Land Vehicle Alarms Or Indicators Patents (Class 340/425.5)
  • Patent number: 11124173
    Abstract: A method for outputting a control signal can include receiving image data associated with an image captured by an image capture means, determining a visibility condition about a vehicle by analysing at least a portion of the image data to determine one or more edges in the image, and outputting a control signal based on the analysis, the control signal for controlling an operation of a vehicle system of the vehicle. The method may be used to detect the presence of a foggy environment whereby the presence of fog reduces the number of detectable edges in an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventor: Mark Dawson
  • Patent number: 11127291
    Abstract: A vehicle warning method based on Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is provided. The method is used in a telematics control unit (TCU) installed in a first vehicle and includes: receiving a heartbeat frequency of a user driving the first vehicle; determining whether the heartbeat frequency is within a normal range; adding a first loss-of-control flag into a first basic safety message (BSM) when the heartbeat frequency is not within the normal range; and broadcasting the first BSM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventor: Tsu-Shou Chen
  • Patent number: 11119188
    Abstract: The present invention provides a malfunction detecting device with which, even if an error exceeding a scope of guarantee occurs in the position or speed of a peripheral object output by a sensor which monitors the periphery of a vehicle, the output from the sensor in which the error exceeding the scope of guarantee has occurred in the position or speed of the peripheral object is detected as abnormal. This malfunction detecting device is characterized in that the malfunction detecting device detects an object using two sensors A, B, and if a difference equal to or greater than a prescribed value arises between state quantities of the detected object, the malfunction detecting device uses standard information relating to the state quantity of the object to determine in which of the two sensors A and B the measurement failure has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Muto
  • Patent number: 11113962
    Abstract: A terminal device includes: a candidate acquiring unit configured to acquire reverse traveling candidate information including positional information and traveling direction information of a vehicle when a candidate determining unit configured to determine whether there is a likelihood that the vehicle is traveling in reverse determines that there is a likelihood that the vehicle is traveling in reverse; and a candidate transmitting unit configured to transmit the reverse traveling candidate information to a rearward server configured to determine whether the vehicle is traveling in reverse based on the reverse traveling candidate information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Kitajima, Tatsuya Higuchi
  • Patent number: 11110855
    Abstract: An apparatus for marking the location of an object and that includes an elongated and translucent or transparent tubular member having top and bottom ends and a mounting piece secured to the bottom end of the elongated and translucent or transparent tubular member. The mounting piece may be comprised of a mounting coupler that is constructed and arranged for mounting from a mounting surface of the object so that the elongated and translucent or transparent tubular member is disposed in a substantially vertical position. The mounting surface includes a horizontal flange having a hole therein. An elongated light string extends within the elongated and translucent or transparent tubular member between the top and bottom ends of the elongated and translucent or transparent tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Scott Buechs
  • Patent number: 11115425
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus is an in-vehicle apparatus connected to a server via a network and mounted on a vehicle. The in-vehicle apparatus includes: a log collection unit configured to collect a log; a log storage unit for accumulation of at least a part of the log; a log priority information storage unit storing log priority information indicating a priority of a log to be accumulated in the log storage unit; an accumulation log determination unit configured to determine a log to be accumulated in the log storage unit based on the log priority information; a communication unit configured to transmit the log accumulated in the log storage unit to the server; and a log priority table management unit configured to update the log priority information stored in the log priority information storage unit based on an update command from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eriko Ando, Yasushi Nagai, Nobuyoshi Morita
  • Patent number: 11097660
    Abstract: Disclosed are a driver assistance apparatus and a control method for the same. The driver assistance apparatus includes at least one camera configured to generate a main image by capturing an image of a periphery of a vehicle, a communication unit configured to receive a plurality of sub images generated by at least one other vehicle, and a processor configured to: select at least one of the sub images based on a predetermined condition or user input; and to generate an expanded image using the main image and the selected sub image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electionics Inc.
    Inventors: Jinkyo Lee, Nami Oh
  • Patent number: 11092956
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining, and displaying, the regulatory compliance status of a motorized vehicle, a driver of a motorized vehicle, or a non-vehicle machine. An authorized agent, such as a law enforcement officer, can perform a remotely-initiated safe stop of a motorized vehicle to prevent a high-speed chase. A system management center can receive, store, and transmit regulatory compliance records indicating the regulatory compliance status of drivers, motorized vehicles, and non-vehicle machines. A motorized vehicle can detect, and report, a driver “tail-gating” the motorized vehicle. The regulatory compliance history of drivers, motorized vehicles, and non-vehicle machines can be queried by authorized users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Celestin Nsimba-Dikwama
  • Patent number: 11077823
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle including a vehicle propulsion system, a braking system, a steering system, and a computing system that is in communication with the vehicle propulsion system, the brake system, and the steering system. The computing system can receive an indication an account associated with a passenger of the autonomous vehicle for a trip of the autonomous vehicle includes a predefined parent-child link with a second account. The predefined parent-child link indicates the account associated with the passenger is subordinate to the second account and a parent-child relationship exists between the passenger and a person associated with the second account. Responsive to receiving the indication of the parent-child link and the passenger being the child in the parent-child relationship, the computing system can control the autonomous vehicle to enable a linked account feature that would otherwise be disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Mary Shannon, Stephanie Olivia Engle, Mallory McMillan, Jessica Davies, Jessica Uelmen
  • Patent number: 11082395
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for management of a premises. The premises may comprise one or more devices, such as a gateway device, a control device, or a premises device. A computing device, such as a server external to the premises, may receive data indicative of the premises device. The computing device may determine to update a configuration of one or more devices at the premises, such as the gateway device or the control device. Configuration data may be sent to the gateway device to update the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Baum, Paul J. Dawes
  • Patent number: 11074472
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for detecting and recognizing graphical character representations in image data using symmetrically-located blank areas are disclosed herein. An example disclosed method includes detecting blank areas in image data; identifying, using the processor, a symmetrically-located pair of the blank areas; and designating an area of the image data between the symmetrically-located pair of the blank areas as a candidate region for an image processing function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mingxi Zhao, Yan Zhang, Kevin J. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 11070622
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a client includes a street information collection unit for collecting street information near an arrangement place, a provision determination unit for determining whether the street information collected by the street information collection unit is information required to be provided to the server, and a first transmission unit for transmitting the street information, which is determined to be required to be provided by determination of the provision determination unit, to the server, with client identification information for identifying the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Kurihara, Hiroyuki Abe, Daisuke Takasaki, Shingo Yasunami, Hideki Ueno, Yasuo Ooya, Sunao Wada, Yuri Komori
  • Patent number: 11070429
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein to track the state of components within a network element. One embodiment provides for a network element comprising a control plane including logic to transmit configuration and status of the network element during network element operation, the configuration including a configured state of one or more agents of the control plane and the status including operational status of one or more agents of the control plane; and a data plane to forward network data from an ingress interface to an egress interface, each of the ingress interface and egress interface including one or more counters, wherein the status of the continuously transmitted status of the network element additionally includes the one or more counters of each of the ingress interface and egress interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Benoit Sigoure
  • Patent number: 11060329
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to actuate a vehicle door to an opened position and to determine a height of an object on a vehicle roof based on a distance from a sensor on the door in the opened position to a top of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Adam J. Richards
  • Patent number: 11052913
    Abstract: A sensor assembly can include a housing that includes a view pane and a mounting feature configured to replace a trailer light of a cargo trailer of a semi-trailer truck. The sensor assembly can also include a lighting element mounted within the housing to selectively generate light, and a sensor mounted within the housing and having a field of view through the view pane. The sensor assembly can also include a communication interface configured to transmit sensor data from the sensor to a control system of the self-driving tractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Shaw Wood, Nancy Yung-Hui Sun, Zac Vawter
  • Patent number: 11055853
    Abstract: An apparatus for motion determination includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, the processor being configured to (a) execute a specifying process that includes specifying an orientation of a head portion of a subject, (b) execute a calculation process that includes calculating a trajectory of a position of the head portion of the subject in a vertical direction and a trajectory of the position of the head portion of the subject in a transverse direction in a predetermined time range, and (c) execute a determination process that includes when the calculated trajectory in the vertical direction and the calculated trajectory in the transverse direction satisfy a determination condition for the specified orientation of the head portion, determining that there is a predetermined motion mapped to a motion of the head portion of the subject in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Norihiro Kakuko, Shanshan Yu, Takeshi Otani
  • Patent number: 11049388
    Abstract: A server apparatus includes circuitry configured to acquire utterance information on a traveling location point, the utterance information being provided by occupants of a plurality of vehicles and derive a reason for danger near the traveling location point based on the acquired utterance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiko Suzuki, Ko Koga
  • Patent number: 11040650
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a vehicle in an autonomous driving system. The method for controlling a vehicle in an autonomous driving system can improve recognition accuracy of an object by outputting light corresponding to a first brightness value changed in correspondence to detection of an object having a recognition error larger than a predetermined range during driving while outputting light corresponding to a first brightness value that is determined of the basis of information about external illumination. An autonomous vehicle of the present disclosure may be associated with an artificial intelligence module, a drone ((Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, UAV), a robot, an AR (Augmented Reality) device, a VR (Virtual Reality) device, a device associated with 5G services, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Soryoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11042903
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for executing the electronic distribution of electronic content to a display associated with a transit-oriented vehicle. The method includes receiving, from an advertiser or content provider, a request to transmit electronic content to the display, identifying a geographical zone associated with the transit-oriented vehicle; quantifying the relative position of any one of the plurality of electronic devices to the geographical zone as the transit-oriented vehicle moves along a predetermined path; identifying a displacement pattern generated by the plurality of directional vectors for the plurality of electronic devices as the geographical zone moves along the predetermined path; tailoring the electronic content based on the displacement pattern generated by the plurality of directional vectors; and transmitting the tailored electronic content to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Crystal, Smitha Surapaneni
  • Patent number: 11040588
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided with a trailer hitch, a camera oriented to capture images of the trailer hitch, and a controller processing the captured images, detecting a trailer coupler coupled to the trailer hitch, determining a locked or unlocked state of the hitch coupler by comparing the captured images to known trailer coupler images, and generating an output indicative of the determined state of the trailer coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Luke Niewiadomski, Jacek Brauner, Mark Allen Lippman, Lihui Chen
  • Patent number: 11042952
    Abstract: Systems and methods for issuing, by an officer, a citation to an offender associated with a legal violation is described herein. The method can include acquiring, via an optical scanner, personal information associated with a driver license of the offender and vehicle information associated with a vehicle associated with the offender and with the legal violation. One or more databases can be queried to identify personal information associated with the offender, vehicle information associated with the vehicle, and one or more remedial options in response to the citation. A handheld device can generate the citation by including the personal information, the vehicle information, the legal violation, and an indication of the remedial option. The offender can sign the ticket electronically to generate the executed ticket. The executed ticket can be transmitted to a smart phone or a printing device, or an email account associated with the offender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: 365 Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mohit Vij
  • Patent number: 11037442
    Abstract: Provided is a cloud server including an information acquisition unit that acquires location information indicating a location where dangerous driving occurred, a dangerous road determination unit that generates dangerous road information indicating a dangerous area specified according to a plurality of pieces of location information, and a dangerous road information transmission control unit that transmits dangerous road information to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11039253
    Abstract: An image recognition-based electric speaker includes a U-shaped iron for increasing magnetic field and improving anti-magnetism, a magnet installed on the U-shaped iron for generating magnetic field, a washer installed on the magnet for increasing the magnetic field and magnetic permeability, a voice coil installed on the washer for electrically conducting power, a voice coil paper tube installed on the voice coil, a damper installed around the voice coil for maintaining the magnetic gap and improving the capability of withstanding power, a box holder mounted around the low-frequency suspension edge, a gasket installed at the lower edge of the box holder for sealing the box holder airtightly, a low-frequency suspension edge disposed around the mid-frequency vibrating plate, a high-frequency anti-dust cap installed on the voice coil paper tube, and a mid-frequency vibrating plate disposed around the anti-dust cap. This invention has the effect of reducing criminal activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: YUYAO FEITE PLASTIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shanqin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11034200
    Abstract: A device for detecting the position of a first or second vehicle to be coupled together, having a sensor device which can be arranged on the first or second vehicle and which detects at least one reference point of the other second or first vehicle using sensors. A device for detecting the position of a first or second vehicle to be coupled together, said device allowing an operationally reliable and precise coupling regardless of present environmental influences. The sensor device has at least one transceiver unit, and the at least one reference point can be equipped with a transponder which reflects a radio signal of the transceiver unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: JOST-WERKE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Genheimer, Dieter Raab, Swen Saupe, José Manuel Algüera
  • Patent number: 11021263
    Abstract: Embodiments include techniques for an automated aircraft landing analysis, the techniques includes requesting landing information corresponding to a current landing, wherein the landing information includes historic average landing information, and receiving the landing information. Techniques also include retrieving recorded aircraft system parameters corresponding to the current landing, and calculating a landing distance for the current landing. Techniques include calculating a deviation of the calculated landing distance for the current landing, and displaying results of the calculated deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Ramamurthy Prasanna, Ajay Byappanahalli Sundaramurthy
  • Patent number: 11015778
    Abstract: A vehicle indication alert system for improving vehicle visibility for pedestrians and other motorists. The vehicle indication alert system increases the number of turn indicators on a vehicle, so the direction of the turn is more accurately known. The indicators are built directly into a vehicle windshield at the time of manufacture, and alternatively, are added as an after-market feature to an existing vehicle windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Eric Christian
  • Patent number: 11014494
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a mobile body that make it easy to acquire information regarding a convoy of mobile bodies such as vehicles. The information processing apparatus is disposed in a first mobile body, and includes a convoy information detection section, a convoy information generation section, and an output control section. The convoy information detection section detects, based on a first optical signal outputted from a second mobile body preceding the first mobile body, convoy information regarding a convoy of mobile bodies including up to the second mobile body. The convoy information generation section updates the convoy information by adding information regarding the first mobile body to the convoy information. The output control section controls an output section in such a manner as to output a second optical signal to rearward of the first mobile body in accordance with the updated convoy information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takamori Yamaguchi, Koichi Hayakawa, Masahiro Tamori
  • Patent number: 11010623
    Abstract: A method for detecting parking violation associated with a vehicle is provided and includes: after an engine unit of the vehicle is switched to an activated state, controlling an image capturing unit to continuously capture images of a surrounding environment of the vehicle; determining whether the vehicle is in a stationary state; when it is determined that the vehicle is in a stationary state, performing an image processing procedure on at least one of the images for determining whether a violation condition is met, the violation condition indicating parking violation of the vehicle; and when the determination is affirmative, generating an alert for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Jui-Ying Chung
  • Patent number: 11002831
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a road debris blocking system that provides a barrier to road debris at a surveying sensor. The vehicle includes a vehicle body and a processor. A road debris blocking device moves between a stowed configuration and a deployed configuration relative to the vehicle body. An actuator moves the road debris blocking device between the stowed configuration and the deployed configuration. A wheel angle sensor provides a signal to the processor indicative of a wheel angle. A memory module is communicatively coupled to the processor that stores logic that, when executed by the processor, causes the system to receive the signal from the wheel angle sensor and instruct the actuator to move the road debris blocking device from the stowed configuration to the deployed configuration based on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Frederick, Paxton S. Williams
  • Patent number: 11001258
    Abstract: A lane keeping assist system for performing lane keeping using information about a lane and peripheral vehicle may include an image sensor configured to detect a forward lane and a preceding vehicle with respect to a host vehicle, and an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to control a traveling direction of the host vehicle in a manner that the host vehicle follows a traveling route within the detected lane, perform a preceding vehicle follower control to control the traveling direction of the host vehicle in a manner that the host vehicle follows the preceding vehicle if the lane is not detected, and restrict a follower longitudinal control if the preceding vehicle deviates from an expected path of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Soon Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 11001215
    Abstract: A seatbelt payout measuring device with a rewind spring having a first end connected to a center spool and a second end connected to a rewind spring housing. A dielectric material layered immediately adjacent to the rewind spring forming a first layer and an electrolytic coil with dielectric material layered on both sides forming a second layer, isolating the rewind spring from the electrolytic coil. A capacitive measuring device having a first lead connected to the first end of the rewind spring and a second lead connected to a first end of the electrolytic coil. The capacitive measuring device measuring capacitance with belt pullout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mangala A. Jayasuriya, Mark A. Cuddihy, Mark Allan Lippman, Manoharprasad K. Rao
  • Patent number: 11003920
    Abstract: A vehicle, system for operating a vehicle and method of navigating a vehicle. The system includes a sensor and a multi-layer convolutional neural network. The sensor generates an image indicative of a road scene of the vehicle. The multi-layer convolutional neural network generates a plurality of feature maps from the image via a first processing pathway, projects at least one of the plurality of feature maps onto a defined plane relative to a defined coordinate system of the road scene to obtain at least one projected feature map, applies a convolution to the at least one projected feature map in a second processing pathway to obtain a final feature map, and determines lane information from the final feature map. A control system adjusts operation of the vehicle using the lane information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Dan Levi, Noa Garnett
  • Patent number: 10981501
    Abstract: A sound output device for installation at a vehicle is provided with a warning sound generation section configured to generate a warning sound including at least one sine wave, a background sound generation section configured to generate a volume-adjusted first background sound based on a selected sound source, a controller configured to control selection of a sound source of the first background sound based on externally-supplied selection information, and a first synthesizer section configured to combine the warning sound and the first background sound and output the combination as a first advisory sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroji Akahori
  • Patent number: 10979442
    Abstract: A piece of anomaly detection data that is the subject of determination is referred to as target data. The position of a vehicle when an anomaly occurred is grasped based on the target data. The number of pieces of the anomaly detection data is defined as the number of pieces of the anomaly detection data output within a predetermined area from the position of the vehicle when the anomaly occurred that is grasped based on the target data among the anomaly detection data stored in the memory. It is determined that the possibility that the target data is generated due to repair of the vehicle is higher when the number of pieces of the anomaly detection data is greater than or equal to a predetermined number than when the number of pieces of the anomaly detection data is less than the predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamanashi, Jun Tahara
  • Patent number: 10974718
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for managing communications for a connected vehicle, such as between the connected vehicle and other connected vehicle and/or between the connected vehicle and infrastructure entities, such as providers of services to the connected vehicle. For example, a communication network, such as a network provided by a network carrier, may include various cloud engines or other network-based servers that manage, coordinate, and/or provision communications between the connected vehicle and other parties, such as vehicles, road devices, buildings, and other infrastructure entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 10979389
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for management of a premises. The premises may comprise one or more devices, such as a gateway device, a control device, or a premises device. The gateway device may receive data and send the data to the control device. The data may comprise a command, an update, a configuration, or other information. Communication between the control device and any of the other devices at the premises may be configurable by a server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Baum, Paul J. Dawes
  • Patent number: 10976748
    Abstract: The technology relates to detecting and responding to sounds for a vehicle having an autonomous driving mode. In one example, an audible signal corresponding to a sound received at one or more microphones of the vehicle may be received. Sensor data generated by a perception system of the vehicle identifying objects in an environment of the vehicle may be received. A type of sound may be determined by inputting the audible signal into a classifier. A set of additional signals may be determined based on the determined type of sound. The sensor data may be processed in order to identify one or more additional signals of the identified set of additional signals. The vehicle may be controlled in the autonomous driving mode in order to respond to the sound based on the one or more additional signals and the type of sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: David Harrison Silver, Jennifer Taylor
  • Patent number: 10974696
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a transceiver and a processor. The processor is programmed to generate a user identifier responsive to receipt of authentication rights to the vehicle via the transceiver, and responsive to occurrence of a scheduled time and location specified by the authentication rights, activate a phone key of the authentication rights corresponding to the user identifier with a key manager and activate a passcode of the authentication rights corresponding to the user identifier with a passcode manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David McNabb, Shubham Sharma
  • Patent number: 10960868
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting an object and causing a vehicle to brake based on the detection. In one implementation, an object detecting and braking system for a vehicle includes at least one image capture device configured to acquire a plurality of images of an area including an object in front of the vehicle. The system includes at least one processing device programmed to perform a first image analysis to determine a first estimated time-to-collision of the vehicle with the object, and to perform a second image analysis to determine a second estimated time-to-collision of the vehicle with the object. The processing device is also programmed to calculate a difference between the first estimated time-to-collision and the second estimated time-to-collision, to determine that the difference does not exceed a predetermined threshold, and to cause the vehicle to brake based on the determination that the difference does not exceed the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Erez Dagan
  • Patent number: 10960898
    Abstract: A recommendation for performing an operation is generated for the interaction with a suggestion system having automated operations. A probability value for the performance of the recommended operation is determined. The recommended operation is automatically performed if a high probability value is determined therefor. Information about the automatically performed operation and an operating element for aborting or reversing the automatically performed operation are displayed. If an actuation of the displayed operating element by a user is detected, the automatically performed operation is aborted or reversed. The information about the automatically performed operation can be displayed on a first display and the operating element for aborting or reversing the automatically performed operation may be displayed on a second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Daniel Palzer, Helge Schäfer
  • Patent number: 10933800
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus that can be attached to a vehicle and can be effectively utilized for acquisition of road surface condition information, detection of a hidden vehicle, and the like is provided. The image projection apparatus that projects an image includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information related to a vehicle; an image projection unit that projects an image based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit; and imaging means that acquires an image outside the vehicle, the image projection unit projects light in a wavelength band centered on a wavelength of 1.4 ?m and the imaging means provides the information related to the vehicle by imaging an image projected based on the light in the wavelength band centered on the wavelength of 1.4 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kunii, Toshinori Sugiyama, Takuya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10927566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transportable device for preventing a loss of a movable object, comprising a protective housing (2) for protecting the device (1), an electronic alarm device (35), which is arranged in the protective housing (2) and has an anti-theft alarm function, and fastening means (11) for detachably fastening the device (1) to the movable object, wherein the fastening means (11) comprise at least one wrap-around element (12; 46; 52; 59; 68) for wrapping around at least one part of the movable object and wherein the wrap-around elements (12; 46; 52; 59; 68) can be fixed by means of locking elements (19, 20, 21; 49, 50, 51; 55, 57, 58; 61, 63, 64, 65; 71, 72, 73), which are arranged in the protective housing (2), wherein the locking elements (19, 20, 21; 49, 50, 51; 55, 57, 58; 61, 63, 64, 65; 71, 72, 73) can be selectively opened and closed by means of a lock device (13) rigidly connected to the protective housing (2), and wherein additionally the protective housing (2) can be selectively opene
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Nicolaus Cagan
  • Patent number: 10928239
    Abstract: This disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for detecting a water depth level using capacitive sensors. The systems and methods disclosed herein receive a first capacitive signal from a first capacitive sensor in a wheel well of a vehicle. The systems and methods may determine that the first capacitive signal is not below a threshold value. The systems and methods display an image in a cab of the vehicle, wherein the image corresponds to a water depth level associated with the first capacitive signal. The systems and methods receive a second capacitive signal from a second capacitive sensor corresponding to a rising water level. The systems and methods display a warning message, on a display, indicating the rising water level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Pietro Buttolo, Steven Schondorf, David James Tippy, Brian Bennie
  • Patent number: 10930136
    Abstract: A premises management system may comprise a gateway device. The gateway device may configured to determine one or more premises devices of a premises management system. The gateway device may be configured to receive an indication of a communication protocol associated with the premises devices. The gateway device may be configured to communicate with the premises devices using the communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Baum, Paul J. Dawes
  • Patent number: 10924905
    Abstract: Near field connection for secure tractor trailer communication, and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a system for wireless communication between a tractor and a trailer includes a first transceiver (TRX) attached to the tractor, and a second TRX attached to the trailer. An engagement between the tractor and the trailer brings the first TRX within an operational distance to the second TRX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PACCAR INC
    Inventors: Josef Lotz, Clifton Ellis
  • Patent number: 10913392
    Abstract: A warning device selects, as a first candidate, an obstacle whose collision time period is equal to or shorter than a threshold time period and is the shortest among at least one obstacle which is present either in a front area or in a side area. The warning device selects, as a second candidate, the obstacle whose collision time period is equal to or shorter than a threshold time period and is the shortest among at least one obstacle which is present in the side area. The warning device displays a warning screen which guides driver's eyes to a direction of one candidate with the shortest collision time period from the first candidate and the second candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junichi Morimura
  • Patent number: 10907727
    Abstract: Provided are a gear selection system for a vehicle, and a method of selecting a gear in a vehicle, wherein a touch-sensitive user input device is configured for receiving user input in the form of user touch gestures, a display screen is configured for displaying a gear selection Graphical User Interface, and a control apparatus is configured to control the display screen to display the gear selection GUI. A control signal indicative of a selected gear is generated by the gear selection system in response to a drag gesture being received on the touch-sensitive user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Aleksey Larin
  • Patent number: 10896555
    Abstract: An example operation may include providing a value to a transport based on sensor data associated with the transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jaya Bharath R. Goluguri, Felipe G. Salles, Christopher J. Risberg, Joshua C. Batie
  • Patent number: 10891866
    Abstract: A parking assist apparatus is disclosed. A parking assist apparatus includes an overhead sensor mounted to a garage ceiling and a controller adapted to receive instructions from a remote device to set an optimum parking position. The controller is adapted to display one or more guidelines on a display screen in the vehicle to indicate the position of the vehicle in relation to the optimum parking position and to switch the system between a sleep mode and an awake mode. The invention also includes a motion sensor attached to a garage door. When the motion sensor senses the garage door being opened, the motion sensor sends a signal to the controller, whereupon the controller switches the system to the awake mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Casey Webb
  • Patent number: 10882638
    Abstract: Provided are technologically improved adaptive ground safety lighting systems and related methods. The method includes receiving cockpit data providing a weight on wheels (WOW) indicator, an off-runway indicator, an engine off indicator, and an engine temperature, and receiving, from a connected-light assembly comprising a plurality of connected lighting edge nodes, a respective temperature measurement and wind measurement. Upon determining that there is a concurrent occurrence of (a) WOW indicator asserted, (b) off-runway indicator asserted, and (c) engine off indicator asserted, an environmental map around the aircraft is constructed, and a dissipation timer is started. A caution volume surrounding the engine is generated based on the heat dissipation factor of the engine and other received data, and the plurality of lighting edge nodes are illuminated in accordance with the caution volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Raghu Shamasundar