Patents by Inventor Hao Song

Hao Song 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: 10757340
    Abstract: An adaptive filter system and a method for controlling the adaptive filter system are described herein. The system can includes one or more filters to attenuate incoming light. The one or more filters can be moved by one or more actuators. The method can capture image data from an imaging device through the one or more filters. Information can be determined from the captured image data. The one or more filters can be moved to a position for capturing image data based on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Chen, Jun Peng, Tiancheng Lou, Xiang Yu, Zhou Zhang, Hao Song, Sinan Xiao, Yiming Liu, Tianyi Li
  • Patent number: 10740914
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to generate enhanced three-dimensional information. Three-dimensional information of a scene may be obtained. The three-dimensional information may define a three-dimensional point cloud model of the scene. The three-dimensional information may be determined based on distances of the scene from a location. Image information may be obtained. The image information may define one or more images of an object. The object may be identified based on the image information. A three-dimensional point cloud model of the object may be obtained. Enhanced three-dimensional information of the scene may be generated by inserting the three-dimensional point cloud model of the object into the three-dimensional point cloud model of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Xiao, Yiming Liu, Sinan Xiao, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Jie Hou, Zhuo Zhang, Hao Song
  • Patent number: 10726687
    Abstract: A system included and a computer-implemented method performed in an autonomous-driving vehicle are described. The system performs: detecting one or more movable objects; determining a target movable object from the one or more detected objects; determining a manner of generating a directed alert notification selectively toward the target movable object; and causing a directed alert notification of the determined manner to be generated toward the target movable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Song, Zhuo Zhang, Sinan Xiao, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Jie Hou, Tianyi Li, Yiming Liu
  • Publication number: 20200233422
    Abstract: A system included and a computer-implemented method performed in an autonomous-driving vehicle are described. The system performs: detecting a wireless push signal transmitted from a signal transmitter accompanied by an off-vehicle passer and received by a signal receiver of the autonomous-driving vehicle, the wireless push signal including information about a motion capability level of the off-vehicle passer, determining a position and a motion capability level of the off-vehicle passer at least based on the wireless push signal, and controlling a locomotive mechanism of the autonomous-driving vehicle based on the determined position and motion capability level of the off-vehicle passer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Hao Song, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Yiming Liu, Sinan Xiao
  • Patent number: 10717384
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed to projecting a current trajectory path of the autonomous vehicle on a surface of road is disclosed. In some embodiments, an autonomous vehicle with a light projector is disclosed, where the light projector is on a top surface of an autonomous vehicle. Additionally, in some embodiments, the autonomous vehicle may include an electronic control unit for controlling an operation of the light projector, where the electronic control unit detects whether the autonomous vehicle is turned on. In further embodiments, the electronic control unit receives data of an environmental condition surrounding the autonomous vehicle and receives an upcoming trajectory path of the autonomous vehicle. The electronic control unit may also project a light from the light projector onto a surface of a road indicating the upcoming trajectory path of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Xiang Yu, Zichao Qi, Hao Song, Sinan Xiao, Bo Xiao, Jie Hou, Tianyi Li, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Yiming Liu
  • Patent number: 10715705
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media may be configured to characterize optical characteristics of optical elements. An optical element mount may be configured to carry an optical element. A calibration display may be configured to display a calibration object. The calibration object may include a known visual pattern. Multiple images of the calibration object may be obtained. The multiple images may be acquired using the optical element carried by the optical element mount. The multiple images may include different perspectives of the calibration object. Optical characteristics of the optical element may be characterized based on the known visual pattern and the different perspectives of the calibration object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Yubo Zhang, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Kai Chen, Yiming Liu, Sinan Xiao, Tianyi Li, Yin Zhong, Hao Song
  • Patent number: 10712744
    Abstract: A system included and a computer-implemented method performed in an autonomous-driving vehicle are described. The system performs: detecting a wireless push signal transmitted from a signal transmitter accompanied by an off-vehicle passer and received by a signal receiver of the autonomous-driving vehicle, the wireless push signal including information about a motion capability level of the off-vehicle passer, determining a position and a motion capability level of the off-vehicle passer at least based on the wireless push signal, and controlling a locomotive mechanism of the autonomous-driving vehicle based on the determined position and motion capability level of the off-vehicle passer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Song, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Yiming Liu, Sinan Xiao
  • Patent number: 10698408
    Abstract: A set of sensor information may include first sensor information generated based on a first sensor of a first vehicle and second sensor information generated based on a second sensor of a second vehicle. Individual sensor information may characterize positions of objects in an environment of individual sensors. Relevant sensor information for a vehicle may be determined based on the set of sensor information and a position of the vehicle. The relevant sensor information may characterize positions of objects in a maneuver environment of the vehicle. A desired navigation of the vehicle in the maneuver environment of the vehicle may be determined based on the relevant sensor information. An instruction may be provided to the vehicle based on the desired navigation of the vehicle. The instruction may characterize one or more maneuvers to be performed by the vehicle to execute the desired navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Jianan Wang, Nengxiu Deng, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Kai Chen, Hao Song
  • Publication number: 20200142413
    Abstract: A system included and a computer-implemented method performed in an autonomous-driving vehicle are described. The system performs: determining a region of interest (RoI) for processing images for an autonomous driving operation; determining an illumination condition for illuminating the determined RoI based on the determined RoI; and illuminating the determined RoI according to the determined illumination condition as the autonomous-driving vehicle travels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Bowen Zheng, Xiang Yu, Sinan Xiao, Hao Song, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng
  • Publication number: 20200073381
    Abstract: A set of sensor information may include first sensor information generated based on a first sensor of a first vehicle and second sensor information generated based on a second sensor of a second vehicle. Individual sensor information may characterize positions of objects in an environment of individual sensors. Relevant sensor information for a vehicle may be determined based on the set of sensor information and a position of the vehicle. The relevant sensor information may characterize positions of objects in a maneuver environment of the vehicle. A desired navigation of the vehicle in the maneuver environment of the vehicle may be determined based on the relevant sensor information. An instruction may be provided to the vehicle based on the desired navigation of the vehicle. The instruction may characterize one or more maneuvers to be performed by the vehicle to execute the desired navigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jianan Wang, Nengxiu Deng, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Kai Chen, Hao Song
  • Publication number: 20200073407
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media may be configured to facilitate prioritization of vehicle navigation. One or more vehicles in an environment of a priority vehicle may be identified. Priorities of the vehicle(s) and the priority vehicle may be determined. A desired navigation of the priority vehicle in the environment may be determined based on the priorities of the vehicle(s) and the priority vehicle. An instruction may be provided to at least one of the vehicle(s) based on the desired navigation of the priority vehicle in the environment. The instruction may characterize one or more maneuvers to be performed by the at least one of the vehicle(s) to facilitate the desired navigation of the priority vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Xing He, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Nengxiu Deng, Hao Song
  • Patent number: 10567549
    Abstract: A distributed database transaction processing method and device based on a GPS atomic clock, the method includes: receiving a plurality of transaction requests by the first node server; determining a concurrency conflict between transaction requests received by the first node server; obtaining start time of each transaction in a case that the concurrency conflict exists, wherein the start time is local time of the second node server when the transaction request is sent; and local time of the second node server is synchronized with time of the GPS atomic clock server in an area which the second node server locates; processing all transactions by the first node server according to the sequence of the start time of each transaction. Throughput of distributed database system can be increased and an arrangement complexity of servers is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Baohua Lai, Yukun Zhang, Long Yan, Hao Song, Yi Liu, Minghua Li, Hai Zeng
  • Publication number: 20200050782
    Abstract: Enclosed are a method and apparatus for operating a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Hao SONG, Baohua LAI
  • Publication number: 20200036948
    Abstract: A method comprises obtaining autonomous vehicle sensor data of an autonomous vehicle. One or more autonomous vehicle actions of the autonomous vehicle are predicted based on the autonomous vehicle sensor data. Interactive content is identified from a library of interactive content. The interactive content is adjusted based on the predicted one or more autonomous vehicle actions, and the adjusted interactive content is presented within the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventor: Hao Song
  • Publication number: 20200033866
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and a system for training a computer-based autonomous driving model used for an autonomous driving operation by an autonomous vehicle are described. The method includes: creating time-dependent three-dimensional (3D) traffic environment data using at least one of real traffic element data and simulated traffic element data; creating simulated time-dependent 3D traffic environmental data by applying a time-dependent 3D generic adversarial network (GAN) model to the created time-dependent 3D traffic environment data; and training a computer-based autonomous driving model using the simulated time-dependent 3D traffic environmental data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Hao Song, Jun Peng, Nengxiu Deng, Sinan Xiao, Tao Qin, Tiancheng Lou, Tianyi Li, Xiang Yu, Yubo Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200020212
    Abstract: A system included and a computer-implemented method performed in an autonomous-driving vehicle are described. The system performs: detecting one or more movable objects; determining a target movable object from the one or more detected objects; determining a manner of generating a directed alert notification selectively toward the target movable object; and causing a directed alert notification of the determined manner to be generated toward the target movable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Hao Song, Zhuo Zhang, Sinan Xiao, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Jie Hou, Tianyi Li, Yiming Liu
  • Publication number: 20190391576
    Abstract: A system included and a computer-implemented method performed in one of a plurality of self-driving vehicles that are connected through a network are described. The system performs: processing image data of one or more scene images received by said one of the plurality of self-driving vehicles, to detect one or more objects included in the one or more scene images; determining a target object from the one or more detected objects at least based on the processed image data; predicting movement of the target object at least based on a current position and a current movement state of the target object; and performing a self-driving operation to drive said one of the plurality of self-driving vehicles based on the predicted movement of the target object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Zhuo Zhang, Sinan Xiao, Xiang Yu, Hao Song, Tianyi Li, Bo Xiao, Jie Hou, Yiming Liu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng
  • Publication number: 20190379806
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media may be configured to characterize optical characteristics of optical elements. An optical element mount may be configured to carry an optical element. A calibration display may be configured to display a calibration object. The calibration object may include a known visual pattern. Multiple images of the calibration object may be obtained. The multiple images may be acquired using the optical element carried by the optical element mount. The multiple images may include different perspectives of the calibration object. Optical characteristics of the optical element may be characterized based on the known visual pattern and the different perspectives of the calibration object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Yubo Zhang, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Kai Chen, Yiming Liu, Sinan Xiao, Tianyi Li, Yin Zhong, Hao Song
  • Publication number: 20190369241
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media are provided for implementing a tracking camera system onboard an autonomous vehicle. Coordinate data of an object can be received. The tracking camera system actuates, based on the coordinate data, to a position such that the object is in view of the tracking camera system. Vehicle operation data of the autonomous vehicle can be received. The position of the tracking camera system can be adjusted, based on the vehicle operation data, such that the object remains in view of the tracking camera system while the autonomous vehicle is in motion. A focus of the tracking camera system can be adjusted to bring the object in focus. The tracking camera system captures image data corresponding to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kai Chen, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng, Xiang Yu, Zhuo Zhang, Yiming Liu, Hao Song
  • Publication number: 20190351914
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media are provided for acquiring driving records from an autonomous vehicle. One or more patterns can be determined from the driving records. One or more criteria can be generated based on the one or more patterns. One or more suspicious points can be identified in the driving records by applying the one or more criteria to the driving records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Xiang Yu, Hao Song, Sinan Xiao, Jie Hou, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng