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).

  • Patent number: 11457364
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a system for re-establishing a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) pairing PIN key to repair a secure connection between a mobile device and vehicle. The system may detect an error state, and provide a prompt to the user to determine if they wanted to intentionally remove their account. Responsive to an affirmative response from the user that the removal of the connection credentials was intentional, the system may send a revoke request to a server associated with the vehicle. Responsive to a user input that indicates that the removal of the credentials was unintentional, the vehicle may fetch an encrypted PIN seed of the BLE pairing PIN from memory or request the PIN seed from the server. The PIN seed re-establishes the secured pairing of the mobile device and the vehicle infotainment system without undergoing a new device setup procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Thivierge, Jr., Tom Nelson, Ali Hassani
  • Publication number: 20220292388
    Abstract: A machine-learning localization scheme is provided. Calibration data is received from a plurality of vehicles, the calibration data including wireless data indicative of locations of mobile devices within the plurality of vehicles, ground truth data with respect to the locations of the mobile devices, and contextual information with respect to one or more of operating system versions of the mobile devices or battery levels of the mobile devices. A machine-learning model is trained using the wireless data and the contextual information as inputs and the ground truth data as output. Responsive to an error rate for the machine-learning model being within an error target, the machine-learning model is provided to the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Vivekanandh ELANGOVAN, Ali HASSANI, Hemanth Yadav ARADHYULA, Hamid M. GOLGIRI, John Robert VAN WIEMEERSCH
  • Patent number: 11443527
    Abstract: A computer, including a processor and a memory, the memory including instructions to be executed by the processor to acquire a first image by illuminating a first object with a first light beam, determine a first measure based on a first number of pixels corresponding to the first object in the first image and determine a relative distance measure by comparing the first measure based on the first number of pixels corresponding to the first object to a second measure based on a second number of pixels corresponding to a second object in the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Hamid M. Golgiri, Jonathan Diedrich, Hemanth Yadav Aradhyula
  • Publication number: 20220286594
    Abstract: A system includes an illumination source, a camera arranged to detect illumination from the illumination source, and a computer communicatively coupled to the illumination source and the camera. The computer is programmed to detect an object in image data from the camera, identify landmarks of the object in the image data, determine a distance from the camera to the object based on a pixel distance between the landmarks in the image data, and adjust a brightness of the illumination source based on the distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Edwin Hanson, Ali Hassani
  • Patent number: 11438332
    Abstract: A system includes a first plurality of blockchain nodes including first network nodes external to a vehicle and second network nodes internal to the vehicle, the first plurality of blockchain nodes maintaining a first distributed blockchain ledger; and a first computing device. The first computing device is programmed to transmit a first request to the first plurality of blockchain nodes requesting access to a vehicle network via a communications access port in the vehicle; demonstrate a first proof of work by responding to a second request from the first plurality of blockchain nodes; and receive, based on a first majority of the first network nodes and the second network nodes in the first plurality of blockchain nodes accepting the first request, first authorization specifying access to the vehicle access via the communications access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Clifford Anthony Bailey, Robert D. Bedard, Willie Ham, Michael Kruntovski, Lauren Peng
  • Patent number: 11425493
    Abstract: A remote-assist system programmed for vehicle parking assist or other remote vehicle operation features includes a selective ultrasonic beamforming Amplitude Modulated (AM) system configured and/or programmed to transmit audible alerts to a primary user via ultrasonic beamforming AM. The system localizes a mobile device that is being used by the primary user to initiate the system. The system localizes the primary user, and others in the vicinity, and determines others that may be associated with the vehicle and primary user. The system defines and reshapes a target zone to include only those associated with the primary user and the vehicle. The system electronically or mechanically steers a transducer array to steer an ultrasonic beam with an AM audio alert to the target zone, where the message is audible only to those within the target zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Erick Michael Lavoie, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Thomas Joseph Hermann, Michael Hrecznyj
  • Publication number: 20220258695
    Abstract: A distributed biometric vehicle entry system is configured to provide personalized biometric authentication for vehicle entry. The system utilizes an authentication token private key challenge generated a biometric wireless vehicle entry keypad, or a passive device such as a smartphone or fob, such that it would be insufficient for an intruder to simply jump the circuit with an external battery. The biometric authentication may be localized to an embedded system within the biometric vehicle entry keypad, and may be self-contained from all other vehicle systems with a wireless vehicle interface and independent power supply. The vehicle may grant access responsive to receiving the authentication token (and only the authentication token) whenever a valid biometric signature is recognized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Ali Hassani
  • Patent number: 11414049
    Abstract: A controller may implement a key delivery manager on the vehicle side to aid in control of consumer access key delivery. These controls may include, for example, key redelivery to a mobile device, choosing a type of key delivery according to availability of vehicle connectivity, and revoking keys according to availability of vehicle connectivity. By using the key delivery manager, the controller takes into account state knowledge as well as connectivity availability to dictate which delivery method (and subsequent user interactions) should be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Thivierge, Jr., Thomas Nelson, Ali Hassani, Hamid M. Golgiri
  • Patent number: 11414051
    Abstract: A keyed-alike digital consumer access key is generated for distribution to a plurality of vehicles of a fleet. The keyed-alike digital consumer access key is deployed to the plurality of vehicles. The keyed-alike digital consumer access key is deployed to a mobile device. A request from a mobile device may be received to gain access to the plurality of vehicles. Responsive to validating the mobile device, the mobile device may be sent the keyed-alike digital consumer access key and a unique identifier corresponding to the mobile device, the keyed-alike digital consumer access key for use by the mobile device in authentication to one or more of the plurality of vehicles, the unique identifier for use by the mobile device in tracking which mobile device is accessing the one or more of the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Ryan Edwin Hanson, Hamid M. Golgiri, Kevin Thomas Hille
  • Patent number: 11414099
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an automated driving assistance system that controls maneuvering of the vehicle under certain conditions. When the vehicle comes to a stop, the driving assistance system dynamically selects a threshold stop time corresponding to a duration of time that the vehicle can remain stopped before the driving assistance system will either detect a physical action from the user to resume automated driving assistance or time out and cease the driving assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandra Taylor, Ali Hassani, Darren Lee
  • Patent number: 11403638
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for decentralized authentication for autonomous vehicles and associated transactions. Example system includes a secure distributed network of servers including a biometrics server configured to authenticate a user using biometric data and generate a biometrics server authentication token when the user is authenticated, a transactional server configured to perform the transaction for the user upon receiving the biometrics server authentication token, the transactional server being further configured to generate a transactional server authentication token when the transaction is approved, and a mobility service server configured to receive both the biometrics server authentication token and the transactional server authentication token and provide access to the mobility service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Alexandra Taylor
  • Patent number: 11390249
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle vision system and a method for identifying an entity for access to a vehicle. The system includes a vehicle having one or more vision sensors coupled therewith. Each of the one or more vision sensors produces a vision data signal. The system includes one or more processors, a memory communicatively coupled with the vehicle and the one or more vision sensors. The one or more processors are operable to execute a first classification algorithm operable to performs an initial validation of the vision data signal. The one or more processors are operable to execute a second classification algorithm to perform a validation of the vision data signal. The one or more processors implement the first classification algorithm and/or the second classification algorithm based on one or more vehicle operational settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Ryan Edwin Hanson
  • Publication number: 20220222464
    Abstract: A computer, including a processor and a memory, the memory including instructions to be executed by the processor to acquire a first image by illuminating a first object with a first light beam, determine a first measure of pixel values in the image and perform a comparison of the first measure of pixel values to a second measure of pixel values determined from a second image of a second object, wherein the second image is previously acquired by illuminating the second object with a second light beam. The instructions include further instructions to, when the comparison determines that the first measure is equal to the second measure of pixel values within a tolerance, determine that the first object and the second object are a same object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Diedrich, Ali Hassani, Hamid M. Golgiri, Hemanth Yadav Aradhyula
  • Publication number: 20220222479
    Abstract: A computer, including a processor and a memory, the memory including instructions to be executed by the processor to determine a first measure of pixel values in the first image, acquire a second image, estimate ambient light illuminating the first object based on the second image and modify the first measure of pixel values based on a second measure of pixel values corresponding to estimated ambient light based on the second image. The instructions include further instructions to perform a comparison of the modified first measure of pixel values to a third measure of pixel values determined from a third image of a second object, wherein the third image is previously acquired by illuminating the second object with a second light beam and, when the comparison determines that the first measure is equal to the third measure of pixel values within a tolerance, determine whether the first object and the second object are a same object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Hamid M. Golgiri, Jonathan Diedrich, Robert Parenti, Hemanth Yadav Aradhyula
  • Publication number: 20220222466
    Abstract: A computer, including a processor and a memory, the memory including instructions to be executed by the processor to acquire a first image by illuminating a first object with a first light beam, segment the first image of the first object to determine regions that correspond to a first surface material and determine a first measure of pixel values in regions of the first image that correspond to the first surface material. The instructions include further instructions to perform a comparison of the first measure of pixel values to a second measure of pixel values determined from a second image of a second object, wherein the second image is previously acquired by illuminating the second object with a second light beam and when the comparison determines that the first measure is equal to the second measure of pixel values within a tolerance, determine that the first object and the second object are a same object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Jonathan Diedrich, Hamid M. Golgiri, Hemanth Yadav Aradhyula, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Publication number: 20220222474
    Abstract: A computer, including a processor and a memory, the memory including instructions to be executed by the processor to acquire a first image by illuminating a first object with a first light beam, determine a first measure based on a first number of pixels corresponding to the first object in the first image and determine a relative distance measure by comparing the first measure based on the first number of pixels corresponding to the first object to a second measure based on a second number of pixels corresponding to a second object in the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Hamid M. Golgiri, Jonathan Diedrich, Hemanth Yadav Aradhyula
  • Publication number: 20220219643
    Abstract: A vehicle for improved user authentication is provided. The vehicle includes a biometric sensor; and a controller programmed to initiate a biometric authentication of a user within a vicinity of a vehicle using data received from the biometric sensor, and responsive to occurrence of a secondary trigger condition initiated by the user to gain access to the vehicle, complete the authentication to grant or deny access to the user. A system for remote management of lockout states for a vehicle is provided. A server is programmed to receive a lockout notification from the vehicle, responsive to occurrence of a failed access attempt using an access modality, the lockout notification including contextual information with respect to the occurrence of the failed access attempt; and send, responsive to the lockout notification, an indication of an administrative action to be performed by the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan Edwin HANSON, Ali HASSANI, Hemanth Yadav ARADHYULA, John Robert VAN WIEMEERSCH, Hamid GOLGIRI
  • Patent number: 11377069
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to receive an instruction to revoke an authorization for an operator to operate a vehicle; after receiving the instruction, permit the operator to operate the vehicle until the vehicle is turned off and a condition is met; and upon the vehicle being off and the condition being met, prevent the operator from operating the vehicle. The condition depends on a status of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Edwin Hanson, Ali Hassani, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 11370415
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for adaptive user input boundary support for remote vehicle motion commands. The systems and methods described herein may be used to allow more flexibility in continuous inputs provided to trigger commands to a vehicle to perform an autonomous function, such as Remote Park Assist (RePA). The systems and methods may allow RePA to continue even if the continuous input is not provided in the form of a perfect circle or if the continuous input drifts gradually over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gabrielle Jost, Ali Hassani, Erick Michael Lavoie
  • Patent number: 11370392
    Abstract: A vehicle ridesharing system includes a user interface used to interact with rideshare passengers. The interface matches a selected user identifier with a PIN index and sends the PIN index to a vehicle body control module (BCM) of the vehicle through an unsecure communication channel. The BCM uses the PIN index to select a salt value and a nonce associated with a unique user associated with the PIN index, and sends a salt and a nonce back to the interface through the unsecure channel. The user enters a PIN value into the interface to authenticate their identity for the rideshare service. The interface generates a first hash result by hashing the PIN value with the salt and the nonce received from the BCM, and sends the hashed result back to the BCM for authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hamid M. Golgiri, Ali Hassani, Ryan Edwin Hanson, Howard Paul Tsvi Linden, Daniel M. King