Patents by Inventor Troy O. Cooprider

Troy O. Cooprider 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: 20180361932
    Abstract: A video processor module for a vehicle includes a plurality of video interfaces, each configured for wired connection to a respective camera of a plurality of cameras. The video processor module receives and processes image data provided by the cameras. The plurality of interfaces include interfaces for wired connection to the cameras and for receiving image data from the cameras. The video processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus. The video processor module may electronically reduce distortion in captured image data. The video processor module may merge captured image data to provide a panoramic view image that is output to a video display screen. The video processor module may receive radar data sensed by a radar sensor of the vehicle, and may, responsive at least in part to processing of image data and radar data, detect at least one other vehicle present exterior of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 10046702
    Abstract: A vehicular control system suitable for use in a vehicle includes a data processor module for receiving and processing image data provided by a plurality of video sensors, which include at least five cameras, and sensor data provided by a plurality of non-video sensors, which include a radar sensor. The data processor module receives image data captured by the cameras and radar data captured by the radar sensor. The data processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus of the equipped vehicle. Responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at the data processor module, other vehicles present exterior of the equipped vehicle are detected. Responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at the data processor module, a speed control system of the equipped vehicle is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Publication number: 20180093612
    Abstract: A vehicular control system suitable for use in a vehicle includes a data processor module for receiving and processing image data provided by a plurality of video sensors, which include at least five cameras, and sensor data provided by a plurality of non-video sensors, which include a radar sensor. The data processor module receives image data captured by the cameras and radar data captured by the radar sensor. The data processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus of the equipped vehicle. Responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at the data processor module, other vehicles present exterior of the equipped vehicle are detected. Responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at the data processor module, a speed control system of the equipped vehicle is controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 9834142
    Abstract: A vehicular driving assist system includes a data processor module that receives and processes image data provided by a plurality of video sensors and sensor data provided by a plurality of non-video sensors. The video sensors include at least five cameras disposed at respective locations of the vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior the vehicle. The data processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus of the vehicle. Received image data and received sensor data are processed at the data processor module for at least one of (i) object tracking of objects present exterior of the vehicle, (ii) object identification of objects present exterior of the vehicle and (iii) object classification of objects present exterior of the vehicle. Responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at the data processor module, a driving assistance system of the vehicle is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Publication number: 20170259739
    Abstract: A vehicular driving assist system includes a data processor module that receives and processes image data provided by a plurality of video sensors and sensor data provided by a plurality of non-video sensors. The video sensors include at least five cameras disposed at respective locations of the vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior the vehicle. The data processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus of the vehicle. Received image data and received sensor data are processed at the data processor module for at least one of (i) object tracking of objects present exterior of the vehicle, (ii) object identification of objects present exterior of the vehicle and (iii) object classification of objects present exterior of the vehicle. Responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at the data processor module, a driving assistance system of the vehicle is controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 9656608
    Abstract: A vehicular driver assist system suitable for use in a vehicle includes a video processor module receiving and processing image data provided by a plurality of video sensors and sensor data provided by a plurality of non-video sensors. The video processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus. The received image data may be processed at the video processor module to generate a synthesized image, which may be output from the video processor module for display by a single display screen of a display device that is viewable by a driver of the vehicle. An object external to the vehicle may be detected, at least in part, via processing of image data at the video processor module. Responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at the video processor module, a driver assistance system of the vehicle is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Publication number: 20160280137
    Abstract: A vehicular driver assist system suitable for use in a vehicle includes a video processor module receiving and processing image data provided by a plurality of video sensors and sensor data provided by a plurality of non-video sensors. The video processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus. The received image data may be processed at the video processor module to generate a synthesized image, which may be output from the video processor module for display by a single display screen of a display device that is viewable by a driver of the vehicle. An object external to the vehicle may be detected, at least in part, via processing of image data at the video processor module. Responsive at least in part to processing of image data and sensor data at the video processor module, a driver assistance system of the vehicle is controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 9376060
    Abstract: A driver assist system suitable for use in a vehicle includes a plurality of vehicular cameras disposed at the vehicle and a plurality of non-video sensors disposed at the vehicle. The cameras capture image data and at least one non-video sensor captures sensor data. A video processor module receives image data captured by the cameras and receives sensor data captured by the at least one non-video sensor. The received image data is fused with received sensor data at the video processor module. The video processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus of the vehicle. Received image data is processed at the video processor module to generate a synthesized image, which is displayed by a display screen. Responsive at least in part to fusing of image data and sensor data at the video processor module, a driver assistance system of the equipped vehicle is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Publication number: 20160068104
    Abstract: A driver assist system suitable for use in a vehicle includes a plurality of vehicular cameras disposed at the vehicle and a plurality of non-video sensors disposed at the vehicle. The cameras capture image data and at least one non-video sensor captures sensor data. A video processor module receives image data captured by the cameras and receives sensor data captured by the at least one non-video sensor. The received image data is fused with received sensor data at the video processor module. The video processor module communicates with other vehicle systems via a vehicle bus of the vehicle. Received image data is processed at the video processor module to generate a synthesized image, which is displayed by a display screen. Responsive at least in part to fusing of image data and sensor data at the video processor module, a driver assistance system of the equipped vehicle is controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 9191574
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes at least three cameras disposed at the vehicle and having respective fields of view exterior of the vehicle and operable to capture image data. Image data received at a video processor module is processed by a video processor of the video processor module. The received image data is processed by the video processor to generate a synthesized image. The synthesized image is output from the video processor module for display by a single display screen of a display device that is viewable by a driver of the equipped vehicle when normally operating the vehicle. The video processor may be operable for least one of (i) object tracking, (ii) object classification, (iii) diagnostics, (iv) camera selection, (v) camera control, (vi) on-screen display generation, (vii) data storage and (viii) data exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 8886401
    Abstract: A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes a display screen disposed within an interior cabin of the vehicle and a camera disposed at the vehicle and having a rearward field of view. The display screen displays video information captured by the camera for assisting the driver during a reversing maneuver. When the vehicle is not executing a reversing maneuver, the information display screen is operable to display information wirelessly communicated to the vehicle from a remote communication system. The information from the remote communication system may include traffic information or traffic related information, such as traffic flow, congestion, stalled vehicle or accident information, alternate routes for the vehicle, and/or traffic information derived from sensors or signs positioned along the road that the vehicle is traveling or on other roads near or associated with that road. The remote communication system may include a highway/road management monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Schofield, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Publication number: 20140058653
    Abstract: A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes a display screen disposed within an interior cabin of the vehicle and a camera disposed at the vehicle and having a rearward field of view. The display screen displays video information captured by the camera for assisting the driver during a reversing maneuver. When the vehicle is not executing a reversing maneuver, the information display screen is operable to display information wirelessly communicated to the vehicle from a remote communication system. The information from the remote communication system may include traffic information or traffic related information, such as traffic flow, congestion, stalled vehicle or accident information, alternate routes for the vehicle, and/or traffic information derived from sensors or signs positioned along the road that the vehicle is traveling or on other roads near or associated with that road. The remote communication system may include a highway/road management monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: DONNELLY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth Schofield, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 8577549
    Abstract: An information display system for a vehicle includes a display screen disposed within an interior cabin of a vehicle and a rearward facing camera of the vehicle. The display screen displays video images captured by the rearward facing camera for assisting the driver during a reversing maneuver. When the equipped vehicle is not executing a reversing maneuver, the information display screen is operable to display information or instructions. The information/instructions may include at least one of (a) at least one instruction pertaining to how to service an accessory of the vehicle to remediate a fault condition, (b) a video clip pertaining to how to service an accessory of the vehicle to remediate a fault condition, (c) at least one instruction pertaining to how to operate an accessory of the vehicle and (d) a video clip pertaining to how to operate an accessory of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Schofield, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 8465162
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly and an information display. The display is disposed in the interior rearview mirror assembly rearward of a transflective mirror reflector of an electrochromic reflective element of the mirror assembly. Information display intensity of the display is adjustable responsive to determination of a light level at the mirror assembly by a photosensor of the mirror assembly. The display is operable to display information for viewing by the driver of the vehicle, and the information at least includes video images captured by a camera of the vehicle. A control of the mirror assembly is in communication with a network bus of the equipped vehicle when the mirror assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle. A reflectance level of the electrochromic reflective element is controlled at least responsive to a determination of a light level by the photosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew D. Weller, Rodney K. Blank, Kenneth L. Schierbeek, Kenneth Schofield, Niall R. Lynam, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 8405725
    Abstract: A video processor module suitable for use in a vehicle includes a video processor and a plurality of imaging sensor interfaces having at least a first imaging sensor interface configured for communication with a first imaging sensor of the equipped vehicle and a second imaging sensor interface configured for communication with a second imaging sensor of the equipped vehicle, with the first and second imaging sensor interfaces receiving image data captured by the first and second imaging sensors of the equipped vehicle, respectively. The video processor may include an object detection section, a camera selection section, a camera control section and/or a memory section. The video processor module may include a vehicle interface section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Martha A. McMahon, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 8355839
    Abstract: A vision system for a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with the vision system. The camera has a forward field of view in the direction of forward travel of the equipped vehicle. The camera is operable to capture image data. An image processor is operable to process image data captured by the camera. At least in part responsive to processing of captured image data by the image processor, the vision system is operable to provide a night vision function and at least one of (i) a headlamp control function for controlling a headlamp of the equipped vehicle, (ii) a lane departure warning function, (iii) an adaptive cruise control function, (iv) a sign recognition function, (v) a rain sensing function, (vi) an object detection function and (vii) a pedestrian detection function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Schofield, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Publication number: 20120224066
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly and an information display. The display is disposed in the interior rearview mirror assembly rearward of a transflective mirror reflector of an electrochromic reflective element of the mirror assembly. Information display intensity of the display is adjustable responsive to determination of a light level at the mirror assembly by a photosensor of the mirror assembly. The display is operable to display information for viewing by the driver of the vehicle, and the information at least includes video images captured by a camera of the vehicle. A control of the mirror assembly is in communication with a network bus of the equipped vehicle when the mirror assembly is normally mounted in the vehicle. A reflectance level of the electrochromic reflective element is controlled at least responsive to a determination of a light level by the photosensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew D. Weller, Rodney K. Blank, Kenneth L. Schierbeek, Kenneth Schofield, Niall R. Lynam, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Publication number: 20120209472
    Abstract: A vision system for a vehicle includes a camera disposed at a vehicle equipped with the vision system. The camera has a forward field of view in the direction of forward travel of the equipped vehicle. The camera is operable to capture image data. An image processor is operable to process image data captured by the camera. At least in part responsive to processing of captured image data by the image processor, the vision system is operable to provide a night vision function and at least one of (i) a headlamp control function for controlling a headlamp of the equipped vehicle, (ii) a lane departure warning function, (iii) an adaptive cruise control function, (iv) a sign recognition function, (v) a rain sensing function, (vi) an object detection function and (vii) a pedestrian detection function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: DONNELLY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth Schofield, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Patent number: 8177376
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly having a mirror housing, an electro-optic reflective element and an information display. The information display is disposed in the mirror housing rearward of the transflective mirror reflector of the reflective element and is operable to display information for viewing by the driver of the vehicle, with the information including video images captured by a camera of the vehicle. Information displayed by the information display is viewable by the driver of the vehicle viewing through the transflective mirror reflector of the reflective element when the information display is displaying information, and, when the information display is not displaying information, the presence of the information display behind the transflective mirror reflector of the reflective element is substantially not discerned by the driver of the vehicle normally viewing the reflective element in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew D. Weller, Rodney K. Blank, Kenneth L. Schierbeek, Kenneth Schofield, Niall R. Lynam, Troy O. Cooprider
  • Publication number: 20120105640
    Abstract: An information display system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly disposed at the interior cabin of a vehicle and a video display screen disposed in the interior rearview mirror assembly. The video display screen is operable to display video images captured by a backup camera of the equipped vehicle for assisting the driver during a reversing maneuver. A transmitter is disposed at the interior rearview mirror assembly, and a graphical user interface generates instructions for operation of the transmitter. The video display screen is operable to selectively display video images captured by the backup camera and instructions from the graphical user interface. When the equipped vehicle is executing a reversing maneuver, the information display system displays the video images captured by the backup camera. The graphical user interface interactively operates with the user input for display of instructions for operation of the transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: DONNELLY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenneth Schofield, Troy O. Cooprider