Patents by Inventor Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad

Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad 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: 10562495
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a horn, a plurality of exterior lights, and at least one controller. The at least one controller is configured to grant vehicle system access to a nomadic device paired to the vehicle, and in response to receiving a message that contains data identifying a source of the message while the vehicle is in a key-off state from a nomadic device not paired to the vehicle, activate the horn and exterior lights according to respective patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johannes Geir Kristinsson, David Anthony Hatton, Hussein F. Nasrallah, Thomas Nelson, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad
  • Publication number: 20190213805
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for external vehicle illumination management are disclosed herein. An example method includes receiving, at a first processor of a mobile device, vehicle data. The vehicle data is to be transmitted to the first processor from a second processor of a vehicle. The example method includes analyzing the vehicle data and mobile device data generated by the mobile device. The example method includes generating an alert for headlamp usage of the vehicle based on the analysis and presenting the alert via the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Kwaku O. PRAKAH-ASANTE, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh PRASAD, Manoharprasad K. RAO
  • Publication number: 20190147513
    Abstract: A method for making a purchase using a vehicle computing system includes receiving input to the vehicle computing system instructing order initiation. The method also includes receiving a selection at the vehicle computing system of a merchant from which to order. The method further includes receiving an order at the vehicle computing system, determining an address of the merchant to which the order was placed and providing directions to the address. These can be provided as, for example, turn by turn directions spoken and/or displayed on a nav display. Finally, the exemplary method includes processing a payment for the order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas J. Giuli, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Henry Heping Huang, John Matthew Ginder
  • Publication number: 20190092283
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a horn, a plurality of exterior lights, and at least one controller. The at least one controller is configured to grant vehicle system access to a nomadic device paired to the vehicle, and in response to receiving a message that contains data identifying a source of the message while the vehicle is in a key-off state from a nomadic device not paired to the vehicle, activate the horn and exterior lights according to respective patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Johannes Geir KRISTINSSON, David Anthony HATTON, Hussein F. NASRALLAH, Thomas NELSON, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh PRASAD
  • Publication number: 20180286150
    Abstract: A device that includes a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor such that the device is programmed to identify a wearable device and a set of vehicle data from a vehicle. The user device sends a human machine interface (HMI) message to the wearable device. The HMI message is based at least in part on the set of vehicle data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: YIFAN CHEN, PADMA AISWARYA KOLISETTY, BASAVARAJ TONSHAL, KWAKU O. PRAKAH-ASANTE, HSIN-HSIANG YANG, DAVID ANTHONY HATTON, JOHANNES GEIR KRISTINSSON, KRISHNASWAMY VENKATESH PRASAD, HUSSEIN F. NASRALLAH, TOM NELSON
  • Patent number: 9975481
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to detect a wireless signature indicating an animal presence within a predefined proximity to a vehicle. The processor is also configured to issue an alert to vehicle occupants responsive to the wireless signature detection, the alert varying based on detected signal strength. The wireless signature may be transmitted from a BLE or RFID device provided to an animal affixed to a collar, for example, or from an RFID chip embedded in an animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Anthony Hatton, Thomas Nelson, Hussein F. Nasrallah, Johannes Geir Kristinsson, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad
  • Publication number: 20170334354
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to detect a wireless signature indicating an animal presence within a predefined proximity to a vehicle. The processor is also configured to issue an alert to vehicle occupants responsive to the wireless signature detection, the alert varying based on detected signal strength. The wireless signature may be transmitted from a BLE or RFID device provided to an animal affixed to a collar, for example, or from an RFID chip embedded in an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: David Anthony HATTON, Thomas NELSON, Hussein F. NASRALLAH, Johannes Geir KRISTINSSON, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh PRASAD
  • Patent number: 9809185
    Abstract: A system includes a processor in communication with at least one input, and configured to control at least one vehicle system. The processor is further configured to receive a command including a subjective element. The processor is also configured to access a mapping associated with a user from whom the command originated to retrieve a user-specific meaning, the mapping defining user-specific meanings for at least one subjective element. Further, the processor is configured to apply a user-specific meaning to an implementation of the command, such that a vehicle system is adjusted in accordance with both the subjective element and the user-specific meaning associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Randal Henry Visintainer, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Oleg Yurievitch Gusikhin
  • Patent number: 9604565
    Abstract: A heads up display apparatus for a vehicle, comprising a wireless transceiver configured to connect and communicate with a device providing information for display, an energy storage device configured to provide energy to the display apparatus, a processor configured receive information from the transceiver and configure the information for display, and a display configured to output the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Christopher Peplin
  • Patent number: 9449514
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes connecting to a remote system and requesting data relating to a quality of air level in the vicinity of a known vehicle location. The method further includes receiving data relating to the quality of air level and comparing the data to one or more predetermined threshold levels of tolerance. If the data exceeds at least one threshold level of tolerance an automatic vehicle computing system response is instructed. In this example, the method also includes activating one or more vehicle systems in response to the data exceeding the at least one threshold level of tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Schunder, Gary Steven Strumolo, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad
  • Patent number: 9420406
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes providing an interface on a wireless device corresponding to an interface for vehicle infotainment system control. The method also includes providing simulated functionality of controls on the interface, such that activation of a control informs a user of what would occur if the control were activated on a vehicle interface. Further, the method includes saving at least one user setting input into the interface. The method additionally includes transferring the saved setting to a vehicle computing system (VCS) for use in infotainment system control when the wireless device is in communication with the VCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yifan Chen, Gary Steven Strumolo, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Jeffrey Allen Greenberg, Oleg Yurievitch Gusikhin, Perry Robinson MacNeille, Basavaraj Tonshal, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Paul Aldighieri
  • Publication number: 20160195404
    Abstract: A server comprising a transceiver configured to communicate data with a remote vehicle computer system and a car-reservation system. The server further includes a processor configured to utilize the data to output a car-sharing social-graph, the car-sharing social-graph including a vehicle for sharing, a vehicle-location, a user-location, and a potential parking-spot for sharing the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Krishnaswamy Venkatesh PRASAD, Bryan Roger GOODMAN, Eric H. WINGFIELD, Michael James WHITENS
  • Patent number: 9222790
    Abstract: A system includes a processor, configured to communicate with a vehicle camera, a vehicle audio input and at least one vehicle input control. In this embodiment, the processor is configured to receive a request to being recording user audio from the audio input. The processor is also configured to record user audio and GPS coordinates to be associated with the audio and record one or more images or video files from the vehicle camera, to be associated with the audio or the GPS coordinates. Further, the processor is configured to compile and save the audio input, GPS coordinates and one or more images as a tour data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Peplin, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Thomas J. Giuli
  • Patent number: 9122775
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining a user account associated with a vehicle occupant. The method also includes detecting the presence of at least one active monitoring device. The method further includes determining an association between the active monitoring device and the user account and periodically downloading device information from the active monitoring device to a vehicle computing system. Finally, the method includes storing downloaded device information in association with the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Schunder, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad
  • Patent number: 9042824
    Abstract: A vehicle computer system comprising a transceiver in a vehicle configured to wirelessly connect with a nomadic device, wherein the nomadic device is capable of running a contextual application which operates at least in part based on vehicle environment data. The vehicle computer system further comprises one or more vehicle modules configured to receive environment data and capable of causing the transceiver to provide the vehicle environment data to the nomadic device for processing by the contextual application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Christopher Peplin
  • Publication number: 20140380240
    Abstract: A vehicle computer system comprising a wireless transceiver configured to send a nomadic device human machine interface to a nomadic device in a web browser format. The vehicle computer system further comprises a vehicle server utilizing a contextual data aggregator that utilizes vehicle data and off-board data to generate a dynamic human machine interface, the server further configured to generate an in-vehicle human machine interface for output on a vehicle display and generate the nomadic device human machine interface for the nomadic device to display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: James Stewart Rankin, Basavaraj Tonshal, Pietro Buttolo, Yifan Chen, Gary Steven Strumolo, Jeffrey Allen Greenberg, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad
  • Patent number: 8872647
    Abstract: In a first illustrative embodiment, a computer implemented method includes detecting a plurality of context providing devices accessible to a vehicle computing system. The illustrative method further includes evaluating context relevant information from each of the detected devices to compile a display. The illustrative method also includes outputting a compiled display to a vehicle display, including at least one portion of the display initially dedicated to vehicle-based service content and at least one portion of the display dedicated to content from a context providing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Devinder Singh Kochhar
  • Patent number: 8866604
    Abstract: A vehicle computer system comprising a wireless transceiver configured to send a nomadic device human machine interface to a nomadic device in a web browser format. The vehicle computer system further comprises a vehicle server utilizing a contextual data aggregator that utilizes vehicle data and off-board data to generate a dynamic human machine interface, the server further configured to generate an in-vehicle human machine interface for output on a vehicle display and generate the nomadic device human machine interface for the nomadic device to display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Stewart Rankin, Basavaraj Tonshal, Pietro Buttolo, Yifan Chen, Gary Steven Strumolo, Jeffrey Allen Greenberg, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad
  • Publication number: 20140225724
    Abstract: A vehicle computer system comprising a wireless transceiver configured to send a nomadic device human machine interface to a nomadic device in a web browser format. The vehicle computer system further comprises a vehicle server utilizing a contextual data aggregator that utilizes vehicle data and off-board data to generate a dynamic human machine interface, the server further configured to generate an in-vehicle human machine interface for output on a vehicle display and generate the nomadic device human machine interface for the nomadic device to display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James Stewart Rankin, Basavaraj Tonshal, Pietro Buttolo, Yifan Chen, Gary Steven Strumolo, Jeffrey Allen Greenberg, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad
  • Publication number: 20140207873
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a request to provide email read-back. The processor is also configured to access contact information for at least one human email read-back party. Further, the processor is configured to determine the availability of the at least one party to read back one or more emails, using the contact information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jayanthi Rao, Thomas J. Giuli, Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad