Patents Examined by Tyler J Lee
  • Patent number: 11986309
    Abstract: The disclosure is related configuring a vehicle according to a user profile, where an individual user profile can be selected from a registry containing one or more user profiles using electroencephalogram (EEG). An additional biometric, such as gait, can also be used. The user profiles can include a variety of the user preferences, such as the preferred climate, seat settings, mode of payment, route to take, and more. A mobile device can also be used to add a layer of security and privacy, where the mobile device has sole access to the user's user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Muhamed K. Farooq, Chungchih Chou, Sean P. Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 11987961
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for preventing and mitigating collisions between components of an industrial machine. The industrial machine includes an electronic controller, having an electronic processor and a memory, that is configured to receive dipper position data indicative of a position of the dipper and determine a distance between the dipper and tracks of the industrial machine based on the dipper position data. The electronic controller is further configured to set a motion command limit for a dipper motion based on the distance, the dipper motion being selected from a group of a swing motion, a crowd motion, and a hoist motion and control the dipper motion according to a dipper motion command limited by the motion command limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: JOY GLOBAL SURFACE MINING INC
    Inventor: Wesley P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11987253
    Abstract: A processor, responsive to a set of location or motion data describing one or more objects relative to a first, local frame of reference, generates a transformed set of location or motion data describing the one or more objects relative to a second, local frame of reference different than the first local frame of reference, such that the set of location or motion data and the transformed set of location or motion data relative to a global frame of reference are same. The processor also outputs the transformed set of location or motion data to a vehicle such that the vehicle performs control operations responsive thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: HORIBA Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Leo Alphonse Gerard Breton
  • Patent number: 11981445
    Abstract: An apparatus for preconditioning a power source of an electric aircraft is presented. The apparatus includes a power source of an electric aircraft, a computing device, and a user device. The computing device is configured to receive a flight plan, determine a predicted power usage model as a function of the flight plan, and initiate a power source modification on the electric aircraft as a function of the predicted power usage model. The user device is configured to display a flight performance infographic as a function of the predicted power usage model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Sarah Overfield, Sean Donovan, Sam Wagner
  • Patent number: 11981319
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving fuel economy and reducing emissions of a vehicle with an electric motor, an engine and an energy storage device are disclosed. The methods and systems involve obtaining lookahead information and current state information, wherein the lookahead information includes a predicted vehicle speed, and the current state information includes a current state of charge (SOC) for the energy storage device coupled to the electric motor; and determining, based on the lookahead information and the current state information, a target power split between the energy storage device and the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: CUMMINS INC.
    Inventors: Archit N. Koti, Rohinish Gupta, Xing Jin, Kenneth M. Follen, Arun Prakash Thunga Gopal, Manik Narula
  • Patent number: 11981342
    Abstract: A display and voice output control system of a vehicle on which automated driving is performed includes a display device, a voice output device and a controller. The controller controls a notification of a recommended behavior by the display device and the voice output device. In the notification control, it is judged whether or not a notification condition of the recommended behavior is satisfied. If it is judged that the notification condition is satisfied, it is judged whether a notification relaxation condition of the recommended behavior is satisfied based on a status of a driver and a driving status of the vehicle. If it is judged that the notification relaxation conditions is satisfied, relaxation notification processing is executed. Otherwise, normal notification processing is executed. In the relaxation notification processing, an output status of the recommended behavior in the voice output device is controlled to an inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyotoshi Sekine, Takahiko Kuwabara, Ko Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11975955
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein generally relate to an autonomous material transport vehicle, and systems and methods for operating an autonomous material transport vehicle. The autonomous material transport vehicle comprises: a sensing system operable to monitor an environment of the vehicle; a drive system for operating the vehicle; a processor operable to: receive a location of a load; initiate the drive system to navigate the vehicle to the location; following initiation of the drive system, operate the sensing system to monitor for one or more objects within a detection range; and in response to the sensing system detecting the one or more objects within the detection range, determine whether the load is within the detection range; and when the load is within the detection range, operate the drive system to position the vehicle for transporting the load, otherwise, determine a collision avoidance operation to avoid the one or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: CLEARPATH ROBOTICS INC.
    Inventors: Nolan Lunscher, Enrique Fernandez Perdomo, James Servos, Ryan Christopher Gariepy
  • Patent number: 11970378
    Abstract: Systems for inspecting a warehouse are disclosed. A system includes a laser scanner attachable to an industrial truck and adapted to scan in a plane substantially perpendicular to the industrial truck's main direction of travel to scan an environment of a warehouse on at least one side of the industrial truck and to generate scan data. The system includes a computing unit adapted to receive the scan data and data on the absolute position and/or relative position change of the industrial truck, or data from which one or more of these variables can be derived. The computing unit is further adapted to construct three-dimensional data of the environment on the basis of the scan data and data on the absolute position and/or relative position change of the industrial truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Jungheinrich Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hannes Bistry, Ralf Wetegrove, Maximilian Richter
  • Patent number: 11970174
    Abstract: A travel route prediction device includes a receiver to receive travel loci of a plurality of peripheral vehicles around a vehicle and positioning accuracy of each of the travel loci by vehicle-to-vehicle communication. A travel route on which the vehicle will travel in future is predicted by using the travel loci and the positioning accuracy received by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Honya
  • Patent number: 11967239
    Abstract: A unified learning approach for large-scale ride-hailing is described, the approach includes obtaining an offline state value network for predicting a value of a vehicle state, the offline state value network being trained based on a plurality of historical vehicle trajectories; initializing an online state value network and dispatching a plurality of vehicles according to the online state value network for a period of time; training the online state value network based on vehicle states of the plurality of vehicles before and after the dispatching and rewards associated with the dispatching; ensembling the trained online state value network and the offline state value network to obtain an ensembled online state value network; and dispatching the plurality of vehicles according to the ensembled online state value network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing DiDi Infinity Technology and Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaocheng Tang, Fan Zhang, Zhiwei Qin
  • Patent number: 11966235
    Abstract: Provided is a method for marking a ground surface according to a predefined marking pattern using a system including a robot unit and a local base station including acts of providing two flag points, receiving global positioning data of the robot unit using a robot GNSS receiver, receiving global positioning data of the local base station using a base GNSS receiver, and establishing a local base station position using the received global positioning data of the local base station. A method wherein the predefined marking pattern is arranged relative to the two flag point positions and wherein the local base station position is a system reference point of the system. Also provided is a system for marking a ground surface according to a predefined marking pattern and the use thereof or parts thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Turf Tank ApS
    Inventors: Anders Ulrik Sørensen, Andreas Ydesen
  • Patent number: 11962581
    Abstract: A vehicle control method applied to a smart car key includes receiving a connection request sent by a mobile terminal, establishing a communication connection with the mobile terminal in response to the connection request, receiving identity information and authorization request information sent by the mobile terminal, determining whether the identity information is correct, and in response that the identity information is correct, sending pairing information to the mobile terminal in response to the authorization request information and sending the identity information to a vehicle to be controlled. The mobile terminal controls the vehicle through the pairing information and the identity information to perform at least one operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: FUDING PRECISION COMPONENTS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Chia-Yen Lee
  • Patent number: 11961253
    Abstract: A controller may receive information identifying an area of interest from a plurality of candidate areas of interest including locations on the machine and external to the machine. The controller may obtain, using the one or more first sensor devices, data identifying material located at the area of interest; and generate a graphical representation based on the data. The controller may determine, using the one or more second sensor devices, at least one of a position or an orientation of one or more portions of the machine; and identify a portion of the graphical representation based on the at least one of the position or the orientation of the one or more portions. The portion may correspond to the material located at the area of interest. The controller may determine, using one or more computational models, a volume of the material based on the portion of the graphical representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar SARL
    Inventors: Philip J. Thomas, Jacob C. Maley
  • Patent number: 11960280
    Abstract: A display control device includes an acquisition unit for acquiring a communication state of each of a plurality of communication devices, and a control unit for displaying the communication state of each of the plurality of communication devices in association with each communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 11951943
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a portable device configured to store information on an electronic lock of a vehicle and an in-vehicle controller configured to communicate with the portable device, the in-vehicle controller being installed in the vehicle. The in-vehicle controller is configured to generate a permission command to permit the specific operation to be performed when the in-vehicle controller determines that the operation requested to be performed on the vehicle is a specific operation that needs permission from the authorized user, in-vehicle controller when the in-vehicle controller determines that the portable device is within a predetermined range around the vehicle, and when the in-vehicle controller determines that near field communication between the portable device and the communication terminal based on a first telecommunications standard is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Komeya
  • Patent number: 11953911
    Abstract: A vehicle has a plurality of control apparatuses, a user input, a geographic position component, an object detection apparatus, memory, and a display. A processor is also included and is programmed to receive the destination information, identify a route, and determine the current geographic location of the vehicle. The processor is also programmed to identify an object and object type based on object information received from the object detection apparatus and to determine at least one warning characteristic of the identified object based on at least one of: the object type, a detected proximity of the detected object to the vehicle, the location of the detected object relative to predetermined peripheral areas of the vehicle, the current geographic location of the vehicle, and the route. The processor is also configured to select and display on the display an object warning image based on the at least one warning characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Robertus Christianus Elisabeth Mariet, Manuel Christian Clement, Philip Nemec, Brian Douglas Cullinane
  • Patent number: 11946219
    Abstract: A work machine includes work equipment. A control device of the work machine includes a trajectory generation unit, and an operation signal output unit. The trajectory generation unit generates a target trajectory of the work equipment according to an excavation curve ratio determined in advance. The excavation curve ratio is expressed as a ratio of an excavation depth to an excavation length. The operation signal output unit outputs an operation signal for the work equipment according to the target trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Konda, Takeshi Oi, Atsunori Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 11946223
    Abstract: A shovel includes a lower traveling body, an upper turning body turnably attached to the lower traveling body, an actuator mounted on the lower traveling body or the upper turning body, and a controller configured to set a prohibited area for an obstacle located in a work area and restrict movement of the actuator. The controller determines whether the shovel has entered the prohibited area, and slows or stops movement of the shovel in response to determining that the shovel enters the prohibited area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sou Sakuta, Takeya Izumikawa
  • Patent number: 11939743
    Abstract: A work machine includes a work implement. A control system for the work machine includes a controller configured to operate the work implement according to a target trajectory for a backward movement while the work machine is moving backward. A method is performed by a processor for controlling a work machine including a work implement. The method includes operating the work implement according to a target trajectory for a backward movement while the work machine is moving backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventor: Junji Harada
  • Patent number: 11938779
    Abstract: A behavior control device for a vehicle includes: a first actuator configured to apply a vertical control force to a left wheel on a first axle, the first axle being a front axle or a rear axle of the vehicle; a second actuator configured to operate independently of the first actuator and to apply a vertical control force to a right wheel on the first axle; and a controller. The controller is configured to calculate a required value of a behavior parameter representing a behavior of the vehicle, convert the required value of the behavior parameter to a first required force for the first actuator and a second required force for the second actuator, and control the first actuator such that the vertical control force applied to the left wheel on the first axle becomes the first required force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Furuta