Traffic Analysis Or Control Of Surface Vehicle Patents (Class 701/117)
  • Patent number: 11561548
    Abstract: Systems and methods for basis path generation are provided. In particular, a computing system can obtain a target nominal path. The computing system can determine a current pose for an autonomous vehicle. The computing system can determine, based at least in part on the current pose of the autonomous vehicle and the target nominal path, a lane change region. The computing system can determine one or more merge points on the target nominal path. The computing system can, for each respective merge point in the one or more merge points, generate a candidate basis path from the current pose of the autonomous vehicle to the respective merge point. The computing system can generate a suitability classification for each candidate basis path. The computing system can select one or more candidate basis paths based on the suitability classification for each respective candidate basis path in the plurality of candidate basis paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Chenggang Liu, David McAllister Bradley, Daoyuan Jia
  • Patent number: 11551563
    Abstract: A system and method for reliably and efficiently monitoring and arbitrating the performance of one or more UTM infrastructure systems are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Aveopt, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur Kahn
  • Patent number: 11541885
    Abstract: A control system and a method for predicting a location of dynamic objects, for example, of pedestrians, which are able to be detected by the sensors of a vehicle. The control system includes a multitude of sensors and a processing system, which is configured to combine with a first program the objects that are detected by the multitude of sensors to form an object list, each entry of the object list encompassing the location, a speed and an open route for each of the objects, and the object list including a time stamp; and to determine with a second program for at least a portion of the dynamic objects an additional object list from a predefined number of object lists, the additional object list including a time stamp for a future point in time and encompassing at least the location of the dynamic objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Geza Velkey, Kornel Istvan Kis, Levente Kis, Peter Korosi-Szabo
  • Patent number: 11537676
    Abstract: A system and method for transforming location-based data queries into temporal domain by leveraging a location-to-time knowledge conversion graph. In some systems which contain diverse sets of data objects, only certain objects may contain explicit location data, while others may not. Therefore, queriability of this diverse data by location properties would likely yield incomplete results. In some embodiments, this method allows for the transformation and augmentation of a given data query containing location-based filtering properties into a time-region-based lookup, wherein a given location has been assigned to a time region in the given data graph and all data events within that time region may be augmented with location metadata automatically in the knowledge graph. Over time, a system utilizing these embodiments can offer comprehensive location-based data services and insights to a given system or user wherein a diverse set of data objects exists and not all objects contain explicit location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Entefy Inc.
    Inventors: Alston Ghafourifar, Brienne Ghafourifar, Mehdi Ghafourifar, Neil Achtman
  • Patent number: 11530961
    Abstract: System for automatically classifying vehicle vocation and benchmarking vehicle performance relative to other vehicles having the same vocation classification, independent of vehicle fleet groupings, industry vehicle application groupings and vehicle type groupings, is disclosed. The system includes a vehicle vocation classifier in communication with a data management system to store historical vehicle data including recurring vehicle usage data, and assign one or more predicted vocations for each vehicle based on the recurring vehicle usage data using a machine learning technique. The system also includes a benchmarking management system for grouping the historical vehicle data for vehicles of same determined predicted vocation, determining therefrom benchmarking vehicles having better performance characteristics than other vehicles of the same determined predicted vocation, and benchmarking performance of the other predicted vocation vehicles relative to the benchmarking vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: GEOTAB, INC.
    Inventors: Javed Siddique, Robert Bradley, Xiaochen Zhang
  • Patent number: 11532236
    Abstract: A method for policy-based traffic encounter assessment to detect and avoid traffic includes determining, by a processor, an ownship predicted trajectory of an aircraft. The aircraft is the ownship. The method also includes determining a traffic predicted trajectory of one or more other aircraft in the vicinity of the ownship. The one or more other aircraft includes traffic. The method also includes assessing an encounter between the ownship and the traffic, wherein assessing the encounter between the ownship and the traffic includes applying an encounter assessment policy to the traffic predicted trajectory and the ownship predicted trajectory. The method further includes generating encounter assessment data in response to assessing the encounter between the ownship and the traffic. The encounter assessment data is used to at least detect and avoid the traffic by the ownship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Carlos Querejeta, Enrique Casado, Ernesto Valls Hernández, Jesus Cuadrado Sánchez
  • Patent number: 11526164
    Abstract: A system comprising, a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles and a single controller for controlling said plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles, wherein the single controller is configured such that it can broadcast a command to all of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles so that each of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles receive the same command; and wherein each of the unmanned aerial vehicles comprise a memory which stores a plurality of predefined flight paths each of which is assigned to a respective command; and wherein each of the unmanned aerial vehicles comprise a processor which can, (i) receive a command which has been broadcasted by the single controller to said plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles, (ii) retrieve from the memory of that aerial vehicle the flight path which is assigned in the memory to that command, and (iii) operate the aerial vehicle to follow the retrieved flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Verity AG
    Inventors: Federico Augugliaro, Markus Waibel, Markus Hehn, Raffaello D'Andrea, Luca Gherardi
  • Patent number: 11521487
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program product may be provided for generating traffic congestion estimation data of one or more lanes in a region. A system may include a memory configured to store computer program code and a processor configured to execute the computer program code to obtain image data associated with the region. The processor may be configured to determine a count of one or more first movable objects in one or lanes, based on image data, calculate a lane object static capacity of the one or more lanes, based on one or more map free flow or speed limit attributes associated with the one or more lanes and generate the traffic congestion estimation data based on count of first movable objects in the one or more lanes, the moving speed of movable objects crossing multiple image frames, the lane object static capacity of lanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Yuxin Guan, Jingwei Xu, Arnold Sheynman, Bruce Bernhardt, Weimin Huang
  • Patent number: 11520832
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide techniques for dynamic response management. Weather data for a geographic region is received, and a state of the geographic region is determined based on the weather data. A first predefined rule of a plurality of predefined rules is identified based on the determined state of the geographic region. A first role of a first user is determined. A first instruction is then generated for the first user based on the first predefined rule and the first role, where the first instruction comprises one or more actions. The first instruction is then transmitted to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Brooks Hale, David Benson Gilmore, II
  • Patent number: 11514800
    Abstract: A system and method for reliably and efficiently monitoring and arbitrating the performance of one or more UTM infrastructure systems are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Aveopt, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur Kahn
  • Patent number: 11513916
    Abstract: A history management method for managing history information of multiple vehicles using blockchains is provided. The history management method includes generating a master block from history information collected in a vehicle, setting a node serving as a storage destination of a backup block of the master block per block, storing, together with the master block, backup blocks that are different in history information collecting vehicle from the master block in a block storage unit, and sending the backup block for a particular vehicle requested in a recovery request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kaji, Yohei Ooka
  • Patent number: 11514780
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to define a strand upstream of a direction based traffic (DBT) link. In a method, a strand is defined upstream of a DBT link. The method includes extending the strand so as to include one or more links upstream of the DBT link. The strand is extended by determining whether a link is to be added to the strand based upon evaluation of a termination criteria. The termination criteria is at least partially based upon a relationship of a function class of the link to the function class of one or more other links. In an instance in which the termination criteria is satisfied, the method ceases further extension of the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Aditya Balasaheb Jadhav, Earl Hammond
  • Patent number: 11514545
    Abstract: A rideshare management system includes: a communicator configured to communicate with a plurality of terminal devices used by a plurality of users; an acquirer configured to acquire use requests from the plurality of users in which a use condition including at least a desired access place is defined; a user arrival situation monitor configured to monitor an arrival situation of the users at a predetermined place derived according to the desired access place; and a service manager configured to search for an available vehicle according to the use condition included in the use requests and determine a vehicle service schedule and configured to determine a user accessing the vehicle at the predetermined place according to the arrival situation of the users monitored by the user arrival situation monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Fujimoto, Yo Ito, Seiichi Yamamoto, Susumu Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 11514546
    Abstract: This disclosure covers machine-learning methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems that generate a multiplier that efficiently and effectively provides on-demand transportation services for a geographic area. The methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems dynamically adjust the multiplier with machine learners to maintain a target estimated time of arrival for a provider device to fulfill a request received from a requestor device. In some embodiments, the methods, non-transitory computer readable media, and systems generate a multiplier report comprising a representation of a geographic area and an indication of the multiplier to facilitate inflow and outflow of provider devices within and without the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky Chachra, Tzu-Hsin Chiao, Ashivni Shekhawat, Christopher Sholley, Jerome Hong-Phat Thai, Adriel Frederick
  • Patent number: 11498584
    Abstract: An intersection start judgment device judges whether to start an own vehicle at an intersection at which vehicles in all directions need to temporarily stop. The device includes an autonomous sensor, a driving environment recognizer, a locator, and a controller. The autonomous sensor is disposed on the own vehicle and configured to detect a driving environment in front of the own vehicle. The driving environment recognizer is configured to recognize, with the autonomous sensor, the driving environment of the own vehicle. The locator is configured to calculate a location of the own vehicle with map information and a global navigation satellite system; and a controller configured to give, in a case where the own vehicle stopped temporarily at the intersection, start permission to the own vehicle when the number, counted by the driving environment recognizer, of other vehicles that are already stopping at the intersection becomes zero by subtraction counting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime Oyama
  • Patent number: 11501645
    Abstract: A platoon organization device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire operation plan information including a departure place, a destination, and information indicating whether the vehicle corresponds to a special vehicle, of each vehicle, the special vehicle being a vehicle having at least one of a predetermined function and equipment that resolves an event when the event that requires stopping of the vehicle occurs in at least one of the vehicle and a driver; an extraction unit configured to extract a plurality of vehicles having at least a part of sections in common in a course from the departure place to the destination; an organization unit configured to organize a platoon including the vehicles such that at least one special vehicle is included in a vehicle group organizing the platoon from a platoon departure place to a platoon destination; and an output unit configured to output platoon information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masao Hitomi, Yu Nishikata, Kousuke Matsuyama, Maiko Eguchi, Seiji Kuroki, Hiroaki Kawahara
  • Patent number: 11493359
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a control device, a control method, and a mobile object that effectively use storage capacity while saving the storage capacity and efficiently plan a movement route by storing or forgetting (deleting) a past detailed map according to importance during autonomous movement. When a global route is set, by storing or forgetting (deleting) a detailed map according to the importance on the global route to plan a local route from a frequently used global route, it is possible to efficiently plan a local route by combining detailed maps stored in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keisuke Maeda
  • Patent number: 11496858
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A first wireless device may receive situational information for a second wireless device over a first communication link between the first wireless device and the second wireless device and situational information for a third wireless device over a second communication link between the first wireless device and the third wireless device. The first wireless device may transmit message with guidance information to the second wireless device on behalf of the third wireless device and based on the second wireless device and the third wireless device having an event likelihood above a threshold. The event likelihood may be based on the situational information for the second wireless device and the situational information for the third wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Kapil Gulati, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Taesang Yoo, Shailesh Patil, Dan Vassilovski
  • Patent number: 11489733
    Abstract: A method includes collecting data relating to an event, the data including a timing of the event and a location of the event, predicting attendance at the event based on the collected data, predicting network usage based on the predicted attendance of the event, instantiating virtual network resources based on the predicted network usage, collecting post event data relating to actual attendance and network metrics, comparing the post event data with the predicted attendance and predicted network usage and updating a prediction algorithm based on the comparing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Soryal, Naila Jaoude, James Ibezim
  • Patent number: 11482111
    Abstract: A computing system computes a timing interval between high-capacity vehicles (HCVs) for each HCV corridor within a geographic region to control rates of HCVs entering and exiting each of the HCV corridors. For each of the HCV corridors, the computing system schedules a first HCV to provide a transport service along the corridor beginning at a first starting time, transmits first schedule data for the corridor to the first HCV, schedules a second HCV to provide the transport service along the corridor beginning at a second starting time after the first starting time according to the timing interval for the corridor, and transmits second schedule data for the corridor to the second HCV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kuhn, Eoin O'Mahony, Miraj Ramhematpura, Mustafa Sahin, Lior Seeman, Philippe Sekine, Vishnu Srinivasan Sundaresan, Meisam Vosoughpour, Danhua Guo, Robert Paine
  • Patent number: 11482113
    Abstract: A vehicle and method of platooning control therefor are provided to achieve optimum communication charge efficiency while a plurality of vehicles perform platooning. A data communication method of a platooning vehicle includes starting platooning by a plurality of vehicles and sharing data charge rate information through a first protocol for vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) by the plurality of vehicles. A first master vehicle and at least one slave vehicle are determined based on the shared data charge rate information. An access point (AP) is then activated according to a second protocol for short distance communication by the first master vehicle and an AP of the master vehicle is accessed and data communication is performed by the at least one slave vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Tae Ho Lee, In Ho Yoon, Yeon Joo Cha
  • Patent number: 11473919
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of using telematics data associated with an originating vehicle at a destination vehicle is provided. The method may include receiving telematics data associated with the originating vehicle by (1) a mobile device or (2) a smart vehicle controller associated with a driver or vehicle. The mobile device or smart vehicle controller may analyze the telematics data received to determine that (i) a travel event exists, or (ii) that a travel event message or warning is embedded within the telematics broadcast received. If the travel event exits, the method may include automatically taking a preventive or corrective action, at or via the mobile device or smart vehicle controller, which alleviates a negative impact of the travel event on the driver or vehicle to facilitate safer or more efficient vehicle travel. Insurance discounts may be provided to insureds based upon their usage of the risk mitigation or prevention functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory Hayward
  • Patent number: 11465660
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and software for train control and tracking using multi sensors, SSD/QR signs, and/or RF reflectors are disclosed, which enable determination of train location on a guideway, train movement authority, train length, and coupler status of each vehicle (married pair) and the consist (integrity) of the train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: THALES CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Alon Green, Walter Kinio, Firth Whitwam
  • Patent number: 11468768
    Abstract: An approach is provided for automatically detecting a road closure during a probe anomaly. The approach, for example, involves determining a drop in an expected vehicle volume in a geographic area over a time epoch, wherein the expected vehicle volume represents an expected number of unique vehicles traveling in the geographic area over the time epoch. The approach also involves computing an adjusted expected vehicle volume for a road segment in the geographic area based on the drop and a historical expected vehicle volume for the road segment over the time epoch. The approach further involves determining a time window comprising at least the time epoch. The approach further involves performing an automatic road closure detection on the road segment using the time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Omer Mubarek
  • Patent number: 11455890
    Abstract: In an example, a method receives vehicle data for a plurality of vehicles associated with a geographic region. The method determines, based on the vehicle data, a connected vehicle status of the geographic region. The connected vehicle status reflects an estimated number of connected vehicles in the geographic region at a point in time. The method determines, based on the estimated number of connected vehicles, one or more vehicle functions to be deployed by a server associated with the geographic region. The method deploys, by the server, the one or more vehicle functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENG & MFG NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Hao Yang, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Patent number: 11447067
    Abstract: The technology relates to autonomous vehicles suffering a breakdown along a roadway. Onboard systems may utilize various proactive operations to alert specific vehicles or other objects on or near the roadway about the breakdown. This can be done alternatively or in addition to turning on the hazard lights or calling for remote assistance. The disabled vehicle is able to detect nearby and approaching objects. The detection may be performed in combination with a determination of the type of object or predicted behavior for that object, enables the vehicle to generate a targeted alert that can be transmitted or otherwise presented to that particular object. This approach provides the other object, such as a vehicle, bicyclist or pedestrian, sufficient time and information about the breakdown to take appropriate corrective action. Different communication options are available and may be selected based on the particular object, environmental conditions and other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventor: Vijaysai Patnaik
  • Patent number: 11448513
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method, a system, and a computer program product in accordance with at least one example embodiment for generating parallel road data of a region utilized when performing navigational routing functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Zhenhua Zhang, Leon Stenneth
  • Patent number: 11448515
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for emissions reduction in a vehicle. In one example, a method includes pre-emptively adjusting engine operating parameters in response to an anticipated emissions causal event. The emissions causal event lasting for less than a threshold period of time or less than a threshold distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jon O'Neill, Patrick Corbett
  • Patent number: 11443625
    Abstract: A system is configured to provide an interface between a user and a traffic control system. The system includes a server configured to receive over a network data, information, and/or a status from the traffic control system. The server further configured to analyze the data, information, and/or status from the traffic control system. The server further configured to transmit over a network to a user device analysis of the data, information, and/or status from the traffic control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: POWER MONITORS, INC.
    Inventors: Walter Morgan Curt, Christopher Fisher Mullins
  • Patent number: 11437002
    Abstract: A simulation system includes a display device and a selection unit. The display device shows an image on an exhibit related to a building. The selection unit selects content of the image shown on the exhibit. The selection unit includes a display section that displays information corresponding to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Suezawa, Takeshi Miki, Yuusuke Minami, Chiho Hiraoka, Shouto Iwata, Yuuta Kawazoe, Shintarou Kawakami, Tetsuya Yamato, Masayuki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11433924
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling one or more vehicles with one or more controlled vehicles may include one or more processors and a memory in communication with the one or more processors. The memory may include one or more modules that cause the one or more modules to obtain a state of an environment having a universe of vehicles operating therein, identify one or more anomaly vehicles from the universe of vehicles operating in the environment, select one more actions to control a plurality of controlled vehicles to control the operation of one or more anomaly vehicles and direct the plurality of controlled vehicles execute the one or more actions. The selecting of one or more actions may be performed by utilizing a reinforcement-learning trained algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuta Kataoka, Kentaro Oguchi
  • Patent number: 11422554
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for constructing, using, and updating the sparse map for autonomous vehicle navigation. A system may comprise a processor and a memory. The memory may include instructions, which when executed on the processor, cause the processor to maintain a map; determine, based on analysis of image data, an existence of a non-transient condition that is inconsistent with the map, the image data from a camera integrated with the autonomous vehicle; and update the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Mobile Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amnon Shashua, Yoram Gdalyahu, Ofer Springer, Aran Reisman, Daniel Braunstein
  • Patent number: 11420622
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus can provide deceleration assistance of decelerating a host vehicle independently of an operation by a driver. The driving assistance apparatus is provided with: a specifier configured to specify a type of a target associated with the deceleration assistance, wherein the target is ahead of the host vehicle on a course thereof and requires the host vehicle to decelerate or stop; and a controller programmed to change an end condition associated with deceleration assistance, in accordance with the specified type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuta Ikezawa, Kohei Tochigi, Masahiko Adachi, Shogo Ito, Shuichi Yamaki
  • Patent number: 11414913
    Abstract: A train door control method and system are provided. The train door control method includes: acquiring a first train identifier and a second train identifier when multiple trains park in a platform at the same time, a door of a first train to which the first train identifier belongs being to be opened at a current time point, and a second train to which the second train identifier belongs being a train arranged behind the first train, which enters the platform and parks in the platform; and controlling the opening and closing of the door of the first train and a door of the second train at different time points respectively according to the first train identifier and the second train identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian Ding, Faping Wang
  • Patent number: 11417057
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of creating a simulated realistic virtual model of a geographical area for training an autonomous driving system, comprising obtaining geographic map data of a geographical area, obtaining visual imagery data of the geographical area, classifying static objects identified in the visual imagery data to corresponding labels to designate labeled objects, superimposing the labeled objects over the geographic map data, generating a virtual 3D realistic model emulating the geographical area by synthesizing a corresponding visual texture for each of the labeled objects and injecting synthetic 3D imaging feed of the realistic model to imaging sensor(s) input(s) of the autonomous driving system controlling movement of an emulated vehicle in the realistic model where the synthetic 3D imaging feed is generated to depict the realistic model from a point of view of emulated imaging sensor(s) mounted on the emulated vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Cognata Ltd.
    Inventor: Dan Atsmon
  • Patent number: 11412479
    Abstract: A server may determine that two-way communication to a plurality of autonomous vehicles has been lost, during conditions suitable for using the autonomous vehicles for evacuation. The server may also determine evacuation points and determine a geographic perimeter around each evacuation point, the perimeter projected to encompass sufficient vehicles to service the evacuation point based on determined evacuation needs of a given evacuation point. Further, the server may formulate an evacuation instruction for each evacuation point, each instruction having one or more parameters, including at least the geographic perimeter corresponding to a given evacuation point, wherein a given evacuation instruction instructs vehicles executing the instruction to travel to the corresponding evacuation point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Oliver Lei
  • Patent number: 11390270
    Abstract: To provide a parking assistance apparatus capable of achieving easier leaving parking space. A parking assistance apparatus includes a detection section detecting a first parking space in which a vehicle can be parked, and a control section forward parking the vehicle in the first parking space. When a second parking space in which the vehicle can be parked in front of the vehicle entering the first parking space, the control section causes the vehicle that has been already under control to be forward parked in the first parking space to enter the second parking space from the first parking space and to be parked in the second parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Fukumoto, Takanobu Ito
  • Patent number: 11386055
    Abstract: Methods and systems for coordinated data collection through one or more vehicles. The methods and systems can include presenting a data request for sensor data to one or more vehicles, receiving data samples from the vehicles, selecting a target data sample from the data samples, creating a selection range using the target data sample, transmitting the selection range to the vehicles to create a selected data set, identifying excluded data for deletion, and receiving the selected data set from the vehicles to respond to the data request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikolaos Michalakis
  • Patent number: 11386068
    Abstract: A method is provided for verifying and/or updating map geometry based on a probe data. A method may include: receiving probe data from a plurality of probes within a region, where the probe data includes at least one of heading information and location information for each probe data point; matching the probe data to a link segment to generate map-matched probe data; calculating a difference between the at least one of heading information and location information of the map-matched probe data points and of the link segment; determining a statistical mean of the data; determining an error of the statistical mean of the data; and flagging the link segment for manual review in response to the statistical mean being greater than the error of the statistical mean multiplied by a biasing factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Gavril Giurgiu, Alex Averbuch
  • Patent number: 11385066
    Abstract: A controller is provided that can receive or determine at least one first location associated with at least a first vehicle belonging to a vehicle group; receive or determine at least one second location associated with at least a second vehicle; and determine a route or lane from a plurality of possible routes or lanes on which the vehicle group is located based at least partly on the at least one first location and on the at least one second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Oswald, Jeffrey D. Kernwein, Michael Bratcher
  • Patent number: 11378411
    Abstract: A method for utilizing a trip history of a vehicle during a trip from an original position to a destination includes: (a) determining the original position; (b) comparing the original position to a mapping database covering the trip; (c) determining a road segment of the mapping database associated to the original position; (d) determining a current position during the trip; (e) comparing the current position to the mapping database; (f) determining a road segment of the mapping database associated to the current position; (g) setting the road segment as a link of the trip; (h) repeating (e)-(g) until the destination is reached; (i) determining the destination; (j) comparing the destination to the mapping database; (k) determining a road segment of the mapping database associated to the destination; and (l) representing the trip as connected links between the original position and destination, each link corresponding to a road segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ghazaleh Panahandeh, Nasser Mohammadiha, Joakim Lin Sorstedt
  • Patent number: 11378950
    Abstract: A remote system for an autonomous vehicle, includes a receiver, a controller, and a display device. The receiver is configured to receive road information. The controller is programmed to receive input related to the road information and create a supervision zone when the road information impacts road drivability. The display device is disposed at a control center area and configured to display a visual indication on a map of the supervision zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC., United States of America as Represented by the Admininstrator of the Nationa Aeronautics and Space
    Inventors: Liam Pedersen, Siddharth Thakur, Armelle Guerin, Ali Mortazavi, Atsuhide Kobashi, Mauro Della Penna, Richard Enlow, Andrea Angquist, Richard Salloum, Stephen Wu, Ben Christel, Shane Hogan, John Deniston, Jen Hamon, Sannidhi Jalukar, Maarten Sierhuis, Eric Schafer, David Lees, Dawn Wheeler, Mark Allan
  • Patent number: 11377024
    Abstract: A travel assistance device for assisting traveling of a subsequent vehicle following a vehicle group in the form of vehicle platooning, the travel assistance device being located in a last vehicle of a plurality of vehicles included in the vehicle group, the travel assistance device including: an information acquiring unit for acquiring information indicating right/left turning vehicles that turn right or left at an intersection among the vehicles and information indicating deceleration timing of a first vehicle from front among the right/left turning vehicles; and a direction indicator controlling unit for turning on a direction indicator of the last vehicle at the deceleration timing of the foremost right/left turning vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Onishi, Yuji Inoue
  • Patent number: 11378976
    Abstract: A method and control system for utilizing an autonomous vehicle as shield against meteorological phenomena above a drivable surface area are provided. The method includes determining if the drivable surface area is to be shielded against the meteorological phenomenon and autonomously driving the vehicle over the drivable surface area to at least partially cover the drivable surface area from the meteorological phenomenon. Additionally, the method includes determining if the drivable surface area is to be uncovered and autonomously driving the vehicle away from the drivable surface area to uncover the drivable surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Ingmar Langer, Michael Schreiber, Claudia Escobar Yaya, Margaux Krause
  • Patent number: 11371852
    Abstract: A system and method for providing position information of a transit object to a computing device is provided. Global positioning satellite (GPS) information of a transit object can be periodically received. For each of some of the GPS information, one or more candidate points of a transit system can be identified based on the GPS information. Using the one or more candidate points, a most likely path of travel can be determined. Additional position points along the most likely path of travel can be extrapolated and transmitted to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul-Phillip Holden, Matthew Sweeney
  • Patent number: 11375351
    Abstract: An aftermarket vehicle communication device engageable to a vehicle for providing location information associated with the vehicle to a V2X data stream. The device includes a housing configured to be detachably engageable to the vehicle. A GPS circuit is coupled to the housing and is disposable in communication with a GPS system to receive a GPS signal therefrom, with the received GPS signal being representative of a location of the vehicle when the housing is engaged to the vehicle. An antenna circuit is also coupled to the housing and is in communication with the GPS circuit. The antenna circuit is configured to receive the GPS signal from the GPS circuit and communicate the GPS signal to the V2X data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Innova Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Ieon C. Chen, David Rich
  • Patent number: 11356823
    Abstract: A system configured to enable mutually secured information exchange between a first user of a first automobile and a second user of a second automobile includes a first device associated with the first automobile, where the first device is configured to provide a first data set indicative of first information relating to the first automobile. The system includes a second device associated with the second automobile, where the second device is configured to provide a second data set indicative of second information relating to the second automobile. The system includes officiating componentry configured to, based on a determination that the first data set and the second data set meet a threshold data requirement, transmit a third data set indicative of third information relating to the first automobile to the second device, and a fourth data set indicative of fourth information relating to the second automobile to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Nilay Yalesh Modi
  • Patent number: 11355012
    Abstract: A server system 150 for providing data to at least one mobile device 200, the server system comprising a processing resource 174. In a first embodiment, the processing resource 174 is configured to generate contour data representing a boundary of a respective area for which a weather-related parameter has substantially the same value, the contour data being sent to a mobile device 200. In a second embodiment, the processing resource 174 is configured to determine a plurality of parameter values of a model representative of weather-related data, and to filter the parameter values such that only some of the values of sent to a mobile device 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Fulger, Peter Mieth, Steffen Gunther Wiesner
  • Patent number: 11356172
    Abstract: Systems and methods implementing a multi-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) wireless communication network are provided. The system includes application UAVs that wirelessly provide applications. The system includes relay UAVs that connect the application UAVs to a ground station. The ground station connects to a wireless backhaul network. Processor devices determine mobility for the application UAVs based on application-specific objectives. The processor devices also determine mobility for the relay UAVs based on forming and maintaining the wireless backhaul network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Eugene Chai, Sampath Rangarajan, Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Ramanujan Sheshadri
  • Patent number: 11356251
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and techniques for facilitating privacy preserving secure communicating in a platoon of devices, such as, vehicles, roadside units, or the like is provided. A service initiator provisions a ring key-set as well as a public key-pair and distributes the keys to user equipment and service coordinators. During operation, user equipment can query, via a service coordinator, the existence of a platoon, form a platoon, or join a platoon with the ring key-set and the public key-pair. To form a platoon the service coordinator can generate a symmetric key and provide the symmetric key to the user equipment. Subsequently, user equipment can communicate using the symmetric key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Misoczki, Dave Cavalcanti, Manoj Sastry