Patents by Inventor Steven Feit

Steven Feit 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: 10496194
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Patent number: 10491733
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for privacy management are provided herein. In one or more embodiments, privacy management may be provided by adjusting the way a system provides notifications, handles communications, or executes applications based on the presence or positioning of one or more occupants within a vehicle. In other words, a vehicle may provide notifications in a first manner when merely a driver is present but provide notifications in a second manner (e.g., different than the first manner) when an additional occupant is detected. Sensors may be utilized to detect the presence or positioning of occupants and communications or applications may be managed accordingly. In this manner, privacy management is provided, thus enhancing security of applications or communications utilized by occupants of a vehicle, such as a driver, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Ross Cameron Miller, Matt Conway, Michael Smith, Sophie Milton, Churu Yun
  • Patent number: 10481757
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling an electronic system is presented. An icon is displayed on a display. The icon is associated with a function of the electronic system and has an entrance zone about a center of the icon and an exit zone about the center of the icon. The exit zone is larger than the entrance zone. A location of a gaze of a user upon the display is detected using an eye gaze detection system. When the location of the gaze of the user is within the entrance zone, an indication that the icon is selected is presented. When the location of the gaze of the user is outside the exit zone, an indication that the icon is deselected is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Jason Lin, Ross C. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190324721
    Abstract: According to one or more aspects, systems and methods for human-vehicle interaction are described herein. A touchpad may include a first touchpad zone and a second touchpad zone. A display may include a first display zone and a second display zone, which correspond to the first touchpad zone and the second touchpad zone, respectively. A processor may execute instructions stored on a memory to perform rendering a first application in a first mode within the first display zone of the display and rendering a second application in a second mode within the second display zone of the display. The processor, in response to an input from the touchpad, may render the already running second application in a first mode within the first display zone of the display and render the first application in a second mode within the second display zone of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Ross C. Miller, Jessica Champi
  • Patent number: 10402161
    Abstract: According to one or more aspects, systems and methods for human-vehicle interaction are described herein. A touchpad may include a first touchpad zone and a second touchpad zone. A display may include a first display zone and a second display zone, which correspond to the first touchpad zone and the second touchpad zone, respectively. A processor may execute instructions stored on a memory to perform rendering a first application in a first mode within the first display zone of the display and rendering a second application in a second mode within the second display zone of the display. The processor, in response to an input from the touchpad, may render the already running second application in a first mode within the first display zone of the display and render the first application in a second mode within the second display zone of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Ross C. Miller, Jessica Champi
  • Patent number: 10336323
    Abstract: A system for preventing accidents includes an eye gaze detector for receiving an eye gaze vector from a driver. The system additionally comprises a proximity sensor for detecting locations of nearby objects and their velocities. A risk is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity. Additionally, the driver's knowledge of vehicle circumstances is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity as well as the eye gaze location. Responsive to the driver's knowledge and the risk, an alert is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Nicholas A. Scheufler, Ross C. Miller, Michelle Kosterich, Jason Lin, Dave Jaeyeong Choi, Cody D. Grebe
  • Patent number: 10289260
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for application management are provided herein. For example, a system for application management may launch or execute multiple applications, such as a first application and a second application. The system for application management may provide a user with different ways of multi-tasking or ways to switch between applications, such as providing or generating home screen shortcuts for a most recently utilized application or a most frequently launched application. Additionally, the system for application management may enable multi-tasking or swapping of applications when a user double taps a home button, initiates a swipe gesture, hits a task swap button, speaks a voice command, etc. In this manner, application management is provided such that a user may engage in the use of multiple applications or switching between in a quick or efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Ross Miller, Michael Smith, Matt Conway, Sophie Milton, Churu Yun, Ric Ewing
  • Publication number: 20190118603
    Abstract: A pet mode door and suspension control system and method includes determining whether a door control action has occurred with respect to a door on the vehicle. When determined that the door control action has occurred, the system and method further includes determining whether a pet mode control action is needed. When determined that the pet mode control action is needed, a suspension control command is sent to suspension control system for raising and/or lowering at least one side of the vehicle and a door control command is sent to a power control unit for opening or closing the door in accord with the door control action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Feit
  • Patent number: 10037091
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys L. Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Publication number: 20180196589
    Abstract: An infotainment computer device for use in controlling an infotainment system in a vehicle is provided. The infotainment computer device includes at least one processor communicatively coupled to at least one memory device and a display device communicatively coupled to the at least one processor. The infotainment computer device is programmed to display an active page and a toolbar. The active page includes a plurality of buttons and the toolbar includes a shortcut area including at least one shortcut button. The infotainment computer device is also programmed to receive a first input requesting access to a customization mode, retrieve a current speed of the vehicle, activate the customization mode if the current speed of the vehicle is zero, receive a second input indicating a desired change to at least one of the active page and the toolbar, and change the display based on the desired change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Feit, David A. Vanderburgh, Ross C. Miller, Koo Ho Shin
  • Publication number: 20180136902
    Abstract: According to one or more aspects, systems and methods for human-vehicle interaction are described herein. A touchpad may include a first touchpad zone and a second touchpad zone. A display may include a first display zone and a second display zone, which correspond to the first touchpad zone and the second touchpad zone, respectively. A processor may execute instructions stored on a memory to perform rendering a first application in a first mode within the first display zone of the display and rendering a second application in a second mode within the second display zone of the display. The processor, in response to an input from the touchpad, may render the already running second application in a first mode within the first display zone of the display and render the first application in a second mode within the second display zone of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Ross C. Miller, Jessica Champi
  • Publication number: 20180024659
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Publication number: 20170371515
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute and zone coordinate mapping with graphic animations include presenting a user interface in an inactive state, wherein a background graphic animation and a user interface object graphic animation are presented on the user interface in an inactive format. The method and system also include determining that a touch input is provided on a touchpad to map a selected user interface object presented on the user interface based on an absolute mapped position of the touch input received on the touchpad. The method and system additionally include presenting the user interface in an active state, wherein the background graphic animation and the user interface object graphic animation are presented on the user interface in an active format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Ross Cameron Miller, Jessica Champi, Shaun Westbrook, Michael Tsay
  • Publication number: 20170295274
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for privacy management are provided herein. In one or more embodiments, privacy management may be provided by adjusting the way a system provides notifications, handles communications, or executes applications based on the presence or positioning of one or more occupants within a vehicle. In other words, a vehicle may provide notifications in a first manner when merely a driver is present but provide notifications in a second manner (e.g., different than the first manner) when an additional occupant is detected. Sensors may be utilized to detect the presence or positioning of occupants and communications or applications may be managed accordingly. In this manner, privacy management is provided, thus enhancing security of applications or communications utilized by occupants of a vehicle, such as a driver, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Ross Cameron Miller, Matthew Conway, Michael Smith, Sophie Milton, Churu Yun
  • Publication number: 20170293373
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys L. Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Patent number: 9787812
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for privacy management are provided herein. In one or more embodiments, privacy management may be provided by adjusting the way a system provides notifications, handles communications, or executes applications based on the presence or positioning of one or more occupants within a vehicle. In other words, a vehicle may provide notifications in a first manner when merely a driver is present but provide notifications in a second manner (e.g., different than the first manner) when an additional occupant is detected. Sensors may be utilized to detect the presence or positioning of occupants and communications or applications may be managed accordingly. In this manner, privacy management is provided, thus enhancing security of applications or communications utilized by occupants of a vehicle, such as a driver, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Ross Miller, Michael Smith, Matt Conway, Sophie Milton, Churu Yun
  • Patent number: 9760175
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for a morphable pad and display configured for tactile control. The system comprises a display for displaying a user interface comprising a layout of vehicle control features. The display is configured to highlight a portion of the layout associated with a received highlight input, and to update the layout based on a received selection input. A morphable pad is connected to the display and comprises an array of switches. Each switch is configured to receive highlight input and selection input. The switches are also configured to adjust in tactile feel to match the layout, and to reconfigure in tactile feel responsive to a change in the layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Scheufler, Steven Feit, Dave Jaeyeong Choi, Ross C. Miller
  • Publication number: 20170247031
    Abstract: A system for preventing accidents includes an eye gaze detector for receiving an eye gaze vector from a driver. The system additionally comprises a proximity sensor for detecting locations of nearby objects and their velocities. A risk is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity. Additionally, the driver's knowledge of vehicle circumstances is determined based on the nearby object location and velocity as well as the eye gaze location. Responsive to the driver's knowledge and the risk, an alert is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Nicholas A. Scheufler, Ross C. Miller, Michelle Kosterich, Jason Lin, Dave Jaeyeong Choi, Cody D. Grebe
  • Patent number: 9727231
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a plurality of display input zones corresponding to one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen. The method and system further include determining a user input to one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen based on the absolute mapped position of the touch input on at least one of the one or more user interface objects presented on the display screen, and the plurality of display input zones on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ross Cameron Miller, Parhys Napier, Cody D. Grebe, David Albert Vanderburgh, Steven Feit
  • Patent number: D841673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, David Vanderburgh, Ross Miller, Koo Ho Shin