Patents Assigned to AI Incorporated
  • Patent number: 11215461
    Abstract: Provided is a method including: capturing, with at least one sensor of a robot, first data indicative of the position of the robot in relation to objects within the workspace and second data indicative of movement of the robot; recognizing, with a processor of the robot, a first area of the workspace based on observing at least one of: a first part of the first data and a first part of the second data; generating, with the processor of the robot, at least part of a map of the workspace based on at least one of: the first part of the first data and the first part of the second data; generating, with the processor of the robot, a first movement path covering at least part of the first recognized area; actuating, with the processor of the robot, the robot to move along the first movement path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Lukas Fath, Chen Zhang, Sebastian Schweigert
  • Patent number: 11214437
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile robotic device that may carry and transport one or more items within an environment. The robotic device may comprise a platform on which the one or more items may be placed. The robotic device may pick up, deliver, distribution and/or transport the one or more items to one or more locations. The robotic device may be provided with scheduling information for task execution or for pick up, delivery, distribution and/or transportation of one or more items. Once tasks are complete, the robotic device may autonomously navigate to a storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventor: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11199853
    Abstract: Provided is a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by a processor effectuates operations including: capturing, with at least one exteroceptive sensor, readings of an environment and capturing, with at least one proprioceptive sensor, readings indicative of displacement of a wheeled device; estimating, with the processor using an ensemble of simulated positions of possible new locations of the wheeled device, the readings of the environment, and the readings indicative of displacement, a corrected position of the wheeled device to replace a last known position of the wheeled device; determining, by the processor using the readings of the exteroceptive sensor, a most feasible position of the wheeled device as the corrected position; and, transmitting, by the processor, status information of tasks performed by the wheeled device to an external processor, wherein the status information initiates a second wheeled device to perform a second task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Lukas Fath, Chen Zhang, Brian Highfill, Amin Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Shahin Fathi Djalali, Masih Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Azadeh Afshar Bakooshli
  • Patent number: 11188095
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sending scheduling information to a mobile robotic device from an application of a communication device. The application of the communication device generates at least one scheduling command and transmits the at least one scheduling command to a router using a first wireless communication channel. The router is configured to transmit and receive the at least one scheduling command to and from at least one cloud service. A charging station of the robotic device receives the at least one scheduling command from the router using the first wireless communication channel and stores the at least one scheduling command on the charging station. The charging station transmits the at least one scheduling command to a processor of the robotic device using a second wireless communication channel and the processor of the robotic device modifies its scheduling information based on the at least one scheduling command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Chin Pang Alfred Kwan, Andrew Francis Fitzgerald, Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11177641
    Abstract: A retractable cable assembly in use with an electrical charger, power adapter, or other power supply. A cable wound on a spool disposed within a housing may be extracted by manually pulling on the cable or pressing of a release switch until the desired length of the cable is drawn. As the cable is drawn an engaged locking mechanism is used to keep the cable in place during and after extraction of the cable until which time retraction of the cable is desired. Rotation or twisting of at least a portion of the housing disengages the locking mechanism, thereby freeing the cable and immediately retracting the cable within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Michael Patrick Phillips
  • Patent number: 11155247
    Abstract: Provided is a robotic towing device including: a mobile robotic chassis; a set of wheels coupled to the mobile robotic chassis; one or more motors; one or more processors; a casing coupled to the mobile robotic chassis; one or more arms coupled to the mobile robotic chassis on a first end; one or more lifts, each of the one or more lifts corresponding and coupled to one of the one or more arms on a second end; and one or more lift wheels, each of the one or more lift wheels corresponding and coupled to a terminal end of one of the one or more lifts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Lukas Fath, Shahin Fathi Djalali
  • Patent number: 11151254
    Abstract: A secure communications system that includes a trusted platform for securing user data and managing manifestation of user data to third parties in response to requests. The trusted platform may include a platform execution environment that coordinates with a trusted execution environment (TEE) for individual secure user profiles to manage requests for access. In some examples, partners may deploy partner programs to the TEE of a secure user profile for execution against secured user data in the secure user profile. All transactions in the trusted platform may be recorded in a ledger to provide an auditable history for all platform activity. All communication within the trusted platform may be by a secure communications protocol with a security gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AMARI.AI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Simmons, Eddie B. Satterly
  • Patent number: 11153503
    Abstract: Provided is a method for overexposing images captured by a camera of a camera carrying device, including: providing a camera disabling apparatus within an environment, including: a housing; a camera disposed within the housing; a movable high power light source; a motor coupled to the high power light source; and a processor for detecting the camera carrying device in captured images of the environment; capturing, with the camera, an image of the environment; detecting, with the processor, the camera carrying device in the captured image; activating, with the processor, a light beam of the high power light source when the camera carrying device is detected in the captured image; and actuating, with the processor, the motor to direct the light beam of the high power light source towards the camera carrying device such that images captured by the camera of the camera carrying device are overexposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Lukas Fath
  • Patent number: 11144056
    Abstract: Included is a method for autonomous robotic refuse container replacement including: transmitting, by a processor of a first robotic refuse container, a request for replacement to a portion of processors of robotic refuse containers; receiving, by the processor of the first robotic refuse container, a return signal from a portion of processors of the robotic refuse containers; transmitting, by the processor of the first robotic refuse container, a confirmation for replacement to a processor of a second robotic refuse container in response to a return signal received from the processor of the second robotic refuse container; instructing, by the processor of the first robotic refuse container, the first robotic refuse container to navigate to a second location from a current location; and instructing, by the processor of the second robotic refuse container, the second robotic refuse container to navigate to the current location of the first robotic refuse container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventor: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11144057
    Abstract: Provided is an autonomous versatile robotic chassis, including: a chassis; a set of wheels coupled to the chassis; one or more motors to drive the set of wheels; one or more mounting elements; at least one food equipment coupled to the robotic chassis using the one or more mounting elements; a processor; one or more sensors; a camera; and a tangible, non-transitory, machine readable medium storing instructions that when executed by the processor effectuates operations including: generating, with the processor, a map of an environment; localizing, with the processor, the robotic chassis; receiving, with the processor, a request for delivery of a food item to a first location; generating, with the processor, a movement path to the first location from a current location; and instructing, with the processor, the robotic chassis to transport the food item to the first location by navigating along the movement path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Lukas Fath, Shahin Fathi Djalali, Chen Zhang
  • Patent number: 11144066
    Abstract: Included is a refuse bag replacement method including: detecting, by one or more sensors of the robotic refuse container, a refuse bag fill level; instructing, by a processor of the robotic refuse container, the robotic refuse container to navigate to a refuse collection site upon detecting a predetermined refuse bag fill level; and instructing, by the processor of the robotic refuse container, the robotic refuse container to discard a refuse bag housed within the robotic refuse container at the refuse collection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventor: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11119496
    Abstract: Some aspects include a method including: generating, with a processor of the robot, a map of the workspace; segmenting, with the processor of the robot, the map into a plurality of zones; transmitting, with the processor of the robot, the map to an application of a communication device; receiving, with the application, the map; displaying, with the application, the map; receiving, with the application, at least one input for the map; implementing, with the application, the at least one input into the map to generate an updated map of the workspace; transmitting, with the application, the updated map to the processor of the robot; receiving, with the processor of the robot, the updated map; generating, with the processor of the robot, a movement path based on the map or the updated map; and actuating, with the processor of the robot, the robot to traverse the movement path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Lukas Fath
  • Patent number: 11121567
    Abstract: A compact charging station with minimal horizontal surface area onto which charging contacts are disposed capable of maintaining strong and steady contact between charging contacts of the charging station and charging contacts of the mobile robot. Charging contacts retract when not in to remain free of any dust and debris and protected from any damage when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Michael Patrick Phillips
  • Patent number: 11119216
    Abstract: Provided is a robot-implemented process to create a coverage plan for a work environment, including obtaining, with a robotic device, raw data values of a work environment pertaining to likelihood of operational success and presence or absence of operational hazards contained within the work environment; determining, with one or more processors, the most efficient coverage plan for the robotic device based on the raw data values; and enacting the coverage plan based on the values from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventor: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11099562
    Abstract: Provided is an autonomous mobile robotic device that may carry, transport, and deliver one or more items in a work environment to predetermined destinations. The robotic device may comprise a container in which the one or more items may be placed. Once tasks are complete, the robotic device may autonomously navigate to a predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventor: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11091211
    Abstract: Included is a method for collaboration between a first robotic chassis and a second robotic chassis, including: executing, with the processor of the first robotic chassis, a first part of a task; transmitting, with the processor of the first robotic chassis, a signal to a processor of the second robotic chassis upon completion of the first part of the task; and executing, with the processor of the second robotic chassis, a second part of the task upon receiving the signal transmitted from the processor of the first robotic chassis; wherein the first robotic chassis and the second robotic chassis provide differing services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Lukas Fath, Shahin Fathi Djalali
  • Patent number: 11086314
    Abstract: Provided is a robotic device including: a chassis including a set of wheels; one or more motors for driving the set of wheels; a suspension system; a rechargeable battery for providing power to the robotic device; a controller for controlling movement of the robotic device; a processor; a set of sensors; and, a signal boosting device. Further provided is a method for providing a mobile signal boost including: providing a robotic device including: a chassis including a set of wheels; a motor for driving the set of wheels; a suspension system; a rechargeable battery for providing power to the device; a control system module for controlling the movement of the device; a processor; and, a set of sensors; providing a signal boosting device coupled to the robotic device; and, transporting the signal boosting device to one or more locations within an environment of the robotic device by the robotic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventor: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11077555
    Abstract: Included is a method for preventing a mobile robotic device from becoming stuck during a work session including: selecting, by a control system of the mobile robotic device, one or more actions to navigate through a workspace, wherein each action transitions the mobile robotic device from a current state to a next state; actuating, by the control system of the mobile robotic device, the mobile robotic device to execute the selected one or more actions; detecting, by the control system of the mobile robotic device, whether a collision is incurred by the mobile robotic device for each action executed; and, calculating and assigning, by the control system of the mobile robotic device, more than one level of rewards for each action executed based on collisions incurred by the mobile robotic device and completion of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventor: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11069082
    Abstract: Provided is a method including emitting, with a laser light emitter disposed on a robot, a collimated laser beam projecting a light point on a surface opposite the laser light emitter; capturing, with each of at least two image sensors disposed on the robot, images of the projected light point; overlaying, with a processor of the robot, the images captured by the at least two image sensors to produce a superimposed image showing both captured images in a single image; determining, with the processor of the robot, a first distance between the projected light points in the superimposed image; and determining, with the processor, a second distance based on the first distance using a relationship that relates distance between light points with distance between the robot or a sensor thereof and the surface on which the collimated laser beam is projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Soroush Mehrnia, Lukas Fath
  • Patent number: 11064856
    Abstract: A removable dustbin for a robotic vacuum that is wholly separable from all electronic parts thereof including a motor unit such that the dustbin, when separated from the electronic parts, may be safely immersed in water for quick and easy cleaning. The dustbin design further facilitates easy access to the motor for convenient servicing and repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Soroush Mehrnia