Patents Examined by Mary Cheung
  • Patent number: 12010986
    Abstract: An agricultural machine includes a product application system comprising a plurality of actuatable applicator mechanisms. Each actuatable applicator mechanism configured to apply a substance on a field. An imaging system is configured to obtain image data indicative of plant matter on the field. A control system is configured to control one or more of the actuatable applicator mechanisms to apply the substance to a dispersal area on the field based on the image data, and generate a user interface display that displays a field map including a display element that represents the dispersal area on the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Michelle Kwak, Andrew M. Colosky
  • Patent number: 12005882
    Abstract: A control device for controlling a brake of a vehicle includes an arbitrating unit configured to receive motion requests for a plurality of actuators, which are used for controlling a motion of the vehicle, from a plurality of application requesting units related to driving support functions and to arbitrate the received motion requests, a command distributing unit configured to distribute commands to controllers for controlling the actuators based on an arbitration result obtained by the arbitrating unit, and a feedback controller configured to feed back a control record value indicating the motion of the vehicle, which is measured by using sensor units, to the application requesting units and to realize the motion of the vehicle requested by the application requesting units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Yamada
  • Patent number: 12005879
    Abstract: An overrunable test vehicle including an electronically-controlled anti-slip braking system for reducing wheel slip during rapid deceleration comprising: a chassis, at least one electric motor connected to a first axle, a hydraulic braking system connected with the chassis and at least a second axle, a rotational speed sensor for determining a rotational speed of a connected axle, a ground speed sensor, and a controller connected with the electric motor, the hydraulic braking system, the rotational speed sensor, and the ground speed sensor. The controller is configured to calculate a difference between the rotational speed of the axle and the ground speed of the chassis to determine a slip threshold of the wheels, actuate the hydraulic brake system to apply a first stopping force, control at least one motor parameter of the electric motor to apply a second stopping force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Humanetics Austria GmbH
    Inventors: David Wirthl, Lukas Proprentner, Alexander Brennsteiner, Kyrill Krajoski, Patrick Hofmanninger
  • Patent number: 11999511
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for predictive part maintenance by generating a reliability curve for an aircraft based on historic removals; setting a removal threshold on the reliability curve; tracking an installation of a given instance of the aircraft part into a given aircraft; tracking a number of cycles of the given instance of the aircraft part based on operations of the given aircraft in which the given instance of the aircraft part is installed; and in response to the number of cycles of the given instance of the aircraft part satisfying the removal threshold, transmitting a service alert to an operator of the given aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Zhennong Wang
  • Patent number: 11975707
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a vehicle. In one example, a method for the vehicle includes adjusting an output torque of an electric machine to produce a desired vehicle speed and direction of propulsion while operating an auxiliary load powered via the transmission. The output torque may be adjusted while disengaging clutches of a transmission or a service brake to mechanically unlock an output shaft of the transmission. The first electric machine may be operated in a speed control to learn an amount to torque to hold the vehicle speed at zero and the amount of learned torque may be superimposed with an amount of requested torque upon vehicle launch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: DANA BELGIUM N.V.
    Inventors: Stijn Goossens, Bert Hannon
  • Patent number: 11969895
    Abstract: The present application discloses a highly integrated high-performance robot joint unit, belonging to the technical field of robot apparatuses. When a reducer of an existing robot joint is in overload working state, it causes joint parts such as a reducer gear to be damaged, and a meshing tooth surface of each tooth of the reducer is unevenly worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: HANGZHOU YUSHU TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xingxing Wang, Zhiyu Yang
  • Patent number: 11969904
    Abstract: A registration system for robot-oriented augmented reality teaching system, comprising: a physical robot unit, a registration unit, a virtual robot generation unit and a computer; the physical robot unit comprising a physical robot, a physical robot controller and a robot point-to-point intermittent movement control program; the physical robot provided thereon with a physical robot base coordinate system; the physical robot controller connected with the physical robot and the computer respectively; the robot point-to-point intermittent movement control program installed in the computer; the registration unit comprising a registration marker, a camera and a conversion calculation unit; the registration marker arranged on the physical robot body; the camera fixed in a physical environment except the physical robot; the camera connected with the computer, and the conversion calculation unit arranged in the computer; the virtual robot generation unit arranged in the computer and used for generating a virtual robo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: QINGDAO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Cheng Jun Chen, Xu Tong Ding, Yong Pan, Dong Nian Li, Jun Hong
  • Patent number: 11964744
    Abstract: An AUV includes: an underwater vehicle main body configured to sail along an inspection object located in water or on the bottom of the water; an arm extending from the underwater vehicle main body; an inspection tool portion including a contact portion configured to contact the inspection object and an inspection device configured to inspect the inspection object; and a passive joint provided between the arm and the inspection tool portion and configured to allow passive rotation of the inspection tool portion relative to the arm about at least one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minehiko Mukaida, Kosuke Masuda, Shinichi Miyata, Noriyuki Okaya, Kazuyuki Nakamura, Satoshi Hashimoto, Yusuke Okimura
  • Patent number: 11961053
    Abstract: A delivery robot includes a propulsion system, a storage area arranged to contain at least one item for delivery, a wireless interface, a memory device, and a processor. The processor is configured to receive, from a robot management system (RMS) and via the wireless interface, a delivery request, wherein the delivery request identifies at least the item contained within the storage area, a delivery location, and a recipient. The processor is also configured to control the propulsion system to navigate the delivery robot to the delivery location in response to receiving the delivery request, receive an authentication credential from the recipient, authenticate the recipient based upon the authentication credential, and in response to authenticating the recipient, control the storage area to provide the at least one item contained within the storage area to the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Cupersmith, Victor Blanco, Eric Taylor, Steven Santisi
  • Patent number: 11931904
    Abstract: An abnormality determination apparatus of the present invention acquires state data from work equipment provided with an attaching part to which a plural kinds of work parts are attached in a replaceable manner, identifies the kind of a work part attached to the attaching part, sets, corresponding to the identified kind of the work part, abnormality determination data for determining an abnormality of the work equipment, acquires, from among state data acquired from the work equipment, state data of a time when the identified kind of the work part was being attached, and compares the acquired state data with the set abnormality determination data to determine an abnormality of the work equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Kobayashi, Toru Takagi
  • Patent number: 11874384
    Abstract: In a locator, a data synchronization unit calculates an interpolated value for autonomous sensor data which corresponds to a time of latest GNSS data. A complex positioning unit performs complex positioning using the latest GNSS data and the interpolated value for the autonomous sensor data. An autonomous navigation positioning unit performs first autonomous navigation positioning using the interpolated value for the autonomous sensor data, and performs second autonomous navigation positioning using latest autonomous sensor data. A modified amount calculator calculates a modified amount of autonomous navigation positioning, based on a difference between a result of the complex positioning and a result of the first autonomous navigation positioning. An autonomous navigation positioning fix modification unit modifies a result of the second autonomous navigation positioning using the modified amount to calculate a current position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Kido, Tadatomi Ishigami, Masatoshi Fujii, Kohei Fujimoto, Ryusuke Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11871313
    Abstract: A method for monitoring vehicle motion using a mobile device associated with a user including collecting activity data at a mobile device associated with the user; determining a user activity state based on the activity data; determining motion data collection parameters associated with an operating state of the mobile device, based on the user activity state; and collecting motion data at the mobile device based on the motion data collection parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Zendrive, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Matus, Pankaj Risbood
  • Patent number: 11869091
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a vehicle uses a wireless mobile device. The wireless mobile device, such as a cell phone, smart phone, PDA, etc., includes some of the hardware that could be utilized to monitor and analyze data and transmit the data (or summaries, statistics or analyses of the data) to a central server. This can greatly reduce the overall cost of the system. The data can be used to determine an insurance rate or as a speed probe for creating traffic maps, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Appy Risk Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Otman A. Basir
  • Patent number: 11853081
    Abstract: According to one implementation of the present disclosure, a method for determining angle-of-attack for an unpowered vehicle is disclosed. The method includes: determining a monotonic portion of a look-up curve of an angle-of-attack operating plot; during flight, determining, by an accelerometer disposed on the unpowered vehicle, first and second accelerometer outputs, where the first and second accelerometer outputs correspond to first and second body-fixed load factor measurements, respectively; determining an operating point on the monotonic portion by applying a quotient of the first and second accelerometer outputs to the angle-of-attack operating plot; and determining an angle-of-attack parameter corresponding to the determined operating point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kip Gregory Campbell
  • Patent number: 11854391
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for an Intelligent Road Infrastructure System (IRIS), which facilitates vehicle operations and control for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems. IRIS systems and methods provide vehicles with individually customized information and real-time control instructions for vehicle to fulfill the driving tasks such as car following, lane changing, and route guidance. IRIS systems and methods also manage transportation operations and management services for both freeways and urban arterials. In some embodiments, the IRIS comprises or consists of one of more of the following physical subsystems: (1) Roadside unit (RSU) network, (2) Traffic Control Unit (TCU) and Traffic Control Center (TCC) network, (3) vehicle onboard unit (OBU), (4) traffic operations centers (TOCs), and (5) cloud information and computing services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: CAVH LLC
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Zhen Zhang, Fan Ding, Huachun Tan, Yuankai Wu, Shuoxuan Dong, Linhui Ye, Xiaotian Li, Tianyi Chen, Kunsong Shi
  • Patent number: 11840243
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling operation of a vehicle. An example system for controlling operation of a vehicle includes one or more data collection components and one or more processors. The one or more data collection components are configured to collect data representative of a physical configuration of an interior vehicle component. The one or more processors are configured to access the collected data, determine, by processing the collected data, the physical configuration of the interior vehicle component, select a manner of operation based upon the determined physical configuration of the interior vehicle component, and cause the vehicle to operate according to the manner of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott T. Christensen, Brian M. Fields, Stephen R. Prevatt, Steve Roberson
  • Patent number: 11835356
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an intelligent transportation road network acquisition method and apparatus, an electronic device and a storage medium, and relates to the field of artificial intelligence such as intelligent transportation. The method includes: acquiring a target demand set; acquiring annotation information, the annotation information being microscopic road network attribute information manually annotated on a displayed map road network for intersections in the target demand set; acquiring macroscopic road network information corresponding to the target demand set from road network data corresponding to the map road network; and generating an intelligent transportation road network corresponding to the target demand set according to the annotation information and the macroscopic road network information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: APOLLO INTELLIGENT CONNECTIVITY (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Donghui Shen
  • Patent number: 11820246
    Abstract: Vehicle control systems can include one or more location sensors, an energy storage device, one or more charge sensors and one or more vehicle computing devices. The location sensor(s) can determine a current location of a vehicle, while the charge sensor(s) can determine a current state of charge of an energy storage device that can be located onboard the vehicle to provide operating power for one or more vehicle systems. The vehicle computing device(s) can communicate the current location of the vehicle and current state of charge of the energy storage device to a remote computing device, receive from the remote computing device a charging control signal determined, at least in part, from the current location of the vehicle and the current state of charge of the energy storage device, and control charging of the energy storage device in accordance with the charging control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Sean Jeffrey Kelly, Justin Wayne Ho, James Lee Epifano
  • Patent number: 11808011
    Abstract: A work machine having a cab coupled to a frame, a steering system coupled to the frame, a controller configured to selectively articulate the steering system, a joystick assembly positioned in the cab and in communication with the controller, a steering wheel assembly positioned in the cab and configured to selectively articulate the steering system, and a steering wheel sensor coupled to the steering wheel assembly and in communication with the controller to identify movement of the steering wheel assembly. Wherein, the controller does not articulate the steering system responsive to movement of the joystick assembly when the steering wheel sensor identifies movement of the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: David J. Myers, Brian K. Kellogg, Aaron R. Kenkel, Adam J. Sobkowiak, Michael McCabe, Bryan J. Huttenlocher, Jason L. Mueller
  • Patent number: 11787507
    Abstract: A bicycle system includes controller devices. Each controller device includes at least oe respective input element configured to receive input from a user. The system includes operation-enacting devices. Each operation-enacting device is configured to enact at least one respective operation on the bicycle. The system includes a network coordinator device configured to (i) establish a wireless network for communications between the network coordinator device, the controller devices, and the operation-enacting devices, and (ii) reset the controller devices and operation-enacting device before pairing the controller devices and operation-enacting devices to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Kon-I Ho