Patents by Inventor Charles A. Price

Charles A. Price 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: 20190210564
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems and methods for real-time remote control of vehicles with high redundancy. In some embodiments, two copies of at least one control command are received using two different wireless communication protocols, and are compared. The at least one control command is executed when the two copies are in agreement, but is rejected when the two copies differ. In other embodiments, additional wireless communication protocols may exist to provide a redundant mode of communication when one of the two different wireless communication protocols are unavailable. In yet other embodiments, redundant GPS units may be used to determine availability of any of the communication protocols, and relevant control commands may be downloaded in advance to circumvent the lack of coverage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoling HAN, Charles A. PRICE, Lindong SUN, Liu LIU, Yi WANG, Ruiliang ZHANG
  • Patent number: 10310933
    Abstract: Systems and arrangements for pre-processing data to detect and analyze system, application, or the like, incidents to identify incidents likely to cause a significant business impact are provided. Historical data related to incidents that previously occurred may be analyzed to quantify an impact of each incident. The quantified impact may be compared to a threshold and, if the impact above the threshold, the incident may be flagged as having a significant business impact. If the impact is below the threshold, the incident may be flagged as not having a significant business impact. Upon detecting an incident, data from the incident may be compared to the historical data of incidents having a significant business impact. If aspects of the incident are similar to one or more incidents having a significant business impact, the system may determine that the newly received incident is also likely to cause a significant business impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Charles C. Howie, DeAundra K. Glover, Jesse Price, Aaron Kephart
  • Publication number: 20190147194
    Abstract: An improved apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium are provided for implementing a secured communication system via synchronized hardware-based security. The present disclosure thus includes, without limitation, various example implementations directed toward secured data transmission reliant on hardware-based encryption and/or decryption methods. The secured communication system may provide secure real-time communications over networks, such as, but not limited, to computer networks, even when the networks being used are inherently insecure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Charles Price, JR., Weston Raymond Alameida
  • Publication number: 20190146522
    Abstract: Controllers, control architectures, systems and methods are described for controlling a host vehicle's participation in a platoon. In some embodiments, a vehicle control system includes a vehicle controller configured to determine vehicle control commands for at least partially automatically controlling the host vehicle based at least in part on sensor information. The vehicle control commands are arranged to be directly or indirectly utilized by one or more host vehicle control units resident on the host vehicle. The vehicle control system also includes one or more safety monitoring algorithms that, during at least partially automated driving, verify that selected vehicle control commands received from the vehicle controller meet selected safety criteria. At least some of the safety algorithms utilize sensor data in the verification of the commands received from the vehicle controller. The sensor data used by the safety algorithms may come from the host vehicle and/or a second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Christopher Klaus, Colleen Kelly Twitty, Stephen Michael Erlien, John Connelly Kegelman, Charles A. Price, Austin Bennett Schuh, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Patent number: 10234871
    Abstract: Controllers, control architectures, systems and methods are described for controlling a host vehicle's participation in a platoon. In some embodiments, a vehicle control system includes a vehicle controller configured to determine vehicle control commands for at least partially automatically controlling the host vehicle based at least in part on sensor information. The vehicle control commands are arranged to be directly or indirectly utilized by one or more host vehicle control units resident on the host vehicle. The vehicle control system also includes one or more safety monitoring algorithms that, during at least partially automated driving, verify that selected vehicle control commands received from the vehicle controller meet selected safety criteria. At least some of the safety algorithms utilize sensor data in the verification of the commands received from the vehicle controller. The sensor data used by the safety algorithms may come from the host vehicle and/or a second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Christopher Klaus, Colleen Kelly Twitty, Stephen Michael Erlien, John Connelly Kegelman, Charles A. Price, Austin Bennett Schuh, Joshua Philip Switkes
  • Patent number: 10200041
    Abstract: An analog multiplexer may be used for sampling an input voltage that is capable of having a higher voltage level than an upper supply voltage. The analog multiplexer includes a plurality of input switch circuits and a shorting switch circuit. The plurality of input switch circuits include n-type or p-type laterally diffused field effect transistors (NLDFETs or PLDFETs). At least one of the input switch circuits includes a level shifting switch circuit that is able to sample an input voltage that is greater than the upper supply voltage for the multiplexer. A shorting switch circuit, at an output of the multiplexer, includes a capacitively coupled gate drive circuit and is configured to short a first differential output to a second differential output after the input voltage is sampled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Gorbold, Christian Steffen Birk, Gerard Mora Puchalt, Colin Charles Price, Michael C. W. Coln, Mahesh Madhavan Kumbaranthodiyil
  • Publication number: 20180337703
    Abstract: A system with one or more transceiver antenna assemblies for installation in vehicle side-view mirrors to enable communication with nearby vehicles. Each transceiver antenna assembly may have one or two antenna arrays implemented on a single printed circuit board, protected by an antenna housing used to mount the transceiver antenna inside the mirror assembly. Each antenna array in a dual-channel transceiver antenna may transmit and receive data over one of two DSRC channels. One channel may be used to transmit and receive vehicle data only and the other channel may be used to transmit and receive both vehicle data and audio/video (A/V) data. Each antenna array is connected to a radio in the vehicle that processes received signals and prepares signals for transmission. Such a transceiver antenna system may be especially useful for communication in truck platooning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Price, James T. O'Keeffe, Thomas J. Birnbaum, Ganymed B. Stanek, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Patent number: 10078338
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating and controlling vehicles, for example heavy trucks, to follow closely behind each other, or linking to form a platoon. In one aspect, on-board controllers in each vehicle interact with vehicular sensors to monitor and control, for example, relative distance, relative acceleration or deceleration, and speed. In some aspects, vehicle onboard systems supply various data (breadcrumbs) to a Network Operations Center (NOC), which in turn provides data (authorization data) to the vehicles to facilitate platooning. The NOC suggests vehicles for platooning based on, for example, travel forecasts and analysis of relevant roadways to identify platoonable roadway segments. The NOC also can provide traffic, roadway, weather, or system updates, as well as various instructions. In some aspects, a mesh network ensures improved communication among vehicles and with the NOC. In some aspects, a vehicle onboard system may provide the authorization data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Smartt, Charles A. Price, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Patent number: 10074894
    Abstract: A transceiver antenna assembly for installation in a vehicle side-view mirror to enable communication with nearby vehicles, in which each transceiver antenna may have one or two antenna arrays implemented on a single printed circuit board, protected by an antenna housing used to mount the transceiver antenna inside the mirror assembly. Each antenna array in a dual-channel transceiver antenna may transmit and receive data over one of two DSRC channels. One channel may be used to transmit and receive vehicle data only and the other channel may be used to transmit and receive both vehicle data and audio/video (A/V) data. Each antenna array is connected to a radio in the vehicle that processes received signals and prepares signals for transmission. Such a transceiver antenna assembly, when mounted within the side view mirror assembly of a truck, may be especially useful for communication in truck platooning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Birnbaum, James T. O'Keeffe, Charles A. Price, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Publication number: 20180210457
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating and controlling vehicles, for example heavy trucks, to follow closely behind each other, or linking to form a platoon. In one aspect, on-board controllers in each vehicle interact with vehicular sensors to monitor and control, for example, relative distance, relative acceleration or deceleration, and speed. In some aspects, vehicle onboard systems supply various data (breadcrumbs) to a Network Operations Center (NOC), which in turn provides data (authorization data) to the vehicles to facilitate platooning. The NOC suggests vehicles for platooning based on, for example, travel forecasts and analysis of relevant roadways to identify platoonable roadway segments. The NOC also can provide traffic, roadway, weather, or system updates, as well as various instructions. In some aspects, a mesh network ensures improved communication among vehicles and with the NOC. In some aspects, a vehicle onboard system may provide the authorization data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. SMARTT, Charles A. PRICE, Joshua P. SWITKES
  • Publication number: 20180211546
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating and controlling vehicles, for example heavy trucks, to follow closely behind each other, or linking to form a platoon. In one aspect, on-board controllers in each vehicle interact with vehicular sensors to monitor and control, for example, relative distance, relative acceleration or deceleration, and speed. In some aspects, vehicle onboard systems supply various data (breadcrumbs) to a Network Operations Center (NOC), which in turn provides data (authorization data) to the vehicles to facilitate platooning. The NOC suggests vehicles for platooning based on, for example, travel forecasts and analysis of relevant roadways to identify platoonable roadway segments. The NOC also can provide traffic, roadway, weather, or system updates, as well as various instructions. In some aspects, a mesh network ensures improved communication among vehicles and with the NOC. In some aspects, a vehicle onboard system may provide the authorization data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. SMARTT, Charles A. PRICE, Joshua P. SWITKES
  • Publication number: 20180211068
    Abstract: An improved apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium are provided for implementing a secured communication system via synchronized hardware-based security. The present disclosure thus includes, without limitation, various example implementations directed toward secured data transmission reliant on hardware-based encryption and/or decryption methods. The secured communication system may provide secure real-time communications over networks, such as, but not limited, to computer networks, even when the networks being used are inherently insecure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Charles Price, JR., Weston Raymond Alameida
  • Publication number: 20180211545
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating and controlling vehicles, for example heavy trucks, to follow closely behind each other, or linking to form a platoon. In one aspect, on-board controllers in each vehicle interact with vehicular sensors to monitor and control, for example, relative distance, relative acceleration or deceleration, and speed. In some aspects, vehicle onboard systems supply various data (breadcrumbs) to a Network Operations Center (NOC), which in turn provides data (authorization data) to the vehicles to facilitate platooning. The NOC suggests vehicles for platooning based on, for example, travel forecasts and analysis of relevant roadways to identify platoonable roadway segments. The NOC also can provide traffic, roadway, weather, or system updates, as well as various instructions. In some aspects, a mesh network ensures improved communication among vehicles and with the NOC. In some aspects, a vehicle onboard system may provide the authorization data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Smartt, Charles A. Price, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Publication number: 20180211544
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating and controlling vehicles, for example heavy trucks, to follow closely behind each other, or linking to form a platoon. In one aspect, on-board controllers in each vehicle interact with vehicular sensors to monitor and control, for example, relative distance, relative acceleration or deceleration, and speed. In some aspects, vehicle onboard systems supply various data (breadcrumbs) to a Network Operations Center (NOC), which in turn provides data (authorization data) to the vehicles to facilitate platooning. The NOC suggests vehicles for platooning based on, for example, travel forecasts and analysis of relevant roadways to identify platoonable roadway segments. The NOC also can provide traffic, roadway, weather, or system updates, as well as various instructions. In some aspects, a mesh network ensures improved communication among vehicles and with the NOC. In some aspects, a vehicle onboard system may provide the authorization data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. SMARTT, Charles A. PRICE, Joshua P. SWITKES
  • Publication number: 20180143650
    Abstract: Controllers, control architectures, systems and methods are described for controlling a host vehicle's participation in a platoon. Described vehicle platooning control systems may include a platoon controller and a vehicle interface controller. The platoon controller is configured to determine torque and braking requests for at least partially automatically controlling the host vehicle to platoon with a platoon partner. The vehicle interface controller manages communications between the platoon controller and one or more host vehicle control units. The vehicle interface controller may also include a safety monitor including one or more safety monitoring algorithms In some embodiments, the vehicle interface controller is at least ASIL-C compliant, whereas the platoon controller and an optional gateway processor may be QM rated under ISO 26262. The platoon controller may be configured as a listener capable of receiving but not transmitting messages on the host vehicle's control related communication bus(es).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Todd Christopher Klaus, Colleen Kelly Twitty, Stephen Michael Erlien, John Connelly Kegelman, Charles A. Price, Austin Bennett Schuh, Brian Jeremy Silverman, Joshua Philip Switkes
  • Publication number: 20180143651
    Abstract: Controllers, control architectures, systems and methods are described for controlling a host vehicle's participation in a platoon. In some embodiments, a vehicle control system includes a vehicle controller configured to determine vehicle control commands for at least partially automatically controlling the host vehicle based at least in part on sensor information. The vehicle control commands are arranged to be directly or indirectly utilized by one or more host vehicle control units resident on the host vehicle. The vehicle control system also includes one or more safety monitoring algorithms that, during at least partially automated driving, verify that selected vehicle control commands received from the vehicle controller meet selected safety criteria. At least some of the safety algorithms utilize sensor data in the verification of the commands received from the vehicle controller. The sensor data used by the safety algorithms may come from the host vehicle and/or a second vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Todd Christopher KLAUS, Colleen Kelly TWITTY, Stephen Michael ERLIEN, John Connelly KEGELMAN, Charles A. PRICE, Austin Bennett SCHUH, Joshua Philip SWITKES
  • Publication number: 20180144640
    Abstract: Controllers, control architectures, systems and methods are described for controlling a host vehicle's participation in a platoon. Described vehicle platooning control systems may include a platoon controller and a gateway processor. The platoon controller is configured to determine torque and braking requests for at least partially automatically controlling the host vehicle to platoon with a platoon partner. The gateway processor coordinates communications between a host vehicle and the platoon partner and optionally a network operations center. A dedicated communications link may optionally directly connect the platoon controller to the gateway processor, with no other devices being coupled to the dedicated communications link. In some embodiments, the gateway processor is not coupled to any of the host vehicle's control related communication bus(es). In some embodiments, the gateway processor includes a message logger and the platoon controller does not have any logging capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Charles A. PRICE, Stephen Michael ERLIEN, John Connelly KEGELMAN, Todd Christopher KLAUS, Austin Bennett SCHUH, Brian Jeremy SILVERMAN, Joshua Philip SWITKES, Colleen Kelly TWITTY
  • Publication number: 20180123591
    Abstract: An analog multiplexer may be used for sampling an input voltage that is capable of having a higher voltage level than an upper supply voltage. The analog multiplexer includes a plurality of input switch circuits and a shorting switch circuit. The plurality of input switch circuits include n-type or p-type laterally diffused field effect transistors (NLDFETs or PLDFETs). At least one of the input switch circuits includes a level shifting switch circuit that is able to sample an input voltage that is greater than the upper supply voltage for the multiplexer. A shorting switch circuit, at an output of the multiplexer, includes a capacitively coupled gate drive circuit and is configured to short a first differential output to a second differential output after the input voltage is sampled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy R. Gorbold, Christian Steffen Birk, Gerard Mora Puchalt, Colin Charles Price, Michael C.W. Coln, Mahesh Madhavan Kumbaranthodiyil
  • Publication number: 20170052907
    Abstract: An improved apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium are provided for implementing a secured communication system via synchronized hardware-based security. The present disclosure thus includes, without limitation, various example implementations directed toward secured data transmission reliant on hardware-based encryption and/or decryption methods. The secured communication system may provide secure real-time communications over networks, such as, but not limited, to computer networks, even when the networks being used are inherently insecure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Charles Price, JR., Weston Raymond Alameida
  • Patent number: D812752
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MUNDIPHARMA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: John Charles Price