Patents by Inventor Elliott Pearson

Elliott Pearson 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: 20210323566
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes a profile manager to determine whether a user of a vehicle has a corresponding profile stored in memory based on a personalized vehicle key associated with the user, in response to determining that the profile for the user is not available, receive one or more inputs from the user via a display, the one or more inputs including a loading condition threshold and a corresponding response to exceeding the loading condition threshold, and generate the profile for the user based on the one more inputs from the user; and a vehicle feature modifier to modify a feature of the vehicle when a load condition of the vehicle satisfies the loading condition threshold to limit or disable operation of the vehicle based on the corresponding response to exceeding the loading condition threshold, the feature modified based upon the profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Peter Simeon Lazarevski, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh
  • Publication number: 20210256262
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to generate an augmented environment including a weight indicator for a vehicle. An example disclosed apparatus includes a sensor interface to receive load data associated with a vehicle, and receive live video data from a camera, the live video data including a location of an object in the vehicle, a load mapper to generate a map of loads on the vehicle based on the load data, an object-to-weight correlator to correlate a load of the map of loads with the object, and an augmented reality generator to generate an augmented environment identifying the location of the object and the load correlated with the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Anton Rogness, Peter Simeon Lazarevski, Joshua Rajasingh, Andrew Niedert, Elliott Pearson
  • Patent number: 11066081
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to modify vehicle function based on loading conditions. An example apparatus includes a vehicle load condition manager programmed to modify a feature of a vehicle when a load condition of the vehicle satisfies a threshold, wherein at least one of the feature or the threshold is based upon a profile of a user of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Peter Simeon Lazarevski, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh
  • Patent number: 10990822
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to generate an augmented environment including a weight indicator for a vehicle. An example disclosed apparatus includes a sensor interface to receive load data associated with a vehicle, and receive live video data from a camera, the live video data including a location of an object in the vehicle, a load mapper to generate a map of loads on the vehicle based on the load data, an object-to-weight correlator to correlate a load of the map of loads with the object, and an augmented reality generator to generate an augmented environment identifying the location of the object and the load correlated with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anton Rogness, Peter Simeon Lazarevski, Joshua Rajasingh, Andrew Niedert, Elliott Pearson
  • Patent number: 10933824
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for categorization of vehicle loading and display thereof. An example method includes comparing a summation of first load data and second load data to a threshold, the first or second load data associated with input from a vehicle sensor or a user interface, sorting the first and second load data into one or more categories, each of the categories based on input associated with the first load data or the second load data, the load data including vehicle load data or external vehicle load data, and displaying the sorted load data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh
  • Publication number: 20210039457
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a dual reacting, single load sensing element coupled to a hitch receiver are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a hitch configured to be coupled to a vehicle, the hitch including a crossbar, a receiver tube, and a pin housing coupled to the receiver tube. The pin housing includes a first pin including a load sensor, the first pin reacting loads in a first direction and a second direction and a second pin, the second pin reacting loads in the first direction, the first pin and the second pin acting as the only load path between the receiver tube and the crossbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Kevin Stanton Giaier, Elliott Pearson, Anton Rogness
  • Patent number: 10899183
    Abstract: Systems and methods for magnetoelastic hitch receiver force detection are disclosed. An example vehicle includes a chassis, a trailer hitch receiver configured to receive a trailer hitch arm along an axis, a first pin having a first magnetic field, the first pin disposed above and perpendicular to the axis, a second pin, the first pin and the second pin coupling the trailer hitch receiver to the chassis and a first sensor configured to detect changes in the first magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Methode Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Rinku Patel, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Chad Reed, Johannes Gie├čibl
  • Publication number: 20200384818
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for payload estimation and fault detection using hitch integrated sensors. An example apparatus includes a pin orientation determiner to determine a first orientation of a first pin and a second orientation of a second pin, the first pin and the second pin disposed within a hitch and calculate a relative orientation of the first pin and the second pin based on the first orientation and the second orientation. The example apparatus further includes a hitch condition detector to determine if a physical change has occurred in the hitch by comparing the relative orientation to an installation orientation of the first pin and the second pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Stanton Giaier, Andrew Niedert, Elliott Pearson, Anton Rogness
  • Publication number: 20200317212
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to determine vehicle trailer weight. An example apparatus includes a first sensor disposed on a hitch coupled to a vehicle to measure a first rate of change of a weight of the vehicle. The example apparatus also includes a second sensor disposed on a chassis of the vehicle to measure a second rate of change of the weight of the vehicle. The example apparatus also includes a controller to monitor the first rate of change and the second rate of change to determine if the vehicle is improperly loaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Anton Rogness, Joshua Rajasingh, Andrew Niedert, Elliott Pearson
  • Patent number: 10703345
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for automatically calibrating electronic trailer brake gain. An example apparatus includes a trailer brake gain calibrator programmed to modulate a trailer brake gain value based upon a derivative of a trailer hitch force and apply a pressure to a brake of a trailer based on the gain value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh
  • Publication number: 20200207294
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for categorization of vehicle loading and display thereof. An example method includes comparing a summation of first load data and second load data to a threshold, the first or second load data associated with input from a vehicle sensor or a user interface, sorting the first and second load data into one or more categories, each of the categories based on input associated with the first load data or the second load data, the load data including vehicle load data or external vehicle load data, and displaying the sorted load data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh
  • Publication number: 20200180371
    Abstract: Systems and methods for magnetoelastic hitch receiver force detection are disclosed. An example vehicle includes a chassis, a trailer hitch receiver configured to receive a trailer hitch arm along an axis, a first pin having a first magnetic field, the first pin disposed above and perpendicular to the axis, a second pin, the first pin and the second pin coupling the trailer hitch receiver to the chassis and a first sensor configured to detect changes in the first magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Rinku Patel, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson
  • Publication number: 20200117899
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to generate an augmented environment including a weight indicator for a vehicle. An example disclosed apparatus includes a sensor interface to receive load data associated with a vehicle, and receive live video data from a camera, the live video data including a location of an object in the vehicle, a load mapper to generate a map of loads on the vehicle based on the load data, an object-to-weight correlator to correlate a load of the map of loads with the object, and an augmented reality generator to generate an augmented environment identifying the location of the object and the load correlated with the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Anton Rogness, Peter Simeon Lazarevski, Joshua Rajasingh, Andrew Niedert, Elliott Pearson
  • Patent number: 10589583
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining force direction and magnitude acting on a trailer hitch are disclosed. An example vehicle includes two magnetoelastic pins, having respective magnetic fields, configured to couple a trailer hitch receiver to a vehicle chassis. The vehicle also includes a plurality of sensors corresponding to the two magnetoelastic pins, configured to detect changes in the respective magnetic fields. And the vehicle further includes a processor configured to determine a magnitude and direction of a force acting on the trailer hitch receiver based on data from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Rinku Patel, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson
  • Patent number: 10589700
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for categorization of vehicle loading and display thereof. An example apparatus includes a vehicle load condition manager programmed to categorize a first load data and second load data associated with a vehicle, compare a summation of the first and second load data to a threshold, and generate an alert for display via a user interface when the summation of the first and second load data exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh
  • Publication number: 20200055471
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed for categorization of vehicle loading and display thereof. An example apparatus includes a vehicle load condition manager programmed to categorize a first load data and second load data associated with a vehicle, compare a summation of the first and second load data to a threshold, and generate an alert for display via a user interface when the summation of the first and second load data exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh
  • Publication number: 20190381844
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to facilitate a single pin load sensor coupled to a hitch receiver, the sensor to measure one or more loads on the hitch receiver. An example apparatus includes a load sensing pin coupled to a hitch receiver of a vehicle, the load sensing pin disposed in a cavity of a crossbar that is to couple the hitch receiver to the vehicle, wherein the load sensing pin is to measure a load transferred from the hitch receiver to the crossbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh, Peter Simeon Lazarevski
  • Publication number: 20190337529
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to modify vehicle function based on loading conditions. An example apparatus includes a vehicle load condition manager programmed to modify a feature of a vehicle when a load condition of the vehicle satisfies a threshold, wherein at least one of the feature or the threshold is based upon a profile of a user of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Peter Simeon Lazarevski, Anton Rogness, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh
  • Publication number: 20190337523
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to compensate for body roll in vehicle weight calculations are disclosed. An example method includes receiving sensor data from sensors of a vehicle, determining a weight of the vehicle and determining a body roll of the vehicle. The example method further includes comparing the body roll to a threshold and, if the body roll satisfies the threshold, adjusting the determined weight of the vehicle based on the determined body roll and properties of a suspension system of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Anton Rogness, Andrew Niedert, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh
  • Publication number: 20190315169
    Abstract: Indicator apparatus and related methods for use with vehicles are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a controller configured to determine a load imparted on a hitch via a sensor. The hitch is to be coupled between a vehicle and a trailer. The controller is also configured to compare the load to a threshold load. The threshold load is based on a weight of the trailer. The controller is also configured to control an exterior light of the vehicle based on the comparison to visually indicate a load status of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Anton Rogness, Andrew Niedert, Elliott Pearson, Joshua Rajasingh