Patents by Inventor Alex Jose

Alex Jose 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: 10260890
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to generating roadmaps are provided. A layout of an environment can be displayed on a display. Input data indicative of a plurality of shapes placed on the layout can be received, where each shape corresponds to an aisle of a plurality of aisles. For each aisle, lanes can be generated based on a width of the aisle, and the lanes extend along the aisle such that a robotic device can traverse each lane. An intersection between a first shape and second shape can be identified, where the first and second shape correspond to a first and second aisle. Responsive to identifying the intersection and based on a swept space of the robotic device, a curve that connects a first lane of the first aisle to a second lane of the second aisle can be generated. Then, a roadmap that comprises the aisles and curve can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Alex Jose, Daniel Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20180306591
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to generating roadmaps are provided. A layout of an environment can be displayed on a display. Input data indicative of a plurality of shapes placed on the layout can be received, where each shape corresponds to an aisle of a plurality of aisles. For each aisle, lanes can be generated based on a width of the aisle, and the lanes extend along the aisle such that a robotic device can traverse each lane. An intersection between a first shape and second shape can be identified, where the first and second shape correspond to a first and second aisle. Responsive to identifying the intersection and based on a swept space of the robotic device, a curve that connects a first lane of the first aisle to a second lane of the second aisle can be generated. Then, a roadmap that comprises the aisles and curve can be generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Alex Jose, Daniel Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20170285712
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system is described that initiates a telematics service call via a touch-based user interface. The in-vehicle system includes a telematics unit that supports communications relating to telematics services, an infotainment center, and a touchscreen interface configured to present user-selectable controls for invoking services provided by the infotainment center and the telematics unit. The system further comprises a backup battery configured to supply power, during a disruption of power supply from a primary power supply, to: the touchscreen interface, the telematics unit, and a microphone/speaker providing bi-directional audio communications with providers of telematics services. The system furthermore includes a backup battery mode control configured to sense a disruption of power provided by the primary power supply. In response to the disruption, the mode control activates a low-power operating mode for the touchscreen interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Alex José Veloso, Leandro Zavarez Barbosa