Patents by Inventor Brent T. Deep

Brent T. Deep 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: 11453391
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method for performing off road adaptive cruise control in a host vehicle including controlling a vehicle speed at a first speed according to an adaptive cruise control algorithm, detecting an obstacle, using a sensor, within a host vehicle path, reducing the vehicle speed to a reduced speed in response to the detection of the obstacle, detecting a vehicle contact with the obstacle in response to a first inertial measurement unit measurement, applying a brake friction force and increasing an engine torque in response to detecting the vehicle contact with the obstacle, determining a traverse of the obstacle in response to a second inertial measurement unit measurement, and resuming the control of the vehicle speed at the first speed in response to the traverse of the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mahnken, Jeffrey Louis Brown, Brent T. Deep
  • Publication number: 20210094537
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method for performing off road adaptive cruise control in a host vehicle including controlling a vehicle speed at a first speed according to an adaptive cruise control algorithm, detecting an obstacle, using a sensor, within a host vehicle path, reducing the vehicle speed to a reduced speed in response to the detection of the obstacle, detecting a vehicle contact with the obstacle in response to a first inertial measurement unit measurement, applying a brake friction force and increasing an engine torque in response to detecting the vehicle contact with the obstacle, determining a traverse of the obstacle in response to a second inertial measurement unit measurement, and resuming the control of the vehicle speed at the first speed in response to the traverse of the obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mahnken, Jeffrey Louis Brown, Brent T. Deep
  • Publication number: 20210086695
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method and apparatus for generating a graphical user interface indicative of a vehicle underbody view including a LIDAR operative to generate a depth map of an off-road surface, a camera for capturing an image of the off-road surface, a chassis sensor operative to detect an orientation of a host vehicle, a processor operative to generate an augmented image in response to the depth map, the image and the orientation, wherein the augmented image depicts an underbody view of the host vehicle and a graphic representative of a host vehicle suspension system, and a display operative to display the augmented image to a host vehicle operator. A static and dynamic model of the vehicle underbody is compared vs the 3-D terrain model to identify contact points between the underbody and terrain are highlighted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mahnken, Bradford G. Schreiber, Jeffrey Louis Brown, Shawn W. Ryan, Brent T. Deep, Kurt A. Heier, Upali P. Mudalige, Shuqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 9187044
    Abstract: A cargo management system for a vehicle includes a beam assembly that has a first end and a second end. At least one of the ends is biased axially outward and compressible axially inward. Each of the ends has a common interface configured to be supportable by the opposing side walls of the vehicle so that the beam assembly is supported at both of the first and second ends by the walls and extends over a floor of a vehicle, with said at least one of the ends compressed axially inward. The beam assembly can be used as a bed divider, to provide two-tier loading, and as a ladder rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bonner, Brent T. Deep, Scott D. Tonks, Sherry L. Quijano, Anthony E. Johnson, Christopher D. Rauser
  • Publication number: 20140027483
    Abstract: A cargo management system for a vehicle includes a beam assembly that has a first end and a second end. At least one of the ends is biased axially outward and compressible axially inward. Each of the ends has a common interface configured to be supportable by the opposing side walls of the vehicle so that the beam assembly is supported at both of the first and second ends by the walls and extends over a floor of a vehicle, with said at least one of the ends compressed axially inward. The beam assembly can be used as a bed divider, to provide two-tier loading, and as a ladder rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bonner, Brent T. Deep, Scott D. Tonks, Sherry L. Quijano, Anthony E. Johnson, Christopher D. Rauser
  • Patent number: 8428836
    Abstract: An engine control system comprises a limit determination module and a torque control module. The limit determination module selectively varies a torque limit based on a steering angle. The torque control module selectively limits torque output by an engine to the torque limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventors: Steven J. Andrasko, Brent T. Deep, Scott M. Neher, Jason P Hafer
  • Patent number: 8397500
    Abstract: A control system for an engine that includes a turbocharger includes a restriction estimation module and an engine protection module. The restriction estimation module estimates restriction of airflow through an air filter of the engine based on a comparison between measured and modeled temperatures at an outlet of a compressor of the turbocharger. The engine protection module, based on the estimated airflow restriction, at least one of controls turbocharger boost, controls turbocharger airflow, controls a fueling rate of the engine, and generates a warning signal for a driver of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventors: Steven J. Andrasko, Yun Xiao, Brent T. Deep
  • Patent number: 8117831
    Abstract: An exhaust system for a vehicle having a diesel engine and a method of operation are disclosed. The exhaust system may include a diesel particulate filter, a pipe located downstream of the diesel particulate filter and an exhaust gas cooling assembly. The exhaust gas cooling assembly may have an air pump and a connecting pipe connected to the pipe and configured to direct air from the air pump into the pipe. During particulate filter regeneration, the air pump may be activated to push air into the exhaust in order to reduce the temperature of exhaust gasses exiting the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Stewart, Brent T. Deep, Richard B. Downey, Douglas M. Kerchner
  • Publication number: 20110197580
    Abstract: A control system for an engine that includes a turbocharger includes a restriction estimation module and an engine protection module. The restriction estimation module estimates restriction of airflow through an air filter of the engine based on a comparison between measured and modeled temperatures at an outlet of a compressor of the turbocharger. The engine protection module, based on the estimated airflow restriction, at least one of controls turbocharger boost, controls turbocharger airflow, controls a fueling rate of the engine, and generates a warning signal for a driver of a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven J. Andrasko, Yun Xiao, Brent T. Deep
  • Publication number: 20110066338
    Abstract: An engine control system comprises a limit determination module and a torque control module. The limit determination module selectively varies a torque limit based on a steering angle. The torque control module selectively limits torque output by an engine to the torque limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Andrasko, Brent T. Deep, Scott M. Neher, Jason P. Hafer
  • Patent number: 7637099
    Abstract: A fluid entrainment apparatus is provided which operates to mix a first fluid stream with a second fluid stream. The apparatus includes first and second fluid flow conduits. The first fluid flow conduit includes a nozzle portion having a converging bore through which the first fluid is accelerated. Additionally, the second fluid flow conduit includes a nozzle portion having a converging bore, a duct portion having a generally cylindrical bore, and a diffuser portion having a diverging bore. The nozzle portion of the second fluid flow conduit is mounted with respect to the nozzle portion of the first fluid flow conduit such that an annular port is formed through which the second fluid passes to mix with the first fluid. Additional fluid mixing occurs in the duct portion and the diffuser portion. The fluid entrainment apparatus may be configured for use within a vehicle exhaust system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Raj P. Ranganathan, Brent T. Deep, Bala K. Murthy, Thomas Stewart, Anthony F. Grzelakowski
  • Publication number: 20090100826
    Abstract: An exhaust system for a vehicle having a diesel engine and a method of operation are disclosed. The exhaust system may include a diesel particulate filter, a pipe located downstream of the diesel particulate filter and an exhaust gas cooling assembly. The exhaust gas cooling assembly may have an air pump and a connecting pipe connected to the pipe and configured to direct air from the air pump into the pipe. During particulate filter regeneration, the air pump may be activated to push air into the exhaust in order to reduce the temperature of exhaust gasses exiting the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Stewart, Brent T. Deep, Richard B. Downey, Douglas M. Kerchner