Patents Examined by Anthony R Jimenez
  • Patent number: 11197135
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of receiving a V2X message from a first V2X communication device by a second V2X communication device associated with a vehicle. The method of receiving a V2X message includes receiving a V2X message for providing information related to air pollution, determining whether the V2X message includes vehicle control information including information associated with at least one type of vehicle control, wherein the vehicle control information includes control mode information indicating a mode of the vehicle control, and controlling the vehicle on the basis of the control mode information if the V2X message includes the vehicle control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeho Hwang, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 11192461
    Abstract: An energy conversion arrangement configured to convert chemical energy into electrical energy. The energy conversion arrangement comprises plural cell groups 30, 32, 34, 36, each cell group being configured to convert chemical energy into electrical energy. The energy conversion arrangement also comprises at least one measurement arrangement 38, 40, 42, 44, 46 configured to make measurements at each of the plural cell groups 30, 32, 34, 36. Each energy conversion arrangement is configured to determine a condition of at least one of: each of the plural cell groups; and the energy conversion arrangement. The condition is determined in dependence on the measurements made at each cell group and a model of each cell group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: DUKOSI LIMITED
    Inventors: Gordon Povey, Joel Sylvester
  • Patent number: 11187537
    Abstract: A travelling direction calculation apparatus includes an acceleration sensor, a period identification unit, an action determination unit, a vector calculator, and a travelling direction decision unit. The period identification unit identifies a stable measurement period and an idling leg period based on change in a vertical component of acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor. The action determination unit discriminates between walking and running by using the minimum value of the vertical component of the acceleration in the idling leg period. The vector calculator calculates a velocity vector from a horizontal component of the acceleration in the stable measurement period. The travelling direction decision unit decides a direction of traveling of a user based on a result of determination performed by the action determination unit and the velocity vector calculated by the vector calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeo Ohyama
  • Patent number: 11188083
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable storage medium with instructions for motion planning for a transportation vehicle wherein motion candidates are determined based on an action and state gridding. This involves applying at least one measure for optimizing the motion candidates. Final states of motions of the transportation vehicle corresponding to the movement candidates are determined in a discretized state space and a motion for the transportation vehicle is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Appelt, Simon Grossjohann, Kai Homeier
  • Patent number: 11176837
    Abstract: A method and a system are provided herein for calculating whether or not a specific aerial vehicle at a specified point of time can maneuver over a given location in the terrain while complying with terrain clearance requirements. The system may include a computer memory configured to store a 3D model representing at least a portion of a terrain located in a vicinity of an aerial vehicle; a computer processor configured to map said portion of the terrain into at least two types: a first type indicative of a potential of the aerial vehicle to maneuver over a respective terrain while complying with terrain clearance, and a second type indicative of a non-potential of said aerial vehicle to maneuver over a respective terrain, wherein the mapping is carried out based on said parameters, the 3D model and given predefined performance of the aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ELBIT SYSTMES LTD.
    Inventors: Sharon Hiddai, Judith Zelicovici, Jacob Avinu, Eyal Ziv, Yana Zohar, Yonathan Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 11175147
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for user assisted simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). These technologies can involve a robot including: one or more processors; one or more sensor subsystems; and one or more storage devices storing instructions that are operable, when executed by the one or more processors, to cause the agent to perform operations including: receiving first sensor data from the one or more sensor subsystems; determining the presence of a human based at least in part on the first sensor data; receiving second sensor data from the one or more sensor subsystems, the second sensor data indicating an action of the human; and determining at least one of mapping data and localization data based at least in part on the second sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: DIGITAL DREAM LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Dill Olmstead, Bradford Neuman
  • Patent number: 11167761
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) includes a recognizer (130) that recognizes a situation occurring near an own-vehicle, and a driving controller (140, 160) that controls acceleration/deceleration and steering of the own-vehicle on the basis of a result of the recognition of the recognizer. When performing travel control according to a behavior of a preceding vehicle that is traveling in front of the own-vehicle such that the own-vehicle follows the preceding vehicle to pass through an intersection, the driving controller does not perform following of the preceding vehicle if a turning start point of the preceding vehicle does not match a turning start point in a route predicted for the own-vehicle to pass through the intersection in a scheduled direction or if a turning angle of the preceding vehicle does not match a turning angle in the predicted route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yugo Ueda, Akihiro Toda, Dan Umeda
  • Patent number: 11169271
    Abstract: Virtual bumpers for autonomous vehicles improve effectiveness and safety as such vehicles are operated. One or more sensor systems having a Lidar sensor and a camera sensor determine proximity of objects around the vehicle and facilitate identification of the environment around the vehicle. The sensor systems are placed at various locations around the vehicle. The vehicle identifies an object and one or more properties of the identified object using the sensor systems. Based on the identified object and the properties of the object, a virtual bumper may be created for that object. For example, if the object is identified as another vehicle moving with a certain velocity, the vehicle may determine a minimum space to avoid the other vehicle, either by changing direction or reducing the velocity of the vehicle, with the minimum space constituting a virtual bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CYNGN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lowe, Ain Mckendrick, Andrea Mariotti, Pranav Bajoria, Biao Ma
  • Patent number: 11161516
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, by way of example, a vehicle control device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire map data indicating an absolute azimuth of a linear road surface sign disposed on a road surface on which a vehicle travels, and image data obtained by imaging surroundings of the vehicle with a vehicle-mounted camera included in the vehicle; and a correction unit configured to detect the road surface sign from the acquired image data, calculate a relative azimuth of the road surface sign with respect to the vehicle on the image data, calculate a shift of an azimuth in which the vehicle moves based on the calculated relative azimuth and the absolute azimuth of the detected road surface sign indicated by the map data, and correct the azimuth in which the vehicle moves based on the calculated shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Tanaka, Toyoji Hiyokawa
  • Patent number: 11162808
    Abstract: An information providing system includes an information providing device and a vehicle. The information providing device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire second information indicating a candidate point matching first information and evaluation of the candidate point and a second information transmitting unit configured to transmit the second information to the vehicle. The first information indicates a condition for searching for a point at which the vehicle stops when the vehicle is stopped and used for resting. The vehicle includes a second information receiving unit configured to receive the second information from the information providing device and an output unit configured to output the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsugu Makita, Daigo Fujii, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 11164705
    Abstract: Implementations of the subject matter described herein provide an apparatus for use in a switch. The apparatus includes: a handle including a first slot; a mode button operable to change an operation mode of the switch, the mode button including a second slot; a slider coupled to the mode button and movable in a first direction in association with a movement of the mode button, the slider including a first block; a lever operable to be opened in a rotatable manner and including a pin, wherein when the mode button is set at a service position, the first block is received in the first slot to maintain the handle; and in response to the lever being opened in the rotatable manner, the pin is operable to pass through the second slot to prevent the movement of the mode button. Such apparatus herein provides a lock mechanism that may prevent mistake operation between different operation modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Zeming Lin, Hengjie Guo, Aki Suutarinen
  • Patent number: 11149405
    Abstract: A grade control indicator assembly is disclosed. The grade control indicator assembly may include a keypad to control one or more functionalities of a machine, where the keypad includes a set of grade control light indicators integrated into the keypad, and where the set of grade control light indicators includes a first subset of grade control light indicators for indicating a grade of the machine with respect to a first side of the machine and a second subset of grade control light indicators for indicating the grade of the machine with respect to a second side of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Hogan, Mathew Hedrington, Toby Frelich, Andrew Kopca, Mark Tarvin, Ryan Thiesse
  • Patent number: 11135926
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling charging of plug-in vehicle are provided to charge a high-voltage battery mounted in the vehicle by converting AC power into DC power using an OBC. The method includes determining whether the high-voltage battery is charged by the operation of the OBC and whether the temperature of the high-voltage battery is greater than a predetermined reference cooling temperature while the high-voltage battery is charged to determine whether to cool the high-voltage battery. Additionally, whether the temperature of the high-voltage battery is greater than a predetermined failure determination temperature is determined to determine whether the high-voltage battery is abnormal when the temperature of the high-voltage battery is greater than the reference cooling temperature. A battery cooling fan mounted in the vehicle is maximally driven to cool the high-voltage battery when the temperature of the high-voltage battery is greater than the failure determination temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang-Kyu Lee, Gyu-Hong Kim
  • Patent number: 11132904
    Abstract: A work assignment request message, generated by a user device based on input provided by a tow service provider via the user device, is received at an enterprise server device. An initial pool of tow request stocks for potential fulfillment by the tow service provider is selected from a set of pending tow request stocks. A refined pool of tow request stocks is generated to exclude, from the initial pool, tow request stocks for which the tow service provider does not meet at least one fulfillment requirement. An optimized pool of tow request stocks is generated to include one or more tow request stocks selected, according to one or more optimization criteria, from the refined pool of tow request stocks. Information assigning the tow request stocks in the optimized pool of tow request stocks is transmitted from the enterprise server device to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: IAA, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Wallin, Anthony Roth, Christopher Poulos, Mradul Modi
  • Patent number: 11126190
    Abstract: Example learning systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a machine learning system accesses data associated with a particular task and accesses data associated with an overall network. The machine learning system also accesses reward data. The machine learning system then operates on the data associated with a particular task, the data associated with an overall network, and the reward data to perform the particular task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Iman Soltani Bozchalooi
  • Patent number: 11124219
    Abstract: A stowable user interface system includes an armrest. The stowable user interface system includes a steering wheel support arm supported by the armrest and movable between an extended position outside the armrest and a retracted position inside the armrest. The stowable user interface system permits an operator of a vehicle to control a steering system of the vehicle when the steering wheel support arm in the extended position. The stowable user interface system stows the steering wheel support arm in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cheri Lyn Hansen, Cynthia M. Neubecker, Brad Alan Ignaczak
  • Patent number: 11117548
    Abstract: A method for opening and/or using at least one vehicle may include receiving, by a mobile terminal, an identifier assigned to a target vehicle. The identifier may be transmitted to a server, and a key data set may be received from the server. The key data set and/or a code based on the key data set may be transmitted as a remote code to the target vehicle. The target vehicle may generate at least one local code after receiving the remote code, and may compare the remote code to the local code(s). The target vehicle may be opened and/or released, or a vehicle command may be executed if at least one of the local codes corresponds to the remote code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: IPGATE CAPITAL HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Thomas Leiber
  • Patent number: 11110924
    Abstract: An apparatus including a sensor for detecting a first acceleration of a target vehicle at a first time and a second acceleration of the target vehicle at a second time, a processor operative to calculate an increased distance in response to the first acceleration and the second acceleration exceeding an acceleration threshold, the processor further operative to generate a control signal indicative of the increased distance, and a vehicle controller for controlling a vehicle throttle controller and a vehicle steering controller to maintain an initial distance between the host vehicle and the target vehicle and to maintain the increased distance between the host vehicle and the target vehicle in response to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Namal P. Kumara, Paul A. Adam
  • Patent number: 11115780
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a system that can comprise one or more processing modules and/or one or more non-transitory memory storage modules storing computing instructions on the one or more processing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO LLC
    Inventors: Eytan Daniyalzade, Berk Atikoglu, David Nelms
  • Patent number: 11110911
    Abstract: There is provided a measurement device including a data acquisition unit that acquires pieces of first to third data output from first to third sensors provided on a structure, an abnormality determination unit that determines whether or not each of the sensors is abnormal, a moving object detection unit that detects a moving object based on at least one of the first data and the second data, and a displacement amount calculation unit that calculates a displacement amount of the structure based on the third data, in which, when the first sensor provided on a main girder closest to an i-th lane of the structure or a main girder second closest to the i-th lane is not abnormal, the moving object detection unit detects the moving object moving on the i-th lane based on the first data output from the first sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Keishi Omori