Vehicle Control, Guidance, Operation, Or Indication Patents (Class 701/1)
  • Patent number: 11366135
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for GNSS statistical speed calibration An example vehicle includes a wheel, a speed sensor for determining a first vehicle speed, an inertial sensor, and a processor. The processor may be configured for determining a second vehicle speed based on information from the inertial sensor and information from a satellite based system, determining that a difference between the first and second vehicle speeds is statistically significant, and responsively adjusting a value of the radius of the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Anthon Mueller, Gregory William Farrey, David A. Herman, Christopher Henderson, Boris Gorovets
  • Patent number: 11366655
    Abstract: A power tool system includes a power tool and a cloud sever configured to receive an upgrading file for upgrading the power tool. The power tool is adapted for wireless communication with the cloud server and includes a motor, a driving module for driving the motor, a control module for outputting a control signal to the driving module, and an IoT module for establishing a wireless communication link between the power tool and the cloud server. The IoT module, the driving module and control module share a bus, and the upgrading file is simultaneously distributed to the control module and/or the driving module through the bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Nanjing Chervon Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dezhong Yang, Zhao Hu, Dongyue Wang, Yang Wang, Yunfeng Hu
  • Patent number: 11367215
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a positive azimuth towing guidance method for road rescue equipment based on license plate corner features. The method combines a structure of the road rescue equipment and characteristics of a positive azimuth towing operation. First, an image of an operation area is collected by installing a camera, and grayscale processing and Gaussian smooth filtering are performed on the image; corner detection is performed on the smoothed grayscale image, and preference is implemented according to corner strengths; hierarchical clustering is performed on the preferred corners; an effective corner set of license plate characters is sorted out to implement license plate locating; and then towing guidance is implemented according to a license plate locating result, to improve the rescue efficiency of the road rescue equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xu Li, Jiwen Cao, Peizhou Ni, Kun Wei
  • Patent number: 11368471
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a system associated with a vehicle are provided. One of the systems includes one or more electronic control units (ECUs) connected to a controller area network (CAN) bus, one or more infotainment devices, and a security gateway coupled to the one or more ECUs via the CAN bus and connected to the one or more infotainment devices. The security gateway may be configured to receive signals from the CAN bus and the one or more infotainment devices and detect a security event based at least in part on received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Voyager Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Yi, Alexander Burt, Jiang Zhang, Fengmin Gong
  • Patent number: 11364894
    Abstract: A vehicle includes at least one speaker, a camera configured to obtain a passenger's image, and a controller. The controller is configured to identify the passenger, to search for the identified passenger and emotion tag information related to a sound source output through the at least one speaker, and to control the at least one speaker or obtain passenger's emotional information according to the search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seok-young Youn, Jimin Han, Jia Lee, Kye Yoon Kim, Seunghyun Woo
  • Patent number: 11364912
    Abstract: If an external environment recognition unit recognizes a traffic signal indicating a stop instruction at a point in time when a distance detection unit detects a distance less than or equal to a first distance, an operation determination unit performs deceleration control at a first rate of deceleration at a point in time when the distance detection unit detects a distance less than or equal to a second distance shorter than the first distance, and if the external environment recognition unit does not recognize the traffic signal at the point in time when the distance detection unit detects the distance less than or equal to the first distance, the operation determination unit performs the deceleration control at a second rate of deceleration smaller than the first rate of deceleration at the point in time when the distance detection unit detects the distance less than or equal to the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shun Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 11368371
    Abstract: Systems and methods include receiving visual representations of components in network elements in a network; responsive to training a machine learning model to evaluate the visual representations, analyzing the visual representations using the machine learning model to determine a status of the components; and providing the status of the components to an inventory application for any of updating the inventory application and reconciling existing data in the inventory application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Marek Gimza, Aung Htay, Paul Hudgins, Hari Pabbati
  • Patent number: 11361659
    Abstract: A traffic light-based vehicle speed induction method and system, and a vehicle. The vehicle speed induction method comprises: obtaining the position of an intersection ahead having traffic lights, the current position of vehicle travelling, the current moment, and a time parameter of the traffic lights; determining the distance between the vehicle and the traffic light intersection according to the position of the traffic light intersection and the current position of vehicle travelling; determining an effective time interval for the vehicle to continue travelling according to the time parameter of the traffic lights and the current moment of vehicle travelling; and determining an induction speed range of vehicle travelling according to the distance and the effective time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: IE-CHENG TECHNOLOGY (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11358594
    Abstract: A yaw angle return controller is configured to end first yaw angle return control at a predetermined time when a value which is calculated by adding yaw angle detected by a lane recognition device at a predetermined time and an estimated yaw angle change amount is the same as yaw angle at lane change start time under a state where the first yaw angle return control is being executed. The predetermined time comes after the first start time and before the first finish time. The estimated yaw angle change amount is calculated by multiplying the yaw rate detected by a yaw rate sensor at the predetermined time by a predetermined time period for foreseeing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shota Fujii
  • Patent number: 11359956
    Abstract: A method, for evaluating the variation in the dynamic load borne by a tire comprising a front axle and a rear axle, comprises steps during which: the pressure of the air contained inside the tire is measured, a difference in load borne by the tire is determined as a function of the transfer of the total load of the vehicle between axles and of the position of the tire on the vehicle and, using a tire model that is preestablished, a pressure differential is determined, a corrected pressure value is determined, on the basis of the corrected pressure values, a reference pressure is determined, and the difference between the measured pressure in the reference pressure is calculated, and the variation in dynamic load borne by the tire is determined on the basis of the model of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventor: Vincent Lemineur
  • Patent number: 11363409
    Abstract: Aspects discussed herein relate to providing alerts to a community of devices located in or near a geographic are such as a building or property. The alerts override any alert-inhibiting state of the mobile device to deliver audio, visual, and/or haptic alerts in emergency situations. The communication and emergency alert system may be used to communicate with many different communities of people. Moreover, certain individuals may be members of more than one community at the same time, and the communities themselves may change over time based both on the user's preferences and on their physical locations. User interaction with their mobile devices and/or provided alerts can be monitored and tracked to determine engagement with the emergency alert system. Additional alerts can be provided on other devices associated with the user until the user is confirmed to have received the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: IN-TELLIGENT PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventor: Allan C. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 11351830
    Abstract: A method of producing an anti-roll moment distribution module for a vehicle comprises determining understeer characteristics of the vehicle, determining a maximum lateral acceleration of the vehicle, adjusting understeer characteristics of the vehicle based on the maximum lateral acceleration, determining reference understeer characteristics, determining a plurality of reference yaw rates based on (i) the maximum lateral acceleration and (ii) the reference understeer characteristics using a non-linear quasi static vehicle model, storing the plurality of reference yaw rates in a first look up table in the anti-roll moment distribution module, determining a plurality of feedforward contributions using the non-linear quasi static model of the vehicle. Each feedforward contribution of the plurality of feedforward contributions can be used to determine a front to total anti-roll moment distribution for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE OPERATING COMPANY INC.
    Inventors: Aldo Sorniotti, Marco Ricco, Miguel Dhaens, Christophe Lauwerys, Bert Vandersmissen
  • Patent number: 11352001
    Abstract: A method for controlling deceleration of an environmentally friendly vehicle is provided. The method includes determining a target deceleration profile of the environmentally friendly vehicle based on deceleration event information in ahead of the vehicle and a current speed of the vehicle. A deceleration target speed profile of the vehicle is calculated based on the target deceleration profile. A driving motor of the vehicle is then operated based on the deceleration target speed profile to decelerate the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Do Hee Kim, Kyu Hwan Jo, Dong Jin Sohn, Jaekyu Hyun, Jee Wook Huh
  • Patent number: 11355007
    Abstract: A configuration is realized that enables to acquire and accumulate driving evaluation data of another car from a vehicle and evaluate driving of a driver of each vehicle. Vehicle information, driver information, and location information are transmitted from a vehicle-side information processing apparatus to an information management apparatus, and in addition, evaluation information regarding driving of the other vehicle is transmitted to the information management apparatus. The information management apparatus receives the vehicle information, the driver information, and the location information from the vehicle and stores the received information in a database and receives evaluation information and time information, driver information, and the like at the time of evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Narihira
  • Patent number: 11354114
    Abstract: An updating system includes a plurality of electronic control units and an updating management device. The updating management device is configured to request that the electronic control units respectively update programs and store update results of the programs transmitted from the electronic control units. The electronic control unit has a first storage region and a second storage region, and is configured to store an updated program in the second storage region and notify the updating management device of the update results according to a request from the updating management device, and is configured to start a predetermined control using the updated program stored in the second storage region when the update results stored in the updating management device indicate that the updating of the programs in the electronic control units is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Ishikawa, Sho Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11354881
    Abstract: Systems and methods for realizing practical applications of high speed digital image correlation (DIC) for dynamic quantities of interest are provided. In particular, a series of images are captured for a component of interest in which a non-filtered sensor and an analog low-pass filtered sensor are included within the region of interest for the series of images. Displacement signals are obtained for the component of interest, the non-filtered sensor, and the analog low-pass filtered sensor by applying digital image correlation processing to the series of images, which may also be wavelet filtered. Dynamic quantities of interest may be generated and derived from the displacement signals after having been wavelet filtered. Such dynamic quantities of interest based on the wavelet filtered DIC-derived displacement signal may be compared to sensor-derived dynamic quantities of interest to determine if aliasing is or is likely to be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: United Launch Alliance, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ryan Lee Shannon
  • Patent number: 11346959
    Abstract: Techniques are provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses in a vehicle to determine proximate vehicles, for example, vehicles within a pre-designated range or within broadcast distance or otherwise geographically proximate, through the use of broadcast or other messages sent by the other vehicles, and to obtain GNSS carrier phase measurement data from the proximate vehicles wherein the shared carrier GNSS phase measurement data may be utilized to update the location(s) of proximate vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bo Zheng, Yinghua Yang, Ning Luo, Gengsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11346944
    Abstract: A method classifies dynamic or static objects in a surrounding area with a control device. Sound echoes are generated by at least one sensor over a defined time period. The sound echoes are emitted into the surrounding area, and are detected by the at least one sensor in order to acquire measurement data. The measurement data of the at least one sensor are received by the control device. The received measurement data are recorded in a two-dimensional array. At least one echo trace is extracted from the array. A relative speed of the detected sound echoes with respect to the at least one sensor is determined using a derivative over time of the measurement data of the array. The at least one echo trace is classified based on the determined relative speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wilhelm Christopher Von Rosenberg, Timo Winterling, Ulf Rueegg
  • Patent number: 11348383
    Abstract: Managing vehicle resources by a network device in lieu of a designated vehicle control device is disclosed. A connected car resource manager of a carrier core network can receive vehicle information intended for the designated vehicle control device. The connected car resource manager can determine a response command that can be substituted for a command from the designated vehicle control device update a parameter of the vehicle. The response command can be based on the vehicle information, supplementary information, etc. Moreover, the response command can be adapted based on a second tier of supplementary information by another carrier core network device. In some embodiments, the connected car resource manager can share management of response commands with the designated vehicle control device vehicle. The connected car resource manager can employ information about other vehicles connected to a network that is not available to the designated vehicle control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Arturo Maria
  • Patent number: 11348465
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and apparatus for updating information. The method may include: acquiring road network structure information of a target road network and vehicle information of a target number of vehicles in the target road network, the vehicle information including initial state information, perception information and positioning information, and the vehicle information being constrained by the road network structure information; selecting a target vehicle from the target number of vehicles; determining, based on a vehicle dynamics model, a reference speed at which the target vehicle passes a preset time step; and updating vehicle information of a vehicle in the target road network based on the reference speed of the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD., BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventors: He Jiang, Jinxin Zhao, Ruigang Yang
  • Patent number: 11348474
    Abstract: An air traffic command automation system for automating the process of listening to, interpreting, adhering to, and responding to air traffic command messages is disclosed. The system includes one or more processors configured by programming instructions on non-transient computer readable media. The system is configured to: receive an air traffic command message, from an entity other than the flight crew, that includes one or more tasks for the aircraft to perform; determine from the command message the one or more tasks for the aircraft to perform; generate a sequence of actions for each task that the aircraft can undertake to accomplish the task; verify the coherence, feasibility, and safety of the actions; relay an interpretation of the command message to the command message originator; preview the verified sequence of actions with the flight crew; and issue commands to execute actions at appropriate points during a mission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Vijay Venkataraman, Benjamin Lee Johnson
  • Patent number: 11348385
    Abstract: A centralized event data management system for collecting event data from a plurality of vehicles and managing thereof is disclosed. The centralized system liberates the vehicle onboard event data recorder (EDR) from the constraints of data storage space. Free of the constraints of data storage space, the EDR allows for more flexible data collection than is mandated by law or regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Seung Wook Park, Wha Pyeong Lim, Jung Hei Ryu
  • Patent number: 11347909
    Abstract: A method, controlling device, and system for simulating a generation of black ice on a road including steps of: (a) in response to an ambient atmosphere being determined as in a (1-1)-st state, changing the ambient atmosphere to be in a (1-2)-nd state by referring to a (1-1)-st simulation variable corresponding to a temperature of the ambient atmosphere and a (1-2)-nd simulation variable corresponding to a humidity of the ambient atmosphere; and (ii) in response to a road specimen being determined as in a (2-1)-st state, changing the road specimen to be in a (2-2)-nd state by referring to a (2-1)-st simulation variable corresponding to a temperature of the road specimen and a (2-2)-nd simulation variable corresponding to a residual precipitation; (b) applying a triggering action; and (c) determining whether the black ice is generated on the road specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: National Institute of Meteorological Sciences
    Inventors: Mi Eun Park, Hyoung Gu Nam, Geon Tae Kim, Baek Jo Kim
  • Patent number: 11345354
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes an interaction determination unit, an occupant emotion acquisition unit, and a vehicle controller. The interaction determination unit is configured to determine a second vehicle that interacts with a first vehicle during automated driving. The occupant emotion acquisition unit is configured to acquire an emotion of an occupant of the first vehicle. The vehicle controller is configured to perform vehicle control of the first vehicle, on the basis of the emotion of the occupant of the first vehicle and an emotion of an occupant of the second vehicle that has been determined to interact with the first vehicle by the interaction determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Goto
  • Patent number: 11341939
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an apparatus for improving visibility of cluster design elements based on a driver's view, including an eye position detection unit to detect an eye position of the driver from a face image captured through a camera in a vehicle, a visible area determination unit to determine a visible area and an invisible area in a cluster based on the detected eye position, a position of the cluster in the vehicle and a position of a steering wheel, a display information detection unit to detect a position and shape of display information displayed on the cluster, and a display information design conversion unit to convert a position or shape of display information overlapping in the invisible area among the display information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: YELLOWKNIFE INC.
    Inventor: Han Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 11338857
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are configured for estimating a slope angle of a road. The slope angle of a road is estimated based on a longitudinal slope angle of the road which is calculated based on a Kinematic model, an effective weight corresponding to a control amount of a driver and a filter constant to estimate the slope angle of the road with higher precision in the case of a U-turn, rapid acceleration, or rapid deceleration in which a longitudinal acceleration of the vehicle is remarkably increased. The apparatus includes a controller to estimate the slope angle of the road, based on a longitudinal slope angle of the road which is calculated based on a Kinematic model, an effective weight corresponding to a control amount of a driver and a filter constant, and an output device to output the estimated slope angle of the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sang Heon Lee, Wan Ki Cho
  • Patent number: 11337360
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for receiving soil parameter data of a worksite and identifying one or more locations of the worksite for treatment based on the received soil parameter data are disclosed. In some implementations, the soil parameter data include thermal latency data. Soil compaction data of the worksite may be derived from the thermal latency data. A soil parameter map of the worksite may be generated based on the received soil parameter data, and a plan of action, such as identifying one or more locations to perform a soil treatment operation, may be determined based on the soil parameter map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Noel W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11341783
    Abstract: A guidance system provides a driver of a vehicle with guidance on a driving operation, and includes a server device that accumulates past traveling records on a traveling road on which the vehicle travels, an acquisition device that acquires a current state of the vehicle, and a notification device that notifies the driver, while driving, of the operation content determined based on the current state of the vehicle and the past traveling records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoya Inoue
  • Patent number: 11342866
    Abstract: A method for operating a pressure control device in a vehicle, in particular in a motor vehicle, wherein current is supplied by an energy source of the vehicle for operating the pressure control device, as a result of which the pressure control device carries out at least one pressure control function, for which at least two actuators of the pressure control device are actuated, wherein at least one current required at maximum for actuating the actuator is determined for each actuator and current budget management for actuating the actuators and/or for carrying out the pressure control functions is performed by the determined currents required at maximum. In addition, the invention relates to a pressure control device for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Sascha Dickten, Alexander Kühn, Aleksandar Stanojkovski, Robert Schmidt, Bartosz Maj
  • Patent number: 11341482
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods, techniques, instruction sequences, and computer program products associated with and configured to the technical field of special purpose machines that facilitate generation and provision of application program interfaces (or APIs). The APIs automatically compare the geographic position of a user resource with a known database of events to determine the likelihood that the user is attending the event. In response to determining that the likelihood exceeds a predetermined limit, the APIs communicate notifications to update user information to service providers, such as financial networks, to improve the performance of the user's portable financial devices and reduce financial fraud associated with offline transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Kelvan Patrick Howard
  • Patent number: 11341782
    Abstract: A navigation apparatus includes a log information acquisition portion acquiring log information including position information and time information at predetermined time intervals, a storage storing the log information, a transmitter transmitting the log information, and a transmitter controller transmitting to a server an excess piece of the log information exceeding a predetermined number in reverse chronological order of the time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: MICWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Makino
  • Patent number: 11338918
    Abstract: A system for airspace tolling determines a presence of an aerial vehicle in a monitored airspace and determines a unique identity of the aerial vehicle. The system then determines an operator of the aerial vehicle and accesses an account associated with the operator. The system applies a charge to the account of the operator in response to the detection and identification of the aerial vehicle in the monitored airspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Katie J. Maxwell, Scott D. Harlan, John S. Lear, Luther John Durkop, III, Scott G. Barnes
  • Patent number: 11338750
    Abstract: A method and computing system for determining whether a DTC set in a vehicle involved in a collision is collision-related or non-collision-related. The method can include determining a vehicle model associated with the vehicle, determining a DTC set within an ECU in the vehicle, determining a damaged portion in the vehicle, determining the DTC is collision-related, and outputting a collision report that indicates the DTC is collision-related. The determined damaged portion indicates where the vehicle was damaged by the collision. Determining the DTC is collision-related can include determining the damaged portion in the vehicle matches a reference vehicle portion associated with both a component attributable to setting the DTC and the vehicle model associated with the damaged vehicle. The collision report can indicate that a different DTC set by the same or a different ECU in the vehicle is non-collision-related.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Roy S. Brozovich, Patrick S. Merg, Joshua C. Covington, Joshua D. Williamson, Oswaldo Neri
  • Patent number: 11335190
    Abstract: An acquisition unit acquires vehicle information related to a vehicle. An in-vehicle storage unit is provided in the vehicle and stores therein the vehicle information acquired by the acquisition unit. A transmission unit transmits the vehicle information acquired by the acquisition unit to an off-vehicle server located at an outside of the vehicle. A classification unit classifies the vehicle information acquired by the acquisition unit into information for transmission to be transmitted to the off-vehicle server or information for storage to be stored in the in-vehicle storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Iwaki, You Yanagida
  • Patent number: 11335104
    Abstract: An embodiment takes the form of a training server that presents a video comprising a plurality of frames, each comprising a respective scene representation of a scene at a respective time. The scene representations comprise respective representations of a feature in the scene. The training server presents a respective gaze representation of a driver gaze for each frame. The gaze representations comprise respective representations of driver gaze locations at the times of the respective scene representations. The training server generates an awareness prediction via a neural network based on the driver gaze locations, the awareness prediction reflecting a predicted driver awareness of the feature. The training server receives an awareness indication associated with the video and the gaze representations, and trains the neural network based on a comparison of the awareness prediction with the awareness indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen G. McGill, Guy Rosman, Simon Stent, Luke S. Fletcher, Deepak Edakkattil Gopinath
  • Patent number: 11336484
    Abstract: A relay device is one of relay devices each including (i) a common port connected to a terminal and (ii) two ring ports connected to other relay devices via communication lines. Upon receiving via the common port a frame whose destination is a terminal connected to a different relay device under one of the communication lines being abnormal, the relay device transmits the frame via both (i) one of the ring ports bypassing the abnormal communication line and (ii) a communication bus. In contrast, upon receiving a frame, whose destination is a terminal connected with the relay device, via one of the ring ports and a frame, whose destination is the terminal connected with the relay device, via the communication bus, the relay device determines whether the frames match. If the frames match, the relay device transfers the matched frame to the terminal via the common port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Kaku
  • Patent number: 11332132
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle navigates an intersection in which occlusions block the vehicle's ability to detect moving objects. The vehicle handles this by generating a phantom obstacle behind the occlusion. The vehicle will predict the speed of the phantom obstacle and use the predicted speed to assess whether the phantom obstacle may collide with the vehicle. If a collision is a risk, the vehicle will slow or stop until it confirms that either (a) the phantom obstacle is not a real obstacle or (b) the vehicle can proceed at a speed that avoids the collision. To determine which occlusions shield real objects, the system may use a rasterized visibility grid of the area to identify occlusions that may accommodate the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Argo AI, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Petroff, Neal Seegmiller, Albert Costa, Christopher Cunningham, G. Peter K. Carr, Sameer Bardapurkar
  • Patent number: 11336656
    Abstract: A verification apparatus for a vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication device, designed to verify received V2X messages and configured to conduct the verification of received V2X messages depending on a determined temperature value. A V2X communication device including the verification apparatus, a corresponding method and the use of the verification apparatus or communication device as also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 11332163
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device is mounted on a vehicle capable of automated driving, and comprises an incident detection processing unit which acquires vehicle information representing a control state of the vehicle, and detects an incident that occurred in the vehicle based on the vehicle information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawauchi, Yasushi Nagai, Nobuyoshi Morita, Makoto Kayashima
  • Patent number: 11325634
    Abstract: A vehicle system comprising a steering wheel that includes: i) a hub adapted to be mounted on a steering column of the vehicle system; ii) a steering wheel rim coupled to the hub; and iii) a first control movably coupled to the hub. The first control moves from a first position proximate a first location on the steering wheel rim to a second position proximate a second location on the steering wheel rim. This maintains the first control in proximity to a first hand of a driver as the first hand moves from the first location to the second location on the steering wheel rim. The vehicle system further comprises a control module configured to move the first control from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Joseph F. Szczerba, Ki Hyun Ahn
  • Patent number: 11325598
    Abstract: A travel assisting method for a vehicle which is executed by a processor, comprising: generating a vehicle speed command value based on vehicle information of a subject vehicle; calculating the vehicle speed command value at a predetermined time (a look-ahead time) ahead of a current time based on information of a feature existing ahead of the subject vehicle in a travelling direction, as a look-ahead vehicle speed command value; and controlling the subject vehicle based on the look-ahead vehicle speed command value. Further, a lighting state of a traffic light located around the subject vehicle is detected, and the look-ahead time is set based on the lighting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinobu Goto, Takashi Fukushige, Satoshi Tange
  • Patent number: 11325491
    Abstract: A charging station for an electric vehicle includes a passive alignment mechanism that includes a longitudinal translation stage that allows motion in a longitudinal direction, a charging plug connected to the passive alignment mechanism, and a releasable connector. The releasable connector resists motion of the longitudinal translation stage in a connected position when a magnitude of an external force applied in the longitudinal direction is below a threshold. The releasable connector moves from the connected position to a released position to allow motion of the longitudinal translation stage when the magnitude of the external force applied in the longitudinal direction is above the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Torok, Foster D. Collins, William M. Price
  • Patent number: 11325471
    Abstract: A method for displaying a safety zone in front of a transportation vehicle or object. The safety zone is shown on a display unit. The safety zone is displayed as a grid and the end of the grid that is remote from the transportation vehicle indicates the end of the safety zone at the measured speed, taking into consideration the determined driving situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Astrid Kassner, Matthias Henning, Norwin Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11327173
    Abstract: An object detection device includes: a transmission unit transmitting a first transmission wave; a reception unit receiving a first reception wave reflected by an object; a signal processing unit sampling a first processing target signal according to the first reception wave and acquiring a difference signal based on a difference between the first processing target signal for at least one sample at a certain detection timing, and the first processing target signal for a plurality of samples in at least one of first and second periods; a threshold setting unit setting a threshold as a comparison target with the value of the difference signal, based on variation in the values of the first processing target signal for the plurality of samples; and a detection unit detecting information about the object at the detection timing based on a comparison result between the value of the difference signal and the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AISIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ippei Sugae
  • Patent number: 11325601
    Abstract: A method for producing an overtaking probability collection, having the following steps: recording a respective driving characteristic in a multiplicity of motor vehicles passing through at least one route section at a geographical position; assigning the respective motor vehicles to overtaking vehicles or to non-overtaking vehicles on the basis of the respective driving characteristic; determining a ratio between the overtaking vehicles and the non-overtaking vehicles; and entering the ratio into the overtaking probability collection as an overtaking probability for the route section at the geographical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Stefan Grubwinkler
  • Patent number: 11325589
    Abstract: This vehicle control device comprises: action amount determination units that determine evasive action amounts indicating the degree of evasive action relative to a recognized obstacle; and a travel control unit that performs travel control whereby a vehicle is caused to take evasive action corresponding to the determined evasive action amount. The action amount determination units determine the amount of evasive action, according to user preferences for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagashima, Hideki Matsunaga, Takeru Goto, Hirokiyo Kasahara, Yoshimitsu Murahashi
  • Patent number: 11324981
    Abstract: A readiness monitoring system for a fire apparatus includes a processing circuit that has programmed instructions to acquire fluid level data indicating at least one of a water level within a water tank, a fire suppressing agent level within an agent tank, a fuel level within a fuel tank, or a diesel exhaust fluid level within a diesel exhaust fluid reservoir of the fire apparatus; acquire fault data indicating any active faults with components of the fire apparatus; acquire maintenance data indicating whether maintenance is due or overdue; acquire exercise data indicating an elapsed time since the fire apparatus was last exercised; and determine a readiness score for the fire apparatus based on the fluid level data, the fault data, the maintenance data, and the exercise data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Kay, Eric R. Linsmeier, Chad T. Dolphin
  • Patent number: 11327467
    Abstract: An information processing device including a communication portion capable of receiving sensor data detected from a plurality of sensors arranged in predetermined regions and transmitting control signals to a plurality of actuators arranged around the sensors such that the actuators are, at least one by one, associated with each of the sensors. The information processing device further includes a control portion that performs control such that the sensor arranged in a specific region determined not to have an ideal situation is specified on the basis of the sensor data detected from the plurality of sensors, the actuator corresponding to the specified sensor is specified from the plurality of actuators, and the control signal for bringing the specific region into the ideal situation is generated and transmitted to the specified actuator through the communication portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 11327181
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining position information of a first vehicle collected in real time by a first positioning system during a first trip on a route, post-processing the collected position information to determine corrected position data of the first vehicle during the first trip, computing position errors of the first positioning system at a plurality of locations during the first trip, determining integrity performance of the first positioning system at the plurality of locations, and providing the integrity performance of the first positioning system at the plurality of locations to the first vehicle or a second vehicle for determining real-time integrity performance of the first positioning system on the first vehicle or a second positioning system on the second vehicle at the plurality of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Valeo Comfort and Driving Assistance
    Inventor: Shahram Rezaei
  • Patent number: 11318925
    Abstract: A vehicle power distribution control method, apparatus and system are provided. The method includes: acquiring an image of a road surface on which a vehicle drives currently, and recognizing, according to the image of the road surface, the type of the road surface on which the vehicle drives currently; starting a corresponding terrain mode in an all-terrain adaptive mode according to the current type of the road surface; determining a power distribution strategy corresponding to the current terrain mode according to a correspondence between terrain modes and preset power distribution strategies; and switching a center differential of the vehicle to a corresponding locking mode according to the current power distribution strategy, and distributing, in the locking mode, torques to front and rear axles of the vehicle according to a torque distribution curve corresponding to the current power distribution strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU AUTOMOBILE GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lingtao Han, Chao Ding, Qiang Ren, Wei Xu, Ted S Huang, Chunyun Zheng