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Data processing: vehicles, navigation, and relative location

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02/05/2015 > 74 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.

20150039154 - Method, system and apparatus for reducing the effect of inertial sensor's error in a vehicular navigation: In the present disclosure, an error in the velocity and position computed from a three dimensional IMU measurement is reduced confined by computing an auxiliary speed in a drive direction of a vehicle from an angular velocity measurement and a lateral acceleration measurement. The auxiliary speed is then compared with... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20150039155 - Methods for generating an item of information for indicating an airborne state for a vehicle and method for detecting an airborne state of a vehicle: A method is described for generating an item of information for indicating an airborne state for a vehicle. The method has a step of receiving a rotational speed signal which represents a rotational speed of at least one drive wheel of the vehicle. The method also has a step of... Agent:

20150039156 - Vehicle travel control apparatus: The vehicle travel control apparatus allows a subject vehicle to travel on the basis of a predetermined set speed, controls the travel of the subject vehicle according to a situation around the subject vehicle, calculates a subject vehicle travel side virtual lane on which the subject vehicle can travel on... Agent:

20150039158 - Determination of remote control operator position: A system and method for controlling a work machine system having a work machine and work tool. Operational characteristics of both the work machine and work tool are configured by a machine controller based upon the type of work tool attached to the work machine, the operating environment of the... Agent:

20150039157 - Monitoring, diagnostic and tracking tool for autonomous mobile robots: A system and method are provided for managing and prioritizing for action fleets of mobile robots deployed at various locations. The system/method includes a plurality of homebase servers, each corresponding to a different location, with each of the homebase servers receiving operational parameter data (representing operational and navigational issues experienced... Agent:

20150039160 - Aircraft including a system for measuring pressure, and an associated method: a system (34) on board the aircraft, which system is suitable for determining a pressure measurement firstly from the transmitted signal and secondly from a position of the pressure sensor (22) relative to the aircraft (10). Pressure is measured dynamically while the aircraft is climbing or descending.... Agent:

20150039159 - Hard landing detection and orientation control: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to obtaining, by a device, data associated with an aircraft, processing, by the device, the data, determining, by the device, that the aircraft is likely to impact an object with a probability greater than a threshold within a second threshold amount of time based... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20150039161 - Tethered gyroglider control systems: A flight control system for at least one tethered gyroglider along a flight path consistent with at least one flight mission is configured to fly the gyroglider within a portfolio of winds, managing an interaction between portfolios of at least four envelopes including wind, gyroglider performance, flight and base station.... Agent:

20150039165 - Bicycle control apparatus: A bicycle control apparatus is basically provided for controlling a bicycle having a drive assistance electric motor. The bicycle control apparatus includes a manual drive force detector, a state detector and a controller. The manual drive force detector is configured to detect a manual drive force. The state detector is... Agent:

20150039167 - Control device for hybrid vehicle: A control device of a hybrid vehicle including an electric motor and an engine as drive force sources, the hybrid vehicle being configured to execute engine running using the engine as the drive force source for running and motor running using the electric motor as the drive force source for... Agent:

20150039172 - Hybrid drive behicle control method and system: A hybrid drive vehicle control method for a hybrid drive vehicle is provided. The hybrid drive vehicle includes a prime mover, drive wheels, a hybrid mechanism having an energy storage device, and an electrical controller. In accordance with the method, a prime mover reference command corresponding to a torque output... Agent:

20150039169 - Hybrid vehicle controller and method of controlling a hybrid vehicle: The invention relates to a controller (140) for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), the controller (140) being operable to control a HEV to assume a HEV mode of operation in which each of a plurality of actuators (121, 123) of a HEV is controlled to assume a prescribed operational state,... Agent:

20150039163 - Methods and apparatus to control a dual function work machine: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for controlling power for a work machine. An example method disclosed herein includes identifying an energy storage level of an energy storage device; identifying a transmission setting of the work machine; and determining whether to control a function of the work machine using power from... Agent: Deere & Company

20150039162 - System and method of power management for a hybrid vehicle: A system and method of managing power in a hybrid vehicle are provided. The system includes an engine, first and second electronic power components, a power storage device, and a controller. The power storage device is configured to supply a power output to the second electronic power component necessary for... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150039168 - Vehicle control apparatus: Disclosed is a vehicle control apparatus which can execute a start-up control for improving acceleration performance at the time of starting an internal combustion engine during the running of a hybrid vehicle. When a hybrid ECU determines that a predetermined time has not yet elapsed after termination of the start-up... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150039170 - Vehicle driving device: A vehicle driving device includes: a rotating electrical machine; a first shaft and a second shaft respectively connected to a drive shaft; and a differential mechanism including a rotation component connected to the rotating electrical machine, a rotation component connected to the first shaft, and a rotation component connected to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150039171 - Vehicle having independently driven and controlled right and left drive wheels: A self-propelled vehicle includes a maneuvering unit, a drive unit including first and second drive sections, which are driven and controlled by drive wheel control commands, a drive wheel unit including left and right drive wheels driven by the first and second drive sections, respectively, at least one caster wheel... Agent:

20150039166 - Vehicle with an anti-lock brake system and a method for braking a vehicle: In order to achieve a vehicle wheel (10) slip relative to a roadway (12) while braking the vehicle, said slip being as advantageous as possible, the rotational speed (w) of the wheel (10) can be actively reduced by an ABS by means of a braking intervention and passively allowed to... Agent:

20150039164 - Work vehicle: A work vehicle is provided with a traveling motor, and includes a first control unit generating a speed command value for controlling the motor and changing the speed command value according to passage of time when an opening of an accelerator that adjusts a traveling speed is larger than 0,... Agent:

20150039173 - Method and appratus for causing an adjustment in parking position for vehicles: An approach is provided for processing and/or facilitating a processing of sensor information associated with one or more parked vehicles to determine one or more parking conditions, wherein at least one subset of the one or more parked vehicles is configured with one or more automatic movement systems. The approach... Agent: Here Global B.v.

20150039174 - Vehicular communication device and communication management system: Unique vehicle-identifying information, such as a VIN, for distinguishing or identifying a vehicle is stored in advance in a vehicle-identifying-information storing section. A vehicle-running-state information storing section collects and stores various pieces of vehicle-running-state information relevant to an operating state of airbag system and the like during a running of... Agent:

20150039175 - Vehicle operations monitoring: A computer in a vehicle is programmed to, during operation of the vehicle, identify data from one or more data collectors related to at least one stability event of the vehicle; determine a mitigation factor related to each at least one event; and determine a driving score for a driver... Agent:

20150039176 - Diagnostic tool with parts ordering system: A graphical user interface is provided that can be used on a diagnostic too. The graphical user interface allows a technician to operate various functions of the diagnostic tool including searching for additional information on the Internet, receiving weather information that is relevant to certain diagnostic tests, and displaying in... Agent:

20150039177 - Maintenance systems and methods for use in analyzing maintenance data: Methods and maintenance systems for use in analyzing data related to maintenance of at least one vehicle are disclosed. One example method includes retrieving, by a computing device, a plurality of diagnostic entries associated with at least one fault message from a database of diagnostic entries, each diagnostic entry including... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150039178 - Resistance estimation apparatus, energy estimation apparatus, system, method and program: According to one embodiment, a resistance estimation apparatus includes a first detection unit, a second detection unit, a third detection unit and a first calculation unit. The first detection unit detects, as an output value, an output of a driving source of a vehicle. The second detection unit detects, as... Agent:

20150039179 - Agricultural equipment fluid delivery system: Provided is agricultural equipment for delivering fluid to a field. The agricultural equipment includes a system having a plurality of flow indicator sensors for providing an output indicative of whether or not fluid is flowing through the sensors above or below a prescribed rate and an indicator panel for providing... Agent:

20150039180 - Controller apparatus and sensors for a vehicle door handle: In a vehicle door assembly, controllers processes signals from an extension force sensor and a retraction force sensor to control a door handle. As a motor retracts the handle, a swing arm in the vehicle door presses against the retraction force sensor causing the handle controller to stop the motor.... Agent: Tesla Motors, Inc.

20150039182 - Method for decoupling a power take-off of a motor vehicle transmission while driving a motor vehicle: A method of decoupling a power take-off drive of a motor vehicle transmission during travel of a motor vehicle in which a form-locking shift element of the power take-off drive is controlled for disengaging the power take-off drive. To implement reliable decoupling without interrupting travel of the motor vehicle, if... Agent:

20150039181 - Motor vehicle electronic computer comprising a robust peripheral, associated motor vehicle: A motor vehicle electronic computer (10), includes: an electrical power supply device (11) supplying a first regulated electrical voltage V1 and a second regulated electrical voltage V2 greater than V1; control peripherals (13) of the vehicle actuators (30); and a processor (12) connected to the first electrical voltage source, controlling... Agent: Continental Automotive France

20150039183 - Enhanced crosswind compensation: A device may estimate crosswind by a vehicle controller according to driver steering inputs indicative of driver intention and crosswind disturbance inputs indicative of a potential crosswind condition. The device may, if the estimated crosswind exceeds a predetermined threshold, utilize the vehicle controller to correct the crosswind condition to reduce... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150039184 - System for reducing roll and pitch in a moving vehicle: A vehicle is disclosed designed for traveling on a traveling surface. The vehicle comprises a detection means for detecting irregularities in the traveling surface. From the detected irregularities in the traveling surface a first kinematic effect is calculated that is being exerted, or about to be exerted, on a support... Agent: Floor Master

20150039186 - Driving assistance device: In a driving assistance device 1, when an execution determination unit 12 determines that a driving assistance unit 11 performs driving assistance, a consciousness degradation determination unit 13 performs control such that a warning unit 9 is less likely to issue a warning than that when the driving assistance is... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150039185 - Parking operation control apparatus and control method thereof: Disclosed are a parking operation control apparatus and a control method thereof. The apparatus includes a first sensing unit to sense current wheel speed of an automobile in a parking release mode or a current front-wheel speed of the automobile in a parking operation mode, a first controller to receive... Agent:

20150039188 - Passive load and active velocity based flow compensation for a hydraulic tractor hitch: A hitch on a vehicle is raised and lowered by a hydraulic actuator controlled by an electrically operated valve. A control system receives a command that indicates a designated velocity and uses the command to operate the valve. Based on a reference external force exerted on the hitch, the control... Agent:

20150039189 - Shovel control method and shovel control device: A shovel control method includes performing a plane position control or a height control of an end attachment by an operation of one lever. The plane position control is performed while maintaining a height of the end attachment. The height control is performed while maintaining a plane position of the... Agent:

20150039187 - System and method for controlling a drive unit of a work machine during an idle state: The present disclosure provides a method of controlling a drive speed of a drive unit powering a work machine. The method includes determining if a control switch is in an enabled position and detecting if a control mechanism is moved within a defined period of time to operate the machine... Agent:

20150039190 - System and method for controlling the amount of torque provided to wheels of a vehicle to improve drivability: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an axle torque determination module, an engine torque determination module, and an engine torque control module. The axle torque determination module determines an axle torque request based on a driver input and a vehicle speed. The engine torque determination... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150039191 - Deceleration control system for a vehicle: A system for decelerating a hybrid vehicle, the system includes a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a brake pedal, an accelerator pedal, a sensor for detecting a vehicle deceleration, a memory for storing a target deceleration corresponding to a coasting deceleration of the vehicle, and a processor. When the brake pedal... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20150039193 - System and method for controlling the amount of torque provided to wheels of a vehicle to prevent unintended acceleration: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an axle torque determination module, an engine torque determination module, a torque security module, and an engine torque control module. The axle torque determination module determines an axle torque request based on a driver input and a vehicle speed.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150039192 - Wide open throttle guard for a vehicle for high elevation changes: A system for improving performance of a hybrid vehicle at higher elevations. The system includes a plurality of wheels, an engine, an altitude sensor, a transmission, a memory for storing target engine speeds, and a processor. The engine provides a torque to the plurality of wheels through the transmission, based... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20150039194 - Vehicle shift control device: A shift control device for a vehicle which includes an automatic transmission disposed in a driving system from a driving source, and a shift controller configured to perform a shill control of the automatic transmission, the shift control device includes: the shift controller being configured to retain a start of... Agent:

20150039195 - Continuously variable transmission: Inventive embodiments are directed to components, subassemblies, systems, and/or methods for continuously variable accessory drives (CVAD). In one embodiment, a skew-based control system is adapted to facilitate a change in the ratio of a CVAD. In another embodiment, a skew-based control system includes a skew actuator coupled to a carrier... Agent:

20150039196 - Detection of an exhausting clutch in a neutral idle-equipped transmission: A transmission assembly for a vehicle includes a transmission and a controller. The transmission includes an input member, at least one clutch and gear set, and an output member. The input member receives an input torque from an engine. The output member receives an output torque from the clutch and... Agent:

20150039197 - Method for determining a filling quantity: The invention relates to a method for determining the filling quantity in the actuating system of a clutch arrangement (10) which has a forward clutch (12) and a reverse clutch (14) for a respective connection of an input shaft (16) to an output shaft (18) for drive purposes. A first... Agent:

20150039198 - Driving force control device of vehicle: A driving force control device of a vehicle is provided which is configured to calculate a required braking force on the basis of an amount of pressure applied to a brake operating mechanism, which is operated for deceleration by a driver, and to control a braking force of a power... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150039199 - Vehicle control device, and vehicle control method: A vehicle control device includes a sensor and a controller. The sensor detects wheel speed. The controller estimates an amount of pitch motion made by a vehicle based on information in a prescribed frequency range of wheel speed detected by the sensor. The controller control friction brakes so as to... Agent:

20150039200 - Method and device for communicating true runway braking performance using data from the flight data management systems of landed aircraft: A computer network for calculating a value for the true braking coefficient of friction for an aircraft runway or taxiway using data from one or more aircraft's flight data recorders or flight data management systems, and reporting the calculated value information to individuals and agencies including air traffic control, airport... Agent: Aviation Safety Technologies, LLC

20150039201 - Method of controlling a differential lock: A method of controlling a differential lock. The method may include determining a target point for disengaging the differential lock and disengaging the differential lock when the vehicle reaches the target point.... Agent: Arvinmeritor Technology, LLC

20150039202 - Vehicle exterior environment recognition device: A vehicle exterior environment recognition device includes a traffic light identifying module that identifies one or more traffic lights located ahead of a vehicle, and traffic light colors of the traffic lights, and a control input identifying module that identifies, when multiple traffic lights exist, traffic lights to be used... Agent:

20150039203 - Vehicle speed control apparatus and method: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for controlling the speed of a vehicle comprising: during a pulse phase of cruise control, applying engine torque to raise speed, the amount and duration of which being responsive to engine speed; and during a glide phase of cruise control, discontinuing engine combustion.... Agent:

20150039205 - Method for operating a forced-induction internal combustion engine with variable compression: In a method for operating a forced-induction internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle with variable compression, provision is made that the variable compression is pilot-controlled in such a way that a selected compression is established as a function of combustion efficiency and of the mechanical stress on components of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150039204 - Output circuit for an engine control device, and monitoring method for such a circuit: An engine control device (2) of a motor vehicle includes: a control device (6) with elements for generating a control signal; and at least one output circuit (8) including: an input (14) intended to receive a control signal generated by the control device (6), and an output (16) connected to... Agent:

20150039206 - Calibration systems and methods for model predictive controllers: A tangible computer readable medium of a vehicle includes object code referencing a plurality of variables, the object code for: identifying sets of possible target values based on air and exhaust setpoints for an engine; generating predicted parameters based on a model of the engine and the sets of possible... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150039207 - Method and apparatus for estimating an alcohol concentration in an alcohol fuel mixture supplied to an internal combustion engine: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for estimating an alcohol concentration in an alcohol fuel mixture supplied to an internal combustion engine, wherein the operation of the internal combustion engine supplied with the alcohol fuel mixture is operated in a stoichiometric condition, a first parameter is... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20150039209 - Diagnostic system and diagnostic method for internal combustion engine: An internal combustion engine includes a variable mechanism that changes a working angle of an intake valve. A controller diagnoses whether there is an abnormality that an intake air amount reduces during idle operation. The controller changes an abnormality determination threshold for diagnosing an abnormality on the basis of a... Agent:

20150039208 - System and method for controlling air flow through an engine based on a fuel injection duration limit: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a desired injection duration module, a fuel control module, and a throttle control module. The desired injection duration module determines a desired injection duration. The fuel control module compares the desired injection duration to an injection duration limit and... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150039213 - Method and apparatus for autonomous movement of a parked motor vehicle: A method and an apparatus for autonomous movement of a parked motor vehicle out of a parking space in which it is blocking an entranceway to a facility such as private driveway. A method has the following steps: is parked in a blocking position blocking relative to an entranceway, detecting... Agent:

20150039211 - Method and system for parking assistance for a vehicle: A method and system for parking assistance for a vehicle, wherein the parking of said vehicle on a parking space at least partly occupied by a second vehicle is enabled by transmitting a maneuver request to the second vehicle. The method includes the steps of: allocating a priority to the... Agent:

20150039210 - Route calculating method, route acquisition method or terminal for same: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed for calculating the route of a journey (trip) identified by an origin and a destination using traffic information on a terminal, wherein the method comprises the steps of: receiving updated traffic information relating to a first route, while... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150039212 - Vehicle exterior environment recognition device: A vehicle exterior environment recognition device includes a traveling path predicting module that predicts a traveling path on which a vehicle travels, based on a current traveling condition of the vehicle, a traveling path restricting module that restricts the predicted traveling path in the width direction of the vehicle, according... Agent:

20150039214 - System and method for monitoring and updating speed-by-street data: System and method for identifying speeding violations, comprising determining a current speed and a current location of a vehicle, determining a posted speed limit for the current location from a speed-by-street database, comparing the current speed of the vehicle to the posted speed limit, and evaluating whether the current speed... Agent:

20150039215 - Online optimal refueling management: A method and system for remotely determining real-time operating fuel efficiencies based on dynamic operating characteristics of a vehicle to generate an optimal refueling management approach for the vehicle by providing refueling locations and associated refueling amounts for each refueling location, to achieve improved vehicle fuel economy, is provided.... Agent: Cummins Inc.

20150039216 - Method for determining the axle load of a vehicle: Disclosed is a method for determining the axle load of a vehicle (10) having at least two tires on an axle. During cornering, the axle load is determined from a difference between wheel speeds at a wheel on the inside of the bend and wheel speeds at a wheel on... Agent:

20150039217 - Computing a similarity measure over moving object trajectories: Methods and arrangements for measuring similarity with respect to moving object trajectories. First and second moving object trajectories are input, each trajectory being defined by at least two spatial dimensions and a temporal dimension. At least one segment is defined with respect to each trajectory, each segment being defined between... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150039218 - Systems and methods for adaptive vehicle sensing systems: An adaptive sensing system is configured to acquire sensor data pertaining to objects in the vicinity of a land vehicle. The adaptive sensing system may be configured to identify objects that are at least partially obscured by other objects and, in response, the adaptive sensing system may be configured to... Agent:

20150039220 - Method and apparatus for improved navigation of a moving platform: A navigation module and method for providing an INS/GNSS navigation solution for a moving platform, comprising a receiver for receiving absolute navigational information from an external source (e.g., such as a satellite), means for obtaining speed or velocity information and an assembly of self-contained sensors capable of obtaining readings (e.g.,... Agent:

20150039219 - Navigation device: A navigation device, when a vehicle travels through an area in which the use of an ETC device provided in the vehicle is not possible, can prevent that vehicle from being guided along an ETC device utilization rout. The navigation device sets, for each area, whether or not the use... Agent: Alpine Electronics, Inc.

20150039221 - 3d sonar display with semi-transparent shading: A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water. The memory element stores sonar data for a plurality of bodies of water. The... Agent:

20150039222 - Marine navigation device with improved contour lines: A marine navigation device comprises a location determining element, a display, a memory element, and a processing element. The location determining element determines a current geolocation of a marine vessel on a first body of water. The display displays a map representation. The memory element stores digital elevation model data... Agent:

20150039223 - Navigation device and server device: An object of the present invention is to provide a navigation device and a server device that are able to calculate an optimal route reflecting the user's intention in a case where a new site is added after a route to a destination is set. The navigation device of the... Agent:

20150039224 - Method and apparatus for detecting and sharing vehicle location: An approach is provided for providing a service that determines a vehicle's location without user interaction when the vehicle is incapable of updating its current location. A location platform determines a first set of dead reckoning data associated with a vehicle from a first point to a second point within... Agent: Here Global B.v.

20150039225 - Systems, apparatus and methods for delivery of location-oriented information: An augmented reality guiding system for delivery of location-oriented information, including a location server, a database coupled to the location server, and at least one mobile locating device. The database is configured to store target information relating to target points of interest. Each mobile locating device has a positioning module,... Agent:

20150039226 - Indoor positioning system: An indoor positioning system and method of localizing a person/object in an indoor environment by identifying the orientation and direction of a person/object to provide a true location of the person/object without navigation errors. The system comprises magnets disposed on a doorway to create a unique magnetic field; a wireless... Agent:

20150039227 - System and method for providing surrounding area search result: Provided is a system and method for providing a surrounding area search result. A search system may include a searcher configured to search for a reference location in response to a nearby point of interest (POI) search request based on the reference location, and to search for POIs located around... Agent:

  
01/29/2015 > 88 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories.

20150032289 - Method for detecting traffic jams using a wireless vehicle to vehicle communication system: A method for queue recognition by wireless vehicle to vehicle communication includes: checking a relevance for surrounding vehicles from which an ego vehicle receives messages by a comparison with relevance criteria and establishing a relevance if the relevance criteria are satisfied; selecting the speed and position values that are associated... Agent:

20150032290 - Movement trajectory generator: A movement trajectory generator that generates a movement trajectory of a vehicle is provided, which includes traveling environment recognition means for recognizing a traveling environment, movement strategy generation means for generating movement strategies for positioning in a road area according to the traveling environment that is recognized by the traveling... Agent:

20150032288 - System and method for warning of a possible collision of a motor vehicle with an object: A system and method for warning of a possible collision of a motor vehicle with an object is disclosed. The system includes sensors configured to monitor a driving path of the motor vehicle, and a warning unit configured to initiate a safety-related action when an object has been detected within... Agent:

20150032287 - Tire load sensing system: A vehicle tire load sensing system includes distance sensors mounted on the vehicle near each tire. The distance sensors generate distance signals representing a distance from the sensor to a track that is left in the soil during forward vehicle travel. Pressure sensors generate tire pressure signals. A temperature sensor... Agent: Deere & Company

20150032292 - Controller for, and method of, operating a sensor cleaning system: A control system for a vehicle sensor cleaning system is provided. The control system includes: a microcontroller configured to: receive inputs including at least one input from any one of the following sources: sensors, other controllers, and an operator; determine whether a signal to actuate a cleaning system for a... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150032294 - Interactive vehicles: A vehicle for use in an amusement ride, and an amusement ride comprising at least two such vehicles, the or each vehicle comprising a driver, a motive power source, a transmitter adapted to interact with a receiver mounted on another vehicle, a receiver adapted to interact with a transmitter mounted... Agent:

20150032291 - Peripheral access devices and sensors for use with vehicle telematics devices and systems: A telematics method and system includes, and uses, a telematics device with a controller in communication with a diagnostic system configured to receive diagnostic information from a host vehicle; a position-locating system configured to determine location information of the host vehicle; a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and receive information... Agent:

20150032293 - System and method for remote control of unmanned vehicles: An open architecture control system is provided that may be used for remote and semi-autonomous operation of commercial off the shelf (COTS) and custom robotic systems, platforms, and vehicles to enable safer neutralization of explosive hazards and other services. In order to effectively deal with rapidly evolving threats and highly... Agent:

20150032296 - Avionics system adapted for employing smartphone to input-output flight data: A system and method configured to monitor aircraft flight performance data. The system includes a wireless transmitter in data communication with an avionics system of the aircraft, a portable wireless transceiver associated with the wireless transmitter, and a wireless database associated with the wireless transmitter. The method includes sensing flight... Agent:

20150032297 - Electronic flight test card: An electronic flight test card for testing a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) design is provided. The flight test card comprises: a module comprising a list of tests to be performed, each test linked to a requirement for a system or subsystem of the UAV; an interface for communicating with the... Agent: Micropilot Inc.

20150032295 - Visual localization of unmanned aerial vehicles based on marker detection and processing: A method for locating markers in an image captured by a mobile device moving about an operating space. The method includes preprocessing an image to generate a set of image data, locating fixed features of markers by tracing edges of the fixed features, and extracting variable data payloads of each... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20150032298 - Aircraft flight deck displays and systems and methods for displaying integrated minimum safe altitude and minimum vectoring altitude information on a display device in an aircraft: A method is provided for displaying integrated minimum vectoring and safe altitude information on a display device in an aircraft. The method comprises displaying a graphical representation of a safe altitude sector and a vectoring altitude sector on the display device, and displaying a graphical representation of the aircraft on... Agent:

20150032299 - Autonomous and automatic landing method and system: A system and method are disclosed for automatic landing of an aircraft on a landing runway, including an on-board video camera intended to take images of the ground, image processor to extract from these images visual features of the landing runway, guidance system determining guidance commands of the aircraft to... Agent:

20150032300 - Device for determining location information and inertial primary references for an aircraft: Device for determining location information, primary references consolidated for an aircraft, comprising a chain for determining location information comprising means for measuring radionavigation data, suitable means for consolidating, suitable means for computing parameters and suitable means for consolidating the parameters. The device also comprises a chain for determining inertial primary... Agent: Thales

20150032303 - Apparatus and method for power production, control, and/or telematics, suitable for use with locomotives: A power system housed in one or more modules or containers may be located as a unitary structure where desired, for example secured to a locomotive platform, allowing easy retrofits. A control subsystem may maintain an RPM of a prime mover at minimum that still provides an expected level of... Agent:

20150032302 - Rail vehicle braking device and method for braking a rail vehicle: A rail vehicle braking device has at least one electrodynamic brake, which comprises a drive unit, which has at least one drive motor and a power supply unit for supplying the drive motor when the drive unit is in a traction mode. The rail vehicle braking device has at least... Agent:

20150032301 - Two tiered energy storage for a mobile vehicle: A method of storing energy produced by a mobile vehicle is disclosed. The method may include receiving information on a vehicle trip profile. An electrical mode of a traction motor configured for propelling the vehicle may be changed from a motor mode where the traction motor receives electrical power to... Agent: Electro-motive Diesel, Inc.

20150032304 - Apparatus, method and computer readable media for calculating status, and movable body: A status calculating apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes three or more antennas disposed at different positions on a movable body, each antenna receiving positioning signals, correlators for calculating carrier wave phase differences for every antenna based on correlation of the positioning signals with a replica signal, carrier wave phase... Agent:

20150032306 - Dynamic load compensation: The present invention relates to a system for reducing load and frequency variations in the power distribution of a dynamically positioned vessel. The system comprising a consumer load control being connected to at least one power generator and at least one thruster, the consumer load control being adapted to monitor... Agent:

20150032305 - Rotation and translation control system for vessels: A marine propulsion control system for controlling a set of propulsion units carried, by a hull of a vessel is based on the recognition that simultaneous control of yaw and sway movements can be achieved through a control system for a set of propulsion units where two propulsion units achieve... Agent: Cpac Systems Ab

20150032316 - Control device and control method for automatic transmission: A control device for a hybrid vehicle automatic transmission. The hybrid vehicle being capable of EV travel in which drive wheels are driven by only a rotary electric machine with the internal combustion engine stopped. The control device having an electric oil pump control device to drive an electric oil... Agent:

20150032317 - Control device of hybrid vehicle: An ECU serving as a control device of a hybrid vehicle including an engine; a first motor generator and a second motor generator capable of generating power and generating regenerative power; and a battery configured to supply and receive power to and from the first motor generator and the second... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150032318 - Determination and display of expected range of vehicle having electric traction motor: A vehicle having at least an electric traction motor and a passenger cabin includes a controller. The controller has a memory storing an expected range routine and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to execute the expected range routine. An expected range for the vehicle is... Agent:

20150032308 - Diesel engine steady state and transient hybrid optimization: A method for selecting an engine operating point in a multi-mode powertrain system includes monitoring a desired axle torque based on an operator torque request and vehicle speed. For each available combustion mode of the diesel engine, engine torque and speed ranges are received and a plurality of fuel losses... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150032309 - Engine speed control apparatus and method for a hybrid vehicle: A vehicle powertrain system has an engine, a damper and an electric machine configured to be selectively mechanically coupled with the engine via damper. The vehicle powertrain system also has at least one controller programmed to filter a frequency content of a speed or torque command for the electric machine... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150032307 - Fuel tank isolation valve control: Methods and systems for controlling a fuel tank isolation valve coupled to a fuel tank in a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, in response to a refuel request, actuating a fuel tank isolation valve to vent a fuel tank for refueling; and, in response to... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150032314 - Hybrid work machine and method of controlling auto-stop of engine for the same: A hybrid hydraulic excavator includes an engine, a generator motor, a capacitor, a cooling system being configured to cool the capacitor, and a controller. The cooling system includes a circulation mechanism being configured to circulate a cooling water, and a cooler being configured to cool the cooling water with output... Agent:

20150032313 - Method and means for contactor monitoring in electric vehicle supply equipment: In one implementation, a method is provided for contactor monitoring and control in electric vehicle supply equipment, which includes updating an open error count and a close error count based on a detected condition of the contactor. The method also includes determining a detected state of the contactor by comparing... Agent: Aerovironment, Inc.

20150032312 - Method and system for connecting/disconnecting an electric vehicle to/from a charging terminal: The invention relates to a method for connecting/disconnecting an electric vehicle to/from a charging terminal, which includes at least one sensor arranged to detect the state of at least one element of said charging terminal, said method including at least one iteration of the following steps: measuring at least one... Agent: Bluecarsharing

20150032310 - Method and systems for emissions compliant use of telematics inputs to a propulsion control system for function enablement: Systems and methods are provided to allow for reliable consumption of GPS and Map information into a Control System, for such uses as improving off cycle fuel economy in a plug in hybrid vehicle with an electric motor, and an internal combustion engine using a global position system (GPS) is... Agent:

20150032311 - Three-phase inverter control for electrified vehicles: Techniques are presented for more efficient three-phase inverter control for electrified vehicles (EVs). The techniques can be executed by a controller of an EV that includes one or more processors. Specifically, the techniques include closed-loop discontinuous pulse-width modulation (DPWM) control of a three-phase inverter based on electric motor current feedback.... Agent:

20150032315 - Vehicle, charging apparatus and charging system: A vehicle-side executes a program including the steps of, if setting information is input, storing a charging schedule, and if a prescribed period of time has passed, performing an update process, performing a notification process, and if a charging cable is being connected, performing a reservation charging process.... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150032323 - Method for the automatic guidance, in particular parking of a motor vehicle and a driver assistance device: In a method for the automatic guidance, e.g., parking, of a motor vehicle, which has a driving device for driving the motor vehicle, braking equipment for braking the motor vehicle, as well as a transmission device, in a normal operation, the braking equipment carrying out automatic braking during the automatic... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150032324 - Mining vehicle: The mining vehicle that travels on a transport road of a mining site includes: a minimum roadside distance determining unit; a traveling status calculator configured to calculate traveling status of the vehicle and a turning radius of the vehicle; a roadside distance calculator configured to calculate a roadside distance between... Agent:

20150032321 - Motor vehicle comprising a driver assistance device and method for operating a motor vehicle: A motor vehicle has a driver assistance device which is designed to guide the motor vehicle independently and can be switched between several assistance modes which differ in a degree of autonomy of the driver assistance device when driving the motor vehicle. An operating device having several operating elements allows... Agent:

20150032322 - Motor vehicle having a driver assistance device and method for operating a motor vehicle: The motor vehicle according to the invention comprises a driver assistance device, which is designed to drive the motor vehicle independently during a journey of the motor vehicle and which in this case is switchable between a plurality of assistance modes. The motor vehicle furthermore comprises a first, a second... Agent:

20150032319 - Parking control apparatus and parking control method: The present invention relates to a parking control apparatus and a parking control method. In particular, the present invention relates to a parking control apparatus and a parking control method in which an initial parking space searched while a vehicle is moved is corrected into a final parking space in... Agent:

20150032320 - Working apparatus for a limited area: It is described a working apparatus for a limited working area, comprising a base station configured to generate a magnetic field and a self-propelling robot. The self-propelling robot comprises means for moving the self-propelling robot in the working area, a gyroscope, a magnetic field sensor and a processing unit configured... Agent:

20150032325 - Structural health management with active control using integrated elasticity measurement: A system and method for actively controlling a structure is disclosed. At least one non-optimal event is identified in real-time based on at least one real-time elasticity measurement, if an event threshold exceeds a predetermined value. In response to an active control command, a control mechanism is then activated in... Agent:

20150032326 - Failure diagnosis apparatus of hybrid vehicle: A failure diagnosis apparatus comprises a controller that is configured to execute a failure diagnosis process of the internal combustion engine based on a predetermined diagnosis requirement. The diagnosis requirement in a case where engine-operation-electric-power supply is executed is made different from the diagnosis requirement in a case where engine-normal-operation... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150032327 - Drive shaft detection for pump or motor protection: A method of operating a vehicle includes the steps of: entering a drive shaft test mode; receiving a command to position a yoke to drive the shaft; regulating the shaft speed so as to be below a predefined threshold; and determining whether a drive shaft is available based on whether... Agent:

20150032329 - In-vehicle load control system: An in-vehicle load control system configured to controllably drive one or more loads on a vehicle according to an input signal. The system includes a first electronic control portion configured to perform signal processing based on the input signal, and a second electronic control portion configured to controllably drive the... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20150032330 - Mobile object, system, and storage medium: There is provided a mobile object including an input detection unit configured to detect an input from an outside, an acquisition unit configured to acquire environmental information detected by a sensor in a remote location, in accordance with a content of detection performed by the input detection unit, and a... Agent:

20150032328 - Reconfigurable personalized vehicle displays: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for reconfigurable personalized vehicle displays. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for executing computer-executable instructions by one or more processors for displaying personalized information on a vehicle. The method can include detecting an... Agent:

20150032331 - System and method for controlling a vehicle user interface based on gesture angle: An in-vehicle computing system allows a user to control components of the vehicle by performing gestures. The user provides a selecting input to indicate that he wishes to control one of the components. After the component is identified, the user performs a gesture to control the component. The gesture and... Agent:

20150032332 - Control apparatus for vehicle: The present invention is provided with: a traveling state detection means that detects the traveling state of a vehicle; a target attitude control amount computation means that computes the target attitude control amount of the vehicle on the basis of the traveling state; a attitude control amount computation means that... Agent:

20150032333 - Vehicle behavior control apparatus: In order to control a behavior generated on a body as a result of a travel of a vehicle, an electronic control unit controls rotation of each of in-wheel motors, thereby generating a predetermined braking force or driving force approximately the same in magnitude on each wheel. Meanwhile, the electronic... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150032335 - Driving force transmission controller and vehicle control method: A driving force transmission controller includes: a normal turning control unit that computes command values such that driving force transmitted to an outer wheel in a turning direction is larger than that transmitted to an inner wheel during normal turning; a counter-steering control unit that computes the command values such... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20150032334 - Steering wheel apparatus for adjusting stiffness and receiving pressure and method of controlling the same: A steering wheel apparatus for adjusting stiffness and receiving a pressure is provided. The apparatus includes a rim having a ring-shaped frame structure and an air container disposed around an outer surface of the rim. An outer sheath covers an outer surface of the air container and an air nozzle... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150032336 - Vehicle steering system and vehicle steering method: In a vehicle steering that sets a target steering reaction force to be applied to a steering wheel on the basis of a steering angle of the steering wheel and that applies the target steering reaction force to the steering wheel; the target steering reaction force is set so that... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150032337 - Control device for work vehicle: A control device for work vehicle includes: a hydraulic brake device that generates a braking force according to operation of a brake pedal upon traveling; a brake lock device that hydraulically locks the hydraulic brake device and unlocks hydraulic lock of the hydraulic brake device; a brake pedal operation detection... Agent:

20150032338 - Dual-arm work machine: A dual-arm work machine includes: a first front working machine to which a first attachment is mounted; a second working machine to which a second attachment is mounted; a first drive device that drives the first front working machine and the first attachment based on a first drive command from... Agent:

20150032339 - Paddle-shift logic for down-shifting automatic vehicle transmissions: A system for shifting an automatic or continuously variable transmission of a vehicle. The system includes a plurality of wheels, an engine, a transmission, a memory, a processor, and a paddle shifter. The engine provides a torque to the plurality of wheels through the transmission. The transmission has a plurality... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20150032340 - Automatic and manual electrical gear shifting apparatus and method for electric vehicles: The automatic and manual electrical gear shifting apparatus includes a manual electrical gear shifting unit, for detecting a driving status and transmitting a sensing signal; a control unit, coupled to the sensing unit and the manual electrical gear shifting unit, and also coupled to a driving shift device and a... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20150032342 - Asynchronous-to-synchronous clutch torque exchange in a hybrid electric vehicle: A vehicle includes torque sources, a transmission, and a controller programmed to execute a method. In executing the associated method, the controller determines whether continuous output torque is required through a torque exchange. When continuous output torque is required, the controller synchronizes and fills the oncoming clutch, estimates capacity of... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150032341 - Partial prefill of clutch for coast downshift conditions in a vehicle: A vehicle transmission includes a plurality of oncoming clutches that are hydraulically-actuated. A controller is operatively connected to the plurality of oncoming clutches. An algorithm stored on and executable by the controller causes the controller to determine if at least one predefined coast condition is met and identify the plurality... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150032344 - System and method for synchronizing erpm and gear changes of a work vehicle: A method for operating a work vehicle in an automatic speed control mode is disclosed. The method may generally include receiving an input associated with a desired ground speed of the work vehicle, determining with a controller to implement a gear change and an erpm change in order to maintain... Agent:

20150032343 - Transmission with creep control intervention functionality: A vehicle includes a brake pedal, engine, transmission, and controller. The transmission includes an input member and an input clutch responsive to position control signals. The controller has multiple control modules, each outputting a corresponding torque command. One module is a creep control module which outputs a calibrated creep torque.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150032345 - Feed-forward engine idle speed control: A vehicle includes an engine, transmission, engine control module (ECM), and transmission control module (TCM). The transmission includes an input member and an input clutch which selectively connects a crankshaft of the engine to the input member. The TCM identifies a target clutch torque of the input clutch during a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150032346 - Method for controlling an automated motor vehicle transmission: A method of controlling an automated motor vehicle transmission. A current driving resistance is taken into account when selecting a target gear to be engaged as part of a shifting process. In order to be able to regulate shifting processes in a driving-resistance-dependent manner so as to ensure that the... Agent:

20150032347 - Double transition shift control in an automatic powershifting transmission: A system and method for controlling double transition shifts in an automatic transmission having multiple gear sections. During a double transition shift, the system performs simultaneous closed loop control of the primary oncoming clutch in the primary gear section and the secondary off-going clutch of the secondary gear section. Before... Agent:

20150032348 - Integrated transmission and auxiliary gearbox control: A powertrain of a vehicle has a drive unit, a transmission and an auxiliary gearbox. Operation of the transmission and the auxiliary gearbox is controlled by a transmission control unit. The transmission control unit controls shifting of the auxiliary gearbox and the transmission while the vehicle is in operation. The... Agent:

20150032349 - Device for controlling lock-up capacity of torque converter: A controller is provided with a lock-up capacity control means for controlling a lock-up capacity to a predetermined target capacity when a transition to a coast running state occurs, a timing means for measuring a time during which a slippage, which is a difference between a revolution speed (engine speed)... Agent: Jatco Ltd

20150032350 - System and method for reducing wear during build-up of engine torque: A method for wear-limiting torque build-up in a vehicle (100; 110) provided with an engine (230), a clutch configuration (235) and a gearbox (240). The method has steps of demanding (s410) a power train torque; guiding (s420) the torque build-up towards the power train torque demanded (Tqreq); responding to continuing... Agent:

20150032353 - Braking control device and control method: A hybrid vehicle includes a braking device configured to apply a frictional braking torque to a vehicle wheel in response to movement of an input member of a brake pedal, an electric motor configured to apply a regenerative braking torque to the vehicle wheel, and a control unit. During braking,... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20150032352 - Control device for a controllable brake booster of a braking system and method for operating a controllable brake booster of a braking system: A control device for a controllable brake booster of a braking system is configured to: establish a setpoint variable regarding a setpoint operation to be carried out with the aid of the controllable brake booster, under consideration of a provided specified variable regarding a setpoint pressure to be set in... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150032351 - Determining the installation location of a wheel sensor: A method for determining an installation location of a wheel sensor on a wheel of a motor vehicle, wherein the method includes the steps of sampling a transverse acceleration signal of the wheel sensor, comparing the received transverse acceleration signal with a transverse acceleration signal of the motor vehicle, and... Agent:

20150032354 - Temporary compensation of undesired deceleration due to braking interventions by esp functions: A method for compensating for the change in longitudinal dynamics variables in a motor vehicle brought about by a braking intervention of an electronic stability program (ESP) includes: identifying the change in longitudinal dynamics variables; defining a filter to filter the identified value of the change in longitudinal dynamics variables;... Agent:

20150032355 - Vehicle and intake amount control device: In a vehicle, a CPU of an ECU calculates a rotation speed of an engine based on an assumption that a clutch is in a connected state based on a speed of a vehicle detected by a vehicle speed sensor as a hypothetical engine rotation speed. Subsequently, the CPU acquires... Agent:

20150032356 - Controlling internal combustion engine emissions: The invention relates to a method for heating a catalyst. When the engine is started, engine speed is maintain at high rpm. This high rpm is maintained even if the driver shifts the transmission out of neutral, at time (A). Engine speed is lowered if an indication that the driver... Agent:

20150032357 - Barometric pressure inference based on tire pressure: Methods and systems for detecting barometric pressure (BP) changes based on tire pressure changes are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises adjusting an evaporative leak detection threshold based on a change in barometric pressure, where the change in barometric pressure is based on a tire pressure change.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150032358 - Driving control device and driving control method in hybrid electric vehicle: In a hybrid electric vehicle in which an internal combustion engine and an electric motor/generator are connected via a clutch, the controller performs the following processing before the operation of the internal combustion engine stops in a stationary state of the vehicle while the clutch is engaged. Specifically, it is... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20150032359 - Method of correcting operating set points of an internal combustion engine: A method of correcting operating set points of an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The method includes predetermining an oxygen sensor time correction factor representative of a delay between a combustion event of a fuel quantity injected into a cylinder of the engine and a measurement in the exhaust pipe... Agent:

20150032360 - Monitoring of transmission-to-engine speed requests: A vehicle includes an engine having a crankshaft which rotates at an engine speed, a transmission having a rotatable input member, a transmission control module (TC), and an engine control module (ECM) in communication with the TCM. The TCM is programmed to execute a transmission-to-engine speed monitoring and control method... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150032361 - Engine for vehicle using alternative fuels: This invention relates to an engine for a vehicle using alternative fuel, preferably gas, comprising an engine (5) having a spark ignited ignition system (2) wherein said ignition system (2) includes misfire detection by means of a sensor device (4) providing information to a control system (20), connected to or... Agent: Sem Ab

20150032363 - Obstacle determination device: Disclosed is an obstacle determination device (1) including a driving assistance ECU (3) that determines collision with an obstacle detected by output of a radar (2) mounted on a vehicle and performs driving assistance for the vehicle. When a distance of a null-point zone divided by null points where the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150032362 - Vehicle collision monitoring method: A vehicle collision monitoring method comprises preparing a host vehicle message including information pertaining to a host vehicle including a host vehicle location and a host vehicle heading, receiving a remote vehicle message including information pertaining to a remote vehicle including a remote vehicle location and a remote vehicle heading,... Agent: Nissan North America, Inc.

20150032364 - Navigation device: A navigation includes a next audio output state storage that stores, as a next audio output, an audio output which is started the next time when one audio output is completed, a next audio output state determiner that determines whether or not to output the next audio output on the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150032365 - System, method, and apparatus for minimizing power consumption in a portable device capable of receiving satellite navigational system signals: Methods, systems, and portable devices which reduce the power used by a portable device to receive/process satellite navigational system signals and/or to compute the portable device's position using satellite navigational system signals are provided. A method includes retrieving information concerning power usage characteristics based on aggregate data corresponding to a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150032366 - Systems and methods for delivering high relevant travel related content to mobile devices: A mobile computing implemented platform is provided that enables the generation, and delivery of highly relevant content to the mobile device of a driver. The content is filtered based on the current location and direction of the driver, and content is generated and filtered based a crowd sourced model where... Agent:

20150032367 - Route verification from wireless networks: Determination of route completion from wireless network data is presented. A recording is performed of data associated with wireless devices while traveling. The recording is compared to an expected recording of data associated with wireless networks along a route. Execution of the route is then proven based on the comparison.... Agent: Here Global B.v.

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20150032369 - Wayfinding method and device: An automatic wayfinding method for an ego or first vehicle is disclosed. The method includes receiving position information transmitted by at least one lead vehicle and constructing a route based on the received position information.... Agent:

20150032370 - Enhanced database information for urban navigation: Methods and apparatus are provided for estimating position location of a mobile device.... Agent:

20150032371 - Method and apparatus for guided acquisition and tracking in global navigation satellite system receivers: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for a portable device capable of receiving satellite navigational system signals to retrieve visibility mask information corresponding to the portable device's current location and/or trajectory are described.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150032372 - Method and device for supplying a collision signal pertaining to a vehicle collision, a method and device for administering collision data pertaining to vehicle collisions, as well as a method and device for controlling at least one collision protection d: A method for supplying a collision signal pertaining to a vehicle collision includes: generating a collision signal that represents at least one characteristic of a collision involving at least one crashed vehicle and position data of the collision, using collision-relevant sensor data of the crashed vehicle; and outputting the collision... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150032373 - Road surface management system: A road surface management system is capable of detecting road surface conditions that tend to damage dump trucks and displaying the positions of such road surfaces. When the traveling speed of the dump truck is higher than or equal to a preset threshold value, the server judges whether or not... Agent:

20150032374 - Information terminal, server device, searching system, and searching method thereof: An object of the present invention is to provide a technique of an information terminal that allows more efficient utilization of high-level searching functions. The information terminal is provided with an audio input accepting unit to accept an input of speech information, a communication unit to establish communication with a... Agent:

  
01/22/2015 > 99 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories.

20150025705 - Driver profile control system for motor vehicles: A driver profile control system includes a driver identification module configured to receive a driver specific identifier, and a driver profile manager module operatively connected to the driver identification module. The driver profile manager module includes one or more driver profiles. One of the one or more driver profiles is... Agent:

20150025707 - Method and apparatus for diagnosing inertia sensor: A control system adapted to be mounted on a motor vehicle for control of a motor vehicle system in accordance with the inertial state of the motor vehicle. The control system includes an inertial sensor providing an inertial measurement output in accordance with the inertial state of the motor vehicle,... Agent:

20150025706 - Separation controller for motor vehicles: A separation controller for motor vehicles, having a localization device for measuring separations from preceding vehicles, an actuator system for intervention in the longitudinal guidance of the own vehicle, and an electronic control device for applying control to the actuator system and for regulating to a target separation the separation... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150025708 - Leader-follower fully-autonomous vehicle with operator on side: The illustrative embodiments provide a method and apparatus for controlling movement of a vehicle. Movement of an operator located at a side of the vehicle is identified with a plurality of sensors located in the vehicle and the vehicle is moved in a path that maintains the operator at the... Agent: Deere & Company

20150025710 - Method and apparatus for returning moving body: A method for returning a moving body in a moving body returning apparatus includes detecting a remote control signal from a remote controlling apparatus; acquiring data corresponding to a reference direction to return the moving body when the control relevant to the remote control signal is not feasible; and carrying... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150025711 - Method of sharing set data for vehicle control: A method of sharing set data for a vehicle control includes reflecting requirements of a user and generating the set data for the vehicle control by a smartphone. The set data for the vehicle control is transmitted to a vehicle mounted terminal according to a request of the user. The... Agent:

20150025709 - Spatially and/or distance defined light-based communications in a vehicle/roadway environment: Techniques are disclosed for providing spatially-defined and/or distance-defined light-based communications within a vehicle/roadway environment. In some embodiments, the techniques can be used to vary the data content of a given transmitted light-based communications signal based on factors such as position, distance, and/or proximity of the transmitting source and the receiver.... Agent: Osram Sylvania Inc.

20150025712 - System and method for communicating in a vehicle consist: A system and method communicate a command message from a lead vehicle in a vehicle consist having remote vehicles and the lead vehicle. The command message includes a directive for controlling operations of the remote vehicles. The command message is received at the remote vehicles and reply messages are communicated... Agent:

20150025713 - Autonomous vehicle and method for coordinating the paths of multiple autonomous vehicles: A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code causes a processor at a first vehicle (e.g., a first autonomous vehicle) to generate a first planned path based on a current position of the first vehicle and a mission requirement assigned to the first vehicle. A first planned path associated with a second... Agent: Proxy Technologies, Inc.

20150025717 - Communication system for a rail vehicle and method for communicating with a rail vehicle: A communication system for a vehicle includes a transceiver assembly, a selection module, and a monitoring module. The transceiver assembly selectively communicates a data signal over a plurality of communication channels. The data signal is related to distributed power operations of the vehicle. The selection module is communicatively coupled with... Agent:

20150025714 - Control systems for a rail-bound driving robot and procedures to operate: A process for the control of movement of rail-based automated transport vehicles (2a, 2b) in a multi-branch rail system (1) that contains in particular switches (4), lifts (10, 11) and other integrated rail-based units, including stations for loading and unloading, with a depiction of rail system (1) in the control... Agent:

20150025716 - Embedded system for generating a rail vehicle location signal: It is characterized by said subsystem being a first subsystem (230) for generating a first location signal (SL1), the system comprises a second subsystem (240) for generating a second location signal (SL2) from said first and second currents, and by said subsystem comprising an arbitration means (250) designed to generate... Agent: Alstom Transport Technologies

20150025715 - Machine for maintenance of a track: A machine for cleaning a ballast bed has, in front of a take-up device relative to a working direction, a first signal receiver—suitable for position determination in a global navigational satellite system—for scanning an actual track position. A second signal receiver connected to the machine for scanning a new track... Agent: Franz Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen-industrie- Gesellschaft Mbh

20150025718 - Device and method for displaying information: When an information display layout is created, a touch panel device displays information display areas icons. A user can create the information display layout by dragging the icons to the information display areas. After the drag operation, information corresponding to the icons is displayed in the respective information display areas.... Agent: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.

20150025719 - Wakeboat hull control systems and methods: Wakeboat hull control systems and methods are provided to monitor the orientation of the wakeboat hull in the surrounding water, and to automatically control wakeboat ballast components to achieve or maintain desired hull orientations. Systems and methods are provided to measure, store, and recall hull orientation. Systems and methods are... Agent:

20150025729 - Drive system for vehicle: A drive system for a vehicle includes a first motor, a second motor, and a differential mechanism that includes a first rotation element connected to the first motor, a second rotation element connected to the second motor, and a third rotation element connected to driving wheels, the first rotation element... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150025726 - Hybrid construction machine: Provided is a hybrid construction machine preventing an electrical storage device from overcharge, including a hydraulic actuator, a hydraulic pump, a generator-motor which performs electric generator and motor actions, an engine, an electric actuator which generates regenerative electric power, an electrical storage device which performs a charge-and-discharge action with the... Agent: Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

20150025721 - Hybrid vehicle engine warm-up: A hybrid powertrain system includes an engine, an electric machine, a battery pack, and at least one controller. If the controller detects that a temperature associated with the engine is less than a predefined value, it may request power output by the engine to increase such that the temperature increases... Agent:

20150025722 - Leak detection based on fuel level: Methods and systems for fuel system leak detection are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, during an engine-on condition, delivering fuel from a fuel tank to one or more cylinders of the engine while the fuel tank is sealed off from atmosphere, and indicating a leak based on... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150025720 - Method and apparatus for fault mitigation in a torque machine of a powertrain system: A powertrain system includes a torque machine rotatably coupled to an internal combustion engine via a pulley mechanism. The torque machine and the internal combustion engine are configured to transfer torque to a driveline and include a first sensor configured to monitor rotation of the engine and a second sensor... Agent:

20150025730 - Method and system for more efficient operation of plug-in electric vehicles: A more efficient and/or flexible operation of plug-in electric vehicles is disclosed. An automobile having an energy conversion unit, an energy storage unit, a user selection unit, a global positioning system, and a control unit. The automobile can operate in a default charging mode, which is either the charge depletion... Agent:

20150025727 - Method for optimizing the power usage of a vehicle: A method is provided for optimizing power consumption of a vehicle which may include sending data from a vehicle Electronic Control Unit and vehicle Global Positioning System receiver to a network cloud and/or server upon starting the vehicle, calculating a most probable final destination and most probable optimized route of... Agent:

20150025723 - Methods and systems for operating an engine: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, engine operation is adjusted in response to a change in engine operating conditions that result in a fractional amount of cylinder charge comprised of exhaust gas changing by more than a threshold percentage. The approaches... Agent:

20150025724 - Methods and systems for restarting an engine: Systems and methods for improving operation of a hybrid vehicle are presented. In one example, torque output of a motor is controlled to include a reserve torque for starting an engine that may be selectively coupled to the motor. Additionally, the motor torque compensates for disconnect clutch closing.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150025725 - Vehicle and control method for vehicle: An inverter converts input DC power into AC power and supplies the AC power to a motor generator. An inverter control unit executes shutdown control for stopping power conversion by the inverter, when operation of the motor generator is not requested. A transmission control unit controls the transmission. When a... Agent:

20150025728 - Vehicle control apparatus: In an apparatus for controlling a vehicle having driving sources, a driver request torque command is calculated based on driver operation information, driving-source commands used to control the sources are calculated by dividing the request torque command among the sources, a driver request torque monitor value used to monitor an... Agent:

20150025732 - Apparatus and method for controlling automatic parking: An automatic parking control apparatus and method are disclosed. The automatic parking control apparatus includes a selection unit, a processing unit, and a control unit. The selection unit selects a parking slot within a parking map received through a parking map reception unit. The processing unit computes a base point... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150025731 - Interactive automated driving system: A system, device, and methods of interactive automated driving are disclosed. One example method includes receiving a current value from one or more sensors disposed on a vehicle and determining a current vehicle state based on the current value. The method also includes generating a target vehicle state based on... Agent:

20150025734 - Driver risk assessment system and method employing selectively automatic event scoring: A Driver Risk Assessment System and Method Employing Selectively Automatic Event Scoring. The system and method provides robust and reliable event scoring and reporting, while also optimizing data transmission bandwidth. The system includes onboard vehicular driving event detectors that record data related to detected driving events, selectively store or transfer... Agent:

20150025733 - Vehicle control device and method: A vehicle control method according to an embodiments includes: collecting data in a first communication data format from at least one electronic unit in a vehicle; converting the data collected in the first communication data format into a second communication data format in order to be transmitted to a pre-connected... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20150025735 - Aircraft brake health monitoring system and method: A system method of estimating health of aircraft brake system friction material includes sensing a temperature of the friction material, and supplying the sensed temperature to a processor-implemented thermal model that is configured to estimate friction material temperatures at one or more locations on the friction material. The estimates of... Agent:

20150025736 - Data acquisition device for a vehicle: A data acquisition device for a vehicle includes a first body and a second body. A first body includes a first casing, an antenna member, and two cushion pads. A terminal of the first casing forms a recession and two lateral walls of the recession have two pivot members. The... Agent:

20150025737 - System and method for monitoring braking effort: A method (e.g., for monitoring a braking system of a vehicle system) includes monitoring fluid pressures of a braking system and modeled braking efforts of the braking system in a vehicle system traveling along a route, identifying one or more time periods at least one of before a brake event... Agent: General Electric Company

20150025739 - Control apparatus and control method for vehicle electric oil pump: A control apparatus and a control method that controls an electric oil pump that supplies oil to a power transmission device transmitting a drive force to an axle. The control apparatus changes a PWM frequency in a PWM control of the electric oil pump to a lower frequency, when a... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20150025740 - Method and device for the control of functions in a vehicle using gestures performed in three-dimensional space, and related computer program product: A method to control functions in a vehicle using gestures carried out in three-dimensional space. When it is determined that a first gesture carried out in three-dimensional space is detected by an image-based detection procedure, it is determined whether the first gesture is a gesture directed towards a virtual object... Agent:

20150025738 - Methods and apparatus for automatic climate control in a vehicle based on clothing insulative factor: An automatic climate control system of a motor vehicle, and related operating methods, are provided. The automatic climate control system determines a clothing insulative factor for an occupant of the motor vehicle; calculates a model temperature condition based on a temperature set-point and the clothing insulative factor; obtains a current... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20150025741 - Operating method for an active suspension of a motor vehicle: In a method of operating an active suspension of a motor vehicle having a predetermined axle kinematics, the active suspension is controlled by a controller such that a desired yaw moment is generated by adjusting a roll angle of the motor vehicle. The desired yaw moment is a result of... Agent:

20150025742 - Systems and methods for variable steering assist: Methods and apparatus are provided for controlling a steering assist unit of a vehicle. The method includes receiving sensor data indicating a wheel position of a wheel relative to a frame of the vehicle, and determining a travel limit value for the steering assist unit based at least on the... Agent:

20150025746 - Vehicle controller and vehicle control method: A vehicle controller has a brake operation detector that detects operation of a brake of a vehicle, a contact detector that detects contact of hands with a steering part of the vehicle, an authentication unit that makes wireless communication with a portable device having authentication information and authenticates the portable... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150025743 - Vehicle steering device: A vehicle steering device including a steering torque detection unit that detects a steering torque, the vehicle steering device controlling an electric current value, which is applied to an electric motor, and applying an assist torque to a steering system based on the steering torque, includes a one-side pull response... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150025744 - Vehicle steering device: It is determined whether or not a vehicle is in a first vehicle state based on a detected steering torque and a detected yaw rate (step S1), one-side pull is decided if the yaw rate is within a range from 2 deg/sec to 10 deg/sec (step S4) for 1 second... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150025745 - Vehicle steering system: A vehicle steering system can keep the comfort of steering feeling for a driver, even in a situation, such as traveling on a cant road or in a crosswind, where a unidirectional-drift behavior of a vehicle occurs, and includes an electric motor, a steering angle sensor, a steering torque sensor,... Agent:

20150025747 - Vehicle vision system with yaw rate determination: A vision system for a vehicle includes a camera having a forward field of view to the exterior of the vehicle through the vehicle windshield. A control includes an image processor that is operable to process captured image data to determine lane delimiters present in the field of view of... Agent:

20150025749 - Integrated vehicular system for low speed collision avoidance: A method of providing range measurements for use with a vehicle, the method comprising the steps of: a) visually sensing (2) the area adjacent the vehicle to produce visual sense data (22); b) range sensing (26) objects around the vehicle to produce range sense data; c) combining the visual sense... Agent:

20150025748 - Multi-level vehicle integrity and quality control mechanism: The processor-implemented control system for automotive vehicles assigns master control functionality separately to each controlled direction of motion. Within each master control, a multi-layered control architecture is implemented. At control level 0 multiple localized actuators associated with the controlled motion direction are monitored to ensure integrity but are otherwise allowed... Agent: E-aam Driveline Systems Ab

20150025750 - Techniques for robust park lock control: A technique includes receiving, at a controller of a vehicle, the controller including one or more processors, a first request to calibrate a park lock system of the vehicle. The calibration can include commanding, by the controller, a first actuator to move a second actuator to maximum engagement/disengagement positions indicating... Agent:

20150025751 - Vehicle door opening and closing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A vehicle door opening and closing apparatus includes: a first detector installed in a vehicle, and detecting a foot portion of a detection target in the vicinity of a door of the vehicle a second detector detecting the detection target standing in a predetermined range from the door; and a... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

20150025756 - Dump truck body hoisting state display device: A body hoisting state display device to be mounted on a dump truck includes: an angle detection unit that detects a rotation angle of the body with respect to the frame; a seating detection unit that detects whether or not the body is seated on the frame; a calculation unit... Agent:

20150025758 - Farm implement having a frame supported by a lift wheel assembly and a pair of gull wings: A method and apparatus for automating some of the tasks that heretofore required operator action at headland turns or similar events are provided. The present invention automates operation of lift assist wheels and/or gull wings, such as those found on a stack-fold implement, based on the position of the tractor... Agent:

20150025759 - Method for automatically folding a farm implement: A method and apparatus for automating some of the tasks that heretofore required operator action at headland turns or similar events are provided. The present invention automates operation of lift assist wheels and/or gull wings, such as those found on a stack-fold implement, based on the position of the tractor... Agent:

20150025757 - Multi-mode control system for rectangular baler and related method: A rectangular baler having a bale-forming chamber, a piston that is reciprocatable in the bale-forming chamber for compressing biomass to form bales. The dimensions of part of the interior of the bale-forming chamber are adjustable under the influence of at least one actuator the energization of which is controllable. A... Agent: Cnh Industrial America LLC

20150025752 - System and method for creating agricultural tramlines: A system for creating an agricultural tramline, comprising an agricultural planter, an application executing on a computer terminal, one or more seeding units mounted on the planter, a location sensor, and a planter control system, whereby an operator can use the application to create a file specifying the location of... Agent: Appareo Systems, LLC

20150025754 - Vehicle network, device and method for the coordination thereof: A device for coordinating a first vehicle with a transfer device and a second vehicle with a loading chamber that is filled by the transfer device includes a monitoring device for monitoring the transfer from the first vehicle to the second vehicle and a control unit. The control unit relies... Agent:

20150025753 - Work vehicle: A work vehicle includes an engine, an idling stop execution portion, a determination portion, a counting portion, and an idling stop time period adjustment portion. The engine can rotate in a first idling state and a second idling state in which the engine rotates at the number of rotations higher... Agent:

20150025755 - Yard maintenance vehicle obstacle avoidance / notification system: A riding yard maintenance vehicle may include a positioning module. The positioning module may include processing circuitry configured to receive information indicative of vehicle position of the riding yard maintenance vehicle, receive an indication of a triggering event that indicates a presence of an obstacle proximate to the riding yard... Agent: Husqvarna Ab

20150025760 - Control apparatus of vehicle: Disclosed is a control apparatus of a vehicle which can control an internal combustion engine and a continuously variable transmission. The control apparatus is partly constituted by an ECU adapted to calculate a required drive force and a fuel consumption amount G. The ECU then calculates a time required for... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150025761 - Magnetic field sensor, actuating device and method for determining a relative position: A magnetic field sensor consists of a transmitter device for producing a magnetic field and a detecting device for detecting the magnetic field. The transmitter device and the detecting device are arranged in such a way that they can move in relation to each other. The detecting device consists of... Agent:

20150025762 - Music-based indication for electronic transmission range selection: Music-based electronic transmission range selection for a vehicle is provided. A first signal from a first electronic control unit (ECU) is received that is indicative of an initiation of an electronic park function. The first ECU generates a signal when an operator presses an electronic park button on an electronic... Agent:

20150025763 - Driving force transmission control system: A driving force transmission control system includes: an electric motor; a multi-disc clutch; a cam mechanism that converts rotation output from the electric motor into cam thrust force that is axial force in the axial direction of the multi-disc clutch; a pressure-conversion mechanism that converts reaction force against the cam... Agent: Jtekt Corporation

20150025764 - System and method for distributing torque and a powertrain using the same: An apparatus and a method for distributing torque from a power source to a plurality of vehicle wheels, where the method can include obtaining data indicative of a rotational velocity of one of the wheels and data indicative of a position of the accelerator, determining a wheel acceleration based on... Agent:

20150025765 - Method and device for preventing unintentional acceleration of a motor vehicle: A method for monitoring a motor vehicle includes: monitoring whether a speed of the motor vehicle indicates a stopping condition of the motor vehicle; detecting whether at least one vehicle operating condition indicating an imminent unintentional acceleration of the vehicle exists; and triggering a fault response if (i) the vehicle... Agent: Bmw Ag

20150025767 - Method for operating a brake system for motor vehicles, and brake system: A method and system for operating a motor vehicle brake system, including several wheel brakes, an electrically controllable pressure supply device, dispenses a pressure medium volume for actuating the brakes, and an analogized or analog-controlled inlet valve, arranged in each wheel brake between the pressure supply device and wheel brake,... Agent:

20150025766 - Trailer access point pairing: A trailer electronic braking system includes a braking device capable of generating a braking force on a wheel on the trailer, a brake force into the brake cylinders being controllable by a braking ECU. The braking ECU is connected to a standards compliant communication bus on said trailer and is... Agent: Knorr-bremse Systeme Fur Nutzfahrzeuge Gmbh

20150025768 - Vehicle travel control apparatus: Provided is a vehicle travel control apparatus, mounted on a host vehicle, which performs travel control of the host vehicle on the basis of a positional relationship between the host vehicle and a preceding vehicle traveling ahead of the host vehicle, the vehicle travel control apparatus including a millimeter wave... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150025770 - Method and control unit for monitoring traffic: The present invention relates to a method of identifying the hand of traffic applicable to a subject vehicle (3). The subject vehicle (3) travels in a first direction and has a first side and a second side. The method comprises tracking at least a first object vehicle (V) on the... Agent:

20150025769 - Vehicle speed control system and method: A system for controlling vehicle speed in accordance with a current value of vehicle set-speed. The system responds to user input to change the current value of vehicle set-speed to a different value and is configured to store the current value of set-speed in a memory as a stored set-speed... Agent:

20150025771 - Apparatus and method for correcting offset of yaw rate sensor and system for controlling speed of vehicle with the said apparatus: The present invention suggests an offset correcting apparatus of a yaw rate sensor which corrects an offset of a yaw sensor in accordance with a status of a vehicle in a cruise control system, a method thereof, and a vehicle speed control system including the apparatus.... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20150025773 - Fuel supplying controller: A fuel supplying controller detecting a clogging of a fuel filter includes a period setting portion setting a non-detection period where a clogging detection is prohibited, an ambient-temperature detection portion detecting an ambient temperature of an exterior of a vehicle, and a residual-fuel detection portion detecting a residual-fuel quantity in... Agent:

20150025772 - Position indicator device: Also a position indicator device (10) comprising at least one pulse-induction affecting target (12), at least one pulse-induction coil (18), and pulse-induction indicator circuitry (22) connected to the said at least one pulse-induction coil (18) to provide a signal dependent upon the output thereof indicative of the position of the... Agent: Gill Corporate Limited

20150025774 - Fuel mixture system and assembly: A system and attendant structural assembly operative to establish a coordinated mixture of gaseous and distillate fuels for an engine including an electronic control unit (ECU) operative to monitor predetermined engine data determinative of engine fuel requirements and structured to regulate ratios of the gaseous and distillate fuel of an... Agent:

20150025775 - Fuel mixture system and assembly: A system and attendant structural assembly operative to establish a coordinated mixture of gaseous and distillate fuels for an engine including an electronic control unit (ECU) operative to monitor predetermined engine data determinative of engine fuel requirements and structured to regulate ratios of the gaseous and distillate fuel of an... Agent:

20150025776 - Fuel supplying controller: In a fuel supplying controller detecting a clogging of a fuel filter, a timer count portion includes a steady count portion and an unsteady count portion. The steady count portion adds a steady count value to a timer counter in a steady state where a vehicle-state value is less than... Agent:

20150025779 - Control apparatus for internal combustion engine: When a stop position of a piston resulting from the automatic stop is in a range that is on an advance side of a threshold in terms of crank angle, fuel injection is performed at beginning of the automatic restart-up in the cylinder that is in the intake stroke and... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150025778 - Gas-sensor-control device and control device of internal combustion engine: A constant current is made to flow between sensor electrodes by a constant current circuit provided in the outside of the oxygen sensor, whereby the output characteristics of an oxygen sensor can be changed. Further, when a specified current-switching-permission condition is met, a value of current flowing between the sensor... Agent:

20150025777 - Method and system for increasing vacuum generation by an engine: A method and a system for providing vacuum via an engine are described. In one example, introduction of a gaseous fuel is ceased in response to a request for the engine to provide vacuum to a vehicle vacuum system.... Agent:

20150025780 - Methods and systems for improving engine starting: Systems and methods for restarting an engine are presented. In one example, fuel is injected to cylinder ports before the engine is stopped such that the injected fuel is not inducted into the cylinders before an engine restart is requested. The method may improve fuel vaporization during engine restarting.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20150025781 - Canister purge valve leak detection system: System for detecting leakage within a canister purge valve of an evaporative emission control system. The system includes a power train control module connected to the canister purge valve, configured to command the canister purge valve between open and closed positions. In addition, the system includes a flow meter having... Agent:

20150025782 - Method for controlling an engine: A device for controlling an engine includes: a first control circuit having a first controller, and a second control circuit having a second controller, the controllers being designed to control a state variable of the engine in each case. The second controller is disposed in such a way that it... Agent:

20150025783 - Method of displaying a map view and navigation device: Techniques of displaying a map view (200) for navigation of a vehicle are described. The map view includes graphical representation of predictive traffic information (220-1, 220-2, 220-3) respectively at an estimated time of passing of a corresponding road segment (210).... Agent:

20150025784 - Intelligent forward collision warning system: In an intelligent forward collision warning system that takes into account not only a first preceding vehicle traveling immediately ahead of the ego vehicle but also a second preceding vehicle traveling immediately ahead of the first preceding vehicle, a warning signal is produced upon detecting a critical state of the... Agent:

20150025785 - Method and system for obtaining emission and fuel consumption data: calculating (S6) an expected emission and/or fuel consumption for a typical vehicle on said road segment on the basis of an emission or fuel consumption model that indicates the emission or fuel consumption as a function of the value of the at least a first and a second parameter weighted... Agent: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast- Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno

20150025786 - Method and device for determining the speed and/or position of a vehicle: A method for determining the speed of a vehicle equipped with at least one surround sensor that determines environment data of the vehicle relative to at least one motionless object includes: receiving, by the vehicle, through wireless vehicle-to-environment communication with the at least one motionless object, a transmitted piece of... Agent:

20150025787 - Method for monitoring and signaling a traffic situation in the surroundings of a vehicle: A method for monitoring and signaling a traffic situation in the surrounding environment of a vehicle, a sensor acquiring a surrounding environment of the vehicle, an object at risk being recognized in the acquired environment, a collision probability and a prediction reliability being determined for the recognized object at risk,... Agent:

20150025788 - Systems, apparatus, and methods for acquisition and use of image data: Systems and methods for mapping. In one version mapping can be carried out. Vehicles may carry scanners used for mapping and three-dimensional modeling. Surveillance and monitoring methods and apparatus are also disclosed.... Agent:

20150025789 - Technique for lane assignment in a vehicle: A technique for assigning lanes on a road to objects moving in a vicinity of a vehicle on the road is proposed. A method embodiment of the invention comprises the steps of providing trajectories, wherein the or each trajectory represents a time sequence of positions of a moving object; selecting... Agent:

20150025790 - Geo-location services: A method for geo-location services is described. In one embodiment, the method includes storing in a database an appointment with one or more attendees and monitoring, via a sensor, a location of an attendee in relation to a time and location of the appointment. In some embodiments, the method includes... Agent:

20150025791 - Method for operating a safety system for a motor vehicle and safe system for a motor vehicle: A method for operating a safety system for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The method includes determining when there is a possible hazard situation in a part region of a road with a limited switching possibility for motor vehicles to switch to a region arranged adjacent to the road. A... Agent:

20150025792 - Dynamic navigation service: Systems and methods may provide for implementing a dynamic navigation service. In one example, the method may include generating user behavior data for a user, generating community user behavior data, generating a user suggested route, and generating a community user suggested route.... Agent:

20150025793 - Route selection by drag and drop: The various embodiments of the present invention may be directed to a system for facilitating data processing in a visual manner. An application may include, inter alia, a basket component for visually representing the particular data items that a user desires to be processed by an application. The application may... Agent:

20150025794 - Goggles for use in water: Goggles for use in water that are configured to guide a person along predetermined courses. The goggles can have a pair of indicators that can be in communication with a microprocessor. The microprocessor can actuate the indicators selectively to guide a person wearing the goggles along a predetermined course.... Agent:

20150025795 - Method for operating a motor vehicle and motor vehicle: A method for operating a motor vehicle is disclosed which includes determining of a current position of the motor vehicle and accessing a data of map data stored in at least one vehicle-external storage device. The accessed data set contains map data of surroundings of the determined current position of... Agent:

20150025796 - Aircraft location system for locating aircraft in water environments: A method and apparatus for an aircraft location system comprising an aircraft structure and a number of acoustic reflectors associated with the aircraft structure. The number of acoustic reflectors is configured to generate first sound signals in response to receiving second sound signals.... Agent:

20150025797 - Precision multiple vehicle navigation system: A method and apparatus for managing movement. A navigation system comprises a first inertial measurement unit enabled global positioning system device having a first inertial measurement unit with a first level of accuracy in a first vehicle and is configured to provide first information that identifies a position of the... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150025798 - Probabilistic reverse geocoding: The accuracy of a reverse geocode for a GPS fix in a mobile phone navigation device is improved significantly by considering together the user's last known location on an original route, the elapsed time between the last known location on the original route and the latest GPS fix, and the... Agent:

20150025799 - Point-of-interest latency prediction using mobile device location history: A latency analysis system determines a latency period, such as a wait time, at a user destination. To determine the latency period, the latency analysis system receives location history from multiple user devices. With the location histories, the latency analysis system identifies points-of-interest that users have visited and determines the... Agent: Google Inc.

20150025800 - Method for monitoring vehicle driving state and vehicle navigation device for achieving the same: A method for monitoring a vehicle driving state, includes obtaining a first image for a scene in front of a vehicle so as to recognize a lane the vehicle currently travels in, obtaining a second image having a driving-restriction board, and recognizing, from the board, driving-restriction information for a region... Agent:

20150025801 - Gyro drift cancelation: Methods, devices, and systems are presented for compensating for gyroscopic drift in a stabilized gimbal system mounted on a vehicle. When the vehicle is parked and the gimbal is not being commanded to move by an operator, encoders or resolvers of the gimbal stabilized system are read and periodically read... Agent: Drs Sustainment Systems, Inc.

20150025802 - Navigation apparatus: A navigation apparatus includes a control unit for determining whether an approach route to a branch point, which is a route guidance object, and an exit route from the branch point correspond to a learned road link of a learned road data. The control unit provides a normal guidance, instructing... Agent: Denso Corporation

20150025803 - Method and apparatus for providing traffic information associated with map requests: A method and apparatus for enabling users who request a map of a specified route to invoke a data session to see images of the key markers and a video session to see live views of key points along the route are disclosed. If traffic appears congested, the subscriber can... Agent:

  
01/15/2015 > 91 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories.

20150019042 - Device and method for operating a vehicle: A device for operating a vehicle includes: a vehicle movement module for forming control signals for a control unit of an actuating system of the vehicle; an energy management module for managing energy which is available for a vehicle operation, the energy management module being configured to form further control... Agent:

20150019043 - Computer-implemented method and system for controlling operation of an autonomous driverless vehicle in response to obstacle detection: A computer-implemented method and system for controlling operation of an autonomous driverless vehicle in response to detection of a hazard in the path of the vehicle.... Agent: Jaybridge Robotics, Inc.

20150019044 - Method and a system for controlling and monitoring operation of a device: A method of controlling and monitoring operation of a device is disclosed. The method includes communicating an authorization code via a management source to a processor having a memory. The processor is configured for regulating operation of the device, and is operatively connected to a keyless start arrangement configured to... Agent:

20150019045 - Safety system and method: A safety system for a boat includes a base unit securable to the boat and operably connected to one or more of the boat steering, engine and throttle controls. The base unit comprises a radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader and speed measuring means. The safety system also includes a portable unit... Agent:

20150019046 - System for controlling power trunk or power tailgate: Disclosed is a system for controlling a power trunk or a power tailgate provided in a vehicle. The system includes: a rear sensing device that senses an object approaching a vehicle from a rear side of the vehicle within a predetermined distance; a smart key module (SKM) that recognizes a... Agent:

20150019047 - Display systems and methods for providing displays having an integrated autopilot functionality: A method for providing a display to a flight crew of an aircraft includes providing a horizontal navigation display that includes data regarding the movement of the aircraft in a horizontal direction and an aircraft icon indicating a position of the aircraft in the horizontal direction. The method further includes... Agent:

20150019048 - Display systems and methods for providing displays having an adaptive combined vision system: A method for providing a display to a flight crew of an aircraft includes the steps of providing a synthetic image comprising a first field of view forward of a direction of travel of the aircraft and providing a sensory image overlaying at least a first portion of the synthetic... Agent:

20150019050 - Method and device for displaying in real time a pitch instruction on an aircraft during manual piloting: A device comprising a display unit which is configured to display, on a screen of the cockpit of the aircraft, a pitch bar illustrating a pitch order and means for adapting the direct gain of the pitch law used to the effective manual behavior of the pilot in order to... Agent:

20150019049 - Passenger aircraft emergency procedures: Passenger aircraft includes seats, display screens facing the seats, and oxygen masks. When oxygen masks are deployed, imperative imagery is displayed that urges the passenger to at least don their oxygen mask, then optionally help others, etc. In some of these embodiments, the passenger aircraft further includes input devices. Each... Agent:

20150019051 - Real-time fault detection in an instrument landing system: An electronic system with real-time fault detection is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes analog circuitry, having a first input coupled to receive an input signal and a second input coupled to receive a test signal. The test signal is at an edge of a selected band that contains... Agent:

20150019052 - Transmission control device and transmission control method: A train state retriever acquires the state of a train. Based on the state of the train, a transmission priority determiner determines a transmission priority in transmitting transmission data serving as a transmission object to a transmission path. A transmitter transmits the transmission data to the transmission path in accordance... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150019053 - Communication with an underwater vehicle: A method of communicating with an underwater vehicle comprising a propulsion system for propelling the vehicle through the water. A series of data sets are encoded and transmitted to the underwater vehicle in a series of signal bursts, and decoded at the underwater vehicle. The propulsion system is operated in... Agent:

20150019061 - Control device for hybrid vehicle: A control device for a hybrid vehicle is configured to enter a driving mode in which a preset engine-start condition is met, and is configured to enter electric vehicle mode when a preset engine-stop condition is met, and includes an engine-start-condition-controlling device which, during travel in the electric vehicle mode,... Agent:

20150019056 - Method and device for driving a motor vehicle with hybrid drive: A method for driving a motor vehicle includes selecting a drive mode. The motor vehicle has a hybrid drive including an internal combustion engine and an electric machine for providing a drive torque (t) for driving the motor vehicle. The motor vehicle is drivable by a torque of the internal... Agent:

20150019054 - Method and system for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle: Methods and systems are provided for displaying a recommended engine fuel fill amount to an operator of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. In one example, the recommended engine fuel fill amount is determined based on an actual amount of fuel consumed over a particular duration and displayed to an operator... Agent:

20150019062 - Pedal assisted bicycle and method of controlling the pedal assisted bicycle: A pedal assisted bicycle a first and a second wheel; a pedaling assembly mechanically decoupled from the first and second wheels by which an user can supply a pedaling power; an electric motor mechanically coupled to at least one of the wheels capable of taking a motor power; a generator... Agent:

20150019059 - Power converter for vehicle generator-motor and method for controlling vehicle generator-motor: Provided are a power converter for a vehicle generator-motor and a method for controlling a vehicle generator-motor, which is used for a field winding type vehicle generator-motor configured to perform control in accordance with an external operating command in which a power converter is connected to a rotating electrical machine... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150019058 - Regenerative braking regulation in automotive vehicles: The invention relates to a self-learning regenerative control system that adapts to the user's driving style. The system receives as input a signal that is indicative of the friction brake usage and adapts the degree of regenerative braking accordingly. When the friction brake usage is high, the system will make... Agent:

20150019055 - Techniques for synchronous rectification control of dc-dc converters in electrified vehicles: Techniques are presented for synchronous rectification control (SRC) of a DC-DC converter in an electrified vehicle (EV) can include determining a required output current for the DC-DC converter based on a secondary voltage of a secondary battery system of the EV, the DC-DC converter being configured to convert a primary... Agent:

20150019060 - Travel control device: A travel control device selects the travel modes of the hybrid vehicle that includes a battery configured to be charged with electric power from an external power source, an MG configured to generate a driving force for running with the electric power of the battery, and an engine configured to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150019057 - Vehicle equipped with regenerative generator: A vehicle includes a power storage unit, a regenerative generator, and an electronic control unit. The regenerative generator is connected to the power storage unit and is configured to perform regenerative power generation. The electronic control unit is configured to perform regeneration amount enlargement control in which positions of stopping... Agent:

20150019064 - Apparatus and method for controlling driving of vehicle: An apparatus and a method for controlling driving of a vehicle are provided and the apparatus includes a sensor unit that has at least one sensor disposed at sides of a vehicle. In addition, a controller uses sensing information received from the sensor unit to confirm whether the vehicle enters... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019063 - Post-impact path assist for vehicles: An environment monitor has a plurality of sensors for detecting predetermined safety risks associated with a plurality of potential destination regions around a vehicle as the vehicle moves over a roadway. The environment monitor selects one of the potential destination regions having a substantially lowest safety risk as a target... Agent:

20150019065 - System, method, and apparatus for scheduling aircraft maintenance events: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for scheduling aircraft maintenance events. One system includes a user interface and at least one processor. The system is configured to receive an indication that an unscheduled maintenance event for an aircraft is to be scheduled, and to determine, using the at least one processor, a... Agent:

20150019066 - Leak detection for canister purge valve: Methods and systems for detecting a leak in a canister purge valve are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises indicating a leak in response to a temperature change in a fuel vapor canister coupled to a fuel tank in an emission control system while the engine is in... Agent:

20150019067 - System and method for detecting anomaly associated with driving of a vehicle: Disclosed are a device, system and methods for detecting an anomaly associated with driving of a vehicle. Z-axis acceleration data is determined at the device. Based on the Z-axis acceleration data, jerk energies are computed and transmitted to the system for analysis. Further, the jerk energies are received for a... Agent:

20150019068 - Vehicle component identification and configuration registry reporting system: A method and system for utilizing a telematics unit on a telematics-equipped vehicle as a register for ECU Critical Information (ECI) associated with the ECUs in the vehicle, which may include their serial numbers, configurations, software images, and other data includes the telematics unit querying ECUs within the telematics-equipped vehicle... Agent:

20150019069 - Reverse event signature for identifying hit and run vehicles: Identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident may comprise generating a damage signature associated with a first vehicle that is left behind with collision damage in a hit-and-run accident. A reverse event signature may be generated that indicates a position of impact and severity of damage associated with a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150019070 - Method of analysing flight data: The invention relates to a method of analysing flight data recorded during N flights of at least one aircraft, by means of a flight data recorder of an aircraft, the data being grouped together by flight i in a signature vector of the flight Xi of size d, the components... Agent: Sagem Defense Securite

20150019071 - Method and apparatus for detecting abnormality of vehicle: A vehicle abnormality detecting apparatus 1 includes wheel load sensors 11 that are attached to right and left rails R constituting a track to measure wheel loads of wheels 3 provided in a vehicle 2; and a calculation unit 12 that is connected to the wheel load sensors 11. An... Agent:

20150019072 - Head-up display and method with speed sensitive light intensity: A head-up display light source intensity control for a vehicle can include sensing an ambient light intensity condition and providing ambient light intensity data indicative of the ambient light intensity condition to a controller. A speed of the vehicle is sensed and vehicle speed data indicative of the speed of... Agent:

20150019076 - Method for identifying redundantly received information items, vehicle-to-x communication system and use of the system: A method for identifying redundantly received information in which the information is contained in vehicle-to-X messages, one vehicle-to-X message comprising at least one item of information, a plurality of vehicle-to-X messages being received by a receiver, and at least one portion of a total number of items of information being... Agent:

20150019073 - Oil pump system of hybrid vehicle and method for controlling the same: An oil pump system of a hybrid vehicle may include an electric oil pump which supplies operating hydraulic pressure to the transmission based on a speed command; a data detector which detects data for controlling the electric oil pump; and a controller which sets a driving mode of the electric... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019074 - System and method for controlling a speech recognition system: A method and system can control a speech recognition system in a vehicle. The method includes monitoring adaptive feature data about interactions between a user and the speech recognition system. The method includes determining a first group of samples of the adaptive feature data and creating a control chart based... Agent:

20150019077 - Vehicle having electrical consumers integrated with a physical onboard power supply system: A vehicle with an internal combustion engine, with a physical onboard power supply system and with at least one electrical energy source, wherein electrical consumers are integrated in the physical onboard power supply system and the physical onboard power supply system comprises a switchable terminal 15, wherein, when the terminal... Agent:

20150019075 - Wiper control: A method for cleaning and drying a transparent pane is described. The method uses a hydrophobic coating in order to wipe off the residual moisture, wherein the quantity of water on the outside of the pane is measured after the vehicle engine has been switched off and, in the event... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

20150019082 - Control apparatus for vehicle: An apparatus for controlling a vehicle provided with a steering apparatus is provided with: a first target controlled variable setting device for setting a first target controlled variable regarding the steering apparatus for track control which makes a track of the vehicle follow a target track; a controlling device for... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150019080 - Driver assistance system for a motor vehicle: A driver assistance system and method are disclosed which provides improved determination of possible collision objects. The system includes at least one sensor and a classification device. The threshold value of the classification device for classifying an object sensed by means of the at least one sensor as possible collision... Agent:

20150019078 - Electric actuator-integrated electric power steering system and method of controlling the same: An electric actuator-integrated electric power steering system may include an integrated motor which provides rotational force, a hydraulic pump connected to one end of the integrated motor and supplied with the rotational force from the integrated motor to pump working fluid that is used to transmit steering force, and an... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019081 - Guidance and control of vehicle travel path and components: A vehicle, a tool carriage assembly, and a system are disclosed. The vehicle includes drive wheels and a steering assembly which are responsive to control signal(s) to substantially correct a displacement error of the vehicle relative to an intended travel path. The tool carriage assembly includes a support section operatively... Agent:

20150019079 - Method of inhibiting an automatic engine stop during steering maneuver: A method of inhibiting an automatic engine stop in an automotive system is disclosed. The automotive system includes a controller for automatically stopping and starting an internal combustion engine, and an electric steering system. An automatic engine stop is inhibited if a supply current (Isuppl) for the electric steering system... Agent:

20150019085 - Control system: The invention relates to a control system for driving a motorized closure element of a motor vehicle, wherein a control arrangement and at least one distance sensor are provided in order to detect operator control events, wherein a distance from a user can be detected by means of the distance... Agent:

20150019083 - Method and system for hands-free operation of a power window of a vehicle: A method for hands-free operation of a power window of a vehicle, comprising: determining an order of activation of a first sensor and a second sensor, the first sensor and the second sensor being spaced apart and located inside the vehicle proximate the power window; when the first sensor is... Agent: Magna Closures Inc.

20150019084 - Method, system, and vehicle with controlled door opening: In a door opening control method executed in a vehicle, an association between a ratio of a size of a moving object in an image to a size of the image and a distance between the moving object and the vehicle is established. A first image and a second image... Agent:

20150019086 - Blade control device, working machine and blade control method: When a blade load is reduced from a value greater than or equal to a first set load value to a value less than the first set load value, a blade control device is configured to set a virtual designed surface to be closer to a blade than a designed... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.

20150019087 - System and method of vector drive control for a mining machine: Controlling a digging operation of an industrial machine. The industrial machine includes a dipper, a crowd motor, and a hoist motor. The control includes determining a torque associated with the crowd motor and a torque associated with the hoist motor and determining a dig force vector for the dipper based... Agent:

20150019088 - Apparatus and method of processing road data: An apparatus for processing road information includes: a global positioning system (GPS) sensor configured to detect a location of a vehicle; a navigation device configured to output short-range road information and long-range road information according to a location of the vehicle; and a vehicle controller configured to restore forward road... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019089 - Data monitoring system for final drive: A data monitoring system for a final drive is disclosed. The final drive includes a first planetary gear assembly and a cover plate. The data monitoring system includes a first probe, a second probe, a data acquisition system, a wireless router, and an engagement member. The first probe and the... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150019090 - Transmission clutch control using lumped inertia modeling: A vehicle powertrain includes an engine, transmission, torque converter assembly, and controller. The controller includes recorded lumped inertia models of the powertrain and instructions for executing a clutch-to-clutch shift using these models. The models collectively reduce powertrain dynamics to two or three degrees of freedom. The controller executes a method... Agent:

20150019091 - Vehicle control system: Disclosed is a vehicle control system capable of selectively setting one of a normal mode and a sport mode as a vehicle travel mode, wherein normal-mode and sport-mode target acceleration characteristics are set in such a manner that a sport-mode target acceleration is greater than a normal-mode target acceleration, when... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation

20150019092 - Work vehicle and inching control device thereof: An inching control device reliably protects the clutch during inching operation while not interfering with workability during inching operation. The device includes an allowable heat generation rate acquiring means for acquiring the allowable heat generation rate for the clutch plate, an operation amount detecting means for detecting the amount of... Agent:

20150019093 - System and method of controlling transmission for vehicle: A system and a method of controlling a transmission for a vehicle can protect the transmission by controlling an oil temperature in the transmission when driving on a long uphill road. The system may include: an engine generating driving torque; a transmission converting and outputting the driving torque generated at... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019094 - Traction control system for 4wd/awd vehicles equipped with onboard camera: A method controls a powertrain that directs power from an engine and a transmission to all four wheels or to just front wheels or to just rear wheels. The method includes monitoring information transmitted over a communications network. The method determines whether one or more components of the powertrain are... Agent:

20150019095 - 2-speed transmission clutch learning system for hybrid vehicle and method thereof: A 2-speed transmission clutch learning method for a hybrid electric vehicle may include detecting whether the 2-speed transmission clutch may be operated through an actuator by driving a motor, learning an open position, a slip position, and a lock-up position of the 2-speed transmission clutch by detecting the amount of... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019100 - Control device and method for transferring brake fluid into at least one wheel brake cylinder of a brake system of a vehicle: A method for transferring brake fluid into a wheel brake cylinder of a brake system of a vehicle includes: controlling a switchover valve, via which a brake circuit having the wheel brake cylinder is connected to a main brake cylinder, into a closed state; subsequently reducing a booster force of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150019097 - Control system for vehicle: A control system for a vehicle includes a rotary electric machine and an electronic control unit. The rotary electric machine is configured to generate regenerative braking force at a wheel by generating electric power with the use of power from the wheel during braking of the vehicle. The electronic control... Agent:

20150019099 - Electric parking brake control device, control method and control program, and brake system: A control device for an electric parking brake controls a motor for driving a friction member of the electric parking brake. The control device includes a processing unit which starts the motor in order to drive the friction member to a direction for placing the electric parking brake in a... Agent:

20150019096 - Motor initialization method and apparatus for electric booster brake system: A motor initialization method for an electric booster brake system may include: determining, by a control unit, whether a key on signal of a vehicle is inputted; turning on a warning light and determining a battery voltage state of the vehicle, when the key on signal is inputted; and performing... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20150019098 - Signal transmitter, system and method for highlighting objects in road traffic, use of the system, and use of the signal transmitter: A signal generator for highlighting objects in road traffic, including a marker and a carrier material. The marker is arranged on the carrier material in such a manner that the marker covers one surface side of the carrier material and/or is added to a substance of the carrier material. The... Agent:

20150019101 - Method for ensuring a braking effect: A method for ensuring a braking effect utilizes a service brake system and a parking brake system of a vehicle. The service brake system is configured to be actuated irrespective of a driver input, and the parking brake system is activated by an extraneous force, for example in an electromechanical... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg

20150019103 - Mobile robot having friction coefficient estimation function and friction coefficient estimation method: A mobile robot configured to move on a ground. The mobile robot including a contact angle estimation unit estimating contact angles between wheels of the mobile robot and the ground and uncertainties associated with the contact angles, a traction force estimation unit estimating traction forces applied to the wheels and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150019102 - System and method of controlling starting of vehicle: A system and a method of controlling vehicle starting may include a wheel speed sensor detecting a speed of at least one wheel among wheels of the vehicle, a vehicle speed detector detecting a vehicle speed, an acceleration detector detecting a vehicle acceleration, a vertical acceleration sensor detecting a vertical... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019104 - Gas turbine engine controller with event trigger: A feedback control system is provided and includes a controller to control an operation of a motive element in accordance with current and previous measured states. The controller includes a servo, a processor and an event trigger controller. The event trigger controller is configured to cause the processor to command... Agent:

20150019105 - Variable cam phaser: A cam phaser includes a rotor, a stator, and a cover. The rotor defines a first hole and a second hole and can rotate relative to the stator between a first intermediate position and a second intermediate position. The cover is mounted on the stator and defines a first lock... Agent:

20150019108 - Filtering method for intermittent ultrasonic level sensors: Methods are provided for determining an exhaust fluid level in an exhaust fluid storage tank based on a signal, and a quality of the signal from an exhaust fluid level sensor located in the exhaust fluid tank of a vehicle.... Agent:

20150019109 - Method and device for controlling an internal combustion engine: In a method for controlling the stopping behavior of an internal combustion engine, after a stop request, an air metering device initially reduces the volume of air supplied to the internal combustion engine during the stop and subsequently increases this volume of air again at an opening crankshaft angle (KWopen),... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150019106 - Method and system for an engine for detection and mitigation of insufficient torque: A method comprises in response to an oil pressure below a threshold oil pressure, and an engine speed below a threshold engine speed, restricting cam movement while the vehicle is moving, and during a vehicle stopped condition, overriding the restricted cam movement.... Agent:

20150019107 - Method of inferring start-up misfires due to the build-up of ice and melt water in the intake system of a vehicle engine: Methods are provided for determining ice formation during cruising under cold weather conditions at the intake manifold or throttle body of an engine system and for enabling engine misfire diagnostics upon detection of dissipation of the formed ice.... Agent:

20150019110 - Fuel injection control device and fuel injection control method for internal combustion engine: An electronic control unit detects a manner of fluctuation of a fuel pressure with injection of fuel by a fuel injection valve with the use of a fuel pressure sensor, and calculates a tendency of deviation of an actual fuel injection characteristic of the fuel injection valve with respect to... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150019112 - Control device for internal combustion engine: Knocking and misfire are judged by detecting combustion ions generated in a combustion chamber with an ion sensor, obtaining an integral signal by integrating the ion signal, and comparing the integral signal with a misfire judgment value and a knocking judgment value based on a signal obtained by averaging integral... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

20150019111 - System and method for alerting and suppression of detonation and/or pre ignition phenomena in internal combustion engines by monitoring rpm fluctuation: An engine system with advance detection of detonation and/or pre ignition, the system comprising an engine, operative for propulsion of a vehicle by generating rotational motion, whose rotational velocity over time is monitored; and a detonation and/or pre ignition detector operative to provide an alert for impending detonation and/or pre... Agent:

20150019114 - Method of controlling engine of isg vehicle: Provided is a method of controlling an engine of an idle-stop and go (ISG) vehicle. The method includes allowing, when an engine stop condition is satisfied, the engine to idle-stop and maintaining, when an engine stop signal is transmitted from an outside, an idle-stop state of the engine although an... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20150019113 - System and method of controlling starting of vehicle: A system of controlling starting of a vehicle may include a vehicle speed sensor detecting vehicle speed, an accelerator pedal position sensor detecting position of an accelerator pedal, a brake pedal position sensor detecting when a brake pedal may be operated or not, a distance sensor detecting a distance from... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019116 - Synchronized driving assist apparatus and synchronized driving assist system: A synchronized driving assist apparatus includes: a first acceleration power spectrum acquisition section that acquires a first acceleration power spectrum according to acceleration of a first vehicle; a second acceleration power spectrum acquisition section that acquires a second acceleration power spectrum according to acceleration of a second vehicle; a cross... Agent:

20150019115 - System and method for providing driving information of electric vehicle: A system for providing driving information of an electric includes a telematics terminal configured to collect driver information, internal state information, and external environment information, and transmitting the collected driver information, internal state information, and external environment information. A path information server is configured to transmit road information and traffic... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019117 - Method for regulating the distance of a vehicle from a preceding vehicle: A method for regulating a distance of a vehicle from a preceding vehicle (vehicle ahead) based on available information for the subject vehicle's speed, for the distance and for the speed of the vehicle ahead and on data regarding route information includes determining a fuel-saving situation for a fuel saving... Agent: Man Truck & Bus Ag

20150019118 - Method for determining an expected consumption value of a motor vehicle: A method for determining an expected consumption value of a motor vehicle for a predetermined driving situation—includes detecting actual consumption values and storing these values upon each occurrence of the predetermined driving situation, and further estimating the expected consumption value on the basis of the stored consumption values. Furthermore, a... Agent:

20150019119 - Apparatus and method for detecting narrow road in front of vehicle: An apparatus for detecting a narrow road in front of a vehicle includes: a narrow road determination processor configured to generate circular arcs passing between obstacles, select a circular arc closest to the middle of the obstacles among the generated circular arcs, and generate an offset curve which is a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019120 - Apparatus and method for driving guide of vehicle: An apparatus and method for a driving guide of a vehicle are provided and include a sensor unit that has at least one sensor mounted within the vehicle. In addition, a controller is configured to sense obstacles positioned at a front and side of the vehicle using sensing information received... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150019121 - Intelligent map combination for venues enabling indoor positioning: Methods and devices are described for merging maps. In one potential embodiment a method may comprise receiving an indication of at least one plurality of geographically proximate points, where each of the at least one plurality of geographically proximate points are determined by at least one access point in communication... Agent:

20150019123 - Method for estimating location and apparatus using the same: A method and apparatus for displaying a map are provided. The method includes receiving user input for displaying a map, receiving location information regarding surrounding apparatus from each of at least one of the surrounding apparatus using short range wireless communication, in response to the user input, and displaying a... Agent:

20150019122 - Navigation system with multi-layer road capability mechanism and method of operation thereof: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: detecting a current location for locating a vehicle; determining a road type as multi-layered at the current location for identifying a multi-layer road structure; calculating a first average speed outside an intersection location; calculating a second average speed at the intersection... Agent:

20150019125 - Gps navigation directions display device, system, and process with points of interest: Some embodiments include a navigational process for alerting a user of a portable navigational device of an upcoming point of interest. The navigational process may be implemented as a navigational software application that runs on the portable navigational device. In some embodiments, a wide-area global positioning system (GPS) provides navigational... Agent:

20150019124 - System and method for locating, tracking, and/or monitoring the status of personnel and/or assets both indoors and outdoors: A system and method for locating, tracking, and/or monitoring the status of personnel and/or assets (collectively “trackees”), both indoors and outdoors, is provided. Tracking data obtained from any number of sources utilizing any number of tracking methods may be provided as input to a mapping application. The mapping application generates... Agent:

20150019126 - Providing navigational support through corrective data: A method and system for providing navigational support through corrective data includes monitoring a user's current position and travel pattern. A likelihood that the user is lost may be calculated based on the user's travel pattern and current position. If the likelihood exceeds a threshold value, the user may be... Agent:

20150019127 - Systems and methods for displaying navigational information: Systems and methods for displaying navigational information are provided. An exemplary navigational device can include a processor, a memory, a user interface, a positioning system, and a network interface. The processor can adjust a scale of a map displayed on the display to reflect the minimum of a first distance... Agent:

20150019128 - Method and system for representing traffic signals in a road network database: A method and system for representing traffic control signals in a road network database is provided. The database may include lane-level modeling, intersection modeling, and traffic signal modeling of a road network. An individual traffic signal is represented in the database with data indicating the traffic signal's geographic location and... Agent:

20150019129 - Portable device for determining azimuth: A device is described herein for determining azimuth comprising a MEMS inertial measurement unit (IMU), a GPS system comprising a GPS antenna and receiver, and a processor configured to receive data from said IMU and from said GPS system, said processor being configured to process said IMU data and said... Agent:

20150019130 - Dual function focal plane array seeker: A system and method of tracking an object is disclosed. Light is received from the object at a lens having an optical axis, a non-linear off-axis (peripheral) portion and an on-axis portion. The received light is directed onto a photodetector array via the non-linear peripheral portion of the lens. A... Agent:

20150019131 - Location-based security: In one disclosed embodiment, a portable user-carried device includes wireless communication circuitry capable of determining a relative direction of a wireless signal in a vehicle. A processor may be programmed to determine a location of the device within a vehicle based upon the relative direction of the wireless signal as... Agent: Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.

20150019132 - System and method for vehicle routing using stochastic optimization: A vehicle system enabling a processor to calculate the most efficient route to a destination based on estimated energy usage, vehicle data, and other inputs until the final destination is reached. The vehicle system may receive location related data that may include the current vehicle location and one or more... Agent:

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