Patents by Inventor Richard Chia-Tsing Tong

Richard Chia-Tsing Tong 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: 20210021687
    Abstract: One embodiment discloses an automobile having multiple distributed subsystems configured to provide communication via a network system. The automobile includes an outward facing camera (“OFC”) subsystem and a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The OFC subsystem, having at least one OFC, OFC processor, and OFC database, is configured to recognize a predefined exterior object from a set of exterior images captured by the OFC based on an OFC query. The VOC includes a VOC central processing unit, VOC database, and network manager, wherein the network manager includes an internal network circuit and an external network circuit. The internal network circuit is used for communicating with the OFC subsystem while the external network circuit is used to interface with a cloud system. In one aspect, the VOC provides a data stream representing a recognized event in accordance with a query retrieved from the VOC database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Patent number: 10834221
    Abstract: One embodiment discloses an automobile having multiple distributed subsystems configured to provide communication via a network system. The automobile includes an outward facing camera (“OFC”) subsystem and a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The OFC subsystem, having at least one OFC, OFC processor, and OFC database, is configured to recognize a predefined exterior object from a set of exterior images captured by the OFC based on an OFC query. The VOC includes a VOC central processing unit, VOC database, and network manager, wherein the network manager includes an internal network circuit and an external network circuit. The internal network circuit is used for communicating with the OFC subsystem while the external network circuit is used to interface with a cloud system. In one aspect, the VOC provides a data stream representing a recognized event in accordance with a query retrieved from the VOC database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20200294092
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing a system that presents content to a user of a vehicle based on where the vehicle is going. A microphone captures audio signals within the vehicle, which are analyzed for route information. These audible commands may be said by a person in the vehicle, such as a passenger telling the driver where to turn, or they may be received from a mobile computing device, such as a smartphone executing a map application that is providing audible directions. An anticipated route of the vehicle is determined based on the audible route information. Content is selected and presented to the user of the vehicle based on the anticipated route. Images of a display screen of the mobile computing device may also be analyzed to identify the route information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Chia Tsing Tong
  • Publication number: 20200294403
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention predicts a vehicular event relating to machinal performance using information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process of predication is able to activate interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining current data relating to external surroundings, interior settings, and internal mechanical conditions of the vehicle. After forwarding the current data to VOC to generate a current vehicle status representing real-time vehicle performance in accordance with the current data, retrieving a historical data associated with the vehicle including mechanical condition is retrieved. In one aspect, a normal condition signal is issued when the current vehicle status does not satisfy with the optimal condition based on the historical data. Alternatively, a race car condition is issued when the current vehicle status meets with the optimal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20200278830
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing a system that provides an environment in which multiple user applications can be executed in the background of a vehicle head unit without direct interaction by a user of the head unit. A category-management application is configured to communicate with the user applications. The category-management application receives a request for content. The category-management application provides a request to one or more of the user applications to cause the user applications to execute as background processes to fulfill the request. The category-management application receives responses from the user applications. The category-management application selects and presents content associated with the fulfilled request to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Richard Chia Tsing Tong
  • Patent number: 10713955
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention predicts a vehicular event relating to machinal performance using information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process of predication is able to activate interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining current data relating to external surroundings, interior settings, and internal mechanical conditions of the vehicle. After forwarding the current data to VOC to generate a current vehicle status representing real-time vehicle performance in accordance with the current data, retrieving a historical data associated with the vehicle including mechanical condition is retrieved. In one aspect, a normal condition signal is issued when the current vehicle status does not satisfy with the optimal condition based on the historical data. Alternatively, a race car condition is issued when the current vehicle status meets with the optimal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20190392230
    Abstract: A method or system is capable of detecting operator behavior (“OB”) utilizing a virtuous cycle containing sensors, machine learning center (“MLC”), and cloud based network (“CBN”). In one aspect, the process monitors operator body language captured by interior sensors and captures surrounding information observed by exterior sensors onboard a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion. After selectively recording the captured data in accordance with an OB model generated by MLC, an abnormal OB (“AOB”) is detected in accordance with vehicular status signals received by the OB model. Upon rewinding recorded operator body language and the surrounding information leading up to detection of AOB, labeled data associated with AOB is generated. The labeled data is subsequently uploaded to CBN for facilitating OB model training at MLC via a virtuous cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, Richard Chia-Tsing Tong, Noah Harrison Fradin, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Patent number: 10460183
    Abstract: A method or system is capable of detecting operator behavior (“OB”) utilizing a virtuous cycle containing sensors, machine learning center (“MLC”), and cloud based network (“CBN”). In one aspect, the process monitors operator body language captured by interior sensors and captures surrounding information observed by exterior sensors onboard a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion. After selectively recording the captured data in accordance with an OB model generated by MLC, an abnormal OB (“AOB”) is detected in accordance with vehicular status signals received by the OB model. Upon rewinding recorded operator body language and the surrounding information leading up to detection of AOB, labeled data associated with AOB is generated. The labeled data is subsequently uploaded to CBN for facilitating OB model training at MLC via a virtuous cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, Richard Chia-Tsing Tong, Noah Harrison Fradin, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Patent number: 10186155
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is able to provide an interactive parking management (“IPM”) in accordance with information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process, in one embodiment, is capable of acknowledging a parking activity initiated by a vehicle traveling in a geographic location via a communications network. Upon providing parking information to the vehicle based on the data obtained from the current parking status, historical parking status, and big data for facilitating the parking activity, the movement of the vehicle is monitored in accordance with the current parking status. After recording a physical location where the vehicle is parked and parking duration, a parking invoice is generated in response to information relating to the recorded information such as physical location and parking duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20180288182
    Abstract: One embodiment discloses an automobile having multiple distributed subsystems configured to provide communication via a network system. The automobile includes an outward facing camera (“OFC”) subsystem and a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The OFC subsystem, having at least one OFC, OFC processor, and OFC database, is configured to recognize a predefined exterior object from a set of exterior images captured by the OFC based on an OFC query. The VOC includes a VOC central processing unit, VOC database, and network manager, wherein the network manager includes an internal network circuit and an external network circuit. The internal network circuit is used for communicating with the OFC subsystem while the external network circuit is used to interface with a cloud system. In one aspect, the VOC provides a data stream representing a recognized event in accordance with a query retrieved from the VOC database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20180204465
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is able to provide an interactive parking management (“IPM”) in accordance with information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process, in one embodiment, is capable of acknowledging a parking activity initiated by a vehicle traveling in a geographic location via a communications network. Upon providing parking information to the vehicle based on the data obtained from the current parking status, historical parking status, and big data for facilitating the parking activity, the movement of the vehicle is monitored in accordance with the current parking status. After recording a physical location where the vehicle is parked and parking duration, a parking invoice is generated in response to information relating to the recorded information such as physical location and parking duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20180182185
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention discloses a process of providing a report predicting potential risks relating to an operator driving a vehicle using information obtained from various interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud network. After activating interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining data relating to external surroundings and internal environment, the data is forwarded to VOC for generating a current fingerprint associated with the driver. The current fingerprint represents current driving status in accordance with the collected real-time data. Upon uploading the current fingerprint to the cloud via a communications network, a historical fingerprint which represents historical driving information associated with the driver is retrieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20180182187
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention predicts a vehicular event relating to machinal performance using information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process of predication is able to activate interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining current data relating to external surroundings, interior settings, and internal mechanical conditions of the vehicle. After forwarding the current data to VOC to generate a current vehicle status representing real-time vehicle performance in accordance with the current data, retrieving a historical data associated with the vehicle including mechanical condition is retrieved. In one aspect, a normal condition signal is issued when the current vehicle status does not satisfy with the optimal condition based on the historical data. Alternatively, a race car condition is issued when the current vehicle status meets with the optimal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Surround . IO Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20170357866
    Abstract: A method or system is capable of detecting operator behavior (“OB”) utilizing a virtuous cycle containing sensors, machine learning center (“MLC”), and cloud based network (“CBN”). In one aspect, the process monitors operator body language captured by interior sensors and captures surrounding information observed by exterior sensors onboard a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion. After selectively recording the captured data in accordance with an OB model generated by MLC, an abnormal OB (“AOB”) is detected in accordance with vehicular status signals received by the OB model. Upon rewinding recorded operator body language and the surrounding information leading up to detection of AOB, labeled data associated with AOB is generated. The labeled data is subsequently uploaded to CBN for facilitating OB model training at MLC via a virtuous cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, Richard Chia-Tsing Tong, Noah Harrison Fradin, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Publication number: 20170357864
    Abstract: A method or system capable of managing automobile parking space (“APS”) using containerized sensors, machine learning center, and cloud based network is disclosed. A process, in one aspect, monitors the surrounding information observed by a set of onboard sensors of a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion. After selectively recording the surrounding information in accordance with instructions from a containerized APS model which is received from a machine learning center, an APS and APS surrounding information are detected when the vehicle is in a parked condition. Upon rewinding recorded surrounding information leading up to the detection of APS, labeled data associated with APS is generated based on APS and the recorded surrounding information. The process subsequently uploads the labeled data to the cloud based network for facilitating APS model training at the machine learning center via a virtuous cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, Richard Chia-Tsing Tong, Noah Harrison Fradin, Vladimir Sadovsky