Vehicular Patents (Class 348/148)
  • Patent number: 12036990
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a camera viewing exterior of the vehicle and capturing image data, and an electronic control unit (ECU) having an image processor for processing captured image data to detect presence of objects in the view of the camera. The ECU, responsive to processing of captured image data, determines presence of an intersection controlled by at least one stop indicator, with one stop indicator designated for the lane along which the vehicle is traveling. The ECU determines a right-of-way order of other vehicles at the intersection relative to the equipped vehicle and determines when the equipped vehicle has the right-of-way based on the determined right-of-way order. The ECU provides an indication to the driver of the equipped vehicle when the equipped vehicle has the right-of-way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Harold E. Joseph, Muhammad Mohteshim Khan, Alexander Velichko
  • Patent number: 12036955
    Abstract: Provided is a heater control device including a camera sensor configured to capture an image of an outside of a vehicle through an image capturing transparent region of a window glass, a camera heater configured to heat the image capturing transparent region, and a glass heater configured to heat a specific region being a stop position region of a wiper blade. The heater control device executes heating control of energizing the glass heater to heat the specific region during a period from an operation start time of an operation switch to an operation end time of the operation switch at the earliest. The heater control device executes deicing control of energizing the camera heater in order to deice the image capturing transparent region when a deicing execution condition, which is satisfied during a period from the operation start time to the operation end time at the earliest, is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Adachi, Tatsuyoshi Nakajima, Takahiro Miyadoh
  • Patent number: 12036924
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an autonomous emergency braking system and a method. More specifically, the autonomous emergency braking system according to the present disclosure includes: a sensor that includes a gravity sensor detecting a force of gravity applied to a host vehicle and a vehicle-speed sensor detecting a vehicle speed of the host vehicle; an inclination determiner that determines an inclination of a road surface on which the host vehicle is traveling based on the vehicle speed of the host vehicle and the force of gravity; and a controller that adjusts an AEB warning time based on the determined inclination of the road surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: HL Klemove Corp.
    Inventor: Seunghun Cheon
  • Patent number: 12036985
    Abstract: A method for compensating a road line includes deriving a length of a left road line and a length of a right road line, recognized by a sensor, and determining a left road line level and a right road line level based on the length of the left road line and the length of the right road line; correcting the left road line level and the right road line level based on a change in the lengths of the left road line and the right road line or a change in curvatures of the left road line and the right road line; calculating a correction coefficient based on the corrected left road line level and the corrected right road line level; and correcting, by the correction coefficient, information about a road line with a lower level of the corrected left road line level and the corrected right road line level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Il Choi
  • Patent number: 12036984
    Abstract: A vehicle travel control apparatus configured to control a traveling operation of a vehicle including an actuator for traveling, including a first sensor mounted on the vehicle to capture an image of a division line in a traveling direction of the vehicle or measure the division line, a second sensor mounted on the vehicle to detect a movement of a preceding vehicle, and an electronic control unit including a microprocessor and a memory connected to the microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to perform controlling the actuator based on a position information of the division line obtained by the first sensor and a reliability with respect to the position information of the division line obtained by the first sensor, and the controlling including decreasing the reliability when a predetermined movement of the preceding vehicle to intersect the division line is detected by the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sho Tamura
  • Patent number: 12036977
    Abstract: A system for determining a distance between a camera and a hitch ball of a vehicle. The system includes a camera configured to be mounted on a vehicle and an electronic processor connected to the camera. The electronic processor is configured to determine a first position and a second position associated with a point on a trailer, determine an angle of rotation between the first position and the second position, and using the first position, the second position, and the angle of rotation, determine a null space of a matrix. In one example, the matrix is A = [ 1 0 0 - cu xo cl x 0 1 0 - cu y ? 0 cl y 0 0 0 cu z ? 0 - cl z 0 0 1 - cu z ? 0 cu z ? 1 ? cu x ? 1 cl x - cos ? ? sin ? ? 1 0 0 ] and the null space of the matrix includes a value of a distance (dl) between the camera and the hitch ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Srivathsan Sridharan Iyengar
  • Patent number: 12039009
    Abstract: A computing device, method and computer program product are provided to generate synthetic images of abnormalities on the surface of an object, such as a vehicle. The synthetic images of abnormalities on the surface of an object may be utilized for training a machine learning algorithm to detect and/or classify abnormalities. In the context of a method, a respective abnormality is parametrically modeled by selecting one or more control points that satisfy parameters associated with the respective abnormality and generating a surface representative of the respective abnormality based on the one or more control points. The method also renders a synthetic image of at least a portion of the surface of the object having the respective abnormality as defined by the parametric modeling thereof. The rendering of the synthetic image includes rendering the synthetic image in accordance with a predefined lighting condition and from a predefined viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Zoe A. Klesmith, Alexander S. Burch
  • Patent number: 12039787
    Abstract: The present invention provides a recognition device that is mounted on a moving object and recognizes a lighting situation of a traffic signal, the recognition device comprising: an imaging unit that periodically images an external environment of the moving object; at least one processor with a memory comprising instructions cause the at least one processor to at least: sequentially detect, for each image periodically obtained by the imaging unit, a lighting mode of the traffic signal included in the image; and determine, in a case where a same lighting mode of the traffic signal is continuously detected for a predetermined time, the lighting mode as a lighting situation of the traffic signal, wherein the predetermined time is twice or more as long as an imaging cycle of the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryoji Wakayama
  • Patent number: 12033388
    Abstract: This application provides a positioning method performed at a computer device. The method includes: obtaining an image photographed by an image capturing apparatus disposed at a roadside and a photographing orientation of the image; determining pixel coordinates in the image for a target object in the image; determining a relationship between the pixel coordinates corresponding to the photographing orientation and location coordinates in a physical world; and determining location coordinates of the target object in the physical world according to the relationship and the pixel coordinates. According to this application, location information of an object can be accurately determined according to a correspondence between pixel coordinates in an image and location coordinates in a physical world, and a transform relationship between pixel coordinates in different photographing orientations, and avoiding the problem that the target object cannot be positioned due to a blind area in a view field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tao Wang, Yifan Yu, Yunfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 12030551
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a camera configured to be mounted on a vehicle to capture an image around the vehicle, a marker detector to carry out an edge detection process on the image to detect corner markers on one end of a parking frame, a provisional parking frame setting part to set a provisional parking frame based on the detected corner markers on the one end, and a parking frame identifying part to identify the parking frame. The marker detector is configured to detect corner markers on another end of the parking frame in directions along sidelines of the provisional parking frame, and the parking frame identifying part is configured to identify the parking frame based on the corner markers on the one end and the corner markers on the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Kaneko, Mamoru Kubota, Shunsuke Kondo
  • Patent number: 12033510
    Abstract: A division line recognition apparatus including a detection part configured to detect an external situation around a subject vehicle, and an electronic control unit including a microprocessor and a memory connected to the microprocessor. The microprocessor is configured to perform generating a map including a division line information on a division line on a road based on the external situation detected by the detection part, setting an area of an external space detectable by the detection part, determining whether an end of the division line on the map is located at a boundary of the area of the external space, and adding a boundary information to the division line information when it is determined that the end of the division line is located at the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuichi Konishi
  • Patent number: 12035048
    Abstract: Disclosed is a front image generation device for heavy equipment, which generates a composite front image by using two or more cameras. The front image generation device includes: an upper camera disposed on a wheel loader and configured to generate a first front image; a lower camera disposed on the wheel loader and configured to generate a second front image; an image processor configured to generate a composite front image by compositing the first front image and the second front image; and a display configured to display the composite front image generated by the image processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: WISE AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jaehong Park, Jungpyo Lee
  • Patent number: 12030463
    Abstract: A sensor assembly includes a sensor including a sensor lens, the sensor lens defining an axis; a housing panel including an aperture centered on the axis, the sensor lens being recessed from the aperture along the axis; and an air nozzle positioned between the aperture and the sensor lens along the axis and oriented to blow horizontally across the sensor lens. The aperture and the sensor lens define a gap positioned on an opposite lateral side of the sensor lens from the air nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robertson, Jr., Rashaun Phinisee, Venkatesh Krishnan, Anthony Michael Regalbuto, Kunal Chaudhari
  • Patent number: 12032096
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an optical sensing system, a method for adjusting a receiving aperture in the optical sensing system, and an adjustable iris in the optical sensing system. The exemplary optical sensing system includes a transmitter configured to emit light beams to an environment. The optical sensing system further includes a receiver configured to receive the light beams returning from the environment. The receiver includes an adjustable iris including a plurality of rotary blades each driven by a MEMS actuator. The plurality of rotary blades collectively form an adjustable receiving aperture for the returned light beams to pass through. The plurality of rotary blades are configured to rotate in order to vary the adjustable receiving aperture during operation of the optical sensing system. The optical sensing system also includes a detector configured to detect the light beams that pass through the adjustable iris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING VOYAGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youmin Wang, Yue Lu
  • Patent number: 12028621
    Abstract: A vision system for a motor vehicle includes an optical image capture device configured to capture images of objects in its field of vision. A lighting device includes a plurality of lighting elements forming a lighting matrix configured to illuminate the field of vision of the optical device. A control device associated with the optical device and the lighting device is configured to determine the nature of each image of an object captured by the optical device. The control device is configured to locate the object, select the lighting elements of the lighting matrix capable of illuminating the object relative to the location of the object, and individually control at least one lighting characteristic of each selected lighting element so as to be able to determine the nature of the image of the object captured by the optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies AG
    Inventors: Cyril Roumier, Guillaume Tournabien
  • Patent number: 12026958
    Abstract: A vehicle display system according to an example embodiment of the present disclosure includes a camera configured to record images of an area outside a vehicle; a display configured to display a video feed of the recorded images to an occupant of the vehicle (e.g., on a display disposed within a vehicle cabin of the vehicle); and a processor operatively connected to the camera and display. The processor is configured to detect one or more objects in the recorded images; receive a selection of a particular one of the one or more objects from a vehicle occupant; and adjust the video feed based on the selection to keep the particular one of the one or more objects in a field of view of the video feed as the object moves relative to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Stoneridge, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Corrodi, Troy Otis Cooprider
  • Patent number: 12025692
    Abstract: A sensing device includes a fixed member, a rotation member disposed at both ends of the fixed member, a camera installed on the fixed member, and respective radar units installed on the rotation members, where the respective radar units are configured to sense respective objects at edges of a viewing angle of the camera and respective objects outside of the viewing angle of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ki Lee, Joon Seok Chae, Seog Moon Choi, Tae Gyu Ryu
  • Patent number: 12026195
    Abstract: A plurality of on-road vehicles moving along streets of a city, while utilizing onboard cameras for autonomous driving functions, are bound to capture, over time, random images of various city objects such as structures and street signs. Images of a certain city object may be captured by many of the vehicles at various times while passing by that object, thereby resulting in a corpus of imagery data containing various random images and other representations of that certain object. Per each of at least some of the city objects appearing more than once in the corpus of imagery data, appearances are detected and linked, and then analyzed to uncover behaviors associated with that city object, thereby eventually, over time, revealing various city dynamics associated with many city objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Gal Zuckerman, Moshe Salhov
  • Patent number: 12024190
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lane change assistance system for a recreational vehicle. The lane change assistance system for a recreational vehicle includes an image acquisition device and a display device. The image acquisition device is configured to obtain image information around the recreational vehicle and transmit wireless signals through a wireless transmission device. The display device is configured to receive the wireless signals through a wireless receiving device and display the image information. A controller is arranged in the display device. The controller is configured to analyze the image information and output prompt information when there is an abnormal vehicle in a calibrated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventor: Mingcai Luo
  • Patent number: 12017532
    Abstract: A display type vehicle switch operating apparatus includes a receiver that receives driving information related to an external driving situation of a vehicle and display state information of a display of the vehicle, a highlight indication information generator that generates highlight indication information of a symbol displayed on the display based on the received driving information and the received display state information, and a controller that highlights the symbol displayed on the display based on the generated highlight indication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, LS Automotive Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Young Koh, Jun Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 12020149
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for intelligent image sensing devices. In one example, a host interface of a sensing device receives sensor data from a host system. The sensing device stores the sensor data in response to a write command received from the host system. The sensing device also stores data from an image stream generated by an image sensor(s) included in the sensing device. An inference engine of the sensing device generates inference results using both the image stream and the sensor data as input. The sensing device stores the inference results in a non-volatile memory for access by the host system. In response to receiving a read command from the host system, the sensing device provides the inference results to the host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Poorna Kale, Amit Gattani
  • Patent number: 12018926
    Abstract: A controller includes an acquisition unit that acquires image data captured by an imaging device for photographing disposed in a moving body, and a calculation unit that calculates a relative position of a position of a subject, which is detected by a plurality of distance-measuring imaging devices provided in the moving body, based on the subject included in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuto Motoyama, Masaki Handa, Shinichiro Abe, Masahiko Toyoshi, Shun Lee, Kenichiro Oi
  • Patent number: 12017667
    Abstract: A hitching assistance system for a vehicle includes a steering system including a vehicle steering wheel and a controller executing an automated hitching maneuver including controlling the steering system to back the vehicle toward a trailer, monitoring the hitching assistance system for an interruption event affecting execution of the automated hitching maneuver, detecting the interruption event and identifying the interruption event as one of a standard interruption event or an exception interruption event, upon identifying the standard interruption event, causing the steering wheel to move to a centered position and ceasing control of the steering system, and upon identifying the exception interruption event, ceasing control of the steering system without causing the steering wheel to move to the centered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Luke Niewiadomski, Roger Trombley, Arnav Sharma
  • Patent number: 12019706
    Abstract: A system and a method for object detection using augmented training dataset. The system includes a computing device, which is configured to: provide a two-dimensional (2D) image, extract feature vectors and estimate depths of 2D image pixels, generate a point cloud using the feature vectors and the depths, and project the point cloud using a new camera pose to obtain a projected image. The 2D image has a bounding box enclosing an object and labeled with the object. Each pixel within the bounding box is named bounding box pixel, each point in the point cloud corresponding to the bounding box pixel is named bounding box point, each image pixel in the projected image corresponding to the bounding box point is named projected bounding box pixel, and a projected bounding box is defined using the projected bounding box pixels and labeled with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: JINGDONG TECHNOLOGY HOLDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guanghan Ning, Si Luo, Liefeng Bo, Harry Huang
  • Patent number: 12020419
    Abstract: An example wear detection system receives a plurality of images from a plurality of sensors associated with a work machine. Individual sensors of the plurality of sensors have respective fields-of-view different from other sensors of the plurality of sensors. The wear detection system identifies a first region of interest and second region of interest associated with the at least one GET. The wear detection system determines a first set of image points and a second set of images points for the at least one GET based on geometric parameters associated with the GET. The wear detection system determines a wear level or loss for the at least one GET based on the GET measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence A Mianzo, Tod A Oblak, John M Plouzek, Raymond Alan Wise, Shawn Nainan Mathew, Daniel Paul Adler
  • Patent number: 12022186
    Abstract: A camera for a vehicle includes: an imaging unit configured to image an exterior of the vehicle; and a controller configured to enlarge a region of interest of the imaging unit in response to a driving speed of the vehicle being higher than a reference speed, and reduce the region of interest of the imaging unit in response to the driving speed being lower than the reference speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Hoon Kim, Joon Seok Chae, Yun Tae Lee, Tae Kon Koo, Jae Chan Lee, Yong Woon Park
  • Patent number: 12017586
    Abstract: A rearview assembly for a vehicle is provided that includes: a housing; a rearview element configured to display images of a scene to the rear of the vehicle, the rearview element disposed in the housing; a circuit board mounted in the housing behind the rearview element, the circuit board having a substantially planar surface and a peripheral edge; and a capacitive touch zone on a surface of the housing, the capacitive touch zone comprising a conductive component mounted to the circuit board, wherein the conductive component comprises a first portion mounted to the planar surface of the circuit board and a second portion extending beyond the peripheral edge of the circuit board at an angle to the planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph P. Brigham, Jochen Peter, Matthew P. Waligorski, Kyle G. Jones, Robert R. Turnbull, Gregory J. Nagel
  • Patent number: 12019446
    Abstract: Vehicles, systems, and techniques are provided for noise reduction in detection in remote sensing systems. Noise reduction can be accomplished, in some embodiments, by narrowing a time interval to receive return EM radiation (or, in other embodiments, EM signals representative of the return EM radiation) at a system mounted in a vehicle. The time interval can be narrowed by adjusting the time during which the system can receive the return EM radiation. In other embodiments, rather than adjusting the time interval, a processing unit can remove a portion of data representative of a signal resulting from mixing probe EM radiation and return EM radiation. The data that is removed can be representative of the signal during a leading interval of the defined period during which probe EM radiation is emitted. Such a removal can result in second data representative of the signal during a terminal interval of the defined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: GM Cruise Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Cheh-Ming Jeff Liu, Alexander Charles Standridge
  • Patent number: 12012070
    Abstract: A consignment delivery method and a consignment delivery system comprising control circuitry is described. Control circuitry determines whether a user device is within a first threshold distance of a vehicle. A vehicle location is transmitted to the user device in response to determining that the user device is within the first threshold distance of the vehicle. Control circuitry determines whether the user device within a second threshold distance of the vehicle, wherein the second threshold distance is less than the first threshold distance. Control circuitry requests a user authentication from the user device in response to determining that the user device is within the second threshold distance of the vehicle. Control circuitry provides access to a compartment of the vehicle in response to receiving the user authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Ralph Alford, Ahmad Jasim
  • Patent number: 12013258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sensor assembly configured to be mounted on a vehicle. The sensor assembly comprises a sensor; and a housing housing the sensor. The housing comprises an inclined front wall configured to face a main traveling direction (A) of the vehicle and a direction (B) away from the vehicle, a vehicle facing wall configured to face towards the vehicle, the vehicle facing wall comprising an air inlet, and a rear openings forming a viewing opening for the sensor, the rear opening being in fluid connection with the air inlet such that air entering the air inlet exits the housing through the rear opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: ELONROAD AB
    Inventor: Dan Zethraeus
  • Patent number: 12007512
    Abstract: A system for analysis of sonar data is provided comprising sonar transducer assembl(ies), processor(s), and a memory. The memory includes computer program code that is configured to, when executed, cause processor(s) to receive sonar data, where an object is represented within sonar data, and additional data from a data source other than the sonar transducer assembl(ies). The processor(s) further determine object characteristic(s) of the object using sonar data and additional data, and determine an estimated object-type for the object represented within sonar data using the object characteristic(s). The processor(s) further generate a sonar image based on sonar data, cause display of the sonar image, and cause provision of an indication of the estimated object-type so that the indication of the estimated object-type is correlated to the object representation in the sonar image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Navico, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Thomas Neumann, Jeremiah Clark
  • Patent number: 12010410
    Abstract: A monitoring camera includes a plurality of camera units mounted in a circumferential direction of a device body, and a dome cover assembly including a dome cover collectively covering the plurality of camera units. The dome cover includes a water droplet guide surface continuous with an R surface and tilted downward as approaching an axis of the dome cover, and a water droplet receiving portion continuous with the water droplet guide surface. The camera unit includes a camera rotating a lens center axis on the virtual plane about a tilt rotation center in a direction perpendicular to the virtual plane. The water droplet receiving portion is provided outside of a field angle boundary of a field angle of the camera close to the axis in a state where the camera is tilted toward the axis side at a maximum tilt angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: I-PRO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akito Omata, Hirokazu Tasaka, Satoshi Kataoka
  • Patent number: 12008681
    Abstract: Systems and methods of testing a vehicle system. The systems and methods generate a simulation of a driving scenario to provide simulation video data, display the simulation on a monitor using the simulation video data, capture the displayed simulation using a camera system of the vehicle system to provide video data, process the video data using a perception algorithm to detect and track objects in the video data to provide perception data, control a vehicle actuator of the vehicle system in response to the perception data to provide command data, and adapt the simulation based on the command data. The camera system has a field of view and the monitor has a viewable area. The simulation of the driving scenario is scaled in proportion to a ratio of the field of view of the camera projected onto the monitor and dimensions of the viewable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: GM TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Robert Meyer, Samuel Latto
  • Patent number: 12008902
    Abstract: In a method of detecting a parkable space using only a sonar installed on a side of a vehicle, automatic parking assistance cannot be implemented at an early stage, and an environment in which automatic parking assistance is possible is limited. In a parking assistance device including a parkable space setting unit that sets a parkable space existing ahead of the vehicle based on information from a front detector, the parkable space setting unit corrects the parkable space based on information on the parkable space acquired by a side detector when the vehicle passes by the parkable space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Sara Suda
  • Patent number: 12007781
    Abstract: A vehicle agnostic removable pod can be mounted on a vehicle using one or more legs of a pod mount. The removable pod can collect and time stamp a variety of environmental data as well as vehicle data. For example, environmental data can be collected using a sensor suite which can include an IMU, 3D positioning sensor, one or more cameras, and/or a LIDAR unit. As another example, vehicle data can be collected via a CAN bus attached to the vehicle. Environmental data and/or vehicle data can be time stamped and transmitted to a remote server for further processing by a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: AURORA OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Gist, IV, Christopher Williams
  • Patent number: 11999393
    Abstract: An assembly monitors exterior regions of a rail vehicle. In the region of the front side of the rail vehicle, a driver's cab is arranged, which driver's cab has a driver's cab field of view in a first direction of travel. A first lateral region has a first camera system oriented in the direction of travel, which optically captures an angular range along the first lateral region as a first lateral field of view. A second lateral region has a second camera system oriented in the direction of travel, which captures an angular range along the second lateral region as a second lateral field of view. The first and second camera systems are connected to a display device so that image series of the lateral fields of view in the first direction of travel are displayed to the traction vehicle driver in addition to the drivers cab field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Mehlan
  • Patent number: 12002359
    Abstract: A communication method for a vehicle dispatch system includes a communication apparatus configured to control communication between a first apparatus and a second apparatus. The first apparatus and the second apparatus are capable of information exchange with each other. The communication apparatus includes a processor. The processor operates to: acquire a position of a boarding point for a user and a current position of a target vehicle to be dispatched to the user; at identification timing at which a determination is made that the current position of the target vehicle belongs to a predetermined area defined with reference to the position of the boarding point, generate target vehicle information using a captured image captured by one or more cameras of the target vehicle; and transmit the target vehicle information to the second apparatus. The second apparatus operates to display the received target vehicle information on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayasu Suzuki, Masahide Nakamura, Masaki Watanabe, Daisuke Saito
  • Patent number: 12002363
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus communicable with the vehicle includes one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to: detect the vehicle before parking; determine the characteristic of the detected vehicle or the characteristic of a driver of the vehicle; set a parking frame for the vehicle in accordance with the characteristic; and transmit information indicating the parking frame to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Okubo, Kento Nitta, Takaaki Kato, Daiki Kaneichi, Minoru Nakadori
  • Patent number: 11999295
    Abstract: A lamp system includes a road surface drawing lamp that illuminates a road surface with a beam BM, and a lamp controlling unit that controls the road surface drawing lamp and draws, with the beam BM, a pattern PTN on the road surface ahead of a vehicle. The lamp controlling unit draws a first pattern before a start of a predetermined event and draws a second pattern at the start of the event. The first pattern includes first information to be presented in advance to a driver to allow the driver to respond to the event, and the second pattern includes second information corresponding to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Tatara
  • Patent number: 11993274
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method performed by a luminance assessment system of a vehicle for monitoring of on-board vehicle image capturing device functionality compliance with a predeterminable requirement level. The luminance assessment system obtains at respective one or more time instants (t1, t2, t3), a first image and a second image. A first section of the first images and a second section of the second images respectively cover a primary region. A first luminance value of the first section and a second luminance value of the second section are measured. A luminance deviation is determined by comparing at least one of the first luminance values to at least one of the second luminance values. A determination is made that, when the luminance deviation exceeds a deviation threshold, the first image capturing device or the second image capturing device failed to function according to the requirement level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Zenuity AB
    Inventors: Robert Krutsch, Valor Yaldo
  • Patent number: 11993209
    Abstract: A multi-camera vision system is utilized onboard a work vehicle having an operator cabin and an apparatus associated with performance of a work task. The system includes: one or more display devices defining a plurality of display areas and a plurality of cameras carried by the work vehicle and coupled to display feeds at the display areas. A first camera of the cameras is oriented to selectively provide a first selected feed of at least a portion of the apparatus during performance of the work task. A controller is configured to display the first selected feed of the selected feeds with an insert, overlay, or icon that indicates the origin and orientation of the first camera as the first selected feed depicts performance of the work task by the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: DEERE & COMPANY, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Brian M. Huenink, Jeremy B. Shuler, Jake Flanders, Christopher M. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11997343
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for detecting latency in radio frequency connections. A computing device can detect, at a first time, light using an optical sensor and receive, at a second time, a first data packet over a connection with a first wireless device. The computing device may define a first signal latency value based on the first time and the second time. The computing device may then receive a media stream that includes a video component and an audio component and modify a presentation of the media stream by delaying the video component by a time interval based on the first signal latency value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: VIZIO, INC.
    Inventors: Kishore Tallapaneni, Maksym Shestirko, Rammohan Somalraju, Oleksandr Blazhko, W. Leo Hoarty
  • Patent number: 11994399
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for monitoring rides in a vehicle in which a driver of the vehicle picks up a rider at a pickup location and drives the rider to a drop-off destination. The system includes at least one sensor arranged in the vehicle and configured to capture sensor data during the rides, a transceiver configured to communicate with a remote server, a non-volatile memory configured to store data; and a processor. The system captures sensor data during each ride, stores the sensor data captured during each ride, receives a ride identifier from the personal electronic device that uniquely identifies the ride, and uploads the sensor data of a particular ride to the remote server in response to one of a limited set of a triggering events occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Philip Ventimiglia, Christian Stresing
  • Patent number: 11995799
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a first obtaining unit configured to obtain a range of a transmittance of air that is designated in accordance with a user operation to a captured image, and a generation unit configured to generate a corrected image in which influence of a microparticle component in the air on the captured image is suppressed based on the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Itoh
  • Patent number: 11993208
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to an image processing system for processing image data received from first and second imaging devices provided on a towing vehicle and a towed vehicle connected by an articulated coupling. The image processing system includes one or more controller. The image processing system has an input configured to receive first image data from a first imaging device disposed on the towed vehicle and second image data from a second imaging device disposed on the towing vehicle. The first imaging device has a first field of view and the first image data represents a first scene behind the towed vehicle. The second imaging device has a second field of view and the second image data represents a second scene behind the towing vehicle. The image processing system includes a processor configured to determine an obscuration region in the second field of view which is obscured by the towed vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventor: Aaron Freeman-Powell
  • Patent number: 11993113
    Abstract: A camera monitoring system has a trailer with trailer components that are responsive to at least one control signal and a wiring harness that is in communication with the trailer components and has a connector that communicates with a tractor. The wiring harness carries the at least one control signal to the trailer components. A sensor is provided on the trailer and generates a sensor signal. A processor is interconnected between the sensor and the wiring harness. The processor transforms the sensor signal for transmission over the wiring harness with the at least one control signal using common wires within the wiring harness. A filter is interconnected between the processor and at least one of the trailer components to filter noise from the at least one control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: STONERIDGE ELECTRONICS AB
    Inventors: John S. Germaine, Dominik Marx, Darren Schumacher
  • Patent number: 11997392
    Abstract: A vehicular camera module includes a main circuit board electrically connected with an imager circuit board having an imager disposed thereat. The vehicular camera module includes a housing having an upper cover and a lower cover that are joined together. Electronic circuitry disposed at a main printed circuit board of the main circuit board includes an image processor. The electronic circuitry disposed at the main printed circuit board of the main circuit board includes an electrical connector configured for electrical connection to a connector of a vehicular wire harness. With the imager operated to capture image data, captured image data is provided via a flexible ribbon cable to the electronic circuitry disposed at the main printed circuit board of the main circuit board. The imager is disposed within a rear portion of the housing and is not accommodated within a front portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jianguo Wang, Garret Achenbach, Ove Salomonsson, Tom H. Toma, Edward R. Ahlquist, Jr., Brian J. Winden, Christopher L. Van Dan Elzen
  • Patent number: 11995734
    Abstract: A recording device may record information continuously. Particular events which occur during recording may be of interest for review (e.g., audit, inspection). Events may be audited to ensure that the data gathered is not tampered with or corrupted and to provably establish an evidence chain of custody. Metadata may mark recorded data of an event, in whole or in part, for later review. Metadata may be identified as an audit tag which may identify particular occurrences during an event. An audit tag may be urgent or non-urgent. Notice of an urgent audit tag may be sent to a server prior to sending the recorded data associated with the audit tag. Recorded data may be cryptographically signed to protect the recorded data from tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Hanchett, Patrick W. Smith, Tyler J. Conant, Aaron J. Kloc
  • Patent number: 11987180
    Abstract: A shovel includes a lower traveling body, an upper turning body turnably mounted on the lower traveling body, a cab mounted on the upper turning body, multiple image capturing devices mounted on the upper turning body, a display device provided in the cab, and an operation part provided in the cab. The display device includes an image display part configured to display a captured image captured by at least one of the image capturing devices and a menu screen. The image display part is configured to display the menu screen while displaying the captured image, in response to the operation part being operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiki Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 11987184
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a vehicle-mounted camera capable of successfully absorbing stress applied to a flexible board that connects a main board and an imaging device board to each other. [Solving Means] The vehicle-mounted camera includes an imaging device board, a main board, and a flexible board. The imaging device board includes a first terminal. The main board includes a second terminal. The flexible board includes a first connection portion to be connected to the first terminal, a second connection portion to be connected to the second terminal, and a first bending portion and a second bending portion that are located between the first connection portion and the second connection portion and are bent along a first bending axis and a second bending axis intersecting with each other in a developed state of the flexible board. The vehicle-mounted camera is capable of absorbing stress in any direction applied to the flexible board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Tokito