Patents by Inventor Zac Vawter

Zac Vawter 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: 10768628
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to object detection at various ranges for autonomous vehicles. In one example, a system includes a camera providing a first field of view; a machine-learned model that has been trained to generate object detection range estimates based at least in part on labeled training data representing image data having a second field of view different from the first field of view; and a computing system including one or more processors; and memory including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations. The operations include obtaining image data from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: R. Lance Martin, Zac Vawter, Andrei Pokrovsky
  • Publication number: 20190220026
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to deploying warning devices by an autonomous vehicle. In one example, a system includes one or more processors and memory including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations. The operations include obtaining data indicating that a vehicle stop maneuver is to be implemented for an autonomous vehicle. The operations further include determining whether one or more warning devices should be dispensed from the autonomous vehicle during the vehicle stop maneuver based in part on the obtained data. The operations further include, in response to determining one or more warning devices should be dispensed from the autonomous vehicle, determining a dispensing maneuver for the one or more warning devices, and providing one or more command signals to one or more vehicle systems to perform the dispensing maneuver for the one or more warning devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Zac Vawter, Alden James Woodrow
  • Publication number: 20190179327
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to object detection at various ranges for autonomous vehicles. In one example, a system includes a camera providing a first field of view; a machine-learned model that has been trained to generate object detection range estimates based at least in part on labeled training data representing image data having a second field of view different from the first field of view; and a computing system including one or more processors; and memory including instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations. The operations include obtaining image data from the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: R. Lance Martin, Zac Vawter, Andrei Pokrovsky