Patents by Inventor Mohannad Murad

Mohannad Murad 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: 20220126853
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for aiding an operator in operating a vehicle. In one embodiment, a system includes a sensor system configured to generate sensor data sensed from an environment of the vehicle. The system further includes a control module configured to, by a processor, determine a scene of the environment based on the sensor data, memorize a shape of at least one feature in the scene, modify video data based on the memorized shape, and present the modified video data for display to the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Fred W. Huntzicker, Lior Stein, Sai Vishnu Aluru, Alexander Sherman, Yahav Zamari
  • Publication number: 20220121889
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for aiding an operator in operating a vehicle. In one embodiment, a system includes a sensor system configured to generate sensor data sensed from an environment of the vehicle. The system further includes a control module configured to, by a processor, generate a bowl view image of the environment based on the sensor data, identify at least one of a double object and a missing object in the bowl view image, generate a second bowl view image of the environment by re-stitching the sensor data based on the at least one of double object and missing object, and generate display data based on the second bowl view image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Wende Zhang, Kevin K. Hoang
  • Patent number: 11288553
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for aiding an operator in operating a vehicle. In one embodiment, a system includes a sensor system configured to generate sensor data sensed from an environment of the vehicle. The system further includes a control module configured to, by a processor, generate a bowl view image of the environment based on the sensor data, identify at least one of a double object and a missing object in the bowl view image, generate a second bowl view image of the environment by re-stitching the sensor data based on the at least one of double object and missing object, and generate display data based on the second bowl view image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Wende Zhang, Kevin K. Hoang
  • Patent number: 11220216
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a combined rearview image of an area behind a vehicle that is towing a trailer, the method including: capturing a first image from a vehicle camera that is installed on the vehicle, the first image being comprised of an area behind the vehicle; capturing a second image from a trailer camera that is installed on the trailer, the second image being comprised of an area behind the trailer; determining an obstructed viewing region within the first image, the obstructed viewing region being a region of the first image in which the trailer resides; overlaying the second image on the first image and at least partially within the obstructed viewing region; and inserting graphics in the first image, in the second image, and/or in a patch region within the obstructed viewing region and between the second image and the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Fred W. Huntzicker, Caroline Chung
  • Patent number: 11117594
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle includes a cabin, an optical sensor arranged to capture images of the cabin, a light control system operable to modify an intensity or direction of incident light in the cabin, and a controller. The controller is configured to automatically, in response to an object detection request, control the optical sensor to capture a first image of the cabin with a first incident light configuration, control the light control system to modify an intensity or direction of incident light in the cabin to a second incident light configuration, control the optical sensor to capture a second image of the cabin with the second incident light configuration, detect a change in a shadow between the first image and the second image, infer the presence of an object in the cabin based on the change in shadow, and perform a corrective action based on the presence of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Eric Hatfield
  • Patent number: 11089239
    Abstract: One general aspect includes a system to modify an image feed from a second camera of a vehicle, the system includes a memory configured to include one or more executable instructions and a processor configured to execute the executable instructions, where the executable instructions enable the processor to receive a first image feed from a first camera located on the vehicle; monitor one or more image characteristics of the first image feed; receive the second image feed from the second camera located on the vehicle; and based on the monitored one or more image characteristics of the first image feed, modify the second image feed such that one or more image characteristics of the second image feed are substantially similar to the monitored one or more image characteristics of the first image feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Wende Zhang, Sai Vishnu Aluru, Christopher A. Stanek
  • Patent number: 11070707
    Abstract: One general aspect includes a method to remove a vehicle shadow from image information, the method includes the steps of—determining a location of the vehicle shadow in an environment surrounding the vehicle, (based on the outcome of step) selecting one or more cameras installed on the vehicle, and removing the vehicle shadow from the image information produced by the one or more cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Sai Vishnu Aluru, Yun Qian Miao
  • Publication number: 20210211558
    Abstract: One general aspect includes a method to remove a vehicle shadow from image information, the method includes the steps of—determining a location of the vehicle shadow in an environment surrounding the vehicle, (based on the outcome of step) selecting one or more cameras installed on the vehicle, and removing the vehicle shadow from the image information produced by the one or more cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Sai Vishnu Aluru, Yun Qian Miao
  • Patent number: 11027677
    Abstract: A method to automatically activate at least one cold weather feature of a vehicle includes determining if the vehicle is in a state for activating at least one cold weather feature, and then determining at least one cold weather condition exists for activating at least one cold weather feature. When it is determined that at least one cold weather condition exists the at least one cold weather feature is automatically activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gary Rushton, Mohannad Murad, Lynn Y. Lau
  • Publication number: 20210114505
    Abstract: A system to detect and avoid spilled cargo in an automobile vehicle, includes an automobile vehicle rear cargo area including a floor to temporarily receive a storage item in the cargo area. A lift gate is moved between a closed and latched position and a fully open position inclusive to allow loading and removal of the storage item. A vision system identifies the storage item when initially loaded in the cargo area and identifies if the storage item is initially positioned in a cargo spill position or subsequently moves to the cargo spill position. A cargo stop device is releasably connected to the lift gate. An operating system releasably stores the cargo stop device when the storage item is not in the cargo spill position and deploys the cargo stop device when the storage item is in the cargo spill position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: David R. Petrucci, Gregg R. Kittinger, Kausalya Singuru, Xiujie Gao, Mohannad Murad, Joseph J. Boeve, William P. Ciaramitaro
  • Patent number: 10962371
    Abstract: A method for vehicle tracking and localization includes receiving, by a controller, odometry data from a sensor of the first vehicle; geospatial data from a Global Positioning System (GPS) device of the first vehicle; inertial data from an inertial measurement unit (IMU) of the first vehicle; estimating an estimated-current location of the first vehicle and an estimated-current trajectory of the first vehicle using the odometry data from the sensor, the geospatial data from the GPS device, and the inertial data from the IMU of the first vehicle; inputting the inertial data into a Bayesian Network to determine a predicted location of the first vehicle and a predicted trajectory of the first vehicle, and updating the Bayesian Network using the estimated-current location and the estimated-current trajectory of the first vehicle using the odometry data and the geospatial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Bush, Fan Bai, Pengfei Ren, Eric L. Raphael, Mohannad Murad, Mohammad Naserian
  • Patent number: 10942518
    Abstract: A parking assist system and method for aligning a capture resonator mounted on a vehicle with a source resonator, charging pad, disposed on a ground surface is disclosed. The parking assist system includes a vehicle GPS receiver, a vehicle external sensor, an ultra-wide band (UWB) sensor, a controller; and a display device. The controller is configured to process information collected from the vehicle GPS receiver, the vehicle external sensor, and the UWB sensor to determine the location of the source resonator and to calculate a path to park the vehicle such that the capture resonator is aligned with the source resonator. A rendering of a trajectory path is displayed on a display device. The calculated path may be communicated to an autonomous driving system to autonomously maneuvering the vehicle into a parking space such that the capture resonator is aligned with the source resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Eugene F. Saltzberg, Michael J. Bliss, Apral S. Hara, Junhua Tang
  • Patent number: 10861176
    Abstract: Systems and methods for depth estimation of images from a mono-camera by use of radar data by: receiving, a plurality of input 2-D images from the mono-camera; generating, by the processing unit, an estimated depth image by supervised training of an image estimation model; generating, by the processing unit, a synthetic image from a first input image and a second input image from the mono-camera by applying an estimated transform pose; comparing, by the processing unit, an estimated three-dimensional (3-D) point cloud to radar data by applying another estimated transform pose to a 3-D point cloud wherein the 3-D point cloud is estimated from a depth image by supervised training of the image estimation model to radar distance and radar doppler measurement; correcting a depth estimation of the estimated depth image by losses derived from differences: of the synthetic image and original images; of an estimated depth image and a measured radar distance; and of an estimated doppler information and measured radar d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Wei Tong, Shuqing Zeng, Mohannad Murad, Alaa M. Khamis
  • Patent number: 10863106
    Abstract: Vision sensor systems and methods detect banding and flicker. The method includes receiving camera data and identifying a light source location in a frame of camera data and assigning a luminance measure at the light source as a signal reference. A region of interest (ROI) is then associated with the light source. The frame is incremented, and then a signal to noise ratio (SNR) at the light source is calculated. A number, N of frames may be processed to identify banding when it is present, and to identify flicker when it is present. Responsive to identifying banding or identifying flicker, a response for a display system or for a machine vision system is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Sai Vishnu Aluru, Joseph G. Machak
  • Publication number: 20200318973
    Abstract: A method for vehicle tracking and localization includes receiving, by a controller, odometry data from a sensor of the first vehicle; geospatial data from a Global Positioning System (GPS) device of the first vehicle; inertial data from an inertial measurement unit (IMU) of the first vehicle; estimating an estimated-current location of the first vehicle and an estimated-current trajectory of the first vehicle using the odometry data from the sensor, the geospatial data from the GPS device, and the inertial data from the IMU of the first vehicle; inputting the inertial data into a Bayesian Network to determine a predicted location of the first vehicle and a predicted trajectory of the first vehicle, and updating the Bayesian Network using the estimated-current location and the estimated-current trajectory of the first vehicle using the odometry data and the geospatial data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Bush, Fan Bai, Pengfei Ren, Eric L. Raphael, Mohannad Murad, Mohammad Naserian
  • Patent number: 10793091
    Abstract: A system and method to perform dynamic bandwidth adjustment among two or more vehicle sensors includes receiving input. The input includes data from each of the two or more vehicle sensors. The two or more vehicle sensors include a camera, an audio detector, a radar system, or a lidar system. The method also includes determining a bandwidth at which each of the two or more vehicle sensors should provide the data, and providing a control signal to each of the two or more vehicle sensors to adjust the bandwidth based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Yasen Hu, Shuqing Zeng, Wei Tong, Mohannad Murad, David R. Petrucci, Gregg R. Kittinger
  • Publication number: 20200304752
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for real time video upscaling in a vehicle display system. The apparatus includes a camera for capturing an image having a first resolution, a display operative at a second resolution, a sensor for detecting a condition, and a processor for selecting a scaling algorithm in response to the first resolution, the second resolution and the condition, the processor further operative to scale the image from the first resolution to the second resolution to generate a rescaled image and for coupling the rescaled image to the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Sai Vishnu Aluru, Mohannad Murad, James A. Carpenter, Joseph G. Machak
  • Patent number: 10777078
    Abstract: One general aspect includes a method to provide an alert to a vehicle occupant, the method includes: detecting, via an internal camera, whether the vehicle occupant is paying attention to an environment surrounding the vehicle; detecting, via an external camera, an occurrence of an event in the environment surrounding the vehicle; and based on each of the preceding steps, providing a notification configured to alert the vehicle occupant to transition the vehicle from a stopped state to a moving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Mohannad Murad
  • Patent number: 10757363
    Abstract: A method and system for gathering vehicle video data, processing the vehicle video data, and providing the processed data to a cloud layer that reconstructs the scene encountered by the vehicle. By reconstructing the encountered scene at the cloud layer, a variety of commands can be generated for that vehicle or other vehicles in the vicinity, where the commands address the conditions being experienced by the vehicles. This may be particularly useful for autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles. If the reconstructed scene is not sufficiently accurate or detailed, one or more data extraction parameter(s) can be adjusted so that additional data is provided to the cloud layer; if the reconstructed scene is sufficiently accurate, then the data extraction parameter(s) can be adjusted so that less data is provided to the cloud layer, thus, reducing unnecessary cellular data charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Fan Bai, Mohannad Murad, Douglas C. Martin
  • Patent number: 10739455
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods, systems, and vehicles are provided for distance determinations using cameras from different vehicles. The system includes a first camera onboard a first vehicle, providing a first image, the first image having therein an object of interest (OOI) for which a distance from the first vehicle is desired; and a second camera, providing second camera data including a second image having therein the OOI. The system further includes a control module configured to process and time synchronize first camera data and second camera data to generate a distance determination for the OOI, using the first camera data, the second camera data, and a distance between the first and second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Fan Bai, Joseph G. Machak