Patents by Inventor Tai-Peng Tian

Tai-Peng Tian 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: 11865732
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component. The controller also is configured to assign the tasks to the components of the robotic system and to communicate control signals to the components of the robotic system to autonomously control the robotic system to perform the maintenance on the vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Patent number: 11437039
    Abstract: Modifying operation of an intelligent agent in response to facial expressions and/or emotions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Siddharth Khullar, Abhishek Sharma, Jerremy Holland, Nicholas E. Apostoloff, Russell Y. Webb, Tai-Peng Tian, Tomas J. Pfister
  • Publication number: 20210252712
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component. The controller also is configured to assign the tasks to the components of the robotic system and to communicate control signals to the components of the robotic system to autonomously control the robotic system to perform the maintenance on the vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Publication number: 20210166691
    Abstract: Modifying operation of an intelligent agent in response to facial expressions and/or emotions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Siddharth Khullar, Abhishek Sharma, Jerremy Holland, Nicholas E. Apostoloff, Russell Y. Webb, Tai-Peng Tian, Tomas J. Pfister
  • Patent number: 11020859
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component. The controller also is configured to assign the tasks to the components of the robotic system and to communicate control signals to the components of the robotic system to autonomously control the robotic system to perform the maintenance on the vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Patent number: 10885915
    Abstract: Modifying operation of an intelligent agent in response to facial expressions and/or emotions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Siddharth Khullar, Abhishek Sharma, Jerremy Holland, Nicholas E. Apostoloff, Russell Y. Webb, Tai-Peng Tian, Tomas J. Pfister
  • Publication number: 20190348037
    Abstract: Modifying operation of an intelligent agent in response to facial expressions and/or emotions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Siddharth Khullar, Abhishek Sharma, Jerremy Holland, Nicholas E. Apostoloff, Russell Y. Webb, Tai-Peng Tian, Tomas J. Pfister
  • Publication number: 20190134821
    Abstract: A robotic system includes a controller configured to obtain image data from one or more optical sensors and to determine one or more of a location and/or pose of a vehicle component based on the image data. The controller also is configured to determine a model of an external environment of the robotic system based on the image data and to determine tasks to be performed by components of the robotic system to perform maintenance on the vehicle component. The controller also is configured to assign the tasks to the components of the robotic system and to communicate control signals to the components of the robotic system to autonomously control the robotic system to perform the maintenance on the vehicle component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Romano Patrick, Shiraj Sen, Arpit Jain, Huan Tan, Yonatan Gefen, Shuai Li, Shubao Liu, Pramod Sharma, Balajee Kannan, Viktor Holovashchenko, Douglas Forman, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Burton Theurer, Omar Al Assad, Ghulam Ali Baloch, Frederick Wilson Wheeler, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Patent number: 10252424
    Abstract: A robot system and method are provided that move an articulable arm relative to a target object. Perception information corresponding to a position of the arm relative to the target object is acquired. Movement of the arm is controlled based on the perception information. After movement of the arm, predicted position information representative of a predicted positioning of the arm is provided using the perception information and control signal information. The arm is subsequently controlled using the predicted position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Theurer, Tai-Peng Tian, Balajee Kannan
  • Patent number: 10065314
    Abstract: A manipulation platform includes a navigation system, manipulation arm, and one or more area sensors. The navigation unit locates a position of the manipulation platform, and a manipulation arm has a device or a collection sensor. The area sensors acquire data representative of at least a portion of an area in which the manipulation platform is located. Processors determine or predict a presence of an external object within a manipulation range of the manipulation arm using the data acquired by the one or more area sensors. The processors respond to a determination of the external body being, or being predicted to be, within the manipulation range by controlling one or more of the manipulation arm or the manipulation platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Tai-Peng Tian, Charles Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Huan Tan, Arpit Jain, Guiju Song
  • Publication number: 20180154525
    Abstract: A robot system and method are provided that move an articulable arm relative to a target object. Perception information corresponding to a position of the arm relative to the target object is acquired. Movement of the arm is controlled based on the perception information. After movement of the arm, predicted position information representative of a predicted positioning of the arm is provided using the perception information and control signal information. The arm is subsequently controlled using the predicted position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Theurer, Tai-Peng Tian, Balajee Kannan
  • Patent number: 9918009
    Abstract: There is provided a luminaire that includes a plurality of cameras supported by a member. One camera has a field of view overlapping the field of view of another camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Vinh-Loc Nguyen, Gleb Geguine, Tai-Peng Tian
  • Patent number: 9889566
    Abstract: A robot system and method are provided that move an articulable arm relative to a target object. Perception information corresponding to a position of the arm relative to the target object is acquired at an acquisition rate. Movement of the arm is controlled at a control rate that is at least one of faster than or unsynchronized with the acquisition rate. Predicted position information representative of a predicted positioning of the arm is provided using the perception information. The arm is controlled using the perception information and the predicted position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Theurer, Tai-Peng Tian, Balajee Kannan
  • Publication number: 20170041535
    Abstract: There is provided a luminaire that includes a plurality of cameras supported by a member. One camera has a field of view overlapping the field of view of another camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Vinh-Loc NGUYEN, Gleb GEGUINE, Tai-Peng TIAN
  • Patent number: 9536311
    Abstract: A method and system that include an imaging device configured to capture image data of the vehicle. The vehicle includes one or more components of interest. The method and system include a memory device configured to store an image detection algorithm based on one or more image templates corresponding to the one or more components of interest. The method and system also includes an image processing unit operably coupled to the imaging device in the memory device. The image processing unit is configured to determine one or more shapes of interest of the image data using the image detection algorithm that correspond to the one or more components of interest, and determine one or more locations of the one or more shapes of interest respective to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Guiju Song, Charles Burton Theurer, Tai-Peng Tian, Balajee Kannan, Arpit Jain
  • Publication number: 20160325432
    Abstract: A manipulation platform includes a navigation system, manipulation arm, and one or more area sensors. The navigation unit locates a position of the manipulation platform, and a manipulation arm has a device or a collection sensor. The area sensors acquire data representative of at least a portion of an area in which the manipulation platform is located. Processors determine or predict a presence of an external object within a manipulation range of the manipulation arm using the data acquired by the one or more area sensors. The processors respond to a determination of the external body being, or being predicted to be, within the manipulation range by controlling one or more of the manipulation arm or the manipulation platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Tai-Peng Tian, Charles Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Huan Tan, Arpit Jain, Guiju Song
  • Publication number: 20160318187
    Abstract: A robot system and method are provided that move an articulable arm relative to a target object. Perception information corresponding to a position of the arm relative to the target object is acquired at an acquisition rate. Movement of the arm is controlled at a control rate that is at least one of faster than or unsynchronized with the acquisition rate. Predicted position information representative of a predicted positioning of the arm is provided using the perception information. The arm is controlled using the perception information and the predicted position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Huan Tan, John Michael Lizzi, Charles Theurer, Tai-Peng Tian, Balajee Kannan
  • Patent number: 9415513
    Abstract: A robot in one embodiment includes a navigation system, a manipulation unit, a visual recognition unit, and a processing unit. The visual recognition unit includes at least one detector configured to acquire presence information of humans within at least a portion of the area. The processing unit is operably coupled to the navigation system, manipulation unit, and visual recognition unit, and is configured to determine a presence of a human within at least one predetermined range of the robot using the presence information from the visual recognition unit, determine at least one control action responsive to determining the presence of the human within the at least one predetermined range, and control at least one of the navigation system or manipulation unit to implement the at least one control action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Tai-Peng Tian, Charles Burton Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Huan Tan, Arpit Jain, Guiju Song
  • Publication number: 20160093054
    Abstract: A method and system that include an imaging device configured to capture image data of the vehicle. The vehicle includes one or more components of interest. The method and system include a memory device configured to store an image detection algorithm based on one or more image templates corresponding to the one or more components of interest. The method and system also includes an image processing unit operably coupled to the imaging device in the memory device. The image processing unit is configured to determine one or more shapes of interest of the image data using the image detection algorithm that correspond to the one or more components of interest, and determine one or more locations of the one or more shapes of interest respective to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Guiju Song, Charles Burton Theurer, Tai-Peng Tian, Balajee Kannan, Arpit Jain
  • Publication number: 20160059416
    Abstract: A robot in one embodiment includes a navigation system, a manipulation unit, a visual recognition unit, and a processing unit. The visual recognition unit includes at least one detector configured to acquire presence information of humans within at least a portion of the area. The processing unit is operably coupled to the navigation system, manipulation unit, and visual recognition unit, and is configured to determine a presence of a human within at least one predetermined range of the robot using the presence information from the visual recognition unit, determine at least one control action responsive to determining the presence of the human within the at least one predetermined range, and control at least one of the navigation system or manipulation unit to implement the at least one control action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Tai-Peng Tian, Burt Theurer, Balajee Kannan, Huan Tan, Arpit Jain, Guiju Song