Patents Examined by Wae L Louie
  • Patent number: 11447145
    Abstract: The present application discloses an abnormal data collecting method for automatic parking, an apparatus, a storage medium and a product, and relates to automatic driving technology and automatic parking technology in computer technology. A specific implementation i: in response to monitoring that a target vehicle generates a fault code during an automatic parking process, matching the fault code with at least one pre-configured fault code to be collected; in response to determining that the fault code matches the fault code to be collected, determining a data collecting strategy corresponding to the fault code to be collected; and performing a data collecting operation on abnormal data corresponding to the fault code according to the data collecting strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Jia Song, Houqiang Zhu, Pengfei Wei, Guiguan Bi
  • Patent number: 11447128
    Abstract: A spatial monitoring system for a vehicle includes a LiDAR sensor, sensors arranged to monitor ambient environmental states, sensors arranged to monitor vehicle operating conditions, and a controller. The controller includes an instruction set that is executable to monitor the ambient environmental states and the vehicle operating conditions. The LiDAR sensor captures a point cloud, and the instruction set is executable to determine point cloud metrics. Desired control parameters for the LiDAR sensor are determined based upon the ambient environmental conditions, the vehicle operating conditions, and the point cloud metrics, and the LiDAR sensor is controlled based upon the desired control parameters. The LiDAR sensor is controlled to capture an image of a field-of-view proximal to the vehicle based upon the desired control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Negin Lashkari, Arash Mohtat, Kai Yue Peter Yap
  • Patent number: 11447062
    Abstract: A bank angle of a vehicle can be accurately calculated using yaw axis data and roll axis data, and based on the calculated bank angle, vehicle illumination optics can be controlled to maintain a pattern of distributed light from the illumination optics to be generally horizontal. The calculated bank angle may be zeroed when the yaw axis data equals zero. The improved pattern of distributed light from the illumination optics illuminates a more natural field of view for the vehicle driver during a bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: J.W. SPEAKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Jay McWithey, Bradley William Kay, Dragolsav Popovic
  • Patent number: 11440553
    Abstract: A vehicular device includes: an eye opening degree determiner that determines a driver eye opening degree; a line-of-sight movement determiner that determines frequency of a driver line-of-sight movement; an operation determiner that determines a driver operation state for a driving operation instrument; a deviation determiner that determines a possibility that a driving state of a subject vehicle driver deviates from a safe driving state; a vehicle inside notification controller that performs a notification operation for a vehicle inside; and a vehicle outside notification controller that performs a notification operation for a vehicle outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Yoshida, Kayoko Bando, Tetsushi Noro
  • Patent number: 11440560
    Abstract: A system and a method for automatically configuring a road sensor unit. Embodiments of the invention include detecting, by the road sensor unit, an identification unit of a road socket unit upon insertion of the road sensor unit into the road socket unit, reading, by the road sensor unit, a unique designation of the identification unit of the road socket unit, transmitting, by the road sensor unit, the unique designation and a unique sensor identification of the road sensor unit to a remote server, receiving, by the road sensor unit from the remote server, unique parameters, wherein the unique parameters are based on the unique designation of the identification unit, configuring, by the road sensor unit, the road sensor unit to operate based on the unique parameter and operating said road sensor unit with the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: VALERANN LTD.
    Inventors: Ido Glantz, Avi Tel-Or, Lior Simchon, Shahar Bahiri
  • Patent number: 11443616
    Abstract: A method, comprising: receiving position data from a mobile device; incrementing a counter variable, said counter variable associated with a predefined geographic area that includes a position of the position data, and initializing a time variable, said time variable set to a predefined value and decremented continuously; and decrementing said counter variable in response to expiration of said time variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CooDriver GmbH
    Inventors: Ana Aguiar, Walter Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 11436919
    Abstract: A method for determining driving strategy of a vehicle includes obtaining localization information of the vehicle, a driving route of the vehicle, and a current driving velocity of the vehicle. The method further includes detecting and interpreting a current status of a traffic light. The method further includes recognizing a duration of the current status of the traffic light. The method further includes detecting a relevant stop line. The method further includes obtaining a distance between the stop line and the vehicle. The method further includes determining whether to change the current driving velocity according to the current status of the traffic light, the duration of the current status of the traffic light, the distance between the traffic stop line and the vehicle, and the current driving velocity. A data processing device for determining driving strategy of a vehicle is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maximilian Doemling, Wanli Jiang, Qianshan Li, Bill Lv, Gavin Xu, Tomas Xu
  • Patent number: 11407429
    Abstract: A road resource is identified, according to one or more maneuver sharing intent messages received to the vehicle via a transceiver of a vehicle, where the road resource is contested between the vehicle and one or more other vehicles and includes a portion of a roadway to be traversed by the vehicle and also the one or more other vehicles. A conflict resolution procedure is performed to determine whether the vehicle gains access to the road resource, wherein the conflict resolution procedure is independently performed by each of the vehicle and the one or more other vehicles. One of the vehicle or the one or more other vehicles is granted access to the road resource based on the conflict resolution procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Syed Amaar Ahmad, Azin Neishaboori, John Walpuck
  • Patent number: 11409252
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle control device and a vehicle control simulation device that enable, even for parallel processing with a plurality of arithmetic devices, approximation in act between at verification of simulation operation on a model base and at verification of operation on an actual vehicle. Provided are: control model information for control of a system; hardware information for operation of a control model; arithmetic-device allocation information as to which arithmetic device in hardware is allocated to perform arithmetic processing to a control program in the control model; delay time information regarding a case where the control model operates on the hardware; and a delay-time adding unit configured to create delay-inclusive control model information in which the delay time information is inserted in the control model, based on at least either the arithmetic-device allocation information or the hardware information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fukuda, Toru Irie, Takafumi Suzuki, Takahiro Iida
  • Patent number: 11400933
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle having a communication device configured to communicate with an external server through a plurality of channels, and a vehicle control device configured to control the communication device to receive a safety-related message from the external server. The plurality of channels includes a first channel that is allocated to transmit and receive the safety-related message, and the vehicle control device is configured to control the communication device to receive the safety-related message from the external server through a second channel that is different from the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeseung Bae, Hansung Kim, Suho Park
  • Patent number: 11400950
    Abstract: The present application discloses an abnormal data collecting method for automatic parking, an apparatus, a storage medium and a product, and relates to automatic driving technology and automatic parking technology in computer technology. A specific implementation i: in response to monitoring that a target vehicle generates a fault code during an automatic parking process, matching the fault code with at least one pre-configured fault code to be collected; in response to determining that the fault code matches the fault code to be collected, determining a data collecting strategy corresponding to the fault code to be collected; and performing a data collecting operation on abnormal data corresponding to the fault code according to the data collecting strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Jia Song, Houqiang Zhu, Pengfei Wei, Guiguan Bi
  • Patent number: 11400957
    Abstract: A technology of controlling vehicle environment data transmission between a vehicle and a server is configured to receive mode information determining a mode among a monitoring mode, an urgency mode, or an efficiency mode. When determined to be operated in the monitoring mode, a control command for instructing the vehicle to perform a continuous monitoring or a regular monitoring of an environment of the vehicle is generated. When determined to be operated in the urgency mode, a control command for instructing the vehicle to transmit an increased amount of the vehicle environment data from the vehicle to the server is generated. When determined to be operated in the efficiency mode, a control command for instructing the vehicle to store the vehicle environment data and to selectively transmit the vehicle environment data based on at least two different data transmission standards is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christian Prehofer
  • Patent number: 11403943
    Abstract: A node is provided for capturing information about moving objects at an intersection. The node includes a plurality of first cameras that are positioned to capture first digital images of an intersection from different fields of view and a second camera positioned to capture second digital images in a field of view that is wider than that of each first camera. The node includes a processor that detects in the first and second digital images a set of objects of interest of the intersection, determines motion of each detected object of interest in the set from consecutive images of the first digital images or the second digital images. The node generates, for each object of interest of the set, augmented perception data that includes location data in the global coordinate system and the determined motion of each object of interest in the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Argo AI, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Foley, Ilan Biala, Michel Laverne, James Hays, Brett Browning
  • Patent number: 11390286
    Abstract: A system for end to end prediction of lane detection uncertainty includes a sensor device of a host vehicle generating data related to a road surface and a navigation controller including a computerized processor operable to monitor an input image from the sensor device, utilize a convolutional neural network to analyze the input image and output a lane prediction and a lane uncertainty prediction, and generate a commanded navigation plot based upon the lane prediction and the lane uncertainty prediction. The convolutional neural network is initially trained using a per point association and error calculation, including associating a selected ground truth lane to a selected set of data points related to a predicted lane and then associating at least one point of the selected ground truth lane to a corresponding data point from the selected set of data points related to the predicted lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Netalee Efrat Sela, Max Bluvstein, Bat El Shlomo
  • Patent number: 11390292
    Abstract: A method for proposing a driving speed for a driver at the steering wheel of a vehicle comprises the following steps: estimating the maximum available grip potential at a given instant between a tyre of the vehicle and the roadway on a predetermined upcoming route; determining, among a set of predetermined driving styles, secure styles for which the grip requirement on the predetermined route remains lower than the grip potential; selecting, among said secure styles, a secure comfortable style according to a driver profile; and determining, according to said secure comfortable style and to a location of the vehicle, a basic proposed driving speed on an upcoming section of route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Linda, Christian Strahm, Marc Duvernier
  • Patent number: 11386325
    Abstract: A vehicle device may execute one or more neural networks (and/or other artificial intelligence), based on input from one or more of the cameras and/or other sensors, to intelligently detect safety events in real-time. The one or more neural networks may be an ensemble neural network that includes neural networks for detecting a head and hand of a user, neural networks for detecting hand actions of the user, neural networks for detecting the head pose of the user, neural networks for predicting an occurrence of an event, and neural networks for predicting a start time and end time of the event. Further, the neural networks can be segmented into a modular neural network based on metadata. The segmentation of the neural network can define a thin layer of the modular neural network to enable independent tuning of the thin layer of the modular neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsara Inc.
    Inventors: Sharan Srinivasan, Brian Tuan, John Bicket, Jing Wang, Muhammad Ali Akhtar, Abner Ayala Acevedo, Bruce Kellerman, Vincent Shieh
  • Patent number: 11377115
    Abstract: A simulator and a method for testing a control device function of a control device of a vehicle. The vehicle includes various environmental sensors, such as radar, a camera, and a radio receiver, which serve as inputs to the control device function of the control device. A corresponding simulation utilizing a vehicle model sensor models, and an environmental model is executed in a distributed fashion via a plurality of computing units and a memory of a simulator. The simulation utilizing the vehicle model, the sensor models, and the environmental model provides inputs to the control device function. Moreover, the simulation utilizing these models is started synchronously on the computing units, wherein data exchange occurs amongst the memory and the multiple computing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: DSPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Pretsch, Hendrik Amelunxen
  • Patent number: 11377139
    Abstract: A method for controlling a steer-by-wire steering system in a motor vehicle, wherein, by means of an operator element to be actuated by an operator, a control command for actuating a steering actuator acting on at least one wheel to be steered is output, and wherein, by means of a force application element acting on the operator element and in operative connection with the steering actuator, an actuation force for the operator element is set. In the case of a disturbance of the force application element, the steering actuator is actuated so that the control command applied by the operator element is transmitted only in a damped manner to the steering actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: André Wesenberg, Thorsten Groh
  • Patent number: 11370430
    Abstract: An ACC function for performing constant speed cruise according to a target speed when there is no preceding other vehicle in a vehicle's driving lane and performing following cruise by maintaining a predetermined inter-vehicle distance when there is a preceding other vehicle, an LKA function for maintaining cruise, an override function for stopping the ACC function and the LKA function by a driver's operation intervention, and a fallback function for performing fallback control of the ACC function and/or the LKA function, with notifying the driver of stopping the ACC function and/or the LKA function and operation takeover, at a time of system operational design domain deviation of the ACC function and/or the LKA function, override threshold values of the functions serving as a determination criterion of the operation intervention for stopping the ACC function and/or the LKA function at the time of system operational design domain deviation are configured to be altered to a value greater than during normal ope
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Sato
  • Patent number: 11371856
    Abstract: A method of selecting a route for a user is provided. The method includes presenting a map on a display; receiving a start location; retrieving a plurality of routes wherein the plurality of routes include a start location, an end location, and a distance; displaying the plurality of routes including the start location, the end location and the distance; receiving a plurality of routing criteria; receiving a user generated instruction to generate at least one new proposed route based on the start location and the plurality of routing criteria; displaying the at least one new proposed route on the map including the distance of the at least one new proposed route; receiving route iteration instructions via user input; displaying the additional new proposed route on the map; and receiving route storage instructions via user input, wherein the route storage instructions result in storage of the additional new proposed route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sandra Lynn McBride, Thomas Charles McBride