Patents by Inventor Braden J. SWANTICK

Braden J. SWANTICK 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: 20220144276
    Abstract: In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, methods and systems are provided for controlling automatic overtake functionality for a host vehicle. In on such exemplary embodiment, a disclosed method includes: (i) obtaining, via a plurality of sensors, sensor data pertaining to the host vehicle and a roadway on which the host vehicle is traveling; (ii) determining, via a processor, when an automatic overtake is recommended, using the sensor data in conjunction with one or more threshold values; (iii) receiving driver inputs pertaining to the automatic overtake; and (iv) adjusting, via the processor, the one or more threshold values for the automatic overtake based on the driver inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Parks, Namal P. Kumara, Paul A. Adam, Gabriel T. Choi, Michael J. Abowd, Braden J. Swantick
  • Publication number: 20220073098
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method and apparatus for controlling an ADAS equipped vehicle including an input for receiving a lane change request, a global positioning sensor for detecting a vehicle location, a memory for storing a map data, a vehicle controller for performing a lane change in response to a lane change navigational route, and a processor configured for generating the lane change navigational route in response to the map data and the lane change request, for calculating a predicted lateral acceleration within the lane change navigational route in response to the map data and the lane change request and for coupling the lane change navigational route to the vehicle controller in response to the predicted lateral acceleration being less than a lateral acceleration threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Aldo P. D'Orazio, Crystal Nassouri, Braden J. Swantick
  • Publication number: 20210284162
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method and apparatus for controlling an ADAS equipped vehicle including a sensor configured for determining a first distance to a first proximate vehicle and a second distance to a second proximate vehicle, a user input operative to receive a user preference, a memory operative to store a map data, a processor operative to generate a current lane score and an adjacent lane score in response to the first distance, the second distance, the user preference, and the map data, the processor being further operative to generate a lane change control signal in response to the adjacent lane score exceeding the current lane score and a vehicle controller operative to perform a lane change operation from a current lane to an adjacent lane in response to the lane change control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Parks, Paul A. Adam, Gabriel T. Choi, Braden J. Swantick, Namal P. Kumara
  • Publication number: 20210061270
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method and apparatus for real time lateral control and steering actuation assessment for a motor vehicle by determining a desired host vehicle path, establishing a control point along the host vehicle path, generating a motion path between a host vehicle location and the control point, estimating a theoretical acceleration of the host vehicle along the motion path, controlling the host vehicle along the motion path, receiving a measured acceleration from an inertial measurement unit within the host vehicle, generating an error term in response to a comparison of the motion path and the measured lateral travel, and adjusting the performance limits of the sub-features in response to the error term.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Parks, Paul A. Adam, Gabriel T. Choi, Braden J. Swantick, Michael J. Godfrey
  • Publication number: 20200391746
    Abstract: A vehicle, system and method for operating the vehicle is disclose. The system includes a radar system and a processor. The radar system locates a gap between targets in a second lane adjoining a first lane, with the host vehicle residing in the first lane. The processor is configured to determine a viability value of the gap for a lane change, select the gap based on the viability value, align the host vehicle with the selected gap, and merge the host vehicle from the first lane into the selected gap in the second lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Parks, Paul A. Adam, Gabriel T. Choi, Braden J. Swantick
  • Publication number: 20200361471
    Abstract: A host vehicle that includes an autonomous control system that is capable of executing an automatic lane change (ALC) maneuver is described. The ALC maneuver may be executed when the host vehicle is seeking to merge into a lane of travel. This includes operating under conditions that include moderate to heavy levels of traffic. The host vehicle is capable of soliciting a desired gap in a target lane by using a lane centering offset maneuver to influence and observe proximal vehicles operating in the target lane before executing the ALC maneuver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel T. Choi, Paul A. Adam, Xiaofeng F. Song, Jeffrey S. Parks, Braden J. Swantick
  • Patent number: 10071777
    Abstract: An aerodynamic control system of a vehicle includes a utilization module that, based on a longitudinal force on a tire in a longitudinal direction and a latitudinal force on the tire in a latitudinal direction, determines a utilization force on the tire of the vehicle and a direction of the utilization force. A maximum module, based on the direction of the utilization force, determines a maximum force of the tire for maintaining traction between the tire and a road surface contacting the tire. A difference module determines a difference between the utilization force on the tire of the vehicle and the maximum force on the tire. An aerodynamic actuator control module selectively adjusts a position of an aerodynamic actuator of the vehicle based on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Braden J. Swantick, Edward T. Heil, Kevin Irwin, Jeffrey A. Mosher, Hualin Tan
  • Publication number: 20180111650
    Abstract: An aerodynamic control system of a vehicle includes a utilization module that, based on a longitudinal force on a tire in a longitudinal direction and a latitudinal force on the tire in a latitudinal direction, determines a utilization force on the tire of the vehicle and a direction of the utilization force. A maximum module, based on the direction of the utilization force, determines a maximum force of the tire for maintaining traction between the tire and a road surface contacting the tire. A difference module determines a difference between the utilization force on the tire of the vehicle and the maximum force on the tire. An aerodynamic actuator control module selectively adjusts a position of an aerodynamic actuator of the vehicle based on the difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Braden J. SWANTICK, Edward T. HEIL, Kevin IRWIN, Jeffrey A. MOSHER, Hualin TAN