|| List of recent Drivers-related patents
| Driver interface functions to interface client function drivers|
In embodiments of driver interface functions to interface client function drivers, a set of serial communication protocol driver interfaces are exposed by a core driver stack, and the serial communication protocol driver interfaces include driver interface functions to interface with client function drivers that correspond to client devices configured for data communication in accordance with the serial communication protocol. A client function driver can check for the availability of a driver interface function before interfacing with the core driver stack via the serial communication protocol driver interfaces.
| Repair control circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit using the same|
A repair control circuit and a semiconductor integrated circuit using the same, which can reduce test time, are provided. The semiconductor integrated circuit includes a plurality of memory blocks in which a plurality of word lines are arranged, a plurality of word line drivers driving one or more of the plurality of word lines in response to a plurality of memory block selection signals, and a repair control circuit determining whether to perform a repair through comparison of repair addresses generated in response to surplus addresses and the plurality of memory block selection signals with external addresses..
| Systems and methods for maximizing profits and opportunities for taxi drivers|
Systems and methods are provided for maximizing profits and opportunities for taxi drivers. In one embodiment, a system is provided.
| Shared vehicle rental system including vehicle availability determination|
Techniques and structures are disclosed relating to the rental of vehicles owned by different owners (i.e., a peer to peer vehicle network). Each owner may have his or her own set of rental criteria associated with a particular vehicle.
| Sharing gps navigation information|
A host application on a host computer system receives annotations made by drivers of respective navigation information displayed to the drivers by gps devices in vehicles of the respective drivers. The host application saves the annotated navigation information for the respective drivers on a computer readable memory accessible by the host application.
| Real-time drive assistance system and method|
Sending of the information thus obtained to a centralized processing unit (10) using the wireless communication system of each portable mobile communication device (16); processing of the information by means of the centralized processing unit (10) in order to verify the occurrence of potential dangerous situations for the drivers of each vehicle (12); sending, by the centralized processing unit (10) and through the wireless communication system, of warning or danger signals to one or more of the portable mobile communication devices (16) for generating warnings that can alert the drivers of the vehicles (12).. .
| Shared vehicle rental system including transmission of reservation information and targeted advertising|
Techniques and structures are disclosed relating to rental of vehicles, which may be owned by different owners. Each owner may have his or her own set of rental criteria associated with a particular vehicle, which prospective renters may have to meet to be able to rent the particular vehicle.
| Driving device for in-wheel motor vehicles|
To provide a driving device for an in-wheel motor vehicle that can be reduced in size, weight and cost, the driving device for the in-wheel motor vehicle includes a plurality of in-wheel motor assemblies, which are disposed in at least two of a plurality of drive wheels, and a plurality of motor drivers for controlling those in-wheel motor assemblies. Each of the motor drivers includes a smoothing circuit, a control unit, an inverter unit and a cooler for cooling the inverter unit.
|System and method to provide telematics data on a map display|
A system and method are disclosed herein to determine an insurance premium discount based on telematics data. The system includes a computer memory and a processor in communication with the computer memory.
|Unilaterally placed expansile spinal prosthesis|
An expandable spinal prosthesis is provided for insertion unilaterally into an annulotomy hole created laterally in a spinal disc between two abutting vertebrae. The prosthesis is composed of an elongated rod having first threading at one end and second threading at its other end.
|Multiple wavelength sensor drivers|
A physiological sensor has light sources arranged in one or more rows and one or more columns. Each light source is activated by addressing at least one row and at least one column.
An earphone assembly for an in-ear listening device and method for filtering a portion of an audible sound output are disclosed. An earphone comprises a housing configured to receive a nozzle, a plurality of drivers each having an acoustical output disposed within the housing, and an elongated passageway disposed within the housing configured to filter at least an audible portion of a sound wave output from at least one of the plurality of drivers.
|Transmitter augmented radar/laser detection using local mobile network within a wide area network|
A radar/laser emission detector is augmented with a cellular communications capability to provide the capability to share emission detection information amongst drivers to give other drivers even more advanced warning. A network of a plurality of cellular augmented radar/laser emission detector devices may be formed, each having the capability to source the location of radar or laser emission detections to others requesting access to such information, and each being warned when within a proximity of a recent radar or laser emission detection reported by at least one of the plurality of hybrid radar/laser detector devices.
|Driver's lecense detector|
A license detector system enables a person such as a police officer to monitor vehicles on the road to ensure drivers have valid licenses. Within each valid license is an rfid tag which contains specific information and each rfid tag is able to send that information to a detector when requested.
|Output driver robust to data dependent noise|
Techniques for controlling a driver to reduce data dependent noise, such as simultaneous switching effects and cross-talk effects. A plurality of drivers may each receive a data segment to transmit and a plurality of data segments that other drivers will transmit.
|Bridge output circuit, motor driving device using the same, and electronic apparatus|
A bridge output circuit includes an output terminal, a high side transistor, a low side transistor, a high side driver for controlling a gate voltage of the high side transistor, a low side driver for controlling a gate voltage of the low side transistor, and a controller for controlling the high side and low side drivers. The low side driver includes a first current source, a second current source, and a first assist circuit.
|High efficiency led drivers with high power factor|
The present invention relates to a high efficiency, high power factor led driver for driving an led device. In one embodiment, an led driver can include: an led current detection circuit coupled to the led device, and configured to generate a feedback signal that represents an error between a driving current and an expected driving current of the led device; a power stage circuit, where a first power switch terminal is coupled to a first input voltage, and a second power switch terminal is coupled to ground; and a control circuit configured to generate a control signal according to the feedback signal and a drain-source voltage of the power switch, where the control signal, in each switch period, turns on the power switch when the drain-source voltage reaches a low level, and turns off the power switch after a fixed time interval based on the feedback signal..
|Fastener guide for rotary drivers|
Improved fastener guide devices are disclosed for installing and removing fasteners comprising a moveable cover configured to guide the fastener during operation. Devices in accordance with the disclosure further comprise a magnetic element configured to stabilize the position of the cover.
|Methods and systems for displaying enhanced turn-by-turn guidance on a personal navigation device|
Embodiment methods and systems enable personal navigation devices to warn drivers during turn-by-turn navigation directions when they are approaching a difficult turn. Personal navigation devices may report to a server when a turn is missed during turn-by-turn directions, including identifying the turn and situation information.
|Methods and systems for preventing unauthorized vehicle operation using face recognition|
Various embodiments relate to systems and methods for detecting an unauthorized use of a vehicle. One or more facial images of one or more authorized drivers of a vehicle may be stored on a vehicle computing system.
|Power converter and matrix converter|
The number of ics used for a power converter is reduced. The power converter includes n power transistors each having an emitter terminal or a source terminal connected to a common line, and driver ics.
|Adjustable data drivers and methods for driving data signals|
Apparatuses and methods for driving input data signals onto signal lines as output data signals are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a detection circuit, a driver adjust circuit, and a data driver.
|Highway sign assembly and methods of positioning same|
Highway or railroad sign assemblies having partial view obstructing means on their edges, mounted at an inclined position between or above road lanes or railroad tracks wherein vehicles or trains are traveling in opposite directions, and adapted to warn drivers that are going in the wrong direction without confusing drivers going the right way, and methods for so positioning such sign assemblies.. .
|Captured threaded connector system and method for mechanically coupling components|
Systems and methods for mechanically coupling multiple components using captured threaded connectors are provided. The attachment points between components are aligned along a common central axis about which the channels are aligned.
|Hardware control method and apparatus|
A hardware control method for multitasking drivers under a user mode is provided. The control method includes steps of: receiving a request for access to a hardware device from a current process under the user mode; determining whether the current process has obtained a mutual exclusion (mutex) of the hardware device; if affirmative, determining whether an identification of the current process and an identification of a previous process accessed the hardware device are the same; if negative, performing a context switch on the current process and the previous process accessed the hardware device to allow the current process to access the hardware device.
|Systems and methods for secure host resource management|
Systems and methods are described herein to provide for secure host resource management on a computing device. Other embodiments include apparatus and system for management of one or more host device drivers from an isolated execution environment.
|Communicating behavior information in a mobile computing device|
Methods, systems and devices for communicating behavior analysis information using an application programming interface (api) may include receiving data/behavior models from one or more third-party network servers in a client module of a mobile device and communicating the information to a behavior observation and analysis system via a behavior api. The third-party servers may be maintained by one or more partner companies that have domain expertise in a particular area or technology that is relevant for identifying, analyzing, classifying, and/or reacting to mobile device behaviors, but that do not have access to (or knowledge of) the various mobile device sub-systems, interfaces, configurations, modules, processes, drivers, and/or hardware systems required to generate effective data/behavior models suitable for use by the mobile device.
|Geospatial data based assessment of driver behavior|
A method of geospatial data based assessment driver behavior to improve driver safety and efficiency is disclosed. A method of a server device may comprise determining that a telemetry data is associated with a vehicle communicatively coupled with the server device and comparing the telemetry data with a driver objective data.
|Asymmetric full duplex communication including device power communication|
An active transceiver circuit for transmission of a low bitrate data signal over and reception of a high bitrate data signal from a single ended transmission medium is provided. The active transceiver circuit includes an input port for receiving a low bitrate input data signal, an output port for delivering a high bitrate output data signal, a differential input/output port for launching a low bitrate data signal into the single ended transmission medium and for receiving a high bitrate data signal from the single ended transmission medium, a first and second single ended output driver adapted for each delivering, on their respective output nodes, the shaped low bitrate input data signal, and a high bitrate receiver for receiving the signals at output nodes of the first and second single ended output drivers, and for generating a high bitrate output data signal on the output port..
|Multiple-port memory device comprising single-port memory device with supporting control circuitry|
An apparatus comprises a clock generator, first and second memory drivers and a multiple-port memory device having at least first and second ports configured to receive input signals from and supply output signals to respective ones of the first and second memory drivers, the multiple-port memory device further comprising a single-port memory device and control circuitry coupled between the first and second ports and the single port of the single-port memory device. The clock generator generates first and second clock signals having respective first and second clock rates, the clock rate of the second clock signal being an integer multiple of the clock rate of the first clock signal.
|Low complexity gate line driver circuitry|
Gate driver circuitry that controls an array of display elements is described. The gate driver circuitry has gate drivers that apply a control pulse to each of a number of gate lines in sequence, from a previous gate line to a current gate line, during a frame interval in which the array of display elements is filled with pixel values.
|Devices, systems and methods for detecting a traffic infraction|
Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for identifying a driver within a vehicle using short range wireless communication in order to ticket or alert the driver in response to a traffic infraction by the driver. In exemplary embodiments, a short range wireless communication device registers drivers of vehicles at a certain location.
|Configurable led driver/dimmer for solid state lighting applications|
The disclosure is directed at a configurable light emitting diode (led) driver/dimmer for controlling a set of light fixture loads comprising: a power circuit; a primary digital controller for controlling the power circuit; a set of output current drivers, each of the set of output current drivers connected to one of the set of light fixture loads for controlling the associated light fixture load; a secondary digital controller for controlling the set of output current drivers; wherein the secondary controller transmits led control information to control outputs of the set of output current drivers; and wherein the secondary digital controller provides digital feedback control information to the primary digital controller.. .
|Apparatus, method, and system for roadway lighting using solid-state light sources|
Disclosed herein are apparatus, methods, and systems for illuminating roadways, paths, tunnels, bridges, and areas adjacent to such in a manner which minimizes glare and/or other adverse lighting effects commonly experienced by night-time drivers. According to aspects of the invention, horizontal and vertical aiming of a plurality of solid-state light sources permits projected light from a fixture to be tailored to roadway features (e.g., bends in the road) and in some cases, permits the mounting height of fixtures to be reduced which can make the envisioned system a cost-effective alternative to traditional roadway lighting..
|Interchangeable electronic lock|
An electronic lock is interchangeable with mechanical locks in retrofit applications or as an oem lock. The lock includes interchangeable modular components.
|Universal driving method and system for peripherals|
Disclosure is related to a universal driving method and a system for a variety of peripherals. For solving the problem in a hardware manufacturer required to provide many versions of drivers and proprietary programs for different host systems and operating systems, the universal driving method allows the host system drives its peripherals via a scripting language.
A roadgraph may include a graph network of information such as roads, lanes, intersections, and the connections between these features. The roadgraph may also include one or more zones associated with particular rules.
|Safe driving monitoring system|
A method and system for detecting unsafe or suspect activities such as distracted driving associates distracted driving events to the road type, vehicle speed and vehicle acceleration (positive, negative and lateral) at the time of the distracted driving event, and identifies severe distracted driving events from a large population of minor events using a statistical distribution such as a cauchy distribution equation. The system employs a smartphone application (app) coupled with a central server that computes driver safety scores which relate time of day, road type, vehicle speed, vehicle acceleration (positive, negative and lateral) and distracted driving using the cauchy distribution equation.
|Game execution environments|
Systems and methods for executing multiple video games, or other sources of video, include a game execution environment in which each game application is executed on the same operating system but within a virtual i/o shell. The virtual i/o shell includes virtual video, audio and input channels that allow each game application to operate as if it had dedicated drivers.
|Multiple motor drivers for a hermetically-sealed motor-compressor system|
A fluid compression system is disclosed having a hermetically-sealed housing with at least two motors and a compressor arranged therein. The motors may be arranged either on both sides of the compressor or in a tandem configuration on one side of the compressor.
An imaging apparatus (100) includes an outer shell (1) including a first case (11) and a second case (12) joined to the first case (11) and formed with a spherical inner surface, a camera body (2) arranged inside the outer shell (1) and configured to move relative to the outer shell (1), a first driver (26a) and a second driver (26b) provided in the camera body (2) and configured to drive the camera body (2) with the first and second drivers (26a, 26b) contacting an inner surface of the outer shell (1), and a drive controller (62) configured to control the first and second drivers (26a, 26b) such that the first driver (26a) contacts only the first case (11) and that the second driver (26b) contacts only the second case (12).. .