Transmitter In Another Vehicle (e.g., Emergency Vehicle) Patents (Class 340/902)
  • Patent number: 10813001
    Abstract: A wireless network has a transmitting node that can send a multicast message over the wireless network to a plurality of receiving nodes. Each of the receiving nodes, on receipt of the multicast message, can estimate, based on the receipt of the multicast message, a distance between the transmitting node and the receiving node. If the distance is within a certain distance range from the transmitting node, the receiving node implements a delay of a predetermined amount of time before retransmitting the message to its neighboring nodes. If the distance is beyond that range, the message is retransmitted without delay. All nodes within the distance range implement the same delay before retransmission, however, they may also implement an additional, randomized delay to allow nodes to transmit in several discrete time slots, thereby avoiding or minimizing data collisions with other nodes' transmissions of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Synapse Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Joseph Ibarra
  • Patent number: 10796571
    Abstract: A method for detecting emergency vehicles in real time, and managing subject vehicles to support the emergency vehicles to drive without interferences from the subject vehicles by referring to detected information on the emergency vehicles is provided. And the method includes steps of: (a) a management server generating metadata on the specific emergency vehicle by referring to emergency circumstance information; (b) the management server generating a circumstance scenario vector by referring to the emergency circumstance information and the metadata, comparing the circumstance scenario vector with reference scenario vectors, to thereby find a specific scenario vector whose similarity score with the circumstance scenario vector is larger than a threshold, and acquiring an emergency reaction command by referring to the specific scenario vector; (c) the management server transmitting the emergency reaction command to each of the subject vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: StradVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kye-Hyeon Kim, Yongjoong Kim, Hak-Kyoung Kim, Woonhyun Nam, Sukhoon Boo, Myungchul Sung, Dongsoo Shin, Donghun Yeo, Wooju Ryu, Myeong-Chun Lee, Hyungsoo Lee, Taewoong Jang, Kyungjoong Jeong, Hongmo Je, Hojin Cho
  • Patent number: 10796272
    Abstract: Stored inventory onboard self-contained mobile storefronts are delivered with respect to an order and delivery system deployed over a regional delivery area operating in a closed network. A mobile storefront that receives an order from a consumer operates autonomously to facilitate preparation of the order from an aggregation of inventory stored thereon, then completes delivery to the consumer at the consumer's geolocation. A highly responsive on-demand system is provided that consolidates order fulfillment technologies to service consumers more quickly and efficiently by minimizing opportunities for human error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MAIN GRADE ASSETS, LLC
    Inventor: James Beach-Drummond
  • Patent number: 10796271
    Abstract: Sales transaction history is stored and communications with a consumer is provided through automated means with respect to an order and delivery system deployed over a regional delivery area that includes mobile storefronts operating in a closed network. Digital communications may be triggered by an onboard computer when a mobile storefront is scheduled to be within a defined proximity to the consumer's geolocation and may include incentives or rewards based on stored historical data. A desired transaction between the consumer and the mobile storefront may be generated by implementing client management software to employ artificially intelligent algorithms that evaluate a transaction history to deliver a personalized strategic promotional message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MAIN GRADE ASSETS, LLC
    Inventor: James Beach-Drummond
  • Patent number: 10780880
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an autonomous vehicle are provided. In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes receiving data indicative of an operating mode of the vehicle, wherein the vehicle is configured to operate in a plurality of operating modes. The method includes determining one or more response characteristics of the vehicle based at least in part on the operating mode of the vehicle, each response characteristic indicating how the vehicle responds to a potential collision. The method includes controlling the vehicle based at least in part on the one or more response characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Shaw Wood, William M. Leach, Scott C. Poeppel, Nicholas G. Letwin, Noah Zych
  • Patent number: 10762779
    Abstract: The emergency vehicle alert device is a traffic control signal. The emergency vehicle alert device comprises an emergency vehicle beacon and a civilian receiver. The emergency vehicle beacon mounts in the emergency vehicle. The civilian receiver mounts in the civilian vehicle. The emergency beacon transmits a radio signal communicating GPS coordinates when operating in an emergency mode. The civilian receiver receives the transmitted radio signal and calculates the distance and direction of the emergency vehicle from the civilian vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy Mundy
  • Patent number: 10762777
    Abstract: A navigation system includes: a communication unit configured to receive a vehicle external environment information of a user vehicle; and a control unit, coupled to the communication unit, configured to: identify a sonic event from the vehicle external environment information; calculate an event position information of the sonic event relative to the user vehicle; and generate a vehicle operation instruction based on the sonic event and the event position information for operating the user vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Stewart Aist, Shalu Grover, Casey Carter, Jinghai Ren, Michele Santamaria
  • Patent number: 10763929
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of adjusting a principal communication direction of a steerable directional antenna for communicating with a terrestrial electromagnetic signal source, the method comprising: providing location specific steering data comprising one or more steering data portions, each of the steering data portions being specific to a respective location; determining a location of the steerable directional antenna; selecting a steering data portion from the location specific steering data taking into account the determined location of the antenna; determining an adjusted principal communication direction of the steerable directional antenna taking into account the said selected steering data portion; and adjusting the principal communication direction of the steerable directional antenna in accordance with the said adjusted principal communication direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SOFANT TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Ahmed Osman El-Rayis, Nakul Haridas, Tughrul Sati Arslan
  • Patent number: 10748391
    Abstract: A system is provided to process a source signal and generate one or more haptic effects for various haptic devices based on the source signal. The system operates to convert the source signal to meet different architectures of respective haptic devices and enables haptic effect designers to create haptic data without being concerned about low level details of different haptic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny A. Grant, Stephen D. Rank
  • Patent number: 10723366
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for intervehicle communication involving notification messages sent from one vehicle to another vehicle. Sensor event data from one vehicle can be sent in a wireless message to another vehicle and information from the wireless message displayed to a driver of the other vehicle providing the driver with information that may not be detectable by the sensors in the driver's vehicle. The information from the wireless message can be displayed to the user on a user interface and can include a representation of an object detected by the other vehicle along with information about the position, speed, type or direction of the detected object. User interfaces can include graphical user interfaces, haptic devices and audio devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Vijet Siddalinga Badigannavar
  • Patent number: 10703386
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for intervehicle communication involving notification messages sent from one vehicle to another vehicle. Sensor event data from one vehicle can be sent in a wireless message to another vehicle and information from the wireless message displayed to a driver of the other vehicle providing the driver with information that may not be detectable by the sensors in the driver's vehicle. Inquiries or requests can also be sent from one vehicle to another vehicle. User interfaces can include graphical user interfaces, haptic devices and audio devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Vijet Siddalinga Badigannavar
  • Patent number: 10703383
    Abstract: An interaction detection and analysis (“IDA”) computing device for analyzing data from a plurality of autonomous vehicles (“AVs”) relative to an individual AV that identifies potential performance outcomes and risks based on interactions associated with software onboard the AVs may be provided. The IDA computing device may include at least one processor programmed to (i) receive AV data from the individual AV including a software ecosystem and hardware installed on the individual AV, (ii) store the received AV data in a data record in a database, (iii) compare the software ecosystem and the hardware for the individual AV to data associated with AVs having relatively similar software ecosystems and hardware, (iv) identify at least one known performance outcome and risk based on the data from the AVs having relatively similar software ecosystems and hardware, and (v) alert a user of the individual AV of the identified performance outcome and risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Steve Cielocha, Brian Fields
  • Patent number: 10685570
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device may include a communication module and a processor configured to receive, from one or more first external vehicles through the communication module, one or more pieces of first identification information and first data related to movement of the one or more first external vehicles, receive, from one or more second external vehicles through the communication module, one or more pieces of second identification information and second data related to movement of the one or more second external vehicles a designated time period after receiving the first identification information and the first data, identify at least one piece of non-received identification information among the one or more pieces of first identification information, which is not included in the one or more pieces of second identification information, and at least one piece of newly received identification information among the one or more pieces of second identification information, which is not in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Il Son, Jong-Sung Joo, Sun-Min Hwang
  • Patent number: 10687189
    Abstract: A low-cost system for simultaneously displaying the locations of all nearby emergency vehicles onto the same moving map as the current location of another vehicle is described. Each emergency vehicle receives location data from a OPS receiver and broadcasts the location data using a Bluetooth or other transmitter directly to associated receivers in other vehicles. Other vehicles receive location data corresponding to their own locations using their own OPS receivers and each displays their own location onto their own moving map display in the usual manner. Additionally, the other vehicles also have Bluetooth or other receivers which directly receive the local broadcasts containing emergency vehicle locations and display the locations of all emergency vehicles simultaneously with their own location. The operator of the vehicle benefits by knowing the relative locations of the emergency vehicles when they cannot be seen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Maxwell Joseph Breton
  • Patent number: 10682539
    Abstract: Fire suppression systems (10) include modules (14x) interconnected with a centralized controller (12). The modules (14x) are configured, assembled and sealed for system operation in harsh environments. Modules of the system include a printed circuit board (PCB, 32, 132), a microprocessor (34), and an operative component (36) assembled within a housing (30, 130). A gasket member (38) is disposed about the component to form a seal about the component. Operative components may include fire detection elements (14x, 50) or an LCD screen (36, 236). Modules of the system can include an encapsulant compound for filling a void between the housing inner surface and the printed circuit board. Modules of the system can include a sealed chamber with a port to interface a computer device. A power module of the system includes a sealed housing with connectors positioned to protect against moisture and debris and an isolating switch to permit maintenance of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Brian Lee Counts, Chad Lee Ryczek, Marvin B. Fernstrum
  • Patent number: 10685563
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for detecting, alerting, and responding to an emergency vehicle. One such method includes receiving, using a first vehicle, a warning signal from an emergency vehicle. The first vehicle broadcasts a recognition signal based on the warning signal received by the first vehicle. A second vehicle receives the warning signal from the emergency vehicle and the recognition signal from the first vehicle. The second vehicle broadcasts a confirmation signal based on both the warning signal and the recognition signal received by the second vehicle. The confirmation signal is received from the second vehicle using a third vehicle. Finally, the confirmation signal is rebroadcasted from the third vehicle based solely on the confirmation signal received by the third vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael C. Edwards, Neil Dutta
  • Patent number: 10654493
    Abstract: Technologies are shown for intervehicle communication involving notification messages sent from one vehicle to another vehicle. Sensor event data from one vehicle can be sent in a wireless message to another vehicle and information from the wireless message displayed to a driver of the other vehicle providing the driver with information that may not be detectable by the sensors in the driver's vehicle. Inquiries or requests can also be sent from one vehicle to another vehicle. User interfaces can include graphical user interfaces, haptic devices and audio devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Vijet Siddalinga Badigannavar
  • Patent number: 10645552
    Abstract: A method of communicating between a person within a target vehicle and a law enforcement person includes establishing a connection between a law-enforcement transceiver and a target vehicle transceiver using a protocol and encoding an audio signal into an encoded audio signal by the law-enforcement transceiver using the protocol, The encoded audio signal is transmitted from the law-enforcement transceiver and received by the target vehicle transceiver where the encoded audio signal is accepted by the target vehicle transceiver through a feature in the protocol, the feature in the protocol allowing limited access to an audio transducer of the target vehicle, the encoded audio signal is decoded back into the audio signal by the target vehicle transducer and the audio signal is reproduced on the audio transducer within the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Eddie B. Lofton
  • Patent number: 10621863
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for altering the default operation of traffic signals, e.g., static cycling of lights, based on one or more road conditions and/or operating characteristics of vehicles at or near an intersection at which the traffic signals are located. The timing of light changes in traffic signals can be altered based upon a desire to optimize fuel efficiency, prioritize passage of vehicles through the intersection, and/or exhibit favoritism to vehicles that are driven efficiently and/or by drivers contributing to a pay-to-pass system. Traffic signal controllers controlling traffic signals may, over time, learn traffic patterns based on gathered information regarding the operating characteristics of vehicles and/or road conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Geoffrey D. Gaither
  • Patent number: 10618466
    Abstract: A method for providing sound tracking information includes detecting a sound occurred adjacent to a subject vehicle to generate a sound tracking result based at least on a sound data regarding detected sound; determining an angle of point having the maximum probability among at least one of peak points in the sound tracking result as a first vehicle angle; determining whether an angle of candidate point is a second vehicle angle, wherein the candidate point has the maximum probability among peak points included in a detection range except for the first vehicle angle; and generating at least one detection signal corresponding to the first and the second vehicle angles, when the angle of candidate point is the second vehicle angle, wherein the sound tracking result includes a probability of whether there is at least one another vehicle at each of angles in each of frames continued according to time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Yoon Ho Jang, Jae Kwang Kim
  • Patent number: 10614470
    Abstract: Information associated with a geographic location is encoded, in a format readable by a mobile device including a GPS receiver, into a sideband channel of a first transmission medium. The information includes first partial global positioning system (GPS) coordinates, which are insufficient by themselves to completely identify the geographic location. The first partial GPS coordinates are transmitted via the sideband channel of the first transmission medium. Second partial GPS coordinates are transmitted to the mobile device via a second transmission medium. The first and second partial GPS coordinates are sufficient, when combined, to fully identify the geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Wooden, Theodore N. Myers, Jeffrey D. Zigler
  • Patent number: 10614790
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving an input signal captured by one or more sensors associated with an active noise reduction (ANR) headphone, and determining one or more characteristics of a first portion of the input signal. Based on the one or more characteristics of the first portion of the input signal, a gain of a variable gain amplifier (VGA) disposed in an ANR signal flow path can be adjusted, and accordingly, a set of coefficients for a tunable digital filter disposed in the ANR signal flow path can be selected. The method further includes processing a second portion of the input signal in the ANR signal flow path using the adjusted gain and selected set of coefficients to generate a second output signal for the electroacoustic transducer of the ANR headphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph H. Cattell, Ricardo F. Carreras
  • Patent number: 10602331
    Abstract: An inter-vehicle communication system includes: a first vehicle including a message generator configured to generate a message and a first wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly transmit the generated message; a second vehicle including a second wireless communication unit configured to receive the message transmitted from the first vehicle; and a display device that is located in the second vehicle and is configured to display the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Takii, Misako Kamiya, Toshihiko Kurebayashi, Masaaki Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10586405
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable storage device and apparatus for exchanging vehicle information are disclosed. For example, the method receives the vehicle information from a second vehicle, wherein the vehicle information is received via a direct vehicle to vehicle communication, calculates an operating parameter of the second vehicle, determines an alert condition based on the operating parameter of the second vehicle, and provides a notification of the alert condition to a driver of the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Denny, Brian Dominguez, Brian Greaves, Craig Lee, Ricardo Niedermeyer, Steven Neil Tischer
  • Patent number: 10569707
    Abstract: An emergency warning system for warning vehicles and electronic devices is disclosed. The emergency warning system comprises a first system. The first system is provided in a building or highway or road construction zone or in a first vehicle indicative of an emergency vehicle. The first system comprises an actuator, a radio-frequency signal generator communicatively coupled to the actuator. The radio-frequency signal generator is used to generate radio frequency signals at a particular frequency. Further, the first system comprises a transmitter for broadcasting the signals generated by the radio-frequency signal generator. Further, the emergency warning system comprises a second system provided in a second vehicle and at least one electronic device, present within a predefined distance of the first system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: William Adam
  • Patent number: 10543852
    Abstract: Described herein is an autonomous vehicle comprising a sensor and a driver notification module in communication with the sensor. The driver notification module may be configured to receive first information related to an upcoming event; determine an action for an autonomous vehicle based, at least in part, on the first information; determine one or more characteristics of the action based, at least in part on the first information and a current status of the autonomous vehicle; determine a notification based, at least in part, on the action and the one or more characteristics; and deliver the notification within the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Marcoux, Miles J Johnson, Danil V. Prokhorov
  • Patent number: 10452388
    Abstract: A method for updating software for a vehicle by receiving difference information from an external device in a certain space, and the vehicle to which the method is applied are provided, may include determining whether necessary difference map data of the vehicle is present based on information received from a parking lot server in a limited space such as a parking lot, and receiving necessary difference information related to map data of the vehicle from a vehicle in which the difference information is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Chang Byung Lee
  • Patent number: 10448090
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to transmission and detection of multi-channel signals in reduced channel format. An embodiment of a method for transmitting data includes determining whether a first type or a second type of content data is to be transmitted, where the first type of content data is to be transmitted at a first multiple of a base frequency and the second type of data is to be transmitted at a second multiple of the base frequency. The method further includes selecting one or more channels from a plurality of channels based on the type of content data, clocking a frequency on the first or second multiple of the base frequency according to the type of content data in the selected channels, modifying the content data to fit within a single output channel, and transmitting the modified data via a single output channel at the chosen multiple of the base frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hoon Choi, Daekyeung Kim, Wooseung Yang, Young Il Kim
  • Patent number: 10438491
    Abstract: A communication device is provided that is capable of accurately reporting which position a vehicle or a pedestrian exists in with respect to the local vehicle and of supporting safer driving. A communication device mounted on a moving body includes: a communication unit that receives communication information according to a preset communication condition; a determination unit that determines whether a service is provided in accordance with the received communication information; and a display controller that displays display information needed to provide the service on a map displayed on a display unit, when the service is provided according to a result determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: MICWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takamura, Tomohiro Kitagawa, Kazuhiro Otsuki, Teruaki Koshiba, Yuya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10431091
    Abstract: To provide a device for controlling vehicle travel with which it is possible, when a host vehicle has malfunctioned, to prevent accidents and secondary disasters caused by the vehicle malfunction. The device for controlling travel is provided with: a malfunction detector for detecting the presence/absence of malfunctions in a variety of devices for assisting the driving of the host vehicle; a malfunction degree determining unit for specifying, when the malfunction detector detects a malfunction in any of the devices, the malfunction state of the device and determining whether or not the device can be driven; and an action instruction unit for generating, on the basis of determination information from the malfunction degree determining unit, an instruction signal for communicating an action instruction for another vehicle, and outputting the instruction signal out of the host vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiichi Satoh
  • Patent number: 10395533
    Abstract: Data relating to at least the dynamic objects of the surrounding area is ascertained by sensors of at least one motor vehicle. The data is stored in a database provided by a motor vehicle, acting as a server for the surrounding area, which communicates with other motor vehicles. When a request message is received, the motor vehicle acting as a server transmits at least one part of environmental data in the database to the requesting motor vehicle and/or transmits a request message for transmitting environmental data, relating to the requested data about at least one object, to other motor vehicles to update the database and/or captures environmental data relating to the at least one object by other sensors. The database is updated to include the transmitted or captured environmental data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Harald Altinger, Christoph Sippl
  • Patent number: 10336257
    Abstract: A rear vision system for a host vehicle and a method of using the same, where the rear vision system includes an electronic display mirror that is designed to replace a traditional rearview mirror. The electronic display mirror has an integrated electronic video display that is coupled to a rearward facing camera at the back of the vehicle and displays a video feed from the camera to the driver in real time. The electronic display mirror can display enhanced video output that shows the area behind the host vehicle, along with performance metrics that are superimposed on the video and provide relevant information to the driver. For example, the enhanced video output may include an estimated time difference between the host vehicle and the closest trailing vehicle superimposed on the video; this may be particularly useful when the host vehicle is involved in a performance driving event, like a race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Allan K. Lewis, Mohammad Naserian, Michael T. Chaney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10328874
    Abstract: An anomaly handling method that suitably handles a case where the possibility of a vehicle being unauthorizedly controlled so as to suppress the effects thereof is provided. In an anomaly handling method used in one or a plurality of electronic control units installed in one vehicle, an inter-vehicle communication message transmitted from a device installed in the other vehicle is received as an anomaly detection notification, the anomaly detection notification being issued when an unauthorized frame is detected on an onboard network installed in another vehicle, and an anomaly handling processing is selected from a plurality of predetermined anomaly handling processing in accordance with the received content to transition to a safe state for example, and the selected anomaly handling processing is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Haga, Hideki Matsushima, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 10319231
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system for providing a driver of a host vehicle being stopped with a preliminary notification that remote vehicles forming a queue in front of the host vehicle are likely to start moving. The system includes a receiver, a notifying device, a determiner, and a controller. The receiver is configured to receive messages from the remote vehicles through Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications. The notifying device is configured to provide the driver with the preliminary notification. The determiner is configured to determine whether a specified vehicle among the remote vehicles other than a preceding vehicle directly ahead of the specified vehicle starts moving based on the messages sent from the specified vehicle. The controller is configured to control the notifying device to provide the preliminary notification when the determiner determines that the specified vehicle starts moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Aaron Weinfield
  • Patent number: 10319228
    Abstract: The technology relates to detecting and responding to emergency vehicles. This may include using a plurality of microphones to detect a siren noise corresponding to an emergency vehicle and to estimate a bearing of the emergency vehicle. This estimated bearing is compared to map information to identify a portion of roadway on which the emergency vehicle is traveling. In addition, information identifying a set of objects in the vehicle's environment as well as characteristics of those objects is received from a perception system is used to determine whether one of the set of objects corresponds to the emergency vehicle. How to respond to the emergency vehicle is determined based on the estimated bearing and identified road segments and the determination of whether one of the set of objects corresponds to the emergency vehicle. This determined response is then used to control the vehicle in an autonomous driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: David Harrison Silver, Angus Leigh, Benjamin Ingram, Jennifer Taylor, Vaibhav Nangia
  • Patent number: 10279817
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a hybrid vehicle having an electric operating mode selectively modify a pressure point for an accelerator pedal in response to current vehicle and/or ambient operating conditions to reduce unintentional starting of an internal combustion engine and maintain electric mode operation while the accelerator pedal position is less than the pressure point. The vehicle operating conditions or mode may indicate a parking maneuver, stop-and-go traffic, or an eco mode where electric operation may be desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Harald Stoffels, Moritz Klaus Springer, Christian Hofmann, Joachim Hansen
  • Patent number: 10282991
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus in accordance with the present disclosure includes processing circuitry configured to detect an occurrence of an event; receive, via a base station to which a communication apparatus loaded onto a moving body belongs, information related to the moving body from the communication apparatus; and determine whether or not to recognize the moving body as an execution subject of an operation appropriate to the event, on a basis of the information related to the moving body and information indicating the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromasa Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10261179
    Abstract: A radar system has different modes of operation. In one mode, the radar operates as a single-input, multiple output (SIMO) radar system utilizing one transmitted signal from one antenna at a time. Codes with known excellent autocorrelation properties are utilized in this mode. At each receiver the response after correlating with various possible transmitted signals is measured in order to estimate the interference that each transmitter will represent at each receiver. The estimated effect of the interference from one transmitter to a receiver that correlates with a different code is used to mitigate the interference. In another mode, the radar operates as a multi-input, multiple-output (MIMO) radar system utilizing all the antennas at a time. Interference cancellation of the nonideal cross-correlation sidelobes when transmitting in the MIMO mode are employed to remove ghost targets due to unwanted sidelobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Uhnder, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Davis, Monier Maher, Jean P. Bordes, Manju Hegde, Otto A. Schmid, Raghunath K. Rao, Marius Goldenberg, Aria Eshraghi, Vito Giannini, David S. Trager, Nikhilesh Bhagat, Srikanth Gollapudi, Sundar Govindarajan, Steve Borho, Jonathan Preussner, Paul W. Dent, Paul Bassett, Stephen W. Alland, Fred Harris, Wayne E. Stark, Murtaza Ali
  • Patent number: 10255528
    Abstract: A system for identifying an inappropriate driving behavior includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive a first sensor data from a first vehicle sensor and receive a second sensor data from a second vehicle sensor. The processor is configured to combine the first sensor data and the second sensor data to determine a combined sensor data set, determine a lane departure behavior based at least in part on the combined sensor data set using a model, and store a bad behavior indication in a database system in response to the lane departure behavior indicating a bad behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10210756
    Abstract: Examples are provided for locating an emergency vehicle relative to another vehicle. An example in-vehicle computing system of a first vehicle includes an alert output device, a sensor subsystem communicatively coupled to one or more of an audio sensor and an image sensor, a processor, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the processor to, responsive to detecting the audible or visual indicator of the emergency vehicle, estimate a location of the emergency vehicle based on one or more parameters of the audible or visual indicator, present an alert when the estimated location of the emergency vehicle is within an actionable region relative to the first vehicle, the alert including an indication of the estimated location of the emergency vehicle, and present no alert or a reduced alert when the estimated location of the emergency vehicle is not within the actionable region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Srinath Arunachalam
  • Patent number: 10186148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a roadside control apparatus 5 capable of wirelessly communicating with a mobile communication apparatus 42. This roadside control apparatus 5 includes: a receiving unit 51 configured to receive positional information of a mobile body (e.g., vehicle 43) equipped with the mobile communication apparatus 42, from the mobile body; a control unit 63 configured to analyze, on the basis of the received positional information, present states of at least one of signal control and road traffic at an intersection Jk, and generate output information based on a result of the analysis; and transmission units 51 to 53 configured to transmit the generated output information to external equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeki Umehara
  • Patent number: 10175340
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing an operational status of a vehicle that is coupled to a radar antenna array, accessing sensor data that includes a count of and a location of a plurality of objects within a vicinity of the vehicle, accessing signal strength data associated with one or more base station antennas located within the vicinity of the vehicle, and determining to switch at least some of a plurality of radar resources of the radar antenna array from an object detection mode to a data transfer mode. The determination is based on the operational status, the sensor data, or the signal strength data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Farzad Cyrus Foroughi Abari, Romain Clément, Helen Ruth Lurie
  • Patent number: 10161755
    Abstract: This invention relates to a navigation device (200) comprising a processor (210); and a store (230) containing map data, wherein the map data comprises a temporally-variable feature and the processor (210) is arranged, in a route planning process, to determine a status of the temporally-variable feature according to temporal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventor: Breght Boschker
  • Patent number: 10147318
    Abstract: A system for alerting drivers to the presence of oncoming emergency vehicles. According to an embodiment, the system includes: a first transceiver located in an emergency vehicle for transmitting GPS coordinates of the emergency vehicle, and second transceiver located in an automobile. The second transceiver is receives the transmitted information and determines a proximity of the emergency vehicle relative to the automobile. If the emergency vehicle is within a predetermined proximity of the automobile, the second transceiver causes selective attenuation of audio and video signals currently being output in order to raise driver awareness to audio/video alerts generated by the emergency vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott Gebers
  • Patent number: 10140998
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatuses that enable an apparatus to identify sounds from short samples of audio. The apparatus may capture an audio sample and create several audio signals of different lengths, each containing audio from the captured audio sample. The apparatus my process the several audio signals in an attempt to identify features of the audio signal that indicate an identification of the captured sound. Because shorter audio samples can be analyzed more quickly, the system may first process the shortest audio samples in order to quickly identify features of the audio signal. Because longer audio samples contain more information, the system may be able to more accurately identify features in the audio signal in longer audio samples. However, analyzing longer audio signals takes more buffered audio than identifying features in shorter signals. Therefore, the present system attempts to identify features in the shortest audio signals first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Dominik Roblek
  • Patent number: 10122790
    Abstract: Systems and methods for traffic management in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for utilizing vehicles, vehicle sensors, and/or vehicle-based networks of the Internet of moving things for traffic control optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre Cardote
  • Patent number: 10117053
    Abstract: A server includes: a receiver configured to receive information, from a first vehicle, indicating that a third vehicle is unable to communicate with the server; and a transmitter configured to transmit a message, to a second vehicle that is able to sense the third vehicle, indicating that it is unnecessary to transmit information about the third vehicle, in response to the receiver receiving the information indicating that the third vehicle is unable to communicate with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jongpil Park
  • Patent number: 10078963
    Abstract: An in-vehicle unit, which is used in each of host vehicles including a subject vehicle and nearby vehicles, includes an inter-vehicle communicator to perform inter-vehicle communication. The in-vehicle unit in the subject vehicle includes a criterion value setting section and a different-unit anomaly detection section. The criterion value setting section receives a different-unit installation state index via the inter-vehicle communicator and sets successively a criterion value of an installation state index from the received different-unit installation state index specified based on an output value from a sensor instrument that successively outputs an output value corresponding to an installation state of the in-vehicle unit on each nearby vehicle. The different-unit anomaly detection section detects an abnormal installation state of the in-vehicle unit on a target nearby vehicle by comparing the criterion value with the different-unit installation state index received from the target nearby vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seigou Kumabe
  • Patent number: 10050890
    Abstract: A method for managing computer communication between a plurality of electronic devices and a vehicle in a vehicle network includes establishing connections between each of the plurality of electronic devices and the vehicle, and communicating one or more data types that each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices is capable of transmitting to the vehicle via each of the connections between each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices and the vehicle. The method includes determining a current context of the vehicle based on information received from one or more vehicle systems, and assigning a priority to each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices based on the current context, the one or more data types of each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices, and a priority rules set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bonnie Chen
  • Patent number: 10025316
    Abstract: A safe-stop-zone identification system suitable for use on an automated-vehicle includes a digital-map, a transceiver, and a controller. The digital-map indicates a travel-path suitable for travel by a host-vehicle, wherein the digital-map also indicates a safe-stop-zone proximate to the travel-path. The transceiver is operable to broadcast information about the host-vehicle. The controller is in communication with the digital-map and the transceiver. The controller navigates the host-vehicle into the safe-stop-zone when an emergency-situation occurs, and then operates the transceiver to broadcast that the safe-stop-zone is occupied by the host-vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. Hilnbrand, Michael H. Laur, Divya Agarwal