Patents by Inventor Steven Joseph Szwabowski

Steven Joseph Szwabowski 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: 20210232859
    Abstract: A computer, including a processor and a memory, the memory including instructions to be executed by the processor to train a generative adversarial network (GAN) to reconstruct a missing portion of an image by determining a reconstructed portion of the image based on data from portions of the image surrounding the missing portion and compare an acquired image with the reconstructed portion of the image to determine a damaged portion. The instructions further include instructions to determine estimated damage based on the damaged portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pankaj Kumar, Avisek Naug, Imad Makki, Steven Joseph Szwabowski
  • Publication number: 20210114565
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to identify an initial lateral distance and an initial longitudinal distance of a host vehicle in a turn at an initiation of the turn, predict a heading angle of the host vehicle at a specified time after the initiation of the turn, predict a final lateral distance and a final longitudinal distance between the host vehicle and a target at the specified time based on the identified lateral distance, the identified longitudinal position, and the predicted heading angle, determine a lateral offset at a longitudinal time to collision based on the final lateral distance and the final longitudinal distance, and actuate a brake of the host vehicle according to a threat assessment based on the lateral offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yuhao Liu, Christopher Pontisakos, Steven Joseph Szwabowski, Alex Maurice Miller
  • Patent number: 10875543
    Abstract: A system, comprising a first computer that includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to input an expected control input to a second computer, and then, to determine a response resulting from the expected control input. The memory stores instructions to determine a compensated control input based on the expected control input and the response, and to input the compensated control input to the second computer to achieve the expected control input. The second computer is provided to actuate a vehicle component to achieve the expected control input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dimitar Petrov Filev, Yan Wang, Steven Joseph Szwabowski
  • Patent number: 10699457
    Abstract: An object exterior to a vehicle can be detected, and an augmented image of the detected object can be output to a vehicle display device, wherein at least one of dimensions and a motion of the augmented image is adjusted based on an environmental condition and physical attribute of the detected object including at least one of a speed, an acceleration, a location, and a direction of the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Mohan, Steven Joseph Szwabowski, John Ottavio Michelini
  • Patent number: 10570839
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adjusting vehicle operation in response to vehicle weight are described. In one example, an adaptive driver demand correction is adjusted in response to vehicle weight. The methods and systems may provide for more consistent powertrain response and lower vehicle emissions at lower vehicle weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Joseph Szwabowski, John Ottavio Michelini, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Craig Thomas Hodorek, Eric Hongtei Tseng, Davor Hrovat
  • Patent number: 10514457
    Abstract: A computing device in a vehicle, programmed to pilot a vehicle by adaptive cruise control and determine a lane change maneuver based on the adaptive cruise control and determined traffic in an adjacent lane. The computing device can display a prompt to an occupant based on the lane change maneuver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Joseph Talamonti, Steven Joseph Szwabowski, Louis Tijerina
  • Patent number: 10451730
    Abstract: A computing device in a vehicle can determine a time bound for a lane change maneuver based on determining a reaction time, an occupant acceptance time, a vehicle maneuver time and a maneuver cancellation time and request authorization to perform the lane change maneuver. The computing device can determine the time bound has expired, and cancel the authorization request based on the expired time bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Joseph Talamonti, Louis Tijerina, Steven Joseph Szwabowski
  • Patent number: 10423130
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive weather data including a plurality of measured data points in an area around a vehicle, from a remote weather server. The processor is also configured to receive a path from a vehicle subsystem. The processor is further configured to combine the data points and path to form a predictive model reflecting expected weather conditions along the path at future times, the model based on predefined parameters defining expected weather behavior and send the model to a requesting vehicle subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Perry Robinson MacNeille, Yimin Liu, David Charles Weber, Steven Joseph Szwabowski
  • Publication number: 20190287282
    Abstract: An object exterior to a vehicle can be detected, and an augmented image of the detected object can be output to a vehicle display device, wherein at least one of dimensions and a motion of the augmented image is adjusted based on an environmental condition and physical attribute of the detected object including at least one of a speed, an acceleration, a location, and a direction of the detected object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Mohan, Steven Joseph Szwabowski, John Ottavio Michelini
  • Publication number: 20190248377
    Abstract: A system, comprising a first computer that includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to input an expected control input to a second computer, and then, to determine a response resulting from the expected control input. The memory stores instructions to determine a compensated control input based on the expected control input and the response, and to input the compensated control input to the second computer to achieve the expected control input. The second computer is provided to actuate a vehicle component to achieve the expected control input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dimitar Petrov FILEV, Yan WANG, Steven Joseph SZWABOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20190146427
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive weather data including a plurality of measured data points in an area around a vehicle, from a remote weather server. The processor is also configured to receive a path from a vehicle subsystem. The processor is further configured to combine the data points and path to form a predictive model reflecting expected weather conditions along the path at future times, the model based on predefined parameters defining expected weather behavior and send the model to a requesting vehicle subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Perry Robinson MACNEILLE, Yimin LIU, David Charles WEBER, Steven Joseph SZWABOWSKI
  • Patent number: 10145953
    Abstract: A computing device in a vehicle can be programmed to determine a virtual steerable path polynomial including a lane change maneuver, update the virtual steerable path polynomial by controlling a vehicle trajectory, and, pilot the vehicle based on the virtual steerable path polynomial. The computer further programmed to determine the virtual steerable path polynomial based on the vehicle trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Joseph Talamonti, Steven Joseph Szwabowski
  • Publication number: 20180281804
    Abstract: A computing device in a vehicle can be programmed to determine a virtual steerable path polynomial including a lane change maneuver, update the virtual steerable path polynomial by controlling a vehicle trajectory, and, pilot the vehicle based on the virtual steerable path polynomial. The computer further programmed to determine the virtual steerable path polynomial based on the vehicle trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Joseph Talamonti, Steven Joseph Szwabowski
  • Publication number: 20180284266
    Abstract: A computing device in a vehicle, programmed to pilot a vehicle by adaptive cruise control and determine a lane change maneuver based on the adaptive cruise control and determined traffic in an adjacent lane. The computing device can display a prompt to an occupant based on the lane change maneuver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Joseph Talamonti, Steven Joseph Szwabowski, Louis Tijerina
  • Publication number: 20180281854
    Abstract: A computing device in a vehicle can determine a time bound for a lane change maneuver based on determining a reaction time, an occupant acceptance time, a vehicle maneuver time and a maneuver cancellation time and request authorization to perform the lane change maneuver. The computing device can determine the time bound has expired, and cancel the authorization request based on the expired time bound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Joseph Talamonti, Louis Tijerina, Steven Joseph Szwabowski
  • Patent number: 10035510
    Abstract: A controller may indicate a low-traction mode of a vehicle when a longitudinal tracking accumulation exceeds a first threshold value and a lateral response accumulation exceeds a second threshold value. The longitudinal tracking accumulation may measure a tally of activation of a traction control system over time. The lateral response accumulation may measure a comparison of the vehicle yaw-rate to a driver-desired model-based prediction of the yaw-rate. The controller may indicate the low-traction mode by providing a recommendation to switch to the low-traction mode in a human-machine interface screen of the vehicle, or by automatically adjusting the operational mode of at least one electronic control unit of the vehicle to implement the low-traction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Fling Tseng, Steven Joseph Szwabowski, Jianbo Lu, Perry Robinson MacNeille, Xiaoming Wang
  • Patent number: 9969403
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a vehicle location and to access driver-specific driving-mode-change data for the vehicle location. The processor is also configured to determine, based on the accessed data, if a vehicle driving-mode-change has previously occurred at the vehicle location and context a sufficient number of times to cross a predefined threshold and, if so, to automatically change a vehicle driving-mode to the driving-mode associated with the previous driving-mode-change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Hsin-hsiang Yang, Fling Tseng, Steven Joseph Szwabowski
  • Patent number: 9919715
    Abstract: Systems and methods for vehicle mode scheduling with learned user preferences include monitoring vehicle data when a vehicle changes from a first mode to a second mode. The method also includes analyzing the vehicle data to identify a preference for the second mode during a driving context. Additionally, the method includes generating a recommendation on whether to switch to the second mode while traversing a route based on the vehicle data, and the driving context, and presenting the recommendation to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Fling Finn Tseng, Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, Jianbo Lu, Steven Joseph Szwabowski, Perry Robinson MacNeille, Xiaoming Wang
  • Patent number: 9915755
    Abstract: A system for providing weather conditions includes a server in communication with a weather data provision service. The server includes a middleware application operable to process weather data requests. The system also includes a gps module, and at least one component control system, operable to adjust at least one parameter associated with at least one vehicle component. Finally, the illustrative system includes a vehicle computing system, in communication with the GPS module, the at least one component control system, and the server. In response to a request for data from the component control system, the vehicle computing system passes GPS data to the server, including the request for data, and the vehicle computing system responsively receives the requested data from the server. The vehicle computing system relays the received data to the component control system that requested the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Perry Robinson MacNeille, Steven Joseph Szwabowski, Dimitar Petrov Filev, Mark Schunder
  • Publication number: 20170341654
    Abstract: A controller may indicate a low-traction mode of a vehicle when a longitudinal tracking accumulation exceeds a first threshold value and a lateral response accumulation exceeds a second threshold value. The longitudinal tracking accumulation may measure a tally of activation of a traction control system over time. The lateral response accumulation may measure a comparison of the vehicle yaw-rate to a driver-desired model-based prediction of the yaw-rate. The controller may indicate the low-traction mode by providing a recommendation to switch to the low-traction mode in a human-machine interface screen of the vehicle, or by automatically adjusting the operational mode of at least one electronic control unit of the vehicle to implement the low-traction mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Kwaku O. PRAKAH-ASANTE, Fling TSENG, Steven Joseph SZWABOWSKI, Jianbo LU, Perry Robinson MacNEILLE, Xiaoming WANG