Vehicle Diagnosis Or Maintenance Determination Patents (Class 701/29.1)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10787982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and to a method for calibrating a controller of a vehicle component, in particular at least of one section of a drivetrain of a motor vehicle, preferably of an internal combustion engine, wherein control data, on the basis of which the vehicle component is controlled, are stored in the controller, and wherein the method comprises the following working steps: identifying at least one first vehicle parameter of a plurality of vehicle parameters of calibrated variants of the vehicle component, which parameter has different values for different calibrated variants, preferably a rated power, an emission value and/or a market specification; checking, if the calibrated variants differ in terms of the at least one first vehicle parameter, at least one portion of the control data of the calibrated variants for a relationship with the at least one first vehicle parameter; defining, if a relationship is detected, a calibration function for the at least one portion of the control data on
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Kaserer, Thomas Dobes, Gerhard Storfer, Stefan Thamerl, Mark Mutschler
  • Patent number: 10783376
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor which executes: a video data acquisition process of acquiring data on a video of at least one moving object as video data; a measurement information data acquisition process of acquiring data representing measurement information on the object as measurement information data; an object specifying process of specifying the object corresponding to the measurement information data included in the video, as an analysis target; a color specifying process of specifying a color of the analysis target as an object color; and a determination process of determining the object color specified by the color specifying process as a display color to be displayed when the measurement information data is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Futoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10775268
    Abstract: A test method for a vehicle powertrain includes, during a first test of a first vehicle or a portion of a first vehicle on a dynamometer, coordinatingly controlling (i) an accelerator pedal, an accelerator pedal signal, a fuel injector, a manifold pressure, a motor controller, or a throttle valve according to a load schedule and (ii) the dynamometer according to a speed schedule such that the dynamometer applies dynamic torque that causes a powertrain of the first vehicle or portion of the first vehicle to produce dynamic powertrain torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HORIBA INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Leo Alphonse Gerard Breton
  • Patent number: 10744491
    Abstract: A hydroprocessing catalyst has been developed. The catalyst is a crystalline transition metal molybdotungstate material or metal sulfides derived therefrom, or both. The hydroprocessing using the crystalline transition metal molybdotungstate 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: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Stuart R. Miller, Susan C. Koster
  • Patent number: 10733991
    Abstract: A mobile construction machine detects a speech processing trigger. It then performs speech processing (such as speech recognition and natural language understanding, speech synthesis, etc.) based on the detected speech processing trigger, to generate a speech processing result. A control signal generator generates control signals based on the speech processing result. The control signals can be used to control the mobile construction machine, to control another mobile construction machine, to provide information to a remote server location, or to aggregate information from multiple remote server locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Mark J. Cherney, Keith N. Chaston, Michael G. Kean, Douglas K. Wink, Sean P. West, John M. Hageman, Scott S. Hendron
  • Patent number: 10725463
    Abstract: A method implemented by a computing system identifies anomalies that represents potential off-normal behavior of components on an aircraft based on data from sensors during various modes of operations including in-flight operation of the aircraft. High-frequency sensor outputs monitor performance parameters of respective components. Anomaly criteria is dynamically selected and the high-frequency sensor outputs are compared with the anomaly criteria where the comparison results determine whether potentially off-normal behavior exists. A conditional anomaly tag is inserted in the digitized representations of first high-frequency sensor outputs where the corresponding comparison results indicate potentially off-normal behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sunil Dixit
  • Patent number: 10710554
    Abstract: A method operating a telematics device of a vehicle can include: requesting identity (ID) information of a driver from a driver terminal when the driver enters the vehicle; performing an authentication process using the ID information; preventing start-up of an engine of the vehicle when the driver is identified as a temporary user according to the authentication process; receiving navigation data including information relating to a destination from the driver terminal; acquiring information indicating an estimated insurance fee corresponding to each of one or more paths for navigating to the destination; transmitting the information indicating the estimated insurance fee to the driver terminal; and starting the engine when one of the one or more paths for navigating to the destination is selected by the driver terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Yarygina Anastasia, Jimin Han, Jung Mi Park, Jia Lee
  • Patent number: 10699253
    Abstract: Methods for operating a vehicle inspection or measurement system to facilitate selection of specification sets associated with a vehicle undergoing inspection or measurement based on an evaluation of vehicle identifying features and acquired vehicle measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hunter Engineering Company
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Colarelli, III, Timothy A. Larson, Daniel G. Eberhart
  • Patent number: 10692302
    Abstract: A method includes collecting, via processing circuitry, a first set of multi-load data from a power control unit of a vehicle and usage data at a first servicing of the vehicle, computing, via the processing circuitry, a Mahalanobis Distance (MD) using the first set of multi-load data, defining, via the processing circuitry, a healthy state and an anomaly threshold based on the MD, correlating, via the processing circuitry, the first set of usage data to the anomaly threshold; generating, via the processing circuitry, a usage based servicing schedule for a vehicle; collecting, via the processing circuitry, a next set of multi-load data and usage data at a next servicing of the vehicle; updating, via the processing circuitry, the MD, a servicing schedule and evaluating the performance of the vehicle; determining, via the processing circuitry, whether the MD crosses the anomaly threshold; and transmitting, via a network, a servicing alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Ercan M. Dede, Shailesh N. Joshi
  • Patent number: 10684595
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and user interfaces for controlling a bulk material baling system are provided. One embodiment of the invention relates to a user interface for controlling components of a tying system, providing a wire odometer that determines and displays real-time information on the use of consumables by the tying system, such as an amount of remaining wire. Embodiments of the wire odometer simultaneously monitor and display an amount of remaining wire on a wire carrier, and a corresponding number of straps remaining to be tied by the current wire carrier. Further embodiments of the user interface provide monitoring data and remaining-use expectancy indicators for individual system components. Additional embodiments of the user interface are configured to control various features of components of a combination tying system that straps bailed material with alternate tying heads, providing both wire strapping and plastic strapping capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Accent Wire Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Allen Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10672166
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying multiple aircraft states of an aircraft build process. A method includes storing, in a computer storage device, visual depictions of the multiple aircraft states that are layered over one another. The multiple build states of an aircraft represent different operational states of the aircraft over time. A user interface is configurable to display aircraft build states that occur during an aircraft build process based upon retrieval of the particular build phase from the computer storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Toler
  • Patent number: 10669952
    Abstract: A cylinder cutout system for an internal combustion engine is provided. The system may include a plurality of cylinders having a first pattern of cylinders and a second pattern of cylinders. Additionally, a fuel governor operatively coupled to a plurality of fuel injectors may regulate an amount of fuel received by the plurality of cylinders. The system may further include a plurality of sensors configured to collect a set of engine data and a controller communicably coupled with the plurality of fuel injectors, the fuel governor and the plurality of sensors. The controller may be programmed to detect a start-up condition of the engine and to execute a cylinder test cycle on at least a portion of the plurality of cylinders based on a positive detection of the start-up condition. The controller may activate one of the first or second patterns of cylinders based on the cylinder test cycle results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James Ulstad, Laura Huhn, Blake Landon Smith, Samuel Were, Anand KrishnamurthyGopalan, Aaron D. Sollars, Andrew Anderson, Delon R. Reyhart, Brooke A. Hart
  • Patent number: 10668778
    Abstract: A pressure ratio between a setpoint tire pressure and an actual tire pressure for a tire of a vehicle is ascertained by the following steps: Ascertaining a wheel load which is acting on the tire. Ascertaining a dynamic tire radius of the tire. Ascertaining the pressure ratio as a function of the wheel load and the dynamic tire radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Simon Steinmeyer, Marc-Michael Meinecke, Pär Degerman, Carsten Deeg
  • Patent number: 10664258
    Abstract: A method for updating aircraft data is provided. The method comprises: receiving one or more messages at a ground system that one or more aircraft is in a safe state on the ground; selecting one or more aircraft in the safe state to receive a software or database update from the ground system; verifying that the selected one or more aircraft in the safe state is in need of the software or database update; initiating a remote loading of the software or database update to the verified selected one or more aircraft in the safe state; and receiving one or more messages at the ground system from the verified selected one or more aircraft indicating a status of the remote loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Divya Swarup Giriyappa Srinivasan, David B. Goldstein, Dilip Mathews, Karthik Rao, Satish Kumar Rajendran
  • Patent number: 10663374
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for checking tyres in a tyre production line. The apparatus includes a support frame for mounting the tyre, a flange for attaching the support frame to a movement member, and an acquisition system for acquiring digital images of a surface of the tyre. The acquisition system includes a linear camera and an illumination system for illuminating an objective line of the camera. The illumination system includes a light source and an optical lens system having a second optical axis. The optical lens system includes first and second converging lenses arranged on the side opposite the light source with respect to the first lens so that the light source, the first lens and the second lens are coaxial with the second optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Held, Vincenzo Boffa, Bartolomeo Montrucchio
  • Patent number: 10657821
    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: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Caleb Garrett, Joseph Ali Eduardo
  • Patent number: 10629009
    Abstract: An unmanned vehicle is identified. One or more specifications of the unmanned vehicle are retrieved in response to the identification. A first characteristic of the unmanned vehicle is observed. The observed first characteristic is compared to the retrieved specifications. A compliance standard of the unmanned vehicle is determined. The determination is based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuk L. Chan, Eileen P. Tedesco, Kyle Gilbertson, Daniel F. Hogerty, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Benjamin D. Briggs
  • Patent number: 10629088
    Abstract: A driving skill in input driving data is acquired from driving skill classification unit, driving data, which includes a driving skill higher than the driving skill in the input driving data and of which a similarity to the input driving data is at least a predetermined similarity, is selected from among driving data stored in a driving data storage unit, a difference between the selected driving data and the input driving data is detected, and a notice on the detected difference is issued as driving advice. As a result, it is possible to present suitable advice to improve a driving skill taking into account the skill and type of a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Chandrasiri Pathiranehelage Naiwala, Shojiro Takeuchi, Hironobu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10621028
    Abstract: A combined data creating unit, a map creating unit, and a first state analyzer. The combined data creating unit is configured to obtain a device datum. The device datum includes an issued information issued from any device and an issued time of the issued information. The combined data creating unit is configured to create a combined datum by combining the device data related to a state determination target. The map creating unit is configured to map the combined data based on a similarity of the combined data to create a map. The first state analyzer is configured to analyze a determination target state using positions of the combined data disposed in the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOOR INC.
    Inventors: Yoshio Takaeda, Tetsuya Kanada
  • Patent number: 10573096
    Abstract: A computer-based method for maintaining an autonomous or self-driving vehicle is provided. The method is implemented using a vehicle controlling (“VC”) computer device installed on the vehicle. The method may include determining that a maintenance operation is required for the self-driving vehicle, retrieving an operator schedule for an operator of the self-driving vehicle, retrieving a facility schedule for a facility, determining a time for performing the maintenance operation based upon the operator schedule, the facility schedule, and an amount of time required to (i) complete the maintenance operation, (ii) drive the self-driving vehicle from a first location to the facility to arrive at the determined time, and (iii) drive the self-driving vehicle to a second location, instructing the self-driving vehicle to drive from the first location to the facility to arrive at the determined time; and/or instructing the self-driving vehicle to drive from the facility a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian N. Harvey, Nathan L. Tofte
  • Patent number: 10565808
    Abstract: A method for guiding an operator of a mobile working machine (or a device coupled to the machine) to a position to be located for fault-remedying, defect-eliminating or maintenance work, by determining data in respect of the position that is to be located on the working machine (or the device coupled to the machine) using a diagnosis system, transmitting the data to a portable device in respect of the position that is to be located, and outputting direction instructions to the position based on the data, by virtue of the portable device in order to guide the portable device to the position that is to be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Martin Bueermann
  • Patent number: 10564954
    Abstract: A vehicle includes an onboard controller(s) coupled to a wireless transceiver, which are configured to connect to a remote server, and to respond to a remote software update message for a vehicle from the remote server(s). In response, the controller(s) download a software update to the vehicle from the remote server(s). The controller(s) are further configured to detect a vehicle idle state, to determine whether the vehicle is unattended, such that the software update may proceed. If the idle state is detected, and in response to the remote software update message, the controller(s) configure the vehicle to a program mode, having vehicle conditions that include key on, transmission in park, and engine off. If the program mode configurations are successful, then the controller(s) update and/or flash the downloaded updates to in-vehicle, onboard computer processing systems and controller(s), which may include for example an engine control unit (ECU), among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian David Tillman, Medville Jay Throop, Ylldes Zeneli, Karl Nathan Clark
  • Patent number: 10545751
    Abstract: Implementations directed to providing a computer-implemented method for automating vehicle feature updates, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising receiving telematics data identifying an actual usage of a vehicle; performing a gap analysis between the actual usage of the vehicle and an expected usage of the vehicle; determining a feature update based on the gap analysis; providing the feature update to a product engineering module when the feature cannot be implemented by a software update; and providing the feature update to an onboard computer system when the feature can be implemented by a software update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Short, Sunny Webb, Eric Philippe Henri Schaeffer, Robert Krueger, Teodoro Lio, Scott Anthony Ellsworth
  • Patent number: 10546491
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of generating and broadcasting telematics and/or image data is provided. Telematics and/or image data may be collected, with customer permission, in real-time by a mobile device (or a Telematics App running thereon) traveling within an originating vehicle. The telematics data may include acceleration, braking, speed, heading, and location data associated with the originating vehicle. The mobile device may generate an updated telematics data broadcast including up-to-date telematics data at least every few seconds; and then broadcast the updated telematics data broadcast at least every few seconds via wireless communication to another computing device to facilitate alerting another vehicle or driver of an abnormal traffic condition or event that the originating vehicle is experiencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventor: Gregory L. Hayward
  • Patent number: 10525962
    Abstract: A vehicle control device comprises: a downshift control part (51) configured, upon issuance of a downshift request for downshifting an automatic transmission (200), to execute a downshift control of downshifting the automatic transmission (200) and driving an engine torque regulating mechanism to increase an output torque of an engine (10); a vehicle attitude control part (53) configured, upon satisfaction of a condition that the vehicle is traveling and a steering angle-related value pertaining to a steering angle of a steering device increases, to execute a vehicle attitude control of reducing the output torque of the engine (10) to generate deceleration of the vehicle so as to control vehicle attitude; and a downshift suppression part (55) configured, when the vehicle attitude control is executed, to suppress the execution of the downshift control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Hiwatashi, Daisuke Umetsu, Osamu Sunahara, Yasunori Takahara, Chikako Ohisa, Daisaku Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10528144
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, that move a display screen to produce sound or haptic feedback. A first force that causes a first movement of a first portion of a display screen is applied by a first transducer that is mechanically coupled to the first portion of the display screen. A movement of a second portion of the display screen is detected by a second transducer that is mechanically coupled to the second portion. A relationship between the first movement caused at the first portion of the display screen by the first transducer and the movement detected at the second portion of the display screen by the second transducer is determined. A second force that causes a second movement of the first portion of the display screen is applied by the first transducer, the second force being determined using the determined relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Michael Scot Pate
  • Patent number: 10518782
    Abstract: To provide an operation start index value calculating unit for calculating index values of operation start times according to operation contents of a driver who drives a vehicle, and a driving characteristics estimating unit for determining ratios of probability densities to total value thereof in respective probability density functions in the calculated index values, based on the respective probability density functions of every state of the operation start times to the index values of the operation start times and on the index values of the operation start times calculated by the operation start index value calculating unit, and for estimating the driving characteristics of the driver by weighting the ratios to the total values of the respective probability densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirofumi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10509414
    Abstract: A computer system configured to use emergency response system (EMS) vehicle telematics data to reduce risk of accidents may be configured to (1) receive, when the EMS vehicle is en route to an emergency location, the EMS vehicle telematics data associated with the EMS vehicle and including GPS location, speed, route, heading, acceleration, and/or lane data; (2) determine that a current route of an autonomous vehicle will interfere with the route of the EMS vehicle; (3) determine an alternate route for the autonomous vehicle to avoid interfering with the route of the EMS vehicle; and (4) direct the autonomous vehicle to (i) travel along the alternate route or (ii) pull over to a side of a road on the current route to allow the EMS vehicle to pass unimpeded. Insurance discounts may be generated based upon the risk mitigation or prevention functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventor: Gregory Hayward
  • Patent number: 10501091
    Abstract: An on-trip monitoring system for an on-demand transportation service can receive log data from autonomous vehicles operating throughout a given region. Based on a set of triggering conditions, the on-trip monitoring system can transmit switching commands to cause the AVs to switch between software versions and/or operative modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dima Kislovskiy, David McAllister Bradley
  • Patent number: 10504302
    Abstract: A vehicle monitoring system with a camera is disclosed for creating video or still photo data at the time of a detected accident. The monitoring system monitors a vehicle parameter using a sensor contained within the vehicle. The system may use a processor contained within the vehicle to monitor the vehicle parameter. The system sets a parameter threshold. When the system detects, using the sensor, that the parameter has met the threshold it captures a video or still photo of an area surrounding the vehicle. The system then stores and/or transmits the video or still photo data to a remote server over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Carlos Chavez, Amanda Shannon Danko, Kevin Kenneth Fiedler, Michael Jay Szentes, James Stephan Harrison
  • Patent number: 10497187
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a system and method for detecting execution of driving maneuvers based on pre-determined driving maneuver profiles. Some or all of the system may be installed in a vehicle and/or be otherwise coupled with a vehicle. In some implementations, the system may detect execution of driving maneuvers by the vehicle based on pre-determined driving maneuver profiles. The system may include one or more sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information related to the vehicle. In some implementations, the system may detect execution of the driving maneuvers by the vehicle based on a comparison of the information conveyed by the output signals from the sensors to criteria included in the pre-determined driving maneuver profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SmartDrive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Palmer, Slaven Sljivar
  • Patent number: 10486626
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for coordinating multiple vehicle diagnostic testers. An example vehicle includes communication buses, an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to one of the communication buses, and a gateway module. The a gateway module is configured to receive a request for communication with the ECU from a first in-vehicle diagnostic (IVD) tester, and responsively prevent communication with a second IVD tester while facilitating communication between the first IVD tester and the ECU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Michael Miller, William Robert Waldeck, Eric Ramsay Paton
  • Patent number: 10466657
    Abstract: A method and system for globally updating a plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems. Embodiments can comprise receiving, by a global server and from a plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems, a user data. The global server configured to analyze the user data and determine an applicable integration level, and the global server further able to communicate with the plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems. Modifying a global parameter when the global server determines the applicable integration level is a global integration level; and transmitting the modified global parameter to the plurality of learning implicit gesture control systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., EDGE 3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tarek A. El Dokor, Joshua King, Jordan Cluster, James E. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10452382
    Abstract: This method makes it possible to validate an update file of at least one set of computer data of a piece of avionics equipment of an aircraft. The processing method is implemented within a processing system comprising a mobile terminal independent of the aircraft, an update unit integrated into the aircraft, and a database separate from the aircraft and the mobile terminal, and comprises obtaining a computed message digest, the computed message digest resulting from the application, by the update unit, of a cryptographic hash function to the update file, obtaining a reference message digest, the reference message digest being acquired by the mobile terminal by secure access to a database comprising the reference message digest, and processing the update file based on a comparison of the computed message digest with the reference message digest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Christian Cantaloube
  • Patent number: 10453352
    Abstract: A computer system configured to use train telematics data to reduce risk of accidents via a mobile device traveling within a vehicle may be provided. The mobile device 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 when, or a time period of when, the train will pass through, be passing through, or be within a predetermined distance of a railroad crossing based upon the train telematics data; (3) determine an alternate route for the vehicle to take to avoid waiting at the railroad crossing; and (4) cause display of the alternate route on a display of the mobile device or a vehicle navigation system to allow the train to pass and to avoid train-vehicle collisions. Insurance discounts may be generated based upon the risk mitigation or prevention functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventor: Gregory Hayward