Patents Examined by Geepy Pe
  • Patent number: 11067987
    Abstract: A driving assistance method for an autonomous vehicle requests an occupant in the host vehicle to approve passage through an intersection and, upon receiving approval from the occupant, controls the host vehicle to pass through the intersection. The method comprises detecting a situation at an intersection where the host vehicle is approaching; determining whether or not the host vehicle will need to make a temporary stop at the intersection, based on the detected situation at the intersection; and if it is determined that a temporary stop will be needed, delaying the timing to request the occupant to approve passage through the intersection as compared to the timing that would be used if it was determined that a temporary stop would not be needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Machiko Hiramatsu, Takashi Sunda, Hwaseon Jang
  • Patent number: 11007996
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a motor, a clutch and a control unit. The motor is configured to apply torque to a power transmission path between an engine and a drive wheel. The clutch is disposed between the engine and the drive wheel. The control unit stops fuel injection of the engine when the engine is greater than or equal to a prescribed engine rotational speed during deceleration, and restarts the fuel injection after disengaging the clutch, and then stops the power running of the motor after resuming the fuel injection of the engine. The control unit drives the motor to carry out power running such that a deceleration of the vehicle becomes less than or equal to a prescribed value when fuel injection of the engine is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akifumi Koishi, Tomoyuki Koike, Atsushi Tezuka
  • Patent number: 10977576
    Abstract: A control device generates a second command value by compensating a first command value output at every control cycle according to a predetermined pattern with a correction amount output at every control cycle according to correction data, updates the correction data based on a deviation between the first command value and a feedback value from the control object, and determines an initial value of the correction data. The control device acquires a response characteristic indicating a relationship between an assigned command value and a feedback value shown in the control object in response to the command value, estimates a feedback value to be shown in the control object based on a value obtained by compensating the first command value with temporary correction data and the response characteristic, and updates the temporary correction data based on a deviation between the first command value and the estimated feedback value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Namie, Takashi Fujii, Akiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10967968
    Abstract: A method for an aircraft may include determining a transition from an airplane mode to a helicopter mode for a propulsion system of the aircraft, wherein the propulsion system comprises a plurality of rotor blades; determining whether a descent rate condition is satisfied, wherein the descent rate condition is associated with a maximum allowable descent rate for the aircraft; and controlling a collective pitch angle for the plurality of rotor blades based on the descent rate condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Yibum Chung, Eric Ricardo Gonzalez, Russell C. Peters, Matthew Edward Louis
  • Patent number: 10945502
    Abstract: A self-propelling item of luggage, for example a suitcase, includes at least a storage area, a drive, a camera, and a data processing device which is designed to recognize an authorized user in a predefined distance range by means of at least one image captured with the camera and on the basis of at least one visual feature extracted from the image, and to actuate the drive so that the item of luggage follows the authorized user in a self-propelling manner at a distance, where the at least one visual feature is characteristic of at least one item of clothing of the authorized user. A method for operating such a self-propelling item of luggage is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventor: Andreas Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10933710
    Abstract: A modular electronic damping control system is described and includes a damping component located at a vehicle suspension location. The modular electronic damping control system also includes a control system configured to control the damping component, and determine the type of damping component present. Also, the control system is configured to automatically tune a vehicle's suspension based on the type of damping component present, and automatically monitor the damping component and determine when a change has been made to the damping component so that the control system can then automatically re-tune the vehicle's suspension based on the change to the damping component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Tong
  • Patent number: 10935789
    Abstract: An image display apparatus having a display part that is arranged on a mount body which is mounted on the head of a user includes a detection part and a control part. The detection part detects a tilt of the head of the user. The control part sets a virtual horizon based on the tilt which is detected by the detection part and sets a non-display region having a band shape that is parallel to the set virtual horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Katagiri, Shiro Fukano, Tetsuro Hosoda
  • Patent number: 10921824
    Abstract: To improve high gain tracking characteristics of an aircraft during inflight probe and drogue refueling and other tasks requiring rapid trim capturing, an attitude hold button on the inceptor controls capture of current aircraft attitude and uses this attitude to update reference attitude datum. The pilot has the option of adjusting the attitude reference using an additional control such as a standard trim hat button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: EMBRAER S.A.
    Inventor: Kevin Graeme Vincent
  • Patent number: 10916077
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more first data items associated with a planned trip of a user riding in an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) are displayed on a display device within the ADV. Each of the first data items is associated with a user selectable option to indicate whether the user wishes or allows the ADV to store each of the first data items in a persistent storage device. User inputs are received via a user interface such as touch screen of the display device, including a first selection indicating that the user wishes to store a first subset of the first data items. In response to the first selection, the first subset of the data items is stored in the persistent storage device of the ADV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Liangliang Zhang, Dong Li, Jiangtao Hu, Jiaming Tao, Yifei Jiang, Qi Luo
  • Patent number: 10890766
    Abstract: An image display apparatus having a display part that is arranged on a mount body which is mounted on the head of a user includes a detection part and a control part. The detection part detects a tilt of the head of the user. The control part sets a virtual horizon based on the tilt which is detected by the detection part and sets a non-display region having a band shape that is parallel to the set virtual horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Katagiri, Shiro Fukano, Tetsuro Hosoda
  • Patent number: 10878702
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus includes a rear vehicle detection section that detects an adjacent rearward vehicle that is a vehicle traveling behind the own vehicle in an adjacent lane adjacent to the own vehicle lane. The driving support apparatus includes a control unit that acquires rear vehicle information relating to a rear vehicle traveling behind the own vehicle, on the same vehicle lane as the own vehicle. The control unit acquires boundary line information that expresses the position of a boundary line that divides the own vehicle lane and the adjacent lane. The control unit causes the own vehicle to travel so as to approach the boundary line, based on the boundary line information, when a rear vehicle is detected based on the rear vehicle information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro Fukuda, Eiji Teramura
  • Patent number: 10875447
    Abstract: An optical axis control apparatus is provided with a relative-road-surface-angle calculating unit which calculates a relative horizontal plane angle being an inclination angle of a vehicle with respect to a horizontal plane by using an output value of an acceleration sensor provided on the vehicle and calculates a relative road surface angle being an inclination angle of the vehicle with respect to a road surface by integrating an amount of change of the relative horizontal plane angle while the vehicle is stationary, a relative-road-surface-angle correcting unit which obtains braking information indicating an operation state of a brake device provided on the vehicle and corrects the relative road surface angle for a change in the braking information, and an optical axis control unit which controls an optical axis of headlights provided on the vehicle using the relative road surface angle corrected by the relative-road-surface-angle correcting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Okada, Takashi Osawa, Wataru Tsujita
  • Patent number: 10871138
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mild hybrid starter & generator (MHSG) for a torque assist and an air conditioner of a mild hybrid electric vehicle according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes setting a minimum charge amount of a first battery of the mild hybrid electric vehicle based on an outdoor temperature of the vehicle, repeating charging and discharging of the first battery by operating the MHSG so that the charge amount of the first battery is maintained at the set minimum charge amount or more, and operating the MHSG to convert power from the first battery to a second battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hwa Yong Jang
  • Patent number: 10868489
    Abstract: A hybrid electric vehicle is capable of preventing over-temperature of an electric motor when the vehicle travels using only the output of the electric motor without driving an engine while passing through a specific zone using route information to a destination and a motor control method for the same. The motor cooling control method includes, when determined that a specific zone related to discharge of exhaust gas is present on a traveling route, determining a target motor temperature to be reached when entering the specific zone, determining a cooling distance necessary to reach the target motor temperature, determining the time at which to start cooling control using the determined cooling distance, and restricting a motor-driving range from the time at which to start the cooling control until entering the specific zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jea Mun Lee
  • Patent number: 10864794
    Abstract: A passenger compartment of a hybrid electric vehicle is heated without operating an engine when passing through a specific zone using information about a route to a destination and a heating control method. The heating control method includes, when determined that a specific zone related to discharge of exhaust gas is present on a traveling route, determining a target coolant temperature, which is a coolant temperature to be reached when entering the specific zone, determining a coolant temperature increase distance necessary to reach the target coolant temperature, determining the time at which to start temperature increase control using the determined coolant temperature increase distance, and operating an engine from the time at which to start the temperature increase control until entering the specific zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jea Mun Lee
  • Patent number: 10852732
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to a deep learning-based self-driving vehicle, a deep learning-based self-driving control device, and a deep learning-based self-driving control method, and more particularly, to a deep learning-based self-driving vehicle, a deep learning-based self-driving control device, and a deep learning-based self-driving control method which are capable of reliably performing self-driving control to a necessary degree in a necessary situation by accurately distinguishing between and recognizing a control target object referenced while the self-driving vehicle is traveling and a structure not referenced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hae Sueng Lim, Seong Hee Jeong, Jae Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 10830593
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, computer program products, and computer-implemented methods for cognitive fingerprinting of an indoor location are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment of the inventive concepts includes: determining calibration information for using a sensing device within an indoor environment; generating instructions corresponding to one or more suggested location sensor placements throughout the indoor environment based at least in part on the calibration information; and issuing the instructions corresponding to the one or more suggested location sensor placements via the sensing device while a user operating the sensing device navigates the indoor environment. Additional features and embodiments of the inventive concepts are also described in this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Divyesh Jadav, Thomas D. Griffin, German H Flores
  • Patent number: 10829121
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies relating to controlling an autonomous vehicle based upon a computed lane boundary. The computed lane boundary defines a travel path for the autonomous vehicle when the autonomous vehicle turns across a lane of traffic at an intersection of two or more roadways. The autonomous vehicle navigates turn based upon the computed lane boundary, which allows the autonomous vehicle to enter the intersection without crossing into a lane of oncoming traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Allan, Daniel Chen
  • Patent number: 10823578
    Abstract: An online system customizes content items using navigation information of users and geographical catchment areas. In an embodiments, the online system receives first sensor data indicating that a client device of a user is at a first geographical area and second sensor data indicating that the client device is at a second geographical area. The online system identifies an electronic display located at point of interest within the second geographical area and transmits navigation information to the electronic display for presentation, where the navigation information is generated based on the sensor data. The online system receives a request, from the electronic display, to provide a content item to a client device and transmits the content item to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Joseph England
  • Patent number: 9654771
    Abstract: An image coding method includes: writing, into a sequence parameter set, buffer description defining information for defining a plurality of buffer descriptions; writing, into the sequence parameter set, reference list description defining information for defining a plurality of reference list descriptions corresponding to the buffer descriptions; and writing, into a first header of each processing unit which is included in a coded bitstream, buffer description selecting information for specifying a selected buffer description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Viktor Wahadaniah, Chong Soon Lim, Sue Mon Thet Naing, Hai Wei Sun, Takahiro Nishi, Hisao Sasai, Youji Shibahara, Toshiyasu Sugio, Kyoko Tanikawa, Toru Matsunobu, Kengo Terada