Patents by Inventor Hong S. Bae

Hong S. Bae 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: 10901422
    Abstract: A system that performs a method is disclosed. The system receives information about a map, which includes information about one or more zones in the map. While navigating a vehicle along a driving path within the map, the system receives information about the location of the vehicle in the map. The system estimates an error bounds of the location of the vehicle, and determines in which of the one or more zones in the map the error bounds is located within. In response to the determination: in accordance with a determination that the error bounds is located within a first zone in the map, the system causes the vehicle to perform a driving operation. In accordance with a determination that the error bounds is located within a second zone of the one or more zones in the map, the system causes the vehicle to perform a different driving operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Hong S. Bae, Aziz Umit Batur, Evan Roger Fischer, Oliver Max Jeromin
  • Patent number: 10852741
    Abstract: A method for autonomously controlling a vehicle is disclosed. In some examples, a vehicle can maneuver out of a parking space in an autonomous and unmanned operation. While parking, the vehicle can capture first one or more images of its surroundings and store the images in a memory included in the vehicle. Upon starting up, the vehicle can capture second one or more images of its surroundings and compare them to the first one or more images to determine if there is an object, person, or animal proximate to the vehicle, for example. In some examples, in accordance with a determination that there is no object, person, or vehicle present that was not present during parking, the vehicle can autonomously move from the parking space with or without a user present in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Hong S. Bae, Aziz Umit Batur, Evan Roger Fischer, Oliver Max Jeromin
  • Patent number: 10829978
    Abstract: A method for opening a vehicle door may include capturing a first image when a first condition is met and capturing a second image when a second condition is met. The first condition is one of the vehicle is parked, or the door is locked. The second condition is one of the vehicle is deactivated, or the door is unlocked. The method may further include detecting an object outside based on the first and second images, determining whether the detected object is within a projected path of the door moving from a first position to a second position, and controlling operation of an actuator configured to move the door, such that if the detected object is determined to be within the projected path of the door, the actuator does not move the door according to the projected path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Hong S. Bae, Pei Chen
  • Publication number: 20200331407
    Abstract: Various techniques related to a sensor for use with autonomous driving and/or navigation of a vehicle. The techniques can include use of an elongated threaded member, an intermediate threaded member, and a tertiary member. The members can be operable to extend or retract a vehicle sensor on a platform. The members can also enable the sensor to retract upon application of a force external to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Hung Cao, Hong S. Bae, Richard S. Kim, Jan Becker
  • Publication number: 20200331496
    Abstract: Various techniques related to a sensor for use with autonomous driving and/or navigation of a vehicle. The techniques can include use of three members, one of the members housing a sensor for use with autonomous driving and/or navigation of the vehicle. The members can define cavities housing others of the three members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Chi Hung Cao, Hong S. Bae, Richard S. Kim, Jan Becker
  • Publication number: 20190316929
    Abstract: A system for use in a vehicle, the system comprising one or more sensors; one or more processors coupled to the one or more sensors; and a memory including instructions, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform a method. The method comprising determining an estimated location of the vehicle, obtaining map information based on the estimated location of the vehicle, obtaining sensor information relating the vehicle's proximate surroundings from the one or more sensors, detecting a first landmark and a second landmark in physical proximity to the vehicle based on the sensor information, and localizing the vehicle location based on the map information and the first and second landmarks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kwang Keun J. SHIN, Dae Jin KIM, Hong S. BAE
  • Publication number: 20190316914
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to enhanced vehicle localization using speed bump detection. In some examples, a vehicle of the present disclosure can estimate its location using GNSS and/or dead reckoning techniques. However, especially in scenarios where GNSS reception is poor, the uncertainty in the vehicle's location can be too large to accurately control the vehicle in a fully- or partially-autonomous driving mode. To reduce uncertainty in the vehicle's location, the vehicle can locate one or more features included in map information received by or stored on the vehicle. In some embodiments, a speed bump is included in the map information. The speed bump can be detected by one or more sensors, such as a motion sensor or one or more suspension level sensors, of the vehicle. The vehicle can determine its location using the detected position of the speed bump and the map information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Kwang Keun J. SHIN, Hong S. BAE
  • Publication number: 20190317328
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a set of augmented reality (AR) driving glasses for use during operation of a vehicle, such as consumer automobile. In some embodiments, the AR driving glasses display one or more images related to vehicle operation, such as navigation images, hazard images, vehicle settings images, and other images. The images are generated based on data collected by one or more sensors of the vehicle (e.g., cameras, GPS, LIDAR, range sensors, ultrasonic sensors, etc.) and/or by one or more sensors included in the AR driving glasses (e.g., cameras, ambient light sensors, motion sensors, biometric sensors, etc.). The images are sized and displayed at a location on the display in accordance with at least data from one or more sensors of the AR driving glasses (e.g., motion data or camera data) and/or data from the vehicle (e.g., vehicle speed).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Hong S. BAE
  • Patent number: 10315578
    Abstract: A vehicle modular side view mirror assembly is disclosed. The mirror base has a first section capable of attachment to a vehicle and a second section capable of attachment to a mirror head, wherein the second section is movable relative to the first section. The mirror assembly can include a mirror head having a reflective surface and a motor for moving the mirror head relative to a mirror base, the mirror head detachably connectable to the mirror base. Lidar sensors can be mounted in addition to, or in place of, the side view mirrors. Interchangeable modular heads can allow a user to customize the vehicle to have mirror heads, sensors, both, or neither. Mirror bases can move, allowing the mirrors and/or sensors to be positioned at different angles. In some configurations, the position of the sensors can be dynamically adjusted according to the speed and/or direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FARADAY&FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Richard S. Kim, Hong S. Bae, Skyler R. Lund, Brian Sung Oh, Page Brullau Beermann, Charles Edward Spencer, Zu-Ning Chen, Christopher W. Lamorte, Calvin Liu, Padmanabhan Kumar
  • Patent number: 10227017
    Abstract: A vehicle control system capable of moving a vehicle to a target location is disclosed. According to a preferred embodiment, a camera captures one or more images of a known object corresponding to the target location. An on-board computer having stored thereon information about the known object can process the one or more images to determine vehicle location with respect to the known object. The system can use the vehicle's determined location and a feedback controller to move the vehicle to the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Hong S. Bae, Paul Alan Theodosis
  • Publication number: 20190024430
    Abstract: A system that performs a method is disclosed. Image data from a first camera mounted on a vehicle is received, the vehicle including a first element configured to open into a first space external to the vehicle, and the image data indicative of motion of a first object during a first time period, the first object located outside of the first space. Whether the motion of the first object during the first time period indicates that the first object will interfere with operation of the first element during a second time period, after the first time period, is determined. In accordance with a determination that the motion of the first object indicates that the first object will interfere with the operation of the first element during the second time period, an action that avoids the interference is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Oliver Max Jeromin, Hong S. Bae
  • Patent number: 10147257
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remotely providing access to a secured vehicle are disclosed. The methods can include receiving a permission parameter from a primary user authorizing a secondary user to enter, receiving an access permission request from a secondary user, evaluating the access permission request for compliance with the permission parameter, and unlocking a door of the vehicle to allow the secondary user to access the vehicle. The permission parameter can include time, user, and proximity criteria for secondary user entry. Systems for remotely providing access to a secured vehicle or location can include a central telematics unit in communication with portable electronic user devices such as smartphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FARADAY&FUTURE INC.
    Inventor: Hong S. Bae
  • Publication number: 20180299900
    Abstract: A method for autonomously controlling a vehicle is disclosed. In some examples, a vehicle can maneuver out of a parking space in an autonomous and unmanned operation. While parking, the vehicle can capture first one or more images of its surroundings and store the images in a memory included in the vehicle. Upon starting up, the vehicle can capture second one or more images of its surroundings and compare them to the first one or more images to determine if there is an object, person, or animal proximate to the vehicle, for example. In some examples, in accordance with a determination that there is no object, person, or vehicle present that was not present during parking, the vehicle can autonomously move from the parking space with or without a user present in the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Hong S. Bae, Aziz Umit Batur, Evan Roger Fischer, Oliver Max Jeromin
  • Publication number: 20180292832
    Abstract: A system that performs a method is disclosed. The system receives information about a map, which includes information about one or more zones in the map. While navigating a vehicle along a driving path within the map, the system receives information about the location of the vehicle in the map. The system estimates an error bounds of the location of the vehicle, and determines in which of the one or more zones in the map the error bounds is located within. In response to the determination: in accordance with a determination that the error bounds is located within a first zone in the map, the system causes the vehicle to perform a driving operation. In accordance with a determination that the error bounds is located within a second zone of the one or more zones in the map, the system causes the vehicle to perform a different driving operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hong S. Bae, Aziz Umit Batur, Evan Roger Fischer, Oliver Max Jeromin
  • Publication number: 20180186283
    Abstract: A system that performs a method is disclosed. The system detects one or more characteristics about a vehicle via a first set of one or more sensors and determines one or more characteristics about the vehicle's surroundings via a second set of one or more sensors. The system also detects a vehicle failure via the first set of one or more sensors. In response to detecting the vehicle failure via the first one or more sensors, the system selects one or more road hazard indicators using the one or more characteristics about the vehicle's surroundings. After selecting the one or more road hazard indicators using the one or more characteristics about the vehicle's surroundings, the system deploys the one or more road hazard indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Evan Roger Fischer, Hong S. Bae, Aziz Umit Batur, Kwang Keun J. Shin
  • Publication number: 20180174372
    Abstract: In embodiments of the disclosure, location information can be used to automatically set a parking meter time reminder on a user's mobile device. For example, after determining that the user has parked once a destination has been reached, the user's location can be used to determine if the vehicle has been parked at a parking meter (or other timed parking), and a reminder can be set based on a time limit associated with that parking location. The reminder can display periodic notifications on the user's mobile device until it is detected that the user has driven the vehicle away from the parking spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Hong S. Bae, Kenneth X. Xie
  • Publication number: 20180154831
    Abstract: Displays for a vehicle can be used to display a composite feed from one or more cameras. In some examples, the vehicle display can be a rear-view mirror replacement display. In some examples, the vehicle can include feeds from a rear-view camera and two side-view cameras. The composite feed for the display can be adapted according to monitored conditions. For example, when a vehicle is detected in a blind spot, the composite feed can be adapted to add a feed from the corresponding side view camera. In some examples, when a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, the composite feed can be adapted to increase the proportion of the display area allocated to the side-view camera feed from the corresponding side-view camera. In some examples, when a vehicle is detected in the blind spot, the corresponding side-view camera view can be visually distinguished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Edward Spencer, Marcos A. Robles, Arees Kumar Uthayasurian, Hong S. Bae, Oliver Max Jeromin
  • Publication number: 20180143633
    Abstract: A multi-processor architecture for automated driving systems can be used to improve performance and provide design flexibility. For example, a multi-processor architecture can be used to implement command generation and safety functionality in different processors. The command generation processor can be a high performing processor compared with the safety processor. The safety processor can verify the safety of commands output from the command generation processor and provide additional I/O channels that are typically absent on high performing processors. Additionally, processing of some sensor data can be moved to expansion modules with additional processors to reduce bottlenecks and provide design flexibility for systems with different sensing requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Anil Paryani, Michael Hong, Azis Umit Batur, Bibhrajit Halder, Hong S. Bae
  • Publication number: 20180126907
    Abstract: A vehicle includes one or more dimmable mirrors, one or more cameras configured to capture images of surroundings of the vehicle, and one or more processors coupled to the one or more dimmable mirrors and the one or more cameras. The one or more processors are configured to identify one or more headlights of another vehicle in the captured images, determine whether the one or more headlights satisfy mirror dimming criteria, including a criterion that is satisfied when the one or more headlights are located in a respective region of the captured images, in accordance with a determination that the one or more headlights satisfy the mirror dimming criteria, dim the dimmable mirrors based on one or more characteristics of the one or more headlights, and in accordance with a determination that the one or more headlights do not satisfy the mirror dimming criteria, forgo dimming the dimmable mirrors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Oliver Max Jeromin, Evan Roger Fischer, Hong S. Bae
  • Publication number: 20170210297
    Abstract: A vehicle modular side view mirror assembly is disclosed. The mirror base has a first section capable of attachment to a vehicle and a second section capable of attachment to a mirror head, wherein the second section is movable relative to the first section. The mirror assembly can include a mirror head having a reflective surface and a motor for moving the mirror head relative to a mirror base, the mirror head detachably connectable to the mirror base. Lidar sensors can be mounted in addition to, or in place of, the side view mirrors. Interchangeable modular heads can allow a user to customize the vehicle to have mirror heads, sensors, both, or neither. Mirror bases can move, allowing the mirrors and/or sensors to be positioned at different angles. In some configurations, the position of the sensors can be dynamically adjusted according to the speed and/or direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Richard S. KIM, Hong S. BAE, Skyler R. LUND, Brian Sung OH, Page Brullau BEERMANN, Charles Edward SPENCER, Zu-Ning CHEN, Christopher W. LAMORTE, Calvin LIU, Padmanabhan KUMAR