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A vehicle glare reducing system comprising automatically optically detecting when an oncoming vehicle with lit headlights is approaching the driver and automatically operating a glare reducing...
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A sunroof control interface, as well as a method of using the interface, is provided. The interface may use a visual representation of the vehicle's exterior and/or a slide controller to help the...
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An Outrigger Obstruction Detection System for an Aerial Fire Truck that will warn the driver of an impending obstruction to an outrigger prior to full extension of the outrigger. The system...
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A password authentication mechanism is capable of determining whether a password has expired without referring to a database or other information repository. Additional information can be encoded...
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A vehicle provides a greater maximum acceleration/deceleration, while maintaining a pleasant driving, when M is a total vehicle mass, L is a height of center of gravity of the whole vehicle, λ is...
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A motor vehicle is provided that has a navigation system and an AFL-headlight system. The alignment of at least one headlight of the motor vehicle can be influenced with the information of the...
US20130275009 GRILLE SHUTTER OPENING/CLOSING CONTROL DEVICE  
A shutter opening/closing control device is proposed which can reduce an operation noise of the shutter without increasing the manufacturing cost. The shutter opening/closing control device...
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A controlling device with a sensor for the detection of a position of a window pane of the window lifter depending on a driving motion of an actuation is provided. The position signals generated...
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Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems configured to determine an amount of alcohol in an alcohol-containing liquid discharged from a drinking vessel or an amount of the...
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Provided is an apparatus for controlling transport of a heavy load by which a transport vehicle smoothly transports a heavy load such as a rotor blade of a wind power generator, which has a high...
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A shutter abnormality notification apparatus issues a notification of an abnormality in a shutter of a variable duct that is provided in a vehicle front end to be capable of adjusting an amount of...
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An object of the present invention is to provide a control device for a vehicle seat that has a function enabling the accurate detection and immediate countermeasures even when a foreign object is...
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The hitch on a vehicle is moved by a hydraulic actuator. A method for controlling the hydraulic actuator defines a draft force setpoint in response to separately averaging two forces acting on...
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A seat control device has an input unit for performing at least one of an operation to incline and move a first seat, and a drive control unit for at least one of inclining and moving the first...
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An ECU in a third seat equipped vehicle receives a reservation signal from a portable device, and answers back to the portable device with a vehicle condition signal that indicates that the second...
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A system for adjusting a position of a wheelchair occupant includes a sensor configured to generate sensor data based on the position of the occupant, an adjustable cable system coupled to a...
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An obstacle search system includes an operation unit for accepting a direction input operation by an occupant of a vehicle and a displacement sensor for detecting displacement of the operation...
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An apparatus for locating, inspecting, or placing marks on a roadway. The apparatus includes a GPS-based machine vision locator for sampling discrete geographical location data of a pre-existing...
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A head lamp apparatus of an automobile and a method of controlling the same light a curved road by rotating one of a left DBL and a right DBL to the left or right according to a relative distance...
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An embodiment of the invention provides a method and system for detecting driver persona in a vehicle wherein an attribute of a user is identified via at least one sensor in the interior of the...
US20130317703 PROCESS FOR SETTING THE PIVOTAL ANGLE OF THE CURVE HEADLIGHTS OF A VEHICLE  
A process for setting the pivotal angle of the curve headlights of a vehicle at crossroads or intersections includes the steps of defining a projection distance for setting the pivotal angle;...
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A method to reduce refreezing of meltable snow includes configuring a wiper arm to wipe the meltable snow from an ambient-facing surface of a window positioned on a vehicle. The method also...
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A portable, foldable, and multifunctional mobility aid apparatus that assists a user in standing, sitting, and/or walking process. The apparatus has an integrated power source and is based on 4...
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A driver leveraging system for moving any vehicle's power side mirror outward in order to sweep and expose a vehicle's blind spot zone designed to work with existing power mirror mechanisms is...
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The invention relates to a method of discriminating, while a vehicle (1) is being driven, between the rotating wheels (2-5) and the nonrotating wheels (15) of said vehicle, each wheel being fitted...
US20100094514 VEHICULAR SEAT OPERATION DEVICE AND VEHICULAR SEAT OPERATION METHOD  
A vehicular seat operation device includes: a change device that changes a state of a vehicular seat; a permission device that permits a change to be made by the change device; a detection device...
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A mirror system facilitates the viewing of an area of a roadway rearwardly and to the side of a vehicle, for example, prior to changing lanes or direction in a roadway. To do so, in response to a...
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A smart stroller or wheelchair device includes a frame, a body-movement detecting unit provided on the frame, a drive control unit and a drive unit. The drive control unit electrically connects...
US20130226414 METHOD TO CONTROL A HIGH PERFORMANCE ROAD VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH A REAR SPOILER HAVING AT LEAST ONE ADJUSTABLE AERODYNAMIC PROFILE  
A method to control a high performance road vehicle equipped with a rear spoiler that has at least one adjustable aerodynamic profile, the control method includes the steps of: detecting the...
US20130116893 DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN A HEAD AND A HEADREST, HEADREST-POSITION ADJUSTING DEVICE USING SAID DEVICE, METHOD FOR MEASURING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN A HEAD AND A HEADREST, AND HEADREST-POSITION ADJUSTING METHOD USING SAID METHOD  
Disclosed is a headrest position adjusting device provided with a distance measuring device and drive motor units. The distance measuring device is provided with a plurality of detection...
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A controller for a lift, includes a communication module configured to wirelessly transmit data relating to the personnel operating and operating conditions of a lift to a remotely located...
US20120072079 RECONFIGURATION OF CABIN LAYOUTS  
A control and monitoring system is provided in the aircraft cabin and controls a reconfiguration process with corresponding software in combination with reconfiguration data received from the...
US20130046445 OPENING/CLOSING CONTROL DEVICE FOR A GRILLE SHUTTER  
An opening/closing control device for a grille shutter is capable of appropriately opening and closing the grille shutter according to a vehicle outside environment and an operating state of an...
US20110062737 MOTOR VEHICLE REAR SEAT  
A rear seat for a motor vehicle with a seat part and a backrest which is upright in a seating position and folded down in a loading position, and in the loading position increases the loading...
US20090212529 VARIABLE GEOMETRY CYCLE FRAME  
A system provides for the adjustment of a cycle frame, for example the rake angle, gooseneck height, wheel base, and rear end height of a motorcycle. The system includes a variable length...
US20080262681 Apparatus for controlling lighting angle of headlights of vehicle  
An apparatus is provided to control a lighting angel of headlights installed in a vehicle. In the apparatus, a curve of the road is calculated and the radius of the curve is obtained, based on the...
US20100017071 AUTOMATIC REARVIEW MIRROR ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE  
Mirrors on a motor vehicle are adjusted by monitoring the position of a first, preferably manually adjusted, mirror and adjusting the position of additional mirrors based on the monitored position...
US20090273213 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A SEAT USING BIOMETRIC INFORMATION  
A method for adjusting a seat that includes one or more adjustable physical features includes for each person within a plurality of persons, calibrating the seat by determining a preferred setting...
US20090205256 Pneumatic car trunk opener  
A pneumatic car trunk opener has an electric compressor, an air tank, a regulator, three way solenoids to control air flow, and a pneumatic piston. The pneumatic piston is fed air via a hose from...
US20080133089 Height-Adjusting Wheelchair  
Height-adjusting wheelchairs allow an occupant of the wheelchair to adjust the height of the wheelchair seat above the ground. A height-adjusting manually propelled wheelchair may include a base...
US20140046551 VEHICLE DOOR STRUCTURE  
A vehicle door structure 1 comprises a slide door panel 6 for opening and closing a front region of a rear door opening in a vehicle body 2, a swing door panel 7 for opening and closing a rear...
US20120189417 Passive Ramp With Ramp Down Switch  
In an example embodiment, a baler with a bale clear indicator is provided. A passive bale ramp may be configured to deposit a bale clear of the path of a tailgate of the baler. One or more sensors...
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A method is disclosed for detecting the activation of a coupling in a damper actuator, the coupling engaging a drive motor and an adjustable damper with each other, so that the damper can be...
US20130204497 USER-BASED AUTOMOTIVE CABIN VENTILATION SETTINGS  
An automobile may comprise a user interface, a ventilation system, a memory, and a controller. The user interface may be configured to detect presence of a user in the automobile. The ventilation...
US20070265754 METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING SEATS IN VEHICLES BASED UPON CARGO SIZE  
A computer implemented method, a computer program product and a data processing system for adjusting cargo space within a vehicle is provided. An identity tag for an item is scanned using a reader...
US20060100764 ADJUSTABLE AUTOMOTIVE CENTER CONSOLE  
An automotive center console is adjustable in fore and aft directions. In one embodiment, the console includes a console housing slidably mounted within the vehicle interior and a controllable...
US20140288784 RAIN ONSET DETECTION GLAZING AUTO-CLOSE  
A vehicle system may include a plurality of exterior capacitive sensors, such as door handles, and a controller in communication with the plurality of capacitive sensors. The controller may be...
US20080133091 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING POSITION OF SIDE MIRROR CAMERA FOR VEHICLE  
An apparatus for adjusting a position of a side mirror camera of a vehicle includes a light source at the rear of the vehicle, emitting light toward the front of the vehicle. An image processing...