Patents Examined by R A Smith
  • Patent number: 11072911
    Abstract: An image display apparatus for a shovel that includes a lower-part traveling body, an upper-part turning body turnably placed on the lower-part traveling body, and an attachment mounted on the upper-part turning body, and performs work in a work area by driving the attachment, includes an image display part configured to display the work area to be subjected to the work. An image of the work area captured with an image capturing device is subjected to image processing to add and indicate a distribution of depressions and elevations of the work area, and is displayed on the image display part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shipeng Li
  • Patent number: 11072417
    Abstract: In order to provide an unmanned aircraft capable of minimizing damage due to a crash caused by malfunction or the like during flight, a flight route is set on map information including a fall avoidance area, control is performed such that the aircraft flies on a set flight route, and information at each position during flight on the flight route is acquired in relation to the map information in real time to determine whether or not the aircraft is approaching the fall avoidance area. In a case where it is determined that the aircraft is approaching the fall avoidance area, control is performed so as to increase a flight speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: PRODRONE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kazuo Ichihara
  • Patent number: 11076164
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to compress video data in a manner that achieves a targeted output size in a computationally efficient manner. The video compression systems and methods can be used with DCT-based compression standards to include a rate control aspect. The rate controlled video compression methods can be configured to compress video data in real time and/or using a single pass. During compression of video data, the video compression systems and methods can modify compression parameters to achieve a targeted file size while maintaining relatively high visual quality of the compressed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: RED.COM, LLC
    Inventor: Manjunath Subray Bhat
  • Patent number: 11075308
    Abstract: Intermediate temperature metallization pastes containing vanadium are disclosed. The metallization pastes can be used to fabricate electrodes interconnected to a transparent conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: PHAROS MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Mohamed M. Hilali, Yaping Zhang, Jifeng Wei, Zhiyong Li, Xiangling Xu
  • Patent number: 11066191
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting or identifying substances based on spectral response signatures is provided. The system utilizes IR imagery, singularly or stored in a database, in operative communication with a database or library of known spectral response signatures. The system correlates the spectral response signature detected, or inherent, in an image or image library, with the set of known signatures in the spectral database. The system generates a report of the substances or chemical compounds present in at least a portion of the image. The system can also query a database of IR products for an area of interest, and return results in a report or via an interactive tool, for IR products containing specific IR spectral results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Salerno, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11066005
    Abstract: A dynamic high beam control system includes sensors, high beam headlamps including light pixels, and processors. The processors determine, via the sensors, a direction in which a person is facing. In response to determining that the person is facing the vehicle, the processors determine, via the sensors, a position of the person's face and adjust at least one of the light pixels projecting light to the person's face based on the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam, Brian Bennie
  • Patent number: 11068516
    Abstract: High definition maps for autonomous vehicles are very high resolution and detailed, and hence require storage of a great deal of data. A vehicle computing system provides multi-layered caching makes this data usable in a system that requires very low latency on every operation. The system determines which routes are most likely to be driven in the near future by the car, and ensures that the route is cached on the vehicle before beginning the route. The system provides efficient formats for moving map data from server to car and for managing the on-car disk. The system further provides real-time accessibility of nearby map data as the car moves, while providing data access at optimal speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DEEPMAP INC.
    Inventor: Mark Damon Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11067995
    Abstract: A navigation system may include at least one processor programmed to receive, from a camera, one or more images representative of an environment of a host vehicle; receive a first directional indicator representative of a first target trajectory direction for the host vehicle; and receive a first distance estimate associated with the first target trajectory direction. The processor may analyze the one or more images in view of the received first directional indicator and the received first distance estimate to identify in the one or more images a representation of a first road segment consistent with the first target trajectory direction and the first distance estimate; and generate a planned trajectory for the host vehicle, based at least in part on the first target trajectory direction and the first distance estimate. The planned trajectory may be made to extend along at least a portion of the first road segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Doron Weiser, Tomer Eshet, Ori Shachar
  • Patent number: 11067637
    Abstract: A control device calculates an amount of increase ?Am in freezing temperature measurement value Am from an initial freezing temperature ?0 and calculates an amount of lowering in capacity corresponding to the amount of increase ?Am in freezing temperature as an amount of lowering in capacity ?Bx due to deterioration of a material. The control device calculates an amount of lowering in capacity measurement value Bm from an initial capacity B0 as a whole amount of lowering in capacity ?Bm and calculates a material deterioration ratio X by using ?Bx and ?Bm. The control device calculates a value resulting from subtraction of ?Bx from ?Bm as an amount of lowering in capacity ?By due to precipitation of Li and calculates an Li precipitation deterioration ratio Y by using ?By and ?Bm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Kanada, Koji Umemura, Akemi Nakatake
  • Patent number: 11070741
    Abstract: The present invention provides a high dynamic range video shooting method, comprising: acquiring corresponding images by means of shooting lenses of a multi-lens panoramic camera; determining corresponding image synthesis weights of image pixel blocks according to pixel color gray scale variations, pixel color gray scale differences and pixel color gray scale offsets of the image pixel blocks of each shot image; forming a high dynamic range panoramic shot image based on the image synthesis weights of the image pixel blocks of each shot image; and splicing all the high dynamic range panoramic shot images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KANDAO TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD
    Inventors: Dan Chen, Zhijing Shao
  • Patent number: 11061397
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for controlling unmanned systems (UMSs), such as unmanned aircraft, are provided. A UMS can be provided that includes core systems, auxiliary systems, a payload, and a power system. The power system can provide uninterruptible power for a first power domain that includes the core systems. The power system can provide interruptible power for each of a second power domain and a third power domain. The second power domain can include the auxiliary systems, and the third power domain can include the payload. First circuitry of the power system can prevent a single overcurrent fault in the third power domain from causing an electrical fault in either the first power domain or the second power domain. Second circuitry of the power system can prevent a single overcurrent fault in the second power domain from causing an electrical fault in the first power domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Insitu Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Fenwick, Kenneth Hillen, Douglas Allyn Miller, David Rathbun
  • Patent number: 11063303
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery includes: an electrode assembly including a first electrode and a second electrode; a case receiving the electrode assembly; a cap plate bonded to the case; a first terminal electrically connected to the first electrode and protruded outside the cap plate; and a first current collector electrically connecting the first electrode and the first terminal, and the first current collector includes a first groove formed in a first surface facing toward the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minhyung Guen
  • Patent number: 11063277
    Abstract: A method of controlling ignition of a vehicle having a fuel cell system is provided. In particular, the method includes a step of determining an idling state of the vehicle, a step of determining whether to enable a fuel cell on/off mode, a step of determining a degree of water balance of a fuel cell stack, and a step of turning off a vehicle's ignition switch. More specifically, a fuel cell system controller determines whether to enable a fuel-cell on/off mode based on a coolant temperature of the fuel cell system once the idling state is determined, and also determines a degree of water balance of a fuel cell stack of the fuel cell system. The fuel cell system controller turns off the vehicle's ignition switch, when a predetermined time passes, based on the degree of water balance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin Lee
  • Patent number: 11060349
    Abstract: A window shade assembly including a shade tube configured to support a shade and extending longitudinally, a mounting bracket, a motor assembly extending within the shade tube and coupled to the shade tube, and a battery pack extending within the shade tube. A central axis extends longitudinally through the center of the shade tube. The motor assembly is configured to rotate the shade tube relative to the mounting bracket about the central axis to at least one of raise and lower the shade. The battery pack includes a battery housing and at least one battery. The battery housing couples the motor assembly with the mounting bracket and defines at least one battery bay. The at least one battery is carried within the at least one battery bay. The at least one battery is configured to store and provide energy to the motor assembly for rotating the shade tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GeigTech East Bay LLC
    Inventor: James Geiger
  • Patent number: 11060288
    Abstract: The retention of roofing granules on bituminous roofing products is enhanced by providing an adherent material in the interstices between the exterior surface of the roofing granules and the exposed upper surface of the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Keith C. Hong, Joong Youn Kim
  • Patent number: 11063199
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for internally heated concentrated solar power (CSP) thermal absorbers. The system and method involve an energy-generating device having at least one heating unit. At least one heating unit preheats the energy-generating device in order to expedite the startup time of the energy-generating device, thereby allowing for an increase in efficiency for the production of energy. In some embodiments, the energy-generating device is a CSP thermal absorber. The CSP thermal absorber comprises a housing, a thermal barrier, a light-transparent reservoir containing a liquid alkali metal, at least one alkali metal thermal-to-electric converter (AMTEC) cell, an artery return channel, and at least one heating unit. Each heating unit comprises a heating device and a metal fin. The metal fin is submerged into the liquid alkali metal, thereby allowing the heating device to heat the liquid alkali metal via the fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James W. Fonda, John H. Belk
  • Patent number: 11059281
    Abstract: A laminate material with a metal exposed portion is efficiently produced. A peeling step is performed in which a laser beam L is irradiated on a resin layer 17, 18 of a laminate raw material 10 in which a resin layer 17, 18 is laminated on at least one surface of a metal foil 11 to peel the resin layer 17, 18 and the metal foil 11 to thereby form a peeled portion 21, 22. Thereafter, the resin layers 17 and 18 corresponding to the peeled portions 21 and 22 are cut off to expose the metal foil 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO PACKAGING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Nagata, Tsutomu Ganse
  • Patent number: 11056997
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) module can include a PV laminate, a frame coupled to a perimeter of the laminate, a junction box that includes a housing for an electrical connection between a plurality of PV cells of the laminate and a plurality of conductors, and an electronics enclosure coupled to the frame. In embodiments, the electronics enclosure can include electronic circuitry that is electrically coupled to the plurality of conductors and to another photovoltaic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventor: David B. DeGraaff
  • Patent number: 11052769
    Abstract: A traction control system and a method of controlling at least one traction motor of a trailer coupled to a work vehicle are provided. The method includes determining a work vehicle traction force, determining an output force command for at least one traction motor based at least partially on the work vehicle traction force, and controlling at least one traction motor according to the output force command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Vande Haar, Steven A. Duppong, Zachary Kail, Chase A. Freidig
  • Patent number: 11052954
    Abstract: A vehicular straightening device includes: a straightening member disposed in front of a front wheel of a vehicle so as to be movable upward and downward with respect to a vehicle body; a drive unit that moves the straightening member up and down with respect to the vehicle body between a storage position on a vehicle body side and a straightening position where the straightening member protrudes downward from the vehicle body; and a connecting mechanism that connects the straightening member and the drive unit and releases a connection between the straightening member and the drive unit when an external force acts on the straightening member at the straightening position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tokuhiro Shiga, Yukihide Shibutani, Hideki Mizuno