Patents by Inventor Albert Shane

Albert Shane has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10795355
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a vehicle for maneuvering a passenger to a destination autonomously. The vehicle includes one or more computing devices and a set of user input buttons for communicating requests to stop the vehicle and to initiate a trip to the destination with the one or more computing devices. The set of user input buttons consisting essentially of a dual-purpose button and an emergency stopping button different from the dual-purpose button configured to stop the vehicle. The dual-purpose button has a first purpose for communicating a request to initiate the trip to the destination and a second purpose for communicating a request to pull the vehicle over and stop the vehicle. The vehicle has no steering wheel and no user inputs for the steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle other than the set of user input buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Philip Nemec, Anne Kristiina Aula, David Tse-Zhou Lu, Brian Douglas Cullinane, Calvin Karl Johnson, Albert Shane, Christopher Kennedy Ludwick, YooJung Ahn
  • Publication number: 20180267531
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a vehicle for maneuvering a passenger to a destination autonomously. The vehicle includes one or more computing devices and a set of user input buttons for communicating requests to stop the vehicle and to initiate a trip to the destination with the one or more computing devices. The set of user input buttons consisting essentially of a dual-purpose button and an emergency stopping button different from the dual-purpose button configured to stop the vehicle. The dual-purpose button has a first purpose for communicating a request to initiate the trip to the destination and a second purpose for communicating a request to pull the vehicle over and stop the vehicle. The vehicle has no steering wheel and no user inputs for the steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle other than the set of user input buttons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Philip Nemec, Anne Kristiina Aula, David Tse-Zhou Lu, Brian Douglas Cullinane, Calvin Karl Johnson, Albert Shane, Christopher Kennedy Ludwick, YooJung Ahn
  • Patent number: 9983582
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a vehicle for maneuvering a passenger to a destination autonomously. The vehicle includes one or more computing devices and a set of user input buttons for communicating requests to stop the vehicle and to initiate a trip to the destination with the one or more computing devices. The set of user input buttons consisting essentially of a dual-purpose button and an emergency stopping button different from the dual-purpose button configured to stop the vehicle. The dual-purpose button has a first purpose for communicating a request to initiate the trip to the destination and a second purpose for communicating a request to pull the vehicle over and stop the vehicle. The vehicle has no steering wheel and no user inputs for the steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle other than the set of user input buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Philip Nemec, Anne Kristiina Aula, David Tse-Zhou Lu, Brian Douglas Cullinane, Calvin Karl Johnson, Albert Shane, Christopher Kennedy Ludwick, YooJung Ahn
  • Publication number: 20160349750
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a vehicle for maneuvering a passenger to a destination autonomously. The vehicle includes one or more computing devices and a set of user input buttons for communicating requests to stop the vehicle and to initiate a trip to the destination with the one or more computing devices. The set of user input buttons consisting essentially of a dual-purpose button and an emergency stopping button different from the dual-purpose button configured to stop the vehicle. The dual-purpose button has a first purpose for communicating a request to initiate the trip to the destination and a second purpose for communicating a request to pull the vehicle over and stop the vehicle. The vehicle has no steering wheel and no user inputs for the steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle other than the set of user input buttons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Philip Nemec, Anne Kristiina Aula, David Tse-Zhou Lu, Brian Douglas Cullinane, Calvin Karl Johnson, Albert Shane, Christopher Kennedy Ludwick, YooJung Ahn
  • Patent number: 9436182
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a vehicle for maneuvering a passenger to a destination autonomously. The vehicle includes one or more computing devices and a set of user input buttons for communicating requests to stop the vehicle and to initiate a trip to the destination with the one or more computing devices. The set of user input buttons consisting essentially of a dual-purpose button and an emergency stopping button different from the dual-purpose button configured to stop the vehicle. The dual-purpose button has a first purpose for communicating a request to initiate the trip to the destination and a second purpose for communicating a request to pull the vehicle over and stop the vehicle. The vehicle has no steering wheel and no user inputs for the steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle other than the set of user input buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Nemec, Anne Aula, David Tse-Zhou Lu, Brian Cullinane, Calvin Karl Johnson, Albert Shane, Christopher Ludwick, YooJung Ahn
  • Publication number: 20150338849
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a vehicle for maneuvering a passenger to a destination autonomously. The vehicle includes one or more computing devices and a set of user input buttons for communicating requests to stop the vehicle and to initiate a trip to the destination with the one or more computing devices. The set of user input buttons consisting essentially of a dual-purpose button and an emergency stopping button different from the dual-purpose button configured to stop the vehicle. The dual-purpose button has a first purpose for communicating a request to initiate the trip to the destination and a second purpose for communicating a request to pull the vehicle over and stop the vehicle. The vehicle has no steering wheel and no user inputs for the steering, acceleration, and deceleration of the vehicle other than the set of user input buttons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Philip Nemec, Anne Aula, David Tse-Zhou Lu, Brian Cullinane, Calvin Karl Johnson, Albert Shane, Christopher Ludwick, YooJung Ahn
  • Patent number: D734211
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban, Jared S. Gross, Jonas De Moe, Benjamin W. Julian, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D736117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Adept Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Stone, Albert Shane, Peter Privitera
  • Patent number: D746194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Jared S. Gross, Benjamin W. Julian, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D755531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D755673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban, Jared S. Gross, Jonas De Moe, Benjamin W. Julian, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D770349
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban, Jared S. Gross, Albert Shane, Jonas De Moe, Benjamin W. Julian
  • Patent number: D778080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D796403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban, Jared S. Gross, Albert Shane, Jonas De Moe, Benjamin W. Julian
  • Patent number: D834971
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Joshua Newby, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D860013
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Joshua Newby, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D862367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Joshua Newby, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D866368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: WAYMO LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Jared Gross, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D874956
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Jared Gross, Albert Shane
  • Patent number: D874957
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Joshua Newby, Albert Shane