Patents by Inventor Omer Tsimhoni

Omer Tsimhoni 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: 11842310
    Abstract: A risk assessment system is provided and includes a transceiver, an output device, and activity, localization, tracking, and risk assessment modules. The activity module: receives signals from sensors or electrical devices of a supporting structure; and tracks activities in or within a set distance of the supporting structure to generate an activity history log. The localization module relates the activities to aspects of the supporting structure and generates corresponding localization data. The transceiver receives a notification key identifying a network device used by a user exposed to a contaminant. The tracking module, in response to the notification key, tracks contamination states of the aspects of the supporting structure contacted directly or indirectly by the user. The risk assessment module determines and reports an exposure risk level of an occupant of the supporting structure based on the contamination states, the localization data and the activity history log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Roy J. Mathieu, Omer Tsimhoni, Aravind Gangumalla
  • Patent number: 11830514
    Abstract: A vehicle infotainment system that adds background sounds to an outgoing call on a mobile device. The infotainment system comprises: i) a database of selectable augmenting audio signals; and ii) audio processing circuitry configured to receive at a first input an uplink signal from the infotainment system and receive at a second input a selected augmenting audio signal. The audio processing circuitry adapts a spectrum of the first selected augmenting audio signal to prevent the selected augmenting audio signal from masking the uplink signal and combines the adapted selected augmenting audio signal and the uplink signal to produce an augmented uplink signal at an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Omer Tsimhoni, Eli Tzirkel-Hancock
  • Publication number: 20230339491
    Abstract: A system comprises a computer including a processor and a memory. The memory includes instructions such that the processor is programmed to: execute an autonomous vehicle algorithm simulating vehicle operations determine whether a notification that provides information on how a driver intervention for actuation by system feature functions has been at least one of previously presently or confirmed and cause the notification to be generated. The notification includes information for responding to a finite number of driving options determined by the driver intervention for actuation by system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Yuan Zhang, Wenyuan Qi, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Publication number: 20230339464
    Abstract: A full speed range adaptive cruise control system for a vehicle that stops at an intersection includes one or more controllers that execute instructions to receive localization data and situational data related to the vehicle. The one or more controllers determine, based on localization data and situational data, that the vehicle is approaching an intersection and will come to a stop at the intersection, where the vehicle is part of a queue including one or more surrounding vehicles. In response to determining the vehicle has come to a stop, the controller determines a position of the vehicle within the queue and an overall length of the queue. The controller calculates an adaptive launch time based on at least the position of the vehicle within the queue, the overall length of the queue, the situational data, and a timing delay associated with the queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Vivek Vijaya Kumar, Omer Tsimhoni, Yi Guo Glaser
  • Patent number: 11793434
    Abstract: A system for interfacing a motor vehicle with a person residing in the motor vehicle incudes a monitor that determines the mental state of the person, a module that receives information from the monitor to provide an addition channel to interface between the motor vehicle and the person, and a module that receives information from the monitor to adapt the motor vehicle according to the mental state of the person to enable the system to execute operations based on the mental state of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jingyan Wan, Ke Liu, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Publication number: 20230302900
    Abstract: An augmented reality head-up display system for displaying graphics upon a windscreen of a vehicle includes a controller in electronic communication with one or more non-visual object detection sensors, one or more image-capturing devices, and a graphic projection device. The controller executes instructions to receive a plurality of detection points that indicate a presence of an object from the one or more non-visual object detection sensors. The controller executes instructions to compare the plurality of detection points with the image data of the environment surrounding the vehicle to identify a visually imperceptible object located in the environment. In response to identifying the visually imperceptible object, the controller determines a notification symbol that signifies the visually imperceptible object. The notification symbol is overlaid at a position upon the windscreen where the visually imperceptible object would normally be visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: John P. Weiss, Joseph F. Szczerba, Omer Tsimhoni, Thomas A. Seder, Kai-Han Chang
  • Patent number: 11766938
    Abstract: An augmented reality head-up display system for displaying graphics upon a windscreen of a vehicle includes a controller in electronic communication with one or more non-visual object detection sensors, one or more image-capturing devices, and a graphic projection device. The controller executes instructions to receive a plurality of detection points that indicate a presence of an object from the one or more non-visual object detection sensors. The controller executes instructions to compare the plurality of detection points with the image data of the environment surrounding the vehicle to identify a visually imperceptible object located in the environment. In response to identifying the visually imperceptible object, the controller determines a notification symbol that signifies the visually imperceptible object. The notification symbol is overlaid at a position upon the windscreen where the visually imperceptible object would normally be visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: John P. Weiss, Joseph F. Szczerba, Omer Tsimhoni, Thomas A. Seder, Kai-Han Chang
  • Patent number: 11753031
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system of a vehicle includes: an autonomous module configured to, during autonomous driving, control at least one of: steering of the vehicle; braking of the vehicle; and acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle; and a driving control module configured to: enable and disable autonomous driving; determine a future time for beginning a period of autonomous driving; and at least one of: selectively delay the beginning of autonomous driving to after the future time; and cancel the period of autonomous driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ke Liu, Omer Tsimhoni, Yi G. Glaser, Roy J. Mathieu, Lisa M. Talarico, Robert McCulloch
  • Patent number: 11731635
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a driver in an autonomous vehicle includes monitoring, with a driver monitoring system, a driver of a vehicle, collecting, with a data processor, data from the driver monitoring system related to gaze behavior of the driver, classifying, with the data processor, the driver as one of a plurality of driver statuses based on the data from the driver monitoring system, and sending, with the data processor, instructions to at least one vehicle system based on the classification of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ke Liu, Ron Hecht, Noa Garnett, Yi Guo Glaser, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Publication number: 20230245517
    Abstract: A method of retrieving a lost item from a compartment to an owner of the lost item is provided. The method comprises detecting the lost item in the compartment to define an item image of the lost item relative to the compartment, updating an inventory list of lost objects, and identifying at least one potential user of the lost item. The method further comprises providing notification to the at least one potential user and providing viewable access of the item image. The method further comprises verifying ownership of the lost item to define the owner of the lost item, determining a preferred pickup location for the owner, storing the lost item at the preferred location defining a stored item, and confirming identity of the owner for retrieval of the stored item at the preferred location. The method further comprises allowing access to the stored item from the preferred location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Ke Liu, Jingyan Wan, Ron Hecht, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Publication number: 20230245550
    Abstract: A method of notifying an owner of a lost item in a vehicle having a vehicle compartment is provided. The method comprises providing at least one sensor to sense the lost item in the vehicle compartment. The method further comprises sensing the lost item on a point relative to a spherical coordinate system to define a sensed item data and determining a position of the lost item in cartesian coordinates based on the sensed item data to define a position data. The method further comprises translating the sensed item data and the position data for visualization of the lost item to define an item image of the lost item relative to the vehicle compartment, and updating an inventory list of lost objects to include the lost item with the item image. The method further comprises identifying the owner of the lost item by way of a perception algorithm, providing notification to the owner of the lost item, and providing viewable access of the item image such that the image is viewed by the owner of the lost item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Ke Liu, Jingyan Wan, Ron Hecht, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Patent number: 11697370
    Abstract: Systems and methods to augment audio output in an electric vehicle (EV) include obtaining inputs from one or more sensors. The inputs include information about the EV and about one or more persons outside the EV. A current scenario is defined based on the inputs. Whether the current scenario matches a predefined scenario among a set of predefined scenarios is determined, and augmented audio output is produced according to the predefined scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Yael Shmueli Friedland, Jigar Kapadia, Zahy Bnaya, Omer Tsimhoni, Asaf Degani
  • Publication number: 20230192095
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a driver in an autonomous vehicle includes monitoring, with a driver monitoring system, a driver of a vehicle, collecting, with a data processor, data from the driver monitoring system related to gaze behavior of the driver, classifying, with the data processor, the driver as one of a plurality of driver statuses based on the data from the driver monitoring system, and sending, with the data processor, instructions to at least one vehicle system based on the classification of the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Ke Liu, Ron Hecht, Noa Garnett, Yi Guo Glaser, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Publication number: 20230166725
    Abstract: A system for selecting an optimized parking location for a vehicle includes a data processor, a plurality of sensors within the vehicle, and a user model based on historical data of parking events for the vehicle, the data processor is adapted to collect parking preferences for a driver of the vehicle, identify a destination of the vehicle, identify a current location of the vehicle, collect data from a plurality of sensors within the vehicle, collect data from external sources and create a list of potential parking spaces, access the user model, rank the potential parking spaces based on the parking preferences of the driver, the data from external sources and the user model, and provide an output based on parking preferences for the driver of the vehicle and the user model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Omer Tsimhoni, Claudia Goldman-Shenhar, Joseph F. Szczerba, Jeremy A. Salinger, Roy J. Mathieu
  • Publication number: 20230166598
    Abstract: A control system for a vehicle comprises a controller comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium including instructions. The system comprises first, second, and third inputs configured to be manipulated by an operator. The system comprises first, second, and third displays adjacent the first, second, and third inputs, respectively. The first, second and third displays are configured to show first, second, and third indicia, respectively. Manipulation of the first input by the operator transmits a selection input signal to the controller. The controller receives the selection input signal. The processor compares the selection input signal to the instructions in the non-transitory computer-readable medium, transmits a selection output signal to the second and third displays, removes the second and third indicia from the second and third displays, and shows a first sub-selection indicium on the second display and a second sub-selection indicium on the third display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Omer Tsimhoni, John Wesley Phillips, Erik Robert Bare, Gustav Franz Gerlach, V, Scott Thomas Martin
  • Patent number: 11663939
    Abstract: An augmented reality head-up display system for displaying graphics upon a windscreen of a vehicle includes one or more image-capturing devices that capture image data of an environment surrounding the vehicle, a graphic projection device for generating images upon the windscreen of the vehicle, and a controller in electronic communication with the one or more image-capturing devices and the graphic projection device. The controller executes instructions to receive object detection data indicating a current position of objects located within the environment surrounding the vehicle. The controller executes instructions to compare the current position of the objects within the environment with a visual location of the objects within the environment determined based on the image data to identify a visually occluded object located within the environment. In response to identifying the visually occluded object, the controller determines a contextual graphic that signifies the visually occluded object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: John P. Weiss, Joseph F. Szczerba, Omer Tsimhoni, Jeffrey Rupert Cooke
  • Patent number: 11663836
    Abstract: A system and method for error estimation in an eye gaze tracking system in a vehicle may include an operator monitoring system providing measured eye gaze information corresponding to an object outside the vehicle and an external object monitoring system providing theoretical eye gaze information and an error in the measured eye gaze information based upon the measured eye gaze information and the theoretical eye gaze information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ke Liu, Ron M. Hecht, Omer Tsimhoni, Michael Baltaxe
  • Publication number: 20230150552
    Abstract: A method of managing operator take-over of autonomous vehicle. The method includes gathering information on an external surrounding of the autonomous vehicle; analyzing the gathered information on the external surrounding of the autonomous vehicle to determine an upcoming traffic pattern; gathering information on an operator of the autonomous vehicle; analyzing the gathered information on the operator of the autonomous vehicle to determine an operator behavior; predicting an operator action based on the determined upcoming traffic pattern and the determined operator behavior; and initiating a predetermined vehicle response based on the predicted operator action. The predicting the operator action includes comparing the determined upcoming traffic pattern with a similar historic traffic pattern and retrieving a historical operator action in response to the similar historical pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Inventors: Ke Liu, Ron Hecht, Yi Guo Glaser, Omer Tsimhoni
  • Patent number: 11610485
    Abstract: A head up display system of a vehicle includes: a communication module configured to receive a period until a traffic signal of an intersection of roads will change from a first state to a second state; a distance module configured to, based on the period and a present speed of the vehicle, determine a distance in front of the vehicle where the vehicle will be when the traffic signal transitions from the first state to the second state; a light source configured to, via a windshield of the vehicle, generate a virtual display that is visible within a passenger cabin of the vehicle; and a display control module configured to, based on the distance, control the light source to include, in the virtual display, a visual indicator of a location in a path of the vehicle where the traffic signal will transition from the first state to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Richard L. Greatbatch, Omer Tsimhoni, Joseph F. Szczerba, John P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 11572014
    Abstract: A driver alert system for an automobile includes a global positioning system adapted to monitor a location of an automobile, and a processor adapted to receive data from the global positioning system, receive data of historical wildlife position and migration habits within a pre-determined range from the automobile, calculate a distance from the automobile to an area of wildlife activity as indicated by the data of historical wildlife position and migration habits within the pre-determined range from the automobile, and provide an alert to a driver of the automobile when the data of historical wildlife position and migration habits indicates wildlife movement within the pre-determined range of the automobile and the automobile is within a triggering distance of such wildlife movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Kai-Han Chang, Thomas A. Seder, Omer Tsimhoni