Patents by Inventor Roger Melen

Roger Melen 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: 20210291851
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments that provide a switching decision for vehicle computational offloading to a roadside edge server. A method includes causing a sensor set of a connected vehicle to determine a current driving context of the connected vehicle. The method includes comparing the current driving context to a set of historical data to determine a predicted latency for using offboard computing resources of an edge server. The method includes determining that the predicted latency for using the offboard computing resources satisfies a threshold for the predicted latency. The method includes executing a switching decision that includes deciding to use the offboard computing resources of the edge server. The method includes causing the edge server to wirelessly provide digital data generated by the edge server responsive to a calculation. The method includes modifying an operation of the onboard vehicle computer based on the digital data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Roger Melen, Dawei Chen, BaekGyu Kim
  • Publication number: 20200380795
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for determining a working status of a set of sensors onboard in a connected vehicle through a validation of roadway segment activity data. In some embodiments, a method for the connected vehicle includes receiving, via a communication unit of the connected vehicle, a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) message that includes off-board roadway segment activity data. The method includes generating onboard roadway segment activity data of the connected vehicle. The method includes determining a working status of a set of onboard sensors of the connected vehicle based on an evaluation between the onboard roadway segment activity data and the off-board roadway segment activity data. The method includes modifying an operation of a vehicle control system of the connected vehicle based on the working status of the set of onboard sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Roger Melen, Takamasa Higuchi, Onur Altintas
  • Patent number: 10819389
    Abstract: The disclosure describes embodiments for reducing adjacent channel interference for wireless vehicular messages. In some embodiments, a method includes monitoring, by an onboard vehicle computer, a channel of a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) radio for a V2X message. The method includes determining waveform data describing a waveform that is measured on the channel by the onboard vehicle computer when monitoring the channel. The method includes determining interference data which describes an adjacent channel interference waveform which is measured on the channel by the onboard vehicle computer when monitoring the channel. The waveform includes the adjacent channel interference waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Hongsheng Lu, Gaurav Bansal, John Kenney, Takayuki Shimizu, Yoshiharu Doi, Onur Altintas, Roger Melen
  • Publication number: 20200310413
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for managing a Quality of Experience (QoE) level experienced by a connected vehicle. In some embodiments, a method for the connected vehicle includes receiving a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) message that includes a management decision for the connected vehicle. The management decision is made based at least on a QoE status in a geographic location of the connected vehicle. The method includes modifying an operation of a vehicle control system of the connected vehicle to implement the management decision so that a QoE level experienced by the connected vehicle is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Yecheng Zhao, BaekGyu Kim, Roger Melen
  • Publication number: 20200286020
    Abstract: An example method may receive, from a requesting mobility provider (MP), request parameter(s) of a transportation request and vehicle movement requirement(s) of the requesting MP; select, from vehicle profiles of other MPs, first vehicle profile(s) of first MP(s) based on the request parameter(s) of the transportation request, the first vehicle profile(s) including a first vehicle profile representing a first vehicle of a first MP; receive, from the first MP, a mobility plan for the first vehicle to execute the transportation request, the mobility plan of the first vehicle being generated based on the request parameter(s) of the transportation request and an operational protocol of the first MP; determine that the first vehicle is qualified to execute the transportation request using the vehicle movement requirement(s) of the requesting MP and the mobility plan of the first vehicle; and provide the mobility plan of the first vehicle to the requesting MP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Akihito Nakamura, BaekGyu Kim, Roger Melen
  • Patent number: 10630339
    Abstract: The disclosure describes embodiments for reducing adjacent channel interference for wireless vehicular messages. In some embodiments, a method includes monitoring, by an onboard vehicle computer, a channel of a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) radio for a V2X message. The method includes determining waveform data describing a waveform that is measured on the channel by the onboard vehicle computer when monitoring the channel. The method includes determining interference data which describes an adjacent channel interference waveform which is measured on the channel by the onboard vehicle computer when monitoring the channel. The waveform includes the adjacent channel interference waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Hongsheng Lu, Gaurav Bansal, John Kenney, Takayuki Shimizu, Yoshiharu Doi, Onur Altintas, Roger Melen
  • Publication number: 20200096597
    Abstract: The disclosure describes embodiments for modifying an operation of a vehicle component based on a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving, by a remote vehicle, a request message inquiring what additional identifying information of an ego vehicle the remote vehicle requests so that the remote vehicle has a capacity to identify the ego vehicle as a transmitter of a V2X message. The method includes transmitting a response message including response data that describes the additional identifying information of the ego vehicle that provides the remote vehicle with the capacity to identify the ego vehicle as the transmitter of the V2X message when the ego vehicle is among a plurality of vehicles. The method includes receiving the V2X message that includes assistance data describing the additional identifying information. The method includes modifying the operation of the vehicle component of the remote vehicle based on the assistance data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Zhihao Jiang, Roger Melen
  • Publication number: 20200008086
    Abstract: The disclosure describes embodiments for reducing adjacent channel interference for wireless vehicular messages. In some embodiments, a method includes monitoring, by an onboard vehicle computer, a channel of a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) radio for a V2X message. The method includes determining waveform data describing a waveform that is measured on the channel by the onboard vehicle computer when monitoring the channel. The method includes determining interference data which describes an adjacent channel interference waveform which is measured on the channel by the onboard vehicle computer when monitoring the channel. The waveform includes the adjacent channel interference waveform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Hongsheng Lu, Gaurav Bansal, John Kenney, Takayuki Shimizu, Yoshiharu Doi, Onur Altintas, Roger Melen
  • Patent number: 10491312
    Abstract: The disclosure describes embodiments for reducing interference for wireless vehicular messages. In some embodiments, a method includes detecting a presence of an interference signal on a channel of a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) radio which obscures payload data that is included in a V2X message received via the channel. The method includes determining a source of the interference signal present on the channel. The method includes canceling out the interference signal from the V2X message using a cancellation sequence selected based on the source to generate a modified version of the V2X message including the payload data which is substantially unobscured by the interference signal. The method includes providing the modified version of the V2X message to a vehicle component so that the vehicle component provides its functionality based on the payload data and not the interference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Takayuki Shimizu, Yoshiharu Doi, Onur Altintas, Roger Melen, Hongsheng Lu, Gaurav Bansal, John Kenney
  • Patent number: 9916362
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for providing recommendation items to users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: receive identification input data associated with a user; identify the user using the identification input data; receive sensor data; determine a current situation associated with the user from one or more predefined situations described by predefined situation data and associated parameters; receive data describing a set of candidate items; generate a set of efficacy scores for the set of candidate items; eliminate one or more candidate items from the set of candidate items to obtain one or more remaining candidate items; rank the one or more remaining candidate items based on one or more associated efficacy scores; and provide one or more recommendation items to the user from the one or more ranked remaining candidate items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Rahul Parundekar, Kentaro Oguchi, Roger Melen, Daisuke Hiroki
  • Patent number: 9792331
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for providing recommendation items to users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: receive identification input data associated with a user; identify the user using the identification input data; receive sensor data; determine a current situation associated with the user from one or more predefined situations described by predefined situation data and associated parameters; receive data describing a set of candidate items; generate a set of efficacy scores for the set of candidate items; eliminate one or more candidate items from the set of candidate items to obtain one or more remaining candidate items; rank the one or more remaining candidate items based on one or more associated efficacy scores; and provide one or more recommendation items to the user from the one or more ranked remaining candidate items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rahul Parundekar, Kentaro Oguchi, Roger Melen, Daisuke Hiroki
  • Patent number: 9705990
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for communicating digital data from a mobile client device to a mobile system. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to: obtain journey context data that includes data describing a future journey; determine digital data to transmit to the mobile system based on the journey context data; detect a presence of the mobile system; verify that the digital data is valid for the mobile system based on the journey context data; and send the digital data to the mobile system responsive to detecting the presence of the mobile system and the digital data being valid for the mobile system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Kresse, Vinuth Rai, Roger Melen
  • Patent number: 9581456
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for determining a current location of a user at a current time. The method may include determining journey data associated with one or more of the user, the current location, and the current time, where journey data describes one or more historical journeys of the user. The method may include determining, based on the journey data, an estimated time of arrival (ETA) describing an arrival estimate of when the user and a vehicle will arrive at an endpoint of a journey; and transmitting the ETA to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jackie Liao, Roger Melen, Vinuth Rai, Hidenobu Suzuki, Toshiyuki Namba
  • Patent number: 9574964
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system, method and tangible memory for providing a vehicular barometric pressure reading. The system includes a plurality of electronic sensor devices configured to record first barometric pressure data describing a first barometric pressure associated with the vehicle. Each of the electronic sensor devices may record a separate barometric pressure reading associated with the vehicle. The system may further include an onboard vehicle computer that is communicatively coupled to the plurality of electronic sensor devices and programmed to (1) analyze the separate barometric pressure readings to determine, for each of the electronic sensor devices, a confidence factor indicating a confidence in the accuracy of the barometric pressure reading for each of the electronic sensor devices and (2) determine whether to provide a sensor service recommendation based on the confidence factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Roger Melen
  • Publication number: 20170010174
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system, method and tangible memory for providing application assurance for an open platform in-vehicle infotainment system. The system includes an open platform in-vehicle infotainment system including a tangible memory, a processor and an untrusted application including a monitor module. The untrusted application is stored in the tangible memory. The monitor module included in the untrusted application is generated based on a set of one or more runtime rules describing desired behavior of the untrusted application that complies with a specification for an application programming interface of the open platform in-vehicle infotainment system. The untrusted application runs on the open platform in-vehicle infotainment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: Roger Melen
  • Patent number: 9519881
    Abstract: The disclosure includes technology for estimating journey destinations based on crow-sourced popularity factors. The technology includes an example system including a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: receive location data; determine a current route associated with a user based on the location data; determine one or more crowd-sourced popularity factors; estimate one or more destination estimations along the current route based on the one or more crowd-sourced popularity factors; and suggest the one or more destination estimations to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: David Frank Russell Weir, Roger Melen
  • Publication number: 20160216123
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for determining a current location of a user at a current time. The method may include determining journey data associated with one or more of the user, the current location, and the current time, where journey data describes one or more historical journeys of the user. The method may include determining, based on the journey data, an estimated time of arrival (ETA) describing an arrival estimate of when the user and a vehicle will arrive at an endpoint of a journey; and transmitting the ETA to a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Jackie Liao, Roger Melen, Vinuth Rai, Hidenobu Suzuki, Toshiyuki Namba
  • Publication number: 20150358955
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for communicating digital data from a mobile client device to a mobile system. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to: obtain journey context data that includes data describing a future journey; determine digital data to transmit to the mobile system based on the journey context data; detect a presence of the mobile system; verify that the digital data is valid for the mobile system based on the journey context data; and send the digital data to the mobile system responsive to detecting the presence of the mobile system and the digital data being valid for the mobile system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew KRESSE, Vinuth RAI, Roger MELEN
  • Publication number: 20150142789
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for providing recommendation items to users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: receive identification input data associated with a user; identify the user using the identification input data; receive sensor data; determine a current situation associated with the user from one or more predefined situations described by predefined situation data and associated parameters; receive data describing a set of candidate items; generate a set of efficacy scores for the set of candidate items; eliminate one or more candidate items from the set of candidate items to obtain one or more remaining candidate items; rank the one or more remaining candidate items based on one or more associated efficacy scores; and provide one or more recommendation items to the user from the one or more ranked remaining candidate items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rahul Parundekar, Kentaro Oguchi, Roger Melen, Daisuke Hiroki
  • Publication number: 20150112919
    Abstract: The disclosure includes technology for estimating journey destinations based on crow-sourced popularity factors. The technology includes an example system including a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: receive location data; determine a current route associated with a user based on the location data; determine one or more crowd-sourced popularity factors; estimate one or more destination estimations along the current route based on the one or more crowd-sourced popularity factors; and suggest the one or more destination estimations to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: David Frank Russell Weir, Roger Melen