Of Collision Or Contact With External Object Patents (Class 340/436)
  • Patent number: 10976438
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a device includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry performs three-dimensional measurement of surroundings of a mobile object to obtain a three-dimensional point group. The processing circuitry calculates movement information. The processing circuitry makes a threshold value based on time series differences in the movement information. The processing circuitry extracts, from the three-dimensional group, three-dimensional points having distance to the mobile object in a moving direction of the mobile object to be equal to or smaller than the threshold value. The processing circuitry divides space, in which the three-dimensional points are present, into divided spaces in the moving direction. The processing circuitry selects a representative point for the divided space from among three-dimensional points included in the divided space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tasaki, Tsuyoshi Takatani, Mayu Okumura, Manabu Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10974674
    Abstract: A vehicular safety system includes a rearward-viewing camera, a forward-viewing camera, a left side sideward-viewing camera and a right side sideward-viewing camera. A control includes an image processor for processing image data captured by the cameras to detect a vehicle exterior of the equipped vehicle and to determine if a collision between the detected vehicle and the equipped vehicle is pending. When reverse gear is not engaged, and responsive to determination of the pending collision, a safety feature of the equipped vehicle is triggered before impact occurs. The triggered safety feature includes a triggered reversible feature of a seat of the equipped vehicle. If actual impact does not occur, the triggered safety feature returns to its condition that existed prior to the determination of the pending collision between the detected vehicle and the equipped vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Ove J. Salomonsson
  • Patent number: 10977506
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a visual confirmation target, the apparatus includes a gaze detection portion detecting a gaze direction of a driver for a vehicle, a vehicle information acquisition portion, an image acquisition portion acquiring a captured image, a gaze region extraction portion extracting a gaze region of the driver within the captured image based on a detection result of the gaze direction, a candidate detection portion recognizing objects included in the captured image, generating a top-down saliency map based on the captured image and the vehicle information, and detecting an object having saliency in the top-down saliency map among the recognized objects as a candidate for a visual confirmation target, and a visual confirmation target determination portion determining a visual confirmation target on a basis of an extraction result of the gaze region and a detection result of the candidate for the visual confirmation target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shunsuke Kogure, Shin Osuga, Shinichiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10972975
    Abstract: An electronic device may include: a housing; a display exposed through the housing; a wireless communication circuit located within the housing; a processor located within the housing and operably connected to the display and the wireless communication circuit; and a memory located within the housing and operably connected to the processor, wherein the memory may store instructions to cause the processor, when executed, to switch a plurality of states related to all or one of transmission/reception of both a first signal and a second signal and transmission/reception of one thereof, the first signal includes information generated at least partially based on a state of the electronic device, the second signal includes information generated at least partially based on a state of a vehicle, and the plurality of states includes a first state, a second state, a third state, and a fourth state. Various other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ga-Jin Song, A-Reum Choi, Dong-Il Son, Je-Hyun Lee, Sun-Min Hwang, In-Young Choi, Chang-Ryong Heo
  • Patent number: 10971005
    Abstract: For each pair of traffic participants (TPs) entering an intersection, a time to collision (TTC) value is calculated. A matrix of TTC values between TPs entering the intersection is created. A matrix of criticality values containing a respective criticality value for each pair of TPs is created. Each criticality value is determined as a function of both TTC and at least one additional weighting factor. A basic safety message (BSM) and/or a pedestrian safety message (PSM) is broadcast on behalf of at least one traffic participant based on having determined the criticality for each pair of traffic participants and having identified a near-miss and/or a potential-collision situation between traffic participants based on the respective criticality values in the matrix of criticality values. One or more warnings are provided to a pedestrian, a driver of a vehicle, and/or a cyclist based on the broadcasted BSM and/or PSM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh Adireddy, Andrew Phillip Bolduc
  • Patent number: 10962770
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for controlling camera exposure to augment a wiper system of a sensor enclosure. The computer implemented method can detect a presence of a wiper in one or more images captured by one or more cameras. An exposure time of the one or more cameras can be adjusted. Wiper speed can be adjusted such that wipers move in and out of one or more field of views of the one or more cameras while the one or more cameras are capturing images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongnan Hu, Zuoteng Chen, Nengxiu Deng, Cheng Jin, Kai Chen, Yubo Zhang, Xiang Yu, Tiancheng Lou, Jun Peng
  • Patent number: 10962984
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein disclose detecting objects in a vehicular environment using extracted high level features. As described here, a survey vehicle detects objects in the environment with a survey sensor. Vehicles can then use the extracted features from the survey sensor data to compare with extracted features from input sensor data. Thus, vehicles can benefit from different sensor data without employing said sensor. The systems and methods can include extracting one or more survey features from a survey data set, which can then be mapped to a feature-based map of an environment. An input data set can then be collected using an input sensor type with one or more input features being extracted from the input data set. The one or more input features can then be correlated to the one or more survey features to identify an object in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Schuyler H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10955858
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of generating a surround view of a vehicle platoon and a device thereof. A surround view generating device for a vehicle in the vehicle platoon acquires a local surround view of the vehicle and at least one of a truncated local surround view associated with one or more preceding vehicles and a truncated local surround view associated with one or more following vehicles in the vehicle platoon. Further, the surround view generation device generates a surround view of the vehicle platoon using the local surround view of the vehicle, the truncated local surround view associated with the one or more preceding vehicles, and the truncated local surround view associated with the one or more following vehicles. Finally, the surround view generating device navigates the vehicle in the vehicle platoon based on the surround view of the vehicle platoon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Yuvika Dev, Vinod Pathangay
  • Patent number: 10948915
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with computer-assisted or autonomous vehicle incident management, are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a vehicle incident management system includes a main system controller to determine whether a vehicle hosting the apparatus is involved in a vehicle incident; if so, whether another vehicle is involved; and if so, whether the other vehicle is equipped to exchange incident information; and an inter-vehicle communication subsystem to exchange incident information with the other vehicle, on determination that the vehicle is involved in a vehicle incident involving the other vehicle, and the other vehicle is equipped to exchange incident information. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shekoufeh Qawami, Casey Baron, Kooi Chi Ooi, Naissa Conde, Mengjie Yu
  • Patent number: 10943487
    Abstract: Control apparatus that controls headlamp of a vehicle and HUD of the vehicle includes acquirer that obtains information about an object situated ahead of the vehicle from monitoring apparatus monitoring an area ahead of the vehicle, light emission controller that controls the light emission form of headlamp based on a position at which the object is present, and display controller that causes HUD to display an alert image indicating the position of the object such that the alert image is superimposed on or situated adjacent to the actual position of the object in a view that is observed in a forward direction with respect to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ikuya Mitsuya, Takanosuke Adachi, Hiroki Oobayashi, Shinya Ema, Takao Nihei, Nobutoshi Higaki, Yuki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10935465
    Abstract: A vehicle service system and method to determine spatial parameters of a vehicle, employing a display system under processor control, to display or project visible indicia onto surfaces in proximity to a vehicle undergoing a safety system service or inspection identifying one or more locations, relative to the determined vehicle centerline or thrust line, at which a calibration fixture, optical target, or simulated test drive imagery is visible for observation by a sensor onboard the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HUNTER ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael T. Stieff, Timothy A. Strege
  • Patent number: 10926759
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for controlling a vehicle based on trailer position are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes extracting, by a processing device, a feature point on a trailer from an image captured by a camera associated with a vehicle, the trailer being coupled to the vehicle. The method further includes determining, by the processing device, a distance between the feature point on the trailer and a virtual boundary. The method further includes, responsive to determining that the distance between the feature point on the trailer and the virtual boundary is less than a threshold, controlling, by the processing device, the vehicle to cause the distance between the feature point on the trailer and the virtual boundary to increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: SeyedAlireza Kasaiezadeh Mahabadi, Jinsong Wang, Kausalya Singuru, Bakhtiar B. Litkouhi
  • Patent number: 10922977
    Abstract: A display control device includes: an acquisition section that acquires captured image data items from imaging sections that image a surrounding region of a vehicle; a display control section that displays first bird's-eye view image data representing surroundings of the vehicle from a bird's eye viewpoint above the vehicle, which has been generated on the basis of the captured image data items; and a specification section that specifies a candidate region where the vehicle is to be parked in the surrounding region that is present in a side direction of the vehicle, the surrounding region having been imaged as the captured image data items, wherein the display control section displays second bird's-eye view image data with a wider display range in the side direction in which the candidate region is present as compared with the first bird's-eye view image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10919540
    Abstract: Provided is a technology for improving accuracy in determining the next action. Travel history generator generates, for each driver, a travel history associating an environmental parameter indicating a travel environment through which a vehicle has previously traveled with an action selected by the driver in response to the environmental parameter. Acquisition unit acquires a travel history similar to a travel history of a current driver from among travel histories generated by travel history generator. Driver model generator generates a driver model based on the travel history acquired by acquisition unit. Determination unit determines the next action based on the driver model generated by driver model generator) and an environmental parameter indicating a current travel environment of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanaga Tsuji, Toshiya Mori, Koichi Emura, Wataru Nakai
  • Patent number: 10919475
    Abstract: Crash detection in a road vehicle includes determining an impact location. Acceleration and yaw rate are measured, and occurrence of an impact is detected by comparing a total acceleration to an impact threshold. An impact angle is determined according to an arctangent of a ratio of lateral and longitudinal accelerations. A center-of-gravity to impact distance is determined according to vehicle mass, moment of inertia, acceleration, and yaw rate. When the yaw rate is less than a yaw threshold and the impact angle is within a predetermined range of an integer multiple of 90°, then the impact location is determined in response to a projection of the impact distance selected according to signs of the accelerations. Otherwise, the impact location is determined in response to a projection of the impact distance selected according to signs of the accelerations and a sign of the yaw rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Smruti R. Panigrahi, Jianbo Lu, Sanghyun Hong, Jonathan Scott, Dimitar P. Filev
  • Patent number: 10916131
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for detecting distances between vehicles near an intersection includes determining positions for each vehicle from video frames of an intersection. A status of a traffic light at the intersection is determined. Follow distances between a first vehicle and a second vehicle is determined. An alert condition associated with the second vehicle is determined based on the follow distance. A driver activity of a driver of the second vehicle is determined. An alert mechanism based on the alert condition and the driver activity is determined. An alert is provided using the alert mechanism to one or more drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Paul Schottland
  • Patent number: 10914836
    Abstract: A radar image processing method includes acquiring captured images from radars synchronized to perform beamforming on a same point at a same time, synthesizing the captured images based on at least one overlapping area of the captured images, and generating a high-resolution image based on the synthesized images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaesup Lee, Sungdo Choi, Byung Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10903868
    Abstract: Disclosed is a RF system (100) having at least one transceiver node device (110, 112, 114, 116, 118, 120) that is capable to assume, at a controllable point in time and/or for a controllable time period, each one of the following roles (210, 220, 230, 240): a first role (210) comprising listening or answering to a message from an active communication session, in particular ranging sessions, a second role (220) comprising listening for new communication sessions, in particular ranging sessions, a third role (230) comprising staying idle, and optionally a third role (230) comprising scanning for ongoing communication sessions, in particular ranging sessions, of other RF systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Hugues Jean Marie de Perthuis, Frank Leong, Sören Heisrath, Diwakar Subraveti, Srivathsa Masthi Parthasarathi
  • Patent number: 10897469
    Abstract: Generally speaking, embodiments of the present disclosure include a network security system that can comprise a hardware appliance installed in a vehicle and connected with the busses, networks, communication systems, and other components of the vehicle. This in-vehicle network security appliance can provide an access point to the networks of the vehicle, such as the Controller Area Networks (CANs), Local Interconnect Networks (LINs) and other networks, monitor inbound and outbound traffic on those networks, and provide a firewall between those networks and external networks or systems as well as between different networks and systems within the vehicle. In this way, the network security appliance can protect the vehicle networks from different sources of attack from outside and inside the vehicle via components that are less secure like the infotainment system or diagnostic port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanir Hirshberg, Craig North
  • Patent number: 10896607
    Abstract: A method for operating a driver assistance system for a motor vehicle, a viewing direction of a driver of the motor vehicle being monitored and compared to at least one setpoint value. The at least one setpoint value is determined as a function of the course of a route, and an attention value is determined for the driver as a function of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Voelkel
  • Patent number: 10884243
    Abstract: An HUD apparatus is configured to irradiate light for forming an image on a transmissive reflector provided in a movable body, and to display a virtual image in a display area to overlap the virtual image with scenery outside the movable body. A given distance range in the scenery from a reference point that is set in the movable body is included in the display area, and a difference between a first convergence angle to a target object (e.g., road surface) that is present in the given distance range and a second convergence angle to the virtual image displayed in the display area is at most one degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuki Suzuki, Kenichiroh Saisho, Masato Kusanagi, Takuro Yasuda, Kazuhiro Fujita, Keita Katagiri, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10875525
    Abstract: Techniques for ability enhancement are described. In some embodiments, devices and systems located in a transportation network share threat information with one another, in order to enhance a user's ability to operate or function in a transportation-related context. In one embodiment, a process in a vehicle receives threat information from a remote device, the threat information based on information about objects or conditions proximate to the remote device. The process then determines that the threat information is relevant to the safe operation of the vehicle. Then, the process modifies operation of the vehicle based on the threat information, such as by presenting a message to the operator of the vehicle and/or controlling the vehicle itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Victoria Y. H. Wood, Charles Whitmer, Paramvir Bahl, Douglas C. Burger, Ranveer Chandra, William H. Gates, III, Pablos Holman, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Tim Paek, Desney S. Tan, Lin Zhong, Matthew G. Dyor
  • Patent number: 10868976
    Abstract: An image is displayed by smartglasses, the image being at least partly superimposed on a real environment of the smartglasses when the real environment is viewed through the smartglasses. In this case, the image represents an image of the real environment which is recorded by a night-vision image-recording device. The image is displayed in such a way that an image object in the recorded image, which corresponds to a real object arranged in the real environment, is displayed in the image in a manner overlapping the real object in the real environment. In the dark and in the event of poor visibility, potential hazards can be perceived significantly better by virtue of the night-vision images in order that additional driver-assisting information is provided and traffic safety is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Marcus Kuehne
  • Patent number: 10866316
    Abstract: An object detection apparatus acquires a first position based on a detection result of an object ahead of an own vehicle detected by an electromagnetic wave sensor and a second position based on a detection result of the object detected by an image sensor. When determined that the objects are a same object, the object detection apparatus corrects either of the first position and the second position such that the first position and the second position are positions of the object detected at a same time, based on a time difference between a first amount of time required for the electromagnetic wave sensor to detect the object and a second amount of time required for the image sensor to detect the object. Position information of the object is calculated using the first position and the corrected second position, or the second position and the corrected first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Takaki
  • Patent number: 10867220
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating composite sets of data based on sensor data from different sensors are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may capture a color image including chromatic information; capture a depth image; generate inertial signals conveying values that are used to determine motion parameters; determine the motion parameters based on the inertial signals; generate a re-projected depth image as if the depth image had been captured at the same time as the color image, based on the interpolation of motion parameters; and generate a composite set of data based on different kinds of sensor data by combining information from the color image, the re-projected depth image, and one or more motion parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: RPX Corporation
    Inventor: Georgios Evangelidis
  • Patent number: 10867192
    Abstract: A method of parking lot tracking including receiving a plurality of camera images from a plurality of cameras attached to a vehicle in motion, stitching the plurality of camera images to simulate a surround view of the vehicle, recognizing at least one potential parking space within the surround view of the vehicle, estimating a motion parameter by camera motion estimation of the plurality of cameras and tracking the at least one potential parking space based on the motion parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Black Sesame International Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yilin Song, Zuoguan Wang, Qun Gu
  • Patent number: 10852537
    Abstract: An HUD apparatus is configured to irradiate light for forming an image on a transmissive reflector provided in a movable body, and to display a virtual image in a display area to overlap the virtual image with scenery outside the movable body. A given distance range in the scenery from a reference point that is set in the movable body is included in the display area, and a difference between a first convergence angle to a target object (e.g., road surface) that is present in the given distance range and a second convergence angle to the virtual image displayed in the display area is at most one degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuki Suzuki, Kenichiroh Saisho, Masato Kusanagi, Takuro Yasuda, Kazuhiro Fujita, Keita Katagiri, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10848913
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting an accident of a vehicle, the method including: receiving a movement dataset collected at least at one of a location sensor and a motion sensor arranged within the vehicle, during a time period of movement of the vehicle, extracting a set of movement features associated with at least one of a position, a velocity, and an acceleration characterizing the movement of the vehicle during the time period, detecting a vehicular accident event from processing the set of movement features with an accident detection model, and in response to detecting the vehicular accident event, automatically initiating an accident response action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Zendrive, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayanta Pal, Bipul Islam, Romit Roy Choudhury, Pankaj Risbood, Jonathan Matus, Vishal Verma
  • Patent number: 10839680
    Abstract: A vehicle control device (100) comprising: a recognizer (130) recognizing surrounding situations of a vehicle; a setting unit (154) setting a virtual lane in an area inside a crossing that is present in an advancement direction of the vehicle on the basis of a recognition result acquired by the recognizer; and a driving controller (150, 160) controlling one or both of steering and acceleration/deceleration of the vehicle and causing the vehicle to run within the virtual lane and pass through the crossing in a case in which an object recognized by the recognizer is not present on the virtual lane, wherein, in a case in which an area inside the crossing has a width for which only one virtual lane is settable, the driving controller handles an oncoming vehicle recognized by the recognizer as an object present on the virtual lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Kawabe, Hiroshi Miura, Makoto Ishikawa, Masamitsu Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10839691
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus includes a memory and a processor having hardware. The processor is configured to acquire behavior prediction information of a moving object within a predetermined range centered on a subject vehicle to which driving assistance is applied, predict behavior content of the moving object within the predetermined range based on the acquired behavior prediction information of the moving object, and output a notification of an alert level corresponding to the predicted behavior content of the moving object at an edge of a windshield corresponding to a side on which the moving object, the behavior content of which has been predicted, exists, with respect to the position of a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chihiro Inaba, Chikage Kubo, Keiko Nakano, Kazunari Nawa, Hisakazu Hada, Emi Seki
  • Patent number: 10839694
    Abstract: A method for estimating a potential blind spot event related to a potential blind spot of a first vehicle, the method may include detecting, using at least one sensor of a second vehicle, the first vehicle and a spatial relationship between the first vehicle and the second vehicle; estimating, based on at least one blind spot parameter of the first vehicle, an occurrence of the potential blind spot event; wherein the potential blind spot event occurs when the second vehicle is within a potential blind spot of the first vehicle or is about to enter the potential blind spot of the first vehicle; and responding to the estimated occurrence of the potential blind spot event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CARTICA AI LTD
    Inventors: Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev
  • Patent number: 10839524
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhanced object tracking by receiving sensor fusion data related to target objects and object tracks; determining splines representing trajectories of each target object; filtering the sensor fusion data about each target object based on a first, second and third filtering model wherein each filtering model corresponds to one or more of a set of hypotheses used for processing vectors related to trajectories of a track object wherein the set of hypotheses comprise: a path constraint, a path unconstrained, and a stationary hypothesis; and generating a hypothesis probability for determining whether to use a particular hypothesis based wherein the hypothesis probability is determined based on results from the first, second and third filtering models and from results from classifying, by at least one classification model, one or more features related to the object track for the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Brent N. Bacchus
  • Patent number: 10836414
    Abstract: An information sharing system derives from a roadway vehicles management system position-related data of a roadway vehicle along a road and determines a roadway vehicle timing at or during which the roadway vehicle is estimated to arrive at or cross a railway crossing. The information sharing system further derives from a railway vehicles management system position-related data of a railway vehicle along the railway and determines a railway vehicle timing at or during which the railway vehicle is estimated to arrive at or have passed the railway crossing. The information sharing system determines, based on comparing a roadway vehicle time window to a railway vehicle time window, that the roadway vehicle time window and the railway vehicle time window at least partly overlap. The information sharing system provides information associated with the overlap to the roadway vehicle or the railway vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik Israelsson, Johannes Ohlin, Sebastian Thelen
  • Patent number: 10832561
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided in which instant emergency alerts can be sent to programmed personal electronic devices by government officials either by a command center or from a government vehicle. The apparatus and method is designed to warn people in imminent danger of a situation that may be occurring within a given geographic area. Such events include high speed police pursuits, emergency response, and fire response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy E Morgan, Hobey Tam
  • Patent number: 10822002
    Abstract: A rail vehicle includes an airbag assembly having a housing, an airbag, a lid, at least one vessel and an aesthetic body panel. The airbag assembly is installed at an end of the rail vehicle. The airbag is placed inside the housing and the lid closes the housing. The lid is attached to the airbag so that it is located at a bottom portion of the airbag when the airbag is fully deployed. The lid and the aesthetic body panel, distant by a gap when the airbag is stored, are provided with compatible connecting interfaces so that the aesthetic body panel attaches to the lid through interconnection of the connecting interfaces upon inflation of the airbag with the pressurized fluid. The aesthetic body panel protect the inflated airbag from wear against the ground on which the rail vehicle travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bombardier Transportation GmbH
    Inventors: Landri Fel, Markus Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 10816972
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for collectively determining an object by a group of vehicles. The method can include receiving sensor data indicating an object at a first vehicle of the group of vehicles communicating with each other, determining the object to reach a first conclusion based on the sensor data at the first vehicle, transmitting the sensor data and the first conclusion to second vehicles of the group of vehicles from the first vehicle, determining the object to reach a second conclusion at each second vehicle based on the sensor data, transmitting second conclusions from the respective second vehicles to the other second vehicles and the first vehicle, and determining the object based on the first and second conclusions at the first vehicle or the second vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Michalakis, Julian M. Mason
  • Patent number: 10812737
    Abstract: There is provided an on-vehicle display controller including a video data acquiring unit configured to acquire captured video data obtained through imaging by an imager that is configured to image surroundings of a vehicle, a detecting unit configured to detect at least one following vehicle in the captured video data, an identifying unit configured to identify a lower part of the following vehicle detected by the detecting unit, a display video data generating unit configured to set a clipping area of the captured video data so as to include the lower part of the following vehicle identified by the identifying unit, and generate display video data by performing clipping the clipping area from the captured video data, and a display controller configured to cause a display used in the vehicle to display the display video data generated by the display video data generating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Wada, Takeshi Yamazaki, Toshiya Endo, Hiroki Takahashi, Takuji Teruuchi
  • Patent number: 10800432
    Abstract: Disclosed are a rear-side alert system and a method of controlling the same. The rear-side alert system may output an alert when there is a possibility of collision with an object detected in back of a host vehicle and determine a time point of the alert based on whether the object reaches a virtual alert deactivation line, so as to maintain the alert during a time interval in which there is the possibility of collision between the host vehicle and the object. Further, when the object does not pass through a boundary set on one side of the host vehicle, the rear-side alert system may set different alert the time points, thereby minimizing a time during which an unnecessary alert is output and improving reliability of the output of the alert by the rear-side alert system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jae Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 10800408
    Abstract: An ADV may determine a predicted path for a moving obstacle. The ADV may determine a predicted area based on the predicted path. The ADV may determine a path for the ADV based on the predicted area. The path for the ADV may avoid the predicted area when determining the path for the ADV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Kecheng Xu, Jinghao Miao
  • Patent number: 10798553
    Abstract: An emergency reporting system includes first and second servers, a reporting device, a first database in which identification information of a vehicle and a vehicle model are registered, and a second database in which model-specific rescue information is registered, the first and second databases being disposed outside the vehicle. The reporting device includes a reporting unit that reports accident information of an accident vehicle to the second server. The second server includes a transfer unit that transfers the reported accident information to a prescribed rescue organization and the first server. The first server includes a receiving unit that receives the transferred accident information, an extracting unit that extracts rescue information of a vehicle model corresponding to identification information included in the received accident information from the first and second databases, and a transmitting unit that transmits the extracted rescue information to a terminal device of a rescue worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Hirata, Hisashi Miyanohara, Shoichi Araki, Pingyu Lin, Hiroaki Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 10769816
    Abstract: A thermal image processing device includes a thermal image acquiring unit configured to acquire a thermal image detected by an infrared detector provided in a vehicle, an object detecting unit configured to detect an object from the thermal image, a positional relationship calculating unit configured to calculate a positional relationship between the detected object and the vehicle and to calculate a change in the positional relationship, and a determining unit configured to determine whether to calibrate the infrared detector on the basis of the change in the calculated positional relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigetoshi Tokita
  • Patent number: 10768922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for wirelessly updating software for a vehicle and, more specifically, to a method and a device for wirelessly updating software of an electronic device for a vehicle. A method for wirelessly updating software of a gateway for a vehicle, according to one exemplary embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: receiving a first message including a software module list from at least one controller; and transmitting, to an update server, a second message including a software module list with respect to each of the at least one controller, wherein the first message comprises hardware version information, and the second message comprises region information of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Seung Wook Park, Jae Jun Ha, In Yong Jung, A Ram Cho
  • Patent number: 10759448
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for early warning of vehicle offset. The method includes: acquiring collected road image to be detected; obtaining a corresponding grayscale image by performing grayscale processing on the road image to be detected; determining a target lane line within the grayscale image; and determining whether to issue an early warning of vehicle offset according to the target lane line and an early warning trigger condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hangdong Lin
  • Patent number: 10762358
    Abstract: A method for determining lane information includes receiving perception data from at least two sensors, the at least two sensors including a rear facing camera of a vehicle. The method includes determining, based on the perception data, a number of lanes on a roadway within a field of view captured by the perception data using a neural network. The method includes providing an indication of the number of lanes to an automated driving system or driving assistance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Vincent Myers, Alexandru Mihai Gurghian, Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Alexandro Walsh
  • Patent number: 10759338
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intelligent detection and tail light control system for automobiles and a control method thereof, including: a detection module used for detecting driving data of the rear vehicle and the subject vehicle; and an intelligent operation module used for performing operation and judgment on the driving data and controlling the tail light based on a judgment result. According to the invention, without the intervention of the driver of the front vehicle, the tail lights can be automatically controlled; and the driver of the rear vehicle can timely see the change of the tail light of the front vehicle so as to react accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Laser Tech Automotive (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zian Ke
  • Patent number: 10752246
    Abstract: A system and method for adaptive cruise control with proximate vehicle detection are disclosed. The example embodiment can be configured for: receiving input object data from a subsystem of a host vehicle, the input object data including distance data and velocity data relative to detected target vehicles; detecting the presence of any target vehicles within a sensitive zone in front of the host vehicle, to the left of the host vehicle, and to the right of the host vehicle; determining a relative speed and a separation distance between each of the detected target vehicles relative to the host vehicle; and generating a velocity command to adjust a speed of the host vehicle based on the relative speeds and separation distances between the host vehicle and the detected target vehicles to maintain a safe separation between the host vehicle and the target vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Wutu Lin, Liu Liu, Zijie Xuan, Xing Sun, Kai-Chieh Ma, Yufei Zhao
  • Patent number: 10746867
    Abstract: A method for determining surface characteristics is disclosed. The method may include transmitting a surface penetrating radar (SPR) signal towards a surface from a SPR system. The method may also include receiving a response signal at the SPR system. The response signal may include, at least in part, a reflection of the SPR signal from a surface region associated with the surface. The method may further include measuring at least one of an intensity and a phase of the response signal. The method my additionally include determining, based at least in part on the at least one of the intensity and the phase of the response signal, a surface characteristic of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Byron McCall Stanley, Matthew Tyler Cornick
  • Patent number: 10737617
    Abstract: To detect front-parked vehicles at night (i.e. a vehicle is parked with its head facing the inside of a parking space), a detection device uses the light beam from a passing-by vehicle to extract at least a reflection of at least a tail light or at least a portion of a back bumper from an image captured for a parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: HangZhou HaiCun Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Guobiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10739140
    Abstract: A device implementing a system for estimating device location includes at least one processor configured to receive a first and second set of signals, each set corresponding to location data and being received based on a sampling interval. The at least one processor is configured to, for each sampling period defined by the sampling interval, obtain sensor data corresponding to device motion during the sampling period, determine an orientation of the device relative to that of the vehicle based on the sensor data, calculate a non-holonomic constraint based on the orientation of the device relative to that of the vehicle such that the non-holonomic constraint is iteratively updated, and estimate a device state based on the non-holonomic constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Changlin Ma, Isaac T. Miller
  • Patent number: 10737695
    Abstract: A system and method for adaptive cruise control for low speed following are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: receiving input object data from a subsystem of an autonomous vehicle, the input object data including distance data and velocity data relative to a lead vehicle; generating a weighted distance differential corresponding to a weighted difference between an actual distance between the autonomous vehicle and the lead vehicle and a desired distance between the autonomous vehicle and the lead vehicle; generating a weighted velocity differential corresponding to a weighted difference between a velocity of the autonomous vehicle and a velocity of the lead vehicle; combining the weighted distance differential and the weighted velocity differential with the velocity of the lead vehicle to produce a velocity command for the autonomous vehicle; adjusting the velocity command using a dynamic gain; and controlling the autonomous vehicle to conform to the adjusted velocity command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TUSIMPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Liu Liu, Wutu Lin