Patents Examined by Tyler D. Paige
  • Patent number: 11182988
    Abstract: Apparatus, device, methods and system relating to a vehicular telemetry environment for monitoring vehicle components and providing indications towards the rating condition of the vehicle components and providing optimal indications towards replacement or maintenance of vehicle components before vehicle component failure are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Davidson
  • Patent number: 11182987
    Abstract: Apparatus, device, methods and system relating to a vehicular telemetry environment for monitoring vehicle components and providing indications towards the effective remaining life condition of the vehicle components and providing optimal indications towards replacement or maintenance of vehicle components before vehicle component failure are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Davidson
  • Patent number: 11180945
    Abstract: A door opening and closing device includes: a door drive unit capable of opening and closing a door; a detection means for detecting a subject present in an approach area; a measurement unit that measures a distance from the detection means to the subject; a determination unit that determines whether the subject has stopped in the approach area; a setting unit that sets a trigger zone in the approach area a; and a control means for starting control to drive the door drive unit when the subject is determined to have moved into the trigger zone. The setting unit sets the trigger zone to drive the door drive unit on the basis of the separation distance from the detection means to a stopped position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: U-SHIN LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Tokudome
  • Patent number: 11174045
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for autonomously performing and/or facilitating drone diagnostic functions. Prior to a mission of a UAV, an inspection station comprising at least one imaging sensor and at least one directional force sensor may be used to perform a plurality of air worthiness inspections and/or maintenance checks with little to no human intervention. Once the UAV has been determined to be air worthy, it is approved for a subsequent mission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Julio Gil
  • Patent number: 11176762
    Abstract: Apparatus, device, methods and system relating to a vehicular telemetry environment for monitoring vehicle components and providing indications towards the rating condition of the vehicle components and providing optimal indications towards replacement or maintenance of vehicle components before vehicle component failure are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Davidson
  • Patent number: 11175655
    Abstract: A carrier aerial vehicle system includes a propulsion component configured to enable the carrier aerial vehicle system to be in flight. The carrier aerial vehicle system further includes a retention mechanism configured to allow a plurality of deployable parasite aerial vehicles to be coupled to the retention mechanism and released from the retention mechanism while the carrier aerial vehicle system is in flight. The carrier aerial vehicle system further includes a communication component configured to enable the carrier aerial vehicle system to wireless communicate with the plurality of parasite deployable aerial vehicles. The carrier aerial vehicle system further includes a processor configured to determine a position on the retention mechanism for each deployable parasite aerial vehicle of the plurality of deployable parasite aerial vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Skyfront Corp.
    Inventor: Troy Mestler
  • Patent number: 11176832
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for fleet based aircraft flight planning using real-time intelligence. For example, a system may include a simulation engine configured to calculate flight modification parameters associated with an aircraft based on real-time flight data of the aircraft, real-time weather data along a flight path of the aircraft, and real-time planning data of the aircraft, and then transmit the flight modification parameters to a flight management system (FMS) of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Mohan, Narayanan Srinivasan, Kirupakar Janakiraman, Ramkumar Rajendran
  • Patent number: 11170585
    Abstract: A system and method of performing fault diagnosis and analysis for one or more vehicles. The method includes: obtaining design failure mode and effect analysis (DFMEA) data that specifies a plurality of failure modes; receiving diagnostic association data; receiving vehicle operation signals association data; generating augmented DFMEA data that indicates a causal relationship between the diagnostic data and the first set of failure modes, and that indicates a causal relationship between the vehicle operation signals data and the second set of failure modes, wherein the augmented DFMEA data is generated based on the DFMEA data, the diagnostic association data, and the vehicle operation signals association data; and performing fault diagnosis and analysis for the one or more vehicles using the augmented DFMEA data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Chaitanya Sankavaram, Dnyanesh G. Rajpathak, Azeem Sarwar, Xiangxing Lu, Dean G. Sorrell, Layne K. Wiggins
  • Patent number: 11162809
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and a method for route guidance. The method for route guidance includes receiving a destination from a user; determining a current position of a vehicle; calculating a driving route from the current position to the destination; when an intersection exists within in a predetermined distance on the driving route while performing the route guidance according to the calculated driving route, confirming a ranking of a search link positioned on the calculated driving route among search links exiting from an end node existing on the intersection; comparing rotation direction information of the search link corresponding to the confirmed ranking of the search link with moving direction information of a lane on which the vehicle is positioned; and performing lane change guidance of the vehicle according to a comparison result of the rotation direction information and the moving direction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ki Wook Lee, Hye Kyung Byun, Tae Kyu Han
  • Patent number: 11156468
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a route guidance method. The route guidance method includes calculating a driving route from a current location of a moving body to a destination, determining whether an intersection or a forked road exists at a predetermined distance from the current location of the moving body on the calculated driving route, checking, when the intersection or the forked road exists, link information corresponding to a lane in which the moving body is located and determining a moving direction toward the intersection or the forked road, determining an entry route for entering the intersection or the forked road according to the determined moving direction, and transmitting the determined entry route to the moving body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ki Wook Lee, Hye Kyung Byun, Tae Kyu Han
  • Patent number: 11155272
    Abstract: An odometry acquiring unit acquires odometry information including a yaw rate applied to a vehicle and a steering angle of the vehicle. An estimate calculating unit calculates an estimate of a turning radius based on the steering angle and the yaw rate acquired by the odometry acquiring unit. A change rate calculating unit calculates a yaw change rate representing a degree of change in the yaw rate acquired by the odometry acquiring unit. A contribution adjusting unit makes an adjustment of decreasing a contribution of the yaw rate and increasing a contribution of the steering angle, to calculation of an estimate performed by the estimate calculating unit, as the yaw change rate increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naotsugu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11148676
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, systems, and methods for a computer-aided or autonomous driving (CA/AD) system to detect an anomalous image associated with image data from one or more cameras of a computer-aided or autonomous driving (CA/AD) vehicle. Embodiments may include a sensor interface disposed in the CA/AD vehicle to receive, from the one or more cameras, a stream of image data including single view image data captured by the one or more cameras or multi-view image data collaboratively captured by multiple ones of the one or more cameras. In embodiments, a consistency analysis unit disposed in the CA/AD vehicle is coupled to the sensor interface to perform a consistency check on pixel-level data using single view or multi-view geometric methods to determine whether the image data includes an anomalous image. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash Kumar, Sridhar Sharma, Nilesh Ahuja
  • Patent number: 11144072
    Abstract: An adaptive system in an aircraft for presenting speed and altitude recommendations for supersonic flight on an aircraft display unit is provided. The system is configured to: predict, based on received aircraft sensor inputs from on board aircraft sensors, an optimum speed and altitude profile while flying in a supersonic phase of flight between a plurality of waypoints for the current aircraft model, wind conditions, and mission; and determine using a SONIC boom prediction model whether the optimum speed and altitude profile would cause an acceptable BOOM effect per a predefined BOOM effect threshold limit during flight between the plurality of waypoints, wherein a BOOM effect is a perceived sound level on land due to unrestricted supersonic flight over land, and wherein a BOOM effect threshold limit is an acceptable perceived sound level on land due to supersonic flight over land.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Prashanth Thirumalaivenjamur, Arivazhagan V, Raghu Shamasundar
  • Patent number: 11142201
    Abstract: A vehicle launch control system for a vehicle (10) comprising an input for receiving an indication signal to indicate that vehicle launch is imminent; a sensor system (12, 22) configured to determine a terrain characteristic of the terrain in the path of the vehicle if the indication signal is received; and a processing module (33) configured to determine whether the terrain characteristic is likely to result in an unwanted level of wheel slip if the vehicle is launched, wherein the processing module (33) is further configured to provide an output to indicate that an unwanted level of wheel slip will occur based on the outcome of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Edward Hoare, Thuy-Yung Tran, Aleksandr Bystrov
  • Patent number: 11125543
    Abstract: A closed, self-contained ballistic apogee detection module for use in a projectile, such as a rocket, mortar round, or artillery round, fuses data from multiple built-in sensors, such as an accelerometer, a magnetometer, and a gyroscope, and processes the data using a microprocessor through a custom quaternion extended Kalman filter to provide accurate state and orientation information about the projectile so as to accurately predict apogee. The module outputs a signal indicating apogee detection or prediction which they projectile uses to initiate fuze arming, targeting control, airbody transformation, maneuvering, flow effector deployment or activation, payload exposure or deployment, and/or other mission activity. Because the system and method of the invention does not rely on external environmental data to detect apogee, it need not use a pressure sensor and can be completely sealed in and closed without requiring access to air from outside the projectile for barometric readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jankowski, Anthony Opperman, Gerard Skebe
  • Patent number: 11126200
    Abstract: An approach is provided for creating an interface for a campaign management platform to transmit a sensor data request for digital map data. The approach, for example, involves retrieving, by the campaign management platform, the sensor data request specifying a sensor data collection event to be performed on a road segment, a geographic area, or a combination thereof. The approach involves publishing the sensor data request to the interface. The interface comprises a plurality of layers including an active request layer, a newly published request layer, a revoked request layer, or a combination thereof. A plurality of vehicles, a manufacturer platform associated with the plurality of vehicles, or a combination thereof accesses at least one of the plurality of layers to fulfill the sensor data request. The publishing, for example, can be performed according to publishing time cadence or period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Zoltan Gaal, Dennis Scott Williamson
  • Patent number: 11126179
    Abstract: Techniques for determining and/or predicting a trajectory of an object by using the appearance of the object, as captured in an image, are discussed herein. Image data, sensor data, and/or a predicted trajectory of the object (e.g., a pedestrian, animal, and the like) may be used to train a machine learning model that can subsequently be provided to, and used by, an autonomous vehicle for operation and navigation. In some implementations, predicted trajectories may be compared to actual trajectories and such comparisons are used as training data for machine learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasiliy Karasev, Tencia Lee, James William Vaisey Philbin, Sarah Tariq, Kai Zhenyu Wang
  • Patent number: 11125858
    Abstract: A method for initial calibration of a sensor for a driver assistance system of a vehicle, comprising the steps of: detecting a trajectory of the vehicle by way of a reference device disposed externally to the vehicle; ascertaining a sensor axis of the sensor; ascertaining a travel axis of the vehicle from the detected trajectory; and ascertaining an angle between the sensor axis and the travel axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Carsten Ulrich, Stephan Dorenkamp
  • Patent number: 11129000
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for integratedly managing a vehicle operation state. A vehicle integration management method performed by a server implemented by using a computer may include receiving vehicle operation data related to an operation state of the vehicle from a vehicle terminal mounted or embedded in the vehicle; and providing a service related to the vehicle operation data through a dedicated application on a user terminal used by a user of the vehicle. The providing may provide at least one of an operation report, a parking impact notification, and an accident situation notification based on the vehicle operation data in association with the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: DaeWon Kim
  • Patent number: 11104436
    Abstract: A coordinated support system for drones includes support units that have the shape and size of a common container and can be easily moved by using common road tractors, so to position a drone fleet close to a fire, possibly recover the aircraft at the end of the mission, and enable transfer during the mission to areas of strategic interest or priority importance to effectively fight the spreading of fire fronts in real time. Coordination and control are carried out through a control unit. The drones are powered by batteries, the automated replacement and recharging of which extends flight autonomy. The system enables an initial filling and subsequent multiple refills of the drones with an extinguishing liquid contained in small dispersible containers, which can be hooked and unhooked from the drones by remote control so to perform multiple missions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Marco Ghio