Patents Examined by Geepy Pe
  • Patent number: 11409302
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a methods and systems for autonomous parking of vehicles (103). The vehicle receives an input signal for parking the vehicle in parking premises (100) comprising a plurality of parking space (102) having an elevated parking boundary indicator (101). The vehicle (103) obtains a map of the parking premises (100). Further, the vehicle (103) receives a plurality of LIDAR data points (205) of the parking premises (100) and identifies a plurality of linear patterns from the plurality of LIDAR data points (205). Thereafter, the vehicle (103) detects at least two linear patterns (401) from the plurality of linear patterns, having a predefined length and parallelly spaced apart, indicating the elevated parking boundary indicator (101) of an available parking space, where the vehicle (103) can be autonomously parked in the available parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Manas Sarkar, Balaji Sunil Kumar
  • Patent number: 11408737
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for determining a vehicle orientation. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method for determining a vehicle orientation may include receiving a first set of satellite signals associated with a connected device positioned relatively stationary with respect to a vehicle. The method may also include determining that the first set of satellite signals is insufficient to determine the vehicle orientation. The method may further include determining the vehicle orientation based on a first relative orientation of the connected device relative to the vehicle and a second relative orientation of the connected device relative to a reference object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hailiang Xu, Weihuan Shu
  • Patent number: 11403952
    Abstract: A method and system provides an equipped autonomous vehicle to a destination. In one embodiment, a method for providing an equipped autonomous vehicle to a destination includes receiving a request from a user for an equipped autonomous vehicle. The request includes at least one selected activity and a destination. The method includes determining, from the request, a set of equipment for the at least one selected activity and providing the equipped autonomous vehicle with the set of equipment for the at least one selected activity. The method also includes instructing the equipped autonomous vehicle to travel to the destination requested by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takero Arima
  • Patent number: 11390230
    Abstract: One general aspect includes a system to establish a deployment force for an airbag of a vehicle, the system includes: a memory configured to include one or more executable instructions and a processor configured to execute the executable instructions, where the executable instructions enable the processor to carry out the following steps: monitoring a head position of a vehicle occupant; based on the monitored head position, calculating a distance of a body part of a vehicle operator relative to a portion of an interior cabin of the vehicle; and based on the distance of the body part, establishing the deployment force for the airbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ningsheng Qiao, Matthew R. Kirsch, Richard A. Weaver, Vipul A. Modi, Fred W. Huntzicker, Christian Iernea, Daniel A. Ruen
  • Patent number: 11377149
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a turning device that turns a wheel of a vehicle; a steering sensor that detects a driver's steering operation; and a control device configured to execute automated turning control that controls the turning device to automatically turn the wheel, independently of the driver's steering operation. A modification desire degree represents a degree to which the driver's steering operation modifies vehicle travel caused by the automated turning control. During execution of the automated turning control, the control device calculates the modification desire degree based on a result of detection by the steering sensor. When the modification desire degree exceeds a threshold, the control device executes system suppression processing without terminating the automated turning control. In the system suppression processing, the control device weakens the automated turning control as compared to a case where the modification desire degree is equal to or lower than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Sato, Yoji Kunihiro, Yoshinori Watanabe, Shunsuke Tanimori, Hisaya Akatsuka
  • Patent number: 11370538
    Abstract: A network of automated launch and recovery platforms (LRPs) for at least one aircraft-type aerial vehicle (UAV) which automatically perform cyclic tasks of preparation, launch, and recovery without manual operation. Each LRP includes a stationary foundation in an X-Z plane, a rotatable foundation that can rotate around a Y axis of the stationary foundation, and a rotatable leverage that rotates around the Z axis at a shaft driven by a motor. A first leverage of the UAV is hooked to the rotatable leverage of the LRP such that rotation of the shaft by the motor drives the rotatable leverage and the UAV for take-off and reduces UAV to stop during recovery. The network includes a traffic control subsystem and a launch and recovery subsystem which provides initial UAV speed necessary for launch, and ensures dissipation of kinetic energy of a captured UAV during recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Skyeton USA Inc.
    Inventors: Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Stepura, Mykola Mykolaiovytch Toptun
  • Patent number: 11370434
    Abstract: An inter-vehicle communication and driving assistance device performs wireless communication with other vehicles, and includes an inter-vehicle communication unit including a reception level detection unit, a position information reception unit, and an arithmetic processing unit. The arithmetic processing unit calculates inter-vehicle distances to other vehicles using latitude and longitude information of the other vehicles and the own vehicle, receives a position error radius, and acquires a reception level from the other vehicles. When a difference between the inter-vehicle distances is smaller than position error radius, a vehicle with a larger reception level is determined as a vehicle closer to the own vehicle. When the difference between the inter-vehicle distances is larger than the position error radius, a vehicle with a smaller inter-vehicle distance is determined as a vehicle closer to the own vehicle, and a distance to a leading vehicle is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Sugiyama, Tomonori Tanaka, Keisuke Mutou
  • Patent number: 11371219
    Abstract: A system may determine that an upcoming pass is a final pass associated with loading a machine. The system may compute, based on determining that the upcoming pass is the final pass, a trigger time associated with causing a trigger signal to be transmitted. The trigger time may be computed based on a final pass completion time that identifies a time at which the final pass is expected to be completed. The trigger time may be prior to the final pass completion time. The system may cause the trigger signal to be transmitted at the trigger time. The system may cause, based on a receipt of the trigger signal, a transition of the machine from an idle state to a ready state to be initiated. The transition from the idle state to the ready state may be caused to be initiated prior to a time at which the final pass, associated with loading the machine, is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Shull
  • Patent number: 11364911
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes a detection section, a control section. The detection section is configured to detect vehicle information including a vehicle speed of a vehicle driven by an electric motor and drive torque of the electric motor. The control section is configured to moderate a rate of increase in the drive torque at the time of acceleration with respect to a rate of increase set in advance on the basis of a detection result of the detection section on condition that the vehicle speed of the vehicle is less than or equal to a predetermined speed and the drive torque is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sumio Tanaka, Yusuke Sasaki, Ryo Shimizu, Tatsuya Tawaki
  • Patent number: 11364894
    Abstract: A vehicle includes at least one speaker, a camera configured to obtain a passenger's image, and a controller. The controller is configured to identify the passenger, to search for the identified passenger and emotion tag information related to a sound source output through the at least one speaker, and to control the at least one speaker or obtain passenger's emotional information according to the search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seok-young Youn, Jimin Han, Jia Lee, Kye Yoon Kim, Seunghyun Woo
  • Patent number: 11364867
    Abstract: Upon detecting that an occupant has donned electronic smart glasses, an occupant protection system in a vehicle takes into account that the occupant is wearing electronic smart glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Marcus Kuehne, Daniel Profendiner
  • Patent number: 11360215
    Abstract: A lidar system is described herein. The lidar system includes a transmitter that is configured to emit a frequency-modulated lidar signal. The lidar system further includes processing circuitry that is configured to compute a distance between the lidar system and an object based upon the frequency-modulated lidar signal, the processing circuitry configured to compute the distance with a first resolution when the distance is at or beneath a predefined threshold, the processing circuitry configured to compute the distance with a second resolution when the distance is above the predefined threshold, wherein the first resolution is different from the second resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Scott Singer, Lutfollah Maleki, Alexander Charles Standridge, Ayan Chakrabarty
  • Patent number: 11353866
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of determining feasibility of lowering a driving automation level of an automated driving vehicle, based on a driving load considering a relationship with surrounding vehicles. An automatic-driving-level lowering feasibility determination apparatus according to the present invention includes: a surrounding vehicle information obtainment unit obtaining surrounding vehicle information; a driving load calculator calculating, based on the surrounding vehicle information, a driving load value indicating a magnitude of a driving load on the subject vehicle; a driving-automation-level lowering feasibility determination unit determining feasibility of lowering a driving automation level of the subject vehicle, based on the driving load value; and an output controller outputting, to an automated driving control device, a result of the feasibility determined by the driving-automation-level lowering feasibility determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiko Obata, Mitsuo Shimotani, Tadashi Miyahara, Yoshitaka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11338788
    Abstract: Fuel injection of a hybrid electric vehicle including an engine and a transmission may be controlled by a method including, determining to release coasting of the hybrid electric vehicle based on a brake pedal operation, determining whether a fuel injection suspending condition is satisfied based on vehicle running state data, suspending fuel injection when the vehicle running state data satisfies the fuel injection suspending condition, performing an engagement control of the transmission while the fuel injection is suspended, determining whether a fuel injection suspension release condition is satisfied, determining whether the engine and the transmission are directly coupled when the fuel injection suspension release condition is satisfied, and initiating fuel injection of the engine when the engine and the transmission are directly coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jungsup Byun, Seungwoo Lee, Chan Hee Won
  • Patent number: 11332118
    Abstract: Provided is an electric motor vehicle including a secondary battery, an electric motor, and a control device that controls an input to and an output from the secondary battery. Using an SOC of the secondary battery, the control device calculates a first OCV that is an OCV based on an assumption of absence of a change in voltage due to polarization. Using a voltage and a current of the secondary battery, the control device calculates a second OCV that is an OCV including a change in voltage due to polarization. When a voltage difference between the first OCV and the second OCV resulting from discharging of the secondary battery is large, the control device augments a limit value of electricity input into the secondary battery to be higher than a limit value when the voltage difference is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Tashiro
  • Patent number: 11297177
    Abstract: A method for detecting airbag deployment includes operating a plurality of sensors of the mobile device disposed in a vehicle during a drive to obtain a plurality of measurement signals, determining a change in at least one measurement signal of the plurality of measurement signals and that the change exceeds a first threshold. In response to determining that the change exceeds the first threshold, obtaining a pressure measurement signal from a pressure sensor of the plurality of sensors, determining a derivative of the pressure measurement signal, and determining that the derivative of the pressure measurement signal exceeds a second threshold. In response to determining that the derivative of the pressure measurement signal exceeds the second threshold, detecting a deployment of a vehicle airbag based on the change in the at least one measurement signal exceeding the first threshold and the derivative of the pressure measurement signal exceeding the second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CAMBRIDGE MOBILE TELEMATICS INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Eddie Vaisman, Yuting Qi, Sushrut Karnik
  • Patent number: 11293758
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are directed to increasing the accuracy of vehicle positioning. Example methods may include transmitting, by an on-board unit, a message including a motion information associated with the vehicle; determining, by a processor, a signal comprising modulating radiation, the signal identifying the vehicle; receiving, by the on-board unit, an additional message, the additional message including location information and a timestamp; and determining a location of the vehicle based on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brennan Hamilton, John Cardillo, Krishna Bandi
  • Patent number: 11292469
    Abstract: A reversing assistance device suited for a mining dump truck measures a first distance to a first object, which exists at a first height comprising a trajectory of a rear wheel of the dump truck during reversing, and a second distance to a second object, which exists at a second height comprising a trajectory of a vessel during the reversing, for computing the position of the first object. If the distance between the position of the first object and a designated loading position designated by an operator of a loading machine is equal to or smaller than a threshold, the first object is determined to be an approachable object, a smaller one of the first distance and the second distance is determined as a target stop distance, and based on the target stop distance, a target stop position is computed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Tanaka, Hidefumi Ishimoto, Hideto Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 11292606
    Abstract: A system for an airborne platform includes a sensing device, an automatic throttling system, and a processing circuit. The sensing device is configured to measure a current airspeed of an aircraft. The processing circuit is configured to receive a control input comprising a current airspeed value, an airspeed reference value, a maximum adder threshold, and a minimum adder threshold. The processing circuit is further configured to calculate an airspeed error value based on the control input. The processing circuit is further configured to determine a programmed error value based on the calculated airspeed error value. The processing circuit is further configured to calculate an adder value by applying an integration function to the determined programmed error value and to determine a dynamic airspeed reference value based on the calculated adder value. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the dynamic airspeed reference value to the automatic throttling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Perich, Samuel E. Ferdon, Cornelis Van Der Linden, Thomas M. Scanlon
  • Patent number: 11295560
    Abstract: A system includes a test environment and a processor. The processor is programmed to perform, on the test environment, a diagnostic request specifying a plurality of elements of information, responsive to receipt of a successful result of the diagnostic request from the test environment within a predefined timeout period, approve the diagnostic request for execution by fleet vehicles, and otherwise, retest the diagnostic request as a plurality of requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Rocci, Mark Anthony Rockwell, Christian Krozal, David Randolph Roberts