Patents by Inventor Elon Musk

Elon Musk 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: 20200257317
    Abstract: A processor coupled to memory is configured to receive an identification of a geographical location associated with a target specified by a user remote from a vehicle. A machine learning model is utilized to generate a representation of at least a portion of an environment surrounding the vehicle using sensor data from one or more sensors of the vehicle. At least a portion of a path to a target location corresponding to the received geographical location is calculated using the generated representation of the at least portion of the environment surrounding the vehicle. At least one command is provided to automatically navigate the vehicle based on the determined path and updated sensor data from at least a portion of the one or more sensors of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Elon Musk, Kate Park, Nenad Uzunovic, Christopher Coleman Moore, Francis Havlak, Stuart Bowers, Andrej Karpathy, Arvind Ramanandan, Ashima Kapur Sud, Paul Chen, Paril Jain, Alexander Hertzberg, Jason Kong, Li Wang, Oktay Arslan, Nicklas Gustafsson, Charles Shieh, David Seelig
  • Publication number: 20020018236
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for sending and receiving a facsimile of a document. A sending user transmits a facsimile to a facsimile server, along with a recipient identification code. The facsimile server stores the facsimile in a designated facsimile web page, with the facsimile web page being associated with a facsimile uniform resource locator address (hereinafter facsimile URL address). The facsimile server determines an electronic communications location of the retrieving user from the recipient identification code and sends the facsimile URL address to the recipient. The recipient can then retrieve the facsimile by using a web browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Elon Musk, Almir Grbic
  • Patent number: 6185194
    Abstract: A system and method for uniquely combining the best aspects of the Internet and the Public Switched Telephone Network for calling an entity displayed on a monitor. A user provides an input to the computer to initiate a call. The call request data is received at a Web site providing the display, and is relayed over the Internet to a call center. The call center establishes the desired phone connection over the Public Switched Telephone Network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Zip2
    Inventors: Elon Musk, Aleksandar Dukic
  • Patent number: 6148260
    Abstract: The present invention provides a network accessible service which integrates both a business directory and a map database. A user can search the business directory in a variety of methods, including using aspects of the map database (i.e., a radius) to quantify the search. The user can then obtain directions from a specified user location to a selected search result. All of this is conveniently accomplished through a single website access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Assignee: Zip2
    Inventors: Elon Musk, Maurice J. Fitzgerald, II
  • Patent number: 6108650
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing an accelerated radius search. A search category is built having a density value corresponding to a geographic area. A first search radius is generated based upon the category, and the first search radius is used to perform a first search. If the first search returns an insufficient number of results, a second search radius is generated by using an heuristic to increase the first search radius, and the second search radius is used to perform a second search. The search is repeated until a desired results set is returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: MyWay.com Corporation
    Inventors: Elon Musk, King-Sun Wai, Leo Chan
  • Patent number: 5944769
    Abstract: The present invention provides a network accessible service which integrates both a business directory and a map database. A user can search the business directory in a variety of methods, including using aspects of the map database (i.e., a radius) to quantify the search. The user can then obtain directions from a specified user location to a selected search result. All of this is conveniently accomplished through a single website access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Zip2 Corporation
    Inventors: Elon Musk, Maurice J. Fitzgerald, II