Patents Assigned to APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
  • Patent number: 11521059
    Abstract: A device for processing data sequences by means of a convolutional neural network is configured to carry out the following steps: receiving an input sequence comprising a plurality of data items captured over time using a sensor, each of said data items comprising a multi-dimensional representation of a scene, generating an output sequence representing the input sequence processed item-wise by the convolutional neural network, wherein generating the output sequence comprises: generating a grid-generation sequence based on a combination of the input sequence and an intermediate grid-generation sequence representing a past portion of the output sequence or the grid-generation sequence, generating a sampling grid on the basis of the grid-generation sequence, generating an intermediate output sequence by sampling from the past portion of the output sequence according to the sampling grid, and generating the output sequence based on a weighted combination of the intermediate output sequence and the input sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Weimeng Zhu, Yu Su, Christian Nunn
  • Patent number: 11519735
    Abstract: A vehicle navigation system includes a camera and a controller. The camera is configured to render an image of a host-vehicle in a field-of-view of the camera. The camera located remote from the host-vehicle. The controller is installed on the host-vehicle. The controller is configured to receive the image and determine a vehicle-coordinate of the host-vehicle in accordance with a position of the host-vehicle in the image. The camera may be configured to superimpose gridlines on the image, and the controller may be configured to determine the position in accordance with the gridlines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Divya Agarwal, Keerthi Raj Nagaraja, Michael H. Laur, Brian R. Hilnbrand
  • Patent number: 11523530
    Abstract: A self-aligning mechanical mount and electrical connection system for an electronic module comprises a mechanical mount assembly configured to be integrated into or attached to a base frame and defining a mount connection position assurance (CPA) feature for self-aligning and securing of the electronic module therein, and an electrical connection assembly configured to be integrated into or attached to the mechanical mount assembly and comprising a modular electrical connector (i) being electrically connected to an electrical backbone wire cable and (ii) defining a connector CPA feature for self-aligning the modular electrical connector with a corresponding electrical connector integrated into or attached to the electronic module when the electronic module is secured in the mechanical mount assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: David R. Peterson, Jared Bilas, Kurt P. Seifert, Jeffrey S. Campbell, Wesley W. Weber, Jr., Christian Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11517957
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to twist a first wire about a second wire is presented herein. The apparatus includes a securing mechanism configured to secure ends of the first wire and the second wire. The first wire is arranged parallel to the second wire along a longitudinal axis. The apparatus further includes a gripping mechanism configured to grip central portions of the first and second wires, a tensioning mechanism configured to apply a lateral offsetting force to the gripping mechanism, thereby deflecting the central portions of the first and second wires orthogonally from the longitudinal axis, and a rotating mechanism configured to rotate the gripping mechanism, thereby twisting the first and second wires about one another. A method of twisting a pair of wires is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Frank A. Ciapala, Jeffrey M. Handel
  • Patent number: 11511636
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a connector housing defining a cavity in which an electrical busbar is disposed. The connector housing defines an opening to the cavity. The electrical connector assembly also includes a cover configured to enclose the cavity. The cover has an inlet port, an outlet port, and a coolant channel that is in fluidic communication with the inlet port and the outlet port. A portion of the cover is in intimate thermal contact with the electrical busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Mathews, Don E. Bizon, William C. Lovitz, Nicholas A. Durse, Troy A. Iler
  • Patent number: 11515678
    Abstract: A splice connector assembly configured to conduct more than 1 kilowatt of electricity includes a terminal having a connection portion configured to interconnect with a corresponding mating terminal. The terminal also has an attachment portion. The attachment portion has a planar shape. The attachment portion is attached to a first wire electrical cable and is also attached to a second wire electrical cable. The first cable has a different cross-sectional area than the second cable. The splice connector assembly also includes a dielectric housing defining a cavity in which the terminal is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: John Kightlinger, Don E. Bizon, Michael L. Mellott
  • Patent number: 11515660
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector body defining a plurality of cavities, extending longitudinally through the connector body. The cavities are configured to receive inner terminal housings configured to hold electrical terminals attached to electrical cables disposed within the cavities. The connector assembly further includes a retaining device slidably attached to the connector body and moveable from a pre-staged position to a staged position. The retaining device allows the inner terminal housings to be inserted or removed from the cavities when in the pre-staged position and inhibits the inner terminal housings from being inserted or removed from the cavities when in the staged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Jose Alberto Davila Aleman, Matthew L. Penn
  • Patent number: 11511753
    Abstract: An illustrative example method is for estimating a friction characteristic of a surface beneath a vehicle that has a plurality of wheels contacting the surface. The method includes determining a wheel speed of at least one of the wheels, determining a velocity of the at least one of the wheels separately from determining the wheel speed, determining a wheel slip of the at least one of the wheels based on the determined wheel speed and the determined velocity, and determining the friction characteristic based on the determined wheel slip. Determining the velocity separately from the wheel speed is accomplished using at least one detector that provides an output corresponding to a range rate, such as a RADAR or LIDAR detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Jan Schiffmann, Henrik Clasen, David Aaron Schwartz, Amith Somanath
  • Publication number: 20220376436
    Abstract: Self-aligning mounting systems and methods for an electrical connectors and controllers of an electrified vehicle include a dock member configured to be fixedly attached to a frame of the electrified vehicle and to at least temporarily secure the electrical controller therein and at least one floating electrical connector floatably mateable with the dock member such that the floating electrical connector is movable by a tolerance distance amount along each of at least first and second perpendicular axes that are each parallel to the base portion of the dock member, and configured to, during securement of the electrical controller within the dock member along a third axis perpendicular to the first and second axes, electrically connect a first connection portion of the floating electrical connector to a corresponding other electrical connector, such as an inline electrical connector or an electrical connector in a bottom surface of the electrical controller housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Campbell, Wesley W. Weber, JR.
  • Patent number: 11509640
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic control unit (ECU) includes a normal mode and a protected mode. In the protected mode a new security artifact is stored in a microcontroller. The security artifact is transferred from the microcontroller to a microprocessor, and, after having received the security artifact, the microprocessor uses the security artifact for authenticating a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Aurelien Hars, Hussein Baydoun
  • Patent number: 11509035
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of an antenna device includes a substrate, a plurality of antenna elements supported on the substrate, an integrated circuit supported on one side of the substrate, and a metallic waveguide antenna situated against the substrate. The metallic waveguide antenna includes a heat dissipation portion in a thermally conductive relationship with the integrated circuit. The heat dissipation portion is configured to reduce a temperature of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Scott D. Brandenburg, David W. Zimmerman, Shawn Shi
  • Patent number: 11506511
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for determining the position of a vehicle, wherein the method comprises: determining at least one scan comprising a plurality of detection points, wherein each detection point is evaluated from a signal received at the at least one sensor and representing a location in the vehicle environment; determining, from a database, a predefined map, wherein the map comprises a plurality of elements in a map environment, each of the elements representing a respective one of a plurality of static landmarks in the vehicle environment, and the map environment representing the vehicle environment; matching the plurality of detection points and the plurality of elements of the map; determining the position of the vehicle based on the matching; wherein the predefined map further comprises a spatial assignment of a plurality of parts of the map environment to the plurality of elements, and wherein the spatial assignment is used for the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Stephanie Lessmann, Ahmad Pishehvari
  • Patent number: 11498556
    Abstract: A side collision risk estimation system for a vehicle comprises a speed sensor, a road line markers detector, a movement sensor, an object detector, and a controller. The controller is configured to estimate: the current speed of the vehicle, a heading of the adjacent road line ahead of the vehicle, a heading of the vehicle, a compensated heading of the vehicle, a predicted lateral change position of the vehicle, a heading of a target vehicle relative to the vehicle, the current speed of the target vehicle, the current lateral distance between the vehicles, the heading of the adjacent road line ahead of the target vehicle, a compensated relative heading of the target vehicle, a predicted lateral change position of the target vehicle, a predicted lateral distance over time between the vehicles, and a side collision risk over time from the predicted lateral distance between the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: John Patrik Wallin
  • Patent number: 11500083
    Abstract: A method is described for determining the position of a vehicle equipped with a radar system that includes at least one radar sensor adapted to receive radar signals emitted from at least one radar emitter of the radar system and reflected the radar sensor. The method comprises: acquiring at least one radar scan comprising a plurality of radar detection points, wherein each radar detection point is evaluated from a radar signal received at the radar sensor and representing a location in the vicinity of the vehicle; determining, from a database, a predefined map, wherein the map comprises at least one element representing a static landmark in the vicinity of the vehicle; matching at least a subset of the plurality of radar detection points of the at least one scan and the at least one element of the map; deter-mining the position of the vehicle based on the matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Ahmad Pishehvari, Stephanie Lessmann, Uri Iurgel, Lutz Roese-Koerner
  • Patent number: 11502444
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a connector body defining a terminal cavity therein and a male terminal projecting along a terminal axis to a tip and secured within the terminal cavity by a primary lock feature. The electrical connector assembly also includes a terminal stabilizer defining an aperture that is disposed within the connector body and is moveable from a pre-staged position to a staged position. The electrical connector assembly further includes a primary lock retaining feature that is integrated with the terminal stabilizer and is configured to engage the primary lock feature as the terminal stabilizer moves from the pre-staged position to the staged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari, Sivakumar Jogula, Shawna Higgins
  • Patent number: 11502420
    Abstract: This document describes a twin line fed dipole array antenna that may be coupled to several different types of feed networks in a space-efficient manner. The antenna makes use of a twin line feed to a plurality of dipoles that minimizes cross-polarization. The antenna may be manufactured on a printed circuit board (PCB) and has a centered feed slot that is easily coupled to several different types of waveguides or a microstrip. In some implementations, the dipole elements may have an approximately rectangular shape. In other implementations, the dipole elements may have an approximately bowtie shape, round shape, oval shape, C-shape, or L-shape. The size and placement of the dipole elements may be optimized for certain operating frequencies of the radar system to which the antenna is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Mingjian Li
  • Patent number: 11491928
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of a connector shell includes a connector cover and a cable-guiding sleeve having a curved conduit. The cover and the cable-guiding sleeve are made up of two separate elements. The cable-guiding sleeve is mounted on the cover so as to be rotatable about an axis of rotation. The cable-guiding sleeve and the cover comprise means for blocking the rotation of the cable-guiding sleeve on the cover in at least two different pre-set angular positions about the axis of rotation. These blocking means comprise shapes that engage with each other in a complementary way, and that are able to release each other and allow the passage from one angular position to the next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Frédéric Menez, Prasanna Ramakrishnan, Rama krishna Manne
  • Publication number: 20220348195
    Abstract: An advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and method for a vehicle include a light intensity detection system configured to detect a set of light density changes proximate to a face of a driver of the vehicle, a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system, a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) system, and a controller configured to detect a current glare condition based on the set of detected light density changes from the light intensity detection system, share, using the V2X communication system, the detected current glare condition and the corresponding GNSS location, based on the sharing and another set of parameters, determine whether the vehicle is likely to experience a future glare condition during a future period, and in response to determining that the vehicle is likely to experience the future glare condition during the future period, at least one remedial action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Nandita Mangal, Michael H. Laur
  • Patent number: 11485359
    Abstract: When two target objects cannot see each other and at least one of them is a moving object following lanes, the warning system identifies the couples of two predicted trajectories having at least one point in common or an inter-trajectory distance less than a distance threshold (dth), among all possible couples of two predicted trajectories for the two respective target objects, then calculates a probability of collision for each identified couple of trajectories, by determining a predicted collision time and calculating probability distribution functions for the positions of the two target objects at said predicted collision time, and checks whether or not the probability of collision calculated for at least one of the identified couples of trajectories is more than a collision probability threshold in order to trigger an alert towards at least one of the two target objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Dominik Sasin, Dariusz Borkowski
  • Patent number: 11489284
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed for mating with a counter-connector. The connector comprises a sleeve defining a recess and being adapted to receive the counter-connector at least partially. The connector further comprises one or more contact pins located in the recess and extending along a mating direction of the connector. Further, a connector system is discloses comprising a connector and a counter-connector. Further, a retainer is disclosure for use in a connector or a connector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Vincent Regnier, Frank Odoerfer, Christian Neubert