Patents Examined by Kira Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10930144
    Abstract: Systems and techniques describe a collaborative road user safety service that interacts with a coordinating set of collaborative safety devices belonging to road users in order to interchange reliable information about road safety. A distributed ledger/blockchain is utilized in connection with the service to coordinate data exchange between collaborative safety device users and provide data subscribers with reliable safety data that can be used to automate ancillary technical processes. Collaborative safety devices can alert members to road safety issues and be used to confirm information about road safety by collecting sensor and telemetry data. Data subscribers can receive aggregated, anonymized, de-anonymized, or specific road user data pertaining to road users and define the terms of incentives to road users that “self-revise” if a road user's vehicle is a target vehicle via smart contract interfaces. Cryptographic token can be transferred to incentivize data sharing, accuracy, and safe road behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Labyrinth Research LLC
    Inventors: Victoria J Miller, Kevin L Miller
  • Patent number: 10925211
    Abstract: A system for automatic control of an operating parameter of a crop transport or processing device of an agricultural harvesting machine includes a sensor configured to detect at least one property of a crop or a parameter affected by the operating property and a control device disposed in communication with the sensor to receive signals therefrom. The control device is operable by means of the signals from the sensor using an algorithm to determine successive control signals for control of an actuator. The control signals affect the operating parameter of the crop transport or processing device that interacts with the sensed crop. An operator interface is included for input of corrective inputs for the operating parameter. The control device is connected to the interface and is operable to override the control signals sent to the actuator by means of the received corrective inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Philipp Muench, Tobias Peschke
  • Patent number: 10926123
    Abstract: Exosuit systems and methods according to various embodiments are described herein. The exosuit system can be a suit that is worn by a wearer on the outside of his or her body. It may be worn under the wearer's normal clothing, over their clothing, between layers of clothing, or may be the wearer's primary clothing itself. The exosuit may be assistive, as it physically assists the wearer in performing particular activities, or can provide other functionality such as communication to the wearer through physical expressions to the body, engagement of the environment, or capturing of information from the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Melinda Cromie Lear, Katherine Goss Witherspoon, Megan Grant, Nicole Ida Kernbaum, Richard Mahoney, Mallory L. Tayson-Frederick, Louis Calvin Fielding, Violet Riggs, Erik Shahoian, Mary Elizabeth Hogue
  • Patent number: 10919149
    Abstract: A robot has a vertical 6-axis articulated arm having an offset arm having a fifth axis and length link, and mutually linking fourth and sixth axes. The fourth and sixth axes shaft centers are parallel. The articulated arm has a head portion designated as a control point. A position and an orientation targeted to the control point is processed by an inverse transform to calculate angles of the axes. A provisional target position of the sixth axis is obtained by subtracting the link length from a target position of the sixth axis. The link length to the provisional target position is given zero to perform the inverse transform process. Processed results are evaluated. Until a difference between a calculated sixth-axis angles and provisionally decided sixth-axis angles becomes equal to or less than a predetermined value, processes started from the angle provisional decision of the sixth axis are repeatedly performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawase, Yuto Kawachi, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 10919152
    Abstract: A system enables teleoperation of a robot based on a pose of a subject. The system includes an image capturing device and an operator system controller that are remotely located from a robotic system controller and a robot. The image capturing device captures images of the subject. The operator system controller maps a processed version of the captured image to a three-dimensional skeleton model of the subject and generates body pose information of the subject in the captured image. The robotic system controller communicates with the operator system controller over a network. The robotic system controller generates a plurality of kinematic parameters for the robot and causes the robot to take a pose corresponding to the pose of the subject in the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Nimble Robotics, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon Kalouche
  • Patent number: 10921131
    Abstract: A system for generating a map with spots. The system includes processors and storage devices storing instructions that, when executed, configure the processors to perform operations. The operations may include receiving a map request of a venue, the map request comprising first location data associated with the venue, and transmitting a map data file for the venue, the map data file comprising a presentation of a plurality of spots in the venue and the spots being associated with confidence levels. The operations may also include receiving an add-spot request, the add-spot including data of an additional spot to be added, second location data associated with the additional spot, and verification data. The operations may also include determining a confidence level for the additional spot, modifying the map data file to include a representation of the additional spot, and transmitting the modified map data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Ana Cruz, Joseph Boayue, Lee Adcock, Christopher Camenares, Nahid Farhady Ghalaty
  • Patent number: 10906173
    Abstract: The application relates to a smart cabinet. The smart cabinet includes a cabinet body, a moving module, a controlling module and an assisting module. The moving module is positioned in the cabinet body; the controlling module is connected to the moving module. The moving module includes a base, a guiding wheel group disposed on the base, a plurality of drivers pivotally connected with the guiding wheel group, and a manipulator disposed on the base. The controlling module includes an input control unit, a guiding rope, and a pulley group. The input control module is electrically connected with the drivers and the manipulator. The pulley group includes a plurality of pulleys defining a movement range for the moving module. The assisting module includes a rope retractor and a sensor electrically coupled to the rope retractor. Two ends of the guiding rope are coupled to the rope retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Zhihong Peng
  • Patent number: 10902734
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for managing flight restriction regions. The flight restriction regions of the present disclosure may comprise a plurality of distinct levels and may comprise releasable flight restriction regions. The releasable flight restriction regions may be released based on authentication of an operator of a UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Brendan Schulman, Bingzhen Yang, Xinan Xu, Shunnian Li, Weiping Huang, Jian Zhao, Pingfa Ai
  • Patent number: 10899005
    Abstract: Provided is a link-sequence mapping device capable of automatically mapping a model link-sequence to a link sequence of an arbitrarily defined robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Keisuu Giken Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naohiro Hayaishi, Kazuma Takahara
  • Patent number: 10894315
    Abstract: A robot controller comprising a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to controls a robot including an arm capable of moving at least one of a target object and a discharger capable of discharging a discharge object to the target object, wherein the processor is configured to use a first position based on a jig removably attached to the discharger to generate teaching information on a position of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshito Miyamoto, Tsuguya Kojima, Toshiyuki Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 10888997
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for implementing robot motions, and especially, a device for implementing robot motions using propulsive force, the device comprising: a thruster which is provided to a robot body and hauls the weight of a robot so that a posture for enabling the implementation of various motions may be easily induced, and which hauls the entire or some portion of the weight of the robot body by generating a propulsive force; and a posture control module which links the thruster and the robot body, thereby enabling the posture of the robot body to change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Seung Whan Jung
  • Patent number: 10870199
    Abstract: Provided is a robot system including a robot including at least one sensor that detects an applied external force and a controller that controls the robot. The controller changes an operation mode of the robot when performing lead-through teaching in accordance with a position and a pattern of the external force detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Makoto Someya
  • Patent number: 10872797
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus, includes: a substrate transfer mechanism configured to advance and retreat a holding body that holds a substrate by symmetrically arranging two link mechanisms each including a driving arm and a driven arm; a processing module; a rotation angle measuring part configured to measure a rotation angle the driving arms; a holding body detection part configured to detect that a specific portion of the holding body is located at a predetermined position; and a controller configured to execute a step of acquiring a measurement value of the rotation angle of the driving arm, a step of obtaining a moving average of the measurement value of the rotation angle, and a step of obtaining a correction amount of the rotation angle so that a substrate transfer position of the holding body of the substrate transfer mechanism for the processing module becomes a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Sakaue, Junpei Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10864631
    Abstract: Deep machine learning methods and apparatus, some of which are related to determining a grasp outcome prediction for a candidate grasp pose of an end effector of a robot. Some implementations are directed to training and utilization of both a geometry network and a grasp outcome prediction network. The trained geometry network can be utilized to generate, based on two-dimensional or two-and-a-half-dimensional image(s), geometry output(s) that are: geometry-aware, and that represent (e.g., high-dimensionally) three-dimensional features captured by the image(s). In some implementations, the geometry output(s) include at least an encoding that is generated based on a trained encoding neural network trained to generate encodings that represent three-dimensional features (e.g., shape). The trained grasp outcome prediction network can be utilized to generate, based on applying the geometry output(s) and additional data as input(s) to the network, a grasp outcome prediction for a candidate grasp pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: James Davidson, Xinchen Yan, Yunfei Bai, Honglak Lee, Abhinav Gupta, Seyed Mohammad Khansari Zadeh, Arkanath Pathak, Jasmine Hsu
  • Patent number: 10859595
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may enable more accurate location of a user equipment (UE) that may be subject to movement or velocity. The UE may obtain, during a period of time, location-related measurements of RF signals received at the UE, where the location-related measurements are indicative of a location of the UE during the period of time; The UE may also obtain, using sensors of the UE, velocity-related measurements indicative of a movement or velocity of the UE during the period of time. The UE may send the location-related measurements and the velocity-related measurements to a location server, which may compute a location of the UE based on the measurements. The location computation may allow for movement of the UE during the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mahesh Kommi, Stephen William Edge, Guttorm Opshaug, Sven Fischer, Rahul Kashyap
  • Patent number: 10850736
    Abstract: An example, described herein, involves monitoring an operating input of a vehicle; determining a turning maneuver is to be performed by the vehicle with a decreased turn radius based on the operating input; determining that a transmission of the vehicle is to be downshifted to a low gear to enable the vehicle to perform the turning maneuver; and downshifting the transmission to the low gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Randall T. Anderson, Luke R. Sheley, Michael A. Berry, Manuel Gomes, Guillaume Raffin
  • Patent number: 10850609
    Abstract: A fuel tank isolation valve (FTIV) is provided, configured for being disposed in fluid flow communication with a fuel tank and a carbon canister of a fuel system, the FTIV including an integrated controller and a solenoid coupled to a valve, the solenoid being movable between a normally closed position in which the valve is closed and prevents fluid communication through a first flowpath through the FTIV, and an open position in which the valve is open and allows for fluid communication through the first flowpath, the integrated controller being configured for generating actuation signals to the solenoid, responsive to parameter signals received from one or more sensors associated with the fuel tank. A sensing system for use with a fuel system is also provided, the sensing system including the FTIV and at least one such sensor. A fuel system is also provided, including a fuel tank and a carbon canister, and also including the sensing system for use therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: RAVAL A.C.S. LTD.
    Inventors: Omer Vulkan, Denis Kleyman, Vladimir Olshanetsky
  • Patent number: 10843343
    Abstract: A access detecting system comprises an access detector installed at an entrance of a work site including a robot or a machine and configured to detect entry or exit of an object to/from the entrance and to output a first control signal when the object approaches the entrance and a second control signal according to a value obtained by adding or subtracting a count of the entry and a count for the exit and a controller configured to power off, or stop a function of, the robot or the machine upon receiving the first control signal and to re-operate the robot or the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Yong Lee, Young Kuk Kwon, Myoung Hoon Choi, Su Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10836382
    Abstract: A control system for influencing at least one driver assistance system or comfort system associated with a host motor vehicle when the motor vehicle is in an exceptional scenario, wherein a surroundings sensor system supplies the driver assistance system or comfort system with information concerning the vehicle surroundings and/or the traffic situation the host motor vehicle is in; this driver assistance system or comfort system also influences the longitudinal and/or transverse guidance of the motor vehicle in driving or hazard situations; and for recognizing an exceptional scenario, the control system evaluates the information from the surroundings sensor system and/or a switching device to be actuated by the driver of the motor vehicle in order to at least temporarily switch off, suppress, or reduce the functionality of the at least one driver assistance system or comfort system, based on this evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Georg Schneider, Guido Kraus, Philipp Mungenast
  • Patent number: 10836035
    Abstract: A drive control device activates at least one of a plurality of operation regions and restricts operations by a robot such that the robot operates within the activated operation region. With a plurality of operation regions such as an operation region 1 and an operation region 2 being activated, when the drive control device predicts that the robot will be included in a range of any of the operation region 1 and the operation region 2, the drive control device does not cut off supply of electric power to a servo amplifier, whereas when the drive control device predicts that the robot will be included in a range of neither of the operation region 1 and the operation region 2, the drive control device cuts off supply of electric power to the servo amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hideki Sawada, Toshiyuki Sato, Tatsuo Onoyama, Ryoichi Okura, Mugen Kawazu