Patents by Inventor Cody D. Grebe

Cody D. Grebe 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: 10496194
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Publication number: 20190299831
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle seat including a plurality of actuatable massage elements. The vehicle includes a dedicated physical massage function button located on a dash or a console of the vehicle. The vehicle includes a display configured to present a menu of vehicle configuration options when the dedicated physical massage function button is held for a threshold amount of time. The vehicle includes a memory and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to receive, from a user, a selection of the configuration options for the vehicle seat presented on the display. The processor is configured to receive a signal indicating that the dedicated massage function button is pressed. The processor is configured to activate the plurality of actuatable massage elements according to the selection of configuration options in response to the signal indicating that the dedicated massage function button is pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Fernando M. Rosero, Jeffrey Hudson Scheurer, II, Yousuf S. Riad, Cody D. Grebe, Brandon R. Mott
  • Patent number: 10336323
    Abstract: A system for preventing accidents includes an eye gaze detector for receiving an eye gaze vector from a driver. The system additionally comprises a proximity sensor for detecting locations of nearby objects and their velocities. A risk is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity. Additionally, the driver's knowledge of vehicle circumstances is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity as well as the eye gaze location. Responsive to the driver's knowledge and the risk, an alert is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Nicholas A. Scheufler, Ross C. Miller, Michelle Kosterich, Jason Lin, Dave Jaeyeong Choi, Cody D. Grebe
  • Patent number: 10073546
    Abstract: A two-zone track pad and a system including a two-zone track pad and corresponding display are disclosed herein. An example two-zone track pad for controlling a two-zone display includes a first track pad section, a second track pad section, and a bezel disposed between the first track pad section and the second track pad section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross C. Miller, Cody D. Grebe, Churu Yun
  • Patent number: 10037091
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys L. Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Publication number: 20180024659
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Publication number: 20170293373
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys L. Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Publication number: 20170247031
    Abstract: A system for preventing accidents includes an eye gaze detector for receiving an eye gaze vector from a driver. The system additionally comprises a proximity sensor for detecting locations of nearby objects and their velocities. A risk is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity. Additionally, the driver's knowledge of vehicle circumstances is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity as well as the eye gaze location. Responsive to the driver's knowledge and the risk, an alert is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Nicholas A. Scheufler, Ross C. Miller, Michelle Kosterich, Jason Lin, Dave Jaeyeong Choi, Cody D. Grebe
  • Patent number: 9727231
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Publication number: 20160188064
    Abstract: A two-zone track pad and a system including a two-zone track pad and corresponding display are disclosed herein. An example two-zone track pad for controlling a two-zone display includes a first track pad section, a second track pad section, and a bezel disposed between the first track pad section and the second track pad section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Ross C. Miller, Cody D. Grebe, Churu Yun
  • Publication number: 20160170507
    Abstract: A touch pad module including a housing and a touch pad is provided. The housing is disposed on a center console of a vehicle and defines an opening. The touch pad is positioned within the opening. The touch pad has an arcuate contact surface curved inwardly with respect to the opening toward a central axis of the touch pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Ross C. Miller, Cody D. Grebe
  • Publication number: 20160139724
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit