Patents by Inventor Philipp Haban

Philipp Haban 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: 11338866
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method for autonomous vehicle control includes determining whether a cargo container is attached to the vehicle base. The method includes controlling a front shield associated with an autonomous vehicle to move from a closed position to an opened position when a cargo container is determined to be attached to a vehicle base associated with the autonomous vehicle. The method includes controlling the front shield to move from the opened position to the closed position when the cargo container is not attached to the vehicle base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Haban, Daniel Adam Kanitz
  • Patent number: 11292678
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method for transporting cargo using smart palettes includes determining receipt of a first cargo onto a platform of a first smart palette at a first distribution hub. The method includes generating one or more signals that control a loading of the first smart palette and the first cargo onto a trailer located at the first distribution hub. The method includes determining a coordination with one or more second smart palettes associated with the trailer to determine a first position inside the trailer for the first smart palette and the first cargo. The method includes generating one or more signals that position the first smart palette and the first cargo at the first position inside the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Haban, Daniel Adam Kanitz
  • Publication number: 20210389137
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating multimodal transportation services are provided. An example computer-implemented method includes obtaining a service request for a vehicle service indicating an origin location and a destination location. The method includes determining a route from the origin location to the destination location. The method includes segmenting the route into a plurality of route segments, each of which comprise a first route segment that is traversable by an autonomous vehicle and a second route segment that is traversable by a light electric vehicle. The method includes determining an autonomous vehicle to provide the vehicle service along the first route segment. The method includes determining a light electric vehicle to provide the vehicle service along the second route segment and to accompany the autonomous vehicle along at least a portion of the first route segment. The method includes outputting data associated with the service request for the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventor: Philipp Haban
  • Publication number: 20210387644
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a moveable cover panel of an autonomous vehicle is provided. A vehicle can include a front panel disposed proximate to the front end of the passenger compartment, a vehicle motion control device located at the front panel, and a cover panel located at the front panel. The cover panel moveable relative to the front panel between an isolating position and an exposing position. The cover panel can isolate the vehicle motion control device from the passenger compartment when in the isolating position and expose the vehicle motion control device to the passenger compartment when in the exposing position. A method can include obtaining vehicle data identifying an operational mode, state, and/or status of the vehicle, determining a first position of the cover panel, and initiating a positional change for the cover panel based on the vehicle data and the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventor: Philipp Haban
  • Patent number: 11195353
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to communicating autonomous-vehicle status. In particular, the methods, devices, and systems of the present disclosure can: determine one or more maintenance statuses of one or more of multiple different systems of an autonomous vehicle; and depict at least one of the status(es) via a display device affixed to an exterior of the autonomous vehicle and configured to display information associated with the multiple different systems such that the information is visible to an observer located outside the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Eric James Hanson, Philipp Haban, Richard Brian Donnelly, David Patrick Rice, Thomas Jeffery Watson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210339885
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transferring aircraft within a landing area of an aerial transport are provided. A system includes a plurality of robotic devices configured to move aircraft within the landing area. The system obtains facility data to dynamically determine accessible and prohibited areas of the landing area. The system determines a robotic device to transfer an aircraft based on map data representing the prohibited/accessible areas of the landing area and robotic data representing attributes of each robotic device. The system determines a number of routes for the selected robotic device to transfer the aircraft within the landing area while avoiding prohibited areas of the landing area. The system generates command instructions for the selected robotic device and provides the command instructions to the selected robotic device to travel in accordance with the number of routes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jalen Doherty, Ian Andreas Villa, Matthew Derkach, Philipp Haban
  • Publication number: 20210201686
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating aircraft sensory cues are provided. A method can include obtaining aerial vehicle data and facility data for an aerial portion of a multi-modal transportation service. The method can include determining a plurality of sensory cues indicative of information for the aerial portion of the transportation service such as a safe path across a landing pad of the facility, a seating assignment for a passenger, etc. The method can include communicating sensory data indicative of the plurality of sensory cues to at least one of a facility computing system associated with the facility or an aerial computing system associated with the at least one aerial vehicle. The facility computing system and/or aerial computing system can output the sensory cue(s) to at least one passenger or operator of the aerial portion of the multi-modal transportation service in, for example, the facility's landing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Ian Andreas Villa, Matthew Derkach, Philipp Haban, Adam Warmoth, John Conway Badalamenti
  • Publication number: 20210094820
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining autonomous vehicle operator awareness are provided. A method can include determining, by a computing system, an awareness challenge for an operator of a vehicle. The awareness challenge can be based on object data. The awareness challenge can have one or more criteria. The criteria can include a challenge response interval, a response time, and an action for satisfying the awareness challenge. The method can include initiating, by the computing system, a timer measuring elapsed time from a start time of the challenge response interval. The method can include communicating to the operator, by the computing system, a soft notification indicative of the awareness challenge during the challenge response interval. The method can include determining, by the computing system, whether the operator provides a user input after the response time interval and whether the user input corresponds to the action for satisfying the awareness challenge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Philipp Haban, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo, Chad Johnathan Staller, Clifford Shaun Webb, Douglas Dallesandro
  • Publication number: 20210082291
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments for employing off board sensors to augment data used by a ground based autonomous vehicle. In some aspects, the off-board sensors may be positioned on another autonomous vehicle, such as an aerial autonomous vehicle (AAV). The disclosed embodiments determine uncertainty scores associated with ground regions. The uncertainty scores indicate a need to reimage the ground regions. An AAV may be tasked to reimage a region having a relatively high uncertainty score, depending on a cost associated with the tasking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Ian Andreas Villa, Philipp Haban, Eric Mueller, Lucas McPhee Fischer, Matthew William Derkach, John Conway Badalamenti
  • Patent number: 10864920
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining autonomous vehicle operator awareness are provided. A method can include determining, by a computing system, an awareness challenge for an operator of a vehicle. The awareness challenge can be based on object data. The awareness challenge can have one or more criteria. The criteria can include a challenge response interval, a response time, and an action for satisfying the awareness challenge. The method can include initiating, by the computing system, a timer measuring elapsed time from a start time of the challenge response interval. The method can include communicating to the operator, by the computing system, a soft notification indicative of the awareness challenge during the challenge response interval. The method can include determining, by the computing system, whether the operator provides a user input after the response time interval and whether the user input corresponds to the action for satisfying the awareness challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Philipp Haban, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo, Chad Johnathan Staller, Clifford Shaun Webb, Douglas Dallesandro
  • Publication number: 20200387989
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for planning a multimodal itinerary. The systems and methods may include receiving a transportation request. The transportation request may include a starting location, a final destination, and an estimated payload data. During a first leg of the multimodal itinerary, an updated payload data may be received. An aerial vehicle may be assigned to a subsequent leg of the multimodal itinerary based on the updated payload data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Ian Andreas Villa, Philipp Haban
  • Patent number: 10647333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining autonomous vehicle operator awareness are provided. A method can include determining, by a computing system, an awareness challenge for an operator of a vehicle. The awareness challenge can be based on object data. The awareness challenge can have one or more criteria. The criteria can include a challenge response interval, a response time, and an action for satisfying the awareness challenge. The method can include initiating, by the computing system, a timer measuring elapsed time from a start time of the challenge response interval. The method can include communicating to the operator, by the computing system, a soft notification indicative of the awareness challenge during the challenge response interval. The method can include determining, by the computing system, whether the operator provides a user input after the response time interval and whether the user input corresponds to the action for satisfying the awareness challenge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, Philipp Haban, Christopher Matthew D'Eramo, Chad Johnathan Staller, Clifford Shaun Webb, Douglas Dallesandro
  • Patent number: D882430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp Haban, Daniel Kanitz
  • Patent number: D905607
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban
  • Patent number: D906208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban
  • Patent number: D915258
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban
  • Patent number: D915965
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban, Jennifer Arden
  • Patent number: D915966
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban, Jennifer Arden
  • Patent number: D951161
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban
  • Patent number: D951162
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban