Patents by Inventor BRENT JUSTIN GOLDMAN

BRENT JUSTIN GOLDMAN 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: 20200344622
    Abstract: Example aspects of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods that generate simulated communications traffic to enable improved monitoring of the performance of a vehicle integration platform (VIP) associated with a service provider entity. For instance, the VIP can provide services to or otherwise communicate with a number of different clients (e.g., autonomous vehicles included in one or more fleets of autonomous vehicles). However, when, for various operational reasons, the one or more fleets of autonomous vehicle are not operating or otherwise communicating with the VIP, it can be difficult to assess whether the VIP is correctly operating. As such, according to an aspect of the present disclosure, a watchdog monitoring system can be included in or otherwise interoperate with the VIP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: John T. Campbell, JR., Matthew James Way, Brent Justin Goldman
  • Patent number: 10761527
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to facilitating secure, bidirectional communications between autonomous vehicles associated with a plurality of entities and a provider infrastructure. In one example, a computer-implemented method for facilitating communications with a vehicle includes obtaining, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, a communication associated with an autonomous vehicle via an application programming interface platform, wherein the application programming interface platform comprises a plurality of vehicle services interfaces. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, an entity-type of the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, a vehicle services interface of the plurality of vehicle services interfaces based at least in part on the communication associated with the autonomous vehicle and the entity-type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew James Way, Leigh Gray Hagestad, Andrii Iasynetskyi, Mark Yen, Brent Justin Goldman
  • Publication number: 20200272949
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling autonomous vehicles are provided. Assisted autonomy tasks facilitated by operators for a plurality of autonomous vehicles can be tracked in order to generate operator attributes for each of a plurality of operators. The attributes for an operator can be based on tracking one or more respective assisted autonomy tasks facilitated by the operator. The operator attributes can be used to facilitate enhanced remote operations for autonomous vehicles. For example, request parameters can be obtained in response to a request for remote assistance associated with an autonomous vehicle. An operator can be selected to assist with autonomy tasks for the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the operator attributes for the operator and the request parameters associated with the request. Remote assistance for the first autonomous vehicle can be initiated, facilitated by the first operator in response to the request for remote assistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Sean Shanshi Chen, Samann Ghorbanian-Matloob, Brent Justin Goldman, Michael Guanran Huang
  • Publication number: 20200241869
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling communication between a service entity and third-party autonomous vehicles are provided. A method can include accessing, by a first computing system associated with a third-party entity, a software package stored within the first computing system. The software package can be associated with a service entity that coordinates a vehicle service for the one or more autonomous vehicles. The method can further include establishing, by the first computing system via the software package, a communication connection with a second computing system that is associated with the service entity. The second computing system can include one or more backend services to facilitate the vehicle service. The method can further include communicating, between the first computing system and the second computing system, data indicative of a communication associated with the one or more autonomous vehicles via the communication connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Konrad Julian Niemiec, Andrii Iasynetskyi, Jay A. Chen, Matthew James Way, Mark Yen, Michael Voznesensky, Vladimir Zaytsev, Brent Justin Goldman
  • Publication number: 20200201326
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to configuring and instructing autonomous vehicles. In particular, one or more computing devices can receive, from a plurality of different autonomous vehicles, data describing travel completed by the plurality of different autonomous vehicles within a geographic area. The computing device(s) can also receive data indicating one or more model parameters for the geographic area. Based at least in part on the data describing the travel and the data indicating the model parameter(s), the computing device(s) can generate one or more models indicating one or more effects of the plurality of different autonomous vehicles on a transportation market for the geographic area. Based at least in part on the model(s), the computing device(s) can generate data indicating instructions for at least one autonomous vehicle of the plurality of different autonomous vehicles and can communicate such data to the at least one autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Valerie Nina Chadha, Rei Chiang, Brent Justin Goldman, Arvind Srinivasan, Neil Stegall, Wei Wang, Ye Yuan
  • Publication number: 20200133306
    Abstract: Systems and methods for evaluating and deploying fleets of autonomous in operational domains are described. A computing system may obtain data indicative of one or more capabilities of at least one autonomous vehicle, data indicative of vehicle service dynamics in an operational domain over a period of time, and determining a plurality of resource performance parameters respectively for a plurality of autonomous vehicle fleets associated with potential deployment in the operational domain. Each autonomous vehicle fleet can be associated with a different number of autonomous vehicles The resource performance parameter for each autonomous vehicle fleet can be based at least in part on the one or more capabilities of the at least one autonomous vehicle and the vehicle service dynamics in the operational domain. The computing system can initiate an action associated with the operational domain based at least in part on the plurality of resource performance parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Valerie Nina Chadha, Ye Yuan, Neil Stegall, Brent Justin Goldman, Kane Sweeney, Rei Chiang
  • Publication number: 20200134525
    Abstract: A network computing system can coordinate on-demand transport serviced by transport providers operating throughout a transport service region. The transport providers can comprise a set of internal autonomous vehicles (AVs) and a set of third-party AVs. The system can receive a transport request from a requesting user of the transport service region, where the transport request indicates a pick-up location and a destination. The system can determine a subset of the transport providers to service the respective transport request, and executing a selection process among the subset of the transport providers to select a transport provider to service the transport request. The system may then transmit a transport assignment to the selected transport provider to cause the selected transport provider to service the transport request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Neil Stegall, Leigh Gray Hagestad
  • Publication number: 20200116515
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining autonomous vehicle operational domains improve vehicle data usage are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can obtain data indicative of a capability of an autonomous vehicle. The computing system can identify one or more a plurality of operational domains. The computing system can determine, for each of the operational domain(s), a respective level of addressability associated with the respective operational domain based at least in part on the capability of the autonomous vehicle. The computing system can provide an output based at least in part on the levels of addressability associated with the operational domain(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Valerie Nina Chadha, Ye Yuan, Andrew Raymond Sturges, Neil Stegall, Brent Justin Goldman, Rei Chiang, Arvind Srinivasan, Yifan Liu
  • Publication number: 20200033847
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to facilitating secure, bidirectional communications between autonomous vehicles associated with a plurality of entities and a provider infrastructure. In one example, a computer-implemented method for facilitating communications with a vehicle includes obtaining, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, a communication associated with an autonomous vehicle via an application programming interface platform, wherein the application programming interface platform comprises a plurality of vehicle services interfaces. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, an entity-type of the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, a vehicle services interface of the plurality of vehicle services interfaces based at least in part on the communication associated with the autonomous vehicle and the entity-type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew James Way, Leigh Gray Hagestad, Andrii Iasynetskyi, Mark Yen, Brent Justin Goldman
  • Publication number: 20200027354
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle to reduce wasteful data usage are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can determine that a first autonomous vehicle is in an idle state in which the first autonomous vehicle is online with a service entity and is not performing a vehicle service. The computing system can obtain vehicle parameter(s) associated with the first autonomous vehicle that is in the idle state and environmental parameter(s). The computing system can determine a task for the first autonomous vehicle to perform while the first autonomous vehicle is in the idle state based at least in part on at least one of the vehicle parameter(s) or the environmental parameter(s). The computing system can communicate data indicative of the task for the first autonomous vehicle to perform while the first autonomous vehicle is in the idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Leigh Gray Hagestad, Rei Chiang, Christopher James Lyons
  • Publication number: 20190354114
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling autonomous vehicle activation are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can obtain data associated with an autonomous vehicle that is offline with a service entity. The computing system can obtain data indicative of a geographic area associated with the service entity. The computing system can determine that the autonomous vehicle is to go online with the service entity within the geographic area based at least in part on the data associated with the autonomous vehicle and the data indicative of the geographic area. The computing system can communicate data indicative of an activation assignment associated with the autonomous vehicle. The activation assignment can be indicative of at least a portion of the geographic area within which the autonomous vehicle is to go online with the service entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Leigh Gray Hagestad, Rei Chiang, Christopher James Lyons
  • Publication number: 20190340928
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle to reduce idle data usage and vehicle downtime are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can obtain data associated with autonomous vehicle(s) that are online with a service entity. The computing system can obtain data indicative of the geographic area with an imbalance in a number of vehicles associated with the geographic area. The computing system can determine a first autonomous vehicle for re-positioning with respect to the geographic area based at least in part on the data associated with the one or more autonomous vehicles and the data indicative of the geographic. The computing system can communicating data indicative of a first re-positioning assignment associated with the first autonomous vehicle. In some implementations, the computing system can generate vehicle service incentive to entice a vehicle provider to re-position its autonomous vehicles with respect to the geographic area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Leigh Gray Hagestad, Rei Chiang
  • Publication number: 20190340927
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle to reduce idle data usage and vehicle downtime are provided. In one example embodiment, a computing system can obtain data associated with autonomous vehicle(s) that are online with a service entity. The computing system can obtain data indicative of the geographic area with an imbalance in a number of vehicles associated with the geographic area. The computing system can determine a first autonomous vehicle for re-positioning with respect to the geographic area based at least in part on the data associated with the one or more autonomous vehicles and the data indicative of the geographic. The computing system can communicating data indicative of a first re-positioning assignment associated with the first autonomous vehicle. In some implementations, the computing system can generate vehicle service incentive to entice a vehicle provider to re-position its autonomous vehicles with respect to the geographic area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Leigh Gray Hagestad, Rei Chiang
  • Patent number: 10182052
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by an operating system of the first computing device and from a client application executing on the first computing device, a first request for accessing a set of data associated with a user of the first computing device. The set of data is managed by a second computing device. The method further includes sending, by the operating system and to the second computing device, a second request for accessing the set of data. The method still further includes receiving, by the operating system and from the second computing device, a response to the second request. The method additionally includes, if the response to the second request grants the client application access to the set of data, then forwarding, by the operating system and to the client application, an access token to be used by the client application for accessing the set of data with the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Jonathan Shepard, Julie Christina Tung, Yariv Sadan, Brent Justin Goldman, Arun Vijayvergiya, Naitik Hemant Shah
  • Patent number: 10142446
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a server from a client, a first request for a dialog and particular parameters associated with the first request; invoking a method of a class in a server-side library comprising server-side code, wherein the method corresponds to a dialog type of the requested dialog; generating, based on the invoked method, a first dialog code configured to implement functionalities supported by the requested dialog; sending, to the client, the first dialog code for execution to cause the dialog to be displayed; receiving a second request sent from the client in response to a specific user interaction with a component of the displayed dialog, wherein the second request is a modified version of the first request that comprises additional parameters corresponding to the specific user interaction; and sending, to the client, a second dialog code based on the additional parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Naitik Hemant Shah, Wei Zhu
  • Publication number: 20170223020
    Abstract: In one embodiment, receiving, by an operating system of the first computing device and from a client application executing on the first computing device, a first request for accessing a set of data associated with a user of the first computing device, wherein the set of data is managed by a second computing device; sending, by the operating system and to the second computing device, a second request for accessing the set of data; receiving, by the operating system and from the second computing device, a response to the second request; and if the response to the second request grants the client application access to the set of data, then forwarding, by the operating system and to the client application, an access token to be used by the client application for accessing the set of data with the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Luke Jonathan Shepard, Julie Christina Tung, Yariv Sadan, Brent Justin Goldman, Arun Vijayvergiya, Naitik Hemant Shah
  • Publication number: 20170208152
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a server from a client, a first request for a dialog and particular parameters associated with the first request; invoking a method of a class in a server-side library comprising server-side code, wherein the method corresponds to a dialog type of the requested dialog; generating, based on the invoked method, a first dialog code configured to implement functionalities supported by the requested dialog; sending, to the client, the first dialog code for execution to cause the dialog to be displayed; receiving a second request sent from the client in response to a specific user interaction with a component of the displayed dialog, wherein the second request is a modified version of the first request that comprises additional parameters corresponding to the specific user interaction; and sending, to the client, a second dialog code based on the additional parameters
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Naitik Hemant Shah, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 9652552
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a dialog server comprising: a memory comprising instructions executable by one or more processors; and the one or more processors coupled to the memory and operable to execute the instructions, the one or more processors being operable when executing the instructions to: receive, from a client, a request for a dialog and one or more parameters associated with the request; process the request and the one or more parameters to extract information concerning the dialog; generate, based on the information concerning the dialog, code that implements one or more functionalities supported by the dialog, wherein the code can be processed directly by a web browser executing on the client; and transmit, to the client, the code for execution in the web browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Justin Goldman, Naitik Hemant Shah, Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 9635028
    Abstract: In one embodiment, receiving, by an operating system of the first computing device and from a client application executing on the first computing device, a first request for accessing a set of data associated with a user of the first computing device, wherein the set of data is managed by a second computing device; sending, by the operating system and to the second computing device, a second request for accessing the set of data; receiving, by the operating system and from the second computing device, a response to the second request; and if the response to the second request grants the client application access to the set of data, then forwarding, by the operating system and to the client application, an access token to be used by the client application for accessing the set of data with the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Jonathan Shepard, Julie Christina Tung, Yariv Sadan, Brent Justin Goldman, Arun Vijayvergiya, Naitik Hemant Shah
  • Publication number: 20130054803
    Abstract: In one embodiment, receiving, by an operating system of the first computing device and from a client application executing on the first computing device, a first request for accessing a set of data associated with a user of the first computing device, wherein the set of data is managed by a second computing device; sending, by the operating system and to the second computing device, a second request for accessing the set of data; receiving, by the operating system and from the second computing device, a response to the second request; and if the response to the second request grants the client application access to the set of data, then forwarding, by the operating system and to the client application, an access token to be used by the client application for accessing the set of data with the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Luke Jonathan Shepard, Julie Christina Tung, Yariv Sadan, Brent Justin Goldman, Arun Vijayvergiya, Naitik Hemant Shah