Patents by Inventor Sudipto Aich

Sudipto Aich 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: 20200039551
    Abstract: A dolly includes an actuated platform and obstruction sensor as well as a camera and a depth sensor. The eye height of a user is determined according to outputs of the camera and depth sensor. The platform is then moved to an elbow height determined based on the eye height and the depth sensor is moved to a position above the platform. In response to detecting obstruction of the obstruction sensor, the platform is lowered. Upon completion of loading, the platform is lowered to a lowest position. A stand may be retracted upon lowering of the platform to its lowest position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Jamel SEAGRAVES, Chih-Wei TANG, Sudipto AICH
  • Publication number: 20190383621
    Abstract: A provider, such as a transportation management service, can manage transport for a number of riders between various locations. Individual routes can include at least two segments using the same or different modes of transportation. A customer can select a transportation option for the journey that causes reservations to be made for the various segments. Upon completion of a journey, a customer can be prompted to provide feedback. This can include feedback for the individual segments, in addition to the overall multi-segment journey. The feedback can be allocated across aspects or components of the various segments, and aggregated with feedback from other users in order to generate performance data for the various segments, routes, aspects, and components used to provide the various transportation or mobility options. This information can be utilized in making routing determinations for future transportation requests, and can be exposed to the various transportation providers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jeanne Isaacs, Sudipto Aich, Justin Danielson, Will Farrelly
  • Publication number: 20190383623
    Abstract: A provider, such as a transportation management service, can manage transport for a number of riders between various locations. Routes can include at least two segments using the same or different modes of transportation. A customer can select a transportation option for an initial segment, without having to commit to options for other segments of the route. Transportation for those subsequent segments can be automatically booked or suggested at, or during, a time for the journey, such as during travel for the initial segment of the journey. A transportation service can receive confirmation that the rider is on a particular vehicle, determine the estimated time and location of arrival, and determine routing options for the next segment. The service can then automatically book the best option for the rider, or can suggest one or more options for selection or confirmation by the rider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, Jeanne Isaacs, Jamel Seagraves
  • Publication number: 20190383622
    Abstract: A provider, such as a transportation management service, can manage transport for a number of riders between various locations. Individual routes can include at least two segments using the same or different modes of transportation. A customer can select a transportation option for the journey that causes reservations to be made for the various segments. It might subsequently be determined that the customer will be unable to make a connection for at least one of the segments. Using information such as an estimated time of arrival of the current segment, the customer can be rebooked on an alternate transportation option that will enable the customer to be transported to the target destination according to the criteria for the journey. Segments can be rebooked for other reasons as well, such as where a better segment option becomes available or is discovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, Jeanne Isaacs, Lisa Ratner, John Abernethy, Jamel Seagraves
  • Patent number: 10501143
    Abstract: A bicycle includes a frame, a charging circuit carried by the frame and configured to capture energy associated with movement of the bicycle, a power module carried by the frame, and a switch disposed electrically between the charging circuit and power module. The power module, in response to an indication that the bicycle is travelling downhill, closes the switch to enable energy transfer between the charging circuit and power module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jamel Seagraves, Chih-Wei Tang, Sudipto Aich, Justin Carrus, David Gomez
  • Publication number: 20190311327
    Abstract: A system for delivering items or packages to an unattended vehicle after receiving an order for delivery of an item or package to a vehicle is disclosed. The system determines identifying information for the vehicle, where the identifying information includes a wireless identifier of the vehicle. The system determines a delivery location of the vehicle. The system transmits a request to dispatch a delivery vehicle to deliver a package to the vehicle, wherein the request comprises the identifying information and the delivery location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Aysha HABBABA, John Weizhong LUO, Lynn Valerie KEISER, Hyung Min BAEK, Sudipto AICH, Simon Murtha SMITH, Alexander Silvio MULLER, Jennifer L. BRACE
  • Publication number: 20190278848
    Abstract: A transportation platform interfaces with various entities of a transportation system, which may execute instances of a common transportation operating systems. Third-party applications access data and other transportation systems subject to regulatory restrictions of a government agency. Third party applications may perform useful functions and provide interfaces to users of the transportation system or administrators. Data from third-party applications may be added to a transportation database and used by other applications, such as according to purchase agreements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Sudipto Aich
  • Publication number: 20190279180
    Abstract: A multi-modal transportation system detects presence of a user passing through a multimodal transportation system. User presence may be detected from transaction information, detection of a card or other tag, detection of a the user's mobile device by active or passive beacons, Wi-Fi usage, or other sources. Speed and continued presence of the mobile device in a vehicle may be evaluated to determine usage of a transportation mode. Electronic payment from a user may be invoked based on detected usage. Usage of multiple modes may be combined to define a journey of the user. Transportation usage may also be collected and used by administrators of the multimodal transportation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Sudipto Aich
  • Patent number: 10336318
    Abstract: A vehicle parking assist system includes at least one processor configured to establish communication with a parking automation system external to a vehicle to assist in a parking maneuver. The parking automation system includes at least one sensor to provide a measured distance value from an object to the vehicle. The processor is further configured to control a brake system of the vehicle based on the measured distance value via the sensor. The processor is further configured to control the vehicle to come to a stop based on the measured distance value being less than a first predefined threshold via the brake system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, Casey Bryan Feldman, Jamel Seagraves, Yonathan Redda
  • Patent number: 10293816
    Abstract: A parking system adaptively controlling a vehicle during a parking maneuver using a park assist system, for example an active park assist (APA) or trailer backup assist (TBA). Control of the park assist system based on previous speed profiles at a geographic location where the same park assist system was previously activated. The parking system including an activation system that, based on vehicle speed and geographic location, activates the park assist system when preconditions for park assist system operation are met. The activation system may cooperate with the park assist system based on default or previously stored drive history profiles associated with the current geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shane Elwart, Sudipto Aich
  • Patent number: 10253714
    Abstract: A method or system for controlling a vehicle having auto stop and auto start functions includes selectively inhibiting or disabling the auto stop or auto start functions in response to a detected vehicle position relative to an automatically learned vehicle route. The vehicle route is learned in response to previous drive cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shane Elwart, Sudipto Aich, Jamel Seagraves
  • Patent number: 10131204
    Abstract: A system may receive historical climate control selections by a user and environmental conditions across a plurality of climate-controlled contexts; identify a correlation of temperature settings in a first of the climate-controlled contexts to temperature settings in a second of the climate-controlled contexts for an environmental condition; and update a user profile of the user according to the correlation. The system may also identify an upcoming user transition from a first climate-controlled context to a second climate-controlled context; and precondition the second context in accordance with the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, Jamel Seagraves, Casey Bryan Feldman, Yonathan Aklilu Redda
  • Publication number: 20180216950
    Abstract: The present disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for providing a socially based platform for rating routes of travel based on member user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Jamel Seagraves, Sudipto Aich, Chih-Wei Tang, Yonathan Redda
  • Patent number: 10005352
    Abstract: A drive unit for a vehicle includes a drive unit spindle. The drive unit spindle extends along an axis for connecting the drive unit to the vehicle. The drive unit further includes one or more wheel assemblies. Each of the wheel assemblies has a hub that is removably supported by the spindle along the axis. At least one of the wheel assemblies includes a wheel which rotates about the hub and a motor connected to the wheel to rotate the wheel about the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, David Melcher, Zachary David Nelson, Christopher Peplin, Jamel Seagraves
  • Patent number: 9970778
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a charging interface that is configured to connect to a bicycle battery and a processing device programmed to determine a state of charge of the bicycle battery. The processing device further estimates traveling ranges of a vehicle and a bicycle. The vehicle system further includes a navigation module programmed to generate a route to a selected destination based on the estimated traveling ranges of the vehicle and the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, David Melcher, Zachary David Nelson, Christopher Peplin, Jamel Seagraves
  • Publication number: 20180109762
    Abstract: A vehicle and trailer display system is disclosed. The display system includes a plurality of imaging devices disposed on the vehicle, each having a field of view. The display system further includes a screen disposed in the vehicle operable to display images from the imaging devices. A controller is in communication with the imaging devices and the screen and is operable to receive a hitch angle corresponding to the angle between the vehicle and the trailer. Based on the hitch angle, the controller is operable to select a field of view of an imaging device to display on the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, Roger Arnold Trombley, John Shutko, Alex Maurice Miller
  • Patent number: 9870696
    Abstract: A vehicle computing system includes at least one processor configured to communicate with a remote smoke detector device includes a smart device interface configured to provide access to the remote smoke detector device, a scripting application configured to utilize the smart device interface to execute scripting settings to manage the remote smoke detector, and a user interface of the scripting application configured to output one or more messages from the remote smoke detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, Casey Bryan Feldman, Jamel Seagraves, Yonathan Aklilu Redda
  • Patent number: 9863789
    Abstract: Example rotating camera systems and methods are described. In one implementation, an apparatus includes a motor having a camera mounting mechanism and configured to rotate a camera attached to the mounting mechanism. A communication module receives vehicle data from a vehicle. A rotation control module determines a current rotational orientation of the motor and determines a speed and direction to rotate the motor based on the received vehicle data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jamel Seagraves, Sudipto Aich
  • Patent number: 9854209
    Abstract: A vehicle and trailer display system is disclosed. The display system includes a plurality of imaging devices disposed on the vehicle, each having a field of view. The display system further includes a screen disposed in the vehicle operable to display images from the imaging devices. A controller is in communication with the imaging devices and the screen and is operable to receive a hitch angle corresponding to the angle between the vehicle and the trailer. Based on the hitch angle, the controller is operable to select a field of view of an imaging device to display on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sudipto Aich, Roger Arnold Trombley, John Shutko, Alex Maurice Miller
  • Publication number: 20170305496
    Abstract: A bicycle includes a frame, a charging circuit carried by the frame and configured to capture energy associated with movement of the bicycle, a power module carried by the frame, and a switch disposed electrically between the charging circuit and power module. The power module, in response to an indication that the bicycle is travelling downhill, closes the switch to enable energy transfer between the charging circuit and power module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jamel SEAGRAVES, Chih-Wei TANG, Sudipto AICH, Justin CARRUS, David GOMEZ