Traffic Control Indicator Patents (Class 340/907)
  • Patent number: 11176811
    Abstract: A system and a method for monitoring route devices in a transportation network includes one or more processors to receive sensed traffic control device information from first vehicle systems in a transportation network formed from interconnected routes. The sensed traffic control device information indicates states of traffic control devised at intersections between the routes in the transportation network. The one or more processors determine whether the sensed traffic control device information conflicts with stored traffic control device information stored in a database accessible by the one or more processors. The one or more processors send one or more bulletins to one or more second vehicle systems to change movement of the one or more second vehicle systems responsive to determining that the sensed traffic control device information conflicts with the stored traffic control device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jerrid D. Chapman, Francois P. Pretorius, Craig K. Green
  • Patent number: 11169518
    Abstract: Systems and methods for localizing and tracking mobile objects are provided. A method includes determining an initial location of a node in a multi-hop network based on multi-lateration from an unmanned aerial vehicle. The method also includes applying an adaptive aperture to address a non-uniform velocity of the node based on the turn and a velocity vector. A determination whether localization for the node can be implemented using first hop nodes in the multi-hop network is made. In response to a determination that localization cannot be implemented using the first hop nodes, inertial sensor measurements associated with the node are accessed and the inertial sensor measurements are integrated with the adaptive aperture to improve localization accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Ayon Chakraborty, Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Sampath Rangarajan, Ashutosh Dhekne
  • Patent number: 11170237
    Abstract: A method for determining a road construction site for a motor vehicle, with which a sensor system and a communications interface are associated, which includes: providing a first measurement signal of the sensor system, representing a sign of a first speed limit for the motor vehicle and determining a location-related actual speed identification according to the first measurement signal. The method also includes: providing mapped data including information relating to a location-related local speed limit and detecting a road construction site according to the actual speed identification and the mapped data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Schutzmeier, Andreas Winckler
  • Patent number: 11146650
    Abstract: A traffic information interaction system is provided. The system includes a plurality of lighting apparatuses and a first electronic device. Each of the lighting apparatuses emits light according to received power, so as to indicate whether a corresponding path is passable with the emitted light. In addition, each of the lighting apparatuses further pushes information. The first electronic device generates a request according to received information, and transmits the request to a target lighting apparatus of the lighting apparatuses. The target lighting apparatus adjusts target information pushed by the target lighting apparatus according to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Chang-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 11117513
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for vehicle interaction for an autonomous vehicle. The method may include: determining, in response to determining that a running route of the autonomous vehicle at a currently arriving intersection overlaps with a running route of an opposing vehicle at the currently arriving intersection, a party having a right of way at the currently arriving intersection from the autonomous vehicle and the opposing vehicle a based on the running route of the autonomous vehicle and the running route of the opposing vehicle; and generating and transmitting a prompt message based on a determining result of the right of way, the prompt message being used for prompting the party having the right of way to go first and a party having no right of way to give way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Baidu Netcom Science And Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ya Wang
  • Patent number: 11120686
    Abstract: A method for determining space allocation and signal timing of an isolated signalized intersection consists of at least one remote server and a processing module that is communicably coupled with the at least one remote server. A plurality of traffic-related data, wherein the plurality of traffic-related data reflects activity at the isolated signalized intersection, is received through the processing module. A space determination process is performed on the plurality of traffic-related data through the processing module. Next, a timing determination process is performed on the plurality of traffic-related data through the processing module in order to minimize the average intersection delay at the isolated signalized intersection. Based upon the results from the space determination process and the timing determination process a cycle length is determined for the isolated signalized intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Nedal Ratrout, Khaled Assi
  • Patent number: 11106969
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for identifying a driver of a vehicle. Measurement values representing the movement of a vehicle are received from one or more sensors measuring features relating to the movement of the vehicle. Instantaneous dimensions for measuring driver identification are defined. For each dimension statistical features within a given time frame are calculated and a feature map is built, including the time frame and the statistical features. A set of driving features is extracted from the feature map. The set of extracted driving features is compared with previously extracted sets of driving features to create a set of similarity metrics between two drivers. A classification model is trained based on the similarity metrics and is used with the similarity metrics to determine whether data pertaining to a new trip segment should be associated with a known or unknown driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Anderson, Peter J. Arterburn, Wei S. Dong, Chang S. Li, Philip L. Schwartz, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 11105477
    Abstract: A stage light free from damage of sunlight includes a light body and a control assembly, and a light avoiding system. When the light body is in a power-on state, the control assembly controls the light avoiding system not to work; and when the light body is in a power-off state, the control assembly controls the light avoiding system to implement a light avoiding action. According to the present invention, smart light avoiding according to a sunlight status can be achieved by means of a light avoiding system. The light avoiding system has advantages of a high automatic recognition level, a flexible access system, and being cost-effective and easy to implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 11100332
    Abstract: An investigation assist system includes a server communicably connected to a first camera, one or more second cameras and a third camera; and a client terminal communicably connected to the server. The first camera captures a wide range of an intersection, the one or more second cameras capture identification information of a license plate and a face of a person in a vehicle entering the intersection, and the third camera captures outdoors. The server acquires and performs video analysis on videos thereby holding a video analysis result. The client terminal receives input of notified information including a date and a location on and at which an incident has occurred, determines to start a first investigation process, or a second investigation process, and tracks a suspect with the first investigation process or an escaping vehicle with the second investigation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hasegawa, Ryutaro Sen, Keiichi Fujiwara, Kosuke Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 11100804
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus includes a trajectory information acquiring unit, an intersection registering unit, and a driving assistance unit. The intersection registering unit registers in a storage unit as a specific intersection, an intersection which a host vehicle passes through after another vehicle has passed through. The driving assistance unit makes a level of driving assistance performed in a predetermined area near the specific intersection higher than the level of driving assistance performed in the predetermined area near another intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Kurehashi
  • Patent number: 11092696
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a transceiver module and a processor. The transceiver may be configured to send/receive data messages to/from a plurality of vehicles. The processor may be configured to (i) determine a plurality of selected vehicles from the plurality of vehicles based on a selection criteria and (ii) calculate relative coordinates of the plurality of vehicles based on the data messages from the selected vehicles. The selection criteria may comprise determining (i) a target vehicle and (ii) at least two complementary vehicles. A predicted trajectory of the target vehicle may cross paths with a predicted trajectory of the apparatus. The complementary vehicles may be selected based on (i) an arrangement of the plurality of vehicles and (ii) speeds of the plurality of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: VEONEER US INC.
    Inventors: Olof Eriksson, Christian Svensson, Tobias Aderum, Zhu Meifang
  • Patent number: 11069236
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implementation of a Virtual Traffic Lights (VTL) application implemented as an app on a mobile computing device in which online mapping services provide information necessary to determine a lead vehicle among one or more vehicles approaching an intersection. The lead vehicle controls status of virtual traffic lights at the intersection. The information retrieved from in the online mapping service may be used to determine whether vehicles approaching intersection are moving closer or farther apart from each other, the direction of travel of the vehicles, the geographic location of the intersection, and the distance between each vehicle and the geographic location of the intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ozan K. Tonguz, Luca Kubin
  • Patent number: 11043123
    Abstract: A driving assistance device communicates with an information processing device for providing driving assistance. The driving assistance device includes: an electronic control unit configured to: acquire signal information from the information processing device, the signal information indicating a time at which a traffic light on a traveling route displays a stop indication, the traveling route being a route on which a vehicle is traveling; make a prediction whether the vehicle should stop at the traffic light, based on a traveling state of the vehicle and the signal information; and perform the driving assistance and control an operation of the vehicle around the traffic light based on the prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashige Hori, Makoto Akahane, Ken Ishikawa, Masatoshi Takahara
  • Patent number: 11021844
    Abstract: The safety tripod includes a tripod, a flight driving machine mounted on the tripod to enable the tripod to fly, a landing base for seating the tripod on the ground when the tripod lands, and a standing guide mounted on the tripod to enable the tripod to stand up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seon Yeob Kim, Sang Oh Han, Kyong Won Min, Sun Bin Yim
  • Patent number: 11011062
    Abstract: A target pedestrian who is present within a range of a predetermined distance from a roadway is detected. Whether or not the target pedestrian has gazed at a crossing destination and whether or not the target pedestrian has performed a safety confirmation regarding vehicles traveling on the roadway are determined based on a gaze direction of the target pedestrian. As a result, when the target pedestrian has performed one action of either of gazing at the crossing destination and the safety confirmation, and then performed the other action within a predetermined amount of time, the target pedestrian is detected as a pre-crossing pedestrian who has an intention to cross the roadway. Consequently, a pedestrian who is attempting to cross the roadway can be accurately detected at a stage before the pedestrian actually starts crossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Kitayama, Hirokazu Oyabu, Masaaki Hirose, Toshiyuki Kondo, Tadashi Kamada
  • Patent number: 11010624
    Abstract: The traffic signal recognition device includes a traffic signal recognition unit configured to perform processing for recognizing the traffic signal based on the result of imaging performed by a camera, an external situation recognition unit configured to recognize a size and position of a surrounding vehicle, and a occluded situation determination unit configured to determine whether or not the area in front of a host vehicle is in the traffic signal occluded situation, in which the line of sight from the camera to the traffic signal is blocked by the surrounding vehicle. The traffic signal recognition unit is configured not to perform the processing for recognizing the traffic signal within a difficulty zone and not to perform the processing for recognizing the traffic signal if it is determined that the area in front of the host vehicle is in the traffic signal occluded situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Hayashi, Nobuhide Kamata
  • Patent number: 10976174
    Abstract: An investigation assist device includes a processor and a storage that records information on a road map including a plurality of intersections and captured videos of a plurality of cameras in correlation with a capturing time, camera information, and intersection information. The processor retrieves at least one vehicle satisfying a retrieval condition and extracts a traveling direction of the vehicle when passing through each of the plurality of intersections based on the captured videos of the plurality of cameras in response to a designation of the retrieval condition including information on time when an incident occurs and feature information on a vehicle causing the incident. The processor superimposes a traveling route of the vehicle on the road map based on the traveling direction extracted for each of the intersections and outputs the traveling route to an output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic I-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuumi Miyake, Takahiro Yoshimura, Kazuya Ozawa, Takamitsu Arai, Takeshi Wakako
  • Patent number: 10957193
    Abstract: The reception unit receives the traffic light information at least a transition between first and second light colors of a traffic light at an intersection and turn-on times of the first and the second light colors, using a wireless signal received from a server via a transceiver. A position acquisition unit acquires a position of a vehicle. A passing speed range calculation unit calculates a speed range in which the vehicle is allowed to pass through the intersection in accordance with light colors of the traffic light, based on the traffic light information and on the position of the vehicle. The messaging unit outputs a message of driving assistance information including suggestions for deceleration or a passage possibility through the traffic intersection. A vehicle behavior storing unit stores content of the message and a behavior of the vehicle corresponding to the content of the message in a behavior memorizing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kurehashi, Yoshinori Kinoshita, Hiroki Nakajima, Masataka Izawa, Hiroshi Kamakura, Minoru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10957190
    Abstract: Various aspects are related to a traffic management system that may include: a token issuer associated with a first traffic-managing infrastructure, a token collector associated with a vehicle, and a token verifier associated with a second traffic-managing infrastructure, wherein the token issuer is configured to issue one or more tokens, wherein the token collector is configured to collect the one or more tokens when the vehicle is in a vicinity of the first traffic-managing infrastructure and send the one or more collected tokens to the token verifier when the vehicle is in a vicinity of the second traffic-managing infrastructure, wherein the token verifier is configured to trigger a control of the second traffic-managing infrastructure based on the one or more collected tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mateusz Bronk
  • Patent number: 10950122
    Abstract: A system is provided for distributed sensing and flashing of a beacon or sign for alerting vehicle drivers. A version is provided where a solar flasher having a wireless receiver is configured with multiple strategically located sensors to detect pedestrian and vehicle motion and wirelessly transmit detections to the beacon or sign. A method of locating and processing the sensors is provided to enable detection of various dangerous pedestrian and vehicle motion patterns to thereby alert on-coming drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Bo Ling
  • Patent number: 10942518
    Abstract: A parking assist system and method for aligning a capture resonator mounted on a vehicle with a source resonator, charging pad, disposed on a ground surface is disclosed. The parking assist system includes a vehicle GPS receiver, a vehicle external sensor, an ultra-wide band (UWB) sensor, a controller; and a display device. The controller is configured to process information collected from the vehicle GPS receiver, the vehicle external sensor, and the UWB sensor to determine the location of the source resonator and to calculate a path to park the vehicle such that the capture resonator is aligned with the source resonator. A rendering of a trajectory path is displayed on a display device. The calculated path may be communicated to an autonomous driving system to autonomously maneuvering the vehicle into a parking space such that the capture resonator is aligned with the source resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Mohannad Murad, Eugene F. Saltzberg, Michael J. Bliss, Apral S. Hara, Junhua Tang
  • Patent number: 10943479
    Abstract: A system and method of acquiring and maintaining location information associated with traffic apparatus deployed in connection with a traffic flow monitoring or regulation system are disclosed. In some implementations, an apparatus identifier may distinguish a particular traffic apparatus from others that are deployed in proximity, and a functional identifier may define a functionality of the particular traffic apparatus; positioning, orientation, and movement or acceleration data may also be provided for real-time or near real-time system applications. These apparatus data may be used to derive and to maintain a record of location data associated with each traffic apparatus deployed in a particular application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Serge Beaudry, Alexandre Langlois
  • Patent number: 10909842
    Abstract: An apparatus to generate a user-defined crosswalk comprises a processor to receive an input from a user to request a crosswalk across a roadway at a selected location and a memory coupled to the processor to store information regarding the crosswalk. The processor is to transmit the request to one or more vehicles using the roadway, and to receive a response indicating whether the crosswalk request is accepted such that the one or more vehicles are to stop to allow the user to cross the roadway using the crosswalk at the selected location in the event the crosswalk request is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: G. Nowel Anderson
  • Patent number: 10878346
    Abstract: The intelligent driving method applied to a vehicle includes a support vector machine providing step in which the support vector machine is provided. The support vector machine has been trained by a training process. In the training process, a training dataset is provided to the support vector machine. The training dataset is obtained after an original dataset processed by a dimensionality reducing module and a time scaling module. The intelligent driving method includes a dataset processing step in which p features from an environment sensing unit are processed by the dimensionality reducing module and the time scaling module, and the processed dataset will be provided to the support vector machine. The intelligent driving method further includes a deciding step for providing a driving decision for the vehicle according to a classed result of the support vector machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Automotive Research & Testing Center
    Inventors: Tsung-Ming Hsu, Cheng-Hsien Wang
  • Patent number: 10873287
    Abstract: A support system for a sign mountable on at least two spaced apart foundation members, the system comprising: i) a base, preferably a length adjustable base, having a first end and a second end; ii) a vertical sign support having a first end and a second end wherein the second end is connected to the base; iii) a first foundation member bracket for connection to a first foundation member, the first foundation member bracket proximate the first end of the base; and iv) a second foundation member bracket for connection to a second foundation member distant the first foundation member, the second foundation member bracket proximate the second end of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Stinson Equipment Limited
    Inventors: Ben Powell, James Delamere, John David Pierson, Mohammad Bagher Vakili
  • Patent number: 10872530
    Abstract: A Display device gives a visual warning to a car driver who is turning off a main road into a side road about a person who is approaching the side road parallel to the main road, the display device includes at least one sensor for sensing the person and at least one light which emits a visual warning signal when a person approaches, wherein the emission angle of the light which emits the visual warning signal is oriented so as to open into the intersection region between a first axis running transversely with respect to the course of the main road and a second axis running transversely with respect to the course of the side road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Budde
  • Patent number: 10867512
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for an Intelligent Road Infrastructure System (IRIS), which facilitates vehicle operations and control for connected automated vehicle highway (CAVH) systems. IRIS systems and methods provide vehicles with individually customized information and real-time control instructions for vehicle to fulfill the driving tasks such as car following, lane changing, and route guidance. IRIS systems and methods also manage transportation operations and management services for both freeways and urban arterials. In some embodiments, the IRIS comprises or consists of one of more of the following physical subsystems: (1) Roadside unit (RSU) network, (2) Traffic Control Unit (TCU) and Traffic Control Center (TCC) network, (3) vehicle onboard unit (OBU), (4) traffic operations centers (TOCs), and (5) cloud information and computing services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CAVH LLC
    Inventors: Bin Ran, Yang Cheng, Shen Li, Zhen Zhang, Fan Ding, Huachun Tan, Yuankai Wu, Shuoxuan Dong, Linhui Ye, Xiaotian Li, Tianyi Chen, Kunsong Shi
  • Patent number: 10860029
    Abstract: A method for controlling an autonomous mobile robot for carrying out a task in a local region of an area of application of the robot. According to one embodiment, the method comprises the following steps: positioning the robot in starting position within the area of application of the robot; detecting information relating to the surroundings of the robot by means of at least one sensor; selecting a region with a determined geometric basic shape; and automatically determining, based on the detected information relating to the surroundings, at least one of the two following parameters: size and position (also including the orientation/alignment) of the selected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Robart GmbH
    Inventors: Harold Artes, Erwin Mascher, Reinhard Vogel
  • Patent number: 10861330
    Abstract: A method for obtaining signal light duration data is provided. The method includes obtaining, from running track data of plural positioning terminals, an intersection phase and a set of track sequences that correspond to the intersection phase. A state alternation sequence is obtained from the set of track sequences for the intersection phase. A signal light duration sample value of the intersection phase is obtained from the state alternation sequence, and signal light duration data is generated according to the signal light duration sample value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Li Guang Sun
  • Patent number: 10861339
    Abstract: A vehicle detection system includes a server connected to be able to communicate with a camera installed at an intersection and a client terminal connected to be able to communicate with the server. The client terminal sends, in response to input of information including date and time and a location at which an incident occurred and a feature of a vehicle which caused the incident, an information acquisition request relating to a vehicle which passes through the intersection at the location at the date and time to the server. The server extracts vehicle information and a passing direction of the vehicle passing through the intersection at the location in association with each other based on a captured image of the camera of the camera installed at the intersection at the location at the date and time in response to a reception of the information acquisition request and sends an extraction result to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic I-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rie Sakito, Takahiro Yoshimura, Takeshi Wakako
  • Patent number: 10861340
    Abstract: A vehicle detection system includes a server connected to be able to communicate with a camera installed at an intersection and a client terminal connected to be able to communicate with the server. The client terminal sends, in response to input of information including date and time and a location at which an incident occurred and a feature of a vehicle which caused the incident, an information acquisition request relating to a vehicle which passes through the intersection at the location at the date and time to the server. The server extracts vehicle information and a passing direction of the vehicle passing through the intersection at the location in association with each other based on a captured image of the camera of the camera installed at the intersection at the location at the date and time in response to a reception of the information acquisition request and sends an extraction result to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic I-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rie Sakito, Takahiro Yoshimura, Takeshi Wakako
  • Patent number: 10832572
    Abstract: A system for controlling a vehicle actuated signal includes: a vehicle terminal that transmits actuated signal light information and estimated arrival time information when an actuated signal lane on a travel route is reserved to be used; a telematics server that requests a signal change reservation based on the actuated signal light information and the estimated arrival time information; and a traffic light control server that sets the signal change reservation in response to a request of the telematics server and controls a signal of the actuated signal light based on set reservation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yeon Joo Cha, In Ho Yoon, Su Jin Kwon
  • Patent number: 10775010
    Abstract: An emergency lighting device includes a housing containing a high voltage connection. A light emitter is connected to the housing. A compartment in the housing having an opening is separated from the high voltage connection. A battery is positioned in the compartment and accessible through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Anthony Louis Brunelli, Robert Richard Papstein
  • Patent number: 10733881
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are provided for detecting vehicle queue events and managing traffic flow. A computing system recognizes whether a queue event occurred for each vehicle located in an area of interest based on collected vehicle data. The area of interest includes an intersection, and the vehicle data for the each vehicle includes location information and speed information. The location information further includes a distance to an intersection. The computing system identifies differences in queue length among queues in the area of interest based on the vehicle data and determines queue indicators for each of the queues in the area of interest. Based on queue indicators for each of the queues in in the area of interest generated over multiple sampling periods, traffic signal lights at the intersection in the area of interest are managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Xu, Yang Zhang, Jun Wang, Ji Hui Yang, Wen Pei Yu
  • Patent number: 10718638
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting alignment anomaly. A sensor enclosure can be translated along a fixture to a final alignment location on the fixture. A signal transmitted by a signal transmitter can be received by a signal receiver. The signal transmitter can be integrated into the sensor enclosure. The signal receiver can determine a signal intensity based on the received signal. The signal intensity can be determined based in part on the final alignment location of the sensor enclosure on the fixture. An enclosure alignment anomaly can be identified based on the signal intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Diehl, Cheng Jin
  • Patent number: 10692368
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product are provided for detecting vehicle queue events and managing traffic flow. A computing system recognizes whether a queue event occurred for each vehicle located in an area of interest based on collected vehicle data. The area of interest includes an intersection, and the vehicle data for the each vehicle includes location information and speed information. The location information further includes a distance to an intersection. The computing system identifies differences in queue length among queues in the area of interest based on the vehicle data and determines queue indicators for each of the queues in the area of interest. Based on queue indicators for each of the queues in in the area of interest generated over multiple sampling periods, traffic signal lights at the intersection in the area of interest are managed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Xu, Yang Zhang, Jun Wang, Ji Hui Yang, Wen Pei Yu
  • Patent number: 10692367
    Abstract: A system for adaptively controlling traffic control devices having a traffic signal system, a computing network, a communication system, and a mobile device. The traffic signal system is configured to be in communication with the computing network through the communication system. The mobile device is also configured to be in communication with the computing network through the communication system. Then the computing network adaptively controls the traffic signal system using a location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: David Hong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10679508
    Abstract: A vehicle detection system includes a server connected to be able to communicate with a camera installed at an intersection and a client terminal connected to be able to communicate with the server. The client terminal sends, in response to input of information including date and time and a location at which an incident occurred and a feature of a vehicle which caused the incident, an information acquisition request relating to a vehicle which passes through the intersection at the location at the date and time to the server. The server extracts vehicle information and a passing direction of the vehicle passing through the intersection at the location in association with each other based on a captured image of the camera of the camera installed at the intersection at the location at the date and time in response to a reception of the information acquisition request and sends an extraction result to the client terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSIG SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rie Sakito, Takahiro Yoshimura, Takeshi Wakako
  • Patent number: 10679495
    Abstract: A system and method that enables individual travelers, including pedestrians or individuals on smaller conveyances, to communicate their location and direction of travel to signal light controllers at an intersection, enables traffic networks to receive this communication and output the detected data to the corresponding intersection traffic-signal controller to allow for individuals not in standard motor vehicles to be detected by traffic detection systems and to allow for priority of traveler flow either independent of vehicle use, or based on specifics of the vehicle used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: STC, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Cross, Terry Fryar, Nicholas Freed
  • Patent number: 10681528
    Abstract: A method for device-to-device direct communication in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention is performed by a first terminal, and the method comprises the steps of: setting, as a transmission gap period, a candidate time period in which a first message including location information of a second terminal will be periodically received from the second terminal; and periodically receiving the first message from the second terminal within the transmission gap period. A message is not transmitted from the first terminal through a candidate carrier on which the first message is to be received within the transmission gap period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10660183
    Abstract: Position indicating devices, systems and methods useable for signaling the positions of pedestrians or vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: James R Selevan, Adam Jordan Selevan, Daniel Joseph Selevan
  • Patent number: 10650671
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer readable program product are disclosed for traffic intersection distance signaling. In an embodiment, the method comprises determining a distance between a first vehicle and a traffic intersection, said first vehicle being on a first side of the intersection; using this determined distance to determine if a pre-defined distance is available between the first vehicle and the intersection; and when this pre-defined distance is available between the first vehicle and the intersection, signaling to a second vehicle, on a second side of the intersection, that space is available for the second vehicle on the first side of the intersection. In embodiments of the invention, the method further comprises measuring a specified length of the second vehicle, and the pre-defined distance is based on this measured specified length. In an embodiment, the predefined distance is equal to or greater than this measured specified length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Marshall Barker
  • Patent number: 10645156
    Abstract: A method and system for distributed spatial control of a formation of vehicles includes receiving at a first formation vehicle via a peer-to-peer communication interface, direction of travel and formation density information that indicate a course of travel for the first vehicle while travelling as a member of the formation of vehicles. The peer-to-peer formation density information indicates a distance to maintain from other neighboring formation vehicles. A formation vehicle self-navigation command is generated for navigating the first vehicle when travelling in one dimensional, two dimensional, or three dimensional space as a member of the formation of vehicles. The self-navigation command is based on the peer-to-peer direction of travel and formation density information. The direction of travel information is based on locally determined spatial relationships of a portion of the formation of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Tansel Yucelen, Dzung Minh Duc Tran
  • Patent number: 10643463
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for determining a road work area characteristic set comprising at least one characteristic associated with a road work area. The method comprises: determining a starting position of the road work area, receiving actual vehicle status information from each vehicle in a vehicle set, wherein each vehicle in the vehicle set has passed or is determined to pass the starting position of the road work area, the actual vehicle status information being generated by an individual generation component associated with the vehicle, the actual vehicle status information comprising vehicle position data for the vehicle, determining an actual vehicle status information set from the actual vehicle status information of each vehicle in the vehicle set, and determining the road work area characteristic set using the actual vehicle status information set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sebastian Thelen, Erik Israelsson
  • Patent number: 10636299
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods and computer-readable mediums for controlling traffic using traffic rules generated based on types of vehicles and associated traffic flow rates. In one aspect, a device includes memory having computer-readable instructions stored therein and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to receive video data of traffic flowing through an intersection; based on the video data, determine if a rate of flow of the traffic is greater than a predetermined threshold; determine a correlation between the rate of flow and one of a plurality of object types if the rate of flow is not greater than the predetermined threshold; determine a rule for controlling the traffic flow through the intersection based on the correlation; and cause adjustments to traffic control settings of a traffic light at the intersection based on the rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Malkes, William S. Overstreet, Jeffery R. Price, Michael J. Tourville
  • Patent number: 10629069
    Abstract: An approach is provided for a localized link-centric metric for directional traffic propagation. The approach, for instance, involves designating a base link of the road network. The approach also involves determining a plurality of vehicle trajectories that pass through the base link. The plurality of vehicle trajectories is based on probe data collected from one or more sensors of a plurality of vehicles travelling in the road network. The approach further involves determining a frequency at which the plurality of vehicle trajectories passes through the base link to each of one or more other links in the plurality of vehicle trajectories within a proximity threshold. The approach further involves computing a link-centric metric for said each of the one or more other links relative to the base link based on the determined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Evan Smothers, Antonio Haro, Andrew Lewis, Davide Pietrobon
  • Patent number: 10611304
    Abstract: A monitoring system for a vehicle can use one or more sensors to monitor a condition external to a vehicle while a driver is operating the vehicle and the vehicle is temporarily stopped. The system can detect a change in the condition external to the vehicle and transmit a signal wirelessly to a computing device of the driver, which can cause the computing device to output an alert indicating the change in the condition external to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brennan T. Lopez-Hinojosa, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10607514
    Abstract: A Traffic Handheld Control Warning Sign including a first and second display sign which are fastened together and have the capability to display different traffic control warnings and commands simultaneously. The invention is battery powered and can be controlled by a separate or built in remote control. The invention can be hand held or can be used hands free by placing it in a tripod or pole and operating it with a remote control from a distance of up to 40 meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Victor White
  • Patent number: 10593200
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating a traffic hindrance risk, having a traffic hindrance information generating server that generates traffic hindrance information for links that define a driving route, and a weather information generating server that generates weather information from weather data distributed by a meteorological agency with respect to an area including the driving route. In the apparatus, a tabular data is generated together with congestion degree information by sorting foul weather information into a plurality of level categories in accordance with a degree of traffic hindrance when the weather information includes at least one item of foul weather information, and a traffic hindrance occurrence risk predictive value meaning possibility of traffic hindrance occurrence with respect to the driving route for a predetermined future period is calculated to be viewed by an operator of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., JAPAN WEATHER ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Takuro Masuda, Kazuhiro Tanji, Shigeyuki Nomura
  • Patent number: 10559198
    Abstract: Systems and methods for triggering changes to traffic signals based on the number and/or types of vehicles occupying a detection zone are disclosed. One aspect of the present disclosure includes a device with memory having computer-readable instructions stored therein and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to receive identification of zones and corresponding traffic light rules for a traffic intersection; and for each identified zone, detect a number of objects in the zone; based at least in part on the number of objects detected in the zone, determine if a corresponding condition is met; and upon determining that the corresponding condition is met for the zone, send a corresponding output signal to a traffic signal controller to change a traffic signal for the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Price, Timothy F. Gee