Patents by Inventor Peter Pawlowski

Peter Pawlowski 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: 20220108119
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for using a surfel map to generate long range localization. One of the methods includes obtaining, for a particular location of a vehicle having a camera and a detection sensor, surfel data including a plurality of surfels. Each surfel in the surfel data has a respective location and corresponds to a different respective detected surface in an environment. Image data captured by the camera is obtained. It is determined that a region of interest for detecting objects for a vehicle planning process is outside a detectable region for the detection sensor. In response, it is determined that the image data for the region of interest matches surfel color data for the surfels corresponding to the region of interest. In response, the vehicle planning process is performed with the region of interest designated as having no unexpected objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: David Yonchar Margines, Carlos Hernandez Esteban, Michael Montemerlo, Peter Pawlowski, Colin Andrew Braley
  • Publication number: 20220083073
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for processing data characterizing a first region in an environment to generate a prediction characterizing a second region in the environment. One of the methods includes obtaining surfel data comprising a plurality of surfels; obtaining sensor data for a plurality of locations in a first region of the environment; determining, from the surfel data, a plurality of first surfels corresponding to respective locations in the first region of the environment; determining, using the first surfels and the sensor data, a difference between i) a first representation of the first region of the environment corresponding to the first surfels and ii) a second representation of the first region of the environment corresponding to the sensor data; and generating a respective object prediction for one or more locations in a second region of the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: David Harrison Silver, Carlos Hernandez Esteban, Michael Montemerlo, Peter Pawlowski, David Yonchar Margines
  • Publication number: 20220063662
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for autonomous driving with surfel maps. In some implementations, a three-dimensional representation of a real-world environment is obtained. Each of the surfels can correspond to a respective point of plurality of points in a three-dimensional space of the real-world environment. Input sensor data is received from multiple sensors installed on the autonomous vehicle. A pedestrian is detected from the input sensor data. A determination is made that the pedestrian is located behind a barrier. A driving plan is updated based on determining that the pedestrian is located behind a barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Christoph Sprunk, David Harrison Silver, Carlos Hernandez Esteban, Michael Montemerlo, Peter Pawlowski, David Yonchar Margines
  • Publication number: 20220042806
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to validating map data using challenge questions. For instance, an attributes to be validated may be identified from the map data. At least one challenge question may be selected from a plurality of predetermined challenge questions based on the attribute. An image may be retrieved based on image information associated with the at least one challenge question. The image and the at least one challenge question may be provided for display. In response to the providing, operator input identifying an answer to the at least one challenge question may be received. This answer may be then used to validate the attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Steven Montemerlo, Ming Ji, Peter Pawlowski
  • Publication number: 20210380125
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for using a surfel map to generate a prediction for a state of an environment. One of the methods includes obtaining surfel data comprising a plurality of surfels, wherein each surfel corresponds to a respective different location in an environment, and each surfel has associated data that comprises an uncertainty measure; obtaining sensor data for one or more locations in the environment, the sensor data having been captured by one or more sensors of a first vehicle; determining one or more particular surfels corresponding to respective locations of the obtained sensor data; and combining the surfel data and the sensor data to generate a respective object prediction for each of the one or more locations of the obtained sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Carlos Hernandez Esteban, Michael Montemerlo, Peter Pawlowski, David Yonchar Margines
  • Patent number: 11181384
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to validating map data using challenge questions. For instance, an attributes to be validated may be identified from the map data. At least one challenge question may be selected from a plurality of predetermined challenge questions based on the attribute. An image may be retrieved based on image information associated with the at least one challenge question. The image and the at least one challenge question may be provided for display. In response to the providing, operator input identifying an answer to the at least one challenge question may be received. This answer may be then used to validate the attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Michael Steven Montemerlo, Ming Ji, Peter Pawlowski
  • Publication number: 20200410419
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology relate to providing service area maps for an autonomous vehicle transportation service having a fleet of vehicles. For instance, each vehicle of the fleet is associated with a polygon corresponding to a service area for that vehicle. A first location may be received from a client computing device, and a set of vehicles of the fleet of vehicles that are currently available to provide transportation services may be identified based on the first location. The polygons associated with each of the set of vehicles may be used to determine a first polygon having a geographic area. A first portion of map information corresponding to the geographic area of the first polygon may be identified, and the first portion may be provided to the client computing device for display to a user such that the portion represents a currently available service area for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: David Margines, Tacettin Guney, Saksiri Tanphaichitr, Jeffrey Min, Laurens Feenstra, Peter Pawlowski, Dirk Haehnel
  • Publication number: 20200025577
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to validating map data using challenge questions. For instance, an attributes to be validated may be identified from the map data. At least one challenge question may be selected from a plurality of predetermined challenge questions based on the attribute. An image may be retrieved based on image information associated with the at least one challenge question. The image and the at least one challenge question may be provided for display. In response to the providing, operator input identifying an answer to the at least one challenge question may be received. This answer may be then used to validate the attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Steven Montemerlo, Ming Ji, Peter Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 10331309
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user, and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object, and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Randall Sarafa, Mayur Kamat, Ujjwal Singh, Peter Pawlowski, Richard Fulcher, Peter Ng, Evan Stephen Millar, Rhett Robinson
  • Patent number: 10200338
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Heradon Douglas, Peter Pawlowski, Per Gustafsson, Björn Kempén, Jonas Erik Lindberg
  • Publication number: 20170279761
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: Goole Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David EIDELSON, Heradon Douglas, Peter Pawlowski, Per Gustafsson, Björn Kempén, Jonas Erik Lindberg
  • Patent number: 9705842
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Heradon Douglas, Peter Pawlowski, Per Gustafsson, Björn Kempén, Jonas Erik Lindberg
  • Publication number: 20160246469
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user, and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object, and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Randall Sarafa, Mayur Kamat, Ujjwal Singh, Peter Pawlowski, Richard Fulcher, Peter Ng, Evan Stephen Millar, Rhett Robinson
  • Publication number: 20160173438
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Heradon Douglas, Peter Pawlowski, Per Gustafsson, Björn Kempén, Jonas Erik Lindberg
  • Patent number: 9338403
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user, and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object, and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Randall Sarafa, Mayur Kamat, Ujjwal Singh, Peter Pawlowski, Richard Fulcher, Peter Ng, Evan Stephen Millar, Rhett Robinson
  • Patent number: 9270630
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Heradon Douglas, Peter Pawlowski, Per Gustafsson, Björn Kempén, Jonas Erik Lindberg
  • Patent number: 8903841
    Abstract: A system and method of massively parallel data processing are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes generating an interpretation of a customizable database request which includes an extensible computer process and providing an input guidance to available processors of an available computing environment. The method further includes automatically distributing an execution of the interpretation across the available computing environment operating concurrently and in parallel, wherein a component of the execution may be limited to at least a part of an input data. The method also includes automatically assembling a response using a distributed output of the execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Friedman, Peter Pawlowski
  • Publication number: 20140204173
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user, and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object, and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Randall Sarafa, Mayur Kamat, Ujjwal Singh, Peter Pawlowski, Richard Fulcher, Peter Ng, Evan Stephen Millar, Rhett Robinson
  • Patent number: 8219581
    Abstract: Several methods and a system for analyzing ordered data using pattern matching over an indefinitely long ordered sequence of rows in a relational database are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a server includes receiving an ordered data in a relational database. The method further includes matching a pattern specified in a query on ordered data in a relational database in a single pass in constant space for overlapping mode of results. The method also includes creating an output data in the single pass in constant space for overlapping mode of results based on the matching of the ordered data with the pattern in the relational database query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Teradata US, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasan Roy, Eric Friedman, Peter Pawlowski, Rangarajan Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 7966340
    Abstract: A system and method of massively parallel data processing are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes generating an interpretation of a customizable database request which includes an extensible computer process and providing an input guidance to available processors of an available computing environment. The method further includes automatically distributing an execution of the interpretation across the available computing environment operating concurrently and in parallel, wherein a component of the execution may be limited to at least a part of an input data. The method also includes automatically assembling a response using a distributed output of the execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Aster Data Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Friedman, Peter Pawlowski