Patents Examined by Behrang Badii
  • Patent number: 11951980
    Abstract: A method for controlling a safety device of a vehicle. The safety device reacts to an imminent collision of the vehicle with a collision object by way of an intervention in a longitudinal and/or lateral guidance of the vehicle. The method includes reading in environment data and trip data regarding the collision object and of the vehicle, and intervention data regarding a planned intervention of the safety device; ascertaining a first expected impingement region of the collision object on the vehicle, and a second expected impingement region of the collision object on the vehicle; executing an evaluation of a location of the first expected impingement region and of a location of the second expected impingement region relative to subregions referred to the vehicle, using reference data; generating, depending on a result of the evaluation, a control signal for the safety device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Weiss, Gyorgy Csaba, Heiko Kirn, Nina Braunert
  • Patent number: 11951994
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to transportation systems. More particularly, embodiments relate to methods and systems of vehicle data collection by a user having a mobile device. In a particular embodiment, vehicle movement data (also termed herein “driving data” or “data”) is collected, analyzed and transformed, and combinations of collected data and transformed data are used in different ways, including, but not limited to, reporting and display of the combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Cambridge Mobile Telematics Inc.
    Inventors: Rafi Finegold, Brad Cordova, Joe Adelmann, Philippe Bosshart, Matt McClure
  • Patent number: 11945120
    Abstract: A robot control device, abnormality diagnosis method, and non-transitory computer readable medium are provided. The robot control device (300) performs abnormality diagnosis of a robot body (200) including a motor (201) that rotates, from a starting angle position to a target angle position, a rotational shaft (204) for transmitting power to an arm (203) so that the arm performs a predetermined operation. The robot control device includes: a drive control unit (304) driving the motor so that the rotational shaft rotates from the starting angle position to the target angle position within a rotational speed range of the rotational shaft in which it is possible to detect a vibration component caused by an abnormality from among the vibration components generated along with the rotation of the rotational shaft; a vibration detection unit (305) detecting the vibration component; and a diagnosis unit performing abnormality diagnosis based on the detected vibration component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasumoto Mori, Maki Endo, Teruyuki Shiraki
  • Patent number: 11938823
    Abstract: An operating unit includes a touch-sensitive operating area and control unit. The control unit determines an activation location on the operating area from the information relating to the touched regions. If the activation location is in a predefined field, the control unit performs a function assigned to the field. The control unit determines the activation location from a position on or in the region of a boundary line bounding a fingertip and that is at the front in the direction of movement of the finger on the surface of the operating area, only when a determined speed of movement of a course of the regions of the touched operating exceeds a predefined limit value. Otherwise, the activation location is determined from an area centroid of all regions of the operating area which have been touched by the finger at a point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG
    Inventor: Volker Stahl
  • Patent number: 11941587
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus manages the operation of an alternative vehicle when a vehicle recovers from a failure. The information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller is configured to determine, when it is judged that the vehicle is not operational due to failure of the vehicle, to introduce an alternative vehicle to replace the vehicle, and when recovery information indicating that the vehicle has recovered from the failure is acquired, maintain the determination to introduce the alternative vehicle or cancel the introduction of the alternative vehicle and redetermine the recovered vehicle as being operational.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Higashide, Keiichi Uno
  • Patent number: 11936015
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for determining when a battery, or one or more batteries within a battery pack, undergoes an undesired thermal event such as thermal runaway. A sensor pack is mounted in close proximity to, or in contact with, an external surface of the battery or batteries to be monitored and communicates battery information, including battery compartment information, to a battery package monitor outside the battery compartment. Cloud connectivity can be provided via a mobile application to a battery thermal management package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Global Battery Solutions LLC
    Inventor: David W Baarman
  • Patent number: 11926239
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a vehicle control method, module, and system, a device and a medium. The method includes: acquiring, under a condition that it is determined to install a target battery provided by a battery swapping station for the vehicle, a network address of a first battery management unit of the target battery; requesting to establish a wireless communication connection between a control module and the first battery management unit, based on the network address of the first battery management unit of the target battery; transmitting, under a condition that the wireless communication connection between the control module and the first battery management unit is successfully established, a first prompt signal to a target object, where the first prompt signal is used to prompt the target object to perform a relevant operation for allowing the vehicle to leave a battery swapping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Zhanliang Li, Zhimin Dan, Yu Yan, Miaomiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11928969
    Abstract: A method of displaying a corridor for an unmanned vehicle using a point cloud. The method includes: displaying the space vector points in a preset 3-dimensional space; and generating and displaying individual corridors, each individual corridor connecting between selected space vector points from among the space vector points. Each of the space vector points includes location information and size information, the individual corridor is displayed by a stereoscopic structure including an internal space in which the unmanned vehicle can fly, and the form of the individual corridor is determined based on the size information of a pair of adjacent space vector points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: CLROBUR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tae In Choi, Seong Won Jo
  • Patent number: 11928901
    Abstract: Provided is a driving evaluation device that enables evaluation of driving for the purpose of improving a driving time in a circuit racecourse. The driving evaluation device includes an evaluation section extractor 24 that detects a deceleration section and an acceleration section in cornering, a tire friction circle-load factor calculator 27 that calculates, based on a front-rear acceleration and a lateral acceleration, a tire friction circle and a tire load factor in the deceleration section and those in the acceleration section, and a skill deficiency evaluator 28 that evaluates driving based on the tire friction circle and the tire load factor in the deceleration section and those in the acceleration section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yuya Goto, Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Toshiaki Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 11926347
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for performing a conditional behavior prediction for one or more agents. The system obtains context data characterizing an environment. The context data includes data characterizing a plurality of agents, including a query agent and one or more target agents, in the environment at a current time point. The system further obtains data identifying a planned future trajectory for the query agent after the current time point, and for each target agent in the set, processes the context data and the data identifying the planned future trajectory using a first neural network to generate a conditional trajectory prediction output that defines a conditional probability distribution over possible future trajectories of the target agent after the current time point given that the query agent follows the planned future trajectory for the query agent after the current time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Reza Mahjourian, Carlton Macdonald Downey, Benjamin Sapp, Dragomir Anguelov, Ekaterina Igorevna Tolstaya
  • Patent number: 11922739
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically assessing vehicle operation are described. According to certain aspects, an electronic device may accumulate telematics data associated with operation of a vehicle, where the telematics data indicates a location of the vehicle. The electronic device may retrieve additional telematics data of additional vehicles operating at or near the location, and compare the accumulated telematics data to the additional telematics data. The electronic device may dynamically generate and display a data visualization indicating the analysis for review by an operator of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: BLUEOWL, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Harris, Kenneth J. Sanchez, Eric Dahl
  • Patent number: 11919478
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for an enhanced valet mode for vehicles. An example method may include receiving a request for a temporary valet passcode. The example method may also include generating a temporary valet passcode. The example method may also include displaying a request for entry of the temporary valet passcode. The example method may also include determining that an input has been received. The example method may also include determining that a mobile device is located within the vehicle or within a threshold distance from the vehicle. The example method may also include preventing the vehicle from starting based on authorization of the mobile device for a period of time subsequent to the input being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron DeLong, Eugene Karpinsky, Cameron Smyth, Timothy Thivierge, Daniel King, Kevin Hille, Farhan Ehsan, John Van Wiemeersch, Santosh Lalwani
  • Patent number: 11904935
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus for controlling a vehicle based on surrounding area information of the vehicle, comprising: a control unit capable of controlling the vehicle in a first state in which gripping of a steering apparatus by a driver of the vehicle is needed and a second state in which the gripping is not needed, based on the surrounding area information; and a warning output unit configured to output a deviation warning when the vehicle has approached a boundary of a travel path, wherein if the vehicle is in the second state, the control unit suppresses output of the deviation warning performed by the warning output unit compared to a case where the vehicle is in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Kokaki
  • Patent number: 11904856
    Abstract: A method performed by a behavioral analyzing system for detection of an emergency vehicle approaching a vehicle from behind. The system derives a road configuration of a road along which the vehicle, based on ego-vehicle position obtained with support from localization sensors on-board the vehicle, is or was positioned. The system further determines unconventional driving criteria in view of the road configuration. The system determines based on surrounding vehicle detection data of a first and at least a second surrounding vehicle, obtained with support from surrounding detecting sensors on-board the vehicle, a respective first and at least a second surrounding vehicle trajectory along at least the road section. The system determines, when the first and the at least second surrounding vehicle trajectory fulfill at least a portion of the unconventional driving criteria, that an emergency vehicle is deemed to be approaching the vehicle from behind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Zenuity AB
    Inventors: Daniel Svensson, Joakim Bjärmark, Malin Lundgren
  • Patent number: 11878720
    Abstract: A method for adaptive risk modeling for an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising: retrieving parameters of an identified driving mission of the autonomous vehicle; in response to the parameters of the identified driving mission, generating values of: a comparative autonomous parameter, a mix model parameter, a surrounding risk parameter, a geographic operation parameter, and a security risk parameter upon evaluating situational inputs associated with the identified driving mission with a comparative autonomous model, a mix model, a sensor-surrounding model, a geography-dependent model, and a security risk model generated using sensor and supplementary data extraction systems associated with the autonomous vehicle; upon generating values, generating a risk analysis with a rule-based algorithm; and contemporaneously with execution of the identified driving mission, implementing a response action associated with control of the autonomous vehicle, based upon the risk analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Zendrive, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Matus, Pankaj Risbood
  • Patent number: 11873000
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of detecting a movement in a transport, determining whether the movement includes a gesture definition, when the movement includes a gesture definition, identifying a gesture associated with the gesture definition, and performing an action, via the transport, corresponding to the identified gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Sachin J. Ahire, Manoj Kalamkar, Christopher J. Risberg
  • Patent number: 11874667
    Abstract: A method at an autonomous vehicle for signaling a refueling attendant, the method including confirming that the autonomous vehicle is proximal to a refueling station; providing a signal to the refueling attendant; waiting for refueling to commence; and if, after a threshold period, refueling has not commenced, repeating the providing the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Neil Patrick Adams
  • Patent number: 11873010
    Abstract: An energy management system for an electric autonomous vehicle comprises a battery and a controller comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium. The system comprises a pre-allocation input mechanism transmitting an input signal to the processor relating to a travel destination for the vehicle. The system comprises a navigation module receiving a wireless signal from a satellite network relating to a current location of the vehicle. The system comprises an autonomous input mechanism powered by the battery and transmitting an autonomous signal to the processor relating to dynamic conditions for autonomous operation of the vehicle. The processor determines a route between the current location and the travel destination, performs autonomous operation of the vehicle along the route, and selectively powers or tunes the usage of the at least one autonomous input mechanism with the battery during autonomous operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Kamran Ali, Donald K. Grimm
  • Patent number: 11868141
    Abstract: The apparatus for controlling group driving according to as aspect may include an inter-vehicle communication unit for communicating with a leader vehicle to receive the driving state and traveling track of the leader vehicle, a leader vehicle learning unit for learning a driving pattern of the leader vehicle based on the driving state of the leader vehicle received through the inter-vehicle communication unit, an autonomous drive unit for autonomously driving the follower vehicle in accordance with the traveling track of the leader vehicle, and a follow-up control unit for receiving the driving state of the leader vehicle to learn the driving pattern of the leader vehicle, controlling the autonomous drive unit to follow the traveling track of the leader vehicle, and performing the autonomous driving by applying the driving pattern of the leader vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Kwan Ji
  • Patent number: 11868127
    Abstract: A transportation system includes an artificial intelligence (AI) system for processing a sensory input from a wearable device in a self-driving vehicle to determine an emotional state of a rider and optimizing a vehicle operating parameter to improve the rider emotional state. The AI system includes a recurrent neural network to indicate a change in the emotional state of the rider by a recognition of patterns of emotional state indicative wearable sensor data from a set of wearable sensors worn by the rider. The patterns are indicative of a first degree of a favorable emotional state of the rider and/or a second degree of an unfavorable emotional state of the rider. The AI system further includes a radial basis function neural network to optimize, for achieving a target emotional state of the rider, the vehicle operating parameter in response to the indication of the change in the rider emotional state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Strong Force TP Portfolio 2022, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Howard Cella