Patents Examined by Yazan A Soofi
  • Patent number: 10867519
    Abstract: A method of generating an aircraft display includes determining an estimated first flight path of a first aircraft and determining an estimated second flight path of a second aircraft. The method also includes determining an estimated proximity of the first aircraft and the second aircraft based on the estimated flight paths. The method further includes, based on the estimated proximity indicating a projected separation violation condition, determining a navigation alert region. The method also includes generating a display that includes a map, a first graphical feature overlaying the map and representing of the first aircraft, a second graphical feature overlaying the map and representing of the second aircraft, and a third graphical feature overlaying the map and indicating dimensions of the navigation alert region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sarah A. Mecklem, Reece A. Clothier, Brendan P. Williams, Neale L. Fulton, Grace S. Garden
  • Patent number: 10860024
    Abstract: A control system for an autonomous vehicle, including at least one artificial intelligence module, or AI module, which converts input variables into output variables through a parameterized internal processing chain, the parameters of the processing chain being capable of being configured, in a training phase, in such a way that training values of the input variables are converted into the corresponding training values of the output variables, at least one first AI module, which supplies output variables for carrying out a first driving maneuver, and a second AI module, which supplies output variables for carrying out a second driving maneuver, and/or at least one first AI module that is designed to recognize a first object or a first group of objects and a second AI module that is designed to recognize a second object or a second group of objects, being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Marlon Ramon Ewert
  • Patent number: 10857901
    Abstract: A management device manages batteries. The management device includes an obtaining portion that obtains, from batteries, specific information that specifies identification information of a vehicle that has used the batteries. The management device includes an authenticating portion that authenticates a user by using the specific information obtained from the batteries. The management device includes a replacement receiving portion that receives replacement of the batteries if the authenticating portion authenticates the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Shiiyama, Ryo Oshima, Ryuichi Kimata
  • Patent number: 10850622
    Abstract: An electric travelling vehicle including: a motor controller configured to control an electric motor based on displacement of a steering operation part to a forward travel position, a neutral position, and a rearward travel position, a brake controller configured to bring an electromagnetic power-off brake into a released state or a braking state; and a travel state detector configured to detect a travelling state that is accompanied with the released state, a stopped state that is accompanied with the braking state, and a transit stopped state that is accompanied with the braking state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuaki Matsuda, Hirokazu Ito, Yasuhiro Manji
  • Patent number: 10850840
    Abstract: Unmanned monitoring devices, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), drones or rovers may survey an area of interest (AOI) such an electric power distribution system including generation, transmission, and distribution elements to automatically determine components in the AOI to be monitored. Types, placements locations, and pathways taken by other unmanned monitoring devices to facilitate the monitoring of the components of the AOI are also automatically determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Florida Power & Light Company
    Inventors: Eric D. Schwartz, Stephen S. Cross, Bryan M. Kitchener
  • Patent number: 10852736
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system sends current location information of the ADV to an alert service over a network, where the alert service is communicatively coupled to a number of ADVs. The system receives a broadcasted alert signal from the alert service, where the alert service has determined that the ADV is or will be located in an alert area, and the location of the alert area is determined based on a location of a dispatched vehicle having a higher priority of traveling. In response to receiving the broadcast alert signal, the system examines a current state and the current location of the ADV in view of the alert area to determine whether the ADV should overtake or yield the alert area based on a set of rules. The system generates a trajectory to control the ADV to navigate the alert area based on the examination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Jiaming Tao, Yifei Jiang, Liangliang Zhang, Dong Li, Jiangtao Hu, Fan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10852720
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for an example vehicle or driver assistance system for a vehicle. The example vehicle or driver assistance system includes an in-vehicle computing system of a vehicle, the in-vehicle computing system comprising an external device interface communicatively connecting the in-vehicle computing system to a mobile device, an inter-vehicle system communication module communicatively connecting the in-vehicle computing system to one or more vehicle systems of the vehicle, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to receive a first command from the mobile device via the external device interface, perform a series of actions on the vehicle system until receiving a second command from the mobile device, both of the first command and the second command recognized by the mobile device based on one or more of voice commands issued by a user of the mobile device, and biometric analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Yogesh Devidas Dusane
  • Patent number: 10843683
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle control device and method capable of ensuring steering accuracy. In a vehicle provided with a left-right pair of steered wheels for which the braking/driving forces can each be controlled, and a steering force generation device that generates steering force for the steered wheels and controls the steering angle of the steered wheels, this vehicle control device and method control the steering force and the steering reaction force from the steering force generation device by controlling the braking/driving force of each of the steered wheels on the basis of the lateral force acting on the steered wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Akiyama, Junya Takahashi, Toshiyuki Innami
  • Patent number: 10843689
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for a digital behavioral twin for collision avoidance. In some embodiments, a method includes recording digital data describing a driving context and a driving behavior of a remote vehicle and an ego vehicle in this driving context. In some embodiments, one or more of the remote vehicle and the ego vehicle is a connected vehicle. The method includes determining a risk of a collision involving one or more of the remote vehicle and the ego vehicle based on a first digital behavioral twin of the remote vehicle, a second digital behavioral twin of the ego vehicle and the digital data. The method includes modifying an operation of the ego vehicle based on the risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Zhihao Jiang, Shinichi Shiraishi, BaekGyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10837792
    Abstract: A user terminal device is provided. The user terminal device includes a display configured to display a map screen, a detector configured to sense a user manipulation, and a controller configured to, when a location and a direction are determined by the user manipulation on the map screen, display at least one photo image corresponding to the location and the direction of the user manipulation on the map screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-woo Jung, In-sik Myung, Taik-heon Rhee, Dong-bin Cho
  • Patent number: 10836379
    Abstract: Systems and methods of deep neural network based parking assistance is provided. A system can receive data sensed by one or more sensors mounted on a vehicle located at a parking zone. The system generates, from a first neural network, a digital map based on the data sensed by the one or more sensors. The system generates, from a second neural network, a first path based on the three-dimensional dynamic map. The system receives vehicle dynamics information from a second one or more sensors located on the vehicle. The system generates, with a third neural network, a second path to park the vehicle based on the first path, vehicle dynamics information and at least one historical path stored in vehicle memory. The system provides commands to control the vehicle to follow the second path to park the vehicle in the parking zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: SF MOTORS, INC., CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENERGY VEHICLE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xinhua Xiao, Yifan Tang
  • Patent number: 10829106
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a vehicle such as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) having a traction battery are for improving the drivability of the vehicle the battery has low discharge limits. The battery may have such low discharge limits due to the battery being cold and/or the battery state-of-charge (SOC) being low. In operation, upon the battery having a discharge limit lower than a threshold while the vehicle is operating in a charge sustain mode, the engine of the vehicle is used to charge the battery to increase the SOC of the battery such that the battery has a discharge limit greater than the threshold. The vehicle is operated in the charge sustain mode using the battery with the increased SOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Reuel Badger, Floyd Cadwell, Carol Louise Okubo, Jacob Doan
  • Patent number: 10822008
    Abstract: The Automated Wayside Asset Monitoring system utilizes a camera-based optical imaging device and an image database to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance of environmental geographical information pertaining to railway transportation. Various components of the Automated Wayside Asset Monitoring system can provide features and functions that can facilitate the operation and improve the safety of transportation via a railway vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Jack Wade
  • Patent number: 10821988
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle control system based on human face recognition, which relates to vehicles. The vehicle control system includes an image acquisition device, a storage, a processor and an actuator. It acquires current human face image information by the image acquisition device, stores known human face image information and pre-stored vehicle function configuration information corresponding thereto by the storage, computes and determines human face image information matching the current human face image information in the known human face image information by the processor, and configures a vehicle according to corresponding vehicle function configuration information by the actuator. By pre-storing passenger data, the vehicle control system may employ a touch-type manipulation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD, ZHEJIANG GEELY AUTOMOBILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shufu Li
  • Patent number: 10816345
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to the use of supplemental information received from Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) capable entities in order to enhance navigation and route selection based on available advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) functionality. A number of potential routes are evaluated by retrieving the V2X capabilities and locations from V2X capable entities along those routes. That information is used to assess traffic density and availability of supplemental information used by ADAS along each route, allowing for an evaluation of each route on travel time and ADAS support. The driver can then select the best route that supports their needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Ankita
  • Patent number: 10814690
    Abstract: An active suspension system for a vehicle having a wheel that is subject to an external force includes an actuator having an output structure that is connected to the wheel, an energy storage device having a compressible chamber, a valve assembly that is operable to control flow of a working fluid between the actuator and the energy storage device, and a controller that determines whether to permit or resist motion of the output structure in response to the external force. The controller permits motion of the output structure by allowing fluid to flow from the actuator to the energy storage device using the valve assembly, thereby compressing the compressible chamber. The controller resists motion of the output structure by allowing fluid to flow from the energy storage device to the actuator using the valve assembly, thereby expanding the compressible chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Diomidis Katzourakis, Christopher L. Porritt, Johannes A. Huennekens, Huibert Mees, Paul J. Keas
  • Patent number: 10816971
    Abstract: An autopilot recoupling system for a rotorcraft having an automatic flight control system with multiple layers of flight augmentation. The autopilot recoupling system includes an autopilot recoupling input operable to generate an autopilot recoupling signal. An autopilot recoupling signal processor is communicably coupled to the autopilot recoupling input. The autopilot recoupling signal processor is configured to receive the autopilot recoupling signal from the autopilot recoupling input and responsive thereto, determine a state of the automatic flight control system, activate a trim systems layer of the automatic flight control system if the trim systems layer is not active, engage an attitude retention systems layer of the automatic flight control system if the attitude retention systems layer is disengaged and recouple an autopilot systems layer of the automatic flight control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Erik John Oltheten, Aaron Thomas Halverson, Eric Gordon Emblin
  • Patent number: 10814912
    Abstract: A backup assist system for a vehicle reversing a trailer includes a controller receiving a driver control signal and outputting a vehicle backing steering command based on the control signal and limited by one of a first angle limit corresponding with a calculated maximum controllable angle and a second angle limit at a maneuverability threshold below the maximum controllable angle. The system further includes an interface outputting an indication of the one of the first and second angle limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Cotter, Erick Michael Lavoie, Tyler Daavettila, Robert Bell, Donald Jacob Mattern
  • Patent number: 10808639
    Abstract: Diagnostic systems and methods for a fuel system of an engine of a vehicle utilize a fuel rail pressure sensor, an engine speed sensor, an exhaust oxygen (O2) sensor, and a controller configured to perform a diagnostic routine for the fuel system during which fuel injectors of the fuel system do not need to be removed from the engine. The diagnostic routine comprises operating the engine at a set of predetermined operating points and detecting one or more malfunctions of one or more of the fuel injectors based on measured fuel rail pressure, measured engine speed, and measured O2 concentration at each of the set of predetermined operating points. Any fuel injector malfunctions detected during the diagnostic routine could be output to a diagnostic device operated by a human technician, e.g., in a single diagnostic report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventor: Louai Faied
  • Patent number: 10809738
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a communication unit configured to receive location information of a vehicle, a sensing unit, a display unit, and at least one processor that is configured to determine, based on the location information received by the communication unit, that the vehicle has entered an area within a predetermined distance from an intersection at which the vehicle changes a travel direction according to a preset route information. The at least one processor is further configured to detect an object located around the intersection through the sensing unit, and to control the display unit to output a route to an entrance of the intersection based on information related to the object located around the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Heejeong Heo, Doyun Park, Dongkyu Lee, Jaehoon Cho