Patents by Inventor Finn Tseng

Finn Tseng 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: 20200173800
    Abstract: Opportunistic fueling for car hailing autonomous vehicles are disclosed herein. An example method includes evaluating a trip schedule having one or more destinations for a vehicle, calculating a plurality of potential routes based on the trip schedule with fueling options along a proposed path of travel for the vehicle, applying one or more vehicle fueling constraints, selecting an optimized route from the plurality of potential routes for the vehicle using the one or more vehicle fueling constraints, and completing the trip schedule using the optimized route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Finn Tseng
  • Publication number: 20200160628
    Abstract: A system comprises a processor that is programmed to define a plurality of vehicle groups based on vehicle specification data and define a plurality of sub-groups for each of the vehicle groups based on environmental data and sensor data received from each of a plurality of vehicles. The processor is programmed to adjust fuel tank leak detection classifiers for the sub-groups based on ground truth data. The ground truth data include, for each of the plurality of vehicles, a leak detection status and a leak test result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Fling Finn TSENG, Imad Hassan MAKKI, Aed M. DUDAR, Medville Jay THROOP, Brian David TILLMAN, Dimitar Petrov FILEV, Robert Roy JENTZ
  • Patent number: 10417837
    Abstract: A method for identifying vehicle vibration includes receiving signals indicative of a vehicle vibration from one or more vehicle sensors while the vehicle is in operation. The method also includes determining a magnitude of the vehicle vibration at one or more target frequency bands. The method additionally includes determining whether the vehicle vibration is associated with one or more wheels of the vehicle based on the magnitude of the vehicle vibration at the one or more target frequency bands. The method further includes generating a diagnostic recommendation when the vehicle vibration is associated with the one or more wheels of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph F. Stanek, Jianbo Lu, Timothy Mark Feldkamp, Ryan Lee Baker, Fling Finn Tseng, Kelly Trost, David Scott Rohweder, Daniel Haakenson
  • Publication number: 20190178664
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for on-demand fuel delivery are disclosed herein. An example method includes predicting, by executing an instruction with a processor, a vehicle usage event for a vehicle. The predicted vehicle usage event is associated with a fuel amount. The example method includes comparing a fuel level of the vehicle and the fuel amount. The example method includes automatically generating, via the processor, a refuel request for the vehicle based on the comparison and transmitting the refuel request to a mobile device. The refuel request is to be viewable via a user interface at the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Aed M. DUDAR, Kevin LUCKA, Dennis Seung-Man YANG, Mohammad R. AGHILI, Finn Finn TSENG
  • Patent number: 10273907
    Abstract: A method is provided, comprising terminating a pressure rise portion of an engine-off natural vacuum test based on an initial rate of change of a fuel system pressure upon sealing a fuel system; and initiating a vacuum portion of the engine-off natural vacuum test responsive to suspending the pressure rise portion. The initial rate of change may indicate a likelihood of the pressure rise portion reaching a pressure rise threshold. In this way, the vacuum portion of the test may be initiated earlier, increasing the likelihood of a conclusive result being obtained during a test time limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Chingpo Liu, Dennis Seung-Man Yang, Robert Roy Jentz, Fling Finn Tseng, Imad Hassan Makki, Russell Randall Pearce
  • Patent number: 10220851
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for infrastructure-centric vehicle mode selection. An example vehicle includes a GPS receiver to provide a location of the vehicle, memory storing instructions, and a processor. The example processor, when executing the instructions, causes the vehicle to (a) when the vehicle is in a vicinity of an infrastructure of interest, determine a low traction anomaly value, and (b) in response to the a low traction anomaly value satisfying a threshold, change a driving mode of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Donnell Matthew Washington, Finn Finn Tseng
  • Publication number: 20180340782
    Abstract: A computer determines that a rate of travel value for a route segment being traversed by a first vehicle exceeds a predetermined threshold. A maneuver is planned for the first vehicle to depart from the route segment based on collected vehicle operating data from one or more second vehicles previously traversing the route segment. The first vehicle is instructed to execute the maneuver to depart the route segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Fling Finn Tseng, Shiqi Qiu, Pankaj Kumar, Hassene Jammoussi, Fakhreddine Landolsi, Imad Hassan Makki
  • Patent number: 10094674
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a processor having a memory. The processor is programmed to predict a vehicle key-on time based on a next destination of a vehicle. The processor is further programmed to request, at a predetermined amount of time before the key-on time, optimization data from a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Fling Finn Tseng, Anthony Mario D'Amato, John Ottavio Michelini, Imad Hassan Makki
  • Patent number: 10048082
    Abstract: Described herein is a route and model based energy estimation system and methods therein for predicting an energy consumption of a vehicle for a selected road segment. The predicted energy consumption may be generated for the vehicle based on information specifically related to the vehicle, such as historical energy consumption information for the vehicle, external information that may affect energy consumption by the vehicle, vehicle information, and/or selected road segment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Meyer, Fling Finn Tseng, Johannes Geir Kristinsson
  • Patent number: 10000213
    Abstract: A pressure of a spare tire of a vehicle is determined. Whether the spare tire is installed is determined based at least in part on the pressure. A vehicle subsystem is actuated based at least in part on whether the spare tire is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Fling Finn Tseng, Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam
  • Publication number: 20180162399
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for infrastructure-centric vehicle mode selection. An example vehicle includes a GPS receiver to provide a location of the vehicle, memory storing instructions, and a processor. The example processor, when executing the instructions, causes the vehicle to (a) when the vehicle is in a vicinity of an infrastructure of interest, determine a low traction anomaly value, and (b) in response to the a low traction anomaly value satisfying a threshold, change a driving mode of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Donnell Matthew Washington, Finn Finn Tseng
  • Patent number: 9976519
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for conducting an engine-off natural vacuum test and filtering the output of the engine-off natural vacuum (EONV) test based on a variable weighting factor. In one example, one or more EONV test entry conditions are evaluated with one or more membership functions corresponding to the indicated result of the EONV test to obtain an overall confidence value that is used to modify the weighting factor. In this way, the filtered EONV output reflects the confidence in the test results, and as such a malfunction indicator light may be more appropriately set as compared to conditions wherein filtered EONV output is not based on confidence in the test results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Fling Finn Tseng, Aed M. Dudar, Imad Hassan Makki, Robert Roy Jentz
  • Publication number: 20180082492
    Abstract: A method for identifying vehicle vibration includes receiving signals indicative of a vehicle vibration from one or more vehicle sensors while the vehicle is in operation. The method also includes determining a magnitude of the vehicle vibration at one or more target frequency bands. The method additionally includes determining whether the vehicle vibration is associated with one or more wheels of the vehicle based on the magnitude of the vehicle vibration at the one or more target frequency bands. The method further includes generating a diagnostic recommendation when the vehicle vibration is associated with the one or more wheels of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph F. STANEK, Jianbo LU, Timothy Mark FELDKAMP, Ryan Lee BAKER, Fling Finn TSENG, Kelly TROST, David Scott ROHWEDER, Daniel HAAKENSON
  • Patent number: 9919715
    Abstract: Systems and methods for vehicle mode scheduling with learned user preferences include monitoring vehicle data when a vehicle changes from a first mode to a second mode. The method also includes analyzing the vehicle data to identify a preference for the second mode during a driving context. Additionally, the method includes generating a recommendation on whether to switch to the second mode while traversing a route based on the vehicle data, and the driving context, and presenting the recommendation to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Fling Finn Tseng, Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Jianbo Lu, Steven Joseph Szwabowski, Perry Robinson MacNeille, Xiaoming Wang
  • Patent number: 9921581
    Abstract: A vehicle computing device has a data storage medium and a processing device programmed to execute instructions stored on the data storage medium. The instructions include detecting an emergency vehicle near an autonomous host vehicle, receiving operational data from nearby vehicles, and transmitting the operational data to the emergency vehicle. The operational data indicates whether one or more of the nearby vehicles is operating in an autonomous mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Fling Finn Tseng, Imad Hassan Makki, Aed M. Dudar
  • Publication number: 20170365109
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor and storing computer-executable instructions. The instructions include receiving data from a plurality of vehicles, generating at least one cluster from the received data, and determining a life cycle profile for a vehicle component based on the at least one cluster. The data includes state of health information associated with the vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Fling Finn Tseng, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Imad Hassan Makki
  • Patent number: 9846978
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor and storing computer-executable instructions. The instructions include receiving data from a plurality of vehicles, generating at least one cluster from the received data, and determining a life cycle profile for a vehicle component based on the at least one cluster. The data includes state of health information associated with the vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Fling Finn Tseng, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Imad Hassan Makki
  • Patent number: 9827992
    Abstract: Vehicle trajectory data is obtained. A variance of the trajectory data is recursively determined. A speed-dependent weighting function is computed to obtain a speed-dependent weight. An anomaly index is determined based at least on part on application of the speed dependent weight to the recursively determined variance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Hsin-hsiang Yang, Finn Tseng
  • Patent number: 9821812
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes at least one environmental sensor and a processing device. The environmental sensor is programmed to collect traffic information. The processing device is programmed to receive the traffic information, generate a traffic complexity index based at least in part on the traffic information, compare the traffic complexity index to a predetermined threshold, and generate a traffic alert signal if the traffic complexity index exceeds the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Hsin-hsiang Yang, Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Fling Finn Tseng, Roger Arnold Trombley
  • Patent number: 9824512
    Abstract: A system comprising a processor is programmed to receive, from a plurality of vehicles, sets of diagnostic test data relating to a performed diagnostic test. Each set of diagnostic test data includes a test output value and one or more corresponding test condition values. The processor is further programmed to select some of the test output values based on selecting a function to relate the test output value to test output values from different sets of diagnostic data. The processor is further programmed to provide the test output value and the corresponding test conditions values as input to the selected function to obtain a plurality of scaled test output values; and generate an adjustment to the diagnostic test based at least in part on the scaled test output values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Fling Finn Tseng, Imad Hassan Makki, Pankaj Kumar, Aed M. Dudar, Robert Roy Jentz