Vehicle Diagnosis Or Maintenance Determination Patents (Class 701/29.1)
  • Patent number: 11209283
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a controller, and a provision unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire behavior information and a request for route retrieval from the vehicle. The controller is configured to decide a plurality of temporary routes in a case where the request for route retrieval is acquired, recognize a manner reference score of each of the temporary routes, recognize an evaluation score of each of a plurality of manner items based on the behavior information acquired from the vehicle having requested the route retrieval, calculate a total evaluation score by using the evaluation score of each of the manner items, and select some of the temporary routes as proposal routes based on comparison between the manner reference score and the total evaluation score. The provision unit is configured to provide the proposal routes to the vehicle having requested the route retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashige Hori, Ken Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11210434
    Abstract: A system includes an input/output interface, a processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions stored thereon. The instructions, when executed, cause the processor to receive a fault code, display on the input/output interface a first component of an aircraft that is associated with the fault code, upon selection by a user of a first hyperlink associated with the first component, display a physical layout of the aircraft in which the first component is indicated, and upon selection by the user of a second hyperlink associated with the first component, display a first wiring diagram of the aircraft in which the first component is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Textron innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Monty Allan Wolfe, Marc Lemieux, Michael Alan Gralish
  • Patent number: 11210871
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and apparatus for remote reprogramming of an automotive controller using J2534 communications protocol, a local device, a client device, a technician device and a system server. The local device is connected to the automotive controller and is wirelessly connected to the client device. The client device is connected to the technician device through a system server. Programming configurations, including firmware, settings, and parameter updates, are selected from a technician device, sent to the system server, and uploaded to local device using J2534 communication protocol. The client device receives reprogramming data from the system server and sends the reprogramming data to the local device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: EZ Lynk SEZC
    Inventors: Brad Gintz, Thomas Wood, Frederick Hershel Savage
  • Patent number: 11187753
    Abstract: A system and a method for determining a current and/or forecast state of a vehicle battery of a vehicle. The system includes an acquisition device which repeatedly acquires a respectively current idle state voltage value during at least one idle state of the vehicle when a prespecified idle state condition is met; a data storage device storing at least one voltage threshold value; an adaptation device which adapts the at least one voltage threshold value in the data storage device based on the acquired idle state voltage values; and a computing device that determines the current or forecast state of the vehicle battery based on a comparison of a provided comparison voltage value with at least the at least one adapted voltage threshold value, and issues an output signal that indicates the determined current and/or forecast state of the vehicle battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Sanghmitra Gupta
  • Patent number: 11167766
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a steering control apparatus and method, and a steering system. The steering controller manages the access right to the shared resource so that the access to the shared resource shared with the other steering controller is not overlapped with the other steering controller by using the shared resource manager, and controls the steering of the vehicle by accessing the shared resource according to the access right to the shared resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventors: Dae Sung Kim, SeungCheol Lee, Jin Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 11113903
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for determining a maintenance issue are described. An audio signal is obtained and analyzed to generate an audio signature. A characteristic of a component is identified based on the audio signature and an action is determined based on the characteristic of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11110927
    Abstract: A system variably controls braking energy regeneration in a vehicle by reflecting a compensation torque depending on a difference in deceleration based on a road gradient when the vehicle travels over a downhill section or an uphill section of a road. The system includes a longitudinal sensor to receive the road gradient and compare the road gradient to a specific grade, and then compensate for the road gradient using a grade resistance value and a deceleration based value depending on a difference between deceleration manually set by a driver using a paddle shift and an actual vehicle deceleration. The system may include a controller to output a coasting torque as a correction torque that is a sum of the grade resistance value and the deceleration based value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Soo-Lim Han, Woo-Cheol Cho, Seung-Jae Yoo, Jea-Myoung Youn, Ja-Chun Han
  • Patent number: 11105640
    Abstract: A computer system configured to use train telematics data may be mounted on or within an autonomous vehicle, and which may be configured to (1) receive train telematics data associated with a train that includes GPS location, speed, route, heading, acceleration, and/or track data; (2) determine, based upon the train telematics data, when, or a time period of when, the train will pass through, be passing through, and/or be within a predetermined distance of a railroad crossing; (3) determine an alternate route for the autonomous vehicle to take to avoid waiting at the railroad crossing; and (4) direct the autonomous vehicle to automatically travel along the alternate route or automatically stop at the railroad crossing to allow the train to pass unimpeded and to facilitate avoidance of train-vehicle collisions. Insurance discounts may be generated based upon the risk mitigation or prevention functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventor: Gregory Hayward
  • Patent number: 11097674
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication network comprising at least one node connected to a bus, the network comprising: at least one memory comprising software having data characterizing messages that propagate over the network during normal operation and executable instructions for processing a message based on the data to determine if the message is normal or anomalous; a module operable to: process messages received from the in-vehicle network in accordance with the executable instructions and the data to identify an anomaly in communications over the in-vehicle communication network; accumulate and store information responsive to the processing of the received messages; instruct a communication interface, configured to support communication with an entity external to the vehicle, to upload the stored information or a portion thereof to the entity external to the in-vehicle network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Argus Cyber Security Ltd.
    Inventors: Ofer Ben Noon, Yaron Galula, Oron Lavi
  • Patent number: 11091169
    Abstract: An object sensor test system includes a sensor and a test bench. The sensor includes a test interface configured to receive test data and at least one control signal, selectively inject the test data into a selected input of a processing chain based on the at least one control signal, and selectively extract processed test data at a selected output of the processing chain based on the at least one control signal. The test bench is configured to transmit the test data and the at least one control signal to the test interface, receive the processed test data from the sensor, compare the received processed test data with expected data to generate a comparison result, and determine that a segment of the processing chain is operating normally or abnormally based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Norbert Druml
  • Patent number: 11091088
    Abstract: A failure detection circuit capable of detecting an outage for a hybrid turn signal lamp is provided. The failure detection circuit is capable of detecting the failure of an incandescent light source and an LED light source and capable of sending a single failure signal to a body control module (BCM). The failure detection circuit includes an outage detection module connected in series between a power supply and an incandescent light source. The failure detection circuit also includes a lamp driver circuit adapted to detect a change in LED current or voltage that is indicative of a LED light source failure and thereafter output the failure signal to the BCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Eleazar Padilla Guardado, Jose Miguel Mercado Pena
  • Patent number: 11093626
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authorized access to restricted access locations. A first and/or second device includes a secure storage storing security credentials associated with a user for authorized access to restricted access locations. The second device is associated with a unique identifier. A processor of the first device is configured to: detect a presence of the second device within a predetermined proximity range of the first device; establish a communication channel between the first and second devices; receive the unique device identifier from the second device via the communication channel; determine whether the received unique device identifier matches a predetermined identifier in the secure storage, to validate the second device; determine whether the first and second devices maintain a predefined connection state; and permit access to the security credentials stored on the secure storage when the second device is validated and the predefined connection state is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: iDee Limited
    Inventors: Al Lakhani, Dennis Kelechi Okpara
  • Patent number: 11074768
    Abstract: A diagnostic tool includes a processor, display, and memory storing instructions to perform scan tool functions (STF) including transmitting a message to a vehicle. The STF include first STF for a first system of the vehicle. Additional stored instructions are executable to display a first user-interface screen (UIS) including a first user-selectable control (USC) including an indicator of a first scanner job performable on the vehicle, and to display a second UIS instead of the first UIS in response to a selection of the first USC. The second UIS incudes: a second USC including an indicator of the first STF for the first system of the vehicle, and guidance for performing a procedure of the first scanner job. The stored instructions are executable to transmit a first vehicle data message to a component of the first system in response to a selection of the second USC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick S. Merg, Jacob G. Foreman, Roy S. Brozovich, Joseph R. Grammatico, Joshua C. Covington
  • Patent number: 11068560
    Abstract: A method of processing vehicle diagnostic data is provided for identifying likely vehicle fix(s) associated with a diagnostic data, and identifying a repair procedure(s) for correcting the likely fix(s). The process receiving vehicle diagnostic data from a vehicle onboard computer at a remote diagnostic database, the database being arranged to map vehicle diagnostic data to possible vehicle fix(s). The possible vehicle fix(s) are prioritized in accordance with ranked matches of the received diagnostic data to combinations of diagnostic data stored in a prior experience database. The prior experience database having an identified fix associated with each stored combination of diagnostic data. The fix associated with the highest ranked combination of diagnostic data is identified as the most likely fix. The most likely fix is mapped to a vehicle repair database, the most likely fix being directly mapped to an associated repair procedure for repairing the most likely fix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INNOVA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ieon C. Chen, Robert Madison, Keith Andreasen
  • Patent number: 11060872
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calibrating odometry of a materials handling vehicle. One embodiment of a method includes determining a current location of the materials handling vehicle, determining an odometry distance from the current location to a destination based on a calculation of a determined number of rotations of a wheel and a circumference of the wheel, and determining a positioning system distance from the current location to the destination. Some embodiments include comparing the odometry distance with data from the positioning system distance to calculate a scaling factor, applying the scaling factor to a fast alpha filter to achieve a fast filter result, and applying the scaling factor to a slow alpha filter to achieve a slow filter result. Similarly, some embodiments include applying the fast alpha filter to the scaling factor to smooth noise, calculating an updated odometry distance utilizing the scaling factor, and utilizing the updated odometry distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy William Fanselow, Justin Forbes Thode, Ryan Michaels Estep
  • Patent number: 11049400
    Abstract: A warning system for use on a first vehicle includes a warning device connected to a control assembly. The control assembly includes a controller, a processor, a memory and a power supply. A GPS receiver is connected to the control assembly for determining the geographic location of the vehicle and for acquiring a local map of the vicinity of the vehicle. The control assembly also includes an intersection detection system for identifying a target intersection being approached by the vehicle and is configured to determine whether the vehicle is in the proximity of the target intersection. The control assembly also is configured to activate the warning system to issue a warning when the vehicle is within the predetermined proximity of a target intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Caleb Garrett, Joseph Ali Eduardo
  • Patent number: 11048269
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of using telematics data associated with an originating vehicle at a destination vehicle is provided. The method includes receiving telematics data associated with the originating vehicle by (1) a mobile device, or (2) a smart vehicle controller associated with a driver, and analyzing the telematics data to determine that a travel event exists. If the travel event exists, the method may determine if the travel event presents an issue or problem for the vehicle (or driver) by determining that a GPS location of the travel event is located along the current travel route of the vehicle and, if so, automatically taking a preventive or corrective action that 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 based upon the risk mitigation or prevention functionality, or usage thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventor: Gregory Hayward
  • Patent number: 11034331
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle door lock having an infrared biometrics information collection device. In certain embodiments, vehicle door lock includes, a vehicle door with a door handle for opening vehicle door, an infrared light source, and an infrared biometrics information collection sensor. The infrared light source includes one or more infrared light emitters. The infrared biometrics information collection sensor captures at least one infrared image of biometrics information of the one or more fingers of a target human hand. The fingers are positioned between the infrared light source and the infrared biometrics information collection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NANJING EASTHOUSE ELECTRICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hao Min
  • Patent number: 11027790
    Abstract: A lighting system for a vehicle at least one primary low beam element at least a first adaptive element, a second adaptive element and a third adaptive element and a lean angle sensor generating a lean angle signal. A controller controls the plurality of adaptive elements so that the first element, the second element and third element are extinguished at less than a first lean angle, between the first and a second lean angle greater than the first lean angle illuminating the first adaptive element, between the second and a third lean angle greater than the second lean angle illuminating the first and second adaptive elements, between the third lean angle and a fourth lean angle greater than the third lean angle illuminating the second adaptive element and the third adaptive element and extinguishing the first adaptive element in response to the lean angle signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Indian Motorcycle International, LLC
    Inventor: Jacob R. Horn
  • Patent number: 11017359
    Abstract: Embodiments include techniques for determining the validity of service recommendations, where the techniques include receiving a service provider recommendation for a device from a service provider, and receiving device inputs and service provider inputs associated with the device. The techniques also include performing an input analysis on the device inputs to determine a predicted recommendation, and determining a trust level score for the service provider based at least in part on the service provider inputs, and comparing the service provider recommendation and the predicted recommendation. Techniques include performing, based at least in part on the trust level score, a value analysis and a severity analysis, and generating a recommended action based at least in part on the value analysis and the severity analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Schayne Bellrose, Pasquale A. Catalano, Jerry Chuaypradit, Andrew Crimmins, Preston Lane, Juan Merchan, Rorie Paul Reyes
  • Patent number: 11016003
    Abstract: A vibration monitoring system described herein is used to detect and analyze mechanical characteristics such as vibrations emanating from a rotating system (including the shaft and bearing system). The analysis of the mechanical characteristics yields decision data as to whether and which component connected with the rotating system is faulty so that it may be replaced. An example of a rotating system would be any of the rotating accessories present in an automotive vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: EZ PULLEY LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Andrew Laricchiuta, Joseph M. Ambrosio, Michael J. Kuhl, John O'Brien, Joshua I. Romero, George Jacob, Steven Massaro
  • Patent number: 11010992
    Abstract: A system includes a memory storing diagnostic data and survey requirements indicating a survey question and vehicles to receive the survey question. A processor is programmed to identify vehicles that match the survey requirements, send a survey question for the identified vehicles to be answered by vehicle occupants, receive answer to the question from the vehicles, and annotate the diagnostic data with to the answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Rockwell, Benjamin M. Rocci, Christian Krozal, David Randolph Roberts
  • Patent number: 11010725
    Abstract: Embodiments include techniques for determining the validity of service recommendations, where the techniques include receiving a service provider recommendation for a device from a service provider, and receiving device inputs and service provider inputs associated with the device. The techniques also include performing an input analysis on the device inputs to determine a predicted recommendation, and determining a trust level score for the service provider based at least in part on the service provider inputs, and comparing the service provider recommendation and the predicted recommendation. Techniques include performing, based at least in part on the trust level score, a value analysis and a severity analysis, and generating a recommended action based at least in part on the value analysis and the severity analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Schayne Bellrose, Pasquale A. Catalano, Jerry Chuaypradit, Andrew Crimmins, Preston Lane, Juan Merchan, Rorie Paul Reyes
  • Patent number: 11004280
    Abstract: A mobile device configured to receive telematics data from another vehicle when the mobile device is traveling in a moving vehicle and take corrective action when a travel event exists may be provided. The mobile device may receive telematics data associated with an originating vehicle, analyze the telematics data, and determine or identify that a travel event associated with the originating vehicle exists and, when the travel event is determined to exist, determine whether the travel event is relevant to the moving vehicle or a route that the moving vehicle is presently traveling, and if so, direct corrective action such that safer vehicle travel for the moving vehicle is facilitated based upon the telematics data that is collected by the originating vehicle. An insurance provider may collect an insured's usage of the vehicle safety functionality to calculate, update, and/or adjust insurance premiums, rates, discounts, points, or programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory Hayward
  • Patent number: 10994758
    Abstract: A transportation management system for a tank container allowed to be placed on a container freight car, the tank container including a vessel capable of accommodating liquefied natural gas and a frame body which supports the vessel, the transportation management system includes a vessel management device and a transportation management device to communicate with the vessel management device. The vessel management device includes a vessel information detection unit to detect vessel information of the vessel included in the tank container, and a vessel management device-side communication unit to transmit the vessel information detected by the vessel information detection unit to the transportation management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN PETROLEUM EXPLORATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Momoyo Yuki, Akihisa Takahashi, Masao Toyosaki, Takehito Tsuji, Makoto Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10991253
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for delivering food. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving, by a processor, a food delivery request; autonomously preparing food, by the processor and at least one robot or task specific device, based on the food delivery request in a compartment configured to be sterile of an autonomous vehicle; and autonomously delivering the prepared food by the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Timothy James Nixon
  • Patent number: 10980359
    Abstract: Examples provide a smart maintenance cart for cleaning temperature-controlled display cases. The maintenance cart includes a main body including a set of water tanks, a pump, a vacuum, a set of hoses, a drain hose filter, a set of rollers, a memory, and a processor. A smart maintenance controller analyzes the sensor data using a set of per-case, customized performance thresholds. The smart maintenance controller generates a set of priority rankings for a set of temperature-controlled display cases based on a result of the analysis of the sensor data. The smart maintenance controller identifies a highest priority case in the set of temperature-controlled display cases for maintenance based on the set of priority rankings. The smart maintenance controller outputs a maintenance task notification to a user, the maintenance task notification comprising a case identifier associated with the highest priority case for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Lacrecia Lynn Billings, Jeremy Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10960908
    Abstract: An extraction unit (121) determines, by using a fixed composition file, a fixed composition including a car having a specified equipment installed thereon as a fixed specified composition. The extraction unit determines, by using an operation composition file, an operation composition including the fixed specified composition as an operation specified composition. The extraction unit extracts, from an environment file, environment information corresponding to a set of a specified time and the operation specified composition. A conversion unit (122) converts, by using the environment information, state information indicating the state of the specified equipment at the specified time to comparative information indicating the state of the specified equipment in a reference environment. An evaluation unit (123) compares the comparative information with reference information. Then, the evaluation unit evaluates the state of the specified equipment at the specified time based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Yamada, Takeshi Takeuchi, Norimitsu Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10963966
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods described herein are directed towards sharing and exchanging insurance information between individuals. An insurance application is provided to a mobile computing device, and the insurance application is configured to transmit insurance information to another mobile computing device. Transmission of insurance information from the mobile computing device to the other mobile computing device may be initiated using the insurance application. A message may be generated that indicates the insurance information was transmitted from the mobile computing device to the other mobile computing device. The message may be sent to an insurance system, and receipt of the message at the insurance system may cause the insurance system to respond to the transmission of insurance information from the mobile device to the other mobile device. The transmission of insurance information may be initiated in response to a bump gesture performed between the mobile device and the other mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, James Gillespie, Stephen Hughes, Daniel Koza, William Loo, Francis Lowry
  • Patent number: 10950069
    Abstract: A method provides a diagnostic on a combined humidity and temperature sensing device including a humidity sensor having a humidity sensing element, a temperature sensor, and a heater. The method comprises obtaining a first temperature and a first relative humidity, heating the humidity sensing element with the heater, obtaining a second temperature and a second relative humidity after heating the humidity sensing element, and determining a difference between the first temperature and the second temperature and a difference between the first relative humidity and the second relative humidity. Diagnostic information representative of a possible malfunction of the humidity sensor is output when the difference between the first temperature and the second temperature is higher than a predetermined temperature difference threshold and the difference between the first relative humidity and the second relative humidity is lower than a predetermined humidity difference threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MEAS FRANCE
    Inventors: Francois-Xavier Villemin, Nicolas Saravia, Souhail Chreif
  • Patent number: 10940739
    Abstract: A programmable controller stores operational data for a number of embedded functions in multiple OEM vehicles and is programmable to operation in a selected vehicle among the multiple vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RB Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: John Peter Paul, Venkataramani Kumar
  • Patent number: 10922907
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided including a processor, a memory, and a vehicle tracking portal. The vehicle tracking portal is configured to obtain vehicle identification information regarding a vehicle. Then diagnostic information regarding the vehicle can be obtained. Then, based on the vehicle identification and the diagnostic information, a recommended service for the vehicle can be determined. A user can then be alerted to the recommended service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Peter Hosein, Steve Yankovich, Steve Romero, Selina Lam, Krystal Rose Higgins
  • Patent number: 10922164
    Abstract: A method and system for fault analysis and prediction in an enterprise environment is described. In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining data from a plurality of sources in the enterprise environment. The plurality of sources includes at least one or more systems, users, or applications. The obtained data is associated with identifiers that include a theme selected from a set of themes and one or more keywords that are specific to each theme. The method includes generating a workflow for a user based on a session identifier and/or timestamps associated with activity by the user. The workflow identifies a time-based sequence of interactions by the user with the at least one or more systems or applications in the enterprise environment. The method also includes determining at least one fault identification or fault prediction based on the workflow and identifiers associated with the obtained data that corresponds to the workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Mahesh Venkataraman, Jothi Gouthaman, Sunder Ranganathan Nochilur, Radhika Golden
  • Patent number: 10916073
    Abstract: A vehicle system comprises a gateway controller, configured to collect real-time vehicle data from an electronic control unit (ECU); responsive to receiving a start token from a testing device, send the real-time vehicle data to the testing device via at least two connections of different types, each connection having a predetermined bandwidth; and inverse multiplex the real-time vehicle data into separate real-time data streams that match the predetermined bandwidth of each connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Basavaraj Tonshal, Panduranga Kondoju, Varun Chari, Kamil Bernatowicz, Christopher Ciurla, Jennifer Danielle Shaw, Thomas Fitzgibbons
  • Patent number: 10909781
    Abstract: A method in an aircraft of using prognostic indicators for aircraft maintenance includes retrieving aircraft health data for a plurality of aircraft components wherein the aircraft health data includes at least one of mechanical systems condition indicator (CI) data, vibration spectrum data, resampled time-domain (RTD) data, and RTD spectrum data. The method includes estimating component health status information for the plurality of aircraft components using a plurality of prognostic modules wherein each prognostic module is configured to generate health status information for at least one of the aircraft components, the health status information includes at least one of a current health indicator and a prognostic indicator. The method also includes storing the component health status information for the aircraft components in a database onboard the aircraft, and causing the display of the health status information for the specific component on an aircraft display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Raj Mohan Bharadwaj, Kyusung Kim, Kwong Wing Au, Paul Frederick Dietrich, Piyush Ranade, Andrew Peter Vechart, Megan Hawley, Abraham Reddy, Craig Schimmel, David Daniel Lilly
  • Patent number: 10896371
    Abstract: Techniques that facilitate machine learning using multi-dimensional time series data are provided. In one example, a system includes a snapshot component and a machine learning component. The snapshot component generates a first sequence of multi-dimensional time series data and a second sequence of multi-dimensional time series data from multi-dimensional time series data associated with at least two different data types generated by a data system over a consecutive period of time. The machine learning component that analyzes the first sequence of multi-dimensional time series data and the second sequence of multi-dimensional time series data using a convolutional neural network system to predict an event associated with the multi-dimensional time series data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Sun, Roman Vaculin, Jinfeng Yi, Nianjun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10891545
    Abstract: Techniques that facilitate machine learning using multi-dimensional time series data are provided. In one example, a system includes a snapshot component and a machine learning component. The snapshot component generates a first sequence of multi-dimensional time series data and a second sequence of multi-dimensional time series data from multi-dimensional time series data associated with at least two different data types generated by a data system over a consecutive period of time. The machine learning component that analyzes the first sequence of multi-dimensional time series data and the second sequence of multi-dimensional time series data using a convolutional neural network system to predict an event associated with the multi-dimensional time series data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Sun, Roman Vaculin, Jinfeng Yi, Nianjun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10890645
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a tracking device configured to track an object in space, such as the sun, as the object moves across the sky. The tracking device may further be configured to direct a payload toward the object or toward an angle relative to the object. The tracking device may continuously or intermittently determine the location of the moving object, and adjust the position of the payload accordingly. The tracking device may calculate the position of the moving object based on GPS information, such as triangulated coordinates of the tracking device, date, and time. Generally, the tracking device may be capable of tracking an object such as the sun from anywhere on the earth's surface. The tracking device may employ one or more actuation assemblies to position the payload toward or relative to the moving object. The one or more actuation assemblies may operate through linear motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: WTS LLC
    Inventors: Brian Plourde, John Abraham, Douglas Plourde, Richard Pakonen, Andy Gikling
  • Patent number: 10866802
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to identifying Electronic Control Unit (ECU) anomalies in a vehicle. Operations may include monitoring data representing real-time processing activity of the ECU; receiving comparable data relating to processing activity of at least one other ECU deemed comparable in functionality to the ECU; comparing the real-time processing activity data with the comparable data, to identify at least one anomaly in the real-time processing activity of the ECU; and implementing a control action for the ECU when the at least one anomaly is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Aurora Labs Ltd.
    Inventor: Zohar Fox
  • Patent number: 10860407
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for testing and troubleshooting systems, such as remote systems, have been developed that provide for a test control system configured to perform testing on a system under test. The test control system may include an electronic device operable to display a system fault code failure matrix visualization that may include fault codes and/or fault locations for one or more subsystems of a SUT. The test control system may also include an aggregated subsystem fault locations database that stores previously identified system or subsystem fault locations of the SUT that may lead to a source of an issue causing a particular fault code for the SUT, where the electronic device is operable to access the aggregated subsystem fault locations database to obtain the various previously identified fault locations. The previously identified system or subsystem fault locations may be based on previous testing of a system or subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Paul Ly
  • Patent number: 10857526
    Abstract: A hydroprocessing catalyst has been developed. The catalyst is a crystalline transition metal tungstate material or metal sulfides derived therefrom, or both. The hydroprocessing using the crystalline transition metal tungstate material may include hydrodenitrification, hydrodesulfurization, hydrodemetallation, hydrodesilication, hydrodearomatization, hydroisomerization, hydrotreating, hydrofining, and hydrocracking. A data system comprising at least one processor; at least one memory storing computer-executable instructions; and at least one receiver configured to receive data of at least one unit or stream in fluid communication with and downstream from or upstream to a conversion process comprising at least one reaction catalyzed by the catalyst or a metal sulfide decomposition product of the catalyst has been developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stuart R. Miller, Susan C. Koster
  • Patent number: 10854966
    Abstract: A flexible antenna is provided. The flexible antenna includes a cable comprising at least one conductor, and an antenna body comprising a protective layer and a flexible circuit layer. The flexible circuit layer including a non-conductive sheet, at least one conductive feed pad and at least one antenna element. The at least one antenna element is formed of a conductive particle based material comprising conductive particles dispersed in a binder so that at least a majority of the conductive particles are adjacent to, but do not touch, one another. The at least one antenna element is disposed between the protective layer and the flexible circuit layer. The at least one conductor of the cable is electrically connected to the at least one feed pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: nCap Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rhett Francis Spencer, Anthony Joseph Sutera
  • Patent number: 10846201
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for debugging the performance of a neural network. In one embodiment, a neural network processor includes a processing engine, a debugging circuit coupled to the processing engine, and an interface to a memory device. The processing engine is configured to execute instructions for implementing a neural network. The debugging circuit is configurable to determine, for each instruction in a set of instructions, a first timestamp indicating a start time of executing the instruction and a second timestamp indicating an end time of executing the instruction by the processing engine. The interface is configured to save the first timestamp and the second timestamp for each instruction in the set of instructions into the memory device. The debugging circuit can be configured to different debug levels. The neural network processor can include multiple debugging circuits for multiple processing engines that operate in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Diamant, Jindrich Zejda, Drazen Borkovic, Thomas A. Volpe
  • Patent number: 10845961
    Abstract: A client computing system (CCS) receives a download including (i) an image representative of a vehicle component, (ii) symbol data associated with a first symbol, (iii) a set of one or more selectable identifiers, and (iv) supplemental information associated with the vehicle component. Each selectable identifier can indicate a respective portion of the supplemental information. After receiving the download, the CCS displays the image and the first symbol without displaying the set and the supplemental information. While the image and the first symbol are displayed without the set, the CCS receives a first input corresponding to selection of the first symbol. The CCS then responsively displays the set. While the set is displayed, the CCS receives a second input corresponding to selection of a first selectable identifier from the set. The CCS then responsively displays the respective portion of the supplemental information indicated by the first selectable identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick S. Merg, Todd Mercer, Roy Steven Brozovich, David Costantino
  • Patent number: 10846532
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying individuals using augmented-reality is provided herein. During operation individuals at an incident scene are identified via facial recognition. Residence information for the identified individuals is determined, and the individuals are highlighted in the augmented-reality system based on how far they reside from the incident scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Shem Tov, Shahar Kuchuk, David Mizrachi, Vered Rabaev
  • Patent number: 10839716
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems, and computer program products for modifying driving behavior. Aspects include obtaining driving data for a driver. Then developing, by a processor, a driving profile based on the driving data for the driver, wherein the driving profile includes one or more driving behaviors. Aspects also include obtaining location data for the driver and obtaining a set of driving rules from one or more databases based upon the location data for the driver. Additionally, aspects include comparing, by the processor, the driving profile to the set of driving rules to derive a set of suggested driving changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregg M. Arquero, Eli M. Dow, Syed F. Hossain, Joshua A. Schaeffer, Yunli Tang
  • Patent number: 10814883
    Abstract: An exemplary method implemented by a computing system determines a prediction of degradation of components in a complex vehicle to enable cost effective maintenance and enhance vehicle operational availability (vehicle readiness for missions) based on currently measured performance-based parameters associated with the respective components. Residues from models of the components reflect differences between performance as determined by the models of the components and currently measured actual performance parameters. The residues are used determine a level of degradation and a rate of change of degradation for the respective components. The remaining useful life (RUL) of the respective components is the projected/predicted time of remaining acceptable performance of the respective component, and is based on the current degradation level, the rate of change of degradation, and a stored threshold level of degradation that is a maximum amount of degradation that is acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sunil Dixit
  • Patent number: 10814689
    Abstract: A method for controlling vehicle motion is described. The method includes accessing a set of control signals including a measured vehicle speed value associated with a movement of a vehicle. A control signal associated with user-induced input is also accessed. The method compares the measured vehicle speed value with a predetermined vehicle speed threshold value to achieve a speed value threshold approach status, and then compares the set of values to achieve a user-induced input threshold value approach status. The method monitors a state of a valve within the vehicle suspension damper, and determines a control mode for the vehicle suspension damper. The method also regulates damping forces within the vehicle suspension damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Everet Owen Ericksen, Christopher Paul Cox, Philip Tsiaras, Mark Larson, Mario Galasso, Matt McLellan
  • Patent number: 10810531
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to vehicle diagnostics, and more particularly to systems and methods for vehicle tracking and service prediction. In one embodiment, a processor-implemented vehicle tracking and prediction method is disclosed. The method includes sending an electronic signal to activate in-vehicle data collection by an on-board data aggregator disposed in communication with each of an on-board vehicle computer, via an on-board diagnostic port, and one or more user devices. The method further includes receiving, aggregated in-vehicle data from the on-board data aggregator, predicting a future vehicle service event based on the aggregated data, and generating a vehicle valuation metric based on the aggregated data. The method further includes sending a notification to at least one of the on-board vehicle computer and the one or more user devices, where the notification is based on the predicted future vehicle service event and the generated vehicle valuation metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Hoover, Qiaochu Tang, Avid Ghamsari, Souvik Das
  • Patent number: 10796581
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a system having a memory, a plurality of self-driving systems for controlling a vehicle, and one or more processors. The processors are configured to receive at least one fallback task in association with a request for a primary task and at least one trigger of each fallback task. Each trigger is a set of conditions that, when satisfied, indicate when a vehicle requires attention for proper operation. The processors are also configured to send instructions to the self-driving systems to execute the primary task and receive status updates from the self-driving systems. The processors are configured to determine that a set of conditions of a trigger is satisfied based on the status updates and send further instructions based on the associated fallback task to the self-driving systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Seth Herbach, Philip Nemec, Nathaniel Fairfield