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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

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12/04/2014 > 120 patent applications in 61 patent subcategories.

20140358323 - Apparatus and method for determining short-term driving tendency of driver: An apparatus for determining a short-term driving tendency of a driver according to the present invention includes a data detector configured to detect a vehicle speed and an inter-vehicle distance, and a controller configured to determine the short-term driving tendency of the driver on the basis of the vehicle speed... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140358328 - Method and control unit for operating a dynamics control system of a vehicle as well as a control system for dynamics control of a vehicle using surroundings sensor data: A method for operating a control system for dynamics control of a vehicle, in particular a motor vehicle, which includes: detecting an object with the aid of at least one surroundings detection device which detects a detection area in the vehicle surroundings, determining the probability of an interaction, between the... Agent:

20140358327 - Method for activating a driver assistance system: In a method for activating a driver assistance system in a vehicle, a check is performed after an activating request for a driver assistance system from a driver as to whether the driver of the vehicle is suitable for utilizing the requested driver assistance system, and the activation of the... Agent:

20140358326 - Motor vehicle operating data collection and analysis: A method and apparatus for collecting and evaluating powered vehicle operation utilizing on-board diagnostic components and location determining components or systems. The invention creates one or more databases whereby identifiable behavior or evaluative characteristics can be analyzed or categorized. The evaluation can include predicting likely future events. The database can... Agent:

20140358329 - Rider characteristic assessment device and straddle-ridden vehicle provided therewith: A rider characteristic determining apparatus capable of determining characteristics of a rider controlling a saddle riding type vehicle, and a saddle riding type vehicle including the same, are configured such that the rider's characteristics are determined from a turning movement of the saddle riding type vehicle which reflects results of... Agent:

20140358321 - System and method for lane boundary estimation and host vehicle position and orientation: Lane Boundary Estimation and Host Vehicle Position and Orientation, within the host lane estimation, using V2V (vehicle to vehicle) system, are discussed here. Lane boundary detection and tracking is essential for many active safety/ADAS application. The lane boundary position enables the tracking of the host vehicle position and orientation inside... Agent:

20140358322 - System and method for map matching: In one example, we describe a method, system, and infrastructure for dealing with lane-level matching problem, and provide different methods of estimating position corrections, position and map matched confidence, self-correcting map matching (i.e., Map Matching Algorithm (at lane-level)), and turning and lane change events. On the top of the described... Agent:

20140358324 - System and method for road side equipment of interest selection for active safety applications: In one example, we describe a method and infrastructure for DSRC V2X (vehicle to infrastructure plus vehicle) system. In one example, some of connected vehicle applications require data from infrastructure road side equipment (RSE). Examples of such applications are road intersection safety application which mostly requires map and traffic signal... Agent:

20140358325 - Vehicular system: A use specifying unit specifies a “purpose of use” of a vehicle based on a running-data table. An application selection unit selects one or more information-related applications which are suitable for the “purpose of use”, from a plurality of information-related applications. Then, an execution inhibition unit inhibits execution of information-related... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited

20140358320 - Wheel speed sensor and interface systems and methods: A measurement system includes a speed plus sensor and a control unit. The speed plus sensor is configured to detect a magnetic field in response to speed and resonance characteristics. The speed plus sensor is also configured to generate a sensor output signal having speed data and enhanced resonance data.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140358330 - Automated guided vehicles: The present invention relates to automated guided vehicles, hereinafter referred to as AGVs, and specifically to AGVs used for entertainment purposes. More specifically, the present invention relates to a safety system for a passenger carrying AGV used for entertainment purposes. The present invention acts to prevent a passenger carrying automated... Agent: Robocoaster Limited

20140358331 - Transitioning a mixed-mode vehicle to autonomous mode: Disclosed are methods and devices for transitioning a mixed-mode autonomous vehicle from a human driven mode to an autonomously driven mode. Transitioning may include stopping a vehicle on a predefined landing strip and detecting a reference indicator. Based on the reference indicator, the vehicle may be able to know its... Agent:

20140358332 - Methods and systems for controlling an aircraft: Methods, aircraft, and instrumentation systems are provided. An aircraft instrumentation system includes a first sensor and a controller. The first sensor is configured to detect a first gesture within a first task envelope located in an aircraft. The controller is coupled with the first sensor and is configured to compare... Agent:

20140358335 - Aerial refueling indication system and method: An indication system and method for detecting and displaying the relative position during fuel transfer. The system comprises a first input device configured to be capable of detecting the extended length from the tanker aircraft of elongated hose and to be capable of sending the detected length of elongated hose... Agent:

20140358334 - Aircraft instrument cursor control using multi-touch deep sensors: Aircraft and instrumentation systems are provided. An aircraft includes a display surface, at least one projector, at least one deep sensor, and a controller. The display surface is configured to display images with aircraft information. The at least one projector is oriented to project the images onto the display surface.... Agent:

20140358333 - Airspeed estimation using rotor vibrations: Embodiments are directed to determining, by a computing device comprising a processor, at least one parameter associated with a rotorcraft, obtaining, by the computing device, a profile of a vibration associated with the operation of the rotorcraft based on the at least one parameter, determining, by the computing device, an... Agent:

20140358336 - Communication system for use with train consist: The disclosure is directed to a communication method for use with a train consist having a locomotive and a tender car. The communication method may include transmitting between the locomotive and the tender car operational data captured by network components located onboard at least one of the locomotive and the... Agent: Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.

20140358337 - Train guidance-display system and train guidance-display method: After latest door opening-side information is received from an operational management server on a ground after a train starts an operation, train-information managing apparatuses output the door opening-side information to display control apparatuses as guidance data, the display control apparatuses create video data indicating an opening side of doors for... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140358338 - Traveling vehicle system: A traveling vehicle system includes a track network including tracks, a plurality of traveling vehicles, and a traveling vehicle controller. The controller is programmed and configured to include an abnormality detecting unit configured to detect an abnormality in a track on the downstream side of a diverging section including at... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20140358339 - System and method for controlling de-rating of propulsion-generating vehicles in a vehicle system: A method for de-rating propulsion-generating vehicles in a vehicle system includes identifying a feature of interest in a route and identifying one or more propulsion-generating vehicles as de-rating vehicles that are subject to a handling rule associated with the feature of interest. The handling rule dictates that throttle settings be... Agent:

20140358341 - Apparatus and method for controlling cooling of electronic components of fuel cell vehicle: An apparatus and method for controlling cooling of electronic components of a fuel cell vehicle are provided. The apparatus for controlling cooling of electronic components connected in series and parallel with a coolant loop in a fuel cell vehicle using a pump includes a monitor configured to collect measured temperature... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140358349 - Control device for vehicle: A control device of a vehicle includes a first electric motor; a differential mechanism having a rotating element coupled to the first electric motor, a rotating element that is an output rotating member coupled to drive wheels in a power transmittable manner, and a rotating element coupled to a non-rotating... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358348 - Electric vehicle and method for controlling same: The present invention relates to an electric vehicle and to a method for controlling same. The electric vehicle according to the present invention comprises: a sensor unit including a first sensor and a second sensor; and a vehicle control unit including a main processing unit and a sub-processing unit for... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140358351 - Engine operation start control device of hybrid vehicle: The invention relates to an engine operation start control device of a hybrid vehicle comprising a power output device having an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. In this hybrid vehicle, an intermittent control for intermittently operating the engine can be performed and when the operation of the engine... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358340 - Hybrid electric vehicle: In a first forward drive mode, at speeds of the vehicle lower than a predetermined speed, an electric traction motor (17) drives the wheels (12, 13) of the vehicle, while an internal-combustion engine (27) drives an electric generator (34) or rests. The generator charges an electric battery (38), or powers... Agent:

20140358347 - Hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle for reducing a variation in accelerator position when an EV mode is switched to a HV mode is provided. A controller executes the following process during running in the EV mode. The controller sets an increase of the accelerator position from a first accelerator position to a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358350 - Motor vehicle, battery, and method for controlling a battery: A battery comprises a number n of battery module strings, wherein n is a natural number greater than or equal to two. The battery module strings have several battery modules, and one battery module has a coupling unit. The coupling unit is configured as a voltage transformer and couples the... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140358346 - Optimized power supply architecture: A power supply architecture provides for the efficient distribution and failsafe monitoring of power in a microcontroller system. The power supply architecture incorporates various components with high integrity and diverse monitoring schemes that allow the associated control processors to operate with high safety standards. The various embodiments provide an integrated... Agent: Trw Automotive U.s. LLC

20140358344 - Power assist device and ambulatory assist vehicle: A power assist device for assisting a user to operate an object. The power assist device includes a pressure sensor that detects an operating force applied to the object by the user; a motor that outputs and applies a motive force to the object; and a controller. The controller records... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140358342 - Systems and methods for photovoltaic vehicle operation: The invention provides an electrical vehicle power system that compares power use to anticipated need and regulates power use so that the anticipated need is satisfied by available power, thus ensuring ample power for a user to complete an activity such as playing a round of golf. The system uses... Agent: E-car Solar LLC

20140358345 - Vehicle control unit: A control unit for a vehicle, which comprises an engine, a driving motor, an engaging/disengaging device, and a voltage raising device, includes a switching control unit and a voltage raising control unit controlling the voltage raising device. The switching control unit switches between a first driving mode in which the... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358352 - Vehicle speed control device and vehicle including same: A vehicle speed control device includes: a traction battery; an electric motor that drives wheels of a vehicle to rotate; an inverter, connected to the traction battery via electrical paths and, converts electric power supplied by the traction battery to electric power for supply to the electric motor; and relays... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358343 - Vehicle tire frictional drive rotational power and energy source: The tire friction drive rotational power and energy source provides a means of harvesting energy from a rotating tire of a vehicle in motion with minimal energy impact on vehicle power source. Rotational inertia or energy is transferred from one or more tires through friction to turn an energy producing... Agent:

20140358353 - Control of the autonomous mode of bimodal vehicles: A control of autonomous vehicles, and a method for controlling at least one autonomous ground vehicle configured to adopt two operating modes, including a manual mode in which the driving depends on driving instructions from the driver of the vehicle, and an autonomous mode, in which the driving depends on... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140358354 - Windrower autoguidance hydraulic steering interface: An autoguidance interface for a hydraulic steering system for a differential steered self-propelled agricultural windrower, windrower speed and direction controlled by adjustment to a control input shaft to control the output of a pair of tandem-mounted hydraulic drive pumps and provide motive power for the windrower. The control input shaft... Agent: Cnh America, LLC

20140358355 - Method and device for dynamic monitoring of gas sensors: In a method for monitoring the dynamics of gas sensors of an internal combustion engine, which gas sensors exhibit a low-pass behavior as a function of geometry, measurement principle, aging, or contamination, a dynamics diagnosis is carried out, upon a change in the gas state variable to be measured, on... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140358357 - Diagnostic assistance: Embodiments of techniques or systems for customization of, diagnostic assistance, and driving analytics related to snapshot data of a vehicle are provided herein. For example, a snapshot can be taken. The snapshot can be based on a snapshot package customized according to symptoms experienced by a driver of a vehicle,... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140358358 - Driving analytics: Embodiments of techniques or systems for customization of, diagnostic assistance, and driving analytics related to snapshot data of a vehicle are provided herein. For example, a snapshot can be taken. The snapshot can be based on a snapshot package customized according to symptoms experienced by a driver of a vehicle,... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140358356 - Event driven snapshots: Embodiments of techniques or systems for customization of, diagnostic assistance, and driving analytics related to snapshot data of a vehicle are provided herein. For example, a snapshot can be taken. The snapshot can be based on a snapshot package customized according to symptoms experienced by a driver of a vehicle,... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140358359 - Vehicle diagnostic system, vehicle diagnostic method, and external diagnostic device: Provided are a vehicle diagnostic system, a vehicle diagnostic method, and an external diagnostic device that are capable of readily or promptly confirming or diagnosing whether or not a malfunction related to non-execution of idle stop in a vehicle having an idle stop control system has occurred. The external diagnostic... Agent:

20140358360 - In-vehicle control system and in-vehicle control apparatus: An in-vehicle control system includes an in-vehicle control apparatus and a different in-vehicle apparatus communicably connected with each other. The different in-vehicle apparatus outputs detection data including a vehicle signal, result information indicating a diagnostic result of a self-diagnostic process, and time information indicating elapsed time measured from an appearance... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140358361 - Vehicle software upgrade techniques: System and method for maintaining functionality of software includes initially providing the vehicle with software resident on computer-readable medium to enable it to operate and interact with components thereof and updating the vehicle software by receiving a wireless transmission from one or more remote locations, e.g., a location maintained by... Agent:

20140358362 - Vehicle software upgrade techniques: System and method for maintaining functionality of software includes initially providing the vehicle with software resident on computer-readable medium to enable it to operate and interact with components thereof and updating the vehicle software by receiving a wireless transmission from one or more remote locations, e.g., a location maintained by... Agent:

20140358363 - Ball bearing assembly notification mechanism: A ball bearing assembly can include an outer race that includes an inner surface; an inner race that comprises an outer surface that includes an imperfection and a shoulder disposed at a shoulder angle where the imperfection is disposed at an angle in a range from about 50% of the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140358365 - Electronic control unit: An electronic control unit includes a controller configured to interrupt a failsafe relay for a predetermined time period while an external load, such as an electric servo motor, is in a non-operating state and to perform a diagnosis of a short-circuit fault, which may occur at a load power supply... Agent: Nidec Elesys Corporation

20140358364 - Method and device for reading the state of contact variables of a motor vehicle: A method for reading the state of a plurality of contact variables (Var-1, Var-i, Var-n) of a motor vehicle by a read module (MOD) including a plurality of read ports (P1, Pi, Pn) connected by an electric circuit to the plurality of contact variables, each read port being configured to... Agent: Continental Automotive France

20140358366 - Adaptive open loop control to reduce engine induced vibration and noise: Methods and systems are provided for controlling an active vibration system. In one embodiment, a method of controlling an active vibration system associated with an engine is provided. The method includes: receiving engine parameters indicating one or more engine operating conditions; determining an operating mode of the active vibration system... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140358367 - Intelligent vehicle power control system and method: The present disclosure provides a system and method for managing a vehicle electrical system providing power to auxiliary systems. The system comprises a power control device with the ability to control the power to multiple auxiliary systems. The device has one or more sensor inputs for reading the system voltage... Agent:

20140358368 - Method and device for operating functions displayed on a display unit of a vehicle using gestures which are carried out in a three-dimensional space, and corresponding computer program product: A method to control functions displayed on a display unit of a vehicle uses gestures carried out in three-dimensional space. When a first gesture carried out in three-dimensional space is detected it is determined whether the detected first gesture is allocated to an activation of an operation of a function.... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140358369 - Geometry for improved driveline-suspension coupling of narrow leaning commuter vehicles: A method and apparatus relating to a driveline and suspension system for a vehicle and, more particularly, methods and systems for driveline-suspension coupling in a narrow multi-track leaning vehicle with three or more wheels and with at least two driving wheels. There are provided graphical and computational methods for determining... Agent:

20140358371 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device includes a variable-damping-force shock absorber, a front wheel speed sensor, a rear wheel speed estimation device, a damping force control amount calculation device configured to calculate a damping force control amount for the variable-damping-force shock absorber according to frequency scalar quantities, when the front wheel speed... Agent:

20140358370 - Vehicle control device and vehicle control method: A driving state estimator unit configured to detect a state quantity indicating vehicle body orientation, and a control unit configured to control vehicle body orientation using drive force from an engine when the absolute value of the amplitude of the detected state quantity is less than a second predetermined value,... Agent:

20140358373 - Control apparatus for vehicle: A control apparatus for a vehicle is configured to detect an abnormality of shock absorbers. When an abnormality detection means has detected an abnormality, braking/driving force posture control amount computation means computes an amount of braking/driving force posture control controlled by means of braking/driving force of the vehicle on the... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. A Japanese Corporation

20140358372 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device includes a detection portion detecting a master cylinder pressure which is an oil pressure applied by a master cylinder changing a depression force applied to a brake pedal into the oil pressure and a control portion controlling a suspension to restrain a vehicle from tilting forward... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358375 - Actuator control apparatus: There is provided an actuator control apparatus configured such that even when an electronic device that generates an electric signal to be used to control an actuator is provided in the form of a duplexed system, an increase in the number of communication paths between the electronic device and a... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140358376 - Driver authentication system and method for monitoring and controlling vehicle usage: A driver authentication and safety system and method for monitoring and controlling vehicle usage by high-risk drivers. A centralized database comprising a software application can be accessed by an authorized user via a data communications network utilizing a remote computer in order to configure a desired operating profile that matches... Agent:

20140358374 - Method and apparatus for controlling steering when failure occurs in motor position sensor: The present invention relates to a steering control method and a steering control apparatus for controlling steering when a failure occurs in a motor position sensor. In particular, the present invention relates to a steering control method and a steering apparatus, in which, when a failure occurs in a motor... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140358378 - Active suspension of a motor vehicle passenger seat: A method for controlling the operation of an active suspension system for a motor vehicle passenger seat, where the active suspension system comprises an actuator that is constructed and arranged to place force on the seat in a first degree of freedom and a control system that is responsive to... Agent:

20140358379 - Passenger protection system: A passenger protection system includes: first and second sensors that detect an impact applied to a vehicle in a width direction; a determination device that determines a collision by comparing a first detection signal from the first sensor with a first determination condition, and by comparing a second detection signal... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358377 - Sensor interfaces: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relates to an automotive control unit (ACU) able to communicate with sensors using a plurality of different communication protocols. The ACU comprises a control unit that operates a sensor interface module to selectively generate a plurality of control signals corresponding to a plurality of... Agent:

20140358380 - System and operating method for level regulation of a driver's cab of a commercial vehicle relative to the chassis of the vehicle: A system for level regulation of a driver's cab of a commercial vehicle relative to a chassis of the vehicle includes a spring-loaded bearing in order to support the driver's cab in a sprung manner on the chassis of the vehicle; a distance sensor device arranged to record relative movements... Agent: Man Truck & Bus Ag

20140358382 - Operation control system for mining machine and operation control method for mining machine: An operation control system for a mining machine includes, based on travel path information including at least information on moisture content of a travel path on which a mining machine operating at a mine runs, and position information being information on a position of a travel path corresponding to the... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140358381 - Optical real-time soil sensor and auto-calibration methods: A method for application of an agricultural product to a field, the method includes acquiring real-time sampled data using real-time agricultural sensors, wherein the real-time agricultural sensors include a soil sensor, auto-calibrating the real-time agricultural sensors using statistical characteristics of the real-time sampled data to determine an application rate, and... Agent:

20140358385 - Bicycle electronic system: m

20140358386 - Bicycle electronic system: wherein the system comprises a first direct communication channel between the first processor and the second processor, and wherein the first processor, in response to the manual actuation of the at least one first switch, emits a derailleur command signal addressed to the derailleur management unit, and the second processor... Agent: Campagnolo S.r.l.

20140358387 - Bicycle electronic system: A bicycle electronic system is described comprising a first manual command management unit having a casing configured for being fixed at a handgrip of a bicycle handlebar, comprising at least one first manually actuatable switch, a first processor and a first wireless communication device, wherein the first manual command management... Agent: Campagnolo S.r.l.

20140358383 - Method of identifying a synchronous position of a synchronizer actuator fork of a dual clutch transmission: A method of identifying a synchronous position of a synchronizer actuator fork includes sensing a deceleration rate of a first shaft, when a synchronizer is positioned in a neutral position, to define a first rate of deceleration. The synchronizer is moved along the first shaft from the neutral position toward... Agent:

20140358384 - System and method of controlling shift for vehicle: A system may include: a data detector detecting data for a shift control; and a controller determining a short term driving tendency index and a long term driving tendency index of a driver based on the data, and controlling an engine or a transmission according to the short term driving... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140358388 - Interactive transmission shift techniques: A method for interactive transmission garage shifts includes receiving a request for a transmission garage shift; controlling the transmission to bring the vehicle to a stop state based on determining that the vehicle is rolling backwards on a grade above a predetermined grade threshold and at a speed below a... Agent:

20140358389 - Methodology for controlling a hydraulic control system of a continuously variable transmission: A hydraulic control system for a CVT may include a pressure regulator subsystem, a ratio control subsystem, a torque converter control (TCC) subsystem, a clutch control subsystem, and is enabled for automatic engine start/stop (ESS) functionality. A system and method are provided for performing an engine auto-stop in a vehicle... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140358390 - Direct clutch slip control: An automatic transmission for a vehicle drivetrain includes a transmission housing, an input shaft, an output shaft, and a plurality of gears within the transmission housing. The plurality of gears defines multiple mechanical gear ratios between the input shaft and the output shaft. The transmission further includes a plurality of... Agent:

20140358393 - Adaptive control of motor vehicle powertrain: A method and system is disclosed for blending between torque maps of a source of propulsion of a vehicle. Embodiments of the present invention are particularly applicable to automatic selection of an alternative torque map in response to a change of vehicle operating condition, for example a change of terrain.... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limite

20140358391 - Apparatus for diagnosing element temperature sensor: An apparatus for diagnosing a temperature detection unit, mounted in a vehicle having a power conversion circuit including a switching element, a control unit configured to operate the switching element to control a torque of a main rotating machine electrically connected to the power conversion circuit to a demanded torque.... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140358392 - Driving assistance device and driving assistance method: A driving support apparatus includes a collision time prediction unit that predicts a TTC and a TTV, a driving support determination unit that applies the TTC and TTV to a map and determines whether the driving support in the host vehicle is to be implemented or not, a driving support... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140358394 - Jolt and jar recorder system and methods of use thereof: A system for monitoring and recording vehicle and passenger data constantly during operation, which combines, stores and analyzes data. A recording device connects to systems that may include vehicle status, video, audio or other data sensor and collection interfaces. Data may be selectively retrieved wirelessly and stored encrypted to preserve... Agent:

20140358395 - Method of vehicle stability control: A method of vehicle stability control including the steps of: a) applying a test braking pulse to a wheel on a first side of the vehicle and to a wheel on a second, opposite, side of the vehicle, the application of the test braking pulse comprising operating a brake actuator... Agent:

20140358396 - Computer network for calculating aircraft cornering friction based on data received from an aircraft's on board flight data management system: This invention relates to a computer network for calculating the true aircraft cornering friction coefficient of an aircraft runway or taxiway using the data collected by and available in the aircraft Flight Data Recorder (FDR) or other flight data management system, for example, the Quick Access Recorder (QAR). The invention... Agent: Aviation Safety Technologies, LLC

20140358397 - System and method for determining a vehicle velocity parameter: A method is described for estimating longitudinal velocity of a vehicle on a road surface. The method includes obtaining a measured value of vehicle acceleration, which is dependent on longitudinal acceleration of the vehicle and vertical acceleration of the vehicle when a slope of the road surface is non-zero. The... Agent: E-aam Driveline Systems Ab

20140358398 - Use of ss data trends in fault resolution process: An automated method for resolving fault in an engine is disclosed. The method may include providing a reasoner module for recommending a set of maintenance actions to resolve fault in the engine, inputting steady state performance data from the engine into the reasoner module, and using the reasoner module to... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140358399 - Method for controlling a corona ignition device: The invention relates to a method for controlling a corona ignition device that has a high-frequency generator and a resonant circuit that contains an ignition electrode, wherein a primary voltage is fed into the high-frequency generator, the resonant circuit is excited by a secondary voltage generated by the high-frequency generator,... Agent:

20140358401 - Engine control system for mobile machine: A control system is provided for use with an engine. The control system may have a coolant pressure sensor configured to generate a first signal indicative of a pressure of coolant circulating through the engine, and an oil pressure sensor configured to generate a second signal indicative of a pressure... Agent:

20140358402 - Method for controlling creep torque of motor-driven vehicle: A method for controlling a creep torque of a motor-driven vehicle includes a gradient calculating step of calculating a gradient of a traveling road, and a time constant calculating step of calculating a time constant of a filter using the gradient, a preset basic creep torque, and a sliding speed... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140358400 - System and method for controlling a powertrain system to perform exhaust braking: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an exhaust braking enabling module, a driver torque module, and an engine actuator control module. The exhaust braking enabling module selectively enables exhaust braking based on driver input and independent of an accelerator pedal position. The driver torque module... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140358403 - Method for cylinder equalization of a lambda-controlled internal combustion engine, in particular of a motor vehicle: In a method for cylinder equalization of a lambda-controlled internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle, cylinders to be tested are trimmed with respect to the mixture composition of metered fuel, and the cylinder equalization is carried out on the basis of an uneven running or uneven running change of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140358405 - Internal combustion engine operating on different reactivity fuels: A premixed charge of air and a low reactivity fuel is created in a combustion chamber space by the time at which a piston comes substantially to top dead center at which time a high reactivity fuel is directly injected into a central zone of the combustion chamber space which... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company LLC

20140358404 - System and method of operating an internal combustion engine: A method of operating an internal combustion engine is provided. The method includes combusting a mixture of fresh air and fuel within multiple cylinders. The method also includes directing a first portion of exhaust gases into a first-stage turbine and a second-stage turbine of a turbocharger for expanding the exhaust... Agent:

20140358406 - Vehicle engine automatic control device: A vehicle engine automatic control device has a brake operation amount detecting unit that detects an amount of brake operation by a driver, an engine stopping/re-starting unit that, during coast drive, stops an engine based on the amount of brake operation that is detected, and, after the engine stops, re-starts... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140358407 - Gaseous fuel injector activation: A method for starting an engine is provided. The method comprises in response to an engine start request, cycling a gaseous fuel injector prior to activating a starter motor. In this way, delayed engine starts using gaseous fuel may be mitigated.... Agent:

20140358408 - Gaseous fuel injector activation: A method for starting an engine is provided. The method comprises opening a throttle valve controlling air flow into an intake manifold in response to a gaseous pressure differential across a gaseous fuel injector exceeding a threshold pressure. In this way, delayed engine starts using gaseous fuel may be mitigated.... Agent:

20140358411 - Architecture for distributing transit data: Some embodiments provide a program that receives from several data providers route data and graphical representation of route data (e.g., transit systems, schedules, stops, etc.) for different localities. The program also stores this data on a set of servers for later retrieval and transmission to commute applications operating in different... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140358409 - Location-based features for commute assistant: Some embodiments provide a commute application that provides a first presentation of several stops along a route. The commute application also receives a selection of a stop from the several stops along the route. The commute application further provides a second presentation for displaying several different routes that traverse through... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140358412 - Method for operating a driver assistance system and method for processing vehicle surroundings data: A method for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle including the following: detecting a vehicle surroundings, transmitting vehicle surroundings data corresponding to the detected vehicle surroundings to a server, evaluating the transmitted vehicle surroundings data with the aid of the server, characterized by a transmission of a result... Agent:

20140358410 - User interface tools for commute assistant: Some embodiments provide a commute application that receives a selection of a route from several different routes. Each route in the several different routes includes several stops. In response, the commute application also provides a dynamic focus table that includes a first portion for displaying a schedule of stops along... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140358413 - On-board traffic density estimator: Traffic density is estimated around a host vehicle moving on a roadway. An object detection system remotely senses and identifies the positions of nearby vehicles. A controller a) predicts a path of a host lane being driven by the host vehicle, b) bins the nearby vehicles into a plurality of... Agent:

20140358414 - System and method for creating, storing, and updating local dynamic map database with safety attribute: DSRC (Dedicated short range communication) is expected to play a significant role in Transportation applications for Public Safety and Traffic Management. Some of the key applications especially safety and mobility application requires an accurate representation of the road segments. Accordingly, here, in one example, we describe a method and infrastructure... Agent:

20140358415 - Flight prediction system: A method of predicting the trajectory of an aircraft is disclosed in this specification. The method involves predicting corrective adjustments that an aircraft flight management system is expected to make to follow a reference trajectory. A ground based system receives a reference trajectory that the aircraft flight management system intends... Agent: Airservices Australia

20140358416 - System and method for node adaptive filtering and congestion control for safety and mobility applications toward automated vehicles system: In one example, we describe a method and infrastructure for DSRC V2X (vehicle to infrastructure plus vehicle) system. This can cover a communication circle up to 800 m, and in some cases 1000 m, and as a result, in congested traffic areas, the onboard unit is communicating with high number... Agent:

20140358417 - System for determining hitch angle: A system for determining a hitch angle between a vehicle and trailer is provided. The system includes an imaging device disposed on the trailer. A first navigation system is disposed on-board the vehicle. A second navigation system is integrated with the imaging device. A controller determines the hitch angle based... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140358418 - Drive assist device, and vehicle using drive assist device: A drive assist device includes a light source that irradiates a detection target with light, a first lens having a first area through which the irradiated light from the light source passes, a second lens having a second area through which reflected light reflected from the detection target passes, and... Agent:

20140358419 - Condition monitoring apparatus, security system, program and condition monitoring method: A condition monitoring apparatus includes: a route-control means which sets a set-route and controls equipment so that the equipment moves according to the set-route; an information-collection means which repeatedly acquires information indicating a condition of a first target; an abnormality-confirming means which determines whether the first target is abnormal; a... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140358420 - Apparatus and method for detecting traffic lane using wireless communication: An apparatus and a method for detecting a traffic lane using wireless communication is provided and includes a sensor unit including an image recognition sensor and a radar sensor. In addition, a controller is configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one of a plurality of other vehicles and generate... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140358421 - Apparatus, server and method for providing route guidance: A method for providing route guidance includes the route guiding apparatus transmitting to the server a user's location sensing signal; the server receiving the user's location sensing signal from the route guiding apparatus; the route guiding apparatus transmitting to the server a user's operation recognition signal; the server receiving the... Agent: Hyundai Mnsoft, Inc.

20140358422 - Prescription-based travel route recommendation: In general, embodiments of the present invention relate to prescription-based travel route recommendation. In a typical embodiment, a prescription related to a medical condition of a patient is received (e.g., electronically in a computer memory medium or the like). Among other things, the prescription typically comprises a set of criteria... Agent:

20140358423 - Method and apparatus for automatically warning driver to take a break: A driver caution threshold that varies by time of day and/or by driver activity load factor is compared a vehicle driver's activity. Responsive to a determination that vehicle driver's activity violates the driver caution threshold, a prompt to take a break and/or directions to a nearby restaurant are presented.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140358424 - System and method of inputting an intended backing path: A path input system is provided. The path input system includes at least one imaging device for generating image data. A GPS device is included for generating satellite image data. A controller generates an aerial view of a vehicle and a trailer based on the image data and the satellite... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140358425 - Delivering route information: Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for delivering route information. One example method includes receiving a request from a user for a route from a starting point to a destination point, determining the route including route information defining the route, and classifying the route. Prior to the user... Agent: Google Inc.

20140358426 - Mobile terminal and operating method thereof: Provided is a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a receiving unit configured to receive GPS information from a GPS satellite, an acquisition unit configured to acquire sensing information from at least one of a speed sensor and a steering sensor of a vehicle connected through an external interface, a... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20140358427 - Enhancing driving navigation via passive drivers feedback: The invention relates generally to an enhanced navigation system for generating turn-by-turn directions. More specifically, according to an aspect of the invention, the navigation system receives and interprets feedback in order to assist the user in following the turn-by-turn directions. For example, a navigation device may identify the next action... Agent: Google Inc.

20140358428 - In-vehicle information device and navigation device: According to an in-vehicle information device or a navigation device of the invention, each of a plurality of terminals in a vehicle is configured to cause the terminal itself to operate in one of modes including: “an independent operation mode” in which the terminal itself is operated independently; “a participatory... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140358429 - Method of inputting a path for a vehicle and trailer: A method of inputting a path is provided. The method includes the steps of generating an aerial view of a vehicle and a trailer based on at least one of image data and satellite image data, displaying the aerial view on a display having a touch screen, and registering a... Agent:

20140358430 - Driving evaluation system and method: A system and method for evaluating driver performance is provided. The system includes a GPS navigation module for locating a running vehicle; a running vehicle data collection module for collecting data of the vehicle; a vehicle specifications memory for storing specifications of the vehicle; a road maps memory for storing... Agent:

20140358431 - User device and system: A first user device comprises a first communication interface and a second communication interface. The first user device has digital first map information and is configured for outputting a request message for making navigation information available with regard to at least one desired route section, at the first communication interface.... Agent:

20140358432 - Device for road and urban mobility and for solving the problem of traffic congestion: A device for road and urban mobility and for solving the problem of traffic congestion, installed on a vehicle in order to make traffic flow more fluid in and between cities. The device consists of a set of five electronic modules, including a processor. The processor analyzes and extracts positional... Agent:

20140358433 - Self-contained navigation system and method: The present invention relates to an auto locating system for finding the location of a viewpoint comprising: (a) at least one sensor for acquiring samples of the skyline view of said viewpoint; (b) at least one memory device, for storing Digital Terrain Map (DTM) related data; (c) at least one... Agent:

20140358434 - Peer-assisted dead reckoning: The present invention discloses a peer-assisted dead reckoning (PA-DR). When a first mobile device has a much larger location error than a second mobile device, its location can be optimized from that of the second device. For the first device, its optimized location is equal to the sum of the... Agent: Hangzhou Haicun Information Technology Co. Ltd.

20140358435 - Travel departure time determination using social media and regional event information: A request is received from a route traveler for a suggested departure time associated with travel to a destination. Community event and social media information, related to events and activities near a travel route to the destination, is evaluated. The suggested departure time is determined based upon the community event... Agent:

20140358436 - Method and system for generating road map using data of position sensor of vehicle: A method and a system for generating a map using data of a position sensor of a vehicle are provided which are used to generate a map by collecting data of a position sensor disposed within a vehicle. The method includes collecting, by a controller, data from the position sensor... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140358437 - Systems and methods for providing mobile mapping services including trip prediction and route recommendation: Computer implemented methods are disclosed for providing geographical information to a user. One method includes observing, via location information generated or obtained through a user's mobile electronic device, a user traverse a preferred user route from the start location to the destination, and saving the preferred user route in relation... Agent: Aol Inc.

20140358438 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for collaborative presentation of travel route information: Provided herein is a method, apparatus and computer program product for the collaborative presentation of information relating to a travel route. In particular, the method may include providing for display of primary information on a display of a first device, providing for display of ancillary of information on a display... Agent: Here Global B.v.

20140358439 - Method and apparatus for approaches to provide for combining contexts related to items of interest and navigation: An approach is provided for determining a request by a user to initiate route calculation to at least one destination. The approach involves determining one or more items of interest associated with the user. The approach also involves determining availability information of the one or more items of interest at... Agent:

  
11/27/2014 > 109 patent applications in 54 patent subcategories.

20140350747 - Methods for improved equipment and vehicle performance and energy efficiency through interfaces and enhanced extrapolations using factors such as the value of potential and kinetic energy changes: Methods and systems are provided for improving vehicle performance and efficiency. The performance is improved by allowing the user to customize parameters and other features through the use of an interface accessible to the vehicle operator or owner, which enables and encourages development and rewards many stakeholders including vehicle producers... Agent:

20140350750 - Flight modes and protection envelopes based on inertial attitude estimates for radio-controlled airplanes: The present disclosure describes flight training systems and methods for radio-controlled (RC) airplanes that rely on inertial attitude estimates. Preferred embodiments include an RC airplane with one or more control processors configured to (i) estimate an inertial attitude of the RC airplane based on one or more measurements from an... Agent: Horizon Hobby, Inc.

20140350748 - Inverted-landing aircraft: An aircraft defining an upright orientation and an inverted orientation, a ground station; and a control system for remotely controlling the flight of the aircraft. The ground station has an auto-land function that causes the aircraft to invert, stall, and controllably land in the inverted orientation to protect a payload... Agent: Aerovironment Inc.

20140350751 - Managed electric vehicle traction battery system: Described embodiments include an electric vehicle battery system and a method. The electric vehicle battery system includes a rechargeable traction battery pack configured to supply electric power to a propulsion system of a vehicle. The system includes a data-gathering module configured to monitor or test an aspect of the traction... Agent:

20140350752 - Method and system for managing the hand-off between control terminals: A vehicle control and gateway module comprising an electronic control module controlling one or more vehicle systems, a vehicle communications bus, a wireless communications module, an electronic gateway module acting as a translator of information between the vehicle communications bus and the wireless communications module, and a software program, whereby... Agent:

20140350749 - Vehicle management system and method: A vehicle management system and method that include part control units that execute operations of vehicle parts based on sensed information of a vehicle. A control server receives vehicle and driver information. A main controller is disposed within the vehicle and communicates with the part control units, the control server,... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140350753 - Method and system for aiding the navigation of an aircraft: A system including at least one global navigation database including data for aerial navigation and airport navigation of the aircraft and data mentioned on navigation maps, a central unit for carrying out a contextualized filtering of data intended for a display and received, at least in part, from said navigation... Agent:

20140350754 - Aircraft precision approach and shipboard landing control system and method: A system and method of generating a landing trajectory for use in landing an aircraft onto a deck of a waterborne ship includes sensing motion of the ship, and sensing wind speed and wind direction. The sensed motion of the ship is processed to generate estimates of ship attitude and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140350755 - Method and system for aiding piloting when selecting a trajectory of approach: A method and system for aiding piloting when selecting a trajectory of approach of an airport or airfield, implemented on at least one processor, includes a first step of selecting a landing airport or airfield, and a second step of determining, for said landing airport or airfield, all or part... Agent:

20140350756 - Method and system for controlling a vehicle system factoring mass attributable to weather: A method includes receiving weather data of weather at least one of encountered or to be encountered by one or more vehicles in a vehicle system traveling on a trip along a route. The method also includes, based at least in part on the weather data, determining a first estimated... Agent: General Electric Company

20140350757 - Vehicle control apparatus and control method for hybrid vehicle for railroad: In a vehicle control apparatus, a system controller that overall controls an engine controller and a converter controller is provided. The system controller drives, through the converter controller, a generator with a generator-rotational-speed command value ωc_ref1 smaller than idling maintenance minimum rotational speed ωe_idol_min of an engine, starts, through the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140350758 - Electric vehicle and method for actuating same: An electric vehicle comprising a battery charges the battery through an electric vehicle power supply device, and transmits to a user terminal device a first charging information notification message, which includes information on a current charging status of the battery. The electric vehicle detects an interruption to the charging of... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20140350765 - Electric-vehicle control device: An electric-vehicle control device includes a light-load-regeneration control operation unit performing a control operation for returning, to an overhead wire, regenerative power generated by a motor driven by an inverter that converts voltage of a filter capacitor, which accumulates electric power supplied from the overhead wire, into desired alternating-current voltage.... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140350763 - Energy management method for an electric vehicle: A method managing energy consumption for an automobile including an electric battery and a heat engine, to select use phases of the engine along a route to minimize fuel consumption. The method includes: cutting a road network, for a route, into plural segments each defined by an input node and... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20140350760 - Fuel cell vehicle: An object of the present invention is to reduce power consumption in a storage apparatus that forms a control purpose power supply while making it possible to detect hydrogen, which has been leaked from a fuel cell system during running, even after stopping the vehicle. To accomplish this object, the... Agent: Suzuki Motor Corporation

20140350761 - Hybrid vehicle: In the present specification, degradation of a battery is suppressed in a hybrid vehicle having an EV mode in which the hybrid vehicle runs without using an engine and an HV mode in which the hybrid vehicle runs using both the engine and a motor. A controller of the hybrid... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140350766 - Hybrid vehicle and associated control method: A hybrid vehicle and method of control are disclosed wherein the ratio of engine speed to vehicle speed varies continuously in some operating modes and is controlled to simulate a discrete ratio transmission in other operating modes. The disclosure specifies the method of controlling the engine speed and the combined... Agent:

20140350762 - Method and device for temperature-dependent control of an electric motor: An apparatus for temperature-dependent control of an electric motor, includes a control device for adjusting the power output of the electric motor, and means for detecting the temperature of a component of the electric motor, wherein the control device reduces the power of the electric motor in the case of... Agent:

20140350759 - Method of controlling electric vehicle: Provided is a method of controlling an electric vehicle capable of preferably performing a regenerative control when a plurality of forward driving ranges are shifted to each other. During travelling on a downhill road, an electric vehicle executes a downhill regenerative control for adjusting the regenerative amount of an electric... Agent:

20140350764 - Plug-in hybrid vehicle: In an electric-mileage learning when a running mode of a plug-in hybrid vehicle is a CD mode, acquisition of information for the electric-mileage learning is not performed in the case where the running mode is changed from the CD mode to a CS mode during one trip even when the... Agent:

20140350767 - Systems and methods for determining route location: A system includes a communication module and a determination module. The communication module is configured to be located onboard a vehicle configured to travel along a route including plural sub-routes. The communication module is configured to receive route occupancy information from an off-board wayside module disposed along the route. The... Agent: General Electric Company

20140350768 - Versatile robotic control module: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide robotic control modules for use in a robotic control system of a vehicle, including structures, systems and methods, that can provide (i) a robotic control module that has multiple functional circuits, such as a processor and accompanying circuits, an actuator controller, an actuator... Agent:

20140350769 - Apparatus and method for testing printed circuit board: A printed circuit board testing method includes determining a position of a robot at a predetermined time interval and determining whether the determined position of the robot is within a preset position range. The method determines whether one or more shielding boxes are open according to unique identifiers of the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140350770 - Method for operating a system, and driver-less transport system: In a method for operating a system, the system includes at least one path, which includes path sections. Vehicles are able to travel along the path, and an electronic circuit is included for controlling at least the speed of the vehicle. Codes are situated along the path, and the vehicle... Agent: Sew-eurodrive Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140350771 - Driverless vehicle with steering wheel: A driverless vehicle capable of being steered, and includes a number of driven wheels, a steering linkage assembly, and a steering controlling system. The steering controlling system includes a steering wheel, a number of light receivers, a fixing ring, a number of light emitters, a controller, and a processor. The... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140350773 - Current measuring device and method: In one aspect of the invention there is provided a device comprising electrical connector means adapted releasably to connect the device to an electrical circuit overload protection apparatus of a motor vehicle, the device comprising means for measuring an amount of electrical current flowing therethrough and means for outputting from... Agent:

20140350772 - Vehicle diagnostic system: A vehicle diagnostic system capable of diagnosing ECUs for partial networking includes a communication bus mounted on a vehicle, a plurality of controllers for controlling vehicle operations, and a diagnostic equipment to collect diagnostic information from the controllers through the communication bus and to diagnose the vehicle operations. The controllers... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140350774 - Vehicle test apparatus and method: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus comprising: at least one motor vehicle switchpack (121-135), the switchpack comprising input means operable to control the switchpack to provide a switchpack control output to a motor vehicle control system; and motor vehicle test apparatus (100T), the test apparatus comprising: a test apparatus... Agent:

20140350776 - Data projection device: Provided is a data projection device including a device body and a first projector connected to the device body. The first projector is configured to project a display image onto an adjacent surface separate from the device body. An input detection sensor is connected to the device body and is... Agent:

20140350775 - Vehicle diagnostic system, vehicle diagnostic method, and external diagnostic device: In a vehicle diagnostic system and a vehicle diagnostic method, malfunction codes recorded in each ECU in a vehicle include idle stop malfunction codes that disallow idle stop, and a non-idle stop malfunction code that does not disallow idle stop. The idle stop malfunction codes include: a first idle stop... Agent:

20140350777 - Apparatus for diagnosing driving behavior, method for diagnosing driving behavior, and program thereof: An apparatus for diagnosing driving behavior includes a storage unit that stores ideal running information defining a relationship between a vehicle speed and a vehicle position corresponding to a road situation, a generation unit that generates actual running information expressing a relationship between an actual vehicle speed and an actual... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140350778 - Vehicle providing a secured access to security data: The invention relates to a vehicle (1) comprising: a multiplexed communication bus (2); an engine control unit (4) connected to the communication bus (2); a secure element (6) hosted in the vehicle and configured to communicate through the communication bus, the secure element securely storing (64) security data related to... Agent: Gemalto Sa

20140350779 - Anomaly diagnosis system: Any one of ECUs that are operating detects a present power supply voltage repeatedly. When the voltage detected at the present time is changed from the voltage detected at the previous time, a difference is calculated as a variation value and the repeatedly calculated variation values are integrated to provide... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140350780 - Test apparatus and test method based on dfdau: The present invention relates to a test apparatus based on DFDAU (Digital Flight Data Acquisition Unit), comprising: a simulation signal generation portion; and a test portion; wherein, the simulation signal generation portion comprises: an input interface, which receives test data; a simulation signal generation module, which generates simulation signal according... Agent: Air China Limited

20140350781 - Diagnostic device for a multi-voltage vehicle electrical system, a multi-voltage vehicle electrical system, and a method for operating a multi-voltage vehicle electrical system: A diagnostic device is provided for a multi-voltage electrical system of a motor vehicle which has a first subnetwork acted on by a first voltage and a second subnetwork acted on by a second voltage, the first voltage being higher than the second voltage, and the first and the second... Agent:

20140350785 - Collision mitigation apparatus: A collision mitigation apparatus is provided, which is installed in a vehicle and mitigates damage to the vehicle in occurrence of a collision. The apparatus includes an activation control section which detects an object positioned around the vehicle, and activates a collision mitigation part for mitigating damage to the vehicle... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140350786 - Method of operating a motor vehicle having a parking assistance system: A motor vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and a parking assistance system with a system controller. During the assisted performance of a parking maneuver, the system controller receives one or more pieces of information from other controllers or units, which is continuously stored in the system controller. When restarting... Agent: Audi Ag

20140350782 - System and method for display of information using a vehicle-mount computer: A system and method displays information using a vehicle-mount computer. The system includes (i) a computer touch screen for inputting and displaying information; (ii) a motion detector for detecting vehicle motion; (iii) a proximity sensor for detecting proximity to an item; and (vi) a vehicle-mount computer in communication with the... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.

20140350783 - System and method for display of information using a vehicle-mount computer: A system and method display information using a vehicle-mount computer. The system includes: (i) a computer touch screen for inputting and displaying information; (ii) a motion detector for detecting vehicle motion; and (iii) a vehicle-mount computer in communication with the computer touch screen and the motion detector. The vehicle-mount computer... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.

20140350784 - Touch-sensitive vehicle display device: A touch-sensitive vehicle display device is disclosed. The touch-sensitive vehicle display device comprises a body having a display including a touch panel on a surface thereof, whereby a screen operation is performed on the surface of the display by a touch-screen operation; an operation plate provided along the surface of... Agent: Calsonic Kansei Corporation

20140350787 - Vehicle load management: A method of managing a vehicle load comprises measuring for one of a plurality of tire pressures with a tire sensor associated with each of the plurality of tires and a plurality of pressures and heights with a plurality of suspension sensors associated with each of a plurality of corner... Agent:

20140350791 - Electronic control unit furnished with power-supply voltage monitoring function and vehicle steering control apparatus equipped with the same: A vehicle steering control apparatus includes a power-supply supply portion 101 supplying a power supply to a micro-controller 102, an inverter 104 supplying power to drive a motor 5, a gate driver 103 controlling the inverter 104, a motor relay 105 opening and closing a current-passing path between the inverter... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140350793 - Method and device for the position determination of objects by means of communication signals, and use of the device: The invention relates to a method for the position determination of objects (62, 707,84, 96) by means of communication signals, in which a transceiver capable of wireless communication transmits communication signals, the transceiver (51) being capable of simultaneous transmission and reception, and wherein the communication signals are at least partially... Agent:

20140350792 - Method and device for the position determination of objects in road traffic, based on communication signals, and use of the device: The invention relates to a method for the communication signal-based position determination of objects in road traffic, in which at least one data transporting communication signal is wirelessly transmitted from at least one sender (217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 34) and is reflected at least proportionally as a reflection signal... Agent:

20140350788 - Method for controlling stop modes of moter-driven power steering: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for controlling stop modes of a motor-driven power steering capable of suppressing discharging of a battery While enhancing driver's convenience and safety by combining and determining various states of a vehicle. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention,... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140350789 - Vehicle control system and method for controlling a vehicle: A vehicle control system for at least one vehicle subsystem of a vehicle; the vehicle control system comprising a subsystem controller for initiating control of the or each of the vehicle subsystems in a selected one of a plurality of different subsystem control modes, each of which corresponds to one... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140350790 - Vehicle safety arrangement and method: Embodiments herein relate to a vehicle safety arrangement and method for preventing or mitigating accidents when turning across lanes with oncoming traffic in a vehicle including an Electrical Power Assisted Steering (EPAS). Oncoming traffic in one or more adjacent lanes and other vehicles approaching from behind are detected by forward... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140350794 - Managing steering with short from battery to ground: A redundancy system for a steering system having a primary controller and a primary power source is provided. The redundancy system may include a secondary controller coupled to a secondary power source and configured to manage control of the steering system, and an interface circuit disposed between at least a... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140350795 - Wake-up circuit in an electric steering system: In one aspect, a wake-up circuit is provided for triggering a determination of an absolute rotational position of a rotatable shaft of a motor in an electric power steering system of a vehicle. The wake-up circuit includes a plurality of inputs coupled to separate phases of the motor. A voltage... Agent:

20140350797 - Method and control unit for controlling an occupant protection means of a vehicle: A method is described for controlling an occupant protection arrangement which has at least two levels of protection for an occupant of a vehicle. The method has a step of selecting one of the at least two levels of protection of the occupant protection means as the level of protection... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140350796 - Method and system of a vehicle for reversible seat belt retraction: A method performed by a retraction control system of a vehicle for controlling refraction of a seat belt of a reversible seat belt refractor arrangement for a vehicle occupant is provided. The control system determines fulfillment of an activation condition based on an initiating input derived from a vehicle situation... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140350798 - Methods and systems for producing the environmental conditions of a media asset in a vehicle: Methods and systems are disclosed for a guidance application capable of coordinating the interior features of a vehicle (e.g., the heating/cooling system, automatic windows, automatic seats, automatic sunroof, seat heaters, etc.) to produce the current environmental conditions (e.g., sunshine, heat, wind, etc.) displayed in a media asset being accessed in... Agent:

20140350802 - Cleaning apparatus effectiveness measuring system for a combine harvester: The airflow through a harvesting machine is adjusted by calculating a G-factor at a first point on an upper chaffer to determine if it is greater than 1+n, where n represents a desired factor. A blower is adjusted to reduce an airstream if the G-factor is greater than 1+n. A... Agent:

20140350800 - Construction machine: A control device for driving/controlling an engine on the basis of a signal from a temperature state detector, a rotation detector, and a rotational speed setting device is provided. The control device includes a start temperature determining processing unit configured to determine whether or not a temperature (T) at start... Agent:

20140350801 - System and method of material handling using one imaging device on the receiving vehicle to control the material distribution into the storage portion of the receiving vehicle: A single imaging device collects image data of a storage portion. A container module identifies a container perimeter of the storage portion in at least one of the collected image data. A spout module is adapted to identify a spout of the transferring vehicle in the collected image data. An... Agent: Deere & Company

20140350799 - Work vehicle: A work vehicle has a running motor and includes a first controller generating a speed command value to control the motor and adding an actual running speed of the work vehicle to a relationship between a torque command value for a torque in the motor and a running speed of... Agent:

20140350804 - Smart parking assistant system and method of controlling parking alignment: A smart parking assistant system and a method of controlling parking alignment are provided. The smart parking assistant system includes a determination controller configured to confirm a driver intention of whether to perform an automatic parking alignment function. A parking alignment controller is configured to perform the automatic parking alignment... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140350803 - State transition control for a multi-mode hybrid powertrain: A powertrain includes a controller and gear sets, clutches, rotatable members, and torque actuators, e.g., an engine and one or more motor/generator units. Each torque actuator outputs a total control torque. The total control torque from a given actuator is used to achieve a target value, which is a torque... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140350805 - Method of controlling a transmission of a vehicle: A method of controlling a transmission includes detecting an occurrence of a downshift in the transmission from a first gear ratio to a second gear ratio. A determination is made whether the vehicle is operating within a freeway speed range, and whether an accelerator pedal is depressed at least a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140350806 - Vehicle control device: In order to enable a transmission to reliably perform a switching to a parking range thereof, a vehicle control device includes a shift-by-wire device which switches a shift range of a transmission mounted on a vehicle in accordance with a request by an electric signal, an acceptance unit which accepts... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140350807 - Fuel saving system that facilitates vehicle re-starts with the engine off: A fuel saving system for a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine and having a hydraulically activated automatic transmission. The system includes a hydraulic pump able to supply pressurized transmission fluid to the automatic transmission, an energy storage device, and at least one motor powered by the energy storage... Agent:

20140350808 - Automatic transmission: An automatic transmission includes an input member, a planetary gear mechanism, a plurality of engagement mechanisms, an output member, a shift position detector, an input rotational speed detector, a controller, and a switching mechanism. The controller is configured to set the switching mechanism in a reverse-rotation prevention state when a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140350810 - Transmission and method of controlling clutch during ratio change: A transmission and control method are disclosed which ensure proper stroke pressure and minimize torque transients during a shift event. The transmission includes a clutch having a torque capacity based on a fluid pressure, a torque sensor adapted to measure a torque value that varies in relationship to the torque... Agent:

20140350809 - Vehicle driving device: A vehicle driving device includes: a clutch that is provided between a driving shaft of an engine and an input shaft of a manual transmission and that connects the driving shaft and the input shaft to each other or disconnects the driving shaft and the input shaft from each other;... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140350811 - Vehicle driving device: A vehicle driving device includes: a clutch that is provided between a driving shaft of an engine and an input shaft of a manual transmission and that connects the driving shaft and the input shaft to each other or disconnects the driving shaft and the input shaft from each other;... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140350813 - Apparatus and method for preventing collision with vehicle: An apparatus and a method for preventing collision with a vehicle are provided. The apparatus and method are capable of preventing collision with a front vehicle and a rear-side vehicle by braking a traveling vehicle in a braking avoidance section when there is a possibility of a collision. In addition,... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140350814 - Method for controlling a deceleration arrangement of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for controlling a deceleration arrangement (10) of a motor vehicle with at least one regenerative braking device (12) which is designed to decelerate the motor vehicle by means of a variable braking torque and to generate electrical energy corresponding to the braking torque. A... Agent:

20140350817 - Method for determining a model upstream pressure by means of a mathematical model in an electronically regulated motor vehicle brake system: Method for determining a model upstream pressure (PTMC—mod) using a mathematical model in a motor vehicle brake system. An electrically controllable hydraulic valve (7a, 7b) control brake pressure on a wheel brake. Wheel sensors (10a, 10b) provide a vehicle speed signal. From the vehicle speed signal (vref) generating at least... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

20140350812 - Systems, vehicles and methods for controlling an application of a plurality of trailer brakes: Systems, vehicles, and methods for controlling an application of a plurality of trailer brakes are disclosed. A system for controlling an application of a plurality of trailer brakes includes a processor, a memory module communicatively coupled to the processor, a trailer brake output circuit operatively coupled to the plurality of... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140350816 - Vehicle brake system: Provided is a vehicle brake system capable of reducing a sense of discomfort felt by a driver, even if a transmission is shifted when a braking force holding function for keeping a vehicle stationary is in operation. A vehicle brake system includes a control system capable of determining whether an... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140350815 - Vehicle controller, method for controlling vehicle, and computer readable storage medium: A vehicle controller includes: an on-vehicle outside sensing unit configured to detect a target based on characteristics of the outside of a vehicle; an operation unit that operates the vehicle; a decision section configured to determine a first operation mode upon non-operation of the operation unit or a second operation... Agent: Nidec Elesys Corporation

20140350818 - Controller for a motor vehicle, motor vehicle, and method for configuring the controller: A central control entity controls all actuators of a chassis control system of a motor vehicle. To select a combination of actuator operations best suited for influencing the handling of the motor vehicle, the effect of a change of settings of motor vehicle actuators on the handling is predicted by... Agent:

20140350820 - Method and module for controlling a vehicle's speed based on rules and/or costs: A method for controlling a vehicle's speed, including: acquiring a set speed; determining, using using map and location data, a horizon made of route segments, each with a route characteristic; performing simulation cycles, each including: predicting the speed according to a conventional cruise control, which first prediction depends on the... Agent:

20140350821 - Method and module for controlling a vehicle's speed based on rules and/or costs: A method for determination of at least one reference value for controlling a vehicle's speed is described. The method may entail making a first prediction vpred—Tnew—ret and a second prediction vpred—Tnew—acc of a vehicle speed along a horizon, said first prediction based on an engine torque Tret which retards the... Agent: Scania Cv Ab

20140350819 - Method and module for determining of reference values for a vehicle control system: Reference speed values for a vehicle's control system are determined by: determining, using map and location data, route segments, each with route characteristics; performing, simulation cycles, each comprising simulation steps of: predicting the speed when the set speed is imparted as the reference speed; comparing with first lower and upper... Agent:

20140350822 - Control apparatus: A control apparatus includes a first control part and a second control part. The first control part controls a control target based on a control amount that is output from the second control part and a command amount that is manually input, and permits the control amount to exceed a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140350823 - Enhanced vde knock control: Systems and methods for adjusting ignition timing to one or more cylinders of a variable displacement engine responsive to a knock indication are described herein. In one particular example, during a partial cylinder mode, ignition timing to one or more cylinders may be adjusted responsive to a knock indication based... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140350824 - Internal combustion engine: An aspect of the invention provides an internal combustion engine (10) including: a system (84) that automatically stops the internal combustion engine (10) when a predetermined stopping condition is established and automatically restarts the internal combustion engine when a predetermined restarting condition is established thereafter; a turbocharger (24) including a... Agent:

20140350825 - Vehicle shut-down functionality for peps-equipped vehicles: A vehicle comprises a plurality of control module structures. A first control module structure is configured for determining a current motive mode of the vehicle. A second control module structure is configured for determining information indicating that a driver of the vehicle has left the vehicle unattended while the vehicle... Agent:

20140350828 - Device and method for operating a motor vehicle: A device for operating a motor vehicle includes a drive unit configured to drive the motor vehicle in order to make available adjustable starting assistance. A sensing unit is configured to sense a brake pressure of a brake arrangement of the motor vehicle, where the brake pressure is adjustable using... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c.f. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140350826 - Engine start control system for vehicle with isg and method thereof: An engine starting control method of vehicle with an ISG may include determining whether a request of restarting an engine is detected in an idle stop state; determining a cylinder closest to TDC from an angle of a crankshaft when the request of restarting the engine is detected; and starting... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140350829 - Method for meshing a starter pinion of a starting device into a ring gear of an internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a method for meshing a starter pinion (19) of a starting device (16) into a ring gear (13) of an internal combustion engine (10). The internal combustion engine (10) has a driveshaft (22), and the starting device (16) has a starter motor (25), said driveshaft (22)... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140350827 - Restarting device of internal combustion engine: An automobile control device includes a function that can control drive torque of a starting device to an arbitrary value, and a positive rotation detecting unit having at least one of a function to detect whether an engine rotates positively and a function to detect whether the engine does not... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd

20140350831 - System and method for inventory management using mobile drive units: A method for inventory management includes deploying a first mobile drive unit having first dimensions and deploying a second mobile drive unit having second dimensions, the first and second dimensions being different. The first and second mobile drive units are operable to transport inventory items to a plurality of inventory... Agent:

20140350830 - Traffic control system and method: A system for facilitating traffic congestion control, comprising traffic related sensors and a system server and database, adapted to receive traffic information from the traffic related sensors and facilitate substantially real time traffic control decision making algorithms in accordance with the traffic information, where the server includes a file with... Agent:

20140350832 - Collection, monitoring, analyzing and reporting of traffic data via vehicle sensor devices placed at multiple remote locations: Traffic management reports are created from data provided by vehicle sensor devices placed at different fixed locations in a region. Data of vehicles that pass each of the vehicle sensor devices are captured and communicated to a central computer database. At the central computer database, traffic management reports are periodically... Agent:

20140350833 - Detachable navigation system: A car navigation system is disclosed. The disclosed car navigation system performs a route search, map storage, and the like by using a mobile device and displays a performance result by transmitting the performance result to a display device equipped in a vehicle.... Agent:

20140350834 - Vehicle vision system using kinematic model of vehicle motion: A vision system of a vehicle includes a camera disposed at the vehicle and having a field of view exterior of the vehicle. The camera is operable to capture frames of image data. Responsive to image processing by an image processor of captured image data, a control is operable to... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.

20140350836 - Automotive auxiliary ladar sensor: A vehicle and ladar sensor assembly system is proposed which makes use of forward mounted long range ladar sensors and short range ladar sensors mounted in auxiliary lamps to identify obstacles and to identify potential collisions with the vehicle. A low cost assembly is developed which can be easily mounted... Agent:

20140350835 - Method and system for obstacle detection for vehicles using planar sensor data: A computer-implemented method and system for automatically detecting an obstacle from a moving vehicle using a planar sensor mounted on the vehicle.... Agent: Jaybridge Robotics, Inc.

20140350837 - Method for an automatic intervention into an ego vehicle when traveling erroneously, in particular when traveling the wrong way: A method for an automatic intervention into an ego vehicle when it is traveling erroneously, in particular when it is traveling the wrong way, on a road, via a safety device or a safety system of the ego vehicle, the wrong-way travel of the ego vehicle on the road initially... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140350838 - Vehicle control system, specific object determination device, specific object determination method, and non-transitory storage medium storing specific object determination program: A vehicle control system includes: an anti-collision safety control unit executing anti-collision safety control for avoiding or alleviating a collision with an object including a reflection point on the basis of positional information about the reflection point, output from a positional information output unit; and a cancellation unit calculating an... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140350840 - Crowd proximity device: A device is configured to determine that a first user device and a second user device are associated with an event and determine a first user device location indicating a location of the first user device and a second user device location indicating a location of the second user device.... Agent: Cellco Partnership D/b/a Verizon Wireless

20140350841 - Interactive dynamic cloud navigation system: An interactive dynamic cloud navigation system includes a server including a database having a map; and a plurality of navigation terminals, wherein each navigation terminal includes a data collecting and storing module, a data transmitting module and an outputting module. The data collecting and storing module includes a GPS chip.... Agent:

20140350839 - Simultaneous localization and mapping for a mobile robot: A method of localizing a mobile robot includes receiving sensor data of a scene about the robot and executing a particle filter having a set of particles. Each particle has associated maps representing a robot location hypothesis. The method further includes updating the maps associated with each particle based on... Agent: Irobot Corporation

20140350842 - Traffic flow model to provide traffic flow information: Examples of maintaining or querying a traffic database to generate a traffic flow model to provide traffic flow information and determine a per-lane route for a vehicle to travel are disclosed.... Agent: Empire Technology Development Corp.

20140350843 - Presenting information for a current location or time: A computing system is described that obtains, based at least in part on information included in at least one previous communication associated with a user of a computing device, an indication of a future location and a future time and event information associated with the future location and the future... Agent:

20140350844 - Method for searching data and method for planning itinerary: A method for searching data and a method for planning itinerary are provided. At least one contact is selected from a contact list so as to set a point of interest (POI) list associated with the at least one contact as a specific data source. A POI category is decided.... Agent: Compal Electronics, Inc.

20140350845 - Navigation device, route guidance method, and program: Disclosed is technology for providing guidance in a manner that facilitates travel along a guidance route when there is a road which has a carpool lane. A navigation device (100) is provided with: a current-location calculation means for calculating the current location of a moving body; a recommended route search... Agent:

20140350846 - Map view: One or more systems, devices, and/or methods for providing navigation-related functions, such as map display, are disclosed. For example, a method may include receiving input corresponding to a location. Photo image data associated with the location are retrieved. The photo image data are based on at least one image captured... Agent:

20140350847 - System and method for storing and recalling location data: A system and method for recalling and utilizing location data are presented. A connection between a device and a vehicle is detected. After the connection is detected, a first set of data stored on the device is identified. The first set of data includes a last known location of the... Agent: Honda Patent & Technologies Norht America LLC

20140350849 - System and method of locating prey: A method includes receiving location data corresponding to a physical location of a user at a computing device and receiving prey data corresponding to a relative position of an animal at the computing device from a gun scope. The method further includes determining a location of the animal relative to... Agent: Trackingpoint, Inc.

20140350848 - Vehicle positioning system: A vehicle positioning system (200) comprising a receiver (206) configured to receive information representative of signals (222) transmitted by one or more other vehicles (220), wherein each signal (222) comprises data relating to the position of the associated other vehicle (220); and a processor (207) configured to process the data... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20140350850 - Route smoothing: A method is disclosed involving receiving GPS data from a personal portable training device. A smoothing operation is performed on the GPS data to generate a more accurate representation of the route travelled for display to a user (504). In the smoothing operation, a cubic spine algorithm is used to... Agent:

20140350851 - Navigation systems and methods for wheeled objects: A navigation system uses a dead reckoning method to estimate an object's present position relative to one or more prior positions. In some embodiments, the dead reckoning method determines a change in position from the object's heading and speed during an elapsed time interval. In embodiments suitable for use with... Agent:

20140350852 - Device and method for detecting objects in a stream of sensor data: n

20140350853 - Route computation for navigation system using data exchanged with ticket vending machines: A method for assisting a driver to locate a parking space includes identifying a user-selected destination with a navigation system of a first vehicle. While the driver of the first vehicle is being guided by the navigation system towards the selected destination, parking availability information is acquired from a first... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140350854 - Information providing system and information providing method: An information providing system includes an obtaining portion that obtains image information captured by a moving object traveling on a road, and an information providing portion that provides the obtained image information, and additional information related to the image information.... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140350855 - Systems and methods for providing navigational assistance to reserved parking locations: A computer-implemented method that includes reserving a first parking location for parking of a first vehicle, determining that the first vehicle is parked in a second parking location that is different from the first parking location reserved for parking of the first vehicle, determining, using a computer, whether the second... Agent: Google Inc.

  
11/20/2014 > 105 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories.

20140343749 - Collision mitigation apparatus: A collision mitigation apparatus includes an object detecting section for detecting a collision object present in front of an own vehicle on which the collision mitigation apparatus is mounted, a drive assisting section that performs drive assist for avoiding a collision between the collision object detected by the object detecting... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140343750 - Collision mitigation apparatus: A collision mitigation apparatus includes an object detecting section for detecting a collision object present in front of an own vehicle on which the collision mitigation apparatus is mounted, a drive assisting section that performs drive assist for avoiding a collision between the collision object detected by the object detecting... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140343751 - Method and system for generating a vehicle identifier: Upon initial boot-up, a telematics device receives a PID map in response to a PID map request. The TCU may send multiple PID map requests for different mode and PID combinations over a vehicles communication bus, and then may append each received PID map to the already-received PID maps. The... Agent:

20140343752 - Deep stall aircraft landing: An aircraft defining an upright orientation and an inverted orientation, a ground station; and a control system for remotely controlling the flight of the aircraft. The ground station has an auto-land function that causes the aircraft to invert, stall, and controllably land in the inverted orientation to protect a payload... Agent: Aerovironment Inc.

20140343756 - Method and apparatus for driveline softening utilizing a vehicle to cloud to vehicle system: A vehicle includes a power source, such as an engine, an electric machine, or combination thereof. A torque converter is selectively coupled to the power source such that torque is altered before being distributed into a transmission of the vehicle. A torque converter bypass clutch enables torque from the power... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140343757 - Method for positioning a mobile robot and a mobile robot implementing the same: First and second positioning devices disposed at first and second stationary locations transmit first and second pilot signals, respectively. Transmission coverages of the first and second pilot signals have an area of overlap. When a mobile robot moves to the area of overlap, the mobile robot determines first angular orientation... Agent: Lite-on Technology Corp.

20140343754 - Remote control system for drill: Mobile drilling devices and systems, methods, and computer-readable media for controlling such devices are provided. One method includes receiving user input from a user of a mobile computing device. The method further includes transmitting data based on the user input from the mobile computing device to a control circuit of... Agent: Caterpillar Global Mining Equipment LLC

20140343755 - Start system for a motor vehicle: A start system includes a vehicle bus system disposed in a motor vehicle. A powertrain control module is connected to the vehicle bus system. The powertrain control module includes an engaged state electrically enabling the powertrain control module to provide tractive power to a vehicle drive wheel, and a disengaged... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140343753 - System and method for vehicle interface extension and control: A system and method for establishing connections from a vehicle telematics device to a plurality of portable devices including transmitting an interface data stream from the telematics device to the plurality of devices, the interface data stream enabling the portable devices to mirror an interface of the vehicle telematics device... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140343758 - Wearable wireless remote control device for use with a materials handling vehicle: A supplemental remote control system for a materials handling vehicle includes a wireless remote control device that is useable by an operator interacting with the materials handling vehicle. Actuation of a travel control on the remote control device causes a wireless transmitter on the device to transmit a travel request... Agent:

20140343759 - Methods and systems for aircraft guidance: Methods and systems for guiding an aircraft are disclosed herein. An example method includes determining, via a processor, a difference between an estimated time of arrival and a required time of arrival of an aircraft. The example method also includes determining if the difference exceeds a threshold time. The example... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140343760 - Method and device for automatically determining an optimized approach and/or descent profile: A method and device for automatically determining an optimised approach and/or descent profile for an aircraft are provided. The device comprises means for optimising an approach and/or descent profile of an aircraft avoiding long and steep geometric segments, the device to this end inserting an idle segment, if it satisfies... Agent: Airbus Operations S.a.s.

20140343761 - System and method for performing an aircraft automatic emergency descent: A system and method automatically control an emergency descent of an aircraft to a target altitude. Factors including weather, traffic, terrain, special use airspace, distance to an alternate, time above 10,000 feet, and time airborne are considered in deciding on descent airspeed, aircraft heading, and selection of an alternate. The... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140343762 - Device and method to increase pilot focus: An interactive task organizer application may encourage a pilot to be more alert and engaged while operating the aircraft, despite that automation has made the job more passive. The interactive task organizer application may have access to flight data, and may use this data to create a virtual environment that... Agent: Airbus Operations S.a.s.

20140343763 - Method and device for displaying the performance of an aircraft when climbing and/or descending: The display device (1) comprises data capture means (2), calculation means (3) and a display screen (4), said calculation means (3) being configured to calculate at least one maximum slope that the aircraft can adopt depending on the data received from the data capture means (2), said device (1) also... Agent: Airbus Operations (sas)

20140343764 - Method and system for monitoring aircraft flight phase on approach to a runway: The method concerns monitoring the approach phase of an aircraft to a runway. This method includes determining successive gateways of the aircraft relative to at least one characteristic point of an approach flight plan of the aircraft or relative to the landing location, and measuring the aircraft speed upon crossing... Agent: Thales

20140343765 - Flight assistant with automatic configuration and landing site selection: A system and apparatus for assisting pilots and flight crews in determining the best course of action at any particular point inflight for any category of emergency. The system monitors a plurality of static and dynamic flight parameters including atmospheric conditions along the flight path, ground conditions and terrain, conditions... Agent:

20140343766 - Method and device for automatically determining an optimized approach profile for an aircraft: Method and device for automatically determining an optimized approach profile for an aircraft. The device provides for a flexible configuration change speed which is not limited to the standard single predetermined configuration change speed in order to prevent segments which are not authorized, in particular segments which are too steep,... Agent:

20140343768 - Apparatus and method for processing atc intermittent information in railway: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for processing an intermittent information in railway, the method comprising determining that data of a prescribed first length is received in first and second buffers; reading and storing the data of the first length in the first and second buffers; determining... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20140343767 - Braking systems and methods for determining dynamic braking data for a braking model for a train: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for determining dynamic braking data for use in a braking model of at least one train, the method including: (a) determining at least one initial safety factor; (b) determining at least one dynamic braking adjustment factor based at least partially on (i) the expected dynamic... Agent: Wabtec Holding Corp.

20140343769 - Method and arrangement for monitoring a brake system of a brake arrangement of a rail vehicle: A method and an arrangement monitor a brake system of a brake arrangement of a rail vehicle. To carry out such a method comparatively cost-effectively and gently on the wheels and rails, the deceleration of the rail vehicle is detected with a deceleration measured variable being obtained and the frictional... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140343772 - Anti-blocking system for a vehicle with electromotive vehicle drive: An anti-blocking system for a vehicle having an electromotive vehicle drive unit includes one or more driving motors. During a braking process, the braking effect of the driving motors operating as a generator is limited in such a way that brake slip on at least one driving wheel is limited... Agent: Audi Ag

20140343780 - Control system of a vehicle: Provided is a control system of a vehicle equipped with first and second motors/generators, and a differential device including a ring gear and a sun gear individually connected to the first and second motors/generators and a carrier connected to a driving wheel side, wherein at the time an SOC of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343774 - Control system for a motor vehicle having an electronic control unit by which the drive torque of a drive unit can be variably distributed, as required, on at least two axles: A control system and method are provided for a motor vehicle having an electronic control unit, by which the drive torque of a drive unit can be variably distributed, as required, to at least two axles. A drive-oriented control can be specified for the purpose of a primarily single-axle drive.... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140343779 - Diagnostics method for device for controlling a motor vehicle powered by an electric motor, and associated device: c

20140343775 - Hybrid vehicle and control method for hybrid vehicle: A hybrid vehicle includes a differential device, a first motor, an engine, a second motor, an engagement device, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to control the first motor and the second motor when an engagement state of the engagement device changes, such that a... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140343781 - Hybrid vehicle control device: The hybrid vehicle control device of the invention suppresses the decrease of the output torque and the increase of the fuel consumption when the engine operation is started as possible in case that the temperature of the engine compartment is increased by the heat radiating from the engine and the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343778 - Power conversion device: A propulsion control device is connected to each converter as a load. A carrier phase table, in which, when load states of propulsion control devices capable of being determined to be equivalent to each other are grouped in a same group, setting values of phase angles in the same group... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140343776 - Power supply system for vehicle: A power supply system for a vehicle includes: first and second power lines connected to a PCU; first and second power storage devices each configured to be rechargeable; a capacitor connected between the first power line and the second power line; a switching unit configured to be able to switch... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343770 - Powertrain for electric vehicles: A method for controlling a vehicle driveline includes connecting an electric motor to each of respective vehicle wheels, determining from driver input a magnitude of demanded wheel torque, determining speed of each wheel, using demanded wheel torque and the respective wheel speed to determine from a power loss map a... Agent:

20140343771 - System and method of converting driving mode and controlling shifting of hybrid vehicle: A system and method of converting a driving mode and controlling shifting of a hybrid vehicle are provided. The method includes simultaneously converting, by a controller, a driving mode and controlling shifting of a hybrid vehicle when a high torque is required according to the an acceleration requirement of a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140343777 - Vehicle and method of controlling vehicle: A vehicle includes an engine and a motor generator generating driving power for running, and an ECU for controlling the engine and the motor generator. If user requested power and a vehicle speed are substantially constant when inertial running control is selected by a user, the ECU causes continuous driving... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343773 - Versatile electric bicycle systems: The disclosure herein provides systems for a versatile electric bicycle that is configured to be easily adapted to accommodate various needs and requirements. In certain embodiments, the foregoing may provide features and/or models that are configured to be easily adapted to accommodate parts of varying dimensions, different seating configurations, and/or... Agent: Civilized Cycles Incorporated

20140343782 - Method for controlling a vehicle and a vehicle guidance system: A method or system for controlling a vehicle comprises entering a programming mode or a guidance mode based on user input to a switch. The user can enter a guidance program in accordance with a predetermined sequence of inputs of the switch by the user, where readiness for each successive... Agent: Deere & Company

20140343783 - Mobile device: A mobile device moving in a specific area including a driving unit, an environment sensing unit, a control unit and a transmittal unit is disclosed. The driving unit moves according to a first driving signal. The environment sensing unit detects an outline of the specific area to generate detection information.... Agent: Msi Computer (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140343784 - Actuation system for flight control surface: The present disclosure provides an actuation system for a flight control surface of an aircraft, having: a support frame for supporting a flight control surface, the support frame being configured to be mounted to an airframe structure of the aircraft for movement between a first position and a second position... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh

20140343785 - Automobile monitoring for operation analysis: An automobile monitoring arrangement tracks and records automobile operation for post-use automobile operation analysis and in a manner with default-operation modes that facilitate use by automobile owners/supervisors and by those supervised by the automobile owners/supervisors. In one specific embodiment, sounds from the vehicle are monitored while the vehicle is in... Agent:

20140343786 - System and method for determining a lubricant discard interval: A system, a method and a computer program to determine the usability of a lubricant such as, e.g., engine oil, and when to replace the lubricant in a particular engine. The system, method, and computer program are further configured to generate a lubricant discard interval for each engine in, e.g.,... Agent:

20140343787 - Method and system for a vehicle information integrity verification: A vehicle network system is configured such that a plurality of ECUs that allow internal data to be modified are connected to a network so as to be communicable with one another. The system determines whether the internal data of a first ECU has been modified on the basis of... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343788 - Engine running notice and automatic shut-off: A motor vehicle has an engine kill device that can automatically stop the engine. The vehicle has components for determining the engine may have been errantly left running, in which case the vehicle sends a notice to the user. The vehicle is capable of receiving a response from the user... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140343792 - Driving assistance apparatus for vehicle: An object of the present invention is to provide a technology that enables avoidance of situations in which the driver's own vehicle enters the course of a vehicle behind with a change in the course of the driver's own vehicle without relying upon a device for detecting the vehicle running... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343789 - Electric power steering system: There is provided an electric power steering system that is able to generate a more appropriate current command value. Limits of an assist controlled variable, formed of multiple upper limits and multiple lower limits are individually set for multiple signals used to compute the assist controlled variable. The values obtained... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140343790 - Method for controlling the directional stability of a vehicle, associated steering system and vehicle: A steering system to control a directional stability of a vehicle may include an active power steering assistance system, a sensor to detect vehicle dynamics data of the vehicle, a sensor to detect a torque of a steering system of the vehicle, and a controller. The controller may be configured... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140343791 - Steering control apparatus of vehicle and steering control method of the same: A steering control apparatus of a vehicle includes a steering motor configured to output a steering torque for steering turning wheel, a steering motor angle sensor configured to detect a rotation angle of the steering motor, a steering motor drive current supply unit configured to supply the steering motor with... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. A Japanese Corporation

20140343793 - Trailer backup assist system with normalized steering input device for different trailers: A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer, according to one embodiment, includes a sensor that senses a hitch angle between the vehicle and the trailer. The trailer backup assist system also includes a steering input device movable between a plurality of successive positions that each provide... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140343794 - Electric power steering system: There is provided an electric power steering system that makes it possible to improve the driver's steering feel, and that includes a controller that controls driving of a motor. The controller computes a first assist component based on a steering torque. The controller computes a torque command value based on... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140343795 - Offset compensation for trailer backup assist steering input device: A trailer backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer, according to one embodiment, includes a sensor that senses a hitch angle between the vehicle and the trailer. The trailer backup assist system may also include a steering input device, such as a rotatable knob, that is movable between... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140343796 - Detect driver persona in a vehicle: An embodiment of the invention provides a method and system for detecting driver persona in a vehicle wherein an attribute of a user is identified via at least one sensor in the interior of the vehicle. The attribute of the user can include the body weight of the user and/or... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140343798 - Thermal grill for body cooling and driver alertness: A system for keeping a driver alert by employing a thermal grill that includes warm and cool regions. The system includes an alert module that configures the thermal grill to a heat sink configuration and a heat source configuration. The thermal grill in the heat sink configuration extracts heat from... Agent:

20140343797 - Tire sensing system: Provided is a tire sensing system that reduces the power consumption, size, weight, and cost, while suppressing an increase in fuel consumption of moving means. The tire sensing system is adapted to monitor state of a tire or a road surface from vibration information to perform safety control of the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140343799 - Driving support device and driving support method: A driving support device includes a cross direction control device and a cross direction alarm device which are a first support unit that performs drive support of steering of a vehicle, a traveling direction control device and a traveling direction alarm device which are a second support unit that performs... Agent: National University Corporation Hokkaido University

20140343801 - Automatic control of a refuse front end loader: An automatic control system for a refuse vehicle includes a mode select switch disposed within the vehicle that generates a mode select signal based on input from an operator of the vehicle, a control mechanism disposed within the vehicle that operates in response to the mode select signal, and a... Agent:

20140343800 - Method for controlling an implement associated with a vehicle: A method or system for controlling a vehicle comprises entering a programming mode or a guidance mode based on user input to a switch. The user can enter a guidance program in accordance with a predetermined sequence of inputs of the switch by the user, where readiness for each successive... Agent:

20140343806 - Fault-tolerant sensing and monitoring communications bus system for agricultural applications: An agricultural communication system is provided that enables sensor-to-sensor link communications of peripheral farming devices (planters, fertilizer or pesticide applicators, etc.) so as to enhance diagnostics for locating system faults and blockages. The system also provides a means to operate with single-faults present with real-time diagnostics to the operator. The... Agent:

20140343805 - Method for controlling operation of dump for construction machinery: A method for controlling dump driving for a construction machine is disclosed, which can improve operability through simultaneous operation of boom-up and swing according to an operation of a swing joystick during a dumping work.... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140343803 - Server system for administration of sequences for agricultural working machines: A server system for the administration of sequences for agricultural working machines made up of parameterized process steps of working devices includes a server and database in which a sequence inventory of sequences is stored. Sequence identifiers are assigned to each of the sequences of the sequence inventory, which describe... Agent: Claas Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen Gmbh

20140343802 - Tractor control system: A control system for a tractor (10) fitted with two or more axles (21, 22) which carry wheels (13, 14) having pneumatic tyres and which is set up to pull an implement or trailer. The system having a display means (28) for displaying to a tractor operator tractor performance parameters... Agent: Agco International Gmbh

20140343804 - Working machine and control system: A working machine comprising a ground engaging structure and a propulsion system for moving the working machine via the ground engaging structure. A body is supported on the ground engaging structure, and a working arm is connected to the body and has a carriage at one end for receiving an... Agent: Jc Bamford Excavators Ltd

20140343807 - Method and apparatus for controlling a shift-by-wire transmission: A method of controlling a shift-by-wire transmission is provided. The method monitors a setting of a shift assembly that sets a select gear from gearing of the transmission. A motor is activated to adjust the setting of the shift assembly when the monitoring of the shift assembly indicates that the... Agent: Team Industries, Inc.

20140343809 - Arrangement and method for controlling an automatically shifting transmission: In an arrangement for controlling an automatically shifting transmission, as a result of a corresponding programming of an electric control device, when actuating a second selecting device, starting from the automatic mode, first an immediate upshifting or downshifting can be prompted and is permitted unless prevented by a specified condition.... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140343808 - Failsafe device and control method for vehicle: A failsafe device for a vehicle is provided that includes a transmission of a vehicle and a controller configured to operate an oil supply unit and an emergency oil supply unit. The oil supply unit supplies oil to the transmission via a first oil channel and produces hydraulic pressure and... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140343810 - Continuously-variable transmission and continuously-variable transmission control method: A first determining unit configured to determine whether the indicated pressure of a primary pulley pressure has become a line pressure during an up shift, an indicated pressure control unit configured to make the indicated pressure of the primary pulley pressure alone higher than the line pressure when the target... Agent:

20140343811 - System and method for synchronizing engine and transmission system operation within an agricultural vehicle: A system and method for controlling a transmission system is provided. One agricultural vehicle includes a vehicle controller configured to instruct an engine controller to maintain an engine at a constant speed and to receive a first signal from a transmission controller indicative of gear shift initiation. The vehicle controller... Agent:

20140343812 - Engine startup control systems and methods: An engine control system of a vehicle includes a starter control module and an abort module. When a clutch pedal is depressed and a user activates an ignition system, the starter control module engages a starter motor with an engine and applies current to the starter motor. The abort module... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140343817 - Method and circuit arrangement in an electronic control unit of a motor vehicle for detecting faults: In the case of a circuit arrangement in an electronic control unit of a motor vehicle for the detection of faults in an electronically controlled drive system, which is structured in at least two levels, a first function-controlling level and a second monitoring level, both levels acquire at least the... Agent:

20140343813 - 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: Cnh Industrial America, LLC

20140343814 - Sudden acceleration preventing electronic accelerator pedal and method thereof: Disclosed is a pedal module including an accelerator pedal; a pedal sensing unit; a pedal monitoring unit; and a control unit. The pedal monitoring unit determines whether an accelerating state of a vehicle is in an abnormal sudden acceleration state using abnormal sudden acceleration determination information transmitted from the pedal... Agent: Kyung Chang Industrial Co., Ltd.

20140343816 - Vehicle braking/driving force control device: An ECU calculates the thermal margins of the in-wheel motors, on the basis of the thermal capacities of the in-wheel motors, the allowable limit temperatures, and the motor temperatures. Next, the ECU distributes the total requested torque between the requested torques for each wheel using the percentages of the thermal... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343815 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system configured to estimate an index representing a driving condition of a vehicle and a driving preference of a driver based on acceleration of the vehicle, and to adjust a driving characteristics of the vehicle based on the index. The vehicle control system is comprised of a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343818 - Method and module for determining of at least one reference value for a vehicle control system: A method for determining a reference value for controlling a vehicle's speed by a vehicle control system is described. The method includes: making a first prediction and a second prediction of the speed along a horizon, the first prediction based on an engine torque that retards the vehicle as compared... Agent:

20140343819 - Method and module for determining of at least one reference value for a vehicle control system: Described is a method for determining a reference value for a vehicle. The method includes: performing a number of simulation cycles Sj each comprising simulation steps: making a first prediction of the vehicle's speed vpred—cc along the determined horizon with a conventional cruise control; comparing, in a first comparison, the... Agent:

20140343820 - All-round hazard sensing device for construction apparatus: An everywhere risk detection apparatus for construction equipment is disclosed, which includes an IECU generating and outputting a prevent signal to a VECU if a moving object in an image input from a camera is positioned within a set radius (or area) from the equipment, and generates and outputs the... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab

20140343822 - Engine diagnostic with exhaust gas sampling delay: A diagnostic method comprising the steps of: first sampling exhaust gas; implementing a forced change of engine operating condition; second sampling exhaust gas associated with said change at a delay after initiating said change, said second sampling being at a location corresponding to said delay; and comparing said first sampling... Agent:

20140343821 - Method and system for diagnosing insufficiency of vehicle coolant: A method and a system for diagnosing insufficiency of vehicle coolant includes a preparing step of checking whether the vehicle is in a stop state and is on flat ground. An operating step applies a predefined output to a coolant water pump when the vehicle is in the stop state... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140343823 - Engine control device: A plurality of lattice points arranged in a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system that takes first, second and third operating conditions as axes are associated in a one-to-one relationship with at least some of a plurality of cores arranged in a lattice shape in a multi-core processor, and a calculation program... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343824 - Control device for internal combustion engine: The present invention addresses a solution of improving precision with which requested torque at a time of a transient operation is realized in a control device for an internal combustion engine that controls torque that is generated by an internal combustion engine by control of an air amount by means... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140343825 - Fuel management system for variable ethanol octane enhancement of gasoline engines: Fuel management system for efficient operation of a spark ignition gasoline engine. Injectors inject an anti-knock agent such as ethanol directly into a cylinder of the engine. A fuel management microprocessor system controls injection of the anti-knock agent so as to control knock and minimize that amount of the anti-knock... Agent:

20140343826 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: A method for operating an internal combustion engine having two or more cylinders to which fuel can be supplied via an injection valve, it being possible to carry out a measurement injection for a cylinder in order to determine and/or adapt a characteristic quantity of the injection valve, and all... Agent:

20140343828 - Method and device for operating an exhaust gas recirculation of a self-ignition internal combustion engine, in particular of a motor vehicle: A method and a device for operating an exhaust gas recirculation of a self-ignition internal combustion engine, in particular of a motor vehicle, the internal combustion engine including an air system for controlling the air supply into at least one combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine, and it being... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140343827 - Variable displacement engine control system and method: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting an ignition energy provided to an engine cylinder upon reactivation from a VDE mode of operation. Ignition energy is increased by increasing an ignition coil dwell time and/or an ignition coil strike frequency. The increased ignition energy improves combustion stability during the transition... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140343829 - Method for controlling rpm of construction machine engine: According to the present disclosure, there is provided a method for controlling an RPM of an engine of construction machinery, including and converting and setting the received load factor to a load variation rate; receiving a current load factor of the engine and converting the received current load factor of... Agent:

20140343830 - Stop/start control based on repeated driving patterns: A method or system for controlling a vehicle having auto stop and auto start functions includes selectively inhibiting or disabling the auto stop or auto start functions in response to a detected vehicle position relative to an automatically learned vehicle route. The vehicle route is learned in response to previous... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140343831 - Telematics-based system for protecting against vehicle battery drain: Systems and methods are provided for detecting low vehicle battery charge and responding appropriately to prevent complete vehicle battery drainage. One method includes: monitoring the charge of the vehicle battery; determining, by a telematics unit, that the charge of the vehicle battery has reached a low battery charge threshold while... Agent: General Motors LLC

20140343832 - Using pass code verification to organize a vehicle caravan: A reference pass code is received from a first user. Location information of a vehicle of the first user is received from a first computer. A pass code is received from a second user. Location information of a vehicle of the second user is received from a second computer. One... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140343833 - Method and system for allocating aircraft arrival/departure slot times, with preferred movement: The present invention takes the form of a computer program, method and/or system to allow an airline, aviation authority or other aviation entity to temporally manage, coordinate and allocate aircraft arrival/departure Slot Times during a specified period for the flow of a plurality of aircraft at a specified fix point,... Agent:

20140343834 - Method and apparatus for finding a lost vehicle: When a driver leaves a vehicle as indicated by a separation event such as the driver's portable wireless communication device (WCD) losing Bluetooth connectivity with the vehicle, the WCD uploads to a cloud server its GPS location before the driver has been able to walk away from the vehicle an... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140343835 - System and method for determining a slack condition of a vehicle system: A method for determining a slack condition of a vehicle system includes determining when each of first and second vehicles reaches a designated location along a route. The method also includes communicating a response message from the second vehicle to the first vehicle responsive to the second vehicle reaching the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140343836 - Method for operating a first-party vehicle: A method for operating a first-party vehicle that is traveling in a current lane along a road that is divided into a plurality of lanes includes announcing an intended change for the first-party vehicle from the current lane to a further, adjacent lane by activation of a direction-of-travel indicator. A... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c.f. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140343837 - Navigation system: A navigation system includes: a map information acquiring unit 31 for acquiring map information; an HOV lane decision unit 38 for deciding whether an HOV lane is included in a road represented by the map information acquired by the map information acquiring unit 31 or not; a road number processing... Agent:

20140343838 - Method for calculating paths, method for obtaining paths as well as terminal for same: The present invention relates to a method for calculating trip paths determined by a departure point and a target point by using traffic information in a terminal. The method includes the steps of: requesting traffic information related to a trip from a server; receiving the traffic information related to the... Agent:

20140343839 - Navigation system with route correction mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: generating a route for navigating to a destination; determining a travel deviation based on a current location and the route; determining an error prone scenario based on the current location, the travel deviation, and the route; and updating an error-prone-scenario switch... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20140343840 - Method and system for selectively blending buildings to improve route visibility in a 3d navigation system: The present invention relates to a method and system for selectively blending buildings to improve route visibility in a 3D navigation system. A method for displaying a 3D map may include: detecting whether or not an object to be displayed on a map screen intersects with a route guiding line... Agent:

20140343841 - Providing predicted travel information: A computing system includes at least one processor and at least one module operable by the at least one processor to receive location information associated with a computing device, including indications of locations at which the computing device was previously located and an indication of a current location of the... Agent: Google Inc.

20140343842 - Localization using road markings: One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for creating a road marking classification template and vehicle localization using road markings are provided herein. A road marking classification template database includes templates of training images taken from different navigation environments. A training image with a road marking can be rectified... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140343843 - Visual prompts for route navigation: A portable navigation prompt device comprises a processor; a wireless communication module; a discrete light source arrangement; and a memory having stored therein executable instructions configured to cause the portable navigation prompt device to establish wireless communication with a master navigation device configured to generate route navigation events based on... Agent: Physical Enterprises Inc.

20140343844 - Azimuth update controller for inertial systems: In one embodiment, a system includes a motion detector to determine a motion event or a no motion event for an inertial system. The determination of the events is based upon comparing at least one motion parameter in the inertial system to at least one predetermined threshold. An azimuth update... Agent: Northrop Grumman Guidance And Electronics Company , Inc.

20140343845 - Method for acquiring or providing update information for route to third party and apparatus for same: Provided is a method for providing update information for a route from a terminal to a destination to the terminal, wherein the destination is designated as location of the third party being moving, which is performed by a server and comprising: receiving location information of the terminal from the terminal;... Agent:

20140343846 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing indoor navigation using optical floor sensors: An apparatus includes (i) an absolute position sensor coupled to a case, the position sensor including a light sensor, and circuitry configured to determine an identifier within a barcode, the individual bars of the barcode being sensed by the light sensor, and (ii) a motion sensor coupled to the case,... Agent:

20140343847 - Bicycle routes with elevation: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing route information determined in conjunction with elevation data in response to a route request. More particularly, in response to a route request that identifies an origin and a destination, a set of potential routes are determine and combined with elevation data. Each of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140343848 - Computing systems, devices and methods for identifying important access roads to a geographic location: To identify important access roads for a geographic location, multiple previous requests for directions between a multiplicity of sources and one or more destinations identical, or proximate, to the geographic location are identified. Further, routes between the multiplicity of sources and the one or more destinations are determined. Still further,... Agent:

20140343849 - Adding visual image of traffic condition to help driver determine a route from multiple options: A visual image monitoring system for use in association with a vehicular navigation system is operable to locate traffic cameras and transmit visual images from the traffic cameras along at least first and second routes to a destination so as to provide a visual comparison of traffic conditions to the... Agent: Denso International America, Inc.

20140343850 - Predictive transit calculations: A computing device is described that determines an exit location at which a user of a computing device exited a stop associated with a transportation service. The computing device determines a predicted duration of travel by the user from a current location of the computing device to the exit location... Agent: Google Inc.

20140343851 - Systems and methods for monitoring, managing, and facilitating location- and/or other criteria-dependent targeted communications and/or transactions: A method for monitoring, managing, and facilitating location- and/or other criteria-dependent targeted communications and/or transactions includes: receiving signals and/or information that include or provide, or facilitate or initiate a process of providing access to, location information and one or more criteria, requirements, preferences, and/or other inputs pertaining to, or initiating... Agent:

20140343852 - Guidebook transit routing: Systems and methods for recommending time independent or “guidebook” transit routes between an origin and a destination are provided. A score is generated for each transit route. The score can be used to evaluate and prioritize the transit routes so that one or more transit routes can be recommended to... Agent: Google Inc.

20140343853 - Navigation device and method for navigating: An object of the present invention is to provide a navigation technology capable of enhancing convenience for a user in the cancellation of the designation of an interchange on a guide route. In order to achieve the object, a navigation device of the present invention includes: a route guide unit... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

  
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