Patents Assigned to APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
  • Patent number: 11032488
    Abstract: A camera system suitable for use on an automated vehicle, includes an imager used to detect an image of a field-of-view of the system, a light-shield operable to block a portion of the image from being received by the imager, and a controller in communication with the imager and the light-shield. The controller is configured to position the light-shield in a line-of-sight between a bright-spot and the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Kevin J. Hawes, Ronald M. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210165420
    Abstract: A method for operating an automated vehicle includes controlling by one or more computing devices an autonomous vehicle; receiving by one or more computing devices sensor data from the vehicle corresponding to moving objects in a vicinity of the vehicle; receiving by one or more computing devices road condition data; and determining by one or more computing devices undesirable locations related to the moving objects. The undesirable locations related to the moving objects for the vehicle are based at least in part on the road condition data. The step of controlling the vehicle includes avoiding the undesirable locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Craig A. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 11022698
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of a system includes a detector configured to detect a signal from a source and provide first signal information regarding a distance a detected signal traveled between the source and the detector. A processor is configured to determine whether the first signal information corresponds to a direct signal path between the detector and the source or the first signal information corresponds to a reflected signal based on second signal information from at least one other detector that does not have a direct signal path between the other detector and the source. The processor determines a location of the detector based on the first signal information only when the first signal information corresponds to the direct signal path between the detector and the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Eric P. Knutson, David M. Spell, Linh Pham
  • Patent number: 11010626
    Abstract: A system for generating a confidence value for at least one state in the interior of a vehicle, comprising an imaging unit configured to capture at least one image of the interior of the vehicle, and a processing unit comprising a convolutional neural network, wherein the processing unit is configured to receive the at least one image from the imaging unit and to input the at least one image into the convolution-al neural network, wherein the convolutional neural network is configured to generate a respective likelihood value for each of a plurality of states in the interior of the vehicle with the likelihood value for a respective state indicating the likelihood that the respective state is present in the interior of the vehicle, and wherein the processing unit is further configured to generate a confidence value for at least one of the plurality of states in the interior of the vehicle from the likelihood values generated by the convolutional neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Barth, Patrick Weyers
  • Patent number: 11009590
    Abstract: A radar-data collection system a radar, a camera, and a controller-circuit. The radar and the camera are intended for mounting on a host-vehicle. The radar is configured is to indicate a radar-profile of an object detected by the radar. The camera is configured to render an image of the object. The controller-circuit is in communication with the radar and the camera. The controller is configured to determine an identity of the object in accordance with the image, and annotate the radar-profile in accordance with the identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Michael H. Laur, Indu Vijayan, Divya Balachandran, Nandita Mangal
  • Patent number: 11010619
    Abstract: A device for searching for a lane on which a vehicle can drive, wherein the device is configured to receive an image captured by a camera, the image showing an area in front of the vehicle, detect lane markings in the image, determine for each of the lane markings if the respective lane marking is of a first type indicating a road condition of a first type or a second type indicating a road condition of a second type, create lane candidates from the lane markings, divide the lane candidates into classes of lane candidates depending on the type of the lane markings of the lane candidates, and search the classes of lane candidates for a lane on which the vehicle can drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Kun Zhao, Yu Su
  • Patent number: 11013106
    Abstract: An electronic control unit comprises at least one controller and at least one memory device, wherein the controller comprises at least one electronic component mounted on a main circuit board. An embedded circuit board is formed in one piece with the main circuit board, and a predetermined separation line is provided for separating the embedded circuit board from the main circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Moritz Schrey, Ralf Dittrich, Pekka Herzogenrath
  • Patent number: 11011816
    Abstract: A radar assembly includes a monolithic-microwave-integrated-circuit (MMIC), an antenna-element, and a single printed-circuit-board (PCB). The MMIC includes an arrangement of solder-balls configured to couple radar-signals into or out of the MMIC. The antenna-element includes a ridge-air-waveguide configured to propagate radar-signals to or from one or more radiation-slots of the antenna-element. The PCB is directly attached to the MMIC. The PCB includes a transition-feature configured to couple radar-signals between the arrangement of solder-balls and the ridge-air-waveguide. The transition-feature is characterized as a slot that extends between the arrangement of solder-balls and the ridge-air-waveguide. The transition-feature may be an L-shaped-slot or a U-shaped-slot. The assembly is designed/configured to be compatible with known printed circuit board fabrication processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Shawn Shi
  • Publication number: 20210141075
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems that include a controller circuit in communication with a ranging sensor configured to detect objects proximate to a host vehicle. In an aspect, the controller circuit is configured to perform a first detection count of the detected objects, determine a first group of objects of the detected objects, determine a first distance to the first group of objects, utilize the first distance to determine a trailer distance between the host vehicle and a front of a trailer, determine a second group of objects of the detected objects, determine a second distance to the second group of objects, utilize the second distance to determine an axle distance between the front of the trailer and a trailer axle, and determine a trailer length based on the trailer distance and the axle distance. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Liang Ma, Robert J. Cashler
  • Patent number: 10999156
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments are directed to a mobility services platform for self-healing mobility clients. In an embodiment, a method comprises: obtaining, by one or more server computers, diagnostic data from a plurality of mobility clients; applying, by the one or more server computers, machine learning to the diagnostic data; identifying, by the one or more server computers, outlier data resulting from the machine learning; identifying, by the one or more server computers and from the outlier data, a new error class; determining, by the one or more server computers, an impact of the error class (e.g., short-term, medium-term, long-term impact) on the plurality of mobility clients; and generating, by the one or more server computers and based on the determined impact, an update for the plurality of mobility clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Grill, Tao Lin, Mahbubul Alam
  • Patent number: 10997434
    Abstract: A method for lane marker recognition includes: providing a filter bank with a plurality of different pairs of filters adapted to detect the left edge and the right edge of a specific type of a lane marker, respectively; receiving an image of a road; dividing the image of a road into a plurality of image segments, wherein each image segment includes at least one row of pixels of the image of a road; and for each of the image segments: applying a plurality of the pairs of filters of the filter bank to the image segment to generate a plurality of filter outputs; and determining which of the filter outputs correspond to a lane marker by using geo-metric information and appearance based information, wherein the geometric in-formation describes allowable dimensions of a determined lane marker, and the appearance based information describes allowable pixel values of a determined lane marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jittu Kurian, Kun Zhao, Mirko Meuter
  • Publication number: 20210122310
    Abstract: Electrified vehicle electrical systems and formatting methods include arranging a first layer including one or more first electrical transmission lines each configured to carry electrical power at a first voltage to one or more electrical powertrain components of the electrified vehicle, arranging a second layer above at least a portion of the first electrical connection layer, wherein the second layer includes one or more second electrical transmission lines each configured to carry electrical power at a second voltage to one or more electrical power distribution components of the electrified vehicle, and arranging a third layer above at least a portion of the first and second layers, wherein the third layer includes one or more third electrical transmission lines each configured to carry electrical power at a third voltage to one or more input/output device components of the electrified vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: David R. Peterson, Joseph Sudik, Jr., Jared Bilas, Kurt P. Seifert, David G. Siegfried, Lee Bauer, Christian Schaefer, Magnus Svensson, Martin Bornemann
  • Patent number: 10989809
    Abstract: A vehicle-based method of determining the extent to which a target object is a single scatterer, said vehicle including a radar system including a radar transmit element, adapted to send a radar signal towards said target object, and an antenna receive array comprising a plurality M of a receive elements, providing a corresponding plurality of N radar receive channels, and adapted to receive radar signals reflected from said target object, said method comprising: a) transmitting a radar signal from said radar transmit element to said target object; b) receiving the reflected signal of the signal transmitted in step a) from the target object at said plurality of receiver elements; c) for each antenna element or channel, processing the received signal to provide amplitude or power data in the frequency domain; d) with respect to the data in step c), for each receive element/channel, determining the frequency with the maximum amplitude or power; e) determining the degree of variability of the results of step d)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Alexander Ioffe, Konstantin Statnikov, Wolfgang Doerr
  • Patent number: 10991247
    Abstract: A method of operating a vehicle, such as an autonomous vehicle, includes the steps of receiving a message from roadside infrastructure via an electronic receiver and providing, by a computer system in communication with said electronic receiver, instructions based on the message to automatically implement countermeasure behavior by a vehicle system. Additionally or alternatively, the method may include the steps of receiving a message from another vehicle via an electronic receiver and providing, by a computer system in communication with said electronic receiver, instructions based on the message to automatically implement countermeasure behavior by a vehicle system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Craig A. Baldwin, Robert James Myers
  • Publication number: 20210111519
    Abstract: A connector comprises a connector body having a mating interface configured to engage a complementary mating connector, a first indicator feature carried by the connector body, the first indicator feature having a first partial visual identifier disposed thereon, and a second indicator feature carried by the connector body having a second partial visual identifier disposed thereon, wherein the first and second indicator features are movable relative to each other between a separated position and a joined position, characterized in that the first and second indicator feature form a complete visual identifier only when in the joined position, wherein the first and second indicator features are in the separated position when the connector body is not fully mated relative to the mating connector, and wherein the first and second indicator features are in the joined position responsive to the connector body being fully mated to the mating connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: John D. Schneider, Rangarajan Sundarakrishnamachari, Velmurugan Kandasamy
  • Patent number: 10977500
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an image processing system for determining the color of a street marking, by: capturing an image of a street, detecting a street marking as a set of pixels provided by the image, wherein the pixels include at least two different pieces of color information, determining a color score for the street marking by comparing said at least two different pieces of color information, and determining the color of the street marking by comparing the color score to at least one threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Kun Zhao, Yu Su
  • Patent number: 10970570
    Abstract: A device for clustering light spots, the device is configured to receive an image captured by a camera, detect light spots in the image, calculate a distance measure for each of a plurality of pairs of light spots detected in the image, and group the detected light spots to clusters based on the calculated distance measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Robert Kaltenhaeuser
  • Patent number: 10971856
    Abstract: A lever-type electrical connector (102), a corresponding mating electrical connector (104) for accepting the lever-type electrical connector (102), and a lever-type electrical connector assembly (100) thereof are described herein. The lever-type electrical connector (102) has a first portion (300) with a first slot (302) configured to accept a rib protrusion (114) of the corresponding mating electrical connector (104) and a lever (304) pivotally mounted to the first portion (300) with cam grooves (408) on opposing interior surfaces configured to accept cam-follower protrusions (210) on opposite sides of the rib protrusion (114).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Naiki Alenjandra Reynoso Galvan, Erick A. Rodriguez, Katy Stephanie Almonte Cortes, Rodrigo Villanueva Ponce
  • Patent number: 10965014
    Abstract: A radar unit includes a printed circuit board (PCB) supporting an integrated circuit (IC) chip. A radome is arranged over the IC chip. A spring engages the IC chip and the radome. The spring is configured to transfer thermal energy between the IC chip and the radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert C. Beer, Matthew S. Carrell, Ryan K. Rossiter
  • Patent number: 10958004
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes wiring with multiple wires. Each wire has a conductor covered in insulation. The insulation includes webbing that interconnects the wires to one another. The insulation has an aperture that provides a first locating feature. The wires have a stripped portion that exposes the conductors. A housing receives the stripped portion. The housing includes a projection that provides a second locating feature that cooperates the first locating feature to orient and locate the stripped portion within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: David R. Peterson, Joseph Sudik, Jr.