Patents by Inventor Mohsen Lakehal-ayat

Mohsen Lakehal-ayat 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: 10283113
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a method for recognizing driving noise in a sound signal that is acquired by a microphone disposed in a vehicle. The sound signal originates from the surface structure of the road. According to the disclosure, a segment of the road lying ahead of the vehicle in the direction of travel is observed with a sensor installed in or on the vehicle. Using the observation data obtained, the start and duration of driving noise originating from the surface structure of the road are predicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Arndt, Mohsen Lakehal-Ayat
  • Publication number: 20190084479
    Abstract: A hitch assist system and method are provided herein. An imager captures one or more images of a trailer having a hitch coupler. A user-input device is provided for specifying a location of the hitch coupler in the one or more captured images. A controller generates an image patch around the user-specified location, segments the image patch to identify the hitch coupler, and estimates a trailer height based on a height and projective geometry of the imager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Eric Hongtei Tseng, Mohsen Lakehal-ayat, Thomas Edward Pilutti
  • Publication number: 20180239969
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for detecting free space near a vehicle includes obtaining an image for a region near a vehicle. The method includes generating, based on the image, a plurality of outputs that each indicate a height for an image column of the image where a boundary of a drivable region is located. The method further includes selecting a driving direction or driving maneuver for the vehicle to stay within the drivable region based on the plurality of outputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Mohsen Lakehal-ayat, Matthew Chong, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian
  • Publication number: 20170236011
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and an arrangement for assessing the roadway surface being driven on by a vehicle. In a method according to the disclosure, on the basis of at least one image recorded with a camera that is present on the vehicle, the roadway surface being driven on by the vehicle is classified using a classifier. The classifier is trained on the basis of image features that are extracted from the at least one image, wherein a plurality of image details are defined in the at least one image. The extraction of image features is performed independently for each of these image details.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohsen LAKEHAL-AYAT, Joost POTMA, Michael SEEMANN
  • Publication number: 20170186423
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a method for recognizing driving noise in a sound signal that is acquired by a microphone disposed in a vehicle. The sound signal originates from the surface structure of the road. According to the disclosure, a segment of the road lying ahead of the vehicle in the direction of travel is observed with a sensor installed in or on the vehicle. Using the observation data obtained, the start and duration of driving noise originating from the surface structure of the road are predicted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph ARNDT, Mohsen LAKEHAL-AYAT
  • Patent number: 9604607
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle includes providing a vehicle having a brake system configured to operate according to a nominal mode in which applied braking pressure is based on a driver braking request, a first active braking mode in which applied braking pressure is based on maximum ABS braking pressure and decreased in response to a driver brake pedal release, and a second active braking mode in which applied braking pressure is based on maximum braking pressure. In response to a detected collision, the system is controlled according to the first active braking mode. In response to the first active braking mode being active and no driver braking request being anticipated, the system is controlled according to the second active braking mode. In response to the first or second active braking modes being active and a termination criterion being satisfied, the system is controlled according to the nominal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Hassen Hammoud, Jianbo Lu, Gilberto Burgio, Todd N. Clark, Otto Hofmann, Mohsen Lakehal-Ayat, Shweta M. Farmer, Jason Shomsky, Roland Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20160046266
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle includes providing a vehicle having a brake system configured to operate according to a nominal mode in which applied braking pressure is based on a driver braking request, a first active braking mode in which applied braking pressure is based on maximum ABS braking pressure and decreased in response to a driver brake pedal release, and a second active braking mode in which applied braking pressure is based on maximum braking pressure. In response to a detected collision, the system is controlled according to the first active braking mode. In response to the first active braking mode being active and no driver braking request being anticipated, the system is controlled according to the second active braking mode. In response to the first or second active braking modes being active and a termination criterion being satisfied, the system is controlled according to the nominal mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Hassen HAMMOUD, Jianbo LU, Gilberto BURGIO, Todd N. CLARK, Otto HOFMANN, Mohsen LAKEHAL-AYAT, Shweta M. FARMER, Jason SHOMSKY, Roland SCHAEFER
  • Publication number: 20150352920
    Abstract: A method for controlling a suspension system of a vehicle, as well as suspension systems, and a vehicle including a suspension system is provided. The suspension system may include at least one adjustable damping device that is controlled via a control signal, such as from a controller of the suspension system, in order to dynamically adjust the damping characteristic of the damping device. The control signal may be generated on the basis of at least one of current driving dynamics data and optically recorded information about an area of a ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohsen LAKEHAL-AYAT, Uwe HOFFMAN, Yvonne BAEUMCHEN, Felix WEINREICH, Michael SEEMANN
  • Patent number: 9205815
    Abstract: A method for controlling a vehicle braking system includes commanding vehicle brakes to provide braking torque based on a driver braking request in response to a detected collision and an anticipated application of a driver-actuated brake pedal after the collision. The method additionally includes activating the vehicle brakes in the absence of application of the brake pedal in response to a subsequent application and release of the brake pedal while a motion sensor reading exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hassen Hammoud, Jianbo Lu, Gilberto Burgio, Todd N. Clark, Otto Hofmann, Mohsen Lakehal-Ayat, Shweta M. Farmer, Jason Shomsky, Roland Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20150251655
    Abstract: A method generates at least two individual images of an object using a camera at different times, and estimates a distance from the object in an image registration method and on the basis of a scaling (s(t)) between these individual images. The scaling (s(t)) between the individual images is estimated using a frequency domain analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Mohsen LAKEHAL-AYAT, Jitendra SHAH, Ahmed BENMIMOUN
  • Patent number: 9010471
    Abstract: A wheel bearing unit comprises an inner ring and an outer ring. The outer ring is mounted rotatably and is arranged concentrically with respect to the inner ring. The inner ring serves to receive a wheel and the outer ring serves for fastening to a wheel support of a motor vehicle. The wheel bearing unit has, between the inner ring and the outer ring, a first ball row and a second ball row which is arranged parallel to the first ball row. A follower is arranged in a rotationally fixed manner with respect to an outer side of the inner ring between the first ball row and the second ball row. The follower is connected directly or indirectly to a rotor of an electric machine in a torque-transmitting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mohsen Lakehal-Ayat, Michael Seemann
  • Publication number: 20150006053
    Abstract: A method for controlling a vehicle braking system includes commanding vehicle brakes to provide braking torque based on a driver braking request in response to a detected collision and an anticipated application of a driver-actuated brake pedal after the collision. The method additionally includes activating the vehicle brakes in the absence of application of the brake pedal in response to a subsequent application and release of the brake pedal while a motion sensor reading exceeds a predefined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hassen HAMMOUD, Jianbo LU, Gilberto BURGIO, Todd N. CLARK, Otto HOFMANN, Mohsen LAKEHAL-AYAT, Shweta M. FARMER, Jason SHOMSKY, Roland SCHAEFER
  • Patent number: 8903620
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle braking system, includes: (i) detecting whether a collision has occurred; (ii) detecting whether a predetermined condition follows the collision; (iii) determining whether a driver has applied the brakes; and (iv) when a driver has not applied the brakes, autonomously initiating braking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hassen Hammoud, Jianbo Lu, Gilberto Burgio, Todd N. Clark, Otto Hofmann, Mohsen Lakehal-ayat, Shweta M. Farmer, Jason Shomsky, Roland Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20140090909
    Abstract: A wheel bearing unit comprises an inner ring and an outer ring. The outer ring is mounted rotatably and is arranged concentrically with respect to the inner ring. The inner ring serves to receive a wheel and the outer ring serves for fastening to a wheel support of a motor vehicle. The wheel bearing unit has, between the inner ring and the outer ring, a first ball row and a second ball row which is arranged parallel to the first ball row. A follower is arranged in a rotationally fixed manner with respect to an outer side of the inner ring between the first ball row and the second ball row. The follower is connected directly or indirectly to a rotor of an electric machine in a torque-transmitting manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mohsen LAKEHAL-AYAT, Michael SEEMANN
  • Publication number: 20130253792
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle braking system, includes: (i) detecting whether a collision has occurred; (ii) detecting whether a predetermined condition follows the collision; (iii) determining whether a driver has applied the brakes; and (iv) when a driver has not applied the brakes, autonomously initiating braking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Hassen Hammoud, Jainbo Lu, Gilberto Burgio, Todd N. Clark, Otto Hofmann, Mohsen Lakehal-ayat, Shweta M. Farmer, Jason Shomsky, Roland Schaefer