Patents by Inventor Nicholas Scheufler

Nicholas Scheufler has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20150051819
    Abstract: A method for controlling start-up operations of a vehicle is provided. The method includes receiving user settings indicative of at least a desired time during which sound generated during start-up operations is controlled. The method also includes determining current environmental conditions indicative of at least one of a current time of day and a current geographical location of the vehicle, and comparing the current environmental conditions with the user settings. The method also includes controlling the sound generated by the vehicle during vehicle start-up operations based at least in part on a result of the comparison between the current environmental conditions and the user settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ellis, Nicholas A. Scheufler
  • Publication number: 20120013548
    Abstract: A system and method are provided in which an operator/driver of a vehicle may control a number of components within the vehicle via a single human-machine interface. The system may include a computing device, a touch panel with a touch screen located in a center console area of the vehicle near a seat for the operator/driver, and a display device located at a position higher than the touch screen. The operator/driver may select a control presented on the touch screen by touching the control. A display of the touch screen and/or a display of the display device may change in response to the touching of the control. Displays of the touch screen may include current function mode controls in a first layer, logically-grouped current function menu shortcuts in a second layer and HVAC status and control indicators in a third layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Dave Choi, Nicholas A. Scheufler, Ross Cameron Miller, Steven M. Feit