Patents by Inventor Robert Parenti

Robert Parenti 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: 20220256123
    Abstract: A two-dimensional image of a vehicle occupant in a vehicle is collected. The collected two-dimensional image is input to a machine learning program trained to output one or more reference points of the vehicle occupant, each reference point being a landmark of the vehicle occupant. One or more reference points of the vehicle occupant in the two-dimensional image is output from the machine learning program. A location of the vehicle occupant in an interior of the vehicle is determined based on the one or more reference points. A vehicle component is actuated based on the determined location. For each of the one or more reference points, a similarity measure is determined between the reference point and a three-dimensional reference point, the similarity measure based on a distance between the reference point and the three-dimensional reference point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicants: Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Robert Parenti, Adil Siddiqui, Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam, Yasodekshna Boddeti
  • Publication number: 20220222479
    Abstract: A computer, including a processor and a memory, the memory including instructions to be executed by the processor to determine a first measure of pixel values in the first image, acquire a second image, estimate ambient light illuminating the first object based on the second image and modify the first measure of pixel values based on a second measure of pixel values corresponding to estimated ambient light based on the second image. The instructions include further instructions to perform a comparison of the modified first measure of pixel values to a third measure of pixel values determined from a third image of a second object, wherein the third image is previously acquired by illuminating the second object with a second light beam and, when the comparison determines that the first measure is equal to the third measure of pixel values within a tolerance, determine whether the first object and the second object are a same object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Hamid M. Golgiri, Jonathan Diedrich, Robert Parenti, Hemanth Yadav Aradhyula
  • Publication number: 20220144140
    Abstract: A transportation system is disclosed. The transportation system includes a vehicle, a plurality of seating assemblies positioned within a passenger compartment of the vehicle and defining an arrangement, a plurality of actuators that effect movement of various components of the plurality of seating assemblies, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. Specific examples of pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements are disclosed, as well as the ability to customize the arrangement. Additionally, exemplary methods are disclosed that illustrate transitions between a variety of the pre-set or pre-programmed arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Patrick Maloney, Kevin Mozurkewich, Johnathan Andrew Line, Robert Parenti
  • Publication number: 20220122453
    Abstract: A speed of a target vehicle can be detected. A difference in host vehicle speed and the speed of the target vehicle is determined. A target frequency is specified for a sound to be received at the target vehicle. A sending frequency is determined for the sound based on the target frequency and the difference in host vehicle speed and target vehicle speed. The sound is transmitted at the sending frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Parenti, Brad Alan Ignaczak
  • Publication number: 20220118941
    Abstract: Vehicle movement parental control with child detection systems and methods are disclosed herein. An example method can include determining presence of a known child in a vehicle, activating a drive lock mode of the vehicle to prevent the vehicle from being driven based on the presence of the known child, providing a request for authorization to allow the vehicle to be driven, and continuing or disabling use of the drive lock mode of the vehicle based upon a response to the request for authorization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia M. Neubecker, Robert Parenti, Brad Ignaczak
  • Publication number: 20220036119
    Abstract: Hidden camera detection systems and methods are disclosed herein. An example method includes illuminating a surface with infrared light, obtaining an image of the surface using an infrared camera, and determining the presence of a hidden camera associated with the surface by determining a difference in spectral reflectance between how the infrared light is reflected off of the hidden camera as compared to how the infrared light is reflected off of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Parenti, Cynthia Neubecker
  • Publication number: 20220019233
    Abstract: Method and system for providing a mobility service is described. The mobility service can include delivering goods in rough terrain, rural areas, and other similar environments, by selecting and configuring vehicles for terrain considerations based on known and dynamically changing information. The disclosed system can include a vehicle configured with a deployable autonomous drone, and can determine optimized vehicle routes to remote locations using the deployable drone and vehicle navigation sensors, for real time mapping that can be combined with existing map/terrain data. The terrain data may also be sent to a vehicle in a vehicle fleet, and/or to a cloud-based server, and be used to compute the best available vehicles designed for the mobility service. The system may deploy one or more mobility solutions, collect telematics, road information, navigational data, and other information during the delivery. This feedback may then be used for future mobility services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Parenti, Cynthia Neubecker, Adil Nizam Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10730482
    Abstract: Biometric data profiles for users of a vehicle are managed according to an enrollment mode and a maintenance mode. The enrollment mode includes 1) authenticating a respective authorized user, 2) transferring a respective biometric profile to an encrypted biometric memory, 3) specifying a sunset time for automatic deletion of the respective biometric profile, 4) establishing an activity window, and 5) establishing a deferral period. The maintenance mode includes 1) deleting a respective biometric profile upon occurrence of the respective specified sunset time, 2) detecting vehicle access in response to a stored biometric profile during a respective activity window of the respective authorized user, and 3) automatically extending the respective sunset time according to the respective deferral period if the detected vehicle access during the respective activity window meets a respective threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Robert Parenti, Adil Nizam Siddiqui, Mahmoud Y. Ghannam