Patents by Inventor Fabian Oboril

Fabian Oboril 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).

  • Patent number: 11798191
    Abstract: A sensor calibrator comprising one or more processors configured to receive sensor data representing a calibration pattern detected by a sensor during a period of relative motion between the sensor and the calibration pattern in which the sensor or the calibration pattern move along a linear path of travel; determine a calibration adjustment from the plurality of images; and send a calibration instruction for calibration of the sensor according to the determined calibration adjustment. Alternatively, a sensor calibration detection device, comprising one or more processors, configured to receive first sensor data detected during movement of a first sensor along a route of travel; determine a difference between the first sensor data and stored second sensor data; and if the difference is outside of a predetermined range, switch from a first operational mode to a second operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ignacio Alvarez, Cornelius Buerkle, Maik Sven Fox, Florian Geissler, Ralf Graefe, Yiwen Guo, Yuqing Hou, Fabian Oboril, Daniel Pohl, Alexander Carl Unnervik, Xiangbin Wu
  • Publication number: 20230300579
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to connected vehicles, computer-assisted and/or autonomous driving vehicles, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies, and in particular, to technologies and techniques of a road usage monitoring (RUM) service for monitoring road usage of electric vehicles. The RUM service can be implemented or operated by individual electric vehicles, infrastructure nodes, edge compute nodes, cloud computing services, electric vehicle supply equipment, and/or combinations thereof. Additional RUM aspects may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Arvind Merwaday, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Varsha Ramamurthy, Fabian Oboril, Cornelius Buerkle, Frederik Pasch, Ignacio Alvarez, John M. Roman, Ecehan Uludag
  • Patent number: 11685371
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for controlling a vehicle using driving policies are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Bernd Gassmann, Fabian Oboril
  • Patent number: 11625009
    Abstract: An occupancy grid manager having a non-uniform occupancy which includes a plurality of cells, configurable in a plurality of cell sizes, each cell representing a region of an environment of a vehicle; and one or more processors, configured to determine one or more context factors; select a cell size for a cell of the plurality of cells based on the one or more context factors; process sensor data provided by one or more sensors; and determine a probability that the cell of the plurality of cells is occupied based on the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Fabian Oboril
  • Patent number: 11623622
    Abstract: Aspects concern a method for controlling a braking of a vehicle. The method including detecting a braking situation, determining a classification of the braking situation, selecting a braking profile based on the determined classification, and applying a deceleration based on the selected braking profile to maintain a safety distance based on the selected braking profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Julio Jarquin Arroyo, Fabian Oboril, Florian Geissler, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Ignacio Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20230036324
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for filtering a point cloud. The device may include processor configured to receive a plurality of sensed points representing distance measurements to points in an area around an entity. The processor may also be configured to determine, for each sensed point of the plurality of sensed points, one or more probabilities that the sensed point is associated with an obstacle in the area around the entity, wherein each probability of the one or more probabilities is based on a corresponding filter of one or more filters. The processor may also be configured to generate a filtered point cloud from the plurality of sensed points based on, for each sensed point, a hierarchical combination of the one or more probabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Cornelius BUERKLE, Fabian OBORIL
  • Patent number: 11529951
    Abstract: In some aspects, a safety system may be configured to receive vehicle position data indicating a position of a vehicle, determine a first lane segment in a lane coordinate system based on the vehicle position data, the first lane segment being a lane segment in which the vehicle is located, determine a relevant set of lane segments based on a safety-range from the first lane segment, determine or receive obstacle position data indicating a second lane segment in the lane coordinate system, the second lane segment being a lane segment in which an obstacle is located, and classify the obstacle either as a non-relevant obstacle in the case that the second lane segment is not included in the relevant set of lane segments, or as a relevant obstacle in the case that the second lane segment is included in the relevant set of lane segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Fabian Oboril, Ignacio Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20220366586
    Abstract: An apparatus, including an interface configured to receive images with measured distance information of an environment in which an autonomous agent is designed to operate; and processing circuitry that is configured to: generate distance histogram images over time, wherein the distance histogram images include the measured distance information in corresponding picture elements; perform a distribution-based outlier analysis on the distance histogram images to classify each picture element of each of the received images as either an outlier picture element representing a dynamic object or a non-outlier picture element representing a static portion of the environment; and track a dynamic object over time and cause an action by the autonomous agent if it is determined, based on a result of the distribution-based outlier analysis, a distance between the dynamic object and the autonomous agent is less than a predefined distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Fabian Oboril, Cornelius Buerkle
  • Publication number: 20220343762
    Abstract: One or more processors may be configured to determine one or more prospective routes of an ego vehicle being at least partially controlled by a human driver; receive first sensor data, representing one or more attributes of a second vehicle; determine a danger probability of the one or more prospective routes of the first vehicle using the at least the one or more attributes of the second vehicle from the first sensor data; and if each of the one or more prospective routes of the first vehicle has a danger probability outside of a predetermined range, send a signal representing a safety intervention. Whenever a safety intervention signal is sent, the one or more processors may be configured to increment or decrement a counter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Ignacio J. ALVAREZ, Cornelius BUERKLE, Haitao JI, Fei LI, Fabian OBORIL, Johannes QUAST, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL, John Charles WEAST, Xiangbin WU, Xinxin ZHANG, Zhiyuan ZHANG, Qianying ZHU
  • Publication number: 20220324467
    Abstract: A safety system (200) for a vehicle (100) is provided. The safety system (200) may include one or more processors (102). The one or more processors (102) may be configured to control a vehicle (100) to operate in accordance with the predefined stored driving model parameters, to detect vehicle operation data during the operation of the vehicle (100), to determine whether to change predefined driving model parameters based on the detected vehicle operation data and the driving model parameters, to change the driving model parameters to changed driving model parameters, and to control the vehicle (100) to operate in accordance with the changed driving model parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ignacio J. ALVAREZ, Florian GEISSLER, Haitao JI, Fei LI, Fabian OBORIL, Rafael ROSALES, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL, Xiangbin WU, Xinxin ZHANG, Zhiyuan ZHANG, Qianying ZHU
  • Publication number: 20220315052
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for hazard and risk analysis systems that use operational information about an autonomous vehicle in order to continuously determine a hazard and risk analysis of a vehicle and its compliance with safety standards. The hazard and risk analysis system estimates a hazard probability for a vehicle based on operational information about the vehicle, wherein the hazard probability represents a likelihood that the vehicle will experience a driving event over a predefined interval. The hazard and risk analysis also adjusts a driving parameter of the vehicle based on the hazard probability if the hazard probability deviates from a predefined hazard safety criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Fabian OBORIL, Cornelius BUERKLE, Frederik PASCH
  • Publication number: 20220308577
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods, and systems for providing virtual towing services from a towing vehicle to a towed vehicle. The device transmits a message indicating an offer to provide virtual towing services to the towed vehicle. The device activates a virtual towing mode based on acceptance of the offer. In the virtual towing mode, the device determines a pathway to a repair destination for the towing vehicle together with towed vehicle. The device determines a waypoint and a speed for the towing vehicle along the pathway based on a joint safety assessment of the towing vehicle and the towed vehicle and controls its movements accordingly. The device determines waypoint information and speed information for the towed vehicle based on a transformation of the waypoint and the speed from a first coordinate system of the towing vehicle to a second coordinate system of the towed vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Frederik PASCH, Fabian OBORIL, Cornelius BUERKLE
  • Publication number: 20220242452
    Abstract: System and techniques for vehicle occupant monitoring are described herein. Sensor data, that includes visual image data, is obtained from a sensor array of the vehicle. An object carried by the vehicle is detected from the visual image data. A safety event for the vehicle may be identified based on the object detection and an operational element of the vehicle is altered in response to detecting the safety event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Fabian Oboril, Cornelius Buerkle, Frederik Pasch, Bernd Gassmann, Javier Turek, Maria Soledad Elli, Javier Felip Leon, David Gonzalez Aguirre, Ignacio Javier Alvarez Martinez, Julio Fernando Jarquin Arroyo
  • Publication number: 20220118621
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for improving the safety of a robot. The safety system may determine a safety envelope of a robot based on a planned movement of the robot and based on state information about a load carried by a robot. The state information may include a dynamic status of the load. The safety system may also determine a safety risk based on a detected object with respect to the safety envelope. The safety system may also generate a mitigating action to the planned movement if the safety risk exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Michael PAULITSCH, Florian GEISSLER, Ralf GRAEFE, Tze Ming HAU, Neslihan KOSE CIHANGIR, Ying Wei LIEW, Fabian Oboril, Yang PENG, Rafael ROSALES, Kay-Ulrich SCHOLL, Norbert STOEFFLER, Say Chuan TAN, Wei Seng YEAP, Chien Chern YEW
  • Publication number: 20220118611
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for the exploration of environments for the estimation and detection of hazards or near hazards within the environment and the mitigation of hazards therein. The exploration of the environment and mitigation of hazards therein may use one or more autonomous agents, including a hazard response robot. The estimation of the hazards may use a policy learning engine, and the hazards may be detected, and the associated risks therefrom, may be determined using a hazard estimation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Florian Geissler, Frederik Pasch, Cornelius Buerkle, Ralf Graefe, Fabian Oboril, Yang Peng, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20220111527
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods of a system that may adapt sensing capabilities based on the risk of the situation. The system may determine a risk estimation of an object in a work environment of a robot based on sensor data and a measurement uncertainty of a sensing system configured to collect the sensor data, wherein the sensor data is indicative of the object in the work environment. The system may also, based on the risk estimation, select a next operation mode from a plurality of operation modes for the sensing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Cornelius BUERKLE, Fabian OBORIL, Frederik PASCH, Bernd GASSMANN
  • Publication number: 20220113699
    Abstract: A computing device, including: a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions; and processing circuitry configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to cause the computing device to: generate an environmental condition model (ECM) based on collected environmental attribute data of a physical environment; deploy the ECM to estimate environmental risk for an autonomous agent based on the environmental attribute data and a position of the autonomous agent within the physical environment; and transmit information related to the estimated environmental risk to the autonomous agent to adapt its operation to reduce operational risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Cornelius Buerkle, Bernd Gassmann, Florian Mirus, Fabian Oboril, Frederik Pasch, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Publication number: 20220111516
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for reliable real-time deployment of robot safety updates are described herein. Condition data may be collected for an environment in which a robot is operating. The robot may be classified with a condition type. Condition type data selected from the condition data may be analyzed based on the condition type to calculate a safety risk level for the robot. A microservice may be identified to provide a robot safety rule for the robot based on the safety risk level. The microservice may be identified using a safety prediction model generated from the condition type data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Wei Seng Yeap, Chien Chern Yew, Ying Wei Liew, Say Chuan Tan, Tze Ming Hau, Frederik Pasch, Fabian Oboril, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Cornelius Buerkle
  • Publication number: 20220113698
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for detecting risk conditions in a physical workspace. An apparatus can include an interface to receive smart sensor signals from at least one autonomous mobile entity (AME) in the physical workspace. The apparatus can also include processing circuitry coupled to the interface to detect a risk condition associated with the at least one AME, based on the smart sensor signals, relative to a user device associated with a human present in the physical workspace. The processing circuitry can also detect a direction of the risk condition relative to the user device and cause a notification to the first user device. The notification can indicate the direction of the risk condition relative to the user device. Other systems, methods and apparatuses are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Florian Mirus, Fabian Oboril, Frederik Pasch, Cornelius Buerkle, Kay-Ulrich Scholl, Ruchika Singh, Rita Chattopadhyay, Rony Ferzli, Thierry Beaumont
  • Publication number: 20220114805
    Abstract: The automated driving perception systems described herein provide technical solutions for technical problems facing navigation sensors for autonomous vehicle navigation. These systems may be used to combine inputs from multiple navigation sensors to provide a multimodal perception system. These multimodal perception systems may augment raw data within a development framework to improve performance of object detection, classification, tracking, and sensor fusion under varying external conditions, such as adverse weather and light, as well as possible sensor errors or malfunctions like miss-calibration, noise, and dirty or faulty sensors. This augmentation may include injection of noise, occlusions, and misalignments from raw sensor data, and may include ground-truth labeling to match the augmented data. This augmentation provides improved robustness of the trained perception algorithms against calibration, noise, occlusion, and faults that may exist in real-world scenarios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Julio Fernando Jarquin Arroyo, Ignacio J. Alvarez, Cornelius Buerkle, Fabian Oboril