Patents by Inventor Scott Vincent Myers

Scott Vincent Myers 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: 20170334440
    Abstract: Example accident attenuation systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method determines a speed of a second vehicle approaching from behind a first vehicle and determines a distance between the first and second vehicles. The method also determines whether the second vehicle can stop before colliding with the first vehicle. If the second vehicle cannot stop before colliding with the first vehicle, the method takes action to attenuate the potential collision by applying full brake force, tightening seat belts, and/or turning the front wheels of the first vehicle to direct the first vehicle away from oncoming traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Mohamed Ahmad, Nikhil Nagraj Rao
  • Patent number: 9816308
    Abstract: Methods and systems for opening an access point of a vehicle. A system and a method may involve receiving wirelessly a signal from a remote controller carried by a user. The system and the method may further involve receiving audio or video data indicating the user approaching the vehicle. The system and the method may also involve determining an intention of the user to access an interior of the vehicle based on the audio or video data. The system and the method may also involve opening an access point of the vehicle responsive to the determining of the intention of the user to access the interior of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian
  • Publication number: 20170293816
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatuses for virtual sensor data generation and more particularly relates to generation of virtual sensor data for training and testing models or algorithms to detect objects or obstacles. A method for generating virtual sensor data includes simulating, using one or more processors, a three-dimensional (3D) environment comprising one or more virtual objects. The method includes generating, using one or more processors, virtual sensor data for a plurality of positions of one or more sensors within the 3D environment. The method includes determining, using one or more processors, virtual ground truth corresponding to each of the plurality of positions, wherein the ground truth comprises a dimension or parameter of the one or more virtual objects. The method includes storing and associating the virtual sensor data and the virtual ground truth using one or more processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers
  • Publication number: 20170269605
    Abstract: A method for providing path attributes to controllers in a vehicle includes determining a most probable path for a vehicle. The method includes obtaining attributed predicted path attributes based on a map and obtaining drive history path attributes based on a drive history. The method further includes generating combined path attributes based on the path attributes from the attributed predicted path and the path attributes from the drive history. The method also includes providing the combined path attributes to one or more controllers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Shane Elwart, David A Herman
  • Publication number: 20170268895
    Abstract: A method for providing path attributes to controllers in a vehicle includes determining a location of a vehicle and a future driving path for the vehicle. The method includes determining, based on a drive history for the vehicle or a driver of the vehicle, drive history path attributes for the future driving path. The method also includes providing the drive history path attributes to a plurality of controllers via a controller bus, wherein the drive history path attributes are provided to the plurality of controllers using a common protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Shane Elwart, David A. Herman
  • Publication number: 20170270374
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for pedestrian detection are disclosed herein. A method includes receiving one or more images from a rear-facing camera on a vehicle. The method further includes determining that a pedestrian is present in the one or more images, predicting future motion of the pedestrian, and notifying a driver-assistance or automated driving system when a conflict exists between forward motion of the vehicle and the predicted future motion of the pedestrian.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Vidya Nariyambut Murali, Madeline Jane Goh
  • Patent number: 9740944
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatuses for virtual sensor data generation and more particularly relates to generation of virtual sensor data for training and testing models or algorithms to detect objects or obstacles, such as wheel stops or parking barriers. A method for generating virtual sensor data includes simulating a three-dimensional (3D) environment comprising one or more objects. The method includes generating virtual sensor data for a plurality of positions of one or more sensors within the 3D environment. The method includes determining virtual ground truth corresponding to each of the plurality of positions, wherein the ground truth includes information about at least one object within the virtual sensor data. The method also includes storing and associating the virtual sensor data and the virtual ground truth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers
  • Publication number: 20170234053
    Abstract: Methods and systems for opening an access point of a vehicle. A system and a method may involve receiving wirelessly a signal from a remote controller carried by a user. The system and the method may further involve receiving audio or video data indicating the user approaching the vehicle. The system and the method may also involve determining an intention of the user to access an interior of the vehicle based on the audio or video data. The system and the method may also involve opening an access point of the vehicle responsive to the determining of the intention of the user to access the interior of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian
  • Publication number: 20170221365
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to methods, systems, and apparatuses for automated or assisted driving and more particularly relates to identification, localization, and navigation with respect to bollard receivers. A method for detecting bollard receivers includes receiving perception data from one or more perception sensors of a vehicle. The method includes determining, based on the perception data, a location of one or more bollard receivers in relation to a body of the vehicle. The method also includes providing an indication of the location of the one or more bollard receivers to one or more of a driver and component or system that makes driving maneuver decisions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers, Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Sneha Kadetotad
  • Publication number: 20170217276
    Abstract: A method for improving the safety and comfort of a vehicle driving over a railroad track, cattle guard, or the like. The method may include receiving, by a computer system, one or more inputs corresponding to one or more forward looking sensors. The computer system may also receive data characterizing a motion of the vehicle. The computer system may estimate, based on the one or more inputs and the data, a motion of a vehicle with respect to a railroad track, cattle guard, or the like extending across a road ahead of the vehicle. Accordingly, the computer system may change a suspension setting, steering setting, or the like of the vehicle to more safely or comfortably drive over the railroad track, cattle guard, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers, Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Sneha Kadetotad
  • Patent number: 9718404
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses are disclosed for assessing whether a vehicle will make contact with an obstacle. The systems, methods, and apparatuses may include an obstacle sensing component configured to determine a location and a dimension of an obstacle, a vehicle sensing component configured to determine a height of a point of the vehicle relative to the ground, and a notification component configured to provide an indication of a presence of the obstacle to assist a human driver or an automated driving system in parking the vehicle without making contact with the obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLCS
    Inventors: Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers, Ashley Elizabeth Micks
  • Publication number: 20170210291
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes a drive detection component, a presence component, and a notification component. The drive detection component is configured to determine that a vehicle or driver is exiting or preparing to exit a parking location. The presence component is configured to determine, from a drive history database, whether a parking barrier is present in front of or behind the parking location. The notification component is configured to provide an indication that the parking barrier is present to a human driver or an automated driving system of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Scott Vincent Myers, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Ashley Elizabeth Micks
  • Patent number: 9707911
    Abstract: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for identifying a person as a driver of a vehicle. Aspects include using in-vehicle sensors to increase the accuracy of driver identification initially determined using other mechanisms. As such, at least two different types of sensory devices can be utilized to gather data in an effort to identify the driver. The data gathered from the first sensor (e.g., at a key fob) is processed to identify the driver based on learned characteristic patterns, such as the driver's gait, before the driver enters the vehicle. The data gathered from the second sensor (e.g., in an in-vehicle face or voice recognition system) is processed to confirm the driver. The confirmation is based on biometric data and learned characteristic patterns. Data from the second sensor is provided back to the first sensor to confirm the driver identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Shane Elwart, Walter Joseph Talamonti, Jonathan Thomas Mullen, Zachary David Nelson, Tory Smith, Bibhrajit Halder, Kyu Jeong Han
  • Publication number: 20170197518
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recovering brake energy via dynamic wireless power transfer. The system may include a first charging pad disposed at a first location of a road structure and configured to receive an electric power wirelessly from a contributing vehicle. The system may further include a second charging pad disposed at a second location of the road structure and configured to receive the electric power from the first charging pad and charge a receiving vehicle wirelessly with at least a portion of the electric power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Fazal Urrahman Syed, Michael Edward Loftus
  • Patent number: 9696721
    Abstract: Example inductive loop detection systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method receives image data from a camera of a vehicle and determines a geographic position of the vehicle. Based on the image data and the geographic position of the vehicle, the method determines a location of an inductive loop in a roadway proximate the vehicle. The data associated with the location of the inductive loop is stored in a storage device within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian
  • Publication number: 20170177954
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatuses for virtual sensor data generation and more particularly relates to generation of virtual sensor data for training and testing models or algorithms to detect objects or obstacles, such as wheel stops or parking barriers. A method for generating virtual sensor data includes simulating a three-dimensional (3D) environment comprising one or more objects. The method includes generating virtual sensor data for a plurality of positions of one or more sensors within the 3D environment. The method includes determining virtual ground truth corresponding to each of the plurality of positions, wherein the ground truth includes information about at least one object within the virtual sensor data. The method also includes storing and associating the virtual sensor data and the virtual ground truth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers
  • Patent number: 9676326
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes a drive detection component, a presence component, and a notification component. The drive detection component is configured to determine that a vehicle or driver is exiting or preparing to exit a parking location. The presence component is configured to determine, from a drive history database, whether a parking barrier is present in front of or behind the parking location. The notification component is configured to provide an indication that the parking barrier is present to a human driver or an automated driving system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers, Ashley Elizabeth Micks
  • Publication number: 20170096102
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses are disclosed for assessing whether a vehicle will make contact with an obstacle. The systems, methods, and apparatuses may include an obstacle sensing component configured to determine a location and a dimension of an obstacle, a vehicle sensing component configured to determine a height of a point of the vehicle relative to the ground, and a notification component configured to provide an indication of a presence of the obstacle to assist a human driver or an automated driving system in parking the vehicle without making contact with the obstacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers, Ashley Elizabeth Micks
  • Publication number: 20170088052
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes a drive detection component, a presence component, and a notification component. The drive detection component is configured to determine that a vehicle or driver is exiting or preparing to exit a parking location. The presence component is configured to determine, from a drive history database, whether a parking barrier is present in front of or behind the parking location. The notification component is configured to provide an indication that the parking barrier is present to a human driver or an automated driving system of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers, Ashley Elizabeth Micks
  • Publication number: 20170075355
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatuses for autonomous driving vehicles or driving assistance systems and more particularly relates to vehicle radar perception and location. The vehicle driving system disclosed may include a storage media, a radar system, a location component and a driver controller. The storage media stores a map of roadways. The radar system is configured to generate perception information from a region near the vehicle. The location component is configured to determine a location of the vehicle on the map based on the radar perception information and other navigation related data. The drive controller is configured to control driving of the vehicle based on the map and the determined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Vidya Nariyambut Murali, Scott Vincent Myers