Vehicular Patents (Class 348/148)
  • Patent number: 11367293
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems and methods for automatically classifying digital images of occupants inside a vehicle. More particularly, the present disclosure is directed to apparatuses, systems and methods for automatically classifying digital images of occupants inside a vehicle by comparing current image data to previously classified image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth Jason Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11368672
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for testing and validation of a camera. A device may capture a first image of a target using a camera, wherein the camera is in a clean state, and wherein the target is in a line of sight of the camera. The device may apply an obstruction to a portion of a lens of the camera. The device may apply a camera cleaning system to the lens of the camera. The device may capture a post-clean image after applying the camera cleaning system. The device may determine a post-clean SSIM score based on comparing the post clean image to the first image. The device may compare the post-clean SSIM score to a validation threshold. The device may determine a validation state of the camera cleaning system based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ARGO AI, LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Ryan Yautz, Morgan M. Wagner, Eric K. Thong, Christopher N. St. John
  • Patent number: 11365527
    Abstract: A surroundings monitoring apparatus includes a sensor configured to acquire detection information about a position of a predetermined monitoring target located in an area surrounding a work machine, and a processor configured to output an alarm or restrict an operation of the work machine in response to detecting that: the monitoring target is in a sensor range in which the sensor can acquire the detection information; the monitoring target is in a predetermined range equal to or less than a predetermined distance from the work machine; and the monitoring target is in a first range in a height direction of the work machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kiyota, Shunsuke Otsuki, Susumu Aizawa
  • Patent number: 11365976
    Abstract: The autonomous vehicle generates an overlapped image by overlaying HD map data over sensor data and rendering the overlaid images. The visualization process is repeated as the vehicle drives along the route. The visualization may be displayed on a screen within the vehicle or at a remote device. The system performs reverse rendering of a scene based on map data from a selected point. For each line of sight originating at the selected point, the system identifies the farthest object in the map data. Accordingly, the system eliminates objects obstructing the view of the farthest objects in the HD map as viewed from the selected point. The system further allows filtering of objects using filtering criteria based on semantic labels. The system generates a view from the selected point such that 3D objects matching the filtering criteria are eliminated from the view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gil Colgate, Mark Damon Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11367216
    Abstract: Techniques and architecture are disclosed for mobile transport systems configured to determine vehicle positions within an area using light-based communication signals. The system includes a plurality of luminaires located in an area and configured to transmit luminaire position data recognizable by a sensor disposed on a vehicle. The sensor receives an image of a luminaire including a light-based communication signal encoded with luminaire position data. Luminaire position data can be combined with luminaire layout information to determine a known location of the luminaire. A vehicle position relative to the known luminaire location can be determined based on mathematical relationships. Vehicle orientation relative to the area can be determined based an asymmetric fiducial pattern or multiple known luminaire locations. The system can combine a vehicle position relative to a known luminaire location with vehicle orientation relative to the area to determine a vehicle position relative to the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Siessegger, Yang Li, Christian Breuer, Christoph Pietz
  • Patent number: 11366986
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle body having a camera and at least one ego part connection. An ego part is connected to the vehicle body via the ego part connection. A collision detection system is communicatively coupled to the camera and is configured to receive a video feed from the camera. The collision detection system being configured to identify an exclusion region of each frame corresponding to the ego part, perform an object detection on a remainder of each frame, and generate a collision detection warning in response to an object being detected by the object detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Orlaco Products, B.V.
    Inventors: Milan Gavrilovic, Andreas Nylund, Pontus Olsson
  • Patent number: 11366222
    Abstract: A system for presenting sonar beam indicators on charts for noting the direction of the sonar beam is provided herein. The system includes one or more transducer elements and a bearing sensor configured to measure a bearing associated with the one or more transducer elements during receipt of the sonar returns. A marine electronics device is configured to receive sonar return data from the one or more transducer elements and generate sonar images based thereon. The marine electronics device further is configured to determine a watercraft location, receive a measured bearing, plot a watercraft indicator on a navigation chart, and cause a sonar beam indicator to be displayed in association with the watercraft indicator based on the measured bearing. The sonar beam indicator displays an indication of the direction in which the one or more transducer elements are facing when the sonar return data was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    Inventor: Matthew W. Laster
  • Patent number: 11366477
    Abstract: A first image-data acquisition unit (101) acquires a plurality of pieces of image data in which different areas in a facility in which an autonomous driving vehicle conducts autonomous traveling are shown. A priority setting unit (102) analyzes a status shown in each of the plurality of pieces of image data and sets a priority to each image data. A first image-data display unit (103) decides a display mode at a time of displaying the plurality of pieces of image data according to the priority set by the priority setting unit (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takefumi Hasegawa, Masahiro Abukawa, Shu Murayama, Yohei Miki, Michinori Yoshida, Kentaro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11358450
    Abstract: An apparatus for adjusting a screen arrangement for a vehicle roof may have a main slider and an adjusting slider which can each be coupled to the screen arrangement and are configured for pivoting the screen arrangement out and in and for adjusting a prescribed alignment angle (A) of the screen arrangement. The apparatus may also have a drive coupling element which couples a drive cable of the main slider and a drive cable of the adjusting slider to one another, such that the main slider and the adjusting slider can be displaced, with respect to a common reference point, at least in certain portions, at different movement speeds, and such that with respect to a longitudinal axis (L) of the apparatus a spacing between the main slider and the adjusting slider and therefore an alignment angle (A) of the screen arrangement can be adjusted in a prescribed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: WEBASTO SE
    Inventor: Klaus Eger
  • Patent number: 11358639
    Abstract: A system for assisting in aligning a vehicle for hitching with a trailer includes a controller that receives the scene data and identifying the trailer within the area to the rear of the vehicle, derives a backing path to align a hitch ball mounted on the vehicle to a coupler of the trailer, outputting a powertrain control signal to the vehicle powertrain control system, and a brake control signal to the vehicle brake system to maneuver the vehicle, including reversing along the backing path and stopping the vehicle at an endpoint of the path, and outputs a video image to the vehicle human-machine interface including a graphical overlay on the image data. The graphical overlay indicates potential movement of the hitch ball past the coupler and being positioned in the image data between a bumper of the vehicle and the hitch ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Seyed Armin Raeis Hosseiny, Luke Niewiadomski, Roger Arnold Trombley, Donald Jacob Mattern, Craig Schmatz, Li Xu, Arnav Sharma
  • Patent number: 11363216
    Abstract: A video processing circuit outputs a video signal from an imaging device for imaging a scene outside a vehicle. A processing circuit generates an image from vehicle information and outputs the image to the video processing circuit. The video processing circuit superimposes the image from the main processing circuit on the video signal from the imaging device and outputs a resultant video. The processing circuit is capable of outputting a video signal from a source other than the imaging device to the video processing circuit. The processing circuit outputs an instruction signal for setting an image blending function to be on or off to the video processing circuit. In a case of outputting the video signal from the source other than the imaging device to the video processing circuit, the processing circuit outputs the instruction signal for setting the image blending function to be off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuho Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11358640
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a parking assistance device capable of computing a parking path that is suitable for given circumstances or user's needs. A parking assistance device of the present invention is a parking assistance device for assisting in parking a vehicle in a parking space provided on one side of a road, the parking assistance device being configured to compute a first parking path for starting moving the vehicle forward from the initial position thereof, and a second parking path for starting moving the vehicle backward from the initial position thereof, select one of the first parking path or the second parking path on the basis of a preset evaluation function, and set the selected path as a parking path to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyasu Hasejima, Takehito Ogata, Makoto Ishinoda, Shinya Tagawa
  • Patent number: 11358528
    Abstract: A vehicular rearview mirror assembly includes an electro-optic reflective element and a back plate, with a spring-loaded electrical connector disposed in a passageway of the back plate. The spring-loaded electrical connector is spring-biased toward an extended state and compressible toward a compressed state. The reflective element has an electrically conductive element established at the rear surface and in electrical connection with a conductive coating of the reflective element. A circuit element is disposed at the back plate and has an electrically conductive trace electrically connected to control circuitry. With the back plate attached at the reflective element and with the circuit element attached at the back plate, the spring-loaded electrical connector is compressed toward the compressed state and electrically connects the electrically conductive trace at the circuit element and the electrically conductive element at the reflective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Craig Kendall
  • Patent number: 11354911
    Abstract: Provided are a video data acquisition unit that acquires video data captured by a camera; an event detection unit that detects an event occurring on a vehicle; a parking tendency determination unit that determines a tendency of a parking time at a parking position of the vehicle; and a recording function control unit that, when an event is detected while the vehicle is parked, controls a parking recording function for storing the video data captured by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyofumi Tabata
  • Patent number: 11351932
    Abstract: A vehicle and methods for generating and displaying a composite image is provided. The method includes receiving a first image from a first image capture component external to the vehicle and a second image from a second image capture component that is external to the vehicle, generating a composite image using the first image and the second image, the first image is associated with a first perspective view of the vehicle and the second image is associated with a second perspective view of the vehicle, and outputting the composite image on a display of the vehicle. The method also includes making a selection at least one of the first image capture component and the second image capture component, and outputting one or more images from the selected image capture component on the display of the vehicle in response to receiving the selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11351917
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for vehicle-rendering generation for vehicle display based on short-range communication. An example vehicle includes a communication module configured to wirelessly communicate with remote sensing devices, a display configured to present a vehicle rendering of the vehicle, and a controller. The controller is configured to, in response to detecting an activation event, collect sensing data via the communication module. The controller also is configured to determine whether an object is coupled to the vehicle based on the sensing data and, in response to detecting an object coupled to the vehicle, modify the vehicle rendering to include an object rendering of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: David Michael Herman
  • Patent number: 11348345
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to sensing defects associated with a window. Furthermore, various embodiments relate to performing image processing to produce a corrected image of a scene based at least partly on data corresponding to the detected defects. In some examples, one or more lighting modules may be used to illuminate the window to facilitate detection of the defects by one or more sensor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Clarisse Mazuir, Malcolm J. Northcott, Jack E. Graves, James R. Wilson, Christopher D. Jones, Martin Melcher
  • Patent number: 11347233
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a vehicle control apparatus, vehicle control system and image sensor. The vehicle control apparatus includes a first sensor configured to be disposed on the vehicle to have a view to the outside of the vehicle and capture image data and a controller configured to include at least one processor to process the image data captured by the first sensor, wherein the controller recognizes a roundabout based on the processing result of the image data, sets a region of interest in front of the vehicle based on a state information of the roundabout obtained from the processing result of the image data, determines a target located in the region of interest based on information of the target location based on the processing result of the image data, and controls the vehicle based on the information of the target location in the region of interest. According to the embodiment of the disclosed invention, the vehicle may enter a roundabout safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Mando Mobility Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Sang Yeob Lee
  • Patent number: 11348341
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a recording apparatus including: a capture-data acquisition unit configured to acquire capture-data items obtained by a camera configured to capture surroundings of a vehicle; an event detection unit configured to detect an event for the vehicle; a user-change determination unit configured to determine whether or not a change of users of the vehicle has occurred; and a recording control unit configured to record the capture-data items acquired by the capture-data acquisition unit into a recording unit, configured to store one of the capture-data items as an event-record data item into the recording unit when the event detection unit has detected the event, the one corresponding to the event, and configured to delete the capture-data items recorded in the recording unit when the user-change determination unit determines that the change of the users of the vehicle has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Taniyama, Yasutoshi Sakai, Keita Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11340094
    Abstract: A server may determine whether traffic control devices in an environment have changed, based on one or more report messages and sensor data. If the traffic control devices in an environment have changed, the server may generate updated map data and transmit the updated map data to an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: Yifei Jiang, Liangliang Zhang, Jiaming Tao, Jiangtao Hu, Dong Li
  • Patent number: 11338688
    Abstract: A vehicle charging system includes a second fitting body. The second fitting body includes a projection-side electrode holding unit which includes a projection, the projection holding a second electrode member and projecting in a facing direction, and an elastic body which supports the projection-side electrode holding unit in the facing direction and is elastically deformable in a compression direction which is one direction of the facing direction. The elastic body moves the projection-side electrode holding unit in the compression direction from an initial position by being compressed by a load in the compression direction applied to the projection-side electrode holding unit and moves the projection-side electrode holding unit to the initial position by being restored when the load is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yukinari Naganishi, Shigeru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11336808
    Abstract: A roof antenna includes a base plate, an outer cover, an inner cover arranged under the outer cover and connected to the base plate, and a fastening device on the base plate arranging and fastening the roof antenna at an intended installation location. The inner cover accommodates at least one antenna element for receiving and/or transmitting high-frequency signals that is arranged on the base plate. The roof antenna includes a camera arranged under the outer cover and accommodated inside the inner cover. At least one of the outer cover and the inner cover has an opening for a recording field of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH
    Inventor: David Silva
  • Patent number: 11333740
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, and devices for determining specular reflectivity characteristics of objects using a Lidar system of an autonomous vehicle (AV) system. A method includes transmitting at least two light signals directed at a target object utilizing the Lidar system of the AV system. The method further includes determining at least two reflectivity values for the target object based on return signals corresponding to the at least two light signals. The method further includes classifying specular reflectivity characteristics of the target object based on a comparison of the first and second reflectivity value. The method further includes updating a motion plan for the AV system based on the specular reflectivity characteristics of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Dylewski
  • Patent number: 11336805
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a vehicular trailering assist system includes hitching a trailer to a vehicle having a rearward viewing camera. Frames of image data are captured by the camera when the vehicle is towing the trailer hitched to the vehicle to determine presence of the trailer and to determine if the particular trailer is a trailer for which the system is calibrated. Responsive to determination that the particular trailer is not a trailer for which the system is calibrated, the system assigns an initial trailer beam length before starting a calibration drive and collects data during the calibration drive. The system iteratively estimates the trailer beam length and, when the predicted trailer angle least deviates from the current determined trailer angle during the calibration drive, the system determines a final estimated trailer beam length for use by the vehicular trailering assist system in determining trailer angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jyothi P. Gali, Nikhil Gupta, Galina Okouneva
  • Patent number: 11335030
    Abstract: A camera calibration system according to an exemplary embodiment includes a first camera capturing the surroundings of a vehicle; a second camera capturing the surroundings of the vehicle and having an overlapping field of view that overlaps with a field of view of the first camera; and a controller configured to receive a first image obtained by the first camera and a second image obtained by the second camera, detect a plurality of calibration markers positioned in the overlapping field of view in the first image and assign a tag to each of the plurality of calibration markers detected in the first image, detect a plurality of calibrate markers positioned in the overlapping field of view in the second image and assign a tag to each of the plurality of calibrate markers detected in the second image, and calibrate the field of view of at least one of the first camera and the second camera based on the tag assigned to each of the plurality of calibration markers detected in the first image and the tag assigned
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Mando Mobility Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Rajesh Kumar Kamma
  • Patent number: 11328606
    Abstract: A hazardous behavior determining unit (3) determines a vehicle that is conducting or is likely to conduct hazardous driving from among one or more vehicles around a host vehicle and a type of the hazardous driving using information indicating states of the host vehicle and the vehicles and a surrounding situation and behavior information stored in an onboard database (2). A registered vehicle identifying unit (5) identifies a vehicle that corresponds to hazardous vehicle information stored in the onboard database (2) by collating numbers of a license plate detected by a number detecting unit (4) with numbers stored in the onboard database (2). A hazard predicting unit (6) predicts a risk to the host vehicle using the determination result from the hazardous behavior determining unit (3) and the identification result from the registered vehicle identifying unit (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotsugu Yamaguchi, Kanehide Arai, Kentaro Sakanashi
  • Patent number: 11325541
    Abstract: A method for assembling a vehicular camera includes providing a housing a circuit element. A first housing portion includes a lens holder and a second housing portion includes a connector portion configured for connecting to wiring of a vehicle. A plurality of electrical connector elements are disposed at the connector portion of the second housing portion, each having (i) a first end portion configured for electrically connecting to circuitry of the circuit element and (ii) a second end portion configured for electrically connecting to the vehicle wiring. The first end portions have a thickness that is less than a thickness of the second end portions. When mating the first and second housing portions, the first end portions engage with the circuitry of the circuit element and the electrical connector elements flex as the first end portions engage the circuitry and make electrical connection with the circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jamie A. Mleczko, Jonathan D. Conger, Steven V. Byrne
  • Patent number: 11328588
    Abstract: One variation of a method for managing parking within a parking structure includes: after detecting a license plate number on a vehicle in an image captured by an entry camera unit arranged near an entry of the parking structure, labeling the license plate as unverified in a data log associated with the parking structure; in response to absence of validation of the license plate within a grace period after entry of the vehicle, relabeling the license plate as in-violation in the data log; in response to detecting the license plate in an image captured by a mobile enforcement unit moving through the parking structure, querying the data log for a status of the license plate; and, in response to the license plate labeled as in-violation in the data log, serving a prompt to an enforcement personnel to issue a citation to a vehicle carrying the license plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Auto Park Hawaii, Inc.
    Inventors: John Lyles, Fred Moore
  • Patent number: 11328515
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for determining vehicle overlap with a parking space is presented. The method may include accessing a set of pixel coordinates defining a location of a vehicle within an image, and translating the set of pixel coordinates to a set of global coordinates defining a geospatial location of the vehicle. The method may further include accessing a set of known coordinates of the parking space. The method may further include determining an overlap amount by comparing the global coordinates of the vehicle with the known global coordinates of the parking space, and determining the vehicle overlaps the parking space based on the overlap amount transgressing a threshold overlap amount. The method may further include updating a data object associated with the vehicle to indicate the vehicle overlaps the parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Ubicquia IQ LLC
    Inventors: Lokesh Babu Krishnamoorthy, Francisco de Leon, Madhavi Vudumula, Aileen Margaret Hackett
  • Patent number: 11328162
    Abstract: A system for digitizing gauges, lights and other human-readable machine gauges and functions and status without interfering with the operation of the machine or requiring re-working or interfering with the existing machine wiring, signaling, electrical or mechanical elements or operating modes, or adding new digitizing equipment to the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Theia Group, Incorporated
    Inventor: Erlend Olson
  • Patent number: 11322026
    Abstract: A control device is provided, including a request-information receiving section that receives request information being for requesting transmission of a captured image of an image-capturing target spot and including spot location information indicating the image-capturing target spot and transmitting source information indicating a transmitting source of the request information; a vehicle location information acquiring section that acquires vehicle location information indicating a location of the first vehicle; and a transmission control section that transmits, to the transmitting source indicated by the transmitting source information, a captured image of the image-capturing target spot captured by an image capturing section included in the first vehicle when the first vehicle is located within a predetermined range with the image-capturing target spot as a reference, and broadcasts the request information to a vehicle other than the first vehicle when the first vehicle is located outside the predetermined
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mutsumi Katayama, Naohide Aizawa
  • Patent number: 11320631
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a lens systems. The lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power, and the lens system satisfies the a ? f 1 f ? ? b , c ? f 2 f ? ? d , e ? f 3 f ? ? f , following condition: and at least partial of G3 is made of material satisfying the following condition: Vd>g and dn/dt?h, wherein a, b, c, d, e, f, g and h are constants, f1 represents a focal length of G1, f2 represents a focal length of G2, f3 represents a focal length of G3, f? represents a focal length of the lens system, Vd represents an abbe constant, n represents a refractive index, t represents temperature, and dn/dt represents a differential of refractive indices against temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Liu, Wenqiang Pan, Hongxing Ding
  • Patent number: 11314346
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a control device. The control device includes an interface unit physically connected to a display unit, a control board receiving an input of an occupant, and a camera capturing an image of an area of a body of the occupant and the surroundings of the control board, and a processor exchanging information with the control board, the display unit, and the camera through the interface unit, wherein if it is determined that the occupant is present in the driver's seat through the camera and a first input is received from the occupant through the control board, the processor controls the display unit to display a display area corresponding to a position to which the first input is input on the control board, and when the display area is displayed in the display unit and a second input is received from the occupant through the control board, the processor selects or controls contents displayed in the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehoon Cho, Heejeong Heo
  • Patent number: 11315285
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, an electronic device and a storage medium for detecting a position change of a lane line. The method includes: converting a first change in a target region of first measurement data of a distance between a lane line and a reference line to a first equivalent position change, the first measurement data being obtained from first road data collected by a high-precision device on the road; correcting second measurement data of the distance with the first measurement data, the second measurement data being obtained from second road data collected by a low-precision device on the road; converting a second change of the corrected second measurement data to a second equivalent position change; and detecting a position change of the lane line in the target region based on a comparison of the first equivalent position change and the second equivalent position change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Sun, Changjie Ma, Chao Zheng, Yuefeng Sun
  • Patent number: 11315430
    Abstract: An information processing system includes vehicles and a server. Each of the vehicles generates a video obtained by imaging outside scenery in association with a time and transmit the video and position information of a host vehicle at a time when the video is generated to the server. The server detects attribute information of a person in the video from the video and detects position information of the person at the time based on the position information of the host vehicle at the time when the video is generated, when the video and the position information are received from the host vehicle. The server specifies the same person appearing in two or more videos of videos respectively received from the vehicles and transmits the attribute information of the specified person and movement path information including time-series data of the position information of the person to a client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Eiichi Kusama, Masatoshi Hayashi, Hisanori Mitsumoto, Kuniaki Jinnai, Makoto Akahane, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Daisuke Kato
  • Patent number: 11312369
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling parking of a vehicle, a system having the same, and a method for the same are provided. The apparatus for controlling parking of a vehicle includes a processor to stop the vehicle when the vehicle arrives at a target parking space while performing an automatic parking of the vehicle to the target parking space, to adjust a steering angle, and to terminate the automatic parking after moving the vehicle for a predetermined distance when the steering angle is adjusted and the steering angle is greater than a preset threshold angle and a storage to store a parking path and the threshold angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gil Won Seo, Su Min Choi, Ki Ho Lee, Jin Ho Park
  • Patent number: 11315258
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for sensing or tracking relative position between objects or locations. A digital camera or imager captures one or more fiducials in its field of view. By calibration and processing, the imaged fiducials can be identified and distinguished from other objects and background in camera space, and position of imaged fiducials in camera space relative to a reference can be translated to position of the actual fiducials in physical space. In one example, the fiducials are IR LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Ag Leader Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Trenton Anagnostopoulos
  • Patent number: 11315348
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a camera disposed at an in-cabin side of a windshield of a vehicle and viewing forward of the vehicle. The control, responsive at least in part to image processing by an image processor of multiple frames of captured image data, detects an object present exterior of the equipped vehicle that is moving relative to the equipped vehicle. The control receives vehicle motion data indicative of motion of the vehicle when the vehicle is moving. The control, responsive at least in part to the received vehicle motion data, and via image processing of multiple frames of captured image data, determines motion of the detected object relative to the moving vehicle by (i) determining corresponding object points in at least two frames of captured image data and (ii) estimating object motion trajectory of the detected object based at least in part on the determined corresponding object points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Nikhil Gupta, Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11310947
    Abstract: A camera module (1) for a motor vehicle, in particular for driver monitoring in the passenger compartment, including at least one printed circuit board (2) and a shield for enclosing the printed circuit board (2). The shield includes at least a first shielding part (7) and a second shielding part (10). The first shielding part (7) is a ring shaped part and the second shielding part (10) is a hat shaped part put over, enclosing, and contacting the first shielding part (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: VEONEER SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Madeleine Persson, Peter Fredriksson, Filip Törnqvist
  • Patent number: 11305692
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display system that includes an information acquisition device, a display processing device, a posture detection device, and a correction processing device. The information acquisition device acquires a position of a moving body and information outside the moving body. The display processing device controls display of an image based on information acquired by the information acquisition device. The posture detection device that detects posture variation of the moving body. The correction processing device that sets a correction amount of a display position of the image based on posture variation of the moving body, outputs the correction amount when the display information acquired from the display processing device indicates that the image is being displayed, and reduces size of the correction amount when the display information indicates that the image is not being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Matsui, Norikazu Katsuyama
  • Patent number: 11308921
    Abstract: An information display terminal comprises a display controller configured to determine a range to be used by an image display device to display an image on a mirror surface and a sensor unit configured to detect an ambient condition. The display controller determines the range to be used to display an image on the mirror surface using information detected by the sensor unit. The information display terminal is a mirror display having a mirror function on a display surface as well as a function of displaying an image or information on an entire surface or a portion of the mirror surface so that it can provide information while keeping convenience as a mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuto Higashigawa, Tsuyoshi Maeda
  • Patent number: 11308720
    Abstract: A vehicular imaging system includes an imaging device comprising an array of photo-sensing pixels and a control having an image processor operable for processing image data captured by the imaging device. The control utilizes edge detection in processing captured image data by the image processor for detecting objects present exterior of the vehicle. Responsive at least in part to processing at the control of captured image data by the image processor, the control detects an object of interest present in the field of view of the imaging device. In detecting the object of interest present in the field of view of the imaging device and responsive at least in part to processing at the control of captured image data by the image processor, shadows present in the field of view of the imaging device are discerned and distinguished from the object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Higgins-Luthman
  • Patent number: 11310407
    Abstract: A vehicular camera assembly includes a housing, a PCB disposed in the housing, a circuit board connector at the PCB, and a coaxial connector having a core connector element and a shield connector element that at least partially circumscribes the core connector element. The PCB includes circuitry associated with an imager of the vehicular camera assembly. The circuit board connector includes a first connector element and a second connector element. The housing includes a vehicle connector portion configured for connecting to a connector end of a vehicle cable. When a first end of the coaxial connector is electrically connected to the circuit board connector, the core connector element of the coaxial connector electrically connects to the first connector element of the circuit board connector and the shield connector element of the coaxial connector electrically connects to the second connector element of the circuit board connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Sauer, Jens Steigerwald, Nazar F. Bally, Marc Sigle, Achim Newiger
  • Patent number: 11299108
    Abstract: A vehicular camera configured to be disposed at a vehicle so as to have a field of view exterior of the vehicle includes a lens holder, an imager printed circuit board, a connector printed circuit board and a rear housing. The circuitry of the imager printed circuit board is electrically connected to the circuitry of the connector printed circuit board via a flexible electrical connector. The imager printed circuit board has an imager disposed at a side thereof and is attached to the lens holder with the imager side facing the lens. The imager printed circuit board and the connector printed circuit board are joined together via a pliable material. The rear housing is mated with the lens holder to encase the imager printed circuit board and the connector printed board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Sesti, Robert A. Devota
  • Patent number: 11302197
    Abstract: A vehicle behavior prediction device includes an objection detection device for detecting a position of an object, with respect to a host vehicle, located on the front side or the lateral side of the host vehicle, and a moving object traveling further than the object from the host vehicle, and an behavior prediction unit. The behavior prediction unit calculates, based on the position detected by the objection detection device, a blind spot region from the host vehicle caused by the object in which the objection detection device cannot detect. The behavior prediction unit presumes a detection-available period from a point when the moving object is detected to a point when the moving object enters the blind spot region in a case in which the moving object travels in a predetermined course after being detected by the objection detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Fang Fang, Takuya Nanri, Shoutaro Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11302062
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating at least one merged perspective viewing image (24), which shows a motor vehicle (1) and its environmental region (4) from a dynamically variable perspective (P1, P2, P3) of a dynamic virtual camera (12) and which is determined based on raw images (25) of at least two cameras (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and based on a perspective model (17) of the motor vehicle (1), comprising the steps of: a) determining whether the merged perspective viewing image (24) comprises at least one disturbing signal afflicted image area, and if so, identifying the at least one disturbing signal afflicted image area; b) (S63) determining a severity of disturbing signals (27) within the at least one disturbing signal afflicted image area; c) (S61) determining a significance of the disturbing signals (27) in dependence on the perspective (P1, P2, P3) of the virtual camera (12); d) (S62) determining a degree of coverage of the disturbing signal afflicted image area by the model (17) of the motor ve
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Connaught Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Huanqing Guo, Brian Michael Thomas Deegan, Vladimir Zlokolica
  • Patent number: 11302115
    Abstract: A method for facial information preview and related products are provided. The method is applicable to a terminal device and includes the following. A camera of the terminal device is enabled and a switching notification is generated to notify a display screen of the terminal device to display at least one frame of transition interface before displaying a preview interface. The at least one frame of transition interface is displayed on the display screen according to the switching notification. Facial information is collected with the camera enabled and the preview interface is displayed on the display screen when the camera collects facial information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Fangfang Hui
  • Patent number: 11302076
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring apparatus includes: an image capturing unit configured to generate a captured image by capturing a periphery of a mobile body; and a controller configured to generate, from the captured image, a peripheral image representing a view from a virtual viewpoint that is set at a relative position to a current position of the mobile body depending on a movement of the mobile body, generate a display image in which a mobile body image representing a position of the mobile body is superimposed on the peripheral image, and display the mobile body image to fix a position of the mobile body image in the display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11304040
    Abstract: Techniques described herein provide for identification of a mobile device that belongs to an observed pedestrian, by a vehicle. According to embodiments, a vehicle can receive a mobile device message including a first set of pedestrian-identifying features, and the vehicle can use vehicle sensor data to extract a second set of pedestrian-identifying features for an observed pedestrian. If the features match, the vehicle can determine that the observed pedestrian is in possession of the mobile device, and the vehicle can subsequently communicate with the mobile device as needed regarding the status of the pedestrian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Saadallah Kassir, Kapil Gulati, Shuanshuan Wu
  • Patent number: 11302198
    Abstract: An on-board vehicle system and method for camera or sensor-based parking spot detection and identification is provided. This system and method utilizes a standard front (or side or rear) camera or sensor image to detect and identify one or more parking spots at a distance via vector or like representation using a deep neural network trained with data annotated using an annotation tool, without first transforming the standard camera or sensor image(s) to a bird's-eye-view (BEV) or the like. The system and method can be incorporated in a driver-assist (DA) or autonomous driving (AD) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Sihao Ding, Andreas Wallin