Patents by Inventor Halit Bener Suay

Halit Bener Suay 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: 20200334846
    Abstract: A volume of contents in a container of a work vehicle can be estimated in various examples. One example involves a system with a 3D sensor on a work vehicle, where the sensor captures images of a material in a container of the work vehicle. A processor device that is in communication with the 3D sensor determines a volume of the material in the container using the images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: John Hageman, Tarik Loukili, Michael Kean, Herman Herman, Halit Bener Suay
  • Patent number: 10733752
    Abstract: A volume of contents in a container of a work vehicle can be estimated in various examples. One example involves a system with a 3D sensor on a work vehicle, where the 3D sensor captures images of the contents in a container of the work vehicle. The system also includes a sensor for detecting an angle of the container. A processor device that is in communication with the 3D sensor and the sensor determines a volume of the contents in the container using the images and the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Deere & Company, Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: John Hageman, Tarik Loukili, Michael Kean, Herman Herman, Halit Bener Suay
  • Publication number: 20190026914
    Abstract: A volume of contents in a container of a work vehicle can be estimates. For example, a system can include a 3D sensor on a work vehicle. The 3D sensor can capture multiple images of contents in a container of the work vehicle. The system can also include a sensor for detecting an angle of the 3D sensor with respect to a position of the container for at least some of the images. A processor device can be in communication with the 3D sensor and the sensor. A memory device can include instructions executable by the processor device for causing the processor device to determine a volume of the contents in the container using the images and the angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: John Hageman, Tarik Loukili, Michael Kean, Herman Herman, Halit Bener Suay
  • Patent number: 9817395
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, according to some embodiments, a robot network comprising a plurality of robot units capable of providing navigational guidance to patrons requesting navigational assistance. In an example method, upon receiving a request from a first patron, the method selects an available robot unit from among a plurality of robot units comprising the robot network based on an estimated time to reach the first patron's location. The estimated time to reach the first patron's location is determined based on status updates of other of the robot units comprising the robot network. The method further assigns the available robot unit to the first patron, navigates the assigned robot unit to the first patron's location, engages the first patron using the assigned robot unit, and guides the first patron toward the requested destination using the assigned robot unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Emrah Akin Sisbot, Halit Bener Suay
  • Publication number: 20170285635
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, according to some embodiments, a robot network comprising a plurality of robot units capable of providing navigational guidance to patrons requesting navigational assistance. In an example method, upon receiving a request from a first patron, the method selects an available robot unit from among a plurality of robot units comprising the robot network based on an estimated time to reach the first patron's location. The estimated time to reach the first patron's location is determined based on status updates of other of the robot units comprising the robot network. The method further assigns the available robot unit to the first patron, navigates the assigned robot unit to the first patron's location, engages the first patron using the assigned robot unit, and guides the first patron toward the requested destination using the assigned robot unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Emrah Akin Sisbot, Halit Bener Suay
  • Patent number: 9469028
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for determining posture data for a user based on observation of the user, generating user model data describing one or more user models, determining user preferences data describing the preferences of the user for receiving an object, generating two or more reach simulations that simulate the user reaching for different points inside a user environment to receive the object, each reach simulation resulting in a hand of the user arriving at a three-dimensional point in the user environment, analyzing the reach simulations to assign a value to each three-dimensional point in the user environment, grouping the three-dimensional points into one or more clusters of similar points to form candidate zones including one or more points inside the user environment where a robot can place the object for handover to the user, and ranking the candidate zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Emrah Akin Sisbot, Halit Bener Suay, Yutaka Takaoka, Yusuke Nakano
  • Publication number: 20160089782
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for determining posture data for a user based on observation of the user, generating user model data describing one or more user models, determining user preferences data describing the preferences of the user for receiving an object, generating two or more reach simulations that simulate the user reaching for different points inside a user environment to receive the object, each reach simulation resulting in a hand of the user arriving at a three-dimensional point in the user environment, analyzing the reach simulations to assign a value to each three-dimensional point in the user environment, grouping the three-dimensional points into one or more clusters of similar points to form candidate zones including one or more points inside the user environment where a robot can place the object for handover to the user, and ranking the candidate zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Emrah Akin SISBOT, Halit Bener Suay, Yutaka Takaoka, Yusuke Nakano