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1 US9937919B2
System and method for coupled and decoupled engine starting in a hybrid vehicle
Publication/Patent Number: US9937919B2 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 15/066,263 Filing Date: 2016-03-10 Inventor: Wang, Xiaoyong   Zhang, Chen   Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC   IPC: B60W20/50 Abstract: A system and method for controlling engine starting in a hybrid vehicle having first and second electric machines include starting the engine in response to an engine start request using the first electric machine and releasing second electric machine reserved engine starting torque for use in propelling the vehicle. The first electric machine may be controlled to start the engine in response to the first engine start after key-on and when the vehicle speed is below a corresponding threshold, with the second electric machine used when vehicle speed is above the threshold. The first electric machine may be an integrated starter-generator.
2 US9898215B2
Efficient management of page retirement in non-volatile memory utilizing page retirement classes
Publication/Patent Number: US9898215B2 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 14/960,661 Filing Date: 2015-12-07 Inventor: Tomic, Sasa   Pletka, Roman A.   Parnell, Thomas   Ioannou, Nikolas   Fisher, Timothy J.   Camp, Charles J.   Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation   IPC: G06F11/10 Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a non-volatile memory array including a plurality of blocks each including a plurality of physical pages is controlled by a controller. The controller implements a plurality of nested page retirement classes each defined by a respective one of a plurality of different nested subsets of page indices of physical pages within the plurality of blocks that are to be considered retired from use. For each block among the plurality of blocks, the controller updating an indication of a page retirement class to which the block belongs in response to detection of a retirement-causing error in a data page stored in a physical page of the block. The controller forms block stripes for storing data from the plurality of blocks based on the page retirement classes of the blocks.
3 US9937922B2
Collision avoidance using auditory data augmented with map data
Publication/Patent Number: US9937922B2 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 14/876,269 Filing Date: 2015-10-06 Inventor: Sivashankar, Nithika   Schrier, Madeline Jane   Reiff, Brielle   Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC   IPC: G01S13/93 Abstract: A controller for an autonomous vehicle receives audio signals from one or more microphones and identifies sounds. The controller further identifies an estimated location of the sound origin and the type of sound, i.e. whether the sound is a vehicle and/or the type of vehicle. The controller analyzes map data and attempts to identify a landmark within a tolerance from the estimated location. If a landmark is found corresponding to the estimated location and type of the sound origin, then the certainty is increased that the source of the sound is at that location and is that type of sound source. Collision avoidance is then performed with respect to the location of the sound origin and its type with the certainty as augmented using the map data. Collision avoidance may include automatically actuating brake, steering, and accelerator actuators in order to avoid the location of the sound origin.
4 US9898220B2
Resource sharing in a telecommunications environment
Publication/Patent Number: US9898220B2 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 15/372,841 Filing Date: 2016-12-08 Inventor: Lund, Michael   Tzannes, Marcos C.   Assignee: TQ DELTA, LLC   IPC: H04L1/00 Abstract: A transceiver is designed to share memory and processing power amongst a plurality of transmitter and/or receiver latency paths, in a communications transceiver that carries or supports multiple applications. For example, the transmitter and/or receiver latency paths of the transceiver can share an interleaver/deinterleaver memory. This allocation can be done based on the data rate, latency, BER, impulse noise protection requirements of the application, data or information being transported over each latency path, or in general any parameter associated with the communications system.
5 US9937926B2
Method and system for adapting performance
Publication/Patent Number: US9937926B2 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 15/100,959 Filing Date: 2015-01-13 Inventor: Johansson, Björn   Assignee: Scania CV AB   IPC: F01N9/00 Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for adaptation of a vehicle's performance. This system comprises a receiving device arranged to receive a request that a driver of the vehicle wishes to use a temporary performance mode. The system also comprises a first initiation device arranged to initiate a use of a preparation mode based on the driver's request, where the vehicle, during such preparation mode, prepares the vehicle to use an increased fraction of the power, generated by the engine in the vehicle, for the propulsion of the vehicle. The system also comprises a second initiation device arranged to initiate a use of the temporary performance mode, wherein such temporary performance mode uses the increased fraction of the power generated, released by the preparation mode, to provide a temporary performance boost for at least one feature relating to the propulsion of the vehicle.
6 US9937941B2
Takedown utility cart
Publication/Patent Number: US9937941B2 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 14/817,649 Filing Date: 2015-08-04 Inventor: Huang, Lung-chuan   Chen, Kung-cheng   Assignee: E-MAKE Co.,Ltd.   IPC: B62B3/00 Abstract: A takedown utility cart includes rectangular platforms each having four corners, each platform including a main panel having four beams; four sets of post sections, each set secured through one corners of the platforms; two side walls each threadedly fastened between sides of two adjacent platforms; a rear panel having two sides threadedly secured to rear ends of the side walls respectively so that an open space is defined by the platforms, the side walls, and the rear panel; at least one drawer retractably mounted in the space; and a lock assembly mounted on the rear panel for locking or unlocking the drawer.
7 US9937944B2
Dolly for moving objects
Publication/Patent Number: US9937944B2 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 14/801,255 Filing Date: 2015-07-16 Inventor: Anderson, Thomas   Assignee: Anderson, Thomas   IPC: B62B3/06 Abstract: A dolly capable of allowing relatively heavy and bulky objects to be easily manipulated and moved without adding significantly to the dimension of the object thereby allowing the object to be easily moved through conventional door openings. Preferably, the dolly comprises a first frame having generally vertical legs mechanically coupled to a generally horizontal brace and a second frame having generally vertical legs mechanically coupled to a generally horizontal brace such that the first frame and the second frame are in position on opposite sides of the object and the generally horizontal braces are positioned under corresponding edges of the object. The generally vertical legs of the first frame and the second frame when moved into a more vertical orientation operate to mechanically lift the generally horizontal braces to lift the object and allow the object to be transported to a desired location.
8 US9898231B2
System and method of mobile printing using near field communication
Publication/Patent Number: US9898231B2 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 15/281,979 Filing Date: 2016-09-30 Inventor: Lee, Hak-ju   Kang, Kyung-hoon   Assignee: S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.   IPC: H04W84/12 Abstract: A method of mobile printing using near field communication (NFC) includes executing a mobile printing application installed in a mobile device; setting a wireless connection for data transmission between the mobile device and an image forming apparatus by performing NFC tagging on the image forming apparatus with the mobile device; and automatically performing a function corresponding to a status of the mobile printing application when NFC tagging is performed.
9 US9898232B2
Method and device for sequencing print jobs
Publication/Patent Number: US9898232B2 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 15/133,462 Filing Date: 2016-04-20 Inventor: Stoderschnig, Albin   Schmidt, Joerg   Has, Michael   Assignee: Océ Printing Systems GmbH & Co. KG   IPC: H04N1/50 Abstract: In a method to administer, via a print job administrator, print jobs to be printed at a printing system, a plurality of print jobs are determined. A print job can indicate a specification of one or more print features. Different specifications of a print feature may require different configurations of the printing system. Change-over expenditures for the printing of at least two print jobs of the plurality of print jobs by the printing system can be determined based on the specification of the one or more print features of the plurality of print jobs. An order for the printing of the plurality of print jobs can be determined based on the change-over expenditures. The order of the plurality of print jobs can be indicated.
10 US9937946B1
Compact universal infant carrier transporting device
Publication/Patent Number: US9937946B1 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 15/363,198 Filing Date: 2016-11-29 Inventor: Gillis, Kasandra Marie   Assignee: Gillis, Kasandra Marie   IPC: B62B9/08 Abstract: The present invention is a compact universal infant carrier transporting device which is used to transport most infant carriers/car seats from one point to another with ease with the infant secured in the carrier. The device's portability and size allows for use in the smallest of spaces and allows users to avoid having to manually hold a heavy infant and carrier/car seat combination. The core components of the invention are a collapsible patio chair style frame supported on wheels. The frame supports a fabric base having an opening therein for receiving the carrier/car seat. A strap is provided to secure the carrier to the device, and a foot brake is provided on at least one of the wheels. The device folds so that it can be stored in a bag similar to a bag similar to those used for a folding patio chair.
11 US9898234B2
Printer, operation terminal, and recording medium
Publication/Patent Number: US9898234B2 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 15/460,344 Filing Date: 2017-03-16 Inventor: Nakagawa, Kazuya   Kondo, Koichi   Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha   IPC: G06K15/00 Abstract: The disclosure discloses a printer including a communication device, a processor, and a memory. The memory stores computer-executable instructions that cause the printer to perform a connection control process, an operation control process, and a mode control process. In the connection control process, an exclusive connection with a first operation terminal is established while excluding at least one second operation terminal. In the operation control process, printing is performed by controlling plurality of operation mechanisms after establishment of the exclusive connection. In the mode control process, a first switching mode or a second switching mode is selectively executed. The exclusive connection established with the first operation terminal is disconnected at a predetermined timing after completion of the printing in the first switching mode. The exclusive connection established with the first operation terminal is maintained without being disconnected at the predetermined timing in the second switching mode.
12 US9937948B2
Steering input apparatus for vehicle and vehicle
Publication/Patent Number: US9937948B2 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 15/374,458 Filing Date: 2016-12-09 Inventor: Kim, Jeongsu   Yoo, Wonseok   Oh, Hyungseok   Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.   IPC: B62D15/02 Abstract: A steering input apparatus for a vehicle includes a grip position sensor configured to sense a grip position on a rim of a steering wheel of the vehicle. The steering input apparatus also includes at least one processor configured to, based on a determination that the grip position on the rim of the steering wheel sensed through the grip position sensor is improper for a driving situation of the vehicle, perform a control operation to output grip guide information for the rim of the steering wheel.
13 US9898241B2
Information sharing system, image processing apparatus, and image processing method
Publication/Patent Number: US9898241B2 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 14/674,422 Filing Date: 2015-03-31 Inventor: Nagahara, Takanori   Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.   IPC: H04N7/15 Abstract: An information sharing system includes a first image processing apparatus and a second image processing apparatus connected thereto via a communication network. The first apparatus includes an input unit to input image data, a dividing unit to divide the data into divided image data items, a storage unit to store the divided image data items at respective destinations and output position data items indicating the destinations, a generation unit to generate notification data items each including a corresponding divided image data item and a corresponding position data item, and a transmission unit to sequentially transmit the notification data items to the second apparatus. The second apparatus includes a reception unit to receive the notification data items from the first apparatus and a reproduction unit to reproduce the image data by developing the divided image data items in order of receipt based on the data in the notification data items.
14 US9898243B2
Information processing apparatus, program, information processing system, and information processing method
Publication/Patent Number: US9898243B2 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 14/522,689 Filing Date: 2014-10-24 Inventor: Miki, Morio   Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.   IPC: H04L12/18 Abstract: An information processing apparatus for displaying a specified display area of target data in a display unit, the target data being shared with another information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes: a reception unit that receives information indicative of the specified display area specified in the another information processing apparatus; and a display controlling unit that scales the specified display area and an image in a peripheral portion of the specified display area and displays the specified display area and the image in the display unit such that the specified display area is included in a display field of the display unit based on the received information indicative of the specified display area and information about the display field of the display unit.
15 US9898245B1
System limits based on known triggers
Publication/Patent Number: US9898245B1 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 14/997,269 Filing Date: 2016-01-15 Inventor: Kadri, Romi   Lang, Jonathan   Wessely, Jeremy   Bulis, Kirk   Assignee: Sonos, Inc.   IPC: H04L12/28 Abstract: In an example implementation, a method may involve, while a first zone and a second zone of a media playback system are playing back respective media, receiving data indicating the occurrence of a first trigger condition. The method may also involve, based on the received data, modifying respective volume limits of the first zone and the second zone, wherein modifying the volume limit causes first volume levels that exceed the second limit to be reduced to respective second volume levels that are at or below the second limit. The method may also involve receiving data indicating the occurrence of a second trigger condition. The method may further involve, based on the received data, modifying the respective volume limits of the first zone and the second zone from the second limit to the first limit.
16 US9937959B2
Mud flap system
Publication/Patent Number: US9937959B2 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 15/722,708 Filing Date: 2017-10-02 Inventor: West, Dean   Assignee: TRUCKMOVERS.COM INC.   IPC: B62D25/18 Abstract: A mud flap system for a tractor is described. The mud flap system includes brackets that clamp or secure to a frame of the tractor. Lateral extensions engage to the brackets to support covers over a top surface of rear wheels of the tractor.
17 US9937960B2
Vehicle flooring system
Publication/Patent Number: US9937960B2 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 15/227,942 Filing Date: 2016-08-03 Inventor: Imbrigiotta, Robert Anthony   Slevinsky, Paul Edward   Assignee: Valeda Company   IPC: B62D27/02 Abstract: A flooring system for a vehicle having a corrugated floor comprises a plurality of flooring panels supported at their undersides by two or more registration members having locating members and other features for aligning the flooring panels vertically, laterally, and longitudinally. The flooring panels each have at least one longitudinally aligned load-bearing structure, such as in integrated track or a universal channel configured to receive a flanged track, filler material, or both. The registration members may have depending support members configured to engage in the valleys of the corrugated vehicle floor.
18 US9898248B2
Method and device for playing modified audio signals
Publication/Patent Number: US9898248B2 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 15/594,962 Filing Date: 2017-05-15 Inventor: Aronson, Danny   Raz, Ofer Nissim   Assignee: MEQ INC.   IPC: H04R25/00 Abstract: A method and a device are provided for modifying audio signals in accordance with hearing capabilities of an individual who is listening to audio signals played by a music player. The method comprises the steps of: providing a music player operative to play audio signals, wherein the music player comprises a processor configured to modify audio signals that are about to be played, by taking into account the hearing capabilities of the individual; providing information that relates to the hearing capabilities of the individual; forwarding the information that relates to the hearing capabilities of the individual, from an electronic device to the music player; and using the music player processor to modify audio signals when the individual is listening to audio signals being played by the music player, wherein the audio signals are modified before they are played by taking into account the individual's hearing capabilities.
19 US9898249B2
System and methods for simulating real-time multisensory output
Publication/Patent Number: US9898249B2 Publication Date: 2018-02-20 Application Number: 14/433,146 Filing Date: 2013-10-08 Inventor: Panaiotis   Assignee: STC.UNM   IPC: G06F9/44 Abstract: The invention is directed to a system and methods allowing a user to interact with one or more data applications—including for example, games, music, music composition and tactile stimulation—to simulate real-time multisensory output. The invention includes a music program, a music texture program and a simulation program.
20 US9937965B1
Collapsible roof fairing
Publication/Patent Number: US9937965B1 Publication Date: 2018-04-10 Application Number: 15/374,985 Filing Date: 2016-12-09 Inventor: Herpel, Celeste   Assignee: AIRODYNE INDUSTRIES, INC.   IPC: B62D27/06 Abstract: A collapsible vehicle roof fairing includes a channel bracket attachable to a roof of the vehicle, a lower fairing connected to the channel bracket, and an upper fairing removably connected to the lower fairing, the upper fairing selectively moveable between an operating position and a collapsed position. A front decking bracket is attached to the upper fairing, the front decking bracket connectable to the channel bracket when the upper fairing is arranged in the collapsed position, and detached from the channel bracket when the upper fairing is arranged in the operating position.