Of Relative Distance From An Obstacle Patents (Class 340/435)
  • Patent number: 11508064
    Abstract: A method includes: acquiring a training data set including pieces of training data, each of the pieces including an image of a training target, first annotation data representing a rectangular region in the image, and second annotation data; training, based on the image and the first annotation data, an object detection model specifying a rectangular region including the training target; training, based on the image and the second annotation data, a neural network; and calculating a first index value related to a relationship of a pixel number, the trained estimation model and the calculated first index value being used in a determination process that determines, based on the calculated first index value and a second index value relationship between a pixel number in an output result and an estimation result, whether or not a target in a target image is normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, RIKEN, NATIONAL CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Akira Sakai, Masaaki Komatsu, Ai Dozen
  • Patent number: 11501637
    Abstract: An approach is provided for detecting lane-level dangerous slowdown events based on probe data and/or sensor data. The approach, for example, involves splitting probe data, sensor data, or a combination thereof into at least one vehicle trajectory, wherein the data is collected from one or more vehicles traveling on a road segment. For each vehicle trajectory of the at least one vehicle trajectory, the approach also involves processing said each vehicle trajectory to detect a slowdown event based on a speed reduction greater than a threshold reduction. The approach further involves classifying a slowdown event type of the slowdown event based on a final driving location, a final driving speed, or a combination thereof of the at least one vehicle trajectory. The approach further involves providing the slowdown event, the slowdown event type, or a combination thereof as an output for the road segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Xu, Yuxin Guan, Bruce Bernhardt, Zongyi Xuan
  • Patent number: 11492782
    Abstract: A shovel includes a lower traveling body, an upper turning body turnably mounted on the lower traveling body, a cab installed on the upper turning body, a display device installed in the cab, and image capturing devices attached to the upper turning body. The display device is configured to simultaneously display a left mirror image and a right mirror image generated based on an image captured by at least one of the image capturing devices. The left mirror image is an image corresponding to a mirror image in a left mirror attached to the left front end of the shovel. The right mirror image is an image corresponding to a mirror image in a right mirror attached to the right front end of the shovel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuma Seki
  • Patent number: 11492002
    Abstract: An electronic device attached to a vehicle and a control method therefor are disclosed. A control method for an electronic device attached to a vehicle according to the present invention comprises the steps of: acquiring driving information from a sensor included in a vehicle while the vehicle is running; determining a dangerous event having occurred while the vehicle is running, on the basis of the acquired driving information; and providing an image associated with the determined dangerous event, on the basis of information associated with the determined dangerous event from among the driving information. Accordingly, an electronic device attached to a vehicle provides an image relating to a situation in which a dangerous event is expected to occur, on the basis of detected driving information. Through the provided image, a vehicle driver can develop safe driving habits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaewon Kim, Sunhee Youm, Beomseok Oh
  • Patent number: 11488479
    Abstract: A method and system for generating and outputting a targeting warning in association with a road agent is provided. The method includes detecting, by a sensor operating in conjunction with a computing device of a vehicle, a road agent at a distance from the vehicle, analyzing, by the computing device of the vehicle, one or more characteristics of the road agent at the distance, generating, by the computing device, a targeted warning based on analyzing the one or more characteristics of the road agent at the distance, and outputting, by a component operating in conjunction with the computing device of the vehicle, the targeted warning in association with the road agent at the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Simon A. I. Stent
  • Patent number: 11486988
    Abstract: This disclosure relates, e.g., to a method for calibrating the alignment of a moving object sensor that comprises the steps: Detection of the movement of the object sensor, multiple detection of at least one static object by the moving object sensor at different positions of the object sensor, calculation of the relative positions of the static object with respect to the corresponding positions of the object sensor, calculation of anticipated positions of the static object from the relative positions while assuming an alignment error of the object sensor, calculation of an error parameter from the anticipated positions, and minimization of the error parameter by adapting the alignment error of the object sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Niklas Koch, Christian Merfels, Ugur Kekec
  • Patent number: 11479240
    Abstract: A collision avoidance assist apparatus starts an autonomous steering control to autonomously steer and turn an own vehicle to orient the own vehicle in a laterally extending direction of an obstacle to avoid a collision of the own vehicle with the obstacle when the own vehicle potentially collides with the obstacle. The apparatus sets a first condition as a control termination condition used to determine whether to terminate the autonomous steering control, based on a laterally extending direction of the obstacle relative to the own vehicle when starting the autonomous steering control. The apparatus terminates the autonomous steering control when the obstacle is tracked, and a second condition different from the first condition becomes satisfied. The apparatus terminates the autonomous steering control when the obstacle is not tracked, and the first condition becomes satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuto Shimbo, Tsunekazu Yasoshima, Masataka Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11472338
    Abstract: A method for displaying video images via a vehicular vision system includes providing a rear backup camera having an imager and a wide angle lens disposed at the imager with its center axis vertically offset from a center region of an imaging array sensor of the imager. A distant central horizon region is imaged at the upper region of the imaging array sensor via light that has passed through a center region of the wide angle lens, and a closer region is imaged at the center region and the lower region of the imaging array sensor via light that has passed through a lower peripheral region of the wide angle lens. Video images derived from image data captured by the rear backup camera are displayed on a video display for viewing by a driver of the vehicle during a reversing maneuver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Frank Goseberg, Ruediger Boegel
  • Patent number: 11474234
    Abstract: A device for estimating a distance based on object detection and a method thereof are provided. The device for estimating a distance based on object detection according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a fusion sensor including a first sensor configured to detect positions of a plurality of objects in front of a host vehicle and a second sensor configured to capture a front image of the host vehicle, and a controller communicatively connected to the fusion sensor and configured to recognize all radar tracks corresponding to distances detected by the first sensor and all vision tracks corresponding to distances detected by the second sensor, assign adjacent vision tracks for each of the radar tracks to one cluster, and correct distances of all the vision tracks assigned to the corresponding cluster based on the closest vision track from the radar track for each cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: HL Klemove Corp.
    Inventors: Kallakuri Sankalp Suryanaryana, Jitesh Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 11475764
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) service station, comprising: a receiver configured to receive, from one or more sensors, information on a set of road users perceived by the sensors, wherein said road user information includes, for each road user in the set, a respective geographical position determined by the sensors; a controller connected to the receiver and configured to determine, on the basis of said geographical positions, whether a subset of road users in said set meets a predetermined criterion of mutual proximity; and a transmitter connected to the controller and configured to transmit, when said subset comprises two or more road users, a service message indicative of said subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Kapsch TrafficCom AG
    Inventors: Jasja Tijink, Dieter Smely
  • Patent number: 11458886
    Abstract: A detection system designed to be mounted in a first vehicle. The detection system has a detection device configured to detect the presence of a second vehicle in a detection zone of the first vehicle, an alert device configured to generate a first stimulus perceptible by the driver of the first vehicle if a second vehicle is present in the detection zone, and a monitoring device configured to detect a reaction by the driver of the first vehicle in response to the first stimulus. The alert device is configured to generate a second stimulus in case of reaction by the driver of the first vehicle in reaction to the first stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Omar Ben Abdelaziz
  • Patent number: 11457184
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a controller. The controller is configured to execute: acquiring a presence or an absence of a predetermined input from the outside to parked vehicles parked in a predetermined parking area in which a plurality of vehicles are parked, identifying a vehicle target vehicle for which the predetermined input is made among the parked vehicles, and issuing a command for activating a first vehicle sensor configured to detect a peripheral information of a first vehicle and provided to the first vehicle based on the predetermined input to target vehicle, the first vehicle being a vehicle parked around target vehicle in the predetermined parking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryota Nakabayashi, Naoki Yamada, Daigo Fujii, Atsushi Ikegaya
  • Patent number: 11455885
    Abstract: A method for vehicle traffic behavior monitoring and feedback that includes collecting vehicle sensor data from a set of vehicles operating in a traffic environment, where each vehicle transmits vehicle sensor data via a communications network to a processor, and forming a consensus block of aggregate data, where the aggregate data is made of individual vehicle sensor data from each vehicle in the set of vehicles, and where the processor discards duplicate data and repetitive data from the consensus block. The method also includes detecting, in the consensus block, a vehicle motion pattern, where the vehicle motion pattern deviates from a threshold by greater than a tolerance, mapping the vehicle motion pattern to a particular vehicle in the set of vehicles, and generating a feedback response based on the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reinhold Geiselhart, Felix Beier, Dominik Schnell
  • Patent number: 11449077
    Abstract: A method, computing system and computer program product are provided to identify the alignment of an aircraft with an incorrect surface, such as a taxiway or a runway that is closed or unsuited for current conditions. In a method, the trajectory of an aircraft approaching an airport is determined. Based upon the trajectory and information regarding a configuration of the airport, the method determines whether the aircraft is approaching the incorrect surface. If the aircraft is approaching the incorrect surface, the method interacts via an interface to cause an alert to be issued. If the aircraft is approaching a correct surface, the method determines whether the trajectory of the aircraft is consistent with predefined procedures of the airport. If the trajectory of the aircraft is inconsistent with predefined procedures of the airport, the method interacts via the interface to cause the alert to be issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Sheila Ruth Conway
  • Patent number: 11449830
    Abstract: An indication that an occupant has entered a vehicle is detected on a computing device. The occupant is identified based on the indication that the occupant has entered the vehicle. A health record that is associated with the occupant is accessed by the computing device. The computing device enables the accessed health record associated with the occupant to be available from a secure digital storage container. The health record associated with the occupant is provided to a second computing device registered to a first responder from the secure digital storage container based on detecting an indication that the vehicle has had a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: IQVIA Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Connery, Matthew Tindall, Scott Hanslip
  • Patent number: 11442167
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle having a sensor and a sensor having a plurality of light transmitters and a plurality of light receivers that are arranged in a common housing, with the optical axes of the light transmitters and light receivers being arranged in parallel or in fan form in different angle directions having angular intervals, whereby a protected field is formed, and having a control and evaluation unit for monitoring and evaluating the protected field, wherein a camera is connected to the control and evaluation unit, with camera images of the camera being evaluated by the control and evaluation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventor: Michael Pfister
  • Patent number: 11432094
    Abstract: A system including circuitry communicably coupled to a plurality of sensors and a plurality of audio output devices are provided. The circuitry receives a plurality of signals from the plurality of sensors. The circuitry further detects a type of a first object and a position of the first object with respect to a first vehicle based on the received plurality of signals. The circuitry further generates metadata associated with the first object based on the detected type of the first object and the position of the first object. The metadata comprises a first three-dimensional (3D) audio object. The circuitry further controls a first set of audio output devices of the plurality of audio output devices to output the first 3D audio object in a 3D space of the first vehicle at a first time instant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ted Yamazaki, Tonni Larsen, Leigh Anderson
  • Patent number: 11420623
    Abstract: Determining object importance in vehicle control systems can include obtaining, for a vehicle in operation, an image of a dynamic scene, identifying an object type associated with one or more objects in the image, determining, based on the object type and a goal associated with the vehicle, an importance metric associated with the one or more objects, and controlling the vehicle based at least in part on the importance metric associated with the one or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ashish Tawari, Sujitha Catherine Martin, Mingfei Gao
  • Patent number: 11420625
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor to collect a plurality of images of one or more targets at an intersection, input the images to a machine learning program to determine a number of the targets to which a host vehicle is predicted to yield at the intersection based on time differences between the plurality of images, and transmit a message indicating the number of the targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Akhil Perincherry, Kunjan Singh, Nikhil Nagraj Rao
  • Patent number: 11421402
    Abstract: A work machine control device determines an operation mode of a work machine. The operation mode indicates that a subset of a set of zones near the work machine are to be ignored for object detection alerts. The work machine control device receives, from one or more object detection sensors, an indication that an object is within a zone of the set of zones. The work machine control device may determine to not provide an alert for the object based on a determination that the zone is within the subset of the set of zones, or may provide the alert for the object based on a determination that the zone is not within the subset of the set of zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael William Ries, David E. Munson
  • Patent number: 11418773
    Abstract: An imaging system is provided comprising: a memory storing instructions which, when executed by processing circuitry, cause the processing circuitry to perform operations comprising: determining multiple image regions of interest (ROIs) within a camera image plane that correspond to one or more three-dimensional (3D) world object images; determining multiple radar ROIs that correspond to one or more 3D world objects; determining 3D world distances corresponding to the radar ROIs; determining multiple co-registered ROI pairs by co-registering individual image ROIs with individual radar ROIs corresponding to common 3D world objects; adjusting one or more parameters associated with the camera, based upon the co-registered ROI pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Plato Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Amin Arbabian, Akbar Ghasemi, Matt Thornton, Hao Nan, Mashhour Solh
  • Patent number: 11410556
    Abstract: A front blind spot detection and warning system for vehicle comprising: a monitoring element mounted to a front portion of a host vehicle for monitoring the condition of a current lane and a neighboring lane in front of the host vehicle, the monitoring element defining a detectable blind spot zone in a front area of the neighboring lane; and a controller connected with the monitoring element for receiving detected information from the monitoring element; wherein the controller is configured to obtain the running state of the host vehicle and the detected information of the monitoring element and to determine there is a blind spot risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Yuanting Huang
  • Patent number: 11409841
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for detecting an object in a spatial region. The method comprises the following steps for each cell of a plurality of cells of the spatial region: determining evidence masses for the hypotheses that a cell is occupied, is not occupied, or may not be occupied at a current point in time on the basis of sensor data relating to the spatial region; determining predicted evidence masses for the hypotheses at the current point in time on the basis of actual evidence masses for a hypothesis at a previous point in time and on the basis of a plurality of particles for a corresponding plurality of movement hypotheses for the cell; and determining the actual evidence masses at the actual point in time by combining the measured evidence masses with the predicted evidence masses at the current point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Sascha Steyer, Georg Tanzmeister
  • Patent number: 11407426
    Abstract: A collision warning method and a collision warning apparatus are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a target deceleration and a target distance headway of a first vehicle by training based on historical travel data of the first vehicle, obtaining a TTC of the first vehicle and a leading vehicle, and determining, based on a comparison between the TTC and a first threshold, whether to send warning information. Because the target deceleration and the target distance headway of the first vehicle can reflect personal driving habit characteristics of a driver of the first vehicle, the TTC obtained based on the historical travel data is highly adaptable, thereby effectively resolving a problem of low warning effectiveness that is caused by a unified deceleration and a unified distance headway in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fei Hua, Haishan Sun, Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 11400931
    Abstract: A lane departure prevention assist system for a vehicle includes: a tilt angle control unit configured to control a tilt angle of a seat surface with respect to a lateral direction by driving a tilt angle changing device; a lane detection unit configured to detect a lane on a road; and a vehicle position estimation unit configured to estimate a lateral position of the vehicle in the lane. The tilt angle control unit is configured to increase the tilt angle of the seat surface with respect to the lateral direction such that, as the vehicle approaches one lateral end of an own lane, a height of the seat surface on a side near the one lateral end of the own lane becomes greater than the height of the seat surface on a side remote from the one lateral end of the own lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Takeda, Takashi Yanagi, Takeyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11400919
    Abstract: A vehicular parking system includes a plurality of exterior viewing cameras, at least one receiver and a control. The control, when the vehicle is located at an entrance of a parking structure, controls the vehicle to autonomously drive the vehicle from the entrance of the parking structure toward a parking location in the parking structure. The parking structure includes a positioning system having a plurality of short range communication devices at known locations at the parking structure. Responsive to communication signals generated by the devices, the control determines the location of the vehicle relative to the known locations and drives the vehicle from the entrance of the parking structure toward the parking location in the parking structure. With the vehicle positioned at the parking location, and responsive at least to image processing by the image processor of captured image data, the control parks the vehicle in the parking location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Horst D. Diessner
  • Patent number: 11400929
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method and apparatus including a sensor for detecting a first vehicle speed, a camera operative to capture an image, a processor operative to determine a road curvature in response to the image, the processor further operative to determine a first predicted lateral acceleration in response to the road curvature and the first vehicle speed, the processor further operative to determine a second vehicle speed in response to the first predicted lateral acceleration exceeding a threshold value wherein the second vehicle speed results in a second predicted lateral acceleration being less than the threshold value, and to generate a control signal indicative of the second vehicle speed, and a vehicle controller operative to reduce a vehicle velocity to the second vehicle speed in response to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Crystal Nassouri, Tyler J. Jamieson
  • Patent number: 11396282
    Abstract: Disclosed are an autonomous emergency braking system and a method of controlling the same, wherein at least one track corresponding to the target is formed using the received radar signal, it is determined whether the tracks are generated by another vehicle, and it is determined whether the tracks determined to be generated by the other vehicle are generated by an overhead structure. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent the overhead structure from being mistaken for a vehicle and thus to prevent a malfunction of the system and improve reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Mando Mobility Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: In Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11383800
    Abstract: A marine vessel display device includes an imager that images surroundings of a vessel body, an image processor that generates a bird's-eye view image based on images captured by the imager, a display provided in the vessel body and that displays the bird's-eye view image, and a controller. The controller is configured or programmed to perform a control to switch an image displayed on the display from the bird's-eye view image to an object image obtained by imaging in a direction toward an object from the vessel body based on object information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei Terada, Hirofumi Amma, Yoshimasa Kinoshita, Shimpei Fukumoto, Mitsuaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 11385648
    Abstract: A vehicle relocator may include one or more processors, which are configured to receive first sensor data representing a current or predicted weather condition; receive second sensor data representing at least position or a vicinity of a vehicle; determine from at least the first sensor data and the second sensor data a risk of damage to the vehicle; and if the determined risk is outside of a target range, send an instruction for the vehicle to travel to an alternate location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Pohl, Maik Sven Fox, Cagri Tanriover
  • Patent number: 11385342
    Abstract: An object sensing apparatus 1 includes: an emission unit 11 configured to emit an RF transmission signal in each period; a reception unit 21 configured to receive a reflected wave of the RF transmission signal as an RF reception signal; an IF signal generation unit 22 configured to generate an IF signal by mixing the RF transmission signal and the RF reception signal; a one-dimensional spectrum generation unit 23 configured to generate a one-dimensional spectrum with respect to distance obtained using the object sensing apparatus as a reference, based on the IF signal, and use the generated one-dimensional spectrum to generate a one-dimensional spectrum with fixed object reflection removed, from which a signal component caused by a reflected wave from a fixed object present in an emission range has been removed; a position detection unit 24 configured to detect a position of an object other than the fixed object based on the amplitude of the one-dimensional spectrum with fixed object reflection removed; and a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Matsuo, Shingo Yamanouchi, Masayuki Ariyoshi
  • Patent number: 11373462
    Abstract: A computer in a vehicle is programmed to receive sensor data about a vehicle occupant, select a category of behavior of the occupant based on the sensor data, and navigate to a predetermined location based on the selected category. The vehicle may be an autonomous vehicle that can be operated by the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Michael E. Reibling, Steven Michael Cyr, Ray C. Siciak
  • Patent number: 11371672
    Abstract: A lamp device mounted on either side of a bumper of a vehicle includes a lamp casing installed in the bumper; a guide lamp provided at an upper side inside the lamp casing and configured to project light in a predetermined pattern on a road surface to guide a traveling direction of the vehicle; and an illumination lamp provided at a lower side inside the lamp casing and configured to diffuse the light in a traveling direction of the vehicle to illuminate the traveling direction of the vehicle, in which the guide lamp includes a first light source provided at the upper side inside the lamp casing; and a first lens unit provided in front of the first light source and configured to project the light from the first light source in a predetermined pattern on the road surface in order to guide the traveling direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Ha Lee, Sun Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 11366213
    Abstract: Provided is a radar apparatus. The radar apparatus includes a controller configured to generate a variable delay control signal whose value varies with time, a clock generator configured to generate a transmission clock and a reception clock delayed by a delay time varying according to the variable delay control signal than the transmission clock, a transmitter configured to emit a transmission pulse through a transmission antenna based on the transmission clock, a first receiver configured to receive a first echo pulse that the transmission pulse is reflected from a target through a first reception antenna and configured to generate a first recovery signal corresponding to the first echo pulse based on the reception clock, and a second receiver configured to receive a second echo pulse that is the transmission pulse reflected from the target through a second reception antenna and configured to generate a second recovery signal corresponding to the second echo pulse based on the reception clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Pil Jae Park, Seongdo Kim
  • Patent number: 11364899
    Abstract: A driving assistance system includes a sensor set, a data storage device and an output device. The sensor set observes apparent states of each road user of the plurality of road users at successive time steps, the data processor assigns a behavioral model stored in the data storage device, the data processor calculating a new maneuver distribution that is a probability distribution over a finite plurality of alternative maneuvers and a new state distribution that is a probability distribution of possible states for each alternative maneuver of the finite plurality of alternative maneuvers. The data processor determines a risk of collision of the road vehicle with another road user, based on the new maneuver and state distributions of the target road user, and outputs one or more of a driver warning signal and executes an avoidance action if the risk of collision exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR EUROPE, INSTITUT NATIONAL de RECHERCHE en INFORMATIQUE et en AUTOMATIQUE (INRIA), INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLQUEES DE LYON
    Inventors: Nicolas Vignard, David Sierra Gonzalez, Christian Laugier, Jilles Steeve Dibangoye, Victor Romero-Cano
  • Patent number: 11358519
    Abstract: A headlight control system controls a headlight of a moving object. The moving object includes the headlight including a plurality of light emission units, and an imaging unit configured to capture images of circumstances in front. The headlight control system includes an irradiation pattern controller configured to perform control for changing at least one of presence or absence of light emission and a degree of light emission of each of the light emission units to change an irradiation pattern of the headlight to one of a plurality of irradiation patterns, an imaging controller configured to perform control such that the imaging unit captures the images of the circumstances in front for each of the irradiation patterns to acquire captured images, and a learning unit configured to learn an irradiation pattern suitable for the circumstances in front based on captured images captured for each of the irradiation patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tadakazu Harada
  • Patent number: 11351997
    Abstract: The collision prediction apparatus is installed in a vehicle and predicts a collision between a moving object and the vehicle. The collision predict apparatus includes a vehicle path estimation section, a moving object path estimation section, an obstruction specifying section, a direction change information acquisition section, a moving object extraction area setting section, and a collision predict section. The moving object extraction area setting section sets, as a moving object extraction area, an area that is in the vicinity of an obstruction and is near an outer periphery of the obstruction facing a path of the vehicle after change of a traveling direction indicated by direction change information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaharu Oguri, Yosuke Ito, Kei Kamiya, Ryo Takaki, Takahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 11351998
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving alerts to a passenger about hazards when exiting a subject vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes, in response to identifying a target in a surrounding environment of the subject vehicle, estimating a target path of the target. The method includes selectively adjusting an activation threshold for providing an alert according to a curvature of the target path. The method includes activating the alert to inform the passenger of a hazard associated with the target according to whether the target path satisfies the activation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua Goriesky, Nathaniel Sherrit, Ryo Takaki
  • Patent number: 11348380
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to an autonomous driving system in an ego vehicle. The autonomous driving system includes an antenna system having an antenna controller configured to provide a radar transmission signal for transmission to a target. The antenna system also includes a beacon circuit coupled to the antenna controller and configured to generate a superimposed signal comprising the radar transmission signal and a beacon signal having information that identifies the ego vehicle to other vehicles that are in a range distance of the ego vehicle. The antenna system also includes a metamaterial antenna structure coupled to the beacon circuit and configured to transmit the superimposed signal to the other vehicles. Other examples disclosed herein include a radar system having a beacon system and a method of operating the antenna system in the autonomous driving system of the ego vehicle, for vehicle identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Jun Fang
  • Patent number: 11346951
    Abstract: An object detection system for a vehicle includes a camera vision module and a Lidar module. The camera vision module includes an imaging device viewing to the exterior of the vehicle and operable to capture image data representative of a scene exterior and forward of the vehicle. The Lidar module includes a Lidar device that, with the Lidar module mounted at a front exterior portion of the vehicle, scans a region forward of the vehicle that overlaps with the field of view of the imaging device. Based at least in part on processing of captured image data by an image processor and based at least in part on processing of Lidar data captured by the Lidar device, 3-dimensional and timing information relative to the vehicle of objects present exterior of the vehicle is algorithmically constructed. At least one individual object of the multiple objects is prioritized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Michael J. Higgins-Luthman
  • Patent number: 11345235
    Abstract: A construction machine for building or finishing a road, such as a road finisher, comprises at least a working equipment, a display unit and a plurality of sensors. Each sensor is adapted to measure a value of an operating parameter of the construction machine. The sensors are adapted to output data corresponding to the measured values to the display unit, and the display unit is adapted to output a representation of at least a part of the construction machine together with the measured values of the operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: JOSEPH VOEGELE AG
    Inventor: Martin Buschmann
  • Patent number: 11332131
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a driver assistance system and a control method thereof. The driver assistance system includes a radar installed in a vehicle to detect other vehicle driving outside of the vehicle, and configured to acquire radar data comprising position information of the other vehicle, and a controller configured to calculate a risk of collision based on a relative distance of the other vehicle with respect to the vehicle. The controller generates a first region of interest partitioned along an expected driving path of the vehicle, generates a second region of interest during the vehicle moves along the expected driving path of the vehicle, when other vehicle is detected in the first region of interest, and calculates a relative distance of the other vehicle detected in the second region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Mando Mobility Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: JinHyeon Park
  • Patent number: 11332191
    Abstract: A trailer sideswipe avoidance system for a vehicle towing a trailer is provided herein. The trailer sideswipe avoidance system includes a sensor system configured to detect objects in an operating environment of the vehicle. A controller receiving inputs from the sensor system is configured to determine a travel path of the towed trailer as the vehicle turns, determine whether an object detected in the operating environment of the vehicle is in the travel path of the towed trailer, determine a time until sideswiping of the object with the towed trailer, compare the time until sideswiping with a threshold time value, and prompt one or more vehicle systems to execute a sideswipe avoidance measure when the time until sideswiping is less than the threshold time value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Li Xu, Martin Miller, Thomas Edward Pilutti, John Michael Celli
  • Patent number: 11328516
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus for associating sensor data in a vehicle. The apparatus includes a plurality of sensors configured to sense an external object and a processor configured to be electrically connected with the plurality of sensors. The processor is configured to obtain a sensor data set for a target located around the vehicle using the plurality of sensors, select at least a portion of sensor data included in the sensor data set based on at least one of target information, a curvature of a road where the vehicle or the target is traveling, or a type of a sensor configured to sense the target, and generate track data for the target by associating at least the portion of the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hoon Lee, Hyung Sun Jang, Bo Young Yun, Seul Ki Han, Ji Eun Won, Uk Il Yang
  • Patent number: 11328605
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for adjusting a blind spot monitor on a vehicle to improve safety of the vehicle. In some embodiments, a method for the vehicle includes detecting a change in a heading of the vehicle. The method includes modifying an operation of the blind spot monitor on the vehicle based on the change in the heading of the vehicle so that performance of the blind spot monitor is enhanced to improve safety of the vehicle in a scenario when the vehicle changes the heading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Ziran Wang, Kyungtae Han, BaekGyu Kim
  • Patent number: 11325571
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a braking unit 15 for braking a vehicle, an obstacle detection sensor for detecting an obstacle in front of the vehicle, a braking control unit for controlling a braking of the vehicle by the braking unit on the basis of a detection condition of the obstacle, an acquisition unit for acquiring position information indicating a position of the vehicle, and a storage control unit for storing, in a storage unit, braking history information that includes the position information acquired when the braking of the vehicle is performed by the braking unit under control of the braking control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED
    Inventors: Junko Yamaguchi, Kazutaka Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11318933
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a communicator configured to receive driver state information from a surrounding vehicle, a detector configured to obtain driving information related to surrounding vehicle, a driving assistance module configured to control at least one of a driving speed or a driving direction and a controller configured to determine whether a driver of the surrounding vehicle is in drowsiness state based on whether the received driver state information satisfies a predetermined condition and if the driver of the surrounding vehicle is determined as drowsiness state, control the driving assistance module to avoid the surrounding vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Gompany, Kia Motors Gorporation
    Inventors: Hong Gi Park, Seunghyun Kim, Ilhwan Kim, Donghyuk Kim, Kyung-joo Bang
  • Patent number: 11314974
    Abstract: In some examples, one or more processors may receive at least one image of a road, and may determine at least one candidate group of pixels in the image as potentially corresponding to debris on the road. The one or more processors may determine at least two height-based features for the candidate group of pixels. For instance, the at least two height-based features may include a maximum height associated with the candidate group of pixels relative to a surface of the road, and an average height associated the candidate group of pixels relative to the surface of the road. In addition, the one or more processors may determine at least one weighting factor based on comparing the at least two height-based features to respective thresholds, and may determine whether the group of pixels corresponds to debris based at least on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Naveen Kumar Bangalore Ramaiah, Subrata Kumar Kundu
  • Patent number: 11317205
    Abstract: This technology relates to an information processing apparatus for accurately notifying a mobile object of a position of a moving body nearby, and to an information processing method, a program, and a mobile object for use with the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a moving body detection section that detects the moving body near the mobile object on the basis of information input from sensors, and a sound output control section that shifts the position of a sound image of a notification sound giving notification of the position of the moving body in keeping with a detected position thereof in motion. This technology can be applied to apparatuses, systems, or vehicles that provide driver assistance for preventing collision or contact with the moving body, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Tanaka, Yuki Yamamoto, Toru Chinen
  • Patent number: RE49232
    Abstract: A system for alerting a user includes a first device for vehicle-to-pedestrian communication. The first device is operable by a pedestrian. The system further includes a vehicle operable by a driver including a second device for vehicle-to-pedestrian communication. The system is configured to provide an alert via at least one of the first device and second device to at least one of the driver and the pedestrian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Richard Dean Strickland, Meng Yuan, Xue Bai, David W. Weber, Radovan Miucic