Traffic Monitoring Patents (Class 348/149)
  • Patent number: 11495021
    Abstract: A picture annotation method, includes: converting, into a video image, multiple pictures in a set of pictures to be annotated; performing video annotation on the video image to obtain an annotation result; and using the obtained annotation result as an annotation result of each picture in the set of pictures to be annotated according to a correspondence between a video frame in the video image and a picture in the set of pictures to be annotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xi Zhou
  • Patent number: 11479260
    Abstract: A method includes collecting sensor data from a sensor associated with a vehicle, storing the sensor data in a buffer associated with the sensor, wherein the buffer stores an amount of buffer data, analyzing the sensor data for a proximate event trigger. When the proximate event trigger is not detected, the method includes purging a portion of the sensor data exceeding the amount of buffer data. When the proximate event trigger is detected, the method includes stopping the purging of any of the sensor data and storing the sensor data of the buffer and the sensor data associated with the proximate event trigger and sending the sensor data of the buffer and the sensor data associated with the proximate event trigger to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kevin K. Fiedler, Don M. Livesay, Amanda S. Danko, Michael J. Szentes
  • Patent number: 11443531
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method can include executing a first machine learning model to detect at least one lane in each image from a first set of images. The method can further include determining an estimate location of a vehicle for each image, based on localization data captured using at least one localization sensor disposed at the vehicle. The method can further include selecting lane geometry data for each image, from a map and based on the estimate location of the vehicle. The method can further include executing a localization model to generate a set of offset values for the first set of images based on the lane geometry data and the at least one lane in each image. The method can further include selecting a second set of images from the first set of images based on the set of offset values and a previously-determined offset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: PlusAI, Inc.
    Inventors: Inderjot Saggu, Mianwei Zhou, Ankur Agarwal, Anurag Ganguli
  • Patent number: 11407424
    Abstract: Provided are a system and a method for testing an ability of an automated vehicle to pass a traffic circle without traffic lights. The system includes an automated vehicle, a traffic circle, a control center, an attitude sensor and a panorama camera. In the method, the control center receives a test request and then sends a driving command to drive the automated vehicle to enter the traffic circle to start the test. The attitude sensor obtains a tilt angle and sends it to the control center in real time. The panorama camera is configured to obtain a driving trajectory, a driving speed and a state of turn signals of the automated vehicle. The obtained information is compared to a standard by the control center to evaluate the ability of the automated vehicle to pass the traffic circle without traffic lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CHANG'AN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xiangmo Zhao, Runmin Wang, Zhigang Xu, Yu Zhu, Wenshuai Zhou, Zhanwen Liu, Pengpeng Sun, Ying Guo, Lan Yang
  • Patent number: 11390296
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes a communication unit, a display, and a processor. The communication unit can establish communication with an external apparatus. The processor can control the display to activate a graphic object of a content on the basis of communication reliability between the external apparatus and the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Heedong Choi, Duckgee Park
  • Patent number: 11343163
    Abstract: Each of multiple vehicle data collection devices are configured to collect data streams associated with operation of a vehicle. The data streams include time-stamped speed data. A transmitter is configured to transmit the data streams. An analytics server is configured to receive the data streams transmitted by the transmitter and to process the data. In connection with the processing, data streams with at least one common time stamp are identified. The time-stamped speed for one of the data streams at a first time interval is compared to the time-stamped speed for another of the identified plurality of data streams at a second time interval, where the second time interval comprises the first time interval plus an additional time increment. Based on the comparison, it is determined whether the two of the plurality of data streams are associated with a same trip or a different trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventor: David E. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 11318957
    Abstract: A method for measuring an inter-vehicle distance using a processor is provided. The method includes acquiring a driving image photographed by a photographing device of a first vehicle; detecting a second vehicle from the driving image and calculating a ratio between an image width of the detected second vehicle and an image width of a lane in which the second vehicle is located; determining a size class of the second vehicle among a plurality of size classes based on the calculated ratio; determining a width of the second vehicle based on the determined size class of the second vehicle; and calculating a distance from the photographing device to the second vehicle based on the determined width of the second vehicle, a focal length of the photographing device, and the image width of the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: THINKWARE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shin Hyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11321970
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications device configured to log driving information associated with a vehicle is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AUTO TELEMATICS LTD.
    Inventor: Andrew William Wright
  • Patent number: 11302438
    Abstract: An analyzing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires a plurality of time-series medical images. The processing circuitry calculates, for each of image pairs each formed of two medical images included in the medical images, a first index value indicating similarity between image signals in the two medical images. The processing circuitry also calculates, on the basis of a plurality of the first index values calculated for the respective image pairs, a second index value corresponding to a statistical value in a time direction of the first index values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunori Honjo, Tetsuya Kawagishi, Masaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11301685
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically tracking and analyzing imagery data of at least one vehicle on a racetrack comprising. A video event management system with a plurality of video cameras positioned around a racetrack determines the presence of the at least one vehicle and based on a weighted event score corresponding to dynamics for the at least one vehicle and other objects captures video imagery and stills and generates at least one subframe. Excess video imagery data and excess stills data are discarded based on metadata of linked subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SPORTSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeroen B. Floor, Paulus Weemaes
  • Patent number: 11292464
    Abstract: A driver assistance apparatus being configured to determine an object position sequence for each of a plurality of objects and generate an object track to approximate each respective object position sequence. The apparatus also sorts the object tracks in to at least one object group according to the value of at least one parameter of each of the object tracks. For each object group, a swarm function is generated to approximate the object position sequences of the object tracks that are members of the respective object group. A swarm lane is generated according to each the swarm function, the swarm lane portion representing a portion of a lane. A corresponding method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: VEONEER SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Sylvia Pietzsch, Eugen Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11257364
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems disclosed herein that improve the safety and enhance the quality of interactions between law enforcement officers and drivers. In one example embodiment, a method is provided in which, during a traffic stop, a first device associated with an officer's vehicle obtains information about a driver's vehicle, queries a database for network address information associated with a driver device associated with the driver's vehicle, and receives the network address information from the database. The first device may then transmit a connection request to the second device using the received network address information; and a connection may be established between the two devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan Eugene Gilbert, Jessica N. Jones, Isabel Laurenceau, Michelle Emamdie, DeKita Moon
  • Patent number: 11217091
    Abstract: Provided is a smart roadside unit, including: a high-bright camera assembly configured to capture a high-bright image; a low-bright camera assembly configured to capture a low-bright image, in which the high-bright camera assembly and the low-bright camera assembly have a substantially same shooting view; and a controller configured to extract vehicle information from the high-bright image and the low-bright image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Apollo Intelligent Driving Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Fang, Haisong Wang, Xing Hu, Sheng Tao
  • Patent number: 11205078
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for selection of candidate video frames from traffic video comprising an imaging processor operatively connected to traffic video source. The imaging processor receives the traffic video from said source for selection of candidate video frames from the received traffic video for analysis of entire traffic video stream to extract vehicles details from therefrom including detection of situations of moving vehicles and non-moving vehicles. The traffic video is forwarded to the imaging processor from the source at an appropriate rate suitable for said candidate frames selection computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: VIDEONETICS TECHNOLOGY PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Sudeb Das, Monotosh Das, Tuhin Bose
  • Patent number: 11200420
    Abstract: Methods and devices for estimating position of a device within a 3D environment are described. Embodiments of the methods include sequentially receiving multiple image segments forming an image representing a field of view (FOV) comprising a portion of the environment. The image includes multiple sparse points that are identifiable based in part on a corresponding subset of image segments of the multiple image segments. The method also includes sequentially identifying one or more sparse points of the multiple sparse points when each subset of image segments corresponding to the one or more sparse points is received and estimating a position of the device in the environment based on the identified the one or more sparse points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Gary Bradski
  • Patent number: 11190738
    Abstract: A method of determining “true” standstill in a vehicle. The method includes detecting an object outside of the vehicle via a camera, saving first data on the detected object in a memory, detecting the same object after a delay, saving, after the delay, second data on the detected object in a memory, analyzing, by a controller, the first and second data, and determining “true” standstill has occurred based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Sperrle
  • Patent number: 11178344
    Abstract: To provide HMD including an image display unit worn by a user on a head and configured to display an image, a camera provided in the image display unit and configured to capture an image in a predetermined direction relative to the image display unit, and a control unit configured to specify a non-display region in an imaging range of the camera, perform a process of lowering a clarity of the non-display region on captured image data of the camera, and output the processed captured image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Kobayashi, Masahide Takano
  • Patent number: 11172564
    Abstract: A commissioning system and method that applies a design configuration, representative of a building automation and control system, to a mesh network of network-capable devices. A cloud-based server system works in concert with an installing device, such as a smartphone or tablet, to apply the relevant configuration of scenarios and spaces, as defined in the design configuration during a design phase, to each mesh node in the mesh network. The commissioning system first transforms the defined scenarios and spaces, which essentially represent a logical configuration of the building automation and control system, into a network-centric configuration. Then, the system decomposes the network-centric configuration into a physical configuration of each mesh node, resulting in a set of parameters for each mesh node. The commissioning system then transmits the set of parameters, including one or more group addresses, to the applicable mesh node, for each affected mesh node in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Silvair Sp. z o.o.
    Inventors: Szymon Slupik, Adam Gembala, Maciej Witalinski, Piotr Hawranek, Pawel Smietanka, Michal Hobot
  • Patent number: 11132896
    Abstract: A client terminal displays, on a display device, a visual feature of each of a plurality of vehicles passing through an intersection at a location where an incident occurred and map data indicating a passing direction of each of a plurality of vehicles passing through the intersection and sends, in response to a designation of any one of the plurality of vehicles, an instruction to set the designated vehicle as a tracking target vehicle to the server. When the instruction is received, a server specifies a camera of the intersection at which the tracking target vehicle is highly likely to enter next based on at least a current time and a passing direction of the tracking target vehicle at the intersection and sends camera information of the specified camera to the client terminal. When the camera information is received, the client terminal displays, on the display device, a position of a camera corresponding to the camera information to be superimposed on the map data identifiably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rie Sakito, Takeshi Wakako, Takahiro Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11120282
    Abstract: A traffic violation vehicle identification system, a server and a non-transitory recording medium is provided. The traffic violation vehicle identification system includes a first vehicle and a server. The first vehicle is configured to generate a first picture by photographing a traffic light in an travel direction of the first vehicle and an oncoming vehicle or a crossing vehicle at an intersection, and send violation vehicle information including characteristic information about a traffic violation vehicle performing a traffic violation and a first sending picture, to the server, when the first vehicle detects the traffic violation vehicle in the first picture, the first sending picture being at least a part of the first picture including an evidence picture of the traffic violation, the characteristic information being extracted from the first picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11094191
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assisting navigation of traffic participants are described herein. An exemplary method may commence with collecting street object data by at least one sensor mounted on one of a plurality of poles. The street object data may be associated with at least one street object within a range of the at least one sensor. The method may continue with analyzing the street object data and generating street object metadata corresponding to the at least one street object. The method may continue with broadcasting the street object metadata to at least one traffic participant within the range. The street object metadata may be used to provide at least one warning to the at least one traffic participant of traffic conditions to allow the at least one traffic participant to take at least one proactive action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Iurii V. Iuzifovich, Anzhelina Iuzifovich, Natalia Yuzifovich
  • Patent number: 11087154
    Abstract: A traffic violation vehicle identification system, a server and a non-transitory recording medium is provided. The traffic violation vehicle identification system includes a first vehicle and a server. The first vehicle is configured to generate a first picture by photographing a traffic light in an travel direction of the first vehicle and an oncoming vehicle or a crossing vehicle at an intersection, and send violation vehicle information including characteristic information about a traffic violation vehicle performing a traffic violation and a first sending picture, to the server, when the first vehicle detects the traffic violation vehicle in the first picture, the first sending picture being at least a part of the first picture including an evidence picture of the traffic violation, the characteristic information being extracted from the first picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11080530
    Abstract: A method for detecting an elevated object situated within a parking facility, using at least two video cameras that are spatially distributed within the parking facility and whose visual ranges overlap in an overlap area. The method encompasses the following: recording particular video images of the overlap area with the aid of the video cameras; analyzing the recorded video images in order to detect an elevated object in the recorded video images, and ascertaining, based on the recorded video images, whether in the detection of an elevated object the detected elevated object is real. A corresponding system, a parking facility, and a computer program are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Hess, Andreas Lehn, Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 11074770
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method of monitoring a vehicle during commute. The system comprising of one or more camera modules in communication with one or more computation device. A camera module is configured to collect multiple data during the commute including video frames of one or more views, and location, position, direction, orientation, velocity and the combination thereof of the vehicle. The collected data is sent to a computation device where the data is analyzed to identify events and the same will be notified to one or more user device(s). In one embodiment, the communication between the computation device and the camera module may be carried out wirelessly via Wi-Fi where the camera module is configured to act in one or more modes of communication such as an access point (AP) mode or a station (STA) mode or Wi-Fi direct or the combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Lightmetrics Technologies PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Mithun Uliyar, Ravi Shenoy, Soumik Ukil, Krishna A G, Gururaj Putraya, Pushkar Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 11029689
    Abstract: A vehicle control system configured to maintain detection accuracy of an external sensor such as an on-board camera. The vehicle control system is applied to a vehicle that can be operated autonomously. A controller communicates with a database stored on the controller and a database stored on an external facility. The controller changes orientation of a headlamp toward an object detected by an on-board camera, in a case that the headlamp is turned on, and that information about the object detected by the on-board camera is not available in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kensei Hata, Hiroaki Kodera, Takahito Endo, Naoki Harayama, Katsuya Iwazaki, Yushi Seki, Hideaki Komada
  • Patent number: 10964348
    Abstract: A recording control apparatus includes a video data acquisition unit configured to acquire video data obtained by shooting an area around a vehicle, an event detection unit configured to detect an occurrence of a predetermined event in the vehicle, a changing-point determination unit configured to determine whether or not the vehicle has passed a changing point on a traveling road based on a current position information of the vehicle, and a recording control unit configured to, when the event detection unit detects the occurrence of the event, record the video data including a first period as an event recording file in a recording unit, the first period being from a passing time point of the changing point to a detecting time point of the event, the changing point being a point that the vehicle has passed at least a first time earlier than the detecting time point of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Yamada, Toshitaka Murata
  • Patent number: 10949687
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and apparatus for outputting information. A specific embodiment of the method includes: acquiring a driving video of a driving process of a vehicle shot within a preset time period, the driving video including at least one frame of driving image; selecting, from the driving video, a driving image including a face image area of a driver; extracting a facial feature of the driver from the driving image including the face image area of the driver; determining identity information of the driver based on the facial feature of the driver; and outputting the identity information of the driver. This embodiment can quickly determine the identity information of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhaolai Zhong
  • Patent number: 10930148
    Abstract: A method reminds a driver of a motor vehicle about an approach to a light signal apparatus. The method detects a plurality of light signal apparatuses, selects from the plurality of light signal apparatuses in order to select that one which is relevant to a direction of travel of the motor vehicle to determine an assignment of the detected light signal to the motor vehicle, and determines whether the detected light signal from the selected light signal apparatus is a stop light signal. The method generates a stop signal if a stop light signal is detected when the motor vehicle is at a standstill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Vladimir Haltakov, Richard Rau, Artur Russ, Joeran Zeisler
  • Patent number: 10901421
    Abstract: A method and a device for detecting a road boundary are provided. The method includes: sending, at a current detection moment, multiple detection beams to a road where a target vehicle is located by using a detection device installed on the target vehicle; obtaining echo signals of the detection beams reflected by the road; determining target coordinates of detection points on the road corresponding to the detection beams in the same coordinate system based on the echo signals of the detection beams; and determining a road boundary on the road based on the target coordinates of the detection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEUSOFT REACH AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zuotao Ning, Wei Liu, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10899374
    Abstract: A video analytic sensor system and methods for sensing an operating state of a railroad crossing gate processes images to detect and communicate railroad crossing gate position information to non-railroad systems such as vehicular traffic control systems. The sensor system may be retrofit to existing railroad crossing gates and does not require modification to or direct connection with existing railroad systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: THE ISLAND RADAR COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas N. Hilleary
  • Patent number: 10895464
    Abstract: A navigation device that includes: a memory; and a processor that is configured to: acquire route information relating to a planned route to be traveled by a second vehicle of a user having a friendly relationship with a user of a first vehicle, search for a guided route based on a current position of the first vehicle and the route information, such that at least one of the first vehicle or the second vehicle heads toward a common location, and output route guidance information relating to the guided route to at least one of the first vehicle or the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinori Yamada, Takahiro Suzuki, Yosuke Tokuda, Taiki Nakamura, Miyu Tanaka, Kentaro Otokubo
  • Patent number: 10872524
    Abstract: A method for operating a traffic monitoring device. A sensor signal is provided by a sensor device of the traffic monitoring device is first of all read in. An item of information is then generated using the sensor signal. Finally, the information is output to an interface to at least one vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: JENOPTIK Robot GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Kienitz, Katrin Wirz, Siegrun Reis, Martin Schroeder, Lars Ole Keller
  • Patent number: 10872422
    Abstract: An information processing device that can accurately estimate the waiting time in a queue even if the queue is extended is provided. The information processing device includes a calculator that performs a first calculation process for calculating the waiting time of a subject person in the queue on the basis of the time when the subject person detected by a first detector passes through a first line and the time when the subject person detected by a second detector passes through a second line or a second calculation process for calculating the waiting time of a subject person in the queue on the basis of the time when the number of people lined up in the queue including the subject person is acquired by the acquirer and the time when the subject person detected by the second detector passes through the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Oya
  • Patent number: 10855906
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle camera device comprising: a lens unit for inducing respective focal lengths of a plurality of image acquisition regions, divided in the horizontal direction, to be different from each other; an image sensor including a plurality of pixel arrays formed to correspond to the plurality of image acquisition regions, and converting, into an electrical signal, light introduced into each of the plurality of pixel arrays through the lens unit; and a processor for generating an image on the basis of the electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Manhyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10839198
    Abstract: There are provided an object recognition unit of recognizing a target object in sequentially acquired images, a tracking unit of performing tracking on the sequentially acquired images for the recognized target object, and a storage controller of controlling so as to store in a first storage device the sequentially acquired images. The tracking unit further performs tracking for the target object on stored images, that are acquired before the target object is recognized by the object recognition unit in the sequentially acquired images, and are stored in the first storage device. The storage controller controls so as to store in a second storage device different from the first storage device, images in which the target object is tracked by the tracking unit of the sequentially acquired images, and images in which the target object is tracked by the tracking unit of the stored images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisuke Gunji
  • Patent number: 10832699
    Abstract: An example operation includes one or more of associating a transport with an impact in proximity to one or more other transports, transmitting, by a device in proximity to the impact, media related to the impact, receiving, by a server, the media, determining, by the server, one or more sounds based on the media, and associating, by the server, the one or more sounds with one or more of the transport and the one or more other transports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Paul McFarland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10821975
    Abstract: The apparatus includes: a frontward imaging unit configured to capture an image ahead of the moving body; a frontward division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of a division line of a road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a frontward division line shape; a periphery imaging unit configured to capture an image of a periphery of the moving body; a periphery division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of the division line on the road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a periphery division line shape; and a division line shape determination unit configured to determine the shape of the division line on the road surface where the moving body moves, by selecting one from or combining the frontward division line shape and the periphery division line shape, based on first reliability and second reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Noritaka Kokido, Takuya Taniguchi, Nariaki Takehara, Kunio Ueda
  • Patent number: 10822000
    Abstract: A method for providing adaptive localized notification in a vehicle compartment is presented. The method includes detecting a location of an event in a spatial environment adjacent to a first vehicle. The method also includes identifying a notification output device of multiple notification output devices that corresponds to the location of the event. The method further includes outputting, in the vehicle compartment via the notification output device, a notification that is localized to correspond to the location of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Elkins, Daniel Brooks, Selina Pan
  • Patent number: 10821991
    Abstract: A method includes collecting sensor data from a sensor associated with a vehicle, storing the sensor data in a buffer associated with the sensor, wherein the buffer stores an amount of buffer data, analyzing the sensor data for a proximate event trigger. When the proximate event trigger is not detected, the method includes purging a portion of the sensor data exceeding the amount of buffer data. When the proximate event trigger is detected, the method includes stopping the purging of any of the sensor data and storing the sensor data of the buffer and the sensor data associated with the proximate event trigger and sending the sensor data of the buffer and the sensor data associated with the proximate event trigger to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kevin K. Fiedler, Don M. Livesay, Amanda S. Danko, Michael J. Szentes
  • Patent number: 10800330
    Abstract: An around view monitoring apparatus includes: a plurality of cameras; and at least one processor configured to process a plurality of images acquired through the plurality of cameras, wherein one or more of the plurality of cameras include a lens unit configured to form, in each of the acquired images, a first focal length in a first region and a second focal length different from the first focal length in a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyuyeol Chae, Kwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10798145
    Abstract: Described herein are processes to evaluate data streams, for example, to a process and system for verifying whether streaming data content satisfies pre-determined parameter rules. Such rules may be dynamic. User parameters may specify particular parameters to be included in the verification process. For example, a user may use disclosed embodiments to ensure that a particular video stream will play on one or more particular video players. If the content will not play properly, embodiments of the invention provide information to the user and may make suggestions regarding recommended steps to properly qualify the stream. In other embodiments warnings or other alerts are generated and provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Garney
  • Patent number: 10791303
    Abstract: Extensive monitoring areas must often be monitored for security-related monitoring. Particularly the installation and calibration of the cameras is complex. A monitoring module 4 for the visual monitoring of a monitoring area 5 is proposed, having at least three cameras 6 to monitor the monitoring area 5, wherein the monitoring module 4 is configured as strip-shaped and/or bar-shaped, wherein the cameras 6 are arranged at defined camera intervals along a longitudinal extension L of the monitoring module 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Perwass
  • Patent number: 10759440
    Abstract: A safe driving support apparatus may include: an emotion index detection unit configured to detect an emotion index of a driver or passenger, using one or more of vision, voice and behavior of the driver or passenger; a driver risk index detection unit configured to detect a driver risk index using ego vehicle driving information and surrounding environment information of an ego vehicle; a driving difficulty level detection unit configured to detect a driving difficult level depending on a driving position of the ego vehicle; a vehicle driving unit configured to control autonomous driving of the ego vehicle; and a control unit configured to control the vehicle driving unit to drive the ego vehicle to a safe area, according to whether the emotion index, the driver risk index and the driving difficulty level are included in a preset safety area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Hyun Choo
  • Patent number: 10726274
    Abstract: Provided is an investigation assist system including a server communicably connected to a first camera and one or more second cameras; and a client terminal communicably connected to the server. The first camera captures a wide range of an intersection, and the one or more second cameras capture a license plate and a face of a person in a vehicle entering the intersection, and the first camera and the one or more second cameras are arranged at each intersection. The server searches for vehicles using videos captured by the first camera and the one or more second cameras corresponding to an intersection at the location on the date included in the search conditions, specifies a captured image of the escaping vehicle, a license plate of the escaping vehicle and an face of a person in the escaping vehicle, and stores a specified result as investigation information of the suspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hasegawa, Ryutaro Sen, Keiichi Fujiwara, Kosuke Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 10719547
    Abstract: An image retrieval assist device that is communicably connected to an investigation assist device for recording captured images of cameras installed at a plurality of intersections respectively in correlation with camera information and intersection information. The image retrieval assist device has a processor, a communication unit; and a storage that stores an extraction condition of an image for each type of event that has occurred at the intersection, the image indicating a situation at a time of occurrence of the event. The processor accepts an input of event information including the type of event. The processor generates an image retrieval key including the extraction condition according to the input event information. The communication unit transmits the generated image retrieval key to the investigation assist device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Yoshida, Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 10699390
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory having stored thereon instructions executable by the processor to cause the image processing apparatus to perform: calculating, with respect to each of a plurality of captured images obtained by successively capturing a subject, an evaluation index as an index as to whether a capturing condition is appropriate or not for each of a plurality of partial images of the each of the plurality of captured images corresponding to different areas of the subject; selecting the plurality of partial images corresponding to the different areas of the subject from the plurality of captured images based on the evaluation indices of the partial images; and synthesizing the plurality of selected partial images in positions corresponding to partial images in a reference image obtained by capturing the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10650420
    Abstract: Provided is a system and methods for reducing wait time in a store with a plurality of checkout queues. The system includes an item counting device coupled to a shopping cart. The item counting device includes a weigh sensor and a counter, wherein the counter increments by 1 in response to the weigh sensor detecting an increase in weight as an item is placed within the shopping cart. The system includes an efficiency analyzer that determines a historical efficiency of an employee at a checkout register. Additionally, the system includes proximity processor that receives data from a customer through an input device and outputs a proximity of the customer to a queue. The system has a wait time processor that determines the wait time of a plurality of checkout queues and outputs the same to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Oonnikrishnan Puliyelil SivasankaranNair, Pralabh Kumar, Sourit Manna, Pranav Kabra
  • Patent number: 10648834
    Abstract: A ring-shaped magnet arrangement for use in determining a rotational angle of a rotatable shaft. The ring-shaped magnet arrangement being connected to or formed as part of the rotatable shaft for co-rotation with the rotatable shaft around a rotational axis. The ring-shaped magnet arrangement includes a first ring portion including a first wedge surface and a second ring portion including a second wedge surface. The first wedge surface and the second wedge surface form a wedge in a sensor facing end of the ring-shaped magnet arrangement. The sensor facing end is axially opposite a radial end of the ring-shaped magnet arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Udo Ausserlechner
  • Patent number: 10587845
    Abstract: An information processing system of the present invention includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire identification information for identifying a moving object present in a shot image based on the shot image; a specifying unit configured to specify position information representing a position of the moving object present in the shot image based on the shot image; and an estimating unit configured to estimate a position of the moving object based on the identification information and the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Nasu
  • Patent number: 10549751
    Abstract: A transmitting device is mountable in a vehicle. A first detector detects entry of another vehicle into vicinity of a vehicle mounted with the transmitting device. A second detector detects stabilization in a relationship between the other vehicle and the vehicle after the first detector detects the entry. A recording unit records a vehicle behavior of the vehicle from timing when the first detector detects the entry of the other vehicle to timing when the second detector detects the stabilization in the relationship between the other vehicle and the vehicle. A transmitter transmits the vehicle behavior recorded in the recording unit after the second detector detects the stabilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hayashi Ito, Kouji Takahashi