Patents by Inventor Eric Michael Perko

Eric Michael Perko 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: 20200250981
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides autonomous vehicles that include a vehicle intention system that provides intention signals indicative of an intention of the autonomous vehicle. In particular, in one example, the vehicle intention system can obtain one or more operational messages from various systems or components of an autonomous vehicle that operate to control the autonomous vehicle. The operational messages can include operational data regarding the control or operation of the autonomous vehicle. The vehicle intention system can determine an intention of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the one or more operational messages. The vehicle intention system can output one or more intention signals that indicate the determined intention of the autonomous vehicle. For example, the vehicle intention system can publish intention messages that indicate the determined intention to one or more components or systems that consume the intention messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Moslem Kazemi, Nico Andrey, Eric Michael Perko
  • Patent number: 10629080
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides autonomous vehicles that include a vehicle intention system that provides intention signals indicative of an intention of the autonomous vehicle. In particular, in one example, the vehicle intention system can obtain one or more operational messages from various systems or components of an autonomous vehicle that operate to control the autonomous vehicle. The operational messages can include operational data regarding the control or operation of the autonomous vehicle. The vehicle intention system can determine an intention of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the one or more operational messages. The vehicle intention system can output one or more intention signals that indicate the determined intention of the autonomous vehicle. For example, the vehicle intention system can publish intention messages that indicate the determined intention to one or more components or systems that consume the intention messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: UATC LLC
    Inventors: Moslem Kazemi, Nicholas Fermin Andrey Sterner, Eric Michael Perko
  • Patent number: 10618519
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to lane change control for an autonomous vehicle. In one example, a computer-implemented method for determining whether to abort a lane change in an autonomous vehicle includes initiating, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, a lane change procedure for an autonomous vehicle. The method further includes obtaining, by the computing system, data indicative of one or more changed objects relative to the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, that the lane change procedure cannot be completed by the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the data indicative of one or more changed objects. The method further includes in response to determining that the lane change cannot be completed by the autonomous vehicle, generating, by the computing system, a motion plan that controls the autonomous vehicle to abort the lane change procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: UATC LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Philip Marden, Eric Michael Perko
  • Publication number: 20190324475
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle (AV) includes a vehicle computing system including one or more processors programmed to receive map data associated with a map of a geographic location, including, one or more local routes in the one or more roadways between the current location of the AV and one or more exit locations, receive sensor data associated with an object detected in an environment surrounding the AV, select a local route of the one or more local routes based on the sensor data and control travel of the AV based on a selected local route of the one or more local routes. The map includes one or more roadways in the geographic location. The one or more exit locations are located between the current location of the AV and the destination location of the AV in a global route in the one or more roadways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Michael S Dean, Xiaodong Zhang, Eric Michael Perko, Adam Cole Panzica, Bryan John Nagy, Brett Bavar
  • Publication number: 20190324466
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle (AV) includes a vehicle computing system including one or more processors programmed to receive map data associated with a map of a geographic location, determine, based on the map data, one or more local routes in the one or more roadways between the current location of the AV and one or more exit locations, and control travel of the AV based on a selected local route of the one or more local routes. The map includes one or more roadways in the geographic location. The map data includes a global route in the one or more roadways between a current location of the AV and a destination location of the AV. The one or more exit locations are located between the current location of the AV and the destination location of the AV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Michael S. Dean, Xiaodong Zhang, Eric Michael Perko, Adam Cole Panzica, Bryan John Nagy, Brett Bavar
  • Publication number: 20190212744
    Abstract: A method for receiving autonomous vehicle (AV) driving path data associated with a driving path in a roadway of a geographic location. The driving path data associated with a trajectory for an AV in a roadway and trajectory points in a trajectory of the driving path in the roadway for determining at least one feature of the roadway positioned a lateral distance from a first trajectory of the one or more trajectories of the driving path of an AV based on the map data. The method includes receiving map data associated with a map of a geographic location, determining a driving path for an AV in a roadway, generating driving path information based on a trajectory point in a trajectory of the driving path, and providing driving path data associated with the driving path to an AV for controlling the AV on the roadway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Henry Polk Milstein, Donald Jason Burnette, Lisa Christine Weitekamp, Bryan John Nagy, Eric Michael Perko
  • Publication number: 20190135290
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to lane change control for an autonomous vehicle. In one example, a computer-implemented method for determining whether to abort a lane change in an autonomous vehicle includes initiating, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, a lane change procedure for an autonomous vehicle. The method further includes obtaining, by the computing system, data indicative of one or more changed objects relative to the autonomous vehicle. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, that the lane change procedure cannot be completed by the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the data indicative of one or more changed objects. The method further includes in response to determining that the lane change cannot be completed by the autonomous vehicle, generating, by the computing system, a motion plan that controls the autonomous vehicle to abort the lane change procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Philip Marden, Eric Michael Perko
  • Publication number: 20190066506
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides autonomous vehicles that include a vehicle intention system that provides intention signals indicative of an intention of the autonomous vehicle. In particular, in one example, the vehicle intention system can obtain one or more operational messages from various systems or components of an autonomous vehicle that operate to control the autonomous vehicle. The operational messages can include operational data regarding the control or operation of the autonomous vehicle. The vehicle intention system can determine an intention of the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on the one or more operational messages. The vehicle intention system can output one or more intention signals that indicate the determined intention of the autonomous vehicle. For example, the vehicle intention system can publish intention messages that indicate the determined intention to one or more components or systems that consume the intention messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Moslem Kazemi, Nico Andrey, Eric Michael Perko
  • Publication number: 20190061765
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to performing lane changes around a static or slow moving vehicle by an autonomous vehicle. In one example, a computer-implemented method for executing a lane change by an autonomous vehicle includes obtaining, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices, an indication of an obstacle ahead of the autonomous vehicle in a current lane. The method further includes obtaining, by the computing system, an indication that the autonomous vehicle is likely to be queued behind the obstacle if staying in the current lane. The method further includes determining, by the computing system, that a lane change can be executed by the autonomous vehicle to move around the obstacle; and in response to determining that the lane change can be executed by the autonomous vehicle to move around the obstacle, generating a motion plan that executes the lane change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Samuel Philip Marden, Eric Michael Perko
  • Publication number: 20190019416
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle to assist another autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes obtaining data representing a vehicle route of a first autonomous vehicle, wherein the first autonomous vehicle travels along the vehicle route from a first location to a second location. The method includes obtaining data representing an occlusion point that affects an operation of the first autonomous vehicle along the vehicle route. The method includes selecting a second autonomous vehicle, based at least in part on (i) the vehicle route and (ii) the occlusion point, to assist the first autonomous vehicle. The method includes deploying the second autonomous vehicle to assist the first autonomous vehicle to travel along the vehicle route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Eric Michael Perko