Patents Examined by Mussa A Shaawat
  • Patent number: 12012231
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for monitoring at least one aircraft engine, said method including an acquisition (100) according to the first and second sets of measurements of respectively endogenous and exogenous variables. The method also includes: a normalization (200) of the measurements of the first set relative to the measurements of the second set, a generation (300) of a current model representative of the evolution of the behavior of the engine based on the normalized measurements, a detection (400) of potential abnormality in the behavior of the engine based on a comparison of the current model with a reference model, a generation (500) of a maintenance message, a transmission (600) of said ground message, the acquisition, normalization, generation of a current model, the detection and generation of a maintenance message being made on board the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Guillaume RĂ©mi Bonnet, Josselin Xavier Coupard
  • Patent number: 12014640
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include receiving, at a first drone, one or more communications from a second drone, identifying, via the first drone, the one or more communications comprises at least one of an identifier of the second drone and a request for an identifier of the first drone, transmitting, via the first drone, an authentication request comprising the identifier of the second drone to a server, receiving, via the first drone, a confirmation from the server indicating the second drone is assigned a valid token and is authorized to participate in a current mission, and transmitting, via the first drone, an instruction associated with the current mission to the second drone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: MetroStar Systems LLC
    Inventors: Ali Reza Manouchehri, Udaya Chundury, Vy Truong
  • Patent number: 11999232
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a vehicle body, a plurality of RF signal receivers located at a plurality of locations within the vehicle, an RF signal transmitter configured to be located on a pet for transmitting an RF signal, and a controller for processing the RF signal received by each of the plurality of RF signal receivers and determining a location of the pet based on the received RF signals, wherein the controller generates an output based on the location of the pet and controls at least one vehicle function based on the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Hussein H. Berry, Annette Lynn Huebner, Marguerite Lynn Kimball, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 11999267
    Abstract: A power line system is provided for efficiently using excess electrical energy produced by electric vehicles in a generation mode. A power line detector on the vehicle senses the power line to determine if voltage ripples are present before supplying excess electrical energy from the vehicle to the power line. First voltage ripples are generated on the line by a substation providing power to the power line. Second voltage ripples are also generated on the power line by a ripple generator to allow excess energy from the vehicle to be supplied to the power line in order to charge an energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Adam Ruszczyk, Rafal Jackowicz, Nicolae Stefan Preda
  • Patent number: 11996692
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein to prioritize delivery of power to electrical components associated with a vehicle and an electrically powered accessory. A power distribution unit may assess real-time power needs for the electrical storage system associated with the vehicle and electrical storage device of the electrically powered accessory and direct incoming power to the electrical storage system associated with the vehicle and the electrical storage device of the electrically powered accessory based on a prioritization of various factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: THERMO KING LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Wayne Schumacher, Michael James Vanous, Mark D. Leasure, Nicholas Allan Cregan, Matt Srnec, Alessandro Silvestri
  • Patent number: 11993154
    Abstract: This power supply device is provided with: a primary power supply system for supplying power to a motor for rotary-driving a running wheel; a voltage converter unit for converting voltage by being supplied with a part of the power from the primary power supply system; a secondary power supply system for supplying electric power converted by the voltage converter unit to a steering device; and a primary backup power supply for supplying power to the voltage converter unit. The primary backup power supply makes it possible to supply the power to the voltage converter unit when the voltage of the power detected by a VD of the primary power supply system becomes smaller than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutaka Shimizu, Keisuke Kimura, Eigo Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11987379
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, devices, and systems for facilitating pilots in determining current and predicted performance specifications of their aircraft. According to one embodiment, a method is implemented on a mobile computing device. The method includes receiving static pilot data, receiving static aircraft data associated with an aircraft, receiving dynamic aircraft data over a time period, determining aircraft performance data based on the static aircraft data and the dynamic aircraft data, providing the aircraft performance data to a graphical user interface (GUI) associated with the mobile computing device, and storing the static pilot data and the aircraft performance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Chris Rowan
  • Patent number: 11987082
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a tire pressure and temperature measuring system. More specifically, the system is comprised of an ergonomic and durable tire pressure and temperature gauge that does not require any external buttons, displays, or indicia, and that is capable of measuring the internal pressure and air temperature of a tire. The system is further comprised of an accompanying mobile application or computer-based software program that allows the collected pressure and/or temperature data to be wirelessly transmitted and formatted into a report that is accessible via a user interface on a remote device. The system is also capable of making recommendations to the user based on the collected pressure and/or temperature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventors: Adam M. Kemp, Justin T. Gloeckner, Justin Thaler, Tyler Young, Kenneth J. Coyne
  • Patent number: 11981406
    Abstract: Objects of the present invention are provide as evaluation method of ship propulsive performance in actual seas, an evaluation program of ship propulsive performance in actual seas and an evaluation. system of ship propulsive performance in actual seas capable of precisely evaluating ship propulsive performance in actual seas on the same scale also before the ship sails for example. As solving means of the objects, a standard sailing model 2 of the ship in actual seas is set, a sailing condition of the ship and a ship condition of the ship are input to the standard sailing model 2, the standard sailing model 2 into which the sailing condition and the ship condition are input and the ship condition are applied to a previously verified calculating method 1 of ship performance is actual seas, and ship propulsive performance in actual seas is evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MARITIME, PORT AND AVIATION TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Masaru Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 11981309
    Abstract: A vehicle includes friction brakes, an electronic park brake system, and controllers. The controllers, responsive to the vehicle coming to a stop, and the vehicle being on plug, a driver door of the vehicle being open, or a driver seatbelt being unbuckled, issue a standstill friction brake request for the friction brakes and an electronic park brake request for the electronic park brake system. The controllers also, responsive to engagement of the electronic park brake system, discontinue the issue of the standstill friction brake request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Gennadievich Semenov, Angel Fernando Porras, Devin James O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 11976998
    Abstract: A device for controlling a balance of an urban air mobility, may include a receiver configured to receive occupant information related to the urban air mobility from a cloud server; and a controller configured to control the balance of the urban air mobility according to the received occupant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tae Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 11976935
    Abstract: A route recommendation method, an electronic device, and a storage medium are provided, which relate to the field of data processing and especially relate to the field of intelligent recommendation. The method includes: receiving a route recommendation request, wherein the route recommendation request comprises N-dimension itinerary label information; selecting M theme routes from a theme route library according to the N-dimension itinerary label information; determining a recommended route from the M theme routes, wherein the selecting the M theme routes from the theme route library according to the N-dimension itinerary label information, comprises: selecting at least one theme route from the theme route library according to i-th-dimension itinerary label information in the N-dimension itinerary label information and theme information of respective theme routes in the theme route library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Chen, Runmei Zhao
  • Patent number: 11970172
    Abstract: An information processing method to be executed by a computer includes: obtaining a driving skill of a person who rides an autonomous vehicle, which represents at least one of whether the person can drive a manually-drivable autonomous vehicle or a level at which the person can drive; obtaining specifications of autonomous vehicles about autonomous driving; obtaining a route for transporting the person; determining deviation risks, each of which includes at least one of a possibility of deviation of an autonomous driving system including a corresponding one of the autonomous vehicles from an operational design domain or a degree of the deviation, based on the specifications and the route; selecting an autonomous vehicle assigned to transportation of the person from the autonomous vehicles according to each of the deviation risks and the driving skill; and sending a notification of the selected autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Ryota Ohnishi, Hiroaki Urabe
  • Patent number: 11965371
    Abstract: A vehicle that can effectively prevent a collision between the tail gate and an obstacle in the situation where the tail gate is automatically opened or closed includes: a tail gate; a driving unit engaged to the tail gate and configured to open or close the tail gate; a UWB module configured to communicate with a smart key according to an authentication signal transmitted from the smart key in a first mode, and transmit a detection signal to an object and detect the object according to the detection signal reflected from the object in a second mode; and a controller connected to the UWB module and configured to operate the UWB module in the second mode when the driving unit operates, and stop the operation of the driving unit when the object is detected from the UWB module operating in the second mode during operation of the driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Daeyun An
  • Patent number: 11966226
    Abstract: A delivery robot can include an image sensor; a drive par; and a controller configured to detect a revolving door from an image in front of the delivery robot, detect a feature of at least one door blade of a revolving door from the image, generate an entry path including an initial location of the delivery robot and an entry time point for entering into the revolving door, and generate a departure path including a departure time point and a departure point for exiting from the revolving door, and control the drive part to move the delivery robot along the entry path and the departure path to pass through the revolving door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyungho Yoo, Donghoon Yi
  • Patent number: 11958626
    Abstract: An aircraft has a first principles takeoff processor (PCE), a predictive flight envelope protection processor (PFEP), and a maximum takeoff weight processor. The PCE is programmed to predict a liftoff location and an energy state of the aircraft at a liftoff on a runway. The PFEP is programmed to assess each of a plurality of potential trajectories for compliance with or violation of a predetermined flight envelope. The maximum weight processor is programmed to: indicate that the aircraft may takeoff at the aircraft weight when any one of the plurality of potential trajectories is in compliance with the predetermined flight envelope; iteratively reduce an input of the aircraft weight to the PCE until the PCE indicates that any one of the plurality of potential trajectories is in compliance with the predetermined flight envelope; and indicate that the input of the aircraft weight as reduced is a maximum allowable takeoff weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas Kershaw, Jeffrey Hausmann
  • Patent number: 11955021
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a method and system (10) for classifying vehicle behaviour, particularly abnormal behaviour of civil aircraft (12). The method may comprise receiving aircraft data from an aircraft (12) which is to be classified; and determining whether the received aircraft data comprises identification information for the aircraft (12). In response to a determination that the received aircraft data comprises identification information, the method may comprise using said identification information to classify the behaviour of the aircraft (12). In response to a determination that the received aircraft data does not comprises identification information, the method may comprise obtaining the position of the aircraft and comparing the obtained position to an expected route for the aircraft to classify the behaviour of the aircraft (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS PLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Thomas Chehade, Markus Deittert, Matthew Neil Joseph, Simon Jonathan Mettrick, Yohahn Aleixo Hubert Ribeiro, Frederic Francis Taylor
  • Patent number: 11947050
    Abstract: An excess heat-generating element is coupled to a heat sink through a heat conduction path. A thermal switch is mounted in the heat conduction path. A temperature-sensitive element is coupled to the heat conduction path on a same side of the thermal switch as the excess heat-generating element. A temperature monitor is mounted adjacent the temperature-sensitive element. A temperature controller has an input coupled to the temperature output of the temperature monitor and an output control line coupled to an input of the thermal switch. The temperature controller switches off the thermal switch, in response to detecting a temperature below a temperature threshold from the temperature output. When the thermal switch it off, it impedes heat flow from the excess heat-generating element to the heat sink, and the heat flow is redirected to increase heat flow from the excess heat-generating element to the heat-sensitive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing Voyager Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue Lu, Yu-Ching Yeh, Youmin Wang
  • Patent number: 11946768
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a shape information acquiring unit 204 configured to acquire shape information of a surrounding environment of a moving body measured by a sensor mounted in the moving body; a position and posture acquiring unit configured to acquire position and posture information of the sensor; a correction state acquiring unit configured to acquire a performance state relating to a process of correcting the position and posture information; a priority level determining unit configured to determine a priority level of an area for generating a map; and a map generating unit configured to generate the map on the basis of the shape information and the position and posture information acquired at the time of acquisition of the shape information, in which the map generating unit generates the map in order from an area of which the priority level is high in accordance with the performance state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenji Isatake, Masaya Katamine
  • Patent number: 11940807
    Abstract: A method for controlling a utility vehicle includes detecting, via a sensor, an elevation profile of a region located in front of the utility vehicle in the direction of travel. The method also includes initializing a grid comprising a plurality of grid cells. The grid extends at least in a longitudinal direction and in a vertical direction of the region. The method further includes assigning the detected elevation profile to associated grid cells by writing elevation profile data into grid cells and controlling the vehicle based on the elevation profile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventor: Markus Birk