Patents by Inventor Jordan Barrett

Jordan Barrett 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: 20230094216
    Abstract: Systems and methods may be configured for providing preemptive reenergizing alerts designed to alert vehicle users to reenergize their vehicles in anticipation of power disruption conditions. Weather related data and/or grid related data may be leveraged for predicting the likelihood of power disruption conditions of a grid power source. When power disruption conditions are likely to increase the cost of energy by greater than a predefined threshold, one or more reenergizing alerts may be automatically communicated for alerting the users of the need to reenergize (e.g., refuel, recharge, etc.) their vehicles. Preemptively alerting users to reenergize their vehicles in this manner may ensure that the vehicle will be available for use as a backup power source during actual power disruption conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Brendan Francis DIAMOND, Lars Niklas PETTERSSON, Keith WESTON, Jordan BARRETT, Andrew Denis LEWANDOWSKI, Michael Alan MCNEES
  • Publication number: 20230085950
    Abstract: A vehicle includes one or more transceivers configured to communicate with a server; and a controller programmed to responsive to detecting an extra load to the vehicle, obtain a first candidate energy consumption rate corresponding to the extra load from the server, calculate an estimated energy consumption rate using the first candidate energy consumption rate, and calculate a distance to empty using the estimated energy consumption rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Keith WESTON, Brendan F. DIAMOND, Andrew Denis LEWANDOWSKI, Jordan BARRETT
  • Publication number: 20230064517
    Abstract: The disclosure generally pertains to systems and methods for issuing a hazard warning to an animate object located in a vicinity of a vehicle. In an example method, a processor in a warning system of a vehicle, detects an animate object (a person or an animal) in the vicinity of a first vehicle and determines a hazard posed to the animate object. The hazard, which may be caused by the first vehicle or another vehicle that is moving in a collision course with the animate object, can be evaluated by determining a trajectory of the animate object and a trajectory of the vehicle. If the probability of intersection of the two trajectories exceeds a threshold intersection probability level, the processor recognizes a hazard and issues a warning to the animate object (a horn beep, flashing lights, or a text message to a smart device of the person).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Weston, Jordan Barrett, Andrew Denis Lewandowski, Brendan Diamond
  • Publication number: 20230065657
    Abstract: A vehicle having a powered tailgate is provided. The vehicle includes a body, a powered tailgate pivotally connected to the body, an actuator operatively coupled to the tailgate to move the tailgate between open and closed positions, and sensors configured to sense an object in a swing path of the tailgate. The vehicle also includes a controller for processing signals output from the sensor and identifying and classifying the object, and controlling the actuator to move the tailgate between the open and closed positions based on the classified object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Publication date: March 2, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Weston, Andrew Denis Lewandowski, Brendan Diamond, Michael Alan McNees, Jordan Barrett
  • Publication number: 20230050842
    Abstract: Informed towing is provided. Towing information is identified, by a towing vehicle, with respect to a towed vehicle to be towed by the towing vehicle. A towed configuration of the towed vehicle is monitored. Responsive to the towed configuration of the towed vehicle being incorrect according to the towing information, a warning is displayed in the HMI indicating the incorrect towing configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Inventors: Brendan F. DIAMOND, Keith WESTON, Andrew Denis LEWANDOWSKI, Jordan BARRETT, Michael Alan McNEES, Lars Niklas PETTERSSON
  • Publication number: 20230041371
    Abstract: Driver attention and hand placement systems and methods are disclosed herein. An example method includes providing warning messages to a driver of a vehicle based on steering wheel input or hand-wheel contact by the driver. The warning messages are provided according to a first scheme when the steering wheel input is above a threshold value and according to a second scheme when the steering wheel input is below a threshold value and images obtained by a camera in the vehicle indicate that at least one hand of the driver is on the steering wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Keith Weston, Michael Alan Mcnees, Andrew Denis Lewandowski, Brendan Diamond, Jordan Barrett
  • Publication number: 20230041498
    Abstract: The disclosure generally pertains to systems and methods for assisting a driver to travel through a drive-through lane of an establishment in an autonomous mode of operation. In an example method, a processor in a vehicle determines a location of the vehicle in a drive-through lane in various ways such as, for example, based on objects located in the vicinity of the drive-through lane, based on location coordinates, and/or based on a geofence defined around the establishment. The processor may then place the vehicle in an autonomous mode of operation and instruct the driver of the vehicle to refrain from touching vehicle driving control components such as the steering wheel, the brake pedal, and the accelerator pedal. The vehicle autonomously then moves through the drive-through lane in a stop-and-go mode of movement at a controlled speed while executing lane-centering and collision avoidance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Keith Weston, Andrew Lewandowski, Brendan Diamond, Michael Alan McNees, Jordan Barrett
  • Patent number: 11565655
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a first sensor that senses a state of the vehicle and a second sensor that senses outside of the vehicle. A computing device is configured to receive signals from the sensors and to control rotating and turning of the wheels. While the vehicle is parked, the computing device determines according to a signal received from the sensors, that a condition is satisfied. The condition may be associated with a particular wheel. Based on determining that the condition is satisfied, and while the vehicle remains parked, the computing device initiates automatically rotating or turning the particular wheel associated with the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Ford GLobal Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Weston, Brendan Diamond, Jonathan Hair, Jordan Barrett, Andrew Lewandowski, Michael Mcnees
  • Publication number: 20230021911
    Abstract: An operation assistance system for a first vehicle that is connected to a second vehicle that propels the connected first and second vehicles includes: a sensor system of the first vehicle that detects a feature in an operating environment of at least one of the first vehicle and the second vehicle; and a controller that is in communication with the sensor system and that prompts a power assist steering system of the first vehicle to execute a steering command based on the sensor system detecting the feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Weston, Brendan F. Diamond, Jordan Barrett, Andrew Denis Lewandowski
  • Publication number: 20230017327
    Abstract: Tailgate position management systems and methods are disclosed herein. An example method includes determining that a tailgate of a vehicle is in a down position, the tailgate comprising a tailgate camera, and selectively adjusting an automatic vehicle assistance feature of the vehicle based on the tailgate being in the down position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Weston, Derek Bier, Michael Alan McNees, Andrew Denis Lewandowski, Brendan Diamond, Jordan Barrett
  • Publication number: 20220410839
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a first sensor that senses a state of the vehicle and a second sensor that senses outside of the vehicle. A computing device is configured to receive signals from the sensors and to control rotating and turning of the wheels. While the vehicle is parked, the computing device determines according to a signal received from the sensors, that a condition is satisfied. The condition may be associated with a particular wheel. Based on determining that the condition is satisfied, and while the vehicle remains parked, the computing device initiates automatically rotating or turning the particular wheel associated with the condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Weston, Brendan Diamond, Jonathan Hair, Jordan Barrett, Andrew Lewandowski, Michael Mcnees
  • Publication number: 20220396271
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to receive data indicating a lane change by a first vehicle that is towing a second vehicle, the data including data indicating a direction that first wheels of the first vehicle are turning while the first vehicle is performing the lane change; and during the lane change, instruct a steering system of the second vehicle to turn second wheels of the second vehicle in a same direction as the first wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Denis Lewandowski, Keith Weston, Brendan F. Diamond, Jordan Barrett
  • Publication number: 20220371588
    Abstract: A system comprises a computer having a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to obtain, while an adaptive cruise control feature of a vehicle traveling a roadway is set to operate in a standard operation mode, lighting condition data for an on-board camera of the vehicle, determine, based on the lighting condition data, whether the on-board camera is subject to a lighting-compromised condition, and responsive to a determination that the on-board camera is subject to the lighting-compromised condition, cause the adaptive cruise control feature to operate in a modified operation mode, wherein during operation in the modified operation mode, the adaptive cruise control feature operates in accordance with one or more modified operating parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Weston, Andrew Denis Lewandowski, Brendan F. Diamond, Jordan Barrett
  • Publication number: 20220332317
    Abstract: Terrain characteristics of an off-road area are determined based on a map. The terrain characteristics include a terrain type, a terrain grade, and a presence or an absence of an obstacle. Vehicle characteristics are determined including a ground clearance and a breakover angle. Based on a user level, vehicle parameters for the off-road area are determined based on the terrain characteristics, the vehicle characteristics, and the user input. The vehicle parameters include a speed and a transmission gear. The vehicle parameters for the off-road area are output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Denis Lewandowski, Keith Weston, Brendan F. Diamond, Jordan Barrett, Michael Alan Mcnees
  • Publication number: 20220324448
    Abstract: While operating a host vehicle in a lane, a target vehicle is detected entering the lane in front of the vehicle. A trajectory of the target vehicle is predicted based on sensor data. Upon determining that the target vehicle will pass through the lane based on the predicted trajectory, the host vehicle is operated based on determining a presence or an absence of a lead vehicle. Upon determining that the target vehicle will remain in the lane based on the predicted trajectory, the host vehicle is operated with the target vehicle as the lead vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Denis Lewandowski, Jordan Barrett, Grant Patrick Mayer, Tim Beck, Keith Weston, Brendan F. Diamond