a navigation controller that provides a planned route for the vehicle to follow and a vehicle controller that receives route information from the navigation controller and provides steering, braking and throttle control for... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140207326 - Line projection system: A laser-based line projection system that is suitable for selectively placing lines on a floor surface, such as a factory floor. Several projectors are used in a typical installation. Each projector includes a laser directed through a diverging lens to create a planar projection of laser light. The planar projection... Agent: Qunomic Virtual Technology, LLC

20140207327 - Method and apparatus for data acquisition, data management, and report generation for tractor trailer subsystem testing and maintenance: Techniques for operating, testing, and generating a testing report for the electrical and air subsystems of a vehicular trailer, without the use of an associated truck tractor are disclosed. The system includes a portable testing unit with self-powered electrical and air subsystems which are interconnected to the corresponding subsystems of... Agent: Lite-check Fleet Solutions, Inc.

20140207328 - Method and device for the diagnosis of defects in components of chassis systems of motor vehicles: A method for the diagnosis of defects in components of motor vehicle chassis systems. Vibrations produced by rotating components of the chassis system due to an imbalance are filtered such that the frequency range which depends on the wheel rotation speed and contains the imbalance-induced vibrations of the rotating components... Agent: Zf Friedrichshafen Ag

20140207329 - 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

20140207330 - Device for detecting the impact of an object on a vehicle: The invention relates to a device for detecting the impact of an object on a vehicle, which comprises a hose filled with a filling medium. The device also comprises a first pressure sensor which is connected with a first end of the hose and a second pressure sensor connected with... Agent:

20140207331 - Estimation of the relative attitude and position between a vehicle body and an implement operably coupled to the vehicle body: An implement having an implement acceleration is operably coupled to a vehicle body having a body acceleration. An attitude of the implement is estimated by receiving acceleration measurements from an accelerometer mounted on the vehicle body and an accelerometer mounted on the implement. A state vector estimate is calculated based... Agent:

20140207332 - Measurement of coupling misalignment of a driveshaft: According to one embodiment, a system for measuring coupling misalignment of a rotorcraft drive shaft includes a reference device and a sensor. The sensor is configured to receive a signal from the reference device indicative of a distance between the reference device and the sensor. The reference device and the... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140207333 - Vehicle seat massage system and method: A seat massage system for a vehicle includes a vehicle seating assembly that has a massaging apparatus. The seat massage system also includes a positioning device for determining a location of the vehicle. A controller controls the massaging apparatus based on the determined location of the vehicle or a location... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140207334 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system configured to judge a vehicle behavior or a driving preference of a driver based on acceleration of the vehicle including at least longitudinal acceleration. An acceleration value used in the judgment is obtained on the basis of a weighted detection value of the actual longitudinal acceleration... Agent:

20140207335 - Electric power steering system: There is provided a drive control method for a motor including multiple sets of coils and drive circuits in an electric power steering system. In order to reduce computational load when sensorless control is executed, an electrical angle estimator includes an α-axis voltage component adder and a β-axis voltage component... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140207337 - Electric power steering apparatus: The control apparatus calculates the first assist component on the basis of the steering torque. The control apparatus calculates the turning angle command value from the steering torque and the first assist component on the basis of the ideal model, executes turning angle feedback control for matching the actual turning... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140207336 - Methods and systems for controlling steering systems of vehicles: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a steering system of a vehicle is provided. A detection unit is configured to obtain one or more of the following values: a compass heading, a global positioning system (GPS) heading, a yaw velocity, and a difference in tire angular velocities. A processor... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140207340 - Adaptive crash structure for a vehicle and associated vehicle: An adaptive crash structure for a vehicle includes a deformation element arranged in a region of a wheel housing of the vehicle, and an interruption system, wherein the deformation element and the interruption system are constructed so as to be able to change from a deactivated state to an activated... Agent: Audi Ag

20140207338 - Customization of a vehicle: Devices, systems, and techniques are provided for customization a vehicle and the interior thereof. The customization can be based at least on customization themes associated with an occupant of the vehicle and/or the vehicle. In addition or in the alternative, the customization can be based at least on vehicular context... Agent:

20140207339 - Motor vehicle safety arrangement and method: Embodiments herein relate to a motor vehicle safety arrangement and method for positioning an occupant properly on a vehicle seat and restraining the occupant thus positioned in preparation of the vehicle potentially being subject to a rear-end collision. A safety belt is associated with the vehicle seat and an electric... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140207341 - Impact-injury predicting system: A first-collision predicting part determines if a possibility of a first collision, which happens between a human and a vehicle, is higher than a predetermined threshold. A first-collision-situation determining part determines a position of a head of the human and a relative speed of the head relative to the vehicle... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140207342 - Method and apparatus for primary driver verification: A system includes a processor configured to examine one or more vehicle settings having been changed after a driver enters a vehicle. Also, the processor is configured to compare the examined settings to settings associated with currently stored driver profiles and verify the driver as a previously stored primary vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140207343 - Opening/closing body control device: An opening/closing body control device has a controller that controls a driving operation of a motor for carrying out an operation for opening/closing an opening/closing body of a vehicle, a load detector that detects a load of the motor; a deciding part that compares a variation in the load detected... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140207344 - Vehicle hatch control system: A hatch control system for a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a rear portion of the vehicle and having a rearward field of view that encompasses a region at the rear of the vehicle that is swept by a hatch or liftgate or deck lid or door of the... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.

20140207345 - Controlling a digging operation of an industrial machine: Systems, methods, devices, and computer readable media for controlling the operation of an industrial machine including one or more components. A method of controlling the industrial machine includes determining a position of at least one of the one or more components of the industrial machine during a digging operation, determining... Agent: Harnischfeger Technologies, Inc.

20140207346 - Method for controlling a working machine: A method for controlling a working machine provided with a bucket as a work implement by which a lifting force can be exerted on an object such as a gravel pile, and at least one ground engaging element by which a traction force can be exerted on the same object... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140207348 - Coast stop vehicle: A coast stop vehicle includes power transmission means provided between a drive source and drive wheels, drive source automatic stop means configured to stop the drive source during vehicle running when a value indicating a driving state of the vehicle is in a drive source stop permission region, slip determination... Agent: Jatco Ltd

20140207347 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device for controlling a vehicle including a first power transmission mechanism arranged between a drive source and a drive wheel, and a second power transmission mechanism which is arranged in series with the first power transmission mechanism and which changes a speed ratio between an input shaft... Agent: Jatco Ltd

20140207349 - Method for the approximate determination of the torque which is actually transmitted by a clutch of a drive train of a vehicle: A method for approximately determining the torque actually transmitted by a clutch of a drive train of a vehicle, includes the steps of: setting a closed state of the clutch and transmitting a torque by way of the drive train, providing a state space model showing the drive train, particularly... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140207350 - Method of calibration of a hydraulically operated clutch of a continuously variable transmission using pressure between a hydrostatic pump and motor: A method of calibrating a hydraulically operated clutch in a continuously variable transmission of a vehicle, includes steps of filling the clutch as if for a shift, using a control signal value for achieving a test pressure, and determining a resulting change in a pressure condition in a hydrostatic power... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140207353 - Acceleration adjuster for vehicles with an electronic accelerator: An aftermarket amplifier of acceleration signal is mounted between the potentiometer of the acceleration pedal and the electronic control unit and is programmed to control and to modify the signals from the accelerator pedal. The amplifier improves the acceleration of a car and overcomes the problems occurring during overreacting. The... Agent:

20140207352 - Driver assistance system having autonomous braking to a standstill: A driver assistance system for a vehicle is provided. The driver assistance system includes a detecting device, which is designed to detect driving data that characterize the driving state of the vehicle, and a controller, which is designed to process the driving data detected by the detecting device and, if... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme Fuer Nutzfahrzeuge Gmbh

20140207354 - Rear area monitoring device for a vehicle, electronic control unit and vehicle having a rear area monitoring device: A rear area monitoring device for a vehicle includes one or more distance sensors configured, to determine the distance of the rear of the vehicle from an obstacle, and at least one electronic control device configured to evaluate the data collected by the distance sensor and to determine a distance... Agent: Wabco Gmbh

20140207351 - Supplementing engine control via a diagnostics port: A secondary controller for controlling the performance of a vehicle is described. The secondary controller sends control commands to a vehicle controller while the vehicle is being driven to effect the operation of the vehicle's power train without requiring any modification of the vehicle controller and without falsifying any information... Agent: 128 Combustion, LLC

20140207355 - Braking force control apparatus for vehicle: An electronic control unit of a braking force control apparatus for a vehicle activates, as a first state, in-wheel motors in a regeneration state, thereby generating motor braking torques, and causes friction brake mechanisms to generate friction braking forces. Moreover, the unit activates, as a second state, the motors in... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140207356 - Method and device for communicating true runway braking performance using data from the flight data management systems of landed aircraft: This invention relates to a computer network for calculating and distributing the true braking coefficient of aircraft on runways and taxiways using a computer which obtains data from an aircraft, including in some preferable embodiments dynamic aircraft properties recorded on the aircraft's flight data management system. Environmental and aircraft parameters... Agent: Aviation Safety Technologies, LLC

20140207357 - Vehicle-side system: The present invention aims to provide a vehicle-side system capable of enhancing convenience for drivers who are driving vehicles having an auto-cruise function. A vehicle-side system of the present invention is mounted on a vehicle having an auto-cruise function and is capable of receiving traffic conditions from outside the vehicle.... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140207358 - Control device and control method for vehicle: A control device for a vehicle executes an adaptive cruise control and an idle stop control. The control device automatically starts an internal combustion engine when an operation amount of a start operating member different from a brake pedal is larger than or equal to a predetermined amount while the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140207359 - Cylinder control systems and methods for discouraging resonant frequency operation: A system includes a command generator module, a compensation module, and a fraction module. The command generator module generates a first command value and one of activates and deactivates intake and exhaust valves of a first cylinder of an engine based on the first command value. The compensation module generates... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140207360 - Microcontroller for pollution control system for an internal combustion engine: A pollution control system for an internal combustion engine includes a microcontroller and a power supply, a plurality of sensors configured to measure operating parameters of the engine, and a PCV valve responsive to a control signal from the microcontroller and configured to regulate a flow rate of blow-by gasses... Agent:

20140207361 - Sliding mode controller and internal combustion engine system control device: The invention relates to a sliding mode controller for controlling a controlled object system by using the adaptive sliding mode control. Also, the invention relates to an internal combustion engine system control device for controlling an internal combustion engine system by using the adaptive sliding mode control. The invention is... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140207362 - Center-side system and vehicle-side system: An object of the present invention is to provide a technology capable of estimating a waiting time at an energy refilling facility for each of drive types. A center-side system includes a center-side receiver that receives, from a vehicle-side system, probe vehicle position information and drive type information that is... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140207363 - Energy consumption calculation device, and energy consumption calculation method of same: An energy-consumption calculation device includes an energy-consumption estimation unit to estimate energy consumption in a predetermined section; an actual energy consumption identification unit to identify an actual energy consumption supplied in the predetermined section by an energy-supply unit; an energy-consumption correction unit to correct the energy consumption in the predetermined... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140207364 - Method and arrangement for determining a trajectory: A method and an arrangement are provided for determining a trajectory for a host vehicle H in order to as smoothly as possible avoid or mitigate a collision. The arrangement may include a processor and at least one of a sensor system or a communication system. The method may include... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140207367 - Method for defining a fall back route for a mobile machine, method of fall back, by a mobile machine, for such a route, associated modules and computer programmes: A Method for defining a fall back route comprising of way points, for a mobile machine, in a 3D zone (ZNd) of displacement having convex zones (Zni, i=1 to 7) each describing a polygon in any plane perpendicular to a Z axis over a considered region (Hj, j=1 to 6)... Agent: Dassault Aviation

20140207365 - Methods for determining a flight path: Methods for determining a flight path for a data-collecting aircraft having a sensor may include defining a data-collecting area, subdividing the data-collecting area into zones, defining a waypoint for each of the zones to define a set of waypoints, and determining a flight path for the data-collecting aircraft incorporating the... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems LLC

20140207366 - Route re-planning using enemy force lethality projection: A method, system and computer readable media for route re-planning including generating enemy force movement predictions to be used during mission planning. During a mission, enemy force movements can be compared to the predictions. By using enemy force movement predictions for an initial comparison, the enemy force movements may only... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20140207368 - Variable density depthmap: One or more systems, devices, and/or methods for organizing spatial data are disclosed. For example, a method includes receiving a location data point from a navigation device. A controller compares the distance from each of a plurality of data points to the location data point. In constructing a depthmap that... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140207369 - System and method for controlling the transmission of traffic information to a vehicle navigation system: Systems and methods for improved vehicle navigation using mobile communication device (e.g., phone) technology as a means for transmitting vehicle route data that has been updated as a result of changed or changing traffic conditions. A mobile communication device is connected between a vehicle and a remote server. Traffic information... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140207370 - Gps navigation code system: A GPS Navigation Code System comprising either a smart cell phone or a personal data assistant (PDA) having GPS features and easy address retrieval means, thereby enabling a driver to retrieve and request directions to an address. The user pre-programs the system with a plurality of addressees or points of... Agent:

20140207372 - System and method for displaying address information on a map: A method of displaying a map on a device includes determining position information of a position on the map, displaying a graphical position indicator representing the position on the map, determining address information corresponding to the position on the map, and presenting the address information via a user interface of... Agent: Blackberry Limited

20140207371 - Systems and method for determining spatial locations of patient data gathering devices: A method for determining a spatial location of at least one patient data gathering device includes the steps of receiving at least one signal from a geolocation system and analyzing the at least one signal to determine the spatial location of the at least one patient data gathering device.... Agent:

20140207373 - Location and distance based reminders: Location information of each participant may be linked to a reminder system or application on the participant's mobile computing device that reminds the participant of upcoming events, tasks, meetings, and so on. Instead of activating a reminder at a fixed reminder time, location information from location based services may be... Agent: Sap Ag

20140207374 - System and method for tracking and locating a person, animal, or machine: A system and method for estimating the position of an object, such as a person, animal, or machine. The system includes first and second inertial measurement units, a first and second originator antennas, and a first and second transponder antennas. The system uses data from the inertial measurement units to... Agent: Ensco, Inc.

20140207376 - Computer-implemented systems and methods for planning a route: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining shortest route(s) or path(s) to one or more destination nodes from one or more origin nodes. In accordance with one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided that includes identifying a plurality of origin nodes associated with a route based on a threshold distance... Agent: Mapquest, Inc.

20140207375 - Distribution of location and movement information of meeting participants: Location information of each participant in a carpool or other event may be automatically collected at a central server. The location information may be collected based on an ascertained location of a mobile computing device carried by a participant. The location of each participant's mobile computing device may be obtained... Agent: Sap Ag

20140207378 - Gps data repair: Repairing GPS data is disclosed. Repairing GPS data includes repairing an effort, comprising determining that the effort includes inaccurate GPS data; and adjusting the effort using a repaired base map. Repairing GPs data includes repairing a segment, comprising determining an inaccurate shape data in the segment; and adjusting shape data... Agent: Strava, Inc.

20140207377 - Lane determination based on spatial data from local sources: A method, computer program product and system for determining an optimal lane recommendation of a road having a plurality of lanes for a primary vehicle within an optimal guided route to a destination. The steps including retrieving local environment data comprising real-time spatial data directly from at least one local... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

  
07/17/2014 > 73 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20140200739 - Enhancing vehicle connectivity: One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for enhancing vehicle connectivity are provided herein. In one or more embodiments, rule based actions may be implemented in connection with a vehicle. A system may include input devices or input components associated with a vehicle that may receive vehicle data. Output... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140200735 - Parity on data link switches: A system for monitoring switch activity using a data network includes a double pole double throw switch biased and connected to provide redundant signals from both outputs of the same switch and to convey both signals over a data network, such as a controller area network (CAN). The switch outputs... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140200736 - Pc-based automobile owner's manual, diagnostics, and auto care: A computer built into an automobile displays the owner's manual for the car. The user requests more information about the automobile through the computer, and the additional information is displayed to the user. Information may include a description of a specific function or device of the car, service history, and/or... Agent:

20140200737 - User identification and personalized vehicle settings management system: A system and method for identifying an occupant of a vehicle as an authorized user and managing settings and configurations of vehicle components based on personal preferences of the authorized user includes detecting occupant characteristics from multiple sensors, determining whether the occupant is an authorized user of the vehicle based... Agent:

20140200738 - Vehicle accident history recorder: A vehicle accident history recorder is provided. The vehicle accident history recorder comprises: a collision detection sensor for detecting a collision of a vehicle; a collision determination section for determining an occurrence of the collision based on a detection result of the collision detection sensor; a yaw rate sensor for... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140200742 - Autostarting a vehicle based on user criteria: A method of remotely performing a vehicle autostart function when starting a vehicle engine. A vehicle may be associated with a handheld communication device (HCD) using a vehicle mobile application (e.g., on the HCD). Using the application, a configuration of at least one vehicle function and autostart criteria may be... Agent: General Motors LLC

20140200741 - Control system for vehicle in a guideway network: A control system for a vehicle in a guideway network including a centralized control system configured to generate a first set of instructions. The control system further includes at least one de-centralized control system configured to generate a second set of instructions. The control system further includes an on-board controller... Agent: Thales Canada, Inc.

20140200745 - Information processing apparatus, sound operating system, and sound operating method for information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus for operating a vehicle, when the vehicle is running, and an application is instructed through voice. An in-running operation acceptance/denial list is produced, i.e., a list of words meaning an operation to be inhibited from being executed during the time when the vehicle is running. A... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.

20140200744 - Method and system for steering an unmanned aerial vehicle: The present invention relates to a method for steering a UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, to enable a high level command of the UAV. The method comprising the steps of: determining (500) a reference position (200, 300, 400) related to a position (210, 310, 410) for a moving object (220, 320,... Agent: Saab Ab

20140200740 - Short range wireless communication between a vehicle and a handheld communications device: A method and system for establishing short range wireless communication (SRWC) between a handheld communications device (HCD) and a vehicle telematics unit. In some instances, the communication may be established following a disconnection event between the telematics unit and a wireless carrier network. The SRWC may include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi... Agent: General Motors LLC

20140200743 - Vehicle instrument panel apparatus and control method thereof: A vehicle instrument panel apparatus includes a communication unit configured to receive a widget or content transmitted from one or more user terminals, an instrument panel page constituted of a plurality of instrument panel containers in which the widget or content is embedded, a converting unit configured to generate data... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140200746 - Aircraft health assessment system: According to one embodiment, a system for assessing health of an aircraft includes a receiver, a flight spectrum analyzer, and a health assessment analyzer. The receiver receives, from an aircraft, a plurality of measurements associated with two or more flight parameters. The plurality of measurements includes measurements spanning at least... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140200751 - Flight recording system in an aircraft integrating the audio management function: A flight recording system with a simple, precise, reliable and low cost installation and connection architecture. This system includes a box provided with reversible fastening means onto the aircraft, said box comprising recording means for recording conversations and audio communications and audio management means for managing signals and for providing... Agent:

20140200747 - Method, device, and computer redable media for automatic management of configuration and reconfiguration of a plurality of systems of an aircraft: Methods, devices, and computer readable media are disclosed for automatic management of configuration and reconfiguration procedures of a plurality of systems of an aircraft, for example and without limitation, for aircraft operational and maintenance uses. In some aspects, a centralized device for automatic management of configuration and reconfiguration procedures of... Agent:

20140200750 - System for piloting an aircraft provided with a performance functions server: A piloting system including a performance functions server which is linked to all the computers of the piloting system, which hosts all the performance functions of the piloting system and which is able to supply the results of performance functions to at least said computers of the piloting system.... Agent:

20140200748 - Systems for tasks guidance of operations management in an aircraft cockpit: Aircraft guidance assistance systems and computer readable media are disclosed. The present subject matter includes systems and computer readable media for providing task guidance for managing flight operations during normal operating procedures or exceptional situations caused by abnormal events. In some aspects, a system for providing task guidance can include... Agent:

20140200749 - Unmanned air vehicle communications: A communications management system, including a configurable router, and method, for an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), arranged to selectively route data between a plurality of avionic subsystems/communications resources on the UAV and a plurality of transceivers on the UAV, the routes selected being determined at least in part according to... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20140200752 - Meteorological modelling method for calculating an aircraft flight plan: c

20140200753 - Rail bus transportation network loop system: A transportation network system: comprising existing dual-mode vehicles facilities operating on existing railway tracks and on existing roadways roads and existing roadway-railway crossings facilities for the transportation, pickup, and drop off of passengers and of goods within and about an urban city environment. Fundamental to this system is the integration... Agent:

20140200758 - Hybrid vehicle: A control device is configured to, during acceleration, set a first operation point on a basis of an engine output power and a high torque constraint, set a second operation point on a basis of the engine output power and a high efficiency constraint, set a target operation point so... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140200754 - Methods of operating a series hybrid vehicle: A method for operating a hybrid vehicle is provided, in which an engine generates secondary power that is either stored or used as direct input energy by a secondary power source to provide motive power to the vehicle. The secondary power source is powered by secondary energy from an energy... Agent:

20140200757 - Onboard system, electronic key system, and control unit: An onboard system includes a switch arranged on a vehicle at a location allowing for a user to operate the switch from outside the vehicle. A control unit allows for a vehicle power supply to be switched OFF if an operation performed on the switch is detected when a power... Agent:

20140200755 - System and method for controlling voltage on a power network: A power control system for controlling a power network of a hybrid electrical vehicle, is provided. The power control system includes a power generating unit, one or more energy storage units coupled to a power converting unit, an electrical load. The power control system further includes a control logic module... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20140200756 - System and method for optimizing the storing of vehicular energy: A system for storing electrically a regenerative energy of a vehicle is provided. The system includes a first energy storage device, a second energy storage device, an energy regulating device coupled to the first and second energy storage devices, a source of regenerative power configured to capture a regenerative energy... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20140200759 - Rear vision system with trailer angle detection: A rear vision system for a vehicle includes a rearward facing camera disposed at a rearward portion of a vehicle equipped with the rear vision system. The rearward facing camera is operable to captures images rearward of the equipped vehicle. When a trailer is near and/or attached to the equipped... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.

20140200760 - Method for vehicle communication by means of a vehicle-implemented vehicle diagnostic system, vehicle diagnostic interface, interace module, user communication terminal, data connection system, and diagnostic and control network for a plurality of vehicle: The invention relates to a method for vehicle communication via a vehicle-implemented vehicle diagnosis system (3), to which a vehicle diagnosis interface (10) having an interface connector (11), an interface module (12) and an air interface (13) is connected, and in which: vehicle diagnosis data (I) from a vehicle are... Agent: Augmentation Industries Gmbh

20140200761 - Brake chamber with sensor: A brake chamber includes a housing defining a service air brake volume. A diaphragm is associated with a plate that is movably secured within the housing. The diaphragm divides the service air brake volume into a pressure portion and a non.-pressure portion. Respective volumes of the pressure portion and the... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

20140200764 - Control apparatus for controlling active vibroisolating support device: A control apparatus includes an actuator ECU for controlling a plurality of ACMs. When an engine is started or restarted, the actuator ECU begins a vibration suppressing control process with the ACMs for suppressing vibrations transmitted to a vehicle body when a crankshaft angle, which is represented by a CRK... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140200762 - Creating a sensory experience in a vehicle: Systems and methods directed to creating a sensory experience in a vehicle are described herein. Data may be received from one or more sources. Device data may be generated based at least in part on the received data. One or more output components associated with the vehicle may be identified.... Agent:

20140200763 - Vehicle accessory load controller and method: A system includes a source of regenerative power that generates power during a regenerative event, an electrical energy storage system connected with the source of regenerative power to receive and store regenerative power during the regenerative event, an accessory load that reduces an amount of energy stored in the energy... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company

20140200765 - Vehicle comfort system for using and/or controlling vehicle functions with the assistance of a mobile device: Vehicle with a comfort system having: a vehicle controller device, via which different vehicle systems and/or vehicle functions can be controlled; at least one vehicle communication device for exchanging data via wireless communication; a plurality of identification modules arranged in the vehicle that comprise an identification code readable in the... Agent: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

20140200766 - Method for operating a side wind assistant for a vehicle and side wind assistant for a vehicle: A side wind assistant for a vehicle and a method for the operation of the side wind assistant involve detecting a side wind disturbance acting on the vehicle and reacting to the side wind disturbance by carrying out a side wind compensation intervention to at least partially compensate for the... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140200767 - Motor control device and electric power steering apparatus: A motor control apparatus includes a plurality of voltage detecting sections configured to each detect a terminal voltage of one of phases of a brushless motor, and a control section configured to control driving of the motor. The control section takes in, via separate signal lines, detection signals of the... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140200771 - Steering control device: A steering control device has a filter section configured to remove a high frequency component from an output of a torque sensor configured to detect a steering torque of a steering device mounted on a vehicle, a current command section configured to output a current command value based on a... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140200770 - Systems and methods for correcting steering wheel angle errors: A system for correcting steering wheel angle errors of a motor vehicle of the present disclosure may include a steering wheel angle sensor, an actuator angle sensor, and at least one of a wheel speed sensor and a lateral acceleration sensor. The system may further include a controller configured to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140200769 - Unparking control system and unparking control method using the same: Provided is an unparking control system capable of unparking a vehicle from a parking space safely, conveniently and quickly through a reduced number of unparking control steps, and an unparking control method using the same. The unparking control system includes: a parking control device configured to measure distances from front... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140200768 - Vehicle travel assisting device: In a vehicle travel assisting device, a vehicle speed, a yaw rate, a traveling lane of an own vehicle, and a position of a leading vehicle are detected. Target travel coordinates of the own vehicle are calculated, based on the traveling lane and the position of the leading vehicle A... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140200773 - Device and method for triggering a vehicle occupant protection means, triggering system and vehicle: A device for triggering an occupant protection means of a vehicle has an environment sensor for monitoring a surrounding environment of the vehicle, the environment sensor being adapted so as to output an environment signal in response to an impending collision of the vehicle. The device further has a triggering... Agent:

20140200772 - Energy absorbing shield and system for small urban vehicles: One variation includes a product including actuator system including an actuator connected to a shield; a control module for selectively actuating or deploying the actuator wherein the actuator may be moved from a first position to a second position in which the shield is extended a distance away from the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140200774 - Vehicle door latch system and method: A door latch system of a vehicle includes a fork bolt lever engagable with a striker and is movable between a latched position for securing the striker and an unlatched position. A detent is movable between an engaged position in which the detent engages with the fork bolt lever to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140200776 - Excavation control system for hydraulic excavator: An excavation control system includes a working unit having a bucket, a designed landform data storage part storing designed landform data, a bucket position data generation part that generates bucket position data, a designed surface data generation part, and an excavation limit control part. The designed surface data generation part... Agent:

20140200775 - Work vehicle and work vehicle control method: A work vehicle is provided with an engine, a hydraulic pump, a movement hydraulic motor, an acceleration operation member, and a control section. The hydraulic pump is driven by the engine. The movement hydraulic motor is driven by hydraulic fluid which is discharged from the hydraulic pump. The acceleration operation... Agent:

20140200778 - Gear shift control apparatus for vehicle: A torque sharing rate is set as a constraint of a motion equation of an automatic transmission by using a gear shift model in which gear shift target values are set by two values of a torque on a rotating member on an output shaft side and a rotation speed... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140200777 - Hybrid vehicle automatic simulated shifting: A system for simulated shifting for a hybrid vehicle, the system includes a plurality of wheels, an engine, a sensor, a transmission, a memory for storing target engine speeds and deceleration torques for a plurality of simulated gears, and a processor. The engine provides a torque to the plurality of... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140200779 - Control apparatus for continuously variable transmission: A control apparatus for a continuously variable transmission is capable of continuously changing an output of an internal combustion engine mounted on a vehicle and allowing a transmission mode to be switchable between a continuous transmission mode in which a transmission ratio is set continuously and a stepped transmission mode... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140200780 - Attitude controller and saddle riding type vehicle having the same: An attitude controller eliminates a skid motion of a banked vehicle when travelling through a curve. The attitude controller includes a lateral acceleration sensor that obtains lateral acceleration, as rightward or leftward accelerations, acting on a vehicle of a motorcycle, a bank angle detector that detects a bank angle of... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140200781 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system includes an internal combustion engine capable of switching an operating state and a non-operating state while a vehicle travels, an engaging device capable of switching an engaged state in which the internal combustion engine is engaged with a driving wheel so that a power can be... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140200783 - Method for operating a motor vehicle in trailing throttle mode: In a motor vehicle with an adjustable coupling (intermediate device) between the (crank)shaft and floor contact elements (wheels), wherein the coupling is set in over trailing throttle mode in such a way that the rotational speed of the shaft is reduced, in particular is adjusted to a predefined value, in... Agent:

20140200784 - Vehicle braking control device: Each of a plurality of electric brake devices corresponds to one of a plurality of wheels and includes a motor. A brake ECU, which controls the electric brake devices, determines whether there is an overheated motor of which the temperature T is greater than or equal to a first set... Agent: Advics Co., Ltd.

20140200782 - Vehicle turn monitoring system and method: A vehicle turn monitoring method comprises determining an intent for a host vehicle to execute a left turn before the host vehicle begins to execute the left turn, monitoring a location relationship between the host vehicle and a remote vehicle before the host vehicle begins to execute the left turn,... Agent: Nissan North America, Inc.

20140200785 - Tire localization systems and methods in tire pressure monitoring systems: Embodiments relate to a control unit comprising a data input to receive wheel rotation data from each of a plurality of fixed wheel rotation sensors associated with a wheel of a vehicle and acceleration samples from a plurality of wheel units. The control unit includes a processor to localize each... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140200786 - Method of and apparatus for braking a tractor-trailer combination: A method of controlling the braking of a tractor-trailer combination (10) in which the tractor (11) includes a drive train having an engine and at least one ground-engaging member (14, 16) driveably connected thereto via an adjustable-ratio transmission; at least one ground-engaging member (14, 16) of the tractor includes at... Agent:

20140200787 - Vehicle dynamics control device: A vehicle dynamics control device includes a control unit that executes braking/driving torque control based upon vehicle information that includes operation input information and vehicle dynamics information. The operation input information includes a lateral motion operation index pertaining to a lateral motion operation executed to generate a lateral motion in... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140200788 - Arrangement and method for adapting a cruise control system in a vehicle: An arrangement for adapting a cruise control system in a vehicle includes a cruise control modifier unit connected to a cruise control system, where the cruise control modifier unit includes a position input arrangement adapted to receive actual position information from a position source, a map input arrangement adapted to... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20140200789 - Driver feedback for vehicle operation: The following description relates to systems and methods for adjusting vehicle response parameters in response to indications of vehicle operator preferences. In one example approach, a method comprises, during a cruise control mode of operation, adjusting a vehicle response parameter from a default set-point based on an indication of vehicle... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140200790 - Monitor system for monitoring the starting of a rotary wing aircraft, an aircraft, and a method using the system: A method of starting a turboshaft engine (5) of an aircraft (1), said aircraft (1) being provided with a rotary wing, said aircraft (1) having a freewheel (15) interposed in a drive train (10) between said engine (5) and a rotor (2) of said rotary wing (1), said engine (5)... Agent: Airbus Helicopters

20140200792 - Control apparatus for vehicles: A control apparatus for controlling a vehicle includes an actuator ECU. The actuator ECU acquires a crankshaft angle (stopped crankshaft angle) at a time that an engine stops operating. The actuator ECU identifies a crankshaft angle depending on an edge of a first TDC pulse of a TDC pulse signal... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140200791 - Control apparatus of internal combustion engine: In a turbocharged internal combustion engine, an amount of cylinder suction air is calculated with sufficiently high accuracy to suitably control the internal combustion engine in consideration of influences of an exhaust pressure on a volumetric efficiency equivalent value without requiring a huge memory capacity, in fewer adaptive man hours,... Agent:

20140200794 - Methods and systems for a hybrid vehicle: Systems and methods for learning torque estimate errors and updating torque estimation models are presented. In one example, torque errors are learned during an engine shut-down, after a disconnect clutch coupled between an engine and an electric machine has been released. An updated torque estimation model is then used to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140200793 - System and method for determining and displaying a fuel-equivalent distance-per-energy consumption rate: A method and system for determining and displaying a rate corresponding to the distance travelled by a vehicle per an amount of fuel-equivalent energy consumption, and more particularly for determining and displaying a number of miles or kilometers travelled per a gallon or a liter of total fuel and fuel-equivalent... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140200795 - Engine control device of working machine, and engine control method for the same: An engine control device is provided including a detection unit for detecting the operating state of a working machine; a no-load maximum speed computation unit for computing a no-load maximum speed being an engine speed to be increased to the maximum upon a load of the working machine being released,... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140200796 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for use of a windshield wiper fluid having a reformulated composition including one or more non-ionic surfactants. The fluid is delivered to the windshield in response to an operator demand for wiping the windshield. The same fluid is also delivered to a cylinder in response... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140200797 - Eco-friendly intelligent traffic detection system: An eco-friendly intelligent traffic detection system is provided, the traffic detection system is based on wireless network architecture. The system is linked to a navigation network, and reminds drivers of road conditions, the system can also be linked to mobile base station, in order to achieve a purpose of rational... Agent:

20140200798 - Driver assistance system and method for operating a driver assistance system: A driver assistance system for a vehicle including: a detection device for detecting the vehicle surroundings, a position determination device for determining a vehicle position relative to the vehicle surroundings, a database having an ontological data structure in which traffic rules are implemented, a linker for linking the detected vehicle... Agent:

20140200799 - Vehicle control apparatus: A vehicle control device basically includes a first risk computation unit, a second risk computing unit and a first risk adjustment unit. The first risk computation unit calculates a first risk with respect to a nearby obstacle located in a nearby detection region near a host vehicle. The second risk... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140200800 - Method and device for determining a suitability of a route: A method for determining a suitability of a route including a plurality of sections for traveling on by a driver of a vehicle. The method has a step of determining a fatigue prediction value, which predicts a fatigue of the driver of the vehicle for at least one section of... Agent:

20140200801 - Vehicle travel path generating apparatus: When a travel path is to be generated for a vehicle, road surface lines (white lines, etc.) delimiting the traffic lane of the vehicle, and also external objects in the vehicle environment, are detected and registered as respective obstacles. Specific points are defined at appropriate locations on each obstacle, and... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140200802 - Optional re-routing: Disclosed herein are tools and techniques for providing optional re-routing. In one exemplary embodiment disclosed herein, a determination is made that a location of a computing device is not on a predetermined route between a start location and an end location. Based on the determining, a re-route option is provided.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140200803 - Guidance system, server, terminal device, and guidance method: A guidance system includes an SNS server that distributes guidance information, e.g., to a smartphone. The SNS server includes a post information DB, a map DB, and a guidance information DB. Pieces of post information and selected guidance information are transmitted to the smartphone via a communication unit. The smartphone... Agent: Alpine Electronics, Inc.

20140200804 - Systems and methods for estimating time of arrival for vehicle navigation: Systems and methods for estimating time of arrival for vehicle navigation are described. One embodiment of a method includes determining a route for a vehicle to reach a destination from a current location determining, by the computing device, an estimated time for reaching the destination from the current location. Embodiments... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140200805 - Deviation detection in mobile transit systems: In one embodiment, a mobile device or a network device is configured to identify when a transit vehicle deviates from a transit path. The mobile device is configured to perform a positioning technique to generate data indicative of the location of a mobile device. Based on the location of the... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140200806 - Apparatus and methods for routing: An electronic navigational system may automatically develop nautical routes, may retrieve previously-developed nautical routes, or may combine previously developed route(s) or route segment(s) with an automatically developed route or route segment(s).... Agent:

20140200807 - Route planning: A computer-implemented route planning method comprises determining source and destination nodes in a graph data structure based on a route planning query, executing an initial graph search on the graph data structure using graph costs based on real-time traffic data, wherein the initial graph search starts at the source node... Agent: Google Inc.

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