Patents Examined by Anshul Sood
  • Patent number: 10830592
    Abstract: A navigation path determination system includes wireless access point devices positioned around an indoor space. While located at different indoor space locations around the indoor space, user devices transmit wireless communications with the wireless access point devices, identify wireless access point device/user device relative positioning information in respective wireless communications with each of the wireless access point devices, and transmit the relative positioning information to a navigation system. The navigation system uses the relative positioning information to determine a respective user path through the indoor space by each user device, and stores the respective user paths in a navigation path database for later use in determining a navigation path through the indoor space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kamal Joseph Koshy, Benny J. Bologna
  • Patent number: 10821834
    Abstract: Provided are a regenerative braking method and device for a transportation device. A regenerative braking method through adaptation to a driving habit includes accumulating a deceleration level of a driver, determining a regenerative braking level based on the accumulated deceleration level, and controlling a torque of a motor based on the regenerative braking level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Jae Lee, Young Hun Sung
  • Patent number: 10823575
    Abstract: A first reference line representing a routing line from a first location to a second location associated with an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) is received. The first reference line is segmented into a number of reference line segments. For each of the reference line segments, a quintic polynomial function is defined to represent the reference line segment. An objective function is determined based on the quintic polynomial functions of the reference line segments. An optimization is performed on coefficients of the quintic polynomial functions in view of a set of constraints associated with the reference line segments, such that an output of the objective function reaches minimum while the constraints are satisfied. A second reference line is then generated based on the optimized parameters or coefficients of the quintic polynomial functions of the objective function. The second reference line is then utilized to plan and control the ADV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Yajia Zhang
  • Patent number: 10814738
    Abstract: An information collection system for an electric storage device includes: a storage device in which registration information is stored, the registration information being information in which estimation information allowing an estimation of a position of an object vehicle and identification information identifying the object vehicle are associated with each other; and a computation device configured to store electric storage device information indicating information about an electric storage device equipped in each of the plurality of vehicle, in the storage device. The computation device is configured to acquire the estimation information associated with the identification information by referring to the registration information and associate at least a part of the estimation information with the electric storage device information, as the position information about the object vehicle, after the computation device receives the identification information from the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhide Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 10810809
    Abstract: A system according to the present disclosure includes an identification module, a data recording module, and a data upload module. The identification module is configured to identify at least one of a vehicle and a user of the vehicle. The data recording module is configured to record a location of the vehicle, an acceleration of the vehicle, and data received from a controller area network (CAN) bus of the vehicle during a driving session. The data upload module is configured to upload the vehicle location, the vehicle acceleration, the CAN bus data, and at least one of the vehicle identification and the user identification to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AVL POWERTRAIN ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Talus Park, Paul Bromnick, Martin Steinbacher, Xinwei Hu
  • Patent number: 10794038
    Abstract: A calibration framework comprises an excavator, a laser distance meter (LDM), and a plurality of laser reflectors. The excavator comprises a chassis, linkage assembly (LA), implement, and control architecture. The control architecture comprises a controller programmed to execute an iterative process at n linkage assembly positions to determine a position of an nth calibration node of the a plurality of nodes of the LA to determine triangular angles and side lengths of an external triangle formed between the nth calibration node and two other nodes having identified positions. The iterative process is repeated n times until triangular angles and side lengths of three external triangles are determined that form an internal triangle. Angles of the internal triangle are determined to generate an implement angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark Nicholas Howell, Samuel Joseph Frei
  • Patent number: 10788826
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control device capable of reducing a control gap that occurs when a system is restored to a normal state after a malfunction is corrected, thereby achieving smooth driving performance for a user. A vehicle control device according to the present invention has a first travel control mode and a second travel control mode. When in a transitional state from the second travel control mode to the first travel control mode, the vehicle control device calculates and checks a first control parameter used in the first travel control mode, calculates a second control parameter used in the second travel control mode, and uses the second control parameter for traveling control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fukuda, Fumio Narisawa, Tomohito Ebina, Kosei Goto
  • Patent number: 10788842
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling platooning in a platooning group including a leading vehicle and one or more following vehicles can include: one or more sensors, a communication circuit, a display, and a processor. The processor can be configured to predict whether a collision with an object ahead of the leading vehicle will occur using information sensed by at least a portion of the one or more sensors; control one or more of a braking operation of the leading vehicle and a lane change operation of the leading vehicle based on the generated probability; and transmit a control signal to the following vehicle via the communication circuit for controlling one or more of a braking operation of the following vehicle and a lane change operation of the following vehicle based on a generated probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sang Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 10756370
    Abstract: A method for power control of a fuel cell system in a vehicle is disclosed. The requested fuel cell system power by the vehicle is converted into a power request made of the fuel cell by an expected power of auxiliary drives of the fuel cell system at the requested fuel cell system power being added to the requested fuel cell system power. A media supply of the fuel cell which corresponds to the power request made of the fuel cell is requested. The electrical loading of the fuel cell with current is performed in accordance with a model of the cathode dynamics such that a control variable of the control operation is matched to the media dynamics, and the power release is performed such that the fuel cell is loaded only when the adequate media supply is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Peter Wiesner, Sven Schmalzriedt
  • Patent number: 10755490
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for brokering data exchanges between on-board and off-board systems of a vehicle. One method comprises receiving, at a data broker engine, one or more data requests from an origination system, wherein each of the one or more data requests specifies at least one or more of a request type and a target system. Then the data broker engine determines whether the request type is a one-time transmission, a periodic transmission, an event-triggered transmission, or a change-triggered transmission. Following the determination, the data broker engine retrieves data from the target system based on the determined request type and transmits the data to the origination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Shamasundar, Philip Toews, Srihari Jayathirtha, Kalimulla Khan, Mahesh Sivaratri, Sreenivasan Govindillam K, Robert Brownlee, Richard Snyder
  • Patent number: 10747237
    Abstract: A system for adjusting a load on a tethered aircraft is disclosed. The aircraft is tethered to a payload. The system determines a new position for the tethered aircraft in the event that due to environmental effects, e.g., the aircraft is flying upwind or downwind, the load experienced by the tethered aircraft is not optimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Kitty Hawk Corporation
    Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, Gregory Mainland Horn
  • Patent number: 10739148
    Abstract: A vehicle routing device that determines a route from an origin to a destination including route guidance. The route guidance is modified based on user input. The modification can supply increased or reduced route guidance at intervals along the route. Route guidance may be modified to incorporate landmarks and personal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Esther Abramovich Ettinger, Gil Emanuel Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10723357
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a traction control system and a control method thereof. The traction control system includes a communicator configured to receive acceleration of a vehicle; and a controller configured to decrease output torque in response to a decrease of the received vehicle acceleration, wherein the controller outputs second torque smaller than first torque corresponding to the decreased vehicle acceleration and then increases the second torque to the first torque during a predetermined first threshold time when the controller determines that the vehicle is traveling on a low-friction road surface into which a high-friction road surface changed on the basis of the vehicle acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seung-Yong Sung
  • Patent number: 10688996
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and system to operate a motor vehicle with a congestion assistant. The congestion assistant enters sensor data, which serves as input data of the congestion assistant. The sensor data is evaluated, via an evaluation unit, in order to define a value representing a signal roughness of the sensor data. The value is compared, via a comparison unit, with a threshold value. A suppression signal is generated, via a signal detection unit, to prevent automatic activation of the congestion assistant if the value is greater than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Guido Weitkus, Andreas Meyer, Manuel Merz, Benjamin Maus, Mohamed Benmimoun, Fabian Kuzaj
  • Patent number: 10688997
    Abstract: A lane merging determination apparatus is provided which includes a first generation section that generates a first path, which is a prospective traveling path of an own vehicle, a second generation section that generates a second path corresponding to a traveling path of an adjacent vehicle, which is one of vehicles present ahead of the own vehicle and runs in a lane adjacent to a driving lane of the own vehicle, based on a history of positions of the vehicles, an intersection determination section that determines whether or not the first path and the second path intersect with each other; and a merging determination section that determines that the lanes merge with each other in front of the own vehicle, if the intersection determination section determines that the first path and the second path intersect with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiya Habu, Takahisa Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10683067
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sensor system and method of operating the same. The sensor system includes a data collection mast including a base, a support member, a main member, a top plate, a first enclosure, a second enclosure, a first cantilever member, and a second cantilever member. The sensor system further includes a pair of stereoscopic cameras disposed on the main member extending through the second enclosure, a radar system disposed on the top plate, a compass disposed on the second cantilever member, a LIDAR unit disposed on the first cantilever member, and a control unit disposed on the main member within the first enclosure. Each of the pair of stereoscopic cameras, radar system, compass, and LIDAR unit are in electronic communication with the control unit, such that control unit receive the data collected from each sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Buffalo Automation Group Inc.
    Inventors: Thiru Vikram Suresh, Alexander Zhitelzeyf, Mohit Arvind Khakharia, Miguel Ojielong Chang Lee, Troy Kilian, Brian Huang, Trevor McDonough
  • Patent number: 10678245
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving sensor data sensed from an environment associated with the vehicle; processing, by a processor, the sensor data to determine observation data, the observation data including differential features associated with an agent in the environment; determining, by the processor, a context associated with the agent based on the observation; selecting, by the processor, a first probability model associated with the context; processing, by the processor, the observation data with the selected first probability model to determine a set of predictions; processing, by the processor, the set of predictions with a second probability model to determine a final prediction of interaction behavior associated with the agent; and selectively controlling, by the processor, the vehicle based on the final prediction of interaction behavior associated with the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Aruna Jammalamadaka, Rajan Bhattacharyya, Michael J Daily
  • Patent number: 10668802
    Abstract: It becomes possible to prevent deterioration of an electric storage device due to overdischarge of the electric storage device and engine stalling due to insufficient assist or disabled assist when a charge amount of the electric storage device falls, ensure that work is continuously conducted, suppress an operator from feeling discomfort in operation, and ensure favorable operability. A pump target output power computing section (21) computes present pump demanded power on the basis of work related information, limits the present pump demanded power in response to a degree of reduction of a state of charge of an electric storage device (12a) when the state of charge is lower than a preset threshold, and computes the limited present pump demanded power as present pump target output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Nishikawa, Shinya Imura, Masafumi Hita, Hiroaki Amano
  • Patent number: 10661765
    Abstract: A control device for a controllable brake booster of a braking system is configured to: establish a setpoint variable regarding a setpoint operation to be carried out with the aid of the controllable brake booster, under consideration of a provided specified variable regarding a setpoint pressure to be set in a partial volume of the braking system; establish a setpoint difference of the setpoint variable, under consideration of the specified variable and an actual variable regarding an actual pressure present in a subarea of the braking system, to establish a corrected setpoint variable taking the established setpoint difference into consideration; and output a control signal which corresponds to the established corrected setpoint variable to the controllable brake booster and/or to the power supply component of the controllable brake booster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Butz, Manfred Gerdes, Patrick Christian Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10654478
    Abstract: A cruise control apparatus according to the present invention comprises a curve shape detection unit that detects the shape of a curve, an estimation trajectory calculation means that, on the basis of vehicle speed, calculates an estimated trajectory that satisfies a relationship in which a G-G diagram, which is a relationship between lateral acceleration and longitudinal acceleration, draws an arc, and a steering start point determination unit that determines a steering start point in front of a curve so that the estimated trajectory falls within the curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Seiichi Satoh, Toshiyuki Innami, Junya Takahashi, Yuki Akiyama