Patents Examined by Mussa A Shaawat
  • Patent number: 10967892
    Abstract: A method and system for motion control of movers in an independent cart system is disclosed. In one implementation, the independent cart system includes a plurality of track segments, each section having a respective controller. One of the controllers receives a motion command for a plurality of carts, respectively. The controller generates a force command for each of the plurality of carts and transmits the respective commands to the track segments commutating the plurality of carts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. Cooper, David D. Van Dorpe, Patrick E. Ozimek, Shankernarayan Ramanarayanan
  • Patent number: 10969231
    Abstract: The present invention provides technology that updates a map such that appropriate guidance can be provided near an intersection. A map data update system updates map data on a link-by-link basis and includes a link acquisition portion that acquires an existing link which is a link indicated by existing map data and a new link which is a link indicated by new map data, and a link update portion that updates the existing link with the new link based on a shape of a portion of the existing link connected to an intersection and a shape of a portion of the new link corresponding to the existing link, the portion being connected to the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Xin Jin, Hironobu Sugimoto, Shingo Kinashi, Kazuteru Maekawa, Sadahiro Koshiba, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Yuji Sato, Seiji Takahata
  • Patent number: 10967855
    Abstract: A vehicle and a method for controlling the same are provided to advance a control start time of an (ADAS) of a vehicle. The vehicle includes an image capturing device that detects an object using an image of the object located in a peripheral region of a vehicle and a detection sensor that acquires position information of the object and speed information of the object. An input receives a command for starting the ADAS and a controller starts the ADAS when a traveling environment and traveling status of the vehicle satisfy a predefined condition. A warning start time of the ADAS is advanced by a predetermined period of time after starting operation of the ADAS and an operation release reference value for releasing the operation of the ADAS is set to be greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Sungmin Ji
  • Patent number: 10967858
    Abstract: A vehicle speed-limit control method is provided. The method includes determining whether a speed-limit control inactivation condition is satisfied by accelerator pedal engaged when speed-limit control is activated. In response to determining that the inactivation condition is satisfied, a candidate value of an accelerator pedal sensor (APS) and a candidate gear shift stage are determined and a speed margin is determined based on the candidate value of the APS, the candidate gear shift stage and a vehicle speed. The speed margin is compared with a predetermined threshold. The candidate gear shift stage is determined as a transition gear shift stage and the candidate value of the APS is determined as a transition value of the APS when the speed margin is equal to or greater than the threshold. The vehicle is operated based on the transition gear shift stage and the transition value of the APS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Kyeom Cho, Hui Un Son, Joon Young Park, Sung Deok Kim
  • Patent number: 10966060
    Abstract: A method of determining a location, using bilateration, of an electronic device that is spaced from transmitting devices is disclosed. The electronic device receives first and second signals of the same or different signal type from first and second transmitting devices, respectively, with an antenna. The electronic device determines a signal quality of each signal based on: 1) a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) or a received signal power and a received signal gain, and 2) signal propagation characteristics specific for the transmitting devices. The signals with the two highest signal qualities are used for location determination. The distance from the transmitting devices can be determined based on one or more of: a received signal power and signal gain for both signals, a transmitted power and signal gain of both signals, or location information associated with the transmitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Kenmar Corporation
    Inventors: Neal C. Fairbanks, Frederick R. Nader, Collin M. Rusk
  • Patent number: 10932450
    Abstract: A livestock management system is disclosed. The system includes a gantry assembly and a controller. The gantry assembly includes a support assembly including one or more work tool rails and one or more support structures. The gantry assembly further includes one or more propulsion units disposed on one or more support rails within a livestock facility and configured to provide movement of the support assembly along the one or more support rails. The gantry assembly further includes one or more work tool assemblies actuatable along the one or more work tool rails so to provide one or more work tool attachments selective access within the livestock facility. The controller may be configured to actuate the support assembly to along the one or more support rails and further configured to actuate the one or more work tool assemblies to along the one or more work tool rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: REALMFIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Steve R. Tippery, Brant Burkey, Kyle Gerber
  • Patent number: 10933861
    Abstract: A method for controlling driving of a hybrid vehicle using dynamic traffic information includes: determining whether the hybrid vehicle passes through a traffic light based on the dynamic traffic information including traffic light information and traffic situation information, and determining a driving mode of the hybrid vehicle that is used on a road disposed between the hybrid vehicle and the traffic light based on whether the hybrid vehicle passes through the traffic light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Do Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 10934944
    Abstract: A design method for optimization of a transient control law of the aero-engine is disclosed, and performs the transient schedule optimization for the aero-engine by adopting an SQP algorithm, to realize the design of the transient control law along a constrained boundary condition. The fuel flow rate value is adjusted, other constraints remain unchanged, and the transient control law is designed under different limits. The transient time under each transient control law is calculated by constructing the transient time evaluation function. A lookuptable interpolation table is established by using the calculated transient time and corresponding fuel flow, to realize the fuel flow scheduling under different transient time. The fuel flow obtained by scheduling in the expected time is taken as an acceleration and deceleration control schedule of the closed-loop control of the aero-engine, and the output thereof is taken as the reference instruction of an acceleration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ximing Sun, Xian Du, Yanhua Ma
  • Patent number: 10933887
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer readable medium for communicating vehicle-specific policy to autonomous vehicles are provided herein. The method may include the following steps: storing, sensing and transmitting to the cellular communication network, data associated with autonomous vehicles; maintaining a set of rules for operational parameters of the autonomous vehicles, applying the data associated with the autonomous vehicles for each respective autonomous vehicle to the policy database, to yield a vehicle-specific configuration command; and generating a vehicle-specific configuration command to be sent to the respective autonomous vehicle, that when reaches the autonomous vehicle, configures the autonomous vehicles into one of a plurality of operational configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Benjamin Volkow
  • Patent number: 10926814
    Abstract: A motor vehicle active wing apparatus comprising a wing assembly, wherein the wing assembly comprises pitch adjustment means for adjusting a pitch angle of the wing assembly, the pitch adjustment means comprising a pitch adjustment actuator for adjusting the pitch angle, the apparatus being configured to allow adjustment of the pitch angle by means of the pitch actuator in real time whilst the vehicle is travelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jag Virdie, Ian Bossons
  • Patent number: 10922982
    Abstract: An active shooter response system is disclosed. The system utilizes a system of sensors and drones which may receive data at a base station. The base station may centrally process the data from the drones and the sensors so that a coordinated attack on the active shooter can be formulated either automatically without human intervention or manually at the base station by an operator of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Andrew Magdaleno
  • Patent number: 10916150
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems, and program products are provided that assist in aspects of aerial surveying, including selective display of planned flight path segments, marking of ground conditions, monitoring coverage of a planned flight path, and providing guidance information for aircraft navigation, including speed and turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Noah Aklilu
  • Patent number: 10890461
    Abstract: A method for enriching map functions of a digital geographical map is provided. Additional data are stored in a storage unit outside map data of the digital geographical map and direct related map metadata. Elements of the additional data are correlated to coordinates of the digital geographical map. Further, access is provided to the additional data via an authentication service while navigating the geographical map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Katharina Probst, Manuel Mayr, Olaf Rutz, Oliver Petrik, Maurice Debatin, Jochen Röhrig
  • Patent number: 10884422
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in response to detecting an obstacle based on a driving environment surrounding an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV), a system projects the obstacle onto a station-time (ST) graph, where the ST graph indicates a location of the obstacle relative to a current location of the ADV at different points in time. The system determines a first set of end points that are not overlapped with the obstacle within the ST graph, wherein each of the end points in the first set represents a possible end condition. The system generates a first set of trajectory candidates between a starting point representing the current location of the ADV and the end points of the first set based on the ST graph. The system selects one of the trajectory candidates in the first set using a predetermined trajectory selection algorithm to control the ADV in view of the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Yajia Zhang, Kecheng Xu
  • Patent number: 10885786
    Abstract: A protected region is set for a manned working machine, said region including a first protected region in which new protected region setting request information is not transmitted and which includes the position of the manned working machine, and a second protected region which is set along a periphery of the first protected region and in which new protected region setting request information is transmitted. An area occupied by the vehicle body of the manned working machine on a plane projected on the ground surface is calculated on the basis of vehicle body information indicating the size of the vehicle body of the manned working machine and position information thereof. When the occupied area is present within the first protected region, new protected region setting request information is not transmitted, whereas when the occupied area is present within the second protected region, protected region setting request information is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Wataru Tanaka, Masaki Kanai, Tomoyuki Hamada
  • Patent number: 10877472
    Abstract: A flight management system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in which the UAV is equipped for cellular fourth generation (4G) flight control. The UAV carries on-board a 4G modem, an antenna connected to the modem for providing for downlink wireless RF. A computer is connected to the modem. A 4G infrastructure to support sending via uplink and receiving via downlink from and to the UAV. The infrastructure further includes 4G base stations capable of communicating with the UAV along its flight path. An antenna in the base station is capable of supporting a downlink to the UAV. A control centre accepts navigation related data from the uplink. In addition, the control centre further includes a connection to the 4G infrastructure for obtaining downlinked data. A computer for calculating location of the UAV using navigation data as from the downlink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Moshe Zach
  • Patent number: 10872525
    Abstract: A speed prediction method and apparatus are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuyao Xu, Shifan Zhao, Long Wang
  • Patent number: 10864866
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a detector configured to detect a fingerprint of a user and a temperature of the finger. A storage medium is configured to store a user set value corresponding to the detected fingerprint and temperature set value data corresponding to the detected temperature. A controller is configured to control an electronic device in the vehicle based on a user set value corresponding to the detected fingerprint when the user set value exists, and to control an air conditioner based on a temperature set value corresponding to the detected temperature when there are more than a predetermined number of temperature set value data stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Yeonhee Choi
  • Patent number: 10850723
    Abstract: Self-propelled vehicles that include swiveling caster wheels and independent drive wheels are disclosed. The self-propelled vehicles are selectively steered in a caster wheel steering mode or a drive wheel steering mode. The vehicle includes a steering position sensor to measure the position of the steering system. A control unit varies the rotational speed of first and second drive wheels based at least in part of the signal from the steering position sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Nathan D. Dockter, Kent M. Recker, Kent L. Thompson, Curt T. Graham
  • Patent number: 10852731
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a method of calibrating a vehicle's plurality of detection systems. To calibrate a first detection system, orientation data is collected using the first detection device when the vehicle faces a first direction and a second direction opposite the first direction. To calibrate a second detection system, data is collected using the second detection device while the vehicle moves in a repeatable pattern near a first object. To calibrate a third detection system, light reflected off a second object is detected using the third detection system as the vehicle is moved towards the second object. To calibrate a fourth detection system, data collected using the second detection system and the fourth detection system is compared. To calibrate a fifth detection system, radar signals reflected off a third object is received using the fifth detection system while the vehicle moves relative to the third object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: WAYMO LLC
    Inventors: Colin Braley, Craig Lewin Robinson, Ionut Iordache