Patents by Inventor Yasen Hu

Yasen Hu 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: 11167769
    Abstract: A vehicle including an advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) and operator-adjustable devices is described. Controlling the vehicle includes identifying a vehicle operator, and capturing a plurality of operator-selectable settings associated with the plurality of operator-adjustable devices for the vehicle operator. A base profile and a second profile are determined for the vehicle operator based upon the first subset associated with non-autonomous operation of the vehicle and the second subset associated with ADAS, respectively. The plurality of operator-adjustable devices are controlled to the operator-selectable settings associated with the base profile when the vehicle is operating in the non-autonomous mode, and the plurality of operator-adjustable devices are controlled to the operator-selectable settings associated with the second profile when the vehicle is being controlled at least in part by one or more of the subsystems of the ADAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Kausalya Singuru, Donald K. Grimm, Bakhtiar B. Litkouhi, Yasen Hu, Nicholas W. Pinto, Yao Hu, Shiming Duan, Bradley R. Frieberg
  • Patent number: 11119187
    Abstract: A system and method to resolve ambiguity in a radar system involve detecting one or more objects with the radar system. The detecting includes obtaining range, azimuth, and an ambiguous range rate of a first object of the one or more objects. A plurality of Kalman filters are generated with state variables that include parameters based on the range, the azimuth, and the ambiguous range rate. Each of the plurality of Kalman filters provides a different estimate for an unambiguous range rate. The method also includes updating the plurality of Kalman filters using additional detections by the radar system, selecting a selected Kalman filter from among the plurality of Kalman filters that exhibits a highest probability mass among a plurality of probability mass corresponding with and derived from the plurality of Kalman filters, and determining the unambiguous range rate of the object using the selected Kalman filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shuqing Zeng, Igal Bilik, Yasen Hu
  • Publication number: 20210049385
    Abstract: A system and method for personalization of security features of a vehicle. The system includes a memory having computer readable instructions and one or more processors for executing the computer readable instructions, the computer readable instructions controlling the one or more processors to perform operations. The operations include detecting a person in a cabin of a vehicle. At least one adjustable vehicle setting is detected in relation to the person in the cabin of the vehicle. The adjustable vehicle setting is compared to a stored adjustable vehicle setting in a first user profile. Operation of the vehicle by the person in the cabin of the vehicle is enabled based on the comparison and a permitted level of access from the first user profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Pinto, Kausalya Singuru, Shiming Duan, Yasen Hu, Yao Hu, Bradley R. Frieberg, Gary L. Jones, Thomas M. Forest
  • Publication number: 20210039521
    Abstract: A system and method for personalization of adjustable features of a vehicle. The system includes a processor and an actuator. The processor detectors key points of a person from a two-dimensional image and predicts a pose of the person. The processor translates a respective position of the key points from a two-dimensional coordinate system to a three-dimensional coordinate system based in part on the pose and measurements of distances between the key points. The processor determines a baseline configuration of an adjustable feature of the vehicle based in part on measurements between the key points in the three-dimensional coordinate system. The processor causes an actuator to adjust the adjustable feature to conform to the baseline configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Yasen Hu, Kausalya Singuru, Shiming Duan, Yao Hu, Nicholas W. Pinto, Bradley R. Frieberg
  • Publication number: 20200398860
    Abstract: A vehicle including an advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) and operator-adjustable devices is described. Controlling the vehicle includes identifying a vehicle operator, and capturing a plurality of operator-selectable settings associated with the plurality of operator-adjustable devices for the vehicle operator. A base profile and a second profile are determined for the vehicle operator based upon the first subset associated with non-autonomous operation of the vehicle and the second subset associated with ADAS, respectively. The plurality of operator-adjustable devices are controlled to the operator-selectable settings associated with the base profile when the vehicle is operating in the non-autonomous mode, and the plurality of operator-adjustable devices are controlled to the operator-selectable settings associated with the second profile when the vehicle is being controlled at least in part by one or more of the subsystems of the ADAS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Kausalya Singuru, Donald K. Grimm, Bakhtiar B. Litkouhi, Yasen Hu, Nicholas W. Pinto, Yao Hu, Shiming Duan, Bradley R. Frieberg
  • Patent number: 10817728
    Abstract: A method of updating an identification algorithm of a vehicle includes sensing an image and drawing boundary boxes in the image. The algorithm attempts to identify an object-of-interest within each respective boundary box. The algorithm also attempts to identify a component of the object-of-interest within each respective boundary box, and if component is identified, calculates an excluded amount of a component boundary that is outside an object boundary. When the excluded amount is greater than a coverage threshold, the algorithm communicates the image to a processing center, which may identify a previously un-identified the object-of-interest in the image. The processing center may add the image to a training set of images to define a revised training set of images, and retrain the identification algorithm using the revised training set of images. The updated identification algorithm may then be uploaded onto the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Syed B. Mehdi, Yasen Hu, Upali P. Mudalige
  • Patent number: 10793091
    Abstract: A system and method to perform dynamic bandwidth adjustment among two or more vehicle sensors includes receiving input. The input includes data from each of the two or more vehicle sensors. The two or more vehicle sensors include a camera, an audio detector, a radar system, or a lidar system. The method also includes determining a bandwidth at which each of the two or more vehicle sensors should provide the data, and providing a control signal to each of the two or more vehicle sensors to adjust the bandwidth based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Yasen Hu, Shuqing Zeng, Wei Tong, Mohannad Murad, David R. Petrucci, Gregg R. Kittinger
  • Publication number: 20200264274
    Abstract: A system and method to resolve ambiguity in a radar system involve detecting one or more objects with the radar system. The detecting includes obtaining range, azimuth, and an ambiguous range rate of a first object of the one or more objects. A plurality of Kalman filters are generated with state variables that include parameters based on the range, the azimuth, and the ambiguous range rate. Each of the plurality of Kalman filters provides a different estimate for an unambiguous range rate. The method also includes updating the plurality of Kalman filters using additional detections by the radar system, selecting a selected Kalman filter from among the plurality of Kalman filters that exhibits a highest probability mass among a plurality of probability mass corresponding with and derived from the plurality of Kalman filters, and determining the unambiguous range rate of the object using the selected Kalman filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Shuqing Zeng, Igal Bilik, Yasen Hu
  • Publication number: 20200234061
    Abstract: A method of updating an identification algorithm of a vehicle includes sensing an image and drawing boundary boxes in the image. The algorithm attempts to identify an object-of-interest within each respective boundary box. The algorithm also attempts to identify a component of the object-of-interest within each respective boundary box, and if component is identified, calculates an excluded amount of a component boundary that is outside an object boundary. When the excluded amount is greater than a coverage threshold, the algorithm communicates the image to a processing center, which may identify a previously un-identified the object-of-interest in the image. The processing center may add the image to a training set of images to define a revised training set of images, and retrain the identification algorithm using the revised training set of images. The updated identification algorithm may then be uploaded onto the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Syed B. Mehdi, Yasen Hu, Upali P. Mudalige
  • Publication number: 20200143546
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting motion of a slow-moving vehicle are provided. The method includes detecting a wheel of the vehicle in a plurality of frames of a video, generating bounding boxes around portions of the frames including the wheel of the vehicle, scaling the portions of the frames including the wheel of the vehicle to a predetermined constant size, determining whether the wheel of the vehicle is moving by analyzing the scaled portions of the image, and outputting information indicating that the vehicle is moving if the determining determines that the wheel of the vehicle is moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Syed B. Mehdi, Yasen Hu
  • Patent number: 10632913
    Abstract: A method for controlling an operating vehicle includes: (a) determining, via a controller, a confidence level that the light of the other vehicle is ON based on images captured by a camera of the operating vehicle; and (b) controlling, via the controller, an alarm of the operating vehicle based on the confidence level that the light of the other vehicle is ON.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Syed B. Mehdi, Yasen Hu, Upali P. Mudalige
  • Patent number: 10592784
    Abstract: A system and method to perform detection based on sensor fusion includes obtaining data from two or more sensors of different types. The method also includes extracting features from the data from the two or more sensors and processing the features to obtain a vector associated with each of the two or more sensors. The method further includes concatenating the two or more vectors obtained from the two or more sensors to obtain a fused vector, and performing the detection based on the fused vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shuqing Zeng, Wei Tong, Yasen Hu, Mohannad Murad, David R. Petrucci, Gregg R. Kittinger
  • Publication number: 20190315274
    Abstract: A method for controlling an operating vehicle includes: (a) determining, via a controller, a confidence level that the light of the other vehicle is ON based on images captured by a camera of the operating vehicle; and (b) controlling, via the controller, an alarm of the operating vehicle based on the confidence level that the light of the other vehicle is ON.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Syed B. Mehdi, Yasen Hu, Upali P. Mudalige
  • Publication number: 20190258894
    Abstract: A system and method to perform detection based on sensor fusion includes obtaining data from two or more sensors of different types. The method also includes extracting features from the data from the two or more sensors and processing the features to obtain a vector associated with each of the two or more sensors. The method further includes concatenating the two or more vectors obtained from the two or more sensors to obtain a fused vector, and performing the detection based on the fused vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Shuqing Zeng, Wei Tong, Yasen Hu, Mohannad Murad, David R. Petrucci, Gregg R. Kittinger
  • Publication number: 20190244136
    Abstract: A system and method to perform inter-sensor learning obtains a detection of a target based on a first sensor. The method also includes determining whether a second sensor with an overlapping detection range with the first sensor also detects the target, and performing learning to update a detection algorithm used with the second sensor based on the second sensor failing to detect the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Yasen Hu, Shuqing Zeng, Wei Tong, Mohannad Murad, Gregg R. Kittinger, David R. Petrucci
  • Publication number: 20190232898
    Abstract: A system and method to perform dynamic bandwidth adjustment among two or more vehicle sensors includes receiving input. The input includes data from each of the two or more vehicle sensors. The two or more vehicle sensors include a camera, an audio detector, a radar system, or a lidar system. The method also includes determining a bandwidth at which each of the two or more vehicle sensors should provide the data, and providing a control signal to each of the two or more vehicle sensors to adjust the bandwidth based on the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Yasen Hu, Shuqing Zeng, Wei Tong, Mohannad Murad, David R. Petrucci, Gregg R. Kittinger
  • Publication number: 20190065878
    Abstract: A system and method to fuse a radar system and a vision sensor system include obtaining radar reflections resulting from transmissions of radio frequency (RF) energy. The method includes obtaining image frames from one or more vision sensor systems, and generating region of interest (ROI) proposals based on the radar reflections and the image frames. Information is provided about objects detected based on the ROI proposals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Shuqing Zeng, Igal Bilik, Shahar Villeval, Yasen Hu