Patents Examined by Nadeem Odeh
  • Patent number: 10817000
    Abstract: A flying device configured to communicate with a controller device operated by a user, the flying device includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to: determine whether the flying device is in contact with an object based on a signal from a contact detector; and move the flying device in a direction corresponding to an operation command transmitted from the controller device while causing a thrust force to be produced so that a contact between the object and the flying device is maintained when it is determined that the flying device is in contact with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Moyuru Yamada, Yoshiro Hada
  • Patent number: 10809091
    Abstract: To more realistically represent the real-world, a street-level view depicts a route path and objects that occlude one or more segments of the route path. Such objects can include guardrails, buildings, or any of a variety of other objects as described herein. The street-level view can be implemented in advance to preview travel, during travel, or in other scenarios. The street-level view presents the route path from a viewpoint that can be a current location of a traveler or an arbitrary location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ana Lilia Otero Diaz, Hae Jin Lee, Luis Eduardo Cabrera-Cordon, Doyop Kim
  • Patent number: 10787171
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle includes detecting an object state using a surroundings sensor system of the vehicle at a first point in time, detecting an object state using the surroundings sensor system at a later second point in time, and adapting an activation state of a semi-automated or fully-automated driving function of the vehicle based on the detected object states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Schroeder, Oliver Pink
  • Patent number: 10788330
    Abstract: Generating routes based on aggregated path data includes accumulating trajectory data from a plurality of users, wherein data entries in the trajectory data each include an origin and a destination. When a request for a route from a designated location to a particular destination is received from a particular user, one or more of the data entries are identified as relevant to the request for the route when the origin of a particular data entry is similar to the designated location and the destination of the particular data entry is similar to the particular destination. Route recommendations are generated for the particular user based on one or more data entries identified as relevant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mari Fukuda, Satoshi Hosokawa, Yasutaka Nishimura, Shoichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10775787
    Abstract: An information sharing method, apparatus and system applicable to an unmanned vehicle and a device. A specific embodiment of the method includes: collecting travel information of an unmanned vehicle, the travel information being configured to indicate a travel state of the unmanned vehicle; determining driving control information adapted to the travel information, and controlling the unmanned vehicle by using the driving control information; and sending the travel information, the driving control information and a safety sign for indicating the unmanned vehicle being in a safe state to a server, in response to determining the unmanned vehicle being in the safe state, to enable the server to push the travel information, the driving control information and the safety sign to an unmanned vehicle in the travel state indicated by the travel information. The present embodiment achieves an improvement of the driving control efficiency of the unmanned vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gaifan Li, Yongyi Sun
  • Patent number: 10773801
    Abstract: Using a trick flight control process, a pilot may fly an aircraft while having control over two axes of orientation while the aircraft may be rotating automatically about a third axis of orientation. The pilot may continue to fly the aircraft during an automated trick rather than relinquishing control completely to the aircraft's electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TRAXXAS LP
    Inventors: Wesley Ronald Erhart, Thomas Michael Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10762785
    Abstract: An impairment analysis (“IA”) computer system for detecting an impairment is provided. The IA computer system is associated with a host vehicle, and includes at least one processor in communication with at least one memory device. The at least one processor is programmed to: (i) interrogate or otherwise scan a target vehicle by using a plurality of sensors included on a host vehicle to scan the target vehicle and a target driver; (ii) receive sensor data including target driver data and target vehicle condition data; (iii) analyze the sensor data by applying a baseline model to the sensor data; (iv) detect an impairment of the target driver or target vehicle based upon the analysis; and/or (v) output an alert signal to a host vehicle controller, or direct collision preventing actions (such as automatically engage vehicle safety systems), based upon the determination that the target driver or target vehicle is impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas L. Dewey, Jon Hodel, Steve F. Roberson
  • Patent number: 10759383
    Abstract: There is provided a method and a system for authorizing a user device to send a request to a vehicle in order to prevent a physical layer relay attack. The system comprises a vehicle comprising an acoustic transducer and an RF transceiver and a user device comprising an acoustic transducer and an RF transceiver. The method relates to a signaling scheme using a combination of acoustic and RF signals for preventing a successful physical layer relay attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Ulf Björkengren
  • Patent number: 10762786
    Abstract: An impairment analysis (“IA”) computer system for alerting a first driver of a first vehicle to a driving hazard posed by a second vehicle operated by a second driver is provided. The IA computer system is associated with the first vehicle, and includes at least one processor in communication with at least one memory device. The at least one processor is programmed to: (i) receive second vehicle data including second driver data and second vehicle condition data, where the second vehicle data is collected by a plurality of sensors included on the first vehicle; (ii) analyze the second vehicle data by applying a baseline model to the second vehicle data; (iii) determine that the second vehicle poses a driving hazard to the first vehicle based upon the analysis; and/or (iv) generate an alert signal based upon the determination that the second vehicle poses a driving hazard to the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas L. Dewey, Jon Hodel, Steve F. Roberson
  • Patent number: 10752085
    Abstract: A temperature sensor for a vehicle that is designed to detect an interior temperature of the vehicle and that can be arranged in the vehicle. The temperature sensor provides improved usability and can be manufactured more easily. In particular, the temperature sensor allows raw data of the temperature sensor to be evaluated by the temperature sensor itself. An advantage of this setup thus is that a tedious sensor-specific adaptation of an associated control device in the vehicle for evaluating the raw data is not necessary. Different temperature sensors can be used with the control device without the control device having to be adapted in a different way to each of these temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thorsten Kaufmann, Sabrina Hübscher
  • Patent number: 10752190
    Abstract: The present invention is a power window sync switch for the windows of a vehicle that permits controlling all windows by a single active home or main control window switch. It permits the driver to move all window panels in the vehicle to the same position at the same time. The power window sync switch sends a signal to a micro-processor within the switch to indicate that the window position selected via the actuated switch is to be applied to all window panels simultaneously. The micro-processor within the switch may then proceed to actuate all window lift motors within the vehicle, causing movement of all window panels to the appropriate positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Oswald Neville Buckley
  • Patent number: 10745044
    Abstract: A rear wheel steering control system for a rear wheel steering (RWS) system of a vehicle can include: a voltage detecting unit detecting a magnitude of a battery voltage of a battery of the vehicle; a supplemental voltage circuit unit generating a supplemental voltage that supplements the battery voltage; and a control unit comparing the magnitude of the battery voltage with a magnitude of a required voltage required for normally operating a rear wheel steering actuator of the RWS system, calculating a magnitude of the supplemental voltage based on the comparing of the magnitude of the battery voltage with the magnitude of the required voltage, and controlling the supplemental voltage circuit unit so as to generate the supplemental voltage according to the calculated magnitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jang Hyun Jung
  • Patent number: 10737672
    Abstract: A method of changing an anti-lock brake system (ABS) control mode includes: determining, by a controller, whether a first stage of an electronic stability control (ESC) of the vehicle is in an off state and a launch control of the vehicle is in an on state, and determining, by the controller, whether a driver intends to slow down an operation of the ABS installed in the vehicle; and when it is determined that the driver intends to slow down the operation of the ABS, comparing, by the controller, revolutions per minute (RPM) of an engine of the vehicle, a vehicle acceleration speed, a vehicle speed, and a steering angle with predetermined threshold values, respectively, and when each of the comparison results is satisfied, changing, by the controller, an ABS general control mode to an ABS sport control mode which slows down the operation of the ABS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jong-Kyu Jeong
  • Patent number: 10723367
    Abstract: An information presentation device, mounted on a vehicle for which automatic evacuation control functions when it is difficult for a driver to continue driving the vehicle, and presenting information to an occupant of the vehicle except the driver by a display in a display area that is visually recognizable by the occupant, includes: an operation information acquisition unit that acquires operation information of the automatic evacuation control; and a display generation unit that generates an occupant notification display that is displayed in the display area to notify information relating to the automatic evacuation control when the automatic evacuation control is in operation. The occupant notification display includes: an explanatory image that shows an explanation of a process executed currently; and a progress image that indicates a degree of progress in the automatic evacuation control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo Tamagaki, Ifushi Shimonomoto, Hiroaki Tanaka, Takuya Mori, Yuki Fujisawa, Akira Kamiya, Takuya Kume
  • Patent number: 10726379
    Abstract: A launch vehicle can include a mobility system, a launch system, and a computing system. The mobility system can be configured to travel to a general target location. The launch system can be configured to house a plurality of autonomous delivery vehicles assigned for transporting one or more deliverable items from the general target location to respective specific target delivery locations. The computing system can be configured to control launch of the plurality of autonomous delivery vehicles from the launch vehicle at a respective plurality of predetermined launch positions, each predetermined launch position associated with a corresponding launch time, and each autonomous delivery vehicle configured to travel from a launch position of the respective plurality of predetermined launch positions to a specific target delivery location of the respective specific target delivery locations and from the specific target delivery location to one or more predetermined landing positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, James Lee Epifano, Jacob William Fischer, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo, David Patrick Rice
  • Patent number: 10703404
    Abstract: In an electric power steering device, if a semiconductor switching element is used between a battery and a bridge circuit for opening and closing a current path, this arises a problem of generation of heat by an ON resistance; for this reason, a current flowing through the semiconductor switching element is limited if a difference between the gate voltage and the source voltage of the semiconductor switching element is smaller than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Munenori Yamamoto, Hiroshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10704912
    Abstract: A route guidance service apparatus includes: a checking unit configured to check a particular floor in a destination building based on a destination keyword; a calculation unit configured to calculate an output level of the particular floor based on building information related to the destination building so as to distinguish the particular floor from other floors; and a control unit configured to perform a control operation such that floor information related to the particular floor is separately arranged at a position adjacent to the destination building when the particular layer is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kicheol Kim, GeumBeom Song
  • Patent number: 10677771
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for detecting gas leaks using a drone are provided. Aspects include capturing a first set of data regarding a presence of a gas in the geographic area while flying along the initial flight path. Aspects also include creating secondary flight paths through regions in the geographic area in which the presence of the gas exceeds a threshold amount and capturing a second set of data regarding a concentration of the gas in the one or more regions while flying along the secondary flight paths. Aspects further include capturing wind data while flying along the initial and second flight paths and creating a three-dimensional gas plume model for gas leaks identified in the geographic area based on the first set of data, the second set of data and the wind data, wherein the three-dimensional gas plume model identifies a source of the gas leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthias Dittberner, Levente Klein, Jason D. Renwick
  • Patent number: 10668921
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for accurately predicting future trajectories of observed objects in dense and ever-changing city environments. More particularly, the present invention relates to substantially continuously tracking and estimating the future movements of an observed object. As an example, an observed object may be a moving vehicle, for example along a path or road. Aspects and/or embodiments seek to provide an end to end method and system for substantially continuously tracking and predicting future movements of a newly observed object, such as a vehicle, using motion prior data extracted from map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BLUE VISION LABS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Ondruska, Lukas Platinsky, Suraj Mannakunnel Surendran
  • Patent number: 10656648
    Abstract: An automatic driving vehicle includes an automatic driving mode in which autonomous traveling is carried out. The automatic driving vehicle receives a setup for a destination and an arrival time after a driver or a passenger gets out of the automatic driving vehicle. The setup for the destination and the arrival time is input when the driver or the passenger gets out of the automatic driving vehicle. The automatic driving vehicle is controlled to move to the destination after the driver or the passenger gets out of the automatic driving vehicle on a basis of the destination and the arrival time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MICOLATTA INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Yoichiro Sako