Patents Examined by Russell Frejd
  • Patent number: 12035649
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle includes: a chassis; at least one adjustable agricultural tool carried by the chassis and configured to function according to at least one operating parameter; and a controller operably coupled to the at least one adjustable agricultural tool. The controller is configured to: generate a user profile that includes at least one operating parameter setting corresponding to the at least one operating parameter; output the user profile to an external device; receive a modified user profile that includes at least one suggested parameter setting corresponding to at least one suggested operating parameter for at the least one adjustable agricultural tool; and cause adjustment of the at least one adjustable agricultural tool so the at least one adjustable agricultural tool functions according to the at least one suggested operating parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Antich
  • Patent number: 12037775
    Abstract: A work machine includes a sensor that detects a retroreflective material and other objects in a distinguishable manner, a solenoid valve that restricts an operation signal outputted from an operation device, and a controller configured to control the solenoid valve based on the detection result. The controller controls the solenoid valve based on information concerning whether or not the object detected by the sensor is a retroreflective material and information concerning whether a position of the object detected by the sensor is in a first detection region at least partially including an operation range of a machine body or a second detection region located adjacent to and above the first detection region. This makes it possible to restrain contact between the work machine and an obstacle while restraining a reduction in a detection range due to exclusion of a structure of the work machine from an object of detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Hagiwara, Kazuhiko Mizoguchi, Keiichirou Anahara
  • Patent number: 12039867
    Abstract: A method may include obtaining input information relating to an environment in which an autonomous vehicle (AV) operates, the input information describing at least one of: a state of the AV, an operation of the AV within the environment, a property of the environment, or an object included in the environment. The method may include identifying a first object in the vicinity of the AV based on the obtained input information. The method may include determining a first object rule corresponding to the first object, the first object rule indicating suggested driving behavior for interacting with the first object. The method may include determining a first decision that follows the first object rule and sending an instruction to a control system of the AV, the instruction describing a given operation of the AV responsive to the first object rule according to the first decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: CYNGN, INC.
    Inventors: Biao Ma, Lior Tal
  • Patent number: 12037035
    Abstract: A system and a method includes a monitoring device disposed onboard a first vehicle of a vehicle system. The monitoring device may obtain information about one or more of the monitoring device, the first vehicle, the vehicle system, or a route along which the vehicle system moves. The system includes a communication system having one or more processors configured to wirelessly activate and communicate with the monitoring device. The communication system is configured to wirelessly activate the monitoring device by controlling the monitoring device to establish a communication link between the monitoring device and a control system disposed onboard another vehicle of the vehicle system. The communication system is separate from and disposed a distance away from the monitoring device and the vehicle system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Carl L. Haas, Padam D. Swar
  • Patent number: 12038299
    Abstract: To provide content-aware audio navigation instructions, a client device executing a mapping application obtains one or more audio navigation directions for traversing from a starting location to a destination location along a route. The client device also identifies electronic media content playing from a source different from the mapping application which is executing at the client device or in proximity to the client device. The client device determines characteristics of the electronic media content and adjusts the audio navigation directions in accordance with the characteristics of the electronic media content. Then the client device presents the adjusted audio navigation directions to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Victor Carbune, Matthew Sharifi
  • Patent number: 12032945
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring use, determining risk, and pricing insurance policies for a vehicle having one or more autonomous or semi-autonomous operation features arm provided. According to certain aspects, the operating status of the features, the identity of a vehicle operator, risk levels for operation of the vehicle by the vehicle operator, or damage to the vehicle may be determined based upon sensor or other data. According to further aspects, decisions regarding transferring control between the features and the vehicle operator may be made based upon sensor data and information regarding the vehicle operator. Additional aspects may recommend or install updates to the autonomous operation features based upon determined risk levels. Some aspects may include monitoring transportation infrastructure and communicating information about the infrastructure to vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Brian Mark Fields, Chien Che Huang, Mohamed A. Wazeer, Shawn C. Bennett, Steven C. Cielocha, Ronny S. Bryant, Stephen Kohaus, Terry Quakenbush, Richard A. Novak, Craig M. Main, Weixin Wu, Torri Wollenschlager, Carol Marie Csanda, Stacey Gorsuch, Todd Binion, Aaron Scott Chan
  • Patent number: 12030495
    Abstract: A travel assist device includes: a creation unit configured to create a traveling profile based on a total traveling distance; and an output unit configured to output an operation amount according to a target state amount, which is a target value of a state amount indicated by the traveling profile, to at least one of a driving device and a braking device. In a state in which a vehicle travels by the driving of at least one of the above devices based on the operation amount, the creation unit re-creates a traveling profile so that the acceleration of the vehicle does not exceed a predetermined limit value if the difference between an actual value of the state amount and the target state amount is equal to or larger than a judgment difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 12030487
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a detection sensor configured to acquire a front view of the vehicle, and configured to detect an obstacle in the front view; and a controller including at least one processor which is configured to process data obtained from the detection sensor. The controller may be configured to determine a predicted position of a collision between the vehicle and the obstacle, determine an avoidance position capable of avoiding a collision with the obstacle based on the collision prediction position, generate a plurality of avoidance paths corresponding to a plurality of predetermined conditions, respectively, based on the avoidance position, and control a steering angle adjustment unit to follow any one of the plurality of avoidance paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Jonghyeok Park, Byeong Hyeok Min, Hyungmin Ko, Taeyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 12025747
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method comprises: generating first output using a first sensor of a vehicle comprising an infrared camera or an event-based sensor, the first output indicating a portion of surroundings of the vehicle; providing the first output to a LiDAR of the vehicle having a field of view (FOV); configuring a resolution of the LiDAR based at least in part on the first output; generating a representation of at least part of the surroundings of the vehicle using the LiDAR; providing, to a perception component of the vehicle, second output of a second sensor of the vehicle and third output of the LiDAR, the perception component configured to perform object detection, sensor fusion, and object tracking regarding the second and third outputs, wherein the first output bypasses at least part of the perception component; and performing motion control of the vehicle using a fourth output of the perception component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Atieva, Inc.
    Inventor: Qiang Lu
  • Patent number: 12024851
    Abstract: A loading machine includes a swing body and work equipment with a bucket. A control device of the loading machine includes a loading target specifying unit that specifies a position and shape of a loading target, an avoidance position specifying unit, and a movement processing unit. The avoidance position specifying unit specifies an interference avoidance position based on the position and shape of the loading target. The movement processing unit outputs an operation signal to drive only the swing body until the bucket reaches the interference avoidance position from a loading position above the loading target, to cause the bucket to move to the interference avoidance position. The movement processing unit outputs an operation signal to drive the swing body and the work equipment after the bucket has reached the interference avoidance position, to cause the bucket to move to an excavation position above an excavation target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Konda, Kazuhiro Hatake, Takeshi Oi, Masanori Aizawa
  • Patent number: 12024103
    Abstract: A management system for identifying and bio-monitoring at least one user of a vehicle. An associated personal module is configured to access personal data of a user and thereby identify the user. The management system includes: a vehicle-related module configured to access at least one vehicle component; and a communication module configured to enable an exchange of data between the personal module and the vehicle-related module, even when the personal module is outside the vehicle. The vehicle-related module is configured to make or allow at least one change to the at least one vehicle component based on the exchanged data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventor: Hermann Schindler
  • Patent number: 12017690
    Abstract: A data-driven integral sliding mode control method, system and device for a high-speed electric multiple unit (EMU) is provided, which relates to the field of operation control of EMUs. The method includes performing kinetic analysis on an operation process of a high-speed EMU to enable an input and output data set of the EMU to be equivalent to a multi-input-multi-output (MIMO) discrete-time nonlinear system; constructing an EMU full format dynamic linearization (FFDL) data model involving a generalized disturbance based on the MIMO discrete-time nonlinear system; designing an equivalent control law and a switching control law based on the FFDL data model; and establishing a MIMO EMU integral sliding mode control law, thus controlling the operation of the high-speed EMU. According to the present disclosure, the integral sliding mode control law is deduced based on the FFDL data model to conduct nonlinear control of the EMU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: East China Jiaotong University
    Inventors: Zhongqi Li, Liang Zhou, Mengying Li, Feng Xu
  • Patent number: 12018955
    Abstract: A system and method for presenting electric vehicle charging options that include determining a current geo-location of an electric vehicle and determining a current state of charge of a battery of the electric vehicle. The system and method also include determining at least one charging station that is within a remaining distance that the electric vehicle is capable of traveling based on the current geo-location of the electric vehicle and the current state of charge of the battery of the electric vehicle. The system and method further include presenting a charging station map user interface that pin points the current geo-location of the electric vehicle and the at least one charging station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eri Izumi Maeda, David Wong Cun, Satoru Shinzaki
  • Patent number: 12010942
    Abstract: A work vehicle includes a chassis, and a work implement movably coupled to the chassis and configured to perform a field-engaging function. The work machine also includes an actuator coupled to the work implement and configured to adjust a position of the work implement relative to a ground surface. The work machine further includes a controller in communication with an output device and a communication module. The controller is configured to monitor a location of the work machine via the communication module. The controller is also configured to load a field map from a field map database, the field map identifying at least one impact event comprising a geotagged location. The controller is further configured to display an alert via the output device in response to the location of the work machine approaching within a predetermined distance from the geotagged location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Austin J. Karst
  • Patent number: 12014585
    Abstract: An unusual-noise determination device for a vehicle that performs unusual-noise determination to determine whether a power transmission system of the vehicle is generating unusual noise. The unusual-noise determination device includes an execution device and a memory device. The memory device stores a neural network that uses the maximum sound pressure and the excess ratio as inputs, and outputs a determination result variable, which is a variable indicating a result of the unusual-noise determination. The neural network is a trained neural network that has been trained using various values related to each of multiple vehicles as training data. The execution device is configured to perform the unusual-noise determination based on an output of the trained neural network that uses, as inputs, the maximum sound pressure and the excess ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Tabata, Ken Imamura, Koichi Okuda, Masato Nakano, Toshiaki Tamachi
  • Patent number: 12012110
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for intelligently transforming data to generate improved output data, including, for example, for use in a multi-application network with disparate parties. The systems and methods include transforming data using a probabilistic network and a knowledge base generated using historic data to generate improved output data and include the steps of receiving first data associated with a first user and associated with a first incident object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: CRAWFORD GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Naoom, Michael Rortvedt, Trent Tinsley
  • Patent number: 12007728
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting and predicting the motion of objects within the surrounding environment of a system such as an autonomous vehicle. For example, an autonomous vehicle can obtain sensor data from a plurality of sensors comprising at least two different sensor modalities (e.g., RADAR, LIDAR, camera) and fused together to create a fused sensor sample. The fused sensor sample can then be provided as input to a machine learning model (e.g., a machine learning model for object detection and/or motion prediction). The machine learning model can have been trained by independently applying sensor dropout to the at least two different sensor modalities. Outputs received from the machine learning model in response to receipt of the fused sensor samples are characterized by improved generalization performance over multiple sensor modalities, thus yielding improved performance in detecting objects and predicting their future locations, as well as improved navigation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Abhishek Mohta, Fang-Chieh Chou, Carlos Vallespi-Gonzalez, Brian C. Becker, Nemanja Djuric
  • Patent number: 12008909
    Abstract: Data regarding possible flight paths for a drone in relation to a start location and a destination is analyzed using a computer. Air space accessibility over a plurality of properties is determined, as part of a criteria, and the air space accessibility includes property owner permission and authorization for drone flight paths over the properties, respectively. Legal regulations regarding the possible drone flight paths over locations including the plurality of properties is determined as part of the criteria. An approved flight path is generated which includes permissions for the flight path granted by the property owners for flying through respective air space over the respective properties, and meeting legal regulations for flying over the locations including the respective properties on the possible flight paths. The approved flight path is sent to the drone or a drone control system for initiating a flight of the drone along the approved flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Hyman David Chantz
  • Patent number: 12007763
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for new paradigms for user interaction with an unmanned aerial vehicle (referred to as a flying digital assistant or FDA) using a portable multifunction device (PMD) such as smart phone. In some embodiments, a magic wand user interaction paradigm is described for intuitive control of an FDA using a PMD. In other embodiments, methods for scripting a shot are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Skydio, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Bachrach, Adam Bry, Matthew Donahoe
  • Patent number: 12006658
    Abstract: A power system may include a high-speed flywheel connected to an engine of a machine; a battery; a motor-generator unit (MGU) connected to the engine and the battery; and a turbocharger connected to the engine. One or more of the high-speed flywheel, the battery and the MGU, or the turbocharger may be configured to provide supplemental power to power provided by the engine to operate the machine, or provide replacement power when no power is provided by the engine to operate the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Koci, Jay R. Steffen, Fang Guo, Richard W. Kruiswyk, Gaurav Vasudeva, Robert Michael McDavid, Timothy Adam Bazyn