Patents by Inventor MINGDONG WANG

MINGDONG WANG 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: 20200271453
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for iterative lane marking localization that may be utilized by autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles traveling within the lane. In an embodiment, the system comprises a locating device adapted to determine the vehicle's geographic location; a database; a region map; a response map; a plurality of cameras; and a computer connected to the locating device, database, and cameras, wherein the computer is adapted to receive the region map, wherein the region map corresponds to a specified geographic location; generate the response map by receiving information from the camera, the information relating to the environment in which the vehicle is located; identifying lane markers observed by the camera; and plotting identified lane markers on the response map; compare the response map to the region map; and iteratively generate a predicted vehicle location based on the comparison of the response map and the region map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TuSimple, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingdong Wang, Chenzhe Qian, Xue Mei
  • Publication number: 20200271473
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for lane marking localization that may be utilized by autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles traveling within the lane. In an embodiment, the system comprises a locating device adapted to determine the vehicle's geographic location; a database; a region map; a response map; a camera; and a computer connected to the locating device, database, and camera, wherein the computer is adapted to: receive the region map, wherein the region map corresponds to a specified geographic location; generate the response map by receiving information from the camera, the information relating to the environment in which the vehicle is located; identifying lane markers observed by the camera; and plotting identified lane markers on the response map; compare the response map to the region map; and generate a predicted vehicle location based on the comparison of the response map and the region map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: TuSimple, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingdong Wang, Chenzhe Qian, Xue Mei
  • Publication number: 20200203144
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reducing arcing of a silicon oxide layer in a film stack are provided. In some embodiments a method for reducing arcing of a silicon oxide layer in a film stack includes: depositing a silicon oxide layer having a top surface atop a low-k dielectric layer, wherein the silicon oxide layer and low-k dielectric layer are disposed upon a substrate and within a film stack; contacting the silicon oxide layer with argon plasma in an amount sufficient to clean the silicon oxide layer; and depositing a nitride layer atop the silicon oxide layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: CHAO DU, VAIBHAV SONI, LIN TL, YONG CAO, MINGDONG LI, MINGTE LIU, CHEN GONG, XIAODONG WANG, RONGJUN WANG, XIANMIN TANG
  • Publication number: 20200161611
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a battery pack, including: battery modules, wherein two or more of the battery modules are arranged side by side in a first direction; and connecting assemblies, wherein each connecting assembly is connected between adjacent two battery modules, and the connecting assembly includes an elastic connecting member being able to elastically deform in the first direction such that the adjacent two battery modules are elastically connected by the connecting assembly. The elastic connecting member can provide a buffer between the adjacent two battery modules. In the case that one of the adjacent two battery modules suffers a force, the elastic connecting member can absorb a force from this battery module, to prevent the adjacent two battery modules from interacting with each other when suffering the force, and avoid a safety accident caused by the interaction between the two battery modules connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Shuo SUN, Mingdong WANG, Mu QIAN, Jinqing JI, Min ZENG, Shang LI, Yang LI
  • Publication number: 20200105626
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for simulating arcing that can occur during substrate fabrication is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes: loading a bare silicon substrate that has been pretreated with at least one of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) or a film into a testing environment, performing a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process on the bare silicon substrate, and determining arcing occurrences on the bare silicon substrate caused during the PVD process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: MINGDONG LI, LEI ZHOU, CHAO DU, YONG CAO, CHEN GONG, BO XIE, YONGMEI CHEN, SONG-MOON SUH, RONGJUN WANG, XIANMIN TANG
  • Publication number: 20200051795
    Abstract: Embodiments of a process chamber are provided herein. In some embodiments, a process chamber includes a chamber body having an interior volume, a substrate support disposed in the interior volume, a target disposed within the interior volume and opposing the substrate support, a process shield disposed in the interior volume and having an upper portion surrounding the target and a lower portion surrounding the substrate support, the upper portion having an inner diameter that is greater than an outer diameter of the target to define a gap between the process shield and the target, and a gas inlet to provide a gas to the interior volume through the gap or across a front opening of the gap to substantially prevent particles from the interior volume from entering the gap during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: CHAO DU, YONG CAO, CHEN GONG, MINGDONG LI, FUHONG ZHANG, RONGJUN WANG, XIANMIN TANG
  • Publication number: 20190367019
    Abstract: A system and method for proximate vehicle intention prediction for autonomous vehicles are disclosed. A particular embodiment is configured to: receive perception data associated with a host vehicle; extract features from the perception data to detect a proximate vehicle in the vicinity of the host vehicle; generate a trajectory of the detected proximate vehicle based on the perception data; use a trained intention prediction model to generate a predicted intention of the detected proximate vehicle based on the perception data and the trajectory of the detected proximate vehicle; use the predicted intention of the detected proximate vehicle to generate a predicted trajectory of the detected proximate vehicle; and output the predicted intention and predicted trajectory for the detected proximate vehicle to another subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Zhipeng YAN, Mingdong WANG, Siyuan LIU, Xiaodi HOU
  • Publication number: 20190367020
    Abstract: A system and method for proximate vehicle intention prediction for autonomous vehicles are disclosed. A particular embodiment is configured to: receive perception data associated with a host vehicle; extract features from the perception data to detect a proximate vehicle in the vicinity of the host vehicle; generate a trajectory of the detected proximate vehicle based on the perception data; use a trained intention prediction model to generate a predicted intention of the detected proximate vehicle based on the perception data and the trajectory of the detected proximate vehicle; use the predicted intention of the detected proximate vehicle to generate a predicted trajectory of the detected proximate vehicle; and output the predicted intention and predicted trajectory for the detected proximate vehicle to another subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Zhipeng YAN, Mingdong WANG, Siyuan LIU, Xiaodi HOU
  • Patent number: 10482769
    Abstract: A method of visual odometry for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs is disclosed. The one or more programs include instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform the following steps comprising: receiving a lane marking, expressed in god's view, associated with a current view; fitting, in a post-processing module, the lane marking in an arc by using a set of parameters; generating a lane template, using the set of parameters, the lane template including features of the lane marking associated with the current view and features of the arc; and feeding the lane template associated with the current view for detection of a next view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE
    Inventors: Siyuan Liu, Mingdong Wang, Xiaodi Hou
  • Patent number: 10431114
    Abstract: An oceaneering test platform device for simulating oceaneering working conditions is disclosed. The oceaneering test platform device comprises a main body, a lifting unit, a plurality of spud legs connected to the main body by the lifting unit, a plurality of base units located correspondingly to the plurality of spud legs and one or more vertical driving unit to enable vertical movement of at least one of the plurality of spud legs. The test platform device facilitates simulation of possible effects caused by unstable and complex ocean environments to an offshore work platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Zhejiang Ocean University
    Inventors: Detang Li, Yubin Fan, Yonghe Xie, Wei Lin, Quanliang Liu, Qingli Ma, Xiaojun Zhang, Wenjing Liu, Yungang Wu, Zhaode Zhang, Xiaolong Dong, Minghui Liu, Zhiguo Sun, Jingguang Sun, Mingdong Zhang, Wei Wang, Zhengshou Chen, Xinglan Bai, Lijun Wang Wang, Junlai Li, Jian Li, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 10373003
    Abstract: A method of lane detection for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs is disclosed. The one or more programs include instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform the following steps comprising: generating a ground truth; off-line training a lane detection algorithm by using the ground truth, the lane detection algorithm using parameters that express a lane marking in an arc; on-line generating a predicted lane marking; comparing the predicted lane marking against the ground truth; and off-line refining the lane detection algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE
    Inventors: Siyuan Liu, Mingdong Wang, Xiaodi Hou
  • Publication number: 20190063945
    Abstract: A method of lane detection for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs is disclosed. The one or more programs include instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform the following steps comprising: generating a ground truth associated with lane markings expressed in god's view; receiving features from at least one of a hit-map image and a fitted lane marking, wherein the hit-map image includes a classification of pixels that hit a lane marking, and the fitted lane marking includes pixels optimized based on the hit-map image; and training a confidence module based on the features and the ground truth, the confidence module configured to determine on-line whether a fitted lane marking is reasonable, using parameters that express a lane marking in an arc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: SIYUAN LIU, MINGDONG WANG, XIAODI HOU
  • Publication number: 20190066512
    Abstract: A method of visual odometry for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs is disclosed. The one or more programs include instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform the following steps comprising: receiving a lane marking, expressed in god's view, associated with a current view; fitting, in a post-processing module, the lane marking in an arc by using a set of parameters; generating a lane template, using the set of parameters, the lane template including features of the lane marking associated with the current view and features of the arc; and feeding the lane template associated with the current view for detection of a next view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: SIYUAN LIU, MINGDONG WANG, XIAODI HOU
  • Publication number: 20190065866
    Abstract: A method of lane detection for a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing one or more programs is disclosed. The one or more programs include instructions, which when executed by a computing device, cause the computing device to perform the following steps comprising: generating a ground truth; off-line training a lane detection algorithm by using the ground truth, the lane detection algorithm using parameters that express a lane marking in an arc; on-line generating a predicted lane marking; comparing the predicted lane marking against the ground truth; and off-line refining the lane detection algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: SIYUAN LIU, MINGDONG WANG, XIAODI HOU