Vehicle Detectors Patents (Class 340/933)
  • Patent number: 11355016
    Abstract: A computer system receives a request to locate a vehicle within a facility. The computer system parses the request to identify one or more characteristics of the vehicle. The computer system identifies a sensor corresponding to the vehicle based on the one or more characteristics of the vehicle. The computer system identifies a most recent location of the vehicle based on the last registered position of the vehicle within the facility. The computer system transmits a signal to a parking spot sensor at the most recent location of the vehicle in the facility. The computer system receives the unique identification. The computer system determines that the unique identification of the vehicle sensor co-located with the parking spot sensor matches the sensor of the requested vehicle. The computer system reports to the user a current location of the vehicle within the facility based on a location of the parking spot sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Price, Geoffrey Dagley, Jason Richard Hoover, Stephen Michael Wylie, Qiaochu Tang
  • Patent number: 11310549
    Abstract: A system for telematics integration includes a video system configured to receive an event email notification from a telematics system. The telematics system was provided an email address for the event email notification. The video system is further configured to scrape the event email notification for event information and to determine whether event information satisfies criteria to generate trigger criteria for an event of interest. Then video system is further configured to, in the event that the event information satisfies the criteria to generate the trigger criteria, retrieve associated video from a video repository of the video system based at least in part on the trigger criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventor: Rael Morris
  • Patent number: 11302178
    Abstract: A movable body monitoring apparatus is configured to receive movement data related to movements of a movable body. The apparatus includes an acquiring unit, a memory, a detector, and a non-support managing unit. The acquiring unit acquires movement data on a non-support movable body from a support movable body. The memory stores and records the acquired movement data. The detector detects passing of a movable body from the host vehicle. The non-support managing unit manages the movement data on the non-support movable body recorded in the memory. When it is determined that the non-support movable body the movement data on which has been recorded in the memory has passed by based on detection data by the detection of the detector, the non-support managing unit invalidates or deletes the movement data on the non-support movable body from the memory on a movable-body by movable-body basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Ikeda, Haruyo Miyakawa, Hyoungwook Choi
  • Patent number: 11282381
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and method for traffic speed enforcement based on license plate detection is provided. The electronic apparatus controls an image-capture device on a first vehicle to capture a sequence of images of a second vehicle and detects a license plate of the second vehicle in the captured sequence of images. The electronic apparatus extracts a set of license plate images from a set of images in the sequence of images and determines a first change in a size of a first license plate image with respect to that of a second license plate image. The electronic apparatus further determines a speed of the first vehicle and a traffic speed violation by the second vehicle based on the determined first change and the determined speed of the first vehicle. The electronic apparatus further controls a media device to output a notification indicative of the determined traffic speed violation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nishimura, Nikolaos Georgis, James Kuch
  • Patent number: 11282300
    Abstract: A toll collection system includes: a roadside antenna operable to carry out wireless communications with an onboard unit mounted on a vehicle; a wireless communication control device operable to carry out communication processing with the onboard unit; a toll collection processing unit operable to acquire, from the wireless communication control device, a result of the communication processing, and to carry out toll collection processing for the onboard unit based on the result of the communication processing; a vehicle detector operable to detect a vehicle entering a communication range of the roadside antenna; a soundness determination unit operable to determine, based on a detection result of the vehicles by the vehicle detector and a result of the toll collection processing carried out by the toll collection processing unit, whether an abnormality has occurred in at least any one of the roadside antenna, the wireless communication control device, and the toll collection processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Kenta Nakao, Hiroyuki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11262761
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a virtual line setter configured to set virtual lines in front of a gate on the basis of the position of the gate, and a gate passing controller configured to perform vehicle control when a vehicle passes through the gate on the basis of the virtual lines set by the virtual line setter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daichi Kato, Kazuyuki Takahashi, Akihiko Otsu, Akira Mizutani, Atsushi Ishioka
  • Patent number: 11265701
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and computer programs for a first transportation vehicle and a second transportation vehicle. The method for the first transportation vehicle includes generating an environmental perception message based on a perception model of an environment of the first transportation vehicle, wherein the perception model includes detected objects; transmitting the environmental perception message to one or more transportation vehicles located in a vicinity of the first transportation vehicle; determining one or more second transportation vehicles among the detected objects; and transmitting one or more wireless messages to the one or more second transportation vehicles. The one or more second transportation vehicles are addressed as destination of the one or more wireless messages by referencing one or more objects of the detected objects corresponding to the one or more second transportation vehicles within the environmental perception message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Ahmad El Assaad
  • Patent number: 11248920
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for objectively assessing the driving performance of rideshare drivers and/or vehicles. The techniques include collecting data from various sources to aggregate trip data for several drivers and passengers over several ridesharing trips. This data may include telematics data collected from several passengers and/or drivers during each of their respective ridesharing trips, which indicates various aspects associated with operation of the vehicle. Each driver may then be correlated to his own set of trip data, such that a driving assessment may be made for each individual driver. When a new user subsequently requests a ride via a ridesharing provider, this driver assessment may be made available to the user, thereby providing the user with an objective assessment of the driver prior to the start of the scheduled ride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BLUEOWL, LLC
    Inventor: Kaming Li
  • Patent number: 11241006
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a device which is able to detect and deter wildlife. The present solution provides for a modular system which can have various modules received in a module housing and those modules can be replaced without the need for the device to be serviced by the manufacturer or a certified repair technician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Bird Control Group BV
    Inventors: Steinar Henkes, Pim Tammes, Bob van Haren, Kris Mooi, Anirudh Bisht, Tim Sprang, Robin Blok, Haiyan Che, Tomaz Rems
  • Patent number: 11182983
    Abstract: Provided is a same vehicle detection device, including: a first license plate information acquisition unit configured to store, in a first recording unit, first license plate information acquired from an onboard unit installed in a vehicle; a second license plate information acquisition unit configured to store, in a second recording unit, second license plate information of the vehicle read in, based on an image captured by shooting a predetermined region including the license plate of the vehicle; and a same vehicle determination unit configured to determine whether the first license plate information stored in the first recording device relates to the same vehicle as the second license plate information stored in the second recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Higuchi, Kazuyoshi Kitajima, Keiji Terasaka
  • Patent number: 11163977
    Abstract: A capturing camera has a lens block that includes a lens for focusing light from a subject including a face of a person riding in a vehicle and a license plate of the vehicle, an image sensor that performs a capturing process based on the light from the subject focused by the lens, and a processor that generates a face image of the person riding in the vehicle and a license plate image of the vehicle, corresponding to a same vehicle, based on a captured image of the subject generated by the capturing process. The processor has the image sensor perform the capturing process using a plurality of capturing conditions at a time of capturing based on the light from the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Yamada, Yuki Yoshikuni, Toshimasa Funaki, Osamu Nakashima, Masahiro Yamashita, Satoshi Kiyomatsu, Jyouji Wada
  • Patent number: 11165994
    Abstract: A method of displaying surveillance video streams is provided that includes receiving surveillance video streams generated by a plurality of video cameras, and displaying a selected subset of the surveillance video streams in a summary view on at least one display device, wherein, for each surveillance video stream in the summary view, only a relevant portion of each frame in the surveillance video stream is displayed, and wherein a relevant portion is a subset of a frame for at least some of the surveillance video streams in the summary view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Goksel Dedeoglu, Darnell Janssen Moore
  • Patent number: 11164415
    Abstract: A system for interdicting access to a secured venue by automatically detecting the presence of weapons or other threats on attendees as they enter the site is provided. Cameras or other detectors, coupled with machine learning techniques identify from video streams or other sensor signals whether attendees openly or covertly have weapons or other threats on or near their person. In addition, wellness checks such as temperature measurements are performed. The system may also incorporate an automatic ticket scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: IDENT LLC
    Inventors: Albert Edward Reynolds, III, Timothy Allen Cook, Mark Andrew Cordano
  • Patent number: 11147035
    Abstract: Methods, computer programs, and apparatuses for a command center and a transportation vehicle, a transportation vehicle and command center. The method for a command center to teleoperate a transportation vehicle includes receiving input data from the transportation vehicle, estimating a current uplink delay based on the input data from the transportation vehicle, determining an estimated downlink and uplink delay based on the input data and the estimated current uplink delay, and determining control information for the transportation vehicle which at least partly compensates the estimated downlink and uplink delay. The method also includes transmitting information related to the control information to the transportation vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Andreas Pfadler, Guillaume Jornod
  • Patent number: 11138878
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining, by a system comprising a processor, a driver profile according to a driver identity for a driver of a vehicle, selecting a driver-specific enforcement scenario for the vehicle according to the driver profile and traffic enforcement information that is associated with a vehicle location, and presenting an in-vehicle alert to convey the driver-specific enforcement scenario to the driver. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James G. Beattie, Jr., Jesse Chan
  • Patent number: 11117529
    Abstract: A capturing camera has a lens block that includes a lens for focusing light from a vehicle as a subject, an image sensor that captures an image based on light from the vehicle focused by the lens, a filter unit that rotatably supports a polarization filter which limits the light from the vehicle received by the image sensor, a sensor that detects a daytime mode or a night mode, a processor that disposes the polarization filter on a front side of the image sensor in the daytime mode, and disposes a band pass filter on the front side of the image sensor in the night mode, and an illuminator that irradiates the subject with IR light in the night mode. The filter unit switchably supports the polarization filter and the band pass filter that transmits the IR light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma Kobayashi, Tetsuo Tanaka, Toshiaki Ito, Shinichi Murakami, Michinori Kishimoto, Hiroshi Mitani, Jyouji Wada
  • Patent number: 11120527
    Abstract: In a vehicular camera, an image generation unit generates at least one image of a directional view from a vehicle, and an object recognition unit recognizes a target object in the at least one image. A region identification unit identifies, in the at least one image, a specific region in the target object recognized by the object recognition unit. A vehicle control unit performs a vehicle control task based on the recognized target object. A mosaic unit identifies a specific region in the at least one image corresponding to the specific region in the at least one image, and performs a mosaic task to thereby blur a mosaic region in the second image. The mosaic region includes at least the specific region in the at least one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Kimura, Toshikazu Murao, Yuzuru Koshisaka, Tetsuya Kimata
  • Patent number: 11109018
    Abstract: A method of correcting misalignment of a vehicular camera includes disposing a camera at a vehicle at a vehicle assembly plant and calibrating the camera at the vehicle while the vehicle is at the vehicle assembly plant. Frames of image data are captured with the camera as the vehicle is driven along an arbitrary path along a road, and the captured frames of image data are processed by a processor. As the vehicle is driven along the arbitrary path, at least one feature present in the frames of captured image data is determined and tracked to determine misalignment of the camera. The determined camera misalignment is corrected (i) without use of a target in the field of view of the camera and (ii) without processing of frames of image data captured by the camera that are representative of a target in the field of view of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Galina Okouneva
  • Patent number: 11091105
    Abstract: A vehicle vision system for a vehicle includes an image sensor having a field of view and capturing image data of a scene exterior of the vehicle. A monitor monitors electrical power consumption of the vehicle. At least one lighting system draws electrical power from the vehicle when operated. An image processor processes image data captured by the image sensor. The electrical power drawn by the at least one lighting system is varied at least in part responsive to processing of captured image data by the image processor in order to adjust fuel consumption by the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Higgins-Luthman, Yuesheng Lu
  • Patent number: 11087138
    Abstract: Implementations of the present specification disclose a vehicle damage assessment method, apparatus, and device. The method includes: collecting a first video image including an identification of a target vehicle under damage assessment; in response to that the first video image meets the determined requirement for capturing an identification, collecting a second video image including a damage to the target vehicle; and assessing the damage to the target vehicle based on the first video image and the second video image in response to that the second video image meets the determined requirement for capturing a vehicle damage feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhiyou Guo
  • Patent number: 11055987
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide indications that incoming traffic is present. A display deployed at an intersection is visible to traffic coming from one direction. The display is activated when a sensor senses traffic coming from another direction. The activated display provides a moving or animated display that shows the direction that traffic is coming from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Norio Takemura
  • Patent number: 11046237
    Abstract: A method is provided for calculating illumination setting values for light sources of a headlamp from a light distribution that is to be set. First, the light distribution that is to be set is read in. Then, the illuminance target values for pixels of an illumination area are calculated from the light distribution that is to be set, which are to be achieved by setting the light sources of the headlamp in order to set the read-in light distribution. Finally, the illuminance setting values for the light sources are calculated from the target values. Further, at least one illuminance setting value to which this light source is set is calculated iteratively for each light source of the headlamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Boris Kubitza, Martin Plümpe, Carsten Wilks
  • Patent number: 11043119
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging system capable of acquiring images that favorably show the situation in a mobile object seen through a window regardless of the height of a passing mobile object. The imaging device 3 images a mobile object. The first lighting device 1 irradiates the mobile object with light. The second lighting device 2 is installed at a position higher than the first lighting device 1 and irradiates the mobile object with light. The control unit 4 causes the first lighting device 1 and the second lighting device 2 to emit light in respective patterns while the imaging device 3 is imaging a mobile object over a plurality of frames. The selector 5 selects images acquired by imaging a mobile object irradiated with light in a preset manner depending on the height of the mobile object from among images for a plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haruyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11029340
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a detection apparatus including: a resonant circuit provided with a Q-factor measurement coil and one or more capacitors to serve as a circuit for receiving pulses; a response-waveform detecting section configured to detect the waveform of a response output by the resonant circuit in response to the pulses; and a Q-factor measuring section configured to measure a Q factor of the resonant circuit from the response waveform detected by the response-waveform detecting section. It is possible to increase the precision of detection of a metallic foreign substance existing between a power transmitting side and a power receiving side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Komiyama
  • Patent number: 11010922
    Abstract: A data acquisition system of a vehicle includes an image capture device, a communication interface, and a controller communicatively coupled to the image capture device and communicatively coupled to the communication interface. Processors of the controller are configured to calibrate an image-distance relationship value of an identified component of a first image captured by the image capture device corresponding to a known feature based on established metrics of the known feature. The processors are also configured to provide control of the vehicle or activation of an alert system of the vehicle via the communication interface based on the image-distance relationship value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Jess W. Gingrich
  • Patent number: 10994651
    Abstract: A system that includes a notification light configured to be coupled with a first vehicle and to emit light to notify an approaching, second vehicle of the location of the first vehicle. A controller is provided that includes one or more processors configured to determine one or more of a direction of movement of the first vehicle, a speed of the movement of the first vehicle, or a distance between the first vehicle and the approaching, second vehicle. The controller is configured to notify the approaching, second vehicle of the one or more of the direction of the movement of the first vehicle, the speed of the movement of the first vehicle, or the distance between the first vehicle and the second vehicle by directing the notification light to change a characteristic of the light emitted by the notification light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: WESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Oswald, Igor Abrosimov, Brian Kurz
  • Patent number: 10982951
    Abstract: An axle-load measuring apparatus measures an axle load of a vehicle by using a captured image where a road and the vehicle on the road are imaged, and the axle-load measuring apparatus includes a displacement calculator, a correction information obtaining unit, and an axle-load calculator. The displacement calculator detects a displacement of the road by using the captured image. The displacement is caused by receiving the axle load. The correction information obtaining unit obtains correction information. An axle-load calculator calculates the axle load by using the displacement and the correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Noda, Hiroya Kusaka, Taro Imagawa
  • Patent number: 10974735
    Abstract: Parking a vehicle at a location where parking is possible even when an obstacle is falsely detected. In a parking assistance device 1, an external environment recognition unit 11 recognizes road surface environment around an own vehicle on the basis of information detected by an external environment sensor 4 installed in the own vehicle. The display control unit 17 performs screen display using the HMI device 2 to present, to an occupant of the own vehicle, road surface information indicating the presence of an obstacle on the road surface around the own vehicle on the basis of the road surface environment recognized by the external environment recognition unit 11. The road surface information correction unit 16 corrects the road surface information and invalidates the obstacle. The parking route calculation unit 14 calculates a parking route for parking the own vehicle on the basis of the road surface information corrected by the road surface information correction unit 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10942291
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a covert mobile inspection vehicle with a backscatter X-ray scanning system that has an X-ray source and detectors for obtaining a radiographic image of an object outside the vehicle. The systems preferably include at least one sensor for determining a distance from at least one of the detectors to points on the surface of the object being scanned, a processor for processing the obtained radiographic image by using the determined distance of the object to obtain an atomic number of each material contained in the object, and one or more sensors to obtain surveillance data from a predefined area surrounding the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward James Morton
  • Patent number: 10922963
    Abstract: A vehicle information processing apparatus detects the relative positions multiple vehicles that travel on a road having multiple lanes in the same direction. The apparatus includes a vehicle travel information acquisition unit configured to acquire at least one of position information and speed information measured for a first vehicle, and at least one of position information and speed information measured for a second vehicle included in the multiple vehicles, and a vehicle travel information processing unit configured to successively compare acquire first vehicle travel information with second vehicle travel information acquired, and determine that reciprocity which is attribute information indicating a state in which the first vehicle and the second vehicle travel in different lanes is established between the first vehicle and the second vehicle if it is determined that an event that cannot occur when the first vehicle and the second vehicle travel in the same lane occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Horita, Tsuneo Sobue, Makoto Kudo
  • Patent number: 10902486
    Abstract: A method for managing payment vehicle data based on location information is provided. The method includes receiving at least one payment vehicle attribute of at least one payment vehicle, receiving location information specifying a geographical location for use of the at least one payment vehicle, retrieving payment vehicle data from one or more databases based on the at least one payment vehicle attribute, filtering the payment vehicle data using the location information, to exclude data that is not applicable to the geographical location, and displaying the filtered payment vehicle data to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jaipal Singh Kumawat, Hemant Arora, Gurpreet Atwal
  • Patent number: 10885369
    Abstract: Identifying a vehicle in a toll system includes accessing image data for a first vehicle and obtaining license plate data from the accessed image data for the first vehicle. A set of records is accessed. Each record includes license plate data for a vehicle. The license plate data for the first vehicle is compared with the license plate data for vehicles in the set of records. Based on the results of the comparison of the license plate data, a set of vehicles is identified from the vehicles having records in the set of records. Vehicle fingerprint data is accessed for the first vehicle. The vehicle fingerprint data for the first vehicle is based on the image data for the first vehicle. Vehicle fingerprint data for a vehicle in the set of vehicles is accessed. Using a processing device, the vehicle fingerprint data for the first vehicle is compared with the vehicle fingerprint data for the vehicle in the set of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Jay E. Hedley, Neal Patrick Thornburg
  • Patent number: 10878695
    Abstract: A system for traffic forecasting which calculates a traffic accident incidence within a specific distance from road surface information sensed through a sensor, weather information and traffic information, thereby informing a driver of traffic accident incidence according to the speed and providing the driver with an image corresponding thereto are described. The system includes a sensor part for sensing at least one of a predetermined first information, a communication part for receiving a second information from at least one of weather related organizations and road traffic related organizations, a memory part for saving a plurality of images which are connected with the traffic accident incidence, and a control part for calculating a traffic accident incidence within a specific distance from the system for traffic forecasting using the first and second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTUMGATE INC.
    Inventor: Ju-yong Back
  • Patent number: 10867193
    Abstract: A system includes a camera defining an optical axis and a field of view defined about the optical axis. An illuminator is mounted offset from the optical axis and directed to illuminate at least a portion of the field of view, wherein the illuminator is operatively connected to the camera to provide illumination during an image capturing exposure of the camera. An image processer is operatively connected to the camera and includes machine readable instructions configured to receive image data representative of an image captured with the camera, perform facial detection to detect at least one face in the image, perform license plate detection to detect at least one license plate in the image, and to provide a vehicle overview image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Gatekeeper Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Hansen, Jonathan Nazemi, Robert Rozploch
  • Patent number: 10859714
    Abstract: A method of determining geographic positions of a head of train (HOT) unit and an end of train (EOT) unit of a train includes receiving, by the HOT, first satellite radio position data and position correction data; determining, by the HOT, a first geographic location of the HOT based on the first satellite radio position data and the position correction data received by the HOT; receiving, by the EOT, second satellite radio position data; receiving, by the EOT from the HOT via a communication link, a copy of the position correction data received by the HOT; determining, by the EOT, a second geographic location of the EOT based on the second satellite radio position data and the position correction data received by the EOT; and receiving, by the HOT from the EOT, a copy of second geographic location of the EOT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Craven, Jeffrey D. Kernwein
  • Patent number: 10850634
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for an external vehicle charging system. The external vehicle charging system includes a first set of inductive coils. The first set of inductive coils include a first inductive coil and a second inductive coil and are configured to provide an alternating magnetic field to one or more inductive loops of a vehicle. The external vehicle charging system includes a sensor configured to detect a position of the one or more inductive loops and a processor. The processor is configured to determine a first threshold distance between the first inductive coil and the second inductive coil to reduce or eliminate interference. The processor is configured to activate the first inductive coil and the second inductive coil so that the first inductive coil and the second inductive coil align with the one or more inductive loops based on the detected position and the first threshold distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Wang, Ercan M. Dede
  • Patent number: 10816346
    Abstract: An online system builds a high definition (HD) map for a geographical region based on sensor data captured by a plurality of autonomous vehicles driving through a geographical region. The autonomous vehicles detect map discrepancies based on differences in the surroundings observed using sensor data compared to the high definition map and send messages describing these map discrepancies to the online system. The online system updates existing occupancy maps to improve the accuracy of the occupancy maps (OMaps), and to thereby improve passenger and pedestrian safety. While vehicles are in motion, they can continuously collect data about their surroundings. When new data is available from the various vehicles within a fleet, this can be updated in a local representation of the occupancy map and can be passed to the online HD map system (e.g., in the cloud) for updating the master occupancy map shared by all of the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DEEPMAP INC.
    Inventors: Mark Damon Wheeler, Xiaqing Wu
  • Patent number: 10793150
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling a vehicle based on neighboring vehicles is disclosed. The method includes identifying a fiduciary object associated with each of at least one neighboring vehicle based on at least one image captured for the at least one neighboring vehicle. The method further includes tracking a position of the fiduciary object associated with each of the at least one neighboring vehicle based on a bounding box surrounding the fiduciary object. The method includes determining a direction-speed vector for the vehicle and determining trajectory data associated with each of the one or more neighboring vehicles. The method further includes correlating the position of the fiduciary object and the trajectory data associated with each of the at least one neighboring vehicle. The method includes re-computing the direction-speed vector of the vehicle based on a result of correlating and controlling the vehicle thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Chaitanya Rajendra Zanpure, Shivam Mishra
  • Patent number: 10755423
    Abstract: A method for estimating a moving speed of a vehicle includes: sequentially capturing, by an image capturing unit, a first driving vehicle image and a second driving vehicle image having a time difference; performing image analysis on the first driving vehicle image to obtain a first pixel area and a first inclination of a first license plate image; performing image analysis on the second driving vehicle image to obtain a second pixel area and a second inclination of a second license plate image; and estimating the moving speed according to the first pixel area, the first inclination, the second pixel area, the second inclination and the time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kun-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 10742351
    Abstract: A communication control device is provided with: an erroneous communication prevention antenna capable of receiving electromagnetic waves transmitted from an electromagnetic wave leakage monitoring region, which is defined in a region different from a dedicated short-range communication region where valid communication with a dedicated short-range communication antenna is carried out; a signal alteration unit which is provided on a communication interconnection between the dedicated short-range communication antenna and an antenna controller, and which alters a signal received from the dedicated short-range communication antenna; and a signal alteration unit control unit which, when the erroneous communication prevention antenna has received electromagnetic waves, causes the signal transmitted from the dedicated short-range communication antenna to the antenna controller to be altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Maeda, Satoshi Nozaki
  • Patent number: 10733402
    Abstract: The sensors on a vehicle can have difficulties identifying surrounding objects in the environment. Markers with predetermined properties that match with reading capabilities of the on-vehicle sensors would provide information about the surrounding environment. In particular, adjacent vehicles may have markers with predetermined properties that match with reading capabilities of the vehicle sensors. The sensors would obtain information about the surrounding vehicles on the road, which could be used to provide context for decision making of the advanced driver assistance system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: John L. Riccardi, Andrew D. Dubner
  • Patent number: 10713490
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring vehicle traffic and collecting data indicative of pedestrian right of way violations by vehicles is provided. The system comprises memory and logic for monitoring traffic intersections and recording evidence indicating that vehicles have violated pedestrian right of way. Two sensor modalities collecting video data and radar data of the intersection under observation are employed in one embodiment of the system. The violation evidence can be accessed remotely by a traffic official for issuing of traffic citations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Edmondson, Jonathan B. Hanks
  • Patent number: 10699561
    Abstract: Systems and method are disclosed for adaptive and/or autonomous traffic control. In one illustrative implementation, there is provided a method for processing traffic information. Moreover, the method may include receiving data regarding travel of vehicles associated with an intersection, using neural network technology to recognize types and/or states of traffic, and using the neural network technology to process/determine/memorize optimal traffic flow decisions as a function of experience information. Exemplary implementations may also include using the neural network technology to achieve efficient traffic flow via recognition of the optimal traffic flow decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FASTec International, LLC
    Inventor: Kurt B. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10688920
    Abstract: A system is provided that allows a driver to customize one or more vehicle components such as lights. The system may allow the user to specify how each light behaves in response to certain conditions or triggers. The customizations may include displaying predetermined or customized shapes and colors, and may include customizing the timing and brightness of the lights. To ensure that the customizations comply with one or more laws, the system may determine the current location of the vehicle. The system may use the location of the vehicle to determine what rules, regulations, and laws apply to the vehicle. The system may then determine if the customizations comply with the determined rules, regulations, and laws. If the customizations comply, the system may allow the vehicle component to operate according to the customizations. If the customizations do not comply, the driver may be alerted and/or the customizations may be adjusted to comply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Thomas Neubauer
  • Patent number: 10690761
    Abstract: Radio frequency device, system comprising radio frequency device, and corresponding methods. Radio Frequency devices are provided where a radio frequency circuit may be selectively coupled to a radar circuit or a communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Grigory Itkin
  • Patent number: 10687031
    Abstract: A computer implemented information processing method includes acquiring a first photographed image that represents an inside portion of a vehicle, identifying a driver who drives the vehicle from the first photographed image, acquiring driver information that indicates at least one of an attribute of the identified driver and a driving history of the identified driver. Then the method determines whether or not the identified driver satisfies a condition of experienced driver using the driver information. Finally the method decides a threshold value that is used for detection of occurrence of an event to be a trigger of photographing or recording of a second photographed image which represents an outside portion of the vehicle based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Seiya Imomoto, Shunsuke Kuhara
  • Patent number: 10677894
    Abstract: A sensing system for a vehicle includes at least one radar sensor disposed at the vehicle and having a field of sensing exterior of the vehicle. The at least one radar sensor includes an antenna array having multiple transmitting antennas and multiple receiving antennas. Sensed radar data provides a data set of radar reflection responses for an object in the field of sensing of the at least one radar sensor, and the data set of radar reflection responses is compared to stored data sets representative of particular vehicle types. Responsive to the data set of radar reflection responses being determined to correspond to a stored data set, the sensing system classifies the detected object as that particular vehicle type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Helmut A. Wodrich, Walter G. Woodington
  • Patent number: 10663303
    Abstract: A system and method for updating map data for updating map data for an autonomous vehicle (AV) is provided. The method includes collecting, using one or a plurality of AV sensors of a first AV, sensor data, and comparing the sensor data collected against map data for determining a presence of potential changed data. The method further includes generating a proof of work (PoW) block including the potential changed data, and collecting, using one or a plurality of AV sensors of a second AV, first verification sensor data. The potential changed data is then compared with the first verification sensor data for generating a first verified map block based on the first verification sensor data, and adding the first verified map block to a first verified map blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew John Lawrenson, Julian Charles Nolan, Norihiko Kobayashi, Nobuhiro Fukuda, Makoto Hinata, Takanao Yano
  • Patent number: 10657738
    Abstract: A method for identifying a trajectory for each vehicle involved in an accident. The method begins by plotting on a Cartesian Coordinate Plane GNSS locations corresponding to a vehicle involved in the accident. Next, the method identifies GNSS locations on the Cartesian Coordinate Plane where the vehicle was speeding. Next, the method marks those GNSS locations on the Cartesian Coordinate Plane where the vehicle involved in the accident was skidding. The process of plotting and identifying speeding as well as skidding is repeated for all vehicles involved in the accident. The Cartesian Coordinate plane then having all vehicle trajectories residing therein is sent to an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederíc Bauchot, Jean-Yves Clement, Gerard Marmigère, Carole Truntschka
  • Patent number: RE48288
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method for correcting position information of a surrounding vehicle, which provide accurate position information of a surrounding vehicle by correcting the position information of the surrounding vehicle received through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, and identifies a license-plate number of a front vehicle through a sensor mounted in a vehicle, calculates a position of the front vehicle, and compare position information, which is included in information including the identified number of the front vehicle in information received from the surrounding vehicle, with the calculated position of the front vehicle to correct the position information of the surrounding vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bon Wook Koo