Patents Examined by Bao Long T Nguyen
  • Patent number: 12032383
    Abstract: A vehicle control system for an agricultural vehicle, including a processing circuit including a processor and memory, the memory having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the processing circuit to receive a location of a first vehicle, update a coverage map based on the location of the first vehicle, wherein the coverage map represents a region of operation for the agricultural vehicle and the first vehicle, designate one or more areas of the coverage map as repulsion areas based on the location of the first vehicle, and generate a path from the agricultural vehicle to the first vehicle based on the one or more repulsion areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Duane Dix, Daniel Geiyer, Aditya Singh, Navneet Gulati
  • Patent number: 12020519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the authenticity of vehicle operational data provided by telematics or other devices are provided. Vehicle performance and/or operational data may be collected and the authenticity of the data stream may be determined based on the whether the data stream includes a watermark in a predetermined location of the data stream or whether the data stream includes a data key comprising a predetermined false vehicle performance data reading. A second data recording device may also record vehicle performance and/or operational data. Both the first and second data recording devices may provide the respective vehicle performance data to a computing device. The computing device may compare the vehicle performance data from the first and second data recording devices to determine authenticity of the vehicle measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventor: Mark V. Slusar
  • Patent number: 12012119
    Abstract: A control device has an arithmetic unit that controls onboard devices of a mobile body. The arithmetic unit includes: a first functional section that is actuated regardless of a status of the mobile body and generates a control signal to one or more of the onboard devices; second functional sections that are each actuated in accordance with the status of the mobile body and each generate a control signal to the onboard devices other than the one or more onboard devices; power transmitters disposed in a power transmission path between a power source and the respective second functional sections; and a power source controller that controls supply and cutoff of power to the second functional sections in accordance with the status of the mobile body. The first functional section and the power source controller are mounted on a single chip configured as an integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuji Suenaga
  • Patent number: 11993256
    Abstract: A vehicle control system for an off-road vehicle including a processing circuit including a processor and memory, the memory having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the processing circuit to receive a first parameter associated with a characteristic of the off-road vehicle, receive a second parameter associated with a characteristic of an environment of the off-road vehicle, generate, based on the first and second parameters, a perception zone for the off-road vehicle, control the off-road vehicle to avoid an obstacle using the perception zone, receive an indication of a change in at least one of the first parameter or the second parameter, and update the perception zone based on the change in the at least one of the first parameter or the second parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Aditya Singh, Brett McClelland
  • Patent number: 11994406
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for label placement that provide necessary information on a map when map features conflict without significantly impacting performance. Embodiments of the present disclosure can handle placement of map labels that vary in size, have prioritized label/feature groupings, apply to point, line, and area features, minimize overlap when there is no more open space, and render fast enough for interactive viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Brent Barre, Norman Schoenhardt
  • Patent number: 11986957
    Abstract: Provided is a control technique that enables a time required for platoon control operations to be shortened. A mobile robot includes, for example, a position distance calculation instruction transmission unit 1, a position distance calculation instruction transfer unit 2, a reply position distance calculation instruction transmission unit 3, a direction storage unit 4, a reply position distance calculation instruction transfer unit 5, an operation clock time announcement instruction transmission unit 6, an operation clock time announcement instruction transfer unit 7, a first moving unit 8, a movement start instruction transmission unit 9, a movement start instruction transfer unit 10, a second moving unit 11, a third moving unit 12, a determination unit 13, a fourth moving unit 14, a fifth moving unit 15, a waiting instruction transmission unit 16, and a waiting instruction transfer unit 17.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawano
  • Patent number: 11983014
    Abstract: A method for switching a base station, a mower and a multi-base station working system are provided. The method includes: obtaining, when the number of first common-view satellites between the mower and a first base station is less than a first threshold, the number of second common-view satellites between the mower and a second base station; when the number of the first common-view satellites is less than a second threshold and the number of the second common-view satellites is greater than the second threshold, obtaining the first trajectory of the mower based on the first base station and the second trajectory of the mower based on the second base station; determining, based on the first and second trajectories, a coordinate transformation matrix; and switching from the first base station to the second base station based on the coordinate transformation matrix, the second threshold being less than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Willand (Beijing) Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Boxing Chou, Tianning Yu, Zichong Chen
  • Patent number: 11982071
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a display system of a turning work vehicle is used for the turning work vehicle in which a work machine having a bucket 8 can be offset relative to a revolving superstructure in the horizontal direction. The display system includes: an arithmetic unit that calculates the position of the bucket on the basis of a detection result obtained by a position detecting device provided on the turning work vehicle, and calculates a necessary revolving amount of the revolving superstructure and a necessary offset amount of the work machine that are needed to align a side section of the bucket with a side edge of a predetermined excavation area; and a display device that displays the positional relationship between the bucket and the predetermined excavation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kohei Okazaki
  • Patent number: 11961408
    Abstract: An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) air traffic control method utilizing wireless networks and concurrently supporting delivery application authorization and management communicating with a plurality of UAVs via a plurality of cell towers associated with the wireless networks, wherein the plurality of UAVs each include hardware and antennas adapted to communicate to the plurality of cell towers; maintaining data associated with flight of each of the plurality of UAVs based on the communicating; processing the maintained data to perform a plurality of functions associated with air traffic control of the plurality of UAVs; and processing the maintained data to perform a plurality of functions for the delivery application authorization and management for each of the plurality of UAVs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Metal Raptor Inc.
    Inventor: Lee Priest
  • Patent number: 11958190
    Abstract: A displaying apparatus includes a virtual environment screen displaying a state of a robot identified, and a parameter setting screen numerically displaying the position and orientation data. When a changing a part of the position and orientation data are performed through the operating input unit, the part of the position and orientation data is changed according to the content of the operation and input. Position and orientation is calculated to identify the position or orientation of each part of the robot, based on the changed part of the position and orientation data, and new position and orientation data is calculated based on the position and orientation calculation. The content of virtual display on the virtual environment screen or numeric value display on the parameter setting screen of the displaying apparatus is updated, based on the changed part of position and orientation data, and the new position and orientation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Sugaya
  • Patent number: 11944032
    Abstract: An autonomous mowing system comprising: a memory configured to hold a set of path data defining a set of paths, the set of paths comprising a transit path to a maintenance area and a set of mow paths to cover the maintenance area; a processor coupled to the memory; a computer-readable medium coupled to the processor, the computer-readable medium storing a set of instructions executable by the processor, the set of instructions comprising instructions for: using the set of path data, determining a plurality of candidate routes that traverse the transit path and fully cover the maintenance area and a total cost for each of the plurality of candidate routes; determining a least cost route from the plurality of candidate routes; and configuring an autonomous mower to follow the least cost route to mow the maintenance area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: RENU ROBOTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tim Alan Matus, Michael Odell Blanton, Jr., Kristopher Charles Kozak, Marc Christopher Alban
  • Patent number: 11938634
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for training and operating (semi-)autonomous robots to complete multiple different work objectives are described. A robot control system stores a library of reusable work primitives each corresponding to a respective basic sub-task or sub-action that the robot is operative to autonomously perform. A work objective is analyzed to determine a sequence (i.e., a combination and/or permutation) of reusable work primitives that, when executed by the robot, will complete the work objective. The robot executes the sequence of reusable work primitives to complete the work objective. The reusable work primitives may include one or more reusable grasp primitives that enable(s) a robot's end effector to grasp objects. Simulated instances of real physical robots may be trained in simulated environments to develop control instructions that, once uploaded to the real physical robots, enable such real physical robots to autonomously perform reusable work primitives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Sanctuary Cognitive Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Suzanne Gildert, Olivia Norton, Geordie Rose
  • Patent number: 11931910
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are directed towards artificial intelligence-based modeling of target objects, such as aircraft parts. In an example, a system initially trains a machine learning (ML) model based on synthetic images generated based on multi-dimensional representation of target objects. The same system or a different system subsequently further trains the ML model based on actual images generated by cameras positioned by robots relative to target objects. The ML model can be used to process an image generated by a camera positioned by a robot relative to a target object based on a multi-dimensional representation of the target object. The output of the ML model can indicate, for a detected target, position data, a target type, and/or a visual inspection property. This output can then be used to update the multi-dimensional representation, which is then used to perform robotics operations on the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Wilder Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Ademola Ayodeji Oridate, William Wilder, Spencer Voiss
  • Patent number: 11921517
    Abstract: A method of controlling movement of a robotic cleaning device over an area to be cleaned. The method includes storing at least one representation of the area over which the robotic cleaning device is to move, receiving an instruction to execute a cleaning program, localizing, in response to the instruction, the robotic cleaning device relative to the stored representation, and moving over the area to be cleaned as stipulated by the cleaning program by taking into account the stored representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Electrolux
    Inventors: Magnus Lindhé, Petter Forsberg, Niklas Nordin
  • Patent number: 11914393
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for scheduling and controlling a mobile cleaning robot based on a seasonal or environmental debris accumulation event are discussed. A mobile cleaning robot receives a seasonal cleaning schedule corresponding to a seasonal or environmental debris accumulation event. The seasonal cleaning schedule includes instructions to clean a portion of the mobile robot's environment having a debris state varied seasonally. The mobile cleaning robot executes a cleaning mission in the environment in accordance with the seasonal cleaning schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Weyant, Teresa Borcuch, Jacki Holcomb, Andrew Scott Reichel, Erik Moore
  • Patent number: 11906974
    Abstract: An autonomous off-road vehicle, upon encountering an obstruction while navigating a route, can apply a first machine-learned model to identify the obstruction. In the event that the first machine-learned model cannot identify the obstruction, the autonomous off-road vehicle can apply a second machine-learned model configured to determine whether or not the obstruction can be ignored, for instance based on dimensions of the obstruction. If the obstruction can be ignored, the autonomous off-road vehicle can continue navigating the route. If the obstruction cannot be ignored, the autonomous off-road vehicle can modify the route, can stop, can flag the obstruction to a remote human operator, can modify an interface of a human operator to display a notification or a video feed from the vehicle, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Travis J. Davis
  • Patent number: 11890068
    Abstract: A robotic surgical system includes a surgical instrument and a processor. The surgical instrument includes an elongate hollow shaft having a flexible section, a sensor apparatus configured to generate sensor data about the flexible section, and a force transmission mechanism coupled to the proximal end of the shaft. The processor is communicatively coupled to the sensor apparatus. The processor is configured to receive the sensor data about the flexible section from the sensor apparatus and to combine the sensor data received from the sensor apparatus with known information regarding mechanical and material property data for the surgical instrument to derive at least one of an internal actuation force applied by the force transmission mechanism or external force information for the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Q. Larkin, Vincent Duindam
  • Patent number: 11874123
    Abstract: A route planning apparatus 1 includes a state information generation unit 2 configured to generate, every unit time, state information indicating a state of each moving object 20, in a search for a first route to a target site corresponding to the moving object 20, a stop unit 3 configured to stop generation of the state information when a condition for stopping generation of the state information is satisfied, and a route searching unit 4 configured to search for a second route to the target site, based on the state information generated before the state transitioned, after generation of the state information is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manao Machida
  • Patent number: 11871891
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cleaning robot including: a driving unit configured to move the cleaning robot; an obstacle sensor configured to sense an obstacle; and a controller configured to reduce, if a distance between the cleaning robot and the obstacle is shorter than or equal to a reference distance, a driving speed of the cleaning robot so that the driving speed of the cleaning robot is lower than a shock absorbing speed when the cleaning robot contacts the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Soo Jung, Chin Woo Kang, Kyong Su Kim, Kyu Ha Lee, Jong Gap Lee, Jeong Gon Song
  • Patent number: 11872006
    Abstract: A teleoperational assembly is disclosed which includes an operator control system and a plurality of manipulators configured to control the movement of medical instruments in a surgical environment. The manipulators are teleoperationally controlled by the operator control system. The system further includes a processing unit configured to display an image of a field of view of the surgical environment, determine association information about the manipulators and the operator control system, and display badges near the medical instruments in the image of the field of view of the surgical environment. The badges display the association information for the medical instrument they appear associated with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Paul W. Mohr