Patents by Inventor Tiffany J. Hwu

Tiffany J. Hwu 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: 20220177001
    Abstract: A method of path planning for a host vehicle includes: receiving host vehicle, environmental and obstacle information; calculating one or more projected host vehicle locations; computing a projected obstacle location for each obstacle; and determining a collision potential between each projected host vehicle location and each projected obstacle location. Until a maximum number of steps is reached, and while at least one projected host vehicle location has an associated collision potential below a collision threshold, the method further includes repeating the calculating, computing and determining steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Divya P. Kulkarni, Hyukseong Kwon, Kenji Yamada, Tiffany J. Hwu, Kyungnam Kim, Rajan Bhattacharyya, Michael J. Daily
  • Publication number: 20220144309
    Abstract: An ego vehicle includes decider modules and a grader module coupled to a resolver module. The decider modules generate trajectory decisions at a current time, generate a current two-dimensional slice of a flat space around the ego vehicle, generate future two-dimensional slices of the flat space by projecting the current two-dimensional slice of the flat space forward in time, and generate a three-dimensional state space by stacking the current two-dimensional slice and the future two-dimensional slices. The grader module generates rewards for the trajectory decisions based on a recent behavior of an ego vehicle. The resolver module selects a final trajectory decision for the ego vehicle from the trajectory decisions based on the three-dimensional state space and the rewards. The current two-dimensional slice includes a current ego vehicle location and current neighboring vehicle locations. The future two-dimensional slices include future ego vehicle locations and future neighboring vehicle locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Tiffany J. Hwu, Iman Mohammadrezazadeh, Michael J. Daily, Rajan Bhattacharyya
  • Publication number: 20220089183
    Abstract: A virtual lane estimation system includes a memory device, a sensor and a computer. The memory device is configured to store a road map that corresponds to a portion of a road ahead of a vehicle. The sensor is configured to observe a plurality of trajectories of a plurality of neighboring vehicles that traverse the portion of the road. The computer is configured to initialize a recursive self-organizing map as a plurality of points arranged as a two-dimensional grid aligned with the road map, train the points in the recursive self-organizing map in response to the trajectories, generate a directed graph that contains one or more virtual lanes through the road map in response to the points trained to the trajectories, and generate a control signal that controls navigation of the vehicle through the portion of the road in response to the virtual lanes in the directed graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Tiffany J. Hwu, Rajan Bhattacharyya, Michael J. Daily, Kyungnam Kim