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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

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07/10/2014 > 90 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20140195069 - Drive assisting system: A drive assisting device in an in-vehicle device calculates drive assisting information associated with an intersection required for drive assisting control to an assisting vehicle based on intersection information of the relevant intersection received from a road side instrument, and calculates the drive assisting information according to type of drive... Agent:

20140195071 - Emergency event based vehicle data logging: System and method for enabling predefined events to be used to trigger the collection of vehicle position data. A combination GSM device and GPS device is used to collect vehicle position data and to convey that position data to a remote computing device for review and/or analysis. There is a... Agent: Zonar Systems, Inc.

20140195068 - Intelligent road signs: An approach is provided for providing customized information to a driver of a vehicle. The approach is implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable to: obtain one or more parameters of a vehicle; obtain environmental conditions outside of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140195070 - Vehicle information recording apparatus: A vehicle information recording apparatus for a vehicle includes a collision determination section and an information management section. The collision determination section determines the presence or absence of a collision between the vehicle and an object based on (i) detection values of impact sensors which detect impacts applied to the... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140195072 - Inter-vehicle communications: Methods, systems, and apparatus are provided for communicating between one or more vehicles, including providing communicated information to a user of the one or more vehicles. The information may be presented to the user via one or more user interfaces.... Agent:

20140195074 - Method and apparatus for changing either driver behavior or vehicle behavior based on current vehicle location and zone definitions created by a remote user: A remote user can define one or more zone based driver/vehicle behavior definitions. Current vehicle location is analyzed at the vehicle or remotely to determine if the vehicle is approaching or has arrived at a location for which a zone based driver/vehicle behavior has been defined. For zone based driver... Agent: Zonar Systems

20140195073 - Method for actuating a closure element arrangement in a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for actuating a closure element arrangement in a motor vehicle, wherein the closure element arrangement has a closure element, a drive arrangement associated with the closure element, a control arrangement and a sensor arrangement having at least one sensor element that is particularly in... Agent: Brose Fahrzeugteile Gmbh & Co. Kg, Hallstadt

20140195075 - System and method for testing crash avoidance technologies: A Guided Soft Target System is disclosed that includes a subject vehicle and a dynamic motion element (DME). The subject vehicle may be accelerated at an arbitrary rate to a speed corresponding to the speed in its own predetermined trajectory. Each of the DME vehicles computes its target speed as... Agent: Dynamic Research Inc.

20140195076 - Vehicle control limits: Included are embodiments for providing vehicle control limits. One embodiment of a system includes a navigation system and a vehicle that includes a memory component that stores a program. Embodiments of the system are configured to receive an indication for automatic control of the vehicle, receive a route for the... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation

20140195077 - Systems and methods for runway condition alert and warning: Systems and methods for runway condition alert and warning. The system can include a first measurement system disposed on a first aircraft, the first measurement system adapted to gather telemetry inputs associated with a braking action value of the first aircraft on an airport runway. The system can also include... Agent:

20140195086 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle is provided with an engine, an electric motor, a clutch disposed in a power transmitting path between the engine and the electric motor, and a transmission of a step-variable type disposed in a power transmitting path between said electric motor and drive wheels,... Agent:

20140195087 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus for a hybrid vehicle is provided with an engine, an electric motor, and a clutch disposed in a power transmitting path between the engine and the electric motor, a drive mode of the hybrid vehicle being switched on the basis of a required drive force of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195092 - Control device for hybrid vehicle: A switching vehicle speed determination section (21) judges a traveling mode requested by a driver on the basis of switch position information of a traveling mode switch operated by the driver and determines a switching vehicle speed for switching a hybrid type from a series mode to a parallel mode.... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195090 - Driving force control system for vehicle: A driving force control system for vehicle for controlling a target speed of an engine serving as a prime mover by selecting a control mode based on an index representing a driving preference of a driver. The control mode is selected from a first mode for operating the engine to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195091 - Electrically driven dump truck: In the present invention, a control device 200 which is formed of a vehicle control device 50, a controller 100, an inverter control device 30 and a steering control device 32 executes control to give a yaw moment to a vehicle 1 so that the vehicle 1 travels while tracing... Agent: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20140195083 - Electromotive-vehicular motor control apparatus: This electromotive-vehicular motor control apparatus includes: a motor; a power drive unit; a torque control unit that controls an output torque of the motor; an electric current control unit; a number-of-revolutions detection unit; a target number-of-revolutions setting unit; a number-of-revolutions deviation calculation unit; and a removal unit that outputs a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140195084 - Engine operation control device for hybrid vehicle: An engine operation control device for a hybrid vehicle, including: an engine provided in a vehicle; a power generator that is driven by the engine to generate electric power; a driving battery that is chargeable with electric power supplied from the power generator; and a front motor and a rear... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195080 - Hybrid powertrain input torque management: A method for controlling a hybrid powertrain includes monitoring input torque of an input member and may include determining an oscillation torque. The method monitors critical vehicle characteristics, including at least a transmission operating mode and an input speed, and operates the powertrain at the input torque. The method compares... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140195082 - Hybrid vehicle control device: A hybrid vehicle control device is provided that is capable of achieving stable input torque control and torque capacity control of the clutch. When transitioning between a slip drive mode, in which the vehicle travels by controlling the rotation speed of the drive source and controlling the slip state of... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140195089 - Hybrid vehicle control device: A control device of a hybrid vehicle has an engine and an electric motor, the hybrid vehicle being configured to perform motor running using only the electric motor for running and engine running using at least the engine for running, the control device comprising: a first starting portion starting the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195078 - Hybrid vehicles: A hybrid vehicle comprises an internal combustion engine, a traction motor, a starter motor, and a battery bank, all controlled by a microprocessor in accordance with the vehicle's instantaneous torque demands so that the engine is run only under conditions of high efficiency, typically only when the load is at... Agent: Paice LLC

20140195079 - Method and device for controlling the drive train of an electric vehicle: A method for controlling an electric vehicle drivetrain having least two drive units with wheels located on opposite axles are driven by respective drive units, includes in a first operating mode, the ratio of the torques provided by the drive units in each case for a given torque requirement is... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140195088 - Method for providing information relating to the operational state of a motor vehicle to a driver and motor vehicle having a control unit for carrying out the method: A method provides information relating to the operational state of a motor vehicle to a driver. The motor vehicle has at least one electric motor operating with a fixed gear ratio for driving the motor vehicle. During operation of the electric motor a virtual speed and a virtual gear-shift stage... Agent:

20140195085 - Mobile working machine: A mobile working machine includes an energy source (101), a storage circuit (103) for storing electrical energy, a first electronic power converter stage (104) between the storage circuit and the energy source, an electrical machine (106) for driving actuators, a second electronic power converter stage (107) between the storage circuit... Agent: Visedo Oy

20140195081 - System and method for incipient drive of slow charger for a vehicle with electric motor: Disclosed herein is a system and method for incipient drive of a slow charger for a vehicle. Specifically, an incipient drive entry of the slow charger used when a battery is charged in an electric vehicle (EV) or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) may be performed. The method includes... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140195093 - Autonomous driving merge management system: An autonomous driving merge management system includes an autonomous driving control device and an intention decision management system. The management system includes a candidate strategy subsystem generating a plurality of candidate driving strategies, a merging vehicle behavior recognition subsystem predicting a merging intention of a merging vehicle; an intention-based interactive... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140195095 - Autonomous navigation system and method for a maneuverable platform: An autonomous navigation system and method for a maneuverable platform are provided herein. The method may include: obtaining a plurality of objectives relating to a maneuverable platform; determining a plurality of options of direction and speed for the platform; autonomously selecting, one option of the plurality of options, in order... Agent: Elbit Systems Ltd.

20140195094 - Microcrawler and conveyor robots, controllers, systems, and methods: Robots, controllers, systems, and methods for microcrawler robots (e.g., with stick-slip gaited locomotion and/or with power multiplexing between actuators).... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20140195097 - Abnormality diagnostic apparatus for vehicle: An abnormality diagnostic apparatus for a vehicle, which can accurately determine whether or not there is an abnormality in a voltage detection unit, while curtailing a cost increase, is provided. Output voltages Va, Vb, Vc outputted from voltage detection units are acquired, and differences |Va−Vb|, |Vb−Vc|, |Vc−Va| between the acquired... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195096 - Apparatus and method for contactlessly detecting objects and/or persons and gestures and/or operating procedures made and/or carried out thereby: An apparatus for contactlessly detecting objects and/or persons and gestures and/or operating procedures made and/or carried out thereby, is arranged in a vehicle interior and includes at least one lighting unit, a display unit and an optical detection unit. The lighting unit is formed from at least one infrared laser... Agent: Johnson Controls Gmbh

20140195098 - Method and apparatus for translating vehicle diagnostic trouble codes: A method and apparatus for translating diagnostic trouble codes which are generated in response to faults in the performance of motor vehicles are characterized by the use of a diagnostic code translator which receives diagnostic trouble codes and other information relating to the operating parameters of the vehicle at the... Agent: American Automobile Association, Inc.

20140195101 - Multi-stage diagnostic system and method: A multi-stage diagnostic system and related method which seeks diagnostic information from a secondary information source when a first information source does not yield sufficient data for producing a diagnostic result. In particular, diagnostic process includes a first stage of communicating with an onboard vehicle computer to retrieve diagnostic trouble... Agent: Innova Electronics, Inc.

20140195099 - Smart phone app-based vin decoding and symptomatic diagnostic system and method: A system and method of diagnosing a vehicle using a smart phone to collect symptomatic data from the user/driver. The symptomatic data is received by the user in response to symptomatic questions displayed on the user's smart phone. The symptomatic questions are generated in response to deriving vehicle characteristic information... Agent: Innova Electronics, Inc.

20140195100 - Smartphone based system for vehicle monitoring security: An apparatus and method for monitoring a vehicle. Some embodiments include: capturing and securely storing OBD and location data from the vehicle, maintaining the data on storage in control of a user for a user-specified amount of time, securely transmitting the stored data to an internet-based server, storing the data... Agent:

20140195102 - Vehicle communications via wireless access vehicle environment: Vehicle Communications using IEEE 802.11p WAVE functionality includes structure and method whereby a smart phone (SP) linked to an On Board Unit (OBU) having WAVE functionality, and incorporating Automotive Telemetry Protocol (ATP), has at least one processor to configure the SP as a GUI for the OBU, and to enable... Agent:

20140195103 - Energy harvesting power output measurement apparatus and methods for cycling: The present teachings provide apparatus and methods for measuring the power output of a person, such as a cyclist. According to various embodiments, while measuring the power output, the present teachings provide for the harvesting of the input energy to provide electrical power to the apparatus. Among others, embodiments are... Agent:

20140195104 - Wheel speed sensor with support for indirect tire pressure monitoring: The present disclosure relate to an indirect tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). In some embodiments, the indirect TPMS has magnetic field sensor that detects a modulated magnetic field indicative of one or more resonance parameters of an automobile tire. The magnetic field sensor generates a modulated sensor signal based upon... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140195105 - Server determined bandwidth saving in transmission of events: A system for receiving a driving event comprises an interface and a processor. An interface is configured to receive a portion of data regarding a driving event. A processor is configured to determine whether more data regarding the driving event should be requested and, in the event that more data... Agent: Lytx, Inc.

20140195106 - Virtual trainer for in vehicle driver coaching and to collect metrics to improve driver performance: A method of providing visual feedback to a driver based on data collected during vehicle operation. A processor at the vehicle analyzes vehicle data, and determines when predetermined threshold values have been reached for particular parameters. Whenever such a threshold is reached, a visual alert is presented to the driver.... Agent: Zonar Systems, Inc.

20140195107 - Wheel localizer, wheel localization device, system, method and computer program for locating a position of a wheel: Embodiments can provide a system, a wheel localizer, a wheel localization device, a method or a computer program for locating a position of wheel and/or for determining an acceleration of a wheel of a vehicle. The system for locating a position of at least one out of a plurality of... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140195111 - Method for operating a sensor device in a vehicle, and vehicle: A method operates a sensor device in a vehicle. In the method, signals from at least a sensor designed to register an outside temperature are processed. In addition, data that relates to a track located in front of the vehicle is processed. An evaluation of the signals is changed as... Agent: Audi Ag

20140195108 - Telecommunication device configured to forward vehicle information from a mobile vehicle monitoring device: The present invention is directed a system including a vehicle monitoring device coupled to a vehicle configured to retrieve vehicle information from a vehicle diagnostic system of the vehicle and transmit the vehicle information to an off-board device via a communication relay device to receive the vehicle information and display... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC

20140195109 - Vehicle door latch system and method: Methods and systems are provided for door latches for vehicles. The system includes an electric door latch mechanism movable between a latched position and an unlatched position. Exterior and interior open switches are disposed a door for receiving an unlatch request from an outside or an inside of the vehicle.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140195110 - Vehicle terminal and location-based content sharing system having the same: A vehicle terminal installed in a vehicle and communicating with an external server, and a location-based content sharing system including the same are provided. The vehicle terminal includes a GPS receiving unit configured to receive location information regarding a location at which the vehicle is positioned, a wireless communication unit... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140195112 - Adaptive active suspension system with road preview: A method for controlling an active suspension includes steps of determining a dimension of a road abnormality ahead of the vehicle and comparing the dimension with a vehicle dimension. Responsive to the comparison, the abnormality is classified as one type of a plurality of predetermined types. Responsive to a height... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140195113 - Adaptive crash height adjustment using active suspensions: A vehicle crash safety system includes a pre-crash sensing system configured for gathering and/or receiving target vehicle ride-height data, and at least one actuator operatively coupled to the sensing system and configured for adjusting a height of a portion of a host vehicle responsive to a command from the sensing... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140195115 - Method for controlling a vertical control system of a vehicle: A method for controlling a vertical control system of a vehicle with at least two vertical control devices that influence the driving stability of the vehicle, includes monitoring the functionality of the at least two vertical control devices, detecting a fault condition of a first vertical control device of the... Agent: Audi Ag

20140195114 - Suspension control system to facilitate wheel motions during parking: A method for controlling a vehicle includes the step of determining if a curb parking operation is feasible for the vehicle. If a curb parking operation is deemed infeasible, an operator of the vehicle is notified that curb parking is infeasible. If a curb parking operation is deemed feasible, actuatable... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140195116 - Suspension control for pulse/glide green cruise control: A method is described comprising modulating vehicle speed about a target speed by operating a vehicle with an engine at high output and then operating the vehicle with the engine off, and adjusting operation of a suspension system based on the vehicle operation with the engine at high output and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140195120 - Adaptive emergency brake and steer assist systems based on driver focus: An automotive vehicle includes a driver analyzer and a driver assistance system, both of which are coupled to a controller. The controller includes a non-transitory storage medium storing instructions for causing the controller to determine a level of attentiveness of a driver of the automotive vehicle and to adapt a... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140195122 - Electric power steering device: Provided is an electric power steering device in which the operation feeling is improved without a decrease in commercial value. A phase compensation unit performs a frequency shift on a compensation frequency band compensated by the phase compensation unit. The phase compensation unit performs phase-shift in the compensation frequency band... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140195119 - Power steering apparatus: An electric power steering apparatus for generating a PWM signal based on a calculated steering assist command value, PWM-controlling a motor via a motor drive circuit including switching elements, and assist-controlling a steering system that a motor relay is inserted between the motor drive circuit and the motor, includes a... Agent: Nsk Ltd.

20140195121 - Steer maneuvers for materials handling vehicles: A materials handling vehicle implements a steer maneuver to hug an object. A controller on the vehicle receives sensor data from at least one sensing device and detects that a selected object is in an environment proximate the vehicle using the received sensor data. The controller performs a steer maneuver... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation

20140195117 - Torque detecting device and electric power steering device: There is provided a torque detecting device for providing a highly accurate torque signal, and an electric power steering device using the torque detecting device. A torque sensor is provided with a first coil pair and a second coil pair, which detect a relative displacement between an input shaft and... Agent: Nsk Ltd.

20140195118 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device is provided with an adjusting device and a control device. The adjusting device is capable of individually adjusting a rotary phase of each wheel of a vehicle. The control device is capable of executing control to individually adjust the rotary phase of each wheel by controlling... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195123 - Vehicle turning efficiency improving apparatus: A vehicle turning efficiency improving apparatus is applicable to an automotive vehicle (20) of a type equipped with either a braking system (4L, 4R, etc.) or a driving train (6), which is capable of performing a braking force control or a driving force control separately on vehicle wheels (1L and... Agent: Ntn Corporation

20140195124 - Assembly for coupling a towing vehicle to a trailer: An assembly is described for coupling a towing vehicle to a trailer having a towing vehicle-side coupling unit and a trailer-side coupling unit. A measuring device, which records and analyzes the force acting on the towing vehicle-side coupling unit in at least one direction, is assigned to the towing vehicle-side... Agent:

20140195125 - Motor vehicle: A motor vehicle has a position detection device and a control device. The position detection device detects a piece of position information that describes the position of at least one occupant of the motor vehicle and/or of a mobile terminal, particularly a mobile telephone, that is associable or associated with... Agent: Audi Ag

20140195126 - Setup wizard for agricultural equipment: A setup wizard is executable on a controller for a tractor and configured to interact with configuration modules of each implement operable with the tractor. The implements connected to the tractor may be auto detected or manually indicated by an operator. The setup wizard generates an initial series of questions... Agent: Cnh Canada, Ltd.

20140195127 - Systems and methods for moving a pallet truck and raising a load: In some embodiments, a lift actuator is added to a pallet truck to effect initially lifting a load and a traction command effects fully raising the load while a pallet truck moves. In other embodiments, an electronic controller is programmed to effect initially lifting a load when a lift actuator... Agent:

20140195128 - Control apparatus for vehicle, vehicle and method of controlling vehicle: The object of the invention is to provide a technology of suppressing degradation of the durability performance of a battery, while improving the fuel consumption of a vehicle. A control apparatus for a vehicle, which includes an engine and a battery that is chargeable with power of the engine, includes:... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195129 - Dual clutch transmission vehicle launch control: A vehicle includes an engine, an engine control module (ECM), and a dual clutch transmission (DCT) assembly. The DCT assembly has first and second input clutches, first and second gear sets selectively connected to the engine via the respective first and second input clutches, and a transmission control module (TCM).... Agent:

20140195130 - Torque compensation method and system: A system and method of compensating for torque converter slip in a motor vehicle include measuring rotational speeds of an engine crankshaft and mainshaft, as well as measuring operating temperatures of a fluid associated with the motor vehicle. Engine output torque is adjusted as required by controlling some combination of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140195131 - Upshift control of a dry dual-clutch transmission: A vehicle includes an engine, a dry dual-clutch transmission (dDCT) having a pair of input clutches and a gearbox containing oddly- and evenly-numbered gear sets, and a transmission control module (TCM). Application of one of input clutches connects the engine to a corresponding one of the oddly- or evenly-numbered gear... Agent:

20140195132 - Monitoring apparatus and method: Embodiments of the invention provide an apparatus for monitoring one or more target objects in an environment external to a host vehicle by means of at least one sensor. The apparatus is arranged to trigger at least one action responsive to detection by means of the at least one sensor... Agent:

20140195133 - Vehicle braking force control device and method for controlling vehicle braking force: A vehicle braking force control device includes a controller that controls braking force of a wheel by controlling friction braking force generated by a friction braking device and regenerative braking force generated by regenerative braking devices and that performs anti-skid control based on a requested amount of braking force reduction... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195134 - Supercharged turbocompound hybrid engine apparatus: The present invention is relative to a engine apparatus comprising a combustion engine, a low pressure compressor connected to a high pressure turbine. The apparatus also comprises a low pressure turbine and a high pressure compressor. The engine apparatus according to the invention comprises an electrical torque converter comprising at... Agent: Fpt Motorenforschung Ag

20140195136 - Control device of internal combustion engine: The invention relates to a control device of an engine, calculating a control signal (Svb) to be supplied to a controlled object (60V) for controlling the controlled amount to a target controlled amount and when a history of a change of the controlled amount does not correspond to a predetermined... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195135 - Vehicle drive control device: A vehicle drive control device performs acceleration/deceleration running by alternately repeating acceleration running and deceleration running, wherein it compares between an efficiency of the motor at a first operation point determined by a rotation speed and a torque of a motor and an efficiency of the motor at a second... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195137 - Internal combustion engine control apparatus and internal combustion engine control method: An internal combustion engine control apparatus, which is for a vehicle which runs on power from an electric motor, derives a required power of the electric motor, derives a power that the electric motor can output by electric power supplied from the battery, derives an optimum power in the generator... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140195138 - Roadway sensing systems: A number of roadway sensing systems are described herein. An example of such is an apparatus to detect and/or track objects at a roadway with a plurality of sensors. The plurality of sensors can include a first sensor that is a radar sensor having a first field of view that... Agent: Image Sensing Systems, Inc.

20140195139 - Audio monitor and event-conflict signaling system: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for an audio monitoring and event-conflict signaling system. An embodiment operates by receiving airport audio communication originating from an airport control tower (ATCT) of an airport with one or more runways or a flight deck of an aircraft. The system... Agent: The Mitre Corporation

20140195140 - Driver display of energy consumption as a monetary rate: A computer processor is embedded in a vehicle and a display device embedded in the vehicle is communicatively coupled to the computer processor. The computer executes logic to receive a price per unit of energy that is stored in the vehicle, compute an energy consumption rate of the vehicle over... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140195141 - Driving assistance device: A driving assistance device includes a blind spot recognition unit that recognizes a blind spot of a driver; a mobile object information setting unit that sets mobile object information; a speed zone computation unit that computes a speed zone of the host vehicle; a brake avoidance condition computation unit that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140195144 - Analysis method, and analysis apparatus: An analysis method executed by a computer, the analysis method includes: detecting a plurality of staying points where one or more mobile bodies stayed in accordance with a plurality of trace data associated with trajectories of the one or more mobile bodies; comparing, in accordance with the plurality of trace... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140195142 - Determining the location of an incident affecting traffic: In a method for identifying a location of an incident, a computer receives data from a plurality of navigation devices. The computer determines a portion of a determined route between a first point and a second point of at least one navigation device of the plurality of navigation devices, wherein... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140195143 - Dynamic presentation of navigation instructions: In some implementations, a mobile device can be configured to provide navigation instructions to a user of the mobile device. The navigation instructions can be graphical, textual or audio instructions. The presentation of the navigation instructions can be dynamically adjusted based the importance of individual instructions and/or environmental conditions. For... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140195145 - Personal communication system to send and receive voice data positioning information: A location tagged data provision and display system. A personal communication device (PCD) with electromagnetic communication capability has a GPS receiver and a display. The 10 PCD requests maps and location tagged data from data providers and other for display on the PCD. The data providers respond to requests by... Agent: Silver State Intellectual Technologies, Inc.

20140195146 - Preventative traffic congestion social networking improvement system within a community: A method, system, and computer program product for transmitting traffic congestion routing data to a community of global positioning system (GPS) devices. Community routing logic of a community routing system (CRS) receives a route request containing the current location and desired destination of a GPS device. The CRS may use... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140195147 - Navigation system and method: A non-scaled, linearly compressed pictographic mapping system is provided for the visual display of information in a navigational aid. Unlike today's road maps which use a point-arc-polygon paradigm, the new mapping uses a non-scaled, linearly-compressed pictographic design that shows roads as linear pictograms. The display has a columnar layout, whereby... Agent: Calabrese Holdings L.L.C.

20140195148 - Augmented mobile platform localization: A system includes a transformation module, alignment module and aligned localization module. The transformation module is configured to receive first and second pose estimates of a mobile platform movable within an environment. The first and second pose estimates are relative to different, respective first and second digital maps of the... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140195149 - Positioning and mapping based on virtual landmarks: This disclosure is directed to positioning and mapping based on virtual landmarks. A space may include a plurality of signal sources (e.g., wireless access points (APs), cellular base stations, etc.). The space may be virtually divided into a plurality of regions, wherein each region in the space may be associated... Agent:

20140195150 - High altitude, long endurance, unmanned aircraft and methods of operation thereof: Embodiments include one or more high altitude, long endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft (110) capable of persistent station-keeping having one or more electromagnetic (IR/Visual/RF) sensor elements or suites (112, 337) for purposes of survey and/or signal gathering. Embodiments include one or more high altitude, long endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft (110) capable... Agent:

20140195151 - High fidelity horizontal position error estimation for vehicular gps/dr navigation: A method is provided for determining an Estimated Horizontal Position Error (EHPE) with respect to a navigation system onboard a telematics-equipped vehicle by utilizing a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) navigation system in combination with a dead reckoning (DR) navigation system. The method includes: receiving GNSS positioning information from the... Agent: General Motors LLC

20140195152 - Autonomous velocity sensing by time dilation: A system and method for determination of a vehicle or crafts velocity uses on-board time dilation measurements of a moving signal generator and signal generator movement measurements to determine a velocity vector of a craft or vehicle.... Agent:

20140195153 - Course-based place searching: Course-based place searching systems and methods are described. In an embodiment, a system for performing a course-based place search may include a navigation device, a processing device, and a display. The navigation device may be configured to track a location and a course of the vehicle. The processing device may... Agent: Cloudcar, Inc.

20140195154 - Systems and methods relating to ad/content targeting for map route options based on personalization and user data: The present invention provides methods and systems for incorporating user information such as a user's errands, tasks, and/or online behavior in determining a preferred route between an origin and a destination using a web map planning service. Potential advertisers can use the user information to target particular users who are... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20140195157 - Applying an indication of a likelihood of a directional transition at a junction in an encoded routability graph description to a positioning function of a mobile device: Techniques are provided for a mobile, which may be implemented in various methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture to obtain an encoded routability graph representative of feasible paths for an indoor environment, along with values indicative of likelihoods of transition at certain junctions identifiable in the encoded routability graph, and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140195155 - Content delivery system with natural language mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a content delivery system includes: determining a context for identifying a device within a geographic region; identifying a feature of a candidate route; generating a route description based on the feature with a control unit; and generating a prompt based on the context for adding,... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20140195156 - Guidance information generating device, guidance information generating method and guidance information generating program: Search criterion information, which indicates a search criterion is transmitted to a search server, destination point information on a destination point, which is a point found by the search server based on the search criterion, is obtained, a candidate point database that stores candidate point information on a candidate point... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

  
07/03/2014 > 87 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20140188304 - Optimal electric vehicle battery recommendation system: An optimal vehicle battery recommendation system includes at least one sensor to detect a manipulation of the vehicle. A driver behavior module determines a driving behavior of a driver of the vehicle. A vehicle consumption module determines battery information of an on-board battery currently connected to the vehicle, and determines... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140188307 - Signal communication system and method for a vehicle system: A communication system includes a first wireless communication device disposed onboard a vehicle system having two or more propulsion-generating vehicles that are mechanically interconnected with each other. The communication system also includes a controller configured to be disposed onboard the vehicle system and operatively connected with the first wireless communication... Agent: General Electric Company

20140188310 - Speed limiting vehicle key fob system: Provided is a preprogrammed key fob system that allows a user to limit a vehicle top speed while the given key fob is being used to operate the vehicle. The system comprises a vehicle system and a navigation system, wherein the navigation system is disposed within the key fobs and... Agent:

20140188306 - System and method for communication and control in a vehicle system: A system is provided that includes a remote communication module, a control module, and a determination module. The remote communication module is configured to be disposed onboard a remote consist of a vehicle system, and is communicatively connected to at least one additional consist of the vehicle system. The control... Agent: General Electric Company

20140188309 - System for passive entry and passive start for a motor vehicle: A system for passive entry and/or passive start for a motor vehicle is described, which includes an antenna group and an electronic control unit designed to be coupled to the vehicle, the electronic control unit for controlling the antenna group to cooperate with a portable recognition device carried by a... Agent: Trw Automotive Italia S.r.i.

20140188305 - Systems and methods for transit industry vehicle hardware-agnostic communication: Systems and methods for hardware-agnostic communication between one or more mobile data terminals and one or more vehicle logic units, where a vehicle logic unit can communicate with one or more inputs from a transit industry vehicle and create an abstraction interface capable of being processed by multiple mobile data... Agent: Trapeze Software Inc.

20140188308 - Unmanned vehicle controller with interchangeable function bridge modules: Handheld, unmanned vehicle controllers including interchangeable function bridge modules attached to the grip handles of the controllers are described herein. Interchangeable function bridge modules can include, but are not limited to, a display screen module, a pushbutton module, and a keyboard module. An operator may quickly and easily swap modules,... Agent: Mason Electric Co.

20140188311 - Electronic kit bag: The Electronic Kit Bag (EKB) is a computerized, portable pilot “kit bag” that accepts input data, manipulates said data, and outputs solutions. The EKB consists of standard and state-of-the-art computing parts and peripherals, interfaced for maximum utility. The central operating program of the device assesses the relationships of input data... Agent:

20140188312 - Methods, systems, and apparatus for layered and multi-indexed flight management interface: Methods, systems, and apparatus for tab-pane-based flight plan management interface are disclosed. The tab-pane-based flight management interface system (FMIS) is optimally Layered and Multi-Indexed (LMI) such that the management of flight management (FM) functions and associated parameters that affect the airplane's flight are easily and efficiently operable by pilots. The... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140188313 - Adaptive control method for air conditioning system of an electric car: An adaptive control method for air conditioning system of an electric car includes the steps of (1) instructing a vehicle monitoring system (VMS) to check operating parameters of the electric car; (2) instructing the VMS to send maximum power (PACe) of the air conditioning system to an air conditioning system... Agent: Westernhouse Automation (changzhou) Co., Ltd.

20140188317 - Anti-nose down torque control system and method for vehicle: An anti-nose down torque control system and method for a vehicle is provided that prevents a nose down phenomenon where, during braking of a vehicle, front parts of the vehicle rotates forward. The method includes braking, by a controller, the vehicle being driven by a motor and applying the anti-nose... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188316 - Apparatus and methods for control of a vehicle: Method for controlling a vehicle that includes a support, at least one wheel, a platform coupled to the at least one wheel, a coupling structure having a support portion coupled to the support and a platform portion coupled to the platform that allows the support portion to move or slide... Agent:

20140188321 - Construction machine: The construction machine 200 includes a diesel engine 101 controlled based on a torque command, an electric motor 102 mechanically connected to the diesel engine, an electric energy storage device 111 that supplies electric power to the electric motor, and a hydraulic pump 103. The construction machine performs work by... Agent:

20140188314 - Control method for shortening start time of electric vehicle: A control method for shortening a start time of an electric vehicle quickly removes electricity remaining in a system without adding a separate component. The control method includes comparing a DC-link voltage in an inverter for driving a driving motor with a first reference value in a state in which... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188318 - Managing inter-vehicular battery charging transactions: A computer implemented method includes receiving, from an inter-vehicular charge recipient having a recipient vehicle, a request to arrange an inter-vehicular charge and a battery charge level for the battery of the recipient vehicle. A battery charge level for a battery of the donor vehicle is received from an inter-vehicular... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140188315 - System and method of detecting fuse disconnection of dc-dc converter: A system and method that compares an input voltage value through the input terminal of the LDC with a setting voltage in an ignition on-state and an on-state of a main relay for connection of a high-voltage battery Then a verification is made whether the main relay is in the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188319 - Torque control device: A torque control device for use in a hybrid vehicle equipped with a generator driven by an internal combustion engine has a command value calculator that calculates an engine torque command value and a rotation speed command value of the generator based on a target generation power of the generator... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140188320 - Work vehicle: When the total value of demanded hydraulic power and demanded traveling power is larger than the sum of the engine power that can be output by an engine (1) and of the discharge power that can be discharged by an electrical storage device (3), the actual power of a hydraulic... Agent:

20140188322 - Driving mode changing method and apparatus of autonomous navigation vehicle: A driving mode changing method and apparatus of an autonomous navigation vehicle that allows a driver to stably operate the autonomous navigation vehicle. The autonomous navigation vehicle may be stably operated by mounting an apparatus (a touch pad, a joystick, or the like) to operate the autonomous navigation vehicle on... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188323 - Mobile robot and mobile truck: A mobile robot includes a truck capable of traveling by servo control, a robot arm mounted on the truck, and a control portion servo-controlling the traveling of the truck. The control portion is configured to set a servo gain of the servo control for the truck to a robot arm... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20140188324 - Vehicular navigation control interface: Included are systems and methods for providing a vehicular navigation control interface. Some embodiments include a navigation system and a vehicle with a vehicle control module (VCM), a navigation control module (NCM), and a navigation control interface, where the VCM receives a manual command from an operator to implement a... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation

20140188325 - Autonomous coverage robot: A mobile robot that includes a robot body having a forward drive direction, a drive system supporting the robot body above a cleaning surface for maneuvering the robot across the cleaning surface, and a robot controller in communication with the drive system. The robot also includes a bumper movably supported... Agent: Irobot Corporation

20140188326 - Method and system of determining failure of urea level sensor: A method and a system of determining failure of a urea level sensor may include: determining whether a difference between current and previous urea levels is smaller than or equal to a first predetermined level; determining, if the difference between the current and previous urea levels is smaller than or... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188327 - Method and system of determining failure of urea quality sensor: A method and a system determines failure of a urea quality sensor. The method may include: determining whether a urea temperature is higher than a predetermined temperature; determining, if the urea temperature is higher than the predetermined temperature, whether a vehicle speed is faster than a predetermined vehicle speed; determining,... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188328 - Method and device for identifying vehicles: A device for identifying a vehicle includes: an input interface receiving a first input of feature specificities of first features of a vehicle; a database device which stores a component model, an identification model, and an information unit model; a computation device ascertaining second features which make possible an unequivocal... Agent:

20140188329 - Method and system for determining the likely operating cost for a particular type of vehicle over a defined period: A method is disclosed for determining the cost of operating a vehicle over a defined period of time. The method proceeds by establishing, on a database, a schedule of anticipated future repairs for a plurality of vehicle types, the repair schedule including the cost of the repairs and the approximate... Agent: Innova Electronics, Inc.

20140188330 - Method and system for enhanced scanner user interface: A method and system for presenting vehicle information. A functional part of a vehicle is selected to be examined and information related to the selected function part is received. A vehicle model corresponding to the vehicle is retrieved. Based on the selected functional part and the vehicle model, a mode... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated

20140188331 - Mobile communication interface, system having a mobile communication interface, and method for identifying, diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing a vehicle: A method for identifying and diagnosing a vehicle includes: storing customer, vehicle, and repair shop order data of the vehicle in a work data memory device of a mobile communication interface; connecting the mobile communication interface to the vehicle and connecting a first vehicle inspection device at least to the... Agent:

20140188332 - Automated diagnostic inspection of mechanical controls: A system and method to diagnosis an actuator of a flight control system. The system and method includes interfacing a diagnostic computer to the flight control system, commanding movement of an actuator with the diagnostic computer via the flight control system, measuring performance of the actuator via the diagnostic computer,... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

20140188333 - Augmented reality implement control: The disclosed strategy and method assists in controlling a machine equipped with a work implement for performing work at a worksite. The work implement can be positioned around the worksite such that the implement is obstructed from view through an operator display device through which the worksite is visible. A... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140188335 - Adaptive experience framework for an ambient intelligent environment: A system and method for providing an adaptive experience framework for an ambient intelligent environment are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: detecting as context change in an environment causing a transition to a current temporal context; assigning, by use of is data processor, as task set from a set of... Agent: Cloudcar, Inc.

20140188334 - Automatic wheel chock system: A wheel chock system includes a hydraulic assembly coupled to a vehicle. Adjustment arms are mounted adjacent each tire, each adjustment arm having a proximal end operatively coupled to the hydraulic assembly and a distal end adjacent a road-encountering surface of a respective tire, the pair of adjustment arms being... Agent:

20140188336 - Vibration damping for a convertible vehicle: Methods and apparatus are provided for attenuating vibrations in the header of a convertible vehicle. The apparatus includes a fluid damper configured to be coupled to a header of a convertible vehicle and an accelerometer for sensing vibrations in the header and providing a signal to adjust the fluid damper... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140188337 - Electric power steering apparatus and method of controlling the same: Disclosed are an electric power steering apparatus which controls a current supplied to a motor to adjust a torque of a steering wheel, thereby solving a catching feeling generated when the steering wheel is rotated from opposite ends to a center, and a method of controlling the same.... Agent: Mando Corporation

20140188340 - Method and device for ascertaining the steering angle of a steerable machine: The present invention relates to a device and method for ascertaining the steering angle (α3) of at least one steerable wheel of a set of steerable wheels of a machine that can be directionally controlled, which machine comprises at least said set of steerable wheels and at least one set... Agent: Bomag Gmbh

20140188341 - Mobile vehicle: In a mobile vehicle 1A having a front wheel 3f and a rear wheel 3r, the steered wheel 3f can be steered by an actuator 8. A control device 15 controls the actuator 8 so as to stabilize the inclination angle φb in the roll direction of the vehicle body... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140188342 - Mobile vehicle: In a mobile vehicle 1A having a front wheel 3f and a rear wheel 3r, the steered wheel 3f can be steered by an actuator 8. A control device 15 controls the actuator 8 so as to stabilize the inclination angle φb in the roll direction of the vehicle body... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140188339 - Parking assist system and method: A parking assist system and method that includes a plurality of ultrasonic wave sensors configured to measure a distance between a host vehicle and an external object and an motor driven power steering controller configured to operate steering of the host vehicle. In addition, a controller is configured to detect... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188344 - System and method of calibrating a trailer backup assist system: A system and a method are provided for calibrating a backup assist system for a trailer attached to a vehicle. The method includes driving the vehicle forward substantially straight above a threshold speed, sensing a yaw rate of the vehicle, and sensing a measured hitch angle of the trailer. A... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140188343 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system which can ensure high reliability, real-time processing, and expandability with a simplified ECU configuration and a low cost by backing up an error through coordination in the entire system without increasing a degree of redundancy of individual controllers beyond the least necessary level. The vehicle control... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140188338 - Vehicle steerable by movement of center of gravity: A vehicle steerable by movement of the center of gravity has an auxiliary wheel. A left drive wheel is driven by a left rotary driver. A right drive wheel is driven by a right rotary driver. A gravity center position calculator calculates a position of the center of gravity of... Agent: Kubota Corporation

20140188346 - System and method for determining a hitch angle offset: A system and a method are provided for estimating an actual hitch angle between a vehicle and a trailer. A hitch sensor on the vehicle continuously senses a measured hitch angle and a steering sensor continuously senses a steering angle of steered wheels of the vehicle. A controller determines an... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140188345 - Vehicle driving assistance device: In a vehicle driving assistance device, a steering controlling unit estimates lane lines behind a subject vehicle based on lane lines recognized ahead of the subject vehicle and a running state of the subject vehicle, determines whether or not there is a passing vehicle on an adjacent lane based on... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140188347 - Smart supplemental restraint and occupant classification system: A vehicle occupant detection means and weight responsive classification system operable for controlling a resistance of a supplemental restraint device, such that in an accident, an occupant of the vehicle impacts the supplemental restraint device without injury. The supplemental restraint device comprises advanced restraint system for a vehicle in association... Agent:

20140188348 - Method and system for detecting proximity of an end device to a vehicle based on signal strength information received over a bluetooth low energy (ble) advertising channel: A passive entry passive start (PEPS) system is provided for performing at least one PEPS function with respect to a vehicle as an end device (e.g., smart phone or key fob, etc.) approaches the vehicle and comes within range for authorization. The vehicle includes a plurality of sensors and a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140188349 - Method for operating a flap arrangement of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for operating a flap arrangement of a motor vehicle, wherein the flap arrangement has a flap wing and a control arrangement, wherein a flap drive which is assigned to the flap wing and by which the flap wing can be adjusted between a closed... Agent: Brose Fahrzeugteile Gmbh & Co. Kg, Hallstadt

20140188350 - Vehicle control system and method: The present invention provides a vehicle control system (110) and method operable to control at least one vehicle subsystem (120, 130, 140, 150, 160) to operate in a selected one of a plurality of subsystem configuration modes. The control system is operable in a plurality of driving modes in each... Agent: Jaguar Land Rover Limited

20140188351 - Controlling a digging operation of an industrial machine: Controlling a digging operation of an industrial machine that includes a dipper, a crowd motor drive, and a controller. The crowd motor drive is configured to provide one or more control signals to a crowd motor, and the crowd motor is operable to provide a force to the dipper to... Agent: Harnischfeger Technologies, Inc.

20140188352 - System and method for monitoring an estimated wheel speed of a vehicle using a transmission output shaft sensor: Methods and systems are described for monitoring a determined wheel speed of a wheel. A three wheel speed values—each indicative of a measured wheel speed of a different wheel—are each received from a different wheel speed sensor. An estimated wheel speed value for a fourth wheel is determined based on... Agent:

20140188354 - Method of using feedforward compensation based on pressure feedback for controlling swash plate angle in a hydrostatic power unit of a continuously variable transmission: A swash plate angle for a hydrostatic power unit of a continuously variable hydromechanical transmission is determined using a feedforward compensation term, to reduce reliance on closed loop control. The feedforward term is based on knowledge of the hydrostatic power unit determined as a function of knowledge of certain parameters,... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140188353 - Rotary power transmission joint with an integrated wireless sensor: An assembly for acquiring operational data from a machine including a power generating device and a rotating component interconnected with the power generating device for transmitting power from the power generating device. The assembly comprises a sensor assembly for being interconnected with the rotating component for sensing the operational data... Agent:

20140188355 - System for selecting a transmission economy-based shift schedule: The present invention provides a method of selecting an economy mode shift schedule for a transmission coupled to a motor vehicle. The method includes calculating vehicle acceleration and determining a change in accelerator pedal position. Also, a net tractive effort force of the vehicle is determined for a current gear... Agent:

20140188356 - Vehicle and control method for vehicle: A vehicle includes a shift sensor and an ECU that switches a shift range based on a combination of shift signals received from the shift sensor. The ECU includes a determining unit and a switching unit. The determining unit determines, based on how a shift signal pattern has changed (the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140188358 - Clutch assembly for electric 4-wheel drive system and method of controlling the same: A clutch assembly is provided for an electric 4-wheel drive system. The clutch assembly selectively blocks power delivered from a drive element of a motor to a driven element of a rear wheel and includes a one-way clutch movably installed between the drive element and the driven element, a fork... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188357 - Method of predicting transfer torque of dry clutch in vehicle: A method predicts transfer torque of a dry clutch in a vehicle, in which a characteristic of transfer torque of the dry clutch caused by a stroke of a clutch actuator is accurately detected in a process of detecting a characteristic of a transmission when the vehicle is finished in... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188362 - Brake system: A disk brake is configured as a brake apparatus provided with an electric parking brake function capable of holding braking of a vehicle by driving an electric actuator. A parking brake control apparatus, which controls the electric actuator, actuates the electric actuator so as to release holding of the braking... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140188359 - Electric brake assist system for vehicle use: An electric brake assist system is adapted for use with a vehicle, and includes a vacuum pump unit including an electric vacuum pump connected to the vacuum tube unit, an electric pressure sensing unit for detecting a vacuum degree in a vacuum tube unit of the vehicle, and an electric... Agent: Automotive Research & Testing Center

20140188360 - Lateral control apparatus of vehicle and control method of the same: The present invention provides a lateral control apparatus including: an offset measuring unit that measures current lateral offsets of at least two other vehicles at a current time based on a center of a driving lane; a preview offset calculating unit that predicts a lateral offset of the other vehicle... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20140188363 - Method and control device fort open-loop or closed-loop control of a vehicle brake system: A method for carrying out closed-loop or open-loop control of a vehicle brake system includes, when a braking request signal is present, setting brake pressures at brakes on axles and/or wheels of the vehicle by distributing brake pressure. Before braking is initiated on the basis of current, received or detected... Agent: Wabco Gmbh

20140188361 - Motor driven brake system: A motor driven brake system including a parking brake, in particular, a motor driven parking brake system in which a parking brake is implemented using a compact motor and a plurality of disks and friction pads mutually fractionized or released by the compact motor, so that it is possible to... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188364 - Safety braking apparatus for automated vehicle: Provided is a safety braking apparatus applied to an automated vehicle. The safety braking apparatus is for preventing minor collisions by sensing other vehicles or objects when the automated vehicle moves at a low speed when a driver does not step on an acceleration pedal. The safety braking apparatus includes... Agent:

20140188365 - Driving assistance device: A speed zone computation unit that computes a speed zone of a host vehicle; a target speed computation unit that computes a target speed of the host vehicle based on a speed zone; a driving assistance starting point computation unit that computes a driving assistance starting point determined by a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140188366 - Apparatus and method for providing a crash prevention control functionality for a vehicle: An apparatus for providing crash prevention control functionality to a vehicle includes: a dangerous situation determining unit determining whether a dangerous situation is developing with respect to a side approaching vehicle based on information relating to the vehicle approaching from a side direction; a lane keeping assist system (LKAS) control... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140188367 - Displaying information associated with an electric vehicle: A system and method for displaying information associated with an electric vehicle via an application located remotely from the electric vehicle is described. In some examples, the system transmit a request to a computing device of an electric vehicle, receives status information about one or more components of the electric... Agent: Recargo, Inc.

20140188369 - Control apparatus of an ignition spark plug and engine electronic ignition system having open secondary protection: A control apparatus of an engine ignition spark plug includes a switch having a control terminal and an output terminal connected to an external transformer. The switch assumes a closed state for supplying energy to the transformer, and an open state for the transformer to supply energy to the spark... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.i.

20140188368 - System for controlling an after-treatment system (ats) temperature of a combustion engine: System for controlling an after-treatment system (ATS) temperature of a combustion engine, comprising means for carrying out an after-treatment warm up procedure, the system providing the interruption/inhibition of such warm-up means after a time period from the warm up procedure starting.... Agent: Fpt Motorenforschung Ag

20140188371 - Control device for internal combustion engine: An ECU executes a program including the steps of: when an aging completion flag is ON, determining that a predetermine value serves as an abnormality determination threshold value; when the aging completion flag is OFF, determining the abnormality determination threshold value depending on to what extent aging has progressed; and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140188370 - Engine idle speed and turbocharger speed control: Various methods are described for controlling engine operation for an engine having a turbocharger and direction injection. One example method includes performing at least a first and second injection during a cylinder cycle, the first injection generating a lean combustion and the second injection injected after combustion such that it... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140188372 - Dual fuel common rail system and method of transitioning from diesel only to dual fuel method of operation: A dual fuel common rail system may be operated in a regular mode in which a relatively large charge of gaseous fuel is ignited by compression igniting a relatively small injection quantity of liquid diesel fuel. The dual fuel system may be operated in a single fuel limp home mode... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140188373 - Engine control device of work machine and engine control method therefor: It is determined that assisting is required when a deviation of a target matching engine speed and a current engine speed is equal to or more than a predetermined value, and for a predetermined period of time since the time point at which it is determined that assisting is required,... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140188374 - Method and system for pre-ignition control: Methods are provided for controlling an engine in response to a pre-ignition event. A pre-ignition threshold and a pre-ignition mitigating action are adjusted based on a rate of change of cylinder aircharge. As a result, pre-ignition events occurring during transient engine operating conditions are detected and addressed different from pre-ignition... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140188375 - System and method for asynchronously controlling a vehicle system: A method includes identifying power outputs to be provided by propulsion-generating vehicles of a vehicle system for different locations along a route and calculating handling parameters of the vehicle system at the locations along the route. The handling parameters are representative of at least one of coupler forces, coupler energies,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140188376 - Management center module for advanced lane management assist for automated vehicles and conventionally driven vehicles: The automated lane management assist method, data structure and system receive unprocessed lane-specific limited-access highway information, including lane use and speed limits, from freeway transportation management centers or traffic management centers, process and convert the unprocessed information to a form that assists in the selection of driving lanes and target... Agent:

20140188377 - Methods and systems for determining fleet trajectories to satisfy a sequence of coverage requirements: Methods and systems for determining trajectories for vehicles of a fleet of vehicles are provided. In one example, a method comprises receiving an initial location of one or more vehicles, and receiving a sequence of coverage requirements for a region and an associated period of time. The region may be... Agent:

20140188378 - Method and apparatus for dynamic aircraft trajectory management: Disclosed are algorithms and agent-based structures for a system and technique for analyzing and managing the airspace. The technique includes managing bulk properties of large numbers of heterogeneous multidimensional aircraft trajectories in an airspace, for the purpose of maintaining or increasing system safety, and to identify possible phase transition structures... Agent:

20140188379 - Fuel saving-aimed motor vehicle driving style evaluation: A driving style evaluation system (1) for a motor vehicle (2), configured to compute a Driving Style Evaluation Index (DSEI) based on the following summary index: Fuel Economy Index (FED, which is indicative of the driving style of the motor vehicle driver from the fuel saving perspective, and is computed... Agent:

20140188380 - Navigation system with state generation mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: determining a travel context based on a route condition for providing a navigation guidance; generating a state node having a state content with a control unit based on the travel context; and generating a guidance process based on the state node... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20140188381 - Semiconductor device, electrical device, and method of controlling power source: A semiconductor device includes an atmospheric pressure value obtaining unit configured to obtain an atmospheric pressure value from an atmospheric pressure sensor; and a control unit configured to detect a variance state of the atmospheric pressure value obtained with the atmospheric pressure value obtaining unit. The control unit is further... Agent: Lapis Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

20140188382 - Vehicle route planning method and apparatus: A vehicle route planning method and apparatus include: acquiring a current location, a destination location, and an amount of remaining energy of a vehicle; if energy needs to be supplemented for the vehicle to travel from the current location to the destination location, determining backup energy stations for supplementing energy;... Agent: Nec (china) Co., Ltd.

20140188383 - Data mining in a digital map database to identify decreasing radius of curvature along roads and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle: Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle, in particular, a curved portion of a road where the curvature increases between adjacent curved sections. A database that represents the road network is... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140188384 - Telemetrics based location and tracking: A population activity mapping method may include detecting a plurality of wireless mobile devices within a geographic region. Individual wireless mobile devices may include a processor, a user interface, a transmitter and a receiver. The detecting operation may be performed by use of a wireless access point, a GPS satellite,... Agent: Empire Technology Development, LLC

20140188385 - 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.

20140188386 - Map distribution server for automotive navigation systems, map data distribution system, and road difference data production method: Automotive navigation map data has a multilevel structure in which links have a relationship of association with one another among the minutest level and upper levels that are different from the minutest level in scale. A lowermost-level translation unit uses as original data items old and new RDB-form map data... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140188389 - Ami visual routing: The present invention includes a method for sequencing a meter route. The method may include a step for adding routes or premises to a map. This step may be implemented as a user initiated action with the operator creating a new route based on preexisting routes as a starting point.... Agent: Florida Power & Light Company

20140188390 - Method and apparatus for generating route exceptions: An approach for providing mapping information and route information based on exception information received from various users travelling within a common area is described. A navigation system processes travel information associated with one or more devices for comparison against predetermined route information. The navigation system also determines one or more... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140188387 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for retrieving views extending a user's line of sight: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for retrieving views extending a user's line of sight. A method includes determining a line of sight based at least in part on a user's location and orientation. The line of sight defines a first portion of a map representing information... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140188388 - System and method for vehicle navigation with multiple abstraction layers: Systems and methods for vehicle navigation with multiple abstraction layers are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: receiving data sets from a plurality of sources; generating, by use of a data processor, a routing overlay based on a routing to a selected destination; generating, by use of the data processor and... Agent: Cloudcar, Inc.

  
06/26/2014 > 94 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories.

20140180495 - Determining real-time delay of transport: A delay of a scheduled transport which runs along a route according to a timetable is determined The route comprises at least one leg. Determining the delay is based on a detailed reference schedule indicating arbitrary time-stamped reference positions of a transport that is on time. A request is received... Agent: Amadeus S.a.s.

20140180497 - Road surface shape estimating device: A road surface shape estimating device includes a target detecting unit, a coordinate calculating unit and an estimating unit. The target detecting unit detects a known target from a captured image capturing an area ahead of a vehicle. The known target is a target of which a size and positional... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140180496 - System and method of detecting drowsy driving: A system and method of detecting drowsy driving that include a controller configured to calculate basic characteristics based on steering torque information and lateral displacement information for every first time and basic thresholds based on the basic characteristics for a second time. In addition, the controller calculates a current characteristic... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140180500 - Apparatus, system, and method for detecting the presence of an intoxicated driver and controlling the operation of a vehicle: In various embodiments, apparatus, systems, and methods for detecting an intoxicated driver of a vehicle and preventing operation of the vehicle are presented. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises an air intake configured to intake an air sample from a predetermined detection zone. The predetermined detection zone is defined as... Agent:

20140180501 - Control system and method for automated vehicle fleet: A control system and method of a fleet of automated vehicles moving through a road network, which comprises some stationery and mobile control devices, of which some are fully independent of the mechanisms and technologies implemented in the vehicles, and some media to establish communication between the control devices by... Agent: Modutram Mexico, S.a. De D.v.

20140180498 - Method and system for recognizing smart key: Disclosed herein is a method for recognizing a smart key. The method includes determining, by a controller, a predicted location, when a noise signal corresponding to a communication frequency area between a vehicle and the smart key is configured to be generated, using GPS information. The method further includes attempting... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140180499 - Methods and systems for data communications: A communication system includes a first wireless communication device disposed onboard a vehicle system having two or more propulsion-generating vehicles that are mechanically interconnected with each other. The communication system also includes a controller configured to be disposed onboard the vehicle system and operatively connected with the first wireless communication... Agent: General Electric Company

20140180504 - Aircraft control system with merged links: The invention relates to an aircraft control system, situated in the avionics bay, including a computer, a remote equipment, such as an actuator of control surfaces, and an AFDX network. The computer includes a first module and a second module, respectively connected to a corresponding first module and a second... Agent:

20140180507 - Hybrid architecture for an aircraft system: A method of configuring an aircraft management system comprising the following steps, implemented by a configuration module integrated into the avionic system of the aircraft cockpit: obtaining at least one item of computation data for computing at least one configuration parameter of the management system, sending, to a computation module... Agent:

20140180505 - Method of managing the braking of an aircraft: m

20140180506 - Method of managing the braking of an aircraft: A method of managing the braking of an aircraft, the aircraft having a plurality of wheels R1, . . . , R12, each fitted with a brake F1, . . . , F12 adapted to generate a braking force in response to brake pedals 5 being depressed. The management method... Agent: Messier-bugatti-dowty

20140180502 - Situation aftermath management system and method: A system and method for assisting flight crew recovery in the aftermath of an unexpected event is provided. A processor is used to detect that an unexpected event has occurred in an aircraft and, in response to detecting that the unexpected event has occurred, state data are stored in memory.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140180503 - System for providing independent and dissimilar flight parameter estimates of an aircraft and associated aircraft: The invention relates to a system for estimating flight parameters of an aircraft, having a plurality of static pressure ports and a plurality of measuring probes, each measuring probe having an aerial portion and an electronic device configured to estimate the flight parameters. A first and second measuring probe have... Agent: Thales

20140180508 - Aircraft with a cockpit including a viewing surface for piloting which is at least partially virtual: The invention concerns an aircraft including a cockpit comprising a viewing surface for piloting giving at least one pilot a view of an outside scene comprising the environment of the aircraft extending forward of the aircraft. At least part of said viewing surface for piloting is free of any glazed... Agent: Airbus Sas

20140180509 - Method of removing suspected section of track background: A method of removing a suspected section from a record includes obtaining an estimated distance between a communicating vehicle and a block boundary of a first block and a second block of a track. The suspected section is defined as a section of the first block between a communicating vehicle... Agent: Thales Canada, Inc.

20140180510 - Method and system for timetable optimization utilizing energy consumption factors: Systems and methods for synchronizing two or more vehicles operating on an electric transportation line to optimize energy consumption. A controller is provided having a computer memory component storing a set of computer-executable instructions, a list of braking intervals, and a list of acceleration intervals for the vehicles. The controller... Agent: General Electric Company

20140180519 - Apparatus and method for controlling vehicle: A vehicle incorporates an engine to which an engine-related component is attached, a battery charged with electric power supplied from an external power supply, and an electric motor as a driving source to which electric power is supplied from the battery. An ECU causes at least one of the engine-related... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180521 - Control device for hybrid vehicle: A control device for a hybrid vehicle has an engine, a motor configured to output a driving force of the vehicle and performing a startup of the engine, a first engagement element interposed between the engine and the motor that selectively connects and releases the engine and the motor, a... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140180514 - Data transmission method for a battery management system: A method for compressing measurement data which is transmitted from sensor control units via a data bus to a primary control unit of a battery management system for vehicles, includes transmitting a rate of change/slope of the measurement data to the primary control unit at a start of measurements. The... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140180520 - Electric vehicle and method of controlling the same: An electric vehicle which travels by driving actuators includes: a monitor unit which monitors external environment or internal environment of the electric vehicle; an alarm unit which outputs, based on monitoring information obtained by the monitoring unit, a vibration velocity signal indicating velocity which changes in a cycle; a travel... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140180517 - Hybrid vehicle and control method therefor: A hybrid vehicle includes a controller that executes control such that a second motor is regeneratively driven within the range of input and output limits of a high-voltage battery that exchanges electric power with the second motor that outputs power for traveling without running an engine using a first motor... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180522 - Hybrid vehicle control device: A control device of a hybrid vehicle has an engine and an electric motor used as a drive source and an electric storage device supplying electric energy to the electric motor, the control device of a hybrid vehicle selectively performing electric motor running using the electric motor as the drive... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180512 - Location-based vehicle powertrain regulation system: A vehicle control system to control operation of a vehicle includes a powertrain system operable according to a plurality of operating modes that drive the vehicle. A sensor is mounted to the vehicle to detect a quality of air surrounding the vehicle. A vehicle control module is configured to select... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140180513 - Location-based vehicle powertrain regulation system: A vehicle control system to control operation of a vehicle includes a powertrain system operable according to a plurality of operating modes that drive the vehicle. A sensor is mounted to the vehicle to detect a quality of air surrounding the vehicle. A vehicle control module is configured to select... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140180518 - Regenerative brake control device: A regenerative brake control device for an electric-powered vehicle includes a first regenerative braking force setting unit that is operated by a predetermined number of times so as to change a setting of the regenerative brake control device from a normal regeneration level to a predetermined regeneration level, and a... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180511 - System and method for controlling a vehicle system: A method for controlling a vehicle system includes determining when the vehicle system approaches an airflow restricted area and distributing a total power output of the vehicle system among first and second vehicles of the vehicle system. The total power output is distributed by directing the first vehicle to decrease... Agent: General Electric Company

20140180515 - Traveling mode switching controller of hybrid electric vehicle: A traveling mode switching controller of a hybrid electric vehicle has a state-of-charge detection unit; a driver request output detection unit; a correction unit; and a switching control unit for controlling a switch from a first traveling mode to a second traveling mode when a vehicle request output exceeds an... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180516 - Traveling mode switching controller of hybrid electric vehicle: A traveling mode switching controller of a hybrid electric vehicle has a velocity detection unit, a state-of-charge detection unit, and a switching control unit for selectively switching among first to third traveling modes. In the first traveling mode, an engine is deactivated and a drive motor is activated to actuate... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180525 - Cleaning robot: A cleaning robot (1) is provided with: a main body housing (2) that moves along a floor in a self-propelled manner with a suction port (6) and an exhaust port (7) open; a motor fan (22) positioned inside the main body housing (2); a dust collection part (30) driven by... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180523 - Driver assistance system and method for authorizing an autonomous or piloted garage parking: A driver assistance system for authorizing an autonomous, piloted parking of a vehicle into and out of a target standing surface includes a sensor system detecting measuring values during at least one drive of the vehicle from a first position in a vicinity and outside of the target standing surface... Agent: Audi Ag

20140180524 - Locomotion of amorphous surface robots: An amorphous robot includes a compartmented bladder containing fluid, a valve assembly, and an outer layer encapsulating the bladder and valve assembly. The valve assembly draws fluid from a compartment(s) and discharges the drawn fluid into a designated compartment to displace the designated compartment with respect to the surface. Another... Agent: U.s.a. As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

20140180526 - Autonomous navigation through obstacles: A system and method for navigating a mobile automated system through obstacles is disclosed. The system includes a communication module, an estimation module, a density module, a vector module, a navigating module and a command module. The communication module receives image sensor data from one or more sensors. The estimation... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180527 - Tire position determination system: A travelling state determination unit of a tire pressure detector determines a travelling state of a vehicle based on a gravitational component force detected by an acceleration sensor. An operation mode switching unit of the tire pressure detector switches the operation mode of the tire pressure detector from a pressure... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho

20140180528 - Faulty cart wheel detection: A system and method of identifying carts exhibiting tendencies that are indicative of damaged or defective wheels. A shopping cart may be identified and tracked visually through one or more surveillance cameras. By comparing the cart's tracked movement to known symptomatic movement patterns, the system may identify defective or damaged... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

20140180529 - System and method for detecting vehicle crash: A device is provided for use with a vehicle. The device includes a mode-determining component, a first detecting component and a second detecting component. The mode-determining component can generate an in-vehicle signal. The first detecting component can detect a first parameter and can generate a first detector signal based on... Agent:

20140180530 - System for detecting run over accident: A system for detecting a run-over accident has sensors and a controller. The sensors provide collision detectors which is arranged on at least one of front and rear of a vehicle. The controller provides a collision determining module which determines an existence of a collision based on a detection result... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140180532 - Apparatus, methods and systems for testing connected services in a vehicle: Various embodiments include tools and methods for diagnosing connected services in a vehicle. Communication with a vehicle computing system in a vehicle may be established. A diagnostic connection to a diagnostics server may also be established. Vehicle information and diagnostic data from one or more connected services may be received... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140180531 - Docked/undocked vehicle communication interface module: A diagnostic system that includes a vehicle communication interface (VCI) and a diagnostic tool is provided. When the VCI and the diagnostic tool are coupled together through a wired connection, the VCI and the diagnostic tool can communicate with each other and provide power, as needed, to each other. The... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC

20140180533 - Motor vehicle reverse counter and display device: An apparatus for reducing accidents and/or insurance rates for motor vehicles may include a connection device for connecting to a reverse gear signal corresponding to a backup light, and a recording device for monitoring the reverse gear signal provided by the connection device. The recording device may also record reverse... Agent:

20140180535 - Method for monitoring the function of a parking brake in a vehicle: In a method for monitoring the function of the parking brake in a vehicle, the movement state of the vehicle is monitored after the parking brake has been operated and a warning signal is generated in the case of a vehicle movement.... Agent:

20140180534 - Tire tread temperature sensor and diagnostics for in-vehicle display: A tire tread temperature sensing and display apparatus, system and method are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a temperature sensor, a controller and a display. The sensor is configured to be mounted to a vehicle and to sense tire tread temperature. The controller is configured to receive and process temperature measurements... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140180538 - Electronic stability control system indicator: An electronic stability control indication system including a bar-graph-type display, a processor, and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, control the operation of the electronic stability control indication system. The system receives a first signal from a yaw rate sensor indicative of an actual... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140180537 - Moving control console: A moving control console having a touchscreen, a motor connected to the digital display unit and a housing in which the digital display unit is movable in different stages. The user interface graphics animations on the digital display are matched to the movement of the digital display.... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140180540 - Power device: A power device possesses a built-in fuse function and can continue to normally operate after a short circuit failure. The power device includes a plurality of output cells, a plurality of bonding wires provided corresponding to the output cells, and a control terminal driving circuit. Each of the output cells... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation

20140180536 - Vehicle display systems with visual warning management: A vehicle diagnostic and display system includes a vehicle diagnostic system including one or more sensors and a diagnostic processor that receives a signal from the one or more sensors indicative of a vehicle condition and determines if a warning condition is present based on the signal. A vehicle display... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140180539 - Virtual sensor network system and method for convergence of heterogeneous sensors: A virtual sensor network system is provided that includes a virtual sensor node that stores sensor data collected from a sensor mounted within a vehicle in time synchronization therewith and provides the stored sensor data in time synchronization therewith, in addition, a master node performs a control on the virtual... Agent: Kia Motors Corporation

20140180544 - Electric power steering system: When a steering speed reaches a steering speed determination threshold, a steering speed gain is set to “0”. As a result, a final basic assist controlled variable becomes “0”, and application of an assist force to a steering system is stopped. Therefore, repetition of so-called reverse assist that is a... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140180541 - Steering device having tilting and telescopic function: A steering device having a tilting function and a telescopic function that includes a steering handle that is manipulated by a driver to adjust a running direction of a vehicle. A sensing unit is formed in one region of the steering handle and is configured to sense a contact of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140180542 - Straight tracking control system for a machine with a dual path electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission: The straight tracking control system can use a control method to achieve a desired straight motion of a machine with a dual path electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission. In the control method, the first drive system, e.g., the left or right drive system, pump solenoid current can be modified based on... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140180543 - Vehicle control device: In a vehicle control device, a basic steering amount calculation section calculates a basic steering amount to drive an own vehicle on a basic route along a driving lave. A posture detection section detects a vehicle posture state indicated by a lateral position and an angle of yaw. An offset... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140180545 - Steering apparatus for hev and method of controlling the same: A steering apparatus for a HEV which assists in providing power steering regardless whether an engine is being operated, and a method of controlling the same. More specifically, one or more detectors detect a vehicle speed, a steering angle, and an engine RPM, and a pump is controlled according to... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140180546 - Method for controlling operation of side step for vehicle: Disclosed herein is a technique for controlling a side step operation for a vehicle. The technique includes detecting, by a controller, whether an obstacle is present in a space where left and right side steps are configured to be released, before ejecting release operation thereof is performed. The technique additionally... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140180549 - Automated machine for selective in situ manipulation of plants: Disclosed herein are systems for identifying a plant in a field with pixel-level precision and taking an action on the identified plant, also with pixel level precision. The disclosed systems can include multiple implements, enabling the performance of multiple tasks on an identified plant or associated area of soil. Methods... Agent: The Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona

20140180550 - Load control for a machine with a dual path electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission: A method of managing engine load by adjusting the pump and motor displacements of a dual path electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission utilizes the difference between the reference and actual engine speeds, the temperature of the working fluid for the dual path electronically controlled hydrostatic transmission, the engine governor droop value,... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140180547 - System and method for estimating material characteristics: A system for determining material characteristics of a material of a work surface includes a position sensor and a controller. The controller stores a first estimate of the material characteristics and utilizes a planning system to determine an expected profile. The expected profile is based at least in part upon... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140180548 - System and method for optimizing a cut location: A system for determining a cut location at a work surface includes a position sensor and a controller. The controller stores a desired operating parameter and a final design plane of the work surface and determines an actual profile of the work surface. The controller determines a plurality of target... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140180551 - Wheel loader and method for controlling a wheel loader: A tractive force control part of a wheel loader is configured to perform a tractive force control to reduce a maximum tractive force. The tractive force control part is further configured to reduce the maximum tractive force when determination conditions including, while a working implement is performing excavation operation, that... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20140180553 - Method and ebs control unit for controlling brake-application energy of a vehicle combination: In a method for controlling the brake-application energy of a vehicle combination having a tractor vehicle equipped with an electronically controlled brake system, at least one front axle and a rear axle, and a trailer vehicle having at least one trailer axle, the functional capability of the electronically controlled brake... Agent:

20140180554 - Vehicle motion control apparatus and vehicle motion control system: In order to propose a vehicle motion control apparatus providing a good operability for a driver and capable of reducing a pedal operation, motional state information acquiring means configured to acquire longitudinal acceleration, lateral acceleration, and a vehicle speed generated in a vehicle; pedal operating amount acquiring means configured to... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140180552 - Vehicular brake hydraulic pressure control apparatus: Pitching is reduced even when strong braking operation is performed during low speed running. A vehicular brake hydraulic pressure control apparatus includes control section that performs pitching reducing control for reducing occurrence of pitching by controlling each control valve unit to switch brake hydraulic pressure between pressure increasing state, pressure... Agent: Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.

20140180555 - Method for brake control of a vehicle combination and brake control unit for a tractor vehicle: In a method for controlling the brakes of a vehicle combination having a tractor equipped with an electronically controlled brake system, at least one front axle and one rear axle, and a trailer having at least one trailer axle, in the event of a brake actuation, a deceleration setpoint value... Agent:

20140180557 - Method and apparatus for 3-d accelerometer based slope determination, real-time vehicle mass determination, and vehicle efficiency analysis: Three dimensional accelerometer data is used to determine a slope the vehicle is traveling over at a specific point in time. The slope data can then be combined with other metrics to provide an accurate, slope corrected vehicle mass. The vehicle mass can then be used along with other vehicle... Agent: Zonar Systems, Inc.

20140180556 - Metrics-based transport vehicle fleet safety: Vehicle operations data is received from a plurality of data capturing devices installed at a plurality of transport vehicles. The vehicle operations data is representative of sensor output captured by the data capturing devices. Data sets are processed to obtain different vehicle safety metrics defined by the different types of... Agent: Fleetmetrica Inc.

20140180559 - Engine control system and method based on fuel quality: An engine control system and method includes sensing the quality of fuel in the engine relative to emissions, by for example sensing the level of an emission related constituent, such as sulfur. A fuel quality sensor detects a fuel quality of a fuel such as the sulfur level in the... Agent:

20140180558 - Vehicle and control method for the vehicle: A vehicle includes an internal combustion engine that generates power for rotating drive wheels, a differential mechanism that is provided between the engine and the drive wheels, and has at least three rotary elements including a first rotary element coupled to the engine, and a second rotary element coupled to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180560 - Carburetion control system: System for controlling the carburetion of an internal combustion engine comprising the following activities: a) starting the engine; b) determining the factor λo using any known method; c)measuring the ionization current cio; d) modifying—from outside—the factor λ by a predefined amount equivalent to Δλ bringing it to the value λ1=λo+Δλ;... Agent: Emak S.p.a.

20140180561 - Method for controlling fuel injection for a dual fuel engine: A fuel injection system including injectors for two different fuels is disclosed. In one example, fuel injection is adjusted to compensate for changes in engine intake air amount. Combustion stability during transient conditions may be improved.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140180562 - Method for recognising the type of fuel actually used in an internal combustion engine: A method for recognising the type of fuel actually used in an internal combustion engine; the recognition method includes the steps of: sensing the intensity of the vibrations generated by the internal combustion engine within a measurement time window; determining the value of at least one synthetic index by processing... Agent:

20140180563 - System and method for smartphone communication during vehicle mode: A device is provided tor use with a vehicle and with a communication device. The communication device can transmit a first vehicle mode signal and a subsequent signal. The device includes a processing component, an indicator component, a transmitting component and a receiving component. The processing component can operate in... Agent:

20140180564 - System and method for brake coaching: A system and method of providing feedback to an operator of a vehicle is presented. A release of an accelerator pedal of the vehicle is detected and a distance traveled by the vehicle between the time the release of the accelerator pedal is detected and the vehicle reaches a stop... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140180565 - Vehicle control apparatus: According to a vehicle control apparatus of the invention, at a point in time when a driving mode switching part switches driving modes from any driving mode to another driving mode, a reference energy consumption amount calculation part multiplies a reference energy consumption amount by a driving mode switching coefficient... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140180566 - Complex event processing for moving objects: Described herein is a technology for facilitating complex event processing for moving objects. In some implementations, data associated with moving objects is received from multiple data sources. One or more constraints associated with an event-of-interest are determined. The event-of-interest that satisfies the one or more constraints is detected based on... Agent: Sap Ag

20140180568 - Drive assist apparatus: A drive assist apparatus includes: a dead zone recognition unit that recognizes a dead zone not visible to a driver in an advancement direction of a host vehicle; a moving body information setting unit that sets, as information relating to a moving body that may jump out from the dead... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140180567 - Vehicle with distance monitoring device: A vehicle has a distance monitoring device, which can be switched between a first operating mode for detecting the distance to an obstacle located in travelling direction and a second operating mode for measuring a distance transversely to the travelling direction to an obstacle and outputting a signal in real... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140180569 - Driving route generation device: A selection track setting section in a driving route generation device determines as a selected track a track of a preceding vehicle when a detection section and a track generation section detects a track of the preceding vehicle which is running on the same driving lane of a host vehicle.... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140180570 - Transit routing system for public transportation trip planning: A public transit travel planning system and methodology that uses an extensive pre-processing approach of transit information prior to query time on order to determine optimal public transit routes for journeys. At query time, since the transit information has already been processed by the system, very little computation is needed... Agent: Google Inc.

20140180571 - Obtaining and displaying virtual earth images: Provided is a single repository for capturing, connecting, sharing, and visualizing information based on a geographic location, for example. Provided is a schema, repository, index, and APIs for any information, place, entity, attribute, service or person that can be referenced geographically. A system to provide real time image data includes... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140180572 - Tracking a mobile device: Embodiments for determining a route a consumer takes while traversing a retail store are disclosed. The embodiments include determining a store location of a retail store and a map corresponding to the layout of the retail store, receiving waypoint data including a plurality of positions within the map corresponding timestamps,... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

20140180573 - System and method for controlling braking of a train: A method of controlling braking of a train that includes obtaining in an on-board computer of the train a brake propagation delay time (Td), a brake build-up time (T) and a maximum brake rate (αmax) for the train, and controlling braking of the train in the on-board computer by generating... Agent: Ansaldo Sts Usa, Inc.

20140180574 - Electronic device and method for updating rendezvous location of communication devices: In a method for updating a rendezvous location of communication devices using an electronic device, the electronic device connects to a host device through a wireless network. The electronic device includes a global positioning system (GPS), a displacement sensor, and a display screen. The electronic device sends basic information of... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140180576 - Estimation of time of arrival based upon ambient identifiable wireless signal sources encountered along a route: Described herein are technologies related to estimating a route being traveled by a mobile device based upon detection of an array of ambient identifiable wireless signal (IWS) sources while the device is traveling. More particularly, technologies disclosed herein predict estimated-time-of-arrival (ETA). This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it... Agent:

20140180575 - Transmission of wireless messages of current vehicle location and estimated arrival time to requestors: A wireless communication device disposed on a moving vehicle. The wireless communication device further includes a geographic location determination processor for determining a geographic location on a city map. The wireless communication device further receives a vehicle location and arrival schedule request for sending a message to a passenger waiting... Agent:

20140180577 - Method and system for navigation and electronic device thereof: A method for navigation is provided. The method includes the following steps. Generate a search request in response to manual operations and transmit the search request to a server. Receive a search result list including register users transmitted by the server. Select one or more register users in response to... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140180578 - Apparatus and method for a mobile navigation computer: The present invention provides an apparatus and method for a robust and configurable mobile computer architecture with navigation computational capabilities. The present invention further provides a bus network which allows for an efficient and durable Input/Output (I/O) management system. The I/O management system has configurable connections to allow for modular... Agent:

20140180579 - Machine positioning system utilizing position error checking: A system and method for estimating position of a machine is disclosed. The method may include receiving, from a perception sensor, scene data describing an environment in a vicinity of the machine and estimating a first position of the machine based on the scene data. The method may include determining... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140180580 - Module, device and method for positioning: A positioning module is disclosed. Positioning module includes a satellite selection module and a filter. The satellite selection module is configured for selecting one or more positioning satellites among a plurality of satellites of one or more satellite navigation systems and outputting satellite information of the one or more positioning... Agent: O2micro Inc.

20140180581 - Systems, methods, and devices for documenting a location of installed equipment: A system, and related methods and devices, is disclosed for documenting a location of installed equipment. The system includes a mobile reader and a memory. The mobile reader is configured to read a unique identification of an equipment unit and to determine a location of the equipment unit while proximate... Agent: Corning Mobileaccess Ltd.

20140180582 - Apparatus, method and techniques for wearable navigation device: An apparatus, method and other techniques for a wearable navigation device are described. For example, an apparatus may comprise a wristband comprising a plurality of haptic feedback devices arranged around a circumference of the wristband and logic to wirelessly receive navigation information from a computing device and to output the... Agent:

20140180583 - Method, system and computer program for detecting and monitoring human activity utilizing locations data: A method, system and computer program for detecting and displaying a person's activity-travel pattern over time and space is provided. Person-based location data is acquired by a personal communication device and processed in accordance with an algorithm. The invention goes beyond applications that focus on the detection of the current... Agent: Salient Imaging, Inc

20140180584 - Apparatus and methods for routing: An electronic navigational route developer may accept user input regarding the user's boat, such as height, draft and beam, and develop a route from a start point to end point based on cartographic information and the boat information.... Agent: Navionics Spa

20140180586 - Methods and apparatus for socioeconomic routing in navigation systems: In connection with a navigation system, a method of providing routing information to a user includes receiving user location information associated with a residence of the user, determining a socioeconomic routing preference based on a socioeconomic status associated with the user location information, and calculating a route between a start... Agent: Echostar Broadcasting Corporation

20140180585 - Navigation system application for mobile device: A mobile application on a mobile device communicates with a head-unit of a navigation system. The mobile application may retrieve data such as map data, user input data, and other data and communicate the updates to the head unit. By retrieving map data through the mobile application, the head unit... Agent:

20140180587 - Navigation system application for mobile device: A mobile application on a mobile device communicates with a head-unit of a navigation system. The mobile application may retrieve data such as map data, user input data, and other data and communicate the updates to the head unit. By retrieving map data through the mobile application, the head unit... Agent: Nng Kft.

20140180588 - Driving directions with selective printing: In one of many possible embodiments, an exemplary system includes a driving directions subsystem configured to provide data representative of driving directions to an access device communicatively coupled to the driving directions subsystem. The driving directions subsystem is further configured to provide at least one selection tool to the access... Agent: Verizon Laboratories Inc.

  
06/19/2014 > 115 patent applications in 55 patent subcategories.

20140172187 - Apparatus and method for controlling snow mode of vehicle: An apparatus and a method that control a snow mode of a vehicle. The apparatus and method that control the snow mode of the vehicle temporarily remove a snow mode from a plurality of driving modes by disabling the snow mode on warmer temperatures days when a snow mode operation... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172186 - Capacitive steering wheel switches with audible feedback: A vehicle system including a switch assembly for actuating a device having predetermined function, and a notification assembly in communication with the switch assembly. The switch assembly includes a first switch and a second switch. The first switch is in communication with the notification assembly, and the second switch is... Agent:

20140172189 - Method and control device for providing a course of a road ahead: In a method for providing to a driver assistance system of a vehicle a course of a road ahead in relation to a geographical position and a direction of travel of the vehicle using the road, the geographical position is determined and the direction of travel is detected. Environmental data... Agent: Audi Ag

20140172191 - Method and device for optical measuring of tyre adhesion and tyre suitable said measurement: A system for measuring the grip between a vehicle wheel tyre and a road surface comprising a fibre optic (19) provided with FBG sensors (21) affixed to the internal surface of the tyre, which record data regarding the state of state of residual grip Grs of the tyre to the... Agent: Universita' Degli Studi Di Roma "la Sapienza"

20140172190 - Method and system for determining that a user has operated a vehicle ignition switch: In telematics device mounted to a vehicle, an auxiliary processor detects an interrupt from an accelerometer and forwards the interrupt to a main processor—the interrupt wakes up the processor from a sleep mode. The main processor may then compare vehicle voltage and/or a value for a speed parameter to predetermined... Agent: Hti Ip, LLC

20140172188 - Security for a wireless ecu vehicle system: A secure wireless vehicle control system includes a power source installed in a vehicle and a plurality of electronic control units (ECUs) operative to control the operation of components of the vehicle, where each of the ECUs is connected to the power source via electrical wiring, configured with at least... Agent:

20140172193 - Base station control for an unoccupied flying vehicle (ufv): Disclosed herein are example embodiments for base station control for an unoccupied flying vehicle (UFV). For certain example embodiments, at least one machine, such as a base station, may: (i) obtain at least one indicator of at least one flight attribute corresponding to a first UFV; or (ii) transmit to... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20140172194 - Base station multi-vehicle coordination: Disclosed herein are example embodiments for base station multi-vehicle coordination. For certain example embodiments, at least one machine, such as a base station, may: (i) effectuate one or more communications with at least a first UFV and a second UFV; or (ii) transmit to a first UFV at least one... Agent: Elwha LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20140172198 - Communication system, movable-body-mounted apparatus, terminal device, and center server: Provided is a communication system capable of enhancing convenience for remotely operating a movable-body-mounted apparatus mountable in a movable body such as a vehicle. For example, a communication system includes a movable-body-mounted apparatus including: a movable body information storage part which stores movable body information including a received signal quality... Agent:

20140172195 - Crash prevention system for a storage and retrieval machine: A crash prevention system mounted to the crane mast for a storage and retrieval machine having a rotating sensor apparatus for forming a circular detection pattern that detects an obstruction along the entire front or back of the crane mast is disclosed. A processor in operative communication with the rotating... Agent: Shamrock Foods Company

20140172197 - Method and system for controlling a vehicle with a smartphone: A remote control system for controlling a vehicle with a smart phone. The system includes the smart phone programmed with an application that can be installed in the phone via a computer or downloaded from the Internet. The system also includes the vehicle that has been equipped with a radio... Agent:

20140172192 - Smartphone controller of vehicle settings: A vehicle control system that contains a control module configured to wirelessly communicate with a mobile device to upload and download user specific settings that may be stored on the mobile device. The mobile device may also be configured to enable the ignition system once the vehicle authenticates the mobile... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140172196 - Transportation vehicle system and charging method for the transportation vehicle system: A plurality of transportation vehicles travel with power from an energy storage member along a predetermined travel route under control of a ground controller. A charging area having charging equipment for charging the energy storage member of the transportation vehicle is provided in the travel route, and the transportation vehicles... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20140172199 - Vehicle operated in a self-propelled program-controlled manner for measuring, marking and at least pre- punching or pre-drilling holes for foundation devices: A vehicle operated in a self-propelled program-controlled manner, in particular without a driver, for automatically measuring, marking and/or pre-drilling predetermined desired positions for foundation devices to be introduced into the ground, possibly also for introducing the foundation devices themselves. The vehicle includes a working device, which can be pivoted about... Agent: Krinner Innovation Gmbh

20140172201 - Method for monitoring the locking means of an electrical thrust reversal system for a turbine engine: A method for monitoring at least one locking device of an electrical thrust reversal system for a turbine engine, the method being carried out by a computer prior to the take-off of the turbine engine, the method including sending a command for opening the locking devices; verifying the opening of... Agent: Snecma

20140172200 - Unmanned aerial vehicle angular reorientation: A system comprising an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having wing elements and tail elements configured to roll to angularly orient the UAV by rolling so as to align a longitudinal plane of the UAV, in its late terminal phase, with a target. A method of UAV body re-orientation comprising: (a)... Agent: Aerovironment, Inc.

20140172203 - Actuator control system: An actuator control system for coupling to one or more flight control computers (FCCs); comprising: apparatus for controlling an aerodynamic control surface in response to commands received from one or more FCCs, and, integrated with the controlling apparatus, a failure protection system comprising apparatus arranged to provide at least one... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20140172202 - Systems and methods for safely landing an aircraft: A system for safely landing an aircraft including a low range radio altimeter, a barometric altimeter, and an autothrottle control. The low range radio altimeter calculates a first height of the aircraft above ground-level, the barometric altimeter calculates a second height of the aircraft above ground-level, and the autothrottle control... Agent: Safe Flight Instrument Corporation

20140172204 - Method and device for supplying data relating to a flight plan on a human-machine interface: A method and a device is provided for supplying, in summary fashion on a single page of a screen for each point, the data relating to a flight plan. The method makes it possible to establish relevant groups of information according to the situation of the flight and to summarize... Agent:

20140172205 - Method and system for transmitting enforceable instructions in positive train control systems: A method and a system for transmitting enforceable instructions in a positive train control (PTC) system includes receiving, by a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) calculator, at least one enforceable instruction from railroad systems. The CRC calculator calculates at least one enforceable instruction CRC based at least partly on the at... Agent:

20140172210 - Apparatus and method of compensating for motor velocity of fuel cell vehicle: A method and apparatus that compensates for a velocity of a motor of fuel cell vehicle when a resolver is determined to have failed is provided. In particular, a wheel velocity sensor is configured to detect a wheel velocity of a driving wheel, and an ABS controller is configured to... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172216 - Charge control device for hybrid vehicle: A charge control device for a hybrid vehicle includes a driving battery supplying electric power to front and rear motors. It can switch between a normal power generation mode in which an engine is driven at a first rotational speed higher than an idling speed to generate electric power and... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140172207 - Control device for hybrid vehicle including exhaust-gas driven generator and method of controlling hybrid vehicle including exhaust-gas driven generator: The control device for a hybrid vehicle including an exhaust-gas driven generator includes: a turbine (10); an exhaust-gas driven generator (11); a motor generator (16); a battery (14); and a control unit (12) for performing overall control based on a result of reading of a status signal. When the control... Agent:

20140172211 - Deceleration control method and system for electric vehicle while coasting: A deceleration control method and system for an electric vehicle that performs deceleration by hydraulic pressure braking when a battery of the electric vehicle is in a fully charged state while coasting. The deceleration control method for an electric vehicle includes determining whether the electric vehicle is coasting, comparing a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172209 - Drive control system for electric motor and method of controlling electric motor: A drive control system for an electric motor includes a slippage determination device, a tentative vibration damper torque calculator, a vibration damper torque limit value setting device, a vibration damper torque setting device, and a control device. The vibration damper torque setting device is configured to set a control torque... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140172219 - Engine stop control device for hybrid vehicle: An engine stop control device of a hybrid vehicle has a direct injection engine directly injecting fuel into a cylinder, a clutch connecting/disconnecting the direct injection engine to/from a power transmission path, and a rotating machine at least acting as an electric motor. The hybrid vehicle uses the direct injection... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140172218 - Method and apparatus for analyzing and optimizing fuel/energy consumption: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a request for improving vehicular energy conservation. The method further includes responsively providing at least one action to a vehicle computing system, based at least in part on received vehicle data. Also, the method includes receiving data relating to a change in vehicle energy efficiency... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140172206 - Method and apparatus for managing charge depletion in a plug-in hybrid vehicle: A plug-in hybrid vehicle includes a hybrid powertrain system and an energy storage device. A method for operating the hybrid powertrain system includes initially operating the hybrid powertrain system in a charge-depletion mode to reduce a state-of-charge (SOC) of an energy storage device. In response to an operator request, the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140172213 - Method and system for controlling engine clutch of hybrid vehicle: A method and system for controlling an engine clutch of a hybrid vehicle that may effectively select an engagement way of the engine clutch according to a state of the hybrid vehicle and a running state includes: detecting driver's demand torque; calculating sync speed torque that the motor outputs at... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172212 - Method and system for setting learning period of engine clutch of hybrid vehicle: A method and system for setting a learning period of an engine clutch of a hybrid vehicle are provided. The engine clutch controls a connection of power between an engine and a motor of a hybrid vehicle, and the method includes: detecting and accumulating a launch slip time of the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172214 - Method and system for setting motor torque for hybrid vehicle: A method and system for setting motor torque for a hybrid vehicle that converts charge or discharge limiting power of a battery into maximum charge or discharge torque of a motor to set motor torque and to protect a battery system of the hybrid vehicle may include obtaining maximum discharge... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172208 - Method for controlling the recuperation behaviour in a motor vehicle and motor vehicle: For controlling a recuperation behavior in a motor vehicle having a hybrid drive or an electric drive, a basic value of a recuperation torque which is to be used for recuperation is predefined and/or can be set by at least one first operating element, a second operating element is used... Agent: Audi Ag

20140172215 - Method for distributing a requested torque: A method for distributing a requested torque to one or two drive axles of a vehicle, wherein the requested torque depends on a driver's request. For the first drive axle a first maximum value for a torque is calculated as a function of an adhesion limit of the first drive... Agent: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft

20140172217 - Vehicle travel control apparatus: A vehicle running control device in a vehicle includes a power connecting/disconnecting device interrupting power transmission between an engine and drive wheels, the vehicle running control device providing free-run control of interrupting the power transmission with the power connecting/disconnecting device and stopping the engine during inertia running, the vehicle running... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140172221 - Method and system for assisting a driver: A method is provided for assisting a driver of a vehicle. The method may include performing a lateral control of the vehicle in an autonomous mode, determining information about a surroundings of the vehicle, checking whether a longitudinal control of the vehicle performed by the driver is appropriate considering the... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation

20140172222 - Speed control in agricultural vehicle guidance systems: Speed control in agricultural vehicle guidance systems may be provided. First, an auto-guidance processor may load a wayline and topographical data of an area where an agricultural vehicle may be located. A drive component coupled to the auto-guidance processor may be engaged to cause the agricultural vehicle to traverse the... Agent: Agco Corporation

20140172220 - Unmanned autonomous traveling service apparatus and method based on driving information database: An unmanned autonomous traveling service apparatus and method based on driving information database that allows an unmanned autonomous traveling vehicle to be autonomously operated stably without performing a large scale computing process in real time by allowing the unmanned autonomous traveling vehicle to be autonomously operated based on driving information... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172223 - Method of material handling with automatic guided vehicles: A system and method of automatic guided vehicles that are capable of providing synchronized travel along a line or path such that regular manufacturing operations may be performed to material or workpieces on the vehicle without the need for a traditional conveyor systems.... Agent:

20140172224 - Speed control in agricultural vehicle guidance systems: Speed control in agricultural vehicle guidance systems may be provided. First, an auto-guidance processor may be loaded with a wayline. A drive component coupled to the auto-guidance processor may be engaged to cause the agricultural vehicle to traverse the wayline. The wayline may define a path for the agricultural vehicle... Agent: Agco Corporation

20140172225 - Speed control in agricultural vehicle guidance systems: Speed control in agricultural vehicle guidance systems may be provided. First, an auto-guidance processor may be loaded with a wayline and topographical data of an area where an agricultural vehicle may be located. A drive component coupled to the auto-guidance processor may be engaged to cause the agricultural vehicle to... Agent: Agco Corporation

20140172226 - Driver assistance system: The invention provides a driver assistance method, comprising the steps of: sensing a vehicle's state and the environment, on the basis of sensing output signals, determining whether a critical state of the vehicle is to be expected in the future, if yes, determining a total amount and a time duration... Agent: Honda Research Institute Europe Gmbh

20140172227 - Vehicle control device and vehicle control system: In the present invention, on the basis of the results of determining whether or not a constituent element of a vehicle control device is malfunctioning, the malfunction determination logic for determining whether or not the vehicle control device as a whole is malfunctioning is caused to be easily reusable. This... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140172228 - Automotive ecu mobile phone interface: The invention is a system for interfacing mobile phones with an on-board diagnostic computer in a vehicle, wherein the on-board diagnostic computer monitors a set of operational characteristics of a vehicle. The information derived from this system will be processed on the mobile phone coupled with additional information and displayed... Agent: Cellassist, LLC

20140172229 - Time window authentication for vehicle telematics device: One embodiment is directed to a method of authenticating a vehicle telematics device. The method includes receiving, at a server, identifying information for a vehicle telematics device and receiving, at the server, information identifying an account to which the vehicle telematics device is to be associated. The method also includes... Agent: Zubie, Inc.

20140172230 - Vehicle communication and cable tester system: A device includes a processor in communication with a first port, a second port and a third port. The first port is configured to communicate via a diagnostic cable with an electronic control unit of a vehicle. The diagnostic able cable has a first end configured to connect to a... Agent:

20140172231 - Control apparatus, vehicle, and portable terminal: A control apparatus to be connected to a route guidance apparatus, comprising: a hand information detection part for detecting information on a hand of a user from a taken image; and an operation command generation part for outputting a control command to at least one of the route guidance apparatus... Agent: Clarion Co., Ltd.

20140172232 - Sensor system and method for monitoring trailer hitch angle: A sensor system and method for estimating a hitch angle of a trailer attached to a vehicle includes a primary sensor and a secondary sensor. The primary sensor has a camera that monitors a target on the trailer to determine a measured hitch angle. The secondary sensor monitors the trailer... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140172233 - Electronic height control for recreational vehicles: A ride height control system includes a velocity monitor, corner ride height sensors, a processor receiving height inputs from the height sensors and velocity inputs from the velocity monitor. A cross-flow averager cooperates between the front airbags and is in communication with the processor. The cross-flow averager and the processor... Agent: Valid Manufacturing Ltd.

20140172235 - Driver assistance system of a non-track-bound vehicle: A driver assistance system and method of operating same is provided for a non-track-bound. By applying a steering torque to the driver's steering wheel via an electric motor, a direction-oriented steering recommendation is made to the driver. By this steering torque, first, a steering wheel angle in the recommended rotating... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140172234 - Gps data for improving pedestrian protection: A pedestrian protection system from a vehicle utilizes GPS data to reduce the number of false positive detections for impacting an object determined to be a pedestrian. The GPS data is used to focus on area of increased and/or decreased pedestrian presence to alter a reaction threshold for the vehicle.... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140172236 - Control device for steer-by-wire steering device having redundancy function: A control device for controlling a steer-by-wire steering control device includes a switch mechanism for detaching a main motor and transmitting a rotation of a sub motor to establish a failsafe mode in which a turning is possible. A first control device controls a reactive force actuator and the sub... Agent: Ntn Corporation

20140172237 - Vehicle-occupant protection system: A vehicle-occupant protection system in a vehicle has a first sensor and a second sensor on a lateral side closer to a seat of an occupant. The first sensor is either forward of or lateral to the seat of the occupant in the front-rear direction of the vehicle. The second... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140172238 - Motor vehicle driver and passenger identification system and method: A system and method for automatically determining the identify of a previously identified driver and then automatically adjusting a vehicle's entertainment settings, the seating settings, the mirror settings, and the climate control settings desired by the driver. The system may also select and transmit customized welcome and personal voice commands... Agent:

20140172243 - Method for detecting smart key around vehicle: A method for detecting a smart key around a vehicle includes; searching a smart key around a vehicle by emitting a registration request message at each preset emission period; when a response message to the registration request message is received from the smart key, checking whether or not the reception... Agent: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.

20140172240 - Park brake logic: A braking system may include a first brake, a parking brake, a warning system, and a control system. A parking brake system may allow an operator to selectively engage the parking brake. The control system may include a first brake detector that indicates when the first brake is engaged, a... Agent: Caterpillar Global Mining LLC

20140172244 - System for controlling transport of heavy load, transport vehicle, and method of controlling transport of heavy load: Provided is an apparatus for controlling transport of a heavy load by which a transport vehicle smoothly transports a heavy load such as a rotor blade of a wind power generator, which has a high weight and a large length, without collisions or interferences by controlling movement of the heavy... Agent: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

20140172241 - Tire air pressure monitoring device: A tire air pressure monitor device is provided for monitoring air pressure in tires using pressure sensors, which are installed in the tire of each wheel. Each wheel has a transmitter for wirelessly transmitting the air pressure information along with a sensor ID when the wheel is at a predetermined... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140172239 - Turning guide assistant for trailer towing: A turning guide assistant system relates to automotive vehicles, and more particularly to advanced driver assistance systems and active safety systems for automotive vehicles. The turning guide assistant system provides a plurality of projected beams located along the vehicle. When a turning maneuver for the vehicle is performed the beams... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140172245 - Vehicle damage detection system and method of manufacturing the same: An impact detection and remediation system includes a sensing device for detecting damage events related to a structure of interest. Such damage events may include impact from a ballistic object, a tamper event, a physical impact, or other events that may affect structural integrity or cause failure. Illustratively, the sensing... Agent: United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20140172242 - Vehicle seat drive system with network connectivity: A vehicle seat drive system, in particular an airplane passenger seat drive system, not requiring special software. The systems will be adaptable to new conditions over the course of the life of the installation thereof. The systems is monitorable at any time, and is capable of automatically reporting the occurrence... Agent: B&#xfc Hler Motor Gmbh

20140172246 - Automatic swing and radius control system and method for a machine implement: Systems and methods are provided for automatically controlling operation of an implement provided on a machine. A swing angle of an arm on which the implement is provided may be controlled by determining actual and desired swing angles, generating a swing angle error, and automatically operating actuators on the machine... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140172247 - System and method for improving performance of an agricultural vehicle or implement: One agricultural system includes a hitch assembly configured to couple an agricultural vehicle with an agricultural implement. The agricultural system also includes a sensor coupled to the hitch assembly and configured to provide a signal indicative of a force applied to the hitch assembly by the agricultural vehicle and/or the... Agent: Cnh America LLC

20140172248 - Zonal operator presence detection: A method for detecting zonal operator presence includes receiving a sensor output from a sensor. The sensor may be located on an agricultural machine and the sensor output indicates an operating state of the agricultural machine. Once the sensor output has been received, the operating state of the agricultural machine... Agent: Agco Corporation

20140172251 - Apparatus and method for detecting conditions of tires for vehicle: The present invention relates detecting the conditions of tires for a vehicle. In the present invention, signals are received from a plurality of wheel speed sensors, a reverse gear sensor, and a brake sensor. Errors of the wheel speed sensors are estimated using the received signals, a signal having a... Agent: Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.

20140172249 - System and method for shifting the transfer case into and out of the neutral position using an electronic vehicle information center: A system for shifting a vehicle's transfer case into or out of the neutral position, using an electronic vehicle information center. The system comprises a transfer case control module connected to a transfer case and an electronic vehicle information center connected to the transfer case control module. The electronic vehicle... Agent:

20140172250 - Transmission sump level control system: A method of controlling a level of fluid in a main sump of a transmission includes opening an auxiliary reservoir with a first valve when fluid temperature in the main sump is at or below the predetermined temperature. The first valve is opened to increase the level of fluid in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140172252 - Grade and payload estimate-based transmission gear selection: A vehicle includes an automatic transmission and a set of sensor inputs providing values indicating a current operational status of the vehicle pertinent to controlling the automatic transmission. The set of sensor inputs include: engine speed, engine torque, current transmission gear; and vehicle speed. The vehicle includes a programmed processor... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140172253 - System and method for controlling a transmission: A system for selecting shift schedules of a transmission of a vehicle configured to change gears according to two or more shift schedules includes a controller. The controller is configured to estimate mass of the vehicle based on a plurality of accelerations of the vehicle from a standstill, and estimate... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140172254 - Compression control device for continuously variable transmission: A compression control device for a continuously variable transmission is provided in which when estimating the torque ratio, which is the ratio of the actually transmitted torque relative to the maximum transmittable torque of the continuously variable transmission, based on the transmission characteristics for transmitting the given variable component of... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140172255 - Control device and control method for automatic transmission: A control device for an automatic transmission. The control device configured to determine if the automatic transmission is in such a condition that the automatic transmission accelerates the vehicle at predetermined acceleration when the output command value is transmitted to the control device for the motor. The output command value... Agent: Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

20140172256 - Grade and payload based transmission gear selection strategy: A method is described for controlling an automatic transmission of a vehicle during deceleration arising from a force resisting forward movement arising from an incline grade and a vehicle mass. The force of resistance to forward movement is determined at least based upon the incline grade. A destination gear is... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140172257 - Vehicle control device: A vehicle control device includes an engine and a clutch configured to connect and disconnect a power transmission path between the engine and a drive wheel according to a supplied hydraulic pressure. The vehicle control device is configured to carry out neutral control that controls the hydraulic pressure supplied to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140172258 - Control apparatus for four wheel drive vehicle: An ECU of a four wheel drive vehicle controls a transmission torque of a driving force transmission apparatus provided between a rear differential and a left rear wheel. The ECU includes a first computation unit that computes a command torque to be transmitted to the left rear wheel by the... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20140172259 - Method for operating a parking brake having an electromotively driven parking brake mechanism: A method for operating a parking brake with an electromotively driven parking brake mechanism includes applying the parking brake by the electric motor, switching off the electric motor in the state in which the parking brake is applied, switching on the electric motor after a prespecified time and reapplying the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140172260 - Method for setting the braking torque of a hydrodynamic retarder: the longitudinal acceleration of the vehicle will be detected or calculated, and the duration until the predetermined braking torque is provided by the retarder and/or the level of the braking torque of the retarder over the time progression until reaching the predetermined braking torque is set depending on the longitudinal... Agent: Voith Patent Gmbh

20140172261 - Method for signaling a braking process on a trailer vehicle, control device, and trailer vehicle: In a method for signaling a braking process on a trailer vehicle coupled to a towing vehicle, at least one light on the trailer is actuated with an emergency brake signal during emergency braking and with a normal signal during a different driving state. The emergency brake signal causes a... Agent: Wabco Gmbh

20140172262 - Inverted vehicle control apparatus, and method and program therefor: An inverted vehicle control apparatus includes a plurality of driving wheels, a plurality of drive means each of which drives a respective one of the plurality of driving wheels, skid detection means for detecting a skid state between the driving wheels and a road surface, operation information acquisition means for... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140172263 - Safety interlock system with side area detection: A safety interlock system for a motor vehicle has a plurality of object sensors capable of detecting the presence of an object such as a pedestrian in the danger zone at the front of the vehicle, rear the vehicle or proximate to the wheels. A door sensor is capable of... Agent:

20140172264 - Method for increasing active duration time of an automatic freewheeling function in a vehicle: A method for increasing active duration time of an automatic freewheeling function in a vehicle with cruise control and during a cruise control active period is provided. The function includes an arrangement for determining a vehicle set speed (Vset speed) for when the function is allowed to be activated and... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20140172266 - System and method for validating adaptive cruise control operations: A method of operating a vehicle comprising an adaptive cruise control system and an engine control module is provided. The engine control module is coupled to the adaptive cruise control system. The method comprises issuing a speed reduction signal from the adaptive cruise control system, verifying a speed reduction with... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140172265 - Vehicle to vehicle communication device and convoy travel control device: A vehicle-to-vehicle communication device mounted to a subject vehicle with a traveling control device is provided. The vehicle-to-vehicle communication device includes a communication portion, a connection transmission process portion, a connection control signal obtain portion, a connection signal obtain portion, and a connection control signal transmission process portion. The communication... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140172267 - Method for preventing misdiagnosis of oil level sensor: A method for preventing misdiagnosis of an oil level sensor may include determining whether a driving status of a vehicle satisfies a first diagnosis condition, a second diagnosis condition or both. When the first diagnosis condition is satisfied, the method may include measuring oil levels, calculating a first average of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172269 - Dual-mode cryogenic lng piston pump control strategy: A control strategy for a cryogenic LNG piston pump and method of operation same are disclosed. The piston pump may employ a bifurcated control strategy based on the operating speed of an engine to which the pump is providing fuel. More specifically, at engine idle speed, the control strategy may... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140172272 - Internal combustion engine control for improved fuel efficiency: A variety of methods and arrangements for improving the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines based on skip fire operation of the engine are described.... Agent: Tula Technology, Inc.

20140172271 - Method of controlling electric continuous variable valve timing apparatus: A method of controlling an electric continuous variable valve timing apparatus improves starting performance of an engine by a simplified phase control for the camshaft. The method, in which intake and exhaust timing of an engine is changed in accordance with a phase of the camshaft, may include: determining whether... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172270 - Method to reduce fuel consumption while operating a power take off: A system and method for reducing fuel consumption of an engine while operating a power take off. Whenever practical, the system and method will operate the engine with fewer than all cylinders when operating a power take off. Operating the engine with fewer than all cylinders will reduce fuel consumption... Agent:

20140172268 - Stepped idle return for multiair equipped engines with high aeration: A method and system for controlling the engine during a return to idle maneuver when the engine's oil is highly aerated. The system and method will implement a stepped return to idle maneuver when the engine oil has a predetermined amount of aeration. The predetermined amount of aeration is an... Agent:

20140172273 - System and method for controlling torque output of an engine when a water pump coupled to the engine is switched on or off: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a pump control module, an actuator control module, and a torque reserve module. The pump control module switches a water pump between on and off. The water pump circulates coolant through an engine when the water pump is on.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140172276 - Fuel injection amount compensating method: Disclosed is a fuel injection amount compensating method that may include measuring a real pressure of a combustion chamber, calculating a real pressure level of the combustion chamber based on the real pressure, calculating a real combustion noise index based on the real pressure level of the combustion chamber, calculating... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172275 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for controlling exhaust emissions by adjusting an injection profile for fuel injected into an engine cylinder from a plurality of fuel injectors during engine start and crank. By splitting injection of fuel during start so that a portion of fuel is port injected and a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140172274 - Systems and methods for fuel control during cold starts: A cold start control system for a vehicle having a spark ignition direct injection (SIDI) engine includes a startup control module and a fuel actuator module. The startup control module sets a mode of operation to a cold start mode. In response to setting the mode to the cold start... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140172277 - Engine diagnostic system and method: A diagnostic method for a reciprocating internal combustion engine is disclosed. The diagnostic method includes determining a cylinder pressure relationship between a periodic or continuous pressure of a combustion chamber of the engine and a crankshaft angle of the engine for a combustion cycle including a fuel injection. The method... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140172278 - Internal egr amount calculation device for internal combustion engine: An internal EGR amount calculation device for an internal combustion engine, which is capable of improving calculation accuracy of an internal EGR amount in a case where a valve overlap time period is changed. The internal EGR amount calculation device for an internal combustion engine of which the internal EGR... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140172280 - Method for detecting combustion noise in internal combustion engine, combustion noise detection device, and device for controlling internal combustion engine: Although a method for changing a combustion method taking place in an internal combustion engine depending on running condition is proposed, it can be considered that conditions under which a combustion noise occurs naturally differ with different methods. A detection method of prior art is not compatible with different combustion... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20140172279 - Method to reduce engine combustion and harmonic noise for misfire detection: A method and system for determining combustion and harmonic noise correction factors for current operating conditions corresponding to the actual vehicle and applying the combustion and harmonic noise correction factors to a sensor signal, thereby removing engine combustion and harmonic noise from the sensor signal and leaving a misfire data... Agent: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

20140172281 - Ecu data setting system and method employing eobd selection logic: An engine control unit (ECU) data setting system employs an European on-board diagnosis (EOBD) selection logic by which a function of managing and operating data according to application of EOBD can be improved, and an ECU data setting method. The ECU data setting system employing an EOBD selection logic includes:... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140172282 - Method and module for estimating after-charge drivable range of electric vehicle and driving assistance device: A method and module for estimating after-charge drivable range of an electric vehicle and a driving assistant device are provided. The method includes a power supplement location selecting step, a planned charging time determining step, an after-charge total power estimating step, and an after-charge drivable range estimating step. The planned... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140172283 - Average vehicle speed calculation system and average vehicle speed calculation method: An average vehicle speed calculation system and an average vehicle speed calculation method thereof are provided. The average vehicle speed calculation system comprises a calculation module and a mobile body. The mobile body includes a body speed detector, a radar speed detector and a transceiver. The body speed detector detects... Agent: Institute For Information Industry

20140172284 - Display device for vehicle: A display device for a vehicle is provided in a vehicle having idling stop function and includes: a fuel economy display unit to display fuel economy information on the vehicle; an first fuel economy display unit to calculate a first fuel economy based on a distance traveled and fuel consumption... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140172285 - Method for displaying the operating range of an electric drive vehicle, and display: A method and display for displaying the operating range of an electric drive vehicle and a display for carrying out same are provided. The battery energy in a vehicle is detected, and a maximum operating range of the vehicle is determined therefrom. At least one battery service station is selected... Agent:

20140172286 - Motorised vehicle with controlled inclination: The motor vehicle of the invention is provided with at least three wheels and includes a driving cab capable of accommodating a single person in the width direction. The motor vehicle comprises a bend-balancing means that acts by the inclination of at least the portion of the chassis that bears... Agent:

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20140172289 - Method and apparatus for enabling commuter groups: A commuter groups service (CGS) allows commuters to join commuter groups so that they are able to socialize while commuting. Through the commuter groups, the users may share commuting routes, traffic updates, road conditions, and other information. Group members may arrange car pools, short term riding arrangements, and may anonymously... Agent: Rockstar Consortium US Lp

20140172288 - Navigation system with constrained resource route planning mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: receiving an entry for a destination; and generating a travel route to the destination through a sufficient number of one or more replenishment locations required for reaching the destination for displaying on a device.... Agent: Telenav, Inc.

20140172290 - Navigation of on-road vehicle based on vertical elements: A vehicle can include a navigation unit configured to determine a position of the vehicle. A detection unit can be configured to recognize position and features of objects external to the vehicle. An identification unit can be configured to identify objects expected to be detected based on a determined position... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20140172291 - Visualization of paths using gps data: A map editing system for visually indicating the location of GPS devices on a map and identifying paths from the map. GPS data is received from a plurality of GPS devices. The data is filtered based parameters including the speed of the GPS devices. The filtered GPS data is displayed... Agent: Google Inc.

20140172292 - Methods and apparatus for context based trip planning: A system includes a processor configured to receive vehicle location and context information. The processor is also configured to execute a prediction algorithm to predict one or more next-destinations based on the location and context information compared to observed driver behavior stored in a database and deliver the one or... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140172293 - Map matching device, system and method: A map matching device for a positioning device includes an inertial detect module, measuring a moving signal generated from the positioning device, a movement estimation module, estimating location information of the positioning device according to the moving signal, a map data storage module, storing a plurality of types of map... Agent:

20140172294 - Method and system for predicting expected time of arrival of objects: The embodiment provides a method for predicting Expected Time of Arrival (ETA) of an object. The method includes tracking location data of the object and estimating time of arrival of the object based on the location data and historic data of one or more objects. Further, the method includes determining... Agent: Magnasoft Consulting India Pvt. Ltd

20140172295 - Method and apparatus for capturing road curve properties and calculating maximum safe advisory speed: This invention relates generally to the field of Highway signage and more specifically to a device for automatically capturing road curve properties and a process for automating calculating the maximum safe Advisory Speed of Roads. This invention is a new device that automates the accurate measurement of road curve/Railway radius... Agent: Rieker Incorporated

20140172296 - Systems and methods for navigation: The present invention relates to a navigation device. The navigation device is arranged to dynamically generate multidimensional video signals based on location and directional information of the navigation device by processing at pre-generated 3D data set (3D Model or 3D point cloud). The navigation device is further arranged to superimpose... Agent:

20140172298 - Method and device for navigating electric vehicle in charging: A method and a device for navigating an electric vehicle in charging are provided. The method comprises: S1, obtaining a navigation area, wherein the navigation area comprises a plurality of charging stations; S2, receiving a charging request from an electric vehicle in the navigation area; S3, obtaining a plurality of... Agent:

20140172299 - Navigation device: A navigation device includes: an intersection attribute determination unit 731 that determines a direction of a left/right turn at a guidance target intersection on a guidance route on the basis of route information on the guidance route; a display position decision unit 732 that decides a display position for a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140172297 - Sensor data collection: Example apparatus and methods concern rigorous survey-plan based sensor data collection where physical survey locations are correlated to logical locations rather than being tightly coupled to physical map locations. An embodiment includes accessing a venue map and a survey plan associated with the venue map. A survey plan includes a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140172300 - Method for providing road data in a motor vehicle, and ground-based device: Ground-based devices are provided which each have a transceiver apparatus and a data memory. Route data are stored in the data memory. This route data can be transmitted in a wireless fashion from the ground-based device to motor vehicles so that information relating to such a route is made available... Agent: Audi Ag

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