Patents by Inventor Edward Allen Cain, JR.

Edward Allen Cain, JR. 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: 20240208537
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining an action of a vehicle that causes an unsafe environment; storing a count of the action during a period; and autonomously controlling the vehicle to correct the action when the count is over a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Edward Allen Cain, JR.
  • Patent number: 12019574
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of sending data from a component on a transport to at least one other component on the transport in at least one location on a bus, comparing the data at the at least one other component to a threshold, and sending a notification, by the at least one other component, to a processor when the data is outside the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Satyajit P. Patne, Edward Allen Cain, Jr., Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 12021970
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of creating, by a transport, a digital key when the transport is powered on, wherein the digital key relates to an identity of an occupant of the transport, creating, by the transport, a digital sub-key that is related to the digital key, using, by the transport, the digital key during processing of a first set of functions, and using, by the transport, the digital sub-key during processing of a second set of functions that are more critical than the first set of functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Satyajit P. Patne, Ismail Thanickel, Edward Allen Cain, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20240177601
    Abstract: An example operation includes determining an action by a vehicle causing a dangerous situation; setting a driving score, based on a number of occurrences of the action; creating a notification, based on a number of occurrences of the action; responsive to the number of occurrences of the action being above a threshold, sending the notification to the vehicle, wherein the notification includes a modification to the vehicle; and applying the modification to the vehicle to minimize the action, wherein an amount of the modification is related to a change of the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 30, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Edward Allen Cain, JR.
  • Publication number: 20240163662
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving a request into a transport network comprising at least one transport for a proposed use of personal data associated with the at least one transport prior to the at least one transport entering an area; receiving into the transport network a deletion time of the personal data, prior to the at least one transport entering the area; providing, from the transport network an acknowledgement of the deletion time; and providing, from the transport network, the personal data when the at least one transport is in the area based on the received acknowledgement. This enables an occupant of a transport to share personal data relating to the transport with confidence that the data will be deleted by an agreed time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan N. Wilson, Edward Allen Cain, JR.
  • Publication number: 20240129966
    Abstract: An example operation includes starting, by a vehicle, a timer when a pairing request is initiated; receiving, by the vehicle, a first response to the pairing request from a first device and a second response to the pairing request from a second device; recording the timer when each of the first response and the second response are received; determining a first connection time, from the recorded timer, for the first device, and determining a second connection time, from the recorded timer, for the second device; and connecting, by the vehicle, to a device having a fastest connection time among the first device and the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satyajit P. Patne, Edward Allen Cain, JR., Gabriel E. Lawrence, Joshua R. Davis, Mark R. Klausner, Nathan Humpal
  • Publication number: 20240103843
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of downloading an update of a non-volatile electrically erasable memory storage of a vehicle, determining whether the memory storage is arranged in one of a block of bytes of memory and an individual byte of memory, selecting a programming protocol based on the memory storage arrangement and writing the memory storage based on the selected programming protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Allen Cain, JR., Satyajit P. Patne, Russell K. Barker, Ryan N. Wilson, Ismail Thanickel
  • Patent number: 11917395
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving a request into a transport network comprising at least one transport for a proposed use of personal data associated with the at least one transport prior to the at least one transport entering an area; receiving into the transport network a deletion time of the personal data, prior to the at least one transport entering the area; providing, from the transport network an acknowledgement of the deletion time; and providing, from the transport network, the personal data when the at least one transport is in the area based on the received acknowledgement. This enables an occupant of a transport to share personal data relating to the transport with confidence that the data will be deleted by an agreed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan N. Wilson, Edward Allen Cain, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11897450
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining, by sensors on a transport, a slope of a road and a surface condition of the road and engaging one or more wheels of the transport, based on the slope, the surface condition, and a characteristic of the one or more wheels. Engaging includes braking to the one or more wheels at a different rate as the transport is moving on the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Satyajit P. Patne, Edward Allen Cain, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11870557
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of generating a key based on an action performed utilizing a component of the transport and a time associated with the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Allen Cain, Jr., Satyajit P. Patne
  • Publication number: 20240005333
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining, by a vehicle, that an authorized component has been replaced on the vehicle with an unauthorized component, and providing by the vehicle a notification of an impact to the vehicle based on the unauthorized component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Edward Allen Cain, JR., Satyajit P. Patne, Ryan N. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20230394894
    Abstract: An example operation includes setting a mode of a vehicle based on an operation of the vehicle, a characteristic of the vehicle, a time, and/or a location of the vehicle. The mode is any of a service mode wherein personal information of a user of the vehicle is inaccessible; a development mode wherein a functionality of the vehicle is able to be modified, tested and/or validated, and wherein a security control of the vehicle is limited; and a normal mode wherein the functionality of the vehicle is enabled and the personal information of the user of the vehicle is accessible and modifiable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Edward Allen Cain, JR., Satyajit P. Patne, Ryan N. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20230393833
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving a request for an application from a vehicle; responsive to the request, pushing a version of the application to the vehicle; installing the application when a mode of the vehicle is set to at least one of a testing mode, a development mode, and a service mode; and performing at least one of testing a functionality of the vehicle by the application, validating the application, and modifying the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Edward Allen Cain, JR., Satyajit P. Patne, Ryan N. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11794764
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining, by a transport, that an issue will soon occur, determining, by the transport, a time the issue will occur, and displaying, by the transport, the time the issue will occur. The issue is based on sensor data approaching a threshold within a period of time that is faster than an average period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr., Satyajit P. Patne, Edward Allen Cain, Jr., Brian D. McFarland
  • Publication number: 20230319057
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving at a server at least one of a component calibration file and a component configuration file from a vehicle, receiving at the server a file signature of the at least one of the component calibration file and the component configuration file from the vehicle, parsing via the server the at least one of the component calibration file and the component configuration file based on the file signature and verifying via the server the at least one of the component calibration file and the component configuration file based on the file signature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Satyajit P. Patne, Edward Allen Cain, JR., Stephen Paul McFarland, JR.
  • Publication number: 20230272756
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of utilizing a first function of a transport, determining a degradation of performance of the transport due to the use of the first function, determining a probable second function to be used by the transport, modifying the second function and utilizing the modified second function, to offset the degradation of the performance of the transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Inventors: Satyajit P. Patne, Edward Allen Cain, JR.
  • Publication number: 20230242096
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of determining, by sensors on a transport, a slope of a road and a surface condition of the road and engaging one or more wheels of the transport, based on the slope, the surface condition, and a characteristic of the one or more wheels. Engaging includes braking to the one or more wheels at a different rate as the transport is moving on the road.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Satyajit P. Patne, Edward Allen Cain, JR.
  • Publication number: 20230222077
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of sending data from a component on a transport to at least one other component on the transport in at least one location on a bus, comparing the data at the at least one other component to a threshold, and sending a notification, by the at least one other component, to a processor when the data is outside the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Satyajit P. Patne, Edward Allen Cain, Jr., Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20230153094
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of downloading an update of a non-volatile electrically erasable memory storage of a vehicle, determining whether the memory storage is arranged in one of a block of bytes of memory and an individual byte of memory, selecting a programming protocol based on the memory storage arrangement and writing the memory storage based on the selected programming protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Edward Allen Cain, Jr., Satyajit P. Patne, Russell K. Barker, Ryan N. Wilson, Ismail Thanickel
  • Patent number: 11626977
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of receiving, via a first communication channel between a sending device and a recipient device, a first partial encryption key from the receiving device, receiving, via a second communication channel between the sending device and the recipient device, a second partial encryption key from the receiving device, wherein the second communication channel comprises a different communication medium than the first communication channel, generating a transport key based on the first partial encryption key and the second partial encryption key received via the first and second channels, and encrypting data based on the generated transport key and transmitting the encrypted data to the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Allen Cain, Jr., Ismail Thanickel, Jonathan Burnham, Satyajit P. Patne, Neal Shen, Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr.