Patents by Inventor Bin Ran

Bin Ran 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: 20210118294
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for an Intelligent Road Infrastructure System (IRIS), which facilitates vehicle operations and control for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems. IRIS systems and methods provide vehicles with individually customized information and real-time control instructions for vehicle to fulfill the driving tasks such as car following, lane changing, and route guidance. IRIS systems and methods also manage transportation operations and management services for both freeways and urban arterials. In some embodiments, the IRIS comprises or consists of one of more of the following physical subsystems: (1) Roadside unit (RSU) network, (2) Traffic Control Unit (TCU) and Traffic Control Center (TCC) network, (3) vehicle onboard unit (OBU), (4) traffic operations centers (TOCs), and (5) cloud information and computing services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Zhen Zhang, Fan Ding, Huachun Tan, Yuankai Wu, Shuoxuan Dong, Linhui Ye, Xiaotian Li, Tianyi Chen, Kunsong Shi
  • Publication number: 20210065547
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology related to a distributed driving system (DDS) that provides transportation management and operations and vehicle control for connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and intelligent road infrastructure systems (IRIS) and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods and systems for sending individual vehicles with customized, detailed, and time-sensitive control instructions and traffic information for automated vehicle driving, such as vehicle following, lane changing, route guidance, and other related information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Shen Li, Yang Cheng, Tianyi Chen, Shuoxuan Dong, Kunsong Shi, Haotian Shi, Xiaotian Li
  • Publication number: 20210005085
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to connected and automated highway systems and particularly, but not exclusively, to systems and methods for providing localized self-evolving artificial intelligence for intelligent road infrastructure systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yang Cheng, Bin Ran, Shen Li, Shuoxuan Dong, Tianyi Chen, Yuan Zheng, Xiaotian Li, Zhen Zhang, Yang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10867512
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for an Intelligent Road Infrastructure System (IRIS), which facilitates vehicle operations and control for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems. IRIS systems and methods provide vehicles with individually customized information and real-time control instructions for vehicle to fulfill the driving tasks such as car following, lane changing, and route guidance. IRIS systems and methods also manage transportation operations and management services for both freeways and urban arterials. In some embodiments, the IRIS comprises or consists of one of more of the following physical subsystems: (1) Roadside unit (RSU) network, (2) Traffic Control Unit (TCU) and Traffic Control Center (TCC) network, (3) vehicle onboard unit (OBU), (4) traffic operations centers (TOCs), and (5) cloud information and computing services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CAVH LLC
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Zhen Zhang, Fan Ding, Huachun Tan, Yuankai Wu, Shuoxuan Dong, Linhui Ye, Xiaotian Li, Tianyi Chen, Kunsong Shi
  • Publication number: 20200327812
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to roadway design and traffic control systems and methods for connected and automated vehicle and highway (CAVH) systems, and particularly, but not exclusively, to systems and methods for controlling switching of vehicles between automated mode and human-driven mode, systems and methods for vehicle merging, diverging, and overtaking on automated lanes of multiple lane highways, systems and methods for emergency management and roadside assistance on automated lanes, and/or systems and methods for managing automated vehicle lanes on urban major and minor expressways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Shuyan He, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Yongming He, Tingting Gao, Liu Yang, Zhenlong Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Ning Jin, Yanghui Mo, Leyu Wei
  • Publication number: 20200239031
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an intelligent road infrastructure system and, more particularly, to systems and methods for a heterogeneous connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) network in which the road network has various RSU and TCU/TCC coverages and functionalities. The heterogeneous CAVH network facilitates control and operations for vehicles of various automation level and other road users by implementing various levels of coordinated control among CAVH system entities and providing individual road users with detailed customized information and time-sensitive control instructions, and operations and maintenance services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Tianyi Chen, Yang Zhou, Zhen Zhang, Xiaotian Li, Shen Li, Shuoxuan Dong, Kunsong Shi
  • Publication number: 20200242930
    Abstract: The technology provided herein relates to a roadside infrastructure sensing system for Intelligent Road Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) and, in particular, to devices, systems, and methods for data fusion and communication that provide proactive sensing support to connected and automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Huachun Tan, Zhen Zhang, Yang Cheng, Xiaotian Li, Tianyi Chen, Shuoxuan Dong, Kunsong Shi
  • Patent number: 10692365
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for an Intelligent Road Infrastructure System (IRIS), which facilitates vehicle operations and control for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems. IRIS systems and methods provide vehicles with individually customized information and real-time control instructions for vehicle driving tasks such as car following, lane changing, and route guidance. IRIS systems and methods also manage transportation operations and management services for both freeways and urban arterials. The IRIS manages one or more of the following function categories: sensing, transportation behavior prediction and management, planning and decision making, and vehicle control. IRIS is supported by real-time wired and/or wireless communication, power supply networks, and cyber safety and security services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CAVH LLC
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Zhen Zhang, Fan Ding, Huachun Tan, Yuankai Wu, Shuoxuan Dong, Linhui Ye, Xiaotian Li, Tianyi Chen, Kunsong Shi, Jing Jin, Xiaoxuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20200168081
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for an Intelligent Road Infrastructure System (IRIS), which facilitates vehicle operations and control for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems. IRIS systems and methods provide vehicles with individually customized information and real-time control instructions for vehicle to fulfill the driving tasks such as car following, lane changing, and route guidance. IRIS systems and methods also manage transportation operations and management services for both freeways and urban arterials. In some embodiments, the IRIS comprises or consists of one of more of the following physical subsystems: (1) Roadside unit (RSU) network, (2) Traffic Control Unit (TCU) and Traffic Control Center (TCC) network, (3) vehicle onboard unit (OBU), (4) traffic operations centers (TOCs), and (5) cloud information and computing services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Zhen Zhang, Fan Ding, Huachun Tan, Yuankai Wu, Shuoxuan Dong, Linhui Ye, Xiaotian Li, Tianyi Chen, Kunsong Shi, Jing Jin, Xiaoxuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20200020234
    Abstract: The present technology relates generally to systems and methods for safe vehicle operations and control of connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems to operate and manage connected and automated vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yang Cheng, Bin Ran, Shen Li, Zhen Zhang, Shuoxuan Dong, Tianyi Chen, Linhui Ye, Kunsong Shi, Xiaotian Li, Huachun Tan, Jian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200020228
    Abstract: The technology provides systems and methods for a system providing customized and route-specific operations, control, and services for connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) according to user origin and destination requests, based on connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems which includes an intelligent road infrastructure system providing transportation management and operations and individual vehicle control for CAV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yang Cheng, Bin Ran, Zhen Zhang, Tianyi Chen, Shen Li, Shuoxuan Dong, Kunsong Shi, Jian Zhang, Xia Wan, Xiaoxuan Chen, Linchao Li, Qin Li, Linghui Xu
  • Publication number: 20200021961
    Abstract: This technology provides designs and methods for the vehicle on-board unit (OBU), which facilitates vehicle operations and control for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems. OBU systems provide vehicles with individually customized information and real-time control instructions for vehicle to fulfill the driving tasks such as car following, lane changing, route guidance. OBU systems also realize transportation operations and management services for both freeways and urban arterials. The OBU composed of the following devices: 1) a vehicle motion state parameter and environment parameter collection unit; 2) a multi-mode communication unit; 3) a location unit; 4) an intelligent gateway unit, and 5) a vehicle motion control unit. The OBU systems realize one or more of the following function categories: sensing, transportation behavior prediction and management, planning and decision making, and vehicle control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Shen Li, Bin Ran, Zhen Zhang, Yang Cheng, Huachun Tan, Tianyi Chen, Shuoxuan Dong, Kunsong Shi, Linhui Ye, Qin Li, Zhijun Chen, Linchao Li, Linghui Xu, Xia Wan, Xiaoxuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20200020227
    Abstract: The technology provides designs and methods for the transit management system, which facilitates transit vehicle operations and control for connected automated transit vehicles (CATVs) systems. The transit management system provides transit vehicles with customized/non-customized information and time-sensitive control instructions for transit vehicle to fulfill the driving tasks such as vehicle routing, lane changing, turning. The transit management system also realizes transit vehicle lane design, transportation operations and management services for transit vehicle. The transit management system consists of one of more of the following physical subsystems: (1) Roadside Unit (RSU) network, (2) Traffic Control Unit (TCU) and Traffic Control Center (TCC) network, (3) Vehicle Onboard Unit (OBU), (4) Traffic Operations Centers (TOCs), (5) Cloud platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Xiaoli Zhang, Haiyan Yu, Yi Shen, Shaohua Wang, Yanyan Qin, Liling Zhu, Hongliang Wan, Yangxin Lin, Shiyan Xu, Hainan Huang, Kun Luan, Hongli Gao, Linfeng Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yihui Yang
  • Publication number: 20200019894
    Abstract: This technology describes one type of CAVH services focusing on fixed-route trips such as commuting, shopping, school, and other trips that users previously travel recurrently and frequently. The technology describes the system architecture of the proposed fixed-route services. The technology includes methods of calibrating, providing, and optimizing the functionalities of such fixed-route services. The detailed methods are proposed for pre-trip, enroute, trip chaining, and post-trip operations, the cyber-physical security, and privacy protection for the users and participating vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jing Jin, Bin Ran, Tianyi Chen, Tianya Zhang, Xiaowen Jiang, Zhenxing Yao
  • Publication number: 20200005633
    Abstract: This technology described herein provides embodiments of a cloud-based mobility service system for a Connected Automated Vehicle Highway (CAVH). In some embodiments, the technology provides a cloud-based mobility service system to provide the services and functionalities of different components of a CAVH system including, for example, user, vehicle, infrastructure, system, roadside, and CAVH traffic control layers. Detailed cloud-based data interfaces and services are described for each component, e.g., regarding their data needs to and from the cloud system. Cloud functionalities including the communication, computational, and analytic needs are described for each system component. The CAVH cloud services also provide integrated CAVH functionalities including planning, control, sensing, prediction, and analytics at macroscopic, mesoscopic, and microscopic levels of CAVH systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Jing Jin, Bin Ran, Tianyi Chen, Xiaowen Jiang, Tianya Zhang, Zhenxing Yao
  • Publication number: 20190392712
    Abstract: The invention provides designs and methods for a heavy vehicle operations and control system for heavy automated vehicles, which facilitates heavy vehicle operation and control for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems. The heavy vehicle management system provides heavy vehicles with individually customized information and real-time vehicle control instructions to fulfill the driving tasks such as car following, lane changing, route guidance. The heavy vehicle management system also realizes heavy vehicle related lane design, transportation operations, and management services for both dedicated and non-dedicated lanes. The heavy vehicle management system consists of one or more of the following physical subsystems: (1) Roadside unit (RSU) network, (2) Traffic Control Unit (TCU) and Traffic Control Center (TCC) network, (3) vehicles and onboard units (OBU), (4) traffic operations centers (TOCs), and (5) cloud platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Kun Luan, Haiyan Yu, Yi Shen, Shiyan Xu, Xiaoli Zhang, Hongli Gao, Shaohua Wang, Hongliang Wan, Linchao Li, Linghui Xu, Liling Zhu, Linfeng Zhang, Yifei Wang, Qin Li, Yanyan Qin, Hainan Huang, Dongye Sun, Liping Zhao
  • Publication number: 20190347931
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods that allocate, arrange, and distribute certain types of functions and intelligence, for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems, to facilitate vehicle operations and controls, to improve the general safety of the whole transportation system, and to ensure the efficiency, intelligence, reliability, and resilience of CAVH systems. The present invention also provides methods to define CAVH system intelligence and its levels, which are based on two dimensions: the vehicle intelligence and infrastructure intelligence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Fan Ding, Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Zhen Zhang, Yang Zhou, Huachun Tan, Shuoxuan Dong, Tianyi Chen, Xiaotian Li, Kunsong Shi
  • Publication number: 20190340921
    Abstract: This invention provides a system-oriented and fully-controlled connected automated vehicle highway system for various levels of connected and automated vehicles and highways. The system comprises one or more of: 1) a hierarchical traffic control network of Traffic Control Centers (TCC's), local traffic controller units (TCUs), 2) A RSU (Road Side Unit) network (with integrated functionalities of vehicle sensors, I2V communication to deliver control instructions), 3) OBU (On-Board Unit with sensor and V2I communication units) network embedded in connected and automated vehicles, and 4) wireless communication and security system with local and global connectivity. This system provides a safer, more reliable and more cost-effective solution by redistributing vehicle driving tasks to the hierarchical traffic control network and RSU network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Fan Ding, Jing Jin, Xiaoxuan Chen, Zhen Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190311616
    Abstract: This invention describes the detailed implementation of a Connected Automated Vehicle Highway (CAVH) on all roadway types. As CAVH vehicles travel within a transportation network, they will pass through different types of facilities such as basic segment, freeway or arterial segment, traffic bottlenecks, weaving and merging segment, intersections, first- and last-mile segment, parking, bridges, tunnel, multi-modal terminals and etc. Those different segments and nodes within a transportation network sometimes have drastically different geometric, design, and infrastructure characteristics. In this invention, detailed subsystem design will be described for each type of roadway segment for CAVH system to execute the entire trip door-to-door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jing Jin, Bin Ran, Zhen Zhang, Xiaowen Jiang, Tianyi Chen, Zhenxing Yao
  • Patent number: 10380886
    Abstract: This invention provides a system-oriented and fully-controlled connected automated vehicle highway system for various levels of connected and automated vehicles and highways. The system comprises one or more of: 1) a hierarchical traffic control network of Traffic Control Centers (TCC's), local traffic controller units (TCUs), 2) A RSU (Road Side Unit) network (with integrated functionalities of vehicle sensors, I2V communication to deliver control instructions), 3) OBU (On-Board Unit with sensor and V2I communication units) network embedded in connected and automated vehicles, and 4) wireless communication and security system with local and global connectivity. This system provides a safer, more reliable and more cost-effective solution by redistributing vehicle driving tasks to the hierarchical traffic control network and RSU network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CAVH LLC
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Fan Ding, Jing Jin, Xiaoxuan Chen, Zhen Zhang