Patents by Inventor Andrew Oyaide

Andrew Oyaide 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: 20060220912
    Abstract: A lane detection apparatus for a host vehicle, the apparatus comprising: a first sensing means, which provides a first set of data dependent upon features of a part of the road ahead of the host vehicle; a second sensing means, which provides a second set of data dependent upon features of a part of the road ahead of the host vehicle; and a processing means arranged to estimate the location of lane boundaries by interpreting the data captured by both sensing means. The second sensing means may have different performance characteristics to the first sensing means. One or more of the sensing means may include a pre-processing means, which is arranged to process the “raw” data provided by the sensing means to produce estimated lane boundary position data indicative of an estimate of the location of lane boundaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Adam Heenan, Andrew Oyaide
  • Publication number: 20060092005
    Abstract: A signal apparatus for a vehicle having at least one input at which signals are received from components associated with the vehicle. The received signals comprise an indication demand signal initiated by a driver of the vehicle and a lane detection signal produced by a lane detection apparatus indicative of the position of the vehicle relative to a lane of a highway. A processing means is arranged to produce an indication signal that is dependent upon both the indication demand signal and the lane detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventor: Andrew Oyaide
  • Publication number: 20050113995
    Abstract: A method of calculating the heading angle of a vehicle using a camera associated with the vehicle, the method comprising capturing at least two images with the camera, calculating the lateral speed of the vehicle from the images, calculating the ground speed of the vehicle and calculating, from the ground speed and the lateral speed, a first heading angle of the vehicle. The method may also include calculating a second heading value from the images and from that a misalignment valve indicative of the alignment of the camera from some datum. The misalignment valve may be used to correct the first heading angle and the process repeated iteratively. The method may also include fitting features that follow features that follow the direction of travel of the vehicle. A camera system and data carrier embodying the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventor: Andrew Oyaide