Patents Examined by Adam M Alharbi
  • Patent number: 10737799
    Abstract: An autothrottle system for an aircraft includes a motor, actuator assembly, and position sensor operatively connected between the motor and a moving portion of the actuator assembly. An electronic controller is configured to control the motor to move the actuator assembly to actuator positions based at least on position information from the position sensor to move the throttle lever to lever positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick
  • Patent number: 10741085
    Abstract: A flight planning system for providing a flight planning tool on a client device comprises a flight planning module, a weather module, and an airport module; and a flight planning application programming interface configured to communicate with the modules and client device and receive, via interface hardware of the client device, a request for information associated with a selection of one of a plurality of tools corresponding to one of the modules; the flight planning module configured to: retrieve, based on the tool selection, information responsive to the request from at least one of: a third-party device via the flight planning API; or another of the plurality of modules; generate an aviation flight plan based on the information responsive to the request; and transmit, via the API, the flight plan to the client device, the flight plan configured for display via a display device of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
    Inventors: Douglas Nolen Shorter, Jr., John Dennis Hamilton, Kimberly Lynn Ocasek, Eric John Rush, Brian Michael Tenberg, John Vance Whitehouse, Sergey Krilov
  • Patent number: 10724866
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a server. The server is configured to receive start information and positional information of a vehicle from the vehicle when the vehicle is started, acquire schedule information on a user's earliest schedule of the vehicle, the schedule information including information of a start time of the schedule and a destination as a place relating to the schedule, calculate an estimated arrival time at which the vehicle arrives at the destination when the vehicle heads for the destination from a position of the vehicle specified by the positional information of the vehicle, based on a current time, determine whether or not a user has started the vehicle to head for the destination according to a difference between the estimated arrival time and the start time of the schedule, and transmit a determination result of the determination to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takeyama, Norihiro Nakamura, Hideki Kasezawa, Kensuke Takeuchi, Hajime Morikawa, Yoko Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10723377
    Abstract: A vehicle kinematic control circuit for a vehicle adjusts the track of one or more rear wheels of the vehicle through a limited angular range, using an electric motor, connected mechanically to at least one rear wheel. The motor has at least two independently operable sets of phase windings, each set comprising at least two phase windings, each set connected to a motor bridge, controlled by a microcontroller. In normal use the microcontroller generates motor control signals that apply appropriate PWM modulated voltage waveforms to the set of phase windings connected to that bridge to drive the rotor of the motor in a first manner thereby to actively steer the rear wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TRW Limited
    Inventor: Kevin Cockerham
  • Patent number: 10719075
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, a system, and a computer program product of directive controlled vehicles. In an exemplary embodiment, the system includes a plurality of computing systems comprising at least two vehicles, a directive source to transmit a directive to at least one of the plurality of computing systems, and a command source to issue at least one command to at least one vehicle of the at least two vehicles, wherein the at least one command controls a movement pattern and an operation of the at least one vehicle of the at least two vehicles based on the directive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stefan von Cavallar, Timothy M. Lynar
  • Patent number: 10696479
    Abstract: A storage and retrieval system including a storage structure having storage shelves, each storage shelf having slats for supporting stored items where the slats are spaced apart from each other by a predetermined distance, an autonomous transport vehicle including at least one sensor configured to sense each of the slats and output a signal indicating when a slat is sensed, and a controller for verifying a location of the autonomous transport vehicle within the storage structure based on at least the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SYMBOTIC, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sullivan, Michael Cyrulik, Stephen C. Toebes
  • Patent number: 10699565
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to identifying lane obstructions. In one embodiment, a method includes collecting, in an electronic data store, position data of surrounding vehicles observed by reporting vehicles that travel over a roadway segment. The method includes analyzing the position data to identify whether observed positions correlate with an obstruction pattern that is indicative of a lane obstruction in at least one lane of the roadway segment. The method includes, in response to determining the position data indicates the lane obstruction, providing a signal identifying the lane obstruction to oncoming vehicles of the roadway segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Miles J. Johnson, Christopher J. Smalley
  • Patent number: 10697792
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide a navigated-shopping service are discussed. In an example, a method for navigated-shopping can include receiving a destination location, accessing a route to the destination, displaying the route with indications of a plurality of items for purchase, receiving selection of a selected item, and purchasing the selected item. The plurality of items for purchase can be within a predefined distance of at least one point along the route. The selection of the selected item can include selection of a retail location of a plurality of retail locations along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Nallu, Swami Raghavan
  • Patent number: 10689015
    Abstract: An information processing system according to the present disclosure includes: an identification data acquirer to acquire first classification information indicating a classification of equipment mounted on a train, first positional information including a formation number of the train, and an equipment identification number unique to the equipment that are transmitted to a maintenance terminal; a vehicle management data acquirer to acquire second classification information indicating a classification of the equipment, second positional information including a formation number of the train, and equipment state information indicating a state of the equipment that are held in a device mounted on the train; and a state history identifier to associate the equipment state information and the equipment identification number with each other upon determination that the first positional information and the second positional information match each other, and the first classification information and the second classific
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koki Yoshimoto, Sae Kimura
  • Patent number: 10690781
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and machine-readable mediums for unmanned aerial vehicle drive testing and mapping of carrier signals are disclosed. An example method may include determining that an unmanned aerial vehicle is travelling on a flight route at an altitude for determination of network performance of a cellular network. The method may further include determining, using an antenna, signal diagnostics of the cellular network during travel of the unmanned aerial vehicle on the flight route. The method may conclude with transmitting the signal diagnostics of the cellular network to a service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mario Kosseifi, Giuseppe De Rosa, Ronald Kiefer
  • Patent number: 10694155
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for personal sensory drones are described herein. A personal sensory drone system includes a drone remote control system comprising: a task module to transmit a task to a drone swarm for the drone swarm to execute, the drone swarm including at least two drones; a transceiver to receive information from the drone swarm related to the task; and a user interface module to present a user interface based on the information received from the drone swarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Giuseppe Raffa, Glen J. Anderson, Lenitra M. Durham, Richard Beckwith, Kathy Yuen, Joshua Ekandem, Jamie Sherman, Ariel Moshkovitz, Omer Ben-Shalom, Jennifer Healey, Stephen Brown, Tamara Gaidar, Yosi Govezensky
  • Patent number: 10684622
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a vehicle dynamics monitor for an autonomous vehicle. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure can determine, based on data received from one or more sensors of an autonomous vehicle, that an anomaly exists in an interface between at least one tire of the autonomous vehicle and a road surface. Responsive to determining that the anomaly exists: a motion plan for the autonomous vehicle that takes into account the anomaly can be determined; and one or more controls of the autonomous vehicle can be interfaced with to implement the motion plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Sean McNeil, Aaron L. Greenfield
  • Patent number: 10676078
    Abstract: A vehicle control system may include a power generator, a storage battery, a running electric motor, a determiner configured to determine an area toward which a vehicle occupant of the vehicle has a line of vision directed; a deriver configured to derive an index based on a frequency at which the vehicle occupant has the line of vision directed toward a specific area on the basis of a determination result; and a controller configured to operate the power generator in a case in which an amount of power of the storage battery is equal to or smaller than a threshold and operate the power generator regardless of the threshold of the amount of power of the storage battery in a case in which the index derived is equal to or higher than a predetermined degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Amaike
  • Patent number: 10677598
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to process probe data in accordance with a map-centric map matching technique. Methods may include obtaining a road link from a database of a plurality of road links; calculating a boundary separation distance for spacing vertices along a length of the road link; determining a sequence of vertices along the road link according to the boundary separation distance; generating, for each vertex, a spatial boundary where an overlap between spatial boundaries of adjacent vertices extends a first distance from the road link, where the first distance is a minimum distance from the road link; and providing for storage of a spatial boundary structure for the road link including the plurality of spatial boundaries associated with the road link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Eric Linder, Dongwook Jang, Alex Averbuch
  • Patent number: 10671865
    Abstract: A processor implemented vehicle control method for autonomous driving includes: obtaining a driving image of a vehicle; determining a control parameter for controlling the vehicle in response to a driving situation of the vehicle by applying the driving image to a neural network; and transmitting the control parameter to an electronic control unit (ECU) of the vehicle for controlling the vehicle to drive autonomously, wherein the neural network comprises first layers in a convolutional structure and second layers in a recurrent structure, the driving image is applied to a first layer among the first layers, a last layer among the first layers is connected with a first layer among the second layers, and the control parameter is output from a last layer among the second layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Changhyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10671080
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a data processing method and a robot with the same. The robot includes: an electromagnetic wave receiver configured to receive at least two electromagnetic wave signals transmitted by at least two electromagnetic wave transmitters on a charging device within a preset time range; a demodulator configured to demodulate the at least two electromagnetic wave signals received by the electromagnetic wave receiver to obtain at least two corresponding electromagnetic wave demodulation data; a processor configured to determine electromagnetic wave demodulation control data based on the at least two obtained electromagnetic wave demodulation data and preset electromagnetic wave demodulation data; and a controller configured to move the robot according to the electromagnetic wave demodulation control data until the robot is docked at the charging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Jiawen Hu, Gaobo Huang, Caixia Li
  • Patent number: 10654560
    Abstract: One embodiment is a method including defining a maximum deflection for a first axis of a control surface axis of an aircraft; defining a maximum deflection for a second axis of the control surface; and creating a graphical representation of the maximum deflection for the first and second control surface axes. The method further includes determining an angle of rotation of a structure on which the control surface is carried, wherein the angle of rotation is relative to a body of the aircraft; rotating the graphical representation in accordance with the determined angle of rotation; calculating a distance between a point representing a selected combination of roll moment and yaw moment and each edge of the graphical representation; and calculating a control surface deflection based on the calculated distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Yibum Chung, Matthew E. Louis
  • Patent number: 10640105
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for operating an energy management system for a traction battery of a hybrid electric vehicle. In one implementation, a method may include: determining whether a state of charge of the traction battery is below a predetermined charge level; when the state of charge is below the predetermined charge level, and when the energy management system identifies an intent of a driver to overtake another vehicle based on a first data set and identifies an unsafe overtaking condition based on a second data set, generating a charge request for charging the traction battery to at least the predetermined charge level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Stefan Hoffmann, Carlos Mazzetti
  • Patent number: 10633105
    Abstract: An autothrottle system for an aircraft includes a motor, actuator assembly, and position sensor operatively connected between the motor and a moving portion of the actuator assembly. An electronic controller is configured to control the motor to move the actuator assembly to actuator positions based at least on position information from the position sensor to move the throttle lever to lever positions. When a surge condition is detected the autothrottle increases the throttle lever in a regulated manner for optimal performance over the different regions of an engine power output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick
  • Patent number: 10635097
    Abstract: A dial structure, a remote controller employing the dial structure, and a controlling method are provided. The dial structure comprises a carrying member and a dial movably connected with the carrying member. The dial is slidable with respect to the dial structure along a sliding direction and rotatable around a rotation shaft. An axial direction of the rotation shaft intersects with the sliding direction. The dial structure further comprises a rotation sensor configured to obtain rotating state information of the dial and a sliding sensor configured to obtain sliding state information of the dial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Peng, Yin Tang