Patents by Inventor SHIV G. PATEL

SHIV G. PATEL 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: 20200391562
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a trailer includes a detection device configured to monitor a connection between a coupler attached to the trailer and a trailer hitch attached to a vehicle and generate data related to the connection, and a processing device configured to receive the data from the detection device, and analyze the data to detect whether a partial detachment condition is present. Based on detecting the partial detachment condition, the processing device is configured to generate a notification to a driver to alert the driver of the partial detachment condition and/or control operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Shiv G. Patel, Ephraim C. Yuen, Kibrom Yohannes
  • Publication number: 20200172106
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle includes an actuator, a sensor, and a controller configured to selectively control the actuator in an autonomous driving mode. The controller is configured to identify an adjacent driving lane proximate a current driving lane based on signals from the sensor. The controller is configured to access a current lane preference value and an adjacent lane preference value from non-transient data memory. The controller is configured to calculate a relative position and relative velocity of a target object external to the vehicle. The controller is configured to calculate a current lane weight value for the current driving lane and an adjacent lane weight value for the adjacent driving lane. The controller is configured to, in response to the adjacent lane weight value exceeding the current lane weight value, automatically control the actuator to perform a lane change maneuver from the current driving lane to the adjacent driving lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin A. O'Dea, Sami Ahmed, Shiv G. Patel
  • Publication number: 20200130745
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to a method and apparatus for vehicle side trailer detection in a motor vehicle. In particular, the system is operative to determine a trailer connection by activating a trailer lighting circuit and detecting a signal on a pin of the trailer connection. A signal generator and a switch are housed within the trailer connector such that the switch is depressed and the signal generator is activated in response to an insertion of a plug within the trailer connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Cooke, Ralph D. Schlottke, Shiv G. Patel
  • Patent number: 10567724
    Abstract: A method and system to perform dynamic demosaicing for a camera in a vehicle involve an array of image sensors of the camera to obtain light intensity values. Each image sensor of the array of image sensors represents a pixel. An array of filters of the camera overlays the array of image sensors and restricts a wavelength range for which the one image sensor of the array of image sensors obtains the light intensity value. The array of filters includes at least two different types of filters corresponding with two different wavelength ranges. A processor estimates a current state associated with the vehicle and selects a demosaicing algorithm based on the current state such that, for each pixel, the demosaicing algorithm facilitates an estimate of the light intensity value at a different wavelength range than the wavelength range for which the corresponding image sensor obtained the light intensity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shiv G. Patel, Mohannad Murad, Joseph G. Machak, Fred W. Huntzicker
  • Patent number: 10491807
    Abstract: A camera control system of a vehicle comprises a plurality of sensors configured to determine vehicle data and a camera control module configured to receive the vehicle data from the plurality of sensors. The camera control module is further configured to one of: i) adjust at least one operating parameter of the camera based on vehicle movement data received from the plurality of sensors; or ii) adjust at least one operating parameter of the camera based on light level data received from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shiv G. Patel, Grant L. Meade, Ephraim C. Yuen, Michael A. Wuergler
  • Publication number: 20190313073
    Abstract: A method and system to perform dynamic demosaicing for a camera in a vehicle involve an array of image sensors of the camera to obtain light intensity values. Each image sensor of the array of image sensors represents a pixel. An array of filters of the camera overlays the array of image sensors and restricts a wavelength range for which the one image sensor of the array of image sensors obtains the light intensity value. The array of filters includes at least two different types of filters corresponding with two different wavelength ranges. A processor estimates a current state associated with the vehicle and selects a demosaicing algorithm based on the current state such that, for each pixel, the demosaicing algorithm facilitates an estimate of the light intensity value at a different wavelength range than the wavelength range for which the corresponding image sensor obtained the light intensity value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Shiv G. Patel, Mohannad Murad, Joseph G. Machak, Fred W. Huntzicker
  • Publication number: 20190248364
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, by a processor, sensor data indicative of conditions of a roadway in a path of a first vehicle; determining, by a processor, road hazard information based on the presence of a road hazard within the roadway; assigning, by a processor, a category to the road hazard information; selectively communicating, by a processor, the road hazard information to a second vehicle based on vehicle information associated with the second vehicle and the category; and selectively, by a processor, controlling the second vehicle based on the vehicle information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Rana Dastgir, Shiv G. Patel, Ryan J. Benoit, Norman J. Weigert
  • Patent number: 10380897
    Abstract: A vehicle system to assist a driver during a potential passing event of a passing vehicle includes a transceiver and a display. A passing assist module in communication with the transceiver and the display is configured to cause the transceiver to establish a wireless connection with a remote transceiver of a target vehicle and to receive a remote video signal from a camera and the remote transceiver associated with the target vehicle and cause the display of the passing vehicle to output at least one of a video signal and an image based on the remote video signal from the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shiv G. Patel, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Ephraim C. Yuen
  • Patent number: 10230877
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a sensor unit, a body, a camera, a display, and a controller. The sensor unit obtains sensor data pertaining to conditions pertaining to the vehicle. The camera is mounted on the body, and includes a lens. The display is disposed within the body, and provides images from the camera. The controller is configured to at least facilitate rotating the lens, based at least in part on the one or more conditions, between a first position and a second position. When in the first position, the lens has a first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a first field of view. When in the second position, the lens has a second focal length that is shorter than the first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a second field of view that is wider than the first field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Yuen, Shiv G. Patel, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman
  • Publication number: 20190014283
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for providing vehicles with video feed for making a turn. In one example, a vehicle includes sensors, a transceiver, a processor, and a display device. The sensors are configured to generate sensor data pertaining to operation of the vehicle. The processor is configured to determine when the vehicle is about to make a turn at an intersection, based at least in part on the sensor data. The transceiver is configured to receive a video feed from one or more cameras of a second vehicle, the second vehicle disposed proximate the intersection, when the vehicle is about to make a turn, for use in assistance with making the turn of the vehicle at the intersection. The display device is configured to display the video feed in accordance with instructions provided by the processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Yuen, Shiv G. Patel, Akram Abdel-Rahman
  • Patent number: 10178337
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for providing vehicles with video feed for making a turn. In one example, a vehicle includes sensors, a transceiver, a processor, and a display device. The sensors are configured to generate sensor data pertaining to operation of the vehicle. The processor is configured to determine when the vehicle is about to make a turn at an intersection, based at least in part on the sensor data. The transceiver is configured to receive a video feed from one or more cameras of a second vehicle, the second vehicle disposed proximate the intersection, when the vehicle is about to make a turn, for use in assistance with making the turn of the vehicle at the intersection. The display device is configured to display the video feed in accordance with instructions provided by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Yuen, Shiv G. Patel, Akram Abdel-Rahman
  • Publication number: 20180376054
    Abstract: A camera control system of a vehicle comprises a plurality of sensors configured to determine vehicle data and a camera control module configured to receive the vehicle data from the plurality of sensors. The camera control module is further configured to one of: i) adjust at least one operating parameter of the camera based on vehicle movement data received from the plurality of sensors; or ii) adjust at least one operating parameter of the camera based on light level data received from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Shiv G. PATEL, Grant L. MEADE, Ephraim C. YUEN, Michael A. WUERGLER
  • Patent number: 10129439
    Abstract: A number of illustrative variations may include a method of producing augmented reality experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Prakash Murugesan, Shiv G. Patel, Michael A. Wuergler
  • Publication number: 20180115687
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a sensor unit, a body, a camera, a display, and a controller. The sensor unit obtains sensor data pertaining to conditions pertaining to the vehicle. The camera is mounted on the body, and includes a lens. The display is disposed within the body, and provides images from the camera. The controller is configured to at least facilitate rotating the lens, based at least in part on the one or more conditions, between a first position and a second position. When in the first position, the lens has a first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a first field of view. When in the second position, the lens has a second focal length that is shorter than the first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a second field of view that is wider than the first field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: EPHRAIM C. YUEN, SHIV G. PATEL, AKRAM M. ABDEL-RAHMAN
  • Patent number: 9904146
    Abstract: A product may include a lens and a shade. A field of view may be defined through the lens. An actuator may selectively position the shade within the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: gm global technology operations llc
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Yuen, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Shiv G. Patel
  • Patent number: 9902229
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a suspension system of a vehicle. In one embodiment, the method includes: receiving, by a processor, sensor data indicative of conditions of a roadway in a path of the vehicle; determining, by a processor, a continuous road profile based on the sensor data; and selectively controlling, by a processor, at least one suspension element of the vehicle based on the continuous road profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Mettrick, Shiv G. Patel, Fahim Javid, Dhruv Oberoi, Ankur Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20170280024
    Abstract: A number of illustrative variations may include a method of producing augmented reality experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: PRAKASH MURUGESAN, SHIV G. PATEL, MICHAEL A. WUERGLER
  • Publication number: 20170240018
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a suspension system of a vehicle. In one embodiment, the method includes: receiving, by a processor, sensor data indicative of conditions of a roadway in a path of the vehicle; determining, by a processor, a continuous road profile based on the sensor data; and selectively controlling, by a processor, at least one suspension element of the vehicle based on the continuous road profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER J. METTRICK, SHIV G. PATEL, FAHIM JAVID, DHRUV OBEROI, ANKUR AGRAWAL
  • Publication number: 20170123293
    Abstract: A product may include a lens and a shade. A field of view may be defined through the lens. An actuator may selectively position the shade within the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: EPHRAIM C. YUEN, AKRAM M. ABDEL-RAHMAN, SHIV G. PATEL