Patents Examined by Gertrude Arthur-Jeanglaude
  • Patent number: 10813262
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present subject matter is directed to a method for maintaining a desired amount of residue coverage in a field during a tillage operation. The method includes generating, with a computing device, an available residue map that includes an amount of available residue at each location of the field using a yield map and/or crop biomass. The method also includes generating, with the computing device, a desired residue coverage map that includes a desired amount of residue coverage for each location within the field. Further, the method includes determining, with the computing device, an amount of residue that needs to be incorporated into the surface of the field based on the available residue map and the desired residue coverage map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Scott Shearer, Andrew Klopfenstein, Brittany Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10814980
    Abstract: Provided is a seeder assembly for an aerial vehicle as shown and described. The distribution assembly includes a frame selectively attachable to an aerial vehicle and at least one distribution device attached to the frame. The distribution device having a body defining a cavity to receive a plurality of products and a barrel to discharge the plurality of products. A control device configured to communicate with the aerial vehicle and the distribution device to coordinate the timing that products are discharged and a spacing of a subsequent discharged product relative to the speed of the aerial vehicle. A system, method, and cartridge device associated with the distribution assembly are also contemplated by this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: PRECISION DRONE SERVICES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Zvara
  • Patent number: 10809074
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method of generating and communicating map data agnostic routes between systems. Methods may include: receiving an indication of a route request between an origin and a destination; identifying a starting road segment corresponding to the origin; identifying a target road segment corresponding to the destination; establishing a route between the starting road segment and the target road segment, the route including a plurality of road segments; dividing the route up between the starting road segment and the target road segment into a plurality of route fragments, each route fragment including one or more road segments; generating a fingerprint for each route fragment; and providing the fingerprints in response to the route request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Raul Cajias, Daniel Rolf
  • Patent number: 10802485
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product are provided to facilitate the navigation of a vehicle, such as an autonomous vehicle, utilizing map data in which the quality associated with the map data is provided in a more computationally efficient manner. In the context of a method a plurality of different types of sensor data are received including map data, camera data and detector data. The method determines a quality index associated with the map data and weights the reliance upon the map data relative to other types of sensor data based upon the quality index associated with the map data. The method further includes determining navigation information for the vehicle based at least partly upon the weighting of the map data relative to other types of sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Belle Walker, Uyen Nguyen, Daniel Weinstein, Pamela Korda, Xin Chen, David Doria, Phillip Bernard, Ralf Herrtwich
  • Patent number: 10803067
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a parameterless search request, which was provided to a mobile computing device, for information that is relevant to a user of the mobile computing device. The method also includes, in response to the received parameterless search request, identifying with a digital computer system one or more results that are determined to be relevant to the user of the mobile computing device based upon a current context of the mobile computing device. The method further includes providing the results for display to a user of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Sumit Agarwal, Vivek Paul Gundotra, Alexander Nicolaou
  • Patent number: 10800396
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a hybrid powertrain that includes an engine and a motor/generator are described. The systems and methods provide a way of prepositioning an engine to improve a range of driveline disconnect clutch transfer function adaptation. In one example, an engine is positioned at a location where its torque to turn exceeds a threshold torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Ford, Alexander O'Connor Gibson, Corey Blue
  • Patent number: 10794716
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for selecting points of interest (POIs) to include in navigation maneuvers presented by a navigation application of an electronic device. Navigation directions, including several maneuvers, are generated by a server device. Candidate POIs near locations corresponding to each of the maneuvers are identified and the server device receives requests from third parties that own each of the candidate POIs. The server device selects one of the candidate POIs for each maneuver based on the requests from the third parties and additionally based on the visibility of each of the candidate POIs from the location of the maneuver or the distance between the location of each of the candidate POIs and the location of the maneuver. The server device provides the navigation directions, including an indication of the selected POI for a corresponding maneuver, to the client device of the user who requested the navigation directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Merav Greenberg, Yigal Petreanu, Nir Doron, Karin Elazari
  • Patent number: 10794717
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method of generating and communicating map data agnostic routes between systems, and particularly, to identifying routes between an origin and one or more points-of-interest. Methods may include: receiving an indication of a route request between an origin and one or more points-of-interest; identifying a starting road segment corresponding to the origin; identifying a point-of-interest road segment corresponding to each of the one or more points-of-interest; generating at least one route between the starting road segment and a corresponding one of the one or more point-of-interest road segments; generating a fingerprint for the at least one route; and providing the fingerprints in response to the route request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Rolf, Raul Cajias
  • Patent number: 10787344
    Abstract: A tire trolley assembly comprises a frame having a pair of supports including a first and a second support extending between a first and a second end. A connector is disposed at the first and the second end, attached to the support, extending between a primary end adjacent to the frame and a secondary end spaced from the frame. A plurality of wheels includes a first and a second wheel attached to the connector. A plurality of mounting members, including a first mounting member rotatably attached to the first wheel and coupled to the connector and a second mounting member rotatably attached to the second wheel and coupled to the connector. A traveling control system controls and steers the wheels of the tire trolley assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Fuchun Yuan
  • Patent number: 10787189
    Abstract: Various implementations relate to an operator monitoring system (OMS). Certain implementations include an OMS coupled to a rotatable portion of a steering wheel assembly of a vehicle. For example, the OMS may include an imaging unit, such as a camera, that is coupled to a central hub portion of the steering wheel assembly. The imaging unit has a field of view directed toward one or more occupants in the vehicle and is configured to capture an image signal corresponding to an imaging area in the field of view. The imaging area can be configured to encapsulate an expected position of one or more vehicle occupants. The OMS also includes one or more processing units in electrical communication with the imaging unit that receives and processes the image signal from the imaging unit to determine an occupant state and, in some implementations, provide feedback based on the determined occupant state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS ACQUISITION LLC
    Inventors: Jason Carl Lisseman, Len Cech, Valerie Gardner
  • Patent number: 10780891
    Abstract: A method for controlling vehicle systems includes receiving monitoring information from one or more monitoring systems and determining a plurality of driver states based on the monitoring information from the one or more monitoring systems. The method includes determining a combined driver state based on the plurality of driver states and modifying control of one or more vehicle systems based on the combined driver state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kin C. Fung, Timothy J. Dick
  • Patent number: 10780826
    Abstract: A method for determining misalignment of a vehicular camera and calibrating the misaligned camera includes providing a plurality of cameras at a vehicle and providing a control having an electronic control unit that includes a processor for processing image data captured by the plurality of cameras. Frames of image data captured by the plurality of cameras are processed to determine objects present in the field of view of at least one of the cameras. Responsive to processing vehicle data during driving of the vehicle, a vehicle motion vector is determined. Movement of an object relative to the vehicle is determined via processing of at least two frames of captured image data during driving of the vehicle. Responsive to determination of a difference between the relative movement of the object and the vehicle motion vector, misalignment of a misaligned camera is determined, and calibration of the misaligned camera is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: James Turk
  • Patent number: 10774506
    Abstract: A system for moving material with a ground engaging work implement determines a topography of the work surface, a maximum cutting capacity for a cutting operation, and a maximum carrying capacity for a carrying operation. A first double cut location is determined based upon the maximum carrying capacity and the topography of the work surface and a second double cut location is determined based upon the maximum carrying capacity and a modified topography of the work surface. Individually, the amount of material from each of the first and second double cut locations is less than the maximum cutting capacity, and combined is less than the maximum carrying capacity. A first forward double cut command moves the first double cut material to an intermediate position and a second forward double cut command moves the first double cut material and the second double cut amount of material to a dump location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Mo Wei
  • Patent number: 10775179
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of using telematics data associated with an originating vehicle at a destination vehicle is provided. The method may include receiving telematics data associated with the originating vehicle by (1) a mobile device or (2) a smart vehicle controller associated with a driver or vehicle. The mobile device or smart vehicle controller may analyze the telematics data received to determine that (i) a travel event exists, or (ii) that a travel event message or warning is embedded within the telematics broadcast received. If the travel event exits, the method may include automatically taking a preventive or corrective action, at or via the mobile device or smart vehicle controller, which alleviates a negative impact of the travel event on the driver or vehicle to facilitate safer or more efficient vehicle travel. Insurance discounts may be provided to insureds based upon their usage of the risk mitigation or prevention functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory Hayward
  • Patent number: 10768009
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a navigation system and computer-implemented methods for proactively re-routing vehicles based on an analysis of input component data obtained from the navigation-enabled devices. The navigation system scores the input component data to obtain a measure of frustration (e.g., a feeling of being upset or annoyed) of the user of the navigation-enabled device. The navigation system may provide a detour suggestion for display on the navigation-enabled device to persuade the user of the device to direct their vehicle to depart from its current location or route in an effort to remove the vehicle from traffic, and thereby reduce the frustration level of the user. The detour suggestion may include an alternative route to the original destination, or an alternative destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Matthew Bret MacLaurin, Neville Rhys Newey, Justin VanWinkle, Christopher Michael Hall, Trista Mcneill, David Ramadge
  • Patent number: 10759436
    Abstract: A method for controlling vehicle systems includes receiving monitoring information from one or more monitoring systems and determining a plurality of driver states based on the monitoring information from the one or more monitoring systems. The method includes determining a combined driver state based on the plurality of driver states and modifying control of one or more vehicle systems based on the combined driver state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kin C. Fung, Timothy J. Dick
  • Patent number: 10759437
    Abstract: A method for controlling vehicle systems includes receiving monitoring information from one or more monitoring systems and determining a plurality of driver states based on the monitoring information from the one or more monitoring systems. The method includes determining a combined driver state based on the plurality of driver states and modifying control of one or more vehicle systems based on the combined driver state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kin C. Fung, Timothy J. Dick
  • Patent number: 10759438
    Abstract: A method for controlling vehicle systems includes receiving monitoring information from one or more monitoring systems and determining a plurality of driver states based on the monitoring information from the one or more monitoring systems. The method includes determining a combined driver state based on the plurality of driver states and modifying control of one or more vehicle systems based on the combined driver state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kin C. Fung, Timothy J. Dick
  • Patent number: 10752252
    Abstract: A method for controlling vehicle systems includes receiving monitoring information from one or more monitoring systems and determining a plurality of driver states based on the monitoring information from the one or more monitoring systems. The method includes determining a combined driver state based on the plurality of driver states and modifying control of one or more vehicle systems based on the combined driver state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kin C. Fung, Timothy J. Dick
  • Patent number: 10745011
    Abstract: Detection of merge scenarios by an autonomous vehicle (AV) is disclosed. A system includes a memory and a processor. The memory includes instructions executable by the processor to, in response to detecting a merge scenario, identify an interacting object pair including a merging object and a crossing object, where the AV is the merging object; generate a yield hypothesis and a no-yield hypothesis; compute a yield reference path corresponding to the yield hypothesis and a no-yield reference path corresponding to the no-yield hypothesis; determine a yield likelihood of the yield hypothesis and a no-yield likelihood of the no-yield hypothesis; and operate the AV to merge or to wait until the merge scenario is no longer detected based on the yield likelihood and the no-yield likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Yue Zhao, Christopher Ostafew