Patents by Inventor Ephraim C. Yuen

Ephraim C. Yuen 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: 20200391562
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a trailer includes a detection device configured to monitor a connection between a coupler attached to the trailer and a trailer hitch attached to a vehicle and generate data related to the connection, and a processing device configured to receive the data from the detection device, and analyze the data to detect whether a partial detachment condition is present. Based on detecting the partial detachment condition, the processing device is configured to generate a notification to a driver to alert the driver of the partial detachment condition and/or control operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Shiv G. Patel, Ephraim C. Yuen, Kibrom Yohannes
  • Patent number: 10491807
    Abstract: A camera control system of a vehicle comprises a plurality of sensors configured to determine vehicle data and a camera control module configured to receive the vehicle data from the plurality of sensors. The camera control module is further configured to one of: i) adjust at least one operating parameter of the camera based on vehicle movement data received from the plurality of sensors; or ii) adjust at least one operating parameter of the camera based on light level data received from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shiv G. Patel, Grant L. Meade, Ephraim C. Yuen, Michael A. Wuergler
  • Patent number: 10380897
    Abstract: A vehicle system to assist a driver during a potential passing event of a passing vehicle includes a transceiver and a display. A passing assist module in communication with the transceiver and the display is configured to cause the transceiver to establish a wireless connection with a remote transceiver of a target vehicle and to receive a remote video signal from a camera and the remote transceiver associated with the target vehicle and cause the display of the passing vehicle to output at least one of a video signal and an image based on the remote video signal from the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shiv G. Patel, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Ephraim C. Yuen
  • Patent number: 10230877
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a sensor unit, a body, a camera, a display, and a controller. The sensor unit obtains sensor data pertaining to conditions pertaining to the vehicle. The camera is mounted on the body, and includes a lens. The display is disposed within the body, and provides images from the camera. The controller is configured to at least facilitate rotating the lens, based at least in part on the one or more conditions, between a first position and a second position. When in the first position, the lens has a first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a first field of view. When in the second position, the lens has a second focal length that is shorter than the first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a second field of view that is wider than the first field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Yuen, Shiv G. Patel, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman
  • Publication number: 20190014283
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for providing vehicles with video feed for making a turn. In one example, a vehicle includes sensors, a transceiver, a processor, and a display device. The sensors are configured to generate sensor data pertaining to operation of the vehicle. The processor is configured to determine when the vehicle is about to make a turn at an intersection, based at least in part on the sensor data. The transceiver is configured to receive a video feed from one or more cameras of a second vehicle, the second vehicle disposed proximate the intersection, when the vehicle is about to make a turn, for use in assistance with making the turn of the vehicle at the intersection. The display device is configured to display the video feed in accordance with instructions provided by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Yuen, Shiv G. Patel, Akram Abdel-Rahman
  • Patent number: 10178337
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for providing vehicles with video feed for making a turn. In one example, a vehicle includes sensors, a transceiver, a processor, and a display device. The sensors are configured to generate sensor data pertaining to operation of the vehicle. The processor is configured to determine when the vehicle is about to make a turn at an intersection, based at least in part on the sensor data. The transceiver is configured to receive a video feed from one or more cameras of a second vehicle, the second vehicle disposed proximate the intersection, when the vehicle is about to make a turn, for use in assistance with making the turn of the vehicle at the intersection. The display device is configured to display the video feed in accordance with instructions provided by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Yuen, Shiv G. Patel, Akram Abdel-Rahman
  • Publication number: 20180376054
    Abstract: A camera control system of a vehicle comprises a plurality of sensors configured to determine vehicle data and a camera control module configured to receive the vehicle data from the plurality of sensors. The camera control module is further configured to one of: i) adjust at least one operating parameter of the camera based on vehicle movement data received from the plurality of sensors; or ii) adjust at least one operating parameter of the camera based on light level data received from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Shiv G. PATEL, Grant L. MEADE, Ephraim C. YUEN, Michael A. WUERGLER
  • Publication number: 20180115687
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a sensor unit, a body, a camera, a display, and a controller. The sensor unit obtains sensor data pertaining to conditions pertaining to the vehicle. The camera is mounted on the body, and includes a lens. The display is disposed within the body, and provides images from the camera. The controller is configured to at least facilitate rotating the lens, based at least in part on the one or more conditions, between a first position and a second position. When in the first position, the lens has a first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a first field of view. When in the second position, the lens has a second focal length that is shorter than the first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a second field of view that is wider than the first field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: EPHRAIM C. YUEN, SHIV G. PATEL, AKRAM M. ABDEL-RAHMAN
  • Patent number: 9904146
    Abstract: A product may include a lens and a shade. A field of view may be defined through the lens. An actuator may selectively position the shade within the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: gm global technology operations llc
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Yuen, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Shiv G. Patel
  • Publication number: 20170349213
    Abstract: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an expected trajectory module and an electronic display. The expected trajectory module determines an expected forward drive trajectory of a vehicle and determines an expected forward drive trajectory of a trailer being towed by the vehicle. The electronic display displays the expected forward drive trajectories of the vehicle and the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Akram M. ABDEL-RAHMAN, Ephraim C. YUEN, Grant L. MEADE, Caroline CHUNG, Sepehr Pourrezaei Khaligh
  • Patent number: 9669833
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for operating an adaptive cruise control system of a host vehicle. The method includes receiving data measured from a plurality of sensors, wherein the measured data relates to one or more target vehicles in the host vehicle's field of view. The method further includes generating a following score for each target vehicle based on the measured data and controlling the host vehicle response based on the following score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Shiv Patel, Ephraim C. Yuen
  • Publication number: 20170123293
    Abstract: A product may include a lens and a shade. A field of view may be defined through the lens. An actuator may selectively position the shade within the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: EPHRAIM C. YUEN, AKRAM M. ABDEL-RAHMAN, SHIV G. PATEL
  • Publication number: 20170021833
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for operating an adaptive cruise control system of a host vehicle. The method includes receiving data measured from a plurality of sensors, wherein the measured data relates to one or more target vehicles in the host vehicle's field of view. The method further includes generating a following score for each target vehicle based on the measured data and controlling the host vehicle response based on the following score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Shiv Patel, Ephraim C. Yuen