Transmitter In One Vehicle Only Patents (Class 340/904)
  • Patent number: 11904852
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program capable of providing more useful information to a driver. [Solution] An information processing apparatus including: a prediction section configured to predict accident probability of a vehicle driven by a user; and an output control section configured to cause information to be output to the user, the information corresponding to a factor that increases the accident probability predicted by the prediction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Takamatsu, Kenta Kawamoto, Naoki Ide, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11898823
    Abstract: The invention herein disclosed is a non-lethal crowd-control system that uses ultrasonic sound waves to induce disarming sensations of tickling/tingling upon persons in a hostile/violent crowd who are located within a zone of desired crowd control. The sensations can cause persons to cease current behavior and attempt to eliminate the sensations. Moving backwards out of the areal zone of control will reduce or eliminate the sensations. As a result a control zone area is established without use of batons, sprays or rubber-bullet loaded weaponry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Adam Benjamin Tannenbaum
  • Patent number: 11891034
    Abstract: A collision avoidance apparatus includes a travelling state calculation section, a target detection section, a target state calculation section, a lateral moving object determination section, a collision determination section, and a collision avoidance control section. The collision avoidance control section calculates, based on (i) a passing-through period of the lateral moving object in which the lateral moving object passes through an own vehicle course that is a moving course of the own vehicle and (ii) a reaching time of the own vehicle that is a period remaining before the own vehicle reaching a lateral moving object course that is a moving course of the lateral moving object, an operation timing of the brakes for the lateral moving object passing through the own vehicle course before the own vehicle reaches the lateral moving object course, and operates the brakes at the calculated operation timing of the brakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Ito, Kei Kamiya, Takaharu Oguri, Takahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 11884518
    Abstract: A pipelayer machine includes a propulsion system, a ranging, and a controller in communication with the propulsion system and the ranging system. The controller is configured to receive a predetermined distance that the pipelayer machine is to maintain between the pipelayer machine and an adjacent pipelayer machine, determine, via the ranging system, a first distance between the pipelayer machine and the adjacent pipelayer machine, and determine that a difference between the first distance and the predetermined distance is outside of a predetermined tolerance range. The controller is further configured to modify a speed of the propulsion system based at least in part on determining that the difference is outside of the predetermined tolerance range, wherein modifying the speed of the propulsion system causes acceleration or deceleration of the pipelayer machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis John Caldwell, Aaron J. Gnagey
  • Patent number: 11872954
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for deactivating a motor vehicle, wherein the motor vehicle comprises a deactivation system having a plurality of bus subscribers each having a deactivation function, said method comprising: selecting, on the basis of a random number, a set of bus subscribers from a plurality of bus subscribers having the deactivation function in order to provide the deactivation of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Marc Neubauer
  • Patent number: 11867805
    Abstract: A 1D ultrasonic transducer unit for area monitoring, having a housing having a securing device for securing to a surface and having at least three discrete ultrasonic transducers designed to decouple sound waves with a consistent operating frequency between 20 kHz and 400 kHz in a gaseous medium, and a control unit designed to control each ultrasonic transducer individually, wherein two ultrasonic transducers, directly adjacent to one another, are spaced apart by a distance, the 1D ultrasonic transducer unit has a sound channel per ultrasonic transducer with an input opening, associated with exactly one respective ultrasonic transducer, and an output opening, the output openings are arranged along a straight line, a distance from the directly adjacent output opening corresponds at most to the full or half the wavelength in the gaseous medium and is smaller than the corresponding distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Pepperl + Fuchs SE
    Inventors: Regine Augenstein, Thomas Kaindl
  • Patent number: 11863688
    Abstract: Secure emergency vehicular communication is described herein. An example apparatus can include a processing resource, a memory having instructions executable by the processing resource, and an emergency communication component coupled to the processing resource. The emergency communication component can be configured to generate an emergency private key and an emergency public key in response to being within a particular proximity from a vehicular communication component associated with a vehicular entity and in response to receiving a vehicular public key from the vehicular communication component. The emergency communication component can be configured to provide the emergency public key, an emergency signature, and notification data to the vehicular communication component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonino Mondello, Alberto Troia
  • Patent number: 11850998
    Abstract: A vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror casing, a mirror reflective element and a ground illumination module having a freeform optic, a ground illumination light source, and first, second and third icon light sources. With the vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly mounted at the side of the vehicle and when the ground illumination light source is electrically powered to emit light, light emitted by the ground illumination light source that passes through the freeform optic illuminates the ground region adjacent to and along the side of the vehicle with a ground illumination intensity. When each individual icon light source is electrically powered to emit light, light emitted by the respective icon light source projects a respective projected image onto an icon region that is within the ground region. The respective projected images are individually projected to provide animated images projected onto the icon region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Magna Mirrors of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin E. Sobecki, Gregory A. Huizen
  • Patent number: 11854389
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for improving traffic safety and efficiency. The system includes various signal transmitters and receivers positioned throughout roadways, within automobiles, in smartphones, or supported by a cellular network backbone, for distributing traffic related information to users and traffic controller equipment. Embodiments of the present disclosure allow for vehicles and/or pedestrians to initiate a dual-transmission of cellular and RF signals for changing a traffic light state, where the first signal received at a traffic intersection controller unit is processed for changing the traffic light state (e.g., changing a light from red to green on-demand). Other embodiments of the present disclosure allow for users to receive visible and/or audible traffic related alerts on mobile devices, where the alerts are based on data shared between nearby drivers, pedestrians, and the traffic controlling equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Information, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Patrick Mulligan, Iain Jeffrey Mulligan
  • Patent number: 11836910
    Abstract: Techniques are described for performing estimations based on image analysis. In some implementations, one or more images may be received of at least portion(s) of a physical object, such as a vehicle. The image(s) may show damage that has occurred to the portion(s) of the physical object, such as damage caused by an accident. The image(s) may be transmitted to an estimation engine that performs pre-processing operation(s) on the image(s), such as operation(s) to excerpt one or more portion(s) of the image(s) for subsequent analysis. The image(s), and/or the pre-processed image(s), may be provided to an image analysis service, which may analyze the image(s) and return component state information that describes a state (e.g., damage extent) of the portion(s) of the physical object shown in the image(s). Based on the component state information, the estimation engine may determine a cost estimate to repair and/or replace damaged component(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Robert Kenneth Dohner, Kristina Tomasetti, John McChesney TenEyck, Jr., David Golia, Robert S. Welborn, III
  • Patent number: 11808850
    Abstract: A 1D ultrasonic transducer unit for detecting danger for a vehicle, comprising a housing mounted on the vehicle, which includes at least three discrete ultrasonic transducers, designed to decouple sound waves at a corresponding working frequency between 20 kHz and 400 kHz into a gaseous medium, and a control unit, designed to control each ultrasonic transducer individually, two ultrasonic transducers directly adjacent to each other in each case having a distance, the 1D ultrasonic transducer unit having one sound channel per ultrasonic transducer, each with one inlet opening assigned to exactly one ultrasonic transducer and one outlet opening (26), the outlet openings being arranged along a straight line, a distance from directly adjacent outlet openings corresponding to no more than the full or half wavelength in the gaseous medium and being shorter than the corresponding distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Pepperl + Fuchs SE
    Inventors: Regine Augenstein, Thomas Kaindl
  • Patent number: 11802949
    Abstract: An underwater information visualization device, which is installed on a moving body such as a ship traveling near a water surface and visualizes and displays information about fish in the water and the seabed using an ultrasonic wave, includes circuitry that generates a pseudo noise sequence signal and a modulation circuit that modulates a carrier signal to form a transmission signal, emits a transmission signal as an ultrasonic wave into the water, receives an echo of an ultrasonic wave, determines an echo corresponding to a transmission signal by subjecting the echo to correlation processing with a pseudo noise sequence signal, displays an output signal. The display simultaneously displays multiple reception signals on a screen, and a period of transmission signals is (2D/Vu) or less when an underwater sonic wave speed is Vu and a distance to the seabed is D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: AquaFusion, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyoki Sasakura, Ikuo Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11801857
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a control method for driver assistance. The method includes: receiving positioning information of a vehicle; obtaining information about a road structure ahead of the vehicle based on the positioning information; and determining, based on the information about the road structure, whether an alarm for a sharp bend is needed. The disclosure further relates to a control device for driver assistance, a computer storage medium, and a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: NIO TECHNOLOGY (ANHUI) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yaoyuan Dou, Panpan Chen
  • Patent number: 11798292
    Abstract: A driving assistant method applied to a first moving vehicle is provided. The method includes capturing an image of a license plate of a second moving vehicle when the first moving vehicle is moving, and identifying a first area of the license plate in the captured image. Basic information of the second moving vehicle are obtained according to a size of the first area. Once a safe distance is determined according to driving information of the first moving vehicle and the basic information of the second moving vehicle, a warning message is transmitted when the distance between the first moving vehicle and the second moving vehicle is less than the safe distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Pu Hsu, Jian-Cheng Lin, Pei-Lin Chen, Tsung-Chun Tseng, Chien-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 11790779
    Abstract: A three-dimensional information processing method includes: obtaining, via a communication channel, map data that includes first three-dimensional position information; generating second three-dimensional position information from information detected by a sensor; judging whether one of the first three-dimensional position information and the second three-dimensional position information is abnormal by performing, on one of the first three-dimensional position information and the second three-dimensional position information, a process of judging whether an abnormality is present; determining a coping operation to cope with the abnormality when one of the first three-dimensional position information and the second three-dimensional position information is judged to be abnormal; and executing a control that is required to perform the coping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tadamasa Toma, Takahiro Nishi, Toshiyasu Sugio, Toru Matsunobu, Satoshi Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Koyama
  • Patent number: 11774263
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards creation of shared overlay maps to support automated, real-time, cross-platform sharing of map information among groups of digital navigational map users, including but not limited to unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). A central map authority (or other collaborative/federated organizational entity) can receive map overlay information from a mobile subscriber device, such as a UGV. The central map authority can promulgate the map overlay information to a group of multiple mobile subscriber devices according to the techniques described herein. Individual mobile subscriber devices can use received map overlay information, along with their individual digital navigational maps (DNMs) and navigation systems, to plan their individual routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Deva-Datta Sharma, John Oetting
  • Patent number: 11776437
    Abstract: A system includes a master controller disposed on a transit vehicle, a peripheral device disposed on the transit vehicle, a first wireless subsystem communicably coupled to the master controller, and a second wireless subsystem communicably coupled to the peripheral device. The master controller is operable to send a signal to the peripheral device via the first wireless subsystem, the signal comprising a command related to operation of the peripheral device. The peripheral device is operable to receive the signal via the second wireless subsystem and execute the command. The system utilizes a wireless protocol that specifies a unique identification for the system. The master controller and the peripheral device are each configured via the wireless protocol. The configuration includes storage of the unique identification and operability to restrict wireless communication to wireless communication with other devices so configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: LUMINATOR HOLDING LP
    Inventor: Rick Swanson
  • Patent number: 11768283
    Abstract: A method of determining a distance between a vehicle and a sound source includes detecting, at a microphone of the vehicle, sounds from a sound source external to the vehicle. The sounds have a first frequency component at a first frequency and a second frequency component at a second frequency. The method also includes determining, at a processor of the vehicle, a classification of the sound source based on audio properties of the sounds. The method further includes determining a first energy level associated with the first frequency component and a second energy level associated with the second frequency component. The method also includes determining a ratio between the first energy level and the second energy level. The method further includes determining the distance between the vehicle and the sound source based on the ratio and the classification of the sound source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Michael Sleator
  • Patent number: 11767009
    Abstract: An electric power steering apparatus includes a processor configure to determine whether an assistance adjustment condition is satisfied on the basis of whether there is a possibility of a vehicle colliding with an object in front or to a side, determine a critical collision steering angle at which the vehicle collides with the object to the side when it is determined by the assistance adjustment condition determination unit that the assistance adjustment condition is satisfied, and adjust an assistance on the basis of the critical collision steering angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: HL Mando Corporation
    Inventor: EeiYun Kim
  • Patent number: 11770754
    Abstract: There is provided a network management apparatus comprising a processor. In a network constituted by a plurality of vehicles and a plurality of mobile terminals having wireless communication functions, a processor detects a vehicle and a mobile terminal which can be used as a next hop of a predetermined vehicle among the plurality of vehicles. The next hop is for predetermined communication originating from or relayed by the predetermined vehicle. When a vehicle which can be used as the next hop is detected, the processor preferentially selects the vehicle that has been detected as the next hop. When a vehicle which can be used as the next hop is not detected and a mobile terminal which can be used as the next hop is detected, the processor selects the mobile terminal that has been detected as the next hop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Otaka, Takahiro Iijima
  • Patent number: 11763678
    Abstract: Among other things, equipment is located at an intersection of a transportation network. The equipment includes an input to receive data from a sensor oriented to monitor ground transportation entities at or near the intersection. A wireless communication device sends to a device of one of the ground transportation entities, a warning about a dangerous situation at or near the intersection, there is a processor and a storage for instructions executable by the processor to perform actions including the following. A machine learning model is stored that can predict behavior of ground transportation entities at or near the intersection at a current time. The machine learning model is based on training data about previous motion and related behavior of ground transportation entities at or near the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Georges Aoude, Amer Abufadel, Karl Jeanbart, Rishabh Choudhary, Ankit Sharma
  • Patent number: 11754705
    Abstract: A vehicular radar sensing system includes a radar sensor disposed at the vehicle so as to have a field of sensing exterior of the vehicle. The radar sensor includes a plurality of transmitters that transmit radio signals and a plurality of receivers that receive radio signals. The received radio signals are transmitted radio signals that are reflected from from a radar reflective sign that is present along a road being traveled by the vehicle and in the field of sensing of the radar sensor. The radar reflective sign has radar reflective information. A control, via processing of outputs of the receivers by a processor, determines the radar reflective information. A display may display the determined radar reflective information for viewing by a driver of the vehicle. The control may control at least one guidance function of the vehicle responsive at least in part to the determined radar reflective information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Traian Miu
  • Patent number: 11741727
    Abstract: A driver monitoring system includes an image capturing device capturing a face of a driver of a vehicle to generate a facial image of the driver, and a processor configured to detect an angle of a facial orientation or a line of sight of the driver based on the facial image, and judge distracted driving by the driver based on the angle. The vehicle is provided with at least one indicator showing a presence of a surrounding vehicle in a rear lateral area of the vehicle. When the indicator is turned on, the processor is configured to ease a condition for judging distracted driving concerning a predetermined angular range when the driver looks at the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichiroh Hara
  • Patent number: 11724693
    Abstract: Example embodiments described in this disclosure are generally directed to systems and methods for preventing vehicular mishaps. In an example method, an object detector mounted on a building or a roadside fixture, detects an object in a detection coverage area of the object detector. The object is undetectable by a collision avoidance system of a vehicle. The object detector conveys information about the object to a supervisory computer. The information can include, for example, a location and/or a direction of travel of the object (if the object is moving). The supervisory computer evaluates the information and transmits an alert to the collision avoidance system of the vehicle, so as to prevent a collision between the vehicle and the object. In an example situation, where the object is a pedestrian, the supervisory computer may also transmit a warning alert to a personal communication device of the pedestrian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vidhya Iyer, Anuja Anil Shirsat, Shounak Athavale, Eric Wingfield
  • Patent number: 11716536
    Abstract: A device includes a focus detection unit configured to detect a defocus amount based on a focus detection signal output from an image capturing device, an object detection unit configured to detect a specific object based on image data output from the image capturing device, and a processing unit configured to perform first obstacle detection processing detecting an obstacle based on characteristics of the defocus amount on the specific object, and to perform second obstacle detection processing detecting an obstacle higher in spatial frequency than the specific object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Iwasaki, Yu Inagaki, Kuniaki Sugitani, Maiko Takao
  • Patent number: 11709256
    Abstract: Provided is a scooter radar detection system for a scooter, including: a control module for controlling operation of the scooter radar detection system; two detection radars flanking a license plate, facing the rear of the scooter, and being in signal connection with the control module; two flash alert units disposed at rear-view mirrors on two sides of the scooter, respectively, and being in signal connection with the control module; and a vibration alert module disposed below a seat and being in signal connection with the control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: CUB ELECPARTS INC.
    Inventors: San-Chuan Yu, Ya-Ling Chi, Dong-Shan Tsai, Te-Yu Lu, Chi-Yu Hung
  • Patent number: 11702096
    Abstract: A vehicle type database includes a plurality of vehicle type profiles. Each of the vehicle type profiles is associated with a vehicle type having a vehicle type specific aerodynamic profile and includes optimal following ranges associated with the vehicle type. Each of the optimal following distance ranges is based on the vehicle type specific aerodynamic profile of the vehicle type and a vehicle speed of the vehicle type wherein a trailing vehicle disposed in the optimal following range is configured to operate at an optimal fuel efficiency. A first optimal following distance range is identified based on a first vehicle type and a first vehicle speed using a first vehicle type profile associated with the first vehicle type. A command is issued to the AR vehicle HUD display system to display a graphical representation of the first optimal following distance to overlay an actual view of the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: James W. Wells, Thomas A. Seder, Kai-Han Chang, Bahram Khalighi
  • Patent number: 11654917
    Abstract: Determining yaw parameter(s) (e.g., at least one yaw rate) of an additional vehicle that is in addition to a vehicle being autonomously controlled, and adapting autonomous control of the vehicle based on the determined yaw parameter(s) of the additional vehicle. For example, autonomous steering, acceleration, and/or deceleration of the vehicle can be adapted based on a determined yaw rate of the additional vehicle. In many implementations, the yaw parameter(s) of the additional vehicle are determined based on data from a phase coherent Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) component of the vehicle, such as a phase coherent LIDAR monopulse component and/or a frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) LIDAR component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: AURORA OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Warren Smith, Ethan Eade, Sterling J. Anderson, James Andrew Bagnell, Bartholomeus C. Nabbe, Christopher Paul Urmson
  • Patent number: 11636759
    Abstract: A traffic recording assembly includes a plurality of recording units that is each positionable on an emergency vehicle. Each of the recording units can be directed toward oncoming traffic when the emergency vehicle is positioned on the side of a roadway to respond to an emergency. Each of the recording units has video recording capabilities to identify vehicles that are not following traffic laws as they pass the emergency vehicle. Additionally, each of the recording units emits electromagnetic energy to detect the speed of the oncoming traffic. A base unit is positioned within the emergency vehicle to store the video and to store the speed of the oncoming traffic for subsequent prosecution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventor: Bobby Stokeley
  • Patent number: 11630202
    Abstract: A sensing device detects an object in a blind spot in a surrounding environment of a mobile body. The sensing device includes a distance measurer, a detector, and a controller. The distance measurer acquires distance information indicating a distance from the mobile body to the surrounding environment. The detector detects the object in the blind spot. The controller controls operation of the detector. The controller detects the blind spot in the surrounding environment, based on the distance information acquired by the distance measurer. The controller controls precision at which the detector is caused to detect the object in the blind spot, according to a distance to the blind spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yoshitake, Keiki Matsuura, Yoshitaka Tsurukame
  • Patent number: 11625655
    Abstract: A computational instance may contain queues configured to hold work items. The work items may be representations of user submissions requesting actions from a plurality of agents. The computational instance may also contain computing devices configured to: (a) obtain a set of assignment rules that specify mappings between (i) respective selection criteria for the assignment rules, and (ii) one or more candidate agents from the plurality of agents that can be assigned to address the work items with content that match the respective selection criteria, (b) read, from the queues, a work item corresponding to a user submission, (c) iterate through the assignment rules according to an ordering until a particular assignment rule with associated selection criteria that matches content of the work item is found, and (d) assign the work item to a particular agent from the one or more candidate agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruoyu Wang, Scott Michael Rhodes, Tian Ye, Harish Kumar Balachandra Bellamane, Yong Liang, Prithvi Yoganand, Surabhi Seetharam
  • Patent number: 11619948
    Abstract: Disclosed are a control method of a mobile robot, a mobile robot, and a storage medium. The method includes: when distance information obtained by a laser radar has an effective distance change, predicting an inclination angle of a forward road section relative to a current road surface where the mobile robot is currently located; determining a slope of the forward road section based on the inclination angle and a pitch angle; controlling movement of the mobile robot based on the slope and a result of comparison between the slope and a slope threshold preset by the mobile robot; and marking the forward road section as a slope area on a slope map, where the slope map is used to control, based on the slope area when the mobile robot passes by the slope area, the mobile robot to send climbing warning information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Keenon Robotics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Denghui Lv, Chao Jin, Jingyang Tang
  • Patent number: 11613308
    Abstract: A vehicular lighting system includes a light projecting device disposed at each headlight of a vehicle. The light projecting device is part of the respective headlight. The light projecting device, when operated, projects an animated sequence of visual images or a sequence of visual light patterns on a wall in front of the vehicle. The projected animated sequence of visual images or projected sequence of visual light patterns is viewable at the wall by a driver of the vehicle. The light projecting device may include a matrix of light emitting diodes. The visual images or visual light pattern projected by the light projecting device, when operated, may change as distance between the vehicle and the wall decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Martin Solar
  • Patent number: 11614514
    Abstract: For example, an apparatus may include a radar, the radar may include a reconfigurable radio configured, based on a plurality of reconfigurable radio parameters, to transmit a plurality of Transmit (Tx) radar signals via a plurality of Tx antennas, to receive via a plurality of Receive (Rx) antennas a plurality of Rx radar signals based on the plurality of Tx radar signals, and to provide digital radar samples based on the Rx radar signals; a radar perception processor configured to generate radar perception data based on the digital radar samples, the radar perception data representing semantic information of an environment of the radar; and a feedback controller to configure the plurality of reconfigurable radio parameters based on the radar perception data, and to feedback the reconfigurable radio parameters to the reconfigurable radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chulong Chen, Pradyumna S. Singh, Saiveena Kesaraju, Shengbo Xu, Wenling Margaret Huang, Ophir Shabtay
  • Patent number: 11610489
    Abstract: Example embodiments described in this disclosure are generally directed to systems and methods for preventing vehicle mishaps. In an example method, a vehicle receives an alert signal from a personal transportation device. A driver of the vehicle may be made aware of the alert by a sound that is produced through a speaker system of the vehicle (for example, a ringing sound produced by a bicycle bell or a beep of a motorcycle horn). In some cases, an intensity and/or a directionality of the sound produced through the speaker system may provide location and/or distance information of the personal transportation device with respect to the vehicle. The vehicle may transmit an acknowledge signal to the personal transportation device. A rider of the personal transportation device may be informed of the acknowledgement via an audio announcement through a speaker mounted on the personal transportation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chad Esselink, Shabnam Hosseini, Wojciek Szumowski, Chiamin Lin, Eric Marsman, Peter Treman, Rhett Tracy Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11590973
    Abstract: A driver assistance system for motor vehicles, including a locating system for locating preceding vehicles and a longitudinal guidance module for controlling the longitudinal movement of the host vehicle as a function of location data of located objects. The longitudinal guidance module includes a driving path module, for defining a driving path ahead of the host vehicle, and an adaptive cruise control function, which adjusts a time gap between the host vehicle and a target object located within the driving path to a setpoint value. The longitudinal guidance module includes a dynamic function which, under certain conditions indicating that the target object will leave the driving path, modifies the longitudinal guidance function within the context of a more rapidly commencing acceleration in response to a command of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Lukas Kohler, Thorsten Schori
  • Patent number: 11577740
    Abstract: A system for preventing abnormal acceleration of a vehicle includes a device configured such that in a state in which the vehicle is stopped while the vehicle is turned on, the device is configured to determine whether abnormal acceleration prevention is necessary based on a final destination or a current position of the vehicle before the vehicle is turned off to thereby limit a vehicle speed. The system and a method for preventing abnormal operation of the vehicle can prevent a vehicle accident due to the abnormal acceleration caused by misoperation by a driver, such as misoperation of an accelerator pedal of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Oh-Eun Kwon, Sun-Young Park
  • Patent number: 11572079
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for controlling a velocity of an autonomous driving vehicle is provided. The method includes steps of: obtaining information of an environment surrounding the vehicle when an obstacle is detected to be on a planning path of the vehicle; obtaining an initial reference velocity profile of the vehicle; determining a safety factor based on the initial reference velocity profile, the information of the environment and information of the vehicle, wherein the safety factor at least comprises a safety distance between the vehicle and the obstacle for the vehicle to follow the obstacle; determining an optimized reference velocity profile based on the information of the environment, the information of the vehicle and the safety factor; and performing the step of determining the safety factor by using the optimized reference velocity profile as the initial reference velocity profile and the step of determining the optimized reference velocity iteratively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: WERIDE CORP.
    Inventors: Zhiyuan Zuo, Albert Wu, Qiu Jin, Tianming Lu, Zeyin Zhang, Xuanzhu Lin, Xiong Wu, Yiqing Yang, Hua Zhong
  • Patent number: 11567172
    Abstract: A method is described for the in particular optical capture of at least one object (18, 20) with at least one sensor apparatus (14) of a vehicle (10), a device (34) of a sensor apparatus (14), a sensor apparatus (14) and a driver assistance system (12) with at least one sensor apparatus (14). In the method, in particular optical transmitted signals (36) are transmitted into a monitoring region (16) with the at least one sensor apparatus (14) and transmitted signals (36) reflected from object points (40) of the at least one object (18, 20) are captured as received signals (38) with angular resolution with reference to a main monitoring direction (42) of the at least one sensor apparatus (14). A spatial distribution of the object points (40) of the at least one object (18, 20) relative to the at least one sensor apparatus (14) is determined from a relationship between the transmitted signals (36) and the received signals (38), and the at least one object (18, 20) is categorized as stationary or non-stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH
    Inventor: Philipp Blob
  • Patent number: 11568695
    Abstract: An information-based access control system for facilities. The control system includes a mobile app and securely connected central server, which is cloud-based. The app collects and transmits multiple biometric and other authentication factors and the facility enabling the server to verify identity and check to ensure the person is authorized to obtain access. If so, the server issues a limited duration approved biometric, which can be displayed to the facility guards, compared with a on-site image taken with a biometric sensor at the location, and used to control signal lights and electronic gates to obtain access quickly, conveniently, inexpensively, and securely. Also, a vehicle on the move can acquire access without having to slow down or stop if the biometric sensor can obtain an image inside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Robert William Kocher, Douglas Earl Dyer
  • Patent number: 11565701
    Abstract: A driving assist method minimizes an incidence of lane changing within a circulatory roadway. In this driving assist method, a recognition assessment processor assesses the travel of a host vehicle, calculates a travel route over which the host vehicle is to travel, and executes a driving assist control based on the travel route. The recognition assessment processor further assesses whether the host vehicle has arrived at a roundabout having a circulatory roadway to which three or more radial roadways are connected. When an assessment has been made that the host vehicle has arrived at the roundabout, a position of a host vehicle entrance and a position of a host vehicle exit are specified. Furthermore, an entrance position is set based on a positional relationship between the host vehicle entrance and the host vehicle exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Takamatsu, Susumu Fujita
  • Patent number: 11563919
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a forward viewing camera at a windshield of a vehicle and a plurality of color cameras, and includes a display device operable to display video images derived from image data captured by the color cameras. A processing unit includes a first processing chip that has an image processor for machine-vision processing of captured image data, and a second processing chip that receives vehicle data and receives image data captured by the color cameras. The first processing chip machine-vision processes image data captured by the cameras for object detection and classification of objects. The first processing chip controls operating parameters of the color cameras to enhance object detection based on machine-vision processing by the first processing chip of image data captured by the color cameras. The second processing chip controls operating parameters of the color cameras for display at the display device of video images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Krishna Koravadi
  • Patent number: 11553363
    Abstract: A computer system for evaluating the communication performance of an autonomous vehicle is provided. The vehicle may have a vehicle controller including at least one processor in communication with at least one memory device. The processor may be programmed to receive, from a standard data transmission location network device, an evaluation data packet. The processor may be programmed to decode the evaluation data packet and initiate a diagnostic test of the vehicle based upon the decoded evaluation data packet. The processor may also be programmed to record measurements of the vehicle during the diagnostic test, and transmit the measurements to the standard data transmission location network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth Jason Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11535257
    Abstract: A lane localization system and method that may include a first measurement distance sensor located on a right-hand side of a vehicle and a second measurement distance sensor located on a left-hand side of the vehicle. The system and method may also be operable to receive data from at least one of the first measurement distance sensor or the second measurement distance sensor. The system and method may further determine which lane along a road the vehicle is traveling within based on a comparison a frequency of one or more echoes indicative of one or more objects located on the right-hand side and the left-hand side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Carlos Cunha, Michael Ostertag
  • Patent number: 11511670
    Abstract: A BSM unit according to an embodiment is attached to a side surface facing the vehicle body of a visor of an outer mirror provided to a vehicle body of a vehicle. The BSM unit includes a light source; a housing configured to accommodate the light source; and a lens configured to be attached to the housing and emit light from the light source to the outside of the housing, in which at least a portion of the lens protrudes from the side surface of the visor in an out-of-plane direction of the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Iseki, Dinh Dong Van, Kosuke Muto
  • Patent number: 11493586
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a wireless communications interface configured to receive, from a remote device, a sequence of remote device proximity indicators. The sequence of remote device proximity indicators indicate positions of the remote device. A mobile proximity detector of the mobile electronic device is configured to monitor a current position and a current velocity of the mobile electronic device; determine, from the sequence of remote device proximity indicators, a current remote device position and current remote device velocity; and determine, using at least the current remote device position and velocity, and the current position and the current velocity of the mobile electronic device, a likelihood of close contact between a user of the mobile electronic device and the remote device. A notification manager of the mobile electronic device is configured to notify the user of the likelihood of close contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Pipher, Kenneth Magoye, Will Tucker
  • Patent number: 11492017
    Abstract: An information presentation device, mounted on a vehicle for which automatic evacuation control functions when it is difficult for a driver to continue driving the vehicle, and presenting information to an occupant of the vehicle except the driver by a display in a display area that is visually recognizable by the occupant, includes: an operation information acquisition unit that acquires operation information of the automatic evacuation control; and a display generation unit that generates an occupant notification display that is displayed in the display area to notify information relating to the automatic evacuation control when the automatic evacuation control is in operation. The occupant notification display includes: an explanatory image that shows an explanation of a process executed currently; and a progress image that indicates a degree of progress in the automatic evacuation control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuo Tamagaki, Ifushi Shimonomoto, Hiroaki Tanaka, Takuya Mori, Yuki Fujisawa, Akira Kamiya, Takuya Kume
  • Patent number: 11487010
    Abstract: A device for producing a triangular laser sheet. The device has an optical transmitter with a pair of plano-convex cylindrical lenses for circularizing infrared laser light and a plano-concave cylindrical lens for shaping the circularized light to produce a triangular laser sheet. A tilt sensor measures departure of the triangular laser sheet from a horizontal reference. The device projects a triangular sheet of infrared light that is useful for detecting over-height vehicles that are approaching a structure, such as a bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Abhishek Singhal, Anil K. Agrawal, Camille Kamga
  • Patent number: 11472430
    Abstract: A method for determining a wet road condition includes receiving a value of a received signal strength index of an RF signal received from a sensor associated with a wheel of a vehicle, comparing the value to a predetermined threshold value, and if the value is less than the predetermined threshold value, determining that a wet road condition is met and outputting a pre-aquaplaning warning signal. A system for determining a wet road condition and a non-transitory computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Kretschmann, Andrei-Stefan Cimponeriu
  • Patent number: 11474239
    Abstract: An ultrasonic wave sensor includes: a bezel configured by a tubular member having a hollow portion, and including a tubular portion and a flange, the flange having a larger radial dimension than the tubular portion, one surface of the flange on a side opposite to the tubular portion being a front surface, one surface of the flange on the tubular portion side being a back surface; a sensor body including an ultrasonic vibrator and integrated with the bezel while part of the sensor body is inserted into the hollow portion; and a vibration prevention member arranged on the back surface and configured by an elastic body to prevent vibration transmission. The vibration prevention member is an O-ring having an annular shape surrounding the bezel so as to surround a center axis of the bezel, and the back surface has a ring-shaped groove into which part of the O-ring is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Ueda, Takeo Tsuzuki