Traffic Analysis Or Control Of Surface Vehicle Patents (Class 701/117)
  • Patent number: 11227495
    Abstract: Tracking movements of mobile devices may provide insight into parking space availability for transports deemed to be associated with those mobile devices. One example method of operation may include identifying a transport speed of a particular transport vehicle is moving above a first threshold speed, identifying a first change in direction of the transport and confirming a new transport speed after the first change in direction is less than a second threshold speed. The method may also include initiating a monitoring event to track movement of the transport responsive to the first change in direction of the transport or the confirmed new transport speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 11227487
    Abstract: A server device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire vehicle information including at least positional information of a vehicle and related time information from a plurality of vehicles; and a congestion identification unit configured to acquire a speed of the vehicle obtained from the vehicle information and information of a road of multiple lanes in one direction based on map information, and identify that there are a congested lane and a non-congested lane among the multiple lanes in one direction based on speeds of a plurality of vehicles traveling on the same road of the multiple lanes in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keiko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11225261
    Abstract: A performance dimension is selected, and a gap in machine performance, according to the selected dimension, is identified. A target value is identified to improve machine control according to the selected dimension. A dependent dimension, which depends on the selected dimension, is selected and a dependency indicator, that indicates a dependency of the dependent dimension on the selected dimension, is accessed to identify a value of the dependent dimension that will change if the machine is controlled so that the value of the selected dimension is moved from a current value to the target value. The change in value of the selected dimension, and the dependent dimension are aggregated to determine whether machine control should be modified so the value of the selected dimension moves toward the target value. If so, a corresponding control operation is identified, and control signals are generated to control the machine to perform the identified control operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Sebastian Blank, Dohn W. Pfeiffer
  • Patent number: 11222544
    Abstract: A platoon control system includes a platoon control in communication with a plurality of individual platoon vehicle controls associated with respective platoon vehicles of a platoon of vehicles traveling along a road. Responsive to a lane change instruction wirelessly communicated by the platoon control, the individual platoon vehicle control of a last platoon vehicle controls the last platoon vehicle to maneuver the last platoon vehicle from an initial traffic lane to another traffic lane. After maneuvering the last platoon vehicle to enter the other traffic lane, the individual platoon vehicle control of the last platoon vehicle controls the last platoon vehicle to allow the individual platoon vehicle controls of the other platoon vehicles to maneuver the other platoon vehicles to enter the other traffic lane ahead of the last platoon vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Ruediger K. Boegel
  • Patent number: 11222543
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining traffic information with the aid of a central monitoring device which is in communication with a plurality of fleet vehicles in order to obtain traffic information from the fleet vehicles, wherein within communication with the fleet vehicles the monitoring device transmits targeted measurement requests to the fleet vehicles. In one exemplary aspect, the invention proposes that during the transmission of targeted measurement requests, the monitoring device takes account of the quality of sensors with which the individual fleet vehicle are equipped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Christian Merfels, Constanze Hungar, Bernd Rech, Thilo Schaper, Daniel Wilbers, Niklas Koch, Florian Haubner, Simon Seitle
  • Patent number: 11215466
    Abstract: Implementations of various methods and systems to transform navigation routes with two waypoints or a destination waypoint or a series sequence of waypoints into objects which have associated price-time priority queues for transformed transportation units. The present disclosed invention relates to combining the concepts of objected oriented programming, market price queues, navigation systems and social networking and transportation as a fungible asset class or transportation as an open market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CirclesX LLC
    Inventor: Erik M Simpson
  • Patent number: 11215985
    Abstract: An apparatus for remote support of autonomous operation of a vehicle is described. The apparatus includes a processor that performs a method including receiving a query to define a path for the vehicle while the vehicle is traveling along a route from an origin to a destination in a vehicle transportation network, the query comprising multiple points including at least a start point and an end point of the path, obtaining a satellite image of a portion of a geographical area that encompasses the multiple points, determining, using the satellite image, static obstacles within the portion of the geographical area, the static obstacles defining navigable areas within the vehicle transportation network, generating the path through each of the multiple points such that the path is located within at least one navigable area of the navigable areas, and transmitting the path for use by the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: Nissan North America, Inc., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Aude Laurent, Kevin Poulet, Omar Bentahar, Siddharth Thakur
  • Patent number: 11217100
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device and method for assisting with driving of a vehicle, the electronic device including: a sensing unit configured to sense a driving state of at least one external vehicle on an entry scheduled lane that the vehicle is to enter by changing lanes; a processor configured to determine an entry possible region on the entry scheduled lane based on the sensed driving state of the at least one external vehicle and determine an entry condition for entry of the vehicle into the entry possible region; and an outputter configured to output information about the entry possible region and the entry condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-woo Yoo, Jung-gap Kuk, A-ron Baik, Min-sung Jang, Jung-un Lee
  • Patent number: 11210536
    Abstract: A moving object recognition system includes: closed space entry/exit detection means for detecting moving objects entering a closed space and exiting the closed space, the closed space being formed of detection regions of a sensor configured to detect the moving objects and a blind spot region formed outside and between the detection regions; closed space total amount calculation means for calculating a closed space total amount based on the moving objects entering the closed space and exiting the closed space; region entry/exit detection means for detecting the moving objects entering the detection regions and the moving objects exiting the detection regions; and a blind spot total amount calculation means for calculating a blind spot total amount by subtracting the region total amount from the closed space total amount, the blind spot total amount being a total number of the moving objects present within the blind spot region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisaku Honda
  • Patent number: 11209828
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding situation of a host vehicle and a driving controller configured to control acceleration/deceleration and steering of the host vehicle on the basis of a recognition result of the recognizer, wherein the driving controller determines a target speed of the host vehicle by reflecting a first target speed based on a relationship between a first vehicle that travels in front of the host vehicle in a first lane and the host vehicle and a second target speed based on a relationship between a second vehicle that travels in front of a target position to which the host vehicle makes a lane change in a second lane and the host vehicle in a prescribed ratio according to progress of the lane change when the lane change from the first lane to the second lane is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nana Niibo, Chihiro Abe, Katsuya Yashiro
  • Patent number: 11205343
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for interpreting traffic information by a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, by a processor, sensor data from one or more sensing devices of the vehicle, where the sensor data depicts a traffic device in an environment of the vehicle; receiving, by the processor, map data associated with the environment of the vehicle, where the map data includes traffic devices; matching, by the processor, the traffic device of the sensor data with a traffic device of the map data; determining, by the processor, a probability distribution of a traffic signal associated with the matched traffic devices based on a Hidden Markov model (HMM); and planning, by the processor, control of the vehicle based on the probability distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Bush, Michael A. Losh, Aravindhan Mani
  • Patent number: 11200798
    Abstract: The present invention may be a method, a computer system, and a computer program product for grouping a plurality moving objects capable of communicating with a server computer. The server computer performs the method comprising: predicting travel routes of the plurality of moving objects, using current traveling data and travel history data; grouping the plurality of moving objects into at least one group, using the predicted travel routes; determining a representative moving object in each group; and communicating with the representative moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Asuka Tokunaga, Satoshi Hosokawa, Shoichiro Watanabe, Yasutaka Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11199412
    Abstract: This disclosure provides techniques for the creation of maps of indoor spaces. In these techniques, an individual or a team with no mapping or cartography expertise can contribute to the creation of maps of buildings, campuses or cities. An indoor location system can track the location of contributors in the building. As they walk through indoor spaces, an application may automatically create a map based on data from motion sensors by both tracking the location of the contributors and also inferring building features such as hallways, stairways, and elevators based on the tracked contributors' motions as they move through a structure. With these techniques, the process of mapping buildings can be crowd sourced to a large number of contributors, making the indoor mapping process efficient and easy to scale up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Kamiar Kordari, Benjamin Funk, Carole Teolis, Jared Napora, John Karvounis, Dan Hakim, Christopher Giles, Carol Politi
  • Patent number: 11195416
    Abstract: There is provided a system for managing sharing of a straddle type vehicle, including a position locating unit provided on the straddle type vehicle and configured to locate a position of the straddle type vehicle, a position acquisition unit configured to acquire a position of a peripheral vehicle from the peripheral vehicle present around the straddle type vehicle, and a determination unit configured to determine a parking position at which the straddle type vehicle is parked based on the position of the straddle type vehicle located by the position locating unit and the position of the peripheral vehicle acquired by the position acquisition unit when the straddle type vehicle is parked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Takagi
  • Patent number: 11186223
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to a large vehicle approach warning device and a method for controlling the same for enabling the driver to cope with the instability of the vehicle due to a cross wind generated by a large vehicle approaching a host vehicle, by outputting an warning message when the driver is not griping the steering wheel in a situation where the vehicle is approaching the host vehicle at a high speed in the rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventor: Boryeon Kang
  • Patent number: 11182376
    Abstract: Adaptive Sampling. Data comprising pairings of data value with lists of data keys are received. The range of possible values of the data keys is partitioned into unbalanced buckets, with at least two of the unbalanced buckets representing different fractions of the range. Each unbalanced bucket is assigned to a respective processing unit selected from a plurality of processing units. The pairings are processed by the processing units, with each processing unit generating an intermediate result. The intermediate results are combined to generate a comprehensive result. A sampling error is determined by scaling an unbalanced bucket's intermediate result according to its corresponding fraction and comparing the scaled intermediate result to the comprehensive result. An unbalanced bucket having a sampling error less than a sampling error threshold is selected. The selected unbalanced bucket's corresponding fraction is selected as a sampling rate for a second data processing job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Scott S. McCoy
  • Patent number: 11173906
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a vehicle selector configured to select, from among other vehicles present near an own vehicle, another vehicle that the own vehicle is to follow when traveling in front of a gate as a following target vehicle, and a gate passage controller configured to cause the own vehicle to travel following the following target vehicle selected by the vehicle selector when passing through the gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Mizutani, Atsushi Ishioka, Akihiko Otsu, Daichi Kato, Kazuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11172467
    Abstract: A transponder and system are described for sharing vehicle lane data in a vehicle-to-vehicle safety system. It generates and broadcasts internally generated location points; and receives, processes and stores lane data received from other equipped vehicles. Physical lanes are represented by a sequence of logical lanes. Both the internal and external location points are aggregated into logical lanes. These logical lanes in turn are shared between vehicles via requests and replies. Each vehicle, within a temporary range, is considered a distinct vehicle. For each logical lane separate counts are maintained for the number of distinct vehicles that provided internal data, provided internal data shared once, and total data shared more than once. Internal data continues to aggregate until the logical lane changes. Total shared data is capped at a maximum of internal counted distinct vehicles and received distinct vehicle counts, to avoid counting the same (shared) data over and over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Zetta Research and Development LLC—ForC Series
    Inventors: Kim Rubin, Jonathan N. Betts-Lacroix
  • Patent number: 11162793
    Abstract: An approach is provided for separating past speed data into speed profiles corresponding to multi-modal segments of a travel network. A navigation processing platform determines one or more links of at least one travel network that includes at least one split into two or more links. The navigation processing platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of probe data associated with the one or more links to determine that the one or more links exhibit a multi-modality with respect to travel speed. The navigation processing platform then determines a plurality of speed profiles for one or more segments of the one or more links based, at least in part, on the multi-modality. The navigation processing platform further causes, at least in part, a generation of at least one travel speed map that associates the plurality of speed profiles with the one or more segments of the one or more links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Gavril Giurgiu, Dongwook Jang
  • Patent number: 11164128
    Abstract: A method of determining optimal location for reaching destined locations by traversing traffic in a least time of determining is disclosed. Traffic information and incident information may be received using an input device. The traffic information and the incident information may be used to determine traffic and incidents associated with an area, and successively to determine a correlation score. The correlation score is calculated by analyzing the traffic information and the incident information. Further, an optimal location is determined based on the correlation score, for staging a first responder. Thus, the first responders could reach any of the destined locations in least time, when an incident occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Malkes, William S. Overstreet, Jeffery R. Price, Michael J. Tourville
  • Patent number: 11165655
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for performing a data center monitoring and management operation. The data center monitoring and management operation includes: identifying a data center asset topology for a data center; creating a data center topology map; monitoring asset traffic within the data center, the monitoring providing data center asset traffic data; presenting the data center topology map within data center topology user interface; presenting an efficiency improvement suggestion associated with the asset traffic within the data center; and, changing the data center asset topology based upon the efficiency improvement suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Lairsey, Saurav Shrestha, Carlin Mendonca, Margaret Patton
  • Patent number: 11152702
    Abstract: A system includes a housing with one or more edge processors to handle processing on behalf of a mobile target or to provide local data to the mobile target or to provide artificial intelligence for the mobile target; one or more antennas coupled to the housing; and a processor to control a directionality of the antennas in communication with the mobile target using 5G or 6G protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Bao Tran, Ha Tran
  • Patent number: 11150663
    Abstract: An autonomous driving system could create or exacerbate a hazardous driving situation due to incorrect machine learning, algorithm design, sensor limitations, environmental conditions or other factors. This technology presents solutions that use machine learning to detect when the autonomous driving system is in this state e.g., erratic or reckless driving and other behavior, in order to take remedial action to prevent a hazard such as a collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Philip Shirvani, Richard Bramley, John Montrym, Nirmal Saxena
  • Patent number: 11145200
    Abstract: Systems, methods, algorithms, and software for DSRC-actuated traffic control are presented. The invention leverages the presence of DSRC radios in vehicles and gives priority (by displaying green light) to approaches (roads) that include DSRC-equipped vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ozan K. Tonguz, Rusheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11145207
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for requesting and granting priority between a host vehicle and other vehicles, and to a system which implements the method. The host vehicle, through the use of on-board vehicle sensors, detects and identifies an impeding vehicle which interferes with the host vehicle's path. The host vehicle transmits a priority request to the impeding vehicle. The priority request includes a remuneration offer. The impeding vehicle evaluates the priority request, including the sufficiency of the host vehicle's remuneration offer, and grants or denies the host vehicle's priority request. If granted, the impeding vehicle modifies its path to be less impeding to the host vehicle, for example by assuming a cooperative path that lets the host vehicle pass the impeding vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Swoppz, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Jumpertz
  • Patent number: 11145206
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to roadmaps for mobile robotic devices are provided. A computing device can determine a roadmap that includes a first intersection associated with first and second edges. The computing device can determine an edge interaction region (EIR) surrounding the first intersection that includes portions of the first and second edges, where a traversal region on the first edge portion can overlap a traversal region on the second edge portion. The computing device can determine first and second sub-edges of the first edge; the first sub-edge within the EIR and the second sub-edge outside the EIR. The computing device can receive a request to determine a route, determine the route specifying travel along the first sub-edge with a first rule set and along the second sub-edge with a second rule set, and provide the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Russell, Geoffrey Lalonde
  • Patent number: 11147142
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for acoustics-based light source control of a lighting system is provided. The method may include detecting sounds emitted by a sound source from positions located along the path. A velocity of the sound source is determined with respect to a point on the path based on the detected sound emissions. A spatio-temporal trajectory of the sound source is based on the determined velocity and a topography of the path at the positions of the sound source. One or more light sources positioned adjacent to the determined trajectory are identified. Responsive to determining that a distance between the sound source and the identified light sources does not exceed a predetermined threshold, the identified light sources are energized to illuminate the length of the path ahead of the sound source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dipyaman Banerjee, Kuntal Dey
  • Patent number: 11142198
    Abstract: A lane keep control apparatus includes a first calculator. The first calculator includes a first determiner, a second determiner, a third determiner, and a second calculator. The first determiner is configured to determine whether a preceding vehicle travels on a traveling lane of an own vehicle. The second determiner is configured to determine whether a blinker of the preceding vehicle blinks. The third determiner is configured to determine whether widening of one or both of lane lines is present. The second calculator is configured to set, on a condition that the blinker of the preceding vehicle is determined as blinking and the widening is determined as being present, a target traveling course on the basis of one of the lane lines positioned on opposite side of the other of the lane lines that is positioned on a side on which the blinker of the preceding vehicle is determined as blinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11136030
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for controlling a vehicle. The vehicle is in a vehicle queue, the vehicle queue includes n vehicles {vehicle 0, vehicle 1, . . . , vehicle n?1} arranged in order along a traveling direction, the method is performed by a computing device of the vehicle i, i is from 1 to n?1. A vehicle-following subsystem model is established based on the relative speed and the relative vehicle distance error between the vehicle i and a vehicle i?1, and the acceleration of the vehicle i, a state trajectory of the vehicle-following subsystem model on a ?v-?R plane is determined, a plurality of division graphs of the vehicle i?1 in a plurality of travelling phases are combined to obtain a switching control graph for the vehicle i, and the travelling phase of the vehicle i is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shengbo Li, Bo Cheng, Keqiang Li, Hongbo Gao, Xiaoxue Zhang, Renjie Li, Zhitao Wang, Hailiang Chen, Jianqiang Wang, Yugong Luo, Diange Yang
  • Patent number: 11132880
    Abstract: A system for tracking the location of people as the people move between zones, the system including tracking devices and a central tracking system. The tracking devices each monitor a zone and include a video camera, infrared sensors for detecting people in the zone, an antenna for detecting wireless signals from devices carried by people in the zone that provide unique device identifiers, a light and a processor that communicates with the central tracking system. The processor turns the light on when the infrared sensor detects a person in the zone and analyzes video data from the camera to determine the location of the person, which is sent to the central processor which creates a personal identifier for the person based on the unique identifier of a device carried by the person and tracks the person as the person moves between zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: I3 AMERICA NEVADA INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Hoang, Jack Hoang
  • Patent number: 11132904
    Abstract: A work assignment request message, generated by a user device based on input provided by a tow service provider via the user device, is received at an enterprise server device. An initial pool of tow request stocks for potential fulfillment by the tow service provider is selected from a set of pending tow request stocks. A refined pool of tow request stocks is generated to exclude, from the initial pool, tow request stocks for which the tow service provider does not meet at least one fulfillment requirement. An optimized pool of tow request stocks is generated to include one or more tow request stocks selected, according to one or more optimization criteria, from the refined pool of tow request stocks. Information assigning the tow request stocks in the optimized pool of tow request stocks is transmitted from the enterprise server device to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: IAA, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Wallin, Anthony Roth, Christopher Poulos, Mradul Modi
  • Patent number: 11126872
    Abstract: Disclosed is a training evaluation device for a vehicle having a first input interface for receiving a recording of a sign given by a road user, and a second input interface for receiving a driver control command corresponding to the sign, wherein the training evaluation device propagates an artificial neural network with the recording of the sign and the driver control command to obtain a vehicle control command in the propagation of the artificial neural network, and adjusts weighting factors such that the vehicle control command matches the driver control command, for the machine learning of a meaning of the sign. A method for training an artificial neural network, a working evaluation device for an automatically operated vehicle, a driver assistance system, and a method for recognizing a meaning of a sign and for indicating a vehicle reaction to a known meaning of this sign are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Philipp Notheis, Leschek Debernitz, Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11126928
    Abstract: A first set of traces is received by a device, each trace including a set of location data. Each set of location data includes an origin point, a plurality of intermediate points, and a destination point in an ordered sequence. A bounding box surrounding a trace of the first set of traces is drawn, the bounding box corresponding to endpoints of the trace. A function determines a threshold and classifies a trace as stationary or non-stationary. A trace is classified as stationary or non-stationary by comparing a ratio represented by the trace length divided by the bounding box diagonal length to the determined threshold. In response to classifying the trace as stationary, the trace is labeled as stationary. In response to classifying the trace as non-stationary, extremities are extracted from the trace for re-classifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Mapbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Ugo Vollmer, Laurier Rochon
  • Patent number: 11129024
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-X communication apparatus includes a generating device which is designed to generate a vehicle-to-X message to be sent, a signing device which is designed to sign the vehicle-to-X message to be sent, a first verification device which is designed to verify the vehicle-to-X message to be sent, a transmitting device which is designed to send the vehicle-to-X message. The first verification device is configured according to a higher safety integrity level than the generating device, the signing device and/or the transmitting device. Furthermore, a corresponding method as well as the use of the apparatus in a vehicle or an infrastructure facility is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Marc Menzel, Andrew Kirby
  • Patent number: 11127285
    Abstract: A method for improved traffic congestion estimation is provided using signal phase and timing data from traffic signals at intersections and probe data from vehicles traversing said intersections. An example method may include: identifying each of a plurality of paths through an intersection; identifying signal phase and timing data for each traffic light associated with each path through the intersection; receiving probe data for vehicles approaching or traversing the intersection; estimating a number of vehicles failing to traverse the intersection along a path through the intersection; estimating a congestion status of the path through the intersection based on the number of vehicles failing to traverse the intersection; and causing the congestion status to be provided to permit updating of a map to reflect the congestion status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Xu, Xin Gao, Weimin Huang, Bruce Bernhardt
  • Patent number: 11117575
    Abstract: A driving assistance control system of a vehicle includes a needed information acquisition unit configured to acquire needed information for calculating a target path, a target path deciding unit configured to decide the target path based on the needed information, a vehicle traveling controller configured to perform a path following control for controlling a traveling device of the vehicle such that the vehicle follows the target path, and a system limit identification unit configured to identify a likelihood of reaching a system limit at which the path following control becomes unsuccessful. The system limit identification unit includes a determination model that learns a relationship between a plurality of vehicle feature amounts and the likelihood of reaching the system limit by machine learning in advance, and outputs an identification result of the likelihood of reaching the system limit corresponding to the input vehicle feature amounts using the determination model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Irie, Yoji Kunihiro, Hisaya Akatsuka
  • Patent number: 11104335
    Abstract: A vehicle movement predicting device includes an inter-vehicle communication part that obtains vehicle information from communicable vehicles around an own vehicle, a vehicle position measuring part that measures a position of a preceding vehicle of the own vehicle, a communicable vehicle selecting part that decides a past position closest to the position of the preceding vehicle on the basis of the vehicle information, calculates a closest distance between the past position and the position of the preceding vehicle and a direction difference between the preceding vehicle and the communicable vehicle, and thereby selects one from among the communicable vehicles each of which the closest distance and the direction difference are respectively predetermined values or less, as a front vehicle of the preceding vehicle, and a vehicle movement predicting part that predicts a future movement of the preceding vehicle on the basis of the position of the selected communicable vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Maeda
  • Patent number: 11109001
    Abstract: A system for representing a vehicle cabin layout on an original scale comprising a plurality of projectors, a planar projection surface and a control system. The layout is loaded as digital cabin layout data into the control system and the layout comprises a first cabin aisle section extending along a first aisle axis. The projectors comprise vertical projectors spaced along a first projector axis. The control system drives the vertical projectors and processes cabin layout data loaded into the control system to project at least one section of the cabin layout on the planar projection surface on the original scale. That section of the layout which is projected by the vertical projectors comprises the first aisle section, such that the first aisle axis runs with the first projector axis in a first aisle plane extending perpendicular to the planar projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Müller-Vogt, Nick Wegner, Dorothee Karschau, Falk Bajorat
  • Patent number: 11107356
    Abstract: A cellular network-based assisted driving method and a traffic control unit are provided, to accurately assess a risk and provide a valuable safety warning for a vehicle. In various embodiment, a first about-to-occur track of a first vehicle is determined based on traveling status information of the first vehicle. The first about-to-occur track is a traveling track of the first vehicle that is to occur within preset duration from a current moment. Warning information can be sent to the first vehicle when it is determined that a second about-to-occur track of a second vehicle intersects the first about-to-occur track. The second about-to-occur track is a traveling track of the second vehicle that is to occur within the preset duration from the current moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonggang Song, Hui Li, Xiao Yang
  • Patent number: 11104340
    Abstract: A host vehicle includes an internal combustion engine, a turbocharger in fluid communication with the internal combustion engine, a communication system configured to transmit and receive a traffic-related message, and a controller in communication with the turbocharger and the communication system. The controller is programmed to: receive the traffic-related message via the communication system; and command the internal combustion engine to increase a power output to spool up the turbocharger in response to receiving the traffic-related message. The controller is programmed to determine a number of relevant vehicles. The number of relevant vehicles is a number of vehicles that are in front of the host vehicle and behind a traffic light and affect a movement of the host vehicle toward the traffic light. The traffic-related message is a one of a vehicle message from another vehicle and/or a traffic-light message from the traffic light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Mohammad Naserian, Allan K. Lewis, Donald K. Grimm, Yiran Hu
  • Patent number: 11100794
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing safety related messages to one or more vehicles is based on slowdown data collected in association with one or more vehicles. Historical slowdown data for a set of road segments is identified. One or more corresponding road geometries are accessed for the set of road segments. A comparison is performed for the one or more road geometries and a predetermined set of templates. Based on the comparison, a matching template is identified. A score is calculated for the road segment based on the matching template and the historical slowdown data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Xu, Yuxin Guan, Zongyi Xuan
  • Patent number: 11091156
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a road segment. A set of features associated with the road segment can be determined based at least in part on data captured by one or more sensors of a vehicle. A level of similarity between the road segment and each of a set of road segment types can be determined by comparing the set of features to features associated with each of the set of road segment types. The road segment can be classified as a road segment type based on the level of similarity. Scenario information associated with the road segment can be determined based on the classified road segment type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Asif Haque, Mark Douglas Huyler, Gerard Joyce, Ying Liu, David Tse-Zhou Lu, Sameer Qureshi, Vinay Shet
  • Patent number: 11092451
    Abstract: A vehicle monitoring system permits a user to designate some usage as personal, such that the location of the vehicle is not tracked (or not recorded or not reported). The user can designate the usage as personal in terms of time of day or day of the week or in terms of geographic areas. Optionally, in calculating a route, the system may take into account a safety index; i.e. which route is safer. The system may also take into account which route will consume less energy, particularly where the vehicle is an electric vehicle, which has different efficiencies in certain types of road conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Appy Risk Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Otman A. Basir, William Ben Miners
  • Patent number: 11092455
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of providing personalized route information involves gathering a plurality of past location indicators over time for a wireless client device, determining a future driving objective using the plurality of previously-gathered location indicators, obtaining real-time traffic data for an area proximate to the determined driving objective, and generating a suggested route for the driving objective using the near real-time traffic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Henry Allan Rowley, Shumeet Baluja
  • Patent number: 11092103
    Abstract: Provided is a state determination device for an internal combustion engine. The state determination device includes a storage device, and an execution device. The storage device stores mapping data that is data defining a mapping that outputs a determination result of a state of the internal combustion engine, by using an internal combustion engine state variable as an input. The execution device executes an acquisition process of acquiring the internal combustion engine state variable each time a crankshaft rotates by a specified angle, and a determination process of determining the state of the internal combustion engine based on an output of the mapping using the internal combustion engine state variable as an input. The execution device omits a part of the determination process performed each time the crankshaft rotates by the specified angle when a rotation speed of the crankshaft becomes equal to or higher than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohsuke Hashimoto, Akihiro Katayama, Yuta Oshiro, Kazuki Sugie, Naoya Oka
  • Patent number: 11087617
    Abstract: A vehicle crowd sensing system and method of selective sensing for the vehicle crowd sensing system. The method, in one implementation, involves receiving a plurality of detection reports from a first set of vehicles, each detection report including an event, a position qualifier of the event, and a severity qualifier of the event; developing an inherent error model for the event that includes a compilation of the position qualifiers of the event and the severity qualifiers of the event; and determining a resampling instruction for the event. The resampling instruction is based on an action model and the action model is at least partly a factor of the inherent error model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Bo Yu, Fan Bai, Jinzhu Chen
  • Patent number: 11082852
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed, according to which a mobile node, having a plurality of interfaces and performing communication according to flow information when an operator is performing communication based on the flow information as defined by a policy, can select an interface suitable for the flow and can perform communication. According to this technique, a mobile node (MN 10) having a plurality of interfaces has a list to indicate domain limited flows to be transmitted only within a specific network (a trusted network), and a list to indicate the trusted networks. When a certain interface performs handover, and in case there is a domain limited flow that uses the interface, it is decided whether the network of handover destination is a trusted network or not, and in case the network of the handover destination is not a trusted network, it is decided whether it is possible or not to transmit and receive the domain limited flow via another interface that is connected to the trusted network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Keigo Aso, Jun Hirano, Chan Wah Ng, Pek Yew Tan, Chun Keong Benjamin Lim, Tien Ming Benjamin Koh
  • Patent number: 11080997
    Abstract: A recommended traveling speed provision program according to one aspect of the present disclosure causes a computer to function as: an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from probe vehicles, pieces of probe information each including information of a time within a predetermined time period and a position of the corresponding probe vehicle at the time; a representative traveling speed calculation unit configured to calculate a representative traveling speed that is a representative value of traveling speeds of the probe vehicles, based on the pieces of probe information acquired by the acquisition unit; a recommended traveling speed calculation unit configured to calculate a recommended traveling speed, based on the representative traveling speed calculated by the representative traveling speed calculation unit; and a provision unit configured to provide the recommended traveling speed calculated by the recommended traveling speed calculation unit to a target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yamada, Shoichi Tanada, Shigeki Nishimura, Masataka Tokunaga, Hitoshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 11079238
    Abstract: A method of calculating a most probable path (MPP) comprising: with a classification module, classifying each of a plurality of origin and destination (O/D) trajectories into one of a plurality of periods of time, the classification comprising: changing a data sampling time period of any of the plurality of trajectories within the determined classification periods; with the classification module, detecting any O/D data descriptive of an aperiodic O/D trajectory using context data descriptive of the aperiodic O/D trajectory; and with the classification module, calculating a route trajectory serving as a candidate of the MPP to determine a priority O/D trajectory that matches the context data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Nishimura, Shoichiro Watanabe, Sanehiro Furuichi, Kenichi Takasaki
  • Patent number: 11082668
    Abstract: A system and method for surveillance of a scene comprising the steps of: capturing a scene via at least two image streams; processing the first of the two image streams to detect an act, event or object; and, wherein when an act, event or object is detected, storing portions of the second image stream corresponding to the act, event or object independently of the first image stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Iomniscient Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Rustom Adi Kanga, Ivy Lai Chun Li