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9033088 Ergonomic work operation method and apparatus  
A method and apparatus for ergonomically supporting a worker while performing a work operation includes an automatic guided vehicle capable of moving a seat carrying the worker between a first...
8989939 Vehicle and vehicle control method  
An ECU executes a program including: a step of calculating a reference value Itag_b; a step of performing a first Pchg calculating process when a SOC at present is not in a predetermined range or...
8977419 Driving-based lane offset control for lane centering  
A system and method for providing adaptive lane centering in an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle driving system includes activating a lane centering control system, detecting a driver...
8977428 Vehicle drive support device  
A GPS and a map information database acquire information regarding an arrow light which displays a signal for prohibiting travel in a particular direction, such as a red arrow light. A display and...
8972092 Control apparatus for unmanned autonomous operating vehicle  
In an apparatus for controlling an unmanned autonomous operating vehicle having an electric motor supplied with power from a battery for operating an operating machine, and magnetic sensors for...
8965619 Bot having high speed stability  
An autonomous transport vehicle for transporting items in a storage and retrieval system is provided. The autonomous transport vehicle includes at least two drive wheels and a controller, where...
8948995 Preceding vehicle state prediction  
A platoon model allows improved prediction of preceding vehicle future state. In this context, the preceding vehicle is a vehicle immediately ahead of the host vehicle, and the dynamic state of...
8948968 Surface vehicle vertical trajectory planning  
An active suspension system for a vehicle including elements for developing and executing a trajectory plan responsive to the path on which the vehicle is traveling. The system may include a...
8933792 Moving carrier signal transmission method and device thereof  
A moving carrier signal transmission method and a signal transmission device using the same are provided. A main moving carrier acquires an identification code of an ambient moving carrier. The...
8925667 Fall-proof and anti-collision vacuum cleaner  
A fall-proof and anti-collision vacuum cleaner is disclosed in the present application, which comprises a main body, a driving device, a collision baffle and an elastic element. The collision...
8930063 Method for determining object sensor misalignment  
A vehicle system and method that can determine object sensor misalignment while a host vehicle is being driven, and can do so without requiring multiple sensors with overlapping fields-of-view. In...
8874269 Robotic vehicle with drive means and method for activating drive means  
The invention relates to a robotic vehicle (1), in particular a robotic vehicle (1) designed for self-contained operations, with drive means (5) for the movement of the vehicle (1) on the...
8868340 Proposing transit points by analyzing travel patterns  
A computer-implemented method for analyzing travel patterns in transit systems is provided. The method includes identifying an existing transit point of a transit system and receiving location...
8862306 Method for controlling movement of travelling carriers  
A method for controlling movement of travelling carriers includes performing data communication between front and rear adjacent travelling carriers, an on-board communication device provided to...
8831800 Automated collective transport system  
Automated transport system including at least one automotive vehicle (10) without a driver and one central computer (14), the vehicle being able to go automatically from a departure point to a...
8825259 Detecting lane closures and lane shifts by an autonomous vehicle  
In an example implementation, an autonomous vehicle is configured to detect closures and lane shifts in a lane of travel. The vehicle is configured to operate in an autonomous mode and determine a...
8818670 Wear leveling for road life optimization  
There are provided methods and systems for road wear leveling. A method includes determining a location of a velocity change point based on wear leveling information for a road segment including...
8818602 Unmanned autonomous operating system  
In an unmanned autonomous operating system having a station provided with a signal generator for supplying an area signal in electric pulse current to an area wire that defines an operating area,...
8810434 Method and system for supporting a driver of a vehicle in manoeuvring the vehicle on a driving route and portable communication device  
The invention relates to a method for supporting a driver of a vehicle (2) in maneuvering the vehicle (2) on a driving route (4), in particular when parking a vehicle (2) into or out of a parking...
8793020 Navigational control system for a robotic device  
A navigational control system for altering movement activity of a robotic device operating in a defined working area, comprising a transmitting subsystem integrated in combination with the robotic...
8779949 De-noising scheduled transportation data  
Embodiments of the disclosure include a method for de-noising data in a scheduled transportation system, the method includes receiving a plurality of digital traces that correspond to a piece of...
8776943 Electric power steering device  
An electric power steering device includes: a worm shaft including a first end portion and a second end portion; a worm wheel; a joint; and an urging member. The first end portion includes: a...
8775060 Apparatus and method for lateral control of a host vehicle during travel in a vehicle platoon  
An apparatus and method are described for lateral control of a host vehicle (F) during travel in a vehicle platoon. The apparatus and method include acquiring a control signal u and a lateral...
8761987 Automatic guided vehicle sensor system and method of using same  
An automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system for automatically transporting loads along a predetermined path is provided that includes a plurality of magnets distant from one another, wherein at least...
8739912 Combination golf cart and bag  
A golf bag with an integral drive for propelling the golf bag, the golf bag includes a golf bag which includes an upper golf club housing connected to a lower drive housing. The golf bag includes...
8718859 Traveling vehicle and bed  
A traveling vehicle (12) is self-propelled and docked in a quadrilateral docking area (20) having an entrance (55) on one side thereof, and includes: a docking point obtainment unit which obtains...
8718821 Navigational control system for a robotic device  
A navigational control system for altering movement activity of a robotic device operating in a defined working area, comprising a transmitting subsystem integrated in combination with the robotic...
8706339 Robotic mower boundary sensing system  
A robotic mower boundary sensing system includes a boundary driving circuit on a charging station transmitting an encoded signal on a boundary wire, a boundary sensor on a robotic mower and...
8676443 System and method for controlling inter-vehicle distance using side and rear sensor  
A system and method are provided for controlling inter-vehicle distance. The system includes a front sensor, a side and rear sensor, an inter-vehicle distance controlling unit, and a steering...
8676426 Automatic guided vehicle system and method  
An apparatus and method for guiding an automatic guided vehicle along a magnetic pathway and more specifically to an apparatus and a method capable of accurately and precisely following a weak...
8670903 Lane centering fail-safe control using differential braking  
Method, system and non-transitory computer-readable medium for fail-safe performance of a lane centering system. An electrical power steering (EPS) system of a vehicle is monitored for a failure...
8640804 Vehicle for towing an airplane  
A vehicle for towing an airplane by receiving thereupon a nose landing gear of the airplane having an airplane longitudinal axis. The vehicle having a vehicle longitudinal axis and is configured...
8613339 Automatic transfer apparatus  
In an automatic transfer apparatus, a carriage tractor and a carriage are respectively equipped with connecting portions and through which the carriage tractor is connected near the substantial...
8559675 Driving support device, driving support method, and program  
A driving support device includes an image-capturer that captures side rear images of a vehicle, a distance measurer that measures a distance between the vehicle and another vehicle, and a vehicle...
8560157 Partial manual control state for automated vehicle navigation system  
Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for automated control of a moving vehicle. An alarm condition is detected, and in response to the alarm condition, the current radius of curvature of the...
8554478 Correlation position determination  
Methods and apparatus for navigating with the use of correlation within a select area are provided. One method includes, storing data required to reconstruct ranges and associated angles to...
8554411 Electric power steering system  
In an electric power steering system, an ECU 11 includes two independent microcomputers 17a, 17b that serve as motor control signal generators, and the microcomputers 17a, 17b perform the same...
8515578 Navigational control system for a robotic device  
A navigational control system for altering movement activity of a robotic device operating in a defined working area, comprising a transmitting subsystem integrated in combination with the robotic...
8508329 Mobile robotic device having a collision sensor  
A mobile robotic device comprising at least one displaceable sensor member (8,9) for sensing a collision between the mobile device and a stationary object. First detection means (12,13) are...
8504200 System and method for managing and controlling robot competition  
A system and method for operating robots in a robot competition. One embodiment of the system may include operator interfaces, where each operator interface is operable to control movement of a...
8489263 Information device for a vehicle  
A vehicle has an apparatus (2) for charging an electrical energy store (3) from a stationary power supply system. An existing controller (6) of the vehicle is configured to calculate and indicate...
8478514 Onboard vehicle data mining, social networking, advertisement  
An improvement of methods and systems using mobile and distributed data stream mining algorithms for mining continuously generated data from different components of a vehicle. The system is...
8469122 System and method for powering vehicle using radio frequency signals and feedback  
A system and method are described for powering a vehicle using radio frequency (“RF”) signals. For example, a method according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: positioning an antenna...
8447448 Automated guided vehicle  
A vehicle for transporting material along a defined path includes a chassis, a source of electric power mounted on the chassis, a traction system including a traction motor connected to the power...
8437907 Method for determining a roadway state  
In a method for determining a roadway state (STATE) of a roadway on which a vehicle (10) is travelling which has at least one wheel (14) and an acceleration sensor (24) which is assigned to the...
8392044 Robotic mower boundary sensing system  
A robotic mower boundary sensing system includes a boundary driving circuit on a charging station transmitting an encoded signal on a boundary wire, a boundary sensor on a robotic mower and...
8386119 Vehicle driving operation support apparatus/process and restraint control  
A vehicle driving operation support apparatus for a vehicle, includes a sensing section to sense a traveling condition of the vehicle including a surrounding condition inclusive of an obstacle...
8386110 Travel route generating method for unmanned vehicle  
A travel route generating method for an unmanned vehicle, which includes a condition input step of inputting a vehicle constraint condition including a vehicle width and a minimum turning radius...
8373546 Mobile body remote control system  
A system that remotely controls a mobile body includes a guideway (i.e., balanced feeder line) for guiding the mobile body to its destination, and a coupling device provided on the mobile body for...
8374722 Robotic arm  
A robotic arm is provided, for example for inspecting a rotary machine such as a gas turbine engine. The arm has a plurality of groups of links having articulations therebetween for movement in a...