Patents by Inventor Seyhan Ucar

Seyhan Ucar 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: 20240166244
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to estimating the origins of abnormal driving through observed driving patterns. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting, using parallel computations, abnormal classifications associated with a subject vehicle and nearby vehicles according to driving patterns derived from observation data, the abnormal classifications being associated with exceeding a position range in the observation data. The method also includes estimating an origin of abnormal driving with happens-before analysis according to the abnormal classifications, and the abnormal driving is associated with deviations in a traffic flow associated with the subject vehicle and the nearby vehicles. The method also includes controlling the subject vehicle using a driving command according to the origin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seyhan Ucar, Haritha Muralidharan, Emrah Akin Sisbot, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Patent number: 11985577
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for provision of an uninterrupted vehicular cloud service. A method according to some embodiments includes determining that an ego vehicle is approaching an overlapping vehicular micro cloud area where a plurality of vehicular micro clouds are active. The method includes retrieving intrinsic data describing driving behavior of members of the plurality of vehicular micro clouds. The method includes retrieving extrinsic data describing a roadway geometry of the overlapping vehicular micro cloud area. The method includes determining, based on one or more of the intrinsic data and the extrinsic data, a strategy for ensuring that the plurality of vehicular micro clouds provide an uninterrupted vehicular cloud service. The method includes taking steps to execute the strategy so that the uninterrupted vehicular cloud service is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Seyhan Ucar, Takamasa Higuchi, Onur Altintas
  • Patent number: 11983005
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for spinning out members of a first vehicular micro cloud to form a second vehicular micro cloud. According to some embodiments, a method includes forming a first vehicular micro cloud including a set of members. The method includes exiting the first vehicular micro cloud by a subset of the members of the first vehicular micro cloud. The method incudes identifying a reason to form a second vehicular micro cloud by the subset. The method includes executing steps, by a processor and a wireless radio, to form the second vehicular micro cloud by the subset based on the identification of the reason so that, by the formation of the second vehicular micro cloud, the spinning out of the subset of the members of the first vehicular micro cloud is achieved. The processor and the wireless radio are elements of a hub of the second vehicular micro cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Seyhan Ucar, Takamasa Higuchi, Chang-Heng Wang, Onur Altintas
  • Publication number: 20240137996
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving latency when establishing peer-to-peer connections between devices. In one embodiment, a method includes, responsive to determining that a connection is to be established with at least one remote vehicle by a subject vehicle, acquiring parameters, from a remote server, that define characteristics of the connection. The method includes performing device discovery and service discovery simultaneously by embedding information about available services within a communication for device discovery. The method includes establishing the connection between the subject vehicle and the at least one remote vehicle according to the parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manali Sharma, Takamasa Higuchi, Seyhan Ucar, Onur Altintas
  • Publication number: 20240132076
    Abstract: A vehicle system of a vehicle may include a controller programmed to receive sensor data from one or more vehicle sensors as the vehicle drives along a road, determine whether the vehicle is approaching a road anomaly based on the sensor data, and upon determination that the vehicle is approaching the road anomaly, begin recording audio and continue recording audio until after the vehicle interacts with the road anomaly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Emrah Akin Sisbot, Seyhan Ucar, Takamasa Higuchi, Yongkang Liu, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20240124008
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to a system comprising a memory and a processor configured to access the memory and execute the machine-executable instructions stored on the memory to determine that a target vehicle is engaging in an abnormal driving, determine that the abnormal driving exceeds a notification threshold parameter of an abnormal driving notification system, generate a notification, and monitor the ego vehicle and/or driver to alter notification threshold values based on the reactions of the ego vehicle and/or driver inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seyhan Ucar, Emrah Akin Sisbot, Tomohiro Matsuda, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Patent number: 11962472
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for forming remote vehicular micro clouds at one or more remote locations. According to some embodiments, the methods and systems comprise responsive to receiving a request to form a vehicular micro cloud from a client device, communicating with a plurality of vehicles within an area of a geographic location to collectively form a vehicular micro cloud at the geographic location, where client device is remote from the area of the geographic location. The methods and systems further include receiving resource data from the plurality of vehicles, the resource data comprising detection results of an environment surrounding the geographic location based on sensor sets of the plurality of vehicles, and transmitting the resource data to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Seyhan Ucar, Takamasa Higuchi, Onur Altintas, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20240116497
    Abstract: A trailer monitoring system for a vehicle includes a processor and a memory communicably coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to receive, from at least one monocular camera mounted to a vehicle towing a trailer, at least one monocular camera image of at least a portion of the trailer. The instructions also cause the processor to generate at least one depth map based on the at least one monocular camera image. The instructions further cause the processor to identify a trailer irregularity based on the at least one depth map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Emrah Akin Sisbot, Seyhan Ucar, Takamasa Higuchi, Yongkang Liu, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20240116530
    Abstract: An object detection system for a vehicle includes a processor and a memory communicably coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to receive a priority assignment set by an occupant of a vehicle. The priority assignment corresponds to a customization of at least one warning characteristic. The at least one warning characteristic includes a distance threshold. The instructions also cause the processor to detect an object in an external environment of the vehicle and apply the priority assignment to the object. The instructions further cause the processor to issue a warning according to the at least one warning characteristic. According to the distance threshold, the warning is issued when a distance from the vehicle to the object meets the distance threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Emrah Akin Sisbot, Seyhan Ucar, Takamasa Higuchi, Yongkang Liu, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20240109541
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting when a vehicle engages in anomalous driving behavior and managing nearby vehicles to mitigate risk to the nearby vehicles due to the anomalous driving behavior. According to some embodiments, the methods and systems comprise receiving an indication that an anomalous driving behavior of a first vehicle is detected, and identifying a plurality of vehicles within a geographic area of the first vehicle based on receiving the indication. The methods and systems further include generating an arrangement for the plurality of vehicles based on the detected anomalous driving behavior, determining a target speed for each of the plurality of vehicles based on the determined arrangement and a current speed of each of the plurality of vehicles, and communicating control messages to each of the plurality of vehicles. The control messages comprising the target speed to distribute the plurality of vehicles into the determined arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: SEYHAN UCAR, Tomohiro Matsuda, Emrah Akin Sisbot, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20240110805
    Abstract: A parking assist system for a vehicle includes a processor and a memory communicably coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to detect a parking space for a vehicle. The instructions further cause the processor to identify one or more parking parameters related to parking the vehicle in the parking space. The parking parameters include a point-of-interest associated with the parking space. The instructions further cause the processor to determine a suitability of the parking space based on the one or more parking parameters. Determining the suitability of the parking space includes predicting a point-of-interest-related action to be performed by an occupant after parking the vehicle in the parking space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Emrah Akin Sisbot, Seyhan Ucar, Takamasa Higuchi, Yongkang Liu, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20240109540
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for programmatically verifying an origin of abnormal driving. Some examples of abnormal driving may include aggressive driving (e.g., tailgating, cut-in lane, etc.), distracted driving (e.g., swerving, delayed reaction, etc.), and reckless driving (e.g., green light running, lane change without signaling, etc.). For example, the systems and methods may receive an identification of a second vehicle performing abnormal driving from an ego vehicle; initiate a verification process of the identification of the abnormal driving; access driving data associated with an origin of the abnormal driving, wherein the driving data includes the ego vehicle and the second vehicle; using the driving data, determine a confirm or deny decision regarding the identification of the second vehicle from the ego vehicle; and provide the confirm or deny decision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seyhan UCAR, Tomohiro MATSUDA, Emrah Akin SISBOT, Kentaro OGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240097984
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for forming remote vehicular micro clouds at one or more remote locations. According to some embodiments, the methods and systems comprise responsive to receiving a request to form a vehicular micro cloud from a client device, communicating with a plurality of vehicles within an area of a geographic location to collectively form a vehicular micro cloud at the geographic location, where client device is remote from the area of the geographic location. The methods and systems further include receiving resource data from the plurality of vehicles, the resource data comprising detection results of an environment surrounding the geographic location based on sensor sets of the plurality of vehicles, and transmitting the resource data to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: SEYHAN UCAR, TAKAMASA HIGUCHI, ONUR ALTINTAS, KENTARO OGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20240096218
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for forming a knowledge hub. According to some embodiments, the methods and systems comprise determining a region of interest comprising a geographical portion of a roadway, determining an appropriate notification associated with the region of interest, the appropriate notification comprising instructions to navigate the geographical portion of the roadway, examining available resources to generate a knowledge hub about the region of interest and notifying the driver of the vehicle of the appropriate notification associated with the region of interest when the vehicle enters into the region of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Publication date: March 21, 2024
    Applicants: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: SEYHAN UCAR, TAKAMASA HIGUCHI, ONUR ALTINTAS
  • Patent number: 11935310
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to managing a vehicular micro cloud. A method may include determining join/leave protocols for a vehicular micro cloud and transmitting the join/leave protocols to a local vehicle in a vicinity of the vehicular micro cloud prior to the local vehicle joining the vehicular micro cloud. The join/leave protocols can define at least: 1) a procedure for the local vehicle to join the vehicular micro cloud and contribute computing resources to a collaborative micro cloud task, and 2) a protocol for handing an incomplete task when the local vehicle leaves the vehicular micro cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Seyhan Ucar, Takamasa Higuchi, Chang-Heng Wang, Enes Krijestorac, Onur Altintas
  • Patent number: 11935404
    Abstract: A method of operating a traffic management system may comprise identifying a vehicle queue in a first lane of a road based on sensor data from one or more connected vehicles traveling along the road, determining driving instructions for a connected vehicle within a queue management region in a second lane, adjacent to the first lane, to create a gap in front of the connected vehicle for a vehicle in the vehicle queue to change lanes into the gap, and transmitting the driving instructions to the connected vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Baik Hoh, Hao Yang, Seyhan Ucar, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20240071229
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to identifying connected vehicles through invoking maneuvers by vehicles that assist with distinguishing between safety messages having unassociated identifiers originating from the connected vehicles. In one embodiment, a method includes identifying surrounding vehicles including indeterminate vehicles from a driving environment using temporary identifiers received from the surrounding vehicles. The method also includes generating trajectories for the indeterminate vehicles. The method also includes distinguishing the indeterminate vehicles from communications using the temporary identifiers by observing execution of the trajectories by the indeterminate vehicles. The method also includes executing a planning task by a subject vehicle using safety information from the communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sergei S. Avedisov, Seyhan Ucar, Rui Guo, Onur Altintas
  • Publication number: 20240067200
    Abstract: Compensation can be made for mismatch in abnormal driving behavior detection between an ego vehicle and its human driver. Sensor data of a surrounding driving environment can be acquired. The acquired sensor data can be analyzed to detect abnormal driving behavior by a vehicle in the surrounding driving environment. Responsive to detecting abnormal driving behavior by the vehicle in the surrounding driving environment, the abnormal driving behavior can be classified as to whether it is severe. If the abnormal driving behavior is classified as not being severe, an amplified version of the abnormal driving behavior can be caused to be presented to the human driver of the ego vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seyhan Ucar, Emrah Akin Sisbot, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Patent number: 11916736
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for reorganizing autonomous entities to meet a resource demand of a vehicular micro cloud. In some embodiments, a method for a connected vehicle that is a member of the vehicular micro cloud includes modifying an operation of a communication unit of the connected vehicle to receive, via a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) network, a reorganization message that includes a reorganization instruction to fulfill the resource demand of the vehicular micro cloud. The method includes executing the reorganization instruction to incorporate one or more resources of an autonomous entity into a resource pool of the vehicular micro cloud so that the resource demand of the vehicular micro cloud is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Seyhan Ucar, Takamasa Higuchi, Onur Altintas, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Publication number: 20240059279
    Abstract: Systems include a controller programmed to instruct a sensor to detect an object in an environment of a vehicle in response to an activation of a fall-on-car prevention function, determine a first value of a parameter pertaining to the object at a first time with the sensor, determine a second value of the parameter pertaining to the object at a second time with the sensor, and automatically cause an action to occur based on a comparison of the first value of the parameter and the second value of the parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicants: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Seyhan Ucar, Emrah Akin Sisbot, Kentaro Oguchi