Patents by Inventor ALI HASSANI

ALI HASSANI 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).

  • Publication number: 20190184841
    Abstract: A wireless charging system for a vehicle is described, as well as methods of using the system. The system may include a computer programmed with instructions stored in memory and executable by a processor, and a radar device controlled by the computer. One method includes: aligning a reception coil on a vehicle with a charging coil using ground penetrating radar data; and then receiving inductive charge at the reception coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Thomas Joseph Hermann, Ali Hassani
  • Publication number: 20190184775
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed to facilitate TPMS broadcast mode selection. An example vehicle comprises sensors, a processor, and memory. The processor is in communication with the memory and with the sensors. The processor is configured to: receive an unencrypted signal indicating an abnormal tire pressure, enter an encrypted mode with the sensors, receive an encrypted follow up tire pressure status from the sensors, and determine whether the unencrypted signal is authentic based on the encrypted follow up tire pressure status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Ali Hassani, Dilip B. Patel
  • Patent number: 10300748
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for localizing vehicle TPMS sensors. An example vehicle includes a plurality of TPMS sensors, a communication module, and a processor. The processor is configured for receiving, from a mobile device communicatively coupled to the communication module, a localization request comprising a tire location. The processor is also configured for transmitting wakeup requests to the plurality of TPMS sensors. And the processor is further configured for, responsive to determining signal strength values between each of the plurality of TPMS sensors and the mobile device, associating a selected TPMS sensor with the tire location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Dilip B. Patel, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10300889
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for iris-detection alignment for vehicle entry and feature activation. An example vehicle includes a window, a camera facing the window, a puddle lamp to project an indicator pointing toward the camera, a UV source, and a controller. The controller is to project, via the UV source, a display onto the window upon detecting a user aligns with the indicator. The controller also is to provide directions to the user, via the display, to position an iris in front of the camera and activate a vehicle feature upon identifying the user via iris recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Greenberg, Ali Hassani, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20190152277
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for localizing vehicle TPMS sensors. An example vehicle includes a plurality of TPMS sensors, an antenna, and a processor. The processor is configured for determining signal strength values between each of the plurality of TPMS sensors and the antenna, and based on the signal strength values, determining a location of each of the plurality of TPMS sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Dilip B. Patel, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10297251
    Abstract: An automatic speech recognition system for a vehicle includes a controller configured to select an acoustic model from a library of acoustic models based on ambient noise in a cabin of the vehicle and operating parameters of the vehicle. The controller is further configured to apply the selected acoustic model to noisy speech to improve recognition of the speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Scott Andrew Amman, Francois Charette, Brigitte Frances Mora Richardson, Gintaras Vincent Puskorius, An Ji, Ranjani Rangarajan, John Edward Huber
  • Publication number: 20190118589
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for controlling a TPMS sensor of a vehicle tire. An example vehicle includes a communication module, a tire, and a TPMS sensor corresponding to the tire. The TPMS sensor is configured to receive a target pressure from the communication module, determine a modified target pressure based on vehicle data determined by a vehicle sensor, and, responsive to determining that a measured pressure differs from the modified target pressure by a threshold amount, transmit an alert to the communication module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Dilip B. Patel, Ali Hassani, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20190114414
    Abstract: A first computer includes a processor programmed to receive from a second computer a request to install a computer update. The request includes identification data. The first computer is further programmed to request, from a third computer, remote from the vehicle and from the second computer, a first authentication for the request to install the computer update. The request includes the identification data. The first computer receives the first authentication from the third computer. The first computer is further programmed to send, to a user device, an instruction to request from a user, a second authentication of the request to install the computer update. The first computer receives the second authentication from the user and installs the computer code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali HASSANI, Jakob Nikolaus HOELLERBAUER
  • Patent number: 10245904
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed to facilitate TPMS broadcast mode selection. An example vehicle comprises sensors, a processor, and memory. The processor is in communication with the memory and with the sensors. The processor is configured to: receive an unencrypted signal indicating an abnormal tire pressure, enter an encrypted mode with the sensors, receive an encrypted follow up tire pressure status from the sensors, and determine whether the unencrypted signal is authentic based on the encrypted follow up tire pressure status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Ali Hassani, Dilip B. Patel
  • Publication number: 20190084359
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for localizing vehicle TPMS sensors. An example vehicle includes a plurality of TPMS sensors, a communication module, and a processor. The processor is configured for receiving, from a mobile device communicatively coupled to the communication module, a localization request comprising a tire location. The processor is also configured for transmitting wakeup requests to the plurality of TPMS sensors. And the processor is further configured for, responsive to determining signal strength values between each of the plurality of TPMS sensors and the mobile device, associating a selected TPMS sensor with the tire location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Dilip B. Patel, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20190077372
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for iris-detection alignment for vehicle entry and feature activation. An example vehicle includes a window, a camera facing the window, a puddle lamp to project an indicator pointing toward the camera, a UV source, and a controller. The controller is to project, via the UV source, a display onto the window upon detecting a user aligns with the indicator. The controller also is to provide directions to the user, via the display, to position an iris in front of the camera and activate a vehicle feature upon identifying the user via iris recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Greenberg, Ali Hassani, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20190066424
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for biometric authentication for a vehicle without prior registration. An example vehicle include a biometric scanner to generate a biometric token and a body control module. The body control module when the biometric token is authorized, enable san ignition switch. Additionally, when the biometric token is not authorized and an additional source of authorization is received, the body control module (a) tracks usage of the vehicle subsequent to receiving the biometric token, and (b) marks the biometric token as authorized when the usage satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Aaron Matthew Delong, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, James Gilpin
  • Publication number: 20190061527
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for vehicle cruise control smoothness adaptation. An example vehicle includes a GPS receiver for receiving expected road incline data, a camera for determining a half lane width position, and a radar for determining two respective leading vehicle angles of arrival. The vehicle also includes a processor for determining an actual road incline by filtering the expected road incline, half lane width position, and leading vehicle angles of arrival. And the processor is further for modifying a cruise control system based on the actual road incline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Alexandra Taylor, Nitendra Nath
  • Patent number: 10137857
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for unlocking a vehicle. An example vehicle includes an ultraviolet keypad coupled to a window. The vehicle also includes a camera directed at the window, configured to capture a key press of the ultraviolet keypad and an iris of a person outside the vehicle. And the vehicle further includes a processor configured to detect the key press and iris, unlock the vehicle based on the detected key press, and modify a vehicle setting based on a profile corresponding to the detected iris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Adil Nizam Siddiqui, Jonathan Diedrich, Ali Hassani, Laura Viviana Hazebrouck, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10106080
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for providing discrete autonomous notifications to a passenger of a vehicle. An example vehicle includes a plurality of seats, a plurality of audio transducers, and a processor. The processor is configured to determine a passenger seat corresponding to a passenger having a predetermined destination, determine a notification based on the predetermined destination, and transmit, via one or more of the plurality of audio transducers, a notification to the passenger based on a determined passenger head position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Michael Hrecznyj, Erick Michael Lavoie, Alyssa Chatten, Thomas Joseph Hermann, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20180286413
    Abstract: A vehicle voice processor includes a processing device and a data storage medium. The processing device is programmed to receive identification information from a wearable device, identify a speaker from the identification information, identify a dialect associated with the speaker from the identification information, select a predetermined acoustic model, and adjust the predetermined acoustic model based at least in part on the dialect identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Gary Steven Strumolo, Pramita Mitra, David Melcher, Mark A. Cuddihy, Craig John Simonds
  • Publication number: 20180261217
    Abstract: A system includes a wearable device including a memory and a processor. The processor receives a verbal input for a vehicle from a user. The processor interprets the verbal input to locate in the memory at least one datum predetermined to be interpretable by the vehicle computer. The processor generates a message corresponding to the verbal input including the at least one datum, and sends the message to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: PRAMITA MITRA, CRAIG JOHN SIMONDS, GARY STEVEN STRUMOLO, ALI HASSANI, MARK A. CUDDIHY, DAVID MELCHER
  • Publication number: 20180180424
    Abstract: A method of in-vehicle tracking that may begin with establishing a communication link between a mobile device and a navigation system of a vehicle. The navigation system may present driving instructions leading to a destination. Each of a plurality of locations may be serially passed over the communication link from the mobile device to the navigation system. Additionally, each of the plurality of locations may be serially set, as it is communicated, as the destination within the navigation system. As the destination within the navigation system is updated, the driving instructions leading to that destination may be updated as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Mark A. Cuddihy, Gary Steven Strumolo, Pramita Mitra, David Melcher, Ali Hassani, Craig Simonds
  • Patent number: 9771071
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a steering wheel and a controller. The controller is configured to, in response to receiving location and speed data from other vehicles indicating an expected collision absent a trajectory change, automatically control the steering wheel to direct the vehicle along a collision avoidance path. The collision avoidance path is based on map data identifying a marking type for a traveling lane such that the path crosses the lane when the marking type is broken and does not cross the lane when the marking type is solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Jakob Nikolaus Hoellerbauer, Arun Dutta, Alexander Groh, Pol Llado, John William Schmotzer
  • Publication number: 20170258369
    Abstract: This invention is a device that provides feedback controlled pressure output that delivers a highly controlled and accurate air stimulus into the larynx for diagnostic use. The device is designed to be significantly more accurate, safer for the patient, and highly modular for easy future modifications compared to previously available commercial devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Reginald Baugh, Ali Hassani, Payam Entezami