Patents Examined by Brent Swarthout
  • Patent number: 11475780
    Abstract: An airport stand arrangement includes a remote sensing system configured to detect an aircraft within a sensing area, wherein the sensing area includes a stand area, and a controller configured to: determining, based on sensor data received from said remote sensing system, one or more estimated exterior surface positions on the aircraft, wherein each estimated exterior surface position is an estimated position of an associated real exterior surface position on the aircraft, wherein said real exterior surface position defines a limit of an extension of said aircraft in the sensing area, compare said one or more estimated exterior surface positions with one or more coordinates of the stand area to determine if at least one from said one or more estimated exterior surface positions is outside of said stand area, and in response to at least one from said one or more estimated exterior surface positions being determined to be outside of said stand area: output an aircraft parking alert signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ADB SAFEGATE SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Peter Håkansson
  • Patent number: 11468686
    Abstract: A method for avoiding obstacles surrounding a mobile vehicle is disclosed. The method discloses that it is more accurate to merge images after a depth information is obtained to construct an environment information. The mobile vehicle set an omnidirectional depth sensing module using a lot of depth sensors for capturing a depth information of an environment surrounding the mobile vehicle and identifying the obstacles on the road upon the depth information. Also, scanning the smooth degree of the road for identifying static obstacles and moved obstacles, Thereby, a control circuit controls the mobile vehicle to lower speed or circumvent the danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Tsung-Han Lee, Hung-Yuan Wei, Jinn-Feng Jiang, Shih-Chun Hsu, Tsu-Kun Chang
  • Patent number: 11457700
    Abstract: There is provided a decorative apparatus, a drive control method, and a communication system that can provide a new way of enjoyment using a thin display. The decorative apparatus includes a thin-plate display arranged between a stone and a stone seat, and a drive control unit that controls display on the display. The present technology can be applied to accessories (jewelry) such as rings, pendants, necklaces, earrings, and the like, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Sugiue, Makoto Akagi, Kenji Itoh, Yoichi Ito, Machiko Takematsu, Masakazu Mitsugi, Masaki Miyamoto, Masaaki Yamamoto, Seigo Yoneda
  • Patent number: 11447129
    Abstract: A system and related method for predicting movement of a plurality of pedestrians may include one or more processors and a memory. The memory includes an initial trajectory module, an exit point prediction module, a path planning module, and an adjustment module. The modules include instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to obtain trajectories of the plurality of pedestrians, predict future exit points for the plurality of pedestrians from a scene based on the trajectories of the plurality of pedestrians, determine trajectory paths of the plurality of pedestrians based on the future exit points and at least one scene element of a map, and adjust the trajectory paths based on at least one predicted interaction between at least two of the plurality of pedestrians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Karttikeya Mangalam, Kuan-Hui Lee, Adrien David Gaidon
  • Patent number: 11419196
    Abstract: A warning light control system based on dangerous behavior detection includes a plurality of red light-emitting diodes, a plurality of blue light-emitting diodes, a control element, a circuit board, and a lampshade. The plurality of red light-emitting diodes and the plurality of blue light-emitting diodes are disposed at one end of the circuit board. The control element is disposed at another end of the circuit board. The lampshade is disposed above the plurality of red light-emitting diodes, the plurality of blue light-emitting diodes, the control element, and the circuit board. The lampshade comprises a lens for concentrating and emitting light uniformly. The lampshade is fixed on a top of a police car. Wherein, the number of the plurality of red light-emitting diodes is equal to the number of the plurality of blue light-emitting diodes. The system acts a deterrent effect on the dangerous behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: YUYAO FEITE PLASTIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shanqin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11412189
    Abstract: In implementations described herein, A/V recording and communication doorbell devices (“A/V doorbells”) and signaling devices may be powered from a common AC waveform. In some implementations, an A/V doorbell and its corresponding signaling device may be arranged in a circuit loop where a portion of an AC waveform is used to power the A/V doorbell and the other portions of the AC waveform is used to power the signaling device. For example, a positive phase of the AC waveform may be used to power one of the A/V doorbell or signaling device and a negative phase of the AC waveform may be used to power the other of the A/V doorbell or signaling device. In some cases, an energy harvester device may be used to slow charge a battery or supercapacitor from the circuit loop to power the A/V doorbell and/or signaling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Steven Skeoch
  • Patent number: 11410009
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating an Electronic Smart Tag (“EST”). The methods involve: operating the EST in a first operational state in which first item related information is output from an electronic output device of the EST that is powered by an energy storage device storing energy harvested from an external energy source; detecting when a charge level of the energy storage device reaches or falls below a first threshold level; and transitioning an operational state of the EST from the first operational state to a second operation state in which a message is output from EST requesting that a mobile device be placed in proximity to the EST for purposes of obtaining at least a first portion of the first item related information, in response to the detection that the charge level of the energy storage device has reached or fallen below the first threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Mohiuddin, Melwyn F. Sequeira, Hubert A. Patterson
  • Patent number: 11383702
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided to improve driving and pedestrian safety. The vehicle includes a position receiver that receives a position of the vehicle and a communicator that receives map information including Green Zone position information. A controller operates the vehicle to travel in a Green Zone mode from a section start point of a Green Zone to a section end point of the Green Zone when it is predicted that the vehicle enters the Green Zone from the position of the vehicle received from the position receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jungmin Cha, Jincheol Shin, Jaeseok You
  • Patent number: 11375338
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting an accident of a vehicle, the method including: receiving a movement dataset collected at least at one of a location sensor and a motion sensor arranged within the vehicle, during a time period of movement of the vehicle, extracting a set of movement features associated with at least one of a position, a velocity, and an acceleration characterizing the movement of the vehicle during the time period, detecting a vehicular accident event from processing the set of movement features with an accident detection model, and in response to detecting the vehicular accident event, automatically initiating an accident response action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Zendrive, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayanta Pal, Bipul Islam, Romit Roy Choudhury, Pankaj Risbood, Jonathan Matus, Vishal Verma
  • Patent number: 11366522
    Abstract: The disclosed wearable apparatus may include (1) a device dimensioned to fit about a body part of a user, (2) a tensioning mechanism that harnesses to the device in a manner that is relative to the fit of the device about the body part of the user, and (3) an actuator couples to the tensioning mechanism that, when actuated, causes substantially tangential movement of the tensioning mechanism relative to a surface of the body part to produce substantially orthogonal movement of the device relative to the surface of the body part. Various other methods, systems, and/or computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Matthew Pezent, Priyanshu Agarwal, Hrvoje Benko, Nicholas Colonnese, Ali Israr, Shea Jonathan Robinson
  • Patent number: 11364844
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verifying whether vehicle operators are paying attention are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: generate output signals conveying information related to a first vehicle operator; make a first type of determination of at least one of an object on which attention of the first vehicle operator is focused and/or a direction in which attention of the first vehicle operator is focused; make a second type of determination regarding fatigue of the first vehicle operator; make a third type of determination of at least one of a distraction level of the first vehicle operator and/or a fatigue level of the first vehicle operator; and effectuate a notification regarding the third type of determination to at least one of the first vehicle operator and/or a remote computing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Mauricia, Daniel Andrew Deninger, Reza Ghanbari, Mark Freitas, Jeffrey Griswold, David Forney, Nicholas Shayne Brookins, Jason Palmer
  • Patent number: 11367329
    Abstract: The present application relates to the field of logistics. Disclosed are a monitoring method for a shared recyclable logistics container and a system thereof, capable of timely and accurately finding a recyclable logistics container which may be stolen. In the invention, a recyclable logistics container may be time-shared by a plurality of users; a server stores valid area sets corresponding to each user, each valid area set comprising one or more geographic areas; the server continuously obtains a container identifier and positioning information of the recyclable logistics container; a valid area set corresponding to the current user of the recyclable logistics container is queried according to the container identifier; and if it is determined, according to the positioning information, that the recyclable logistics container camps outside the geographic areas in the found valid area set and the camping duration exceeds a predetermined threshold, an alarm is given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HONGYAN RETURNABLE TRANSIT PACKAGINGS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Qingxin Liao
  • Patent number: 11361632
    Abstract: A tactile force information presenting system includes: a tactile force presenting device that generates the stimulus; a drive device that drives the tactile force presenting device; and a tactile force non-presenting device that does not generate said stimulus to an operator, and the tactile force presenting device presents the tactile force to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Natsuo Koda, Yosuke Iizuka
  • Patent number: 11352091
    Abstract: Presented here is a system and method for creating easy-to-understand notifications of the vehicle state. The notification can be visual or can be auditory and can indicate to the user the vehicle state even when the user's attention is directed elsewhere. The indication can serve to attract the user's attention before more involved information is presented to the user, such as text, or the indication can serve to communicate to the user the vehicle state in an easy-to-understand way such as using color-coded displays or audio indications. The intensity of the indication can be adjusted based on the likelihood that indication will be perceived by the user by, for example, measuring ambient light and/or ambient noise. Reducing the intensity of the indication conserves energy of an energy source associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Neutron Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry W. Bradlow, Hung Yui Lo, Houchang Lu, Yang Song, Meng Xie, Peter Chang, Xiaoxiao Hou, Punit Nitin Shah, Siwei Wang
  • Patent number: 11355018
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for flight path information reporting are disclosed. One method of UE such as aerial vehicles for flight path information reporting includes determining whether current flight path information is changed comparing with planned flight path information; and transmitting a report including the current flight path information to a network equipment such as eNB. The method contributes to improve mobility performance of the aerial vehicles by timely communicating the current flight path information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Jing Han, Haiming Wang, Lianhai Wu, Zhuoyun Zhang, Xiaodong Yu
  • Patent number: 11341851
    Abstract: A method for displaying a smooth movement of a vehicle on a map may include obtaining a route, a last real-time location of the vehicle, and a last uploading time point. The method may also include obtaining driving data of one or more neighboring vehicles and determining a predicted location of the vehicle at a prediction generating time point. The method may further include displaying a smooth movement of the vehicle from the last real-time location to the predicted location on a map. A method for displaying a driving path of a vehicle on a map may include obtaining a request for displaying a driving path of a vehicle, location information of the vehicle, and scene related information associated with the driving path. The method may further include verifying the location information based on the scene related information and displaying the driving path of the vehicle on a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiao Chen, Yingchuan Xu, Kegang Wang, Pengxuan Li, Chao Liu, Chao Ye, Qian Mu, Yong Qiao, Zhenlin Yang
  • Patent number: 11335204
    Abstract: Flight path deconfliction among unmanned aerial vehicles is disclosed. Telemetry data received from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and air traffic data received from a server or other data sources are analyzed, using deconfliction circuitry, to determine whether a flight path conflict indicative of a potential collision exists. The deconfliction circuitry reroutes the flight path of the UAV to avoid the flight path conflict, and transmits, in dependence upon the rerouted flight path, navigation instructions to the UAV for avoiding the potential collision. The deconfliction circuitry includes hardware-implemented logic optimized for processing the navigation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SKYGRID, LLC
    Inventors: Syed Mohammad Ali, Lowell L. Duke, Zehra Akbar, Syed Mohammad Amir Husain
  • Patent number: 11335197
    Abstract: A method for teleoperated driving of a transportation vehicle wherein sensor data concerning an environment of the transportation vehicle are received and a computation system determines a probability for an incident affecting a control of the transportation vehicle based on the sensor data. The computation system receives quality information concerning a predicted quality of the communication network and defines at least one parameter for a teleoperation of the transportation vehicle based on the probability for the incident and on the quality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Guillaume Jornod, Andreas Pfadler
  • Patent number: 11335198
    Abstract: A notification system includes a notification unit configured to notify a second person of position information relating to a parking position of a vehicle and auxiliary information to help the second person to find the vehicle after the vehicle is moved and parked by a first person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Yanagida, Chikage Kubo, Ai Fujimura, Shunsuke Noda, Satoshi Usui
  • Patent number: 11332073
    Abstract: A proximity alert system for a vehicle having a mobility access device that is moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position may include a control system, a sensor system, and an annunciator system. The control system operates the sensor system to detect a presence of an object within a defined sensing region exterior to the vehicle when the mobility access device is in the stowed position. The control system operates the annunciator system when the sensor system detects the presence of the object within the defined sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Vantage Mobility International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Charles Miller, Jeffrey Powell Butler, Kelly Eugene Stephenson