Patents by Inventor Omar AL ASSAD

Omar AL ASSAD 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: 20240091953
    Abstract: A method for controlling a robotic system includes determining a location and/or a pose of a power system component based on data received from one or more sensors, and determining a mapping of a location of a robotic system within a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the data. The model of the external environment provides locations of objects external to the robotic system. A sequence of movements of components of the robotic system is determined to perform maintenance on the power system component based on the locations of the objects external to the robotic system and/or the location or pose of the power system component. One or more control signals are communicated to remotely control movement of the components of the robotic system based on the sequence or movements of the components to perform maintenance on the power system component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2023
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Patent number: 11865732
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component. The controller also is configured to assign the tasks to the components of the robotic system and to communicate control signals to the components of the robotic system to autonomously control the robotic system to perform the maintenance on the vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Publication number: 20230351772
    Abstract: A system evaluates modifications to components of an autonomous vehicle (AV) stack. The system receives driving recommendations traffic scenarios based on user annotations of video frames showing each traffic scenario. For each traffic scenario, the system predicts driving recommendations based on the AV stack. The system determines a measure of quality of driving recommendation by comparing predicted driving recommendations based on the AV stack with the driving recommendations received for the traffic scenario. The measure of quality of driving recommendation is used for evaluating components of the AV stack. The system determines a driving recommendation for an AV corresponding to ranges of SOMAI (state of mind) score and sends signals to controls of the autonomous vehicle to navigate the autonomous vehicle according to the driving recommendation. The system identifies additional training data for training machine learning model based on the measure of driving quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Sonia Poltoraski, Till S. Hartman, Jeffrey Donald Zaremba, Samuel English Anthony, Chuan Yen Ian Goh, Omar Al Assad
  • Publication number: 20230347931
    Abstract: A system evaluates modifications to components of an autonomous vehicle (AV) stack. The system receives driving recommendations traffic scenarios based on user annotations of video frames showing each traffic scenario. For each traffic scenario, the system predicts driving recommendations based on the AV stack. The system determines a measure of quality of driving recommendation by comparing predicted driving recommendations based on the AV stack with the driving recommendations received for the traffic scenario. The measure of quality of driving recommendation is used for evaluating components of the AV stack. The system determines a driving recommendation for an AV corresponding to ranges of SOMAI (state of mind) score and sends signals to controls of the autonomous vehicle to navigate the autonomous vehicle according to the driving recommendation. The system identifies additional training data for training machine learning model based on the measure of driving quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey Donald Zaremba, Chuan Yen Ian Goh, Omar Al Assad, Till S. Hartman, Sonia Poltoraski, Samuel English Anthony
  • Publication number: 20230347932
    Abstract: A system evaluates modifications to components of an autonomous vehicle (AV) stack. The system receives driving recommendations traffic scenarios based on user annotations of video frames showing each traffic scenario. For each traffic scenario, the system predicts driving recommendations based on the AV stack. The system determines a measure of quality of driving recommendation by comparing predicted driving recommendations based on the AV stack with the driving recommendations received for the traffic scenario. The measure of quality of driving recommendation is used for evaluating components of the AV stack. The system determines a driving recommendation for an AV corresponding to ranges of SOMAI (state of mind) score and sends signals to controls of the autonomous vehicle to navigate the autonomous vehicle according to the driving recommendation. The system identifies additional training data for training machine learning model based on the measure of driving quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Jeffrey Donald Zaremba, Chuan Yen Ian Goh, Omar Al Assad, Till S. Hartman, Sonia Poltoraski, Samuel English Anthony, James Gowers
  • Patent number: 11685431
    Abstract: Among other things, techniques are described for steering angle calibration. An autonomous vehicle receives a steering angle measurement and a yaw rate measurement, and estimates a steering angle offset using the steering angle measurement, the yaw rate measurement, and a wheel base of the autonomous vehicle. An estimated yaw rate is determined based on a yaw rate model, the steering angle measurement and the estimated steering angle offset. The yaw rate measurement and the estimated yaw rate are compared and an action is initiated on the autonomous vehicle in response to the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Motional AD LLC
    Inventors: Omar Al Assad, Francesco Seccamonte
  • Publication number: 20210252712
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component. The controller also is configured to assign the tasks to the components of the robotic system and to communicate control signals to the components of the robotic system to autonomously control the robotic system to perform the maintenance on the vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Patent number: 11028844
    Abstract: A controller for operating a rod pumping unit at a pump speed. The controller includes a processor configured to operate a pump piston of the rod pumping unit at a first speed. The processor is further configured to determine a pump fillage level for a pump stroke based on a position signal and a load signal. The processor is further configured to reduce the pump speed to a second speed based on the pump fillage level for the pump stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Ravdos Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Al Assad, Rogier Sebastiaan Blom, Gary Hughes, Justin Edwin Barton, Peter Westerkamp
  • Publication number: 20210163021
    Abstract: Among other things, we describe techniques for redundancy in autonomous vehicles. For example, an autonomous vehicle can include two or more redundant autonomous vehicle operations subsystems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Emilio FRAZZOLI, Andrea CENSI, Hsun-Hsien CHANG, Philipp ROBBEL, Maria Antoinette MEIJBURG, Eryk Brian NICE, Eric WOLFF, Omar Al ASSAD, Francesco SECCAMONTE, Dmytro S. YERSHOV, Jeong Hwan JEON, Shih-Yuan LIU, Tichakorn WONGPIROMSARN, Oscar Olof BEIJBOM, Katarzyna Anna MARCZUK, Kevin SPIESER, Marc Lars Ljungdahl ALBERT, William Francis COTE, Ryan Lee JACOBS
  • Patent number: 11020859
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component. The controller also is configured to assign the tasks to the components of the robotic system and to communicate control signals to the components of the robotic system to autonomously control the robotic system to perform the maintenance on the vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Patent number: 10955825
    Abstract: A control system for operating a beam pumping unit includes a strain gauge and a beam pumping unit controller. The strain gauge is coupled to a Samson post of the beam pumping unit, and is configured to measure a Samson post strain. The beam pumping unit controller is coupled to the strain gauge and is configured to operate the beam pumping unit to induce a variable load on a rod of the beam pumping unit. The beam pumping unit controller is further configured to receive the Samson post strain from the strain gauge and compute the variable load based on the Samson post strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Omar Al Assad, Gary Hughes, Anand Ramani
  • Patent number: 10851774
    Abstract: A controller for operating a rod pumping unit at a pump speed. The controller includes a processor configured to operate a pump piston of the rod pumping unit at a first speed. The processor is further configured to determine a pump fillage level for a pump stroke based on a position signal and a load signal. The processor is further configured to reduce the pump speed to a second speed based on the pump fillage level for the pump stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ravdos Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Al Assad, Rogier Sebastiaan Blom, Gary Hughes, Justin Edwin Barton, Peter Westerkamp
  • Patent number: 10781813
    Abstract: A controller for operating a rod pumping unit includes a processor configured to operate the rod pumping unit at a pumping profile speed. The processor is further configured to compute a first downhole dynamometer card from surface measurements at the rod pumping unit. The processor is further configured to compute a second downhole dynamometer card from the surface measurements. The processor is further configured to validate at least one of the first downhole dynamometer card and the second downhole dynamometer card based on a rod pumping unit condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Al Assad, Shyam Sivaramakrishnan, Kalpesh Singal, Justin Edwin Barton
  • Publication number: 20200207412
    Abstract: Among other things, techniques are described for steering angle calibration. An autonomous vehicle receives a steering angle measurement and a yaw rate measurement, and estimates a steering angle offset using the steering angle measurement, the yaw rate measurement, and a wheel base of the autonomous vehicle. An estimated yaw rate is determined based on a yaw rate model, the steering angle measurement and the estimated steering angle offset. The yaw rate measurement and the estimated yaw rate are compared and an action is initiated on the autonomous vehicle in response to the comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Omar Al Assad, Francesco Seccamonte
  • Patent number: 10675765
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an automation system. The systems and methods calculate a motion trajectory of a manipulator and an end-effector. The end-effector is configured to grasp a target object. The motion trajectory defines successive positions of the manipulator and the end-effector along a plurality of via-points toward the target object. The systems and methods further acquire force/torque (F/T) data from an F/T sensor associated with the end-effector, and adjusts the motion trajectory based on the F/T data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Douglas Forman, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Romano Patrick, Balajee Kannan, Yonatan Gefen
  • Publication number: 20200039076
    Abstract: A robotic system is provided that includes a base, an articulable arm, a visual acquisition unit, and a controller. The articulable arm may extend from a base and is movable toward a target. The visual acquisition unit can be mounted to the arm or the base and to acquire image data. The controller is operably coupled to the arm and the visual acquisition unit, and can derive from the image data environmental information corresponding to at least one of the arm or the target. The controller further can generate at least one planning scheme using the environmental information to translate the arm toward the target, select at least one planning scheme for implementation, and control movement of the arm toward the target using the at least one selected planning scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Balajee Kannan, Yonatan Gefen, Romano Patrick, Omar Al Assad, Douglas Forman, Charles Theurer, John Lizzi, Bradford Wayne Miller, James D. Brooks, Neeraja Subrahmaniyan
  • Patent number: 10471595
    Abstract: A robot system is provided that includes a base, an articulable arm, a visual acquisition unit, and at least one processor. The articulable arm extends from the base and is configured to be moved toward a target. The visual acquisition unit is mounted to the arm or the base, and acquires environmental information. The at least one processor is operably coupled to the arm and the visual acquisition unit, the at least one processor configured to: generate an environmental model using the environmental information; select, from a plurality of planning schemes, using the environmental model, at least one planning scheme to translate the arm toward the target; plan movement of the arm toward the target using the selected at least one planning scheme; and control movement of the arm toward the target using the at least one selected planning scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Huan Tan, Balajee Kannan, Yonatan Gefen, Romano Patrick, Omar Al Assad, Douglas Forman, Charles Theurer, John Lizzi
  • Publication number: 20190193275
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an automation system. The systems and methods calculate a motion trajectory of a manipulator and an end-effector. The end-effector is configured to grasp a target object. The motion trajectory defines successive positions of the manipulator and the end-effector along a plurality of via-points toward the target object. The systems and methods further acquire force/torque (F/T) data from an F/T sensor associated with the end-effector, and adjusts the motion trajectory based on the F/T data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Douglas Forman, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Romano Patrick, Balajee Kannan, Yonatan Gefen
  • Publication number: 20190134821
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component. The controller also is configured to assign the tasks to the components of the robotic system and to communicate control signals to the components of the robotic system to autonomously control the robotic system to perform the maintenance on the vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Patent number: 10272573
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for an automation system. The systems and methods calculate a motion trajectory of a manipulator and an end-effector. The end-effector is configured to grasp a target object. The motion trajectory defines successive positions of the manipulator and the end-effector along a plurality of via-points toward the target object. The systems and methods further acquire force/torque (F/T) data from an F/T sensor associated with the end-effector, and adjusts the motion trajectory based on the F/T data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Douglas Forman, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Romano Patrick, Balajee Kannan, Yonatan Gefen