Patents Assigned to Airbiquity Inc.
  • Patent number: 10269192
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and computer-readable media for verifying operations of vehicle control systems are disclosed. During a test cycle, a vehicle-embedded computer device (VECD) may monitor control modules and/or sensors embedded in a vehicle for control system data (CSD), may generate and report fingerprint based on a combination of the CSD, and may report the fingerprint to a vehicle performance verification system (VPVS). During deployment, the VECD may monitor the control modules/sensors for CSD, may generate and performance results (PRs) based on a combination of the CSD, and may report the PRs to the VPVS. The VPVS may verify whether the control systems of the vehicle are operating as desired based on a comparison of the PRs with the fingerprint. The VPVS may generate and send an alert or flag to a remote device if the control systems of the vehicle are not operating as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Darrin L. Garrett, Keefe Leung
  • Patent number: 10180835
    Abstract: In an example, a system is provided and the system includes a motor vehicle component client, a server located in the cloud, and an application to be installed on a personal portable device, such as mobile phone or other portable, mobile electronic device. In some examples, the system enables efficient vehicle software updates to the Engine Control Unit (ECU), the head unit, or the like, or combinations thereof, and/or enables efficient wireless transmission of vehicle data analytics associated with diagnostic information, location information, or the like, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBIQUITY INC.
    Inventor: Leon Hong
  • Patent number: 10161759
    Abstract: To provide remote services, including dynamic, interactive assistance to electric vehicle (EV) users, a central server is arranged for electronic communications with EVs (15) and with client devices (11). The server also communicates with at least one EV charging station network, which in turn communicate with individual charging stations (30). Remote services may include trip planning, locating charging stations, checking availability and suitability of charging stations, making reservations at charging stations, and updating plans en route. The server collects data from the EV and analyzes the data to determine various statistics. The system advises a user on readiness of the EV to complete a proposed trip before recharging the EV batteries. Client devices may include smart phones, computers, or a head unit in the EV. Application software programs are executable on the client devices to provide user interfaces for accessing the remote services and for communicating with the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Fisher, Bheemrao Zhade
  • Patent number: 10159098
    Abstract: In an example, the mobile device may be configured to determine whether to authorize a request for the vehicle head unit to utilize a resource of the mobile device. The mobile device may be configured to utilize a proxy of the mobile device to establish a connection with a destination in response to determining to authorize the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Mike O'Meara, Sagar Pawar, Leon Hong
  • Publication number: 20180307477
    Abstract: In an example, a system is provided and the system includes a motor vehicle component client, a server located in the cloud, and an application to be installed on a personal portable device, such as mobile phone or other portable, mobile electronic device. In some examples, the system enables efficient vehicle software updates to the Engine Control Unit (ECU), the head unit, or the like, or combinations thereof, and/or enables efficient wireless transmission of vehicle data analytics associated with diagnostic information, location information, or the like, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventor: Leon Hong
  • Publication number: 20180293816
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and computer-readable media for verifying operations of vehicle control systems are disclosed. During a test cycle, a vehicle-embedded computer device (VECD) may monitor control modules and/or sensors embedded in a vehicle for control system data (CSD), may generate and report fingerprint based on a combination of the CSD, and may report the fingerprint to a vehicle performance verification system (VPVS). During deployment, the VECD may monitor the control modules/sensors for CSD, may generate and performance results (PRs) based on a combination of the CSD, and may report the PRs to the VPVS. The VPVS may verify whether the control systems of the vehicle are operating as desired based on a comparison of the PRs with the fingerprint. The VPVS may generate and send an alert or flag to a remote device if the control systems of the vehicle are not operating as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Darrin L. Garrett, Keefe Leung
  • Patent number: 10055217
    Abstract: In an example, a system is provided and the system includes a motor vehicle component client, a server located in the cloud, and an application to be installed on a personal portable device, such as mobile phone or other portable, mobile electronic device. In some examples, the system enables efficient vehicle software updates to the Engine Control Unit (ECU), the head unit, or the like, or combinations thereof, and/or enables efficient wireless transmission of vehicle data analytics associated with diagnostic information, location information, or the like, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventor: Leon Hong
  • Publication number: 20180013858
    Abstract: In an example, an in-vehicle electronic device to operate in a motor vehicle in an unattended power state may include a wireless interface to communicate with a remote secure network resource; a memory to store one or more values to specify a predefined trigger event for coupling the motor vehicle in the unattended power state to the remote secure network resource; and a processor configured to: recognize an occurrence of a predefined trigger event by checking first data obtained responsive to monitoring the a resource against the one or more values; in responsive to a recognition of the occurrence of a predefined trigger event, identify second data suitable for coupling the in-vehicle electronic device to the remote secure network resource; and establish a communication channel to the remote secure network resource via the wireless interface using the second data, the second communication channel for transmission of third data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Kamyar Moinzadeh, Keefe Leung, Jack William Bell
  • Publication number: 20170357499
    Abstract: In an example, a system is provided and the system includes a motor vehicle component client, a server located in the cloud, and an application to be installed on a personal portable device, such as mobile phone or other portable, mobile electronic device. In some examples, the system enables efficient vehicle software updates to the Engine Control Unit (ECU), the head unit, or the like, or combinations thereof, and/or enables efficient wireless transmission of vehicle data analytics associated with diagnostic information, location information, or the like, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventor: Leon Hong
  • Patent number: 9826080
    Abstract: In an example, this disclosure provides a mechanism, preferably implementable in software, for a single ‘server’ application in a mobile device such as a smartphone to act as an intermediary to enable one or more third-party apps on the mobile device to connect and interact with an external accessory, for example, a vehicle component such as an automotive head-unit. The server app manages communications details so that third-party apps need to perform only simple messaging, thus relieving the burden on application providers and reducing the frequency of application updates. Further, the server application maintains a single connection or session with the external accessory (EA), while accommodating switching among multiple different client applications on the phone that seek to interact with the EA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Logan B. Jones, Daniel Stephen Jaramillo
  • Publication number: 20170289810
    Abstract: In an example, the mobile device may be configured to determine whether to authorize a request for the vehicle head unit to utilize a resource of the mobile device. The mobile device may be configured to utilize a proxy of the mobile device to establish a connection with a destination in response to determining to authorize the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: AIRBIQUITY INC.
    Inventors: Mike O'Meara, Sagar Pawar, Leon Hong
  • Patent number: 9772839
    Abstract: In an example, a system is provided and the system includes a motor vehicle component client, a server located in the cloud, and an application to be installed on a personal portable device, such as mobile phone or other portable, mobile electronic device. In some examples, the system enables efficient vehicle software updates to the Engine Control Unit (ECU), the head unit, or the like, or combinations thereof, and/or enables efficient wireless transmission of vehicle data analytics associated with diagnostic information, location information, or the like, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventor: Leon Hong
  • Patent number: 9730254
    Abstract: In an example, the mobile device may be configured to determine whether to authorize a request for the vehicle head unit to utilize a resource of the mobile device. The mobile device may be configured to utilize a proxy of the mobile device to establish a connection with a destination in response to determining to authorize the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Mike O'Meara, Sagar Pawar, Leon Hong
  • Publication number: 20170195471
    Abstract: In an example, this disclosure provides a mechanism, preferably implementable in software, for a single ‘server’ application in a mobile device such as a smartphone to act as an intermediary to enable one or more third-party apps on the mobile device to connect and interact with an external accessory, for example, a vehicle component such as an automotive head-unit. The server app manages communications details so that third-party apps need to perform only simple messaging, thus relieving the burden on application providers and reducing the frequency of application updates. Further, the server application maintains a single connection or session with the external accessory (EA), while accommodating switching among multiple different client applications on the phone that seek to interact with the EA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: AIRBIQUITY INC.
    Inventors: Logan B. Jones, Daniel Stephen Jaramillo
  • Publication number: 20170010114
    Abstract: To provide remote services, including dynamic, interactive assistance to electric vehicle (EV) users, a central server is arranged for electronic communications with EVs (15) and with client devices (11). The server also communicates with at least one EV charging station network, which in turn communicate with individual charging stations (30). Remote services may include trip planning, locating charging stations, checking availability and suitability of charging stations, making reservations at charging stations, and updating plans en route. The server collects data from the EV and analyzes the data to determine various statistics. The system advises a user on readiness of the EV to complete a proposed trip before recharging the EV batteries. Client devices may include smart phones, computers, or a head unit in the EV. Application software programs are executable on the client devices to provide user interfaces for accessing the remote services and for communicating with the central server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Fisher, Bheemrao Zhade
  • Publication number: 20160379592
    Abstract: In an example, a system includes a vehicle component (e.g., an automotive head unit) that is installed in a motor vehicle and a portable device (e.g., a cell phone) in the motor vehicle that is coupled with the motor vehicle. The vehicle component may include a screen and an image renderer, and the portable device may include a text renderer. The portable device may be configured to, in response to receiving a command to generate an image for the vehicle component, perform first operations to input data associated with the command into the text renderer to obtain a bitmap image and transmit the bitmap image or a representation thereof to the vehicle component. The vehicle component may be configured to perform second operations to input data of the bitmap image into the image renderer, and display an output of the image renderer on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Darrin L. Garrett, Jack William Bell
  • Publication number: 20160335073
    Abstract: In an example, a system is provided and the system includes a motor vehicle component client, a server located in the cloud, and an application to be installed on a personal portable device, such as mobile phone or other portable, mobile electronic device. In some examples, the system enables efficient vehicle software updates to the Engine Control Unit (ECU), the head unit, or the like, or combinations thereof, and/or enables efficient wireless transmission of vehicle data analytics associated with diagnostic information, location information, or the like, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventor: Leon Hong
  • Publication number: 20160321844
    Abstract: A computing device is connected to a motor vehicle's diagnostic port or communication port to acquire vehicle sensor data, for example from various pressure, temperature, oxygen, fuel and other sensors typically installed on a motor vehicle for other reasons. Acquired sensor data is wirelessly transmitted to a remote server where the acquired sensor data can be compared to a database of stored sensor data to identify the motor vehicle. Additional functionality is described that leverages uploaded sensor data. Sensor data may be uploaded to the server in near-real time, and/or buffered locally and uploaded by periodic or episodic, push or pull communication protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Darrin L. Garrett, Darren Mann
  • Patent number: 9476725
    Abstract: To provide remote services, including dynamic, interactive assistance to electric vehicle (EV) users, a central server is arranged for electronic communications with EVs (15) and with client devices (11). The server also communicates with at least one EV charging station network, which in turn communicate with individual charging stations (30). Remote services may include trip planning, locating charging stations, checking availability and suitability of charging stations, making reservations at charging stations, and updating plans en route. The server collects data from the EV and analyzes the data to determine various statistics. The system advises a user on readiness of the EV to complete a proposed trip before recharging the EV batteries. Client devices may include smart phones, computers, or a head unit in the EV. Application software programs are executable on the client devices to provide user interfaces for accessing the remote services and for communicating with the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Fisher, Bheemrao Zhade
  • Patent number: 9401057
    Abstract: A computing device is connected to a motor vehicle's diagnostic port or communication port to acquire vehicle sensor data, for example from various pressure, temperature, oxygen, fuel and other sensors typically installed on a motor vehicle for other reasons. Acquired sensor data is wirelessly transmitted to a remote server where the acquired sensor data can be compared to a database of stored sensor data to identify the motor vehicle. Additional functionality is described that leverages uploaded sensor data. Sensor data may be uploaded to the server in near-real time, and/or buffered locally and uploaded by periodic or episodic, push or pull communication protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Darrin Garrett, Darren Mann