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US-8,131,465 Motion detection for tracking
An apparatus and method for tracking a target wherein a new position fix is taken when the measured movement of the target is more than a predetermined...
US-8,131,464 Transmitter identifier database for enhanced GPS performance
A mobile station database of cellular identifications and associated position information is stored in mobile station memory. The mobile station uses the...
US-8,131,463 GNSS navigation solution integrity in non-controlled environments
Disclosed is a method for providing a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) navigation position solution with guaranteed integrity in non-controlled...
US-8,131,462 Vehicle guidance and sensor bias determination
Systems and methods for guiding a vehicle and vehicle sensor bias determination methods are disclosed. A method for guiding a vehicle includes a primary antenna...
US-8,131,461 Navigation methods and systems
Navigation methods and systems are provided. First, an electronic device generates a route planning result according to at least a destination, and performs a...
US-8,131,460 GPS navigation code system
A GPS navigation code device has GPS features and easy address retrieval means built in, enabling a driver to retrieve and request directions to an address...
US-8,131,459 Method for the determination of a receiver for location information
The invention relates to a method for distinguishing between LOCATION REPORT messages to avoid ambiguities. Therefore, a value of an information element of...
US-8,131,458 System, method, and computer program product for instant messaging utilizing a vehicular assembly
A system, method, and computer program product are provided for instant messaging utilizing a vehicular assembly. In operation, a vehicular assembly is utilized...
US-8,131,457 Navigation terminal device and navigation method
A navigation terminal device includes a map information display unit 771, a destination display unit 773, a route line drawing unit 774 for holding retrieved...
US-8,131,456 Vehicle management system
A system for controlling a fleet of vehicles includes a plurality of detection units and a control unit. Each detection unit is configured to at least...
US-8,131,455 Engine control apparatus including computing section and A/D converting section
The engine control apparatus includes a computing section which performs computation for engine control in synchronization with rotation of an engine, and an...
US-8,131,454 Method for starting an internal combustion engine
A method is described for starting an internal combustion engine having an E-machine coupled to it in a motor vehicle, after the input of a certain torque...
US-8,131,453 Methods and systems for assisted direct start control
Methods and systems are provided for expediting engine spin-down in an engine that is shutdown during engine idle-stop conditions and restarted during restart...
US-8,131,452 System for restarting internal combustion engine when engine restart condition is met
In a system, an angle sensor outputs a pulse each time an output shaft of an internal combustion engine rotates by a preset angle, and a calculator calculates...
US-8,131,451 Air-fuel ratio sensor and control apparatus for internal combustion engine
There is provided an air-fuel ratio sensor with which an improvement in the accuracy in detecting the air-fuel ratio of detection target gas and an improvement...
US-8,131,450 Method and associated device for sensing the air/fuel ratio of an internal combustion engine
A method of sensing the air/fuel ratio in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine that may be easily implemented by a respective low-cost device...
US-8,131,449 Fuel injection control apparatus and fuel injection control method for internal combustion engine
A fuel injection valve coupled to a common rail is provided. When fuel injection is carried out, the fuel pressure in the fuel injection valve pulsates. An...
US-8,131,448 Engine control apparatus and method
To provide a control apparatus of an engine that improves vehicle drivability by controlling a variable valve mechanism. The control apparatus of an engine...
US-8,131,447 Internal combustion engine control for improved fuel efficiency
A variety of methods and arrangements for improving the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines are described. Generally, selected combustion events are...
US-8,131,446 Engine idle speed and turbocharger speed control
Various methods are described for controlling engine operation for an engine having a turbocharger and direction injection. One example method includes...
US-8,131,445 Internal combustion engine control for improved fuel efficiency
A variety of methods and arrangements for improving the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines are described. Generally, an engine is controlled to...
US-8,131,444 Method for recognizing a turn maneuver and driver assistance system for motor vehicles
A method for a driver assistance system of a motor vehicle includes the following steps: on the basis of a digital map of a navigation system, verifying whether...
US-8,131,443 Acceleration control system
An acceleration control system controls acceleration of a vehicle to match the driver's feeling. In this control, the vehicle is controlled so that acceleration...
US-8,131,442 Method for operating a cruise control system for a vehicle
A method for operating a cruise control system for a vehicle. The method can identify certain low speed environments, like parking lots, where usage of the...
US-8,131,441 System and method for controlling torque based on driver status
In at least one embodiment, a device for controlling an amount of torque generated by a powertrain in a vehicle is provided. The controller is configured to...
US-8,131,440 Vehicle control system
An initial movement state of a vehicle is specified in which a starting-off or acceleration is enabled by stepping on an accelerator pedal. In the specified...
US-8,131,439 Method and electronic regulator with a current measuring circuit for measuring the current by sense-FET and...
An electronic controller for motor vehicle control systems having at least one valve actuation circuit is described herein. The electronic controller uses pulse...
US-8,131,438 Method for controlling an automated friction clutch
A method of controlling an automated friction clutch arranged in a drivetrain of a motor vehicle in the force flow, between a motor and transmission, and the...
US-8,131,437 Method for operating a powertrain system to transition between engine states
A powertrain system includes a multi-cylinder engine coupled to a hybrid transmission. The engine is selectively operative in one of a plurality of main engine...
US-8,131,436 Speed change control system of automatic transmission
When it is judged that a vehicle speed detected by a vehicle speed sensor is equal to or lower than a predetermined very low value, that is, for example, 5...
US-8,131,435 Transmission upshift run-through detection and control
A control system for a transmission of a vehicle comprises an actuation module and an upshift control module. The transmission has a first gear that corresponds...
US-8,131,434 Engine speed control system for work vehicle
An engine speed control system for a work vehicle comprises a pedal sensor (32) for detecting an operative position of an accelerator pedal (31); a foot...
US-8,131,433 Device for longitudinally balancing an agricultural vehicle
A method and device for longitudinally balancing an agricultural vehicle, in particular a tractor, whereby at least one sensor, for detecting at least one...
US-8,131,432 Method and system for managing the turning of a vehicle
A method and system for managing the turning of a vehicle comprises establishing a boundary of a work area. A location-determining receiver determines an...
US-8,131,431 Method for controlling cooling of an auxiliary brake
In a method for controlling cooling of an auxiliary brake on a vehicle, the auxiliary brake is cooled by a cooling member. The method comprises the steps of:...
US-8,131,430 Vehicle with control of elements with negative torque for the regulation of its own dynamics
A vehicle includes a device for controlling negative torque having a central control unit; an internal combustion engine; a device for braking the wheels; an...
US-8,131,429 Driver observation and security system and method therefor
A driver observation and security system has a plurality of sensors located on a vehicle. The sensors will indicate unauthorized entry into the vehicle. A...
US-8,131,428 Control module for seat belt retractor and seat belt retractor
A control module for seat belt retractor capable of controlling a winding torque of a seat belt within a predetermined range, and such a seat belt retractor are...
US-8,131,427 Active resetting function for a steering wheel
A method for resetting a steering wheel of a motor vehicle having electric power assisted steering, with a resetting torque being determined in order to move...
US-8,131,426 Vehicle steering system
A control section (10) of a vehicle steering system has a steer-by-wire mode, a power steering mode, and a transition mode. In the steer-by-wire mode, a...
US-8,131,425 Optical steering angle sensor for determining the absolute value of the steering angle
An optical steering angle sensor for determining the absolute value of the steering angle even when a steering wheel has been revolved several times is...
US-8,131,424 Methods and systems for calculating yaw gain for use in controlling a vehicle
A method for calculating a yaw gain for use in controlling a vehicle includes the steps of obtaining a steer angle of the vehicle, obtaining a vehicle speed,...
US-8,131,422 Slip control for a materials handling vehicle
A vehicle is provided comprising: a main body; a plurality of wheels coupled to the main body; a traction motor associated with the main body and coupled to at...
US-8,131,421 System and method for tracking media
A removable media tracking apparatus that is used to track a media case containing at least one data storage device is provided. The apparatus includes a...
US-8,131,420 Vehicle health and usage monitoring system and method
A health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) and method for monitoring the health and/or usage of one or more components of a vehicle. In various embodiments,...
US-8,131,419 Web-enabled configurable quality data collection tool
A method and system for configuring trigger parameters for captured test fleet vehicle data collection. The method includes selecting at least one vehicle...
US-8,131,418 Angular velocity calculating device, offset determination method for the same, and vehicle stopping detecting...
Minimum and maximum values of an angular velocity signal output from a gyro while a vehicle is stationary are detected. A range of the angular velocity signal...
US-8,131,417 Automotive diagnostic and estimate system and method
The method provides users with estimates for vehicle repairs. The user, typically the vehicle owner, provides details sufficient to identify the vehicle, and...
US-8,131,416 Glow plug control dual mode fault diagnostics
A glow plug control system for a vehicle comprises a mode control module and a fault diagnostic module. The mode control module enables one of a first mode and...
US-8,131,415 Method and apparatus for automatic vehicle guidance using continuous 2-D poly-point path
A method for using an arbitrary shape 2-D poly-point path for an automatic vehicle guidance comprising the steps of: (A) determining a set of 2-D reference...
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