Vehicle Control, Guidance, Operation, Or Indication Patents (Class 701/1)
  • Patent number: 10661654
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display of a vehicle infotainment system may include: establishing, by a controller of the vehicle infotainment system, a wireless communication session with a first user device; receiving, by the controller, an indication of a representative color from the first user device via the established wireless communication session; and controlling, by the controller, the vehicle infotainment system such that a display screen of a display device of the vehicle infotainment system displays the representative color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Nimmagadda Adithya, Bedudoori Bharath Kumar, Chimtam Pavan Kumar, Vemula Sudheer Kumar, Behara Vineet
  • Patent number: 10664152
    Abstract: An input apparatus for vehicle includes a display origin displaying unit, a finger detector, an axial position detector, and a display content selector. The axial position detector causes positions of respective fingers of a driver, detected by the finger detector provided on a steering wheel rim in a circumferential direction thereof, to correspond to axial positions in respective first and second directions of axial directions set to a display. The first and second axial directions are respectively set corresponding to first and second directions of directions, starting from a second origin, in the circumferential direction. The second origin is set to the steering wheel rim and corresponds to a first origin displayed on the display. The display content selector selects a content displayed on the display, on the basis of an intersection of the axial positions in the respective axial directions brought into the correspondence by the axial position detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10664749
    Abstract: Described is a system for storing and retrieving a memory in context. A memory formed for a given context is encoded in a neural model of the entorhinal-hippocampal system, forming a context-appropriate memory. The context-appropriate memory is comprised of an association between presented environmental cues and presence of a rewarded event. The system is able to discriminate between environmental cues in an environment surrounding a vehicle and retrieve at least one encoded context-appropriate memory. Using the at least one retrieved encoded context-appropriate memory, the system determines whether to initiate a collision avoidance operation to cause the vehicle to proactively avoid a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Praveen K. Pilly, Michael D. Howard, Rajan Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 10656201
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device performs processing based on a user program by using a user program, which is used in a normal mode, as an analysis program and making a plurality of peripheral circuits having the same function operate in lock-step where the plurality of peripheral circuits operate in the identical manner, and makes failure diagnosis of the peripheral circuits by determining match or mismatch of a plurality of analysis information respectively obtained from the plurality of peripheral circuits operating in lock-step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Lee, Tetsuya Kokubun, Yutaka Nakadai, Kenji Shiozawa, Yoshihide Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10657804
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described for updating a geographic database based on road object probabilities. For example, an initial value set for an existence probability that a road object exists is determined. Observation data collected from sensors of vehicles are received. A total quantity of the observation data include a first quantity of vehicles that observed a presence of the road object and a second quantity of the vehicles observed an absence of the road object. A presence probability indicative of a likelihood that observation data accurately describe the road object and an absence probability indicative of a likelihood that observation data accurately describe the road object are calculated to determine an updated value for the existence probability. A geographic database is updated in response to the comparison of the updated value for the existence probability to a threshold confidence level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Gavril Giurgiu, Anton Anastassov, Dongwook Jang, Joshua Thompson
  • Patent number: 10656269
    Abstract: A parallel running vehicle detecting apparatus is provided, which includes a first distance sensor for detecting distance of an object in a first detection area on a rear lateral side of a vehicle, a second distance sensor for detecting distance of an object in a second detection area, a parallel running vehicle detector for detecting a parallel running vehicle based on detections of the first and second distance sensors, and a storage for storing a detection distance history of the second distance sensor. The parallel running vehicle detector is provided with multiple determination conditions for determining whether the object detected by the first distance sensor is the parallel running vehicle, and changes the parallel running vehicle determination condition based on the detection distance history stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: SOKEN, INC., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu Matsuura, Akio Nakano, Tooru Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10654488
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing an acceleration boost. The acceleration boosting system provides or outputs a boosted acceleration. The acceleration boosting system includes a communication device, a navigation unit or a first sensor that is configured to obtain acceleration information. The acceleration boosting system includes a second sensor that is configured to detect or measure an applied force of an accelerator pedal. The applied force corresponds to a first amount of energy that is used to power or propel the vehicle. The acceleration boosting system includes an electronic control unit that is configured to determine that the acceleration information indicates that a driver should accelerate. The electronic control unit is configured to determine that the accelerator pedal is depressed within a threshold time limit of the indication and cause a second amount of energy to be converted to move or propel multiple wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Chow, Shannon Wrobel, Abril Galang
  • Patent number: 10654463
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus (12) has: a setting device (122) for setting a first target position (31) on the basis of a first sign object (21), if the first sign object requesting a vehicle (1) to stop is detected; and a supporting device (123) for performing a first deceleration control for decelerating the vehicle to a first target speed before the vehicle reaches the first target position, if a second sign object (22) representing a stop position is detected during a period when the first decelerating control is performed, the setting device sets a second target position (32) on the basis of the second sign object and the supporting device performs a second decelerating control for decelerating the vehicle to a second target speed before the vehicle reaches the second target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiko Adachi
  • Patent number: 10647322
    Abstract: A backward driving assist apparatus for a vehicle may include: a vehicle speed sensor configured to measure a vehicle speed by counting a wheel pulse of a wheel; a steering angle sensor configured to measure a steering angle of a steering wheel; a yaw rate sensor configured to measure a yaw rate of the vehicle during driving; a driving trace storage configured to store driving trace data generated during forward driving; and a controller configured to estimate the position of the ego vehicle, interpolate the driving trace data generated at each preset distance, store the driving trace data in the driving trace storage, read the driving trace data from the driving trace storage during backward driving, generate a target steering angle by compensating for a direction angle error from the ego vehicle position, and output the target steering angle to an MDPS controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Je Seok Kim, Jeong Ku Kim
  • Patent number: 10648825
    Abstract: A pulse wave measuring apparatus includes a light emitter that illuminates with light having an amount an area containing a part of skin of a user staying in a vehicle, an imager that captures an image of the area, a controller that obtains a driving route from a departure point of the vehicle to a destination point of the vehicle, obtains an estimated time at which the vehicle passes through a location along the driving route, predicts an incident amount of sun light that enters the vehicle at the location at the estimated time, and calculates the amount under a condition that a sum of the predicted incident amount and the amount is a constant value, and a pulse wave calculator that calculates a pulse wave of the user using the image, and outputs pulse wave information of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetsugu Maekawa, Kenta Murakami, Mototaka Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10640147
    Abstract: A method for operating a lane-keeping assistance system of a vehicle includes: detecting at least two lane markings in a traffic space ahead of the vehicle using a sensor system; recognizing the separation of a primary lane into a first secondary lane and a second secondary lane based on the at least two detected lane markings; selecting one of the secondary lanes, including detecting and analyzing a signal representing an instantaneous driver intention; calculating a target trajectory of the selected secondary lane; activating a steering device of the vehicle for guiding the vehicle along the calculated target trajectory of the selected secondary lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Chengxuan Fu
  • Patent number: 10635912
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, systems, and apparatuses for virtual sensor data generation and more particularly relates to generation of virtual sensor data for training and testing models or algorithms to detect objects or obstacles. A method for generating virtual sensor data includes simulating, using one or more processors, a three-dimensional (3D) environment comprising one or more virtual objects. The method includes generating, using one or more processors, virtual sensor data for a plurality of positions of one or more sensors within the 3D environment. The method includes determining, using one or more processors, virtual ground truth corresponding to each of the plurality of positions, wherein the ground truth comprises a dimension or parameter of the one or more virtual objects. The method includes storing and associating the virtual sensor data and the virtual ground truth using one or more processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ashley Elizabeth Micks, Venkatapathi Raju Nallapa, Harpreetsingh Banvait, Scott Vincent Myers
  • Patent number: 10632969
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a vehicle-mounted device and a mobile device portable by a user. The vehicle-mounted device permits a predetermined operation on a vehicle based on a response signal transmitted from the mobile device in response to a request signal from the vehicle-mounted device. The vehicle-mounted device includes a first communication device performing a wireless communication with the mobile device under a predetermined communication protocol different from that of the request signal. The mobile device includes: a second communication device performing the wireless communication with the first communication device; and a response control unit that responds to the request signal under a condition that the mobile device is located in a communication range of the first communication device and the wireless communication between the first communication device and the second communication device is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10634200
    Abstract: A method and a system for controlling a backlash of a powertrain included in a vehicle in connection with a gear shifting operation is presented. The method comprises: controlling, in connection with a first gear shifting operation, a clutch included in the powertrain to a slipping position, in which slipping position the clutch transfers a slipping torque that is less than a torque being transferred in a closed position for the clutch; analyzing a change of a rotational speed for an input shaft of a gearbox included in the powertrain; determining a position for the clutch, for which position the change of the rotational speed has a value corresponding to a backlash torque, the backlash torque having a predetermined value for eliminating the backlash; and utilizing the determined clutch position for controlling the clutch in connection with a second subsequent gear shifting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Scania CV AB
    Inventors: Jonas Udd, Anders Kjell
  • Patent number: 10627252
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for assisting a pilot of an aircraft. The device includes a processing unit which: acquires flight parameters of the aircraft, transmitted by a communications unit of the aircraft and records these flight parameters in a memory of the pilot assistance device; acquires behavioral information corresponding to a model of behavior of the aircraft, transmitted by a ground station, and records this behavioral information in the memory of the pilot assistance device; determines an indicator of the quality of flying of the aircraft as a function of at least a portion of the flight parameters recorded in the memory and of at least a portion of the behavioral information recorded in the memory; and control the display of the flying quality indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus SAS
    Inventors: Lionel Delle-Vedove, Simon Szydlowski
  • Patent number: 10625740
    Abstract: A vehicle computer includes a memory and a processor programmed to execute instructions stored in the memory. The instructions include determining a first lane center, autonomously operating a host vehicle relative to the first lane center, detecting a change in the first lane center to a second lane center, selecting a filter, and applying the filter while transitioning autonomous operation of the host vehicle from the first lane center to the second lane center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Nitendra Nath, Aaron L. Mills, Danielle Rosenblatt
  • Patent number: 10628673
    Abstract: Systems and methods of quickly recognizing or differentiating many objects are presented. Contemplated systems include an object model database storing recognition models associated with known modeled objects. The object identifiers can be indexed in the object model database based on recognition features derived from key frames of the modeled object. Such objects are recognized by a recognition engine at a later time. The recognition engine can construct a recognition strategy based on a current context where the recognition strategy includes rules for executing one or more recognition algorithms on a digital representation of a scene. The recognition engine can recognize an object from the object model database, and then attempt to identify key frame bundles that are contextually relevant, which can then be used to track the object or to query a content database for content information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Kamil Wnuk, Bing Song, Matheen Siddiqui, David McKinnon, Jeremi Sudol, Patrick Soon-Shiong, Orang Dialameh
  • Patent number: 10620633
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of achieving an autonomous mobile system that is provided with a means for safe two-way traffic or overtaking if the crossing or approach of travel paths arises with respect to another party such as a pedestrian, bicycle or the like during autonomous travel over a designated reference path in an environment in which mobile obstacles such as pedestrians, bicycles and the like moving in free directions are present in public or in a facility. To solve this problem, in the present invention, it is necessary before an approach to induce circumstances such that mutual motion is defined and to obtain defining information of the movement of the other party, thereby maintaining uniform circumstances when passing nearby such that no large changes in course are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenjiro Yamamoto, Ryoko Ichinose
  • Patent number: 10618508
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a vehicle includes: a decider; and a rotation speed controller. The decider is configured to decide on a basis of a traveling state of the vehicle that a wheel which is spun is coupled to a drive source to increase a number of driving wheels. The rotation speed controller is configured to decide increase a rotation speed of the drive source in advance in accordance with an information of a vehicle behavior unstableness degree which is acquired from an outside of the vehicle before the wheel is coupled to the drive source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ienaga, Shinichi Sakaguchi, Takahiro Kobayashi, Takeshi Yoneda, Junya Ogasahara
  • Patent number: 10621801
    Abstract: To provide a drive information recording device capable of recording drive information including steering torque, a steering angle, and flag information capable of recognizing whether or not automatic driving control is performed, as drive information related to steering, and an electric power steering device including the same. A drive information recording device includes a storage device, a camera, an impact detection sensor, a display device, and a drive information recording control unit, and the drive information recording control unit records, in the storage device, drive information in which information including inputted steering torque, vehicle speed, input shaft rotational angle, output shaft rotational angle, motor rotational angle, first current command value and second current command value, steering angle, steering angle command value, and a mode flag is associated with inputted captured image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kikuta, Takahiro Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10623202
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling network traffic for a network in a device that has a plurality of units, including one or more provider and recipient units. The recipient units are configured to send respective subscription requests for data originating from the provider units. A controller is programmed to enter an initial phase when at least one initial condition is met. A repeat phase is entered when a list of currently active subscription is received. In the repeat phase, the controller is configured to monitor the network for a respective timing checking request sent by the provider units. When the controller receives a timing checking request, the controller stores the request in the queue module as respective queue member. The controller is configured to perform a timing analysis test on a selected member of the queue module and control the device based partly on the timing analysis test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Taeju Park, Soheil Samii, Prachi Joshi
  • Patent number: 10622846
    Abstract: A position alignment method for position alignment between a position alignment apparatus including a reception pad and a magnetic field detection apparatus including a transmission pad which performs wireless power transfer (WPT) includes: connecting, by the position alignment apparatus, to the magnetic field detection apparatus using wireless communication, wherein at least one antenna is located in the transmission pad; radiating, by the position alignment apparatus, at least one magnetic field using at least one antenna located in the reception pad; receiving, by the position alignment apparatus, magnetic field measurement values from the magnetic field detection apparatus; and obtaining, by the position alignment apparatus, information indicating a positional difference between the reception pad and the transmission pad by comparing the magnetic field measurement values with previously-stored reference values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Jae Yong Seong
  • Patent number: 10621799
    Abstract: A controller provided at an information processing apparatus is configured to acquire information indicating driving history regarding traveling of a vehicle, specify a traveling section having a distance equal to or longer than a predetermined distance, in which the vehicle repeatedly travels at a frequency equal to or higher than a predetermined frequency, on the basis of the information indicating the driving history, and send a notification to a driver of the vehicle for encouraging the driver to provide ride sharing using the vehicle in the specified traveling section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Okabe, Hiroaki Sakurai, Kazuaki Takemura, Kengo Takeuchi, Kaori Sakai, Hideo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10611368
    Abstract: Example implementations involve systems and methods to control the ego vehicle to trace connected plural curved paths, which are calculated as the movement of the vehicle against vertical repulsive force from straight or curved walls, and connected continuously at the joints, and differentiable by position at the joints. Further, the repulsion force acts as deceleration force and lateral force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10607425
    Abstract: A vehicle electronic logging device (ELD) hour-of-service (HoS) audit and correction guidance system provides preemptive pre-violation and violation alerts and interactive vehicle log entry correction guidance for commercial vehicle operations regulatory compliance. The vehicle ELD HoS audit and correction guidance system incorporates in-vehicle sensor data output values that are machine-interpreted by a vehicle OBD device, a driver's on-duty or off-duty confirmation entries, and other driver log adjustments to analyze an electronically-generated vehicle log. Subsequently, the system determines whether some log entries are anomalous and indicative of driver log entry or adjustment errors, which may result in commercial vehicle regulatory violation if left uncorrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Truelite Trace, Inc.
    Inventor: Sung Bok Kwak
  • Patent number: 10599160
    Abstract: A process of operating a materials handling vehicle based upon tasks comprises receiving an operator login of an operator and wirelessly transmitting an identification of the operator to a remote server based upon the received operator login. Further, an operation on the materials handling vehicle by the operator is monitored to derive operational information communicated across a materials handling vehicle network bus of the materials handling vehicle. The operational information is then wirelessly transmitted to the remote server. An instruction that is derived from blending a task related activity associated with the operator login and the operational information is wirelessly received from the server. A command, based on the received instruction, is communicated across the vehicle network bus to an electronic component on the materials handling vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy A. Wellman, Dean E. Winner
  • Patent number: 10600146
    Abstract: A method automatically verifies information to ensure it is rendered correctly on a display screen. The method generates an electronic configuration file that controls the interactions between a graphics monitoring unit and a system application stored in an electronic memory. The method retrieves data stored in a portion of a display's memory that holds the content of a screen image to be rendered on the display screen and compares the data stored in a portion of a display's memory with second data provided by the system application to verify that the screen image is displayed on the display screen correctly. The method transmits the results of the comparison to the system application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Christopher Lee, Christopher William Lewis Hobbs
  • Patent number: 10599420
    Abstract: In some examples, a service receives releases including machine-readable instructions from different vendors, the releases for respective controller units of a vehicle. The service communicates the releases wirelessly to the vehicle to update machine-readable instructions executing on the respective controller units of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: 2236008 ONTARIO INC.
    Inventors: Spencer Leavitt George Quin, Christopher Scott Travers, Paul Streatch, Roger Francis Maclean
  • Patent number: 10599801
    Abstract: A logic model of a nonvolatile memory device is commonly used in high order synthesis and a logic simulation. Further, the logic model of the nonvolatile memory device divides a one-time rewriting request area of the nonvolatile memory device into a plurality of areas, and rewrites each of the divided areas in a time division manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Kawano
  • Patent number: 10597032
    Abstract: A vehicle speed control system for a vehicle having a plurality of wheels, the vehicle speed control system comprising one or more electronic control units configured to carry out a method that includes applying torque to at least one of the plurality of wheels, detecting a slip event between any one or more of the wheels and the ground over which the vehicle is travelling when the vehicle is in motion and providing a slip detection output signal in the event thereof. The method carried out by the one or more electronic control units further includes receiving a user input of a target speed at which the vehicle is intended to travel and maintaining the vehicle at the target speed independently of the slip detection output signal by adjusting the amount of torque applied to the at least one of the plurality of wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventors: James Kelly, Andrew Fairgrieve, Daniel Woolliscroft
  • Patent number: 10599688
    Abstract: An application programming interface (API) for automatically providing digital maps to third-party software applications is provided. The API is configured to (i) receive a string of alphanumeric characters from a third-party software application that executes independently of a map service, (ii) automatically determine whether the string is consistent with one or more indications of geographic locations, (iii) when the string is consistent with an indication of a geographic location, determine whether a digital map of a geographic area including the indicated geographic location should be generated, and (iv) in response to determining that the digital map should be generated, receive the digital from the map service and provide the digital map to the third-party software application for display via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Bailiang Zhou, Kenneth Richard Hoetmer
  • Patent number: 10587989
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a display including selectable indicia related to a plurality of mobile devices operable to enable a user to select a one of the plurality. The vehicle includes a controller configured to limit internet protocol traffic of the one traversing through a wireless access point within the vehicle to preserve quality of service for messages sent via the wireless access point related to the impact. The limitation is responsive to impact of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chad Bednar, Mahmoud Abdelhamid
  • Patent number: 10585755
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a central processing unit (CPU). The CPU includes a plurality of cores and restarting means. The plurality of cores includes at least a first core and a second core. The first core includes active monitoring means for actively monitoring an abnormality of the second core. The second core includes passive monitoring means for passively monitoring an abnormality of the first core. The restarting means restarts the CPU in response to detection of the abnormality of the first core or the second core by one of the active monitoring means and the passive monitoring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10588025
    Abstract: A system and method including scanning a plurality of radio channels, via a radio scanning modem, in a shared communication frequency band for a plurality of base transceiver station (BTS) systems operating a first wireless link protocol within communication range of a wireless interface for an anchor BTS, detecting a BTS load for each detected BTS systems of the first wireless link protocol operating on each radio channel in a wireless neighborhood, receiving data scanned for the BTS load for detected BTS systems of a second wireless link protocol in the wireless neighborhood, and preparing a radiofrequency band local QoS report for at least one detected BTS system of the first wireless link protocol and at least one detected BTS system of the second wireless link protocol in the shared communication frequency band of the wireless neighborhood for unlicensed broadcast to a user mobile information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Will A. Egner, Liam B. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10588009
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for determining to transmit an invitation to join a vehicular mesh network based on a pedestrian safety message (PSM message) according to some embodiments. A method, according to some embodiments includes receiving, by a first dedicated short range communication (DSRC) radio, a PSM message that is broadcast by a second DSRC radio that is operable to broadcast the PSM message. The method includes transmitting, by the first DSRC radio, a wireless message to the second DSRC radio which includes an invitation, wherein the wireless message is transmitted responsive to receipt of the PSM message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Gaurav Bansal, Hongsheng Lu, John Kenney
  • Patent number: 10586294
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a computer-implemented method and system for ordering food remotely or from a vehicle for pick-up or delivery by providing the use of an application on a mobile device that provides information that allows the ordering. The computer-implemented method and system may include an order in advance application that allows a user or the system automatically to place an order based on previous orders. The computer-implemented method and system may also allow for the electronic payment for the food. Telematics information regarding the user and/or the vehicle may be utilized to provide information regarding a user's location, velocity, route, and destination. The computer-implemented method and system may utilize this telematics information to provide a prioritized ranked list of restaurants for the user. The computer-implemented method and system may utilize insurance information to provide additional features and enhance the mobile food order method and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Wilson, Edward A. Biemer
  • Patent number: 10578863
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a heads up display, comprising: a projector, which is configured to project light to a preset region to form a projected image; an environment color acquisition device, which is configured to acquire an environment color of a background region corresponding to the preset region, wherein the background region is an external region observable through the preset region from an observer's position; and a controller, comprising a color control unit, the color control unit being configured to control a color of light projected by the projector according to the environment color, such that a color of the projected image and the environment color are distinguished from each other. Accordingly, the present disclosure further provides a heads up display method and a traveling apparatus. The present disclosure can enable a driver to always see displayed image clearly in various environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanjie Xu, Weiyun Huang
  • Patent number: 10580298
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to providing vehicles in the real world with instructions while operating on a roadway portion. The roadway portion may be one or more lanes in a segment of a roadway. A first set of vehicles may be equipped with a communication device for communication with one or more servers configured to provide instructions and/or other information. One or more objects at or near the roadway portion may be identified. A presence of first object not in the first set of vehicles may be detected. The first object may not include a communication device. A warning notification may be provided to vehicles at or near the roadway portion when the first object is detected. Instructions to perform one or more driving maneuvers may be provided to vehicles at or near the roadway portion when the first object is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Amacker
  • Patent number: 10576987
    Abstract: A drive assist apparatus, including a skill detecting unit detecting a driving skill of a driver of a vehicle, a biometric information acquiring unit acquiring a biometric information of the driver, a feeling estimating unit estimating a feeling of the driver based on the biometric information acquired, a plan generating unit generating a drive plan based on the driving skill detected and the feeling estimated, and a plan presentation unit presenting the drive plan generated to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Murata
  • Patent number: 10571281
    Abstract: A method executed by a computer includes outputting, by a processor, information representing a position of a spot that is ahead, in a traveling direction of a vehicle, of an occurrence spot on the basis of a position of the occurrence spot and the traveling direction of the vehicle at an occurrence time of an incident of a sudden stepping on a brake, the occurrence spot being of the incident of the sudden stepping on the brake and the position of the occurrence spot and the traveling direction of the vehicle having been determined on the basis of acceleration and a position measured by a sensor provided to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Kentaro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10573012
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for generating one or more three dimensional (3D) images of a vehicle and/or a baseline image for that vehicle. The system may receive 3D images of a plurality of vehicles of a same type (e.g., same make, model, year, etc.) and generate a 3D image of a baseline vehicle for vehicles of that same type based on 3D images of the plurality of vehicles of the particular type. The system may use a 3D image of the baseline vehicle to determine a characteristic of another vehicle, such as a modification made to the vehicle, damage to the vehicle, cost to repair the vehicle or replace parts of the vehicle, a value of the vehicle, an insurance quote for the vehicle, etc. In some aspects, the 3D images may optionally comprise 3D point clouds, and 3D laser scanners may be used to capture 3D images of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Stephen M. Collins, Randolph Kwan
  • Patent number: 10564297
    Abstract: Elevation data obtained from a terrain database is a measurement in an inertial navigation system for land vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Van Wyck Loomis
  • Patent number: 10564637
    Abstract: An electronic signoff system for vehicle departure readiness is provided which may include, but is not limited to, a wireless e-signoff management system, the wireless e-signoff management system configured to generate a workflow for a turnaround of the vehicle, transmit one or more tasks to each of a plurality of personal electronic devices, receive an indication that one of the tasks has been completed when the personal electronic device reads a task completion component associated with the task, update a dashboard corresponding to the workflow after each task is completed, transmit a notification to any subscribing electronic device, the notification including the data from the dashboard, receive, from an electronic device associated with the turnaround coordinator, final signoff notification when the vehicle is ready to depart, and transmit the final signoff notification to the at least one of the subscribing electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Balasubramanyam Ravindranath, Sreekumar Thekkuttu Pisharam, David B. Goldstein, Ranga Udipi
  • Patent number: 10565886
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed to evaluating potential loss of separation are provided. The method continuously receives a host status data, as well as traffic flight information for neighbor traffic. Responsive to a controller pilot data link communication (CPDLC) message with a flight profile change, the method continues by processing the host aircraft status data and the traffic flight information, to (i) construct a modified host flight path based on incorporating the host profile change without delay, and (ii) construct a neighbor aircraft trajectory for a neighbor aircraft. The method processes the modified host flight path and the neighbor aircraft trajectory with loss of separation (LOS) rules, to identify a potential loss of separation (LOS) event. Responsive to identifying the potential LOS event, the method continues by annunciating information describing the potential LOS and its location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kantha Chikkegowda, Balasubramanyam Ravindranath, Shrinath Joshi, Thomas Judd
  • Patent number: 10565593
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for accumulating and maintaining funds (e.g., money, a money proxy or a combination thereof) in a vehicle maintenance savings account. The account funds may be used to pay for the costs of maintaining and/or operating a vehicle (e.g., costs of maintenance and operation associated with ownership, leasing or renting a vehicle) and/or driver safety. For instance, the balance of the account may be used to pay for driver's education, driver's safety courses, attention improvement/maintenance courses, visual acuity improvement/maintenance courses, vehicle maintenance, repair, inspections, registration, check-ups, replacement parts, emissions testing, government stickers, taxes, license plates, insurance premiums, insurance deductibles, safety products, sensors/monitors, disposal fees, new vehicles of a certain type, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michael P. Aabram, Grady Irey
  • Patent number: 10562535
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for collecting and evaluating powered vehicle operation utilizing on-board diagnostic components and location determining components or systems. The invention creates one or more databases whereby identifiable behavior or evaluative characteristics can be analyzed or categorized. The evaluation can include predicting likely future events. The database can be correlated or evaluated with other databases for a wide variety of uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Joseph Patrick Phelan, Johannes A. Perquin
  • Patent number: 10562539
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for transferring control of one or more vehicle functions from a driver HUD to a passenger HUD. An example vehicle includes a driver HUD, a passenger HUD, and a processor. The processor is configured for enabling control of one or more vehicle functions via the driver HUD responsive to determining that the vehicle speed is below a threshold. The processor is also configured for transitioning control of the one or more vehicle functions from the driver HUD to the passenger HUD responsive to determining that the vehicle speed has increased above the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alyssa Chatten, Vivekanandh Elangovan, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Ali Hassani, Laura Viviana Hazebrouck, Thomas Joseph Hermann, Erick Michael Lavoie
  • Patent number: 10558502
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a software application runtime having dynamic evaluation functions and parameters. A dynamic evaluation engine of an application's runtime accepts evaluation requests from methods of a software application. A request can be associated with an identifier for a method of the software application. The method identifier can be associated with one or more dynamic evaluation functions having one or more dynamic evaluation parameters. When the dynamic evaluation engine receives a request from an application method, the dynamic evaluation engine can determine the one or more current dynamic evaluation functions or parameters to use with the request. The dynamic evaluation engine can return an evaluation result to the method. The dynamic evaluation engine can be in communication with a repository, such as a central repository, providing a unique mechanism to look up dynamic evaluation functions and parameters, which can be imported into the application's runtime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Vipul Gupta
  • Patent number: 10552573
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system, method and tangible memory operable to cloud-source vehicle simulation data. The method may include developing a vehicle dynamics model and a control software model for a proposed vehicle. The method may include developing a road model for generating a virtual test environment for testing a virtual vehicle simulating the proposed vehicle, the virtual vehicle being built based on the vehicle dynamics model and the control software model. The method may include compiling an executable file based on the vehicle dynamics model, the control model and the road model. The method may include distributing a plurality of copies of the executable file to a plurality of client devices. The method may include receiving a set of vehicle simulation data from the plurality of client devices. The set of vehicle simulation data may describe a performance of the virtual vehicle in the test environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamaura, Shinichi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10555041
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods related to a voice recognition system, a voice recognition server and a control method of a display apparatus, are provided. More particularly, apparatuses and methods relate to a voice recognition system which performs a voice recognition function by using at least one of a current usage status with respect to the display apparatus and a function that is currently performed by the display apparatus. A voice recognition system includes: a voice receiver which receives a voice command; and a controller which determines at least one from among a current usage status with respect to a display apparatus and a function currently performed by the display apparatus, determines an operation corresponding to the received voice command by using at least one from among the determined current usage status and the function currently performed by the display apparatus, and performs the determined operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong-min Sim, Do-wan Kim