Patents Examined by Rachid Bendidi
  • Patent number: 10847044
    Abstract: A method for providing aircraft descent data and approach data onboard an aircraft is provided. The method determines a safe descent area bounded by an outer boundary region, by a processor communicatively coupled to a system memory element, based on an optimum glideslope angle, variable glideslope data, and a continuously monitored boundary exceedance condition; and presents graphical elements associated with the safe descent area, the optimum glideslope angle, and the outer boundary region, by a display device communicatively coupled to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kiran Mancheiah Venkataramana, Mohan Gowda Chandrashekarappa, Purushothama C
  • Patent number: 10831202
    Abstract: A domain specific language for use in constructing simulations within real environments is described. In an example, a computing device associated with a vehicle can receive, from one or more sensors associated with the vehicle, sensor data associated with an environment within which the vehicle is positioned. In an example, the vehicle can be an autonomous vehicle. The computing device associated with the vehicle can receive simulated data associated with one or more primitives that are to be instantiated as a scenario in the environment. The computing device can merge the sensor data and the simulated data to generate aggregated data and determine a trajectory along which the vehicle is to drive based at least in part on the aggregated data. The computing device can determine instructions for executing the trajectory and can assess the performance of the vehicle based on how the vehicle responds to the scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Lee Askeland, Ryan Martin Cahoon, Gary Linscott
  • Patent number: 10824735
    Abstract: A vehicle security network design device may comprise: a level assigning unit for assigning an automobile safety integrity level (ASIL) which provides a risk management standard for each of a plurality of functional elements in a vehicle that is at least temporarily implemented by a processor; a calculation unit for calculating device's controllability with respect to each of the plurality of functional elements on the basis of a connection structure between the plurality of functional elements and a difference value of the ASIL; and a management unit for generating a risk analysis model of a plurality of functional elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: ICTK HOLDINGS CO., LTD., IUCF-HYU(INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY)
    Inventors: Dong Kyue Kim, Byong Deok Choi
  • Patent number: 10802575
    Abstract: There is provided a vehicle comprising a body having an exterior, an external display screen visible on the exterior of the body, a proximity sensor, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a vehicle information database including vehicle information, and a hardware processor executing the executable code to detect, using the proximity sensor, an individual within a proximity of the vehicle, activate the external display screen in response to detecting the individual within the proximity of the vehicle, display, on the external display screen, the vehicle information from the vehicle information database stored in the memory, in response to detecting the individual within the proximity of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC
    Inventors: Fairuz Jane Schlecht, Nikola Kostov Stefanov
  • Patent number: 10793164
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for the logical configuration of vehicle control systems based on driver profiles. A vehicle control computer may identify driving behavior of a driver of a vehicle through vehicle operation data provided by one or more of vehicle sensors, a telematics device, and a mobile device. Based on the driving behavior, the vehicle control computer may develop a first driving profile for the driver of the vehicle. The vehicle control computer transmit the first driving profile to a remote server storing driving profiles of a plurality of users. The vehicle control computer may download a second driving profile associated with a different driver from the remote server. The vehicle control computer may configure vehicle operations based off of the second driving profile associated with the different driver and may actuate vehicle operation based on the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Aleksandr Likhterman, Sunil Chintakindi, Harini Anand
  • Patent number: 10769870
    Abstract: An example method includes determining identifying information for a vehicle to be serviced. The method further includes receiving at least one symptom identifier for the vehicle. The method further includes sending a request over a communication network to a remote server for a PID filter list for the vehicle, the request comprising the identifying information for the vehicle and the at least one symptom identifier for the vehicle. The method additionally includes receiving a response to the request over the communication network from the remote server, the response comprising the PID filter list for the vehicle. The method further includes determining, based on the PID filter list for the vehicle, a symptom-based subset of PIDs for the vehicle from a set of available PIDs. The method additionally includes displaying, on a display interface, the symptom-based subset of PIDs for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Bradley R. Lewis, Patrick S. Merg, Roy S. Brozovich, Jacob G. Foreman, Joshua C. Covington, Brett A. Kelley, Steven E. Miskovic
  • Patent number: 10761529
    Abstract: A method for controlling a motor vehicle includes detecting a first predefined trajectory, determining a region across which the first trajectory leads, determining a second trajectory that has a different extension in the determined region than the first trajectory, detecting a driver-controlled selection of one of the trajectories, and autonomously controlling the motor vehicle in such a way that it follows the selected trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Lukas Oppolzer
  • Patent number: 10759044
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for controlled motion of a tool. In one embodiment, the device can support a tool needed to perform an activity requiring a highly-precise, stable motion, while also accommodating a person's hand for the purposes of moving the tool. In another embodiment, the device of the present invention allows for rotational motion of a tool independently of the directive motion of the tool. In yet another embodiment, the present invention relates to the design of a force transducer useful in a cooperative robot. The device and methods of the present invention are particularly useful for microsurgery or other tasks that are typically performed using cooperative robotics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ELYTRA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas L. Adelman
  • Patent number: 10745010
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for detecting anomalous vehicle behavior. It is determined whether a plurality of received car probes include one or more indicators of unusual behavior. An object agent corresponding to a vehicle having a car probe that includes an indicator of unusual behavior is selected. A search is performed to select one or more vehicles surrounding the vehicle having a car probe that includes an indicator of unusual behavior. An information entropy is determined from received car probes, for the vehicle having a car probe that includes an indicator of unusual behavior and for each of the selected surrounding vehicles. An anomalous point value is calculated for each vehicle, based on the determined information entropies. In response to determining that the anomalous point value for a car exceeds a pre-determined threshold, the vehicle is flagged as a vehicle exhibiting anomalous behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mari Abe Fukuda, Satoshi Hosokawa, Yasutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10710585
    Abstract: A trailer backup assist system is provided herein. The system includes a calibration feature for calibrating an imaging device used for hitch angle detection. The system also employs multiple hitch angle detection methods, a number of which may run in parallel to increase the intervals at which a hitch angle can be measured. The system additionally includes a predictive feature in which a hitch angle can be predicted in instances where a trailer sensing device fails. The system is further configured to estimate a trailer length and generate steering commands that are invariant to the estimated trailer length under certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Zheng Hu, Erick Michael Lavoie, Darrel Alan Recker, John P. Joyce, Donald Jacob Mattern, Michael Hafner, Li Xu, Eric Hongtei Tseng, Thomas Edward Pilutti
  • Patent number: 10696179
    Abstract: An electrically powered vehicle includes a power supply device, a first outlet, a second outlet, and an electronic control unit. The first outlet configured to be connected to an external equipment that is not constituent equipment of the electrically powered vehicle. The second outlet is configured to be connected to an external equipment that is not constituent equipment of the electrically powered vehicle. While first power feed and second power feed are being executed simultaneously, in a case where first power feed electric power exceeds a first threshold or in a case where total electric power of the first power feed and the second power feed exceeds a second threshold, the electronic control unit is configured to temporarily stop the second power feed and continue the first power feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Ueo, Keisuke Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 10689113
    Abstract: An example system includes an aerial vehicle, a sensor, and a winch system. The winch system includes a tether disposed on a spool, a motor operable to apply a torque to the tether, and a payload coupling apparatus coupled to the tether and configured to mechanically couple to a payload. The system also includes a repositioning apparatus configured to reposition the payload coupling apparatus in at least a horizontal direction. A control system is configured to control the aerial vehicle to deploy the payload coupling apparatus by unwinding the tether from the spool; receive, while the aerial vehicle hovers above the payload and from the sensor, data indicative of a position of the payload coupling apparatus in relation to the payload; and reposition, using the repositioning apparatus and based on the data, the payload coupling apparatus in the horizontal direction to mechanically couple to the payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: Andre Prager, Trevor Shannon, Adam Woodworth
  • Patent number: 10683007
    Abstract: Provided is a collision avoidance support device capable of terminating traveling direction automatic control at a timing appropriate for a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kotaro Saiki, Motoki Nishimura, Kohei Morotomi
  • Patent number: 10669003
    Abstract: A ship having improved power efficiency is provided. The ship comprises: a power grid; a power cost generator which determines the cost of power; a generator which is connected to the power grid and analyzes the cost of power so as to autonomously determine whether to produce power; an energy storage device which is connected to the power grid and analyzes the cost of power so as to autonomously determine whether to store power; and a load which is connected to the power grid and analyzes the cost of power so as to autonomously determine whether to use power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yun Tae Kang
  • Patent number: 10661442
    Abstract: A calibration article is provided for calibrating a robot and 3D camera. The calibration article includes side surfaces that are angled inward toward a top surface. The robot and camera are calibrated by capturing positional data of the calibration article relative to the robot and the camera. The captured data is used to generate correlation data between the robot and the camera. The correlation data is used by the controller to align the robot with the camera during operational use of the robot and camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Jianjun Wang, Remus Boca, Biao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10654332
    Abstract: An automatic tilting vehicle comprises left and right front wheels and a rear wheel. A control unit controls a vehicle tilting device so that the tilt angle of the vehicle becomes the target tilt angle. The control device is configured to swingingly vibrates the vehicle in the lateral direction by tilting the vehicle by the vehicle tilting device, to estimate a height of the center of gravity of the vehicle based on a resonance period of swinging vibration of the vehicle, and to correct the target tilt angle such that a perpendicular passing through the estimated center of gravity passes within a range of a triangle formed by connecting grounding points of the left and right front wheels and a grounding point of the rear wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kameda, Takahito Ishino, Hirotaka Kamano, Osamu Yasuike
  • Patent number: 10632995
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to determine a vehicle launch path based on a specified speed and vehicle physical attributes, and upon detecting an object in the launch path, to deactivate the vehicle launch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Melatti, Patrick Lawrence Jackson Van Hoecke, Danielle Rosenblatt, Hamid M. Golgiri
  • Patent number: 10632620
    Abstract: A motion control method for a robot is disclosed. The robot includes a determining module, a merging module, and a controlling module. The determining module determines whether at least two motion tasks executed in an adjacent sequence satisfy a merging condition. The merging module merges the at least two motion tasks to a new motion task, when the merging condition is satisfied. The controlling module controls the robot to perform the new motion task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Jiawen Hu, Gaobo Huang
  • Patent number: 10618176
    Abstract: A force detector provided between a robot arm and a robot hand detects forces Fx, Fy, and Fz. A robot controller performs a filtering process for the forces Fx and Fy by a first low-pass filter of a cutoff frequency Fc1, moves the robot hand so that the forces Fx and Fy become smaller, corrects a trajectory of the robot arm, performs a filtering process for the force Fz by a second low-pass filter of a cutoff frequency Fc2 having a frequency higher than the cutoff frequency Fc1, performs a threshold value determination for the force Fz, and stops the movement of the robot hand when the force Fz exceeds a threshold value during a fitting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10618513
    Abstract: In a parking assist method executed using a parking assist ECU configured to control a subject vehicle to move along a targeted parking route to a target parking position, the control amount of a yaw angle of the subject vehicle with respect to the targeted parking route is increased in accordance with the decrease in a remaining distance to the target parking position of the subject vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yasuhisa Hayakawa