Patents Examined by Behrang Badii
  • Patent number: 11568752
    Abstract: A gateway retrieval alert device is configured for use in an aircraft ground support system. The gateway retrieval alert device is connected to an intercom gateway, either through a direct wireless connection or through a direct connection to a headset of a tug operator, the headset in turn being wirelessly connected to the intercom gateway. The integrity of the wireless link to the intercom gateway is monitored, and when the integrity of the link falls below a set threshold, an alert is issued. The alert is issued externally to the communication network between the ground crew and pilot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: David Clark Company Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert A. Daigle, Nick Cannata
  • Patent number: 11561541
    Abstract: An infrastructure is provided for improving the safety of autonomous systems. An autonomous vehicle management system (AVMS) controls one or more autonomous functions or operations performed by a vehicle or machine such that the autonomous operations are performed in a safe manner. The AVMS is capable of dynamically controlling the behavior of sensors associated with a vehicle. For example, for a sensor, the AVMS can dynamically change and control what sensor data is captured by the sensor and/or communicated from the sensor to the AVMS (e.g., granularity/resolution, field of view, control zoom), when the data is captured by the sensor and/or communicated by the sensor to the AVMS (e.g., on-demand, according to a schedule), and how the data is captured by the sensor and/or communicated from the sensor to the AVMS (e.g., communication format, communication protocol, rate of data communication).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: SafeAI, Inc.
    Inventor: Bibhrajit Halder
  • Patent number: 11561537
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a controller. The controller is configured to generate, when information related to a request to use a cabin unit is acquired from a terminal of a first user who intends an activity in the cabin unit rather than traveling by the cabin unit, a command for causing a traveling unit to pick up the first user. The traveling unit is connected to and carrying a predetermined cabin unit associated with the activity of the first user. The controller is configured to generate, to the traveling unit connected to the predetermined cabin unit where a predetermined number of the first users or more is riding, a command for placing the predetermined cabin unit at a predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKT KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Ohno, Daiki Kubo, Yosuke Nozaki, Tsukasa Nakanishi, Hironori Aoyama, Seiji Yogo, Tae Sugimura, Yasuhiro Kobatake, Ryo Sato, Takeshi Yamada, Sayaka Ninoyuu
  • Patent number: 11557205
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driving assistance system, includes: a light detection and ranging module configured to detect position parameters of objects around the light detection and ranging module; a LiFi driving module connected to the light detection and ranging module and being capable of receiving the position parameters and modulating the position parameters to generate a LiFi signal; and a lighting module connected to the LiFi driving module, and configured to provide lighting and transmit the LiFi signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: HASCO VISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Ge, Tao Zhang, Minghua Zhu, Tianzhong Guo
  • Patent number: 11553635
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a travelling vehicle body; a work machine mounted on a rear portion of the travelling vehicle body to be capable of being lifted and lowered; a control unit for controlling lifting and lowering of the work machine; and a rear sensor provided on the rear portion of the travelling vehicle body and configured to detect an object present behind the travelling vehicle body. The control unit may be configured to set a regulation height based on a height where the rear sensor detects the work machine while the work machine is lifted and then regulate lifting of the work machine during work in such a manner that a height of the work machine is kept less than or equal to the regulation height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: ISEKI & CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Sakuma
  • Patent number: 11550323
    Abstract: An autonomous moving apparatus includes a moving unit moving the apparatus, a detector detecting distances from surrounding objects and shapes of the objects, and a controller. When a route of the apparatus is adjusted to a route of a follow target under control of the moving unit, the controller controls the moving unit so that the apparatus continues to move without changing the route of the apparatus if the follow target has changed the route but an obstacle having a possibility of causing a movement abnormality when the apparatus moves over the obstacle is present between the route of the follow target and the route of the apparatus. When the obstacle is no longer present between the route of the follow target and the route of the apparatus, the controller controls the moving unit so that the route of the apparatus is adjusted to the route of the follow target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hajime Kajiyama, Mariko Miyazaki, Hideki Fujimoto, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Xiongfan Jin, Kunitoshi Yamamoto, Teppei Aoki
  • Patent number: 11541929
    Abstract: A disturbance compensation steering control method may include, when a steering controller performs, during driving, a disturbance detection in which a tire and a steering wheel become a transfer path, performing a disturbance reduction compensation control by calculating a final compensation amount for a disturbance compensation steering output transmitted to a steering motor according to a disturbance strength and a magnitude of a steering torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dae-Suk Jung
  • Patent number: 11541855
    Abstract: The invention provides a locking device for preventing movement between two elements (11, 12) that are mounted to move relative to each other, the locking device including a lock (31) mounted to rotate relative to one of the elements in order to present successive angular positions for locking and for release in which the lock alternates between preventing and allowing relative movement between the two elements, the lock being constrained to rotate with a selector (55) of an angular indexing mechanism (50) actuated by a pulse-controlled actuator (70, 71) arranged to push the selector against a spring member (58) in order to cause it to turn on each pulse and thereby cause the lock to pass from one angular position to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Bertrand Dubacher, Marc Quernerch'Du, Bertrand Euzet
  • Patent number: 11529871
    Abstract: A control device configured to control a vehicle is provided. The device comprises a traveling control unit configured to set an effect degree of a braking force to be given to the vehicle, and an output control unit capable of displaying, on a display device of the vehicle, an indicator representing an upper limit of a settable level of the effect degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriaki Suzuki, Yosuke Mizutani, Masaaki Abe, Masaru Aoki
  • Patent number: 11524767
    Abstract: A system for flight control configured for use in an electric aircraft includes a sensor configured to capture an input datum. The system includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and configured to detect an aircraft angle and an aircraft angle rate. The system includes a flight controller including an outer loop controller configured to receive the input datum from the sensor, receive the aircraft angle from the IMU, and generate a rate setpoint as a function of the input datum. The system includes an inner loop controller configured to receive the aircraft angle rate, receive the rate setpoint from the outer loop controller, and generate a moment datum as a function of the rate setpoint. The system includes a mixer configured to receive the moment datum, perform a torque allocation as a function of the moment datum, and generate a motor command datum as a function of the torque allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Moy, Joshua E Auerbach
  • Patent number: 11526175
    Abstract: Sensor data is received from an array of sensors configured to capture one or more objects of an external environment of an autonomous vehicle. A first sensor group is selected from the array of sensors based on vehicle operation data representative of a state of the autonomous vehicle. First sensor data from the first group is prioritized for transmission based on the vehicle operation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: AURORA OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Cameron David Christie, Anuranga Sajith Gunaratne
  • Patent number: 11518366
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for pinpointing a source of degradation in a vehicle engine system. In one example, a method includes spinning an engine of a vehicle unfueled in a forward and a reverse direction, in no particular order, and recording a first intake air flow and a second intake air flow, respectively, in an intake of the engine, and where the source of degradation is indicated as a function of both the first air flow and the second air flow. In this way, the degradation of the vehicle engine system may be pinpointed as to being located in the intake manifold, the exhaust system, or the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aed M. Dudar
  • Patent number: 11518380
    Abstract: An in-vehicle data collection and processing device receives real-time data from a plurality of sensors relating to at least one of a current vehicle condition and a current driver condition. The device then predicts, by processing at least a portion of the real-time data through a pre-trained pattern recognition algorithm, a likelihood of occurrence of at least one of a plurality of incidents involving the vehicle. In response, the device outputs one or more types of warnings and/or conducts a vehicle evasive maneuver if the likelihood is predicted to be above one or more thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas U. Kuehnle, Shaun Michael Howard
  • Patent number: 11511746
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for a follower vehicle (2) following a lead vehicle, comprising—determining a position (PL) and a heading (HL) of the lead vehicle (1), —determining a position (PF) and a heading (HF) of the follower vehicle (2), —subsequently establishing a path for the follower vehicle (2) by fitting a curve (C1) to said positions (PL, PF) and said headings (HL, HF), —and controlling the follower vehicle (2) so as to move along the established path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Truck Corporation
    Inventors: Wilhelm Wiberg, Stefan Bergquist, Edvin Valtersson, Mats Sköld
  • Patent number: 11512967
    Abstract: Technologies disclosed herein facilitate identification of a trip route from an origin of a user to a desired destination of the user, wherein the trip route includes multiple transportation modalities, at least one of which is an autonomous vehicle (AV), and dispatching of the AV to a pickup location for the user in connection with providing transportation to the user along a portion of the identified trip route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Mohamed M. Elshenawy
  • Patent number: 11513531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for providing a map which is mounted on a vehicle to provide map data to a plurality of electric components equipped in the vehicle. The apparatus for providing a map comprises: a communication unit for performing communication with the electric components and receiving, from a server, an original map including a plurality of layers; and a processor for calculating the reliability of information relating to the electric components using the original map and electric component information, which is received from at least one of the electric components, and performing controls relating to the electric component information based on the reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sungmin Kim, Jihyun Kim, Jinsang Lee
  • Patent number: 11505175
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for operating a driveline of a hybrid vehicle during conditions when a temperature of a motor/generator is increasing. In one example, a method is provided that adjusts engine speed as a function of motor/generator temperature while maintaining engine power output when driver demand wheel power is constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Lechlitner, Lucas Kizer, Carol Louise Okubo, Bryan Whitney D Belt
  • Patent number: 11498676
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling the flight of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) are provided. The method includes: determining a starting flight position where a UAV is parked currently and a nose direction of the UAV (101); starting off from the starting flight position, and flying along a straight line in the nose direction (102); and when receiving a route adjustment instruction during the flight of the UAV, adjusting an air route of the UAV according to the route adjustment instruction (103). During the flight, an operator can correct an air route via a remote control apparatus without surveying and mapping when detecting that the UAV is flying off course; and the operator can make the UAV precisely fly along a desired straight line by means of simple operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Guangzhou Xaircraft Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Wu Bin
  • Patent number: 11498704
    Abstract: A device for determining an attitude of a satellite is disclosed, the satellite having an attitude control system comprising a gyroscopic actuator including a flywheel mounted so as to be rotatable around an axis of rotation and carried by a gimbal articulated to rotate around an axis of rotation. The device includes an attitude sensor configured to measure the attitude of the satellite, a position sensor configured to measure the angular position of the gimbal around its axis of rotation, a speed sensor configured to measure the rotational speed of the flywheel, and a processing circuit configured to determine the attitude of the satellite by using the measurement of the angular position of the gimbal, the measurement of the rotational speed of the flywheel, and the measurement of the attitude of the satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Laurens, Jeremy Lesprier
  • Patent number: 11491985
    Abstract: A process for sensor sharing for an autonomous lane change is provided. The process includes, within a dynamic controller of a host vehicle, monitoring sensors of the host vehicle, establishing communication between the host vehicle and a confederate vehicle on a same roadway as the host vehicle, monitoring sensors of the confederate vehicle, within the dynamic controller of the host vehicle, utilizing data from the sensors of the host vehicle and data from the sensors of the confederate vehicle to initiate a lane change maneuver for the host vehicle, and executing the lane change maneuver for the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Naserian, Curtis L. Hay, Sayyed Rouhollah Jafari Tafti, Allan K. Lewis