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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative locationBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/16/2013 > 87 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories.
20130124006 - Data selection and sharing between a vehicle and a user device: Embodiments enhance the functionality of a vehicle, a user device, or both by the selection and sharing of data. Upon detection of each other, the vehicle device and the user device obtain and share data. The data may be associated with the user, the user computing device, and/or the vehicle... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130124008 - Method and apparatus for determining a reference vehicle velocity and a rear wheel speed in a vehicle having three speed sensors: The method for controlling a safety system (102-108) of a vehicle (10) determines a reference velocity from a first front wheel sensor (20A) and a second front wheel speed signal from a second front wheel sensor (20B). An axle speed sensor (20C) may be used to determine an axle speed... Agent: Ford Global Technologies
20130124007 - System and method for monitoring vehicle mass tamper events: e
20130124005 - Vehicle, communication system, and communication device: A communication device includes a first resistance circuit connected between an output of a signal generating unit and a first terminal and having a resistance value corresponding to a requested operation mode requested to a vehicle. The vehicle includes: a second resistance circuit connected between a ground node fed with... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130124009 - Method and system for managing personal settings on a vehicle: The present disclosure provides a system and method for managing vehicle configurations. A database containing a plurality of configuration templates is provided. The configuration template contains parameters of configurable features and settings for its corresponding vehicle. A user is provided with a configuration application to obtain and personalize the configuration... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130124014 - Method for operating a materials handling vehicle utilizing multiple detection zones: A multiple detection zone supplemental remote control system for a materials handling vehicle comprises one or more sensors capable of defining multiple contactless detection zones at least towards the front of the forward travel direction of a remotely controlled vehicle. The vehicle responds to the detection of objects within the... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation
20130124013 - Multiple detection zone supplemental remote control system for a materials handling vehicle: A multiple detection zone supplemental remote control system for a materials handling vehicle comprises one or more sensors capable of defining multiple contactless detection zones at least towards the front of the forward travel direction of a remotely controlled vehicle. The vehicle responds to the detection of objects within the... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation
20130124010 - Sensing system for an automated vehicle: A sensing system for providing vehicle automation. The system includes a master controller that is electrically connected to a receiver that has a transceiver that provides over-the-air communication to a plurality of wireless sensors. The transceivers receive information from the plurality of wireless sensors in order to automate the steering... Agent: Sauer-danfoss Inc.
20130124012 - Traffic control system, vehicle control system, traffic regulation system, and traffic control method: A traffic control system sets a target value related to a travel state based on a correlation between a vehicle travel speed and a traffic volume, and controls multiple vehicles (CS) on a road in accordance with the target value as a common target value. The target value can be... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130124011 - Wiper motor control system for vehicle: The present disclosure provides a wiper motor control system for a vehicle, which precisely controls the speed of the wiper motor to improve the wiper performance. The present disclosure implements a wiper motor control method in a new form, which precisely controls a speed of the wiper motor for each... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130124019 - Aircraft control apparatus and aircraft control system: A plurality of control channels each include a power supply, an interface that receives a manipulation signal, an arithmetic processing portion that calculates and generates an operation command signal for actuators based on the manipulation signal, and a signal determination unit that determines a control signal for finally controlling the... Agent: Nabtesco Corporation
20130124020 - Autonomous collision avoidance system for unmanned aerial vehicles: Autonomous collision avoidance systems for unmanned aerial vehicles are disclosed. Systems illustratively include a detect and track module, an inertial navigation system, and an auto avoidance module. The detect and track module senses a potential object of collision and generates a moving object track for the potential object of collision.... Agent: L-3 Unmanned Systems, Inc.
20130124017 - Control panel system for a vehicle: A method and apparatus for managing a programmable control panel for a vehicle. A number of first level control functions is assigned to the programmable control panel for the vehicle. A number of second level control functions is assigned to the programmable control panel based on a health of programmable... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130124016 - Derived rate monitor for detection of degradation of fuel control servo valves: A system for detecting degradation of a servo valve; having a controller, a servo valve, a position sensor, and a rate monitor. The controller receives inputs and transmits command data. The servo valve has an actuator and is conductively coupled to the controller to receive command data from the controller... Agent: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
20130124018 - Method and apparatus for using electronic flight bag (efb) to enable flight operations quality assurance (foqa): A method for using an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) located on an aircraft to communicate Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) data to a remote aircraft flight data collection unit, is disclosed. The method may include receiving FOQA data from one or more aircraft systems while the aircraft is in-flight, and... Agent: Arinc Incorporated
20130124015 - Multi core vehicle management system and method: A flight management system (FMS) including a plurality of FMS components that can include a civil FMS component and a tactical FMS component. Each FMS component can have a processor programmed to execute an FMS software product. The FMS can also include a multi core FMS manager configured to control... Agent:
20130124026 - Apparatus and method for controlling hybrid vehicle: Compatibility between prevention of hunting of engine start and stop and improvement of fuel consumption is achieved during traveling with mode transitions. An apparatus for controlling a hybrid vehicle includes an engine, a motor-generator, a first clutch and a mode transition control means. The motor-generator is disposed in a drive... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130124027 - Control apparatus and method for hybrid vehicle: A control apparatus and method for controlling a hybrid vehicle is arranged to prevent shock and to minimize adverse influence on lag and fuel consumption when one of a start/stop control of an engine and a shift control of an automatic transmission is requested while the other control is occurring.... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130124028 - Control device for hybrid vehicle, and hybrid vehicle equipped with control device: A hybrid vehicle (100) includes a voltage step-up device (17). The voltage step-up device (17) is provided between driving devices (18, 20) and an electrical storage device (16), and steps up input voltages of the driving devices (18, 20) to a voltage of the electrical storage device (16) or above.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130124023 - Controller for taking measures against abnormal shift upon starting motor-driven vehicle: When a traveling drive system is activated at a time t2 in response to a turning of an ignition switch to an ON state at a time t1, a request of P/N inhibit (a park lock release inhibit) from an electrically operated motor controller vanishes. Therefore, originally, according to an... Agent:
20130124025 - Method of operating a hybrid powertrain: A method of operating a hybrid powertrain including an engine, an electric motor and a high voltage battery includes preventing fuel flow to the engine when the high voltage battery includes a state of charge at or above a pre-defined upper limit, and when the hybrid powertrain is operating in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20130124022 - Powertrain and method for fast start of an internal combustion engine in a hybrid electric vehicle: A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain includes an internal combustion engine and an electric vehicle traction motor, an engine lubrication oil pump in fluid communication with a lubrication oil flow circuit for the internal combustion engine, an electric oil pump drive motor drivingly connected to the lubrication oil pump, and... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation
20130124021 - System and method for controlling creep torque of vehicle: A system and method for controlling creep torque of a vehicle in which a sensor detects that brakes of the vehicle are being applied and a control portion controls creep torque to be 0 once the vehicle has come to a stop, determines whether the brake is released, and sends... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130124024 - Torque response control apparatus for electric motor of vehicle: A torque response control apparatus for an electric motor of a vehicle comprises a motor torque response control means that is configured to carry out finding a difference between a required acceleration that is variable in accordance with a change of a vehicle driving condition and an actual acceleration that... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130124029 - Vehicle control device and vehicle control method: A control for a vehicle including a battery, a load, an electric power controller controlling electric power exchanged between the battery and the load and a charger charging the battery using a power supply outside the vehicle includes: during vehicle drive control, controlling the electric power controller so that an... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130124031 - Autonomous mobile device and method for navigating the same to a base station: A method of navigating an autonomous mobile device to a base station is provided. In the method, when a detector detects a navigating signal sent out by the base station, the mobile device rotates in a first direction until the detector fails to detect the navigating signal, and a first... Agent: Agait Technology Corporation
20130124030 - Sensing system for an automated vehicle: A sensing system for providing vehicle automation. The system includes a master controller that is electrically connected to a receiver that has a transceiver that provides over-the-air communication to a plurality of wireless sonic sensors. The transceivers receive information from the plurality of wireless sonic sensors in order to automate... Agent: Sauer-danfoss Inc.
20130124032 - Repair assist system for vehicle servicing: A vehicle repair assist system for repairing a vehicle fault in a vehicle. A symptom input module is provided for entering vehicle symptom information relating to the fault. A diagnostic code module retrieves diagnostic trouble codes from the vehicle. The diagnostic trouble codes are generated in response to a fault... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130124033 - Test system: According to the present invention, a test system 1 that tests a mobile body such as a vehicle, a vessel, and a plane, or an instrument used in the mobile body as an object, and is operable by switching among different operational modes, can accumulate an operating period of a... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.
20130124034 - Method and apparatus for remote e-enabled aircraft solution management using an electronic flight bag (efb): A method for using an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) located on an aircraft to communicate with a remote aircraft system data communications unit concerning aircraft systems problems and malfunctions, is disclosed. The method may include receiving aircraft systems data from one or more aircraft systems, identifying any problems or malfunctions... Agent: Arinc Incorporated
20130124035 - Method and device for determining a type of an impact of an object on a vehicle: A method for determining a type of an impact of an object on a vehicle includes: reading in an acceleration value; determining a transverse acceleration value that represents a difference between the lateral acceleration value and an acceleration value based on the rotational acceleration value, for an acceleration transverse to... Agent:
20130124036 - Wireless onboard diagnostic system: A wireless onboard data bus system for aircraft, spacecraft, ships, or other vessel where data from the onboard bus or buses are transmitted to a mobile receiver for display and/or processing.... Agent: Real Time Companies, LLC
20130124038 - Safety control system for vehicles: According to one aspect of one embodiment of the present invention, a safety control system for vehicles, includes, a communication device having at least one of an input accessible from within the vehicle and an output communicated within the vehicle, at least one sensor operable to sense at least one... Agent:
20130124039 - Thermal imaging system: Support structures for positioning sensors on a physiologic tunnel for measuring physical, chemical and biological parameters of the body and to produce an action according to the measured value of the parameters. The support structure includes a sensor fitted on the support structures using a special geometry for acquiring continuous... Agent:
20130124037 - Vehicle light controller: A vehicle light controller that uses a microprocessor to automatically control the headlights is disclosed. An infrared sensor is installed in the vehicle to detect feedback signal to transmit the signal to the microprocessor. When the weather is cloudy, dark or rainy, the headlights can be automatically turned on to... Agent:
20130124040 - Method for controlling a compressor: A method for controlling a compressor of a compressed air supply in a vehicle pneumatic suspension. The compressor temperature is calculated using a temperature model and the compressor is switched off or continues to be operated in a different mode of operation when a permissible temperature TG is exceeded. At... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
20130124042 - Driver-assistance system having control of the vehicle brake system and distance warning: The present system relates to driver-assistance systems providing a parking-assistance functionality, in which a vehicle brake system is actively controlled. Among other components, the parking assistance system includes a parking device for implementing a parking operation along a calculated parking trajectory, and an output device for outputting distance information about... Agent:
20130124044 - Electrical limitation of a steering device path: An electrical limitation of a travel of a steering device of a wheeled vehicle, in particular of a passenger car, including a control, is provided. The method includes reading-in of a stored vehicle configuration into the control of the steering device, and deriving an adjusting value limitation from the read-in... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130124043 - Electrical limitation of a steering gear travel path: A method for an electrical limitation of the travel path of a steering gear in a wheeled vehicle, in particular a passenger car, which exhibits a steering drive, is provided. The method includes adjusting the steering gear in a first direction and acquiring a first maximum travel path in the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130124041 - Method for assisting a driver of a vehicle during a driving maneuver: In a method for assisting a driver of a vehicle in a driving maneuver, at least the surrounding area in front of the vehicle in the direction of travel is monitored, in order to detect objects with which the vehicle would collide if the vehicle maintained its direction of travel;... Agent:
20130124045 - Vehicle steering control apparatus: A vehicle steering control apparatus (100) in a vehicle (10), which is provided with: a steering system including at least a rudder angle varying device (400, 700) capable of changing a relation between a steering angle, which is a rotation angle of a steering wheel (12), and a rudder angle... Agent:
20130124046 - Arrangement and method for safeguarding driver attentiveness: An arrangement and a method are described for safeguarding driver attentiveness to the task of steering while operating a vehicle having a lane keeping aid system. The arrangement and method provide for measuring a pinion angle and a torsion bar torque when the lane keeping aid system is applying an... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation
20130124049 - Electric power steering system: An electric power steering system includes steering a torque detector that detects steering torque, and a motor that provides assist torque based on the detected steering torque, wherein for the purpose of estimating, without detecting motor rotation angular information and rotation angular velocity information, the road reaction torque in which... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130124048 - Method and device for the compensation of steering wheel rotary oscillations in a steering system: A torque actuator is regulated so as to permit an activation of the torque actuator such that steering wheel rotary oscillations that occur can be compensated. For this purpose, in one embodiment, a torsion bar torque is detected. A compensation torque is determined as a function of the detected torsion... Agent:
20130124047 - Method and system for adaptation of a steering wheel torque overlay of a lane keeping aid system: A method for adaptation of a steering wheel torque overlay of a lane keeping aid system in a vehicle comprises requesting a controller steering wheel torque overlay Tr from a controller, measuring an applied steering wheel torque Ta applied on a steering wheel of the vehicle, determining a scaling factor... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation
20130124050 - Apparatus and method for operating pre-crash device for vehicle: A pre-crash operating device for a vehicle includes a scanning sensor unit for scanning objects around the vehicle by using laser, a sensor unit of the vehicle for sensing driving information including a velocity, an acceleration, an steering angle, yaw rate and a brake pressure, a safety device unit to... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130124051 - Control unit for operating a safety system for a vehicle, and method for operating such a safety system for a vehicle: A control unit and a method for operating a safety system for a vehicle are proposed. A step-up converter configured as a switching converter is provided. The step-up converter converts an input voltage, which is derived from a vehicle battery voltage, into a higher charging voltage at its output. In... Agent:
20130124052 - Method for operating a motor vehicle safety system and a safety system for a motor vehicle: A method for operating a safety system in a motor vehicle is provided. The method includes ascertaining at least one parameter characterizing a traffic situation of the motor vehicle and classifying a momentary traffic situation of the motor vehicle based on the at least one ascertained parameter. The method includes... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130124053 - Vehicle safety system and method with split active/passive processing: A vehicle safety system includes a remote sensor detecting an object and a collision detector detecting a collision with the vehicle. An active safety module receives the remote sensor output and controls operation of an active vehicle safety system utilizing a first parameter set providing a first balance between suppression... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation
20130124055 - Seeding control system and method: A seeding control system and method to improve yield by minimizing overplanting and underplanting during planting operations. As the planter traverses the field, a precise seed placement map is created by associating the time of each seed pulse generated by the seed sensors with the location of a GPS unit.... Agent: Precision Planting LLC
20130124054 - System and method for determining ground engaging tool position based on fluid pressure: An agricultural implement is provided that includes a ground engaging tool configured to engage soil in a working position and to disengage the soil in a non-working position. The agricultural implement also includes an actuating cylinder coupled to the ground engaging tool and configured to transition the ground engaging tool... Agent: Cnh Canada, Ltd.
20130124056 - Driven wheel torque estimation systems and methods: A wheel position determination module determines first and second wheel positions based on first and second signals generated using first and second wheel speed sensors. The first and second wheel speed sensors generate the first and second signals based on rotation of driven wheels of the vehicle, respectively. The wheel... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130124057 - Method for operating a vehicle powertrain: A method of operating a vehicle powertrain, includes: sensing a vehicle velocity; selecting at least two of a plurality of control strategies; activating the at least two control strategies, said two control strategies including: (i) operating the vehicle in a stationary start-stop mode when the vehicle speed is below a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130124059 - Electric stability control system and device for controlling sway stability of a caravan or trailer and the like: A system for substantially minimising sway of a towed vehicle, fitted with electric brakes, hitched to a towing vehicle, the system including an electric stability control (ESC) device adapted for mounting to a portion of the towed vehicle, the ESC device being operably connected to the electric brakes by cable... Agent:
20130124060 - Hydraulic braking system control in automotive vehicles: A hydraulic braking system for a vehicle incorporating a vehicle dynamics control system (VDCS) includes an electromechanically actuated brake master cylinder that hydraulic braking system detects a reduction in the brake pressure of the wheel brake device, caused due to intervention of the VDCS in the braking operation, and moves... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130124061 - System and method for determining a speed of a vehicle: A method for determining a speed of a vehicle, is provided. The method includes determining if at least one object is sensed by at least one sensor of the vehicle. In the case that at least one object is sensed by the at least one sensor, the method includes determining... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130124058 - Trailer hold assist during standstill: A vehicle comprises a speed-sensing device outputting a signal indicating a velocity of the vehicle, a brake system outputting a signal for indicating when the brake system is being commanded to a brake torque providing state, and a trailer brake controller coupled to the speed-sensing device and the brake system.... Agent:
20130124062 - Vacuum pressure control method for brake booster of vehicle: A method for controlling a brake pressure of a vehicle may include determining whether the negative pressure of a brake booster is larger than the predetermined value, when a brake pedal is operated, detecting the hydraulic pressure change rate through the operation of the brake pedal, when the negative pressure... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130124063 - Travel control device: When pedal operation of the brake pedal 112 is executed by the driver during control that decelerates vehicle speed by a vehicle speed controlling means, a driver brake fluid pressure Pd generated in a master cylinder 111 by the pedal operation and an actuator brake fluid pressure Pa generated in... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20130124064 - Vehicle control apparatus and vehicle control system: A vehicle control apparatus includes: a communication device installed in a vehicle to receive, from outside the vehicle, information relating to another vehicle; and a control device installed in the vehicle to perform travel control on the vehicle using information relating to the vehicle and the information relating to the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130124065 - Hydrostatic traction drive and vehicle with such a traction drive: A hydrostatic traction drive includes a pressure medium source configured to drive four hydromotors connected as pairs in series, the pairs arranged parallel to each other. In a respective pressure medium flow path between the hydromotors of a series, a pressure medium volume flow is extracted which is diverted via... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130124066 - Dynamic tuning of engine auto stop criteria: The criteria used to determine whether to initiate an auto stop of an engine may be altered based on a number of previous auto stops of the engine, a total auto stop off time of the engine, or a total throughput of a battery. Altering the criteria may influence a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130124067 - Methods and systems for engine starting: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle system including an engine that is selectively deactivated during engine idle-stop conditions and selectively reactivated during engine restart conditions. One example method comprises, during an engine restart from an idle stop, performing a first combustion event in a cylinder with a... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130124068 - Apparent plumbing volume of air intake and fresh airflow value determination: An apparatus for fresh airflow determination includes an operating conditions module that interprets a MAF value, a current operating condition and a charge flow value. The apparatus further includes a volume estimation module that determines an apparent plumbing volume of an air intake assembly in response to the MAF value,... Agent: Cummins Inc.
20130124069 - Method for determining a filling difference in cylinders of an internal combustion engine, operating method, and calculation unit: In a method for determining a filling difference between at least two cylinders of an internal combustion engine, e.g., an Otto-cycle engine, a power output parameter contribution made available by the respective cylinder to a total power output parameter of the internal combustion engine is ascertained for each of the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130124070 - Method of assessing the functioning of an egr cooler in an internal combustion engine: A method of assessing the functioning of an EGR cooler of an EGR system in an internal combustion engine, wherein the EGR cooler can be selectively operated in a first and a second operating condition; and wherein the engine comprises at least one cylinder equipped with a pressure sensor. The... Agent: Delphi Technologies Holding, S.arl
20130124072 - Automatic stopping device and automatic stopping method for internal combustion engine: When a first automatic stopping condition is established while a vehicle (1A, 1B) is stationary or a second automatic stopping condition is established during travel, an internal combustion engine (2) of the vehicle is automatically stopped. The first automatic stopping condition is established when a battery voltage or a battery... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130124071 - Method for operating a start-stop system of a motor vehicle, and a motor vehicle: A method for operating a start-stop system of a motor vehicle, which is configured for turning of the engine the motor vehicle off in a standstill phase of the motor vehicle, wherein upon detecting traffic congestion, movement state information is received from additional road users located in front of the... Agent: Audi Ag
20130124073 - Live traffic congestion detection: A server device may receive information related to traffic congestion on a road at a particular geographic location; analyze the information to identify an occurrence of congestion at the particular geographic location; request additional information from a first user device that is within a particular distance from the particular geographic... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20130124074 - Selective exchange of vehicle operational data: Velocity information can be beneficial to various entities including other vehicles and a central traffic monitoring and routing system. Vehicles with sensors can serve as velocity probes to update speeds that are shared via a more global service. However, individuals may be reluctant to provide location and velocity information given... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130124075 - Vehicle traffic flow data acquisition and distribution: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for vehicle traffic flow data acquisition and reporting for onboard vehicle navigation. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for vehicle traffic flow data acquisition and reporting for onboard vehicle navigation can include acquiring imagery of... Agent: Srr Patent Holdings, LLC
20130124076 - Systems and methods to react to environmental input: Computer implemented systems and methods of communicating a system reaction to environmental input comprising receiving environmental input, determining a hazard state and a user state from the environmental input, determining a system reaction from the hazard state and the user state and communicating the system reaction to a user interface.... Agent:
20130124078 - Evaluation indication system, evaluation indication method and computer-readable storage medium: An evaluation indication systems, methods, and programs display a current location of a vehicle and a map around the current location on a display unit, acquire, as a current efficiency evaluation, a result of comparison between a driving efficiency of a unit section in current travel of the vehicle and... Agent:
20130124077 - Method and device for providing eco-driving information: Disclosed is a device and method of providing a driver with eco-driving information. More specifically, the disclosed method and device induces a driver to operate a vehicle in an eco-friendly manner by computing for and displaying to the driver a fuel efficiency oriented vehicle speed that maximizes the vehicle's driving... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130124079 - Monitoring objects orbiting earth using satellite-based telescopes: An ephemeris refinement system includes satellites with imaging devices in earth orbit to make observations of space-based objects (“target objects”) and a ground-based controller that controls the scheduling of the satellites to make the observations of the target objects and refines orbital models of the target objects. The ground-based controller... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20130124080 - Navigation system with semi-automatic point of interest extraction mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: extracting a feature from a sample field with a manual label associated with a point of interest, the feature for locating the sample field in a document; generating a rule based on the feature extracted to assign the manual label to... Agent: Telenav, Inc.
20130124081 - Device positioning via device-sensed data evaluation: The subject disclosure is directed towards a technology by which data sensed at a device may be used to determine the likely location of the device, independent of whether GPS data is also available. In one aspect, information representing the sensed device data is sent to a remote service, where... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130124082 - Navigation system and displaying method thereof: Disclosed is a navigation system and displaying method thereof, which controls the level of protrusion for each piece of indication data displayed on a 3-D screen of the navigation system based on its criticality so as to maximize the legibility of the driver. More specifically, the navigation system includes a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130124083 - Method for position determination: A method for position determination, in particular of a motor vehicle, includes optically capturing an object having a known geographic position and matching the geographic position of the object with stored map data. The object may be a road sign having distance information, which is optically recognized at the vehicle.... Agent: Audi Ag
20130124084 - Mobile terminal and method of controlling the same: A mobile terminal and a method of controlling the same are provided. The mobile terminal selectively provides 2D map data and 3D map data according to a predetermined event in a navigation mode, and thus by calling a driver's attention, the driver's visibility is improved, and a more accurate navigation... Agent:
20130124085 - Navigation system and navigation method: According to navigation systems and methods, when a detected current position has deviated from a guidance route, a navigation device transmits a reroute calculation condition to an information distribution center including the current position and the destination, Based on the reroute calculation condition, the information distribution center determines whether a... Agent:
20130124086 - Generating optimal itineraries based on network connectivity: An approach for generating optimal itineraries based on network connectivity is presented. A computer receives a first message from which a current position of a vehicle on a trip, destination, a service being requested for a mobile device in the vehicle, service providers and network(s) are extracted. Network connectivity measures... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130124087 - Generating optimal itineraries based on network connectivity: An approach for generating optimal itineraries is presented. As a response to a first message sent to a remote computer system by a global positioning device transported by a vehicle on a trip, the device receives a second message indicating optimal itineraries of the trip. The device receives a selection... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130124088 - Vessel routing system: A method and apparatus for routing a vessel from a start point to an end point. Routes are generated from the start point to the end point based on a number of objectives. A group of waypoints is added between the two waypoints with respect to the region of interest... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130124089 - Spatiotemporal survivability data compression using objective oriented constraints: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining an optimal flight path from a starting point to a destination point within an allotted time interval. The time interval is divided into a plurality of time periods. For each time period, a plausibility region is determined, representing an area reachable by an... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20130124091 - Graphical user interface for presenting location information: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting location information. A first geographic area in which a device is currently located is estimated using a first positioning system. A second geographic area in which the device is currently located is estimated using a second positioning system. A first... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130124090 - Systems and methods for ems navigation user interface: A method for interfacing with a user of an EMS navigation system according to embodiments of the present invention includes displaying on a device screen a series of display screens that are navigationally linked by a series of navigation buttons, wherein the series of display screens comprises a home screen,... Agent: Zoll Medical Corporation05/09/2013 > 71 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.
20130116857 - Environment estimation apparatus and vehicle control system: An environment estimation apparatus includes an image area dividing unit for dividing a camera image taken with a vehicle camera into a plurality of image areas, a camera image information extracting unit for extracting, from an image area that has the sky taken and is acquired from among the plurality... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130116854 - Lane tracking system: A lane tracking system for tracking the position of a vehicle within a lane includes a camera configured to provide a video feed representative of a field of view and a video processor configured to receive the video feed from the camera and to generate latent video-based position data indicative... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130116856 - Method for operating a vehicle system of a motor vehicle and motor vehicle: A method for operating a vehicle system of a motor vehicle for determining at least one state variable which describes the state of the driver, in particular the attention and/or fatigue of the driver, wherein the state variable is determined by using a reference data set which describes a reference... Agent: Audi Ag
20130116855 - Methods, apparatus, and systems for acquiring and analyzing vehicle data and generating an electronic representation of vehicle operations: Geo-referenced and/or time-referenced electronic drawings may be generated based on electronic vehicle information to facilitate documentation of a vehicle-related event. A symbols library, a collection of geo-referenced images, and any data acquired from one or more vehicles may be stored in memory for use in connection with generation of such... Agent: Certusview Technologies, LLC
20130116859 - Driver assist system with algorithm switching: A driver assist system for a vehicle includes an object detection sensor disposed at the vehicle and having an exterior field of view and a receiver operable to receive a wireless communication from a communication device remote from the vehicle. The wireless communication is associated with a driving condition of... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.
20130116858 - Vehicle control system: The present invention provides a vehicle control system, for example for use with an emergency services vehicle such as an ambulance, fire engine, police car or the like, and which provides enhanced security, functionality and improved fuel consumption for such vehicles when at the scene of a situation such as... Agent: Atsr Limited
20130116861 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system includes: a communication device provided in a vehicle to receive information relating to another vehicle from outside the vehicle; and a control device that performs travel control on the vehicle on the basis of information pertaining to a transfer function for a control target value used... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116860 - Wireless communication system: A wireless communication system including a portable device and a vehicle device configured to transmit information including a vehicle state. The portable device includes a telecommunication unit that obtains, through an information network, information including procedures that should be taken in accordance with the vehicle state or state of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
20130116862 - Autobraking interlock for an aircraft electric brake system: An electric autobrake interlock system for an aircraft includes an autobrake power interlock mechanism that prevents inadvertent (uncommanded) application of brakes. The autobrake power interlock removes operating power from the brake actuators whenever the autobrake actuation data does not indicate a legitimate autobrake application condition. The interlock processing occurs in... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130116863 - Method and device for detecting the jamming of an aircraft control surface: The detection device includes, but is not limited to a device that is configured to determine a control error corresponding to the difference between a first control instruction and a control surface position, a second device that is configured to calculate the difference between this control error and a second... Agent:
20130116864 - Onboard apparatus and train-position calculation method: An onboard apparatus includes: a route database that stores start and end distances from a start point and a section length of the radiowave-reception difficult area; and an onboard control device that checks the rout database to determine whether the own train is in the radiowave-reception difficult area, and when... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130116865 - System and method for changing when a vehicle enters a vehicle yard: A system includes a control unit that is configured to be disposed on-board a first vehicle that moves along a route of a transportation network having a vehicle yard. The control unit also is configured to receive, from off-board the first vehicle, an updated time of entry into the vehicle... Agent:
20130116868 - Battery maintenance system: A battery-powered vehicle and a vehicle battery maintenance system that includes a battery charger that monitors energy consumption data from the vehicle battery to generate charging instructions to a charger. A central data unit (CDU) can determine whether if a vehicle electrical load is consuming too much energy and then... Agent: Tennant Company
20130116872 - Control apparatus for hybrid vehicle: An engine includes variable valve mechanisms capable of causing an intake valve and an exhaust valve to stop. An ECU estimates poisoning states of catalysts, and executes and prohibits stopping of the valves based on the poisoning states. When stopping of the valves is prohibited during a fuel-cut operation, the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116871 - Electric vehicle: An electric vehicle includes a wheel-driving motor, a motor inverter that supplies electric power to the wheel-driving motor, a pump that delivers a cooling medium to at least one of the motor inverter and the motor, a capacitor that stores a counter electromotive force generated by the pump, and a... Agent:
20130116876 - Electric vehicle and method for controlling emergency thereof: The present invention relates to an electric vehicle and a method for controlling an emergency thereof, wherein: a plurality of control units are comprised in such a manner that the plurality of control units monitor one another; and emergency control is performed through a control unit which will normally operate... Agent: V-ens Co., Ltd.
20130116875 - Electric vehicle and method for controlling same: The present invention relates to an electric vehicle and a method for controlling same, which involve monitoring the state of PRA which switches power supply so as to stably supply power or cut off the supply of power during the operation of the electric vehicle, and controlling of a plurality... Agent: V-ens Co., Ltd.
20130116867 - Method and system for speed control of a hybrid vehicle: Methods and systems are provided for raising the speed of a hybrid electric vehicle operating in an electric-only mode. During conditions when the vehicle is driven only by an electric motor, vehicle speed may be raised by spinning the engine unfueled using power from a system battery, while adjusting valve... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130116866 - Method and system for valve operation control: Methods and systems are provided for raising the speed of a hybrid electric vehicle operating in an electric-only mode. During conditions when the vehicle is driven only by an electric motor, vehicle speed may be raised by spinning the engine unfueled using power from a system battery, while adjusting valve... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130116877 - Method for cooling an electricity storage means: The invention relates to a device and a method for cooling an electricity storage means, in particular a high-capacity battery (110), said device comprising: cooling means (130) for cooling said storage means; a “low voltage” battery (120); means (130), supplied with power by the low voltage battery (120), for increasing... Agent: Peugeot Citroen Automobiles Sa
20130116873 - Method for operating two drives and motor vehicle having two drives which operate on wheels decoupled from each other: When two (in particular electric) drives operate on wheels decoupled from each other in a motor vehicle, the drives should have an identical construction and the same properties. However, if one drive is stronger than the other, distribution factors other than 0.5 must define the target torque for the two... Agent: Audi Ag
20130116870 - Method of optimizing energy use of a power plant using geographical information without user input to the navigation system: A telematics-navigation device detects that a hybrid vehicle propelled by at least two energy sources is traveling to a destination not provided to the vehicle (i.e., an unknown destination). As the vehicle travels to the destination, the device identifies a road segment between a current position of the vehicle and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130116874 - Pitch control device for electric vehicle: This pitch control device for an electric vehicle, configured to conduct pitch control for suppressing the change in the attitude of the vehicle due to the pitch motion of the electric vehicle, controls the vehicle so that a braking/driving torque command value that is output to a motor for driving... Agent:
20130116869 - Temperature-based state optimization of a hybrid transmission: A hybrid electric vehicle has a controller, an engine, a traction motor, and a transmission. The controller is configured for calculating, using a costing function, the total system losses incurred at each operating point of the HEV, including the losses for each of the engine, the traction motor, and the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130116878 - Method for parking a vehicle and corresponding parking assistance system and vehicle: Automatic monitoring to determine whether, during a parking process of a parking assistance system of the vehicle, the vehicle is at an end of a current maneuver of the parking process. If the vehicle is at the end of the current maneuver of the parking process, a braking request of... Agent: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
20130116879 - Method for parking a vehicle and corresponding parking assistance system and vehicle: A method to park a vehicle using a parking assistance system, a target position of the vehicle within a parking space is automatically determined. A parking process of the parking assistance system is considered successfully ended when the vehicle reaches the target position. In order to carry out the parking... Agent: Volkswagen Ag
20130116880 - Autonomous mobile body: An autonomous mobile body includes a storage unit arranged to store a size D2 of the autonomous mobile body, a laser range sensor arranged to acquire obstacle information, an obstacle identification unit arranged to identify, based on the acquired obstacle information, edge points indicating positions of both ends of a... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
20130116881 - Motor-vehicle on-board diagnostics to distinguish degradation from tampering: A method for responding to conditions detected in an on-board diagnostic unit of a motor vehicle and signaling degradation of a component of the motor vehicle. The method includes providing a first response if the conditions signal degradation of the component due to tampering, and providing a second response if... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130116882 - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for telematics navigation: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatuses for telematics navigation.... Agent: Hughes Telematics, Inc.
20130116883 - Arrangement and method for the automatic documentation of situations during field work: An arrangement and a method for the automatic documentation of situations during fieldwork in which an operating parameter sensor records an operating parameter of an agricultural machine during field work or a crop sensor records a characteristic of the crop that is gathered or processed by the agricultural machine during... Agent: Deere & Company
20130116884 - Apparatus and method for aggregating health management information: An apparatus and method for aggregating health management information includes an aircraft having a flight computer coupled to a plurality of aircraft systems. Each system has a built in test (BIT) protocol that self-diagnoses a health of the system and outputs corresponding BIT data to the flight computer for contemporaneous... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems Limited
20130116885 - Off-board device with read/scroll actuator: A single input having multiple functions is provided. The single input having multiple functions may be used on off-board tools. In accordance with one embodiment, an off-board tool having a read/scroll actuator is provided. The read/scroll actuator, upon being actuated, performs either a read function or a scroll function. Another... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC
20130116886 - Monitoring system and method for electric vehicle and electric vehicle supply equipment: A monitoring system is for an electric vehicle and an electric vehicle supply equipment. The electric vehicle supply equipment is structured to communicate with the electric vehicle to charge the electric vehicle. The monitoring system includes a monitoring component structured to monitor communication and monitor energy or power flow between... Agent:
20130116888 - Driver state detection system and method with accelerator pedal control function: A driver-state detection system and method with an accelerator pedal control function detects a driver's state and controlling an accelerator pedal to prevent an accident. The driver-state detection system with an accelerator pedal control function includes a driver-state detector detecting a driving state of a driver and determining whether the... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130116889 - Dual energy storage system for micro hybrid vehicles: An energy storage system of a vehicle includes a first energy storage device and a second energy storage device, a voltage and current regulator device coupled to the first and second energy storage devices, a control unit for controlling the regulator device, and a plurality of sensing devices for sensing... Agent: Johnson Controls Technology Company
20130116887 - Vehicle camera system with replay: A system, controller, and method for displaying an image corresponding to a field of view about a vehicle. The controller stores images from a camera, and outputs a processed signal to display to a vehicle operator stored images from a time period prior to the controller receiving an operator input... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20130116890 - Vehicle steering system and material handling vehicle: A steering angle detecting unit, a reaction force actuator that applies steering reaction force to a steering member, a yaw angle detecting unit that detects a yaw angle of a vehicle body, and a reaction force actuator control unit that sets the steering reaction force as a function of a... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20130116891 - Control apparatus for steering mechanism: In a material handling vehicle such as an electric forklift, a depression amount of an accelerator pedal that provides an instruction on a control amount of a drive motor for driving a drive wheel is detected. When the depression amount of the accelerator pedal is equal to or larger than... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20130116892 - Apparatus, method and article for security of vehicles: A vehicle has a security and anti-theft system that senses movement of the vehicle in a forward or backward direction when the vehicle is in a locked state, such as by detecting wheel rotation. Upon this detection, the security system signals the motor to counteract the wheel movement by rotating... Agent: Gogoro, Inc.
20130116893 - Device for measuring the distance between a head and a headrest, headrest-position adjusting device using said device, method for measuring the distance between a head and a headrest, and headrest-position adjusting method using said method: Disclosed is a headrest position adjusting device provided with a distance measuring device and drive motor units. The distance measuring device is provided with a plurality of detection electrodes and a detection circuit including a plurality of capacitance detection circuits and a computation circuit. The computation circuit uses capacitance values,... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20130116895 - Initiating tractor stop and bale wrap function: A combination tractor and baler is provided to automate tractor stopping and baler wrapping while incorporating operator interaction to improve the efficiency of the tractor and baler combination in operation. Automated control systems and manual operator devices are utilized to improve the timing of the tractor stop and baler wrapping... Agent: Cnh America LLC
20130116894 - Sugar cane harvester automatic cutter height control: Sugar cane harvester automatic cutter height control systems maintain consistent cutter heights even as a harvesting machine traverses changing field conditions. After an operator chooses an initial cutting height the automatic systems maintain that height even as ground conditions change.... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited
20130116897 - Swing control apparatus and method of construction machinery: A swing control apparatus and a swing control method for a construction machine are provided. The swing control apparatus includes a start position estimation unit, a stop target position calculation unit, and a swing motor position control unit. Even if an operator releases a lever or commands a stop at... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab
20130116896 - System for controlling a work machine: A system and a method for controlling a work machine. A plurality of sensor arrangements provide a respective output value. A data transmission network connects the sensor arrangements to a processor unit. The processor unit is operated to convert output values from the sensor arrangement into a standard data format... Agent: Deere & Company
20130116899 - Coasting control device: A coasting control device for avoiding dangerous modes such as tire lock up upon the end of coasting control. The device, which performs coasting control to disengage the clutch and to reduce the engine revolutions per minute (RPM), also prevents a gearshift operation during coasting control.... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited
20130116898 - System and method for controlling an automatic engine stop-start accumulator: A system and method for controlling automatic stop-start of a motor vehicle is provided. The system and method is configured to enable an automatic stop-start mode of operation based on vehicle conditions. In addition, the system and method is configured to selectively actuate an accumulator to prime the transmission for... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130116900 - Abnormal state diagnosis method for oil temperature sensor of automatic transmission: An abnormal state diagnosis method for an automatic transmission oil temperature sensor includes: a warm-up judging step of judging whether a sensor value from an engine side temperature sensor in an engine warm-up state indicates the engine warm-up state; a sensor normal operation judgment step of starting to judge whether... Agent: Jatco Ltd
20130116901 - Method and device for ascertaining a rotational speed parameter for determining a setpoint torque: A method for ascertaining a rotational speed parameter for determining a setpoint torque for driving a drivetrain. The drivetrain comprises a first and at least one second drive assembly for driving a hybrid vehicle. The first drive assembly can be coupled to the drivetrain by means of a clutch. The... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130116902 - Clutch parameters: A method of determining clutch parameters at the initial start of operation of a friction clutch in a motor vehicle comprising the steps of: in a first phase, moving the clutch from an open state into a closed state and into an open state again at a predetermined constant slip... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130116903 - Method for operating a vehicle powertrain: A method of operating a vehicle powertrain, includes: sensing a vehicle speed; selecting a plurality of control strategies; activating one of the plurality of control strategies, the control strategy including: (i) operating the vehicle in a stationary start-stop mode when the vehicle speed is below a first threshold; and (ii)... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130116905 - Monitoring system for monitoring the surrounding area, in particular the area behind motor vehicles: The invention relates to a monitoring system for monitoring the surrounding area, in particular the area behind motor vehicles and trailer vehicles having a plurality of distance sensors, which are arranged in a main plane and in at least one additional plane, for detecting objects or obstacles in the respective... Agent: Wabco Gmbh
20130116904 - Vehicle brake control device: A vehicle brake control device is configured to correct deformation failure of a seal member and inhibit insufficient pullback of a pressing member caused by insufficient deformation of the seal member. Within a time period from a start of a lock operation to an end of the release operation, a... Agent: Advics Co., Ltd.
20130116906 - Method and device for operating a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine in a coasting operating mode: The invention relates to a method and a device for operating a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine in a coasting operating mode in which the motor vehicle rolls essentially in a propulsionless fashion and essentially without a perceptible engine drag torque on an essentially level road if there... Agent: Ford Global Technologies LLC
20130116907 - 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
20130116908 - Method and system for controlling relative position between vehicles using a mobile base station: A method and system of controlling a relative position between vehicles using a mobile base station is provided. GPS information is received from a satellite at a mobile base station and a target vehicle. The current position information the mobile base station is calculated with reference to a moving speed... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130116909 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system includes a controller that is provided in a host vehicle and that controls an acceleration of the host vehicle with the smallest acceleration, from among a first required acceleration that is required based on information related to a running state of a vehicle on a road... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116910 - System and method for judging abnormal condition of a combustion pressure sensor: A system and method for judging an abnormal condition of a combustion pressure sensor, may include determining whether a driving condition of a vehicle, a fuel injection condition, and an intake air condition may be satisfied, deriving a relational equation from an amount of air measured in real time and... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130116911 - Control apparatus and control method for internal combustion engine: A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine including a plurality of combustion chambers and a catalyst that cleans exhaust gases includes a controller configured to execute individual air-fuel ratio control in which an air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture generated in at least one non-specific combustion chamber is controlled... Agent:
20130116912 - Fuel injector control adaptation method: In a method for adapting an electric control of a fuel injector with a nozzle needle, with which fuel is metered for injection into a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, wherein a momentary operating state of the internal combustion engine is monitored and the electric control is adapted... Agent: Daimler Ag
20130116913 - Control apparatus and control method for hybrid system: The invention relates to a control apparatus for a hybrid system that output engine drive force and electric motor drive force, and selectively performs an engine operation mode in which at least the engine is operated, and an engine operation stop mode in which engine operation is stopped. In cases... Agent:
20130116914 - Vehicle control system: A vehicle control system includes an alternator configured to generate power by driven by torque transmitted from an engine as a power source of a vehicle and capable of adjusting a power generation amount, wherein the power generation amount of the alternator is controlled based on physical amounts which change... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130116915 - Methods and systems for coordinating vehicular traffic using in-vehicle virtual traffic control signals enabled by vehicle-to-vehicle communications: Systems, methods, software, and apparatuses for coordinating traffic proximate to a potential conflict zone, such as a roadway intersection, where travel conflicts, such as crossing traffic, can arise. Coordination involves forming an ad-hoc network in a region containing the conflict zone using, for example, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and developing a dynamic... Agent: Carnegie Mellon University
20130116917 - System having mobile telephones wirelessly networked via a shared central server: The present method and system is intended to provide improved communication between multiple vehicles. This is achieved by a system which has mobile telephones networked in wireless manner via a shared central server, each mobile telephone being connected to a communication line of a vehicle which provides vehicle data, such... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130116916 - Transportation network scheduling system and method: A method includes determining candidate schedules for plural vehicles traveling in a transportation network comprising and identifying a gridlock area in the transportation network by simulating travel of the vehicles according to the candidate schedules. The gridlock area includes a geographic subset of the transportation network during a time window... Agent:
20130116918 - Device intended for air traffic controllers for aiding tracking of aircraft climbs and descents: The device, intended for air traffic controllers and for assisting the tracking of aircraft ascents and descents, includes: a means for receiving data transmitted by an aircraft, said data including at least the spatial position of the aircraft and requests that are optionally transmitted by the crew; a display making... Agent: Thales
20130116919 - Navigation system, navigation apparatus, method and server: A navigation system comprises a detection part for detecting a location and a speed of a navigation apparatus, a voice message weight storage part for storing voice message weight association information, which associates a weight with each of multiple voice messages, a rule storage part for storing priority rule information... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20130116920 - System, method and program product for flood aware travel routing: A travel routing system, method and program product therefor. A location detector detects a current location. A geographical database provides details of a given area. Selecting a destination causes a route generator to generate routes through the area from the current location. A flood simulator receives meteorological data and determines... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130116921 - Vehicle navigation system with dead reckoning: A vehicle navigation system includes a GNSS position engine (GPE) that uses GNSS satellite measurements to compute a first position and velocity of a vehicle and a first quality metric associated with the position and velocity. The system also includes a dead reckoning engine (DRE) that operates parallel with the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130116922 - Emergency guiding system, server and portable device using augmented reality: An emergency guiding system is provided. The emergency guiding system includes an emergency guiding server and a portable device. The emergency guiding server includes a guiding scheme determination unit producing a guiding scheme and an augmented reality information unit. The portable device transmits an image characteristic signal including image data... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130116923 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and recording medium: There is provided an information processing apparatus including, a track list generation unit that generates a track list that is a list of track groups including at least a movement trajectory track generated from movement trajectory information containing position information and time information corresponding to the position information, and a... Agent:
20130116924 - Methods and systems for testing navigation routes: Various embodiments may include a method and system for testing data defining one or more navigation routes. A starting location may be input at a computer remote from the starting location. A destination location may also be input. Map data including GPS information based on the starting location input and... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC05/02/2013 > 89 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.
20130110315 - Driving assistance apparatus: A driving assistance apparatus includes a target vehicle speed determination unit that obtains, on the basis of a current vehicle speed, the relative position information between a vehicle and a traffic light location, and the light information relating to a change in a display condition of a traffic light, an... Agent:
20130110316 - Driving assistance apparatus and driving assistance method: A driving assistance apparatus that assists driving of a vehicle, includes: a vehicle speed sensor; a communication unit that obtains traffic light information relating to a change in a display condition of a traffic light disposed in an advancement direction of the vehicle; a position calculation unit that calculates relative... Agent:
20130110314 - Method and apparatus for positioning a vehicle service device relative to a vehicle thrust line: A method and apparatus for utilizing a vehicle wheel alignment system to guide the placement and orientation of a vehicle service apparatus or alignment fixture relative to the thrust line of a vehicle. A laser adapter for projecting a reference line is mounted to a steerable wheel of the vehicle,... Agent: Hunter Engineering Company
20130110313 - Method for data exchange in a transport system and vehicle control system: A vehicle control system for data exchange in a transport system, where a control unit is configured to transfer control commands to a vehicle configured to transfer status messages to the control unit, where a signal generator is connected to a first data line and a second data line and... Agent: Siemens Aktiengeselischaft
20130110312 - Method for estimating the initial temperature of a mechanical member of a vehicle at the start-up of the vehicle: A system estimating temperature of a mechanical member of a vehicle once the vehicle has stopped, including: a temperature sensor of a first element of the vehicle, for example a fluid tank; a mechanism estimating air temperature outside the vehicle; a first module estimating temperature of the member when the... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20130110310 - Navigation system with compliance reporting and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: collecting a driving behavior for determining a driving profile of a vehicle; acquiring a compliance indicator for measuring a total usage of the vehicle; calculating a compliance level based on a monitoring usage level and the compliance indicator; generating a driving... Agent: Telenav, Inc.
20130110317 - Skid detection apparatus for vehicle: In a skid detecting apparatus for a vehicle having an engine and a CVT changing an output of the engine in speed to drive front wheels and rear wheels, it is configured to detect rotational speeds of one of the front and rear wheels, sequentially calculate accelerations (wheel accelerations var1,... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130110311 - System for noninvasive measurement of an analyte in a vehicle driver: A system for non-invasively measuring an analyte in a vehicle driver and controlling a vehicle based on a measurement of the analyte. At least one solid-state light source is configured to emit different wavelengths of light. A sample device is configured to introduce the light emitted by the at least... Agent: Tk Holdings Inc.
20130110309 - Vehicle collision avoidance and mitigation system: A system which jointly reduces damage from an impending collision between multiple vehicles includes sensing devices, at least one processor, at least one memory, output devices, and communication devices. The sensing devices sense conditions near, around, in, or involving multiple vehicles. The at least one memory is in electronic communication... Agent: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
20130110322 - Communication and safety device for boundary aided systems: The present invention relates to a method 400 and a system 100 for controlling a robotic garden tool 202 around a working area 204 in a boundary wire aided system. The system includes the robotic garden tool 202 to perform an operation within the working area 204, which is at... Agent: Husqvarna Ab
20130110319 - Device for the remote control of a motorized underwater surface cleaning apparatus and apparatus thus controlled: The invention concerns a device and a method of remotely controlling a motorized submerged surface cleaning apparatus (1) comprising a body and a drive device, said remote control device comprising a control terminal (15) having a housing, a device (16) for transmitting control signals for the drive device, characterized in... Agent: Zodiac Pool Care Europe
20130110318 - Signal discrimination for wireless key fobs and interacting systems: A wireless charging system for a vehicle. The system includes a wireless power transmitter, a detector device associated with the wireless power transmitter, and a controller operatively associated with the wireless power transmitter. The controller senses whether a vehicle control signal is present using the detector device, stops transmission of... Agent: Schukra Of North America Co.
20130110321 - System and method for remotely controlling vehicle components from a nomadic communication device or computer: A method for remotely controlling one or more vehicle components includes receiving over a telecommunications network signals originating from a remote terminal. The signals include remote operation instructions for remotely operating a vehicle entertainment system component. The remote operation instructions are executed. Operation status identifiers transmitted over a vehicle data... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130110320 - Unmanned underwater vehicle integrated radiation detection system: An unmanned underwater vehicle incorporates a structure having an integral scintillating material for a radiation detector and detection electronics connected to the radiation detector for measurement of the scintillation. A communication system is employed for transmission of scintillation measurement to a remote facility and a navigation control system provides for... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130110325 - Control system for unmanned aerial vehicle utilizing parallel processing architecture: A UAV has two rotors. First and second sensors sense a first and second type of input respectively. The second type of input is different than the first type, the first sensor providing a first sensor output and the second sensor providing a second sensor output. The first sensor output... Agent: Hoverfly Technologies, Inc.
20130110324 - Energy protection device for an aircraft: The device (1) comprises means (12, 14, 15) for automatically deactivating an energy protection function and for automatically managing an autothrottle (2), when the return of the aircraft in an operational flight domain is detected after the activation of the protection function.... Agent: Airbus Operations Sas
20130110323 - Methods and systems for avoiding a collision between an aircraft on a ground surface and an obstacle: The disclosed embodiments relate to methods and systems for avoiding a collision between an obstacle and a vehicle, such as an aircraft, on a ground surface. A processor receives a detection signal from one of a plurality of proximity sensors. The detection signal indicates that the obstacle has been detected.... Agent: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
20130110326 - Particle sensor for in situ atmospheric measurement: A measuring device for an aircraft is provided in order to determine physical properties of aerosol particles in real time. The device includes a heating device that separates volatile and solid aerosol particles, and a particle sensor that measures acquired data. The physical properties of the solid aerosol particles are... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20130110327 - Method and device for controlling engine speed of an aircraft during a take-off: According to the invention, the device (1) comprises means (2, 3, 4, 5) for automatically controlling the speed of engines (M1 to M4) in such a way that, as long as all engines of an aircraft (AC) do not have, at least at given moment of a take-off, a driving... Agent: Airbus Operations Sas
20130110328 - Control network for a rail vehicle: In a control network for a rail vehicle, control units of the rail vehicle are connected to each other in a ring shape via at least two communication paths. A first control unit transmits user data via a communication path in a first direction to a second control unit and... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130110329 - Watercraft: A watercraft includes a plurality of devices, a central controller, and a display device. The central controller is programmed to execute centralized control of the devices. The display device includes a touch panel function. The display device is configured to communicate with the central controller, and to display information regarding... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130110336 - Controller for a drive system: A primary controller disclosed. The primary controller is configured for controlling operation of a drive system comprising a prime mover, a generator, and a motor, wherein the prime mover is configured to provide energy to the generator, which is configured to drive the motor. The controller comprises a speed controller... Agent: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
20130110337 - Electric automobile: When a control device of an electric automobile carries out fixing control for fixing the energization or cut-off of semiconductor switches in each of at least one switching cycle, at least one cut-off control is implemented among a first cut-off control for cutting off both a power generation path and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130110340 - Electric vehicle, charging stand, and method for charging the electric vehicle: The present invention relates to a system for charging an electric vehicle and to a method for charging the electric vehicle. A charging stand which supplies electric power for charging to the electric vehicle performs user authentication or vehicle authentication for the electric vehicle to be charged, so as to... Agent: V-ens Co. Ltd
20130110335 - Method and device for automatically controlling the gear of an electric bicycle transmission: A method for automatically controlling the gear of a gearshift of an electric bicycle. At least one actual operating parameter of a drive component of the electric bicycle is recorded by recording an operating variable of the drive component. The at least one actual operating parameter is compared to a... Agent:
20130110334 - Motor controller: Provided is a technology capable of ensuring drivability of an electric vehicle while preventing thermal destruction of its parts and deterioration of a battery, caused by an LC resonance. The present specification discloses a motor controller for an electric vehicle having a battery, a converter circuit, an inverter circuit, a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaihsa
20130110338 - Overhead wire transportation system and control method thereof: A storage battery control device detects an overhead wire supply current value showing a sum of a current value output from a storage battery and a current value output from a transformer substation, and charging or discharging of the storage battery is controlled so that a charging rate of the... Agent:
20130110330 - Personalized charging management for a vehicle: A configurable energy management system for recharging an electric vehicle. An in-vehicle renewable energy source generates electrical energy for recharging an in-vehicle energy storage device. The at least one off-vehicle renewable energy source provides electrical energy to the vehicle for recharging the in-vehicle energy storage device. A vehicle communication module... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130110331 - Range estimation for a rechargeable energy storage system of a vehicle: Methods, systems, and vehicles are provided that provide for estimating a range of a vehicle with a rechargeable energy storage system (RESS). A sensor unit is configured to measure one or more input values pertaining to the RESS. A processor is coupled to the sensor unit, and is configured to... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130110332 - System and method for controlling a vehicle using in-wheel system: Disclosed is a system and method for controlling a vehicle using an in-wheel system which controls a motor mounted in each wheel of the vehicle independently. More specifically, a control unit is configured to determine a turning mode of the vehicle based on vehicle driving information, calculate a present Ackerman... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130110333 - System for hybrid vehicle to enhance performance during electric mode: Disclosed is system for a hybrid vehicle in which a rotor in a motor is continuously and directly connected to a transmission and is rotatable with the transmission. A first stator mounted around an exterior side of the rotor is directly connected to a shaft of the engine to be... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130110339 - Vehicle power source device: An in-vehicle power supply device includes an electric generator, a main power supply, a DC/DC converter, a power storage unit connected with the electric generator via the DC/DC converter, and a controller for controlling the DC/DC converter. The DC/DC converter is operable to store, in the power storage unit, regenerative... Agent:
20130110343 - Driving assistance device: An object of the present invention is to provide a driving assistance device which it is easy to instinctively manipulate without causing a driver to feel a sense of discomfort. According to the driving assistance device according to the present invention, when it is instructed to perform automated driving using... Agent:
20130110342 - Method for pulling a vehicle into or out of a parking space and corresponding assistance system and vehicle: A method wherein, when a vehicle is pulled into or out of a parking space, the dimensions of the parking space in which the vehicle is located or in which the vehicle is being pulled into are determined by an assistance system. Furthermore, the assistance system detects a distance between... Agent: Volkswagen Ag
20130110341 - Methods and systems for maintenance and other processing of container-grown plants using autonomous mobile robots: A system is provided for processing container-grown plants positioned in a given area. The system includes a processing station positioned in the area for processing the container-grown plants. It also includes one or more autonomous mobile container handling robots configured to: (i) travel to a source location in the area... Agent: Harvest Automation, Inc.
20130110345 - Electronic distance recorder verification: A method is provided for checking a vehicle's electronic distance recorder by an independent party, including the independent party using one or more devices for: obtaining or receive two distance or location readings, or a distance and location reading, from the electronic distance recorder for two vehicle locations, the distance... Agent:
20130110344 - Method and system for automated and manual data capture configuration: A client and server are operable within a community of clients for transferring vehicle diagnostic data captured from vehicles. The server includes a central library for storing captured vehicle data (CVD) prior to receiving client requests for CVD from the central library to compare to CVD within a client's local... Agent: Snap-on Incorporated
20130110346 - Vehicle driver assistant with an electronic control device for checking the clearance possibility for a vehicle: A vehicle driver assistant with an electronic control device checks the clearance possibility for a vehicle below an upper obstruction as a function of the overall vehicle height, in particular in the case of a roof load. The electronic control device can be connected to an input unit, which is... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
20130110347 - Direction indicator control system for vehicle and method for controlling direction indicator lamp: A direction indicator control system for a vehicle comprising a direction indicator lamp includes a global positioning system (GPS) navigation device, a receiver, and a controller. The GPS navigation device detects a speed of the vehicle and outputs speed information data indicating the speed of the vehicle to the vehicle... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130110348 - Display device for construction machine: A display device includes a display controller and displays a content based on display signals output from the display controller. The display controller includes: a gauge value converter that converts measurements of a plurality of devices displayed in a predetermined unit into gauge values with the same scale; and a... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20130110349 - Systems and methods for scheduling driver interface tasks based on driver workload: A vehicle's dynamic handling state, driver inputs to the vehicle, etc. may be examined to determine one or more measures of driver workload. Driver interface tasks may then be delayed and/or prevented from executing based on the driver workload so as to not increase the driver workload. Alternatively, driver interface... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130110350 - Shock absorber control apparatus and shock absorber control method: There are provided a shock absorber control apparatus and a shock absorber control method, capable of controlling a shock absorber in advance by including a distance sensing module sensing a distance between a bottom surface of a vehicle and a road surface. The shock absorber control apparatus includes: a vehicle... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130110351 - Systems and methods for steering and calibration of vehicle steering controls for riding mowers and other vehicles: According to one aspect, a vehicle control system. The control system includes a steering control coupled to at least one steerable wheel, the steering control having a first position, a second position and a plurality of positions therebetween. The control system also includes a steering sensor coupled to the steering... Agent: Accelerated Systems Inc.
20130110352 - Vehicle steering apparatus: A vehicle steering apparatus is an apparatus, mounted on a vehicle, for setting a target steering reaction force to be applied to a steering wheel on the basis of a steering angle and a vehicle speed and for performing reaction force control to apply the target steering reaction force, the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130110353 - Controller for steering apparatus: The steering apparatus comprises a tilting mechanism adjusting a tilting angle of a steering wheel, and an electrical motor driving the tilting mechanism. The controller for the steering apparatus 1 detects the tilting angle based on a rotational angle of the screw shaft. The controller defines the predetermined supplying current... Agent: Jtekt Corporation
20130110354 - Data recording apparatus for vehicle: A data recording apparatus for a vehicle equipped with an occupant protection device includes main and safing sensors for detecting acceleration of the vehicle, a temporary memory section for storing main and safing calculation values respectively calculated from detection results of the main and safing sensors, a control section for... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130110355 - Control system and method of radar and vision systems for vehicle applications: Provided are a direction control system and a method of a radar system or a vision system mounted in a vehicle. The direction control system of the radar and vision system for a vehicle according to an embodiment includes: an inertial sensor system and a handle steering angle sensor system... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation
20130110356 - Opening/closing control device for grille shutter of vehicle: An opening/closing control device for a shutter of a vehicle is provided which is capable of appropriately opening and closing the shutter according to the traveling conditions of the vehicle, and improving fuel economy while maintaining excellent maneuverability of the vehicle. When the detected vehicle speed is not smaller than... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130110357 - Agriculture combination machines for dispensing compositions: In one embodiment, a combination machine comprising: a towed machine; and a towing machine physically coupled to the towed machine, wherein the towing machine tows the towed machine, wherein the towing machine comprises a machine control system configured to: scan a smart label, the smart label affixed to a container... Agent: Agco Corporation
20130110358 - Arrangement for automatically steering a combination of a self-propelled vehicle and an implement for cultivating a field: An implement for cultivating a field is connected to a self-propelled vehicle that is steered automatically along a first reference path by a steering control unit. The implement is guided in a lateral direction with respect to the vehicle along a second reference path by an implement position control unit... Agent: Deere & Company
20130110359 - Method of operating a motor vehicle transmission system: A method of operating a transmission system of an automotive vehicle, the transmission system including a mechanism of mechanically coupling first and second axles of the transmission system, a status of the coupling mechanism defining a number of transmission modes. The transmission system includes a button of pulse type controlling... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20130110360 - Shift control system and shift control method: A shift control system is mounted on a vehicle that includes a transmission. The transmission includes a multi-gear shifting mechanism. Also, the transmission is configured to shift a speed of rotational power from an engine in response to a shift request and to output the rotational power to a drive... Agent:
20130110363 - Hystat drive system having engine speed control: A drive system for a mobile machine is disclosed. The drive system may have an engine-driven pump, and a motor connected to the pump. The drive system may also have a speed input to select a maximum allowable engine speed, a throttle input to indicate a desired speed of the... Agent:
20130110361 - Method and system for determining a driveline ratio for a powertrain having an auxiliary transmission: A method for determining a driveline ratio for a powertrain having an auxiliary transmission is provided and includes identifying a transmission gear ratio, measuring a transmission output speed, and measuring an auxiliary transmission output speed. An auxiliary transmission gear ratio is identified by comparing the transmission output speed to the... Agent: Eaton Corporation
20130110362 - Method for protecting drive shaft during reverse shift: A method for protecting a drive shaft during a reverse shift, may include a step of determining whether a gear shift of a transmission may be the reverse shift, a step of determining a steering angle while the gear shift may be the reverse shift, a step of detecting an... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130110364 - Shift-by-wire system for automatic transmission of vehicle: An electronic control unit senses an actual shift range of a automatic transmission by executing a range determination operation, which determines the actual shift range of the automatic transmission based on a rotational position of a manual shaft that is sensed with an encoder. The control unit prohibits the execution... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130110365 - Shift-by-wire system for automatic transmission of vehicle: When an electronic control unit senses an abnormality of an encoder, the control unit rotates a rotor of an electronic motor unit through execution of an open-loop drive control operation in presence of an output of a signal from a range selector to shift a shift range of an automatic... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130110366 - Left-right wheel drive force distribution control apparatus for a vehicle: A left-right drive force difference transient control computation value calculating section uses a map search, based on a change rate of a target yaw rate, to find a left-right rear wheel drive force difference transient control computation value, which is a basic target value for a turning response transiently requested... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130110370 - Brake control device: Provided is a brake control device that corrects a braking force within a rising period thereof so as to allow an automatic brake device to exert an appropriate braking force regardless of a state of a brake pad, etc. The brake control device is for supporting avoidance of a collision... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130110368 - Collision avoidance system and method of operating the same: A collision avoidance system and method that may be used to prevent, avoid and/or mitigate a collision between a host vehicle and a target vehicle by engaging in autonomous braking once an imminent crash is detected. Unlike other methods that are only capable of autonomous braking according to predetermined and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130110371 - Driving assisting apparatus and driving assisting method: A driving assisting apparatus that assists in driving a vehicle includes: a vehicle speed sensor that detects a vehicle speed of the vehicle; a control unit that determines a recommended traveling state based on a current vehicle speed detected by the vehicle speed sensor and at least one of an... Agent:
20130110372 - Method for warning a driver of a motor vehicle of an obstacle present in a side area next to a side flank of the vehicle and motor vehicle with a driver assistance system: The present invention relates to a method for warning a driver of a motor vehicle (2) of an obstacle (1) present in a side area (19) next to a side flank (13) of the vehicle (2) with the help of a driver assistance system (3), wherein during a motion of... Agent: Valeo Schalter Und Sensoren Gmbh
20130110369 - Motor vehicle with driver assistance system: A motor vehicle includes a driver assistance system which is rendered operative when the motor vehicle travels below a limit speed to automatically brake the motor vehicle to a halt while moving forward or backing up. The deceleration characteristic can be predefined or can be selected from an array of... Agent: Audi Ag
20130110367 - Vehicle speed limiting and/or controllong system that is responsive to gps signals: A system includes a GPS receiver that generates a signal that is representative of a posted speed limit at a location where a vehicle is located and a device that generates a signal that is representative of an actual speed of the vehicle. A controller is responsive to the GPS... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130110373 - Methods and systems for monitoring engine coolant temperature sensor: Methods and systems for monitoring engine coolant temperature sensors are described. In one embodiment, an expected engine coolant temperature may be determined based on the accumulated engine mass air flow. If the current engine coolant temperature is substantially different from the expected temperature, then an error signal may be generated.... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130110374 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for controlling the automatic shutdown of an idling vehicle engine. When the vehicle is parked in an enclosed space, the idling engine may be automatically shutdown, while when the vehicle is parked in an open space, the automatic shutdown may be delayed based on an... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130110375 - Multi-displacement engine: The present system provides a power plant comprising plurality of distinct small displacement engines that are removably coupled to a crankshaft using a clutch system. This allows the power plant to operate both as a small displacement engine, with its inherent fuel efficiency advantages, as well as a large displacement... Agent:
20130110378 - Control device of engine: The present invention relates to an exhaust performance diagnosis/control device of an engine, and relates specifically to a control device that diagnoses exhaust deterioration at the time of engine start or reduces exhaust gas at the time of start. HC discharged quantity at the time of engine start is diagnosed.... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20130110377 - Fuel injection apparatus for internal combustion engine: A fuel injection apparatus for an internal combustion engine of port injection type is configured to change a ratio between a fuel injection period in an exhaust stroke and one in an inlet stroke in accordance with an internal EGR rate.... Agent:
20130110376 - Method and system for engine control: Methods and systems are provided for controlling the automatic shutdown of an idling vehicle engine. When the vehicle is parked in an enclosed space, the idling engine may be automatically shutdown, while when the vehicle is parked in an open space, the automatic shutdown may be delayed based on an... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130110380 - Air-fuel ratio control apparatus for an internal combustion engine: An air-fuel ratio control apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, controls an air-fuel ratio (air-fuel ratio of an engine) of a mixture supplied to the engine, based on an output value of the downstream-side air-fuel ratio sensor disposed downstream of a catalyst. That is, the air-fuel ratio... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130110379 - In-vehicle internal combustion engine control device, and control method for internal combustion engine: At the time of an engine start while the vehicle is driving, when a required vehicle driving force (TRQ) is smaller than or equal to a predetermined value (TRQth), an electronic control unit (20) estimates that the degree of deformation of a mount (11) is smaller than or equal to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130110381 - Method and device for correlating cylinder charge and maximum intake valve lift of internal combustion engine: A method for determining a cylinder charge of an internal-combustion engine having valves with a variable valve gear, may include determining a maximum intake valve lift, calculating a standardized cylinder charge relative to at least one of a defined intake spread of an intake valve opening phase and a defined... Agent: Kia Motors Corporation
20130110382 - Engine controller and engine control method: The engine controller includes: an engine-rpm increase amount computing section for computing an amount of increase in an engine rpm, generated by first ignition of an engine after a restart condition is satisfied; a start failure determination crank-angle change amount determination value setting section for setting a restart failure determination... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130110383 - Stop-start control systems for engines with fully flexible valve actuation system: A vehicle system includes a stop-start command module and a cylinder control module. The stop-start command module is configured to detect an autostop request and generate a mode signal based on the autostop request. The cylinder control module is configured to sequentially disable cylinders of an engine during an autostop... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130110385 - Method and system for fleet navigation, dispatching and multi-vehicle, multi-destination routing: A system and method for multiple vehicles to be dispatched and routed to multiple destinations, with or without constraints, containing a software core, which uses bounded geographic regions (“BGRs”) and Node Pairs to explicitly optimize, in two dimensions, for user desired dependent variables, by analyzing variance due to standard and... Agent:
20130110384 - Methods for estimating annual average daily traffic: Methods for estimating annual average daily traffic for a road segment from historical traffic counts are disclosed.... Agent: University Of New Brunswick
20130110386 - Method and apparatus for providing analysis index of roadway section based on road and traffic conditions: Provided is an apparatus and method for providing an analysis index of a roadway section based on road and traffic conditions. The method may include calculating a traffic light density of a roadway section using a number of traffic lights installed in the roadway section, calculating road shape information based... Agent: Thinkware Systems Corporation
20130110387 - Methods and systems for inferring aircraft parameters: A method and system suitable for inferring trajectory predictor parameters of aircraft for the purpose of predicting aircraft trajectories. The method and system involve receiving trajectory prediction information regarding an aircraft, and then using this information to infer (extract) trajectory predictor parameters of the aircraft that are otherwise unknown to... Agent: General Electric Company
20130110388 - Terminal aircraft sequencing and conflict resolution: Embodiments provide an advanced decision support tool to enable automated aircraft sequencing and conflict detection and resolution. The tool can be used to assist an air traffic controller (ATC) in determining merging, sequencing, and spacing resolutions; communicating the resolutions to the aircraft; and monitoring execution and compliance with the provided... Agent: The Mitre Corporation
20130110389 - Automatic leveling control: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide leveling for a vehicle, such as an overland vehicle. Sensors associated with the vehicle may provide signals representing one or more operating conditions of the vehicle, including forces acting on the vehicle and a path of travel of the vehicle. The vehicle can... Agent: Arrow Machinery, Inc
20130110390 - Laser ranging, tracking and designation using 3-d focal planes: The present invention tracks or locates small moving objects, or generates a 3-D frame of data by using 3-D focal plane arrays with low laser energy and few mechanically moving parts. The invention may be used to determine the direction of a laser designating a target, for target tracking, used... Agent:
20130110391 - Apparatus for estimating travel path of a vehicle: An apparatus for estimating a travel path of a vehicle is mounted on the vehicle; and includes: an object detection device that detects an object lying ahead of the vehicle; a stationary object detection device that determines whether a detected object is a stationary object; a device that calculates an... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130110392 - Automatic travel time and routing determinations in a wireless network: Aspects relate to automatically providing updated route and predicted travel time to allow a user to travel a shortest route between a first point and a second point. A route can be planned based on a multitude of route segments, wherein historical data related to speed is known for each... Agent: At&t Mobility Ii LLC
20130110393 - Method and system for navigation using bounded geograhic regions: A navigation system containing a software core, which uses bounded geographic regions (“BGRs”) and Node Pairs to explicitly optimize, in two dimensions, for user desired dependent variables, by analyzing variance due to standard and user-defined independent variables. The invention stores Node Pair data, and can use error function, feedback, and... Agent:
20130110394 - Navigation system: A navigation system includes a map data acquiring unit for acquiring map data defining two types of lanes, shifting between which is regulated, in a single link; a driving link deciding unit for identifying a link of a driving lane of a vehicle according to the map data acquired by... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130110396 - Identifying custom rendezvous points between users and vehicles plying on custom routes: An aspect of the present invention facilitates identification of custom rendezvous points between users and vehicles plying on custom routes. In one embodiment, a system on board the vehicle receives notifications from users while the vehicle is plying/in transit on the custom route. The system determines the respective transit states... Agent: Technomedia Software Solutions Private Limited
20130110395 - Method for accurately determining the locations of public transportation stations: The present invention relates to a method for approximating the location of a public transportation station comprising the steps of: (a) receiving the coordinates of a station of said public transportation; (b) receiving a number of GPS readings, each indicative of the location of said station of said public transportation;... Agent:
20130110397 - Method and system for detection of a zero velocity state of an object: A method for determining whether a velocity of an object is below a predetermined threshold value is provided. The method includes measuring a plurality of accelerations of the object within a time interval from a point in time to a later point in time; deriving information indicative of a plurality... Agent: Technische Universitaet Graz04/25/2013 > 91 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories.
20130103230 - Control device: A program delivery center is a program update device which updates a program of an ECU mounted in a vehicle, wherein a right holder specification unit specifies a right holder who has a right to execute the update of the program on the basis of information regarding the vehicle, and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130103227 - Left-right wheel drive force distribution control apparatus for a vehicle: A vehicle left-right wheel drive force distribution control apparatus is provided for improving the handling of a vehicle when a steering wheel of the vehicle is being returned toward a center position. The vehicle left-right wheel drive force distribution control apparatus executes a distributed output of a wheel drive force... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130103228 - Left-right wheel drive force distribution control apparatus for a vehicle: A calculating section finds a left-right rear wheel drive force difference transient control computation value, which is a basic target value for a turning response transiently requested by a driver through a steering speed at current wheel speeds (vehicle speed). A computing section finds a left-right drive force difference transient... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130103229 - Left-right wheel drive force distribution control apparatus for a vehicle: In a transient control computing section, a left-right drive force difference transient control gain computing section finds a left-right drive force difference transient control gain α that is smaller than 1 in a region where a target yaw rate change rate is small, i.e., a low speed steering region, and... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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20130103225 - Train speed measuring device and method: Provided are a train speed measuring device and method. The train speed measuring device includes: at least one first tachometer disposed at an axle of a trailer car and for outputting a pulse signal according to a wheel revolution of the trailer car; at least one second tachometer disposed at... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.
20130103232 - Aircraft collision avoidance system: An aircraft collision avoidance system comprising (a) at least one separation monitoring device connectable to at least a portion of an aircraft, the separation monitoring device comprising (1) at least one transmitter and (2) at least one receiver and (b) a master unit.... Agent:
20130103231 - Sensing system for following a stringline: A sensing system for providing string line vehicle automation. The system includes a master controller that is electrically connected to a receiver that has a transceiver that provides over-the-air communication to a plurality of sensors that are aligned along a string line. The transceivers receive information from the plurality of... Agent: Sauer-danfoss Inc.
20130103233 - Automatic landing method and device for an aircraft on a strong slope runway: The device (1) comprises means (7) to automatically transmit, on an anticipated way, a runway slope value to an automatic piloting system (6) of the aircraft, and said automatic piloting system (6) uses such slope value so as to automatically manage the flare phase upon landing.... Agent: Airbus Operations (sas)
20130103240 - Battery temperature control device: A battery temperature control device for an electric vehicle is provided which is capable of maintaining both the range of the electric vehicle and the battery life at a high level without drastically reducing either of them. A recommended temperature range suitable for battery use and a usable temperature range... Agent:
20130103243 - Control device for internal combustion engine, hybrid vehicle including the same, and method for controlling internal combustion engine: A purge control implementation determination unit determines whether or not to implement purge control in accordance with predetermined implementation conditions. If it is determined to implement the purge control, a purge control unit actually implements the purge control. A throttle opening degree upper limit switching unit switches an upper limit... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130103235 - Creep control device and method for hybrid vehicle: Disclosed is a creep control system and method for a hybrid vehicle, which controls the driving of a motor according to the distance to a preceding vehicle in order to provide creep driving when the hybrid vehicle has come to a complete stop. In particular, driving information is detected and... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130103244 - Driving force control device for electric vehicle: Disclosed is a driving force control device that includes a determination section (12), a driving force command value calculation section (13), and a command value output section (14). The determination section (12) determines whether each of a plurality of motors (106), which independently drive a plurality of wheels (107), can... Agent:
20130103238 - Energy conservation systems and methods: Methods and systems are described for conserving energy used by an energy consuming device. In certain embodiments, an energy conservation system can be configured to deliver energy to the energy consuming device for a period, followed by a period where energy delivery is dampened and/or cut. By cycling the delivery... Agent: Fuel Saving Technologies, LLC
20130103242 - Hybrid vehicle control unit and control method: With a hybrid vehicle driven at extremely low speeds only by power from the electric motor, when a state-of-charge of the battery becomes equal to or smaller than a predetermined level or when a rotational speed required on the air conditioner compressor is less than a desired rotational speed, power... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
20130103234 - Method and apparatus for driveline noise control in a hybrid powertrain: A hybrid powertrain includes an engine and electric motors configured to transfer torque through a transmission. A method for controlling the hybrid powertrain includes determining a transition window associated with torque output of one of the electric motors coupled to an element of the transmission. A noise reduction control scheme... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130103237 - Method for operating drive control units in a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle: In a motor vehicle having two different drives, in particular an internal combustion engine and an electric drive, there are two control units for the respective drives and a leading control unit (Hybrid), which preferably controls the internal combustion engine and assigns torque to the individual drives when there are... Agent:
20130103236 - Use of smartphones, pocket size computers, tablets or other mobile personal computers as the main computer of computerized vehicles: This invention features a solution to use a pocket size pc, smartphone, or tablet or any other type of mobile personal computer as the main computer of a vehicle, in the highly computerized future vehicles. By connecting the smartphone/tablet/etc to the car interface, the phone/tablet/etc will become the brain of... Agent:
20130103239 - Vehicle and method of controlling the same: A vehicle includes: an engine; an electric motor connected to the engine via a gear; and a controller configured to perform control that includes at least one of increasing a rotational speed of the engine to a value that is equal to or higher than a given value and changing... Agent:
20130103241 - Vehicle control unit and control method: A control unit for use in a vehicle including an internal combustion engine, an electric motor, a battery that supplies electric power to the electric motor, and a transmission that transmits a driving force from at least one of the internal combustion engine and the electric motor to drive shafts... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
20130103247 - Apparatus and method for controlling work trajectory of construction equipment: The present disclosure relates to a apparatus and method for controlling work trajectory of construction equipment, and particularly, to a trajectory controlling device and a method for construction equipment, capable of automatically operating with the most suitable work trajectory at the point when an automated task is selected. The trajectory... Agent: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
20130103248 - Automatic warehouse and warehousing method into automatic warehouse: An automatic warehouse includes multiple guided vehicles disposed at different heights along a rack and a storage shelf with a hoist in line with the rack. The storage shelf includes an intra-shelf conveyor that stores articles, and multiple shelf frames configured to vertically pass the transportation surface of the intra-shelf... Agent:
20130103246 - Parking system having longitudinal and transverse guidance: A method in a parking system for supporting parking using a longitudinal guidance and a transverse guidance, and to such a parking system. The method includes: calculating a parking trajectory having at least one stopping point; detecting, independently of the driver's actions, that the calculated stopping point has been reached;... Agent:
20130103245 - Tracking foldable cart: A foldable cart assembly which is arranged to provide trackable transportation to a product or a person. The cart contains sensors and computer-controlled drive wheels to enable that cart assembly, when fully opened, to follow a safe path as directed by received electronic signals. That cart assembly is also tri-foldably... Agent: Ftr Systems, Inc
20130103249 - Method and system for dynamically positioning a vehicle relative to another vehicle in motion: A computer-implemented method is provided for automatically guiding a first vehicle to maintain a position relative to a second vehicle traveling in a given area. The method includes the steps of: (a) receiving location data on the first and second vehicles; (b) determining a legal travel path in the given... Agent: Jaybridge Robotics, Inc.
20130103250 - Dynamically reconfigurable code execution architecture for building diagnostic algorithms: Methods and apparatus are provided for building and executing reconfigurable algorithms in on-board environments which require pre-certification of the compiled code, such as avionics, flight control, and military applications. The code execution architecture includes a library of reusable function modules in the form of pre-compiled code blocks; an algorithm execution... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130103251 - Method for monitoring a pedestrian detecting device for a vehicle: A method is provided for monitoring a pedestrian detecting device for a vehicle, wherein an absorber is provided on a bumper of the vehicle. The absorber can deform in the event of a collision with a pedestrian. The deformation is transferred to a connecting element, and the connecting element actuates... Agent:
20130103252 - Method and device for recognizing a deviation of a yaw-rate signal of a yaw-rate sensor: A method for recognizing a deviation of a yaw-rate signal of a sensor of a vehicle is proposed which includes a step of receiving a piece of information regarding a linear acceleration of the vehicle, and a step of receiving the yaw-rate signal, which represents a yaw rate of the... Agent:
20130103253 - Vehicle diagnostic tool - utilizing volumetric efficiency: An analysis tool which extracts all the available parameter identifications (i.e. PIDS) from a vehicle's power train control module for diagnostic decisions. This is done by checking these PIDS and other information (e.g., calculated PIDS, Break Points, charts and algorithms) in three states; key on engine off, key on engine... Agent:
20130103255 - Monitoring system for trackbound goods or passengers transported in a railcar: A monitoring system for rail-borne transportation of goods or people in at least one car. The one or more cars may, for example, be railway cars or tram cars which are moved in the public rail system. The monitoring system according to the invention first of all includes a generator... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg
20130103254 - Ozone converting catalyst fault identification systems and methods: A system for a vehicle includes a conversion efficiency module, a threshold determination module, and a catalyst fault indication module. The conversion efficiency module generates an ozone conversion efficiency of a catalyst that converts ozone into oxygen based on a first amount of ozone in air measured upstream of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130103258 - Creation of cost function: Disclosed is a cost function that depends on at least a first term and a second term which have a mutual relationship between them. The cost function is also so configured that it is easy to expand to cover one or more further terms. The cost function is created such... Agent:
20130103256 - In-vehicle display apparatus: An in-vehicle display apparatus, which is coupled to a terminal device having a terminal display section, includes an in-vehicle display section equipped to a vehicle and a display controller. The display controller controls the in-vehicle display section to display a pseudo terminal display window, which indicates a terminal display window... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130103257 - Method and device for assisting a driver while driving a vehicle by detecting weather-related visibility limitations: The invention relates to a method for assisting a driver in driving a vehicle by detecting weather-related visibility limitations, wherein image data of the surroundings of the vehicle and of the windshield are generated by a camera that is directed toward the windshield.... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh
20130103259 - Vehicle suspension system and method of using the same: A system and method that may inspect an upcoming road segment and use that information to control certain aspects of a vehicle suspension system. In an exemplary embodiment, several cameras are used to evaluate an upcoming road segment and to provide road information to a control module so that damping... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130103260 - Methods and system for automatic user-configurable steering parameter control: A vehicle guidance system and method for automatically adjusting an amount of a user-configurable steering parameter applied to at least one steerable wheel of a vehicle. The vehicle guidance system may comprise a computing device for receiving a desired angle of the steerable wheel, measuring the actual angle of the... Agent: Agco Corporation
20130103262 - Vehicle steering apparatus: A vehicle steering apparatus for setting a target steering reaction force to be applied to a steering wheel on the basis of a steering angle and a vehicle speed and for performing reaction force control to apply the target steering reaction force, is provided with: a steering speed specifying device... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130103264 - Control apparatus for vehicle: A control apparatus for controlling a vehicle which is provided with a braking/driving force varying device capable of individually changing a braking/driving force acting on each of wheels (FL, FR, RL, RR) with respect to each wheel. The control apparatus includes a target state quantity setting device for setting a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130103263 - Vehicle stability control method and system: A vehicle stability control method is to be performed by a vehicle stability control system of a motor vehicle, and includes the steps of: detecting an actual yaw rate, and obtaining a plurality of detection values by detecting a vehicle speed and a steering wheel angle, and at least one... Agent: Automotive Research & Testing Center
20130103266 - Method for controlling position and/or speed: A method regulates the position and/or speed of a device which can be moved along a predefined course using an electric motor. The regulating operation is carried out continuously in such a manner that targeted fluctuation of the controlled variables of position and/or speed around their desired values is respectively... Agent: Audi Ag
20130103265 - Vehicle grille shutter: A method of acknowledging a presence of an individual relative to a vehicle having a grille opening includes detecting that the vehicle is stationary. The method also includes sensing the presence of the individual relative to the vehicle. The method additionally includes setting an adjustable shutter in motion in response... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130103268 - Automatic ground contact pressure system for pneumatic compactor: A ground contact pressure controller may be configured to automatically manage tire inflation pressure in a pneumatic compactor machine. The controller may determine a target tire inflation pressure for the machine according to the parameters of, inter alia, machine weight, number of tires on the machine, ground contact area of... Agent: Caterpillar Paving Products
20130103270 - Flow control system for a hydraulic pump of construction machinery: A flow control system of a hydraulic pump for a construction machine is provided, which can variably control a discharge flow rate of the hydraulic pump in accordance with load pressure generated by a hydraulic actuator such as a boom cylinder. According to the flow control system of a hydraulic... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab
20130103272 - Horsepower control system of a hybrid excavator and control method therefor: Disclosed are a horsepower control system for a hybrid excavator and a control method thereof which controls the driving of a generator driver or a swing motor driver with a swing power ratio of 1 and a hydraulic power ratio of 1 in a first operation mode, and with a... Agent: Volvo Construction Equipment Ab
20130103267 - Method of controlling braking in a vehicle: A braking control system includes sensors for detecting pressure applied to a brake pedal. The system can also include a pressure sensor capable of detecting the hydraulic pressure of the braking system. The system can also include a position sensor for detecting a position of the brake pedal. The pressure... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130103271 - Sensor unit system: A mobile construction device sensor unit system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a point-to-point radio ranging system coupled with a mobile construction device. A position determining component coupled with the point-to-point radio ranging system is configured for determining a position of the sensor unit in at least two dimensions based... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited
20130103269 - Visualization device: A device for visualizing control operations of an agricultural working machine includes a visualization device that visualizes at least one driving path to be traveled is assigned to the agricultural working machine. Control operations are stored in graphic images and the graphic images are displayed in the visualization device along... Agent:
20130103273 - Self-propelling construction machine: The invention relates to a self-propelling construction machine which has a chassis 1 which has wheels or crawler track units 1A, 1B. The construction machine according to the invention is distinguished by the fact that the gear mechanism system 6 for transmitting the drive power from the drive unit 5,... Agent: Wirtgen Gmbh
20130103274 - Method and device for controlling at least one driver assistance system of a vehicle and vehicle equipped therewith: The description relates to a method and a device for controlling at least one driver assistance system (82, 84, 86, 88) of a vehicle (60). The method comprises the following steps: emitting light (11) of at least one wavelength onto a road surface (1a) under the vehicle (60), detecting light... Agent: Wabco Gmbh
20130103275 - Coasting control device: A coasting control device for reducing uneasiness experienced by a driver when pressing a clutch pedal during coasting control. The device includes a clutch control unit that, when the clutch pedal is pressed during coasting control, controls an actuator to cause an amount of hydraulic oil that depends on the... Agent: Isuzu Motors Limited
20130103278 - Left-right wheel drive force distribution control apparatus for a vehicle: Upon determining than an over-steered state exits, a feedback control coefficient for a rear wheel total drive force is set to 0 and a feedback control coefficient for a rear wheel drive force difference is also set to 0 to impose a two-wheel drive state. As a result, it is... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130103276 - Method and apparatus for evaluating deceleration of a vehicle: In accordance with the present inventive concept, there is provided a method for evaluating deceleration of a vehicle. The method comprises: measuring a deceleration of the vehicle during a first time interval, estimating a speed of the vehicle at a first time instant in a second time interval, which is... Agent: Drivec Ab
20130103277 - Operating method for a motor vehicle comprising in particular an electronically controlled parking brake system: An operating method for a motor vehicle including an electronically controlled motor vehicle brake system, having an automated brake release function. A start-up request is determined electronically in an automated manner and subsequently at least one electronic command is transmitted to a parking brake actuating mechanism in order to release... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
20130103279 - Vehicle brake hydraulic pressure control apparatus and road surface friction coefficient estimating device: One embodiment provides a vehicle brake hydraulic controller including: an antilock braking controlling module configured to perform an antilock braking control in which a brake hydraulic pressure applied to wheel brakes is reduced under the condition that a slip-related amount has reached a pressure reduction threshold value; and a turning... Agent: Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
20130103280 - Method for determining a vehicle reference speed and brake system: A method for determining a vehicle reference speed (VREF) in a brake system of amotorized single-track vehicle (201), of a type having an anti-lock control system (203). The slip control (204) can be carried out at one wheel (VR) of the motor vehicle depending on the vehicle reference speed (VREF).... Agent: Continental Teve Ag & Co.ohg
20130103281 - Motorcycle traction control system: A traction control system for two and three wheeled motorcycles that prevents or limits the rear wheel(s) from slipping when the operator accelerates the vehicle. If the torque supplied by the motor exceeds the tractive force developed between the rear tire(s) and the road surface the rear tire(s) will slip... Agent: Sabertooth Motorcycles, LLC
20130103282 - System and method of controlling motor vehicle operation: The present disclosure provides a system and a method of controlling motor vehicle operation. The method may include: setting a creep torque as a minimum torque; setting a maximum torque as a sum of a maximum torque of an engine and a maximum torque of a motor; monitoring an acceleration... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130103283 - Digital filter for an event driven engine controller having a variable sample rate: A method of implementing a digital filter in an event driven engine controller configured to sample an analog signal at a sample rate dependent on a time interval between engine events such as the time interval between pulses from a crank sensor signal. Since the sample rate is variable, the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20130103284 - System for monitoring the coolant level and the temperature of an internal combustion engine: The present invention relates to a non-invasive engine guard system, which comprises: a) at least one ultrasonic sensor for providing data representing the cooling fluid level in a coolant hose, wherein said coolant hose connects between said engine and a radiator; b) a temperature sensor for monitoring” whether the temperature... Agent: El-sol Technologies Ltd.
20130103285 - Method and device for adapting a lambda control: A method for adapting a lambda control of an internal combustion engine having an exhaust gas probe disposed in an exhaust gas duct of the internal combustion engine as part of an exhaust gas monitoring system, wherein the adaptation is carried out on the basis of a comparison between a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130103286 - System and method for supplying fuel to an engine via multiple fuel paths: A system and method for supplying fuel to an engine is disclosed. In one example, a first controller supplies injector commands to a second controller via an asynchronous serial communication bus. The system may reduce the complexity of supplying two or more fuels to an engine.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20130103287 - Method for regulating a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine: A method for regulating a fuel injection system of an internal combustion engine includes outputting from a control unit an instruction to start an injection process of fuel through an injection valve, wherein during a determination of a time of the outputting of the instruction to start the injection process,... Agent:
20130103289 - Control device and control method for engine, engine starting device, and vehicle: An engine is driven by a starter including a pinion gear that can be engaged with a ring gear coupled to a crankshaft; an actuator causing, in a driven state, the pinion gear to be moved to a position where the pinion gear is engaged with the ring gear; and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130103288 - Vehicle start control device: A depression force of an accelerator pedal 2 is increased than a base depression force by a predetermined amount when an accelerator opening degree becomes a predetermined accelerator opening degree threshold value at which an engine speed necessary at a start of a vehicle can be obtained by a depression... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
20130103292 - Terminal apparatus for transmitting or receiving a signal including predetermined information: A modem unit receives a signal broadcasted by a base station apparatus. A storage unit extracts information included in the received signal and stores the extracted information. A detection unit detects a fact that the signal broadcasted by the base station apparatus is not received. A generation unit measures a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130103291 - Traffic signal cycle estimation device and traffic signal cycle estimation method: A traffic signal cycle estimation device 2 is provided, which includes a travel time acquisition unit 4 acquiring a traffic signal section travel time that is a time taken from the entrance of a vehicle into a predetermined traffic signal section that corresponds to a traffic signal until the vehicle... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130103290 - Transportation analytics employing timed fingerprint location information: The disclosed subject matter provides for traffic analysis employing timed fingerprint location information. In an aspect, TFL information can be associated with location characteristics for a UE. These location characteristics can describe the motion of the UE. As such, with proper analysis, the motion of the UE can be correlated... Agent: At&t Mobility Ii LLC
20130103294 - Method of displaying traffic congestion estimation: Disclosed is a method of displaying traffic congestion estimation including a step of detecting a transition state that exists when transitioning from a free flow in which a possibility (probability of occurrence) of an occurrence of traffic congestion is lower than a first set value, to a mixed flow in... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd
20130103293 - Navigation system with turn restriction mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: generating a travel trace for identifying a traffic direction flowing through an intersection; generating a trace count based on aggregating the plurality of the travel trace; calculating an expected turn count based on the trace count for estimating an out-edge traffic... Agent: Telenav, Inc.
20130103296 - Congestion estimation device: Disclosed is a congestion estimation device including a speed detection unit configured to detect a speed of a host vehicle and then outputting a speed detection result, an inter-vehicle distance detection unit configured to detect an inter-vehicle distance between the host vehicle and other vehicle and then outputting an inter-vehicle... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130103295 - Method of traffic congestion estimation: Disclosed is a method of traffic congestion estimation including a speed detection step of detecting speed of a vehicle in a predetermined period of time and outputting the detection result; a frequency analysis step of analyzing a frequency of the result of the speed detection and outputting the power spectrum;... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130103297 - Methods and systems for displaying a taxi clearance: Methods and systems are provided for completing and displaying a taxi clearance for an aircraft at an airport. One exemplary method involves receiving an input taxi clearance including a first taxi path of a plurality of taxi paths at the airport and a second taxi path of the plurality of... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130103299 - Apparatus for monitoring vicinity of a vehicle: Category determination is performed on an object candidate extracted from a captured image after an exclusion process is performed in advance. In the exclusion process, a distance from a vehicle to the object candidate is calculated based on a size of the object candidate in a current image, a moved... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130103298 - Methods and systems for precise vehicle localization using radar maps: A method for determining a location of a vehicle. The method includes steps of acquiring a plurality of sensor data from a radar sensor associated with the vehicle; obtaining an approximate location of the vehicle using a GPS unit; comparing the sensor data to a database of geo-referenced sensor data;... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130103300 - Method and apparatus for predicting a travel time and destination before traveling: An approach is provided for providing driving assistant services to a user before, during, and after the user starts traveling. Specifically, a personal travel pattern associated with a device, the user of a device, or a combination thereof is processed to determine at least one prediction of a time that... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130103302 - Electronic map creation process: An electronic map generation process is provided comprising the steps of: 1) Obtaining a local electronic map via a communication system, the local electronic map having been generated by a horizon generator in a vehicle and output to the communication system, the horizon generator having used a source electronic map... Agent:
20130103301 - Methods and systems for creating maps with radar-optical imaging fusion: A method of mapping a space using a combination of radar scanning and optical imaging. The method includes steps of providing a measurement vehicle having a radar system and an image acquisition system attached thereto; aligning a field of view of the radar system with a field of view of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130103304 - Navigation device: Disclosed is a navigation device which extracts an entrance and exit section which exists ahead of a vehicle and in which a vehicle is permitted to make a lane change between an HOV lane and a normal lane on the basis of information about the position of the vehicle and... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130103303 - Three dimensional routing: One or more systems, devices, and/or methods for three dimensional routing are disclosed. For example, one embodiment includes receiving image data selected based on a viewer perspective from a memory. The image data is correlated with a depthmap generated from an optical distancing system and correlated with route data calculated... Agent:
20130103305 - System for the navigation of oversized vehicles: A system for identifying a route to be traveled by an oversized vehicle. The system includes a measurement vehicle having at least one sensor attached thereto, wherein the measurement vehicle travels one or more potential routes on a roadway, and a controller in communication with the at least one sensor.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130103306 - Navigation system, terminal apparatus, navigation server, navigation apparatus, navigation method, and computer program product: A navigation device providing an operation screen that enables a user to select an arbitrary place that is present in a photographed image as an input unit of data search conditions and accurately performing a data search for a place selected on the operation screen in an easy manner. The... Agent: Navitime Japan Co., Ltd.
20130103307 - Method, system and apparatus for determining geofence data based on estimated time of arrival: An apparatus, method, and system for determining geofence data based on estimated time of arrival are provided. At a computing device, geofence data is determined, wherein geographic boundaries associated with the geofence data are based on a given estimated time of arrival (ETA) from one of the given location and... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130103308 - Systems and methods for improved augmentation for gps calculations: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and computer program products for providing improved augmentation for GPS calculations. In general, various embodiments of the invention involve using a plurality of GPS devices associated with stationary objects associated with a common carrier's delivery network and the common carrier's delivery... Agent: Glenview Properties LLC
20130103309 - Emergency guiding system and server: An emergency guiding system includes an emergency guiding server and a portable device. The emergency guiding server includes a guiding scheme determination unit producing a guiding scheme in response to an emergency, a route providing unit producing a recommended route to reach a particular target according to the last guiding... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130103310 - Information processing device, display control method, a program, and an information storage medium: Provided is an information processing device that provides a user with a trajectory of positions calculated by positioning unit in a user-friendly way without displaying a map. The device includes a positioning section (60) repeatedly calculates a position, a position coordinate storage section (62) that stores a plurality of positions... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20130103311 - Route information providing device, route information providing method, program, and information recording medium: In order to make a user intuitively recognize labor of traveling on a route, a map information providing server (10) stores map data including an undulation of an actual topography, stores information on first routes each containing one or more routes from a point, as a start point, corresponding to... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.
20130103312 - System, apparatus and method for mapping: The present invention provides a novel apparatus and method for mapping of urban regions. An apparatus includes the remote sensing equipment that is connected to a computer processor. The remote sensing equipment gathers imaging data about an urban region. The computer processor interprets the imaging data to generate a map... Agent: 1626628 Ontario Limited
20130103313 - Devices and methods for comparing and selecting alternative navigation routes: Devices, methods, and machine-readable media to facilitate intuitive comparison and selection of calculated navigation routes are disclosed. An electronic device for navigation includes a touch-sensitive screen and a processing module for displaying a map, calculating a number or navigation routes simultaneously on the touch-sensitive screen, and receiving a selection of... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130103314 - Systems and methods for printing maps and directions: This is directed to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for printing maps and directions. In response to receiving an instruction to print directions, a device can define a layout optimized to show the route to travel, along with distinct steps that correspond to the route. The layout can include a... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130103315 - Navigation system with location estimation mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: generating a navigation route for displaying on a device; estimating a public display location along the navigation route; and scheduling a location-based notification to be presented at the public display location and prior to traversing the navigation route.... Agent: Telenav, Inc.Previous industry: Data processing: generic control systems or specific applications
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