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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200096072
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to dynamic stroking seats for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Seat ballast tanks are attached to aircraft seats. The seats are sprung by a fixed or variable load energy absorption system. The weight of a user is determined and assigned to a corresponding seat of the user. Based on the weight of the user, the fluid level in the ballast tank is monitored and adjusted to achieve a target weight range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jacek Kawecki, lan Andreas Villa, Philipp Haban
  • Publication number: 20200039766
    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: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp Haban, Daniel Adam Kanitz
  • Publication number: 20190367102
    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: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Philipp Haban, Daniel Adam Kanitz
  • Patent number: 10394345
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying imagery on a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system are provided. In one example embodiment, a method includes determining, by the one or more computing devices, a rotational frequency of a LIDAR device located on a vehicle. The method includes illuminating, by the one or more computing devices, one or more of a plurality of light emitting elements coupled to the LIDAR device based at least in part on the rotational frequency of the LIDAR device and the one or more images for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Brian Donnelly, David Patrick Rice, Philipp Haban, Thomas Jeffery Watson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190221058
    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: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Molly Castle Nix, Sean Chin, Eric James Hanson, Philipp Haban, Richard Brian Donnelly, David Patrick Rice, Thomas Jeffery Watson, JR.
  • Patent number: D871284
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban
  • Patent number: D871286
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: YooJung Ahn, Philipp Haban, Jennifer Arden
  • Patent number: D871310
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Haban, Christopher D'Eramo, Jay Kuvelker
  • Patent number: D881109
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Philipp Haban, Christopher D'Eramo
  • 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