Patents by Inventor Serge Lambermont

Serge Lambermont 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).

  • Patent number: 10571913
    Abstract: An operation-security system for an automated vehicle includes an object-detector and a controller. The object-detector includes at least three sensors. Each sensor is one of a camera used to determine an image-location of an object proximate to a host-vehicle, a lidar-unit used to determine a lidar-location of the object proximate to the host-vehicle, and a radar-unit used to determine a radar-location of the object proximate to the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the at least three sensors. The controller is configured to determine a composite-location based on a comparison of locations indicated by the at least three sensors. Information from one sensor is ignored when a respective location indicated by the one sensor differs from the composite-location by greater than an error-threshold. If a remote sensor not on the host-vehicle is used, V2V or V2I communications may be used to communicate a location to the host-vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Serge Lambermont, Junsung Kim, Junqing Wei, Gaurav Bhatia
  • Publication number: 20190023207
    Abstract: A safe-exit system for safety protection of a passenger exiting an automated vehicle includes an observation-device, a lock-device, and a controller. The observation-device detects a potential-threat to a passenger of a host-vehicle. The lock-device is operable to lock a door of the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the observation-device and the lock-device. The controller is configured to determine a safety-index based on the potential-threat, and operate the lock-device to lock the door when the safety-index is less than a safety-threshold. Instead of the lock-device, the system may include a notification-device operable to convey a safety-alert to the person. The controller is in communication with the observation-device and the transmitter. In this system the controller is configured to determine a safety-index based on the potential-threat, and operate the notification-device to communicate the safety-alert to the person when the safety-index is less than a safety-threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Serge Lambermont, Michael H. Laur
  • Patent number: 10025311
    Abstract: A sensor-control system for operating an automated vehicle includes a first sensor, a second sensor, and a controller. The first sensor is used to detect objects proximate to a host-vehicle. The first sensor is characterized by a first-sensing-technology. The second sensor is used to detect objects proximate to the host-vehicle. The second sensor is characterized by a second-sensing-technology different from the first-sensing-technology. The controller is in communication with the first sensor and the second sensor. A location of an object detected by the first-sensor is used to select a field-of-view of the second-sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Serge Lambermont, Junqing Wei, Jong Ho Lee, Wenda Xu
  • Publication number: 20180120845
    Abstract: A sensor-control system for operating an automated vehicle includes a first sensor, a second sensor, and a controller. The first sensor is used to detect objects proximate to a host-vehicle. The first sensor is characterized by a first-sensing-technology. The second sensor is used to detect objects proximate to the host-vehicle. The second sensor is characterized by a second-sensing-technology different from the first-sensing-technology. The controller is in communication with the first sensor and the second sensor. A location of an object detected by the first-sensor is used to select a field-of-view of the second-sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: SERGE LAMBERMONT, JUNQING WEI, JONG HO LEE, WENDA XU
  • Publication number: 20180039269
    Abstract: An operation-security system for an automated vehicle includes an object-detector and a controller. The object-detector includes at least three sensors. Each sensor is one of a camera used to determine an image-location of an object proximate to a host-vehicle, a lidar-unit used to determine a lidar-location of the object proximate to the host-vehicle, and a radar-unit used to determine a radar-location of the object proximate to the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the at least three sensors. The controller is configured to determine a composite-location based on a comparison of locations indicated by the at least three sensors. Information from one sensor is ignored when a respective location indicated by the one sensor differs from the composite-location by greater than an error-threshold. If a remote sensor not on the host-vehicle is used, V2V or V2I communications may be used to communicate a location to the host-vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: SERGE LAMBERMONT, JUNSUNG KIM, JUNQING WEI, GAURAV BHATIA
  • Publication number: 20170351263
    Abstract: A roadway-infrastructure-maintenance system using automated-vehicles to maintain a roadway includes an image-device and a controller. The imaging-device is suitable to mount on a host-vehicle. The imaging-device is used to detect an infrastructure-feature proximate to a roadway traveled by the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the imaging-device. The controller is configured to determine a need-for-maintenance of the infrastructure-feature. The system may include a digital-map that indicates an expected-presence of the infrastructure-feature, and the need-for-maintenance may be indicated when the infrastructure-feature is not-detected as expected. The system may also include a transmitter in communication with the controller. The transmitter may be used to communicate the need-for-maintenance to a maintenance-organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Serge Lambermont, Jong Ho Lee, Gaurav Bhatia, Glen W. De Vos
  • Patent number: 9727056
    Abstract: A system for changing a control-mode of an automated vehicle from automated-control to manual-control includes an operator-detection device and a controller. The operator-detection device is operable to detect a readiness-state of an operator of a vehicle while a control-mode of the vehicle is automated-control. The controller is configured to forecast a future-time when the control-mode of the vehicle should change from automated-control to manual-control and determine a take-over-interval for an operator to assume manual-control of the vehicle once notified. The take-over-interval is determined based on the readiness-state. The controller is also configured to notify the operator that the control-mode of the vehicle should change from automated-control to manual-control no later than the take-over-interval prior to the future-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Laur, Ludong Sun, Indu Vijayan, Serge Lambermont, Ryan S. Middleton
  • Patent number: 9637120
    Abstract: A cognitive-driver-assist system includes an object-detection device, an operator-detection device, a control-override device, and a controller. The object-detection device is operable to detect when an object is proximate to a host-vehicle. The operator-detection device is operable to determine when an operator of the host-vehicle is aware of the object. The control-override device is operable to limit operator-authority of the operator while the operator is driving the host-vehicle. The controller is configured to operate the control-override device in accordance with the operator-authority to override the operator and avoid interference with the object when the operator is not aware of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Laur, Serge Lambermont, John P. Absmeier
  • Patent number: 9618936
    Abstract: A system for automated operation of a host-vehicle includes a sensor, a data-source, and a controller. The sensor is installed in a host-vehicle. The sensor is operable to determine a state-of-awareness of an operator of the host-vehicle. The data-source provides route-data used for automated operation of the host-vehicle. The route-data includes a map and a control-rule for navigating the map. The controller is in communication with the sensor and the data-source. The controller is configured to operate the host-vehicle during automated operation of the host-vehicle in accordance with the route-data. The controller is also configured to modify the control-rule based on the state-of-awareness of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Laur, Indu Vijayan, Serge Lambermont, Ludong Sun, Ryan S. Middleton
  • Patent number: 9604639
    Abstract: A pedestrian-intent-detection system for automated operation of a host-vehicle (e.g. automated vehicle) includes an object-detection device and a controller. The object-detection device is operable to detect an object proximate to a host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the object-detection device. The controller is configured to determine when the object detected by the object-detection device is a pedestrian based on a detection-characteristic of the pedestrian indicated by the object-detection device. The controller is further configured to define a size of a caution-area located proximate to the pedestrian based on a behavior-characteristic (e.g. intent) of the pedestrian indicated by the object-detection device. The controller is further configured to operate (e.g. brake, steer) the host-vehicle in order to avoid the caution-area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Laur, Serge Lambermont
  • Patent number: 9594378
    Abstract: A system for automated operation of a host-vehicle includes an object-detection device and a controller. The object-detection device is operable to detect an object in a field-of-view proximate to a host-vehicle. The object-detection device is operable to vary a field-of-focus of the object-detection device used to observe a portion of the field-of-view. The controller is configured to determine, based on information received from the object-detection device, a travel-direction of the object relative to a travel-path of the host-vehicle. The controller is also configured to adjust the field-of-focus of the object-detection device based on the travel-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Laur, Serge Lambermont, John P. Absmeier
  • Publication number: 20170057497
    Abstract: A pedestrian-intent-detection system for automated operation of a host-vehicle (e.g. automated vehicle) includes an object-detection device and a controller. The object-detection device is operable to detect an object proximate to a host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the object-detection device. The controller is configured to determine when the object detected by the object-detection device is a pedestrian based on a detection-characteristic of the pedestrian indicated by the object-detection device. The controller is further configured to define a size of a caution-area located proximate to the pedestrian based on a behavior-characteristic (e.g. intent) of the pedestrian indicated by the object-detection device. The controller is further configured to operate (e.g. brake, steer) the host-vehicle in order to avoid the caution-area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: MICHAEL H. LAUR, SERGE LAMBERMONT
  • Publication number: 20170031363
    Abstract: A system for automated operation of a host-vehicle includes an object-detection device and a controller. The object-detection device is operable to detect an object in a field-of-view proximate to a host-vehicle. The object-detection device is operable to vary a field-of-focus of the object-detection device used to observe a portion of the field-of-view. The controller is configured to determine, based on information received from the object-detection device, a travel-direction of the object relative to a travel-path of the host-vehicle. The controller is also configured to adjust the field-of-focus of the object-detection device based on the travel-direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Michael H. Laur, Serge Lambermont, John P. Absmeier
  • Publication number: 20160375900
    Abstract: A cognitive-driver-assist system includes an object-detection device, an operator-detection device, a control-override device, and a controller. The object-detection device is operable to detect when an object is proximate to a host-vehicle. The operator-detection device is operable to determine when an operator of the host-vehicle is aware of the object. The control-override device is operable to limit operator-authority of the operator while the operator is driving the host-vehicle. The controller is configured to operate the control-override device in accordance with the operator-authority to override the operator and avoid interference with the object when the operator is not aware of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL H. LAUR, SERGE LAMBERMONT, JOHN P. ABSMEIER
  • Publication number: 20160378114
    Abstract: A system for changing a control-mode of an automated vehicle from automated-control to manual-control includes an operator-detection device and a controller. The operator-detection device is operable to detect a readiness-state of an operator of a vehicle while a control-mode of the vehicle is automated-control. The controller is configured to forecast a future-time when the control-mode of the vehicle should change from automated-control to manual-control and determine a take-over-interval for an operator to assume manual-control of the vehicle once notified. The take-over-interval is determined based on the readiness-state. The controller is also configured to notify the operator that the control-mode of the vehicle should change from automated-control to manual-control no later than the take-over-interval prior to the future-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL H. LAUR, LUDONG SUN, INDU VIJAYAN, SERGE LAMBERMONT, RYAN S. MIDDLETON
  • Publication number: 20160357185
    Abstract: A system for automated operation of a host-vehicle includes a sensor, a data-source, and a controller. The sensor is installed in a host-vehicle. The sensor is operable to determine a state-of-awareness of an operator of the host-vehicle. The data-source provides route-data used for automated operation of the host-vehicle. The route-data includes a map and a control-rule for navigating the map. The controller is in communication with the sensor and the data-source. The controller is configured to operate the host-vehicle during automated operation of the host-vehicle in accordance with the route-data. The controller is also configured to modify the control-rule based on the state-of-awareness of the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL H. LAUR, INDU VIJAYAN, SERGE LAMBERMONT, LUDONG SUN, RYAN S. MIDDLETON
  • Patent number: 9493118
    Abstract: A cognitive-driver-assist system includes an object-detection device, an operator-detection device, and a controller. The object-detection device is operable to detect when an object is proximate to a host-vehicle. The operator-detection device is operable to determine when an operator of the host-vehicle is aware of the object. The controller is configured to output a warning-signal for the operator of the host-vehicle when the object-detection device detects the object. The warning-signal is characterized by a warning-intensity that is variable. The controller is configured to increase the warning-intensity when the operator is not aware of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Laur, Serge Lambermont, John P. Absmeier