Of Relative Distance From An Obstacle Patents (Class 340/435)
  • Patent number: 11148595
    Abstract: An image output device outputs a periphery image of a vehicle to a display; acquires a capture image of the periphery; acquires detection information of the periphery; determines an accuracy factor of detection of each object; calculates a position of the object in the capture image; determines whether objects overlap with each other in the capture image; and sets an image transmission region to at least a part of a region displaying a first object disposed on a near side among the objects determined to overlap with each other in the capture image, generates the periphery image for visually confirming a second object disposed on a far side of the first object, and changes a transmittance defined in the image transmission region higher as the accuracy factor of the detection of the second object is higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kondo, Yusuke Akamine, Yasuyuki Miyake
  • Patent number: 11151806
    Abstract: Apparatus, device, methods and system relating to a vehicular telemetry environment for the real time generation and transformation of raw telematics big data into analytical telematics big data that includes raw telematics big data and supplemental data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Charles Cawse, Yi Zhao, Daniel Michael Dodgson
  • Patent number: 11145215
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for detecting movement of a portable electronic device; receiving video data, for a first object, captured by a video capture device during the movement; and utilizing the video data, presenting a video by a display device of the portable electronic device that is viewable to a user for directing an attention of the user in connection with the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sitting Man, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 11145041
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a setting unit configured to set an area, as a first area, in which at least one delimiting line for delimiting a parking space is detected in a first image of plural images continuously captured while moving; and a prediction unit configured to predict, based on the first area, a second area in which the at least one delimiting line is to be detected in at least one second image of the plural images, the at least one second image being captured later in time than the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okada, Hiroaki Sano, Tetsuo Yamamoto, Atsushi Yoshihara, Jun Kanetake, Ryo Yoshimura, Tomoki Shidori
  • Patent number: 11142196
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward a lane detection method. The method includes: acquiring road information for a section of a road upon which a subject vehicle is traveling, determining whether an adjacent vehicle is traveling in vicinity of the subject vehicle, defining, in response to determining the presence of the adjacent vehicle, a vehicle trajectory based on movement of the adjacent vehicle and the road information, detecting one or more lane markings along the road upon which the subject vehicle is traveling, defining a lane marking trajectory in response to detecting the one or more lane markings, calculating a lane accuracy for each estimated lane trajectory that includes the vehicle trajectory, the lane marking trajectory, or a combination thereof, and selecting a drive lane from among the estimated lane trajectories based on the lane accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minglei Huang
  • Patent number: 11145063
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an edge detector and a sidewall information calculator. The edge detector detects outlines extending from lower left toward upper right with respect to objects located on left side of a vehicle, and detects outlines extending from lower right toward upper left with respect to objects located on right side of the vehicle, on the basis of a luminance value of an image out of a pair of images captured by a stereo camera. The sidewall information calculator recognizes, on the basis of three-dimensional positional information of the objects having the outlines detected by the edge detector, whichever of the objects having the outlines detected by the edge detector is located at a predetermined height or greater from a road surface and has a predetermined length or greater in a front-rear direction of the vehicle, as a sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taku Umegatani
  • Patent number: 11135883
    Abstract: A vehicular backup assist system includes an ultrasonic sensor disposed at a trailer hitch that is configured to be attached at a rear portion of the vehicle. A control includes a processor for processing sensor data captured by the ultrasonic sensor. The control, with the trailer hitch attached at the vehicle, and during a reversing maneuver of the vehicle, and responsive to processing of sensor data captured by the ultrasonic sensor, detects presence of an object rearward of the vehicle and in the vicinity of the trailer hitch. Responsive to detecting presence of the object, the control alerts a driver of the vehicle of the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Harold E. Joseph, Jyothi P. Gali
  • Patent number: 11136046
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method of alarm for a vehicle. The present disclosure describes a alarm system for a vehicle for allowing a driver to practice a defensive drive in a weather environment which is hard to recognize the situation around the vehicle. An embodiment provides a alarm system for a vehicle including a camera operable to be disposed at the vehicle so as to have a field of view exterior of the vehicle, where the camera configured to capture image data, an image processor operable to process image data captured from the camera; a plurality of sensors disposed at the vehicle for sensing at least one of a front, side, or rear so as to capture sensing data, an alarm device for alerting a driver when detecting an object located in blind spot of the rear of the vehicle, and controller including at least one of processor configured to process at least one of (i) processing result of the captured image data and (ii) sensing data captured by the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Myeong Kim
  • Patent number: 11124183
    Abstract: A method for manoeuvring a motor vehicle is disclosed. In the method, a trajectory for manoeuvring the motor vehicle is determined. During the manoeuvring of the motor vehicle along the trajectory, a notification distance, which describes a distance to a turning point of the trajectory, and a collision distance, which describes a distance to an object in a surrounding of the motor vehicle, are determined. Based on the notification distance and the collision distance, a distance to go until the actuation of a brake system of the motor vehicle is determined. Based on changes in the time curve of the notification distance, a corrected notification distance is determined in an ongoing manner. Based on changes in the time curve of the collision distance, a corrected collision distance is determined in an ongoing manner. The distance to go is determined based on the corrected notification distance and the corrected collision distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventors: Stefanie Sattler, Steffen Luecker, Malte Joos, Jean-Francois Bariant, Frank Blinkie
  • Patent number: 11127301
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to adapting operation of an assistance system in a subject vehicle according to a presence of a trailer. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to determining that the trailer causes an occlusion to perception of at least one sensor about a surrounding environment of the subject vehicle, modifying system parameters associated with the assistance system according to the occlusion to adapt how the assistance system operates while the occlusion is present. The method includes controlling the assistance system as a function of the system parameters to improve assistance provided to an occupant of the subject vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ting-Yu Lai, Ryo Takaki, Bo Sun
  • Patent number: 11126859
    Abstract: Provided is a robot system including a robot, a distance image sensor that temporally continuously acquires, from above an operating space of the robot, distance image information around the operating space, and an image processing device that processes the acquired distance image information, the image processing device defining, around the operating space, a monitoring area that includes a boundary for enabling entrance into the operating space from the outside, including a storing unit that stores reference distance image information, and detecting, based on the distance image information acquired by the distance image sensor and the reference distance image information stored in the storing unit, whether a stationary object present in the monitoring area is blocking the boundary in a visual field of the distance image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Takahashi, Atsushi Watanabe, Minoru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11117517
    Abstract: A vehicle control system for moving a vehicle to a target location is disclosed. According to examples of the disclosure, a camera captures one or more images of a known object corresponding to the target location. An on-board computer having stored thereon information about the known object can process the one or more images to determine vehicle location with respect to the known object. The system can use the vehicle's determined location and a feedback controller to move the vehicle to the target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Faraday&Future Inc.
    Inventors: Aziz Umit Batur, Oliver Max Jeromin, Paul Alan Theodosis, Michael Venegas
  • Patent number: 11119192
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for detecting overhead obstructions along a path segment. One exemplary method includes receiving three-dimensional data collected by a depth sensing device traveling along a path segment, wherein the three-dimensional data comprises point cloud data positioned above a ground plane of the path segment. The method further includes identifying data points of the point cloud data positioned within a corridor positioned above the ground plane. The method further includes projecting the identified data points onto a plane. The method further includes detecting the overhead obstruction based on a concentration of point cloud data positioned within a plurality of cells of the plane. The method further includes storing the detected overhead obstruction above the path segment within a map database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Fangning He, David Doria, Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 11109634
    Abstract: Presented are intelligent electronic footwear with controller automated features, methods for making/using such footwear, and control systems for executing automated features of intelligent electronic footwear. An intelligent electronic shoe (IES) includes an upper that attaches to a user's foot, and a sole structure that is attached to the upper and supports thereon the user's foot. An alert system, which is mounted to the sole structure and/or upper, generates predetermined outputs in response to electronic command signals. The IES system also includes a wireless communications device that wirelessly communicates with a remote computing node, and a footwear controller that communicates with the wireless communications device and alert system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Jamian R. Cobbett, Vikram Malhotra, Hien Tommy Pham
  • Patent number: 11113550
    Abstract: A method for reminding a driver of a motor vehicle to start at a light signal device, includes the following steps: detecting a light signal of a light signal device by evaluating an image data set; detecting the stationary state of the motor vehicle according to the motor vehicle operating parameters; producing a stop signal when the detected light signal is a stop light signal and when the motor vehicle is stationary; in the presence of the stop signal, generating a start signal when a switch to a drive light signal is detected by evaluating an additional image data set, and transferring the start signal via an interface to an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Joeran Zeisler
  • Patent number: 11112788
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in one aspect, provides a method for monitoring a vehicle environment. The method may include determining environmental data of a vehicle with an environmental sensor system, transmitting the environmental data to a mobile unit, determining a local position of the mobile unit with respect to the vehicle, and selecting a subset of the environmental data based on the local position of the mobile unit and depicting the subset of the environmental data on the mobile unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Michael Burkhart, Thomas Rösch
  • Patent number: 11104269
    Abstract: A vehicle computing system may implement techniques to dynamically modify warning signals from a vehicle to ensure that an object (e.g., dynamic object) is notified of the vehicle operation. A vehicle computing system may emit a first warning signal including an audio and/or visual signal and may detect an object reaction to the first warning signal. Based on a determination that the object reaction does not substantially alter the ability for the vehicle to overcome the object, the vehicle computing system may modify a frequency, volume, luminosity, color, shape, motion, etc. of the first warning signal to emit a second warning signal. The vehicle computing system may continually modify warning signals until the object reacts according to an expected reaction or becomes irrelevant to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Mark Karol
  • Patent number: 11100729
    Abstract: Event-related information is acquired, and a judgment is made as to whether a particular event is detected. When a particular event is detected, direction information indicating a first direction is acquired, and first recognition result information is acquired as to a result of a recognition process as to an object located outside a vehicle. Furthermore, a judgment is made as to whether the first recognition result information includes a result of object recognition in the first direction and as to whether existence of a specific object in the first direction is detected. In a case where it is judged that the first recognition result information indicates that object recognition in the first direction is performed and existence of a specific object in the first direction is not detected, process completion information indicating that the vehicle has performed the recognition process in the first direction is generated and output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Masayoshi Tojima, Shunsuke Kuhara
  • Patent number: 11099571
    Abstract: Autonomous vehicle takeover based on restricted areas includes receiving position data of a vehicle, the position data indicating a position of a vehicle traveling in an area, correlating the received position data to a map including mapped areas designated as non-roadway areas, where the correlating determines that the vehicle is traveling in a designated non-roadway area, checking one or more restrictions placed on vehicular travel in the non-roadway area in which the vehicle is traveling and, based on the one or more restrictions, performing processing to undertake action(s), the action(s) including controlling function(s) of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen
  • Patent number: 11100805
    Abstract: A computer is programmed to determine a target area to project, along a planned travel path of a vehicle, a symbol based on detecting a target object. The computer is further programmed to actuate a light source to project the symbol moving within the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Venkatesh Krishnan, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Patent number: 11100338
    Abstract: A data recording device includes at least one sensor configured to detect a surrounding environment of a moving object as detection data, a buffer configured to store the detection data in association with a time point, a tracking unit configured to perform tracking of an object being present around the moving object based on the detection data stored in the buffer, a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the object is lost during the tracking of the object performed by the tracking unit, a period determination unit configured to determine a period during which the object is determined to be lost by the determination unit as a recording period in response to a fact that a predetermined recording condition is satisfied, and a recording unit configured to record the detection data corresponding to the recording period onto a recording medium among the detection data stored in the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Hayashi, Yasuhiro Takagi, Nobuhide Kamata, Ryo Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11091153
    Abstract: An ECU performs collision avoidance control for an avoiding collision with an object based on at least one of first information, which is a detection result of the object based on a reflected wave corresponding to a transmission wave, and second information, which is a detection result of the object based on a captured image of an area in front of a vehicle captured by an image capturing means. When the state changes from a state where the object is detected by the first information and the second information to a state where the object is detected only by the first information, the ECU determines whether or not the object is located in a near area predetermined as an area in front of the vehicle in which the second information is not be able be acquired. When it is determined that the object is located in the near area, the ECU maintains an activation condition of the collision avoidance control to that in the state where the object is detected by the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Takaki
  • Patent number: 11091162
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for determining inter-vehicle distance during adaptive cruise control. Moreover, the method is directed to the integration of multiple sensing modalities to accurately determine inter-vehicle distance at close ranges. This approach exploits standard, vehicle-based sensors and processing circuitry to improve the selection of sensing modalities during inter-vehicle distance determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Trenton B. Lindholm
  • Patent number: 11091159
    Abstract: A control ECU (10) executes left-side preliminary control for preventing an occupant from performing an operation of opening a left door when an object is predicted to reach a left virtual line segment (LVL) based on a position of the object. The control ECU executes right-side preliminary control for preventing the occupant from performing an operation of opening a right door when the object is predicted to reach a right virtual line segment (RVL) based on the position of the object. Further, the control ECU executes both-side preliminary control for preventing the occupant from performing an operation of opening both of the left door and the right door when the object is predicted to reach a central virtual line segment (CVL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyuki Saito, Takuya Kaminade, Iwao Izumikawa
  • Patent number: 11094196
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a rear cross traffic alert includes: a parking form determiner that determines a parking form of a vehicle using at least one of sensing information or parking space information; a reference angle setter that sets a reference angle for controlling a rear cross traffic alert in accordance with the parking form; and a traffic alert controller that controls generation/non-generation of a traffic alert using a result of comparison between an incidence angle, which is formed by a movement path of another vehicle detected inside a rear cross traffic alert area of the vehicle and a longitudinal reference line of the vehicle, and the reference angle if a rear cross traffic alert start condition of the vehicle is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventors: Jae Suk Kim, Tae Bong Noh
  • Patent number: 11092688
    Abstract: This document describes spatial and temporal processing of ultrasonic-sensor detections for mapping in vehicle-parking-assist functions. Specifically, spatial intersections, which are determined from a pair of neighboring ultrasonic sensors having ultrasonic detections at substantially the same time, can address latency issues associated with temporal intersections and can be determined without the vehicle moving. Temporal intersections can address situations when one sensor of the pair of neighboring ultrasonic sensors has an ultrasonic detection while the other sensor does not. Using both the spatial and temporal intersections provides high accuracy for angular information, which enables enhanced mapping and efficient performance of vehicle-parking-assist functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Qian Wang, Kevin J. Hawes
  • Patent number: 11086333
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus for an autonomously operated commercial vehicle to allow panoramic capture of surroundings of the commercial vehicle, including: radar units mountable in front corner areas of the vehicle; downwardly directed cameras having a fisheye objective, mountable on front upper corner areas of the vehicle; at least one rearwardly directed sensor mounted on a section of the vehicle to allow rearward image capture; and an evaluation module to evaluate image data from the radar units, the downwardly directed cameras and the at least one rearwardly directed sensor to achieve the panoramic capture of the surroundings of the vehicle; in which the radar units and the at least one rearwardly directed sensor capture all points in a surrounding area of the vehicle, and wherein the downwardly directed cameras capture all points in the surrounding area of the vehicle. Also described are a related commercial vehicle, method and computer readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER NUTZFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Levente Balogh, Huba Nemeth, Csaba Horvath, Viktor Tihanyi
  • Patent number: 11084423
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing an around view comprises: first and second cameras for acquiring first and second image information; and a processor. The processor can generate an around view image including a first area including a subject overlapping area and a second area excluding the subject overlapping area, on the basis of first and second images. The subject overlapping area is disposed between first and second boundary lines in the first and second images. The first boundary line is located in the first area, and the second boundary line adjoins the second area. If it is predicted that a first object will pass through the second boundary line due to the first object approaching within a predetermined distance thereto, the processor can generate an around view image in which the second area is changed so that the second area includes the subject overlapping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Gyun Kim, Sung Hyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11077798
    Abstract: A vehicle side-view mirror assembly includes an anchor element mountable to a vehicle exterior, and a foldable housing, including a first surface directed in a forward direction when the foldable housing is in an unfolded position, a first capacitive cover and a first electric ground path attached to the first surface, a second surface that is a lateral side surface facing away from the anchor element, a second capacitive cover and a second electric ground path attached to the second surface, a third surface that is a hinged side surface hingedly connected to the anchor element, and a third capacitive cover and a third electric ground path attached to the third surface. Each of the capacitive covers are electrically insulated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Anthony Dwayne Cooprider, Zeljko Deljevic
  • Patent number: 11080208
    Abstract: A data storage device includes: a housing integrating a control logic, a data protection logic, and a non-volatile storage; and a network interface connector integrated to the housing and is configured to be directly inserted into a network switch. The control logic is configured to store a vehicle data including a video stream in the non-volatile storage. The video stream is received from a video camera that is connected to the network switch. The data protection logic is configured to detect a vehicle event and change an operating mode of the data storage device to a read-only mode prohibiting the vehicle data stored in the non-volatile storage from being erased or tampered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Sompong Paul Olarig, David Schwaderer, Oscar Prem Pinto, Jason Martineau
  • Patent number: 11077858
    Abstract: A vehicle driver state determination apparatus in a vehicle is provided as follows. A specific notification is issued from a driving assistance apparatus in response to an occurrence of a specific event; the specific notification urges the driver to perform a predetermined driving operation. A reaction time is measured from when the specific notification is issued to when the predetermined driving operation is performed by the driver, to evaluate a state relating to a driving ability of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Morimoto, Ayako Tsunoda, Kaneyoshi Ueda
  • Patent number: 11073839
    Abstract: A traveling apparatus includes a housing, an obstacle detection unit that detects a position of an obstacle in an area surrounding the housing, a traveling route determination unit that determines a traveling route of the housing in accordance with the position of the obstacle, and a travel driving unit that causes the housing to travel in accordance with the traveling route. The traveling route determination unit sets in accordance with the position of the obstacle in the area surrounding the housing a distribution of weights for taking a course to a width direction of a path of the housing and if the obstacle detection unit detects the obstacle on the path of the housing, the traveling route determination unit sets the distribution of the weights such that a weight of an evasive course in a predetermined direction to the obstacle increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11074810
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for providing feedback to outside a vehicle, a device, and a computer readable storage medium. The method includes: detecting an attention state of a pedestrian to the vehicle, wherein the attention state is configured to indicate whether the pedestrian notices the vehicle; determining feedback information of the vehicle to the pedestrian based at least in part on the attention state; and controlling an output component of the vehicle to output the feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ya Wang
  • Patent number: 11072346
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system includes: a traveling plan creation section that creates a traveling plan of an autonomous driving operation; a traveling state acquisition section that acquires an actual traveling state in the autonomous driving operation; a determination section that verifies the actual traveling state in the autonomous driving operation with the traveling plan of the autonomous driving operation, and determines whether the autonomous driving operation is performed according to the traveling plan; and a notification control section that notifies a determination result of the determination section. The autonomous driving system gives the driver a sense of security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kodai Okada, Kiyoshi Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 11074817
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus mounted on a vehicle, performing a driving support control includes: other vehicle determining unit that determines whether the other vehicle moves towards a present lane where the own vehicle runs from an adjacent lane; an acquiring unit that acquires a tip end lateral position of other vehicle in the present lane side, among lateral positions of the other vehicle in a direction perpendicular to a travelling direction of the own vehicle; an object determination unit that determines, based on a movement or a predicted movement of the tip end lateral position into the present lane from the adjacent lane, the other vehicle to be an object of a driving support control, and determining, based on no-movement of the tip end lateral position, the other vehicle not to be an object of a driving support control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shogo Matsunaga, Masayasu Tanase
  • Patent number: 11069241
    Abstract: In a driving support device for a vehicle, a collision prediction unit uses a determination plane defined by a lateral position axis indicating a position with respect to a vehicle in a lateral direction orthogonal to a vehicle traveling direction and a prediction time period axis indicating a time-to-collision set in the vehicle traveling direction. The collision prediction unit establishes a collision prediction area as an area in the determination plane. Further, the collision prediction unit determines whether at least a part of the section between both ends of a target is within the collision prediction area in the determination plane. Depending on the determination, the collision prediction unit predicts a collision with the target. The width of the collision prediction area along a lateral position axis is set based on the width of the vehicle. The lateral position of the collision prediction area is set based on a product between the speed of the target and the time-to-collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shogo Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 11066070
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling a vehicle speed based on information about forward vehicles that travel in the same lane may be acquired using Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communications in a cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC) system. The CACC system includes a communication unit receiving vehicle information from neighboring vehicles using V2V communications; an information collection unit collecting vehicle information of the neighboring vehicles and the subject vehicle using sensors; and a control unit determining a forward vehicle and a far-forward vehicle using the sensors, selecting first and second target vehicles for being followed by the subject vehicle based on the vehicle information of the forward vehicle and the far-forward vehicle and the vehicle information of the neighboring vehicles, and controlling the driving speed of the subject vehicle based on speed information of the first and second target vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yoon Soo Kim, Myung Seon Heo, Dong Gyu Noh, Young Chul Oh, In Yong Jung, Su Lyun Sung, Hyoung Geun Kwon, Dae Sung Hwang, Ki Cheol Shin, Jong Rok Park, Cho Rong Ryu, Jun Sik Hwang, Min Byeong Lee, Seung Wook Park, Hahk Rel Noh, Byung Yong You
  • Patent number: 11068726
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that may distinguish between dynamic obstacles and static obstacles. Given a detector for a class of static obstacles or objects, the vehicle may receive sensor data indicative of an environment of the vehicle. When a possible object is detected in a single frame, a location of the object and a time of observation of the object may be compared to previous observations. Based on the object being observed a threshold number of times, in substantially the same location, and within some window of time, the vehicle may accurately detect the presence of the object and reduce any false detections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: David Harrison Silver, Jonathan Baldwin Dowdall, David Ian Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11062151
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining a description of a lane which is in an environment of a vehicle includes ascertaining an assignment function that is set up to assign different values of a feature vector different descriptions of a lane. The method also includes ascertaining environment data of the vehicle, where the environment data includes information about a roadway marking and/or about one or more objects in the environment of the vehicle. In addition, the method includes ascertaining a current value of the feature vector on the basis of the environment data, and determining a description of the lane using the assignment function and using the current value of the feature vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Yusaku Yamashita, Georg Tanzmeister, Marc Hofmann
  • Patent number: 11062526
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting and notifying access to a dangerous area in a workplace using image processing and location tracking technology are disclosed. The system includes a server configured to partition a workplace into grating sections to assign coordinates, set a dangerous object or a dangerous area, and broadcast a notification message including coordinates of the dangerous object and information on the dangerous area, and smart glasses configured to display a grating of an adjacent dangerous area or an adjacent dangerous object in an augmented reality mode by using the coordinates of the dangerous object or the information on the dangerous area that are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Young-Hwan Yoo, Joonyoung Lim, Youngjin Shin
  • Patent number: 11052825
    Abstract: The invention concerns a side clearance device for motor vehicle comprising: a first section comprising a first end fixed with a fastening plate; the said first section extending according to a first direction (XI); a second section comprising a first end connected with a second end of the said first section; and the said second section extending according to a second direction (X2); the said first and second sections having a drag coefficient of under 0.45; the said second section possessing a terminal surface (20) between 40 and 600 mm2, opposite to the said first end of the said second section; the said terminal surface (20) being designed to extend in the field of vision of the driver when the said fastening plate is fixed onto a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Nicolas Berne, Michel Pradal
  • Patent number: 11050399
    Abstract: In device having at least one microphone and one or more speakers, environmental sound may be recorded using the microphone, classified and mixed with source media sound to produce a mixed sound depending on the classification. The mixed sound may then be played over the one or more speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Takeo Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 11050162
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a sensor fusion system for use in an autonomous vehicle. The sensor fusion system has a radar detection unit with a metastructure antenna to direct a beamform in a field-of-view (“FoV”) of the vehicle, an analysis module to receive information about a detected object and determine control actions for the radar detection unit and the metastructure antenna based on the received information and on environmental information, and an autonomous control unit to control actions of the vehicle based on the received information and the environmental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Maha Achour, George Daniel
  • Patent number: 11040660
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicle-mounted monitor display system includes a camera which captures an image of outside scenery which is a blind spot of a driver created by a pillar, a display which displays an image on the pillar, and an image processing device which generates a display image by cutting out the image captured by the camera in conformity with a display range of the pillar, and outputs the display image to the display. In the image processing device, a resolution of the display image is reduced in a state where a vehicle equipped therewith is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunori Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11039734
    Abstract: A depiction system for generating a real time correlated depiction of movements of a surgical tool for uses in minimally invasive surgery is described. In an embodiment the system includes a computer system, 3D surface data generation means and position data generation means for obtaining real time spatial position data of at least a part of the surgical tool. The 3D surface data generation means or the position data generation is adapted for providing surface position data of at least the target area. The computer system is programmed for determining depiction data representing a depiction of the real time relative spatial position(s) of the surgical tool onto at least a portion of the surface contour of the surface section of the minimally invasive surgery cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: 3DIntegrated Aps
    Inventors: Steen Møller Hansen, Henriette Schultz Kirkegaard
  • Patent number: 11042355
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein include (i) receiving a voice command via at least one microphone of a networked microphone device, wherein the networked microphone device is configured to receive voice commands for a media playback system, and wherein the media playback system comprises the networked microphone device and a first playback device configured to play back content, (ii) determining that the networked microphone device is not configured to play back the content, (iii) in response to determining that the networked microphone is not configured to play back the content, determining that the first playback device is available to play back the content, (iv) causing the first playback device to play back the content, (v) determining that the first playback device is no longer available to play back the content, and (vi) selecting a second playback device to play back the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Plagge, Simon Jarvis, Christopher Butts
  • Patent number: 11030904
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a vehicle capable of predicting occurrence of a car traffic accident by detecting information regarding the other vehicle traveling around the vehicle and the other person who is a driver. An information processing apparatus according to a first aspect of the present disclosure includes a sensing unit that senses surrounding environment, a reception unit that receives information to prevent an accident regarding a predetermined area according to a current position, and a control unit that changes a parameter with which the sensing unit senses the surrounding environment on the basis of the information to prevent an accident received from the reception unit and a performance of the sensing unit. The present disclosure is capable of being applied to, for example, a car navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yifu Tang, Hiroaki Takano, Hiromasa Uchiyama, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 11021106
    Abstract: According to various aspects, a vehicle may include: an external structure; an assembly configured to allow a movement of at least a part of the assembly relative to the external structure at least from a first position to a second position, wherein the assembly protrudes from the external structure with a first distance in the first position and with a second distance less than the first distance in the second position; one or more sensors configured to receive obstacle information associated with one or more obstacles in a vicinity of the vehicle; one or more processors configured to determine a collision threat to the assembly based on the obstacle information, and trigger the movement of at least the part of the assembly from the first position into the second position in the case that the collision threat is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Pohl
  • Patent number: 11014495
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system that provides protection to a vehicle against impacts when the vehicle is parked. The system consists of using the elements with which some vehicles are manufactured to design a system that provides protection to the vehicle when parked. In a first embodiment, the system uses as proximity sensors the ultrasound transducers with which certain vehicles are equipped. Subsequently, by mathematically manipulating this data in the elements designed for this purpose in the central computer, the system calculates the speed and acceleration of vehicles approaching the parked vehicle, issuing a visible and audible alarm to prevent a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Ernst Albert Remberg Bueno
  • Patent number: 11010620
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and a method of compensating for a position of a vehicle, and a camera module. More specifically, a system of compensating for the position of the vehicle of the present disclosure detects a front road-line and a rear road-line of a driving lane of the vehicle based on image data on the front and rear areas of the vehicle, determines an offset of a front road-line and an offset of a rear road-line based on the front road-line and the rear road-line of the driving lane of the vehicle, compares the offset of the front road-line with the offset of the rear road-line, and determines a final road-line offset of the vehicle according to the result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Min Gwan Jo