Internal Alarm Or Indicator Responsive To A Condition Of The Vehicle Patents (Class 340/438)
  • Patent number: 11068002
    Abstract: A work vehicle may include a load sensor, an engine, a drive train driven by the engine and a track system including at least one track. The track system is connected to the drive train. The work vehicle may further comprise a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature and a vehicle control system configured to receive the sensed temperature and a vehicle load from the load sensor. The vehicle control system is configured to output a work speed vehicle alert based upon a combination of the temperature sensed by the temperature sensor and the vehicle load sensed by the load sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Garvin, Ronica L. McKinley, Narasimhan Rangan, Janet R. Willett, Bruce L. Upchurch, Jeremy P. L'Heureux
  • Patent number: 11059481
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a recognizer that recognizes a distribution state of obstacles in an advancement direction of a vehicle; a trajectory determiner that determines a target trajectory for each vehicle wheel of the vehicle on the basis of the distribution state of the obstacles recognized by the recognizer; and an automated driving controller that executes automated driving of the vehicle along the target trajectory determined by the trajectory determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Kokaki, Katsuya Yashiro, Toshiyuki Kaji, Masanori Takeda, Hiroshi Oguro
  • Patent number: 11062575
    Abstract: A wireless sensor system and method detects when a tailgate, door, or other object on a vehicle moves from a closed position to an open position and then generates an alarm. The wireless sensor system includes a wireless sensor and a transceiver module. The transceiver module is plugged into a cigarette lighter of the vehicle to receive its power. The wireless sensor detects a movement of an object on a vehicle from a first position to a second position. The wireless sensor transmits data indicating the object moved from the first position to the second position to the transceiver module. The transceiver module receives the transmitted data and determines whether to cause an alarm to be generated based, at least in part, on the transmitted data. When an alarm is to be generated, the transceiver module causes the alarm to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Travis Copen, David Kolar
  • Patent number: 11059333
    Abstract: In various aspects, the performance optimization system described herein optimizes vehicle performance through smart alerts communicated to an operator, owner, or fleet manager of a vehicle. When a vehicle characteristic is outside of the target range, a smart alert can be communicated to the user to encourage the user to bring the vehicle characteristic back into a target range. Aspects of the performance optimization system can focus on tire characteristics, which are one type of vehicle characteristic. Exemplary tire characteristics can include tire pressure, tire tread, and tire alignment. In order to generate smart alerts, vehicle information can be gathered from a variety of sources. In particular, information about a tire can be collected from an onboard tire pressure monitoring system, tire mats, or other mechanisms. This information can be analyzed to determine whether vehicle characteristics are inside or outside of a target range for the particular characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Mohan Kalyanaraman, Adam G. Stern
  • Patent number: 11054976
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle information system having at least a first display area and a second display area. An activation signal and a transition signal are received in succession. Graphical data for an activation animation containing a first view and a second view is generated based on the activation signal and the transition signal, and displayed by the first display area and second display area. After the activation signal is received, an appearing of the first view is output, wherein the first view has a first graphical object. After the transition signal is received, a disappearing of the first view and an appearing of the second view are output, wherein the appearing of the second view has a movement effect which depicts a movement from the first display area to the second display area. Also disclosed is a vehicle information system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Sükrü Cengil, Anna Braun
  • Patent number: 11050981
    Abstract: A method of controlling a vehicle having a plurality of cameras having different viewing angles with respect to front, rear, left and right directions is provided. The method includes when an image obtainment command is received through an inputter, obtaining an image obtained by the cameras having the viewing angle with respect to at least one of left and right sides as an event image of a traffic accident of another vehicle. The event image of the obtained traffic accident of the other vehicle is transmitted to an external device. When the vehicle is in a parking state, the image obtained by the camera having the viewing angle with respect to at least one of the front and rear is obtained as the event image for parking, and the event image for parking is transmitted to a user terminal registered in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: JunHyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 11040727
    Abstract: In an engine speed display control device of a vehicle including an engine speed display to display a determined display value of the engine speed, the engine speed display control device determines the display value of the engine speed, and includes a variation restricting display control portion configured to implement a variation restricting display control when a garage-parking shifting operation of the transmission shifting member is performed while the vehicle is held stationary in a non-operated position of the accelerator pedal. The variation restricting display control portion determines the display value of the engine speed in the variation restricting display control such that an amount of variation of the display value is smaller than in a normal display control in which the display value is determined according to the actual value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takanori Shirakawa, Chikashi Ohta, Ryuta Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11035092
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a structures containing utility components is provided. The system includes a sensing devices, each being disposed within a structure and distributed within a geographic region, each of the sensing devices measuring parameters within the structure. A display is coupled to the sensing devices and is positioned remotely therefrom. One or more processors communicate with the sensing devices and the display. Wherein the processors perform a method comprising: receiving the measured parameters; comparing the measured parameters to thresholds; displaying on the display device elements, each device element representing one of the sensing devices, each of the device elements being geometrically arranged on the geographic distribution of the sensing devices; displaying on the display a plurality of elements, each associated with one of the device elements; and changing at least one of the elements when a measured parameter crossing one of the thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPANY OF NEW YORK, INC.
    Inventors: Troy David De Vries, Zhou Zheng, Stanley J. Lewis, Leslie George Philp, Colleen Bridget Murach, Gregg L. Slintak
  • Patent number: 11037004
    Abstract: A communication device is provided for a motor vehicle that works with traffic-relevant information provided through light signals. The communication device comprises a primary imaging optical system to create the input image from the received scenic image, which may comprise a light car2car signal and/or a light car2X signal including traffic-relevant information. It further comprises a DMD array of mirrors for receiving the input image and transmitting it to a primary optical sensor adapted to convert the input optical image to an electric signal for processing, to thereby find out whether and what places of the input image sources of the signals are found in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Varroc Lighting Systems, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Jan Kratochvil, Michaela Duliakova, Stanislav Klimicek, Vaclav Stihel, Karolina Pichova
  • Patent number: 11022795
    Abstract: A vehicle display control device, which adjusts a brightness of a display image as a display image brightness of a head-up display that superimposes and displays the display image as a virtual image over a foreground scenery of the vehicle by projecting the display image onto a projection member, includes: a visual line position specifying unit that specifies a visual line position of the driver of the vehicle; and a display control unit that adjusts the display image brightness according to the brightness in a set range of the foreground scenery with respect to the visual line position as a reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11014547
    Abstract: An exhaust brake torque system for a vehicle including an engine includes a controller configured to determine a current exhaust brake torque and a maximum exhaust brake torque. A display is configured to display at least one of the current exhaust brake torque, the maximum exhaust brake torque and a percentage corresponding to the current exhaust brake torque divided by the maximum exhaust brake torque. An engine speed sensor determines an engine speed of an engine. A pressure sensor is configured to sense turbine inlet pressure. The controller is configured to calculate the current exhaust brake torque and the maximum exhaust brake torque in response to the engine speed and the turbine inlet pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Maqsood Rizwan Ali Khan, Mark R. Claywell
  • Patent number: 11015283
    Abstract: A clothes manager is provided. The clothes manager includes a cabinet including an accommodation space in which clothes are accommodated, a door provided to open and close an opening of the cabinet, a clothes treating device provided to treat the clothes accommodated in the accommodation space of the cabinet, a sensing device configured to detect that a human or an animal enters the cabinet, and a processor configured to output an abnormal detection signal based on a human or animal detection signal transmitted by the sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunyoung Park, Dongil Back, Dongyun Han
  • Patent number: 11007942
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted system for recording video and audio. The system uses distributed processing, including encoding the video and audio at their source(s), and a high-speed, e.g., Ethernet, bus connecting the various system components and external devices. The system may include a display monitor which is integrated into the same housing as a rear view mirror of the vehicle, with the display monitor being located behind the mirror and video displayed on the monitor being visible through the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Digital Ally, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert D. Haler
  • Patent number: 11002539
    Abstract: A method for detecting a slope of a road on which a vehicle is traveling in at least one spatial direction. The vehicle has a body and a chassis with a plurality of wheels. An inclination of the vehicle body in the spatial direction is determined. For at least one wheel, a vertical distance to the vehicle body is detected. The distance so determined is used to calculate an inclination of the chassis in the spatial direction. The slope of the road in the spatial direction is determined from a difference between the inclination of the vehicle body in the spatial direction and the inclination of the chassis in the spatial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Andreas Unger
  • Patent number: 10994780
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for determining the angle of the target detected by the radar of the vehicle. The target angle determination apparatus may be configured to calculate a first angle of the first group target included in the radar data by using the first angle calculation algorithm with the low resolution, to determine a part of the first group target and the second group target based on the possible driving route of the host vehicle, and to calculate the second angle of the second angle target selected from the first group target by using the second angle calculation algorithm with the high resolution based on the possible driving route of the host vehicle, so that it is possible to minimize unnecessary calculation operations and reduce the system load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yun Ki Han
  • Patent number: 10989929
    Abstract: The head-up display apparatus includes: a vehicle information acquisition unit configured to acquire various kinds of vehicle information which can be detected by a vehicle; a controller configured to control display of a video image based on the vehicle information; a video image display configured to form the video image based on an instruction from the controller; a mirror configured to reflect the video image formed by the video image display to project onto the windshield; a mirror driver configured to change an angle of the mirror based on an instruction from the controller; and a display distance adjusting mechanism configured to adjust a display distance of the virtual image with respect to the driver, and the controller adjusts the angle of the mirror via the mirror driver based on the vehicle information such that the virtual image can be displayed with respect to the driver overlapped with the scenery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Nagano, Kazuomi Kaneko, Maki Hanada, Akio Misawa, Kazuyuki Takizawa
  • Patent number: 10984658
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a display part that is arranged in a vehicle and is configured to display a first image as an image of information related to the vehicle on a front side of a driver, a detector configured to detect an action of the driver, and a controller configured to change an image displayed on the display part from the first image to a second image when an action of the driver gazing at the first image is detected. The first image includes an image of the vehicle, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shiota, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 10974643
    Abstract: A warning light device for a backview mirror has a backview mirror and a warning unit. The backview mirror has a casing and a mirror corresponding to each other. the mirror comprising a translucent region allowing the warning unit disposed in the casing to be aligned with the translucent region on the mirror. The warning unit has a lighting device, an illumination cover and a circuit board. The lighting device has a containment space and an opening connected to the containment space, the circuit board disposed in the containment space through the opening. The circuit board further comprising a plurality of illuminating members behind the opening; the illumination cover having a translucent plate configured to cover the opening; a plurality of illumination rods disposed in the containment space and in front of the translucent plate facing the illuminating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GIVING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsung-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 10970747
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling use of an autonomous vehicle includes an interior occupant sensing system to obtain data of occupants from a video camera. An occupant sensing controller is configured to receive the video and detect a number of faces of occupants disposed in the vehicle. Further, the occupant sensing controller determines demographic information from the video data of each of the detected faces and then stores the vehicle location, the number of faces, and the demographic information for occupants as data in the vehicle. The occupant sensing controller determines from the demographic information an age of occupants in the autonomous vehicle, and when the demographic information indicates that all occupants in the autonomous vehicle are less than a certain age, limits travel to a destination or operation of the autonomous vehicle in response to age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: James Stephen Miller, Patrick Graf, Frank Riggi
  • Patent number: 10970945
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle includes tire-force sensors, a tire-force estimator, a turning-state detector, and a warning unit. The tire-force sensors are disposed on respective wheels of the vehicle. The tire-force estimator estimates tire forces of the respective wheels on the basis of sensor signals outputted from the respective tire-force sensors. The turning-state detector detects a turning state of the vehicle. The warning unit generates a warning in a mode that differs depending on the turning state when at least one of the wheels is estimated to be in a limit state on the basis of the estimated tire forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10969875
    Abstract: A plurality of sensors for application to a steering wheel or other generally toroidal objects is disclosed. In an embodiment, the sensor comprises interleaving transmit and receive conductors. In an embodiment, the sensor comprises crossing transmit and receive conductors. In an embodiment, sensor conductors are first provided on a flat substrate, which sensors placed on the flat substrate in a configuration that will permit expansion application of the substrate to the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: Darren Leigh, Braon Moseley, Robert Alack, Jr., Clifton Forlines, Adam Landa
  • Patent number: 10970946
    Abstract: An information acquisition apparatus according to one embodiment of the present disclosure includes an actual use state-related information acquisition unit that acquires the sprung mass of a vehicle in one trip based on displacement information of a sprung part of the vehicle acquired by a vehicle height sensor in the vehicle, and an actual use state analysis unit that acquires information regarding an actual use state of the vehicle regarding a loading state of a loaded object on the vehicle in a relatively long period based on the sprung mass in one trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin Sakurada
  • Patent number: 10962562
    Abstract: A velocity indication system of a vehicle includes one or more velocity sensors configured to sense a vehicle velocity and to generate velocity data therefrom. The system also includes a control unit configured to receive the velocity data and to generate a control signal based on the velocity data. The system also includes a tactile velocity indicator. The tactile velocity indicator includes a frame that defines an opening therein. The tactile velocity indicator also includes a haptic element, at least partially protruding from the opening so as to be touchable by a passenger of the vehicle via the opening. The tactile velocity indicator also includes an electric motor configured to drive the haptic element in response to the control signal to move relative to the frame according to a haptic element velocity that corresponds to the sensed vehicle velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franziska Lang, Martin Francisco, Eric Brown, Matthew Potter, Paul Ferraiolo, Ross Carmichael
  • Patent number: 10953748
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of this disclosure provide a display system that integrates a mechanical indicator assembly in an overlapping manner with one or more displays in an instrument panel. An instrument panel may include a mechanical indicator assembly including a pointer configured to rotate about an axis and thereby define an area swept by the pointer, a transparent display, a housing configured to support the mechanical indicator assembly and the transparent display overlaying the mechanical indicator assembly, and a control system configured to display, on the transparent display, content including text and/or graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Steven A. Liburdi, Ronald H. Dybalski
  • Patent number: 10953804
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a vehicle rear view device comprising: a shell; a rear view mirror forming an accommodation space between the shell and the rear view mirror; and a wireless communication device comprising a communication circuit board and a communication antenna. The communication circuit board is located in the accommodation space, the communication antenna is disposed in m antenna placement area of the shell, the communication antenna is disposed separately from the communication circuit board, md the communication antenna and the communication circuit board are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinyi Cheng, Changlin Leng
  • Patent number: 10955397
    Abstract: A device for measuring the concentration of a gas constituting the ambient air includes a wristwatch comprising a watch case (13) containing a watch movement, members indicating the time (1, 3, 9) visible through a glass of the watch case (13). In addition, the wristwatch comprises at least one sensor (11) arranged to measure the concentration of a gas constituting the ambient air. The wristwatch also includes means for actuating an alert when reaching or exceeding a threshold of the gas concentration measured by the sensor (11). The device includes two operating states, a “time” state and an “alarm” state, wherein in the “time” state, the members indicating the time (1, 1?, 3, 9) indicate the time and the sensor (11) permanently measures the gas concentration without displaying it or activating the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Olivier Voumard
  • Patent number: 10948718
    Abstract: Head-up display includes: display element for displaying an image, and a projection optical system for projecting the image, which is displayed on display element, onto viewing region of viewer. The projection optical system includes combiner that is disposed at a position in an optical path from display element to viewing region of viewer. Combiner has a surface at which light incident from display element enters; the surface has a curved surface shape. Combiner has an effective region corresponding to viewing region of viewer. In the effective region, combiner has a horizontal cross-sectional shape that changes in thickness along from the center toward an end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Iwashita, Tomoaki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10950062
    Abstract: A method for trusted recording in a road toll system, the road toll system having a proxy server connected via a mobile network to an onboard-unit of a vehicle, the onboard-unit having a position determination device, comprising: creating an itinerary record comprising a first or second position, a first or second point of time at least one of: a distance calculated using at least the first and second position, a segment-id, and a distance calculated using said segment-id; receiving and recording a signed itinerary record from the proxy server. In a further aspect of the embodiment an onboard-unit and a proxy server are provided for trusted recording in a road toll system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Kapsch TrafficCom AG
    Inventors: Jasja Tijink, Ulrik Janusson
  • Patent number: 10950126
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes a display part that is arranged in a vehicle and is configured to display a first image as an image of information related to the vehicle on a front side of a driver, a detector configured to detect an action of the driver, and a controller configured to change an image displayed on the display part from the first image to a second image when an action of the driver gazing at the first image is detected. The first image includes an image of the vehicle, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shiota, Kenichi Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 10942562
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to manage operation of variable-state computing devices using artificial intelligence are disclosed. An example computing device includes a hardware platform. The example computing device also includes an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to: determine a context of the device; and adjust an operation of the hardware platform based on an expected change in the context of the device. The adjustment modifies at least one of a computational efficiency of the device, a power efficiency of the device, or a memory response time of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shekoufeh Qawami, Nageen Himayat, Chaitanya Sreerama, Hassnaa Moustafa, Rita Wouhaybi, Linda Hurd, Nadine L Dabby, Van Le, Gayathri Jeganmohan, Ankitha Chandran
  • Patent number: 10935964
    Abstract: There is provided a method for optimizing a manufacturing process of a new part. The method includes executing, by a system configured to drive the manufacturing process, a set of manufacturing functions. Executing these functions include receiving data associated with one or more field parts similar to the new part, and generating, based on the data, a forecast representative of a longevity of the one or more parts. The method further includes generating a digital thread forming a surrogate model for the new part, based on the forecast. Further, the method includes creating the set of manufacturing functions based on the surrogate model and manufacturing the new part according to the set of manufacturing functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eric John Ruggiero, James Tallman, Pradeep Salapakkam
  • Patent number: 10928258
    Abstract: A platform load sensing system connected between a boom and a platform includes an upper bearing link connecting the boom side to the platform side, and a lower bearing link connecting the boom side to the platform side. The upper and lower bearing links are configured to allow for relative motion between the boom side and the platform side. A load member is secured to the platform side between the upper and lower bearing links, and a load cell is secured to the boom side. A load moment on the platform side is functionally eliminated by the upper and lower bearing links, and a vertical load on the platform side is transferred through the load member to the load cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: JLG INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: John E. Messenger, Jeffrey Lynn Addleman, Timothy Mark Waltz, Troy Young
  • Patent number: 10929375
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for automatically adjusting data log record timestamps in response to a change in a system clock. The method includes monitoring the system clock to track changes to the system clock, creating or updating a time delta log when a system clock change is detected, creating or updating a look-up table containing an absolute time adjustment value (ATA) for each time delta record in the time delta log, and adding a time delta ID to the data log record so that when a data log record is retrieved from memory the timestamp forming part of the data log record is automatically adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Jonathan David King
  • Patent number: 10926634
    Abstract: Proposed is a transportation vehicle, a user interface and a method for operating a user interface for a transportation vehicle. The method may comprise the steps of: defining a screen background graphic for a display device of the transportation means, automatically detecting a situation in which a predefined region of the wallpaper has been covered by an item of foreground content, and, in response thereto, automatically repositioning the wallpaper in relation to the foreground content for preventing the region from being covered by the foreground content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Holger Wild, Nils Kötter
  • Patent number: 10924192
    Abstract: A vehicular communication device is provided. The vehicular communication device includes a reception section that receives, from a periphery vehicle equipped with a narrow area communicator for performing vehicle interior communication, a communication performance index representing performance of the narrow area communicator, and a controller. The controller includes: a reference value setup section that successively sets a reference value of the communication performance index based on the communication performance indexes received from multiple the periphery vehicles; an acquisition section that acquires the communication performance index for a targeted narrow area communicator; and an anomaly determination section that determines anomaly of the targeted narrow area communicator, based on comparison between the reference value set by the reference value setup section and the communication performance index acquired by the acquisition section for the targeted narrow area communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seigou Kumabe
  • Patent number: 10919739
    Abstract: This overload preventing device is mounted on a mobile work machine, and is provided with: a storage unit which stores lifting performance data in which lifting performance is configured for each operation state, and performance region data in which switching angles are configured that define performance regions, including a front region, a back region, and a side region; and a work machine control unit which controls operation of the mobile work machine on the basis of the actual load and the lifting performance corresponding to the present operation state of the mobile work machine. The lifting performance includes a maximum deployment width performance configured for the front region and the back region, and the switching angles are configured for each operation state on the basis of stability calculations and strength factors such as jack strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TADANO LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10914797
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a sensor having non-ratiometric fault trip level setting. In embodiments, a sensor has a sensing element with a fixed gain. A signal processing module receives the fault trip level setting and maintains the fault trip level setting constant during changes in the supply voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Latham, Stephen Marshall, Aaron Cook
  • Patent number: 10915069
    Abstract: System and methods for monitoring machine components are disclosed. A method may include detecting, by an electronic chip having a globally unique identifier and being integrated within the component of the machine, installation of the component in the machine. The method may include determining, by a monitoring module operatively connected to the electronic chip via a communication bus, a date or time of the installation based on receiving information regarding the installation from the electronic chip. The method may include monitoring, by the monitoring module, the component to determine an amount of time that the component has been operating. The method may include transmitting, by a transmitter module operatively connected to the monitoring module, information that identities the globally unique identifier, the date or time of the installation of the component in the machine, and the amount of time that the component has been operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Neyens
  • Patent number: 10909782
    Abstract: In an information processing system comprising at least one vehicle wherein the at least one vehicle comprises an event data recorder and a data management module resident in the at least one vehicle, a method records a plurality of data elements in the event data recorder, and evaluates each of the plurality of data elements to determine which of the plurality of data elements to maintain in a memory region of the event data recorder and which of the plurality of data elements to delete from the memory region of the event data recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventor: Assaf Natanzon
  • Patent number: 10906508
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (100) for an activation of at least one security function of a security system (200) of a vehicle (1), wherein an authentication at the security system (200) of the vehicle (1) is effected by means of a mobile identification transmitter (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Neuhoff, Boris Ziller, Mirko Schindler, Thomas Skaletz, Matthias Ihln, Jan Breer, Marc Feldsieper
  • Patent number: 10906492
    Abstract: A passenger protection apparatus includes a detector, an adjuster, a controller, and a setting unit. The detector is configured to detect an environmental condition outside a vehicle; the adjuster is configured to be able to correct a sitting posture of a passenger to sit on a seat in a proper position; the controller is configured to control actuation of the adjuster; and the setting unit is configured to set a time frame divided into a plurality of frames until a predicted collision between an own vehicle and an object outside the vehicle, based on a result of detection by the detector. The controller controls the actuation of the adjuster to correct the sitting posture of the passenger in a correction frame at least contained in the time frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Kanegae, Kenshi Eda, Kazuya Yamane
  • Patent number: 10902690
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (100) for activating at least one security function of a security system (200) of a vehicle (1). According to the invention, provision is made for the detection of at least one distance information about a distance (A) of a mobile identification transmitter (300) to the vehicle (1) by means of a detection device (10) of the vehicle (1) and a transmission of the distance information by a data transmission from the detection device (10) via a transmission system (50) of the vehicle (1) to a processing device (60) of the vehicle (1), wherein the data transmission of the distance information is performed in a forgery-proof manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jan Breer, Marc Feldsieper, Matthias Ihln, Stefan Neuhoff, Mirko Schindler, Thomas Skaletz, Boris Ziller
  • Patent number: 10884404
    Abstract: A method of predicting plant data in a system generates prediction data based on a plant prediction model and for detecting anomalies of the plant by comparing the prediction data with measurement data. The method can provide precise prediction data in a normal state even though the measurement data contains data in an anomalous state. Anomaly/fault prediction accuracy is enhanced by providing precise prediction data in the normal state. An apparatus using the method includes a plant modeling unit for generating a plant prediction model based on k-nearest neighbors (k-NN) by modeling a plant based on measurement data of multiple tags; and a prediction data generating unit for measuring similarity between the plant prediction model and the measurement data, determining a parameter k value based on the similarity, and generating plant normal state prediction data based on the determined parameter k value and the measured similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Doosan Heavy Industries Construction Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jee Hun Park, Hyun Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10885728
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a rapidly perceivable display of vehicular data includes a processor, a sensor interface, a device display, and a memory. The memory contains instructions, which, when executed by the processor, cause the apparatus to obtain, via the sensor interface, vehicle data, determine, based on the vehicle data, a plurality of status datums, determine, for each status datum of the plurality of status datums, a current priority value, and display, on the device display, a hierarchical array. In at least one embodiment, the hierarchical array presents a set of status datums determined to have the highest current priority values of the plurality of status datums. In at least one embodiment, each status datum of the hierarchical array occupies a location in the hierarchical array corresponding to its current priority value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: William H. Havins
  • Patent number: 10885726
    Abstract: In order to prevent the occurrence of a user's erroneous operation as well as preventing an inappropriate road load from being set in a dynamometer, a vehicle test system that tests the performance of a vehicle or a part of the vehicle is adapted to include a dynamometer adapted to provide a load to the vehicle or the part of the vehicle, an actual running data acquisition part adapted to acquire actual running data from an actual running vehicle running on a road, a road load calculation part adapted to, on the basis of the actual running data, calculate a road load used to test the performance of the vehicle or the part of the vehicle, a road load data setting part adapted to set the road load in the dynamometer, and an output part adapted to, before the setting in the dynamometer, viewably output the road load to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HORIBA, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ogawa, Masayuki Adachi
  • Patent number: 10882398
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing a system that presents customized content to a user of an automobile based on what the user of the automobile is looking at. A first camera captures images of the user of the interior of the automobile, and a second camera captures images of a scene that the user is viewing. The images are analyzed to determine if the user is looking at, or not looking at, an object in the scene. If the user is looking at such an object, content associated with the object is selected and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventor: John P. Cordell
  • Patent number: 10875451
    Abstract: An obstacle detecting device for detecting an obstacle around a vehicle includes a sensor, a notifying unit, an operation detecting unit, and a control unit. The sensor is installed at a fixed portion of the vehicle to detect an obstacle within a predetermined detection range with an origin corresponding to a position where the sensor is installed. The notifying unit provides a notification based on a signal output from the sensor. The operation detecting unit detects an operation of a movable portion of the vehicle moving within the detection range of the sensor. The control unit is enabled to inhibit a notifying operation of the notifying unit when the operation detecting unit detects the operation of the movable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumihiko Matsushita, Takuya Nomura
  • Patent number: 10878507
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage and processing claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video, and if the server determines that any of the submitted photos/video is unacceptable, the mobile device may capture additional photos/video until all of the data are deemed acceptable. To aid in damage analysis, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images of undamaged items and cost estimate information for repairing previously analyzed damages to similar items. Further still, the server may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Clint J. Marlow, Kurt M. Stricker
  • Patent number: 10864847
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device for a motor vehicle (10) that has one or preferably two such lighting devices that are set up to produce a headlamp flasher signaling function, the lighting device being associated with a controller, the controller controlling the lighting device upon activation of the headlamp flasher signaling function to produce, from the lighting device, a headlamp flasher light distribution, especially in the form of a high beam light distribution (LHV), especially for a defined period of time, in an area in front of the at least one lighting device or in an area in front of the vehicle (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Mayer
  • Patent number: RE48400
    Abstract: A portable device includes a safety feature that prevents some forms of use when the device is moving. The device may detect its speed or movement, compare that to a threshold, and provide a response or blocking function upon exceeding that threshold. The device may be a cell phone configured to disable transmission and reception of voice/text, conceal its display screen, and disable incorporated features and functions, if the cell phone is moving faster than walking speed or the movement is uncharacteristic of walking. The blocking function may be partially overridden based on a safety policy, which can be managed and customized. The introduction of hands-free devices may serve to override a blocking function and enable other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Tamiras Per Pte. Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Riemer, Melvin A. Barbera