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Date/App# patent app List of recent Control Unit-related patents
07/21/16
20160212757 
 Method and  scheduling user equipments based on levels thereof in mobile communication system patent thumbnailnew patent Method and scheduling user equipments based on levels thereof in mobile communication system
Provided are a method and apparatus for scheduling user equipments. The apparatus for allocating resources to ues may include: a communication unit to send and receive data to and from one or more ues; and a control unit to perform a process of determining the first maximum throughput based on channel quality information received from one or more ues and ue levels, performing a first-stage sorting operation on a list of ues based on the first maximum throughput and average throughput, performing, when there are two or more ues that have the same ue level and are adjacent in the list, a second-stage sorting operation on those ues based on the channel quality information, and allocating resources to at least one ue in the list.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212612 
 Mobile device, notification method, and computer-readable recording medium patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile device, notification method, and computer-readable recording medium
A mobile device, a corresponding notification method, and a corresponding computer-readable recording medium are provided. The mobile device includes an output unit and a control unit.
Htc Corporation


07/21/16
20160212563 
 Audio signal processing apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Audio signal processing apparatus
An audio signal processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to receive input of audio signals of a plurality of channels, an obtaining unit configured to obtain position information of a sound source, a sound field effect sound generating unit configured to generate a sound field effect sound by individually imparting a sound field effect to an audio signal of each of the channels, and a control unit configured to control the sound field effect to be imparted in the sound field effect sound generating unit, based on the position information.. .
Yamaha Corporation


07/21/16
20160212522 
 Ear set device patent thumbnailnew patent Ear set device
An ear set device that includes a main body; and one or more earphones configured to output a response signal, wherein at least one of the one or more earphones includes: a first detecting unit configured to detect whether the one or more earphones are attached to a user, wherein the main body includes a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with the one or more earphones, a second detecting unit configured to detect a location of the main body, and a control unit configured to, based on a determination that the main body is inside a vehicle and a determination that the vehicle is operating while the one or more earphones are attached to the user, receive, from the vehicle, information related to an operation of the vehicle and output a response signal corresponding to the received information through the one or more earphones is disclosed.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160212394 
 Image projection apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Image projection apparatus
An image projection apparatus (1) joins a plurality of display images displayed by scanning a plurality of light beams, as if there is no seam between them, thereby displaying a large-sized high-quality image. The image projection apparatus (1) includes a mems mirror device (11), a mems mirror control unit (13), and a laser beam detector (19).
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/21/16
20160212382 
 Video session manager and  enabling a video communication session across geographically disparate domains patent thumbnailnew patent Video session manager and enabling a video communication session across geographically disparate domains
A video session manager and method for enabling, optimizing, and managing inter-domain video communication sessions, including telepresence and videoconferencing sessions. The video session manager is configured to receive and analyze a video communication session request from one or more endpoints; to determine the viability of a communication session based on one or more attributes of the session; and to connect the one or more requesting endpoints to start the session.
Tata Communications (america) Inc.


07/21/16
20160212371 
 Imaging apparatus, imaging method and program patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging apparatus, imaging method and program
An imaging apparatus includes a display control unit that displays, according to an operation of activating an imaging unit, a first region in which an image created by the imaging unit is displayed and a second region in which map information is displayed; and an image recording unit, wherein according to an operation of appending the image to the map information after an imaging instructing operation for the first region, the image recording unit adds location information about a position, at which the appending operation to the map information has been performed, to the image and stores the image.. .
Nec Corporation


07/21/16
20160212348 
 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium
An image processing apparatus includes: an input unit adapted to input an image; a first acquisition unit adapted to acquire a low-frequency component image from the image input by the input unit; a first transformation unit adapted to transform the low-frequency component image acquired by the first acquisition unit; a second transformation unit adapted to transform the image input by the input unit; a second acquisition unit adapted to acquire a transformed high-frequency component image from the transformed image obtained by the second transformation unit; and a display control unit adapted to display, on a display unit, a combined image obtained by combining the transformed low-frequency component image obtained by the first transformation unit and the transformed high-frequency component image acquired by the second acquisition unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212324 
 Imaging device and focusing control method patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging device and focusing control method
The present invention provides an imaging device and a focusing control method capable of enhancing accuracy of moving subject estimation while reducing the computation of the moving subject estimation used in a case of continuously performing focusing with respect to the moving subject. A system control unit (11) predicts a subject distance in an imaging process of a third frame from information about subject distances obtained in an imaging process of a first frame and an imaging process of a second frame, calculates an error with respect to the predicted subject distance from information about a maximum error with respect to a focus lens position to be calculated, and performs lens driving based on a predicted focus lens position instead of a focusing control based on the predicted subject distance in a case that the error of the subject distance is large..
Fujifilm Corporation


07/21/16
20160212323 
 Focus control apparatus, method therefor, and storage medium patent thumbnailnew patent Focus control apparatus, method therefor, and storage medium
A focus control apparatus, comprises an area setting unit that sets a plurality of divided areas by dividing in a first direction and in a second direction, the first direction corresponding to a direction in which a focus state is detected; a focus detection unit that detects first information related to the focus state; a calculation unit that calculates defocus information on the basis of the first information; and a control unit that performs focus control on the basis of the calculated defocus information, wherein in a first mode in which the defocus information for the focus control is calculated by combining pieces of the first information, the calculation unit causes the part of the plurality of divided areas to vary in accordance with pieces of the first information.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212315 
new patent

Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof, and storage medium


An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor in which a plurality of pixels are arrayed two-dimensionally, a driving unit that bends the image sensor, and a control unit that controls the driving unit to bend the image sensor at a predetermined curvature. The control unit controls the driving unit so that stress acting on the image sensor in the case where an image capture operation is not carried out is lower than stress acting on the image sensor in the case where an image capture operation is carried out..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212299 
new patent

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus including: a conveying unit that conveys a transfer medium; an image forming unit that prints an image on the transfer medium based on an image for printing; and a control unit that receives a detection result of an image detection unit that detects the image printed on the transfer medium, wherein the control unit has a determination function used when an image for which image detection is possible and an image for which image detection is not possible are added to a document image to form the image for printing, the determination function being adapted to exclude an area of the image for which image detection is possible and to determine a state of the printed image based on comparison of information of the detected image and information of the image for printing.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212290 
new patent

Image processing apparatus, and remote operation system for image processing apparatus


An image processing apparatus is configured to be capable of being remotely operated by a terminal device via a wireless communication line. The image processing apparatus is equipped with a body control unit, a lan interface, and a body operation unit.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212254 
new patent

Mobile terminal, onboard device, control method, and control program


A mobile terminal that performs communication with an onboard device includes: a communication control unit configured to control reception of information instructing to switch a sound source which is transmitted from the onboard device, the information including information indicating an application program which is executed in the terminal serving as the sound source, and transmission of a sound, played by an application program operating in a foreground of the terminal, to the onboard device; a switching unit configured to switch an application program having been in operation in a foreground until immediately before, to a background, on the basis of the received information instructing to switch a sound source, and to switch an application program having been in operation in a background until immediately before, to a foreground; and a sound control unit configured to stop playing a sound of the application program having been in operation in a foreground until immediately before, and to start playing a sound of the application program having been in operation in a background until immediately before, subsequently to the stop.. .
Pioneer Corporation


07/21/16
20160212193 
new patent

Transmission apparatus, communication method, and storage medium


A transmission apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store a content, a notification unit configured, in a case where contents identified by a list of contents that is to be transmitted to a reception apparatus include unstored contents that are not stored in the storage unit, to issue a notification to the reception apparatus so that a content request for at least one of the unstored contents is not transmitted, a control unit configured to store the unstored content corresponding to the notification, into the storage unit, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the stored content to the reception apparatus.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212114 
new patent

Image forming apparatus, information processing system, and non-transitory computer-readable medium


An image forming apparatus includes: a communicating unit which communicates with a portable terminal device and an external device; a storage control unit which controls to store transfer destination information of the external device to which information from the portable terminal device is allowed to be transferred in a storage unit; a determining unit which determines whether a request from the portable terminal device is the request to the external device indicated by the transfer destination information stored in the storage unit; and a communication control unit which controls the communicating unit to transfer the request from the portable terminal device to the external device indicated by the transfer destination information when the determining unit determines that the request is the request to the external device indicated by the transfer destination information.. .
Ricoh Company, Limited


07/21/16
20160212090 
new patent

System and tracking conversations


A system and method for tracking conversations is disclosed. The method includes receiving an alert, the alert comprising operation information of a machine, determining a user for the alert, determining a first communication medium for a notification message, transmitting the notification message to the user via the first communication medium, the notification message comprising the operation information, storing a record of the notification message in a database in association with a conversation identification, receiving a command message from the user via a second communication medium different from the first communication medium, the command message comprising an instructional command for the machine, transmitting the command message to a control unit of the machine, the control unit being configured to control an operation of the machine based on the instructional command, and storing a record of the command message in the database in association with the conversation identification..
General Electric Company


07/21/16
20160212074 
new patent

Systems and methods for adaptive context-aware control of multimedia communication sessions


A system to adaptively control multimedia communication sessions includes a mediator unit in an intermediary communication position between two or more remote clients and a media infrastructure. The mediator unit includes a receiver, a transmitter and a control processor that controls the receiver and the transmitter.
General Electric Company


07/21/16
20160212042 
new patent

Broadcast transmitting device, broadcast receiving device, operating the broadcast transmitting device, and operating the broadcast receiving device


Provided is a broadcast receiving device receiving a file delivery over unidirectional transport (flute) protocol based packet stream. The device includes: a reception unit receiving a first packet setting a context that indicates a format of a header of the flute protocol based packet stream and a second packet compressed on the basis of the context; and a control unit setting the context on the basis of the first packet and restoring the second packet on the basis of the context..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160212037 
new patent

Browser apparatus, recording medium, server apparatus, and information processing method


Provided is a browser apparatus that implements a web browser including a unicast communication function section that sends a request to a web site and receives web content from the web site using a unicast protocol, and a multicast communication function section that receives web content multicast-distributed using a multicast protocol. The browser apparatus includes a control unit that controls, in response to an external input, the unicast communication function section of the web browser to send a request to a web site and receive web content from the web site using the unicast protocol..

07/21/16
20160211985 
new patent

Device for operating a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning network


In one embodiment a control unit for managing an hvac system includes an rs-bus interface that may communicate with one or more hvac units. A plurality of universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (uart) ports, wherein at least one of the uart ports may communicate with an interactive display using an rs-485 communication protocol, a secure digital input output (sdio) port configured to interface with a wi-fi module, wherein the wi-fi module is operable to communicate with a plurality of hvac sensors, wherein the plurality of hvac sensors operable to measure temperature.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160211984 
new patent

Gateway, management center, and remote access system


In a remote access system in which an appliance connected to a home network is controlled from the outside, a gateway capable of improving the responsiveness of control on the appliance is obtained. The gateway includes a sensor information collection unit, which collects the state information of a sensor connected to the home network, a management center coordination unit, which transfers the state information to a management center and obtains from the management center simplified rule information that is a part of a control rule that is defined in the management center and includes a condition to control the home appliance, a simplified rule database, which manages the simplified rule information, and a home appliance control unit, which controls the home appliance on the basis of the simplified rule information and the state information..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/21/16
20160211857 
new patent

Analog to digital converter circuits and methods of operation thereof


An analog to digital converter (adc) circuit includes an input stage for supplying an input signal to an adc for conversion to a digital signal and a control unit of the adc. The adc circuit further includes an operational parameter setting device configured to receive an operational parameter setting signal indicative of an operating parameter for the input stage from the control unit.
Infineon Technologies Austria Ag


07/21/16
20160211842 
new patent

Hybrid touch button and module using the same


A hybrid touch button, including: a touch display unit having a touch display area; a mechanical switch having a plurality of conductive contacts; and a control unit, having a power interface for coupling with a power source, a first interface coupled with the touch display area, a second interface coupled with the plurality of conductive contacts, and an output interface, wherein the control unit derives first input information from the first interface and second input information from the second interface, and determines an output configuration of the output interface according to the first input information and the second input information.. .
Yicheng Precision Inc.


07/21/16
20160211788 
new patent

Vehicular control apparatus


A vehicular control apparatus that includes a switched reluctance motor and an electronic control unit is provided. The switched reluctance motor has a rotor and a stator and is mounted as a travel drive source in a vehicle.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160211770 
new patent

Electromagnetic drive control system


An electromagnetic drive control system comprising an h-shaped full bridge driving circuit connected to a controlled electromagnetic unit, including a first field effect transistor (fet) and a fourth fet connected in series constituting the left arm of the h-shaped full-bridge driving circuit, and a second fet and a third fet connected in series constituting the right arm of the h-shaped full-bridge driving circuit; pwm control unit is used to provide control signal to the fets of the left and right bridge arms; it is characterized in that: the left arm comprises a first dc voltage source connected in series to the drain of the first fet, and the right arm includes a second dc voltage source connected in series to the drain of the second fet so as to form a dual power circuit; in this configuration, the first dc voltage source and the second dc voltage source are configured appropriately to greatly weaken the output current ripple of the electromagnetic drive control system and allow the system to realize super-high precision control of the electromagnetic drive control system under lower switching frequency, as a result, it can improve the stability of the system, reduce the loss of the system, and significantly decrease the cost of the drive controller.. .
Harbin Institute Of Technology


07/21/16
20160211766 
new patent

System for controlling an electrical load


The present invention relates to a control system for an electric charge, said system comprising: —a first power converter (vv1) and a second power converter (vv2) connected in parallel, —a first control unit (uc1) associated with the first power converter and a second control unit (uc2) associated with the second power converter, —the second control unit (uc2) comprises a main control module (m1_2) for determining a second output voltage (vσ2) to apply the electric charge and a secondary control module (m2_2) to determine a control voltage (Δvσk) to be applied to said second output voltage (vσ2), said control voltage being determined from the difference between the output current (iσ2) of the second power converter and the output current (iσ1) of the first power converter.. .
Schneider Toshiba Inverter Europe Sas


07/21/16
20160211759 
new patent

Electronic resonant and insulated half-bridge zeta converter


An electronic half-bridge zeta converter may include a transformer, wherein a half-bridge is connected to the primary winding of transformer, and wherein a respective capacitance and a respective diode are associated with the half-bridge switches. Moreover, the converter includes a zeta converter which is connected to secondary winding of transformer, so that the zeta converter includes a first inductance, which includes the magnetization inductance of transformer, and a second inductance.
Osram Gmbh


07/21/16
20160211749 
new patent

Dc/dc conversion device and load-drive control system


A dc/dc conversion device that includes three-level power conversion circuits in a plurality of phases. The dc/dc conversion device includes voltage detectors 21 and 22 that detect at least two voltages (efc and efcl) of an input dc voltage, a first divided voltage, and a second divided voltage; and a voltage control unit 3 that controls an output voltage of three-level power conversion circuits 12a and 12b.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/21/16
20160211740 
new patent

Voltage surge protection for active rectifiers in the event of load shedding


A rectifier module for an active bridge rectifier having two switching elements, connected in series between two end terminals, and between which a center tap is formed, and a control circuit including a monitoring unit, a synchronization unit, and a control unit, the monitoring unit detecting a measuring voltage and outputting a request signal when the measuring voltage exceeds an upper threshold value. The synchronization unit outputs a synchronization signal to a synchronization terminal as long as the monitoring unit outputs the request signal, and otherwise to monitor the synchronization terminal for a synchronization signal.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/21/16
20160211704 
new patent

Power transmission device


The power transmission device includes a first power transmitter and a second power transmitter that respectively adjust the capacitance such that a resonance frequency is attained, based on a variation degree of a phase difference with respect to a variation of the capacitance when the capacitance of a variable capacitance unit is varied, and the first control unit adjusts the resonance frequency of the first power transmitter in a state where the second power transmitter is off, and the second control unit adjusts the resonance frequency of the second power transmitter in a state where the first power transmitter is off.. .

07/21/16
20160211690 
new patent

Battery charger with power factor correction


A battery charger with power factor correction is provided. In particular, the battery charger is configured to work in a discontinuous current mode with a power factor that is almost unity but no bulky electrolytic capacitor is needed in the charger.
Macau University Of Science And Technology


07/21/16
20160211677 
new patent

Method and program for controlling power storage system and storage battery


A power storage system (10) comprises the following: a battery unit (11) in which a plurality of battery cells are connected; an acquisition unit (12) for continuously acquiring, while the battery unit (11) is discharging, (v) which represents the extent of the discharge from the battery unit (11) and the temperature (t) of the battery unit (11) when the degree of discharge is (v); a balancing unit (13) for executing cell balancing by which the difference in the amount of charging between battery cells is reduced; and a balancing control unit (14) for controlling the balancing unit (13) so that when a reference state is detected on the basis of (v) and (t), cell balancing is not executed, in accordance with the results of the detection.. .
Nec Corporation


07/21/16
20160211676 
new patent

Intelligent charging device and charge scheduling control method thereof


An intelligent charging device has a control unit and multiple power strips respectively connected to and simultaneously charging multiple sets of digital devices. Each power strip has a relay connected to the control unit.
Aver Information Inc.


07/21/16
20160211669 
new patent

Electric protection on ac side of hvdc


An electrical assembly comprises a power converter including first and second dc terminals and an ac terminal. The electrical assembly also includes a grounding circuit to connect the ac terminal to ground.
General Electric Technology Gmbh


07/21/16
20160211158 
new patent

Tank switch and monitoring a fluid rate


A tank switch for a semiconductor test system is provided, wherein the tank switch comprises a manifold comprising a first input pipe, a second input pipe, an output pipe and an flow sensor, wherein each of the input pipes is configured to be connected to a respective fluid tank and the output pipe comprises an output terminal which is configured to be connected to a testing handler, wherein each of the input pipes comprises a respective control valve; wherein the flow sensor is built into the manifold before the output terminal and is configured to provide a measurement signal indicative of the flow rate of a fluid through output terminal and to send the signal to a control unit; and wherein each of the control valves is configured to receive a control signal and to be opened or closed responsive to the received control signal.. .
Infineon Technologies Ag


07/21/16
20160211151 
new patent

Substrate processing apparatus and manufacturing semiconductor device


Etching having high selectivity is performed within a plane of a substrate. To this end, a substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate support where a substrate including a first film containing at least silicon and a second film having a silicon content ratio lower than that of the first film is placed; a process chamber wherein the substrate support is disposed; a gas supply system configured to supply an etching gas to the substrate; a coolant channel disposed in the substrate support and having a coolant flowing therein; a coolant flow rate controller configured to control a flow rate of the coolant supplied to the coolant channel; a control unit configured to control at least the coolant flow rate controller such that a temperature of the substrate is maintained whereat an etch rate of the first film is higher than that of the second film while the etching gas is in contact with the substrate; and an exhaust system configured to exhaust an inner atmosphere of the process chamber..
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.


07/21/16
20160211125 
new patent

Method of calibrating mass-to-charge ratio measurements obtained from a mass spectrometer connected in fluid communication with an analysis system delivering a temporally changing sample


A method of calibrating mass-to-charge ratio measurements obtained from a mass spectrometer connected in fluid communication with a chromatographic system comprises the steps of acquiring a multiplicity of mass spectra of an analyte during an analytical run, analyzing at least some of the multiplicity of mass spectra during the analytical run for generating result data relating to a decision on introduction of a calibrant material into the mass spectrometer; and introducing the calibrant material into the mass spectrometer during the analytical run, based on the result data. An arrangement for mass analysis that is suitable for carrying out the method comprises a chromatographic system (10), a mass spectrometer (20) connected downstream, in fluid communication to the chromatographic system (10), a data acquisition device (22) for acquiring mass spectra of an analyte fed to the mass spectrometer (20), a controllable injector (30, 31) to introduce calibrant material into the mass spectrometer, and a control unit (50) receiving information on the acquired mass spectra from the data acquisition device (22), the control unit (50) configured to dynamically control the injector (30, 31) based on the received information..
Tofwerk Ag


07/21/16
20160211037 
new patent

Nuclear reactor power regulator and method


One embodiment of a nuclear reactor power regulator includes: a control unit that conducts control in such a way as to receive, as an input, a frequency fluctuation detection signal of a frequency fluctuation detection unit, and output a reactor pressure adjustment command signal, which is for adjusting a reactor pressure, and a reactor recirculation flow adjustment command signal, which is for adjusting a reactor recirculation flow; a reactor pressure adjustment unit which adjusts a reactor pressure adjustment start time and a pressure fluctuating range; and a reactor recirculation flow adjustment unit which adjusts a reactor recirculation flow adjustment start time and a flow fluctuating range. The control unit outputs the reactor pressure adjustment command signal at a predetermined time after outputting the reactor recirculation flow adjustment command signal..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/21/16
20160210949 
new patent

Multifunctional digital musical instrument


An electronic musical instrument includes a database including timbre data corresponding to a plurality of musical instruments an acoustic data input unit configured to display an acoustic data input position corresponding to a selected one of the musical instruments, detect whether the acoustic data input position is touched, and receive information on the touched acoustic data input position a mouthpiece detachably provided and having a shape corresponding to a shape of a mouthpiece of the selected musical instrument a wind sensor unit configured to measure an amount of air to generate loudness data a control unit configured to receive timbre data corresponding to the information on the touched acoustic data input position, receive the loudness data from the wind sensor unit, and synthesize the timbre data and the loudness data to output an acoustic sound signal of the selected musical instrument and a power supply unit configured to supply power.. .
Cosmogenome Inc.


07/21/16
20160210913 
new patent

Display device with improved luminance


A display device is provided. The display device includes a display unit having pixels arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, each pixel including additive mixture subpixels and a luminance adjustment subpixel, and a signal control unit controlling a luminance at a maximum gray scale in the luminance adjustment subpixel depending on an external light illuminance..
Japan Display Inc.


07/21/16
20160210850 
new patent

Automatic driving device


An automatic driving device includes a position acquisition unit configured to acquire position information on another automatically-driving vehicle and another manually-driving vehicle, a route searching unit configured to search a route, a calculation unit configured to calculate a ratio of the number of the other automatically-driving vehicles to a total number of all other vehicles on the route for each route based on the position information on the other automatically-driving vehicle and the position information on the other manually-driving vehicle when a plurality of routes is searched, a selection unit configured to select the route wherein the other automatically-driving vehicle ratio calculated by the calculation unit is highest as a route for the host vehicle to travel, and a control unit configured to control automatic driving of the host vehicle so travel along the selected route.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160210793 
new patent

Control methodology for wireless fluid level sensor


A control methodology for a wireless oil level sensor includes mounting a wireless oil pressure sensor to the oil plug of an engine. The oil pressure sensor detects a pressure which is used to determine a volume or level of oil in the oil pan.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/21/16
20160210765 
new patent

Display control system, and display control method


A display control system includes: at least a display control device including a transparency control unit that, when displaying a first display component and a second display component such that at least parts of the first display component and the second display component overlap each other, increases a transparency of at least one of the first display component and the second display component in an overlapping portion according to one of a density of display contents contained in the first display component and a density of display contents contained in the second display component in the overlapping portion.. .
Fujitsu Limited


07/21/16
20160210585 
new patent

Method and a portable display device


The present technology may relate to a product information system for guiding a navigation device to a product located in a defined space. Various embodiments of the product information system may comprise a centralized server configured to contain a database of product information and a display device for displaying the product information.
Exposure Illumination Architects, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210544 
new patent

Media processing system, printing system, and control a media processing system


A media processing system 91 includes a host computer 92 having a control device control unit 108 as an application execution unit that runs an application that generates and outputs information for processing a medium, and a transmission unit that transmits the information output by the application; and a printer 1 having a communication unit that receives information transmitted by the transmission unit, a print mechanism 64 that based on the information performs an operation in a first operating mode or a second operating mode that is different from the first operating mode, and a media processing device control unit 100 that selects the first operating mode or the second operating mode based on the application that generated the information.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/21/16
20160210271 
new patent

Information processing terminal and information processing method


To provide an information processing terminal and information processing method capable of supplying a user with information useful for selecting link information, there is provided an information processing terminal including: a request unit configured to request an information processing device to supply layout information including a plurality of pieces of link information indicating link destinations and correlated with information regarding an object based on acquisition of the information regarding the object from the object; and a display control unit configured to generate a link list image based on the layout information acquired from the information processing device and display the generated link list image on a display screen. The display control unit acquires information from a link destination corresponding to each of the plurality of pieces of link information included in the layout information and controls a display form of the link list image displayed on the display screen based on the acquired information..
Felica Networks, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210252 
new patent

Dma control device, micro control unit, and dma control method


A direct memory access (dma) control device including: a basic-function setting register used to perform dma operation; and a scatter-gather setting register in which a value indicating that a task is executed through setting of a directly defined value for data to be written to the basic-function setting register without reading the data from a memory through a bus is set.. .
Fujitsu Limited


07/21/16
20160210146 
new patent

Vector operation core and vector processor


A vector operation core and a vector processor are provided. The vector operation core use two three-input adders and four data negators, so that the data input into the input adders may be flexibly negated.
Zte Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd


07/21/16
20160210085 
new patent

Printing apparatus and control method


A printing unit comprises: a communication unit configured to be connected to a communication line to which a plurality of print data transmission devices are connectable; a memory unit configured to store print data received by the communication unit; a printing unit including a roller mechanism for sending recording paper and being configured to drive a printing mechanism based on the print data stored in the memory unit to print on the recording paper; and a control unit configured to determine, in response to receiving a connection request from a first print data transmission device by the communication unit, whether or not the printing apparatus is connected to another print data transmission device for communication, cause the communication unit to send as a reply a first response for causing the first print data transmission device to wait to start transmission of print data when the printing apparatus is connected to the another print data transmission device for communication, and cause the communication unit to send as a reply a second response for allowing the first print data transmission device to transmit the print data after the printing apparatus and the another print data transmission device end the communication connection.. .
Seiko Instruments Inc.


07/21/16
20160210015 
new patent

User interface and assisting a user when operating an operating unit


Systems, apparatuses and methods for assisting a user in the operation of a touch-sensitive operator control unit, where a presence of input means, such as a user's finger, is detected in a predefined first area in front of the operator control unit, and, in response to it, acknowledging of the detected presence by a predefined first audio output. The first area may be bounded in a direction parallel to a surface of the operator control unit corresponding to a button displayed on the operator control unit.
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160209985 
new patent

Optical touch device and touch detecting method using the same


An optical touch device and a touch detecting method using the same are provided. The optical touch device is suitable for use with a touch surface and includes a control unit and first to fourth optical capturing units.
Wistron Corporation


07/21/16
20160209841 
new patent

Autonomous driving device


There is provided an autonomous driving device that improves the convenience for a driver in the switching between autonomous driving and manual driving. When the driver discovers an obstacle which cannot be detected by an autonomous driving device, and performs a driving operation which causes a manual driving switching threshold value to be exceeded for an operation time less than or equal to an operation threshold value so as to avoid the obstacle, a control unit of the autonomous driving device switches autonomous driving to manual driving, and then the control unit switches manual driving to autonomous driving even if the driver does not perform an autonomous driving switching operation.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160209840 
new patent

Apparatus for switching driving mode of vehicle and method thereof


Systems and techniques are disclosed for switching a vehicle driving mode. A sensing unit senses a state of a driver of a vehicle configured to be driven automatically or manually.
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160209832 
new patent

Method for the controlled changeover of a treatment machine


Method for controlled changeover of a container treatment machine having a plurality of rfid reading devices, a control unit and one or more treatment modules, every treatment module having a plurality of remote indicators, and one or more exchangeable handling parts equipped with rfid transponders for unambiguous identification, including displaying, via the remote indicators, predetermined target identifiers for the handling parts which are transmitted by the control unit; displaying, via the remote indicators, actual identifiers for the handling parts that are retrieved from the rfid transponders via the rfid reading devices; comparing respective actual identifiers for the handling parts with respective target identifiers therefor, and signaling when a change of the handling part is required if the actual identifier deviates from the respective target identifier, or signaling that a handling part is correctly used if the actual identifier corresponds to the respective target identifier.. .
Krones Ag


07/21/16
20160209829 
new patent

Motor controlling suppressing vibrations


A motor control apparatus of the present invention is a motor control apparatus for compensating elastic deformation between a servo motor and a driven part, driven by the servo motor, which includes a position command generator for generating a position command of the motor, a compensation filter for compensating the position command generated by the position command generator and a servo control unit for controlling the movement of the motor based on a position command after compensation, i.e., the compensated position command by the compensation filter, and is constructed such that the compensation filter includes a filter f(s) having an inertia jl of the driven part, a stiffness coefficient k of an elastically deformable part and a damping coefficient c of the elastically deformable part as the elements of filter coefficients.. .
Fanuc Corporation


07/21/16
20160209826 
new patent

Machine tool


This machine tool is provided with an arithmetic control unit that: controls a motor so as to measure the positions of raw material holes in a boom using an imaging camera held on a main shaft (s111-s113); calculates the positions of the center axes of the raw material holes on the basis of the information about the positions of the raw material holes captured by the imaging cameras (s114, s115); calculates distances between two center axes of interest (s116); and, when at least one of the calculated distances does not meet a prescribed value (s117), calculates the most suitable positions for process holes from minimum holes that comply with formulae (1111-1) to (1114-1) and (1141-1) to (1144-1) on the basis of equations (1101), (1111) to (1114), and (1141) to (1144) (s121); and controls the motor so as to form process holes in the positions calculated as the most suitable and cuts raw material holes using a tool held on the main shaft (s122, s123).. .
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209823 
new patent

Programmable controller and control programmable controller


A programmable controller of an embodiment is a programmable controller connected to a device to be a controlled object via a network, and includes a control unit that requests the device to notify an identifier of the device and mode information via the network, the mode information defining a utilized function and an operation method of the device; and a storage unit that stores the identifier and the mode information notified by the device via the network in response to the request.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/21/16
20160209800 
new patent

Image forming apparatus and image forming method


An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing body; a developing unit which develops an electrostatic latent image formed on the image bearing body as a toner image; a transfer unit which transfers the toner image to a receiver medium; a cleaning member which collects residual toner on the image bearing body; a lubricant supply unit which supplies lubricant onto the image bearing body; a measurement unit which measures a static frictional force generated between the image bearing body and the cleaning member; and a control unit which corrects the amount of lubricant on the image bearing body, wherein the control unit estimates a state of the lubricant on the image bearing body based on a change between a first and a second static frictional force, and based on the estimated state, the control unit selectively executes one of processing of supplying lubricant and processing of removing lubricant.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209684 
new patent

Display device


A display device includes a liquid crystal display device that has a display area and a hidden area surrounding the display area; a liquid crystal shutter that is layered on the liquid crystal display device and has a first area corresponding to the display area and a second area corresponding to the hidden area; and a control unit that sets the first and second areas to a transparent state and an opaque state, respectively, when the display area is active, and sets the first and second areas to the opaque state when the display area is not active.. .
Alpine Electronics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209547 
new patent

Inspection thermo-hygrometer based on phase change and methods for controlling and inspecting the same


Disclosed therein are an inspection apparatus for a thermo-hygrometer based on phase change and methods for controlling and inspecting the same which can simultaneously inspect a thermometer and a hygrometer through a simple method using a phase change of reactants. The thermo-hygrometer based on phase change includes: reactants of at least two kinds; a plurality of cylinder type cells; a reactor body having a temperature sensor hole and a plurality of cell holes; a flow pipe in which a first gas circulates by a circulation pump; a relative humidity chamber which has a relative humidity sensor disposed therein; and a temperature control unit which is mounted below the reactor body, wherein when a phase change of a first reactant is induced, the relative humidity sensor is inspected based on the relative humidity of the first gas, and the temperature sensor is inspected based on the phase change temperature of the first reactant..
Korea Research Institute Of Standards And Science


07/21/16
20160209504 
new patent

Radar sensor for motor vehicles


A radar sensor for vehicles, including a group antenna, having a linear array of antenna elements, a feed unit for feeding transmission signals having a settable phase relationship into the antenna elements, a control unit controlling the feed unit, and an evaluation device evaluating received radar echoes and angle-resolving locating of objects. The group antenna includes at least two non-interleaved subgroups, the feed unit supplies in-phase transmission signals to the elements, while the transmission signals for the various subgroups have a settable phase difference, the control unit periodically changes the settable phase difference so that the transmission signals have a base phase difference in one measuring cycle and a phase difference in another measuring cycle which differs by a fixed absolute value from the base difference.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209500 
new patent

Self-calibrating laser tracker and self-calibration method


Some embodiments of the invention relate to a laser tracker for determining the position of a target, comprising a beam source for generating measurement radiation; a base; a beam deflection unit which can pivot with respect to the base −4° c. About two axes in a motorized manner, for the emission and alignment of the measurement radiation and to capture at least one part of the measurement radiation reflected onto the target; a first position-sensitive surface detector and an evaluation and control unit for determining a point of impact of the reflected measurement on the surface detector for generating an output signal in order to determine the position of said target.
Leica Geosystems Ag


07/21/16
20160209281 
new patent

Pedaling torque and power measuring device for a bicycle


A torque and power measuring device corresponding to the non-drive side cyclist leg, comprising a hollow shaft connecting the two bicycle crank arms with strain sensors arranged in the shaft surface. These sensors are connected to an electronic control unit housed inside the shaft, to which are also connected other different sensors to measure a plurality of interesting quantities (pedaling cadence, crank arm angular position .
Indra Sistemas, S.a.


07/21/16
20160209200 
new patent

Distance measurement device and distance measurement method


A distance measurement device includes a transceiving unit that, in a distance measurement process between the distance measurement device and nodes, transmits a command to the nodes, and receives a response as a response to the command; and a distance measurement control unit that instructs the transceiving unit to transmit the command when the distance measurement process starts, measures a period of time until the response is received after the command is transmitted, and calculates a distances between the distance measurement device and the nodes on the basis of the measured period of time. The distance measurement control unit determines the number of repetitions for the distance measurement process until the distance is calculated after the command is transmitted on the basis of the calculated distance..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/21/16
20160209068 
new patent

Distributed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system


In one embodiment, an hvac system includes a first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display. A second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units and a second interactive display.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209067 
new patent

Creation and configuration of a distributed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning network


In some embodiments, a system for operating an hvac control network includes a first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display, the first control unit further comprising a software access point (softap). A second control unit, the second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units and a second interactive display.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209066 
new patent

Operational control of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning network


In one embodiment, a system for managing control units in hvac network includes a first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display, and the first control unit controls hvac services for a first zone. A second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units and a second interactive display, and the second control unit controls hvac services for a second zone.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209062 
new patent

Server integration with a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system


In one embodiment, a server for operating an hvac network includes an interface operable to receive a registration request from a control unit, wherein the registration request includes an installation report comprising a serial number for an hvac unit communicatively coupled to the control unit, a serial number for an interactive display communicatively coupled to the hvac unit, a plurality of operating parameters for the hvac unit, a geographic address of a location of the control unit, and a user name and login password for accessing the control unit. The server may also include a processor communicatively coupled to the interface and operable to authenticate the control unit based on the registration request, register a primary user device associated with the control unit, register a secondary user device associated with the control unit, establish a control link between the control unit and the primary and secondary user devices, wherein the control link facilitates control commands between the control unit and the primary and secondary user devices, and store the installation report in a server database..
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209061 
new patent

Efficient distribution of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning functionality


In one embodiment, a system for replicating settings in an hvac network includes a first control unit including a first internal clock, the first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display. The system may also include a second control unit comprising a second internal clock, the second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units and a second interactive display.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209060 
new patent

Diagnosing and troubleshooting a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system


In some embodiments a system for troubleshooting an hvac system includes, a control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a first interactive display. The control unit may connect to a wi-fi network and the wi-fi network may be generated by a wireless access point connected to the internet.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209059 
new patent

Resilient operation of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system


In one embodiment, an hvac system includes a first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of hvac units and a second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of hvac units. The first control unit may connect to the second control unit using a wi-fi direct protocol to create an hvac control network.
Lennox Industries Inc.


07/21/16
20160209053 
new patent

Heat source control device, heat source system, and heat source control method


In a heat source control device, a heat source system, and a heat source control method, heat source groups, a plurality of group control units, and a number-of-units control unit are included. The group control units include a first operating-range output unit and a second operating-range output unit.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209028 
new patent

Cooking device and controlling the same


Provided is a cooking device. The cooking device includes a frame to form a cooking chamber; a burner to heat the cooking chamber; a gas valve to control a flow of a gas which will be supplied to the burner; an ignition unit to ignite a mixed gas of the gas and air which is supplied to the burner; a fan to enable the air heated by the burner to flow; a fan motor to rotate the fan; and a control unit to control the fan motor, wherein, when the fan motor is normally operated, the control unit turns on the gas valve and operates the ignition unit..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/21/16
20160208983 
new patent

System, method & computer program product


A lubrication system comprising a motor, a positive displacement pump driven by the motor, a lubricant container in fluid communication with the positive displacement pump and at least one lubricant outlet in fluid communication with the lubricant container. The positive displacement pump is arranged to carry out at least one discharge stroke to dispense lubricant from the at least one lubricant outlet when the lubrication system is in use.
Osakeyhtiö Skf Aktiebolag


07/21/16
20160208913 
new patent

Slip control device of lock-up clutch


A slip control device includes a control unit configured to: calculate a difference value between a target value and a current value or an estimated value of a difference in a rotational speed between an input shaft and an output shaft of a fluid type power transmitting device, or a difference value being a difference between a target value and a current value or an estimated value of a speed of an engine; calculate an inclination of torque capacity of the fluid type power transmitting device with respect to an input parameter at a current value of the input parameter having correlative relationship with the torque capacity of the fluid type power transmitting device; calculate torque capacity of a lock-up clutch by multiplying the inclination by the difference value; and control a slip amount of the lock-up clutch by using the calculated torque capacity.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208912 
new patent

Controller for continuously variable transmission


A controller for a continuously variable transmission includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit reduces a change in a target speed ratio of the continuously variable transmission when a sensitivity coefficient is large as compared to when the sensitivity coefficient is small.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208869 
new patent

Hydraulic system for a hydrodynamic machine


A hydrodynamic machine comprising: a toroidal working chamber including a first bladed wheel and a second bladed wheel arranged concentrically with the first bladed wheel; and an electrohydraulic system including an open loop unit and a and closed loop control unit, a working medium accumulator, a pump operable to pump a working medium from the working medium accumulator into the toroidal working chamber, a heat exchanger, a valve operable to switch between a first position, the first position being a non-braking position, and a second position, the second position being a braking position, and a line system operable to allow the pump to pump the working medium in both the first position and the second position into the working chamber.. .
Voith Patent Gmbh


07/21/16
20160208792 
new patent

Liquid transporting apparatus and liquid transporting method


A liquid transporting apparatus includes a pump unit that transports a liquid, a battery housing unit that houses a battery supplying power for driving the pump unit; a driving unit that drives the pump, a control unit that controls the driving unit, and a temperature measuring unit that measures a temperature. The control unit controls driving of the pump unit by a first mode in which the pump unit is driven by a predetermined driving amount in unit time and a second mode in which the pump is driven by a driving amount that is smaller than the predetermined driving amount in unit time that is shorter than the unit time described above when the temperature measured by the temperature measuring unit is lower than a predetermined value..
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/21/16
20160208732 
new patent

Internal combustion engine with an electronically controlled tumble control valve


An internal combustion engine includes an ignition plug and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (i) execute a lean-burn operation in a first operation region, (ii) execute an operation in a second operation region at an air-fuel ratio lower than an air-fuel ratio during the lean-burn operation, and (iii) control a gas flow in a cylinder so that a ratio of a change in a gas flow speed around the ignition plug during ignition to a change in an engine rotation speed in a first engine rotation speed region within the first operation region is smaller than the ratio in a second engine rotation speed region within the second operation region..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208726 
new patent

Fuel filter clogging detection device in fuel supply circuit, and working machine


A fuel filter clogging detection device detects clogging of a fuel filter in a fuel supply circuit and issues a warning. The device includes an atmospheric pressure sensor detecting atmospheric pressure, a filter outlet pressure sensor detecting outlet side pressure of the fuel filter, and a control unit calculating differential pressure between the atmospheric pressure and the outlet side pressure and obtaining a degree of clogging of the fuel filter from the differential pressure so as to output an alarm signal when the degree of clogging exceeds a threshold..
Caterpillar Sarl


07/21/16
20160208725 
new patent

Internal-combustion-engine fuel injection control device


An internal-combustion-engine fuel injection control device which can accurately control a boosted voltage applied to a fuel injection valve during fuel injection and can control a variation in a fuel injection amount without increasing a size or a cost of the fuel injection control device even when a width of a fuel injection driving pulse to drive the fuel injection valve is small is provided. A fuel injection control device includes a boosting operation control unit configured to start a boosting operation at predetermined timing regardless of an amount of a detected voltage when the detected voltage is higher than a threshold voltage for starting boosting and is lower than a threshold voltage for stopping boosting..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160208721 
new patent

Control apparatus and control internal combustion engine


A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine having a limiting current sensor includes an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: (i) calculate a parameter relating to sox contained in a detection subject gas using an output current of the sensor obtained when voltage reduction control is implemented to reduce an applied voltage applied to the sensor from a parameter calculation voltage; and (ii) implement the voltage reduction control when an oxygen concentration of the detection subject gas is less than a predetermined concentration or a low oxygen concentration condition, according to which an oxygen concentration of the detection subject gas is predicted to be less than a predetermined concentration, is established..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208676 
new patent

Temperature control an automotive cooling system


A system for regulating a flow of liquid coolant in an automotive cooling system includes a valve body having an inlet and an outlet. A pressure operated valve member moves in response to a fluid pressure.
Melling Tool Co.


07/21/16
20160208656 
new patent

Operating an externally heated forced-flow steam generator


An operating method for an externally heated once-through steam generator, in particular a once-through steam generator is heated using solar thermal energy and has a steam turbine connected downstream of the once-through steam generator. A pressure regulation device, having at least one turbine valve for regulating the pressure, is arranged in the feed water-steam circuit between the once-through steam generator and the steam turbine, the pressure regulation device being controlled by a control unit in such a way that, in the event of sudden load reductions, the drop in pressure associated therewith occurs, in a time delayed manner, by throttling of the at least one turbine valve..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160208541 
new patent

Vehicle door controlling device


A vehicle door controlling device includes a vehicle-side controller, installed on the vehicle including a door capable of being opened automatically; and a mobile device on which reservation setting of automatic door-opening of the door can be made by a user. The mobile device includes a transmitter unit configured to transmit a signal that includes information about the reservation setting, by a wireless communication function.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208540 
new patent

Control device


A control device includes: an input unit to which a first signal is input from a detection unit detecting an operation for an opening-closing body; and a control unit generates a second signal for operating the opening-closing body, based on the first signal, wherein the control unit can be switched between a first power consumption mode and a second power consumption mode in which less power is consumed, and the control unit can be switched between a first state where the second power consumption mode is switched to the first power consumption mode, based on a first condition, and a second state where the second power consumption mode is switched to the first power consumption mode, based on a second condition on which the second power consumption mode is less likely to be switched to the first power consumption mode.. .
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208395 
new patent

Process control device, recording medium, and process control method


According to one embodiment, a process control device includes an emission amount calculation unit and a process control unit. The emission amount calculation unit selects light of a predetermined wavelength among light generated while a dry etching process is being executed on a substrate.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/21/16
20160207717 
new patent

Device and moving transport elements in a container treatment system


A method for adapting motion profiles of a plurality of individually controllable transport elements for transporting containers in a container treatment system along a transport path, wherein the plurality of transport elements are movably arranged along the transport path, the method includes the following steps: determining a treatment state of at least one container carried along by a first transport element, and/or determining an operational state of at least one first container treatment unit which is arranged downstream with respect to a position of the first transport element along the transport path, wherein the first transport element is moved by an open- and/or closed-loop control unit of the container treatment system as part of a stream of transport elements, and wherein the motion profile of the first transport element is adapted by the open- and/or closed-loop control unit in response to the determined treatment state and/or the determined operational state.. .
Krones Ag


07/21/16
20160207604 
new patent

Outboard motor anti-theft security system


The authentication unit stores information for causing the outboard motor control unit to permit an engine start in order to enable setting of an unlock state in which the engine start is permitted without authentication of id information of an electronic key and a child lock state in which the engine start is permitted by performing a predetermined release operation without necessity of authenticating the id information of the electric key.. .
Suzuki Motor Corporation


07/21/16
20160207603 
new patent

Motorized watercraft


A motorized watercraft is a vehicle that is used to transport a user across the water. The motorized watercraft includes a floating board, a control unit, a propulsion system, a power source, and a plurality of conduit stringers.

07/21/16
20160207567 
new patent

System for controlling rolling of vehicle and method therefor


A system for controlling rolling of a vehicle and a method therefor, the system comprising: a control unit for receiving and analyzing a steering signal and a driving signal from a driver of a vehicle having a frame by which the gradient of the vehicle during traveling can be controlled and generating a steering control signal and a driving control signal on the basis of a result value according to the analysis; and a steering unit and a driving unit for controlling a traveling direction and driving of the vehicle according to the steering control signal and the driving control signal received from the control unit, respectively.. .

07/21/16
20160207546 
new patent

Train-information management device and train-crew support method


A motorman's cab in a train is provided with a plurality of door operating switches that open and close the train doors on the station-platform side in a fully-automatic manner, in a semi-automatic manner, or in a manner that open and close doors in sections. A central device includes an information control unit that specifies a stopping station where a train stops next on the basis of train information; selects a recommended door operating switch at the stopping station from among the door operating switches on the basis of an estimated passenger-number value, which is the number of passengers at the stopping station, as a recommended door operating switch for the stopping station; and then it displays display information that prompts the train crew to operate the selected door operating switch on a display device in the control platform..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/21/16
20160207536 
new patent

Autonomous driving device


An autonomous driving device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a value corresponding to a steering operation during an autonomous driving, and a control unit configured to perform the autonomous driving and to control switching of a driving state between the autonomous driving and a manual driving. In a case where a first value corresponding to the steering operation is equal to or greater than a first threshold value and a second value corresponding to the steering operation before the driving state is switched from the autonomous driving in progress to the manual driving is equal to or greater than a second threshold value, the control unit decelerates the vehicle and switches the driving state from the autonomous driving in progress to the manual driving..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160207535 
new patent

Automatically adaptable speed cruise control device


An automatically adaptable speed cruise control device utilizes global positioning system data linked to a cruise control unit to adjust vehicle speed automatically while traveling. The device includes a vehicle and a cruise control unit operationally coupled to the vehicle such that the vehicle is maintained at a cruising speed by the cruise control unit.

07/21/16
20160207531 
new patent

Collison avoidance support device and collision avoidance support method


A vehicle (100) includes a support control unit (111) that supports avoidance of a. Collision with an object and a support suppressing unit (112) that suppresses the support of the support control unit (111) when a steering angle of the vehicle (100) is equal to or greater than a predetermined angle.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160207530 
new patent

Rear collision avoidance and mitigation system


Data is collected from vehicle sensors to generate a virtual map of objects proximate to the vehicle. Based on the virtual map, an in-vehicle computer determines a traffic condition in front of and behind a host vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


07/21/16
20160207522 
new patent

Retrofit system for converting a vehicle into one of a hybrid electric vehicle and electric vehicle


The present invention provides a retrofit system for configuring a vehicle into a hybrid electric vehicle or electric vehicle. The system comprises an electric power source (eps) comprising one or more motors to provide fail safe torque to the vehicle and harness braking energy for charging one or more batteries, one or more attachable electric power gear assemblies (epga) configured to couple the one or more motors to a propeller shaft for providing the torque to the vehicle, and an electronic control unit coupled to the electric power source (eps) for dynamically controlling functioning of the one or more motors based on the running conditions to drive the vehicle.
Kpit Technologies Ltd.


07/21/16
20160207519 
new patent

Drive control system for hybrid vehicle


A drive control system for a hybrid vehicle comprises a lubricating oil passage, a first oil pump, an electronic control unit, and an electronic control unit. The lubricating oil passage is configured to supply lubricating oil to the power split mechanism by causing the lubricating oil to flow outward in a radial direction of a power split mechanism.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160207509 
new patent

Driving assistance apparatus


A driving assistance apparatus includes an obstacle detecting unit configured to detect an obstacle and acquire obstacle information including a distance to the obstacle; and a control unit configured to intervene to control at least one of braking force and driving force on the basis of the distance to the obstacle, based on the obstacle information, and a running resistance that occurs in response to steering operated by a driver.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160207504 
new patent

Washer injector


An object of the present invention is to provide a washer injector capable of injecting an amount of washer fluid which can properly wipe a windshield glass even when viscosity is increased or decreased depending on temperature change of the washer fluid. The washer injector includes a washer nozzle for injecting the washer fluid to the windshield glass of a vehicle, a washer pump for supplying the washer fluid to the washer nozzle, a fluid temperature sensor as a detection unit for detecting a fluid temperature which is a temperature of the washer fluid, and a control unit for controlling a discharge pressure of the washer pump.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160207486 
new patent

Safety system for a motor bike and triggering a safety system


A safety system for a motor bike includes an evaluation and control unit which receives crash-relevant information from at least one sensor unit and evaluates it for the purpose of detecting a crash, and in response to a detected crash, the evaluation and control unit activates at least one external safety component and/or at least one internal safety component using a triggering concept. The evaluation and control unit receives presence signals from the at least one external safety component and/or the at least one internal safety component and evaluates the received signals in order to detect the safety components currently available.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/21/16
20160207420 
new patent

A vehicle system, and a such vehicle system


A vehicle system (10) is provided. The vehicle system comprises an electrical dc motor (11) driving a load (12), such as a hydraulic pump, and a control system (100) for controlling the speed of the electrical motor (11).
Borgwarner Torqtransfer Systems Ab


07/21/16
20160207415 
new patent

Battery control unit system


A battery control unit system is provided that detects a state of a battery used for driving a vehicle and monitors the state of the battery on the basis of detected information so as to control a circuit device surrounding the battery according to a result of the monitoring. The battery control unit system may include an internal power source that is connected directly in parallel with the battery and that supplies power to the battery control unit system, and a microcontroller that operates using the internal power source and detects, by a software process, an on/off-state of a battery pack switch that is provided in a battery pack including the battery and the battery control unit system..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki


07/21/16
20160207414 
new patent

Vehicle energy management device


A vehicle energy management device includes: a storage device that stores a table indicating a control level with respect to a control content of a control target device executed by each electronic control device; an information acquisition device that acquires information related to a remaining amount of energy and a travel environment of the vehicle; a level setting device that sets a target value for suppressing a power consumption of a whole of the vehicle based on remaining amount information of the energy, refers to the table according to the target value and travel environment information, and sets the control level for each control target device to reach the target value for the whole of the vehicle; and a control unit that controls each electronic control device to execute a control for a respective control target device according to the control content indicated by the control level.. .
Denso Corporation


07/21/16
20160207409 
new patent

Charging system, vehicle, and charging facility


A charging system includes a vehicle, a charging/discharging connector, a detector, and an informing portion. The vehicle is equipped with an electric power storage device, and also includes an inlet for charging the electric power storage device.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160207402 
new patent

Power supply system


A power supply system includes a first controller that, controls an mg1 inverter, a second controller that controls an mg2 inverter, and a voltage sensor that detects a voltage generated from a pair of output terminals. The first controller controls the mg1 inverter according to a target value of the voltage generated from the output terminals, irrespective of the magnitude of a deviation between the target value of the voltage generated from the output terminals, and the detected voltage.
Toyota Turbine And Systems Inc.


07/21/16
20160207364 
new patent

Method for monitoring an air pressure in at least one tyre of a motor vehicle


A method for monitoring an air pressure in at least one tire of a motor vehicle, wherein at least one air pressure in the tire is detected by at least one measuring electronics unit present in the tire and data is transmitted by the measuring electronics unit to a control unit. Depending on the data, the control unit activates components of the motor vehicle to generate optical and/or acoustic signals.
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160207333 
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Roll sheet conveying apparatus and sheet conveying control method


A print apparatus has a supporting section for supporting a roll of a continuous sheet, a driving mechanism having a motor for rotating the roll supported by the supporting section, a detection unit configured to detect a rotation state of the roll supported by the supporting section, a conveyance roller for conveying the continuous sheet drawn out from the roll and a print unit configured to form an image on the continuous sheet conveyed by the conveyance roller. A control unit is configured to obtain information indicating a moment of inertia of the roll supported by the supporting section based on detected values of the detection unit and to adjust a driving torque of the motor based on the obtained information, intermittently during printing..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160207248 
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Imprint apparatus, imprinting method, and manufacturing articles


The invention provides an imprint apparatus configured to form a pattern including: a plurality of detectors configured to detect marks, the plurality of detectors including a first detector and a second detector, and a control unit, the control unit causing the first detector to detect a first mark on the mold and a first mark on the substrate formed in the first region, performing a first alignment, causing the first detector to detect the first mark on the mold and the first mark on the substrate, and then causing the second detector to detect a second mark formed on the second region of the mold and a second mark on the substrate while moving the first detector.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160207157 
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Detection and orientation device for a machining head of a machine tool, machine tool comprising said device, and associated machining method


A sensing and positioning device (14) adapted to be mounted on a spindle (30) of a machine tool (12), comprising: a fixing element (38); and at least three sensing elements (40a, 40b, 40c) adapted to be connected operationally to a programmable control unit of a machine tool (12). The sensing and positioning device (14) is adapted to be used with a machining tool mounted on the spindle (30).
Breton Spa


07/21/16
20160207145 
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Laser machining apparatus


A laser machining apparatus has a workpiece holding unit, a laser irradiation unit, a machining feed unit that moves the holding unit and the laser irradiation unit in a machining feed direction, an indexing feed unit that moves the holding unit and the laser irradiation unit in an indexing feed direction, and a control unit that controls the operation of each component. The time required to stop the laser irradiation unit relative to the holding unit can be denoted by ‘ta’ and that required to index the irradiation position of the laser beam at the next scheduled division line can be denoted by ‘tb.’ when tb>ta, the control unit initiates the stopping and indexing simultaneously after a machining step and takes advantage of remaining time (tb−ta) following the end of the stopping to start to accelerate the laser irradiation unit relative to the holding unit..
Disco Corporation


07/21/16
20160207072 
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Piece goods separating apparatus


An apparatus and method for separating piece goods to be stored in an automated storage facility are provided. At least two bearing surfaces for receiving piece goods are engaged with a conveying system for filling the bearing surfaces with piece goods, the conveying system having transfer surfaces dedicated to the bearing surfaces.
Carefusion Germany 326 Gmbh


07/21/16
20160207060 
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Solar powered automatic control switch for sprayer hoses


A solar powered automatic control switch for sprayer hoses comprising a control box (1); a circuit board (2) and sensors are provided in the control box (1); a temperature and humidity sensor (21), an illumination sensor (22), hall effect sensors (15) and a central control unit (23) are provided in the circuit board (2); the central control unit (23) is electronically connected with the temperature and humidity sensor (21), the illumination sensor (22) and the hall effect sensors (15); the central control unit (23) is also electronically connected with a motor (3); the motor (3) is connected with a circular rotary valve (6); the circular rotary valve (6) is disposed internal to a cylindrical fixation base (7); two ends of the cylindrical fixation base (7) are each provided with a hose quick connector (8).. .





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