Patents by Inventor Gerald L. Sielagoski

Gerald L. Sielagoski 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: 11137759
    Abstract: Autonomous driving techniques comprise determining a Form of Way (FOW) classification of a road along which a vehicle is traveling and when the determined FOW classification is FOW 1 or FOW 9, permitting level 2 autonomous driving of the vehicle. When the determined FOW classification is FOW 2, the techniques determine whether a set of operating conditions relating to autonomous driving satisfies a set of criteria that assesses a set of upcoming stubs along a future section of the road along which the vehicle will potentially travel are satisfied and when the set of criteria are satisfied, permitting level 2 autonomous driving of the vehicle and when the set of criteria are not initially satisfied or are subsequently no longer satisfied, not permitting or at least temporarily interrupting level 2 autonomous driving of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Michael E O'Boyle, Gerald L Sielagoski
  • Publication number: 20200393829
    Abstract: Autonomous driving techniques comprise determining a Form of Way (FOW) classification of a road along which a vehicle is traveling and when the determined FOW classification is FOW 1 or FOW 9, permitting level 2 autonomous driving of the vehicle. When the determined FOW classification is FOW 2, the techniques determine whether a set of operating conditions relating to autonomous driving satisfies a set of criteria that assesses a set of upcoming stubs along a future section of the road along which the vehicle will potentially travel are satisfied and when the set of criteria are satisfied, permitting level 2 autonomous driving of the vehicle and when the set of criteria are not initially satisfied or are subsequently no longer satisfied, not permitting or at least temporarily interrupting level 2 autonomous driving of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Michael E O'Boyle, Gerald L Sielagoski
  • Publication number: 20090005948
    Abstract: A system for the low speed following of a target vehicle. The system includes a sensor to detect data on the target vehicle and a controller to adjust operational parameters of the host vehicle in a low speed following mode. The sensor is configured to detect the target vehicle and determine the distance and/or speed of the target vehicle. Based on the detected data, the controller may adjust host vehicle's operating parameters, such as acceleration. This is done if the host vehicle speed is below a predefined vehicle speed and the distance to the target vehicle is below a predefined upper limit. The controller may be configured to maintain a predefined following distance from the target vehicle based on the host vehicle speed and the distance to the target vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Faroog Abdel-kareem Ibrahim, Gerald L. Sielagoski
  • Patent number: 6714156
    Abstract: A method of identifying a radar requiring alignment and of adjusting the alignment of the radar fixed to a mounting assembly. The identification method includes the steps of determining a misalignment threshold, determining the misalignment angle of the radar, and creating an alignment notice if the misalignment angle exceeds the threshold. The mounting assembly for the adjustment method includes a housing and an adjustment mechanism coupled to the housing. The method includes the steps of determining a radar misalignment angle, consulting a mapping table having adjustment mechanism manipulations associated with each of a plurality of radar misalignment angles to identify an appropriate adjustment mechanism manipulation for the misalignment angle, and performing the adjustment mechanism manipulation identified in the mapping table for the determined radar misalignment angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Faroog A. Ibrahim, Gerald L. Sielagoski
  • Patent number: 6604043
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for controlling vehicle deceleration are provided. The method includes determining a speed of the vehicle, and setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed determined. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving an input signal indicative of a speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Publication number: 20020183915
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for controlling vehicle deceleration are provided. The method includes determining a speed of the vehicle, and setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed determined. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving an input signal indicative of a speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahalm
  • Patent number: 6445153
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for automatically adjusting a selected following interval for the vehicle based on driving conditions is provided. The method includes determining a driving surface coefficient of friction based on a driven wheel speed of the vehicle, and adjusting the selected following interval for the vehicle based on the driving surface coefficient of friction. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving a signal indicative of a driven wheel speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of determining a driving surface coefficient of friction based on the driven wheel speed, and capable of adjusting the selected following interval for the vehicle based on the driving surface coefficient of friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Publication number: 20020105297
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for automatically adjusting a selected following interval for the vehicle based on driving conditions is provided. The method includes determining a driving surface coefficient of friction based on a driven wheel speed of the vehicle, and adjusting the selected following interval for the vehicle based on the driving surface coefficient of friction. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving a signal indicative of a driven wheel speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of determining a driving surface coefficient of friction based on the driven wheel speed, and capable of adjusting the selected following interval for the vehicle based on the driving surface coefficient of friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Patent number: 6408241
    Abstract: In an adaptive vehicle speed control system, a method and system for controlling the speed of the vehicle while the vehicle is traversing a curved path. The method and system include determining a yaw acceleration of the vehicle, and determining a maximum allowed speed of the vehicle on the curved path based on the yaw acceleration. The method and system also include limiting the speed of the vehicle on the curved path to a value no greater than the maximum allowed vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Patent number: 6393352
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for controlling vehicle deceleration are provided. The method includes determining a speed of the vehicle, and setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed determined. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving an input signal indicative of a speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Publication number: 20020038176
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for controlling vehicle deceleration are provided. The method includes determining a speed of the vehicle, and setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed determined. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving an input signal indicative of a speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahalm
  • Publication number: 20020019694
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for controlling vehicle deceleration are provided. The method includes determining a speed of the vehicle, and setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed determined. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving an input signal indicative of a speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Patent number: 6317679
    Abstract: In an adaptive vehicle speed control system, a method and system for controlling the speed of the vehicle while the vehicle is traversing a curved path. The method and system include sensing the yaw rate of the vehicle, determining the yaw acceleration based on the yaw rate, and determining a maximum allowed speed of the vehicle on the curved path based on the yaw rate and the yaw acceleration. The method and system also include limiting the speed of the vehicle on the curved path to a value no greater than the maximum allowed vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahalm
  • Patent number: 6285945
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for controlling vehicle deceleration are provided. The method includes determining a speed of the vehicle, and setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed determined. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving an input signal indicative of a speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of setting a maximum allowed vehicle deceleration based on the vehicle speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Patent number: 6285153
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for automatically adjusting a selected following interval for the vehicle based on driving conditions is provided. The method includes determining a driving surface coefficient of friction based on a driven wheel speed of the vehicle, and adjusting the selected following interval for the vehicle based on the driving surface coefficient of friction. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving a signal indicative of a driven wheel speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of determining a driving surface coefficient of friction based on the driven wheel speed, and capable of adjusting the selected following interval for the vehicle based on the driving surface coefficient of friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Patent number: 6275764
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system are disclosed for providing a headway function to an adaptive speed control activation switch. The method includes determining whether the adaptive speed control activation switch has been actuated, and, if the adaptive speed control activation switch has been actuated, determining whether the adaptive speed control system is active. The method also includes, if the adaptive speed control system is active, controlling a headway function of the adaptive speed control system in response to the actuation of the adaptive speed control activation switch. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving an input signal indicative of the actuation of the adaptive speed control activation switch, and a controller capable of determining whether the adaptive speed control system is active if the adaptive speed control activation switch has been actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Publication number: 20010007966
    Abstract: In an adaptive vehicle speed control system, a method and system for controlling the speed of the vehicle while the vehicle is traversing a curved path. The method and system include sensing the yaw rate of the vehicle, determining the yaw acceleration based on the yaw rate, and determining a maximum allowed speed of the vehicle on the curved path based on the yaw rate and the yaw acceleration. The method and system also include limiting the speed of the vehicle on the curved path to a value no greater than the maximum allowed vehicle speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: July 12, 2001
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahalm
  • Patent number: 6259985
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for indicating a vehicle braking event to an operator of the vehicle. The method includes determining the occurrence of a vehicle braking event commanded by the adaptive speed control system, and activating a vehicle braking indicator in response to the occurrence of the vehicle baking event, where the vehicle braking indicator is perceptible by the vehicle operator. The system includes a vehicle braking indicator perceptible by the vehicle operator, and a controller capable of determining the occurrence of a vehicle braking event commanded by the adaptive speed control system and generating a vehicle braking event signal in response to the occurrence of the vehicle braking event, where the vehicle braking event signal is operative to activate the vehicle braking indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Patent number: 6212465
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system are provided for controlling a speed of the vehicle while the vehicle is traversing a curved path. The method includes sensing a yaw rate of the vehicle, determining a yaw acceleration based on the yaw rate, and determining a maximum allowed speed of the vehicle on the curved path based on the yaw rate and the yaw acceleration, the maximum allowed speed being capable of varying continuously. The method also includes limiting the speed of the vehicle on the curved path to a value no greater than the maximum allowed vehicle speed. The system includes a sensor capable of sensing a yaw rate of the vehicle, and a controller capable of determining a yaw acceleration based on the yaw rate, and capable of determining a maximum allowed speed of the vehicle on the curved path based on the yaw rate and the yaw acceleration, the maximum allowed speed being capable of varying continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim
  • Patent number: 6208106
    Abstract: In an adaptive speed control system for a vehicle, a method and system for automatically adjusting a selected following interval for the vehicle based on driving conditions is provided. The method includes determining a driving surface coefficient of friction based on a driven wheel speed of the vehicle, and adjusting the selected following interval for the vehicle based on the driving surface coefficient of friction. The system includes a receiver capable of receiving a signal indicative of a driven wheel speed of the vehicle, and a controller capable of determining a driving surface coefficient of friction based on the driven wheel speed, and capable of adjusting the selected following interval for the vehicle based on the driving surface coefficient of friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald L. Sielagoski, Mark Peter Friedrich, Sam G. Rahaim