Patents by Inventor Curtis L. Hay

Curtis L. Hay 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: 20210155245
    Abstract: A process for sensor sharing for an autonomous lane change is provided. The process includes, within a dynamic controller of a host vehicle, monitoring sensors of the host vehicle, establishing communication between the host vehicle and a confederate vehicle on a same roadway as the host vehicle, monitoring sensors of the confederate vehicle, within the dynamic controller of the host vehicle, utilizing data from the sensors of the host vehicle and data from the sensors of the confederate vehicle to initiate a lane change maneuver for the host vehicle, and executing the lane change maneuver for the host vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Naserian, Curtis L. Hay, Sayyed Rouhollah Jafari Tafti, Allan K. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20200233094
    Abstract: A method of determining position includes providing a GNSS positioning receiver, a controller, and a non-transient computer-readable data storage. The data storage is provided with at least one 3-dimensional building model having a geographical identifier. The method also includes receiving at least one GNSS position signal. The method further includes calculating an approximate position based on the at least one GNSS position signal and that a respective GNSS position signal of the at least one GNSS position signal is a non-line-of-sight signal. The method further includes calculating, based on the building model and the respective GNSS position signal, a modeled position, and refining the modeled position based on a current heading and speed of the positioning receiver and a carrier-phase of the at least one GNSS position signal. The method still further includes calculating a final position based on the approximate position, the modeled position, and the refining step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar, CURTIS L. HAY, Steven R. Croyle
  • Publication number: 20200225363
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems and computer readable storage medium for a method for making temporal corrections to position data received a plurality of components. The method includes receiving, by a processor, vehicle location data and a time stamp associated with the vehicle location data from one or more components. The method further includes calculating, by the processor, a time difference between the time stamp and a current time received from the one or more components. The method further includes determining, by the processor, a time offset using the time difference and a distance travelled between the time stamp and an occurrence of the determination for each of the one or more components. The method further includes providing, by the processor, a corrected vehicle location using the time offset for each of the one or more component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Soheil Samii, Michael E. Potts, David A. Bodenmiller, Curtis L. Hay, Steven R. Croyle
  • Publication number: 20190277640
    Abstract: A system and method of providing elevation information to a vehicle, the method including: maintaining a map matching software system at a remote server facility, wherein the remote software system includes a geographical map database storing geographical maps; receiving an elevation correction request from the vehicle, wherein the elevation correction request includes current vehicle location information; in response to receiving the elevation correction request from the vehicle, extracting elevation information from the geographical maps based at least in part on the current vehicle location information; and after extracting the elevation information from the geographical maps, sending the extracted elevation information to the vehicle, wherein the extracted elevation information includes elevation information concerning an area at or near the vehicle or along a pathway of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Praneeth Nelapati, Curtis L. Hay, Douglas A. Donaldson, Steven R. Croyle
  • Patent number: 10387732
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining an error in global navigation information are provided. The apparatus includes at least one memory including computer executable instructions and at least one processor configured to read and execute the computer executable instructions. The computer executable instructions causing the at least one processor to detect a position based on a global navigation information, determine at least one from among a lateral error and longitudinal error at the detected position based on high resolution mapping data, determine an adjustment value based on determined at least one from among the lateral error and the longitudinal error, and transmit or store the adjustment value and the detected position corresponding to the adjustment value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Praneeth Nelapati, Douglas A. Donaldson, Curtis L. Hay
  • Patent number: 10347125
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating with a plurality of vehicles. The method includes receiving route information from a plurality of telematics units installed into each of the vehicles. The information may be collected as the vehicles are traveling along a vehicle route. The method further includes determining an eligibility of the vehicle route for use with a semi-autonomous driving system of the vehicles from at least the received route information. The method may also include communicating the eligibility of the vehicle route to the vehicles. The system includes a plurality of telematics units configured to collect route information as the vehicles are traveling along a vehicle route. The system further includes a database in communication with the plurality of telematics units. The database includes an eligibility of the vehicle route for use with a super cruise system of the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: GM Global Technology Operations LLC, General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Esteban Camacho, Alexander X. Cermak, Ryan Olejniczak, Curtis L. Hay, Praneeth Nelapati
  • Patent number: 10288745
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for determining a vehicle position. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, by a processor of a rover vehicle, vehicle position data from one or more parked vehicles; receiving, by the processor of the rover vehicle, global positioning system data from a GPS receiver of the rover vehicle; and processing, by the processor of the rover vehicle, the vehicle position data and the global position system data to determine a position of the rover vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Upali P. Mudalige, Shuqing Zeng, Curtis L. Hay
  • Publication number: 20190129040
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to methods and apparatus for inferring map data from GPS measurements. More specifically, the method and apparatus to receive a plurality of measurement data from vehicular GPS measurements and, optionally, additional sensor data. The system is then operative to generate latitude and longitude errors from the covariance matrix and apply this information to a plurality of measurement data in order to determine an actual location in response to the plurality of measurement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Eric He, Fan Bai, Curtis L. Hay, Vijayakumar Bhagavatula
  • Patent number: 10200882
    Abstract: A system including: a memory configured to include one or more executable instructions, a controller configured to execute the executable instructions, a vehicle including a vehicle system and an antenna system, the vehicle system configured to generate vehicle location data, the antenna system configured to implement the beamforming tactics based on received angle of arrival information so as to create a directed communication link with one or more transceiving devices, a localization data module configured to produce angle of arrival information for one or more select locations; and where the executable instructions enable the controller to: receive vehicle location data communicated from the vehicle; based on the vehicle location data, perform the localization data module to produce angle of arrival information for the one or more select locations; communicate the angle of arrival information for each of the one or more select locations to the vehicle system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Praneeth Nelapati, Curtis L. Hay, Steven R. Croyle
  • Publication number: 20180365500
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining an error in global navigation information are provided. The apparatus includes at least one memory including computer executable instructions and at least one processor configured to read and execute the computer executable instructions. The computer executable instructions causing the at least one processor to detect a position based on a global navigation information, determine at least one from among a lateral error and longitudinal error at the detected position based on high resolution mapping data, determine an adjustment value based on determined at least one from among the lateral error and the longitudinal error, and transmit or store the adjustment value and the detected position corresponding to the adjustment value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Praneeth Nelapati, Douglas A. Donaldson, Curtis L. Hay
  • Publication number: 20180313960
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for determining a vehicle position. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, by a processor of a rover vehicle, vehicle position data from one or more parked vehicles; receiving, by the processor of the rover vehicle, global positioning system data from a GPS receiver of the rover vehicle; and processing, by the processor of the rover vehicle, the vehicle position data and the global position system data to determine a position of the rover vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: UPALI P. MUDALIGE, SHUQING ZENG, CURTIS L. HAY
  • Patent number: 10037683
    Abstract: A vehicle telematics device for a vehicle that includes an electronic processor, a wireless chipset for wireless communication to and from the vehicle, and a bus interface for receiving bus messages from a communications bus in the vehicle. The vehicle telematics device includes computer readable memory storing program code that, upon execution by the processor, causes the vehicle telematics device to: (a) monitor for messages received by the bus interface from the communications bus; (b) detect a communication failure of the communication bus based on the monitoring; (c) determine a vehicle movement that is indicative of a vehicle crash; and (d) initiate a communication with a remote facility in response to both the detection of the communication failure and the determination of the vehicle movement that is indicative of a crash a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Eric T. Hosey, Andrew J. MacDonald, Curtis L. Hay, Steven R. Croyle
  • Publication number: 20180108254
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating with a plurality of vehicles. The method includes receiving route information from a plurality of telematics units installed into each of the vehicles. The information may be collected as the vehicles are traveling along a vehicle route. The method further includes determining an eligibility of the vehicle route for use with a semi-autonomous driving system of the vehicles from at least the received route information. The method may also include communicating the eligibility of the vehicle route to the vehicles. The system includes a plurality of telematics units configured to collect route information as the vehicles are traveling along a vehicle route. The system further includes a database in communication with the plurality of telematics units. The database includes an eligibility of the vehicle route for use with a super cruise system of the vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Esteban Camacho, Alexander X. Cermak, Ryan Olejniczak, Curtis L. Hay, Praneeth Nelapati
  • Publication number: 20170285176
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for locating a vehicle. A locating device receives position data and determines an approximate position of the vehicle. A remote server reports a plurality of corrections factor for a respective plurality of locations which are buffered by a transmission server into a burst transmission. The transmission server transmits the burst transmission of the correction factors over a wireless data channel. A receiver receives the burst transmission from the transmission server and a correction device extracts a selected correction factor from the burst transmission based on the approximate position to determine a refined position of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: STEVEN R. CROYLE, CURTIS L. HAY, PAUL K. WAGNER, SHINGARA S. DHANOA, ERAY YASAN, HERBERT PFEIFFER
  • Patent number: 9644970
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention contemplate obtaining a more accurate estimated horizontal position error (EHPE) under conditions in which the telematics unit of a vehicle cannot receive GNSS signals. In particular, the invention contemplates determining that a vehicle is entering a parking garage and obtaining a more accurate estimated horizontal position error (EHPE) of the vehicle in the parking garage when GNSS signals are unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventors: Debo Sun, Curtis L. Hay
  • Patent number: 9480066
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling Wi-Fi module operation based on vehicle location includes: detecting at a vehicle a geopolitical identifier broadcast by a wireless carrier system; determining whether operational settings of the Wi-Fi module conform to operational settings specified for the detected geopolitical identifier; and changing the operational settings of the Wi-Fi module when not conforming to the operational settings specified for the detected geopolitical identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignees: General Motors LLC, GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Lakshmi V. Thanayankizil, Mohammad Ishfaq, Curtis L. Hay, Dipankar Pal
  • Publication number: 20160278087
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling Wi-Fi module operation based on vehicle location includes: detecting at a vehicle a geopolitical identifier broadcast by a wireless carrier system; determining whether operational settings of the Wi-Fi module conform to operational settings specified for the detected geopolitical identifier; and changing the operational settings of the Wi-Fi module when not conforming to the operational settings specified for the detected geopolitical identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Lakshmi V. Thanayankizil, Mohammad Ishfaq, Curtis L. Hay, Dipankar Pal
  • Patent number: 9366764
    Abstract: A method is provided for estimating position using an integrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)/dead reckoning (DR) (GNSS/DR) navigation system in a vehicle. The method includes: determining a current environment of the vehicle from a plurality of environments based on at least one parameter; calculating a Kalman filter-related parameter based on the determined current environment, wherein the Kalman filter-related parameter corresponds to a representation of weight given to GNSS navigation and DR navigation relative to one another; and estimating a position of the vehicle based on the calculated Kalman filter-related parameter utilizing a Kalman filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventors: Debo Sun, Curtis L. Hay
  • Patent number: 9301242
    Abstract: A method of re-attempting to wirelessly connect a vehicle telematics unit with a wireless carrier system includes detecting that a primary retry method has failed; and carrying out a secondary retry method that: determines whether the vehicle telematics unit will communicate using a first radio access technology (RAT) or a second RAT; re-attempts a cellular connection with one or more base stations using a first RAT attachment procedure when it is determined that the vehicle telematics unit will communicate using the first RAT; and re-attempts a cellular connection with one or more base stations using a second RAT attachment procedure when it is determined that the vehicle telematics unit will communicate using the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Ki Hak Yi, Curtis L. Hay, Andrew J. Macdonald, Yao Hui Lei, James J. Piwowarski
  • Patent number: 9179488
    Abstract: A method of re-establishing a cellular connection between a vehicle telematics unit and a wireless carrier system includes detecting a loss of cellular connection between a vehicle telematics unit and a wireless carrier system; accessing a technology order table (TOT) that orders a plurality of radio access technologies (RATs) capable of use at the vehicle telematics unit according to desirability; attempting to re-establish the cellular connection by: determining the RAT used by the vehicle telematics unit when the loss of cellular connection was detected; searching the TOT to locate a less desirable RAT relative to the RAT used by the vehicle telematics unit when the loss of cellular connection was detected; attempting to connect with the wireless carrier system using the less desirable RAT and a group of PLMNs that is limited to home and home-equivalent PLMNs; and if that attempt fails, attempting to connect with the wireless carrier system by iterating through each of the RATs ordered in the TOT beginning
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Yao Hui Lei, Andrew J. Macdonald, Ayman R. Daoud, Dipankar Pal, David George, James J. Piwowarski, Curtis L. Hay